Dumplings Drawings and Drinks 2! 17TH NOVEMBER 2017 Afters a successful Dumplings, Drawings and Drinks part 1, Marks and Tilt are proud to Host a part 2 of this amazing life drawing event !  Tickets ar £50 per person  For more information please email: info@marksandtilt.com The Host Oliver Marks is an artist who part owns Marks & Tilt Picture Framers and Gallery and has a relaxed approach to tutoring. The Venue Marks & Tilt is a bespoke picture framers and fine art gallery in the heart of St Albans. The upper level houses a unique Gallery space which enables the public to view bespoke of artworks from the local art scene and the lower level is home to the framing workshop where all frames are made in-house. The Evening View our private gallery and discuss our latest exhibition A figure drawing class with nude professional model A mix of vegetarian and chicken dumplings from a modern Japanese local restaurant, Kimaya A glass or two of red/white wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink Critique/Discussion at the end of the evening All materials included The Requirements A sense of humour Concentration whilst drawing Conversation

Dumplings Drawings and Drinks 2!

17TH NOVEMBER 2017

Afters a successful Dumplings, Drawings and Drinks part 1, Marks and Tilt are proud to Host a part 2 of this amazing life drawing event ! 

Tickets ar £50 per person 

For more information please email: info@marksandtilt.com

The Host
Oliver Marks is an artist who part owns Marks & Tilt Picture Framers and Gallery and has a relaxed approach to tutoring.

The Venue
Marks & Tilt is a bespoke picture framers and fine art gallery in the heart of St Albans. The upper level houses a unique Gallery space which enables the public to view bespoke of artworks from the local art scene and the lower level is home to the framing workshop where all frames are made in-house.

The Evening
View our private gallery and discuss our latest exhibition
A figure drawing class with nude professional model
A mix of vegetarian and chicken dumplings from a modern Japanese local restaurant, Kimaya
A glass or two of red/white wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink
Critique/Discussion at the end of the evening
All materials included

The Requirements
A sense of humour
Concentration whilst drawing
Conversation

Dumplings, Drawings and Drinks  

Dumplings, Drawings and Drinks

 

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8/9/17

We are delighted tell you about our new gallery show, "Melange"- An ecclectic mix of paintings, prints and drawings by various artists including; Sir Peter Blake, Henry Moore, Pure Evil, Chantal Ridings, Dosa, Oriele Steiner, Archie Proudfoot, Oliver Dorman, Bob Dylan, Jim Anderson, Greg Bartley, John Simpson... and more! Join us for an evening of art and poetry recitals from Simon cockle and friends.


The times for our poets will be:
7.00pm Beliz McKenzie
7.30pm Simon Cockle
8.00pm David Van-Cauter

"MELANGE" a group show featuring artists: 
John Simpson
Archie Proudfoot
Charlotte Whiston
Carianne Annan
Bob Dylan
Oriel Steiner
Chantal Ridings
Anil Mistry
Jim Anderson
Oliver Dorman
Ceri House
Henry Moore
Sir Peter Blake
Daisy Emerson
Dosa
Brian Aris
Greg Bartley
Virginia Corbett
Eleanor's Langton
Peter Reynolds
Morgan Howell

 
  DOSA: Selected Works 28th July - 26th August 2017   We are delighted to announce that the renowned street artist Dosa will be taking over the gallery at Marks & Tilt for his first ever solo show.  The show runs from 28th July to 26th August, kicking off with a private view party on Thursday running from 6pm to 10pm in our gallery space. This show will feature original paintings on canvas, mixed media works on paper and never before seen images. On top of all this we will be auctioning some exclusive goodies by Dosa so come and grab yourself something wicked. Built up with layers of spray paint, ink and acrylic, Dosa’s vibrant abstract paintings borrow heavily from the graffiti scene where he made his name. With no formal art education, he taught himself and learned from others in the scene, some of whom he cites as influences to his current work. Abstract shapes and cartoon-like characters jostle for space on these bright landscapes of pattern and form, which reveal themselves to the artist as they are made. Using tape to mask off parts of the work while he creates others, the whole is only clear towards the end - in “moments of truth” as the mask is peeled away. “I don’t plan,” says Dosa. “So the art is as much in the process as the end result. I invent new techniques, and test them out directly on the canvas. You could see my work as a series of experiments - each one taking something that worked on the previous painting, and building it into a new environment.”

 

DOSA: Selected Works

28th July - 26th August 2017

 

We are delighted to announce that the renowned street artist Dosa will be taking over the gallery at Marks & Tilt for his first ever solo show. 

The show runs from 28th July to 26th August, kicking off with a private view party on Thursday running from 6pm to 10pm in our gallery space.

This show will feature original paintings on canvas, mixed media works on paper and never before seen images. On top of all this we will be auctioning some exclusive goodies by Dosa so come and grab yourself something wicked.

Built up with layers of spray paint, ink and acrylic, Dosa’s vibrant abstract paintings borrow heavily from the graffiti scene where he made his name. With no formal art education, he taught himself and learned from others in the scene, some of whom he cites as influences to his current work.

Abstract shapes and cartoon-like characters jostle for space on these bright landscapes of pattern and form, which reveal themselves to the artist as they are made. Using tape to mask off parts of the work while he creates others, the whole is only clear towards the end - in “moments of truth” as the mask is peeled away.

“I don’t plan,” says Dosa. “So the art is as much in the process as the end result. I invent new techniques, and test them out directly on the canvas. You could see my work as a series of experiments - each one taking something that worked on the previous painting, and building it into a new environment.”

WHAT'S ON

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Alan Rogers

 

7th - 25th July 2017

Born in Dudley in the industrial West Midlands in 1952, Alan Rogers emerged from the darkness of the 50’s into the bright light of the 60’s, He found himself moving to London for a career in animation. Rogers then came to St Albans at the turn of the century and has lived and created there ever since.
For most of his working life, Rogers focused on creating animated films for children’s television, including, amongst many others the popular - Bod, Pigeon Street, The Flumps, Rub-a-Dub-Dub and Rosie and Jim. Rogers has created numerous children's films, for educational purposes, for BBC and Ch4 thus helping children gain insights to many subjects but particularly literacy and numeracy.
Rogers specialised in an animation technique called “Cut-Out Animation” Working with cut-outs, which allowed him to avoid the inevitable production line aspect of the animation process. Using the cut-out method, Rogers inevitably migrated his whole practice onto computer.
In parallel to his animation work Rogers has also illustrated (and often written) children’s books, comic strips, designing books, CD covers, logos, character design, and photography.
“The photographic elements within these pieces are autobiographical by definition. I have always photographed things that attract my attention as I go about my life. Most of the photographs were taken without me being aware that they would later end up incorporated in a picture. So a building I noticed ten years ago in a particular place and time, could be lifted and transported to sit next to a building I noticed only two weeks ago. Both buildings would have personal memories and significance to me beyond their simple bricks and mortar. Working mostly with my existing photo archive limits the possibilities but adds an element of serendipity and a deeply autobiographical note to each picture.
An interesting aspect of this process for me is experimenting with various ways to combine the photo elements with the drawn elements. The drawn elements are mostly in the form of stylised characters that inhabit the more realistic world created by the photographic elements. The fact that the photos are collaged with their conflicting perspectives and light sources makes them look slightly less realistic. Conversely, though the characters may be unrealistically stylised, they are rendered in a relatively convincing 3D manner. I often draw over the photographs or incorporate photo textures into the drawing.                            I am aware of the fact that I am working at a time when very convincing CGI are available everywhere in films, games, advertising etc. I want to avoid simply adding to that genre. Realism is not my benchmark. I am primarily interested in creating a personal world."  

www.alanrogersimages.co.uk
Email: alan@cut-out.co.uk
Phone: 07773320199