Congratulations to our artist Michele Mikesell on her successful selection and highlight of her amazing painting Arizona Tumbleweed for the Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Autum 2017 - Ad Campain. Michele's artwork will be highlighted all over London on billboards, Tube station ads, art fair catalogue and many other promotional materials.
"Technology and accessibility is what I also attribute to offering the most rewarding aspects of being an artist today. I enjoy making the object of a painting. From building the canvas to hanging a finished painting on the wall. It’s been done for hundreds of years and it hasn’t changed much. In my opinion - it’s one of the few things that you just can’t improve upon."
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DECORAZON is pleased to introduce our newest artists: Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos.
Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos was born in Athens, Greece on 1975. He studied painting and printmaking in the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he also received a postgraduate degree from the Digital Forms of Art programme. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Contributed to Babel and Mov magazines, worked with "9" & "Vivliothiki" magazines of the Eleftherotypia newspaper and as an illustrator in the Vima newspaper. He is the cover artist of the Athens Review of Books and he also is a freelance illustrator at the Dutch "De Groene Amsterdammer". His latest published books are "The Japanese 3" and "Talos". In 2003 he was commissioned by the Benaki Museum for a portrait of the benefactor Andonis Benakis and in 2004 his work became part of the museum's permanent collection.
Ed Smith was born in Naples, Italy, in 1959, and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He received his BFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MFA from City University of New York–Brooklyn College. His paintings are about the results of the clash that occurs where nature and man collide. In 1979, Smith was one of the original crew members of the conservation ship, The Sea Shepard. Environmental concerns have played an important role in his work ever since.
Oliver Flores was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1979. He graduated with honours from the School of Visual Arts in Guadalajara, Mexico. His work has been included in publications such as The Society of Illustrators and Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. His well-illustrated watercolours of animals often reflect the love and fragility of the animal kingdom. These animals are illustrated with sharp-defined silhouette and bold abstract colours.
Congratulations to artist Michele Mikesell on this amazing magazine cover and article. This publication is one of London's premier luxury magazines. This issue highlights "FEMALE PERSPECTIVE - Why it pays to invest in women artists" and "MICHELE MIKESELL'S Dark Side" pages 36-37. The cover image by Mikesell, titled Cannon Girl, was aquired recently by former Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza and her husband, congratulations.
In the spotlight with Yanna Darili features DECORAZON co-owner, MK Semos and her efforts to support Greek artists abroad through her art Gallery. This interview was made during the AAF New York - Fall 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.
Congratulations on this great interview and successful show.
DECORAZON is pleased to introduce our newest artists: Patsy McArthur, Ryder Richards and Yun Hee Lee.
Scottish artist, Patsy McArthur explores the graceful and powerful movement of people in her rich under water painted scenes. Her latest works, from very small ink studies to large oil paintings, convey a palpable sense of strength, freedom and suspension.
American artist, Ryder Richards, combines his passion for cultural community exchange and explores art through object making, with the subject matter often derived from his interest in the conflicts in cultural violence, information handling, and power distribution with subsequent voids.
YunHee Lee is rapidly becoming one of the most popular South Korean young ceramic artists. She creates exquisite hand-made ceramic sculptures. She has been resident artist at Clayarch Gimhae Museum. In 2013, the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale selected her as one of the 20 'Hot Rookies' artists, among other young global talents from China, USA, Germany, France and Spain. Lee creates narrative ceramic pieces inspired by literature and story telling. She uses both Western and Eastern influences, creating a style of her own that is striking, unique and undoubtedly contemporary.
THE GREEK FOUNDATION highlights Daniel Egnéus new series about a vibrant Athens - watch our page for new work coming soon!
Daniel Egnéus decided to do these drawings of Athens as a reaction to the city often being depicted in foreign press as a gruesome hellscape.
DECORAZONgallery Is proud to collaborate with the Belmont Hotel - Dallas and present the 2015 Gypset Art Series
A series of art exhibitions that focus on the priceless bohemian and glamorous international lifestyle that transcends borders and creates a “small world” that unites global creative ideas…
The Gypset Series - represents a cross-culture of wanderlust society that appreciates the local authenticity of remote and exotic towns – “Geography is the last line of defense against a world that is increasingly accessible.” AnotherMagazine
SCOPE ART FAIR - MIAMI 2014 HIGHLIGHTS
Congratulations to all of our featured artists at SCOPE MIAMI BEACH. Special thanks to VH1 and The Dean Collection curated by DJ Swizz Beats. For more information on the fair, please click on the following links and videos.
Congratulations to artist Rob Tarbell for his inclusion and video produced Installation Magazine
SCOPE Miami Beach in the Press
Read what the press has been saying about SCOPE Miami Beach 2014!
Record Breaker Rosie Emerson!
On Sunday August 3, 2014, Rosie Emerson broke the photography world record for the largest Cyanotype!
She created the world's largest cyanotype at 46.81 square meters! The image took just three minutes to expose in the sun after Emerson arranged an array of models and props on a light-sensitive canvas. The project was commissioned by the Hackney WickED Arts Festival in London. Decorazon artist, Rosie Emerson, has lived and worked in Hackney Wick, for the past 5 years.
Cyanotype printing was developed in the early 19th Century and used by engineers to reproduce notes and diagrams known as blue prints. Influenced by botanist Anna Atkins who brought this technique into photography, Emerson’s recent work has adapted the cyanotype technique and given her own modern spin.
Cyanotype photographs are produced by placing the object or a negative onto paper, which has been coated, in a UV light sensitive emulsion, the work exposes to the sun, the result is a deep Prussian blue photograph.
Congratulations to DECORAZON artist David E. Peterson for his selection to exhibit a J-CREW inspired installation featured during the AAF NYC 2013.
Decorazon Gallery is proud to announce partnership with Reel Destinations, an innovative digital media company focused at bringing favorite films & videos to life through art, unique design, boutique hotels and restaurants in inspiring locales the films were shot. Reel Destinations weaves design into everything, touching all the senses through – Film + Travel + Food + Music + Art + Architecture… read more.
David E. Peterson’s Surf Spot Series are featured this month in conjunction with “The Descendants”, shot on location in Honolulu, Hawaii!
Decorazon Gallery would like to honor our dear friend and artist Mark Wiener, who passed away September 29th, 2012. A great tragedy not only for those that love him, but for the art world. Mark Wiener was a brilliant painter, devoted partner, and genuinely caring individual. You were so passionate about Art & Life, continually fusing the two. We will miss the long talks. You will be incredibly missed by many, but your memory and artwork will be eternal. Here is one of our all-time favorite videos of Mark during his “Crossing Narratives” exhibition at Decorazon Dallas.
An exhibition of Outsider Art curated by Gus Kopriva of Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas & Dr. Vanessa Theodoropoulou of the Sorbonne
November 7, 2012 - January 15, 2013
Private View – Wednesday, November 7th, 6-8pm
The Athens School of Fine Art / 256 Peiraios Street / 182 33 Rentis Greece
Everyone at Decorazon Gallery wants to express their deepest sympathy for Bill Komodore, his family, and especially his beautiful and passionate wife, Shannon. You touched so many people, Bill, in your journey on this planet. Through your works of art, along with so many meaningful individual interactions, your memory will truly live on forever. A lover and believer in the idea of myth and fable, you will be remembered as a legend yourself. Our hope next time we are in the mountains of Arcadia, is that we see one of your painted suns or wild goats... and will without a doubt think of you
MK Semos and Hugo Garcia Urrutia are the current Artists-in-Residence at the Fairmont Hotel Dallas. They will occupy the studio on the "O" level until June 30. Studio Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11am-4pm. Contact MK, Hugo, or Erica Martinez for more information. Fairmont Dallas: 1717 North Akard Street.
DECORAZON is featured in an article about the Bishop Arts District, in the February 2010 issue of Texas Higways magazine. Click here to view the article in its entirey on a PDF file, or click the Texas Highways logo to the right to view the condensed online version.
MK Semos and Hugo G. Urrutia have been featured in Honey Magazine for their collaborative exhibition Crossing Bridges, currently showing in New York City.
FAREWELL SHOES FOR MR. BUSH - Call for Artists
- JIM SCHUTZE (Dallas Observer)
- BENITO HUERTA (UTA, Artlies Mag. Artist)
- ELISA JIMENEZ (Fashion Designer)
- PHILLIP COLLINS (Former Chief Curator: African American Museum, Dallas; Executive Director/CEO for the Memnosyne Foundation).
News Flash - We're on the Associated Press website (video)!
NBC: Dallas/Fort Worth
Dallas Underground Arts Examiner
Dallas Observer's online slideshow
Dallas Observer's Unfair Park blog
Dallas Observer's Unfair Park blog, take 2
Dallas Observer's Unfair Park blog, take 3 - with video!
Steven Rainwater's flickr set
In August 2007 - 2010, MK Semos + Hugo Garcia will participate in a summer camp for children with hemophilia, in Villahermosa, Mexico, and will organize art activities for the kids. Using photography, the day-to-day creative process of the "All For One + One For All" painting will be documented and shown in Mexico during this Summer Camp.