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Exhibiting Artists

  • Patrick Haines  (+)

    Biography : Nocturne II bronze, copper and antique light Plumb Line bronze, and found object Kheplars Nest bronze and found objects Devils Pin bronze Above so Below bronze and found objects Redstart Bird bronze and found object Spirit Level (Nuthatch) bronze and found object Nuthatch and bones bronze and found object Show More Haines’ artwork attempts to break down preconceived conventions and conjecture, seeking to push past the familiar and shed an altered light on accepted societal routines. Using the dichotomy of the natural and manmade world, Haines questions our assumptions of the human race as we know it and asks us to reconsider ingrained beliefs. He brings the untamed natural world into the human environment of the ordered domestic interior. The creatures of this world are given a higher consciousness by their unnatural surroundings and Haines’ instinctive marriages of found and domestic objects. Birds are poised on light fittings as they examine the potential for nesting, abandoning their usual nocturnal haunts in favour of imposing themselves on the manmade world. Bones are used to create domestic constructs which speak of the inevitability of the natural process. Previous to pursuing an artistic career full time, Haines worked with ‘Aardman Animations’ on the Wallace and Gromit and Creature Comforts series’ along with figurative sculpting work undertaken for ‘Artefacts, London’ including commissions for Anthony Gormley and Marc Quinn. Work by Haines is in the Edward Bazinet collection in Miami and has been shown in Basel, Miami, Korea and New York.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Patrick Haines - Blackthorn House

      Blackthorn House

    • Patrick Haines - Brahma- anda

      Brahma- anda

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  • Bobbie Russon  (+)

    Biography : Russon creates bold and moving depictions of figures in a subtle, matt finish, mapping a path of loss, awkward self-awareness, and developing sexuality; she communicates her excruciating shyness as a child and the acute loneliness she felt. The subjects in Russon’s paintings are most often female as she draws on her own emotion and experience and her images conjure up situations she can relate to. Dolls or animals, rather than other humans feature as companions with their almost human-like, but dumb and false understanding. Russon’s sombre yet beautiful paintings expose an inherently ambiguous, complex nature of society’s growing fears about the loss of childhood innocence. Recent interest in Victorian cabinet paintings has culminated in a series of miniatures, framed in beautifully handcrafted solid wood frames, which are almost sculptural. Russon’s signature figures each holds its own narrative, with a careful balance between something haunting and humorous. Russon was born in Birmingham and received her MA at the Royal College of Art and her BA at Central St Martin’s in London. She now works from her studio in South West London. Recent years have shown an increased interest and demand in Russon’s work, with sell out shows and inclusion in many private collections. Russon is solely represented by bo.lee gallery and in recent years her prices have increased dramatically with a growing collector base buying her work for investment.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Bobbie Russon - Hemlock

      Hemlock

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Other Represented Artists

Blackthorn House - Patrick Haines

Patrick Haines Blackthorn House

Bronze

2013

25 × 32 × 25 cm

Hemlock - Bobbie Russon

Bobbie Russon Hemlock

Oil on Canvas

2017

120 x 100 cm

Brahma- anda - Patrick Haines

Patrick Haines Brahma- anda

Composite of ash, metal, resin

2017

165 x 35 x 30 cm