ARISTA

KREFELD

logo_arista_smallBorn in Berlin, she has lived in France for many years. Her absolutely personal art imposes her mastery with no concessions, having found her palette of definitive hues since her first paintings, a fresh and soft mood between old pink and silver to which she is still faithful today.Through the different periods of her art she invents forceful tubular geometric compositions and works on deep iconic themes (Frida Kahlo, Christ), marked with her symbolic signature inspired from Grünewald’s altar piece. Very gifted for the chiaroscuro, she has painted on all formats, from wall size to minuscule canvas, the result is always touching and fascinating.
 

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JANKOVIC JOZEF

Joseph Jankovic born in 1937 is a Slovak sculptor, teacher and organizer of activities on the art scene during the socialist period, painter and graphic artist.

He studied at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts (1956 - 1962), the studio founder of modern Slovak sculpture. He is the author of many especially monumental figural reliefs and sculptures in public space. In 1968 Jankovic won a major international price -the Grand prix Danuvius in Bratislava. In 1983 he was awarded the Herder price in Vienna . Joseph Jankovic is one of the founders of computer graphics in Slovakia. As the only Slovak sculptor he is represented in the collection of contemporary art EPAD open air, in ultramodern district of La Defense in Paris.

 

ROBERTO MATTA

"We need walls like wet sheets to change shape and espouse our psychological fears."

Roberto Matta, was born in Chile (Chiloe) in 1911. He obtained his degree in architecture in 1931. He came to Europe and settled down one time in Paris where he worked in Le Corbusier’s atelier. He left Paris for London and practiced with Walter Gropius and with Moholy-Nagy; he met Henry Moore and Magritte.

Discovered in the "Cahiers d’Art", Matta liked the work of Duchamp and the esotericism. The surrealism called him! Matta drew more and more. He met Dali, who introduced him to André Breton. He was a provocative, a captivating young man always dressed in white, the surrealist group « enlisted him » immediately.

Matta began painting in 1938 and, the same year, participated in the International Exhibition of the Surrealism. He emigrated to New York in 1940; he met a lot of surrealists there, got acquainted with Marcel Duchamp, contributed to several reviews. Matta went back to Paris; he painted, did decorations of theater, and was …"excluded" from the surrealist group in 1948 (this same group "reinstated" him in 1959!).

Pioneer above all, painter of the dreams and the feelings, Roberto Matta's work is present in the biggest museums of the world and the list of the exhibitions organized on his name is not ready to be closed.

He passed away on November 23rd, 2002 in Civitavecchia, near Rome.

 

IRINA MAKAROVA

 

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Born in Kiev. She owes her first artistic emotions to the frescos and admirable mosaics of cathedrals, churches and ancient monasteries. Her first masters have been Sainte-Sophie’s frescos that she copied while she was studying at the Fine Arts School.
After having been admitted  to the Painting and Architecture Institute near Saint Petersbourg, Irina Makarova explored the Ermitage that she considers before all like her master. That’s where an entirely new world was revealed to Irina Makarova : the world of Post-Impressionist paintings.

The “third floor of the Ermitage” was for the Fine Arts students what they were aspiring to, the object of their greatest admiration.

It’s on the “Third floor” that the gods lived : CEZANNE, MATISSE, PICASSO.

Those two art movements, extremely powerful that are ancient Russian art and French Post-Impressionism, so much as M. Roublev’s murals remain up to today the reference points of Irina Makarova. She started very early to exhibit her works in the beginning of the seventies.

Her paintings are spread in twenty four museums of Russia and Ukraine as well as in many collections abroad including : the Art Museums of Odessa, Toronto and in Paris in the Basmadjian collection.

 
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