RUNWAY GALLERY - Thursday Talks with Artist SYRETT

21 Mar 2019

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Leeds born artist SYRETT, talks about his nail varnish artwork, Runway Gallery and XIII the art movement he founded.


Runway Gallery is a fashion focused art gallery and the virtual home of XIII, a new and emerging art movement acclaimed for bringing beauty back into the London art scene. 

Made up of a group of artists who stand as the antithesis of the urban, East London art movement, the creations of XIII are far from gritty. The artists themselves are a diverse group of eccentrics and misfits, who use an array of mediums. As such their art ranges from the traditional to the obscure, but one thing they all have in common is a drive to elevate art by returning to beauty. 

The past few decades have seen artists and critics placing value on ‘ideas’ over and above aesthetic appeal in art. Favouring concept rather than appearance. This over conceptualisation reinforces the elitism and stereotypical snobbery of the art world, which deprives the artist and the public alike by making art seem unreachable. 

Through creating artworks that are both decadent and attainable, Runway Gallery and the artists of XIII have a unique contemporary perspective of art. Through merging art with fashion they invite the viewer to see art both as beautiful and for everyone to enjoy. Their aim is to roll out exhibitions, events and art that the public can relish and engage with. 

Runway Gallery is where you can witness the birth of a new art movement and the exquisite talent of the artists of XIII.


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