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Gianluca Vidal was born in Venice on July 1, 1976. At the young age of 14 he started to work with glass at the Studio Vetreria DP, on the Island of Murano. Here he studied under the Glass Maestro Imperio Rossi. After two years he decided to move to the studio of Effetre International. As the youngest glass worker in the studio and under the tutelage of the masters at Effetre, Gianluca began to learn the most difficult glass techniques and his talent as a glass maker began to emerge.
Gianluca has worked over the years with many of the most important Glass Maestros on Murano; men like Afro Celotto, Silvano Molin, Luciano Pavanello, Giancarlo Tagliapietra and Dino Vio. It is in this period that his colleagues give him the nickname “Crema”, due to his natural ability to gracefully shape glass as a “cream”.
In 2000, while working at the Artistic Glass Factory Schiavon, he again has the opportunity to work with the great Maestro Afro Celotto, with whom he had also known at Effetre. One year later, after learning the techniques of filigrana, mosaics and tessere murrines, he decides to open a new studio with Afro Celotto and CarloTagliapietra. In 2009, when Afro Celotto left the studio, it gave Gianluca the chance to express his own talents and energy in his new collections.
14.5 x 11 x 5 Hand blown Murano glass
17 x 10 x 4.5 Hand blown Murano glass
19 x 9.5 x 4.5 Hand blown Murano glass
20 x 8.5 x 5 Hand blown Murano glass
17 x 8 x 4.5 Hand blown Murano glass
18.5 x 5 x 5 Hand blown glass
14 x 10.5 Hand blown glass
My work can usually be described as landscape. They are not literal
renderings of specific places but a starting point. From there I like to lay outthe composition spontaneously often on a black or colored ground. The forms of trees and shadows are then drawn usually with brush and paint. Generous color is then put down suggested more by imagination than by what my eye sees. The intense color making up the forms are often ( but not always ) unified by a strong outline.
Painters such as Kandinsky, Derain, Vlamink have been influences of mine, they all use color arrived at emotionally instead of from the actual observation of nature itself.
57 x 45 Oil on canvas
36 x 42 Oil on canvas
36 x 44 Oil on canvas
36 x 48 Oil on canvas
29 x 16 x 52 Ceramic
SOLD 20 x 20 Oil on canvas
50 x 31 Oil on canvas
Jim Vose is a native Minnesotan. He practiced corporate law for more than three decades in Minneapolis, while trying to find time for his avocations, painting and reading philosophy. As he wound down his law practice he became an evening student at The Atelier, in Minneapolis.The Atelier conducts a studio program for instruction in fine art, specifically teaching the techniques of classical realist painting. The founder of The Atelier, prominent American painter Richard Lack (1928-2009), was also one of the founders of the American classical realist movement. After a number of years as an evening student at The Atelier Jim became a full time painter.
Jim works principally in still life, using the methods and practices of classical realism. His paintings depict a broad range of objects, including, for example, flowers, musical instruments, hand tools, fruit, vegetables, and even, in one case, colorful bowties owned by a client. In his still life work he is inspired by Dutch and Spanish still life painters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Jim is particularly interested in the work of Spanish painters who produced so-called “bodegon” paintings—paintings depicting items of food (fruit, vegetables, fish, bread, and so on) and everyday objects connected with the preparation and consumption of food. In these paintings the artist challenges himself to discover the aesthetic qualities of ordinary “stuff.”
Beyond matters of technique and method, Jim finds still life painting to be a poetic exercise, and also a philosophic one, in the sense that still life is fertile ground on which to investigate the extent to which we impose meaning on the world, or instead extract meaning from it.
Jim often works on commission in order to meet his clients’ thematic interests, color schemes and size requirements (his work ranges from small six inch square pieces to larger pieces up to five feet wide), sometimes incorporating into his work objects that are of personal significance to the client.
Lemons, Jars and Jugs
15 x 30 Oil on canvas
Yellow and Blue
25 x 20 Oil on canvas
Trumpet and Lemons
20 x 30 Oil on canvas
Bowl of Onions
26 x 24 Oil on canvas
Squash, Beans and Onions
15 x 23 Oil on canvas
19 x 19 Oil on canvas
Black Eyed Susans
12 x 16 Oil on canvas
35 x 20 Oil on canvas
Sculptor Peter Zelle has worked with glass, clay and steel for 30 years. Explaining the early inspiration for his work, he recalls the wisdom of one of his teachers who suggested, “Living is the greatest art of all, and out of that comes the art product.” At 15, he witnessed the example of a creative life by observing his father’s great uncle, the sculptor/painter Peter Krasnow in his home and studio, then in his 90’s and still making new works and living creatively. Zelle had just begun working with clay, and at that point, he chose the direction for his own life.
After studying with Dale Chihuly at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Zelle earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. An apprenticeship with noted glass sculptor Howard Ben Tre prepared him for establishing Zelle Glass Studio in Minneapolis in 1992. Zelle’s list of public and private installations is lengthy, as is his list of commissioned works and gallery exhibitions across the country.