disfruta* beautiful

Friday, October 22, 2010

Miguel Paredes

Miguel Paredes is a painter. He is a sculptor and a multi-media artist. He is a muralist and underground graffiti tagger who at the age of thirteen worked the tunnels and school yards of his native New York under the moniker MIST. He is a Hip-hop and Anime fuelled digital pioneer who integrates the spirit of urban America with a distinctly Latin American flavor. He is a creator of collectible toys, an inventor, a chef and a business entrepreneur. He is a dissembler of new ideas, a charismatic and spontaneous creator who works harder than everyone around him to turn up the volume and re-enchant the possible. Miguel Paredes is the shape of his life experiences and it has made him a more powerful force than any singular effect ever could.

Paredes draws the viewer into a never ending interaction with the canvas immersing the viewer in a phenomenal visual experience as well as a rich inner journey about Time and memory. Paredes paints magnificent images that create an atmosphere of questioning and mystery and once engaged it is almost impossible to stop looking, to stop seeing the many subtleties, the slang, and the authentic force of his accomplishments as a painter. Paredes is deeply interested in how he can help information and knowledge flow from one generation to another and his solutions are always creative, novel and hip.

Info from : http://frankievelez.net/?page_id=6#

Fernando Mora

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in October 15, 1978, Fernando quickly found himself drawing comic book heroes. At around the age of six his parents enrolled him in “La Academia of Andie Bueso” where he got an opportunity learn under the wing of renowned Puertorican Artist the late Andres Bueso . Andres Bueso gave him a scholarship were Fernando would work off his classes teaching younger students, this when on for several years in which time Fernando was learning skills in all types of dry media.

In 1998 Fernando left the island to go study at Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida where he got a BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts) and a minor in Illustration during his time there Fernando explored the great and endless possibilities of mixed media and really honed his skill in drawing and illustration.

In 2002 taking a leap of faith, he decided to start exploring the world of painting and hasn’t looked back since. Submerging himself in the female figure, the artist has developed his style quickly in a number of different wet and mixed Medias.

His inventory includes around 210 pieces which are all sold. Among his clients are; Tego Calderon (hip hop singer, composer), Silverio Perez (comedian, TV personality), Tommy Torres (singer, composer), Pedro Toledo (chief superintendent of PR Police Dpt.), Soraya Sanchez (executive producer Anda pa’l Cara), Carlos Fortuno, (owner of Music Xpress), Paco Lopez (Wisin & Yandel producer)

* Amo el feel robótico / caricatura de Fernando Mora ! Enjoy ART OF MORA.

For more : http://www.artofmora.com/portal/

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Roque Félix ! ... no Rockefeller .

Linda tarde de paseo a la Zona Colonial para una tazita de café en "La Cafetera"...

El número 253 de la calle El Conde, en el corazón de la Zona Colonial, ha sido desde 1929 refugio de bohemios, artistas plásticos, hombres de letras y futuros personajes importantes de la sociedad dominicana.

El café más antiguo de la ciudad, el mismo lugar al que llega todos los días don Roque Félix a disfrutar de aromas y sabores que no cambian, eso asegura, con el paso de los años. Y créalo si él lo dice: Hace ya 57 años que no falta a esta cita diaria.

Para más info sobre "La Cafetera" : http://www.tuaventura.org/node/165