Sibthorp Medici 2007

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<ul><li> 1. Fletcher SibthorpMedici Gallery </li></ul> <p> 2. Fletcher SibthorpS E L E C T E D WO R K S 3rd - 24th May 2007Medici Gallery5 Cork StreetLondon W1S 3LQ t: +44 (0)20 7495 2565e: info@medicigallery.co.ukw: www.medicigallery.co.uk 3. SOLO EXHIBITIONS1992In Motion - London, UK 2000Quiet Space - The China Club, Hong Kong2000Flamenco I - Tokyo, Japan2002Flamenco II - Tokyo, Japan2004Flamenco III - Kyoto, Japan2005Passion - Studies in Dance - Cork Street Gallery, London, UK2006Selected Works - Medici Gallery, London, UK Selected Works - Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan2007Selected Works - Medici Gallery, London, UK DEDICATIONI would like to thank the all the people who have been inspirational in my work.A special thanks to the staff and performers at The Royal Ballet, without whose generous cooperation,artistic vision and accomplishment, many of these paintings would not have been realised. 4. INTRODUCTIONBorn 1967, in Hertfordshire, Fletcher displayed noticeable artistic talent and keen interest in the arts from an early age. Having graduated with Honours from Kingston School of Art in 1989, he invested his energies in exploring the concept of movement and capturing its subsequent effect on the human form. This naturally led to his exploring the challenging theme of sport and his near-abstract portrayals of gymnasts and atheletes - culminating in his first solo show - In Motion, in London, 1992.Fletcher was approached by Sadlers Wells in 1995, wanting him to produce a painting for the Flamenco troupe Paco Pea. They felt that the movement and expressive quality in his work complemented the passion and the strength of Flamenco. He has long since continued to be inspired by dance as a subject, regularly exhibiting in Japan, where he is much admired and collected and, more recently, also in the UK, where he has won several awards for his limited-edition prints.In this, his second solo Exhibition at The Medici Gallery, Fletcher resumes where he left off in 2006 - with his vivid figurative studies and paintings. This year, more so than ever before, he has focused on the balletic aspect of dance - both modern and classical. In his new paintings, he captures the strength and elegant poise of dancers - solo or borne by ethereal partners; of muscle tone, draped fabric and dramatic lighting - all against simple backdrops. In addition to ballet pieces, Fletcher is also particularly noted for his striking Flamenco paintings, some new pieces of which are also featured as part of this exhibition. To interpret weight, form, light and then the flow and line of the human form is thechallenge.To be able to create the body with as much economy as possible, like GustavKlimts drawings, is the ultimate goal. As a figurative painter, I like the way you areinvolving the viewer. You are asking them to interpret and add their own experiencesto the painting. People cannot help but associate, or relate to a figurative work.Fletcher Sibthorp 5. (1.) Chroma I / AluminiumOil and pastel on board48 x 48 INCHES / 122 x 122 CM 6. (2.) Chroma I StudyCharcoal on drawing film 25 x 22 INCHES / 62.5 x 55.5 CM 7. (3.) Chroma II / Yellow Disc RisingOil and pastel on board48 x 37 INCHES / 122 x 94.5 CM 8. (4.) Chroma II Study Charcoal on drawing film 30 x 18 INCHES / 75 x 45 CM 9. (5.) Danse Grande Vitesse I Mixed media on board 47 x 45 INCHES / 119 x 114 CM 10. (6.) Danse Grande Vitesse I Study Charcoal on drawing film 26 x 20 INCHES / 65 x 51 CM 11. (7.) Danse Grande Vitesse II Mixed media on board 54 x 46 INCHES / 138 x 117 CM 12. (8.) Danse Grande Vitesse II Study Charcoal on drawing film 26 x 20 INCHES / 65 x 51 CM 13. (9.) Chroma III / Lilac CrestOil and pastel on board48 x 37 INCHES / 122 x 94.5 CM 14. (10.) Chroma III StudyCharcoal on drawing film23 x 18 INCHES / 58 x 46 CM 15. (11.) Tanglewood IIIMixed media on board 53 x 47 INCHES / 134.5 x 119 CM 16. (12.) Chroma V / Polarisation Oil and pastel on board 37 x 36 INCHES / 94.5 x 92.5 CM 17. (13.) Chroma V StudyCharcoal on drawing film22 x 20 INCHES / 55 x 52 CM 18. (14.) Chroma IV / The Transit of Venus Oil and pastel on board 23 x 19 INCHES / 59 x 49 CM 19. (15.) Chroma IV Colour Study Oil and charcoal on drawing film23 x 19 INCHES / 59 x 49 CM 20. (16.) Top Left to Right Colour StudyOil and charcoal on drawing film 23 x 21 INCHES / 59 x 54 CM 21. (17.) Rhapsody Colour Study Mixed media on drawing film 26 x 19 INCHES / 65 x 49 CM 22. (17.) Rhapsody Study Mixed media on drawing film 25 x 22 INCHES / 63 x 54 CM 23. (18.) El Shal Mixed media on board 45 x 44 INCHES / 115 x 112 CM 24. (19.) El Shal Colour Study Oil and charcoal on drawing film 25 x 23 INCHES / 62.5 x 57.5 CM 25. (20.) The Shadow Study Charcoal on drawing film 28 x 21 INCHES / 72 x 54 CM 26. (21.) The Shawl IIOil and pastel on canvas 58 x 43 INCHES / 146.5 x 109.5 CM 27. (22.) The Shawl II Colour StudyOil and charcoal on drawing film24 x 18 INCHES / 61 x 44.5 CM 28. (23.) Two GuitaristsOil and pastel on canvas 45 x 47 INCHES / 115 x 119 CM 29. (24.) Two Guitarists Study Charcoal on drawing film25 x 17 INCHES / 63 x 42 CM 30. (25.) Wishbone StudyCharcoal on drawing film 26 x 18 INCHES / 66.5 x 46.5 CM 31. Fletcher in the studio, 2007 NJW 32. Work may be purchased upon receipt of catalogue. All major credit cards are accepted. 33. Catalogue 5 </p>