"Carnival of The Artists" brings international art to Marbella27-02-2012
Launched just eights weeks ago, The Red Penguin Art Gallery in Marbella is already gaining a fan base among lovers of innovative international contemporary art.
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Following on from the success of Identity, the gallery’s groundbreaking inaugural collective show, Carnival of The Artists is the next exciting exhibition to be staged at the dynamic gallery from the 15th of February until the 21st of March. Taking inspiration from the Venice Carnival, the exhibition is nothing less than a visual feast focused loosely on the themes of Carnival, circus, parties, celebration of and with the artists, Venice and many works by a series of exceptional artists and photographers including a selection of guest artists from the FIAM (Festival Internacional de Arte Marbella) with affordable art..
Among the exciting talent to be showcased in the Carnival of Artists exhibition are the following artists: Cats and Withoos, (Holland) an outstanding duo of photographers with an extensive background in fashion with a wide international following. Their ethereal shots of stylized mannequins in Venice are Alfredo Palmero, (Spain) is the third generation of a line of Spanish artists, who shaped his love of painting. Palmero’s Harlequins, a homage to the Picasso avant-garde, and a reinvention of Velazquez’s, have helped to make his name. His character’s haunting looks, and the blend of classicism and contemporary in his painting make Palmero a modern great.
Fernando Bayona,(Spain) another highly sought-after artist, splits his time between Spain and Italy where he studied fine arts. His work has an almost theatrical composition, and the artist manages to create an ambience which sits somewhere between the classical pictorial tradition and kitsch pop art. Bayona’s work hangs in many museums and important private collections. He exhibited last year with Erwin Olaf, number Tos Kostermans (Holland) has an impressive 35 career in magic realism, with a brushstroke of impressionism. Inspired by many Dutch painters, including Van Gogh, and Kees van Dongen, Kostermans has exhibited all over the world. With studios in various locations, including Marbella, Atlanta and Amsterdam, Kostermans is constantly seeking out inspiration for his powerful compositions. This time Amy Winehouse will be his inspiration.
Red Penguin is also delighted to be introducing new work by rising new talent, Joseph Klibansky (Holland) whose works formed part of the gallery’s inaugural collective. Klibansky’s personal brand of ethereal realism purveyed in large, colourful pieces is sky-rocketing in value, with a recent adquisition going to Sotheby's for £35,000. Even this week he got a important commission from the Royal Family of Abu Joseph Klibansky.
Also featuring in the Carnival of the Artists are three Marbella-based artists, painter Felix Muyo,(Spain) whose fascinating, spiritual and varied works have been featured in many collective and individual exhibitions. Meanwhile, versatile photographer Gary Edwards (UK) is exhibiting a series of poetic new works taken recently in Venice. With limited edition works in the collections of private banks and 5-star hotels, Edwards has featured in several collective and individual exhibitions.
Peter Gabiola Belasco: His work as a painter has evolved progressively from very classical techniques, such as handmade oil painting to his current job as digital painter. Thanks to his work as a graphic designer Peter Gabiola has extensive knowledge of new technologies and are these new technologies that have enabled the development of a complete pictorial language another photo of Gary
And as special guests of the Red Penguin Art Gallery, artists contributing to the FIAM (Festival Inernational de Arte Marbella) the largest and most popular Art festival in southern Spain, now in its 4th edition, will be displaying a selection of the most professional artists of FIAM as Andy Bonomo, Michéle Lehman, Nimrod Messeg. Several more upcoming exhibitions at the Red Penguin Art Gallery will feature FIAM artists, giving talents from countries as diverse as Georgia, Sweden and Morocco exposure to a new public.
You will find the Red Penguin Art Gallery at El Capricho Decoracion on the 2nd floor of El Corte Inglés in Marbella (opposite the Palacio de Congresos) showcasing a wealth of quality art from upcoming and acclaimed Spanish and International artists. The first professional art gallery to ever have a shop within a El Corte Inglés departments store in Andalucía and only the second in Spain following the launch of a similar venture in Madrid, the Red Penguin Art Gallery is excited about working alongside the store’s interior designers and sourcing art works for their clients.
By: Tene Sommer
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