Contemporary Art with a Rock n'Roll edge!
March 15, 2017
Renee Spierdijk was Born is Amsterdam and trained at The Byam Shaw School of Art where she gained an L.D.A.D. and B.S.Dip. Hons. and an MA from Goldsmith's College in 1987. She has been a professional artist for over 30 years.
Renee is both a highly technical painter and a printmaker, using a wide variety of media in her works: from oil paint to gold leaf, to silkscreens to mono printing, she often details individual prints with handmade stencils and calligraphy.
Renee works either on a one off basis or in tiny editions, so whilst the original image may be the same through a series each piece is entirely different.
The overriding through line of Renee’s work is the expressions on the faces of unknown female children and young adults, caught in a moment of time. Renee works from vintage photographs which she finds discarded in skips or hidden away in old libraries. The faces from these photos are initially painted and sometimes made into individual highly intricate one off prints. The soulful but entirely unsentimental expressions on the faces of the subjects she chooses are transformed through Renee’s plethora of techniques, elevating them and creating a Warhol-esque quality in the finished pieces. Renee has an obsession with American culture and folk music, she will often work to music incorporating for example Jonny Cash lyrics in an automatic writing style into her pieces.
February 27, 2022
Following on from our collaboration with Riverside Studios Icons exhibition in 2020, The Art Hound Gallery, known for its cutting edge cool, presents an even bigger and badder exhibition for the New Year 2022.
This January the Gallery presents ‘Bad Reputation’ a four month epic art exhibition from Jan 11th – April 18th 2022, inspired by bad ass females and celebrating awesome women who dare to kick back.
Taking a cue from rock n ‘ roll queen Joan Jett for the title, ‘Bad Reputation’ will feature an entirely new collection of artworks by some of the most exciting contemporary artists in the country, created exclusively for sale at the show.
February 26, 2022
Charity auction in collaboration with Riverside Studios, London.
All proceeds from this auction will be donated to homeless social enterprise Under One Sky.
Win this very rare co-signed Diamond Dust Silkscreen portrait of Hollywood actress Elizabeth McGovern by renowned British artist David Studwell.
Co-signed live by Elizabeth McGovern and David Studwell, on stage at Riverside Studios, London, during the production of 'Ava', starring Elizabeth McGovern.
May 16, 2019