VOLTA BASEL 2021

Rina Yokouchi, Girl with a bucket, 2020, Oil on canvas, 27.3 x 22.0 cm

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GALERIE ANJA KNOESS

Kinki Texas, Three sons of Katie Elder, 2021, Mixed media on canvas, 135 x 105 cm
Kinki Texas, Three sons of Katie Elder, 2021, Mixed media on canvas, 135 x 105 cm

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.

Kobayashi Gallery

Rina Yokouchi, Girl with a bucket, 2020, Oil on canvas, 27.3 x 22.0 cm
Rina Yokouchi, Girl with a bucket, 2020, Oil on canvas, 27.3 x 22.0 cm

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

Yongchul Kim, Denkerin, 2021, Oil on canvas, 210 x 180 cm
Yongchul Kim, Denkerin, 2021, Oil on canvas, 210 x 180 cm

In the works of South Korean artist Yongchul Kim (1982) the figures almost dissolve into broad and expressive brushstrokes.

von fraunberg art gallery

Christoph Rode, Parallelverschiebung, 2021, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 c
Christoph Rode, Parallelverschiebung, 2021, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

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.

VUNU Gallery

Viktor Frešo, Viki, 2021, mixed media, 48 x 48 x 48 cm diameter
Viktor Frešo, Viki, 2021, mixed media, 48 x 48 x 48 cm diameter

Viktor Frešo, a representative of the middle generation, presents his quizzical self-portrait 3D heads.

gallery UG

 Kunihiko NOHARA, Omelet Mantle, 2021, 168 x 70 x 70 cm

Kunihiko NOHARA, Omelet Mantle, 2021, 168 x 70 x 70 cm

“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

PYTHONGALLERY

Willy Verginer, Le nuvole in affitto, 2020, Lindenwood and acrylic colour, 280 x 100 x 100 cm
Willy Verginer, Le nuvole in affitto, 2020, Lindenwood and acrylic colour, 280 x 100 x 100 cm

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.

Rademakers Gallery

Maayke Schuitema, The Feminist Movement Study, Linoleum print on Japanese Kozo Paper, 214 x 152 cm, Edition 1 of 3
Maayke Schuitema, The Feminist Movement Study, Linoleum print on Japanese Kozo Paper, 214 x 152 cm, Edition 1 of 3

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, untitled, 2021, Hologram video 7 min, led screen, glass, glass bottle or glass jar, steel, Edition of 7, 30 x 40 x 70 cm
Michelangelo Bastiani, untitled, 2021, Hologram video 7 min, led screen, glass, glass bottle or glass jar, steel, Edition of 7, 30 x 40 x 70 cm

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.

Mohsen Gallery

Zahra Ghyasi, The Evening Confession, detail, 2021, From Venus; where the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East Series, oil on canvas, 150 x 220 cm
Zahra Ghyasi, The Evening Confession, detail, 2021, From Venus; where the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East Series, oil on canvas, 150 x 220 cm

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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