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Pro Art Gallery Announces Unique Exhibition “Full Spectrum”- Where Colour Has Inspired both Fashion And Art
Showcasing the collaboration of the works of Hong Kong-based handbag designer, Piecco Pang (PP4E) and New York-based painter, Antoinette Wysocki.
June 7, 2013 12:46 by anila
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2013: Pro Art Gallery, the gallery that celebrates innovative art and collectibles, is proud to announce its next exhibition titled ‘‘Full Spectrum’’, which is a showcase of the collaboration of the works of Hong Kong-based handbag designer, Piecco Pang (PP4E) and New York-based painter, Antoinette Wysocki. The exhibition will open on Wednesday 5th June 2013 at 7 P.M, and will run till 5th July 2013 at Pro Art Gallery located at the Palm Strip Shopping Mall on Beach Road, Jumeirah 1.
The “Full Spectrum” was conceptualised when Piecco Pang presented by Catherine Gaudeau met with Tatiana Faure, Owner and Founder of Pro Art Gallery, in Dubai. The concept to present and sell the paintings and handbags of the same print together was born.
Piecco Pang first met Antoinette Wysocki at her Art opening in Hong Kong and a strong creative connection was formed. Deciding to hone in on their love for fashion, function and art, they agreed to collaborate their visions of colliding art and fashion creating limited edition handbags, designed by Pang, that feature abstract paintings created by Wysocki.
“Full Spectrum” is a brilliant platform that debuts the collaboration between the two artists who come together to show their art and to create ready to wear art pieces in the form of evening clutches, which are one of kind pieces just like the Painting they were birthed from.
“This is the first time Pro Art Gallery is showcasing such a wonderful combination of not only artists, but two diverse art forms. The collections are set to make a huge mark in the art world in the UAE and we foresee a tremendous amount of interest in this unique exhibition.” said Tatiana Faure.
From the Article of the “Financial Times” (May 10, 2013) ‘Does Art really sell product ?’ from Vanessa Friedman, the collaboration between Piecco Pang and Antoinette Wysocki is given as an example, where there are many famous collaborations between Luxury Firms and Artists such as the corporate Vuitton / Yayoi Kusama collaboration a few months ago. Art has even inspired Art fashion: Yves Saint Laurent had that Mondrian Collection, Elsa Schiaparelli worked with Salvador Dali… Everybody remembers the Vuitton/ Takashi Murakami collaboration.
Biographies of featured Artist and Designer of “Full Spectrum”
Antoinette Wysocki is an expressionistic painter who employs mixed media on organic materials. Wysocki has removed herself from the confines of only stretched canvas and turned equal attention to working on rag. Paper allows the artist to play with absorption rates and its characteristic malleable quality retains the immediacy of drawing – which has always been the touchstone for Wysocki’s painting. The artist has developed a process of combining various materials, chance, control and analysis in her pieces. In each of her works, Wysocki creates a balance between the media and absorption rate of the surface, so that the various materials interact, binding or refracting from each other and the paper/linen itself. Each work starts with gestures and washes, and then moves into controlled brush strokes with detail. When the painting reaches a comfortable finished point, it is then time to indulge in the materials. The goal is to balance raw, sometimes untouched surface in some areas with highly saturated colour in others, sometimes consciously, others by chance. One misused layer of material can alter the piece beyond repair, inspire to the next step or become the focus of the piece itself. Wysocki has shown internationally including: New York, London and Hong Kong.
As a self-proclaim perfectionist, Piecco Pang began to design & create unique, personalized clutch bags for close group of personal friends. Transcending his profession as a private banker, what began as a hobby soon established Pang’s reputation as one of Hong Kong’s top bespoke clutch bag Designer. Piecco Pang bags & accessories celebrate originality, classic Elegance through the bold use of colors, stunning textures, high quality leathers & impeccable craftsmanship. His Creation are sold at ; ‘L’Eclaireur – Paris’, ‘Delage – Paris, ‘Browns – London’, ‘Happy Shop – Berlin’, ‘No30 – Milano’, ‘Level Shoe District – Dubai Mall’.
Founded in 2010, Pro Art gallery is the brainchild of art collector Mrs. Tatiana Faure and is one of the first places in the Middle East where collectors can acquire artworks such as masters, lithographic prints and serigraphs of over 100 artists from 15 different countries. Pro Art Gallery offers an impressive collection of fine arts, selection of styles and mediums from one-of-a-kind paintings to affordable limited edition prints, sculptures to photography. Our variety of portfolio gives collectors access to a range of artists with the highest level of quality, integrity and taste within their chosen field. From acclaimed street art, to renowned masters or the showcasing of upcoming artist, Pro Art is your one source for Art.
Showcased artists include works by Carlos Nadal, Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Damien Hirst, Marc Chagall, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza, Banksy, Andy Warhol, Alberto Giacometti, Bernard Buffet, and many more.For further details, please visit Pro Art gallery located in Palm Strip Shopping Mall, F 21, Jumeirah Beach Road, Opposite Jumeirah Mosque from 10am – 9pm Saturday to Thursday
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