greek bird oil eric bourdon
 

Greek bird oiled by the Holding Company
 
And this is my second painting made with Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors, for an exhibition of 20x20cm works at the end of the year in Marseille…
 
© Eric Bourdon

 

“Cobra is the new generation of oil colours of Royal Talens. A fantastic line of water mixable colours for which you no longer need any hazardous solvents. Not only is this therefore better for your health, but you also have the freedom to paint wherever you want. And all this without having to surrender any quality.”

 

George Vamvakidis and Stathis Panagoulis of The Breeder Athens
 

George Vamvakidis and Stathis Panagoulis of The Breeder, Athens.
Photo: via artnet.com

 

“The art market is basically dead right now in Athens,” said George Vamvakidis in a telephone interview. Vamvakidis is a co-founder of The Breeder, a successful gallery that specialized in Greek contemporary artists and is known on the international art fair circuit. “The state is unable to fund the arts and the private collectors, the biggest ones, choose not to support the local market. So as a result almost every single commercial gallery of our generation has closed its doors.”

[…]

The upshot of the crisis, according to some of the dealers, is that it has caused something of a renaissance in the country. [Artist Dimitra] Vamiali said the crisis became “an inspirational turning point for many artists.” Vamvakidis said that artists are “liberated from the forces of the market” and for this reason Athens has become something of a creative hub because of the resultant creative energy and the low cost of living. “Artists that are working under those circumstances – who have the balls to produce work that is totally unconventional,” said Vamvakidis, “are producing really brave work.”

 
Full article here : Greek Art Dealers Tell Us How to Run a Gallery in Athens On 60 Euros A Day by Rozalia Jovanovic and Eileen Kinsella, July 10, 2015
 

Debt profundis

2015/07/10 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


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Debt profundis
 
The first of two paintings made with Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors, for an exhibition of 20x20cm works at the end of the year in Marseille…
 
© Eric Bourdon

Greece Bailout Graffiti Nein
 

Protests aren’t just limited to demonstrations […] Some have taken a quiet yet bold and defiant stance, using enormous and pointed pieces of street art to vent their frustration with the EU and Greek government. The pieces range from murals on partially collapsed buildings to sweeping wheat pastes spanning multiple building stories. In bright color and striking drawings, they demonstrate the difficulties facing the Greek people.

Greece’s gorgeous street art shows anger about bailouts
by Dustin Drankoski (June 29)

 
Photo : A man walks past a graffiti made by street artist N_Grams that read ”NO” in German but also ”YES, IN” in Greek language in Athens, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. (Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press)

CARNICA

2015/07/08 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


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CARNICA
Acrylic painting on linen canvas
A title between carn-ivore, carn-age, and Guernica…
28.74 x 23.62” / 73 x 60 cm
*** 2015 ***
 
© Eric Bourdon

where to start 
     “No one is a prophet in their own land” is a well known popular expression. As an artist struggling to exhibit your work, you could also think “No one is an artist in their own land”. Alan Bamberger defends an opposite – or complementary – view :

A: Many artists believe that all they have to do to get known is to show their art in major national or international art centers, and somehow some way, collectors will discover and appreciate it immediately. Continuing with this magical thinking, they fantasize that the exposure will result in instant recognition, a steady stream of sales, and the beginning of a great career. Why do they think this? It’s kind of a “grass is greener on the other side” mindset, often having to do with the mistaken belief that their art is not in front of the “right audience,” and that the only reason they haven’t been selling is that there’s not much of an art scene in their hometowns or wherever they happen to live, and that hardly anybody who lives there buys art. But the truth is that people do buy art, they buy it everywhere, and the hometown does count, so let’s take a look at the reality of the matter.

Full article here : Artists : How to Get Shows at Galleries in Major World Art Centers

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Courtship is not an easy thing for the people, the kings and even the stars…
 
Window on courtship
Acrylic painting on linen canvas
16.14 x 12.99” / 41 x 33 cm
*** 2015 ***
 
© Eric Bourdon

The ascension of Zarathustra

The ascension of Zarathustra
Acrylic painting on linen canvas
36.22 x 28.74” / 92 x 73 cm
*** 2015 ***
 
© Eric Bourdon

auction

AUCTION
Modern & Contemporary Art
Thursday 19 February 2015

Salle VV, 3 rue Rossini
75009 Paris (Drouot district)

Subway : Richelieu-Drouot

 

Dominique Stal, Expert in Modern and Contemporary Painting

with Maître Bertrand FRAISSE and Maître Bertrand JABOT,

Auctioneers

 
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Self-portrait

2014/12/11 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


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Self-portrait
Acrylic painting on linen
25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54 cm
*** 2014 ***
 
© Eric Bourdon


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