“The peculiar artworks that Gonzalo Paramo created during his residency at ArtAmari in Crete in the fall of 2013, all inspired by tools and vessels used traditionally for the production of oil, seem to be in tune with the specific long-standing inquiries of his artistic expression: the search for the systems that develop between the designing and the material relations and the internal organization that sustains and brings them to life. The materials and tools he uses are simple – ‘primitive’, such as wooden surfaces, different sorts of paper, glue, rice paper, linos, acrylics, ink, cutters, chisel and rope, but it is exactly this material and gestural emphasis that characterizes his work that offers an elucidating example of the ways in which the mastery of his chosen artistic technique serves the successful materialization of his personal visions. The interdependence between the materials and the forms created is firm, as Continue reading
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Gonzalo designed a workshop for secondary school children. They each created an imaginary insect by things that were collected in the surrounding environment. © 2013-2023 artAmari Residency All Rights Reserved
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Gonzalo made works using techniques that were familiar to him, such as collage and embossing, but went on to explore new territories, such as using curving in the final work, rather than just as a means for embossing paper. He was fascinated by traditional, olive-oil production equipment which served as his inspiration for all of … Continue reading
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The turn up for the very first artAmari residency workshop was immense. Although there was initially a specific age group that it was addressed to, we all had to improvise when about thirty children of all ages appeared. Nevertheless, it was a big success and everyone left looking forward to the next one. Besides the … Continue reading
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Blanka worked mainly around Assomati School, which is an old farming school and an abandoned monastery. She focused on in situ works based on the idea of space and more specifically the corner, using light materials, such as pipe cleaners and straws. She would photograph them and be photograph with them and then remove them, … Continue reading
This unexpectedly chilly April we cannot wait for the warmth of May and with it of our first artist in residence, the amazing Blanka Amezkua!
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