Volta Art Fairs 2023 is a highly anticipated event in the contemporary art world, bringing together a diverse range of artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Established in 2005 in Basel, Volta has gained a reputation for showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art and providing a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work alongside established names. The fair quickly grew into a platform that supported ambitious international galleries to participate in the art markets’ major cities. VOLTA New York shortly followed in 2008. Currently, the fair takes place annually, with each edition held in a different location around the world, adding to its global appeal.
The upcoming 2023 edition promises to be no exception, with an exciting lineup of artists and galleries set to participate, presenting work in a variety of mediums that look to the future of cutting-edge contemporary artwork. The VOLTA New York Gallery List both champions the local New York gallery ecosystem and presents a strong roster of galleries from countries well beyond the traditionally defined art market capitals. Among them, at booth D16 you will find Alessandro Berni Gallery, showcasing 10 artists. Let’s discover them together!
Booth D16 - Alessandro Berni Gallery
1. Davey Whitcraft
Davey Whitcraft investigates perception, world-making and notions of the natural. His work excavates the known world in search of the sublime and presents novel visual constructions which reveal the intricacies and nuances of human perception. Whitcraft seeks not to replicate the natural world, but to supplement it by leveraging the infinite possibilities of light and alternative geometries.
2. AL - Alberto Luca Recchi
“I belong to a privileged generation; the one before me lacked good technology for underwater photography, but the one that succeeds me will lack good reefs and abundant ocean life. I decided to make the most of my perfect timing and leave my daughters and their children something to remember those glory days by. This is how I left the sharks at Wall Street to pursue those that inhabit the oceans.” AL - Alberto Luca Recchi AL Recchi is an underwater photographer, writer, and explorer with a passion for the ocean and its preservation. Recchi’s photographs have been showcased around the world at conferences and fine art galleries, in articles for National Geographic, and more.
3. Tali Almog
”My passion and soulful artistic expression actualizes my innermost spiritual thoughts and beliefs and that comes out and is reflected in every single painting.” Tali Almog combines impressionistic, emotions, and abstract idealism and facets of a unique personality. While viewing Tali’s art, one realizes quickly that each of her pieces in some way is a reflection of her sincerity and intimacy that infuses her work and makes it powerful, spiritual, and timeless.
4. Temel Nal
“Who says that colours are peaceful? Don’t they also want to conquer new dimensions? Once they are put in motion don’t they need to wrestle with one another and test their strength? Or is it all just a game, a joyous dance into liberation?” - Temel Nal Using the backdrop of the world’s largest Volksfest - the Oktoberfest, Munich - Temel Nal explores in this series one of the key themes of his oeuvre: Colour and the release of colour from its form. Temel Nal uses a uniquely-developed technique in his work, allowing him to create the finished image exactly at the time of taking. There is no computer enhancement in his works.
5. Monique Rollins
A master contemporary painter, Rollins is inspired by the colors of the Venetian renaissance. It is in her drawings that Rollins creates the perfect environment for viewers to be captivated by her talent evoked through a subdued color palette and carefully placed organic forms intercepted by flowing lines. Rollins’ paintings, with a focus on lush forms, densely packed lines, and rich colors, are an uncompromising visual document of her journeys and experiences, her interest in human emotion, and allusions to place.
6. Ola Rondiak
Ola Rondiak’s paintings stem from her family’s experiences living in Ukraine during the historical events of WWII, Stalin’s Iron Curtain, the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. These events shaped Ola Rondiak’s world view. Emotional experiences surface in her artworks as her own history intertwines with Ukrainian history and tradition, preparing the viewer with a rare "contemporary art with a historical conscious".
7. Wo Schiffman
”My art practice is inspired by land and sea explorations from the Arctic Circle to the Great Barrier Reef. Blue water sailing and hiking across various landscapes has provided the palette and motivation to expand and abstract these vistas.” - Wo Schiffman Trained in oil, ink, and encaustic, Wo works primarily on wood, canvas, and paper. As the daughter of NASA Scientists, her education explored not only art but questions in Physics and Philosophy.
8. John Denis
”Much of my work is expressing the many faces of the essential element: water. It plays a major roll in global commerce and of course the eco-system, connecting us all in many ways. I’m venturing to highlight and interpret the underlying significance of the ocean and the patterns imbedded within the natural world”. - John Denis John Denis is a contemporary artist who has over the last decade developed his own signature medium using glass and acrylic. John’s art opens the boundaries of glass as sculpture. He introduces an esthetic that bridges abstract, architectural and natural form. The work presents a modern sensibility to texture, light and composition.
9. Camilla Ancilotto
Camilla Ancilotto was born in Rome. She obtained her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 1999. Her early painting and sculpture focused on multiple interactive figurations, realized by way of rotating parallelepipeds. In 2017, Ancilotto began experimenting with modular polychrome works inspired by the Tangram, the ancient Chinese puzzle. This new cycle (“Ab Ovo”) was in the limelight at the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi.
10. Bryant Small
"Broken Crayons Still Color... and a little glitter and sparkle NEVER hurt anybody!” - Bryant Small Bryant Small is an Award Winning artist who lives in Jersey City, NJ and balances a social marketing and media career in New York City. Bryant has a love of culture, color and all things sparkling. In his art, he loves to toe the line of free abstraction with vibrant color blending and pushing beyond pretty.