“Summer Group Show – Elemental”
With artists Jay Shinn, Pascal Haudressy, Ilya Volum, Vuk Vidor
Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy
01/09/2014 to 27/09/2014
Jay Shinn, born in Magnolia Arkansas, lives and works between Dallas, Texas and New York and is a master of optic art. Throughout his career, Shinn has explored minimal geometric abstraction through a variety of mediums including light based forms such as projection and neon. His most recent investigations address variations of form through the use of slightly altered light, giving viewers the illusion of subtle movement. Shinn transcends dimensions with premeditated precision, creating and invigorating metamorphosis of shape, light and colour.
Pascal Haudressy, born in 1968, Paris is a plastician artist. Following ten years managing the UNESCO cultural projects alongside a number of international artists he began devoting his time to his own creative works exclusively. These works rooted existential questions about the future of mankind; pure aesthetics with strong symbolism and the concept of “Transitions” are at the centre of the artist’s preoccupations.
Ilya Volum is a young and emerging Russian artist born in 1987. Studied at Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry – Monumental Art and Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. Volum plays with abstraction using cognitive explorations of inner feelings against life experiences in a combination of mixed media including paint, photography and print.
The work of Serbian/French artist Vuk Vidor, centres around a double sided fascination of the absence of historical conscience in the modern world. This is an absence that leads to strange reinventions of dead mythology. With his double background in both Eastern Serbia and Western France, Vuk Vidor’s work puts its finger on many of the tensions in European civilization – both here in Europe and America. The modern, expressed in Vuk Vidor’s classic pop art style, contrasted with the weight of history, expressed in the monumental baroque compositions of the works. His last project “Newton“ brings “The Man who fell to Earth” (starring David Bowie) back to life continuing the story and extending it in a large body of works.