Previous art exhibitions
Explore the previous exhibitions to have graced the walls and spaces of 45 Park Lane. From eye-opening photographs to mind-altering sculptures, we invite you to enter our world of contemporary art.
This October we welcomed Raul Castillo, a Venezuelan artist who draws inspiration from all aspects of life – the cynical, political and comical. His work is an avalanche of colours, shapes and thoughts that intrigue and excite the viewer. This was his first large-scale exhibition, so it has been a pleasure to reveal his work at 45 Park Lane.
Terry O'Neill, Andy Gotts MBE and Douglas Kirkland – FAME
Box Galleries presented FAME, a showcase of 30 rare and unseen celebrity portraits captured over a span of 40 years by renowned photographers Terry O’Neill, Doug Kirkland and Andy Gotts MBE. Their shared passion for capturing rare, off-screen moments in the lives of the stars was beautifully curated in this exhibition, featuring Kate Moss, Marilyn Monroe, Harrison Ford and more. In association with Ackerman Studios.
Kirk Mechar and Rakerman – Surface
Two visionary artists, one exciting collaboration. To begin the new year, we welcomed international artists Kirk Mechar and Rakerman, whose contemporary works were brought together for an impressive exhibition at the hotel. The eye-catching collection united Mechar’s abstract floral-inspired works and Rakerman’s complex pieces which play with the idea of the visible and invisible. The result was an intriguing multi-dimensional space and a journey through shape, texture and tone.
Zhuang Hong Yi - Flowerbed
As one of China’s most influential contemporary artists, Zhuang Hong Yi is famous for his daring colour palettes. For his latest ‘Flowerbed’ series he pairs these vivid tones with striking origami rice paper flowers, inspired by the Chinese symbolism for growth, fulfilment, prosperity and good chi. Discover the three-dimensional canvases at 45 Park Lane, and see our lobby and BAR 45 area is transformed into a colourful oasis of flowers.
Brendan Neiland – Streetscape
Contemporary artist Brendan Neiland conveys life through images loved in the worlds of advertising and marketing, using vivid colour and dramatic compositions to create stunning still life and portrait pieces. Discover Neiland’s new solo exhibition, showcasing 24 of his works including pieces that have never been exhibited before, which takes you on an exciting aesthetic journey inspired by his travels around the world.
Jill Berelowitz - Osmosis
Sculptor Jill Berelowitz will be exhibiting a newly created body of works titled ‘Osmosis’ highlighting themes of positivity and regeneration. Berelowitz is best known for the 5.5 metre ‘Mind’s Eye Tree’ unveiled at Shakespeare’s New Place at Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and ‘Diving Girl’ installed at the entrance to the Olympic Village for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Most recently ‘Tumbleweed’, a bronze sculpture cast from apple branches, featured in Alexandra Noble’s Health and Wellbeing Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Other exhibitions have included Sotheby’s, Heathrow Terminal 5, Cork Street and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For more information please contact hotel reception.
Joe Webb - Stardust
Driving through space, playing golf on the moon… anything is possible in the world of Joe Webb’s cosmic art. Through simple, yet brilliant edits and hand-made collages, Webb reimagines nostalgic imagery to produce a striking set of works that’s become an online sensation.
Anna Masters - Suspended Animation
Seemingly defying the laws of gravity, Anna Masters’ whimsical, three-dimensional sculptures appear suspended in air, created to capture a moment frozen in time.
Eight from Nyne: Ones to Watch
For the latest in our Emerging Artists series, we’re delighted to present Eight from Nyne: Ones to Watch. Featuring an eclectic mix of collage, sculpture and photography from new and international artists, it’s a show that’s not to be missed.
Bringing together colourful pop vinyls, stunning geometric wall sculptures and song lyrics immortalised in print, our next music-inspired exhibition is one not to be missed. Eclectic Collections unites renowned artists such as Heidler & Heeps, sculptor Alberto Fusco and David Spiller for a limited edition showcase of works.
Emerging artists: An Edit
‘Emerging artists: An Edit’ is a selection of the Young Artist Partnership’s most talented emerging artists in the UK. Their work is diverse in subject and medium. Each artist has been selected for their raw talent and are the future stars of the art world. Learn more about ‘Emerging artists: An Edit’ on our dedicated page or via our interview with Lily Ackerman who talks through the exhibition highlights.
Ewan David Eason - Mappa Mundi
Mappa Mundi is a term deriving from the medieval Latin words mappa – meaning chart, and mundi – of the world. Known for his gold circular Mappa Mundi artworks, Eason’s prints portray a contemporary visualisation of today’s cities in juxtaposition to their medieval namesake.
They depict a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic topographical surfaces on our planet over shimmering precious metals drawing on the egalitarian nature of the cities. The context of these works represents a snapshot of our ever-changing landscape that could potentially be completely re-written in as little as a decade. Eason uses precious metals for his works such as 24 carat gold leaf and most recently, to be unveiled at the exhibition, palladium leaf which has a rich finish complimenting the abstract black and white images created by each city’s network. His series of work has been well received in a number of prestigious international institutions including the Barbican, Christies and The Royal Academy of Arts.
In association with Ackerman Studios, works exhibited in The Lounge at 45 Park Lane. All artworks are available for sale, POA.
Bonnie and Clyde - This Place
Bonnie and Clyde is an artist and printmaker who uses photography, paint, collage and print to construct graphic mixed media pieces and limited edition prints.
Inspired by everything from signage and iconography to music, film and the lives of other people, Bonnie and Clyde responds emotionally to socio-political occurrences intertwined with personal circumstances. A keen photographer, she enjoys travelling and capturing images that explore her interests in street photography, architecture, the sea and psycho-geography, which are then appropriated into her artwork. The artist is from Bradford in West Yorkshire, birthplace of David Hockney whose work she draws inspiration from. To find out more, read our interview with Bonnie and Clyde on our Moments blog.
In association with Ackerman Studios and Liberty Gallery, works exhibited in The Lounge and BAR 45 at 45 Park Lane
Furr & Mankowitz - 45RPM
A new collaboration between royal artist Christian Furr and Godfather of Rock Photography Gered Mankowitz featuring signed, original prints such as ‘The Rolling Stones’, ‘Jimi Hendrix and ‘Kate Bush’, bringing Furr’s distinct painting style to some of Gered’s most famous and iconic photographs.
The title 45RPM (45 Revolutions per minute) comes from Gered’s background in music – recording the icons of music through his iconic photographs of musicians who made their careers with single sales (’45’s) and the revolutionary power of Art. 45 Park Lane looks forward to welcoming back Christian Furr following his exceptional exhibition ‘Staying Alive’ with the late Chris Bracey in the summer of 2013. Furr’s work can also be found in the third floor suite and bedrooms at 45 Park Lane.
To find out more, read our interview with Christian Furr and Gered Mankowitz on Moments.
In association with Ackerman Studios, works will be exhibited in The Lounge and BAR 45 at 45 Park Lane. #ART45RPM
Jin-Woo Prensena - ELEMENTS
In a previous guise as a top handler in Hollywood Jin-Woo Prensena extensively travelled the world to some of the most unique and interesting destinations.
Continuously curious with a desire to capture the unique moments and settings he experienced, Jin-Woo started taking pictures while on trips and taught himself over the years how to shoot. Jin-Woo’s work was quickly recognised in Los Angeles and he rapidly emerged in the field of fine art photography specialising in large format prints.
ELEMENTS features 29 prints, most never publicly shown before, ranging from a peacefully floating great white shark off the coast of Mexico to unique aerial shots taken while hanging out of helicopters in Whistler, Kauai and Santa Monica. The audacious photographer’s passion for shooting under challenging conditions has also resulted in breath-taking images of riverbeds in Icelands’s highlands. Jin-Woo describes the collection of images as ‘straightforward and uplifting’, and suggests that despite the drama and challenges often faced behind the camera, the final prints are all ‘unobtrusive and peaceful’ in nature. To find out more, read our interview with Jin-Woo on our Moments blog.
In association with Ackerman Studios, works exhibited in The Lounge and BAR 45 at 45 Park Lane. All artworks are available for sale, POA.
Lhouette - Post Urban Glamour
Lhouette’s visually arresting and anarchic artworks have been attracting attention worldwide, leading the way in a new wave of young British artists.
His trademark fusion of gritty street art with Warhol-esque pop culture iconography is a concept he describes as “Post Urban Glamour” – a striking juxtaposition between the old and new, the raw and the refined. Using forklift pallets and other industrial throw-offs as his canvases, he builds up his artworks step by step, layering beautiful subject matter and lavish finishing techniques.
Post Urban Glamour at 45 Park Lane was a visual explosion of works, themes and ideas from over the last 5 years of his practice.
Patrick Hughes - Patrickspective
Patrick Hughes has achieved recognition around the world for his lifelong exploration of perspective and visual paradox, through which he has engaged in a historical dialogue with the masters of the Renaissance and Surrealism, and has been aligned with scientific discoveries in the field of three-dimensional visual perception.
Widely recognized as one of the major painters of contemporary British art, his works are part of many public collections including The British Library; The Tate Gallery, London; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Denver Art Museum. “Imagination is the most important part of any human activity” – Patrick Hughes.
This exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Flowers Gallery. All artworks are available for sale, POA.
Benjamin Shine - Evanescence
Benjamin Shine’s Tulle Works are created by pleating and manipulating the material into form with an iron. Benjamin’s latest series Evanescence explores ideas of impermanence, energy and the fleeting moment via works on canvas, wall-sculptures and suspended installations. Following a collaboration with Givenchy the tulle works developed to include portraiture, abstract works and installations. Recently his large-scale installation ‘The Dance’ generated over 65 million views online. Benjamin’s work has been exhibited globally including Opera Gallery, London, Paris and Monaco, The Museum of Arts and Design New York, The Goss-Michael Gallery in Dallas, Texas, The Crafts Council UK, and The London Design Museum.
Having also appeared in Tate Britain’s ‘Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979’, Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British Art. The exhibition ‘Bruce McLean’ at Bar 45 will include previously un-shown works from his earlier period such as black and white Ink Jet pieces alongside the more famous larger mono prints providing an interesting juxtaposition between the two periods. Having studied at St Martin’s School of Art in London he rebelled against the formalist academicism of the 60s by making sculpture out of rubbish, water and other impermanent materials, and by using his own body to make action sculptures and impersonate sculptures by others.
Paul Vivian - Power Down
As winner of the 2015 Wells Art Contemporary Prize, sculptor Paul Vivian will be exhibiting ‘Power Down’ in the lobby of 45 Park Lane – an exhibition that challenges the perception of sculpture in space. Paul Vivian’s practice centres on the use and manipulation of found objects -key works include Moon 2012, a shaving mirror suspended high on a wall that projects the moon after a spot light is shone on it and Meteor 2015 an image of an approaching meteor printed on a bath towel. Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and Exeter Contemporary, he has previously exhibited in projects with Tulca Visual Arts festival, Galway and received public art commissions in London and Durham.
Alan Silfen and Lionel Richie - Still
An exclusive collection of unseen photographs by US photographer Alan Silfen chronicling Lionel Richie’s career will be exhibited at BAR 45 from July 4 – 29. The photographs by Silfen show the close relationship he has experienced with Lionel from the 80’s to the present day, depicting iconic moments such as Lionel’s recent Glastonbury performance as well as candid shots with Princess Diana, Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner and LL Cool J.
Alastair Gibson - Association with The Drang Gallery
South African artist, Alastair Gibson, returned to unveil new sculptures incorporating cutting edge metals such as Bismuth and Titanium alongside 3D printing, precision photo-etching and other avant-garde materials and technology. The collection featured never seen before pieces including, J-Manta, a series of juvenile manta ray in different colours and representations of the F1 industry, Engineered Mako and Flying Fish. The focal point was the ‘Aero Manta’, a 3.3 metre wide and 4 metre long Manta Ray weighing just 28kg made out of carbon and Formula One car parts, which was suspended in the garden between 45 Park Lane and The Dorchester.
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