‘She Has a Name’ illustrates film making with a great purpose.

She Has a Name, the 2016 Canadian drama by the Kooman brothers, was released in the UK this month and will be shown at selected cinemas across the country during the coming weeks. The film’s primary focus is the harrowing story of two young girls who become victims of trafficking in Thailand. The film highlights the level of human trafficking, the height of corruption and the power businessmen yield from such a despicable activity. Please click on the link to read my review  of the film for Occhi Magazine.

 

Shapers of Minds – Contemporary Group Exhibition at Elizabeth James Gallery London

I’m happy to announce some of my work will feature in the forthcoming exhibition dedicated to those unknown heroes that inspire, through words, notion and action, shaping our minds and ideas about ourselves, about others, and ignite our passions that which leads us. Many influencers visit our lives for a fleeting moment but  others remain present throughout; friends, family and leaders.

The two abstract pieces I’ve decided to feature celebrate those men, women and relationships that have influenced me, as well as my appreciation of music, particularly jazz.  Exhibiting artist include Ian Barrington, Jess Le Gray, Elizabeth Balogun, Tamsin Watson and Nasha Bradshaw.  The Private View is on 13th June from 7-9pm. You must register to attend so please visit the gallery’s official site for details. The show is open to the public from 14-26th June 2017, 11am-6pm Monday – Saturday.

Will ‘The Generator’ Generate Further Interest in The Virtual World?

The Generator

I was invited to attend the premiere of Rudy Carpio’s film ‘The Generator’ on behalf of Occhi Magazine last weekend.

My review of film, which explores the use of technology and virtual reality is available via the following link. Rudy Carpio is a very talented young director and I wish him continued success with projects that address areas he has much interest in.

For further information please also visit these related links:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegenerator2017/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegeneratorfilm/
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/214145727
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5872888/

 

 

A Virtual Art Exhibition by David Emmanuel Noel

Hello all, hoping you’re having a good week so far and making the most of what life and time has to offer? I’d like to share a recent presentation, courtesy of Artistsinfo/ Global artist guide. A busy period for me but one that will result in lots of interesting posts on collaborations and featured guest artists. Will update and share further news very shortly. Until then, look after yourself and those close to you!

Soul of A Nation- Celebrating African American Artists Contribution to Art and History

Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history.

The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

Artists responded to these times by provoking, confronting, and confounding expectations. Their momentum makes for an electrifying visual journey. Vibrant paintings, powerful murals, collage, photography, revolutionary clothing designs and sculptures made with Black hair, melted records, and tights – the variety of artworks reflects the many viewpoints of artists and collectives at work during these explosive times.

Some engage with legendary figures from the period, with paintings in homage to political leaders Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, musician John Coltrane and sporting hero Jack Johnson. Muhammad Ali is here in Andy Warhol’s famous painting. An original Sugar Shack painting by Ernie Barnes – known as a Marvin Gaye album cover – leaves the US for the first time.

Spanning the emergence of Black feminism, debates over the possibility of a unique Black aesthetic in photography, and including activist posters as well as purely abstract works, the exhibition asks how the concept of Black Art was promoted, contested and sometimes flatly rejected by artists across the United States.

With most of the 150 artworks on display in the UK for the first time, the exhibition introduces more than 50 exceptional American artists, including influential figures Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar, among numerous others. This landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER

Soul of A Nation- Art in the Age of Black Power runs at the Tate Modern from 1st July to 22nd October. For  further information please visit  the Tate’s website 

 

‘What it is to be me’ -Exhibition at the Elizabeth James Gallery

I am very pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in’ What it is to be me’, the next group exhibition at the Elizabeth James Gallery in south London. I will be exhibiting with the talented artists Elizabeth Balogan, Miguel Sopena and Suzette Huwae. Artists will be exploring appearance, identity, memories, perceptions, imperfections, inspiration and imagination. For further information, please visit http://www.elizabethjamesart.com/exhibitions or to register for the private viewing to click here.

What it is to be me