Been there or seen there? As today's interactions are mainly virtual it's more likely you've seen it online. The Illusions exhibition is inspired by our perception of today's interactions with media. Highlighting the artiﬁciality of the ideal image and society’s trend to pursue happiness by means of ﬂat pictures and letters. The authors aim to challenge Semantic conventions and hope to extend communication possibilities.
The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 3 to 29 December 2022
BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
Vernissage including introduction by artists|, music and refreshments on Saturday, 3 December from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.
Finissage including music and refreshments on Thursday, 29 December from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
About the artists:
Aziya: Aziya was born in the USSR. She received her ﬁrst bachelor's degree in ﬁne arts at Empire State University of New York State College in 2010. Aziya sees the artist’s role as an independent observer, visualizing current trends and phenomena that aﬀect our world. This guides her to address the prevalence of popular culture in everyday life and relevant issues. In the Illusions series, Aziya presents ﬁgurative and surrealistic compositions constructed with the imagery that's conveyed by everyday media content.
Johannes Ehemann: Schwabach native spent his earlier years as a professional ice Hockey player later transitioning to his true passion, art. Ehemann’s artworks surpass the traditional boundaries of ﬁgurative surrealism using a self-develop Technik of crumbling polaroid photographs and turning them into large-scale artworks on wood and acrylic glass this unique technique strikes a nerve on collectors of all ages
Lee Wagstaﬀ: Berlin-based artist from London studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London and Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan. Has exhibited his body, large-format photographic self-portraits, and graphite work at art and performance venues worldwide. One performance was featured in the Ornament Und Abstraction show at the Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland where he was the ﬁrst Western artist to be featured in the Art Annual, Kobe, Japan.