New Arrivals

Richard Saholt

(1924-2014)

“Doctors told me I was born schizophrenic,” Richard Saholt said. By his own account, schizophrenia was present on both his mother’s and father’s sides of the family. Throughout his life, he railed against his sadistic, mentally-ill father who, among other things, forced him to be right-handed, despite his natural proclivity to be a lefty. His mortician father also once made him dress the cadaver of a young boy his own age and, another time, told him to take a bushel basket and collect the dismembered body parts of a man who had been hit by a train.

Margot

My name is Margot.
This is the name I have chosen. I was born on July 25, 1982 and grew up in the countryside.
When I was 32 years old and I started drawing tirelessly.
 
Before that, I realised florist studies.
I tried to do like everyone else. I learnt a job and entered into the dizzying circle of what the world offers me at this moment.
I got a job and then I became a business manager. "All was well in the best of all worlds".
But my future was to be different.
I changed my route, I forked. I stopped everything.

Angelika

"The drawings of Angelika, a guest in the exclusive Sanatorium Dr Sinn in Potsdam, are pure Art Brut. They are sensitive, exquisite treasures from a timeless realm characterised by invention, memory and quiet contemplation. Rendered in the gentlest pencil lines, these drawings nevertheless have a power that insinuates first into your eyes and then into your soul. These are organic works. The sun is always rising. Buildings – even sanatoria – are always homes. Nature is always present and tumescent.

Anonymous Fetish Artist

"In spite of everything, sometimes photographs are not enough. This unidentified obsessive image-maker needed to emphasize footwear. And to do that, he reached for drawing. In these remarkable images women’s shoes and boots are lovingly and closely rendered for study and enjoyment. Footwear is always the focus. Everything else is rather cursorily drawn. Figures and the mis en scène are essential for narrative content, but the hurry is always to get to the shoes.

Johnson Weree

Through the eyes of Johnson Weree all are beautiful.

As a child growing up in war-torn Liberia, Weree would salvage what discarded materials he could to illustrate his portraits. Today, in the relative comfort of Holland, a contemporary palette of unlimited dazzle has replaced the battery fluid and blood.

Weree has neither studio nor home, no sitters or patrons. Like the artist himself, his practice is itinerant. A safeguard against the outside world, it is an elaborate daily ritual which occupies its author morning to night.

Daniel Gonçalves

Daniel Gonçalves is a self-taught draughtsman and painter from Portugal (b.1977) with a deep genuine creative streak. This gift, combined with a hyperactive personality, led him from an early age to understand the world and to relate to it through his artistic expression, having participated in the last decade in multiple collective exhibitions held in Porto.

In the course of his experimentations searching for a personal style, regardless of the multiplicity of techniques, he has always revealed a particular attention for the games of shapes and colors.

Bryan Charnley - Self Portrait Series 23rd May 1991Bryan Charnley - Self Portrait Series 23rd May 1991

Bryan Charnley

Bryan Charnley (1949 – 1991) was an artist whose work vividly portrays the effects of schizophrenia. While experiencing many of the classic symptoms of this mental disorder Charnley was able to produce a coherent visual and written record of his experiences. His work provides a bridge into an interiorised existential state.

Matthew Nightingale - Untitled 2016 mixed media 40 x 26 in (detail)Matthew Nightingale - Untitled 2016 mixed media 40 x 26 in (detail)

Matthew Nightingale

Matthew Nightingale is an ex prisoner who for the last 12 years has been creating intricate and laboriously crafted paintings. He is entirely self-taught, each work taking between 6 -12 months to complete.

He was introduced to the Henry Boxer Gallery through the Koestler Trust, with whom he exhibited and was a prize winner at their last London exhibition. This is the first time any of his original work has been offered for sale, as the artist could previously not bear to part with them, but now feels it would be nice for his efforts to be appreciated and perhaps admired.