Alonso Rey Sanchez

Alonso Rey Sanchez

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The painter, Alonso Rey, (April 29, 1967 – January 30, 2017), was born in Lima, Peru. His father was a doctor and his mother was an artist. He grew up watching his mother paint, and from an early age he identified with the vocation.

 

Alonso studies at the Joe de Leon School of Graphic Design, but after two years he realized that painting was his passion. He entered the Escuela Nacional Superior Autonoma de Bellas Artes de Peru, Peru’s century old School of Fine Arts.

 

There, he learned the use of color and received the academic preparation to continue his journey of painting. “I am not fearful of expressing myself through my work. With each painting, I convince myself more that I was born to be an artist.”Alonso’s energetic and detailed brushwork and unabashed love of color is both painterly and expressionistic.

 

The artist offers us his emotions derived from his experiences in various periods of his life. His work is decidedly expressionistic in both his style and theme which makes his paintings interesting and announces the emergence of Alonso Rey as an artist to keep our eyes upon.
(bio composed by José Pivín)
 
Upon his passing, several of his works were acquired by Austin’s own Mexic-arte Museum
Emigrando
39½“ x 39½“
“Obelisco”
4-paneled mural at
Pedernales & E. 7th St, Austin, TX
Veronica Castillo

Veronica Castillo

Veronica Castillo

Veronica Castillo is a ceramic artist who crafts exquisitely detailed, brightly colored folk art objects using centuries-old methods and symbols. She is a member of the honored Castillo Orta folk art family of Izucar de Matamoros in Puebla, Mexico, renowned for its tree of life candelabras.

Politically aware and active, she incorporates many current social issues into her tree of life sculptures. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious NEA National Heritage Fellowship for her extraordinary work. Veronica Castillo has taught over 200 women of the Casita de Mujer Artes Cooperative in San Antonio, Texas, to shape clay by hand since 1994.  – Crafts in America

Arcadio Boyer

Arcadio Boyer

Arcadio boyer

Arcadio Boyer, born in Máncora, Peru (1945), now living in Lima, is one of the best known painters of Peru.  Boyer shapes with brush-strokes, spatula and a wide range rich in colors and texture, to express the way to see characters, landscapes, objects and situations on canvas, in a contemporary way that expresses its particular vision.  His work is in museums and private collections in Chile, Bolivia, Italia, Suiza, Holanda, Francia, España, the United States, Puerto Rico, and more. 

Pecan Street Festival’s executive producer Luis Zapata owns an original Boyer, which can be seen in Austin’s “weird home” tour and book
Instrumentos Coloridos
43×30
Four Vases
24×30

Mila Sketch

Mila Sketch

mila sketch

Mila Sketch is a professional modern award-winning artist, creating intricate fine art, digital design, and large-scale murals. In her art, she draws people’s attention to current topics of the time:  the city, nature, and their correlation. Sketch considers herself an environmental artist, emphasizing how important the “green and wild” is for our present and future, employing tiny details representing a global mechanism.

Sketch was born in 1985 in Russia’s extreme northwest port city Murmansk on the border with Norway and Finland. Her artworks have been exhibited worldwide since 2002.

Mila Sketch lives and creates in Austin, TX and has created art for Austin Parks Foundation, CLIF Bar, Google, SXSW Festival, Mazda USA, X-Games, Lifeproof, La Corsha Hospitality Group and many more. She was a semifinalist in the Bombay Sapphire Art competition at the Art on 5th Gallery, 2016-2017; in November 2016, Mila Sketch won the RideAustin mural contest; in June 2017, Mila won a Gold Award of Bastrop Art in Public Places in 2D Art Project; and in August 2017, Sketch was a finalist in the US Mint & NASA Apollo 11 Design National Competition. In October 2017, she placed first in the National Call for Design of the CAN’d Aid Foundation’s CANvas CANpaign. Her winning artwork is featured on one million cans of drinking water. Her art is currently exhibited at the People’s Gallery in Austin’s City Hall. Sketch recently won a mural bid for the Georgetown Art in Public Places Downtown Mural Project.

Next year, Mila will be creating an Austin–related mural in Angers, France.