Connecting Through Photography

An Interview with Cesar Augusto

Born in 1969, Havana, Cuba, Cesar Augusto’s introduction to photography has been early through his father, a professional photographer himself. Throughout his teenage years he actively assisted and later worked for many of the studios in Havana. After graduating from Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba’s most prestigious art university, with a major in Motion Picture Directing, in 1994 Cesar embarked on his journey to explore motion pictures and subsequently full time photography.

Making Something out of Nothing

An Interview with Ann Weber

Through her art Ann Weber explores the ‘Infinite Possibilities’ helping the audience realise the ‘Miracles and Wonders’ of life that are encapsulated in her large cardboard sculptures. Artist in Residence, de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Artist in Residence, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California, 2010; Oberpfalzer Kunslerhaus Resident Artist Award, Schwandorf, Germany, 2007; winner of Public Art Award, Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network, Year in Review Ann Weber was born in Jackson, Michigan, 1950. An artist who reinvented herself from her early days of ceramics Ann Weber’s life is an example of what her favourite author Ann Pachett has to say in What Now, ‘Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected, how one decision leads you to another, how one twist of fate, good or bad, brings you to a door that later takes you to another door, which aided by several detours, long hallways and unforeseen stairwells, eventually puts you in the place you are now’.

The Human Mark

A Conversation with Adam S Doyle

Adam S Doyle transcends borders through his unique brushstrokes and vision. Born in Boston in 1975, Adam earned his BFA at The Rhode Island School of Design, with a year of study in Rome, and a decade later his MFA at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. From New York to Los Angeles to Cologne to New Zealand, and as far away as Hong Kong, his work is appreciated worldwide. Besides his fine art paintings he also receives much accolade for his illustrations, which recently included book covers such as ‘The Raven Boys’ and upcoming ‘The Scorpio Races’, his portrait of Barack Obama for MoveOn.org, and a contribution to the politically charged ‘52 Shades of Greed’ deck of playing cards.

Connecting with Memories

An Interview with Motoi Yamamoto

Born in 1966 Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan, Motoi Yamamoto was busy working at the local dockyard till 1988. A tragic loss of his sister Yuko at her prime, who was then suffering from brain cancer, made Motoi not only realise the fragility of life but also wonder at its instability. He resorted to creating installations with salt, an element which is a symbol of purification in Japan and also a common environmental factor from his days at dockyard. Through returning the salt to the sea at the end of every show Motoi continues to pay respect to his departed sister till date.

The Visual Language

A Tête–à–tête with Carlo Bernardini

Born in Viterbo, 1966, Carlo Bernardini, started his career in early 1990s with abstract paintings. During the first half of the same decade he also started researching with the 3rd dimension of his work. In 1996 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome for the XIIth Quadriennale the research saw successful fruition in the work carried out on a more than five-metre board, intervening with pigments and phosphor, creating visual duplicity, the hallmark of Carlo’s. He extensively started experimenting with optical fibre with installations at the Galleria Nazionale della Pilotta in Parma (1998), the environmental project in Reggio Emilia in the spectacular sixteenth-century location of the Chiostri di San Domenico (1999) and the great installation in Padova, realized in via Fiume, at the Palazzo della Ragione (2000). In 2002 Bernardini was invited to the XXth Triennale in Milan and to Sculpture Space, Utica (New York).

A two time winner of the Overseas Grantee award of the Pollock Krasner Foundation in New York Carlo also received grants in 2000, 2005 and 2010. He won the Targetti Art Light Collection White Sculpture award in 2002.

A resident of Milan, Carlo also teaches in the Multimedia Installations at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.