Gabriela Herma and the Italia Polo Challenge Molinari CUP Award

(scroll down for Eng version)

Il Polo entra a far parte del programma di Piazza di Siena e per celebrare questo attesissimo torneo internazionale, Le Dame Art Gallery scendono in campo con l’artista Gabriela Herma e la mostra dal titolo Polo Game.
La collezione é composta da otto immagini scattate durante una partita di polo e lavorate poi dall’artista che, come nel suo stile, le rende uniche e irripetibili. Il lavoro di Gabriela Herma é infatti caratterizzato da un processo lungo e affascinante che le permette di trasformare uno scatto fotografico in un’opera pittorica. Le immagini sono stampate su alluminio e in seguito lavorate con resina e altri materiali quali la polvere di diamanti, Swarovski e foglie d’oro o argento. Immagini che catturano le emozioni del gioco, dei cavalieri e dei loro splendidi destrieri, immortalate per sempre sotto strati scintillanti che riflettono la vitalità di questo magnifico sport.
La Herma é anche autrice del Premio Italia Polo Challenge Molinari Cup, una magnifica immagine di un cavaliere mentre impugna la stecca, che sarà consegnato alla squadra vincitrice del torneo a Piazza di Siena.
Il Torneo, organizzato dalla FISE in collaborazione con la ASD Polo Castelluccia, vedrà impegnati quattro Polo Team sui terreni del Galoppatoio di Villa Borghese da lunedì 20 a mercoledì 22 maggio.
Le opere saranno presentate durante conferenza stampa di presentazione il 14 maggio 2019 alle ore 19:00 a Palazzo Naiadi – The Dedica Anthology e successivamente a Piazza di Siena dal 20 al 23 maggio 2019 durante la manifestazione.

Polo Game by Gabriela Herma

Polo, the sport of kings, is the new entry of the Piazza di Siena program and to celebrate this highly anticipated international tournament, Le Dame Art Gallery present artist Gabriela Herma and the Polo Game exhibition.
The collection consists of eight images taken during a Polo match and then worked by the artist, who turned them into one-of-a-kind artworks. Gabriela Herma’s work is in fact characterized by a long and fascinating process that allows her to transform a photograph into a pictorial work. The images are printed on aluminium and then worked with resin and other materials such as diamond powder, Swarovski and gold or silver leaves. Images that capture the emotions of the game, of the knights and their splendid horses, immortalized forever under sparkling layers that reflect the vitality of this magnificent sport.
Herma is also the author of the Italy Polo Challenge Molinari Cup Award, depicting a knight holding the mallet.
The Tournament, organized by FISE in collaboration with ASD Polo Castelluccia, will involve four Polo Teams on the grounds of the Galoppatoio of Villa Borghese from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 May 2019.
The works will be presented during a press conference on May 14, 2019 at 7.00 pm at Palazzo Naiadi – The Dedica Anthology and subsequently at Piazza di Siena from May 20 to 23, 2019 during the event.

Sparkle of Nature by Gabriela Herma

Sparkle of Nature, a new exhibition by Gabriela Herma at the Albufera

Le Dame Art Gallery at the Meliá White House are proud to present “Sparkle of Nature”, a new exhibition by Fine Art Photographer Gabriela Herma hosted at the L’Albufera.

Print on resin, resin, sparkle dust, sparkle plastic layers
100 x 150 cm

Born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland and based in London, Herma’s work is inspired by her surroundings and led by her initial emotional response. Each of her photographs conceal a deeper meaning and emotion that she invites her viewers to explore. Encouraging us to see beyond what can be seen.

Herma’s photographs are printed onto metal and later supervened with resin and mixed materials such as Swarovski, broken mirrors and sparkle dust. Her photographs freeze moments of emotion and are brought to life by layering resin and reflective elements. Through this process, she injects a vitality and tangibility that invites us to step into the scene and experience firsthand the moment Herma captured.

One of Herma’s most significant works is Guilia, 2015. Guilia is the depiction of a red dragonfly she met in Marbella, Spain in August 2015. The dragonfly flirted and interacted with Herma, as if she was silently requesting to be captured by her camera. The dragonfly is a symbol of transformation that encourages us to seek self-realisation and uncover the deeper meaning of life. Guilia is a representation of Herma’s internal growth and ability to see beyond the surface meaning of her subjects, a redline through her work.

Violet, supporting The Circle. Bid now on

One of the work on exhibition is “Violet”,  which most represents the depiction of passion for the artist. It is indeed the color symbolizing this feeling that Herma presents on a black background – black representing the darkness of the night.

Passion is as fragile as a flower, even being so beautiful. Without the right nourishment it can wither very easily.

Take home this incredible artwork, the proceeds will support the Circle, a charity helping women around the world.

Bid now on

Link to the bid

Notes to Editors

About Meliá White House Hotel

Meliá White House, part of Meliá Hotels International, was originally built in 1936 as luxury apartments named The White House. The hotel today has preserved the property’s late 1930s architectural details. After a recent refurbishment, guests can now have a more pleasant and unique experience when staying in London. This 4-star deluxe hotel has 581 rooms, 112 apartments, 9 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants and a bar with a terrace; a fitness centre and an executive lounge.