Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Picoas Plaza Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2009 November 30 - 2010 January 4

3rd Paradigm Exhibition
Artists: Alberto D'Assumpcao, Adrian Bayreuther,
Izabella Pavlushko and Olga Dmytrenko

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Visitors of the current exhibition of Adrian Bayreuther and Friends
(3rd Paradigm, in Frankfurt asked several times, what does it mean, cantilena. Here is my answer:

"In late medieval and early Renaissance music, term for certain vocal forms as they were known in the 15th century; also a musical texture used widely in both secular and sacred compositions of that century. Cantilena style is characterized by a predominant vocal top line supported by less complex and usually instrumental tenor and countertenor lines; it occurred both in homophonic, or chordal, music and inpolyphonic music having a contrapuntal (interwoven melody) texture."

"Cantilena was defined by the Flemish music theorist Johannes Tinctoris (1436–1511) as one of the smaller forms that usually treated love, although any subject was suitable. .."

In my Cantilena, you can find a "predominant top", white islands of oil paint, that are supported by less complex blue background. In terms of music described above, the focus of this painting is a visual expression of love feeling via cantilena style.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"A Long Way In Dunes", 18x24in(50x61cm), acrylic and oil on canvas, inspired by my memories of melodrama TV series

Долгая дорога в дюнах

created in 1980, USSR (Alois Brench, Latvia). It is a touching love story of Arthur, the son of a fisherman, and beautiful Marta. The magnificent music for the movie is written by
Ojars Raimonds Pauls:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Who: Design Studio Art Gallery, artdc Gallery, Cheryl Edwards studio

What: LUST…

When: February 14th, 2010

Where: Multiple galleries within the Arts District spanning from Hyattsville to dc

Why: In celebration of Valentine’s Day and to visually explore love & lust

Gallery Websites:

Addresses of Participating Galleries:

artdc Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Design Studio Art Gallery: 5702 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Cheryl Edwards Studio: 4303 Rhode Island Ave, Studio 215 Brentwood, MD 20722

“Lust…” is a new exhibit that will span multiple galleries and showcase works that depict many interpretations of love and lust. The opening reception is Sunday, February 14th, 2010 from 1pm-5pm. This will be an INCREDIBLE VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT for couples, friends, and patrons!

HYATTSVILLE, MD (01-29-10) – artdc Gallery, Design Studio Art Gallery, and Cheryl Edwards Studio will host this exhibit. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 1-5pm. The exhibit will run from February 8th – March 3rd 2010.

In collaboration with multiple Arts District galleries, we will work to create a movement in celebration of that wonderful time full of love. You know the day--February 14th! V-day. We will be developing a semi-all inclusive show that will be curated in one space, and then split between galleries. This movement goes beyond space limitations and activates the neighborhood through multiple gallery collaborations.

Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. There's an energy which drives us to fall in love. Philosophers, scientists, and artists study it. Lust is an intense craving for one’s lover and has been a tremendous force in the creation of art and spirit. Lust is joyful and painful at the same time. Dante

compared it to the sweeping force of a whirlwind with no hope of escape to cleanse your soul and purge your minds from desire. Lust controls many of us with muscle truck unstoppable force! We are exploring lustful creativity with a tremendous, ground-breaking show which crosses individual gallery barriers. As a group, each gallery director will assist in curating the show. We will then divide the work between our spaces. Lust will create a movement for the month of February!

The art will range from publicly accessible art PG-13 to much spicier concepts! This is not an erotic art show. We need to explore this unstoppable whirlwind of fear, need, anxiety, love, and desire. Lust and love move deeper than sex, it's power.


(Our new neighbors will be hosting events on the same day to boost energy and contribute to the overall excitement and spirit of creativity centered around LUST…)

art reactor: 5614 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781

VM Photography & Makeup Studio: 5700 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781


In celebration of Valentine’s Day and in conjunction with the theme for the LUST… exhibit, VM Photography & Makeup Studio will feature a delectable series of photographs titled “I AM SEXY.” The series features a 5 course meal that's a feast for your eyes! Projections also will be on display from photographer Yassine El Mansouri.


The art reactor contains a collective of Resident artists with the goal of bringing affordable art workshops to the Hyattsville area. The art reactor is a project of Fine Art Ventures, LLC. The art reactor’s major sponsors are EYA and Fine Art Ventures, LLC. The art reactor will provide a space which will create synergy between the resident artists and students which will aid in the expansion of creative energy.

A Newcomer to the Hyattsville Arts District, VM Photography & Makeup, is owned and operated by Violetta Markelou. Violetta is a talented commercial, editorial, and fashion photographer with extensive training in the fields of glamour, special effects and theatrical makeup for photography and film. She is self-taught in the areas of glamour/fashion makeup and makeup for photography. Her formal training in theatrical and special effects makeup and photography come from Montgomery College and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.