Nicolas Vionnet, ‘Island – Catch Me If You Can’
Nicolas Vionnet is a multidisciplinary visual artist who lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. His practice crosses disciplines from large-scale paintings to installation and object-based art.
Nicolas Vionnet’s sculptures and installations are perplexing and uncanny. His practice lies at the intersection between irritation and integration. His works are subtle, often ironic, and inspire curiosity through their seamless integration with the landscape or readymade object of his choosing. From installing a plane of real grass turf in the center of an artificial pond to reclaiming what was lost or fashioning a walker with a floor lamp, Vionnet’s interventions are continually captivating.
Borbála Ida Gergely, ‘Fading Light’
Borbála Ida Gergely is a painter whose work focuses on recurring themes of loneliness and optimism and the comlex duality of isolation and freedom.
Her work represents an emotional response to perceived isolation brought on by a state of complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society. This concept is reflected in many aspects of her work – in the narrowing, empty buildings with blind windows, in the claustrophobic environment, or the bare, unoccupied skies in the background.
And yet there is also an optimistic view on life that is present here, a perspective where being alone doesn’t always have to be painful. Harmonious and vibrant colors and symbols like open doors and stairs, kites, and balls, are symbols of self-liberation and emotional empowerment.
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