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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oscar Alvarez - July 14: 6 - 8pm

Oscar Alvarez
July 14 – September 11, 2010
Reception will be on Wednesday, July 14th, 6-8pm


"Its exciting to see the progress Oscar has made in his work. The first time I saw Oscars work , I think it was at the 2005 BMFA International art show back at the old building by the National Guard. I remember out of the hundreds of entries that were on the walls, his work for me stood out, I remember saying, that's something I would do, I really connected with it. I don't think I had met Oscar then.. It was at the Amigos Artistas first art in the Park and Galeria 409, when Oscars work started to evolve at least for me, I started noticing his paintings more and more. His work is surreal, complex, abstract, and at the same time erotic as it is morbid. Oscar is a great guy, an intellegent and sincere person, very noble, respectful and professional. I got a chance to meet him and got to know him through the several local exhibits he has participated and or attended. He is part of the local art community, a true painter who produces which is most important. Its exciting to see the BMFA supports the local growing talent, it truly is. I am looking forward to seeing this show as I know a lot of people are." gt

11 comments:

Mauricio Saenz said...

It's really great news to hear that Oscar is getting a show at the BMFA. I like his work and think will do a great exhibition. Congrats to him yet there are artists who are being forgotten....

Anonymous said...

He copied Manny Miranda

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Anonymous said...

Mauricio, only Mr. M. Clarks' $409Posse is allowed to exhibit at His gallery and at the B.M.o F. Arts.

Anonymous said...

Nowadays, Every body wants to Be an " Artist - Painter " with going to College. That's totally wrong.

Anonymous said...

What college did Van Gogh attend? I don't see Rembrandt's alma mater listed in any of his biographies. Where did Carravaggio study?
The fact that most of the best artists in Brownsville are self taught seems to reflect unfavorably on the quality of higher education here in the Valley.

Anonymous said...

says who?
Carravaggio: Trained in Milan under a master who had himself trained under Titian, Caravaggio moved to Rome in his early 20s.

Van Gogh traveled to Paris in March 1886 to study at Fernand Cormon's studio, where he shared Theo's Rue Laval apartment on Montmartre.
During his stay in Paris, he collected Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. His interest in such works date to his 1885 stay in Antwerp when he used them to decorate the walls of his studio. He collected hundreds of prints, and they can be seen in the backgrounds of several of his paintings.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Portrait of Vincent van Gogh (1887), pastel drawing, Van Gogh MuseumFor months, Van Gogh worked at Cormon's studio where he frequented the circle of the British-Australian artist John Peter Russell,[72] and he met fellow students like Émile Bernard, Louis Anquetin, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who created a portrait of Van Gogh with pastel. The group used to meet at the paint store run by Julien "Père" Tanguy, which was at that time the only place to view works by Paul Cézanne. He would have had easy access to Impressionist works in Paris at the time. In 1886, two large vanguard exhibitions were staged. In these shows Neo-Impressionism made its first appearance—works of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac were the talk of the town. Though Theo, too, kept a stock of Impressionist paintings in his gallery on Boulevard Montmarte—by artists including Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro—Vincent seemingly had problems acknowledging developments in how artists view and paint their subject matter.[73] Conflicts arose, and at the end of 1886 Theo found shared life with Vincent "almost unbearable". By the spring of 1887 they had made peace.

He then moved to Asnières where he became acquainted with Signac. With his friend Emile Bernard, who lived with his parents in Asnières, he adopted elements of pointillism, whereby many small dots are applied to the canvas to give an optical blend of hues when seen from a distance. The theory behind this style stresses the value of complementary colors[74]—including blue and orange—which form vibrant contrasts and enhance each other when juxtaposed.[75]

In November 1887, Theo and Vincent met and befriended Paul Gauguin who had just arrived in Paris.[76] Towards the end of the year, Van Gogh arranged an exhibition of paintings by himself, Bernard, Anquetin, and probably Toulouse-Lautrec in the Restaurant du Chalet on Montmartre. There Bernard and Anquetin sold their first paintings, and Van Gogh exchanged work with Gauguin who soon departed to Pont-Aven. Discussions on art, artists and their social situations that started during this exhibition continued and expanded to include visitors to the show like Pissarro and his son Lucien, Signac and Seurat. Finally in February 1888, feeling worn out from life in Paris, he left, having painted over 200 paintings during his two years in the city. Only hours before his departure, accompanied by Theo, he paid his first and only visit to Seurat in his atelier.[77]

Rembrandt[6] Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, the Netherlands. He was the ninth child born to Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck.[7] His family was quite well-to-do; his father was a miller and his mother was a baker's daughter. As a boy he attended Latin school and was enrolled at the University of Leiden, although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting; he was soon apprenticed to a Leiden history painter, Jacob van Swanenburgh, with whom he spent three years. After a brief but important apprenticeship of six months with the famous painter Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden in 1624 or 1625, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens.

...so go to school and learn something...how about art history.

Anonymous said...

Why don't I just look everything up on Wikipedia and save tuition money? Just like you just did. Did any of those guys have a BFA? An MFA? What kind of degree do you have hanging on the wall of your studio? Or should I say garage?
"Nowadays Everybody wants to be an artist painter with going to college. That's totally wrong."
Nowadays every jerk with a keyboard wants to be an art critic, even if he can't write in Spanish or English, and that's totally cool?
Why don't you use footnotes next time you crib your thesis? It helps one avoid charges of plagiarism.

Anonymous said...

Oscarito Alvarez = Joan Miro meets Pablo Picasso....A la Waldenbook's Style.
" See if I can fool The naive and ignorant ,poor people of the Rancho Grande Valley !!!"

Anonymous said...

Oh ok........

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