Pontone Gallery , Stand n° 

Exhibiting Artists

  • Emil Alzamora  (+)

    Biography : Emil Alzamora, a British Citizen, was born in Lima, Peru in 1975 and grew up in Boca Grande, Florida and Majorca, Spain. He attended Florida State University where he graduated Magna cum Laude in 1998 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Emil Alzamora’s minimalist sculptures represent the human body in its most pure form. His sleek, polished figures are anonymous yet identifiable; they lack any sort of distinct facial features or differentiation of gender, but simultaneously symbolize a universal understanding of and connection with the human body in its various manifestations. They are reminiscent of the slender, elongated figures of Giacometti or the intimate, abstract sculptures of Brancusi, yet are unique in their refined curvature, urbane presence, and contemporary appeal. Alzamora harnesses a wide range of materials and techniques to deliver unexpected interpretations of the sculpted human figure. He often distorts, elongates, deconstructs, or encases his forms to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story. Alzamora’s keen interest in the physical properties of his materials combined with his hands-on approach allow for the process to reveal and inform at once the aesthetic and the conceptual. Alzamora started his sculpting career in the Hudson Valley of New York working with Polich Tallix in the fall of 1998. Since his departure from the art foundry in early 2001, he has produced his work full-time and shown regularly throughout the world. Alzamora’s works have been exhibited in multiple solo and group shows, many national and international art fairs as well as the Knoxville Museum of Art, The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, the United Nations Building, Pepsico World Headquarters, The Queens Museum of Art, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas. His work has been reviewed by publications such as The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, The L Magazine, El Diario, Boston Me

    Exhibition :
    Gates of the West, Everywhere, The Internet (Virtual Gallery)
    Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, NY, USA
    MARC STRAUS, New York, NY, USA
    Breakdown, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY, USA
    Soft Pioneers, Krause Gallery, New York, NY, USA
    A Nice Reflection, Krause Gallery, New York, NY, USA
    Mildred I, Washington Gallery, Dutchess CC, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
    In the Altogether, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY, USA
    Nature is Boring, Mauger Modern Art, London, UK
    Random Mutations That Work, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Superluminous, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA, USA
    New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
    Mettle, Mack B Gallery, Sarasota, FL, USA
    Sculptures in Gypsum and Bronze, Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor,
    NY, USA
    Covalence, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY, USA
    Unipolarity, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, NY, USA
    Defragmentation, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, NY, USA

    K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, USA
    MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    MARC STRAUS, Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    MARC STRAUS, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
    MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Oneself as Another, Royal Academy West, Bristol, UK Kavachnina Gallery, Art Context, Miami, FL, USA

    Abrazo, Holland Museum, Holland, MI, USA acquired by the museum for their permanent collection
    Clear Conscience, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, USA acquired by the museum for their permanent collection
    Tides, Peekskill Waterfront Commission, three life-size bronze figures permanently installed on the Hudson River, Peekskill, NY, USA
    Oscillator, Seolbong Park, Incheon, South Korea. Life-size cement sculpture acquired by the City of Incheon by way of the 17th International

    Detailed Description : EDUCATION 1998 B.A. in Fine Arts, Florida State University at Tallahassee

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  • Malcolm Liepke  (+)

    Biography : American artist, Malcolm Liepke was born in 1953 and raised in Minneapolis. He is an experienced, mid-career painter who has exhibited all over the world; his work is represented in numerous private and public collections. Continuing a fruitful professional relationship, Pontone Gallery is proud to present his new paintings, which further investigate and articulate his sensuous images of male and female models. He is a painter of a particular world, a ‘demi-monde’, inhabited by mostly young and attractive subjects, who project an air of self-absorption and watchfulness. Isolated figures pose with an almost insolent self-regard, others appear more vulnerable, as if exhausted by the rigours of a dissolute life. Particularly of note are the group compositions, where his subjects interact, evoking tender and sensual feelings, modifying the potential solipsism of their characters. Genuine emotion is on display in a world of mutual grooming and self-presentation. Liepke paints with an assured, expressive and fluent handling of his medium. His frank enjoyment of the texture of male and female flesh is fully embodied in the rich and luscious quality of the oil. Thick, clotted and sticky passages contrast with slick, fluid glazes. Cream-like paint is laid down in planes of acidic, pastel hues of greens, blues, pinks, purples and oranges, making dramatic contrast with descriptive areas of pale skin-tones. His responsive manipulation of the brush and medium subtly reacts to the contour and surface of the subject, articulating a world of sensation. The compositions speak of an interior, artificially-lit, urban world: a locale of bars, nightclubs, studios and house-parties. There is an accompanying sense of erotic intoxication. This is a milieu familiar to us from the paintings of Degas, Lautrec, Manet, Hopper, Sargent and many others. Liepke, painting his contemporary cast of provocative characters, makes a connection with the past and presents us with an archetypa

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    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    Pontone Gallery, London
    Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Albemarle Gallery London
    Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Albemarle Gallery London
    “Desire” Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY
    “About Face” Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY
    “A New Direction” Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY

    Selected Collections

    ABC Television
    American Can Company
    Atlantic Records
    Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
    CBS Records
    Caswell Massey Corporation
    Ms. Iris Cantor, New York, NY
    Forbes Magazine
    Fortune Magazine
    Mr. Bryant Gumbel, New York, NY
    H.J. Heinz Corporation
    Estate of Armand Hammer
    Ms. Donna Karan, New York, NY
    Mr. Ralph Lauren, New York, NY
    Mobil Oil Corporartion
    National Academy of Design
    National Museum of Sport
    Newsweek Magazine
    Smithsonian Museum of American Art
    Sports Illustrated Magazine
    Ms. Barbra Streisand, Los Angeles, CA
    Mr. David Tang, Hong Kong
    Time Magazine

    Detailed Description : EDUCATION Art Center- Pasadena, California 1973-1975

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  • Matteo Massagrande  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1959 in Padua, Italy, Matteo Massagrande is a painter steeped in the history and tradition of figurative representation. He has been exhibiting his work since 1973, and has shown extensively around the world, his paintings featuring in many public and private collections. This sequence of new paintings are shown exclusively in the UK at The Pontone Gallery. He divides his time between Padua and Hajos, Hungary. The influence of both locations is fundamental to the content and spirit of his practice. This is his source material. In their subject matter and method of execution the paintings evoke light, place and time. Most show architectural interiors with vistas through to exterior spaces, some focus on cryptically symbolic trees. He is particularly interested in revealing the light that articulates and discloses the subject. His technical accomplishment is evident in their subtle expression, where he deploys a masterful and meticulous command of colour and tonality. The nature of his subject is intriguing and mysterious. He shows unoccupied, decayed, possibly abandoned, domestic interiors. These still and eloquent rooms are freighted with absence and melancholy. This is offset by the sophisticated handling of light and colour, which seduces the eye and lends a lighter atmosphere of interested enquiry. These rooms have intricate tiled floors, which flow from one space to the next, leading the eye to subsequent rooms and eventually to garden-like exteriors. What one begins to notice are deliberate variations in perspective, emphasised by the grids of tiling, which suggest that these paintings do not simply record a view, but are elaborate constructs. They are in fact composite images, collated to produce theatrical and compressed evocations of location and history. A tension plays out in these outwardly calm and controlled images. The subject, a point in time and space, is elusive, constantly changing and sitting on the edge of perception. Massagrande’

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Other Represented Artists

  • Lee Jaehyo  (+)

    Biography : Lee Jaehyo is a Korean sculptor who has exhibited extensively in his homeland and in Europe. He has shown regularly at the Albemarle Gallery in London and now makes his debut at their new space, The Pontone Gallery. He makes free-standing sculptures and reliefs from humble, almost mundane, materials, principally logs and steel nails. These are transformed with great skill and hours of industrious toil into lustrous and refined objects. Their highly polished and burnished surfaces express an attention to detail and a painstaking concern for disclosing the innate beauty of the material. These unique forms are derived from the interdependence of man-made and natural. Their structural integrity relies on the contrasting combination of steel and wood. His sculptures are biomorphic in form. The shapes of egg, pod and amoeba, and the modular nature of their construction, speak to us of growth and reproduction. While we can see reference to the simple, cell-like, structures of nature, there are also allusions to the man-made in echoes of table, bench and seat. Some of these pieces are deliberately ambiguous; their function suddenly becomes contradictory: can you sit on a sculpture? Can you eat off one? They are inviting us to do so. At the same time we are only too aware of their status as ‘Art’. He makes us reconsider our relationship with the ‘everyday’, the taken-for-granted, material world. What is strongly expressed by Lee Jaehyo’s work is a concern for, and immersive appreciation of, the natural world. His winning from his environment of basic and almost unregarded material (logs, simple steel fixings and scrap nails) and their metamorphosis under his hands is compelling. This is the ordinary made luxurious by intervention, by a sculptor who can see the beauty in the commonplace, who exposes it with the craft skills of a master cabinet maker.

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 2016 Nature Bound – Pontone Gallery (London) Madison Gallery (San Diego) Seongnam Arts Center (Seoul) 2015 M Art Center (Shanghai) Sohyang Gallery(Busan) 2014 Pyo Gallery(Seoul) Albemarle Gallery(London) Gegjoo Literature House (Korea) BUNDO Gallery(Korea) M Art Center (Shanghai) HADA Gallery(London) 2013 Ever Harvest Art Gallery (Taiwan) 2012 Madison Gallery (San Diego) Albemarle Gallery (London) Parkryesook Gallery (Korea) DOSI Gallery (Korea) HADA Gallery(London) Sungkok Museum (Korea) Cynthia-Reeves Contemporary (Brooklyn, New York) 2011 Albemarle Gallery (London) Galeria Ethra (Mexico) Galerie Noordeinde (Nederland) Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Alabama) 2010 Yoon Gallery (Seoul) Albemarle Gallery (London) Nampo Art Museum (Korea) Kwai Fung Hin Gallery (Hong Kong) Cynthia-Reeves Contemporary (New York) 2009 Gallery Sol Beach (Korea) Ever Harvest Art Gallery (Taiwan) Gallery Keumsan (Japan) Albemarle Gallery (London) 2008 MANAS Art Center (Korea) BUNDO Gallery (Korea) DOSI Gallery (Korea) Cynthia-Reeves Contemporary (New York) SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
 2016 Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (Massachusetts) Lee Jaehyo, Lee Jaesam Exhibition (Inje Museum) 2015 KIAF 2015 (COEX) RE: Kontemporary-Fermented Souls (Waterfall Mansion, NY) Donations Exhibition ‘I Dream’ (Avenuel Art Hall) 2014 2014 International Fire Sculpture Festival in Jeongseon (Samtan Art Mine-Korea) Jeonbuk Artshow 2014 (Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do) The Nature (Cyan Museum-Korea) The Creation (Samtan Art Mine-Korea) 2013 Art of Nature (Opera Gallery-Dubai) The Wood-of tree, from tree (Chung Mun Kyu Museum) KIAF 2013 (COEX) Dubai Art-fair (Dubai) Hommage a Whanki (Whanki Museum) Seek & Desire (Gyeongnam Art Museum) Contemporary Art in the Textbook (Aram Museum) Taiwan International Sculpture Symposium(Taiwan-Kaohsiung) 2012 International Desert Art Project 2012 (India-Jaipur) KIAF 2012 (COEX) Korean Eye (Saatchi Gallery-London) Aqueous (Albemarl

    Detailed Description : EDUCATION 1992 B.F.A in Plastic Arts, Hong-ik University

  • Lee Lee Nam  (+)

    Biography : Born in Damyang of Jeonnam province, Lee Lee Nam graduated from Chosun University in Korea with an undergraduate degree in sculpture and a doctorate degree in Fine Arts. He also completed a PhD program in Media Art at the Graduate School of Communication and Arts of Yonsei University. In his digital reinterpretation of classical masterpieces that reveal nature’s wonders and life’s aura, he attempts to breathe new meaning and vitality into each pixel of image. With more than eight hundred exhibitions, both solo and group in countries like Belgium, China, Qatar, New York, Singapore and Paris under his belt, Lee continues to expand his horizons globally. His signature works include “Parkyeon Waterfall,” what Geomjae Jeongseon called “a rhapsody that flows from the heavens” and “Cartoon-folding screen” which shows many faces of modern civilization inside a classical painting through the display of interaction among cartoon characters, seasonal transformations, icons and symbols of art, society and war. At the 2016 Busan Biennale, he was the first Korean artist to present a virtual reality artwork using Google’s Tilt Brush technology. In 2017, Lee received Best Artist Award and People’s Choice Award at the 3rd Annual Nanjing International Art Festival chosen by art critics and audience, among others and his works are included in the collections of Incheon International Airport, National Library of Korea, United Nations headquarters in New York, and numerous prominent museums such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Suning Art Museum and the Zebrastraat Museum in Belgium.

 2018 Moscow Exhibition, Russia Dare to be truth, soul art space, Busan Korea 2017 “This is not LOVE”, Gwangju Shinsegae, Gwangju, Korea “The scent of nature; Bel canto”, artpark gallery, Seoul, Korea “Reach, reach, reach”, karas gallery, Seoul Korea 2016 “UPDATE 6”, ZEBRASTRAAT Nij Sint-Jacobs, Gent, Belgium “The Glitter of PoseidLEE’s Eyes’, posco museum, Seoul, Korea “The Lights of Signal”, Whitebox Museum, Beijing “At the rising of the roots’, Ando Fine Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany Lee, Lee-Nam Selected Exhibition, Katara Art Centre, Qatar 2015 The Korea Society Gallery Individual exhibitions, New York South Korea, Japan, China summit Media Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea Kigali National Holiday Exhibition, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Rwanda Language of light, Gallery GMA, Seoul, Korea Lee Lee Nam, Second Edition, Opening festival Asian Arts Theatre, Gwangju Language of Light, Gallery GMA, Seoul, Korea Gwangju MBC Hope Sharing Exhibition – With Lee Lee Nam, Shinsegae Culture square, Gwangju, Korea 2014 Light, Gana Art Centre, Seoul Heritage, Legacy and Light, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris Digital Traditional, Korean Cultural Office, Sydney Korean Cultural Centre, Beijing Embassy of Korea in China, Beijing Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Good Night Analog Good Morning Digital, Seoul Art Space, Busan 2013 Nature & Gogh, Leehan Gallery, Daegu, Korea Invisible Light, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan Good Night Analog Good Morning Digital, Kwai Fun Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong: Artmia Gallery, Beijing 2012 Good Night Analog Good Morning Digital, Sangrok Exhibition Hall, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea Dillusion, Kwai Fun Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong Lee Lee-Nam Video Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan 2011 Les Peintures Vivantes, Art Center Nabi, Seoul Detroit Wayne State University Art Museum, Detroit, Michigan Korean Cultural O

    Detailed Description : Born in 1969 in Damyang, Jeonnam, South Korea 2017 Ph.D. in graduated Fine Arts, Chosun University. 2008 Completed DFA courses Graduate School of Communication & Arts, Yonsei University 1997 Master of Art, Chosun University 1995 BFA in Sculpture, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea

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  • Jeff Robb  (+)

    Biography : Since graduating with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a Masters degree in Fine Art Holography, Robb has continually made art, ceaselessly experimenting with three-dimensional imaging. Shortly after graduating, he was invited to submit a landscape work in to the V&A museum’s permanent collection, the first ever hologram artwork to be accessioned by the museum. Robb’s work now features in museums and private collections around the world. Robb is currently best known for his lenticular photographic work focusing on the female nude and abstract forms in space, which he makes in series. The artist has recently begun to produce bronze sculptures working with the female nude, a subject familiar to him, using cutting edge modelling technology combined with historic casting techniques. This radical development is typical of Robb’s open experimental approach in making art, using any combination of tools and technology available to him. In parallel to developing lines of enquiry around the nude and abstraction in his lenticular work, Robb is beginning to work on projects which investigate how we experience sound, and large-scale kinetic installations for public spaces, museums and galleries. For many, these new directions will at first seem uncharacteristic. Those who are familiar with Robb’s approach and what drives him as an artist will understand the significance of each project for him in testing possibilities with the lenticular medium, and creating new immersive experiences using three-dimensional imaging and cutting edge technology. This kind of experimental lenticular installation work is completely unchartered territory for artists. Jeff Robb works in a variety of media including lenticular photography, painting, bronze and silver cast sculpture, reflection and transmission holography, photography, film, laser light and sound installations. The galleries here are representations of lenticular photography that use a vertical lens array t

 2016 Solo Show ‘Nightfall’, London, UK (with Pontone Gallery) 2015 Context Art Miami, Miami, USA (with Shine Artists) Art Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan (with Shine Artists) Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, San Mateo, USA (with Shine Artists) Art Southhampton, New York, USA (with Shine Artists) 345 Broome Street, New York, USA (with Shine Artists) Art Busan, Busan, South Korea (with Shine Artists) Art 15, London, UK (with Shine Artists) Solo Show ‘Liminal States’, London, UK (with Shine Artists) Art Central, Hong Kong (with Shine Artists) 2 Rivington, Armory week, New York, USA (with Shine Artists) Art Wynwood, Miami, USA (with Shine Artists) Group Show ‘Preview | London', London, UK (with Shine Artists) Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, USA (with Albemarle Gallery & Shine Artists) London Art Fair, London, UK (with Shine Artists) ‘Artist-IQ‘ Amsterdam - 500 Years of Art, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014 Context, Miami, USA (with Shine Artists) Art Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan (with Shine Artists) Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, USA (with Shine Artists) KIAF 2014, Seoul, South Korea (with Shine Artists) Solo Show Installation – 'Three Acts', Van Loon en Simons, Vught, Holland Solo Show ‘Capturing the Invisible’, McLaren Beverly Hills with Mauger Modern Art 2013 Solo Show Installation, London Newcastle Project Space - Three Acts of Will installation COLLABORATIONS/COMMISSIONS
 Unnatural Causes mural 2014 Chris Levine portrait of Kate Moss Chris Levine portrait of Frankel the Great Chris Levine portrait of Grace Jones Chris Levine portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

    Detailed Description : EDUCATION Royal College of Art London UK Master of Fine Art Holography with distinction 1991 – 92 Darwin Scholar at the Royal College of Art with extra year of study 1992 – 93 BSc Leeds University 1984 – 87 COLLECTIONS The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK Getty Museum, Los Angeles SAM Museum, Osaka, Japan. Artificium Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. Washington Museum of the Third Dimension, USA


Pontone Gallery is a new London venture created by the merging of The Albemarle Gallery, the well-established Mayfair home of figurative painting, with its contemporary associate, Shine Artists. Since May 2016, Pontone Gallery has occupied a purpose-designed, elegant, and extensive exhibition space in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea. As the primary space in London for contemporary Korean art, Pontone boasts fourteen important players from the Korean art scene. This has resulted in an eclectic sequence of shows by male and female artists in both traditional and innovative media. Pontone Gallery’s artists are distinguished by their commitment to highly skilled execution of their artworks. They evidence a thought-provoking, intelligent, and playful engagement with the world of ideas. These characteristics are common to all, whatever their practice or country of origin.


Pontone Gallery w:  http://www.pontonegallery.com Founded:  2016 Domenic Pontone Alessandro Lorenzetti George Norton Sandra Veinla Cathryn Gibbs