Cover voor Unicorn

The quarterly art review #9. 

Een mooie afsluiting van een magisch jaar met deze  cover voor de Unicorn.

Curator’s Note

“The 9th issue of Circle Quarterly Art Review includes 75 visual artists from around the globe working in a variety of styles and disciplines. When selecting the artworks for the pages of this issue, my goal was to provide a multiplicity of approaches of bold, distinctive pieces that each show a high level of technique, creativity and uniqueness. In synthesizing the selection to produce a cohesive anthology, I look for unity which may come from obvious harmonies in color, composition, media, concept or context, but most often I find balance in striking contrast. For me, the artworks in this issue could easily be a traveling exhibition or a personal collection that comprehensively describes the story of what art looks like today. I encourage the readers to visit each artist’s website to see more of their art and contact them directly to collect a piece. We often consider buying an artwork as an investment or for decoration, but as I see it, welcoming a piece that “spoke” to you into your home, will create a type of companionship that can deeply impact your daily mood and for years to come, the piece will continue to “speak” to you, saying something different every day.”

Art prize Caravaggio 2022

great master of art - kaat stieber

milaan, 20 april 2022

In een van de mooiste Italiaanse steden werd afgelopen week hét evenement van het jaar gevierd waar kunstenaars in een prachtige sfeer worden bekroond met een mooie kunstprijs.

Er was iets aan de hand op de achtergrond, ik wilde het niet delen totdat het echt gebeurde.

eerst zien, dan geloven is typisch Hollands. Nu ik mijn mooie prijs in handen heb, weet ik het zeker en kan ik het van de daken schreeuwen.

waarom ben ik zo blij met deze kunstprijs? Deze prijs is verbonden aan een van mijn grote helden aller tijden. Caravaggio is duidelijk een groot meester die ik al vele jaren bewonder. Dat mijn naam nu met deze grootheid wordt geassocieerd en grootmeester wordt genoemd, betekent veel voor mij. Een van de grootste complimenten ooit voor mij.

en nu?

nu ga ik hier van nagenieten en, zoals altijd, doorgaan met wat ik het allerliefste doe.

award ceremony in milan

Last week, the event of the year was celebrated in one of the most beautiful Italian cities, where artists are awarded a beautiful art prize in a beautiful atmosphere.

Something was going on in the background, I didn’t want to share it until it actually happened.

first seeing, then believing is typically Dutch. Now that I have my beautiful prize in my hands, I know for sure and can shout it from the rooftops.

why am i so happy with this art prize? This award is associated with one of my great heroes of all time. Caravaggio is clearly a great master whom I have admired for many years. That my name is now associated with this greatness and called Grand Master means a lot to me. One of the greatest compliments ever for me.

and now?

now I’m going to reminisce about this and, as always, continue doing what I love.

winning artwok

Lady Ibis 

The world is shaking to its foundations.

Man and nature get out of balance, a recurring theme of all times.

It seems it is in human nature not to learn from the past.

If we try to lose our natural connection to our means of communication, we will find ourselves connected forever.

If there is a forever.

lady ibis awarded

international prize caravaggio - great master of art 2022