Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • Sealed With A Kiss: Sara Pope’s exclusive artrepublic giveaway

    Want to win a very special original from the artist’s forthcoming showcase? Read on... The eyes get a lot of credit when it comes to expressing emotion; they are the windows to the soul, could kill with just a look and sometimes they even go a little starry. But what about the part the rest....
    Want to win a very special original from the artist’s forthcoming showcase? Read on... The eyes get a lot of credit when it comes to expressing emotion; they are the windows to the soul, could kill with just a look and sometimes they even go a little starry. But what about the part the rest of the face plays in showing, or even hiding, our feelings? One person who’s long considered this is artist Sara Pope, whose portraits don’t usually take in the whole face; instead, they focus specifically on a subject’s lips as they move through various emotions. These glossy, glittery and highly saturated pouts, mimicking the slick finish of advertising and often named for the shade of lipstick worn by her models, have become Pope’s trademark. They’ve been applied to canvases, silk screened onto paper and also used to customise shoes. And she hasn’t remotely finished exploring this seductive subject, as you’ll see at her first full showcase at artrepublic Brighton this November. Expect a series of originals that have never been shown in the UK, a brand-new lenticular print release and a very special homage to Pope’s work in fashion – a one-of-a-kind hand-painted leather jacket. This unique piece isn’t merely part of the showcase; it’s the starting point of an exciting event in its own right. Want to know why? We can now reveal that this original piece of Pope’s handiwork will be up for grabs at artrepublic. Not to buy though, and not through an auction, but via a good old competition. Anyone who has registered their tickets for the Sara Pope - Showcase Evening through Eventbrite will automatically be entered. Another way to enter is to take a photo of yourself next to one of Sara's pieces and upload to Instagram. Make sure you tag @sarapopeartist, @artrepublic and use the hashtag #sarapopejacket to be in for the chance to win. With Sara Pope's Show starting on the Thursday 15th November, what better opportunity to enter this prize draw.  A fan of Pope’s work? Then read our lips: you don’t want to miss out on this massive event. To find out more about Sara Pope’s showcase, the exclusive fashion-forward prize draw and to discover more about the limited edition prints we have in the gallery, speak to one of our personal art advisors – just stop by artrepublic Brighton or give us ring on 01273 724829.   Sara Pope Prize Draw Terms and Conditions (see section 18)   For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • A Subtle Twist Of Line: Richard Berner Live Screen Printing Event

    Meet Richard Berner, the host of this month’s Live Edition Printing evening with The Private Press. What links Audrey Hepburn, Amy Winehouse, the Houses of Parliament and a tentacle-wielding creature from the deep? Unless you have any other (we’d like to say unlikely) suggestions, the answe....
    Meet Richard Berner, the host of this month’s Live Edition Printing evening with The Private Press. What links Audrey Hepburn, Amy Winehouse, the Houses of Parliament and a tentacle-wielding creature from the deep? Unless you have any other (we’d like to say unlikely) suggestions, the answer to that would be Brighton-based artist Richard Berner. A regular feature on the walls at artrepublic Brighton, Berner’s work blends fine ink work and cultural iconography with a dusting of dark humour. While some of his images are straight-up homages to famous figures, such as David Bowie, Charlie Chaplin and, erm, Storm Troopers, each finished with watercolour hues, drips and splodges, others have the hallmarks of those classic political caricatures found in famous international newspapers and journals for centuries. You know, the ones that take familiar forms and figures but toy with them just enough to make a clever commentary or subtle joke. Whether it’s a beautiful moth that turns out to be made up of hundreds of tiny skeletons and ghoulish creatures, or a King Kong-like figure ascending Big Ben, drawn in a way that references Dali’s dripping clocks, Berner’s illustrative images definitely reward close inspection. The great news is, you can get up really close to the artist’s next limited edition, as he’s producing it at this month’s Live Edition Printing evening at the gallery, run in collaboration with The Private Press. Join us at artrepublic Brighton on 26 October, from 6-8pm, as Berner unveils, hand-finishes and signs an edition of just 50 prints, which you can buy there and then. As usual, the after-work creative session will also feature drinks at the gallery and a chance to meet the artist and have a chat about his work.   To find out more about the event, and to save yourself a space at (or near) the printing press, check out our eventbrite page.   For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • Tree Flowers And Shadows: Bruce McLean’s upcoming exhibition at artrepublic

    Discover the abstract work of one of British Conceptualism’s leading figures at artrepublic Brighton. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a bit of a soft spot for rebellious artists at artrepublic, which is why we decided that it’s time for those of you who aren’t already familiar....
    Discover the abstract work of one of British Conceptualism’s leading figures at artrepublic Brighton. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a bit of a soft spot for rebellious artists at artrepublic, which is why we decided that it’s time for those of you who aren’t already familiar with the work of Bruce McLean to be properly introduced.… with an exhibition of his work at our Brighton gallery this October. Don’t know much about the Glasgow-born artist? Here are the Cliffs Notes. Since upending the status quo of sculpture as a young artist in the Sixties, by using his own body to consider the value and purpose of the plinth and creating sculptural forms from rubbish and impermanent materials, Scottish sculptor Bruce McLean has continued to produce work that challenges some of the art world’s most commonly held beliefs. For instance, the idea that an artist only works in one realm, choosing his tools and mediums from the same checklist created (and used) by those who have gone before. Refusing to buy in to the art world’s long-accepted concept of the Seven Arts, McLean considers everything he produces – film-, photography- or paint-based – to be a form of sculpture. By working across disciplines, travelling back and forth between mediums that include (but are not restricted to) performance art, printmaking, painting, film installations and ceramics, he’s produced a vast body of forward-thinking work that is always evolving and changing. Approaching everything with inquiry, the result is a series of artworks that are packed with energy; organic lines bounce off block colours or solid structures within a given space, like an endless conversation between two figures with different points of view. But maybe we should pause for a moment, before we get as abstract as some of McLean’s creations (which you may have seen in the collections at the Tate, the V&A, or even in our own Brighton gallery – we’re in good company aren’t we?) and return to the point. Our forthcoming Bruce McLean exhibition. Running from 18 October – 12 November, Tree Flowers And Shadows features 40 new and archival pieces by the artist, and covers everything from limited edition prints and ceramics to a film installation. Many of the artist’s new works are influenced by his garden in Spain called Son Caragol which means Snail. ‘The latest prints are directly related to paintings I made 10 years ago,’ says McLean. ‘I’m interested in the dark shadows and how points of light appear as the sun moves around and flickers, I’m attempting to create beautiful, lush, vibrant works as a direct response to this lush, flickering environment.’ Experience McLean’s take on this environment for yourself, and hear more about the artist and his work at the Tree Flowers And Shadows Private View on 18 October, when he’ll be giving a 30-minute talk as well as unveiling the show. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP.     Keep an eye out on the artrepublic Brighton gallery page for our interview with Bruce McLean, as well as details of other upcoming events at artrepublic Brighton. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =

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