About us

About us

Ventique is a contemporary art gallery based in Chelsea, London, UK. Opened in 2012 the gallery evolved from just an exhibition space, to a reference point for collectors, interior designers, and art lovers. The emphasis is on Italian contemporary and modern artists especially 3 dimensional works and sculptures. Ventique focuses on exclusive commissions originating not just from the capital but also further afield – each tailored to suit the client’s individual needs. Meticulous planning and communication ensures pieces that always sit harmoniously with the rest of the interior, simultaneously enhancing the value of the space as a feature piece as well as appreciating in value as an investment.


BOIR Art

15 September – 7 October 2018, Castell’Arquato, Italy

Curator and artist Patrick Faure has selected Matt Marga among the seven artists that will exhibit in this exclusive Italian location in occasion of the Best of Italy race. Marga is presenting a new series of 6 works developed from the Galassia collection, which have been selected for its original technique and impressiveness. The contemporary exhibition will host artists that work with multiple dimensions, from photographers and painters, to an augmented reality artist and two sculptors.

 

Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend

27 – 29 July 2018, London

Ventique is delighted to join the lively, historical and dynamic institutions within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for a weekend-long celebration of its creative, artistic and innovative spirit.

The gallery will be open from 9.30 am to 9 pm on Friday and will host Artist studio tours on Sunday afternoon, starting at 2 pm

Celebrating the cultural legacy and extraordinary creative future of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea through a weekend of art, culture, and events.

On the last weekend of July 2018, Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend will celebrate the rich cultural heritage and future of the borough.

Connecting more than 50 galleries, creative spaces, museums and cultural institutions, the weekend will facilitate public engagement in the local culture, introducing audiences to its rich history as a leading creative hub. Celebrating the artistic traditions and future of the borough, Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend’s diverse programme includes gallery and museum exhibitions and specifically-curated events, public talks, blue plaque tours, public art installations and food pop-ups, all taking place throughout the weekend.

 

 

Lucio Fontana: a retrospective

12 April – 24 June 2018, London

The founder of spatialism and one of the most prominent figures in the post-war Italian and international scene, Lucio Fontana changed the perspective of art including space and dimension in his unique, unequivocal style. From his punctured sculptural works to the slashed monochromatic canvases, the body of work he produced is one of the most prosperous in the global market scene.

 

Dubai World Trade Centre

26 – 29 March 2018, Dubai

Ventique will be present for the second time at the largest event for the design community in Middle East and North Africa.

Amongst other 845 exhibitors who are bringing the latest innovations and the most sophisticated trends in architecture and interior design, the gallery will return to exhibit its unique style of commissioned works.

This year’s display will include the Milky Way table from the Galassia collection, as well as exclusive new lighting sculpture imagined for the most refined and elegant interiors.

ARTOUR-O il MUST, XIV Edition

14 – 18 March 2018, Florence

This years Artour-o exhibition will be held in the Renaissance city of Florence, Italy where international artist will showcase unique art and design.

The gallery will be proudly displaying sculptural works by the artist Matt Marga which include Adam and Eve Mews and Venus Road.

Justin van Breda

March 2018, London

Justin Van Breda has just inaugurated his new showroom at 77 Lots Road, London. He runs the London based Interior Design Studio, part of the atelier focusing on couture and bespoke interior design. The atelier operates internationally and approaches each project with a strong sense of spatial design combined with the client’s specific lifestyle requirements, implementing solutions with flair and originality.

LONDON GEODES: The Beauty Inside

12 October – 15 December 2017, London 

Ventique is pleased to present the current exhibition ‘London Geodes: The Beauty Inside’ featuring work by artist Matt Marga. The exhibition explores the contrast between the nondescript stone exterior of geodes and the hidden secrets within; quartz crystals, agate or amethyst. This desire to extract beauty references Marga’s ambition to unearth the hidden beauty within us; referencing how the cover of a book does not always reveal its contents. In the exhibition, he explores these ideas through sculpture; the outer surface of the geode rock is reimagined and recreated in metal with a crack cutting through, revealing shimmering hand-cut, individually placed crystals within. Each London Geode takes its name from a London street; the sparkling crystal mapping out the geometric urban landscape while also highlighting the city’s impact on Marga’s practice.

The exhibition runs from 12th October – 15th December 2017

Monday – Friday: 9.30-17.30,  Sunday 11.00-17.00 and other times by appointment

Saffron Interior Arts: Alexander Lamont   

June 2017 – September 2017, London

Saffron Interior Arts represents an eclectic group of interior artists who create contemporary bespoke pieces of furniture and accessories, including textiles, glass and lighting, for both residential and commercial projects. Saffron’s artists are hand selected by Artistic Director Caroline Shamash to provide a wide range of options and the highest of quality for their clients. Clients are given the rare opportunity to be part of a unique creative process, collaborating with world-class interior artists to create exclusive bespoke works of art.

Over the next few months, the gallery will  be hosting an exhibition by Alexander Lamont. Inspired by the luminous decorative arts of Europe and Japan during the early twentieth century, Alexander Lamont’s collections of furniture, lighting and accessories are an expression of his dedication to meticulous workmanship, rare materials and an aesthetic taste refined by a life lived between East and West. Long forgotten, hard-won and highly prized skills are evident on every piece, whether surfaced by translucent raw shagreen, slivers of straw marquetry, rich black natural lacquer or hand patinated bronze. By reviving the precious traditions of the past in his own workshops and applying the luxuries of time and skill to elegant and contemporary designs, Lamont creates elements of vitality that dwell in the margin between art and furniture.

Giò Pomodoro

2 February 2017 – 19 May 2017, London

The sculptural approach of this Italian artist fluidly moves back and forth between avant-garde jewels and freestanding pieces. His emblematic style in the brooches, earrings and necklaces is later reflected in the public sculptures he will be commissioned in his late career. The way he plays with surfaces and matter, in an intersection of solid elements and void, gives the composition a personal meaning that goes beyond the geometrical ploy.