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ARTisSpectrum Magazine Volume 21
Agora Gallery is delighted to announce the publication of the 21st issue of ARTisSpectrum.
This issue includes:
- impressions of the emotions and thoughts of the crowd in Washington on the day of
the Presidential inauguration, told through the mediums of photography and graphic
novel by Bill Buschel, producer and host of Hellenic Public Radio
- a collection of insights by digital media artists creatively united by artist T.
Mikey into a single coherent whole
- an entertaining article about the challenges faced by proponents of modern development
in art compared to those faced by traditionalists
- important art competition advice from Mr. Ira Goldberg, Executive Director, The
Art Students League of New York
- profiles of artists from around the globe
Please visit the online magazine and share it with your friends and colleagues.
Agora Gallery's ARTisSpectrum
If you have a passion for art, are a writer, and wish to contribute, ARTisSpectrum
is accepting article submissions, for the Fall issue. Submissions should have a
broad and universal appeal, and should not contain promotional material
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In Memory of Antonio Sanfront
Boats and Sunset Colors, Digital Hand Made Painting, 20" x 32"
We mourn the passing of Brazilian artist Antonio Sanfront—Antonio
Carlos Sanfront’s digital paintings are epic even though they capture intimate moments.
Light and shadow play off each other and figures move casually but decidedly across
the picture plane romanticizing every day life, imbuing leisure and routine with
an impenetrable sense of splendor. Inspired by the colonial architecture and the
seascapes that characterize his native Bahia, Brazil, Sanfront painted with a nuanced
familiarity, inviting his viewers to enter the landscapes and communities he depicted.
Working with Corel Painter X software allowed Sanfront to efficiently channel the
painterly techniques of his historical predecessors, such as Van Gogh and Monet,
or painting in any style such as oil impasto, acrylics and watercolor, without using
physical paint, but digital colors. Sanfront utilized this computing power not to
take shortcuts on his path to creation, but to take the reins over every inch and
aspect of his canvas. He looked to perfect every brush stroke, every inch of space
and was able to adjust each textural moment to bring it in tune with his overall
Antonio Sanfront’s family at the In Memoriam Exhibition.
May 7- May 27, 2009 at Agora Gallery
Click here to view Antonio Sanfront's
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The French Perspective:
Contemporary Art from France
The French Perspective is an exhilarating survey of contemporary art from France.
There is a remarkable variety of styles represented in this exhibition, truly profound
works that delve into humanity’s deepest creative roots. Some of these talented
artists are tremendous painters and sculptors while others explore experimental
techniques and new media.
Labyrinth of Color
Literally reaching out into the abyss, Labyrinth of Color finds artists as they
approach the deepest regions of our real and imagined space. Radiant colors shine
forth, as each artist travels into the unknown, bringing back surreal visions of
our universe to share with audiences. Visitors will enjoy exploring and interpreting
the messages so brilliantly expressed through the power of color.
Metamorphosis is a captivating journey into the hearts and minds of a talented group
of artists with unique backgrounds and experiences. The works explore the possibilities
beyond our ordinary perception, keying into personal insights, metaphysical concepts,
and timeless mysteries beyond each corner is a new way of perceiving the world that
will electrify fans of contemporary art.
Portal to Enigma
The Portal to Enigma collects three contemporary artists whose visionary works defy
easy definition as they craft personal revelations with a powerful, expressive force.
This phenomenal selection of paintings confronts the viewer with poetic visual puzzles
and graceful statements about the human subconscious.
The Persistence of Form
The versatility displayed in the works of The Persistence of Form underscores the
idea that as long as people dream and imagine, art will never cease to exist, inspire,
and bring about contemplation in others. These talented artists bring their thoughts
and feelings to reality in a stunning variety of styles and forms that will touch
audiences long after viewing the painting.
The 2009 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
The selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition represent
not just artists, but the countries and communities they hail from, each piece reflecting
a little of humanity's many faceted soul.
In our ongoing commitment to giving back to the community we live and work in, Agora
Gallery will donate 25% of its proceeds from the sale of artwork from the art competition
exhibition to the non-profit organization Art Start (www.art-start.org). Through
its innovative programs, Art Start brings together art, artists and children in
need throughout the New York Metropolitan Area.