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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Kevin E. Taylor






Kevin Earl Taylor was born December 28, 1972 in Charleston, SC. In 1995, he received a B.F.A. from The Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, as well as internationally. Though primarily an oil painter,he also explores time based art forms such as sound and video. Kevin lives in San Francisco, CA.


AWARDS



Best Local Visual Artist- Reader's poll "Best of Charleston" City Paper, Charleston, SC

Gold Medal AdFed Award- "Best Cover Concept/Illustration" (10/03 Barfly Magazine)

EDUCATION



Savannah College of Art and Design B.F.A. Illustration, 1994

School of Visual Arts -Painting Study with Marshall Arismann, Summer 1993










Luis de la Fuente

Luis de la Fuente






Nace en Madrid en 1950, estudia en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrid y obtiene la licenciatura. Es matricula de honor en las asignaturas de dibujo de estatua y ropajes antiguos, anatomía y otras. Estudia Psicologia del dibujo en la Universidad de Vincennes de París. Ejerce de profesor de dibujo y pintura en la Escuela de Artes y Oficios Artísticos de Valladolid. Durante ocho años viaja por todo el mundo realizando estudios y retratos en diferentes países. Desde 1986 se dedica en exclusiva al trabajo en el estudio fijando su residencia en Madrid y posteriormente en Valencia y Castellón de la Plana, ciudad donde reside en la actualidad. Sus obras han sido expuestas en las mas prestigiosas salas y forman parte de numerosas colecciones privadas en diferentes países europeos.

ENSAYO

No busquéis en mis cuadros ninguna personalidad, ninguna originalidad. No os preguntéis que os dicen. Mirad si de alguna forma misteriosa el silencio está pintado en alguno de ellos. Si es así, está cumplido el objetivo. Reposad en el SILENCIO del cuadro y volved a descubrirlo en vuestro corazón. Desde él, mirad el mundo con los ojos de un niño y os volveréis a encontrar con la BELLEZA de la que yo sólo he querido ser un humilde intérprete.

La obra de arte muestra la belleza en un plano reducido de tiempo y espacio y hace asequible lo que es díficil de percibir en el extenso lienzo de la vida. En su mágico espejo contemplamos las leyes de relación y armonía que rigen nuestra propia esencia y así nuestro espíritu degusta el sabor de la felicidad que nace al recordarnos o reconocernos.

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Kay Sage

Kay Sage






Katherine Linn Sage (June 25, 1898 - January 8, 1963), usually known as Kay Sage, was an American Surrealist artist and poet.

She was born in Albany, New York the second daughter of a prosperous upper middle class family, Henry Manning Sage and Annie Wheeler Ward. She attended the Foxcroft School, in Virginia, where she became the life long friend of Flora Payne Whitney, heiress to the Whitney, Payne and Vanderbilt fortunes, and one of the founders of the Whitney Museum.

Much of Kay's youth was spent traveling around Europe with her mother, a free spirit whose ample means allowed her to indulge an unquenchable wanderlust.










Sage settled down in Rapallo, Italy, to pursue art studies in Rome in the early 1920s. In 1924 she met Prince Ranieri di San Faustino, an Italian nobleman who became her first husband. But the life of the idle rich did not satisfy her; after ten years in the social circuit she would later call "a stagnant swamp," she separated from her husband and began to pursue her artistic ambitions in earnest.

Sage gravitated to Paris and became associated with the Surrealist movement. At first she was not precisely warmly regarded by the surrealists, perhaps because of her aristocratic, privileged background as the "Princess San Faustino."


Around 1937 she was introduced to fellow painter Yves Tanguy by her friend Heinz Henghes and began a long-term relationship with him. At the outbreak of World War II, Sage moved back to the United States and arranged for several of her French fellow artists to take refuge in America, including Tanguy, who would soon become her second husband.

Sage and Tanguy were married in Reno, Nevada on 17 August 1940. After the war, the couple bought an old farmhouse in Woodbury, Connecticut and converted it into an artists' studio. They would spend the rest of their lives painting there.

When Tanguy died in 1955, Sage was deeply affected. She painted less and less, her once witty poetry turned wry and cynical, and she became a virtual recluse. What little energy she could summon was spent mostly on defending Tanguy's work against the critics and preparing a catalogue of Tanguy's works.

(Sage's turn away from painting had more to do with failing eyesight than her depression over losing Tanguy. She traveled to Boston for painful and ultimately unsuccessful eye surgeries. But despite her loss of vision, Sage continued to create magnificent artworks. In 1961, the Viviano Gallery in New York City presented an exhibit of Sage's constructions and poetry, entitled "Your Move." The constructions were three-dimensional works made out of diverse materials, including wire, stones, and bullets. Many of these works are now in the collection of the Mattatuck Museum, located in Waterbury not far from where Sage lived. The Mattatuck is also the repository for much of Sage's pre-Surrealist work and some of her personal effects.)



A first suicide attempt in 1959 failed. The second one succeeded, on January 8, 1963, three days after Tanguy's birthday (January 5). She was 64 years old. Her ashes were scattered on the coast of Brittany, together with those of her husband by their friend Pierre Matisse.[1]

Perhaps inevitably, critics have had a tendency to place Sage's paintings in the shadow of those of her husband Yves Tanguy. It is true that Sage's paintings, like those of her husband, show large, surreal landscapes, but the strange shapes that wander her worlds are as reminiscent of de Chirico as they are of Tanguy.

A comparison of, for instance, Sage's Tomorrow is Never, 1955, with its draped figures rising from the mist encased by scaffolding, and Tanguy's Multiplication des Arcs, 1954, (above) with its milling crowds of pebbles oozing around glittering, jagged blocks of light, suggests two universes that are both rather alien from our own (at least in terms of exterior appearances), but at the same time also quite different from each other.


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Katherine Stone

Katherine Stone


''Katherine Stone’s approach to art is traditional with an emphasis on technique and fine craftsmanship. In the past year she has won First Place and People’s Choice in the biannual Portrait Society of Canada Portrait Competition, received a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America, and has placed in half a dozen international art competitions including the prestigious ARC International Salon.''








Awards:

• Finalist in Still Life and Portrait categories, International 2008/2009 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, April 2009
• Honourable Mention, Members' Showcase Competition, Portrait Society of America, January 2009
• First Place and People's Choice Award, Portrait Society of Canada 2008 International Portrait Arts Festival, December 2008
• Best in Show, Richeson 75: Still Life and Floral Competition, November 2008
• Finalist, Still Life and Floral Category, International Artist Magazine, October 2008
• First Place, Mixed Media Category, Richeson 75: Portrait and Figure Competition, June 2008
• Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America, April 2008
• Finalist in Still Life Category, International 2007 Art Renewal Center Salon, January 2008
• Finalist, Portrait and Figure Category, The Artist’s Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition, December 2007
• Finalist, Still Life Category, The Artist’s Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition, December 2007
• Grand Prize, Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition, August 2007
• Certificate of Merit, Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition, August 2006













Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith




''Aaron Smith is known for referencing art history in both his painting style and compositions. His new paintings’ color and surfaces are liberated of historic constraints. By taking such liberties with the images’ presentation, the artist transforms still life paintings into uniquely contemporary symbolic portraits. Derived from opulent objects; Gothic and Baroque sculpture originally created to spiritually inspire; the paintings strip the all-male characters of context, suspending them in an existential vacuum. His figurative oil paintings have earned him solo shows at some of LA and Chicago’s finer galleries. ''


Born 1964, Fremont, CA

Education

1989 BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena , CA








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