- Thierry Noir - JazzOn 25th June, Howard Griffin Gallery presented Jazz, a unique synthesis between the worlds of art and music as seen through the eyes of infamous Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir. I assisted Theirry Noir during his time in London, in the preparation for the show and in the making of two murals, one located in Hackney Wick and the other in Connaught Road, in a project in collaboration with the crossrail.
- Mademoiselle Maurice at Maryland Station, LondonMTR Crossrail has commissioned me various art projects for the urban re-qualification of selected Crossrail’s stations that connect the East End to the centre of London. Mademoiselle Maurice is an established street artist who works mainly with origami and tiles, creating colourful spaces of abstractions in cities all around the world. All her production it’s based on the urban necessity to break the everyday monotony with an invasion of colours. It also it questions the human nature and people’s interaction with the environment. Her artistic reasons matched perfectly the willing of the curator of the project, who wanted to commission an artwork that would give priority to the regeneration of the rail station of Maryland, London.Her new mural, titled Rainbow Road covers platform 1 of the station. It is composed with more than a thousand tiles, all hand painted with a rainbow colour palette. The two straight lines framing the composition seem not to begin or end anywhere. Is the trajectory of a train that continue its journey through the day. Between the lines is an explosive ultra colourful composition of tiles, repeated three times. The motif for the mural was inspired by Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot”, where two people wait endlessly in a station for someone who never arrives. The piece questions the importance – or unimportance – of time. Is time spent waiting meaningless? The two compositions embody Vladimir and Estragon, waiting for Godot; they also represent each and every person waiting in a station every single day. With Rainbow Road Maurice wants to look at the tiles composing the mural as train passengers and dedicate her wall to them: “Some colours for all the travellers: for joy and hope, for love and unity. More than a thousand tiles, all different but all the same“. This site specific artwork is part of a vast urban regeneration program on a MTR Crossrail commission.
- Bifido at Forest Gate Station, LondonMTR Crossrail has commissioned me various art projects for the urban re-qualification of selected Crossrail’s stations that connect the East End to the centre of London. Waiting is Bifido's mural theme in the station of Forest Gate, London. The artist, using the paste-up technique, has created an artwork composed by different subjects represented between two sets of identical clocks, that open and close the scene, framing a non-existent temporal space. Here, in this suspended space and time, a lot of things happen and the wait becomes a journey itself. A woman serves tea in a giant cup, almost falling into it; a man, tired of his routine, needs to charge his batteries; a tree man loose his leaves that magically turn into butterflies in the stomach of another man who's in love. Meanwhile looks at the spectator waiting for his train; an everyday repetitive sense of wait clashes with the speed of the train. Wait and speed are the concepts at the core of this eclectic narrative; they combine and relate in an oxymoronic way. Bifido's rhapsody unravels in a magic and uncanny space, giving the station a new poetry, donating the travellers a new fantasy. The aim of the artist is to stop time and the daily grind to create a moment out of time, to create “our time”. In order to do so, proportions are distorted. Big and small, tall and tiny. These figures are no longer seen from the regular prospective, but from the subjective and ever changing one assumed in the personal and suspended time, that is the time of waiting. Meanwhile covers a suggestive brick wall in one of Forest Gate Station's platform. This site specific artwork is part of a vast urban regeneration program on a MTR Crossrail commission.
- Universal WorksUniversal Works' store in Nottingham is located at floor 1.5 or Rough Trade Building. Rough Trade houses a record shop, an event space, Aesop skincare and Universal Works. I created a series of events that will give the brands great visibility while celebrating the venue through activities we are passionate about.
- Tugberk Selcuk for Le Salon de LahdIn October 2015 Lahd Gallery celebrated its 10th anniversary, in collaboration with The Auction House, showcasing artists from the MENASA region in a unique location in central London. The Turkish artist Tugberk Selcuk presented his work and performed. He is now represented from Lahd Gallery.
- Mehdi Ghadyanloo - PerceptionOn 26th February 2015, Howard Griffin Gallery (London) will present an exhibition and installation by Mehdi Ghadyanloo. Entitled Perception the exhibition will explore this concept on multiple levels to understand both Ghadyanloo's work as well as the sociopolitical context of his practice. Mehdi Ghadyanloo is a visual artist from Tehran, Iran. For the past eight years, Ghadyanloo has been involved in the Beautification Bureau of Tehran’s municipality which is devoted to the promotion of mural arts in the city. A city that has been politically and economically isolated by Western powers for decades, Tehran is largely closed to international visitors. Known primarily through the lens of war, sanctions and embargoes, most Westerners would assume that mural art in Iran's capital is very limited in its scope. Subverting this notion, since 2004 Tehran's Beautification Bureau has supported the painting of 800 murals, more than 100 of which have been painted by Ghadyanloo. During his time in London I assisted Mehdi in the creation of three murals ,at Village Underground, Dulwich and for the crossrail project and contribute to the installation of his exhibition at Howard Griffin Gallery.
Wholesale ManagerUniversal Works ltd.
Nottingham, United KingdomFull Time
Universal Works produce contemporary menswear, real, honest clothing. A design based on understanding heritage and context, while looking at contemporary needs and aesthetics. Key areas of responsibility: - regularly attending trade shows and men’s fashion week in Florence, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen - managing the logistic set-up of trade show’s stands as well as permanent and temporary showrooms - budgeting all trade shows costs as well as travel arrangements and accommodation for the sales team - managing allocation of six sets of samples for collections up to 280 pieces according to sales forecasts - working towards the company sales increase / confidently present the collection to existing and potential customers - main point of contact for agents worldwide: Italy, France, Scandinavia, Netherlands, USA, Korea, Japan - developing and maintaining relationships with customers and suppliers worldwide - registering orders into company server to facilitate the production process / day to day administration /liaising with customers for payments / raising and issuing invoices - working with logistic to ensure on time deliveries worldwide - working with the PR team to provide customers with PR requirements i.e product and lifestyle photography / marketing materials to help maintain company’s profile - managing the brand promotion through events and establishing collaborative experience for both wholesale and retail (Rough Trade - Aesop - The Botanist Gin, Bruichladdich Whiskey, The Pilgrm Hotel) - assisting the wholesale director in all brand collaborations (past include Birkenstock, Goodhood, Maglificio GRP, Satta, Adidas, Sebago)
Project ManagerMTR Corporation L
London, United KingdomFreelance
MTR Crossrail has commissioned me various art projects for the urban re-qualification of selected Crossrail’s stations that connect the East End to the centre of London. Current and past project have seen involved artists such as Bifido, Mademoiselle Maurice and Robin Mellor. Key areas of responsibility: - Overseeing the project from beginning to end - Curatorial work, commissioning artists - defining and managing budget - arranging artists’ travels and accommodations according to budget, sourcing artists’ materials, organising the artist schedule - coordinating the installation, on site communication with MTR health and safety personnel
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- Visual Arts
- Event Management
- Content Writing
- Press Office
- Festival and Events
- Hospitality Experience
- Event Logistics
Major Event ManagementCity University London
- London, United Kingdom
Between the subjects were Strategic Planning & Evaluation, Marketing & Sponsorship, Logistics & Production Management, Health & Safety and Risk Assessment, Event Design, Event Plan, Licensing & Contracts and Finance & Budgets.
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