Ray Tsang

Website:      raytsang.com

Email:          info@raytsang.com

 

Orna

‘Orna’, Oil on canvas.

What made you want to become an Artist?

I wanted to spend my time doing something I enjoy.

What’s your background?

I studied painting at Crawford college of art and design, after college I continued to learn from books and videos. I became a professional artist in 2012.

What work do you most enjoy doing?

I prefer to do narrative work with figures.

What inspires you?

Mostly I am inspired by works painted by artists that I admire.

What is your dream project?

I would like to illustrate some book covers in the future.

 

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Alexandra Gallagher

 

Website:       alexandragallagherart.com

Email:          alexandragallagher@sky.com

 

Untitled

Untitled, digital media.

What made you want to become an Artist?

I don’t think there was anything that made me want to become an artist; it’s just what I’ve always done. I have to create. I’m quite hard to live with when I don’t do something creative, it’s part of who I am. I know that sounds like a cliché, but it’s true.

 

What’s your background?
I started out painting portraits and felt that was my thing for a while, but I wanted to experiment more, challenge myself. I felt my work wasn’t progressing the way I wanted it to. Thats when I started in a whole new direction. I still paint portraits on request, as I love doing them, but I also love the journey I’m on with my more conceptual work. It’s exciting and I love learning new things.

 

What work do you most enjoy doing?
I love finding new ways of creating work. I’m always looking for something new to try, but my two joys have always been oil painting and collage. They require different disciplines and I like the contrast between them.

 

What inspires you?
That’s a tricky one to answer, because in a way, as an artist everything inspires me. I spend a lot of time absorbing as much art as possible. I find other artists both intimidating yet greatly inspiring. There is so much amazing work out there! I absolutely love Benjamin Cohen’s work at the moment. His early work and more recent work all appeal to me. It’s his use of the paint – his brush strokes – the movement, colour, composition.

 

What’s your favourite piece?
Wow! That’s a hard one to answer! Hmm… maybe “Back Street Play” because it was the start of a whole new direction in my work.

 

What is your dream project?
I’d love a project with a single strong, core concept, to be shown in a unique event space, and I get to experiment with different media. A bit of painting, mixed media, digital, sculpture, to fit the space the work would be exhibited in.
Pieces are available priced £36.00 – £200.00.

 

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Useful + beautiful: contemporary design for the home

The Geffrey Museum: useful + beautiful: contemporary design for the                                         home

Tuesday 29 April – Monday 25 August 2014.

Admission £5/£3 concessions.

This special exhibition showcases a selection of cutting edge design for the home by both well-established industry figures and emerging talent. A broad range of domestic products, from furniture to wallpaper and textiles, lighting to technology, is on show, spilling out into the museum’s gardens with a display of innovative garden furniture design. As well as highlighting local design from Hackney and London, the show looks further afield and includes work by leading national and international designers.

The Geffrye Museum has a strong track record in spotting and showcasing the most exciting makers and domestic style trends today. The exhibition coincides with the museum’s centenary year and celebrates one of its original purposes – to inspire the local furniture-making industry.

A programme of events highlighting contemporary domestic design is running throughout the show, including talks by the curator and featured designers, a debate on the future of design, workshops and activities for children.

Designers in useful + beautiful

Tomás Alonso Anton Alvarez Michael Anastassiades
Assa Ashuach Studio Jorre van Ast Tomoko Azumi
Barber Osgerby Tord Boontje Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Fabien Cappello Ed Carpenter and Thorsten Van Elten Samuel Chan
Kyuhyung Cho Doshi Levien Leala Dymond
Matthew Elton Robert van Embricqs Form Us With Love
Piet Hein Eek Hulger Hunting & Narud
Industrial Facility JiB Studio Tracy Kendall
Seongyong Lee Michael Marriott Jasper Morrison
Gareth Neal OpenDesk Poetic Lab
Raw Edges Freyja Sewell Silo Studio
SmithMatthias David Steiner Studio Drift
Tracey Tubb Utopia & Utility William Warren
Donna Wilson Bethan Laura Wood YOY

 

Address: 136 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8EA
Tel: 020 7739 9893

Review

A small but nice exhibition displaying modern design for modern contemporary homes. Exhibits are innovative and some offer you the chance to sit on them! This exhibition showed a variety of good designers but the range was a bit too small. You can also check if your favourite pieces are available to purchase in the shop.

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