Estopia Art Gallery Lugano is pleased to invite you on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 6.00 PM, at the opening of the exhibition Mediating Illusion. The Temptation to Exist, by Ada Muntean, the Romanian artist’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland.
As the title suggests, the exhibition starts from a visual reinterpretation of some key ideas from the Temptation to Exist by Emil Cioran, proposing an artistic transposition of the “thinking doomed to lucidity”.
Estopia Art Gallery Lugano is delighted to invite you on Thursday, June 9, from 6.00 PM, at the opening of the exhibition _Headies_, by Alexandru Ciubotariu, a.k.a. _Pisica Pătrată / The Square Cat_, one of Romania’s most acclaimed street artists.
For his first solo in Switzerland, after the last two years of the pandemic, the artist decided to move the street inside the gallery and set free a series of oversized, unsettling characters – that, according to their author, have been kept silent for too long – who will occupy the gallery space with their explosive inner content.
Estopia Art Gallery Lugano is pleased to present on Thursday, May 27, starting 5.00 PM, the exhibition Queen of Desire, Edith Torony’s first solo show in Switzerland. Showcasing a new series created entirely during the pandemic, the exhibition unfolds around desire as main concept, while inviting the viewer to take an unsettling journey around some of the most recognizable patterns that form the landmarks of our post-industrial contemporary society.
Estopia Art Gallery, Bucharest, is pleased to invite you on Thursday, May 20, from 4.00 to 9.00 PM, at the opening of the group exhibition Abstract Mood, showcasing 6 young artists from Bucharest, Cluj and Timișoara: Marina Aristotel, Gagyi Botond, Mihai Guleș, Madár Réka, Andrea Tivadar and Edith Torony.
What does abstract art mean in the vision and technique of young artists is the starting point of this exhibition, built around the concept of „abstraction of reality” and of a fluid and sensitive interference between figurative and abstract.
Estopia Art Gallery is pleased to invite you on Thursday, February 11, from 4.00 to 9.00 PM, at the opening of the group exhibition Innocence, showcasing 8 Romanian contemporary artists: Angela Bontaș, Lucian Brumă, Andrei Ciurdărescu, Andrada Feșnic, Juhos Sándor, Sergiu Laslo, Antonina Manda and Ada Muntean.
When we are no longer children, we are already dead – these words of Brâncuși are at the origin of the theme of this exhibition, built around the “Cinderellas” of artistic discourse, far too often exiled at the outskirts, (too) often considered obsolete – innocence, candour, ingenuity.
October 22, 2020 – January 30, 2021
Opening: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, 6.00 PM
Estopia Art Gallery is delighted to invite you on Thursday, September 17th, from 3.00 to 9.00 PM, at the opening of the group exhibition Foreseeing the Present*, which showcases a thrilling selection of works completed in the last 6 months by 7 of the artists in the Estopia portfolio – Marina Aristotel, Andrada Feșnic, Juhos Sándor, Sergiu Laslo, Madár Réka, Andrea Tivadar and Edith Torony.
LUCIAN BRUMĂ, NO(W) FILTERS FOR MEMORY
June 18th – July 25th, 2020, Opening: Thursday, June 18th, 12.00 – 8.00 PM
We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, June 18th, Estopia Art Gallery Bucharest will reopen with the exhibition No(w) Filters for Memory, by Lucian Brumă, who presents, in his first solo with Estopia, a new series of works mostly completed during the last almost three months of confinement.
MARINA ARISTOTEL, COLOUR SPLINTERS
February 6th – March 20th, 2020, Opening: Thursday, February 6th, 6.00 PM
Estopia Art Gallery Lugano is pleased to invite you on Thursday, February 6th, 2020, at 6.00 PM, at the opening of the exhibition Colour Splinters, by Marina Aristotel. The exhibition is supported by HYT Watches, a Swiss innovative watch making house, that understand and valorize the use of liquids to instill the art of precise time-telling. Alongside HYT Watches, Les Ambassadeurs, the prestigious chain acting as the official distributors in Lugano.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: CURRENT
BLURRED IS THE NEW ID: GROUP SHOW
January 23rd – March 7th, 2020
Estopia Art Gallery, Bucharest, is pleased to invite you on Thursday, January 23rd, at 6.00 PM, at the opening of the exhibition Blurred Is the New ID. We are celebrating 1 year since the inauguration of the gallery, in an event focused on contemporary neo-figurative, as approached by 8 artists: Lucian Brumă, Otilia Cadar & Liviu Coman, Marius Fodor, Ada Muntean, Alexandru Nicoară, Sergiu Laslo and Szabó András.
ESTOPIA LUGANO: SERGIU LASLO, STOLEN MOMENTS
On Thursday, November 7th, at 6.00 PM, Estopia Art Gallery in Lugano is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Stolen Moments by Sergiu Laslo.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: JUHOS SANDOR, ABUNDANCE
On Thursday, November 14th, from 6.00 PM, Estopia Art Gallery Bucharest is pleased to invite you to a meeting with… an alien: Juhos Sándor, and his latest series of works, which, if contemporary references were not obvious, could appear to come directly from the golden age of the Flemish still lifes.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: TEODORA BOGDAN, MOONLIGHTING
Estopia Art Gallery brings fresh news at the beginning of September: after opening our gallery space no. 2 in Lugano, Switzerland, on September 12th, Estopia Bucharest is pleased to invite you at the first exhibition of the new season on Tuesday, September 24th, at 7.00 PM: Moonlighting, by Teodora Bogdan!
ESTOPIA LUGANO: ANDRADA FEȘNIC, FRACTURED REALITIES 2
Estopia Art Gallery is pleased to invite you, on September 12th, 2019, at 6.00 PM, at the opening of its new gallery venue at Palazzo Elvezia, Corso Elvezia 9/a in Lugano. The inaugural exhibition, Fractured Realities II, will showcase Andrada Feșnic, one of the most promising young Romanian artists, with an impressive start and a highly original technique, based on figurative decomposition and cut-outs and a spectacular collage effect obtained by exclusively painterly means.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: EDITH TORONY, HYBRID PLAYGROUND
Estopia Art Gallery is pleased to inaugurate on Tuesday, June 25th, at 7.00 PM, the exhibition Hybrid Playground, by Edith Torony.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: SERGIU LASLO, LIGHTING GREY
May 24th – June 15th, 2019
On Friday, May 24th, 2019, from 7.00 PM, Estopia Art Gallery is pleased to inaugurate the exhibition Lighting Grey by Sergiu Laslo.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: Madár Réka, Dissection
From April 23rd to May 17th, 2019, Estopia Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dissection, by Madár Réka. A show, which brings forth a true cut in Réka’s personal biography and artistic path. The new Dissection series reveals a new approach and even a new identity for Madár Réka, known until now as Ugron Réka.
A personal experience of breaking with her own past has turned, in the last one year and a half, into a powerful shift in her art, too. If in the last 5 years Réka has made herself known in the field of figurative painting, with a unique visual mark inspired by surrealist and hyperrealist art, with echoes from pop art, the artist is currently moving, in this new surprising series, towards abstract art.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: ANDREA TIVADAR, ABSTRACT FLUIDITY
March 21st – April 18th, 2019
Estopia Art Gallery presents the exhibition Abstract Fluidity, by Andrea Tivadar: an event which aims to bring forth the project initiated by the newest gallery in Bucharest and focused on showcasing the most experimental and innovative young artists in Romania.
While replacing figurative approach with a form of “synthetized creation” and abstraction of reality, the young Romanian artist who comes from Satu-Mare and is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, is convinced that “art is the sincerest expression of real life”. But what we see in her works is not at all “reality” in the conventional sense: on the contrary, in a fascinating play of forms and volumes, Andrea Tivadar seems to recover on her canvases an essentialized reinterpretation of an imagined or (re)invented reality of her own.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: Marina Aristotel, AASAMBLAJ
Estopia is pleased to announce the second exhibition on the agenda of its project focused on showcasing the most innovative Romanian young artists: on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, at 6.00 PM, Estopia presents the show AASAMBLAJ by Marina Aristotel.
With a BA and MA in Painting earned from the Bucharest University of Arts, Marina Aristotel has shaped herself a distinct profile among the young Romanian abstracts, by choosing to work with a media that has become in the past few years her dominant visual mark: resin. Her new series, AASAMBLAJ, presented by Estopia Art Gallery, brings forth a surprising change in the artist’s path.
ESTOPIA BUCHAREST: Andrada Fesnic, Fractured Realities
January 17th – February 15th, 2019
A new year, a new contemporary art gallery in Bucharest: on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at 6.00 PM, Estopia Art Gallery announces the inauguration of its venue on 5 Bocșa Street, with the opening of Andrada Feșnic’s exhibition Fractured Realities. The show brings to the forefront the most recent series of works by Andrada Feșnic, for whom painting is a true experimental field where overlapping layers, the collage effect obtained in a pictorial approach and the carefully orchestrated decomposition of figurative elements define an artistic profile visually marked by the School of Cluj, where the artist comes from, doubled by a highly innovative personal direction.