Uri Dushy is an established Israeli multidisciplinary artist. His dazzling mixed media artworks are inspired by movies from up to and including the 1960s, music, popular myth and his imagination. Using imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects, he references artists from Robert Indiana to Banksy to create a dialogue with his audience, enabling them to take part in the creative experience. As he says, “I want to spark the imagination of the viewer.”
Ben was born in 1986 and grew up in Barnet, north London. He always had a keen interest in art ever since his grandfather introduced him to the work of John Varley, the renowned 18th Century watercolour artist, as the Varleys are related to the Jeffery family.
He first realised he wanted to be an artist in secondary school. A few classmates and him used to have bets to see who could draw the best portrait of someone. He really enjoyed going to school and showing them to see their reaction. He painted a portrait of his dad for a mock GCSE which got admired by the entire art class.
He continued to study Art to degree level. He received a lot of guidance and advice throughout the years but his technique is mostly self taught. When studying Art at College and University, he was mainly left to his own devises. He was given a subject and asked to come up with a portfolio of work and to develop an idea to a few final images. Teachers didnt teach him techniques, which meant he had to learn on our own.
He always wanted to paint with oils and come up with colourful detailed paintings, this wasnt always well received by his tutors, but his classmates were always quite impressed with what Ben came up with. It was then that Jeffery picked up methods and techniques to get the mark making he wanted with oil paints. Its a case of trial and error a lot of the time, trying new ways of controlling the paint, from there his style has evolved.
A lot of the time a painting evolves as he paints it. Ben always has a basic composition in mind but he lets brush come up with the shapes and he chooses colour almost on the spot. Other times Jeffery sees an image in his head and quickly sketch it out.
He normally works in two stages: he first paints the entire canvas in base colours. After it has dried, he paints a second layer, adding more and more detail. After he finishes a painting, he leaves it a day or so before look at it again, this helps Ben pick up on areas that need changing.
Linda Charles was born in 1969 in the South East of England. As long as I can remember I have always had a creative streak; drawing and designing from a very early age.
She attended Herriot Watt University in Scotland where she studied textiles and fashion. This led her to an interest in abstract work in which she became more and more involved.
She began to design work incorporating heavy texture using materials such as gold and silver leaf. The use of colour at the time lent itself to the advent of the interior design boom of the early 2000s and her work began to sell in huge quantities worldwide.
She has always been keen to develop her work by fusing certain qualities of my abstract work into real life imagery.
Born and raised in Essex, Jessie would describe herself as ‘not a typical Essex girl’, only recently moving out of her van which she spent the last year living in.
As a tattoo artist Jessie recently transitioned her medium from skin to canvas, only within the last few months has Jessie had time to pick back up the brushes and reignite her creative passion. She continues to evolve her creative practice every day, experimenting with new characters, colours and themes.
Jessie says, “I’m used to working in a kind of here and there style, and I guess that’s how I paint. I love working with something super obvious and changing it into how I see it… a change here and there… see how we go. I use anything to paint with, rulers seem to be a go to at the moment but just anything I can get my hands onto really, snapped bits of wood, palette knifes , pens , spray paint.”
After studying a four year art degree in graphic design and Illustration, Stephanie Moxham worked in a busy Walt Disney licenced studio, involved in package design, books, posters, character merchandise, including ‘Postman Pat’ & ‘My Little Pony’ to name but a few.
She has produced work for many international clients, including creating merchandising design for the original ‘Star Wars’ movie. Stephanie also worked with the BBC on a children’s TV programme ‘The Tweenies’ Illustrating all their books and merchandise as well as illustrating a weekly spread in the Tweenies and Disney comics. In 2014 she was signed by a well known fine art publisher painting under ‘Stephanie Jacques’
Since its launch in 1934, DC Comics has paved the way for the entire industry with its strategies and styles, storylines and superheroes, becoming a major and much-loved part of American and then international popular culture. It has worked with some of the greatest artists in comic book history, from the original creators of Batman and Superman to the brilliant contemporary master of interpretation, Alex Ross, whose multi-award winning illustrations have become highly sought after as standalone works of art.
2020 has been a year of heroes, so we are proud and delighted to present The DC Legends Collection, celebrating the most iconic superheroes of all time – alongside the inevitable villain or two. The impressive line up includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and of course, the Joker, some of the most memorable characters in fiction, comic book or otherwise.
Each dynamic image is available as a framed paper edition of 195, a larger framed box canvas edition of 195 and an exclusive large scale, deluxe framed box canvas edition of only 49 copies, and all are hand signed by the artist.
Welcome to Hart Galleries
More than just Art …
At Hart Galleries we have a passion for the very best in contemporary art; from originals by international artists of distinction, to highly collectable and affordable signed limited editions. We also have a range of sculpture and ceramics to suit all tastes.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff are always on hand for help and advice but if you just want to browse you are always welcome at our newly designed modern gallery space on the borders of Mill Hill and Edgware in North West London.