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Past Exhibitions

Beyond Brushstrokes: The Art of Magnus II
October 19 - November 12, East Austin TX

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Drawing inspiration from his roots, Magnus’ pieces are as colorful and bold as ever, filled with striking details and fantasy elements. 
His work is not only visually engaging, but also challenges the viewer not just to look, but to see, to question and to go further. Each piece is a layered tale, a visual journey waiting to be unraveled with details that give his work depth and meaning.

Magnus' commitment to exploring new ideas ensures that his art is not static but ever evolving, making each exhibition a unique experience.

His pieces are waiting for those who take the time to look further. It's not just the big picture that matters to Magnus, but also the small everyday curiosities. He isn't afraid to be playful and fun, reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously. 

Magnus crafts images that resonate with viewers on multiple levels inviting them to become part of the story told: His paintings reflect his personal curiosity, blending his Scandinavian influence with a unique perspective to create work that is both visually and intellectually engaging. 
Whether you are drawn to his social commentary, fascinated by hidden details, or simply enamored by his distinctive style, Magnus' work is sure to captivate.

Magnus has firmly established himself as an artist, with successful exhibitions across Europe and NYC, as well as commissioned art projects across the world. 

We are thrilled to exclusively showcase him and his second solo – show in Austin. 

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Tactile Intimacy: Portraiture of M. J. Hale
September 7th - October 15th, East Austin TX

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A sense of touch seemingly transcends the canvas. Hale’s work bears the weight of classical influence, yet his pieces exude a refreshing modernity.
It is this innovative approach that led to his recognition at the prestigious 2019 Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with his piece "Moondog", also on view in the gallery.

Hale’s twenty-year career as a professional video editor and director significantly informs his artistic approach. Cinematic nuances are evident in the composition of his pieces, his meticulous observation, and the intricate interplay of light and dark.
His works echo the techniques of a filmmaker, bringing a layer of narrative drama to his still works.

Living with multiple sclerosis, Hale's journey is as much about personal resilience as it is about artistic exploration. His dedication to his craft amidst personal challenges underlines the transformative power of art and passion. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the capacity to create beauty and connection in the face of adversity.

This exhibition is a tribute to the journey of M. J. Hale. It showcases the transformative power of following one's passion and reminds us of the ability of art to move beyond the frame, stirring our senses and emotions in the most unexpected ways. It is not just a display of his creations, but an invitation to experience the world through his discerning eyes.

 

Artist Statement:
I am interested in a close and personal relationship with the subject. Even when the subject isn’t human, my art has a kind of voyeuristic-style point of view. Zoomed-in, up close and personal.

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Juliette Lepage Boisdron: Tales In Ink
June 22nd - September 3rd

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The scenes that unfold, at first sight, seem simple, playful, then become tinged with more complex allusions, feminist, or ecological themes, but above all with the torrent of life's emotions, of the relationships that the characters have with each other, and which are mixed with their inner feelings. Juliette’s characters have an indigenous, pure and natural feel about them. A beautiful innocence that stands in contrast to the artists societal challenges. 

Her work explores in a sometimes provocative way the notions of femininity, courage, vulnerability and power. The artist questions the functioning of society, its codes, and the role that women play in it. She addresses maternity, the family and transgenerational relationships.

 

The artist about herself: 
“I have a language which is more archaic than the spoken word. It is painting. I communicate with emotions, not with words. I would not be able to verbally express what I say in most of my paintings.”


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Nature's Whispers: In Dialogue with Poetic Abstraction
May 4th - June 18th 

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Her creative process is akin to writing a poem, as she expertly layers paint and mixed media to build captivating compositions that emanate strength, energy, and serenity.
Each piece is a testament to her innate understanding of the natural world and her unique ability to transform raw elements into visual poetry.​ Sometimes overt, sometimes concealed, each of witty's pieces contains a written message, encouraging viewers to enter into dialogue with her art and find their own meaning. 

Witty’s Artist Statement:
"Viewers of my works can immerse themselves and let their own imagination flow. When you let yourself drift, you become an artist in dialogue with the images."


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Beyond Brushstrokes: The Art of Magnus
March 18th - April 29th, East Austin TX

Inaugural exhibition of the Unchained.art Contemporary Gallery Space: Magnus' first solo – show in Austin. 

Magnus' figurative paintings explore contemporary social situations and issues, weaving complex narratives with a touch of humor into every brushstroke.

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Essence
March - April 2022, Zuerich Switzerland

The Italian and Spanish artist are masters at their craft translating their inspiration into raw emotions. A reflective journey into our soul through unique paintings and sculptures. Monica's work represents the nature of our uniqueness through bodies and faces, mirroring identity and reflecting the soul. Sara abstracts the reality of our inner landscapes and through her geometric approach and use of light, she captures the core of perception and inner reflection. They create a dialogue by peeling back layers, connecting underneath the surface to the essence of life and what it means to be human.

Unchained.art Essence Exhibition Invitation
Unchained.art Art Boutique Zurich
Art Boutique
December 2021, Zuerich Switzerland

Grand Art, Small Formats

Unique one-of-a-kind pieces from 9 artists invite you to browse right before the holidays. An art boutique that has something for everyone and with small sizes, something special to give.
From jewellery, to paintings, photography, liquid art and sculptures, the artists show their skills with small formats. 

7th Heaven
October 2021, Waedenswil Switzerland

The number 7 has always been privileged over the others and a rich symbology has been born around it. According to numerology, when one thinks of the seven one must understand it as the sum between the 3 and the 4, considering it therefore as the sum of the totality. Seven is a number which often recurs in history, religion and philosophy. It has great importance in the arts: the seven liberal arts, the 7 colours of the rainbow; and in the various conventions: 7 chakras, 7 lunar phases, 7 days of the week, and 7 musical notes.
The exhibition 7th Heaven presents the works of seven artists, each with a unique signature and style, all different from each other. The exhibition in fact presents the sum of different artists, four painters, a sculptor and two photographers, who together create a varied and impactful exhibition, showing the totality of art in some of its most favourite forms.

The combination created by the union of these seven artists does not create disorder but rather a magical harmony, just like the number 7. 
 

Unchained.art Artists 7Th Heaven Exhibition Artists
Unchained.art Zurich Exhibition Flyer Mind Travel
Mind Travel
August 2021, Zuerich Switzerland

Travel through expressive artwork that spans a wide portfolio of abstract paintings and unique photography. Emerging artists Luise Neuner from Austria, Christina Hiltscher and Alex C. from Germany are taking you on a week-long journey of imagination, creativity and literal places.

Taking inspiration from their lives, travel, and personal explorations.

Each artist has an authentic signature, embracing art as a way of expressing their thoughts & passion and capturing the beauty of the moment with heart and soul.

Big & Bold
July - August 2021, Zuerich Switzerland

Magnus & M.J. Hale two contemporary artists from Denmark and England showcase their bold expression of life in two very distinct ways: through colourful and intimate, close-up observation of our world around us.
Exploring what lies beneath the surface of society and people, bringing your personal perceptions to the surface.  Both master storytellers. M.J. Hale establishes an almost tangible emotional connection to his characters and artworks, making them complete with your point of view. For Magnus you need to observe carefully not to miss the very often hidden and humorous points he makes, questioning the “what is”.
Colourful figurative, pop-art inspired artwork in acrylics and portraits in oil, that bring you up close and personal to interesting characters that impacted the lives of the artists and their artistic journey.

Unchained.art Exhibition Flyer Big & Bold
Unchained.art Exhibition Flyer True Emotion
True Emotion
July 2021, Zuerich Switzerland

Denise & witty | Erica Wittenwiler showcase their intuitive and deep expression of life the way they feel and observe it. 
Unique artwork exploring the relationship of emotions true to the artist and self as the viewer. The duality of meaning and perception, the capacity to trigger emotions and true connections through their creative vision.
An inspiring and moving display of sculptures in Bronze and clay and abstract paintings with incredible depth and meaning in acrylics and mixed media.

Unchained Art II
March 2021, Zuerich Switzerland

4 artists, 4 styles:

from oil to acrylics to bronze to clay; paintings and sculptures. 
 

Learn more about the distinct signature and vision of each artist, their creativity and expression of life as they observe it. 
See our world through their lens - emotions, struggles - unchained.

Get to know the artists personally and be inspired by creative discussions.
 

Unchained.Art |Contemporary Gallery
Unchained.Art |Contemporary Gallery
Unchained Art -
The Beginning
October 2020, Oerlikon Switzerland

Welcome to the first Unchained Art, international exhibition of its kind.

The event brought to life the vision of creating an inspiring space to connect artists and art lovers. Providing visibility and genuine dialogue with 4 incredible artists, each with a distinct signature and vision. 

View the virtual tour here.

 

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