3 years of Art Yourself Gallery • Anniversary exhibitions
For their 3 year anniversary, Art Yourself Gallery (read interview) had three exhibitions. Below are a few highlights from the group show ‘Exotic’, part of the project 11172014 and Radu Rodideal’s solo show ‘Nostalgia’.
EXOTIC / PROJECT 11172014
‘Exotic’, the 8th exhibition of the project 11172014, explores the idea of exoticism, diversity and our relationship with the other in the current context, where different cultures, spaces and times intersect in an online environment. However, inside the art gallery, we find the mystery we long for and discover new visions that still amaze us.
Artists – project 11172014
Aitch, Felix Aftene, Gabriel Caloian, Codruţa Cernea, Mihail Cosuleţu, Cristian Crisbăşan, Suzana Dan, Amalia Dulhan, Andreea Floreanu, Cornel Lazia, Ileana & Cătălin Oancea, Dragoş Pătraşcu, Tudor Pătraşcu, Radu Rodideal, Adrian Sandu, Bogdan Teodorescu, Ioana Ursa.
© Aitch – All she ever wanted / ‘Careful what you wish for’. Read our interview with Aitch here.
Amalia Dulhan / Ileana Oancea
Amalia Dulhan – Bride / ‘Nothing is new and more exciting than a new electric concatenation of neurons in my brain’.
Read our interview with Amalia here.
Ileana Oancea – DOOI / ‘The exotic is not necessarily “distant”, it can be found right next to us – if we change the material and/ or the place of an usual object it transforms and we will look at it with new eyes’.
Codruța Cernea – The Boat. Read our interview with Codruța here.
Gabriel Caloian – Emisar I
Ioana Ursa – Artist de mahala / ‘Some are not only artists…’
Dragoș Pătrașcu – Lumina mută
Felix Aftene – Exotic
Cristian Crisbășan – A Journey into The Realm of Senses / From ‘Les Monstreuses Saveurs Du Palais’, performance by Cristiana Cott Negoescu – Vama Veche, August 28, 2014. Models: Cristiana Negoescu & Denisa Niță.
‘Our hope for hallucinations lies in the illusion for evolution in an extrinsic world’.
Cornel Lazia – Take me down / To the paradise city
Tudor Pătrașcu – Didactic monster
Bogdan Teodorescu – Great Romanian Nude
View catalog / Translation: The re:art.
View more from 11172014 here.
RADU RODIDEAL – NOSTALGIA
Painting and music are the two means of artistic expression that Radu Rodideal harmoniously combines in his complex project ‘Nostalgia’. He started the project in October 2012 and finally reached his goal in September 2014.
According to the artist, 840 animation frames were painted, however, only 37 have remained in a physical form. The process was direct, consisting in repainting and sequential shooting the same support, while the music in the animation was a result of a single recording.
As for the concept, the project is a metaphor revealing the effort of reconciliation with the self through a character who, anchored in the past, attempts suicide on a daily basis leaving luck to decide in his favor.
Photos: The re:art.
The exhibitions can be visited until September 30th, 2014.