Group Show - 7th December 2011 to 28th January 2012
This exhibition's unifying theme is transgressive and alternative beauty, illustrated through portraits of artists, musicians, fashion designers, writers, actors.... Who have gone beyond the realms of academic style to embrace uniqueness.
Beautiful People, the title of the show, a tribute to the song by Marilyn Manson, rock icon, initially brings mainstream stars to mind. Marylin Manson, amalgam of Marilyn Monroe, eternal symbol of beauty, and Charles Manson, ever so notorious criminal. A fascinating symphony of celebrity, attraction, beauty, repulsion -
These frequently intimate works of art, including quite a few previously unreleased, bring us closer to the artists who, from the 80s to today, have inspired and influences the metamorphosis of our aesthetic and social values, explored the paradoxical concepts of ambiguous beauty, strangeness, transgression, uniqueness - that lead to the absolutely sublime. These portraits reveal also their authors, who also sought to reveal the foundations of this strange beauty.