Ben Summers, Art Around the Child, Nov 16th 2017 copy

ART AROUND THE CHILD; Introducing Ben Summers, Katharina Hacker and Edward Akrout

Art Around the Child, November 16th 2017

****Exhibition open from November 9th-16th, 10-5pm daily****

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INTRODUCING BEN SUMMERS 

Ben Summers, Art Around the Child, Nov 16th 2017 Born in 1981 In Cuckfield, Ben spent a large part of his childhood living across Europe due his father’s military occupation, including Malta, Belgium and Germany. These early experiences have shaped much of the foundation for Ben’s work and the continuous thread of documenting people within shifting cultural landscapes; guided, by a childhood fascination with street art and the European Avant Garde movement, the CoBrA group.  Graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2003, Ben transitioned into youth arts education, before a career in music and commercial illustration.

The celebration of the individual is central to Summer’s practice, drawing upon the earnestness of our personal stories, whilst reflecting on nuances of his own heritage. Prevailing topics of remodelling history, communication and disquiet around social issues in 2017 and beyond, are consistently central. The works emerge from an expansive practice, for which the boundless possibilities of painting remain a foundation. They are developed from a methodical and highly inquisitive system of gathering subject matter sourced from live sketches, candid photos and footage.

 

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INTRODUCING KATHARINA HACKER

She was instrumental in the reconstruction of one part of the ceiling fresco of Sebatiano Ricci (Art Gallery/ Gemädegalerie, State Museum of the Preussen Cultural State).

Being trained for 5 years under a Sumi-e Master, Rita Böhm, Katharina was declared as the best student by her Master. A solo show in 2015 opened new avenues for her and since then she has been participating in group shows in 2016 and 2017. In essence, Eastern and Western – are two completely contradictory systems, but they are the impetus for Katharina Hackers’; painting, whether it be about nature or human likeness.

This is her way of the “ink”; – bringing the worlds together!

She has recovered from Cancer and is planning her next show for 2018 in Berlin.

Katherine Hacker, Art Around the Child, Nov 16th 2017

 

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INTRODUCING EDWARD AKROUT

 

Edward Akrout was born in Paris, France in 1982 and graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2008. His practice, which includes painting, drawing and sculpting, is best described as contemporary abstract.

Whether created in his studio or whilst embarked on international travels his compositions consist of oil paintings along with acrylic, ink and charcoal drawings.

EDWARD AKROUT, Art Around the Child, Nov 16th 2017

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