Jul
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

JOHN SPRINGS Exhibition - "Political Unrest; Bracing For Brexit"

Ransom in Collaboration with John Springs

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Ransom was proud to present a solo exhibition of works by acclaimed British cartoonist John Springs (b.1962). “Political Unrest; Bracing for Brexit!” was debuted at Ransom Art on 20th July 2017. The exhibition is comprised of over twenty-five satirical works, including paintings and mixed media works on paper. Renowned characters of the past such as Ronald Reagan and George Bush are the subjects of Springs’ caricatures, as are the divisive new protagonists of the global political scene and, in particular, Brexit Britain.

"It was an irresistible urge to convey the events of that morning in June 2016 as a clumsy deceit. The political mechanism revealed itself to be error strewn, the big gamble a misjudgment, the calculating had backfired, the shifty had been caught out. Shock and morale sapping for some, the events of “Brexit” became immediate satire even before the “satirists” could comprehend and digest the situation before getting to work and stamping its collective foot. These would become the glory days for the opinionated and a battleground of division. There is a terrible truth in any victory, but this was far from being a hollow one. It’s not the job of the satirist to be charitable, more to distort a situation into something digestible and realistic. A cartoon feels the suffering of its subject matter even when that subject has been exposed as something of a hoaxer or had the impudence to make a misjudgment on a catastrophic scale, which is much the same thing. We can take a laugh at those who seem to have chanced and lost, as an observer we can gain ground from it even if we were complicit and swept along. There has always been a belief that all words are lies, the use of language an opportunists charter unlike a picture that rings true, even when a, person is pictured performing an act he or she would never do. You could call that an interpretation that cannot be misconstrued. A cartoon or caricature that distorts is not “true” but more of an explanation.
Shoulders rocking in mirth is acknowledging an understanding and perhaps diffusing something that might be unknown. The act of satire is in fact a political event in itself, a picture, like words, can do the lying. In a way this painting is satirizing the satirists and playing them at their own game and all the things they find irresistible.”
- John Springs


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Mar
25
3:27pm 3:27pm

The Art of Aero™ Exhibition

Ransom in Collaboration with Williams and Blueshift GP launch ‘The Art Of Aero’

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The Art of Aero™ Exhibition takes its design inspiration from only recently declassified, highly confidential images used by the Williams Racing™ Aero Development Team as a vital part of their car design process and, for the first time as an artwork, makes this invisible force visible.

Using previously confidential imagery from Williams’ computational fluid dynamic (CFD) designs as inspiration, the artworks combine engineering expertise and art to create this truly unique and stunning collection.

The artworks feature CFD images from the FW35 and before, and detail how the airflow around a car can be simulated. With Blueshift GP’s input, the result is a collection of beautiful images inspired by never before seen imagery.


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Oct
5
3:27pm 3:27pm

BOWIE BY O'NEILL Official Book Launch

On Wednesday 5th October, Ransom Art and Terry O'Neill hosted the official launch and signing of the spectacular BOWIE BY O'NEILL book.

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BOWIE BY O'NEILL Official Book Launch

The limited edition book includes never-
before and rarely seen photos of David Bowie by Terry O'Neill throughout the ages, demonstrating their unique professional and personal relationship through the eyes of the lens.

 

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Sep
21
3:27pm 3:27pm

BOWIE BY O'NEILL Photography Exhibition

On Wednesday 21st September, an exclusive private viewing with Terry O'Neill showcasing his work on David Bowie.

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BOWIE BY O'NEILL Photography Exhibition

This retrospective showcases a collection of the best photographs taken by Terry O’Neill during his 30-year partnership with David Bowie. Rarely seen shoots of the last performance of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 will be exhibited in the gallery from 21 September to the 22 October, together with other memorable and now iconic photos of the singer’s career captured by O’Neill. From the photo session for the album Diamond Dogs, to the set of the film The man who fell to earth, from the first encounter of Bowie with Elizabeth Taylor, to the magazines’ cover of Bowie with his former wife Angie. 

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Jun
28
3:27pm 3:27pm

Paolo Troilo Solo Exhibition

On the 28th June, Ransom Gallery held an exclusive private view and live performance from renowned fingertip painting artist, Paolo Troilo.

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After a tremendous success at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Sicily with his solo exhibition, the Italian artist Paolo Troilo set foot in London to surprise the English capital with a live performance on Tuesday, June 28th from 10am to 7pm at Ransom Gallery, 105 Pimlico Road.

What is Paolo’s technique? Fingers. Unfortunately, or rather fortunately, the artist forgot to buy paintbrushes when he began painting ten years ago, abandoning another successful career as Artistic Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi in Milan.

Paolo exhibited his skilful technique in the window of the gallery, accompanied by a pianist throughout the day, as shown in our exhibition video. 


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Jun
2
3:27pm 3:27pm

European Affair

In partnership with Fiat Chrysler Motor Village and Monica Colussi, Ransom Art presented an exhibition of it's most prestigious European artworks at a special private viewing on the 2nd of June, with the artists in attendance.

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Just few weeks before the referendum that questions whether the United Kingdom will remain in the European Union, selected artists from the UK, Italy, France and Germany celebrate the diversity of styles that can be encountered in Europe and, at the same time, the common roots and antique cultural tradition that underpins all European Art. A panel discussion moderated by arts writer for State - 22 magazine Michael Barnett will explore the juxtaposition between a strong national artistic tradition embedded into a glorious European cultural framework built over the centuries. 

 

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Apr
21
3:27pm 3:27pm

Terry O'Neill Solo Exhibition

Ransom Art in collaboration with Monica Colussi and Fiat Chrysler Motor Village UK, presented an exhibition of Terry O'Neill's Iconic Black and White photographs.

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Ransom Art in collaboration with Monica Colussi and Fiat Chrysler Motor Village UK, presented a solo exhibition of the legendary photographer Terry O'Neill's Iconic Black and White photographs for a special private viewing at the Fiat Chrysler Motor Village Marylebone showroom on Thursday 21st April (6-9 pm). Terry was also available for interviews on request. 


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Nov
26
4:30pm 4:30pm

Bond & Beyond

To coincide with the world premiere of the latest Bond film, Spectre, RANSOM launch a limited edition book with digital tablet and exclusive Bond-related photographs.

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The book is set under a glass panel, inside a bespoke 70s-style coffee table, covered in white leather shagreen and made entirely by hand in Britain. It's a piece of furniture that could have come straight out of a Bond set. 

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Nov
27
3:27pm 3:27pm

Rockers and Riders

Ransom Art celebrated biker culture in a group exhibition of Art and Photography by Terry O’Neill, Paul D ’Orleans, Conrad Leach, Douglas Kirkland and Nick Clements.

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At 105 Pimlico Road’s Ransom Gallery. Charley Boorman also attended on the night to sign an illustration of his book The Long Way Down.

 

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May
24
3:27pm 3:27pm

Masaki Yada

Sometimes the infinitely small can encapsulate the infinitely large. This happens in the paintings of the talented Japanese painter Masaki Yada. These were displayed at Ransom gallery on 105 Pimlico Road. 

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In his small and fascinating artworks this artist portrays an entire cosmos of eternal questions, symbols and perfection. Masaki attempts to modernize the lost visual language that was cultivated by Dutch and Flemish old Masters of the 17th century: he achieves this by focusing on detail and creating vortexes of thoughts and colours that enchant the viewer of his paintings. An attentive beholder can perceive various influences in his artworks, from the visionary imagination and impeccable technique of the past Masters of the past such as Hieronymus Bosch, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Van Eyck, Willem van Aelst and Rachel Ruysch; to the abstractions of recent painters like: William De Kooning, Barnet Newman, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.

Through Masaki’s imagery, the eternal language of the Dutch old Masters tells us stories of human desire, of life and death, of ephemeral love and hate, of ego and human vanity. As the artist himself claims: “My art practice is like opening the coffins of old masters to discover treasures that buried with them like golden daggers and jewels”.

 

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May
22
3:24pm 3:24pm

Enrico Robusti

The painter Enrico Robusti is renowned for his unabashed and satirical portrayals of the hedonism, and weaknesses, of Italian political society. 

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Ransom Gallery presented his solo exhibition Vice: Food, Sex and Irony in Italy, on Thursday 22nd May in 2014 at 105 Pimlico Road, Chelsea, London. Robusti’s creations attempt to draw public attention to the comedy, or rather the comic tragedy, of Italian politics. In his creations, Robusti portrays politicians’ gluttony: everyone is eating, but not only food, his grotesque characters devour food, sex and money. On the launch night of this exciting exhibition, guests were invited to taste a combination of Italian art by Robusti, and delicious food and wine especially selected by Giorgio Locatelli, the renowned Michelin-starred chef and  BBC presenter.


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