Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rosemarie Fiore. Smoke Paintings | Wall Street International Magazine

Rosemarie Fiore. Smoke Paintings

5 September - 19 October 2013 at Von Lintel Gallery, New York.

Rosemarie Fiore. Smoke Paintings
Rosemarie Fiore, Smoke Painting #36, 2013
color smoke firework residue on paper, 
40 1/4 x 72 1/4 inches (102.2 x 183.5 cm)

Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of smoke paintings by Rosemarie Fiore.

Fiore uses the brightly colored smoke of live fireworks to create vibrant and bold abstract compositions. In this new body of work, Fiore introduces the use of rolling devices of her own creation to distribute the tinted smoke onto heavy paper. As the fireworks burn inside these machines, Fiore manipulates their movement, creating expressive and gestural compositions of gem-toned streaks and clouds. She sees the devices as paintbrushes that allow her to blend colors and move the burning smoke bombs across the surface of the work. The second step of her process involves cutting and tearing the color-saturated paper into circles, arching bands, and radiating lines to create richly sculptural surfaces. Infused with a spirit of experimentation, Fiore’s technique is exciting and innovative, while the beauty of the work is derived from the powerful gestural forms and arresting visual complexity of her compositions. Balancing chance and choice, Fiore’s dramatic paintings emerge like magic from a cloud of smoke.

Fiore has shown extensively in the United States over the past two decades, and, in 2013-14, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will exhibit her smoke paintings in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Her work has been discussed in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Art in America, The Village Voice, and New York Magazine. Fiore lives and works in New York City.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

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Artist Snapshot with Antonio Murado @ The New York Palace

As we convert The New York Palace into a more modern hotel where guests can relax and enjoy their stay, we have worked with many contractors, vendors and artists to bring a new feel to our historic space.

This week we are highlighting notable artist, Antonio Murado, whose artwork will be featured in our newly renovated Main Lobby. 

Who: Antonio Murado is a renowned artist based in New York, who started his career in Spain while attending the University of Salamanca. After completing projects in Madrid, Murado received a scholarship to study art in New York and hasn’t looked back since.

What: Murado isn’t limited to just canvas art. One of his most recognized pieces is the Salome-Inspired Coffee Set, symbolizing the death of John the Baptist. In addition to this piece, Murado has worked within abstract and contemporary art and has recently begun working with wood. 
coffee set
Where: Commissioned by The Palace, Murado has created two untitled pieces that he refers to as “pensamientos,” or “thoughts” in Spanish. The pieces resemble flowers that are beautifully layered in water.


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