Born in Kyoto in 1944, Akihiko Kuroda had a lifelong interest in art and painted his first work at the age of four. His family had a great influence on Kuroda as a boy. His father brought magazines like Le Minotaur from Paris. Through these magazines, Kuroda discovered the work of painters such as Picasso and Dali, inspiring him during the early stages of his artistic career. These resources were invaluable to the self-taught. In the 1960s, Kuroda traveled around Europe, finally deciding to settle in Paris in 1970. Kuroda struggled during his early years in Paris, until chance encounters with French-American writer and filmmaker Marguerite Duras, Spanish artist Joan Miru00f3, and gallery owner Adrian Margut decided his fate. Until I changed it, I was going to give up and go back to Japan. Aki Kuroda’s famous participation in the 11th Paris Biennale in 1980 signaled the beginning of his career. Kuroda flouted traditional hierarchies and in 1993 became the youngest artist to have a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Prominent artists Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami acknowledged Kuroda’s influence on their careers in their memoirs. In 2007, Kuroda became the first Japanese artist to be exhibited at the Beijing Imperial Museum and TS1 Museum in China. In Japan, Aki Kuroda’s work is in several public collections around the world, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and the National Museum of Art, Osaka. In France, it is housed in the collections of the Marguerite Aime Mag Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Paris, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg. In Ireland, Hugh Lane City Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin. And in Holland at the Peter Steibson Foundation in Amsterdam.
Joan Marti was a Spanish-Belgian artist born in Reus (Spain) in 1922 and died in Sint-Gillis/Brussels in 2002. He was also a painter and graphic artist. His parents fled Spain because of the civil war and settled in Belgium with his then 13-year-old son around 1936. During her four years she attended evening courses at the Academy in Sint Gillis, Brussels. A mechanic and tailor by trade, his work often includes elements of mechanics. His references to machines show a very poignant sense of humor, but also a certain pity for those who are unknowingly at the mercy of industrial technology. His work exudes fantasy and symbolism, but is often poetic. First exhibited around 1950, from 1970 he exhibited regularly at the Galerie Isy Brachot. Was a member of the circle Jecta in Brussels. Signed by the Belgian artist of BAS II and Two Centuries.
Armodio (real name Vilmore Cernardi) was born in Piacenza in 1938. His training was based not on attending the “Gazzola” art school in his city, but on meeting the painter Luciano Spazzari. His studio was a convenient place to experiment and get to know each other. Here he met his first teacher and later traveling companion, the painter Gustavo Foppiani. The two worked together, later joined by painter Carlo Berte, and shared a studio until 1980. Thus, a free grouping was born. This grouping is inspired by a curiosity about the most diverse manifestations of culture, a desire to interpret reality based on sarcasm, and a penchant for playful transgressions. His first solo exhibition in Piacenza was in 1963 at Genocchi his gallery in Piacenza, and in 1964 the Roman Obelisk appeared in the gallery thanks to Foppiani. In the 1960s, the painter spent a short time in London, collaborating with the American Lily Shepley, and later with Galeria Forni in Bologna. In 1972 he met Philippe Guimeot, opened his own gallery for artists in Brussels and a fruitful collaboration began. From that moment on, most of his paintings were in important private collections in Europe and the United States. Galleria Jean in Milan After his stint at Ferrari, Armodio comes to Piacenza’s Galleria Braga. After this experience, he worked first in Arezzo’s Galleria Lin Margin only, then in Bologna’s Galleria He Marescalchi. His work is now exhibited in major galleries in Italy and abroad.
Otto Muehl (16 June 1925 u2013 26 May 2013) was an Austrian artist, best known as a co-founder and one of the principal figures of Viennese Actionism and founder of the Friedrichshof Commune. It is In 1943 Muehl had to serve in the Wehrmacht. There he enrolled in officer training. He was promoted to first lieutenant and took part in infantry combat during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. After the war, he studied German and history at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, as well as art education. In 1972 he founded the Commune Friedrichshof, considered by some to be an authoritarian offshoot, which existed for several years before falling apart in the 1990s. In 1991, Muehl was sentenced to seven years in prison for sex and drug offenses against minors. He was released in 1997 after six and a half years in prison and founded a small commune in Portugal. After his release, he also published his memoir from prison (Out of Prison).
Bernard Schultze was a German artist, considered part of the informal movement, a group of artists who placed great importance on intuition and the subconscious in the creation of art. In 1952 Karl He founded the artist collective Quadriga together with Otto Goetz and others, making informal art famous in Germany. Schultz’s work is associative, expressive, and colorful, and poses strange questions to me as a viewer. Flipping through his monograph, Bright Breath, Sparkling Wind, we discover wonderful paintings, watercolours, and drawings, but also incredibly ugly paintings that leave an impression because they are completely formless. The photo was taken by a mentally handicapped person during a writing class, while the image on the other side is clearly of the same man. Schulze lived from 1915 to 2005. Since Schulze was born in 2015, 100 years before him, a major retrospective exhibition has been held in Cologne, and several excellent books have been published, including this fascinating book which gives an excellent overview of his work. Published. Many of his paintings are truly breathtaking, his drawings are sophisticated and beautiful, but his papier-mache images continue to amaze me with their fantastical forms. Even if the same whimsical figures appear in the painting, it is still strange that they do not mind being there. This keeps the piece attractive.
Writer and educator, Roger Decaux is educated in art history and philosophy. He was a teacher, a journalist in the field of art and philosophy, and an art critic. He lived long in Paris, where he interacted with many artists, participated in art and philosophy programs and magazines, taught art history, and hosted workshops. He was very close to the painter Gino Severini. But what most shaped his life was his ability to unleash his open and cultivated mind to creativity. Winner of numerous prizes: Galilee Prize, Stanislas Academy Prize in Nancy and Trio Prize from the Belgian Ministry of Culture, he has translated into his work an enlightened and corrosive vision of our society. Its notoriety goes far beyond the national framework. If we can see his works in museums in France: museums of Nancy and Saint-Dié where a room is dedicated to him, he is also in many museums abroad: museums of Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp, from Indiana in the United States. He also produced frescoes for the church of Neuchatel in Switzerland and for the Faculty of Letters in Mexico City. His works have been exhibited all over the world: Lyon, Paris, Menton, Metz, Aix-en-Provence, Limoges, Troyes, Strasbourg, Gothenburg, Munich, Venice, Karlsruhe, Du00fcsseldorf, Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva , Montreal, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Ghent, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Rennes, Rouen, Lille, Le Touquet.
Gianfranco Asveri was born in 1948 in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, province of Piacenza. After graduating from the Department of Technology and Science, he found a reason to live in art in 1969, where he devoted himself to painting. For many years he lived and worked with dogs at Gasperini in the Piacenza hills. After an early stage of self-expression in the traditional pictorial language, from the 1980s onwards his paintings took on a more instinctive and personal gesture, using rich colors and fabrics and emphasizing his brut expressionism. approached. Expressing a highly instinctive and emotional style of painting, Asveri attacks the surface with arrogant and primitive gestures, thereby coexisting with other, less perceptible matrices of expression, memories of artistic images. can. Asveri’s paintings are born from observations of reality, with deep and vibrant inspiration. animals that the artist collects and cares for, animals that he lives with and worships, and animals to which he devotes his paintings, paintings and poems. He was ranked among the 10 emerging Italian painters by his Il Sole 24Ore newspaper and was recognized through numerous solo exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Tom Claassen (1964, The Netherlands) is best known in the art scene as well as among the general public for his works created for the public arena. Klaasen’s work often traverses the boundaries of culture and nature, firmly rooted in the sculptural tradition, but with a unique, playful and personal touch. Soft, rounded shapes often invite caresses, but this proves to be deceptive. Because the material that looks so soft and friendly is actually bronze. Similarly, sculptures that appear hard and unattractive to the touch are actually made of rubber. artistic background
Claassen studied at the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands and was awarded the “PRIX DE ROME” in 1992. Claassen’s work is in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo (both in the Netherlands), the FRAC Franche-Comte Museum in Besançon, France, and the Gateway Foundation in St. Louis, USA.
Jan Stekelenburg belonged to the first postwar group of abstract painters in our country. Born in Masbree in 1922, he studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam from 1947. There he joined a group of painters who wanted to challenge traditional art through abstraction and experimentation. Around 1955, Stekelenburg became a member of the LIGA NIEUW BEELDEN, an artists’ association in which most of the modernist artists of the time joined, as well as former Cobra he members. Museums: Central Museum in Utrecht, Stedelijk Museum in Eindhoven,
Han Bennink (born 17 April 1942) is a Dutch drummer and percussionist. He occasionally played soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, trombone, violin, banjo and piano on recordings.
Bennink is perhaps best known as one of the central figures of early European free jazz and free improvisation, but he has worked in virtually every jazz genre and has been described by critic Chris Kelsey. “Unfortunately, one of the rare musicians whose skills and qualities…”Interests span the whole spectrum of jazz.” Bennink is known to often imbue his playing with slapstick and absurd humor. He forged particularly fruitful and long-term partnerships with pianist Mischa Mengelberg and saxophonist Peter Brotzmann. Han is the brother of saxophonist Peter Bennink. Han Bennink hosted in 2011 a small exhibition in his house in de RIJP. This leporello is now available at www,.ftn-books.com
Artist/ Author: Oliver Boberg
Title : Memorial
Publisher: Oliver Boberg
Measurements: Frame measures 51 x 42 cm. original C print is 35 x 25 cm.
signed by Oliver Boberg in pen and numbered 14/20 from an edition of 20