"I often start with a meditation to connect with my untamed spirit. I do it by listening to the line moving across the paper to understand what it wants to express and then to surrender to its desire. Listening to the line is much more important than guiding it because art is a direct way of communicating with the human spirit. My whole life I’ve been using art as a tool to help others, to open them up, to heal, to start them on a new adventure. In reality, I was helping myself to have courage, to trust life, and to be ready to meet the unknown."
by Roberto Rup Paolini
Roberto Paolini is an Italian film director who made multiple documentary films and worked as an Art Director in various agencies such as Campari, Vodafone, Audi, Volkswagen, Tim, and many others. In Rome, Roberto was an Assistant Director for Andrés Arce Maldonado and since 2008 he has dedicated himself mainly to making films, advertising, and music videos.
In 2008, Roberto’s first documentary Arrivederci a Taranto was selected at the Festival of Cinemambiente in Turin, the European Film Festival, and he became a winner of the Cortowork award at the Epizephiry International Film Festival. In 2014, his second documentary La Visione Romantica was released. Roberto was inaugurated Carboluce, an artistic/cultural project dedicated to the research and promotion of independent, self-produced, and experimental films in 2017, and produced the first Carboluce’s collective film project called “Film Fantasma” in 2019.
October 6, 2020
by Balasz Takac
The modernist legacy continues to inspire some artists working today, who remained devoted to the explorations of the painterly surface while projecting their own aesthetic or conceptual persuasions. The practice of the Russian-born artist Elena Zelenina nicely illustrates this claim, as it is reminiscent of Marc Chagall’s painting, on one hand, and the spiritual preoccupations of Wassily Kandinsky on the other.
Zelenina's contemplative dreamscapes are a manifestation of the way the artist perceives spirituality since to her, everything in life is about spirituality or enlightenment, about what she likes to describe as "enlightened living."
August 06, 2020
A Russian-born and New York-based contemporary artist, Alexander Rees is known for vibrant brushwork and spatially open and airy compositions. A truly multi-talented individual, Rees is also a professional musician and a highly regarded teacher.
Celebrating the beauty of the cities in all seasons of the year, his works are characterized by a beautiful blending and mixing of the colors. His works have been described as wonderfully scenic, imbued with atmospheric moods and feelings.
September 12, 2020
An emerging artist living in Charleston, South Carolina, Jack Caserta has developed a diversified practice that spans a range of styles and mediums. Using oil and acrylic through an intuitive, organic, and inventive process, he creates figurative and abstract works imbued with symbolism, influenced by music, landscapes, stories, and sensations.
In his works, Caserta seeks to evoke raw feelings through an exploration of lines, strokes, or masses of bold color. His distinct style, characterized by different layers of color and coarse brushwork, has been shaped by various influences, most notably those of urban culture and modern masters, such as Willem de Kooning, Hans Hoffman, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Gerhard Richter.
August 10, 2020
by Angie Kordic
Natalia Koren Kropf refers to her artworks as “visual poems,” created across a splendid variety of media: drawing, painting, printmaking, works on paper and sculpture. Her lyrical language seems to stem from a connection with nature, initially hinted at by the titles of some of her series: the linocuts named Summer Memory, Purple Sunset, Blue Evening; her watercolors depicting Northern Light or Winter Sun; Spring Blossoms and Windy Day, belonging to the ink drawings.
There is also something organic about it all, perhaps most notably in the abstract intaglios: intricate shapes floating in a sensitive color palette, somehow calm in comparison with the more frenetic abstractions found in the Musical Movement series, evoking the vivacity of music through stronger hues. The organic thought also translates into ceramic, bronze, or terra-cotta sculptures, as their three-dimensional interpretations.
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