ABEL BARROSO: Volta NY 2018

Abel Barroso (born 1971, Pinar del Río, Cuba) graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte de la Habana in 1995 and studied at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, and at the University of South Florida.

Barroso is part of a generation of artists who aesthetically renovated Cuban printmaking in the early 90’s, transforming the traditional woodcut technique into three-dimensional objects. “Engraving is considered a conservative genre but since I started to build I decided to do something different with the technique, use its language, develop it in the way that interested me, finding new variations… I wanted to revolutionize its basis by, for example, making three-dimensional prints.”

The feelinig of identity in his work has been strengthened since 2008 by the exhibition ‘Se acabó la guerra fría a gozar con la civilización’ in Promo-Arte, Tokyo, although he had already sketched samples of unipersonal relations with respect to globalization, in the broadest sense of the word.His works conceptualize the human traffic to the borders of a developed world. The crafted images offer at the same time, a contradiction between tropical technology (humorous reference to the Caribbean fruit) and the coldness and absurdity of global manufacturing.

Barroso expoloring the social involvement endowing to the work a human dimension but, ironically, it is divided between the fractured spaces of its labyrinths, bridges and walls. Borders that remind us of the differences between the real and the mental cities (El Dorado). in 2011 will exhibit for the first time in France with ‘Murs réels, murs virtuels’ and returned to Europe in 2012 at the gallery Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid.
In the years 2013 to 2015 in addition to several singles exhbitions in the US and Japan, he participates in several colectives with other artists whom works on concepts about to the transiency of the human, with their borders and delimitations. His work will be exhibited in Art Brussels, ArcoMadrid, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Art Miami or Art Lima. The artist lives and works in Havana (Cuba).

In 2017 will be one of the main members of the Pavilion of Cuba, 57th Venice Biennial curated by José Manuel Noceda Fernández.
Abel barroso’s work is frequently exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Japan and Europe. The prestigious collections include the MoMA (USA), Whitney Museum (USA), Bacardi Foundation (USA), National Museum of Fine Arts (Cuba), Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center (Cuba), Minneapolis Art Museum editions 55 and 57 of the Venice Biennale, Banff Center for the Arts (Canada) and Federal Reserve Collection (USA), among others.

MOZES INCZE: Volta NY 2018

The art of Incze Mózes (born 1975) is about the experience of the European painting tradition in our time, the pictorial self-identification of the man present in the 21st century. It appeals to the technological dimension that ever so pervades and expands the biological-spiritual existence, as the new space of the human being.

Bringing everyday objects to a cognitive system brings about new correspondences and gives way to the imagination and the personal approach, balancing between gestures that reminisce about meticulous details and creative chaos.

The evocation of the form and the relations of the theme’s narrative resulted in a special point of view, which gives us the joy of gaining insight to the world, ranging from the personal to the general. Graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2000, he is a regular participant of the Hungarian and international fine art scene, from intimate solo exhibitions to the openness of international art expos. From the vicinity of Gödöllő, his art got as far as New York and Beijing, residing in private collections and museums alike, providing an ever-expanding landscape for his painting.

He founded the still-existing Élesd Art Colony with his colleagues in 1997, which is a diverse and quality contribution to the fine arts in Hungary.

He exhibits with Léna & Roselli Gallery in Budapest.

DANIEL BODNER: Volta NY 2018

Daniel Bodner (b. 1963) began painting in New York in the mid-1980s with a focus on the human figure. Following his move to Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1990, he explored space in relation to the figure, making unplanned and organic paintings from an interior dialogue. In 2005 his focus shifted to the depiction of light as it describes or sometimes obliterates space and figures. His paintings have formal qualities that recall decaying photographs or artifacts, and surface textures that reference mold and oxidization — qualities that are visual metaphors for the human experience, and refer to themes of solitude, alienation, memory and desire.

Daniel Bodner divides his time between New York, Amsterdam and Easthampton, Massachusetts.

He’s represented by ROGER KATWIJK gallery in Amsterdam.

MARKUS LÜPERTZ at Michael Werner gallery

Michael Werner Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Markus Lüpertz inspired by the Edenic, pastoral motif of Arcadia and its recurrence throughout the canon of art history from Greek antiquity to the Renaissance. The exhibition ends July 7, 2017

JULIANE HUNDERTMARK: Volta NY 2016

Berlin painter Juliane Hundertmark’s work presents surprising parallels with visionary artists such as William Blake and Henry Fuseli. Her strange figures and their ghost-like alter egos, appear to us like the devilish imp in Fuseli’s ‘The Nightmare’.

Whilst yielding many interpretations, Fuseli’s work is predominantly seen as relating to traditional folklore or prefiguring late nineteenth-century psychoanalysis. Hundertmark’s scenes are reminiscent of Germany’s forests teaming with dark tales and folklore. Her imagery is an improvised dance in the subconscious, conjuring old figures out of childhood memories and placing these strange fellows in strange relationships.

Juliane paints with genuine pathos and natural emotion. Her paintings sometimes present historical and religious themes. The relationship between people and animals in her work is compelling and sensitive. Her use of animal mimicry delves into a full range of emotions.

Armory Show 2017 (New York)

The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century artworks. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, one of the city’s industrial gems, the fair features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the international art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.

The Armory Show was founded by four New York gallerists – Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris – who sought a platform to present and promote new voices in the visual arts. In its 23 years, The Armory Show has stayed firm to its mission while establishing itself as an unmissable art event set in the heart of New York City and welcoming over 65,000 visitors annually.

DAWIT ABEBE: Volta NY 2016

This is an interview with Dawit Abebe at the 2016 Volta NY art show in New York city.
Dawit Abebe, born in 1978, graduated from the Alle School of Fine Art and Design at Addis Ababa University with a diploma in painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and industrial design. In 2001, he founded the Habesha Art Studio in his native Ethiopia, where he continues to be a full-time artist-in-residence. In addition to numerous successful international exhibitions across Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Abebe has also worked with charities such as UNICEF to hold workshops for street children in Arba Minch, Jinka and Addis Ababa.

Armory Show 2016 (New York)

The Armory Show is America’s leading international art fair taking place annually on pier 92 & 94, overlooking the Hudson River. Now in its 22nd year, The Armory Show is a New York cultural institution and a highly-anticipated event on the global arts calendar. With a commitment to presenting the highest-quality modern and contemporary art, The Armory Show connects the world’s foremost galleries with international collectors, curators and art professionals in the capital of the art world.

Computer beeps then shuts down

Problem: Your Windows computer beeps then shuts down, this mainly happens to laptops/notebooks because of their miniature design. Why does it happen? It’s due to overheating and your computer has self-preserving protocol to prevent it from fire. My 4-year old Sager laptop was no exception.

Disclaimer: You’re at your own risk, if you damage your computer or injure yourself in the process, you cannot hold me responsible or liable for it.

Solution:

  1. Unplug the power cable going into the laptop.
  2. Flip the laptop upside down and unscrew the screws holding the bottom cover.
  3. Unscrew the metal plate cover that is sitting on top of your video graphics fan, as well as heat-sink fan. Unscrew the screws holding the fans to the casing.
  4. Unplug the little plugs that power these fans and remove the fans.
  5. At this point you will see carpet-like dust build-up on the heat-sink grills (See image below).
  6. Using a vacuum machine with small brush nozzle, vacuum out all the dust from the heat-sinks as well as the fans (both sides of the fan and its propellers).
  7. Reconnect the fans and screw back all the screws you unscrewed, don’t forget the bottom cover while you’re at it.
  8. Send me a post-card if the above helped.