Cube Gallery


16 Crawford Street

London W1H 1BS London

United Kingdom

Phone : +44 (0)207 9352600

Fax :

Mobile Ph. : 7515673775

URL : www.cube-gallery.co.uk

Matt Fowles   (Gallery Manager)

About

Cube Gallery exhibits an exciting mix of work including artists using modern materials and techniques such as Plexiglass and laser cutting techniques alongside more traditional artworks on board and canvas.

Colour Radiation - Peter Monaghan

Peter Monaghan Colour Radiation

Carnelian Lake Rose - Paul Kessling

Paul Kessling Carnelian Lake Rose

Maelstrom -  Claire Cohen

Claire Cohen Maelstrom

Green Tumbling Blocks -  Rose Vickers

Rose Vickers Green Tumbling Blocks

Little Dreams XI - Anna Masters

Anna Masters Little Dreams XI

Take Me To The River - Mat Kemp

Mat Kemp Take Me To The River

Exhibiting Artists

  • Rogan Brown  (+)

    Biography : Brown is a graduate of Goldsmiths' College and holds an MA in Cultural Theory from Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University. He was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the National Open Art Exhibition in London in 2014.

    Detailed Description : Rogan Brown's work explores the boundaries between observational study and artistic interpretation, existing somewhere between scientific accuracy and pure, unbridled imagination. Using both a scalpel and a laser he creates intricate, fragile relief sculpture out of layers of cut paper making multiple visual references: cell structures, microbes, anatomical models, coral, fossils, vegetal forms, insects, sea shells etc...

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  • Claire Cohen  (+)

    Biography : Claire Cohen originally studied Physics in the mid-eighties and pursued a career in the technical and commercial arenas of the electricity industry. Then in 2010, she was in a position to be able to enrol at the Bristol School of Art and completed the Foundation diploma in Art followed by an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England which was completed in 2014. Claire now works from her studio in Bristol and at Spike Print Studios where she is a member. Claire work is driven by a desire to experiment with material and process and seeks to play with combinations of old and new techniques. Claire’s work is often abstract in nature, aiming to express a fascination with scientific ideas and mathematical concepts with the use of shape, colour and form. The Planes series plays with the brain’s ability to respond to limited data and missing information and it explores the idea of creating the seemingly solid from intangible, two-dimensional images. The series of works explores depth, dimension and space and references the idea of the optical illusion. Education: 1986: BSc Hons Physical Sciences, Oxford Polytechnic 2010: Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art – Bristol School of Art 2014: MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, University of the West of England Publications: 2013: Reproduction of texture in digitally printed artworks

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Claire Cohen - Maelstrom Maelstrom

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  • Mo Cornelisse

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  • Mat Kemp  (+)

    Biography : Mat Kemp is an English artist, predominantly sculptural, either free standing or wall reliefs combining traditional materials, plaster, wood, metal with constantly evolving collection of donated and salvaged objects, ranging from ancient tools to the must recent plastic cartoon merchandise. “The material bank I have developed is a constant inspiration. It often drives the idea or piece, my role as an artist is to steer it in the right direction. The network of donators that I have built up all over the world helps keep fuel in the tank. I attempt to reinterpret familiar subjects and materials, challenging the viewer to examine the visual symbols and incidental forms that are taken for granted in everyday life. Adjusting their normal place in the world we know to something that exists on another level…not necessarily higher. The unifying bond for most of the pieces is a sense of humour and playfulness, it helps keeps the pieces fresh without detracting from their existence as a work of art. The influences throughout my career to date are as varied as the materials I use, ranging from Assyrian friezes in the British Museum to erotic Etruscan tomb frescos hidden in the Tuscan hills, from the scribbles of Spike Milligan to the constructions and Installations of Kurt Schwitters.” Education School of Communication Arts 1990. Royal College of Art 1987. Diploma in Bronze Casting Instituto Statale D’Art Florence 1982 Diploma in Sculpture restoration University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1985, Ba Hons Sculpture (1st)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Mat Kemp - Take Me To The River Take Me To The River

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  • Kate Kessling  (+)

    Biography : Kate Kessling trained at Goldsmiths College in the late 1980s, followed by an MA in Conceptual Textiles through a British Council Scholarship to Poznan Academy of Art. Kate runs a studio in Oxford.

    Detailed Description : Kate’s DOT MATRIX pieces are concerned with 'seriality', with the rhythm that objects create in repetition and reference the Pythagorean numbering systems  in which arrays of dots were used to calculate complex mathematical theorems. The hand-turned individually cast and coloured resin pegs are interchangeable and  allow the eye to  intuitively processes pattern and colour harmonies;  a colour calculus.

Kate's work is described as 'pop- minimalist’.

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  • Paul Kessling  (+)

    Biography : Paul Kessling ’s abstract oil paintings pulsate with raw Promethean energy. Whether taking painterly bearings amid the heft and shift of wind-slammed storms or delicately calibrating the impression of light painting a cloud-mottled sea, his wet-in-wet technique and lyrical brush strokes capture the elemental struggles of our external and internal landscapes. Kessling trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art where he worked with Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. He is a modern painter forming paintings with the same sculptural discipline required of the three dimensional form, but in a two dimensional space. Kessling uses his own distinctive painterly structures, stacks of stripes or fields of moving paint, to generate a distillation of the well-observed – a rewriting or new translation in paint.

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  • Kate Kessling  (+)

    Biography : Kate Kessling trained at Goldsmiths College in the late 1980s, followed by an MA through the British Council at Poznan Academy of Art. Kate Kessling’s work is conceptual and uses a wide range of found objects as a route into ‘mark-making’. Her work is often concerned with the rhythm that objects create in repetition. The new ‘Paper assemblage’ pieces see a return to hand-made and have been put together from reams of paper that have been ‘perfect-bound’ using traditional book-binding techniques. Each piece is made from over a thousand leaves of paper, stacked with the pages, rather than the spines, turned outward, this forming a striated surface in which coloured pigments, paints and waxes are applied in bands.

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  • Anna Masters  (+)

    Biography : Anna Masters is a mixed-media artist whose practice incorporates wall-based pieces, three-dimensional works and site-specfic installations. Creating complex and incredibly delicate compositions of natural and found materials, Anna’s work is characterised by the way the materials appear to float mid-air, creating a sense of an inexplicable moment, frozen in time. The materials she employs – predominantly natural, found or recycled materials – expose Anna’s love of form and attraction to detail. Though often organic in their appearance, each composition is thoroughly planned, often utilising geometry, symmetry and mathematics in their design. Particularly apparent in her recent works is a preoccupation with the resistance to time and change, and the paradox of its inevitability: the butterflies she uses, symbolic of change, are prevented from completing their life-cycle. Meanwhile, watch parts, the very mechanics of time, are suspended motionless apart from their counterparts, whilst time progresses regardless. Anna graduated from Staffordshire University, UK in 2005 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. She subsequently gained a Distinction for her Masters degree in Art Policy and Management from Birkbeck, University of London. Anna was awarded a grant from Arts Council England in 2013 for the development of her mixed media works. She has exhibited widely across the UK and overseas, including public art projects Elephant Parade (2010 and 2013-14), Jungle City Edinburgh (2011), The Big Faberge Egg Hunt (2012) and the City of London Festival (2012). In 2017 Anna has an exhibition at the prestigious Dorchester in London’s Park Lane. Born in 1982, Anna Masters lives and works in Kent.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Anna Masters - Little Dreams XI Little Dreams XI

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  • Peter Monaghan  (+)

    Biography : Peter Monaghan (b. 1955) studied at the National College of Art and Design in mid 1970s. He joined Dara O’Lochlainn’s pioneering design firm; his packaging, graphic and industrial design won a number of awards, including several sponsored by the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design, the IDI and the European Design Annual. In 1983 he set up his own firm, later becoming a partner in Creative Inputs working with such clients as AIB, ESB, and the Office of Public Works. He also designed a number of catalogues for the National Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. For the last two decades he has painted in his own time, exploring both calligraphic and Op art techniques. In 2000, he gave up design work to concentrate full-time on painting and sculpture. His work is conceptually rich and in keeping with his central theme of transition and change, he explores the dynamic between 2D and 3D and asks fundamental questions about how colour works. Peter cites music as a major influence in his work and this is evident in the jazz like rhythms produced.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Peter Monaghan - Colour Radiation Colour Radiation

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  • Rose Vickers  (+)

    Biography : Rose works mainly using found and carefully collected materials, re appropriating commonplace objects by responding to their innate narrative qualities Sometimes inspired by simple geometry, the work can be suggestive of the tradition of piecing patchwork quilts and the necessity of using materials that were to hand and could not be wasted, and in so creating something which could act as a narrative document of their maker’s lives. Employing a handmade aesthetic, Rose’s latest work is created using her large collection of school rulers and yardsticks, subtly evoking an earlier utopianism whilst celebrating the everyday usefulness of the simplest of tools. Since completing her degree in Applied Arts she has exhibited widely and has worked on a broad range of public and private commissions. Rose lives and works in Bristol, UK.

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    •  Rose Vickers - Green Tumbling Blocks Green Tumbling Blocks

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Other Represented Artists

  • Jack Frame

    Biography : Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1986, Jack moved to Glasgow, where he graduated from the city’s school of Art in 2007 with a sellout degree show. In 2009 he gained a 3rd prize in the Jolomo Awards for landscape painting. Describing himself as 'magpie' in his approach to his art, Frame is also a romantic in the way he engages his artistic sensibility – always striving to strip away the heaviness of a scene, be it in a landscape or figurative painting. Thus in this series of works, the trees stand alone, often with gold leaf as the backdrop to the studies. Jack currently splits his time between painting in his central Glasgow studio and teaching at the independent Lomond School, where he is artist-in-residence.

  • Paul Kessling  (+)

    Biography : Paul Kessling’s abstract oil paintings pulsate with raw Promethean energy. Whether taking painterly bearings amid the heft and shift of wind-slammed storms or delicately calibrating the impression of light painting a cloud-mottled sea, his wet-in-wet technique and lyrical brush strokes capture the elemental struggles of our external and internal landscapes.   Kessling trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art where he worked with Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. He is a modern painter forming paintings with the same sculptural discipline required of the three dimensional form, but in a two dimensional space.  Kessling uses his own distinctive painterly structures, stacks of stripes or fields of moving paint, to generate  a distillation of the well-observed - a rewriting or new translation in paint. 

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    • Paul Kessling - Carnelian Lake Rose Carnelian Lake Rose

  • Myung Nam An

    Biography : Ceramic BA Hons, Camberwell College of Arts. In my work, I like to tell stories using symbols which are universal. When you look at my work you can tell your own story, and can interpret what you see in your own way and each work int he series is created to evoke a different mood and emotion. It has always been my goal as an artist to make work that speaks to the viewer on a deeper level. The essence of my work is the human being and their everyday life and I find ceramic to be the most versatile material and so it is suited to express my ideas. Working in clay is really deep and has much to interest me.

  • Rachael Nee

    Biography : Rachael Nee (b.1964 Wiltshire, UK), studied Bristol Polytechnic 1984-7 and the University of West of England, Bristol 2002-04. She won first prize for Viewers Choice, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2003) having won third prize the previous year. Initially studying ceramics Rachael became fascinated by the creative and destructive potential of fire and now works mainly with flames from sources such as candles. Her work is held in public and private collections both in the UK and abroad. Rachael was elected an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy in 2007 and selected for the Jerwood Drawing prize in 2005.

  • John O'Connor  (+)

    Biography : Education: Sculpture Academy, London Bridge Work medium: Contemporary figurative, bronze

    Detailed Description : An exaggeration of the figure is a recurring theme in John’s work. Blending the physical with the emotional he explores the fabric of his own internal worlds. He approaches his work with an honest and open heart where he can share what he believes to be 'states of mind that are inherent in us all’.

  • Tay Bak Chiang  (+)

    Biography : Tay Bak Chiang, born in 1973, graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1995 and studied at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, in 1997. He was awarded the First Prize in the Chinese Painting category in the 19th and 22nd United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Competitions (2000 and 2003 respectively). In 2002 he received the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council of Singapore.

    Exhibition : The Story of The Stone, Hong Kong, 2014 The Breath of A Blade, Esplanade, Singapore 2013 Hear the Wind Sing, Kong Kong, 2012 Ingenuity, Singapore, 2011 Between Breaths, Singapore, 2010

    Detailed Description : Bak Chiang’s work is rooted in Chinese ink painting but should bear the imprint of the environment and reflect the spirit of contemporary times. His Stone series began after a walk through a nature reserve in Singapore, where they seemed to emanate a cool stillness amongst the greenery. He uses a mix of pigments and Chinese ink and colours to create his works.

  • Chris Wood