Anoush Abrar, Hector, 2015

The Young Masters are proud to present with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery at The London Art Fair 19-24 January 2016.

Challenging Chronology through Photography – This year’s presentation at the London Art Fair curated by The Young Masters is a focus on tendencies within contemporary art that reflect and draw upon historical influences in photography. We are pleased to exhibit some of the most talented and promising artists in the field today, including Anoush Abrar, Second Prize winner of The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The work Hector, an infant boy, takes inspiration from the classical subject of a sleeping cupid inspired by Caravaggio. Other artists include acclaimed German photographer Christian Voigt who explores the timelessness of places, such as The Morgan Library in New York, American photographer Elisabeth Caren with reimagined portraits of classical literary characters and Isabelle van Zeijl with her series of ‘self-portraits’ inspired by the Dutch Old Masters.

Slow Art: A Special Focus on Ceramics – Through The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize launched in 2014, gallerist Cynthia Corbett wished to recognise the resurgent interest in ceramics and ceramic art in the contemporary art world, as well as her own love for the medium. In contrast to modern society’s fast processing, ceramics is labour intensive and the process is often visible in the final result, hence the term ‘Slow Art’. For the London Art Fair we present artists who are both working with traditional techniques and restaging classical subject matters or using inventive techniques to create new impressions.


The artists presented include: Anoush Abrar | Felicity Hammond | Elisabeth Caren | Fabiano Parisi | Isabelle van Zeijl | Christian Voigt | Chris Antemann | Lluìs Barba | Jo Taylor | Jongjin Park | Zemer Peled | Matt Smith |Bartholomew Beal | Emilie Taylor | Elise Ansel | Ghislaine Howard | Juergen Wolf | Adam Mysock | Gillian Hyland |Red Saunders


The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is proud to present Anoush Abrar, as part of The Young Masters curation at the London Art Fair 2016. Abrar is the winner of the 2nd Prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London running until the 21 February 2016.

Anoush Abrar was born in Teheran and moved to Switzerland at the age of five. He studied at the University of Arts in Lausanne where he has taught photography there since 2005. Abrar has exhibited at museums and galleries all over the world and was previously shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2013 with a portrait of Ghanian diplomat and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.

Anoush Abrar currently lives and works between Lausanne and London.


The London Art Fair Stand G1
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery and Young Masters
19 – 24 January 2016
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