Work by 8 international artists: Stanislao di Giugno, Tilo Kaiser, Flavio de Marco, David Micheaud, Simone Pellegrini, Federico Pietrella, Soichiro Shimizu, Alessandra Spranzi. The artists reject familiar objects and recognisable environments in exchange for supernatural spaces drawn from a different world, time and reality.
John Jones is in the midst of installing an exciting new exhibition of work by eight international artists. The collection has been curated by Art Consultant and long-time John Jones client Charlotte Artus, and presents the beginning of a fairytale. Viewers are invited to be transported by the images into fantastical landscapes free from the boundaries of everyday life. The artists reject familiar objects and recognisable environments in exchange for supernatural spaces drawn from a different world, time and reality. Through this collection we are able to create our own personal fairytale, finishing a story that the artwork begins. Selected images on display are presented to the finest Museum Standards in John Jones frames.
Stanislao di Giugno - Stanislao di Giugno works in sculpture, painting, collage, and installation in order to put his own conceptual spin on modern observations. In this exhibition, paintings of dilapidated architecture discovered in Sardinia are displayed alongside abstract paintings that suggest space and the universe.
Tilo Kaiser - A London based, German artist who works primarily with doodles, papers and collage to create narrative canvases which comment on popular culture and consumerism.
Flavio de Marco - Flavio's artistic practice is centred on the dilemma of how to paint a landscape today, in the digital age. In his series on paper, Flavio has worked plein-air to create landscapes resonant with the common language of computers and internet browser windows.
David Micheaud – David is a contemporary painter from St. Alban’s. His painting ‘Smoke Detector’ presents a new world which is at once familiar, mundane, remote and unsettling, whilst the ‘Fog Series’ blurs the line between reality and illusion in a white, blank world.
Simone Pellegrini – This Italian artist intends to create artwork which embodies organic energy that we can feel and sense but not see. For the artist, this is the layer of life between heaven and earth.
Federico Pietrella - Federico’s paintings mark the passage of time. In the series ‘Date Stamp Paintings’, the artist creates work using a traditional date stamp turned to the date on which he is working, together they mark the passage of his own life.
Soichiro Shimizu - Soichiro’s work is a unique fusion of action and meditation, nature and artifice. The artist draws from Japanese, American and European painting traditions to create original artwork that embraces art history but also transcends it.
Alessandra Spranzi - Our acknowledgement of the world often stops once we have recognised and understood our environment. In the series ‘Cose che Accadono (Things That Happen)’, Alessandra creates vignettes that skew these automatic perceptions, and challenge our thought processes.
A private view of this collection will take place at John Jones on Wednesday 7th March 6-8:30pm, with the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine, meet the artists, the curator and the John Jones team. To attend, please RSVP to email@example.com
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