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Loved for his abstract and colorful representations of Dominican culture and lifestyle, Tamburini’s art characteristically features scenes with bright, vivid colours and surreal symbols, such as the house- symbolizing security and femininity, and roses- representing purity and wholesomeness.
“In my paintings I talk about life” explains Tamburini.
And Tamburini is about to open a new art exhibit in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo! On Thursday July the 4th a new art exhibit “Convergencia”, featuring the works of Fernando Tamburini as well as Grimaldy Polando and Pery Jiménez, will open with a cocktail celebration – to which you are cordially invited! (Click here for more details)
And so ahead of the opening of this new exhibit here we bring you a short interview (previously published in TODO La Romana-Bayahibe) with this refreshingly different Dominican artist.
An interview with Fernando Tamburini, a refreshingly different Dominican artist
Originally from Barahona in the south-west, Tamburini graduated from the Altos de Chavón School Design, before moving to New York and eventually returning to the school, to work as an art teacher and later as the Director of the Altos de Chavón Art Gallery.
Today, Tamburini works on his creations from his studio in La Romana and continues to be one of the most popular Dominican artists in the area, if not the country. Here we discover a little more about this refreshingly different Dominican artist.
@cdcliving: How would you describe your art and your style?
I consider my work to be symbolic, characterized by the use of warm, bright, contrasting colors, strongly marked by magical imagery and a depth of identity. The female, the house, the fish, the sea, the fishing boats, the fruits, the flight of birds, the clouds, the rivers and the very air of the island are signs and symbols that are perpetuated in my works as metaphors for protection, dreams, illusions, fragility and the home.
@cdcliving: Would you describe your art as typically Dominican?
My work has become more simplified over time. I am aware that my work is different, but do not deny the influence of other artists. I don’t consider my work as traditional- I do not follow any set pattern, as many primitive Haitian or Dominican painters do. I have been using the same symbols for many years, however I have evolved my work from being overly crowded with elements, to being more simple- without being minimalist.
@cdcliving: How would you paint Bayahibe fishing village?
If I were to paint Bayahibe, I would use pastel colors with warm tones.
Tamburini also sells bags featuring his colorful designs
Contact: (809) 609-1932
See Fernando’s latest works at:
• The Gallery in Altos de Chavón – the art exhibit “Convergencia” will be open from July 4th to July 29th, the gallery is open daily from 9am to 6pm (closed Wednesdays)
• Eduardo’s Galleria in La Romana which is open everyday from 8am to 7pm, (809) 556-5435
TODO La Romana – Bayahibe
Destination guide / magazine “TODO La Romana – Bayahibe” is created by Silgon Inc., Marketing, Web Development & Publishing Services in collaboration with the La Romana – Bayahibe Tourism Cluster.
Just like its sister publication TODO Casa de Campo, TODO La Romana – Bayahibe aims to ensure both international and national tourists enjoy everything there is TO DO in the destination… after all La Romana – Bayahibe has so much more to offer than just sun, sea, sand and Dominican rum!
TODO La Romana – Bayahibe bi-lingual (Spanish-English) guide includes; a calendar of events, services guide, maps, activity and sports rates, phone numbers, as well as numerous fun and entertaining feature articles and sections, such as:
• The magnificent National Park of the East
• A fanatic’s guide to diving La Romana – Bayahibe by Casa de Campo resident Stacey Turner
• An interview with Fernando Tamburini, an exceptional Dominican artist
• and much more!
The following images show pages from TODO La Romana – Bayahibe #1:
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