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Complementing START’s ethos of presenting up and coming artists and galleries are a series of curated projects. START Projects reflect the fair’s global agenda and reputation of combining credible and critically acclaimed exhibitions alongside compelling gallery showcases.

The aim is to offer the START audience an alternative, engaging art fair experience that also provides artists with a dynamic global platform which generates stimulating dialogues with other artists, art-world figures, collectors and influencers. 

Portrait of Nat Bowen

Nat
Bowen

British abstract artist Nat Bowen returns to START 2020 at the Saatchi Gallery with her ‘BACK TO LIGHT’ collection. The London artist known for her vibrant, colourful resin pieces was inspired to create her latest works by our emergence from lockdown and ‘back to light’ again.

Bowen uses the study of Chromology, the psychology behind colour, as a way to communicate nonverbally through her work.

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Lucy
Morrish

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Lucy Thomasin Morrish is an Oxfordshire-based artist, specialising in the mediums of illumination, iconography, and miniature painting.

Having gained a scholarship to study at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts from The A.G. Leventis Foundation, Lucy completed a Masters' Degree, graduating in the summer of 2019 with a Distinction. Lucy is the recipient of the Ciclitira Prize 2019.

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Lucy Morrish - St. George and the Dragon
Lincoln Townley -The Universe

Lincoln
Townley

Lincoln Townley’s original oil works on canvas and board are a reflection of what hard hitting successful people are willing to drive themselves through to become the best they can be. Townley is interested in powerful, dynamic people - winners. The kind of people who go out of their way to do the things that unsuccessful people are unwilling or unable to do.

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Korean Eye 2020

Parallel Contemporary Art and The Global Eye Programme together with the State Hermitage Museum and Saatchi Gallery have formed a partnership to stage Creativity and Daydream Korean Eye 2020.

The show will feature a wealth of emerging and established talent from South Korea, whose use of unusual art materials in their work has made them one of the most exciting and innovative contemporary art scenes in the world.

Eunha Kim: Bon Appetit, 2019, Clothes collage, abandoned clothes
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Lucy Morrish - St. George and the Dragon

2019 Projects

2019 Projects - Michelle Poonawall

Michelle
Poonawalla

Following the successful reception of her multimedia installation Introspection , which was first exhibited as a collateral project at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 and then at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai in during Art Week Dubai in March 2019, Michelle Poonawalla brought the project to START Art Fair 2019, London. The installation was accompanied by a separate exhibition of Poonawalla’s recent paintings that encapsulated her varied practice. 

Hana
Shahnavaz

Hana Shahnavaz returned to START 2019 following her sell out 2018 presentation as winner of the Ciclitira PSTA prize. 

Hana is a British-Iranian painter based in London. Having lived in Iran for six years studying Persian painting under the tutorage of master painter Safoura Asadian, she then continued her studies at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. Graduating with a distinction in Master of Traditional Arts (2017) she was awarded the Ciclitira Prize for her final degree show, presented by HRH Prince Charles.

2019 Projects - Hana Shahnavaz
2019 Projects - Fang Fang Liu

Fang Fang
Liu

Born in 1974 in Beijing, China, Fang Fang Liu took her master degree in visual Islamic and traditional arts at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts London (2016- 2018). She was awarded the Ciclitira Prize for her final degree show in 2018. As a continuation of her degree show at the PFSTA, Fang explored in greater depth Chinese Gongbi Painting, which was demonstrated in her new works at START 2019. In 2018, she studied with her tutor Donghua Zhang from the China Central Academy of Art, who conducts systematic practice on traditional painting technique and methodology.

Korean Eye 2020
Teaser

Parallel Contemporary Art and The Global Eye Programme together with the State Hermitage Museum and Saatchi Gallery have formed a partnership to stage Korean Eye: 2020 in the Hermitage, in Saatchi and in Seoul in the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2020.  A Korean Eye 2020 teaser exhibition was presented as a Project at START 2019 featuring work from Doo Haw Chung, Doowon, Kim Jae Il, Hayoung Kim, Hun Kyu Kim, Yun Hee Toh, Lee Jeonglok and Eemyun Kang.

VIsit the Korean Eye 2020 website

2019 Projects - Korean Eye 2020 teaser
2019 Projects - Philip Colbert

Philip
Colbert

Living and working in London, Colbert is known for his multidisciplinary approach, creating a "World of Art". Deeply entwined with pop theory, Colbert works across the mediums of painting, sculpture, clothing, furniture and design. He has been described as "the Godson of Andy Warhol" by Andre Leon Talley. Colbert's sculptural work includes his infamous wearable artworks, such as the "Urinal Dress”, “Meat Dress” & “Washing Machine Dress", many of which are in important public and private collections worldwide.

Lucy Morrish

2020 logo-princes-transparent-smallLucy Morrish - King Solomon and the Queen of Shiba

Lucy Thomasin Morrish is an Oxfordshire-based artist, specialising in the mediums of illumination, iconography, and miniature painting.

Having gained a scholarship to study at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts from The A.G. Leventis Foundation, Lucy completed a Masters' Degree, graduating in the summer of 2019 with a Distinction. Lucy is the recipient of the Ciclitira Prize 2019.

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Nat Bowen

Nat Bowen artwork

Nat Bowen is a British, self-taught, resin artist and fashion design graduate of the London College of Fashion in 2008.

Bowen uses the study of Chromology, the psychology behind colour, as a way to communicate nonverbally through her large scale resin artworks. She relates her practise to wellbeing, meditation and mental health, using it as a form of therapy, enabling her to detach from technology and everyday distractions. 

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Lincoln Townley

Lincoln Townley - The Greed In Many

Townley’s original oil works on canvas and board are a reflection of what hard hitting successful people are willing to drive themselves through to become the best they can be. Townley is interested in powerful, dynamic people - winners. The kind of people who go out of their way to do the things that unsuccessful people are unwilling or unable to do.

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Korean Eye 2020

Lincoln Townley - The Greed In Many

Parallel Contemporary Art and The Global Eye Programme together with the State Hermitage Museum and Saatchi Gallery have formed a partnership to stage Creativity and Daydream Korean Eye 2020.

The show will feature a wealth of emerging and established talent from South Korea, whose use of unusual art materials in their work has made them one of the most exciting and innovative contemporary art scenes in the world.

LEARN MORE

2019 Projects

Michelle Poonawalla

Michelle Poonawalla

Following the successful reception of her multimedia installation Introspection , which was first exhibited as a collateral project at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 and then at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai in during Art Week Dubai in March 2019, Michelle Poonawalla brought the project to START 2019, London. 

The installation was accompanied by a separate exhibition of Poonawalla’s recent paintings that encapsulated her varied practice.

Hana Shahnavaz

Hana Louise Shahnavaz artwork

Hana Shahnavaz returned to START 2019 following her sell out 2018 presentation as winner of the Ciclitira PSTA prize. Hana is a British-Iranian painter based in London. Having lived in Iran for six years studying Persian painting under the tutorage of master painter Safoura Asadian, she then continued her studies at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. Graduating with a distinction in Master of Traditional Arts (2017) she was awarded the Ciclitira Prize for her final degree show, presented by HRH Prince Charles.

In addition to private collections worldwide, Hana’s work has been acquired by the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia where it has become part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Fang Fang Liu

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Born in 1974 in Beijing, China, Fang Fang Liu took her master degree in visual Islamic and traditional arts at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts London (2016- 2018). She was awarded the Ciclitira Prize for her final degree show in 2018. As a continuation of her degree show at the PFSTA, Fang explored in greater depth Chinese Gongbi Painting, which will be demonstrated in her new works at START 2019. Gongbi is one of the oldest Chinese painting techniques, depicting narrative subjects with detailed brushstrokes. Primarily a “brush-and-ink” genre of painting, Gongbi maintains the quintessential Chinese identity while vividly reflecting contemporary life. 

 Fang has studied Gongbi Painting since 2013. In 2018, she studied with her tutor Donghua Zhang from the China Central Academy of Art, who conducts systematic practice on traditional painting technique and methodology.

Korean Eye 2020 Teaser

Korean Eye 2020 teaser

Parallel Contemporary Art and The Global Eye Programme together with the State Hermitage Museum and Saatchi Gallery have formed a partnership to stage Korean Eye: 2020 in the Hermitage, in Saatchi and in Seoul in the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2020.  

A Korean Eye 2020 teaser exhibition was presented as a Project at START 2019 featuring work from Doo Haw Chung, Doowon, Kim Jae Il, Hayoung Kim, Hun Kyu Kim, Yun Hee Toh, Lee Jeonglok and Eemyun Kang.

Visit the Korean Eye 2020 website

Philip Colbert

Philip Colbert

Living and working in London, Colbert is known for his multidisciplinary approach, creating a "World of Art". Deeply entwined with pop theory, Colbert works across the mediums of painting, sculpture, clothing, furniture and design. He has been described as "the Godson of Andy Warhol" by Andre Leon Talley.

Colbert's sculptural work includes his infamous wearable artworks, such as the "Urinal Dress”, “Meat Dress” & “Washing Machine Dress", many of which are in important public and private collections worldwide.

Previous START Projects have included the UK debut presentation of teamLab, Mahmoud Obaidi, ChimPom, Future Island by Mehta Bell and the debut performance by Liu Bolin.

teamLab an Ultra-Technologists group from Japan created a fully immersive installation at START 2015. It was a technological feat; a digitally generated landscape of blossoming flowers and butterflies that reacted to human touch.


Liu Bolin: The Disappearing Art, was a live performance by Liu Bolin and a highlight of START 2017. The artist was painted in situ against a specially commission installation made entirely from LEGO bricks, gradually blending into the background and becoming entirely invisible. The performance receive widespread success, featuring on Sky News, The Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard.

Liu Bolin went on to partner with luxury fashion brand Moncler for their Spring Summer 2017 ad campaign photographer by celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz.

START offers the ideal forum to truly engage with emerging art globally as well as in London.

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