Intricate paper sculptures delicately displayed in glass bottles will be among the works created by a graduate of De Montfort University which went on display at a London gallery this week.
Peterborough-based artist Shobhna Patel, who did Graphic Design BA (Hons) and graduated in 2012, is showing her work at Orso Major, a contemporary art gallery in central London until the end of the month.
Her work includes poetry and scenes made out of cut paper which are inspired by classic literature by authors such as Charles Dickens and Hans Christian Anderson.
She displays her hand-cut sculptures in small glass bottles or paper tubes which offers viewers an interactive and intimate look at her creations.
Shobhna is thrilled to be exhibiting her intriguing papercraft works in a prime location.
She said: “I’m really pleased that my work will be seen at a London gallery this autumn and I’m delighted to be showing alongside some known names in the art world.”
Gallery owner Gita Joshi, who is curating the exhibition, added: “I’m really excited to be showing Shobhna’s work this autumn and I think it’s a great fit for the exhibition and our audience.”
The theme for the exhibition, Cabinet of Curios, is prompted by the beginning of autumn and a move towards the dark and mysterious longer nights ahead.
Also included in the exhibition are works by artists including Pen & Gravy, Gabriela Szulman, Charlotte Proudlove, Julia McKenzie, and Joe Silcott, whose art reflects well within the autumnal spirit.
The Orso Major gallery can be found at 19 Lower Marsh, London SW1 7RJ, or on the website www.orsomajor.com
Posted on Thursday 9th October 2014