Trained as an architect, French artist Benoît Trimborn describes his work as ‘contemporary impressionism’.
EASTER AT URBANE
Spring has sprung (finally!) here in Edinburgh, and at Urbane we have had our latest re-hang. Colourful, vibrant artworks are on show for your viewing pleasure, and we also have our giant rabbit, Lapin, on display.
Urbane On Artsy
Online art portal, Artsy is featuring Urbane this month as we are exhibiting for the first time at London Art Fair, taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington
DANIEL SUEIRAS FANJUL @ EDINBURGH ART FAIR
This year at Edinburgh Art Fair, we will be showcasing the work of Spanish painter Daniel Sueiras Fanjul. To read more about Fanjul's work click here...
PASCALE TAURUA @ EDINBURGH ART FAIR
Making waves at Edinburgh Art Fair this year will be Pascale Taurua; click here for more information about our resident beauty queen...
FREDDY FABRIS @ EDINBURGH ART FAIR
This year we will be taking esteemed Fine Art and commercial photographer Freddy Fabris to Edinburgh Art Fair. Read a little more about Freddy's work here...
SPOTLIGHT: FRANK SCHROEDER
Born to a French mother and a West African father, artist Frank Schroeder’s paintings explore the vibrant and visceral aspects of life and culture; having suffered through the First Ivorian Civil War, Schroeder found solace studying philosophy, literature and art, retreating to an inner creative world he described as “dark and sometimes near death.”
SPOTLIGHT: CORINNA WAGNER
Hailing from Frankfurt, Germany, Corinna Wagner is an artist whose work is regularly exhibited in galleries across Europe.
SPOTLIGHT: JOLANDA SPAGNO
Hailing from Bari, Italy, Jolando Spagno is a multi-award-winning artist whose work combines both optical illusion and art.
SPOTLIGHT: FREDDY FABRIS
Having found international success with his commercial photography endeavours, more recently the famed Freddy Fabris has found acclaim for his first foray into Fine Art Photography with his inaugural 'Renaissance Series'.
After finishing his degree in Salisbury, English sculptor Matt Duke has spent the last twenty years working with bronze; creating the exquisite shapes and vivid patinas that can be seen in his work today.
SPOTLIGHT: JANNE PARVIAINEN
Janne uses coloured strobes, flashlights, and other sources of light to create these beautiful and unique paintings of skeletons and ‘light creatures’. He also has over 17 years of experience as a painter in the more traditional mediums, and maintains a recognisable aesthetic that combines oils with metal leaf and permanent marker on the glass of old windows.
JANNE PARVIAINEN: ASKED AND ANSWERED
As part of our exhibition 'Absolute Contemporaries', we've teamed up with light art photographer and painter, Janne Parviainen to ask him 8 questions about his work. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Janne has also used his work for commercial purposes and has been featured in various magazines and art blogs such as National Geographic, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Wired, Juxtapoz, Spiegel Online, Metro Newspaper and Yahoo News. Here, he tells us more:
YOUN: ASKED AND ANSWERED
YOUN: ASKED AND ANSWERED As part of our exhibition 'Absolute Contemporaries', we've teamed up with sculptor Youn Cho to ask 8 questions about her work. Hailing from South Korea and currently practising in Nice, Youn’s sculptures comprise of ideas engendered in her Asian roots that are whimsical and ecclectic. At Urbane, we have a number of pieces in our collection, and here Youn tells us more about them.
SPOTLIGHT ON Daniel Sueiras Fanjul
Portrait artist Daniel Sueiras Fanjul is somewhat different from the norm. Instead of turning out portraits depicting well-heeled aristocrats, he subverts the traditional in favour of the unconventional;
Hailing from Bari, Italy, Jolando Spagno is a multi-award-winning artist whose work combines both optical illusion and art.
SPOTLIGHT ON KEYMI
The month we are thrilled to be hosting Keymi’s first ever solo exhibition in the UK.
Urbane Welcomes French Landscape Artist
We are very proud to be exhibiting in the UK for the first time the exceptional landscapes of Benoît Trimborn.
Pascale Taurua Joins Urbane
We are delighted to announce that the second international artists to join Urbane this week is exciting new French talent Pascale Taurua.
Youn Now Available At Urbane
We are very pleased to be exhibiting in the UK for the first time the work of Korean-born sculptor Youn, who is known by her growing band of admirers as Little Miss Sunshine.
Own Art Plus Arrives At Urbane
Urbane is very proud to be one of only a handful of art galleries in the UK to have been selected to join Own Art Plus. Now you can spread the cost of contemporary art priced from £2,500 to £25,000, over 10 equal monthly instalments.
Own Art With Urbane
Urbane is delighted to announce that it is now a member of Own Art, which is an Arts Council England initiative operated in partnership with Creative Scotland.
Freddy Fabris Renaissance Series Interview
We may not have Freddy Fabris in person for the launch of the Renaissance Series exhibition, but we do have the next best thing an interview, where Fabris gives his insight into this award-winning collection of fine art photographs.
RENAISSANCE SERIES BY FREDDY FABRIS 09-30.04.16
Urbane is proud to be hosting the first European exhibition of a new suite of work by internationally renowned photographic artist, Freddy Fabris.
MEDIA ALERT FOR 'ART-FICIONADOS'
EUROPEAN PRESS LAUNCH OF THE RENAISSANCE SERIES BY FREDDY FABRIS IN EDINBURGH
Urbane Welcomes Spanish Contemporary Artist Daniel Sueiras Fanjul
In continuing our efforts to present a varied portfolio of international contemporary art, we are thrilled to be showing for the first time in the UK the artworks of Daniel Sueiras Fanjul.
Opening Times For Remainder Of February And Early March 2016
For the next few week the gallery will only be open on Saturdays.
More Drawings By Italian Venice Biennale Artist Arriving Soon
We are thrilled to be receiving more of the exceptional work by Jolanda Spagno next month.
Jannie Parviainen Featured In Lomography
Lomography magazine names Jannie Parviainen a light magician.
Congratulations Niki Hare
Niki Hare is now collaborating with Minneapolis-based Area Environments to produce a limited selection of edgy wall coverings. We are confident that this will only further raise the profile of this talented young artist and ultimately demand for her work.
A Farewell Photograph
We had Ben on his knees in the gallery after he found out his favourite rabbit has found a new home!
Love Is All Around Us
We are true romantics at Urbane, so we were only too happy to help Craig Burrows in his plan to propose to his girlfriend of four years Melanie Keenen.
The gallery will close 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will re-open 11am on Saturday 16th January. Should you have any enquiries in the meantime please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07578 050855.
New Sculptures By Matt Duke
We are delighted to announce that we have the latest sculptures in the gallery by Matt Duke.
Freddy And The Mechanics
Watch this space as Urbane Art Gallery is to present for the first time the award-winning Renaissance Series by Freddy Fabris.
Two Days Until EAF 2015
Collectors of German artist Corinna Wagner will be pleased to know that this gallery favourite will also be making an appearance at the fair.
Three Days To EAF 2015
We are delighted to be presenting the critically acclaimed Nice-based sculptor Véronique Guerrieri at EAF 2015.
Four Days And Counting To EAF 2015
We are delighted to be presenting the latest original artworks by French graffiti artist Keymi.
Sevens Days To EAF 2015
With only seven days to the 2015 Edinburgh Art Fair, the countdown has begun and we are getting very excited at Urbane.
Going For Gold
Louise Giblin MRBS Triumphs At 2015 Florence Biennale.
Happy All Hallows' Eve
To celebrate Halloween we have chose the aptly named Saturday Night Fever, a light art painting by the world renowned light art photographer Janne Parvianen from Finland.
Rave Review For Rosie Playfair
Rosie Playfair's first solo show was reviewed in today's Spectrum. Well done Rosie. Your work looks great in the gallery and is proving popular with our clients.
New French Sculptor For Urbane
Véronique Guerrieri is the latest international artist to exhibit at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.
Urbane Welcomes New German Artist
Valeria Becker is the latest international artist to exhibit at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.
Urbane Art Gallery At The Aberdeen Art Fair
We are back from Aberdeen after a busy weekend at the art fair.
Art Attack Reviewed By BroadwayBaby
The exhibit has an international focus, the works and artists on display being united mainly by the quality of their pieces. Highlights included .......
Daily Record Helps With Search For Scottish War Heroes
LOUISE Giblin is making bronze plaques of war heroes' hands in Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh, but she needs some help from those who served between 1945 and 1967.
Lend Us A Hand
Urbane Art Gallery and celebrity sculptor Louise Giblin appeal for war heroes to immortalise their hand in bronze.
Amanda Is Coming Together
'Amanda', a playful piece by French graffiti artist Keymi, is one of our featured artworks in our Festival Exhibition.
Model Ingrida Dornbrook Visits The Gallery
Dornbrook is the model featured on the 'Nude Study 21A' and 'Nude Study 21B' photographs by Chris Close currently being exhibited at the gallery as part of the Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival.
Art Review: Baileys Stardust - Retina
Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival reviewed alongside Bailey's Stardust by Duncan MacMillan in the Scotsman.
Photographers By A Photographer
Paul Bock photographs Lee Howell and Chris Close at Urbane Art Gallery during the Retina Opening.
We Are Delighted To Welcome A New Photographer To The Gallery
Spanish artist Ivan Bernal Palli has been doing traditional wet darkroom photography for over 10 years.
Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival Opening
Thank you to everyone who attended the preview of the Retina, making the night a huge success.
Another Award-Winning Artist Joins Urbane
Denise Zygadlo is the latest multi award-winning artist to exhibit at Urbane Art Gallery. As professional member and prize-winner of the Scottish Society of Artists, Denise regularly exhibits at the RSA.
Scottish Woman: In My Shoes
"Art shouldn't just be for those who can afford to have it, it should be for everybody" Urbane Art Gallery Director, Tracey Robertson.
The Directors Of Urbane Art Gallery Get Married
A warm congratulations to Tracey and Archie Roxburgh, the Directors of Urbane Art Gallery on their wedding.
The 10 Years Story Of 'Timeless Purple'
Richard Strachan shares with us the insightful journey of one of his most meaningful pieces, currently hanging at the gallery.
Wanderarti: 6 Unique Contemporary Art Galleries In Edinburgh
Urbane Art Gallery was described as "one of the most cutting edge spaces in the city" in a review by Lizzie Davey.
New Pieces By Emerging Artist Eloise Robinson
'Creating Space III' and 'Creating Space IV' are two astonishing emulsion and enamel on panel pieces that just arrived to the gallery.
Urbane's Upcoming Exhibition Featured In i-on Magazine
Urbane Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition in partnership with Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival was featured in i-on magazine.
Clare Andrews Exhibition Opening
Thank you to everyone who attended Clare Andrews' exhibition opening. The event was a great success!
Urbane Supports Art Graduate Eloise Robinson
We are delighted to be showing a selection of work from Eloise Robinson's degree show. This bright young talent graduates this summer with a MA in Fine Art with History of Art from The University of Edinburgh.
New Works By Bea Last
Top international artist Bea Last is now exhibiting at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.
Kenneth Le Riche Now Exhibiting At Urbane
Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art lecturer Kenneth Le Riche is the latest artist to join Urbane Art Gallery.
Solo Show For Clare Andrews
Next month Urbane Art will be showcasing the work of Clare Andrews.
Urbane Welcomes Rudolf Fankhauser
The leading Swiss abstract artist will be making his UK debut at the gallery next month.
Multi Award-Winning Italian Artist Joins Urbane
We are very excited and proud to be showing in Edinburgh a selection of work by the hugely talented and popular artist Jolanda Spagno.
Paul Charlton To Exhibit In Our XmArt Show
We are thrilled to be showing the artworks of the popular Edinburgh-based artist Paul Charlton.
Marta Czok Joins Gallery
We are very proud to be bringing to Edinburgh a collection of work by Marta Czok, an artist highly regarded internationally.
Award-Winning French Artist
Tehos, the 2011 Aiap Unesco Prize Winner is the latest international artist to exhibit at Urbane Art.
Traditional Art With A Contemporary Twist
Next month we will be featuring the edgy Paris-based artist Mathieu Bernard Martin.
Sportastic Line-Up of Bronzes
We're celebrating Glasgow 2014 early with the first ever showing in a Scottish gallery of bronze plaques by Louise Giblin MRBS this weekend.
Summer at Urbane Art Gallery
One of the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh cultural calendar will be Urbane Art Gallery's Festival Exhibition taking place from 23rd July - 21st September, displaying the work of Louise Giblin MRBS and Rosie Playfair.
First UK Exhibition for Egyptian Artist
Hossam Dirar will be showing in the UK for the first time at Urbane Art Gallery from 7th June to 19th July.
Welcome Michael Dawson
Urbane Art Gallery is pleased to add Michael Dawson to their growing list of national and international artists
Auld Reekie Print by Stephen O'Neil Has Been Won
Congratulations to Gary Motherwell you have won Stephen O'Neil's fantastic mounted print of Auld Reekie
New and Exclusive Print by Stephen O'Neil
Urbane Art Gallery is the only gallery to have Stephen O'Neil's latest print of Calton Hill
There are two sides to Corinna Wagner’s creative output, one is abstract and the other is figurative. She says, “These two different styles push my personal and artistic boundaries”.
Glenn's art raises awareness about growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1990's, his paintings are informed by this period in history.
Urbane Art Gallery is excited to be showcasing Colin Brown's latest artworks.
Urbane Art Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting the latest work of the popular and successful Scottish artist Rosie Playfair.
So Fu Exhibition
So Fu’s exciting urban art is a continuing dialogue with neo-expressionists and in particular Basquiat.