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Exhibition of work by the shortlist of ten artists for Griffin Art Prize 2015.

Alastair Gordon, Lewis-John Henderson, Alice Mendelowitz, James Metsoja, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Jack Otway, Thomas Qualmann, Katrine Roberts, Zsofia Schweger, Jaeyeon Yoo

19 November – 18 December 2015

Griffin Gallery,
The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street London W11 4AJ

The winner will be announced at the private view and prize giving on Wednesday 18 November. Designed to have meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the Griffin Art Prize is an annual residency and exhibition award for UK based artists in painting and drawing. It provides the time, space, materials and support to develop work for a one-person exhibition.

Included in the exhibition:
Oblique Planes [Sequential]
Pencil on Paper, 79 x 48.5 cm, 2015
Oblique Planes [1-16]
Pencil on Paper, 45 x 45 cm, 2014
Grey Square [114]
Ink on Paper, 59 x 59 cm, 2014

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Exhibition curated by Giuseppe Savoca

Opening 10th December 2015  18:30-21:30

Exhibition continues until 23rd January 2016

 Burning Giraffe Art Gallery,
 via Eusebio Bava 8/a, Turin, TO 10124, Italy 
+39 011 5382745
A partire da giovedì 10 dicembre 2015, Burning Giraffe Art Gallery presenta la prima personale in Italia di Thomas Qualmann (Winchester, 1983, vive e lavora a Londra), recente finalista al prestigioso Griffin Art Prize. La mostra, a cura di Giuseppe Savoca, è composta da un video e otto opere su carta, la maggior parte delle quali realizzate appositamente per l’occasione. I lavori del giovane artista londinese – disegni e video dalle geometrie infinitesimali ripetute ossessivamente – sono visualizzazioni artistiche e dinamiche di intricati modelli matematici in cui il protagonista pressoché indistinguibile è l’errore di calcolo, che modifica irrimediabilmente la ricorrenza seriale delle forme. 




Group exhibition curated by Andrew Mummery, with a series of short films selected by Anna Thew, including RE-CONFIGURED CUBE: Phase 2 by Thomas Qualmann.

Paul Caffell, Anton Lukoszevieze, Emma McNally, David Saunders, Terry Smith, with film and video screenings selected by Anna Thew: Len Lye, Anna Thew, Liz Rhodes, Thomas Qualmann, Alia Syed,  David Leister, Nick Gordon Smith, Bruce Baillie, Jeremy Blank.

New Art Projects,
6D Sheep Lane, London, E84QS

Private View Thursday 12 November 6-8 pm.

Exhibition continues until 19th December 2015

This exhibition brings together the work of four visual artists and a musician in order to compare the relational systems of music - or 'organised sound' as John Cage called it - and painting and drawing. It addresses questions of spatialisation, 'time', indeterminacy and how the performative and behavioural conditions of making and perceiving become an integral part of the process. The exhibition is not concerned with works of "painted music", but instead with ones that go beyond analogy, simile or metaphor to seek some potential structural relationships when direct sensations, whether through sight or sound, impinge on one another. 

Included in the exhibition:

4. RE-CONFIGURED CUBE: Phase 2 by Thomas Qualmann:

computer animation b/w silent 5 minutes, 0 seconds [looped] 2011
Excerpt from the programme:
A sequence of sequences of photographic exposures (of varying durations) of a series of animations (made from pencil drawings [inverted]) showing three views of a cube rotating through 360º, but where the viewpoints of different corners rotate at different rates. T.Q. 
‘Artist, Thomas Qualmann produces fine geometric line drawings in pencil with obsessive exactness and intricacy, interlacing, reviewing, patterning and rotating three dimensional forms of exquisite almost baroque complexity; transcending even the playful forward reverse motion of early serial abstract animation films produced with scrolls and drawings and paintings in rows, such as Viking Eggeling’s Diagonal Symphony or Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21, to achieve an ethereal threading of optical notation and meditation. Thomas studied at the Slade School under Jayne Parker who has collaborated on film installation works with cellist Anton Lukoszevieze.’ A.T