Plus One Gallery

Hyperrealism Now!: See the first new hyperrealist works of 2012 in this group show featuring 16 prominent artists.

22 February - 17 March 2012
 
Plus One Gallery’s cream of the crop, sixteen of the best hyperrealist artists in the world, bring their first 
new works of 2012 to Plus One Gallery’s February exhibition Hyperrealism Now! Hyperrealism, a 
genre that tends to elicit double takes, wonderment and deep admiration (in that order) will now bring 
forth further surprises as with the New Year, Plus One introduces their newest artist JKB Fletcher 
whose “Dirty Faces” portraits opens the dialogue for what lies beneath photorealism. Further new 
beginnings are emerging amongst the artists.

Tom Martin for one, talks of his newest painting of a nubile nude posing on a KitKat wrapper: “Essentially
I’m trying to look for ways to create a situation whereby things are believably real, yet impossible.”

Much anticipated, too, are the new reflective still lives by Steve Smulka! The same anticipation can be said
for the new pencil drawings by Scottish urban artist Paul Cadden who in association with Plus 
One Gallery in the last year has attracted attention as far afield as from Japanese television networks. 
We’d like to say, “Stay tuned!” for more.

In addition to the above artists, in Hyperrealism Now you will enjoy the best of hyperrealism in the shape 
of…

…cityscape artists, Christian Marsh and Luis Perez:
Luis explains his latest piece: “It is another step in my "Snow Series" where I keep working and challenging 
myself on the quality of light in snowy urban scenes and I think one of my hardest works so far!”
And with Christian we look forward to the warmer months: “With my painting I have captured a mother and 
her two children making the most of a summers day by the side of the Thames in London.

…landscape artists, Carl Laubin and Simon Harling:

Carl tells us: “I am having a break from architecture after an intensive year painting it and before launching 
into another. I’m recharging the spirit, the eye and the hand by looking at landscape.”
And there will also be new works from Paul RobertsMike Francis and Mike Briscoe. Three different 
Brits who all merge portrait with scenery in transfixing exactitude, and how absolutely stunning their 
new pieces are.

Mike Francis mentions the inspiration for his intimate painting of a swimming pool featuring two women 
taking late afternoon tipples: “Drinks at the pool” is a regular occurrence at the pool of an Italian villa in 
Tuscany, visited every summer.”

Equally atmospheric is Mike Briscoe’s new painting in his series of Seaside Hotels, set during early 
evening.

…and joining Smulka in the still life category: Pedro CamposCesar Santander and Cynthia Poole
each enormously impressive.

Cynthia Poole will show 1 new painting from a new series named Advertising Gestures – what to expect are 
mouthwatering pieces, think buttery toast with marmalade and delicious ice cream scoops to follow… yummy, 
but always with symbolic meaning.

Another treat on display to expect; British sculptor Steve West’s newest bronze piece along with Simon 
Hennessey
’s latest painting keeping an eye on the pulse of hyperrealism!

This is the first of two group shows taking place at Plus One Gallery in 2012 amidst a fine selection of solo 
shows throughout the year.