Artistic Journeys

•February 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

BOGOMIL’S CEREMONIAL STAGE: KASPAR AND HIS PROPS
After lengthy wrangling, dozens upon dozens of e-mail and several months, this above painting of mine is safely home again.
This painting had previously been shown in Paris last year, organized by my friend Liba Waring Stambollion for Dreams & Divinities, and it was a great show. Unfortunately the follow-up journey did not go so good when someone else combined this with another exhibition and brought the show to Germany. Following the German leg, Liba was left with the mess of a unresponsive gallery and poor attitude of the so called ‘curator’ who couldn’t care less about what happened after the show closed. Though it wasn’t Liba’s responsibility anymore, she tirelessly engaged herself trying to right things gone wrong. As of this writing, I think all the artists involved had their work finally returned. Interestingly enough, once I networked with several other friends in the business, I found that with this particular gallery, and curator, it had also created problems of a similar nature for them.
In contrast to this, I had nothing but great experience with an exhibition in Bad Säckingen, Germany, at the Villa Berberich, organized by Elena Romanzin and Frank von Düsterlho – here is a album from that exhibition: GRAND SALON 2017 Bad Säckingen and these were my works shown:

EROS THANATOS

ALPHA AND OMEGA – THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BOGOMIL’S UNIVERSE
I have nothing but praise for the professionalism of the organizers and this venue. I am also very thankful to my good friend Wolfram Schwertberger who offered to take care of my works following the show and to bring them to Vienna on his next visit. Wolfram had been very supportive of my work and I am indebted to him for all he has done so far. He has produced and distributed postcards of my work, the most recent of which is this work which I had shown previously at Kunstverein Brücke in Ansbach, Germany, organized by Udo Winkler:

BOGOMIL’S MONASTIC RETREAT
But all in all, the good experiences outweigh the bad – a link to a PDF document of my exhibitions is found here: CURRICULUM VITAE
Possibly I would participate in another show this Spring, featuring this work (stay tuned – it is juried, so wish me luck):

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Artist of the Month February 2017 – WIM KUENEN

•February 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment
ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Our Artist for the month of
February 2017 is
WIM KUENEN

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SNEZANA PETROVIC’S EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS “ALCHEMY OF LIFE”

•January 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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SNEZANA PETROVIC’S EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS “ALCHEMY OF LIFE”

Opening of Snezana Petrovic’s solo exhibition of paintings and drawings from the series “Alchemy of Life”

Djura Jaksic’s House (Skadarska 34, Belgrade, Serbia), January 21, 2017 from 19:00h

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The exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled “Alchemy of Life” by Snezana Petrovic will be open on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 19:00h at the Djura Jaksic’s House in Belgrade, Serbia (address: Skadarska 34).

Snezana Petrovic is a Serbian female painter and printmaker of the young generation whose artworks belong to the genre of figurative surrealism and fantastic art.
The exhibition will feature the artworks realized in the fine art techniques of painting and drawing on which the artist is currently working and explores, created in the period of 2015-2016. The series represents a metaphoric representation of the invisible energy of nature that surrounds us in symbiosis with human’s unconsciousness.

This cultural event will be opened by Dragan Jovanovic Danilov, a Serbian notable poet, essayist and art critic. The text for the exhibition catalogue was written by Dejan Djoric, a Serbian prominent art critic and theoretician of art. The exhibition will last till January 31st, 2017.

From the text of the exhibition catalogue by Dejan Djoric, an art critic:

“A beautiful girl, with a beautiful name is now audaciously creating not a fantastic, but, perhaps it is better to say, magical art. She is telling an enchanted tale of the dreamy princes and their brides, a fairy tale about the princesses, knights and monsters, fishes and balloons, maidens and spiritual warriors. The imaginarium of Snezana Petrovic is a well of good news, images which please the eye, memories of lovely creatures, ladies and gallant gentlemen of the European courts. Her speech is hidden, alchemical, and her world utterly symbolical, thus inexhaustible. Although it is possible to classify this visual symbolism, her choice of topics and motifs ideally disappears in the inconceivable, secret and poetic, leaving the viewer to feel and experience the work. Finally, ecce pictor, here is the painter whose understandable and acceptable hermetism returns towards the femininity in the best, although the most difficult, way – by using a consummate skill, which is forgotten and, more and more frequently, forbidden.”

About the artist:

Snezana Petrovic was born in 1977 in Novi Sad, Serbia. She graduated from the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad in 2004 in the class of Professor Milan Stanojev at the Department of Printmaking. In 2008 she obtained a Magister of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad in the class of Professor Radovan Jandric. In 2015 she obtained a Doctor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia under the mentorship of Professor Zarko Smiljanic. She has participated in 16 solo and more than 90 group exhibitions, both in Serbia and worldwide and has won several awards for her artworks.

SNEZANA PETROVIC page at the VISIONARY ART GALLERY

WELTSCHMERZ – Recent Drawings by Ben Tolman

•January 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment
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THE SUBCONSCIOUS VISIONS OF JOE MacGOWN

•January 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

GRAND SALON 2017 – Bad Säckingen

•January 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Group Exhibition 
GRAND SALON 2017 
at Villa Berberich
Parkstr. 1, Bad Säckingen, 1 Etage (first floor)
Germany
 
Exhibition opens Saturday, January 14th 2017 at 2:00 PM
Vernissage at 5:00 PM
Exhibition continues until Sunday, February 19th 2017
Opening times:
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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I am participating with the following works:
ALPHA AND OMEGA  – THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BOGOMIL’S UNIVERSE
EROS THANATOS
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Visionary Artist of the Month January 2017 is JACKIE EDWARDS

•January 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Our Artist for the month of
January 2017 is
September 2016 - VEERACHAN USAHANUN

JACKIE EDWARDS

Artist of the Month September 2016 - VEERACHAN USAHANUN

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