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Trisori designs and produces jewellery with a view to combining some Italian chic with a London ‘edge’.
At the heart of Trisori are two resourceful and multi-cultural Italians based in London who have nurtured their creativity to craft strong statement pieces inspired by feminine elegance and playfulness.
Our collections are handmade by Italian artisans using high quality semi-precious gemstones which are set in gold-plated designs. Trisori’s uniqueness is apparent in our bold, contemporary and stylish collections which focus on complementing our Clients’ personal style and inner sparkle.

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Trisori is a jewellery brand that combines original Italian style with a touch of "London chic". Founded by a cosmopolitan pair of Italians residing in London, Trisori have developed a flawless ability to create strong statement pieces which retain a sense of elegance and playful femininity. Using high quality semi-precious stones set in gold plated designs, Trisori's handmade pieces are bold, contemporary and stylish. Trisori are unique; they make an effort to truly understand the way in which a woman creates her own personal style and design their jewellery line to compliment just that.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Corroded Surfaces

Similar to the world of fashion, the art world is huge.  As a result it can be hard to know where to look for less mainstream works and something affordable. Friends just who just went to the Affordable Art Fair, didn’t find it very affordable...
Hidden away at the end of Portobello road past the fly over is Graffik Gallery – home to urban street art creations.  Having been popularised by Banksy, street art has evolved from works like his which pop up in public places. A lot of it originally stems from graffiti artists and taggers, many of whom go on to develop their own personal and characterising styles. But for this reason street artists have got a bad name which is why Graffik collaborated with Grafik Warfare to put on the Corroded Surfaces show – using old bits and pieces and turning them into works of art to give a ‘green’ message.
Some of the pieces are truly beautiful, not a word you would associate with street art necessarily – Fauna Graphic uses nails and bolts in the feathers on the wings in her show piece for a 3D effect which really lifts the painting.
Another favourite on display is the Dog Lisa in the style of the Mona Lisa but with a dog’s head which is an example of the twists and quirks which is common in urban art, giving it a provocative edge. Dotmaster’s Selfish is also thought provoking with an iconic yellow Selfridges bag stuffed full of empty bottles and the brand name changed to Selfish.co.uk

Some these artists are regulars at the gallery when it’s not in its spray painted form (although I’m hoping the skeletons stay on the wall afterwards) like Funky Red Dog so even if you don’t catch the exhibition, then there’s some great pieces to buy. It’s very fluid - with works continually being sold, their spot is soon filled by another masterpiece.

The exhibitions are worth making the effort to go to – with live graffiti sprayers doing their thing in the garden and the artists milling around, you can her first hand where they get their inspiration from.
Graffik Gallery, 284 Portobello Rd

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