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“The Private Showroom”, Ardan Ozmenöglu.

The Private Showroom

Ardan Ozmenöglu

I came across Ardan´s Ozmenöglu art pieces  back in Istambul in 2017. Since then, the idea of featuring her work caught my attention. For this first gathering, we have selected a series of portraits ranging from super star Frida Kahlo, over Lady D and Kate Moss. The challenge was big: can someone  feel intrigued contemplating  such well known characters that does not cease to appear and reaper ?

Ardan´s unique vision about the portrait allow so. Her compositions, made out of post-its immediately

Ardan Ozmenöglu

Ardan Özmenoglu is a versatile Turkish contemporary artist who works in a wide range of mediums including large-scale glass sculptures, works on Post-It® notes and neon lighting. Since her first exhibition in 2006, her unique work has been featured in over forty exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad including Istanbul, Berlin and Croatia.

Unique Technique

Özmenoğlu adheres hundreds of post-it notes to her canvases and then silk-screens colorful, pop-inspired imagery on top to create a three-dimensional surface. This singular composition made out of a multitude of similar parts lends the work a formal variety and literal depth. After the canvas undergoes the printing process, each post-it note can behave differently. Some can lay completely flat, while others can curl up and reveal their true colors peaking out from under the overlaid images. The work’s three-dimensional depth also translates into a depth of meaning—on the surface, it is colorful, lighthearted and extremely fun, yet an entirely different character and tone threatens to eclipse these surface appearances from underneath.

Her playful work, ripe with sociopolitical commentary, challenges the viewer to reconsider familiar images, products and ideas. She cleverly uses ubiquitous items, Post-It® notes, to create pieces of art that unite seemingly opposing ideas: the past and the present, art history and contemporary art trends, creativity and consumerism, repetition and individuality, the whole and the fragmented. She unites the centuries old practice of printing with modern colors, glitters, paper and images. Her brightly colored, bold art forces the viewer to consider everyday objects and ideas in a different light. The result is anything but predictable.

Video Courtesy of the Artist

Detail. “New York” (Yellow), 2018, Mix-media and post-its, 120×180.

“Kate Moss”, 2018, Mix-media and post-its, 165×150. Private Collection.

“Frida” (Pink), 2018, Mix-media and post-its, 156×90. Private Collection.

The Private Showroom Gathering

Regina De Con Cossío unpacking the pieces.

“Art Reveal”, Paola Ismene.

Art Reveal featuring the Photographic works of Paola Ismene

Inhabit

For this curatorial initiative I am proud to feature the photographic works of Paola Ismene, whose images depict a strong realism on the one side, and a blurry surrealism on the other side, making out of this mixture a great match.

It all begins outside: the mouth, the finger, the skin.
A blurry onirical state transports us from the “real objective” to ones own universe. The one composed by colors and feelings; free- associations. That world were the “I” makes sense. There is a free flow of scenes. We use autorrefernciality to explore.
We are now inside, in ones own consciousness and experience. There are more scenes overlapping. A need to bring order.

Finally, an impulse to get back outside.

Did we ever leave, if we accept with Paul Vaéry, that the deepest finds itself in the skin?

Paola Ismene

Paola Ismene

Born and based in Mexico city. Studied a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and photography at Active School of Photography (EAF).

Has obtained some awards, the last ones: Winner in the contest Selfexpression from Saatchi Gallery London (2017) and Winner of the Self-portrait category in Mobile Photography Awards 2017. Awards: • Winner of the Self-portrait category in Mobile Photography Awards 2017 • Winner in the contest Selfexpression from Saatchi Gallery London • Special mention in the “Women photographers of latinamerica” contest, 2017 .

Inhabit, 2015, Cotton Print, Photography, 66×40.

Obsesive Observer

Obsessive observer. I found in photography the language to express my introverted personality, as a way to fragment and externalize my mental universe. I use colors and spaces as emotional analogies gestated from my life experiences. I try to explore the human and its comlplexity starting from self-referential narratives

Winner in the contest Selfexpression from Saatchi Gallery London

Daydream in Blue, Cotton print, Photography, 64×50.

Winner of the Self-portrait category in Mobile Photography Awards 2017

Make piece with yourself , 2017, Cotton Print, Photography, 60×40

Special mention in the “Women photographers of latinamerica” contest, 2017

False Awakening (Edén), 2015, Cotton Print,  Photography, 66×44 cm.

ARTreveal is a part of the Sybaris ARToutreach Program. The Program and Event were designed exclusively for our community of art patrons to connect artists and art enthusiasts throughout the world to promote culture, technique, and creativity.

“The Jewel of Art” Santiago Pani.

The Jewel of Art

Santiago Pani

Designing unique pieces which showcase the human existence, Santiago Pani’s jewelry sparks intrigue just like his exquisite works of art. These artistic pieces, created exclusively for The Sybaris Collection, provide an opportunity for art lovers to showcase their taste everywhere, enhancing the artistic experience of all who see them. From earrings to cufflinks, Pani’s pieces are an imaginative addition to your collection.

This Event is exclusively for Sybaris Clients and Friends, to experience limited edition pieces of jewelry inspired by Santiago Pani’s artwork and  Mariana Navarro’s creativity.

Figurative Art in Paint, Engraving and Sculpture

Third generation Mexico City artists Santiago Pani never truly had to “discover” art; he simply understood creativity through his father and grandfather, along with the art culture he was exposed to as a child. It was an international trip and the museums he visited throughout this experience, however, which set his heart and mind to creating his own works. With interests varying from the minute world of bugs to the expansive world of space, Santiago Pani explores the connections humans have with the elements of existence.

Education

Santiago completed his degree in Fine Arts at the ENPEG (National School of Painting and Sculpture), popularly known as “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City, a place renown for its artistic history and home to more museums by volume per capita than anywhere else in the world.

Santiago has participated in multiple collective exhibitions in Mexico City, including several at the annual Affordable Art Fair from 2010-2012.

His first individual exhibitions were held at Zacatecas and Mexico City, both sites of spectacular Latin American art in communities teeming with art galleries and artists.

He has displayed works across the globe, from Romania, the United States, Nicaragua, Spain, Belgium, Italy, and in locations throughout Mexico, including artistic residences in Kasterlee, Belgium and Almeria, Spain.

He is creator of Santiago Pani Welcome to My Mind, a project which includes the offering of a limited-edition print and T-shirt, melding art and fashion. His current combination showcases his fascination with octopi and their unique ability to shield themselves from harm with ink.


Source of Inspiration

Has been influenced by the works of Lucian Freud, Dutch sculptor Theo Jensen, and his father. Santiago Pani finds that art creation is a journey; he may begin his work with rules in mind, and perhaps a plan for completion, but during the journey he is led another direction as the piece takes shape.

His more recent interest in portraits supports his view of humans as a midpoint between the tiny, yet not insignificant world of entomology to the all-encompassing expanse of the cosmos. Additionally, he is drawn to the reality that everyone has a memory, a recollection of the people he or she has encountered in a lifetime. This collection of experiences shapes the future and individuality of each person, building the character over time.

Sybaris Collection is proud to feature some of Santiago Pani’s works, including his “Retratos” series of mixed media paintings which imply a connection between humans and the insect world. Sybaris is dedicated to bringing emerging artists to our community of art enthusiasts, celebrating the heritage found throughout the world.

This curatorial initiative drew its inspiration on the concept on analogy. As we know, the mathematics of the concept connect with the idea of “proportion”. How to break in small pieces the big part. The portrait image series painted by Pani are the Universe that we wanted to bring closer to a wider audience through the jewellery. Sybaris Collection commissioned artist Santiago Pani to design a wood container whose background be a painting. The box would be filled by small boxes each one containing a piece of jewellery. Anyone could posses a small piece part of the whole.

Santiago Pani.

Regina De Con Cossío with Blue Portrait by Santiago Pani

Partner´s Venue Barrio Alameda

Other Collaborations with the artist

Online Exhibition in collaboration with Ovalo Galería.
Video: Roegelio Reynoso

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