Following the success of last year’s fair, contemporary gallery Fiumano Clase returns to PULSE Miami for a second year, 6 – 9 December 2018. The gallery will bring works which explore a range of disciplines, by some top international contemporary artists, such as Shadi Rezaei, Joakim Allgulander, Herman Lohe, Lucy Smallbone, Roger Holtom, Sam Burford & Takefumi Hori.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Shadi Rezaei is a London-based interdisciplinary artist who has recently graduated from Chelsea College of Art with an MA in Fine Art. Inspired by her country of origin, Rezaei’s passion for the visual arts comprises an exploration of the relationship between traditional and contemporary art. Her works bring a series of mutable and spontaneous gestures that negotiate the relationship between stability and uncertainty.
Swedish artist, Joakim Allgulander’s oeuvre is characterised by a conceptual base, combined with the skill of craft and a passion for the process of creating. His work demonstrates a curiosity and desire to explore different media and techniques. There is existential content and a dynamic play with contrasts throughout Allgulander’s work. Everything from the natural and artificial, new and old, to more archetypical opposites such as light and darkness.
Also from Sweden, Herman Lohe, creates evocative paintings and video installations which connect the viewer to a specific emotion via nature. He describes the creative process as about making decisions; for him, each brush stroke is of equal importance. His landscapes create a sense of nostalgia for a certain place or time.
Similarly working with landscapes, British artist Lucy Smallbone specialises in modern landscape painting and creates works which investigate the effect of memory in altering our perceptions of a place. She uses bold colour and abstract form to merge fictional and real spaces, creating vivid yet distorted images which explore the transitional, liminal areas of space to be found on the boundaries between man-made and natural environments. Smallbone uses “this feeling of never truly having access to the landscape to reflect something that is felt in moments of the sublime in nature.” Smallbone is a contestant on Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 (currently on Sky Arts).
British artist, Sam Burford, has a fascination with film which is evident throughout
his work. The initial basis of his practice is the production of time-lapse photographs of cinematic time using specially constructed cameras, which he combines with synthetic methods to explore the instrumental potential of simulated photorealism.
Takefumi Hori is a Japanese artist whose pursuit of purity and the sublime remain a constant theme in his work. As an artist he is only too aware of the elusive nature of the very thing he strives to capture. Preoccupations with geometry and balance continue to be explored in his expansive Circle paintings – imbued with a new dynamism. Evidently, the artistic application of metallic, silver and gold leaf and a feeling for how they integrate into each painting is a sensibility Hori masters.
“We are looking forward to returning to Pulse Miami for a third year. This December we will exhibit new works by artists previously exhibited at Pulse as well as works by three artists who make their debut in Florida. It will be a pleasure to welcome old and new clients to our cosmopolitan booth”- Francesca Fiumano & Andrés Clase
Notes to editors:
In November 2017, Fiumano Projects merged with Orion Contemporary to become Fiumano Clase. Prior to this, Francesca Fiumano (Fiumano Projects) and Andres Clase (Orion Contemporary) collaborated on numerous exhibitions and projects. The success of these collaborations, pooling over thirty years of combined knowledge and experience, resulted in the decision to form Fiumano Clase. Since launching, the gallery has gone from strength to strength and held several exhibitions in London as well as exhibiting at PULSE Miami, London Art Fair, Art Central Hong Kong and VOLTA14, Basel. The central ethos of Fiumano Clase is to work collaboratively with artists, giving them the time, space and opportunity to develop their artistic practice unhindered by any commercial pressure.
Francesca Fiumano who graduated with a 1st class hons and masters in Art History, began her career in the arts, aged 21. Born into a family of antique dealers, it was a natural progression for her to open her own art gallery, which she did in 2001 as part of a partnership, moving on to take the reins of Fiumano Fine Art in 2007. Over the past sixteen years, Francesca has successfully exhibited across the UK and internationally including New York, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brussels, and Amsterdam. In 2013, the gallery was firmly established and continued to evolve, with Francesca becoming increasingly drawn towards more adventurous and ‘difficult’ works. Her enthusiasm for painting and sculpture remained, but she began to focus more on photography, installation, video and performance art. This led to the creation of Fiumano Projects, to run alongside Fiumano Fine Art.
After his education in Sweden, Gibraltar, England and Italy, Andrés Clase joined the 19th Century European Paintings Department at Sotheby's Bond Street, London. Andrés, who founded Clase Fine Art in 2005, remains active in the field of Old Master and 19th Century Paintings, following a postgraduate study focused on Early Netherlandish and Dutch paintings. Having “discovered” Contemporary Art during his time at Sotheby’s Andrés founded Orion Contemporary in 2008 to support and encourage emerging artists. Due to his Swedish origins, a natural focus has become Scandinavian artists but his outlook remains global rather than regionally focused.
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