EXHIBITION REVIEW: MIXING IDENTITIES 2023
London | June 23 – July 07, 2023
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is pleased to announce the impressive success of MIXING IDENTITIES 2023, an international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space, from June 23 to July 07, 2023.
The concept of MIXING IDENTITIES analyzed the reconstruction of new identities: their transformation is essential to face the changes of the contemporary world. The event focused on the human body as a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality, a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression.
Artists, architects and designers have been invited to be inspired by the magical power of London, exploring the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness.
MIXING IDENTITIES delved into the intricate and multifaceted nature of human identities. The participating artists brought their unique perspectives and artistic expressions to explore the themes of identity transformation, personal growth, and the interplay between individuals and their surroundings. One of them, David Douglas, through his captivating paintings, portrayed levitation as a subject that embodies the transformative nature of identities. His use of various mediums and techniques, coupled with his impressive portraiture skills, captured the essence of his subjects with depth and emotion: by depicting individuals in a state of suspended reality, Douglas highlighted the fluidity of identities, suggesting the potential for personal growth and the ability to rise above societal constraints.
Marina Reutova, a Russian-born artist currently residing in Bali, and her artworks, offered a deep exploration of femininity and spirituality. Incorporating archetypal female figures and spiritual symbolism, Reutova examined the different layers of identity and the transformative journey towards self-discovery. Her art resonated with the exhibition’s focus on the exploration of ourselves through diverse cultural and spiritual influences.
Also, the self-taught artist Ingrid Jinca further contributed to the exhibition’s theme by emphasizing the fluidity and transformation of the human experience. With vibrant colours and dynamic compositions, Jinca’s artworks evoke a sense of constant change and evolution. The abstract nature of her work invited viewers to project their own interpretations onto the canvas, reflecting the individualistic and evolving nature of identities and allowing them to embrace the boundless realm of the imagination.
Dominique Pressinger‘s solo exhibition, titled “Vessels,” provided another perspective on the interplay between identity and the natural world. Pressinger invited viewers to contemplate their own identities in relation to the ever-changing rhythms of the natural world. The solo exhibition represented a unique perspective on the transient beauty found in everyday objects and the transformative power of light, color, and organic forms. Her vessels symbolize the receptacles of life, holding both physical and metaphorical significance: by focusing on these objects, Pressinger invited viewers to contemplate the notion of identity as something that contains and encompasses our experiences, memories, and emotions. Pressinger’s artworks celebrate the often-overlooked objects that populate our daily lives, elevating them to the status of art. By drawing attention to the beauty found in the mundane, she prompted viewers to reconsider their perceptions of identity and to find meaning and significance in the seemingly ordinary aspects of their own lives.
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
gallery manager Massimiliano Gordiani
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Melis Di Gennaro, Amaride Ferrante
collaborator Annachiara Recchia
graphic designers Marina Caracciolo, Maria Ilaria Rutigliano
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
253 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LG
June 23 – July 07, 2023
11:00 AM – 05:00 PM | Tuesday – Saturday
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THE LINE Contemporary Art Space is an itinerant project, which counts more than 5 venues in the best areas of London. The exhibition spaces will host solo and collective shows with a rich variety of contemporary painters, photographers, designers, architects, sculptors, performers and video makers. With more than 20 years of experience, ITSLIQUID Group aims to create opportunities and support artists from all over the world thanks to an exciting program of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.