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ArtQuench Welcomes Barbara Rudolph To The Family! – Art Quench Magazine

On Purpose Magazine Congratulates Barbara Rudolph for Winning ArtQuench Gallery’s Art Contest

ArtQuench Gallery

Announces Barbara Rudolph

The Winner of the AQG Juried International

OPEN THEME Art Competition

Barbara has won one year of representation with AQG.

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Barbara -photoWhy The Birds?

Imagine a little bird sitting on top of an antique typewriter, a classic book, or an Amati violin.

How can a painting tell a story through an unusual combination of objects that invoke a fond memory with appeal?  When people look at my current series of oil paintings, they often ask “Why the birds?”

Barbara Rudolph Tell Me A Story

Read the whole story and see more incredible art from Barbara Rudolph

ArtQuench Welcomes Barbara Rudolph To The Family! – Art Quench Magazine.

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ArtQuench Shares The Creativity Of A Very Talented Visual Artist!

Shawn Reeder is an amazing visual artist. Check out one of his videos at ArtQuench Magazine.

Shawn ReederArtQuench Presents Shawn Reeder’s
Amazing Visual Art.

If you have ever taken a trip to Yosemite
you know how breathtaking the scenery truly is.

If you haven’t yet experienced the spiritual nature of
Yosemite we recommend that you add it to your bucket list! This is a place we frequent.

We call it our “Re-Fresh”. Shawn Reeder shares with us his creative way of showcasing one of the world’s best parts of nature and all it’s beauty. – Stacia AQM

To read the full story and see the video go to http://artquenchmagazine.com/2014/03/10/artquench-shares-the-creativity-of-a-very-talented-visual-artist/

 

Carl F. Bucherer has Created the Most Unusual Watch Winder in Rinspeeds New Concept Care the XchangE

Possibly the world’s most exclusive watch winder.  Carl F. Bucherer in the new XchangE from Rinspeed.

The Driverless XchangE

This car does not stop at having a watch winder in the steering wheel. This is a driverless car. You can turn the driver and passenger seats around and watch a movie while the car takes care of the drive. There is an office desktop in the armrest so you can work on things while driving, and so much more…

The watch winder in the steering column has to be the ultimate watch winder for you watch lovers, like me, out there.

Just watch the video below… You will be AMAZED! and do not forget to check out www.carl-f-bucherer.com  – JW

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New York, NY, (March 3, 2014) – At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland’s creative custom automobile specialist Rinspeed will unveil its innovative new concept car, the driverless XchangE. Carl F. Bucherer is pleased and proud to support this latest project from Frank M. Rinderknecht and to acknowledge his central values – innovation, sustainability and passion – with the creation of one of the world’s most unusual watch winders.

Frank M. Rinderknecht is a visionary. For over 30 years, he and Rinspeed have developed new, forward-looking approaches to mobility, always with the aim of developing the ultimate vehicle. He is passionate not only about tuning and modifying private luxury automobiles, but also about designing and developing vehicles that have never been seen before. The production of these concept cars and limited series is based on sustainability and the kind of innovative ideas that will change the world of mobility.

The concept cars designed by Frank M. Rinderknecht are beyond all compare. Whether it is transparent bodywork, suitability for underwater travel, or the possibility of transforming the vehicle from a one to a three-seater in a few simple steps, every model from Rinspeed opens up new ways of looking at mobility.

Realizing a Vision

The fascinating new XchangE concept car will have its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. As usual, the new model serves as a showcase for Rinspeed’s forward-looking solutions. With an eye to the trailblazing technology that developments in the automobile industry have put within our reach, the XchangE is all about driverless mobility.

This, of course, opens up a whole vista of new possibilities for passengers because they can now use travel time productively. For total relaxation on the road, the interior can be reconfigured to provide comfortable space for sleeping or working on the road.

The smart design of the steering wheel enables it to be relocated to the middle of the vehicle and the seats moved to comfortable positions. This creates a comfortable feeling of space.

With the concept car, the driving time that used to be simply lost can now be dedicated to other things, which radically changes the concept of travel: sleep, work, live – and cover distance at the same time without exertion or fatigue. From now on, it is possible to travel through time zones.

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Carl F. Bucherer: Taking you through Time

Integrated in the instrument panel, the exclusive Patravi TravelTec automatic from Carl F. Bucherer is a striking statement of the meaning of time for travelers. A beautifully designed timepiece, it enables passengers to keep track of three different time zones at once.

The watch is blue in color – to match the car – and embedded in a luxurious, engraved globe, which is probably also the world’s most exclusive watch winder. When the car is idling, the sphere turns continuously, thus guaranteeing that the watch is always fully wound.

Effectively, this makes the entire car a watch winder, whose exclusiveness and sophistication boost the value of the entire concept car to over one million dollars. The watch winder allows travelers to keep track of time even if their journey takes them through different time zones.

The result is a unique masterpiece, born of the vision of two innovative companies and uniting technical perfection with passion.

Rinspeed Concept car

Partnership with a Future

The concept cars are the product of a creative spirit who refuses to be slowed by convention and resolutely goes new ways. Rinspeed shares this approach with Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the founder of the well-known Lucerne watch manufacturing company.

Outstanding technology, first-class materials and an unending passion for their own products are the factors common to these two innovative companies. For Carl F. Bucherer, the decision to support the new Rinspeed XchangE project, which impressively brings together the dimensions of time and distance, was an easy one.

About Carl F. Bucherer:

The name Carl F. Bucherer has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, this modest Swiss family business has grown into the internationally renowned Bucherer brand with its own worldwide chain of stores.

The Bucherer Group remains family-run today and is currently in its third generation, managed by the owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jörg G. Bucherer. In homage to founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the manufacturing brand of the same name was repositioned in 2001.

Watches and their movements are developed and manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Switzerland. The breakthrough innovation was the manufacturer’s own CFB A1000 movement, which is driven by an external rotor. Bold design and technically sophisticated inner workings are the hallmarks of Carl F. Bucherer watches, which show more than just the time.

For additional information please log on to: www.carl-f-bucherer.com

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A Tropical Vacation Awaits Your Arrival!

The Aulani Disney resort in Hawaii is a must see!

Guests tubing on the lazy river in the Aulani pool area

Call to Artists!  Are you in need of some inspiration?

Maybe a relaxing vacation in one of the most beautiful

places in the world is where you will find that inspiration.

With its perfect landscape painted white sand beaches

and sparkling blue waters in need of one more piece to

complete this masterpiece, you!

Check out ArtQuench Magazine  for

A Blog Share that will help to get you there.

Celebrate The New Year with ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery!

Celebrate The New Year by becoming part of one of the best and fastest growing Art magazines today!

ArtQuenchMagazine.com is proud to announce we are publishing our first hard copy issue of AQM this Spring!

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If you would like to submit an article for consideration..

Please send info. to: Stacia@ArtQuenchGallery.com

Interested in displaying your art in our on-line gallery? Continue reading

Cheech Marin at GBK Gift Lounge Supports Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Cheech Marin is an actor, director, comedian, author, and Chicano art collector.

In this video interview Cheech talks to us about his support of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Continue reading

NAZI STOLEN ART TREASURE – WHO OWES WHAT?

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

By no means am I an art expert or have some extensive collection, but I do have an appreciation for fine art and also had many relatives fight in World War II. Some say the art that was recently found in Munich was priceless. That might be a fair assessment of it.

I was always shocked at the looting of Europe of all the art treasures and then the lack of finding so many of them. It was an intriguing story to hear how they took both modern and centuries-old art and antiquities back to Germany as spoils of war and empire building. Art from Beckmann, Chagall, Klee, Matisse,and others all went missing for decades. Now, some have been found in Continue reading

Michael Dumas Announced The Winner of the March 2013 ArtQuench Gallery Art Competition

Art Quench Gallery Presents;

MichaelDumas_PhotoPortraitMichael Dumas is the winner of the March “Open Theme” Art Competition.

Art Quench Gallery welcomes Michael to the Art Quench family.

Michael has won one year of representation with Art Quench Gallery.

Winning Image title;“ Trust” Continue reading

MUSEUMS: SETTING A FUTURE DIRECTION BY PRESERVING HISTORY

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

Any civilization in the last 5,000 years can only be understood and measured by what we can read and discover about them.  If they did not keep track of their accomplishments and cultures, chances are, we would know very little about them and their achievements.

  •  If you do not know where you came from, do you really have a good idea of where you are headed?
  • How do you build upon the accomplishments of the past or avoid the mistakes of the past if you are unaware of them?

These seem to be good questions to ask people who do not have a good grasp of how this country started and developed throughout the last 200 years.  As was pointed out by one museum curator, those in the last generation (the Great generation of World War II) seemed to have more Continue reading

Eyoälha Baker Photo Project on Jumping for Joy!

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Capturing the beauty of the human spirit in mid air around the world. A co-creative adventure focusing on the positive shift of attention to a perspective to joy.

Photographer, entrepreneur, avid traveler Eyoälha Baker speaks about Continue reading

Marian Yap’s Shimo Announced The Winner of the Dec.2013 ArtQuench Gallery Art Competition

Marian Yap SHIMO-Frost5-01Art Quench Gallery Announces Marian Yap The Winner of the Dec.2013 “Spirit of Winter” International Art Competition

Marian Yap has won one year of representation with AQ Gallery with her Spirit of Winter inspired mixed media painting SHIMO. Continue reading

ArtQuench Gallery February Juried Art Competition Deadline Feb 28th 2013

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AQG Represented Artist; Peter Schachter

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ArtQuench Gallery February Juried Art Competition

There is still time to enter this month’s competition for a chance to Win One Year of Representation with one of the best on-line art galleries today.

As an Entrant to one of ArtQuench’s monthly juried art competitions you will receive: Continue reading

Art Quench Presents; Fire Art Studios & Gallery Artist Robert Lait

Art Quench Presents; Fire Art Studios & Gallery Artist Robert Lait

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I began drawing at a very early age, spending countless hours with my tightfisted and myopic pencil renderings. I started art lessons at twelve, learning oil painting from the local Grumbacher dealer and began learning about the renaissance. My first visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art featured an exhibition by Vito Acconci. (Google him) In high school I studied Escher, Duchamp and Vasareli. By the time I saw the images of a wheel-chaired Matisse happily tapping his toe on the floor as he scissored his shapes, I knew that painting and the visual arts were what I wanted to pursue.

I’ve used watercolor and acrylic paint, but from high school all the way through graduate school I worked primarily in oils, always feeling that as a medium it provided for the most brilliant colors and the highest contrasts. I love the glow of sunlight on the surface of oil paintings. The reflective and refractive light gives great variety to tone and texture. I enjoy the way oil paintings, whether representational or abstract, take on the atmosphere or sheen of the room they are in.

I try to make my images as if I’m going to be living with them for a long time. I want them to reveal themselves over time and to forge different and multiple connections between the subject matter and the matter in which they are painted. I think realism has much to do with the passivity of the viewer.

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I typically work on three to six canvases at once, each surface gets covered in succession and the schedule is determined by drying times. I put on many layers of paint, with different medium recipes throughout the process. I use palette knives to apply paint directly to the canvas. This gives me a… [READ MORE]

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John L. Perdue Announced as Art Quench Gallery’s 2012 October Landscape Competition Winner

John L. Perdue Announced Winner of The 2012 ” October Landscape”  Competition by Art Quench Magazine

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Art Quench Competition Juror; Monica Hicks…

The clarity and intensity of his images are really captivating. The landscapes feel visceral and I can imagine that there is some digital enhancements, which I like. If not, I still appreciate his work. The still-ness of water and the frozen clouds in the the atmosphere are so…calming.  This is work that quiets the soul.

More on John…

The photography bug caught me about 1972 with the purchase of a used, yet quality 35mm SLR. Within three years photography courses from two institutions had been completed.

Multiple workshops on lighting and darkroom technique followed, and then an apprenticeship in portraiture. With an enlistment expired it was off to home and college. Photography provided an income by producing portraits, slides for commercial use, advertisements, and prints of real estate, all processed in my darkroom. When the business world called, photography became a passionate hobby for many years.

The switch to digital happened in 2000. All the basics of photography that served so well with film became just as relevant with digital. After many dollars in equipment and many hours of training, the digital image became an art form developing in the computer.

Photographers still paint with light but now process the images in the computer instead of the darkroom. When an image during processing becomes a scene that is harmonious in color and form, pleasant to the eye, and striking in the mind, it becomes art instead of just a photograph. Some of my images are very real with great detail, some are surreal portraying an emotion.

All have been heavily processed requiring many hours of work. All are intended to be a pleasant viewing experience for you.  I sincerely hope that you thoroughly enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Awarded Special Recognition;

The following Artists have been chosen;

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This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both ArtQuenchMagazine.com and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created ArtQuenchMagazine.com as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at artquenchmagazine.com/2012/10/09/art-quench-gallery-announces-the-2012-abstract-competition-winner-halaburda

www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com and www.ArtQuenchGallery.com

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On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.

Robyn Graham is Announced Winner of Art Quench 2012 “Things I Am Thankful For” Art Competition

image001Art Quench Announces The 2012 “Things I Am Thankful For” Competition Winner; Robyn Graham

Robyn grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois. At the time Robyn lived there, the population of Nashville was approximately 3,000 people.  Nashville was a quiet farming community located 60 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri.  Robyn’s parents and grandparents took advantage of the proximity and often took Robyn and her three sisters into the city for day trips to the Zoo, the Theater, the Art Museum, and other activities.

image001Robyn’s love for photography began at a very young age.  She loved to take photographs and capture events and special times with friends and family.  One of her favorite memories related to photography was using her parents’ Polaroid camera and taping all of the pictures up on a dining room cabinet door to display them.

Further influencing Robyn’s love for photography, were two local award-winning photographers.  Steve Humphrey is a portrait and wedding photographer still working in Nashville, Illinois. In addition to Steve, was Charlie Palek, also a portrait and wedding photographer whose portfolio includes landscapes, events, and images from his travels.     True inspirations.

image001Despite her love for photography, Robyn chose a career in pharmacy.  A neighbor and local pharmacist influenced this decision.  She attended St. Louis College of Pharmacy and graduated with a doctorate degree in 1995.   Robyn’s husband John also has a career in pharmacy, which brought the couple and their three children to historic Bucks County, the landscape of much of Robyn’s inspiration.

image001What draws Robyn to photography?  Other than capturing life, the art form.  Her mother is an artist – she paints.  Robyn’s father was a master craftsman in woodworking.  Two of her sisters have artistic vision and talent and can draw and paint.  Another sister writes beautiful poetry.  Art and faith have always been influential in their family life.

Robyn’s philosophy on photography is about taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary; about capturing life and life’s events; documenting special moments and visions.  For the majority of her life photography was a hobby.  More recently, with the birth of her children, photography became a passion.  In 2010 she took the necessary steps to further develop her skills in, and knowledge of, the world of photography.   She enrolled in classes and with the support of her loving husband and family was able to make the transition from passionate amateur to professional photographer.  Her career took root with the publication of her blog, Robyn Graham Photography.com through the sharing of her art and passion.

Today, Robyn is very thankful for the encouragement and support of family and friends and feels exceptionally blessed and humbled by being able to call herself an award-winning photographer.

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Robyn Graham is a freelance photographer living in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Graham originally chose a career in pharmacy, but has recently taken her passion of photography from a hobby to a profession and is now working as a professional photographer.  Robyn’s true love is fine art photography and her passion is capturing life through her lens to share the world with others.

Robyn is an award winning and published photographer.  Her work has been featured in ViewBug Photography Magazine, The Buck’s County Herald and several newsletters and websites.  She is the feature photographer for the Solebury Club Yoga department in Buckingham, Pennsylvania.

Robyn has participated in the Galaxy Art Show and Sale, a juried showcase of artists from Buck’s County, Pennsylvania.  In addition, Robyn recently won a photography competition through Art Quench Gallery, a fine art Gallery.  It is Robyn’s goal to continue to apply to, and participate in juried art exhibits.

At present Robyn’s work is represented at Simon’s Fine Art Gallery in Dublin, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Robyn and her photographic art, please visit her website at www.robyngrahamphotography.net.   Her work includes landscapes, still life, and street photography as well as portraiture.  The majority of Robyn’s photography is done in and around Buck’s County where she enjoys capturing the essence of the community and it’s history.  Robyn is especially known for her work with flowers, subjects that she cherishes and finds inspirational.

Robyn’s images are available in standard and custom sized prints.  Print size availability is image specific.  Robyn works with her clients to determine the best size for their needs while maintaining image quality.

Contact information:

Robyn Graham
Phone: 215.262.6677
Fax: 215.489.3520

Email: r5graham@verizon.net
Website: www.robyngrahamphotography.net
Blog: www.robyngrahamphotography.com

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This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both ArtQuenchMagazine.com and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created ArtQuenchMagazine.com as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at artquenchmagazine.com/2012/10/09/art-quench-gallery-announces-the-2012-abstract-competition-winner-halaburda

www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com and www.ArtQuenchGallery.com

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On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.

Stacia Gates of ArtQuench Gallery Starts First Art Contest

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Stacia Gates, Artist, Founder and Owner of ArtQuench Gallery and

Creator of ArtQuench Magazine held their first art competition and it was a wonderful success.

Philippe Halaburda - Tombant de GiliHere is Philippe Halaburda’s – Tombant de Gili which was the first winner of ArtQuench Gallery Art Contest.

For more information on Philippe Halaburda, his win at ArtQuench Gallery and his art got to [CLICK HERE]

Monica HicksThis acrylic was chosen by Art Juror Monica Hicks www.monicaelayne.com. She chose Halaburda’s first work. “It speaks to urban sprawl. The abstraction of survival, cityscapes as seen from above. I like that it’s acrylic but has the feeling of the uncontrollable watercolor. The layers of paint, the application of the washed, translucency, and vividness reminds me of Mark Bradford multimedia works.

Halaburba’s work is both beautiful, abstract, political, and has both visual and intellectual depth.”

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Stacia Gates was born in 1967, Monterey, California and began using her art as a therapeutic tool at a very young age.

With the loss of her parents so early on Stacia chose to see the light instead of the darkness that fell around her.

She attended Los Angeles Valley College from 1989-1991 studying Art History. Stacia lives in Los Angeles, Ca. with her husband of 19 years and their two sons. With great support from her family she is now pursuing her Art career.

Through light we find our spirituality and it is key to a peaceful  journey. I chose to use a symbol of energy to represent the greatest form of light that exists.  Joy is within us all when we see deeper than the outer shell. And although we have imperfections, the spirit within us is what gives us our perfection. – Stacia Gates

Stacia Gates is the founder of ArtQuench Artist Gallery and Juried Art Contest Site. She is also the founder of ArtQuench Magazine.

Stacia Gates has worked in Hollywood helping kids and others get interviewed for movies and commercial roles. Stacia has also worked with me on some of my more important shoots as she is an accomplished photographer.

As an artist Stacia has won art contests and has worked with many galleries as an artist and in promotions. Stacia brings a lot of energy and know how to the table when it comes to helping artists promote their work. – JW

This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both ArtQuenchMagazine.com and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created ArtQuenchMagazine.com as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at artquenchmagazine.com/2012/10/09/art-quench-gallery-announces-the-2012-abstract-competition-winner-halaburda

www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com and www.ArtQuenchGallery.com

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On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.

ArtQuench Gallery Has Their First Art Competition Winner Philippe Halaburda

Congratulations go out to Philippe Halaburda on his winning the inaugural competition sponsored by Art Quench Gallery.

Philippe Halaburda - Tombant de GiliPhilippe Halaburda – Tombant de Gili

Monica HicksThis acrylic was chosen by Art Juror Monica Hicks www.monicaelayne.com. She chose Halaburda’s first work. “It speaks to urban sprawl. The abstraction of survival, cityscapes as seen from above. I like that it’s acrylic but has the feeling of the uncontrollable watercolor. The layers of paint, the application of the washed, translucency, and vividness reminds me of Mark Bradford multimedia works.

Halaburba’s work is both beautiful, abstract, political, and has both visual and intellectual depth.”

Philippe Halaburda

Philippe Halaburda

Philippe Halaburda lives currently near Aix-en-provence in France. As an artist, Philippe paints on many different supports developing his personal style using acrylic paints, as well as textures and other mediums. His art can be found in collections, homes and offices throughout Europe, North America, Canada, and Australia.

“I am born in 1972 in Meaux in France. I studied Graphic Design in Paris and graduated in 1996 with an honors degree. I have developed my own style of painting since then. My paintings inhabit the border between figuration and abstraction. They are also in a constant state of flux and suggest different things to different people. I see them as a springboard for the imagination. Lines, shapes and paint stains can suggest me some things I would never consciously designed one.

I begin by making random marks on the canvas with a paper pencil or a brush, without any preconceived ideas at all of what the finished work is going to look like. The accidents and chance are used to provide the starting point for each artwork.

The subjects I choose to develop, the supports I paint on, the colours I use – all these things are inevitably a product of my own environment, experience and my memories. The painting is complete when there is no more need to change.

I wish that my paintings have a real presence, they magnify the space, own it.
When I begin a new painting, I never know what will be my creating composition. I discover along the way and try to be my own audience. I put myself in danger, out of balance, to keep my mind opened, in search of this thread suspended over the void. To further accentuate this state, I always start by painting several media simultaneously.

This is what I call «series». I have always worked like this. They define them by the dominant colors, more or less the distribution of space charge, the first brush stroke, sometimes the choice of words and especially the support chosen. This influenced my artistic approach. I see a critical access to other treatments of color and form, an opportunity for renewal while enhancing the contours of my artistic identity.

The brush stroke is unexpected, strong, ripped, working in different ways and with different materials. I use simple techniques often some improvisation and confusion for me but very logical. I sometimes overlapping, multiple layers of paint, volunteers to cross the lines, to boil the tracks, giving false directions, with the ultimate goal of allowing multiple approaches to the table.”

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This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both ArtQuenchMagazine.com and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created ArtQuenchMagazine.com as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at artquenchmagazine.com/2012/10/09/art-quench-gallery-announces-the-2012-abstract-competition-winner-halaburda

www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com and www.ArtQuenchGallery.com

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On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.