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Adrián Ibáñez Galéria


Omar MENDOZA – Ocelote-refugio (2021)
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cms

Omar Mendoza, builds a new world from a symbolic relation. He takes the piano or some furniture as an
iconical image to propose new worlds full of vegetation that appears and grows immersed in magical realism:
associations and symbols, metaphors about the society and structure.

Apteka Sztuki

Agnieszka ZAWISZA – May (2019)
oil on canvas
140 x 110 cm

Agnieszka Zawisza is a painter, visual artist and art teacher. She studied at the Warsaw Art Academy, Department of Painting (1994-2000), obtaining a Master’s degree with honours in the year 2000. She recently obtained a PhD in the field of Fine Arts at the Łódź Art Academy.  Oil painting is her most frequently used medium, but the artist also uses collage and other techniques on paper.

The painting “May” can be recognised as a landscape, but the artist chooses not to refer to it directly. A number of artistic actions on the canvas, where the paint is spilled, poured and applued in many ways, reflects the richnes of nature. The artist used oil colour on canvas in an array of green tones, with some direct reference to the natural world.

Baker Howard Contemporary

Patrick SCHMIDT – Twelve-Dreams (2021)
acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 cm

Patrick Schmidt creates ‘hardedge colour fields’ with a digital sensibility that explores the language of abstraction. Influenced by Op Art, Schmidt was born in the American Midwest where he worked with abstract shapes and forms to confront the world around him. He layers found patterns over one another in order to transform unique imagery into complex universal symbolism. His aggressive use of colour is frenzied and political, while his groovy, ridged patterns challenge our aesthetic prejudices. Optical transparency and mathematical geometry demand focus, yet require distraction at the same time. Schmidt’s work is a balance of harmony and chaos. A mirror of our times, it shows us who we are.

Bel Art

Branka JANKOVIC KNEŽEVIĆ – Joseph Beuys (1980)
ink wash – pencil
50×35 cm

Branka Jankovic Knežević s central topic of interest is the Persona, most commonly an individual who has left a profound impression on her life, as she says, an icon of her and our era, an intimate confession, as well as a generally acknowledged situation of modern civilization.. She approaches the subjects with unrestarined energy and often in a clear course of an even firmer synthesis of the form she founds the very essence of a person , his or her authentic character, temperament and meaning. Her devotion to a particular Persona os not only a search for he physiognomic facade of human form, but a way to to the discovery of  the identity , ours as much as hers, and that of a mankind in general. She  has chosen /dealing with paradigms of our just flown away XX th century like Jean Paul Sartre, Franz Kafka, Pablo Picasso or Joseph Beuys.

Einspach Fine Art & Photography

Zoltán TOMBOR – Light Theraphy (2021)
dibond 
133 x 100 cm 

Huntkastner

Eva KOŤÁTKOVÁ – from the series Conference of Body Parts (2016)
collage
43 x 31cm

Phonton

Dino KUZNIK – Another Era
photography
20 x 16 cm

In the series Shaped by the West, created between
2016 and 2019 on his several solo road trips
through the country, Dino Kužnik (1986, Slovenia)
portrays some of the most iconic symbols of the
American West; the car, the gas station, the road
and the landscape. Conceptually, the series stems
from the artist’s experience of the westernization
of Slovenia during the transition from socialism to
capitalism, after its independence in the 1990s. This
shifting atmosphere led to confusion over what was
archetypally Slovenian, which was, according to the
artist, felt most strongly by the young generation he
was  part of. It was easier to identify with established,
westernized realms, especially in popular
culture. He grew up with American imagery and
values conveyed through television and film, with
the “great American spirit” communicated through
visually established symbols of the “most powerful
country in the world.” These, among other influences,
had a significant impact on his goals and
aspirations as an adult and, more importantly, on
his artistic endeavours.

Quimera

Ana Clara SOLER – Gato IV (2020)
watercolor on paper
70 x 50 cm

“I like the idea of producing art from the purest affirmation, from the expulsion and capture of
a particular and intimate universe that wants to be said and ignores the containment dikes of
taste and fashions, thus founding the space of a personal mythology. Collecting images,
concepts and palettes from everywhere, expanding the limits of one’s own style to the point
of questioning it, while an invisible current unifies everything and organizes it under the
imprint of a dreamy expressionism.
As time went by, the supports and forms in my works varied and mutated, but the source of
inspiration and the world that inspires me remained the same, that of literature, fiction,
rarefied and exuberant nature.” Ana Clara Soler

Valid World

Yamamoto MASAO – KAWA # 1684 (2016)
gelatin silver print + mixed media
23.5 x 16 cm

Várfok Gallery

Máté ORR – Fight that is not really a fight (2021)
oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 110 cm

Máté Orr (b. 1985, Veszprém) graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts’ Painting Department in 2011, which was immediately followed by his artistic debut in a series of Hungarian solo and group exhibitions. Orr’s paintings have been shown in several art fairs and exhibitions internationally, including Monaco, South-Korea, China, Germany, Slovakia, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Contrasts of the grotesque and harmonious, real and symbolic, naturalistically detailed and simplified are all to be found within his paintings. His scenes, emanating from a dark, homogenic background, have elements which reflect and draw upon paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, the hybrid characters of Hieronymus Bosch and the works of 20th. Century French Surrealists. Máté Orr has been a member of the permanent artist circle of the Várfok Gallery since 2019.

Whiteconcepts

Julia VEGH – Organic pink crystal (2020)
collage
34 x 22 cm

Following the philosophy of l’art pour l’art, the painting’s existence is justified by its own aesthetic beauty and is independent of any social conventions. The inner world is built from a dream world. By that the element of randomness appears, as well as the human body, the subjective inner relationship with nature and the importance of its closeness. In Julia Vegh’s works one can encounter visual motifs of space and non-space as well as the sacred and the profane, in contrasting conceptual pairs.

Zorzini

Dan MACIUCA – The dream Island (2018)
oil on canvas
70x70cm