Curated by Eleonora Aloise and Carlo Maria Lolli Ghetti
DiegoKoi (Lamezia Terme, 1989), despite being very young, is considered to be one of the finest hyperreaplistic painter of the world. Its work has been featured in several shows along with paintings by great masters like Chuck Close (Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea, 2015).
Its research investigates the deepest conceptual meaning of the image reproduction through a breath-taking technique, a predilection for human portraiture and a photographic sense of perspective.
DiegoKoi’s artworks depict an improved and partially revised version of reality, therefore artificial and fragile. Viewer’s first instinct is not to contemplate the painting but to obsessively research in each work any sign of imperfection, which could betray its human nature.
J.E. Ochoa (Medellín, 1983) shows a reality in balance between figurative and abstract, on a borderline threatened only by its own vision: “reality, without sense, would appear all abstract”.
Ochoa’s work gravitates around blurred, filtered, images that are a perfect portrait of our very personal memories, photographically defined just in the ephemeral instant in which they are lived.
Technique is what makes its work even more interesting: light and evanescent portraits generated not by adding particulars with a meticulous brushstroke but by eliminating colour using a big flat brush and an aggressive gesture.
Considered by critics as one of the most interesting interpreter of contemporary painting, he managed to win several prizes. Juan Eugenio Ochoa alongside with his career as an artist works as a cardiologist. His research reflects and generates from the juxtaposition between his medical mission to heal, and to get things back to their natural order, and his artistic aim to destabilize through doubt and uncertainty.
Each artist differs from the other for background and technique but they both work towards the same direction: to give a perfect and deceptive representation of reality.
The water and its misleading reflections will be main characters of the Project Room, inviting the viewers to look for the right observation point in order to see something that exists, without being actually there.
Diego Fazio, AKA DiegoKoi, was born in Lamezia Terme in 1989.
He started his career as a self-taught artist, he has immediately been able to built a precise and refined technique, so good to be chosen as one of the main ambassadors of the Caran d’Ache brand.
In 2012 he’s been selected for the Arte Laguna prize in Venice and become finalist of the Cairo Art Prize in Milan with the work Raptus.
In 2013 he opened his first international solo show at the Raffian Art Gallery in Singapour. In the same year he attended “Wonder Works” in Hong Kong and is featured in a collective show in New York at the renowed Jonathan Levine Gallery.
As time passes, he’s continuosly improving his technique, rediscovering delicacy and beauty lying in each nuance, focusing on Hyperrealism drawing.
JUAN EUGENIO OCHOA
Juan Eugenio Ochoa was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1983. Right after achieving a bachelor degree in Medical Science in its home town, in 2013 he got a Phd in cardiology at the Bicocca University in Milan. In 2013 he also managed to get a bachelor degree in Painting at the Accademia di Brera art academy in Milan with a thesis entitled: “Traits of the Italian analytic painting and its relationship with the European Painting school”. He attended many shows solo shows and collectives both in Italy and abroad. Winner and finalist of several international art concourses, he is currently based in Milan.