The Exhibition Review
2018 Guardian Fine Art Asia
Location: Guardian Art Center, BeiJing
The fifth Guardian Fine Art Asia (GFAA) art week ended on October 28, the 5-day expo showcases the artistic personality of different regions. At this classic art feast, Frogman Art gallery brings the Michelangelo art project presents the reality and humanities of the Italian renaissance, and the works of many artists such as Tony Hochstetler also opened a dialogue between time and space.
“I saw the angel in the marble， so I kept carving until he was free.”
Michelangelo (1475-1564), who was born in Florence, Italy, is the representative of the highest peak of sculpture art during the Renaissance. He is also known as the triumvirate master artists after the Renaissance together with Raphael and Leonardo Da Vinci. The suffering giant spent his whole life looking for the freedom. Despite the taboos of the church and the restraints of the powerful, he also wanted to pursue the liberation of talents and fight against those unknowable restrictions and imprisonments. Dionysus is his bold declaration to the Pope, which praises youth and desire, liberates the sensory instinct of life, and does not want to be imprisoned by the body as a slave to the soul. The “Moses” is a metaphor for violent and authoritarian power of the Pope. He poured his ideals into it, longing to the freedom of art and the pursuit of beauty . He is a painter, a sculptor, an architect and a poet, but he may prefer to be a “man” who lived his life.
If Michelangelo is a reflection of the Renaissance people’s proclamation of emancipating the mind, then contemporary artist Tony is showing the pure and real power of nature.
“I grew up shaping plants and animals that fascinated me and still do.”
Born in Gotham, indiana, Tony Hochstetler is an animal sculptor who specializes in reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds and Marine life. Tony’s sculptures create the original faces of animals. Their lifestyle and composition are the source of his creation. He hopes to use this to show people the ubiquitous spirit of nature, but also wants to tell us, born human, in the fatigue of dealing with life to pursue the dream at the same time, do not forget to keep a pure for themselves.