Natasha Law’s latest work on paper which is now featured in her solo show ‘Put it on Paper’ on display through 6th September.

Hand on Hip, 2014Gloss paint on paper44 x 30 in / 113 x 77 cm

 
 

Natasha Law’s latest work on paper which is now featured in her solo show ‘Put it on Paper’ on display through 6th September.



Hand on Hip, 2014

Gloss paint on paper

44 x 30 in / 113 x 77 cm

 

 

From 10th October to 14th November Eleven will present Mim Scala’s first solo exhibition In Motion. Featuring a series of bronze sculptures, Scala instils grace and a palpable sense of movement into each bronze.

Scala’s studio is nestled among fourteen horses and their stables on his property. This emersion with his horses has served as the basis for many of his sculptures including the first one he completed, Prancing Horse I (2014) where the animal playfully springs into the air, a scene Scala is very familiar with working each day alongside them. Similarly, Work Horse (2014) was inspired by the working horse championships in Ireland. Scala captures the intense force of the horse moving forwards, muscles taught, devoting all its strength into forging ahead.

 

There is an inherent sense of motion and vibrancy in each work despite being still objects. Scala’s sculptures recall Umberto Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity into Space (1913) where the form seems to propel itself into space. Similarly, Scala’s sculptures dynamically occupy space and capture a fleeting moment in the flow of movement.

 

Due to Scala’s severe dyslexia he learns best through doing. He begins his creative process with images and it is the synthesis of intense observation and moulding the materials in front of him that he begins to create. Scala creates a wire armature and then applies French wax to the framework slowly building up the mass of each sculpture. It is this application of wax which gives each work such a strong sense of tactility. Once the form is complete it is sent the foundry to be cast in bronze by Andrei Petrocenco.

 

Mim Scala first began gaining recognition as a Teddy Boy in Chelsea in the 1960’s and sustained his notoriety through his successful careers as a theatrical agent, producer, music promoter and author, working with some of the most influential actors and musicians in recent decades. Scala moved to Ireland in 1986 where he began to earnestly revisit painting and fine art for the first time since attending art school in his youth. Since then he has explored a number of artistic pursuits, the most recent being sculpture. Early collectors of his work include Viscount Cowdray, Marianne Faithfull and Vanessa von Opel.

 

Mim Scala was born in 1940 and lives and works in County Carlow, Ireland. This is Scala’s first solo exhibition. Scala has published three books, The Luckiest Man In The World(2013), Bibi (2013), and Diary of a Teddy Boy (2000).

Natasha Law’s ‘Stretch’ collages from her current ‘Put it on Paper’ exhibition at Eleven.  Law cut out the clothing sections of her paintings to create vibrant abstract collages.

Images (from top to bottom)

Natasha Law

Stretch (i), 2014

Ink and gloss paint on paper

26 x 20 in / 66 x 51 cm

 

Natasha Law

Stretch (ii), 2014

Ink and gloss paint on paper

26 x 20 in / 66 x 51 cm

Natasha Law

Stretch (iii), 2014

Ink and gloss paint on paper

26 x 20 in / 66 x 51 cm   

 

Natasha Law

Stretch (iv), 2014

Ink and gloss paint on paper

26 x 20 in / 66 x 51 cm

A couple of new sequential works on paper by Natasha Law featured in her exhibition ‘Put it on Paper’ on at Eleven through 6th September. 

Images:

Natasha Law, Black, 2014, Ink and gloss paint on paper, tetratych, 12 x 8 in / 20 x 31 cm (Top 4 works)

Natasha Law, Grey, 2014, Ink and gloss paint on paper, triptych, 12 x 8 in / 20 x 31 cm (Bottom 3 works)

Natasha Law’s ‘Put in on Paper’ exhibition opens this evening.  The show explores the different ways in which Law uses paper and how her works on paper inform all areas of her creative practice.  The exhibition will run through 6th September.

 

These images are of her newest large paintings on paper. 

 

Images (from top to bottom)

 

Natasha Law

Grey and Red Blocks on Red, 2014
Gloss paint on paper
44 x 30 in / 113 x 77 cm

 

Natasha Law

Pink and Green Blocks on Grey, 2014
Gloss paint on paper
44 x 30 in / 113 x 77 cm

 

Natasha Law

Red Stretch, 2014
Gloss paint on paper
44 x 30 in / 113 x 77 cm

 

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