Here is the Future, Now, 12 Star Gallery, European Commission, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1, until 21st April 2017
A boy from Glasgow enjoys the exhibition!
This exhibition celebrates the selected best work from students in the third year of their Fine Art Degree programme at the celebrated Glasgow School of Art. They will complete their courses in eighteen months’ time.
The show provides us with an opportunity to see what the future may hold for art not only in Scotland but further afield too as some of the participating students come from beyond Scotland’s borders. It is an exciting glimpse into the future!
For his first exhibition in England the noted Albanian artist Bashkim Izano was inspired by the paintings which Edward Lear executed whilst travelling through Albania in the mid-19th century. Lear’s romantic, atmospheric works influenced Albanian artists of the time and continue to do so in the present day.
Izano’s very contemporary take on Lear combines the nature and folklore of his native Albania in a dramatic way that reflects the fact that he has also worked as a set designer and painted frescos for several Albanian museums. He was also Professor of Painting at the Academy of Arts in Tirana for a period of years. He now lives in the USA and exhibits there as well as in Albania.