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Oksana Kondratyeva is a painter and stained glass artist. Born in Ukraine, she has lived and worked in London since 2004. She graduated from the University of Bonn, Germany, with degree in economics and worked in the City before studying Glass and Architecture at post-graduate level at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London. She shares her time with Kiev where she has published on architecture and synthesis of arts.

Oksana sees her works as full of deep-rooted polarities: visible and invisible, being and non-being, solid and intangible. Glass allows her to work with the most subtle of matter – the light. Throughout her works she aspires to define the essence of architecture of light and to explore the secrets of its inner space. She places bold emphases on structuring the space and on systematised visual expressions of forms. Composition and colour created by the rhythm of form and the rhythm of light respectively represent for her a fundamental working formula.

            CONCORDANZA

               Painting – Glass

      27 March – 15 April 2012

Oksana Kondratyeva

The Fabric of Life. Vivo. Con fuoco. Etched, sandblasted mouth-blown glass

St George and the Dragon

Daniel Neculae

    Iconographer

 

11 March - 4 April 2013

Daniel Neculae completed his studies at the University of Bucharest and  obtained a BA in Byzantine Painting from the Faculty of Orthodox Theology. He was greatly influenced by his stay in Mount Athos at the Vatopedi Monastery, where he saw the work of  renown 13th c. iconographer Manuel Panselinos. His icons can be seen at the Romanian Patriarchate, Bucharest, in Romanian Orthodox churches and monasteries, as well as in private collections in Europe and the United States.

Brian Whelan       28 October - 11 November 2010

Brian Whelan grew up in London, of Irish parents and now lives with his partner, Wendy Roseberry, in the quiet village of Hanworth in England’s Norfolk county. Since his training at the Royal Academy of Art, he has lived and worked in the East Anglia area for over 20 years.

Some suggest that Brian Whelan’s international travels can explain his strong narrative and distinctive style. But his journey as an artist found its definitive gateway just outside his own door, in the medieval churches and dwellings of East Anglia. For it is the vestiges of an art form that resonate with his Irish Catholic roots, back to a time when there was one church and from it’s painted walls great stories were told.

Whelan’s paintings, like much medieval art, depict a sublime comedy of life’s glories and tragedies in both religious and secular planes. While his painting "The Martyrdom of St. Edmund" permanently hangs in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral and “The Miracle of the Holy House of Walsingham” adorns the entrance hall of a private collector in Norfolk

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - oil on board

Emily was born in London into a family of writers, artists and politicians. She spent her youth in London, Rome, and Wiltshire attending many schools, including Chelsea School of Art, and St. Martins School of Art.  As a young woman, in the late sixties and early 70's, Emily travelled widely, living in the USA, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, France and Italy, and visiting Africa,  South America and the Middle East. It was in these years that her broad view of art was formed. In the 70's and 80's Emily  worked with the late Simon Jeffes of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. She also worked and exhibited as a painter, until the 80's, when she began carving stone.  Since then, Emily Young has worked exclusively in stone, and has exhibited widely. Her work is in collections all over the world and she is widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s foremost female sculptors.

              Emily Young       Paintings & Drawings

              2 Dec 2010 - 2 Feb 2011

Katherine Worthington

Traditional Sculpture

5 March - 2 April 2011

Katherine is a London-based architectural stone carver/sculptor, letter cutter and mason specialising in this field for the last 15 years. Honing her 3-dimensional skills she learnt her trade at the Weymouth College, Dorset followed by a carving apprenticeship at York Minster.

She has contributed to the restoration of the decoration of many fine heritage buildings and particularly enjoyed the inclusion of flora and fauna both actual and mythical in her work, such as the lion and unicorn for the London Hippodrome. She has in recent years extended her interest to the depiction in clay and stone of the human form prompted by four heads that she carved for the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey. 

She has found a freedom through the use of new media and experimentation together with the adaption of her carving technique to develop her own special style. This can be seen in her portraits.

She has just won the first prize for the Morley College Sculpture Society Annual Portrait Head Competition. This year's model was the journalist Darcus Howe. The lead judge was Etienne Millner, the President of the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

This exhibition shows her progression from restoring cathedrals to mastering portraiture. The exhibition will also include sacred art work in stone and other media, and a collection of portraits including the prize winning head of Darcus Howe.

The Prosopon School of Iconology was founded by Vladislav Andrejev, a Russian born iconographer, approximately 15 years ago. The school has branches in Estonia, Russia and the USA. The Prosopon School received the blessing of the Archbishop of New York and New Jersey, Metropolitan of all America and Canada in 2000. Over the years Vladislav’s iconographic technique and teaching method have undergone development and refinement and as a result a distinct school of painting and interpretation of icons has evolved, which strives to be a continuation of the ancient Russian-Byzantine tradition as well as making a contemporary step in its development.

This tradition of icon-writing reached its apogee during the XVth century. Today, Russian iconographers produce icons that reflect the same state of inner contemplative depth through artistic nuance and attention to iconographic canons and principles.

Only natural materials are used, such as gessoed wooden panels, egg tempera, ground pigments, genuine gold leaf and linseed oil based (olipha) varnish.

All the exhibitors studied at the Russian branch of Prosopon.

The Prosopon School of  Iconology

Russo-Byzantine style

14 - 28 April 2011

Virgin Vladimirskaya - Ekaterina Vandromme

Mystery of the Message    31" x 40" Mixed media on canvas

Contemporary Byzantine Painting

                    by Fikos 


                     4 - 28 December 2013

Having a background as a graffiti artist and an iconographer in Orthodox Christian churches, Fikos is continuing his developmental journey by painting murals in public places. The value of these works is exceptional, because it is the first time that the monumental byzantine technique meets a contemporary movement such as street art.