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JAMES BALMFORTH
JAMES CAPPER
NATHAN CASH DAVIDSON
BOBBY DOWLER
CHRISTOPHER GREEN
OLIVER GRIFFIN
SHAUN McDOWELL


JAMES BALMFORTH (born 1980)

Balmforth’s sculptures are self-defeating monuments; icons of failure. The work exhibited here extends
the artists intervention into the lives and functions of objects and materials. A dagger, associated with
the power to take another life, harbours a hidden vulnerability to that which it is designed to attack.
The dagger's blade is cast from Gallium, a metal that melts on contact with skin, therefore undermining
the object's symbolic power and creating a new relationship to the body based on mutual influence.
The use of Gallium introduces a significant theme in Balmforth’s work; the hidden life of matter, its
secret complexities and failures.

Lives and works in Peckham, London.

Exhibitions include - I heart 3D (group, Christies, London 2012), Sculpture al Fresco II (group, Great
Fosters, Ascot 2012), New Order - British Art Today (group, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013).


JAMES CAPPER (born 1987)

Capper makes drawings, maquettes and machines. Mechanical processes are central to Cappers work
and he is interested in the innovations of early engineering. Capper is inspired by the contributions made
to engineering by prolific inventor Robert Gilmour Le Tourneau (1888–1969).

Lives and works in Peckham, London.

Exhibitions include - YES Young English Sculptors (group, Fundaziun Not Vital, Ardez, 2012), Pertaining
to things natural (group, London 2012), Hydraulic Power Tools (solo, The Armory Show, Hannah Barry
booth, New York, 2013), New Order - British Art Today (group, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013).


NATHAN CASH DAVIDSON (born 1988)

Cash Davidson is an artist and lyricist. He makes paintings featuring diverse figures such as King Henry
VIII, Mr. Punch, George Bush and Ali G. Characters from historical and popular culture, as well as the
artist's own family members meld with animated gargoyles and mournful mythological creatures in
otherworldly forests, cathedrals, desert islands and council estates.

Lives and works in Peckham, London.

Exhibitions include - Burlesque in which we've thrown it on its head (solo, Parasol Unit, London, 2011),
New Order - British Art Today (group, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013).


BOBBY DOWLER (born 1983)

Dowler deconstructs canvases and stretcher frames in order to reform them with accumulated tools
and materials. These procedures stimulate unconventional decisions and techniques, helping to guide
a work towards an eventual completion.

Lives and works in Peckham, London.

Exhibitions include - For Mad Men Only! (two-person, Hannah Barry, London, 2013), two-person
show in the New Talent section, Art Brussels 2013, Paint As You Like And Die Happy! (Curator,
group, Fokidos, Athens, 2013).


CHRISTOPHER GREEN (born 1983)

Green makes paintings informed by revision and reinterpretation; the experience of living in the
world and working in the studio. The finished works; left open - and ambiguous in the process of
their creation - are worked on without regard for 'a whole' or in accordance with any singular,
fixed statement of intent. He is co-founder of the Library of Independent Exchange (www.l-i-e.co.uk),
a roving arts reference library and events space.

Lives and works in Peckham, London.

Exhibitions include - Nothing Fixed (group, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, 2011), For Mad Men
Only (two-person, Hannah Barry, London 2013), two-person show in the New Talent section, Art Brussels
2013, Paint As You Like And Die Happy! (group, Fokidos, Athens, 2013).


OLIVER GRIFFIN (born 1983)

Griffin’s archive of work includes the psycho-geographical observation and documentation of the
environment experienced by the photographer. Griffin scavenges his own everyday life for used
objects and remnants, and then rigorously catalogues them.

Lives and works in South-East London.

Exhibitions include - ES9 (solo, London 2011), Exercises in Failure (Curator, group, Son Gallery,
London 2011), The Oliver Griffin Archive (solo, London 2013), Ed Ruscha Books and Co (group,
Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2013).


SHAUN McDOWELL (born 1981)

McDowell, a sensual mark-maker and colourist, has often worked to create distinct series of works
using different materials and applications in each body - acrylic paint applied by hand, oil stick
drawn and smudged, oil paint applied wet on dry, building up layers of clear independent marks
that form a whole. Although McDowell’s paintings may at times be inspired by a model or a
landscape, in their appearance, his apparently abstract paintings offer little to no context or
reference outside the immediate experience of viewing the artworks themselves.

Lives and works in Peckham, London.

Exhibitions include - Confessions and Love Pictures (solo, Hannah Barry, London, 2008),
Visible/Invisible (group, Parasol Unit, London, 2010), Nothing Fixed (Curator, group,
Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, 2011) The Souvenir (solo, Hannah Barry, London 2012),
Paint As You Like And Die Happy! (group, Fokidos, Athens, Greece, 2013).