- Art & Design
Various designs of Mia Karlova Galerie will be displayed at the fair Collectible Brussels, from the 20 till the 22 of May. Her exclusive exhibition will be called 'Unspoken Duality' and will show artworks that seem to belong to two opposing worlds: from raw side tables to delicate pendant lights.
Mia Karlova Galerie is an art gallery based in Amsterdam that collects works of international artists. Sustainability and emotionality are concepts that take a central position in the experimental collections. Mia Karlova, founder of the eponymous gallery, wants to create a dialogue between the various works, using a common emotional language. 2022 is the second consecutive year that the gallery will participate in Collectible Brussels, a fair for contemporary designs. This time with the artworks of artists Sho Ota, Olga Engel, Vadim Kibardin, Jesse Visser and Voznicki.
Mia Karlova wants to create a dialogue between the various works, using a common emotional language.
Japanese artist Sho Ota will be introducing a new series of side tables made of Abachi wood, pushing the boundaries of woodcrafting. The tables have a minimalist, yet complex morphology and are made up of various parts that balance each other out. ‘I find grace and beauty in honest structures,' the designer explains. The seating elements of the French Olga Engel will also be on display in Brussels. Her work is called Flowers, which refers to the fact that the seating elements can be rearranged, just like flowers in a vase. They can thus be combined in various minimalist compositions to create a completely new and unique whole. The Czech Vadim Kibardin will present a unique set, consisting of a chair and a coiffeuse table, under the name Black Mirror. With this artwork, he wants to explore the balance between function and aesthetics, rationality and emotionality. Artist Jesse Visser, on the other hand, has designed a sculpture that consists of a luminous glass sphere connected to a natural stone by a fine cable. The work radiates a sense of serenity and fragility. Finally, the ceramic works of the Ukrainian duo Olesya and Andriy Voznicki will also be exhibited. The unique designs symbolize the innate desire to connect with the surrounding world and materials. In short, the exhibition 'Unspoken Duality' of Mia Karlova Gallery is the result of experimenting with different materials, shapes and textures. This fits perfectly with the character and tenor of Collectible Brussels. We hope the exhibition will be a great success.
Images courtesy of Mia Karlova Galerie, 2022
Photography by Jeroen van der Spek