Group On-Line Exhibition:

"GREEN.GREEN WORLD"

 

emerging and mid-career artists 

1 - 30 January 2022

opening 1 January at 11 pm

ARTISTS:

Sukhada Das

Despoina Papandreou

Manuela Viera-Gallo

Roxane Revon

Marina Potanina

DESPOINA PAPANDREOU, GREECE

She studied Ceramic and Pottery from 1994 to 1997 to Public art school of OAED of

Thessaloniki and at the same time she took private lessons of free drawing and painting

from a painter. This was the trigger to open a window for her and start wondering into

the art world.

After her graduation of the Ceramic and Pottery school she worked for a year next to a

famous ceramist of Greece. Then she started her own ceramic workshop which she had on for 3 years.

In 2000 she had to take on the family business and she became a Travel agent.

For some years she had to take a break from ceramics and painting, but

her main job as a travel agent helped her see many places around the world and be

inspired.

She paint with her imagination. She loves painting strange and different objects, sometimes

even funny one's. What characterizes her work is definitely the vivid colors.

She enjoys also making sculptures, using new materials and techniques.

She wants her artworks to give joy to those who see them.

She hope you like her work and enjoy it.

Exhibitions: In 2021 she exhibited in ATHENS OPEN ART and her works are in

PERMANENTE EXHIBITION BENSUSAN HAN in THESSALONIKI GREECE.

SUKHADA DAS, INDIA

Born in 1980, in the Industrial Capital of India, Mumbai; Sukhada has grown up

with the work culture, beauty, hassle and the toxicity that comes with it.

Spending 40 years in this city has impacted her and changed her character in

many ways. Inherited artistic skills from her forefathers intuited her to see

herself as an artist and 7 years of bachelor and masters in Fine Art at J. J. school

of art molded her into one. She tends to express her emotions and attitudes

through her semi figurative paintings and sculptures. Botanical drawings and

lyricism in nature attract her. Although she has a taste for gouache, she also

likes to experiment with non-traditional mediums.

Last two years of pandemic brought a huge shift in her outlook. Her love for

nature resurfaced during this time and took a pleasant form on her canvases.

Sight of glorious water lilies in a remote destination inspired her to develop a

new style. Lotus mainly representing a flower of rebirth and water lilies being

the flower of love and hope; seeing them in painting rejuvenates the viewer in

this gloomy and grey atmosphere. The bright shades of pink, blue, violet and

yellow freshens the saturated mind.

MANUELA VIERA-GALLO, CHILE/U.S.A.

( b.1977 Rome ITALY), Chilean artist living in Brooklyn NY

"For the last two decades I have been preoccupied with visual narratives that are shaped through a distinctively feminie voice often trying to understand  the correlation between instincts, reality and morality. I explore topics ranging from social instability, the American dream, domestic violence to surveillance and the rhetoric of belonging. 

The protagonist of a woman keeps appearing in my series of paintings that I have been developing over the course of my career. She is characterized as someone who has a multitude of voices: the one who protests, the silenced one, the misrepresented, stuck in the family constellation, the sensual and the one who has to mask behind many shields. 

I believe that my work fits into the New Surrealist aesthetics because I express intuitive and femenine realms in my paintings often including themes containing sexual tensions, mysteries or games. I have portrayed in my work stylized protests of nude women against the mechanisms of patriarchy that are pressing more and more towards us. For me the answer is often to render the unfamiliar and the ambiguous in bold colors offering fragments of stories to the viewer which are enigmatic and intimate at the same time.
 

The paintings that I have been developing the last couple of years often generate poetic, even humorous works while at the same time centering around the female body commenting on the struggle of everyday life as well as the constant fight for social and personal freedoms. In the selection of work I have submitted you can see the uncanny imagery of my imagination where I explore the human figure often depicting dismembered or distorted bodies. 

When I paint in front of the canvas I try to demolish rational thought. Even though I step into a world of fantasy I still try to touch upon collective concerns such as the protest movement of women, motherhood, body shaming and emotional violence. You notice in my paintings the motif of the mask where I investigate how an individual changes their personality to conform to social pressure, abuse or harassment.  I depict desire through mysterious encounters between humans and animals including very bold and bright colors. Often the canvases are infused with eroticism blending with ambiguity of fragmented forms. In my work I try to reveal the fraught sexual and psychological forces which are hidden just beneath the surface of reality."

She have been showing internationally, having Solo Show: Core Club, New York, USA (2020) Aninat Gallery , Santiago Chile ( 2019) Public Sector Art Basel, Miami USA (2017), Volta Art Fair (2016),    Y Gallery, New York. USA(2015),SP-ART FAIR , SAO PABLO, Brazil ( 2014) La Central Gallery, Bogota, Colombia (2013), Aninat Gallery, Santiago, Chile (2013), Arteba Fair- Buenos aieres , Argentina (2012) ,PiNTA Fair, New York, USA (2011), Y Gallery, New York. USA (2010), Valenzuela & Klenner Foundation, Bogota, Colombia (2007), Broadway 1602 Gallery, New York, USA (2007), Die Ecke Gallery, Santiago, Chile (2006) ; Rebecca Container Gallery, Genova, Italy (2005); 24/7 Gallery, East End London, UK (2002). Animal Gallery, Santiago, Chile (2002).

Group shows at :Museo del Barrio,Art Museum of the Americas, Elizabeth Foundation, Cultural Center Recoleta  Argentina. 5° Bienal do Mercosul, Portoalegre, Brazil, 10th Biennale of video and media Arts of Chile,Contemporary Art Musuem of Tamaulipas, CIF, Camden England. International Film Festival, Asymmetrick Arts Center, Chelsea Art Museum, East Asia Contemporary Museum or 5th Biennial do Mercosur, CCPLM Moneda Museum, Santiago,Chile, AC Institute NYC,S.E.C.S. LATINIDADES, Brazil, among others. 

Residency at:Unlimited , New York, NY (2016) ,Residency Unlimited , New York, NY (2015) Residency ACE Hotel, New York (2015) Residency CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART FUTURA PROJECT, Prague, Czech Republic (2009) Residency FLACC WORKSHOP AND STUDIO FOR VISUAL ARTISTS, Genk, Belgium (2007)

 Awards:  Selection Public Art Basel, Miami USA (2017)Grand of acquisition,  BIENAL DE LAS FRONTERAS 2014 DIRAC funding, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Chile(2009) Special Mention “Valerio Capponi" for the video RED CARPET, Adriatic Biennale, Italy(2006) Second place: III Biennial of Painting, Temuco, Chile (2000) Reviews Print:  Hyperallergic, Art nexus, T Magazine (New York Times); Arte al Limite; La Panera; El Mercurio; La Tercera; Ultimas Noticias; La Segunda; La Opinión; Paula; Vivienda y Decoración; Deco Art; Cura Magazine, Artforum, etc.

ROXANE REVON, FRANCE/U.S.A.

Roxane Revon is a multi-disciplinary artist. She grew up in France and studied philosophy at La Sorbonne University (MA) before moving to New York where she started her artistic career.

For a decade, she has been working as an award winning theater director, scenographer and teacher (Columbia University, CUNY) while developing multimedia installations and visual arts. Her work interrogates our relationships to the “non human”, and especially plants. In her current PLANTHROPOSCENE installations inspired by anthropologists Philippe Descola and Natasha Myers, Revon stages new scenes and ways to see and seed a plant /people relationship in the here and now.This Fall, she was thrilled to be part of the LMCC Art Center residency on Governors Island. She resides in Manhattan and works both in Europe and the US.

MARINA POTANINA, RUSSIA

"The main subject of research in the works is freedom and a sense of freedom, restrictions and

responsibility associated with freedom.

I was born in the USSR, and this complex feeling of desire for freedom lives with me and it is permanent.

I really like dissent, which I understand as a manifestation of freedom and independence, as well as

some marginality. The origins of art, as well as the nature of the artist, are marginal in nature and there

is a sense of freedom in this. I consider myself a marginal artist and my freedom in art, in the process of

observation and creation.

I graduated from the Faculty of Sociology and Economics, and also studied directing and theater.

Received art education in Russia, Belarus, studied with a teacher from Italy (Rome).

My works always explore the theme of freedom, freedom from opinion, freedom of feeling and at the

same time the state of limitation. Freedom and limitation, and from this state my real freedom grows, a

daring strong, willing to live, from this state my works grow!

In a difficult period of changing the country of residence, restrictions on movement, during the spread of

coronavirus and related prohibitions, curfews in a new country, the impossibility of previous

communications, during a period of restrictions in materials, the inability to work with your favorite

material - clay, important material and similar the character of expressiveness became watercolor and

paper. Watercolors and paper are fragile, transparent, somewhat unpredictable, the possibility of

correction is minimal, therefore these materials perfectly suited the expression of those ideas and

emotional state that I wanted to show in the Green project. Green is fragility and incredible strength

and thoughtlessness.

Green is one of my favorite shades of color and state, it is a state of awakening, germination, rebirth,

and uplift from the bottom. Green is freedom and independence! As if thousands of small sprouts pierce

the body and in a sense, in this case, I merge with nature, and I feel like a part of this life and this world.

I love to work in the style of abstract expressionism and my favorite artists are Cy Twombly, Anatoly

Zverev, Anselm Kiefer. My works are watercolors, modern jewelry, including recycling, modern ceramic

sculpture, interior ceramics and ceramic lamps."