Art exhibition at Blenheim Grove

In keeping with the ‘unfinished’ (self-finished) nature of our shell homes at Blenheim Grove, we wanted to showcase some local artists inside the homes as way to create conversations as well as spark your imagination for your own home.

 

The art will be on display until the end of January 2021, and because of restrictions, will be by appointment only. Please contact us to book a date and time.

 

Below is a few of the artists who will be featured at the exhibition.

Claudia Rampelli 'untitled'
Claudia Rampelli 'untitled'

Claudia Rampelli

Preferred medium: Imagination
What did you want to say with these pieces? These pieces represent only part of my practice, which is of a multidisciplinary nature and always in progress. They form part of a long term investigation on the ideas of fragility, impermanence, transformation, departure, and more. And on my obsession with pink.
If you could build your own dream home, what would it be like? A studio with a house
Website & social media: @miss_a.way

Soul’D

Preferred medium: Stencil Spray
What did you want to say with these pieces? My portraits are of people who are leading the way to tackle and solve our world issues – Our unfinished business. My aim is to celebrate and support their work. They are the Rainbow Warriors that were prophesied thousands of years ago. Showing people what they can do, helps lead to different choices being made which in turn leads to a more positive outcome for our earth.
If you could build your own dream home, what would it be like? A bamboo, eco home, overlooking the jungle. Like the wonderful AZULIK by Eduardo ‘Roth’ Neira. Perfect.
Website: SoulD-art.com
Social media: Sould_art

Francesca Giuliano Self portrait

Francesca Giuliano

Preferred medium: Paper, collage, paint, ink
What did you want to say with these pieces? I like to make without thinking so to me they are very meditative. And I use all my dry recycling and old art papers, so they are also self-portraits .
If you could build your own dream home, what would it be like? It would definitely designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In fact, if I could move lock stock into the Guggenhiem in NYC I’d be perfectly happy.
Website: https://francesca-giuliano.com/
Instagram: @francesca.giuliano.here

Brian Deighton Orion's Bride
Brian Deighton Orion's Bride

Brian Deighton

Preferred medium: Painting
What did you want to say with these pieces?The three paintings I am showing all contain a diamond motif. Orion’s Bride (below) is from 1984, Singing in the Dark Times is a month old. The motif is a continuing interest.
The diamond can be a portal into space, but also a revolving gate and, as a decorative shape with vertical aspirations.
If you could build your own dream home, what would it be like? Modernist Californian ranch
Website: www.riversideartistsgroup.com, www.briandeighton.com; www.burtongallery.co.uk

Social media: @briandeighton.art

Fiona Horigan - gathering materials
Fiona Horigan - gathering materials

Fiona Horigan

Preferred medium: Mixed media, moving image and film
What did you want to say with these pieces? The collage presented in the exhibition of 55 still images came from an experimental film ’Dreaming In May’ which I made during the first national lockdown. The project’s starting point came from tearing down a billboard advert and hanging up and filming billboard papers in my garden. 

In creating the collage of images I don’t think I consciously thought about what I wanted to say, on reflection i think I am trying to capture something about the surreal and dreamlike experience of the lockdown and a heightened sensitivity to nature… I hope the viewer will enjoy the visual imagery at the same time questioning what they are seeing.
If you could build your own dream home, what would it be like? I would love to build an Eco contemporary light filled wooden clad house on stilts with uninterrupted big sky views overlooking the Alde estuary and salt marshes in Suffolk.- aah heaven !
Website & social media: @fiona_horigan

Hugo Knox 

Preferred medium: Oil

What did you want to say with these pieces? I want to get a reaction from the viewer, to leave an impression once they’ve left. Each painting reflect the personality of that footballer. By focusing on small details and subtle references to their career. The colour choices play a huge role in this too!

If you could build your own dream home, what would it be like? I’d love to have a apartment in Rio De Janiero. Overlooking the Copacabana beach. For me location is most important and I can’t think of many better places to live than in Rio!!

Instagram: @blue.hugh

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