Fabio Modica is an Italian painter whose first love was Renaissance representational styles. But after a mentorship with expressionist painter Antonio Santacroce and a journey through Mexico, he developed his signature portraits. His work is characterized by a piercing, enigmatic quality achieved by a spur-of-the-moment technique that employs thickly textured paint applied with a palette knife. Modica’s paintings act as a portal through which the mesmerizing visages of entities so dreamlike they seem as deities gazing up upon us with a seductive and compelling spontaneity.
sea shells, flowing across architectural antiquities, embrace the organic in every way. The beauty of these shells, constructed by the vulnerable creatures that created them as their home, is expressed in the progression of each piece. Balanced but not perfectly symmetrical, the works echo the harmony and eccentricity of nature’s display.
Begheyn pairs this natural beauty with the ornate opulence of rococo styled wooden features that emulate nature with stylized leaves and organic shapes. The word “rococo” is, in fact, a blending of the Italian word for stone and the French word for shell. Begheyn does not shy away from the idea that her pieces are ornamental and decorative but trusts in the virtue of the shell itself and her deep intuition to evoke notions of home, protection, beauty and elegance.
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conceptual and artistic interests has been cultivated by “the human condition”. His current series is no different except that he has now begun to dissect the internal mechanisms of the human, concentrating specifically on the microscopic world of genetics. Consequently, Pŕquin’s new sculptures and works on paper have become more abstract and playfully innovative.