Friday, April 01, 2016

#CoolArt: Vanilla Gallery presents 'aestheticism'

Vanilla Gallery presents ‘aestheticism’ an international group exhibition curated by Danijela Krha, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Australian contemporary art magazine beautiful.bizarre, and is an exploration of the beautiful.bizarre aesthetic, rendered through the use of different mediums, themes and materials.
“The artists I selected for this exhibition are incredibly creative and talented: their intense, psychologically-charged works, besides being technically impeccable, are conceived to replace verbal communication with a visual language capable of transcending the limits of ordinary communication. The theme ‘aestheticism’ allowed the artists an opportunity to explore the beautiful.bizarre aesthetic, to consider what represents beauty across cultures, continents and mediums. To explore both the culturally accepted notions of beauty and those dark hidden places inside our hearts that are drawn to the evocative darkness, to the odd things, to the macabre, and to the sharp and visceral moments of our experience.” ~ Danijela Krha
Exhibiting artists include: Aran (Japan), Bella Harris (USA), Caitlin McCormack (USA), Ciou (France), Craww (United Kingdom), Dihaze (Ukraine), Freaks Circus (Japan), Garth Knight (Australia), Haruna Hijikata (Japan), Jel Ena (USA), Julie Filipenko (Israel), Kristin Shiraef (USA), Leslie Ann O’Dell (USA), Mandy Tsung (Canada), Maria Menshikova (Russia), Midori Hayashi (Japan),Mimi Scholz (Germany), Mira Nedyalkova (Bulgaria), Miu Vermillion (USA), Naoto Hattori (Japan), Nina Y (Ireland), ONEQ (Japan), Sam Ectoplasm (Canada), Shin Taga (Japan), ShirrStone Shelter Dolls (Russia), Tom Bagshaw (United Kingdom), Tomomi Sakuba (Japan), Tsubaki Torii (Japan), Yukiko Hayashi (Japan), Zoe Lacchei (Italy).

The opening reception is Saturday April 9 from 5-7pm at Vanilla Gallery, TOSEI Bld.B2F, 8-10-7 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo, 104-0061 Japan. The exhibition is on view from Monday April 4 until April 23.

by Leslie Ann O'Dell
by Naoto Hattori
by Craww
by Jel Ena
by Mira Nedyalkova
by Zoe Lacchei
by Kristen Shiraef
by Mandy Tsung
by Bella Harris
by Tom Bagshaw
by Julie Filipenko
by Mimi Scholz