Our stand at the 14th edition of the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair in November showcased a vibrant punk presence, with the much talked about Illuminati Neon in attendance over the weekend. The weekend also included a sneak preview of new gallery artist Chess and her collection of newspaper collage portraits. Also featured over the course of the art fair were original artworks by Thirsty Bstrd, Marc Todd, Rob Bishop, Harry Bunce, Lee Herring, Jana Nicole, Joe Suzuki, Jean Picton and Ben Jeffery; finishing our art fair calendar on a high!
All the world’s a stage, and every October all the players make their entrances on the London art scene. From the galleries who launch their newest exhibitions to auction houses hammering down on their latest prized artworks to numerous weekend long art fairs; in this time the capital becomes the undisputed centre of the art world.
The launch night for Reem Gallery’s inaugural London show brought together art admirers, passers-by, collectors and artists into one merry and vibrant evening. Being surrounded by more traditional art dealers, our selection of carefully curated artists has been very well received as a welcome addition to the Mayfair and St. James area. It seems deep down there is a rebel in all of us.
Around the corner at Sotheby’s auction house, Banksy’s ‘Girl with Balloon’ sold for just over £1 million pounds and then was instantly shredded infront of aghast onlookers! An historic event for sure that was broadcast globally across news channels. A timely reminder too that despite its infancy, the street art movement is one of the most talked about genres in the world today and will no doubt have a lasting legacy.
You can catch Reem Gallery’s ‘REBEL’ exhibition until October 30th at Mason’s Yard, St. James’s in London.
Join us throughout October in St. James's London for our electrifying exhibition
Opening celebration on Friday 5th October 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition runs October 3rd to 30th
Our inaugural London show will feature artists from across the contemporary and urban art spectrum including Banksy, Ai Weiwei, the Connor Brothers, JJ Adams, Illuminati Neon, Joe Suzuki, Damien Hirst, Jisbar, Magnus Gjoen, Thirsty Bstrd and Rob Bishop. We will also have gallery debuts for the internationally established mixed-media urban artist Aiiroh and emerging French sculptor AVA.
Where to find us:
4 Masons Yard, St James, London, SW1Y 6JF (opposite White Cube)
RSVP for the opening night below...
Artwork images featured: 'God save the Queen' hand blown neon at £8,000 by Illuminati Neon. 'Flying Dollar' mixed-media sculptor by Ava, £1,150. 'London' original mixed-media by Aiiroh, £3,995.
Here at Reem Gallery we're always on the lookout for artists that bring a freshness to the market place and industry through their innovation, style and uniqueness. With Japanese-American Joe Suzuki, based in Los Angeles, we've found just that!
Joe creates vibrant, fun and clever pop culture orientated sculptures with a twist. Often starting with an every day object such as an actual Campbell's soup can or tube of paint, Joe combines other materials to reach his desired aesthetic titled the 'Happy Accident' series. Joe Suzuki gives us a further glimpse into his creative process:
"I consider my work to be artifacts of my own particular culture, which is not the generalized Japanese American culture, but that which formed as a direct result of being a first generation immigrant. Through a long assimilation process, I found myself not fully belonging to either culture, but rather somewhere in between, which I began to call Japamerica.
In my peculiar culture, customs and traditons are born out of misunderstandings or idiosyncrasies, and myths and legends are often formed through the struggles of everyday life. I am fascinated by and curious about my culture's development and the affect it has on my identity. I see my art making as an investigation that captures and documents my ever changing, mutating, polyglot reality. My work is informed by my life, contingent on my ordinary, real world experiences as a middle class Japamerican dad, who is simply trying to make sense of it all."
Reem Gallery is proud to announce that currently we are the only UK gallery to work with Joe Suzuki, whose artworks are exhibited and represented in LA, New York, Montreal and Copenhagen. Further information on all available artworks can be found here. To discuss commission requests, please contact the gallery here.