FRESH PAINTINGS BY CB HOYO

by Ariadna Zierold

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CB Hoyo was born in 1995 in Havana, Cuba. At a young age, he immigrated to the Dominican Republic, and now lives in Belgium. His artistic process began as a child, when he started interpreting the world through his paintings. Over the past few years, his work has increased in stature.

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A self-trained artist, CB Hoyo continually produces works that celebrate life itself. Fresh, colorful, and fun are three words that easily describe his creations. Working in acrylics, either on canvas or paper, the artist uses a mixture of art historical trends but always incorporates his unique voice.

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INNER VISIONS BY EL GATO CHIMNEY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Milan based artist El Gato Chimney started his career as a self-taught artist, developing an early interest in graffiti that led to a successful journey into street art. El Gato Chimney has become a prominent presence in leading publications on the subject.

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As the years went by, thanks to the acquisition of new knowledge and the need to continuously improve his technical skills, the artist began to prefer to work in his studio, dedicating his time to introspective research in depicting immaterial things, such as emotions and inner visions.

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Currently, El Gato Chimney’s studies range over a wide variety of subjects, such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, primitive art and spiritualism.

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THOUGHT PROVOKING ART BY NATALIA BERGLUND

by Ariadna Zierold

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Natalia Berglund believes that art should be intriguing and thought provoking. It should grab one’s imagination and give a brief entry into a new world. It should draw the viewer’s attention either through its beauty or the power and mystery of its presence.

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The work Berglund creates falls into this realm. Her art is bold, yet easily accessible. It tells a story through a combination of familiar human forms and surreal environments. She draws her inspiration from the natural world and the expressive qualities of the human face and gesture. Her aim is to use these elements to create a visual fairytale that sparks the curiosity and imagination of viewers of all ages.

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IN-PROGRESS BY DANIELLE KRYSA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Danielle Krysa is a Vancouver based artist with a BFA from the University of Victoria in Visual Arts with a focus on painting, printmaking, and art history. After a summer backpacking through Europe, she attended Sheridan College in Ontario and received a post-grad diploma in Interactive Design. She has worked as a designer in Toronto, and as a Creative Director in Vancouver in the world of advertising & branding.

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THE AMAZING WORK OF JOHN ALVIN

by Ariadna Zierold

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John Henry Alvin (November 24, 1948 – February 6, 2008) was one of the most celebrated contemporary American cinematic artists. He illustrated multitude of film posters for American cinema. He is credited for designing posters and key art for over 135 films, beginning with the poster for Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles (1974).. Alvin’s trademark style came to known as Alvinesque by his associates and friends.

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Sunday newspapers held attraction for young Alvin as it featured movie advertisements which led to his growing interest in movie poster creation. In 1971, he earned his graduate degree from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and soon after took up a job as a freelance artist.

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Alvin’s work included the movie posters for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Gremlins, The Goonies, The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. He also created the anniversary posters for Star Wars.

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