Ongoing exhibitions at MASA-UK Art Gallery

SUTHAMMA (TA) BYRNE 

SUTHAMMA (TA) BYRNE

I'm drawn to the complex nature of human nature and the emotions that we possess. I love to blend emotional figurative references with elements of surrealism and create paintings that clearly show emotions through movement or expression.

 

Picasso and Lowry inspire me; their art is instantly recognisable and resonates with my own impulsive creation of art in its abstract form. I like to express emotion in my paintings, much of which is drawn from my childhood and personal experiences. You'll see that I'm hugely passionate about colour. I love to create paintings that encourage its viewer to stop and explore the depth, or layer, of each piece. I use the finest oils, traditional brushes and my trusty palette knife. I like to feel when I paint. Often, I have the finished piece in my mind's eye before I even start.

 

Happily, my work is dotted across the world in over fifty three countries. I come from very humble beginnings and a rural farm in northern Thailand. To see my work in homes across Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Australia is thrilling and an honour for me. 

 

I want my art and people to possess a character that makes them unique and for each painting to be at the heart of a home and provide immense joy and happiness for years to come. 

Egg Flower by Suthamma Ta Byrne, exhibited at Manchester art Fair, available to view at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Lancashire, UK

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne
Title: Egg Flower
Medium: Oil on canvas

Lady in a red hat by Suthamma Ta Byrne, exhibited at Manchester art Fair, available to view at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Lancashire, UK

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne
Title: Lady in a red hat
Medium: Oil on canvas

Lovers My Funny Valentine by Suthamma Ta Byrne, exhibited at Manchester art Fair, available to view at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Lancashire, UK

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne

Title: Lovers, My Funny Valentine

Medium: Oil on canvas

Enchantress by Suthamma Ta Byrne, exhibited at Manchester art Fair, available to view at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Lancashire, UK

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne
Title: Enchantress 
Medium: Oil on canvas

Les Heywood

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Manchester born, Les Heywood has taken on the art industry, in particular illustration, after 30 years career in advertising.  

 

Over time he has explored most mediums, however at the moment the use of pastels and oils, has offered him a subtle but vibrant colour palette. His subject matter varies from landscape to cityscape, but he also enjoys the challenge of capturing the mood of a dramatic sky before and after a storm.

 

He has exhibited at galleries throughout the North West including The Colin Jellico Gallery in Manchester and has had a solo exhibition at the War Memorial Art Gallery in Stockport.  His works are preselected for exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Many of his works are now in private collections across the world. 

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Les Heywood

Title: Manchester King Street

Medium: Oil on canvas

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Les Heywood

Title: Manchester St Anne's Square

Medium: Oil on canvas

Ali Mourabet

Ali Mourabet

Born in Damascus in 1951, Ali Mourabet has lived in Beirut for the greater part of his life. As well as being an artist, he is also a trained architect with a long-running passion for building design, and this, along with his love for depicting scenes from Lebanon is reflected in much of his work.

 

The consistent theme running through Mourabet’s captivating paintings is their vibrant color palette which assists to evoke an endearing feeling of positivity. With many works presenting simplistic geometric shapes and architectural forms and others depicting everyday life in his immediate surroundings, Mourabet is continuously seeking to explore different styles and techniques, while at the same time remaining faithful to the subjects closest to his heart.

Ali has exhibited in Lebanon, France, the UK and the United States.

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Ali Mourabet

Title: Metropolis I

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Ali Mourabet_Seaside_60 x 60 cm_£650

Ali Mourabet

Title: Seaside

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Ali Mourabet_Metropolis-ii_80 x 60 cm

Ali Mourabet

Title: Metropolis II

Medium: Acrylic on canva

Checkered Courtyard 28 x 35.5cm

Ali Mourabet

Title: Checkered Courtyard

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Paul Zajciw

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I am a Manchester born artist, with decades of experience painting both personally and decoratively. By trade, I am an interior decorator with a specialisation in graining, marbling and murals, with experience working in textile design. I have been painting my whole life, inspired by artists, music and travel. My art has been featured in gallery exhibitions at Hope Mill and the Howarth Gallery.

 

Inspired by the complex nature of the human face and form, the changeable nature of the urban and industrial landscape, the relationship between light and shadow. Paul's art is inspired by the artists who shaped my own work; from the Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Impressionists like Van Gogh or Freud and Bacon. It is the darkness and complexity of these artists and their works that inspire and permeate my own paintings.

 

I have trained at Rochdale College in contemporary art and textile and pattern design, with two additional years at Oldham College in textile and pattern design. I was also mentored by Tommy Valentine in both the decorative arts (graining and marbling) and fine art and at one time received hands-on tutoring by LS Lowry.

Spitting Nun 70.5x116.5cm by Paul Zajciw exhibted at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Paul Zajciw

Title: Spitting Nun

Medium: Oil on canvas

Manchester XIX, 88x122cm by Paul Zajciw exhibited at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Paul Zajciw

Title: Manchester XIX

Medium: Oil on canvas

Piano Player 91x60cm by Paul Zajciw exhibited at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury

Paul Zajciw

Title: Piano Man

Medium: Oil on canvas

Mrs Fairhurst in homage to Theodore Major

Paul Zajciw

Title: Mrs Fairhurst, homage to Theodore Major

Medium: Oil on canvas

Christine Southworth

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After a rewarding and successful teaching career I took early retirement to fulfil my ambition to become a professional artist working from my own studio in the North of England and in a studio I have in Canada. Several years ago I joined NEO Artist Print Studio;I work there most days producing etchings based on my research and travels. I like to work from life, developing unique interpretations of human and natural forms.

 

My main passion is for drawing, drawing helps me understand the world I live in and is a natural progression to etching. My favourite material to etch on is copper but I do use zinc and solar plates are ideal for any collage based designs. During  my  career  I  have  been  in  many  exhibitions:  Society  of  Women  Artists,  Mall  Galleries,  The  Royal Birmingham, Manchester Academy and many others. My most notable commission was for Diana, Princess of Wales.

 

I have  recently  been  awarded  full  membership  of  the  Manchester  Academy  of  Fine  Arts,  and Society of Women Artists. I received the Barbara Tate Award in the 153rd SWA Annual Exhibition.

Ravenglass by Christine Southworth

Christine Southworth

Title: Ravenglass 4

Media: Oil on board

Girl in a Hat 1 by Christine Southworth

Christine Southworth

Title: Girl in Hat 2

Media: Oil on canvas

Freedom by Christine Southworth

Christine Southworth

Title: Freedom

Media: Oil on board

Calmness

Christine Southworth

Title: Calmness

Media: Oil on board

Mark Beresford

Mark Beresford

Mark Beresford’s oil paintings capture mood and atmosphere of sea, land and city subjects. He likes to pursue subjects that evoke atmosphere, light and ultimately give that ‘sense of the particular place’. 

I remember the cold winter fog would fill the streets and skies of the city. Within this I would see the silhouettes of people, lights of all colour and description filtering through the grey atmosphere, feel it’s busyness,  it’s sense of place, it’s story.

 

Mark  is currently exhibiting in several galleries including London, Cotswolds, Peak District, Berwick on Tweed and Truro. and has  most recently had a collection of works in the Spring Affordable Art Fair , Battersea, London and the Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham Race Course.

Beetham Tower, 42cm x 42cm, oil on canvas board

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Mark Beresford 

Title: BenthamTower II

Media: Oil on canvas board

Moorland Solitude

Mark Beresford
Title: Moorland Solitude
Media: Oil on canvas board

As night draws in  60cm x 45cm

Mark Beresford

Title: As Night Draws In

Media: Oil on canvas board

Central Library Manchester, original art oil on canvas board, 42cm x 42cm

Mark Beresford

Title: Central Library Manchester

Media: Oil on canvas board

John Dean

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I think I have the soul of an artist and the heart of a scientist - or is it the other way round? Perhaps it is better to see them as two sides of the same coin, and in my mind, feeding off each other and giving each other meaning.

After my school and college years I took a break from any idea of further education, but I always knew I would end up with a degree in science, notably physics. I also understood that my principle skill, the talent I was born with was that of an artist, and as much as I ignored it, it was never going to go away. I always saw it as a ‘dark calling’.

I call it that because I find it easy to do faithful figurative drawings, but I am driven to create something more abstract and imaginative. My art to date is trying or struggling to find a balance between the skill of figurative art and dynamic surreal imagery, but there still is the need to capture deeper meanings and give life to my personal philosophies.

Much of my art is concerned with resurrecting the gods. I love the classics and I am fascinated by how the classic gods seem to be personifications of all our drives, emotions, ethics and skills. I muse over how their stories played out on their celestial stage is manifest in our everyday lives.

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John Dean

Title: Demeter, Gates of Hades

Media: Limited edition Print 6/50

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John Dean

Title: Aphrodite, Foam of Life

Medium: Limited Edition Print 21/50

Demeter, Gates of Hades

John Dean

Title: Demetier, Gates of Hades

Media: Acrylic on canvas

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John Dean

Title: Monocot Fields

Media: Limited Edition Print 5/50

Iwan Evans

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Iwan grew up in North Wales where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. He currently lives in Manchester, which has provided him with a great deal of inspiration. He is fascinated with urban spaces and they tend to be the main focus in the majority of his work.

Iwan is heavily influenced by film and directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and strives to give his images a cinematic edge. There is sometimes the suggestion of a subtle narrative and a voyeuristic quality which he attributes to his interest in the work of Edward Hopper.

 

There is a certain amount of tension to Iwan's images. His main subject of work are urban spaces that appear to be deserted or perhaps portray a lone figure. His paintings often have an ethereal quality to them suggesting that they are somewhere in-between reality and a dream state. These factors help to encourage the sense, that perhaps something is not quite right in the image, thus creating a rather dark and brooding atmosphere.

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Iwan Evans

Title: Walk

Media: Oil on canvas

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Iwan Evans

Title: Autumn City

Media: Oil on canvas

Bridge 40_30- Oil On Canvas, at MASA-UK Art Gallery n Bury, Manchester

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Iwan Evans

Title: Bridge

Media: Oil on canvas

Where I go by Iwan Evans at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury

Iwan Evans

Title: Where I go

Media: Oil on paper

Darko Taleski

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"I remember the words that my grandmother always said when she saw me how I hold the pencil and how I traced the first line on paper:

You will be an artist."

 

I started drawing from an early age. Inspiration does not ask me when to came. I get it every time, everywhere, when I walk, when I talk with somebody, when I teach children, when I sleep, when I drink coffee, when I met new people, when I see pleases and thinks over and over again but every time in different way.. Inspiration came like a flash. I remember it and I transform it in an art piece as fast as it come it. Using a storm of emotions during creative process it is my way of giving energy to the art works. 


I usually use acrylic colors mixed with natural materials, paper and cardboard. I like to experiment with different kinds of materials and surfaces. The line in this period is primary in my works. It is usually black one composite with other colors on white background, but the line is always dominated. The line gives a dynamic and more emotion. 

Trough the art I present the feelings of other people on me, as well my feelings to myself.

Darko Taleski, acrylic on canvas board
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Darko Taleski
Title: Composition V
Media: Acrylic on board

Darko Taleski
Title: Into the Deep
Media: Acrylic on canvas board

Wonder by Darko Taleski, part of the Manchester Art Fair 2019 visit us at MASA-UK Art Gallery beforehand
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Darko Taleski

Title: Wonder

Media: Acrylic on canvas (wooden frame)

Darko Taleski
Title: Pink Landscapes 
Media: Acrylic on board

Ferdi Bulut

Ferdi Bulut

Ferdi Bulut, artist from Prilep, Macedonia, graduated faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia, Graphic department. 

 

Ferdi has been working as a cartoonist in a Turkish magazine in Macedonia "Yeni Balkan". He had taken place in several joined exhibitions in Macedonia, Turkey and France. Ferdi works as an art teacher and he is implementing NANSEN model of integrated education working with students from different ethnic background. 

 

He had been in a residence in Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Lately, Ferdi's work has been characterised by figurative art, especially the female figure as a symbol of fertility and life. The figures of the bodies are always shaped from the fabric without precisely defined portraits. Usually the fabric is cut in certain parts, but still the female figure is clearly visible.

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Ferdi Bulut

Title: Desert Rose

Medium: Oil on canvas

Scream by Ferdi Bulut

Ferdi Bulut

Title: Scream

Medium: Oil on canvas

Anna Vchkova 

Anna Vchkova

Ana Vchkova is a young visual artist, who graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, North Macedonia, majoring in creating her art with a set design. 

Expressionist artist, using drippy, fast and harshly rendered figurative representations, focusing on the main subject matter that is the representation of the objective reality through subjective actuality. The materials used, the metal carrier and the non traditional paint play a big role in the depiction of the subject, through modification of the metal, its rendering, polishing and the role it has combined with the painted parts of  the composition.   

Exorcism

Anna Vchkova
Title: Exorcism
Media: Oil on metal

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Anna Vchkova
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Media: Oil on metal

George Clayton

George Clayton has been painting for most of his life in various mediums including watercolour,oils, acrylics and pastels, as well as experimenting with new techniques and combinations of material .

 

In recent times his main subject matter has been the human figure. Whether in portraits or life drawing from a model, the figure is a never ending source of inspiration.

Olga the Blue's Monet by George Clayton

George Clayton

Title: Olga the Blue Monet

Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)

The Irish Girl by George Clayton

George Clayton

Title: Irish Girl

Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)

The Reading Girl by George Clayton

George Clayton

Title: The Reading Lady

Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)

The Laying Nude by George Clayton

George Clayton

Title: The Laying Nude

Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)