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Altering Skins - Surface to Form

BY ROBERT OPPECKER
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

There are 3 generations of artists in Robert Oppecker's family. His father was a prolific abstract artist in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Robert is a scupltor and silversmith. And his son is studying graphic design at VCU. Robert's own work focuses on form, line, and volume, but because of the silver medium he does not get to do much with color on the surface. To capture this "intergenerational energy", Robert, along with the help of his son, Michael, explore ways to meld the surface treatments with the scupltural expressions.

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Taking Architecture Beyond

BY MARCELLO GALIOTTO
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."

Student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. 

Enjoy!

"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2015.



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Abstracts and Inspiration

BY BRUCE KORNBLUTH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Bruce Kornbluth splits his time between Monhegan and Portland, ME. He is an abstract painter, and using photographs of his inspirations alongside his work, explains how what he sees and what he paints intersect. 

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"I only work here..." Regarding the Nature of Painting Nature

BY TIMOTHY ROEPE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 16, 2016

Timothy Roepe is a painter who's art is rooted in painting directly from nature. He explores what it is to paint from nature, and how he derives his abstract works from what he sees in the world. 

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Light, Energy & Matter

BY ERIC DEVER
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 17, 2017

Eric Dever explores his journey through light and color, starting with white, then black, then adding red and exploring what mixing them does to the art. He realizes that working with color is directly like working with light, and explores what playing with light does to art.

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The Abstract Life of Steve Haweeli

BY STEVE HAWEELI
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

After false starts at business school, seminary, and the restaurant business, Steve Haweeli found his calling as an abstract painter at 54. Here, he desscribes his life before his art, and how he got into the PR business.

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Theatre Spaces

BY WALTER HALL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 15, 2017

"I wanted to see what the already existed in the world as non-traditional but permanent performance space as inspiration for alternative space where drama can exist."

In Theatre Spaces from PeckaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 7, Walter Hall shares his passion for performance, examining a plethora of theatre spaces throughout history and across the globe. He explains the evolution of theatre venues from the ancient Greeks to modern day Macau and how performance space can affect the plays occurring in them. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 20th, 2017. 

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Mondrian's Flower Paintings, 1900-1925

BY JOSEPH LONG
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Joseph Long's presentation considers the duality of Mondrian's early flower painting and his more celebrated hard edged, abstract compositions.

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Ice Dance

BY ORA UZEL
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 26, 2017

Ora Uzel shares how she came to love ice on her winter hikes and how she shares that beauty through her photography.

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My Lunch with Marvin

In "My Lunch with Marvin" from PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 5, Peter Chester speaks of his lunch outings with this father Marvin, in which the two of them speak on intellectual topics such as the illusion of free will, human psychology, as well as the fast and slow thinking mind. All the while, we're treated to beautiful, abstract visuals composed by Peter's mother, Elfi. More of her work can be found on her website.

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know: the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure!  In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PKN Townsville Vol. 4 David speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

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#3 in the SKY

This was good! And it all started with a magnificent concerto of the delicious trio: Limona Jam: Ammalia Podlaszewska + Daniele Agretti + Alex Osipenko. Taste it in a short glimpse! This was an allover dream come true evening! We had local musicians performing together for the first time, we landed on a spectacular venue on a roof top of our city, we reached the magic 10 presentations and our audience keeps on growing! Right after the sunset, we had Rubén Robledo Ibáñez showing us his reportage photos from the Gaza Stripe where he spent several weeks among befriended Palestinians. Geographically not afar, the next was Athina Stefani from Greece who involved us in her story about Ludwig Wittgenstein's house, told by the mean her own drawings authored throughout the nights before Friday: And then it happened: the Italian-Swedish team of laughter monsters (Sara Ferraioli + Carl Ydergård) stretched our cheeks to a high level of pain with their rythmic story on how Daniele, who happened to be the guitarrist at the same evening, made his career instead of playing football. A series of 20 photomontages made us laugh through the whole 400 seconds: This was not all! Sara couldn't stop just at one presentation.. An involving walk through the streets of Naples followed, filled with street art: After a smooth beer brake extended through the stunning views over Weimar: we took off again. This time Rika Tarigan from Indonesia engaged us with her designs of modern applications of the batik textile technique. Filtered through the cultural background of Indonesian fariy tales we were covered up with 20 splendid and very colorful images: Right after some colder recollections of the last winter arrived to us from Sankt Petersburg through Lithuania in the person of the delightful pianist Simona Zajancauskaite. The first musician to present images on PKN in Weimar! Stark congratulations for the courage! We were all touched by the transcontinental message instilled in the 20 slides under the title tandem, nothing is black and white anymore. The message pointing towards a possible European-Russian friendship was carried on by the presentation by Iman Hegazy (Egipt) and Tatiana Reshetnikova - the Urban Sketchers Weimar. In a series of speedy sketches we discovered some beautiful locations from Russia, Egypt and Weimar. Thank you and good luck with engaging more sketchers in your group!  The reportages from cold Russia made a perfect ground for the next story to come - this time by the PKN city-organizer himself. Gall Podlaszewski uncovered his winterly "cultural production": the Weimar Winter Bad - a series of Monday baths in the river of Ilm taking place under winter atmospheric conditions. The involvement of some other participants proved that the idea of swimming in the winter is not Bad at all! Here, the end of first season (photo by Simona Zajancauskaite who got up on a cold morning very early just to take this photo. What a brave daughter!): Right afterwards we had another swap of functions - now Tereza Spindlerova - the second city-organizer came out of her mixxer pult and took over the mic to tell us the development of her Spanish blog - a poetic journey supported by 20 almost abstract urban images: The splendid series of 10 presentations was closed, or rather opened up by the enigmatic Mr. Grüter, who did it just as we like - decided to present just at the same evening, bringing his presentation on a usb stick. Here Mr. Grüter seizes the audience with his magic pencil: Thank you all for the great fun we had that night!! Full photo album is available here: author: Simona Zajancauskaite: on flickr author: Gall Podlaszewski: on facebook

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Nothing to See Here

"This is a personal rebuttal of the notion that nothing ever happens in Whanganui."In Nothing to See Here from Whanganui Vol. 1., Matt Dutton highlights many works from any of the talented artists living in an unsuspecting New Zealand community on the North Island. Considered a place where "nothing ever happens", Dutton challenges us not to overlook the quiet town, or the contemporary, often abstract works coming from any of its highly gifted artists. Enjoy!

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Taking Architecture Beyond

"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."In Taking Architecture Beyond, from Tokyo, Vol. 125, student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. Enjoy!

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Words and Light on a Dark Night

The lights in town were out. The core of Downtown Long Beach and its neighboring hood, the East Village Arts District, had been without electricty for over twenty-four hours.  The second installment of PechaKucha Night Long Beach at ArtExchange should have been cancelled but Long Beach's art community made it happen. The electrical outage lasted more than 72-hours and it was a great time to reflect on how our daily needs and tasks are so interconnected with this massive - yet seemingly invisible - power structure. Having to travel out of the comfort of the East Village Arts District for WiFi to download the presentation, run-of-show and other compiled notes saved in the cloud felt like a feat from a Grecian tale. Rewriting the run-of-show because it wasn't download during said trip presented no major challenge to a nearly eidetic memory. Being reminded that printers can't print without power humbled the experience of the evening.  Calculating the battery life of lights left the team wishing they had paid closer attention in math class.  While pre-show t-shirt block printing and drawing sessions went smoothly, it would be a lie to say the rest evening went off without issue. We needed power, lights and safety prepartions for a night of art in the dark. Magically, it all came together. Jordan Christian, one of the three abstract artists currently showing in the main gallery, had a gasoline powered generator. With generators a limited commodity in the area, we feared someone might take the one we were borrowing from Jordan. We put out a call for security. Local paparazzo Richard Shimizu answered and was even able to snag a couple of great pics of the night. A few other issues came up but were quickly resolved by our great community. Thanks to Amy for troubleshooting the generator (slash opening its carborator). Thanks to Damian for navigating us through our VGA to HDMI projector setup. And thanks to El Imagenero for catching some great shots of PKNLB at ArtExchange. Despite the issues with the electrical grid, all of our presenters arrived on-time and ready with their best. In the comotion technical problems, something got messed up with the audio recorder for the event. Unfortunately, we'll only have a few recording from speakers to upload. But we're happy to chalk PKNLB#2 to a more experiencial volume. You had to be there to see and feel the magic. Regardless, the audience enjoyed every moment. For the night, ArtExchange had become this pocket of light and life in the beautifully dark and quite ocean skyline. Proof that the power of art wins. 

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Flowers and Nuclear Warfare

“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.” In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16, Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world." In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it.  In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein.