JD Malat Gallery was opened by one of the UK's biggest art dealers and curators, Jean-David Malat in Mayfair, the heart of London's art world.
The prestigious, Davies Street gallery specialises in contemporary art, and represents a broad spectrum of artists from international backgrounds and schools.
Occasional secondary market masterpieces are exposed and acquired. And the gallery also offers advisory services and collection creation based on the gallery’s wide-ranging portfolio. The programme consists of an array of exciting artists supported by year-round exhibitions and contemporary art fairs.
The gallery’s basement floor is dedicated to a group exhibition and features the works of established and up-and-coming talents.
These include pieces by Lithuanian-born artist Edgar Askelovic, whose hand-crafted silicone sculptures of singer Rihanna and MMA icon Conor McGregor have saturated the press this year; as well as Andy Moses, a Californian artist who paints with pearlescent pigments on concave canvases. Istanbul-based sculptor Hande Şekerciler will also be shown by the gallery - he usese poxyresinand acrylic to create pieces that play with fantasy and reality. Also joining JD Malat Gallery's impressive artist roster, is Katrin Fridriks, an Icelandic artist who has developed a unique painting style in which two-dimensional, abstract forms seem to leap from the picture plane in bright flares and explosions of pigment.
Award-winning Japanese artist, Mio Yamato will also be exhibiting at the gallery, alongside Brazilian street artist Nina Pandolfo, known for painting delicate, large-eyed girls; and Erdoğan Zümrütoğlu, a Turkish artist who works between Istanbul and Berlin, using oils to create a mix of figurative abstract works. Masayoshi Nojo's pieces will also be on sale from the gallery - they work with a range of mixed media, including photography. Finally, Santiago Parra - recognised for his large, abstract, highly-expressive black and white paintings - will be available from the Mayfair gallery.
In addition to holding exhibitions, JD Malat Gallery is set to become an artistic hub with regular host talks, conferences and student visits, creating an inclusive public space.