Our current two person featuring paintings by Fabricio Suarez and Mane Sakic.
Fabricio Suarez (b.1978, Montevideo, Uruguay) is an artist living and working in the NJ/NYC area. A graduate from the School of Visual Arts, he trained as a plein-air painter under Gregory Crane for three years. Suarez primarily worked on location and concentrated on the industrial landscape and cityscapes of the area. However, his current studio practice is a mix of wiping off paint to create an atmosphere in the landscape and adding abstract expressionist brushworks to create a narrative. Kind of like putting Peter Bruegel and Gerhard Richter in a blender. Major influences range from Flemish Old Masters, modern & Latin American painting
Mane Sakic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1971 to a family of artists and revolutionaries and is now based in Jersey City, NJ. He has worked and exhibited in Serbia, Spain, and the U.S. The revolutionary power of art to him is best expressed in public forums and through juxtaposing opposing techniques and themes. Sakic exhibited his work at places like Plaza Dos de Mayo in Madrid and made his art a part of numerous public premises in that city. The artist has exhibited at Kalenic Pijaca, the largest green market in Belgrade, and the decayed Tito Banquet Room in Hotel Slavija, Belgrade. His mosaic work adorns one of the city center streets in Belgrade, and his paintings reside in the Museum of Cinematography and the Ministry of Culture in Belgrade. Sakic studied painting at the University of Arts in Belgrade, in the class of Professor Momcilo Antonievic, from which he graduated in 1995.