SATISFASHION – BEIJING
January 20, 2018
Exhibition manifest SATISFASHION, signed by Obie Platon, portrays using surreal lines inspiring and vicious sides of contemporary fashion, acknowledging the scale of the phenomenon, its role in society and the transformation that took place in this business after industrialization. On view from 17 January through 28 February 2018 at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Beijing, the show presents the recent paintings of the artist, in which today’s themes and topics become part of a visual discourse that stages unknown sides of fashion. At its origins, fashion represents creation and uniqueness, a way of expressing one’s personality and individuality. However, starting with the 20th century, the business has continuously focused to exceed in mass production that the artist witnessed at its core while living in China. Once people access the same global icons, a phenomenon of both belonging and depersonalization takes place. Tendencies dictated by giant brands through marketing campaigns, influence irreversible the way society looks and feels today. Fashion and the beauty portrayed within its scene, generate a mirage, a brief pleasure feeling that needs feeding continuously, as an approved addiction of the masses. The exhibition combines beauty ideals with distortions and deviations of society, which put together in an assembly of divine splendor and damnation, express allegorical characters depicted from the gigantic fashion movement.
The opening event took place on 17 January, at 2:00 pm.
The show can be visited up until 28 February 2018, from Monday to Friday, hours 9 am- 5 pm, at Romanian Cultural Institute in Beijing exhibition hall (Galaxy SOHO, Building B, 10125-27, Xiao Paifang Street, no.7A, Chaoyangmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China).