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JULY 2007 Nยบ.1 Vol.5

A collective by artists for artists. Tell everyone.

FEATURED ARTISTS JULY FONTAINE ANDERSON NICOLAS GONZALEZ JAVIER GONZALEZ Burgos


July 2007 • N°1 Vol.5

A collective by artists for artists. Tell everyone.

Hello! I would like to thank all the artists that were selected for the first Summer Issue of Iniciativa Colectiva. I find that we are getting more and more talent as we continue on this endeavor and I find myself getting inspiration from all of you. Nicole Andujar Editor-in-Chief/Publisher/Art Direction editor@iniciativacolectiva.com

In this issue you will find new interviews from our Featured Artists which include Fontaine Anderson from South Australia, as well as Jorge Gonzalez Burgos from Argentina and Nicolas Gonzalez from Chile.

Ana Guaqueta Senior Editor/Marketing Director marketing@iniciativacolectiva.com

It is very gratifying to know people enjoy the work that is being showcased in IC and we will continue to strive for the best.

Chixink Media Services All works published at the discretion of the editor. Send queries by email to the attention of the editor. Please allow 2 weeks for answer. Web: www.iniciativacolectiva.com Copyright 2007 Chixink LLC and Chixink Media services. All rights reserved. No part of this ezine may be reproduced in any matter whatsoever without written permission. Sponsorships / Donations: Chixink LLC 10160 NW 3rd Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

You may also visit our website and make a donation directly to our PayPal® account. Advertising rates: advertising@iniciativacolectiva.com Call for Submissions We are accepting entries for our next zine to come out in September. Submission deadline: August 20th 2007 Please send your submissions to: info@iniciativacolectiva.com On the cover: ‘Untitled’ by Fontaine Anderson fontaine@designcentric.com.au

Don’t forget to keep sending your submissions for the first ever IC ANNUAL , a book which will showcase the best of the work presented in IC throughout this year as well as new work that you continue to submit. The book will be printed and distributed throughout various Art Fairs and during Miami Beach’s ART BASEL in December. Stay tuned for updates and remember Life is Art. Nicole Andujar Creative Director


July Artists Ahmad Iznie_________________________________________________ Malaysia Alberto Seveso___________________________________________________ Italy Alone Writer______________________________________________________Iran Amaranta Martinez__________________________________________ Venezuela Arisu_________________________________________________________Portugal Auronda Scaler_ _________________________________________________ Italy Chris Kemp_______________________________________________________USA Christian Ramirez_ _________________________________ Dominican Republic Cristina Villaflor_ _________________________________________________USA Fontaine Anderson_ __________________________________________ Australia Hank Quinlan_________________________________________________ Belgium Ho Tik__________________________________________________________ Japan Javier Gonzalez_ ____________________________________________ Argentina Jessica Joslin______________________________________________________USA Jose R. Andujar_____________________________________ Dominican Republic Josh Taylor________________________________________________________USA Joshua Krause_____________________________________________________USA Kurt Hickson_______________________________________________________ UK Laura Pe単a________________________________________ Dominican Republic Marcos Schmitz_ ______________________________________________ Belgium Martha Cecil_____________________________________________________ Italy Matt Joyce_________________________________________________________ UK Maxime Ros_ __________________________________________________ France Natali Martinez______________________________________________ Venezuela Natalia Kempowsky__________________________________________ Colombia Nicolas Gonzalez________________________________________________ Chile Oldemar Santamaria_______________________________________________USA Pablo E. Pe単a P._ ____________________________________________ Venezuela Patricia Gil_ ______________________________________________________USA Petr & Marla Simic________________________________________________ Italy Rui Dias______________________________________________________Portugal Zette O. Fray___________________________________________________ France


MAY 2007

with interactive hyperlinks!

featured artists illustration & mixed media

photography

sculpture painting

contents click on artist to go to that page

fontaine anderson.............................18 javier gonzalez burgos......................32 nicolas gonzalez................................83 ahmad iznie........................................9 alberto seveso..................................10 alone writer......................................14 amaranta martinez............................15 chris kemp........................................16 marcos schmitz.................................17 hank quinlan.....................................24 ho tik.................................................30 laura pe単a.........................................42 matt joyce.........................................48 pablo e. pe単a p..................................49 rui dias..............................................50 zette o. fray........................................52 natalia kempowski............................56 arisu..................................................60 auronda scaler..................................61 christian ramirez...............................64 cristina villaflor.................................72 jose r. andujar...................................76 martha cecil......................................78 oldemar santamaria..........................94 patricia gil...................................... 104 petr & marla simic........................... 106 jessica joslin................................... 111 josh taylor....................................... 115 joshua krause.................................. 120 kurt hickson.................................... 126 maxime ros..................................... 127 natali martinez................................ 128 artist information............................. 133 credits............................................. 134

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‘goddess’ by ahmad iznie

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‘w la fika (quel gran pezzo dell’ubalda...)’ by alberto seveso

‘camera con vista!’ by alberto seveso

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‘ritratto di joelle’ by alberto seveso

‘a me mi piace la gnocca! series’ by alberto seveso

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‘who kills my brothers?’ by a1one

‘anita ballenita’ by amaranta martinez

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‘requiem’ by chris kemp

‘coralie’ by marcos schmitz

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featured artist

fontaine anderson 24 years old • south australia

THE MAGIK 7

1. What type of medium do you work with and explain how you use it? (Paint, design, photography, collage) I use coloured inks, markers and coloured pencil to create my pictures. I usually start with a black ink outline and then I fill it in with tiny little lines and areas of grey wash or pattern. 2. What was your main interest in producing this artwork, or is there a statement you wanted to convey? I am always thinking and dreaming of strange things and I guess I just wanted to record these images. The pictures have no great meaning, they just reflect what I am thinking or feeling at a certain time. 3. Tell us about your creative process, do you have any rituals, routines you follow? How does your artwork come together? (Do you use found objects, image banks, etc) When an idea for a picture comes into my head I sketch it out really roughly them I get into my inks and start mapping it out. I don’t usually bother too much with rough sketches I let the picture evolve as it is being made. I have found that this is often the best way to work ,as too much preparation can make the process really boring. I usually hate the picture all throughout it’s creation I only fall in love with it when it is complete! 4. How did you get started with your artistic career? I was shit at math and science!

5. What would you say is one of your greatest accomplishments? Getting some positive remarks about my work from my heroes: Deanne Cheuck, Daisy Devillenue and Jonathan Zawanda. I lack confidence in my work so it helped me very much to receive positive feedback from some amazing and talented designers and artists. 6. Where does your inspiration come from? Or is there any particular movement, artwork or artist you find yourself influenced by? I am inspired by beautiful things: Egyptian gods, dung beetles, cabbage leaves, black berries, the circus, Japanese kimono’s, kettle’s, clouds, totem poles and big sleeves. 7. How do you see yourself five years from now? How do you see your artwork evolving from now? Hopefully a better more successful artist – more confident and less cynical. I can’t tell how my work will evolve I can only wait and see. Name: Fontaine Anderson Age: 24 Email: fontaine@designcentric.com.au

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Website:www.fontaineillustration.com

the magik 7 - fontaine anderson - featured artist

‘untitled’ by fontaine anderson

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‘untitled’ by fontaine anderson

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‘untitled’ by fontaine anderson

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‘claws in color’ by hank quinlan

‘emblem’ by hank quinlan

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‘two socks’ by hank quinlan

‘untitled’ by hank quinlan

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‘seaweeds’ by hank quinlan

‘summertime’ by hank quinlan

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‘fallen angel’ by ho tik

‘life is beautiful’ by ho tik

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featured artist

javier gonzalez burgos

33 years old • argentina

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1. What type of medium do you work with and explain how you use it? (Paint, design, photography, collage) I work on a digital platform, without previous sketches. I solely use Painter, which I consider the best software that has artists tools. I don’t use the Wacom tablet or Genius, only my mouse that has a trackball (the ones with the ball underneath.) I always begin drawing the forms in black, which gives the drawings consistency and strength to the colors which I later add on top. Finally, I draw the background, first in black, I add the colors on top and later the textures. 2. What was your main interest in producing this artwork, or is there a statement you wanted to convey? These pieces form part of my most personal portfolio, with things I’ve done for myself or in my free time, which is not that much, but they are unique moments that give me the freedom to do whatever I want, without any parameters or deadlines and they are also what identifies me.

3. Tell us about your creative process, do you have any rituals, routines you follow? How does your artwork come together? (Do you use found objects, image banks, etc) My creative process begins in the morning, I start thinking for a while in bed befote I get up. Music is sometimes important but it can also be counterproductive and it may influence completely my state of mind at the moment I begin to illustrate. It may be ok for a little while, but not for long. My TV may be on all day as it doesn’t bother me in the least and it keeps me company. I only get distracted with Anthony Boudain or witth Narda Lepes. At midday I stop and go to sleep for about an hour, this nap is fundamental for me, to rest my head for a while. When I wake up I have strong coffee and even better with a piece of chocolate. More into the afternoon I have mate (yerba mate tea.) I discovered that waking up early to work gets more things done than starting late and going to sleep late but in winter it’s hard to keep the habit. I work directly on my PC. I try to research little as to create from zero, but the influences are always there. 4. How did you get started with your artistic career? While studying Graphic Design in the city of Rosario, I had also started to take courses at the Universidad de Bellas Artes and I had gotten very excited but I had to leave the school because I couldn’t handle both careers at the same time, along with working at a magazine distribuitor. I decided to leave Bellas Artes and I finished Graphic Design but I didn’t feel complete. I traed to study advertising but I also stoped and later started to study Cinematography and alter I signed up, I finished a movie in video and went to live to Buenos Aires to return to my job as a Graphic Designer. At the same time, I began showing my illustration work to the publishers and in 2 months I was commissioned to illustrate my first book and from that moment to this day I have illustrated almost 50 books. 5. What would you say is one of your greatest accomplishments? That people had faith in me and gave me the opportunity to illustrate the re-release of “Giraluna” by Gudiño Kieffer which I feel is a great accomplishment.

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the magik 7 - javier gonzalez burgos - featured artist

6. Where does your inspiration come from? Or is there any particular movement, artwork or artist you find yourself influenced by? I feel a change in respect to my creative process. At first, my ideas came in a visual representation but now, and since a while back, they come in a phrase, ideas almost written down to which later I have to morph into an illustration. In the mornings, as soon as I wake up, it’s when my creativity is at full speed. These phrases that tell me things begin to take shape into visual images in my head as I prepare my breakfast and finally, the ideas come to life when I begin to work in front of my pc and I materialize what I imagined. Rarely do I leave an illustration incomplete to finish it later or another day, I generally begin and finish the piece the same day. My influences are always present: Max Cachimba, Mark Ryden, Jean- Luc Godard, Fontanarrosa. 7. How do you see yourself five years from now? How do you see your artwork evolving from now? Well, I have some dreams I wish to achieve: Illustrating an alluminum can, create a vinyl toy with one of my characters, writing my own books, but it will probably be in more than 5 years…there are things that I would like to try out but need more time, such as motion design. Name: Javier Gonzalez Burgos Age: 33 Email: jgbilustraciones@gmail.com Web: http://javiermakingmonsters.blogspot.com http://javiergbilustraciones.blogspot.com

‘untitled’ by javier gonzalez burgos

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‘monster 4’ by javier gonzalez burgos

‘monster 7’ by javier gonzalez burgos

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‘metalman’ by javier gonzalez burgos

‘nina kodama’ by javier gonzalez burgos

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‘insects’ by javier gonzalez burgos

‘fat mickey’ by javier gonzalez burgos

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‘monster paracaidas’ by javier gonzalez burgos

‘orange monster’ by javier gonzalez burgos

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‘dark’ by laura peña

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‘tree’ by laura peña

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‘the house’ by laura peña

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‘7 ghosts’ by matt joyce

‘untitled’ by pablo e. peña p.

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‘i am never conscious’ by rui dias

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‘poupées’ by zette o. fray

‘h’ by zette o. fray

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‘crevecoeur’ by zette o. fray

‘bugs’ by zette o. fray

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‘preparatory drawing 1 - close knit connections’ by natalia kempowsky

‘preparatory drawing 2 - close knit connections’ by natalia kempowsky

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‘preparatory drawing 3 - close knit connections’ by natalia kempowsky


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‘onigokko’ by arisu

‘entrami indietro nel tempo‘ by auronda scaler

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‘squarci’ by auronda scaler

‘mangiato dal tempo’ by auronda scaler

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‘barcelona street lady’ by christian ramirez

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‘poor’ by christian ramirez

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‘zuna’ by christian ramirez

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‘one eye’ by christian ramirez

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‘ephemeral streets’ by cristina villaflor

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‘street luminescence’ by cristina villaflor

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‘detalles’ by jose r. andujar

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‘metro’ by martha cecil

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‘untitled’ by martha cecil

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featured artist

nicolas gonzalez

26 years old • chile

THE MAGIK 7

1. What type of medium do you work with and explain how you use it? (Paint, design, photography, collage) I work with traditional photography, film based. I don’t like to manipulate things; I just like things the way they are. I like to play with ambient and studio lights on real locations, the mix of these two lights allows me to create different moods. I always try to get everything in only one shoot, that is my goal, if is not in the negative, it’s not in my final picture. All my work was shot in spring at twilight on real locations around London. (Elephant and Castle, Acton town, Holborn and Bayswater.) 2. What was your main interest in producing this artwork, or is there a statement you wanted to convey? My main interest was to explore the idea of transformation of the everyday and see how impossible things can happen as part of reality. 3. Tell us about your creative process, do you have any rituals, routines you follow? How does your artwork come together? (Do you use found objects, image banks, etc) Most of the time I see the photograph before I take the picture, always I’m studying different locations, trying to see the potential narrative of the space. When I’m there, I start to imagine what can happen and what can be interesting for the story, This is the way in which I construct my pictures. 4. How did you get started with your artistic career? Quitting my job as an Art director in an advertising agency. 5. What would you say is one of your greatest accomplishments? I think it was when I quit my job and I came to London to do a MA in Photography.

6. Where does your inspiration come from? Or is there any particular movement, artwork or artist you find yourself influenced by? For this particular project, my inspiration was the book “100 years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The interesting thing is that the pictures don’t resemble the book, because all images were made out of the parts of the book that are not written, if not what we imagine from the text. My work is very much influenced by the post expressionist painters, such us Otto Dix, Christian Schad, Georg Schrimpf, Georg Grosz, Alexander Kanoldt. 7. How do you see yourself five years from now? How do you see your artwork evolving from now? Difficult to say, but I would love to explore cinema. The photography and direction of films is something that I find very interesting. I will like to push my work in that direction. Name: Nico González Age: 26 Email: elnicodel1802@gmail.com

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‘the cloister of renata good day’ by nicolas gonzalez

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‘the calling of remedios the beauty’ by nicolas gonzalez

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‘father nicanor and the revelation of the miracle of the chocolate’ by nicolas gonzalez

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‘amaranta ursula and the lodging of catholic young ladies’ by nicolas gonzalez

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‘alcatraz’ by oldemar santamaria

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‘alcatraz’ by oldemar santamaria

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‘california’ by oldemar santamaria

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‘san francisco’ by oldemar santamaria

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‘san francisco’ by oldemar santamaria

‘alcatraz’ by oldemar santamaria

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‘untitled’ by patricia gil

‘mimo 1’ by patricia gil

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‘sarajevo 08’ by petr & marla simic

‘sarajevo 15’ by petr & marla simic

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‘sarajevo 16’ by petr & marla simic

‘sarajevo 07’ by petr & marla simic

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‘radian’ by jessica joslin

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‘marco’ by jessica joslin

‘marcel’ by jessica joslin

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‘marco’ by jessica joslin

‘condemned to a personalized bar stool’ by josh taylor

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‘the ghost of mary swanson’ by josh taylor

‘the deathsmoke takes over’ by josh taylor

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‘deedee axhehead’ by josh taylor

‘dingle doppleganger’ by josh taylor

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‘there’s just gotta be more to you’ by joshua krause

‘more from the endless pit’ by joshua krause

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‘this place is crawiling with divine messengers #1’ by joshua krause

‘giving my astral OH face’ by joshua krause

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‘what’s left to ponder’ by joshua krause

‘what’s left to ponder series’ by joshua krause

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‘mind boggling man’ by kurt hickson

‘jardin d’automne’ by maxime ros

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‘ghost’ by natalie martinez

‘hairdo’ by natali martinez

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‘lake’ by natali martinez

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Artist Contact Info ARTIST

EMAIL

WEB

ahmad iznie

amoresbagliato@yahoo.com

myspace.com/iliveonacloud

alberto seveso

alberto@recycledarea.co.uk

www.recycledarea.co.uk

alone writer

irangraffiti@gmail.com

www.kolahstudio.com/a1one/

amaranta martinez

ama@piktorama.com

www.piktorama.com

arisu

arisu@luminoire.net

www.luminoire.net

auronda scaler

aurooonda@yahoo.it

myspace.com/auronda

chris kemp

chris@videcormeum.com

www.videcormeum.com

christian ramirez

ramirez54@hotmail.com

myspace.com/evilutionmind

cristina villaflor

cristina710@hotmail.com

n/a

fontaine anderson

fontaine@designcentric.com.au

www.fontaineillustration.com

hank quinlan

artuur_vdk@yahoo.co.uk

myspace.com/hank_quinlan

ho tik

laputaoscar@hotmail.com

humblevoice.com/aniOcean

javier gonzalez burgos

jgbilustraciones@gmail.com

javiermakingmonsters.blogspot.com

jessica joslin

jessica@jessicajoslin.com

www.jessicajoslin.com

jose r. andujar

jose@joseandujarphoto.com

www.joseandujarphoto.com

josh taylor

info@joshtaylorart.net

joshtaylorart.net

joshua krause

joshua@krauseart.com

www.krauseart.com

kurt hickson

kurt_hickson18@hotmail.com

myspace.com/kurt_hickson_art

laura pe単a

laodigital@gmail.com

www.laodigital.com

marcos schmitz

marcos1664@hotmail.com

www.graphicos.be

martha cecil

martha.cip.ciop@tin.it

n/a

matt joyce

mattjoyce@themeekshall.co.uk

www.themeekshall.co.uk

maxime ros

mrros1@hotmail.com

n/a

natali martinez

natalimf83@yahoo.com

myspace.com/fitter_happier

natalia kempowsky

nataliakempowsky@yahoo.co.uk

absolutearts.com/portfolios/c/colnatis

nicolas gonzalez

elnicodel1802@gmail.com

n/a

oldemar santamaria

lemente@yahoo.com

oldemarsantamaria.com

pablo e. pe単a p.

p3p510@zircons.net

p3p510.net

patricia gil

pattytato@gmail.com

n/a

petr & marla simic

petremarlasimic@hotmail.it

n/a

rui dias

rpmbd@hotmail.com

www.treh5.com

zette o. fray

zetteofray@noos.fr

myspace.com/zetteofray


Fonts used: Cooper Black and Rockwell. All Content Copyright 2007. Iniciativa Colectiva. All rights reserved. Published by: Chixink Media Services., Nicole Andujar and Ana Guaqueta. Copyright Notice: All work contained within this issue of Iniciativa Colectiva is the property of the respective artist. No reproduction of any content is allowed without proper written permission to the artist. Magazine Illustrations by Nicole Andujar. Thank You: To all the artists for participating and continued support from friends and family.

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