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Monday, 19 June 2017

Pokras Lampas: F is for... Fendi

Virtuoso painter Pokras Lampas went big for a project for "F is for… FENDI", painting the largest calligraphy ever created in Italy! 

No less than 500 litres of yellow paint were needed to cover the 1250 square meters of the roof of the magnificent FENDI Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (Colosseo Quadrato) in Rome. According to the artist, the piece is about the millenials generation and their aspiration to "freedom, being fearless, freaky and having fun".

Congratulations to Pokras Lampas for an impressive and visually striking performance!

  • > Go to fisfor.fendi.com to find out more
  • > And discover more of Pokras Lampas' original paintings here
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VIDEO © Sergey Valyaev 2017

 

 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

David Kim Whittaker at La Fondazione Mudima, Milan

The exhibition 'A Portrait for Human Presence' by David Kim Whittaker and curated by Joseph Clarke opens on 6 June 2017 at La Fondazione Mudima in Milan, Italy. It will run until 7 July 2017.

‘Portrait for Human Presence’ is an exhibition of new works, offering an overview of a number of key themes that feature in David Kim Whittaker's pantheon of imagery. ‘Journeys of Hope and Despair’ illustrates an exodus, where hope is sustained and salvation is sought on the journey from Damascus. The monumental ‘Perpetual Sin’ triptychs illustrate mankind in conflict, our primal urge to tear apart and destroy, where power and greed cast long shadows, and where the sacred is sacrificed and divinity is lost. And finally ‘The Feminine Oppressed’ is a small series of works where one is urged to contemplate that boys and girls are not always born equal depending on where in the world they originate.

The exhibition also coincides with the launch of a 160-page monograph with texts by Joseph Clarke, David Kim Whittaker and David Rosenberg.

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  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • 'A Portrait for Human Presence', David Kim Whittaker.
  • 6 June - 7 July 2017
  • Fondazione Mudima, Via Tadino 26, Milan, Italy.
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  • >> Find out more on mudima.net
  • >> Download the press release in English here

Friday, 2 June 2017

Manolo Valdés: solo exhibition at Opera Gallery Paris

A painter, drawer, sculptor and engraver, Manolo Valdés is internationally known and regarded as one major figure of the art scene of the second half of the 21st century. Since the beginning of 2017, Opera Gallery has proudly collaborated with the Spanish artist worldwide; and we are now delighted to formally and officially introduce his work to the Paris art scene. 

From June 2nd to July 2nd, the exhibition "Los Géneros : Pintura e Escultura" will take place at Opera Gallery Paris. Manolo Valdés will revisit the classic theme of female portrait through a collection of sculptures - some monumental - carved out of wood, aluminum or bronze; as well as with paintings created out of rich and diverse materials such as oil, canvas and burlap.

Throughout the exhibition, Manolo Valdés will use his signature “cobalt” blue as the base for a reflexion on his personal history as well as on the history of art; thus transcending forms and revisiting the traditional codes of iconography in visual art. 

"Los Géneros : Pintura e Escultura" is Manolo Valdés’s first great solo exhibition in Paris and 90% of the works exhibited have never been shown to the public before!


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Ran Hwang at the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore

South Korean contemporary artist Ran Hwang goes on show at the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) in Singapore, in the contemporary section of the exhibition “Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life”.

Spanning some 500 years, Joseon was Korea’s last dynasty, and the legacy of its courtly culture and vibrant city life lives on in South Korea today. In the ACM exhibition, treasures from the National Museum of Korea, the National Palace Museum of Korea, and the Deagu National Museum go on display for the first time in Singapore.

The exhibition is accompanied by programmes and talks relating to Joseon Korea and contemporary Korean culture; as well as a site-specific large-scale installation by Ran Hwang, famous for her work using pins, buttons, and thread.

 

  • "Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life
  • Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore. 
  • Until 23 July 2017.
  • More information

 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Lita Cabellut: from street child to world renowned artist

Lita Cabellut talked to The Economist about spending the first 12 years of her life living on the streets of Barcelona and leaving behind a life of poverty to become one of Spain's most popular living artists. 

Inspiring and moving words from one of Opera Gallery's top contemporary artists... 


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Art Central Hong Kong 2017

Opera Gallery returns to Art Central with a staggering selection of works by contemporary artists Gérard Rancinan, Lita Cabellut, Yasmina Alaoui, Valay Shende, Kim Ilhwa, Zhuang Hong Yi, Yassine Mekhnache, Pascal Haudressy and Andy Denzler - alongside exceptional masterpieces by Yayoi Kusama, Bernard Buffet and Fernando Botero. 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Booth B14
21 - 25 March 2017
Art Central, Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
More info: HKG@OPERAGALLERY.COM or artcentralhongkong.com

 

>> Buy tickets

>> Preview Opera Gallery's booth on Artsy

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Art Boca Raton 2017

Opera Gallery is at Art Boca Raton from 15 to 19 March with a curated selection featuring Gérard Rancinan, Mauro Corda, Ran Hwang, Zhuang Hong Yi, Kim Ilhwa, Lee Lee Nam, Seo Young-Deok, Marcello Le Giudice, Umberto Ciceri, Andy Denzler, Alfred Haberpointner, Joe Black and Thomas Langrand.

 

 

 


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

15-19 March 2017: Booth 212
Art Boca Raton, 3450 NW 8th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431
More info: miami@operagallery.com or nextlevelfairs.com/artbocaraton

Saturday, 25 February 2017

"Hyperrealism - 50 years of painting"

Roberto Bernardi and Yigal Ozeri are two of thirty contemporary artists featured in the museum exhibition "HYPERREALISM - 50 YEARS OF PAINTING" presented at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 25 February until 4 June 2017. 

 

"Three generations of American and European artists illustrate the history of this fascinating, figurative art movement. With this retrospective, which includes 70 works by more than 30 artists, the Kunsthal is bringing an unparalleled collection of hyperrealistic masterpieces to the Netherlands."

 

  • "HYPERREALISM - 50 YEARS OF PAINTING"
  • 25 February - 4 June 2017
  • Kunsthal, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • More information: kunsthal.nl


 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Art Wynwood 2017

Opera Gallery will be at the 6th edition of ART WYNWOOD - the premier winter contemporary art fair produced by Art Miami LLC - from 16 until 20 February 2017 with a booth featuring original artworks by Yasmina Alaoui, Joe Black, André Brasilier, Marc Chagall, Umberto Ciceri, Katrin Fridriks, Kim Ilhwa, Marcello Lo Giudice, Umberto Mariani, Valay Shende and Manolo Valdès.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Booth AW403

Art Wynwood Pavilion, 3001 NE 1st Avenue - Miami, FL 33137

More info: miami@OPERAGALLERY.COM or artwynwood.com

>> BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Friday, 10 February 2017

Official Art Partner of the Longines Masters HK

Opera Gallery is returning for the fourth consecutive year as the official Art Partner of the Longines Masters taking place at Asia-World Expo from 10 to 12 February 2017.

We curated a selection of art exhibited throughout the Prestige Village and will host an exhibition booth featuring some of the main artists of our pool of talents, including André Brasilier, Lita Cabellut, Valay Shende and Yigal Ozeri among others. 

 

Valay Shende, "Falling Victoria” (2015), Stainless steel discs and mixed media, 312.5 x 203 x 86 cm

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