The inaugural Soho Salon Supper Club launched last week, hosted by artist SYRETT, founder of 13 Untitled – an eclectic bunch of edgy artists with impressive talent and numerous accolades.
The supper clubs are a monthly celebration of the group’s work, featuring an inspirational talk by one of the artists.
It’s also an opportunity to eat, drink and be merry, while uncovering interesting anecdotes from beautiful strangers after a quick life drawing lesson to help break the ice.
The fashion drawing ‘ice breaker’ part of the event is a real laugh, it reflects exactly what happens in fashion college, a model poses and you have to capture it in 2 minutes. Its not about photorealistic drawing, its about capturing the moment and having some fun.
And, of course, there’s the opportunity to purchase a painting or two – with a handsome on-the-night discount proving a popular incentive.
All the artists present are members of the 13, and have not had your conventional lives or careers and I think it’s a great way to meet and socialise away from the stuffiness of the white box galleries.
SYRETT himself works with nail varnish, skilfully creating colourful abstract shapes that are easy on the eye.
Other artists include fine art painter Bruce Atherton, formerly the official Vatican portrait painter, and the kooky Pandemonia – a 7ft blonde living piece of art who creates high gloss images of herself and her inflatable dog Snowy.
Louise Dear’s vibrant and contemporary figurative artwork features in some of the world’s most prominent art collections.
Experience the buzz for yourself at the next Supper Club on 29 October at Scarlet Green, Soho.
But if you can’t wait, check out runway-gallery.com now for more info about the artists and their work.
You never know – that statement piece you’ve been searching for might just be there, waiting….
Future after dinner talks are with Collagism, Pandemonia, Louise Dear and Dara Vandor.
Written by Jane Akers