Featured Artists at The Net Gallery

The Net Gallery provides a platform for artists at all stages of their careers to showcase their work and engage with new audiences. Featured here is a rotating monthly selection of work by our members. 

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Fuen Chin

Fuen Chin was born in a small town in Malaysia. She is a self-taught artist who eventually pursued a fine art research degree at the Royal College of Art in her late 30s. When Fuen presented her calligraphic painting on the wall to the panel of judges at Royal College of Art, ‘the panel very much enjoyed your proposal and presentation and thought there were a lot of interesting possibilities that may emerge from your works,’ this has encouraged Fuen to continue exploring the ideas, concepts and ‘drama’ embedded in Chinese calligraphy. The motifs of Fuen’s calligraphic paintings change from time to time. She introduces the paintings as the way to communicate, to disseminate ideas and to invite imaginations. The art of her paintings derived from Chinese calligraphy, she proposes that the uniqueness of calligraphy is the multidisciplinary applications: writing, drawing, painting, marking, singing, dancing and playing. Apart from subject and method of a painting, ownership is the most important reality for an artwork. It involves the inheritance of narratives, messages, intellectual properties to be sustained or continue to develop in the future.

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Jemisha Maadhavji

Jemisha is a figurative painter based in Leicester, U.K. They explore individuals from different cultural backgrounds, personalities and genders through symbolism and narrative. I am in search for beauty. My paintings are a contrast between realism and expressionism from thick textured paint to smooth delicate painting.

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Nadja Ellinger

Nadja Ellinger is a visual artist interested in the oral tale as a way to explore new narratives offside the path. She was born in 1993 in a small medieval village in the middle of Germany. Spending most time in the forest and in books she fell in love with fairy tales, folklore and storytelling. After completing her bachelor’s degree in photography at the University of Applied Science in Munich, she studied for her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London from 2018 to 2020.

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Samira Addo

Samira is a self-taught artist with a love of portraiture – to her, portraits can engage attention, evoke emotions, and hold a level of relatability unlike any other genre. Samira’s art often reflects themes that have a close association with, moments with friends, to countries explored. Often, she tends to find inspiration in the subtleties of a facial expression or from the exploration of colour and construction. Currently, Samira has been working predominantly in oils, in a style that may be considered as contemporary realism.

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