The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 22, 2019

Exhibition featuring works by Engels, Alfredo Scaroina, and KwangHo Shin opens at UNIX Gallery
Engels, Bien Sure. Oil on canvas with watermark, ink, staples, and tassel, 47 x 37 inches, 2013.

NEW YORK, NY.- UNIX Gallery announce their Winter Collective Exhibition featuring works by Engels, Alfredo Scaroina, and KwangHo Shin on view at UNIX Gallery New York, 532 W 24th St. from January 8th - January 31st, 2015.

Art is a natural process for Haitian-born New York-based abstract artist Engels. He can create with anything, as evidenced by his diverse media. Engels builds with wood, paper, and layers of paint. He questions what painting is, often creating works that are left explicit. “Stretchers lay bare. Canvas is crumpled, torn, or shredded. Staples can be more than simple fasteners and can function as paint.” For Engels, a work does not have to be one thing or another. A painting can have elements of photography or sculpture, blurring the conventions between disciplines. “I believe in the spirit. Sometimes I enter the work; we become one.” Engels has the uncanny ability to create pieces as if from nothing, always listening to his senses. The process speaks to the poetry of his childhood, the survival strategies that Haitians use to get from one day to the next. The strict economy of line and texture, the use of everyday objects, and makeshift elegance recalls his grandmother’s home in Port-au-Prince, which against all odds, had splendor.

In his paintings, KwangHo Shin attempts to capture the complexity of human emotion and the experience of the mind as we perceive it visually. Harkening back to Abstract Expressionism, Shin employs intense and vibrant colors in order to depict individualistic expression of emotion and a sense of self. He applies oils and charcoal in thick brushstrokes to distort and exaggerate the subject’s facial features and confront the viewer with the resulting emotional impact these painterly effects have on our understanding of the subject. Shin deliberately neglects the use of harmonious color and precise form in an effort to extend the internal mental world into an external reality. Shin is able to document the psychological change and clash that arises in the self in his portraits. “... the fear of the blank canvas is dissolved as the colors arrive safely and the shapes are formed on the picture plane... this moment is the process of bringing out something from the Artist’s inner spirit - it is the climax of the creative energy” (Yu MyeongJin).

Alfredo Scaroina explores the powerful influence the creative process has on his paintings. His techniques both dictate and reveal the subject matter, as he starts using different mediums and an array of reclaimed materials such as recycled mail, paper, found fabrics, archival newsprint, recycled magazines, old canvases, dirt, sand, metal, dust and everything he can find to create complex, urban decayed layered compositions. Scaroina also addresses how his paintings influence the emotional and physiological perception of the individual from one culture to another, as well as the collective unconsciousness in the Jungian sense. He incorporates archetypal symbols and primitive motifs into his paintings as a kind of universal language that is recognizable to people from many different backgrounds. Scaroina embraces experimental techniques and materials as a way to express fresh ideas about the function of art in a multicultural world.

Today's News

January 9, 2015

Swedish archaeologists find rare 2,500-year-old relief depicting two pharaonic deities

Advance details about Met's Costume Institute spring exhibition announced at the Palace Museum in China

In 2015, spruce up your home with timeless and chic antique Persian Heriz Serapi rugs

Detroit Institute of Arts Director Graham W. J. Beal to retire after nearly 16 Years

The Magrittes return to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen after a world tour

At Artemis Gallery's online auction: Sale assembles exceptional classical, Pre-Columbian & Tribal art

Within hours of a terrorist attack, Charlie Hebdo copies draw astronomical prices online

Scared but defiant: Cartoonists around the world raise pencils to Charlie Hebdo

Fans brave Memphis cold for Elvis Presley's birthday at Graceland in Tennessee

Sotheby's to offer exceptionally rare view of Venice by Claude Monet estimated at £20-30 million

The Glasgow School of Art announces shortlist for Mackintosh Building restoration

Sotheby's to offer the most comprehensive collection of Early American Silver ever auctioned

Exhibition of drawings from 1962-1974 by William N. Copley on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Exhibition of new work by Diana Thater opens at David Zwirner in New York

Helmut Lang's first New York gallery solo show opens at Sperone Westwater

Five monumental paintings from the early 1970s by Edvins Strautmanis on view at Allan Stone Projects

Exquisite chandelier owned by Napoleon's brother now part of Toledo Museum of Art collection

Art Miami New York welcomes new fair Director Katelijne De Backer

Laurence Miller Gallery's first one-person exhibition with Liz Nielsen opens in New York

Cheryl Donegan's first one person exhibition in New York since 2007 opens at Sgorbati Projects

Exhibition featuring works by Engels, Alfredo Scaroina, and KwangHo Shin opens at UNIX Gallery

New exhibition by Israeli artist Yael Bartana opens at Petzel Gallery

Salon du Dessin to be held from March 25-30 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris

'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful