Amsterdam Whitney Gallery - New York Exhibition "Salute to the Stars"
05.05 2018, 21:02
“STARS FROM EARTH” - Amsterdam Whitney Gallery New York - MAY 5-JUNE 14, 2018
Inspired by Damien Hirst’s statement, “I love color. I feel it inside me. It gives me a buzz,” Feromontana, creates innovative polychromatic large-scale canvases which spiritually communicate the harmony of humans in nature. Blending the realm of the fantastical with the real, Feromontana mystically translates sculptural forms of the goddess Diana and Michelangelo’s David as he powerfully reveals with great
sympatico the reality of the invisible within the visible. Galvanized by Damien Hirst’s spots, Feromontana “takes his spots, shuffles them, and I flow into the different directions my own mind leads me to. To marble statues, to flying spots, and rings…” Suggesting a sophistication of style that bridges classical sculpture with
contemporary painting techniques, an exhilarating energy replete with joie de vivre emblazon Feromontana's rainbow-hued compositions.
“I try to link the antique sculpture skills and the beauty of marble statues with the contemporary present. I want my art to be a colorful and positive combination of present and past themes,” states Feromontana. Channeling his fascination with abstraction, whether it is an entire non-objective canvas or dream-like human forms, Feromontana metamorphoses his passion into graceful dreamscapes that exude charm and beauty. The chromaticity of his saturated colors and balanced compositions emphasize the other-wordy qualities of his
mythological subjects. Each of his virtuosic paintings has its own cadence, reflecting rhythmic tempos; some of which are syncopated and fast-paced while others are more measured and understated. Juxtaposing the movement of his glowing dots with colorific hues of blue, green, or gradients of other tones, Feromontana’s forms swirl into unique compositions that mirror the essence of the human spirit.
Intuitively applying bold gestural brushstrokes, his mystical myth paintings metamorphose into semi-abstract expressionist tableaux where chromatic forms appear to be animated and accessible. His expert use of light and shadow reflect a language of energy that contributes to the expressionistic element of his work. Offering a primal sense of vital energy to his works, we view the interaction of unique spatial relationships which balance against each other with a musical sense of movement. Celebrating the essence of the human spirit, Feromontana’s powerful spray paint application resonates with breathtaking beauty and awe-inspiring technique. This gifted art defines with a visual melody, the special union between the mythological and the human realm.
Rich in artistic tradition and seeped in history, Feromontana’s “four dimensional” fantasia-hued spot portraits expertly reveal extraordinary facility with realistic figuration. Also a preeminent sculptor and successful lawyer, Feromontana lives and works in Austria. Exhibiting throughout Europe as well as the United States,
Feromontana’s paintings and sculptures are featured in private collections and gardens internationally.