Matthias Verginer is an Italian sculptor born in Bressanone. His sculptures, apparently only funny and ironic, do not just entertain and charm us, they also invite us to reflect on the mechanisms with which we perceive reality.
Exhibition september-october 2015
Vally Nomidou is a greek artist who creates delicate life-size sculptures of women and girls using paper and cardboard. The internal frames are composed by a grid of cardboard to give support to the structure, while the outer “skin” layer is constructed from newspaper, paper towels, handmade paper, and other materials that have been cut, sewn, glued, and otherwise manipulated for a realistic rendering of her subjects.
Claire Fontana lives in Carrara, Italy, but was born in France. She studied sculpting and painting for 6 years at the Arts Décoratifs. From 1995 to 1998, she ended with a sculpting formation at the Beaux Arts academy of Carrara in Italy. In her sculptures Claire Fontana uses different materials (glass and bronze) and the result is an amazing work of art, stunning instants fixed in time.
Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata is internationally known for his mixed media art. His works show us ordinary sceneries but what is really stunning is the combination of a 2d world with a 3D one represented by sculptures in front of his paintings. He says that it all started from when he wondered “I could bring the atmosphere or dynamism of my paintings with a more different way if I place sculptures in front of paintings”. And he was right, it seems to be in a movie where a special light gives his work of art a unique touch.
Christiane Löhr is a German artist who lives and works in Köln, Germany and Prato, Italy. In her hands nature becomes art.
Her installations come out from the assembly of seeds of different plants, buds, stems, stalks or interweaving the hair of a horse. The raw material, found by chance during a walk, collected and stored by the artist, become poetic artworks. Without the help of glues or chemicals, but only thanks to incredible patience Christiane Löhr creates sculptures that invite to meditation, creating a silent dialogue with nature. Huge serenity is what these wondering pieces of art give.
Exhibition september-october 2015
Bilyk Nazar was born in Lviv in 1979, Ukraine. He graduated from Kyiv National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture. In 2005 he became a member of National Union of Artists of Ukraine and a master of sculpture.The main theme of his works is the man interacting with nature.One of his most known works is “Rain”, an amazing sculpture made of bronze and glass. It is dedicated to the inner dialogue of a man with himself; it expresses interrogation of a man in search of senses, unanswered lifetime questions. That’s why the man is holding his head up. As Bilyk says: “The raindrop is a symbol of the dialogue which connects a man with a whole diversity of life forms. “
And the same meaning has another stunning work which represents a woman encased in a block of ice .
Almost each Bilyk’s sculpture is autobiographical and some of Bilyk’s works have been shown at the Peysazhna Alley (Landscape Alley) at the Kiev Fashion Park. Opened in May 2011, the sculpture park includes 17 artworks created exclusively by modern Ukrainian artists.
Javier Marín studied at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City where he presently lives and works. He has developed a solid career as a visual artist , holding over 90 solo exhibitions and more than 200 collective shows all over the world.His first exhibitions showed paintings and graphical art. At the beginning of his sculptural work he exclusively used clay; later on he developed pieces in bronze and in last years he has gone beyond traditional methods, experimenting and innovating with polyester resin combined with organic materials, such as amaranto seeds, tobacco, soil or dried meat fibers.
During the years Javier Marín has created an increasing number of larger pieces in public spaces.
Corpus Terra october-november 2015
UK sculptor Robin Wight creates scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. As he says, everything started years ago when, while trying out his new camera, he took the picture in the woods at the bottom of his garden. It was only later when looking at the results that he spotted a figure in the tree . It was obviously a trick of the light coming through the trees. What else could it be?
Whatever it was, it captured Robin Wight’s imagination and inspired his enchanting and dynamic fairy sculptures that seem to dance in or struggle against the wind. They involve the creation of a robust steel skeleton that is then wrapped in progressively smaller gauges of wire. As his signature, Wight also buries a stone “heart” at each fairy’s core, sometimes engraving these hearts with messages.
The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire.
Valeria Nascimento comes from Brazil. Her artworks are the expression of her affection for natural forms that inspire her delicate, whisper-thin, white ceramics. Each piece is made from dozens or hundreds of hand-formed ceramic shapes which are combined into small or large, wall-spanning works.