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Armen Eloyan at Timothy Taylor: Garden

SEEN was very taken with the huge paintings on display at Timothy Taylor’s Mayfair gallery. The huge space is well suited to Eloyan’s latest work ‘Garden’; a concept that contains and displays large-scale canvases and bronze sculptures.

seen london Armen Eloyan at Timothy Taylor

SEEN was very taken with the huge paintings on display at Timothy Taylor’s Mayfair gallery. The huge space is well suited to Eloyan’s latest work ‘Garden’; a concept that contains and displays large-scale canvases and bronze sculptures.

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Whatever the medium in which he works, Eloyan’s imagery is playful and cartoonish, though often with grim undertones. He draws on pop-culture references, which, though instantly recognisable as characters from tale and folklore, seem to hint at a deeper mystery.

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A wolf and a bearded gnome-like man converse outside an idyllic cottage in one untitled picture. Are they friends or plotting a sinister act? The more everyday has its place here, like the sculpture Egg, which has an egg balancing precariously in its cup, implying that existential concerns are at play here, though Eloyan pulls back from taking himself too seriously. Perhaps he’s leaving that to the viewer’s response.

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8th July – 3rd September 2016

Timothy Taylor
15 Carlos Place
London
W1K 2EX
www.timothytaylor.com

Seen this week

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?