9th November 2022
COLLAS CRILL IS PLEASED TO BE EMBARKING ON A CULTURAL JOURNEY INTO THE LITERARY AND VISUAL ARTS WITH ART FOR GUERNSEY, AS THE HEADLINE SPONSOR OF THE FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION ‘A RENAISSANCE OF VICTOR HUGO’.
Art for Guernsey and Collas Crill will work together to showcase the works of the charity’s most recent artists in residence, the internationally acclaimed Daniel Hosego and Oleg Mikhailov, in March 2023.
Both artists are incredibly versatile and contemporary in their approach, while still strongly influenced by the Renaissance and its myriad symbols and metaphors. They have been tasked with the daunting mission of revisiting the legacy of the ultimate ‘Renaissance Man’ in Guernsey, Victor Hugo, and specifically his novel Toilers of the Sea. Both artists have produced jaw-dropping, museum-quality artworks that will undoubtedly inspire our community and constitute a tier-one artistic legacy for the island.
THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN COLLAS CRILL AND ART FOR GUERNSEY WILL BE MARKED AT THE FIRST PUBLIC EXHIBITION IN THE NEW GALLERY, SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN SPRING 2023.“
“We are delighted to be working with the team at Collas Crill in the delivery of this exhibition. They have already shown great passion and enthusiasm for the content and they are eager to work with us in bringing this to the wider community.” – Jock Pettitt, Arts of Guernsey
Ahead of the exhibition and whilst it is open, Collas Crill staff will be getting involved in the creative process themselves, joining the artists for a workshop. Their children will also be invited to take part in their own workshop with the artists.
“We are excited to be partnering with Art of Guernsey for A Renaissance of Victor Hugo. Collas Crill is an offshore law firm with clients across the world and we hope that the exhibition will attract global interest, given Victor Hugo’s literacy legacy and the astounding international artists involved. We are proud to celebrate Guernsey’s cultural heritage with the local community and beyond.” – Christian Hay, Guernsey Managing Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution at Collas Crill
Internationally acclaimed artist and printmaker Oleg Mikhailov is obsessed with the sea, his abiding subject and the source of his dreams and inspiration: ‘I am a water man. I take a fishing rod or mask and flippers and strive to find depth in a mysterious world.’ Oleg studied painting and printmaking at the renowned St Petersburg Academy of Arts, where he discovered his love of lithography. He is simply one of the best stone lithographers in the world and it is an absolute honour and privilege to have an artist of such calibre collaborating with Art for Guernsey.
Daniel Hosego is an incredibly versatile, ultra-contemporary and yet classically inspired artist. He is one of the rising stars of the contemporary art scene and a true ‘Renaissance Man’. His colour-print artworks in particular are found very inspiring by the new generation, placing him as an artist at the inflexion point between a mathematically driven street artist and a Renaissance old master. His drawing skills and the robustness of his narratives are second to none and we expect that this show will have a revealing impact on Daniel’s international career.
About Art of Guernsey
Art for Guernsey is a charitable initiative managed by a team of passionate professionals who share a belief in the transformative power of art to bring communities together, provide educational opportunities and promote Cultural Diplomacy. Each year Art for Guernsey invites an internationally renowned artist to visit and be inspired by Guernsey, and to produce related artworks to constitute an artistic legacy for the island. Art in School, our innovative art-lending programme, makes available artworks of museum quality to any Guernsey school willing to develop project-based learning opportunities and use the artworks in a multidisciplinary context (creative writing, geography, science, maths, history, technology and so on). This inventive art-lending programme has been incredibly successful: to date 18 Guernsey schools have engaged with the initiative. Art for Guernsey also has a strong remit to support local artists in various ways and to invest its resources to support various innovative art and education-related local charitable projects.
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About Collas Crill
Collas Crill is a leading offshore law firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and London. The firm provides legal expertise to clients worldwide, including leading financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, international businesses and funds.
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