24DESIGN project launch

24DESIGN by Unit24 gallery brings together a group of exceptional international artists & designers to create a series of limited edition works exclusively for the gallery.
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Christina Mitrentse Projects Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions: 28 June – 28 July |Cross Section /01 | Dalla Rosa Gallery 121 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R |4 July – 22 July | Retrospex | Elevator Gallery | White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 | 5 July- 12 August  | Botany & Botulism The London Legacy Zen Garden| The Residence Gallery | 229 Victoria Park Road, London E9| 7 June- 20 August | Microcosm | Departure Foundation Leeds /London


Anton S. Kandinsky in New York! BB. Contemporary presents BINARY EXISTENCE, a contemporary art exhibition curated by Natasha Ulyanov and Lindsay Sullivan, on view at 506 East74th Street, July 12th until July 18th,2012.  For BINARYEXISTENCE, Ulyanov and Sullivan have selected a diverse group of emerging artists for athematic exhibition based on ideas of identity, specifically pondering the duality of reality versus perception. The Upper East Side exhibition features Jess Larson, Anton S. Kandinsky, Dulce Pinzon, Lee, GanU, Shantell Martin, Yasmine Chatila, and Jin-Seob Yun, all accomplished artists exploring how societal expectations of gender, status, and appearance, as well as historical and current cultural projections, shape public perception and self-identification.


Clayton Campbell’s projectThe Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 just finished in Bucharest and is now going on to 3 Shadows Photography Center in Beijing! There are over 800 portraits in the exhibition at this point, it has certainly grown since its initial show in Paris and has been in 7 countries so far. Here is the link to a 15 minutes video about the project: http://claytoncampbell.com/news/an-interview-with-artist-clayton-campbell-and-curator-irina-cios


On 20th and 21st July, artist and curator Christina Mitrentse will be presenting a selection of the “wounded book series” and the Metabook book sculpture at KALEID 2012, artists’ book exhibition and art fair in London. KALEID 2012 is supported by Art Academy London, the British National Art Library and English Arts Council’s Sainson Poetry Library.


Artist Eric Parnes is preparing for his first solo show in the Middle East “I Dream of Jeannie: I See Demons”, to be taking place at Katara Cultural Village in Doha, Qatar, from 23rd October to 24th November

Marek Borysiewicz

Marek believes that black and white photography is the replacement of traditional drawing and developed his deep interest in this medium during his studies. The main theme of Marek’s work is urban space and architecture. He is fascinated by modern architecture and tries to derive a new and different perspective from it. Marek’s work attempts to discover the power within every piece of glass, concrete and steel, exploring the crude contours and shapes that are created for humans by humans. By photographing this architecture Marek attempts to examine how free and natura humans feel when living within such environments. Marek believes that modern architecture is more mysterious than friendly; though these buildings are actually surrounded by people everyday they can still appear as primitive, raw, and inaccessible.
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Arlette Ess creates prints and accessories crafted from the finest materials. Her designs often reference elements of our collective cultural identity, reflecting on ideas of who we are and where we come from. Her intricate figurative drawings are multi-layered with references and possibile associations, and can be perceived as emotional landscapes, a glimpse into a complex inner world. Arlette imagines the accessory as a very personal object to which we can relate to with our own experiences and dreams, a cherished adornment which tells stories of our own imagination. Etery one of her objects is designed to be a timeless little luxury, an object of desire to stay with you for a long time.
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Print graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jonas is an artist based in East London whose work falls into two main categories which encompass the twin strands of both Fine Art Practice and Surface Design. Work is diverse, drawn equally to abstraction, portraiture, to the world of fashion, as it is to the marginal and subversive nature of supernatural themes and its association with the more disreputable forms of popular entertainment.
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Bibliophiles | Limited editions by C.Mitrentse

Christina Mitrentse is a multidisciplinary London based artist ,educator and freelance curator. She  investigates qualities of cultural construction through manifold processes of vintage book-sculpture, drawing, screen-print, and site-specific installation. For the last 10 years she has been creating poetic ensembles of idiosyncratic institutions such as schools, libraries, churches and museums. Mitrentse is widely known for the projects Building My Library and Add To My Library  having invented an ongoing systematic methodology –‘Bibliographic Data Flow’ that compiles favorite book titles/authors selected by invited international contributors from the art world each adding to an infinitive library. Mitrentse has exclusively created  for 24design a series of unique & limited edition, collectable light sculptures entitled ‘Bibliophiles”.They are created from Mitrentse’s book collection and from favorite books contributed by international art specialists and constructed by using hand folded and altered book pages, appropriated and screen printed images of books and wooden /antique basis. They function in a domestic space and can be custom made to suit your home or office interior.To order please contact 24Design Here

The Giant Story Book-Disney handfolded book pages, metal basis screen print on paper,electric wire, 40x40cm ©mitrentse12

Bibliophiles Male & Female,handmade light sculptures, antique wallnut basis, 60x40cm diam,©mitrentse12

Bibliophiles, working process ©mitrentse12

Bibliophile Single, hand crafted books, antique wooden basis, light wire 60x40cm diam. ©mitrentse 12

Bibliophiles Couple, hand crafted books, antique wooden basis, light wire 20x40x30cm diam. ©mitrentse 12

Iconic Bibliophiles, hand crafted antique books, screen printed portraits on paper, 40x30x40cm, ©mitrentse2012

Iconic Bibliophiles, hand crafted books, screen print portraits on paper, wooden basis, electric wire, bulb, 40x50x40cm ©mitrentse2012


Together with a group of writers, critics, thinkers and art lovers we are launching a new blog featuring the same eclectic and all-encompassing discourse we practice in UNIT24 and 24DESIGN. Stay tuned for more updates!

Olaf Wendt: Retrospective

Show runs from 19th July to 3rd September 2012
Unit 24 Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of works by visual effects artist, supervisor and director Olaf Wendt.

This exhibition showcases images from a number of his projects executed in the 1990’s including record covers, a tech-noir action adventure game called Burn: Cycle and Virtual Nightclub, an interactive music experience.

See article at www.rp.pl.
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For 24Design,Olaf Wendt is going to produce … details SOON!

Olaf Wendt is a visual effects supervisor, designer and director with a broad base of experience in film, design, music videos and computer games. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Born and educated in Germany he travelled to the UK to read Maths and Computation at Oriel College, Oxford. Soon after college he co-founded one of London’s first multimedia production companies, ZapFactor where he combined his understanding of new technologies with his strong visual design sense to produce innovative and ground-breaking work across moving image and interactive platforms for advertising clients such as Rolling Rock, Reebok, McCann-Erickson and music clients such as Erasure and Duran Duran.

He continued this work on a bigger scale by designing and producing computer games through a new venture, TripMedia Ltd. The first of these, Burn:Cycle, an award-winning tech noir action adventure set in a Blade-Runner style future metropolis, seamlessly fused storytelling with game- play in one of the first interactive movies and allowed Olaf to develop a distinctive visual style. In the title Virtual Nightclub Olaf fashioned a cross between MTV and a computer game and he worked and directed recording artists such as Redman, Herbie Hancock, PM Dawn, the Stereo MCs and many others for the project.

This led to Olaf directing music videos for other artists. He became involved in conceptual art projects and made a number of experimental short films. His short film ˜Performer’ was selected for over a dozen film festivals around the world and won several awards. At the same time he continued to work as a designer and vfx artist and became more and more involved with work on his first love – feature films, working with directors such as Mike Nich- ols, Paul Verhoeven, Peter Yates, lending his hand to the ever evolving process of creating new worlds for the screen.

He developed a on-set previsualisation system allowing the real-time display of computer-graphic characters through the camera viewfinder for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Olaf has given lectures on his work internationally; he has been asked to judge awards shows and also has taught extensively. developed a vfx and animation programme for Escape Studios in London.

Unit 24 Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of works Olaf Wendt from 19th July to 3rd September 2012. The exhibition showcases images from a number of his projects executed in the 1990 including record covers, a tech-noir action adventure game called Burn:Cycle and Virtual Nightclub, an interactive music experience. More information on unit24.info and some images below!


Interview with artist Clayton Campbell and Curator Irina Cios

An interview with artist Clayton Campbell and Curator Irina Cios at the International Center of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania, where the artist’s photographic project ‘Words We Have Learned Since 9/11’ was on view from June 13 to July 7, 2012