SCOPE BASEL 17. - 22. 6. 2014
Gallery Vernon presents a selection of artworks at the international art fair in Basel.
Andrey Kezzyn, Lucia Tallová, Martin Gerboc, Paul DeFlorian
Booth number B07
Booth area 209SF
CH- 4057 Basel
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VOLTA9 & VERNON GALLERY in BASEL - JUNE 10-15, 2013
Also this year from June 10th – 15th Vernon Gallery will be part of VOLTA, Basel's platform for cutting-edge art and emerging international talent, which lights up the industrial Dreispitz Areal as a part of the main fair ART BASEL in its ninth edition.
We are pleased to introduce artworks of 2 prominent Czech artists: Irena Jůzová, and Jan Mikulka – the winner of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' SELF prize in London. And 3 talented artists from abroad: Daniel González (Argentina, Germany), Maria Pia Severi and Simone Fugazzotto (Italy).
74 exhibitors stage contemporary projects of compelling distinction, representing Europe and the Americas, plus the Middle East, South Africa, and East Asia, with 58 galleries returning from previous VOLTA incarnations. VERNON GALLERY is one of them!
VERNON GALLERY - BOOTH NUMBER C10
Vernon’s vision is to place world and Czech art side by side as equal partners and look for links between the artists.
Jan Mikulka (1980, Prague, Czech Republic) has studied in an atelier of classical painting led by professor Zdeněk Beran at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He follows the tradition of realistic or so-called hyperrealistic painting, but holds a personal tribute in his interpretation when he tries to capture human's resemblance including its most individual features and thus to find one's uniqueness. In 2011 he was awarded in the international competition BP Portrait Award in Great Britain. And in April 2013 Self-Portrait by Jan Mikulka has won the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' SELF prize in London.
Irena Jůzová (1965, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic), a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, from 2008 an associate professor in the field of Visual Art – Intermedia Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. During her studies and career she received several studio awards from the AFA and participated in many exhibitions, among others the European Biennale of Young Artists Germinations 7 in Grenoble, France (1992), 4th Biennale of European Academies of Visual Arts in Maastricht (1993), or 52nd Biennale of Modern Art in Venice, Italy (2007). She has won many scholarships and participated in many residencies, such as at Sculpture Space, INC., NY, USA, Arts Links Residencies of LBMA Video Annex, Museum of Art Long Beach, CA. Irena Jůzová is one the holders of the scholarship endowed by the Jana & Milan Jelinek Foundation. With its support her work was exhibited at the Media Art Biennale WRO 97 in Wroclav, Poland, and since 2006 it has been a part of the modern art collection of the National Gallery in Prague.
Simone Fugazzotto (1983, Milan, Italy) has built his relationship with visual arts since early age: he was a cartoonist as a child, a lover of art history in adolescence, a painter at the academy. His artistic expression has been shaped throughout various experiences around the world during his quest of a unique identity. Though academically developed, Fugazzotto has detached from classical influences, experimenting with new ways, fusing figures, textures and medias. In his paintings figures of “sophisticated” humans in disparate situations are combined with the figure of monkey — out of point of origin, an example oft he harmony in which is possibility to co-exist with the nature, a model of simplicity and of integrity. He exhibited his works in different art galleries of New York, Paris, Prague and Milan.
Daniel González (1963, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works alternatively in Berlin and New York. He started out as a fashion designer, first in Argentina, then in Italy, andacts continuously on the border of fashion, art, and architecture, experimenting with different forms of artistic expression, often combining performance, installation or video projection. His fashion projects, and the performances heorganizes to present them, are provocative and sexy, aiming to shake people from everyday life and restorethe capacity to daydream and follow own desires. His artworks were presented in both, solo and group exhibitions, or art festivals all around the world: USA, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy and Czech Republic.
Maria Pia Severi (born in Carpi, Italy) has devoted many years to exploring the possibilities of the photographical expression. She debuted in 1984 with the original photographic book and exhibition from Modena, and after that published six other, where she introduced photo-series focusing mainly on particular cities or places – Bologna, Venice, Capri, presented with a new vision of the photographic reality. Through the images she skilfully matches places and monuments, portrayed in her unique and distinguishing style, and fascinating figures wrapped in an aura of mystery. Maria Pia’s style and talent to convey her emotions have been praised by many influential personalities in the world of art, such as Vittorio Sgarbi, Franco Vaccari, Lorella Pagnucco Salvemini or Carmine Siniscalco.
VOLTA9 at Dreispitzhalle is connected by direct, complimentary shuttles running to and from Art Basel and LISTE, for effortless transit between fairs. Plus, VOLTA9 is only 7 minutes from the central train station SBB by public transport, 9 minutes via the Tram 10 or 11 from Bankverein (Kunsthalle/Kunstmuseum), or 5 minutes by car. With a 450-place car park one block away, parking is trouble-free. All travel information can be found on our website.
VOLTA was founded in Basel in 2005 by dealers Kavi Gupta (Chicago), Ulrich Voges (Frankfurt), and Friedrich Loock (Berlin).
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