Terra Firma - Architecture and Landscape - May 9th - June 20th, 2015
LuminArté presents an international exhibition of paintings, photography and video ranging from plein air compositions to surreal landscapes and architectural abstractions.
This eclectic exhibition of artworks, depicting views of the natural world juxtaposed with cityscapes.
Artists include Jesus Barranco Mora, Jose Vincent Cascale, Alvin Gill-Tapia, Bonnie Teitelbaum, Al Wildey, Teri Starkweather, Michael Carlyle, Mark Ashton Vey, Norma Drimmer, Judith Seay, Jim Pescott and Richard Vaux. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Based in Valencia, Spain, Jesus Barranco Mora and Jose Vincent Cascale both depict architecture and landscape in vibrant compositions, focused on the more sublime atmospheric elements that create awe inspiring depictions of our modern relationship between civilization and nature.
Within the plein air works of Mexico based artist, Michael Carlyle, we find references to Impressionism, expressed through dynamic brushstrokes and vibrant color schemes. Canadian artist, Jim Pescott takes the impressionist style to another level through his “dot paintings,” which are centered on light, shadows and colors; while the brightly hued, textural images by LA artist, Teri Starkweather promote a more serene, elegant vision of nature’s splendor.
As we descend further into abstraction, we find the archetypal landscapes of Richard Vaux. Based in New York, Vaux combines dry media such as charcoal with acrylic to create a vast, surreal horizon, combining elements of a spiritual imagery with grounded portrayals of the physical world. On the other side of the Surrealist spectrum are the animated scenes of British artist, Mark Ashton Vey. Vey began his career in the music industry as the front-man for the band, Rare Bird, which traveled worldwide and opened for such acts as The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Now living and working in Nice, France, Vey considers his style of painting “Art Musicalism” and has numerous international collectors, including Julian Lennon.