Amalia Dulhan – Love, Skin and other Fairytales
Starting October, Art Yourself Gallery can be visited in a new space, on 88 Clucerului Street, Bucharest, and one of the first two exhibitions hosted here is the solo show ‘Love, Skin and other Fairytales’ by Amalia Dulhan (recently interviewed).
The exhibition, open until October 31st, 2014, is composed of two distinct bodies of work, two ‘volumes’ revealing the fairytale about the end of pure youth and innocence. The first volume presents the Self in the role of both storyteller and story, while the second explores love and its ephemeral character.
Amalia Dulhan offers visitors an exclusive view to an intimate world where the Self blossoms, sometimes burns or restrains itself, releasing energies that take the form of geometrical patterns, floral motifs or fantastic creatures, according to various emotions, experiences and influences. It seems like an unstable and quite hard to control entity, almost like a demon with its own existence and will inside a time and space that you’ve always considered yours. When the Self expands enough to intersect with the Other, a new relationship unfolds. Beyond the appearance of happiness an imminent end always threatens the moment of love, incapable of manifesting outside the senses, as something that is only now and lasts no less and no more than a beat of the heart or the hold of a hand.
‘Hansel und Gretel’
‘Daimon the white eyed’
Images © Amalia Dulhan & Art Yourself Gallery
‘Love, Skin and other Fairytales’ by Amalia Dulhan
‘Sweet Chimaera’ / ‘Snedronningen’
‘Rosenrot’ / ‘Daimon the white eyed’
‘La fée’ / ‘Rumpelstiltskin’
‘La belle au bois dormant’
‘Bend / ‘Drop’
Photos: The re:art