Salon Art Bizarre

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Salon Art Bizarre 2010 Highlights

“Portrait of The Girl” by Dmitri Strizhov, oil on canvas
Dmitri Strizhov is a young Russian-born painter who lives in a world entirely of his own making.  It is a mythological world filled with colourful figures in imaginary landscapes, a world that has been turned upside down as shown in the enigmatic
faces he loves to paint.”  (Robert C. Morgan  “The Enigmatic World of
Dmitri Strizhov”  1998)  Edwin-Scharff-Hans Museum, Germany is among his collectors.  In addition to painting, the talent of Dmitri Strizhov also shines in music and in poetry.   HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg extended a personal invitation to Dmitri Strizhov to join prestigious members only “Eccentric Club”  in London.  KALINA Gallery represents him.
Salon Art Bizarre 2010 proudly presents Svetlana K-Lie Collection of her prize winning and shortlisted art works, including sculpture and photography.  Born in Moscow, Russia Svetlana K-Lie lives and works in Lewes, East Sussex.
Bronze, gilded wood and polished jade “Fish” sculpture by Svetlana K-Lie was shortlisted for the House Open Prizes as part of this year’s Brighton Festival.

“Metamorphosis” installation by Tika Zhvania from Tbilisi was conceived in the framework of the 2009 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art to represent Georgia.   The artist used natural silk cocoons to make 6 wings that symbolize the transformation process of  living beings.  KALINA Gallery shows her art.

“Metamorphosis” by Tika Zhvania
One of the highlights of Salon Art Bizarre 2010 is a series of courtroom sketches, drawn in Moscow by English artist Davina Garrido De Miguel at  former oil tycoon Mikahil
Khodorkovsky trial.  Davina is one of about 40 artists who have filed into the court, pencils and paper in hand, to take part in a competition called Drawing the Court.  It is rather fascinating to see Russian courtroom officials through the eyes of a British artist.   Below is the face of  Khodorkovsky Guard.

“Khodorkovsky Guard” Courtroom Sketch by Davina Garido de Miguel
Davina Garrido De Miguel studied art at Cambridge College of Arts and later received a degree in fine art and a Fellowship in Printmaking at Newcastle University.  At the moment she lives and works in Moscow.
Another highlight of Salon Art Bizarre 2010 is Acoustic Graffiti Arts by Pianocrasher.
Eccentric and non conformist concept stands out as  truly Bizarre among the Salon curiosities.

“Anastasia Volochkova Concert Pianocrash” or “Black and White” by Pianocrasher
The same performance artist Oleg Lapidus is known as Dr Mimirobics due to his facial exercises to music programme called Mimirobics.   Salon Art Bizarre 2010  will also have his Green Fashion display of hats, made of used plastic bags.   And he will perform on clarinet at the London Clarinet Club Launch on the 8th December.  Oleg Lapidus is represented by Eugenie Absalom of Salon Art Bizarre.

“Green Hat” by Oleg Lapidus
Graffiti-inspired acrylic paintings by Keith Krzywicki reflect contemporary vision of the urban scene.

“Before Banksy” by Keith Krzywicki

“After Banksy” by Keith Krzywicki
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing,
taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.”
Rt. Rev. Mary Lou Cook

“Soft Heart” sculpture by Stephen Glassborow, bronze
Gallery Perutz was originally founded to introduce, promote, manage and develop
British Artists.  “The artists exhibited at Salon Art Bizarre 2010 cover a
variety of disciplines but have one common theme: a unique approach to their
work that translates into an individuality of execution,” – says Andrew Perutz.

“Bugatti” by Pietro Psaier, stencil on fruitwood

“Stars and Stripes” by Linda Dry-Parker, oil on canvas
“Another key element of our philosophy is to display art in a form that is consistent and relevant and enables everyone to appreciate the benefits of owning an original work.  Therefore we represent only a small number of talented artists who we believe have significant potential.”  Gallery Perutz  will show six  artists at Salon Art Bizarre 2010, including Ann Winder-Boyle, Kevin Burgoyne, Linda Dry-Parker, Scott Carruthers, Stephen Glassborow and enigmatic Pietro Psaier.
An Experience in Organic Art” is an inspiring collection brought to you by exciting South American artist Cecilia Ghiraldo.  Her unusual yet eye-catching collection of organically inspired pieces speaks volumes.  We invite you to indulge your senses and allow your imagination to wander freely as you explore each unique piece.  All the works by Cecilia Ghiraldo  are created using ink and nib techniques on paper.

“Simultaneous” by Cecilia Ghiraldo, ink on paper
“My love story with the arts has been widely inspired by my experiences of being on stage, where both light and color reach their full saturated levels.  They are transcended, magnified and given for us to scrutinize.  They reach their full identities and dimensions and envelop you in their spiritual and chromatic resonance.  I find it totally fascinating.  Music has a strong influence on my creations as well,” –  says young artist and actress from Paris Helene Le Bohec.

“Greek Rhapsody” by Helene Le Bohec, aegean blues and acrylic on canvas
Estonian artist with Armenian – German roots Sergei Inkatov created a totally new language of plastic expression that is so personal and singular that it is unmistakable.  Striking bold brushwork, vivid, sensual colours, universal shapes and perfect composition make his art immediately recognisable.  Eastern cultural roots stamp his work with mystery in the eyes of a European.  His painting is conditioned by a festive philosophy of life.  All his art works represent a colourful, romantic legend in which
one finds the sun, the sea, the passion, love and joie de vivre.

“Emerald Wave” by Sergei Inkatov, oil on canvas
The first thing that impresses in Inkatov’s paintings is his amazing style – dynamic, vibrant, unique and instantly memorable.  No wonder Spanish experts noted after his exhibition in Barcelona:  “Inkatov does not look like anyone else…”

“Domes” by Sergei Inkatov, oil on canvas
Sergei Inkatov lives and works in Tallinn.  He collaborates with galleries in the United
States, Spain, England, Germany, Russia and Estonia.
Eugenie Absalom of Salon Art Bizarre represents him.
Salon Art Bizarre 2010 at La Galleria Pall Mall demonstrates a wide variety of printmaking techniques.
CASSA Art will be showing the work of seven artists, all based in London:  Helen Ashton, Dolores de Sade,   Elena Dimitrova, Sarah Knight, Caro Millington, Lucy Phillips and Manjinder Sidhu.   All these artists are print makers, and prints shown will include etchings, aquatints, monoprints and screenprints.
Helen Ashton is usually a screen printer, but for the Salon Art Bizarre she has created a series of three monoprints.
Dolores de Sade’s work deals with landscape, memory and nostalgia, and offers a modern twist to traditional etching. She is currently studying for an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art.

“Being A Place” by Dolores de Sade
Elena Dimitrova is an etcher whose work is inspired by the interplay of fantasy and reality, drawing on childhood stories, Bulgarian folklore and expressionism.
Sarah Knight uses etching to investigate the darker side of the human ego, creating worlds that challenge perceptions of beauty.
Caro Millington is inspired by landscape, cityscape and politics, and uses colour etching toexplore surreal aspects of all these things.
Lucy Phillips explores the theme of disintegration and loss in both the natural and humanworld in her delicate screenprints.
Manjinder Sidhu juxtaposes formal structures, seeking order from chaos in her intricate etchings, and transforming her experience of city life to explore issues of freedom and “reality”.

“Gaia” etching by Manjinder Sidhu
Film director Alicia Maksimova presents still photography – black and white images taken by  Sicilian photographer Vittorino Puglia on the film set of “Immacolata Percezione” (Immaculate Perception).  Her short film is an exploration and celebration of humanity, the first part of five films over the five continents.  The journey started in Sicily and it will continue in Bolivia, Ethiopia, India and Australia.
Salon Art Bizarre is delighted to present Australian musician and composer Linsey Pollak.  Since 1980 Linsey has specialized in making musical instruments from various
house and garden objects such as the garden hose panpipes, the watering can and broom clarinets, rubber glove and condom bagpipes, carrot flutes and clarinets,chair flutes,

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