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“QUIEREME” BY EVER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Argentine artist Nicolás Romero Escalada aka Ever –whose artistic journey stems from his need to express questions in public spaces and interact with collective thought– presents “Quiéreme”, a personal exhibition at Galleria Varsi (Rome).

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The artist imagines a curious God that manifests Himself through the pleasures of the flesh to share them and free them from sin. It is in the enjoyment of this union that shared guilt dissolves: all is truth and love, for an instant fully accessible.

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All images via the artist page.

RITUALS AND MYTHS BY MARTIN FERREYRA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mexico City based artist Martin Ferreyra was born in the city of Cordoba, Argentina. Regarding the arts, he is mainly self-taught, participating in workshops in painting and ceramics. In recent years his work has been divided between those two, developing a personal world within his visual imagery. He has been investigating and working with concepts around identity, ritual, and myth, latent in the collective unconscious of latin culture.

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TIME COLOR ENVIRONMENTS BY KARINA PEISAJOVICH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Buenos Aires, Argentina based Karina Peisajovich received a BFA from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Peisajovich’s works decode the machinery behind representation, focusing on the idea of light, darkness and color as the grounding substance giving shape to the world of images. She structures spaces to achieve heightened perceptual experiences in which visitors become acutely conscious of their individual eye as a perceiving entity. Her time-color environments engage viewers with a simulated pre-image state where they may recognize their own processes of visual construction.

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MONUMENTAL FUTURISTIC ANTIQUITIES BY ADRIAN VILLAR ROJAS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Argentine sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas produces monumental site-specific works, primarily in clay. The artist first chose the material for its low price and availability, but since then it has come to influence his concept of form. With their crude physicality and cracked surfaces, his sculptures are redolent of ruins, but their forms are more futuristic than antiquated.

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BIZARRE SCENES BY DIEGO GRAVINESE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Buenos Aires based Diego Gravinese is a talented Argentinian artist who creates hyperreal oil on canvas and acrylic paintings that at first come as photographs. The works are highly detailed, capturing both mundane and bizarre scenes in photo realistic style.

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Bright, vibrant, with deeply saturated colors and subjects full of action and movement, these paintings are emblematic of the good life. Sunny poolsides, scenes from a party, or simply non-sequitur images that amuse with a little surrealness.

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