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CARLOS REVILLA

Carlos Revilla was born August 19, 1940 in Clermont-Ferrand, France, the son of a Peruvian diplomat and a French mother. His father’s profession took young Revilla to several countries in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Between 1956 and 1961 he was a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam with his first exhibitions presented in Brussels, Paris and Rome. While living in Cadaqués, Spain, he formed a strong friendship with Salvador Dali, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp who had great creative impact on him and his surrealist style. In search of his roots, from 1960 he traveled to Peru, the country he felt was his true home. His distinguished career is rewarded by Ramazzotti award in Milan, the Prix Europe of Ostende and countless exhibitions in major museums and galleries in Europe, Latin America and United States. Revilla’s paintings are included in important private collections around the world which demonstrates the great international recognition of his art. His paintings, though surrealist, are characterized by the eroticism and strong presence of female figures. The portraits and figures merge with other elements, colors blending together into organic forms or contrasting with images of war machinery. The perception of reality is altered and the play on absurd is intriguing yet harmonious.

Artist Statement My latest paintings drawings and objects respond to two concerns.

This new music video for composer Ralf Hildenbeutel's track Disco was created from over 1,200 individually hand-painted frames. Directed by Boris Seewald, the clip uses an animation technique called rotoscoping to turn the real-life movements of dancers Althea Corlett and Simone Schmidt into a series of drawings and paintings to make each scene.

XPLR (ex^plore) studios is the creation of David Rice, artist, illustrator and designer. Its goal is to showcase the past and current projects he has done for clients as well as his personal work. Much of David's work focuses on the themes of nature and its personifying characteristics.

EDWIN USHIRO Aloha. My name is Edwin Ushiro. Transplanted from Maui to California, I attended the Art Center College of Design and attained a BFA in Illustration with Honors. Since then, I have been working in the amazing world of entertainment as a Production Designer, Visual Consultant, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, and Concept Designer.

Phil Hale has been involved in the contemporary art scene for a few decades now. His impressive resume shows he has had his hand in many creative endeavors including illustrations in magazines