RAFFAELLA BERTONI | LEWIS BANNISTER
Friday, June 14, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019
Joint Exhibition. ‘MORE THAN THE FACE’
A Joint Exhibition of two artists we have admired & worked with for the last few years and are excited to show them together now in one show. With every joint show we do we ask the artists to collaborate on a couple of pieces and produce an exclusive print through the Ben Oakley Gallery.
Hails originally from Italy but has settled into the chaos of London over the last ten years. She is a storyteller who finds inspiration in a variety of artistic expressions, incorporating elements of her various muses, which lately come from an urban/street art influence. In her mixed-media paintings, as well as in her beautifully detailed drawings, she explores themes of sensuality, humour, religion, and mental health. Her exceptional paintings have been exhibited in London & New York & many reside in collections World Wide.
We are grateful that Lewis’s art teacher handed him a copy of ‘Spray can art’ at school, this inspired him to pick up a can and produce his own distinctive style of work that is now loved by so many. Bannisters’ work has a wide range of styles and skills from Oils to Spray paint working on unusual substrates including Cardboard, Street signs and paper currency from around the world. His exquisite miniature paintings range from satirical and politically charged scenes to humorous cartoon figures with a dark edge.