After 2 years of uncertainty, we opened our door to new incredibly talented emerging artists from London and beyond. Scroll to find out more about them.
Caroline Cornelius is a painter whose works has been exhibited in prestigious art institutions and galleries including Royal Academy and Royal Watercolour Society. Caroline’s emotionally eloquent, subtle watercolours explore a certain fragility and fleetingness inherent in life and in particular, a woman’s life. Using intimate scenes from her personal experience as her main source of inspiration, her work is an exploration of the female form and the duality of ageing and maturing: the mutability of beauty and the confidence that comes with self-acceptance.
Sabrina Brouwers is an Italian/German geometric abstract artist based in London. Sabrina graduated from Falmouth University in 2019 with a Bachelors in Fine Art and holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Graphic Design at the University of Art London, in Chelsea. Sabrina’s artistic practice is an emotional response to the world around her. Influenced by the urban landscape where Sabrina lives, the circles in her work represent an abstraction of the subject matter telling stories of her own lived experiences and reflections.
Nicole is a London-based embroidery artist whose distinctive style combining freestyle embroidery with photography and digital media has been widely praised by the press and household names. In 2019, Nicole was named one of the ’25 future faces 25 and under’ by Evening Standard Magazine as part of their London Progress 1000 list. In 2020, Nicole released her limited edition sneakers named “Vixens” in collaboration with Nike, and was selected as ‘new artists to watch’ by Elephant magazine and Crxss Platfxrm.
Emmanuel Unaji a British-born Nigerian multidisciplinary artist whose unique portraits combining collage, drawing and painting has gained widespread recognition in the creative industries and been featured in household institutions including Tate Britain, London Fashion Week and Frieze Art Fair. Coined as ‘new talent to watch’ by several publications and brands such as Forbes, British GQ and Adidas, Emmanuel explores the socioeconomic landscape of the creative sector, carving out his own space, at the intersection of fashion, luxury, street and fine art.
Beth Fraser is a Fashion Figurative artist whose work combines collage and ink techniques to create bold and tactile multimedia pieces. Having graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2015, Beth’s unique body of work has been shown in household institutions such as SHOWstudio gallery, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in 2018 and Christie’s auction house in April 2019 and March 2020, alongside artists such as Grayson Perry and Vivienne Westwood. Her signature collaged style has been featured in major publications including British Vogue for her interpretation of Edward Enninful’s first edition of the magazine. In October 2019 Beth was awarded runner up in Harper’s Bazaar UK’s annual fashion illustration prize and in 2020 the magazine named her as one of their ‘High Profile: Female Artists to watch.’
Theo Bardsley is a young rising figurative painter from London whose large-scale portraits depict everyday scenes of past and present worlds. From his degree in History of Art, Theo draws from a plethora of influence from the art historical canon. Coined ‘immortalising the Halcyon days of socialising’ by journalist Scarlett Baker, Theo’s paintings are a collection of historical figures and events, anecdotes and details of everyday life.
Tyler Watson is a British post pop figurative artist with a degree in Fine Art from Middlesex University and MA in Fine Art from The University of Hertfordshire. Influenced by British and American 1960s Pop art movement, Tyler’s distinctive paintings have attracted the attention of the iconic department store Liberty London where they are featured and collaborations with well-known brands such as Paul Smith.
Chiayun Hu is a Taiwanese self-taught abstract artist whose multidisciplinary practice spans across painting, drawing and sculpture. Documenting her memories and emotions through mark making, Chiayun’s work tells stories centred around her experience of living in a female body. Letting her subconscious take over, she uses feminine lines and shapes to build imagery that reflects her emotional landscapes gradually allowing the end-result to reveal itself.
Annis Harrison is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans across painting, embroidery and sculpture. Of Swedish and Jamaican heritage, she adopted the UK as her home after attending Central Saint Martins Art College. Both in Sweden and in the UK, Harrison has always occupied her own space, having a foot in more than one culture, more than one ethnicity, more than one language. Neither outside nor inside.
Rhea Gupte is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Goa, India whose body of work spans across digital art, photography, graphic design, videography and writing. Thought provoking, her work has been exhibited across the world and is often featured in major publications including Atmos, Re:Generate by Kiss the Ground, ELLE India, Design India and VICE amongst others. A storyteller at heart, her work explores the vulnerabilities and strengths of human emotions through the mundane, transient and often inanimate.