The Leontia Gallery - Flesh Exhibition
London, 4th September 2014 - The Leontia Gallery favours work that is dark, exploratory and thought provoking. It believes art should challenge the mind whilst retaining a beautiful aesthetic. September 19th – October 7th, will be its first exhibition of a highly edited selection of contemporary art, from an international group of the most highly anticipated young artists. Curated under the theme of FLESH, the show is visceral, demanding, sensual and dark. Artworks will explore our experience of being a body and our complex relationship with our own flesh, whilst also unlocking themes of alienation, fantasies, desire and destruction.
Artists exhibited will be Magnus Gjoen, Flora Borsi, Mariska Karto and Maria Koshenkova. Magnus has already taken the art world by storm with his provocative and urban works that infuse dark humour into his digital fine art pieces. Internationally exhibited, Magnus is a recognised figure in the art world with his sharp comment on today’s society.
Flora is a young fine art photographer who has already garnered international attention and critical acclaim for her exquisite and surreal photo-manipulations that beautifully visualise dark fantasies and universal emotion. She is among the most highly anticipated young artists of 2014. Accomplished glass artist, Maria Koshenkova, creates fantastical glass hearts, visualising how a heart would look on the outside if it reflected the feelings on the inside. Her pieces capture fragility, strength, brokenness and emotion through her insightful use of this delicate media. Award-winning Marishka Karto has exhibited her beautiful evocative works of the female nude internationally. Her highly technically accomplished and emotionally charged pieces are expertly composed in a renaissance homage. Each series reminiscent of legends, or long lost lore; her characters are ethereal, beautiful and enchanting.
Complimentary drinks will be provided on the opening night and all works exhibited will be for sale. The exhibition will run for 3 weeks at:
6 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1SG From 19th September – 7th October 2014. Private View Thursday 18th September 6-8pm
rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org Opening times Fri 19th September – Tues 7th October Monday - Friday 10am -6pm Saturday 12-6pm Fitzrovia Lates Event | Thursday 25th September | 6-9pm Ends
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adia-PR/300896633420179 Notes to Editors The Leontia Gallery is a new London-based online and pop-up Gallery dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from exceptional emerging and established artists. It believes art should be challenging, and it favours works that are dark, exploratory and thought provoking. The gallery’s focus is on artworks with a strong concept and technique, and a beautiful visual aesthetic. The online space will promote the 10 best in emerging talent. By showcasing such an edited selection it will have the time and resources to nurture its talent on a long-term basis. The pop up shows will run in London throughout the year, offering the physical experience of viewing some of the most talented artists of our time. The Leontia Gallery was founded by Leontia Reilly in January 2014.
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