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Art of Angel Launches For London Art Fair Week

09-01-2012
 
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Following on from the success of  ‘Art Below Regents Park’  during ‘Frieze season’  just 12 weeks ago,  Art Below are proud to present ‘Art of Angel’, a transformation of the Angel Tube Station concourse into a public art gallery starting 9th January. Billboard space normally used for advertising is now featuring a mix of urban and contemporary art with a diverse range of techniques and influences by artists from around the globe. On the 19th January Art Below are launching a 4 day exhibition of the artists original work at The First Floor Gallery of The Candid Arts Trust, a Victorian warehouse with over 6,500 sq ft of exhibition space, located directly behind Angel station, and just  5 walk from The  London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre (18 - 22nd Jan)
Throughout the 4 day exhibition Art Below will be staging ‘live painting performances’ on a large scale by acclaimed artists including Inkie, Johan Andersson, and Johan Wahlstrom, giving visitors an intriguing insight into the creative process and techniques involved in their work. As well as photography and painting there will also be sculptural work by Schoony and Art Wars, and projected video work by Eleanor Lindsay Fynn and Open Prize winner Sidsel Christensen represented by The Open Gallery.the fifth year running Art Below thrive on providing artists with access to advertising space in the London Underground where nearly 2 million people travel every day. Their mission: To enrich the everyday life of the traveling public by giving fresh insight into the very latest in art,illustration, photography, fashion, whilst at the same time providing a platform for emerging talent. Such exhibitions involve taking over entire walkways, escalators, platforms and passenger lifts, at home and abroad in Berlin and Tokyo with further expansion planned for 2012 in USA and Asia. Art Below play host to a rich and diverse portfolio of talent, including leading illustrator Jon Burgerman, 3D Artist Jeffrey Robb, and the world’s number one street artist Banksy. They also support new emerging talent and most recently exhibited work by the 20 finalists of The Saatchi Gallery’s New Sensations across the whole length of a Regent’s Park platform to co-inside with The Frieze Art Fair, 2011. “Directional art with an unorthodox backdrop lends Art Below its fresh, original edge that’s currently causing a creative awakening amongst commuters”   THE GUARDIAN www.artbelow.org.uk

Open Gallery supports a group of artists working in the field of Video Painting. This unique medium, based on a philosophy concerned with ‘openness’, continues to provoke, surprise and challenge following the Gallery’s recent double exhibition, Video Painting: The First 10 Years’ and ‘The Open Prize 2011’. About Open Gallery Candid Arts Trust is a self-funded, registered charity based at the Candid Arts Centre in Islington, London. The centre is located in two Victorian warehouses totalling 23,000 square feet and offers 6,500 square feet of loft style exhibition space, 20 artists studios, film screening rooms, rehearsal spaces, a banquet room that can be hired for private functions as well as a café with outside courtyard. Candid Arts Trust’s main objective is to promote the arts and arts education with special emphasis placed on helping newly graduated artists and designers in their first years out of college. Candid showcases their work in specially organised
exhibitions throughout the year and acts as an intermediary between artists and designers wishing to sell their work and clients looking to purchase new works. www.candidarts.net

Candid Arts Trust is a self-funded, registered charity based at the Candid Arts Centre in Islington, London. The centre is located in two Victorian warehouses totalling 23,000 square feet and offers 6,500 square feet of loft style exhibition space, 20 artists studios, film screening rooms, rehearsal spaces, a banquet room that can be hired for private functions as well as a café with outside courtyard. Candid Arts Trust’s main objective is to promote the arts and arts education with special emphasis placed on helping newly graduated artists and designers in their first years out of college. Candid showcases their work in specially organised exhibitions throughout the year and acts as an intermediary between artists and designers wishing to sell their work and clients looking to purchase new works. www.candidarts.net About Candid Arts Trust

As well as photography and painting there will also be sculptural work by Schoony and Art Wars, and projected video work by Eleanor Lindsay Fynn and Open Prize winner Sidsel Christensen represented by The Open Gallery. 

Other exhibiting artists include:  Sarah Maple, Jonny Briggs, Julie Verhoeven, and Lora Hristova

Entry is free to the public.  10 am - 6pm, Thursday to Saturday. 10 am - 4pm on Sunday.
For press enquiries please contact press@artbelow.org.uk

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