AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase in its glittering JANUARY 31-MARCH 18, 2014 Valentine Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This sweetheart of an exhibition joyfully embraces unsurpassed contemporary master artworks which radiate sublime creative energy as it seductively romances our visual senses. Pulsating with a plentitude of mesmerizing synergy and luminescent artistic creativity, these Valentine treasures are infused with a romantic mystique and become landmark visual gems. Sophisticated, eclectic and evanescent, these artworks represent the universality of the world as they shine the spotlight on a global artistic language. Emotional engagement pairs up with acute observation and intelligent analysis to form compelling, thought-provoking art. Finely judged to appeal to our feelings yet also to ensure that we are not overwhelmed by the impressions, these works are able to speak on a number of levels at once, imparting a message while touching our hearts.
CAVALCADE of the HeARTopia introduces us to three talented masters from the United States and Spain who explore the perceptions of the heart in richly diverse non-objective compositions that conjure vibrant spectrums of human emotions and transpose visceral expressions into syncopated, kaleidoscopic color values and textured forms. This captivating show demonstrates the pinnacle of what makes successful abstract art know no parameters or boundaries, demonstrating an inherent freedom of brushstrokes and the dynamic synergy of powerful, huetopian colors. LUCILE DRISKELL utilizes an abstract vocabulary in her print series, including a strict adherence to color, shape and space, in order to visually express universal ideas sprung from contemporary individual experiences. DIEGO SALADO’s neutral color palette and portrayal of granular texture turn his canvases into topographical maps that lend his artwork a sense of elegant harmony fused with a pulsating primitive energy. MISSAK TERZIAN blends the realm of the fantastical with the real tocreate innovative virtuosic canvases which spiritually communicate the harmony of humankind in nature.
COEUR a COEUR is an exuberant compendium of two international contemporary masters from Holland and England now working in the United States whose visual lexicon unites global dynamic energy with international aesthetic sensibilities.Their passionate opulent canvases fuse reality with the imagination and offer a unique artistic perspective influenced by the galvanizing forces of life.HAN HUISMAN’s abstract canvases implement dynamic production through lusciously layered expressive strokes in vibrantly colored hues, creating energetic compositions expressing sentiments, emotions and feelings inspired by our surrounding world. STEPHEN LeCLAIRcaptures meditative harmony by painting graceful hummingbirds in magnificent flight amidst gem-colored dreamscapes in his captivating acrylic paintings, encapsulating a serene sensation through his opulent colors and whimsicallyfluttering subjects.
HeART & SOUL offers a global perspective by presenting two artists fromSpain and the Ukraine-U.S.whose richly colored expressionistpaintingsinspire spectrums of visceralsensations. Pulsing with the fever of impulse, mitigated by the guidance of carefully honed skill, this exhibition romances the senses through each artist's impressionist realism inviting viewers on a seductive visual odyssey which explores intriguing sensorial realms with heartfelt, alluring visions. RAFAELACESPEDES BALONGOexpresses the inner depths of limitless emotions combining expressionism with symbolism in her paintings, utilizing variegated brushwork to dynamically depict emblematic imagery imbued with imaginatively fulfilling subtexts about the surrounding world.IRINA KHARCHENKO’s paintings express the powerful emotions from her heart through her balanced compositions and expressive use of color, line, and light, elegantly combining 19th century inspired fin-de-siècle entertainment with surreal fantasy.
The February COLLECTORS’ CHOICE is an exuberant compendium of carefully curated contemporary art reflecting eclectic yet sophisticated sensorial perspectives of the world which creatively pulsate with dynamism and energy, offering a visual bouquet of innovative styles ranging from Abstract to Landscape Painting,Mixed Media to Sculpture. Imaginatively presenting their visual communication through diverse levels of external and internal experiences, these talented Contemporary Masters employ a variety of mediums and the audience is confidently shown the passionate energy of the act of creation.AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY is proud to shine the spotlight on the following February COLLECTORS’ CHOICE artists: CORA CRONEMEYER, PHILIP CATANIA, KARIN “KAGA” GALLER, ANN GORES, ANDREA HARRIS, DIANE HOLLAND, ADRIENNE KYROS, INGE MAIR, MANUELLA MUERNER MARIONI and ULLA PLOUGMAND.