F.O.M.O

18.01.2024 - 28.02.2024

 Gärna Art Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition “F.O.M.O”, a group show featuring the works of seven international artists and will be open for viewing from January 18th through February 28th.

The exhibition´s title, an acronym for the social anxiety triggered by our fast-paced world, encapsulates the fear of perpetually lagging behind and missing life´s most exciting events.

The exhibition explores the mesmerising portrayals crafted by talents like Black Butter and Adrian Miko, where untamed creatures come alive through bold strokes and vibrant hues. These artworks, with their piercing gazes, evoke emotions of fear, anguish, and detachment.

Amit Kanfi´s poignant piece spotlight and imprisoned horse, symbolizing our collective attachment within the confines of technology and social media.

Black Butter´s haunting paintings depict ethereal ghosts that linger in our daily lives, as a symbol of the fear and anxiety that constantly pursue us. However, some of these apparitions offer respite, guiding us to break free from the cacophony, liberating us to chart our own course amidst the chaos.

Laia García´s vivid oil-based paintings, while influenced by classical techniques, beckon viewers into a world of fantasy and grotesquery.

Her bold brushstrokes infuse each piece with introspection and emotional resonance, inviting us to explore our inner selves.

RYASKASTSTYLE´s creations don´t celebrate life, but it´s “absence”. Beneath vibrant colors and intricate forms lies a subtle commentary on the tragic human condition, cleverly disguised within decorative allure.

Finally, Little will present a series of ceramics that exude playfulness and nostalgia simultaneously. ‘I miss you’ evokes the constant sensation of longing for people and things, echoing the desire to be everywhere at once. Meanwhile, ‘Crush’ elicits memories of childhood, prompting a return to our inner child.

In an age dominated by internet culture, acronyms like FOMO have not only permeated our language but have also seeped into our collective consciousness through mass media.

Within the realm of contemporary art, artists often rise to cult status fueled by media attention, captivating collectors and gallerists alike. This phenomenon underscores a deeper societal drive, reflecting our consumerist culture and the inherent longing to possess what others have—an embodiment of our ‘fear of missing out.’