40 Artists Antonio Seguí Antonio Seguí is a contemporary Argentine painter and illustrator whose vivid, often satirical works focus on the people and vistas of modern urban life. Influenced by the Cubists and Modernist artists like Diego Rivera, his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. and the Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris. Anne Shingleton Shingleton is one of those rare artists who is equally comfortable whether she is creating with a paintbrush, etching a copper plate, or using her bare hands on a lump of clay. She has a degree in Zoology and approaches her work with a scientist’s analytical eye. In 1980 Anne moved to Italy to study under the famous Nerina Simi in Florence. This gave her 2 years of classical atelier training in drawing and painting, a precious, knowledge and skill base for her further figurative work with animals. Anne has had solo and collective exhibitions regularly in the UK and Italy. www.anneshingleton.com Valentino Sibadón Sibadón was born in Peru in 1984. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Peru (2003‐2007), specialising in painting. He has a degree in Graphic Design form the Instituto Peruano de Arte y Diseño (2008). In 2011 he was awarded 3rd prize at the Golden Grafitti contest organised by Minera Hochschild and in 2016 he was finalist in the VIII Concurso Nacional de Pintura organised by the Museo del Banco Central de Reserva del Peru. During May 2018 he will be taking part in the Residencia Artística Panal 361 in Buenos Aires, which will end with a solo exhibition. www.valentinosibadon.com Emilia Sunyer For more than fifteen years I have been painting almost exclusively in black and white, in medium to large formats using acrylic paints. I use a completely unique original technique developed over many years where I attach acrylic to canvas in skins to build up depth and texture behind the visible surface in a “negative” process to classical painting. In this practice, brushwork is rendered invisible giving the paintings a reflective, synthetic material surface. I take my cues from nature, religion, popular culture, literature as well as from painting and art history.
41 Emma Thistleton Emma is a British artist & illustrator, based in London. After her degree in Graphic Design she worked for some pretty big names in branding and advertising, then following eight years in the industry she re‐trained as a massage therapist and still practises today. Emma knew she had to return to her creative ‘must’. After some refreshing short courses at Putney School of Art and Central St Martins, she had her first solo show in November 2015 and hasn’t looked back. www.emmathistleton.co.uk Vieri Tomaselli Vieri Tomaselli started his career at the age of 18 in Milan. From the early 70’s to the mid 90’s his work has spanned from fashion photography, to architecture, interiors and industrial, for fashion brands, corporations and individuals. From 200 onwards and with the advent of digital photography, he has taken care of teaching, instructing and coaching other photographers. Tomaselli also runs his own painting workshop. On the artistic side, Vieri has exhibited his work widely in Europe and the Americas. He has also printed several books. He lives and works in Miami, Florida. Iberia Torres Abelaira Iberia Torres Abelaira is a Chilean photographer and sociologist. During the past 15 years she has dedicated herself mainly to document, in text and photographs, cultural aspects of the Araucanía Region in southern Chile. She has exhibited her work on numerous occasions both in Chile and the UK. She is also co-author of the first Guide of Religious Tourism in Chile and author of the books “Pucón‐Chile: Así era mi pueblo 1883-1969” (now in its 2 nd edition) and “ÍCONOS: El Arte de Fray Francisco Valdés Subercaseaux”. Carlos Vallenilla Carlos Vallenilla was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 1973. From a very early age he was interested in art, and after graduating with a degree in Marketing and Advertising he began a journey through the design world. His constant search for integrating his work with volumes, colour, and movement, enabled him to begin to capture them on canvas and wood. By 2014 he ventured abroad, starting in the USA. This international scope has resulted in invitations to participate in events of greater projection and scale both in America and Europe.