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Tuesday, 8th July 2014.
The Strand Gallery proudly announces the forthcoming exhibition opening on Wednesday 9th July 2014. Platform will be showcasing the work of thirteen contemporary artists from universities around the country. Ranging from sculpture, film and photography, the diverse exhibition will provide an opportunity for upcoming artists to have their work seen and appreciated.
Natalie Drenth, a Fine Art Graduate from University of Leeds, finds inspiration for her work in Neolithic sites and the power of an art object. She intends to create work that goes further than the readily visible to prompt a deeper appreciation beyond the aesthetic.
Camille Biddell is a Fine Art student at Edinburgh College of Art and specializes in Intermedia. Biddell will be exhibiting woodcuts of high rise buildings, questioning the rise in urbanization and increasing density of urban living.
Emily Ponsonby has studied at City & Guilds, Edinburgh and Leith School of Art. With a focus on Fine Art, Ponsonby aspires to capture her subject’s character in new and intriguing ways, suggesting insight that goes beneath the surface.
David Henry Donald is a student specializing in Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Donald’s work comprises of small artificial assemblages found in a photographic booth. His work aims o question the viewer on the objective view on the nature of tourism and its rituals.
Robert Cooper studies Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art. His practice is primarily focused on creating an interesting visual aesthetic, using collage to interpret pop culture references into a visually pleasing form.
Sophie Cook, a design student from Goldsmiths, London, developed a keen interest to explore experimental, interactive and server related design. The inspiration for her photography comes from her travels and everyday life.
The exhibition Platform is at the Strand Gallery, the Strand, Embankment, London, from 9th until 13th July 2014.