‘We Can Do It’ project brings together the works by established Western artists that focus on the various range of styles and media, from photography and sculpture to painting and video art.
The artists’ explorations of the geometrical abstraction are reflected in the conceptual works by Peter Halley and the vibrant landscapes of Torben Giehler. Halley’s formal minimalism is continued by an unrestrained geometry of Giehler’s imaginary virtual worlds, demonstrating an array of approaches to spatial representation.
The works by Vik Muniz and Tony Oursler are authorial experiments on the subject of optical illusions created with the use of different technologies. Oursler’s projections can literally engage in a dialogue with the viewer, creating a living immersive space around them. Muniz’s photographic works capture the viewer’s eye by a complexity of details: assembled from various everyday materials, they accurately recreate renowned paintings of internationally famous artists.
The multicoloured elements captured in Muniz’s work resonate with the abstract surrealism of Kristin Calabrese’s paintings. With a vibrant variety of techniques, including painting, sculpture and collage, Calabrese creates her ironic works that combine the blend of realism and the artist’s imagination.
The exhibition brings together iconic works by Stephan Balkenhol, Antony Gormley, and Tony Matelli, showcasing the distinct approaches to self-expression through the sculpture. Matelli’s captivating hyper-realism, Balkenhall’s totemic primitivism and the abstract interweaving of silhouettes by Gormley create a fascinating contrast of artificial forms and materials, highlighting the uniqueness of artists’ approaches.
The exhibition exemplifies a paradigm of contemporary artistic consciousness, characterized by its non-linearity, asymmetry, and complementarity. This unique combination provides a wide perspective on the contemporary art world in its numerous manifestations.