BLUE BOY& RED BOY
AROUND THE WORLD| Exhibition
5 February 2024 - 5 April 2024
La Vitrine Contemporaine de Monaco
Palais de la Scala,
1 avenue Henri Dunant
MONTE CARLO 98000
The exhibition titled "Blue Boy and Red Boy" was conceived in the year 2020 in Monaco and has since traveled to various countries. Last year, the exhibition embarked on a global tour, making stops at renowned galleries in Paris, Tokyo, New York, and, of course, Monaco.
Featuring playful and upbeat paintings of childlike figures set against some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the exhibition has become a must-see event for both art enthusiasts and casual observers alike.
The brainchild of contemporary artists Zoia Skoropadenko and Clem Chambers, "Blue Boy and Red Boy" draws inspiration from their own childhood emotions and the excitement of exploring big cities for the first time. Through their art, Zoia and Clem capture the innocent joy and wonder they experienced as children while paying tribute to the transcendent appeal of each of these remarkable cities.
What distinguishes "Blue Boy and Red Boy" from other art exhibitions is its inherent sense of fun. The juxtaposition of childlike figures against recognizable world landmarks creates a joyous atmosphere. Red Boy and Blue Boy, with their round faces and exaggerated features, exude a playful and almost cartoonish appearance. Against this backdrop, Zoia Skoropadenko paints some of the most iconic landmarks of Monaco, Tokyo, Paris, and New York, including the Meiji Shrine Gate in Tokyo, the Empire State Building in New York, and, of course, Monaco Palace.
Skoropadenko and Chambers express their hope that their playful and colorful artwork will appeal to everyone, offering a sense of nostalgia and wonder that is both lighthearted and meaningful.
Clem Chambers stated, "I wanted to create something that would speak to people's inner child. There is a joy and innocence that we often lose as we grow older, and I wanted to capture that feeling with my art." Zoia Skoropadenko added, “I hope that our works will bring a smile to people's faces and remind them of the magic of the world and the ‘joie de vivre’ of being here."