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Abstract Art's Rising Star | Luanna Flammia May 08 2019, 0 Comments

"I spent long hot summers in southern Italy, in the outskirts of Naples, this is where I became enthralled with light and colour. The evening sunlight would bring warmth and life to the old decrepit buildings, appearing like they could collapse at any minute, then transformed instantly into beautiful architectural forms."

Introducing Jay Jones October 10 2017, 0 Comments

We are delighted to welcome Jay Jones to the Hatch Art Limited Editions family.
Jay's latest work will be online and exclusively at showing at Metal Box Factory, Southwark, London until December 2017.

"A time tinged with an abstract threat of apocalypse and utopian visions of ‘starting again’ in new galaxies"

Jay graduated from Falmouth Art College in 1995 with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art. In 2000 she started teaching art whilst continuing to create and exhibit her own collections. Jay’s work is always evolving across themes and media, a constant is the combining of objects and references found in junk shops, museums, old books and icons of visual culture from paintings of the old masters to nostalgic science fiction films. Jay work's with these old sources to create new stories and worlds.
Jay Jones

In this new series of work, Jay introduces imagery from the science fiction of her mid-20th-century childhood. "A time tinged with an abstract threat of apocalypse and utopian visions of ‘starting again’ in new galaxies". "Though at first, these references seem worlds apart from my other sources of inspiration, they’re all part of a visual language that describes and documents our histories and journeys". Old tapestries in museums illustrate the same intrepid imagination and meticulous craft as more recent science fiction and technologies. Jay is developing a playful iconography that threads through these time-traveling references – black holes that might be portals or thought bubbles?; frayed fabrics that are technical but fragile; gold leaf detailing showing a precious moment in time. "I’m interested in the idea of world-making through drawing, of becoming a master of these imagined utopias in times that are deeply unsettled and saturated with unreadable ‘information’".

H: Where does your interest in art come from?
J: My mother is an artist so I grew up with art being an important part of everyday life. I was encouraged to draw - I was expected to! My mother’s ambition was for me to go to art college which is cooler than being expected to become a doctor or a lawyer. The world is a safer place with me being an artist.

H: First ever experience of ‘art’?
J: I loved seeing the painting mum had done when I go back from school.

H: What inspires you?
J: Things I see in galleries, museums, junk shops and markets. I love finding unusual photographs or objects that have ended up in a market, sometimes it’s sad because you know you are looking at personal memories of someone who has died.

H: What's your process like?
J: Drawing from resources from different times and cultures and interpreting them through different visual languages. I create new stories from old found images.
The way I draw embroidery or tapestry mimics the stitch marks. The holes and spacecraft or astronauts feel more like graphic design or technical drawing.

Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. 
HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't-do that.

2001 A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick

H: Talking of astronauts, you are a big fan of '2001 A Space Odyssey' the 1968 epic science-fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. What is it about that film in particular that inspires you?
J: I saw it when I was 10 so it had a big effect. I love the soundtrack, the quiet moments, the weirdness and disjointed elements. The difficulty in trying to completely understand it is continually fascinating. I love films that don't tell you everything, it's like looking at a painting and the enjoyment of seeing or noticing something else every time you look at it. I'm embarrassed to say that I cry every time I see it and often I draw to the soundtrack. it's my desert island choice!

H: What would be your dream commission?
J: Massive drawings for NASA! Or for the V&A textile rooms, putting the references back where they came from.

H: How do you deal with creative block?
J: I draw my way out of a block, or I take my dog Frida for a walk and talk to her about some ideas, she’s a good listener.

H: If you could make a list of your favourite contemporary artists, who would you pick?
J: Fiona Rae because she has inspired me to use different languages of paint and drawing and pattern making, her work is so luscious. Peter Doig because the way he hides and reveals figurative elements in his layered paintings is sublime.

H: Banksy…..any thoughts?
J: No, not really. I love street art though

H: What are you working on next?
J: I am developing ideas for some circle shaped drawings, this will be a challenge but it relates to some ideas I have about thought bubbles and embroidery hoops! I want to celebrate how traditional craft methods inform my work.

H: Outside of art what makes you the happiest?
J: Being with family, walking Frida, watching films, going to the pub for lunch and staying until supper!

H: Do you have a creative hero?
J: Nobody in particular …I like to keep open to the new ideas that can come from anywhere.

H: How would your friends describe you?
J: I think they would say funny, creative and a good cook!

H: We are bombarded every day by bad news, what one thing would you change in the world if you could?
J: Encourage everyone to draw. Drawing is like thinking and helps us see things from a clearer perspective.

H: If you were to tag yourself on HATCH, what 3 words would you use?
J: Combinations

H: Ok last one......tell us a secret?
J: I don’t know who Banksy is

Come and meet Jay in person and see her work at HATCH ART FAIR 19th October 2017 - Metal Box Factory - 30 Great Guildford St, London, SE1 0HS.
Tickets available click here 
Map click here

Artist Jay Jones - Faded     Artist Jay Jones

2017 - Hatch Art Fair
Metal Box Factory - London - 19 October

2016 - Lord Wandesworth College.
Solo ‘spotted’

2016 - Coldstream Gallery.
Canford School. solo ‘spotted’

2015 - Artists with connections to North Cornwall
Bude Castle Gallery ‘not of our time’

2015 - Shaftsbury Art Centre.
Solo ‘new paintings and drawings’

2013 RWA
Open exhibition

2010 - Canford School Gallery
Solo show “Borrowed again”

2009 Winchester College Gallery

2008 - Canford School Gallery
Solo show. “Shed”

2001 - Charterhouse Gallery
Professional Art tutor exhibition

1996 - Towner Art Gallery
Open exhibition

1995  - Slaughterhouse London
Post-degree show

HATCH ART FAIR - 19 October 2017 October 07 2017, 0 Comments

Staged during London’s most important art week in October. Free entry, art available from £70 - £7000.

Featuring artists.  


Book your free ticket here How to get there. Map here 




A private viewing 22nd Feb 2017 January 28 2017, 0 Comments


Artist Toby Atkins


Split Curiosity Disorder: a fictitious affliction in which the subject cannot be restricted to work in one manner or style, instead choosing to change it frequently, depending on what is being drawn or a particular preoccupation.  It can become so chronic that art directors become befuddled as they struggle to pigeon-hole the subject, and agents run away, sometimes screaming.  It usually occurs due to the subject’s love of drawing in all its multifarious forms and a restless addiction to the exploration of new methods.  Inevitably, the subject has to learn to live with an increasingly fragmented portfolio.

Toby Atkins is a lifetime sufferer of this ailment but, with great effort and determination, has managed to confine his style to just two favourites for this exhibition: natural history illustration and Japanese ukiyo-e prints.  His latest series, Natural Curiosities, is the largest and most complex set of screenprints he has yet produced, inspired by nineteenth-century collectors’ cabinets of stag beetles and other mounted entomology. Combining detailed engraving-style illustrations of insects with the bold, graphic shapes of astronomical bodies, they attempt to link the massive and the minute.

Toby’s Sakura Beer posters were inspired by the Sapporo Beer Museum in Hokkaido, Northern Japan, and its beer posters for the Sapporo, Kirin and Asahi companies from the turn of the 20th Century.  These are Toby’s take on those posters, combining the aesthetic of traditional old Japanese ukiyo-e (woodblock) prints - in this case, particularly the work of Hokusai and Utamaro -  with a fresher colour palette and a contemporary kick.

Sadly, there is no known cure as yet for Fictitious Split Curiosity Disorder, though it is thought to be beneficial for the sufferer to have their work admired.  Please be aware that the Curiosity condition is, however, highly contagious and can lead, on occasion, to the loss of feline life for some unknown reason…


Toby Atkins | Tweed Wearing Japanophile September 06 2016, 2 Comments

At the moment I am doing a few sketches for a series of mono-tonal samurai punk prints. Sort of Edo samurai, meets London punk scene with Mad Max and Akira vibes. 

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. 



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 

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

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. 






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

Steve McGinn   Steve McGinnSteve McGinn   

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.

Susie Breen    Susie Breen   Susie Breen

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

Anna Fafaliou   Anna Fafaliou

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



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.


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