Joining us at Diamonds for Life from Moscow, Russia, Igor Kormyshev is sure to turn more than a few heads!
Born in 1959, this bright, expressive individual wears his heart on his canvas, so to speak; Kormyshev’s works are bold, vivid and vibrant, yet layered with profoundity and rich with experience, much like his own character.
Igor Kormyshev has been an artist and gallery owner and since 1993, as well as a member of the International Confederation of Antique and Art Dealers. Since 1994, he has honorably participated in Russian and foreign exhibitions, including ‘ARTE Contemporanea Moderna ROMA’ (Rome, 2008), ‘Bergamo Arte Fiera’ (Bergamo, Italy, 2009), ‘Art Manege’ (Moscow, 2001, 2002), ‘Art Salon’ (Moscow, Manege, 2000, 2001), ‘Photo-Biennale’ (Moscow, 2004), MWFAF (Moscow, Expocentre, 2012), ‘Art Nocturne Knocke’ (Knocke-Heist, Belgium, 2013).
Igor Kormyshev, ‘From Lake of Love’, 2012, Oil on canvas, 120 x 100
Igor Kormyshev is the winner of the 3rd and 7th Moscow International Art Festivals ‘Traditions and Modernity’ in the technical direction of ‘Painting’ in the nomination ‘For the preservation of tradition in modern painting’ (2009), ‘For the bright originality’ (2013). His works are in private collections in Russia, Italy, UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Canada, in the Museum of Chocolate and Cocoa History (Moscow) and museum M.ART (Rovereto, Italy).
Igor Kormyshev treats art as grounds for experiments, for comprehension of the old and as a search for new means of expression, playing with different stylistic currents, such as impressionism, expressionism and symbolism. He creates not just ‘a piece of art’ but ‘projects’ combining different arts – painting, graphics, photography, text, and dance.
Igor Kormyshev, ‘Zakhar. In Duino’, 2012, Oil on canvas, 120 x 100cm
His major projects include ‘Metro I’ (1996), ‘Metro II’ (1997), ‘Chuzestranka (Female Stranger)’ (1999), ‘Reflection’ (2001), ‘Autology. Dialogues in Winter Garden’ (2001), ‘Clouds’ (2002-2009), ‘Salome. East – West’ (2004 – 2005), ‘Retrospective 20’ (2005), ‘The Blind. Part One. Wild Lake’ (2006-2007), ‘The Blind. Part Two. Black Emerald. Bugle Venice’ (2010), ‘The Blind. Part Three. At Night All Gone Look at Us’ (2010-2011), ‘Inviting Freshness. Miramare. Hall of Princes & Castello di Duino’. (2011-2012), ‘Dark Waters of Bruges’ (2012-2013).
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Meet this weeks featured exhibitor for Diamonds for Life, conceptual artist Monica Andres Alvarez!
She will be displaying her new works “Blue as Peace” and “Red as Passion” from February 10th to 13th at the royal Paleis op de Meir in Antwerp, invoking much discussion among art lovers.
In reviewing her artistic concept, the London based artist explains the meaning behind her new series: “My process begins with the imagination yet strives to express universal truths inherent in personal subjective experience”. Monica works freehand utilizing organic materials and putting emphasis on what can be realized through focusing on fine details. Monica redefines objects and embodies a raw sensitivity which is exposed through the process of deconstruction and reconstruction. While her oeuvre clearly touches on unconscious truths she rejects the idea of “perfection” and embraces the beauty and truth stemming from “mistake”.
Monica’s influences are meditation, pop art, fashion, architecture and graphic design as well as her studies and expertise in publicity.
Monica Andres Alvarez was born in Spain and studied Graphic Design in Madrid and Event Management for Art Industries at St. Martin’s College, London. Monica has exhibited her works at the British Council. Monica often creates abstract art, which is clearly structured, yet fluid. Neher artworks are not abstract landscapes in the classical sense with a horizon or perspective lines. They can be read as micro-or macroscopic sections.
Expressing the changing lights and vanity of beauty, the motifs are combining dark and bright colors to achieve a strong two-dimensional colour composition. Shapes and colors play a game of interaction between background and foreground, space and ornament. Her paintings “Red as a Passion” and “Blue as Peace” are symbolizing love of life as well as tranquility, freedom and peace.
Whether in Madrid, London or Antwerp – no doubt, Monica Andres Alvarez can open minds and hearts all over the world!
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Rudy Van Nieuwenhove was born in September of 1962 in Kortrijk, Belgium. He showed his first signs of creative artistry at the age of nine, as a first year Academy student in Harelbeke. Due to high expectations in academia, Rudy’s artistic journey was delayed. Rudy later went to college, but was drawn to back to artistic training.
Through his curriculum, Rudy rapidly consumed all knowledge and experienced as much as possible on the subject of painting, illustration and more, with an undying thirst. At only nineteen, he held his first solo exhibition. During this age, Rudy focused mostly on ink drawings and worked day and night. As a result, the exhibition was completely sold out and there was a tall list of orders. In the same year, 1981, Rudy worked with ‘New Gallery’ in Kortrijk along with other artists including the widely celebrated Karel Appel. Many works were sold there, and mainly to buyers in the Middle East. Due to this great success, Rudy was able to establish his own company in 1983. He held exhibitions in just about every town around Kortrijk.
Rudy’s artwork evolved as he worked with oil, acrylic, and lacquer, always working away here and there, in a frenzy of wine, caffeine and sugar. Over many years, Rudy organized his exhibitions with the help of his wife Dorine Vanhie. In the last 10 years, he has become increasingly sought out in France, particularly by champagne houses. They commissioned him regularly to portray exclusive frescoed paintings of their homes for bottle labels and hangings.
Thusly, Rudy attracted much attention and was given the opportunity to push himself to his limit. He was invited to exhibit his works and talents in America, The Netherlands, and Taipei. Unlocking possibilities, Rudy came to want to conquer the world, exploring not only the globe, but equally his artistic abilities; he delved into sculpting, surrealism, pop-art, nudes, dripping and more.
Rudy has so far exhibited in Newport / Harelbeke, Zwevegem , Kortrijk , Deerlijk, Leuven, Waregem, Stasegem, Epernay / France, New York, Ford Lauderdale / Florida Daele , Roermond / Netherlands and Antwerp / Belgium.
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Visit Rudy van Vieuwenhove at Diamonds for Life this February at the Royal Paleis op de Meir.
The Diamonds for Life event will be showcasing fine art, design and jewel craftsmanship from the 8th to the 13th of February. Find out more via www.tmartfinearts.com/events/
A black tie reception starring Rudy van Nieuwenhove will be hald at the palace on February 10th. Reception will feature standing dinner, charity auction, live music, art and jewel exhibit, cocktail service, and much more. During the events of the 8th and the 10th of February, the Napoleon Museum within the palace will be open and offering guided tours. Reception tickets are available for purchase online from which a portion will be donated to Belgian Cancer Research charity Kom op Tegen Kanker. A limit of 60 tickets will be available for sale for each of the two VIP receptions. Buy now via www.artantwerp.com
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ALASTAIR LAIDLAW & CHRISTINE MARSDEN
Dreams of Diamonds
Welcome to our magnificent book Dreams of Diamonds and the exclusive limited edition set of prints from taken from the book entitled The Illuminant Edition.
As photographic artists and designers for over 20 years we have been involved in all forms of photography and printing.
Over the years we have become known for our work with precious stones, in particular diamonds, and have always aimed to combine our creative fine art ideas into our commercial work. As a result of this towards the end of 2007 we began to explore the idea of producing a wonderful book of highly creative photography exclusively devoted to diamonds.
We are committed to large format images and have been very fortunate on numerous occasions to use the 20×24 inch Polaroid camera, producing exclusive collections of work in both Polaroid Transfer and Emulsion Lift techniques. We also specialized in Platinum Palladium printing with many of our images being printed using this technique.
Considering all the large format work we had created throughout our careers, the idea of producing a fabulous ‘Super Book’ was a natural progression along a path we had already been travelling for many years. The project was completed in summer 2013 and had taken almost 6 years.
Dreams of Diamonds is one of the most beautiful books’ in the world, it is also the largest book ever produced on diamonds. Published as a limited edition, with each image exquisitely created and featuring many of the most magnificent diamonds of all time, quite simply it stands as a unique work of art. A significant number of copies from the edition have already been distributed to many of the major libraries, museums and diamond institutions throughout the world.
We are delighted to announce that the book will be on display to the public for the first time at the prestigious Diamonds For Life event at the Royal Paleis op de Meir in Antwerp in Feb 2014. Also being premiered for the first time at this event is the exclusive collection of prints taken from Dreams of Diamonds entitled The Illuminant Edition. This is a strictly limited edition, with only 10 boxed sets of prints being produced.
We feel honoured and privileged to have been able to create such an exceptional and unique project and extend our heartfelt thanks to the many wonderful people involved.
Christine and Alastair
Here are a few important facts about Dreams of Diamonds:
There are over 500 million dollars worth of diamonds displayed in the book, including the 2 most expensive diamonds in the world –
1st The Pink Star
2nd The Millennium Star
This book presents the 2 most perfectly graded, flawless identical diamonds ever found – Yin & Yang.
This Magnum Opus is the largest limited edition book on diamonds ever published, and also in the top 5 of the largest limited edition books to be produced in the last 100 years.
Visit Alastair & Christine at the Royal Paleis op de Meir this February. The Diamonds for Life event will be showcasing fine art, design and jewel craftsmanship from the 8th to the 13th of February. Find out more via www.tmartfinearts.com/events/
Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014 by TM-ART Fine Arts International and ART-Expo vzw
Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014
Le Salon Internationale Annuelle ART ANTWERP fera ses débuts en Juin 2014 au ‘Antwerp Expo’ Hall . Axée principalement sur l’art, la foire a été conçue pour les touristes et les visiteurs internationaux, les amateurs d’art et les citoyens de tous âges en quête d’enrichissement culturel. Nous souhaitons proposer à nos clients un événement d’art de luxe, d’un niveau mondial, dans une atmosphère hautement interactive et de qualité. Sur plus de 85 stands seront exposées une sélection d’œuvres d’art des meilleures galeries mondiales, d’artistes, de designers et de musées, englobant ainsi l’Art Contemporain, l’Art Moderne, le Design de Bijoux et d’Architecture, des Chefs-d’Oeuvres Classiques, et bien plus encore.
Visionnez Toiles, Photographies, Sculptures, Sérigraphies et Illustrations extraordinaires – Visitez notre Jardin de Sculptures et Champagne – Faites l’expérience d’une Installation Interactive, Découvrez des Performeurs de Danse, Musique et Arts en Direct – Participez à un Séminaire animé par des experts des secteurs créatives et importantes globales – Dégustez des plats de haute cuisine par un Célebre Chef belge – Connectez avec des galleristes, artistes et écrivains du secteur des arts – Levez votre verre avec vos co-amateurs et célébrons le bel art et la puissance créatrice!
Pour satisfaire notre auditoire sophistiqué des séminaires se tiendront avec des groupes de pionniers de l’art mondial, professionnels et amateurs. Pour cela nous mettrons en place et sponsoriserons des conférences données par des spécialistes dans tous les types d’arts, design et architecture.
Visite VIP sur les lieux le 13 Juin. Ouvert au public (payant) du 14 au 20 Juin. Faites votre demande d’invitation au firstname.lastname@example.org et bientôt en vente au http://www.artantwerp.com, ou bien encore, écrivez nous pour faire une demande de participation comme partenaire ou exposant.
Évenement Introductoire ‘Diamonds For Life’
Evènement de lancement ‘Diamonds for Life‘ au Royal Paleis op de Meir d’Anvers – du 8 au 13 février 2013. Ouvert au public du 9 au 13, dès 10h. Deux soirées VIP, le 8 et le 10 février, comprendront une exposition de travaux exclusivement sélectionnés d’artistes internationaux, souper haute cuisine servi par le Grand Café Horta Restaurant, Cocktails, Vente aux enchères au bénéfice de la Fondation de la Lutte Contre le Cancer en Belgique ‘Kom op Tegen Kanker’ et aussi UNICEF, concert de piano classique par le Maestro Gabriel Meiring, Café et Dessert par Café Grani d’Oro di Monte-Carlo, Tours guidés du musée Napoleon inclus. Achetez vos billets dès maintenant en écrivant au email@example.com ou bientôt au http://www.artantwerp.co. Une portion de votre billet fera don à la charité.
Le Royal ‘Palace op de Meir’
Gala de Célébration de l’Ouverture d’Art Antwerp
Le 14 juin 2013 – Donc la deuxième soirée du salon, TM-ART lançons un Grand Gala à l’Hôtel Hilton d’Anvers, partenaire d’ART ANTWERP 2014. La soirée de Gala distinguée comprendra un dîner de haute cuisine, le service de cocktails et open-bar, une vente aux enchères au bénéfice de la Fondation de la Lutte Contre le Cancer en Belgique ‘Kom op Tegen Kanker’ et aussi UNICEF, des prix de présence, des spectacles de danse, des performances musicales et d’art en direct et surtout, une exposition exclusive des œuvres de jusqu’à 10 Artistes Internationaux. La soirée sera entièrement approvisionné par Hilton Antwerp. Postulez dès maintenant à présenter votre talent ou travaux ou visitez www.ARTANTWERP.com pour acheter vos billets!
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Nos Évenements seront couverts par des journalistes internationaux de BBC WORLD, ATV ANTWERPSE TELEVISIE, KNACK Magazine, ArtTour International, Art Des Annonces, et beaucoup plus encore. Restez à l’écoute pour plus d’informations – Le site officiel Art Antwerp sera bientôt mis en ligne www.artantwerp.com ou visitez dès maintenant notre site www.tmartfinearts.com pour les invitations et les formulaires d’inscriptions.
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A New Look for Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014
& First Official News Letter: The Art Antwerp Times
New Art Antwerp International logo design
We are poud to ring in the new year with our new branding and first official news letter. The Art Antwerp Times can be read or printed at the following link: http://issuu.com/thomasmaes/docs/art_antwerp_times or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy be mailed to your address.
The Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014 Official Stamp
Tickets for our VIP Diamonds for Life Vernissages on February 8th and 10th
Buy your tickets now for Diamonds for Life at the Royal Palace on the Meir in Antwerp. This purchase will give a partial donation to the Belgian Cancer Research Foundation. The evening program is included in the above mentionned newsletter. For more information, please write to email@example.com
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Keep an eye on www.artantwerp.com – full site to be launched soon
We hope you are as excited for 2014 as we are! Best of Luck to Us All – from the TM-ART International Art & Design 2014 Team
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