With an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a previous position working for a leading Parisian auction house - not to mention her recent erection of the Hollywood Road Arts Club - Amanda Lambert is well equipped when it comes to her own personal art taste. She comments on a few of her Rise Art favourites.
Hemali’s experiential and sensorial work is visually arresting and incredibly beautiful. Her interest in liminal spaces invite the viewer to experience a moment of special and temporal awareness.
I think there is a very quiet, subdued yet nostalgic beauty about Natasha’s work. Some of her landscapes, lit by a single street lamp yet devoid of any human presence, conjure a suggested religiosity or underlying drama.
I like Cheng’s inquisitive approach towards the relationship between every day objects and consumer culture. At first glance I wanted to imagine this might be a painting; it appears as though the artist has elevated a readily discarded newspaper to the status of a Dutch still life, causing us to question not only the composition’s materiality and significance but the hyper consumerist and rapidly changing society we have constructed.
I was immediately struck by the originality and intelligence in Hormazd’s practice when I first discovered his work over a year ago and have had the pleasure to work with him ever since in placing his work. Homi’s practice is especially unique in the materials he selects, reappropriating bespoke Savile Row and other vintage tailoring patterns to create beautiful sculptural collages, the end result of which is at times whimsical, at times provocative and always inviting closer scrutiny. His latest series ‘Le Petit Echo de la Mode’ uses Parisian housewive’s tailoring patterns as a template and is strikingly cubist.
I am fascinated by the photographer’s ability to capture the beauty of derelict places that used to be architectural wonders once upon a time. There is a nostalgic and tragic poignancy in decay.
Amanda Lambert curated a collection for us HERE. And if you want to read Amanda's introduction to Art Dealing click HERE.