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Thomas Dellacroix (Stockholm, Sweden)
Agnieszka Dellfina (Warsaw, Poland)
Agnieszka Dellfina and Thomas Dellacroix are two artists working and living together. They combined Thomas's interest for history with Agnieszka's fascination with human nature. Their joint projects deal with subjects like fame, image, commercialism world conflicts and mass media. By re-enacting different personalities and historical events they created their own Utopian world, where they balance on the thin border between reality and illusion.
They have been exhibiting all over Europe, and have attracted the attention of many art connoisseurs, curators, newspapers, magazines and TV channels.
They are pioneers of a still largely-unknown LENTICULAR technique (prismatic, optically moving images), achieving astonishing results.
Their photography-based lenticular works are rapidly rising in price on the international market, selling for up to 5000 euro in contemporary art auctions.
They belong to the group of contemporary artists working for peace. Their anti-war exhibit was inaugurated at the Kowasa Gallery, Barcelona -March 2003. Some of these images are now featured in several books including: "Designs of dissent" and "Peace Signs." This book has received the prize "Premio Ciutat de Barcelona de Diseño 2003."
The artists have worked for the benefit of many human rights organizations including: Amnesty International, Red Cross, World Childhood Foundation, The International Research Foundation for Children's Eye care, Smiley World Association, and Bris - Children's Right in Society.
For the last twenty years, Thomas DELLACROIX (Dellert) has been working in various art forms such as painting, collage, sculpture, as well as music, video and poetry. He has had over 50 exhibitions in and around Europe and the United States, and is represented in many museums, as well as official and private collections all over the world including the Absolut Vodka Collection. His works were sold at auction houses like Christie's, Sotheby's, Bonham's & Bukowski's.
His visual language is direct, sometimes even violent, but always with a humanistic approach. Although he feels a need to explore the darker side of mankind, he uses irony and humour as his tools. In this tradition most of his art deals with the history of the 20th century.
Thomas pays attention to the accuracy of his art works, for example making sure that all the collage material always consists of the original clippings from the period the collage is depicting.
During his early years as an artist working and living in New York, he moved in the same circle of artists as Jean Michael Basquiat, and Keith Haring. His friendship with the legendary Pop artist Andy Warhol gave way to mutual inspiration--Warhol's Camouflage prints were inspired by Dellert's early prints. This, in turn, resulted in a series of silk-screens by Dellert, based on the Warhol technique. Even though some of their works look similar at first glance, looking closer one realizes that Thomas, brought up in a socially- conscious Sweden, exchanged Warhol's fascination with glamour and beauty for real life. He used a flashy Pop art language of expression, printing dramatic political events.
In 2001 he started collaboration with a female artist Agnieszka Dellfina. In this period he decided to change his name to Dellacroix.
Agnieszka DELLFINA is a visual artist.
As an adolescent she was an elite gymnast representing her country internationally. In 1999, she graduated with a Masters Degree in Marketing and Management from the Economics Department of Warsaw University. During her last two years there, she attended Warsaw Collage of Fine Art and Design, where she completed a diploma as a Fashion Designer and a Stylist.
She started her career in Poland as a fashion designer, stylist and make-up artist. She has presented her haute couture and ready-to-wear collections in many different fashion contests as well as group and individual shows at established venues. She has collaborated with major television channels and fashion magazines. She has also designed fabrics, posters and record covers.
To further her career, Agnieszka moved to London. She met Thomas while working as a freelance designer and they instantly started an intensive collaboration leading to exhibitions of photography, photomontage, sculpture, video installation and performance.
They work under the banner of "Dreamteam".
December - Miami Art Fair, USA
August - "Transphotographiques", photo festival, Gdansk, Poland
May - "Working class hero is something to be", Avesta art biennale, Verket- Museum of Contemporary Art, Sweden
May - "Art -DC", Washington Convention Centre. USA
April - "X-Posed", Utstallningssalongen, Stockholm, Sweden
January - "Self portraits of others", Sundsval photo museum, Sweden
November - "IS ART DEAD? - a necrophilic celebration of immortality", Deborah Zafman Gallery, Paris
Contemporary Art Fair, Gothenburg, Sweden
Group show at the Fahnlaes Gallery, Gothenburg Sweden
October - "Diptychs", M2N gallery, Paris
September -"X-POSED", Marcel Strouk, Rive Gauche gallery Paris, France
"RAW GOO", group show at Deborah Zafman, Paris, France
"We have secrets too", group show at M2N Gallery, Paris, France
"Personne/Personalite", group show at M2N Gallery, Paris, France
Group show in the O.D.E.A gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
August -"Don Giovanni", sets for the Mozart opera by Folkoperan Stockholm, Sweden
May - "Transphotographiques" International Photo Festival Lille, France
December - "Self portraits of others", Gallery de Suede, Paris, France
October - "Picture it!", Gallery de Suede, Paris France
May - "Reality & Illusion", Gallery Lisarte, Stockholm, Sweden
April - "Reality & Illusion", Gallery Fahlnaes, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Sweden
March - "Art Paris", Grand Palais, gallery Rive Gauche, Paris, France
January - "Works on reality and illusion", Picassomio Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
September-Â¨FotoÂ¨magazine,Polish edition; cover and reportage
July- Â¨FotoÂ¨magazine, Scandinavian edition;cover and 18 page interview
June- Â¨the Design of DissidentÂ¨- published by Milton Glazer and Mirko LLic, Rockport. Socially and Politically driven graphics from 1960 until now
April- Â¨RelacjeÂ¨, Poland,cover and reportage in cultural magazine
February - "Fake-Fact-Fantasy", Cafe Opera, Stockholm, Sweden
January - Auction for the victims of Tsunami, organized by Bukowski's Auction House and Red Cross; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
January - E-mergency, Smiley World Association & Who's Next, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
December - Upp Art, Paris, France
December - "Metamorphosis", multimedia exhibition, Paris, France
November - Hype Gallery, group show, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
November - Les Inattendus, International Contemporary Art Fair, Espace Charenton, Paris, France
September - Metamorphosis, photoexhibition at cafe Les Deux Magots, Paris, France
August - Cow Parade book issue, Stockholm, Sweden
June - Cow Parade, Stockholm, Sweden
May - Third International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland
May - "Peace Signs" inauguration Vernissage, and auction, Los Angeles, USA February- "Peace Signs" inauguration Vernissage, and auction, London, February- "Welcome to new China", multimedia exhibition, Paris, France February- "Peace Signs" inauguration Vernissage, and auction, Frankfurt, Germany
December - "Eyemazing" international photo magazine issue nr 1, the cover and the extensive interview
December - FAD, Barcelona, Spain
November- "Cartels contra una Guerra"-peace book by J.Mann
October - "Cafe des Lettres", Paris
September - Jijm Heynes, Paris
March - "Arte contra la Guerra", Barcelona
March - Kowasa Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
July - Bricklane Gallery, London
June - Immendorf Studio, Dusseldorf
November - Vienna Art Fair, Austria
May - Studio Utopia, London
December - Studio Utopia,
September - DAM (Digital Art Museum), Berlin
"Being an artist for me is, to walk along the razor sharp shore line between the sea of annihilation and the inner landscape of hope, to float in the gap between the awareness of our souls and the indifference of our TV screens, to survive the no–man’s land, where art pendulates between the cruel madness of reality and the beauty and serenity of our dreams.”