Group Exhibition on View
20th January - 20th February 2022
We are pleased to announce that the “THE WAY” Online Group Exhibition opens on January,20 2022, exhibiting the work of 20 artists.
WHEN YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS,
THE THINGS YOU LOOK AT CHANGE.
Exhibition link : AlbeArtgallery.com/theway
AGNES SHEIKH / ACQUAETTA WILLIAMS / ANASTASIYA KROKHMAL/ BROLY SU/ FABIO GIORGIANNI / FRANCESCA BRIVIO / GIOVANNI GRECO / JASON ENGELBART / JORDANA RAE GASSNER / JOSEPHINE FLORENS/ KATARINA CHYRVA / KRISTINE NARVIDA / KSENIIA ANTIPINA / LOUISE HAPTON / MANON RAMAN / MATHILDE LÂM / MATINA VOSSOU / SONIA BUKHGALTER / TONI BARBOSA/ SUNNY J
Acrylic paints and passementerie for the swing.
Acrylic paints and acrylic inks on canvas + collage for the swing (acrylic skin).
Acrylic paints and acrylic inks on canvas + collage for the swing (paper 180gm + acrylics).
20 x 20” 50.8x50.8cm
Acrylic paints and acrylic inks on canvas + collage for the swing (paper 180gsm + acrylics).
Since April 2020, a swing has appeared in my work, lonely, visible or almost invisible, still or in motion. It symbolises this period we are living in, where the future remains uncertain. I use acrylics and I have 2 series going on. In both of them, the swing is always glued on the canvas as the final touch. My series “Resilience” allows me to relate to Nature and spiritual thoughts. The swing, considered as a self-portrait, acts as a form of meditation and a catharsis, releasing negative emotions, leading to the restoration and renewal of feelings. Using only acrylics, I love playing with paints and inks, their opacity and transparency and the different consistencies that I create. With this series, I can paint what I am fascinated with, fields, clouds, calm waters… My second series “Papa”, is directly related to my father, 93, leaving in a retired home in France. Life has changed dramatically for him since the pandemic. The impact of the lockdown-almost a year- is terrible...He used to be very active…Now, he sits front of his window, looking at the birds, the wind, the clouds, the colors of the sky. I like to think that he dreams. Therefore this series celebrates the ability for the mind to dream, soothing the pain of this loneliness. The swing represents my father finding Sanctuary in within his reverie. Empty rooms accentuate the confinement while windows highlight the power of mentally escaping the reality…
acrylic and vinyl, 24” x 24”
acrylic, paper and vinyl,
24” x 36”
acrylic, pastels and vinyl,
24” x 24”
acrylic, paper and vinyl,
24” x 24”
24” x 24”
Why Do I create Art?
To remind people of their humanity. Throughout my journey creating art, I have worked in a variety of mediums: glass, paper, canvas and wood. The materials are of a diverse nature, they are the surfaces as well as depths of renderings: forms, lines and shapes. There are also the stories that emerge from these environments: stories about identity, love, compassion, anger, sensitivity and of being human. My art has been an assemblage of re-purposed materials, as in my series titled Deconstruction Memories were I utilize roller skates, pocket watches, camera lenses and clarinets to create fragmented compositions of expressive lyrical movement. Explosions of saturated energy overpower the rigid stability of a rectangular space, establishing bold and shifting perspectives that constantly offer more to be discovered. I approach my canvas like that of a worn plaster wall. Layers of papers of repeatedly glued announcements that are torn and weathered from sun, wind and rain, peeling away — exposed. This is where I start my art process. This wall is obscured and hidden from the viewer. I find it to be mysterious. I see in it the richness and colors of the Faceless. It speaks to me. My collage paintings are made of diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines. Moon-shaped eclipses rotate counter-clockwise, woven together with worn, scribbled messages that keep the eye constantly moving. The reflective energy of vinyl plays to the illusion of shapeshifting through the tiniest of light; it moves and flickers refusing to settle down. The vinyl pulls the canvas away from the wall at the same time drawing the viewer in. Suspiciously lurking in the shadows is paper — exploding in volume, texture and form. Its repetitive nature adds dimension and distinctive details; it complements my geometrical sense of balance. It offers a juxtaposition between meditative and aggressive, a bridge between brittleness and fluidity. Faceless Melodies embody the street musician, the religious frantic and the homeless. Their voices echo emotional agitation and sensitivity, often through music. Balanced, repetitive curves reveal more physical form, gritty texture, and sharp bold color, while speaking to us with compassion and love. Who is orchestrating this music? “I am homeless.” Layered surfaces unzip and gently peel away, revealing the spiritual transformation — the heart and determination of individuals who have become invisible.