S&P Gallery is setting the stage for yet another exciting and thought-provoking exhibition, kicking off with an opening night to remember; as we witness Surreal Fashion creator Miss Aniela meet her alter ego; fine art photographer Natalie Lennard.
Miss Aniela Meets Natalie Lennard will bring both sides of the artist to the forefront of the art world in person; bridging the gap between these two identities for the first time as well as bringing together two iconic collections at the S&P Gallery in South Kensington, London, on July 13th, 2022; from 18:00 to 22:00.
What Is This Event About?
Award-winning established artist Miss Aniela, twice named as one of Saatchi Art’s ‘Ones To Watch’ will be meeting her alter ego Natalie Lennard for the first time in a sensational exhibition to be held at S&P Gallery. This event will showcase Miss Aniela’s Surreal Fashion collection alongside Natalie Lennard’s controversial Birth Undisturbed series; with the exhibition including both NFTs and physical artworks on display and an exclusive unveiling of a brand new artwork.
Who Is The Artist Behind The Identities?
Although two sides of the same coin, each side has her very own unique art style.
Miss Aniela is a fashion-driven creative, taking luxury themes and giving them an elegant sense of classical art, a surreal and complex rendering of grandeur and opulence.
Natalie Lennard on the other hand, captures the raw realities of life, she is creatively driven by motherhood and willing to make a statement on political issues with no fear of controversy.
Miss Aniela/Natalie Lennard
“Ever since I first began taking photos as a student in 2006, I have been focused on the female form. First, this was through the act of self-portraiture, then through fashion models. As the years passed and I became a mother in 2013, I suddenly craved making art that manifested the power and rawness of the ultimate act of femaleness: childbirth.”
What Will Happen At The Event?
This much-anticipated event will see Miss Aniela’s highly successful collection of animated NFTs taken from her Surreal Fashion series displayed using projectors, and framed limited edition prints from Natalie Lennard’s controversial Birth Undisturbed series also on display.
The gallery itself will be divided, offering two different experiences as you witness these two alter egos coming together in a joint celebration of the artist’s separate bodies of work.
The lower floor will be dedicated to Miss Aniela’s Surreal Fashion NFT collection, with a technological display of projections of the animated digital artworks. The top floor of the gallery will be dedicated to Natalie Lennard’s Birth Undisturbed collection, made up of a total of 10 museum-quality fine art prints.
The artist herself, that is, both sides of her, will be at S&P Gallery in person for the opening show to meet with people and talk about her artworks and the meanings and narratives behind these intriguing pieces.
The evening itself with be a refined event with servers on hand offering drinks including a beer and wine selection; there will also be a serving of canapés between 18:30 - 20:30.
Which Artworks Will Be On Display?
As the focus of this event is on the meeting of the two identities; Miss Aniela and Natalie Lennard, there will be artworks from each artist’s collections on display at this event; including animated NFTs and limited edition prints.
Miss Aniela’s Surreal Fashion Series
Miss Aniela - She Shoal
Miss Aniela’s Surreal Fashion series is a fusion of fashion photography and fine art that captures the essence of art history using traditional imagery and digitally enhanced motifs, interwoven in a surreal composition. It’s a collection where beauty meets absurdity and couture meets chaos, in a series of fine art photographic tapestries fused with fashion.
The highly successful limited edition print run of the Surreal Fashion series laid the groundwork for the launch of the animated NFTs that followed and attracted a high level of interest and sales, resulting in Miss Aniela being credited as one of the top 20 best-selling NFT artists worldwide.
Miss Aniela has exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery, Houses of Parliament and Waldermarsudde Museum Sweden, her work also regularly graces media worldwide including BBC, NY Arts, Daily Mail and El Pais.
Natalie Lennard’s Birth Undisturbed Series
Natalie Lennard - Born Of Calamity
Natalie Lennard’s Birth Undisturbed series is an award-winning fictional narrative series that explores the world and history to depict childbirth both ancient and modern, squalid and famous, capturing the stories of childbearing women both real and imagined. The series highlights key figureheads from the realm of birth philosophy, envisioning their experiences as compelling, cinematic scenes that harness the power of storytelling.
This captivating series gives us a first-hand view of the childbirths of iconic women from history including Queen Elizabeth II; which is very fitting given that this year marked Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service.
Birth Undisturbed has been featured in the Daily Mail, Yahoo, The Sun, Aesthetica and BJP Portrait of Humanity; and exhibited in London, USA, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur and Lagos Nigeria.
Come And See The Exclusive Unveiling Of A Brand New Artwork!
The Fashion Of Birth: Two Bodies Of Work Collide In One Photographer will bring both sides of the artist to London, Miss Aniela and Natalie Lennard and for those attending on the opening night there will be the reveal of a brand new artwork for the Birth Undisturbed Series.
When: Wednesday 13th July 2022; from 18:00 to 22:00
Where: S&P Gallery, 58 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QT
All ticket proceeds are donated directly to Childbirth Choices Matter; a charity helping to strengthen the rights of women and birthing people to choose the circumstances in which they give birth to their babies, including place of birth and midwifery-led continuity of carer.
Featured Artwork: Natalie Lennard - Royal Blood