Featured Visual Artist

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Every quarterly release of Beautiful Losers Magazine features original artwork from an indie visual artist.

If you’re an artist and would like to be featured, please reach out to us at submissions@belomag.com to the attention of our Art Director, with a short bio and your thoughts on Why you would be a great featured artist. Please do not send any artwork via email unless requested so by our staff.

 

Gonzalo Borondo

(Featured in Beautiful Losers Magazine #3)

Gonzalo Borondo was born in Valladolid in 1989 and soon moved to Segovia, where he spent his childhood. In 2003 he settled in Madrid and began to experiment with different artistic techniques in public spaces. The street became Borondo’s privileged place of expression, where he communicated and created a strong relationship between space and those who live it.

In 2005 he began to attend the workshop of the painter Jose Garcia Herranz, where he started exploring the possibilities of painting techniques and studied the old masters. In 2010 he was invited for the first time to a public art festival in Istanbul and started to work on large wall surfaces.

Since then he has completed numerous public art projects around the world: urban installations and walls born from a dialogue between the environment and the physical spaces where he works.

Since 2012 he has presented exhibition projects in galleries and museums all over Europe, including “Animal”, his personal exhibition in London in 2015, which consolidated the artist’s inclination and will to create a dialogue between different media and techniques.

2017 has seen the artist create a more mature body of works that explore the installative aspects of interventions in public spaces including interaction, sound, light and video.

EXIBITIONS

Matiere Noire – 2017 – Marseille (FR) – collective
Colera – 2017 – Rome (IT) – collective
Paradiso Inclinato – 2016 – Rome (IT) – collective
WIP – The Street Art Show- 2016 – New Delhi (IND) – collective
Eterotopia- 2015 – Rome (IT) – collective
Eolie 1950/2015 Mare Motus- 2015 – Lipari (IT) – collective
Chained- 2015 – Milan (IT) – collective
Expo Express – 2015 – Madrid (ES) – solo
Limbo – 2015 – Segovia (ES) – collective
Animal – 2015 – London (UK) – solo
LAC – 2014 – Lagos (ES)- collective
Insiders- 2014 – Miami (USA) – collective
L’avenir- 2014 – SF (USA) – collective
A major minority- 2014 – SF (USA) – collective
A la sombra del àrbol- 2013 – Segovia (ES) – solo
Collicola on the wall- 2013 – Spoleto (IT) – collective
By district- 2013 – Madrid (ES) – collective
Proyecto 1+1, artistas en microresidencia- 2013 – Madrid (ES) – collective
Borondo solo show- 2013 – Paris (FR) – solo
This flat earth / Esta tierra plana- 2012 – Portland (USA) – collective
Isterofimía- 2012 – Rome (IT) – solo
Status symbol- 2012 – Madrid (ES) – with An Wei
Hole of fame- 2012 – Madrid (ES) – with An Wei and Chloe Tiravy
Neuroarte- 2010 – Madrid (ES) – solo
Mistolobo- 2010 – Madrid (ES) – solo
Jangle Jam- 2010 – Istanbul (TR) – collective
Palacio de la Floresta 2009 – Segovia (ES) – solo

FESTIVALS AND INTERVENTIONS

Intervention on Cemetery Chapel – Cenere – 2017 Selci (IT)
Glass Installation – Hierarchie – 2017 Berlin (DE)
Glass intervention – Aria – 2017 Catanzaro (IT)
Mural intervention – Show – 2016 Jacksonville, Florida (USA)
Mural intervention – Sacrum Fieri – 2016 Ordes (ES)
Mural intervention – Psyche – 2016 Zaragoza (ES)
Mural intervention at Urban Nation – 2016 Berlin (DE)
Mural intervention at Mural Social Club – 2016 Kiev (U)
Mural Intervention at Muro_Festival de Arte Urbana LX -2016 Lisbon (PT)
Mural interventions at Public – 2016 Perth (AUS)
Mural intervention at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico with Alexis Diaz – 2016 Puerto Rico (USA)
Mural intervention at Pow Wow! Festival – 2016 Honolulu (HI)
Mural intervention at St+Art Delhi – 2016 Nuova Delhi (IND)
Mural intervention at Open Walls Conference – 2015 Barcelona (ES)
Mural intervention at Lodz Mural – 2015 Lodz (P)
Mural and glass intervention at Nässjö Konsthall 2015 Nassjo (SW)
Mural intervention at Up North Festival – 2015 Sulitjelma (N)
Mural intervention at MIAU festival – 2015 Fanzara (ES)
Mural installation with Edoardo Tresoldi for “Chained” exhibition 2015 -Milan (IT)
Mural intervention for the book launch of “Surface” by Soren Solkaer – 2015 Copenhagen (DK)
Installation at Meeting del Mare – 2015 Mar.Camerota (IT)
Mural intervention at Test 2015 festival – 2015 Villarreal (ES)
Mural intervention at Life is Beautiful festival – 2014 Las Vegas (USA)
Mural intervention and installation at Nuart festival – 2014 Stavanger (USA)
Mural intervention at La Nuit Blanche Paris – 2014 Paris (FR)
Mural intervention at Living Walls festival – 2014 Atlanta (USA)
Mural intervention at LAC – residency – 2014 Lagos (PT)
Mural and glass intervention at Le MUR art project – 2014 Mulhouse (FR)
Installation at Secret Garden Party – 2014 London (UK)
Mural intervention and installation at Insitu festival – 2014 Paris (FR)
Mural intervention at MAAM – 2013 Rome (IT)
Mural intervention at Paisaje urbano de Tetuan project – 2013 Madrid (ES)
Mural intervention at Festival Concreto – 2013 Forataleza (BR)
Mural intervention at Oltre il Muro festival – 2013 Sapri (IT)
Mural intervention at Mura Mura festival – 2013 Pizzo Calabro (IT)
Installation at L’Arena delle balle di paglia – 2013 Corignola (IT)
Mural intervention at Alterazioni festival – 2013 Arcidosso (IT)
Mural intervention Logout Project – 2013 Roma (IT)
Mural intervention at Memorie Urbane festival – 2013 Gaeta (IT)
Mural intervention at PIGS en Festa festival – 2013 Lisbon (PT)
Intervention at “Se alquila mercado” – 2013 Madrid (ES)
Mural intervention at Outdoor festival – 2012 Rome (IT)
Mural intervention at Guerrilla gardening art project – 2012 Torun (PL)
Mural intervention for ”Cuando amar en Afríca lo pagas con la vida. Toxic Lesbian” art project at Matadero – 2012 Madrid (ES)
Mural intervention at Arquitectura y Arte público festival – 2010
Badajoz (ES)
Mural intervention at Jangle Jam festival – 2010 Istanbul (TR)
Mural intervention at Crítica urbana III festival – 2010 Madrid (ES)
Mural intervention at Crítica urbana II festiva – 2009 Madrid (ES)

Mail: info.borondo@gmail.comWeb: www.gonzaloborondo.comFB: BorondoOfficialYouTube: Borondo

 

Previously featured artist

Paolo Loschi

(Featured in Beautiful Losers Magazine #2)

Paolo Loschi was born in Treviso in 1966. His versatile personality stood out very early in his artistic career because of his passionate creativity and his unconventional vision. He attended a Music School during his youth years and later changed his course of studies to entirely devote himself to visual art. This how he got to know a number of painters and graphic artists of the area of Treviso and Venice. His particular sensitivity to music and sounds, however, is a major ingredient of the lyrical and gestural character of his pictorial language, which had him defined as “a painter with a good ear”.

He reached his audience very quickly thanks to his incisive and analytical sign, at times sarcastic and introspective, always able to explore and bring out the intimacy of his subjects and to push figurative expression to its extremes. Since 1996, he has been featured in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Italy, Europe and the United States. He mostly works with art galleries in Rome, Milan, New York (USA), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Berlin (Germany).

Between 2001 and 2002, he has worked in Seville, Spain, on a project that gave him a chance to collaborate with a few major Spanish artists. The expressive contamination and the extraordinary light of Southern Spain were essential elements in the chromatic maturation of his style.

Since 2014, Paolo began a fruitful collaboration with artist Fabrizio Fontana of Salento, Apulia. From the perfect fusion of their styles derived a symbolic, ironic and desecrating third artist, who gave life to the series of works named Jioki Loschi.

Paolo Loschi is a tireless experimenter prone to artistic contamination between different languages. A few series of his works have inspired and have been featured in the scenery of major theatrical plays.

He has designed the covers of Massimo Bassan CD albums, the book cover of a novel and the illustration of the famous musical book The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.

He currently lives and works in Giavera del Montello, Treviso, where he retired several years ago to accommodate his need to live in close contact with nature.

SHOWS

2017 LIGNUM HERO EST – Action painting with Fabrizio Fontana. Ostuni, Italy
2015 AAF – Art & Ars Gallery – Amsterdam – The Netherlands
2015 TARAB – Gruppo Petit Prince – Ravello, Italy
2015 IN NOMINE SANCTI -The Others – Art & Ars Gallery – Torino, Italy
2015 ANGEL OF THE EARTH – Orizzonti Arte contemporanea – Ostuni, Italy
2015 SET UP – Art Fair – Art & Ars Gallery – Bologna, Italy
2015 IN NOMINE SANCTI – Art & Ars Gallery, AAF- Milano , Italy
2014 JIOKI LOSCHI – Art & Ars Gallery – NY, USA
2014 JIOKI LOSCHI – Art & Ars Gallery – Galatina, Italy
2013 TELL-LINE – Caronte Spazio espositivo. Treviso, Italy
2013 TELL-LINE – Villa Wassermann – Giavera del Montello, Italy
2013 The Hiding Places Are (utterly) Empty – Gallery Molly Krom, NY, USA
2012 BABEL – Magazzeno delle lane c/o Lanificio Paoletti. Follina, Italy
2012 NewYorkers Polaroids – Centro culturale Musikrooms. Trevis, Italy
2012 AAF – Affordable Art Fair Milano – Vagabond Gallery NY, Milano, Italy
2012 AAF – Affordable Art Fair Milano – Per Capita Gallery, Milano, Italy
2012 Annual Exibition – Per Capita Gallery, Villa le Maschere, B. del Mugello, Italy
2011 Friend is four letter word – Vagabond Schmarotzer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 AAF – Affordable Art Fair Milano – Vagabond Gallery NY, Milano, Italy
2011 AAF – Affordable Art Fair Milano – PerCapita Gallery, Milano, Italy
2011 Arezzo Arte Fiera – Per Capita Gallery, Arezzo, Italy
2011 Annual Exibition – Per Capita Gallery, Pisa,Italy
2010 South Africa Meets The World – Galleria Forme d’Arte, Venezia, Italy
2010 AAF – Affordable Art Fair in New York, Muriel Guepin Gallery, NY, USA
2010 Tales from The Thousand and Second Night – Vagabond Schmarotzer Gallery, NY,USA
2010 Vanity Face – Spazio Spinazzè, S.Donà di Piave, Venezia, Italy
2010 Face/art, portraits in the age of facebook – Studio Iroko & Tortona Creativity, Milano, Italy
2009 Merry Christmas – Galleria Browning, Asolo,Treviso, Italy
2009 COLORS Notebook – Fabrica, Lisbona,Portugal
2009 Shop Art – Muriel Guepin Gallery, NY, USA
2009 Hot Art-Cold Drinks – Vagabond Schmarotzer Gallery, NY, USA
2009 Amsterdam Art Fair – Vagabond Schmarotzer Gallery, Amsterdam, NZ
2009 Verger Art Fair – Vagabond Schmarotzer Gallery, MiamiBeach, USA
2009 Edilizi@ – Galleria Polin, Treviso, Italy
2009 NewYorkers Polaroids – Spazio Bevacqua Panigai, Treviso, Italy
2008 Angel de Tierra – Colarte Gallery – Santander, Spain
2008 Italia Circa – Da San Remo a New York – Marzia Frozen, San Remo, Italy
2007 Italian Dreamz – Silvia’s House, Brooklyn, NY, Usa
2007 Colonizacija Jaica – residenza patrocinata UNESCO, Sarajevo, Bosnia E.
2007 Colonizacija Jaica – Galleria “IPC”, Sarajevo, Bosnia E.

http://www.paololoschi.it

 

 Fabrizio Fontana

(Featured in Beautiful Losers Magazine #1)

Fabrizio Fontana is an italian artist who creates beautiful, very eclectic pop/dada flavored art.

Despite the incessant and almost obsessive reference to the game, the art of Fontana is not that playful, and the ludic part of his works is often limited to its formal aspect.

Of course, Fontana “plays”. Borrowing from his childhood comics and cartoons characters in pieces such as “Goodbye Kitty” and “Mangia Libri di Cibernetica”. Playfully profaning sacred icons, statues and figurines of saints in others such as in “Fred & Niko”. Alluding to famous works of art or artists such as in “G15”, or quoting songs and anagramming product brands such as in “RedInk”.

Often using puns, toys and colourful plastic. But the real operation accomplished by the artist is to meticulously and expertly amalgamate all these ingredients. Then with the help of rough woods, glossy resins, transparent plexiglas and even light, to turn them into his singular language objectively speaking of loneliness, monotony, war, consumerism, alienation and death. The result is impressive and diverse. An eclectic and incredibly enjoyable artistic production. The works range from prints to paintings, from ready made to shadow boxes, from sculptures to installations. In his art the game called “jioko” by Fontana is always the protagonist. A stratagem to allow the artist to highlight that unfortunately nowadays, there is very little to joke about.

SOLO SHOWS

2017, ‘THE NATURE OF MY GAME’ Curated by Nico Carone, MostArt Centre, London, (UK)
2017, ‘PROBABILMENTE DIO E’ UNA DONNA’ Curated by Noemi Pittaluga, Galleria Gallerati, Roma, (IT)
2017, ‘WAR IS NEVER THE SOLUTION’ (+ S.Masciullo) Curated by Giovanni Matteo, Cutrofiano, (IT)
2016, ‘G16 (PUNTATA ZERO)’ Curated by  Gigi Rigliaco, P.Art, Palazzo della Cultura, Galatina LE, (IT)
2015, ‘DAMIANO & Co Ltd.’ – Fridartcafé, Ostuni BR, (IT)
2014, ‘FONTANAF, IO, TE E PUCCIA’ – Art and Ars Gallery, Galatina LE (IT)
2014, ‘TETRIS’ – Spazio Purgatorio, Ostuni BR (IT)
2014, ‘JIOKI LOSCHI’ (+ P.Loschi) – Dacia Gallery, New York City (USA)
2014, ‘JIOKI LOSCHI Preview’ (+ P.Loschi) – Art and Ars Gallery, Galatina LE (IT)
2014, ‘IL FAUT JOUER POUR DEVENIR SÉRIEUX’ – MonteolivetoGallery, Nice (FR)
2014, ‘FACCIO LA MIA MINCHIA A PEZZI E LA VENDO ALL’ASTA’ (feat M. Manieri) – Fondo Verri, Lecce (IT)
2013, ‘LA PROSSIMA VOLTA DEVO STARE PIU’ ATTENTO’ – G Lab, Campi Salentina (IT)
2013, ‘UN ANALGESICO PER L’EMICRANIA, UNA COPPIA DI DADI E LE MIE PANTOFOLE BLU SONO TUTTO CIO’ DI CUI ADESSO HO BISOGNO’ – P.Art, Palazzo della Cultura, Galatina LE (IT)
2010, ‘CHE IL JIOKO SIA CON TE’ – Officine Cantelmo, Lecce (IT)
2009, ‘RED-INK’ – Art and Ars Gallery, Galatina LE (IT)
2008, ‘IL PAESE DEI BALOCCHI’ – Galleria Gallerati, Roma (IT)
2008, ‘JIOKONDE IN SCHLAFANZUG VS ECO-INVADERS’ – Galleria Kud Laterna, Cromali (SLO)
2008, ‘NE LJUBIJO VSI JIOKONDE, AMPAK VSI BI JO RADI IMELI’ – Palazzo Kongresni, Ljubljana (SLO)
2007, ‘JIOKA COME PUOI’ – Palazzo Micheli, Galatina LE (IT)
2006, ‘LES JEUX SONT FAITS’ – libreria Kube, Gallipoli LE (IT)
2006, ‘D’OPPIO JIOKO’, Raggio Verde, Lecce (IT)
2000, ‘GENTE COMUNE CON UN CERCHIO ALLA TESTA’ – libreria Camera A Sud, Brindisi (IT)
1994, ‘DISORDINE SOCIALE ORGANIZZATO’ – Arcinova, San Pietro Vernotico BR (IT)

http://www.fontanaf.com

 

Federica Frati

(Featured in Beautiful Losers Magazine #0)

federicaWas born in Brescia in 1977. She graduated from the art school “Foppa” where she learned the main artistic techniques. After two years attending the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, she graduated in Art at the University of Milan. Since 2009 Federica creates engraving prints at the Luciano Pea laboratory.

Since 2010 and parallel to the engraving works, the artist produced paintings following models and techniques of medieval painting: the synthesis and the solemnity of some frescoes, the non-descriptive urgency, the glimmers of gold, and “verdaccio” backgrounds, mark the pictorial production of Federica. The sign becomes prevalent and predominant in her paintings as in her prints, so often that the paintings and engraving prints were exhibited together.

Shows
  • October 2010: “e la porta fu chiusa” – UCAI gallery, San Zenone all’Arco, Brescia, Italy
  • April 2012: “Segmenti” – Mimesis gallery, Calvisano, Brescia, Italy
  • September 2012: group show “IM-ESPRESSIONI”- Soncino Press Museum, Cremona, Italy
  • October 2012: group show “Civiltà Contadina”, a tribute to Luciano Cottini – church of Santa Maria della Rosa, Calvisano, Brescia, Italy
  • June 2013: third place at Lidia Anita Petroni competition with the work “Mother and son”
  • August 2013: group show at Biennale di Soncino, a Marco – fortress of Soncino, Cremona, Italy
  • February 2014: group show “La memoria del corpo” – Spazio Duina, Paitone Area, Brescia, Italy
  • April 2015: first place at the XXXVII edition of the award Matteo Olivero, painting section, Saluzzo, Cuneo, Italy
  • April 2015: second place at the XXXVII edition of the award Matteo Olivero, graphics section, Saluzzo, Cuneo, Italy
  • February 2016: “Giro di stella, gli incisori di Pachiderma studio” – Spazio arte Duina- Cascina Balocchi, Lonato, Brescia, Italy
  • April 2016: solo show  “Impuri”- Fondazione Amleto Bretoni, Saluzzo Arte, Saluzzo, Cuneo, Italy
  • July 2016: “Oggettività- Soggettività”, group show curated by Maria Novella Gennari – associazione culturale Il Movente, Brescia, Italy

http://www.federicafrati.com

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