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┌┤theic├┐ from Blanes to Klimt

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Juan Manuel Blanes and Gustav Klimt marked a shift in art in their respective nations, having in common that through their art, both of them sought to portray the identity of their own country.

Contemporary Uruguayan visual artist Theic proposes an exchange between two cultures, connecting two cities through the stories, portraits, and philosophies. The artists himself gets to know a culture in another hemisphere and, at the same time, recognizes his own by creating an art show in both cities, Vienna (Austria) and Montevideo (Uruguay) at different times of the year.

Theic invites the audience on a journey to the past where he showcases two classical icon artists in their everyday environments. 
While researching the archives of their art, the artist aims to pay a tribute to both of them, Juan Manuel Blanes and Gustav Klimt.

Theic is the Uruguayan visual artist based in Montevideo. He is dedicated to the large-scale mural paintings, as well as canvas and paper in smaller formats. 
Theic, together with Fitz, are Colectivo Licuado, they work as a team traveling around the world and taking part in street art projects, festivals. They painted murals in Lisbon, Berlin, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Rome, Vienna and other cities.
Theic is particularly interested in classical painting, Greek, Egyptian, and Roman mythology. The influence is seen in his work, which is mostly inspired by the technique and concept.
Juan Manuel Blanes y Gustav Klimt marcaron el curso de arte y pintura en sus respectivos países, ambos querían mostrar la identidad de su cultura al mundo mediante retratos.
El artista uruguayo Theic, propone un intercambio cultural, conectando dos ciudades a través de historias, retratos y filosofías. Mostrará la cultura de otro hemisferio a la audiencia y reconocerá su propia, creando una exposición en ambas ciudades, Viena (Austria) y Montevideo (Uruguay) en diferentes tiempos y espacios.
El artista invita al público a viajar a través del tiempo y reencontrar a ambos artistas en su lugar común, para poder reconocer el porqué fueron y siguen siendo figuras importantes para el arte.

Es un artista uruguayo viviendo y trabajando en Montevideo, se dedica a crear murales a larga escala así como pinturas en formatos más pequenios. Theic y Fitz son miembros del Colectivo Licuado, viajan a través del mundo tomando parte enproyectos y festivales de arte urbano, pintando murales en ciudades como Lisboa, Berlin, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Nueva Deli, Roma y Viena entre otras. Theic, está interesado particularmente en pintura clásica, así como en mitología griega, egipcia y romana, lo cual es perceptible en su arte.
Vernissage: 16.08.18 19:00
Exhibition: 17.08.18 - 08.09.18

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Photos: Niko Havranek

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