International Dylan Thomas Day 2022 – Artworks ( Mauritius)

Celebrating International Dylan Thomas Day 2022

by Vatsala Radhakeesoon (Editor and Organizer, Mauritius)

Dear Artists /Art-lovers,
Every year International Dylan Thomas Day is celebrated worldwide on 14 May .

I would like to thank Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas (UK) and Lidia Chiarelli, founding editor of Immagine and Poesia (Italy) for inviting me to conduct this event on my blog for the third time.

Many thanks to all the 7 artists from various continents who have contributed their works for this special event.

Hope you will enjoy going through the artworks featured here.

Sending Blessings of peace, love and light to Everyone!

Ruben Molina
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

Ruben Molina was born in Barinitas Venezuela on October 23, 1969.He started in the plastic arts at a very young age when at the age of 9 he took lessons in Drawing, Painting and Graphic Arts. In addition to his passion for painting, he experiments with sculpture made from recycling. He studies the great masters like Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Sorolla and Pollock who influence his work. In 2018 he exhibited his works in solo in the museum of modern art in Merida Venezuela and in the Dubai Design District.He has been invited to participate in the 1st Sculpture Symposium in Egypt. His work has been awarded by The Paintbrush community art community in Dubai. They are also present in various collections in several countries such as: Colombia, Peru, Panama, Spain, US, UK, Holland, Egypt, Dubai, Al Ain.
He currently lives and works in Merida Venezuela.

Gopakumar Ra
Who am I ?
Acrylic on paper
40 x40 cm

R. Gopakumar is an Indian contemporary multidisciplinary NFT artist. He works in different media including Digital Art, Motion Photography, Installation, Drawing, Painting and Print. 

He uses art & technology to discuss and expose the environmental and social issues of the society. He believes the work of art should change the existing visual, intellectual and aesthetic sense and experiment with finding new visual phenomena. 

His works exhibited The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, Tate Britain, UK, Kochi-Muziris Biennale (Collateral Projects) Kochi, India, Sofia Underground – International Performance Art Festival, Bulgaria, CICA Museum, South Korea, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India, Arte Città Amica, Torino, Italy, V-Art Digital Art Spaceship Exhibition – Ukraine, CADAF Crypto and Digital Art Fair, Paris, France. Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Grafica Manzoni, Torino, Italy, Kinsey Institute Art Gallery, USA, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, USA, Bahrain National Museum, Manama, Bahrain, Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Kerala, India. 

His motion photography was shortlisted by the Saatchi Gallery London and Google+ for their inaugural Motion Photography Prize.

Lidia Chiarelli
All Fishes were Rayed in Blood
Dylan Thomas Portrait- Iron sculpture on round steel table
180 x150 cm

Lidia Chiarelli is one of the Charter Members of  Immagine & Poesia, the art literary Movement founded in Torino (Italy) in 2007 with Aeronwy Thomas, Dylan Thomas’ daughter.
Installation artist and collagist. Coordinator of #DylanDay in Italy.
She has become an award-winning poet since 2011. Six Pushcart Nominations (USA).
Her writing has been translated into different languages and published in more than 150 Poetry magazines, and on web-sites in many countries.

Gianpiero Actis
Tribute to Dylan Thomas 2022
Seascape painting, Iron sculpture book on round steel table
180×150 cm

Gianpiero Actis (Italy) is one of the co-founders of the artistic-literary movement “Immagine & Poesia”.He often creates his works as “responses” to the poems of different authors. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions. His paintings can be found in permanent exhibitions / collections in Italy and abroad.

Juliet Preston
Marlais great blue-green sea
Digital abstract
4.2 Megapixel ,2048x 2048 resolution

Juliet Preston is a poet at heart, an artist by passion and an engineer by profession.

Neerja Peters
The sublime
Acrylic on linen canvas
48 x 36 inches

Dr. Neerja Chandna Peters  is a trained physician. she found her passion in art, about eleven years ago and she decided to pursue art full time. Through spiritual expression she found her language. To her, creating art is a form of meditation, a means to reaching bliss, so characteristic of a mystical  unison with the Divine. 

Her geometric abstracts are a search of the ‘real’ through abstract expression. 

Winner of third prize in First International Biennale by International Association of Visual, Performing and Other Arts, Lithuania, she received Critics Choice award, Artist of the year award-and Wallace Hartley World Art Day award from World University of Design, Bharat Nirman, International Association of Art (Official Partners of UNESCO) respectively. 

She participated in Biennale of Miniature Arts, Timisoara, Romania, first World Art Virtual Biennale, Columbia Arte, U.S.A., VBIG Guarulhos International Bienal of small format 2020, Brazil,  World Health Organisation x Create 2030 Covid -19 Arts Festival, exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Lutsk, Aerogramme Centre of Art and Culture,USA ,North Dakota Museum of Art etc.

Her works have been published in Bluebee magazine, London, Flora Fiction Literary Magazine and Quarantine Zine, New York, Art-hole UK, The Knack Magazine U.S.

Faisal Mateen
Based on Fern hills (1945) By Mr Dylan Thomas
15 x 28inches

Faisal Mateen is the founder of *Art for Cause* “I Design Dreams” and “Surma Bhopali fictional character” . He is 51 and had got his PG degree in Fine art (Drawing & Painting).  He has over 40 group and solo art exhibitions in India & abroad (Including 2 exhibitions, held in famous Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai) to his credit. During pandemic ,Art for cause organised 27 international online exhibition and got many international awards.


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