Each artist differs from the other for background and technique but they both work towards the same direction: to give a perfect and deceptive representation of reality.
DiegoKoi (Lamezia Terme, 1989), despite being very young, is considered to be one of the finest hyperreaplistic painter of the world. Its work has been featured in several shows along with paintings by great masters like Chuck Close (Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea, 2015).
Its research investigates the deepest conceptual meaning of the image reproduction through a breath-taking technique, a predilection for human portraiture and a photographic sense of perspective.
DiegoKoi’s artworks depict an improved and partially revised version of reality, therefore artificial and fragile. Viewer’s first instinct is not to contemplate the painting but to obsessively research in each work any sign of imperfection, which could betray its human nature.
J.E. Ochoa (Medellín, 1983) shows a reality in balance between figurative and abstract, on a borderline threatened only by its own vision: “reality, without sense, would appear all abstract”.
Ochoa’s work gravitates around blurred, filtered, images that are a perfect portrait of our very personal memories, photographically defined just in the ephemeral instant in which they are lived.
Technique is what makes its work even more interesting: light and evanescent portraits generated not by adding particulars with a meticulous brushstroke but by eliminating colour using a big flat brush and an aggressive gesture.
Considered by critics as one of the most interesting interpreter of contemporary painting, he managed to win several prizes. Juan Eugenio Ochoa alongside with his career as an artist works as a cardiologist. His research reflects and generates from the juxtaposition between his medical mission to heal, and to get things back to their natural order, and his artistic aim to destabilize through doubt and uncertainty.
The water and its deceptive reflection are the main protagonists of the project room. Two installations exhort the visitors to find the right point of view to see something that exists, even when it isn't.
DiegoKoi's works describe a private dimension. The portraits of his nuclear family, as expanding fragments, invade the gallery's walls. The installation is black as graphite and it consists in a circular mirror concerned to the DiegoKoi's geometrical figures used for his drawings. The site-specific work invite the viewer to mirror himself in order to deal with the derangement of his own intimacy.
Juan Eugenio Ochoa searches an universal breath in his works. The images don't have titles or outlines and they lack in details, for this reason the portraits seem to represent everyone. The installation, with a family picture in the middle, refers to the palette of his oil paintings. A mirror reflects the visitor and the picture combining both in a single image.
DiegoKoi, Juan Eugenio Ochoa
Each artist differs from the other for background and technique but they both work towards the same direction: to give a perfect and deceptive representation of reality. DiegoKoi (Lamezia Terme, 1989), despite being very young, is considered to be one of the finest hyperreaplistic painter of the world. Its work… Leggi tutto