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