Art News: Treasures From Budapest Exhibition & Morning Breathe, Fernando Chamarelli & Ekundayo Exhibit in London

27 Sep
2010

TREASURES FROM BUDAPEST: EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES FROM LEONARDO TO SCHIELE

The Treasures From Budapest exhibition showcases the breadth and wealth of one of the finest collections in Central Europe. It comprises works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, with additional key loans from the Hungarian National Gallery.

Egon Schiele, ‘Two Women Embracing’, 1915

The exhibition features over 200 works and includes paintings, drawings and sculpture from the early Renaissance to the twentieth century. Selected works by artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, El Greco, Rubens, Goya, Manet, Monet, Schiele, Gauguin and Picasso are on display, many of which have not previously been shown in the UK.

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, ‘Water-carrier’, c.1808-12

Paolo Veronese, ‘Portrait of a Man’, c. 1550

The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest houses the state collection of international art works in Hungary and includes the Esterházy collection, acquired by the Hungarian state in 1871. The collection began in the seventeenth century but expanded during the rule of Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy (1765 – 1833) who was responsible for developing the fine collection of Old Master paintings and drawings which will be showcased in the exhibition. One of the highlights of the exhibition will be Raphael’s ‘Virgin and Child with St John the Baptist’, 1508 (known as The Esterházy Madonna).

Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael, ‘Esterházy Madonna’, c.1507-08.

The exhibition runs through December 12, 2010 t the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

MORNING BREATHE, FERNANDO CHAMARELLI & EKUNDAYO EXHIBIT AT LONDON MILES GALLERY

London Miles Gallery presents a three person male group exhibition featuring all new artworks from over the Atlantic including  New York Based artist Morning Breath, Hawaiian artist Ekundayo and Brazilian artist Fernando Chamarelli. Each of whom compliment each other with their iconic and vivid imagery spanning from design to surrealism. Covering a wide  spectrum of career stages and maturity.

About Each Artist:

Morning Breath

Morning Breath is Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto. In 1996, the two worked together on skateboard designs at Think Skateboards in San Francisco. There, they discovered they had similar tastes and influences, many of which were associated with the late 70s and early 80s.

In 2002, Cunningham and Noto formalized their partnership with the creation of Morning Breath, a creative studio located in Brooklyn. Since Then, their collaborations have grown beyond skateboard graphics to include, music packaging, apparel, poster design and more. The two have also been part of many showings of their personal work.

Today, Doug and Jason split their creative energies and time between commercial and personal work.

Fernando Chamarelli

Fernando Chamarelli is a graphic designer, illustrator and visual artist. After initially drawing cartoons, caricatures and portraits he later became involved in street art and tattooing: it is by merging these different mediums that he creates his art.

Chamarelli lives in Brazil, a multicultural country of contrasts, many of which are reflected in his work.

Ekundayo

Ekundayo (Dayo) was born in Honolulu, Hi, in 1983 where he lived with his mother and father until the age of five when his mother and father could no longer get along. Ekundayo’s father snuck him out of the state without his mother’s knowledge, and for seven years Ekundayo and his father moved from place to place living a life on the run. Meanwhile in her desperate need to find her son, Ekundayo’s mother helped start Hawaii’s first clearing house for missing children. The life on the run ended in 1994 when his father moved to California with Ekundayo’s sister because his father was dying from cancer. In early 1995, Ekundayo’s father passed away from lung cancer; Ekundayo was eleven…

At the age of 13 Ekundayo discovered his love for art.  He attended Pierce College in Winetka, Ca, where he practiced his craft and worked on his portfolio until 2003 when he was accepted into Art Center College of Art and Design on a scholarship. He dropped out after completing his foundation courses in order to create his own path in the fine art world.

He combines both subversive graffiti aesthetics in combination with art-historical erudition using acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink and various carving techniques. Ekundayo’s work expresses the struggle of life and how those struggles and burdens can either inspire us to change in a constructive way or weigh us down by our own inability to change.

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