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'Death, In Bloom!' - Diane Chappalley and James Jessiman, Barbican Arts Group Trust


Private view - Thursday 29th July, 6-9pm, all welcome.
Open through Friday and Saturday 12-6pm each day, The artists will both be present on Saturday 31st.

'Death, In Bloom!’
Artworks Project Space,
114 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6AA
29th - 31st July 2021

Barbican Arts Group Trust

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Diane Chappalley is a Swiss artist living and working in London. She studied at Bern University of the Arts Switzerland. Having moved to London she graguated from City & Guilds of London Art School with a First Class Hons. From 2015 - 2017 She studied at Slade School of Fine Art, University of London, MA Fine Art. In 2018 Diane won the Alice Bailley Award, Foundation Alice Bailley, CH. She has work in HSBC Art Collection, London and CHUV Contempory Art Collection, Lausanne, CH.

James Jessiman graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017 have completed an MA in Printmaking.

Often varied in output, James' work attempts to display and mesh together a number of references. Using an archive of collected printed matter, he strips away context and language to focus on themes of the future and ask where our world might be going.

An important beginning to the work, whether sculpture or collage, is drawing. His drawings represent fictive spaces that lie between the gallery and the domestic, as well as workings out for sculptural works.

Hopes and intentions from movements in contemporary culture, Modernist architecture, early European rave movements, Science Fiction, and a personal collection of spiritual and religious leaflets all inform his practice. Each have their own positive vision for the future and shared optimism to build towards a New World. If each sets their sight on a new world, where does this new world go upon every movements failure?

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