Photographer Showcasing: Christopher Hauser’s work in ‘Taking in the View’ Exhibition

(c) ‘Life Lines’ by Artist Christopher Hauser

Christopher Hauser is a Munich based photographer whose international profile and reputation and body of photographic work has developed at an excitingly fast pace.

Christopher Hauser defines himself as a ‘contemporary and architecture photographer’. He is perhaps best known for his large sweeping panoramic cityscapes taken from vertiginous heights and his elegant abstract shots of some of the World’s most famous skyscrapers.

There is something intrinsically contemporary about his elegant, cool streamlined cityscapes. It’s this quality which has meant a number of prominent European businesses have selected Christopher as the artistic ambassador to their firms, displaying his captivating works in their boardrooms, hallways and communal areas.

Since his impressive Skylines exhibition at London’s Lloyds Register in 2014, a star exhibition attraction during the London Festival of Architecture, Christopher’s work has gained many new collectors in Germany, London and internationally.

Christopher’s gallery exhibition profile in London has progressed steadily as he has been invited to show works in Gallery DIFFERENT’s group exhibitions over the last two years and his works headlined the launch exhibition for VEDO’s Corporate Art Service in 2015, which caught the eye of a very large international law firm who sought 15 photographic works for an installation in their newly refurbished offices in London.

Christopher has spent the last year travelling the world and spending a great deal of time in America developing a new body of work, in particular taking some new images of Shanghai and New York which we are all waiting with excitement to see. He has also won an impressive photographic award for his work. He won first place in the category of Professional Architecture, Interiors for the International Photography Awards 2016 for his Ice Hotel work see here.  

His stunning black and white abstract City shots of Singapore were shown in the exhibition Savoir Faire in October 2016. At VEDO we have a soft spot for Hauser’s abstract architectural pieces, he takes distinctive aspects or sections of modern buildings and hones in on them, really scrutinising their surfaces and form, to the extent that the surface pattern takes on an entirely new abstract form. For example see his abstract shots of Sydney’s Opera House or of the Eiffel Tower.

(c) Artist Christopher Hauser

We are thrilled to showcase a completely different side to Christopher’s work at the forthcoming landscape exhibition ‘Taking in the View’ at Gallery DIFFERENT from 10th March 2017 until 8th March 2017.

Christopher is showing three powerful images from his Antarctica series.

Christopher captures similarly the scale and magnificence of the landscape. His highly detailed large-format images of Antarctica’s mountains compel you to step into the photograph and feel the same emotions as the man behind the lens, feelings of total awe or feeling humbled by the majesty of the landscape.

The icy blues and greys that have become characteristic of his oeuvre are still present in these recent works. Ice sheets, snow-capped mountains and isolated fluffy clouds amid bright blue skies are taken as his subject-matter. The works are timeless but also intensely modern and possess a universality which would appeal to a huge range of buyers, collectors and supporters.

Christopher is a joy to work with as an artist and we really cannot wait to see what he produces next as this rising star’s work continues to take an exciting trajectory. If you are interested in any of Christopher Hauser’s pieces or wish to get in contact with the artist, please contact VEDO directly and we will gladly assist. To see Hauser’s pieces in our forthcoming exhibition please join us at Gallery DIFFERENT for what promises to be another highly acclaimed show.

At VEDO Corporate Art Service, we work with many talented emerging artists, photographers and sculptors and each year we showcase different artists that we work with in 3 or 4 exhibitions. We provide an art buying service and bespoke commissioning service for the Corporate art sector and for the property and design sectors. For more details about our services click here. 

Artist Showcasing – Video-blog on Natalie Ryde and her work in the “Paper and Bronze Exhibition”

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(c) Artist Natalie Ryde

Natalie Ryde is an exciting artist who specialises in abstract line drawings and screen printing. Her works are often very detailed, colourful and captivating.

She describes her abstract line drawings as appearing as floating woven forms and she attributes this aesthetic to her family background in both textiles and technical drawing.

Ryde’s explains that her practice deals with ideas surrounding “the human tendency to follow patterns, inherent and learnt behaviour, conscious and automatic decision making” and her source material comes from mathematical diagrams, observation of disrupted surfaces or patterns and emergent organic forms.

The intricate mesh drawings in monochrome and colour have a feeling of movement and vitality in their undulating surfaces. Working predominantly on paper, Ryde uses ink, pen and pencil in her drawings as well as producing short-run and variable silkscreen print editions.

VEDO have enjoyed showing Ryde’s artworks at our recent 2016 shows, Savoir Faire in October 2016 and ‘Paper and Bronze’ December – January 2017 at Gallery Different. We have created a video to explore her most recently exhibited pieces.

Watch her video here

Trefoil is a large piece with a bold blue ring of colour. Within this block of colour, Ryde has painstakingly hand drawn networks of pen lines. The method is very precise and creates a hugely intricate web effect. Trefoil exemplifies the methodology and vision of this artist.

In VEDO’s video, Ryde discusses her inspiration for these organic pieces.

One truly eye catching work is called “Pokey Holes”, a vibrant work that comprises of a yellow form with the same characteristic networks of line drawing over the block colour.

Gallery Different, London 

Gallery Different, London 

(c) Artist Natalie Ryde

Ryde recalls how one day she discovered a mysterious entity washed up on the beach. The entity turned out to be a cluster of whelk eggs and consequently formed the subject-matter of this work. She talks about the randomness of coming across something organic in a place it was not necessarily meant to be – a theme which seems to inform many of her works from this time.

Within the ‘Paper and Bronze’ show at Gallery Different we are also showing some unframed works, such as the drawings “implosion” and “explosion” that are stunning small drawings that would look elegant in a luxury home, boutique hotel or any commercial space where minimalist elegant design is the theme.

Ryde’s fascinating working methods and techniques, together with the sense of randomness she installs into her works make them an excellent choice for anyone looking for a really unique, elegant artwork.

Ryde also has much experience of working alongside her patrons and therefore the commissioning process is something which she both enjoys and thrives on. At VEDO we work with artists and clients to produce bespoke commission works that enhances a company’s property and matches the Company brand and vision. Whether you have something specific in mind to commission for a corporate or luxury setting, or you would just be interested in Ryde’s best completed works, we are here to assist.

Sculptor Showcasing – Video-blog on Margot Roulleau – Gallais and her work in the “Paper and Bronze Exhibition”

Margot Roulleau-Gallais creates lifelike bronze sculptures of humans in highly naturalistic poses. The scale of her works vary considerably. Within her repertoire Roulleau-Gallais has created both larger than life size bronze figures of famous individuals but also much more intimate works which focusing on the more vulnerable side of her sitters.

Capturing a likeness is one of Roulleau-Gallais’s real talents. She has been commissioned to create busts, full figurative statues and smaller more intricately posed works by a variety of patrons, including MDM London. She is a young talent who has worked for leading British sculptors and is attracting patrons for commissions in her own right.

At VEDO’s most recent show ‘Paper and Bronze’ at Gallery Different we have exhibited one of Roulleau-Gallais’s smaller, delicate bronzes, “Crouching Chaos”.

Gallery Different, London 

This miniature female nude crouches with her hair falling elegantly over her shoulders, her legs crossed and pulled into her torso. In the video commissioned by VEDO Roulleau-Gallais tells us about the creation of this particular sculpture. She explores the emotion behind the nude and what the various parts of the body represent and how the posture relates to these emotions.

Watch the video here

Roulleau-Gallais has created something truly special with this small scale bronze work. Perfect for exhibiting on a plinth or on top of a table this piece seemed to appeal to individuals for a variety of reasons. The theme of the female nude together with the medium of bronze is a timeless combination.

Roulleau-Gallais renders subject and object in perfect unity which means these works could be used to engage with a variety of audiences on a variety of different levels. From elegant waiting rooms for companies, such as private medical clinics, or boutique hotel reception rooms to a luxury living room, this work could be exhibited anywhere and it would spark debate while enhancing the surrounding environment.

Those looking for an exquisite bronze figurative work on a small scale need look no further.

Roulleau-Gallais is a master craftsman with the ability to render impressions in bronze with extreme skill. From a life size sculpture of football legend Thierry Henri to a sophisticated bust of literary icon Edward Lear, Roulleau-Gallais continues to define her position within the sculpture scene internationally.

Roulleau-Gallais enjoys the challenges set by working to commission. Comfortable in a variety of scales, her works can accommodate every environment. Please contact VEDO directly to inquire into sculptural commissions by this talented artist.

Artist Showcasing: Video-Blog on Venetia Norris and her artworks in the ‘Paper and Bronze’ Exhibition

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(c) Artist Venetia Norris

Venetia Norris has come to be one of VEDO’s most well recognised artists, appearing frequently across VEDO’s 2016 exhibition programme.

In celebration of Norris’s most recently exhibited piece – Leaded Lights – VEDO have commissioned an artist video which shows Norris explaining the work, her inspiration and her fascinating techniques.

Click here to watch the video

Leaded Lights is characteristic of many of Norris’s pieces as it takes as its subject, the natural world. Leaded Lights is in essence a pencil drawing and rubbing including a splash of bright yellow paint and comprising a suspended wire circle.

Venetia Norris, Leaded Lights, Mixed Media- pencil rubbings, graphite, paint and wire on paper, artwork 33.5x25cm, 2015 (image courtesy of the artist)

(c) Artist Venetia Norris

Norris frequently creates these engaging sometimes monochrome assemblages which are her response to particular places at particular moments. Norris’s works are therefore often based on her real love of nature, foliage and the changing natural environment.

With Norris’s work you get a very modern, elegant presentation of nature. Beautiful flowers and foliage with a contemporary twist.

Drawing from life is a key aspect of all of Norris’s works. It is the direct, immediate rendering of a subject that gives her pieces such an intensity and vivacity. In the video Norris discusses the effect her 2015 artist residency had on the development of her artistic processes. She confirms that in directly engaging with her environment – the school of North London Collegiate – her pieces seemed to really come alive. The splash of yellow colour present in the piece in question was a direct response to the school’s frenetic and lively environment.

Leaded Light is not overly large in size and would fit well in so many different settings. Norris is able to take on larger scale and smaller scale projects and commissions. If you would like to understand more about the opportunities for commissioning or buying Norris’s works, please contact VEDO directly. As we march into 2017, VEDO is very excited for what lies in store for this important and prolific artist and urges fans and patrons of Venetia Norris’s works to watch this space carefully!

Artist Showcasing: Video-Blog on Sara Willett and her artworks in the ‘Paper and Bronze’ Exhibition

Gallery Different, London

(c) VEDO and Artist Sara Willett

VEDO is a huge supporter of prolific artist, Sara Willett. Her works take many different forms from painting, to drawing to installation.

Towards the end of last year, VEDO produced a popular blog article on this artist, focusing on her recent return from China’s capital, Beijing, following a highly successful artist residency programme.
See here: http://www.vedocorporateart.com/artist-showcasing-sara-willetts-artist-residency-in-china-her-works-in-paper-and-bronze-exhibition/

“Seeker 1” and “Seeker 2” are two separate works using ink on traditional Chinese rice paper. These pieces were chosen to feature in the “Paper and Bronze” Exhibition at Gallery DIFFERENT from December till January 2017, in which artists working with VEDO exhibited.

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(c) Artist Sara Willett

In promotion of these fantastic, quite mesmerising pieces, VEDO decided to interview the artist to find out more about the production of the work and how she got to this stage of her artistic journey. Please take a moment to watch the video and learn a little more about this inspirational practitioner.

Willett describes the works in focus as portals which help her to articulate her experience of looking at the environment and landscape in and around Beijing.

There is something both traditional and yet intensely modern about both drawings. Their rhythmic lines, attention to detail and repetition of colour and form generate a strongly meditative quality. These features are found throughout many of Willett’s pieces and ensure that many different types of buyers are interested in her oeuvre.

Please watch the video to find out more about Willett’s fascinating projects and techniques and to see how her works might fit within your corporate or luxury environments.

We can see these exhibited artworks would look elegant in a holistic environment such as a spa or private health clinic or boutique hotel or luxury home.

Alternatively, VEDO would be delighted to discuss with you any queries you have about Willett’s works and help you on your journey to finding the best quality art at affordable prices.

Click the link below to see the video.

Artist Showcasing: Jess Wallace’s beautiful animal bronzes and drawings on show

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(c) Artist Jess Wallace

Jess Wallace is a talented artist exploring the traditional arts of drawing, painting and sculpture. Her work has received much recognition from collectors and art advisors, and 2016 has proven a successful year, with shows at the Framers Gallery, at Gallery DIFFERENT and at Paul Smith’s flagship store on Albermarle Street.

This week VEDO will proudly display a number of Jess Wallace’s works, sculptures and drawings, in its forthcoming exhibition, ‘Paper and Bronze’.

Some of Jess Wallace’s most popular pieces are her delicate bronzes of animals, which are currently on a domestic scale. These dynamic sculptures are both intimate and vibrantly filled with life. Her subjects include dogs, horses, pigs and cows, usually particular animals she knows well and cares for. They are exquisitely modelled in clay, then cast in bronze. The incredible vivacity of the work really allows the viewer to feel the presence of the animal, whether it is a quietly grazing horse or a playful dog running across the fields. In accompaniment to this work, Jess has produced beautiful line or charcoal drawings of her subjects.

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(c) Artist Jess Wallace

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(c) Artist Jess Wallace

The beauty of Jess Wallace’s work is to produce very modern pieces using bronze, a traditional medium with a truly grand history. Her representations are tightly observed and spare, which renders them both contemporary and timeless.

For this very reason, a number of VEDO’s Corporate and private collectors have viewed Wallace’s works as the perfect compliment to a variety of settings.

Easily moveable and with a tangible sense of real craftsmanship, these bronzes are rapidly gaining in prominence. This is in no small part due to the support of British design house, Paul Smith, who have exhibited the works in their flagship London store on Albermarle Street. Seeing the works in situ, it is obvious how easily adaptable they can be. As an important brand, Paul Smith is known for its exquisite taste whether in the fashion world or in the world of interior design.

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(c) Artist Jess Wallace

Jess Wallace appreciates interaction with her patrons and supporters, and has found their feedback valuable to the development of her work. She is keen to share her passion for working in clay, holds public workshops in her busy Yorkshire studio, and is a visiting tutor at Hampstead School of Art. She believes strongly in the value of observational work and that everybody can participate in, enjoy and benefit from the creative process.

To see Jess Wallace’s elegant sculptures and drawings, please join us at the forthcoming VEDO exhibition where the artist will be displaying a selection of works across both mediums.