Wadström Tönnheim Gallery opens up their first gallery space outside Sweden in Marbella. The acclaimed Swedish gallery will start of their ambitious program with the emerging Argentinian artist Matias Di Carlo, and exhibit his powerful sculptures with the title “Dynamics of the Void”. The grand opening of the gallery and Matias Di Carlos exhibition will be on the 14th of April.
– For me and my wife Lisa, who also is my gallery partner, this is a dream come true considering the promising conditions with our new grand space here in Poligono Nueva Campana. Which in my opinion is the ultimate location for our gallery in Marbella. We also strongly believe that there is a newborn interest for contemporary art of quality in the region, says Mattias Tönnheim owner and director for Wadström Tönnheim Gallery. He continues:
– And it is with great joy and honor we present our new collaboration and the fantastic exhibition “Dynamics of the Void” by the emerging Argentinian artist Matias di Carlo, that has produced several formidable pieces for our premiere opening.
Matias Di Carlo felt very early on in his life a close connection to nature and its elements, something which became very evident especially during his trips to the mountains in the Patagonian Andes. Back at home in Buenos Aires, he was taught to master fire and an array of metals, and very soon he transformed this knowledge into a sculptural language of his own.Matias' new exhibition invites us to feel and experience the sounds released by the interaction of the density of matter and void space - the tension created between them reveals a virtuous vibration. The effect of light and shadow irradiates poetry. As though a magnet, his rotund pieces attract the spectator to dive into them to discover the underlying layers and dimensions which surface one after another.
Matias Augusto Di Carlo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978. His Italian roots are imprinted with a long history in artistic ironsmithing. Very soon Matias becomes the fourth generation to continue creating with metal and fire, taking it to the level of a sculptural language of his own.
Opening on the 14th of April and the exhibition will go on until the 2th of June. Wadström Tönnheim Gallery will also contribute with a special project to the upcoming Marbella Design fair in the beginning of April. Where the gallery will show a variety of international art and design in form of an living room installation with contemporary art in focus.
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Wadström Tönnheim Gallery is focused on contemporary art, primarily by Scandinavian artists. The mission of the gallery has been to examine the idea of the painterly, be it also through related media such as photography, sculpture, installations, video and drawing, in order to understand and to promote the direction of painting and it’s relevance to contemporary visual culture. The Galleries in Malmö and Marbella are owned and operated by Lisa Wadström and Mattias Tönnheim. www.wadstromtonnheim.se