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Interview: Ehud ben Hur

INTERVIEW: EHUD BEN HURImage courtesy of Ehud ben Hur

Interview: Ehud ben Hur

Luca Curci talks with Ehud ben Hur during CONSCIOUSNESS of ANIMA MUNDI Festival 2017 in Venice.

Ehud ben Hur was born in 1955 in Jerusalem, Israel as the first son of Meriam and Nahum ben Hur. His mother was a graduate of the Bezalel school of art in Jerusalem were she learned special weaving in classical methods. She encouraged him with painting from a young age, his father was a professor of plastic surgery.

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Interview: Johanna Mangold and Jan-Hendrik Pelz

Interview: Johanna Mangold and Jan-Hendrik PelzImage courtesy of Johanna Mangold and Jan-Hendrik Pelz

Interview: Johanna Mangold and Jan-Hendrik Pelz

Luca Curci talks with Johanna Mangold and Jan-Hendrik Pelz during RITUALS of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL in Venice.

Johanna Mangold was born in 1984 in Kempten (Germany). She studied from 2006 to 2007 at the “Akademie für Gestaltung” in Regensburg (Germany) and from 2007 to 2015 she studied painting and graphic arts at the “Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Germany) with Prof. Cordula Güdemann and Prof. Rolf BierJan-Hendrik Pelz, born in 1984 in Filderstadt (Germany), studied painting and sculpture at the “Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart” with Christian Jankowski. 2010 he was a scholar in Hungary and Switzerland. 2017 he got the master-student scholarship at the academy.

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Interview: Chris Horner

Interview: Chris Horner
Liner trace | Image courtesy of Chris Horner

Interview: Chris Horner

Luca Curci talks with the artist Chris Horner during VISIONS of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL in Venice.
Chris Horner (b.1988) graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art from the University of Creative Arts, 2012 and is currently studying for his Masters in Fine Arts (Proposed Graduation 2018). During this time his work has been exhibited broadly around the UK, most notably in May 2017 where his work was selected for the London International arts competition at the HLS Gallery in London, and most recently an international arts festival in Venice, Italy, and an International Contemporary Art Fair in London. Chris’ practice explores a relationship between artist and surface which inherits themes such as converting, transforming and materializing. His obsession to capture and produce can be witnessed through his intensified forms, which include the subject matters of sculpture and painting.

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Interview: Sandra Paris

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Interview: Sandra Paris

Luca Curci talks with Sandra Paris during VISIONS of ANIMA MUNDI Festival in Venice.

Sandra Paris is a french self-taught painter born in 1977. She live and work near Paris.
After art studies, Sandra became a graphic artist in a publishing house but she missed painting. At that time, she was always working on computer and she needed to work on the painting matter again. So she decided to go back to it.

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Interview: S. Bülent Sancar

 Interview: S. Bülent SancarImage courtesy of S. Bülent Sancar

Interview: S. Bülent Sancar

Luca Curci talks with S. Bülent Sancar during the event CONTEMPORARY VENICE – ITSLIQUID International Art Show at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space in Venice.

S. Bülent Sancar was born in 1973 in Istanbul. Graduated from Marmara Faculty of Fine arts/Ceramic and Glass division with a degree as the 3rd honorary student which he started in 1996. In 2000 his art pieces were exhibited at an exhibition where under 30 years old young ceramic artists displayed their works of art. He displayed his creations inspired from his love of Sea during his school years; in 2004 with 43 other ceramic artists. The exhibition was named “We Kiln the Sea” and for the first time in the world; it was presented under the water. In 2005 his ceramic sculpture “Octopus” from his collection is chosen as a cover photograph for the Dutch magazine “Keramiek” published monthly. He was the first Turkish artist ever accomplishing this success. “Angel Fish” ceramic artwork which he created for the same collection is chosen among many pieces to be gifted to Mr Rahmi Koc on his way back from sailing around the world with his sailboat Nazenin. 

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Interview: Dide Siemmond

INTERVIEW: DIDE SIEMMOND
Image courtesy of Dide Siemmond & Tobias Ford

Interview: Dide Siemmond

Luca Curci talks with Dide Siemmond during Contemporary Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space in Venice.

British author, composer and interdisciplinary artist, Dide Siemmond has written seven books and a theatre play; composed music, sometimes using a composition method she designed herself; and created interdisciplinary cross-medium art. She has been described so: ‘Dide has stood apart, as an individual capable of shifting literally trends and genres, with the ability to create new profound content, which could be pertinent to audiences the world over’.

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Interview: Ellen Grael

Interview: Ellen GraelImage courtesy of Ellen Grael

Interview: Ellen Grael

Luca Curci talks with Ellen Grael during VISIONS of ANIMA MUNDI Festival in Venice.

Ellen Grael started drawing at a very early age. When she was eight years old, she made her first attempt in serious model drawing. In her teens she followed private classes with a number of different artists, they gave lessons in all kinds of techniques like oil-painting, landscape-drawing and most important the washed ink technique. When she was seventeen, she visited Italy for the first time, admiring the work of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, del Sarto and many other famous artists. Then a new world opens her artistic eye and it was of great influence for her career. At eighteen she went to the Academy of Art at Groningen, a good old classical academy where she learned for instance making her own oilpaints, acrylic and inks.

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