Past Art Fair. SCOPE Basel 2018

Arte Ponte  was  exhibiting at 2018 edition of SCOPE Basel and featured nine emerging, contemporary artists who demonstrated different trends who explore various mediums in contemporary art.

Artists included Julia Dubovyk (USA), Christopher Parrot (USA), Maria Aparici (Spain), Guang Zhu (USA), Jon Rollins(USA), Lori Schouela (USA), Wayne Reynolds (USA), Mihail Tomescu(USA) and Loló Rodriguez (Chile).

Non-representational work artists Jon Rollins and Lori Schouela explored media experimentation. Rollins´ work evolved through oscillations of spontaneous, intuitive movements and methodical structuring, ranging from chance marks to grid layouts. Schouela paintings used playful and sensuous materials such as rose petals to explore and recreate the intangible energies of consciousness.

In contrast, Christopher Parrott, Julia Dubovyk and Mihail Tomescu approached methods of figurative painting. Contemporary internet-driven culture, exhibitionism and voyeurism were significant themes in Parrott´s work while Dubovyk captured the unexpected through rich, deep colors within simple compositions. Tomescu paintings moved between image and the objective quality of the surface, using antithetical transitive gestures that attempt to establish a tension between their representational functions and their immanent richness as material with its chromatic and tactile charge.

Artist Guang Zhu studied mathematical formulas and write computer code to express parametric equations. This hybrid experiences built by the preciseness of computing mathematical operations somehow invoked a sense of alienated wonder.

Maria Aparici and Loló Rodriguez projected their lives on a white canvas. Aparici created images that convinces, overwhelms and bewilders with elegance without violence, aggression, without stridencies, that could be contemplated with certain stupor, respect and jealousy. Pop culture, grunge music, hip-hop and street art were the influences of Rodriguez’s work. Rodriguez uses various media to make irony about the conservative and oppressive society in which she grew up in.

Painter Wayne Reynolds works went  into deep Space using implied texture supported by complex patterns, color and movement. They represented the energy in the universe with countless particles simultaneously spinning, attracting, and repelling.






Past Art Fair. SCOPE New York 2018

Arte Ponte exhibited during the Armory week at SCOPE NEW YORK (March 8-11 March) the work of seven emerging artists; Grayson Hoffman (USA), Ramón Puñet (ES), Loló Rodriguez (ARG), Joaquin Salim (VE), Mariana Flores Quijano (MX), Blair Martin Cahill (USA) and Michele Utley-Voigt (USA).

Pop culture and personal experiences inspire artists Loló Rodriguez and Joaquin Salim. Both of them use a combitation of media to refelect today´s society in their artworks. Today’s society is also the topic of Ramon Puñet compositions who, using a simple tool- a blue ball point pen, with extremely accuracy- recreates everyday life scenes.

The still life photographs of Grayson Hoffman represented ideas of identity. Whether it’s a portrait of a mannequin, a staple in fashion or trash in studio, the idea is not so much the object, itself, but a presentation of the object’s intrinsic qualities. Where Hoffmann captures what is, Michele Utley- Voigt deconstructs her subjects and explore the human condition: its emotion, fate and energy. Using this as her leitmotiv, Utley- Voigt’s paintings are a complex language of layering multiple levels of imagery representational of our complicated existence.

Tradition have a strong presence in Blair Martin Cahill and Mariana Flores Quijano work. By combining traditional methods of foundry casting and textile production with cutting edge technology, Cahill finds infinite opportunities for producing completely unique and truly contemporary fine art. The calaca, a skull that refers to the idiosyncrasy and Huichol roots, is the protagonist of Mariana Flores Quijano work who uses a variety of colors and textures to generate a three-dimensional effect.

Past Art Fair. SCOPE Miami Beach 2017

Arte Ponte was at Scope Miami Beach 2017, December 05-10.

Featuring 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities SCOPE Miami Beach led one more time the charge for emerging contemporary art market.

Arte Ponte featured at the fair: Sabre Esler, Kristi Kohut, Hudson Art Studios, Kamiesha Garbadawala, Christybomb, Ghislaine Boreel , JnoWilson and Grayson Hoffman.

Colour explosion, textures and mixed-media had a strong presence in Arte Ponte booth. The artists Kristi Kohut, Christybomb and Hudson Art Studios showed a world of fantasy and joy, outside of the routine of day-to-day life.

In contrast, the use of the line, color and geometric shapes were the main features of Jno Wilson who adheres to the principles of the Washington Color School and the California Hard Edge Movement.

Abstract exploration and a mix of materials artists Sabre Esler and Ghislaine Boreel explored personal structures. Esler is fascinated with how the mind works; the connections and pathways that lead to convoluted structures while Boreel focuses on her personal experiences and the duplexity of them.

Wide planes of color and broad strokes served Kamiesha Garbadawala who explores life experiences and conveyance of emotion through art. Turning personal trauma and loss into strength and power through self-examination, she forges impassioned compositions filled with complexity, nuance and gravity.

The still life photographs of Grayson Hoffman represented ideas of identity. Whether it’s a portrait of a mannequin, a staple in fashion or trash in studio, the idea is not so much the object, itself, but a presentation of the object’s intrinsic qualities.



7 July – 17 August 2016

Vernissage Thursday 7th July 6 – 8pm

View the show catalogue!

New York, NY. …  Between July 7th and August 17th, JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present our annual juried exhibition “FRESH!” featuring works by 25 artists of diverse backgrounds.

Amber Tourlentes | Somerville, MA   Aniko Safran | Harrisonburg, VA   Axelle Kieffer | Savannah, GA   Byungkwan Kim | Seoul, Korea   Christopher Owen Nelson | Santa Fe, NM   Christopher Parrott | Huntington, NY  Clay Jordan | Miledgeville, GA   Colleen Fitzgerald | Memphis, TN   Even Schwartz | Brooklyn, NY   Herwig Maria Stark | Vienna, Austria   Jack Rosenberg | New York, NY   Jasmin Edelbrenner | Vienna, Austria   Justin Levesque | Portland, ME   Marc Dessauvage | New York, NY   Mark Liam Smith | Toronto, Canada   Maxwell Emcays | Chicago, IL  Melonie Mulkey | Champaign, IL   Neven Zoricic | Milano, Italy   Nina Sumarac | Limassol, Cyprus   Robyn Day | Chicago, IL   Roman Traexler | Vienna, Austria   Sarupa Sidaarth | Belvedere Tiburon, CA   Shawn Shepherd | Victoria, Canada   Stratton McCrady | Saco, ME   Zachary Williams | Chicago, IL

FRESH! was initiated to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work, as well as a venue for young collectors to explore pieces to add to their imminent collection. This year, FRESH! is returning with a group larger and more varied than the last, ready to reveal their take on what we call “contemporary portraiture.”

In this call, artists demonstrate their artistic approach and interpretation through the presentation of self-portraits, portraits of a person or groups, animals, or objects. An intimate view of the depicted subject presents an exploration of the character, sentiment, or identity of an individual or place. Said visual clues are presented through the employment of a particular technique or the implementation of a distinct concept. The show is a diverse exhibition combining photography, classical painting, prints and collages, produced by artists from all over the world.

A few of the artists will be present at the vernissage opening on July 7th, 6-8pm.