New Era 15th December - 5th January
room I www.artnumber23.uk | London - Athens
1. 0LGA GOLDINA HIRSCH 3. ERSIN BACTISA 5. CHRISTINA KATERGIANNAKI 7. ELISABETH BAEZA 9. STEWART TAYLOR 11. STELLA KATERGIANNAKI 13. KATYA KEBAL 15. MICHAILIDOU NINA 17. CECILIA SEBASTIAN 19. BASILISA BREMER 21. KUZMINA EKATERINA 23. KRISTINA MILIVOJEVIÄ&#x2020; 25. LUCAS NGO
art number 23 London â&#x20AC;˘ Athens
Art Number 23 is a London based organisation with two physical Gallery spaces in Londonand in Athens and also a Virtual Gallery! We are organising art exhibitions in all our Galleries and we invite artists from all over the world to share their work with us and participate in our shows! The aim is to create opportunities, in order to encourage and support artists to exhibit and promote their work.
OLGA GOLDINA HIRSCH
Olga Goldina Hirsch is a British artist who was born in Moscow, Russia. In 2018 she got a Master degree in Fine Art graduated from City & Guilds of London Art School, Birmingham University, London, UK. Since then she is developing her artistic and professional skills as a painter and an illustrator: participates at the group exhibitions in London and in Italy, collaborates with Art Galleries over the world, visits Art Conferences, gets a place in the Art Residency in Tokyo and prepares her first solo exhibition in London. Her works are in Copelouzos Family Art Museum Collection, Athens, Greece, and in private collections in England, France, Italy, Canada and Russia, on a display at Museum-of-art.net, Germany and at ARSTY, presented by the Italian Gallery and were published in few Art Magazines and Art Projects Books. She is a member of International Association of Visual Arts, IAVA, Italy (2020). Her recent project “Who Am I?” emerged from the concept of a ‘shroud’, which absorbs thoughts, pain and pleasure. She is trying to relate her thoughts about her generation as a portrait: the white and coloured shirt carries memories from her childhood and motherland. She asks you and herself: Who Am I? Who Are We All? Which sex, nationality, race and religion are we in 21st c.? Seems, this project coming to be very topical on these days. Is it actually our last shirt or we have a chance to be together and survive?
OLGA GOLDINA HIRSCH That Last Shirt II 80 x 120 x 3 cm (h x w x d) Mixed Media on Canvas
Ersin BactiČ&#x2122;a is an architect from Romania with an affinity for digital art. His work revolves around human condition and the ways feelings can be expressed on canvas. Most of his ideas come from personal experiences or books. Ersin started with traditional portraits, but moved to digital medium in order to express his thoughts faster and also to take the process to another level â&#x20AC;&#x201C; animation.
ERSIN BACTISA Aggression 68.5 x 45.7 cm (h x w) Digital Art
Born and raised in Athens. Studied painting under the instruction of Panagiotis Beldekos, Dimitris Sarasitis, and Vasilis Soulis. I am inspired by the great painters of all time. Their work is the source of my inspiration. My passion is Abstract art. For me, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the infinite liberation and uncompromising way of expression. This is my commitment.
CHRISTINA KATERGIANNAKI Envy 120 x 100 x 3 cm (h x w x d) Mixed Media on Canvas
Borders between art and design, Elisabeth Baeza uses common raw materials like wood, foam , aluminium, plaster, paper ... inspired by the 21st century, cities, urbanism, digital, consumption, she creates clean, graphic and minimal forms and valued the signs of everyday life, the pre sent moment and locked down history that we live. E ach piece is handmade, laser cut or 3D printed. Elisabeth Baeza was born in 1977 in Clermont - Ferrand (France). F rom 1998 to 2003, she studied at School of Fine Arts of Saint - Etienne (ESADSE) and graduated from the design section. Installed in Paris in 2003, she joined the MG Stand design office and used ephemeral manufacturing techniques and collaborated in various exhibition fairs until 2008. Today, she lives in Belgium, in Brussels urban periphery where she develops an experimental artistic activity.
ELISABETH BAEZA Soob 85 x 66 x 30 cm (h x w x d)
Stewart works as a Printmaker from his Devon Studio, combining elements of site specific photography, contemporary ephemera, subverted motifs/metaphors and allegory, lost & found imagery, & Drawing. He is continually interested in the self-inflicted demise Mankind faces within our Anthropocene era & our behaviour within it. Although the outlook here is perpetually fearful & pessimistic he tries to create a contrary world of destruction, beauty & fatalistic humour, where journey, travel & time, change, metaphysics, erasure, air & light are all of critical importance; but also where the relationships between Landscape, Living Things & Humanity are paramount. He is presently engaged in an ongoing project called the Tree Portraits which is made up of of over 200 Monoprints, some of which were exhibited here as multiples in â&#x20AC;?The Tree Portraits Iâ&#x20AC;?, & the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in late 2020. These were derived from site specific photos taken near his previous home in East London & moved in to Print using Gelliplates.
STEWART TAYLOR The Tree Portraits 119 x 168 x 3 cm (h x w x d) monoprint
Born and raised in Athens, Greece. All my life is about painting. I start drawing at a very young age and never stopped. In 2012 I met my teachers, Panagiotis Beldekos, Dimitris Sarasitis, and Vasilis Soulis. All of them had a great impact on my life and my craft. I believe that art is life, expression, feeling, past, and future. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perpetual journey of evolution.
STELLA KATERGIANNAKI Liberation 100 x 70 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
Graduated from the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after Surikov, Katya Kebal is a prize-winning Russian artist who has exhibited her paintings internationally (Russia, India, Portugal, UK). Nature and people admire Katya the most. She describes her current artistic style as moving from realism to impressionism. Through her compositions, Katya highlights the importance of life balance and beauty that can be found everywhere. Preferring to create using oils and dry pastels, she also employs acrylics and watercolors combining techniques and mediums.
KATYA KEBAL Dancing Orchide 35 x 45 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
Artist from Greece, Michailidou Nina has graduated from School of Fine Arts and Art Sciences of University of Ioannina, with an Erasmus+ scholarship in Spain. She continued her studies in Interior Design. Also, she is a member of Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, and she deals with various art forms, such as painting, engraving and photography. Nina has in her CV two individual exhibitions in Thessaloniki, the first one at Myro Gallery in 2017, with the title "Prosopia”, and the second at Govedarou Art Gallery, in 2020 with the title “Memory”. However, she has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and Spain, such as Athens Video Art Festival in 2013 and Art Thessaloniki, an International Contemporary Art Fair in 2019.
MICHAILIDOU NINA Nun 36 x 30 x 2 cm (h x w x d) mixed media
Cecilia Sebastian de Erice (Madrid, 1996). Graduated in Fine Art with honors from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2018 and did an Erasmus year in the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. She concluded a Master in Art Market and Management of Related Industries in 2019 and has completed work experience at ARCO, organising Madridâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international contemporary art fair. Currently she lives and works in Madrid, where she continues painting in a studio and is the CoFounder of MOOD ART, an online platform dedicated to promoting art events and emerging artists.
CECILIA SEBASTIAN Elephant in the room 40 x 30 x 2 cm (h x w x d) Oil on canvas
"Stranger in blue", 20*30cm, Oil on Canvas Panel, 250$ This work was created in one go, from an easy sketch in lecture notebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s margins. The image of a stranger who tightly holds his glass and looks straight into the soul, frightens us with his calmness and confidence. He seems to soundlessly invite us to share with him an ordinary busy evening at the bar, where he is the main visitor and has been a part of its walls for a long time. I would like to make friends with him and know that I can always find him in the same place at any time of the day or night and talk about philosophy, poets of the 20th century and the future of mankind. "Patient's night toilet", 30*40 cm, Oil on Canvas Panel, 250$ I have been watching this daily scene for the most of my life, so for me it is has become something very familiar. The life of a disabled person is so integrated into my brain, that it constantly finds reflection in my art. A sick man being locked within the walls from which he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t escape because of his own helplessness. Who literally lives for satisfying his only primary needs. For him turning over in bed is already an achievement. It is a doomed person trapped in his own broken body.
BASILISA BREMER Stranger in blue 30 x 20 x 3 cm (h x w x d) Oil on canvas
Kuzmina Ekaterina, a member of the Union of Russian Artists, the Eurasian Art Union, a permanent participant in exhibitions. Artworks are in private collections in Russia, Italy, China.
KUZMINA EKATERINA Bird's Architect 40 x 60 x 3 cm (h x w x d) Oil on canvas
One of the great, yet neglected female painters of the twentieth century, undiscovered even by the feminist movement, did not like to be either praised or attacked. Parisian Marie Laurencin thus put emphasis on true measure and humanity, just as her visual world is filled with refined inking and figuration aspiring to abstraction. As a painter (since she is also interested in other fields, such as photography and video), Kristina MilivojeviÄ&#x2021; (Belgrade, 1985) continues this noble legacy of early European modernism, a search for beauty in the least possible vulgar or narrative manner. Her works are woven of fine tissue, subtle layers of color and gentle harmonies, although that part also includes the strength and force of expressionism, however hidden, as the male element of the painting. The artist searches for pure visual art, painting in which story, religion or overemphasized symbolism are not dominant; while her painting is not deprived of metaphysical values, it also represents a kind of meditation.
KRISTINA MILIVOJEVIÄ&#x2020; More than us 120 x 90 x 3 cm (h x w x d) acrylic on canvas
In Ngoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aesthetic, portraits turn into landscapes, repositories where memories fade away, are condensed and scattered. There is a feeling of drifting that emerges from contemplating these evanescent images, the residue of encounters that trigger affect and emotions. While attempting to erase, his portraiture paradoxically opens up still more reminiscences. From intimate memories, shifting gaps emerge in space and time, mingling presence and absence around faraway figures that reveal the many forms and landscapes held deep within. Body memories emerge in veiled, blurred and ghostly images, without our knowing if they are trying to reveal themselves to our consciousness or, on the contrary, to vanish at the threshold of the unconscious.
LUCAS NGO Lucifer 270 x 200 x 1 cm (h x w x d) Oil on canvas