FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sparks Fly on Bethnal Green Road - Expect the Unexpected!
19-24 February 2015
New work from a group of emerging and established artists at Espacio Gallery, London
From 19-24 February 2015 Convergence at Espacio Gallery showcases new work from a group of
national and international artists living and working in the UK, each with their own perspective and
unique approaches to a range of different subject matters.
The exhibition invites visitors to explore the personal, social and artistic relationships between the
artists and their work. When the styles meet there are no limits - Expect the unexpected!
A private view will be held on Thursday 19 February from 6-9pm. The show continues daily, including
weekend, from 1-7pm until 24 February at Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG.
The show combines photography, printmaking, painting, installation and mixed media to create a web
of new work from artists connected and separated by geography, language, culture and collaboration.
Meet the Artists
Moich Abrahams enjoys combining spontaneity and playfulness with exploring deeper aspects of the
unconscious while Becky Beckett, in her new series of works entitled explicit architectures, has
constructed encounters between people and places sourced from photos of expressionist buildings,
top-shelf magazines and microwave cookery books, among other things, suggesting a range of absurd
Steve Buggle’s abstract paintings are informed by what is going on around him, particularly modern
architecture with its simplicity and clarity of form. He wants his paintings to give the feeling that
something is happening on the surface, behind the surface, beyond the surface while Rosa Cives looks
at people’s interaction and reactions to Urban and Rural spaces and the environment that they inhabit.
For this exhibition, Rosa showcases a series of abstracts representing the ever changing environment
that surrounds her in rural Hertfordshire; nature being exposed to the elements as the seasons
Saliha Elhoussaini is inspired by the interconnectivity in natural and manmade systems, whereby
simplicity can give rise to complexity. A symbiotic relationship exists between the front and the reverse
in all thread drawings. Her work also explores ambiguity between illusory and real depth while
Beth Gadd’s work deals with the self, and the effect that living in our current society has on us as
individuals and social groups. She is fascinated by the physical aspect of this, and responds to issues
such as size zero culture, and what is typically considered to be 'ugly'. Gadd often adds humour to her
work to help her audience engage on a visual and emotional level.
Guilhem’s works are done without preparatory drawing – ‘My mistakes are entirely part of the process
because I like to explore our fragility in life, as we do every day, drawing our lives with our
imperfections.’ He tries to entirely merge with his doings, taking in his stride, his mistakes and his
limits while Liz James, primarily a painter, works in a fluid, expressive style to portray the atmosphere
of a place and time rather than topographical detail. She also incorporates other materials and
mediums and often uses charcoal, pastel, wax and sand with watercolour and acrylic to enhance her
Rossella Spoto draws inspiration from a combination of life experiences and socio-cultural
background, actual surrounding, dreams and expectations: past, present and future mix to recreate
simple, ironical tales which touch themes that resonate with personal or collective memories,
emotions, and taboos whilst Justyna Szpygiel invites the viewers to allow themselves a few moments
to stop and look at her paintings. Each painting contains approximately 25 layers of colours – ‘if you
spend time looking at them you will start to notice more of the colours. The images are often a result
of meditation, moments of deep inner concentration when you can hear your true Self.’
159 Bethnal Green Road London E2 7DG
Opening times: daily 1-7pm including weekends
Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Bethnal Green Station Overground: Shoreditch High Street
Buses: 8, 388
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For further information and/or interviews, please contact Carlos de Lins on 07815319073. Sample
images of artists’ work are also available on request in jpeg format from firstname.lastname@example.org