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'Abstract' exhibition at new west end Covent Garden site

The Bomb Factory Art Foundation is excited to open our new west end gallery space with an exhibition of abstract work. The inaugural exhibition for the gallery pulls on our own stable of artists whose work engages with the contemporary interest in various forms of abstraction.

Ellie Niblock is a Northern Irish artist living and working in London. Her work combines sculpture and digital technologies, investigating the relationship between the physical and the digital worlds and how they co-exist. Curious about touch, she uses an eclectic mix of materials such as silicone and foam to create vibrant, organic forms. Her work seeks to visualise the invisible, making an intangible emotion or memory become tangible. She uses 3D scanning, augmented and virtual reality as tools to explore the mutation of her tactile, sculptural objects and how they might appear differently in alternative worlds.

Robert Cooper is a multidisciplinary artist working across sculpture, photography, drawing and digital illustration. His work revels in a discomfort where the mass-produced intersects with nature. He often uses the images of animals as a conduit to visualise and discuss the realities of consumerism, capitalism and mass production. His drawings use rapid mark making to reflect these ideals and capture a sense of speed and motion.

​ Cooper has exhibited in various shows around the UK including ARE THEY ALL YOURS, a collaborative exhibition with artist Polly Morgan at Hix Art Gallery (London, 2018). Robert has shown with GUTS Gallery and Subsidiary Projects in London and performed twice with artist Monster Chetwynd as part of the collective CHLAMYDIA THE BAND.

Henry Coleman’s work presses at the limits of the designed experience, bumping up against architecture, typography, signage and the decorative. Drawing down on the historical material of social and visual momentum to illustrate and illuminate contemporary processes, the work is expressed through disparate forms and channels; large scale sculptural intervention, interviews, objects and print; pulling disparate elements together in a collision of place and image, history and information, sensation and knowledge to generate a disruptive and cohesive sculptural and conceptual body.

Laurence Watchorn is a young painter from South London who recently graduated from The Slade School of Art in 2022. He has a holistic approach to painting, which is characterised by the belief that the work and the artist become one entity. This intimate connection with his work enables him to attribute skin-like qualities to his canvases on which he can incise his soul and express innermost feeling. This approach has been honed while on a residency programme at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation and investigates picture-making as a synthesis of spiritual inquiry.


Private View: Friday 14th October 2022, 6-9pm

Dates: 15th - 4th November 2022

Opening Times: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 - 17:00

Location: Bomb Factory Covent Garden Gallery, 99-103 Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2E 9NR

Transport: Piccadilly Line, Covent Garden or Leicester Square



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