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London: Dellfina Dellert
January 11 - January 13
ARTROOMS FAIR LONDON
After 4 Editions, the fair has become the largest event for independent artists in the UK, and one of the most talked about in the UK art’s calendar, receiving approximately 2.000 applications and showcasing more than 1.000 art work in 4 days. Exceeding all expectations, Artrooms Fair has been receiving applications from 65 Countries worldwide.
Dellfina has been selected from international submissions to exhibit at the 5th London edition of the prestigious Artrooms Fairs, and will show her project “Power Games” to the Artrooms Fair London and join the Rooms Section.
The fair is held in the Meliã White House Hotel in Albany Street, Regent’s Park, NW1 3UP, London from the 11st– 13rd January 2019 and it sees independent artists from all over the world exhibit their work in over 70 hotel rooms that have been transformed by each individual artist showcasing their work, plus in the common areas of the hotel.
Dellfina: “I plan on displaying artworks from the project “Power Games”, realised thanks to the scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage. “Power Games” is a story of a contemporary human being – his drives, fears, strengths, and limitations. It is an analysis of masculinity and femininity: their emotional, sexual, economic, and social interdependencies, and their constant struggle for power. The project explores various ideas about gender and goes beyond stereotypes and traditional roles.
In this photo project I used as my inspiration the painting style of Caravaggio. Not because I particularly like early baroque, but because I find works of this master timeless and universal. He had the ability of showing human kind in a very crude, but still very sublime way. His paintings are theatrical, looking almost like staged performances. But they are still cruelly realistic. I used his visual language also because of his characters. Many are mythological heroes, who correspond perfectly with the mythological aspect of the collective unconscious (C.G. Jung), that part of our nature we all have in common (archetypes) and inherit from our ancestors. This way I could bind the past with “nowness,” and fantasy with reality. Each person, gesture, piece of clothing or object is symbolic, and appears for a reason. Every photograph is a mirror reflection of a different aspect of our psyche, so everyone can find a piece of himself or herself in it.”