Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Masters at Subliminal Projects.


            Opening TODAY at Subliminal Projects is 'New Masters'- An exhibition concentrated on artists whose work serves as the contemporary equivalent to that of the Old Masters in the way that they seek to represent the classic human figure.
Exhibiting artists include: Mary Jane Ansell, Sean Cheetham, Ron English, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Miles 'Mac' MacGregor, Ann Marshall, Stephen Wright, Johnathan Yeo. 

'To perfect their representation of human anatomy, musculature, and proportion, artists throughout the ages turned to ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.  By imitating ancient precedents, the Old Masters of art developed a classical figure type that remained the predominant mode of representation for centuries.  Following, the 16th and 17h centuries of the Renaissance took the classical figure to a higher level through the use of perspective, the study of human anatomy and proportion, and through their development of an unprecedented refinement in drawing and painting techniques. 
              In the present day, these leading contemporary artists have a heightened ability to understand and interpret their subject, while emphasising the mind-set and methodologies that have guided artists for over five hundred years. Their figures are influenced by characteristics of today- feelings, surroundings, beliefs. and relationships, incorporated with new techniques and mediums, while still holding true the fundamentals of the classical form, thus becoming the New Masters.'
The show runs until the 4th of June at: SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS GALLERY, 1331 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 E: info@subliminalprojects.com. Visit the gallery website here

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