HOFA Gallery’s virtual group exhibition titled ‘Myth-Making’ interrogating myths and constructed realities in contemporary art

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  • June 04, 2020

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Kouros by Fabio Viale, 2016, White marble with pigment (80 x 54 x 31 cm)
Girl on the Couch by Darian Mederos, 2020, Oil on canvas (122 x 152 cm)

London, 4 June, 2020: HOFA Gallery announces it will feature 9 global contemporary artists in the upcoming virtual group exhibition titled ‘Myth-Making’, which will launch on 10 June 2020. The virtual exhibition, set to run for 5 weeks until 16 July, will showcase select works by emerging and celebrated contemporary mixed-media artists: Florian Eymann, Dean Fox, Fabio Viale, Darian Mederos, Ilhwa Kim, Zhuang Hong Yi, Joel Rea, Romina Ressia and Wang Ziling. 'Myth-Making' will be an immersive visual art experience where viewers will explore constructed realities of exhibited artworks in which mythic icons are deftly referenced, deconstructed, and reimagined.

In a time of great and far reaching disruption, HOFA's carefully curated exhibition acknowledges the role myths play as tools for understanding and navigating reality. Through this acknowledgment, 'Myth-Making' invites introspection about accepted notions of temporal and spatial fixedness, and their influence on the meanings of iconic symbolisms. The artists featured in this exhibition are masters at staging the layers of contradiction, incongruity and spatio-temporal perspectives that instigate the meaning- and narrative-making processes by which myths come to be.

United by their layering of artistic techniques and historical tropes, Dean Fox, Fabio Viale, Florian Eymann, and Romina Ressia reinvent classical iconography for the contemporary while also challenging existing social norms. Eymann and Fox haunt the psyche with their reductive and distorted renditions of classical art, while Viale and Ressia, through starkly contrasting historical tropes and mediums, challenge the socio-normative narratives of our time.

For their part, Ilhwa Kim, Zhuang Hong Yi and Wang Ziling employ cultural mediums in novel ways that wield their deep cultural symbolisms as instruments and subtexts for explorations in contemporary reality. Hong Yi sculpts traditional Chinese xuan paper into elaborate, colour-laden flowerbeds that lead viewers to both marvel at the beauty of nature and question humanity's fraught relation to it. For Kim, it is with traditional Korean Hanji paper, painstakingly rolled and dyed, that she conjures multi-dimensional seed universes that awaken the senses to the narrative dynamics of spatio-temporal perspective. Rounding out this cohort is Ziling who brings a sculptural dimension to traditional Asian landscape paintings with an innovative, boundary-defying technique that leads the eyes on a spatial and narrative transition.

Raising Eden by Dean Fox, 2020, Oil on canvas (158 x 146cm)

Hyperrealism, surrealism, and abstraction make a strong appearance in the 'Myth-Making' exhibition through the works of Joel Rea and Darian Mederos. Both artists excel at layering perspective plays on reality. Joel Rea weaves hyperrealism with surrealism in ways that inevitably turn the viewers gaze inwards to emotions of foreboding and vulnerability, while Darian Mederos melds hyperrealism and abstraction, stirring up unsettling feelings as realities seemingly take turns at blending out of sight as others emerge into the fore.

'Myth-Making' will continue HOFA’s new series of innovative virtual exhibitions, with its special VR-enabled features. Speaking on plans for the forthcoming show, HOFA co-founder, Elio D'Anna, said, "Myth-Making is going to be our longest running virtual art exhibition this year and we're very much looking forward to it. The concept behind the exhibition is very intriguing, and we hope art lovers around the world will make a virtual stop with us to experience some of the most remarkable mixed-media artists of our time."

Exclusive virtual press preview available from Tuesday 9 June 2020 at 5pm onwards, please RSVP to emmalouise@thehouseoffineart.com.

'Myth-Making' exhibition will be accessible via a secure link on the HOFA website on Wednesday 10 June – Thursday 16 July 2020.

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HOFA Gallery (London)
Emma-Louise O'Neill
11 Bruton Street, Mayfair
London, United Kingdom
emmalouise@thehouseoffineart.com
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https://thehouseoffineart.com
About HOFA Gallery (London)

HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art) specialises in contemporary art by established and emerging international artists. HOFA is determined to feature a multitude of artistic disciplines with an intent focus on exceptional talent, diversity and cultural relevance. Dedicated to supporting rare talent and making their work globally accessible, the gallery works closely with all of its artists to ensure the highest level of excellence and integrity across its locations in London, Los Angeles and Mykonos. HOFA Gallery represents acclaimed painters, sculptors, photographers and multidisciplinary artists from all over the world including China, Korea, America, Italy, France, Argentina and Australia amongst many others. Since its inception in 2012, HOFA Gallery has provided government institutions, museums, art galleries and private collectors access to some of the most sought after and collectable works of contemporary art. With a unique selection of highly collectable artworks of appreciative value and an uncompromising dedication to art world innovation, the gallery is committed to its mission in cultural leadership. In 2018 HOFA Gallery was the first art gallery in the world to make their entire collection available in cryptocurrency. Using new technologies and digital innovations, HOFA pledges an accessible entry point to the market and inclusivity to art collectors on all levels.


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