Send 18 works of size 14.8 X 21 cm (A5 vertical), numbered and signed,
for making up a series of volumes with different artists in each. Each
volume will contain a minimum of 14 artworks, one per artist. Modify
each copy in order to make them unique originals. All techniques:
printings, drawings, paintings, photographs, collages...
Each participant will receive a volume.
Deadline: october, 2010.
Send your art works to:
General Sanjurjo, 62 - 2º
15006 A Coruña
Galicia - España/Spain
Welcome to IUOMA, Sarah Elizabeth in beautiful Wisconsin!
'Tis last minute, but you have until Oct.1st to join us in Greece
with some art postcards, saying : NO to violence and YES to create!
More info on my page, stop by there, and let's be friends.
Greetings from Greece,
Antoni Tàpies (born in Barcelona, December 13, 1923) is a Spanish Catalan painter. He is one of the famous artists of European abstract expressionism. After studying law for 3 years, he devoted himself from 1943 onwards only to his painting. He is perhaps the best-known Catalan artist to emerge in the period since the Second World War.
In 1950 he held his first solo exhibition, at Galeries Laietanes, Barcelona. In the early 50s he lived in Paris, to where he has often returned. Both in Europe and beyond, the highly influential French critic and curator Michel Tapié (no relation, despite the similar name) enthusiastically promoted the work of Antoni Tàpies.
In 1948, Tàpies helped co-found the first Post-War Movement in Spain known as Dau-al-Set which was connected to the Surrealist and Dadaist Movements. The main leader and founder of Dau-al-Set was the poet Joan Brossa. The movement also had a publication of the same name, Dau-al-Set. Tàpies started as a surrealist painter, his early works were influenced by Paul Klee and Joan Miró; but soon become an abstract expressionist, working in a style known as "Arte Povera", in which non artistic materials are incorporated into the paintings. In 1953 he began working in mixed media; this is considered his most original contribution to art. One of the first to create serious art in this way, he added clay and marble dust to his paint and used waste paper, string, and rags (Grey and Green Painting, Tate Gallery, London, 1957).
His international reputation was well established by the end of the 50s. From the late 50's to early 60's, Tàpies worked with Enrique Tábara, Antonio Saura, Manolo Millares and many other Spanish Informalist artists. From about 1970 (influenced by Pop art) he began incorporating more substantial objects into his paintings, such as parts of furniture. Tàpies's ideas have had worldwide influence on art, especially in the realms paintings, sculpture, etchings and lithography. Examples of his work are found in numerous major international collections.
Hi Sarah - Glad you have dropped anchor at IUOMA. I didn't recognize you at first without your last name, but when I saw you were in Algoma, I realized you were you! How have you been getting along dear girl? If you have a moment you could visit my mail art lair: heebeejeebeeland.blogspot.com
Would be great to have Wisconsin represented in the 4th Dimension! Anyway, very nice to see you here.
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