Summer Plans

The summer months are usually a quiet time for the art world and a great opportunity to reflect and plan and actually see some art in person. We spoke to a few of of our artists to see what they have planned for the coming months. 
Artist George Chapman for Art School Prints
George Chapman: I've just finished re-building my studio at my home in Hertfordshire, so I'm planning to resume my painting stride this summer after a few months of not having a studio to paint in. I'm also concentrating on my website/blog and writing reviews of some recent painting exhibitions in London including Mohammed Sami: The Point O at Camden Art Centre which unfortunately just finished and the group exhibition of contemporary abstract painters curated by Gary Garrels at Gagosian: To Bend the Ear of the Outer World. I'd definitely recommend the Gagosian exhibition to anyone who hasn't seen it. It's a good survey of new work by well-known abstract painters. 
Artist Katy Binks for Art School Prints
Katy Binks: My plans this summer is to move studios to a bigger space at ASC Croyden, where luckily Bainbridge also has a print studio. I am giving my practice a bit of a shake off and starting the Turps MASS off site programme in September and thought a new space might help as things were starting to feel a little repetitive and i've been missing bigger installation work. 
Artist Harry Cartwright for Art School Prints
Harry Cartwright: My summer has thrown a bit of a beautiful and wild spanner in the works - I’m making the instinctive decision after recently visiting to move to Lisbon to set up my studio there for a couple of years. It’s all happening quite fast and it’s all very exciting. Currently I’m working on a couple of commissions over here, and constantly thinking and working towards my solo show early next year, however, seemingly a lot of my time, attention and thoughts are going into preparing documents for my visa application and big move. 
Artist Sophie Goudman-Peachey for Art School Prints
Sophie Goudman-Peachey: Over the past couple of months, I’ve been busy working away on a collection of work for an upcoming online solo show with a New York gallery (stay tuned, hopefully will be announcing this soon)!
As I come to the end of this current series, I am exploring new themes for my future work. Although it can be a little daunting starting something new, I’m excited for all the experimentation and creative possibilities that lie ahead.
I’ve been drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese painting and printmaking, the intricate designs of the art nouveau movement, the artworks produced by the Bloomsbury group, with a particular focus on the works of Duncan Grant, and contemporary artist Faye Wei Wei.
I’m planning to travel to Malaysia in August/September. As my work becomes increasingly influenced by textiles, pattern and print, I’m hoping to immerse myself in the rich heritage and diverse cultures showcased in the traditional textiles of Batik, Songket and Put Kumbu. And for things closer to home: I’m hoping to visit ‘Unruly Bodies’ at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Arts, Cinga Samson at The White Cube, Chris Ofili at Victoria Miro, Luella Bartley at Kristin Hjellegjerde and Elizabeth Peyton at David Zwirner.
All in all - I will be immersing myself in both the making and the experience of art for the rest of the summer!


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