David Bowers was born in 1956 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from art school in Pittsburgh in 1979. He began working as a staff artist at various studios in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Two years later, David began teaching his craft at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he lectured for ten years and was honored as the Keynote Speaker for the Class of 2003.
Surrealism | Contemporary art
Surrealism, movement in visual art and literature, flourishing in Europe between World Wars I and II. The Surrealists sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and powerfully influenced by psychoanalysis, the Surrealists believed the rational mind repressed the power of the imagination, weighing it down with taboos. The word ‘surrealist’ (suggesting ‘beyond reality’) was coined by the French avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire in the preface to a play performed in 1917.
Paintings by Herman Smorenburg
Dutch painter Herman Smorenburg was born in Alkmaar on the seventh of June 1958. At an early age […]
Tomasz Alen Kopera was born in 1976 in Kożuchów, Poland. He attended the University of Technology in Wrocław, where he gained a degree in construction engineering. His artistic talent came to light in early childhood. Highly fascinated with human nature, the surrounding universe and all that is dark and mysterious, Kopera’s works demonstrate both a high degree in sensitivity as well as his desire to touch the subconscious by arousing a need to pause and contemplate in the spectator.
Roberto Ferri was born in Taranto, Italy in 1978. In 1996 he graduated from the “Lisippo” art high school in Taranto. He began studying painting on his own and, after moving in Rome in 1999, he embarked upon an in-depth analysis of antique painting, from the early sixteenth to the late nineteenth century.
Stanislav Plutenko was born in 1961 in Moscow. Stanislav Plutenko was fond of drawing and painting since childhood, but at the insistence of his parents he was educated as a turbine designer at the Moscow Automotive Institute , and later studied at the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts. Plekhanov , at the same time privately studying painting.
Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Dario started to sketch as a very young child. At the age of six, his talent for art was encouraged with the gift of a small set of watercolors from an uncle, himself a painter.