The show FACES: I Volti dell’Uomo is up and running. It was organized by the Independent Artists group and more information about the show can be found here. My painting Consolation of Philosophy is part of the show. If you happen to be in the Milan metropolitan area, please stop by and see the work. The show closes on December 16th.
My painting show above will be participating in a group show near Milano. Organized by the Independent Artists group of Busto Garolfo (MI), the show Faces: I Volti dell’Uomo will explores the idea of identity related to portraiture and its relation to experience. It opens November 24th and runs until December 16th. Please stop by to see the work if you happen to be in the area. The Villa Brentano, where the show will be held, is very special as well.
To find the Facebook event click here.
I am pleased to be included among Daniel Maidman’s Instagram Picks for November on Poets & Artists Magazine’s website. A link to the collection can be found here.
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I am very pleased to share that my painting “The Young Architect” has been included in the #93 Eros Gaze publication of Poets Artists Magazine. It is a wonderful mix of literary and visual metaphor created by Didi Menendez. Print issues of the Eros Gaze are available via Blurb at the following link here.
Here is a better video walk through of my show a the Oak Park Public Library this summer. It is posted from my YouTube channel. In addition to several interviews I have been collecting art related videos that are quite interesting. Please check it out here.
Here is a video of a brief walk through of my show A Dream Incarnate: Italian Landscapes and Portraits at the Oak Park Public Library. The show runs for the month of July. Please stop by and take a look.
This summer I will be having a show of my Italian landscapes and portraits. Kindy hosted by the Oak Park Public Library it will be up for the month of July. Entitled The Dream Incarnate, the work represents my experience in Italy through a visual interpretation of the places and people that have inspired me. It opens Saturday, July 8th.
For more information about the show please follow the link here.
Below is a selection from the works that will be represented.
Tonight opens the Oak Park Art League’s Artist Member Spring Exhibition. My painting Rhapso will be participating. Please do stop by if you are in the Chicagoland area. For more information please click here.
Tonight is the award ceremony and opening of the Modportrait 2016 at the Museo IAACC Pablo Serrano in Zaragoza, Spain. My painting Enchanted (shown above) will receive a Honorable Mention. The show will remain up until the end of July before it moves to the MEAM in Barcelona. A link to a nice article in Spanish about the show can here.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the event this evening. I would like to personally thank Jose Enrique Gonzalez, director of Galeria Artelibre, and jury for recognizing my picture. The Galerie Artelibre together with the MEAM under the leadership of Jose Manuel Infiesta have greatly contributed to the reawakening of a sincere appreciation of figurative art in Europe.