In the maze of Stewart Stevens’ mind, enter on a multimedia ride into the intricacies of the American artist’s psyche. The fascination with neon and black lights among ’80s kids is attributed to the vibrant and bold aesthetic that defined the era. Neon colors were popular in fashion, art, and design, reflecting the energetic and dynamic spirit of the time. The glow of neon created a visually stimulating and memorable atmosphere in clubs, parties, and various forms of entertainment. The combination of neon and black lights became synonymous with the bold and futuristic style of the 1980s. In the exhibition paintings become just one medium among many others, including visuals, lights, and sound.
Landscapes of thoughts
Nadja Aellig, Javier González Ramos
Landscapes of thoughts brings together the distinctive artistic voices of Nadja Aellig and Javier González Ramos. This captivating showcase is a journey into the empire of emotion, sensory experiences, and the delicate interplay between shelter and vulnerability that both artists expertly navigate.
Their exploration of inner and outer landscapes, the ethereal and the tangible, provides an enchanting glimpse into the depths of the human experience.
As you wander through the gallery, you will witness the seamless merging of inner and outer images, a graceful glide across the boundaries that distinguish our emotions from the natural world. The softness of a day, the harmonious interplay of light and color, and the juxtaposition of form and chaos come together to create a symphony of visual and emotional experiences.
Fusion of desires
Acqua e Sale, Christian Ochsner
In an extraordinary union of artistic desires, we proudly present Fusion of desires an exhibition that brings together the remarkable works of two artists, Christian Ochsner and Acqua e Sale. This exhibition delves deep into the shared passions of these artists, where longing and reflection converge as guiding forces for their creativity.
Evolving visions / urban metamorphosis
Cédric Bloch, Le Visage
Dive into uncharted creative realms as artists Cédric Bloch and Le Visage unveil their mesmerizing exhibition at Eleven Ten Studio this October.
Bloch the master behind the lens, embarks on a voyage through picturesque waterscapes, capturing fleeting moments in vivid hues. His analog photography invites you to explore a world suspended in time, where the familiar twists into abstraction, enveloping you in a transformative embrace.
Meanwhile, Le Visage wields spray as their medium, translating urban decay and natural nuances into tangible beauty. With precision akin to nature's math, their canvases tell urban tales and echo natural rhythms, crafted with a touch that defies the digital. The exhibition harmonizes innovation and homage, capturing urban evolution and nature's whispers in each frame. Bloch's commitment to pushing artistic boundaries resonates, while Le Visage seizes the essence of change in vibrant splendor. Join us on this dual journey where moments are frozen and stories bloom, celebrating art's boundless.
In flow - magic of dynamic motion
Aleksandra Cegielska, Miki Buckland, Rama Kalidindi, Roya Noorinezhad, Sibylle Laubscher, Tomoko Hashimoto
Welcome to - in flow - an art exhibition that invites you to explore the captivating world of dynamic motion and its profound impact on creation, sustenance and destruction. Through an amalgamation of artistic expressions, this exhibition delves into the beauty and complexity of flow -
an energy that transcends boundaries of interruption, interjection, intersection, connection, rejection, manipulation and eradication.
In this multi-faceted showcase, artists have unleashed their creativity to capture the essence of flow's timeless nature; where there is no beginning,
no end, no wrong nor right, no better nor worse. Fragmentation finds cohesion, obliteration regrouping, convening in a rhythmic dance of energy, unconfined and coursing through unleashed. Surging forth, amidst joy and pain, finding the inevitability of unbounded release. The art works will mesmerise you as they meander through corridors of thought, affecting body and mind, captivating every breath, through grace and fluidity.
Curated by Aleksandra Cegielska & Rama Kalidindi.
Where do we go
Duilio A. Martins, Matthieu Crimersmois, reConvert
The world is complex, the future uncertain. There is a lively debate about which path people should take. Among other things, there are calls for more global cooperation, individual empowerment, ecological sustainability, automation and cultural diversity. Our decisions affect the future. Artists ask where do we go? Where is the future of art and how big should the human impact be?
Duilio Amarante Martins works with photography and sculpture, both of which present unique challenges, such as the element of time. However, they also share similarities, such as the exclusion of non-essential elements. In photography, the focus is on capturing light and essence, while in sculpture, there is a consideration of how much the organic shape is preserved and how visible the artist's hand is in the final piece.
Matthieu Crimersmois presents a set of works created between 2008 and 2022.
The work explores the interplay between physical and digital art and Al. It questions the concept of success in life. How far can we go in relation to where we come from?
Usually, the public goes to art galleries or museums in a comfortable position of reception. reConvert proposes on this occasion the possibility for people to create their own art.
In this one-to-one experience, a member of the audience enters a blackbox room and meets the two performers and the Al software that will be ready to react to their commands.
The power of touch
Aleksandra Cegielska, Kaja Dobrzańska
Who wants to live, laugh, or cry alone
Have we lost the touch that means so much
Touch me now and let me know
Human touch is a critical element in shaping social relationships, emotional well-being, and physiological health. Its loss or deprivation can have profound negative effects on individuals and society. Early brain development is particularly impacted by touch, with emotional bonds between infants and caregivers being formed through touch.
The "Power of Touch" exhibition invites you to explore the impact of human touch in society. Viewers and participants will reflect on their experiences and feelings, gaining new insights and perspectives.
Aleksandra's pop-up art style delves into the intricacies of human touch on multiple levels, exploring the profound impact that it has on our lives. Her focus ranges from the significance of first and last touches to the nuances of romantic connections.
Touch is a fundamental aspect of our interactions with others, and its meaning evolves at different stages of our lives. Aleksandra's work specifically highlights the importance of loving relationships, parent-child bonds, and couples, evoking deep emotional responses from the viewer.
Around the Touch is an experience that takes one through the story of touch. Its center is an interactive sculpture, working in synergy with people discovering the theme
of conscious touch step by step. It is sensitive to proximity and warmth. Like us all, come closer - it lights up. It reacts to our presence and feeling of nearness.
In order to be reborn, we must die to ourselves and the world.
Away from solution -focused therapies, and how - to spiritualities.
The path to rebirth is through letting go of old urges, released from old needs.
Now from a maiden, you became a mother, birthing the new to come. A never - ending state of becoming, in an ecosystem of others. The cycle is continuous.
Don't forget the gift of darkness, it will show you the way back, when you've once again lost the path.
Agnieszka Kuntzmann (born 1986) is a Swiss based artist of Polish origins. Her work is characterized by an interest in perception of consciousness, concept of circulation and embodiment. She sees every Self as a vehicle to another form. Metamorphosis as an autonomous and absolute act of infinite movement. She searches for this metamorphosis and often experiments with materials that are the subject of natural phenomena of transmutation, like water, salt, minerals, ashes. Her abstract and semi figurative paintings, inspired by the practice of self-awareness and connecting with nature, evoke archetypes that are buried deep in the collective subconscious.
Arlo Jake Lagmay, Natalie Corman
The artist who is not afraid to take a risk. The one who is ready to fail and grow from their failure. The one who tries and succeeds. Art is bold from the ground up.
Art is an experiment, challenging the extremities by merging the opposites.
Human and nature, masculine and feminine, blurring and contrast are used to create audacious pieces of art.
Art which is focused on color, shape and reality.
Two artists explore the idea of boldness in the month of April in Eleven Ten Studio.
Natalie Corman has created a series of colorful, bold insects. For her, nature is like religion. Fascinating, unbelievably beautiful. She points out how we, as humans, often overlook their beauty and the important role they play in the world.
Arlo Jake Lagmay, with his architecture background, explores the word "idea".
Merging abstract and figurative techniques into one cohesive piece of art.
Reminding us that opposites are what this world is made of.
Where are you from
Alba de Zanet, Borbala Eszteri, Natacha di Nucci
We are truly living in a very unique time in the history of our civilization, facing several simultaneous challenges and converging crises:
a deteriorating environment, a very unequal distribution of dwindling resources, widespread poverty, wars, climate change, oppression of many peoples, and dissatisfaction with life even in those countries with a surplus of material wealth.
No wonder artists through their work ask existential questions:
Where are we from? Where are we going? Who are we?
All of these phrases are fundamental to how we individuall and collectively make meaning.
The answers to such questions are certainly not simple, and you will not find them here.
Artists main purpose is to create, to discover and to explore and viewer role is to interpret and draw conclusions.
Together we make a perfect whole and can grow up from now on.
"The Gods in us" is a portrait series of different archetypes made from 2021 until 2023 aiming to empower us from within by remembering our potential. Five of the paintings are feminine energies each expressing themselves in their own unique ways. The archetype of Bouddha is painted twice to honor the power of meditation as an Art process and philosophy.
Outside in / inside out
Kafka Outsiderart Studios
Rachel Ougier Simonin
How much one creates to open up and how much to actually hide one true nature?
Many use art as a form of theraoy, as a way to express themselves when words fail.
But how much of it is true? One is still in control of color, shape, and final effect.
One still hides behind the art.
In jazz there is an inside-outside-improvisation method
in which harmonically appropriate tone sequences
are alternated with harmonically inappropriate ones.
In that case is a balance of outside - inside way of being and creating
a key to have it all?
Everything is art
Adrien Schryve, Aleksandra Cegielska, David Buckingham, Dominik Schwarz
We saw everything. We experienced all, pandemics, war, recession. The world is ruled by global corporations and megacities. Everything has already happened. Fashion goes back to the O0s and we listen to "Genie in the bottle" again. Art world is full of itself as usual and making money on banana pinned to the wall with gray duct tape. So is everything art? Or nothing is art anymore? In the 50's the world produced 2 million tons of plastic per year. In 2019 - 460 million tones. An estimated 55% of global plastic waste was discarded, 25% was incinerated and 20% recycled. But plastic is everywhere, in food, clothes, art. Reuse, recycle, reduce, this is what we will be doing in November in Eleven Ten Studio. Four artists collected trash, masks, old clothes & furniture and created art with it. They ask you:is everything art or art is everything?
No words needed
Anastasia Marfurt, Juliette Lepage Boisdron, Magdalena Wesołowska
We think we communicate through talking. We think words can express everything. We tend to explain things verbally. But sometimes we cannot. A thought, a feeling, an emotion which has no words. Memory which cannot be described... Dream that is inexplicable... And then an image is coming, a painting is created. One will put a thick layer over and over again. Others will use pencils. Technique or media does not matter when it comes to express unspeakable truth abut the world, both inner and outer.
Little red riding hood
Sonja Crone, Jerusa Simone
Nothing seems as it is. It turns out that Little Red Riding Hood actually involved a lot of real world issues specifically those that cover aggression and violence. But in other analysis it shows women empowerment and triumph over patriarchy. Then let's take a closer look at red. Red stands for many things, all of them potent. Red is romantic love, and its physical passion. Red is violence, anger, and aggression, and it frequently indicates danger. Paradoxically-for a color associated with action and energy-red is universally used as the color that means"stop." Red is used professionally to capture attention, elicit emotion, and
convey confidence. Red is the opposite of blue. In September in Eleven Ten Studio we will talk exactly about that, deeper & another meaning to well known things Jerusa will tell you a "Story of a house on fire" in 7 acts. Despite the feeling of continuity achieved through the use of similar elements. colors and textures, there is a juxtaposition: figures rotate and transform themselves, with it new details emerge and give way to new perspectives to the story. Sonja's works on the other hand emerge from chaos. Lines and color are used
impulsively and intuitively. The energy is to be visualized, not its concrete appearance, but a subjective experience and view of it.
Binary - the concept of contrast
Magda Bętkowska, Abdullah Bertin
Two parts are often framed as absolute and unchanging opposites—two things in which everything is either one thing or the other. This framing results in an exaggeration of differences between social groups, making them appear to have nothing in common. For instance, ideas of male and female being complete opposites invite simplistic comparisons that rely on stereotypes.
Men are defined, in part, as "not women," and women as "not men." Consequently, our understanding of men is influenced by our understanding of women. Rather than viewing aspects of identity, such as race, gender, class, ability, and sexuality, as containing only two dichotomous, opposing categories, conceptualizing multiple and various identities allows us to examine how men and women, black and white, etc., may not be so fundamentally different after all. It reveals the varied and complex nature of identities and lives.
Project "SOMETIME" consists of 110 notes written in acrylic on cardboard. Aleksandra collected these notes over the course of three years, and last summer, she finally transcribed them all. This project is an observational study of the limitations we impose on ourselves—what prevents us from pursuing the things we desire, should pursue, or are capable of achieving.
These notes serve as both inspiration and motivation, but they also raise a question: Are our daily habits and choices reflective of how we live our lives as a whole? Perhaps it's worth considering doing things differently... sometime.
The power of she
Aleksandra Cegielska, Anastasia Rydlevskaya, Ola Mysior
Numbers don’t lie. Switzerland was the last country in Europe to give women voting rights in federal elections (1971) and Appenzell Innerrhoden the last canton to give this right on local issues (1991). The Swiss gender pay gap is 17% and only 26% women make up top management positions in the economy. Maternity leave is only 14 weeks (one of the shortest in Europe) and childcare is so expensive only 56% women work full time. Despite all this, the country's economy is full of female business owner examples: cultural or travel blogs, concept stores, vintage boutiques, cafes, art galleries. With minimal or no government support these businesses flourish and show women empowerment is stronger than ever.
The first exhibition in newly opened Eleven Ten Studio focuses exactly on that subject. Three young female artists discuss femininity of today. Struggles and successes, stereotypes and breaking the taboo, vulnerability and invincibility. Using brush as a weapon and heart as a compass they show new women archetypes.
Strong, powerful, uncompromising are testimony of new, conscious femininity. Women who know where to set boundaries, when to raise their voice and to not constantly apologize for their imperfections. In fact their flaws make them so captivating.
“The power of she” is to show women as her own creator and the object at once. The woman who juggles societal norms, who doesn't conform, who is not perfect.