ARTE GLOBALE SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2016 BOOTH H19
29 NOVEMBER 4 December 2016
ARTE GLOBALE are pleased to present a collective exhibition by the acclaimed contemporary artists: Domenico Ludovico, Aristotle Roufanis and Julie Umerle.
''It is fascinating how the elements have shaped [the marble] in its biological history … mine is a simple intervention inspired by this and other stones'' - Domenico Ludovico
Inspired by the ongoing relationship between creativity and the sculptural act of transformation, Domenico Ludovico deftly conjures up emotions, memories and dreams through his tactile mastery of raw organic material – be it the purity of Tuscan marble or heavy orphan stone.
Ludovico is interested in this process of discovery. Through his powerful and impeccably skilled technique he moulds, remodels and experiments, allowing emotive and existential figures to emerge from the material. The artist works with and against the rock to capture and take hold of the intrinsic forms that each one infers, giving status to an initial suggestion.
Working among the quarries favoured by Michelangelo, Ludovico's works are based on an art historical conversation between the past and the present, deploying both traditional methods and state of the art technology to convey timeless experiences.
Domenico Ludovico (1982, Acquaviva Delle Fonti, Bari, Italy) lives and works in the mountainous Italian region of Garfagnana, within the Tuscan province of Lucca. Noted for his expertise in stone carving Ludovico has – since graduation from the Academy of Fine Art in Carrara, a city famed for its marble - continuously collaborated with some of the most prestigious art galleries and artist studios in the world. His precious pieces were recently exhibited at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London.
When I work something amazing happens: it is like embarking into a mental journey a blind destination. I am at my happiest to perceive that others discover in my same adventure and journey, creating one of their own. – Aristotle Roufanis
Aristotle Roufanis caused a wave of interest in London and across the international art world during the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy in 2016. This prestigious show saw for the first time in its history of their Summer Exhibition, a room dedicated to the medium of Photography. Richard Wilson RA curated the exhibition and only a thousand works were chosen from over 12,000 entries. Roufanis’ art pieces were exhibited along side artist of the caliber of Gilbert and George, Marina Abramovic and Jane and Louise Wilson to mention few. His art-photography prints sold out in the first hour of the preview evening, before the exhibition was open to the public. Prominent collectors from the hurried to secure Roufanis’ work.
His body of work, while aesthetically seductive juxtaposes concepts of contemporary urban lives, their impact on the environment, their interactivity, tensions and contradictions. Inviting you to look in an unconventional prospective, suggesting perhaps a more profound view of the world.
Aristotle Roufanis was born in1983 originally from Athens and currently resides and works in London. He practiced photography for several years while growing up and living in his homeland with influences from his travels in Hong Kong, Japan and Spain. Roufanis recently moved to London where his work was accepted at the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016. Since then his reputation as one of the more interesting emerging contemporary artists, has grown within the art scene and worldwide collectors. His art works are placed in important international collections and recently exhibited at Carrousel Du Louvre Paris during Paris Photo 2016.
I create works that investigate the relationship between materials and the perception of the image. - Julie Umerle
Julie Umerle’s body of works explores the balance between precision and chance, reconnecting the materiality of paint and the processes of abstract painting. Playing with our perception of forms and colours, Umerle expands our senses into unknown territory. Almost unconsciously we view the work; we cannot pinpoint where a shape or a drip of colour are in the space and we are displaced in her created juxtaposition. Julie Umerle plays with our human sensations to propose the occasional solution, perhaps tempting us to embrace a diversity of experiences. Ultimately, Umerle’s enticing canvases quietly invite us to connect with our intimacy as a way to encounter dialogue, infinity and freedom.
Julie Umerle was born in Connecticut, USA. She studied fine art at Parsons School of Design, part of The New School in New York City and at Falmouth University, Cornwall. She lives and works in East London.
Her paintings have been exhibited both in the UK and internationally and she has exhibited as a solo artist as well as in group shows. Selected exhibitions include 'Present Tense' at Swindon Museum and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Internationally, she has exhibited in Berlin, Paris, New York, Philadelphia and Miami.
Umerle has been the recipient of a number of awards from Arts Council England. Her work is held in public and private collections including Deutsche Bank, The Connaught, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, and Madison Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia, USA.