Grove Square Galleries is a fine art venue celebrating the work of diverse and brilliant emerging artists. Quantus Gallery is a newly-launched European first, a gallery dedicated to NFT digital art with an in-house advisory service. Although London-based, the two galleries are going to exhibit at Eagle’s Rest in St Brelade between June 9th and 12th.
Eagle’s Rest is located just above St. Aubin village and harbour, offering sea views across St Aubin’s Bay and the privacy that comes from its surrounding three acres of parkland gardens. This impressive country house exudes opulence and is the perfect setting for the launch of the galleries’ work in Jersey this month.
One of the featured artists, Orlanda Broom (work pictured) who graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art (Barcelona) in 1997. After returning to the UK from living aboard 10 years ago, she started working full-time from her London studio. Broom’s main painting practice takes two distinct forms: lush, exotic landscapes and dynamic abstract pieces. Connecting these bodies of work is a strong sense of colour, references to organic forms and the exploration of the mediums she works with. Commissions include a 4x4m centrepiece for the lobby of the new Four Seasons in Downtown New York and a large abstract for the Mandarin Oriental in London.
Whether it’s a huge floral canvas or a plump, virtual ‘Crypto Star’ NFT character, it’ll be interesting to see what the union and their engagement with the Jersey artistic community brings.