EUROTOPIA Barcelona – Fanzine launch

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Long time since my last post! I’m now on Instagram as well @FlorenceEmagram please join me!

Many news to come but for now: I’m participating to ‘Eurotopia‘ at La Escocesa in Barcelona – a fanzine launch and exhibition curated by Zosen, which opens on April 18. For the occasion I made a new Dropman print edition at B&B gallery.

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Mini Snake Charmer

I created a mini version of the ‘Snake Charmer’ in collaboration with the National Fairground Archive. Black on gold card, all printed by hand at B&B screenprinting studio in Sheffield this mini print is embossed, signed and numbered on the front and the edition size is 150. This print edition was physically included in exactly 100 of the very special NFA20 fine print limited edition box set. A bit like the golden ticket in the chocolate bars but with much much much more chances to get it (50/50 to be exact -there are 200 box sets). For more information about the box set please contact the NFA.

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Night Visions Part II

The exhibition is going really well and we are thinking about extending it for another week. For any information contact bradburyblanchard@gmail.com Below are more photos of the work and here are a couple recent posts from other blogs: Design Week , Supersonic Art, FFFFOUND!

 

I painted this series inspiring myself from my trip to Betsukai, JP. Medium is acrylic and gold leaf on circular paper approx 30cm x 30cm

Enjoy x.

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Night Visions – solo show at B&B gallery

Night Visions, my new solo exhibition, opened last Thursday at B&B gallery UK.  I’m really pleased with the work and will post more photos soon. Please contact bradburyblanchard@gmail.com for artwork availability or just to check it out.

B&B Gallery Presents
NIGHT VISIONS 
A solo exhibition by Florence Blanchard

November 6th – 30th

Private view: Tonight / 6:30 – 9pm
In her first solo show at B&B Gallery, Florence Blanchard presents a brand new body of work composed of paintings, screen prints and mixed media installations. Bold geometric shapes, molecules, fragments and fluorescent colours collide in a planned riot of abstraction in the attempt to investigate the structural complexity of our surroundings.

A number of the works on display are inspired by her recent visit to Japan – where she completed a 350 m2 mural in Betsukai Hokkaido. The title of the show, Night Visions refers to the dreamlike compositions, often painted after dark onto circular black paper, interlocking considered detailed brush strokes with a stream of subconsciousness.

Influenced by her training as a scientist at New York University, together with Gestalt theory and pop surrealism, Blanchard presents a duality in her works’ DNA:
art v science, figurative v abstract and ephemeral v permanent. In this regard, and underpinned by a knowledge that all matter is made of particles – whether animal, human or mineral – Blanchard’s paintings magnify what the human eye can’t see, offering us her unique macroscopic view of the world.

Florence Blanchard is a painter, muralist and printmaker. She was born in Montpellier, France in 1977 and began writing graffiti in the early 1990’s. Blanchard spent ten years based in New York where she graduated with a PhD from NYU. She currently lives and works in Sheffield, UK. 

NIGHT VISIONS by Florence Blanchard
November 6th – 30th / B&B Gallery 

95B Mary St Sheffield S1 4RT
Gallery hours: Saturdays 12 – 6pm / weekdays by appointment 
For more information please visit bandbgallery.com

We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you.
B&B x