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Vernissage Keziat “Hybrids”

29 Sep
September 29, 2015

Sunday, September 13th ,2015

Relais Rione Ponte, boutique guesthouse located in the heart of Rome, which fundamental component is the fusion of art and hospitality,  renews its appointment with Modern Art,  opening its new spaces to the “Visions” of Italian artist Keziat.

Vernissage "Hybrids" KEZIAT

Vernissage “Hybrids” KEZIAT

 

Keziat “Hybrids”  opening on September 13th at 7:00 pm. “Drawings on paper, canvas, made with the simplicity of a pen, video animations and video installations that shows the constant presence of observers media; these are only some of the expressive ways which Keziat uses to unveil her ‘magical tale”. Amalia di Lanno

 

Keziat "La casa che cammina sopra le altre case" (2015) penna su tela /pen on canvas

Keziat “La casa che cammina sopra le altre case” (2015)
penna su tela /pen on canvas

 

Deluxe Double room with Connected (2014) pen and ink on tela

Deluxe Double room with Connected (2014) pen and ink on tela

 

Connected (2014) pen and ink on tela

Connected (2014) pen and ink on tela

Keziat (1973) gives life to imaginary creatures  and worlds. In her drawings ”other” realities break “the taboos of a merely retinol vision” (Andrè Breton) just as it happens in dreaming.

The reinventing of reality by Keziat doesn’t claim likelihood, rather it offers fantastic shelters to ponder over daily life often too arid and schizophrenic.” Emanuela De Notariis

 

L'albero dei Sogni (2009) Triptych, pen and ink on paper

L’albero dei Sogni (2009) Triptych, pen and ink on paper

 

Into the room (2015) Dittico penna e china su carta/ Diptych,pen and ink on paper.

Into the room (2015) Dittico penna e china su carta/ Diptych,pen and ink on paper.

 

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Spazio Arte – Keziat

22 Aug
August 22, 2015
La Rivoluzione di Milo -Keziat

La Rivoluzione di Milo -Keziat

BIOGRAPHY

Born in San Severo (Italy) in 1973, Keziat Terracciano, alias Keziat, approaches the world of visual arts at an early age. In 1998 she graduates at the Academy of Fine Arts in Foggia (Apulia) and begins to collaborate with galleries and publishing houses in Italy and abroad. Since then Keziat has presented her works in Venice, Rome, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Porto, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Florence, Milan, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Singapore.

From 1996 to 2003 Keziat creates mainly paintings on canvas characterized by the representation of lunar, fantastic and mysterious worlds. From 2003 to 2008 she focuses on woman figures in an intimate, erotic and grotesque vein. During these years she draws numerous cartoons and illustrations for major publishing companies such as Enciclopediae Britannica (Chicago), Synergebooks (New York), 123Publishing House (Hong Kong), Altar Magazine (New York) and Clock Magazine (Los Angeles). Since 2006 Keziat collaborates with Violipiano Arts creating and producing interdisciplinary performance of music, dance, theater and visual arts. Projects such as Music for Your Eyes, Archi Liberi, Silenzio Assoluto or Fiddler in the Loop are the result of a constant research in the world of animation and video art.

Visionaria, her latest cycle of works, begins in 2009 with several black & white ink drawings on big sheet of paper and canvas. Subsequently it is enriched by various video animations, installations and performances. Her works become an introspective journey, a contemporary vision that of the world filtered through the lens of imagination. In 2010 the video animation Memoria di un Folle wins the fifth edition of MAGMART, the international video art festival presented in collaboration with PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli; made in stop motion, it is acquired by the permanent collection of CAM, the Contemporary Art Museum of Casoria (Italy). In 2012 and 2013 Visionaria becomes an international exhibition project; five solo shows with different themes and curators in five different spaces such as the MAT  Museo dell’Alto Tavoliere of San Severo (Italy), the Cultural Center Elsa Morante in Rome (Italy), Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ in New York, the Sabiana Paoli Art Gallery in Singapore and the Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam. Recently she has crafted a video animation logo for Hollywood company Umano Productions which will open all their films.

 

Keziat Biografia

Keziat Biografia

 

www.keziat.net

 

KEZIAT “HYBRIDS”

22 Aug
August 22, 2015

 

Hybrids

Hybrids

The word vision, besides meaning the physiologic act of seeing, means also something fantastic, extraordinary due to a prodigious event or a hallucination.

The prodigious event for an artist is art: it identifies with his own life and expresses his worked out vision of the world: ”vision” in the sense of a whole of thoughts and feeling flowing from his relation with reality. This is the case of Keziat.

If in every culture miracles are carried out by gods, demiurges or persons endowed with extraordinary capacities, we can assent that the artist is a demiurge of the imaginary, a creator of fictions worlds, a worker-out of reality. In his works he makes the observer discover elements in which he can recognize a part of himself and of his story or provokes questions which reveal other ways of looking at reality.

Then the miracle is showing art as an extra-ordinary relation.

In her works Keziat gives life to imaginary creatures  and worlds. In her drawings ”other” realities break “the taboos of a merely retinol vision” (Andrè Breton) just as it happens in dreaming. They show us polymorphous beings and animals genetically modified by fantasy or unusually expressive fishes peering at us from inside computer screens and broken tv sets. The screen instead of the face (expressiveness, communication) and of the mind (rationality and emotion) lays emphasis on the limit between real and virtual. On which we more and more often walk like rope-walkers and let our thoughts be oriented by television and computer. Electronic boxes, where the whole world seems contained, actually the deceitful mirrors showing manipulated parts of reality.

The reinventing of reality by Keziat doesn’t claim likelihood, rather it offers fantastic shelters to ponder over  daily life often too arid and schizophrenic. There are worlds peopled  by birds in the Lewis Carroll way with long legs and trumpet shaped beaks playing soothing melodies.

In the china ink triptych “The tree of dreams”, next to the musician bird, there is a screen reminding  us of anxious nightmare reality. In the central panel  the tree leaves become fishes flying and chasing one another to give life to the outline of a city which in its turn becomes hat and hair of a person emerging from inside an egg, a kind of Platonic cave.

The short animation “Memoria di un folle” /“A madman’s recollection”  is made up of a series of drawings with the same characters as on paper artworks. The world of the artist is all in her head, in her look open to the visionary, madness which gives birth to “the omnipotence of dreams”. Like the snail in the video let us yield  to day-dreaming, let us go into the world  of Keziat’s wonders where every why has multiple never definitive answers.

Just as in a dream, but with wide open eyes.

Emanuela De Notariis

www.keziat.net

 

KEZIAT “HYBRIDS” 13 September – 11 November 2015

Vernissage 13 September 7.00 pm

Relais Rione Ponte, via Giuseppe Zanardelli, 20 ( 00186) Rome

L'Albero dei sogni

L’Albero dei sogni

 

 

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