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  • Exhibition Judith and Charles
  • Exhibition Judith and Charles
  • Exhibition Judith and Charles
  • Exhibition Judith and Charles

VISIONS

March 19, 2014
Asja Nastasijevic is an Art Historian with the major in Modern Art. She's involved in art writing and criticism for several years now. Art is her passion and writing about it is both work and pleasure. Among modern art movements she loves Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, and POP ART and her favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. She fell in love with Street Art when she first saw ROA’s Sleepy Pigs in Brussels few years ago. Since then, she devotedly explores this form of artistic expression. She hates when someone asks her whether the street art is a real art. What makes any art a real art? Art is an evolutionary act with constant changes in its performance. In Asja’s opinion, the real art is what you want to hang on the walls of your living room, as simple as that. So she wants to hang the works of Ron English, Gaia and ROA above her TV cabinet or to place the artworks of Mark Jenkins and Isaac Cordal next to her sofa. She enjoys bowling and doodling.

From March 20 to April 26, a group exhibition titled Visions will be on view at Judith Charles Gallery in NY. The exhibition gathers newly works by Henry Mandel, Cassandra C. Jones, Vahap Avsar and Garrett Pruter. All four have different backgrounds and artistic styles, but they have one thing in common, a fascination with image. Their art deals with our sensory world overloaded with images, the way we respond to them and consume them.

Garrett Pruter

Since graduating from Parsons in 2010, Pruter is steadily coming up in the art world. This promising young artist is known for his mosaic-like manipulations of found photographs. Pruter researches themes of memory and time in old photograph which he then edits in the form of collage in order to create dialogs between different periods in time, a kind of time travel if you like. He is inspired by collage both as a medium and as the concept in the time of image exposure via Internet.

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Garrett Pruter

Henry Mandell

Henry Mandell is a master of Digital Art. After receiving a BFA in Fine Art from Ithaca College, Mandell then studied painting, graphic design, vector graphics, photography and filmmaking at The School of Visual Art and Parsons The New School for Design. He uses digital tools and analog tools to fuse his ideas and perceptions. Abstraction is Mandell’s preferred mode. Some artworks Mandell composes of the redrawn shapes of long text passages to form stories. Others are simple shapes drawn into complex harmonics. “I am working clear my perception of all the biases about being in the world. Ours is a chaotic sensorial world and abstraction is my way to depict discount prada handbags its essence,” says Mandell.

Exhibition Judith and Charles
Henry Mandell

Cassandra C. Jones

Jones is interested in exploring how we communicate and consume images in today’s digital realm. She drags elements from found digital images on the Internet to create collages, wallpaper, and video loops that she calls “snap-motion re-animations”. Jones explains, “I collect thousands of snapshot photographs from the public domain and every image exchange known to Google. I then group them together by remarkably like subject matter and collage them in ways [via video, print or installation] that tell stories about the power of photographic imagery in our snap happy, contemporary life styles.”

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Cassandra C. Jones

Vahap Avsar

Avsar is known for his intelligent and skilful manipulation of popular iconography. Through a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, and found artifacts, Vahap Avsar deals with the cost of unchecked political authority and oppressive regimes. Much of his art turns a critical eye towards his native Turkey.

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Vahap Avsar