Taken in Venice and Barjac, this series of photographs captures time-worn and manipulated man-made surfaces being reclaimed by the forces of nature. They lend themselves to the illusion that through art we can stop time or otherwise preserve a moment, feeling or impression. This abstraction is taken to the extreme in these encaustic images by attempting [...]
Ben Oakley Gallery presents an exhibition by two very different Artists, both have an immersive quality that commands the viewer to stare and drift into each drawing with total disbelief at the accuracy sharpness and depth delivered by the humble pen. Both Artists have fine qualities in abundance. David brays’ imagination flows effortlessly and some [...]
Flux features visions of despairing urban landmarks and aims to warn us about the imminent loss of ‘taken for granted’ urban icons of our current society. Peel looks at the high street, its days numbered as stalwarts of our cultural landscape are closed down and re-imagined to service the changing needs of our society, while [...]
10” x 10” Portraits each by Ray Richardson, David Bray & Ben Oakley each finished in their inimitable styles, plus one additional painting each by special guest artists. All work will be for sale and adorn the walls above the newly installed traditional wood panelling, there will be a stocked bar in the corner of [...]
This collection is a time slice, with traces of Oakleys’ previous incarnations, from Film to Mosaics, Aerosol to Acrylics including the reuse of collectables that are reborn as Modern object D’art with a huge wedge of irony and black humour. In his larger paintings Oakley confidently overlays and repeats shapes using strong colours that create [...]
Jo Peel is a One Girl Wonder, as honest as the day is long, painting excactly what is infront of her. Not sanitising or removing street furniture/Graffitti or the reality of City Life. The streets of London she paints are what we really see in every day life. Documenting London Changing, London Lost & London [...]
Ben Oakley Gallery is pleased to welcome back London born painter Ray Richardson in his second exhibition with the gallery ‘ Londons Topdog ’. On view for the first time will be a series of Lithographs produced exclusively by Master Printer Lee Turner from Hole Editions, Newcastle. Turner trained for years at the renowned Tamarind [...]
This is building up to be one of Davids finest hours with a myriad of beautiful one off images that will melt your heart and send you into a warmest Art Trance you have ever experienced. David will be in attendance at the PV.
In January we saw an extraordinary Display of Artwork from Otto Schade, a successful exhibition that showed that this Artist is a serious technician and one to reckoned with. To accompany the exhibition The B.O.G has released an exclusive & Very ltd Edition Print of Smile, Screenprint & Spot Varnish onto Black Somerset Velvet.