Local fine art collectors and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet an award-winning contemporary artist this month, when abstract wildlife painter, Robert Oxley, will be making a special appearance in London.
The coveted artist will be unveiling his new collection, Instinct, at Castle Fine Art, situated on London’s stylish South Molton Street on Thursday 6th July, between 6 and 8pm.The collection will then be on display for a further week.
Taking inspiration from artists Robert Crumb, Glenn Brown and Robert Williams, Oxley’s Instinct works have a psychedelic feel and take natural history painting in a new direction, using zig-zag edges and bold dripping paint.
Completely self-taught, Oxley’s art career has gone from strength to strength since he launched a publishing career with Washington Green, the UK’s leading fine art publishers, in 2015. This came after he was a finalist in Washington Green’s IN:SIGHT campaign, which seeks out the UK’s newest emerging artistic talent and gives them an opportunity to have their work publicly showcased.
Prior to this, Oxley received a commendation from the esteemed BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year panel.
Robert Oxley said: “After all of the time and energy that went into Instinct I can’t wait to showcase the collection at the South Molton Street gallery and see the response it evokes from viewers.
“As with my previous collections, I wanted to create something loose and expressionistic to portray a state of flux and transformation. The result is work that looks like it was done quickly but on inspection reveals that every brushstroke is considered and meticulously painted. Loose and free, but in fact complex, is what nature is all about.”
Jon Stokes, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, South Molton Street – Washington Green Fine Art’s nationwide network of high street galleries – said: “The meet the artist event is set to be a fantastic evening and we can’t wait to welcome one of Washington Green’s rising stars to the gallery.
“Robert’s work is unlike anything we have ever had on display before and it will be interesting to hear all about the inspiration behind his collection.”
Prices start at £695. Visitors wishing to attend the event and meet the artist should contact the gallery team to be added to the guest list.
Castle Fine Art, South Molton Street, London, W1K 5RR
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