After the success of the first ever Salon Contemporary’s Artist Talk, the second Artist Talk could not have gone any better! Seren’s talk started downstairs where most of her pencil and ink drawings are. She went into great details about her individual work and the audience felt very involved in Seren’s working process.
Guests included this month’s Curator of the month winner Celina Langen who will be curating at Salon Contemporary in December. Everyone was ever so impressed with colors and her take on women in today’s society. Seren referred quite a few inspirations from her childhood such as her initial dislike for color purple as her mother never liked it. It was extremely interesting to hear how she first came about to produce each work, most of the time seeing old paintings from museums such as the V&A and the Tate Britain.
Seren Jones’ exhibition will be up until the end of the month so if you have missed out on her Artist Talk, don’t miss out on her great show!
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Seren’s success at Salon Contemporary!Last night, on Nov 3rd, an evening where London came to a stand still due to tube’s strikes, Seren Jones' bold and colourful portraits firmly stood their ground at her solo debut show at Salon Contemporary Gallery.
The space was filled with artists, magazines and collectors, amongst them was Matchbox magazine (First Wednesdays media partner), Eleonore Dethier from Sothebys, the art collector, Morgan Miller and our previous exhibitor, Jacky Tsai.
Seren reinterprets portraits of classical women with elegance, composure, strength and vulnerability. They are no longer objects of beauty, as in the past but the subject of beauty who are gazing at you. These elegant and theatrical creatures are as playful as the artist herself, which was apparent last night when Seren arrived with ruby lips and sparkling eyes, warming the room with her bubbly character.
“Gladys” and her smaller portraits were the focal points of the exhibition as their animated and captivating gazes connected with the public and Seren’s attention to detail, astonished them. Last night, Seren’s work was associated with the feminism, strength and narrative of Frida Kahlo, especially with the full length portraits, ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Gladys’ and ‘Untitled (Spanish girl)’.
To view pictures of the evening go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/saloncontemporary/sets/72157625193650843/
|Seren (right) at her solo show at Salon Contemporary|
Photo by: Anais Plancoulaine
To view all Seren’s work visit: serenjones.com or www.saloncontemporary.com
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The Salon Contemporary team began curating yesterday for the current exhibition of artist Seren Jones. The talented painter delivered her stunning selection of contemporary portraits to the gallery over the weekend.
Surrounded by a mixture of delicate oil paintings and detailed pencil drawings in many shapes and sizes, we couldnt wait to start curating!
|Carla Nizzola plays with the height.|
What a show it is going to be. Each female portrait promises an individual personality: powerful, smug, vulnerable, uncomfortable, calm, modest and honest.
The exhibition will portray a true insight to the artists core inspiration and passion.
The private view will launch the exhibition THIS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3rd: 6-9pm at Salon Contemporary, and will run in conjunction with West London's cultural fix, First Wednesdays.
Don't miss out!