Charter Member of Immagine & Poesia
Aeronwy Bryn Thomas-Ellis (3 March 1943 – 27 July 2009) was the second child of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
Born in London, where her parents lived at the time, she was named for the River Aeron. In 1949, the family moved to the Boat House, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales. After her father's death in 1953, she and her mother went to Rome, later moving to Sicily. She learnt Italian and became a translator of Italian poetry. She was also known as an ambassador for her father's work, and as a patron of the Dylan Thomas Society. Visiting professor in schools and universities in the U.K. and abroad, in the late ‘90s she was very popular with the students of Giuseppe Perotti School in Torino, Italy for her "creative writing" courses. In 2007 she became President of IMMAGINE&POESIA (Image and Poetry), the international artistic literary movement founded at Teatro Alfa, Torino, Italy.
Aeronwy Thomas died in 2009 in New Malden London, aged 66.
Aeronwy Bryn Thomas Ellis (Londres, 3 mars 1943 - Londres, 27 juillet 2009) est une écrivaine et poète anglaise, fille du poète gallois Dylan Thomas et de la danseuse Caitlin MacNamara.
Aeronwy Thomas a été la porte-parole de l'oeuvre de son père et la directrice de la Dylan Thomas Society. En 2003 elle a reçu le doctorat « honoris causa » de L'Université de Swansea (University of Wales). En 2007 elle est devenue Présidente du Mouvement artistique littéraire Immagine & Poesia (« Image & Poésie » en français).
Honour Committee of Immagine & Poesia
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born March 24, 1919) , American poet, painter liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Boooksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (New York: New Directions, 1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over 1 million copies. Since 2009 he has been in the Honour Committee of Immagine & Poesia.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (né le 24 mars 1919) est un poète américain, bien connu sous les auspices du co-propriétaire de la librairie City Light Books, et d'une maison d'édition du même nom qui a fait paraître les travaux littéraires des poètes de la Beat Generation, y compris Jack Kerouac et Allen Ginsberg.
En 2009 Ferlinghetti est devenu Membre Honoraire du mouvement artistique littéraire Immagine & Poesia.
Honour Committee of Immagine & Poesia
Ugo Nespolo (born at Mosso, Biella on August 29, 1941) is an Italian painter and sculptor, particularly known for his experimental films, his applied art works and his artistic collaborations in advertising, theater and literature.
Nespolo graduated at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti of Turin under Enrico Paulucci and obtained a degree in Modern Literature at the University of Turin, with a thesis on Semiology.
His career as an artist started in the 1960s and his work was influenced by Pop Art, which was becoming popular in Italy in those years, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera and Fluxus, movements that he learned to appreciate during his frequent trips to the United States. After the first trip in 1967, he continued to regularly visit the States, where he spent long periods especially during the 1980s. Irony and transgression were part of his art and since then, and will characterise also all the rest of Nespolo's work in the years to come. Since 2010 he has been in the Honour Committee of Immagine & Poesia.
Ugo Nespolo (Mosso, 29 agosto 1941) è un pittore e scultore italiano.
Ottiene il diploma all'Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti ed in seguito si laurea in Lettere moderne mostrando grandi interessi per la semiologia.
Esordisce nel panorama artistico italiano negli anni sessanta con contaminazioni della Pop Art e con una stretta militanza con concettuali e poveristi. La sua produzione si caratterizza presto per forte accento trasgressivo, ironico e quell'apparente senso del divertimento, doti che si presteranno alla "tela cinematografica" esplorando presto, negli anni settanta, anche questo mezzo di espressione.
Gli anni ottanta concretizzano la maturazione più apprezzata del suo periodo americano, i suoi quadri rappresentano oggetti e luoghi comuni delle città statunitensi.
Negli anni novanta affianca alle sue numerose attività l'impegno nel Teatro realizzando scene e costumi per L'elisir d'amore di Donizetti al Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, all'Opera di Parigi, Losanna, Liegi e Metz.
Il passaggio di secolo segna per l'artista una tappa fondamentale, a lungo desiderata e cercata: la realizzazione del "suo" atelier (realizzato in prima persona all'interno di una fabbrica abbandonata della sua Torino) che, come uno scrigno prezioso, avvolge e contiene le sue creazioni, i suoi "giochi tecnologici", i suoi affetti più cari.
Dal 2010 fa parte del movimento artistico letterario Immagine & poesia in qualità di socio onoraio.
Ugo Nespolo vive e lavora a Torino.
Argentina: Alejandra Miranda, La Paz City, Entre Ríos
Alejandra Miranda was born in Buenos Aires City, Argentina. In 1987 finished the National Fine Arts School “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” as Drawing and Painting National Teacher. During 1988 and 1989 studied in Multimedia and Experiment Workshop, by Prof. Alfredo Portillos, in Superior School of Arts “Ernesto de la Cárcova”.
Alejandra Miranda, together with the artist Jorge Macchi, establish a Child Art Workshop, in the “Martinez Permanent Educational Center” from 1984 to 1990. In 1987, she took part in the Board about Education, in the First Inter American Lecture about Aboriginal People.
During 1988 taught “From Prehistory to Post Modernism”, in “Romulo Raggio Foundation Museum”, Vicente López City. From 1988 to 1994 taught painting to teenagers and adults in her Workshop in Martínez, Buenos Aires.
At the moment, she lives in La Paz City, Entre Ríos, Argentina, is studying an after-degree (Visual Arts) in the Litoral University. She teaches in theoretical and practical workshops about Visual Arts Fundamentals, with special emphasis on the development of the creativity.
She participated in national and international exhibitions, in Uruguay, Japan, Belgium and Germany since 1985 until now. Her works take part of private collections in Buenos Aires and abroad, (San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Mexico, Santiago de Chile, Barcelona, London, Athens, Prague, etc.)
Alejandra Miranda is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in Argentina.
Australia: Jon Baird, Queensland
Australia: Caroline Magerl, Queensland
Caroline Magerl is an award-winning and internationally distinguished illustrator, cartoonist and painter, who is recognised as a unique and arresting presence. Her work spans from dark, enigmatic oil paintings, through incisive cartoons, to lively children’s book illustrations. It has been exhibited in a variety of galleries and art fairs and celebrated in numerous publications.
She is a representative of Immagine & Poesia in Australia.
Bahrain and India: R. Gopakumar, Kerala, India
R. Gopakumar a contemporary artist from India resides in Bahrain. He is working in both traditional and digital mediums. His works have been exhibited in many international exhibitions and got place in many reputed International Galleries such as Yoko Ono's Wish Tree at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kinsey Institute Art Gallery permanent art Collection, Indiana University, USA; Immagine & Poesia Seat, Torino, Italy.
“I am not a traditionalist, questioning the social condition of society. To achieve this, I use Visual Arts but not bothered of Forms, Color, Medium etc.” R.Gopakumar
In 2010 he was appointed Representative of Immagine & Poesia for Bahrain/India.
Bangladesh: Hassanal Abdullah
Hassanal Abdullah, poet, novelist, critic, translator and the author of 21 books including 11 collections of poetry, was born in a village of Gopalgonj, Bangladesh. From the beginning of his writing career, he established his own tone and voice. He has introduced sonnets with rhyming scheme abcdabc efgdefg and seven lines stanza pattern. He calls them Swatantra Sonnets, the second edition of the book with the same title was published in 2004. He also published a novel (1994), and a textbook on Bengali rhetoric and prosody, Kobitar Chhanda, (Bangla Academy, 1997), which has got it's 2nd edition published in 2011 by Mowla Brothers. All of these were written in Bengali and published from Dhaka, except the bilingual collection, Breath of Bengal(2000), which was published by Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick, New York, and was translated into English by Nazrul Islam Naz, a British-Bengali poet. Hassanal is the editor a bilingual (Bengali-English) poetry journal, Shabdaguchha, which is also available on the web: http://www.shabdaguchha.com. He regularly contributes to the major newspapers and journals published from Dhaka and Kolkota. He also contributed to some poetry magazines in the United States, such as LIPS, Paterson Literary Review, Poetrybay, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Asbestos, and Long Island Sound etc. He has been honored as the 'Centerpiece Poet' in the Year's End Issue, 2001, of the Medicinal Purposes Literary Review. Hassanal has also participated in various readings in the NYC area, including Barns and Noble bookstores, as a Feature Poet.
He is the represenative of Immagine & Poesia in Bangladesh.
Belgium: Germain Droogenbroodt
Germain Droogenbroodt,was born in the Flemish part of Belgium but lives already 28 years in Altea, a picturesque Mediterranean city in Spain. He is a worldwide appreciated poet, invited yearly at the most famous international poetry festivals. His poetry is many-sided. Starting with nature poetry and a collection of love poems, his countless journeys in the East lead to philosophic poetry, published so far in 25 countries where he received several international awards as a poet, translator and promotor of poetry. He wrote so far eleven poetry books. Germain Droogenbroodt is also a translator, publisher and promotor of modern international poetry. In Belgium he founded in 1984 POINT Editions (POetry INTernational) publishing in Dutch translation modern poetry from all over the world.
Brazil: Cristiane Campos, Ubatuba
"I was born with natural talent for painting. in spite of not having studied arts in an official school, I have been reading and obtained knowledge, because it is my life.
Art is for me a bridge to show to my world emotions.
Eu nasci com talento natural para pintura. apesar de não ter estudado artes em uma escola oficial, eu tenho lido e obtido conhecimentos, porque é minha vida.
Arte é para mim uma ponte para mostrar ao mundo minhas emoções."
Cristiane Campos' paintings have been shown in solo or group exhibitions since 1991.
She is the Representative of Immagine & Poesia in Brazil.
Cameroon: Damien Senyuy, Yaoundé
Nyuyse Damien Senyuy also known as Damien Blue is an Artist- Musician.
From an early age he has always had an inclination to paint, draw, write, sing and dance. As
a teenager he found that through his art he could communicate and form relationships with people who viewed and looked at his works. He would be asked questions about what he had created and this
would give him an opportunity to introduce them to the world of artistic expression and explain his ideology. In 2005 his works attracted an international artist called “Angu
Walter” who gave him a scholarship to study art and also be his mentor. Later in 2009 he graduated and operated his own art gallery.
As a contemporary artist, he uses a couple of different art forms and mediums with master touches to bring his imaginations to life. You truly get a nice sense of humor in his paintings as he paints on themes interpreting our everyday life. Resident in Cameroon-central Africa, Damien's paintings now have an international recognition with sales and deliveries from online, USA, Germany and from his home based Art Gallery in Cameroon.
His Art has also drawn the attention of international bodies like the University Of New
South Wales Australia that used his painting as a significant figure for a music course. The walker Primary school in UK has taken on a three year project to use his art as focus to inspire and
educate their 6year old pupils from 2013. He has been an ambassador from Cameroon to Jordan international art exhibition to help people living with cancer, Art and Peace Festival in Brazil,
Cameroon representative of Art Nations in Germany, and now he also just took the responsibility to represent the Immagine and Poesia movement in his Country, just to name a few.
He also runs his own non-profit organization called “Visionary Art world foundation” which operates more on doing voluntary art therapy with people living with disabilities, street children and
Apart from painting; Damien Blue is a singer, guitarist and songwriter. His ability to sing in English, French, German and dialect is one of Damien's great characteristics.
His music is full of creativity, energy and beautiful Afro jazz melodies from his 2010 album titled “Angale”. His multi lingual songs and colors have a great universal appeal.
"It's a double pleasure for me when someone can locate his or her self in any of my works of art"
Canada: Huguette Bertrand, Québec
Huguette Bertrand is a French-Canadian poet and editor, born in Sherbrooke (Québec), Canada. She has been writing french poetry for 30 years and has published 33 poetry books. Her poetry printed books are listed in Canadiana and their digital edition pdf and epub formats can be downloaded for free in the digital collection of Library and Archives Canada. Since 2001 twelve (12) of her poetry books in french can be downloaded from the digital library Project Gutenberg, USA. Her poems were also published in many poetry journals and anthologies, in Canada, France, U.S.A., Romania, Wales (U.K.), India, and on many websites the last 20 years. Besides her publications, she participated to poetry shows, book shows, exhibition of her poetry on photos in Québec, in France and Norway, gave workshops in Quebec and France. She is the representative of the international movement IMMAGINE & POESIA in Canada and editor of digital anthologies for this said movement.
Official website : http://www.espacepoetique.com/
Wikipedia : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguette_Bertrand
Huguette Bertrand est une poète et éditrice Franco-Canadienne, née à Sherbrooke, (Québec) Canada. Elle écrit de la poésie depuis 30 ans et a publié 33 livres de poésie. Ses livres imprimés figurent dans Canadiana et leur édition numérique en formats .pdf et .epub se retrouvent dans la collection électronique de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. Depuis 2001, douze (12) de ses recueils de poésie figurent dans la Bibliothèque virtuelle Project Gutenberg, U.S.A. Ses poèmes ont aussi été publiés dans plusieurs revues et anthologies dans divers pays (Canada, France, U.S.A., Pays de Galles, Roumanie, Inde) et sur de nombreux site web depuis ces 20 dernières années. Outre ses publications, participation à des récitals de poésie, salons de livre, dédicaces; expositions de ses poèmes avec photos et tableaux au Québec, en France et en Norvège; animation d’ateliers de poésie au Québec et en France. Elle est la représentante canadienne du mouvement international IMMAGINE & POESIA et éditrice des anthologies numériques pour ce même mouvement.
Site officiel : http://www.espacepoetique.com/
Wikipedia : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguette_Bertrand
Canada: Wendy Skog, Victoria
Wendy Skog studied art at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.
Influenced by the New York School of painters, Skog has been an abstract painter since the late '80s. Her artistic growth and development in the medium of acrylic on canvas has been enhanced by attending the prestigious Emma Lake Artists' Workshop in Canada and the Triangle Artists' workshop in New York. Skog has had the great benefit and privilege of studio critiques by Karen Wilkin, the notable New York critic, and Ken Carpenter, Chair of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto. Skog has frequently traveled to Toronto, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles to study art in major public museums and private galleries.
The paintings of Wendy Skog have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Canada and the United States. They have been internationally included in both corporate and private collections.
The artist's studio is located in Victoria, B.C. Canada and maintains an online portfolio of paintings at http://www.wendyskog.com./
Wendy Skog is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Canada (Victoria)
Chile: Tamara Valdovino, Viña del Mar
Tamara Valdovino spent her childhood and adolescence in Berlin, Germany. At the age of 20 she decided to travel to Chile for the first time to know her natal country and to stay there.
In 1993 she entered the Art school of Viña del Mar, where she chose to study the technology of the engraving, considering it an excellent source of expression. After a 6 years’ break, she decided to continue to study Art again and her interests were nature and human figure.
In 2005 a series of drawings and engravings were exhibited in the Museum of the Mar, Wulff Castle. In 2006 she obtained her Mastery in Arts .
Nowadays she applies herself to engraving, drawing and painting in order to represent a series of landscapes and trees, investigating the textures, the atmosphere and the color in the process.
In her works, she looks for the mystery of nature which forms a world of silence.
Tamara Valdovino’s works have been shown in exhibitions since 1994.
She is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Chile.
China and Japan: Misako Chida, Dalian, China
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Birthday: November 13, 1972
Currently lives in Dalian, China
2004 Dalian International Exhibition of Modern Art, Oil Paintings
2005 Group Exhibition “Passion for Life”
2008 Solo Exhibition “Angel’s Wings”
2008 Group Exhibition “Performance 8”
2010 China International Gallery Exposition
She started painting at the age of 30 on her own when she felt a gradual urge to express what her soul had contained.
After painting series of women with different emotions, landscapes, flowers, and angels, she began to search for the true purpose of expressing her feelings in the form of art. She later realized that the life was all about love, harmony, and peace, and while having fun with experimenting and creating her art, she started to add essense of loving emotions in her works.
Her current aim is to contribute to all friends in the world by sharing love, joy, and happiness she has expressed in her works.
Misako Chida is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in China and Japan.
China: Li Zhien, Dalian
Born in Dalian, China in 1971.
Allied painter and calligrapher of Taiwan Star Structure
Calligraphic work has won Excellence Prize of Wutai Mountain Cup National Calligraphy & Painting Contest
Calligraphic work has won Excellence Prize of National Calligraphy & Painting Contest in memorial of 100th Anniversary of Mao Zedongs Birthday
Yellow Butterfly, his traditional Chinese painting has the Holy Painter Prize of National Calligraphy & Painting Contest in memorial of Holy Painter WU Daozi
Graduated from Adult Education College of Dalian University
Li Zhien is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in China.
Croatia and Slovenia: Boris Pecigoš, Zagreb, Croatia
Boris Pecigoš (b. 1974 in Zagreb, Croatia) discovered his talent for painting at age of 31, when he went to the art workshops led by Andrea Weiss Sadeh.
Andrea’s approach to painting and teaching painting is unique, based (along with instruction on the basic art elements and techniques) primarily in developing how to perceive one’s inner self and its expression through the brush strokes.
This approach meant a lot because of Boris’ intuitiveness and sensibility, and he could find the possibility of self-development and engagement with the inner world of emotions, conflicts, desires and longings, as well as the expression of his enthusiasm with nature and its energy flows.
He mainly uses vivid colours applied directly from the tube (impasto) and rapid and intense brush strokes or palette knife strokes to express his emotions and inner world or to abstract nature or figures. That is why his paintings are felt more than watched by eyes and mentally analyzed.
He is at the last year of academic studies in painting at the Arthouse - College of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Croatia and Slovenia.
Czech Republic: Robert Fürbacher, Trutnov
Robert Fűrbacher was born in 1970 in Trutnov (Czech Republic).
From 1988 to 1992 , Robert studied free art academy in Rotterdam (Netherlands ), under guidance of an academic painter / teacher Mr. Willem Koelewijn.This was followed by many styles of paintings ( Pop Art, Impressionism , graphics ... ). V mid-nineties, Robert " discovered" the secret of abstract art.First with mixed feelings , then with great enthusiasm.
"It was the rediscovery of mine own creation, instead of permanent control on the creative process ,total freedom,which was liberating for me."
He participated in many group exhibitions in the Netherlands . He had more than 40 personal exhibitions up to today (Netherlands,Czech Republic, Belgium and Poland)
His works belong to many private collections.
"I mainly use acrylic paints,oil paints and various natural materials and that all mix together.Images are created from more than 20 transparent layers. I'm inspired by my inner world,and trying with my work,to show another perception."
Robert Fürbacher is primarily an abstract painter , whose paintings are full of vibrant color wide range of shades. The paintings carry a certain mystique and magic. They speak to us through the artist's vision of the world , which sounds somewhat exotic. Looking at work from his colorful paintings radiates warmth and rainbow mood takes us on a subjectively positive feelings of harmony, whose achievement is one of the artist's main objectives.
He is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic: Vera Tataro, Prague
Born 1966 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Graduated from Graphic High School in Prague in 1985.
Between 1985 - 1990 worked at a cartoon film studio at Barrandov, Prague.
Between 1991 - 1997 engaged in graphics and design.
Vera Tataro is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in the Czech Republic.
Denmark: Camelia Elias, Roskilde
PhD, Associate Professor of American Studies
Editor-in-Chief of EyeCorner Press
Editor-in-Chief of PsyArt
Camelia Elias is a professor of American Studies at Roskilde University in Denmark. Apart from academic work and research, she also writes prose poetry and paints. In her visual and aesthetic work she uses interesting people as her inspiration.
"All my paintings reflect the interrelational aspect in our inventiveness in terms of how we see each other".
Camelia Elias is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Denmark.
Ethiopia: Helina Million, Addis Ababa
Helina Million Bogale was born in 1984 in Ethiopia, “a land of endless culture, music and
languages", according to her own words.
She attended The Sandford English Community School, which allowed her to point out her two personalities and so she was able
to switch from the Ethiopian way of life to the western one.
During her educational training Helina met the world of Art and through Art she understood it was possible to overthrow all the barriers of superficial differences.
Helina is a self-taught artist.
One of her works has been exhibited in New York.
Helina Million is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Ethiopia.
“ My life is my greatest inspiration, after all, I can only paint
what I know . My work is a depiction of my ordeals, my sorrow, my anger , my exhilaration, my pensive thoughts.
But I also find inspiration in everything I come across, my latest being the human body.
The media I work with are: oil paint, water color , pencil, crayon,
and pastel. My work is handmade from scratch.
I wish to achieve a lot in art , I wanna break barriers and learn everything that’s out there.”
Finland: Ismo Jokiaho, Tampere
Ismo Jokiaho was born in 1965 in a Saarijärvi in the middle of Finland. Currently he lives in Tampere working as an artist. He began to paint when he was about twenty after a crucial trip to different European art museums. He graduated in 1992 in Cultural Studies and Arts at the University of Joensuu and he started to paint regularly.
His works and pictures are usually made in ink and oil colors.
He usually works with traditional tools, brushes, oils, canvases, paper etc.
He works by adding broad outlines of the material and color, and if necessary, he takes them away, again and again – as long as the work starts to communicate and responds to his suggestions. It is characteristic that he respects also the so-called “damages” and “coincidences” as part of the process.
As an artist he tries to transfer the understanding and feeling of the unspoken onto a paper or canvas and dissolve the division between the practice of different cultural forms and the practice of painting.
According to his opinion, painting is freedom to seek, explore, change direction and eventually find something touching and relevant.
Ismo Jokiaho’s works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions since 1986.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Finland.
Mar Thieriot, France, Canada, Brazil
France: Mariana Thieriot Loisel
Born in Brasil, issued from both French and Brazilian culture Mar Thieriot ( Mariana Thieriot Loisel) was raised in Brazil during her childhood, than moved to France, where she did all her studies from graduated scholl to her Master and DEA in Philosophy and Education. Back to Brazil for her research studies she concluded a Ph.D between French and Brazilian Universities about Education, Culture and Society. She has both brazilian and french citizenship. She moved to Canada in 2008 for her post doctoral studies about human mutations. She is also a painter and a poet, her first poetry was published at the age of twelve. Since than her major ambition was to become a poet, as she sees poetry as deep way to relate with beauty and truth.
Gabon: Dany Okoumba, Libreville
Né le 14 janvier 1993 à Libreville (Gabon), de parents gabonais, Dany Okoumba est le second fils de Maurice Okoumba-Nkoghé. Très tôt, Dany Okoumba s'intéresse à la littérature. Alors, en classe de Terminale, à 18 ans, il publie en décembre 2011, aux "Éditions Abdon Macaya", un recueil de poèmes intitulé "Mélodies Premières", sa première œuvre.
En 2012, il entre à l'Institut National des Sciences de Gestion (INSG).
En juin 2013, Dany Okoumba remporte le 1er Prix en Poésie, catégorie Jeunes Adultes - 20 à 27 ans - à la 1ère Édition du Concours Littéraire des "Éditions AMAYA".
En octobre 2013, il devient chroniqueur au journal L'Étudiant Autonome (LEA) de Paris.
Dany Okoumba est le représentant du Mouvement Immagine & Poesia au Gabon.
Georgia: Aleko Batashvili, Tbilisi
Aleko Batashvili was born in 1962 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He studied in State Academy of Art. Since 1985 he has participated at exhibitions in Galleries over the world. Member of the IFA (international Federation of Artists), film director, made TV movies, TV programmers about Art & performance, member of the Association of painters & Sculptors in Israel.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Georgia.
A C A D E M I C S
1981-1987 - Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia
1989-1993- All-Union Institute of Cinematography, Moscow, Russia
M E M B E R S H I P
2002- Member of the International Organization Film Directors’ Guild
1996- Member of the Association of painters and Sculptors in Israel
1989-1993-Member of International Federation of Artists IFA (UNESCO)
A C T I V I T E S
2012- The founder and the exhibition organizer of gallery “AMADEO”
2010- “Ancient History”, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi History Museum
2006-2002 - Tel-Aviv Cinematek Exhibition Hall, Israel.
2002-2006 Korin Maman History Museum, Israel.
Germany: Elke Kraft, Pegnitz
"I was born 1963 in Pegnitz, Germany. My father was also a painter and so I am creative since I was a child. I learned Batic, coloring silk, painting on canvas and aquarell painting. I like needlework and sewing. Since 1994 I have been the owner of a shop for needlework. I am the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Germany"
1997 illustration of the book “Die Topfgucker”
2004 painting on the wall – Eisstadion Pegnitz
2005 cooperation with 2 producers of artprinting
2008 solo exhibition “extensive” Sparkasse Bayreuth
Since 2012 producer of caps and needlework under own label
2012-2013 solo exhibition topphysio, Nürnberg
Germany and Russia (Siberia): Maria Marachowska, Berlin
Germany: Heike Schmidt, Stuttgart
Heike Schmidt loves experimenting with colours. She mixes many of her paints herself using pigments. The artist considers the preparation of the paint, experimenting with the proportions of the pigment mixture and binder to be not only preparation but already part of the artistic process leading from the idea through the creation to the completion of the works.
In terms of contents, the artist deals with the basic questions of our existence, the genesis of the earth and our universe. Her works belonging to the series ‘Galaxie’ and ‘Dream World’ in particular, demonstrate the artist's longing for the infinity of our being and may be interpreted as snapshots of the genesis of the universe and the birth of the galaxies. She shows through colour, canvas and the use of technical aids how gases condense, mix with other elements creating new matter which is ever-changing through a variety of influences.
Heike Schmidt preferably works with the colour blue, the colour of longing and infinity. For the series ‘Dream World’ the artist extended her colour palette including red and green.
Heike Schmidt lives and works in Stuttgart.
Since 2008 her works have been shown in exhibitions in Germany, Austria and The Netherlands.
Heike Schmidt is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Germany.
Greece: Fotini Hamidieli, Veria
was born in 1957 in Greece. She studied painting in Rhode Island School of Design in the U.S.A.(1975-1978) and then attended the college’s European Honors Program in Rome (1978-1979).
She has been exhibiting since 1978 with fourteen solo shows most of them in Thessaloniki and in Athens.
She has participated in more than eighty group shows mainly in Greece but also in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Hungary, Spain and Turkey.
She is a member of the Visual Artists Union of Northern Greece and works as an art teacher in a secondary education school. Being very interested in children’s art I does volunteer work in the city’s public library developing art workshops for kids. Her work has been published in several literary books, magazines and catalogs and it is part of private and public collections.
Fotini Hamidieli is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Greece.
Hungary: Marianna Venczák , Budapest
Artist, since 1993 graphic artist, illustrator, painter. Each picture is made with mixed technique of own development: waterproof ink, aquarelle, cold enamel. National Association of Lovers of Art - Member of Presidency From 2002. Member of the National Association of Fine Arts
Since 2000: Collective Exhibition each year at the Pataky Community Centre in Budapest, Hungary .
Her works have been shown in exhibitions in Hungary and abroad.
Marianna Venczák is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Hungary.
Indonesia: Djunaidi Kenyut, Ubud, Bali
Born in Surabaya, March 11, 1979
“the Dinding” Orasis art gallery, Surabaya.
“SINAU“ House of Rotten Apple, Surabaya.
Group Exhibition (selection)
”STRONG COMMITMENT”, Adi’s Gallery 03, Ubud-Bali.
“ARTJOG11”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta.
“COLLABORATION”, CCCL Surabaya.
“OH’ FOR DOG SAKE“, Naka contemporary gallery, Denpasar – Bali
“FILL UP THIS BOX”, Bledog art Space, Ubud-Bali.
“ALT3RNATIVE STATE”, Surabaya Art Festival (FSS), Balai Pemuda, Surabaya.
“RE-MIXED”, Dimensi Art Gallery, Surabaya.
“OPEN SPACE”, Bledog art space, Ubud, Bali. Indonesia.
“IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER“, Kendra Gallery, Bali.
“AMAZING GRACE #2″, Orasis art gallery, Surabaya.
“HAVING FUN WITH PENCIL”, Galeri Bu Atie, Semarang
“BIENNALE JATIM #3”, Orasis art Gallery, Surabaya.
“ART(i)CULATION“, Hanna artspace, Ubud – Bali.
“BAZAAR ART FAIR“, Hanna artspace – Ritz Carlton Pacific Place, Jakarta
“ART, PEACE AND THE GLOBAL VILLAGE – AGAINST VIOLENCE”, Balai Seni Lukis Pulau Penang, Malaysia.
“THE MINIMANIES”, Balai Pemuda – Surabaya.
“PEACE: EXPRESSION OF HOPE”, R A Gallery – Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“ENCOUNTER”, Hanna Artspace, Ubud – Bali.
“ABANDONED #3 “, House of Rotten Apple, Surabaya.
“INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART“, Galeri Babakan Siliwangi, Bandung.
“PULIH PILUH“, Galeri Surabaya, Surabaya.
“TAHU CAMPUR“, Galeri Surabaya, Surabaya.
“ARTGOESTOSUN”, Galeri Surabaya, Surabaya.
“PENYAIR-PERUPA“, Airlangga University Surabaya.
“INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR“, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“JUMPA MALIOBORO 3“, Eks. Museum Mpu Tantular, Surabaya.
“SENI GRAFIS MODERN“, Galeri Sawunggaling, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur, Surabaya.
“GELAR AKBAR JATIM“, Galeri Sawunggaling, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur, Surabaya.
“BIANGLALA“, KORPRI Hall, Madiun.
“SEMANGAT – SEMANGAT“,Seni Rupa Loro Club, Galeri Surabaya.
“MARI BERGEMBIRA“, Culture Centre ITS, Surabaya.
“UNTUK JOGJA“, Galeri Surabaya, Surabaya.
“+++“, Gedung Merah Putih Balai Pemuda, Surabaya.
“FASHION AND LIFE STYLE“, House of La Paste, Surabaya.
“ROCKLAMASI“, Galeri Surabaya, Surabaya.
“BABARAN KIDUNG CENTHINI“, Kafe Stall, Jogjakarta.
“POSTcART“, House of La Paste, Surabaya.
“DULUR MOJOKERTO MENYAPA 3“, Mojokerto.
“AMAL“, Rumah Dinas Kapolri, Kediri.
Djunaidi Kenyut is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Indonesia.
Iran: Taraneh Ebrahimi, Tehran
Tarane Ebrahimi was born in 1982 in Iran. She is a painter whose work shows an exciting visual style that unites form, fluid brushstrokes, and vivid colour into a tapestry of unique inspiration. She combines dynamic movement with emotion, revealing joy and sadness in equal measures. Her work reflects how an artist is able to tap into a range of human experience.
She believes that colours are important because they symbolize human feelings and emotions.
Ebrahimi is drawn towards abstraction. She believes that the discussion of a finished piece of work becomes a dialogue with the work and the individual viewer.
(Review done by Stefan Fiedorowicz, Artist
Oct 2010, Tehran/ Khorshid gallery, solo painting exhibition)
She is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in Iran.
Ireland (Éire): Donna McGee, Dublin
Donna McGee is an Irish artist and lives in Dublin. She has had a varied career in the financial services industry. Juggling her career and with family commitments, she decided to immerse herself in her childhood passion –painting!
She is largely self-taught and has her own unique style encompassing a diverse range of influences. Her biggest inspiration is to try to capture the restless elemental forces of the Irish landscape and to celebrate its timeless beauty in her work. She aims to stimulate a sense of harmony and curiosity in the eyes of the viewer through her representational and abstract work.
She particularly enjoys the medium of oils and the build-up of rich texturized layers in her abstractions.
Donna McGee is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Ireland.
Israel: Helen Bar-Lev, Metulla
Helen Bar-Lev was born in New York in 1942. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology. She has lived in Israel for 42 years and has held over 90 exhibitions of her landscape paintings, 33 of which were one-person shows. Her poems and artwork have appeared in numerous online and print anthologies.
Collections: Cyclamens and Swords and other poems about the land of Israel, and The Muse in the Suitcase, both with Johnmichael Simon, illustrated by Helen.
In Moonlight the SkyWill Slide with Katherine L. Gordon.
EVERYTHING TODAY, a not-what-you-expect book of poetry about colours with her colour illustrations, is Helen’s latest collection.
She lives in Metulla, Israel with her poet-partner Johnmichael Simon. Her two children and four grandchildren live not far away.
Helen Bar-Lev, artist, poet www.helenbarlev.com
Senior Editor, Cyclamens and Swords Publishing www.cyclamensandswords.com
Assistant to the President and Workshop coordinator, Voices Israel www.voicesisrael.com
Kosovo: Basri Mekolli, Prishtina
BASRI MEKOLLI - graduated from the Faculty of Arts (Printmaking Department) in 1991, at University of Prishtina.
In 1998 he obtained a Master of Art degree at the same University. He works as Full Professor at Printmaking Department/ Faculty of Arts - University of Prishtina - Kosova.
Basri worked as expert for developing National Curricula of Arts and author of two school Art books. Was member of the Jury of the VII Internatinal Print Biennial - Tetova 2008 and lectured in Facultad De Bellas Artes, University of Complutence/ Madrid/ Spain.
Basri was Kosova’s representatives of the International Conference on TEMPUS Project / Zagreb – Croatia and took part in Tamarind Institute Symposium in Albuquerque at University of New Mexico, USA.
He is member of Kosova Art Association and among Worlds Artists Commanduci Universal Dictionary/ Italy. Basri won many prizes in and abroad and took part in more than 60 International Print Biennials among Five Continents.
Basri Mekolli's works have been showns in solo and group exhibitions in Kosovo and abroad since 1978.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Kosovo.
Latvia: Nadezda Krivohizina, Daugavpils
Nadezda Krivohizina was born in Daugavpils (Latvia). She attended Daugavpils University. She has worked as a free artist since 2000. For her pictures she uses different techniques and different styles (realism, impressionism and abstraction). Since 2004 she has started to study icons painting and has tried to paint icons using the ancient masters' rules. In her works she follows the traditions and canons of Orthodox icon painting.
Her art works are in private collections in Latvia, Sweden, Poland, Great Britan. Her works have been shown in group and personal exhibitions in Latvia and abroad.
Nadezda Krivohizina is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in Latvia.
2009 - the Exhibition of art and icon painting " Nocturne". The Daugavpils district and art museum (Latvia).
2008 - the Exhibition of art and icon painting " Hope, faith and love". The Daugavpils centre of the Russian culture. Daugavpils (Latvia).
2005 - the Exhibition of art and graphics arts. The Daugavpils centre of rehabilitation and social developmet. Daugavpils (Latvia)
Latvia: Roman Karpov, Riga
Roman Karpov is a Latvian artist, who started to work in the Soviet Union.
After graduating at the Latvian Academy of Arts he started to look for new approaches to painting. In particular he uses colours to convey de-ideologized and depersonalized emotions. While the Art Society of Riga used to dictate ethnic and folklore motives or socially adopted themes, Roman Karpov tried to step back towards common values or at least to something that could be equally perceived by all social groups. It is important to remind that up to this moment Latvia is culturally divided into two distinct parts of Russian and Latvian speaking societies. That's why the works of Roman Karpov are generally free from unstable social and political realms and try to represent something that is familiar to anyone despite of his nationality or social condition.
Roman Karpov is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in Latvia.
Lebanon: Bernard Renno, Beirut
In addition to his work, Bernard Renno assisted his father Professor Assaad Renno in murals painting (fresco) for eight churches, and participated in more than one hundred individual and group exhibitions in Lebanon and the Arab countries. Renno was granted many Awards, Certificates, medals, cups from different Municipalities & Universities from Lebanon, Mexico, Latvia, Egypt, France, Saudi Arabia and Syria…
“First Protocol” company, in participation with the Ministry of Culture, has honored Artist Bernard Renno for his excellence in Art.
Bernard Renno has perfectly been identified as the artist of workshops and symposiums.
Several of his paintings are located in the Lebanese republic palace.
His works have been shown in exibitions in Lebanon and abroad.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Lebanon.
Macedonia: Ivo Pecov, Skopje
Ivo Pecov was born in 1980 in Macedonia. He gained his high art education with specialty in graphics at National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria where in 2010 he defended his doctoral dissertation. He has participated in many group exhibitions and he has shown his art through several solo exhibitions in Macedonia and abroad.
“Ivo Pecov graphics art works are very rigorous and always in perfect harmony with the artists own words when he says “I prefer art made with direct physical contact with the artist and the materials which he uses for work of art. Because of these reasons I use mostly classical techniques in painting and graphics”.
His works presents a complex mix of the real world social issues intersected with an inner world of powerful imagination and sub consciousness. Ivo Pecov is very well aware of this fine mixture of these two worlds in his art, according to his own statement: “In my creations I always seek for the connection between individual and society, material and spiritual world. I’m interested in actual society problems, which are reflected in part of my works, where I reveal my point of view…
But we must keep looking because it is when we keep looking that the images reveal themselves to be the artist positions and opinions on our world and our society. And one must look for the artwork title, for with this artist the title of each work is also a key to help decipher its message and its intention…
Ivo Pecov artworks are powerful images with the ability and strength to question and eventually change the viewer point of view.”
Curator Aristides Meneses in Prospero International Art Book 2012.
Ivo Pecov is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Macedonia.
Malta: Doranne Alden, Naxxar
As a professional graphic designer and artist, Doranne Alden's preferred painting medium is watercolour. She enjoys working on various subjects and is mostly inspired by the colour of the composition rather than the subject matter itself. Doranne Alden was born in 1963 on the island of Malta and moved to Germany in 1996 and lived there for almost 7 years. She studied Art for a number of years at the Polytechnic School in Malta and also took various short courses in Graphic Design and Interior Design. Her work experience spans several years with various advertising agencies and eventually, before moving overseas, she ran her own advertising company. During the years spent in Germany, she held drawing and watercolour classes for adults. In 2006 Dora, won first prize in the Watercolour Section in a competition organized by the Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, in Malta. As a graphic designer Alden has published photographic calendars, posters and postcards on Malta. On her return to Malta, Alden carried on teaching art to children and adults and also exhibiting her paintings. Her work also recently featured in the UK based ‘Artists & Illustrators’ magazine.
Doranne Alden is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Malta.
Vatsala Radhakeesoon, Mauritius
Mauritius: Vatsala Radhakeesoon
Born in Mauritus on 17 October 1977, Vatsala
Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in various local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and
anthologies. Her first poetry book
‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius).
She is currently the marketing officer of Orbit online magazine (Mauritius) and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.
Vatsala Radhakeesoon is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Mauritius.
Mexico: Raymundo Garza Lozano, Monterrey
Raymundo Garza Lozano is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in Mexico.
PINTOR AUTODIDACTA, NACIDO EN LA CD. DE MONTERREY, N. L., EL 24 DE MAYO DE 1952. SU PROFESION ES LA DE LICENCIADO EN QUIMICA INDUSTRIAL EGRESADO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE NUEVO LEON, OBTENIENDO POSTERIORMENTE UN POSTGRADO EN QUIMICA ORGANICA.
EN EL EJERCICIO DE SU CARRERA PROFESIONAL EN EL MEDIO DE LA FABRICACION DE PINTURAS ARQUITECTONICAS E INDUSTRIAL, HA TENIDO LA OPORTUNIDAD DE CONOCER Y APROVECHAR UN GRAN NUMERO DE MATERIAS PRIMAS QUE SON UTILIZADAS EN SUS OBRAS DE ARTE, LO CUAL SE APRECIA AL VERLAS PERSONALMENTE.
REFLEXIONANDO SOBRE SU TRABAJO:
SUS OBRAS SE CARACTERIZAN POR PRESENTAR TEXTURAS Y EFECTOS PERLESCENTES, METALICOS Y FOSFORESCENTES. DE TRAZOS ASPEROS Y TEMÁTICA FUERTE, CON LO CUAL LOGRA ATRAPAR AL ESPECTADOR;. TRANSMITIENDO MENSAJES TRASCENDENTES, FUTURISTAS Y CONTEMPORANEOS AL MISMO TIEMPO.
SUS TRABAJOS DENOTAN UNA BÚSQUEDA INCANSABLE DE LA VERDAD Y ENCUENTRA ARTE EN TEMAS CONFINADOS PARA LA CIENCIA.
Namibia: Cecilia Czech, Rundu
Cecilia Czech was born in Cape Town 1976/09/11.
She attended school and University in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.
She started to study art at the age of 12: she went to various art classes and is still attending Rundu Christian School.
Cecilia is related to famous artist Oscar Schlemmer.
She won shell art competition 1st place when she was 15.
She won a Silver medal at the Namibian arts Championship for the adult section in Rundu in September 2011.
Now she is painting fulltime mainly focussed on symbolism.
Cecilia has a completion of 100 pictures Sketched on A3.
She is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Namibia.
Nigeria: Oluwanbe Amodu, Lagos
Peru: Alan Kent Chávez Chávez, Trujillo
Alan Kent Chávez Chávez was born on May 21st of 1975 in Trujillo, Peru.
At the age of 2, Alan Kent moved out from the Coast to the Jungle Region of the country where he lived for nearly 10 years within the spell and embrace of nature. This land had a great impact in Alan Kent and he developed a taste for the mysteries and the unknown. At the age of 5, he experienced his first confrontation with Art as he was part on the "Regional Children Art Contest: Painting on the Road" where he won the main prize. Then he moved back to Trujillo.
Life in the Coast was different to living in the jungle, but it could allow Alan Kent to experience a better Education and eventually walk his way on the path of Art, since there were no Art Schools in the Jungle. At the age of 20, he finally began his studies of Art when he won a grant to study at the "Fine Art School Macedonio de la Torre" in Trujillo . He studied there from 1995 to 1999 and graduated with the "Gold Medal Prize". Ever since then, Alan Kent has been working continuously in his Art, which he refers to as “A work of Love”.
The Art of Alan Kent has originally been influenced by Surrealism and The Visionary Art and lately by the Art of 2 outstanding Peruvian artists: Tilsa Tsuchiya (1930-1984) and Venancio Shinki (1932).
Alan Kent walks the path of Magic Symbolism and we can sense an intention of Ecologism hidden within lots of his works, which are part of private collections in different Countries of the world such as USA, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Peru, Spain, Italy, Thailand.
Alan Kent is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Peru.
Poland: Mirek Antoniewicz, Wroclaw
He lives and works in Wroclaw.
1980 - 1983 University Adam Mickiewicz, Poznan
1980 - 1985 University of Wroclaw
1994 - 1995 Graphic Practice on Academy of Fine Arts Wroclaw
He has been exhibiting since 1977 with solo and group shows both in Poland and abroad.
2009 Palm Art Award 2008, Certificates of Excellence, Germany
2008 Foundacion Exteril, 1st Prize, Grand Prize Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugalia
2007 European Masters of Modern Art, Honourable Mention, Burgau, Austria
2007 XIV International Events of Art, Museum Cerveira, Portugalia
2006 V Triennale Autoportretu, Nomination to Award, Radom, Poland
2005 6 Biennale Malych Form Malarskich, Award, Torun, Poland
Mirek Antoniewicz is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Poland.
Poland: Krzysztof Ogonowski, Warsaw
Christopher Ogonowski [born in 81], studied contemporary poety in 1995-2001 under the supervision of a poet Karolina Turkiewicz-Suchanowska. He won numerous poetry contests. He also writes lyrics. He is the author of three books: 'po-kuszenie' ['tempt-ation'], 'parkur' [' freerunning'], 'trzynaście (na szczęście)' ['thirteen (for luck)]. He studied painting during his architecture studies, at the professor Jan Rilke's department in 2001-2005. He participated in many exhibitions. He received the first prize at the Biennale in Vladivostok [category: professional painting] - on October'13. He is the co-author of many architectural and landscape designs, e.g. in Berlin, Warsaw, Katowice, Żelazowa Wola [The Chopin Museum]. His works are inspired by the geometrical strings theory. They are sophisticated combination of architecture, poetry, painting, music and mathematics. He lives in Warsaw where following his architectural and financial education, he runs architecture and finance adviser office.
Manifesto for the book: Thirteen [for luck] by Krzysztof Ogonowski.
Together with: the crisis of faith, worldview and human relations, m-theory connected with theory of strings, global and commercial internet, mass devastation of natural environment, conflicts and nuclear threat, the biggest economic crisis and so on the world we know ended!
I have no willingness to live in this time and space, where there in no place for: proximity and faith, courage and honour- in the world where in the chronic sense of emptiness reigns. This is why I think that the duty of today’s art and science is tenewed redefinition of basic valnes in a manner that is comprehensible to everyone.
The key to the solution of Everything (reneved redefinition) is the geometrical theory of strings in its broadest dimension of m-theory. It is this theory that gives hope. The aim of redefinition is to create new space-time continuum, that is a new dimension of valnes, natural environment, economy, etc.
My attempt is: Thirteen – painting and texts. It is a definition of primitive notions, where each is potentially true and potentially false. The point of departure is: Plato’s solids (and others), curves, spheres-the aim, however, (not attainable at this stage) is the Calabi Yan’s manifold.
Portugal: Vitor Mohinos, Lisbon
Born in Lisbon, Portugal
Painting course, in the city of Barreiro
Painting course Development/project-Centro de Artes Plásticas do Barreiro (Artesfera)
Portrait Painting Workshop in SNBA
Member of Artiset-Association of visual artists of Setúbal
AAAGP-Association of Friendship and Galician-Portuguese arts
Artistic and Cultural circle Artur Bual
-Author of "Arts & Crafts", organized annually by the Town Hall of the Clump.
-Author of postcards, book covers and illustrations for books of poetry, associativity and Biographies, some editions of the Town Hall of the Clump.
-Invited devise and perform wall panels, having as theme the history of various public bodies.
Represented in several private and institutional collections in the country and abroad.
In addition to painting, passing through poetry with poems published, amateur theatre, Director of several programs on a local radio, co-founder of a music group, author of lyrics, songs and musical arrangements.
Vitor Mohinos is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Portugal.
Romania: Dan Brad, Brasov
DAN BRAD, was born in 1965 in Brasov, city of the Romanian province of Transylvania.
" Dan Brad is an Original artist of the moment, with an international activity and great success to public and art critics. His art works can be found in art galleries from USA and Europe, in the collections of several institutions and private collectors around the world. He creates in art the Realism of Conception, (2003), in a manner that brings a new dimension and ideological substance of representation to Abstract expressionism. The art lovers and collectors are in permanent contact with his artwork through: permanent exhibitions, artistic projects, personal and group exhibitions, since 1983. "
International Contemporary Artists, Vol. II, page 28
I.C.A.Publishing(2011), New York, U.S.A.
“ Working in his native Transylvanian region of Romania, painter Dan Brad explores colorful and dynamic Abstract expressionism. Occasionally, one of his paintings features a nearly figurative form, while the rest of the image booms with bright hues, energetic movements and strong forms. These abstractions are Brad's focus, as he crafts energy, flow and direction with a build-up of swooping shapes, lines and shades. Playing with this changing, shifting imagery, Brad gives his works titles that reflect their shapes but do not confine meaning.
His abstractions, despite their eclecticism, always organize themselves around shelters, structures and architectural shapes. In so doing, Brad invites us to engage the forms by interpreting and redefining them. Stylized roofs, caves, windows and doorways punctuate his fluid landscapes, but do not confine the viewer. With these spaces and refuges, Brad invites viewers into the works; he carves a space within his art from which we may look back out. Finally, he explores our sense of interiority by portraying his own.”
Agora Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Press Release (2008)
Dan Brad is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Romania.
Romania: Olimpia Iacob, Satu Mare
Olimpia Iacobis a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at “Vasile Goldiş” West University of Arad, Romania. She graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the “Al. I.Cuza” University (Iași), from which she earned a Ph.D. in 2000 with a dissertation entitled The Translation Theory Applied to the Poetry of Nichita Stănescu. Iacob’s interests include poetics and translation, linguistics, stylistics, and translation studies. Recently she has become a member of the Writers’ Union of Romania. Her book-length translations include works in prose and poetry by Cassian Maria Spiridon, Gabriel Stănescu, Gheorghe Grigurcu, Petre Got, Mircea Petean, and Magdalena Dorina Suciu, as well as George Vulturescu’s Nord și dincolo de Nord / The North and Beyond the North.
Olimpia Iacob is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in Romania.
Russia: Ольга Налётова, Moscow, Russian Federation
Ольга Налётова (Olga Naletova) was born in 1966 in St.Petersburg.
She finished Ioganson’s Art College at the USSR Academy of Arts.
In 1990 she graduated from I.E.Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and
Architecture at the USSR Academy of Arts.
Faculty of Painting. Neprintsev’s Studio.
Ольга Налётова is Member of the Union of Artists of St.Petersburg from 1992.
She is also Member of the Union of Artists of Moscow
She lives and works in Moscow
Ольга Налётова is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Russia.
Serbia: Katarina Radenkovic, Belgrade
Born 06.04.1972. Civil engineer, graphic designer and painter. Lives and works in Serbia. She paints from an early age.
She is the author of a site www.katarinar.com where she presents her artistic pop-art creativity and contributes to inform the public about cultural events.
Her works are in private collections in different countries.
She has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions, including London and Hamburg.
"The world is in a constant search for
new ways of artistic expression and this allows me almost everything. I like combining elements and techniques of collage stylized visual representations of the urban environment with elements
of pop, female figure, ubiquitous symbols and allusions to
the metropolitan media jungle.
The pictures are kind of testimony about the time behind us. My work will remain as a record of the current of modern life."
Katarina Radenkovic is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Serbia.
Gloria Keh, Singapore
Singapore: Gloria Keh
Gloria Keh, an artist based in Singapore, is very passionate about raising funds for charities through her art. Drawing her inspiration from Mother Nature, literature and poetry, Gloria finds freedom, contentment and inner peace through her art. Painting is a spiritual practice for Gloria, who particularly enjoys art journaling and creating mandalas.
She was born in the Chinese astrological year of the dragon, the year being 1952. Her first teacher, was her late father, the oil painter, Martin Fu. Growing up with the smell of turpentine, Gloria began selling her artworks as a child, to supplement her pocket money. As an adult, she studied mandala art and symbolism in Melbourne, Australia, and undertook a short course in art therapy in Singapore.
In 2008, Gloria founded Circles of Love, an art based, non-profit charity outreach programme, using her art in the service to humanity. She has participated in many exhibitions and art fairs, both locally, as well as internationally (please see list of exhibitions). Her first overseas solo exhibition was held in Vienna, Austria, in January/February 2018, at the Gallery Steiner. In April 2018, her works will be exhibited at the New York Art Expo, with the Gallery Steiner.
Her works are acquired by collectors in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and the USA.
A member of the International Culture & Arts Federation (ICAF), Gloria was awarded the Andrea Mantegna International Prize Award in 2017, in conjunction with the Mantova Biennale of Contemporary Art, in Mantova, Italy.
For the next few years, she hopes to be able to take up art residencies, offering workshops for healing, through mandala art and art journaling. She also hopes to have another solo exhibition on just her larger canvases.
For the list of exhinitions and awards please see: https://www.gloriakeh.com/portfolio-exhibitions-1
Gloria Keh is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Singapore.
Slovakia: Alexander Varšík, Prešov
"I was born in 1962.
I finished secondary art school in Košice.
I have had several group and solo exhibitions.
In the beginning of my painting career, I went through several painting styles.
I toyed with surrealism and abstraction. Finally, I was
captivated by op-art. In displaying op-art I find myself in two positions.
One is a purely geometric displaying of linear structures, while in the second such structures emerge in nature and create a contrast of worlds.
Is it a game, or a vision of the future?
I love nature and I often wander on my bike. I recharge my energy there."
Alexander Varšík is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Slovakia.
South Korea: Jongo Park, Seoul
Most of his works are watercolor and pencil, pen and tiny size.
His works have been exhibited in South Korea, Uruguay and Italy.
Jongo Park is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in South Korea.
Spain: Daniel Berdala, Barcelona, Spain
Daniel Berdala was born in Barcelona in 1968.
1986-91 Studies at the Massana School, Barcelona
Diploma’d in the speciality of painting
Final Career Extraordinary Reward
Studio of image, video-creation, Polaroid 50X60.
Selected at the Josep Guinovart Studio of painting.
Tecla Sala, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.
Since 1990 his works have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in Spain and abroad.
Daniel Berdala is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Spain.
Sweden: Mats Eriksson, Stockholm
Mats Eriksson lives in the south of Stockholm in Sweden. Mats has been painting, using various media, on and off for many years now. He used to work as a researcher in chemistry but started to paint more on a daily basis about 6 yrs ago. His preferred media is acrylics and has the last year mostly been painting nudes and portraits, but also some still lifes and landscapes. He is fascinated by how colors affect each other and by light-effects, and is often experimenting with this in his paintings.
His paintings have been shown in exhibitions in Sweden since 2005.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Sweden.
Syria: ILham Badreddine Mahfouz, Damascus
Arab-American Artist ILham Badreddine Mahfouz was born in Damascus, Syria. She came to the United States in 1972 and had the privilege of having the best of two cultures and the adventures of a new world guided by the upbringing of an old world.
She studied the art of Raku with Mr. Robert Piepenberg, ceramics with Mrs. Suzanne Stephenson, and painting with Mr. Barry Avedan.
ILham Badreddine Mahfouz was influenced by their abstract art, where the direction of a simple line and colors could dictate the mood of a painting. By improvising and directing the art work it helped to make the painting strong.
Her works have been shown in several international exhibitions.
She is the representative of Immagine & Poesia for Syria.
''Art is a universal language. I hope that through my art I will be able to convey my true beliefs about humanity and help one another.''
Taiwan: Tzemin Ition Tsai
Tzemin Ition Tsai 蔡澤民 was born in 1957 in Taiwan. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. He has equal affections in science, mathematics and literature. The results are all reflected in academic and creative published simultaneously.
Associate Professor for Asia University, Taiwan and a columnist of several poetry journals, editor of "Reading, Writing and Teaching" academic text of the National Changhua Normal University, Taiwan, director of Writers' Capital International Foundation, Director of Soflay International Asia, Member of Board of " Pjetër Bogdani" International Writers' Association, and English writer of BABELMATRIX International Multilingual Literature Portal.
His literary works include novels, prose, and poems. He loves describing nature, humanity's love and affection through literary works. He is often referred to as "a green poet". In addition to access to many domestic and foreign literature awards, a large number of his works have been published in domestic and foreign literature publications and been translated into more than 14 languages and had been published in over 38 countries.
Tzemin Ition Tsai 蔡澤民 is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Taiwan.
Important winning records within three years:
2014, “ The 2nd National Gene Wide-angle Mirror Contest ” Gold Award (Taiwan, R. O. C.)
2015, "The 3rd National Gene Wide-angle Mirror Contest" Bronze Award (Taiwan, R. O. C.)
2015, Changhua Provincial Bureau of Culture, "The 23-year Huangsi Literature, Changhua County Writers Award (Long novel) " (Taiwan, R. O. C.)
2015, "The 38th China Times Newspaper Award" The Essay Award (Taiwan, R. O. C.)
2015, National Hakka Committee "Tong Flower Award" Excellent Work of Prose (Taiwan, R. O. C.)
2016, Yunnan Provincial Bureau of Culture "The 12th Culture and Art Award" Excellent Work of Short Novel (Taiwan, R. O. C.)
2016, International Writers Association "The 2016 BOGDANI International Award for Outstanding Poets" (Belgium and Kosovo)
Thailand: Jacky Phaengtho, Hua Hin
Born in 1977 in the North-East of Thailand, Jacky Phaengtho realized his artistic ability at an early age. He loved to draw and see the world with an artist’s eye. He was captivated by Nature and the fact that it surrounded him in during his early years, it seemed only natural for him to focus on capturing its beauty and wonder. It was not until he reached the age of fifteen that he began to develop his own unique style, moving on to more contemporary themes as he grew into a fine painter.
At seventeen, while working in Singapore for several years, Jacky became friends with several local artists there. He began to realize that art had become a major part of his life and that he only felt a complete person when he was depicting how he felt inside or what impressed him most in life. When he returned to Bangkok, he worked with other art students by joining several Thai and international artists. He helped many to exhibit their art work, because they either lacked the wherewithal or the skills necessary to create their own shows. He soon came to appreciate the other side of art, which was marketing and he understood that “You must show your art to others”, so they can provide feed-back, support and admiration for having soul and for being part of the special one-percent of professional career artists.
So now it is time to show the world his paintings - oil paintings that are bursting with vibrant color. The varieties of his subject matter are a fresh look at the world through young eyes that are clearly open. Jacky worked all through his twenties to become the artist he is today.
For three years now, he has displayed his work at The Art Jacky Gallery on Soi 80 in Hua Hin, Thailand and before that in Bangkok. Here you can see his various works of art displayed, together with the works of a few other local artists. Jacky Phaengtho has developed into a truly fine artist and contributes to a sense of art awareness in the community.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Thailand.
Tunisia: Aicha Skandrani, La Marsa
Born under the skies where the secrets of light are indefinable, Aicha Skandrani acknowledges her gratitude to her native country, Tunisia, as it is the love of light that flows through her veins – light both physical and spiritual.
She moved from La Marsa to Los Angeles, where she had the good fortune to experience a blessed artistic milieu under the skies of California, where she spent over two years at Santa Monica College . This was followed by a stay in France – first in the southern French city of Toulouse (“la ville rose”), then in Paris, where she joined a cultural and artistic milieu thanks to the IESA.
It was during her studies at IESA that she discovered the light and colors of Italy – mainly in cities like Verona and Venice, where she captured optical effects at high speed with her camera. In this way she began developing an art, through photography of the visible, that enabled one to see images invisible to the naked eye.
At age 17, something happened that had a major impact on her life and on her consciousness. She came to be aware that there are real things invisible to the naked eye, and that the ability to see beyond the visible is not given to everyone. Drawn to this invisible world, she wanted to share her vision through the medium of photography as her art was taking on another dimension.
“My photographs are open to various interpretations, which have as their basis tolerance and acceptance of cultural diversity. The main purpose consists in opposing religious extremism, by way of multiple symbols, letters and icons that for millennia have belonged to different cultures as well as our universal culture… I am focusing on the spiritual side of art for the purpose of awakening an awareness of my work that asks that we consider how could we really be different if we all see the same light!”
Aicha Skandrani is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in France and in Tunisia.
Tunisia: Mohamed Ali Essaadi, Carthage
Mohamed Ali Essaadi is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in Tunisia.
Turkey: Yesim Agaoglu, Istanbul
Yesim Agaoglu was born in Istanbul. She took her undergraduate degree from Istanbul University in Art History and Archaeology, then a Master’s in Radio, TV and Cinema. Her poems have appeared in various anthologies, and her published books of poetry have been translated into many languages. She frequently participates in international literary and poetry festivals, as well as gaining recognition internationally as a contemporary artist.
She is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Turkey.
Uganda: Eria Solomon Nsubuga, Entebbe
Artwasane really means the art of 'Sane' in a local Ugandan language, Luganda.
SANE is the art name of prominent Ugandan arist Eria Solomon Nsubuga.
Nsubuga was born 17th January 1979 in Central Uganda to Uganda parents of different but similar Bantu tribes.
Sane is mostly a painter, sculptor and teacher.He went to Makerere University's art school, The Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art in 1998 and got a first class degree in Industrial and Fine Arts. He also attained a Master of Art in Fine Art (Sculpture) in the same institution in 2008. He currents practices art privately under the studio name; Pelepele Art Studio, and also teaches Sculpture and Painting part time at Nkumba University's Art School; the School of Commercial/ Industrial Art and Design.
•2001-2004(Graduated 2008) Master of Arts in Fine Art (Sculpture),Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda •1998-2001 Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts (1st Class Honours), Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Kampala •1992-1998 UCE (O’ Level) and UACE (A’ Level), King’s College Budo, Mpigi, Uganda •1985-86, 1988-91 PLE (Primary 1-2, 4-7), Lake Victoria Primary School, Entebbe, Uganda •1987 Primary 3, Budo Junior School, Mpigi, Uganda •1983-84 Kindergarten, Entebbe Kindergarten, Entebbe, Uganda
His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions since 2001.
He is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Uganda.
U.K.: Sally Crabtree, Cornwall
U.K. : Peter Thabit Jones, Swansea, Wales
Peter Thabit Jones, author of ten books of poetry and a book of stories, is founder-editor of The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine and The Seventh Quarry Publishing Press. With Aeronwy Thomas, Peter co-authored the first-ever Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village, commissioned by the Wales International Center in New York. The Tour is now offered weekly by New York Fun Tours. Peter’s poetry has been translated into twenty languages, and he has been visiting poet to Romania and Serbia. He has toured America four times, once with Aeronwy Thomas in the Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour 2008, organised by Stanley H. Barkan, his American publisher.
Peter Thabit Jones is one of the representatives of Immagine & Poesia in the U.K.
Uruguay: Rosina Guardia, Montevideo
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, November 24th, 1971, Rosina Guardia comes from an artisan family. Her father, well known musician and composer Manolo
Guardia, along with her mother, a pianist and medical doctor, introduced Rosina to the world of the arts. Since a very early age Rosina studied dance, music, acting, and later became a
self-taught sketch artist.
The early stages of Rosina’s career were entirely dedicated to classical dance, working as a professioonal performer in several opera seasons. She also performed in a number of comedy shows in conjunction with her father, and writer Jorge “ Cuque” Sclavo.
In 2004 Rosina initiated studies at the National Institute of Fine Arts, University of Uruguay. Currently, she is dedicated full-time to a creative investigation in visual arts.
Rosina Guardia is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Uruguay.
U.S.A. : Adel Gorgy, Long Island, New York
Adel Gorgy’s contemporary photographic images are large, complex works woven into harmonious compositions that have been exhibited both in the United States and internationally in museums and galleries.
Photography has been part of him all his life. “It is my way to sharpen observation, bring vision to a focus, provoke thought and evoke emotion,” he says, “my way of heightening awareness and overcoming the apathy resulting from the comfort of the usual and ordinary.”
In his long artistic journey, his photographs, whether representational, conceptual or abstract, often blur the boundaries of photography, transcending the limitations of realism, venturing into territories once limited to the art of painting, drawing or even sculpture.
Adel Gorgy’s photographs have also been published widely throughout the United States. In 2009, he became an honorary member and US representative of Immagine & Poesia.
U.S.A.: Stanley H. Barkan, New York
Stanley H. Barkan, born in Brooklyn in 1936, is the editor/publisher of the Cross-Cultural Review Series of World Literature and Art in Sound, Print, and Motion.
For the past 40 years, he has directed the International Literary Arts Festival, which, from 1990-91, included (with David Curzon) the Reading Series at the United Nations in New York City, where he featured such literary luminaries as Isaac Asimov and Allen Ginsberg.
He is the author of 15 poetry books, including The Blacklines Scrawl (1976, 2004), O Jerusalem (with photographs by Ron Agam, 1996), presented by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani at the Tweed Gallery at City Hall, “in celebration of the 3000th anniversary of Jerusalem,” Mishpocheh (with paintings by Bebe Barkan, 2004), and his poems have been translated into 25 languages.
In May 2006, Barkan was invited, under the aegis of The Seventh Quarry, edited by Peter Thabit Jones, to be the first solo featured poet at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales.
He was the organizer with Peter Thabit Jones of the first International Poetry Festival in Swansea, Wales, June 15–19, 2011.
Since 2010 Stanley H. Barkan has become US representative of Immagine & Poesia.
U.S.A. : Mia Barkan Clarke, New York
Mia Barkan Clarke is an Artist, Art Therapist, Poet and Author of Tea with Nana—paintings and poems and My Sacred Circle Mandala Journal: A Creative Workbook for Self-Discovery & Exploration, residing on Long Island, NY, with her husband and two daughters. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fabric Styling, and an Associated Degree in Textile/Surface Design, specializing in Woven Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC). Mia is multilingual (Italian, French, and Hebrew) and her poetry and art have been published in Rattle, PLR (Paterson Literary Review), LIPS (USA); The Seventh Quarry (Wales), Convorbiri Literare, Citadela, Poezia (Romania); Korean Expatriate Literature; Poetry Monthly International (UK); and by Cross-Cultural Communications, among others. Her paintings have been exhibited at a number of galleries, including The Paterson Museum in Paterson, NJ, and the Stage Gallery in Merrick, NY. Mia practices and lectures about Art Therapy throughout NewYork State.
Mia Barkan Clarke has become representative of Immagine & Poesia in the U.S.A. since 2012.
U.S.A.: Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Big Sur, California
Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, an American poet, author and visual artist, was born in Catford England and grew up in southern California, where she studied art and psychology at UCLA. She now lives in Big Sur, California, where she studies, writes, and paints amidst the surrounding wilderness. Her 11 books have been used as inspirational texts in universities and healing centers, and her writings have been translated into Korean, Romanian, Arabic, and Bulgarian. Her two latest books, Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings, and Vagabond Dawns are currently being translated into Korean and will be published in 2012 in bilingual editions. Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, a collection of fables, essays, poetry, and full-color artwork, will be published in early spring, 2012. Kleefeld’s art appears worldwide in galleries, museums and private collections, and was recently featured in a twenty-five year retrospective at the Frederick R Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University.
Since 2011 Kleefeld has been an Honorary Member of Immagine & Poesia and she is the representative of the Movement in California.
Vietnam: Loi Duc Nguyen, Hanoi
7 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam at middle ranking.
Loi Duc Nguyen is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Vietnam.
Zimbabwe: Tonely Ngwenya, Harare
Tonel Ngwenya is the representative of Immagine & Poesia in Zimbabwe.