The Culture Collective program of exhibitions and events by ME Milan Il Duca continues: during the Milan fashion week in September, the 5-star luxury hotel, a meeting place between art, design and fashion, turned the spotlight on a exclusive collection of works by artist and designer Johny Dar.
An unmissable opportunity to see live, from the lobby to the Radio Rooftop Bar, an important selection of works from “Deep Down / Far Beyond” and the “Goddesses of DAR the BOOK” series.
A happy marriage, that between ME Milan Il Duca and the artist, both committed to offering new perspectives and to bringing to life new art and design experiences, not only to experts and enthusiasts, but also to a wider audience.
Johny Dar's extraordinary technique, considered at the forefront of today's art scene, is a new renaissance that attracts international acclaim in different sectors and media. Characterized by unexpected mathematical properties, by an intricate configuration of geometric and organic shapes intertwined together as if to create a musical rhythm, all his works are pioneers of an original aesthetic and present exceptional and unmistakable traits, uniquely Dar.
He founded the eponymous brand Johny Dar, a global lifestyle brand, to offer unique experiences in the fields of art, fashion, music, multimedia and interior design. Being involved in various fields, Dar is a difficult artist to define, careful not to mass reproduce most of his creations, thus making them even more desirable and precious.
Among the works exhibited at ME Milan Il Duca are the enchanting "Goddesses of DAR the BOOK", hand-drawn prints, in a limited edition, taken from the series of volumes "DAR the BOOK".
Monochromatic hypnotic expressions of the female form that retrace a visual journey beyond the skin through the labyrinth of emotions, focusing attention on the interiority of women. The subjects are an intertwining of white abstract motifs on the black background of the canvas.
In the current climate, between feminism, transgender and the struggle for gender equality, the goddesses of Dar have perhaps never been more relevant. The extraordinary style of artistic expression of this series emerged from Dar's personal quest to balance the masculine and feminine aspects of himself.
A crusade that prompted him to leave his career in fashion and travel the world, trying to go beyond all known techniques and discover new revelations within his own art.
“DAR the BOOK” came to light during that journey, as an artistic remedy to restore the balance between male and female, both within the individual and in society. “It helped me accept my man and hug the woman inside me,” she reveals.
To enrich the exhibition, ME Milan Il Duca also hosts other works by Johny Dar: "Deep Down / Far Beyond", a collection of colorful abstract paintings, inspired by the connection between earth and sky in both the inner and outer realms.
The painted works employ themes and layers of complex colors to obtain a captivating effect and are characterized by strokes, drops, vortices, dynamic lines and movements and color combinations.
"My inspiration for the" Deep Down / Far Beyond "series was to discover the lines that connect the earth and the sky and to paint the story of that dance between the two"explains Dar, who gives shape to the complex stories incorporated in each painting, through a careful and precise balance of wild but controlled action.
The black and white prints of “Goddesses” juxtaposed with the “Deep Down / Far Beyond” paintings create a bold and provocative combination; they offer a visual spectacle and invoke a wide range of current topics such as discussions on deep themes between heaven and earth, feminism and the movement for gender equality.
It is possible to experience all this through the eyes, mind and art of Johny Dar in an exclusive place in the heart of Milan: ME Milan Il Duca will therefore host, until January 6, 2020, this unique, unrepeatable experience. , not to be missed.