Artist Studio 3D Virtual Tours
Going behind-the-scenes to reveal where and how artists work, our new Artist Studio Tours series provides unique access to some of the best contemporary artists working today.
Offering an opportunity to engage with each artist’s work on a personal level, the tours take you into the heart of their practice, complimented by exclusive video content and commentary.
Artist Studio 3D Tours
Our mission is to grow a network of artists brought together by the desire to create a new space in the art world – one where 3D capture technology empowers exploration, learning and communication.
At The Net Gallery, we have started a 3D studio tour series to capture our artist members’ studio spaces, giving exclusive behind-the-scenes access to their working process and environment.
James Rogers | 3D Virtual Tour
James Rogers (b.1993, Wolverhampton, UK) works from his studio in Brixton, London. His work explores figuration in the realm of the post digital, with Rogers locating himself between his mostly self-built technologies and the artist’s hand to explore the ecosystem that exists between us and the emerging digital/ physical landscape.
Rogers’ studio features a self-built printing machine he has hacked to; extrude entire blocks of clay into coils, melt and extrude wax for casting into bronze, and (when fitted with a drawing utensil) allow him to connect his sculptural investigations to paper. Across these disciplines, Rogers examines what happens to form, ideas, and ultimately ourselves as we continue to navigate our way through digital and physical space.
Tim Benson | 3D Virtual Tour
Tim Benson is a London-based artist who has won numerous awards and is highly respected as a painter of portraits and landscapes. Looking beyond simple representation, he seeks to permeate his work with emotive, visceral qualities that elicit the attention of the viewer.
Olly Fathers | 3D Virtual Tour
Olly Fathers is an artist based in Brixton, London. His work explores the relations between abstract shapes, different materials, and forms. Creating well finished, often playful pieces that encourage the viewer to take a closer look to understand the balance and precision involved. With a strict eye for detail, Fathers takes great satisfaction in the making process and this often becomes influential in the outcome of his work.
With a keen interest in woodwork, both as a skill and its use in Art and Design, Fathers has developed a desire to use wood in his practice and creates pieces using a range of different types and species. These works take inspiration from architecture, design, and culture, including early computer technology and graphics.
Hynek Martinec | 3D Virtual Tour
Hynek Martinec (born Broumov, Czech Republic, 1980) lives and works in London and has exhibited extensively internationally. Martinec’s paintings, drawings and sculptures have an ongoing engagement with art history, developing visual connections between diverse historical moments.
His works explore ideas about time, history, reality and spirituality, often appropriating imagery from vintage photographs and the Old Masters. He was included in the BP Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2007, 2009 and 2013, winning the Young Artist award in 2007. Martinec’s work is in private and public collections internationally including the National Gallery, Prague and the British Museum, London.
Matthew Burrows MBE | 3D Virtual Tour
Matthew Burrows MBE (born 1971) is a contemporary British painter and founder of Artist Support Pledge, a global movement in support of artists and makers. He lives and works in the UK and is represented by Vigo Gallery London.
Matthew speaks of painting as a form of subsistence, dependent on and arising from the ground at his feet. Through the layering of colour and line, he creates images that invite mediation and a slow unraveling of space and experience. Matthew sees his practice as ‘one of dwelling and ritual, a process of mythologizing, of drawing meaning from the particularities of the environment and his movement in and through it’. His work explores the conditions by which we thrive and connect – individually, communally and cosmologically.
Ian Goldsmith | 3D Virtual Tour
“There’s a lot to be gained by refusing to be labeled artistically, Ian Goldsmith’s freedom of expression combines intimate knowledge of the craft with an eye for contemporary subjects. Subtle shifts in stylistic approach and focus on individuality place his portraits into a world uniquely his own yet familiar at first glance.”
He currently works exclusively in oil on panel and has an almost scientific fascination with colour, light and shadow; exploring how we perceive the world and how best that can be recreated using paint.
Sarah Jane Moon | 3D Virtual Tour
She has exhibited with the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery among others. She has been a recipient of the Arts Charitable Trust Award, the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture and in 2020 was made a candidate for membership to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her portraiture has been featured in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Wallpaper*, Studio International and House & Garden Magazine.
Moon features in the documentary film ‘She Is Juiced’ (directed by Lois Norman) which premiered in 2017 at the Tate Britain. She has also been included in the Pride Power List, which celebrates the achievements of notable LGBTQI+ people and is a regular supporter of Stonewall UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, Pride in London and Art for Youth.
Tom Croft | 3D Virtual Tour
Tom Croft is a classically trained portrait painter based in Oxford.
He has produced paintings for a wide range of clients, from Manchester United Football Club to Oxford colleges and family portraiture.
His notable portraits include the first female Bishop Libby Lane, author Mark Haddon, former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz, Radiohead bass player Colin Greenwood, performing artist and humanitarian Octopizzo from Kibera, Ride drummer Loz Colbert, footballers Wayne Rooney, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs. Tom appears on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of The Year 2018. Tom is a member of the Oxford Art Society and opens his studio to the public during Oxfordshire Artweeks.