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Art Yourself Gallery
51 Dacia Bvd

021 2229877

Contemporary art gallery “ The art is not what you see, but what you make the others see.” Edgar Degas Art Yourself gallery is a space destined for contemporary art, which brings in the spot light Romanian artists from different generations, visions and approaches , which are trying to express through forms and messages – ideas, sensations, emotions and searches. Even since the opening in the fall of 2011, the exhibitions, exhibition openings and the ArtYOurself Events keep alive the connection between artists and the public, providing an extra effervescent for the artistic production, but also a continuous interaction between aesthetic and ideas. We want through the three-pronged approach – rigorous selection of artists, consistent exhibitions and pertinent advices offered to collectors – to contribute to the rise and sedimentation of the contemporary art market in Romania, and the ritualization of the connection between the public and the artists. Paraphrasing the great Ansel Easton Adams which said : “to those who are telling me that in my photos there are no people present , I respond: there are always two persons , the photographer and the onlooker”, we invite you to experience your own art definition.

Eclectic IM-probabilities

PICTURA
Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
18.09.2018 - 13.10.2018
Program
  • 19:00 - Deschidere
  • 01:30 - Inchidere
Artists:
Radu Rodideal “Eclectic IM-probabilities” Radu Rodideal, born 1986 in Bucharest, is one of the promising emerging artists from the freaky Bucharest Art Scene. The balkanic metropolis is one of the hottest melting pots in eclecticism, high-speed and slow-motion, fancy and dirty, old and new, poor and rich, possibilities and impossibilities, in complete life, in architecture, the face of the city, art and life style. Everywhere, permanent. “In this jungle we are surfing every day to survive, and we learn fast “ I’M the one who combine it, everyone is I’M” the young artist says. “Everyone lives alone, everyone dies alone”, loneliness in eclectism is our concept, and we have responsibility to do something out of it. Radu Rodideal describes Bucharest and society nowadays, like no one else. Patterns, colors, strong lines, mathematical correct calculated angles, shadows and perspectives are giving the homey feeling of a little world, our brain is used to. Radu Rodideal develops his art as an eclectic world. It contains conceptual abstract art and baroque reminding on Caravaggio. “Caravaggio had been a cool guy, he had been a robber, but I think he had been a good guy” Radu Rodideal admires the Italian Baroque painter and he learned a lot from him. He transformed the characteristic dress-folds by the master into a contemporary vocabulary with elements of constructive art. First Radu Rodideal thought it is not possible to combine constructive art with daily life situations. In an eclectic world everything is possible, as well to combine both, the artificial universe of construction and intimate life situations. Therefore you will always find realistic painted elements like hair, shoes flesh and always clothes (“Caravaggio had been a cool guy”) in dialogue with the frayed shapes who appeals sometimes as coincidental, but they are always mathematical calculated. The figures in his works are alone, Radu Rodideal would say “I’M”. They are acting in an eclectic world of colors and shapes which are manifested in clear lines, and exact this brings loneliness. Only the observer, discovering them in intimate moments like a voyeur, is breaking through the scene and becomes a part of it. Always the same question is coming up “What happened?” In all the composition, the muted, modest colors playing the central role. In its contrast of colors and forms, the colors are carrying the whole situation and bringing tension into it. The question if the eclecism could be too much, if it could be disturbing, if it could be more then we can stand with our senses, had been answered by life. Yes it could be too much and impossible, but I’M can make it possible. The proof can be found in Bucharest nowadays and in the own esthetic in the contemporary art of Radu Rodideal. Thomas Emmerling – curator, Cisnadioara, 31st August 2018

Confessions

PICTURA
Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
18.09.2018 - 13.10.2018
Program
  • 19:00 - Deschidere
  • 01:30 - Inchidere
My latest interest resides in the feminine figure, not as a portrait but as an archetypal vehicle for different transfiguring human emotion. I consider the imagery complexity, the metaphor, the symbol, the ambiguity or the directness of the message as working tools to evoke human emotions and experiences such as loneliness and self-indulgence, loss and retrieval, love and sensuality, the need for solitary privacy, introspection and reverie. Essentially, proposals to our own retrieval. Feeling frills that only together make the whole. An enlightenment of our inner being. A retrieval, an acceptance, a cry, a salvation by recognizing that we can only be ourselves beyond the everyday mask. Respectively, incarnations in symbols and delusions through the profound understanding of the experiences, remaining convinced that beyond all it will remain eternal and inexhaustible, it, the being. Titles such as Night Wanderer, Survivor, Sky, Tenderness, Light Seeker, Hope, The Lover’s Dream structure the concept of this exhibition, entitled Confessions. Alina-Ondine Slimovschi