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Catalogue Exhibition │Millepiani

Posted on July 27 2023

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MYTHOLOGY-INSPIRED

Exhibition
16  —  23 July 2024
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MAITREYI MORE
Medusa │ Photography, 2020

My approach towards the picture is not just clicking the capture button but to narrate a story about the subject in the frame. My photography style is mostly dark, de-saturated, intense and surrealistic. I look after encapsulating the perfect expression and emotion from the model and creating a mood. Every human for me is like a storybook and when I click their pictures, I’m the narrator. I look for the hidden expressions, emotions and stories or anything that stands out of the ordinary. I become a part of their story. People are like stories; an epic tale comes along with each person. I like bringing out everything they try to hide; their emotions, expressions, stories, dreams, pains, their happiness, anger, frustrations and all of their human emotions. Everything that a person is scared to express, serves as a root for my practice.
- M. M.

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GERAN RAATH
Harpy No 2 │ Photography, 2022

Exploring the realm of purity and what it means to be striving for divine acceptance. The Harpy, a traditionally swift and violent mythological creature, resembles humans in modern times, pretending to be beautiful and virtuous, yet the stains of blood can not be ignored. Her vilene wings are unable to make her fly. She will only touch the light of divinity, never to become Divine herself.
- G. R.

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BEKI COWEY
Rebirth of Venus │ Photography, 2022

From the project The Widow - a creative catharsis after the death of my partner. Using the wild Finnish landscape as my supporting cast. Often drawing on mythologies and folk tales to create visual allegories for emotions I experienced and stereotypes/tropes of widowhood I felt put onto me. The messy route to rebirth, dancing in the liminal space between life and death, where I am both god and monster.
- B. C.

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ANDREW BOYNTON
Thy Life be a Summers Day │ Photography, 2023

To follow the family lineage of a noble house is to arrive at a past that was often mythical, if not consciously fabricated. In my work, Feudalism has been conjured from the dead. Thy Life Be a Summers Day investigates this resuscitation through photographs of aristocratic debauchery, knight errantry, and haughty confrontation. The genteel lord in my work is lazy, pretentious, violent, and wholly ignoble.
- A. B.

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MICHAEL DOROHOVICH
The Unique Roma Culture of Keldelari │ Photography, 2023

These mysterious Roma live in the village of Podvinogradovo, Transcarpathian region, and are one of the most closed communities in Ukraine. There is a strict law here that women must wear long skirts or dresses. Girls get married at 12-13 years old and have children. Their clothes, culture, traditions immerse you in a completely different amazing world.
- M. D.

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MICHAEL DOROHOVICH
Unique Women of the Roma Culture │ Photography, 2023

These mysterious Roma live in the village of Podvinogradovo, Transcarpathian region, and are one of the most closed communities in Ukraine. There is a strict law here that women must wear long skirts or dresses. Girls get married at 12-13 years old and have children. Their clothes, culture, traditions immerse you in a completely different amazing world.
- M. D.

 

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NASTARAN TAFAZOLI
Mothers │ Photography, 2018

We have heard the story of our ancestors many times from our mothers. Mothers who are myth makers by keeping traditions and customs.
- N. T.

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NASTARAN TAFAZOLI
Coexistence with Nature │ Photography, 2021

Coexistence with nature that can be seen in rural life, where the roots of all of us belong before modernity. Nature and coexistence with animals is the root of today's world.
- N. T.

 

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LIA MAGEIRA
Hermes │ Photography, 2018

The image is a part of a project named "The Gods of Ancient Greece". It depicts Hermes - the God of trade, luck, and travel. Known for his wit and intelligence, Hermes was considered one of the cleverest among the twelve Olympian gods. He served as their herald and messenger.
- L. M.

 

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VISUALBLINKER TM
Fragile and Fleeting │ Photography, 2023

In the dark waters of a pond, adorned by lilac flowers, bathed a beautiful woman. With red lips and fair skin, she looked like a mirage to my tired eyes. Her melancholic beauty, fragile and fleeting drove me to her. Never will I forget, the image I captured while she emerged from those cold hostile waters. Moments before she would open her eyes and our gaze would encounter their destiny.
- VB. TM

 

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ELLIE SASS
Rome: Statue │ Photography, 2023

Mythology has always been a source of inspiration for artists throughout the history of art. Mythological stories help us understand human nature and its mysteries in a deep way. They also open a field to the unknown and to the supernatural. Rome's mythological statues and passengers influence one another and allow history to continue..
- E. S.

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ELLIE SASS
Dark Corner │ Photography, 2023

Mythology has always been a source of inspiration for artists throughout the history of art. Mythological stories help us understand human nature and its mysteries in a deep way. They also open a field to the unknown and to the supernatural. Rome's mythological statues and passengers influence one another and allow history to continue..
- E. S.

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DESPINA MIKONIATI
Nereid │ Photography, 2023

According to Greek mythology, the Νereids were nymphs, worshipped as goddesses of the calm sea. They were daughters of Nereus and Doris, and granddaughters of Oceanus. They were also, friendly to humans, proud, and wise. They often merged with nature and enjoyed playing and dancing. Nowadays, I am meeting them through photography in deserted places, where I feel free and deeply connected to humans and nature.
- D. M.

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KATERYNA VITIUK
Woman │ Photography, 2022

This photo series invites viewers on a visual journey through the sacred landscapes once touched by the goddess Aphrodite. Cyprus' landscapes now symbolize the timeless connection between femininity and nature. This exploration aims to reshape how we see women, not just as subjects but as integral forces woven into creation — a celebration echoing the timeless rhythms of Aphrodite's birthplace, symbolizing life, growth, and renewal.
- K. V.

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DYLAN GARCIA
Climate Control │ Photography, 2022

The project explores the themes of time, myth, and history, and how they relate to the Brythonic people and their descendants in Cornwall, Wales, and Brittany. The artwork, references legends of lost, drowned lands, and their connection to current fears about climate change and disappearing cultures.
- D. G.

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DYLAN GARCIA
Past of Ruins │ Photography, 2022

The project explores the themes of time, myth, and history, and how they relate to the Brythonic people and their descendants in Cornwall, Wales, and Brittany. The artwork, references legends of lost, drowned lands, and their connection to current fears about climate change and disappearing cultures.
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ANDREIA FERRARI
Persefone │ Photography, 2022

Inspired by the Goddesses of Greek Mythology, the project is a tribute to the feminine strength that every woman holds within herself.
- A. F.

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XUNXUAN SONG
River │ Photography, 2024

I try to explore what is the unseens that is hidden under the reality. I believe that people tend to be afraid of what they can't see and I think that's also the reason that why mythology has been developed until now.
- X. S.

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XUANXUAN SONG
Walking Flower │ Photography, 2024

I try to explore what is the unseens that is hidden under the reality. I believe that people tend to be afraid of what they can't see and I think that's also the reason that why mythology has been developed until now.
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VICTORIA DINI
The Eye Contact │ Photography, 2022

I shot the extinguished fire through multi-exposure, and I also shot my view of the world eye-to-eye, and the look back.
- V. D.

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MAUD EVRARD
Untitled, Kosmogonia │ Photography, 2022

The Kosmogonía series interweaves the human, the animal and the vegetal. In a dreamlike form, it suggests the deep links between the different living organisms, their intrinsic communication as well as the notion of interdependence. Immersed in nature, human figures – some of which metamorphose into hybrid creatures – resonate with the living things that surround them.
- M. E.

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SINEM TAS
Hermes 9 PM │ Video, 2022

The video was made for the piece written by Portuguese composer João Quinteiro in a collaboration for the Project ‘’Depurações para um Regresso’’ for the Artistic Residency in O’culto da Ajuda, Lisbon. The piece departs from a poem of José Mário Silva where the protagonist Hermes is, simultaneously, a God in ancient Greece and a pizza delivery courier who just had a motorcycle accident, in present Lisbon.
- S. T.

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LUNA WANG
Untitled(1) │ Digital, 2017

In Project Untitled(1), 010oa elegantly dissects the myth-laden seam between dream and reality. Through a canvas of technological mediums, this work melds the subjective realms of dreams with the tangible world, urging a re-examination of their mythological roots. It's an invitation to ponder the deep truths nestled within our collective psyche, presented with an artistry that bridges ancient wisdom with contemporary insight, reflecting on the perpetual human quest to fathom our dual existences.
- L. W.

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CHRIS WATTS
The Elegance of a Pearl Rests in the Deepest Ocean: Wealth │ Video, 2024

This piece was inspired by the beauty & radiance I feel from my lady and our most recent blessing; our son. She is my Aphrodite, my pearl & world all at once. She & my son remind me that Wealth springs from the family and love drives the ship & without them nothing matters. Quick note: the main symbols in the painting are from my symbol alphabet I created to activate the viewers intuition.
- C. W.

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TOVA SAFRA SUGARTIVI
The Unicorn Breaks Free │ Digital, 2023

With an explosion of plums and plum blossoms in spring, the unicorn escapes captivity. This work is the first of 8 panels in 'Bitter Plums'; the artist's personal, present-day continuation of a 500 year old allegorical story told in the 'Hunt of the Unicorn' tapestries, woven in the Netherlands in 1498. Each panel is AI-generated as pixel art, then collaged and hand colored, with new elements drawn in by hand.
- T. S. S.

 

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