FLUX Exhibition at The Chelsea College of Art 11th – 15th April 2018

The Cookhouse Gallery, The Triangle Space and Outdoor installation in the Parade Ground (facing Tate Britain)

FLUX Exhibition is a ground breaking art event – a collection of the most dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists which represents an alternative way to encounter today’s best new art.

FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, unconventional art event. Hosted by Chelsea College of Arts in London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this fifth, much anticipated edition of FLUX brings 90 artists to the fore. Gray has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a five-day interactive event.

FLUX opening party comes alive with musical guests, performance art and site specific installations which complement the work and bring a new experimental approach to the exhibition.

The show represents a rare opportunity to gain access to a diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, curated show. FLUX celebrates dynamic, emerging artists on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.

Founder Lisa Gray has a degree in Business and Economics and an 18 year career as an analyst, Gray brings together her business mind and love of art to create successful exhibitions and projects for all artists involved.

The final line up of artists and perfoirmers is still being selected

Performance artists have previously included Cheddar Gorgeous, Anna Phylactic and Liquorice Black the internationally known members of the gender fluid drag group ‘Family Gorgeous’.

Marnie Scarlet an underground sensation and one of the top names in fetish performance.

AbNorMalik is joining us in some  wonderfully strange form.  He is an internationally touring actor and Mime artist. The cartoonesque characters he designs, creates and performs are reminiscent of the darkly humorous illustrations of Edward Gorey with a quirky commedia dell’arte flavour and a nod to Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’.

The exhibition will also be featuring a unique, Mini-Masterpiece wall where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less. A great way for a new collector to invest in art at a fraction of the price of artists’ normal sized works.

Artists have Included:

Tina Spratt whose paintings are focused on the female form and are glimpses of everyday intimacy, she is interested in capturing that fleeting time when a person is unaware of being observed.  Hoping to portray a sense of ambiguity for the viewer to arrive at their own conclusions and evoke an emotional connection with the model.

Tomas Harker is an emerging artist featured in collections worldwide and garnering increasing international interest. He has previously been included in an exhibition at the Tate Modern, London and has recently had two hugely successful solo shows. He has received recognition from esteemed critic the late Brian Sewell and gained glowing appraisals from many publications such as Vogue Magazine.

Marek Emczek Olszewski was born in Poland in 1981 and has been living and working in London since 2006. He Obtained his photographic diploma at RACC in Richmond upon Thames in 2011, however, he is mainly a self-taught photographer, continuously experimenting and discovering new ways of expression. He is attracted to non-obviousness, light and shadow play, movement, reflection, geometry and extreme minimalism and is a member of Free Painters and Sculptors collective.  His work has been featured and bought by some of the world’s leading architects and interior designers, including Candy & Candy and a high profile commission for Qatari Headquarters in London’s Mayfair.

Stasha Lewis, whose unique paintings have had three successful sell-out exhibitions in London. Lewis is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been featured in galleries across the globe including Saatchi in London. Her most recent exhibition, Blackline, was showcased for one night only at the exclusive B1 located beneath Victoria House.

 

We have been featured in publications such as Time Out, Aesthetica, Fad Magazine, Galleries Magazine, Glamour Mag, and many more.

The words….

‘Such a shame FLUX is over.  That was an amazing and powerful exhibition and that’s all thanks to London’s Art Queen Lisa Gray thank you so much and can’t wait for the next one!’  Kris Cieslak

‘Great opening night at the FLUX Exhibition last night, tons of fabulous work and great to meet so many lovely people! Well done Lisa Gray for curating and organising such a tremendous show, have not been to opening night like that in a very long time! Bravo!!!’  Mason Storm

‘Who could have though or dreamed or anticipated what has happened.  Out of Lisa’s creative will has come a unique idea.  An eye gazing out to the busy world, calling upon artists both young and not so young, saying “I have an idea, a venue, a home that will embrace bright colour, bright visions, both edgy and serene.  It wont be the first, and in time to come you’ll find more surprises!”  For her ideas are growing in strength it seems.  Prepare?  Indeed, prepare your panels, your canvases, your castings and your artful performances, your glass, your clay and find and even better company grown in vision a few short months away.’ Gordon M Scott

‘Fantastic event.  Fantastic talent.  Fantastic people.  It blew my mind.  This week I’m in withdrawal.  Big thanks.’ Robert Adam

‘What a blast Lisa! Do it again!’ Steve McGuire Stephen

‘Exquisitely curated by her, the exhibition displays the works of over 70 of the hottest artists from around the globe.  The atmosphere was electric and fun, with eccentric live performances in a venue that is airy and unique in character.  The ChromArt team were there in full.  We talked to the artists about their works and had a great time mingling with lots of familiar faces plus other art entrepreneurs like the lovely people of Whitesao.  It felt like a celebration and although the place was bursting to the seams with people, there was space to move around and everyone was having a great time.  The bar never seamed to run out either! Such was the frenzy the ChromArt team didn’t stick together long, just for a quick picture at the beginning of the evening.  This incombustible woman that is Lisa Gray, with her passionate drive and vision, has set the standard for contemporary art scene in London.  She is already preparing forthcoming shows.  We look forward to seeing what wonderful events she has prepared for us.’ ChromArt