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Artists & Exhibitions



07.01. - 31.01.2023


Exhibition by Adi Oz-Ari, Maria Sanchez, Ganna Nesterenko and Vasil Berela

Galerie SLP opens the new year with a group exhibition titled Monochrome. Exploring collective consciousness through the human psyche. Color is abstracted, utilized as a tool to direct the focus of the viewer into self-reflection. From the 7th of January to the 31st, the gallery is showing works of four international artists portraying their own interpretations of emerging social issues. Themes include the relationship between humans, machines and the existential efforts to survive and realize ourselves in a fast-evolving, technocratic society. 
The exhibition examines what lies beyond human consciousness, bridging the gap into the future realms of artificial intelligence and spaces created within deep learning. Deconstructing the human anatomy allows the artists to submerge themselves deeper into layers of the psyche, exploring the field of neuroscience and linking it wıth the study of neural networks, as a result, reconstructing the consciousness in a surrealistic way, presenting the possibilities of a connection between the corporal and the artificial the neurochemical and the digital as a gateway to the ethereal.
Viewers of the exhibition are invited to examine the creation, ranging from digital prints to scanned biological matter, while the works also offer different perspectives of the human experience from international artists and their exposure and approach to artificial intelligence as a part of our collective consciousness.
From small-scale prints to big paintings, Monochrome will tell the story of the human mind and the evolution of our social constructs. Obscured in the monochrome palette the saturation is achieved through the surreal, depicting collective thought within the complexities of the human social structure. Internal dialogues of the indivıdual fill the social frameworks, resulting in a projectıon of the intimate onto a global network.
Combining modernism with the usage of unconventional material, the viewers are invited to pause, stay still for a moment and feel the connection to the art, the artists and to the world through the images. Monochrome features works that encourage the viewer to start 2023 with a bit of inner-reflection. Works from the exhibition will be available for purchase,  general admission is free.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 7 to 31 January 2023 daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Admission is free.


About the artists:

Adi Oz-Ari holds an undergraduate degree from the Midrasha College of Art at the Beit Berl Academic College (2012) and earned an MFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2015), following her interest in the human body and the machine. What fascinates her is the link between processes and illnesses taking form within the body. Her practice examines the expressive possibilities of the body-mind tie in terms of concepts of pain, disintegration, and loss. Inert and organic materials originating in her own and foreign bodies are the elements with which she works. Like a chemical reaction, they undergo a transformation to come together into a lyrical image that sometimes loses its source entirely through a process of abstraction.

María Sánchez takes a critical view of social and cultural issues. Often referencing human behavior, her work explores the varying relationships between the physical and non-physical world. Since 2015, Sánchez's artworks have been exhibited at spaces and galleries both nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions of her different series of paintings, digital art, and photography. One of her notable projects was the collaboration with WildAid foundation against ivory traffic. Figures such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen DeGeneres, and Prince William were involved.

Ganna Nesterenko is a Ukrainian visual and performative artist. She is part of the Artist Collective Berlin. She researches non-figurative approaches in artistic expression, freedom from shape and connecting to the collective subconscious. Her main intention for her viewers is to invite them to open up and step into their own dreamworld, using her painting as a mirror for daydream and connecting with their own subconscious.

Vasil Berela was born 1986 in Georgia, now lives and works in Berlin. Berela studied architecture from 2003 to 2004 at the State Academy of Arts in Tbilisi. He ultimately enrolled in the Berlin Weißensee Kunsthochschule from 2015 to 2021 to study fine arts. He has been teaching sculpting at the Kunsthochschule as of 2022. When he studies people's attempts to achieve transcendental experiences in his works, he consistently finds the same conclusion: people frequently vegetate ineffectively as social biomasses.