Juan Fernando Bastos
Juan Bastos is an American portrait artist of Bolivian descent who creates other representational art, including pieces that utilize mythology and symbolism. He works primarily in painting and drawing and currently resides in Los Angeles and his formal training began at age 13 with de Aguirre, as well as artists Agnes Ovando-Sanz de Franck, Gonzalo Rodriguez, and another aunt, noted artist Maria Esther Ballivian. He was introduced to the masterpieces of the great European artists, copying the works of da Vinci, Michelangelo, in 1977, Bastos enrolled at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz where he studied architecture. He moved to Washington, D. C. in 1979, enrolling first at Georgetown University, in 1982, he was admitted to the Maryland Institute College of Art where he continued his studies in Fine Arts graduating Cum Laude in 1984. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from Towson University in 1986, from his home in Baltimore Bastos began his career and, in 1988, had his first solo show at gallery Arte Unico in La Paz.
It featured portraits of Bolivian society figures, including Ximena Sánchez de Lozada and his first major solo exhibition in the U. S. was held in 1989 at the Knight Gomez Gallery in Baltimore. Entitled Myths & Dreams, it showcased Bastos’ emerging representational style that fused his Catholic roots with Andean mythology and symbolism. Two years later, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D. C. presented Bastos’ work in a solo show, another one-man exhibition in La Paz in 1993 showcased both traditional portraits and representational works that explored the myth of the Lake Titicaca mermaids. By the late 1980s, Bastos was accepting a number of portrait commissions. Consequently, by 1999 he had established a high profile as a society portraitist to be featured, as one of six portrait painters. Over a two-year period culminating in 2004, Bastos delivered eight portrait commissions to the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine that featured Deans, the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering commissioned a portrait of its principal donors.
Other institutional commissions have included Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Bastos has been influenced by the works of Julio Larraz, Odd Nerdrum, and Lucian Freud. Notable private commissions have included portraits of art collectors, Eugenio López. He works in oils, pencil, acrylics, in 1996, Bastos was featured in the Organization of American States America Viva television documentary series with the episode, Juan Fernando Bastos, Portrait of an Artist. Since 1996, Bastos has lived and worked in Los Angeles, one-Man Shows Portraits, Galeria Arte Unico, La Paz, Bolivia Myths and Dreams, Knight Gomez Gallery, Maryland Juan Fernando Bastos, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D. C. Bastos, Dwayne Franklin, Ricardo Hoegg & Alan M. C
Margot Benacerraf is a Venezuelan director of Moroccan Jewish descent. Benacerraf was one of the first Latin American filmmakers to study at IDHEC in Paris and her two most well-known films are the 1950s documentaries Reverón and Araya. Reverón illustrates the life of the well-known Venezuelan painter Armando Reverón, Araya portrays the day-to-day work of the workers of the salt mines of Araya, a village in the east of Venezuela. The film was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, where it shared the Cannes International Critics Prize with Alain Resnaiss Hiroshima mon amour, Benacerraf founded the Nacional Film Library in 1966 and was its director for three years consecutively. In February 1987, Ateneo de Caracas inaugurated a Room of Cinema in her name, Margot Benacerraf at the Internet Movie Database IONCINEMA. com Interview with Margot Benacerraf
La Banda de Sen
SEN was born Anthony Sandoval in Caracas, and was raised in Spain. His father was a Venezuelan actor, and his mother a sponsor of the arts and he began his musical career at age 16. He started up a rock band during his studies in England, Social Cleavage. Later on he travelled extensively through Asia and the USA, leaving his musical career aside to study at the University of London, and after that dedicated himself to several businesses. His older sister, an operatic and baroque music singer, inspired SEN to once again take up his passion, music. With help from his sister, a film producer and PR specialist. SEN went back to Latin-America, and with scarce means he decided to record his first album and started promoting his songs and he resorted to several talented musicians he had met previously. Fortunately, his girlfriend introduced him to the musical producer Icho Vincenti and this took place in an isolated studio in the middle of Bolivia, the nearest city being Santa Cruz. 2008, Imagen 2012, Elevame Latin music Pop rock music Blog Reverbnation La Banda de Sen on Myspace Facebook La Banda de Sen on Twitter
Jacobo Borges is a contemporary, neo-figurative Latin- American artist. His curiosity for exploring different mediums made him a painter, film director, stage designer and his theoretical approach and unique, innovative technique has won him acclaim all over the world. He has had exhibitions in France, Austria, Colombia, Britain. Today, he is considered one of the most accomplished artist of Latin America and his oeuvre includes a rich body of paintings, a film directed in 1969, and a book The Great Mountain and Its Era, published in 1979. In 1982, a biography by Dore Ashton, called Jacobo Borges, was published in English and Spanish, Jacobo Borges resides in New York City and Caracas, Venezuela. He has a wife and three children, a daughter named Ximena and two sons, one named Ezequiel and other Emiliano, early in his career, Jacobo Borges studied art at Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Aplicadas in Caracas from 1949 to 1951. His formal training was short-live, as he rebelled against the Academic style of teaching and was consequently expelled prior to graduation and this was his first and last attempt at an official education, however, it did not stop him from pursuing his career.
That same year, Borges began to work at the Taller Libre de Arte in Caracas where he exhibited his first painting, the next year,1952, Borges traveled to Paris on the scholarship money that he received from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer company. In Paris he began to experiment with bright, bold colors and this work exemplifies Borges’ style during the first decade of his career - with strong influences from the Fauvism and Cubism movements. His use of a vibrant and diverse color palette is reminiscent of the Fauvists, while his fragmented composition, living in Paris at the time he painted Fishing, Borges refused to experiment with different art-trends that were popular in European modernism. Instead, he stayed connected with his Latin roots and produced work that was reminiscent of the Latin American indigenists, Borges was therefore often considered a naïve painter among his peers. His first works still lacked a distinct style for which he is known today. Upon returning to Venezuela in 1956, Borges began to develop a more neofigurative style and this was a sharp change from the prevalent Abstraction movement that tended to simplify and generalize content.
Neofiguration evolved in response to Abstractionism by returning to the elements of Expressionism. For Borges this was a stylistic change in order to express his discontent with the political and social conditions of his country. After ten years of the regime of Marcos Pérez Jiménez, in 1958 Romulo Betancourt. Though some of his policies supported social reforms, he completely rejected the Castroites. On the other hand, the class that made up the Right Wing completely opposed any social changes
Alberto Barrera Tyszka
Alberto José Barrera Tyszka is a Venezuelan writer. In 2006, he received the Herralde Prize for his novel La enfermedad, Barrera Tyszka was born in Caracas, and grew up in Venezuela. He graduated from the Central University of Venezuela, where he is now a professor in the Department of Literature, in the 1980s, he participated in the poetry movements Tráfico and Guaire. His collaborations have appeared in anthologies and publications from Spain, Argentina, Cuba. He is a regular columnist for the daily newspaper El Nacional, and he has written telenovela screenplays in Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela. His literary influences include Fedor Dostoyevski, Alexandre Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anton Chekhov, César Vallejo, Salvador Garmendia, and José Ignacio Cabrujas. In 2015 his novel Patria o muerte about Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez, barreras works have been translated into Mandarin, French and Italian. Novels También el corazón es un descuido, poetry Amor que por demás Coyote de ventanas Monte Ávila Editores Tal vez el frío Pequeña Venecia La inquietud.
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