Pablo Armesto

(Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1970)

Born in Switzerland in 1970, Pablo Armesto frames his work within the context that goes from geometric abstraction to the most contemporary and experimental sculpture with all that this entails in relation to the study of the object in its three dimensions, its relationship with space and experimentation with different materials, such as LEDs, neons, cathodes and fiber optic, combined with wood and lacquered metals.

 

Since 2011 he has been part of the Marlborough Gallery with whom he has participated in international fairs such as Art Geneve and ARCO, as well as numerous individual and collective exhibitions.

Blake Ward

Blake Ward was born in Yellowknife in the North West Territories in Canada, then raised and educated in Edmonton, Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 1979.

 

In 1985 Blake moved to Paris to study under Cyril Heck with whom he learned traditional techniques of modeling figurative sculpture. When the opportunity arose for Blake to move closer to both his foundry and marble quarry, he opened his current studio in Monte Carlo in 1991.

Dimitar Lukanov

Dimitar Lukanov was born in 1969 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. An American citizen since 2003, he studied art on full scholarship in Paris and New York receiving his MFA from Columbia University in 1997.

 

Fluent in five languages, Dimitar Lukanov lives in Brooklyn and works in his studio in Schoharie County, New York. His monumental sculptures are exhibited through numerous countries.

Holger Eckstein

Holger Eckstein was born in 1952 in Cologne, Germany. He became interested in photography during his high school years and went on to study visual communications, photography and film at the University in Bielefeld. After graduating he opened a studio in Duesseldorf and began to establish himself as a fashion and advertising photographer. He  then moved to Milan and continued to work there, building his career for seven years.

 

His next move was to Paris, where he lived and worked for two years. For the past twelve years he has been living in New York and loves working in this exciting city where he continues to do lifestyle, fashion and advertising photography.

Jean-Baptiste Leroux

Born in 1949 in Touraine, Jean-Baptiste Leroux is, at very early age, inspired by the Val de Loire’s light as well as it’s architectural heritage. He then became, in 1978, the artistic director of Nikon Art Gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. From 1979 to 1989 he runs the Canon Art Gallery in Beaubourg sharing his passion for photography with his eldest Robert Doisneau, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lucien Clergue…

 

The encounter in 1985 in Courances en 1985 with owner Madame de Ganay, leads him to his first garden-photography exhibition which opens the way for the most prestigious properties in France and Europe (Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, les jardins des Grimaldi…) as well as King Mohammed VI of Morocco’s one.

Carlos Rolòn

Born in Chicago in 1970, Carlos Rolòn is known for his multi-disciplinary practice whose work employs a wide range of media to explore themes of craft, ritual, beauty, spirituality, identity and its relationship to art history and the institution. Born to a Puerto-Rican family, Rolón’s background allows the artist to explore personal ideas which directly deal with questions of inclusion, aspiration and cultural identity.

 

Often connecting childhood memories, the artist bore witness to the ways in which households have adapted to new American middle-class lifestyles with homes, walls and furniture adorned with ephemera of color, texture, patterns and items brought into the home to create a sense of longing. It is from here Rolón takes inspiration to produce a hybrid language of exuberant flora paintings.

Jan C. Schlegel

Born in Germany in 1965, Schlegel visited, since 1998, 61 countries, always in search of the distinctive beauty and variety of the people. The picture’s compositions, the highly contrasted play of light and shadow, the inner dynamics and the extraordinary perspectives, open a crack in the door of secret-treasures of this world that are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

 

Schlegel often stays several weeks with the tribes to get to know and understand its way of life. Step by step the photographer gains their trust, in order to make pictures in the desired nearness and intimacy. With his photographs Jan C. Schlegel gives us a glimpse on foreign cultures and allows us to discover something about the uniqueness of every single person.

Bosco Sodi

Born in Mexico City in 1970, Bosco Sodi is known for his richly textured, vividly colored large-scale paintings. Sodi has discovered an emotive power within the essential crudeness of the materials that he uses to execute his paintings. Focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers.

 

Sodi leaves many of his paintings untitled, with the intention of removing any predisposition or connection beyond the work’s immediate existence. Sodi’s influences range from l’art informel, looking to artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Jean Dubuffet, to master colorists such as Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and the bright hues of his native heritage.