June 9th – August 3rd 2016
Presented by Guy Hepner & ArtsXDesign
Guy Hepner is please to present Clairvoyance, in collaboration with Artsxdesign, opening on Thursday June 9th. The exhibition sees twelve emerging artists come to together to present a collection of the most trending art, and explore the current fascination of social media, technology and the contemporary artist.
Clairvoyance will be on view at Guy Hepner through the end of June, with unique pieces for sale starting from $5000. Guy Hepner is open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, and via appointment.
Brooklyn based artist Maria Kreyn’s paintings have most recently been featured as a focal point and narrative vehicle in the ABC tv drama The Catch. Maria’s work delves into the inner-most workings of the human condition—it’s passion and isolation. The images gesture at qualities that are eternal, aiming to momentarily pause what Sontag calls ‘that relentless melt of time.’
Ali Elmaci graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Faculty 2010 and has since become a major man in painting. His works The More I Eat The More I Get Hungry II and Shadows Rise When the Weapons are Drawn IV will be available as part of the Clairvoyance exhibition.
Andrea Torres Balaguer’s Moon Ritual is influenced by dreams and surrealism, exploring the relationship between femininity and nature through the symbolism and the dream transcription technique. Inspired by references to psychoanalysis theory and magic realism, her pictures experiment with the conscious-subconscious.
Diddo finds inspiration in examining the space between what we think and what we allow others to think for us. His sculptural work The Cure for Greed, is an attempt to define the border between perception and reality, and the process, which turns image into icon.
Six years into her self-taught career, Lara Zankoul is now an emerging fine arts photographer with an emphasis in the conceptual and surreal style. She spends her time teaching workshops (both in Lebanon, where she is based, and abroad). The Zoo, an edition print will be available as part of the Clairvoyance exhibition.
Laura Makabresku (born in 1987; lives in Krakow). A graduate in Polish Philology from the Pedagogical University in Krakow, Makabresku is a visual artist and photographer. Her photographs are overflown with mystic symbols and the atmosphere of fairy tales as seen in her 2015 work Oculolinctus.
Artist and Composer Mark Kostabi was born in Los Angeles in 1960 to Estonian immigrants. Kostabi moved to New York in 1982, and by 1984 emerged as a leading figure in the East Village art scene where he cultivated a provocative media persona by publishing self-interviews reflecting on the commodification of contemporary art.
Monica Piloni uses figurative shapes to discuss issues such as sexuality/repression and appearance/alienation, creating a new version of characters/objects commonly used in art history or in the advertisement market. Dolls, horses, ballerinas, contortionists and chantilly are drawn from their common places and displaced in antagonistic combinations that multiply the possibilities of new images and reflections.
Ruby Anemic’s body of work is one that may be definitive of the post-modern artistic sensibility. Taking his pick of contemporary cultural references and other ubiquitous objects or phrases, Anemic’s work “speaks for itself,” as he intends it, and simultaneously speaks to a definition of modern-day life in a broader sense. Break the Glass in Case of Emergency is heavily reliant on text and provides a witty look at the way people interact with one another and with their environment.
Synchrodogs is a duo of photographers from Ukraine. Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven find inspiration in nudity and people’s eccentricity, mixing in Western and Ukrainian/Byzantine tradition, with references to folklore and local naive art. Nudity, self-excruciation, human nature, primitivism, symbolism, eccentricity, animalism and intuition are amongst the themes communicated by their two works exhibited in Clairvoyance.
A recurring subject in Tatiane Freitas work is transforming common objects to find a balance between the eternal struggle which we all live; the concept of “Past x Present”, “Old x Young”. My Old New Chair demonstrates her clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in history.
Turkish artist Yonca Karakaş tells the stories of the existing universe in alternative universes, while trying to discuss things in the context of history, religion and psychology. She creates a brand new universe manipulating the viewers’ sense of “reality” through the objects, space, states and characters she uses. Pieces of meat in frames, crosses made of candies, giant lobsters, necklaces of donuts, perfect skins, android and cold characters avoiding eye contact, and cloning.