Liberate the blessed souls. Clio-Art Fair is out and about to lead from the front; the counter-culture of art. Be ready for a head-on collision with the most extroverted, aggressive and stimulating art-works; sticking out from their respective media and canvases- yelling for rebellious attention. Loud, photogenic and alluring. Every art work will demonstrate the sentiments of independence and that expression cannot be enslaved by art forms. Recklessly improvised display of skills will be found in abundance every step ahead. Bold, challenging and anti-norm artists seemed unified at this spot.
I can say something about all of the pieces because each command respect- particularly due to the creative liberty as well as artistic audacity. I would say each piece was paving a way for a new test of boundaries- unleashing a new wave of dominance and the technical brilliance with which each artist cultivated his/her artwork.
Erin Ko’s Disconnected was the first showstopper for me. Unique, fresh and taking you in outer-space (like literally). Well executed on the most appropriate metallic media possible. Digital painting in aluminum with Augmented Reality layer- will just wow you artistically, pictorially and technically.
Jessica TC Lee’s Tree of Life was mesmerizing from distance as well as close-up. May be or may be not- inspired by Terrence Malik’s ultra artistic movie. The look does justice to the appeal of the subject.
Kathaleen Maran’s Cellules were innocent, polite, pretty and pink. The series encapsulated various ambivalent feelings about amalgamated elements of deep emotions. You fall in love with it as much as the series inspires in its own expression.
Johan Wahlstorm’s Goat At The Wrong Place– befits the series of paintings done in the wake of terrorism that NYC was forced into. It is magnificently master-minded, conceived, arranged, scripted and executed. Every part leaves a lot of room for food for thought. Without any conclusions, the series let’s you decide the judgement.
Dave Platford’s Digital Organic is a perfect imaginary indulgence of an artist- as to how they find symmetries between nature and geometrical designs. How they don’t fear to tread even the most outrageous angles.
Last but not least, Seunghwui Koo’s Born with the Silver Spoon sculpture is a loud take on the dark side of aristocratic matrix. A pig in a man’s attire with a baby pig in his arm is a very assertive expression that took center stage in the sculptures displayed at the exhibition. But was evenly mind boggling as other sculptures around (particularly) Sunil Garg’s No One Leaves Home was also the icing on the cakes (sculptures).
Thus, I would say replenish your art senses by visiting Clio-Art Fair’s The Anti-Fair for Independent Artists curated by Alessandro Berni. His careful and tasty selection will not leave you unimpressed.
You will love it more because you know the future of art in this city is bound to go strong, prominent and rebellious.
Clio Art Fair
508 West 26th 5th floor.
Writing by Atif A. K.