Mindy Solomon Gallery presents paintings by British artist Christopher Winter in an exhibition entitled ‘Reflective Realities.’ In this collection of works, Winter addresses the human yearning for the supernatural through his obsessive creation of illusion and manipulation of reality.
Winter’s compositions are often first read as harmless stories with rational explanations which run parallel to the modern world, or psychedelic inventions that seem to be far from reality. His images of flying rabbits, floating youngsters, and archaic painted faces can also be interpreted commentary on contemporary events, taboos, prejudice, and prohibitions-concepts found repeatedly in his works. For instance, Winter communicates on topics of sexual and hallucinogenic exploration among adolescents, as well as antiquated self-awareness rituals among modern youth.He believes that “subversive contradiction can take shape…where images are generally not allow” and names his greatest artistic inspiration as at attempt to overcome such limits.
In Winter’s new works, which include ‘Postcards from a Parallel World,’ the artist posits divergent aspects of reality. The idea of postcards, whose typical purpose is to capture a real moment, is utilized here to portray an illusion instead. Winter’s playful mirror imaging indicates a parallel world and creates a kaleidoscopic effect, confounding figurative representation. Presenting viewers with a second reality in these intensely narrative works, Winter combines the familiar with the unknown, the probable with the puzzling, and the mundane with the absurd. Winter relies on a combination of clever art historical reference and blatant naivety to mesmerize the viewer.
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Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. Represented works include painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles. Solomon also exhibits some of the most prestigious contemporary Korean artists on the world market. With an interest in client education, such as a collectors’ tour to South Korea and regular artists’ talks and VIP events, the gallery and its programs endeavor to showcase a unique and bold view of the international art world. Deeply interested in the intersection of art and design, Ms. Solomon and her team collaborate with designers, advisors, consultants and curators to inform and integrate fine works of art as part of a greater aesthetic. One of only six galleries in Florida to be included in ‘Top 500 Galleries Worldwide’ in the Louise Blouin Media Modern Painters 2013 Annual Guide, Mindy Solomon Gallery participates in many prestigious art fairs, including Art Miami during Basel’s Art Week Miami Beach, Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair in Mexico City, VOLTA NY, and Shanghai Contemporary.
The mission of the Mindy Solomon Gallery is to present the highest caliber works from emerging and mid-career artists in a broad spectrum of media. With a focus on context and the interconnectedness of material, Mindy Solomon and her staff approach the client/artist relationship with an interest in education and visual empowerment.