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Jethro Buck to Exhibit at START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, 10th to 13th September 2015

2015-06-29

The painter, Jethro Buck, will present new work in a solo exhibition at START Art Fair, presented by Prudential, from 10th to 13th September 2015. The exhibition is part of START Projects and celebrates The Prince's School of Traditional Arts' role as Education Partner to START. The art fair takes place between 10th and 13th September, 2015.

Following his winning of the 2014 Ciclitira Prize and his sell-out graduation show at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts last summer, Buck will present new work that combines a thorough knowledge of Indian miniature painting with a contemporary sensibility. Aside from miniature painting, other influences include 17th century tantric art from Rajasthan, the tree art of the Gond people, Samuel Palmer, as well as great modern colourists such as Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. In Buck's works, the new works "broach the mystical yet perplexing concept of creation and the associated stories and mythologies that are inspired by it."

Buck's work draws on important elements of the teaching found at The Prince's School where the artist completed an MA in Traditional Arts in 2014. The School's practical teaching allowed him to develop his interests in Indian miniature painting and to gain a greater understanding of the philosophy inherent within traditional arts of the world.

The Prince's School's degree show will run from 29th June to 10th July, with a launch party at 6pm on Monday 29th June. Email events@psta.org.uk to RSVP.

Sir David Green KCMG, an early collector of Buck writes the artist "epitomizes what we are seeking to achieve at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts – to preserve traditional arts for posterity but keep them alive by giving the contemporary expression."

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