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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Holiday Sale of Bein Irizarry
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is proud to kick off the Holiday Shopping season with a 40% off sale of the sculptures by Santa Fe artist, Bien Irizarry.
Red Winter 32" x 16" Retail $4,000.00
Sale Price $2,400.00
Bien Irizarry, originally from Puerto Rico, developed as an artist in New York. He studied at the School of Art & Design, the Arts Students league and the National Academy of Arts. He has developed his skills in bronze art while working at art foundries throughout this country. One of his first and foremost influences is the work of Rodin.
His subject matter remains simple yet powerful: branches, clouds, stones – even a bird. “I relate to these in a fundamental and metaphorical way,” Bien says. “I can compose with branches quickly, covering surface space, expressing hardship, death, new beginnings and life through a range of textures and movements. Clouds allow me great space, pressure, and atmosphere. Stones or rocks are ancient, wise and defiant. The bird fantasized freedom.”
Clear acrylics are a favorite medium and are the primary element in his work. He fascinates his viewers by the effects of light, the control of gravity, easy carving, and assembling in a modernistic manner. The wood then lends distinct warmth. Natural stones and rocks provide weight and earthy color.
Bien Irizarry currently exhibits in several galleries in the Southwest, and his collectors are from all over the United States.