Co-Founded by Award-Winning Artists Gemma Land and Ravinder Surah.

 

We at PANKOW CREATIVES have a long standing relationship through the love of art, one of our first endeavours as a creative partnership bloomed while exhibiting, assisting and creating promotional materials for the Art.Number23 ‘Stimulus’ exhibition at the Greenhouse, Berlin, Germany. This is where the word ‘Pankow’ (the second largest borough residing within the city of Berlin) comes from, we adopted this name while considering a title for our company, since then we’ve had a mutual love for Berlin thus the word Pankow was used for our company and our creative business had begun.


Our company prides itself within the creative industries, fashioning an array of well-designed packages and services such as: Art Direction, Production, Branding, Exhibitions, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Publishing, all tailored to suit your professional needs.


As an artist-led company we are able to draw upon our artistic practices, providing our clients with a thoughtful and unique approach, providing our clients with strong concepts and visually alluring designs. Our extensive knowledge and expertise of visual language allow us to enable our clients to express their creative currency, via the utilisation of our creative practice.


We offer a free consultation on all our services, enabling our clients to avail a piece of mind and the upmost benefit from our creative intuition.

 

 

 

CO-FOUNDERS

Gemma Land

Artist, Co-Founder

Gemma Land is a Photographic and Print Artist, graduated from the MA Photography course at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Working with a contemporary art practice and also with a surface/ fashion design practice.

Her print works on silk combine the processes of contemporary analogue photography and carefully constructed prints. The process she uses is unique, the collections start with the photographs she shoots and are then constructed into the print designs. She creates fractals from architecture and landscapes to create impossible structures and hallucinogenic patterns. Her aesthetic lies between the romantic and the gothic, creating beautiful and yet often somewhat unsettling imagery. Each collection is based on a concept and created with craftsmanship, using the finest digital printing and hand finished with the couture technique of hand rolling.In her photographic practice examines architecture within a socio-political viewpoint.

She is also experimenting in photography with the perception of light, form and identity.Land's work has been published in Russian Vogue, Dazed Digital, AnOther, CoolHunting, InDesign, the Huffington Post, and included in a touring exhibition with New Era.

 

 

CV

AWARDS

2015 Thirty for Thirty Compitition, Buro Four, Selected Entry, Runner up

2011 The Wolf and Badger Fashion Design Award

Shortlisted, Bar Tur Photography Award

Shortlisted, Fashioning the Future Awards

2010 The Creative Archives Award

Selected entry, The Surreal House, Jotta/ Barbican Competition

2009 Tell us about it award, University of the Arts London

Final year award, Royal Female School of Art Foundation

2003 Travel bursary, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

RESIDENCIES/ COMISSIONS

2015 Hermes, Carre Silk Scarves Spring/Summer 15

Buro Four Thirty for Thirty, Commissioned Exhibiting Piece

2010 Mini Residency, AIR, Byam Shaw School of Art

Strawberry Hill House, Silk Scarves Commission/ Residency

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ PROJECTS

2010 Solo show, Silent Room, Artists led gallery Brixton, London

2009 Swanfield Collective, Swanfield Pop-up Boutique, Carnaby St, London

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 MASS, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

2015 Thirty for Thirty Buro Four, National Theatre, London

2013 Group Exhibition, Toplin Project Space, Brixton, London (Artist and Curator)

2011 Neon Vinyl, Plus Arts Projects, London Newcastle Project Space

British Talent Punch Parlour, The Future Gallery, London

New Lexicons of Dark, Hoxton Gallery, London

2010 New Era XC touring exhibition:

New Era XC, CircleCulture Gallery, Berlin,

New Era XC, Spazi Originale, Milan

New Era XC, Angels, C. Barcelona

New Era XC, Espace Vertbois, Paris

New Era XC, Dray Walk Gallery, London

Satellite, Café Bar. Nottingham Contemporary

A Population of Rabbits, Arlington Arts Centre, Berkshire

Dreamland, Installation in 1960’s council flat, Hackney, London

Hackney Wicked Festival, Hackney Wick, London

Arts trail, Art of Noise, Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Tell Us About It Award, Chelsea School of Art Library

Slideshow Night, Photomonth, Krakow, Poland

Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London

2009 MA Photography, London College of Communication

A Distance Between, Pebbledash Gallery, London

Darkness and Dreams, the Legion, Old St, London

MA Photography Interim, London College of Communication

2004 Pink, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Degree Show, Manchester Metropolitan University

2003 Collective Behaviour, Manchester Cathedral

Collective Behaviour, Victoria Baths, Manchester

 

TEACHING AND LECTURING

 

2009 Visiting Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Student led seminar, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Whitechapel Gallery

2005 Creative Arts Instructor, Via Services, San Jose, CA, USA

Ravinder Surah

Artist, Co-Founder

Fine art photographer Ravinder Surah expresses an interesting outlook on the human condition highlighting the ideas of vulnerability and the philosophies of metaphysics, this complex combination amplifies his work to evoke and function on the emotions of the viewer. Surah places great focus on isolating the human from a modern society, bringing nature and humanity together through the modes of physically placing the human with a natural environment but still showing very small details of attachment to an urban civilization humanity would struggle to live without. Focusing on using video and images to display how susceptible we are to the elements surrounding us, Surah also directs emphasis on his own anxieties and personal feelings as stimulation to drive his perplexing work. Surah states ‘Without comfort we fall into the hands of nature which feeds us with life but suddenly could surrender us to our deaths; without security humanity would struggle to exist’.

Placing importance on pushing his work in all directions, Surah primarily focuses on the human condition in directness but also in abstract ways to challenge the viewer’s perceptions and to ultimately provoke thought, leaving the viewer with an array of complex questions that merge with feelings familiar and unknown.


 

 

CV

AWARDS / PUBLICATIONS:

2016 Northern Light (Sheffield and South Yorkshire)

My photography work Living Things - Blue published among the archives and contributors on the ‘Northern Light Landscape, Photography and the North’ website.

Art Reveal Magazine (Finland)

A six-page spread and interview regarding my artwork, photography and professional practice was published in the magazine’s 22nd issue. My art work ‘HEX’ was also chosen for the magazines front cover.

its Liquid Contemporary Art (Italy)

its Liquid interviewed me for their exhibition archives section, numerous art works of mine were published.

2015 Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield and South Yorkshire)

Winner of the Sheffield Institute of Arts Degree Show Award for Photography Best in show.

2014 Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield and South Yorkshire)

Winner of the Rose Cooper 'Breaking the Rules' art prize.

2013 BBC News (Sheffield and South Yorkshire)

Published work on the BBC News website regarding the Sheffield Plastics factory fire.


 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus – Stimulus Exhibition (Athens, Greece)

Greenhouse, Berlin – Stimulus Exhibition (Berlin, Germany)

15 New Bond Street Bath – Fringe Arts Bath, Flux Exhibition (Bond Street, Bath)

Cultural Centre Moschato – Alienation Exhibition (Athens, Greece)

Room 7 Gallery – Alienation Exhibition (Athens, Greece)

2016 A3 Gallery – Alienation Exhibition (Moscow, Russia)

5th Base Gallery – Alienation Exhibition (Heneage Street, London)

BORDERS Festival – Fragmented Identities exhibition (Venice Art House, Cannaregio calle Gheltof o Loredan, Venice, Italy)

Ground Floor Gallery – Alienation Exhibition (Brooklyn, New York City)

BAU International Academy of Rome – It’s Liquid Experimental Art Architecture and Design Festival (Via Quattro Novembre, Roma, Italy)

OXYGEN – It’s Liquid Contemporary Video and Performing Art Festival (Worldhotel Ripa Roma, Rome)

James Oliver Gallery – Alienation Exhibition (Chestnut St, Philadelphia)

SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University – Northern Light Exhibition – Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North (Cantor Building Arundel Street, Sheffield)

Cupola Gallery – Art is a lie that reveals the truth exhibition (Middlewood Rd, Hillsborough, Sheffield)

2015 Sheffield Hallam – SIA (Sheffield Institute of Arts) Exhibition Sheffield Hallam BA (Hons) / Mart Photography Exhibition (Cantor Building Arundel Street, Sheffield)

The Workstation – as yet untitled BA (Hons) / Mart Photography Exhibition (Paternoster Row, Sheffield)

156 Arundel Street – Twelve Photography Exhibition (Arundel Street, Sheffield)

2014 Castle House – Syndicate Photography Exhibition (Castle House, Sheffield)

2012 Pack horse Gallery - Christmas Craft Exhibition / Art show (Packhorse Yard, Huddersfield)

2011 Adorn Jewellers -  Art Exhibition (The Shambles, Chesterfield)

 

 

Clients we’ve worked with...

Art.Number23
Art Organisation, London, U.K

Another Magazine
Fashion / Design Magazine (Published Work) London, U.K

Art Reveal Magazine
International Art Magazine (Published Work)

BBC News Sheffield
News Website (Published Work) Sheffield, U.K

 

Buro Four
Project and Design Managment Company(Commissioned Work) London, U.K

Dazed Digital
Pop Culture Magazine (Published Work) London, U.K

Greenhouse Berlin
Creative Arts Space, Berlin, Germany

Menier Gallery
Art Gallery, London, U.K

 

 

Hermes
High Fashion Luxury Goods (Commissioned Work) Paris, France

Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus
Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

Sports Shots.co.uk
Sports Photography Company, Chesterfield, U.K

Strawberry Hill House
Historical House (Commissioned Work) London, U.K

 

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