Author: The Auction Collective
Published: 07 Jun 2023
Top 5 Artists | Jack Trodd
A spotlight on the top 5 next-gen artists, as recommended by those that know. This week's Top 5 list is curated by Jack Trodd, the founder of Brushes With Greatness.
Former marketing and new business specialist Jack Trodd founded Brushes With Greatness in March 2021. Inspired by a lifelong love of art he sought to step out of the corporate world and apply his expertise to supporting artists who mirrored his ethics, passion, commitment, and enthusiasm.
BWG Gallery and Agency were established with the dual intent of offering private and commercial opportunities to emerging artists whilst advising on their practice growth, levelling issues around art world accessibility and creating equal opportunities around the acquisition of contemporary art.
During his first 18 months, Jack curated 25 commercial, public and charitable solo and group exhibitions, with BWG Gallery and independently. His curatorial focus, whilst ambitiously diverse in style, centres around encouraging interpersonal communication and sharing ideas through accessible, experiential art. He also curates independently for a number or arts organisations..
Jack has already built a dedicated community of artists, production specialists and an international base of collectors and art advisory clients. He has also recently begun training and offering opportunities to fellow emerging curators. He also volunteers with and advises several not-for-profit organisations in a curatorial capacity including charity arts organisation WIILMA, Art on a Postcard and Global Radio's Make Some Noise Foundation.
Through making landscape paintings, Grieve finds himself engaging in reveries and nostalgia from remembered landscapes and experiences. They reference actual places merging poetic rural ideals, sometimes underpinned with fragments and marks from urban angles and the sound of the city. In bringing together these elements, Grieve celebrates the unique qualities of painting, constructing illusory spaces through mark-making and strokes of colour.
Though dabbling in everything from figuration to total abstraction, Suhaylah H is consistently drawn back to landscapes as a means of exploring the connection between material and immaterial worlds. Her studies in Environmental Geography and Comparative Literature at university fuelled her obsession with the intersection of landscape and symbolism.
In Raffael Bader's paintings, which are largely characterised by landscape, he considers his view of a world full of tensions while these hold the world together. He pursues a nature that consists of structures that strive for harmony on a chaotic breeding ground; in the same way he understands us humans and our social interactions.
Born in Adana (Turkey), Hira Gedikoglu’s work is a biographical exploration of themes such as womanhood, sisterhood, motherhood, familial dynamics and their manifestation in a personal and Turkish cultural context depicted through painting and drawing.
Dearlove’s work presents a twilit, chimerical world haunted by figures, animals and hybrids.
He is preoccupied with how humans leave a trace of their presence both as individuals and collectively on the world; the way a figure can electrify a room, the trajectory of a firework across the sky.
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