Robert Steven Connett is a California artist who takes his current inspiration from biological forms — both flora and fauna, micro and macro, land and ocean dwelling — from which he generates new variations, as though he were painting with recombinant DNA. He is a masterful painter of other-worldly creatures harmoniously swimming along in complex dreamscapes. Intricate geometric patterns make up each new species, meticulously painted with illuminated detail.
Siemen Dijkstra (1968) is the authority in the field of color woodcuts. He makes use of the reduction method in which the image is cut out into a wooden plate, and for each printing run more wood is cut from the same plate. Appropriate to his perfectionism, he uses eight up to fifteen printings, each with a different color, which enables him to achieve his unequaled depth effect. (more…)
Federica Galli was a prominent figure in the art of engraving in Italy. She passed away on the 6th February 2009 and entrusted her artistic legacy to a Foundation bearing her name. This Foundation was set up on the 17th July 2010 in Milan and it pursues the objective of safeguarding the name and work of this artist who has left her mark on the Italian art history of the last fifty years. The Board is chaired by Lorenza Salamon (old and contemporay master prints expert), who operates alongside Flavio Arensi (critic and art director), Ivana Iotta (past curator of the Civic Museum of Cremona), Franco Grechi and Alberto Galli.