SURREALISTIC NATURE BY DULK

by Ariadna Zierold

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Antonio Segura Donat aka Dulk mixes Flemish painters’ mannerisms with bizarre and ironic images, characterized by deep emotional sincerity. The artist builds fantastic sceneries, with richly detailed fantasy worlds to be explored, in which viewers can lose themselves and dream.

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Between urban art, drawing, painting, sculpture or advertisment, each medium is a challenge that he takes up with pleasure and determination. His world is a surrealistic landscape full of imaginary details, rising up in factions against humans.

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UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE BY RAVI ZUPA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Denver based artist Ravi Zupa’s images are drawn and painted by his hand. He considers books the best way to experience art and has spent decades studying art from cultures and movements that span history and originate from nearly all geographical regions. Being entirely self-taught, he looks for inspiration in works by German Renaissance print makers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists, Mughal paintings, religious iconography from Europe, Asia and Pre-Columbian Latin America, and revolutionary propaganda the world over. With a distaste for ironic art or the thoughtless appropriation of culture, he integrates seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal.

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Ravi demonstrates mastery in a wide range of media including painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramic and assemblage sculpture, and collage. He employs recycled materials such as blueprints, envelopes and old letters salvaged from dumpsters.

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NEW FROM OLD BY BENNETT SLATER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Bennett Slater is an illustrator, designer and graduate from the BAA interpretive illustration program at Sheridan Institute. Bennett’s work draws inspiration from the relationship the future shares with the past; new from old, life from death.

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Utilizing traditional oil methods on wood, Bennett plays with a mixture of traditional flemish and dutch disciplines, with bold geometric forms linked to the contemporary avant-garde school of design. This dichotomy of contrasting artistic disciplines and influences lends itself to the underlying dualities observed in his work.

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HUMAN NATURE CONUNDRUM BY MADELINE VON FOERSTER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Madeline von Foerster uses a five century-old mixed technique of oil and egg tempera, developed by the Flemish Renaissance Masters. Although linked stylistically to the past, her paintings are passionately relevant to the present, as such timely themes as deforestation, endangered species, and war find expression in her work.

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FLEMISH PORTRAITS BY AMY HILL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Amy Hill is an artist based out of New York, USA. Her paintings of people are influenced by fifteenth century Flemish works.

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Amy works primarily non-objectively using water-based mediums and collage. She is continuously growing – employing a variety of experimental ideas and techniques, which infuse her works with excitement and emotion. She has a unique ability to add these new ideas and techniques to her works while allowing one to see the influence of her former methods and subject matter still reflected within them.

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