Nailphilia Exhibition curated by and Ryan Lanji This week I was invited to the press view of   Nailphilia , London’s ...

Nailphilia Exhibition curated by and Ryan Lanji

This week I was invited to the press view of  Nailphilia, London’s first ever nail art exhibition.

The coveted show for anyone with a passion for nail art showcases the dazzling talents and mind blowing techniques of London’s top Nail technicians, through installation, film, photography and books.

Most recently nail art has taken the beauty world by storm.  Each month a new technique and design is on the service menu at our favourite salons.  Nailphilia demonstrates how Fashion and Art have combined to create art work on the smallest of canvases!

Alongside artists, Nailphilia boasts an established mix of nail technicians including Marian Newman, Sophy Robson, Sam Biddle, Mike Pocock, Megumi Mizuno, Antony Buckley, Jenny Longworth, Sue Marsh, and Kirsty Meakin with The Illustrated Nail brands such as fashions current nail trend Minx, Cheap Monday’s nail jewelry and NYC’s Laruicci, the creators of the gold claws seen in Beyonce’s new music video ‘Run The World’.

Nail artist Sam Biddle, who has worked in the industry for over ten years and who has tended the nails of countless celebrities, presents ‘Monochrome Roses’ a striking installation created in black and white with a familiar and beautiful red rose design, intended to cast the eye on a journey from nail one to ten. Sam said; “I wanted to show the different elements of nail design within one set, from nail art to acrylic design, growing into jaw dropping fantasy.”

Sam’s other design ‘Tempted’ is a technical masterpiece, where she embeds real snake skin within the nails, combining innovation with traditional nail application. Sam said: "I wanted to make this season’s trend an ultimate accessory".

The Nailphilia exhibition runs until 25th September at’s Execution Room.  It is ultimately an exhibition not to miss!’s
Execution Room
12A Vyner St, London E2 9DG
Until: Sun, 25/09/2011 - 18:00

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