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The Exhibition 'Krollogy'
14th September – 17th October 2009

Jeffrey Kroll - Paintings
Auguste Rodin - Sculptures
Posthumous Cast (1999-2000)
Alexey Lyubimkin - Art Photos
23 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3NJ


A show of recent work by leading abstract expressionist Jeffrey Kroll
and photo graphics by Alexey Lyubimkin,
Monday 14th September – Saturday 17th October 2009

7th – 8th October 2009 6pm - 9pm – Private Views 


‘Krollogy, a show of the most recent work by internationally recognised abstract painter Jeffrey Kroll. Kroll, represented by The Halcyon Gallery is making a guest artistic appearance at The Hay Hill Gallery, 23 Cork Street from Monday 14th September until Saturday 17th October, 2009. With support from Nokia, Epson and The Senecio Press, this exhibition will feature new works in the intense and dynamic style that has become a hallmark of the artist.

New York born Kroll has exhibited internationally including, The Louvre, London, where he took over all the windows in Harrods, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Turin and Mexico City. His work is in many private and corporate collections.

This exhibition comprises 14 works of art including 3 collaborative mixed-media pieces using two nude studies from the brilliant young photographer Lorna Buchanan-Jardine.

These works have been described by The Times as ‘striking, colourful and rather beautiful’ and by Tatler as ‘extraordinary and beautiful’.

Jeffrey Kroll is one of several artists along with Grayson Perry to be asked to join Lord Coe for the Launch of Artists taking the lead, the £5.4 million first major project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Kroll works in the abstract non-objective tradition, counting among his influences Picasso, Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Mondrian and Willem de Kooning. His works build layers of meaning and colour within an overarching spatial concept of extraordinary invention and unexpected nuance; a fluid dimensionality using colour as the ‘supreme metaphysical catalyst’.

“Jeffrey Kroll’s painting leads us into a sure place of wonder; it is wonder that erases doubt by spontaneously grabbing the heart and holding it. Kroll’s new body of work, with its finely controlled handling continues to layer our thinking through abstract imagery.  If, as Plato said, the painter makes a dream for those who are awake, then in looking at Jeffrey Kroll’s paintings here and now, where they belong, we should be awake and ready to dream”: comments Maggi Goren, poet and art historian.

Jeffrey Kroll divides his time between his studios in Santa Monica, California and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Notes to Editors:

Hay Hill Gallery founded in 1995 as a legal company, has recently relocated to Cork Street. The Hay Hill Gallery was founded as a joint venture between the Russian company Art Service Centre Ltd with over nine years experience of the international art scene, and the British company Sirin Ltd. The Hay Hill Gallery continues to introduce modern artists whose work pays homage to academic traditions; and mount exhibitions focussing on sculpture and international art.

Jeffrey Kroll:

Jeffrey went to the Philadelphia Collage of Art, and has since studied at the Academy of Art in Florence, the Museum of Archaeology in Athens and the University of Wisconsin.

Jeffrey’s work is widely collected by individuals and companies. Collectors include the de Rothschild family, Richard Leatham, Johnny Goedhuis, former vice president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ashton Hawkins; famed American collector Jean Thayer; world authority on Buddhism, Dr. Minoru Kiyota and former president of Warner Brothers Bill Gerber. His work is to be seen in such corporate collections as Sony and the Chevron Corporation.

2008    Mishari Pro Design, Kuwait
2008    Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Paris, London, Miami
2007    Halcyon Gallery, London
2007    Scream Gallery, London
2005    Halcyon Gallery, London
2005    Imirage sponsored by Nokia, Epson, Arndean Gallery, London
2004    Fonetography, sponsored by Nokia, Halcyon Gallery, London
2004    Temperature, sponsored by Epson & Sebastian Sainsbury, Arndean Gallery, London
2003    Halcyon Gallery – London and Harrods, 17 fashion windows
2002    Patricia Correira Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2001    Off the Wall London, Arndean Gallery, London
2000    Velan Foundation of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
1999    Musée du Louvre, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
1998    Ashland and Hill, Santa Monica, California
1996    Morris Altman Gallery, Chicago
1994    Bixler Gallery, NY, New York
1992    Norman Bar David Fine Art, Mexico City, Mexico

Lorna Buchanan-Jardine:

Lorna studied at the International Centre of Photography in New York, and then graduated in the subject from Newcastle College. For three years she lived in London, exhibiting and working with photographers Mario Testino, Fergus Greer, Bill Burlington and Henry Dallal. She now divides her time between the UK and Kenya. 

Lorna has travelled across Asia, Australasia, Africa, North and South America and Europe, and is forever scanning the world map for the strongest pull and next project.  Her work is eclectic, shot with slide and negative film, 35mm, large and medium formats. The collection exhibited in collaboration with Jeffrey Kroll is comprised of digital images.

Lorna’s work has been published in Condé Nast Traveller, Times 2, the London Review and TimeOut, and has featured in two solo London exhibitions to date.





Alexey Lyubimkin was born in Novosibirsk, Russia on the 8th of March 1963. He studies at Sverdlovsk’s Architectural Institute and graduated as a specialist architect from Yekaterinburg, Russia. Since, he has managed the scientific research department at the institute, been a working architect, published the Russian art magazine ‘Russian Gallery’ and was involved with the development and growth of artist centre in Moscow’s Tretiakov gallery. He was one of the founders of the Hay Hill Gallery in London.

He began taking pictures when he was 9 years old and ever since he and his camera have been inseparable, however his professional career started in 2005. He is member of Russian photo artists union and member of International journalist union. He took part in the following exhibitions: - Personal exhibition, Hay Hill Gallery, London. October, 2005. - Group exhibition in the Central House of artists «VENI, VIDI... », Moscow. February, 2006. - Personal exhibition in the art centre “KARTINA”, Moscow. May, 2007. - Regular exposition in the art-cafe “AKVAREL”, Moscow. 2006 -2007. - Personal exhibition in the Central House of artists, Moscow. August, 2007, exhibitions in Brussels (2008), Düsseldorf (2008), Sydney (2008), New York (2008). His photos are in private collections of Russia, the Great Britain, Germany, the USA, and Mexico.

Photo Report from the Private View of 7 October 2009













Photos by Jonathan A Milton from the Private View of 8 October 2009













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