An exhibition of paintings & sculptural ceramics
15 August to 26 September 2015
Private View Friday 21 August 6-8pm
This year for the Arundel Festival and Gallery Trail Zimmer Stewart welcomes Felix Anaut back to the gallery. See a video of the exhibition below.
At the private view on Friday 21 August, we will present "Festival Music" accompanied by Richard Mackenzie from the Hanover Band playing a Spanish Baroque Lute. The Hanover Band will play a number of concerts during the Festival, see their website for full details.
Richard Mackenzie is in great demand as a soloist and collaborative artist on Baroque lutes and early and classical guitars. He will play music from Stylus Phantasticus: The most free and unrestrained method of composing, it is bound to nothing, neither to any words nor to a melodic subject, it was instituted to display genius and to teach the hidden design of harmony and the ingenious composition of harmonic phrases and fugues.
As such it will suit the Visual Music works by Felix Anaut perfectly.
These abstractions have led to recent exhibitions in London, and 'The Zaragoza Symphony', a large scale public exhibition in homage to his birth city, and which included a musical symphony inspired from Anaut's work, composed by the Spanish composer Gonzalo Alonso, with an aria (words written by Anaut) sung by the international soprano, Marta Almajano.
Over the last couple of years, in parallel to his painting, Anaut has also been developing his work with ceramics, painting very large scale one off pieces. For this he collaborates with Ceramicas Abio, in Huesca, Northern Spain. In 2015 at the Arundel Festival he will launch ceramic ‘editions’ - large chargers in small editions featuring his Visual Music artwork.
Works by Anaut are held in the collections of various museums, art institutions and many other public spaces most notably the British Museum, London; the Ulster Museum, Belfast; Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples and Musee Marzelles, France, to name but a few.
See a short video of the exhibtion below......