But Tangye does not see himself as a fashion illustrator. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, visit the Amar Gallery website. Fine lines: It is the sitter rather than the clothes that he finds most interesting to draw.
Now, Singh has his own gallery space between Kings Cross and Islington, a short walk from the Central St Martins campus, there was only one artist who could inaugurate it. All Rights Reserved.
Even the calmer, less frantic portraits, where models lounge over invisible chairs, have an immediacy, seeming to convey what the sitter was thinking. Evergreen , 2015.
This connection pays dividends when it comes to the vibrancy and energy of the works. Art 23 Jan 2017 By Elly Parsons. Singh explains how Tangye will only draw somebody he has a connection with, and he always gets to know his sitters well before putting pen to paper. Scarves drape nonchalantly over shoulders, and ripped jeans are paired with dramatic, ornamental belts.
For three decades, Tangye has been a seminal figure at Central St Martins, where he held the title of head of womenswear for 17 years, and gained the admiration of his prominent former students, including John Galliano who has already purchased one of the works in the new exhibition , Stella McCartney , Hussein Chalayan and the late Richard Nicoll. If his first exhibition is anything to go by, Amar Gallery promises to be a dynamic and valuable addition to the London art scene.
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Tangye may depict the same sitter three or four times within the same image, tracing draft upon draft, tweaking a smile, or twisting the body, each time revealing a timeline of his ideas. Howard Tangye inaugurates Amar Gallery with his revealing sketches. Luke S , 2016. Thank you for registering to the newsletter.