Focus "ONE"

The Focus ONE Section shows a Fine Selection of Artists

that The ONE Museum actively Follows & Supports.

They will obviously be part of our upcoming solo exhibition program.

The high quality of their work and their artistic integrity make them among the best Artists in their discipline.

They are by no means content to tirelessly repeat what Art has already given in the course of its history,
they all have an true story to tell, with their own words, with their own way, but always with an authentic emotion,

they don't lie.

We strongly encourage you to show them all the Love they deserve.

 

 
 

Jean David Nkot

Cameroon

Born in Douala (Cameroon) – where he currently lives and works – Jean-David Nkot is the laureate of several artistic distinctions (Best Sculptor, Best Installation and Best Painter).

“Captivated by the impact of the violence, of indifference and the passivity of the international community and governments on the circumstances of victims in the world, the human body and territories are key subject matters around which the artist centres his works and artistic approach.

Giant post stamps – which constitute a bulk of his creations – interrogate and raise awareness by exploring and exposing faces submerged by inscriptions of the names of weapons of war. Like these postal stamps, the artist’s works act as a vehicle to address victims marked by the violence of indifference which characterizes the complicit face of the world.

Leveraging cartographic techniques, the artist interrogates the representation of the body and its territories in his recent works, placing emphasis on how this intermingles with its surrounding but also questioned its place in society. Far from drawing the attention of the onlooker to the identity of the person represented, the artist highlights rather – in the ways of Zhang Dali, Francis Bacon and Jenny Saville – the expressions of the turmoil inhabiting "his" characters.”

 

Hardijanto Budiman

Indonesia

Hardijanto Budiman aka. Hardibudi, is a Visual artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photography is for him the best media to express his passion in Art. 

He doesn't classify himself as 'pure' Photographer. His works are like the Journey of his life. It is all about the expression of Imagination, Emotion and Experiences of his life. 

His favorite genre is Conceptual and Contemporary Photography.

He also loves anything related to Surreal World. That's why a lot of his artworks are strongly influenced with a Surreal touch. 

He has won multiple International Awards Winner, more than 200 Awards from many Prestige Photography events around the Globe.

 

* * * * The Mystery Artist * * * *

The ONE Hidden Place

June 13 to September 18, 2020

 

 

Hidden identity until the end of her/his exhibition in the Secret Room of The ONE Museum.

 

For our ONE Privilege Members only :

 

Get access to THE ONE Hidden Place and discover the private exhibition. 

 

Onni Wiljami

Finland

Onni Wiljami is an internationally multi-awarded photographer and artist working from Oulu, northern Finland. With nearly 20 years of experience in the photography industry, starting from portrait and documentary photography, he has developed into an expert in detailed and action-packed composite / collage photography. 

 

He’s artworks usually combine the confrontation of man and nature with a surrealistic and fantasy perspective to tell a story that expresses both directly and metaphorically; from surrealistic underwater images one can travel to the spiritual level of life's cross-waves and from dystopic environmental catastrophes all the way to musical narrative. Still, in these dramatic subjects and images, hope or a small hint of humor can be found.

 

He uses collage technique by combining parts of he’s different photographs seamlessly together; skies and the landscapes, and everything in between, with technical precision for achieving the desired impression. Some parts of the artworks may come from the other side of world and some from as close as home yard. Details from Scotland, the United States, Norway, Italy, or Finnish Lapland for example, can be found in Onni Wiljami’s art blended as a unique fantasy story."

 

Karine Degiorgis

France

Deep Narcisse

Narcissus - fascinated - loses himself in his image, which however always escapes in shining mirrors: infinite melancholy of the hero lost in the projective labyrinth, in pursuit of the Other...

It is therefore not a literal interpretation of the Narcissus myth: here is not the superficial "narcissism" of our time - emptied and prostrate to watch itself wither away (by dint of having abandoned its soul), but the deep Narcissus: A return journey between the "I" and the "Self" (image of the "I") that allows the psyche to extract itself from the unconscious night... Elsewhere, this same psyche - the spirit - crosses different spaces-time at full speed, launched like Uccello's dogs in a frantic quest for a figurative and original identity...

 

Pelly Angelopoulou

Greece / Belgium

My art is about politics, social issues, beauty, love, anger, sadness, physics all come to the forefront as we focus on different parts of the artwork, sometimes even contradicting, not only one another, but the piece as a whole as well. It is a non conceptual art based on concepts .It is my private mythology created by obsessions ,becoming extreme metaphors in fact.

The different materials which in theory are completely out of place turn out to blend in as if they are an integral part of each other. From fabric to stones and from marble to paper we get everyday objects becoming something new and fresh.I deconstruct  and reconstruct them in a way to serve my narrations.

What exactly am I doing ? That's the “curse” of defying labels, especially when it is not something forced but on the contrary it is something completely natural. No label..

My last project Π + A , unconventional correlations composed by 115 artworks . It is a result of an unconventional collaboration between the provocative artists Pelly Angelopoulou and Axel Leotard…

 
 

Julio Bittencourt

Brazil

Julio Bittencourt grew up between Sao Paulo and New York. His main interest is to, through different stories, investigate the relationship between man and his environment. His works have been exhibited in
museums and galleries in several countries and published in magazines such as Foam Magazine, GEO, Stern, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Courrier International, C Photo, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Esquire, French Photo, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, LFI and Leica World Magazine, among several others. Bittencourt is the author of three books - ‘In a window of Prestes Maia 911 building’, ‘Ramos’ and 'Dead Sea’.

Hélène Planquelle

France

"Rare are the people who go through life without experiencing the rapture of love and the sorrow of having the person you care most about hurt you in the most unbearable way. Hélène Planquelle has made this beautifully painful experience, private yet so universal, the foundation of her art practice, which comes from a need to confront the torment of our relationship to the Other. 
She explores this delicate balance between bliss and misery in our encounters with others from an intimate as well as more universal point of view, tackling recurrent topics like emotional dependence, attachment, social need, vulnerability, acceptance and rejection, power and violence. 
Conceptual in nature, her work draws on a wide range of philosophical and scholarly references, from ethics to cognitive sciences, attachment theories and evolutionist psychology. The figures of victim and torturer originally ingrained in our encounter with the other bring her to explore extreme physical activities like sadomasochist practices or combat sports as graphic sources of inspiration. 
Imbued with a deliberate dramatic quality, Hélène Planquelle's work ultimately looks to sublimate the raw nature of the experiences she touches on to help us make sense of our most individual sorrows she embeds in a broader story, that of humankind."

Jaya Suberg

Germany

In 1980, I came to live in Berlin, the first 9 years surrounded by the wall… This certainly was the most inspiring time of my life, because of the incredible melting pot of people, who just wanted to live of freedom and independence, not this normal life of just being a family with nice kids and cool car… No, we all had another dream! Living Berlin (the wall time) was/is a blessing! Here we got/get so much inspiration!..

In the center of my artistic expression is the human being between his inner world and his outside world. In my works are melting imaginations, feelings, dreams and the “reality” to one impression. Most of my works shows an intensive human experience or situation. I am more interested in the feelings of mankind under the survive, feelings, which we don’t like to feel, but we carry with us deep inside… some more, some less!.. All is inside-out, all is outside-in.

I understand my work as a mirror of a social present. My works are quite emotional. Feeling all, transforming it and let it go again. Death is for me a very mysterious phenomenon, with all kind of scary feelings. But I want to face it, always aware that life is so precious and will end someday… This refers to my own process as an individual and at the same time to the development of cultural (grievances) processes of the world.

 
 

Tatsuo Suzuki

Japan

I was born in Tokyo in 1965, I live in Yokohama and I started shoothing in the streets since 2009 . My aim is to show how the world can be beautiful, interesting, wonderful and sometimes cruel. By means of photography and through my own eyes with my gear, I capture the real world as it is, in each of its unique instants that will never come back. Then, I just offer them to People.

I feel so happy and glad when someone feels some emotion when they see my shots.

These 6 shots were all taken at Shibuya,Tokyo.

 

DDiarte

Portugal

When we set up DDiArte in 1999, at that time it was a painting workshop where we brought together the best of both of us for the purposes of creation, painting on canvas. In 2003, after several experiences in the field or digital photography, we discovered the ideal means to express our creativity – Digital Photography artistically touched up.

Within the context historiography of art, the use of photography, and more specifically, touching up photographs, is nothing new. We do however aim to innovate somewhat, in terms of the themes on which our work is based. Regardless of the fact that our main source of inspiration is mythology, up-to-date themes or others that are the simple fruit of our creativity, still remain full of details, of symbols, of images, an attempt to captivate, but mainly, as an attempt to stimulate critical thought in viewers.

While some of our work can be seen as satirical in a globalized world, yet still full of differences, other examples can be seen as purely scenic, to be contemplated at will. If some shout out against discrimination, at the same time they pay indelible homage to beauty.

 

André Perlstein

France

A photographer's biography can be summed up in his eyes. There is an André Perlstein Eye. Since 1967, he delivers his vision of the world and of beings. That of a man whose sensitivity has been forged over time and trials. Nothing has been given to him. Coming from nowhere, he imposed himself as a reporter for L'Express in 1967 and Le Point in 1972 thanks to a very personal reading of current events. He does not take the easy way out. A hunter of the revealing moment, he never rewrites the news. No flashes, a permanent shift so as to never be in the pack of image trackers, an anticipation of gestures and situations through an intimate approach to events and an acute knowledge of their underlying factors. Then, with fashion photography, with Elle and Vital, came the time of aesthetics, of the Perlstein signature, with the will to always find the authenticity of its models and the naturalness behind the glamour. 

Denis Jeambar

 

Robert Houzar

Czech Republic

Manifestation of human existence is the main subject of  Robert Houzar’s work. Thanks to the method of a manipulated photography and computer collage, he can take all the mass produced by mankind and handle it completely freely. He works with photographic material taken mainly in big urban conglomerations such as Hong Kong, New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, etc. High resolution of pictures enables him to create large-format prints with the most delineated details. Robert lives and works in Prague. He exhibits in the Czech Rep. and abroad. His work is represented in collections around the world.