Exhibitor listing

Grosvenor Gallery

Grosvenor Gallery
35 Bury Street
London, SW1Y 6AY
United Kingdom
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E-mail address : art@grosvenorgallery.com
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ABOUT

Grosvenor Gallery was first established by the American sociologist and writer Eric Estorick (1913-1993) who began to collect works of art when he came to live in England after the Second World War. Estorick moved to England in 1947 after his marriage to Salome Dessau. In the initial years, the couple developed a major collection of Italian art, which at one time was considered the most important collection of Italian art outside Italy. It was then that Estorick became a full time art dealer and went on to establish the Grosvenor Gallery in 1960, with its first premise on Davies Street. It was the largest and best equipped gallery in England at the time. The old Grosvenor Gallery that specialized in the Pre-Raphaelites had closed in 1906.

Grosvenor Gallery went on to exhibit some of the major European artists of the time - some for the first time in London such as Magritte, Picasso, Sironi, Chagall, Lissitzky and Archipenko. Grosvenor Gallery also represented an impressive group of young artists such as Michael Ayrton, Jack Smith, Prunella Clough, John Hoskin and Karl Weschke. Estorick also added the already well-known artists Francis Newton Souza and Paul Feiler.

Apart from Western European art, the Gallery was the principal outlet in the West for modern art from Eastern Europe. It also sold works by living Soviet artists, which was a major accomplishment for a Western gallery. Furthermore Estorick championed several South African artists notably Irma Stern, Feni Dumile and Sydney Kumalo.

In 2006, Grosvenor Gallery collaborated with Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi to form Grosvenor Vadehra. The purpose of this collaboration was to promote international art in India and Indian art in the UK. In this guise it has held international exhibitions in India including a Pablo Picasso exhibition in 2006 and a highly acclaimed exhibition of Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon along with Tyeb Mehta and Francis Newton Souza in 2007.

The artist Francis Newton Souza has been a focus for the gallery, his first show being The Human and the Divine Predicament (1964), followed by Black Art and Other Paintings (1966) followed by shows in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005 at the Tate Britain in London and 2 shows in New York in 2005 and 2008.

Since then the Gallery has continued to exhibit modern and contemporary South Asian art, predominantly the work of mid-20th century Indian modernists such as the Bombay Progressives, as well as Chughtai, Gulgee and Sadequain from Pakistan.

Our contemporary program includes exhibitions of work by Rasheed Araeen, Faiza Butt and Olivia Fraser amongst others.

Going forward Grosvenor Gallery will continue to focus on showing the best modern and contemporary Art from South Asia from our new premises at 35 Bury Street.

  • Conor Macklin

  • Premal Sanghvi

  • Charles Moore

  • Kajoli Khanna

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Olivia Fraser  (+)

    Biography : "She's brilliant, with a terrific graphic sense." - Glenn Lowry, MOMA, New York "Olivia Fraser somehow manages to use the ancient techniques of Indian painting with a modern and cross cultural twist - very much art for our Globalized world." - Marc Quinn "Fraser's works have a meditative quality that is utterly compelling" - The Week After graduating with a MA in Modern Languages from Oxford, Olivia spent a year at Wimbledon Art College before moving to India in 1989. Since then she has had numerous single and group shows in the UK, India and Nepal. She has also illustrated her husband, William Dalrymple's books, in particular 'City of Djinns'. She has written and illustrated a children's book for an Indian NGO that promotes childhood literacy: "Made in India" published by Pratham. She teaches a bi-annual miniature painting course in Jaipur. Olivia Fraser first came to India in 1989 and had her first show in Delhi in 1991. Following in the footsteps of her ancestor, James Baillie Fraser who painted India, its monuments and landscape in the early 1800s, Olivia set out to continue where her ancestor had left off, painting the architecture of India and its people. James Baillie Fraser also commissioned local artists to paint what has become the famous 'Fraser Album' - the greatest masterpiece of Company School Painting portraying the different types of people and their jobs, crafts or castes against stark white backgrounds. This hybrid form of painting where Indian artists created something that mixed techniques and ideas from the East and West has greatly influenced Olivia's work during the 1990s. Since then, she has studied the traditional Indian miniature painting technique under Jaipuri and Delhi masters, and now uses this in her work with its gem-like stone colours, its unique miniature brush work, and its elaborate decorative and burnished surfaces. Having been especially influenced by Nathdwara pichwai painting in recent years, Olivia has bee

    Exhibition : SOLO SHOWS
    2017 Anahat, Solo booth at Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
    2016 Olivia Fraser: Sacred Garden, The Government Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh, India
    2016 The Sacred Garden, Sundaram Tagore, New York
    2014 India Art Fair, Grosvenor Gallery Solo Booth, New Delhi, India
    2014 Subtle Bodies, in association with Art18/21, Norwich
    2014 Olivia Fraser, M on the Bund, Shanghai, China
    2013 Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Goa, India
    2012 Miniatures, Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK
    2007 Triveni Gallery, New Delhi, India
    2003 Indar Pasricha Fine Art, London, UK
    1998 Indar Pasricha Fine Art, London, UK
    1994 Andrew Usiskin Fine Art, London, UK
    1991 Carma Galleries, New Delhi, India

    GROUP SHOWS
    2018 India Art Fair, Grosvenor Gallery Booth, New Delhi
    2017 India Art Fair, Grosvenor Gallery Booth, New Delhi
    2016 India Art Fair, Grosvenor Gallery Booth, New Delhi
    2016 Deck of Cards, British Council, New Delhi
    2015 Unfolding Perspectives, Deck gallery, Singapore
    2016 Gandhara Art, Art Basel Hong Kong
    2015 Frontiers Reimagined, Venice Biennale
    2015 Yoga Chakra, LKA, New Delhi
    2015 Forms of Devotion, China Arts Museum, Shanghai
    2015 Grosvenor Gallery, India Art Fair, New Delhi
    2014 Kullu Perceived, The Prince's Drawing School, London
    2013 Modern & Contemporary Miniatures: Grosvenor Gallery, London
    2013 Miniature Rewind: Art Dubai
    2013 Grosvenor Gallery, India Art Fair, New Delhi
    2012 Asian Art in London
    2012 Iconographic investigations: Nature Morte, Gurgaon
    2012 Interrogating Conventions: Nature Morte, New Delhi
    2012 Grosvenor Gallery, India Art Fair, New Delhi
    2011 The Path of the Lotus: Grosvenor Gallery, London
    2010 Kathmandu Arts Centre, Nepal
    2010 Apparao Galleries, Chennai
    2009 Apparao Galleries, New Delhi
    2008 Kathmandu Arts Centre, Nepal
    2004 Presteigne Art Gallery, Wales
    1999 The Portland Gallery, London
    1996 The Clarendon Gallery, London

    Artist's Objects:

    • Olivia Fraser - Breathe, 2016

      Breathe, 2016

    • Olivia Fraser - Lotus Eyes, 2017

      Lotus Eyes, 2017

    • Olivia Fraser - Kalachakra, 2016

      Kalachakra, 2016

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

  • Senaka Senanayake  (+)

    Biography : Senaka achieved early fame as a child prodigy, whose work was first exhibited in Colombo in the late 1950s. He then held his first international one man show in New York at the age of ten. He continued to paint and as a teenager held numerous exhibitions in Sri Lanka as well as Europe, the USA and Asia. It was after he received formal training at Yale University, where he studied Art and Architecture, that he decided to dedicate his life to painting. After graduating he moved back to Sri Lanka, where he has since established himself as one of the region's most important living artists. His recent work is inspired by the plight of the Sri Lankan rainforests, many of which have been subject to intense deforestation to make way for tea-plantations. Senaka comments; "My main focus is on the endangered flora and fauna in our rainforests. In 2005 I visited a rainforest in Sri Lanka, which had became my muse for many of my shows." Visiting the artist's house in Colombo it is easy to see from where Senaka draws inspiration for his wonderfully vibrant canvases. His studio is next to the house in which he grew up, and is surrounded by a lush tropical garden, full of exotic plants which attract colourful birds and iridescent insects. When discussing his work the artist comments "I could have shown the negative aspects of destruction, such as people and animals dying, but I try to do happy, positive paintings." One of Senaka's objectives is to establish a connection with everyone that encounters his work. "Many times, people walk be a piece of art and don't respont… I want my paintings to talk. Everyone from a street sweeper to a university professor should be able to relate to my art." Each of his canvases takes between 2-3 weeks to complete. Layer upon layer of paint is added, creating an incredible depth to the colours and imparting a rich feel the works which appear to have an almost luminescent quality to them

    Exhibition : 2018
    Grosvenor Gallery and Saffronart, New Delhi, India
    2017
    India Art Fair New Delhi – Grosvenor Gallery
    Artiana Auction Dubai
    Dharmachakra – Grosvenor Gallery London
    2016
    India Art Fair New Delhi – Grosvenor Gallery Solo Booth
    Sotheby’s New York Auction
    Artiana Auction Dubai
    2015
    Singapore – Grosvenor Gallery Group Show
    Dubai/Singapore/Hong Kong – Group Show with Sanchit Art Gallery
    2014
    London – Grosvenor Gallery
    Mumbai – Pundoles Auction
    New Delhi – India Art Fair – Art Alive Gallery
    2013
    Mumbai – In an Iridescent Land – Tao Art Gallery & Patrimonio Art Gallery
    New Delhi – India Art Fair – Viewing Room & Patrimonio Art Gallery
    2011
    Mumbai – Lost Horizons – Patrimonio Art Gallery & Art Alive Gallery
    2009
    New Delhi – Paradise Lost – Art Alive Gallery
    2007
    Dubai – Ode to Nature – 1x1 Art Space
    2006
    Singapore – Fashion and Art With Satya Paul
    New Delhi – Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre
    2005
    Mumbai – Museum Gallery
    2004
    Korea – Yeesoo City, Seoul
    2003
    Korea – Seoul
    Mumbai – Museum Gallery
    2002
    Chennai
    New Delhi – Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre
    2001
    Singapore
    2000
    Dubai
    1998
    London – Sothebys Auction
    1996
    Colombo – 100th One Man Show
    1961-1990s
    USA – New York
    San Diego
    Washington DC
    Los Angeles to name a few
    Europe - Rotterdam, Holland
    Brussels, Belgium
    London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester.
    Prague, Czechoslovakia
    Moscow, Russia
    Paris, France
    Bremen, Cologne, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg - Germany
    Rome, Italy.
    Japan – Tokyo, Osaka, Yokkaichi

    Artist's Objects:

    • Senaka Senanayake  - The Morning Blooms, 2017

      The Morning Blooms, 2017

    • Senaka Senanayake  - White Lotus, 2017

      White Lotus, 2017

    • Senaka Senanayake  - Butterflies

      Butterflies

    • Senaka Senanayake  - Garden, 2018

      Garden, 2018

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:


Breathe, 2016 - Olivia Fraser

Olivia Fraser

Breathe, 2016

Breathe, 2016
Stone pigment and Arabic gum on handmade Sanganer paper
91.4 x 91.4 cm
36 x 36 in

Garden, 2018 - Senaka Senanayake

Senaka Senanayake

Garden, 2018

Oil on canvas
91.4 x 60.9 cm (36 x 24 in)

Butterflies - Senaka Senanayake

Senaka Senanayake

Butterflies

Oil on canvas
106.6 x 106.6 cm (42 x 42 in.)

White Lotus, 2017 - Senaka Senanayake

Senaka Senanayake

White Lotus, 2017

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated
121.9 x 182.8 cm
(48 x 72 in.)

Kalachakra, 2016 - Olivia Fraser

Olivia Fraser

Kalachakra, 2016

Kalachakra, 2016
Stone pigment and Arabic gum on handmade Sanganer paper, triptych
27.9 x 27.9 cm (11 x 11 in) each, 27.9 x 83.8 cm (11 x 33 in) total

The Morning Blooms, 2017 - Senaka Senanayake

Senaka Senanayake

The Morning Blooms, 2017

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated
152.4 x 213.36 cm
60 x 84 in

Lotus Eyes, 2017 - Olivia Fraser

Olivia Fraser

Lotus Eyes, 2017

Lotus Eyes, 2017
Stone Pigmemt and Arabic gum on handmade Sanganer paper
30.5 x 57.1 cm
12 x 22 1/2 in