Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Philippe Benichou

The December 2009 Digital Color Artist of the Month is Philippe Benichou. Born in French occupied Algeria in 1957, his family moved to Nantes, France, when he was just a small child. Philippe comes from a family of artists and began studying painting and art history as a youth with his late mother, artist Arlette Oger. He studied at the Sorbonne University, New York University and UCLA. Philippe formally studied and was greatly encouraged by well known art educator, artist and sculptor, Francis Coelho, in San Francisco, CA. In addition to being a painter, Philippe is a successful actor, voice over artist, director and acting coach in Hollywood.

Philippe describes his work as for the most part expressive: abstract and abstract expressionist with an intense and free use of color. He uses various media to produce unusual textures, shapes, compositions and color coordination. He believes color has a primitive healing effect provided it contains and aims at harmony.

New Contemporary Artists and Galleries
The following artists registered in the last month. To view the work of an artist enter the artist's name at http://DigitalConsciousness.com To see these most recent artists go to http://DigitalConsciousness.com/new/

1. Leyla Murr. Stylistically diverse and visually powerful paintings reflect the artist's intuitive process and emotional involvement in the production of each work. Working in both total abstraction and abstracted representation, Murr imparts her distinctive color pallet and dynamic hand to a variety of subjects including geometric shapes, human figures, windswept landscapes, and still lifes.
2. Bo Davidsson. Landscapes and nature photography from Sweden.
3. Umpire Guevara Cesar. Abstract cityscapes from Belgium.
4. Danilo Verticelli. European conceptual aesthetics. Deconstructivism by getting deeply into interpretation of images and architecture. Through bright colors, smart nuances and realist subjects touched by contemporary facts and ways of live, he is able to get the observer into the painting in a very new Pop Art celebration.

Gilbert Abric, Judy Puckett, Robert Chami and Kevin Barr have added new artwork to their galleries. http://DigitalConsciousness.com/gallerylist.phtml

Artistic Interaction
Digital Consciousness promotes interaction between artists. This newsletter is for artists to let the community know about new artwork or gallery exhibits or shows. Please post your news by the 20th of the month to http://digitalconsciousness.com/newslettersubmission.phtml Additionally, an art calendar listing Southern California Art Walks, Open Studio Tours, & Art Festivals can be found at: http://nanday.com/art

Ad-free Galleries With No Commission
Artists with Digital Consciousness Gallery Service can create and edit on-line galleries from a control panel. These galleries contain no ads and are among the most prominent pages on Digital Consciousness. Artists may sell artwork from their galleries free of commission. Gallery Service requires registration and $30 a year. Registration is free and registered artists may create an Artist Page without purchasing Gallery Service. Registered Artists can use the Edit link at the bottom of their Artist Page to edit their Artist Page or to upgrade to Gallery Service.