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Ars longa, vita brevis. In fact, I'd like to steal this painting. By appointment only.

_a cry of outrage. artist’s expression sanctioned. where is the freedom of expression? / renay elle morris.



The Date: July of 2021

The Venue: Ground floor of the Brancovenesc Palace / Bucharest, Romania

The Artist: HeadPainter, Genu Berlo

The Advisors: Ana Negoiță_ Curator, and Denisa Rad, Miruna Barcan_ Assistant Curators


The Work:

A new exhibition “Time Rush | Solo Show” was to be presented. The artist, Genu Berlo, and a host of supporters and guests were delighted to welcome Berlo, and enjoy the celebratory opening of his new works painted on canvas to champion the genius of his creative energy. Time Rush, as written by his curator Ana Negoiță, is a contemporary, recontextualized visual discourse about the painting and its valence. Genu Berlo channels the viewer’s perspective, by bringing to the surface the very “dermis” of the canvas, through the dialogue between texture, chromatic relations and graphism.


The Issue:

Without provocation, and scant of notice, the exhibition of the paintings, as Negoiță continues “...a neo-expressionist study filled with ancient characters, fantastic beings, gods and heroes from the old Sumer, Egypt, Inca, Machu Picchu, angels, and other biblical and mythological figures….”, was yanked from the venue. Closed. Astonishment followed. After all, the paintings passed the presiding committee and council voting process. What happened?

_so honored

 

Award winning photographer / graphic designer Renay Elle Morris, and my associate and editor of Arstler.com has won the cover image with "Eye to eye /window to the soul" of the Fall 2021 edition of the ANIMA MUNI ACADEMIA Art Magazine. Zita Vilutyle, is the Curator and Art Director of the 72 page publication. This, first issue of the magazine features a motif of artistic and  poetic symmetry that includes interviews, observations, intentions, and the signatures of a collective group of international individuals with a dedication to create visual images in various mediums. Each study offers and reflects themes that explore our global community which is enhanced by the flow of the editorial perspective in synergy with its amazing graphic concept_ inviting one to view a  grand scale presentation. 

 / by u gen ben


"Artists create and materialize their ideas in a variety of ways; bringing together different fields, talking not only about art, but also about real life..."     _Zita Vilutyte, Anima Mundi Academia