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QUANTUM CERAMICS

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Nadav Drukker New Ceramics at London Art Fair / Art Projects P3

January 21 – 26 2020

Sewing 5 2020

Market Art Fair 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Anders Knutsson together with traditional weaver Hanna Isaksson

April 11-14 Liljevalchs Kunsthall, Stockholm

This year we focussed on Knutssons new paintings made on hand woven linen, commissioned from weaver Hanna Isaksson, who lives in the North of Sweden.

London Art Fair 2019

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

London Art Fair 2019, a destination to engage and discover exceptional modern and contemporary art of our time.

This year Knight Webb Gallery exhibited Berlin artist Juliane Hundertmark, in the solo Art Projects section of LAF. Juliane is one of the most authentically left field artists working today.

London Art Fair 2019: The Genius of Juliane Hundertmark

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

We will be exhibiting Juliane Hundertmark at the London Art Fair 2019 from 16th- 20th January.

Please join us on the second floor, Art Project, stand P4.

Juliane Hundertmark paints a portrait of humanity, which is simultaneously humorous and serious.

She uses unusual visual metaphors to convey her meanings and ideas with ghostly ‘unfinished’ figures appearing beside ‘solid’ figures, like messengers from another dimension. These transparent figures represent a characters alter-ego and their inner desires…

Carinthia West, The Pig and the Power Station 1976, 95 x 120 cm silver gelatin photographs

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Exhibition opens 21st November 2018. 95 x 120 cm silver gelatin photographs

In 1976, The Pink Floyd hired the innovative Hipgnosis team, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson, to shoot the ‘Animals’ album cover at Battersea Power Station in London. They organised a giant blow-up pig which was attached to ropes and supposed to float above the Power Station for three consecutive days, but unfortunately on the second day, the pig slipped its moorings. The Floyd had hired an ex-police marksman to shoot it down in such circumstances, but he hadn’t turned up that day. Jumbo jet pilots, flying into London that morning, told their passengers, “on the right of the plane you will see the Houses of Parliament and on the left… a flying pig!”. No one could believe their eyes. Ultimately, chased by police and press, the pig deflated ignominiously in a field in Kent. I shot thirty-six frames in an attempt to tell its story…

 

 

The Pig and the Power Station | Nov 21 – Dec 22 2018 | Photographs by Carinthia West

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

In 1976, The Pink Floyd hired the innovative Hipgnosis team, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson, to shoot the ‘Animals’ album cover at Battersea Power Station in London. They organised a giant blow-up pig which was attached to ropes and supposed to float above the Power Station for three consecutive days, but unfortunately on the second day, the pig slipped its moorings. The Floyd had hired an ex-police marksman to shoot it down in such circumstances, but he hadn’t turned up that day. Jumbo jet pilots, flying into London that morning, told their passengers, “on the right of the plane you will see the Houses of Parliament and on the left… a flying pig!”. No one could believe their eyes. Ultimately, chased by police and press, the pig deflated ignominiously in a field in Kent. I shot thirty-six frames in an attempt to tell its story…

Knight Webb Gallery is now located in Battersea

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Knight Webb Gallery is now located in Battersea, opposite The Royal College of Art.

Our new address is: 58 Battersea Bridge Rd, London SW11 3AG
Our contact details will remain the same (Tel: 07939 530326 / Email: info@knightwebbgallery.com )

Our opening event and exhibition will be ‘IN A SILENT WAY 2018’, a duo show with artists Anders Knutsson and Lesley Hilling. It will run from 31st May – 26th June 2018

Private view: Wednesday, 6 June 6-9pm

Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm



Some of you will have noticed that a jeweller called Chez Veronique is currently installed in my Brixton gallery. Veronique will work out of our Atlantic Road space for at least 6 months, allowing me freedom to concentrate on Battersea.

 I am looking forward to a breath of fresh Thames air, new friends, new collectors and a proper commute by bicycle.

Rufus

 

In A Silent Way | 2018 Battersea

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Knight Webb Gallery’s opening exhibition at our new space in Battersea is a revival of In a Silent Way with artists Anders Knutsson and Lesley Hilling. The combination of organic wooden structures and gentle monochrome painting demonstrates a natural connection between artistic styles, both visibly and conceptually.

 

Knutsson’s paintings are a synthesis of Nordic and American culture, combining Minimalism, Abstract Expressionism, and Northern Romanticism. Equilibrium and understatement are the foundation of everything Knutsson creates.

Hilling’s wall sculptures instantly recognisable for their organic, architectural forms and understated elegance. In her practice there is a system of scouring the streets for materials, and sometimes destroying them before their transformation into sculpture. Lesley values nostalgia. Her house and her sculpture practice are testament to a strong attachment to the past. The recycling of materials has grown out of her core values.

 

Beyond The Blue Horizon 2017, 70 cm x 75 cm x 19 cm, Antique wood and piano parts

 

Anders Knutsson

Anders Knutsson

Red Hot 2015, 148 cm x 105 cm, Wax Oil on Linen

Market Art Fair

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Knutsson’s paintings were increasingly popular with young Swedish collectors at Market Art Fair 2018.

 

Knight Webb Gallery presented 50 years of Monochrome painting by Anders Knutsson, selling most large works on the booth. Knutsson’s collector base seems to be shifting, with five out of seven painting sold to young families.

 

We hope to return next year.

Art Miami – ‘Hot Tub’ – A solo presentation of Berlin artist Juliane Hundertmark

Friday, October 20th, 2017

 

I arrived at Art Miami with my son Louis a few days before the fair. We needed to set up a complex installation which included a fully functioning hot tub. We had arranged a hot tub sponsor, but had heard nothing from them for over a week. Two days before the fair we drove to the hot tub retailer’s address and there was nothing there, just a concrete floor and some leaves!

 

Louis got on the phone and managed to persuade a local company called Miami Pool, Spa, and Billiard, into lending us a tub for the duration of fair. It wasn’t quite the romantic wooden kind I was hoping for; more high tech with lights and music, but it was free of charge and designed to hold hot water.

 

The tub arrived at th last minute and were filling it up with water well into the opening hours of the preview. A hot tub is highly interactive. The artist placed strange puppet sculptures around the edge of the tub as guardians. She sewed together beach balls in a lacy vintage style, and threw them into the water.

 

Juliane had painted a series of swimming pool paintings, and we had pre sold two of them, which gave us sufficient confidence in the project as a whole. I guess Art Miami liked the tub, they still use it on their website.

 

 

 

Context Art Miami took place November 29th – December 4th 2016