CREATIVE MINDS IN THE WORLD OF ART

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CREATIVE MINDS in the world of art



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To my father Eduardo L. Paganini de la Torre

and to my uncle Jorge A. Paganini de la Torre

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for their influence in the world of art


EDITORIAL Paganini Productions S.L. Urb Los Jarales Local, 24, 29649 Mijas Costa, MĂĄlaga EDITOR PUBLISHER Maria Elena Paganini Paganini Productions S.L. PRINTED IN SPAIN DESIGN & ART DIRECTION Gregory Korvin GK Creative Studios Marbella W: gk-creative-studios.com AUTHOR & WRITER Maria Elena Paganini E: mariapaganini@marbellacool.com

ISBN Number: ISBN: 978-84-121965-0-4 Copyright Š2020 - All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed Attention: Permissions Coordinator. Email: mariapaganini@marbellacool.com Urb Los Jarales, Local 24, 29649 Mijas Costa. Malaga.

Each artist assigns the rights to the publishing company of reproduction, distribution, and sale without receiving any remuneration in the form of a book Creative Minds in the world of art.

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104 - Javier Pacheco Almeyda 108 - Maria Koeppl 113 - Antonio Camba 116 - Juan E. Mendoza 120 - Diogo Ribeiro 124 - Bong Delfin 129 - Manuel Neto 132 - Rockaxson 136 - Walter Francia 140 - Antonio Roa 144 - Mitia Breckenridge 148 - Anhelo 152 - Marta Maldonado 156 - Hannes D’Haese 160 - Juan Danna 164 - When the Street is your Canvas 168 - Curro Leyton 172 - Luis Navarro Castillo 176 - Clamar 180 - Maryse Casol 184 - Helga Dietrich 188 - Antonio Garcia-Yanes 192 - Rosalba Celis Anaya 196 - Zoe Marmentini 198 - Jorge Paganini de la Torre

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CONTENT

Content - 11 Author Introduction - 12 Colp One - 16 Manuel Ardura (Manú) - 20 Maraya Araya - 24 Aurora Cid - 28 Bibi Román - 32 Bernardo Navarro Tomas - 36 Simona Marziani - 40 Fernando Francés Garcia - 44 Helena Maclean - 46 Gabriela Girs (Gabynsky Art) - 50 Jose Ramón Sala - 54 Carolina Koziski - 58 Lolo Zapico - 62 Javier Gomez - 66 Alberto Besga - 70 Marco Aurelio - 74 Sasha Alexander Sergeef - 78 Esteban Campuzano - 82 Imre Müller - 86 Marija Kjurchieva - 90 Shahed Kavousi - 94 Ursula Salvador - 96 J.J. Corpas - 98 Pilar Cerezo - 100


A R T I S T C O N TA C T L I S T

• Colp One: colpone.com • Manú: lanzarote15Arte.es • Maraya: marta4546@gmail.com • Aurora Cid: auroracidpolonio@gmail.com • Bibi Roman: bibiroman.com • Bernardo Navarro Tomas: bernardonavarrotomas.com • Simona Marziani: simonamarziani.net • Helena Maclean: helenamaclean.com • Gabriela Girs: @gabynskyart (Instagram), E: ggirs@icloud.com • Jose Ramón Sala: joseramonsala.com • Carolina Koziski: carolinakoziski.com • Lolo Zapico: lolo-zapico.com • Javier Gomez: jghomeliving.com • Alberto Besga: albertobesga.com • Marco Aurelio: marcoaureliorg@gmail.com • Sasha Alexander Sergeeff: artsasha.com • Esteban Campuzano: estebancampuzanopintor.com • Imre Muller: @mullerimre (Instagram), E: imremullerart@gmail.com • Marija: kurcievi@gmail.com • J.J. Corpas: jorge@jjcorpas.com • Pilar Cerezo: pilarcerezoart.com • Javier Pacheco Almeyda: javierpacheco@ballestastravel.com • Maria Koeppl: mariakoeppl@hotmail.de • Antonio Camba: antoniocamba.com • Juane: infojuanemendoza@gmail.com • Diogo Ribeiro: diogoribeiroart@gmail.com • Bong Delfin: bongdelfin.com • Manuel Neto: manelneto1@gmail.com • Rockaxson: @rockaxson (Instagram) • Walter Francia: walterfrancia-artstudio.com • Antonio Roa: antonioroaartista@hotmail.com • Mitia Breckenridge: mitiabreckenridge.com • Anhelo: anheloart@gmail.com • Marta Maldonado: martamaldonado.com • Hannes d’Haese: hannesdhaese.be • Juan Danna: juandanna.blogspot.com • Curro Leyton: artebyleyton.com/es • Luis Navarro: sitman62@gmail.com • Clamar: clamar.info • Marysé Casol: marysecasol.com • Helga Dietrich: helgadietrich.es • Antonio Garcia Yanes: antonioyanes.com • Rosalba Celis: limpisander@hotmail.com • Zoe Marmentini: zoemarmentini.com • Jorge Paganini de la Torre: mariapaganini@marbellacool.com

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This book will be delivered to museums and art galleries in all the major cities around the globe, so that the most influential people in this sector will be able to discover the works of each one of these talented creators. Creativity is part of each and every human being. Colours, images, landscapes and say, the horrors of war, impact all of us, but we are not all artists; only some of us can express this aesthetic in which pain and beauty coexist. To develop their creativity fully, artists need to have their work recognized and be able to express their art freely. It is at this juncture art galleries, art dealers, curators, and museums play a part. Not just simple intermediaries, they ought to be able to offer artists space, exposure and the guidance necessary to consolidate their standing. My desire is that whosoever browses this book will discover a wealth of valuable references. This project is very close to my heart as every copy is almost a work of art in itself, having created the book with great artists. Contemporary art offers a space of liberty in which the artist and observer can see the world with new eyes, particularly in the era of chaos and crisis we are experiencing. I have relished every step with passion, as well as assuming the constant risks that inevitably arise when one supports an artist and allows the creative process to flourish without limits. In the book, you will find a wealth of different artistic techniques, production processes along with the unique universe of each artist. There is no set formula, nor have I set out looking for preconceived ideas. Instead, I have allowed myself to be swept along by the fascination I felt for each and every artist. Many of the artists featured were undiscovered, and having the opportunity to explore their creative process has been a gift. I give my thanks to all the artists whose work appears in the following pages and to all artists for giving meaning to life.

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WORLD OF ART

INTRODUCTION AUTHOR

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hose who know me are aware of my love for the art world and the respect and admiration I feel for artists. Nowadays the world of art is influenced directly or indirectly by various marketing strategies aimed at introducing emerging artists and promoting those who are already well established.



ARTISTS OF THE

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Colp One

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hrough graffiti, the artist has forged his own identity, and in this medium of artistic expression, we have come to know the inner workings of his personality.

He has lived in various cities and his wanderlust has led him to places that have inspired his street art. His greatest pleasure is to feel the adrenaline rush from seeing his work in a surprising context; to see his graffiti in a place where his art can be appreciated by a diverse cross-section of people. In each of his works, he employs different techniques in the creative process. He works from the most elemental depths of his mind, selecting stencils, imagining different compositions, and choosing the exact lettering to accompany each work and then he takes some distance… the distance necessary to allow his instinct to play a big role in creating the final piece, always with the expectation that the observer will have an emotional response to his work, which is so intricately linked with his being. One day when waiting for inspiration to strike, with the “C” of COLP, he created such a simple yet complex entity “ADELITA”; a “signature” that defies nationality, race or social strata; a “being” that lives between life and death. An emblem that retains a spirit of rebellion, and through which, COLP ONE will leave his mark for the coming generations. He identifies with the logo, and at the same time, it identifies him.

CO L P O N E

Born in Argentina, lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.

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Jean Michael Basquiat


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Manuel Ardura (ManĂş)

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self-taught artist interested in the most expressionist forms of realism, lover of the French Impressionists and admirer of the American Expressionists, he has devoted part of his work to paying tribute to Jackson Pollock. He founded the Lanzarote 15 art gallery in Madrid, which became a meeting place for many different artists and tendencies. His painting now focuses on researching different techniques and the materials that are a fundamental part of his work.

M A N U E L A R D U RA G O N Z Ă L E Z

Born in Madrid, lives in Marbella, Spain.

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Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment. Claude Monet

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Maraya Araya

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orn in Costa Rica. My first strokes were made at the age of 9, at school, where I painted with leaves and flowers to give color to my drawings in order to sells them and buy my sweets. I took a break in my life for personal reasons, to then take it up again 20 years ago, when I was restless and felt the need to create my art to translate with figures and colors what expressed my feelings. The message I want to get across through my work is for people to appreciate a multicolored world in which acrylics, brushes, and spatulas are my faithful companions. Through my works of art, I have been able to share with artists from Canada, Spain, the U.S., and Panama different cultures that have helped me enrich my art and further develop my creative mind. My goal is to create until the light goes out, leaving with my art a message that can be translated into any language, according to the observer.

M A RAYA A RAYA

Born in Costa Rica.

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Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.

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Aurora Cid

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he pictorial purpose, the drawing intermediation and the sculptural consciousness converge in the work of Aurora Cid in the search for a tangent language with the fractal modes that oscillate between the geometry of the architectural and the geometry of nature. Through the use of dimensionless repetition, the chromatic antithesis, the formal juxtaposition or the use support as an active element, raises a coherent reflection on the space-time qualities present in any creation. The games between equality and difference, calculation and random, continuity and variation, dynamism and stillness, create perceptive tensions that no spectator remains indifferent to. Ivan de la Torre Amerighi

AU RO RA C I D

Born in Cordoba, Spain.

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Bibi Román

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have no preferences about styles or techniques, I could feel excited from a very simple Rembrandt draw or Picasso to the most sophisticated work of Cy Twombly or Anselm Kiefer, without forgetting the London School artistical current. I admit that I like loneliness, because it’s right there where I meet with the painting, where I express with totally freedom, where I am really me, where I find the concentration that I need so much to paint. Painting for me means happiness.

BIBI ROMÁN

Born in Cordoba, Spain.

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If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

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Emile Zola


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Bernardo Navarro Tomas

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ernardo Navarro Tomas is best known as a selftaught painter who expresses himself through different materials and mediums. In his early paintings, which gained him recognition in several New York City museums and institutions, Navarro Tomas created works that focused on his life experience. In a departure from the social subject matter, his current works have experimented with abstraction and collage in wanting to capture the energy of his present surrounding urban environment.

BERNARDO NAVARRO TOMAS

Born in Cuba, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.

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Yann Martel - Life of Pi

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Simona Marziani

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portray human beings. I approach the canvas with a mixed texture made with gesso, pigments, marble powder, collage, fabrics, etc. I like to have an articulate base on which to begin the figure with oil paint. This allows me to have different transparent layers, where the realistic outline gets confused and more abstract. Recently I have started to add a special resin to create a deeper, three-dimensional effect, especially in my “mandala” series. I have been inspired by many journeys, and use photographic material, mixed with an unconscious dream world and my spiritual practices. Having grown up in Italy and studied classic art, I found it easy to connect to middle age and renaissance iconography, mixed with Asiatic symbols and concepts. My work can be descriptive and decorative, searching for harmony and a kind of peaceful beauty. I was born in Milan and specialized in Illustration where I worked several years in edition and advertising, my desire to paint in a larger scale brought me to collaborate with other artists on murals and trompe l’oeil, and to travel a lot. It was in 1995 when I began to focus on my personal creative process, and approached oil painting. This brought me to have solo and group shows, and in 1997 I moved to Ibiza. A long collaboration with a Swiss art Gallery allowed me to open the market beyond Spain.

SIMONA MARZIANI

Born in Milan, Italy,

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Then there is a time in life when you just take a walk, and you walk in your own landscape.

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Willem de Kooning


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Fernando Francés G arcía

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ebruary-August 2019: General Secretary for Cultural Innovation and Museums of the Regional Government of Andalusia and Director of the Cultural Institutions Agency of Andalusia. 2002-2019: Director of the Contemporary Art Centre of Málaga (CAC Málaga). 2015-2019: Director of the Museum of Art of the Provincial Council of Málaga (MAD Antequera). Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), 2017; Illustrious Son of Torrelavega award, bestowed by the Quercus Opinion Group, 2014; Award for the Integration of People with Disabilities, 2014; Malagueño of the Year award, 2011; Estrella Feniké Award for Culture, 2010; Top Personality of 2009, Tertulia Andaluza; Consumers’ Union Award for Culture, 2009; M-Capital Mediterranean Culture Award, 2006; Diario Sur Award for Culture and Malagueño of the Year award, 2005; ‘Gazpachuelo de Honor’ Award, 2004. In 2008, he was awarded the Public Prize for the Best Cultural Institution, in recognition of his work as Director of CAC Málaga. He has spoken at a large number of conferences and given courses and seminars in a range of museums, art fairs and universities in Switzerland, Great Britain, Spain, USA, France and Italy. As an art critic, he has been a regular contributor to ABC Cultural, Alerta, Comunidad Escolar and Diario Montañés, as well as magazines such as ArcoNoticias, Art, Arte y Parte, Arteguía, Artyco, Creación, Cyan, Componente Norte, Rekarte, La Colección and RNA. He has also been published in El Independiente, Diario Sur, El Mundo, El País and Vanity Fair, and has collaborated with monthly radio pieces for Cadena SER, as well as for Onda Cero. In total, he has published more than a thousand articles, art critiques and opinion pieces. He has also worked as editor of the magazine Arte y Parte and as director of the magazine ArcoNoticias (published by the ARCO International Art Fair, Madrid).

FERNANDO FRANCÉS GARCÍA

Born in Torrelavega, Spain.

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Helena Maclean

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elena Maclean is a Madrid based artist-designer and painter, who firstly graduated in interior design and later completed several New York Film Academy Workshops. Since her first solo exhibition, featuring a collection of watercolor paintings, she has been experimenting with acrylics and developing new topics. As a plastic artist she has always been interested in architecture from a plastic point of view. The concept of deconstructive architecture is a fantastic starting point for her paintings. Helena’s work is currently on display at several Art Galleries in Spain and Chile.

HELENA MACLEAN

Born in London, lives in Madrid.

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A picture is a poem without words.

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G abriela Girs

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abriela Girs, is a Finnish born international artist, well known for her animal art. She has a very strong personal style that has made her well know across Europe and now also in the US. She has held several exhibitions internationally and her paintings have been sold worldwide. Recently her work has been used in the fashion industry, printed on cloths handbags and soft furnishing. Gabynsky has been sponsored by Absolut Vodka, Taittinger Champagne, Purobeach, International hotel chains among others. Her works have been shown in several interior magazines and TV shows.

GABRIELA GIRS (GABYNSKY ART)

Born in Finland.

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Jose Ramón Sala

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culpturing formed a definite part of his life in the seventies. Without realizing it, he spent more and more hours in his studio, until one day, sculpturing became his life. At the beginning it was a necessity, a creative urge which made him look for the figures and forms of clay and wood. He created pieces of work for himself, which, all of a sudden became sculptures for others. After being convinced by collectors and art enthusiasts to let his work travel further his sculptures can now be found in Madrid, Cologne, Barcelona, Manchester, Mexico, etc... Nowadays, Jose Ramon Sala continues giving shape and form to clay and wood with his hands in his studio at home in Alicante, his city of birth, close to the Mediterranean Sea, where he has lived all his life nourishing his restlessness for moulding and transforming materials. The prestigious potter, Roque Martínez collaborates with Jose Ramon Sala on a regular basis with the firing of his models, in conjunction with the Madrid foundry, Arte 6, in order to finalize his sculptures in bronze.

JOSE RAMÓN SALA

Born in Alicante, Spain.

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Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.

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Carolina Koziski

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arolina is a brazilian-spanish visual artist and a fashion designer. Her art ranges from the abstract to figurative and from the traditional to digital. Two different worlds united by a single line. Strong colors and complex lines building a magical world full of fantasies. In 2018 she received an award from Moda Portugal fashion competition for young designers of apparel as national winner for Spain.

CAROLINA KOZISKI

Born in Brazil.

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I have always been a pencil.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec



Lolo Zapico

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is works deal with a world of emotion touched by the perception offered by the imagination. The outlines of the magnitude of his art are exciting because in the singularity of the cult of the small there is a whole beating conjunction of efforts in intuitions based firmly on balance. In his latest works we can see that, after some work more directly linked to figurative art, Lolo Zapico has returned to his adventures, uncovering gestures, signs and colours. I would go as far as to say that these are pictorial extensions of perimeters drawn from nature. This natural world the painter is constantly observing and studying, comparing the visible and the non-visible from his studio in San Miguel de Laciana. His perception shows explosions of colour and signs like piles of leaves from the different seasons. Zapico composes these pieces of nature as if he were setting up his easel in the mountains that surround him, offering so much in terms of form and colour. -Eduardo ArroyoHis sculptures deal with a world of emotion touched by the perception offered by the imagination. The large size of the stones never fails to elicit a reaction. Simply transformed by the force of water and the wind they take on capricious forms and are transformed in Zapico’s mind into animated beings – the animals he spent so many hours with in his childhood. The outlines of the magnitude of his art are exciting because in the singularity of the cult of the small there is a whole beating conjunction of efforts in intuitions based firmly on balance. -Adolfo Alonso Ares-

LOLO ZAPICO

Born in León, Spain.

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Everything is a sculpture, any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.

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Javier Gomez

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y work tries to connect people to nature by connecting them to the sacred geometry patterns in it. The synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of ‘patterns’ and ‘cycles’ in nature” the mandala means ‘circle’ in Sanskrit, it demarcates the intimate binding of external and internal realities, as sacred geometry. Concentric like the fractal, the therapeutic emblem variably operates so elegantly throughout history and culture. I have created this works of art to bring awareness to the fact that we are all interconnected, we are one entity in this world and and we should embrace it. Architecture is the other subject that inspires me when creating my work and I want to deconstruct the architecture of the worlds greatest cities, utilizing also the principles of geometry.

JAVIER GOMEZ

Born in Panama, lives in New York.

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You don’t take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams

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Alberto Besga

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or him, creating sculptures means painting with volumes. He visualises each image and its development in a spatial environment, transforming each thought into a piece and playing with geometry and the golden ratio. His sculptures represent a fusion between the forest and the city, connecting both energies – the tree and the building or the bridge – creating a solid element that transmits all its strength, emotion and beauty. His intention is to raise awareness so that people will respect and love the environment, nature and trees.

ALBERTO BESCA

Born in Vitoria, Spain.

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Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump. Auguste Rodin

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Photography by HSSilvester

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Marco Aurelio

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arco Aurélio R. Guimarães’ work bears a resemblance to classical Renaissance sculpture not only for its humanistic character, which praises the strength and beauty of human anatomy but mainly for its technical aspect. There is no sketch in the sketch. The artist idealizes the piece with the participation of live models, who pose for about three hours per session. The objective is not to portray features or facial expressions identical to those of the models, but to observe them have the maximum fidelity to the body gesture, scale and other basic aspects of anatomy. The sculptor then goes on to a first model made of plasticine, a compound of waxes, pigments, and oils that results in a flexible and moldable mass. In this first piece, which measures about 10 centimeters and is called a bozzetto, Marco Aurélio tests the body’s structure, position, and proportions. In the second modeling of the same material, already measuring approximately 40 centimeters, the artist details more aspects of the human body, such as muscle masses, tendons, veins, hair, and other textures. A mold is taken from this second piece from which an identical plaster reproduction is fused. From the visual references of the plaster model, the artist transfers the measurements to the final scale, on the marble block, with the help of a mechanical pantographic system based on measurements by a three-bar process. Then, the removal of the unused parts of the stone begins, which, as in antiquity, is being carefully worked by the artist with saws, breakers, hammers, chisels, gradients, and other tools, until they reach the final shape, with the realism that the artist intended.

MARCO AURELIO

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photography by HSSilvester

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In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.

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Sasha Alexander Sergeef

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nternationally renowned artist Sasha Alexander Sergeeff was born in Moscow, but lives and works in Rome. He draws his inspiration from the Old Master paintings. Alexander mostly paints interiors that frequently lack figures but always powerfully convey the people who gave the room its character. “When I paint an interior portrait I always begin with a visit to the room or area, interviewing people who live there, and observing their lifestyles and personalities. Any interior always has its own character established by the dominant person who lives there. His refined interiors include the late Gianni Versace’s residence in Como, Italy, and the Oval office in White House. The artist’s work represents some of the finest landscapes, interiors and portraits. He is also known for fashion-setting portraiture of Europe’s aristocracy. Alexander’s paintings have been prominently featured in the Italian edition of Architectural Digest in an article “The Most Beautiful Homes in the World” and featured in the leading arts magazine International Artist.

SASHA ALEXANDER SERGEEF

Born in Moscow. Russia.

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Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Degas

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Esteban Campuzano

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or the heart to be impressed by passion, something must happen to make it impossible to resist accepting the proposition of the act of creation. For work to achieve a special meaning, the artist must take on a creative function within a historical context. It unfolds in an organic structure governed by nature transformed into metaphor, giving rise to forms in the process of definition between passions and feelings. The desire for change is justified by the need to find language that expresses and shows the facets of a sentient man, abandoning discoveries to move on to seek the definitive light that never appears. Painting is always ready to be born again with a desire to make the emotion of the shadows of agony felt, and the lights of discovery, which appear to us like life itself, must be continually reinvented. Art must restore the meaning of life and of death itself. In the creative process, each work is a universe, a heartbeat, a pump of blood that excites and unleashes feeling and trying to reach a certain dimension. Art begins with emotion and moves towards emotion. Producing creativity is a demanding task. It requires new, unusual responses, but the work also has to be appropriate. Without this requirement, its purpose is not achieved.

ESTEBAN CAMPUZANO

Born in Murcia, Spain.

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Imre Müller

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Miklós Imre Müller is a jeweler and painter. There were two truly important things in life for him, heritage from his parents: the connection with art and the travel experiences. Through his father, who was the leader of an artist colony, he had spent every summer holidays with artists having the opportunity to create amongst them, artists, who have an important role of contemporary Hungarian art today. Plenty of exhibitions he had visited in his childhood and there were always friends around him in their house belonging to the world of art, even if coming only for shorter visits or staying longer, writers, poets, sculptors, painters. He was originally and mostly attracted to painting and shapes. By traveling extensively he was acquainted with the works of the greatest artists at his early age. The galleries of Paris, the Louvre, Pompidou Center, Amsterdam, Brussels, Munich, Vienna, and Firenze – all were a fascinating experience for him becoming a forever important part of his artistic creativity. Studying for jewelry he also creates pictures of the jewels in an autodidact way of his own. He had constantly been painting the pieces of each jewelry he had dreamed of. More pictures he had created in his Diamond series were published in different jewelry magazines. Having a special painting method of more layers built on each other gives the impression of constant action.Special and detail oriented pieces are present when observing the pictures taking the observer away to the world of that unique piece of art. The themes of his works are varying and always have a higher scale. Some shapes hold the mysteries of art, some belong to the popular trends and there are the ones which refer to the world of graffiti. Most pictures are part of series.

IMRE MÜLLER

Born in Hungary.

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Marija Kjurchieva

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arija was born in Skopje, North Macedonia. She is a student at the Art high School Lazar Lichenoski. Besides her regular formal education, she assists in her mentor’s art studio Atelje 49 as well as running art classes for kids between 4 and 8 years old. In the future Maritja aims to surpass the boundaries of todays art.

MARIJA KJURCHIEVA

Born in Skopje, Macedonia.

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The great artist is the simplifier.

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INTERNATIONAL GALLERIST

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Shahed Kavousi

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hahed Kavousi is an internationally active American - Iranian gallerist based in Marbella. Shahed has successfully owned a gallery for 14 years in Marbella representing prestigious artists such as Warhol Foundation, Greg Gorman, Javier Martin & Chayan Khoï as well as being a large influence in the local art scene in Spain. After working with several established artists, she decided to focus on local artists to help them gain a more international presence. Having embraced art since childhood, it became a life passion after studying a Bachelor & Master in business administration at Pepperdine University where she became a talented photographer. She began an art career in Tehran, Iran. She was working with Dr. Sami Azar which at the time was the head of the Museum of Contemporary art of Tehran, to bring Iranian artists to Spain. She then moved onto doing a specialization in contemporary art at Sotheby’s in London.

SHAHED KAVOUSI

Born in New York, lives in Marbella, Spain

HER FAVOURITE ARTISTS 1. Parviz Tanavoli 2. Sherin Neshat 3. Helmet Newton 4. Peter Lindbergh 5. Banksy 6. Isabel Muñoz

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INTERNATIONAL ART DEALER


Ursula Salvador

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was born in Madrid, Spain and grew up in Miami, US. I studied communications and after Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris, where I developed a deeper passion for art that lead me to work and collaborate first with galleries in Paris and then elsewhere. I travelled and lived after in London, Athens, Beirut , Marbella and many others places, that made me more inclined towards modern and contemporary art. I expanded my mind and horizons and made me the cosmopolitan woman I am today. That was my direction and my circumstances and choices in life. My favorites times in art that influenced me the most and still do, are the School of Paris and New York School. From Pierre Soulages in France, seeing so much beauty and light out of a stroke brush of black, that made me sense and feel the messages and strong meanings of modern and contemporary artists, from the Informalism and Lyrism with so much poetical and musical notes in their paintings to the after New York School period of Pollock with those drippings, seeing also beauty in simple Drippings or a Rothko, so much beauty in a colorful piece, so much force and intensity in the colors and so on, until now and the multi layers of contemporary art. Nowadays contemporary art is the one that leads in the art world far ahead of some Old Masters, something unimaginable before. The US and the UK being always at the top of the art markets power worldwide, followed by Asia , China etc. The world is more than ever global after internet and with the world every day smaller and more accesible to all of us. It has made art fairs also locally more easier and reachable to everyone and everywhere , and giving artist not only from big cities, but from each country, more chances and choices.

URSULA SALVADOR

Born in Madrid, lives between Miami, Marbella and Beirut.

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J.J. Corpas

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orge Jiménez Corpas, known as J.J. Corpas, was born in Granada in 1972. He is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist inspired by the “dripping” technique. He experiments with painting and art in a particular way, making room for sustainability, and this makes his works unique. In Corpas’s pieces of art, textures are created automatically with the help of a spoon and his creativity. Figurative art and abstract expressionism are found as vivid colors that are mix without composition of any kind. His works, made with recycled materials, possess extravagance and catch our attention, evoking a world of feelings. Today, the artist owns more than a thousand pieces of art, including pictures, prints, and other modalities, and he continues creating.

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Pilar Cerezo

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ultidisciplinary artist born in Malaga, southern Spain. After she studied psychology and medicine, she felt attracted by art since childhood. Music, painting, dance, photography and drama are her passion and she has learned them all as an autodidact, but focused in music and painting professionally. These art areas, are her way to express concerns, feelings, emotions and her own inner world. Besides it is her way of connecting with “divine art energy�. Nature, lights and shades, colour, textures and emotions are her inspirational source and using several styles and techniques, reveals her singular personality.

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Javier Pacheco Almeyda

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avier Pacheco Almeyda had a loving, disciplined upbringing while ideas and practice resulted in him improving his skills. With a pencil and paper at all times, he drew whatever he could. All that devotion and effort is reflected in his achievements. He still feels he is learning, art being an endless subject that there is always more to learn, so each piece he produces is special for him. “His canvas, brushes, paints and he himself became one.” That’s why he smiles with pride and confidence to keep progressing and succeeding.

JAVIER PACHECO ALMEYDA Born in Chicha, Peru.

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Maria Koeppl

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he is a German artist living in Spain, who she sees things amid an avalanche of colour and optimism. She works with pure colours and geometrical drawings, and in some cases we see a Mexican-style aesthetic. Her art is ground-breaking but her disciplined technique is very much in the German style. The common feature of her work is a fresh, dynamic concept.

MARIA KĂ–PPL Born in Germany.

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Antonio Camba

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y work in the last years has been related to the communication - lack of communication of the human being. I have worked the idea of relation from different aspects; with internet, with the woman, with my interior, with the art, with the painting, with the memory, with the sex, with the censorship. and of all these years of work, different series have arisen, many of them have lasted years, others were short and they only lasted months. From the technical point of view, which really I use in every moment is that technology that I believe more adapted to communicate the idea that I wish. I use normally video, programs of computer, photography, painting, engraving, drawing, facilities.

ANTONIO CAMBA

Born in San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain.

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Juan E. Mendoza

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reat care and absolute dedication is what Juan E. Mendoza transmits in each one of his paintings. Thoroughly worked through and elaborate canvases, filled with endless details, that reflect his passion for Spain, for everything that is intrinsically Spanish, and for bulls & bullfighting – always seen as a form of art in itself, as a tradition and also as part of that Spanish culture… but always with an ironic touch, with a touch of cheerfulness, and in a very unconventional way. Juan doesn’t go by what is established or expected… he skips over beauty canons, portraying the traits of his figures as he likes – and he skips over academic rules, applying his colours and making the composition of his paintings anyway he likes, just anyway he wishes to, and that’s it! That’s what makes him different to any other, and what makes him an authentic artist. The result: a blast of breathtaking originality in each one of his works, which, and maybe due to the big sizes impress us even more, and end up captivating us while they manage to make us smile. It never fails!

J UA N E. M E N D OZ A

Born in Seville, Spain.

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I am not strange. I am just not normal.

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Diogo Ribeiro

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n Diogo Ribeiro’s works, colours, lines and textures advance and recede on paper, showcasing the macro and microcosm of a very personal universe in which nature, mythology and the surreal coexist. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, he has been drawing since his teenage years. His first works were featured in “Chronicles of Pepper and Cinnamon”, a project about the Portuguese Discoveries, and on the television show “Painted Poems”. Since 2016, he has created various promotional materials for Portuguese music projects, and had his first collective exhibition, “Labyrinths”, in 2018. His first solo exhibit, “Maps”, took place in 2019.

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Bong Delfin

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Bong Delfin (b.1982) from Mindanao, Philippines now works and lives in Madrid, Spain. His routine commences by doing the method of marbling, swirling, water transfer and then he intuitively adding different layers of elements on the work. “Hydrodeepism” is Bong’s personal ideology, artistic method and a term conceived from the term “hydro dipping”,a traditional technique of printmaking. Subverting the common and factory-made technique to create something high art and contemporary. It is the artist’s idea of portrayal of the daily constraining battles on how a 21st century artist makes and develops artistic ways that can best represent his generation.

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Manuel Neto

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Manuel Neto was born in Foz do Douro, Oporto, Portugal, in September 1952. He lives now in Baiona, Spain, where he continues his activity as a journalist, writer, paiting artist and photographer. After graduating in Journalism at the “Escola Superior de Meios de Comunicação Social”, in Lisbon, he joined, at the beginning of 70’s, the newspaper “Jornal do Comercio”, followed by “Tempo”, Diário Popular”, “Sete” and finally “Diário de Notícias “, here as Great Reporter, where he remained until 2004. He was also the founder of «Radio Minute», late 1980’s. Among its diverse set of journalistic reports, it stands out interviews with singers, musicians, actors, politicians, military and business leaders; The Chronicles of New York – he was the private bartender of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; the reports on the Gulf war; The Infography pages of the last military intervention in Iraq. In 2003, he received the Award of Excellence, conferred by the Society for New Design (SDN), within the framework of «Creative Competition The Best of Newspaper Design»; he wrote about society, fashion, jet-set, gastronomy, art and travel. He was also a member of the Board of the Press Club, in Lisbon; he is a member of the Journalists Wine Brotherhood.

MANUEL NETO

Born in Foz do Douro, Portugal.

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Every good painter paints what he is.

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Rockaxson

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Rodrigo Roco Olivares, also known as Rockaxon, Chile. Based in Barcelona since 2012. Photo and urban art lover, he considers himself to be privileged since his arrival at the Condal City because Rockaxson started developing his job as a Street Photographer. Focusing on Street Art Photography. He has achieved pictures of the great national and international urban artists who leave their mark in the city. L7Matrix, MissMe, or SaturnoArt artwork have been on Rockaxson’s lens. Nowadays he has one of the best photographic archives of urban art in Barcelona. He has shown his pictures in many collective exhibitions. MASTER OF DARKNESS in Regensburg, Germany or DEL MURS AL LLENÇ in Barcelona. He is always interested in innovative proposals for exhibitions as OPEN HOUSE POP UP ART in a private house in Barcelona. Supporting new artistic means of expression and exhibition. Wallspot Award 2017. Best Urban Art Photography Of The Year. Born in Chile, lives in Barcelona.

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Walter Francia

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alter Francia is a renowned artist engaged in painting and conceptual photography., his work belongs to private and corporate collections worldwide. His masterpieces range from oil painting to conceptual photography. The landscapes created by this artist seem to have no boundaries and thus stretches on forever to the horizons. His latest works reveal his mastery of scale and proportion. Not to mention, it is important for him that the harmony of his composition and colours develops freedom in invisible spaces. Francia considers himself as a spiritual and religious person – characteristics which he expresses in his works showing a certain order within chaos. His paintings reflect his character as a spiritual person, religious in his own way. He believes in the stirrings of the spirit and a certain order behind the chaos. He travels a lot and keeps landscapes, cloud formations, oceans and beaches in his head and transforms them into inner landscapes. Hence, his works take the form of figurative landscapes.

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Antonio Roa

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t is the long-standing vocation at the service of pictorial creation, the cult of art without glazes, the passion for color and harmony, a whole life devoted to daily work between palettes, spatulas and brushes, between heartbreak and hope. Attentive to all the avant-gardes but without being carried away by them, Antonio Roa is an example of artistic independence and coherence in his ideas. Luis Maria Anson Real Academia EspaĂąola

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Mitia Breckenridge

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itia was born in 1984 in Italy in the beautiful city of Florence. Son of a Canadian artist he has been drawing and painting when he was a young kid, then he studied 5 years at the Academy of Art in Siena and later in the Academy of Florence. After the studies, he got the opportunity of working as a model and he has been traveling for many years working for important agencies and major brands in the fashion industry. This gave him the opportunity to see lots of important exhibitions all over the world and finally, he found his freedom and own style. “My works are all painted with a palette knife in oils colors on really resistant jute canvas. I think the energies move in cycles, circles, spirals, vortexes, whirls and different directions. The color has the power which can directly influence the soul. Each of my work in that perfect moment is a pure feeling and transport of energy and colors in different emotions. Enjoy the ride!�

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wards, many recognitions too; but above all, much madness and courage, to continue in the struggle that one dreams and believes is a destiny.

The painting is my imprint in this world, what I want to stop this being, that I am, and that will not do anything else as the main foundation. I love the colors, the forms, the expressions and that blank canvas that I will impregnate with something innate that comes from the imagination or faithful reflection of what I see and express. Nothing simpler than being and doing what I want.

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arta Maldonado is an awarded and well-recognized artist with a long international career. Her work makes part of the best public and private collections. Her art is in continuous evolution. Her paintings are rich in nuances, fresh and expressive that manage to excite the spectator. She studied and graduated at the University of Fine Arts in Madrid. She was awarded a scholarship and studied PhD courses. She has lived and worked in Paris and Madrid. She has received more than 31 International awards, including Honor Medal BMW Prize (twice), 1st Prize Salon Autumn, 2nd prize Caja Madrid, 2nd Prize Caja de Guadalajara, 1st prize Hall of Etampes, 1st prize Dammarie-Les-Lys (Paris). She has exhibited in numerous galleries in Spain (Galleries Alfama and A. Penche and Museums C. Conde Duque and MEAC), France (Gallery Got –Paris and Grand Palais- Paris), USA (Lajolla, Art Dimension –Miami), Belgium (Instituto Cervantes –Brussels), Italy (Palazzo Montserrato and Rovere – Rome), Portugal (Gallery Zeller and Museum Espinho), Mexico (Gallery López-Isaza) and some others. Collections and Museum with Maldonado’s artwork include the Washington National Museum NMWA, BBVA, Caser, Acciona, NH, El Corte Inglés, Witco, Salta Museum, and others. She designed and directed the works of the bronze doors of the Chapel of the Rosary in Lorca, Spain. She has cooperated in different artistic projects at Casa Decor in 2014, 2015, 2016, being awarded for her projects. In 2019, the cultural Center MIRA in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain, made a retrospective exhibition with more than 100 artworks.

M A RTA M A L D O N A D O

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Hannes D’Haese

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on of sculpture artist Begga D’haese and nephew of famous artists Roel and Reinhoud D’haese. Travelling around the world from City Los Angeles to Bora-Bora and from City Rotterdam to City London, he discovered himself as an artist. Inspired by the works of Cobra Artists Karel Appel and Asger Jorn he created his own unique style and gives modern art a new dimension.

H A N N ES D’H A ES E

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wakening, feeling, thinking, getting fed, loving, conceptualizing and expressing myself in order to print my own essence along with the daily living, submits to creation. This feeling came along naturally during my childhood and totally developed during my youth years. I found myself designing my art, just like the native original people and ancient cultures, shaping the sacred and magic of every day into images which involved first drawings, the study of colors, sculptures, architecture, which then, I applied into my artwork and in different areas such as movies, theatre, designs in settings, decoration, and restorations. I mostly concentrated on custom and commissioned art, although it was through the progress of my personal artwork where I found the conductive lament that threads the whole to the center of creation. From behalf of that center, where creative love embraces everything I found myself desidentieted from my ego, just to enter into the light of supreme creation in order to accomplish the living towards a higher entity called Art. I live in Art through loving every day, so when death comes there will be no difference.

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Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it’s wet.

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WHEN THE STREET IS YOUR CANVAS With urban street art, both the artist and the public play a fundamental role.

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oday, artistic representations in the city are not limited to just graffiti; other art forms are also included in the genre of street art, such as paste up, Muralism, or the figure of the street photographer. In each of these forms, we can appreciate the values of the city, the causes it believes in, and most importantly, how someone who lives there, or simply an onlooker can get to know the city via its street art, bursting with expressive images. For urban artists, expressing themselves in the city’s streets is the only reality they understand, as this is the necessary platform for what they have created, a frame of reference for what they perceive and understand, a way of getting their message across. Cities are not only the work of architects or engineers, but also of the street artists who create, imagine and reinterpret through their vision. Artists are easily seduced into making the streets their museum or people’s gallery. This is how a new understanding of the urban landscape is derived, and which in the last few decades, has led to a wide spectrum of artworks that highlight the importance of analyzing the iconography of the city.

GRAFITTI

Since time immemorial, man has expressed his artistic sensibilities on walls; from the rock caves to the Egyptian murals. But the place where early graffiti was most in evidence is Italy, the excavation of remains from Pompeii reveals a snapshot of Roman life; a fascinating world of etchings, paintings of diverse themes including the erotic, religious, propaganda, inflammatory, vexatious, romantic, sexual proclivities, cults… Some 10,000 examples of such imagery have been found to date in Pompeii alone. 164

However, we give the name graffiti to a type of street art that is largely illegal, and which is generally seen on large surfaces in urban areas; walls, doors, etcetera. Illustrations, some more abstract, different types of calligraphy, messages, stencils and a lot of spray paint. It was in the 70s that the term ‘grafitti’ came into usage, popularized by American street art and the cultural movements of hip-hop musicians who used graffiti as a form of expression. The walls scream out what is going on in the city, and street artists compete among themselves to conquer the most daring urban spaces. Is it a temporary, fleeting art form? Yes. Walls get painted over. Is it Vandalism? Yes. The cost to Town Halls is huge. But we cannot deny the fact that today; graffiti is a powerful tool in the art world with increasingly complex forms of expression. Despite its ephemeral nature, we are looking at an artistic movement that is making a strong statement in today’s world.

PASTE UP

On the one hand we have the stickers that artists place all over the city, to make us smile or perhaps reflect on something. Like graffiti, pasting up stickers is another tool for the street artist. However, with paste up, the artist is creating posters that are authentic works of art. They are made in a studio, in poster format to later stick them to walls with a special type of glue. More than an act of vandalism, the objective is to create murals in strategic locations and generate a bond with the city-dwellers that makes them aware of the urban geography and to find something positive in it.


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WHEN THE STREET IS YOUR CANVAS STREET LOGO

A street logo is an icon that is used to represent the character and personality of each street artist. It can be symbolic or allegorical and goes from being just a “tag” to being a personalized signature etched on the urban landscape, a sign which identifies him to others and in which he identifies himself, as a kind of brand. The street logo shows a recognizable style, which results from a subversive act; that of flouting the law by “signing walls”. Everything else is a question of imagination, of inventiveness, synthesizing ideas and styles to arrive at something that represents the artist. The famous street logo “Adelita” is known around the world and can be seen on the streets of every city, country and continent. Sometimes it is the artist himself who puts it there, other times it is placed by artist friends using the “paste up” technique. One day when waiting for inspiration to strike, with the “C” of COLP, he created such a simple yet complex entity; a ‘signature’ that defies nationality, race or social strata; a “being” that lives between life and death. An emblem that retains a spirit of rebellion, and through which, COLPONE will leave his mark for the coming generations. He identifies with the logo, and at the same time, it identifies him.

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WHEN THE STREET IS YOUR CANVAS MURALISM

This is a powerful artistic movement that grew up at the beginning of the 20th Century. At this time, in Mexican culture after the revolution, various artists used large spaces to transmit their messages, their politics, and where possible to spread their ideals. Placing images on walls has been a tradition for centuries in the history of art. During prehistoric times man painted on stone, depicting all kinds of subjects, normally relating to daily life. Now, this kind of art is created in the urban landscape, where walls around the city are the canvas for this type of artistic expression. Town Halls encourage Muralism in an attempt to use art to counter vandalism. There is an unwritten law in the world of urban art, and that is to respect the work of graffiti artists. For this reason, we don’t tend to encounter the tags, logos or graffiti of other artists on top of existing murals.

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Multidisciplinary and contemporary artist from Malaga. Don Quijote 2016 New York Award. Honorary Member 2017 University of St Johns New Jersey NYC. Guest of Honor Hispanic Parade 2018. In Benahavis he lived as adolescence that would mark his first concerns about culture. It was not until 2000 when he started his career after experimenting with music, his other passion, for a while. Curro signs his neat work with different technical styles and format that are exhibited in private collections, not forgetting his great projection in works of a public nature, such as the murals of the Palace of Fairs and Congresses of Marbella, various creations in Benahavis, and his imprint exhibited in the Route of Artistic Murals of Estepona, locality where Leyton’s signature is shown in four large murals.

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Luis Navarro Castillo

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ello art lovers, my name is Luis Navarro Castillo but in art, I am known as ‘sito’. I am from Barcelona. My painting style is very varied in techniques and styles, I paint landscape, portrait, abstract, I like to capture the strength of animals on a canvas trying to give them life. During these years I had the honor of receiving great and prestigious awards for my collaboration with causes such as the fight against cancer, ALS, abuse, etc. and awards for my work too. This encourages me to continue fighting for art. I have a great restless personality, to make any person enjoy my art. There is a sector that is impossible, blind people or people with reduced vision. Well, after thinking about how it would be possible, I thought about their other senses, hearing and touch. Hence my exhibition dedicated to them and for anyone who wants to experience it. These works that I present here are created for this great project. My intention is to make it possible for this exhibition to become an itinerant. I hope that everyone who reads this book feels the chill that I still feel imagining the sensation of this sector of our society, and that they can appreciate the art world.

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Clamar

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I believe in channeling my creative urges in order to produce unique oil paintings. The source of my work is the wonder of life and especially the human being in all his facets .

Clamar is born out of a combination of my education, training and experience, which allows my perspective as a painter to remain traditional and contemporary. Art is how I battle against the indifference, searching new ways of living and viewing the world, hoping that Art can be a way to make us better persons.

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aryse Casol is an artist, explorer and business woman. Welcome to the wonderful world of Casol! One of the greatest artists of the XXth and XXIst century, and famous for giving you summer all year around, Maryse Casol liberates you in a constant Joie de Vivre, with vibrant colours, exotic landscapes, blazing still lives and neo-abstract paintings, inspired by her numerous journeys around the world. From the powerful Atlantic sea, to the generous sun of the Mediterranean, high mountains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, art capitals of Paris, Venice and Rome, great United States of America, fresh air of Canada, happy music from South America, exotic cuisine of the Caribbean, shining stars at night in the desert of Africa, the mystic Middle East, to the futuristic Asia: Maryse Casol with her artworks, will transport you to all these amazing destinations of our universe. Valentina Casol, 3 years old, looking at her grand mother’s painting, asks: “Mamie, pourquoi tu fais ça?”, and Mamie replied “Parce que je suis peintre et j’adore la couleur ma chérie!”

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Helga Dietrich

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he human being is the most important focus in Helga’s work where her intention is to represent the changing phases and varying emotions in human life.

Rather than simply present the known, she leaves everything open to interpretation. Humor is an important element. So too is irony and a certain ambiguity.

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Antonio G arcia-Yanes

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Artist and surgeon, with roots in the deep subconscious due to his knowledge of life, who explores the most organic feelings of artistic expression using basic and bold colors. “From my experience in developing the technical skills of surgery, I have applied the same planning, precision and aesthetic touch to discover a very personal technique in my approach to art.� The artist, Antonio Yanes, works with the material and alchemy of various different components, seeking an aesthetic expression based on his fascination for color.

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y works are the reflection of my exacerbated and usual feelings, in which life itself is framed in is multiple manifestations combining the real and the imaginary, satisfying a need for the tangible passing on to those who might have the possibilities of seeing and enjoying art, as I do, being able to represent either on canvas or on paper the magic that emerges from the subconscious and the uttering butterflies of my imagination trying to escape to their own habitad seeking to express their own feelings and be experienced by those who have eyes eager to find what they seek for in art.

ROSA L B A C E L I S A N AYA

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orn in Hungary in 1978 and established in Marbella from an early age, Zoe Marmentini started her Arts studies by completing A-levels in Colchester, England, followed by a University degree in Granada, Spain. Following quite a natural evolution for anyone growing up in a family of painters, sculptors and writers, her work in the creative field ranges from graphic design & illustration to mural and fine Art. My work flows around layers, reflections and textures. In my compositions, I make use of elements and situations that catch the eye - on a subjective level, it’s snippets from everyday life, expressions, gestures and attitudes; on a more factual level, it’s about how we live: homes, cities, neighbourhoods, shopping centres, boulevards… I feel these all make part of our natural habitat, which is unique to human nature and common to all of us, especially in a globalised world. I mix and build these components up quite randomly, using various techniques and looking for a free flow, a lighthearted stance and sometimes, If I’m lucky... a memory that the onlooker can hold as their own.

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he lines of his drawing, his colour fill and the atmosphere populating his visions are clearly taken from the Argentinian countryside. The landscape and figures he painted show compositions from rural life between the 17th and the mid-19th centuries. This artist obeys the natural laws governing Argentinians. The gauchos and their lifestyle are reflected in Paganini de la Torre’s work. Gaucho was the name given to the settlers in rural areas in the vice-regal period. The artist masterfully depicted their families, their customs and their independent, rebellious style. In 1968, he received a grant from the Institute of Hispanic Culture to take art courses at the San Fernando Royal Academy in Madrid. He travelled throughout Europe, where he had the opportunity to draw inspiration from the techniques of the Old World, visiting the studios of famous artists. He travelled to China, where he learned about the thousand-year-old skill of drawing, their painstaking brush work and the way outlines are made with the paintbrush. His house, where he was born and died, was a clandestine refuge for artists and intellectuals during the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s and this painter’s work is faithful testimony to his exceptional life. He is represented in private collections and he exhibited in important Argentinian galleries like the Müller, and in the Parana Fine Arts Museum, the Juan B. Castagnino Museum and the Julio Marc Museum in the city of Rosario, Argentina. His full biography is in La Gran Enciclopedia Argentina.

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