Rosenfeld Porcini

rosenfeld porcini gallery

Located in the heart of the dynamic gallery district of London’s Fitzrovia, Rosenfeld Porcini opened with the express intention of presenting a strong international programme. Our exhibition ‘Memory’ featuring 9 sculptors from 6 nations recently travelled to PAN Museum, Naples and in 2011 we staged a solo exhibition of American artist Leonardo Drew at our partner gallery Galleria Napolinobillisima. Our recent themed exhibition ‘The Continuation of Romance’ was devoted to contemporary painting and underlied a contextual basis to explore our firm curatorial belief in the continuity that underlies the story of art.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday
11am - 7pm

Admission charges

free admission to all exhibitions

Getting there

Nearest Tubes: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street

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Ndidi Emefiele, Loud

  • 9 June — 15 July 2017 *on now

9 June – 15 July 2017
Opening reception: Thursday 8 June 2017, 6.30–8.30pm

Over the last nine months, the artist has been working on a new compelling body of mixed media works on canvas that will be for the occasion unveiled across the gallery two-floors.The exhibition will also feature two large-scale paintings that testify to her increasing ambition.
Drawing on cultural, gendered and personal references, Ndidi Emefiele creates layered figurative compo- sitions that obsessively address female identity within contemporary Nigerian society. Yet her narrative has a far wider relevance. Emefiele’s vivid canvases embrace a vision of women as strong, self-reliant characters who exist in relation to each other in a universe where the male is only noticed by his total absence. The women who inhabit her works are in total command of whatever environment they are placed in. Their su- premely confident postures are never related to an attempt to obtain any form of male consensus.
The strength of her narrative is given added force by her incorporation of textiles and traditional materials within the paintings. Through the integration of a plethora of witty visual references in the form of cut-outs and collaged elements, Emefiele braids together motifs of popular and personal symbolism. The recurring use of extravagant glasses, metal clock dials or CD’s covering the eyes of many of her characters, represents, for the artist, the sole defense women have as protection from the world.

As collage cleverly weaves in and out of painting, Emefiele’s vibrant compositions have the capacity to communicate at a visceral level. The dynamic brush strokes and bold juxtaposition of color illustrate a very personal expressionistic language. In the ‘Pool’ series, the glistening water enables the artist to give full reign to her painterly ability whilst the models are left resting somewhere in between light minded relax and lascivious guise. Works like ‘Light bulb on a string’ and ‘Sizzling Susan’ signal a further departure from the artist’s initial close-up portraiture, with the figures here being caught in intimate yet standing poses. In the ‘Armrest’ series, where the settee is cleverly cast as central leitmotif, Emefiele evokes the discreet comfort of a domestic universe. ‘Apostolic Transmogrification’ and ‘Loungers’, both major in scale, display formal inventiveness as well as her unique ability in orchestrating a symphonic repertoire of characters.
Ndidi Emefiele has exhibited widely both internationally and in the UK including solo/group presentations in Miami, New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Lagos, Johannesburg and Abuja. Earlier this year she had a solo exhibition at the 1:54 African Art Fair in New York.
Emefiele forms part of private collections such as The Deighton Collection and The Jimenez - Colon Collec- tion. Public collections include; The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Lagos, Nigeria and The University Of South Africa, Cape Town. Importantly, she was awarded with the prestigious ‘The Olive Prize 2016’ (Excellence In Painting, The Slade School Of Fine Art). Emefiele was among the nominees of The Future Awards Africa 2016 for Arts & Culture.

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Getting there

Nearest Tubes: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street

Rosenfeld Porcini
37 Rathbone Street
London W1T 1NZ
United Kingdom
Greater London





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