Arso Ivanovich, Contemporary Fine Artist, Premiers Ebay Auction

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013

Finer Things Artists Network has worked all year developing and marketing Arso’s online portfolios and accounts to establish visibility and storefronts online to supplement his studio gallery business in Carlsbad.

The early years for Arso were dark and tempered with harsh reality, particularly for the tender ages. Digging within himself, Arso drew inspiration from this well of difficult experiences. The artist within was conceived, though it would be many years of development later before Arso would discover his niche in the fine arts. Somehow he was able to develop a hard-shell which allowed the creative artist to develop within a turbulent sea of dreams. With such a grim beginning its not hard to follow that a stout heart and a creative imagination would develop in such circumstances. While the focus of his early life was on survival, the artist was peeking through this shell, someday to emerge onto the international art scene with his daring uncommon perspective, and even more rare, his genius talent for communicating his wild and vibrant inspirations through the visual arts to the world.

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When Arso discovered his unique technique of crystallizing watercolors to resemble the icy panes of picturesque scenery from his earliest memories as a boy in Montenegro, he knew he was onto something big. After perfecting this technique with watercolor, Arso continued to push the creative envelope to the limit by mastering this crystallization technique in oil as well. To this day no other known artist uses this technique which has become Arso’s signature style since 1969 when he debuted in his first art exhibit in Milwaukee. Arso is sure to be a notable talent for generations of artists to come.

A buzz throughout the art community began with critics compelled by Arso’s work. He delivers a subliminal message to all who have lived through an ordeal, mastered, and triumphed the experience. He reminds all of us, that life though not always pleasant and pretty is nevertheless a fascinating and beautiful to contemplate illusion, each of us possessing a distinct perspective. A browse through Arso’s catalog of work over time shows an evolution from classical realism mastery to his own unique fanciful and transitory dreamscapes. Life is after all what we make of it consciously or not. A melding of influences from master artists preceding himself, Arso has compelled art critics to compare him to Cezanne, Klee, Picasso, Dali, Chagall, and Degas. His works extend from lithographs, watercolors, and oils to wood carvings and sculptures. Though artists and writers speculate, crystallization is a secret technique Arso guards jealously, at least until he believe’s he cannot push the limits of its creative potential further. We hope he’s at least written the secret formula and process down so he won’t take his secret to his grave. Show your support for Arso’s talent on SeeMe.

Arso’s artistic style has naturally developed over time. His early work is demonstrative of his mastery of the classical and renaissance periods. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo before coming to America in 1967. Already prepped at the Sarajevo Teacher Training Academy in Tulza, Arso received a Master of Arts degree at the University of Milwaukee and secured a position as an assistant professor of Fine Arts 2yrs later. He subsequently lectured at art schools and leagues for 6yrs to graduate art students from around the world before retiring to paint full-time. Additionally, Arso ran his own private artist tutoring for over 20yrs to students already graduate degreed in Fine Arts, several who took his private classes for over 5yrs including Welton Brady, Steve Horvat (impressionist), Harold Wilson, Chairman of Cardinal Streech College, WI, and Mary Becker. Join Arso’s professional network on Linkedin.

Today Arso’s original works sell for between $ 10,000-$ 95,000 depending on the size and the medium. Throughout his artistic career Arso’s collectors have acquired over $ 2 million dollars of his legacy with untold value in today’s market. Until recently, Arso’s works have been sold exclusively from his studio gallery in Carlsbad and select galleries internationally. Art enthusiasts and collectors alike will be pleased to learn Arso is now offering an exclusive selection of his finest works online at Finer Things Artists Network. Once a month a selection from Arso’s collection is available on auction at Ebay.

Arso’s first exhibits displaying his signature talents started in 1969 in local Milwaukee art shows, his fame quickly spread to the international art audience in the 70′s. He has been a solo exhibited artist over 2 dozen times as well as participated in over 3 dozen collective art shows internationally over the past 40yrs. Arso is a featured artist in over 160 published news and magazine articles internationally. 28 books and encyclopedic publications, including Arso’s monograph book of his collection published in 2012, including critiques and analysis by notable art critics through the years. Arso is registered in American Art Who’s Who 1995-2000 editions. Arso made TV appearance as featured artist in 1984, US Prime News as well as over 20 other television broadcasts internationally over the years. Also in 1984, at the New York World Art Expo the local presses chose Arso’s artistic technique as the most interesting of the event. See a complete discography of Arso’s career on Arso’s AskArt Studio online.

The Passion of Christ by Arso Ivanovich, oil on canvas, 42 x 53, on auction on Ebay!

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 27, 2014

Washington D.C. Fine Art Gallery, Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery, is thrilled to host the work of one of the worlds most talented living surrealists, Michael Cheval. The Gallery will showcase Chevals work during an open house and host a meet and greet Cider & Caramel Reception, November 7 to November 9. The reception and open house are free of charge, but the Gallery strongly recommends RSVP.

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Michael Cheval is the worlds leading contemporary artist, specializing in absurdists paintings, drawings, and portraits. Chevals art is well-known for its technical prowess, grandeur, and originality. He draws his inspiration from the styles of two Surrealists, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte.

Cheval defines absurdity as the reverse side of logic, It does not emerge from the dreams of surrealists, or the work of the subconscious. It is a game of imagination, where all ties are carefully chosen to construct a literary plot. Absurdity is a starting point of his creations, but his work is often metaphorical and each piece tells a unique story.

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(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. announced today the recent recruitment of renowned stained glass artist, Melissa Janda. Bringing 20 years of experience in the field of stained glass with her, Janda serves as the Art Department Manager and Senior Glass Painter at the studios location in Winona, Minnesota. Though Janda is adept at all aspects of stained glass production, her specialization is in glass painting, design and restoration work.

Before entering the world of stained glass, she received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she majored in Drawing with a minor in Illustration. Her professional experience with the craft first began in 1993 when she worked at Conrad Schmitt Studios. Janda then went on to work at Jaeger Studios before leaving to manage her own studio, Melissa Janda Studios in Chicago, Illinois and later Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for ten years while she subcontracted work as a glass painter.

During her time in Chicago she also worked for a handful of studios, including Curran Glass Studio, Regina Art Glass, Glass Art and Decorative Studio, Two Fish Art Glass, and others. In 2008, Janda returned to Conrad Schmitt Studios before relocating to Winona, Minnesota to manage Willet Hauser Architectural Glass Art Department.

Janda has a deep appreciation for the great traditions of stained glass.

I have one foot firmly planted in the rich past, with the other stepping forward into the future of contemporary innovations, she said.

In addition to her 20 years of experience, Janda offers Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. a dedicated spirit to the craft, in which she is constantly striving to learn new techniques through the participation in a multitude of workshops and classes.

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Originally founded in 1898 under the name of The Willet Stained Glass and Decorating Co., the nations leading stained glass window company known today as Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc., continues to design and restore beautiful stained glass window creations. Combining both timeless traditions and modern techniques to their craft, Willet Hausers works of art have been commissioned by prominent associations and organizations throughout the United States, including the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco and even West Point Military Academy. For more information, please visit call 800-533-3960.

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Click on or stop by the gallery at 216 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos, Calif. to see Michael Godards incredible art and take advantage of this limited time offer from Amour dArt.

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Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

Working seamlessly between mediums, from found objects such as doors, kitchen cabinets and wood panels unearthed in discarded rubble that he transforms into exquisite, if not remarkable works of beauty, to large canvasses, Brazilian-born artist, Eric Perna is a uniquely talented man. Technically considered an Outsider artist, since he was not formally trained, Pernas works, while hard to categorize fall generally into modern expressionism, meaning, he puts his own unique visual spin on the people, places, things, and objects portrayed in his work.

Born in 1975, and the second oldest in a family of 9, Pernas father was a sculptor and his mother a hair dresser. Creativity and expressionism was always around me, says Perna. Perna began painting in early 2000, while in his mid-20s, by 2005 he had produced hundreds of original works. Every single piece of art I ever created was bought instantly, says Perna, mostly by designers, decorators, architects for residential use and public displays.

His inspiration? Family, friends, acquaintances mother, father, wife, daughter, but theyd never know it as Pernas artistic interpretation exaggerates, stretches, distorts even the human anatomy and features – big heads, large eyes, short truncated bodies, exaggerated limbs, all add up to a signature style. A standing series in his collection he creates using children as his focus is called Pernias, mostly little girls, fashioned to a great degree after his own 7-year old daughter, Valentina, and are often seen with balloons.

This past year, many of his pieces were purchased by a collector in Delray Beach, Jeff Mustard, an advertising executive who is also an award-winning writer/producer/director. I fell in love with his work and recognized his rare talent and brilliance immediately, says Mustard. After a number of meetings with Perna Mustard proposed that he officially rep Perna, who is now his exclusive agent, which has led to Pernas first installation at a major gallery in Miami, Artopia (1753 NE 2nd ave., Miami, FL 33132).

With hundreds of art lovers in attendance, and with 14 paintings on display alongside world renowned masters, a major Miami art collector and high-profile restaurateur purchased a Perna piece for $ 5,000. The artwork, a large piece, 65 x 42 titled Pan, a depiction of Pernas father playing a mandolin size/style guitar is acrylic on a wood/door panel, is compelling, bold, playfully irreverent and distinctly Perna.

Pernas works vary in size and medium; from a 16 x 20 acrylic on canvass to a 76 x 27 acrylic on door frame. Each and every one of these is one-of-a-kind with prices ranging from $ 2,500 – $ 8,500. There are no prints, lithographs, serigraphs or Giclees, says Mustard, there is only one piece of art of everything he creates, making each and every one even more valuable and collectible.

With a number of private shows scheduled in the next few months, Pernas work will be featured in Artopia through Art Basel, serving as the worlds largest platform to present the exceptional works of Brazils latest emerging artist, Eric Perna.

Contact Info:

Jeff Mustard, Director, Florida Art Brokers | email: Director(at)FloridaArtBrokers(dot)com

Phone: 954.801.8263


Editors Note: A Media Center available for all credentialed journalists contains high resolution images of Perna’s currently available work and sold work. Here is the link: