Autumn 2017 selected resident artist…

…is Ruth Weigand from Germany. Her work examines both urban and natural landscapes, through the spaces, volumes, lines and forms that they consist of and their possible transformations. She uses variable media from sculpture (ceramics, wood, plaster andother sculptural material), to photography, collage and drawing.  She experiments with the characteristic restrictions of materials and often creates artworks oscillating between two different media. Thus a drawing does not necessarily appear as lines on a paper, but might show itself as a shadow on the wall or as a wooden construction which opens up into the space. Sculptural material can take a rather flat shape, however the motif of a photograph can also have a three-dimensional effect or turn into a sculpture.

Gonzalo Paramo’s work at artAmari by art historian V. Vayenou

“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