CORDERO’s Paintings Remind Us That “The Eyes Are The Windows Of The Soul”

They say “the eyes are the windows of the soul” and the paintings of Floridian artist CORDERO confirm!  Her work is intensely emotive, not just because of her powerful, gestural brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and use of high contrast, but also because of the brilliant and captivating eyes of her figures.  This Fall/Winter, CORDERO is on the road again to Miami, New York, and Venice (Italy). Meet the artist on Saturday, November 14th from 7 – 10 pm and enjoy free refreshments and live music at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami/Wynwood. The exhibit, “Fusion XII~Infused” (Art Basel exhibition) runs through December 14th. If you are in the New York City area, you can see four of her portraits at the world renowned Agora Gallery’s  “Modalities of Expression” exhibition now through November 25th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some of CORDERO’s newest paintings and urges you to see them in person!

 

 

C   O   R   D   E   R   O

 

MEET THE ARTIST

Saturday, November 14th

7 – 10 pm

Free Refreshments  and Live Music

Art Fusion Galleries

3550 N. Miami Avenue    Miami, FL 33127

Gallery Hours:  M – Saturday  11 am – 6 pm

305.573.5730

 

 

 

 

CORDERO_Art Fusion Galleries Oct 2015 Gala Reception

CORDERO at Art Fusion Galleries Oct., 2015 Gala Reception

 

 

Blending realism with surrealism, CORDERO’s paintings are not portraits of actual people, but serve as representations of her own inner emotions and psychology. A talented sculptor as well as a painter, CORDERO approaches painting in a physical way, intuitively building layers of paint with a palette knife until an image emerges and “speaks” to her. It is then that she knows what the painting wants to say.

 

 

 

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“Shades of Gray” by CORDERO

 

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I create images in which the activity of ‘looking’ is a central, visual device,” CORDERO explains, adding that the deeply expressive eyes and emotive facial expressions are the hallmarks of her portraits, as they “beckon the viewer to see the true beauty that lies within the larger image.”

 

 

 

  • After spending the summer months working on her new paintings, this Fall/Winter, CORDERO takes to the road again to Miami, New York, and Venice. CORDERO’s works are on display now at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami/Wynwood, which is celebrating its 14th Anniversary in Miami/Wynwood with “Fusion XII~Infused” (Art Basel exhibition) through December 14th. And, if you are in the New York City area or planning a trip to the “Big Apple” we invite you to see four of her portraits at the world renowned Agora Gallery for the “Modalities of Expression” exhibition now through November 25th. Visit www.Agora-Gallery.com/ArtistPage/CORDERO.aspx

 

 

 

 

  • CORDERO’s artist profile will be among the artists featured in ArtisSpectrum Magazine, November issue, on store shelves by mid-November or you can visit the online version www.artisspectrum.com/magazine/34/#101

 

 

 

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“Something About You” by CORDERO

 

 

Painting stylish, contemporary portraits of women with expressive strokes of oil paint on canvas, CORDERO creates works that confront the viewer, portraits that stare directly outward with their enigmatic, complex eyes and gazes creating a subliminal dialogue. Each of CORDERO’S images becomes a stylized female face, rendered with exaggerated colors and dynamic color combinations. Voluptuous, vividly colored lips and carefully articulated eyes serve as points of focus on each canvas. Long strands of multicolored hair frame each carefully contoured, tangibly dimensional face.

 

 

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“Green Eyes” by CORDERO

 

 

 

CORDERO gives each woman well-defined features, cutting into light colors with saturated or dark pigments to create high cheek bones, arched eyebrows and flecks of colored light. When painting the faces, CORDERO is conveying her own soul and emotional experiences to the viewer. She paints intuitively, creating each work in tandem with her materials. Each larger than life painting has evolved from the artist’s assertive, playful nature.

 

 

 

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“Shades Of Gray #2” by CORDERO

 

 

 

An internationally acclaimed artist, CORDERO has shown her work worldwide, from New York to Miami, and in Paris at the Grand Palais for the annual “Art En Capital” exhibition held by the French Ministry of Culture & Communication. In February 2016, she will show her work at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti in Venice, Italy.

 

 

 

 

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“Violet” by CORDERO

 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

“For me, creating art is a transcendental experience where I connect with the creative energy of the Universe through meditation. My soul is my studio. It is in this quiet space that ideas and feelings meld together, then emerge as images filled with light, love, and beauty…

My paintings of women’s faces are an outward expression of my soul. They express the emotive and intuitive states of mind that I connect with, manifesting in the form of masterful and expressive strokes of oil color onto the blank white space of the canvas. It is my joy to evoke the Muse and its messages through highly gestural brushstrokes of soft and vibrant passages of oil color. There is no pre-conceived image in my mind. With each brushstroke and nuance of color the image soon emerges and ‘speaks’ to me. That’s when I discover what the image has to say…in a sense, it’s my ‘aha moment.’ And, sculpting faces for over 30 years has given me the ability to create the illusion of lifelike three-dimensionality and structure in my portraits. It’s my soulful journey to create beauty which connects emotionally with the viewer.”

 

 

For more information please contact:

leestanford2000@yahoo.com

 And Visit

www.artfusiongalleries.com

www.Agora-Gallery.com/ArtistPage/CORDERO.aspx

 

 

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CORDERO Returns to Miami after NYC and Paris Debuts

After a four week exhibition in New York City followed by a week in Paris at the Grand Palais for the French Ministry of Culture & Communication’s annual “Art En Capital” exhibition, internationally acclaimed figurative portrait artist “CORDERO” is back on terra firma for her first exhibit of 2015 at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami’s Wynwood Art District for their “Polychromatic Visions” exhibit January 2 – March 16th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and celebrates CORDERO’s return to our area! The Wynwood Art Walk takes place the same night, so this is a great opportunity to make an evening of dinner in Miami and fine art.

 

ART FUSION GALLERIES

INVITES YOU TO

“Polychromatic Visions”

by

CORDERO

 

 

Gala Opening Reception

Saturday, January 10th

7  –  11 PM

Live music and Refreshments

Art Fusion Galleries

3550 N Miami Avenue    Miami,FL   

(305) 573-5730)

 

 

 

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CORDERO in Paris, with her painting, “Reina Sofia”

 

 

CORDERO has been painting and sculpting for more than 30 years. Trained as an Alzheimer’s nurse, the artist turned her attention to painting. She’d come home and paint for hours as a release. She tells The Rickie Report, “I found that I loved color and that creating faces in sculpture led me to realize that I was drawn to creating faces with paint.”

 

"Le Coup D'oeil" by CORDERO

“Le Coup D’oeil” by CORDERO

 

William Braemer, director of Art Fusion Galleries, calls CORDERO’s works “brilliant.” Combining surrealistic aspects with realistic tendencies, CORDERO creates figurative portraits that are “whimsical and full of fantasy, yet there’s a sense where this fantasy becomes reality.” Braemer, who represents Cordero, says the artist is really someone that “collectors should want to consider”. Angela DiBello, executive director of the world-renowned Agora Gallery in New York City, calls CORDERO a “true artist whose captivating stylistic expression is unique and distinctively original.”

 

"Joie de Vivre" by CORDERO

“Joie de Vivre” by CORDERO

 

As elegant as they are compelling, each contemporary portrait features an elongated face with large, expressive eyes and a strong emphasis on elements of light and shadow.

 

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CORDERO and “Empress of the Sea”

 

Oil and mixed media are her mediums of choice. Loose, dramatic brushstrokes of vibrant color combinations lend texture and depth to each image and create a strong sense of emotive expression. Within her work, CORDERO seeks to capture the essence of the human spirit within her larger than life faces. Thus, the hallmarks of her portraits are the soulful eyes and expressive facial expressions of her subjects, which invite the viewer to look closer and behold the true beauty hidden within the larger image – perhaps even enabling them to forge an emotional connection. As CORDERO explains, “my portraits are intuitively and psychologically-stylized expressions of my soul.”

 

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“Haute Couture” by CORDERO

 

 

Based on recent sales, CORDERO’s work is resonating in a big way with her audiences. In fact, it was through her exposure at Art Fusion Galleries this past Spring that one of the “Art En Capital” show coordinators discovered CORDERO and invited her to exhibit in Paris.

 

 

"Empress of the Twilight" by CORDERO

“Empress of the Twilight” by CORDERO

 

 

The “Polychromatic Visions” exhibition at Art Fusion Galleries is particularly special for this artist. Beyond being her first show of the year, it features three of her grand scale paintings 72″ x 60″ including the two “queens: “Empress of the Sea” and “Empress of the Twilight” which will be accompanied by “Joie de Vivre” and “Le Coup D’oeil” (the glance)

 

 

CORDERO is represented by Art Fusion Galleries in Miami and Agora Gallery in New York City.  For more information please contact:  Art Fusion Galleries   3550 North Miami Avenue   Miami FL, 33127   Phone: (305) 573-5730   Fax: (305) 573-5769

http://www.artfusionartists.com/artist-profile.php?code=797&page=2

www.artfusionartists.com

or  info@artfusiongalleries.com

or

www.agora-gallery.com

http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/cordero.aspx

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

From South Africa to the US, Berenice Michelow’s Artistry Calls to All of Us

Berenice Michelow has an unusual approach to social realism.  The tension she creates in her paintings, between the seen and the unseen, forces viewers to extrapolate and become participants in the discussion her artwork elicits.  A native of South Africa, Berenice now lives in the U.S.  She is represented by Artblend Gallery in Fort Lauderdale as well as other galleries around the country.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share her work.  Today is Veteran’s Day. A day of Remembrance.  A day of consideration for those who fought to protect our freedoms.  We hope you will spend it contemplating the “bigger picture”. Berenice gives us that opportunity.  See you at Artblend on November 15th.

 

 

Berenice Michelow

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 15th

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

 2736 East Oakland Park Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

954-817-4893     info@artblend.com

Hours: 11am – 5pm   Monday-Friday

Saturday by Appointment   Sunday Closed    Other times by appointment

 

 

"World at War" by Berenice Michelow

“World at War” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

 

Berenice Michelow was born and educated in South Africa. She obtained her Fine Art Diploma at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, and studied further at London’s Central St. Martins College of Arts and Design. She taught for 20 years at the University of the Witwatersrand, External Studies Adult Education. Berenice currently lives and works in the United States.  her theme for 2014 is the “Strategic Moment in Time”.

 

 

 

 

"Pathways" by Berenice Michelow

“Pathways” by Berenice Michelow

 
Berenice Michelow’s emigration to the United States from her native South Africa in 2004 marked the beginning of the third phase in her career. The first featured her “protest” paintings, symbolic representations of Apartheid’s injustice. Works of the second phase were responses to the new South Africa’s evolving democracy. Her current phase features impressions of her adopted homeland and its “overwhelming patriotism.” Courtesy of http://www.blouinartinfo.com)

 

 

 

"Ladies in Waiting, The New South Africa"

“Ladies in Waiting, The New South Africa”

 

 

This overview doesn’t even hint at the versatility of Michelow’s artistry. Whether working on canvas or paper, with oils or pastels, in charcoal or 3D UV, Michelow’s technical mastery is self-evident, often evincing itself in an unfolding of photographic realism played out in the midst of otherworldly abstraction. Michelow has enjoyed decades of commercial success.

 

 

 

"Sibusisull, The New South Africa" by Berenice Michelow

“Sibusisull, The New South Africa” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

In 1979 she represented South Africa at the International Biennale in Valparaiso, Chile. To date she has had 27 private shows worldwide, and her work is held in such high-profile collections as that of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City.

 

 

"Free Spirits I" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits I” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

"Free Spirits II" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits II” by Berenice Michelow

"Free Spirits III" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits III” by Berenice Michelow

“She has an unusual approach to social realism, customized for each subject. Unconventional perspectives, the silky application of the paint, charcoal and pastel, and the deletion of orienting details are characteristic of her style.  This latter  method creates a palpable tension between what is seen and unseen, forcing the audience to extrapolate the message and participate in the act of creation.  Her works deal with a variety of modern ills, including poverty and social injustice, but do not linger in despair but rather display a hope for the future”, says Joyce Asper of the Agora Gallery in New York City.
"Leather Landscape" by Berenice Michelow

“Leather Landscape” by Berenice Michelow

“Bright transparent incandescent colors” are the starting point for Berenice Michelow’s new works. Blending photorealism with elements of emotive expressionism, Michelow paints colorful images that offer insight into the perspective of children who are free of responsibility and as yet unaware of the larger realities we all ultimately face in the “real world.” Her subjects will often be slightly blurred, as if overexposed to the light around them. But just like a photographer with an ability to manipulate exposure, she knows exactly how to pull a person or object out from its surroundings by depicting it in sharp focus against that glowing background. While bright shades dominate, the artist also demonstrates a striking ability to use shadows and an underlying sense of darkness to balance out the sunnier hues, giving her images an added degree of depth.
"Competition"  by Berenice Michelow

“Competition” by Berenice Michelow

Whether she is exploring the dynamic evolving democracy in New South Africa or her thoughts on life and patriotism in the United States, she has an impressive ability to make the world she depicts seem to shine from within.
"Flight" by Berenice Michelow

“Flight” by Berenice Michelow

 

Berenice Michelow has exhibited throughout South Africa, Europe and the United States.  Her artwork is included in a number of important private, corporate, and museum collections

 

For more information about Berenice’s artwork, please contact:

 

 

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