COVID MASTERPIECES 5
11 October - 10 November 2021
opening 11 October at 11 pm
Nathalie De Corte
Hye Yeon Shin
KITTI GEBLER, HUNGARY
She graduated in art in 1993 from the prestigious Moholy-Nagy University
of Art and Design, where she studied textile and fashion design, and in
1997 she obtained a master's degree there. She later turned to interior
design and earned a master’s degree.
She began to feel that the applied genre gave relatively little space for
maneuver to the individual’s manifestations, so eventually leaving the
world of design behind, She began to take the practice of painting more
seriously a few years ago. For her, the narrative of self-expression
manifested itself in painting.
Kitti studied painting technique, professional and theoretical studies in the
studio of Csaba Kis Róka, an internationally renowned painter.
Since 2020, She has participated in many Hungarian and international
exhibitions, festivals and art markets.
At the heart of her painting program is people. It reflects on social and
sociological differences, environmental and cultural phenomena.
At first, She dissected the factors influencing the development of
personality, the system of socialization and human interactions. She
sought to pinpoint the factors affecting the psyche, which resulted in
expressive figurative painting solutions.
HYE YEON SHIN, SOUTH KOREA
Hye Yeon Shin was born on the 11th of June in 1981 in Seoul, South Korea. She
received her BFA and MA from Ewha Womans University, and also the bachelor’s
Psychology. She holds an MFA from the University of Manitoba.
Hye Yeon has exhibited 3 selected solo exhibitions in Korea, and about 30 group
exhibitions there; her art works were on display in the gallery collection of Korea. Hye Yeon is a
visual artist exploring the relationships between people and cities, and her core research interests
include gentrification and redevelopment of residential areas around the world and the emotions it
evokes. She addresses the contents of philosophical and conceptual thoughts that originated from her
experiences and memories through sculpture and installation work. Her private exploration of living
in a cosmopolitan community as a thorough individual is evident through her use of abandoned
objects in her improvisatory works.
NATHALIE DE CORTE, BELGIUM
She decided to work on larger scaled canvasses and to include her body movement in her paintings who are close to lyrical abstraction. The inspiration for her paintings emerge from the realm of plants and flowers.
"Plants bend, flex, and seek out the most favorable position for survival. They tilt their foliage towards the sun and, when it rains, adjust to take in the exact amount of water - not too much, not too little. Though the essence of a plant remains the same, its physical shape is always adapting, fashioning itself into an ever-changing constellation, and so does my painting : my lines, like cursive writing, wrap around on themselves, returning to their origins, hiding only to emerge again in blossoms."
Nathalie De Corte is a Belgian artist whose works have been exhibited nationally, as well as in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. She compares her pictorial research to automatic writing. De Corte incorporates her own series of ideograms into her pieces, sometimes they are legible, other times they disappear in favor of solid surfaces which produces moments of absence, fullness, and suspension. She paints using acrylics, gouache, and tempera on canvas, wood, or paper.
TJAŠA IRIS, SLOVENIA/MALAYSIA
b. in Slovenia in 1968. She works with both photography and painting, depicting vibrant and saturated images of flowers, gardens and vegetation. Iris’ primary focus is investigating the expressive abilities and nuances of colour. The last 12 years she mostly spent living/creating/ traveling and exhibiting in South East Asia: Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia.
In 2020-2021 she got stranded in Koh Phangan Island in Thailand, due to Covid , where she created a series of artworks called: AMAN (which means peaceful in Sanskrit) SEA GARDENS. The series is very vibrant, but also peaceful at the same time.