Contessa Gallery , Stand n° AM542

"Beating Heart", 2018 - Hijack

Hijack "Beating Heart", 2018
Archival Pigment Print

"Pool - Twins", 2016 - Maria Svarbova

Maria Svarbova "Pool - Twins", 2016
Archival Pigment Print

"Chaplin", 2017  - Mr.  Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash "Chaplin", 2017
Stencil and Mixed Media on Paper

"Jump Off", 2018 - Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy "Jump Off", 2018
Oil, Acrylic and Gouache on Canvas

"Sun", 2019 - Maria Svarbova

Maria Svarbova "Sun", 2019
Archival Pigment Print

"Snow", 2015  - Maria Svarbova

Maria Svarbova "Snow", 2015
Archival Pigment Print

"A Better Place", 2018 - Hijack

Hijack "A Better Place", 2018
Stencil and Mixed Media on Canvas

"Tomato Spray", 2017 - Mr.  Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash "Tomato Spray", 2017
Silk Screen and Mixed Media on Paper

"Marilyn Monroe", - Mr.  Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash "Marilyn Monroe",

"Mojo", 2018 - Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy "Mojo", 2018
Oil, Acrylic and Gouache on Canvas

"Blind Desire" - Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy "Blind Desire"

"Puzzled", 2018 - Hijack

Hijack "Puzzled", 2018
Stencil and Mixed Media on Canvas

Exhibiting Artists

  • Hijack  (+)

    Biography : Hijack Biography Hijack is a prodigy in his own right and one of the most talked-about, up and coming artists in today’s contemporary art scene. Hijack’s works are a revelation in street art - imaginative, brilliantly constructed and seen in cultural hot spots all over the globe, from Los Angeles to London. As he’s evolved as an artist, Hijack has crafted a persona, inspired by the spirit of music and the poetry of everyday moments, that creates colorful and meaningful perspectives on life. In April 2013, Hijack took the UK art scene by storm with his first solo exhibition. The show was so highly anticipated that it sold out. Works including: Never too Young to Dream Big and Perfection is False, struck a chord with the exhibition’s attendees. When Hijack hit the streets tagging a stencil of Never too Young to Dream Big in London, it caused such a sensation that it quickly caught the attention of UK news outlets and websites. The exhibition garnered a mass of buzz and Hijack’s landmark debut was featured in Art of England’s June 2013 issue, Huffington Post UK, The Art Newspaper and The Telegraph. In October of 2013, Hijack was invited to do an exhibit at the Dieresis Cultural Center in Guadalajara, Mexico. The exhibit was extended for months, attracting large crowds, drawing a mass of media attention, and delighting international art collectors and audiences. The year of 2014 proved an incredible one for Hijack, as his rise within the art scene was meteoric. In June 2014 Hijack mounted a solo show titled Life Through Street Art at one of Paris’ most chic contemporary galleries. In November 2014, Hijack had his Asian art show debut. The show created an avalanche of press for Hijack, including a feature in Vogue Japan. The following year was nothing short of extraordinary. In 2015, he collaborated with world-renowned Swiss watchmakers Hublot and Fashion TV to have a show on the Swiss Alps in Gstaad. The show took place at the famous Palace Hotel

    Artist's Objects:

    • Hijack   - "Puzzled", 2018 "Puzzled", 2018
    • Hijack   - "A Better Place", 2018 "A Better Place", 2018
    • Hijack   - "Beating Heart", 2018 "Beating Heart", 2018

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  • Mr. Brainwash  (+)

    Biography : Mr. Brainwash Biography B. 1966 - Mr. Brainwash, the pseudonym for Thierry Guetta, is an internationally-known Pop Artist and videographer whose street art and Contemporary pieces are highly valued by collectors. Mr. Brainwash utilizes famous artistic and historic images, including Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Andy Warhol, Kate Moss, and Mickey Mouse, and alters them in significant ways. Born in Paris, Guetta moved to L.A. at age 15 with his father and siblings after his mother passed away. He attended high school for about a year before dropping out and becoming an event organizer in Hollywood. Guetta sold vintage clothing in L.A., New York, and Miami before his fascination with graffiti was ignited during a trip to France in 1999. There he learned that his cousin was the famous street artist Space Invader. Guetta began filming Invader and other street artists in action, including Shepard Fairey and Zevs. While filming, Guetta encountered the most famous street artist: Banksy. At the encouragement of Banksy, Guetta began creating his own street art and had his first solo show as Mr. Brainwash in 2008. In 2009, Mr. Brainwash assisted Banksy in launching his Los Angeles show Barely Legal, which was attended by notable celebrities and collectors. The two artists then decided to make a documentary following the secretive life of Graffiti artists. Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by Banksy, includes shots of Invader taken by Banksy and Mr. Brainwash. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar. Mr. Brainwash’s artistic evolution and rise to fame is documented in the film, and the success of Exit Through the Gift Shop brought Mr. Brainwash a massive following. Musicians such as Madonna and the rock band Red Hot Peppers are fond of the artist, and Mr. Brainwash has been hired for several promotional projects. Mr. Brainwash’s art fuses historic pop imagery with images of contemporary pop culture to create a brand

    Artist's Objects:

    • Mr.  Brainwash - "Marilyn Monroe", "Marilyn Monroe",
    • Mr.  Brainwash - "Tomato Spray", 2017 "Tomato Spray", 2017
    • Mr.  Brainwash - "Chaplin", 2017 "Chaplin", 2017

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  • David Drebin

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  • Robert Indiana  (+)
  • Brendan Murphy  (+)

    Biography : Brendan Murphy Biography B. 1971 - Brendan Murphy (B. 1971 - ) is a world renowned artist. Brendan was born in Bloomington, Indiana but grew up in Providence, R.I. Brendan’s artistic career began in New York City where he mentored under some of New York’s most iconic painters, Eric Fischl, David Salle, and Ross Bleckner. Their influence is evident in Brendan’s command of color and experimentation with form. Brendan continues to push the walls of creativity beyond the confines of the canvas and has since explored sculpture work, concept pieces, and a wide range of different materials and tools. In doing so, Brendan has developed his own style, a definitively dynamic mix of the abstract and figurative form. Each of Brendan’s works maintain a consistent exploration of color, language, and symbols. Thematically, Brendan explores the interplay of beauty, power and the need to understand the energies of life. Brendan is particularly inspired by art’s potential to transmit positive energy, and the effect that the positive energy has on society as a whole. Brendan’s talent lies in his ability in balancing these various elements of exploration against the backdrop of his greatest inspirations; formulas, equations, relationships, and the spectrum of human emotion.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Brendan Murphy - "Blind Desire" "Blind Desire"
    • Brendan Murphy - "Mojo", 2018 "Mojo", 2018
    • Brendan Murphy - "Jump Off", 2018 "Jump Off", 2018

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  • Louise Nevelson  (+)
  • Daniele Sigalot  (+)

    Biography : Daniele Sigalot Biography B. 1976 - Daniele Sigalot (Blue and Joy) was born in Rome in 1976. His artistic talents were initially fostered within the advertising field. Sigalot worked for seven years among several major agencies in Italy, Spain and Great Britain. In 2007 he left Saatchi and Saatchi London to dedicate himself full time to the artistic project by the name of Blue and Joy, which he founded with Fabio La Fauci in 2005. For years, the project’s name is a nom de plume of the Sigalot/La Fauci duo, which they continued their prolific four-handed production until 2013. At the end of 2014, the duo dissolved its partnership and Daniele Sigalot went on with his solo career focusing his works on big aluminum installations and unconventional mosaics. Major brands, such as Fendi, have utilized his artistic talents to elevate their brand with custom installations and window displays. The center of his research spins around the ambiguity between the perception of the materials he uses, and their actual nature, thus creating a sublime contrast that is the core of his entire production. Sigalot’s most recognizable works are certainly the massive paper plane installations. Upon first glance, the individual plane components of the installation are made out of paper, an ephemeral material. In actuality, they are each carefully hand-crafted out of metal. Together, with these fleets that Blue and Joy (Daniele Sigalot) has literally flown around the world, he has installed and exhibited his planes in more than thirty cities to the four corners of the globe.

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  • Maria Svarbova  (+)

    Biography : Maria Svarbova Biography B. 1988 - Maria Svarbova was born in 1988; she currently lives in Slovakia. Despite studying restoration and archeology, her preferred artistic medium is photography. From 2010 to the present, the immediacy of Maria’s photographic instinct continues to garner international acclaim and is setting new precedents in photographic expression. The recipient of several prestigious awards, her solo and group exhibitions have placed her among the vanguard of her contemporaries, attracting features in Vogue, Forbes, The Guardian, and publications around the world; her work is frequently in the limelight of social media. Maria’s reputation also earned her a commission for a billboard-sized promotion on the massive Taipei 101 tower, in Taiwan. Maria’s distinctive style departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, colour, and atmosphere. Taking an interest in Socialist era architecture and public spaces, Maria transforms each scene with a modern freshness that highlights the depth and range of her creative palette. The human body throughout her oeuvre is more or less a peripheral afterthought, often portrayed as aloof and demure rather than substantive. Carefully composed figures create thematic, dream-like scenes with ordinary objects. Her images hold a silent tension that hint at emergent possibilities under the lilt of clean and smooth surfaces. There is often a sense of cool detachment and liminality in Maria’s work. Routine actions such as exercise, doctor appointments, and domestic tasks are reframed with a visual purity that is soothing and symmetrical and at times reverberant with an ethereal stillness. The overall effect evokes a contemplative silence in an extended moment of promise and awareness—a quality difficult to achieve in the rapid pace of modern life. Maria’s postmodern vision boldly articulates a dialog that compels the viewer to respond to the mystery, loneliness, and isolation of the

    Artist's Objects:

    • Maria Svarbova - "Snow", 2015 "Snow", 2015
    • Maria Svarbova - "Sun", 2019 "Sun", 2019
    • Maria Svarbova - "Pool - Twins", 2016 "Pool - Twins", 2016

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