The art of making collages

A collage is a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs, postcards and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing. I combine in my collages images that once have called my attention and have entered into my “Collection Envelope” till I find the perfect canvas to paste them. I love dropping some acrylic stains to integrate and balance the whole piece.

Here is my Collage Gallery from the last year.

Rolling the San Martin

Traveling to work is one of the most boring moments of the day for many people. Passengers generally use this dead time for reading the news or private messages on the phone.

For me, traveling by train in the morning was one of the best 30 minutes of the day. I enjoyed observing the people. Their behavior, their faces, their clothes, their gestures. Everything. The line San Martin has the most interesting and various travelers. And every stop brings new faces and stories.

One morning, I saw this beautiful short-hair girl isolated in her own world, her music, her headphones. In love with this image, I decided to capture it with my precarious nokia C3. The quality of the photo is of course very poor, but at least I could record that unique moment. Because of the beauty of that very simple but exclusive image, I wanted to reproduce the picture on my canvas but with more pixels :­)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina. San Martin train – 7.30 am

The Secret Side of Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood)

Did you know that The Rolling Stone is also a great Artistic Painter?

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Ronnie Wood was born in Middlesex, England, into a musical and artistic family. Before beginning his musical career and achieving worldwide renowned with the Faces and the Rolling Stones, he received formal art training at Ealing College of Art, London. He grew up surrounded by his two later passions – music and art, something that has stayed with him during his life as a rock and roll icon.

As his musical career has progresses Ronnie Wood has continued his passion for painting and drawing. His subjects range from immediate colleagues in the rock and roll band, to other famous rock and roll musicians he has admired, known and has sometimes played with. Family, friends, animals and of course the self-portraits perhaps show a more private side.

Much like the music he composes and plays onstage, his painting style is thoughtful yet spontaneous and full of feeling. About his work in the art studio Ronnie has said, “There is no kind of therapy like the one you have from starting and seeing a picture through to the end.”

On Tuesday 4th February, Castle Fine Art, Bruton Street, will be launching the ‘Ronnie Invites…’ series, which will see various artists, invited by rock legend Ronnie Wood, to display their work over the course of 2014. (http://www.ronniewood.com/News/ronnieinvites) I will be there!!!

If you want to know more about Ronnie’s artistic facet, don’t hesitate visiting his own webpage http://www.ronniewood.com/Artwork/Menu or his Gallery! http://gallery.ronniewood.com/

Ronnie definitely Rocks!

Radiating Color with Regina Calcaterra (@RegiCalca)

Regina is a talented Argentinean Artist. She began painting in the workshop of Ana Armendariz when she was only a little girl. Since 2012, in search of a fresh eye, she commenced working with Alejandra Roux, where she shares an artistic space with a group of young and creative people.

With only 24 years old, she has developed a very unique style, combining on the canvas her talent with the pencil & brushes and what she captures with her camera, surrounded by powerful colors. Her paintings are Mix technique.

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Regina is also a great photographer. Below you can find a selection of what I consider her best pictures from her trip to Asia.

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Nobody can doubt that this girl has a special gift. She radiates art!

I hope you like her work as much as I do! You can find more about Regina Calcaterra in her webpage http://www.reginacalcaterra.com.ar/ and her blog: http://enelnombredelarte.com.ar/

 

Argentinean Artists for Export – Mondongo

The Mondongo art group is composed of three talented artists named Juliana Laffitte, Manuel Mendanha and Agustina Picasso. This Argentinian trio whose group name means “tripe” in Spanish uses plasticine to create a kind of work that is complex by its richness in color and texture.

Similar to the shape and texture of tripe, their portraits consist of millions of vibrant and colorful strings molded together onto a canvas to give life to a realistic faces. From afar these images look like a mixture of watercolors with oil on canvas, but from up close, it becomes visible the myriad of forms and hues of the plasticine.

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