01ABOUT

ABOUT ARMANDO ALEMDAR

Armando Alemdar-Ara is an artist and cofounder of Neomodernism, an artistic movement that places particular importance upon the aesthetic and spiritual attributes of painting. Neomodernism aims to create a new link between art of the 15th and 20th centuries and transcend the media ‘hype’ which now surrounds old master paintings.

From this artistic philosophy Armando has created a body of work that draws on the inner spirituality of his Sufi background. The world he presents in his paintings is unique, creating the image of an inner world in continuous movement. His paintings present harmonious, flowing forms, but also powerful tensions, conflicts and breakthroughs; complexity and simplicity, hope, contrasting improvisations, overlapping shadows and parallel dimensions. He aims to strike a balance between the subjective and objective, the Absolute and the more conceptual and personal interest of more recent years. In this way Armando’s optimism and holistic way of thinking are made transparent to the viewer through the mastery of his technique and his subtle uses of colour.

02INNER VISIONS

Armando Alemdar Ara is an artist of Neomodernism, an art movement that espouses spiritual and aesthetic values in art. His work offers a clear vision that mirrors universal aspects of life. The world that Armando presents is as convincing as it is mysterious. Drawing on his Sufi background, Armando has embodied in his art the ancient mystical beliefs in inner spirituality.

In observing Armando's mystical imagery we discover classic and cultivated artistic palette. His artistic output has been attracting many art lovers and collectors across Europe and the USA for the past ten years. Confidently controlling any expressive elements that may arise in the heat of creation, Armando creates a feeling of contemplative intellectual confession. Creating abstract and associative compositions that reflect lyrical and spiritual feelings, Armando relies on his subtle use of colour that makes transparent his optimism; his intimate and at the same time collective thinking. Easily recognisable with the curvy shapes and rich colour sense Armando's pictures effortlessly create a harmony that ennobles everyone's soul. Clear in his concepts, confident in the expression of his idea, but also unimposing in his message, Armando appears as a mature artist whose pictures stand out from the work of other abstract artists, both past and present. His imagery presents harmonious, flowing forms, but also powerful tensions, conflicts and breakthroughs; complexity and simplicity, hope, contrasting improvisations, overlapping shadows and parallel dimensions. The harmony of form and colour created in his pictures often correlates to the harmony in classical music compositions.

In this sense Armando is an established conductor orchestrating a play of relations between colour, depth and composition. The compositions in his work often betray a quest for simplicity of form, for when simplicity of form is achieved, supported by compositional harmony, crowned by geometric serenity, then the artist achieves perfection. In his work Armando always strives towards achieving a balance between the subjective and the objective. If abstract paintings are born out of figurative ones then in Armando's work these two aspects of human duality approach one another in a mutual balance and unity.

03SELECTED CHRONOLOGY

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2018 - ArtRooms 2018 London, UK
2017 - London Art Fair, London, UK
2017 - Spring Collection, GX Gallery, London, UK
2006/17 - Grahams Fine Art, London, UK
2016 - Forty by Forty, GX Gallery, London, UK
2015 - Buy Art Fair, Manchester, UK
2015 - Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, UK
2015 - Forty by Forty, GX Gallery, London, UK
2014 - Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2013 - Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2010 - Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare, UK
2005 - Artful Eye Gallery, Connecticut, USA
2005 - Holland Park Orangery, London, UK
2001 - 2004 - Idea Fine Art, London, UK
2001 - Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, UK
2000 - Terra Gallery, London, UK
1999 - Art Share Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1998 - Hatfield House, Hatfield, UK
1997 - Art Encounter Gallery, Las Vegas, Colorado
1995 - Alternative Art Gallery, London, UK
1995 - Cannes International Institute, Cannes, France
1994 - Hyde Park Gallery, London UK

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018 - Zari Gallery, London UK
2017- Zari Gallery, London UK
2016 - Art No12 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2003/16 - GX Gallery, London, UK
2009 - Adam Street Club, London, UK
2002 - Idea Fine Art, London, UK
2001 - St James' Church, London, UK
2001 - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London, UK
2001 - Launch of Neomodernism, Idea Fine Art, London - New York
2000 - Terra Gallery, London, UK
1999 - Unicorn Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
1998 - Art for All Gallery, Santa Ana, California
1998 - Mo Vaan Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1997 - National Centre of Culture, Skopye, Macedonia

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LECTURES AND TALKS


'Neomodernism and Durand's 'Giordano Bruno Burning' - New Acropolis Philosophical Association, London, UK
'Art and Communication' - University of South Eastern Europe, Tetovo, Macedonia
'Dialectical Philosophy of Art' - University of South Eastern Europe, Tetovo, Macedonia
'Dialectical Aesthetics' - Sussex University, Hove, UK
'Neomodernism' - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London, UK

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CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING WORK


St Richard's Hospital MRI Scanner Fund, Chichester, UK
King's Hospital, Camberwell, UK
Charitable Fund for Saving Croatian Monuments (For Lady Beresford - Pierce)
Save the Children, UK
Max's Foundation for children with genetic heart condition, London, UK

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AUCTIONS


Bonham's, London, UK
Bishopsland and Float Art, The Gherkin Building, London UK

04PUBLICATIONS

05ART THEORY

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A Dialectical Philosophy of Art

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The Metaphysics of Armando's Art

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Interview with Armando Alemdar Ara