All New Art…

 

Gallery

As you know we specialize in modern and contemporary art and can’t wait to showoff our latest delivery of exceptional talent, technically skilled artisans with intrinsic creativity. We have some great pieces in the gallery and many more on line… http://www.georgethorntonart.com

Browse below and for further information do contact the gallery

Morpho - 80cm x 80cm - £2,000

‘Morpho’ by Louise McNaught

With statement blue wings with black edging, Louise captures this incredible insect showcasing a contemporary twist.

Original Artwork: Mixed Media on Canvas

Mr. Big

‘Mr Big’ by Ostinelli and Priest

Duo artistic team ‘Ostinelli and Priest’ have taken years of studying art and science to create some remarkable, fluid creations. They really bring the animals to life both in the way the sculptures look and feel, highly textured you can almost sense the personality of these animals.

Original Ceramic Sculpture

We-All-Scream web

‘We All Scream’ by Mr Go

By combining the vocabulary of Pop Art with sources from old and new media, artist Mr Go produces classic and sometimes outrageous art.

Signed limited edition, presented within a large card mount, modern black frame with thin white gloss slip.
£295 (10 installment of 29.50 with Own Art)

Amy

‘Amy’ by Pegasus

Pegasus is a London street artist and videographer whose large-scale installations have attracted international acclaim. His practice of subverting cultural iconography and appropriation borrows from Pop Artists like Warhol  and contemporary street artists like Banksy

Hand Pulled Silkscreen Edition (Edition 150)
£780 (10 installment of £78.00 with Own Art)

George Thornton Art – 12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN

www.georgethorntonart.com

Ostinelli & Priest, a range of ceramic animal sculptures

For reasons both sacred and secular, sculptures of animals have been created through various cultures and countries since the dawn of time. Something innate within the human psyche produces a love and desire to replicate a beast personified for symbolic purpose and that of natural beauty.

Duo artistic team ‘Ostinelli and Priest’ have taken years of studying art and science to create some remarkable, fluid creations. The pair have always thought of their work as a cross-over. On one hand its sculpture, with pieces created in clay and fired, and on the other is painting where the colour is applied. Bringing both of these elements together builds the character and individuality of each piece.

‘Zeus’ : Painted ceramic sculpture

Ostinelli and Priest really bring the animals to life both in the way the sculptures look and feel, highly textured you can almost sense the personality of these animals.

The gallery is showcasing a number of wonderful pieces, crafted facial expressions on each piece allows the viewer to connect on a personal basis. We have work on display now, predominantly canine as well as a sly fox and masterful bull. Images of these pieces can be viewed here. You are welcome to view pieces in the gallery and or perhaps you would prefer to consider your own commissioned piece. Ostinelli and Priest are able to work on all clients specifications, including size and colour patterns. Contact the gallery for all details or visit our website for further works.

‘Antonie’ : Painted ceramic sculpture

‘Mr Big’ : Painted ceramic sculpture

‘Sitting Fox’ : Painted ceramic sculpture

For further information contact –

George Thornton Art
12A Flying Horse Walk,
Nottingham,
NG1 2HN

Tel – 01159243555
Email – george@georgethorntonart.com

 

What is Art? (with Katy Jade Dobson)

I was having a conversation with a client yesterday, he had come in to see the work of artist Katy Jade Dobson as we are in the process of setting up for her first solo exhibition with us in Nottingham. As we chatted we moved onto the broad topic of what actually constituted ‘art’ and how it could be measured. So what is art?

It’s a term I’m sure we are all used to being heard being bandied around, but most would struggle to define. According to the Oxford English Dictionary ‘fine art’ is a noun that has two meanings:

1 – the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture; producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

2 – the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.

Ok! So according to our first dictionary definition almost anything can be classed as art – its meaning could have such a wide interpretation it would be almost impossible to distinguish between the doodle I did on a scrap of paper whilst waiting for the kettle to boil and the piece of art next to me that took over 40 hours to create. Surely there has to be more to art than this?

Our second definition of the word is certainly narrower.  It infers that art or the art of something is created through the use of a certain degree of skill, professionalism and training. This phrase is not however linked solely to art according to the example given above in the dictionary.  As a gallery owner my only answer can be yes, the art we display here is of high quality and the artist must have developed their skill base and technique to a high level to achieve the kind of art that our customers delight in buying. In this sense the artist is no different to any other professional.

As the gallery gets ready to put on our first exhibition with Katy Jade Dobson  we can see how the two terms defined above become concatenated. Here is an artist of intrigue with tangible creativity shown in the thick paint plied on to board with enormous dexterity, confidence and skill – that of a young and exciting artist in the truest sense of the word. Lavish brush strokes incorporated with a distinct style which produces enigmatic wildlife and figurative works. To me, Katy’s work ticks all the quantifiable boxes – ability, skill and originality, but also those qualitative boxes – emotional power and beauty which can only be created by an artist with the sheer raw talent and vision to be able to express themselves thus.

To put my views to the test we will be showcasing a collection of works by this artist in its entirety. The gallery is proud to be exhibiting 20 plus limited edition prints plus original works from the 8th July until 16th July. You are welcome to join us in the gallery during this period. For a VIP invite to our private view this opening Friday with artist appearance, 6pm until 8pm, please contact the gallery on george@georgethorntonart.com or 01159243555.

“Opaline” – signed limited edition by Katy Jade Dobson

“Swarm” – signed limited edition by Katy Jade Dobson

George Thornton Art – 12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN