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I sign my work j3rny, playing with the phonetic coincidence of the word “journey” with the initial letter of my first name along with my last. It is fitting as in my work I capture moments of spiritual encounters or journeys. For me the most direct path to a spiritual encounter is through nature. So I depict portraits of the human figure interacting with the natural world, with plants, insects and animals. In recognizing the present moment and breathing in the magnitude and marvel of the simple elements of one’s everyday environment, we encounter ourselves and therefore the pulsating essence that inhabits and connects us. (more…)
Porruana resident in Oviedo for some years, Nieves González, has a degree in Fine Arts. She currently combines teaching with artistic creation, mainly focused on illustration and painting. Her work is inspired by Asturian tradition and culture, especially in the Llanisca area, where she grew up and where she feels most linked. (more…)
Mariana Duarte Santos is a visual artist from Lisbon, Portugal. She works in oil painting, drawing, printmaking and most recently mural paintings. The artist uses a figurative drawing with literary and cinematographic influences. She likes to deal with issues related to memory, collective identity and local histories. (more…)
We are excited to share with you images from the last mural painted by Polish artist Nespoon in Yffiniac, a charming village in the north of France, in Brittany. The inspiration was a Breton ceremonial shawl from the end of the 19th century, (more…)
This mural by Italian artist Alice Pasquini was dedicated to the city of Toronto and the College Street neighborhood while it is a partnership between the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, the College Promenade BIA and the City of Toronto. (more…)
This is a 21 metre tall depiction of a girl weaving a traditional Serbian rug, celebrating the work that women do, and also trying to highlight the cultural importance of textile arts – something that often is relegated to the pejorative area of “craft”! (more…)