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BECARELLI’S ART PROJECT “ WAR AND PEACE - THE BEST OF “



On 18.12.2003 to 20.03.2004 in " Artdialogue " Art Gallery in the city of Sofia , BECARELLI COUNT DUSSI inaugurated his serial charity one-man exhibition. It is dedicated to the events of 11 September. There are few undertakings in the area of the modern art, which express to such an extent in such a stubborn and extremely picturesque way the state of the world.
I have the great pleasure to present to all art connoisseurs the new art-project " WAR AND PEACE - THE BEST OF " of BECARELLI - the visible and hidden side of this philosophical and social subject. Idea for the uncontrollable, destructive aggression of the war, opposed to the quiet humbleness and peace of person’s mind, bearing creativity and harmony. The exhibition influences as a whole – when it is thought over and undergone. There are moments of high decibels but also of peace and rest, having a lot of messages and questions – to everybody and personally to every one. About the pain, compassion, aggression, war between us and inside us. There are problems of universal and personal nature at the exposition. The questions are difficult – the answers are much more difficult because they are personally engaged.
Contrast in the contrast, colour in the colour, form in the form, these are the most general artistic factors, which characterize the new exhibition of The Artist BECARELLI. The internal vision of the author is marked by stable social and philosophical positions with regard to the world, person, mystic matters and gradating spatial borders between them. The pictures of BECARELLI depict the real state of the world, bear an extreme social force and reveal the author as a person having a wide-broad perimeter of thinking. The Artist BECARELLI is one of the few artists who preaches about the social significance of the art.BECARELLI is an Artist for whom the art is not only an aesthetic need but most of all a bearer of the fresh ideas in the society. Therefore his pictures hide an original cipher, which provokes the viewer towards spiritual intelligence and tolerance of principles.
BECARELLI’s backgrounds always gradate in the space, which the sketched forms impose to such an extent that a given exhibition composed of necessity by several pictures drawn together, which we hesitate to call “series”, because each one contains all the others and can be distinguished from them and will be regarded as a transition between ephemeral borders, covering one continuous big background. An impression provoked by the specific way of pictures handing and the often unexpected formats, which make the viewer move his regard constantly, put him in an exactly semi-momentary position, in order to percept more spontaneously the attitude of the picture to one bigger entity.
Whatever one say, not the series of different pictures’ formats produce this effect, it is contained in each one work but the fact that BECARELLI has always been working on a group of pictures should not be underestimated. Tracks shower the surface of the pictures. And these tracks are of different directions. They namely add dynamic character to the surface. They have nothing to do with the mechanical precision of the comb used by the cubists. In this case one large brush engraves in the paints multiple uneven fin tracks of different nuances. One specific tonality is being created below the regard. Sometimes these tracks are opposed to smooth surfaces, evenly laid colours, deletions, interruptions and hushes – a determined rhythm.
By the way the construction of the picture depends on the direction of the tracks, the unevenness of the material. According to the light, which falls and the place from where we are watching the pictures, some light surfaces look dark and on the contrary, but they are always in one and the same order or disorder, typical of each picture. The tension, equilibrium, and dynamic rhythm are present. The picture arises below the regard, even in the moment of the regard itself. The light is one of the basic elements in the work of The Artist BECARELLI. The artist draws without an easel, upright, the picture stands on the flooring itself, in full daylight. Upright in front of the picture this is a peculiar form of struggle with it. To catch the light, typical of the subject, regardless of whether there is a question of head or body, in order to underline it and for this purpose to give priority to the gesture. To add constantly, to scrape, to pile up in layers this resistant material, to emphasizes further on the colours without drawing attention to the time because the work connected with the picture could be renovated in every one moment and this could continue for years. Here the material nature itself of the picture surrounds you. In this way you create one entity saturated with rich power from simple elements.
The message of the exhibition and art-project " WAR AND PEACE - THE BEST OF " is:" The art should take its well-deserved place in the society. It not only reflects but also models the destiny ".
The pictures of BECARELLI represent an artistic provocation. Let tear away from the stereotypes of our time and take the infinite way of artistic discovery, where the peace and war, love and hatred direct their eternal questions with regard to the new interpretation and if there is something that we could expect from the artist, this is the realization of his great idea of raising the role of art and transforming the picture into an irreplaceable interlocutor for the modern person.

R.Carabella : Could one say that the simplicity goes together with certain strictness ?
BECARELLI : If in connection with some of these pictures we have connected in meaning simplicity with strictness, we had also talked about richness and sensuality. It depends on the viewer as well.

R.Carabella : Does one picture have need compulsorily of regard of the other, to meet with his/her sensuality ?

BECARELLI : The picture once exposed in front of the eyes starts its real life of a picture. And it will turn - first for me - into something different from what it has been before. The life of a picture is being determined by the others as well, those who have seen it.

BECARELLI COUNT DUSSI is one the few European artists who financed the established by him charity organization " St. Stefan " by the beauty of his works and by the funds obtained by his pictures’ sale.
On 1 March 1999 BECARELLI established " St. Stefan Foundation ". BECARELLI have reached to that idea after having though over the objective and nature of work that fulfill one complete spiritual, philosophical and materially established work.
Basic business activity of " St. Stefan Foundation " includes the following:
- to cooperate and support the education, culture, art;
- to cooperate and support the upbringing and education as well as the professional development and personal realization;
- to encourage the creative process, to cooperate for the achievements spreading in the area of education, culture and social activity;
- to cooperate for the establishments of conditions for education in charity, humanism and to cooperate for active international exchange and effective mutual activity in the area of action of the foundation;
- to cooperate for the discovery, encouragement and developments of new talents in the indicated areas.

The assessment of critics and public for ART - PROJECT " WAR AND PEACE - THE BEST " - as separate .


Rudy Carabella - Art Critic and Curator of “ Artdialogue Gallery “

E-mail : artdialogue@mail.bg


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MESSAGES,AGRESSIVE AND WARNING

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"War and Peace" is the name of the new independent exhibition of BECARELLI COUNT DUSSI , a young and undoubtedly talented artist.
The exhibition was presented in the City Fine Art Gallery of Burgas. It acts upon entirely ,thought over and lived through. There are moments of loud decibels, but also of silence and calmness, with lots of messages and questions. To all and personally to each one of us. About the pain, about the empathy , about the aggression - the war among us and inside us... Especially about the war inside us - against the spiritual emptiness and indifference. Against
the mediocrity, against the reluctance for change .And about the humane - that makes us active. About the peace inside us.
The works of BECARELLI are provocative as shape and colour. A pulsing expression reaching to aggression . Even to a crudeness, because the creative expression is almost instantaneous, like erupting. The paints are a lava formatting itself, calmly streaming or layer powerful. It brings a lot of emotionality and power - a modern and free form of expression. And also uncovering of the soul, that assumes and looks for the same in the audience. But it's a dialogue about the true sense of life and the reason for its grayness.
At The Exposition there is an interweaving of problems common to all mankind and of personal character. The questions are difficult ,but the answer are more difficult, because they too personally promising.
Through the activity of his foundation "St. Stefan" BECARELLI gives an answer to many of these gathered questions. He proves in an irrefutable way his position and human empathy. A lot of people have received his help and compassion and mostly faith in good. Faith in peace! Homes for old people ,orphanages - that is something that deserve to be supported, and for the finding a shelter here - to ask awkward questions. Many are mad for materiality- the questions are to them too. To help, to give a little joy to the downtrodden!... To feel the tears of joy and gratitude in their eyes. Not to lose the faith in good...In God.
Under the power of the talent he has, the artist lead himself by the inside pulsations -intention to express himself vividly, boldly. A necessity , that he can't live without it...The colours and the shapes are harsh and primary, but that is his power. Youth, energy and thought - merged in one.
That is The Artist BECARELLI , individual explosively , aggressive in his expression, without being a slave to stereotypes. He uncovers his soul, he asks questions, sometimes awkward. And he's waiting for an answer. Not for himself!
The titles of his works are the key to the essence of these messages - pictorial erupting. The square of the canvas is in dissonance with the expressive shape and the vivid coloring. Aggression and Peace in the World, inside us - with the pains, passions and victims - all that lives in his works. The message , coming from the title of the exhibition ,it seems to carry the idea itself: to defeat the evil, to have Peace.
To be the love - that God gave us for our existence of The Earth.


Yordas Petroni
"A Sea" - Magazine

Artist Exhibitions



EXPOSITION BIOGRAPHY OF BECARELLI COUNT DUSSI
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1.Group Exhibition: 15.03.-15.04.1996 "Art 3" Art Gallery - Valense,France
2.European painters in Grand Palais , Paris - 1997
3.Group Exhibition: 26.08.-27.09.1997 "Artotheque" Art Gallery - Annecy,France
5.12.06.-29.07.1998 "Art dialogue" Art Gallery - Sofia
6."Vallori" Art Gallery - Italia - 1998
7.Group Exhibition: 10.09.-22.10.1999 "Villa du Parc" - Annemasse,France
8.17.11.-06.12.1999 "Burgas" Art Gallery- the city of Burgas; ART PROJECT " THE SEA AS UNIVERSE "
9.Participation in Amsterdam Art fair 1999
10.Participation in Kunstmarkt � Dresden 1999
11.Group Exhibition: 2002 - "Contini Art Gallery" , Italia
12.04.08.-12.09.2000 - " Vitosha " Art Gallery,Sofia; Title: "Spring - Summer"
13.12.12.2000-12.02.2001 - "Vitosha" Art Gallery, the city of Sofia; Title: "Spiritual Messages"
14.10.01.- 31.01.2001 "Draka" Art Gallery,Sofia - ART PROJECT
" EXQUISITE WORLD "
15.21.04-31.09.2001 "Art forum" Art Gallery,Sofia - ART PROJECT "ARCADIA"
16.06.05-21.05.2001 - "Boyadzhiev" Art Gallery,Burgas - ART PROJECT " The Endless Way to the Top or the Style of Black "
17.Participation in Kunst RAI � Amsterdam 2001
18."Civille Art Gallery" SWEDEN- ART PROJECT "THE LIFE OF MEETINGS"
19. 15.04- 04.05.2002 � "Trud" Art Gallery,Sofia - ART PROJECT -
" VERTICAL FORMS "
20. Trilogy of exhibitions, demonstrating his art work under the slogan "Upwards"
- 07.05 - 27.05.2002 � "Seasons" Art Gallery,Sofia - ART PROJECT " The Endless Way to the Top or the Style of Black "
- 13.05 - 12.06.2002 � "Monitor" Art Gallery,Sofia - ART PROJECT " NEW EXPERIMENTS "
- 20.05 - 17.06.2002 "Draka" Art Gallery - ART PROJECT "ARCADIA "
21. 06.06.- 05.07.2002 - Bulgarian Centre of Culture in the city of Warsaw, Poland
22. 14.06.- 28.06.2002 � "Nesi" Art Gallery,Burgas - ART PROJECT " VERTICAL FORMS "
23. InterArt - France - 2002
24. 05.09 � 10.10.2002 � "Art Gallery of City of Burgas"
ART PROJECT " WAR AND PEACE "
25. Participation in International Art fair-Art Vienna 2002
26. Participation in " Art Rhino " - Art fair 2002
27. Participation in Aundree Levy International Art fair 2002
28.A.06.12 - 14.12 2003 - Participation in Biennale Internazionale dell Arte Contemporanea - Fortezza da Basso
29.B.15.04 - 17.05.2003 - ART PROGECT "LIVING IN A BOX" - 79 Art Gallery , Germany
30. 15.12.2003 - 19.03.2004 - "Art Forum" Art Gallery - Sofia - ART PROJECT - " WAR AND PEACE - THE BEST OF "
31. 12.06.2003 - 20.06.2004 - ART PROJECT " ART and HOME - ART TRAINING 3 " - HOTEL OF THE GOVERNMENT IN SUNY BEACH COMPLEX
32. 18.12.2003 - 20.03.2004 - ART PROJECT - " WAR AND PEACE - THE BEST OF " - "Art dialogue" Art Gallery
33. 20.12.2003 - 10.02 2004 - ART PROJECT " ART and HOME - ART TRAINING 1 " - "D'ARK" - Art Gallery- CITY OF BURGAS
34. 21.12.2003 - 10.03.2004 - ART PROJECT " ART and HOME - ART TRAINING 2 " - Art Saloon " Danysta " - Sofia
35. 11.02.2004 - 10.03.2004 - ART PROJECT " The Endless Way to the Top or the Style of Black " - City Art Gallery of Pomorie
36. 14.05.2004 - 10.06.2004 - ART PROJECT " NEW GENERATION " - Rasner Gallery , Sweden
37.21.10.2004 - 19.11.2004 - ART PROJECT "EXPLOSION OF ART" - Art-Domain Gallery Port Andratx Mallorca
38.03.02 - 10.03.2005 - Bochilli Art Gallery,Italy - ART PROJECT " NEW CONCEPTION "
39.NEXT EXHIBITION - GALLERY INTER ART, FINLAND


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PARTICIPATION IN ART COMMPETIONS:


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1.LEXMARK EUROPEAN ART PRIZE - 2002
2.INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST (IIAC-IIPC) - JAPAN - 2002
3.THE INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST - ARTDEPT AUSTRIA - 2001
4.HALPERT ART CONTEST - 2003
5.POETRY CONTEST - "THE LOVE IS ALL" - VARNA 2003
6.POETRY CONTEST - "THE GOLDEN CHAIN" - NEWSPAPER "TRUD" - 2003
7.GLOBAL ART PROJECT - 2004
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THE ART - AWARDS OF BECARELLI COUNT DUSSI :

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1." Art-Award " for The Project " WAR AND PACE " - " Sofia - Art Forum " 2002

2." Award 2001 for the best artist of the year " - " New Art " Foundation

3." Silver Art Award " from Kara Art - 2004

4." Golden Award " of WIAVAS - WORLD INDEPENDENT ALTERNATIVE VISUAL ART SOCIETY " World Artdialogue International " - 2004





RUDY CARABELLA - ART CRITIC AND ART MANAGER



Reviews for Becarelli Count Dussi:






1. INSIDE ART INTERNATIONAL - 2003 - http://www.cosmoworlds.com/

2. "24 Hours" - Newspaper - 1999 , 2000 , 2003

3. "A Sea" - Magazine - 2002

4. "Burgas – Today and Tomorrow" - Newspaper - 1999 , 2000 , 2002 , 2003 , 2004

5. "The Compass" - Newspaper - 1999 , 2000 , 2002 , 2003

6. "A Blacksea lighthouse" - Newspaper - 1999 , 2000 , 2002 , 2003

7. "Neftohimik" - Newspaper - 1999

9. "Factor" - Newspaper - 2003 , 2004


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THE INTERVIEWS :

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1. "GLOBE" - TV - 2000

2. "SKAT” - TV - 1999,2000,2002,2004

3. "CANAL - 0" - TV - 1999,2000,

4. "RENT" - TV - 1999,2000

5. "CANAL - 1" - 2000,2003

6. "GLARUS" - RADIO - 2000

7. "MAYA" - RADIO - 2000

8. "A SOUTH BEACH" - RADIO - 2000

9. "VESELINA" - RADIO - 2003

10."RTV" - 2004

11."M-SAT" - TV - 2004






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