‘If you missed a wander through an art-laden maze and wondering: What it's all about?’
Along with some pretty well-known artists such as Oscar Murillo, Sonia Boyce, Grayson Perry we hand-picked the freshest and newest contemporary art from across the globe. Selected for you by Eve Leibe Gallery.
TOP 6 ARTISTS
1. REBECCA HARPER
Anima Mundi - Booth P18
Rebecca Harper has a distinctive technique of painting, her work is motionless, immutable, but the effects of the light and memory, render it endlessly variable. The 'voyeur' is projected into the dreamy scene, where the seasons and time cannot be deduced rather the beauty of the circumambient air around the protagonist. Her works Camouflage at the Edge have a sentimental and bucolic character that mirrors the human complexity.
2. TRISH MORRISSEY
Photo50 - Gallery Level 2
Who’s looking at the family, now? Trish Morrissey’s Front series reflects on the issue and some fundamental questions about family life, its dynamics and complexity. The artist in the theatrical composition assumes the role of the mother figure asking strangers to become temporarily part of their family, using their clothes brings together cultural and collective memory, absence and identity.
3. SILVIA ARGIOLAS
CRAG - Chiono Reisova Art Gallery - Art Projects, Booth P26
The indulgent desire of voyeurism finds new forms in Silvia Argiolas paintings, the female figures depicted in Smoking Model seems to don’t care about the meticulous eye of the painter. The artist develops her personal imaginary setting up rooms of pleasure, while very carefully arranges the details of her life along the erotic model.
4. XIAO-YANG LI
Narrative Project - Art-projects, Booth P27
In her complex and elaborate works How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the BOMB, Xiao-yang Li seeks to explore the mythical and the unknown through the process of painting. Most of her works are focused on the representation of human bodies dominated by formal analysis of female figure.
5. ALEXANDER SHISHKIN-HOKUSAI
Shtager Gallery - Art-Projects, Booth P30
The dramatic spectacle of Storming installation revolves around the cultural and political history of a particular Russian event; however, symbolise a take of a position of a revolution with broader references. The installation of 43 figures made with a simple 2-dimensional drawing on plywood becomes a mass iconic symbol, noticing mythological and historical connections of Ancient Greece, and the French Revolution, possibly predicting of something still to come.
6. HANNAH BROWN
BO.Lee Gallery - Main-fair, Booth 37
Hannah’s Washford Pyne centres on the representation and reproduction of the English landscape, in her intention to search for quiet, potentially unsettling places with a peculiar type of beauty. She favours views away from the public view, a place that has something a little strange about it, even if it is just in their banality. The paint has become more closed in with the horizon line, and sometimes the sky, not shown. This ambiguity leaves space for the viewer to enter into a dialogue or begin imagining a fiction.