Thursday, 10 November 2011

Chiharu Shiota

 Chiharu Shiota

Born 1972 in Osaka, Japan.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

"When I dream... I feel the dream as reality. I can't distinguish between dream and reality. When I wake up, I have the feeling I'm still dreaming."

Chiharu Shiota's labyrinthine installations weave a complex web from waking life and fading memories

In performances and installations she is preoccupied with remembrance and oblivion. Earth and water recall the lasting and the fleeting. There is a concern with drifting between the cultures of Asia and Europe as also with a farewell to childhood.

The young Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota deals generously with her dreams. Her installations and performances lead into sleep, night and the self-forgetfulness of the dreaming body. Far from Japan, her loss of orientation and her fear of losing the personal and individual have become the leitmotifs of her art. From them arise theatrical images inviting viewers´ participation.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Francois Robert works from bones "STOP THE VIOLENCE!"


Francois Robert creates iconic shapes, using dozens of real human bones. He spends entire days on his knees, but the results are truly exceptional.

Francois has always been fascinated by skeletons, but it wasn’t until a day, in the mid 1990s, that he came face to face with one. He was at a yard sale, in Michigan, checking out some desks, for his office. He stumbled across three, two of which were empty, and the third, with a complete human skeleton, inside. He took them all to his studio.

In 2007 he decided to turn to the skeleton in his closet. Because its parts were wired together, for educational purposes, the artist decided he needed one that could be broken down into pieces. So he traded his skeleton, for a box filled with 206 real human bones.
Since then, Francois Robert has been spending most of his days, on his knees, arranging even the tiniest bones into the right position, for the perfect shot. His collection is called “Stop the Violence”, and it was inspired by the author’s fear of death. He says “”The bones are something left behind, a form of memory, I try to treat that person on my studio floor with respect.”


Francois Robert'as kuria aikoniskas formas, naudodamas daugybe tikru zmoniu kaulu. Jis praleidzia visa diena ant keliu, bet rezultatas buna tikrai isskirtinis!

Francois visada zavejosi skeletais, bet tai neivyko kol 1990 metu viduryje jis susidure su vienu skeletu akis i aki. Jis buvo lauko ispardavime, Michigane, kur jis ieskojo keleta stalu savo ofisui. Jis susidura tada su vienu, dviem, kurie buvo tusti ir treciu, kuris buvo pilnas zmogaus skeletas. Jis juos visus nusiveze i studija.

2007 metais Robertas nusprende skeletus ideti i spinta nes ju dalys buvo sukungtos vielomis mokymo tikslams. Tada jis nusprende kad jam reikia skeleto kuri lengvai galetu issardyti i atskiras dalis. Tai jis ismaine tuos skeletus i pilnus zmoniu kaulus i deze su 2o6 zmoniu kaulais.
Nuo tada Robertas Francois leido dienas ant keliu, derindamas net maziausius kaulus tam tikrose pozicijose, projekto nuotraukoms padaryti...
Jo kolekcija vadinas "Stop smurtui!", ikvepta autoriaus mirties baimes. 
Jis sako kad kaulai yra kazkas palikto, prisiminimu forma, todel as bandau su tuo zmogumi savo studijoje elgtis pagarbiai...  

Monday, 31 October 2011

Margarita Georgiadis works

 The Parcel, 2009,

"Georgiadis draws on the complexities and contradictions of the landscapes around her and of the people she conjures in paint. Her greatest skill is her ability to access the fragility of the human spirit. In every single work, there is a suggestion of the painfull falliability of humankind and a reminder of the cyclical quality of everlasting time". (Prue Gibson, Australian Art Review, 2010)

 Between Midnight and Dawn, 2009
 The Abduction. 2010

“Margarita Georgiadis is a painter for whom, to paraphrase late American art critic, Harold Rosenberg, the canvas is not merely a picture but also an event.  Her engagement with the process of picture- making, and relationship with her materials, is a physical as much as an aesthetic one.  The bold, gestural brushwork, luscious impasto, raw emotion, and exuberant color that characterize her paintings are an expression of the jubilations of the paint tube.
 With spontaneity and bravura, she explores color and spatial relationships, using various compositional elements that reinforce, oppose, jar, reflect and intensify each other to create a harmonious balance of dynamic tensions.  The accidental and serendipitous can prove crucial to her creative method as invention and innovation.  A multimedia artist, Georgiadis brings the same energy and √©lan to her portraits, figurative imagery, digital photographs and performance works.”
Linda van Nunen, Curator, Sight Specific - September 2004

The Unraveling

Risking Enchantment, 2009

And the last one - Time Past, 2009

Carving in the leaves