Saturday, March 26, 2022

Ian Cumberland


Ian Cumberland is an Irish visual artist. He was born in Banbridge. His work focuses on portraits with his paintings typically using oils as the primary media. He studied fine art at the University of Ulster. He has won several prizes, the most significant of which was the Davy Portrait Award in 2010. In 2019 and 2020 Cumberland deals in his work with increased commercialization, technological development and its effects on the individual. In doing so, he creates scenes that seem like a private snapshot and transport the viewer into a voyeuristic experience. He develops these by integrating his paintings into an installation consisting of audio and video works, neon light, sculptures and other plastic materials. Through this kind of deconstruction of his created sceneries he achieves a visual construction that alienates the human being within his culture, the influence of the mass media and data surveillance.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

In memory of Panayot Panayotov - Paneto

In German

During the rare moments when Pani was not working in his studio, we saw an engaging personality who was always up for a good conversation. He was a bon vivant with a well-filled glass of Bulgarian wine or a Rakia that he could always tell something about. He loved Bulgarian cuisine and culture. A real Burgundian, he told stories for hours on any subject. His opinion was always substantiated. We'll miss these moments. Lilly, Petia, Dolf and family in The Netherlands.