Contemporary Visual Artists

A Cross Arts interaction between Photography and the Visual Arts

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Photographic Portrait

Who are they?

Artists from XX and XXI Century, belonging to different Visual fields, are to be portrayed and confronted to a B/W Image of Themselves.

Self-portrait

How They see themselves?

A Hard copy or Digital file is given to them, so it can freely be transformed, with their own personal Art technique.

Diptych

Both images (Portrait and Self-portrait), are set side by side, acting as a Graphic Interview. The Portrait,  is the Photographer vision of them.The Self-portrait, altered by each artist, provides an inside answer to their creative world.

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Diptych Collection

Started in 1996, has reached so far over one thousand Visual Artists, it is presented in Albums, named after Country or City, where this ongoing project was located at time of realization.

Nepal, 316 Artists

A Coruña, 167 Artists

Barcelona, 146 Artists

Miscellany, 12 Artists

Tarragona, 15 Artists

Paris, 210 Artists

El Salvador, 270 Artists

London, 60 Artists

Madrid, 44 Artists

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Aim

To create a wide landscape, of what is going on in the Art world, as a legacy, for future generations. Original Diptychs  are not intended for sale, the objective being to find a permanent space for the full diptych collection to be housed.

Selection

This is an open project to all artists willing to participate. Artists suggest other Artists, in this way, it expands fairly and interlaces across all ages, tendencies, sex, race, religion and politics.

Credits

Run by Antonio Nodar, from a grant by the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundations, and collaborations with Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Fundación Latitudes, RichesFlores Research, teranyina.net, the Artists, Elsa Peretti, Llibert Teixido, Carlos Abeledo and hundreds  more of individuals that share the idea. Read more