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Artlyst Photo Special: The London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery

The London Open 2015

Artlyst attended The London Open 2015, at the Whitechapel Gallery – the triennial exhibition open to all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London. The exhibition presents a cross-section of the most dynamic work being made across the capital today to a national and international audience.

Jodie Carey Untitled (Wall hanging), 2015 Pencil, dye, plaster, canvas 295 x 217 cm, Untitled (Pot), 2015, Plaster 155 x 94.5 x 96 cm © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

The exhibition acts as a barometer for the current quality of contemporary art in the capital, and includes works by 25 female artists, 22 male artists and one collective, who are originally from across the UK, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, USA and all now live and work in London.

Sarah Roberts AMBERSANDS [Fairbourne & Margate), 2015 Mixed media 220 x 446 x 220 cm, detail © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

Works on display were selected by a panel of high profile art world figures, including artist Angela de la Cruz, collector Nicoletta Fiorucci, writer and critic Ben Luke, gallerist Jake Miller and Whitechapel Gallery curators Daniel F. Herrmann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies, and Poppy Bowers, Assistant Curator.

Dominic Hawgood Rise up you are free, 2014 Duratran LED light panel, Arduino & aluminium frame 102 x 76 cm, This is where the darkness lies, 2014 Self-adhesive vinyl 203 x 152 cm © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

Established artists such as Emma Hart, Mary Ramsden and Tim Stoner are shown alongside emerging artists including Tim Ellis, Eva Stenram and Dominic Watson.

Dominic Watson European Hero, 2014 Leather Jacket, Flashing LED’s Dimensions © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

The Whitechapel Open became a launch pad for artists in the early stages of their career, and has exhibited the work of artists such as Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Bob & Roberta Smith, Richard Wentworth, Rachel Whiteread and Antony Gormley, often for the first time.

Mary Hurrell Movement Study 3 (Base), 2014/5 Performance with mixed media Dimensions variable © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

The artists in The London Open 2015 are: Rebecca Ackroyd, Holly Antrum, Ryuji Araki, Salvatore Arancio, Zehra Arslan, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Sam Belinfante, Karl Bielik, Isha Bøhling, Jane Bustin, Jodie Carey, Ben Cove, Sam Curtis, Nelmarie Du Preez, Alexander Duncan, Tim Ellis, Adham Faramawy, Gaia Fugazza, Marco Godoy, Lothar Götz, Athene Greig, Buster Grimes, Mark Harris, Emma Hart, Dominic Hawgood, Mary Hurrell, Lucy Joyce, Dominic Kennedy, Sophie Mackfall, Damien Meade, Guy Patton, The Grantchester Pottery, Heather Power, Mary Ramsden, Sarah Roberts, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Mitra Saboury, Lizi Sanchez, Laura Santamaria, Frances Scott, Eva Stenram, Tim Stoner, Roy Voss, Caroline Walker, Dominic Watson, Brian and Demelza Watts, Ben Woodeson and Madalina Zaharia.

The London Open 2015 – Whitechapel Gallery – until 6 September 2015