Mac McNaughton

Born in Scotland in 1973, Mac McNaughton grew up in Glasgow where he immersed himself in the West End scene of the 1990s. He was involved with Postcard Records and wrote lyrics for James Kirk’s debut album “You Can Make It If You Boogie” as well as designing record sleeves and merchandise for various bands and labels.

Mac made the decision to start painting after finding a book on Otto Dix in a charity shop and seeing the Jean Cocteau mural in the Notre Dame de France in London. Mac received a First-Class Honours degree in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts in 2019 and afterwards continued his studies with the Contemporary Art Academy.

Still heavily influenced by the music and cinema of his formative years, Mac has recently moved to a studio in rural Cambridgeshire. He works with oils and watercolours to create images which are both epic and intimate. His work recently featured in the Delta Gamma exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. 

Mac’s work explores the uncanny and the appropriation of filmic qualities in painting as a device for both personal and collective memory. He welcomes the viewer to inhabit his paintings.

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Gabriela Cohen

Gabriela Cohen (b. 1998, London) is a Bournemouth based artist creating primarily
figurative work with oil paints on canvas. Gabriela graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art
from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2020. In 2021 Gabriela went onto become a semi-
finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and partook in the Graduate Launchpad
Residency at spudWORKS (New Forest) until October 2022. Recent exhibitions include
‘DELTA GAMMA’ 21st October – 18th November 2022 at Saatchi Gallery.

Gabriela is a painter who creates psychedelic, magical, and sensitive explorations imbued
with a romantic yearning for the unattainable, visiting the past. Gabriela’s process utilises
analogue photography, editing the colours in these images to produce references for her
paintings. The physical act of painting combined with digital editing creates ambiguity about
the time in which her paintings exist, which may be interpreted as a form of time travelling.
Gabriela works on an ultra-smooth sanded canvas, wiping away the oil paint to reveal the
canvas beneath, working in layers. In some ways this method of painting echoes the soft
and romantic feel of film photography.

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London Art Fair 2023

18 – 22 January 2023

Stands 1 & 2
Business Design Centre, Islington
52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Show Hours

Private Preview
Tuesday 17 January 2023 2pm – 9pm
Public Hours
Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 January 2023

We are exhibiting at The London Art Fair 2023 and will be showing a succession of new and emerging art together with some established and celebrated international artists.

We are showing the renowned American artists Hunt Slonem and Gary Komarin together with Donald Judd and a range of drawings and small paintings by Swiss artist Nicolas Party. In terms of British greats we will have Bert Irvin and Andy Goldsworthy, together with the odd Hockney.

On the emerging side we have a surfeit of exciting new British talent including the following painters: Mac MacNaughton, Gabriella Cohen, Zavier Ellis, Alex Jones, and Stewart Geddes and some finally sculpture by Svetlana Bogatcheva.

Gary Komarin