Ahead of the formal launch of his latest exhibition of work at the Eames Gallery in London, we are hosting an exclusive preview of Ardyn’s stunning and carefully curated collection of still life oil paintings.
Ardyn will be joined by Vincent Eames, the Director of the Eames Gallery, to discuss this collection, followed by an audience Q&A.
The evening will include a drinks reception.
A Short Reflection on the Exhibition
The ‘still-life’ paintings in this exhibition are about giving an object time. Time to reflect on a fruit, some aubergines, peppers, persimmons. Time to consider their volume, their colour, the very fact that a fruit is a finite expression of fecundity, of fruiting, a wondrous moment that does not last for long. Take the food, set it aside and look at it, as so many painters have done for so many centuries. Observe the space it occupies in the world, and how it affects the space around it and its relations to objects, to other fruit nearby.
A still-life is about slowing down time. A still-life is both a celebration and an elegy.
A still-life is about life and its passing. It is a reflection on the world, the colours received and given, just as the outer surface of the aubergine and pepper, reflect the world and at the same time invite consideration of what place the fruit holds in the world, for the short time it exists. A short existence, which is not so very much unlike our own condition.
About Ardyn Halter
Ardyn Halter has painted and exhibited from childhood, having exhibitions aged 9 and 12. He has enjoyed many successful solo exhibitions across the globe including London, Israel, France, Italy, Spain and America. His works can be found in many public collections such as The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The New York Public Library, The British Library, and The Open Museum, Israel. His most recent museum solo shows were in 2016 – 2017 at The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel and The Open Museum, Omer, Israel.
Ardyn has won several awards for his art including the National Print Exhibition First Prize: Julian Trevelyan Hon RE Memorial Award and the Gavin Graham Outstanding Printer Award, both at the 1998 National Print Exhibition.
For more background on Ardyn, read his Circle Square Member Spotlight feature here.
About Eames Fine Art
Founders of Eames Fine Art, Rebecca and Vincent Eames, are both qualified art historians and share a real passion for 20th and 21st century art. They met studying History of Art at UCL and went on to gain extensive experience in the London art and design market before setting up their own business as private art dealers in 2004. Originally the business was named The Fine Art Partnership, but in 2013 this was incorporated by Eames Fine Art to coincide with the opening of the new gallery on Bermondsey Street in central London.