Conceptual art Roberto Chabet

Roberto "Bobby" Rodríguez Chabet (March 29, 1937 - April 30, 2013) was an artist from the Philippines and widely acknowledged as the father of Philippine conceptual art.
Chabet studied architecture at the University of Santo Tomas where he graduated in 1961. He had his first solo exhibition at the Luz Gallery in the same year. He was the founding museum director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and served there as curator from 1967–1970. He initiated the first 13 Artists Awards, giving recognition to young artists whose works 'show a recentness, a turning away from the past and familiar modes of art-making'.
He led the 1970s conceptual art group called Shop 6 and taught for over 30 years at the UP College of Fine Arts, where he espoused an art practice that gave precedence to idea over form. Since the 1970s, he has been organizing landmark exhibitions featuring works by young artists.Chabet described his pieces as "creatures of memory" and himself as their "custodian." His works are the result of a process of unraveling of fixed notions about art and meaning. Highly allegorical, his drawings, collages, sculptures and installations question modernity. His works are meditations on space, the transitory nature of commonplace objects and the collisions that occur with their displacement.
Prolific and multifaceted, Chabet ventured into architecture, painting, printmaking, sculpture, stage designing, teaching, photography and writing.Wikipedia


Zbylut Grzywacz

Zbylut Grzywacz (June 4, 1939 – July 16, 2004) was a Polish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków with paintings in permanent collections of the National Museum in Kraków, Warsaw, Poznań, Gdańsk and Wrocław. Grzywacz took part in over a hundred Polish and international art exhibits, with around 40 one-man shows to his credi.Grzywacz studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and received his Master’s degree in 1963 in Emil Krcha atelier. He worked at the Academy as a teaching assistant in the Department of Painting since 1972 and in 1991 became a professor there. Interned during the martial law of 1981 Grzywacz was an active supporter of the dissident movement in communist Poland before the Revolutions of 1989.Wikipedia
 Painting mostly nudes and erotic paintings. Zbylut Grzywacz described his creative path, writing about himself in the third person:
    (…) after two decades of paintings that which did not please him, he decided to paint what he was most fond of. Therefore, as all men his age, he admired young woman and the naked female body become the main focus of each painting. The result is numerous sketches, drawings and paintings that each have a unique description.(

Polish Painting Józef Hałas

"Prof. Józef Hałas (born 1927 - died 2015) painter and pedagogue, representative of Polish contemporary art. Since his first individual exhibition in 1955, he has participated in over 300 expositions in Poland and abroad. The artist who promoted his creative delight about the nature and  interpretation of her originality in a unique way. He left a powerful collections, of more than 2,500 works - oil paintings, acrylic works on canvas and papers in gouache technique, watercolor, ink, and the immensity of his work has never been sufficiently shown. The artist was open to the world, courageous and uncompromising, participated in art world by inducting dialogue and combating marginalization, but also working on audience development to who Hałas directed his writings on art. The last two years of his life he has sacrificed to creations of large formats (2 m x 2 m), those canvases are the continuations of revolutionary painting ideas of the artist. They were presented on the last in Józef Hałas life exhibitions “Hałas 14 Młodość” held in mia ART GALLERY in Wroclaw in December "(


Stan Chaubet

I'm a french painter, 46 years old. I live on Provence on a small village since 6 years. I ve been travelling all my life long but now i ve decided to give the rest to the painting.
I guess that like others artists, i.m crazy and work night and day. 

Photo Collage Mila Smagliy

Color Field Howard Hodgkin

Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin (6 August 1932 – 9 March 2017) was a British painter and printmaker. His work is most often associated with abstraction.
Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin was born on 6 August 1932 in Hammersmith, London, the son of Eliot Hodgkin (1905–1973), a manager for the chemical company ICI and a noted amateur horticulturist, and his wife Katherine, a botanical illustrator. During the Second World War, Eliot Hodgkin was an RAF officer, rising to Wing Commander, and was assistant to Sefton Delmer in running his black propaganda campaign against Nazi Germany.His maternal grandfather Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart was a journalist, lawyer, MP and Lord Chief Justice; and the scientist Thomas Hodgkin was his great-great-grandfather's older brother.[5] Hodgkin was a cousin of the English still-life painter Eliot Hodgkin (1905–1987)
During the Second World War, Hodgkin was evacuated with his mother and sister to the USA, where they lived on Long Island, New York. On returning, he was educated at Eton College and then at Bryanston School in Dorset.He had decided on a career in art in early childhood and ran away from school to pursue this.
He studied at the Camberwell Art School and later at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham,where Edward Piper studied drawing under him.

 Hodgkin's first solo show was in London in 1962.
In 1980, Hodgkin was invited by John Hoyland to exhibit work as part of the Hayward Annual at the Hayward Gallery along with Gillian Ayres, Basil Beattie, Terry Setch, Anthony Caro, Patrick Caulfield, Ben Nicholson and others.
In 1984, Hodgkin represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, in 1985 he won the Turner Prize, and in 1992 he was knighted.
In 1995, Hodgkin printed the Venetian Views series, which depict the same view of Venice at four different times of day. Venice, Afternoon – one of the four prints – uses 16 sheets, or fragments, in a hugely complex printing process that creates a colourful, painterly effect. This piece was given to the Yale Centre of British Art in June 2006 by its Israeli family owners in order to complement the museum's already-impressive collection of Hodgkins.
In 2003, he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Companion of Honour. A major exhibition of his work was mounted at Tate Britain, London, in 2006. Also in 2006, The Independent declared him one of the 100 most influential gay people in Britain, as his work has helped many people express their emotions to others.

 In September 2010, Hodgkin and five other British artists, John Hoyland, John Walker, Ian Stephenson, Patrick Caulfield and R.B. Kitaj, were in an exhibition entitled The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art From the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie, at the Yale Center for British Art.
His prints were hand-painted etchings and he worked with the master printer Jack Shirreff at 107 Workshop.
A feature of his painting was that he made the frame intrinsic to the work " incorporated physically into the painting as part of its making, or created as an illusion to give definition to his subject.Wikipedia