Fierce Form: A Group Exhibition of Emerging European Artists in LA, US

By Sara Bright

Fierce Form is a group exhibition of emerging European artists, presented by Art Megastar, a new platform for contemporary art. The exhibition coincides with Frieze LA, the leading art fair in the city, and showcases works by nine artists who explore themes of liberation, empowerment, and self-discovery through various mediums, such as painting, sculpture, collage, and installation.

The exhibition, which opens on February 17th and runs until March 13th, 2024, is hosted at Circolo, a non-profit organization founded by Nicole Saikalis Bay, a patron of the arts, a collector, and a philanthropist. Circolo is located on Via della Spiga, near the Giardini Indro Montanelli, a historic park in the heart of LA. The space, which was formerly a private club, has been renovated and transformed into a contemporary art venue, with a minimalist and elegant aesthetic.

The Artists and Their Works

Fierce Form features works by Jack Dunnett, Preslav Kostov, Iryna Maksymova, Amélie Peace, Andrew Salgado, Oriele Steiner, Hannah Tilson, Naomi Workman, and Alina Zamanova. These artists are some of the most exciting fast-rising talents in the European art scene, and they have been selected by Art Megastar for their originality, creativity, and vision.

The works in the exhibition tell a story of liberation, capturing the essence of the embodied spirit through vast landscapes and the abyss. The narrative aims to allow abstract elements to peak, blend, or consume the compositions. A low hanging moon and rain intentionally contribute to the story, while other weather conditions and energy are mysterious and mystical. Gazing, dancing, contorting, and entwining occur naturally through consciously relating. There are moments of vulnerability and strength, as the animal and human forms symbolize both the delicate and fierce aspects of nature and relationships. The curves of their bodies echo the contours of the land, and their flowing hair sweeps through the grasses of the savannah.

Through these depictions of the forms, the artists in this exhibition explore themes of empowerment and self-discovery. They challenge us to embrace our natural instincts and to revel in the beauty of our bodies. This is an immersive celebration where beings are brought together in a world where all is possible.

Some of the highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Jack Dunnett’s paintings, which combine realism and abstraction, creating a contrast between the natural and the artificial, the organic and the geometric, the light and the dark.
  • Preslav Kostov’s sculptures, which use materials such as wood, metal, and resin, creating a balance between weight, volume, and space, and evoking a sense of movement and transformation.
  • Iryna Maksymova’s collages, which use fragments of texts, images, and fabrics, creating a complex and layered visual language, and reflecting on the themes of identity, memory, and culture.
  • Amélie Peace’s paintings, which use vibrant colors, expressive strokes, and geometric shapes, creating a dynamic and energetic composition, and conveying a sense of joy and freedom.
  • Andrew Salgado’s paintings, which use bold colors, textures, and patterns, creating a powerful and emotional portrait, and revealing the inner life and personality of the subject.
  • Oriele Steiner’s paintings, which use soft colors, delicate lines, and fluid forms, creating a dreamy and poetic landscape, and inviting the viewer to enter a fantasy world.
  • Hannah Tilson’s paintings, which use bright colors, geometric forms, and pop culture references, creating a playful and whimsical composition, and celebrating the diversity and creativity of the urban environment.
  • Naomi Workman’s paintings, which use oil on linen, creating a rich and textured surface, and depicting the human body in various states of shedding, transforming, and renewing.
  • Alina Zamanova’s paintings, which use watercolor, ink, and acrylic, creating a fluid and organic composition, and exploring the themes of beauty, femininity, and sexuality.

The Vision and Mission of Art Megastar

Art Megastar is a new platform for contemporary art, founded by a group of art enthusiasts, collectors, and professionals, who share a passion for discovering and supporting emerging artists. Art Megastar aims to create a global network of art lovers, collectors, and professionals, and to provide them with access to the best of contemporary art, through exhibitions, events, and online platforms.

Art Megastar’s vision is to become a leading force in the art world, and to contribute to the development and promotion of the art scene. Art Megastar’s mission is to showcase the works of emerging artists, who represent the diversity and dynamism of the contemporary art scene, and to introduce them to wider audiences, both locally and internationally.

Art Megastar’s first exhibition, Fierce Form, is a testament to its commitment to engage with diverse global art scenes and to introduce its artists to new geographies. The exhibition, which coincides with Frieze LA, the leading art fair in the city, is an opportunity to connect with the LA art community, and to present the works of nine European artists, who have never exhibited in the US before.

How to Visit Fierce Form

Fierce Form is open from February 17th to March 13th, 2024, at Circolo, 725 E Washington Blvd, 2-B, Los Angeles, CA 90021. The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will also host a series of events and programs, such as talks, screenings, and workshops, featuring the artists and other guests. The opening reception will take place on February 17th, from 5 pm to 8 pm, and a special Frieze gathering will take place on March 2nd, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

For more information, visit the Art Megastar website1 or follow them on Instagram2.

Fierce Form is a group exhibition of emerging European artists, presented by Art Megastar, a new platform for contemporary art. The exhibition showcases works by nine artists who explore themes of liberation, empowerment, and self-discovery through various mediums, such as painting, sculpture, collage,