In our second show, we are pleased to present the work of two London based artists, Tim Renshaw and Guendalina Salini. Using the split nature of the space, the artists will show on separate levels, which are visible together on entering the gallery but remain as distinct areas. Both artists make work that emphasis the idea of process.
Tim Renshaw's paintings reveal an urbanised geometry which resonate a sign-like presence. Initially optical in nature they create a play between the visual immediacy of their appearance, and the process of deciphering implied forms. Simultaneously flat and screen-like a depthless space evolves as the accumulation of detail spreads across the surface. While the surface deduces as a build up of line and colour, the process leads us to contemplate the spatial nature of the work.
Guendalina Salini takes images belonging to the history of art and 'redraws' them, which both emphasises the process of art itself and recontextualises the image by opening it to a spatial-temporal suspension. The notion of restoration is brought into the works as a way of revealing the internal dynamic of the image itself.
Review by: James Aldridge
Mamma Roma Ltd
We are opposite Next
and Marks & Spencers.
Earlier this year, Mamma Roma Ltd hosted Sporadinate, an exhibition of works by three award-winning London based artists, James Aldridge, Daniel Coombs and Danny Rolph.