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Salon Art Bizarre

Salon Art Bizarre

International Contemporary Art Fair 

5 - 11 December 2010

La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 4UY


HRH Prince Michael of Kent Visit - Salon Art Bizarre 2010


Clarinet - Oleg Lapidus. Mozart Symphony 40.

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UNIQUE Art Gallery
24th June – 26th July 2010
Walera Martynchik,  Pianocrasher,  Zina Bercovici,  Olga Yukhtina-Georghegan,
Tamara Jovandic-Everson,  Sue Weston, Igor Panchenko,  Sergei Inkatov, 
Philip Firsov, Keith Krzywicki,  Sonya Radan,  Iulia Filipovscaia,  Mandii Pope, Lucy Freud




Charity Art Evening

Wednesday 21st July   7pm - 10pm

Charity Art Auction and Live Entertainment

Jazz Clarinet and Dr Mimirobics Show by Oleg Lapidus

One off exclusive art show of 150 paintings, sculptures, prints, monoprints and photographs by 15 international artists from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Russia, Kazakhstan, Abkhazia, Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina took place in June - July 2010 at Unique Art Gallery, 595 King’s Road, SW6.
Organised by Salon Art Bizarre in association with Unique Art Gallery the show brought together creative talent from around the globe.
It caters for variety of tastes and demonstrates eclectic mix of styles, contemporary art techniques, media and subject matter.  Emerging talent goes hand in hand with established artists, whose works can be found in private art collections in Europe and overseas.
One of the highlights of the show is Russian Underground art by London painter from Belarus Walera Martynchik.  His bright and colourful contemporary iconography is charged with energy and it reflects Complexity through simple and eternal spiritual values and saint-like poses of his amazing Madonnas.  Martynchik display is the centre point of exposition.  It boasts 28 of his art works – paintings and ceramic stoneware sculptures.
SUMMER CONTEMPORARY has its own surprises in stock.  Acoustic Graffiti Arts by Pianocrasher (Oleg Lapidus and Eugenie Absalom) and Oleg’s brand new art work - Text Image of Dasha Astafieva, made out of the actual text of his personal correspondence with Ukranian pop singer, super model and Playboy’s 55th Anniversary Playmate Dasha Astafieva (January 2009) is an interesting addition to the conceptual aspect of the art show.

Unparalleled oil technique of Russian portrait painter Olga Yukhtina-Georghehan and dynamic brushstrokes of Sergei Inkatov from Tallinn are shining through the three floor art display.
Estonian artist of Azerbaijanian origin Sergei Inkatov created a new language of plastic expression that is so personal and singular that it is unmistakable.  Striking bold brushwork, vivid, sensual colours, universal shapes and perfect composition make his art immediately recognisable.  Eastern cultural roots stamp his work with mystery in the eyes of a European.  His painting is conditioned by a festive philosophy of life.  All his art works represent a colourful, romantic legend in which one finds the sun, the sea, the passion, love and joy of living.
Abstract monoprints by Lucy Freud (great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud the Psychoanalyst and the third child of Lucian Freud and Katherine McAdam) are full of creative spirit and unique vision of reality.  “The Cambodia series of monoprints that I made were inspired by my recent travels around Thailand and Cambodia.  I tried to incorporate the freedom that I felt together with all that I had experienced: my encounters with the elephants, my stay in a monastery with the monks and my experience of meditation, the beauty of the orchids, the scenery with its mountains and waterfalls, the peacefulness of rafting down the rivers.  I wanted to incorporate all this together with the finale of my travels, my time spent in Cambodia, Siem Reap and being so inspired at Angkor, touching on another world, another time.”
Originality of Igor Panchenko’s (Abkhazia) creative method is well presented in three of his art works at SUMMER CONTEMPORARY:  Painting For The Bedroom, Annabel Lee (oil on canvas) and Vase (acrylic, rocks on canvas).
Fine Art Photographer from Canada Sue Weston totally amazes visitors with extra rich, velvety colours and razor sharp edges of her photographs, producing a type of fusion between photography and painting.  Her limited edition photographs are printed on museum quality 100% cotton canvas, utilizing archival aqueous pigments.  Each canvas is then coated with UV, water and abrasion protection which guarantees generations of colour accuracy and preservation.  

Exclusive rich style of Romanian artist Zina Bercovici (Haifa) draws a lot of well deserved attention from SUMMER CONTEMPORARY visitors.  Zina is using a variety of painting techniques. Her speciality is big layers of fabric that gives her opportunity to express her restless feelings and ideas.  Her creations reflect spontaneity, puzzlement and imaginary spaces.  She creates from within inspired by her optimistic soul and her paintings radiate talent and affection.  Oil painting “One Sun For All Religions” is the artist’s hymn to the Sun, humanity and peace.

Young British artist with Russian roots Philip Firsov is represented by three of his oil paintings and three sculptures, Artemis being the most original of his art works in the show.  This Constructivist midget woman made out of spark plugs and chains aspires to be a perplexing modern day Terminator that is shooting an invisible bow.  “Like Vrubel's hoax painting of a podgy Bogatyr, ridiculing Vasnetsov's Romantic painting "The Three Bogatyris,” I am spoofing Russian classicism by classically emulating Titian's Diana and Actaeon and the Mosaics at Piazza Armerinain Sicily that depicts athletic Roman girls.”  Artemis is covered in blue pigment likewise ironically spoofing, because of its obsessively intricate construction, the use of pigment in the minimalist work of Anish Kapoor.

SUMMER CONTEMPORARY Fulham Art Fair also includes Mandii Pope – Kiwi pop artist living in London; abstract painter Keith Krzywicki who’s ecological art series is full of bright amazingcolours and optimistic interpretation of the Environment theme;  Elena Henshaw – Oxford based Russian artist.  Her beautifully framed Tutti Frutti still lifes are appealing to lots of visitors; artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina – Tamara Jovandic-Everson with her peculiar female Nudes and Sonya Radan with her stylised romantic oils.  Sonya Radan work was shortlisted for the recentAnnya Sand Eastern Prize at the Russian Eastern and Oriental Fine Art Fair in Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair.

SUMMER CONTEMPORARY art show is open every day 11am – 7pm, Sundays – by appointment.
Charity Art Evening - Wedneday 21st July  7pm - 10pm

Closing art sale is on 24th – 26th July 2010.
Unique Art Gallery, 595 King’s Road, Fulham, SW6 2EL
For more information and images, please, contact Eugenie Absalom   Images
E-mail:  Tel: 020 73700464   Mob: 07940 452228


Salon Art Bizarre

New International Contemporary Art Fair

Salon Art Bizarre

will launch at La Galleria Pall Mall, The Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1

5th - 11th December 2010

The Salon Art Bizarre speciality is

unconventional, peculiar and non conformist approach to art creation.

Art Bizarre Prize is waiting for its Winner.  Be Bizarre!

Oleg Lapidus Music Lessons


 Oleg Lapidus Music Lessons

       Webcam Music Lessons 

Private Music Classes in Central London

               Camden Studio, WC1H               

     Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute 

      (English, Russian and Hebrew Languages)

"How to Laugh on Clarinet" Video Lesson by Oleg Lapidus





"Laughing Clarinet" video lesson by Oleg Lapidus


"Hello, I am Oleg Lapidus. Welcome to my video clarinet lessons. Today I will show you how to "laugh" on clarinet or how to make a laughing effect (plays). It is mainly used in Jewish dance music, called Klezmer .... " - starts his Laughing Clarinet lesson Oleg Lapidus.

Professional musician multi-instrumentalist, playing Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute, Oleg Lapidus generously shares his expert knowledge of various music techniques with students at his central London studio in Camden, WC1H as well as online at his webcam music lessons.

Having lived in Kazakhstan, Israel, Russia and the UK, Oleg Lapidus speaks English, Russian and Hebrew. So his students have a number of languages to choose from for their music study as well as music instruments.       

Born in Almaty, the capital city of the Soviet Kazakhstan, Oleg Lapidus started to play piano at the age of 11 and later decided to learn clarinet. He was accepted to Almaty Musical College (classical clarinet) and upon graduation - to Almaty State Pedagogical University (classical piano, vocal, conducting and teaching) and Almaty State Conservatoire (classical clarinet). After successfully graduating both of them with Masters Degree in Music he immigrated to Israel.

In Israel Oleg studied Jazz in
Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music (Jazz Piano – Nahum Perferkovich and Jazz Sax – Boris Gammer). He played with different Dixieland, Jazz and Jewish wedding bands and he taught clarinet and piano at Jerusalem School of Music.
He also had numerous appearances on TV in programme “7:40” as a musician, singer and an actor.

In 2006-08 Oleg Lapidus took part in Klezmer and Jazz festivals in Moscow (
Dona-Fest, Yiddish-Fest), Klezfest in St. Petersburg and Klezfest in London, Covent Garden Jazz Festival. He became a student and follower of such key figures of Klezmer as David Krakauer, Merlin Shepherd, Frank London and Michael Alpert.

Now back in London Oleg Lapidus plays Gypsy Jazz in
Quequmbar, Greek music with Greek function band ZOI, Klezmer with different Klezmer bands and solo with his backing tracks in clubs, hotels, live music bars and restaurants across England alongside teaching music.

"So, how you do laughing? First of all you have to learn how to bend a note or in other words - how to make a glissando down. Let’s split this technique into two simple exercises. (plays)" - continues his Laughing Clarinet Oleg Lapidus. Students of all levels from beginner to advanced are welcome to his music studio. One can master all the tricks of Klezmer clarinet at Oleg's lessons and spice up his folk, Klezmer and Jazz performance with the laughing effect as well start from scratch to play piano, saxophone or flute.

More about music lessons with Oleg Lapidus on:               


 Location map of Oleg Lapidus music studio in central London, Camden, WC1H

New Dimension: Fashion and Landmarks Photography


Neil Lawson-Baker's

photographic exhibition launch

"New Dimension: Fashion and Landmarks"

celebrating Neil's new series "Reflections of London" and London Fashion Week.

The Burlington Club, 12 New Burlington Street, Mayfair, W1S 3BF

Tuesday, 5th February    6:30pm till 8:30pm

Show dates: 6th February - 3rd March 2008

A Director of The Arts Club, Mayfair and Chairman of the Chichester Art Trust

Neil Lawson-Baker is internationally known Sculptor, Painter and Photographer.

Dance with the Best


Paul Killick's Dancesport

World Champion in Latin and Ballroom Dance and the most expensive dance teacher in the world Paul Killick's show and charity raffle in aid of

Children's Fire and Burn Trust

Chelsea Old Town Hall, 3rd May 2006

Stay in Fashion


Russian Glam Hits London Fashion Scene

In ten years Nata Rikami, whose trade name means "lace" in Italian, has become creme de la creme of Russian Houte Couture and developed her unique style, using the romance of lace and a feminine cut to flatter your silhouette. 

Russian seamstresses work on Nata Rikami's exclusive embroidery formula and her glamorous collection has now arrived in London.



Jazzy Fashion Cabaret

London Jazz Queen Holly Penfield and the Russian Designers

Tatiana Henderson-Stewart, Nikolai Matousevich and Irina Dobbs

@ Cafe Royal, where Fashion meets Jazz...

summer 2005



Magazine Launch

From Russia with Love! Magazine

The first totally bi-lingual English-Russian magazine in the UK -  FRWL!

was launched in RIA-Novosti, London

May 2005