Looking forward to explore with You the land of magic inspired by the number 23’s alchemy, hovering between mathematical and magical formula we are here to present to you our 2023 program inspired by the numerological meaning of this year which still surprises us with it’s appropriate coincidence:
In reference to this number’s link to freedom symbology we dedicate to our 2023 the program in which the freedom of expression triumphs, the topic which forces us, curators, to carry forward our research more than ever and to be once again pioneers of avant-gard, of the art of change and truth.
FATIMA RONQUILLO | FOCUS show
5 OCTOBER 2023
Step into a realm of enchantment as DCG London proudly presents the captivating art of Fatima Ronquillo once again. Following the immediate sold-out success of her previous works showcased in the highly acclaimed group exhibition MILK, Ronquillo makes a triumphant return with a focus show that promises to transport you to idyllic landscapes and introduce you to mysterious personages.
Prepare to be captivated by a brand new series of five meticulously detailed oil paintings, each more elaborate and exquisite than the last. Ronquillo masterfully weaves narratives that seamlessly blend the intimate world of emotions with her distinctive homage to the styles and symbolism of the European masters. It is within these rich and evocative works that a magical tale of freedom and empowerment takes shape, brought to life by the surreal scenarios and the enigmatic gazes of the subjects portrayed.
Rooted deeply in the traditions of folk and colonial Latin American heritage, Ronquillo's artistic voice resonates with authenticity. Her inner world serves as a wellspring of contemporary emotions that effortlessly merge with the timeless echoes of art history. Nostalgia permeates the air as imagined characters from literature, theater, and opera step out from the realms of imagination, finding their vivid existence on Ronquillo's canvases.
As you step into this mesmerizing exhibition, prepare to be transported to a place where reality and dreams intertwine. Embrace the wonder and immerse yourself in the realms of Ronquillo's imagination, where brushstrokes become gateways to a world of beauty, emotion, and timeless storytelling.
AFARIN SAJEDI | SOLO SHOW
13 OCTOBER 2023
Embark on a thought-provoking journey as we delve into the profound artistic expression of Afarin Sajedi, DCG proudly represented Iranian painter who fearlessly explores the theme of freedom. In her latest body of work, Sajedi's bold and powerful paintings serve as poignant symbols of the ongoing fight against violence inflicted upon women. With unwavering determination, she adorns her female protagonists with resilience and pride, infusing them with love and hope while refusing to conceal their strength or mask their fears.
Just like an open diary laid bare on a table, Sajedi's new series of large canvases acts as a visual chronicle, tracing the arduous path towards freedom of expression and the quest for justice that the contemporary world owes to womankind. For far too long, women have been engaged in a relentless struggle to break free from silence and reclaim the stolen moments from their lives. Sajedi's evocative artworks pay homage to their indomitable spirit and serve as a rallying cry for change.
With the conclusion of the 2023 program, we reflect on a year defined by the paramount themes of freedom of expression, choice, and style. These concepts serve as the fundamental pillars underlying our commitment to artistic research that embraces both value and meaning. As we bid farewell to this transformative year, we are reminded once again of the profound significance of art in shaping our understanding of the world and advocating for societal progress.
Join us as we celebrate the enduring power of art to ignite conversations, challenge norms, and inspire collective action. Through Sajedi's visually arresting creations, we are reminded of the importance of fostering a society that embraces equality, amplifies the voices of the marginalized, and champions the rights and freedom of all. Together, let us forge a future where every individual can flourish and reclaim their stolen time, and where art continues to serve as a beacon of hope and catalyst for change.
ART TAIPEI | INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
19 - 23 OCTOBER 2023
Art is a universal language that transcends the boundaries of time and space, guiding us to new realms of wonder and inspiration. It possesses the remarkable ability to heal, inspire, challenge, and bring joy into our lives. In this extraordinary exhibition, we gather once again at Art Taipei, celebrating the enchanting potential of art as a psychological support tool and a source of boundless joy.
Dorothy Circus returns with a curated selection of six exceptional artists, each offering a unique perspective and approach to exploring the transformative power of art in contemporary society. Their works invite us to delve into the depths of life's mysteries, to embrace the limitless power of imagination, and to find solace from the daily stresses that surround us.
Let us embark on this artistic journey together, starting with Joe Sorren, a contemporary impressionist painter whose evocative works capture the whimsy and awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world. Through his paintings, we are transported to serene landscapes that radiate joy and tranquility, reminding us of the healing and transformative power of nature on our psyche.
Venturing into the realm of Japanese cyberpunk-inspired art, Kazuki Takamatsu presents hauntingly beautiful creations that explore the intricate relationship between technology and humanity. His thought-provoking pieces encourage us to reflect upon our place in a rapidly evolving world, pushing the boundaries of our imagination and challenging us to seek growth and understanding.
The enchanting Flower Bouquets by Thai street artist Alex Face, inspired by the "Vanitas" of the 17th century are infused with his unique perspective and personal artistic vision, rich with a refined and profound assimilation of European culture. Encapsulating and unveiling the contemporary symbolism of the transience of life, they place before us the stark contrast between present beauty and the concern for the fate of the future beauty. In a combination of painting techniques and crafted at once with the mastery of the great painters of art history as much as with that of the visual language of the most authentic contemporary, these masterpieces guides us through an emotional reading of darkness, illuminating with the light of fire and neon the secrets and memories that surface together in a roundabout of synapses with evocative and cathartic power.
Fatima Ronquillo, a Filipino-born painter, transports us to a realm steeped in art history's magical essence. Her ethereal figures and enchanting creatures awaken a sense of wonder within us, evoking a world where time and space are transcended, inviting us to explore new dimensions of existence.
Hanna Lee Joshi invites us into her captivating universe, where bold forms and vibrant colors converge to create a unique visual language. Through her whimsical and humorous paintings, she reminds us of the power of art to infuse our lives with joy and happiness.
Peca, our Argentinian surrealist painter, invites us to escape into a fantastical world of imagination. With playfulness and a touch of whimsy, her art encourages us to embrace the power of creativity and to find solace and inspiration in the magic of our own minds.
Finally, Paolo Pedroni, an Italian magical surrealist, unveils works that blur the boundaries between the mystical and the mundane. His paintings are laden with symbolism and mystery, beckoning us to explore the profound enigmas of life and the universe.
Together, these six remarkable artists present a tapestry of diverse perspectives, inviting us to immerse ourselves in the transformative magic of art. As you navigate this exhibition, take your time, and allow the artworks to transport you to new realms of wonder and inspiration. Let us celebrate the profound and magical power of art, rejoicing in its ability to uplift our spirits and ignite our imaginations. Thank you for joining us on this captivating artistic journey.
THE TRAIN OF WONDER: A MAGICAL JOURNEY FROM POP SURREALISM TO CUTISM | GROUP SHOW
28 OCTOBER 2023
Prepare to be enthralled as DCG London proudly presents an exceptional group exhibition, showcasing an array of extraordinary artists whose distinct styles and imagery will transport you into moments of wonder within everyday life. We invite you to immerse yourself in this mesmerizing collection, curated to convey a timeless message of positivity that resonates deep within the soul.
Featuring the talents of Fandi Angga Saputra, Thomas Ascott, Lei Xiao Han, Gocken Yuksek, Hiromi, Wang Jin Bo, Valdo Manullang, Rene Cuvos, Esao Andrews, Nouar and Fajar Amali, the Train of Wonder brings each artist’ own unique perspective and artistic vision to the forefront. From the vanguards of the new surrealism movement emerging from the United States to the captivating world of Asian kawaii pop,and lately labeled as Cutism, this exhibition presents a diverse range of artistic expressions that seamlessly blend together, much like celestial voices harmonizing in a choir.
"The Train of Wonder" serves as a testament to the boundless nature of contemporary art, where traditional boundaries fade away, allowing for a collective vision of love and unity to prevail. With a selection which inspiration roots back to the Big Eyes movement, we invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, exploring how contemporary imagery is evolving and the values it aims to convey.
Witness the captivating evolution of contemporary art as you delve into a vibrant tapestry of emotions, stories, and perspectives. From dreamlike landscapes to whimsical characters, these artworks invite you to explore the depths of your imagination and contemplate the profound messages they hold. Allow the collective energy of these visionary creators to inspire you, leaving an indelible mark on your journey through the realms of art and imagination.
MOE NAKAMURA, MAYUKA YAMAMOTO & KARIN IWABUCHI | GROUP SHOW
28 OCTOBER 2023
Prepare to be captivated by the centerpiece of our highly anticipated 2023 program, a triple solo exhibition that celebrates the remarkable talents of three extraordinary Japanese women artists. Bound together by their exceptional talent, original techniques and distinct artistic visions, these artists invite you to embark on a journey through their enchanting worlds.
Firstly, we present the visionary sculptress Moe Nakamura, whose masterful craftsmanship breathes life into expressive wooden creatures. Prepare to be awe-struck by the impressive formats and captivating shapes that define her brand new series of sculptures and paintings or wood. Complementing her three-dimensional creations, Nakamura accompanies them with delicate watercolors on paper, offering a harmonious fusion of different mediums that unveils the depth of her artistic expression.
Next, we are delighted to showcase the highly renowned painter Mayuka Yamamoto, whose art is characterized by her iconic sweet and dreamy characters adorned in extravagant costumes. Yamamoto presents an entirely new series of canvases that will transport you to a whimsical realm where imagination reigns supreme. Each stroke of her brush captures the essence of her characters, evoking a sense of tenderness and inviting viewers to embrace the enchantment that unfolds before their eyes.
Lastly, we invite you to immerse yourself in the poetic world of Karin Iwabuchi. Through her series of portraits, Iwabuchi skillfully employs translucent grayscale shades, expertly intertwining infinite pictorial details with delicate cherry blossoms. The result is a captivating tableau that invites viewers to relish in the beauty, fragility, and timeless allure of Japan's rich cultural heritage. Iwabuchi's art is a gateway to an ethereal realm where the essence of Japan's poetry and fragrances effortlessly permeate the senses.
Together, these three remarkable artists provide a captivating tapestry of Japanese art, offering a glimpse into the diverse range of techniques and imageries that define contemporary Japanese artistic expression. Through their works, we are transported to a world where tradition and innovation harmoniously coexist, and where beauty is encapsulated in every stroke, shape, and shade.