Games we play 2012/14

By artist • acrylic colours, Collage, mirror, on canvas, Photography • 16 Dec 2012
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This series symbolically represents games, which we play in our lives, in our society.

Artworks from this series were to date exhibited at these exhibitions:
– Solo exhibition For the Film at Kunstfabrik in Berlin, Germany, August 2013
– Group exhibition at Espace Art Gallery in Brussels, Belgium, March 2014
– Group show La Quadrata at Art Gallery Melograno in Livorno, Italy, July 2014
– Contemporary Art Fair ArtePadova in Padua, Italy, November 2014
– International Art Biennial ArtExpo in Palermo, Italy, January 2015
– Solo exhibition at Caffè degli Artisti, Berlin, Germany, September 2015

For more information about artworks from this series, please contact: artist@veronikaban.com


Artist´s Game
Collage painting made with photos printed on paper, glue, acrylic colors, charcoal and varnish on canvas.
58x68x4cm with frame.
Berlin 2012.
This piece symbolically presents the life of an artist as a game he/she has to play to reach their goal, which is actually the game itself. Being an artist does not mean just to be creative, it means also to know the history and present of art, to know the art market, to be competitive and fast, to reach the public and send the message to the public. It also means to lose sometimes and be lost because being an artist means to experiment and always researching. Being an artist is actually a hard game to play… but definitely the best one.

Observing The Game
Collage painting made with photos printed on paper, glue, cardboard, charcoal, acrylic colors and varnish on canvas framed with wooden colored frame.
64x54x3cm
Berlin 2012

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Art Warriors
Collage painting made with photos printed on paper, glue, cardboard, acrylic colors, charcoal, crayons, mirror and varnish on wood.
78x108x4cm with fame.
Started in Venice 2008, finished in Berlin 2012.
This piece has been made in collaboration with my fellow friend artist Riccardo Attanasio.

games 3 copia“How ?”
Portrait of the situation.
Photography
Berlin 2012

“Seat. Eat. Shit. Colorful!”
Collage painting with photos, small wooden chairs, charcoal, crayons, acrylics and varnish on canvas.
70x50x4cm
Berlin 2013
We find bricks as a symbol of society here as well, but in this case bricks are used for background of the place where the game is actually being played. These small bricks are photos of different situations from our society: politics, religion, food, art, money, family, everyday life… The big table is the table where the rules about the game are discussed. Each of small wooden chairs glued on canvas has mound of color on the seat, which actually looks just like a poop. Ironically and symbolically, provocatively and critically, this work presents the most powerful people of this society, which are actually ruling all our world according to their needs.

Foto0627 copy Foto0629 copy Foto0630 copy details…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Bing. Bong. Bank!”
Collage painting with newspaper, acrylic color, glasses, samples of credit cards, wax and varnish on canvas with wooden painted frame.
53x53x3cm
Berlin 2013
In our society you can not live without a bank account anymore. You need all these cards, documents and other papers to play the game!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Time Runs!”
Collage painting with mirror, acrylic colors and varnish on canvas with wooden and colored frame.
44x44x3cm
Berlin 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Play Time!”
Collage painting made by prints of musical notes on paper, glue, acrylic colors, zip and varnish on canvas with wooden and colored frame.
44x44x3cm
Berlin 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPop Trio under the Red Line
Triptych installation made by three different canvas.
Mixed media on canvas.
Dimensions of each canvas are 40x40x3cm.
Made in 2013.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAArt Critic
Collage painting made by paper, glue, box with pencils, acrylic colors, crayons, charcoal and varnish on canvas.
40x40x3,5cm
Berlin 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAArt History
Acrylic colors, water colors, plastic, paper, glue, napkins and varnish on canvas.
40x40x3,5cm
Berlin 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAArt Life
Bag, zip, cigarette, cellphone, key, photo, mirror, stone, pencil, plastic, cardboard, acrylic colors and varnish on canvas.
40x40x3,5cm
Berlin 2013

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Love Kingdom
Collage painting made with photos printed on paper, glue, acrylic colors, mirror, charcoal, crayons, wax and varnish on canvas.
80x100x4cm
Berlin 2012/14
We can play all possible games in our lives, in our society… but if we don´t have nobody to love, then all these games are empty. We need love in our lives and when we are loved and we have someone to love, then our games can become happiness. I use often fishes in my artworks as a symbol because they always remember me a song which says: “Fish doesn´t think, fish knows!”

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