Oil Pastel

Oil Pastel

Oil pastels are a painting and drawing medium similar to both pastels and wax crayons.

Oil pastels come in stick form and are made by combining pigment with a binder mixture of non-drying oil and wax, distinguishing them from pastels that use a gum or methyl cellulose binder and wax crayons that lack oil. Oil pastel paintings have a less powdery surface compared to gum pastels but are more challenging to protect with a fixative. They are known for their vivid and bold colours and can be easily blended, although they are also prone to breakage.

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Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili rose to fame in the late ‘80s as a figurehead of the Young British Artists. He was the first Black artist to win the Turner Prize, and throughout his career, his art has challenged and changed perceptions in the art world and beyond.

Chris Ofili
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Curated by Aindrea Emelife: We Are History

Art historian, writer and curator Aindrea Emelife introduces hand-finished editions from Shannon Bono, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones and Sola Olulode.

Curated by Aindrea Emelife: We Are History
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Works on Paper 01

Our first Work on Paper Week presents an unmatched opportunity to access works by Roby Dwi Antono, Sarah Lee, Alexis Ralaivao and Antonia Showering.

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Michaela Yearwood-Dan

Michaela Yearwood-Dan (she/her) was born in 1994 in London, where she continues to live and work.

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Okokume

Okokume – a.k.a Laura Mas – was born in Mataró, Spain in 1985. She lives and works in Barcelona, where she shares a studio with her partner.

Okokume
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Lin Yen-Liang

Lin Yen-Liang (he/him) is a Tawianiese artist born in 1987. Today, he lives and works in Taiwan.

Lin Yen-Liang
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Susumu Kamijo

Susumu Kamijo was born in 1975 in Nagano, Japan, and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.

Susumu Kamijo
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Moving Colours

The world spins into a blur of blues, yellows and browns that frame Maiko Kobayashi’s timid subject.Maiko Kobayashi invents creatures to represent the vast range of human emotions – including those we don’t quite have names for. Moving Colours centres an ambiguous creature with a domed head and floppy ears. Energetic surroundings contrast the doleful weariness of their demure pose, downcast eyes and blank expression.Each archival pigment print has been uniquely hand-finished by the artist in coloured pencil and oil pastel – drawing out the soft tactility of her tender creation.

Moving Colours
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BIAS

Roby Dwi Antono proffers a darkly endearing, emotionally-charged take on surreal figuration."Serenity and balance can be seen in the regularity of our heartbeats and breathing. Tenderness and compassion keep us in harmony with the rhythms of human life."BIAS, a new print edition, centres on one of his distinctive, wide-eyed subjects. Each monochromatic screenprint has been embellished by hand with a series of smaller creatures, rendered in colourful oil pastel – drawing together two distinct stylistic threads from the artist’s burgeoning oeuvre for the first time.Bespoke frames in a selection of painted wooden hues compliment the unique character of each work. Please note that works from the edition will be randomly assigned.

BIAS
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Sleeping Dino

Roby Dwi Antono pulls from hazy recollections of his childhood in Indonesia to inform uncanny, surrealist scenes.Sleeping Dino is an original oil pastel drawing on paper — an expressive and informal example of the artist’s distinct character stylings and quietly sinister narratives.

Sleeping Dino
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The Battle

Roby Dwi Antono pulls from hazy recollections of his childhood in Indonesia to inform uncanny, surrealist scenes.The Battle is an original oil pastel drawing on paper — an expressive and informal example of the artist’s distinct character stylings and quietly sinister narratives.

The Battle
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The Warrior #2

Roby Dwi Antono pulls from hazy recollections of his childhood in Indonesia to inform uncanny, surrealist scenes.The Warrior #2 is an original oil pastel drawing on paper — an expressive and informal example of the artist’s distinct character stylings and quietly sinister narratives.

The Warrior #2
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I'll Kill Her

Roby Dwi Antono pulls from hazy recollections of his childhood in Indonesia to inform uncanny, surrealist scenes.I’ll Kill Her is an original oil pastel drawing on paper — an expressive and informal example of the artist’s distinct character stylings and quietly sinister narratives.

I'll Kill Her
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This Conversation

Roby Dwi Antono pulls from hazy recollections of his childhood in Indonesia to inform uncanny, surrealist scenes.This Conversation is an original oil pastel drawing on paper — an expressive and informal example of the artist’s distinct character stylings and quietly sinister narratives.

This Conversation

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.