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Joan Cornellà’s ‘VIP’ Solo Exhibition: An Immersive Dive into Dark Humor

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Text: Mikaela Bautista

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September 7 2023

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Barcelona-born artist Joan Cornellà has been making waves in the art world with his distinctive brand of dark humor and thought-provoking satire. Known for his comical drawings and biting commentary, Cornellà’s work has resonated with audiences worldwide. His latest solo exhibition, “VIP,” presented by MEET Project by AllRightsReserved in collaboration with EM Gallery, brings a fresh perspective on the darker aspects of human nature to Seoul.

“VIP” showcases Cornellà’s talent for exploring the absurdity of human existence through a unique lens of humor and surrealism. The exhibition features a diverse range of art pieces, including 10 canvas paintings, 50 works on paper, and 3 sculptures. These creations offer viewers an unfiltered look at the artist’s imagination, where reality and fantasy collide in unexpected ways.

Cornellà’s work is marked by its brutal honesty, challenging viewers to confront uncomfortable truths with a dose of dark humor. While some of his pieces draw inspiration from dreams, others are based on shared experiences with friends. The result is a thought-provoking journey that leads viewers to their own epiphanies about the human condition.

In a groundbreaking move, “VIP” coincides with the introduction of Cornellà’s digital art world, “MOAR,” on FWEN METAVERSE. Launched in July 2023 and presented by FWENCLUB, “MOAR” offers viewers the first-ever VR art experience. This immersive digital mansion takes fans on an exquisite journey, revealing its secrets through interactive experiences. It’s a testament to Cornellà’s innovative approach to art, blending traditional mediums with cutting-edge technology.

In a world still grappling with the disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic, human connection has never been more crucial. Cornellà’s “VIP” exhibition serves as an exploration of the significance of these connections during these turbulent times. Through his art, he presents characters navigating mundane actions in surreal and bizarre settings. This juxtaposition challenges viewers to reconsider what truly matters in their lives.

“VIP” invites everyone to become a “Very Important Person” in this immersive realm of dark humor, where laughter and introspection go hand in hand. In a world often overwhelmed by seriousness, Cornellà’s work offers a refreshing and much-needed perspective.

Event Details

• Preview Date: 4 September 2023 (17:00 – 20:00)

• Exhibition Period: 5-28 September 2023 (12:00 – 19:00)

• Venue: EM Gallery, Songpa-dong, 9-17, Seoul, Korea

• Remarks: For the latest information, please refer to MEET Project’s official Instagram @meet_project.

• Admission: Open to the public with free admission. Special precautionary measures will be in place to ensure public safety.

Joan Cornellà’s “VIP” exhibition promises to be an unforgettable experience, inviting viewers to delve into the depths of dark humor and discover new perspectives on the human experience. As the world grapples with its challenges, art like Cornellà’s offers a much-needed escape and reflection. Don’t miss the chance to become a “Very Important Person” in Cornellà’s immersive world of satire and surrealism.

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