Arturo Pacheco Lugo : A Statement of Presence


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“In the beginning of painting is a struggling soul,

thus painting is a phenomenon of the soul.

The work must redeem a passionate soul.

In a poetic image, the soul states its presence.”

G. Bachelard.

 

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To look at a painting by Lugo is like sifting through an archeological dig, moving through layer upon layer of earth.  Barely recognizable forms emerge into a conscious gestalt where meanings galvanize through the viewer’s own personal references and connections.

Jan Kirstein

 

 

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Arturo Pacheco Lugo was born in the city of Puebla, Mexico on November 12, 1961.

He studied fine arts in the workshops of painters Jose Luis Hernandez and Sando Berger during the early years of his formation as an artist.

 

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Lugo uses experimental techniques, materials and creative processes and aesthetic applications and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout his artistic life.  His works are sought after by collectors worldwide.

 

 

 

 

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Collector’s Choice: Sigal Ron


 

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Sigal Ron

“I see myself as an abstract painter who enjoys freedom of expression.
However, we are all like ‘ swallows sitting on the wire of tradition,’ so from time to time I sin by creating objective art for feeling a communication with a greater public.  I adore every manifestation of visual art and enjoy crossing over and going back with the passion of a child who has gotten a new toy. I am grateful for every moment I can paint.”

Written by Zichron Jaacov Israel

 

 

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Sigal Ron is a painter who walks the fine line between completely non-objective painting and figurative painting with equal ease and grace. She  commands both sides of that artistic differentiation with prowess and inevitability.  Her non-objective paintings rush at us with volumes of hurtling textures, colors and glimmering light. Her figurative works walk with prowess all the way from realistic representation through graphic depiction to sighs of abbreviated yet essential abstractions. Her painterly touch is comprised of deft command, searing insight and relentlessly well timed orchestration. Bravo Sigal Ron! My hat is off to you!

Jan Kirstein

 

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Recent Exhibitions:

“GilArte” Gallery —Zichron Jaacov 2011

“Gam Gallery”—Tel Aviv 2011

“Gebo” Gallery—Tel Aviv 2012

International Exhibition of Art –Matera- Italy 2015

2nd International Bienalle of Art in Palermo 2014

4 International Abstract exhibition in Moscow 2015

2015 – Moscow “Gold collection of Abstract

Bienalle of Drawing Osten Museum – Skopje 2016

Museo Palazzo Farnese-International Exhibitin of Contemporary Art Juni 2016

Art for Peace- Museo Palazzo Farnese Ortona. Italy 2016

Gallery of Contemporary Art-Kazan-Russia

Juni 2016

Poligious Issues-Schiedam-Netherlands 2017

 

 

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Collector’s Choice: Victor Slepushkin


http://victorskelet.deviantart.com

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About Victor Slepushkin

 

What is Objective Reality? Does it exist independent on us, or everything around us is nothing else but the fruit of collective fantasy?

 

 

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When we fall asleep, our subconsciousness starts creating its own reality, free from causal-consequent limits, chaotic, sometimes frightening, but always beautiful in its own special way. In my works I try to set my subconsciousness free when Im awake, to get free from causes, meanings, and to get back to the primordial Chaos. But without a particle of Order, Chaos wont be the absolute one.

 

 

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I believe that every person,every living being is the fractal God, in other words, everyone of us is God himself capable of changing the surrounding reality or creating the new one. I mean God not in the religious sense, but rather in mystic-cosmological, God who has embodied into the infinity of similar copies to realize the Reason of all reasons – God Himself.

 

 

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Thus to me my works mean something more than just pictures – I consider them avatars of thought-forms and new realities with their deities….

By Victor Slepushkin

 

 

 

Collector’s Choice: 100 Posts!


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Thanks for being a loyal email subscriber to my Fine art blog “Collector’s Choice” with KIRSTEINFINEART . I just want to make sure you know that I always appreciate hearing from you. Please Let me know if you ever have any questions. My email is janiskirstein@icloud.com. Or just message me on my website.
The purpose of this message is to update you on some thoughts I have had about the “Collector’s Choice Blog, it’s purpose and potentialities.

 

 

 

 

 

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Also, I have a number of questions for you, my readers that I would love for you to answer. Don’t worry, these questions will be brief.

First, I want to share my thoughts with you about the purpose of this blog.
Thanks so much to all the artists who have so generously shared your work with all of us on this blog, “Collector’s Choice.” I am so excited to create these artist features. I had no idea there were so many exceptional artists working today. At first when I began this daily feature of a contemporary artist every day, I worried that I would run out of artists to feature.

I now see that that will not be a problem anywhere in the near future.

With each artist feature, I wanted to showcase the work of each artist, along with a description of the work, the process, artist intention and thoughts, and a bit about the artist. What I have discovered in doing this is that there are so many artists EVERYWHERE who are deserving of this honor.

I believe that artists are so often overlooked and under appreciated. I know, as I have spent the last 30 years working as an artist. And in this land of challenging times, artists and their creative spirit form one of our very most valuable resources for survival, recovery and enlightenment.

I hope that my blog can become a testimonial to that belief and faith.

 

 

 

 

 

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Now, I would like to ask you a few brief questions and would love your feedback on a few questions that some of the featured artists have discussed. I only have a few questions here, so don’t run away now! These 5 questions have been posed by Abstract Painter Hildy Maze who lives and works as an artist in Easthampton, NY. As we began discussing these questions, we realized all the artists featured on this blog would probably have a wealth of experience and information to share. And probably, it is our hope that many of you would like to hear other’s thoughts on these questions.

If you are an artist, please answer from personal experience. If you are not an artist, please answer from your own perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. How do you handle the high costs of submitting,showing, shipping and framing (if your work needs framing)?

  2. How extensive is your presence on the web?

  3. From your experience… can you list some ways you connect with a gallery and/or collectors?

  4. How do you network on the web and in the “real” world?

  5. If you have received a grant would you be willing to share any ideas about grant writing?

    Perhaps you do not have time to answer all of these questions, right now. But if you will give it some thought, then return any of your own personal answers to me by email, I will compile some of the information and post it as a blog.

Thanks so much for all your ideas and thoughts. I think we can all benefit from each other’s experiences.

My email again is janiskirstein@icloud.com.

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer! And don’t forget to be sure to get in a swim or two!

Best wishes,

Jan Kirstein

Collector’s Choice: Ann Symes


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http://www.annsymes-artist.co.uk

About Ann Symes

 My background is in graphic design which can still influence much of my work.

The oak and beech woodland that surrounds my home offers an endless source of inspiration through its textures, patterns, sounds, scents, shifting light and shadow, the opening and closing sequences of the seasons, the elements, decay and renewal, small details. Rather than using specific subject matter I prefer the environment to be a subconscious influence.

 

My work evolves as a result of experimenting with different materials and techniques which leads to unexpected discoveries and a resonance. When that stage is reached I can explore and develop it further. 

 

Mainly I have worked with mixed media or mixed techniques on paper with printmaking sometimes included. At present my focus is more on Japanese woodblock printing (moku hanga) sometimes with added printing techniques.
 

Language also plays an important part: a word or phrase held at the back of my mind whilst working can often influence and bring more sensitivity to the end result. 
 

It is always my intention to express sensitivity and beauty through my creative process. 
Having lived in woodland for over 20 years, I have now moved to the centre of the bustling town of Arundel, West Sussex where I opened Gallery57 at the end of March. I have no idea how this new environment will change my work or what will influence it or even how much time I will have to make it. But it will be interesting finding out.

 

 

 

 

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 Brevity, simplicity and natural order delineate the works of Ann Symes. Each delicate texture lies in horizontal or vertical planes of flat rhythms, creating a sense of harmonious orchestration revealed through natural line and form.  Organic shapes flow in rhythms that meld into a complete cosmos of similar though still quite varied pattern. 


The artist’s sense of contrast, harmonious form and undulating line present a visual poetry, a haiku of condensed meaning through abbreviated syllables and phrases. Her work evokes a prevailing sense of peace, calm, serenity and centeredness, a purity of intention and connection.   

Written by Janis Kirstein

 

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Marta Baricsa: Collector’s Choice


www.martabaricsa.com

 

 

 “Your non-narrative paintings evoke contemporary Japanese calligraphy”
Nato Thompson, Curator MASS MoCA

 

 

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 OM Paintings

by Marta Baricsa
The Om paintings are focus meditation paintings.
All the Om paintings I made, I made by hand, without tracing or using any device such as a projector etc. Plus there are no corrections or overpainting.

 

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Om natural green with artist Marta Baricsa. 2011. Acrylic on canvas. 11.5 x 6.5 feet

I do my best to meditate and like a variety of meditations, sometimes Om meditations where I focus on the Om mantra.

I also feel my Om paintings are a type of meditation too. I focus in on the moment and repeat the Om circle as a mantra. So it’s a type of movement mediation. It’s a type of focus and releasing.

Have a look at this time lapse I did with my latest Om white stone painting.

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Marta Baricsa exhibition

 

“Your minimal use of bold color is particularly striking in conjunction with your neutral palette.”

Lisa Dorin, Assistant Curator. Williams College Museum of Art. MA

 

About Marta Baricsa

      “I was born in London, England and I moved to Canada at an early age. While living in Toronto I attended a special 4 year arts program at Central Technical School. Realizing that painting was my main interest I later attended and graduated from the Experimental Arts Department at the Ontario College of Art. OCAD. I moved from Toronto fifteen years ago to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. I live and work in my studio in the east side with my partner Roy Mackey who is a steel sculptor.
    Over the years I had the privilege of studying with Graham Coughtry, Daniel Solomon, Gustav Weisman, Ed Bartram and John Meredith.
    I have shown my work in galleries in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. My paintings can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s art rental and sales and during studio visits.
    My paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S.A and Great Britain and are featured in over thirty movies and TV productions.”

 

See some of these works below:

 

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COLLAGES

 

In continuing with our exploration of collage, below you will see examples of collage and ink by Marta.

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