It was in 2008 when Shimoda set on the path to becoming a professional artist, and now ten years later, she is amongst the most widely recognized names of New Contemporary painters rising out of Japan. Entitled “The Catastrophe of Death and Regeneration,” the exhibition will take viewers on a journey through Shimoda’s narrative and artistic development spanning one decade of her work, including her most ambitious painting to date, a massive ten-foot mural.
May 28, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Palazzo San Rocco, Via San Biagio 31 #Matera
Children have often been the protagonists of novels, poems and plays; but they have also been widely represented subjects throughout the history of art.
Over centuries, great artists have created masterpieces that have left an indelible mark and a testament to the condition of the child, from portraits of noble families to the frescoes of children in the fields, from play to poverty, from denied childhood to privilege, from lessons in art and music to the most tiring and humble labor.
From the bas-relief at the Ara Pacis of Augustus in Rome, which represents a child clinging to his father but whose affection is all turned to his mother who caresses him and watches him lovingly, to the Gospel episode of the massacre of the innocents painted by Duccio di Buoninsegna; in the middle ages the figure of the child was replaced by that of Jesus; more » “Unforgettable Childhood by Claudia Giraudo”
The show is called ‘Rental Asylum’ — as we all need to rent a place somewhere far from today’s actual reality, don’t we? And all our creatures on canvas are the happy patients of our rental asylum. They all have different reasons for checking in with us, for a bit, before facing the shit show our world has become.
Q: Please tell us about your show that opens on December 6th at Parione 9 Gallery in
Rome. Where did the name Homeberries come from?
A: The moment I named the show this way is the moment I realized that THE MEANING that lies beneath it, is part of me since the beginning of time. more » “Interview with the Artist Ixie Darkonn”