What IS a Bird? We Simply Don’t Know, Curated by Domenico de Chirico

by Christina Catherine Martinez 

Alek O_2013_Tangram (Cat)_245x195cm_stretched fabric from a parasol_2015-ao-06

Galeria Nicodim Bucharest is thrilled to present a group exhibition curated by Domenico de Chirico. The paintings, sculptures, and wall works in this show chisel loose the shape and image of everyday scenes, stripping away their original associations and making visible the characters and materials that weave in and out of peripheral consciousness.

Alek O_2013_Red_87.5x72cm_embroidery on canvas, framed_2015-ao-07 Henry Chapman_2015_Human Figure Inscribed in a Floor Plan_112x102cm_oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas_2015-hc-19 Razvan Boar_2015_Untitled_180x210cm_oil on canvas_2015-rb-10 Virgile Ittah + Kai Yoda_2015_Untitled_123x112x9cm_silicone, mixed wax, pigment_2015-vi+ky-23 Yonatan Vinitsky_2015_Ensemble Orientation Quick Jerky Movements Stop (Red.12.130.38) _13.5x211x13.5cm_2015-yv-04 Yonatan Vinitsky_2015_Loose Ends (Blue)_130.6x191x3cm_2015-yv-02

An oil puddle rises into a lonely island. A childhood cartoon skips across the sketchy picture plane with uncanny unfamiliarity. Seatbacks are locked in their upright positions. A memory is cast in a foggy figure on the brink of evaporation.

The exhibition title is taken from the short-lived BBC absurdist mockumentary series Look Around You. Squeezing surrealism from subjects as mundane as water and math, the series’ title is also its main behest—a proposition handily taken up, taken apart, and rearranged to poetic ends, displaced yet present.

At least for now.

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YONATAN VINITSKY – ALEK O. – RAZVAN BOAR – ANTOINE DONZEAUD – HENRY CHAPMAN – KENNETH ALME – VIRGILE ITTAH + KAI YODA

 June 25 – July 31, 2015

 GALERIA NICODIM, Bucharest

Nr. 141, Victoria Street, 010 071 Bucharest, Sector 1, Romania

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