PORTRAITS 25th June – 8th July


27th June – 8th July 2019

Preview: Wednesday 26th June 18:00 – 20:30

The Brick Lane Gallery | 216 Brick Lane | London | E1 6SA

We have a wide variation from Street Art style paintings and Line Sketches to Feminist Photography and Pop Art. Exploring social media, mental health, fame, technology and female empowerment. Our artists are from across the globe and we offer a wealth of opinion and styles in this exhibition.




Rachel Vogeleisen – Rachel developed a photography practice from a young age. She specialises in portraiture. She sees her portraits as a collaboration with her subject telling the best story about themselves. This project celebrates Women over 50 who reinvented themselves.

Exploring their stories along the way, Rachel has produced a series of photographs sure to provide ample inspiration for women of all ages to reach for their dreams.

These empowering portraits of women from all walks of life explore what it truly means to be a woman over fifty in the 21st century and inspire women at every stage of life. New doors are opening and the latest generation of fifty-something women increasingly refuse to conform to outdated ideas of what they ‘should’ be doing.




Ksenia Morozova – Ksenia creates portraits in the style of romantic realism. She uses pastels, pastel pencils, acrylic and oil paints in her artwork. She is fascinated by the mystery of human faces and trying to unlock it in her art. The solution to this mystery is not always on the surface, so the artist uses photographs, video materials, and sometimes meeting with the people she wants to portray in her work.

Ksenia is a self-taught artist from Russia. She was born in 1980 in the town of Borisoglebsk, Voronezh Region. Ksenia has a Master of Laws degree. Her first exhibition was in May 2019, she participated in the ArtRostov art show in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia.




Kos Cos – “There are now 4 billion of us more connected than ever before, directly or indirectly through modern technology and devices. Is this changing how we perceive one another? We’re bombarded by a constant stream of populist images, borrowed opinions and projections of how others would like us to see them. To what extent do we filter out these false portrayals and distil them into homogenous amorphous personalities?”

Kos contemplated for several months how social media was affecting our connection to the world. Questioning whether we are seeing one another through veils of curated representation rather than as individual, unique and faltered human beings. She translated this idea onto canvas in the form of human-shaped objects in a single colour using texture rather than form to represent her subjects. Kos has painted people in a way that requires attention and contemplation to unveil and understand the person beyond what is simply visible on the surface. Kos later decided she would adapt her style to represent her new exploration of identity. Instead of highly-detailed portraits using a vibrant and diverse colour palette, for this collection Kos used softer pastel colours, loose brush and knife strokes to achieve minimal human features and expressions.




Zulf – Zulf’s work consists of realism combined with an urban twist. He creates images that are as realistic as possible using minimal detail.

“The meaning behind my new series Eyes without a face, focusing on mental health awareness and general well being. It also depicts you never know what’s going on in someone’s mind/life. People may look ok from the outside but maybe suffering within. It shows that it’s good to talk and share your issues to help you.”




SS – SS is a 24-year-old Japanese artist. SS’ practice explores the ability to capture a moment in time, the works are light-hearted and emotive. Her larger pieces are derived from smaller sketches.