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Art98 Britain's biggest contemporary art fair celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. On sale to the public will be works by young British artists including Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sarah Lucas and Mona Hatoum who were all featured in the notorious 'Sensation' exhibition at the Royal Academy last year. There will be over 80 leading galleries taking part and special features this year include 'Art98Futures', a selling exhibition of work by recent graduates as well as 'Who Owns Video', on commissioning, collecting and selling video art.

ART98 London Contemporary Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington Green, London N1 Tel: 0171 359 3535

Opening Hours: Wednesday 21-Sunday 25 January 1998 10am-6.00pm Wed/Thurs, 10am - 7pm Fri/Sat 10am-4.30pm Sun Ticket prices: pounds 7.50, concessions pounds 5.00 or pounds 10.00 on the door

Hirschl Contemporary Art

Jennifer Hirschl started Hirschl Contemporary Art four years ago out of a commitment to promoting and encouraging young and emerging painters in what was an increasingly hostile anti-painting

climate. Originally from New York, Hirschl comes from an established family of art dealers that set up one of New York's most prestigious and

respected commercial galleries.

Instead of 10 to 12 monthly exhibitions the gallery shows a continually changing display of work by artists in a domestic setting. The relaxed,

tranquil atmosphere of the gallery enables clients to gain a real sense as to how the paintings will look in a home environment.

Hirschl Contemporary Art also offers an art

consulting service to its private clients,

recommending work by gallery and non-gallery artists.

Suite 3, 7 Sheffield Terrace, London W8 7NG

Tel: 0171 727 4401

Karl Ghattas

Shiva Nataraja ii I

oil on canvas

73cm x 68cm


Karl Ghattas

Karl Ghattas is a self-taught artist who has had enormous success since giving up a

lucrative career as an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon ten years ago, and a position as a Philosophy lecturer at the London School of Economics eight years ago. He has had a

one-man exhibition in London, New York and Paris. He is currently exhibiting at the Courtauld Institute in their biennial

exhibition and his work is in private

collections around the world. The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, and the Metropolitan

Museum in New York have recently acquired his work for their permanent collection. He is unique in his field, not because he is

self-taught, but because of what he brings to the discipline, namely a surgeon's experience and awareness of the human anatomy, and the knowledge and ideas of a philosopher.

Indeed, he must be the only artist in the world to have lectured at university level on art, philosophy and medicine.

The image of 'Shiva Nataraja' (as pictured here) concerns itself with the beginning of existence and the creation of desire. The composition is based on the dance of

creation by the Hindu God, Shiva. In that dance, Shiva rhythmically beats out the

creation of the world through a series of wave-like ripples, creating a world of desires. Shiva Natarja is depicted as an explosive force of concentric, rippling flame circles, which emanate from the centre, creating the world and bringing existence into being.

Jill George Gallery

The Gallery was established within the heart of London's West End in 1974 and moved to its

present location in 1987. The Gallery changed its name to Jill George in 1991. Jill George joined the company in 1976, becoming director in 1980 and sale owner in 1986. The Gallery represents

paintings, drawings, watercolours, monoprints and limited edition prints from the established artists to the recent graduate. There is an exhibition every five weeks and a selection of originals and prints is always available. To continue the interest in young artists, there is an exhibition every eighteen months of recent graduates. Both abstract and

figurative work is represented.

The Gallery organises commissions on behalf of the artists and works closely with architects and

interior designers and provides the ancillary

services from the selection to the installation.

38 Lexington Street, Soho, London W1R 3HR

Tel: 0171 439 7319

Martyn Brewster

'Lowick 604'


23" x 23" (image size)

35" x 35" (paper size)


Martyn Brewster

'Lowick 604' is from a series of monoprints produced during a four week residency at Lowick in Cumbria. Martyn's work is

generally influenced by nature and the

landscape and this residency gives him the ideal opportunity to develop ideas whilst surrounded by the peace and beauty of

Cumbria. Martyn's monoprints are like a painting on paper, but produced by a print making technique, in his case, screen

printing. He plays with colour directly onto the screen and often the brush or palette marks are visible. A monoprint is a unique print, i.e there is no edition hence it is more similar to an original.

All the work is signed by the artist and the title and number is merely a reference.

Martyn Brewster was born in 1952 in Oxford and studied at St Albans College of Art and Brighton College of Art graduating in 1975.

Martyn has exhibited extensively in this country and abroad and since 1985 has

exhibited exclusively with Jill George Gallery in London. He now lives and works in Dorset. In 1997 a book of Martyn's work from 1978 was published to coincide with a retrospective exhibition at the Russell Cotes

Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth. Martyn's next solo exhibition at Jill George is in June 1998. Since Martyn has been

exhibiting exclusively with Jill George Gallery in London, he has had six highly successful solo shows of his originals as well as equally successful solo shows of his monoprints, Martyn is an exceptionally talented artist who has already received much acclaim.