Padre Gallery presents “My Own Universe”
November 12, December 12, 2020
Between November 12 and December 12, Padre Gallery in New York is proud to present a group exhibition My Own Universe, featuring works by Roby Dwi Antono, Eliot Greenwald, Evgen Čopi Gorišek and Emilio Villalba. Art often allows us to travel to various places using our imagination. In this case our trip will be a little further and will transport us to get to know other universes. The artists own universe. With this in mind, Pablo G. Villazán from Padre Gallery curated My Own Universe, a group exhibition featuring 4 international artists coming from different backgrounds, age groups, and working with different aesthetics, who will accompany us on this trip. The selection made for this presentation includes artists whose work leaves no one indifferent due to the deep incursion into their own personal universe. Games of lights in the night that contrast with alien landscapes, living beings that are divided between reality and fantasy or everyday images in a disfigured universe. Roby Dwi Antono is a visual artist based in the culturally rich city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Antono’s studio is located in an outlying district in the city. Antono fuses the aesthetics of Surrealism and Classical Renaissance imagery to create a contemporary juxtaposition that’s all his own. Eliot Greenwald is a contemporary American artist who was born and raised in Portland, Maine and now lives and works in New York City. Eliot is a self-taught artist who has been well valued by the New York art scene and with a high international projection. Evgen Copi Gorisek is a painter of contemporary faux naïf. His paintings deal with figurative forms of expression rendered in the attributes of graffiti and arranged in a child-like pattern. The color-intensive compositions create a close association with ordinary topics and mass culture. Characters that are smeared with blurred facial features are his most frequent and recognizable representations. A Southern California native, Emilio Villalba received his BFA from the Art Institute of California in 2006, and his MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 2011. He currently lives in San Francisco where he teaches at the Art Institute of California and Cogswell College.