• Alexandra Klimas in Landleven Magazine

    Alexandra Klimas paints in tribute to the animal

    A Klimas magaize

    "I'm not an activist"



    Read POG's gift suggestions for Christmas for your loved ones!


    September 2001 - September 2021


  • 'Wind Blown Blough' acrylic and resin on abraded aluminum, 61 x 107 cm


    Dive into David Kessler's work in this Artist in Focus written by Max Feldman!

  • 'Revive' patinated bronze, 34 x 49 x 30 cm


    Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or just standing in the street with a megaphone; there has never been so many ways to make yourself heard as what the 21st century has to offer. The more connected we become, the more reports of loneliness and alienation crowd us out. The ever-present hum of tweets, cancellations and hot takes can leave us cocooned away from our own thoughts and the people around us. Whilst we may artificially seal ourselves away from our emotions, artistic works such as the striking sculptures of the Spanish hyperrealist duo Joan Coderch & Javier Malavia reflect our raw humanity back at us; punching through the walls of our digital oubliettes.

  • 'Golden Mask 3' oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm


    In our always online world, even the most easily provable fact can be drowned out in the never-ending snarl of alternative facts and badly spelled insults rumbling on the web. When you can’t even confidently state that the world is round without risking an argument, it’s safe to say that reality isn’t what it used to be. It takes the crystalline focus of hyperrealism cuts through this seething background noise of life in the 21st century. In the works of Ukrainian born hyperrealist Sergey Piskunov’s however, he playfully and deliberately explores the dichotomy between our exterior and interior realities; blurring them together until they are impossible to separate.

  • 'A Bull on the Hill' oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm

    Artists have been depicting animals for millennia. Yet animals have rarely played the lead role in works of art. Horses have played the role of servant in nearly every painting they have featured in, either dragging a plough or carrying their master.

    In Klimas’ paintings, the relationship between humans and animals is a constant yet indirect element. This relationship is often an interesting one.

  • Let's Get Ready for Christmas! - Volker Kuhn

    Christmas is just around the corner so we have prepared some suggestions by Volker Kuhn that would be an amazing stocking filler! 

  • ‘Trailer with Rocking Horse’ 1974-75 watercolour on paper, 30 X 42 cm
    ‘Trailer with Rocking Horse’ 1974-75 watercolour on paper, 30 X 42 cm

    John Salt was one of the pioneers of the Photorealist movement which took place in the late 1960s and the only non- American one at that. Although Salt did not dwell on either the irony of finding artistic freedom by copying a photograph or on the challenge this use of the photograph was (and still is), not only to art-world prejudices but also to our concept of what an artist is or ought to be. These issues were of course still on his mind and something that him and his peers thought about during the decision-making processes at the beginning of the movement.

    The camera was the perfect tool for these artists, with no agenda (visual or theoretical) it offered freedom from historic modes of realism. It allowed the artists to capture a three-dimensional reality onto a two-dimensional plane which in turn enabled the artists to create exquisitely factual and faithful renderings of the composition they sourced. These artists challenged our concept of both ‘an original’ and of originality.

    Photorealism was primarily about capturing the ‘American Dream’ and although Salt was working with the same process as the other Photorealists and capturing an American way of life, his subject and approach to the genre was quite different to that of his peers. Focusing on run-down areas and beat up vehicles Salt was bringing attention to the parts of the US the rest of the Photorealists overlooked.

  • Feel Like We’re Living in Surreal Times?

    Let These 5 Leading Hyperrealist Artists Ground You
    Javier Banegas 'Dream' oil on board, 150 x 150 cm
    Javier Banegas 'Dream' oil on board, 150 x 150 cm

    Since its founding in 2001, Plus One Gallery has been London’s go-to venue for Hyperrealist art, offering a wide variety of the style by leading artists.

    In our present moment, in which everyday life seems increasingly surreal, hyperrealist art can feel like a welcome visual grounding. But there’s more than one way to capture reality—so whether you’re seeking simulacra street scenes or contemporary still lifes, here are five artists whose work you should know, and can currently be seen either online or by appointment. 

  • An Interview with Maggie Bollaert

    An Interview with Maggie Bollaert

    Hyperrealist artist and co-founder of, Jacques Bodin interviews Maggie Bollaert about Plus One Gallery and Hyperrealism.

  • 'Flatiron Building' Acrylic on board, 73 x 100 cm
    'Flatiron Building' Acrylic on board, 73 x 100 cm
  • The Story Behind the Painting II: Alexandra Klimas



  • Carl Laubin: Elegos

    World Trade Centre – Ground Zero

    Carl Laubin 'Elegos' 2002 Oil on canvas,  182 x 152 cm


    For the first time in 15 years we have on the market 'Elegos' the historically important painting by gallery artist Carl Laubin. This painting depicts the aftermath of the sensless act of the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City. 9/11.

  • All You Need is Love!

    Valentine's Day is only a fortnight away and although your girlfriend/ partner/ wife has told you she isn't bothered this year and Valentine's Day is "stupid" we happen to know differently...

    Here are a few romantic gift idea's from us to you, you can thank us later!

  • Our December Winter Picks

    The ultimate cozy artworks for your living room this winter
    Andres Castellanos 'Limmat River' Acrylic on board, 81 x 130 cm
    Andres Castellanos 'Limmat River' Acrylic on board, 81 x 130 cm

    As we fast approach the winter months, we take a look at some of our top picks for cozying down in your living room with the fire burning... A little inspiration to complete your home.

  • Quick Review


    Born: 1974

    Lives: Rome


    For me there is nothing simpler - I look around and I let myself be inspired by all that surrounds me. So for instance a basket of fruit on a table, a candy store, some glasses on a bar counter etc. They can all become paintings.”




                     'Fruitful Intertwining' Oil on canvas, 60 x 60cm'     


    From as early as Bigioni can remember, he has had the need to draw and paint, “It has always been the form of expression that completed me most.”


    Not coming from a family of artists, his parents were part of the so-called working class. His father, however, had many books dedicated to art and, working as a tailor in the center of Rome, was a friend to several painters (for many of whom he had made clothes). Over the years these artists gifted his father some of their paintings. Many times a young Adolfo would visit these artists with his father - spending hours playing with their paint’s while his father and his friends socialised.


    During high school, he began to study and expand his knowledge on different areas of painting - particularly in the XVI and XVII Sec as well as contemporary artistic movements. Among other forms, he became very fond of the impressionists and, in these high school years, he had his first experience of the hyperrealist movement.


    “I think because of this upbringing it was quite natural for me to direct my studies towards artistic subjects after my secondary schooling.”



                     'Adolfo Bigioni in the studio via KiaraTV Youtube.'


    On what inspires his work..


    “For me there is nothing simpler - I look around and I let myself be inspired by all that surrounds me. So for instance a basket of fruit on a table, a candy store, some glasses on a bar counter etc. They can all become paintings.”


    Once Bigioni decides on the subject, he takes several photos, illuminating the composition in only two ways, with a light perpendicular from the top and from the right. Photography is fundamental to his technique, because it allows him to create a "frame" that stops a moment in which the light never changes.


    When this first part of the work is finished, he begins to draw on the canvas.


    “I make sure the drawing is very detailed,not a simple sketch of the forms. It can take between two or three days to do this. A single painting can be worked with different techniques. Some parts can be made with veils of color, other parts with grisaille (a monochromatic base on which the color is then veiled) and other parts still "Alla Prima", that is, without subsequent veiling.”


    Bigioni was a medical illustrator by trade before deciding to be pursue art full time. In his own words there are 2 reasons why he decided to gradually abandon medical illustration for painting.


    The first reason lies in the fact that the field of illustration in which he worked was intimately linked to scientific interpretation, and therefore left little or nothing to creative expression. It could be argued that hyperrealism is also intimately linked to reality he says. But he argues that it is a reality that comes from him and from his imagination in the creation of subjects.


    “The objects I paint are real, but I decide how to interpret them, in medical-surgical illustration there is no arbitrariness - it is the science which dictates the rules, and ultimately what you draw or paint.”


    The second reason he decided to change was that this type of illustration is progressively and inexorably moving into the digital realisations, and, even if he is sure that in this context it is a fundamental help, as far as Bigioni is concerned, the computer is definitely not the tool with which to replace pencils and brushes to illustrate or, more generally, make figurative art.


    On why he decided to focus on still life..


    Still life tends to be the main focus of Bigioni’s work. He puts this down to the fact that still life allows him, rather than other themes, to stage both the analogy and the difference between reality and artistic representation, to reveal a different point of view compared to those things, to those objects that we usually do not pay attention to, which pass under our eyes every day and on which we pose a distracted look.


    “Objects that, perhaps, we have had in our hands hundreds of times and not once have aroused our interest as observers. Here, I place them in the center of a canvas and suddenly they are no longer objects, but are transformed into subjects that awaken, in those who look at them, an attention that becomes, sometimes, even redundant, as if, suddenly, you go to fill all the previous "distraction".”



    We asked Adolfo to talk about his painting ‘The company of Bacchus’



                     'The company of Bacchus' Oil on canvas, 60 x 60cm'     


    “If you look at the painting, you can immediately consider a classic still life with a fruit composition, but if you look carefully, you can see that the fruits are placed inside a container for salt. When I spoke of analogy and difference between reality and artistic representation, I also meant this, the objects represented are real, but the composition is not so truthful, because for us a salt cellar is destined to contain salt and not fruit. Yet no one has ever challenged this thing. This, for me, means that my intent, to change the point of view of what is represented, has succeeded. Do not look at the individual objects that make up the picture, but look at the harmony of the painting and the whole composition becomes a single subject. We are inclined to grant to the artistic representation what might appear incongruent in reality.”


    On who has influenced his work..


    Bigioni says that every artist he appreciates influences his work. A few artists however, stand out for him.


    For instance, he says however that without a doubt one of the most fundamental painters for his formation was Caravaggio. Bigioni was especially struck by the paintings of his most tormented period, after his flight from Rome. The chiaroscuro so "plastic" and the masterly use of the shadow and the light that he puts in opposition is like the dichotomy of good and bad. Carvaggio made him appreciate the darkness, a theme which is prevalent in a lot of Bigioni’s uses as a setting in most of my paintings.


    Another artist who certainly influenced him is Edward Hopper, another master of light. But, while the light of Caravaggio is a divine light, cutting, which "sculpts" the figures of his paintings, to literally tear them from the darkness, in Hopper is a light more than ever earthly, indeed, in his nocturnal paintings, even artificial  but that creates those typical atmospheres that tell stories and to which cinematography was very inspired.


    Finally, Bigioni states

    ‘if we consider hyperrealism as a rib of Pop Art, it is inevitable to think of the influences deriving from the typical themes of that artistic context (for example, the Campbell jars by Andy Warhol or, again, the colors and comics of Roy Lichtenstein etc.).’


    Plus One Gallery are proud to represent Adolfo & appreciate him investing his time for our Artist In Focus series.










  • The Story Behind the Painting I: Denis Ryan

    We all know how interesting it can be to hear the stories behind the paintings we see hung on the wall of a gallery or in someone's home, so much context unbeknown to the viewer from a simple glance and although there can be great pleasure in the freedom of interpretation, the artist's story can often be far more interesting than you could ever have imagined. I have decided to begin a series 'The Story Behind the Painting' on our blog to allow our readers a little insight into some of the minds and works of the artists that create the painstakingly, hyperrealistic artworks we have available at Plus One Gallery.

    Gallery artist Denis Ryan is to begin this series for us today with his watercolour painting 'The King of Soho - Raymond's Revue Bar'.

  • Artist in Focus: Young-sung Kim


    "What I am pursuing is an extreme hyperrealism that surpasses any reality - more real than photographs and high-definition monitors, Finally, more real than real!"


                                                                                                                                                    -Young-sung Kim


    Quick Review

    Born: 1973, Seoul, Korea
    Lives:  NYC & South Korea 

    Work: In his own words, Kim aims to create 'not only the best, but also, the most unique hyperrealistic art in the world'. He's been represented by Plus One Gallery since 2016. His pieces are known for the extreme attention to detail, a lifelike quality beyond the detail seeable to the human eye.




                      '[NOTHING. LIFE. OBJECT]' Oil on canvas, 117 x 73cm'     

    Young-sung Kims' fascination with art began at a young age, with a 9-year old Kim experimenting with drawing specimens of a cicadas (small jumping bugs). He remembers both the positive emotions associated with the painting and the disappointment he felt when he knew it wasn't the best it could be. 


    This drive for perfectionism is ever present in his work. A manifestation of  this search for the ultimate realism,  Kim scores his paintings on a 100 point scale every time he finishes one. No painting has passed the 90 mark. Kim employs a staunch methodology which involves drawing and planning for new pieces, taking photographs, preparing the canvas, sketching, drawing and then beginning the painting - initially with small brushes working up to larger and larger - most often for 12 hours per day.


                             "It usually takes 3 to 10 months per piece, my longest took 3 years."


    His technique with photography, offers an insight into how he creates amazing depth in his paintings. He photographs his small subjects (insects, fish, animals) using the best camera and macro-lens combination, enabling him to capture detail often unseeable to the human eye.



                      'Young-sung Kim in the studio - via his Instagram @_y_kim'

    As mentioned, Kim's pieces are often focused on the macro - insects, bugs, fish and small animals. These have been the focus of his "Nothing. Life. Object." series which began in 2006. Why this obsession with small living creatures? Kim says the reason is bifold. Firstly, a conscious effort to have his own theme & object of focus - they offer a unique consciousness and dramatic hyperreality that no other artists deal with. Secondly, he uses this contrasting subject matter to illustrate a distinction between the living and the material - positing the viewer to question the relationship between material value and living creatures as 'objects'.


    Through his paintings, Young-Sung Kim visually critiques the way in which we place "value" on objects both commercially and ethically. Using contrasting subject matter, Kim illustrates the distinction between the living and the material.  Kim seeks for the viewer to question the meaning and "value" of living creatures in our modern society.



                      '[NOTHING. LIFE. OBJECT]' Oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm'


    For example, in this piece Kim uses 'life' (The Frog - a representation of nature) as a juxtaposition to the 'object' (The Bolt - a representation of man).


    Kim says that he will continue his hyperrealist paintings into the future, focusing on small animals such as mice and cockroaches. He is also planning to work in Sculpture, Installation & Kinetics.


    Clearly a talent, we're looking forward to what Young-sung Kim creates next. 

  • Hiperrealisme | 21 Jun - 30 Sept | Museu del Tabac, Andorra

    The exhibition opened last Thursday, Andorran press flooded the space whilst gallery director Maggie Bollaert discussed the evolution of Hyperrealism over the past decade with Debora Ribas of the Museu del Tabac. Maggie then gave a tour of the exhibition which spans four levels of the old Tabacco factory, three rooms dedicated to the three main groups of painting style as well as sculptures on the mezzanine and three large paintings in the entrance hall.

    The exhibition has been a great success thus far and we continue to receieve positive feedback from the Museum. This must- see show will run until 30th September so if you have the opportunity to visit Andorra don't miss viewing the best in Hyperrealism today.


    More images to follow!

  • Plus One Gallery, The Piper Building
  • Hyperrealism: Resources for the Artist
  • Happy Mother's Day!

    She's looked after you all this time, make sure she knows she special!
    Ben Schonzeit 'Dusky Rose' Acrylic on linen, 183 x 213.4 cm
    Ben Schonzeit 'Dusky Rose' Acrylic on linen, 183 x 213.4 cm

    Mother's Day is just around the corner and we have some lovely paintings which would make excellent gifts. Have a scroll down and see if anything takes your fancy.

  • Winter Show

     A look around Plus One Gallery’s annual group show – the best way to see in the new year!


  • Photorealism of the 1960s
  • The tradition of still life
  • Artist in Focus: Javier Banegas

    “There are so many visions of reality as people interpret stimuli in so many ways, and this, in the case of painting, produces a multitude of different results, all equally valid. There is no one reality, only our interpretation of it.”

    - Javier Banegas

  • Artist in Focus: Tom Betts

    "Light in my work is meant to seem transitory like a story that takes a few moments to tell then fades into memory. Watching these tales of light flicker and come together to build something so beautiful and subtle is the reason I paint and seeing the life grow from it continues to feed my desire to understand and relate it.”

    - Tom Betts

  • Javier Banegas Private View

    Last night we had the private view for gallery artist Javier Banegas' solo show 'Colour Notion'. It was a lovely bright and warm night which was perfect in this cold weather and it was wonderful to see lots of new faces!

  • As we approach Christmas we wanted to give you a rundown of our top picks for November; including Tom Martin’s new sculpture ‘The Time is Now IV’ which features his iconic money roses and broken vase suspended in time. We also have two great exhibitions coming up. Starting with Javier Banegas’ solo show opening with a private view on the 7th November.


    In December we have a solo show by Volker Kuhn, showcasing his wonderful, eclectic and humours mini scenes. Don’t miss your chance to get your Christmas presents early, as they make great gifts!


    We hope to see you at the gallery soon!

  • Artist in Focus: Paul Beliveau

    “My interest in books goes beyond their content, I collect them, I pile them up, I photograph them, I paint them, I even invent them… In fact, it is the whole book itself – its essence – that I love. I consider this object to be exceedingly meaningful.”

    -          Paul Beliveau




    Young-sung Kim’s breath taking still life paintings have been featured on the Mail Online and they are impressing everyone as much as they did us, when he first walked into the gallery two years ago. 

  • Francesco Stile 'Disco' 70 x 110 cm, Oil on canvas
    Francesco Stile 'Disco' 70 x 110 cm, Oil on canvas

    As we approach the end of summer we wanted to take a look at all the exciting events coming up this Autumn, alongside some of our favourite picks for the colder months. We will be showcasing artists that capture the mood and light of this time and offer events to see you right through to Christmas!


    ‘Surface Shimmer’ Acrylic on abraded aluminium on wood, 112 x 162.5 cm


    Quick Review

    Born: 1950, Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA.
    Studied: 1975, M.F.A, The San Francisco Art Institute.  1972, Outstanding Graduate in Studio Art, Arizona State University.
    Work: David Kessler’s paintings are exquisitely paradoxical, the flat painted surface being contrasted against the striking illusion of depth and space.

  • Gallery News!

    Simon Hennessey wins the acrylic paint category of the Jackson Painting prize 2017

    'Underground Distortion' acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107 cm

  • The Far Road’ Pencil on paper, 47 x 70 cm
    The Far Road’ Pencil on paper, 47 x 70 cm
  • Morning Light, Departure of 'Patricia' Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
    Morning Light, Departure of 'Patricia' Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
  • 'Composition in Primary Colours' Oil on panel, 55 x 198 cm


    Quick Review

    Born: 1974, Madrid Spain 
    Studied:  1998, Bachelor of Fine Arts - University of Madrid 

    Work: Banegas produces close-up still life depictions of items that have been altered by the presence of humans. Working mainly with oil on board or canvas, Banegas produces some of the most spectacular hyper-realistic paintings, while still giving his viewers room for personal interpretation. 
    Selected publications: 2008 ‘The Railroad in Art. Printmaking in the XIX – XXI Centuries’, edited by: Spanish Railroad Foundation 2007 ‘Train in the Spanish Painting’, edited by: Rene, Communication, Branding and Advertising Direction.

  • 'Primary Colours' Oil on canvas, 91 x 152 cm
    'Primary Colours' Oil on canvas, 91 x 152 cm

    Artist in Focus: Francois Chartier


    Quick Review

    BORN: 1950, Montreal, Canada.

    LIVES: Montreal, Canada.

    WORK: Chartier started out working for a sign company that introduced him to using airbrush in the early 70s. During this role, he became familiar with typography, photography, illustration and print. He then went on to become an art director and illustrator in magazine publishing and advertising, working for such well-established Canadian agencies as Vickers & Benson (now Arnold Worldwide Canada) and creating the visual concept for Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” and “O” in Las Vegas. After 30 years in the advertising world, in 2000, he started to paint full time.

  • Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami
    Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami

    With his solo show in full swing, we take a look at what influences his practice and why painting the places he has been is so important to him.

  • Summer Picks at Plus One Gallery

    A quick round up of our Summer picks to welcome in the weather!

  • Single Tile
    Single Tile
  • Buy Me Love
    Buy Me Love

    With Tom Martin's solo exhibition 'Perpetual Motion' in full swing, we want to take a moment to look at what influences his practice.


    Tom Martin: Perpetual Motion


    Last night was the opening of Tom Martin's solo exhibition, 'Perpetual Motion'.

    Thank you to everyone that joined us, it was a great evening, enjoyed by all.

    Martin's exhibition is now open to the public and will run until 10th June, 2017,  we hope to see you there.

  • 'Limmat River', 81 x 130 cm, Acrylic on board
    'Limmat River', 81 x 130 cm, Acrylic on board

    Castellanos started his career as the official copyist at the Prado Museum in Madrid, a city he continues to live and work in today. Whilst working at the museum he gained the opportunity to learn from some of the great masters, citing Velazquez, Goya and Ruben as his main influences. As well as painting commissioned portraits, Castellanos paints landscapes (often in portrait) centred around a key focal point whether that is a tree or figure. Despite this, Castellanos doesn’t see himself as a thematic painter, instead taking inspiration from day to day life around him. He says of his work: “when you’re painting you forget everything, it is the previous moments that differ from each other”.

  • Artist in Focus: Steve Whitehead

    With his beautiful use of light and horizons again part of the wonderful mix here at Plus One Gallery, we take a look at the influences and training that make Steve Whitehead's paintings so captivating.

  • Works to Watch

    Angus McEwan

    'Looking for the Sun', 52.5 x 63.5cm, Watercolour on paper


    Over the past 30 years Angus McEwan has become entranced by the materiality of his medium as well as his subject. He enjoys exploring textures and surfaces with watercolour and has grown fond of anything which is transient in our environment.

    The fugitive nature of life, and in fact of all things, means everything is constantly in a state of flux and McEwan aims to capture those moments through his paintings.

    "The more aged, decrepit or falling apart my subject matter is, the more important it is to capturing those never to be repeated moments lost in time."

    - Angus McEwan

  • 'Frankfurter', 51 x 51 cm, 2015, Acrylic on gessoed board with gold leaf

    'Water Cooler Cup', 25 x 25 cm, 2016, Acrylic on canvas with gold leaf


    Cynthia Poole was born in Zimbabwe, originally trained as an architect. She has a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Westminster (London) and worked for various architectural practices, including Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw and Norman Foster Associates as well as becoming a digital graphic artist for architectural visualisations before returning to painting.

  • 'Place Setting 2' Acrylic on gessoed board with gold leaf, 91 x 91 cm


    Cynthia Poole was born in Zimbabwe, originally trained as an architect. She has a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Westminster (London) and worked for various architectural practices, including Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw and Norman Foster Associates as well as becoming a digital graphic artist for architectural visualisations before returning to painting.

  • Gallery News!

    Carl Laubin is announced as the Winner of the 2017 Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition, in te Fine Art Category.
  • Private View

    Cynthia Poole: Gold Pieces & other Explorations


    Last night was the opening of Cynthia Poole's solo exhibition, 'Gold Pieces & other Explorations'

    Thank you to everyone that joined us, it was a great evening, enjoyed by all.

    Poole's exhibition is now open to the public and will run until 15th April, 2017,  we hope to see you there.


  • 'Greenwich Village Cinema' Acrylic on paper, 40 x 61 cm


    His career began in advertising and film animation.  Successfully combining both, Denis Ryan worked on award-winning films as well as numerous TV and film commercials.

    Ryan has a strong emotional attachment to the city and the recurrent motifs in many of his paintings reflect this, particularly his recent series of neon signs.  He deliberately rejects obvious beauty to search out the essence of ordinary objects and scenes to create richly coloured luminous paintings devoid of human presence, full of possibility and radiant light.


    'On Location' Oil on linen, 105 x 160 cm


    David Finnigan an artist currently based in the U.K. His paintings are the result of his reaction to some of the ephemera and the momentary that we all experience. Finnigan wants all the work he creates; sketches, studies and paintings, to be poetic, maybe dissonant even, beautiful and occasionally challenging. He aims to remain brutally aware of the power that painting can have.

  • Spring Picks at Plus One Gallery

    What better way to celebrate the change in season than with our top Spring selection, brighten up your home this month!

  • 'Lost Souls of the City'
    'Lost Souls of the City'

    Simon Hennessey has been represented by Plus One Gallery since 2002. His paintings continue to develop down new and interesting paths, primarily focusing on the human figure (mainly eyes) and reflection.

  • Plus One Gallery's Top 5 picks this month




  • Our 2017 Winter Show is now officially open. The private view was fun, full of familier faces and lots of new ones. 

    Whilst the show is on, we will be having a programme of interviews with some of the artist in the show. Check back here every Wednesday for updates!

  • Winter Show: Artists

    An Interview with David Wheeler
    Winter Show: Artists

    Throughout the Winter Show we will be focusing on the works and practices of some of our gallery artists featured in the exhibition

    This week we look at the work of David Wheeler, a Yorkshire man whose love of Italy is evident in his work.

  • Winter Show: Artists

    An Interview with JKB Fletcher
    Winter Show: Artists

    Our Winter Show proramme continues with an interview with JKB Fletcher.

    This week it is the work of well the travelled JKB Fletcher; who brings a sense of place and time into is work.  

  • Winter Show

    We would like to invite you to the private view of our annual Winter Show.

    We look forward to seeing you there. 


    from everyone here at Plus One gallery: Maggie, Colin, Rosie, Scarlett and Archie



  • A Sentimental Journey

    Carl Laubin's journey in the creation of his solo show
    'Walhalla' 2016, Oil on canvas, 61 x 86 cm
    'Walhalla' 2016, Oil on canvas, 61 x 86 cm




  • New destination on the Grand Tour

    RIBA J article written by Hugh Pearman
    Befreiungshalle, 110x190cm, oil on canvas
    Befreiungshalle, 110x190cm, oil on canvas

    A Sentimental Journey, painter Carl Laubin’s latest show, sees him venture beyond his favoured traditionalist architecture into early modernism

  • ‘Befreiungshalle’ 2016, Oil on canvas, 110 x 190 cm
    ‘Befreiungshalle’ 2016, Oil on canvas, 110 x 190 cm

    During his solo exhibition 'A Sentimental Journey', we catch up with Carl Laubin to discuss the inspiration behind his complex and highly technical paintings and how he became an artist specialising in pristine architectual renderings of buildings.

    Laubin's current exhibition portrays his research and the passion he holds for the architecture, paintings and drawings of Leo von Klenze; Laubin's latest Capricci is on show at the gallery as part of 'A Sentimental Journey' until 16th Decemeber. Included in the exhibition are paintings  of a hypothetical project Léon Krier was working on based on Le Corbusier’s 1925 Pessac housing “revisioned”.  The three main paintings are based on one of Léon’s sketches who has replanned the neighbourhood in Pessac.



  • Carl Laubin: A Sentimental Journey Private View

    With guest speaker Prof. Adrian von Buttlar
    Carl Laubin: A Sentimental Journey Private View

    On Tuesday evening friends, colleagues, clients and artists came from far and wide to join us for the opening of Carl Laubin's solo exhibition, 'A Sentimental Journey'. The show contains 57 artworks made up of drawings and oil paintings dedicated to the work of architects Leo von Klenze and Le Corbusier. 

  • Countdown to the Carl Laubin Show!

    Carl Laubin: A Sentimental Journey
    Countdown to the Carl Laubin Show!

    Private view for Carl Laubin's solo show is only 4 days away! Don't miss it: Tuesday 22nd 6pm - 8pm

  • November News

    Christmas is fast approaching, so Plus One Gallery wanted to share with you our top November picks!

    Last Tuesday we held the opening of Elena Molinari's solo exhibition 'The Alchemy of the Everyday' the evening unveiled her latest still life paintings which were very well received by all. The event was a great success! 




  • Elena Molinari Interview

    Exhibition 'The Alchemy of the Everyday' runs until 19th November
    Berries and Blue Cloth, 97 x 146 cm, Oil on canvas
    Berries and Blue Cloth, 97 x 146 cm, Oil on canvas

    During here solo exhibition 'The Alchemy of the Everyday', we catch up with Molinari to discuss the inspiration behind her exquisite paintings.


    Born in Montevideo, Elena Molinari is best known for her still life paintings of fruit and vegetables, often placed in fruit bowls or alongside glass vases and silk cloths. Molinari works mostly with oil on canvas and is also renowned for her glossy, highly finished paintings of crumpled coca-cola cans. Since 1996, she has lived and worked in Spain, working as an Arts Professor at the University of Madrid. She has enjoyed success beyond Spain, both in her native Uruguay and in galleries across the world. 

  • Private View: Elena Molinari: The Alchemy of the Everyday

    Thank you to everyone that came to the private view of Elena Molianri's solo show on Tuesday.

    We want to welcome everyone to see this beautiful show which will run till the 19th November.

    There is pleanty of time to make the journey south of the river, so there is no excuse to miss it!


  • by Patricia Osborne
    'The Visit' Oil on canvas 97 x 146 cm
    'The Visit' Oil on canvas 97 x 146 cm

    Not long now until the private view for Elena Molinari : The Alchemy of the Everyday.

    Don't miss it!

    Tuesday 25th October 6pm - 8pm

  • "One Moment in Time" – Acrylic on aluminium composite panel, 85 x 120cm
    "One Moment in Time" – Acrylic on aluminium composite panel, 85 x 120cm

    Tom Martin's body of work rebels against the use of photography in hyperrealism and is instead more representative of a more considered version of reality. By playing with colour and scale, Martin produces images that are perceived to be real but cannot exist photographically.  We catch up with Martin and discuss why he prefers to distance his creative process from the restraints of a digital camera.

  • "Couple" – Oil on canvas, 97 x 146cm
    "Couple" – Oil on canvas, 97 x 146cm

    Plus One Gallery is delighted to announce the forthcoming solo show by gallery artist Elena Molinari. ‘The Alchemy of the Everyday’ will showcase her latest still life paintings which continue to explore new textures. 


    Private view Tuesday 25th October 6 – 8pm

    26th October – 12th November 2016

  • "Hirams" by Mark Oberndorf - Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 76cm
    "Hirams" by Mark Oberndorf - Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 76cm

    For centuries, the American dream has attracted people from all over the world, lured by the promise of a better way of life. However, as history has progressed, faith in the American dream has diminished, tainted by the scepticism and doubt of modern society. Many artists have been inspired by the American dream. Some interpret optimism, hope and patriotism in their work, while others portray the dream as an unattainable illusion.

  • 'Susan the Cow' by Alexandra Klimas – Oil on canvas, 70 x 120cm
    'Susan the Cow' by Alexandra Klimas – Oil on canvas, 70 x 120cm

    We have now settled into our new home at Battersea Reach and with the Opening Show a success, we are getting ready for the cosiest time of the year. It has been an exciting year so far and it doesn't look to be slowing down with some fabulous new works. As well as solo shows for Elena Molinari and Carl Laubin and not forgetting our annual Winter Show in February.

  • Plus One Gallery Official Opening Show

    On Tuesday evening friends, colleagues, clients and artists came from far and wide to join in the celebration of our relocation to Battersea Reach. The group show contains almost 100 artworks from 45 different artists, with a rich variety of styles and genres gracing the walls of Plus One Gallery.

  • "Summer Passion" by Francois Chartier - Oil on canvas, 91 x 204cm
    "Summer Passion" by Francois Chartier - Oil on canvas, 91 x 204cm

    We are delighted to launch the opening show at our new premises in Battersea Reach where a range of exquisite hyperrealist art will be on display.

    Private Viewing Tuesday 20th September, 2016

    6 - 9 pm

    The official launch will be conducted by the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field at 7pm.

  • "American Classic" – Watercolour on paper, 37 x 54 cm
    "American Classic" – Watercolour on paper, 37 x 54 cm

    It’s not simply a case of remembering the past. Nostalgia is far more immersive and, in one sense, escapist. Because of this, even in the most avant-garde contemporary art, nostalgia is often an underlying theme. Let's explore how it relates to hyperrealism works.

  • "Horizon" by Rogerio Timoteo - Marble, 30 x 72 x 15 cm
    "Horizon" by Rogerio Timoteo - Marble, 30 x 72 x 15 cm

    In celebration of our new space at Battersea Reach, we take a closer look at the work of three of our newest artists.

  • "Still Dreaming Edition 5/12" - Bronze, 44.5 x 71 x 21 cm
    "Still Dreaming Edition 5/12" - Bronze, 44.5 x 71 x 21 cm

    Quick Review
    Born: 1964, Nebraska
    Studied: MA in Sculpture at Royal College of Art, London
    Work: Thomas Ostenberg's sculptures explore the theme of motion and balance, reflecting his personal search for emotional and spiritual equilibrium. For him, the work "touches on the moment of stepping into the unknown and doing so willingly."

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    Battersea Reach offers visitors easy access to the rest of London, whether you are travelling by tube, train, bus or car. To find Plus One Gallery, please follow the instructions in this post.

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