FLUX Exhibition will run from the 11th to the 15th of April 2018at the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL). 16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU, London.
For more information, visit http://www.fluxexhibition.com/
Yasin David Sarfraz, Artrooms Fair Roma 2018’s applicant, is glad to announce his participation at the Bergamo Art Fair 2018, in collaboration with the art dealer and gallery owner Dr. Marco Antonio Patrizio, Padua, Italy 35122. Sarfraz will be exhibiting acrylic abstract and expressive artworks on canvas.
Bergamo Art Fair will run from the 13th to the 15th of January 2018 at Via Lunga, 24125 Bergamo, Italy. Opening hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm and Monday from 10am to 12:30pm.
For more information visit bergamoartefiera.it
L’ Installazione Eko 500 Project di Gianni Depaoli a cura di Valerio Dehò per il progetto Limited sairà esposta a Milano Scultura dal 17-19 novembre 2017 alla Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini 4 Milano, Italia.
“Milano Scultura – Una buona idea
Il progetto di una fiera tematica, piccola e combattiva, dedicata alla scultura negli anni si sta consolidando, sta diventando un appuntamento atteso.
Milano Scultura rinnova il suo appuntamento e vuole consolidarsi nel panorama nazionale per la sua pecularietà. Del resto altre fiere tematiche stanno venendo fuori, quindi la strada, se viene seguita, vuol dire che ha un senso che va coltivato e sviluppato. Fare una fiera sulla “scultura nel campo allargato”, per dirla con Rosalind Kraus, cioè di quella scultura che diventa un medium che unisce codici e linguaggi, è stata una scelta coraggiosa che è stata vincente. Ormai per gli artisti la terza dimensione è un corredo genetico, siamo abituati a vivere un senso di partecipazione all’esperienza artistica totale. La scultura è diventata un punto fermo indispensabile cui fare riferimento per tutto ciò che non è architettura, non è paesaggio e non è immagine bidimensionale.
Restiamo a Milano, al centro del sistema artistico italiano e anche molto più vicini all’Europa che il resto d’Italia. Siamo anche dentro la mitica Fabbrica del Vapore, il quartiere delle arti milanese. Per questo ci siamo sforzati di creare una piccola fiera di qualità, con galleria di personalità e degli artisti raccolti con attenzione curatoriale. Ci interessa mandare un messaggio di grande apertura, continuiamo a guardare avanti. Anche l’occasione di una fiera non può prescindere dal rapportarsi con quello che accade intorno, con le prospettive di sviluppo di un territorio, a monitorare l’evolversi del sistema dell’arte e del mercato.
La Fabbrica del vapore del resto è un luogo privilegiato, una spazio imprescindibile, un territorio di creatività che sa suggerire grandi idee e che fa sentire al centro del mondo. Per questo abbiamo invitato le gallerie e gli artisti che espongono a collaborare con il nostro progetto. Ma è anche importante che una piccola fiera riesca a dare spazio agli studenti dell’Accademia Brera e ai docenti che li seguono, spesso impegnandosi con passione ben oltre il dovuto e il richiesto. Brera del resto è Milano. La sua presenza per noi è necessaria per dare anche ad una mostra-mercato quella dimensione politico-culturale sempre più assente nel nostro paese.”
“If I like a work, if it disturbs me, I try to look at it beyond its
Life is always right.
I try to split hairs, to exaggerate, to a certain extent to slow
down, to arrive at the time of Knowledge.
Future invades us, in order to metamorphose into us, long
before it happens.
The seeking of Sabina Elena Dragomir is reflected in her
works, becoming the matter and the essence, reaching
those strings which disturb and subvert the understanding.
Personal, artistic, professional.”
HABITUS at IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery – a project initiated by artist Sabina Elena Dragomir.
The exhibition that carries the name HABITUS, proposes in the spaces of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery to create an artistic journey and an almost obsessive visual debate found in the contemporary artistic research resulting through the displayed works the attempts to understand the surrounding world, ambient, the construction, the matter or the essence of things, through the filter of our senses, our sensitivity and the profound knowledge of us as individuals.
The whole concept of the exhibition and the chosen title tries to explain the multitude of visions, shapes and rephrased language, through which the interest of the contemporary artists manages to float above this delicate subject, full of social and philosophical weight. This project was born from Sabina Elena Dragomir’s initiative who puts forward to the public an exhibition that investigates the differences and the affinities of the artists for the status of the human condition and for the humanitarian principles that count themselves between the principles of the contemporary relativist visions.
Taking all of this into account, the artist’s debate becomes complex, and the figurative/non-figurative context blends itself with a thorough investigation of social structures in a partial level of the artistic individuality. The visual universe of the exhibition varies from the realistic precision, to geometrical abstract, lyric or minimalist, thus creating a bridge between the languages of the artists, who have different social and cultural background. An individual speech that is described through the cultural aspects found in different daily activities.
HABITUS exhibition, bring together the works of Arman Fernandez, Badulescu Stefan, Bulea Liviu, Christo, De Molfetta Francesco, Dragomir Sabina Elena, La Rosa Marco, Omar Hassan, Pasquali Francesca, Vakarcs Lorand and Vrabies Mihai. Thus becoming an important cultural event, not only in the Romanian art perimeter but also in the international one.
IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery reveals once again its main objective, that of being a vivid cultural ground in the search of a possible cultural exchange and an international dialog. Born from the desire of a real contribution in the cultural development of a generation, the gallery chooses to create not just an exhibition but a moment of ponder towards the meaning of promoting and collecting contemporary art.
The exhibition is open for the public between 6th of October and 4th of November 2017 at IAGA – CONTEMPORARY ARTStr. Cloșca, nr.9-11 / Cluj-Napoca Romania.
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Forevermore Art Collective, selected artists for Artrooms London 2018, have just recently showcased their newest mural on Saturday, 1st October, at House of VR on Nuit Blanche Art Event. A 6ft x 6ft painted plywood panel animated with Augmented Reality, this is the first piece designed for open-air spaces animated by this practice based in Canada.
You can see this art become alive by downloading the app available for free at google play store: Forevermore (third icon).
Just download the app, open the experience named Mermaid Lunch and point your camera towards the painting on your computer screen.
Artist Spotlight: Anne Cecile Surga – interview published on the 4th August 2017 by EuropeNow Journal.
“EuropeNow: Can you tell us a little about yourself and about the kind of art you create?
Anne Cecile Surga: I was born in France in 1987 and graduated with a Master in Business Administration in 2010. In 2013, I graduated from the Christie’s Education Master Program in New York City. I always wanted to be part of the art world from as far as I can remember. Creation has consistently been a part of me: in my childhood I was crafting rag dolls or playing with salt dough, and in my teens I began to create with papier maché and clay. As the artist lifestyle was deemed a little bit too obscure, I went to a business school, which then allowed me to work in the art world from the managerial side.
Even though it was going well, I decided to become a full-time artist three years ago. I now live and work in the south of France, and my materials are marble and mixed media. Without a formal education in visual art, I’ve been able to discover and establish the rules myself. My art practice is the result of introspection on a universal level. I try to understand my feelings and thoughts through the prism of contemporary society, and then try to translate them into a sculpture that can connect with others.
EuropeNow: What about your primary medium do you like best?
Anne Cecile Surga: My primary medium is marble. My favorite is Statuario white marble from Carrara in Italy. I also work with French marble that I can easily find in the Pyrenean Mountains, where I live, and with pink Portuguese marble. I think marble is quite an unusual material for contemporary art as I feel it will always be linked to classical sculpture, but to me it is the most satisfying material I can work with. Carrara marble especially allows you to create an infinity of details with a clarity that cannot be equaled. There is also an intrinsic beauty to the material, in my opinion everything looks better in marble! It gives an ethereal feeling while being of unbelievable strength.
On the other hand, marble is not easy to work with. One must be armed with patience to remove the stone in order to reveal the form from the block. It is physically and intellectually challenging–physically, as one requires the strength to work the material, and intellectually as it is a reverse process: you take material out of the sculpture and you are not allowed to make a mistake. This emotional, intellectual, and physical challenge makes marble sculpture the most complete art form to me.
EuropeNow: Can you tell us about the piece you donated for this auction?
Anne Cecile Surga: The work is a bas-relief made of French black marble and Portuguese pink marble. I have been discovering the possibilities of marble and developing my artistic approach on my own in the last years. There is a predominance of anatomy in my earlier works, and I have recently explored abstraction through an organic approach. This piece could be understood as a snapshot of my recent artistic evolutions.
A recurring aspect of my work is to insert other marbles or materials on my marble pieces. I made bas-reliefs using black and white marbles, and sculptures where I mixed steel, wood, gold leaf, ribbon, or even piercing with marble. Formal beauty is important in my approach: the line, the balance, and also the finesse of execution are essential elements of my work.
EuropeNow: Who has shaped your development as an artist?
Anne Cecile Surga: One of most the influential people in my artistic development has been Pablo Atchugarry. Not only has he been the one to introduce me to marble cutting –from how to handle the tools to how to choose a marble bloc, or how to move these heavy stones–but he also accepted me in his artistic circle, thus allowing me to learn a lot from this world-renown artist on a daily basis. Being born in a non-artistic family, it has been eyes- and heart-opening to realize all that can be made thanks to art.
Having him as a role model teaches me so many values and life lessons. Marble does require an incredible amount of working hours and that can lead to much frustration and sometimes the will to quit, but being mentored by a passionate and hard-working individual made all the difference for me. I learned you can never work too much or be too good at your practice, but most importantly that art and all its benefices have to be shared with as many as possible. I do wish I will one day have the opportunity to make such a positive impact in a young artist’s life.
EuropeNow: Do you have a favorite non-art activity that connects you to your art in a meaningful way?
Anne Cecile Surga: My only hobby is the only thing in my life that is absolutely not related to art. I am an amateur boxer and I have been practicing fighting sport for 6 years. It might seem strange, but there are a lot of parallels between boxing and cutting marble. The first is obviously the need or development of strength. The first time I cut marble, I would have not been able to handle the tools if I had not had all that fighting training beforehand, I am sure of it. From a mental point of view, there is also a lot of dexterity at play, along with resilience, concentration, and the ability to keep your head cool when things are not going the way you intended.
Both in boxing and in marble cutting, one needs to master a technique in order to free oneself, and to be able to express his true self through it. The only thing that really differs is that I would compare artist life to a marathon more than to an explosive boxing competition. Last but not least, for both practices, you can only get better with time!”
Jessie Pitt, one of the 70 selected artists for Artrooms London 2018, has seen an insightful interview on her art and inspirations published on the fifth issue of CreativPaper, a digital magazine dedicated to the arts whilst highlighting social & environmental issues. Released in August this year, the interview explores how the Australian artist is influenced by the environment she grew up in – the montainous region of Melbourne – and the one she also shares her time with – the mountains in Austria.
“There is a majestic, eternal kind of strengh about mountains. They are strong yet exude an indescribable sense of stillness and of peace” – Jessie Pitt
You can read the full interview here, pages 72-81.
More than 350 works by Guatemalan, Latin American and European artists come together this week in Zona Pradera, Guatemala, thanks to the inauguration of the 14th edition of the exhibition Del Arte al niño (translated: From Art to the Kid), an event that seeks to serve as a support for the treatment of children with brain injuries. For its part, this year the show has a tribute to the Art Master Rodolfo Abularach, who will be represented in the activity by means of several pieces. The artist is one of the most renowned international Guatemalan artists and has been characterized by circular forms, eyes and the line as the main bases of his work.
Artrooms London 2018 Selected Artist Diana Fernández participates in the exhibition opening the room with FRACTAL LIGHT , transluscent white alabaster and FLOWER, orange alabaster.
The exhibition takes place at 18 st 24-69 zone 10, Building Empresarial zona pradera, Lobbys 1, 2 and 3 (Guatemala) from the 7th September to the 24th November 2017.
Artrooms London 2018 Selected Artist Jordi Robert will be exhibiting at the 21st National Open Art Exhibition, which will take place at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf Southbank London from the 17th – 26th November 2017
A vast, untouched four-storey industrial building will host the 21st National Open Art Exhibition. Bargehouse is an exciting atmospheric space on London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas and sister building to the iconic landmark, Oxo Tower which stands proud on the cultural path between the National Theatre and Tate Modern. This big blank canvas will be transformed into a contemporary gallery space to showcase a cross-section of the very best British and Irish contemporary art of 2017.
The 2017 Judges include Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue RA, artist Jane McAdam Freud, former NOA winner Kelvin Okafor, gallery director Cynthia Corbett, photographer Zelda Cheatle and filmmakers Elaine Pyke and Adam Saward. All artwork is judged strictly anonymously on talent and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist. By entering their work, artists have the chance of winning part of a £60,000 prize fund and being showcased in prestigious exhibitions in London and beyond.
Artrooms 2018 applicant Pablo Vindel is one of the Project Based Creative Glass Center of America’s Fellows this Fall at WheatonArts.
The CGCA at WheatonArts offers fellowships to artists working in glass and has serviced glass artists and the arts community for over thirty years. Over 300 professional and emerging artists have been recipients of a CGCA fellowship, from the U.S. and over 26 foreign countries. Artists are encouraged to use their fellowships to develop and refine their work, while experimenting with both traditional and innovative glassmaking processes.
The CGCA Fellowship Program provides 24-hour studio facilities, technical resources, housing and a stipend; allowing artists the opportunity to spend a concentrated period of time devoted exclusively to their work. Many emerging artists have used the Fellowships as a stepping-stone to a successful career. For mid-career artists, it offers an opportunity to redefine direction and renew creative energy. The collaboration and exchange of ideas among the Fellows enhances a productive climate, supporting the discovery of new vision and resources for each.
Other CGCA programs include GlassWeekend (a biennial symposium and exhibition of contemporary glass); slide lectures; and special educational outreach programs. A “Critic-in-Residence Program,” provides additional support for the artists, generating meaningful inquiry and discussion about their work. All activities elevate the educational interpretation of contemporary glass to a broad audience.
“Outstanding artists like Josiah McElheny or Beth Lipman started out here. I couldn’t be more grateful and excited. Looking forward to the Fall in Millville!” – Pablo Vindel