Artists

Greg Bromley

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Bromley is a mixed media artist working mainly with acrylic paints and ink, homemade collage, oil pastel and pencil on canvas. He takes his inspiration from his love of science fiction and world mythology; Bromley also attempts to imbue his work with his fractured understanding of Quantum physics and cosmology. Furthermore, Bromley’s work considers the internal battle between ego and self, depression and anxiety. Many of his creations purvey both humour and darkness with his creatures being recognisible yet warped in some way.

Bromley is currently pursuing his art work fulltime after taking some time out from his career as a qualified social worker. Bromley has experienced a number of bouts of depression and anxiety throughout his career, and like many ‘outsider artists’ feels that his artwork is a means of expressing his feelings, and experiencing the comfortable meditative flow.

Bromley recently jointly exhibited at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, with the established Outsider artist Scottie Wilson. Prior to this exhibition in Bradford, Bromley will be attending Manchester art fair and will be featured on two stalls. Bromley sends many works to France, Canada and USA mainly due to his online presence. Bromley has also been featured by Raw Vision magazine both in print and through their social media.

Greg’s work is for sale please contact the artist on gregbromley@cosmicwormhole.com for a price list

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Damian Le Bas

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In the past years Damian has worked extensively with maps and cartographies. These he subverts with his drawing, painting and collage style converting the contours, boundaries and border lines into faces and figures. Damian’s maps explore the character of the Gypsy community – a people without a nation state – and the fluctuating condition of national and ethnic lines due to economic, political, territorial and armed conflicts. They explore his conviction that as human beings we all go back to the earth and the earth belongs to all of us. The maps question ideas of nationalism, belonging and identity and symbolise an ongoing conversation about these phenomena.

Damian Le Bas is a cross practice artist he lives and works in various locations across the U.K and Europe. He has exhibited internationally including Venice Biennale 2007, Prague Biennales 2005 & 2007, The Third Edition Of The Project Biennial Of Contemporary Art D-0 Ark Underground Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015,  Goteborg International Biennial For Contemporary Art Extended 2015

Delaine Le Bas

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Woven in the spaces in between their voices and legacy remain. On the fringes of the landscape, in the spaces in between. Their voices and practices muffled by the majority who do not wish to hear them or see them but they survive, across centuries, across millennia, still here. Survivors from persecutions centuries old, currently practised. In between the bold symbols, flags, the hysteria of nationalism, the hatred of racism, the uncomfortable truths of the fabrics of the lands. These old outsiders are still here to be damned and spat upon by the rest. Hear their protestations against the hissing majority, listen and look, their voices and images are rising..

Delaine Le Bas is a cross practice artist she lives and works in various locations across the U.K and Europe. Her works include mixed media installations, performance, films and photography. She has exhibited internationally including Venice Biennale 2007, Prague Biennales 2005 & 2007, Gwangju Biennale 2012,  Zacheta National Gallery Of Art 2013, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Art Museum 2014, The Third Edition Of The Project Biennial Of Contemporary Art D-0 Ark Underground Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015, Off Biennale Budapest 2015, Goteborg International Biennial For Contemporary Art Extended 2015

Dean Stalham

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Though a series of objects and films we would like to chart one former-prisoner’s attempt to break through the glass or ‘class’ ceiling and pose questions about whether or not it is actually possible in todays world. Dean Stalham has original scripts and letters from being first ‘discovered’ by the Koestler Trust in prison and becoming their media darling and ambassador to attempting to break through in a notoriously nepotistic world.  Despite numerous awards, Time Out featured, festival films entries and sponsorship from Arts Council England and The Royal Literary Society it seems impossible for Dean to get an agent, why?

Stalham, grew up on a council estate in Burnt Oak and left school at 15 with no O-Levels. He says he had “no conception of what art was” until serving a six-year stint in Wandsworth prison for handling stolen prints by Warhol and Dali. Stalham was one of 13 inmates (out of more than 1,500) allowed to take an art course. During the course he made a painting of Mickey Mouse in a Warhol style with the caption: “This is not Mickey Mouse.”
It was selected for inclusion in an exhibition of offenders’ art, an experience that changed Stalham’s life. “My first play I wrote in prison was performed by actors from the Royal Court in front of 200 inmates. Just the applause that I got was enough to say this is it this what I want to do for the rest of my life,” Stalham says. Since his release in 2006, Stalham has devoted his life to art. He founded the charity Art Saves Lives and introduced Billy Bragg’s band for former prisoners, Jail Guitar Doors, at Glastonbury.
He has had a film shown on Channel 4 and written several well-received plays, including 2010’s God Don’t Live on a Council Estate, 2016 Barred and currently touring Cellfies

“But once art’s in your life the world’s a better place. With art you can communicate, and if you communicate you share and the whole world opens up  to you. I know that it does work because I’m living proof of it.”

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