SOURCE: World of Art Showcase
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - The World of Art Showcase is pleased to announce the addition of world renowned, Bali-based Austrian painter Wolfgang Widmoser to its inaugural event -- a long overdue celebration of the visual arts and artists (www.worldofartshowcase.com) at the Wynn Las Vegas December 20-22, 2012.
"The World of Art Showcase is a splendid occasion for painters and art lovers to get inspired and share their values," says Widmoser. "I'm very impressed with its philosophy and glad to take part."
Widmoser, who studied Renaissance painting techniques with legendary painters Ernst Fuchs (in Vienna) and Salvador Dalí (Cadaques) while coming up in the 1970s, applies European techniques to a pushed vision of reality. His multi-faceted works are distinguished by the distortion of forms with exquisitely painted realism in the rendering of their surfaces -- shells, water, plants and above all, faces. Widmoser developed his early career with still-lifes before moving to Ticino, where his focus became impressionistic landscapes.
After exploring the light and change of seasons for a time in Tuscany, he settled in Bali, where bowls and shells appeared in his still-lifes of such things as wineglasses and Etruscan jars. He later combined objects, landscapes and figures of different cultures and times. Psychic landscapes led to a series of large triptychs that he currently explores via his Warrior series. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. His exhibitions in Jakarta, Indonesia have included his show "Venus Rising" at Bentara Budaya and participation in the Achilli Museum exhibition "Expanding Contemporary Realism."
The groundbreaking vision of David Goldstein, COO of Jerry's Artarama -- one of the world's most loved art material supply companies -- the World of Art Showcase is a cause to reestablish the arts to their rightful place within society. It's an exclusive show for professional artists from across the U.S. and around the world to sell their art and make important personal connections with art buyers, collectors and galleries.
Fashioned as a harmonized presentation of the finest original contemporary paintings, the exhibition is establishing itself as a world-class cultural event. Its primary goal is to promote the most talented contemporary painters in America, with work ranging from classical to modern.