Born in 1966 Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan, Motoi Yamamoto was busy working at the local dockyard till 1988. A tragic loss of his sister Yuko at her prime, who was then suffering from brain cancer, made Motoi not only realise the fragility of life but also wonder at its instability. He resorted to creating installations with salt, an element which is a symbol of purification in Japan and also a common environmental factor from his days at dockyard. Through returning the salt to the sea at the end of every show Motoi continues to pay respect to his departed sister till date.
Born in Viterbo, 1966, Carlo Bernardini, started his career in early 1990s with abstract paintings. During the first half of the same decade he also started researching with the 3rd dimension of his work. In 1996 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome for the XIIth Quadriennale the research saw successful fruition in the work carried out on a more than five-metre board, intervening with pigments and phosphor, creating visual duplicity, the hallmark of Carlo’s. He extensively started experimenting with optical fibre with installations at the Galleria Nazionale della Pilotta in Parma (1998), the environmental project in Reggio Emilia in the spectacular sixteenth-century location of the Chiostri di San Domenico (1999) and the great installation in Padova, realized in via Fiume, at the Palazzo della Ragione (2000). In 2002 Bernardini was invited to the XXth Triennale in Milan and to Sculpture Space, Utica (New York).
A two time winner of the Overseas Grantee award of the Pollock Krasner Foundation in New York Carlo also received grants in 2000, 2005 and 2010. He won the Targetti Art Light Collection White Sculpture award in 2002.
A resident of Milan, Carlo also teaches in the Multimedia Installations at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.
Gavin Worth is a thirsty traveller by choice or under the circumstances. It all started at the age of two when he left Zimbabwe where he was born in 1981 and along with the family shifted to New Mexico. Artist in Residence − Matha, France earlier this year and recipient of Best Visual Art Award − Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2010 Gavin graduated with a degree in Acting, and after college, worked as an actor and musician for the Santa Fe Shakespeare Festival, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and the California Shakespeare Theater. But drawing, painting and sculptures remained his lifelong passions. From ‘Sunrise’, ‘Reflecting’ at the ‘Sadness of Solitude’ to touching ‘La Rosa’ or piercing ‘El Corazon’ or giving life back to ‘Surgeon’s Chair’ Gavin’s talent is there to be appreciated. Currently staying at Cairo, Egypt and teaching at the American International School Gavin has articulated about his love of art here.
‘Peeping Tom’ never had the opportunity of receiving such rich rewards, not such surreal gratification at the least. Yet Patrick Jacobs’s work did precisely so. In looking through the lens of the holes each adult audience of his is perennially ‘Facing or Escaping Reality’.
Born in California, 1971 current resident of Brooklyn, New York Patrick Jacobs travelled far and wide from Florence, Dublin, Berlin, Munich to Mexico City and Osaka with his diorama of ‘Stump with Red Banded Brackets, 2012’, ‘Fly Agaric Cluster #5, 2012’, ‘Fairy Ring with Dandelions, 2010’ to name a few. Through his ‘Otherworldly’ miniature installations Patrick surely manages to capture the ‘little moments that create the mighty ages of eternity’.
Born at Kerava, Finland in 1980 Janne Parviainen is a painter, photographer and light graffiti artist attracted by unusual mediums and three dimensional canvases to express his creative self. He looks forward to old glasses of windows to intricately portray the myriad moments of the city on both sides of the glass whereas at night he is out in natural surroundings and desolate places to capture the illuminations of light paintings created in depth of the night’s darkness by him. Let us explore the multiple dimensions of the artist in Janne.