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Domenic Besner

 

Domenic Besner

Domenic Besner is a well-known name in the artistic world. Like all his predecessors, he dedicated himself to his contemporary pictorial arts that depict human nature.

His Early Life

Searching for appealing shapes and colors as a profile for his world vision, Domenic Besner dedicated himself to painting. His paintings, filled with life and color, are inspired by his early education. At Algonquin College Besner received his first taste of formal training in Architecture. This early education molded his reflection of the city and the human dimensions and traditions that are necessary for survival.

Dominic Besner was born in 1965 in North Lancaster and graduated with an Architectural Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Montreal in 1992. He obtained a mindset, from his training at the University, which helped him to define aspects of his environment with a critical eye. The inspiration for his paintings also came from several encounters he had on the back streets of Montreal as well as from great masters of painting.

For several years, Besner devoted himself to painting and his uniqueness are quite evident in his delivery. To create intensity in his paintings, he uses finger technique and canvas scraping. Lovers of the art are mesmerized by the way Besner captures the world in a gaze. He creates characters that are like shadows of themselves and are not scared of their destiny.

Did You Know This?
At the age of 7 Domenic had a hot-air balloon experience that mark the beginning of his painting journey. This is what he said:

“The hot-air balloon shook me at 7 years old and has inspired my artwork ever since. The passing of time, the transitory, winds, the sandglasses of time and the fascination of imagining mysterious beings aboard that balloon.”

His Contribution to The Art Form
Between 2003 and 2007, Besner participated in several exhibitions in Montreal. Inspired by the exotic colors of Morocco, he did not hesitate to paint the series “Le Banquet de Nacarat” for an exhibition at the Venice Cadre Gallery. He continued contributing to the art world up to the time that he was designated a room at the Galerie V Tremont to permanently display his unique work.

Besner was busy up to 2012 taking part in group exhibitions throughout London, China, Mexico, USA, and Canada. He created several pieces for special events worldwide. For example, in 2013 he created a collective piece for fundraising presented by the quarterly event Transit Fall, Atelier Nicolas Ruel, Montreal (Canada).

Presently, his artistic creations are displayed in several art galleries. A visit to Onesimmo Fine Art in Palm Beach, Florida, will reveal several of Besner original mixed media on canvas, such as the Baltha de colle, and La Blanch.

Alex Kveton

Alex Kveton

Sculptor Alex Kveton obtained two different points of view from his mother and father that shaped his career. The mastery of the timeless artisan techniques came from his father, while his mother opened his eyes to the world of artistic imagination.
His Early Life: 
Alex Kveton was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in 1948 and graduated from the Technical School of Machinery Construction. He received his Master in Sculptures & Industrial Design from the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. At the Academy, Kveton was fascinated with metal which motivated him to create stainless steel and bronze sculptures. He also designed unique industrial equipment ranging from giant mining excavators to miniature medals.Not too long after his studies, he was appointed Artist-in-Residence at Vitkovice Steel.He also participated in a series of collective exhibitions the Czech Artists Association. He was in constant collaboration with Architects. One such collaboration was the installation of a creatively designed interior fountain for the Wedding Hall. This was where he discovered his passion for metal arts and crafts that later became his life-long work.Alex wanted to create large-scale sculptors, so after establishing himself in Czechoslovakia, he traveled to Austria in 1982. A year later he moved to New York where he became the Director of Art Division at one of the leading architectural metal fabricators. Although he created and exhibited his own art he still applied his talent and his expertise to deliver his clients’ vision.
His Contribution to The Art Form: 
Throughout North and South America, Europe and Russia, Alex’s contribution to the art form can be seen in several private and public collections. For instance, at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Atlanta Museum, there is a permanent display of a Porcupine Caribou 10 ft Corten-Steel structure. The Museum of Modern Art in New York also exhibits as part of a permanent collection of Architecture and Design “Titanium Algorithms Columns” that was designed and co-author by Alex Kveton.He also worked with some well-renowned artists. These artists include Bernard Venet, Robert Indiana, Larry Bell, and John Raimondi.Alex also made a name for himself with several patents and awards that he received. Some of them are: .
• United States Patent 6,640,605 B2, coauthor, Non-deformational bending of metal
• New York Foundation for the Art, Grand
• Marry O Fritchie Art Show, Best in Sculpture
• Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Best in Show
Where Are Alex Kveton Sculptures?
Alex Kveton’s curvaceous Bronze and stainless-steel sculptures are beautifully displayed at Onessimo Fine Art Gallery, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They are appreciated by customers for their uniqueness and unusual appearance. His sculptors are really inspiring. When asked about his inspiration behind his well-designed sculptors, he says:
“My inspiration comes from studying the nature around us. The intricate structure of a leaf, robustness of grass wind blowing through an open window, or moon reflecting in the water, all create the logical harmony of our nature’s building blocks.”