46 Artists Tony Vázquez-Figueroa Vazquez‐Figueroa was born in 1980 in Caracas, Venezuela. He received his BFA from Emerson College Massachusetts, USA (1992). He continued his art studies in 1997 - Escuela de Arte San Alejandro, Habana, Cuba, New York Studio (scholarship) and Slade School of Painting in London. He received the Rozas‐Botran Foundation Latin American Award (2015) and, the First Prize of the 63rd All Florida Exhibition Boca Raton Museum of Art (2014). Vazquez‐Figueroa uses materials such as bitumen, crude oil, glass, eraser clay, photographs, advertising, among others, and manipulates them using the strategy of “additive‐subtraction”. He has been greatly influenced by Rauschenberg’s Erased De Kooning, which he considers one of the most radical acts of art of the 20th century. Piers Veness Piers Veness (UK) is a painter who lives and works in London. Using hard-edged abstraction, Veness investigates visual depth through form and colour. He received an MA in Scenography from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and a BA in Fine Art and Theatre at University College Northampton. Augusto Villalba Born 1961 and based in the UK, Villalba has an in MA Fine Art Research (Fine Art, Theory, Practice & Education) from Chelsea College of Art & Design (2000), a BA (Honours) in Fine Art Painting from Armando Reveron Higher Institute, Caracas, Venezuela (1996). He also studied printmaking and graphic design. His work is represented at National Gallery of Art (Caracas, Venezuela) and the Collection Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (Caracas, Venezuela).
47 Anabella Vivas Anabella was born in Caracas - Venezuela in 1987 and is currently established between Milan and Madrid. She often plays with the balance of conceptmaterials‐technique. By constantly examining materials and objects around her, she creates products from a fresh new perspective, recurrently highlighting different aspects of her products in a unique way and giving them a fresh “twist”. “My goal is to create products combining industry and craft, that not only answer your needs but also fuel your imagination. When boundaries between design and art fade away, potential for magic occurs”. Pedro Wazzan Pedro Wazzan was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He has been teaching photography for over 13 years at Roberto Mata’s Photography Studio, his alman MAter. His social photographs have gone around the globe and he has been the recipient of several Ascenso awards in the area of documentary videos and landscape photography. Wazzan has been part of documentaries (Churum, hijos del Sol, Guerreras). He was founding director and partner in the enterprise AlAgua Cinema and is the director of the audiovisual department of Camp La Llanada USA. Wazzan has his studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, where he currently lives. www.pedrowazzan.com