Carl Rowe

Carl Rowe studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic, graduating with an MA in 1985. He currently lives in Norwich and is a former Associate Professor and Course Leader in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts. He is an artist member and studio holder at OUTPOST in Norwich and is also a member of the Printmakers Council. Carl Rowe has an international profile as both an artist and an academic. His work has been exhibited widely in the UK as well as in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Canada, US, Estonia, Japan, Malaysia and Egypt. In addition to studio production he has also worked on public art including billboards, print portfolios and hospital art. In 2018 Rowe was commissioned by Hospital Rooms to make work for Woodlands Mental Health Unit at Ipswich Hospital and is currently engaged in a new project with Hospital Rooms.

“My art switches back and forth between an engagement with socio-political issues and subconscious renderings.

I can’t escape my concern for the wrongdoing in the world and within my art a surface layer of humour, absurdity and the arcane masks a strong undercurrent of concern for humanity. When I ease off the direct engagement with current affairs, symbols, objects and graphic devices float up from somewhere in my memory and arrange themselves in unlikely compositions.”

Carl Rowe works with both paint, sculpture and print process. The materials that I use are often intrinsically connected with the images they portray such as the work Drool, an installation made with ink containing herbs and spices from the G20 countries and the Serbian paprika used in Deprecated Location, a screen print depicting Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Recent paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints present an obsession with clay pipe fragments, hazard warnings, cylindrical containers and clouds of particulates.

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Exhibited:

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Estonia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Egypt

Commissions:

  • Hotel Rooms for Woodlands Mental Health Unit, Ipswich

ARTIST SUMMARY

Categories:

  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Sculptures
  • Installations

Mediums:

  • Collage
  • Mixed Mediums
  • Paintings on Canvas, Panel and Paper
  • Sculpture – Mixed Mediums, Recycled Materials and Wood

Subject Matter:

  • Abstract
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My art switches back and forth between an engagement with socio-political issues and subconscious renderings. I can’t escape my concern for the wrongdoing in the world and within my art a surface layer of humour, absurdity and the arcane masks a strong undercurrent of concern for humanity.

Carl Rowe

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    ANZ Bank

    Art Contact was approached by ANZ Bank to advise on the repair of a picture frame that had been damaged. They were keen that the picture frame restoration should tie in with their move to new offices.

    The damaged frame was viewed on site and an appropriate restorer was invited to submit an estimate. Once the estimate had been agreed, and appropriate insurance cover had been put in place, the painting and its damaged frame were collected from the old offices and delivered to the picture frame restorer.

    Having carried out the restoration the picture with its frame were then returned to the bank’s new offices for installation.

    This restoration project was carried out to a very tight deadline so that the picture could be collected from the old office and returned, following the restoration of the frame, to their new offices.

    PROJECT SUMMARY

    • Object – Restoration of damaged picture frame.
    • Client – ANZ Bank
    • Sector – Office & Corporate
    • Location – Canary Warf, London
    • Status – Complete

    SERVICES PROVIDED

    • Consultation
    • Project Management
    • Frame Restoration
    • Specialist Insurance
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    Hanover Investors Management LLP

    Hanover Investors Management LLP engaged Art Contact to help them source suitable artworks for their new offices in London’s West End. As this was the first time that they had installed artworks in their offices they decided to rent short term to see if this was an appropriate route to make the offices feel more friendly and homely.

    An extensive portfolio of artists were put forward and through discussion these were reduced to just 3 artists.

    As the items were being rented, at least to start with, a portfolio was created showing available rental artworks by these artists. 8 artworks were selected which were then delivered and installed.

    The original paintings by Marina Emphietzi went into the main reception and the original painting by Steve Johnston was installed in the boardroom. The photographs by Dominic Pote, which had been specially printed onto Di-bond, were installed in Hanover Investors Management LLP new offices.

    PROJECT SUMMARY

    • Object – Source & Supply Artworks for Reception & Offices
    • Client – Hanover Investors Management LLP
    • Sector – Office & Corporate
    • Location – Mayfair, London
    • Status – On-going

    SERVICES PROVIDED

    • Consultation
    • Art Selection
    • Project Management
    • Rental
    • Installation
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    Marina Emphietzi

    Marina Emphietzi now lives in London and her work explores issues of time, life and memory.

    She creates engaging artworks in a distinct semi abstract style inspired mostly by water and the marine environment.

    With the sound of crashing sea waves and the hot feeling of sand under bare feet, Marina’s story starts in Famagusta, Cyprus. Her family’s childhood home built along the scenic coastline, she spent most of her days by the beach. It’s here that she came to know the limitless freedom of the Ocean. Surrounded by the vivid landscapes of Cyprus, art came naturally to Marina. Her heart’s desire was to study art, although she would pursue a successful career in hotel management and marketing before finally achieving her life-long dream. She has studied at the prestigious schools of Central St-Martins and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS).

    At the age of 14, Marina Emphietzi lost her home in the trauma of war. The ocean and its waters, full of life and possibility, are a part of her most joyful memories. They are from which she draws inspiration from in her work and why her pieces have the power to evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and freedom. A world traveller, Marina has called many places home. The man-made beaches of Dubai, the crowded markets of Ethiopia, and now, the grey skies of London, U.K., each brings their own colour palette to Marina’s current work. Created with robust energy, her paintings have playful textures and a distinct style. They bring to surface lost memories of being near water, the sound of rumbling waves, the feeling of a warm breeze across skin. A metaphor of the transient human experience, her artwork suggests we flow through the journey through life, ever-changing and free.

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    ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

    Selected Exhibitions:

    • Opus 39 – Nicosia, Cyprus
    • Three Angels – Larnaca, Cyprus
    • Art Number 23 – Athens
    • Cylinder Gallery – London
    • Artbox Project – Miami USA
    • Light Space & Time Gallery – UK
    • Camden Image Gallery – London
    • Flux Exhibition – London
    • Hellenic Centre – London

    ARTIST SUMMARY

    Categories:

    • Paintings
    • Prints

    Mediums:

    • Paint on Canvas
    • Paint on Paper

    Subject Matter:

    • Abstract
    • Landscape
    • Seascape/Water
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    I create engaging artworks in a distinct semi abstract style inspired mostly by water and the marine environment.

    Marina Emphietzi

    We were so keen to launch our Artist Directory we have decided to launch the first phase in advance of the costing and portfolio generation section.

    In this first phase we have included a diverse selection of artists we collaborate with.

    Over the coming months this selection will continue to grow eventually to include all of our artists.

    In the near future our artwork selection, frame visualisation and costing database will come on-line.

    This will allow the selection of artworks and frames, see a visualisation of the framed artwork and include this in a portfolio for purchase.

    If you would like further information about this artist or their available artworks please complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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      Neale Marriott

      Neale Marriott’s work explores our relationship with the places around us, whether the fleeting joy of the natural landscape or the complexity and enclosure of urban spaces. I see my artworks as constituting a journey in different ways. First, I want them to have an energy and sense of movement within themselves in order to replicate our interaction with the world. They also explore a journey from figuration to a more dynamic abstraction. Finally, in my sculptural work particularly, they are a reflection on a more generic human journey with references to history, progress, science and geography.

      I have always been interested in exploring different materials on which to paint including metal, concrete, glass & Perspex.

      In using these materials, I’ve always sought to blur the boundaries between the illusory nature of paint and the physical properties of materials.

      Neale Marriott’s paintings and painted construction pieces on layers of acrylic Perspex and concrete try to take painting into new spatial and sculptural areas by creating an experience that subtly shifts and changes as the viewer moves around them. The aim is to create more interactive spatial artworks that better represent our experience and explore different contexts and narratives.

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      ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

      Selected Exhibitions:

      • Mosaic Gallery, Woburn
      • Waterloo Gallery, London
      • E1 Gallery, London
      • MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
      • Affordable Art, London
      • Foreman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London
      • Elevator Gallery, London
      • Vertigo Gallery, London
      • Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
      • Paton Gallery, London

      ARTIST SUMMARY

      Categories:

      • Paintings
      • Sculptures
      • Installations

      Medium:

      • Paint on Glass
      • Paint on Clear Acrylic
      • Sculptures- Concrete/Plaster

      Subject Matter:

      • Abstract
      • Cityscape/Urban
      • Landscape
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      I have always been interested in exploring different materials on which to paint including metal, concrete, glass & Perspex. In using these materials, I’ve always sought to blur the boundaries between the illusory nature of paint and the physical properties of materials.

      Neale Marriott

      We were so keen to launch our Artist Directory we have decided to launch the first phase in advance of the costing and portfolio generation section.

      In this first phase we have included a diverse selection of artists we collaborate with.

      Over the coming months this selection will continue to grow eventually to include all of our artists.

      In the near future our artwork selection, frame visualisation and costing database will come on-line.

      This will allow the selection of artworks and frames, see a visualisation of the framed artwork and include this in a portfolio for purchase.

      If you would like further information about this artist or their available artworks please complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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        Gina Parr

        Gina Parr is a Painter who also “paints with a camera” when traveling.

        The image of the sea and the Artist’s thoughts about memory and identity are ever present in her work. Her childhood, spent diversely in wide-open spaces, fishing for Mackerel with her father, and her mother with her hoarding and mental health issues defined the Artist’s relationship to the sea and land, the uncertainty of the deep, the spirit and memory of the open space, evoking freedom and connectedness. She does not wish to recreate those experienced places, but to unearth the truth, to centralise the feelings and emotions that were and are present, to not be afraid of the material of her past. The Artist’s work is an expression of the intermingling of both joy and pain: the human condition.

        Gina Parr was originally trained as a Fine Artist, graduating with a First Class BA Honours Degree.

        She went on to Chelsea College of Art to study set design, leading to a 25 year career Production Designing many prestigious shows for television.

        She returned to her Artist’s practice in 2007.

        She has also lectured in art and design at Chelsea College of Art and Nottingham University, is widely exhibited in galleries and art fairs in the UK and Europe. She is an Associate member of The Society of Women Artists in London and has works held in collections Worldwide including; Keble College Oxford, Director Jestico + Whiles Architects London, President Boston’s Children’s Museum USA, Senior Economist Goldman Sachs, Argentex and Vedanta Headquarters in London, and Commissions in UAE, Belguim + London.

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        ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

        Selected Exhibitions:

        • Stratford Gallery, Broadway
        • Archive Fine Art, Salisbury
        • ‘This Way Up’ – Chanel 4 & Sky 1
        • SWA Annual Exhibition
        • Irving Gallery, Oxford
        • Renata Maiblum Gallery, Copenhagen
        • David Lolly Gallery, Cambridge
        • AAF, Battersea
        • Brook Contemporary, Devon
        • Boecho Gallery, London

        Awards:

        • Associate Membership of SWA

        ARTIST SUMMARY

        Categories:

        • Paintings
        • Photography

        Mediums:

        • Mixed Media
        • Paintings on Canvas
        • Painting on Panels
        • Photography

        Subject Matter:

        • Abstract
        • Landscape
        • Music
        • Seascape/Water
        • Emotional
        • Psychological
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        The image of the sea and my thoughts about memory and identity are ever present in my work.

        Gina Parr

        We were so keen to launch our Artist Directory we have decided to launch the first phase in advance of the costing and portfolio generation section.

        In this first phase we have included a diverse selection of artists we collaborate with.

        Over the coming months this selection will continue to grow eventually to include all of our artists.

        In the near future our artwork selection, frame visualisation and costing database will come on-line.

        This will allow the selection of artworks and frames, see a visualisation of the framed artwork and include this in a portfolio for purchase.

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          Liesha Yaz

          Liesha Yaz paintings are an emotional response to a feeling, experience or place, I see the work as the atmosphere and sense of place made physical; marks are not made to describe but to elicit and emote, to forge a connection.

          The studio is filled with music, I meditate and read poetry in an attempt to find the state of mind and the creative space within where my painting can flow. Liesha Yaz is driven by intuition, each painting an unplanned journey, a celebration of the physicality of paint and surface.

          The surface of these oil paintings are untamed, highly worked and layered, difficult to look away from, I use oils and mixed media to create texture and form in my paintings.

          Emotional creativity is the heart and soul of my paintings these images are totally unique in every sense.
          My work is widely collected by both national and international private and corporate clients.

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          ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

          Selected Exhibitions:

          • After Lockdown – Melford Gallery
          • Gordon Dadds LLP – Private View
          • Huawei Private View – CG Gallery
          • Pure Arts Fair – Battle, East Sussex
          • Vedo Corporate Art Exhibition
          • Nautical Perspectives – St Katherines Dock

          ARTIST SUMMARY

          Categories:

          • Paintings

          Mediums:

          • Paintings on Canvas
          • Mixed Media

          Subject Matter:

          • Abstract
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          The surface of these oil paintings are untamed, highly worked and layered, difficult to look away from, I use oils and mixed media to create texture and form in my paintings.

          Liesha Yaz

          We were so keen to launch our Artist Directory we have decided to launch the first phase in advance of the costing and portfolio generation section.

          In this first phase we have included a diverse selection of artists we collaborate with.

          Over the coming months this selection will continue to grow eventually to include all of our artists.

          In the near future our artwork selection, frame visualisation and costing database will come on-line.

          This will allow the selection of artworks and frames, see a visualisation of the framed artwork and include this in a portfolio for purchase.

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            David Burns

            David Burns creates ceramic and metal wall art characterised by the elegance of porcelain clay and the forms and craftsmanship of slip casting. He designs wall art for private, corporate or public spaces.

            The hand cast porcelain discs are miniature sculptures each with a unique relief and impression which plays with shadow and light. An intensity is created by juxtaposing black porcelain alongside the purity and delicacy of natural porcelain and brighter pink tones. The playful drip line contrasts with the controlled and meticulous grid arrangement of the discs.

            Each piece created by David Burns is mounted onto a colour matched aluminium backboard and a black aluminium frame and can be commissioned to the client’s space and environment.

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            ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

            Selected Exhibitions:

            • Thrown Contemporary, Highgate
            • Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans
            • Petr Weigl Studios

            ARTIST SUMMARY

            Categories:

            • Ceramics
            • Installations
            • Wall Panels

            Mediums:

            • Ceramics
            • Metal
            • Mixed Media

            Subject Matter:

            • Abstract
            • Architectural
            • Cityscape/Urban
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            The hand cast porcelain discs are miniature sculptures each with a unique relief and impression which plays with shadow and light.

            David Burns

            We were so keen to launch our Artist Directory we have decided to launch the first phase in advance of the costing and portfolio generation section.

            In this first phase we have included a diverse selection of artists we collaborate with.

            Over the coming months this selection will continue to grow eventually to include all of our artists.

            In the near future our artwork selection, frame visualisation and costing database will come on-line.

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              Jonathan Page

              Jonathan Page is driven by a desire to explore the boundaries between an aesthetic, harmonic perfection and the inherent imperfection of human creation. He celebrates the intricacies of artisanal craft within an increasingly mechanised world, incorporating visceral and instinctive approaches toward his art. He endeavours to explore ideas of purity and perfection within the boundaries of human consciousness.

              Jonathan Page specialises in modern abstract sculptures finished in clay, fibreglass, bronze and steel.
              “My sculptures are concerned with harmony, the natural world, aesthetics and beauty. I believe these concepts and phenomena are crucial to the integrity of art.”

              Jonathan’s work is collected internationally and held in numerous private collections.

              ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

              Selected Commissions:

              • Affordable Art Fair
              • Holster Projects
              • Petr Weigl Studios – various private commissions
              • Minotti – Soho

              Available for Commissions

               

              ARTIST SUMMARY

              Categories:

              • Sculpture
              • Wall Panels

              Mediums:

              • Ceramic
              • Metal-Cast
              • Metal-Coldcast
              • Resin

              Subject Matter:

              • Abstract
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              My sculptures are concerned with harmony, the natural world, aesthetics and beauty. I believe these concepts and phenomena are crucial to the integrity of art.

              Jonathan Page

              We were so keen to launch our Artist Directory we have decided to launch the first phase in advance of the costing and portfolio generation section.

              In this first phase we have included a diverse selection of artists we collaborate with.

              Over the coming months this selection will continue to grow eventually to include all of our artists.

              In the near future our artwork selection, frame visualisation and costing database will come on-line.

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                Olly Fathers

                Olly Fathers uses simple geometric shapes and forms to create visually stimulating works that intend to play with space and take the viewer on a visual journey.

                He uses a variety of materials, assembling them in different ways to make works that reference a variety of inspirations from Architecture, design, culture including early computer technology and graphics but also Bauhaus & the Memphis design movement.

                His work demonstrates the fun the artist has in creating these works, the creation of these works is very much in the process of making. Fathers sees them almost like a puzzle that he works on until they feel complete.

                Since graduating from Wimbledon College of Art from BA in painting in 2010. Olly Fathers has exhibited as part of the Saatchi Gallery, ‘Harder Edge’ & ‘Micromegas’ exhibition as well as being invited to take part in the RA Summer Exhibition.

                He has completed many commissions including a shop front in Carnaby Street, offices in central London, a rooftop mural for the Jealous Gallery as well as a mural for the entrance of The Other Art Fair (in conjunction with James Rogers) which was a fully interactive, augmented reality mural spanning 12m wide. Together these commissions demonstrate the great versatility of the artist and his work.

                Recently, in a prestigious commission, Olly Fathers was selected to create ITV Creates Ident –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9050UuXVE0.

                ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

                Selected Commissions:

                • ITV Indent
                • Other Art Fair Entrance
                • Shop Front – Carnaby Street, London
                • Jealous Gallery Rooftop Mural, London
                • Office Commission – Central London

                Selected Exhibitions:

                • Saatchi Gallery – Harder Edge
                • Saatchi Gallery – Micromegas
                • RA Summer Exhibition

                ARTIST SUMMARY

                Categories:

                • Prints
                • Paintings
                • Sculptures
                • Installations

                Mediums:

                • Paintings
                • Prints – Artist
                • Sculptures – Paper and Wood
                • Spray Paint Graffiti
                • Installations
                • Video/Film

                Subject Matter:

                • Abstract
                • City/Urban
                • Transport/Aviation/Marine

                Available for Commissions

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                We were so keen to launch our Artist Directory we have decided to launch the first phase in advance of the costing and portfolio generation section.

                In this first phase we have included a diverse selection of artists we collaborate with.

                Over the coming months this selection will continue to grow eventually to include all of our artists.

                In the near future our artwork selection, frame visualisation and costing database will come on-line.

                This will allow the selection of artworks and frames, see a visualisation of the framed artwork and include this in a portfolio for purchase.

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