Thursday, December 29, 2016

Zoria + Nadia

This year I worked on two collaborations, you have seen the posts about Elephant Cosmetics a collaboration with Mr. Twist. 

Zoria + Nadia is a project I'm working on with my friend Zorianna Altomar. We are presenting a line of prints and scarves inspired by Ukranian embroideries created by Zorianna’s maternal grandmother, my own grandmother was also a woman who worked with the needle, she was a seamstress and this inspired me even more to create these designs. When I was little, I had to do some embroideries myself, I disliked it so much, my grandma helped me fishing them so I could pass the class.  

When I first saw the original embroideries, I had the desired to take the beautifully designed elements and free them up. I created digital images of the elements and started to play.  My own work influenced me to created some of the pieces like Stardust was inspired by Viento Estrellado.
In a way, technology has been an inspiration on my work for some time now, so adding something technological to this body of work was just natural, that is when I started to incorporate the QR codes to some of the designs. 

These are some of the designs

They are on view at Zorya Fine Art, 38 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

Monday, December 19, 2016

Elephant Cosmetics - Closing Exhibition at 4 Pareti Gallery


Ends on December 20 the exhibition "Elephant Cosmetics" Mr. Twist (aka Mark Dixon) and Nadia Martinez, hosted by "4uattro Pareti", the space dedicated to contemporary art Via Fiorelli 12 / D, directed by Maria Giovanna Villari . 18:00 pm greetings with the artists and the public, and to follow, on the invitation, the banquet for the closing day of the exhibition focused on the pictures of pachyderms of Rajasthan, the jars with magic potions and bottles with medicinal pro aging.
As part of the exhibition, were exhibited the works of other artists 4 for 4 Saturdays: Lorenzo Migliaccio, Iole Cilento, I Lastrucci Brothers and Fabrizio

4 ParetiChiaia Magazine, Napoli, Dec 2016, pp24

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Flying Colors, Ilona Sochynsky

My curatorial debut, Flying Colors and exhibition of paintings by Ilona Sochynsky at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, CT.

Sochynsky invites you to let your imagination go with her new series of paintings titled "Fugues."

The juxtaposition of colors and shapes helps to create an illusion that stimulates the eye and the mind. Like individual melodies that form a larger musical composition--a fugue or a symphony--her paintings engage in an exciting dialogue, building on the foundations of contrast, rhythm, balance, and harmony.  Each piece is like a small window that explores a different world or possibility, each one is an emphatic achievement.

Flying Colors is an exhibition that combines strength and perseverance. We are putting our colors up to signify our triumphs and victories.

I have currently embarked on a new series of circle paintings titled “Fugues”. Using the circular form I attempt to interweave fragments and textures into a contrapuntal composition, whose basic structure consists of themes stated successively in different voices. With these paintings I aspire to create a state of harmony and to provoke a dreamlike state of altered consciousness in the viewer.  -  Ilona Sochynsky

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Elisir di lunga vita at 4uattro Pareti

Sabato 22 dalle 12 alle 13 siete invitati a sorseggiare con noi un ELISIR DI LUNGA VITA� alla Galleria Le 4 Pareti.

Anche questo weekend le 4Pareti aprono le loro porte e vi invitano a visitare la mostra "Elephant Cosmetics" di Mr. Twist aka Mark Dixon. Ad accogliervi ci saranno Maria Giovanna Villari, Ninotchka ed un ELISIR DI LUNGA VITA che con i suoi effetti magici vi permetterà di ricordare che la mostra è aperta fino a Natale! 

This weekend the 4Pareti open their doors and invite you to visit the exhibition "Elephant Cosmetics". You will be greeted Maria Giovanna Villari, Ninotchka and a LONG LIFE ELIXIR with its magical effects will allow you to remember that the exhibition is open until Christmas! 


Monday, October 3, 2016

Elephant Cosmetics in Napoli

An art show teasing the cosmetics industry is being staged in an art gallery in Napoli, Italy. The exhibition ‘Elephant Cosmetics’ looks at cosmetics through the eyes of elephants and turns human beings’ quest for youth and smooth skin on its head.

The show is the work of Mr. Twist and Nadia Martinez. It is being presented at Le 4Pareti Gallery and opens to the public on 25 September.

More press about the exhibition

Corriere del Mezzogiorno

Napoli Art Magazine

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Up Coming Exhibition - Italy

le 4uattro Pareti
“Elephant Cosmetics” 
di Mr. Twist e collaborazione di Nadia Martinez
Sabato 24 Settembre 2016
Vernissage in Galleria h. 19:30/ 20:30

Via Fiorelli 12d e Via Fiorelli 14, 3° piano, int. 7- 80121 Napoli, Italia

Friday, June 10, 2016

OMG Exhibition at the SAA

Stamford Artwalk 2016 
I'm Happy to announce my upcoming solo exhibition OMG at 
39 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901

June 10th to July 7th, 2016

Opening reception will be during the Artwalk in Stamford Downtown
Friday, June 24th, 2016 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm 

The opening will be the same day as the ARTWALK in Stamford, CT

The ARTWALK in Stamford Downtown is yet another step towards showcasing the growing art community and collectors market in Stamford Downtown. Created by Stamford Downtown Special Services District, a phenomenal experience awaits ARTWALK patrons. Take a stroll through the Downtown streets and visit 7 participating galleries, enjoy live music & dancing. We look forward to celebrating the arts with you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Creative Mischief 2016
5th Annual Creative Mischief
On View: May 19 - 29, 2016

Join us for the Creative Mischief Exhibition and see the National Academy Museum & School transformed by the vision of the faculty, alumni and students of the National Academy School.
1083 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Gallery Hours:
For Creative Mischief Only
Monday - Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Artist Residence at the Museum of Art and Design

I am an Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design Artist Studios program on Fridays from February 5th, 2016 to May 27th, 2016. Come visit!!

Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

The Artist Studios are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. and 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Monday, January 18, 2016

From The Heart at Zorya Fine Art Gallery

I'm exhibiting several works at Zorya Fine Art, including my latest piece Finding My Way and Stardust (this piece is on collaboration with Zorya)

Stardust, © 2016 Zorya Nadia Collection


January 16, 2016 - March 30, 2016

In one of the most memorable moments in Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, the main character learns an important, if simple, secret: “one sees well only with the heart.”

Seeing with the heart is what brings forth giving from the heart. Generosity is enabled and enriched by empathy.From the Heart, the latest exhibition at Zorya Fine Art, brings together an international team of artists united and inspired by this underlying principle. Their explorations lead them to engage with imagery and media raging from traditional to boldly experimental.

Speaking from the heart means sharing both laughter and pain; it is an outpouring of love and a determination to persevere in struggles large and small. In the dark short days of winter, it reveals to us new sources of light. Seeing with your heart is about establishing and nurturing community, not by denying or suppressing our identities but by reaching out and discovering new things to embrace.

In their quest to speak from the heart, a Honduran artist can find inspiration in the traditional patterns and symbolism of Ukrainian embroidery, a Ukrainian artist can playfully reference Jasper Johns, an artist working with abstract imagery can find unexpected affinities with the figurative. In the process, traditions are celebrated and subverted; irony discovers a profound spiritual dimension. Such new connections help us rethink who we are and find new ways to understand and celebrate our own unique contributions to this world.

In short, new ways of engaging with art are born that unite seeing with our eyes with seeing with our hearts.

Zorya Fine Art invites you to join us on this journey of exploration and discovery.

Curated by Professor Vitaly Chernetsky, Associate Professor, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas and President of the Zorya, Inc., Foundation.

Artists: Ralph C. Roe II, Nadia Martinez, Sergey Stepanenko, Michelle Rogers, C Finley, Petro Bevza, Ilona Sochynsky, Zorya - Nadia

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