Artist in Focus – Deborah Azzopardi

 

Has your art matured with you?

Experience is the best teacher of all. It  has taught me that my whole self, emotions and thoughts, are ‘in’ my work.   I think that’s what makes art powerful and reaches out to others. I wouldn’t like to be judged on any particular painting as it has taken me a lifetime of work.

Do you have a favourite piece of yours?

All of my art is my favourite!  The next painting is always the best and very exciting. It’s a constant feeling of loving the piece I just  finished and really loving the painting I haven’t yet started or maybe that I’m working on.

How quickly do you work?

I work slowly although I think  at top speed, I  can’t paint fast. Each painting can take 3 to 4 months to complete and that doesn’t include the preparation.

How do you feel when you work?

I am totally relaxed when working. Radio and audio books are wonderful company. There are many phone disruptions but my  biggest distraction is  the fridge.

Published by Rosenstiel’s. Be Inspired: https://www.rosenstiels.com/be-inspired/deborah-azzopardi/

 

Original works available from The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. View ’35 YEARS OF AZZOPARDI’ exhibition.

Flip through the exhibition catalogue:

https://bit.ly/35YearsOfAzzopardiCatalogue

Read the Press Release:

https://bit.ly/35YearsOfAzzopardiPressRelease

 

Essay by art critic Estelle Lovatt

Voiceover artist Faye Maughan

Video by Cristina Schek

35 YEARS OF AZZOPARDI | The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Online Exclusive Exhibition

Delighted to announce this major retrospective ’35 YEARS OF AZZOPARDI’

in an online exclusive exhibition organised by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Online exhibition 

 

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The exhibition features original paintings that are offered for sale for the first time in Azzopardi’s career. Azzopardi acquired her worldwide fame for the joyous Pop Art images she has created over the past 35 years. Deborah’s unique and feminine take on contemporary art is best described by the esteemed art critic Estelle Lovatt FRSA: “America has Lichtenstein, we have Azzopardi!”

London-based Deborah Azzopardi (born in Golders Green) is a long-standing supporter of British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI)For this exclusive exhibition we are pleased to once again partner with BFAMI and pledge a donation of 20% from the sales of these wonderful Azzopardi originals as well as limited editions to include Femme Fatale (2016), Guilty Pleasure (2016), Girl With The Diamond Earring (Ed. 2/15,2013), Gossip (Ed. 6/10, 2016) and The Great Escape (Ed. 14/15, 2015).

Online exhibition runs from 11th June until 31st July 2020
Private timed appointments at Wimbledon HQ may be arranged

For further information please contact Anastasia Lander at anastasia@young-masters.co.uk | +44 (0) 7957 114 873
info@thecynthiacorbettgallery.com
http://www.thecynthiacorbettgallery.com
Instagram.com/cynthiacorbettgallery
Tel. +44 (0)20 8947 6782
Mob. +44 (0)7939 085 076

 

You are invited to be among the first ones to see the full curation of 35 Years Of Azzopardi:

https://bit.ly/35YearsOfAzzopardiOnlineExhibition

Flip through the exhibition catalogue:

https://bit.ly/35YearsOfAzzopardiCatalogue

Read the Press Release:

https://bit.ly/35YearsOfAzzopardiPressRelease

Deborah Azzopardi’s ‘Artist Edition’ of the ‘SSHH’ Coffee Table Book is now available and suitable for everyone!

Dimensions are 307 x 307mm comprising 228 pages printed on 170gsm Ebb Chorus Silk Paper. Showcasing Azzopardi’s work and featuring more than 100 of her celebrated images. Behind-the-scenes supplement includes studio photographs by Cristina Schek.

Deborah Azzopardi’s debut book has an introduction by art critic, historian and journalist Estelle Lovatt FRSA and Angus Granlund, from Christie’s  London.

To purchase Deborah Azzopardi’s ‘SSHH’ Coffee Table Book, supplement and personalisation, contact Deborah.

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Deborah Azzopardi BBC Radio

BBC Radio Leicester Breakfast Show with J Carpenter.
 
In 1988, I painted the characters from the Walt Disney film, Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
 
Leicester Town Hall Square was transformed into a magical Walt Disney Christmas wonderland. The Disney Characters were life size. Sadly, the tape of the Christmas display is lost. I would so appreciate seeing any video recording that you may have taken at the time. I know it’s a long shot, but just thought I’d ask!
 
Please share to anyone you think could help and if you find the video, please send it to deborah@popartcollection.co.uk
 
Thank you.

Cynthia Corbett In Conversation with Jean Wainwright

Gallerist Cynthia Corbett in conversation with art historian and Warhol expert Jean Wainwright. Thank you for this inspiring discussion. 🙏

Jean Wainwright is an art historian, critic and curator living in London. Her areas of expertise are in contemporary art and photography, with particular reference to Andy Warhol, on whose life and works she is an internationally recognised expert. As a writer and academic she has published extensively in the contemporary arts field, contributing to numerous  catalogues and books as well as appearing on television and radio programmes (including Woman’s Hour, Today Programme, Channel Four and the BBC). Her Audio Arts Archive (begun in 1996) is still continuing and to date she has interviewed over a 1,800 international artists, makers, photographers, filmmakers and curators, 177 of her published interviews conducted for Audio Arts went online at the Tate in 2014.

 

Her international exhibitions include My Search for Andy Warhol’s Voice 2011 & 2012, Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, 2014, Gestures of Resistance, 2017, The Data Battlefield, 2017, Powerful Tides, 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea 2018, and Another Spring 2018.

 

Wainwright’s practice as an art critic most prominently features interviews with international artists, photographers, filmmakers and curators. Her interviews can be found in the numerous books and catalogues she has contributed to, and her work has been published extensively in the media, including Audio ArtsThe Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper TV (for which she won an IVCA award), Art WorldThe GuardianArt Review and Hotshoe.

 

As a presenter and interviewer, Wainwright has covered all the major art fairs and events over the past 15 years, including Frieze (London), Art Basel in Miami and Basel, the Venice Biennale and The Armory (New York).

 

Wainwright has also collaborated on a number of corporate arts projects for Futurecity, including Heathrow Terminal 2 (Slipstream), Grosvenor Waterside, Gilt of Cain, Ebbsfleet Valley and BT Connected World. She is also a consultant for Quintessentially Art. She is also a committee member of Fast Forward Women in Photography.

British Artist Deborah Azzopardi’s Playful Pop Fantasies Are Now On View In A New London Exhibition | Artnet News

The show at Cynthia Corbett Gallery is on view online and in person by appointment.

Red lips, stilettos, and comic-book-style thought bubbles define the work of artist Deborah Azzopardi, who has been infusing her works with a decidedly feminine language for over 35 years.

Now, London’s Cynthia Corbett Gallery is presenting “35 Years of Azzopardi,” a major retrospective of her work that will include a number of her most famous pictures, on sale for the first time.

The works are humorously sexualized, provocative, and full of art-historical references to Manet’s Olympia, Fragonard’s The Swing, and many other works. The artist’s recognizable style is reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein, but her lines are more curvilinear and pointedly sensuous.

The style has won her some impassioned fans. “America has Lichtenstein, we have Azzopardi!” the art critic Estelle Lovatt once remarked. “Sometimes you just want to curl up under a blanket. With a good book. A piece of chocolate. A man. This is what Deborah Azzopardi’s pictures make me feel like doing.”

For the exhibition, Azzopardi will be donating 20 percent of the sales proceeds from a selection of works to the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel.

See images from “35 Years of Azzopardi”.

Read full interview here.

 

BFAMI Co-Chairman Pamela Crystal in conversation with Deborah Azzopardi and Gallerist Cynthia Corbett

Watch BFAMI Co-Chairman Pamela Crystal in conversation with Deborah Azzopardi and Gallerist Cynthia Corbett for an Instagram Live tour of ’35 YEARS OF AZZOPARDI’ showcasing a selection of original and limited-edition artworks to be featured in a major Retrospective celebrating my 35th Anniversary as a painter.  20% of sales proceeds on selected artworks will be donated to The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI).

 

 

Online exhibition runs from 11th June until 3rd July 2020
Private timed appointments at Wimbledon HQ may be arranged

For further information please contact Anastasia Lander at anastasia@young-masters.co.uk | +44 (0) 7957 114 873
info@thecynthiacorbettgallery.com
http://www.thecynthiacorbettgallery.com
Instagram.com/cynthiacorbettgallery
Tel. +44 (0)20 8947 6782
Mob. +44 (0)7939 085 076

 

Carry On Creativity Online Exhibition 4 May – 31 July 2020

At this time of separation and social-distancing, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery and Artsy are coming together virtually to raise much-needed funds for The Trussel Trust providing aid to the most vulnerable that are always impacted the hardest when a crisis happens. Click here to see this exclusive exhibition running 4th May – 30 June 2020. 25% of all sales will be donated to The Trussell Trust. The Trust is a nationwide network of food banks providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty as well as people suffering economic hardship in this current crisis.

I am delighted to present these two artworks: ‘Save the Date’, 2018 and ‘The Great Escape’, 2015. This is the last one available from ‘The Great Escape’.

View the online exhibition on Artsy.

 

‘Save the Date’ at Christie’s BFAMI Auction

British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel
Gala Dinner & Art Auction

‘Save the Date’ is now available to view at Christie’s London ( King St, SW1Y 6QT)

Event information
Christie’s
8 King Street
St James’s, London
SW1Y 6QT

VIEWING
24 Jan, 11am – 4pm
25 Jan, 2pm – 5pm
26 Jan, 2pm – 5pm
27 Jan, 9am – 4pm

GALA DINNER & AUCTION
28 Jan

Delighted to have donated this work to the BFAMI Auction, courtesy of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. The proceeds from the sales will support multicultural projects, run by Art Museums in Israel, enabling children from underprivileged backgrounds to reveal the magic of art.

BFAMI 2020 Auction is now live and ready for online bidding. Click here to place your bid.

 

Photos Harrison Galgut

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