Between the 14th and 24th of November, take some time to visit a lovely art gallery located in the middle of London. The exposition is about drawings and paintings from life portraits, cities and imagination through print making.
The Judith Blacklock Gallery
83 Kinnerton Street
Opening Times: Mo-Fri 11am -9pm, Sunday 12pm-7pm
About the artist
Contemporary South African painter Justin Norcott has emerged as one of the most intriguing young artists working today. His compositional style refers to the classical ideals of figurative painting, but merges introspection and visual spectacle with unmistakable modernity. His highly passionate investigations of the human form are characterised by open brushwork, sweeping colour, bold use of texture and great technical precision; qualities that have earned him an impressive range of international accolades.
Born in South Africa in a troubled area of the capital, Justin achieved international success at an early age, culminating in him exhibiting at the Royal Academy of London at the tender age of 18. Moving to the UK, he then attended the prestigious University of Wales Institute in Cardiff where he honed his figurative skills further and developed his unique, easily recognisable style.
Following his training, he continued to exhibit his work independently and achieved further success by being accepted for exhibitions at both the Royal College of Art and Christies, resulting in him being offered a sought-after contract with a leading UK publisher and distributor of Fine Art.
Silly Blog Questions
Q: Are you a cat or a dog person?
A: Definitely a dog person. I used to have a big dog and I loved it.
Q: Who is your intended market for the prints?
A: [laughs] Women. They love art. They come to the gallery and purchase one or two prints for their husband’s office.
Observations on the personal encounter
Justin struck me as a very charming person. Loving, warm and compassionate, he is also a helpless romantic who loves the idea of being in love. He’s rarely alone and will often choose a bad relationship rather than none at all. He is upbeat, with a positive outlook on life. He loves beauty in any form, seeking balance and harmony, and has a deep sense of fairness and justice. He left South Africa for England due to the serious racism issues in Cape Town.
True to his trademark fairness, he weighs all sides carefully first, and even after he finally does make a decision, he’s likely to change it after giving it more thought.
These same qualities, however, can sometimes make him fickle in matters of the heart. He loves people, and they love him, so he’s viewed as somewhat of a flirt.
He loves beauty and creativity so look for him at art galleries, arts and crafts fairs, theatre plays and museums. He also loves luxury, so you might find him dining in a restaurants and hotels, gourmet food shops and fashionable clothing stores.
How to find him:
Mobile: 077875 19386