Painting is like silent poem, said Simonides, poet from ancient Greece.Paintings are icons, doors to the Platonian world above the heavens. Paintings on my blog are just those icons, which lead a viewer into the magic world of harmony and beauty. Artists who present their achievements on my blog have a very different cultural and national background, they represent variety of artistic traditions and schools
"Carl Beam is an artist who works in a variety of media to explore the tensions between Western and Aboriginal relations. In his autobiographical work, he references himself as an Ojibwa, and places his Native culture within broader surroundings. He brings to attention problems that affect contemporary Native cultures and shows, through his juxtaposition of images, how these concerns relate to larger world issues. Through his work Beam integrates personal memory with issues related to the environment, brutality, and a rethinking of the ways histories are told."
Hugo Longa (1934 - 1990) began showing in 1966. His work reflects a peculiar imaginative and chromatic freedom and straightforwardness. Particularly noteworthy among his series are the Auschwitz collages created between 1967 and 1976, the rendering of objects, assemblages and collages where he explores imaginary, fabulous, magical worlds with doses of surrealism and Pop art. He represented the fantastic and the grotesque in painting, collages and assemblages. He showed certain human perspectives with a powerful sense of humor and explored unconscious realities. The neo-expressionist canvases he created as of the 198os are inciting because of the density of the material, the violent, multi-directional brushstrokes, the altered relationships of scale, the overwhelming color, the vehement dripping and splotching, and the aggressive iconography.
Tetsumi Kudo (23 February 1935 – 12 November 1990), was a Japanese artist associated with the Neo-Dada tradition Tetsumi Kudo was born in 1935 in Osaka, Japan and graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1958. In 1957, he began exhibiting his work at the Salon of Independents, Yomiuri and had his first solo exhibition at the Galerie Blanche, Tokyo. He was awarded the Grand Prize and a travel grant to Paris through his participation in the 1962 Second International Young Artists Exhibition in Tokyo
Horace Clifford Westermann (December 11, 1922 – November 3, 1981) was a highly influential and important American sculptor and printmaker whose art constituted a scathing commentary on militarism and materialism. His sculptures frequently incorporated traditional carpentry and marquetry techniques. From the late 1950s until his death in 1981, Westermann worked with a number of materials and formal devices to address a range of personal, literary, artistic, and pop-cultural references. The artist’s sculptural oeuvre is distinguished by its intricate craftsmanship, in which wood, metal, glass, and other materials are laboriously hand-tooled, and by its ability to convey an offbeat, often humorous, individualistic sensibility.