Saturday, July 23, 2016

framed │ready to go to London, U.K.





This time I chose a silver raw frame for my piece as it belongs to my 'silvery' black and white works. I do not know why, but after experiencing aesthetically my works in print I like some more than others. This one is definitely one of my beloved prints: edition 1/10 18"X18" Roland print on Photo Rag Baryta, 21"X21" framed.

Today I found out that it reached safely London, but unfortunately got stuck at the customs which of course I didn't expect. I had to pay almost 30% of the declared value of my artwork which makes it the most valuable one out of all my prints so far.

prints, prints, my prints│group exhibition "SHE" Sweet'Art Gallery London, U.K.



For black and white photography I like using Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta for its very fine surface texture with the baryta gloss which endows portraits with a particularly expressive character. I allow two artist proofs. Sometimes, I prefer textured paper for my works that already have a painterly quality to them. For  small handmade prints (4"X4" and 5"X5"), now I will use only textured ones as they seem most suitable for my projects.


It was my lucky day when I came to see the proofs of this piece. Molly asked me if I could wait so she could print it. Wow! I was more than happy to discover the process of printing and understand better how my works were actually born. I am truly grateful to her patience with me being picky. I found the proofs having more contrast than my eyes were able to see on my screen. She helped me to adjust it on her big monitor at the lab, and after that she proceeded to printing.

exhibitions│"SHE" Sweet'Art Gallery London, U.K.

I am so  pleased to announce that my recent self-portrait "I Want To Feed You With Myself" has been selected for "SHE: An International Arts Collaboration Exploring The Construct of Femininity" held on July 30 and 31 in London, United Kingdom.


About Sweet'Art:

Sweet’Art is based in London and committed to the promotion of the work of established and upcoming artists through the creation of thought provoking and engaging site specific events.

Sweet’Art's mission is dedicated to the promotion of artists at all levels of their career through the delivery of thought provoking and engaging site specific exhibitions and live art events.

Alongside the extensive planned programme of events, artists are invited to join the Sweet’Art website and be part of a growing network of artists enabling them to showcase work online and be in touch with other members of Sweet’Art.

Sweet’Art is dedicated to the promotion of art that is thought provoking, intelligent and challenging in its consideration of both aesthetic and concept.

Sweet’Art embraces all disciplines of work and encourages artists in a process of exploration, challenge and debate when considering their own practice and that of others.


About the event:

Sweet ‘Art is a non-profit arts organisation based in London dedicated to the promotion of upcoming and established artists through exciting art events with a difference.

SHE will be a large multi media art event taking place at the stunning 47-49 Tanner Street, a Victorian warehouse just a stones throw from the South Bank. On the 30th and 31st of July SHE will showcase the work of over 60 visual and performance artists as part of the Perform Gender Festival hosted by Ugly Duck. SHE will showcase the work of local and international artists exploring the theme of femininity, feminine identity and issues faced by women locally and internationally.

SHE will also be exhibiting the outcomes of an ambitious artistic international exchange, where replications of the same curated artworks will simultaneously be exhibited in SHE exhibitions in our partnering galleries, the LMP Gallery in Austin Texas, in the USA and the Soa La Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As part of the international collaboration 5 artists from the UK will also exhibit works that have been created across continents with artists from both Vietnam and the US, in a celebration of international solidarity, connectedness and difference.

Along with exhibiting a selection of artworks, from the beautiful to the provocative, SHE will also be an inclusive and fun art experience for visitors attending the show and our opening reception, that is set to be another awesome arty party following Sweet ‘Art tradition, including interactive artworks and fun and exciting freebies and surprises. Sponsored by Cinesync, guests will also have the opportunity to artistically connect with guests in Vietnam and the US in real time.

With help form our sponsors and collaborators we plan for SHE to be our most ambitious event to date, continuing our ethos of making art accessible to all.

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Visit the gallery website:
http://www.wearesweetart.com/

Check out the site of the event:
http://www.wearesweetart.com/#!she/c1jp

Check out the artists line-up:
http://www.wearesweetart.com/#!she-artists/cg8a

Thursday, July 21, 2016

exhibitions│ Open Show at TVAA Downtown Gallery in Dallas, TX (post II)



July 7th, 2016
TVAA Downtown Gallery
Dallas, TX

Lake Whitney│ lazy morning



June 26, 2016
Lake Whitney, TX

After two intense days of Bremond Polish Festival, that lazy morning at Lake Whitney felt so good. I'm having my favourite morning drink here- a cup of filtered water. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

exhibitions│ Open Show at TVAA Downtown Gallery in Dallas, TX


July 7th, 2016
TVAA Downtown Gallery
Dallas, TX


I couldn't attend the Opening Reception on Sunday, July 10 because of my art show for Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth held the same day, but it was quite exciting for me to discover the exhibition a day after it was hanged. Yay! I absolutely loved the selection for this Open Show, and felt very honoured to have my recent work "In Spring The Ever Surprised Brows Return" accepted by Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery among such extraordinary works of art. I was also impressed by a very elegant and luxurious location of the Gallery at Plaza of the Americas which I haven't visited earlier.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

hic et nunc│July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016
Bouchon (restaurant)
Dallas, TX

Instead of delivering my framed works for an exhibition, I ended up today in this restaurant in Bishop Arts district of Dallas that was celebrating July 14 and all things French. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

art shows│MidTown ARTWALK Dallas, TX

MidTown ARTwalk promotes local visual art and artists in a wide range of mediums and artistic style, including painting, sculpture, metal art, handmade jewelry, fiber art, photography, pottery, and glass works.

Open Artist Studios and Galleries
Saturday, July 16, 2016
6-10 pm

FREE Admission, Entertainment, and Spirits!
Over 40 Art Galleries Under One Roof!
Bud Rager playing LIVE

If you have not been to ARTwalk, take a sneak peek here:
Video by Sonny Jefferson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gr51ehGY7o&feature=youtu.be
"Circus Freaks", a plucky band of versatile variety vaudevillians who mix improvisational theater, musical mayhem and big top talent for your circus entertainment.

in the woods of Oklahoma│July 2015




I will never forget that swing at the veranda and the buzzing sticky sounds of nature. It was scaring, but strangely I was craving this music of wilds so much at that time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

art shows│M.A.D.E. presented by Stage West Theatre (post IV)



art shows│M.A.D.E. presented by Stage West Theatre (post III)



Stage West Theatre
July 10, 2016
Fort Worth, TX


It was probably my richest display so far. I was assigned to the main stage and could occupy as much space as I wished. It took me about 2 hours to set it up, but it was ready before 1 PM. 

There were hundreds of viewers within 3 hours visiting my works that afternoon, but I remembered only her. Attentive to almost every detail, taking her time to "read" my photographs, contemplative, slow, considerate. She was my ideal "viewer".  I haven't spoken a word to her, but I know she was probably the only one from the crowd I could enjoy talking.

No, for the first time I don't remember anyone having anything interesting to say.  It saddened me a lot seeing guests of M.A.D.E. mostly in the process of consuming samples of food, walking with their paper plates all around, consuming food instead of art...I wonder if they would ever come to this event if there wasn't any food. By the way, I don't understand why they were eating while walking. It's unhealthy. Perhaps they wanted to hide this way their interest which was definitely much more in food than in art.

unfinished: missing a heartbeat or two│July 7, 2015


Thursday, July 7, 2016

art shows│Bremond Polish Festival Days (post III)

June 25, 2016 
 Bremond, TX

The second day of the Festival was quite intense for me. Although my work didn't get so much interest like other vendors' (to be honest, I was the only artist there), my viewers kept me busy from 9 AM to 4 PM. She was one of the very few enthusiastic persons who I loved to talk to. She bought my new 6"X6" edition of "Dark Is The Other Side Of Life" zine which I created specially for the Bremond Polish Festival Days.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

exhibition│ at the TVAA Downtown Gallery in Dallas, TX

I am pleased to announce that my self-portrait "In Spring The Ever Surprised Brows Return" has been curated into a group exhibition (curator: Jenny Keller) and will be exhibited at TVAA Downtown Gallery in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. from July 1st thru July 29, 2016.

About the TVAA:
“The TVAA mission is to encourage artists and to promote art in Texas.

Enriching the Dallas art scene: The Texas Visual Arts Association inspires communication and cooperation between artists and the Dallas community by providing exhibitions in painting, sculpture, printmaking, pastels, watercolors, computer generated art, photography, and mixed media. TVAA offers educational workshops, seminars, and tours of major museum and private collections. TVAA served in promoting the development of the Dallas Arts District and The Contemporary, originally known as D’Art. It has a history of supporting worthwhile causes including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the SPCA of Texas, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.

The Texas Visual Arts Association sponsors several annual exhibitions: a Membership Exhibition, a National or Regional Open Exhibition, a Citation Exhibition for members only, and a Signature Member Exhibition. In addition, an Annual High School Exhibition is sponsored by TVAA, encouraging students from the Dallas area to compete for awards and scholarships. All these exhibits are judged by qualified art critics, museum directors and curators, gallery owners, and art educators.

Since 1947, the organization was known as the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Fine Arts Association. In 1986 it was reincorporated as the Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) and acquired a new state leadership with members from east, south and west Texas. The organization maintains approximately 300 members each year, all in diverse media, to produce the most interesting exhibitions for the community.."



The Opening Reception is taking place on Sunday, July 10, from 2-4PM.

Visit the TVAA Gallery website:
http://tvaa.org/