Art Venti (b.1949, USA)
Engaged in Metamorphesis. Colored pencils on wood, 36x36 in
The New Requiem. Colored Pencils, 40x56 in
Spatial Colonies of the Inner Landscape. Colored Pencils, 34x51 in
Artist Art Venti likes to experiment with shadow, light and depth in an environment that starts with a forest of tissues in a light box. The view in this box of translucent paper suggests landscape scenes that seem to move and change as the sun crosses the sky. If the inferred panorama is beguiling enough, the mind will move from the seen to the unseen and finally to what can only be a dream. Sketches of these moments are assembled and used as an elementary scaffold to begin what becomes elaborately constructed worlds drawn in color pencil. When they are complete, the observer will have an opportunity to travel through random meaning to find his own personal significance.
Claire Fanjul (b.1986, Belgium)
The work of Claire Fanjul is placed under the sign of ambivalence. This young artist is steeped in the ancient culture and also mastered the traditional techniques such as engraving and etching. She draws her inspiration from the repertoire of primitive Flemish and German to shape her dreams and gives clearly a vision of the imagination of our century. Fanjul’s ink and line drawings have a dark edge with twisted characters, faces and fauna intertwined in a tapestry that tells its own story.
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Ethan Murrow (USA)
Ethan Murrow’s obsessively rendred drawings based on collaborative performances. Artist works with others whose ideas and contributions influence, inform and guide him: “This process began when my wife Vita Weinstein Murrow began filming, photographing and directing me in performances in 2004. Since then we have often worked as a duo, making short videos together. Often, the still imagery we collect forms the source material for large-scale graphite drawings that are obsessive documents of infatuated characters.” Despite a focus on working with others, the characters in recent narratives have been consistently averse to criticism and assistance. These figures, mostly male, are doomed to failure and prone to dysfunction.
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Gregory Markovic (France)
Grégory Markovic’s skies come from a dual research: the descriptive of a nature in constant renewal, but also the projection of our own passions. Because, paradoxically, the clouds are materialized by subtracting materials: black charcoal thickly applied on the entire surface of the white paper, then brushed and unified, then partially erased, sanded, removed to reveal the sensation of a pattern. Forms arise from the darkness, the artist “goes deeply into the light.”
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Beth Brown is a visual and sound artist, composer and musician practicing in Baltimore, Maryland. Her visual and sound pieces share a conceptual common thread of accumulation and texture as a means for creating complex systems that function as development of a language throughout her bodies of work. Through her individual drawings and sound pieces, installations, and albums, Brown explores the universal need to relate and problem-solve using an abstract vocabulary she has been generating with marks and sounds as her signifiers. Please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr for more work.
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Rosalie Kate Whittingham is an illustrator based in Manchester, United Kingdom, currently studying Fashion Illustration BA at the London College of Fashion. Whittingham’s work has a very feminine feel to it, focusing on delicate mark making and realism. Her portraits, although fashion based, are often quite emotive, and she strives to create pieces which connect with the viewer and tell some kind of story, which ever way it’s interpreted. Please visit her Behance or follow her Tumblr for more work.
Vous voici dans le monde de Renaud Buvry, un univers pictural riche en émotions et en saveurs pigmentées ! A travers des œuvres engagées, Renaud Buvry partage avec nous ses aventures intérieures par une mise en scène de couleurs subtiles de revendications…celles d’un homme libre.
Vernissage le mercredi 3 avril à 19h - 149 rue Amelot Paris 11e
2 artistes de la scène Parisienne lui donneront la réplique en musique :
Marie Prieux & Fred de Clerc
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Today: I’m not myself. Mood drawing on a found paper bag
Today: It’s not your fault. Black and white ink invert
Saskia Keultjes is an independent visual artist from Berlin, living and working in her home studio in Kreuzberg. She likes exploring new territories, and her drawings are spontaneous, simple, honest, brave and wild. She often purposefully leaves the mistakes in her work and likes to break the traditional instilled rules of art. Her favorite creation tools are: found things, ink, pen, pencil, brush pen, colored pencils and sometimes digital tools. Since age of 4, she always feel the need to express herself through different ways: singing, acting, dancing, writing and of course drawing. Through her artwork, she hopes to express exactly what is in her heart at an exact moment, and the sincere immediate urge of creating. Her own feelings and childhood memories are her greatest inspiration, but she is inspired by nature, contrasts, colors, lines, people and lights. Please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr for more work. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. (Interview with artist by Artchipel Mar-2013)
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Stéphanie Lemoin is a young artist from Namur, Belgium. At age of 16, she joined the IATA, Institute of Education Sciences Arts & Crafts Technique and learned to work on the emotional mind : imagination, creativity, sensitivity, approach techniques, critical thinking and personal reflection as the key drivers of this process. Stéphanie expresses herself through her artwork and is inspired by her fears and sadness. She draws on any paper and uses usually black marker, pencil and sometimes watercolor. Passionate about graphic composition, she also likes to combine her drawings with edited photos to create the effect of blur, transparency or layering. Please visit artist’s Flickr and Facebook or follow her Tumblr for more work. (Interview with artist by Artchipel Mar-2013)
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Kim Roselier is an artst / illustrator based in Paris, France. His beautiful surrealistic watercolour studies the human interaction, in which tangled masses of characters sometimes try and often fail to relate. Blending an unwieldy painterly medium with precise lines, Roselier expresses the wild and weird of his mind and creates a fascinating texture and vision. (cf. Juxtapoz Magazine) Please visit artist’s website or follow his Tumblr for more work.
Yohan Sacré is a young illustrator artist from Belgium. We can’t find much in the way of a biography, but the subtlety, simplicity, and whimsy of his pencil drawings speak volumes, revealing an artist with an expansive imagination and a sweetly sincere visual sensibility (cf. juxtapoz) Please visit awebsite or follow his Tumblr for more work.
Rene Almanza (b.1979, Mexico)
Perdida de la inocencia del inconciente colectivo. Oleo sobre tela, 1,20x1,80 m
M1-17. Tinta china sobre papel, 76x106 cm
Originally from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Rene Almanza graduated from the School of Visual Arts of the UAN. He began working during his adolescence as a visual artist; first in graphic novels, underground fanzines, the newspapers of Monterey, and later in printed media mainly designing signs. In 2000 he joined the editorial/political cartoon department of the group Reforma, illustrating various articles. After Reforma, he joined the Shinseken Editorial group of Tokyo, working in a illustrated project which collected folk tales from around the world. Currently he is working with the publishing house Sirpus (Barcelona, Spain), illustrating a series of bilingual books on the history of the Zapotec communities of Oaxaca. Almanza has received several international recognitions for his beautifully frantic line work that exudes urgency, passion, and agitation. Many thanks to nearlya for this Tumblr Monday to introduce us Rene Almanza!
Born in a small village in the south of Sweden, Julia Mai is a freelance Illustrator now based in Reykjavík, Iceland. What Julia Mai expresses in her artwork she says is a tricky question, as it is the soul way to express herself. She often gets surprised with what comes out on the paper. Her inspiration comes from everything around her: people she meets, imaginary or real, and stories they tell her. The human nature, our flaws and our beauty. “And the nature, which especially here in Iceland with it’s mythical scenery gives a quite unreal feeling,” she says, “I guess that what I do gives me the opportunity to flee, it’s like daydreaming put on paper, if that makes any sense.” Please visit artist’s Behance, Facebook page or follow her Tumblr for more work. (Interview with artist by Artchipel Jan-2013)
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