FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2019
The Carlton Arms Art Project presents OTHER FIELDS
The 37th annual opening celebration of new rooms by international gathering of artists-in-residence from Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Argentina and the US.
Two new rooms will open on Thursday, March 14th from 6 to 9 pm:
Loes van Roozendaal and Dilara Ardic
Unio Mystica’ by Claudio Wichert,
New staircase graffiti by Straker
In addition, two exhibitions will take place in the gallery rooms (3A, 4A, 5A)
“Intimacies’ by Monica Schenini and
‘Mutable Existence’ by Juliet Jane
Live sound by Karl Clinton in room 2B
LOES VAN ROOZENDAAL & DILARA ARDIC 7D
Loes van Roozendaal and Dilara Ardic are a love couple and special artist duo from the Netherlands. Two souls looking through one lens. Because of their equal taste and view on art, there is a dynamic that reinforces and responds to each other’s feelings.
In their cooperation they work with the realistic versus abstraction, looking for unity from two different optics. In the large portrait of room 7D an androgenic personality is brought forward. This became the starting point of the image. The atmosphere was determined by the atmospheric and abstract green tones that represent a spatial natural environment.
CLAUDIO WICHERT – ‘UNIO MISTICA’ (2B)
“We look with our eyes and do not see.” This quote by William Blake, whose portrait will be part of the room that is developed by Claudio Wichert, sums up Wichert’s focus in general: The immaterial, the nonvisible. In all times humans were discovering unconsciousness, building connections between the spiritual and material worlds.
Wichert’s work is about the creation of his own cosmology. Mythology, alchemy and mysticism are some of the items which generate the artists’ work, in which ancient questions about the relation between human beings and the cosmos are coming up:
“In our times it seems more important than ever to think about the understanding of existence, of recognizing the secret language of nature, whether cosmic or earthly. The concept of my room brings it all together, with painting, drawing and installation.”
STRAKER – D FLOOR STAIRCASE NEON GRAFFITI
Drew Straker aka Muralist is a street/graffiti artist from Perth, Australia. He is best known for his neon graffiti style which imitates glowing neon signs. Straker is most likely the first to use this technique in his murals.
The staircase walls at the hotel were craeted in Nov/Dec 2018. Straker left New York straigh for Hong Kong City to create Christmas light display facing the iconic harbour.
JULIET JANE – ‘MUTABLE EXISTENCE’, INSTALLATION IN ROOM 5A
Juliet Jane is a New York City based artist. She works with soft sculptures that are composed of nylon, yarn, and polyester fiber fill. The sculptures are placed in a natural setting or a domestic scene where she then photographs them. The nature of these sculptures is the ability to morph and mold into different forms that are not clearly identifiable, placing the perception of what is actually being seen in the viewer’s eyes.
“My process is very organic in that I never have a shape in mind when I start but rather let it unfold as I go. I enjoy each part equally. The tactility of cutting, stuffing, and stitching to finding the right environment, arranging them there then finally photographing it. I love that they look fleshy and alive but also abstract so that the subconscious can kick in and form its own opinion. They are a bit grotesque and beautiful at the same time which is a combination I love to play with.”
ARTBREAK GALLERY PRESENTS INTIMACIES, EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY MONICA SCHENINI, ROOMS 3A & 4A
Monica Schenini is a psychoanalyst and an artist. She resides and works in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina.
She calls the space where she produces her art “Between Patients”. This defines the way she works; the significance of her art being the result and the echo of what she listens in the intimacy of her therapy sessions.
Life weaves in silence; I feel the threads waving canvasses of strange colors; events I could only sense become closer…
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LIVE SOUND BY KARL CLINTON IN ROOM 2B
Karl Clinton is a founder of Swedish sound collective Tsantsa. He will create sound inspired by the Claudio’s new room and William Blake.