FORMah is pleased to present “Emotional Landscapes”, a group show featuring works by Dana Nechmad, Adi Oren and Rives Wiley. The three artists’ works present contrasting perspectives on one’s emotional being, offering a spectrum of views and artistic approaches. The artists bring their own unique style to the gallery space, while exploring various aspects of the human experience. Distinct in their statements, all artworks share a deep message about the search for meaning, whether it comes from within human nature or a response to social interaction, and surrounding reality.
The show presents three artists that bring to the canvas the internal human experience as an Emotional Landscape. Exposing thought provoking visual moments while presenting the broad spectrum of life’s experience.
Dana Nechmad transforms bodily experiences, affecting states, and existential modes into visual manifestations. Nechmad’s work is deeply personal and informed by the ambiguity and drama at the raw core of human experiense. Her figures are strepped of any cultural identifiers and places in a colorful void, reflecting the un-natural environment of contemporary life and the emotional spectrum between demons and angels. For Nechmad, art is a way to connect to the world through active contemplation.
Adi Oren’s paintings showcase divers soaring through open spaces of color and texture as a metaphor for humanity’s ancient obsession with flying. These paintings invite the viewer to take a leap of faith into unknown and explore the concept of freedom through movement, gesture and dance. Oren’s work celebrates the exuberance of life and encourages the viewer to embrace risk and take a chance.
Rives Wiley is a photo surrealist painter who creates idealized interiors inspired by stock photos and social media. These interiors and the figures within them are trapped and confined to the scene and the edges of the canvas. Wiley’s work is fundamentally satirical and attempts to expose how we trap ourselves within the confines of a rectangular frame, influenced by social norms and the dissolution of original expression. Through her work, Wiley reflects the omnipresent influence and toll that such aesthetics have had on our individuality.