We explore portraiture, one of the most favoured and recognised art expressions from different angles, whether it is to honour family members or an event, celebrate beauty or even as a historic record, the show will take you to discover the varied storylines that can be found in portraits.
Beata Bojda and Ewa Żylińska present black and white photographs inspired on movies from the beginning of the 20th century. The series ‘Mysterious’ consists of monochromatic pictures brought together by veil as a common element, which refers to the mystery, nostalgia and understatement of the previous century. At the same time, these portraits present young women conscious of their own beauty. Nebojsa Slankamenac presents a series of works around jazz music, and its performers. He wants to portray the tension, the focus and the dedication to music that jazz musicians transfer to the audience with such ardour, as do art pieces. The chosen leitmotif has enabled him to merge music and painting into one unique artistic experience. Using black and white nuances to depict the expressiveness of musicians who in that portrayed moment produce tones, the ceremonious atmosphere and the importance of that performance offered quite a challenge, because their portraits are in fact the visual representation of the tones that create. That’s where their reflectiveness lies. Therefore, he considers it an art of sound impulses that are transferred on to paper.
You are warmly welcome to join us for a drink with the artists at the opening night of PORTRAITS at The Brick Lane Gallery open from 6pm-8.30pm on Wednesday 25th November 2015.
BEATA BOJDA & EWA ŻYLIŃSKA | BIRGITTE LEBESBY | DARIO GATTO | JUNE SIRA | MAURO MARTIN | MAY TALHOUK | MICHAIL J TSAKOUNTIS | NEBOJSA SLANKAMENAC | OTTO D’AMBRA | PEDRO RAMALHO | PERMINDER DHILLON