Mixed Winter Exhibition
An eclectic exhibition of paintings, bronze sculpture and ceramics alongside a solo exhibition by Chloe Holt. The Winter Exhibition includes work by Julia Cooper; Parastoo Ganjei;
Hugo Grenville; Sara Ingleby-MacKenzie; Lawrence Quigley; Yuta Segawa and Mike Service.
Parastoo Ganjei, comes from an artistic Persian family. She paints still lifes as well as landscapes, roses are a favourite subject for her and she captures the weight of the flower heads beautifully whilst keeping a strong sense of movement. Using this common subject as a vehicle to portray feelings and emotions, there is a vitality as well as balance to her work.
Parastoo Ganjei studied fine art in Iran and Sussex and is a graduate of Bournmouth University. Exhibiting widely in the United Kingdom, her work has proved to be extremely popular and is in many important collections around the world including the Royal Family of Brunei.
Summer Morning, The Studio
oil on canvas
117 x 96.5cm
The Picture Book
oil on canvas
76 x 127cm
The Rose Dress I
oil on canvas
112 x 91.5cm
Hugo Grenville first exhibited in London at the Chelsea Arts Society at the age of 15. As an officer in the the Coldstream Guards, he served in Northern Ireland, West Africa, Rhodesia during the Civil War, and finally as an Aide-de-Camp to C-in-C British Army of the Rhine, during which time he painted whenever possible, and studied part-time at Chelsea School of Art and Heatherley’s.
Painting full-time since the age of 30, Grenville has had 21 solo shows in London, New York and Palm Beach. He is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading colourist painters, resulting in invitations to lecture and teach from institutions such as Falmouth School of Art and the V & A Museum.
Grenville was an Official War Artist in Bosnia in 1995, and has been commissioned by a number of institutions including the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, Edinburgh City Council and The China Club, Hong Kong. Showing for the first time at David Simon Contemporary December 2018, with a Solo exhibition 2019. His work is represented in corporate, institutional and private collections in UK, USA, Canada, France, Hong Kong and Australia, including: Edinburgh City Council, The Ministry of Defence, The China Club, Hong Kong, The Duke of Devonshire, The Earl of Verulam.
Sara Ingleby-MacKenzie has been sculpting since 1982, when she graduated with a first class honours degree in Sculpture and Print Making from Bath Academy of Art. The same year she was awarded the Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship. She trained under Ken Hughes, a pupil of Henry Moore.
Sara Ingleby-MacKenzie has undertaken many prominent commissioned sculpture and monument projects and this work can be found at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, among many other public and private collections.
Sunset Over the Sussex Downs
oil on panel
36 x 45.5cm
Lawrence Quigley studied at The Laird School of Art, Birkenhead (1971-72) and Loughborough College of Art and Design (1973-76) and achieved a B.A. Hons. Degree in Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking. He attended the Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1977-80) attaining a M.A. Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking. Lawrence's work is rooted within the figurative tradition of British and European Painting. Much of the imagery is performance or literature related and inspired, observing the world as a potential stage for the scenes and dramas that echo human experience and behaviour. The landscape works are engaged with the manipulation and enjoyment of paint, endeavouring to capture the 'spirit or mood of place' - evoked by particular lighting or weather conditions within our environment and the world around us. The romantic fervour of Turner and Constable in their immediacy and direct response to the landscape is prominent in the depiction of the fleeting atmospheric changes that occur in the British landscape. This series of smaller still-lifes are each painted in just one day as a challenge to hone his observational skills. Lawrence has exibited extensively throughout the United Kingdom in both one man and group shows and he has been the winner of many artistic awards.
Mike Service trained in Fine Art at Bath Spa University after taking early retirement from his first career. Over the past few years Mike Service has exhibited his paintings widely in the UK including in Bath London and at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. He has also undertaken a number of private commissioned works.
We are delighted to have been representing Mike Service at our gallery for the past three years. Painting in oils with palette knife and brush, there is a spontaneity and speed to his work, which creates a lively and active composition with a carefully considered, limited colour palette. Taking inspiration from Nicolas de Stael, Service has an adept talent with his palette knife and it is his clever approach to semi-figurative painting that keeps his paintings always full of constant interest to the viewer. Whether painting still-life subjects or the landscapes of Ile de Ré, Salema or the Somerset hills, one is always struck by the artist’s clear enjoyment and skill of handling paint. First solo exhibition with David Simon Contemporary 2019.
Miniature Ceramics in White and Black Porcelain
Yuta Segawa is a Japanese ceramic artist specialising in producing miniature pottery. He learned fine-art ceramic skills in Japan and China and developed techniques in producing miniature pots in London. All miniature pots are thrown individually by hand and he uses more than five hundred original glazes. "Miniature pottery relates to the issue of the relationship between artists’ bodies and their works. It is a challenge to test the limits of what a human body can make on such a small scale".
Born in 1988 in Shizuoka, Japan, Yuta Segawa studied ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts, London, Musashino Art University, Tokyo and Jingdezhen, China. He has held solo exhibitions in London, The Netherlands, Dubai, Tokyo, China, and had several solo ceramics exhibitions with David Simon Contemporary.