Alphabetical guide to the artists

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ABELLO VIVES José Francisco
> 1959, Santa Marta - 2013, Cartagena (Colombia)
He was a painter, born with Down’s syndrome in Colombia, who earned his diploma in Fine Arts at a school in Cartagena, then went on to animate an educative artistic program for disabled children up until October 2006. He leaves behind a collection of watercolors, gouaches and ceramics that have a child-like freshness, which struck admiration from his fellow painter/artist Enrique Grau, as well as a certain number of personalities involved in the arts and humanities in his country (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, was a friend and Jose affectionately referred to him as ‘Gabo’). His best works are considered to be his portraits painted in bright and vivid colors. Among other qualities, they express a touching, unadulterated way to represent the nude human body. (in Mycelium : génie savant-génie brut, Laurent Danchin)
ADAM Sabhan
> 1972, Al-Hasakah (Syria)
Born in the border of Iraq and Turkey, where he still lives. He began painting as an autodidact. From June to December 1999, he resides in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. It also exposes the Cavin Morris Gallery in New York and is now among the leading artists of the Middle East.
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AÏNI Philippe
> 1952, Bordeaux (France)
He is pastry cook until the age of 24. He decides to break sharply with that environment in order to devote themselves to creation, painting and sculpture mainly. Self-taught artist, his work progress and leads him to expose in Europe but also in Moscow, Leningrad, Copenhagen, New York, etc.
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ALFANDARI Alexandre
> 1969 - 2002
This artist graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and the National Higher School of plastic teachings of Avignon Art School. His paintings are a theatrical and provocative universe.
APPEL Karel
> 1921, Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 2006, Zurich (Switzerland)
"A painting is no longer a construction of colors and lines, but an animal, one night, a scream, a human being, it is an indivisible whole." Karel Appel studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam from 1940 to 1943. His focus is on Picasso, Matisse, Klee. In 1948 he founded with Corneille and Constant, Reflex experimental group (Dutch core group Cobra), one of the inspirations is children's art. Appel moved to Paris in 1950. His painting, devoid of any reference to reality, then violently gestural and matiériste. Then, his work leans towards the children's drawings and primitive drawing. The artist reconstructs his own use "graphics in the wild." Call then makes allusion to figuration by imaginary landscapes, undefined animals and sorrowful nudes. In 1957, the United States, he began a series of musicians naked and then attempts to recreate the violent feelings that inspires the world. Karel Appel explores lithography, sculpture, mural painting, collage, stained glass ... It collects junk and urban waste that he integrates into his paintings.
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ARICKX Lydie
> 1954, Villecresnes (France)
Lydie Arickx was born in l'Oise and her parents were Flemish. She studied at the Paris Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques from 1974 to 1978. Her works were exhibited in Galerie Jean Briance in Paris in 1982 then the Amaury Taittinger Gallery in New-York in 1983. She moved to the Landes in 1991 and started monumental sculpting then frescos in 1993. Her works can be found in the international public collections of major institutions such as the Paris Musée National d’Art Moderne or Centre Pompidou, Tokyo Museum... Lydie Arickx splits her time between painting and sculpting and creating dynamic events that implicate art within the general public. This approach leads to her participating in many awareness development workshops in schools and businesses.
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