Pietro Romano Matarrese is an artist and musician from Bari in the Italian province of Puglia. He obtained the qualification to teach as a professor of sculpture (1982) and painting (1985) and has taught at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Internationally renowned painter, he is also a sculptor, established musician and video maker. He has also published two monographic essays about Trulli, traditional houses build uniquely in Puglia.
For his mail art, Pietro Romano often uses used shopping receipts on thermal paper. For this project, he sent us an artwork titled “Forest”.
Andre Pace is an artist, poet and writer from Glendale, AZ, USA. He is working mostly abstract and contemporary paintings in oils and pastels and graphite pencil drawings on paper. He has published a book entitled, Contemporary and Modern Forums.
More of Andre’s art can be found on his page.
Sylvia Medina is an artist from México. She’s been painting since 2004 and has participated in various exhibitions of mail art, sculpture and painting in Mexico and also in other countries such as Costa Rica, Argentina, Italy, Brazil and the Netherlands.
Sylvia sent us painted postcard titled ‘Gracias la Magia’, inspired by the book “The Magic”, self-help and spirituality book by Rhonda Byrne.
Kata Marosi is an artist and art lecturer from Hungary. Since 2002, she has been regularly participating in national and international exhibitions and numerous international art colonies and professional tours in Hungary, France, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania and Romania. “Using some elements of realistic scenic traditions in his pictures, he builds on the mapping effect of colours, often organizing imaginary spaces from abstract motifs”. (artportal.hu)
Sándor Aranyi is a painter and graphic artist from Szeged, Hungary. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1974 and since then he exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. He is one of the founders of the Csongrád artist colony and chairman of the Szög-Art Art Association.
Eduard Jakabházi, an artist from Timisoara in Romania, has sent us his digital print ‘Design books’.
Ildikó Biró is a Hungarian artist and lecturer who works in a field of graphic design, new media, video art and mail art. She sent us a digital print of work from her series ‘Encounters’.
For more about Ildikó’s art, please visit her website.
Alexandru Jakabházi is a Romanian artist and professor of graphic design at West University in Timişoara. He exhibited his art in Romania and abroad and his mail art is part of many private collections.
He sent us a graphic “My Book”.
Mustafa Cevat Atalay is an artist from Turkey who completed his higher education studies at the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts of Selcuk University in Konya, In 1999. In the same year he started to work as an art teacher. In 2008, he completed his postgraduate education at Selçuk University and in 2013 he completed his doctorate at the Department of Art Education of Gazi University. Currently, he is a professor at Namik Kemal University and very active mail artist, exhibitor, art theorist, curator…
Mustafa sent us his works in 3 separate envelopes. Here is the selection of his mail art.
Ryosuke Cohen is an artist from Japan who works continuously on the Brain Cell project for almost 35 years. It is a constant compiling/archiving/sending process where Ryosuke collects artists images (rubber stamps, artistamps, photocopies, gocco prints…) and put them together on the A3 paper format, creating a unique visual image. The image is reproduced in 150 copies, of which 50 copies are sent to mail artists, 40 copies are kept by the artist and the rest is compiled in the books.
“Brain Cell is a network image” (Ryosuke Cohen)
This year we got Brain Cell-1042 and Brain Cell-1045 with the images from more than 100 artists.