Anne Desmet RA: A Greek Journey

  • Long & Ryle
  • November 20th, 2019 - November 27th, 2019

Desmet’s latest exhibition at Long and Ryle will launch a beautiful limited-edition version of the Greek sketchbook entitled: Anne Desmet – A Greek Journey. In a rich blue clothbound box containing a mixed-media wood engraving, linocut and stencil print of the tiny Greek island of Pelagos, this special edition is limited to just 40 signed copies.

The exhibition will also feature a related collection of Desmet’s latest mixed media collages – all created this year – which capture the light, life and the classical antiquity of Greece. From tiny engraved colonnades collaged onto miniature ceramic bowls and razor shells, to whitewashed buildings rendered in watercolour on paper and collaged on roofing slate shards, to the legend of Midas created in redundant Greek banknotes collaged on a gold-foil-covered glass dish, these new works are miniature marvels, rich in observation, imagination and humour. Highly collectable and distinctive, each unique piece brings the light and energy of summer to our dark winter days.


Ramiro Fernandez Saus: Prospecting the Inner Isles

  • Long & Ryle
  • December 4th, 2019 - December 20th, 2019

Long & Ryle Press are pleased to announce the long awaited book launch of  ‘Ramiro Fernandez Saus: Prospecting the Inner Isles’ with text by Andrew Lambirth, a Limited Special Edition of 100 Monograph with accompanying retrospective exhibition.

The arc of Saus’ painting has encompassed much over the years. Ramiro takes his viewers on adventures and we travel the world in his imaginary sailing boats and steam ships. We visit distant lands, encounter exotic romance and step into the secrets rooms of his imagination. When talking about his cast of characters Saus says “my characters are poetic figures: they don’t have a logical explanation. They arrive to me in an intuitive way and most of the time I don’t know why. But I can always tell for sure if they are going to enlighten the mystery in the painting.”

The book is a compilation of works from the last twenty years. The exhibition will be comprised of selected paintings, sculptures and prints dating back to early works created when Saus was first awarded a scholarship at the Delfina Studios in London. Some of these work were exhibited in his initial exhibition with Long and Ryle in 1990.