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Ramunas Grikevicius







Born in 1963, Panevezys (Lithuania).
I am a painter, also create pastel and computer graphic works in my studio.
I'm working as a teacher in the Art school, teaching painting and ceramics.
Since 1997 I'm a member of Lithuanian Artists Union.

Location
Panevezys, Lithuania

Education

1986 University of Siauliai (Lithuania).












Thanks Dovilė, great teacher you have :)

Adriano Fida







Adriano Fida, nato a Reggio Calabria, il 09.09.78, lavora a Roma.
Dopo aver intrapreso e terminato gli studi all’Istituto Statale d’Arte di Palmi, ha frequentato e concluso l’Accademia delle Belle Arti (RC), diplomandosi in pittura. Durante gli ultimi due anni di studi è stato selezionato tra i migliori allievi dell’Accademia di Reggio Calabria ed in seguito d’Italia per partecipare ad un particolare corso di affresco tenutosi a Maglione (TO) dal M.A.C.A.M. (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea all’Aperto di Maglione, fondatore del macam Maurizio Corgnati). Rarissimi “anziani” maestri come Silvano Gilardi in arte “Abacuc” gli hanno svelato i segreti di questa complessa tecnica così antica ed oggi rara. Dopo vari affreschi e approfondimenti sulla materia è stato giudicato e scelto per la realizzazione di un nuovo affresco all’interno del museo (M.A.C.A.M.) vantando, nel suo genere, uno dei primati europei con ben 156 opere di 139 artisti italiani e stranieri.
Attualmente è rappresentato dalla galleria “Collezionando Gallery” via dei Monti di Creta, 00167, Roma (email collezionandogallery@hotmail.it - tel. 06.6624970)




















Curriculum

1996 Premio Regionale “Educazione alla Salute” (CZ) 1° class.
1996 Premio F.I.D.A.P.A. “un manifesto per la Varia” (Palmi) 2° class.
1997 Premio estemporanea di pittura murale “Lo stretto” Villa San Giovanni (RC)
1998 Mostra collettiva “Indagini sul territorio della Calabria”, Azienda di promozione turistica (RC)
1998 Mostra collettiva”Arti figurative, arti applicate, musica e poesia” Auditorium Rosarno (RC)
1999 Selezione Nazionale per il laboratorio per l’affresco museo sui generis M.A.C.A.M. Maglione (TO).
2000 Premio Nazionale "I Templari, alle soglie del terzo Millennio" Salone di rappresentanza comune di Messina (ME)
2000 Selezione Nazionale per il laboratorio per l’affresco museo sui generis del M.A.C.A.M. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea all’Aperto di Maglione (TO), a sua volta .........selezionato per la realizzazione di un nuovo affresco, attualmente concluso e parte del museo
2003 1° edizione mostra d’arte contemporanea”Santagatiana” San Salvatore
2003 Premio di pittura estemporanea”Giuseppe taglieri” San Salvatore
2004 II Edizione “Mostra d’arte contemporanea Santagatiana”. Sottopasso palazzo San Giorgio, Reggio Calabria.
2004 8^ Edizione “Contemporanea”, Salone d’arte moderna e contemporanea. Forlì
2005 Mostra collettiva, Galleria d’arte “Mario Rutelli”. Palermo
2005 Mostra collettiva, arti figurative, GioiosaJonica(RC)
2005 Mostra collettiva, Museo Pietrarotta, Guardavalle (CZ)
2005 Mostra collettiva,Pittura arte e cultura, Chiostro di San Francesco, Montalto Uffugo (CS)
2006 Mostra personale,“Imperturbabili realtà”pitture e frammenti, Blue Dahlia Gallery art cafè,Marina di Goiosa Jonica(RC)
2006 Mostra collettiva, Pittura arte e cultura nella Calabria contemporanea , Chiostro di San Francesco, Montalto Uffugo (CS)
2006 Mostra collettiva “Gioia nell’Arte”, Palazzo Baldari ,Gioia Tauro (RC)
2007 Primo Premio Internazionale di Pittura Moderna e Contemporanea “Oltreandiamo”
2007 Rassegna d'Arte Contemporanea "Piana Arte" palazzo Grillo, Oppido Mamertina, Ass. Il Quadrifoglio
2007/08 XI Edizione GalaArte 2007, Premio speciale “Forma e Colore”per l’opera artistica, Sala Consiliare del Comune di Montalto Uffugo(CS)
2008 Actione Painting, “Porco di Min, Civiavecchia 1943“Attore Davide Tassi, Regia Giancarlo Fares, gruppo Cose, Rialto Santambrogio, Roma
2009 Mostra personale, “I mediocri”, Rialto Santambrogio, curatori, gruppo COSE, Roma
2009 Mostra personale, “IN-DIPENDENZE, vedere è sentire”Galleria l’ Agostiniana, Pzza del Popolo, Curatrice Ilenia De Leo, Roma
2009 Mostra personale, “Pepe e marmellata”, Galleria Collezionando Gallery, curatori Ada Egidio e Gianmarco Volpi, Roma

2009.Mostra collettiva, “La donna nell’arte”, Palazzo Nieddu del Rio, Locri (RC)
2010 Mostra collettiva “figurAZIONI”, Galleria mediTERRAneaMENTE-Arte, Locri (RC)
2010 Mostra personale, “formato A4” Galleria “Collezionando Gallery”, curatori Ada Egidio e Gianmarco Volpi, Roma












Alain Pontecorvo











Alain Pontecorvo, a native and resident of France has been a professional artist since he sold his first painting in 1960 as a student in the Decorative Art School of Paris.










Robert Fundis





(b. 1977) Since graduating from Binghamton University in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Robert has been living and working in Binghamton, New York. Taking full advantage of the area's vast amount of available, spacious, warehouse studio spaces, Robert continues to produce large scale figurative works - dynamic spectacles which seize the viewer's attention, yet contain quiet domains to rest within. His images are often silent and edgy, filled with multiple paradoxes that deal with contemplation, introspection, relationships & solitude, stillness and movement where we sometimes get a glimpse of a moving progression in space, over time, within the single image. They explore the psychological and existential questions dealing with the human condition. Through painting, he is able to investigate his own limits and boundaries in order to further his understanding of image making within the visual world.



















Natasha Zupan







Statement: Method, Material and Meaning My work is about a universe where time and emotionsintersect. I grew up in Europe and in the US, so have a dual perspective with regards to tradition in painting and aesthetics. My work is about duality and is informed by a cross-cultural exposure.The method, which predominates my work, is collage. It is not only the use of different materials, but also of different representational techniques. By de-contextualizing the language of representation, i.e. drawing, painting, color theory, and perspective etc., I reformulate to create a new space. My work is about this process of blurring boundaries and the dialectic between experimentation and tradition. I combine images from old masters, alchemical prints,contemporary artists, and bits from magazines and newspapers to create overlapping, intersecting worlds of transparencies and transformation. Collage allows emotions to converge with the material. I play with thejuxtaposition of the past and present in an atmosphere of no time. I seek barroc minimalism?
The materials I use consist of embroidered silks dating back from the 18th century coded withtime and mening. I use gold leaf, pigments; rabbit skin glue, acrylic, oil, charcoal, photographs,encyclopedias, magazines and current images from the Internet…

The work is informed by romance, desire, disillusion, torment, ecstasy, dream and myth.My best works are erotic displays of mental confusion particularly concerning relationships.I usually work in series to emphasize repetition, and obsession.







Quotes from the art critics:
“The contrasts and overlapping of images allow vibrant compositions of color and movement:
The maps of different types of love and the paths of desire intersect, oscillating between background and foreground. Sometimes they vanish, or reappear in the delicate markings of charcoal,or in the pattern of the underlying fabric. Every piece is a map of the mystery, which shrouds desire, in which we follow a path from our childhood fantasy into a secret world of adults.”

(Felipe Hernandez, Spain) “Reminiscent of Sigmar Polke’s alchemy

paintings, Zupan’s work is about the process that permits chance and intention to meet. Whereas Polke’s paintings set in motion processes that are related to paint and nature, Zupan’s paintings are about material and the human figure. They celebrate not only the luxurious nature of the material, but possiblehistories of those who wore them.”

(Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn NYC)

“And transparency, the transition between the temporal load of the silk −that’s the support: the moment when the dream combines with the tactile memory, when past faces present, and the artistic tradition challenges the contradictions and the ruptures of contemporary art... Natasha Zupan’s paintings are not just concepts that can be left behind to catch another more shocking idea. Her work holds poetry and ecstasy, deepness and translucency, sensibility and skill, and her contemporaneity goes beyond the trends and the clichés of the present: It is spiritual, subtle, and able to vary the light of our eyes like the skin o a chameleon…”.

(Felipe Hernandez, Spain)

“A piece that stands out, ‘the kissing plant’ which translates a visit to pre renaissance is now contextualized from a perspective transiting through art history to our times. She includes elements relative to a moment in history, such as the case with thei mages from Hieronymus Bosch. These, as well as confer a symbolist spirit to her work, also direct the viewers gaze, which must not only consist of an aesthetic realm, contemplative and hedonistic, but also must be imbued with the role of the reader, re interpreting the different layers with which the final image is created ”
(Carlos Jover, Spain)




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