Sunday, October 28, 2012

Contrapunto: Art Exhibit opening at The Rialto.

Dia de Muertos

November’s First Thursday Downtown ArtWalk serves as the culmination event for the Rialto’s annual celebration of Dia de Muertos. Join the community for this free event and learn more about the traditional celebration of Dia de Muertos with plenty of food, music, and crafts.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 5pm - 8pm
CONTRAPUNTO is a group of Latino Visual Artists living and working in Atlanta and the surrounding areas for the past four years. The group was started by Venezuelan Surrealist Painter Carlos Solis. The current members are Peruvian Surrealist Abstraction Painter Pedro Fuertes, Venezuelan Contemporary Photographer Aixa Caldera, Abstract Mexican Painter Jorge Arcos, Venezuelan Tropical Pop Artist Stanley Bermudez and Carlos Solis.
Pedro Fuertes
Stanley Bermudez
Dora Lopez
The exhibits are open to the public during Rialto performances and events, every weekday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM and each month as part of First Thursdays Downtown Arts Walk, the monthly artwalk of downtown galleries.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Painting: The Right to Joy

Explanation of “Right to Joy”

I always wondered how the place we call Heaven looks and what is it that we do once we get there. Beside the brief drescription from the Holy Book, it still remains a mystery to me.
People from different religious backgrounds have differents or very similar interpretions of it. My visions about this place are of supreme happiness, I saw a Lion, which symbolized Royalty, being one with a Castle, hovering permanently over the creation. Tents are pitched below it where people live under the protection of the holiness. I saw a merry-go-round beneath the castle which represents our continuous act of enjyoing things that we consider innocent and pure. I also saw animals pulling a carriage and a young lady worshiping on a top of a mountain. These images to me represent our continuation of regular life in a perfect place without pain, suffering and actively maintaning our connection with the very embodiment of Love.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Art Exhibit Group Contrapunto: Symphony of Colors

  • 6:00pm until 8:00pm in EDT

  • Artist Reception,
    Saturday August 11, 2012

    Art Exhibit Group Contrapunto: Symphony of Colors
    659 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

    Group Contrapunto:

    Carlos Solis
    Stanley Bermudez
    Pedro Fuertes
    Aixa Caldera
    Jorge Arcos

    Guest Artists
    Rigo Peralta
    Alex Mendoza
    Dora Lopez

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    Art Exhibit: Penn State University

    Penn State Lehigh Valley Penn State Lehigh Valley

    Altering Reality: Leading Latin American Artists

    Exhibition Dates: August 27 to October 12, 2012
    Artist Reception: Thursday, August 30, 4:00- 7:00 p.m.
    Gallery talk at 4:00 p.m.

    Exhibiting Artists: Pedro Fuertes (Peru),Dora Lopez (Peru),Carlos Solis (Venezuela),Orlando Quevedo (Cuba), Rigo Peralta (Dominican),Juan Ramiro Torres( Peru), Ricardo Viera (Cuba)
    Penn State Lehigh Valley | 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034-8447 | 610.285.5000
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    Sunday, July 22, 2012

    Art Exhibit: Reality of Placement

    Contemporary Art from Latin America
    July 6th – July 30th Artist Receptions: Saturday, July 7th 3PM-6PM
    19 Cary Lane, Salem, NY 12865 Tel.:518-854-7674

    Exhibition Curator: Alexis Mendoza

    ALAIN GUTIERREZ (Photography)
    ANTHONY MONTES (Painting)
    ARMANDO SOTO (Mixed Media Painting)
    CARLOS SOLIS (Painting)
    CATALINA ARANGO (Painting)
    CESAR CHELALA (Photography)
    DIO-GENES ABREU (Mixed Media Installation)
    ISMAEL CHECO (Painting)
    JESUS RIVERA (Painting)
    XAVIER FIGUEROA (Mixed Media Installation)
    LILIANA AVALOS (Printmaking)
    LISSETTE SOLORZANO (Photography)
    LUIS STEPHENBERG (Mixed Media Installation)
    RAMON PERALTA (Painting)
    RIGO PERALTA (Painting)
    SONIA CUNLIFFE (Mixed Media on Canvas)

    Contemporary Art from Latin America
    “Reality of Placement” discusses some of the conditions and circumstances that are relevant to the migration globally: an idea travel, objects pass from one culture to another, etc. The artists suggest the sense of documentation, expressing a sort of presence in events, fiction or non-fiction the archive, create a conglomerate of clues that never completely stop sending information. The exhibition explores aspect that emphasized Salem as a farming and agriculture town in which most of the families and labor are from Latin American descendent. -Agriculture continues to dominate the rural setting, but modern farming and related agribusinesses now expand the countryside in addition to dairy-. The artists in the show also create a relationship between past and present, a form that stipulates its own shifting terms, constantly renewing and differentiating meaning from one moment to another. Some of the artists are accurately aware that they’re trying to capture an elegance that is quickly turning into a journey documentation of their own migration situation.
    “Reality of Placement” presents artists who have a long term relationship with their subjects and who widely use different mediums to break down barriers of neighborhood, family, identity and class. These artists reflect on ideas of merge. “Reality of Placement” addresses issues such as migration and exile. This call for a rational and creative interpretation on the action of human migration which presents particular perspectives that only art can achieve throughout different genres and media including painting, sculptures, photography, drawing, mixed media, installation and video.
    Alexis Mendoza, Curator

    Alexis Mendoza

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    "Camaleón Cromático"
    Featuring new works by the Atlanta based, Latin American group of Artists, CONTRAPUNTO
    Thursday, June 7, 2012
    6:30pm until 9:30pm in EDT

    Contact Information:
    Blue Mark Studios
    Address: 892 Jefferson Street, Atlanta GA. 30318
    Phone: 404-835-2463
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    Opening Reception
    Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6:30 to 9:30PM
    Atlanta artist


    This exhibit has been named "Camaleón Cromático " (Chromatic Chameleon) as a way to connect visually with the audience through the use of a variety of colors seen in the work of these five outstanding contemporary Latino artists. The artists in CONTRAPUNTO found a strong similitude to how chameleons use color to communicate and their own work.
    CONTRAPUNTO is a group of Latino Visual Artists living and working in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. The group was started by Venezuelan Surrealist Painter Carlos Solis to bring awareness to people about the background of Latin Americans and to partner with more Latin American artists in an effort to build a prominent role on the art scene and to create more opportunities for Latin American artists. Currently its members include Peruvian Surrealist Abstraction Painter Pedro Fuertes, Dominican Abstract Painter Jose Pena, Mexican Contemporary and Abstract Painter Jorge Arcos, Venezuelan Tropical Pop Artist Stanley Bermudez and Carlos Solis.

    To learn more about the individual artists and to view some of their work online, please visit their websites by clicking on their names below:

    * Jorge Arcos * Stanley Bermudez * Pedro Fuertes * Jose Pena * Carlos Solis *
    ©2012 Blue Mark Studios, 892 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30318

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Art Talk

    ARTIST TALK(in conjunction with the exhibition "Contrapunto")

    Saturday May 19, 3-5 PM
    Please join us for an informal conversation with four of the artists as they discuss their work, the creative process and share some perspectives on issues in Latin American Art
    "Artists from Latin America have consistently and imaginatively forged their own centers ably moving between Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America and often instigating, igniting, and cross fertilizing some of the twentieth century’s most far reaching and significant artistic movements and practices, from cubism and surrealism to constructivism and abstraction".

    Left to Right: Carlos Solis, Jose Pena, Pedro Fuertes and Stanley Bermudez Photo: Jeff Orr
    “Contrapunto: Six Contemporary Latin American Artists” presents the work of six artists of Latin heritage who have settled in the United States and have lived or live in the Atlanta area.
    The works in the exhibition span a range of modern and contemporary art practices - from early modernism to classical surrealism, to pop, to abstraction to color field, and photography. Artists represented are Aixa Caldera, Alexis Mendoza, Carlos Solis, Jose Pena, Pedro Fuertes and
    Stanley Bermudez.
    The exhibition runs thru May 31. Gallery Hours are Thurs-Sat noon-6 pm and other times by appointment.

    See Photos of Opening
    Read article in Visionary Artistry Magazine
    Read article in Mundo Hispanico

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    I'm selling prints of the following paintings:
    The Conquistador
    The Good Samaritan
    The Fall of False Revolution
    El Negro Primero
    and more
    Size: 17" 11"
    Contact # 678-920-3425

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Art Exhibit_Group Contrapunto


    Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    El Negro Primero

    El Negro Primero (The First Black)
    Oil on canvas
    30" x 26"
    Pedro Camejo, better known as Negro Primero, or 'The First Black' (San Juan de Payara, Venezuela, 1790 – Campo Carabobo, Venezuela, June 24, 1821) was a Venezuelan soldier who at first fought with the royal army, only to later go over to the rebel army during the Venezuelan War of Independence, reaching the rank of lieutenant.
    The nickname of Negro Primero was inspired by his bravery and skill in handling spears, and because he was always in the first line of attack on the battlefield. It is also attributed to his having been the only officer of colour in the army of Simon Bolívar.

    [edit] Biography

    Camejo was a slave of Vicente Alonzo in Apure. At the beginning of the movement for independence he was part of the royalist army. He joined the cause of liberation in 1816, entering the ranks, in Apure, of General Páez with whom it is said he struck up a great friendship. In 1818, when the General-in-Chief Simón Bolívar arrived in San Juan de Payara, during the Campaign of the Centre, he saw Camejo for the first time. The bravery and robustness of the warrior, together with the recommendation given by General José Antonio Páez, awoke Bolívar's interest, and he then struck up a brief conversation, formulating some questions which Pedro Camejo answered with ingenuity and simplicity, explaining that while he had initially joined the ranks of the republican army out of greed, he had later understood that the struggle had other, higher purposes.
    He was one of the 150 lancers who participated in the Battle of Las Queseras del Medio, and on that occasion he received the Order of Liberators of Venezuela. In the Battle of Carabobo, he fought with one of the cavalry regiments of the first division commanded by José Antonio Páez. Eduardo Blanco, in his book "Venezuela Heroica", describes the moment when, gravely wounded, Camejo presented himself before General Páez and, with an unfailing voice said to him: "My general, I come to tell you goodbye, because I am dead". It is curious that José Antonio Páez in his autobiography does not describe the well-known actions of Camejo in the Battle of Carabobo, but rather limits himself to saying that Camejo fell mortally wounded with the first shots.

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    The painting  " The Fall of False Revolution" present in an optimistic way, a future setting where Chavez's regime it has already fallen. See all the red Mannequins laying on the ground dead. Those represent Chavez's followers. I also introducing in this painting a Man playing a typical musical instrument called Cuatro. It is a small version of a guitar. He is celebrating the Fall of Chavez's and his followers revolution by playing songs. The Blue Mannequin represents the opposite of the red ones. Represents people who stand for freedom, real Democracy and peace!
    If you want to read the explanation of the painting "False Revolution", go to my older post on the main page.