Paradox Lost and Found

Paradox Lost and Found, Friday, September 5th, 2008, 6 – 9 PM

The Spark , 161 West 22nd Street (6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY, 10011

ParadoxImageweb.jpgPresented with modern dilemmas, how do contemporary multicultural artists address contradictions, ambiguity, and truth?  Global Fusion Art presents selected work by artists who explore these questions and investigates the boundaries between abstraction and representation, fact and fiction, order and chaos. Creating by deciding what not to create or, creating by cancellation working individually or, collaboratively.  Enlarging the artistic sphere by addition and accumulation of non-artistic elements.  The participating artists engage with the uncertain and accepted assumptions in art and culture, presenting contradictions that are at times disconcerting, playful and unexpected. 

Participating Visual Artists:
Christopher Agostino, Farhana Akhter, Michael Ricardo Andreev, Yael Degany, Gregory Ilich, Victoria Krassa, Todd Monaghan, Sheena Sood, Tasneem Shahzad, Carol Colby Tanenbaum

Performance:  Bodies Alive! Painted Bodies, Living Art by Christopher Agostino

A live body-painting continuous performance by Christopher Agostino took place during the event. He painted a model in a design from his Modern Primitive Art series. Christopher is currently engaged in a visual art project, painting a series of bodies for a future gallery show exploring the linkage between the development of modern art in response to the exposure of artists such as Picasso and Matisse to the tribal art of African and other cultures. He explores this by bringing the images and concepts of modern artists back onto the body within the context of traditional bodyart designs. Bodyart is a fundamental human art in all cultures, and as such it is the initiating source of many visual art concepts. Christopher states, “By combining the images of modern 20th century artists with the traditional body designs of cultures that may have influenced them I am returning this art to its source”.

For this event, artists pledged 10% of sale price of artwork and event proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Doctors and nurses volunteer to provide urgent medical care in countries to victims of war and disaster regardless of race, religion, or politics.


Christopher Agostino


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