Armando Marino (b. 1968 in Cuba) lives and works in New York. He graduated from Jose Varona Pedagogical Institute, Havana 1992 and from Rijksakademie Van Beldeende Kunsten, Amsterdam 2005. He has exhibited widely in Europe, USA, Africa and Cuba. His works are represented in major private and public collection around the world such as Deutsche Bank Collection; Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection, US; 21cMuseum, Kentucky, US; Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; ASU Art Museum, Arizona, US; Arttoteek Den Hagg, Nederland; National Museum of Valjevo, Yugoslavia; University of Virginia Art Museum, US; Marcelino Botín Foundation, Spain; Howard Farber Collection, New York; Colección Berardo Museo de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal etc. Furthermore Marino has been awarded The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2011 and The Christopher Reynolds Foundation grant in 2010.
At VOLTA 9 we are pleased to present YOU AND I ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT, an installation of new works by Christoffer Joergensen. The cinematic title resonates with the artist’s narrative style and his ability to create intriguing fields of tension, for instance between rigid, almost Cartesian grids and a blurry complexity or between abstract patterns and photographic subject matter. For his Grogram images, the artist manually cuts two different photographs into thin strips and then weaves them together to form a new image. Details of photographs of unrelated people and circumstances are united in this way. Once interwoven, the two images influence and to an extent veil each other. The people in them loose their individuality and become types.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund proudly presents the exhibition "Cosmographicum" featuring new works on paper and ceramic sculptures by Jacob Dahlstrup (b. 1985).The works come to life in a unique intersection between the fascination of outer space, "cosmos" and the concept of drawing or mapping "graphicum". In motifs as well as scale the works represents a wide range of expressions, from small intensely detailed studies of the surface of the moon to grand dramatic celestial explosions. The interest in cosmos has also been featured in Dahlstrups earlier works where e.g. Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler has been the center of attention. With this exhibition the artist aimes his spotlight at the space adventures of modern times with imaginative narrative references to the well know images of e.g. the moon landing and the entire Apollo space program.
The participating artists are Mathias Kristersson (S), Ursula Nistrup (DK), Fie Norsker (DK), Troels Sandegård (DK), Marie Edinger Plum (DK) and Javier Tapia (Chile).The main theme of the exhibition is “echo”, a concept that has raised the following thoughts and associations by the participating artists: repetition, backscattered sound, repetition with the reduction of content, a source, a form of multiple unstable modes, stopping of time, reflection of sound waves, shifts in time, retention of an event, a metaphor for a complex condition, a meta-dimension, a déjà vu of sound, the Greek nymph Echo ... etc.At the exhibition the artists not only shows very different perspectives on echo as a word and concept, but also their distinctive works in a variety of media.