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The Alter Space London

London Shoreditch Are you ready for a wide spectrum of contemporary art vibe to hit London Shoreditch! Check out the grand opening of The Alter Space! a new contemporary art gallery nestled amidst the vibrant streets of Shoreditch. The scene has been gagging for the likes of living legend Eric So all the way to Yoskay Yamamoto to enter London art space under one roof and collectors and fans will have an opportunity to see the art in person!

The first exhibition in this new art space is a group show formed by various artists from different backgrounds. It serves as an exciting introduction to the gallery’s direction and taste. It allows the audience to experience a diverse range of artworks, get a sense of the gallery’s curatorial vision, and build expectations for future exhibitions.

This unparalleled gathering of artists encompasses those at every stage of their creative journey. Emerging artists, embarking on their first foray into the European art scene, are set to introduce fresh perspectives and innovative techniques to captivate the audience. These emerging talents bring a youthful exuberance and experimental spirit that is sure to spark conversations and redefine artistic horizons. On the other end of the spectrum, the exhibition proudly hosts a selection of well-established artists who have graced the halls of major museums and galleries around the world. Their prolific bodies of work serve as testaments to their enduring dedication to their craft and their influence on shaping the contemporary art narrative.

Among the lineup of innovative artists, a number are adeptly re-imagining traditional painting techniques through the lens of contemporary subject matter. An exceptional example is the fusion of traditional Chinese painting with modern narratives. This seamless marriage of old and new sees classic brushwork techniques, vibrant ink hues and elegant compositions come together to depict scenes that resonate with today’s globalized society.

A Japanese artist captivates visitors with a striking interpretation of the ukiyo-e style, a genre renowned for depicting the “floating world” of historical Japan. In an unexpected twist, this artist who masterfully employs ukiyo-e style captures the essence of the urban experience—juxtaposing the tranquility of tradition with the hustle and bustle of modern life. The resulting artwork transcends time, offering a glimpse into the parallel universes of two distinct eras.

At Prologue, the emphasis is on simplicity without sacrificing depth. The exhibition curates an array of artworks that are designed to be easily comprehensible and relatable. By shunning complexity for clarity, the show aims to create an inclusive environment where art is a source of enjoyment, dialogue and enrichment for everyone. The featured works provide a visual narrative that invites viewers to connect, appreciate, and engage, regardless of their art expertise.

Exhibition Period: 25 August – 28 September 2023
Artwork Preview :
Address: Unit 2B, 63-65 Princelet Street, London, E1 5LP
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 1100-1800 (Closed on Wed), Sat 1400-1900

About The Alter Space

The vision of The Alter Space to alter the European art scene by introducing exciting contemporary artwork from around the world, particularly from emerging artists in Asia, is commendable. It has the potential to bring about a positive shift in the European art scene, promote diversity, and foster cultural exchange and collaboration. By featuring a wide range of art forms, the art space caters to various artistic tastes and preferences, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience for its audience. It serves as a hub for exploring emerging trends, experimental works and unconventional artistic practices. Additionally, The Alter Space plays a crucial role in creating opportunities for artists to gain exposure in Europe. It provides a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work, connect with the local art community and establish meaningful collaborations. This contributes to the overall growth and recognition of Asian artists on a global scale.

For inquiries, please contact:

Bede Ngan at [email protected]

+44 (0) 7306810962


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