Om Luis Blanchard
About BLANCHARD, painter
For several years I have been traveling to Nordic countries; first to Denmark, where I had some exhibitions at cultural centers. Then to Finland, invited by a gallery owner of Mikkeli, to spend some days taking part in a cultural plan, which involved exhibitions, theater events and workshops for children. The local school director brought me to a rural school in Juva, where I met children and, worked with them making pictures
When in Mikkeli I met a local artist, a weaver, Julio Tubal. He took interest my works and my fascination of themes from Nature as the “Cachiru” - and of the Kalevala´s legend. He got the idea to work on my themes on tapestry and to make an exhibition the following year with paintings and textiles together, side by side.
I returned to Finland (a really long trip from South America) last July to be present at the opening and at the same time to show some of my paintings on a solo exhibition. A great day, counting with the presence of actual Ambassador of Argentina, and a couple of Finnish musicians, playing Argentine tangos.
This time I also returned to Juva´s school to paint a wall there (a job done in one week of hard work), with the theme of Kalevala´s legend, Luonnotar’s creation of this world. I left my paintings, so Julio could put them up again in other exhibition places...
South America is a mix of reality and dreams, a place where the two dimensions, Space and Time could weave together into magic scenery.
My art´s education, proper of a rationalistic, European origin, did drive me to modern parameters and guides. But on the other side I was living in a corner of this planet, where the strong influence of old cultures, like Mayas, Incas and others came to my image creations.
Then, an exuberant scenery of jungles, deserts, infinite skies, cruel suns , incredible mountains... lodged a myriad of magic creatures....female butterflies, vegetable birds, astonishing flowers and the magical birds, as the “Cachou” bringing the good, or the bad luck ... just like the Cuckoos of the Kalevala....
Are we, actual artists, tied to our materialistic, surrounding life....? Giving only importance to objects and a cold reality?
Maybe we forgot the poetic, the magic side of our world (these creative intentions happily remain in the children’s art!!)
Was born in 1947 in Argentina and began painting at the age of 17. Returns to South America after living for couple of years in Canada. During 1975, he fixed address at La Rioja, an Argentine province, a desert, a lonely and hot place, close to The Andean Mountains. Still living there.
He attended “The Fine Arts School” and began showing his paintings from 1978 and on. From 1981 he worked at the local “Department of Culture”, as “Chief of Visual Arts Department”. He began showing his art in Europe in 1992. He returned once a year, having shows in France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Egypt. In America he had exhibitions in USA, (New York), in Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile.
Lately he got the MFA degree at the Buenos Aires University.
Most important solo shows
2015 Galerie Kongase, Savonlinna, FINLAND
2015 Cultural Center, Juva, FINLAND
2015 Galleri Ari-Mikkeli, FINLAND
2014 Los Molinos Cultural Center- La Rioja, ARGENTINA
2013 Rayuela Bookstore, La Rioja, ARGENTINA
2012 Rayuela bookstore, city of La Rioja, ARGENTINA
2011 Gallery Ari-Mikkeli, FINLAND
2010 The Cultural Center of Alexandria, EGYPT
2009 The National Center for Apprenticeship, San Jose, DENMARK
2008 The Ringsted Kulturhus, DENMARK
Damagerskolen, Greve, DENMARK
2006, 2005 Ved Kirke Gallery, Aarhus, DENMARK
Department of Literature, University of Aarhus,
Gallery of the University of Aarhus
Latest group exhibitions
2016 Latin American artists Homage to a photographer killed in Chile, Cultural center in
2015 Latin American Artists, the Cultural Center of Los Andes, CHILE
2014 Biennal of Indigenous Art, Quito, ECUATOR
2013 Artists of America, San Diego Cultural Center, California, USA
12 Latin American Artists, Maipu Commune Gallery, Santiago, Chile
Carol Martinez and Luis Blanchard, Maipu Commune Gallery, Chile
Wall paintings School of Juva, Finland 2016
Huelva –Spain, School of Hipoacusic children.
La Rioja-Argentina, school.
School of Greve city, Denmark.
Alexandria –Egypt, street wall painting.
Artist in residency: Gallery Ari, Mikkeli, Finland, 2011, exhibition and workshops for children.
Aldokan Center for the Arts, Alexandria, Egypt, March 2010, exhibition at the Center, and at the Jesuit Cultural center
Wall painting at the streets of Al Manshiya´s.
Official jobs from 1981: Director of the Department of Visual Arts – Secretary of Culture
La Rioja, ARGENTINA
Founder and Director of the Gallery of Folkloric Arts, 2007
Manager for the Visual Arts, Culture Agency, 2009
Director for the Arts Schools, 1981 - 86.
Educational: Studied at the Arts Institute, becoming a Professor of Painting, 1985
MFA degree in Painting and Drawing, 2006, University of Buenos Aires
Awards: Honor Mention in Painting – The Biennal of Indigenous Art, ECUATOR 2014
3rd Prize, Annual Painting contest, La Rioja, 2005
Honor Mention, National Contest of Landscape Painting, Buenos Aires
Om Dorte Bundesen
CV Dorte Bundesen
www.dortebundesen.com // www.dortebundesen.dk
Jeg arbejder i mange forskellige materialer. Det er vigtigt for mig at finde frem til lige det materiale og lige den form, der bedst kan udtrykke det, jeg gerne vil fortælle. Det er også vigtigt for mig som kunstner stadigt at udforske mulighederne i forskellige udtryksformer så jeg er også simpelthen nysgerrig og vil gerne eksperimentere med nye områder indenfor billedkunsten! Ofte er mine billeder i to fysisk adskilte lag. Motivet kaster skygge på baggrunden så udtrykket ændrer sig alt efter hvor beskueren står. Ligesom vores opfattelse af verden ændres – alt efter hvilken synsvinkel vi har.
SEPARATUDSTIILINGER: (i udvalg)
2018 Tåstrup Kunstforening
” Skygger” med Josephine Ernst
2017 Gentofte Rådhus
”Sagn og myter” med Luis Blanchard, Argentina, Korup sognegård
Albertslund Rådhus med Søren Schaarup
2016 LB Galleriet, København – med Josephine Ernst
2015 Nabokov Museet, Sct. Petersborg, Rusland,
”Turn inside out”,Hvidovre Kunstforening,
2014 Gallery Nomad, Berlin
2008 Roskilde Museum, ”Hvordan vinde freden –
billedkunst og historie i dialog”
2005 Roskilde Museum, “Fortidens brikker -
billedkunst og historie i dialog”
2001 Palæfløjen, Roskilde Kunstforening
Kunstverein Swissttal, Bonn, Tyskland
1998 Gammelgård, Herlev,
GRUPPEUDSTILLINGER: (i udvalg)
2018 vARTe Kunsthal, ”Det nøgne mennske”
2017 Kunst auf Rezept – KünstlerInnen stellen
Rezepte aus – Bienale Venedig 2017.
2016 Københavns Rådhus, ”Tribute on paper”
KKS 100 års jubilæum.
Skagen Odde Naturcenter,
Hyldest til Anna Ancher, KKS 100 års jubilæum.
2015 Gallery Nørballe, Als, ”Havfruer og frøkner.”
Pakhuset, Nykøbing SJ. “Havfruer og frøkner”
Hvidovre Kunstforening, Hvidovre,
“New Reality”, ”Vingesus”
Pakhuset, Nykøbing SJ. ”Vingesus”