José Ostria Painter / Sucre ( 1924 - 2013 )
La Paz School of fine Arts(1943) – Studio of Juán Rimsa (1944-1948) - San Fernando Madrid School of Fine Arts
José Ostria started with natives themes and traditional techniques. Within the the painting itself, with spontaneity and necessary conviction, he goes through a very rich and very personal abstract period. Period which doesn’t deny his native themes, but actually transcends them through a different vision. After some years and with the same necessity and sponteneity in which he left the figurative expression, he returns to it enriching it with the technical ressources of the abstract.
José Ostria has had over a hundred exhibitions, not only in Paris – where he has been living for the last fifty years – France and Europe, but also throughout South America. He has also participated in biennials, festivals – he won the National Price in 1971 in the III International Paiting Festival of Cagnes-sur-Mer. He was also invited several times in the Sao Polo and La Havana Festivals.
His works are represented in numerous museums : Ville de Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, the Guggenheim Museum of New York, the National Museum of Montevideo and the Fine Arts museum of La Paz, Potosí and Sucre in Bolivia. He has many private collectors within France, Europe as well as South America.
Grandson of noted artist McKendree Robbins Long and reared in a family of artists, writers, professors, and university presidents, Long was as precocious in his artistic ability as he was eager to apply it. At 18, Long followed in his father’s footsteps to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Creative Writing under the guidance of his friend and advisor, Reynolds Price. Upon completing his University coursework, and at the insistence of his advisor, Long moved to New York to immerse himself in the study of fine art.
In NYC, Long became a member of the Art Students League of New York, studying under the guidance of such notable artists as Robert Beverly Hale and Frank Mason. Then, in 1969, Long preempted the draft by enlisting in theU.S. Marine Corps. He served just over two tours of duty in Vietnam as a Marine Corps Combat Officer; during his last tour he served as Commander of the Combat Art Team, and much of his work from that period is now on display at the Smithsonian Institute of Washington, D.C.
Upon leaving Vietnam, Long traveled to Florence, Italy to apprentice himself to internationally-renowned Maestro Pietro Annigoni. Long committed himself to Annigoni for almost eight years. His apprenticeship culminated in 1976, when he was awarded the prestigious Leonardo da Vinci International Art Award.
In 1984, Long moved to France, where, for the next 14 years, he split time between Paris and the Gard region of Provence. By the time of the move, Long had completed several frescoes in Italy – including a joint fresco with Annigoni and the only work by a non-Italian at the Abbey of Montecassino. These works set the stage for several major fresco projects in the U.S. (13 to this day), including a dome and the largest secular fresco in the United States.
In addition to his prolific fresco work, Long has had works in the Royal Academy as well as the Royal Portrait Society (London, UK). He has exhibited in Florence, London, Paris, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and is represented in major collections throughout Europe and the Americas. He has lived and worked in Europe for over thirty years and now divides his time between Europe and the United States.
In 2001, Long was awarded the coveted Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition (Classical America, New York, New York) by Philippe de Montebello (current and longest-serving Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art). Long is also included in the Art Renewal Center’s exclusive and Trademarked list of “Living Masters”.
Was born in Concepcion, Paraguay in 1960. In 1967 he moved with his family to live in Asuncion , Three years later moving to San Lorenzo .
He has developed the drawing during his first art experiences and this has deeply influenced his managing of the "clarooscuro" and the tone value scale of these paintings. Obsessed by the light of the "tenebristas" painters , Miranda has studies the works of Rembrantd, Caravaggio, Vermeer and the compositions of Sanchez Cotan and Giorgio Morandi.
With a pragmatic paintings , exploring deeper into the illusionist aspect of images, with a simple composition , Hernan Miranda not only seeks "Visual Effect" but also "Visual Affection" , with elements through which the viewer finds easy communication and at the same time stimulates his visual perception. Upon studying the form and color of the composition , the artist considers " light " as being the protagonist of the paintings .
At the present Miranda is developing the " Bi Realism" series, which consist of integrating the support (wood panel , fabric stamped, paper, etc) into the paintings , conserving the visual aesthetics while bringing together the real and the virtual reality .
From 1993 to 1997 , he taught painting at the "Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes " (National Fine Art School) of Asuncion -Paraguay . Since 1998 he teaches realistic painting at the private studio and gives seminars at many institutions of art.
He exhibited his art in Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, China, Colombia, Italy, France, Japan, Paraguay, Puerto Rico,United States of America y Uruguay.
In 1989 Hernan Miranda painted "La Santisima Trinidad" for the main altar of "Queen Of Apostles Catholic Church" , Alexandria, VA,-USA
Since early 2006 , it is based in the United States, where he continues to teach and develop his art.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, in 1945
He graduated from the University of Kansas. He has instructed Art in Universities, Community Colleges, High and Elementary Schools.
He is a multimedia artist. His main media is pewter combined with glass ceramics, other metal, and natural objects.
Michael has exhibited in Australia, Europe, South America, Unites States of America.
His creations are included in Museum and private collections of Australia, Europe, South America and United States of America.
Born in Asuncion, Paraguay in 1963.
He holds a Degree in Architecture and is a former professor of art at the School of Fine Art in Paraguay.
He exhibited his art work in Paraguay, USA, Holland, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Italy, Egypt, Germany, Argentina and Bolivia.
He is considered one of the most outstanding sculptors in Paraguay, where he designed and constructed several monumental public sculptures.
Born in Asuncion May 15, 1941. Russian father and a Paraguayan mother.
First exhibition in "Viejo Galpon " of the city of San Bernardino, Paraguay in January 1986 . He exhibited his art in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Spain, United States , Taiwan, Czech Republic, Mexico, Switzerland between others.-
** In his works Oil highlight the typical themes of our country, in its characteristic and unique style, are recognized landscapes, flowers and still lifes.
Graduate of the Higher Pedagogical Institute Jose Marti, Camaguey -Cuba
He graduated from San Alejandro Academy of Arts, Havana - Cuba
Graduated in the specialty of graphic design in South Florida Intitute of Technology, Miami -USA.
He taught at The House of Culture (Camaguey, Cuba), Art Instructors School (Camaguey, Cuba), Institute Jose Marti (Camaguey, Cuba)
He has had solo and group exhibitions in cultural centers and galleries in Cuba and Miami.
Currently it is based in Miami
Born in Tokyo, Japan. He lives and develops his art work in dowtown -Tokyo .
He was curator of important art projects in Japan since 1990 .
Kazz exhibits his work in Asia and Europe since 2005.
Born in Asuncion, Paraguay in 1984.
He lived in Iceland. He lives in Paraguay, where he has built up several social projects with his Art.
He also works in the fields of audiovisual, video production and film photography.