Join us tonight for cocktails and talk with the artist - Ilona Szalay will be in our studio from 7pm to talk about her solo exhibition ‘Milk, Smoke and Bones’. The exhibition runs until Sunday, 27th November. #ArushaGallery#IlonaSzalay#alexeagle#imeanthedream
Join us and @ArushaGallery tonight for Ilona Szalay’s private view of ‘Milk, Smoke and Bones’ solo exhibition in our studio, in Soho. Drinks from 6:30pm. The exhibition runs until Sunday, 27th November. #ArushaGallery#IlonaSzalay#alexeagle#imeanthedream
A recipient of the ORA Prize (Italian contemporary art prize) and one of six finalists for the highly valued UK Threadneedle Prize in 2013, Ilona Szalay's work has come to be widely recognised for its quality. She has exhibited worldwide including exhibitions in London, Milan and New York and the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. Ilona’s work has featured in many international publications including Wall Street International magazine, The Independent, The Times and Dazed and Confused magazine.
Ilona’s paintings trace a path through a world of conflict and power play, a place of rigid hierarchy and fierce competition. Using concise visual language the work explores notions of vulnerability and beauty, dominance and submission, violence and control. Illona seeks to investigate the tension between protection and control in her work and as a result there is an ambivalence in the images, a questioning of motive/morality, and an examination into our impulses to both create and destroy.