Emanuele de Reggi
100 × 100 × 34 cm
Born in Florence in 1957, Emanuele De Reggi grows up close to his grandfather, the painter Emanuele Cavalli. In high school he attends classical studies. After graduating he sets off on a series of long travels taking him through Central America, the Far East, Australia and India. Stays in New York, Barcelona, Fiji, Australia, Venice, and Bangkok to work and develop his artistic creations everywhere. The artist is the one that never stops the act of observation, he nourish himself with everything at any time and attempts supreme awareness of it within his own artwork.
Presently he lives and works between Bangkok and Pietrasanta, Italy and has his own studios.
Song Fong Gallery
13 x 14 x 30 cm
This is a world full of imagination that allows people to explore freely. The butterfly fish's fins are like flowing water and colorful clouds floating in the air. With the artist's concept and creation, the butterfly fish's dancing movements become a blowing breeze with much freshness, which makes her artworks always so intriguing. The arthropods extending from its belly seem to have such childlike purity. The mandarin and milky white color changes can also be seen on its vigorous silhouettes and lines. These sophisticated patterns surely touch everyone’s hearts. This game-like fish artwork has multiple changes like a breeze that has various styles, which leaves the audience limitless room fo imagination when appreciating at the work.
S.N. Elephantidae Rosae
Daniel Sueiras Fanjul
Oil on Linen
Moral depression underneath exquisite frames
Suits and leather, round-frame glasses, fancy crowns, retro mosaics, Prussian blue, light yellow, light pink… like Anderson, Daniel has an affinity for nostalgia, demonstrated by the old-school serene composure of a hipster seen in their protagonists. Further strengthening the coherence of theme in each work is Daniel’s painstaking effort in collecting old items from bazaars and frames from antique shops, favoring those with a sense of age and grandiose baroque style. Sometimes he works in reverse, allowing the frame to determine composition for a portrait. Each painting is a stage showcasing humor and whimsy, and as we enjoy his body of work, it’s like flipping through a colorful book of fairy tales that encourages us to ponder: in a world dominated by flashy packaging and lofty titles, computer windows and cell phone screens, are we becoming narrower in our never-ending pursuit of sophistication? Are we losing respect for the world and life?
The universe is a gigantic puzzle, in which everything has its place, naturally making its way forward. A single piece in the wrong place, no matter how small, may serve to tear the whole thing down. By telling fables with art, Daniel encourages us to break free from the prejudices and arrogance of human supremacy, finding ways to respect and coexist with nature. Only then will we deserve the title “hominid primates”.
Xevi Solà Serra
Oil on Canvas
113.5 x 162cm
Breaking down stereotypes and creating conflict through contrast
XeviSolà draws stylistic, creative, and thematic inspiration from his unique employment history, having previously worked as a nurse and photographer at a psychological hospital. Jung’s “shadow”, Freud’s id, ego, and superego – all refer to primal desires in human nature divorced from morality. The outwardly docile female form in one of XeviSola’s works might very well be hiding a repressed sinful nature. The absurd personalities he brings to life may in fact reveal truths about human nature, where the strange becomes commonplace and even expected. A strong clashing sense of contrast is also a crucial element that visually strengthens every scene: A macho man and a holy sister. The strong and the weak. The fat and the thin. The jubilant and the despairing. We instinctively sense the theatrical tension that reflects an unseen yet growing blizzard hidden within his characters; the loneliness and sadness that stems from not being understood.
According to Hitchcock, those without the slightest hint and desire to sin will feel inspired to do so after watching his films. Through a subjective lens, Xevi depicts freaks and their strange behavior, summoning the subconscious within to gleefully connect with his characters.
Be Fine Art Gallery
Spray and oil on textile
180 x 120 cm
Painsi’s work bridges the ostensible dichotomy of abstract and figurative painting.
Dialectically, on one side stands the notion of home: geographically a home country, a city, a house and emotional, spiritual: family and love. Alessandro Painsi has left his country and family as early as with 17 to pursue his career as a professional artist and his emotional home within his family and the circle of loved ones was his anchor away from home. At the same time, he mastered through his art what all humans are striving for: finding home in oneself, in one’s own inner universe.
On the other side is the pure abstraction of the geometry of the word and the letters: thick red strokes and thin lines condense almost artery-like to a form of metaphorical etching onto raw cotton, pulsating with live and unfiltered emotion. In HOME there are no letters, only geometrical forms and lines thrown on canvas with speed and adrenaline to convey something that cannot be read, but only felt.
HOME 2.0 is the synthesis of form and emotion.
(by Anne Avramut)
ELSA ART GALLERY
Edtion of 24 + A.P. 1
30.2 x 21.5cm
Chika Osaka: “My wife who has just gotten out of the hot bath was like a something that was boiled, and I wanted to eat it with mayo.”
Chika Osaka, born in 1984, is one of Japan’s most popular emerging lithographers and water color artists. Her exhibitions are always sold out. Her participation at the group show „Kizuna“ in autumn 2013 at Micheko Gallery was her first opportunity to show her works outside of Japan. The Munich audience was taken by Osaka’s subtle humor and the power spreading from her works. Chika Osaka views her art as a declaration of love to the ordinary people who face with dignity the banality and more than often boredom of everyday life. In this manner Chika Osaka creates works rich in detail and full of humor, which pull the viewers into the picture, regardless of their cultural background and nationality.