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“ART WITH NO BOUNDARIES” by a 3 International Artists
3 Feb 2014 - 11 Mar 2014
“ART WITH NO BOUNDARIES” Feb-3 to March-11,2014


Art Couture and Calic International Co. bring you a cutting edge exhibition with 3 artists, all professionals in their own right. Antonio Veronese-Brazil, Lionel Guibout-France and Nikola Zigon-Serbia exhibit together in Dubai highlighting the fact that art is beyond all boundaries. Each collection exceptional, mesmerizing the viewer in its spell.

Exhibition sponsored by Calic International Co.

Lionel Guibout: (France) "From the Earth" The artist exhibits 7 of his unique paintings from his collection- “From the Earth” in "ART WITH NO BOUNDARIES" at Art Couture- Dubai (Feb-3- Mar-2, 2014) that combines pieces that comes from his years of forest research.

Lionel Guibout was born in Issy les Moulineaux, France in 1959. Creating art from the age of 14 he is a visual artist who studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris and in 1978 took to abstraction for several years. This resulted in “The Anthropocages” the subject of his first solo show in Paris in 1983.

Soon after Lionel took a break from art and through study of the poet Hesiod’s Theogony and Greek Philosophy he tried to rediscover himself. Following this it was as if he had an epiphany and was re-born into the great artist he is today.The artist studied and researched and gave his all to every project he worked on. Worthy of note are his Giants that he elaborated through the Têtabras (head & arms) series many done in charcoal and pastels on paper. In this phase of work as well as Dislocations of Gyges, Briaree and Cottos he follows the great Fresco masters of the Renaissance and works with dedication on Mythological Historical themes. He also works in different mixed media oil sticks, collage etc on paper and canvas.His next cycle is indepth research on Forests which is still in progress.

His biggest project was “The Raft of the Medusa”, based on the wreck of the frigate “Medusa” in 1816 off the coast of Africa. Lionel Guibout turned the tragic story of the wreck into a myth through his 21- preparatory drawings, 11-large paintings, 40 lithographs and seven bronze sculptures.

Lionel Guibout’s works are in public collections, Museums, foundations and some have sold through auction houses like Christies. An artist definitely worthy of note.

Antonio Veronese (Brazil): "FACES"

Antonio Veronese, is considered one of the great Latin American living painters, with 64 individual exhibitions in Brazil, Chile, United States, Canada, Switzerland, France, Japan and Portugal.

Come experience for the first time in Dubai 6 of his famous works as he portrays life with all its violence and beauty. A giant of Contemporary art comes to Dubai as the finest collectors, contemporary art experts & travellers passing through all gather to see his work.

Veronese is the author of Famine at FAO in Rome, Save the Children, the United Nations; Just Kids, a symbol of UNICEF, A Margin, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland; Walk (Tensão no Campo) installed in the Parliament in Brazil.

For over sixteen years he taught art and painting to young prisoners in Rio de Janeiro. He believed art was like a “drug” that could psychologically rehabilitate these traumatized children and it did and over 50% of them were rehabilitated into society. His proximity with children in distress in Rio de Janeiro strongly effected and influenced his paintings.

He is well known and well respected (by the likes of Hilary Clinton & many more) for reducing violence against children in Rio de Janeiro. He is a strong man who is not afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what he believes.

He received from the Commission on Human Rights at the United Nations, the highest honor from the Supreme Court of Justice of Brazil marked "Honoris Causa" The internationally famed Brazilian artist lives and works in Barbizon, France. He has successfully exhibited in several countries,including Brazil, United States, Switzerland and France. There is much to be learnt from this great artist who is true to his beliefs and expresses himself best through his faces. Each face a story, each story a reality that leaves you speechless.

Nikola Zigon:( Serbia) "Moonlight Mile" The artist exhibits 15 of his finest paintings at Art Couture in Dubai.
Nikola Zigon, was born on July 13, 1958 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Arts in Belgrade - The Faculty of Fine Arts - Painting Department -Class of Professor Moma Antonovic.

Between 1992 & 2009, he had over 30 solo exhibitions, with the most significant ones in Munich, Paris, Milan, & Belgrade. Zigon has his own individual style and preference of colours and medium and one often sees a dominance of white and lighter shades in his Compositions. He works in pencil, graphite, acrylics and adds mixed media and texture to many of his works especially his column series that has bits of fine detailing. Bold blocks or hints of stronger colours are applied on Huge canvasses and allowed in places to drip and form their own patterns that add to the complete art work. Visible too in many of his works are scribbles and alphabets and bits of writing that add further interest to his works. He names his artworks giving the viewer a direction but then leaves the rest of the narrative to the viewer. Different people interpret his artworks in different ways.He has been an exclusive member of PROM Gallery in Munich, Germany, since 2002. He is also a member of ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia) in Belgrade, where he lives and works.

About Calic International Co. :

With more than three decades in the Art Industry, Calic International Co. , a premier destination for fine art connoisseurs, was founded in 1974, in California - USA, by Mr. Nebojsa Calic. It was the founder’s first gallery, originally named "Calic Commercial Art", nestled in the heart of the San Francisco Financial District.

In 1996 the company expanded with the addition of a new art space "Gallery C International" in Paris, France, which successfully ran for over 10 years.

In 1999, Mr.Peter Calic joined his father's love for fine art, and has been involved in the business since then.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Nebojsa Calic has also been associated with "Classic Art Galleries" of Carmel by the Sea in California. With 2 new locations recently opened in Palm Desert and El Paseo, CA.

Mr. Nebojsa Calic has successfully been dealing with fine art and has organized numerous exhibitions worldwide since 1974.

He has also published two books in Paris and Belgrade. One on artist Luigi Loir ( 1845-1916), and one on artist Borivoje K. Radenkovic (1871-1952 ). He is currently working on publishing a third book, also in Paris, on artist Leon Zeytine (1885-1962)

Calic International' association with a wide network from the Art industry has made it the successful company it is today.

Among his valuable staff, Ms. Amina Chentouf-Lachachi, Artist Agent, and Ms. Assia “Sue” Campulli, Artist Agent / Exhibition Coordinator, have with tenacity made the February 2014 Collective Art exhibition, to be held at Art Couture Gallery in Dubai, a reality. They both specialize in the Dubai region.

It is a true honor to have the opportunity to introduce to Dubai our three talented artists from Brazil, France and Serbia. Should we say "Art with no boundaries".... thus, our collective art exhibition title.