Archive for April, 2017


Lesley Hilling – On Longing

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

‘There is an unseen hand in my work and I am simply its caretaker. I work with the hues of the wood as if I’m a painter.’ – Lesley Hilling

Knight Webb Gallery will present a solo exhibition of several new sculptures by Brixton’s best known resident artist, Lesley Hilling. The exhibition will feature floor standing and wall sculptures made in found antique materials.

Both challenging and innovative, Lesley’s work is instantly recognizable for its organic, architectural forms and its understated elegance. Her background as a graphic designer has influenced these carefully considered compositions. All the works are made from salvaged antique furniture and found objects, many of which relate personally to the artist.

Hidden between the multi-faceted layers of each piece are old pianos, watches and family heirlooms. Her intricate works can take up to a year to assemble and complete.

‘The things I make can be separated into two types – the formal constructions made from different salvaged woods, and the more poetic pieces that will additionally feature found objects – things from my collections – cigarette cards, shells, coins, dolls, clock mechanisms, old photos, precariously placed magnifying glasses… I feel these pieces tell a story and the key to the story is with the viewer.’ -Lesley Hilling

Founded on a sense of nostalgia where the emphasis is on the collective and personal memory. Many of her constructions encourage the opening of doors and the pulling out of drawers. There is interplay between what is hidden, revealed and what is yet to be discovered. A walk on the beach or a country lane will produce all number of finds, such as crab bodies, drift wood, sculls, a dried frog; which can all be seamlessly integrated into the artwork.

‘Lesley’s work conveys a powerful sense of longing to preserve the fragments of the past, a desire for order, a passionate and mysterious evocation of lost moments.’ – Jane England, Director of England & Co Gallery






Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

This year at VOLTA 13 Basel we will be showing at Booth D06, with artists Juliane Hundertmark, Nadav Drukker, and Simon Gaiger.

Nadav Drukker is a lecturer in Theoretical Physics based at Kings College London. He has held research positions at a number of universities in the USA and the UK. Drukker developed his skills in ceramics as a means for communicating his research into string theory to non-scientific audience. The artist’s ceramics explore the languages of science, mathematics, and visual art. Drukker grew up in Jerusalem, completed his PHD in Theoretical Physics at Princeton, and now lives in London.

Juliane Hundertmark is considered one of Berlin’s most original and inventive emerging painters. Her work communicates everyday truths as she experiences them.The artist’s distinctive style involves visual metaphors and the staging of scenarios to examine these social observations. Whilst yielding many interpretations, Hundertmark’s work is primarily concerned with psychoanalysis. Her narratives are characterised by an otherworldly combination of eeriness, humour, and dreamlike spectacle.

Simon Gaiger’s sculptures are both human and landscape, narrative and abstract. They are influenced by the environment of his home in rural Wales, his childhood in Africa, and his time spent working as a shipwright’s assistant. Gaiger is known for creating solid wood sculptural furniture, often chiselled and organically shaped. His wood sculptures are elegant, and follow organic lines reminiscent of the fields and valleys of the artist’s home. Within his metal sculptures there is a gentle tension of opposing forces; elements strain and pull against each other or balance precipitously.

Juliane Hundertmark

Juliane Hundertmark

The Visit 2017, 80 cm x 60 cm, Mixed media on paper




, cm x cm,

Breakfast With Artists: Nadav Drukker

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017



Launching Saturday 8th April 2017
10.30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakfast with Artists is a new bi monthly event at Knight Webb Gallery Brixton, where artists, art lovers, and local residents are invited to the gallery to enjoy a light breakfast followed by a discussion between a gallery artist and Knight Webb Gallery’s director, Rufus Knight-Webb. The discussion will explore the artist’s current work and practice and will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Knight Webb Gallery will be launching their first Breakfast with Artists event with Brixton resident, Theoretical Physicist and studio Potter, Doctor Nadav Drukker. Drukker will be discussing his ceramics and exhibition ‘Quantum Ceramics’. This will also be the last opportunity to view the exhibition on it’s final day at the gallery.

The first talk in the series will be taking place on Saturday 8th April 2017, from 10.30 am – 12:00 pm. Knight Webb Gallery will be providing coffee & croissants, followed by a discussion between gallery director Rufus Knight-Webb, and Nadav Drukker.

Breakfast with Artists: Nadav Drukker
Saturday 8th April, 10.30 am – 12:00 pm

10.30 am: Light breakfast at Knight Webb Gallery
11:00 am: Nadav Drukker in conversation with Rufus Knight-Webb
11.30 am – 12:00 pm: Audience Q&A