Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Wandael Skulls” an exhibition of works by Alexo Wandael. A stunning collection of fine art photography with his latest collection depicting Skulls in juxtaposition with figures, exploring the concept of beauty and nature.
With a passion for art and an eye for beauty, Alexo Wandael studied photography and architecture at the University of Ferrara, Italy. After practicing both in Berlin and Los Angeles, he moved to New York where he now resides.
Throughout his career, Alexo has worked with publications such as Vogue Italia, Uomo Vogue, Russian Vogue, Russian Elle, The Telegraph, The Observer and many others. His fine art photography was shown in exhibitions through Europe and the U.S.
Recently his work was added to the permanent collection of the FIT museum in NY. Among his fashion photography clients are Bulgari, Hermes, Loro Piana, Chopard, Vivienne Westwood, Nike, and Allegri. And some of the Celebrities that he has photographed are Katy Perry, Oleg Cassini, Paco Rabanne, Nicola Bulgari, Jennifer Missoni Patch Adams and Roberto Bolle.
Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Incidental Expressions” an exhibition of works by Roh Jae-soon, of a stunning collection of oil paintings depicting a beautiful woman's lips done in a photo realistic style.
Roh Jae-soon began to draw from the early days. Sometimes he drew the whole body but mostly focused on eyes and faces. This collection of the lip work has its significance in telling the story of the world. The moment the artist commits the photographed lips to the canvas, the atmosphere and message of the art work are determined. For instance, tight lips express the absence of communication and open lips the carpe-diem kind of gaiety. Depending on the expression of the lips, some lips suggest hope for the future, and only the lips are highlighted. Roh expresses the lips in various ways. Looking at the works of Roh Jae-soon, we can feel many stories being told through just one simple element: the mouth. Roh refuses to let daily life slide by, incorporating elements of sympathy into his paintings. If the sentence inscribed on the wall becomes a sentence, the lips on the canvas will tell stories as if they had become a reporter. We can hear the cry of the times through Roh Jae-soon’s canvases, embracing the stories of the world. The lips drawn on the canvas are about to tell a story. Roh's drawings are not simply the lips, but the ‘expression’ of the lips.
Bassmi Ibrahim has chosen a life in abstract painting to give access to a space beyond words. Rather than representing the outer shape of the world, these paintings express the fluid dynamism of all life. His work is a dance in between the artist and the medium allowing both intuitive fluidity and disciplined control.
In the studio the white canvas is contemplated in meditative silence, enabling Bassmi to enter into a special plateau of his inner being. The image shows itself like a light unfolding over the surface of the canvas. Each work is totally spontaneous and usually made in a single session of several hours and then revisited numerous times to add layers of depth and tonal value. He uses diluted oils and synthetic varnishes to create moving forms in translucent layers of color. The painting is totally alive during its creation, combining freedom of movement with an innate sense of aesthetic balance. The beauty and subtlety of what takes shape can only come from deeper layers of the inner self.