Victor Syrnev, The Person Conceiving II, Homo Coditans detail. Copper, brass, cupronickel, nacre, quartz , silver, enamel, granite
Victor Syrnev tames life with silver reins. He pushes art’s boundaries and intensifies its content, raising the bar in the international art world. He provides with a new meaning the traditional oriental decorative pattern by embellishing it with a western touch. The artist’s quest is clear: reaching a certainty and creating a connection with everyone and everything. The ornaments created by the Syrnev emphasize the individuality, beauty and originality of human being. He prefers to work with noble materials such as gold of different shades, lustreless silver, grey pearls and pink corals, with mammoth bone and tortoise-shell. His work combines a fine sense of space and artistic excellence of engineering.
Nora Schöpfer, neither different nor separated series, dancing seconds. Photography
Nora Schöpfer born in Austria, studied Graphics and Painting at the University of Applied Art of Vienna, in the master class of the International Austrian artists Oswald Oberhuber and Ernst Caramelle. Her work has been shown in Europe and USA in various group and solo exhibitions, as well as through nominations and art prices. Currently she lives and works in Austria.
Kalos&Klio, Pandora’s Box, 2012
Artistic duet Kalos&Klio is a distinct artistic case. Above all they are an artistic duo, a particularly rare phenomenon in our intensively individualistic era. The artist pair is born in Greece, where they live and work. Kalos&Klio have joined forces since 2005 and operate in a complementary fashion; as they say: “we choose to work as a unit that operates with two hard disks”. The pair considers the process of working as one, a path more intriguing since they come from different artistic trajectories. Kalos studied photography in GR and Klio studied painting and printmaking in the NL and USA and also holds an MFA from the University of Chicago, USA.
Daniel Pešta, puzzle (detail), 2011. Latex rubber
Daniel Pešta was born in Prague in 1959. During the Communist regime he moved outside the official artistic and social circles. He changed his jobs often in order to be able to dedicate his spare time to his free artistic creations. Later he worked in the field of applied graphic art, especially poster design, which he had studied at the Václav Hollar Art College. After 1989 he designed a series of album covers for a classical-music publisher. He engaged himself in graphic arrangements of catalogues, receiving awards for book and poster design.
Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession, Infinity mirrored Room, 1998. Installation. Les Abattoirs, Tolosa
The “Polka Dot Princess” Yayoi Kusama is one of the most exciting and prolific contemporary artist. She has worked in a wide variety of media such as performance, film-making, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, fashion, poetry, fiction and happenings and, at the age of 80, she’s still creating and developing her art.
Her work is based in conceptual art; it’s precursory of pop art, minimalism and feminist art movements and shares some characteristics of surrealism, Art Brut and abstract expressionism; infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. Kusama’s art shows her long-term fascination with organic repetitive patterns, vigorous and psychedelic colours, reflection, electric lights, and infinite space. Her vibrant, fascinating, magical work has an almost hallucinatory intensity.
Andreas Mares, zugvogel, 2008. Still image
Andreas Mares is a passionate artist: a trait that shows not only in the motivation that drives his art, but also in the way he goes about his work and, more than anything , in his work itself. His works, drawings, objects and videos, are far from pompous; on the contrary their reduced and clear aesthetic gives an elegant quality to them. Beneath their luring surface lies a passionate and wild intensity that moves and stirs us. In his work he deals with primary topics of birth, death, fear and the artist’s fragile self. In his work the spectators find themselves reflected. Andreas Mares’ videos, also considered filmed performances, have a meditative character. The videos’ repose only serves to intensify the poignancy of his work; a work which allows him to question about the real existence, creating emotions that get under one’s skin.