Mixed media paintings James Coignard

"James Coignard, painter, ceramist, sculptor and etcher, was born in Tours in 1925. At the age of 23 and after a brief career in the French administration, he discovers the landscapes of the French Riviera and decides to study at Arts décoratifs in Nice. Four years later, he quits his job at the administration to commit himself entirely to his artistic career. The encounter with Paul Hervieu in 1950 is decisive. His collaboration with gallery Hervieu made him known in artistic circles, nationally and internationally and then particularly in Scandinavia. At the beginning of his career, art critics label James Coignard as a member of Ecole de Paris. Soon, his painting and ceramic distances themselves from those of his colleagues and he goes it alone. At the beginning of the sixties, he starts to work with glass but the technical turning point occurs in 1968 when his friend Henri Goetz discovers a new etching technique, using carborundum. Etching then becomes central in his work. At the same time, his career takes off internationally. He travels a lot, especially to Sweden and USA where he lives during a few years. 1978, James Coignard participates in the creation of the etching studio Pasnic, with which he starts a long collaboration. During the eighties, he shares his time between Paris and the French Riviera and takes an interest in artist’s books and publishing issues. He exhibits now all over the world, and is acknowledged as one of the greatest painter-etchers of his time. Until his decease in 2008, James Coignard was a prolific painter, sculptor and etcher and leaves behind an immense work."(.jamescoignard.net)
"In both his mixed media canvases and his works on paper, Coignard also achieves a deep, heavy texture that is another distinctive trait of his art. He is also an accomplished sculptor as well, working with such varied materials as bronze and glass. Coignard is a compulsive worker, producing entire series of paintings and prints in intense sessions that sometimes last up to three months. His methods are meticulous, in the tradition of the Old Masters. He starts each piece with dramatic swashes of blue, red, yellow, green and black that are his signature colors."(elliottgallery.com)

Italian Modern Art Fausto Pirandello

Fausto Pirandello (17 June 1899 – 30 November 1975) was an Italian painter belonging to the modern movement of the Scuola romana (Roman School). He was the son of Nobel laureate Luigi PirandelloAfter a short experience in Paris, where he met the most important artistic personalities of the time between 1920 and 1930, Pirandello entered the movement of Scuola Romana, distinguishing himself for originality and solitary exploration. His painting tends towards a quotidian realism manifested at times in the more unpleasant and pitiless aspects of life, expressed through a dense and thorny pictorial matter. His vision is an intellectualist one, which however translates even the most brutal naturalist datum into a sort of magic realism with an archaic and metaphysical taste.Pirandello's style goes from cubism, to tonalism, to realist-expressionist forms: Important in this period was his participation to the activities of literary magazine "Corrente di Vita". Pirandello's work became an impressive testimony of a poet who interpreted in painting the analysing and psychological spirit of his father Luigi.Pirandello changed his style around the 1950s, re-absorbing influences from the cubists (i.e., Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso), and thus living the troubled and difficult phase affecting the whole Italian painting art, between "realism" and "neocubism", yet achieving through the deformations of an expressionist approach, original formal solutions in between abstraction and figuration His paintwork sought a new definition, with a strong reference to a cubist syntax in the colour tassellations and in those compositions where the narrative datum gradually loses importance.
He exhibited widely, during the whole course of his artistic life, with displays at the various Biennales at the Roman Quadriennales, and personal expos at the Galleria della Cometa, Galleria del Secolo, Gallery of Rome. Among those after World War II, noticeable were his anthological exhibition at Ente Premi Roma in 1951, the persona of 1955 at the Catherine Viviano Gallery of New York City and the personal at "Nuova Pesa " of Rome in 1968.Wikipedia

Abstract Expressionism Art Francois Fiedler

Francois Fiedler (Košice, 1921 - Saint-Germain-Laval, Seine-et-Marne, 2001) was a Hungarian-born naturalized French painter
One of the vitally important artists in the Aimé Maeght stable that included Marc Chagall, Giacometti and Joan Miró, was François Fiedler (1921-2001). Fiedler's life and art was chronicled in many books and journals, including Collection de la Fondation Maeght, and several Maeght publications entitled simply Fiedler.
After receiving a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Budapest, François Fiedler moved to Paris with his first wife in 1946. His wife died six months later, leaving him alone in a country where he barely spoke the language and had no friends. To make money, he made official copies of famous paintings for museums, as well some small figurative paintings of his own.

 He met his second wife, Claire, and they lived in a little house in the forest south of Paris. One day while looking at a pot of house paint, crackled by the sun and making such beautiful designs, he decided to reproduce this process on canvas. After this he never made any more figurative paintings, finding so many forms of expression in this new technique.The great artist Miró saw one of these in a corner of a little gallery and was amazed by it. He decided to find the artist and so met Fiedler. They became close friends, and Miró presented François to the famous gallery and art dealer Aimé Maeght. Now he was connected with some of the greatest creators of the time, all managed by Aimé Maeght. He became close with Giacometti, Brach, Cesar, Ubac, Tal-Coat, Miró, Chagall, and so many other artists of this era.
During his long career, François was regularly featured in salon shows alongside his contemporaries mentioned above, and his works were a regular feature in the Maeght Foundation publication Derrière le miroir.

 As many young collectors did not have the money to buy an oil painting, he decided to find a way to convey the same feeling and meaning in etchings that he had achieved in oils. He started a series of etchings, some in very limited editions. It was original artwork for an affordable price, which is exactly what Fiedler intended.
Aimé Maeght had told Fiedler that he was "next in line" to be made famous, but sadly Aimé died before François could reach the level of notoriety that some of his fellow artist friends had achieved. After Aimé's passing, Fiedler was taken under the wing of well known Parisian (via Lausanne, Switzerland) art photographer Daniel Kramer. Kramer continued to support Fiedler with paint and canvases, while also wearing the hats of manager, photographer, publicist, and plumber.
When Fiedler died in 2001 he left behind a large and diverse body of work, including scores of oil paintings ranging from .5 meters across to well over 2 meters, monotype prints, and etchings.Wikipedia

Photo Alchemy Walter Chappell

Walter Chappell (1925 – 2000) is known for intensely provocative photographs of the human body, landscapes, and his Metaflora photographs of the auras of plant and spiritual objects. American photographer and poet who forged his career in black and white photography in a unique journey that aligned his understanding of a deeper reality with a deliberate and precise photographic technique culminating in what he called camera vision.

Ruben Galerme

Email: rubengalerme@gmail.com

Phone:  15 6 457 9610
CABA Argentina.

Both margins. By Rubén Galerme.
Mixed technique on hardboard, in 40 x 50 cm.
Impressionist style. Value: UDS 390.00

Casitas on the river. By Rubén Galerme.
Oil painting on hard boards, 50 x 70 cm.
Impressionist style. Value: USD 1180.00

He garden of Claude Monet in Giverny.
Tribute to the great teacher.
Oil painting on fiber board. Measure: 63 x 90 cm.
Impressionist style. Value: USD: 1480.

Nautical. By Rubén Galerme.
Oil painting on hardboard, 50 x 70 cm.
Impressionist style. Value: USD 1180.00

Returning to the berth. By Rubén Galerme.
Oil painting on hardboard in 50 x 40 cm. Impressionist style.
Value: USD 2900.00


European abstract paintings Romul Nuțiu

Romul Nuțiu (July 28, 1932 – April 5, 2012) was one of the most constant artists dedicated to Abstraction from the Romanian art scene.
His career evolved from the early sixties, when he was a young artist, eager to experience new ways of relating to painting and continued fluently until his death in 2012. Even though there are variations of style and appraisal, his painting had always been vivid, colourful and tenacious.
'The artistic biography of Romul Nuțiu lays under the sign of a happy exception', said art historian Ruxandra Demetrescu. 'In the 7th decade of the last century he was one of the first Romanian artists that had professed the Abstract Expressionism and/or European Informal. He remained faithful to abstraction in general and then he converted painting into object. The innovative character corresponds naturally in his case with that of an avantgardist (even in the literal sense of the word).' 'In the 70s, in Timisoara, a few artists acknowledge and try to change the moral hazard of political strategies. For Nuțiu, the personal input is abstract. The relationship history/present, the studio poetics, the new approach of the artistic medium, image as material are syntagms for what painting and object painting represent. In order to understand the concept in regard to the 70s slang, one must admit the decisive personal approach of painting
The relation to Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel is best described by the artist: 'In 1957, when I graduated, my belief was strictly connected to the idea that the perception of things is rather important for the creation act, but being limited, one has to appeal to the subconscious through experiment, challenge and transcendence. My informal was born from hard work and devotion. At that moment, I knew few things about contemporary art, and what I learned in school was just some academic knowledge that was only partially useful. Later on, when I started to travel, I came in contact with the European informal. In the big museums I found out that my way was somehow synchronized, having a polarity to what I was seeing. Abstract expressionism and the European informal made me understand that I have to keep my own authenticity and sensitivity.Wikipedia