Salon Art Bizarre 2010

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"Soft Heart" Bronze
Salon Art Bizarre 2010
Curated by: Eugenie Absalom

30 Royal Opera Arcade
Pall Mall
London SW1Y 4UY
United Kingdom
December 5th, 2010 - December 11th, 2010
Opening: December 7th, 2010 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

10.00 - 19.00
bespoke jewellery photography digital graffiti/street-art performance pop photography installation performance pop drawing abstract modern photography, contemporary Russian art, Christmas art and jewellery shopping, Salon Art Bizarre 2010, international contemporary art fair mixed-media installation video-art conceptual painting digital video-art conceptual painting surrealism figurative sculpture mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture
9am - 6pm admission is free. Wednesday and Thursday Talks at: £10.


Salon Art Bizarre 2010

La Galleria Pall Mall

30 Royal Opera Arcade, London,  SW1Y 4UY 

5 – 11  December 2010


International Contemporary Art  I  Russian Contemporary Art  I  Bespoke Jewellery 


Bright nonconformist art by Dmitri Strizhov, Svetlana K-Lie collection of prize winning sculpture and photography, courtroom sketches of Mikhail Khodorkovsky trial by Davina Garrido De Miguel, “Metamosphosis” wings of natural silk cocoons by Tika Zhvania, graffiti inspired canvases by Keith Krzywicki, Acoustic Graffiti Arts by Pianocrasher, creations by enigmatic Pietro Psaier and bespoke jewellery by Geoffrey Turk Ltd …


"Portrait of The Girl" by Dmitri Strizhov

"Portrait of The Girl" by Dmitri Strizhov, oil on canvas


La Galleria Pall Mall Christmas 2010 show will launch the Salon Art Bizarre annual international contemporary art fair.  Salon Art Bizarre is a new concept in modern art fair business.  As the name suggests it is an art fair with a difference. This luxury event is open for participation to galleries and individual artists.  It is more exclusive and audience orientated than its well known large scale counterparts.  

Conceived and curated by event organiser and publicist Eugenie Absalom, December Salon Art Bizarre will contribute to Christmas art shopping scene in central London.  Paintings, sculpture, installations, prints, photography and bespoke jewellery by international contemporary artists, including contemporary Russian artists, will make exquisite and long-lasting gifts to families and friends.

 Soho based Geoffrey Turk Ltd have been designing and crafting bespoke jewels since 1976.


Three art galleries:  CASSA Art, Gallery Perutz and KALINA and bespoke jewellery company  Geoffrey Turk Ltd  will take part in Salon Art Bizarre 2010 alongside individual artists Svetlana K-Lie, Sergei Inkatov, Tika Zhvania, Pianocrasher, Keith Krzywicki, Lucy Freud, Zina Bercovici, Wayne Mok, Helene Le Bohec, Cecilia Gheraldo, Victoria Kovalenchikoa, Svetlana Bobrakova and film producer Alicia Maksimova.

Set in the heart of London inside the famous John Nash Royal Opera Arcade, Salon Art Bizarre will keep its doors open to the general public throughout the day (9am till 8:00pm) and will present a number of spectacular evening receptions, offering art auctions, live entertainment and raffle with special Art Bizarre Prize to enhance the festive spirit of Christmas.   The timing will also take advantage of the November “Russian Week” art boom at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams and MacDougall’s.


"Metamorphosis" by Tika Zhvania

"Metamorphosis" installation by Tika Zhvania


Salon Art Bizarre 2010 Opening Hours:

 12 midday – 8pm   Sunday, 5th December

9am – 8pm   Monday – Friday

9am – 6pm   Saturday, 11th December

Evening Events Programme:

Monday, 6th December   6pm – 8pm  Private View

Tuesday, 7th December  6pm – 10pm Salon Art Bizarre 2010 Launch

Curator of Biennale Venezia Vittorio Sgarbi will speak and Geoff Cotton will present at the Salon Art Bizarre Launch.  Dress code: Bizarre.

Wednesday, 8th December  4pm – 7pm  The Royal Opera Arcade Christmas Party

Dress code:  Victorian

6:30pm – 7:30pm  London Clarinet Club Launch at La Galleria Pall Mall

7:30pm - 8:30pm    'How To Achieve a Successful Career in the Art World as an Artist  in the  21st Century'   Talk by Samir Ceric, a serial entrepreneur behind the launches of Salon Contemporary (including Artist of the Week; Curator of the Month and  Best of British) (, Wolf & Badger,  First Wednesdays and DEBUT ARTS, looks  into the main reasons behind the failure and disappearance of so many creatives in the past decades and looks to give answers on how one can not only survive but success in this 'cut-through' industry taking into consideration all the changes the art world and the creative industry are undergoing at the turn of the 21st century. It's never been more exciting to be a creative talent!',  Ceric states…   Tickets:  £10.

Thursday, 9th December    6:30pm - 8:00pm  "The Ugly Romance" lecture, presented  by THE HUB magazine Design Editor Jane Arte (MA in Contemporary Art Theory, Interior Design).   Introduction into the Iconography of Skull in Contemporary Art, Fashion and Design,  followed by the launch of ARTE jewellery collection  8pm - 9pm.   Tickets:  £10.

Friday, 10th December  6pm – 10pm Salon Art Bizarre 2010 Closing Party

For detailed programme of special events during Salon Art Bizarre, including art talks and evening parties, please, contact  Eugenie Absalom


Salon Art Bizarre 2010 Highlights

 "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. 

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. 

 "Stars and Stripes" by Linda Dry-Parker

       "Stars and Stripes"  by Linda Dry-Parker, oil on canvas


Salon Art Bizarre 2010 at La Galleria Pall Mall demonstrates a wide variety of printmaking techniques.  Artist Lucy Freud, the third child of two well known artists Lucian Freud and Katherine McAdam and the great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, the Psychoanalyst, will show her Cambodia monoprint inspired by her travels around Thailand and Cambodia.

"Cambodia" by Lucy Freud  

"Cambodia" monoprint by Lucy Freud


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. 

 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 to explore surreal aspects of all these things.
Lucy Phillips explores the theme of disintegration and loss in both the natural and human world 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”.  



Salon Art Bizarre strives to represent artists whose distinctive work challenges the intellect.  It encourages innovation through the choice of brave, peculiar, quirky and original art forms, including media, techniques and concepts.


"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.


December show proudly presents Svetlana K-Lie Collection of prize winning and shortlisted art works, including her photography and sculpture.    ”Pigs and Oranges” photograph by Svetlana K-Lie won The RK Harrison Art Photography prize  at the National Open Art Competition 2010, Chichester. 

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. 

"Fish Sculpture" by Svetlana K-Lie

"Fish" sculpture by Svetlana K-Lie, bronze, gilded wood and polished jade


Acoustic Graffiti Arts by Pianocrasher is one of the highlights of Salon Art Bizarre 2010.  Eccentric and non conformist concept stands out as  truly Bizarre among the Salon curiosities.  

"Black and White" by Pianocrasher, mixed media on canvas

"Black and White" or "Anastasia Volochkova Concert Pianocrash" by Pianocrasher,

mixed media on canvas


 The same performance artist Oleg Lapidus is also known as Dr Mimirobics  due to his facial exercises to music programme called Mimirobics.

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, etc. 

Graffiti inspired acrylic paintings by Keith Krzywicki reflect contemporary vision of the urban scene.


Film director Alicia Maksimova presents still photography by Vittorino Puglia (Sicily) from her film “Immacolata Percezione” (Immaculate Perception).   


“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules,

making mistakes and having fun.”

Rt. Rev. Mary Lou Cook


Please visit  Art Gallery page for the updated list of Salon Art Bizarre 2010 participants. 


Salon Art Bizarre 2010 Venue

 The Royal Opera Arcade is a shopping area in St James’s with boutiques, specialising in art, luxury items and goods related to country living.   Designed by John Nash and completed in 1818, it is Britain’s original covered shopping arcade.

La Galleria Pall Mallthe most prestigious contemporary art gallery and auction house for hire in London, delivers comprehensive white exhibition space with its 165 sq metres room and 3 and a half metre wall height.  Complete with professional hanging system and Erco lighting  it provides effective solution for an art fair launch.  View La Galleria Pall Mall Floor Plan.

Nearest tube stations:  Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross.  La Galleria Pall Mall is off  Haymarket and Pall Mall, a step away from Trafalgar Square.  The entrance to arcade is across the road from The Institute of Directors in Pall Mall.


 We look forward to seeing you Salon Art Bizarre 2010!

Salon Art Bizarre

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© Eugenie  Absalom 2010