Press Release: May 19, 2015
Selected works by former prisoners
in the heart of London’s Law District
Introducing Julio Cesar and Louie McManus - two former prisoners who learned their trade serving five and eleven year prison sentences in some of Britain's most notorious jails.
The exhibited paintings portray a range of feelings, internal conflicts, emotions and desires; all of which were experienced through incarceration.
Now free, and challenging convention, Julio Cesar and Louie McManus are testament to the fact that art is a viable means of rehabilitation.
“It wasn't until I'd reached the depths of despair that art entered my life and gave me the salvation I needed.” Julio Cesar
“An artist not afraid to share his inner most thoughts, feelings and emotions.” - Dean Stalham, ‘Made Corrections’
“You can see from his work what a creative and resourceful individual Julio is, and also how, despite limited, cramped circumstances, a dedicated, resilient person can find a means to creating great art.” Beck Nickolls 'Artistscribbles'
The Award winning artists would like to invite you along to their first major exhibition: An event that “celebrates true freedom of expression.”
Exhibition will be opening on Thursday 11th June from 6pm-10pm
Running till July 5th
Open daily from 9am-8pm
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