For the upcoming edition of UNTITLED Miami Beach 2023, Plan X is proud to present “Identity Unveiled” a group exhibition featuring works by Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir, Adriana Oliver, Magda Kirk and Oliver Sundqvist.
"Identity Unveiled" is an exhibition that delves into the multifaceted nature of human identity, offering a captivating exploration of self-reflection, adolescence, and societal expectations. Through a diverse range of artistic mediums, including sculpture, surreal visuals, and painting, the exhibition invites viewers to embark on a thought-provoking journey of introspection.
The theme of adolescence permeates the exhibition, as the artist Oliver Sundqvist present amorphous sculptures that capture the energy and essence of this transformative phase. Viewers are drawn into a strange yet inviting world, where the sculptures challenge consumerism and question the effects of overconsumption and manufacturing processes.
Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir, a visual artist based in Reykjavík, contributes to the exhibition with surreal visuals that blur the boundaries between reality and imagination. By playfully referencing everyday objects from her immediate surroundings, Jónsdóttir reflects on moments of clumsiness, misery, and awkwardness, inviting viewers to confront their own vulnerabilities and embrace the quirks that shape their identities.
Magda Kirk's poignant paintings offer subjective impressions of contemporary men grappling with body image and cultural expectations. Through distorted portrayals of these individuals observing themselves in mirrors, Kirk highlights the struggle to define self-worth and self-expression in a society that imposes rigid standards. Her work prompts viewers to reflect on their own experiences of identity and the impact of societal pressures on personal perception.
Adriana Oliver, a figurative artist from Barcelona, enriches the exhibition with her exploration of gender roles and the deconstruction of stereotypes. Through large canvases, she embraces minimalist and neutral forms that challenge conventional symbology. Her art, influenced by her background in photography, captures the immediacy of emotion, intent, and expression within figures and portraiture. Each piece becomes a portal to ambiguous perceptions, inviting viewers to question preconceived notions and discover new dimensions of identity.
"Identity Unveiled" serves as a reminder that identity is a complex interplay of internal and external factors. It encourages visitors to question and challenge societal norms, embrace their unique qualities, and explore the depths of their own identities. By engaging with the artworks on display, viewers are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies that shape who we are.
"Identity Unveiled" promises to leave a lasting impression, sparking conversations and fostering a deeper appreciation for the beauty found within each person's unique story.