Acrylic on Canvas
31.5” x 47.25”
Boldly expressive, with a rich and tactile surface alive with pigment, her dynamic brushstrokes morph into gestural suggestions of semi-abstract figures, offering a sense of memory and narrative. As she builds her oil on canvas oeuvre, her work synthesizes into personal emotional prisms which explode into a blend of abstract movement and texture. The artist’s process is at once intuitive and spontaneous as she draws upon internal inspirations and carefully reworks each detail to reflect her unique inner vision.
Transcending the limitations of the everyday, German-based Dorothee Vermataan’s abstract oeuvre offers brilliantly colored forms and compositions that defy the very notion of boundaries and borders. Enriching her canvases with vibrancy and vitality, her unique visual lexicon invites viewers on an emotional journey of color, exploring in paint experiences of the world. Painted with panache and an acute passion for color, she employs generous spectral brush strokes which are boldly expressive, resulting in a rich and tactile surface alive with pigment. Amongst the visceral brushstrokes emerge occasional hints of figures, offering a sense of memory and narrative. The artist’s process is at once intuitive and spontaneous as she draws upon her initial inspirations and carefully reworks each detail to reflect her inner vision. This fluid choreography of painterly gestures and hues are juxtaposed to become the catalyst which empowers her canvases to become excitingly alive. Through contrasting colors, she imparts the essence of amorphous forms as she captures singular, meaningful moments that define her impression of the world. Expanding our worldview, Dorothee Vermataan’s demonstrates a diversity of emotional experiences in each of her abstract works by creating her own reality that it unconstrained by rules or conventions.
“Figurine” I, II
Acrylic and Polymer on Canvas and Cut Wood
28” x 9” x 2”
28” x 12” x 2”
France Malo creates exuberant figurative compositions with a semi-abstract approach to the form that culminates in truly innovative contemporary artworks. Mirroring the essence of the individual, Ms. Malo simultaneously injects her compositions with personal energy. By capturing animated body movements and attitudes, she centers her dynamic oeuvre on the bold activity of her compelling forms, which offer a dynamic, fun and exhilarating style. Extolling the active life, each energetic brushstroke is imbued with a rich, burning intensity along with an exciting sense of artful energy and joie de vivre.
Through body language, this Canada based artist creates images of anonymous, abstracted figures who express the emotion and drama. By delineating the forms with strong outlining of their bodies, this gifted artist allows the figures to blend harmoniously within the background of her kinetic works. The artist creates visual metaphors for her mysterious figures, as they lack a certain identity. Her amorphous figures are attenuated and distorted, complementing the abstract elements in her works. By doing so, her compositions exude a high degree of animation with captivating instants of excitement
By focusing on the fundamental movement of the figure, Ms. Malo gracefully keeps the viewer’s attention on the entirety of the composition, allowing the overall beauty of the simple forms to truly be absorbed and appreciated. Taking familiar elements and elevating them to a heightened state of simplicity and grace, they spring from a fountainhead of superb creativity, portraying lifelike human figures within a fantastic, dream-like abstract universe. Her marvelous artwork masterfully explores how the eye perceives reality. In each work, she deftly manipulates form and perspective, resulting in exquisitely elegant compositions. By placing her human subject matter in surreal environments, Ms. Malo prompts the spectator to question their own understanding of reality. All of her figures are delineated in a pure, expressionist manner that relies on bold lines. By focusing on the fundamental features of each form, Ms. Malo gracefully keeps the viewer’s attention on the entirety of the tableau, allowing the overall beauty of the forms to truly be absorbed and appreciated. Ms. Malo takes familiar elements and elevates them to a heightened state of artistic splendor, invigorating the spectator with her outstanding paintings.
Limited Edition 1/10
11” x 17” (framed 13” x 19”)
Chinese Ink on Rice Paper
28.4” x 15.8”The hallmark motifs of contemporary Chinese artist Wu Yuan are ethereal paintings which reflect a meeting point of memory, history, and emotionality. Rooted in the ageless tradition of Chinese Ink on Chinese Rice Paper, her inner artistic vision is inspired by this classic art form as she opens doors to memories of the past. The sense of memory and reflection finds expression in the air of quietness that pervades her compositions and yet, she modernizes the ancient tradition, imbuing it with a heartfelt essence of truth and beauty. This renewal revives and revises the art, breathing new spirit into an archetypal form.
"Fiery Skies Over New York"
24” x 42.5”
Drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s adage: “One touch of nature… makes all the world kin,” Australian artist Agnes Parcesepe’s cityscape paintings of Australia and New York reunite the world through the universal language of natural panoramas. United by her profound love of two international metropolises- Melbourne and New York- her magical cityscape paintings with their enchanting picturesque global vistas poetically translate a communal narrative of personal iconography based on the harbor vistas of these two great cities. Both New York and Australia are the land of immigrants, where the sun, the sky, the water and city belong to all, each united by an infinite horizon which is symbolic of infinite opportunities. By capturing each city’s horizon, she channels the dynamism of these cities and treasures the eternal beauty of their skies which becomes the metaphysical axis that draws the spectator into her world.
Also known by her nom d’artiste,”Agili,” her dioramas burst with explosive vitality as she invites viewers across distant locales, each located on a separate continent. Paying homage to the timeless beauty of the sky, the water and the land, Ms. Parcesepe’s compositions are rich with artistic communication and visual perspectives. Her cityscape dioramas are lyrical metaphors for community, existing as a symbol to abridge distance between locations. Inspired by the universal language of art, she symbolically expresses a means of reconnecting and communicating between far reached places.
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase in its exhilarating AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special exhibition and “Chelsea Roaring 1920’s ~ Great Gatsby” Gala Champagne Reception inaugurates the Opening of the Chelsea Fall Art Season and offers an exhilarating visual synthesis which assiduously captures the senses of both art acquisitors and art aficionados alike with its scintillating regeneration of the visual realm. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and dazzling artistic creativity, these artists’ sophisticated, eclectic and joyful representations of the world shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language. Compelling, lively and emotive, these works resonate through the medium of our shared humanity by celebrating the human spirit and connecting with fundamental aspects of identity.
METAMORPHIC POLARITIES presents four global perspectives through the diverse talent of artists from Canada, Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Germany who spectrally explore non-objective representation through spontaneity, dynamism and the compelling juxtapositions of forms. Sensationally expressing the energy of the world, their brilliant gestural brushstrokes and huetopian color palettes express the spontaneity of journeys into newfound places. C. F. LAU explores the influence of both East and West in his fluid, semi abstract paintings by breathing new life into the ancient tradition of nature painting by integrating nature and harmony as he captures an intimate vision of the inner experience of nature. FRANCE MALO creates exuberant semi-abstract figurative compositions which energetically extoll the active life by capturing animated body movements and culminates in radiating a joie de vivre that mirrors the essence of the individual. PETRA SKOPALOVA’s fantastic geometric articulations of energy and emotion are the centrifugal force which blends pure geometric forms along with vibrant dazzling hues as she achieves a brilliant balance through the synthesis of pattern and line to form brilliant visual color fields. DOROTHEE VERMAATEN’s visual lexicons are abstract emotional prisms that boldly explode into an expressive, richly tactile surface which are alive with pigment and texture and dynamically morph into gestural suggestions of semi-abstract figures, offering a sense of memory and narrative.
MIRRORS of the INVISIBLE captures moments of stasis, accentuating the poetry and tension hidden in sculpture, mobile and mixed media mediums by imbuing purely psychological subjects with a sense of reality and substance. With their unfailing eye, these works synthesize information ranging from reality and cross-referencing imagination, while creating a fragmented space that hovers between the possible and the impossible. PETER DALLOS’s "Struggle" Series are sculptural imageries inspired by historical references morphing into metaphorical symbols of man’s challenges as he encounters the chaos of the world. TED MARTLAND creates dazzling mobiles comprised of organic, simple shapes that float delicately above as they enchant the viewer through perpetually changing perspectives, colors and shapes. MANUELLA MUERNER MARIONI’s kaleidoscopic paintings and intuitive sculptures combine representation and painterly abstraction as she constructs masterful works that are infused with elements that transform the commonplace into a poetic interpretation.
MAGNASCOPIC ARTosphere explores the global legacy of world-wide topography as observed by three gifted international artists hailing from Canada, Australia and China. Their reverie of dream-like landscape paintings are infused with inventive narratives as they address intimate worlds of chromatic color along with textile brushstrokes. Suggesting both a physical and psychological landscape, their luminescent works convey both a powerful physicality juxtaposed with a harmonious spirituality. PATRICIA NEDEN’s powerfully colored and dynamically textured abstract tableaux draws inspiration from the synchronicity of nature and its turbulent geographic tempo as she reveals an inner harmony within the complexity of her layered forms. AGNES PARCESEPE’s magicalcityscape harbor vista paintings of Australia and New York reunite the world through the universal language of natural panoramas reflecting her profound love of two international metropolises, Melbourne and New York, by reflecting their enchanting picturesque global vistas as she poetically translates a communal narrative. WU YUAN’s elegant mist-shrouded rice & ink compositions on Chinese Rice Paper ethereally transcend time and place and are an illuminated dream-like terrain incorporating memory, history, and emotionality as they celebrate the eternal quality of beauty.
APOTHEOSIS of the EYE is a ground-breakingphotography exhibition that references a plurality of international artists from Italy, the U.S. and Spain whose camera lens and digital computer oeuvre focuses on a self-created reality personified by individualized expression. Navigating the liminal space between observation and abstraction, these talented artists articulate the beauty and tension that results when reflecting worlds that exist both inside and outside of the self. MAURO MARTIN ‘s “Neo-Classical Nude” photography series heralds from a tradition of the centuries’ old quest to depict the beauty of the nude female figure as he probes the complexities of the female silhouette and reconsiders the notion of the traditional nude. TAMMY McKINLEY’s optically revealing digital photography mounted on aluminum introduces the viewer to a confluence of nature and technology, as she explores visionary complexities, enabling us to have a physical, psychological and spiritual connection with our universe. JOSEPH O’NEILL’s masterful black and white urban-industrial photography offers a monochrome arcade of life, encapsulating the aesthetics of a modern romantic and mirrors the irrepressible energy of the world as he celebrates the possibility of the unexpected in urban life. FERNANDO SALMON translates his creative visions to the digital form and creates complex colorful geometric equations that reveal a breathtaking scope of color and illumination unmatched in verve as he innovatively displays a full spectrum of dazzling color, line, texture, and light.
"Find the Light" II
Acrylic on Panel
51” x 51”
Contemporary rising star Jiwon Cha paints visceral transformative organic compositions, transcending the requirements of everyday reality to create a world characterized by a poetic economy of expression that can be alternately transporting and meditative. Featuring geometric forms, her oeuvre highlights the intensity of the human emotive experience and is a passionate fusion of unique linear juxtapositions intermingling with geometric forms, as rich, expressive layers of paint contribute to a level of dimensionality. Metamorphosing into mesmerizing compositions, her tableaux is imbued with an emotional visual vocabulary of spiritual revelation as she communicates her unique artistic vision of vibrant parallel realities. Magnetically drawing viewers inward, Jiwon Cha invites contemplation, both intellectually and emotionally with her work, as her masterful paintings are free of boundaries.
Tempting the edge of non-representation, Jiwon Cha blends the marvels of abstraction along with the tactile wonders of the three-dimensional world resulting in visceral canvases that evoke expressive emotional responses from the viewer. Replete with a dazzling color palette along with rich textures that incorporate geometric lines and forms, Jiwon Cha synthesizes the perfect aesthetic environment where color and movement in space crystallize to create entirely new abstract vistas that invite the viewer to look beyond what is seen. Aesthetically and spiritually transcending the natural world, her geometric abstracts can be alternately viewed as Spartan in their restraint or baroque in their richness. These non-objective works are anchored by dynamic lighting and the notion of movement is compellingly conveyed.