|Loneliness by Julius Lewandowski|
Sensation Modern Arts Salone (Fine Arts Gallery) is hosting Drama Queen, a special night for the gay community at their first ever International Artists’ Group Exhibition at the newly opened London West Bank Gallery in Notting Hill, on 4th June 2011.Works by Julius Lewandowski, the Polish born artist noted for his erotic, sexual and provocative images with an understated hint of satire, will be showcased for the first time. His unconventional approach to portraiture, inspired by the painters of the Ancien Regime and the libertinesque writers of Europe, with his very own and personal interpretation, catapults his works firmly into the 21st Century.
Russian Art Collector Sophie Dare, Founder of Sensation Modern, has spent over 9 months to carefully select and source eclectic pieces of art, which now culminates in this Event. We have endeavoured to present a collective exhibition, showing works by both established and up and coming international artists. Rather than host a conventional art exhibition, we have tried to create an atmosphere within this exhibition, which is both informal, provocative and engaging. Emulating the “Art Salon Style” of the Belle Époque and 1930’s Berlin, in which art can evolve and rejuvenate, thus creating a new platform for innovative ideas.
|Orgy by Julius Lewandowski|
Anthony Gray’s collage-like juxtapositions, which often seem to endow women with power and enigma, fuse structure and the search for the ultimate freedom into a form that emanates from a place beyond subconscious production.
Never before shown works by the late Russian artist Anatoly Zverev, will be on display at the exhibition. A member of the nonconformist movement and a founder of Russian Expressionism in the 1960s, Zverev was persecuted by the Soviet authorities and his first exhibition in Russia did not take place, until shortly before his early death in 1986. It is noteworthy that one of his greatest admirers was Pablo Picasso himself. Bob Allen, an internationally acclaimed contemporary sculptor, is one of the many featured artists at the event.
Gay stand up comedian Stephen Bailey and talented young songstress Kate Thomas will be entertaining guests at the event. Drama Queen will be hosted by Britain’s First It Boy Emmanuel Ray and Model & VIP hostess Kelly Dawson.