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Sneak Preview Art Monaco 2014

SAVE THE DATE – APRIL 24 – 27

Art Monaco ’14 will be the spot for many artists to sell and showcase their works, some of which will be showing pieces for the first time. A gathering place for lovers of art, from the critics to the curators, people will be able to socialize and speak with one another in a peaceful setting at Art Monaco ’14, where individuals will be visited by artistic visionaries of today, as well as have an opportunity to pay tribute to those that we’ve lost yet still find inspiring.

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Johnessco Rodriguez, the creative master mind behind Art Monaco, expresses the specific goal of Art Monaco: 

“There are more than 300 art shows worldwide. The concept and idea was already out there. The only input and modifications we have done is that the participation at our event is by invitation only and instead of receiving 40,000 visitors or more, we only receive about  10,000 but all of them with interest in art and with buying power.”

 

Monaco, the world’s second smallest country, is best known for its royal opulence and the twentieth century reign of Prince Rainier and his son Prince Albert II. But for four days annually, the constitutional monarchy becomes the site of an international event called Art Monaco. The world’s richest people flock to the country to take in the colorful sights and sounds of a vibrant event in a spectacular locale. Embedded in the French Riviera between Nice and Menton and 15 minutes from the Italian border, the principality of Monaco has built its reputation and appeal on its luxurious, royal lifestyle and stylish surroundings. Even though the country is roughly the same size as New York’s Central Park and can be traversed entirely in under an hour, it has become a major financial and artistic mecca.

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Art Monaco focuses on quality rather than quantity and showcases a diverse mix of art, including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and jewelry. Fine contemporary art remains a staple of the entire show; recognizable names like Roy Lichtenstein, Kotchar, Andy Warhol, Picasso and Lempika can be both viewed and bought off the walls of the fair. Other more classical art pieces from Margritte, Monet and Salvador Dali are equally on display.

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The featured art runs the gamut from masterpieces worth over €30 million to emerging pieces that can be purchased for €3,000. Johnessco Rodriguez, the creative master mind behind Art Monaco, expresses the specific goal of Art Monaco: “There are more than 300 art shows worldwide. The concept and idea was already out there. The only input and modifications we have done is that the participation at our event is by invitation only and instead of receiving 40,000 visitors or more, we only receive about 10,000 but all of them with interest in art and with buying power.” 

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IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS USA
Norelkys Blazekovic Special Projects Curator

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Alejandro Mendoza
Deborah Shelton Tynes
Amanda Madrigal
Jonathan Baez
Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille
 
 

Norelkys Blazekovic Special Projects  Curator
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Dirk Janssens
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ME AND MY EVER CHANGING MOODS (2013) 
Polished Bronze 100 cm x 100 cm (40” x 40” inches)

IRREVERSIBLE Art Mónaco’14, French Riviera
April 24 – April 27 2014
Dirk Janssens (meet the artist here)

Dirk Janssens lives and works in Leuven, Belgium. During his childhood, he worked in the studio of his father, sculptor and artist Freddy Janssens. That is where he learned how to sketch, paint, use and understand materials and techniques. He painted portraits, abstract works, worldly wisdoms and quotes…

BE THANKFUL (2010)

Art and Text, as the name might suggest, takes an in-depth look at the use of text in modern and contemporary fine art – “one of the most defining developments in visual art of the twentieth century” – and examines the way in which text has introduced a new mode of thought to artistic practices.

During the 1960s, it became common practice for modernist critics to attribute a meaning or explanation to a piece of work, but with text now playing such a prominent role, the justification for the artwork’s existence seemed to already be there, written clearly in front of the viewer. In actual fact, many artists such as Dadaist René Magritte used it as an anti-art or an “anti-aesthetic sentiment”, rejecting conventional artistic standards or even questioning whether or not “art” actually exists.

 

 Today, artists are still developing and expanding this prominent artistic medium’s possibilities; Dirk Janssens uses text as a means of directly confronting the viewer and provoking an immediate response that takes an in-depth look at the use of text in art. When language is used in the artistic domain, the letter, the word or the sentence are seen and experienced. The language is freed from the page as well as from its received meanings, habitual forms.

 

www.dirkjanssens.eu

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Dream Home 46×46 Ink and acrylic on polyurethane polished clear. 2014

IRREVERSIBLE Art Mónaco’14, French Riviera
April 24 – April 27 2014
Alejandro Mendoza


It is fitting that a contemporary Cuban-American sculptor, Alejandro Mendoza (who is also known for his mixed-media drawings), should be so focused on the theme of the city, in Miami, a place not yet a polis but slouching toward this eventual destiny, despite itself. Indeed, Miami is obsessed with this yearning, culling to its freshly painted shores international this and that, fairs and glamour events, all the trappings of an age whose unspoken belief in celebrity magic embraces the dogma of a fatal equation between notoriety and fame, to bypass those labored centuries of glory and epic from which, once upon a time, true cities and their civilizations rose—and when they crumbled, they lingered in something known as history.

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Little wonder Miami calls itself the Magic City. Mendoza, after all, comes from Havana, the only cosmopolis of the Caribbean which its Miami doppelganger has tried to replace, an opportunism which owes its smoke-and-mirror plausibility to Cuba’s half century of progressive totalitarian ruin. But to his credit, Mendoza has cultivated a complex approach to the failures and triumphs of accelerated urbanity—the central theme of much of his work, embodied in Miami, the add-water-and-stir version of instant citea. Alejandro Mendoza is an archeologist of the living mixed with an acerbic commentator on what does not yet know its fossil self. Ricardo Pau-Llosa has published six books of poetry, the last four with Carnegie Mellon University Press. He is also a widely published art critic and curator

www.alejandromendoza.net

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“To be continued…” Found and Donated Materials 27 ft x 27 ft 2014

IRREVERSIBLE Art Mónaco’14, Riviera Francesa
April 24 – April 27 2014
Amanda Madrigal

I began working on this piece from the inside out, both literally and figuratively. It is a circular object, created using a single element crochet technique, beginning in the center and working outward. The form is reminiscent of a polar grid, the same basic structure used to create a doily, but in this case, on a huge scale. I think about this piece as both a release of energy and collection of time. A way for me to transfigure the energy inside of me into something outside myself, and tangible; evidence. The piece was created using mostly donated and found materials that I would cut up and rip into long strips which I then crocheted into the final product, a large circular net. The simple and repetitive actions felt so necessary to me, they became a way to capture the fleeting time. The net is a physical construct made to collect my thoughts, ideas, feelings, and memories. Formulated from thousands of stitches, I would tear things apart and put them back together, stronger and united as a whole.

As the piece grew larger, it would consume the surrounding space so that I was no longer working around the net, but it was working around me. Forming a sort of back and forth between me and this extension of myself, constantly growing with every knot. Each layer of color that was added would transform the piece into something completely different, and watching this object spill effortlessly from my body I felt connected to the space around me. This idea began to provide a deep feeling of release.
The work became a mirror of the energy and time I put in to it. I saw a place to observe and experience abundance, flexibility, expansiveness and endless possibilities.

www.amandamadrigal.com

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“Night at the Mausoleum” Mixed media on canvas 32” x 44”

IRREVERSIBLE Art Mónaco’14, French Riviera
April 24 – April 27 2014

Jonathan Baez

I try not getting in the way of my work. To allow something else to appear, to show me the way… I recognize the presence of something else that works through me at the time of the creation. This can only happen when I surrender the illusion of control and become receptive.

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IRREVERSIBLE Art Mónaco’14, French Riviera
April 24 – April 27 2014

Deborah Shelton Tynes
Create by Capture: Through my lens I capture the IMPACT of Humanity, Climate Change and the evolution of natural and unnatural processes on a daily basis. Asymmetries in community structure and urban scapes are greed generated by-products of heat, particulate matter, chemicals and excess nutrients. I invite you to reflect on our future of humanity which can be measured in ecological evolutionary time. Hopefully we spectators will leave with a better understanding of how science echoes in conservation and in the political arena. Conservation is today’s most misunderstood political view. Conservatives are absolutely not conservationists, and are far to the polar opposite. We artists have become archivists who capture images on metal as a last full measure of devotion to our endangered planet’s habitats

 

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IRREVERSIBLE Art Mónaco’14, French Riviera
April 24 – April 27 2014

Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille

Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille is a french artist living and working in Miami. She draws her inspiration from a reflexion on the fragility of the human being and his culture:Fragility appears to me as an energy, an engine which propels the human being and generate the movement,  life is nothing else but movement. There is the buried element and the visible one, the demolition that calls the reconstruction, the fold that needs to be unfolded to access the knowledge, to acquire achievement.There is nothing definitive, or permanent, rather the pursuit for renewal, revival, revision.  This movement represent a succession of moments. In the own words of G. Bachelard wae “Time has only one reality, that one of the moment”

 Following that trend, each of her pieces  could be called  «passage» or «snapshot» with all the vulnerability contained in those words. In her work, lines, colors, rocks, architecture or silhouettes of humans become the witnesses of the fugacity of each present moment in wich lurks the projection of the future.’

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IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS Art Monaco14 – 5th Edition | April 24 – 27 @ Grimaldi Forum | Monaco


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IRREVERSIBLE DIRK JANSSENS BELGIUM
ME AND MY EVER CHANGING MOODS (2013)

Polished Bronze 100 cm x 100 cm (40” x 40” inches)

 

Art and Text, as the name might suggest, takes an in-depth look at the use of text in modern and contemporary fine art – “one of the most defining developments in visual art of the twentieth century” – and examines the way in which text has introduced a new mode of thought to artistic practices.

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During the 1960s, it became common practice for modernist critics to attribute a meaning or explanation to a piece of work, but with text now playing such a prominent role, the justification for the artwork’s existence seemed to already be there, written clearly in front of the viewer. In actual fact, many artists such as Dadaist René Magritte used it as an anti-art or an “anti-aesthetic sentiment”, rejecting conventional artistic standards or even questioning whether or not “art” actually exists.

 

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Today, artists are still developing and expanding this prominent artistic medium’s possibilities; Dirk Janssens uses text as a means of directly confronting the viewer and provoking an immediate response that takes an in-depth look at the use of text in art. When language is used in the artistic domain, the letter, the word or the sentence are seen and experienced. The language is freed from the page as well as from its received meanings, habitual forms.

NOOR BLAZEKOVIC
Publisher/ Chief Editor
Irreversible Magazine

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dirk Janssenss lives and works in Leuven, Belgium. During his childhood, he worked in the studio of his father, sculptor and artist Freddy Janssens. That is where he learned how to sketch, paint, use and understand materials and techniques. He painted portraits, abstract works, worldly wisdoms and quotes on canvas.

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After years of intense research and study, Janssens made his first collection in 2010. He named it Made in Wonderland. It was one of the most popular shows to be exhibited at CATM CHELSEA, New York in 2011.

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He continued his professional career as an artist with his second collection, Lost in Wonderland, debuting at the BAH – Belgian Art House, where his work was welcomed with great excitement and proved most successful. There his work was displayed with some of the greatest contemporary Belgian artists, including, Luc Tuymans, Michael Borremans, Arne Quinze, Hans Op de Beeck and Jan De Cock.

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Continuing his success with his Wonderland series, his third solo exhibition, Back in Wonderland, was exhibited at the BOA Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in July 2012. The LA exhibition was highlighted on Belgian television. Janssens was then selected to participate in the second installation of BAH – Belgian Art House II in November 2012.

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LOVE-ART
In his art Dirk Janssens explores the positive and emotional aspects of the basic
concept of being human. His work is a tribute to life and love, purely
instinctive, in a completely unique language. By doing so he makes his
audience contemplate their own happiness, their own love experience. He christened his works LOVE-Art with a nod to the Pop Art movement.

 

RREVERSIBLE Art Mónaco’14, Riviera Francesa
Featuring Dirk Janssens  booth I3-I4
April 24 – April 27 2014 

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‘Irreversible’ showcases contest winners Written by Palm Beach ArtsPaper Staff on 20 November 2013.


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 ‘Irreversible’  showcases contest winners  Written by Palm Beach ArtsPaper Staff on 20 November 2013.

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Amanda Madrigal IRREVERSIBLE 2013 winner “Las Muñecas” (Installation) 2013 12′ x 11′
Hand cut reflective mylar, found high chair, found clock, hand made large scale dolls, portraits and pillow clouds.

By Colleen Dougher

Rafael Enrique Rodriguez Bencid’s 6666 is a “floating cube” that takes visitors on a four-year journey of the artist’s travels, as documented through 6,666 pictures edited to a musical score built on 6,666 notes, all projected in a few minutes. To experience this, one simply sticks one’s head inside the cube and, as the Miami artist notes, it’s “as if time were arrested inside the cube and freed every time a person steps inside.”

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Aaron Ansarov Portuguese men o War

Aaron Ansarov’s gorgeous, colorful, detailed, images resemble things one might see through a kaleidoscope. They’re actually photographs of much-feared yet surprisingly beautiful Portugese men-of-war that he photographed on a home-made light table before returning them to the beach where he found them. “These species are more ‘supranatural’ than we realize, and when viewed at a 1:1 ratio and mirrored, we finally can see how closely related they are to the universe around us,” the Delray Beach photographer notes in his statement about the project. “They are called zooids, a colonial animal that can only survive when connected with other zooids of a different nature.”

These are just a few of the artists in the second annual 2013 Irreversible Magazine International Competition Winners exhibition, which will open Thursday at Gallery 2014 in Hollywood.

Irreversible, a Miami-based art mag that publishes twice a year, is the brainchild of Norelkys “Noor” Blazekovic. In 2004, the self-described journalist with a B.A. in art history was looking for a way to turn her life around after getting a divorce and becoming a single mom. Three years later, after saving up money and designing her new magazine, she published the first edition of Irreversible.

Her goal, she says, was to produce a publication so big that readers would feel like they own the art works featured inside. At 12 inches wide and 17 inches high, the 60-page Irreversible showcases artists and their works in a style more in line with a big coffee table-art-book than a magazine.

Naturally, artists love being featured on its giant pages or in public art projects and exhibitions affiliated with the project-based mag.

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The upcoming Gallery 2014 show, Irreversible’s second annual juried exhibition, will feature works by 25 emerging and established artists who were selected from the 200 who entered. While that number of submitting artists is down from last year, Blazekovic stresses that she’s focusing on quality rather than quantity. As such, she dropped paid promotions this year and publicized the competition herself, both locally and at international art fairs.

“What that means is that I got less submissions but they were 10 times better than the 300 I got last year, and I’m very, very happy with the results,” she says.

The winners

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A panel of jurors that included Gallery 2014 co-founders Elizabeth Sanjuan and Ken Brown, Brisky Gallery director Luis Valle, Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste and art critic Carlos Suarez De Jesus selected the artists whose works will be exhibited and featured in an eight-page spread in the forthcoming issue of Irreversible.

While several are from outside of the U.S. (China, Italy, Germany and Scotland), Blazekovic says that most reside here in South Florida.

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Jaime Ferreyros- iPhoneography

Among them is artist Jaime Ferreyros ,who will exhibit several limited edition beach iPhoneography images including When The Saints Go Marching In, a picture he took a few years ago while walking on the beach in Key Biscayne, where he lives.

“I try to capture the spirit of freedom we all experience when we interact with sand and sea,” he says of his photo metallic prints laminated with Protac high-gloss. “The beach brings out the child in all of us and memories from days gone by. My new batch of work hopes to immortalize those precious moments forever.”

Monique Lassooij will exhibit work from Proprietary Innocence, a series that is also Miami-Dade-inspired. The paintings are based on observations she made during the 14 hours a week she spends commuting on a Miami bus or Metromover.

Lassooij recalls loudly laughing and talking with friends while riding the bus as a kid, but notes that her current fellow passengers, particularly children, are silently focused on handheld devices they use to text, read books or listen to music — preferably without distraction. As Lassooij notes, “If something is happening in the bus, they look at us from under their eyebrows, almost expressionless, sometimes slightly annoyed as we disturb them in their communications.”

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Lassooij began to wonder how the lives of iconic famous figures might have turned out if they had grown up in today’s technology-obsessed world, and started painting a red, white and gray series that depicts famous figures including Vincent van Gogh, Mona Lisa and Billie Holiday as children of today. “The portraits show them looking at us, from under their eyebrows, disturbed by our invasion of their privacy, their interaction through a little box, of which we are not a part,” she says.

While Lassooij’s work explores people’s disconnect with the offline world, Miami artist Amanda Madrigal’s installation of oddly shaped abstractions of human, animal and alien forms — represents the opposite.

As the artist notes about the work, “I am not only exploring the relationships between me, my work, and the viewer but also the relationships they have with each other, calling upon ideas of family, friendship, home and the sense of interconnectedness we all have with one another, which is just as beautiful as our individualism.”

Like people who are similarly born, then shaped by environments and circumstances, Madrigal’s creatures all begin with the same materials — pure white fabric and a fresh block of clay — and take on personalities of their own.

After treating the fabric with dye, determining how many limbs to include and sewing the parts together, Madrigal stuffs them with poly-fill, and adds eyes, eyelashes, teeth, tumors or other details and attaches the faces. “Really, I would tend to just do what felt right,” she says.

Next, she names them. Kandy has large bulgy blue eyes, rounded mouse-like ears, three pairs of shiny red lips (including a pair on each cheek) and a row of eyes across her forehead. The creature’s rotund multi-colored body is covered in taffy-like white swirls, and she holds shiny objects remindful of foil-wrapped chocolate eggs.

Kandy and others — from a group that includes Milk, Apple and Clarity — will make their South Florida debut in a smaller version of Las Muñecas (The Dolls), the 11-by-12-foot installation Madrigal exhibited last spring at Maryland Institute College of Art, where she earned her BFA. “I am excited to see what type of statement they make arranged much closer together,” she says.


Beauty and the Basel
Certainly, size is a factor when considering works for a 25-artist show in a 2,000-square-foot gallery.

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Gallery 2014 co-owner Elizabeth Sanjuan, who along with her husband served as an exhibition juror, says the 800-plus images of submitted works ranged from tiny boxes to an enormous installation that was logistically impossible.

The jurying process was one she describes as extensive but fascinating. “As with everything in the art world, everybody has their own opinion of what’s fabulous and what’s not,” she says. “Since my husband and I were part of this, it was interesting to see who he loved and who I loved and who we agreed upon and how we didn’t really see things eye to eye in some cases … But that’s the whole thing. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?”

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Dario Posada, After Artemisia, Mixed Media on Canvas, 72 x 50, 2012

As a juror, her focus remained on skill, originality and overall presentation. Among the artists that captured her attention was Miami painter and sculptor Dario Posada. “I thought his work was really original,” she says. “He took some old classics and gave it a whole modern twist with a satirical kind of view on life today. I thought how he played this satire into a classical painting was brilliant. … Then there was the iPhoneography … I don’t think iPhoneography is an art form in itself but I did like the throwback of how [Jaime Ferreyro’s] images took you back to the ’60s vintage kind of work.”

Sanjuan was also impressed with the geographic scope of the entries. “I think Irreversible as a magazine — and how [Noor Blazekovic] connects the art world from all parts of the world to South Florida — is just incredible,” she says.

Blazekovic says she has been working hard to promote her show on a more international level, and admittedly has a number of factors working for her, including the timing and location of the show, which runs just before Art Basel Miami Beach. “Everybody loves Miami … and it’s that time of year that the world meets in Miami,” she says.

“These competitions are like my closing point of the year, and really it is my opening for 2014,” Blazekovic continues. “You combine people coming from overseas, this hub that brings Art Basel week and a gallery like 2014 — it’s just win-win. You just can’t go wrong with something like that.”

The 2013 Irreversible Magazine International Competition Winners exhibition will open, along with a show by sculptor Alejandro Mendoza, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and run through Dec. 3 at Gallery 2014, 2014 Harrison St., Hollywood. Regular gallery hours are 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 954-505-3291.

Colleen Dougher is a South Florida-based arts journalist and founder of Arterpillar.

CONGRATULATIONS  2013 WINNERS!

  • Cash Price $2000 Amanda Madrigal  -Dario Posada
  • 25 winners Featured Gallery 2014 Exhibition
  • 7 full pages review IRREVERSIBLE MAGAZINE

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    IRREVERSIBLE founder Noor Blazekovic & 2013 Competition Winner Amanda Madrigal

On behalf of the jurors and IRREVERSIBLE magazine, I would like to thank you for taking the time to apply to out Call For Artists competition of 2013. We appreciate the thought and initiative shown with your submission. The jury reviewed all submissions very carefully.  There were large amounts of quality of works with only a limited number of applications that could be selected. The presentation of each entry was extremely important, the quality of the work and the information provided to the application. The technical merits were based on theme, composition, and perspective.

There is no doubt an artist grows by leaps and bounds when he or she puts artwork in the public eye for feedback, and that is what this art competitions is all about. History, patronage, commissions, and incredible opportunities have all been prizes afforded to winners of major art competitions. IRREVERSIBLE’s major goal is to further the reach and spectrum of opportunities available for an artist of any experience and medium.

I seek to outline a criteria as they form my current judging  mindset. Keep in mind that these criteria are not immutable nor stagnant. My views change as the result of my ongoing viewing and study of new art and historical artifacts, readings of contemporary critical writing on art, and personal growth through creative production as an artist.  I am sure that my ideas about critically evaluating artwork will continue to change in an ongoing process of growth and development.

Thank you,

NOOR BLAZEKOVIC founder IRREVERSIBLE
PROJECTS – EXHIBITION – THE MAGAZINE
norelkysb@irreversiblemagazine.com

 

IRREVERSIBLE 2012 Featured Cover WINNERS (25 winners)


“Greatness is a choice; it’s not our destiny.”

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IRREVERSIBLE 2012 Cover feature Winners Exhibition
(left to right) Carlos Caballero, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez & Alejandro Mendoza

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IRREVERSIBLE Cover Featured competition Winners exhibition 2012 by Steven Daniel Chung

The results of the Cover featured art contest were based on the judge’s extensive experience, creativity of works engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, creative thinking, and most important to me; an educational component, a message inspiring new generations. The jury reviewed all submissions very carefully. There were large amounts of quality of works, only a limited number of applications could be selected and we are honored to release the list of winners selected recognizing:
1. Works with purpose and objectives
2. Educational value; impact on, or outreach to, the public
3. Thoroughness and accuracy in presentation of issues;
4. Creativity and originality in approach to subject matter and effectiveness of presentation
5. Demonstrated technical skill in the entry’s production.
6. Presentations of entries were very important, the quality of the photography, and the information provided to the application.
7. The Technical merits were based on theme, composition, and perspective.

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IRREVERSIBLE Juror Dr. Carol Damian is the dynamic Director & Chief Curator of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, positions she assumed in 2008. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and received her MA in Pre-Columbian Art History and her Ph.D in Latin American History from the University of Miami. A professor and former chairperson of FIU’s College of Art and Art History, she is also a prominent figure in Miami’s arts community and a nationally recognized art historian. She is known as an energetic instructor, who combines a passion for art with strong leadership skills.

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IRREVERSIBLE 2012 FEATURED COVER WINNER Edwin Villasmil (Venezuela)
by Dr. Carol Damian Director & Chief Curator of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University

The combination of extraordinary draftsmanship and creative imagination that is seen in the work of Edwin Villasmil is remarkable for a modern artist. Each of his fantastic drawings is filled with complex symbolism and arcane details that demand the full attention of the viewer fascinated to decipher their meaning. Villasmil works in a manner that is reminiscent of Medieval printmakers and migrating metallurgists of early Europe intent on capturing the essence of earthly existence through a repertoire of signs and symbols that are far from reality and can only exist in the world of the imagination. Using ornamental motifs like the ones found in manuscript illumination and once credited with supernatural powers, he incorporates spiraling lines, sometimes terminating in an animal head, and interlacing motifs to create unique patterns that threaten to totally disguise a subject. There is a story that informs each work, but it is frequently lost in the minutiae of the many images that are revealed within each composition. Look carefully and snakes emerge from within the tendrils of tree branches, foreboding beings in an otherworldly setting. Strange birds appear, while hybrid characters hold court in their own special realm of creatures big and small. Not surprisingly, Villasmil has been commissioned to do many projects associated with nature, including the Florida Everglades, where he has the innate ability to capture the beauty and the eminent threats that affect all of its flora and fauna. Each work is an exercise in patience and concentration that is fascinating in our “easy” world of digital technology and instant gratification. Villasmil’s work deserves more and the patient viewer will be rewarded with an experience in abstraction and creativity seldom found today.

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Video Art Winner – Chika Matsuda Japan

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Noor Blazekovic & Elaine Minionis & Rodolfo Vanmarcke Gallerists/Owners of The Lunch Box Gallery

Working with Noor Blazekovic founder publisher/Editor of IRREVERSIBLE has been a wonderful journey. She clearly reveals a fascinating approach to the industry, where not only striving to find the best of the best in the contemporary art realm becomes the main aspiration; but also the way you do it, the spirit with how you seek for it, analyze and listen, is as much as important. She really digs de eper into the artists and their artworks, bringing out the best in everybody when she makes you discover qualities you didn’t even knew about. That, to us, is a gift. On the other hand, she embodies the word “teamwork” itself. Noor openly admits through her actions how pivotal is to trust and be trusted, to respect, learn and to join forces to amplify an overall vision; bringing diversity of thought and accuracy, praising the humane and building the necessary bridges between the arts and the people.

Elaine Minionis & Rodolfo Vanmarcke Gallerists/Owners of The Lunch Box Gallery

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There is no doubt an artist grows by leaps and bounds when he or she puts artwork in the public eye for feedback, and that is what this art competitions is all about. Historically, patronage, commissions, and incredible opportunities have all been prizes afforded to winners of major art competitions Thank you for being such of important part of this year competition. Noor Blazekovic founder

An IRREVERSIBLE NEW CULTURAL CAPITAL MECCA MIAMI DOWNTOWN!


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Miami Art+Design (MA+D) panoramic view. Image courtesy Natasha Kertes

Miami Art+Design (MA+D) took place President’s Day weekend:
February 14-18, 2014.

 This is a significant achievement Culture! My deepest gratitude to all; artists, writers, family and friends for your hard working efforts to achieve IRREVERSIBLE goals… I wish to thank Lee Ann and David Lester for your invaluable support and vision making of Miami Downtown a cultural Mecca…WE DID IT AGAIN!

The Fair took place in a spectacular, new waterside pavilion “in the round” at downtown’s Bayfront Park. Organized by IFAE in collaboration with the French SNA (organizers of the Paris Biennale), MA+D is Miami’s was the most elegant fine art event that featured prestigious international dealers presenting art and design of all periods. “The fair was especially attractive to collectors, architects, and designers from throughout the United States and Latin America,” said Christian Deydier, President of the SNA. “Miami is a vibrant, exciting city that has become a major cultural meeting point for the Americas.” IFAE guided the fair along with a Committee of SNA members and international galleries including: Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Paris) | Galerie Dumonteil (Paris) | Galerie Jacques Bailly (Paris) | Galerie Vallois (Paris + New York) | AANW (Miami) | Moretti Fine Art (Florence + London + NY) | Peter Finer (London) | Phoenix Ancient Art (New York) | Richard Green (London) | Robilant + Voena (London + Milan) | Stair Sainty Gallery (London) | Tambaran Gallery (NY) | Toninelli Art Moderne (Monaco).

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Miami Art+Design (MA+D) panoramic view. Image courtesy Natasha Kertes

 

IRREVERSIBLE Miami Art+Design (MA+D) Special Project “The Eternal Beauty”
Curator: Alejandro Mendoza

The title of this project, “The Eternal Beauty” is very much in the Symbolist vein explored by Master Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917). For him, the form was always more important than the subject, and poetic titles like these were only given after the work was completed, if we look back to the history of arts, the state of a sculpture has been always staying for the mental message of an epoch or it was tied with any theological concept, aesthetic meaning of life or practical needs. “The Eternal Beauty” takes a look at the modern and contemporary sculpture inviting to think about ? How it inspires and what senses it calls out?

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Alejandro Mendoza (detail) Zeerover 36x98x3 Mixed Media Diptych Wall Sculpture
(Wood, enamel,resin and Acrylic) 2012
prices: alemendoart@yahoo.com
 
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IRREVERSIBLE Miami Art+Design (MA+D) Special Project “The Eternal Beauty”
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“Irreversible – an International art project – is a pioneering exhibition platform for all projects that transcend the classical art show including small format, large scale installations, theatrical events, mixed media, video projections, massive sculptures, music, live performances & unlimited kids programs.”
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IRREVERSIBLE Miami Art+Design (MA+D) Special Project “The Eternal Beauty”
Recent exhibitions of Latin American and Caribbean contemporary art have fostered new interest in Cuban art. While the island nation may be isolated politically and economically, its art scene has kept the door open to international influences and exchange. Today, Cuban art raises questions about the meaning of socialist or socially contextual art in a post-socialist era, about its capacity to challenge the limitations of political ideologies, and about whether socially contextual art can be both critical and complacent.
Poetics and Utopia in Cuban Contemporary Sculpture by Denise Carvalho
 
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Roberto Fabelo is a contemporary Cuban artist he lives and works in Cuba. Natasha Kertes is a Russian Photographer she lives and works in Miami, FL USA
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IRREVERSIBLE Miami Art+Design (MA+D) Special Project “The Eternal Beauty”
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Carlos Suarez de Jesus, Art Critic
Irreversible Projects, Exhibitions & The Magazine are simply astonishing. Practically single-handedly, and with an admirable determination of purpose that miraculously trumps her scant financial resources, she has succeeded in transforming her dream into a cultural portal joining creative voices from Miami to Tokyo, from Spain to Switzerland and beyond.

She has become a catalyst for linking artists of diverse vision in her publication. Whether she meets an artist in her travels to art fairs and creative forums in the United States, Latin America, Europe or Asia, Blazekovic has a knack for attracting those she encounters in the spirit of collaboration. Her magazine serves as a portable exhibit because she approaches the publication with the eye of a curator.

Her goal at Irreversible has always been to “strive to broaden the global understanding of contemporary art and to foster cultural exchange by creating new paradigms through creative initiatives.”

In these pages you will not only find some provocative art, but perhaps more importantly, an equal measure of Blazekovic’s clarity, boldness and independence, not to mention a resolute and unwavering passion for doing what she loves.

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“The Eternal Beauty”

The Eternal Beauty is very much in the Symbolist vein explored by Master Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917). For him, the form was always more important than the subject, and poetic titles like these were only given after the work was completed, if we look back to the history of arts, the state of a sculpture has been always staying for the mental message of an epoch or it was tied with any theological concept, aesthetic meaning of life or practical needs. The Eternal Beauty takes a look at the modern and contemporary sculpture inviting to think about ? How it inspires and what senses it calls out?

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FABELO Roberto, *1950 (Cuba)
Title : Oración doméstica – Domestic Prayer
Date : 2008
Category: Sculptures
Polychrome bronze
Height 37.2 in.; Width 17.5 in.; Depth 21 in. / Height 94.6 cm.; Width 44.5 cm.; Depth 53.

Price : alemendoart@yahoo.com

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Osmany Betancourt ” Mujer con Sombrero II “
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Alejandro Mendoza “Zeerover”

36x98x3 Mixed Media Diptych Wall Sculpture (Wood, enamel,resin and Acrylic) 2012