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Dormice

Below are some available works by the extremely important artists DORMICE.

DORMICE's works are to be found in the most important collections in Italy and across the world (for example their work has been bought by Leonardo DiCaprio) and being resold at famous auction houses such as Christie's for ever increasing prices. The head of the Versace fashion house calls them up to do Art Directing for them or Roberto Cavalli sends them clothes for their models. This is the life of DORMICE!

In 2007 The World's Style Bible i-D gave DORMICE a giant 4 pages and in 2008 GQ Magazine put them in the 100 Best Things in the World.

DORMICE®

"We don’t want to defend ourselves against any risk - in fact, we’re looking for collective risk.
Art is a spiritual experience, an apparition.
It has led us to work together, anything else is unthinkable for us."

DORMICE is a pair of artists: Heinrich Nicolaus and Sawan Yawnghwe, from Europe and Asia.

From DORMICEs manifesto:

PAINTING

Every coloured space and every line that is painted on the empty canvas tightens the possible decisions, and as more as the composition grows, the less possibilities to interact with the painting remain. This is more or less the core of the traditional academic way of dealing with the composition of a painting.

Whoever wants to make a painting that works, seems having to follow these rules.

Today it is necessary to ignore those rules. Breaking rules demands BALANCE. If you want to break the rules, you have to deal with everything and with nothing. Nothing is the moment that does not exist, when the painters applies colour on the canvas. In this moment the only thing that exists is the emptiness.

Emptiness is everything based on the present, on the here and now. We don't look back and they don't look in the future, because we are just here, like animals, living the moment.

The strategy of Painting is the composition. We deal with it like musicians: there is a melody, a rhythm and an atmosphere, all put together makes the "glow", the secret of a painting.

Painting together means respect, discipline and awareness.

It makes you responsible the interconnection between yourself and the other.

DORMICE Biography:

Dormice are Heinrich Nicolaus, born 1955 in Munich and Sawan Yawnghwe, born 1971 in Burma

Dormice live and work in Tuscany

Selected Exhibitions

2006 Chinese boxes, curated by Luca Beatrice, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria (solo)

2005 Dormiceland, Stragapede & Perini Art Gallery, Spazio Fitzcarraldo, Milan, Italy (solo)

2005 I Mestieri di Érgon, curated by Gabriele Perretta, Palazzo M, Latina, Italy

2003 L'Ossimoro della pittura, curated by Dematrio Paparoni, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy (solo)

2003 Dormice® lab: Fashion week. Special guest, curated by Garça Cabral, San Paolo, Brasil (solo)

2003 Melting pop, Palazzo delle Papesse, curated by Gianluca Marziani, Siena, Italy

2003 La pittura come concetto, curated by Luca Beatrice, Palazzo Ducale, Massa, Italy

2002 Dormice® lab, curated by Alessandra Galletta, Galleria Antonio Colombo, Milan, Italy (solo)

2002 Yes, Galleria Ernst Hilger, Paris, France

2002 Object trove’ Galleria Ernst Hilger Vienna, Austria

2002 Exit, curated by Francesco Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

2002 Object trove’, Galleria Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria

2001 Dormice® Trip media, Galleria Carini, Rimini, Italy (solo)

2001 Let’s be serius, Galleria Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy (solo)

2001 Le tribu’ dell’arte, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Galleria comunale d’arte Moderna e contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2000 Dormice® Department of Research, curated by Gabriele Perretta, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Siena, Italy (solo)

2000 The Kick, curated by Sergio Risaliti, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (solo)

2000 Dormice® Secrets, curated by Gabriele Perretta, Galleria Carini, Rimini, Italy (solo)

2000 A L’ordre du jour, curated by Lorand Hegyi, Grand Palais Paris, France

1999 Dormice® Presents: The art game, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria (solo)

1999 Beuys sex laws, Third avenue Gallery Vancouver, Canada (solo)

the development of abstract art

the development of abstract art

Oil on canvas,
150 x 126cm,

Price on application

To buy this work or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

St Tropez

St Tropez

Oil on canvas,
180 x 130 cm,

Price on application

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Café avec chinoiserie

Café avec chinoiserie

140x100cm,
Oil on canvas,

Price on application

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The End has No End by Sawan Yawgwhe

The End has No End by Sawan Yawgwhe

Oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm

SOLD

Kosmic Kate by Sawan Yawnghwe

Kosmic Kate by Sawan Yawnghwe

Oil on canvas
1.1 m x 80 cm

Price on application

To buy this work or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Une Femme Est Une Femme by Sawan Yawnghwe

Une Femme Est Une Femme by Sawan Yawnghwe

Oil on canvas
200 x 140 cm

Price on application

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Judgement in Paris by Sawan Yawngwhe

Judgement in Paris by Sawan Yawngwhe

Judgement in Paris by Sawan Yawgwhe

Oil on canvas
90 x 110 cm

Price on application

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Mesopotania

Mesopotania

SOLD

The Pic Nic

The Pic Nic

SOLD

"DaDa Me 2"

"DaDa Me 2"

Oil on canvas
180 x 90 cm

SOLD

Chanel

Chanel

2m x 2m
Oil on canvas
Price on application

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"Balzac confidential"

"Balzac confidential"

Oil on canvas,
150x180cm

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

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