A restaurant and gallery in one space, PizzArte provides our guests with a welcoming setting where they can enjoy the finest cuisine of Campania, while being surrounded by the works of talented Italian and international artists, providing an opportunity to intimately engage with it and to have the feeling of actually living with art.
The gallery is curated by Sunny Shin, who also selects the art at Coohaus and Gallery Ho. She was previously the curator for Crossing Art and Gallery Bennett, and has curated many group and solo exhibitions in New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul.
One of the most prominent Italian artists to show at PizzArte Gallery is painter and sculptor Paola Romano who has exhibited at the Venetian Biannual. Recent exhibitions have also featured the famous Neapolitan sculptor and painter Lello Esposito. Other excellent Neapolitan artists whose work has been shown here include Francesco Manes, Luciano Scateni and Giuseppe Falconi.
Young Ja Kim
Young Ja Kim is a Korean Artist with an MFA in painting from Hong Ik University. Her work has been selected for many national and international exhibitions in museums, galleries and art fairs. Kim has a passion for education and being a leader in the art community. Currently she is a director of Korean Performing Art Center, a director of Seoul Fine Art Association, and a director of Korean Fine Art Association.
Her most recent work, Creation & Destruction Series, approaches abstraction using pure colors. Layering the paint with conscious precision the seemingly geometric color fields seem to blend into one another in coexistence.
This gives the paintings a sense of depth in which Kim has cleverly untied foreground and background allowing the viewers eye to wander.
Sophie Sejourne is a French artist who has been painting in New York City for the past 10 years. She has studied at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Poitiers, France and is a graduate of The Arts Student League in New York City, which has her work in its private collection. In addition to exhibiting widely throughout France and Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States, Sejourne has taught art and art history in France.
Her work has been developing a new concept in which she draws on art history and revisits the technique of collage, integrating post cards into her geometric and lyrical vocabulary. Sejourne's work is above all about color.