SPINARIO, Boy With Thorn
June 5 – July 4 2021
With great pleasure I invite you, from June 5th, to visit the new painting exhibition of the new artist of the gallery.
Tania Kandracienka is, besides her autonomous artistry, a PhD professor in Classical Drawing Art at the famous Minsk Art Academy and is a highly appreciated representative artist from the Minsk-school from Belarus. Her fabulous technique that has a distinct and postmodern use of colour combined with traditional clair-obscur which is typical for her style.
‘The Boy who removes a thorn from his foot’, also known as Spinario (click here for a small video https://youtu.be/MnMGhCL2nmk), a worldfamous Hellenistic image from the Capitoline museum in Rome, forms the theme for the paintings by Tania Kandracienka in this exhibition. The barefoot human figure in an active concentration and confined in his own world, the the main motiv for this series. The young men who is not yet estranged from his origine and literally has feeling with the earth; a man without contamination, from his soles to his crown as Spinario from Rome was once characterized.
I am looking forward to sharing my admiration for the appealing work of this new artist in the gallery with you!