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INTERVIEW: ALICENT ART

Interviews | September 22, 2020

Since arriving on the art scene in 2013, Italian born, London based Alicent has gradually integrated within the art community. Inspired by her love for nature and her own life experiences, she works with acrylic on canvas, using mainly the palette knife and drip painting techniques. Read more


INTERVIEW: ALBERTO COVI

Interviews | September 22, 2020

Alberto Covi was born in Vicenza the 3th June 1984. He's a visual art designer that lived in Vicenza, London, Venice and now in Amsterdam. During his teenage years he attended an art school in Vicenza, then he changed for an high school of graphic design where he get passion of graffiti art. He also won a contest of graphic illustration set up by the Italian Heraldic Council. Read more


INTERVIEW: ELSA EGON

Interviews | September 21, 2020

"Art represents for me a 'ligne de vie'. I have been painting since my 15 years: since then, artistic practice has accompanied all my experiences as a girl, woman, mother. My only safety net in the most difficult situations, today represents the way to seek beauty in the objects and materials we use every day. I often work starting from a material that already carries a story in it, because it has been found, extracted and reused. It may perhaps be recognized by the people who had it in their hands. Somehow, it tells a collective story, piecing together, to establish bonds, but at the same time fixing my experiences." Read more


INTERVIEW: ROSWITHA KLOTZ

Interviews | September 20, 2020

Roswitha Klotz is a visual artist and musician living in Regensburg, Germany. From an early age, she turned to painting and music and was successful in both disciplines. After graduating from high school, she first studied music and musicology in Munich, then art and art history. Her path took her from Bad Kissingen to Munich and Regensburg, to Belgium and Austria, to the USA, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Read more


Interview: Lidea Hajjar

Interviews | September 19, 2020

Mother of four young men, Lidea M. Hajjar, from the Land of Cedars, a tiny spot on the world map, yet Lebanon is mentioned more than 70 times in the Holy Book. Faith and experiences shaped her multidimensional personality, translated in her ambitions, generosity, thoughtfulness, and passion. Pleasantly calm, she fights for what she desires with the belief that great things don’t come easily. Full- time learner, motivated by her love for everything around her, because she says we are part of the universe and we have plenty of resources. She got her degree in Interior Architecture with honours from the Lebanese American University along with her two elder boys, and another degree in psychology from Lebanese University. She speaks 5 languages and the sixth being a universal one, Art, became her greatest language. She designs her projects, plays guitar, dances, and paints with her body, mind, and soul. And in her Ted talk about Architecture and Tango, Lidea stated that everything is correlated, and every work should be done passionately. For years, her little free time occupation was painting, using different techniques and mediums. But fell lately for the acrylic abstracts, where she finds her hand wandering over the canvas, evoking lots of her emotions, and emanating unlimited expressions, especially in a style of her own she called ‘Limitless Limit’. Her goal is having lovers for her paintings more than clients, she wants her paintings owners to fall for them every day. Self-taught painter, based on the discipline of architecture, the limitations and constraints are her opportunities to design and paint. Eco-friendly artists and engineers are a must for our planet. Rules and norms are her challenge to create. Flexibility is mandatory. Criticism and new approaches are cuddled. She is enrolling in a realism workshop to add skills to her skillset. For Lidea the ''Sky is the Limit''. Through her passion for Life, she enjoys nature, reading, music, dance, yoga, walking her pets, and the most importantly spending time with her beloved ones and eating chocolate. Read more


INTERVIEW: PATRICIA PETAPERMAL

Interviews | September 18, 2020

Daughter of a French mother and an Indian father. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Her intercultural roots Indian / French forms the theme "between zone and position", focus from her work. The People in their environment, every figure (animal, person, nature) Within the world has its own identity and meaning "being there". The focus is on People, it is more important than ever to remember the relationship with our world in times of digitalization and globalization. Read more


INTERVIEW: GEORGIANNA KRALLI

Interviews | September 17, 2020

Georgianna Kralli was born in Athens Greece. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Athens from 1968 to 1973. Read more


INTERVIEW: DAVID MC GLYNN

Interviews | September 16, 2020

David Mc Glynn is an artist who makes bronze and mixed media sculptures that have a passion for the human figure, our relationship to Nature and the journey of life. His work explores and responds to these themes in a playful and innovative way while often displaying poetic and humorous qualities. He studied at the National college of Art and Design in Dublin, graduating in 1993 with a BA in Fine Art Sculpture. Read more


Interview: Manuel Delgado

Interviews | September 15, 2020

A Brussels-based Spanish artist, Manuel Delgado is a visual poet. He aims to develop expansive and innovative modes of writing about, with and as art. Within the visual arts discipline, Manuel is focused on 'Art Writing.' In that sense, Manuel focuses on multidisciplinary political poetic practices. He seeks to compose critical art forms from his non-orthodox artistic education, taking advantage of his theoretical basis in Law, Political Science and Philosophy. That is why Manuel is an outsider artist. His works set philosophical essays in modern aesthetics. Researching constitutes an ineludible part of his artistic production, being it a myriad of critical reflections which later on becomes the aura of any 'Art Writing' output. By fostering joint practices that combine poetry with illustration or photography or music, Manuel aspires to deliver a future memory of today’s images. In that regard, he promotes collaborative projects for depicting an utterly panorama of political processes, which are in the end based on many individuals’ perspectives. Read more


INTERVIEW: SABRINA MEISSNER

Interviews | September 14, 2020

Sabrina Meissner grew up in North Africa and Southern Germany and is a Munich-based contemporary artist. Sabrina is fascinated by the tension between security, order, rebellion and freedom, chaos and structures. She has developed her own distinctive style which make her abstract portraits very recognizable and attractive for collectors. A strong use of contrasts and helmet-like hair in abstracted architectural and neo-surreal settings are the main distinctive features. In December 2019, one of her paintings was chosen and shown as part of a digital group exhibition at Art Basel Miami. In 2020, her work was awarded the “Review Me” art prize. Her works are hanging in private collections in Germany and the United States. Read more


Interview: Mick Inger

Interviews | September 13, 2020

One is the basis for living, the other the enthusiasm and the passion for Venice. Until a few years ago the photos were taken mostly with a Rolleiflex TLR and developed in the darkroom, so black and white. During the last few years digitally with a Pentax K-1, now Sony A7iii and predominantly colorful. Long exposures are of particular interest at present and the peacefulness in these pictures. Living in Venice, the most beautiful city on this planet, always looking for pictures that carry the magic of Venice. Read more


INTERVIEW: ANNE FELICIE NICKELS

Interviews | September 12, 2020

Autodidact artist active in Sweden since 2016. Prime technique is fused glass but also works with graphic art and oil painting. "When I was growing up I dreamed about being a scientist. Exploring and learning, always been and still is, an engine for me. I love the beauty in glass and the technical challenges it gives me. My art speaks about it all and through my art, I wish to share the story of ancient culture and the greatness of nature we live in today" - Anne Felicie Nickels. Read more


INTERVIEW: SIMONA MUZZI

Interviews | September 11, 2020

She has always lived in Bologna but considers herself a citizen of the world. Born in 1962, in 1990 she graduated in Architecture in Florence. He works as an architect. Photography and video artist, in January 2020 she exhibits for the first time unpublished works at Paratissima Bologna Art Fair NEEDS entitled "Incidenti", with which he made his debut for the first time in public. He has participated in several international Call for Entries and Contests with his own conceptual photography works. Before starting to take professional photography, she always photographed the reality that surrounded her. Read more


INTERVIEW: INGUNN GLOMNES JOHANSEN

Interviews | September 10, 2020

I started my formal art education at Einar Granum art school in Oslo (1983) and have since been to a number of different courses, schools and art genre. Like many other women, I got married, had children and my work as an artist was put on hold. After a period of 2007-2016 where I mainly spent time on different types of glasswork, I went back to full-time art school for one year and nowadays I work mostly with painting and graphics. Read more


INTERVIEW: RAF TARNAWSKI

Interviews | September 9, 2020

Raf Tarnawski was born 1953 in Wrocław, Poland. In 1976 he moved to Lund, Sweden, where he graduated from the School of Graphic Design and spent several years working with photography, graphics, illustration and advertising. In 2006 he returned back to Warsaw, Poland to study sculpture techniques at the at the Academy of Arts in Professor P. Gawron's workshop. Since then, he has been sculpting full-time and has exhibited his work regularly in multiple solo and group exhibitions. Raf creates the lightening rods to diffuse stress and an escape route from daily desolation. His sculptures are vessels that are filled with emotions and desires: the joy of encounter, heat of the setting sun, or yearning for what might be. He wants to bring order and understanding of basic values that comes from aesthetics and beauty. Read more


INTERVIEW: Gottfried Romer (Painto)

Interviews | September 8, 2020

Upon first glance, Gottfried Roemer's works appear as nearly abstract, impressionistic paintings. Each composition is, however, a photograph on an aluminum surface. Read more


INTERVIEW: LAURA SANDRONI

Interviews | September 7, 2020

Laura Sandroni was born in Varese in 1985. She approaches art and painting since she was a child, she carries on this passion over the years as a self-taught. His works are used for a strong use of color which she uses as an emotional and communicative vehicle. Over the years his artistic career has been enriched with lived experiences and personal growth that leads to expressing this new maturation and self-knowledge on canvas. His works are the primary channel with which he transmits the changes and emotional states that are part of life, sensations and feelings that feed the soul and body and that often happens in the form of female figures. He prefers acrylic that in many of his creations he uses with the only help of his hands and body, as an extension of his own person and expressive tool. Curious and attentive observer, she transmits what strikes her through painting and writing, showing a strong inclination to experiment and overcome her own internal limits. Read more


INTERVIEW: MOUNA ARNAOUT

Interviews | September 6, 2020

Since last year, Mouna Arnaout has been focussing on painting. She has worked as a storyboard artist for many years in Munich, which has strengthened her imagination and has allowed her to draw out of her mind. She has always loved to play with different angles. As a young girl, she was very attracted to photorealism. Later, she lost this interest in favour of expression and stories. She loves simple materials like ink and paper - black-and-white allows her to work with extreme light, and acryl on wood which is her preferred material. Read more


INTERVIEW: BEGONA LAFUENTE

Interviews | September 5, 2020

Begoña Lafuente -Valencia, Spain, February 17th. 1969-lives and works as an artist near the Northen sea in The Netherlands. Born, raised and educated in Spain, she moved to North Holland in September 2009. Her art is mainly inspired by her background as a graphic designer of working experience -for almost 20 years- and her educational studies in Fine arts. She is a multidisciplinary artist; her process is continually evolving using different techniques and media from paint and experimental photography to scannography and monoprint, bending realities and abstracts. Her artworks invite you to make your own interpretations. Her works can be found in private collections in USA, UK, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands. Read more


INTERVIEW: ALAN LACKE CAIRO

Interviews | September 4, 2020

My art is based on scientific information, mathematical laws, cosmic energies and history. I use the simplest elements to represent my ideas, so the most basic forms and above all color are essential in my works. A previous study of the line and gesture is paramount as ways to find that harmony that represents order in the universe and color as an instrument to convey sensations to those who contemplate my paintings. There is always a search for the essential in my work, of the spirit of the things, of what is beyond the surface, of the visible. I try to bring the viewer to a silent contemplation that conveys to him an almost mystical sense of seeing the world. It is therefore an abstract painting in which the spontaneous, safe and free expression of the artist’s gesture when painting is of fundamental importance. But without ever neglecting a previous detailed study of the pictorial exercise and the final composition. Read more


INTERVIEW: EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

Interviews | September 3, 2020

The conceptual parameters of Raskopoulos' work are concerned with identity, the fragmented body, language, translation and transcription. Her work explores the margins of photography and video, an interdisciplinary zone that synthesizes performance, writing, drawing and installation. Read more


INTERVIEW: LOUISE DE BUCK

Interviews | September 2, 2020

Louise de Buck, born in Brussels, studied art at the Beaux-Arts in Namur before arriving in the capital in 2003. After 3 years of study at L’Erg, Louise discovered a passion for music. In 2010, she became the host of the show "MTV Party Noise" and then formed a group until 2016. Always attracted by the plastic arts, she continues to draw and paint for herself. After several trips, she returns with a series of works in which they present women in all their forms. Her universe is very colorful, disturbing, aggressive and gentle at the same time while keeping a feminist guideline. Since 2018, Louise de Buck has devoted herself full time to painting and has developed a multitude of works. Recently, this artist has also devoted herself to creating new paintings on Skateboard. Read more


INTERVIEW: PETRA VON KAZINYAN

Interviews | September 1, 2020

Petra von Kazinyan lives and works in Vienna, Austria. After her studies at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt/M., her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in Austria and abroad. Recent exhibitions include a solo show in the course of the Venice Biennale 2019, Woman Art Award 2017 in Paris, Art Austria 2016 and Art Beijing 2012. Oscillating between figuration and abstraction, she uses painting as a medium of natural expression, focussing on the concept of identity in a globalized and digital world. Different levels of perception alternate in scenery between dream and reality, past and future. Petra von Kazinyan's work reflects our present in many ways: the rapid change in her artistry, the instability and fragility of forms, and the transformation of space through experience. Read more


INTERVIEW: BRUCE BARBER

Interviews | August 30, 2020

I was first trained as a sculptor and developed into an interdisciplinary media artist, cultural historian and curator. My academic research and writing explores the representation of art, artists and art history in film, television, cartoons and comics, from which I have produced two books. Read more


INTERVIEW: PAUL SEGERS

Interviews | August 29, 2020

Paul Segers (Eindhoven, The Netherlarnds, 1976) is a visual artist working in the fields of sculpture, performance, drawing, video and public installation. His work often deals with the tensions between history and progress in a hyper-technological age, mobility and the role of the machine in society. Read more


INTERVIEW: MARIE KASSAPIAN

Interviews | August 28, 2020

Born and raised in Athens, Marie Kassapian started dancing (ballet) at the age of 4. Until the age of 16 she was an athlete of synchronized swimming and also member of the Greek national team. She holds a bachelor in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a master in Biostatistics from the University of Hasselt in Belgium. Read more


INTERVIEW: SOHA JEONG KYOUNG-MEE

Interviews | August 27, 2020

I originally majored in business administration at university and started working on art relatively late while working in an international company. During my initiation to ceramics, I studied ceramics and glass at the Department of Art Fusion Design at Kyunghee University Graduate School. I am currently working on art that expresses the energy from nature at SOHA Art Studio. The starting point of my work is observation of nature, and to express the beauty of nature as the beauty of art by continuously and simply exploring the form observed in natural objects. Irregular patterns observed in nature can be expressed in simplified forms, or emphasis on spatial composition. Some have a shape, but some express a certain volume pure and simple, such as embodying the energy of nature with a sense of volume. The works "Shingal Lake" and "Forest" can be said to be pictorial landscape painting and glass sculptures rather than simple objects made of glass crafts. For these pieces, I took photo images and then printed them digitally to use as the background surface to create its glass plates. Read more


INTERVIEW: MARTINA DELLA ROCCA

Interviews | August 26, 2020

Italian of origin and an artist at heart, Martina Della Rocca is passionate about music and about colour. She spends her time not only welcoming guests to la Bergerie, but also as a contemporary painter, developing imaginative artworks. After studying the techniques of the grandmasters for four years at the Parisian art school 'Ecole du Louvre', she now expresses her creativity on large canvases in which she brings together fragmented shapes and vivid colours. Read more