Ruggero Maggi [Italy]

Ruggero Maggi is an artist from Milan, Italy. He graduated in graphic design and interior design, but since then he was involved in visual art, mail art, visual poetry, copy art, laser art, x-ray art… He is always open for an artistic experiment, using basic materials and combine them with neon, holography and lasers. In 1979 he organized the first Mail Art show in Milan and the following year he did his first Mail Art project “Amazonic Trip”.

Ruggero sent us 2 collages. One is dedicated to Platon’s “The Republic” and the other is inspired by “Don Quijote” by Miguel Servantes.

Ruggero Maggi (1)

Ruggero Maggi (2)

Roberta Mendes de Sá [Brazil]

Roberta Mendes de Sá from Sao Paolo in Brazil is a visual artist, art theorist, and researcher. She is both interested in the art and literature and deeply inspired by museums, theatres, galleries, and old streets of the busy city. Roberta sent us a drawing dedicated to Gabriel García Márquez’s novel “Love in the Time of Cholera”.

Roberta Mendes de Sa

Jerzy Stepniak [Poland]

Jerzy Stepniak from Warsaw, Poland has graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology in 1975 and in 1978 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He is doing mostly paintings and drawings of the old Warsaw city, but he’s also taking part in numerous mail art projects.

Jerzy sent us a photo of the old Polish book “The Children from Bullerbyn Village” by Astrid Lindgren. It is an old copy of the book, published in 1957, with, as Jerzy put it, ‘marvelous illustrations’ by Hanna Czajkowska.

Jerzy Stepniak

Stephen Evans [UK]

Stephen Evans is an artist from Droitwich, a member of Droitwich Arts Network, whose ‘Paintings for pleasure’ showing his skills in different media and techniques. Stephen also enjoys changing his subjects, searching constantly for new inspirations. Stephen sent us mixed media card, inspired by Tolkien and his famous books ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. there are three quotes, by Gandalf, one of the main characters of the books, and Tolkien himself – “The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them”.

Stephen Evans

Bruno Pierozzi [Italy]

Bruno Pierozzi is an Italian artist who lives and works in Rome. After graduating from State Art Institute of Rome in 1974, he continues his paintings in classical techniques of oil and egg tempera, as well as etchings and drawings. His art is often inspired by his city of Rome, its rich history and mundane everyday life that mingle together in the most beautiful way. Bruno is also interested in social issues and humanity.

He sent us a little drawing that illustrates Fernando Pessoa’s novel “Livro do Desassossego: Composto por Bernardo Soares, ajudante de guarda-livros na cidade de Lisboa(“The Book of Disquiet”).

Bruno Pierozzi

Raj Verdi [UK]

Raj Verdi is a London-based visual artist who sent us a collage postcard inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein”.

Raj says, “Collage plays an important part in my art. I am interested in dreams, the sub­conscious, and the dualities and conflicts that exist between our sub­conscious and conscious minds. I use the idea of juxtapositioning displaced objects, often in unrealistic scale, to create a surreal and sometimes disturbing atmosphere.”

To find out more about Raj’s art please visit his website.

Raj Verdi (2)

Raj Verdi (1)