Fri, Jun 19|
Art Fights Corona / Sasha Meret
Artists React to the Pandemic - Works & Talks Series
Time & Location
Jun 19, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT
About The Event
In the middle of the pandemic, artists are finding countless ways to continue their practice and lift our spirits. Eight Romanian artists have taken our challenge with the kind of ingenuity one would expect from highly creative minds and are ready to share with us and the world, every week, how the current situation impacts them and their artistic imagination. The last episode in our series, ART FIGHTS CORONA presents ingenious Sasha Meret, a well-established sculptor and draftsman with international recognition, whose artworks explore the interaction between shape and pattern in sculptural constructs, requiring recycled elements that become components of his creation and assemblage.
Don’t miss the premiere on Facebook and YouTube on June 19 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time. Watch also on our blog and other social media accounts after the show.
#EPISODE 8 - SASHA MERET
SASHA MERET (b. Romania, 1955) began studying art at an early age and earned a BA in 1974, and an MA in 1979. After his arrival in New York (1987), he studied printmaking with Tony Harrison at Columbia University. Meret's work encompasses a wide range of techniques and styles, combining painting, drawing, photography, digital imaging with printmaking techniques like intaglio, woodcut, aquatint, monotype, working in a variety of styles, from representational to abstract. His imagery reflects his spiritual explorations, blending European, African, Asian, and esoteric symbolism in a highly personal visual language. He sees the creative process as a search to find ways of revealing the unexpected – the perpetual changing nature of everything that surrounds us. For over 20 years Sasha Meret collaborated as a weekly illustrator for The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and Washington Post and has illustrated several books for Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, Henry Holt and other publishing houses. He currently lives and works in New York City, and he had exhibits in Europe, Japan, China, and the U.S.
Watch previous episodes:
- Ioana Ciocan - May 1, 2020 - Ep.1/8
- Megan Dominescu - May 8, 2020 - Ep. 2/8
- Daniel Rădulescu - May 15, 2020 - Ep.3/8
- Radu Pandele - May 22, 2020 - Ep.4/8
- Mihai Zgondoiu - May 29, 2020 - Ep.5/8
- Vlad Nancă - June 5, 2020 - Ep.6/8
- Dan Badea - June 12, 2020 - Ep.7/8