News of a group exhibition in a converted church in West Kensington.
Summer Group Show
Arthill Gallery | Ground Floor | Lourdes Apartments | North End Road | London W14 9NU | www.arthillgallery.com
6 July 2017 – 3 September 2017
Artists: Cyrus Mahboubian | Sun Ju Lee | Shaoyan Li
Arthill Gallery is pleased to announce this year’s Summer Group Show which showcases works by Cyrus Mahboubian, Sun Ju Lee and Shaoyan Li. Each of the three artists has their own approach, a clear vision, individual objectives and a very different way of expressing themselves through a wide range of media including photography, film, painting, digital print and installation.
Cyrus Mahboubian (b. 1986, London) is a British-Iranian artist known for his contemplative approach to photography and his continued use of analogue materials, especially polaroid. He has stated that his intentionally slow process is a response to the increasing influence of technology in modern life. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Moscow, Istanbul and Dubai. In 2014 he was artist-in-residence at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill and in 2016 his work was exhibited at the 11th Fotografia Europea photography festival in Italy. He has taught workshops at venues including Tate Britain and The Photographers’ Gallery.
Sun Ju Lee (b. 1978, Daejeon, Korea) is a London based artist. She studied Printmaking at the Royal College of Art and her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows worldwide. In 2009 she was artist-in-residence at the CitéInternationale des Arts Paris, France, and this year she is artist-in-residence at the National Glass Centre Sunderland. In 2016 her work was exhibited at the International Print Biennale in Newcastle and Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in Seoul. She has been visiting artist/lecturer at University of Leeds, Canterbury, Bedfordshire and in several locations in Korea. She has been awarded the National Glass Centre residency Award in 2016 and the Artist Fellowship Grant for International Residency Programme from the Arts Council Korea in 2009 and 2017.
Shaoyan Li (b. 1980 in Shandong Province, China) graduated in 2002 from Qufu Academy of Fine Arts of Shandong Normal University. His work has been exhibited in a number of solo/group exhibitions and art fairs in Shandong and other parts of mainland China. The exhibition at Arthill Gallery is the first time the artist is showing his work outside of China. He is currently living and working in Shandong, and teaching at the Oil Painting department at Qufu Academy of Fine Arts of Shandong Normal University.
His work is about imperfection, diversity and weakness of human beings. The paintings appear mysterious in colour and content, confusing and intriguing at the same time. Shaoyan’s works can be seen as the artist’s diary which is “confessing” his thoughts quite frankly, thus recording his moment-by-moment ideas and attitudes.