New Artist: Sara-Jane Szikora

From Friday (14 March), The Gallery is proud to welcome the return of Sarah Jane Szikora and her ‘sweet-shop style’ art back to Nottingham.

Sarah-Jane is a partially sighted leading artist who’s quirky and niche work depicts imaginary worlds and outrageously exaggerated figures – in this case, enormously fat, rather benign-looking characters with tiny heads.

Sarah-Jane has been compared to the late great painter Beryl Cook, but her characters are more concerned with food – cream cakes, battenbergs, sugar mice and her iconic gingerbread men, who frequently feature in her compositions.

Sarah is a leading niche artist hugely recognisable for her quirky and humorous take on the human condition and everyday life.

I have known Sarah for many years, and her detail is incredible – however, it’s her humorous and sometimes sarcastic take on everything around us that I find most satisfying. I challenge even the sternest individual not to break into a smile when viewing her paintings.

She has a huge following and has been eagerly anticipated by the city’s art lovers so I’m really excited to be able to show her work in my gallery.

Szikora’s work has been displayed in galleries across the UK and overseas as well as in major London shows – and reproduced as limited edition prints, sculpture, Royal Worcester ceramic ware and much more.

Take a look at the Szikora’s work below and if you would like any further information or see close up images of the works if you can’t make it in gallery then please do not hesitate to contact myself or Daniel at the Gallery.

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“Taking the Waters”
Original Artwork: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: W: 42″ H: 60″
Price: £5,500 Available on Own Art, spread the payment over 10 or 12 or 18 months (Interest free)

This particular piece is a snapshot of a natural bathing house in Szikora’s fathers native Hungary that she likes to visit whenever she’s in Budapest.

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“Tutti Frutti”
Original Artwork: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: W: 42″ H: 52″
Price: £4,500 Available on Own Art, spread the payment over 10, 12 or 18 months (Interest free)

Szikora’s life long dream is to one day open her very own Ice-Cream Parlour. This particular piece of work is how the artist envisages her own parlour would look right down to the black and white tiles and ice cream cone lighting ornaments.

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“Damien’s Dress”
Signed Limited Edition: Giclee Print (Artists Proof Edition of 5)
Dimensions: W: 24″ H: 24″
Price: £395 or spread the payment over 10 installments, just £39.50 a month

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“Blushin Dolls”
Signed Limited Edition: Giclee Print (Edition of 5)
Dimensions: W: 18″ H: 13″
Price: £295 or spread the payment over 10 installments, just £29.50 a month

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