We’re taking you on a guided tour through Volta Basel.
GALERIE ANJA KNOESS
Kinki Texas shows in his complex and multilayered paintings facts & myths of mankind and combines them with comic and punk. He translates historical incidents as well as historical persons into his specific visual language and personal cosmos. The American cowboy stands next to the Grail Knight, the high culture of the Greeks is countered with the trash of the American dream and its superheroes. In the process, the artist addresses classic genres of historical painting as well as the heroic image.
Rina Yokouchi’s feelings and emotions are the primary concept for her work. She likes to explore the duality of the inside and out, what might surface or be hidden, and create mythology around these unrealistic expectations as drawings on canvas.
Galerie Thomas Fuchs
In the works of South Korean artist Yongchul Kim (1982) the figures almost dissolve into broad and expressive brushstrokes.
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Christoph Rode’s works can be located in spatial and landscape situations. These are represented by stage installations and multi-dimensional scenarios full of fragmental content. The materials, objects and seemingly typical spatial divisions used represent an alienation in a perhaps familiar situation and form the essential core of his work.
Viktor Frešo, a representative of the middle generation, presents his quizzical self-portrait 3D heads.
“In moments when I feel like I’m in a place independent of my surroundings, I sometimes feel like I’m in a different time and space The feeling is like clouds or smoke that change shape with no regard for a time that people have to live by, and it also feels like a space of my own.
To turn, various scenes that came up in my imagination from things I encountered To express freedom and time and desires that are on the verge of being discarded from memory That is what is important, for me to be me and for a person to be themselves.” ~ Kunihiko NOHARA
Willy Verginer works with naturalistic but at the same time provocative topics of our society. Verginer is internationally known for his wooden sculptures and has been showed at ArtFairs all over the globe. He grew up in the mountains of Italy therefore he is strongly connected to the planet and Nature. Despite all the beauty of his sculptures at the same time they provoque and encourage discussion.
Maayke Schuitema presents her gigantic lino prints. The lino prints were printed by hand on Kozo paper, which was published especially for her in Japan. Schuitema plays with large contrasts of light and dark in her lino prints, which are best known from advertising posters. It also fits well with her direct and exuberant way of communicating through art. Schuitema’s work always contains a message, which she clearly communicates to the outside world by means of image, text and material. In her work, Schuitema addresses subjects such as Black Lives Matter, #metoo and female empowerment. The feelings and rebellion burst from the canvas!
GALERIE MARK HACHEM
Michelangelo Bastiani’s works are famous for their play on depth and volumes, concentrated around the use of water. His holograms can be described as microcosms, exceeding their two-dimensional nature.
Zahra Ghyasi has created a fantastical land to tolerate the present thorny reality. The hallucinatory architecture of her world is marked by fanciful frolicsomeness and erotic euphoria. She is seeking the impossible balance between realism and fantasy.
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