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In the expansive canvas of creativity, an art exhibition unfolds like a mysterious game of astonishing combinations, a dance of the mind that defies logic and flirts with the unexpected. In this new curatorial narrative, the absurd juxtaposition of forms and ideas metamorphoses into a dissonant symphony that ignites imagination and challenges the conventional.

Artists, in their intrepid pursuit of novel visual narratives, interlace elements that ostensibly bear no relation. With an unexpected twist of the brush, Almu Jiménez places circles upon negative landscape patterns, ensnaring the viewer in a fleeting dialogue between time and the ephemeral nature. In Peter Constantine’s work, a human figure melds with the silhouette of a contorted tree, blurring the line between the organic and the human. The audacious act of combining the disparate not only stimulates curiosity but also unlocks emotional and conceptual codes residing within the depths of our minds.

The rigid hierarchy of categories and meanings wavers, creating space for new interpretations and personal resonances. Thus, rationality surrenders ground to intuition, and stories emerge from the inexplicable, as seen in the characters by Christoph Wycislok and Raman Lukuts, composed through fragments and surreal forms, or in the portraits by Rene Jacobsen, which play with the notion of visual representation, evoking a connection between human form and abstract art.

Paavan Goel transcends representation by delineating a sharply outlined figure that duplicates and unfolds, engendering a sense of multiplicity and fragmentation. Meanwhile, Mara Matagne’s video-performance explores concepts of transformation, deconstruction, and connection. The creative duo composed of Flavia YL and Franceso Bertola builds upon these concepts to craft a frame, generating an intriguing visual tension as they develop a complex vocabulary of symbology.

Continuing along this trajectory, certain symbol-loving artists intertwine elements seemingly devoid of correspondence. A black heart or a bird unfurling its wings materializes in the works of Janie Dugan, enveloping the spectator in a poetic dialogue between illumination and introspection. A blurred mermaid and sphinx appear in the works of Ece Abay, where the line between the ephemeral and the eternal dissolves in symbolic representation. This daring act of combining the enigmatic not only arouses curiosity but also triggers emotions and concepts residing within the depths of our being.

Within this realm of astonishing associations, collages find their home. Through fragments and cutouts, Karine Andriasyan assembles new imaginaries, combining disparate elements. Geometric figures, newspapers, and urban scenes invite contemplation on the fluidity of time and accessibility to the unknown. A mixture of textures and patterns merging in the collage evokes a sense of fragmentation and unity—a duality manifesting as uniqueness in Berengere Cochet’s sculpture.

Similarly, the juxtaposition of strokes and textures transforms into a stage that awakens imagination and challenges the conventional. An eruption of chaotic lines in Antonio Bettuelli’s pieces, dribbles in Romana Schmittová’s paintings, or the visual and tactile depth in Thor Sigurdsson’s works engage, confront, and question with an unexpected color palette, as evident in the works of Gabriele Glas or Patricia Abreu. Here, the viewer plunges into an energetic dialogue between tension and harmony. In Klara Gunnlaugsdottir’s paintings and Jolanda Wassenaar’s monochromes, abstract geometric form fuses with free and gestural brushstrokes, blending the line between structure and expression in abstraction.

Conventional categories turn ambiguous, allowing space for new interpretations and personal resonances. Logic yields to intuition, and narratives emerge from the incomprehensible. Akshita Lad demonstrates her mastery of color, and the backlighting of her works provides a balance worthy of a distinct and personal visual language.

In an illuminated gallery of dialogues and connections, spectators become explorers of an ever-shifting mental landscape. Illogical associations ignite conversations and reflections, challenging visitors to look beyond the obvious and discover hidden links in the labyrinth of forms and colors. In this world of unexpected intersections, the new proposition of Galeria Azur Berlin becomes the mirror of our own capacity to find meaning in the improbable and visualize beauty in the unknown.

Ceres González

Ceres González

Art Curator and Art Critic. GALERIA AZUR

PHYSICAL & ONLINE EXHIBITION
FEATURED ARTISTS

Christoph Wycislok (Germany)
Romana Schmitt (ROSCH) (Czech Republic)
Paavan Goel (United Kingdom)
Ece Abay (Netherlands)
Peter Constantine (United States)
Gabriele Glas (Germany)
Raman Lukuts (United States)
Rene Jacobsen (Denmark)
Janie Dugan (Canada)
Antonio Bettuelli (Italy)
Berengere Cochet (France)
Patrícia Abreu (Brazil)
Karine Andriasyan (Russia)
Almu Jiménez (Spain)
Klara Gunnlaugsdóttir (France)
Jolanda Wassenaar (Netherlands)
Mara (Ireland)
FRANCESCO BERTOLA & FLAVIA YL (Spain)
Akshita Lad (United Arab Emirates)
G.Thor.Sigurdsson (Iceland)

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