Monday, December 21, 2015

Art Exhibit: Blackness in Latin America





ARTISTS:
Jorge Arcos, Stanley Bermudez, Pedro Fuertes, Dora Lopez, Carlos Solis Alexis Mendoza, Jose Peña, Margarita Fresco Crespo, Carlos Barberena, Ismael Checo, Marco Razo and Reinaldo Vargas.

The idea for this project came from an investigation made by Carlos Solis (Contrapunto’s founder) as a result of this investigation Carlos created a painting based on the historical character Pedro Camejo. Pedro Camejo was born in San Juan de Payara in 1790 in Venezuela and died in battle in Campo Carabobo, Venezuela in 1821. Pedro Camejo, better known as Negro Primero or The First Black was a Venezuelan soldier who fought in 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. The nickname is also attributed to Camejo’s being the only officer of color in Simon Bolivar’s revolutionary army.Carlos Solis and the members of Contrapunto discussed the African influence in Latin America and their own work and the possibility of creating an exhibition of artwork that focuses specifically on the African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of the artists of Contrapunto had already been creating artwork about the subject matter along those lines because the African influence is ingrained in the culture of many Latin American and Caribbean countries. This exhibition recognizes the long overlooked African history and influence present in Latin American countries. The exhibition illustrates a very real connection between Latin Americans and the massive contribution that Africa have made to music, food, dance, language, and art in the Americas as well as the Caribbean.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Art Giclees for sale

Hello friends and costumers

I understand that some of you can't afford to buy one of my original paintings, fortunately for you, there are other options.
Option 1. I'm selling high quality prints.
            Standard size: 17" x 11"
            Price: $30 each

Option 2. Giclees
                Giclees are basically images prints on canvas. Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets.
Giclee sample
28" x 22"

Price list:
 Size: 24" x 18" $250
          30" x 24" $350
          40" x 30" $450 


Feel free to call me or email for questions.
Cell: 678 920 3425
carlossolis735@hotmail.com

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Art Opening: Visions

The Acworth Cultural Arts Center will be sponsoring a fine arts exhibit of the best of the best works from North Georgia Artists.
 ‘VISIONS’ — a juried collection from area artists representing various mediums — will be displayed here during the holiday season.
 the Grand Opening planned for Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. 
Address:  4815 B South Main St, Acworth, GA. adjacent Fusco's Restaurant.
 Ellen Kennerly
Executive Director
Acworth Cultural Arts Center

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi finalist

Please join me at 
Mason Fine Art 
October 2, 2015  7pm – 9pm
for the Opening of 
The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 
in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation presents this Atlanta regional event
Enigmatic Dream



Opening Event will be held at:
Mason Fine Art
415 Plasters Ave NE
Atlanta, G30324

Friday, October 2, 2015  7pm – 9pm
on view October 2 - October 16th 2015

Due to parking restrictions:
Car pooling or using Uber is encouraged.

The Atlanta Artisan Series will highlight the works of 25 Atlanta metro area artists during a 10 market juried exhibition.
All guests RSVP at ArtisanSeriesEvents.com

One Winner will be selected at each local event to travel to Miami during Art Basel where their work will be exhibited at SCOPE Miami and during the Artisan Series Finale the week November 30, 2015.

Hope to see you there.  Carlos Solis

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Painting: Bond


"Bond"
Mixed Media
30" x 24"
2015
A couple nights ago, I had these weird dreams where I saw two images of a little girl and a little boy in two different settings. I just finished this painting about the little boy. I know it's not my style however, when i see things, I always try to recreate as much as I can remember from the dream. No matter what i have dreamt or is not even close to the way usually express myself, I feel urge or need to paint it. I called this piece" Bond"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Art Show: Blackness in Latin America- Andre Guichard Gallery, Chicago.











at 6:00pm - 10:00pm in CDT
 
Gallery Guichard
436 E 47th St, Chicago, Illinois 60653



ARTISTS:
Jorge Arcos
Stanley Bermudez
Pedro Fuertes
Dora Lopez
Carlos Solis
Alexis Mendoza
Jose Peña
Margarita Fresco Crespo
Carlos Barberena
Ismael Checo
Reinaldo Vargas
Carolina Rojas

 
The idea for this project came from an investigation made by Carlos Solis (Contrapunto’s founder) as a result of this investigation Carlos created a painting based on the historical character Pedro Camejo. Pedro Camejo was born in San Juan de Payara in 1790 in Venezuela and died in battle in Campo Carabobo, Venezuela in 1821. Pedro Camejo, better known as Negro Primero or The First Black was a Venezuelan soldier who fought in 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. The nickname is also attributed to Camejo’s being the only officer of color in Simon Bolivar’s revolutionary army.

Carlos Solis and the members of Contrapunto discussed the African influence in Latin America and their own work and the possibility of creating an exhibition of artwork that focuses specifically on the African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of the artists of Contrapunto had already been creating artwork about the subject matter along those lines because the African influence is ingrained in the culture of many Latin American and Caribbean countries. This exhibition recognizes the long overlooked African history and influence present in Latin American countries. The exhibition illustrates a very real connection between Latin Americans and the massive contribution that Africa have made to music, food, dance, language, and art in the Americas as well as the Caribbean.

The members of Contrapunto; Jorge Arcos, Stanley Bermudez, Pedro Fuertes, Dora Lopez, and Carlos Solis would exhibit their work along several Afro Latino artists like Alexis Mendoza, Jose Peña, Margarita Fresco Crespo, Carlos Barberena, Ismael Checo and guest artists Reinaldo Vargas and Carolina Rojas. The range of media and techniques in this project goes from drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and installation.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Art Exhibit: Latin American Art Group Contrapunto at 905 Juniper Studio


Contrapunto is going to exhibit at 905 Juniper
from March 18 to April 1
Artists:
Carlos Solis, Pedro Fuertes, Dora Lopez, Jorge Arcos and Stanley Bermudez.
Our regular hours are Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 7pm or you can make arrangement for a private viewing by calling 404-432-0073.
 Parking is available at public garages located on Juniper between 10th and 8th streets.  Parking is also available on Juniper Street weekdays from 9:30am to 3:30pm, and after 6:30pm.
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Art Talk at Quinlan Art Center









Saturday at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Green St NE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Art Gallery
(770) 536-2575




JOIN US!
Meet the Artists: Discussion and Q&A session with the Latin group “CONTRAPUNTPO”

“CONTRAPUNTO” consists of 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 (www.carlosaugustossolis.blogspot.com). Current members are Peruvian Surrealist Abstraction Painter Pedro Fuertes (www.pedrofuertesb.com), Peruvian Figurative Abstraction Painter Dora Lopez (www.doralopez.com), Abstract Mexican Painter Jorge Arcos(www.jorgearcosart.com), Venezuelan Tropical Pop Artist Stanley Bermudez (www.stanleybermudez.com) .

One of the main missions of our group is to expose people in Georgia to the diversity and talent of Latin Artists. We also try to exhibit as a group at a variety of venues such as galleries and art centers as well as our own individual solo efforts. In many of our shows we sometimes include guest Latino artists and during our opening receptions try to include typical food and music from the different countries represented.

Please join us for this free event at the Quinlan January 24th, 1 PM – 3 PM. Free admission. No RSVP required. For more info call us 770-536-2575 or visit our website QVAC.ORG



A big thank you to Fajitas Mexican Restaurant located at 1210 Thompson Bridge Rd. Gainesville, GA 30501. For sponsoring refreshments at this event! Call them for your next big party or catering needs!
770-534-7222
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