Raw Physicality: Mixed Media Artworks by Stivi
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Stivi in The New Flux. The exhibition opens October 20, 2017 and runs through November 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 26 from 6-8 pm.
Belgian painter Stivi is a master of several wildly differing aesthetics. Her oil portraits are delicately rendered, hyperrealistic life studies with invisible brushstrokes and a tempered palette. Her abstract paintings are outrageous collections of color with a refined sense of texture. Finally, her mixed-media pieces combine found objects with a raw physicality to create a controlled chaos. Varied though they are, every one of Stivi’s works share an emotional, dramatic flair.
Stivi has said that what is most important about her art is not any piece itself, but the interpretation that it conjures in the mind of the viewer. To that end she leaves all her works open-ended in one way or another. Her portrait subjects’ expressions are charged yet inscrutable – the viewer must fill in their story. Her abstract works contain endless details in their composition and churning colors. And her mixed-media work entices the audience by putting recognizable objects into a completely imaginary visual universe.
Stivi was born in the former Yugoslavia and today lives in Belgium, where she also pursues a deep interest in music.
Exhibition Dates: October 20 – November 9, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Muggi Peters | Su-Jeong NAM | Patricia Olguín | Patricia Gray | Chijia He | Cynthia Evers | Gitte Peters | Claudia Breidenbach | Luz Letts | Michael Dolen | Stivi
About the Exhibition
The New Flux presents a cross-section of different pictorial practices gathered around the theme of nature in urban life. Taking what is specific to a natural setting—a landscape, a body of water—and showing how it impacts the flow or urban life, The New Flux makes a case that our dependency on nature is just as pervasive as our dependency on technology.
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About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves.