Art at The Pilgrm
We’ve missed perusing new art whilst the galleries have been closed. To celebrate reopening, we’ve decided to create our own. Picked for pleasure and chosen for being a new favourite, The Pilgrm is champion of the unusual the unknown or the never seen.
This summer, we have not only 1, but 5 artists showcased throughout the building. So, whether you are coming for a night or two away, popping by for a spot of brunch or catching up with friends over a coffee, you can sit back and admire the incredible gallery surrounding you (without the crowds pressuring you to move on from a piece of art).
Currently living in Suffolk, Adam Riches is an emerging artist best known for his characteristically stylised portraits and figurative works. He uses both pen on paper and oil on canvas to explore the human psyche and the effects of current issues upon individuals. Riches’ work is usually spontaneous, he starts drawing and the work begins to show itself and uncovers figures, not necessarily known people.
Joseph Loughborough spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. Each work of art formed depicts movement, sexuality and emotion; attempting to grasp an understanding of the human condition. With his bold strokes and use of vibrant colour, some may describe his work as dark. However Joseph views his work as expressive, graphical and introspective.
Christopher Fernandez is a London-based photographer who specialises in portrait photography with an atmospheric style, often described as cinematic documentary. During lockdown, Christopher spent time documenting the activities of his neighbours through his bedroom window. This came from popping a sign in his window reading “professional photographer looking to document your isolation from over here. DM me if you’re interested”, from which he received many responses from eager neighbours wanting to be photographed. The images are dramatic, yet intimate, portraying the vulnerability of the situation with his classic cinematic style.
Over the years, Fabian Monheim has become a good friend of ours at The Pilgrm. He is an expert in all things design, illustration and photography and this summer, we will be displaying some of his work from ‘The Untitled Project’. In this project Fabian takes Victorian portraits and disguises parts of the face and body with abstract objects such as stamps, skulls, shells and even a McDonald’s chip bag.
From The Pilgrm’s Founder, Jason’s personal collection we have a few pieces from the incredible Keith Cunningham. Born in Sydney, Cunningham moved to London to explore the world of art and creativity. His oil on canvas work features striking colours and an overwhelming sense of passion and emotion. After a few years of exhibiting his work, he made the sudden and unexplained decision to completely withdraw from any further public display. Cunningham died in 2014, leaving behind a magnitude of unseen work which are now held dear in private collections.