The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art will present UNMISSABLE, an exhibition of poignant new portraits by emerging and established artists that depict the faces of missing persons. The series will be unveiled at the March London edition of the fair to mark the 25th anniversary of the Missing People charity.
Participating artists include Samira Addo, Charming Baker, Tony Barnes, Paul Benney, Ricardo Cinalli, Richard Colson, Amy Florence, Rebecca Fontaine Wolf, Nina Mae Fowler, Tim Gatenby, Carne Griffiths, Anna Kenneally, Ru Knox, Thomas Lumley, Mark Metcalfe, Chris Moon, David Partner, Amy Shuckburgh, Will Teather and Nicholas Todhunter.
The exhibition is curated by Ben Moore, whose brother Tom has been missing since 2003 and whose portrait features in Unmissable. Ben comments, “The high level of artistic talent and the raw, deeply emotional subject matter at the core of ‘Unmissable’ makes this one of the most powerful art exhibitions I have ever worked on.”
Highlights of The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi include:
A portrait of Fatima Mohamed-Ali, by Charming Baker. Fatima Mohamed-Ali has been missing from her Newhaven home since 2016. Her family said it was out of character for the then 52-year old grandmother and mother of three to go missing. She was last seen by her husband, Mohamed, who she made breakfast for on the morning of February 12, 2016. She then left the house and has not been seen by her family since.
27-year old Matthew Bone, missing since 2018, painted by Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Samira Addo. Samira has worked from a picture supplied by Matthew Bone’s mother, Karen, that “illustrates Matt’s passion for the natural environment and the guardianship role he has assumed to protect our fragile world. It was taken on a spring afternoon in April 2015 in Eartham, West Sussex.” Matthew was last seen at the Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in the Malvern area of Worcestershire on March 9.
Simon Hodgson Greaves has been painted by London based artist Chris Moon. Simon was reported missing in December 2013 after his camper van was found in a car park in RSBP Bempton, North Yorkshire.
Unmissable will be exhibited for the first time at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, 14-17 March 2019 at The Old Truman Brewery. The works will also be available via the Paddle8 auction site from 14-28 March, with all proceeds of artwork sales going to the Missing People charity. Prices for the original works start at £2000 with framed limited edition prints available at £250. The portraits are displayed across billboard space in the London Underground in collaboration with Art Below. Unmissable is generously supported by Art Below, The Other Art Fair, JBi Digital and Jealous Printing.
For more information and exhibition line-up visit www.unmissable25.com.
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