ARTROM Gallery is honored to have been asked by the New Zealand Embassy in Rome to represent them at this Festival in Teramo, in the visual arts section, with a solo exhibition of works by artist Clay Bodvin. ARTROM Gallery will curate the exhibition focussing on fourteen, 65 x 60cm archival inkjet-prints. From three different series groups - in which Clay Bodvin developed his 'photomedia painting' techniques - these ornate 'rooms' have something precious and inviting about them. Clay Bodvin has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2004 and ARTROM Gallery promotes their artists with a Gallery Portfolio.
Teramo Città Aperta al Mondo (City open to the World)
Via Nicola Palma 18, Teramo ITALY
Happening Culturale Internazionale, 4th Edition
“This is a festival which interweaves sports and culture, bringing
together young and old from every part of the world.
The idea and theme focusing on a message of peace, tolerance and the
desire to be open and share these ten days together. The consequence
revealing the ease in which people are capable of creating friendships and
a true desire to discover cultures other than their own. A wonderful
Rich, dense saturated primary colors serve a precise function; to model and exalt the objects presented, to enhance and justify them. Bodvin uses a collage approach of decorative motifs, at times of different scale, which is very effective in achieving ‘environment’, not of a specific space, but of a sense of place that is almost tangible.
His master is obviously Matisse, and Clay indeed learned his lessons well. The ornamental rhythmical lines of contrasting tints are a direct homage to the Fauvist painter. Bodvin's force is composition and he chooses an organizational harmony, of objects and the sensations they evoke, beyond perspective.
Also available will be a wide selection of smaller works of the same series. All of these are also available through ARTROM Gallery on-line.
Or view more of Clay Bodvin's works in his Premiere Portfolio
Artist: Clay Bodvin
Title: Serial Still Life I
Year Created: 2006
Width: 500 mm
Height: 500 mm
Depth: 1 mm
Edition Size: 6
Price: US$ 505