At the open studio on the 27th of April, at 8.30 p.m. we will also see the works of Iryna Vorona (Kyiv) and Pavlo Baltaziuk , Sarah Rose Guitian (Madrid / Rotterdam) and Florian Braakman (Velp / Rotterdam), Jo Lorente (Mazarrón / Laeken, Brussels) and Joong Yong Kim (Seoul / Berlin) and Mijin Hyun (Seoul / Berlin).
Iryna Vorona (Kyiv)
Based in Ukraine, Iryna Vorona is a contemporary artist working in an individual style of visual art. Born in 1987 in Kyiv, Ukraine, she has a Master degree in Fine Arts from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, including an internship at Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts.
In 2019 she received the Ukraine presidential grant for her project “Qr truth”.
In 2018 she was granted with the Kyiv head of administration art prize for special record of achievements in development of the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv. During the last two years she have been working on projects in Finland (Kulttuurikauppila International Artist Residency), Croatia (Erasmus+ program) and Norway (KHMessen International Artist Residency).
Her art investigation of the last three years has been based on researching how art and technology combine. Synthesis of art and science is a collaboration where new ground can emerge. She has come to the point when the combination of traditional media is not enough to express what she really wants and wishes people to feel through her work. With light technologies she feels on the right way. Her latest project “Insight” deals with traditional form of art, creating something untraditional, a direct vision of supernatural reality and a connection of art and science.
The project is implemented under the Culture Bridges Programme. Culture Bridges is funded by the EU and managed by the British Council in partnership with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in Ukraine.
Jo Lorente (Mazarrón / Laeken, Brussels)
Art explorer, Jo Lorente is a multidisciplinary artist. As a plastic artist, she associates painting to other artistic disciplines: singing, dancing, lute, performing arts, puppet theatre, clay modelling, animated film and video. Combining different modes of expression, she travels in an eclectic and rich universe.
The artist has also been since 2001 a pedagogue, sociocultural animator and was laureate in 2012 of the Prix Courbet, which rewarded the social dimension of her work.
She has taken part in many plastic art exhibitions, namely in the “Milice room” of the Brussels’ City Hall (Grand-Place) with an individual exhibition on occasion of the event “Parcours d’Artistes” (the “Artists’ route”).
Right now, she dedicates her art to International Contemporary Art Fairs and other major cultural events. She exhibits in Paris, Cannes, Monaco and Madrid, in collaboration with the Galeria Gaudi in Madrid, Multi Art Events and the Club des Ateliers d’Artistes. A permanent exhibition of her work can be seen at the “Céramuze Studio” in Brussels.
For the pleasure of the senses, Jo Lorente has developed an original pictorial technique based on natural wax used on different types of supports.
In her pictorial research, the themes treated are the expression of pure imagination. The graphic designs reveal her oneiric world on the canvas. She calls this period: Graphic Codex of the unconscious.”
Born in the Murcia region of Spain, she now lives in Laeken, Belgium.
Sarah Rose Guitian (Madrid / Rotterdam)
Sarah’s work originates from scenes of everyday life, where everyone unconsciously interacts with each other. Within it she captures the ‘marginal’ aspects of our society. For example: how people present themselves in the public space and the traces they leave behind. In this she finds fragility and symbolism of how human behavior is influenced by time and routine.
She was born in 1993 in Madrid (Spain), as a child of a Spanish father and a Dutch mother. In 2012 she moved to Rotterdam for her study at the WDKA, where she graduated in 2016 with her project ‘ Looking Without Seeing’ , a video and sound installation in which she explored her relationship with contemporary imagery.
Her two different cultural backgrounds have always fascinated her and fueled her work. Since her departure to the Netherlands she has given extra attention to recording her daily life both in the Netherlands and in Spain. She intuitively looks for cultural differences and similarities of these two countries. She currently lives and works in Rotterdam.
Travel costs supported by CBK in Rotterdam
Florian Braakman (Velp / Rotterdam)
Florian Braakman is an autonomous documentary photographer whose work consists of a series of photographic images. Through a personal relationship with his subject, focusing especially on the concept of ‘neighbourhood’, he is interested in addressing broader universal, social, and cultural themes. In Dutch the term ‘buurman’ (neighbour) is a slang used as a way of greeting people around you.
He uses photography as a way to make contact with people, to question the world, and to gain a grip on our fast-paced everyday ‘reality’. His photographs are mainly used in grouped series, letting separate images be in contact and conversation with one another in the form of publications and installations.
In 2013, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague with the project She Comes in Colors, which later took form as a book. Currently, he am working on the long-term project Delfshaven’s Finest, in the socially and culturally diverse neighbourhood in Rotterdam where he has lived since 2013. From this project emerged the work In Between Homes, in which he travels with his neighbours to their country of origin.
He grew up in a town called Velp, near Arnhem in the east of The Netherlands, and then at the age of twenty moved to The Hague for his studies in photography at the Royal Academy of Arts. During that time also he did an internship in Berlin, Germany for 6 months. After his graduation he moved to Rotterdam where he has been living since.
Residency at AADK funded by the Mondriaan Fund.
Joong Yong Kim (Seoul / Berlin)
Joong Yong Kim comes originally from South Korea, where he began a traditional art education in sculpture. Frustrated with the constraints of a technically based education, he wanted to think further about the art itself, so he left his Masters course and moved to Berlin looking to experience more artworks by a variety of people and a different art scene.
Since then, his approach to art continues to evolve. In the past he was interested in artistic expression and technical accomplishment, but now he is interested in the the process of how art is made and what makes art, trying to maintain an observing and objective attitude and perspective. He investigates and pushes playfully at the boundaries of the context, institutions, scenes and social conventions in which art is made, distributed and consumed.
Mijin Hyun (Seoul / Berlin)
Mijin Hyun is interested in the situations around art, where the public comes into a space and interacts with a work. For this she uses various media such as sound, video or performance. She hopes to investigate the relationship between commodity and artwork, especially focussing on household items or interiors, such as doors, floors, furniture etc. She also connects the context of everyday objects and their use to the context of a museum or gallery. She also explores the architectural element, since spatiality plays an important role in the perception of the audience.