Duality of the whole

from 20 to 26 January 2023

Medina Art Gallery, Rome (Italy).

MarkoAlabaster

Marko Alabaster

United Kingdom
 

The diesel dragon

2021 oil on canvas

A carnival boat has been stolen and equipped with two high powered Mercedes engines. The purpose is to fish illegally off the shores of Taiwan. No boat can catch this one.

 

Marie Pierre Arpin

Germany
 

Épineux

2020 ink 

 

Sentier

2020 ink 

Yvonne Benasser

France
 

Series: Land of exploration – Un-
known land and I

2022 mixed media

The strength of colors is similar to the life force.

An infinitely available palette. Let them be shimmering, all in nuances, according to their desires. It marks the personality.

Joyful, here it is celebrated as a life force, generously beautiful.

 
Jaen-MarieBidet

Jaen-Marie Bidet

Switzerland
 

Gust of wind in Ouessant

2022 mixed media

By following an essentially intuitive process, Jean-Marie Bidet brings out the sensations of nature.

All we have to do is look, feel and listen to Mother Nature, our dear Gaia. Then it starts to fall into place, helped by our spiritual guide who takes the lead.

Her apprehension of the environment is a subjective wandering where drifting becomes freedom.
The artist works with a mixture of various media; printing ink, pen, felt pen, various soft pencils, sometimes very diluted walnut stain that he refines with lead.

His poetic force is based on a voluntarily reduced palette often treated with a value of bichromy; a black and white duality, between depth and illumination, darkness and revelation, revealing the visible and the hidden, the elusive and the known. The emergence is thus built in a gradual revelation.
The painter seems inhabited by the idea of making permanent the most ephemeral, the most evanescent states, confronted with the force of the elements and that of the wind in particular.

I speak of the wind that we do not see. Often the wind becomes the engine of things.
Everything gets carried away, flies and moves.

AgostinoCaligiuri

Agostino Caligiuri

Italy
 

Dissonanza

2022 digital holographic printed on canvas

L’opera che l’ artista presenta alla mostra “ Duality” di Roma si chiama DISSONANZA, in base all’ apparente squilibrio tra le due parti dell’ immagine. Si susseguono variazioni di motivi cromatici, che comprendono anche dei vuoti, come se si attendesse un compimento… L’ immagine grafica è ottenuta dall’ artista tramite un algoritmo originale e stampato su tela in copia unica.

Marta Carceller

Marta Carceller

Spain
 

Wave alive

2021 acrylic on canvas

“Wave alive” is a work made on a sandy base, where the colors of the wave want to convey freshness and spontaneity. The color strokes are applied with a brush and a spatula. You can also see drops splashed by the waves.

Chamie Cheung _

Chamie Cheung

Hong Kong
 

Intelligence

2022 oil on cavas

 

Untitled

2022 oil on cavas

My art, is a combination of colors and music instinct and allow its atmosphere lead the way. I capture the discomfort, and construct of a world that brings the contrary.

Paul Delannée

France
 

Untitle

2022 engraving

Mon art de résume à la conception et la représentation de détails non perceptibles ordinairement.

Savas Deli

Savas Deli

Germany
 

Mona and Lisa in abstract kingdom

2018 acrylic on canvas

Mainly look for challenges for motives and situations. I paint in stressful moments but also in quiet moments. the creation of new colors and shapes fills me with happiness and joy.

Elisa Dottori

Elisa Dottori

Italy
 

Dagli specchi si andava e si veniva

2020 mixed media

Un giorno il regno degli specchi si scuoterà da questo letargo magico,i due mondi,lo speculare e l’umano,torneranno ad essere ciò che erano sempre stati.
Il primo a svegliarsi sarà il pesce,dal fondo dello specchio scorgeremo una linea sottile…poi, gradualmente,verranno svegliandosi anche le altre forme.
In questa opera ho voluto cogliere ed illuminare ciò che per me è il messaggio di uno degli scritti di J.L.Borges, tratto da “”Manuale di zoologia fantastica””, ho cercato di capire la connessione segreta degli opposti che da sempre,ogni artista,ha il desiderio di rivelare.

Rika Maja Duevel

Rika Maja Duevel

The Netherlands
 

Where things begin

2022 mixed media

This piece focuses on the unseen layers, the starting points and pathways we take when starting something new. Some things are hidden, complimentary concepts arise but they are all part of that beginning, some lines are soft some are harder. The figure in red teeters on the edge of a concept and sometimes is overwhelmed by what surrounds them.

Mario Formica

Italy
 

Eden postvirale

2020 mixed media

Lucrezia Giacometti

Lucrezia Giacometti

Italy
 

Reflection of a connection

2022 mixed media

Nella società, viene spesso criticata ed etichettata come ‘sbagliata’ quella parte di ciascun individuo descritta come ‘il lato oscuro’. In realtà essa caratterizza, anche se solo in parte, la personalità di ognuno di noi ma, in quanto ‘lato oscuro ‘, viene represso a causa dei costanti giudizi che lo sovrastano fino ad arrivare a celarlo quasi totalmente per dare risalto alla parte migliore di noi, come a farla diventare una ‘perfezione’ imposta. È proprio attraverso quest’opera che viene rappresentato l’individuo al centro dei due opposti: la contrapposizione tra i colori, le emozioni e le peculiarità che lo definiscono, si fondono nella percezione di un unico riflesso che rappresenta l’equilibrio, l’essenza che ci appartiene e ci deve accompagnare nel nostro percorso; una ponderatezza che simboleggia una nuova consapevolezza che porta l’individuo ad Essere, a riconoscersi.
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In society, that part of each individual described as ‘the dark side’ is often criticized and labeled as ‘wrong’. In reality, it characterizes, even if only in part, the personality of each of us but, as a ‘dark side’, it is repressed because of the constant judgments that overwhelm it to the point of almost completely concealing it to emphasize the best part of us, how to make it become an imposed ‘perfection’. It is precisely through this work that the individual is represented at the center of the two opposites: the contrast between colors, emotions, and peculiarities that define it, merge in the perception of a single reflection that represents balance, The essence that belongs to us and must accompany us in our journey; a thoughtfulness that symbolizes a new awareness that leads the individual to Being, to recognize.
Kathrin Gorczak

Kathrin Górczak

The Netherlands

 

Taurus

2021 clay

Angel

2022 clay, amethyst & rosequartz crystals

 

Volumes somewhere between realistic and abstract

MihaiHaita

Mihai Haita

Romania
 

Monique

2022 oil on cavas

This painting does not tell a story, it shows emotions and it is in the eyes of the beholder to discover them and let them relate to his own life experiences”. She is strong and hopefull

Monika Hartl

Monika Hartl

Austria
 

Changing side

2022 photography

CHANGING SIDE: Luce e ombra in forte relazione per eccellenza. Eppure, quasi
inosservato, avviene un cambio di schieramento.

SEITENWECHSEL: Licht und Schatten in einer Beziehung ‚par excellence‘. Und doch, fast
unbeachtet, findet ein Seitenwechsel statt.

CHANGING SIDE: Light and shadow in strong relation par excellence&. And yet, almost
unnoticed, a change of sides takes place.

RogerIles

Roger Iles

United Kingdom
 

Proys

2022 acrylic on canvas board

My artwork explores this space in-between by utilizing a diptych form which allows me to depict both the unobserved object in abstract form juxtaposed against the recognizable shape of a bird representing the perception by the subject. 

Inushima

Inushima

Japan
 

Simulated experience

2022 digital photo collage/acrylic

I think that the spectators will feel some kind of story from this artwork, which is composed of a collage of memories of existing in scenery and objects, and my own memories of drawings. In this work, “Simulated experience” I hope that spectators will experience memories that lie dormant in the depths of others or themselves through the artwork.

JBG

Italy
 

FREEDOM/SLAVE

2022 digital collage and photo editing on giclée print

 

Rada Koleva Genova

Rada Koleva-Genova

Italy

 

Mancano…

2022, Sofia

ManuelLangstadlinger

Manuel Langstadlinger

Austria
 

Porajmos 2

2017 pencil on paper

Porajmos is to Roma what the Shoah is to the Jewish community. Translated into English, the title of my work means „devour“. This term comes from Romanes, a very old Indo-Aryan language related to Sanskrit and still spoken today by the Roma and numerous sub-groups.
In this work of art, the involuntary suffering as a community in this dark time of visions is graphically recorded and serves as a reminder that something like this shouldn‘t happen again.

Lausen

Lausen

Switzerland
 

L-17-001

2017 photography

Building blocks of perception — the impressions, the subjective reality of the situation. Dueling the reality and circumstances that cannot be encountered

ChristinaMitterhuber

Christina Mitterhuber

Austria
 

Moonlight sonata

2021 oil, pigments, glitter on canvas

Mondscheinsonate/Moonlight Sonata was inspired by Beethoven. The moon sometimes is both majestic and surreal.

ValeriaMorasso

Valeria Morasso

Italy
 

Beyond the city

2022 acrylic on canvas

I’ve represented a city from a dual vision: at the top there are visible gray and sad buildings while at the bottom there are cheerful color flows . All co-exists together “ugly” and “not ugly”, “visible” and “hidden

Taro Mukai

Japan
 

Life is flaming up

2022 photography on japanese paper

Obviously, we are all alive.
When you are seized with lots of despair and the heart fit to break,
or lots of happiness filled your heart,
When you were betrayed by a reliable beloved and felt alone,
or be grasped you really feel by a bastard, but couldn’t help feeling less alone,
The Heart always continues to beat,
Have a meal when feeling hungry,
Drink water when getting thirsty,
And go to sleep when getting tired.
Please love all your emotions which only humans or nobody but you can feel.
That’s exactly what only you can do.
Now, the Life living you is majestically flaming up. 

Attila Olasz

Hungary
 

Metamorphosis mythology

2021 oil on canvas

My work Metamorphosis mythology refers to both of these. A mythological creature that is human and animal at the same time. There is a struggle against internal contradictions.

Raczynska

Weronika Raczynska

Poland
 

Unknown place

2017 acrylic on canvas


Unknown Place is a picture of a rare view – unknown place. Is it possible in today world that any place is unknown while everything can be seen through internet, video monitoring?

Raczynska

Sara Rashidi

Iran
 

Birds of an empty nest from an untitled series, (Edition 3/5)

2022 black & white photo (printed on epson enhanced matte paper)

In this picture, I froze the flying bird’s wings to depict the contradictory concept of flight which
stillness and movement are simultaneously its visual component elements.

Anke Riemenschneider

Germany
 

A rose is a rose is a life (from the series A rose is a rose is a life)

2022 new media art: digital composition, digital painting, photography

A rose is a rose is a life _ Moment musicaux (from the series A rose is a rose is a life)

2022 new media art: digital composition, digital painting, photography

Veronika Sekotová

Czech Republic
 

AMoody

2022 acrylic, oil pastels on canvas

“A” is a beginning. The dawn of a new day, when we are yet to discover what awaits us and what destiny holds. We cannot precisely define our mood. It fluctuates throughout the day, influenced by surrounding events and our inner feelings. This painting shows the beginning of “something”. It could be taking shape while sitting on the morning train looking out through fogged-up glass. Various thoughts, words, and phrases run through our heads as our mood gradually emerges as part of our being, influencing subsequent actions and interactions.

Sou

Sou

Japan

 

Beyond the line

2022 resin acrylic paint

Beyond the line
The possibilities are endless.
There is nothing that cannot be done.
That’s right.
In life, through repeated failures, what qualities do you have that you are suited for? You will realize and find your own meaning in the society of others.
In the society of others, you create your own line that you must not miss.
But you know what?
It is a line that you yourself have created that is necessary in the society of others.

If there is the essential self on the other side of that line….

Stop and look!

On the other side of the line, there is a new you, with unknown and beautiful values.

Soul Sparkles

Soul Sparkles

USA

 

Dress me in gemstones

2022 mixed media

The spirit of life is full of moments some bright some dull but mostly I believe each of us wants to feel like this piece, bold, bright, vibrant, happy, deeply fulfilled, clothed in love & cherished in our uniqueness, this is a visionaries vision of the artist expression of living in a conceptual realm of gems, each color signifies many emotions.

Maria Carolina Terracciano

Maria Carolina Terracciano

Italy

 

Lo scrigno

2022 Pomigliano d’Arco

Nasce dalla dualità l’unità, dal padre e dalla madre il figlio che porta in sé il padre, la madre e tuttavia è un’altra persona. Questo mistero è connesso ad ogni cosa: la sostanza e l’essenza si integrano per dare origine all’arte, la tela che ne è il sublime.

Maxim Timofeev

Maxim Timofeev

United Arab Emirates

 

Food for the mind 3

2022 mixed media

The seeming confusion of the world order 12

2022 mixed media

About these moments of the injustice of the world, when everything is built perfectly and should go according to plan, but at some point, something breaks down and it follows in a series of unpleasant events. Feelings when you are torn apart, you try to collect everything, but again it does not come out. The ground is slipping away from under your feet, a sense of instability, uncertainty, and even helplessness. Everyone has experienced this. What to do at such moments?

At some point, my mutton stubbornness decided to take a day off and I was forced to try an alternative option. To tell the world, OK, let’s see what happens, I won’t resist. And to my great surprise, events began to change, it was very scary, but in the end, it turned out much better than I could have imagined. Apparently, the universe has its own plans for us and it makes it clear to us. We can resist, or we can trust the Supreme. It can be scary, but we have faith.

Enrica Toce

Italy

 

Il velo di Maya

2022 mixed media

La pittura, da me intitolata “”Il Velo di Maya””, è stata realizzata con una tecnica mista attraverso l’impiego di colori acrilici e pasta modellante.

La sovrapposizione di colori ed elementi crea un gioco ottico non solo di contrasti, ma anche di trasparenze e velature finalizzato a far intravedere o a celare un elemento simbolico che è parte 
dell’intelaiatura. Questo dipinto tende a mostrare come il nostro sguardo non riesca a captare il mistero della realtà che ci circonda, che nella pittura viene rappresentata da quattro delta ciascuno dei quali simboleggia un elemento della Natura (acqua, terra, fuoco ed aria) su uno sfondo cangiante che raffigura l’etere.

La realtà fatta di componenti materiali ed immateriali, non può essere vista per ciò che essa è, perché lei stessa è un mistero che si nasconde dietro un velo.

Marijana Vargić

Marijana Vargić Petričušić

Croatia

 

Master aplied art

2021 mixed media

I start my work with stylized drawings of the face, lips, eyes and nose. I let myself be guided by the play of colors and geometric shapes. I paint with pastel and pure colors and strengthen them with geometric structures. As the art historian Vuković said, “For a moment, it can be seen that the bold, energetic and euphoric chromatic excitement, which passionately moves this artist, dominates the drawings of faces and geometric structures.

It’s as if it wants to cover up, suppress the depth of the gaze of eyes that are open, large, eager to look into life, the world, the world of art”. They offer a view towards, as interpreted by Kandinsky, the inner necessity, towards thoughts, perceptions, emotions, cognitions, beliefs, ideas.They are a reflection of what is hidden and what needs to be analytically revealed.

RebeccaVolkmann

Rebecca Volkmann

USA

 

We’re all star stuff

2017 mixed media

The figures in “We’re all star stuff” scrutinize the horizon with curiosity, ready to grasp the unknown challenges that life puts before them. These characters seem to come somewhere from within my own DNA, appear as the painting unfolds, and are unafraid of obstacles life is bringing their way.

Horst Weber

Germany

 

When the apple tree blossoms in the garden of the Hesperides tear down the grid of your prison, golden apples will soon emerge from it

2017 digital art/photography

With my work, I would like to show the duality of a symbiosis of a photograph and digital art in one work, the Garden of the Hesperides.

Based on a photo of a tree blossom in spring, this is an experiment with a computer program that segments a photo into many individual parts. A photo experiment in which the result convinced me.

The structure, which looks like a prison lattice, represents the emergence of the blossoms from the prison of the Garden of the Hesperides and the subsequent transformation of the blossoms into a golden apple.

Ivo Zibulla

Germany

 

Mindscape#T42QA (with pyres and mountains)

2020 acrylic on canvas

The title links the analog painting to a digital phenomenon, where in 3D open world games, the landscapes are procedurally generated by algorithms and a input string – a so called seed. My own perception of creating analog paintings isn’t much different, as I follow some unforeseen algorithmic patterns while creating an artwork in the process.