Dec 152010
 

MIEDHOThey may show you who you really are

 

The fact that an artist like the Spanish photographer MIEDHO would have been burnt at the steak in the glorious times of the Spanish Inquisition is enough to make me curious about his works. The fact that in 2010 an artist like MIEDHO still faces a negative reaction from the public because of his “dark”, “gothic” works is troubling. Haven’t we been able yet to see through the stereotypes? Haven’t we learned that art should be loved for art’s sake and that the purpose of art is art itself?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, indeed. For I see true Beauty in the photographies of this young Spanish artist who breaks all rules but the artistic ones. MIEDHO’s photographies show an ellaborate research work, a solid pictorial knolwedge as well as a bewildering sense of creating beauty by mixing colours and textures.

Dec 142010
 

Baruch Elron

“There is music in the air, it surrounds us, the world builds itself upon it, every one of us can get what one wants from it.” Edward Elgar


When we look at Baruch Elron’s paintings it feels like getting on a journey. A time travel to distant shores, and even, maybe, a journey toward the depths of the human soul.The present exhibition concentrates on two important subjects in Elron’s works: time and music. Two themes of rather important symbolic value in surrealist art, which most of Elron’s creations belong to. Why then does Elron belong to surrealism? In principle, because he paints, with refined realism and impressive craftsmanship, characters, objects and nature scenes which seem perfectly real, instead the connections and relationships he is setting create a new world, a fantastic, enigmatic one, a world that raises questions about our being here and now.


Dec 142010
 

Baruch Elron

Baruch Elron existed so that he could live close to us. Life helped him to realize that the natural order of the things represents a challenge with a view to discovering the opposites, giving birth to the concept called „the natural disorder of the things”. According to Baruch Elron the color could be „read” as if it stood for a declaration of the onlookers’ rights.

It entitles him to promulgate the barbarous associations of the bright, raw, violent colors smoothed only by the movement of the lines towards the voluptuousness of the shapes and the combination of the real with the fantastic. Flying hands, bottles with breasts, pears with bikini, bullet-shaped egg etc.

 

Baruch Elron’s world is not ours. Actually, it gathers all the possible worlds into a single one, especially the impossible ones. Imagination that upholds this adventure of shape and color is in fact the breath that keeps us alive.

 

 

Aug 222010
 

Excerpt from THE STORY OF YUSUF

Translated by Alistair Ian Blyth

The Book of Whispers begins in a picturesque register, on a lane of the Armenian quarter of Focsani in the 1950s, among the steam of freshly roasted coffee and the scents of grandmother Armenuhi’s larder, among the old books and photographs of grandfather Garabet. But the reader is not left to savour the intimacy of this hearth and home and nor is he invited to chat with the merry folk who in peacetime spin stories about Ara the Fair and Tigran the Great. Varujan Vosganian’s “old Armenians from childhood” have no delectable tales to tell, but rather events that are thoroughly disturbing. In narrating these events, they attempt to disburden themselves of a trauma – their own and that of their forbears.

May 182010
 

Marcella Savaget MadeiraMarcella Madeira is a Brazilian artist born in Rio de Janeiro in 1981. She works and lives in Amsterdam since 2007. She graduated in Social Communication in 2004 and from 2003 to 2005 she studied painting in the School of Visual Arts Parque Lage, in the Rio de Janeiro.

While she reveals a bold mixture of influences, her canvases have an unquestionable Brazilian flavour, the vibrant use of colours with the organic shapes create works that are as much playful and free as they are geometric and rhythmic.

In earlier works, her paintings showed a result of her exploration of the various possibilities of line as the essential element of a painting. By accentuating fine paint over canvas, skin over skin, dermis over dermis, she has created her own work method without brushes and using physical movements to distribute paint across the canvas. The juxtaposed geometrical lines on my canvas are irregular, undefined and sometimes intricate. The stripes strive for a magical moment where they assume their own significance, clashing with one another, crossing barriers and escaping the limits of perception.

 

May 182010
 

 

The last supper”, “L’ultima cena” is one of the most passionate themes which, starting with the religious motif has spread along the centuries, overcoming physical boundaries and symbolic interpretations.

Probably the most known artistic approach on this subject is the huge mural in oil and tempera painted by Leonardo da Vinci in Milano, upon request by the Duque Sforza and the Duchess Beatrice. The 13 characters, Jesus and his apostles have been given expressions and attitudes that have remained anthological.

Mar 062010
 

 

 

Niram Art Publishing House together with Niram Art Magazine announce the finalization of the Literary Contest (Novel) entitled “Eminescu – as seen by the Spanish” and the Ceremony of the Niram Art Awards 2010.

From all the works about the great poet Mihai Eminescu that were submitted to the contest, the jury selected, in a second phase, 10 novels. Out of these, the winning novel will receive the Niram Art Novel Award of the amount of 6000 Euros, as well as the Niram Art Trofy – sculpture by the artist Bogdan Ater and the publishing of the literary work.

The Jury consisted of: Horia Barna (dir. ICR Madrid and Editor of Niram Art Publishing House), Fabianni Belemuski (Director of Niram Art Magazine), Eva Defeses (journalist, Defeses Fine Arts PR Agency), Thomas Abraham (Niram Art Publishing House) and artist Ruben Dario (owner of Niram Art Magazine).

Mar 022010
 

Natalie SchorE.D. You studied Art History at the University of Tel Aviv. Why did you choose Photography and when did you discover the magic of the photographic art?

N.S. I was already a student when my boyfriend, Sharon, bought me a digital camera for our fifth anniversary. I started to take my camera almost everywhere I went, catching things that seemed to me interesting enough, without directing or planning ahead. Soon, I fell in love with this occupation and began taking basic photography classes, honestly I have never imagined this would turn out to be my dream…

E.D. Your photographies are glimpses of reality. What do you take in consideration when you shoot a picture?

N.S. The technical aspect is secondary to me. Firstly, I concentrate on the topic, the original situation. I love a theme that conceals a story, while it aims at something I can relate to. Clearly I make sure there is  proper lighting, and I choose to place the object in the most interesting angle possible. The tendency is of course interesting colors that attract the eye.

 

Feb 212010
 

Being only an adventurer at the beginning of my journey into this world of mysteries that is the Hebrew Language, I will not try to give any explicit information on its history, development and grammatical singularities. All this is available in professional terms in many books and freely on the Internet and I would only copy the words of the specialists. I will neither speak about the hidden “information” – numerology and the Kabalah. The Bible’s code – in Hebrew, of course – is another example of the obsession that the study of this language may generate. For this, you can also use Google or the Discovery extensive documentaries on it. I have never been attracted by numbers, only by words and sounds.

We all speak of ART, Literature being one of the known forms of art (I say “Known” because the future may reserve us many discoveries in the artistic field, too), Music another one. Between the Word and the Sound, there stands the Image – the “fine arts” of painting, sculpture, photography and so on. Man has always tried to put his thoughts and feelings in images and sounds since the early days of the cave drawings and rudimentary musical instruments.

But we often forget the primordial form of art, sadly seen today only as a speech mechanism, a tool of communication, something less artistic because of its utility. Isn’t language a form of Art? Today, there are thousands of languages in the world, ancient or more recent, each and one of them beautiful and exciting.

Feb 212010
 

Lucia Muntean

Tell me 3 characteristics that belong only to photography.

The spontaneity of photography – the possibility to obtain a complete work of art in a split second. It is due to this fact that photography has gained its place among the new artistic trends. Photography clearly has a documentary value which is far more superior to painting. Photography can render an image from reality and this can turn into evidence in a trial for instance, whereas the realism in painting cannot render it with such precision. Photography has become extremely accessible and easily obtained because of the development of the digital technology, but this also makes it more commonplace.