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Deze pagina's zijn voornamelijk in het engels maar presenteren ook veel mooi beeldmateriaal die geen woorden nodig hebben. Onderstaand een introductie van enkele artiesten en de mogelijkheid om door te klikken naar hun portfolio.

On this page I like to introduce you to my friends-artists and their art presentation. You will find clickable words and images to visit their individual portfolio.


Bob Cuneo
The York Square Cinema Gallery in New Haven, CT presented some of his miniatures in 1998 and wrote the following:

Robert J. Cuneo is a professor of Fine Arts, MFA alumnus of Yale School of Art, who taught at the University of Bridgeport from 1969 to 1991. He is also an artist learned in the magical and alchemical sciences as well as the social history of the arts and literary culture. He is an affable artist willing to discuss his store of knowledge in non-scientific language and a marvelous visual vocabulary of historical images and archetypal icons. In this wild array of miniature allegories, one can touch upon the emotive or mystic principle portrayed in gouache colors, intensified with acrylic spray and gloss varnish, within each goldleaf frame -- Each one a window into a delightful dreamworld.

"Miniature paintings are like a tiny peep-hole in a high wall," he says. "Standing up close to one, you may peer through and see another world on the other side." In the style of the Magic Symbolists, each of Cuneo’s miniatures is an original illuminated vision into an enchanted domain wherein his Guardian Muse is invoked in the poetic imagination of subtlety, becoming a tangible and real being. "This Muse reveals the image to me in some detail, which intensifies under the strokes of my brush, the delineation of the pencil, and the shades of the underdrawing, similar to a 17th century European alchemical illustration."

"As we no longer live in a world where paintings and drawings speak with any accepted grammar, I cannot expect that my visual language can have any universal impact. What you see here through the peep-hole of my miniatures is what I myself saw when I painted. I am a mere illustrator in the employment of my Muse..."

Click here for a full presentation of his miniatures.

Click to go to Mutebook presentation part 1
Bob Cuneo is also the creator of most inspiring black and white ink fantasies
"Mutebook"
 

Sixty four untitled drawings in this book offer glimpses into an imaginary innerworld of mystery and magic. Although these visionary illustrations do not refer to any particular text, they do invite the viewer into a subtle mythic realm of dreamlike archetypes, poetic alchemy and chaotic humor. All may rely on their own intuitive enjoyment of the images as the best guide to the meaning of their arcane symbolism.

Mutebook's 64 pages are available
in Print. Click on picture on the left to read more details  

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Very original are Bob's postcard paintings, mostly created during the 70's and at the same time his contemporary personal postcards are unique.

Alcatraz  and Gazebo (click on the picture for enlargement):

Alcatraz postcard painting   

 

 

Ron Kramer

Well, what can I say, other than being a Great Artist he is also a great guy.

Ron Kramer is  the Mayor of GelastiCity and since Spring 2008 he has his own blog.
Check it out: http://www.gelasticity.blogspot.com

Ron doesn't sit still and he is always looking for another job. So besides his portfolio he asked me to post his resumé as well:

"I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.
I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute
Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru. Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon basin from a horde of ferocious army ants.
I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am a subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding.
On Wednesdays, I repair electrical appliances free of charge. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a travelling centrifugal-force demonstration.I bat .400.

My deft flower arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket.
I have performed several covert operations with the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.
I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only mouli and a toaster oven.
I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka and spelling bees in the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open heart surgery and I have spoken with Elvis.
I have not yet found a job".


More on Ron at Seezoo :  click here for his portfolio

 

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