'The Now'

26 April 2021 – 31 May, 2021

‘The Now’ is a group exhibition of four emerging artists: Brad Donovan, Fortune Hunter, Weronika Michalska, and Kyveli Zoi, who all tell their stories of ‘Now.’ Now is the present tense; it is the current moment. It can mean different things to different people as we are all individuals leading our respective lives. Or, it can, on the contrary, be a shared experience we are all going through like the current pandemic, for instance. 

The exhibition brings together both women and men artists from different parts of the world presenting their current version of ‘Now’; it is about four different and/or shared perspectives. It also brings four different artistic approaches, which either ultimately vary or contain similarities. All in all, The Now is showing us a window into the artists’ minds. Through their work, we might discover an issue that we currently associate with, or we haven’t considered it at all. 

The artist Brad Donovan comes from New Zealand. Brad might be drawing inspiration from pop-up masters, but he is constructing his own visual language by deconstructing subjects into their simplest forms while keeping it curious and playful. Born in Germany but raised in Bolivia, Joaquin Lemaitre, aka Fortune Hunter, is painting elements of pop culture and the natural world. He is creating almost surrealist compositions, which portrait the diversity of the human condition. On the other hand, the Greek artist, Kyveli Zoi, draws on her dissimilar cultural background and on different characters and cultures she encounters. Her paintings in the show come from a series called ‘Pressure,’ which inexplicitly touches current socio-political issues. Her work is subtle and symbolic. The Polish artist Weronika Michalska and her practice reflect on her personal struggles and experiences, which concern identity, sexuality, belonging, and emotional availability. The paintings in the show come from two different series; Be Afraid and The Goddess’ body.

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