UNIX Gallery is excited to announce its participation
in Art Southampton 2014, to be held at the Art Southampton
Pavilion from July 24 - 28, 2014. The gallery is
presenting a carefully curated show featuring KwangHo
Shin, Marcello Lo Giudice, Desire Obtain Cherish, Ling
Jian and Zhuang Hong Yi. Exhibiting new paintings,
works on paper, and sculpture, the gallery will present
new artists and works to the subsequent market.
South Korean artist KwangHo Shin attempts to capture the complex relationship between the expression
of emotion and the experience of the mind. With roots in Abstract Expressionism, he employs
intense and vibrant oils juxtaposed with charcoal to distort the facial features of his subjects
and confront them psychologically. Faces are deconstructed but retain the power of expression
as the artist reimagines them in a patchwork of carefully yet energetically applied strokes of color.
Shin's paintings convey the inner psychological state of his subjects but also remind the viewer of the artist's presence and process.
Marcello Lo Giudice is considered one of the most innovative artists on the new frontier of European
Art Informal. His multifaceted projects are a meditation on the alliance between cosmic energies
and human beings; focusing on the intimacy of nature, human dignity and rejection of war
and barbary. Internationally renowned art critic Pierre Restany defined Lo Giudice as an exceptional “telluric” painter.
Since his emergence as a street artist in the early 2000s, Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC) has become
one of the most well known contemporary pop sculptors working across a wide variety of
different media and with a combination of styles including street, pop, conceptual and appropriation
art. His controversial artwork explores contemporary desires and obsessions with sex, gender, drugs, commerce, media and fame. Transporting controversial, satirical messages, DOC's vibrantly colorful, entertaining, and impeccably produced art exposes society's inability to control itself and examines the commercial promise of fulfillment and happiness that ends in dependency.
Zhuang Hong Yi's Chinese training combined with western Impressionist elements produces a vast collection of work. With studios in Beijing and Amsterdam, this cross cultural artist brings
traditional Chinese materials such as rice paper and ink into the modern era, fusing contemporary form and culturally significant mediums.
Chinese artist Ling Jian creates captivating and provoking canvases portraying stylized portraits
of beautiful and highly expressive women. Through these women, the artist explores themes of
materialism, wealth, political ideology, and modern notions of female identity and body image. Ling Jian's "angels" are both hyper-realistic and stylistically exaggerated: their broad foreheads, narrow chins, full lips and wide eyes reflect modern standards of beauty and shades of cultural identity.
For more information or tickets to the show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org