Exhibition Review: LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2022
London | March 10 – April 01, 2022
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is proud to share the big opening of LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2022, an international art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists, presented in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space, at Badiani Art Space, from March 10 to April 01, 2022, with more than 35 participating artists from about 20 different countries.
The 2022 edition of LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR represented a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair featured paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time. Artists, architects and designers have been invited to be inspired by the magical power of London, exploring the connection between desires, needs, fears through rituals that bring humankind to change, to transform and to evolve their inner world.
The exhibition opened its doors at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space on March 10 in the afternoon, and it gathered lots of visitors interested in discovering the great works selected for this edition. There were the collages made by Maciej Pamieta, from Poland, that perfectly related to the concept of the event, focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/social/urban structures in contemporary time. The artists showed a series of 10 pieces in which human figures, abstract geometries and natural shapes blend together creating unexpected scenarios and futuristic landscapes. Even the subjects of the paintings of Françoise Jetteur seem to come from a parallel world. The men and women depicted remember us more as kind monsters and aliens than human beings, with their stretched bodies and fluctuant arms and legs. For Sussanne Hoiberg, instead, art is the main way to really express how she feels by realizing images that speak her language. “Creating, painting, contemplating life, and seeing the brighter side of things” is her motto, and she knows a painting is complete only when there is an immense feeling of happiness & joy.
Moving from figurative works to abstract ones, Christin Behrend participated with her series “Above the clouds”, which is a triptych (the 3 number stands for the Trinity) that shows the sky as a very strong symbol for hope. The painter combines experimental and expressive painting styles, and the results are emotionally charged abstract canvases, whose symbolically atmosphere allows a positive view of life. In Suzanne C. Nagy‘s paintings titled “Dry forest series”, we can see an interesting mix between traditional art and technology; her works represent a poetic contemplation about the environmental consequences of the industry. Indeed, she is an American environmental artist and she works also with recycled and raw materials, such as tree trunks, plexiglass, lightboxes, light panels and rubbers. The theme of the exhibition has been also well analyzed through the video works selection projected during the exhibition, which includes video artists like Christina Sirmons, Darko Trajanović, Maggie Mullin O’Hara, Magdalene Carmen and Lucely Luz-Luce Vargas Preciado.
Kimberly Adamis . USA | René Agostinho . Brazil | Joanne Appiah . UK | Ana Paula Avila . Mexico | Cis Bakker . The Netherlands | Jay B. Ballesteros . USA | Christin Behrend . Germany | Magdalene Carmen . Australia | Ethan Chan . USA | Yishi Deng . USA | Jiawei Fu . China/USA | Andrea Gendusa . Italy | Ping He . China | Xiao He . China | Sussanne Hoiberg . Canada | Lynn Jaanz . Australia | Shaﬁna Jaffer . Tanzania | Romana Jelinkova . Czech Republic | Françoise Jetteur . Belgium | Savaş Karagözlü . Turkey | Aleksandar Krzavac . Serbia | Oan Kyu . South Korea | Annette Lang .Denmark | Tatsiana Lintouskaya . Austria | Lilit Nshani Margaryan . Armenia | Maggie Mullin O’Hara . USA | Suzanne C. Nagy . USA | Maciej Pamieta . Poland | Bianca Prettau . Belgium | Steffi Rodigas . Germany | Christina Sirmons . USA | Darko Trajanović . Serbia | Chris Trivizas . UK | Yiwen Tu . China | Lucely Luz-Luce Vargas Preciado . Austria/Colombia | Kari Veastad . Norway | Anna Weichselbaumee . Austria | Jiawei Wu . USA | Sophia Xinman Wang MS. . China
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
gallery manager Massimiliano Gordiani
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Amaride Ferrante, Veronica Piras, Giulia Spagnuolo
graphic designer Francesca Di Lauro
supported by BUREAU TOP ADVISEURS
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
Badiani Art Space
42 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3HZ
March 11 – April 01, 2022
01:00PM – 07:00PM | Monday – Saturday
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