Studio officialy opened exhibition “Contemporary International Aquarelle” on October 26. As title implies, it is a group exhibition where 86 aquarelles, done by 71 artists from 6 continets were presented.
Each author presented art work in a distinctive way showing excellent knowledge of aqarelle as a very demanding artistic discipline.
Looking at the presented works the viewer comes to the conclusion that these artists are very seriously engaged in aquarelle that requires special skills, artistry, time and certain techniques knowledge so result could be at such a high level, which is present in this exhibition.
Authors of presented aquarlles are prominent world artists coming from India, Brazil, Malaysia, New Zealand, Mauritius, Indonesia, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Iran, Malta, Italy, Ecuador, Lithuania, the USA, the Netherlands, Finland, Romania, Uruguay, Turkey, Macedonia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Peru, Armenia, Greece, Moldova, Latvia, Bosnia, Hungary, Bangladesh, Pakistan, France, Estonia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Thailand, Russia, Montenegro, Germany, Belarus, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland and Serbia.
At the opening ceremony General Manager Mirjana Vojić specially thanked to Mr. Pedja Aćimović, the General Manager of the Gallery “A” from Belgrade for helping in organization and realization of this exhibition.
As for the musical part of the program, young flautist have their little stage performance. Iva Bošković, Nina Andrić, Ivana Marković, Dijana Mižić and Andrijana Matić who performed at the opning ceremony are students of the local Elementary Music School in the class of Professor Slobodanka Vasiljević-Ljujić.
Every year International Art Studio takes place in the traditional cultural and music Summer festival called “Tešnjar Nights”, which this year celebrated its 30th anniversary. As a part of this huge Summer event Studio opened on August 9 exhibition called “Venezuela in Walter De Leon’s canvases”. As the title says, art lovers had the opportunity to see solo exhibition of Walter De Leon, a prominent Venezuelan artist, who with his own particular way of painting made enchanting landscapes of Venezuela and natural beauty of this wonderful South American country much closer to Serbian pople.
Using oil on canvas as a technique Walter De Leon clearly stated that the figurative painting is his passion, as well as his unquestionable fascination with the natural beauty of Venezuela, Carribian country which eradiates contrasts in every way. On 22 mostly medium format art works that are presented, luxury Venezuelan nature is recognisable and spectator can feel a powerful force of tropical landscapes.
Acclaimed Venezuelan artist, educator, philosopher, theologian, museologist, critic, essayist, poet and writer Orlando Campos R. points out that Walter De Leon with his works speaks to quite high demanding figurative painting fans. According to Campos R. paintings of De Leon exude with narrative eloquence and seduce with peaceful, subtle elegance and its particular eye-catching shades.
The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Belgrade representatives. First Secretary of the Embassy Mr. Oskar Suloaga opened this one man show by Walter De Leon.
Dance group “Venezuela” and vocal-instrumental group, made from people who work at the Embassy of Venezuela in Belgrade performed at the opening ceremony. With traditional Venezuelan dances and music they succed to present and managed to approach significant part of their beautiful country to our audience.
On the first day of June Studio opened solo exhibition of paintings and objects “From Imagination to Reality and Beyond…” by Hungarian artist Ferenc Maurits, who in addition to fine art successfully writes poetry. Audience was able to see five different opuses from this author done with pencil and acrylic on paper as well as 12 objects dating from 1992 to 2011.
Looking at the works of Ferenc Maurits, his obsession with lines, their complicated schedule and skilful interwoven is noticeable. These lines often receive contours of some terrifying creatures. Many of his works are inspired by literature works and motifs, which he as author does not hide at all.
Art critic Zoltan Sebek in his text “Sketches of the Soul” notes that the figure of Maurits are “so immaterial that light of varying intensities, i.e. colors, penetrate them almost unobstructed. That which blocks the light, the line which sometimes undulates lazily or oscillates gently or even contracts spasmodically into a knot, is of a spiritual nature rather than of a physical one.
String Quartet (Jana Rašić – 1st violin, Mitar Jovanović – 2nd violin, Nevena Lukić – viola and Katarina Marković – Cello) of the local Music School performed at grand opening. These young and talented high school music students presented “Hungarian Dance” by German composer Johannes Brahms and “String Quartet No. 1” of the Austrian composer Franz Schubert. The audience also enjoyed in “Concerto for Solo Flute” and solo singing of Schubert’s “Danksagung an den Bach “, both performed by the young flautist and soprano Jovana Kojić.