The Portuguese surrealist artist Santiago Ribeiro exhibits in Dallas, Texas

For the second time the Portuguese artist presents his work in Dallas in the U.S. State of Texas

LuminArte Presents

Represented Artists, New Works

November 9 – December 7

Opening Reception: Saturday November 9th, from 7 – 10pm

DALLAS, TX, United States, 4-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — LuminArte Presents is an exhibition showcasing new works by represented artists as well as a selection of gallery favorites. In addition, we are presenting a roster of new artists to the Dallas art scene alongside a wide range of local talent. This all-encompassing presentation of artists from 25 countries opens on November 9th, with a reception from 7-10pm; and many artists will be in attendance. The exhibition runs through December 7th; both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Alongside Texas based artists such as Alison Jardine, Leanne Venier and Waleed Arshad, career US artists like Robin Antar, Paul Lorenz, Wewer Keohane, Shahla Rosa, Salvatore Zagami and Ron Burkhardt combine with esteemed international artists, including Liba Waring Stambollion, Viktorija Bulava, Katrin Alvarez, Tina Spiro, Santiago Ribeiro and Otto Rapp in this mega-showcase of multimedia expression. Many of the participating artists will be revealing their latest works in this must-see exposition of monumental international talent, with artists representing the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Russia, China, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Israel and India.

LuminArte has been fortunate enough to work with several celebrated career artists like Shahla Rosa, a Canadian-American Modern Surrealist. Rosa’s paintings, which are inspired by Andre Breton, Sigmund Freud, and Dante Alighieri, deal with themes of human nature and the subconscious. She paints her deepest thoughts on canvas in an attempt to shed light on her inner self, searching through what she calls the Awaken Subconscious. She interprets her emotional reactions to the world’s beauty and falsity in a search for universal truths.

German born painter, Katrin Alvarez, is qualified as a lawyer and editor, spent two years as a volunteer journalist, and has published satirical poems and a novel; however, painting has remained the basic impulse of her life. Her paintings and poetry depict the overwhelming beauty of existence as well as its cruel dark sides. She has won numerous international awards including the Leonardo Award for Applied Arts First Place at the 2013 Chianciano Biennale; and her paintings are included in numerous prestigious international collections such as the New Fantastic Art Museum in Vienna.

Jose Manuel Santiago Ribeiro is a Surrealist painter from Coimbra, Portugal, whose paintings illustrate deep concerns about modern society and its individual and collective behavior. Having exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Moscow, Warsaw, Barcelona, Granada, Belgrade, Lisbon, Dallas Texas, Florence in Italy, Romania, Macedonia, Monte Negro and more. Santiago’s work is featured in numerous private collections as well as in the Collection of Contemporary Art of the National Museum Machado de Castro and in the Bissaya Barreto Foundation in Coimbra, Portugal.

Austrian artist, Otto Rapp, was heavily influenced by the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, exploring the realms of his “Inner Universe” through meticulously detailed paintings and illustrations that depict a singular awareness and unity within conscious and subconscious states. “I do not concern myself with the elimination of the rational, the exclusivity of the irrational and the absurd, but presentation of the conscious and subconscious world as an inseparable whole. I draw my inspirations from the layered labyrinth underground which represents the other side of life, which is an inner imaginative-inspirational counterpart to the outer world, expressed with the help of logic-alogic associations, analogisations and symbolism.

Liba Waring Stambollion was born to American parents but grew up in South East Asia. She moved to the United States in her teenage years, and currently lives in Paris, France, where she paints, writes, makes books, and designs furniture. Ecology, erotica, and the sacred are the recurrent themes in her work. “My art is sourced through my dreams, meditations, vision quests and my relationship with nature. I am inspired and resonate with the message of Love from people of all cultures and from all ages.”

About LuminArte Gallery

LuminArté Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArté continues to embrace the local art community by showcasing regional artists, hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities. In addition, the gallery provides art placement and interior design consultation, presenting collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

For a complete list of participating artist, hi-res images and interviews, please contact Matt Anzak – matt@luminarte.com

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Santiago Ribeiro

Santiago Ribeiro

Cross - Santiago Ribeiro

Cross – Santiago Ribeiro

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