Box Galleries, Kings Road
After a very hectic week at work, on Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to a VIP Private View at Box Galleries, Chelsea, to launch a Solo Show for Haut de Gamme aka Alexander Hall. It was lovely to indulge in a couple of glasses of bubbles whilst admiring the striking & modern artwork.
I must admit, I had no idea what Haut de Gamme meant before I looked it up just now (!) but I'm reliably informed it means "Top of the Range'. Anyone who knows me will be aware of my penchant for bubbly drinks, whether it's Prosecco, Cava or Champagne, I'm happy with any variety! Champagne bottles feature in much of Haut de Gamme's work, combined with a fun use of colour, so many of his pieces are right up my street. Colour & Champagne, that's me to a tee!
Alex likes to use almost anything relevant to create the effect he is aiming for, predominately working on canvas, linen and wooden-board he uses new and old techniques to produce unique and striking paintings.
In addition, he has also been commissioned to design and paint on cars, walls, furniture, and clothing. One of his biggest clients is Peter Jones CBE who already has 23 paintings and counting!
I visited Box Galleries a few months ago and saw some of his work so when the opportunity arose to see a broader selection of his work, and even meet the artist himself, sounded like a great way to spend a Thursday night. I was not disappointed, although my wallet was a little lighter. I've started small, with this mini edition: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (£195), but maybe next time I can stretch my budget to a larger piece!
If champagne's not your thing, fewer not, there are lots of other pieces, all in a similar style with lots of splashes of colour - from a packet of cigarettes to an elephant, there's a huge variety, plus, unique commissions are taken.
The show runs until 10th April so there's still plenty of time to head on over and see the work in the flesh, you won't be disappointed.
Box Galleries is a little gem in the heart of Chelsea, has a great selection of contemporary art at a range of price points, with knowledgable & friendly staff. They will even bring artwork to your home so you see it in situ before committing to buy, now that's service!
Find out more about Box Galleries
Box Galleries is situated in the heart of Chelsea at 402 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0LJ
That's it for this week! I would love to hear about your favourite places to visit, beauty products you're loving or new brands you have discovered so I can give them a go, so do get in touch.
Thanks for reading, until next Sunday.
From Charlotte x