LONDON, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- There was a buzz of excitement as the great and the beautiful descended upon Westbourne Grove to celebrate the launch exhibition of international artist Leto Lama. Guests travelled from as far as the USA, Greece and Hong Kong to attend the highly anticipated launch and to be among the first to acquire some special pieces. Leto Lama's supporters include art collectors and VIPs from UBS, Credit Suisse, the shipping and super yacht world, global entertainment brands and tech and gaming entrepreneurs.
Leto Lama grew up immersed in the art and poetry of her family, passionately painting since the age of just 5 years old. Her artistic heritage is impressive and has been a strong influence on Leto and is apparent in her work. Leto has Greek, Hungarian and Tibetan heritage and is the daughter of painter Eva Persaki and granddaughter of Hungarian French sculptor László Szabó. Her grandmother, cubist and abstract painter Gianna Persaki (student of Fernand Léger and André Lhote), was the life companion of renowned Greek poet Miltos Sachtouris.
Leto uses oil on canvas, applying colours layer by layer to achieve the desirable outcome as well as embracing the impasto technique. Her work is focused on abstract creations arising from geometry and composition simplification as well as forms & figures. The colours vary and her inspiration is drawn from dreams, stories, life experiences, relationships and emotions using the canvas and differing techniques as a form of creation and a way to express her thoughts and ideas.
A strong artistic family, coupled with her Asian origins has granted her with a unique style inspired by both Western and Eastern influence. Leto's figuratively abstract style entices and excites with a depth of creativity welcomed by the supporters and critics. This initial exhibition is a near sell-out and is regarded as an unprecedented success. Leto Lama is definitely an artist to watch in 2017.
About Leto Lama
Leto Lama is a Greek-Tibetan artist based in Kensington and Chelsea. She comes from a family established in European art history and is delighted to continue her family heritage launch her own works this December in London. Leto is always keen to meet with editors and art enthusiast and welcomes any approach. Her exhibition will travel to different locations in 2017 and will evolve and develop with its journey. A few remaining pieces will be available for viewing at Debut Contemporary Gallery on Westbourne Grove until the end of December 2016. Pieces currently sell at £3,000 - £8,000.
About Debut Contemporary
Debut Contemporary recently won the prestigious b.Club 100 Industry award, being selected as one of the UK's top 10 most influential, visionary and pioneering businesses in art and design, competing alongside the likes of TATE, V&A, the Fine Art Society and Turner Prize winners and nominees. Debut acts as an art incubator with the mission to enable and assist artists to turn their practice into a viable business and have a successful long-term career. Debut also equips artists with the business know‐how, including how best to negotiate legal contracts with galleries and agents and how to approach their career more strategically.
About Leto Lama's guests and collectors
Event attendees and purchasers of Leto Lama art include: property developers Johnny Ronan and Andrew De Candole, property tycoon and Santander's landlord Glenn Maud, Israeli Canadian businessman and cofounder of Pokerstars Mark Scheinberg, Tech entrepreneur Jamie True, executives from the European Hedge Fund world as well from Credit Suisse, Societe General, UBS, JP Morgan, Nomura, the shipping and super yacht sector such as Glenn Rogers, Greek shipping heir of Nomikos family Tassos Papantoniou, global entertainment brands and the Victoria Secret Angel Michaela Kocianova who was accompanied by business man Arran Yentob.
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