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Music and paintings combined March 16 2016, 0 Comments

This is Berlin-based filmmaker Boris Seewald's new video, over 1,250 paintings combined with sound from German electronic music producer, Ralf Hildenbeute.

Enjoy these painted images and sketches of dancers in the video moving to the rhythm in a virtual world choreographed performance. Morphing images create a sense of motion through space and time. 

Rather scrumptious. 

 

 


Introducing 'HatchART100' March 03 2016, 0 Comments

Over the next 12 months we will be working with some of our artists to produce a series of new collections. All signed giclee prints available in these collections will be priced below €100. The first artist to launch will be Luka Brase, Luka has created a series of 8 originals to coincide with the 'Back to Old Town' exhibition in Bratislava which launched 03rd March 2016.

Follow this link - The Luka Brase HatchART100

V priebehu nasledujúcich 12 mesiacov budeme pracovať s niektorými z našich umelcov a produkovať rady nových kolekcií. Všetky podpísané vytlačené umelecké diela sú k dispozícii v týchto zbierkach. Diela sa predávajú za menaj než 100€ Prvým umelcom je Luka Brasa. Luka vytvoril sériu 8 originálov pre HatchART100 

Nasledujte tento odkaz - Luka Brase 100€

 

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Luka Brase Exhibition. February 20 2016, 0 Comments

Back in Old Town. Bratislava
Polisky Institute and Akul Story present artist Luka Brase. 
Exhibition runs from 03/03/2106 - 31/03/2106

Luka Brase Exhibition

Luka studied art at the Academy of Arts in Slovakia. Exhibitions include Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Slovakia and London. His works have been sold into private collections and galleries around the world. Originals and limited edition giclee prints are available to collect. He is founder of project Art on the way ™. Luka has also cooperated with internationally acclaimed furniture design brand Ligne Roset. Luka Brase works and lives across Europe.

Opening night special guest: Pianist Jana Bezek - playing tracks from her new album Cracow 

Links. 
Exhibition Address: https://goo.gl/dorhLb 
Akul Story: http://goo.gl/QimNvj
Available work on Hatch: http://goo.gl/aaqM9o
Jana Bezek: http://janabezek.com/

Luka Brase

Links. 
Exhibition location: https://goo.gl/dorhLb 
Akul Story: http://goo.gl/QimNvj
Available work on Hatch: http://goo.gl/aaqM9o
Luka Brase

Luka Brase


Introducing Allan Solomon January 23 2016, 0 Comments

Allan Solomon is a London-based artist working in both ink and oils. Originally from South Africa Allan stems from a long line of artists, close relative William Ewart Gladstone Solomon was an internationally renowned painter in his time. 

In the last few years Allan has resurrected his love of art and is now becoming more prolific producing both highly detailed large-scale ink drawings and freer, more flowing oil paintings. When drawing Allan works on large scale iconic objects that involve hundreds of hours and millions of minute pen strokes resulting in photo-realistic black-and-white stand-out pieces.

Allan Solomon 'The Jack'

H: Allan before we talk about your art….your close relative was an internationally renowned painter, what can you tell us about him?
A: Yes, William Ewart Gladstone Solomon. He died before I was born but I did grow up with his works on the walls of my grandparents and parents homes. I have studied his work and still spend long periods admiring the incredible detail of his portraits whenever I visit my parents house. Growing up I think I took it for granted what an accomplished artist he was but now that I’m a bit older and a bit more appreciative of what it takes to be a top artist I’m using the fact that his works were hung in places like the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon as inspiration to drive me. Incidentally my wife and I have just had a second child and we wanted to call him Gladstone but eventually chickened out and went with William instead.

William Ewart Gladstone Solomon

H: Where does your interest in art come from?
A: I come from a family of artists, though not necessarily always professionals, and grew up in a house full of art. My father is an excellent artist and it is very much his love of art that got me interested firstly as a child and again after a long period in my 20s of focusing on other things. He spends his weekends consumed with family, sport and art – the three best things in the world – and I love doing the same. I spend hours and hours when visiting my parents getting inspired by all the art in the house. Dad's a very accomplished collector of art so between his work and that of other well-known artists there’s lots to be inspired by.

H: Your first ever experience of ‘art’..
A: Thinking back it was probably posing for one of my Dad’s sculptures. I don’t remember the day but I do remember the sculpture.

H: What inspires you?
A: I appreciate art where the artist has demonstrated real technical skill or style that has come from thousands of hours of craft; so I get inspired by people who have perfected their craft through sheer bloody determination and lots and lots of hard work. I go to a lot of galleries and exhibitions to see different artists styles and techniques but I get my main inspiration from reading – I like to learn about people who are top of their fields and from fields like watch-making where there is incredible skill and creativity combined.

H: What's your drawing process like?
A: Time consuming. I love the detail that needs to go into my drawing works and I get a little obsessive over it so I spend hundreds of hours on each piece. Over the years I have experimented with different techniques and have now finally settled on one that I like and feel comfortable with; the upside is that I find it almost cathartic sitting there for long periods of time just covering a small area of the work, the downside is that it takes a very long time to complete every piece. I use pen instead of pencil; pencil would be a lot quicker but I like the permanent nature of pen and the challenge that comes with not being allowed any scope to make mistakes. I fear to think how many small individual pen marks each work has, many millions I would guess.

Artist Allan solomon

H: What would be your dream commission?
A: There’s a museum in Stellenbosch, owned by Johann Rupert. I visit it every time I am in South Africa. That would be my dream place for my work to be displayed.

H: How do you deal with creative block?
A: I don’t really get it to be honest (though now I’ve gone and cursed myself). If there’s any problem I have it’s finding enough time to dedicate to art, so when I do get time to sit down and work I am usually full of ideas and rearing to go.

H: If you could make a list of your favourite contemporary artists, who would you pick?
A: CJ Hendry, Zaria Forman, Dylan Lewis and Hennie Niemann Jnr – all very different artists but all of them have incredible technical ability and great patience.

H: Banksy…..any thoughts?
A: He’s a marketing genius. Which is really what art is about these days.

H: What are you working on next?
A: I’m finishing one more pen work and then focusing on a series of oil paintings. My painting technique tends to be a lot freer and quicker than my drawing work so I am hoping to be more prolific.

Allan Solomon Artist

H: Outside of art what makes you the happiest?
A: Walking (preferably long distances with a golf club in my hands) and debates over dinner with family.

HDo you have a creative hero?
A: I don’t know if ‘hero' is the right word but I marvel at how people like Jerry Seinfeld (and Larry David) and George RR Martin managed to conceive of their creative worlds.

H: How would your friends describe you?
A: My friends and I subscribe to the notion that the more we make fun of each other the better friends we are, so I certainly wouldn’t want them describing me on here. Though I know they’d all call me ‘serious’, which is their simplistic way of saying I'm ‘introverted’. 

H: We are bombarded everyday by bad news, what one thing would you change in the world if you could?
A: I won’t dwell on things like religion and politics but I would certainly make the world a little safer if I could, particularly in my home country of South Africa. Otherwise a lot more sunshine in the UK would certainly make for better news.

Allan Soloman

Allan's first work on Hatch 'The Jack' is now available exclusively to Hatch. Here's the link

 

 

 

 

 


The Other Art Fair October 17 2015, 0 Comments



So despite the flu we managed to get to the opening night of The Other Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery East London. You should definitely pop in this weekend, it's a great opportunity to discover and buy art from 100+ of the some of the best emerging artists. Also live music, some rather tasty nibbles courtesy of chef Freddy Money (formerly of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester), theatre by non zero one and a hidden absinthe bar and artist installation in the backstage of the fair.

  Steve McGinn

The great thing about this show is it offers the you possibility of talking directly to the artists before they are snapped up by a mainstream art gallery and their prices doubled. Art is always best observed 'live' as you need to get up close to really appreciate the work, so if you're in London we highly recommend a visit.

Here are a few of our favourites from the show.

Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas is a British artist based in Montpellier, France. Her dynamic, painterly depictions of pop culture icons and characters such as Mickey Mouse and Jane Fonda are characterised by their thick, quick brush strokes.  These new pieces rely on the paint to earn its place on the surface by giving it the freedom to tell much of the story with an energetic trust.  She has shown both individually and in group exhibitions at the RA Summer Exhibition, The Other Art Fair and Art Below London, SELECT Art Fair, New York, and the Berliner Liste, Berlin. www.karen-thomas.org

Karen Thomas   

 
Steve McGinn
'I draw my inspiration from the limits of our understanding, unseen phenomena so large and small that imagination is required to make sense of them or to give them anything close to a tangible form; reflecting an admiration of our standing within an age of discovery, scientifically, technically and above all artistically.'

'I am an artist in everything I do, it has greatly enriched my life, fulfilling a compelling need to create - an addiction to the fleeting sense of discovery it brings. It is this ongoing process of creative discovery that I try to share' www.stevemcginn.co.uk

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Susie Breen
With observational drawing as its genesis and using a mix of mark-making, colour and text, Susie’s work explores life’s ‘light and dark’ with insight and wit. She’s keenly concerned with notions of identity, the power of recollection, the singularity of shared experience and the value of ‘play’ as working method. See more from Susie Breen here.

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Anna Fafaliou
Exploring whiteness. Anna Fafaliou is a London based conceptual and visual artist. Fascinated by the colour white she creates imaginary environments revealing the various interpretations and associations with the whiteness from minimalist to blankness, from abstraction to purification. Anna sets objects, materials and forms in a dialogue with the space and the viewer questioning the way people embody objects & forms. Inspired by the notion of memory, identity & visual perception she creates minimalist installations & performances working in gallery, theatre and public space. www.annafafaliou.com

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Charlotte Edey
Charlotte Edey is a London based illustrator & designer specialising in hand-drawn monochrome illustration. Subtly suggestive, her work expresses detailed complexity in linear simplicity. Exploring fluidity, soft femininity, and surreal landscapes, the infinity suggested by the sphere is a frequently fitting capsule for each idea; creating a gradual universe of microworlds. Clients include Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, Orange, Monica Vinader, ELIAS&GRACE, Josh Wood Atelier, The Great Escape Festival, Baukjen, Astley Clarke & The White Company www.charlotteedey.com

Charlotte Teedey   Charlotte Teedey   Charlotte Edey

You can find out more about these and the other artists exhibiting at The Other Art Fair here

Our goal is to introduce you and the world to exciting next generation contemporary artists, we work with mostly with artists whose talent and work has yet to be discovered or exhibited in the UK & Europe. Hatch exists as a springboard for unestablished artists to launch their careers. 

If you are an artist or know someone who loves to create then we would love to hear from you. We can put you and your work in front of art fans and buyers globally. Contact: yvette@hatchlimitededitions.com

WE DON'T DO BANKSY.

 


Why Should People Buy and Own Art? September 24 2015, 0 Comments

Selling art can be just as hard if not harder than making art. This sentiment has been and will continue to be echoed by fine artists everywhere for as long as artists make art. The instant a work of art is finished and ready to leave an artist's studio, that artist is now confronted with the seemingly insurmountable task of having to convince someone somewhere that not only is the art worth experiencing, enjoying and appreciating, but also that it is capable of providing a lifetime of gratification and enjoyment, and what's even more daunting, that it's worth buying and owning. So in the interest of maximizing the chances of you selling your art and of encouraging more people everywhere to own more art, especially yours, please feel free to incorporate any or all of the following helpful hints about why art is worth owning into as many of your sales presentations as necessary:

* Art is a powerful form of expression not only for the artists who create it, but also for those who own it. Art allows people to express their individuality and to represent their beliefs, feelings, hopes, convictions and philosophies in socially (and visually) acceptable and redeeming ways.

* Art encourages people to ask questions, introspect, think about new ideas, experience fresh new perspectives and most importantly, it encourages us to take brief moments out of our busy lives to reflect on more than just the mundanities of our daily existences.

* Art improves our quality of life. All you have to do is think about the difference between a room with bare walls and one with walls full of art.

* Art inspires us to think about and even visualize how life might one day be better than it is now.

* Art stimulates conversation, dialogue and interchange even between total strangers who might never otherwise say a single word to each other. It gives people permission to share thoughts, feelings, ideas and impressions that they might not ordinarily share.

* Children are fascinated by art. Art prompts children to ask questions and encourages them to fantasize, imagine, explore and expand their perceptions of reality, and to dream of unlimited possibilities. Art teaches children how to be creative and have fun with life and gives them permission to do so as well.

* Art personalizes and humanizes the places where we live and work. Art revives lifeless interiors-- homes as well as businesses-- and transforms them into unique, beautiful and engaging environments.

* Most artists live very modest lifestyles because to them, making art and making the world a more beautiful place is more important than making money.

* For those so inclined, art can be used to signify wealth, success or power and can even be used to intimidate. For example, imagine a CEO's office appointed with a big bold, vibrant, dynamic painting hanging on the wall directly behind their desk, and two imposing larger-than-life sculptures strategically placed around the office. Anyone who sits and meets with this individual must also contend with their art.

* An original work of art is not only visually appealing, but it also radiates the personality, abilities, creativity, insight, inspiration, technical mastery, attitudes, and at its best, the brilliance and genius of the artist who created it. People who own art are not only able to experience, but also be inspired and uplifted by these qualities on an ongoing basis.

* An original work of art reflects, enhances and sometimes even magnifies the personality of the individual who owns it.

* Original works art have a certain energies about them that reproductions and mass-produced decorative items simply don't have. You know just by looking at it that another human being made it, and not a machine.

* An impressive or extensive personal art collection can be likened in microcosm to that of a great museum, and certainly increases the esteem of the owner among his or her peers. In fact, many of the great personal art collections either end up in museums or become museums in and of themselves.

* Art makes people proud to live and recreate where they do. They point to their museums, public artworks, galleries, non-profits and cultural institutions with pride.

* Art makes people proud to work where they do. They point to their corporate or workplace art collections with pride. Seeing original art in the halls, lobbies and offices of their corporate headquarters has unconditionally positive, productive, inspirational and uplifting effects.

* Owning original art has unequivocally positive effects for those who own it. Simply put, it makes life more livable.

* For business people who like to make profits, either directly or indirectly, know that many people decide where to spend their time (and money) based on the art that businesses have on display. For example, commercial spaces such as restaurants, hotels and meeting places often attract people because of their impressive art and interior decor.

* Art is environmentally friendly, energy efficient and easy to maintain. It does not increase global warming, use fossil fuels or need to be serviced on a regular basis, and it's certainly not just another expendable commodity destined for the landfill once it outlives its usefulness. Art never outlives its usefulness. In fact, it only gets better with time.

* Across the country and around the world, artists move into troubled or blighted neighborhoods or parts of cities that have fallen on hard times and revitalize them with their artistry. Property values increase, new businesses move in and the overall quality of life in those areas improves immeasurably. Sooner or later, the public at large discovers these wondrous transformations, and in some cases people actually travel great distances to visit these creative oases. In other words, buying art and supporting artists serves far higher purposes than simply decorating your walls. Your ongoing support provides artists with the means to continue improving the quality of life for us all.

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That's right artists. Owning original art has numerous benefits. Perhaps it's not quite so hard to sell your art after all. 

Article from: http://www.artbusiness.com/whatgood.html


Introducing Kim Leutwyler... August 17 2015, 0 Comments

Kim Leutwyler is an American-born artist who ex-patriated to Sydney, Australia in 2012. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, printmedia and drawing. Kim holds concurrent bachelor degrees in Studio and Art History from Arizona State University, and additionally graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Painting and Drawing degree.

Kim’s current work takes its form in paintings dealing with images of beauty, gender and Queer-identity. She has come to focus on painting as a medium because of its primarily masculine history in the western art canon. By entering into the modernist painting field Kim hopes to destabilize gender borders just as LGBTQ artists have been doing since the 70’s and earlier. Her artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout the United States and Australia, and she is part of a permanent collection at both the Naestved Cultural Center in Denmark, and the Brooklyn Art Library in New York. Her painting 'Start the Riot' is currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of the 2015 Archibald Prize Finalist Exhibition.

We caught up with Kim to ask her a few questions.

H: What did you do before becoming an artist?
KL: Before I was an artist I was a student, and I absolutely LOVED accounting! I was also co-captain of the cheerleading squad, a theatre kid and ceramics hobbyist! 

H: Where does your interest in art come from?
KL: My immediate family is very artistic, so I blame them for my interest in art! Mom is a painter, Dad does ceramic sculpture and little sis does sculpture, painting, animation, printmaking, movie props and monster makeup. You can check out their amazing work at eliseleutwyler.com (sister) and sueleutwyler.com (mom)! 

H: LGBTQI-identified and queer-allied women and dinosaurs.....how did these come together?
KL: The Queer Dinosaurs are a playful new permutation of my ongoing body of work. I create paintings of LGBTQ-identified and Queer-allied women, most recently focusing on my partner, dearest friends and those who have impacted my life in some way. My work explores the line between glorification, objectification and modification. I use patterns from each subject’s local and social environment as a subtle vernacular to portray the layers and complexities of identity. I've always had a deep love for the mysteries of dinosaurs, and basically decided to chuck a dinosaur head on a figure one day just for fun! It pushes modification to the maximum in a playful way that makes me happy. 

H: So what exciting project(s) are you working on right now?
KL: LOTS of painting! I’m so honored to have been selected as 1 of 80 artists exhibiting at The Other Art Fair in Sydney. The Fair is currently the UK’s largest artist led fair, and due to its on-going success, TOAF is launching in Sydney 10-13 September alongside the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair! I've sold a lot of work recently so painting for the fair is #1 on my to-do list. You can follow along with my works in progress via Instagram (@carlosbob)! 

H: What would be your dream commission?
KL: My dream commissions are truly just portraits of everyday people! There are so many interesting LGBTQI-identified and Queer-allied people in the world and it would be my pleasure to capture them in a portrait. I ask for artistic freedom when creating a commissioned piece, consulting with my subject throughout the process to ensure that the composition, palette and pattern resonate with them. I love this kind of collaboration because it broadens my subject matter and pushes me to try new things while still remaining true to my artistic integrity and vision.

H: If you could make a list of your favourite contemporary artists, who would you pick?

KL: My Art World Heroes and Influences: 
Robert Rauschenberg 
Jake and Dinos Chapman
Jenny Saville 
Kehinde Wiley 
Jeff Koons 
Margherita Manzelli 
Mark Gleason 
Geoff Farnsworth
James Powditch
Ben Quilty

H: If you were to tag yourself on HATCH, what 3 words would you use?
KL: Queer, Figurative, Feminist

H: You were born in the US and know living in Australia...where next?
KL: I'm actually hoping that I'll be able to stay in Australia for a a few more years, it all depends on wether I obtain a permanent visa! If our application is denied my wife and I have agreed on either San Fran, Barcelona or NYC. I'm fairly certain I could convince her on London but we shall see ;) 

H: What feels like love to you?
KL: Strolling through the Centennial Parklands with my partner and puppy, craft beer in hand on a sunny day. I particularly love walking through the flying fox reserve with thousands of giant bats hanging upside down in the trees alternately sleeping, grooming, and stretching.  Their fluffy red chests are so cute! Spending time in the great outdoors with people that I care about = love. 

H: How would your friends describe you?
KL: My friends would (and do) describe me as a loveable weirdo. I'm very boisterous and always saying something slightly inappropriate to get a laugh. I do things my own way and love to be an enabler for my friends when they want to do something outside of their comfort zone. 

H: Ok last one......tell us a secret?
KL: Sometimes I shave my legs, but most of the time I don't :) I wear dresses and skirts almost every day and no one can ever tell.

Kim's work will be featured on Hatch for a limited time only. We delighted and honored to have her as part of the family.

 


ART ON THE WAY on Facebook December 04 2014, 0 Comments

We are out and about photographing lots of cool people with the Luka Brase book ART ON THE WAY. If we have taken your photo just tag yourself in the Facebook album and you could win a signed copy.

 


Art on the way. A new book by Luka Brase. October 10 2014, 0 Comments

Published with a limited of only run of only 50 copies, ART ON THE WAY is a fantastic insight into the many works of Slovakian artist Luka Brase. Contained within the one hundred or so pages are over two hundred images, just some of Luka's work, his exhibitions, photography and the spectacular 'Drawn in Lights' shows. Featuring early work from Luka's time in Cork, Ireland to solo exhibitions 2009 - 2014, including 'London Boy' at the Strand Gallery.

 

 


Introducing Jim Field August 14 2014, 0 Comments

     

Hailing from the town of Farnborough (the one with the Airshow), Jim drew from a very early age with a burning ambition to 'make cartoons'. He studied animation at Hull School of Art and Design, graduated in 2002, gradually paved his way into the animation industry working as a director for Partizan in London. 

Meanwhile, he was also penning his way as a freelance illustrator working for editorial publications...

His first children's book commission came about from a self promotional mail-out of five stinky fish landing on the right desk at the right time at Macmillan (fortunately they were illustrated fish not actual fish). Jim illustrated the two book series Quentin Quirk's Magic Work's written by Kelly McKain published by Kingfisher.

This then lead to the opportunity to illustrate his first picture book, CATS AHOY! written by Peter Bently and published by MacMillan. It went on to win the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. 

Since then Jim has continued to illustrate Children's books working on both Picture books and Fiction.


Jim now lives in Paris with his girlfriend and a small grumpy cat.