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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Béla Bácsi

Béla Bácsi's extraordinary marble and
bronze sculpture is exhibited coast to coast
and is held in significant collections
throughout the country.

Bácsi is a Professional Sculptor member
of the National Sculpture Society,
New York City (est. 1893).
In 1999 he won the organization's Gold Medal
and Maurice B. Hexter Prize for the Belgian
black marble chef d'oeuvre "Nipples of Venus".

He is also a Signature Member of the
California Art Club (est. 1906), one of the
oldest and most active professional arts
associations in the nation.
In 2001, fellow exhibitors at the CAC 91st
annual members' exhibition awarded him
the Gold Medal for the Carrara marble
masterwork "Driver of the Wheel".

He lives and works in Santa Barbara.

Ariel Gulluni

Habiendo dibujado desde que tengo memoria, recorrido senderos por el comic, el dibujo artístico, la ilustración y la pintura, nunca hasta hace aproximadamente tres años sospeché que ése era el espacio, el mundo que quería habitar.

Al terminar la secundaria, y pensando que no quería transformar en obligatorio algo que me gustaba y disfrutaba, decidí huírle a las institucionalizaciones del arte. Así que estudié sociología, donde gané un lenguaje rebuscado que hoy me cuesta simplificar, alimenté el gusto por teorizar y generalizar, e hice buenas migas con la filosofía.

Hoy, he descubierto y declarado que es éste mi mundo. Un mundo de luces, sombras, colores, aguarrás, grafito, papeles, viruta, pinceles, óleos y acrílicos. Y grandes monstruos del presente y del pasado acompañándonos.

Y aquí, en este espacio virtual, quisiera compartir algunos aspectos de éste mundo, que se ha convertido en mi presente y horizonte. La pintura, el dibujo, mis profesores y mis alumnos.

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Fritz Aigner

Fritz Aigner (July 13, 1930 – January 9, 2005) was an Austrian graphic artist and painter.

Aigner studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1947 to 1952. In 1952 he won an Austrian state fine arts prize for his artwork Die Klage des verlorgenen Sohnes. He worked later as an artist in Spain, Ireland, London and his hometown, Linz.

Aigner's work was overtly influenced by that of Rembrandt, notably in his oil painting Rembrandts Trick mit dem Licht. He was nicknamed "the Rembrandt of Linz". His artwork often featured dark, acherontic and apocalyptic scenes with allusions to society and well-known society figures.

After his death an Austrian journalist described Aigner as "an artist who dealt with the conflict areas eros and religion and between surrealism, realism and fantastic realism. Even allusions to the border of caricature can be found in his work."

Alex Castaneda

Oils and oils on skateboards

Wilfredo Alex Castañeda Paulino was born on June 21, 1985, Lima-Peru. He started his art career in 2003 at the Universidad de Las Americas Puebla, in Puebla-Mexico, where he studied one year and then returned back to his home land Peru (2004). Once there, he entered the fine arts school Corriente Alterna and graduated in 2009. Alex Castañeda’s work varies from 10 feet oil on canvas paintings to oil painted wooden skateboards. Most of his work is based on the human body, from the female nudes on skateboards to the women and monsters on his big canvas pieces which he renders with a classic touch of academicism. This reflects his admiration for the old masters like John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Zorolla and Anderns Zorn. He also touches local political themes that deal with corruption and the abuse of authority. He also works as a freelance CG illustrator.


Abigail Brown

Abigail spent a large amount of time as a child in the company of her grandma, an incredibly talented, hardworking seamstress, in a house strewn with loose threads and scraps of fabric.

'My grandma had a beautiful patchwork bag she kept all her fabric scraps in, ‘ the raggy bag’, and when I was old enough to display my feelings of desire for this magical object full of wondrous bits of colour, pattern and texture, she made me my very own, much littler version.'

There is nothing more natural to her than to work with fabric, using it to give life to the little creatures that form in her mind. Continuing to work in this way she feels forever connected to her childhood and the wonderful days she spent with her grandma.

Abigail is a continuous collector of fabrics, either bought new or used items she gathers to give new life to. Her pieces might be formed from her old pyjamas, someone's curtains from the 1970's or her friend's old skirt. She loves the colour and vibrancy of the new fabrics but the life that still lives on in an old garment or piece of cloth, and enjoys the process of turning it into something new. Her work centres around animals because they fascinate and inspire her.

Her work is all hand made; hand sewn by Abigail herself in her studio. Each piece is exquisitely crafted with great love and attention to detail. Whilst pieces are often replicated, no two will ever be the same and that is what makes each one such a treasure.

Abigail studied a BA in Surface Decoration and Printed Textiles, graduating in 2003. During and since that time she has worked as a designer and illustrator of children's books, children's wear, stationery, and greeting cards, and produced work for the advertising industry - all whilst continually exploring ideas in fabrics for herself.

After a magical journey exploring many countries around the world, Abigail moved to London eventually taking up residence at the award winning Cockpit Arts in central London, where we spends her days amongst many other talented makers.

She has enjoyed coverage in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Elle Decoration and Selvedge, been included in books published in Germany, USA, UK and Japan and has sold her work through many beautiful stores including Liberty in London, Takashimaya in New York, Bensimon in Paris, and through smaller but equally exquisite boutiques the world over.

She lives in East London with her boyfriend and a whole host of strange little creatures.

"Abigail produces her birds entirely by hand, in her studio in London, England. They are crafted from both new and reused materials. Each piece is utterly unique, no two pieces will ever be the same." ...

Marco Bonechi

Marco Bonechi was born in Florence the 31st of May 1944 and has lived with his wife Franca for 30 years in Figline Valdarno (FI). His first works were small pictures in oil from 1968 that portray the poetry of the farmhouses and the silently decayed castles in the heart of the Tuscan countryside where he decided to make his home and his family. Later, along with his wife, he followed a direction called pointed incision pointed and original dry etchings. These two techniques were used as the springboard for the artist in both the Italian and foreign graphics market. Starting from the'80s and continuing up until the present day, Marco has dedicated a lot of artistic "activity" in a wide range of styles and techniques, from oil painting on both canvas and wood, depicting Tuscan landscapes and classical ruins, to graphics, numbering sereral hundred of sculptures and engravings in terracotta, bronze and silver. For the artist, however, all this is not enough; Marco is always looking for something that no one has yet created, a technique never tried, a landscape never seen, architecture rich in fantasy and mystical qualities, in short a perfect example of what can be called "Researcher of Art".

Marco Bonechi nasce a Firenze il 31 Maggio 1944 e vive con la moglie Franca da oltre 30 anni a Figline Valdarno (FI). Troviamo le sue prime opere in dei piccoli quadri ad olio risalenti al 1968 che ritraggono la poesia dei casolari e dei castelli silenziosamente decaduti nel cuore della campagna toscana dove decide ci creare la sua abitazione e la sua famiglia. Successivamente, insieme alla moglie, incominciarono un percorso chiamato incisione a punta secca ed acqueforti originali. Queste due tecniche serviranno all'artista da trampolino di lancio nel mercato italiano e straniero della grafica. A partire dagl'anni '80 fino ad oggi Marco si è dedicato a moltissime "attività" artistiche che partono dalla pittura ad olio riportando sulla tela o sulle tavole paesaggi e rovine classiche, passando poi dalla grafica che conta centinaia e centinaia di incisioni e alle sculture in terracotta, in bronzo ed in argento. All'artista però, tutto questo non basta; Marco è sempre alla ricerca di qualcosa che nessuno ha ancora creato, una tecnica mai provata, una paesaggio mai visto, un architettura fantastica e mistica, un perfetto esempio di quello che si può chiamare "Ricercatore dell'Arte".


Freely adapted from "The Adventures of Pinocchio"
Story of a Puppet seen by Marco Bonechi

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