MYTHOS by Sophie de Bayser
06/12/2018 to 23/12/2018
Sophie de Bayser is a French visual artist and graphic novelist. She studied Art History at the Sorbonne University (Paris) and visual arts at ERG (Brussels). Deeply inspired by ancient Greek mythology and epics, she writes and draws graphic novels suffused with mischief and absurdity.
Mythology is an endless source of inspiration for Sophie de Bayser. Epics, mischief, absurdity and extravagance are themes that are present throughout her work. Painted, drawn and sculpted references proliferate in near infinite variations, an opportunity that de Bayser seizes to reinvent herself - she finds it fascinating to entangle different writing systems, remarkably alike in spite of being separated in their use by centuries of time. Her artistic expression is more and more at home in the graphic novel form because of its complex yet accessible, natural language. De Bayser has always been fascinated by the form of frescoes and paintings on antique vases, these being very close to the form used in graphic novels.
"I've always preferred mythology to history because history is made of truths that end up being lies and mythology is made of lies that end up being truths." - Jean Cocteau
Mythos is a series of drawings produced for the French bi-annual journal Paysageur. The current issue Fall/Winter 2018 is available in December at Caravansérail.
Please join us for Sophie de Bayser's exhibition opening on Thursday 6 December 2018 from 6 to 9pm. Entry is free but please RSVP with link below. We'll serve a complimentary glass of wine and are presenting this event in association with the Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays.
THESE IS LOVE SCENES by Kay Gasei
01/11/2018 to 02/12/2018
Kay Gasei is a London based creative whose fields fall within the realms of illustration and painting, yet are not restricted to these. His work also leans into the world of brand identity - creating bespoke logos, album artwork, alongside being a founder and creative director of two emerging clothing brands. His pieces range from extremely figurative and almost styleless illustrations/paintings to images filled with symbolism and heavy details of abstract concepts to highly stylised and minimal works.
These Is Love Scenes is an anthology with scenes interpreting characters from antiquity, folklore and mythology, whose stories revolve around the perils of Love. Love, Self and Hubris also feature in this beautifully composed collection.
ECHOES FROM THE BORDERLINE by Stephan Zimmerli
04/10/2018 to 30 /10/2018
Stephan Zimmerli (a.k.a. Zim Moriarty) is a French visual artist, architect, theatre set designer and musician who has been on the road for ten years with his band Moriarty. For the past twenty years, he has developed a trans-diciplinary practice uniting the fields of image, sound, stage and space design into a singular structure: an art of memory, place and atmosphere, or "mnemotopy", based on the everyday, constant practice of hand-drawing. As the double-bass and guitar player of the folk-rock band Moriarty, Zim has performed over 800 concerts with the band, along their ten-year tour across the world... documenting this musical voyage through analog photographs and sketchbooks.
Stephan Zimmerli's exhibition of analog photographs and sketchbooks, ECHOES FROM THE BORDERLINE, was presented at Caravansérail from 4 to 30 October and his artwork is still available to purchase on our website. Acting as a visual counterpart to Moriarty's live album "Echoes From The Borderline", a large-format book - containing over 150 of these original photographs, drawings and artwork - has been published through the band's independent label, Air Rytmo.
VÉNUS MAGIQUE by Bárbara Malagoli
06/09/2018 to 30/09/2018
Bárbara Malagoli is a Brazilian-Italian graphic artist focusing on illustration and design, living between São Paulo and London. She studied graphic design and worked as a creative designer in studios and book publishers in Sao Paulo. In 2015, the artist decided to focus on her passion for illustration and has since been working freelance developing projects for a myriad of clients.
Vénus Magique was born of a desire to explore and understand the fluidity and limits of her art as a female artist. The spontaneity and freedom that ink and paper provide are the source of an emotional, physical and spiritual journey through different states of being.
In her drawings, the artist uses both figurative and abstract elements to create compositions of free and strong women. Inspiring, curvy, fierce and unbreakable, each woman represented in her drawings is a statement of a presence in the world and a contemporary vision of ancient goddesses from matriarchal societies.
GONE FISHING by Raphaël Neal
French film director and photographer Raphaël Neal was born in 1980. His work has been exhibited in France and internationally since 2005. In 2015 he co-wrote with French award-winning writer Alice Zeniter his first feature film, 'Fever'. He often works with musicians, such as My Brightest Diamond and The Divine Comedy to direct their video clips and shoot their promotion contents. He also works as an actor with film directors like Claude Chabrol, Bertrand Bonello or Claire Denis and is now preparing 'Nuée ardente', a full-length road-movie taking place in Italy.
After 19 years living in Paris, Raphaël Neal escaped the city to work on the scenario of his feature film. Passionate about The Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily since he saw Stromboli by Rosselini and L’Avventura by Antonioni, he decided to explore Sicilia and write a road-movie on Italian volcanoes.
The photo series 'Gone Fishing' has been shot in Ginostra, a village very difficult to access to: hills, no roads, no cars, no streetlights. Only 30 inhabitants and three donkeys. A decor Raphaël immediately fell in love with! He stayed five weeks alone in a house hung on the top of the highest hill, close to the crater of the volcano that was erupting every ten minutes.
The series represents the atmosphere and the perfumes of that place both rough and welcoming, a setting chosen by Raphaël to create the character for his movie 'Sick of Modern Times'. Usually shooting portraits and self-portraits - often in studios where everything is under control - Raphaël shares with 'Gone Fishing' his curiosity for landscapes, flowers and animals. As if he was trying to protect this fantasized island, he blew on the camera lens in order to blur the contours of his subjects, and he under-exposed his images to reduce the intense and spectacular light bathing the Tyrrhenian Sea.
MUSES by Beatrice Poggio
HEAVY WAIT by Craig Keenan
07/06/2018 to 01/07/2018
KILLING THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE by Jessica Jane Charleston
03/05/2018 to 06/06/2018
ON LOVE, SUMOS & PINES by Victoria Lafaurie
05/04/2018 to 29/04/2018
INFRA- by Rebecca Topakian
01/03/2018 to 01/04/2018
PULP by Romain Duris
02/02/2018 to 25/02/2018
MYSTIQUE by Aurélien Ciller
04/01/2018 to 28/01/2018
MORE THAN ME by Anoushka Schellekens
01/12/2017 to 24/12/2017
CONCRETE STORIES by Aurore Bano
02/11/2017 to 26/11/2017
ALICE VON MALTZAHN
05/10/2017 to 29/10/2017
LA TRAVERSEE by Victor Cord'Homme
07/09/2017 to 01/10/2017