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Armando Alemdar Ara is an artist, art historian and co-founder of Neomodernism, the new art movement that espouses spiritual and aesthetic values in art. In the past six years there has been media and TV coverage on Armando’s work both as one of the creators of Neomodernism and as a painter. Armando’s pictures are in public collections, such as the National Centre of Culture, Macedonia, as well as private collections in the UK, the USA, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, and Macedonia.
1994 - Hyde Park Gallery, London UK
1995 - Cannes International Institute, Cannes, France
1995 – Alternative Art Gallery, London, UK
1997 - Art Encounter Gallery, Las Vegas, Colorado
1998 - Hatfield House, Hatfield, UK
1999- Art Share Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2000 - Terra Gallery, London, UK
2001 - Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK
2001 - 2004 - Idea Fine Art, London, UK
2005 – Holland Park Orangery, London, UK
2005 – Artful Eye Gallery, Connecticut, USA
2006/07 - Grahams Fine Art, London, UK
1995/06 - Da Vinci Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
1997 - National Centre of Culture, Skopye, Macedonia
1998 – Mo Vaan Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1998 - Art for All Gallery, Santa Ana, California
1999 – Unicorn Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
2000 - Terra Gallery, London, UK
2001 – Launch of Neomodernism, Idea Fine Art, London – New York
2001 - St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, UK
2001 - St James’ Church, London, UK
2002 - Idea Fine Art, London, UK
2003/2007 - GX Gallery, London, UK
2003-2005 - International Arts and Culture Correspondent – Interview Cultural Magazine, Skopye, Macedonia
Bonham’s, London, UK
Charity and Fundraising Work:
St Richard’s Hospital MRI Scanner Fund, Chichester, UK
King’s Hospital, Camberwell, UK
Charitable Fund for Saving Croatian Monuments (For Lady Beresford – Pierce)
Save the Children, UK
Neomodernism and Durand’s ‘Giordano Bruno Burning’ - New Acropolis Philosophical Association, London, UK
Art and Communication - South Eastern University of Macedonia, Tetovo, Macedonia
Dialectical Philosophy of Art - South Eastern University of Macedonia, Tetovo, Macedonia
Dialectical Aesthetics – Sussex University, Hove, UK
Neomodernism – St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, UK
About my artwork
In my art I aim to offer a clear vision that mirrors universal aspects of life. My imagery portrays an inner world in continuous movement. I always strive towards achieving a balance between the subjective and the objective. If abstract paintings are born out of figurative ones then in my work I like to make these two aspects of human duality approach one another in a mutual balance and unity. It is a revelation and discovery that I wish to portray to the world. I believe this is my own ‘evolution’ in a sense – towards the universal; the subjective towards the objective, towards the essence of ourselves. My art is a product of inward thoughts and ideas, but also I cherish the idea of ‘cultivated externality’. Perhaps this is the reason why I aim for my paintings to unfold universal beauty, but without completely renouncing the human element.
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.
Hi, your work certainly has a hint of surrealism, but it is not only that, its very original in style. My style has developed from realism to surrealism/futurism to abstraction, but I guess it is not pure abstraction, certainly not 'a blue sludge of paint on top a red background' type of abstraction, but an end result of a process.