Born in Jamaica, Hugh Findletar had a childhood filled with Caribbean legends and traditions. His underlying Jamacian imagination and culture further translated into his artistic works today, gives his pieces a distinct style and character. Findletar grew up in New York City and he started out as a photographer by trade. The manner in which he captured the expressions, looks and personality of his muses became an obsession which later followed him throughout his career as an artist.
At the same time, Findletar nursed a passion for horticulture, passed on to him by his beloved great- grandmother. In the beginning, Findletar did not expect that he would combine the two major facets of his life within his work. The artist discovered the art of glassblowing during a trip to Kenya and that began a long-standing exploration into glass-making, marrying the finesse of this Western craft with the expressive force of African art. Findletar sought the knowledge of this ancient art form, finding himself in Murano, Italy - the home of the world’s best glass artisans.
Handle with CareHotel d’Aguesseau, 18 rue Séguier, 75006 Paris, France 19 May - 6 Jun 2022After being hosted in spaces and places around the world, the Spaceless Gallery believes that it’s time to invite galleries to join us in a unique multi-gallery exhibition within the...
VENICE GLASS WEEKPalazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy 4 - 12 Sep 2021After eighteen months of Covid, fish never seen before arrived in the lagoon. They came from far away, they have crossed seas that are finally pure. There are those who...
NOMAD VIRTUAL DESTINATIONOnline auction 28 Sep - 11 Oct 2020For those who are not familiar, Nomad is a unique model of design fair that uses intimate, historical venues to create a thoughtful visitor experiences that incorporate both the interior and the curated objects.
In 2020, Nomad is launched an intimate virtual experience that took visitors on a tour of the breathtaking organic masterpiece Palais Bulles near Cannes. As one of only three built works by the Hungarian architect Antti Lovag, it was a residence of 20th Century design legend Pierre Cardin and has never been open to the public before.
The Spaceless Gallery is one of the fifty leading galleries that took part in the private sale that happened on 28 September 2020 in partnership with Phillips, which hosted this virtual experience on its platform. Part of the proceeds of the sale was used to support The Design Museum London, one of the greatest institutions for design.
An exhibition the Spaceless Gallery
FINDLETAR HEADZ TO ST.MORITZSwitzerland 6 - 9 Feb 2020In parallel with NOMAD design fair in St Moritz, The Spaceless Gallery presents a curated selection of Hugh Findletar’s iconic FLOWERheadZ vases. Transcending the boundaries of sculpture and function, Findetar’s bold, imposing and ambitious collectible design pieces showcase the perfected craft of Murano glass moulded to form portraits that resonates with the Jamaican artist’s background as a photographer.
SPACE(LESS)Collective exhibition, Paris 8 Oct - 10 Nov 2019The voïd, French Designer and Architect Charlotte Perriand used to say, contains everything, because it represents the ability to move, the potentiality of motion. But, let's imagine an infinite space, without any point of reference. In such a space, movement would be impossible, because there would be nothing to measure the travelled distance. Thus for this proposition to be true, the voïd must at least contain, a milestone/marker.
Situated in its midst, this exhibition “Space (less)” borrows this frame of reference, questioning the existence and acknowledgment of space and how it's understood and perceived in society. What is space and how do we know define or demarcate it? Interpreted differently by our artists, the works of Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves and Pandora Mond take on the mysteries of cosmic space and light. In contrast, the work of Lara Porzak plunges the viewer into a timeless universe where only preserved memories services as a marker of existence. At the same time, the immersive exhibitions of Jayde Cardinalli and Noémie Lacroix provides a sensory perspective, alongside Hugh Findletar, whose works offer a poetic response to the contradictory yet complementary duality of what it means for a cup, a vessel, a demarcated space to be half full.
CARTE BLANCHE TO MR. FLOWERHEADZStéphane Chapelle, Paris 23 - 29 Sep 2019During Paris Fashion Week, Stéphane Chapelle and The Spaceless Gallery was proud to present Hugh Findletar's works at the floral boutique at 9 rue Richelieu in Paris, celebrating the beauty of both art forms with events and performances.
GARDENS OF THE MINDCollective exhibition, Seine-et-Marne, France 6 - 9 Jun 2019As the pace of life quickens and society becomes absorbed into an unyielding cycle of result-oriented tasks and purpose, our minds become an overwhelming reprise of knowledge and thoughts. When then - as they say - do we stop to smell the flowers? The search for a form of repose undoubtedly becomes a unanimous quest as we look both outward to the physical world and inward into our consciousness.