The 'One Wall Gallery' is a community exhibition space downstairs at The Beehive, dedicated to celebrating local artists and creativity.
Interested in exhibiting your work? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask a member of staff for more details.
S.M. Asad and Vera Akotuah
September - October 2020
DUO is a new exhibition by two local artists:
Paintings by S.M. Asad
“I want to express my Bangladeshi culture and life through my artwork. My real hope is for my paintings to create discussion about the nature and purpose of life. I am inspired by Surrealism, and my paintings give a sense of the unconscious, unlocking the mind’s deepest thoughts. The works I am showing for DUO explore themes of civilization, inequality and the environment"
Rangoli-inspired Art by Vera Akotuah
“These artworks are inspired by an artist residency I did in India in 2019. While I was there I saw the art form of Rangoli, in which patterns are created using geometric shapes filled with flower petals and other natural materials. For these pieces I used real flowers including roses, chamomile, lavender and saffron. I combined these with figurative drawings of yoga poses created using charcoal.”
Asad and Vera have exhibited together and individually in arts spaces across East London, including Shipton Street Gallery, Espacio Gallery, Rich Mix and the Brady Arts Centre.