Welcome back! It’s been a busy month for Ace Art and our artists, so we have a lot to tell you about. We can start by congratulating two of our favourite artists Karl Ullger and Jana Nicole for their recent successes
Local artist Karl Ullger’s painting ‘Castle Step Patio’ was selected for the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) exhibition. The RWA, founded in 1844, prides itself on being the South West’s leading centre for exhibitions, featuring works from leading contemporary artists and academics. Karl’s painting was one of 500 selected for the exhibition from 10,000 entries; Karl said that he was “over the moon with this opportunity”.
Our featured artist Jana Nicole was this years recipient of the prestigious Prix Puvis de Chavannes 2022, which celebrated its 160th anniversary. This is a grand prize awarded by the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts founded in 1928. An internal jury awards this distinction to an artist who has had a revealing career or who is a talented emerging artist. Her 3x2m botanical installation can be seen at the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris. She followed this extraordinary achievement with a participation in this year’s Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum (UK) which looked to explore a 250 year history of protest using currency as a canvas and a vehicle for rebellion. Her work was exhibited alongside Bansky, Deface and more ‘A’ listed contemporary artists.
As for Ace Art we’ve recently added the work of prolific contemporary artist Heath Kane to our artist portfolio. Heath is an Australian artist, based in the UK who is enjoying a lot of success with ‘His Rich enough to be Batman’ series. This series portrays the image of the late Queen Elizabeth and his series is influenced by individuals who have more wealth than some entire countries. You can explore the collection on our website www.aceart.gi
Finally we have the new WineArt Club, a collaboration with The Wine Shop, which was launched last month. These events combine wine tasting, with ham and cheese of course, followed by an art showcase. Last month we featured the works of award winning artists Jana Nicole and Wine Art Club members enjoyed exclusive art deals on the night.
At our next event on Thursday 10th November AceArt will be releasing a limited edition print by local artist Monica Popham and showcasing the works of some of our artists such as Ramon Maiden. Monica Popham has recently returned from exhibiting in Bermondsey, London and was awarded the Ministry of Culture prize at ‘Our Gibraltar’ exhibition. Ramon Maiden who describes himself as ‘a Delinquent Dandy’ is a self taught contemporary artist who transforms his subjects into tattooed characters. Tickets for the WineArt Club are £15 and available on our store www.aceart.gi along with more information about the artists. Follow our socials and stay informed @aceart.gi