Phumulani Ntuli's work combines artistic research, sculpture, video installation and performative practices. It is always addressed to different audiences and seeks to make visible gaps, ruptures, silences, pauses and remnants of history. His work is concerned with fictional geographies, simulations, archives and representations.
He explores these themes through the collision of documentation and fiction in collages, performances and video installations, questioning the format of objective media in the representation of historical events within a geopolitical imagination. Phumulani Ntuli is represented by Reku Art Gallery from Madrid.
Image (detail): Phumulani Ntuli / Cuerpos de alquiler (Bodies for hire) / Mixed media collage, paper transfer and acrylic on canvas, 178 x 132 cm, 2021 / Courtesy of Reku Art Gallery, Madrid
French artist Victoire d'Harcourt often expresses a dual feeling in her work: strength and fragility in a precarious balance. A sculptor, painter and photographer, Victoire d'Harcourt has a penchant for pushing the boundaries of reality. Victoire d'Harcourt recomposes her images with large areas of colour.
Inspired by large spaces and architecture, Victoire combines techniques to create compositions that combine figuration and abstraction. She creates intimate sculptures as well as monumental works that form alliances in their balance. Victoire d'Harcourt is represented by Ange Monnoyeur Gallery from Paris.
Image: Victoire d'Harcourt : Sculpture / Courtesy Ange Monnoyeur Gallery
Íñigo Navarro is a painter who constantly draws on history to create symbols that allow him to judge our behaviour today. In his iconic paintings he explores the ambivalence of nature: while man pretends to dominate the world through his civilisation, he remains deeply connected to it through a natural and wild instinct.
Navarro studied Fine Arts and Mathematics. He began a successful career as a director, screenwriter and photographer. In 2006 he had his first solo exhibition in the USA. Since then he has been represented by national and international galleries that have shown his work in exhibitions and art fairs in many countries around the world.
Íñigo Navarro is represented by Galeria Contrast in Barcelona. The gallery specialises in contemporary figurative art based on the techniques of the old Spanish masters. In this way they create expressive images full of meaning, critical questions and a vision of contemporary society.
Image (detail): Inigo Navarro: Las piernas de Apolo / Oil on canvas, 81x100cm / Courtesy of Galeria Contrast,Barcelona
This series combines the artistic worlds of two great American artists. Alexandra Eldridge's work is full of literary references and allusions to myths, archetypes and fairy tales. She uses symbolic and dream-like imagery to stimulate the imagination, while landscapes are a recurring theme in Rick Stevens' work.
Rick Stevens' compositions range from stylised representations to more abstract paintings, always maintaining a mystical approach. His mystical approach to abstraction transcends the boundaries of direct representation.
Alexandra Eldridge explores the great themes of life - consciousness and unconsciousness, fear and love, memory and dreams - in an ethereal realism. In her process of mapping and layering meaning, Eldridge draws on a variety of literary and philosophical sources.
The artists are represented by NoonPowell Fine Art, London.
Image (detail): Rick Stevens and Alexandra Eldridge: Wisdom Out For a Ride / mixed media montage / Courtesy of NoonPowell Fine Art, London
Japanese artist Taeko Tsunoda's paintings are unique and versatile, combining elements of realism and abstraction. Through this mix of styles, she conveys a wide range of emotions and moods, making her work appealing to a wide audience.
Her ability to navigate between realism and abstraction allows the artist to accurately capture recognisable themes while experimenting with form, colour and composition to evoke more subjective and emotional responses. This stylistic duality adds depth and complexity to the work, offering the viewer multiple entry points to engage with the art on different levels.
Taeko Tsunoda is represented by Smart Ship Gallery from Tokyo.
Image (detail): Taeko Tsunoda: Water vein / India ink on Japanese paper, 38 x 45.5 cm, 2015 / Courtesy of Smart Ship Gallery, Tokyo
The artist duo alpengluehen art group (aag) creates astonishing works of art that at first glance look like photographs.
The alpengluehen art group combines various techniques such as photography, computer graphics, printmaking, original oil paintings, collages, lithographs and digitised drawings.
The landscapes of the Engadine are thus presented in a new way as objects of art. Be it the panorama of St. Moritz, the deserted mountain hut or the horses galloping away: The idyll is captured, alienated, disturbed and enriched. Superficial simplicity is combined with artistic and technical refinement.
These unique works of art reveal a parallel reality beneath the visible reality, showing the Engadine from a new perspective.
alpengluehen art group (aag): polo-2325 / Photography, digital work / Courtesy aag
Artist Jong-Sung Park focuses on the planet Earth as the source of life and expresses this in his paintings. After graduating from Seoul National University of Science and Technology, he has participated in nine solo exhibitions, the Korea-China-Japan Invited Artists Exhibition in Shanghai, China, the Peace Art Festival in Nagoya, Japan, and many group exhibitions, including the Peace Art Festival at the Seoul Arts Center.
Jong Sung has also held more than 12 solo exhibitions. Jong-Sung Park is represented by the JW Fine Art Gallery from Seoul and its artistic director Anouk Lee.
Image (detail): Park, Jong-Sung: Planet Farm 4, painting 2022 / Courtesy JW Art Gallery Seoul
Luco Cormerais began his artistic career as a stone sculptor. Since 2012, he also works as a sculptor on paper, which he cuts in a unique way with repetitive cuts and then expands into a three-dimensional graphic composition. Luco Cormerais is rethinking aesthetics.
His works appear as wave-like structures that neither reflect nor absorb light, but instead radiate it. A passionate disciple of quantum physics and philosophy, Luco gently and poetically arranges particles like waves in a field. His work stabilises the dance of atoms in a very thoughtful and emotional way.
Image: Luco Cormerais : Émotion printanière / Sculpture sur papier Kraft - technique mixte - rehaut acrylique, pastel et pigments purs, 2023
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