In our search for new art talent, we travel much of the UK and visit countless Art School graduation shows during the course of the year. Much of these travels culminate in varying degrees of disappointment, but now and again, quite the reverse occurs. For the first time, this year I visited Wimbledon College of Arts, and was blown away by the work of Jess (Jessica Pigott). Tucked on the top floor of one of the college buildings, I saw large paintings, very large paintings, with more energy, skill with colour and light/dark and sheer boldness than I've seen in a long time.
We travel many many miles, each and every month, in search of new talent to bring to the gallery. We don’t want to be a copy of what can be seen and acquired elsewhere, we want to show art and represent artists we feel genuinely passionate about. To that end, we see most of the Art School graduation shows, always clinging to a sliver of optimism that maybe, just maybe, around the corner.... It happened, with Jess Pigott, at Wimbledon College of Arts.