Art in Cozumel: Island Artists Profiled

Art in Cozumel: Island Artists Profiled

Two island artists highlighted: Alfonso Viladiu & Rance

 

This month, Greg Dietrich, owner of the Galeria Azul,  is kind enough to continue his series and highlight Alfonso Viladiu and Rance.

 

ALFONSO VILADIU

I was born in Merida, Yucatán; I love the Caribbean and diving that is why I decided to stay in the Island, ¡over 40 years ago! I am self-taught but have taken workshops with good artists, watercolorists, participated in many events at the Museum, galleries an urban art. Creativity is my passion; through my paintings I try to create awareness on the preservation of the environment, flora, reefs and love to the sea.

Cheers,

Alfonso

In this watercolor I want to draw attention to the Elkhorn coral, an endangered species. Este es una acuarela quiero llamar la atención con el coral de cuerno de alce , una especie en peligro de extinción

 

 

Long live Mexican traditions! This watercolor and ink is part of a series intended to extol Mexican instruments and music. Vivan las tradiciones Mexicanas, esta acuarela y tinta , fue una serie para enaltecer los Instrumentos y música de México

 

 

I am passionate about collage techniques. Here I paid tribute to my rabbit and monarch butterfly as well as to this great 19th century sculptor from Madrid, contrasting the simplicity of a clay jug. La técnica del Collage me apasiona, aquí le hice un homenaje a mi conejo y la Mariposa Monarca y a este gran escultor Madrileño del siglo 19 , contrasta con la sencillez de un jarro de Barro

Contact Information:   telephone: 987 101 5590 , or Facebook Alfonso Viladiu

 

RANCE

 

born on bastille day, i came at art from about as far away as possible– a yen for aircraft design. or perhaps it wasn’t so distant after all– in retrospect, i should have known.

 

santa fe, early 70s, and a lovely encounter with a scented juniper cross gave me the impetus to make my first primitive attempts at carving wood– clumsy they were indeed. however, i just couldn’t seem to make myself stop.

 

soon enough i began to find art was intrinsic in so very many things– over the years i have added sculpture, both stone and wood. the mid-70s began jewellery design and production and the early 80s pen and ink drawings, which segued into painting with acrylics. designing and preparing food wove their ways through all of this.

 

if one approaches it correctly, one can find art in almost any endeavor.

 

home phone 987-872-4128

website– see my jewelry and other works under and after construction– www.caribbeanrance.com

 

 

Arte en Cozumel: perfil de los artistas de la Isla

Resaltando a dos artistas de la Isla: Alfonso Viladiu y Rance. . .

Greg Dietrich, propietario de galería Azul, este mes amablemente continua su serie destacando a: Alfonso Viladiu y a Rance.

ALFONSO VILADIU

Nací en Mérida Yucatán, adoro el Caribe y bucear y por eso me quede a vivir en esta isla hace más de 40 años!  Autodidacta, pero he tomado talleres con buenos artistas , acuarelistas , participado en muchos eventos en el Museo y gallerías y arte urbano , La creatividad me apasiona ,a través de mis cuadros trato de crear conciencia sobre el Cuidado del medio ambiente, flora, los Arrecifes y Amor al mar !
Saludos,

Alfonso

In this watercolor I want to draw attention to the Elkhorn coral, an endangered species. Este es una acuarela quiero llamar la atención con el coral de cuerno de alce , una especie en peligro de extinción

 

Long live Mexican traditions! This watercolor and ink is part of a series intended to extol Mexican instruments and music. Vivan las tradiciones Mexicanas, esta acuarela y tinta , fue una serie para enaltecer los Instrumentos y música de México

I am passionate about collage techniques. Here I paid tribute to my rabbit and monarch butterfly as well as to this great 19th century sculptor from Madrid, contrasting the simplicity of a clay jug. La técnica del Collage me apasiona, aquí le hice un homenaje a mi conejo y la Mariposa Monarca y a este gran escultor Madrileño del siglo 19 , c

 

 

Datos de Contacto:   tel.: 987 101 5590 , y  Facebook Alfonso Viladiu

 

 

 

 

RANCE

Nací el Día de la Bastilla. Llegué al arte desde lo más distante posible a ello; ansiando el diseño de aeronaves. O tal vez no era tan distante. En retrospectiva, debí haberlo sabido.

 

Santa Fe, comienzos de la década de los años 70 y un adorable encuentro con un perfumado enebro me dio ímpetu para hacer mis primeros y primitivos intentos en el tallado de madera; ciertamente fueron burdos. Sin embargo, no me era posible parar.

 

Pronto comencé a encontrar que el arte era intrínseco en tantas cosas. Con el paso de los años he añadido la escultura, tanto en piedra como en madera. A mediados de la década de los años 70 comencé a realizar y producir joyería; y, a inicios de la década de los años 80, dibujos a pluma y tinta que trascendieron a la pintura con acrílico. El diseño y preparación de alimentos buscaron entretejerse en todo esto.

 

Si uno lo aborda correctamente, puede encontrar arte en casi toda empresa.

 

Teléfono en casa 987-872-4128

Sitio web: vean mi joyería y otras obras antes y después de su construcción. www.caribbeanrance.com

 

Greg Dietrich

Greg Dietrich

Greg first came to Cozumel in 1988 to scuba dive and enjoy the beaches of the east side of the island. He immediately fell in love with the island and its people. His dive master convinced him he should look into buying a house here… turns out his other job was as a real estate agent. Long story short, he bought a house here on that very first visit. Greg came back to Cozumel at least twice a year for the next 10 years.

In the spring of 1998, Greg had a successful glassblowing related business in Seattle Washington, the city that is known as the glass art center in the United States. In March, on the first night of his much needed vacation, he met Liliana Macotela. This encounter changed everything.

By the end of that year, he had sold his business, packed up his engraving machine, and moved here to the island. He opened his working studio/gallery, called Galeria Azul, in the downstairs of his home. He is still there to this day and just celebrated 17 happy years of living here on the island with his wife, Liliana.
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