We have great pleasure to introduce the participants of the Bruxelles Art Vue Expo, 18 – 31 of October 2021, Rue de la Madeline 51, 1000 Bruxelles.
Note: the original language of the BAV site is English. All other languages are results of an automated translation by Google.
Dates of Expo events to mark in your calendar:
- Thursday, October the 21st, vernissage 19h – 21h , violin concert by Maja Maklakiewicz at 20h
- Sunday, October the 24th, evening at the Expo 18h – 20h
- Thursday, October the 28th finissage 19h – 21h
Facebook event link: Vernissage BAV Expo on Facebook
BAV Expo October 2021 catalog
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Ars Cracovia Gallery, Cologne
Daria Kupka M.A.
Artists represented by Ars Cracovia gallery at the Expo:
Special mention: ARTURO RHODES 1944 – 2021:
ARTURO RHODES born in London in 1944 – died in Deya 2021
His pictures tell stories that are underpinned with wit and irony. This fact is rooted in the time when he first worked for the newspaper in Japan Times and later for the New York Times as a cartoonist. This period proved to be essential for the artist because his cartoons related political issues with humorous and ironic statements. This development meant that he didn’t waive on it in his present masterpieces. His work is a very interesting set of issues that appear to us as a matter of course, but thanks to his artistic filter have gained a whole new meaning. This is clear to the viewer as soon as he gets involved in the creative production of Arturo.
Arturo’s wondered in this life around various creative topics. That the expedition completely thrills is confirmed by the fact that Arturo Rhodes pictures decorate the walls of such names as Daniel Craig, Reese Weatherspoon, Sir Roger Mc Gough, Sinead O`Connor, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tiger Lily Geldof, Annie Lennox, Lynne Franks, and many other stars.
Nature and divinity inspires me with amazing colors and subject. I love strong colors and challenging projects using different materials. I like painting on all kind of surfaces, paper, canvas, glass, ceramic, leather, clothes, walls as in mural, wood. And overall I love making light sculptures from wood, paper and natural flowers. In 2006 finished Art school in Bucharest.
My style is an inventive, eclectic one, a symbiotic relationship between nature and the human body. I gather atypical elements from life and nature and combine them in the work, like a puzzle, through which I transmit my intimate emotions. Matter dances on a flat support through dynamics and movement. I transmit the expression of things in an atypical context where it seems that things have no place together.
I aim to bring light into people’s souls and homes through my works and my light sculpture, to have as many solo exhibitions as possible, all over the world, currently only exhibitions with other artists, and my own gallery where I can promote novice artists with potential and originality.
My art is under the influence of the artist Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt.
Works by Juliana Chetrone at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
Helen-Maria Chrysikou was born in Athens in 1983.
Helen-Maria started exploring photography at the age of 12. She left her studies in Engineering for Photography at Akmi School, graduating under a scholarship and she later studied cinematography at Stavrakos School. She has received a Fine Arts Scholarship from the University of Nicosia.
Since 2010 she has been a member of the Photographic Circle and her work has featured at the Benaki Museum (2012 and 2014). She has won awards in national and international competitions, and she has participated in 30 group exhibitions.
Since 2016 Helen has worked as a director-operator at the “Society and Culture” TV show, broadcasting all over Greece through regional channels. She is a Photographer at the advertising-publishing company ELIA (art magazine – Days of Art in Greece).
She had undertaken the Direction-Photography-Editing in the documentary – The monuments of Drama (narrated) – A production of the Union of Ladies of Drama in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture & Sports-Ephorate of Antiquities of Drama, in Narration by Melina Botelli and with Music by Evanthia Reboutsika. Screened at the Opening Ceremony of the Drama Short Film Festival. Participated as a photographer, cameraman, and director at the International Festival Analogio in 2019 and 2020 She is also is a student with a partial scholarship in the postgraduate program << Master of Arts in Photography & Visual Language >> of the AKTO-MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY LONDON
Works by Helen-Maria Chrysikou at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
My name is Noëlla Nechelput and I graduated in 2014 from the Academy in Zottegem. Over the years you see a certain evolution in my work, especially in the use of materials. Where I used to work on canvas, I started to focus on painting on textiles during my specialization years. This evolution is very easily explained by the fact that as a stylist I work with fabrics every day.
By bringing together the piece of textile and the scene I paint, the work takes on a completely different dimension, I create a kind of symbiosis. A work is made or based on the fabric with which I have a coup de foudre (by touch, by colors that have been processed, by the weaving technique). What I then paint on the piece of cloth gradually comes together in my head. Or I start from something that touches or fascinates me in my daily life and then I try to find the ‘perfect’ material that fits these ideas.
Works by Noëlla Nechelput at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
This is an oil painting on fabric. The fabric is actually a recycled piece of an old curtain from a building in Ghent. The fabric is very thin and therefore vulnerable, and creates a transparent effect that integrates the wall behind in the painting. This makes it a very versatile work as it looks different on other backgrounds. The woman looks very confident but on the other hand also disappears in the environment. She, too, is transparent, vulnerable, and fragile.
This is an oil painting on an English sofa fabric that is very rough an thick. The colors that occur in the fabric are more red and dark. I emphasized this by making it even darker and then making contrast with the light shed on the woman. The design of the fabric made me think of tattoos, so this is why I left the fabric untouched at the lighted parts of the body. It creates a harmonic effect where the woman’s tattoos match her environment. Although she is quite rebellion, she lets her surroundings define her appearance and behavior.
This is an oil painting on fabric. In this painting I covered most of the fabric. The print of the fabric only appears in the face to obtain a special touch. Here, I used some rather bright colors to create a mysterious aura of a seductive looking girl. The flowers in the background suggest she is accessible, but her unfamiliar appearance is rather repellent.
This is and oil painting on fabric. The artificial and angular print of the fabric is in contrast with the natural and smoother shapes of the woman. Here I chose a bright coloured translucent fabric to refine the silhouette and I used the colour of the print to be remained for the background.
This is an oil painting on fabric. The fabric I used here is a typical African fabric with marvelous bright colors and with a mesmerizing print. The woman is painted in a way to completely cover the fabric except for the lips that show a slight deep blue tint. The woman has a penetrating look and, together with the background, completely absorbs the attention of the person looking at her.
My name is Martin Oluwadiran. I was born on the 6th of January 1956 in Nigeria.
I studied Fine Arts at the Polytechnic in Ibadan, Nigeria, and specialised in Sculpture and Painting.
Between 1980 and 1995 I was a teacher in a Teacher’s training school. Between 1995 and 1998 I also was a school director. For some time I had my own gallery in Abeokuta, Nigeria.
I’ve been living in Belgium since 1998. I organize painting workshops and I try to put up beautiful and successful exhibitions regularly.
My works are figurative and abstract expression.
Many times I’ve been given the opportunity to participate in both individual and group exhibitions:
In Nigeria: in Lagos and Abeokuta
In Belgium: In Hasselt, Kozen, Wimmertingen, Stevoort, Alken, Maaseik, Zonhoven, Bokrijk , Sint Truiden, Maasmechelen and in the European Commission in Brussels.
Abroad: in Finland, Denmark, Germany, and The Netherlands.
“Art is creativity, creativity is art!
Art is the product of a creative mind.
The expression of a creative mind is authentic and unique.
The viewers opinion and judgement are important of course.
Even more important though is the artist’s personal judgment. He is the creator of the artwork after all.”
Works by Martin Oluwadiran at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
Born in 1978 in Venice, Parenti graduated in restoration of paintings at the Palazzo Spinelli Florence. He studied oil paintings and made copies from landscape painters such as Canaletto and Tiepolo. He attended modern paintings courses at the school of Pavillon Bosio in Monaco. For a few years he is making art work on symbolism and mind nature, also a spiritual approach. He has exhibited in Monaco, his current hometown, and Venice. Parenti is member of the Comité National pour les Arts in Monaco.
“The territories of the world by Parenti Paolo: We travel in his company into the territories of the surrealism… appreciated by Giorgio De Chirico. I appreciate this art work because it doesn’t play the card of fashion.
Paolo questions the world, from birth to death : “It s a will for me to investigate inner thoughts, personal and collectives one”. The symbolic work of Paolo is worth to be considered because it goes further than a simple representation, decorative… Because it questions our Consciousness, our behavior: “truth is within its world, (regarding God and Its creation) and here in front of our eyes and around us”. In fact, actually it is a meditative work, with plexiglass, wood, marbre, without omitting pigments, Paolo creates its web to escape from void. As an artist He walks throught the world of paintings and sculpture, with doubts and hesitations… It s a work to be followed, steps by steps, on the road of poetry and love.”
Frédéric Altmann Former director of Nice Carros Museums
Works by Paolo Parenti at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
The man confronted to materialism, to what he sees, has the possibility to go further. Nature is present with a tree placed in the middle of the painting, the citty is represented with buildings and no windows, pueril and colored, he is trapped in the material world. All is placed in a metaphysical plan.
The Walk of the Blinds
The walk of humanity toward the unknown and the lost knowledge. Contrast with lights and colors.
How our soul can evolve
Christophe Penninckx is a Belgian photographer who graduated in photography from INRACI (Brussels – 2003).
He realized most of his work while he was traveling. His approach is strongly inspired by the details of a scene and he extracts them to be the subject of his photographs. An element, a movement, and how that can be aesthetic ? He is looking for original framing and breaking the rules.
Works by Christophe Penninckx at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
Joanna Pęgier creates her art and works in Warsaw, Poland. She is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts -Open Academy, painting studio of Prof. A. Węgłowski, a member of the International Association of Art UNESCO and the Association of Visual Artists. She is a winner of art competitions, participant of numerous Polish and international art shows. Her paintings disclose intimate relations at the borders of fantasy and reality, nature and humanity. In recent years, she has been passionate about abstract painting, and among her achievements so far are also surreal works and portraits. Oil is currently Joanna Pęgier’s favorite painting technique.
“I believe that art has the power and magic to prove the impossible. The key is an absolute freedom of the artist, according to Kandynski’s principle of “internal necessity” as a constant confrontation of the outer world with artist’s perception of it transformed through deepest layers of subconsciousness. Painting allows me to create my own artistic reality and share it with others.”
The series “Parallel Worlds” is a series of impressions drawn from nature. Regardless of what we experience empirically, each of us simultaneously perceives the same phenomena differently and coexisting universes escape definition. In her paintings Joanna Pęgier reflects personal moments of delight at the beauty of the world.
All works have been created with an egg based old masters primer.
Works by Joanna Pęgier at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
I am a self-thought artist, 48 years old. For many years I have practiced photography, had several publications and also published a book “5th Dimension Project” including my lyrics, pictures, and installations by my colleague. During the covid-19 lock-down, when practicing photography became almost impossible, I turned to paintings and remained in this artistic field since then.
The world as it is when you are not looking
In my works, I use appealing ethnic aesthetics to convey seemingly modern ideas. Humans haven’t changed so much, and nowadays we have similar emotions, instincts and needs as our ancestors from hundreds of years ago. People tend to believe now, that we have a better understanding or control over ourselves, our health, our minds, and our destiny. With my works, I aim to show modern ideas through ethnic lenses, to pose a question if the above is undeniable.
The title of my art collection “The world as it is when you are not looking” refers to areas of science that we still do not understand. Physical phenomena which are still a mystery to us like for example emergence, quantum physics, and dark matter, cause me to pause and consider that all we know is limited by our senses. The majority of my works are inspired by imagining how the unlimited world may look like.
Member of the Belgian Art community.
Works by Aleksandra Rowicka at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
Tempting abundance of ideas and possibilities of modern life. There are however dark, unknown places in our fabric of space and time.
July 2021, 1st prize at the COSMOSIS virtual exhibition of the Holy Art Gallery , London, UK
The mysterious Soul-finder is about a human need to know ourselves. A need to look inside and find out who we are. Soul-finder is a mysterious creature, which you do not see, but it sees you and helps you understand your world.
Each woman has a element of magic and mystery in them. Undine represents this part of woman’s soul which is powerful and sometimes unpredictable. This work shows a power to change and influence by presence of a woman or by her words.
Enter the unknown, tempting and scary at the same time. Face your fears and insecurities and discover something new.
Outside your window when you are not looking
The world outside your window when you are not looking. The moment you turn your eyes away, everything changes. The title of my entire art collection “The world as it is when you are not looking” refers to areas of science that we still do not understand. Physical phenomena which are still a mystery to us like for example emergence, quantum physics, and dark matter, cause me to pause and consider that all we know is limited by our senses. The majority of my works are inspired by imagining how the unlimited world may look like.
Pictures never say anything about the beginning and they are silent about what comes next.
People on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The current situation, everyday life, snapshots – of people for whom everyday life, suffering, joy is written on their faces. Faces that can not be recreated.
The idea for the photo series came about during one go my annual hike along the Costa Brava on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. Though intended more as a Zen hike, I had my camera with me. At the end of the two weeks I had impressive photos, snapshots of people. The idea: how long would it take ti circle the Mediterranean Sea on foot to meet people and to take photos. Very, very long. Probably more than a lifetime. So, since 2018 it has become my passion, my life project, if possible, every year to find time to explore another section of the Mediterranean coastline. On foot to portray people and their lives. So every year impressive photos are added, which will then be shown in a documentary photo book in the future.
Real photo prints under acrylic glass.
Image dimensions. 48 x 27 cm. External dimensions: 59 x 38 cm.
Ilford black & white paper, glossy. Alu-Dibond back, 3 mm.ArtBox in aluminum, width 2 mm, depth 25 mm. Shadow gap. Manufactured in the highest quality.
The price of each photo is 650 €. Edition limited to 15 copies with a certificate.
Works by Gunther Schweigert at the Bruxelles Art Expo:
The BAV Expo will take place at G3 Art Contemportain Gallery, Rue de la Madeleine 41, 1000 Bruxelles.