The Muse Gallery
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Sunday, February 20, 2022
269 Portobello Road London, England, W11 1LR United Kingdom
the Muse Gallery

Preview 3rd of February 6-9 pm 

Artists Talks 12th of February 2 – 5 pm 

We are delighted to welcome back The Free Painters and Sculptors.

The FPS Artists emerge confidently from lockdown with their first group show since the huge success of the second London Ultra at the Bargehouse in December 2019. 

As ever, this contemporary group of Artists shine with ingenuity. FPS at the Muse 2022 is a wide variety of accomplished pieces from 17 artists, ranging from an exceedingly witty and topical series of highly collectable Covid -inspired Illustrations by Tim Major – humorously capturing the uniqueness of the predicament of our times –  to a selection of elegant Polished Steel Sculptures – for your garden by Simon Probyn and sensitive and most precious emotive ceramics by Sarah E Choi. and so much more.

The 17 artists are Alexandra Harley, Adam Zoltowski, Bettina Reiber, Bina Shah, Henryk Terpilowski, Joanna Ciechanowska, Leila Godden, Louisa Crispin, Marek E Olszewski, Małgorzata Łapsa-Malawska, Maria Kaleta, Michael Hempstead, Nicholas Cheeseman, Sarah E Choi, Simon Probyn, Tim Major and Veronica van Eijk. 

FPS is an established artist-led organisation that promotes and exhibits a talented membership of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers and Photographers at renowned central London galleries twice a year. 

With 65 years of experience, FPS helps artists build long-term networks that develop artistic sustainability, exposure and sales, whilst also encouraging artists to create work on their own terms….and therefore be ‘free’.

Established in 1952, FPS was originally associated with the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts). Founding members featured many high profile and influential artists, including Roy Rasmussen, Lyall Watson and Maurice Jadot who all feature in the permanent Tate Collection.
FPS originally came to prominence by playing a significant part in the establishment of abstract art in the 1950’s and 60’s and were the first of a number of post war movements that freed artists from the orthodoxy of rigid and purely technical judgements.  

This ethos continues today and we welcome applications from talented artists at all stages of their career.