Lorenzo Belenguer
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Lorenzo Belenguer is an arts writer, an artist and an arts manager. Having founded the Rogues Gallery, an artists’ group which exhibited in vacant shops, he then went on to successfully run the Gallery at Willesden Green for six years.

Lorenzo, as an artist, transforms metal objects into sculptures that evolve from the visual rhetoric of Minimalism and double as ‘canvases’. Belenguer is like a hunter who trawls the city for found objects, sometimes sourced as locally as the back garden of the studios' church. This use of found objects can also be seen metaphorically in his series of drawings based on fashion adverts. Within this series he finds and focuses on the individual within those fashion adverts. These drawings were selected for a group show at the Tate Modern in May 2010.

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Lorenzo has been involved in numerous arts projects, with funding from the Arts Council, Awards for All, Heritage Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund with many projects recommended by the BBC, The Guardian and Timeout magazine to their viewer and readership as part of their exhibitions must sees for London.

Belenguer created TESTIMONIES in response to London residents looking to have a more active role in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and aims to empower conversation about this historic event, to compare with the 1948 Olympic Games and provide a legacy. TESTIMONIES records Londoners’ personal stories and expectations about the 1948 Olympic Games and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more information please visit the website:

http://www.LondonersTestimonies.com

Entries by Lorenzo Belenguer

Xerxes: Handel's Baroque Opera With a Minimalist Presentation

(0) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (16:46)

In 1985, Nicholas Hytner, current director of London's National Theatre, presented a very imaginative version of Handel's Xerxes. His minimalist approach to a Baroque opera became a pivotal moment on how Handel was...

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Urban Sketchers at Covent Garden (and How to Become One)

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2014 | (15:54)

Urban sketchers and the small black notebook became inseparable since artists such as Picasso and van Gogh and writers such as Hemingway started using them in Paris at the beginning of the last century. A notebook is a battery that stores ideas and feelings, releasing its energy over time. Unfortunately,...

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Present Iranian Art at Debut Contemporary

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2014 | (00:52)

Debut Contemporary, an Art Gallery based in Notting Hill, is always keen to invite artists from outside Europe. Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar, a multitalented Renaissance artist from Iran, is a clear example to the gallery's aim. His works portray a different Iran than the one been seen...

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Glyndebourne: A Countryside Operatic Experience (Sheep Included)

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2014 | (14:52)

Glyndebourne is to opera what Glastonbury is to pop music. A summer festival that becomes an opportunity to experience the best in the classical music arena and to have a good time while having a picnic. The appreciation of the sheep is optional.

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Five Artists at Debut Contemporary in Notting Hill

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2014 | (11:28)

Architects, graphic designers, textile designers, playwriters, illustrators, they all have something in common: they are all cosmopolitan visionaries. Debut Contemporary selects its artists with substance, with an edge, articulate and at the same time accessible. Every time you enter the space in Notting Hill, you immerse yourself in...

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Buy An Original Damien Hirst Painting for Just £1

(0) Comments | Posted 15 July 2014 | (02:08)

Twenty years ago, you could have bought an original Damien Hirst painting for just £1 now worth a fortune. He and Angus Fairhurst dressed as clowns and produced the first spin paintings at the fete. A Fete Worse than Death, was an anarchic swipe at the notion of...

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Carne Griffiths at Debut Contemporary: A New Romantic

(0) Comments | Posted 18 June 2014 | (11:19)

Carne Griffiths is a Romantic with a capital R. His unorthodox use of materials such as tea, alcohol and ink creates a language that talks directly to the heart. Layers and layers of pure beauty remind us of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Their zest for life, abundant detail, intense...

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Antonio Pozo: One of the Top Artists at the Art Fair in Chelsea

(0) Comments | Posted 9 June 2014 | (19:08)

The Untitled Artists Fair took place in Chelsea in the Old Town Hall in Kings Road last May. An exciting selection of 170 artists under one roof responds to the current trend of allowing collectors and art lovers to directly talk to the artist and to benefit from...

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Top Four Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2014 | (12:36)

Gardening, caravans and country walks reflect key elements of British culture because of a passionate love of nature. And it is at its most fashionable at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, CFS, opening on the 20th of May. A catwalk of colour and creativity, the brightest new ideas,...

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Tahnee Lonsdale at Debut Contemporary

(0) Comments | Posted 15 May 2014 | (11:02)

Tahnee Lonsdale is a painter with a fearless approach to colour. They tell stories of life with its ups and downs, of success, but ultimately they are about the fragility that makes us humans. A search unravels in each painting. They become an invite to witness a piece...

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Thebans: Opera Premier of Sophocles' Three Tragedies. An Instant Classic.

(0) Comments | Posted 5 May 2014 | (22:04)

Thebans is based on the three Theban plays by Sophocles - Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, which chronicle the cursed life of the mythical monarch Oedipus and his daughter Antigone. The three plays are reworked as three acts, and retold in non-chronological order, focusing on the death...

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An Irish Play About the First World War Opens at the National Theatre

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2014 | (17:53)

A new production, The Silver Tassie, written by Sean O'Casey in 1928 about the Irish involvement in the First World War and the abrupt interruption that caused in the local communities opens at the National Theatre. It is one of those gems that still drags on an initial...

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Debut Contemporary Third Anniversary Extravaganza

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2014 | (12:30)

Debut Contemporary has become the Arts Hub and Meeting Point in Notting Hill in just three years since its existence. It is a place where you can practise yoga, play chess with gloves, wear a bespoke-made mask, have an Art-inspired dinner and attend a constant array of eclectic...

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Ernesto Canovas: A Mixed Media View of the US in the 60s

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2014 | (16:54)

Ernesto Canovas solo show, titled An American Trilogy, which opens at the Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair, London, on the 30th of April, presents us with mixed media canvases of one of the most exciting times in American history: the 60's. However, Canovas appropriates images that belongs to the...

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Should an Artist Make Money?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2014 | (17:35)

Money is the dirty word in the Art World. Damien Hirst is constantly being criticised for making too much money. He has sold out as many people would say. However, no artist is being criticised for making too little or virtually zero. A lawyer is expected to get...

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How Do You Portray a Blow Job in Opera?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (15:57)

Apparently with lots of humming. Powder Her Face is an opera composed by Thomas Ades, with a libretto by Philip Hensher, based on the infamous Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll and the scandal her sexual exploits and subsequent divorce in the 1960s. Polaroids of the Duchess in...

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Newcomer to Art Scene Brings Joys of Spring to Battersea

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2014 | (15:23)

Think of Art in South London and Battersea instantly comes to mind, which is why Caiger
Contemporary Art
is excited to be holding its first ever Showcase exhibition at Battersea's The Gallery on the Corner which opens on the 25th ending on the 31st of March.

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The Three Most Distinctive Art Fairs in London Today

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2014 | (16:06)

Art Fairs are mushrooming in the Arts scene as a convenient, although not ideal, way of seeing and acquiring works. Over 150 galleries and 1000's of artworks can be seen in one place in one afternoon. Despite the fact that, as Alan Cristea the director of the Alan...

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East Versus West in the London Arts Scene

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2014 | (10:15)

There was a moment in the 90s that Cork Street was dead, Jay Jopling opened a gallery in Hoxton Square and many of the best galleries were in Vyner Street. Then David Risley moved to Copenhagen, Whitecube closed down its Eastend headquarters, Modern Art moved to Fitzrovia, and many other...

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Manuel Espinosa: The Future Was Painted in 1968

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2014 | (11:33)

Just recovering from painful times, uncertain about the future and with a clear understanding that a new Socio-economical system need to be created to avoid making the same mistake? No, I am not talking about the current times, I am describing how the World felt after the Second World War...

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