Event: Exhibition: Anima 2017: “The saviour of the world is you.”
Venue: Gallery 1, St. Margaret's House, 151 London Road, EH7 6AE
Dates: Saturday 25 March - Sunday 9 April 2017.
Times: 11am - 6pm.
Public opening with live music on Friday 24 March 2017, 7pm.
Event description: In 2016 Anima started as a collaboration between Basia Mindewicz and David Mola. We have been using symbology of orthodox iconography as a creative source of inspiration, focusing on the meditative process of art making.
In Anima 2017 our aim is to express the inner power hidden in people. This time the result of the research and investigation comes in the shape of sculptural pieces.
Anima 2017 brings divinity into the human realm.
A piece of work full of abstraction and symbolism. Mixing materials like glass, wood, metal, video or pigments.
We all touch, meet our divinity in moments of clarity. Moments of burning truth. In those moments we meet our true self. Anima 2017 is a manifestation of these experiences.
As in one of Wim Wenders films, God is inside everyone of us, angels live at your staircase and divinity is just an early morning feeling of happiness.
For more information visit Basia’s or David's website.
Born in Poland, Warsaw in 1978. Studied special education and Art – Icon Painting.
Graduated from the only icon painting school in Poland in 2008.
Basia is interested in a spiritual arts but also in the spirituality of art. She sees spirituality not only in the work of art itself but also in a creative process. She is now realizing that there is no need to use a name icon. All her paintings are in some way inspired or rooted in the orthodox traditional icon painting but not necessarily are icons in the traditional sense of that term.
Basia has her own studio at St. Margaret’s House in Edinburgh.
Since 2013 she also runs the Edinburgh School of Icon Painting.
She works in egg tempera (using egg yolk) and a mixture of egg tempera with acrylics on wood, mdf, drift wood and other surfaces.
David Mola was born in Antequera, Spain in 1971.
Mola works predominantly in the medium of hot glass, but his career comes from other paths.
Fascination with glass come from far: he was born in a glazier shop, and this medium (glass) has been surrounding him all the time.
He has a Communication Sciences degree from Complutense University, in Madrid.
He has also studied in the “Centre of Vidre” in Barcelona, as a stained glass and kiln glass designer.
Since 2004 he’s running his own studio, working on architectural glass, restoration and teaching.
David lives in Edinburgh.
Contact: www.davidmola.com, www.facebook.com/Davidmolaglass