Oils, acrylics, mixed, and other techniques, were used in the works that take part of an exhibition that opens today at the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum. These proposals were admitted to the International Painting Biennial of Guayaquil, organized by this institution.
This year _ the axis of the competition has focused on paying a tribute to woman, although the subject was free. “Most artists have poured into the woman theme, there are many abstract, realism, surrealist, magical realism wotks, but they all speak of the woman,” says Pablo Martinez, director of the museum.
It explains that the aim of this competition, in its fifth edition, is “to promote and disseminate” the work of young artists, especially of the most recent.
A total of 200 works from 21 countries (Asia, Europe and Latin America) entered this contest. Only 99 are part of the exhibition that will remain open until May 28.
The name of the winners of the first and second place ($ 10,000 and $ 5,000) will be announced at 19:00 tonight, in addition seven honorable mentions.
International nominees are: Fidel Castro Sinca with Mujer plegaria (Bolivia); Carlos Chavez Alvarado with Noli Me Tangere II (Peru); Oliver Lopez Rivera (Spain); Orlando Barroso González (Cuba); and Juan Carlos Zeballos with Womb for rent (Peru).
Among the Ecuadorian nominees are: Juan Caguana with Granny’s secret; Luis Quinde Tenecela with Amwae invaders (Tears of almost extinct ethnic groups); Jimmy Lara Gutierrez with Rhythm of history and Pedro Gavilanes Sellan with Skylight.
The opening ceremony will be held tonight at 20:00 PM.
The opening of the exhibition of the LEXA Technological Institute called Chromatic was held Wednesday nigh, February 17. This brought together the photographic works of the students of the photography and visual culture careers.
Students of the first, second, third and fifth cycle displayed their best photographic works in various artistic genres. They also received a diploma for their participation.
The exhibition will be open until February 18 at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum.
The Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum was filled with colors with the inauguration of the pictorial work of the Russian artist Larissa Oksman on Wednesday night, January 20.
In the presence of family and friends, the artist thanked bussinesman/philanthropist Alvaro Noboa, founder of the museum, and Pablo Martinez Rojas, its director, for promoting art as a real spectacle.
Oksman was born in of Baku, in Azerbaijan, former Soviet Union. But she has lived in Ecuador for 20 years and is a member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists of Pichincha. She said her favorite artist is Picasso.
She defines her style as a expressionist. “I would say postmodernism, because now everything merges.” “I listen to the music through colors.”