Tanja Roscic Black Kisses
We are pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Tanja Roscic, artist of Croatian-Albanian origin, born in Zürich in 1980.
In an intuitive way Tanja Roscic deconstructs the imagery of the present in order to analyze it and create a new world of images. With her sculptures, drawings, collages and installations, she investigates strategies of individual and collective identity. Her collages often show masks created cutting out faces and figures from magazines, which are then layered, reworked, transformed into new auratic presences
Tanja Roscic is especially interested in the symbolism of the human figure, expressed in the representation of young women, whose features are transformed by overlays, omissions and fragmentations. These images found in the works on paper, composed of images taken from the media and abstract elements of color, reveal their quality not only through their tactile aspects, but also through an introverted emotional focus. The sculptures and installations make use of real and sometimes transformed pieces of furniture, presented as an expansion of the physical and mental sphere.
Roscics works communicate force as well as sensitivity, and often refer to alchemical symbols, reflecting the concept of transformation from one material to another. Yet in spite of their symbolism and the ironic reflections about the media, the works remain reserved, delicate.
Over the last years Roscic has had solo shows at the Neue Kunstverein in Wien, at the Kunstraum München in Germany and the Modern Institute of Zurich; she has taken part in many group shows in Switzerland and Germany. In 2009 she was awarded a residency in New York.
Project Room: Sergiu Toma Transience
We are pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in Italy by the young Romanian painter Sergiu Toma.Tomas paintings are marked by the timeless fervency of their visual description. The apparently casual scenes seem interlocked with partially remembered dreams, where the beholders viewpoint becomes an integral part of the painting. Toma often depicts interiors where familiar objects carry symbolic meanings and nonhuman forms are used as objects of displacement, to bring up issues that cannot be expressed forthrightly. The rooms are shady and temporary places and the legacy of the traditions is decomposed in this tinkered contemporary set.
The starting point for this show is the painting ''The light at the edge of realm'' that was made two years ago. It represents an interior depicted with great attention to detail. The scene is a reminiscence of his childhood and he recreated the scene just like it happened, however the memory is based on reconstruction: when you relive a memory, you fill the gaps with possible scenarios. We are projected to forget details so that we can create general pictures. Because of Tomas attention to details, the painting became a daily scene more related to present than to the past, and this lead him to the subject of transience.
The small painting ''Transience'' it's a resized copy of ''The light at the edge of realm'' and this time everything is hovering on the brink of disappearance. Some of the forms are out of focus, it is like the figures will turn and move, the scene will disperse, the moment will pass.
Sergiu Toma was born in 1987 and he lives in Cluj, Romania. The artist has shown works in the recent exhibition Romanian Scenes at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris in 2013. In 2010 - 2012 he was awarded a residency at the Romanian Academy in Roma.