“Pools of Enchantment” Curated By Eugenia Durandy
Enigmatic Interplay: Marijana Jankovic’s mysterious carpet engages with Fleur Helluin’s vibrant painting, where the mundane and the ethereal entwine, birthing a nostalgic dreamland.
With 5 years in the industry, Eugenia has been working as an independent art dealer, artist manager, and curator with a variety of artists, galleries, and institutions, organizing and curating exhibitions.
She specializes in emerging figurative painting and monumental sculpture.
Marijana Jankovic is a self-taught artist coming from Serbia. Her carpets, handmade in wool, and exploring pop culture in general as well as dreams and visions, strike by the tension between their often apparent naive motifs and the actual hard, patient work that is needed to produce them.
The creations of Fleur Helluin take the form of paintings, sculptures,installations and performative installations. Fleur Helluin's work has been displayed in institutional and commercial spacesin France (Galerie Duchamp), Germany (AKA Galerie), Switzerland (Théâtre deMonthey), the United States (Tussle Projects), and in Belgium (L’Approche artcentre), and is represented by the Red-D gallery in Greece.
Playful, melodic and delicate both works engage with a soft and abstract poetry.
Braw Haus, established in 2018 by Patricia Gloum and Justine Vilgrain, operates as a digital talent representation agency with a focus on elevating global digital artists. Collaborating with a diverse network of over 380 artists, we engage in various projects, from art installations and curated exhibitions to commercials and strategic brand partnerships. With a global presence in Paris, New York, and Athens, Braw Haus is committed to expanding the possibilities of digital creativity and establishing itself as a key player in the field.
Kenichi Yoneda, also known as KYND, explores the intricate interplay between computer algorithms, handcrafted aesthetics, and physical phenomena.
Jimmie James is a multifaceted artist born in 1955 in Brooklyn. He now lives and work in Berlin. In his series "She Left It All Behind", he depicts emotional sincerity and authenticity through organic lines and a thoughtful use of color.
“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” curated by Hala Salem.
Born in Beirut, raised and based in Paris, Hala Salem is an illustrator, Art Director and print designer, her clients include Coach, Aquazzura, La Maison Pierre Frey, Clarins, Luisa Via Roma, Lacoste, Reckitt Benckiser, her work appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, The Coveteur.
The fragmented memories in 'Close Encounters' and the interwoven corollas of 'Petals' are presented to the viewer as clues to unravel an enigma. Within this intricate tapestry of colors and visions, lies something concealed from plain sight—it might be love, time, identity, anything tinged by the delicate hues of our vulnerabilities."
Anna Peter-Breton (b. 1985 in Hungaria) lives and works in Paris. Her joyful imagination takes the viewer to the most cherished places of her human and artistic journey. Whether it be a nude, a vanishing face, a cherry blossom or a landscape, her paintings are the expressions of her physical travels, as well as her inner journeys. They depict Anna’s deepest feelings and emotions linked to particular places or encounters.
Elham Etemadi (b.1983 in Iran ) lives and works in Paris. A doctorate in visual art at the University of Strasbourg in 2018, her work explores through fragmented and colorful composition the themes of memory and nostalgia.
The Curators have invited Sophie Neuendorff to create a conversation between two contemporary painters. Sophie Neuendorf is Vice President at Artnet and Professor at IE University in Madrid.
From the dancing fugue of a female figure in Tunji Adeniyi-Jones's artwork to the iridescent birds seemingly ensnared in Barbara Penhouet's open cage painting, one witnesses a captivating conversation about the lightness of being. Both works eloquently express a delicate yet fervent desire to break free, to transcend, and to take flight.
Tunji Adeniyi-Jones (b. 1982 in the UK) lives and works in the USA. His practice is inspired by the ancient history of West Africa and its attendant mythology, and by his Yoruba heritage.
Barbara Penhouet (b.1990 in France) lives and works as a painter and architect. In her work, Barbara explores the themes of ephemerality and human intimacy.
The Curators has invited Michael Schmidt-Ott to open a conversation between two artists.
Both pieces celebrate the beauty of the female form and pay homage to the master timeless elegance.
Figurative abstraction at its best.
Afro-Matisse is part of a selection of 197 artworks of renown artists, curated by Michael Schmidt-Ott, that will be auctioned for the benefit of Desideria Care e. V. on October 5th in Cologne by Sotheby's. The auction is a cooperation of several Rotary clubs from Vienna and Cologne, too.
Also here is the the beautiful catalog Michael Schmidt-Ott edited after visiting more 150 artists in their studios.