Being: Omar Saenz and Fabrizio Sclocco
Omar Saenz and Fabrizio Sclocco
October 27 – November 18, 2023
Opening Reception: October 27, 2023, 6pm – 8pm
Station Independent Projects, Toronto
Station Independent Projects is delighted to present the work of representational painters Omar Saenz and Fabrizio Sclocco whose work explores new areas of contemporary painting. Saenz & Sclocco’s show Being presents the journey of two international artists who converge in the city of Toronto. Although with different origins and catalysts, the works of Saenz and Sclocco conjure enigmatic narratives characterized by a sense of theatricality achieved through the mastery of colour and the tactility of painting. This exhibition presents us with bodies, literal and metaphorical, that guard the vision of the artists and invite us to an inner world of memories and confrontations.
Omar Saenz was born in 1989 in Monterrey, Mexico. He received his bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in 2011. Saenz has had four solo shows in museums and cultural institutions in Mexico and France and has exhibited in spaces such as Material Art Fair and the MARCO Museum. In 2023 his work was selected to participate in the Artist Project Toronto, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, and Beijing Contemporary Art Expo in China. Since 2009 he has participated in Street Painting festivals in public spaces across Mexico and Europe, winning prizes and distinctions in cities in England, France, Germany, Italy, and Mexico. In 2019 he did a residency at the Association of Le Port des Créateurs in Toulon, France, where he had his first solo show in Europe, participated in a street painting festival, and conducted workshops for the local community. For the last ten years, he volunteered at Instituto Nuevo Amanecer, an institution in Mexico dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their families, creating artwork in collaboration with the children. He has also been part of numerous charity auctions at the MARCO Museum.
Fabrizio Sclocco is an Italian Canadian contemporary figurative artist born in Pescara, Italy in 1989. He studied architecture but then moved to Toronto in 2012 and established himself as an artist and set designer in the film industry. Recently, Fabrizio’s work was selected for the Centurion Lounge in NYC, for a collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario and he has exhibited at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City. He has had solo shows in Toronto at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery Columbus Centre, the Artist Project Fair in Toronto and Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.
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