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interview: Gloria Keh

Gloria KehImage courtesy of Gloria Keh

Interview: Gloria Keh

Luca Curci talks with Gloria Keh during VISIONS of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL in Venice.

Gloria Keh was born in 1952 in Singapore. Her late father, the oil painter Martin Fu, a struggling artist, was her first teacher, introducing Gloria to the world of art, to European opera, and classical music. Her earliest memories are of sitting for hours, posing for his portrait paintings, mixing oil paints, and cleaning brushes. In 2008, Gloria founded Circles of Love, an art-based non-profit charity outreach programme, using her art in the service to humanity. Facilitating workshops in Mandala art and symbolism, as well as in art journaling, Gloria is highly committed to fundraising through the sale of her art and services, to support charities both in Singapore as well as internationally.

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Interview: Nargiza Usmanova

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Interview: Nargiza Usmanova

Luca Curci talks with Nargiza Usmanova during VISIONS of ANIMA MUNDI in Venice.
Nargiza Usmanova is a designer & visual artist based in Toronto (Ontario, Canada). Nargiza’s career has spanned different fields of visual art, including light installations, performances, interior and wall arts, exhibit design, graphic design, illustration, and painting. This broad experience provides her a base for her passion of art lighting. Nargiza works with light in art and architecture, including designing light in public areas, interior spaces, performances, and installations. Nargiza’s art is in private collections in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Turkey, and Canada. Member of the Belarusian Union of Designers since 2002.

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interview: Heinz-Peter Schepp

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Interview: Heinz-Peter Schepp

Luca Curci talks with Heinz-Peter Schepp during LIQUID ROOMS, The Labyrinth and VISIONS, The Garden of Liquid Identities in Venice.

Heinz-Peter Schepp was born in 1960 in Duisburg (Germany). He started his career back in 1984 with a Nikon FE2. He always has been inspired by street photography with the desire to create pictures as stunning as the ones of the greatest photographers. Schepp searches constantly to capture unique moments with his camera. His artworks has been displayed all over the world, in Europe and Central America.

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Interview: GB Group

Interview: GB GroupCose Scritte e Riscritte. Image courtesy of GB Group

Interview: GB Group

Luca Curci talks with GB Group during VISIONS of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL in Venice.

GB Group is committed to creating immersive performance art. The group’s artistic practice was born with the intent to design performances to be carried out exclusively by their audience, thus rendering them protagonists of the performances. The public becomes the artistic medium used by GB Group to produce pieces of art. These artworks are referred to as ‘living objects’. The living objects pertaining to each performance differ in their aesthetic and aim. Nonetheless they have a common characteristic: they are all subject to ‘conditions of existence’. Every living object is sold alongside with a legal agreement that obliges the owner (or owners) to interact with the object in specific moments throughout their ownership of the work. The legal agreements and the photographs documenting the evolution of the work’s mutation thus become an integral part of the artwork. This material represents the ‘biography’ or story of the piece.

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Interview: Ehud ben Hur

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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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