New art exhibition at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
08 June 2011
3 June–30 September 2011
Hospital Arts, part of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of prints by Rob Ryan at the Rhys Williams Gallery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
With characteristic whimsical beauty, these works harness the distinctive, evocative qualities of the hand-crafted papercut and draw the viewer into a world of romance. Ryan tells stories of love and beauty through his art, with heartfelt messages woven into every scene: some amusing, some poignant, and some laced with melancholy. Calling to mind the fairytales of our youth, Ryan's simple subjects belie the painstaking and sophisticated manner of their creation—every piece is hand cut with the smallest of scalpels, from the finest of papers.
Rob Ryan studied fine art at Nottingham Trent Polytechnic before going on to an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art. A highly acclaimed illustrator specialising in paper cuts and limited edition screen prints, he showed with TAG Fine Arts at the gallery's London Art Fair launch in 2007. Since then, Ryan’s intricate and beguiling paper cuts have acquired a huge public following, and have appeared in collaborations with high profile figures in the fashion world including Lulu Guinness, Tatty Devine, Liberty of London, Ernest Sewn, Paul Smith, Elle Magazine and Vogue. His designs illustrate his own book This Is For You, a romantic fairy-tale told through paper cut art, and also The Gift (a poignant children’s tale by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy). In 2010 Ryan was the subject of a highly acclaimed solo exhibition, The Stars Shine All Day Too, at the Air Gallery in Dover Street, London, organised by TAG Fine Arts, where these prints were launched.
Katherine Mellor, Arts Director for Hospital Arts added: “We are extremely grateful to Rob and TAG Fine Arts for allowing the Rhys Williams Gallery to show these beautiful prints. Hospital Arts is committed to showing imaginative work of a high calibre. We hope that patients, staff and visitors to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will take the opportunity to visit the gallery.”
Please call 020 3315 6600 or email email@example.com for more information on the exhibition.
25% of all sale proceeds from this exhibition go to Hospital Arts to fund future visual and performing arts projects within Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.