Maddox Gallery is pleased to announce Modern Masters, a group exhibition featuring works by many of Maddox Gallery’s most successful roster artists, plus new recently signed talent. Among the new work on display is exciting and unseen artworks by Jason Dussault and pieces from Italian artist Simafra.

Canadian artist, Jason Dussault, previously known for his fashion brand Deuce Custom Ink / Dussault Apparel and working relationship with Gene Simmons on the Kiss musician’s own clothing line, made the shift from Fashion to Fine Art and hasn’t looked back since. He has enjoyed great success as an emerging artist and his work is coveted by a range of celebrities and art collector’s alike. Dussault has also taken part in a number of exhibitions including an exhibition at the acclaimed, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, alongside internationally renowned artists and icons from Picasso, to Dali and Warhol. Dussault’s works explore the ancient use of mosaic tiling in his work, the artist often uses ‘diamond dust’ glitter in the grouting of his pieces, to create more of an unusual finish.

“His pieces are especially stunning in person, where you can investigate his trademark process and style, while also picking up details like the glints of diamond dust in the grout, the glossiness of the tile and the amazing texture throughout the piece,” -Canadian gallery Director, Katsumi Kimoto.

Also on display will be the work of emerging Italian artist, Simafra, who has been hailed as one to watch and a favourite amongst the international interior design and wider fine art community.

Taking inspiration from the natural landscapes and gold foiling detailing observed in the works of Gustav Klimt and Peter Doig, Simafra’s work aims to show the splendour and gravitas that can be observed throughout the natural world in his rich, sumptuously layered paintings.

“Simafra’s rich use of colour that includes, unusually, gold in works such as Albero dei sogni (Tree of Dreams, above)…has helped him become something of a darling to interior designers.” – The Huffington Post, Bob Chaundy.

Maddox Gallery Managing Director and Curator James Nicholls comments “We are absolutely delighted to be able to present this exhibition, Modern Masters, as a showcase of existing and emerging Maddox Gallery artists. The show promises to showcase and champion the sheer range of talent and unique styles that our roster of artists each possess with Dussult and Simafra as two of the emerging artists to watch in 2017.”