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WINTER WONDERS. News Letter from XPgallery /Prague.

Dear Mr.
The Winter Holiday Season coming soon.
We wish you inspiration, prosperity and many sunny days in the year 2022!
Switch the phone to silent. Take your devices off line. And now spoil yourself with  a dreamy gift selection guaranteed to make your Holiday heavenly.
Prepare to be amazed and make dreams come true with this season’s most wondrous gifts – art–unwrap the magic now.
We had some break in communication this year. 
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This is partly due to my contract with a large international platform, the French gallery Singulart. 
This fact inspires me, especially in the current circumstances of life, when exhibition activity has stopped for an indefinite period.
     Among other conditions of the contract, my new paintings are reserved for Singulart for two months after publication.
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However, all other paintings available for sale can be found on our XPgallery website:
    For you or someone you love, it has to be an inspired news:
We have 15% discount on all original artworks you'll find on the site till the 15th of January + free shipping at your address via regular post.
    Write to us and we will discuss all the details.
Don't miss out! 
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 Among other things here, in the album "Sunny Hours", you can see the main works from my new painting collection 2021:
Make your homes even more beautiful.
Live with art, it’s good for you!
 
Sincerely yours 
With Gratitude, 
Svetlana & Alexander
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Sunny Hours : the album of a new painting by Svetlana Kurmaz 2021.

Prepare to be amazed :

https://www.blurb.com/b/10939888-sunny-hours 

 

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The process.

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Artistic Mess.

What precedes the paintings…

 

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Priming Canvas. Video by ©Alexander Sokht

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Go back home, to well known roads, to perfect iconic pieces.

Some things are worth waiting for and, without a doubt, we think the arrival of an album with this artwork qualifies.  After 10 years, when this painting was purchased by a collector from Canada.

You can order the albums with your artworks here: https://www.blurb.com/user/zafir?fbclid=IwAR3i_VQzDN7pVPrgRN3XMfrysB0nr5_qpBR9QruPJtWtJaTT7zl0fi6tpo0

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Albums and table books.

Finally!
We have been planning to order albums with my collections for a long time, released by the XPgallery over the past 10 years.
So, we got all of them.
Albums can be ordered on Blurb or bought on Amazon.
 Yours XPgallery
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How we send art work.

More precisely: how we do the packaging and prepare the painting for the shipment:

1. They bought the picture. Hooray! Now we have to prepare the painting for the journey, having done everything in our power so that it arrives at the new home safely.

2. First: special acid free paper that protects the painting layer from plastic and creates an air gap.

3. Second: the actual packaging of the painting with bubble.  We add the Certificate now.

4.Third: cut out the upper and lower parts of the polystyrene box to size.

5. Then add the side pieces.

6. We strengthen the boxes with the work inside with reinforced tape, which creates additional protection.

7. At the end, we wrap the parcel in postal wrapping paper, write down the address, and then wrap it with plastic tape to protect the parcel from moisture, further strengthening it.

It's all. The package is ready. Fly, dear!

 

 

 

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Dive deeper into Svetlana Kurmaz beautiful œuvre.

When did you know you wanted to be an artist?

It may sound strange, but I remember exactly when I decided to become an artist. I was 17 years old.

In general I have always been drawing since I can remember. I have memories from my earliest childhood, as I attended a children’s art school for 4 years, which my grandmother assigned to me as an additional education. Still everyone in my family, including me, was convinced that I would study medicine and become a doctor.

I studied very well and easily and had the best possible grades. In my last year of school I announced that I wanted to be an artist. Of course everyone was very surprised to say the least. I remember clearly the moment of boundless joy when I drew a wall paper dedicated to a wonderful Russian poet. Alone in the big auditorium of the school I forgot about time and space. I was completely absorbed in the process. Later, I read about something similar, and that it has different names. But at that time I didn’t know anything about it, only that this moment defined my life.

I am very grateful that my family finally allowed me to make my choice in life. That’s when I attended the Faculty of Arts. After graduating from university I taught for 7 years drawing and composition at the Department of Drawing. After meeting my future husband, we both decided to be artists only.

Can you talk about your artistic influences and other artists you are most inspired by?

I studied art history and I am very grateful to my wonderful teachers. When I delved into the subject, I liked certain periods of art history: ancient art, medieval art and the Renaissance. As I developed as an artist, my tastes and preferences also changed. But something has remained the same. The Russian art of the Middle Ages. The geniuses of the Italian Renaissance from Florence-Masaccio over Pietro della Francesca and Giotto. I am very much drawn to the French art after the bourgeois revolutions especially Matisse; the German Expressionists of the 1930s, English illustration. The closest to me is Art Deco from which many of the author’s stylistic choices raise and develop.

 

Do you prefer to work alone or collaborate with others?

To be honest, I prefer to work alone. Even the company of my husband, whom I trust infinitely, sometimes interferes, confuses and distracts me. In the process of work, there comes such an important moment when one moves into another dimension. Then the course of time changes. You seem to become the co-author of the artwork. Then, as an artist, I have to keep up with what guides me. It requires inner silence and deep immersion. In a sense you are no longer alone.

*the second part will be published next week.

https://blog.singulart.com/en/2021/07/02/svetlana-kurmaz/

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