A cluster of artists, writers and inside scoopers
Oli Epp (Creator of PLOP / Founder)
Since graduating one year ago Oli Epp has exhibited internationally across Europe, North America and Australia. He graduated from City and Guilds of London Art School in 2017. Since then he has had his first Solo show ‘Epiphanies’ at Semiose Galerie. Oli has exhibited in a number of group shows and art fairs, ‘Art Brussels’ in Belgium, ‘Artssimma’ in Naples, ‘Untitled’ in Miami and more.
He has been awarded the the ‘Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship’, the ‘Painter-Stainers Prize’ and the ‘Jealous Art Prize’.
He has partaken in a residency in Madrid with Espositivo along side artist Arno Beck and a residency in Amsterdam funded by collector, Mark Chalmers. He has also been selected for the Contemporary Visions exhibition at Beers and shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize.
He is currently preparing for his Solo show at Richard Heller Gallery in LA opening in March 2019.
His recent and upcoming exhibitions include:
Dec 2019 (Forthcoming) Solo Show at Carl Kostyál, London, UK
Sept 2019 (Forthcoming) Two person show at DUVE Gallery, Berlin, Germany
May 2019 ‘Malmö Sessions’ Group Show hosted by Carl Kostyál, Malmö, Sweden
Mar 2019 ‘Contactless’ Solo Show at Richard Heller Gallery, LA, United States
May 2018 ‘Epiphanies’ Solo Show at Semiose Galerie, Paris, France
Links to his website and interview:
Aindrea emelife (Partner-in-crime / co-host)
Aindrea Emelife is a 24-year-old art critic, independent curator, art advisor and presenter from London.
Starting at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she completed a BA in History of Art, she has quickly gone on to become a ground-breaking new voice in an art world otherwise steeped in tradition. Having already presented art films for such prestigious institutions as The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hepworth Wakefield Museum, The Dairy Art Centre, The Courtauld Gallery, Waldemar Januszczak and ZCZ Productions, she is currently working on writing and presenting her first full length art documentary. Aindrea is set to become one of the leading on-screen voices for the art world now.
Aindrea debuted her first column for the Financial Times aged 20 years old, and has been published widely and internationally, including articles in the Guardian, BBC Culture, Tatler, Vice, and Country & Town House magazine. In 2018, Aindrea launched her private art advisory, working primarily with emerging artists and private art collections internationally.
Links to some of her articles:
rosalind davis (The gurus / tutors)
Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The RCA (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo shows in London and over 100 group shows in her career.
Davis is the Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery (2016-current) and has curated over 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Davis has hosted a number of events for the gallery; for the Fine Art Group, The Mall Galleries, The Smithsonian, CAS, GAC and Sothebys.
Previous co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery and with Zeitgeist Arts Projects an arts organisation Davis co-directed 2012-15 at Bond House Gallery (ASC) as well as Core Gallery 2010-12.
Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ and has written a number of articles for a-n and other publications. She lectures at universities, galleries and organisations across the country including the RCA, ICA, Camden Arts Centre, UAL and has been a mentor for a number of years.
Danny Lamb (The gurus / tutors)
Danny received an MA in painting from ECA in 2014. Moving to London shortly after and being sucked into the buzz of the industry, he switched his focus to the support and nurturing of emerging artists.
Since then, he has worked within numerous galleries within the capital, most recently as the Director of Rod Barton. Danny has curated and produced a number shows recently including ’01’ co-curated with PM/AM, ’Towards a Theory of Powerful Things’ Rod Barton, ‘Instant Excess’ Rod Barton, ‘Lost and Found’ Rod Barton.
In 2018, he founded his own residency programme ‘Painters Painting Paintings’.
Danny will also be giving tutorials through out the programme, sharing his his insight into how best to position yourself with in younger side of the market.
Jeremy levison (Advisory Board & Panel)
Jeremy Levison is a practising family and divorce lawyer of some 40 years' standing.
His great passion, however, is the art world (which he refuses to delineate as the "art market").
A keen collector, Jeremy now has over 500 paintings in his ever-expanding collection. His particular interest is in young, unknown artists, helping them at the beginning of their careers and following them as they emerge.
Jeremy was responsible in the 1980s for the creation of the Collyer-Bristow gallery which was formed in the offices of the eponymous law firm in order to connect emerging artists with otherwise redundant wall space.
He is currently the chairman of the Old Carthusian Art Society.
More recently he has opened his own gallery, namely the Bermondsey Project Space in London's trendy Bermondsey Street.
MARCELLE JOSEPH (Advisory Board & Panel)
Marcelle Joseph is a London-based independent curator, collector and the director of Marcelle Joseph Projects, a nomadic curatorial platform she founded in 2011.
Since then, Marcelle has produced and curated 35 exhibitions in the UK and the rest of Europe, featuring the work of over 175 international artists, ranging from the emerging to the super established. Marcelle's expertise is in early career artists based in the UK but she has also executive edited Korean Art: The Power of Now (Thames & Hudson, 2013), a lusciously-illustrated book surveying the contemporary art scene in South Korea. Marcelle is a trustee of Matt’s Gallery and a juror for the Mother Art Prize 2019 and the current 2017-2019 Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti.
She also collects artworks by female artists under the collecting partnership, GIRLPOWER Collection, as well as more generally as part of the Marcelle Joseph Collection.
Claus Busch Risvig (Advisory Board & Panel)
Claus Busch Risvig is a proud collector and supporter of emerging artists because, as he says, “it takes more investigative work to find them”. Always on the lookout for new talent, he is regularly seen at international art fairs and is very active online, where he shares art discoveries with his many followers on Instagram. Buying with his girlfriend, Risvig has amassed one of the most important collections of the work of emerging artists in Denmark, with a focus on paintings and works on paper.
In 2016, Risvig was a curator at the first edition of CODE, Scandinavia’s only international art fair. In 2018, Risvig was on Apollo Magazines 40 under 40 list of the most inspirational young people in the European art world. In 2017 and 2018 parts the Bech Risvig Collection was exhibited at public spaces in Denmark.