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This Thursday July 4th new art exhibit “Convergencia” was officially opened at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón, a collection of art works by the Dominican artists Fernando Tamburini, Grimaldy Polanco and Pery Jiménez.
The activity began at 7:30pm with a welcome cocktail. Many people, including relatives of the artists, friends and residents of Casa de Campo, turned out to enjoy and admire the new exhibit.
“Convergencia” is the combined works of 3 Dominican artists and friends– Tamburini, Polanco and Jimenez– who after 15 years without seeing one another have come together to present this exhibition. All 3 studied Fine Arts at the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design from 1985 to 1987.
During their studies at the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design they lived in the same apartment, and when they finished, they won a scholarships to continue studying art in New York, where they also lived together.
Tamburini, Jimenez and Polanco are 3 well known Dominican artists, who despite their shared history, have very distinct styles.
In the exhibition this artist presents 16 pieces, including a video art. He has been working on this collection since 2004.
He presents an art work on concepts that give us an idea of how humanity works in relation to the way things are interconnected in the universe, both inside and outside. His works are about open borders, the globalization of society, the ability of human beings to be modified and modify itself, among other things.
His works are characterized by being monochromatic, an aspect which distinguishes them from the works of the other 2 artists. In creating his pieces Polanco uses a variety of different techniques.
At The Gallery, Peri Jiménez is presenting 18 art works, four on canvas, various acrylics, drawing on canvas and a series of collages called “Las Estaciones (the seasons)”.
“The Seasons” are named after the 14 Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis). Each one tells a story and its image suggests a number of situations and experiences of people inside and outside their country.
“You have to see the images and the color that I wanted to express. We express feelings in our works, the energy that we have inside. This is not an art work made mechanically, it has sentiment that the people have to discover,” said Jimenez
He is a very famous artist from La Romana. In “Convergencia” his is exhibiting 9 pieces: five of them miniature installations. Tamburini works the four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter) into the pieces in this collection.
His works are done in mixed technique, in three-dimensions and painted with acrylic. 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.
Convergencia Art Exhibition will be open until July 29th at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón, which is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday – but closed on Wednesdays.
The following selection of photographs were taken during the opening cocktail of the art exhibition Convergencia on Thursday July 4th at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón: