HAZE GALLERY LOCATION: Bulowstrase 11, 10789, Berlin
ARTISTS: Irina Drozd, Ming Lu, Mathias Escotto Gadea, LENTOV, KRISTINA OKAN, MARINA WITTEMANN
EXHIBITION STAND: C18 April 29th – May 1st, 2022 | Opening April 28th, 2022 XPOST in Cologne | Gladbacher Wall 5, 50670 Cologne
In April 2022 HAZE GALLERY will introduce six of our artists at DICOVERY ART FAIR, Köln.This is the second time HAZEGALLERY participating in an Art Fair and it’s very exciting and honorable. We selected six of our artists and they are very different, but all of them have an unique original style, artistic language and, as we expect, will be interesting for visitors of the Fair and art connoisseurs from all over the world.
ABOUT AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
The Discovery Art Fair (formerly known as KÖLNER LISTE) is an event designed to inspire and engage, inciting the discovery of new names and artworks. Addressing both new and experienced collectors, the fair showcases a wide spectrum of emerging contemporary art at affordable prices. With an extraordinary selection of local and international galleries, the Discovery Art Fair aims to become one of the most interesting art events to follow as one of the most progressive art fairs in Germany
Marina WitteMann, being a synesthete, feels the world a little deeper and more fully than the other persons, she sees in color the emotional states of surrounding people, vivid experiences, pain, anger and euphoria. That is why the works she created strive to break out of the framework of generally accepted art forms. That which had no volume, breaks through the two-dimensional space, color acquires shape, paper — texture, depth. Each work is an outspoken image formed through the prism of the artist's perception, through the fusion of several sensory levels at once.
In her works, Kristina examinse the beauty and fragility of the natural world. Her sculptural language is rooted in classical European traditions of porcelain art, engaging with themes of beauty, biomorphism, and notions of the micro and macrocosm. One of her main ideas is to capture the transformation of ephemeral brittle beauty into petrified porcelain forms that will stay like little eternal monuments of delight and celebration of life.
Inspired by Renaissance traditional still lives with their visual relish of objects, she creates sensual biomorphic shapes formed from repetitive and fractal modules.
Mathias Escotto Gadea
Visual artist and photographer. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts Institute of UDELAR and the Torres García School in Montevideo, Uruguay. He studied at the Photography Center and Uruguay´s Photo Club. He has participated in numerous seminars, workshops, and panels on photography and history in Latin America and Europe.
LENTOV / ELENA FUKS
Elena Fuks is an artist, illustrator and (graphic) designer working under the pseudonym LENTOV. She was born in 1993 in Moscow, currently located in Barcelona. She started her artistic career in 2009. For now, Elena had 6 personal exhibitions and participated in 16 common exhibitions including the exhibitions in London, Barcelona, Berlin, Cologne, Lisboa, Moscow, Venice, etc. She worked with such brands and companies like Adidas Originals, Jo Malone, Rambler, Bunge Iberica and many others. Now Elena works like an independent professional artist in the sphere of art and design.
Ming Lu’s works include photography, installation, performance, and more traditional media – porcelain and embroidery. Her recent works play on the tension between contemporary art and traditional Chinese craftsmanship. As Made-in-China mass production became a global industrial phenomenon, the artist works closely with the handicraft that is known to be slow, inaccurate, time and labor consuming, almost forgotten but are deep- rooted. Lu’s works reflect her cultural identity, which combines enduring attachments to China, the country of her birth and to Europe, where she studied art.
Lives and works in St. Petersburg and Pasca (Hungary)
In her paintings, Irina Drozd depicts a fantasy world filled with amazing creatures and characters: her toy monsters at the same time touch and frighten, sometimes enchanting, and presented to the viewer on silver platters can cause disgust at all. The heroines of her paintings are almost always girls, girls, women - often in pairs or doubles, with animals or monsters. The artist explores the nature of femininity, modern stereotypes, and new archetypes of femininity, and also often refers to the theme of childhood and play.
From 2016 to the present, he has been on the list of the Russian investment art rating 49ART. Group and individual exhibitions were held in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Lyon, and Budapest. The artist's works were exhibited at the Moscow and Krasnoyarsk Biennales of Contemporary Art. She took part in the residencies of the Marino Marini Museum in Florence, the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, as well as in the Berlin Higher Art School Berlin Weissensee School of Art.
The artist's works are in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, the State Center for Contemporary Art in Krasnoyarsk, as well as in private Russian and foreign collections.