PRESS RELEASE: Thursday 14h February
"Portraits of Someone"
A duet show by Vera Kochubey and John Paul Fauves
“Each painting is a character and there is a (sur)real person behind each painted face."
Rhodes Contemporary Art: 15 February - 23 March 2019
Private View and Press Review: Thursday 14th February 6-9pm
Rhodes Contemporary Art is proud to present our first show of 2019, ‘Portraits of Someone’, curated by The TAX Collection.
‘Portraits of Someone’ is a duet show featuring new bodies of work from Berlin based Russian performance artist and painter Vera Kochubey and Costa Rican contemporary painter John Paul Fauves.
The show seeks to explore our place in the world, dealing with themes of the past and present - and reinterpreting innocuous faces and characters that surround us in everyday society.
Kochubey’s work presents the viewer with a powerful juxtaposition - taking in the grand scale of the portraits whilst examining the intricate details and symbology embedded deeply into the works themselves. “Each painting is a character and there is a (sur)real person behind each painted face. With my art I want to transcend the physical (hyper)reality and show a metaphysical space of dreams, illusions, hallucinations, visions and fantasies.”
John Paul Fauves challenges the traditional notion of “art” itself, elevating familiar childhood characters such as Mickey Mouse, and reinterpreting them in large scale, abstract portraiture. His works deal with relatable themes such as losing one’s innocence - and he is constantly trying to examine human nature and express his ever changing interests and thoughts on pain, life, and “art.”
Rhodes Contemporary Art
42 New Compton Street, London, WC2H 8DA
February 14th 2019
6pm – 9pm
February 15 – March 2019
Open daily Mon - Friday
11am – 6pm
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