New Arrivals for Summer | Wanderlust

Craving a summer getaway? This month's brand new releases are sure to satisfy your wanderlust. John Myatt's latest addition to his Genuine Fakes collection whisks us off to the enchanting Italian city of Venice, whilst Raphael Mazzucco transports us to the wild and beautiful Mother Continent for his latest instalment, Grass Roots. Pascale Taurua is also back with brand new original artworks inspired by the Parisian fashion scene, and Whatshisname adds to his Gone series and introduces Jeff Balloonski. To shop new arrivals, keep an eye on this blog, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @castlegalleries for exclusive videos and interviews. Subscribe to our emails here.

 

Zebras

Raphael Mazzucco

Free Spirit

Raphael Mazzucco

Follow Me

Raphael Mazzucco

Kuhiji

Raphael Mazzucco

Kuota

Raphael Mazzucco

Amani

Raphael Mazzucco

Bwana

Raphael Mazzucco

Euphorbia

Raphael Mazzucco

Walk Of Life

Raphael Mazzucco

Crasy

Pascale Taurua

Elle

Pascale Taurua

Audrey

Pascale Taurua

Miss Dior

Pascale Taurua

WHATSHISNAME

Whatshisname is back with his latest instalment of the Gone series, showcasing two beloved Disney character silhouettes, Mickey & Mickey and Minnie & Minnie. As growing up in the 1980s and 90s lacked LGBTQ+ representation in cartoon animation, this release aims to celebrate inclusivity as our memories of these iconic characters shift away from conventional roles, embracing contemporary relationships.

Gone Mr & Mr and Gone Mrs & Mrs are available in 60x60 and 90x90 framing presentations.

Featured art (L-R):  Gone, Mr & Mr, £995; Gone, Mrs & Mrs, £995 both giclée on paper

Juxtaposing the traditional aesthetic of classic sculpture with pop culture, Jeff Balloonski Bust represents the perfect melding of old and new. The piece, inspired by Hagen's depiction of Beethoven, is a mixture of two things: Balloon, which is a direct reference to Whatshisname's previous series of balloon dogs, and the balloon dog universe as a whole. The suffix "-ski" finds its origins in ancient Polish nobility, aptly linking the bust's name to its stately appearance. 

In addition to the bust, Suited Jeff Balloonski will be released at the same time. Available in white and black, Suited Jeff Ballonski is a nod to power struggles found in modern life, with the name Jeff finding inspiration from entrepreneural powerhouse Jeff Bezos. 

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Jeff Balloonski White Cream Suit

Featured art (L-R):  Jeff Balloonski Bust, £995; Jeff Balloonski- White Suit, £995.

JOHN MYATT

The exceptionally talented John Myatt returns with the latest installment to his Genuine Fakes series, Monet in Venice. This collection has Myatt stepping into the shoes of renowned Impressionist Claude Monet when he traversed the canals and cobbled streets of this historic city. “It is one thing to study Monet’s paintings first-hand, in a gallery perhaps, and look at the way he blended colour and tone," explains Myatt. "But it’s something else to stand where he stood and see what he saw and painted." 

The collection comprises five limited edition, hand-embellished stretched canvasses inspired by the iconic 'City of Water.' 

 

"It was fascinating to see Venice through my own eyes and, in a way, through his eyes too. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it."

John Myatt

RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO

Featured art: 'Follow Me' boxed canvas with gloss resin finish, £1,150

For his latest collection, Grass Roots, we follow internationally acclaimed creator Raphael Mazzucco as he journeys back through 25 years of memories from the far reaches of the Mother Continent.  

Inspired by his time in Africa, this striking series goes back full circle to his early original work, featuring organic, indigenous subjects and tones that mimic the monochromatic grasslands of Maasai Mara, an important wildlife conservation and one of the Ten Natural Wonders of the World.

Grass Roots is Raphael's first major UK exhibition since 2019 and includes 40 originals and four limited edition signed prints. 

 

"Working on this new series felt like going through my old diaries. All of these particular images hold great meaning and memory for me."

Raphael Mazzucco

PASCALE TAURUA

 In the current digital era of acccessible imagery and photography, illustrated fashion magazine covers from the late 19th and early 20th century are considered works of art. Due to limitations on printing colour, these covers focused on one model or garment at a time, usually set against a simple background and accompanied by bold, graphic text. 

Capturing this golden era of Vogue-style magazines is Parisian artist Pascale Taurua, who combines her renowned painterly technique and passion for fashion to create this bold and bright original artwork that will add a timeless touch of glamour to any space. 

Featured art (L-R): 'Audrey' oil on boxed canvas £2,950, 'Miss Dior' oil on boxed canvas, £3,250

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