Zari Gallery is proud to announce the opening of its latest exhibition Triumvirate, a series of paintings from artists Teresa Rubio, Carlos Vivar & Renatta. This is poetic, innovative and eclectic amalgamation of Art from the western and southern hemispheres and will be hosted from Monday 4th June to Friday 15th June 2018.
Teresa Rubio reflects her search for inner silence, a quest for expressing inner experiences of
wonder, peace and joy. It is to be found in her contemplative paintings of power and gentle
beauty. In colour, tone, composition and form her images reveal great artistic skill and aesthetic
pleasure. These silent images speak a language of their own but nevertheless one that can be
Carlos Vivar manages to embody a very strange combination of passion and sweetness, fiction and symbolism, happiness and metaphor. His artwork can be compared to an array of coloured light beams with a mixture of soil and sand melting in a texture full of emotions. Fusions of light, harmony and figurative style provoke mild palpitations. His creations are irresponsibly mature and with a profound taste of enjoyment. Carlos Vivar is different, self-taught, figurative and with a mixed technique that captives and transcends the conventional.
Renatta echoes a multitude of influences and personal journeys. One sees aboriginal themes brought to life through colour and, the re-emergence of pop-art teamed with a strong geometric backbone. Her work is intrusively bold and yet, serenely, depicts love, frustration, euphoria and joy. Specialising in the use of acrylic and pencil one sees a positive future for the artist.
Together, the art work of Rubio, Vivar and Renatta creates a soul-enriching, welcoming and explorative narrative; the works address the struggle of man through his culture, socio-political, spiritual and physical quest for serenity.
With broad brushes of desire and sporadic splatters of paint, shifting paradigms and evoking a myriad of experiences and emotions, Zari Gallery invites you to bear witness to this atmospheric exhibition, Triumvirate.
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Beyond Boundaries: The Journey of Indian Art from Bengal School to contemporary
PRESS NIGHT & PRIVATE VIEWING:
Thursday 10th May, 6pm – 9pm
Le Dame Art Gallery, Meliá White House, 1 Albany Street, London NW1 3UP
Le Dame Art Gallery and Abundant Art Gallery are proud to present Beyond Boundaries: The Journey of Indian Art from Bengal School to contemporary. This is a unique opportunity to experience afresh the flavour of Indian contemporary art and its present trends.
Beyond Boundaries show cases fifteen artists who represent not only the unbroken heritage of Indian art dating back to Mughal miniatures but also how India is responding to more global ideas in the post-modern sense.
Our selection of artists represents the widest possible form of expressions and creativity. They exhibit a vast horizon depicting reimagining of the Bengal school in Mohi Paul’s works to the abstract explorations of inner emotions by Shad Fatima. They showcase an element of sensibility, which is embedded in Indian culture and heritage with the signs of co-travelling with world art at large. Our artists play a variety of media including watercolour wash technique, acrylic and oil. There are traditional Indian motifs, mythical and historical contents as well as articulations of the artists’ inner journeys. It’s like a grand old man with a distinct cultural root stepping out into a new world full of new possibilities and potentials.
Indian Art has travelled a long way since the introduction of western methods by the British in the 19th century. British colonial rule added another important influence on art in India and led to a fusion of styles and techniques. In the early 20th century Indian identity and heritage reasserted itself with the emergence of the Bengal School of Art. With the active encouragement of British art teacher E.B. Havell (1861- 1934) Indian artists in Calcutta adopted traditional Indian ways of painting notably Mughal miniature style or folk styles such as “Kalighat”. They used indigenous techniques such as the wash method. This led to a debate about what Indian art should aim for? Historicity or embrace all international trends to reflect modern thought. Luckily contemporary Indian art has struck a balance between the two and coursed a journey which is much more reflective of India and her current position and context in the world. We see a more confident contemporary art in India today, which is distinctively Indian, yet at the same time embraces elements of global art trends.
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This past March, Executive Director of Barrett Art Center Joanna Frang notified Katherine Filice, one of Artrooms Fair London 2018’s selected artists, as selected for Fun House: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre 2018 exhibition, stating “distinguished jurors, Danijela Purssey and Istvan Banyai, have thoughtfully and carefully selected 75 works from a total of 960 entries from 229 artists“.
Filice’s selected works for the exhibition are Heal and Resigned, both pen and ink on paper and produced in 2017. These works have also been showcased at Artrooms Fair London 2018 this past January.
Fun House 2018 will be open from Saturday the 12th May through Saturday the 23rd June 2018 in the galleries of Barrett Art Center’s historic 1840’s townhouse, located at 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. An opening reception will be held on the 12th May from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jurors’ Prizes will be announced at 5:00 p.m.
Opening Hours are Wed-Fri, 10am-3pm and Sat, 12pm – 3pm during exhibitions.