"What IS a Bird? We Simply Don't Know" curated by Domenico de Chirico

Bucharest

June 25 – July 31, 2015

Razvan Boar, Sex, 2015. oil, charcoal, and spray paint on canvas, 77 x80 inches

Yonatan Vinitsky. Loose Ends (Blue), 2015, Polyester Fabric Mounted on Bespoke Okoume Plywood Backing, Rolled, Bended and Welded Powder Coated Mild Steel Solid Rod, Polypropylene Rope, 10mm Monoflex Elastic Cord with Polypropylene Jacket (Green), Bespoke PVC Washer, M8 Stainless Steel Glass Boss, Split Baton,
130,6 × 191 × 3 cm, 51 3/8" x 75 1⁄4" x 1 1/8" 

Yonatan Vinitsky. Loose Ends (Canary Yellow), 2015. Wool, Nylon and Cotton Fabric Mounted on Bespoke Okoume Plywood Backing, Rolled, Bended and Welded Powder Coated Mild Steel Solid Rod,Polypropylene Rope, 10mm Monoflex Elastic Cord with Polypropylene Jacket, Split Baton, 130,6 × 191 × 3 cm, 51 3/8" x 75 1⁄4" x 1 1/8" 

Alek O. Tangram (Cat), 2013 Stretched Fabric from a Parasol, 245 x 194.7 cm, 96 1/2" x 76 5/8" 

Kenneth Alme. Untitled, 2015. Oil, acrylics, spray and primer on cotton canvas, wooden stretcher 185 x 130 cm, 72.8 x 51.2 in

Kenneth Alme. Untitled, 2015. Oil, acrylics, spray and primer on cotton canvas, wooden stretcher 185 x 130 cm, 72.8 x 51.2 in 

Virgile Ittah + Kai Yoda. Untitled, 2015. Silicone, mixed wax, pigment, 123 x 112 x 9 cm 

Virgile Ittah + Kai Yoda. Untitled, 2015. Silicone, mixed wax, pigment, 123 x 112 x 9 cm 

Yonatan Vinitsky. Ensemble Orientation Quick Jerky Movements Stop (Blue.12.130.38), 2015 Powder Coated Bespoke Rolled and Bent 12mm × 1.5mm Mild Steel Tube, Nylon Covered Micro Cable, Copper Nicopress Micro Ferrule 13.5 × 211 × 13.5cm 

Yonatan Vinitsky. Ensemble Orientation Quick Jerky Movements Stop (Red.12.130.38), 2015. Powder Coated Bespoke Rolled and Bent Mild Steel Tube, Nylon Covered Micro Cable, Copper Nicopress Micro Ferrule, 13.5 × 211 × 13.5 cm

Yonatan Vinitsky. Ensemble Orientation Quick Jerky Movements Stop (Yellow.8.90.42), 2015. Powder Coated Bespoke Hand Rolled and Bent 8mm Mild Steel Rod, Nylon Covered Micro Cable, Copper Nicopress Micro Ferrule, 10 × 211 × 10 cm

Alek O. Red, 2013. Embroidery on Canvas, Framed, 87.5 x 72 cm, 34 1/2 x 28 3/8 in

Alek O. Red, 2013. Embroidery on Canvas, Framed, 87.5 x 72 cm, 34 1/2 x 28 3/8 in

Antoine Donzeaud. Untitled PE (thrive throve thriven), 2015, Wood, steel, polythene, oil stick,  acrylic, aerosol paint, tape, marker, cable, rubber, resin, 200 x 106 x 6 cm 

Antoine Donzeaud. Untitled PE (thrive throve thriven), 2015, Wood, steel, polythene, oil stick, acrylic, aerosol paint, tape, marker, aluminium, resin, 200 x 106 x 6 cm 

Antoine Donzeaud. Untitled PE (thrive throve thriven), 2015. Wood, steel, polythene, oil stick,  acrylic, aerosol paint, tape, marker,  cable, rubber, resin. 200 x 106 x 6 cm 

Henry Chapman. In Pain, 2015. Oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 127 x 112 cm, 50 x 44 in

Henry Chapman. Hangman, 2015. Oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 127 x 102 cm, 50 x 40 in 

Henry Chapman. Human Figure Inscribed in a Floor Plan, 2015. Oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 127 x 102 cm, 50 x 40 in 

Press Release

YONATAN VINITSKY – ALEK O – RAZVAN BOAR - ANTOINE DONZEAUD – HENRY CHAPMAN – KENNETH ALME

VIRGILE ITTAH + KAI YODA 

 

Galeria Nicodim Bucharest is thrilled to present a group exhibition curated by Domenico de Chirico. The paintings, sculptures, and wall works in this show chisel loose the shape and image of everyday scenes, stripping away their original associations and making visible the characters and materials that weave in and out of peripheral consciousness. An oil puddle rises into a lonely island. A childhood cartoon skips across the sketchy picture plane with uncanny unfamiliarity. Seatbacks are locked in their upright positions. A memory is cast in a foggy figure on the brink of evaporation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition title is taken from the short-lived BBC absurdist mockumentary series Look Around YouSqueezing surrealism from subjects as mundane as water and math, the series’ title is also its main behest—a proposition handily taken up, taken apart, and rearranged to poetic ends, displaced yet present.

 

At least for now.

 

—Christina Catherine Martinez