Pontone Gallery , Stand n° AM535

Past Meets Present -  Chris Rivers

Chris Rivers Past Meets Present

Mars Garden -  Chris Rivers

Chris Rivers Mars Garden

Heart Torn -  Chris Rivers

Chris Rivers Heart Torn

The Unforgiven -  Chris Rivers

Chris Rivers The Unforgiven

Weightless in a Heavy Space - J Louis

J Louis Weightless in a Heavy Space

Lines - J Louis

J Louis Lines

Open and Closed - J Louis

J Louis Open and Closed

Like Series 12 -  JIHI 지히

JIHI 지히 Like Series 12

Shift - Emil Alzamora

Emil Alzamora Shift

Brush XV - Jung Woong Lee

Jung Woong Lee Brush XV

Brush XIV - Jung Woong Lee

Jung Woong Lee Brush XIV

Terrazza a New York - Matteo Massagrande

Matteo Massagrande Terrazza a New York

Giornata di fine inverno - Matteo Massagrande

Matteo Massagrande Giornata di fine inverno

Dopo la Pioggia - Matteo Massagrande

Matteo Massagrande Dopo la Pioggia

Colline Verso Il Mare - Matteo Massagrande

Matteo Massagrande Colline Verso Il Mare

Young Boxer - Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke Young Boxer

Man's Back - Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke Man's Back

Looking Inward - Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke Looking Inward

Lifted Skirt - Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke Lifted Skirt

Girl on a Swing - Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke Girl on a Swing

Emptiness - Waterfall -  Soowhan Choi

Soowhan Choi Emptiness - Waterfall

Emptiness - Bamboo Grove -  Soowhan Choi

Soowhan Choi Emptiness - Bamboo Grove

Emptiness - Forest Path -  Soowhan Choi

Soowhan Choi Emptiness - Forest Path

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 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 Metro News, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, ArteFuse and Cool Hunting. He currently lives and works in Beacon, NY.

    Exhibition :
    1998 B.A. in Fine Arts, Florida State University at Tallahassee

    2019 Expanded Present, Pontone Gallery, London
    2018 Gates of the West, Virtual Gallery
    2017 Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, New York
    2015 MARC STRAUS, New York
    2013 Breakdown, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, New York
    2013 Soft Pioneers, Krause Gallery, New York
    2011 A Nice Reflection, Krause Gallery, New York
    2011 Mildred I. Washington Gallery, Dutchess CC, Poughkeepsie
    2011 In the Altogether, Albany Center Gallery, Albany
    2010 Nature is Boring, Mauger Modern Art, London
    2010 Random Mutations That Work, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn

    Holland Museum, Holland, MI | Knoxville Museum Of Art, Knoxville, TN | Peekskill Waterfront Commission, Peekskill, NY | Seolbong Park, City of Icheon by way of the 17th International Sculpture Symposium in Icheon, South Korea | Private Collection, Roxbury, CT | Santa Fe Government Building, Santa Fe, NM

    Artist's Objects:

    • Emil Alzamora - Shift Shift

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  • Choi Soowhan  (+)

    Biography : Born in Gyeongju, Korea, 1972, Soowhan Choi creates meticulous, immaculate, yet expressive images by drilling holes of various sizes (0.4-3mm) in a black acrylic plate (Plexiglas) or laminate, and then LED backlighting the piece. The result is art based on precision, where Choi masterfully manipulates material and light to create texture, form and substance. In Choi's work, we see both the natural and the manmade, where the patterns and symmetrical rhythms of the human eye are closely mirrored with the elaborate curves of ornate Rococo frames, both rendered in meticulous detail through this highly skilled process of image making. We see frothing seascapes, alive with energetic light, contrast with still woodland scenes, where dappled sun and deep shadow show how the artist utilises the contrast of light and dark to encapsulate dynamic space and time.

    Exhibition :
    2004–2006 M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    1993–1998 B.F.A. ChuGye University for the Arts, Seoul

    2019 Complex Emptiness, Pontone Gallery, London
    2018 Abu Dhabi Art, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
    2017 Beautiful Winter, Lotte Gallery, Daejeon
    2017 Responds to Light and Sound, Danwon Art Museum, Ansan
    2016 How to Keep Winter, Shinsegae Gallery, Incheon
    2016 Walk in Emptiness, PYO Gallery, Seoul

    Daegu MBC, Daegu | Dongseo University, Busan | FAWOO Technology, Gyeonggi-do | Galesburg Civic Art Centre,
    Galesburg, Illinois | I’Park Suwon City Museum, Suwon | Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art | Michael Aram, Inc., New York
    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Government Art Bank | Ocean Hills Country Club, Cheongdo | Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul | Targetti Sankey S.P.A., Florence | VOA Associates, Inc, Chicago

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Soowhan Choi - Emptiness - Forest Path Emptiness - Forest Path
    •  Soowhan Choi - Emptiness - Bamboo Grove Emptiness - Bamboo Grove
    •  Soowhan Choi - Emptiness - Waterfall Emptiness - Waterfall

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  • Lee Jung Woong  (+)

    Biography : Born in Korea in 1963 and having attained his Masters in Fine Arts from Keimyung University, Korea, in 2007, the adept Lee Jungwoong never fails to astound. Using Korean rice paper and Western oil paint he brings poetic and almost literal life into his subjects. His Chinese brushes and ebony ink splotches, swipes and bleeds showcase dynamism and motion that far surpass a simple two-dimensional image. They are accompanied by gleaming wood and brush hairs visible in the coarseness of every individual strand. The amount of detailing renders his works flawless, sometimes causing viewers to lean in, trying to find the brushstrokes that created the glossy smoothness of the handles, the soaked transience of the paper and the compliance of every brush hair. His choice of western style and paint to depict a Chinese object is as much a play on culture contrasts as it is a reflection on the artist and his subject. Lee Jungwoong’s works are hence multifaceted in both meaning and visuals – their magnificence is only amplified by the variety of interpretations. The artist’s ‘Brush’ series has found worldwide success; Jungwoong has had his works exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in countries such as America, Switzerland, Singapore and Spain, and has featured in auctions by Sotheby’s and Christie’s. He is becoming an increasingly sought-after artist found in prestigious collections the world over.

    Exhibition : EDUCATION
    2007 Masters in Fine Arts, Keimyung University, South Korea

    2018 Beyond Reality, Opera Gallery, London
    2017 Korean Masters, Pontone Gallery, London
    2017 Korean Art Now, Lee Hwaik Gallery, Seoul
    2016 Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
    2015 Seoshin Gallery, KIAF 2015, Seoul
    2013 Strokes of Perception, Ode to Art Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur
    2011 Suseong Artpia, Maek-Hyang Gallery, Daegu, Korea

    The Setai Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
    Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
    Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Gyeonggi province
    Daelim Museum, Seoul
    Hoseo University, Chungcheongnam
    Park Hyatt Busan, Busan

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jung Woong Lee - Brush XIV Brush XIV
    • Jung Woong Lee - Brush XV Brush XV

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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. 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. 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 archetypal portrait.

    Exhibition :
    Art Center- Pasadena, California 1973-1975

    2019 Dream of Me, Pontone Gallery, London
    2017 Altered States, Pontone Gallery, London
    2016 Studies in Emotion, Pontone Gallery, London
    2014 Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2014 Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY
    2013 Albemarle Gallery London

    ABC Television | American Can Company | AT&T | 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 Corporation | 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

    Artist's Objects:

    • Malcolm Liepke - Girl on a Swing Girl on a Swing
    • Malcolm Liepke - Lifted Skirt Lifted Skirt
    • Malcolm Liepke - Looking Inward Looking Inward
    • Malcolm Liepke - Man's Back Man's Back
    • Malcolm Liepke - Young Boxer Young Boxer

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  • J Louis  (+)

    Exhibition : EDUCATION
    2011-15 B.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design

    2019 Color Fields, Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, California
    2018 Summer Solo, Shain Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
    2017 Opening Exhibition, Shain Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

    American Art Collector: Dreamscapes 2019 | Art Aesthetics: Clarity in the Midst of Colour: The Paintings of J. Louis 2018 | American Art Collector: Varied Selection 2018 | American Art Collector: Scraped into Focus 2018 | Beautiful Bizarre 2018

    Artist's Objects:

    • J Louis - Open and Closed Open and Closed
    • J Louis - Lines Lines
    • J Louis - Weightless in a Heavy Space Weightless in a Heavy Space

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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. 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. Massagrande’s careful rendering of his systematic and forensic observations makes paintings of rich visual density, which effectively capture and pin down a significant moment within his rigorous method.

    Exhibition :
    2019 A Grand Tour, Pontone Gallery, London
    2018 The Essence of Light and Silence, Pontone Gallery, London
    2018 In my room: artists paint the interior 1950-NOW, The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
    2017-2018 Canto dolente d’amore (ultimo giorno di Van Gogh), alongside the exhibition Van Gogh, Tra il grano e il cielo, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza
    2017 Flying Dreams, Italian Cultural Institute, Melbourne and Sydney
    2016 Quattro pittori per Parise, alongside the exhibition Storia dell’Impressionismo, Museo Santa Caterina, Treviso
    2016 Genius Loci, Fondazione Pio Alferano e Virginia Ippolito, Castellabate, Salerno
    2016 Matteo Massagrande, KOGART Museum, Tihany
    2015-2016 Open House, Shine Artists, London

    Artist's Objects:

    • Matteo Massagrande - Colline Verso Il Mare Colline Verso Il Mare
    • Matteo Massagrande - Dopo la Pioggia Dopo la Pioggia
    • Matteo Massagrande - Giornata di fine inverno Giornata di fine inverno
    • Matteo Massagrande - Terrazza a New York Terrazza a New York

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  • Yigal Ozeri  (+)

    Biography : New York City based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri is best known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of distinctive young women in rich prodigious landscapes. With tinges of Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics, Ozeri brings an ethereal and uninhibited sensibility to his paintings. His portraits denote art historical foundations in romanticism, while also offering contemporary notions of sensual femininity. Rooted in Carl Jung's concept of anima, Ozeri's depictions of a revitalized connectivity to nature prompt a confrontation of subconscious effeminate identity, and reinstate the beauty of innocent authentic experience. His photorealistic oil paintings convey the spirit of his subjects, giving way to a seductive power. As a result, the viewer is compelled to gaze into the allegorical domain between reality and fantasy. Ozeri has shown extensively around the world including solo exhibits in Spain, China, The Netherlands, France, Germany, and Mexico. He is also in the permanent collections of: The Whitney Museum of American Art, The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, The Jewish Museum in New York, The New York Public Library, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Albertina in Vienna, among others.

    Exhibition :
    2019 Insistently Real, Pontone Gallery, London
    2018 Reflection, Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    2018 A New York Story, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, USA
    2017 The Storm, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2017 Dual Tones, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
    2016 Recent Works, Opera Gallery London, England
    2016 Villa de Leyva, GE Galería, Monterrey, Mexico
    2015 Shadows of Reality, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong, China

    Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria | Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, New York, NY | Da-Da Yanko Museum, Ein Harod, Israel | Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, New York, NY | Ein Harod Museum, Ein Harod, Israel | Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI | Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA | General American Corporation, Houston, TX | Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY | Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel | Kuntzwerien, Wiesbaden, Germany | McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX | Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA | Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel | New York City Public Library, New York, NY | Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY | Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY | Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, USA | Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel | The Jewish Museum, New York, NY | The Jewish Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria | The Krupp Family Foundation, Boston, MA | The National Museum, Krakow, Poland | The Richard Massey Foundation, New York, NY | The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection, New Orleans, LA | The Wayne Yakes Collection, Denver, CO | Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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  • Chris Rivers  (+)

    Biography : Born and raised in the North of England, Chris followed his childhood passion for music and was blessed with the opportunity to tour the world for ten years as a central member of British rock band Heaven’s Basement. The defining moment came during a four-month tour of the US in 2013. Crafting sketches on used drumheads with Sharpie pens, he found an audience eager to purchase his creations. Night after night Chris found himself developing more works, and his awakening for art was ignited. In 2016 this culminated in Chris making the major decision to step away from his music career and immerse himself in his artist endeavours, and he has never looked back. With major commissions and collections already under his belt, this decision appears well-merited. In this his latest collection from his highly respected series entitled ‘Savages of Eden’, he explores the idea that not everything is always what it seems. On first viewing from a distance, all looks perfect and innocent. However, upon closer inspection, we infer a different story.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Chris Rivers - The Unforgiven The Unforgiven
    •  Chris Rivers - Heart Torn Heart Torn
    •  Chris Rivers - Mars Garden Mars Garden
    •  Chris Rivers - Past Meets Present Past Meets Present

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  • JIHI  (+)

    Biography : How many artists can solve the heavy theme of lonely human alienation and crooked social reality in a light and bright formative language? Artist Jihi draws pastel images on panels which, at first glance, seem to be simple, graffiti-like characters. Yet, these primitive forms combine to create an allegory full of highly implicit symbols. JIHI explores the ironic combination of pop art materials and everyday and romantic modernity, crossing the boundaries between lightness and insight, graffiti and art. Narrative is inferred and imagination roused through short segments of text amongst the repeated symbols.

    2019 EFIL Plastic Surgery Centre, Kidari Gallery, Daegu
    2018 COCO Land, Kara’s Gallery, Cheongdam-dong
    2018 #LIKE, Playce Camp, Jeju Island
    2018 #LIKE, BIGKISS Solo, art247gallery, Gyeonglidangil-street
    2018 #LIKE, Gallery Tom, Tomntoms Black, Cheonggye Plaza
    2017 Café Snowing, JB Gallery, Yeonnam-dong
    2017 Louis Quatorze Gallery, Cheongdam-dong
    2017 Furnimass, Show Room, Nonhyeon-dong
    2017 Dialogue, Café MIEL, Cheongdam-dong
    2016 Dialogue, Gallery Tom, Tomntoms Black, Cheongdam-dong
    2016 Dialogue, United Gallery, Gangnam Station
    2016 LOVE ESSAY, Café MIEL, Cheongdam-dong
    2015 Express One’s Love, Baeky Gallery, Jeonju
    2014 Love Essay, Hwabong Gallery, Insadong

    Artist's Objects:

    •  JIHI 지히 - Like Series 12 Like Series 12

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Other Represented Artists


Pontone Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery created by the merging of the Albemarle Gallery (est. 1996) with its contemporary associate Shine Artists (est. 2011). Pontone Gallery represents an array of innovative artists, bringing together new and inspiring voices on the contemporary art scene. Through a diverse programme of exhibitions, Pontone Gallery promotes both emerging and recognised artists, presenting artwork that is distinguished by its quality, originality and creativity. To complement the programme of our flagship space in Chelsea, Pontone Gallery hosts exhibitions in promising new spaces and at art fairs worldwide.


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