This collective will feature different mediums of art in order to highlight each artist’s individuality. Returning to the gallery spotlight is Paris based, Venezuelan artist, Wilmer Herrison, whose geometric pieces has been exhibited in previous S&V exhibitions including its special project on Venezuelan journalists and its previous Art Week exhibition in Tribeca. Herrison’s approach to use of lines and geometric overlapping has seen numerous acclaims from curators and professionals both in Europe and the United States.
Introducing an artist from Brazil, the gallery will be showcasing the refined works of Lilian Souto, an architect and artist based in Taubate, Brazil and whose pieces has brought a new level of cutting edge aesthetic to the gallery. Souto’s technique differs from piece to piece and where on one artwork she focuses on balance and unity, others show the chaos of disruption and clash of emotions. The staunch blackness of her canvas contrasts with the white waves fading in and out of its surface, providing its viewer with an aesthetic bordering upon maximalism and color juxtaposition.
Together with Lilian’s works, two illustrious New York based artists, Carlos Torres-Machado and Amaro will likewise be exhibited. Focusing on a décor oriented method, Amaro perfects the art of distributing color and form in an empty canvas. Having a large experience in New York of exhibitions, Amaro continues to change and redevelop his style.
Yet always with the same passion, his objective being to portray forms and colors with expression and synchronicity. When it comes to the works of Carlos Torres-Machado, his modus operandi is similar but instead has a system of using color in a more dynamic procedure. At its core, his paintings feature a Geometry as its synthesis, as a communication tool, and Torres-Machado includes it even in his paintings dealing with landscape, or with lyrical abstraction.
Saphira & Ventura Gallery will also exhibit its iconic Turkish painter, Gülten İmamoğlu, based in Istanbul. İmamoğlu has previously shown in many international art fairs such as Art Stage Singapore, Scope Miami and Contemporary Istanbul, as well as many cities and remains today, a strong name in design oriented aesthetics with an established name in several countries.
This exhibition will also witness the gallery’s remarkable Icelandic artist, Bui Kristjansson of Reykjavik. Kristjansson’s works capture the splendor of geometric abstraction, attention to perspective and iconography strike the viewer as strong in its impression and gravity in subject matter. Kristjansson has formerly exhibited in London and is one of the fastest growing Icelandic artists in the New York contemporary art market.
The Mirror Reflecting will likewise contain the works of Luis Leon, the innovative artist exhibited in previous exhibitions in New York. Leon’s flexibility as an artist can be seen by his versatile approach to his pieces, both large and small, some with different approaches, both figurative and abstract, and many different subject matters ranging from perplexing beauty to poetic statements Introducing another artist to the gallery’s public, will be Thiago Haidar, a multidisciplinary artist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil who has excelled in figurative expressions.
In this category, the gallery will likewise exhibit its French painter, Bernard Pineau, whose majestic seascapes have found homes in France and many places abroad. Pineau’s works explores the nature of the seas, both focusing on the subtle gentleness of the waves but also depicting its turbulent moments. Bernard Pineau’s career as an artist was inspired by his appreciation and devotion to nature and his surroundings. The artist has experimented with many different themes, iconographies and also metaphysical statements, touching upon the everchanging nature of the universe.
With this exhibition, Saphira & Ventura Gallery unravels its display of artists to the community of those who appreciate art and desire to take a fresh step in the learning of new artistic methods and ideas.
Curated By: Alcinda Saphira
Production: Liz Carvalho, Camila Crivelenti and Albert Valente