Saturday, January 29, 2011

BE MY VALENTINE - NovaBelgica Art Gallery

 International Art Exhibition

 NovaBelgica Art & Design
Wildebamp 19 - 3800 Sint-Truiden - BELGIUM
  +32 (0)495/689485 -

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Museum of Fantastic Art - Vienna


Museum of Fantastic Art - Vienna
 Österreichisches Kulturzentrum, Palais Palffy

Österreichisches Kulturzentrum, Palais Palffy
Museum of Fantastic Art - Vienna

Fantastic Art Museum Opens in Vienna
article from Fantastic Visions

After intensive planning since the Autumn 2010 the Fantastic Art Museum (PhantastenMuseum) in Vienna opened as planned on January 15th 2011. For many weeks the team from the Österreichischen Kulturzentrum (Austrian Cultural Center) in the Palais Palffy and Gerhard Habarta had their hands full building for visitors to the museum, an interesting and informative journey through the history of Fantastic Art and to further the cause for the future.  It may be an exaggeration to say that they have more than succeeded. The wonderful ambience and bright, modern exhibition rooms round off the overall impression of perfection and make a visit to the museum a memorable experience for art more 

photo courtesy Reinhard Schmid
more on this page at the Visionary Art Gallery


Sunday, January 16, 2011

OTTO RAPP - an Interview with the Artist on ILLUSTRATION TOOLBOX

Interview with the Artist Otto Rapp

 The detailed pencil drawings of artist Otto Rapp could be included as part of the rebirth of modern surrealism aside from the fact that he doesn’t abandon all reason within his work. Although his artwork incorporates bold iconic imagery combined with dreamlike, sometimes nightmarish elements, they seem to be more deliberately tied together to convey a singular meaning. His work, which has been created over the course of several decades to include paintings as well as digital art, are an exploration of the enigmatic alter ego he has created for himself as a traditional artist. Before we go any further, I’d like to say thank you to Otto for taking the time to provide such insightful answers to the interview questions.
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the website does not exist anymore, the domain was sold and used for something entirely different.
Find the interview completely republished, with a screenshot of the original page, on my blog March 15th 2013

Friday, January 14, 2011

A DOOR BETWEEN TWO WORLDS - Exhibition in Paris

 Une porte entre deux mondes

Centre Culturel Christiane Peugot
 62 av. de la Grande Arme 75017 - PARIS
February 1st to February 11th 2011
 Vernissage: Thursday, February 3rd, 19:00 hrs

click the above image for a larger view of this poster

click to go to website Atelier Z
click to go to Atelier Z
Visit more exciting Artists at the Visionary Art Gallery

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sonja Tines - Saatchi Gallery Showdown

Sonja Tines - One of the Probabilities - 120x80cm oil on canvas

This painting is in the final Showdown!

The Top 128 will compete in a bracket-style tournament - win or go home.
 Each round will last 2 days. Once the Top 16 is reached, brackets will be visible at The eight artworks that advance from the Round of Sixteen will compete in the Quarterfinals based on their position in the Round of Sixteen. The Semifinal round will give us our top 2 to compete in the Final Showdown.

Final Voting: Between January 6, 2011, 10:00 am and January 20, 2011, 9:59 am

Sonja made it through the first round of this final (each round 2 days) - SHE REACHED THE FINAL 64!

UPDATE January 10th:
Unfortunately, the run to the top stopped at the final 64. We are very sorry to say that this excellent work of art did not advance any further!

 Since the race is over for this work in the current showdown - please click on the image and visit her  portfolio in the Saatchi Gallery.
See what else this exciting Artist has to offer.
Note: You must be a signed-in member of the Saatchi Gallery to vote in the Showdown.