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Thursday 9 September 2021

ONE DAY by Dido Haas


September 2021: exhibition ONE DAY at Nitroglobus by me and for a change not at my part of the gallery but @ the main hall.

Due to my 2 weeks holiday in September I decided not to organize an opening party. To be honest I created the works for this exhibition replacing an artist who cancelled. 

Exhibited are some images made at my homeland beach, some photos made at the awesome Memento to mori chapel and some avatar studies and portraits. I called the exhibition ONE DAY, named after an all time fav poem. 

gallery overview with on the right the sculpture of Suzanne

For the first time I placed a sculpture made by Suzanne Graves in the main hall of Nitroglobus, called 'Shake your Troubles'. I love it and hope to show more of Suzanne's works in the future. 


One day I wrote her name upon the strand.
but came the waves and washed it away;
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
but came the tide and made by pains his pray

'Vain man' said she,'that dost in vain assay,
A mortal thing so to immortalize;
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eke my name be wiped out likewise.'

'Not so,' (quod I) 'let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens write your glorious name:
Where whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.'

       Amoretti LXXV by Edmund Spencer

Some works shown at the exhibiton:

In the press:

Diomita Maurer wrote a cool article about this exhibition in her blog 'Diomita and Jenny Maurer's blog'

As always Inara wrote an indepth analysis about my exhibition in her blog 'Living in a Modem World'  

image made by Inara Pey

Monday 6 September 2021

Red Sky by Mihailsk @ Nitroglobus (dido's part of the gallery)


RED SKY by Mihailsk, the September exhibition @ Nitroglobus (dido's part of the gallery)

September 2021: he's back with 8 great works, which  this time are situated at dido's part of Nitroglobus  I am sincerely happy Miha said yes when I asked him to fill 'my part' of the gallery. 
As all Miha's works exhibited have in common they are situated under a red sky, I 'dressed' the gallery hall likewise with red light poles, one throwing it's red light on Nitro's sculpture 'HIGH 'EMOTIONS and ..., moreover,  red/purple cloud trees with ditto growing clouds under the floor, which Venus Adored made especially for me  (//me blows a kiss to Venus whispering 'thank you')


The color red symbolizes intense situations and emotions but at the same time it indicates warning and danger.
My red sky is a sky which reflects strong human emotions, covering them like a blanket and thus giving a sense of safety and hope. 
Danger, longing, visualization, power, love, pain, balance, joy.: eight human moments under the red sky.
I am honored to present these new works here at Nitroglobus.


An article was published in Art Korner:

image by Frank Atisso

Frank Atisso wrote: 'With the help of strong photographic techniques, Mihailsk depicts eight extremely human moments – danger, longing, visualization, power, love, pain, balance and joy – under a sky washed in red (almost crimson) color through his images. However, it is important to note that the “red sky” that is highlighted in the title merely acts as an element of support and has been used to enhance images which are already rich in meaning and driven by highly effective composition and lighting.


image by Inara Pey

Inara Pey wrote in het blog Living in a Modem World the following:

'Colour is oft used to define or evoke emotions and emotional responses; we talk in terms of someone “seeing red” when exceptionally angry, or of having a “black mood” or being caught in “the blues”; we believe muted tones and colours help evoke feelings of calmness or help people to relax, and so on. Red is especially evocative, as it generates so many responses / emotions / feelings. As noted here, it is often used to represent the stronger emotions of anger and rage, but at the same time it can also express the more tender – love, compassion, care; it can also express danger, the need to be careful or to keep away and, conversely it can emphasise attractiveness and wanting to attract through its use in the clothes we wear.'


Limoncello News Edition 35 mentioned Miha's exhibition

image by Fenella

'here are two new exhibitions at the Nitroglobus for September. The first is Red Sky by Mihailsk in Dido's part of the gallery.

This is Mihailk's second exhibition in rapid succession. His debut exhibition, Baptism of Fire, was also at Nitroglobus and we reviewed it in Edition 26.

Dido has dressed the space with red light poles, red/purple trees and glowing clouds under the floor. The staging sets the artworks off perfectly.


Last but not least is the article in Diomita and Jenny Maurer's blog

Red Sky” consists of 8 pictures. These 8 pictures have in common that they are situated under a red sky. Dido prepared the exhibtion space to enhance the red sky with red light poles and a sculpture from Nitro named “High Emotions” and with a few red/purple trees, that were made by Venus Adored just for Dido.