Orion Shima


22/03/2016 | 19/05/2016

Andrea Tardini Gallery Venezia, Giudecca 282

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Paintings by Orion Shima are currently being exhibited at the Andrea Tardini Gallery. This well-known Albanian artist is now presenting, with the exhibition Le memorie dell’acqua [The memories of water], a work dedicated to reminiscences of his own childhood, among the streams and woods of his native land.
This artist feels the need to go beyond a simple representation of nature, rediscovering in it, rather, symbolic values and images of desires, sometimes dreamlike, as though searching for the purity of a vision of horizons that stretch out before us and take on a concrete form in his works. Young men and women thus appear, playing, or else standing still, as though in an enchanted self-portrait, caught between sea and earth. Even the largest tree that rises alone on the green plains seems to have a human presence, and the boy standing motionless on a rock in the fog speaks of a distance between art and reality, desire and life, beauty and research.
This utopian world is populated by animals who, in spite of their realistic appearance, speak to us of elsewhere; it is a world in which we willingly linger, meditating or nostalgically waiting for places we have not yet visited.

  • Orion Shima

    Paintings by Orion Shima are currently being exhibited at the Andrea Tardini Gallery. This well-known Albanian artist is now presenting, with the exhibition Le memorie dell’acqua [The memories of water], a work dedicated to reminiscences of his own childhood, among the streams and woods of his native land.
    This artist feels the need to go beyond a simple representation of nature, rediscovering in it, rather, symbolic values and images of desires, sometimes dreamlike, as though searching for the purity of a vision of horizons that stretch out before us and take on a concrete form in his works. Young men and women thus appear, playing, or else standing still, as though in an enchanted self-portrait, caught between sea and earth. Even the largest tree that rises alone on the green plains seems to have a human presence, and the boy standing motionless on a rock in the fog speaks of a distance between art and reality, desire and life, beauty and research.
    This utopian world is populated by animals who, in spite of their realistic appearance, speak to us of elsewhere; it is a world in which we willingly linger, meditating or nostalgically waiting for places we have not yet visited.