Feb 16 2015

Featured Artist: Maurilio Raimondi

Featured Artist: Maurilio Raimondi

Notes from the Artist:

Traduzione italiana:
Studente, iscritto al corso di studi in Grafica presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, da Ottobre 2013 ho avuto la possibilità di confrontarmi con una delle realtà più prestigiose del settore e comparare il processo creativo che caratterizzava i miei lavori precedenti, semplici e privi di qualsivoglia pretesa artistica, con un percorso di studi e un ambiente che, allo stesso tempo, hanno migliorato in maniera esponenziale le mie capacità e competenze prettamente tecniche e mi hanno conferito spirito critico e una più profonda coscienza delle potenzialità espressive che un settore mutevole come la Grafica ha da offrire. Abbandonando qualsiasi atteggiamento pretenzioso spero di trasmettere l’importanza che ho dato all’opportunità straordinaria che mi è stata concessa, per la quale sarò sempre grato ai miei genitori che mi hanno sempre sostenuto ed ammirato, Grazie.

I miei lavori si concentrano maggiormente sulla volontà di trasmettere un messaggio a chi li osserva. Tramite una voluta immediatezza visiva, cerco di comunicare visivamente i miei pensieri e le mie idee su vari aspetti della vita, della cultura e della società attuale evitando qualsiasi tipo di riflessione o interpretazione personale per assicurarmi che il mio messaggio arrivi chiaro all’osservatore, senza possibilità di fraintendimento.

English Translation:
Student , enrolled in the course in graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome , from October 2013 I had the opportunity to confront one of the most prestigious in the industry and compare the creative process that characterized my previous works , simple and devoid of any artistic pretension , with a course of study and an environment that , at the same time , have improved exponentially my skills and typically technical skills and I have given a critical spirit and a deeper awareness of the expressive potential that a changing industry as Graphics has to offer . Abandoning any pretentious attitude I hope to convey the importance that I have given an extraordinary opportunity that I have been given , for which I will always be grateful to my parents who have always supported me and admired , Thanks.

My works focus more on the desire to convey a message to those who observe them . Through a deliberate visual immediacy , I try to visually communicate my thoughts and my ideas on various aspects of life, culture and society today avoiding any kind of reflection or personal interpretation to make sure that my message gets clear to the observer , without possibility of misunderstanding.

Links:
Maurilio Raimondi on the Web: http://www.gigarte.com/maudit-92
Maurilio Raimondi on Google+: https://plus.google.com/photos/+MaurilioRaimondi/albums/5926776524759456065
Maurilio Raimondi on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maudit92

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Feb 11 2015

“The Painters Point”

logoWonderful artists and friends of ours, Jess and Joseph Palotas from ‘Original Art By Joseph Palotas – Arts In Wonderland’ and the ‘Salem Art Center’ are working on a new project called “The Painters Point” and we invite you to read more about their project and learn how you can get involved.

‘Go Fund Me’ Project:
http://www.gofundme.com/thepainterspoint

Brief Outline
The Painters Point is to be a weekly broadcast based on the idea of furthering the education of the visual arts to students of all ages. Each week will contain information about a predetermined subject matter in the visual arts. The show will have a demonstration with tips and tricks taught at a level almost all can understand. The show will give lessons over a wide range of skills needed to further one’s abilities in the Arts.

Detailed Synopis
The Painters Point opens with images of the lessons completed project. Instructor comes in to frame introduces him or herself and describes what the point of the lesson is to be. With completed projects to refer to the instructor then describes and presents the materials list that will be needed for the completion of the project.

With a general overview the instructor begins to go into further detail as the project begins. Speaking clearly and very descriptively the steps and tools are described while in use. The nature of what is being done will be communicated clearly and in more than one way. Slowdowns for the critical steps will occur so the viewing students have opportunities to examine and process the information.

The common areas of issue will be gone over with fix it tips and tricks. The appearance of Art the Aardvark happens now to lighten the mood reinforcing that art should always be fun and never be taken too seriously. Art will bring questions to the conversation while corrections are being made to help viewer comprehension of skills taught. The Painters Point is now made.

There will be episodes where our other charters make an appearance, Jessie Photo Bomb, Olden Grey and many more to come. There will be time travel in the ATM (Art Time Machine) which where Art and Jessie Photo Bomb will take a trip to the past to learn Art history.

A brief introduction to the next shows lesson is now given. Sign off with appreciation of viewers time and attention.

Links:
The Painters Point on the Web: http://www.thepainterspoint.com/
The Painters Point on Instagram: http://instagram.com/thepainterspoint
The Painters Point on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePaintersPoint

‘Go Fund Me’ Project:
http://www.gofundme.com/thepainterspoint

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Jan 30 2015

Life goes on

 

When I first saw her

Walking towards me

I jokingly said “Wao,

There comes my beautiful wife!”

(Be yourself, dream big).

 

When I first asked her

Out one spring day

She jokingly said “Wao,

Finally you asked me that honey!

(Take chances, they may say yes).

 

When we lived together

We used to jokingly say “Wao,

So far we have been able to survive

All types of weather.

(Go the extra mile, love to the fullest)

 

When we finally decided to go

Our own way we came to the conclusion

That we had a beautiful ride

With no regrets.

(Life goes on, be happy).

 

 

Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada

lrmt@hotmail.com

January 29, 2015.

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Jan 19 2015

Featured Artist: Petra Terslova

Featured Artist: Petra Terslova

About the Artist:
Petra´s artwork is inspired by real places. She aims to capture a unique atmosphere and mood of locations of her interest using vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes. Most paintings are executed in acrylics and pastel. However, her portfolio also includes charcoal portraits created on commission.

Despite her Czech origin Petra lives alternately in London and Prague. Urban scenes are the main source of her inspiration. Petra graduated from the Charles University in Prague with master´s degree in law. Her initial interest in fine art appeared at a very early age and developed dramatically during her legal studies. Her plain-air painting in London attracted the attention of passers-by and turned to be an unexpected success. This resulted in Petra´s decision to become a professional artist.
Currently Petra builds her career in fine art and simultaneously pursues her legal studies to gain JD degree in law.

Artist Statement:
I tend to paint places that I have visited or people I know or I have met. I aim to capture a unique atmosphere and mood of locations that I find inspiring. These places include both busy cities and peaceful landscapes.

The characteristics of my artwork are vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes. Most paintings are executed with acrylic and pastel. My portfolio also includes charcoal portraits created on commission.

I paint because it brings me joy, excitement and pleasure. I enjoy the creative, though sometimes arduous process. I see the world in dramatic images which I desire to put on a canvas and share with others.

Links:
Website: http://www.petraterslova.com/
Blog: http://petraterslova.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PetraTerslova
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petraterslova
Artist Info Gallery: http://www.artistsinfo.co.uk/artist/petra-terslova/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/petraterslova.artwork

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Jan 15 2015

Featured Artist: Alison Mann

Featured Artist: Alison Mann

Notes from the Artist:
I live in France with my family and 3 goats, 2 big dogs and 6 cats, I am very much a country girl and never happier than when I am with the animals and looking after my garden.
On moving to France we bought a house in need of restoration, infact all it really had was walls and a roof. That was 9 years ago and it’s nearly finished!

I was a Garden Designer in England but soon found that in rural France people were only interested in what they could eat, not on having a well designed garden. So I turned to my first love painting! Although it wasn’t until 9 months ago that I decided to turn my hobby into a business.

I have painted for as long as I can remember and although I have taken different classes and experimented with different mediums, oil paints remain my passion. I love the way they glide on the canvas, the way they mix together to create a hue that often can never be exactly replicated.

I love the distinctive smell of oil paints. I get such a feeling of excitement when I open the door and walk into my studio. It’s my special place, my little haven of tranquility away from the world and the chaos that is my life.

Flowers remain my abiding passion. I have created a large flower garden out of what was once scrub land full of nettles and brambles, the emphasis being on colour and scent for as much of the year as possible. My garden is often the source of my inspiration as well as the beautiful countryside around me.

Links:
Alison Mann on the Web: http://www.tarnart.com/
Alison Mann on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarnart
Alison Mann on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/tarnartcom/
Alison Mann on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.tarnartcom

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Jan 01 2014

Featured Artist: Michael O’Gorman

Featured Artist: Michael O’Gorman

Notes from the Artist:
I am an artist from the United Kingdom who specialises in surreal oil paintings of organic and anthropomorphic subject matter, expressed through a unique ‘merging’ style. I’m obsessed with detail and perfection, and spend many months on a single painting, ensuring that the colour gradients are smooth, that all narratives within a composition blend harmoniously, and – most importantly – that each painting is exciting and rewarding to view!

Website: http://michaelogorman.com

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Feb 22 2012

The Dualism

Visit The Dualism

Were they right about your difficulty with ambivalence and duality?

The Dualism Photography Book – Preview 1 from The Dualism on Vimeo.

Photos that take you on a voyage watching souls both glamorous and numb; unravelling sheets of love and hate, stripped of empathy, but never quite indifferent; meeting heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses;
wandering through Caravaggio’s shadows and the crisp suburbs of hell;
visiting the dark ghettos of the mind, catching the decay of our souls through reflections of ourselves and touching on the frailties of our desperate humanity.

You’ll be a parent for a while and a child for eternity, you’ll admire the things you don’t yet fully understand, contemplate the sadness in beauty and the joy of things so mundane that they’ll pull you into a whirling vortex of emotion, and..despite the urge to escape,
you’ll surrender to the maelstrom,
for what you see… is yourself

The Dualism Photography Book – Preview 2 from The Dualism on Vimeo.

The Dualism Vol.I is the first volume of a photographic art book series that is to inspire and influence a new art movement.

The Dualism, based on the view/concept that the world consists of two fundamental principles that co-exist together, they compliment each other like the yin and yang in eastern culture, or they conflict in the western one, under this comes the duality between mind and body, mind and matter, moral duality and the conflict between good and evil.
Furthermore, the definition of Dualism in art, psychology, philosophy, religions and all other aspects of life takes different forms.

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Mar 31 2011

The Art of David Choe


Featured Artist: David Choe

David Choe’s Blog

Post Provided By: MsÂly Kâ


David Choe was born in 1976, in Los Angeles. Today he is currently homeless, wandering the Earth, making good art and bad music. His favorite places are Vietnam, Israel, NYC, and the Bay area. Even though he dropped out of art school, he still gets asked to speak at universities all the time. He works in all mediums, he can pain anything and everything, as well as on anything and everything. He has won lots of awards and his work can be found in almost every facet of society, from: comics, murals, toys, prints, movies, music magazines, books, T-shirts, commercials, posters, shoes, fine art, live demos, etc. He says he wants to retire early, illustrate the entire Bible and paint the entire Great Wall of China. But who knows anything with this guy.

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Sep 09 2013

The Colours of Transparency by Davide Dall’Osso at iSculpture Art Gallery

Featured Artist: Davide Dall’Osso

iSculpture Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Davide Dall’Osso. “The Colours of Transparency” will be on view from September 19 through October 6, 2013, with an opening reception Thursday, September 19, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Davide Dall’Osso will have a site specific installation at Castello di Casole entitled “Dancing Transparencies”, with an opening reception Tuesday, September 17, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/568024326590990/

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Feb 25 2011

Dolls – Three-Minute Fiction


Featured Artist: Ty Nolan
A story from our Three-Minute Fiction contest written by Ty Nolan of Tempe, Ariz. 




My grandmother’s song would make her wooden dolls dance without strings, something I have sought to do in my own relationships without much success. Perhaps my song is not strong enough, or perhaps I would be better off with stiffer relationships than the blood and bone-based lovers I’ve chosen… or that have chosen me.

Living in cities that are so bright they blot out the stars at night, my lovers have had skin washed pale as fish bellies back home, and I have never quite figured out how to explain to them what happens on our reservation, where stars look new and are strong enough to burn our bodies brown. How do I explain to my vegetarian significant other that he can buy a t-shirt in the tribal store that reads, “Vegetarian is an Indian word for poor hunter.” How do those for whom meat is something wrapped in plastic you use plastic to buy, make sense of my siblings hacking meat off a still-warm carcass? Do they really understand that the smooth hardness of the drums of mine they touch and admire is the flesh of the animal scraped clean?

I was born in the month of the Singing Frogs, when the wreckage of winter is overgrown by the timid leaves of spring… when the falling snow melts to soft rain and mist that leaves you wet without realization. I was the oldest boy, Pisces of 12 children. Three of our family have marched through deaths’ doorway — two, lubed through with alcohol, and one, who fell in a manner considerably heavier and more permanently than the rains of my birth month… Capricorn, Virgo and Aries were removed from the calendar, in a way Pope Julian would have admired.

I grew up on our reservation, three hours away from anything one would recognize as a city, and five hours’ drive from an airport where anything bigger than a crop-duster would take off. At night, the smell of juniper pervades the air. Perhaps the geographic isolation has allowed us to keep our old ways more pristine, but I suspect our attitude is a far better barrier than the simplicity of miles.

Jokiyah would be the one to take Aries, Pisces and Taurus out to bathe in the river and the first rays of dawn, the scent of cedar strong and sharp… we would obediently file into the water, sometimes having to break the ice on its surface to dip our heads under, turning in the four directions. Sometimes ice would form on my braids as I would walk back to the rocky shore. I have such vivid memories of how the water would turn to steam from our body heat in the bitter cold, and bathe us a second time in the whitest of vapors that would lift up to join the clouds. Jokiyah was never permitted to offer us towels to dry off… It was all a ritual (as all is a ritual) to toughen us with skin of stone and to prevent our getting sick. Today, I don’t get sick, but I suspect it is my heart that has petrified, while my skin, according to my lovers, is frighteningly soft and smooth as stone.

When I brought the first of my white lovers home, Jokiyah was by then an old man. He looked at the one behind me and began to cry. I had never seen him weep before, even at the inevitable funerals.

“What?” I hissed.

He whispered, “When the axe came to the woods, the trees said, ‘Look, the handle is one of us.'”

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