Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place, Toronto - architect Santiago Calatrava
“…how important it is that architecture does not become a predator on the landscape, but rather gives dignity and human scale to its environment.” - Santiago Calatrava
Tommaso Ottieri (b.1971, Italy)
Scala. Olio e cera su tavola, 140x200 cm (2010)
Fenice. Olio e cera su tavola, 100x160 cm (2010)
A moving road, a rising palace, an abandon square or tower… Tommaso Ottieri paints the same scene for years, as a camera on a tripod locked. All together, the multiple transformations that occurs daily, becomes a moving virtual bodies, an explosion, a show. Great thanks to devidsketchbook for introducing us this Monday Tommaso Ottieri!
Sharon Dowell (USA)
At Last (Thank You Universe). Acrylic & ink on canvas, 12″ x 12″
Annie. Acrylic and ink on canvas, 48″ x 48″
The works of artist Sharon Dowell focus on the Universe’s hand coupled with the choices we make that bring us to where we are at this moment in time: “I capture the energy of place, the economic boom and downturn, and explore the theme of man vs. nature. Recent travels to Iceland, Mexico, and Berlin have especially impacted my work. Interested in the documentation of memory and place, I strive to find beauty in often overlooked structures and spaces. At times, commentaries on the changing environment and political or social references surface in the work.” Many thanks to darksilenceinsuburbia for having introduced us Sharon’s work!
Raw, experience, environment, Kiran Sharma’s influence derives from vernacular architecture in its undeveloped primal state. “I depict the environment exposed the way I experience it…imperfect. Highlighting rough textures and detailing the construction materials and the exposure of these elements to the environment. There is something beautiful in my mind of the inherent qualities these materials possess and the changes that take place over time.” The expression of light and dark plays a special emphasis in the compositions Kiran picks, how little or how much light depends on what emotion she wants to convey, this is largely focussed on her own emotional state at the time of painting. You can visit her website or follow her Tumblr for more work. (Interview with artist by ARTchipel July-2012)
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