ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31, May 2014 - page 63

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El viento en la isla Oil on Canvas 27.5” x 39.5”
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tunningly fantastical and hauntingly detailed, the works of Chilean
artist
Gloria Helena Rivera Briceño
represent vivid, delicate
dreams. With careful attention to light and darkness, she vigilantly
studies life, translating her impressions into her vibrant, spirited works.
Inspired by poetry as well as the real world, the artist blends fact and
fiction into an alluring Surrealism. Bold and expressive, these paintings
are created with perception and precise brushwork. Like the work of
Surrealist masters Andre Breton or Max Ernst, Rivera Briceño’s paintings
serve to stir the imagination of the viewer as much as the mind of the
artist. “It is always important for an artist to have a space either virtual
or physical to disseminate their work and to write through it a message
and or positive feeling,” says Rivera Briceño.
Gloria Helena Rivera Briceño lives and works in Chile.
Gloria Helena Rivera Briceño
I
talian artist
Giovanni Armenio
creates modern, mysterious prints
that reflect his love of history, theater and animation, integrating
classic and contemporary elements in a way that feels original and
unusual. He combines painting, drawing, photography, digital art and
set design into what he calls “compositions inspired by the theatrical
and cinematographic world, as the great operas or the masterpieces of
Disney Studios.”
Armenio is particularly inspired by the art of Japan, an influence that
can be seen in many of his prints. “I am passionate about Japanese
culture because I have found in Japan respects similar to my art, in which
tradition andmodernity live together,” he says. In 2011, Armenio was one
of 100 artists chosen to exhibit in Taiwan as part of its 100th anniversary.
AWAKE Photographic Print on Fine Art Paper 27.5” x 27.5”
Giovanni Armenio
J
im Irwin
’s breathtaking wildlife photography immerses the viewer in
the mind of its animal subjects. Irwin’s work, in both color and black-
and-white, performs the unique double task of depicting the landscape’s
majesty while getting an intimate look at some of the world’s most
elusive creatures. Irwin often frames cheetahs, zebras, elephants, and
giraffes like portrait sitters, offering an almost impossibly close-up view
and catching the animals in unguarded moments. His shots capture
unexpected actions, such as elephants bathing at sunset or two zebras
gently touching foreheads in perfect symmetry. The photographs are
elegant tributes to the mystique of the animal kingdom.
Irwin was born in Kansas and currently lives in Missouri. His photography
has brought him to Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia,
South Africa, and Hawaii.
Jim Irwin
Zebra Moonstruck Digital Print 16” x 24”
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