October 15, 2023
Sylvie Auvray, Samuel Boutruche, Taisiia Cherkasova & Stefan Rinck.
“𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘽𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨: 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙁𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮” invites viewers on a captivating journey into the imaginative dimensions of four exceptional contemporary artists. Through their distinct artistic practices, 𝘚𝘺𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘦 𝘈𝘶𝘷𝘳𝘢𝘺, 𝘚𝘢𝘮𝘶𝘦𝘭 𝘉𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘦, 𝘛𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘪𝘢 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘬𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘷𝘢, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘧𝘢𝘯 𝘙𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘬 challenge conventional notions of art, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, and inviting us to question our perceptions of the world around us.
This show is a celebration of artistic diversity and the power of imagination. This unique perspective invites us to question our preconceived notions, embrace the fantastical, and explore the depths of our own realities. Join us as we embark on this captivating journey, where boundaries dissolve, and new possibilities emerge.
Sylvie Auvray, a master of ceramics, brings her vivacity and experimentation to the exhibition. Her sculptures, featuring friendly animals and pudgy characters, initially evoke a sense of sweet nostalgia. However, upon closer inspection, we discover dark eyes, strange wounds, and disturbing metamorphoses. Auvray’s ceramic creations embody the duality of the human condition, where innocence and darkness coexist, challenging our perceptions and inviting us to explore the complexities of our own emotions.
Samuel Boutruche, a French contemporary artist, delves into the effects of simulation, presenting us with a world of duality. His paintings, with their intricate details and thought-provoking compositions, challenge our perceptions and invite us to question the boundaries between real and imagined. Boutruche’s exploration of simulation creates a visual language that is both captivating and thought-provoking, leaving us with a sense of intrigue and contemplation.
Taisiia Cherkasova, hailing from Ukraine, seamlessly weaves together environmental and social issues with elements from everyday life. Her hybrid sculptures, crafted from textiles, wood, and ceramics, serve as the foundation for her paintings. Cherkasova’s phantasmagorical universe takes us on a journey where imagination and reality intertwine. Drawing inspiration from popular culture, martial arts, and cinema, her artworks become a reflection of our collective fantasies, while also addressing pressing contemporary concerns.
Stefan Rinck, with his fascination for various epochs, particularly the French Romanesque period, presents us with a unique blend of influences. His medium-sized stone sculptures, resembling fantastic animals, transport us to a realm where mythology and contemporary art converge. Rinck’s incorporation of elements from popular culture, such as video games and comics, adds a playful twist to his figurative forms, creating a visual language that is both culturally collective and independently expressive.
Aldo Chaparro’s Studio