Patricia Davenport is an established artist who has always been interested in the primitive in nature. At one time she produced huge, abstract canvases that often contained references to ancient symbols and signs. There were creaded with a mixture of materials, natural pigments and objets trove – like pieces of gold from women’s fabrics in […]
South Korean Artist il-yong Kim has fascinated many visitors this year. His ‘lifecasts’ are directly taken from life, with all of its beauty and (some would say) uglyness but these casts have a strange beauty in themselves. Moments of truth are captured and they become frozen – speaking to us from a time and place […]
Steve Andrews is a Community Participation Worker for the Trust for Developing Communities. Steve has organised special visits to Encounters outside of our normal opening hours so that the wide variety of different artists’ work could be seen and discussed in a relaxed way.
Whilst Edgar was visiting Encounters earlier this month he kindly agreed to make a short video about himself and his work. You can see the paintings that he is discussing in his video in our Open House.
Recently Gaudi Este’s body of work was given its own exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Bogata. Her horses were too big to put in her suitcase! – but one of her sculptures of a dog is here as are two magnificant bronze statuettes. But, most importantly Gaudi is with us and, in […]
One of the great benefits of Encounters is that artists come to visit and they share their experience, artistic journeys and techniques. New for Encounters artists from South Korea came for the Opening Weekend of this year’s AOH and there were many discussions as they mingled with other artists. In the photograph below there is Mr […]
Following the successful art exhibition for the International Development Bank in Busan, South Korea, another show is starting. It is the BAMA – the ‘Busan art market affair’ and is especially for collectors and lovers of art, who have a rare chance to see, and buy, amongst other genres, modern Latin American work, including work from Encounters’ […]
One of the great things about the Busan exhibition was that very senior officials came to see works from Latin America. Several Ministers of State stopped in Encounters-on-the-Road and here a Minister is learning about the wonderful work of Edgar Sanchez, who will also be visiting Encounters Artists Open House in May and showing his […]
The Busan Exhibition has ended and Encounters-on-the-Road will be leaving Korea with warm memories and a much deeper appreciation of the Korean Art Scene. These comments were made by a local journalist! but we are not too sure what they mean !! 2015 미주개발은행 및 미주투자공사 연차총회(이하 ‘IDB-IIC 연차총회’)가 26일 개막했다. 29일까지 부산 벡스코에서 열리는 […]
Although the Busan event has been organised to delight visiting government officials and leading bankers from all parts of the World, many lovers of art also visit. The work of Edgar Sanchez always draws attention. It is easy to become lost in his way of expressing the strength and form of nature in his paintings […]
Gaudi Este’s extraordinary work was little known in Asia and it has proved to be a crowd-puller. This sculpture of a dog is both ordinary (many of us have dogs as a pet) and absolutely stunning. It evokes unexpected feelings and challenges the senses. Many people have come particularly to see this piece.
Jonidel Mendonza, who exhibited in Encounters during the May Festival last year shows some of his most recent work in Kellie Miller Arts Gallery.