Spring Picks [2020] – ArtWe London

Spring has arrived, sweeping away a harsh winter marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Human activities have been deeply affected, and the art world has been shaken to its core. Yet, as often happens in times of trouble, creativity has increased ten fold.

It’s time to turn the page. Everyone at our level can participate in the reconstruction of local economic and social ties.

Let’s start by supporting local artists from our neighborhood and city by making an enriching and edifying purchase.

This spring selection brings together 11 works by London artists that cost from £175 to £2,850.

Contemporary art made accessible.


Peter van Toth – Metaphysical Oil

Neighborhood: Downtown

Peter introduces his artistic approach with these words: « My focus is on the discovery and recreation of the processes and biases of the human mind and consciousness. How do we create reality? How can I see what I don’t see yet in front of me? These are the leading questions that I run diagnostics on through my art and research. »

As Edward Hopper once said: « If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint. »

Absorbing all the energies in the garden – 920 GBP

Oil on wood panel, 91 x 61 cm, 2020 by Peter van Toth

De-intensified Velázquez – 820 GBP

Oil on board panel, 50 x 70 cm, 2020 by Peter van Toth

« […] and at this moment i realised i paint Velázquez’ Rokeby Venus. » P. van Toth


Malvika Bose – Contemporary Still life

Neighborhood: Berkshire

Malvika is a self-taught artist who grew up in India, amidst chaos and diversity, yet close to Mother Nature. Her early life experiences led her to develop a fascination for art, crafts, and culture. Her creations lean toward realism, as is demonstrated in this contemporary Still Life canvas, which brings a distinctly new perspective to a millennials-old genre.

Citrus – 250 GBP

Oil on wooden panel, 24 x 30 cm, 2019 by Malvika Bose

Lucy Oates – Met-Art-Morphosis

Neighborhood: Ealing

Lucy is a talented emerging artist from Ealing. She stands apart due to the originality of her artistic approach: « The very act of using waste material within art is a comment on the current state of the environment, although I do not project this to be the dominating message. Instead, I aim to celebrate the waste materials characteristics, rescuing them from the bin and ‘dressing them up’ to have new functions and appearances. »

When waste turns into stunning art.

Ironing and coriander – 350 GBP

Mixed media – print on recycled cans & plastic packaging, 80 x 30 cm, 2020 by Lucy Oates

Booming – 250 GBP

Mixed-media painting on wood board, 60 x 80 cm, 2020 by Lucy Oates

Jan Lee Johnson – A Nod to History

Neighborhood: Richmond upon Thames

Jan Lee Johnson is an established artist exhibiting in London as well as other international venues. She often uses humor in her works, playing with references to history and including elements of her autobiography.

Madame Pompadour ( Metoo ) – 600 GBP

« Inspired by the history of Madame de Pompadour, the favourite mistress of Louis XV, who was a patron of the arts, well read, and used only for her physical charms. » J.L Johnson

Acrylic on canvas, 55 x 55 cm, 2019 by Jan Lee Johnson

Milton Grubert – Ode to Impressionism

Neighborhood: Hammersmith and Fulham

Milton is a self-taught artist who started on his path as a sketch artist. Eventually, he moved onto painting; experimenting with different materials and techniques, making mistakes, but more importantly, defining his own style.

Gypsy Jazz – 2,850 GBP

Gipsy Jazz echoes one of the greatest eras of the history of art: Impressionism. The canvas is reminiscent of pieces by artists such as Toulouse Lautrec or Renoir and their legendary life scenes paintings.

Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 2019 by Milton Grubert

Alison O’Farrell – The Power of Shapes

Neighborhood: Tower Hamlets

Alison is an abstract artist living in Tower Hamlets. Several great movements in the history of art influence her creative approach. Her use of shapes and space can be directly correlated to Cubism and Russian Constructivism. Matisse and the Fauves lead her to the brightness and strength of colors.

The end result is the birth of a unique style, which makes her artwork a safe bet for every Abstract art lover.

Candy Darling – 250 GBP

Acrylic on layered canvas, 79 x 60 cm, 2019 by Alison O’Farrell

Deconstruction – 175 GBP

Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 51 cm, 2018 by Alison O’Farrell

Gordon Render – Contemporary Pop-Art

Neighborhood: Wandsworth

Gordon graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town, majoring in painting and photography.

In his art, the painter answers to the photographer, creating a contemporary Pop Art universe depicting our culture and society from every angle. Humor also plays a role and brings another dimension to his artwork. A fantastic ArtWe discovery.

Hoax ! – 500 GBP

 « Another iconic photograph. I stuck it in a film studio…I can’t wait for this to be used as evidence that nobody went to the moon… Apparently the hoaxers will believe anything. » G. Render

Acrylic on Canvas, 90 x 60 cm, 2017 by Gordon Render

Sky – Palm Springs – 500 GBP

Acrylic on Canvas, 102 x 76 cm, 2019 by Gordon Render

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