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Tiziana and Nicoline Shake Up the London Art Scene


SEEN is very intrigued to hear that Tiziana des Pallieres, founder of new creative agency Artizians, is to present the first European solo exhibition of young photographic talent Nicoline Aagesen, who is represented by Artizians.


‘Uncensored’ is a collection of fly-on-the-wall photos that take a peek into the glossy lives of fashion-forward globetrotting Millenials. A female Generation Z incarnation of Larry Clark, whose seminal photos of partying teenagers inspired the 90’s sleeper hit ‘Kids’, Nicoline Aagesen uses her experience as a model to take control behind the lens. Nicoline’s images turn the tables on the male gaze by putting her friends in front of the lens and playing out her philosophy of “my camera, my rules”.

Her images have a candy-coloured palette reminiscent of David la Chapelle, mixed with the in-control sexiness of Ellen von Unwerth’s ouevre. Nicoline’s ‘Uncensored’ portfolio of candid pop shots featuring her friends and young models are a kind of 2000’s version of the late Corinne Day’s iconic ‘3rd Summer of Love’ editorial for The Face magazine in 1990.


Nicoline’s post-feminist girl-on-girl imagery is at the forefront of the new age of the female gaze, where photographic collectives such as #girlgaze and Supermodel Adwoa Aboah’s campaign Gurls Talk, address real issues faced by Millenials and Post-Millenials. Nicoline herself was at the helm of a #freethenipple exhibition at the XXX gallery in Hong Kong.


In an interview with Metal Magazine Nicoline commented: “A model I was shooting had just one million too many things too say, and I ended up saying “My Camera, My Rules!” and that was it. I love to capture people’s personalities, or the feeling I give them when I’m shooting.”

Tiziana des Pallieres and Nicoline Aagesen are part of a movement of globe-trotting creative provocateurs, who are wresting back control of the female image from often misogynistic male photographers such as Terry Richardson.


Nicoline’s star is in the ascendant as a photographer, and in her short but increasingly stellar career, she has already been featured by iD, C-Heads and Metal Magazine. She shoots with a Canon 550D, Fujifilm instax 210 Instant Film Camera & Fujifilm instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera, and also has a love of the lost art of Polaroid for its ability to capture fleeting moments.

Tiziana and Nicoline met in Hong Kong in 2016, where the curator commissioned the dancer/model turned photographer to shoot an art exhibition she curated at Art Basel. Tiziana’s event and the resulting shots by Nicoline injected a young LA vibe into the Hong Kong art scene. Fast-forward to 2017 and the duo are collaborating again on ‘Uncensored’ in London.


Tiziana founded Artizians in 2016 as a kind of artistic collective for the Instagram generation, born out of a desire to merge her passion of collecting contemporary art with discovering a new generation of artists and photographers.

Artizians’ upcoming exhibitions include an exhibition of 3 young European artists in Beijing and LA in early 2018. Born in Hungary, Tiziana rebelled against her upbringing within a constricting regime by studying International relations and moving to Monaco for University, before spending time in LA. Now she’s set her sights on shaking up the London art scene. SEEN can hardly wait.

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?