Our final year student, Alvin Mark Tan, is holding second his solo Art Exhibition in Singapore. Titled, Natural Realism (part one), Alvin is showcasing his work from the Angel Academy, which traces the process from his first Bargue copy to the 1st colour cast painting. His aim is to introduce and educate the public about Natural Realism.
Alvin spent this past summer urban-sketching the city of Florence and sold many of his ink and gouache sketches in a personal kick-starter. This was to raise money for his journey back to Singapore to hold the exhibition, which runs from Dec 17 to Dec 21. He is also launching his second sketchbook journal on Dec 19 called Ciao Firenze!, to raise funds for the rest of his final year at the Angel Academy.
We wish him all the best in the exhibition and book sales!
Just minutes before the show opening
Guests at the exhibition
3 week study
One week study with skeletal structure
Alvin’s newly launched Ciao Firenze!
Photos by Teoh Yi Chie.
To follow Alvin’s art, go to:
Newspaper article, Siikajokilaakso, 7.10.2014
Young talent exhibits in Ruukki
A talented artist’s work charms the viewer. When at Ruukki, you should stop by the municipal building. In municipal buildings lobby are featured in October a young, very talented artist Henna’s work. Pyhäjoki born Uoti has been interested in art since early childhood and has created many kind of art since primary school age. She studied first in Liminka Art School, where she continued to Italy, Angel Academy of Art in Florence. Studies still continue. Young 25-year-old artist’s gifts speaks that her work has been published in the Digital Art Masters book. Digital Art Masters series describe the works of the world’s best and most talented digital artists. Uoti’s work has also been published in the Huffington Post article. She has had several smaller exhibitions in Finland. The works now in Ruukki have been done using different techniques. On Exhibit are works in carbon pencil, pencil, oil paints and watercolor. Uoti is also a digital technology expert, and there are some works in this media. In municipal buildings lobby are five watercolor works that are for sale. Other works won’t be available for purchase.
Henna with her recently completed still-life
Kitchen theme still-life
In 2010, the city of Florence celebrated the centenary of Annigoni’s birth. The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, was asked to start the celebrations by mounting a show of students’ and instructors’ works in the Villa Bardini, which houses the Annigoni Museum. In addition, maestro M. John Angel was commissioned to paint a portrait of Annigoni, which now hangs in the Villa Peyron Museum, a museum that honours expatriates like Angel who have contributed to the ongoing traditions of Florence.
M.John Angel: il maestro Annigoni, 1954
oil on canvas
80 x 55 cm
The Florentine drummers at the Angel Academy’s 2010 Villa Bardini show
At Annigoni’s grave in San Miniato del Monte for the 2010 Centenary of the maestro’s birth. Left to right: Antonio Ciccone, Benedetto Annigoni, M. John Angel, Nelson White (standing to the right of the lady in white) and signora Rosella Annigoni (dressed in light green).
MJA and Benedetto Annigoni, during a 2012 visit to the academy.
2010 Villa Bardini show
Outside the show, in the Bardini grounds
Villa Bardini show catalogue