Snap! Space, in collaboration with Flying Horse Editions, and Art Vitam, presents ‘LIMITED EDITION’ featuring works by Fred Martins, Patricia Van de Camp, Chakaia Booker, Kelly Reemtsen, Tom Chambers, Didier Hamey, Eddie Martinez, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Didier Hamey, Muriel Moreau, John A. Hiigli, Mirko Saviane, Luis Lazo, Nick Veasey, Synthestruct, Mark Gmehling, and Nathan Selikoff. Sharing a common passion for creative collaboration with leading artists, Flying Horse Editions and Snap! Orlando have been very successful at attracting art-world luminaries and encouraging them to be creatively adventurous. Both institutions are places where artists and the Central Florida community come together to explore the mysteries of image-making and the creative process.
Dutch artist Patricia Van De Camp translates her dreams and fantasies into her photographic work. She proceeds intuitively and finds inspiration in her surroundings. Her images refer to such themes as intimacy, vulnerability and death.
Toyin Ojih Odutola is a contemporary artist who focuses on the sociopolitical construct of skin color through her multimedia drawings. Her work explores her personal journey of having been born in Nigeria then moving and assimilating into American culture in conservative Alabama. Ojih Odutula’s work is in permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, and the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian).
Matthew Weinstein is a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Weinstein’s digitalized drawings and videos explore the often ambiguous line between reality and unreality in an American culture that increasingly experiences reality through the filter of a virtual world. Weinstein sets up a balance between the real and the abstract as well as nature and artifice.
Sculptor Chakaia Booker fuses ecological concerns with explorations of racial and economic difference, globalization, and gender by recycling discarded tires into complex assemblages. On display will be monoprints with screenprint on fabric colléd to paper. The print originates from a unique composition combining Booker’s woodblock prints with hand painted elements applied through the chine collé process. The final image is translated as a limited edition lithograph.
Nigerian visual artist Fred Martins turns to the iconic Afro Comb to illustrate portraits of African activists such as Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Patrice Lumumba and Fela Kuti, all who were discredited for advocating for freedom and fairness for Africans.
Eddie Martinez has gained international recognition for his extraordinary use of line and manipulation of colour, which he applies aggressively and in vividly contrasting combinations to his paintings and sculptures. His style draws from a deep understanding of painting’s histories, filtered through personal experience, popular culture.
French-based artist Muriel Moreau is a master in etchings. She graduated from Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg (France) and won numerous prizes in etchings in Europe. Her work is based on research of poetry of nature, the body, materials and identity.
Virginia photographer Tom Chambers considers his practice to be not so much about taking photos as “making” them. He creates scenes that evoke magical realism and surreal fairy tales by photographing separate elements and assembling them into montages enhanced with patina and warmth. Chambers employs contemporary technology to achieve the luminous quality and dramatic compositions of Old Masters paintings.
In his sculptures and engravings, Didier Hamey strives to capture the unseen connections that secretly animate the world. Didier Hamey refers to his collection as an « old curiosity shop, » as if he were the collector of these infinitely fragile objects, which inhabit his presence and haunt him, fascinating him and breathing into his new life. The hidden violence of extreme gentleness: in a murderous world, that of Terror, the celebration of fragility implies a struggle against all forms of brutality, all the crimes committed by men on the earth, but also on the seas, in the air and beyond.
Kelly Reemtsen is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She was born in Flint, MI in 1967, and studied fashion design and painting at Central Michigan University and California State University Long Beach. Kelly Reemtsen’s candy-colored paintings of women have dark undertones, exploring the paradoxical status of being female in a “post-feminist” contemporary society. Reemtsen’s iconic motif is a woman in a festive cocktail dress, sporting an object that is at odds with her leisurely costume, like carpentry equipment or power tools.