INTO BLACK group show recap

From June 11th to July 10th, 2015, Tipografia Gallery in Bucharest hosted the exhibition ‘INTO BLACK’ featuring paintings, sculpture, object, graphic and experimental sound artworks by a group of Romanian artists who explored the concept of absolute blackness, in its multiple levels of meaning – death, rebirth, sin. The powerful contrast with the whiteness of the walls and the presence of red in several works amplified the impact of the show, curated by Alexandru Davidian.

INTO BLACK

Works by Lea Rasovszky, Marian Zidaru and Iulia Nistor/ Photo: Remus Andrei Ion

INTO BLACK/ Photo: Remus Andrei Ion

Works by Ptere Sbt and Roman Tolici/ Photo: Remus Andrei Ion

Galeria Tipografia

Works by Tara von Neudorf and Dan Gavriș/ Photo: The re:art

 

Lea Rasovszky (featured) – ‘The Heaviest Weight on my Pristine Shoulders’ (2014)

The metallic structure representing a seesaw with a big cross in its center and velvet-like pillows, which we last saw at the exhibition ‘PASAJ’ during NAG#8, turns the childhood object into a mechanism of manipulation, where the zero point no longer exists and equilibrium is rather dynamic, intensifying with each ups and downs, accelerating towards and distancing from the overwhelming symbol of religion. The question remains: Who is seated on the other side and disrupts the balance?

Photo: Remus Andrei Ion

Photo: Remus Andrei Ion

Lea Rasovszky

Lea presenting her work to a young visitor at the INTO BLACK finissage / Photo:The re:art

 

Roman Tolici (featured) – ‘GRANDMATERNITY’ (2013)

Talking about his fascination with black as a symbol of absolute mystery, of death, darkness and the unknown, Roman Tolici expresses the intensity, beauty and meaning of finding light within blackness, annihilating the possibility of nothingness. His work captures this extraordinary contrast between light and darkness, between innocence and the malefic, divine and demonic.

Roman Tolici - GRANDMATERNITY

Roman Tolici - GRANDMATERNITY (detail)

Roman Tolici - GRANDMATERNITY (detail)

Photos: The re:art

 

Tara von Neudorf (featured)

When referring to black, which is predominant in his works, no matter the technique, Tara von Neudorf explains he considers it a true source of life, paradoxically optimistic, expressing the full range of human feelings and experiences. His exhibited works reflect dark moments in the history of humanity, through the dictatorship regimes symbols, but also the irony of our dark beliefs.

Tara von Neudorf

Tara von Neudorf

Photos: The re:art

 

Marian Zidaru

In the vision of the artist, it is not the darkness itself which is black, but its content. Marian Zidaru envisions darkness as a place of permanent return, of the obscure and impenetrable infinite. According to the artist, in his works, black is a threat, and darkness – the space where it is born.

Marian Zidaru/ Photo: Remus Andrei Ion

Photo: Remus Andrei Ion

Photos: Remus Andrei Ion

Marian Zidaru (detail)

Photo: The re:art

 

Iulia Nistor – ‘Something between vegan eye shadow and alien organism’ (2014-2015)

Following Aristotle’s concept of matter and form, the artist reflects on painting as matter that the viewer gives form through his personal interpretation of the represented object. Thus, there are endless possible interpretations and matter always transforms, is in constant motion, as its form changes depending on the subjectivity and cultural background of the viewer.

‘Something between vegan eye shadow and alien organism’ (2014-2015)

Photo: The re:art