MOUTH and Foot Painting (MFPA) artist Keith Jansz is taking part in the inaugural Bloomsbury Art Fair in London from 14-16 July, where he will be exhibiting some of his new paintings of scenes from London life, as well as helping to support several spinal injury charities.
The Fair, which also includes works by Banksy and Damien Hirst, will take place at London House in Mecklenburgh Square and will provide the opportunity for collectors and first time buyers to acquire some exceptional works of art, with prices ranging from £100.00 to £100,000.
Tickets start from £10 and all proceeds will be donated to a coalition of four injury charities: Motivation, the Parachute Regiment Charity, the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust and the Spinal Injuries Association.
Keith, who paints with his mouth following a car crash in 1995, was asked to participate by David Constantine, the founder of ‘Motivation’, an international disability charity which Keith has fundraised for in the past.
Keith has held numerous solo exhibitions in the UK, as well as exhibiting with fellow MFPA artists in Madrid, Lisbon, Shanghai, Atlanta and Vienna.
In 2009 he had his first solo exhibition in Venice, a city that he visits annually and which gives him great inspiration.
“I love painting urban landscapes, particularly London where I was born and brought up, as I like capturing the excitement and colour of people moving amongst the buildings and open spaces.
“I’m truly delighted to be taking part in such as worthwhile event as the Bloomsbury Art Fair and amongst such distinguished company.”
The Fair will be opened by Frank Gardner, the BBC Security Correspondent who suffered a spinal injury in 2005 after being shot while on assignment in Saudi Arabia.
Keith’s paintings will be located in the Great Hall (map and details on Keith’s website: www.keithjansz.com ).
About the Bloomsbury Art Fair
The Bloomsbury Art Fair is a three-day charitable event taking place in Goodenough College, London House, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB. The opening times are:
Wednesday 13 July Press & Buyers Preview- guest list only
Thursday 14 July 12pm-5pm Private & Late Night View- 5- 9.30pm
Friday 15 July 12pm-5pm Late Night View 5 – 8pm
Saturday 16 July 10am-5pm
Tickets for the fair start at £10.00 and are on sale at www.bloomsburyartfair.com
About the MFPA
MFPA (www.mfpa.co.uk) artists are a talented group of artists who, for various reasons – accidents, illness or being born with a disability – use their mouths or feet to create original works of art which they then sell to support themselves. It is not a charity – it is run by and for the members to allow them to become independent and self-sufficient through their own talents.
The organisation was set up in 1957 by Erich Stegmann in Liechtenstein, and is now a global organisation with around 30 artists around the UK.
One of its most famous members is Allison Lapper whose sculpture by Marc Quinn adorned the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2005.