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The Art and Opinions of Heidi Celeghin, Aesthete


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Lily sold!

The Lily watercolor drawing on my Etsy shop was just sold to a wonderful buyer! It is great to see my work find a good home.

lilyI am planning on creating some more art nouveau flower drawings since that seems to be a popular subject. Any thoughts on other work would be appreciated!

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Official Press Release

Suspended Flux: Multiculturalism in Singapore

by Heidi Celeghin (Brazil)
As a Brazilian who grew up in an international environment, now living in the United States, and traveling around the world, artist Heidi Celeghin is constantly experiencing new cultures and exploring new definitions of identity. She is fascinated with both how people assimilate and how they remain connected to their roots. It is challenging to grow up between cultures but it also provides one with a wonderful opportunity to bridge gaps and begin dialogues. Multiculturalism is powerful – it can dissolve barriers and destroy fears of the unknown Other. Her show explores Singapore’s internationalism through a combination of new media portraiture and installation. Heidi Celeghin is simultaneously capturing the diverse people who live in Singapore and the architectural structure alternately surrounding/defining/uniting them.  In this exhibition, there will be 10 oil paint and digital painting on canvases and 10 digital paintings on archival paper featured.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Heidi Celeghin is a Brazilian artist currently teaching at the Glassell Junior School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She divides her time between Houston and Manhattan, primarily working in oil, graphite, and ink. Her artwork has been shown twice in Houston’s Reliant Center, twice in Ithaca’s Johnson Museum of Art, the Norma R. Ory Gallery of the MFAH, and other notable locations. Her artwork is in private collections in Houston, Manhattan, and Barcelona. She studied in Cornell University and pursued additional artistic studies in The School of Visual Arts (New York) and the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

Opening Reception: 22 June  2012, 7-9pm

Venue: INSTINC SOHO
12 Eu Tong Sen Street, soho2 @ central, #04-163 Singapore 059819
t:             +65 62279487      
e: enquiries@instinc.com
w: http://www.instinc.com

Original post on my official website.

Isabella

Isabella
(New Media Painting)

Rosana

Rosana
(New Media Painting)

 See more images on my official blog.


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Singapore: New Artwork + plus coloring book page

I have recently finished another cityscape that will be part of the series of works on paper. I love the old buildings on Club Street and since old architecture can be so difficult to find in Singapore, it makes it that much more special. The distinct colors of the buildings contrast with one another and with the otherwise modern setting. All of my cityscapes will be devoid of people.

Also, I made this Spiderman image for a child I know here in Singapore so that he can color it in.


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Artwork: Cityscapes & Portraits

Originally posted on heidiceleghin.com

Here are some of my recent works for my solo show in June.  These digital paintings will be printed on cotton acid-free paper, framed, and hung on the wall.  They will be a combination of portraits of people I see in my daily outings in Singapore and the places around the city. This will in a sense mimic the idea that people travel inside the liminal space that is public transport with the sole purpose of exiting at their “real” location.  In that way, the MRT can only be remembered as a sea of people – some standing out more than others – and not as an actual location in and of itself.


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Houston Zoo – Haley and Rama

Here are the two drawings I created for the Houston Zoo Jack Hanna event.

The first is of Rama, their Clouded Leopard.  This is a 30 x 22 inch drawing done with watercolors and walnut ink.

Haley, the cougar, is a 14 x 17 inch drawing also with watercolors and walnut ink.


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Painting Reproduction : Portugal

I am currently working on a reproduction of a David and Goliath painting by Cagnacci.

First, I have the charcoal drawing:

Second, the wash drawing done with umber and turpentine:

Currently, I am in the dead coloring stage, where I am starting to put in general local color: