Unfaltering font of inspiration, the city of New York transforms into an impeccable stage where diverse artistic languages interlace, proffering a multifaceted vision of this urban realm.
The metropolis, that colossus of asphalt and steel that defines contemporary life, is more than a mere amalgamation of edifices and individuals; it presents itself as an ever-moving microcosm, a crossroads of cultures and aspirations, a harmonious concert of chaos and order. Amidst its bustling thoroughfares, in its markets teeming with vitality, amidst its majestic skyscrapers and imposing bridges, the metropolis celebrates multiplicity and plurality. It venerates innovation, creativity, and the flourishing of culture. As a beacon of progress, the city self-interrogates and reinvents, evolving into a symbol of what we are and what we can become…
Through this poetic lens, a group of artists approaches the concept via diverse artistic perspectives. With diminutive canvases, they transport us on a miniature journey into the city’s core, exploring its intricacies, its contrasts, and its vibrant energy.
With juxtapositions of colors, vibrant chromatic hues melding with muted gradients, artists such as Ashton Lally and Jazmin Weber embrace the realm of abstraction, suggesting urban scenes and landscapes as they evoke emotions, metaphors, and mysteries, rather than representing concrete elements. Within this realm of infinite possibilities, Haroshi Sada imparts symbols, signs, and figures that emerge and float, while Lila Marou Frem and Aku Mediteguy tackle the representation of the human form in its myriad expressions, ranging from expressive abstraction to detailed figuration, as seen in the work of Quinn Michael Saine. The boundary between the object and the surrounding space is initially presented in the works of Ana Carolina Boscoli, who materializes the concept in small ceramic pieces, and in the works of Nancy Wu and Jean David, who transform discarded materials as a reminder of our responsibility towards the planet and how we can breathe new life into what has been abandoned.
Each piece in this exhibition is a window into the metropolis. From meticulously detailed representations to bolder expressions capturing the aesthetics of the city’s underground, these creators transcend the constraints of small formats to evoke the grandeur of city life. In this regard, Galeria Azur New York’s proposition unveils a symphony of urban metaphors, immersing us in the nuances of street music, iconic architecture, the ceaseless flow of traffic, and the beauty of the “stains” adorning the most unexpected corners of the metropolis.
Art Curator and Art Critic. GALERIA AZUR
PHYSICAL & ONLINE EXHIBITION
Jean Dolande (France)
Resurrect Studio (United States)
Ana Carolina Boscoli (Brazil)
Hiroshi Wada (Japan)
Quinn Michael Saine (United States)
Ashton Lally (United States)
Lila Maroun Frem (Lebanon)
Aku Menditeguy (Argentina)
Jasmin Weber (Austria)
FROM OCT 28 TO NOV 27/2023
FROM SEPT 28 TO OCT 27
FROM AUG 17 TO SEPT 16 /2023
FROM jULY 7 TO AUGUST 5/2023
FROM 25/5 TO 24/6 2023
FROM APR 20 TO MAY 19/2023
FROM MARCH 25 TO APRIL 14 / 2023
FROM FEB 20 TO MAR 20/2023
FROM JAN 12 TO FEB 11 / 2023
FROM DEC 8 TO JAN 2 / 2022-2023