In the IVYnode exhibition space there will also be some titles of the Ilisso publisher, including the book “Maria Lai. Art and Relationship “, by Elena Pontiggia. The artistic work of the famous Sardinian artist could also be taken as inspiration for the title of this first IVYnodeExpo.
The Theme of this expo is “Interrelation” and we would like to express it through this phrase:
“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be… This is the inter-related structure of reality.”
by Martin Luter King
MER JIMENEZ (Spain)
Born in Spain, sculptor with a technical specialization in Stone and Bronze. Some of her sculptures are exhibited in the permanent collection of MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona). Mer’s work has been exhibited in London, France, Spain, gathering the attention of the critic for the power of the forms combining the most genuine Catalan plastic tradition with a contemporary features. Her work is a tribute to the women, which transcends a great sculptural reflection on the human condition.
MAREO RODRÍGUEZ (México)
Born in Mexico City, raised in Medellín, Colombia, now lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He had solo exhibitions in Spain, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Italy. He has participated in fairs such as Art Toronto, Canadá; Art Med, Colombia and Art Marbella, Spain. With a bachelor degree on Architecture and a master in fine arts, his work is a view on matter, topography and natural territory conceived as a living being, latent and in constant movement. There are two projectual axes within his creation: the paintings which responds to an organic method, subconscious andexpressive, and the sculptures, which respond to a more rational and geometric line of work.
MICHAEL KIRKEGAARD (Denmark)
Born in Copenhagen, his work is represented in several collections and Museums in Denmark, for example at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, The Museum for Photographic Art, Kunsthal Brandts in Odense Denmark, The Johannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde, Denmark, The Danish Film Museum, Copenhagen and in the art collection of danish thriller writer Jussi Adler-Olsen. He made his debut as a classical sculptor, but was concerned about the opportunities and importance of living images for his artistic use. His works over the years range widely in the use of different media and materials, from classic sculpture to video, photo, sound, performance and major political multimedia installations. He is characterized as having an almost anarchistic approach to image media and materials used in his work.
THOMAS KEIS (Germany)
Born in Augsburg, Germany. Multidisciplinary artist honored with the Masteraward by the Academy of Design Munich. His work has been showed in several solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Spain, Switzerland and severel times in the Maison&Objet traide Fair (Paris). His production is full of stylised and powerful designs, and it has been recognized by important Design Magazine ( Harpers Bazzar, Inform, Wohnrevue, El Pais etc). By now he design and manufacture in his studio close to the mountains of Monserrat (Spain), where he finds inspiration for his individual furniture pieces and free project works.
TILL SCHILLING (Germany)
Born in Pfullendorf, Germany. Multidisciplinary artist, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Honored with various prizes including a Meisterpreis by the Bavarian government, he was a student and then an assistant to the famous Magdalena Jetelova. His works have been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in Germany, USA, Switzerland, Portugal and the Czech Republic. His work includes multimedia works, video installations, photographs and performances. He currently lives and works in Germany, where he is director of the art school “Kinder- und Jugendkunstschule” in Pfullendorf.