The gallery is pleased to present Cream 2022, a special selection of some of the gallery’s favourite emerging photographic graduate artists who have featured in one of our annual Cream exhibition showcases dating back to 2008.
Shiho Kito was selected for one of the first ever Cream shows in 2009. After completing her MA at the LCC, Kito has worked between the UK, Japan and India. Her major project ‘pikari’ (dazzlingly) has exhibited extensively across Europe and Asia and received an Honourable Mention at the Magenta Flash Forward Awards. She has received several grants from the Nomura Foundation, Japan, which included the major exhibition, ‘Another Way of Telling, New Stories from India and Japan’ alongside Karen Knorr at Kytographie, Kyoto. Her current body of work, Kagami (mirror) is an attempt to contemplate the idea of photography within the landscape.
Katinka Goldberg was also selected for Cream 2019. Goldberg’s work has been exhibited extensively in Europe since her graduation from the Edinburgh College of Art. Her photobook ‘Surfacing’ was included in Martin Parr/Gerry Badger’s anthology A History of Photobooks Volume III, and her latest solo museum show at Norway’s Kongsberg Art Centre features work from series ‘Bristningar’ (Rupture) which uses the amputated and then reconstructed body as a way to visualise fragmented identity.
Since exhibiting at Cream 2013, Chloe Rosser has since received the ArtSlant Prize and won the Tokyo International Foto Awards in 2019. Her graduate work ‘Form’ and her recent project ‘Function’ have been exhibited around the world. The work is an exploration of our experience of being human and our fraught relationship with our bodies.
2016 graduate Nigel Maynard went on to complete an MA at Westminster University. His on-going project ‘Formshire’ has exhibited widely around the UK and featured in several publications. The series looks at how the making of abstract photographs is comparable with the exploration of an unknown landscape.
Angela Blažanović was part of Cream in 2019. She is currently studying for an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art. Her graduate project ‘Fragments of a River’, creating compositions from found objects on the bed of the River Thames at low tide, won several awards including AOP Student Award and was shortlisted for 2020 Photo London Emerging Photographer of the Year Award 2020. Through an approach somewhere between photography and sculpture, the artist investigates the symbiotic relationship between human and landscape, often using overlooked and discarded traces of our human presence.
Kira Krasz is one of the youngest photographers in our selection. She was a part of Cream in 2019 with her highly-acclaimed degree project ‘Thought after Taught’. The project received the Photoworks Student Award and her follow-up project ‘A Living Sense of Home’ won the Coup de Coeur Leica Award at the Hangar Art Prize. She has recently received a three-year scholarship from The Hungarian Academy of Arts for her current project ‘From Marble to Stone’.
Featured in Cream’s 2017 edition, Ocean’s series ‘Front Door’ is the result of a year long socially-engaged residency on Flakefleet estate. In it, Farini placed herself within the pages of ‘Slimming’ magazines from the 70’s and 80’s. The series celebrates, questions and what it is to grow-up and grow-into a place through photographs, clothes and words
In 2018, Ocean was awarded the LeftCoast Long-Term Residency, where she created ‘Front Door’ .
In his series ‘Predator/Protector’, Constant Explores the evolution of the battle field. Taking a look at the landscape of the British UAV program and its complacency with even more destructive programs around the world, Predator/ Protector aims to contrast the idealistic and unintrusive views with the reality of what is taking place in these locations to show that they are part of the ever-expanding ‘battlespace’ in the information age. These images are combined with representations of aspects that are impossible to capture due to restricted access (the UAVs themselves and the operating rooms.) The juxtaposition reveals interesting parallels that would not have been achieved by photographing the investigated subjects alone.
Shortly after Cream 2015, he won the Magnum Graduate Photographer of the Year Award in 2016 with his project ‘Firn’, and was shortlisted for the Metro Imaging award in 2018.