Group Exhibition on View
15th May - 15th June 2021
ADAM STARR, USA / AIGERIM BEKTAYEVA, KAZAKHSTAN / AKGÜN TOKATLI, TURKEY / ANA MARIA GUTA, ROMANIA / CHAO LI, GERMANY / HAKAN KAMASIK, CANADA / EKATERINA ADELSKAYA, UK / ELENA TERESHKOVA, RUSSIA / EVGENIA MAKAROVA, RUSSIA / JUDITH CHRISTINE RIEMER, GERMANY / KATERINA TSEBRO, UKRAIN / KOHLBEN VODDEN, UK / LADA AZARH, RUSSIA / LUIZ CAMPOY, BRAZIL / MAGDALENA BUKOWSKA, POLAND / MARIA COLESTIS, CANADA / MARIE SEVILA O, SOUTH KOREA / MARIONA CLAVÉ, SPAIN / NATALIA SCHÄFER, GERMANY / NESS RUBEY, AUSTRIA / NICK METZ, USA / PETRA JAENICKE, GERMANY / RACHEL JONES, UK / SAMANTHA SADIK, AUSTRALIA / SUPER POP BOY, GERMANY / VASSILIS VASSILIADES, CYPRUS
so many words to say and no ways to say them
The work Adam produces comes from a pure and vulnerable place. He is deeply inspired by the music he listens to and the movements that come out of this.
Regarding his paintings, he utilizes calligraphy pens and oil paint during this process. His process would be considered "stream of consciousness" or "jazz painting".
He incorporates the emotions he is feeling during the time of creation using the emotional aspect of color and the rigidness of the black calligraphy pen. The themes surrounding his paintings include connection, spirituality, and love.
Regarding Adam's photos, each one is similar to a painting, as colors compliment the chosen manipulated subject. Formulated with a dreamy atmosphere these photos produce an awe-inspiring nostalgia for the viewer.
The mystic nature of Adam’s style moves the audience to feel its strength, providing a window into the heart of its creator.
These crafted pieces carry a moral and spiritual dimension standing for simplicity and connection.
I am, Aigerim Bektayeva, was born in the south of Kazakhstan. I started painting as a teenager. Today, painting is my life’s work. The manner of painting ranges from classical, academic to rather free, which is close to the impressionist and very similar to it: Monet, Sisley and Morisot-esque. I tried and used canvas and oil, acrylic, decorative stones, metal.
As for the genres, these are mainly portraits, still life and landscapes, abstraction. Each picture is a reflection of me, one of my hypostases.
What inspires my art? 2 factors: external and internal. I stand in front of the easel, concentrate, create a dominant, try to feel the soul. The result is inspiration, a sense of strength, flight.
My workflow: Workflow is a way of thinking, a way of life for me. Events, inwardness, emotions and thoughts spill out into many hours of being near the easel and help to limn, create paintings
I'm developing my academic and artistic projects with using visual medias in the intersection of art and design.
I had solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions. I am using photography, interactive media, acrylic painting and writing to sketch and produce my thoughts.
Design thinking and design practice helps me in this process.
Proto-Personas series is one of output of this approach. A proto-persona is the assumptive description of the user with behaviours, needs and goals. Also Jung defines the persona "a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual" In this work i draw monochrome portraits to express the "proto" and used outer interventions in portraits to search the proto-persona concept in classic art.
As an artist I seek to explore more about the nature of Universe, consciousness, divinity , life journey and energy around and inside us. I admit that our universe is crossed by invisible flows and currents which are found and influence the artworks of each artist. I am mesmerized about the subtle things, which are not things, thoughts, emotions or sensations, the nature of our reality and our interpretations of it due to many labels that impose different perceptions, behaviours and ways of being.
I have developed my painting technique following the lines of abstract suggestion. It is required that the viewer comes with the contemplation, feeling and interpretation. I usually prefer using acrylics on canvas as a medium and material. The green color is present almost in every painting because, for me, it is about life force, rebirth, aliveness and finding my inner self. Art is something divine, it is love, peace, stillness, balance, harmony, joyfulness, it makes me whole and a much more spiritual being. The focus of my work is the colors, shapes and structures, which I want to integrate in a certain harmony in order not to imitate, dictate, compare, repeat, model or compensate.
My paintings speaks not only for me, but for people who are in a deep process of transformation and who are seeking to find life again.
In the past few years, my work has not only considered the impact of the rapid development of the information and data age on our lives, but also the impact of urbanization on interpersonal relationships. I asked how art can intervene in the real world. Research and creation create a more precise experience for the public.
In terms of creative methods, I use chemical materials to develop explosive devices, which produce effects left after accidental explosions on the screen; different degrees of natural texture formed by burning pearl cotton. Gypsum, cement, turpentine, and water are mixed and dried to cause spontaneous cracking. Desizing and demoulding restore the real human body action state. Barbed wire press grid. The lines balance the ruins and the normal space, and the golden section principle is used to make the picture feel more harmonious... These experimental creation methods are all through the study of materials, the full imagination of the picture feel, and the practice through hands. My creative service.
The taste in form comes from inner feelings, breaking the shackles of traditional three-dimensional space concepts, absorbing the open characteristics of modern paintings, fusing the texture effects of materials with the shaping expressions of paintings, blending abstraction and concreteness, illusion and reality, symbolizing And metaphors, through the rich painting language, reflect modern characteristics, and unify tradition and modernity in the works.
The artworks generally create body and body references in the case of human figures. His artworks reflect a language of expression dominated by an internal expression, with autobiographical fiction and fictional conversations based on the body.
Independent brush movements on the figure, portrait, body images are described with a colorful style. In my artworks, firstly set the harmony of the model related to the subject, and then it was placed in the theme by drawing live. Patterns are a pioneering sketch for my paintings and exit in terms of road watching. The paints that are applied as a change of style in some works, including the portrait and body language and the traces left on the skin, are the purpose of conveying the emotional effect to the audience. The fragmented, abstracted, and distorted body can be seen in my pictures in color and style. The forms that change again and again change our perspective with the nurturing of the soul to create new inspiration and impressions. In this context, it is important to follow the importance of the figure in his art and to know where and in what sense of time.
My research revolves around the themes of materiality, destruction and transformation. Focusing on non-traditional methods of art-making, such as burning, melting or dissolving, I explore materials’ "potentiality" and their physical properties.
I often combine organic mediums (handmade pigments, watercolour, clay) with modern industrial materials (polyester fabrics). The unique mixture of organic and synthetic components emphasises the relationship between environment and technology, natural and man-made.
In the series of paintings "Letting Go" (2020/21), for example, I experiment with bronze pigment oxidation and dissolution using my own technique with a range of salts.
Whether it’s holes in fabric or white dots of unpainted paper, I invite the viewer to experience both the image and its own disintegration, life and decay, remembering and forgetting. Transformation of matter is part of our existence, it’s life itself. — We adapt, thrive and decay in a constant.