Updated: Sep 18
From the 14th to the 18th of December 2017, I had the pleasure of exhibiting my work as part of a collective group at Exhibit Here Art's Maze at Bargehouse. This beautiful gallery is nestled at the base of the Oxo Tower Wharf and is renowned for its photography, contemporary design, architecture, and issue-based exhibitions.
Exhibit Here, an Online Art Gallery and Curator of Pop-up exhibitions across London, was founded by the fine artist Leila Bibizadeh in 2013.
Leila works tirelessly to provide regular exhibition opportunities throughout the year in prestigious galleries and venues.
These exhibitions not only create a platform for artists to showcase their work but also serve as fantastic networking events for connecting with like-minded creatives.
The Tower itself has hosted the work of more than 100 contemporary artists, transforming this iconic and atmospheric building into a mesmerizing art maze for one magical week just before Christmas.
During this event, I had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with like-minded individuals such as Jessica Gonpra, Ilaria Facci, Xu Yang, Gerard McGregor, Miguel De Melo, Gregory John Ford, and more.
It was a valuable experience that allowed me to develop greater confidence in showcasing my work and sharing the intricate process behind my photography body of work.
As an artist, there's no need to compare oneself to others. Each of us possesses a unique voice and interprets the world in our distinct way. What you do with your chosen medium is something only you can accomplish. Once you realize this, isn't it worth pursuing it?
I encourage anyone with the inner gift of an artist to acknowledge and nurture it, to have confidence in it. All great abilities begin with belief in that ability. If you think you can't, you will prove yourself right.
Motivate yourself by starting now. I am at the beginning of this wonderful journey of believing in myself, and I know and feel that I am on the right path. I have a vision, and I want to develop it because it can be meaningful for others, offering them the opportunity to ask themselves profound questions.
I've visited museums and beheld beautiful art that moved me to tears.
The arts awaken our humanity and strive to unite us through shared experiences, fostering greater appreciation, love, care for our fellow beings, empathy for their suffering, and celebration of their triumphs.
If you're an artist, a true artist, you will always be one. It will manifest in your ideas, your surroundings, and even in the way you arrange food on your plate. Believe in your ability and your unique contribution, then pursue it with all your heart.
On the 7th of August this year (2017), I realised that what I do is worth pursuing. I wish all the best to myself and to all who believe in themselves. Believe in yourself!
photos & texts by Loredana Denicola
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