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Monday, September 28, 2015

Pamela Braun [003]

 Pamela Braun originally from San Antonio, Texas motivated by the prodigious rainforest environment immigrated to Belize in 1990 to paint natural spaces that are being extinguished in the Americas. 
The universality of her art is rooted in nature. Believing that when art is true, it is one with nature, the secret of primitive art. Guillermo Gutierrez Nieto author of Belize Art Panorama of the Arts in Belize , Ediciones Pleamar, Mex,2001 says about Pamela,
" Her principal expression medium is painting utilizing mostly oil, she also works with mixed materials and with huge spaces painting murals.  
A quick look to her works could suggest to us only reproductions of something obvious in this country.  Nevertheless, if we watching them with detail, we can discover a thorough technical process which ends in a perennial vividness reflected in the natural elements that she integrates.
The mixed works of Pamela Braun have implicit one of the dilemma that most of the artists affront, the social compromise.  In that sense, through the pieces of old newspapers , Braun invokes the deep difference between the natural harmony and the villainess of some human acts.  Maybe for this reason, the works are a kind of call toward the improvement of our spiritual health if we look again to the nature."
Dona Quixote, Pamela Braun

I speak w/out concern for the accusations
that I am too much or too little woman
that I am too black or too white
or too much myself
and through my lips come the voices
of the ghosts of our ancestors
living and moving among us
female, a Quixote is no Quixote at all; told about a
woman, the tale of being caught in a fantasy becomes
the story of everyday life.
Poem by Audre Lorde
Dona Quixote, Pamela Braun
During a time of constantly reworking meaning, this image was used as a metaphor for my inward spiral during voluntary expatriation while I sought information from a culture outside of my own and was moving against barriers that stood in my way of becoming a painter. The windmills were the barriers of thought and experience that I revolted against in contemporary western society and its social and economic structures.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Karen Alekyan [002]

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Migration of the 21st Century 

Karen Alekyan website

As a contemporary artist, Karen Alekyan highly appreciates ecological, social-political, gender and human rights problems. His art reflects the social-political picture of the world and global issues. The main message of his art is social injustice, the rights of small nations in the big politics, racial discrimination, raising of ecological problems. He is sure that the main issue in the context of Contemporary Arts should not be the philosophy of inperfect past but that of foreseen Future.
He is a freelance artist, he works in the sphere of painting, digital art, mailart, book art, installation, photo, performance and videoarts. His works are presented in Armenia and in many countries of the world.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ingrid Parra Cornejo [001]

INGRID PARRA CORNEJO nació en Santiago de Chile. Actualmente  trabaja como administradora de Colegios. Ha expresado su creatividad desde muy joven diseñando vitrinas para tiendas e ilustraciones educacionales. Trabajó en la Escuela de Diseño y fue encargada de Asuntos Culturales en los años 80 en el Instituto Profesional de Santiago.Es una persona muy sensible a la situación de los inmigrantes en el mundo y por eso entrega este libro alterado dedicado a los niños detenidos o apartados de sus padres, abogando por ellos.

INGRID PARRA CORNEJO was born in Santiago, Chile. She is an accountant who works in education. She expresses her creativity by designing window displays and school illustrations. She is sensitive to the plight of children and created this altered book about children in detention to advocate for them.