I love to make art. Since I have been old enough to hold a crayon without chewing on it, I have been making artwork. It is a passion of mine and keeps my creative juices flowing. What is the point of doing art if no one else sees it? I love to hold others original works of art. And I love to make others smile with my art.
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Winslow ME, 04901
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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
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.
Welcome, welcome to IUOMA,Megan...
and come join us in Greece with an art postcard or two or three!
Details on my page and here briefly:
INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART 2009 GREECE
From the Association of Visual Arts Artists of Northern Greece (SKETBE)
Call for postcard art with theme:
“No to Violence –Yes to Create – The Limits”
NO to violence,
YES to Art, Love,Peace, Life!
Dimensions: 10x15 cm / 4x6 inches (postcard size)
Techniques: painting, collage, prints / 1-3 art postcards
Send to postal address:
54634 Thessaloniki, GREECE
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