Summer Exhibition Contemporary Paintings, Photographs & Sculptures
13 June – 12 August 2018
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Summer Exhibition Contemporary paintings, photographs and sculptures. A selection of artworks by Giovanni Cocco, Kevin Graham, Laura Federici, Eriko Kaniwa, Romano Lotto, Domenico Ludovico, Dan Nathan, Wei Tan & Yener Torun
In June 2018, Arte Globale introduces the exciting new works by Giovanni Cocco, Kevin Graham, Laura Federici, Eriko Kaniwa, Romano Lotto, Domenico Ludovico, Dan Nathan, and Wei Tan & Yener Torun
London, 11 June 2018 — Arte Globale is excited to announce its first Summer Exhibition, taking place from 13 June - 12 August 2018. The gallery’s showcase will mark the first-ever presentation of the series ‘Aerial’ by Boston-born, Miami-based photographer Kevin Graham, and Turkey born Istanbul based photographer Yener Torun which also happens to be the photographers' first show with the gallery. In addition, the gallery will feature arresting work from the series by acclaimed Japan-born, Tokyo-based photographer Eriko Kaniwa. Along side paintings by exciting emerging artist Wei Tan and sculptures by Domenico Ludovico. Moreover Arte Globale is thrilled to present a selection of artworks by contemporary masters by the calibre of Romano Lotto, Giovanni Cocco, Laura Federici & Dan Nathan.
About the artists
Giovanni Cocco’s art- photography body of work focuses on social contemporary narratives and intimate stories, whilst juxtaposing cultural themes. He has already achieved great recognition with the art institutions and private collectors. In 2017 his publication 'Monia’ won the Fedrigoni Top Award, and the series was exhibited at the Museum Casa Romei, Ferrara, Italy. Giovanni Cocco was the finalist at Emerging Photographer Grant, Magnum Foundation, 2016, and in the same year the MACRO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, showcased his solo exhibition.
Laura Federici's body of work debates the reality of urban lives and the relations which connect us to the environment showing how space affects our memories.
Federici bliss canvases draw the viewer whether they depict the elevated highway running through Rome or the courtyards of the mosques in Damascus, affectively gripping our minds. Objects shown in detail or close-ups become anchors to hold on to, we get caught in contemporary ‘mobility’ and fall ill with disorientation.
Kevin Graham’s work focuses on the juxtaposition between the urban architecture, the natural environment and the human interactions within. Through his lens Graham explores the world, providing a unique prospective, which enables an emotional response, suggesting perhaps a more profound yet playful view of the world.
Photography, a passion since his childhood, took a professional turn in recent years and his body of work has evolved successfully into a unique art. He utilizes vibrant colours combined with mystical shades to evoke movement and breath life out of each and every photograph. Kevin Graham travels extendedly for his photography projects, which are showcased and sold worldwide.
Eriko Kaniwa’s art photographs are centred on the philosophical relations between the natural and the human condition. Photography is for the artist beauty and art, which overcome the obstacles of language and distance, allowing us to experience, express, and share a feeling of respectful awe, as well as the moving realisation that human beings exist as just one part of planet Earth. Her first photo book “JOKEI: Symbols of Nature Worship, Sacred Places in Japan.” 2017, was highly awarded. She won the Neutral Density Photography Award 2017 and Sony World Photography Awards 2017-2018 Commended Photographer among others.
Romano Lotto’s artwork focuses on the emotion aroused by contact with reality.
Sharing an affinity with De Kooning and Auerbach, Lotto has mastered 'en plein air' painting in order to reproduce the emotional experience working in the studio. His use of colour and light is unique: glowing shapes against compelling horizons reveal lesser-known landscapes, communicating meaning, through the language of paint.
Following further studies in Padua and Venice, Lotto went on to train with Oskar Kokoschka and Emilio Vedova in Salzburg. Romano Lotto has exhibited his work widely, including at the 54th Venice Biennale within the Veneto Pavilion in 2011. His paintings are part of prestigious international collections.
Inspired by the ongoing relationship between creativity and the sculptural act of transformation, Domenico Ludovico's work is based on the use of found and recycled raw organic material like the Carrara marble found inTuscany.
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 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 Saatchi Gallery in London and at Art Basel - Scope Miami art fair and they are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Potenza, Italy.
Dan Nathan’s art photography body of work is inspired by the duality of the human condition, strong and unique yet mysterious and fragile, and the majestic marvels of our natural planet. Dedicated to photography since his early college years, Dan Nathan at first worked as film director, achieving a successful career (Gold Lion at Cannes, among others) to discover again the beauty of photography most recently. For his projects the artist travels extendedly to far away and solitude lands, in search of connections.
Working solely in black and white, he creates simple, yet complex abstract images from otherworldly environments.
His silver prints have been exhibited and sold in UK and his high qualitative work is collected by the photography connoisseurs.
Wei Tan’s (Tatawa) is a mixed-media artist currently based in Berlin. With a background in music composition, she completed her Master's degree in Music Technology at New York University. Her practise explores the idea of self-revelation through improvisation. The panting materials are cast onto the canvas and mixed together through spontaneous gesture. Influences of sights and sounds are exposed: the colour of an object, the shape of a distant hill, the voices in the background, the piano playing next door. Wei Tan’s commitment to authenticity results in an unique style. Drawing inspirations from the great Abstract Expressionists to today’s cross -disciplinary, multimedia artists, she has exhibited in New York, London, Barcelona, Florence and Berlin.
Yener Torun's art-photography compositions flatten space, emphasizing lines and colour over depth. He transforms the urban landscape, reframing architecture as geometric abstraction, creating an alternative reality. Conceptually Torun reforms the architectural elements from their original environment and repurposing them.
After studying architecture at the Istanbul Technical University in 2014, Yener Torun started a photography project focusing on lesser-known buildings and side-streets of his adopted city. Since then his work has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, CBS News, El Pais Semanal.
Yener, is established as one of the most interesting emerging artists of today and his body of work has been showcased in Brazil, UK, France, Turkey, and Germany and it is collected worldwide.