One of the best ways to determine where my journey with this magazine is going is to look back and see how much everything has changed in the last few months.
2021 is one of the most memorable years of my life. Each month I have prepared a publication full of content, harmony, and most importantly, passion.
For those who don’t know, “The Guide Artists” has always been designed page by page, month by month, learning to evolve with each issue. I am proud that my magazine is reaching more and more people in so many countries… I have already stopped counting!
Along the way, I’ve found that I’m competing with the four biggest arts publications in the world. I see myself at this moment, in my new phase as a big step to continue to dedicate myself to what I do best, which is to help the artist find their way to new opportunities.
After years, I have managed to interview the best artists closer, and thanks to our social networks that continue to grow, and that they are so their own voice.
This issue 47 has become one of the most special, because after a few meetings I was able to have on the cover the Italian master “Saturno Buttò”, who was a great reference for me and helped me realise that art “creates things.” And painting and sculpture are “primary exercises”, since the artist needs discipline to become unique.
Perhaps as an artist, editor, and passionate art curator, I just had to accept the changes in my life to become the person I am. This July, may you remember that time passes quickly and we must always be proud of what we do for others and, of course, for ourselves. Let ́s begin!
Casey Childs caseychilds.com ‘The Divine Anguish’ Oil on linen . 45.72 × 35.56 cm
Stuart Amos (Australia) is best known for his realistic style with an underlying sense of the surreal: juxtaposing human life with the natural world. He considers his paintings to be a still shot within the larger narrative of human relationships with the environment.
Joseph Bellofatto has been a working fine artist in the genre of Imaginative Realism for the past 20 years. Before that he worked as an illustrator for ten years.
The human figure, which in the poetics of Saturno Butto ‘is constantly presented as sacred, is examined in its aspects of physical and psychological decadence, sometimes through the presence of medical instruments and apparatuses that on the one hand convey the sense of human pain and suffering of the body, and on the other betray the utopian will, more than ever current, to conquer death and the inevitable state of physical transience. Thus, a parade of gorgeous girls, enveloped in a golden aura like the Byzantine icons, shine with an entirely earthly and sensual physicality, but are shrouded in a mysterious demonic charm, as if in their purity they were consecrated to destruction and decay.
Mistakes and failure have been stigmatized in our society. You can’t learn without the stinging sensation they bring; they are fundamental in learning process so long as you can make the proper adjustments.
Perspective in art usually refers to the representation of three- dimensional objects or spaces in two dimensional artworks. Artists use perspective techniques to create a realistic impression of depth, ‘play with’ perspective to present dramatic or disorientating images.