A Quatre Mains
Marguerite van Boetzelaer, Maryam D’Abo, Ines Paterson and Carolina Ferreyra- Lehmkuhl
27 June–2 July 2022
PV 28 June 6.30–8.30 pm and 30 June 6.30–7.30 pm
Marguerite, is an Dutch interdisciplinary visual artist with a background in physio-philosophy. She is currently working towards her MA in Print at the Royal College of Art. Her work echoes the ethereal world with strong somatic references, that are subject to fugitive forces that have an impenetrable logic. Strong references of the surreal, in which the use of line, the continuous thread, is being explored through different material combinations. “An extrapolation of aerial views that makes any grounding of coherence difficult to imagine”.
Born in England from a Dutch father and Georgian mother, Maryam d’Abo grew up in Europe.
Inspired by people, characters and their stories, Maryam became an actress and travelled around the world through her work. After surviving a brain haemorrhage, she began life drawing classes at Heatherleys with Tony Mott and George Lavantis and discovered a new way of expressing herself.
The use of charcoal, pastel and inks are transferred onto paper, where the mystery of the nude is explored… Maryam is driven by an innate interest in people’s expressions, their faces, bodies and the challenge to capture the moment in their beings.
Inès was born and grew up in Brussels, Belgium. She worked for several years in the leather fashion industry, as a designer in Brussels and London. After the birth of her three children, she enrolled in Contemporary Art and Life Drawing classes, first at South Thames College with Sheila Morley, and then at Putney School of Art and Design with Gavin Maughling.
She is currently attending Abstract and Composition classes, with George Levantis at Heatherlys. Ines’ art has featured in numerous exhibitions: at The London Wetland Centre in Barnes, at the Royal College of Art for the charity CHASE from 2001 to 2014, and most recently in the “Love Life” fundraiser for PAPYRUS and Sound Minds at 22 Bishopsgate.
Colour is a major influence in Ines’ art as well as her life. Through her work, she strives to combine a brilliant range of colours with sharp edges and geometric forms that are inspired by landscapes and environments, and with the fluid movement of the human form which she explores in her life drawing classes. Ines’ art is simply a suggestion, designed and created to allow the imagination to run.
Carolina Ferreyra Lehmkuhl was born in Argentina and is currently living between London and Geneva. She has a BA and MA in Art History and has trained as a visual artist in Buenos Aires, Geneva and London. She alternates between figurative and abstraction.
Her distinctive visual art territory is that about insinuation, ambiguity, intuition and imprecision more that description . She mainly works with mix media acrylic, charcoal pastels, inks, collage and prints on paper.
“Nothing I do is definite and can quickly change course ever remaining irresolute with a preference to insinuate rather than to describe”. Figures, space, shapes and color remains uncertain and indecisive yet frequently dense and expressive .The intense line unifies, directs and connects this creative process of resolution and resolution .
My works are inspired by imaginary dialogues between two or more people that I transfer onto paper in forms of colours, hesitant or strong lines and marks which express the misunderstandings, the obvious, the stuttering, the humour, the questions, doubts, lapses, aggressiveness, interruptions and the different kinds of verbal language people use to manifest themselves.