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“One Side Wing” by Nobuyuki Shimamura is an impressive painting that depicts the uncertainty of life and the vulnerability of our existence. The image of a single wing symbolizes the imperfection and uncertainty of our lives, but the presence of a feather near the model symbolizes hope and the ability to survive in uncertain times. The skulls in the background remind us of the value of life and the need to maintain hope, even in the most hardship-filled circumstances. Shimamura creates an emotionally and visually striking work that invites us to consider our own experiences and uncertainties.
Oil on canvas, 182 x 227 cm, 2020
Dino Valls, born in 1959 in Zaragoza, Spain, ignited his artistic journey from a young age with an ardent passion for drawing. Self-taught in oil painting since 1975, he pursued medicine and surgery, graduating in 1982. Yet, his true vocation was art, leading him to fully immerse himself in painting.
A luminary in contemporary figurative art, Valls harmoniously fuses traditional techniques with modern themes, garnering substantial acclaim. His international presence is palpable through exhibitions across Europe and the United States.
Mastery shines in Valls’ meticulous detail and technique. He ventured into egg tempera in the 1990s, crafting a fusion of past masters’ methods. His artworks resonate with art movements, societal reflections, and historical depth, honoring tradition while speaking to contemporary contexts.
This masterpiece called “Liber Fulguralis” is a polyptych consisting of 5 pieces in which the thematic content of the painting plays out in time and space. It describes the development of different stories, where the concepts of Hubris and Nemesis embody the cyclical evolution of man. The right side of the altarpiece shows the dizzying scientific developments that currently occupy mankind, while the left side warns of the danger of hubris. The work wants to remind us that only balance can help us understand our evolutionary dimension and avoid emptiness.
Oil on panel, 241 x 247 cm, 2020
Amidst a world that encourages self-expression, Sergio explores the edges of societal norms. In his artwork, convention meets disruption as a young woman’s daring liberation takes center stage. The chaos on the table dismantles to rebuild, while those around her are laid bare by her audacity. This act of breaking free from norms is both inspiring and envy-inducing, symbolized by a simple clothespin. Nudity becomes a motif of liberation, a raw truth to embrace profound feeling. As Sergio reflects, “Choosing to challenge rules can conflict with belonging and asserting individuality.”
Oil on canvas, 155 x 280 cm, 2023