Past Exhibition Crisolart New York:
Exposición Individual de la artista Connie Lloveras.
Desde el 11 al 29 de Octubre 2018.
«Figuraciones evocativas de diosas de la fertilidad y totems antiguos están cargadas de ritual e historia y del poder de la Feminidad Divina. Lloveras utiliza señales que pueden ser interpretadas en varios niveles, sin asumir una posición retórica determinada por la artista. Esta puede ser vista como metáfora de un vacío psicológico y espiritual en un mundo donde a menudos es realmente difícil comunicarse con otros. La colocación de las figuras y su relación con otros objetos, texturas y trazos fuerza al espectador a confrontar su propia soledad o sentido de alienación, a la vez que contempla el poder de la espiritualidad desde sus conocimientos ancestrales. Su arte presta atención al mundo que ocupa, especialmente al mundo de la artista.»
San Petersburgo. Barcelona. Juntos.
Desde el 14 de octubre hasta el 5 de octubre 2018.
Crossborder Exhibition. Como parte del programa de exposiciones internacionales y la difusión de los creadores rusos, esta exposición reúne 8 artistas residente en San Peterburgo y miembros de VSK Gallery.
Mercedes Castro Lomas, Will and Alexander Yaya: Three Spanish reasons to love.
To love … who? Or what? The name of the exhibition is so broad that it could embrace everything – art, people, nature, books, delicious food… Three Spanish artists confess their love to life: each one in their own manner.
Take Will Yaya, for instance. This man is always on an intellectual quest. He experiments with materials and techniques, finds inspiration in the works of Matisse, Schiele, and Vermeer. He flexes wire to outline faces and figures. He connects metal cogs to resemble the cells of a living body. Interestingly, in both cases, metal is used to lay the borders of a shape, a silhouette, a shell. Finding the borderline, destroying it, weighing the outside against the inside – this is what Will focuses on.
Light becomes the conductor between the two spaces. Because of the lighting, a two-dimensional wire drawing starts to communicate with the environment. Moving shadows appear on the wall – as though we witness a piece of art give birth to its own echo. Light goes through the semi-transparent sculptures and falls on the onlooker. The artist likens a human to a vessel that can take from the world or give to it. Will seems to understand his own role as a mediator, his own hands a tool that helps communicate the beauty of the Universe to the viewer.
Next to the intellectual worldview of a man is a woman’s emotional perspective.
Our experiences and behaviors have much in common with the behavior of animals. So, Мercedes Castro Lomas paints families of little ducks, cats and fishes: this is her way to talk about themes that concern her deeply – faithfulness, love, and motherhood. Her works resemble a soft carpet: viscous brush strokes, blurry lines, bright, clear colors. This is a true naïve art, looking like a child’s drawing, where the onlooker and nature exist in one world – this must be what pure empathy looks like.
Animals and humans commune again in the works of Alexander Yaya. Only his fishes fly in the sky and sit in the hands of blue-haired girls. They remind you of Pinocchio’s Blue Fairy and the Disney princesses. What is Alexander Yaya’s fairytale about? Perhaps, it is about a magic fish named Inspiration, who is so hard to catch in the stream of everyday bustle? Or about a fleeting moment that stood still? About a dream so fragile that you can’t hold it in your hand? Or is it about a woman that, like a wonderful fish, can grants a man’s wish for harmony?
The artist savors broad planes of clean color, bright combinations, and large shapes. His paintings resemble collages, combining flat and three-dimensional, realistic and abstract, smooth and textured painting. Yet, the compositions remain clear and concise. His works are recognizable; they use the same devices. Such a series might decorate an interior, or be turned into clothing prints, stained-glass windows or jewelry. Yaya works like a designer who shapes the environment around us to make it positive and creative.
The exhibition features three artists – three possibilities hidden inside a human being. They are the ability to perceive the world, the ability to feel the world, and the will to change the world. These are, probably, the three things that make us love life.
Alexandra Konshakova, art critic
Translater: Tatyana Ryazanova