SøCreative Director: Chris Saint Sims
As part of Brighton Artist Open House winter 2023, artist and film maker Karl Allen announced the Brighton Open Studios fall show, HAUS of Kaka.
Hosting in a grade 2 listed building in the heart of Brightons lanes, this eclectic art show featuring a divers range of artists, each bringing their unique visual and style to the gallery. This quirky location moments from Brighton Pier and its 'art' interior design are worth a visit, and with the open house art event its a narrow opportunity to see both the interior and the artists curated during the 3 week event (gallery open weekend only)
7 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG
November 25th - 26th
December 1st - 2nd
December 9th -10th
Karl Allen @karlallengallery
Karl's work dives into the tangled emotions around sexuality, the heavy shadows of shame, and the liberating truth of queer life.
Karls wide approach to the visual arts and his multi media fascination, spanning contemporary fine art painting, performance, installation and film making has brought together some exceptional skills and creativity. His new body of work released for 'Haus of Kaka' dives into a raw psychological dimension of the artists historical psyche.
HAUS of Lucy @houseoflucyart
Haus of Lucy (Lucy Bryant) challenges contemporary culture with her multimedia art, blending classical and urban elements.
Messing with the kitsch and the quirky, then turning the soft and mundane into questionable and sometimes menacing objects of art. A very British underlying narrative of kitchen sink drama, and commercial hypnotics presented tweely.
Saint Sims @christophersims.com
Fashion photographer Sims strips down his commercial art background, and takes everything fashion and production out of these photographers, taking him back to one of his first visual experience.
These nude portraits are a personal journey and expression of the intimate, the isolated, the transient and the anonymous. Like found photographers in a draw or at a second hand store, the curiosity of the location and the unidentified figures in them is all that needs to be considered.
The rest of the narrative no longer exists. All that remains is the image with both figure and location erased with time.
Tristan Lathey @tristanlatheyceramics
Tristan Lathey’s vibrant ceramics focus on the individuality of animals, his unique style of slab-built sculpture is both playful and angular.
The quirky and child like expression Lathey presents in this body of work, builds on the surreal simple methods the unconscious can explore.
Cathy Page @cathypage
Cathy Page, a portrait painter bringing to life the vibrant personalities of performers and colourful characters through here vivid and expressive artworks.
The subversive nature of the human condition, and the tangled personal fetishes the individual desires are captured in the modernisation of the classic portraits. Holding closer link to the religious house of human need; sexuality and voyeurism, experimentation and role play.
Dave Pop @davepopart
Dave Pop! infuses his pop art with Brighton's seaside spirit, creating bright and bold visuals with a take on the cheeky post card and mid-century illustration.
Inspiration felt with the bold colours of the fun fair and titillating figures from Vegas or the SOHO sex clubs. Pops highley glossed logos that could sit seductively on the side of a truck or airplane, have this sexuality and allure of the bold, beautiful and available!
Bruno Sibona @sibounanubis
Bruno Sibona's tribal sculptures draw inspiration from global cultures, offering a surreal and primitive aesthetic.
Shapes and angles, hidden meaning and depths of wisdom are items drawn from these sculptures. Mythology, spirituality and the hidden narrative in the depths of humanity's history are forever beyond our reach in today’s modernity and digitality. So its with glee we have Sibona’s tribal offering breathing life it to our unknown depths.
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