martedì 21 settembre 2010

"I am who I am" by Infantellina Contemporary Berlin

25 september - 30 oktober 2010

25 september - 30 october 2010

" I am who I am "
Exceptional event for I-C : for first time only not-italian artists will expone.
Jeff Chies (Brazil)
Domino (Germany)
Hilary J. England (U.S.A.)
Josef Karl (Germany)
Anita Keckeis (Austria)
Jiinaun Kim -alias Sinn(South-Korea)
Andras Markos (Rumania)
Hans Peter Schmidt (Germany)
Ivor Sias (South-Africa)

Vernissage (by invitation only) 25 september starting 6 p.m.

Infantellina Contemporary Berlin has great pleasure inviting you to our next exhibition titled ”I am who Iam” from the 25th September till the 30th October 2010, situated in the heart of the city near the historically well known Gendarmenmarkt.

This event will for the first time in the history of Infantellina Contemporary be presenting international non-Italian artists. Each artist will introduce the guests to his or her work explaining their modus operandi. The realm within which an artist creates or develops his or her work of art extend beyond the geographical boundaries whether coming from Brazil, U.S.A. Rumania, Germany, Korea, Lichtenstein or South Africa.
The participating artists are:

JEFF CHIES. Jeff is a painter and photographer from Brazil who has exhibited in his native country and internationally with great acclaim in Argentina, U.S.A., the United Kingdom and in Europe. He is greatly inspired by great past masters such as Henri Matisse.

DOMINO: An artist appreciated internationally for many years for her unconventional works combining irony, a profound philosophical content with a lightness in the use of her chosen evocative elements with the intention of making the impossible tangible.

HILLARY J ENGLAND an American artist representing American impressionism using everyday imagery which go beyond tonal paintings laying bare the intimate with evocative light rich in association with a real sense of honesty and sincerity.

JOSEF KARL we could compare to Oliviero Toscani with his personal selection of interpretations and choice of subject matter. His choice of protagonists are extreme representations of a society divided by perversions and everyday banality placed in paradoxical unimaginable situations. Hidden worlds emerge showing their dark and secret sides which are at the most of times highly disturbing.

ANITA KECKEIS is a refined designer from Austria who since years have created exquisite objects of desire that adorn the necks that are almost always vulnerably exposed. These works are precious objects of art that seem like evanescent butterflies that clothe, adorn and taunt in invitational softness.

JIINAUN KIM (alias Sinn) collects, wages a battle, and embraces the contradictions of her native Korea in her big size steel pieces. With her small, tiny body revealing an unexpected strength, she scratches and digs fantastic figures out of huge steel plates infusing them with imagery reflective of our frenetic twenty first century, rendering their interpretation redolent of her traditional cultural background, marrying this with those of western culture.

ANDRAS MARKOS from Rumania explores what it means “making art today” combining his excellent professional and classical experience, leaving the viewer to freely interact, enrich or critique the works in question proposing an evolutionary interpretation of casual choice of materials derived from suspending the emotional, involving collective participation.

HANS PETER SCHMIDT, a success product from the well-known (HdK, Hochschule der Künste) or Fine Art Faculty of the University of Berlin and co-founder of a well- established design company, since years producing huge canvas paintings with images of supreme lightness and transparency or dense, desired and disturbing passions based in solid certainty and confidence, leaving with their direct freshness traces of a counter position of the intimate.

IVOR SIAS a South African born artist gathers in his work his diverse cultural background experiences and impressions. A global artist, a nomad with restless journeys undertaken he has collected a treasury of associations which reflect his highly personal style and whereby the viewer is drawn into or provoked to get closer to levels of scenes mentally or perceived through the various layers represented on his canvas scenarios.