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Royal College of Art, London
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Fine Art and Sculpture
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Unit24 is a gallery created in response to the changing face of the world of art and it is fiercely independent – not beholden to institutions, funding bodies or the art establishment.

Yet it sits close to the heart of the art world – literally a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern. It recognizes the intersection of art and commerce – hence it bases itself in a location that has a ‘real’ business attached to it. Unit24 presents intersection of fine art and other visual disciplines – design, photography, performance and film.

Unit24 has just launched 24DESIGN – a brand new project that focuses on bringing together a group of 24 artists and designers from around the world to create design objects. 24Design is an international platform for collaborative creation for artists working across mediums. 24Design limited edition design objects are available in Unit24 Gallery in London and soon also online.
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Unit24 Gallery has launched 24Design – a brand new project focuses on bringing together a group of 24 artists and designers from around the world to create one of kind artworks or designed objects exclusively for Unit24 Gallery, London, UK. Each artist of 24Design has drawn upon their oeuvre and the exhibition’s themes to produce works that are beautiful, challenging and innovative. These works highlight a range of design concepts that are both aesthetically engaging and functional while all the time blurring the line between fine art and high-end commercial design. As an international collaborative platform for artists and designers working across mediums, 24Design is also essential for promoting European fine art.

24Design Participants: Anton S. Kandinsky, Christina Mitrentse, Eric Parnes, Olaf Wendt, Tiziana Lardieri, Kevin Wayne, Clayton Campbell, Izabela Lapinska, James Olley, Arlette Ess, Zara Arsenyan, Ewa Batko, Olga Kiwerski, Jonas Ranson, Marek Borysiewicz, Takayuki Hara, Antonio Spinosa
Contemporary art; exhibition; art fair; design
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‘Fancy Toys’

15th NOV – 11th DEC, 2012

At Unit24 Gallery Mon – Wed: 8.00 – 18.00
20 Great Guildford Street Thur – Fri: 8.00 – 18.30
London SE1 0FD Sat: 10.00 – 15.00
+44 (0) 20 8123 7324

Unit24 Gallery & 24Design is proud to present the 3rd session of 24Design Project – ‘Fancy Toys’. From 15th of November onward, we will display a series of creative, funny, and fantastic artworks designed and created by the renowned artists of 24Design group.

Featuring works by Anton S. Kandinsky, Kevin Wayne, Takayuki Hara.

Anton S. Kandinsky - a distinguished Ukrainian artist based in New York, USA – thinks 'Art has to have two attributes: be provocative and possess strong visual symbol'. His works by no mean reflect these characteristics so intensively that his paintings are now considered the essence of modernism. For 24Design, Anton Kandinsky has created a series of drawing on the powerful imagery at the core of his artistic work.

We are also honoured to demonstrate some of the exquisite works by Kevin Wayne, who has created for 24Design a series of toys which transformed through the artist’s hands into bizarre, fantastic creature and combination. The amazing ‘Lipstick-Statues’ and ‘Christmas Prints’ are also observing the ideas of cruelty and alienation, which is his current focus on his work.

Ever been a writer, Takayuki Hara’s creations are full of rich narrative elements, of which is one of the miraculous features circulating in his works. Having been born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Hara believes the existence of spirits whilst it is one core ideology deep rooted within Japanese culture. His works aim to reveal some mysteries of transformation, and meanwhile re-discover a new way of being. For 24Design, he created a series of soft sculptures as well as a limited edition of porcelain mugs, dolls, “glass dome” sculptures, and drawings which reflecting the complexity of his influences and sources of inspiration.

If you are in search of Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest, we are more than happy to help you and advise you on the unique gifts ideas. Other artists featuring the current show are: Zara Arsenyan, Arlette Ess, Olga Kiwerski, Christina Mitrentse, Eric Parnes, Antonio Spinosa, and Ewa Batko.
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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 17:30

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