The 10th November is the opening of “Between the Sword and the Wall” at the Islington Arts factory. An intimate group show featuring the work of Samuel Eyles, Miguel Angel Ferrer and James Johnston - all of whom are alumni of The Cass school of Art.
For this show the artists’ work is based on the repercussion of unconsciousness and the concept of margin and limitation. This work is created on a variety of different media, aiming to create an interesting and interactive visual journey for the viewer.
Samuel’s paintings are characterised for their intimate visit into the human condition. The deconstruction of anatomy is apparent throughout the artist’s work as non-binary figures express their desire for “being human”; questioning the self and finding acceptance within one’s adopted skin. Surreal spaces, movement and abstracted figuration are some of the components that we can find in his paintings.
Material is the main protagonist of James’ work. His focus is on the physical properties of the media and the interaction of the piece with the surroundings and the display. His very specific way of managing the space in the gallery makes the relation between his work, the visited space and the viewer a truly immersive experience.
Miguel Angel bases his work in the narrative of social limitations, life stages and individual subconscious. To create his work, he uses a very different range of media: text, graphics, structures, accumulation of materials and 3D still-life. The purpose of the artist is to create a chaotic-minimalist space to engage with the curiosity of the viewer.
The exhibition will be open from 10 to 17 November and all are welcome to the opening on 10 November from 6pm to 9pm.
Islington Arts Factory Exhibition Archive