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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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