Thursday, 19 April 2012

Monica Ogaz, 100 x 100.

I met Monica Ogaz in 2008. She was looking for a studio and answered to the ad a very resolute friend of mine posted online to help me with the rent. From then on, we had been sharing the lab for a couple of years. To me, she was the best mate ever. I don't want to be cynic since I'm part of the same army, but after an endless sequence of self- declared artists and weird bohemians I had been trying to share the space with, she was a pleasant surprise. 

Monica is a gifted artist, a clever counsellor (she specialized in Gestalt Counselling e Art Therapy), and definitely a charming woman. She has now her own atelier, which I had the pleasure of visiting last june. 

Anyway, the reason why today I write about Monica is that she's launched a campaign called "100 pitture per 100 giorni/ Una pintura cada dia, por cien dias" you may want to follow on Facebook. Just say :"I like it"!

"100 x 100" 
is a pictorial project coming from her commitment of creating a 60x60 painting every day for a period of 100 days starting from April 16. Each image will be performed ​​on the basis of a daily preset color palette, with the aim of stimulating the use of color. Each resulting canvas will cost 100 euro, and will include a document of authenticity signed by Monica.
After the 100 days period, an art exhibition - collecting all the paintings - will be held.
Monica Ogaz was born in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1982. She studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, where she graduated with honors. She specialized in Gestalt Counselling and Art Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Bologna. She lives and works in Florence, Italy.

16 comments:

  1. Stupendo Progetto!! Complimenti! Very very Inspiring :-)

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    1. ...A proposito, i tuoi fiori sono stupendi, e la sensibilità che c'e' dietro ammirevole! Purtroppo non sono riuscita a lasciarti un commento, quindi lo scrivo qui :D In bocca al lupo per il concorso!

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  2. Great use of colors, a really gifted artist!! Thank you for sharing

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  3. Your friend Monica is very talented!

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  4. Ma che meraviglia!!!!
    Ah proposito delle mie Rose Cariad, il tessuto che ho usato per realizzarle è semplicemente cotone!!
    Un abbraccio e buon fine settimana Benedetta

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    1. ...grazie! buon week end anche a te :D

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  5. Bellissimi quadri e che bella esperienza, sei stata fortunata a trovare una mate so nice :)

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  6. What a great idea, it will be so interesting to see the final collection of work. I would be happy to support the project on facebook and best of luck to Monica with sales!

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    1. ...I hope I could see it as well! I'll make you know where and when!

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  7. Great project, and very interesting artist!

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