Bio

Eric Haacht, is a self taught portrait painter based in a remote part of the UK. The eighties born artist has been painting for ten years, The first portrait was painted in 2011 and since then has only painted portraits with the goal to explore a concern with the 'immediacy and the artificialness of life (and death)’ and a yearning to demonstrate that his hunch that ‘time and form are a mere ruse’. The distorted and obscured faces raise questions about our own identity and whether we outwardly project personas which do not reflect our true selves, especially so in an era where social media is so pervasive. But Haacht himself is more concerned with much broader existential questions about whether time and existence themselves are just illusions. Despite the high level of abstraction, the British painter’s works are still immediately identifiable as portraits as faces are made up of a tangled confusion of paint which has been pulled across the surface of the canvas.

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Framing Gallery

Over the past few years we've had the privilege of framing some beautiful artworks for our customers. We consult with each customer directly and help select the best framing and mounting options for their artwork. We often suggest a presentation that compliments the art to show it in it's…

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Assembly of the Gods

'Assembly of the Gods' Dale Grimshaw's much anticipated solo exhibition is now open. This amazing collection of provocative and expressive portraits have garnered much attention from the press and public alike. Our friends at inspiring city have recently interviewed Dale to get some insight about his thoughts and inspirations…

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Construct

‘Construct’ with artists; Anna Mac, Jo Hummel, Jonathan Lawes, Luc Pierre and Mark McClure. Open February 2020 The exhibition explores the notion of ‘Construct’ in the abstract form. Construct applies to the conception of artwork, the technique and the physical ‘building’ and layering of collage or paint to create…

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