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MARCH 2008 Nº. 3 Vol. 2

A collective by artists for artists. Tell everyone.

Pg 36 Art Digest

MARCH FEATURED ARTISTS • Brian M. Viveros / USA • Greg Turco / USA

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March 2008 A year has passed since my life changed forever. I have continued this project in honor of my best friend, my love Ricardo Bonilla. He inspired me to do everything I have ever wanted to achieve and to believe in myself. He was my ultimate supporter. Anytime I had a crazy idea, he was all for it and always said that if I needed his help I didn't even have to ask. I miss that and a whole lot more. I continue to meet incredible people everyday and I see a little bit of him in everyone. I am always reminded that you must continue to do what you love. No matter what. Whatever moves you, whatever your heart desires, whatever makes you happy, do it. You'll not only make yourself happy, but everyone around you happy. It's contagious. And so I keep making this magazine, because it makes me happy. I meet incredible artists that inspire me and make me see things in ways I can only dream of. I make this for you baby. To Life and Love. Nicole Andujar Editor-in-Chief


iniciativa colectiva Jason Amos Oaks.......................................................................... USA Andrea Armstrong................................................................ Canada Brian M. Vivieros............................................................................ USA Candy Bird................................................................................ France Danny Ronald Hananto..................................................... Indonesia Denise Fort.......................................................................... Germany Dennise Rodriguez........................................................... Puerto Rico Erin and Kelly Carty............................................................... Canada Francesca Sardigna..................................................................... Italy Gabriel Silva..................................................................................Brazil Greg Turco..................................................................................... USA Jerard C. Raines............................................................................ USA Mike Blanchett............................................................................... USA Max Montano................................................................................ Italy Momo1030.................................................................. Vienna/Austria Pulpo Corporate.................................................................Argentina Romak Klonek...................................................................... Germany Sam Ramos......................................................................... Philippines


FEATURED ARTISTS

Brian M. Viveros_ _________________________ 66

ILLUSTRATION

Jason Amos Oaks_ _______________________ 09

Greg Turco_______________________________ 50

Candy Bird_______________________________ 13 Danny Ronald Hananto___________________ 14 Denise Fort_______________________________ 16 Dennise Rodriguez________________________ 22 Erin & Kelly Carty_ ________________________ 23 Gabriel Silva______________________________ 26 Jerard C. Raines__________________________ 28 Momo1030_______________________________ 30 Pulpo Corporate_ ________________________ 34 Roman Klonek____________________________ 36

ART DIGEST

Art Digest________________________________ 40

PHOTOGRAPHY

Francesca Sardigna______________________ 43

MIXED MEDIA

Mike Blanchett___________________________ 59

PAINTING

Max Montano____________________________ 74

NEWS/EVENTS

Kitoko Dome_____________________________ 76

Attila Basso_______________________________ 46

Sam Ramos______________________________ 75

Credits___________________________________ 77


‘approach’ by JASON amos oaks

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‘abeja blanca’ by JASON amos oaks

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'dirty trick' by JASON amos oaks

‘éphémÈre' by candy bird

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'distance between us' by danny ronald hananto

‘winter sister’ by Danny Ronald Hananto

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窶話eachhouse with studio' by denise fort

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'forest's last trees' by denise fort

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‘lisboa' by denise fort

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'last year' by dennise rodriguez

'untitled' by erin and Kelly carty

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'untitled' by erin and kelly carty

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'boracho' by gabriel silva

‘orange’ by gabriel silva

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'essence' by jerad c. raines

‘revolution’ by jerad c. raines

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'feed me with music' by momo1030

‘hungry for more’ by momo1030

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‘MRS. SELECTOR’ by TMOMO1030

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‘tress’ by PULPO CORPORATE

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'buck up' by roman klonek

‘Fight' by roman klonek

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'party starts' by roman klonek

‘reculez’ by roman klonek

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ART DIGEST

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HAPPENINGS, SHOWS, ART FAIRS & COMPETITIONS

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ICON05 | NYC | 08 | THE ILLUSTRATION CONFERENCE | NEW YORK, NY ICON5 will be held in New York City at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan. This year's theme, The Big Picture, is more than a slogan, it is the perspective through which we see our future – a future of limitless possibilities for illustrators as thinkers, story tellers and providers of creative content. The conference promises to examine and discuss the current creative and economic forces that our industry faces today. The ICON continues to gather the industry's best and brightest talent to present and talk about their work, their business, their lives, and their passion for illustration. ICON5 is going a step further with ambitious attendance goals, increased global involvement and more pre-conference events to make the ICON5 experience a must-do for 2008.

Expo Dates: JULY 2 - 5, 2008 Location: NEW YORK, NY Web: theillustrationconference.org

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The mission of Flashbelt is to bring together new media designers, developers and enthusiasts to share knowledge, inspiration and build community. It's about professional development and creative inspiration. The annual Flashbelt conference brings a few hundred designers and developers together in Minneapolis to get their geek on. Attendees mix, mingle and learn from a cadre of rock-star designers, whiz-kid developers, and best-selling authors. These industry leaders give presentations and lead workshops on an array of timely technology topics. They teach tangible skills, inspire by example and answer lots of questions from attendees. As you might have guessed most of these topics revolve around Adobe Flash and related technologies. Info: (612) 827-8062

Web: flashbelt.com

STEDELIJK MUSEUM CS | THE NETHERLANDS The exhibition Never Mind That Noise You Heard provides an opportunity to see (and hear!) recent videos and installations by the collaborative artist team of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. In the exhibition, the Stedelijk Museum CS is presenting two large installations: Wake Up and Sediments, Sentiments (Figures of Speech), alongside four video works. The selection of works presented all have in common a shared interest in noise and its structuring through music. The continuum between these two ends becomes a potentially rich tool through which cultural, social, and political relationships can be both challenged. Many works in the exhibition are the outcome of the investigations of the artists into how power, militarism, and war are encoded in to sound. Each work explores innovative ways to generate sound.

Location: Oosterdokskade 5, Amsterdam Info: stedelijk.nlz

BOWERY GALLERY NATIONAL JURIED SHOW 2008 DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2008

GOOD 50x70 | DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2008 Good 50×70 is a competition to raise awareness amongst the creative community of the power we have to be a force for good. All you have to do is pick a topic that inspires you and submit a poster on that theme. 210 posters will be selected by our jury of leading designers and exhibited around the world and published in a catalogue.

Media: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media For more information, visit: bowerygallery.org

Media: Illustration, Graphic Design For more information, visit: good50x70.org

COMPUTER ARTS| GRADUATE SHOWCASE DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2008

Media: Illustration & 2D, Graphic Design, 3D Artwork Web & Interactive Media, Animation, Video For more information, visit: computerarts.co.uk

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Bowery Gallery in New York, NY announces a call to artists for its 16th annual juried competition, held July 29 - August 16. Juror: Jed Perl. Open to two-dimensional media including: painting, drawing, print making and mixed media. Sculpture is not eligible. No work will be accepted from non-US addresses. $30.00 for 1-3 images. $5 for each additional image.

Now in its 12th year, the Graduate Showcase is Computer Arts’ annual compilation of the best student design work. The Graduate Showcase is eagerly anticipated by the design industry and community, with both studios and agents looking to sign promising new talent. It’s a great way to kick-start your design career!

FLASHBELT | DESIGN. DEVELOP. ENGAGE | MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Expo Dates: JUNE 10 - 13, 2008 Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Web: whitney.org

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES / JUROR COMPETITIONS

(Future of Web Design) returns to London! An must see event for people who are serious about cutting edge inspiration, advice and best practice. The conference includes Speakers and Workshops. Seize the unique opportunity to get expert advice from the Grand Masters of Web Design. The workshops will allow you to learn from the best and become the best! There are 8 fantastic workshops to choose from. As with the last FOWD you can choose one for the morning session and another for the afternoon, to make one jam packed day to pick the brains of our speakers!

Web: futureofwebdesign.com

The Whitney Biennial 2008 runs through June 1. The Biennial will extend beyond the Museum to Park Avenue Armory (at 67th Street) with installations and performances daily through March 23. Featuring 81 visionary artists, with works ranging from a dance marathon to a man-made animal habitat in the Museum's sculpture court, the 2008 Biennial shows where American art stands today. Donna De Salvo noted, “The Biennial is a laboratory, a way of ‘taking the temperature’ of what is happening now and putting it on view. It influences our thinking on multiple levels and, for the Whitney, translates directly into the choices we make about our exhibitions and collections. In dealing with the art of the present, there are no easy assessments, only multiple points of entry. For the Whitney, and for our public, we hope the Biennial is one way in.” Expo Dates: March 6-June 1, 2008 Info: (212) 570-3600

FOWD | THE FUTURE OF WEB DESIGN | LONDON, UK

Conference Dates: APRIL 17-18, 2008

THE WHITNEY BIENNAL 2008 | WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART | NEW YORK, NY

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WOLDA | THE WORLDWIDE LOGO DESIGN ANNUAL DEADLINE: MAY 280, 2008 WOLDA '08 IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES! Wolda is the highprofile graphic design awards scheme that rewards the best logos and trademarks designed throughout the world. All the winning logos will be showcased online and published in a printed annual of exceptional quality printed on Sappi acclaimed papers by Fontegrafica. Media: ILLUSTRATION, GRAPHI DESIGN For fees and award info, visit: WOLDA.org

ADOBE® DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS | DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2008 The 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards gives higher education students from around the world the creative license to propel their careers in the future. Enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas endorsed by the industry, over 60$K US in cash prizes will be awarded in New York City. About ADAA The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition — which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software — honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world's top institutions of higher education. Media: All For fees and award info, visit: adaaentry.com

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‘mandelli #4’ by Francesca Sardigna

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‘mandelli #2a’ by Francesca Sardigna

‘mandelli #2b’ by Francesca Sardigna

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‘ego bath’ by attila Basso

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‘ego hash’ by attila Basso

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featured artist

GREG TURCO 34 years old • usa

INTERVIEW

1. What type of medium do you work with and explain how you use it? (Paint, design, photography, collage) I'm a photographer but my use of the medium is atypical in today's largely digital world. Unlike the majority of photographers I know I still use film as a starting point. I've heard every argument in the book for why digital is better but I just don't buy it. Film is what I know and what feels right to me. That being said, the rest of my process is digitally based. In other words I scan my film and print out digitally. I do believe in retaining the integrity and honesty that film brings to the equation though so nothing is enhanced or altered beyond what can be done with traditional printing methods. 2. What was your main interest in producing this artwork, or is there a statement you wanted to convey? I didn't wake up one day and decide to become a photographer. For as long as I can remember I have been actively involved in one art form and another, from drawing and painting to print-making to sculpture. At some point I have been involved in, and still remain enthralled with, most every form of art. Photography was different though. It came to me at a crucial point in my artistic development and motivated me to look to the world around me to find what I had been trying all those years to create. Photography has radically changed the way I see the world and has provided a platform on which I’ve been able to mature as an artist. What makes my photography unique is my appreciation for the other mediums I have worked with throughout my life. In my photographic work I find that I’m intrigued by the same minute details that captured my imagination when I would draw, the same broad brush strokes of color that inspired me to paint, and the same unusual textures that I employed in my metal sculptures. So in a very profound way photography satisfies all of the various reasons I make art and has accordingly become my principle area of concentration. The photographs that I have submitted represent various projects from almost ten years of what I consider my most substantial bodies of work. I hope not only that the common thread between them is obvious, but also that they just as easily stand on their own. My intent varies in each photograph. Some tell the story of a place, some the story of a thing. Some are meant to draw attention to the details of line, some to the randomness of texture. Some explore the innumerable facets of human relationships through items left behind. Some explore man’s relationship to, and impact on, his surroundings. The most crucial element to me though is that all of these components merge to create a compelling, visually appealing photograph.

6. Where does your inspiration come from? Or is there any particular movement, artwork or artist you find yourself influenced by? Not being an art historian I'd say early 19th to mid-20th century movements have had a big influence on the way I see the world. I'm interested in the cubists, the dadaists, the expressionists, and of course the realists. In particular, Braques, Mondrian, Picasso, Millet, Manet, Kandinski, and Miro to name a few. Of course there are different reasons that I'm attracted to each of them. As photographers go my first influences were Walker Evans, Eugene Atget, Robert Frank, and Harry Callahan. More contemporary photographers include Richard Misrach, William Eggelston, Robert Parke-Harrison, Ernst Haas, William Christenberry, Chuck Close, and Gregory Crewdson. That's probably more than you were looking for but it's really just the tip of the iceberg. And to be honest very few of these artists work in similar ways to myself but when I look at their work I get that sense of awe that inspires me to go out and make my own work. I think that the act of looking at art is my single biggest inspiration. 7. How do you see yourself five years from now? How do you see your artwork evolving from now? I think it's impossible to say. The very nature of evolution prevents us from seeing what's around the corner and honestly I wouldn't have it any other way. However, based on the way I've been moving in the recent past I'd imagine I'll be looking more at line and shape and color in a more abstract way and dealing less and less with anything resembling an actual subject. Name: Greg Turco

Age: 34

Email: greg@turcophotography.com

Website: turcophotography.com

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) There's no real process per say to what I do. It's really very organic for me. The majority of what I love about photography is not the craft of print-making or the science of the chemistry (or what used to be chemistry and is now computer work) it's the vision. I enjoy realizing the potential through the lens and releasing the shutter. One of my favorite quotes is from Henri Cartier-Bresson, he said "Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks". The "hunt" he refers to is what inspires me. And working with film and its inherent limitations interests me because it forces me to work within the realm of what can't be done rather than the endless possibilities of modern digital photography. 4. How did you get started with your artistic career? Well as I made reference to in the artist statement above, I've always been involved with art in some fashion. I really believe I was just born with those genes. As for photography in particular though the first time I ever used a camera with the intent of making art was about a year into my BFA degree at the University of Georgia. I had had some basic photography classes in high school but didn't really wrap my head around it until then. I was fortunate to have Mark Steinmetz and Stephen Scheer, a couple of very strong photographers to guide me along at first. 5. What would you say is one of your greatest accomplishments? Involving art I'd say my greatest accomplishment by far has been successfully establishing and maintaining my fine art photography business to the point that I'm able to comfortably support myself and my family. In fact I'd say that overall that's one of the things I'm most proud of because to me it's so very important to do what you love for a living.

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'ORTHO VETTE‘’ by GREG TURCO

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'mae's stairs' by greg turco

‘fairlane' by greg turco

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'talking chairs' by greg turco

'school bus' by greg turco

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'color fields' by greg turco

'bedsprings’ by greg turco

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‘slodunny by mike blanchett

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‘slobart by mike blanchett

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‘sloqee’ by mike blanchett

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featured artist

BRIAN M. VIVEROS CALIFORNIA • usa

INTERVIEW

1. What type of medium do you work with and explain how you use it? (Paint, design, photography, collage) I use a combination of oils, acrylics, airbrush and a pack of Marlboro Lights to bring my Smoking Gals to life. I like to layer things in soft tones and then work my way to the dark side. I begin with a tight sketch with a graphite pencil and then transfer it onto the board. After that I start building color with oils and use the airbrush and acrylics for detail. My process is a little drunk and backwards but I like it because I never really know how things are going to play out and how the final piece is going to look.

7. How do you see yourself five years from now? How do you see your artwork evolving from now? In five years I should be smoking more, drinking more and painting more. Maybe in a mental institution or something-HA! I really would like to have a book out by then, a collection of all my girls and photos and stuff. A real nice book. I would also like to have another film done by then working on bigger projects and painting on bigger boards. But I'll get back at ya in five years and let's chat some more. Take care everybody and I thank you and the codeine for this opportunity.

Please check out my website for Limited Edition Signed and numbered Gicleé prints of my work at: www.brianMviveros.com

2. What was your main interest in producing this artwork, or is there a statement you wanted to convey? My purpose is to keep my ARM-ME growing. An Army of Strong, Sexy, Smoking, Surreal, women of power. I like the idea of this type of movement. And what better way to express it than through the form of a woman. It's like they've been through it all but still have time to pose for my camera eye. The cigarette is a part of me and I try to convey that through my work which has become my signature trademark. It's also a lot easier to paint than a can of beer in every fucking painting. 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) Well usually a smoke then some music and then a long prayer to Satan, just kidding. I usually have a lot of doodles of concepts for paintings, words I've heard and written down, sometimes a word can make the painting, sometimes a word can take it home. I also like to cut out interesting photos for reference or just photos to stick on my wall. I mix it all up and see where it takes me.

4. How did you get started with your artistic career? My career began when I participated in The Art of Porn exhibition held in Switzerland (1997), where I exhibited with H.R. GIGER (my favorite artist) thanks to friend and art advisor Les Barany (Giger's agent). I thank ya brutha' and I'll never forget. It was my first real exhibition with many artist I've always admired and looked up to. A huge turning point in my life and a beginning for my Smoking Gals. Two years ago I had a solo exhibition at The Museum of Porn In ARt in Zurich Switzerland this was an AWESOME trip because Giger had invited me and my wife to visit with him at his home. So fucking amazing and a dream come true.

5. What would you say is one of your greatest accomplishments? When i made my directing debut in 2005 with my first surreal film DISLANDIA: A disturbing observance of a child existing in an indistinguishable time and place. That was quite an accomplishment for me at that time and just that i was able to complete the film and get it distributed world wide to the masses, really made me happy. My goal is always what can I leave behind and film is the greatest way of capturing and saving these moments that will live on forever . Just recently I was in Amstredam and saw my film on the shelf of this cool ass video store. It was such a rad moment. I must thank Cult Epics for picking up my first film and supporting my artistic movement, a movement of surreal films that will live on.

For more info about my film DISLANDIA and the upcoming full length surreal film SOUTHERN please visit www.dislandia.com or for just great films visit www.cultepics.com 6. Where does your inspiration come from? Or is there any particular movement, artwork or artist you find yourself influenced by? Panique!panique!panique! movement. Influence can come from all around. What inspires me though is just observing, taking it all in day by day. The people you see, the crazy fucked up things you hear and then you say to yourself "That would be a great idea for a painting or a scene or something I should make note of so I don't forget." I also enjoy looking at the greats and masters' works for inspiration like SCHIELE / PICASSO / WARHOL / GIGER / KLIMT / BEARDSLEY / FRAZETTA / MUCHA.

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‘after midnight’ by brian m. viveros

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'protect your head' by brian m. viveros

‘dirtyland’ by brian m. viveros

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'drink' by brian m. viveros

‘cochina’ by brian m. viveros

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'love & a cigarette' by brian m. viveros

‘Open wide’ by brian m. viveros

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'untitled' by max montano

'Campiforbi' by sam ramos

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EVENTS

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Francesco LoCastro

Johnny Robles Kitoko Dome | Vernissage 01 February 9th was the opening day for Kitoko Dome's first show in South Beach, FL. The show, curated by Francesco LoCastro, featured work by fellow S. FL residents LEBO, Sas and Collin Christian and Johnny Robles as well as Californian renowned artist Tim BIskup. The artwork was refreshing and the live installation by LoCastro was candy for the eyes.

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Sas Christian

KITOKO DOME PICS

Kitoko Dome Art Gallery & Project Space is located at the Palm Court Building 309 23rd Street (off Collins Avenue) Miami Beach, FL 33139 PH: 954.825.6451 E-mail: kitokodome@gmail.com

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Fonts used: Oceanus, ITC Avant Garde & Meta All Content Copyright 2008. 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 from the artist. Magazine Illustrations by Nicole Andujar. Thank You: To all the participating artists and for their continued support.


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