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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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Blog - blog.naver.com/carandini

<Education>
Bachelor in Visual Communication Design / Illustration, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
MFA in Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

<Exhibitions>
Solo - 'FACES' (2012, Seoul, Korea)
Group - Hongik International Art Fair (2012, Seoul, Korea)
Degree Show (2012, Seoul, Korea)
Hongik Univ Group Exhibition (2012, Seoul, Korea)
Beaux-Art 2011 (2011, Seoul, Korea)
Korea-Japan Joint Exbn. (2011, Osaka, Japan)
Hongik Univ Group Exhibition (2011,Seoul,Korea)
'Rainbow' Art for Environment (2008,Seoul,Korea)

<Award>
Beaux-Art 2011 Art Award - 1st Prize in Painting

Favourite Visual Artist
Michleangelo, Titian, Holbein, Norman Rockwell, Sebastian Kruger, James Gurney, Drew Struzan
Favourite Movies
Hamlet, Henry V, Scent of a Woman, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Godfather, Jurassic Park
Favourite TV Shows
The Simpsons
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Anthony Warlow, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Twin Folio, John Williams, Kim Minki
Favourite Books
The Four Tragedies, Richard III, The Lord of the Rings, Iliad
Favourite Writers
William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, J.R.R. Tolkien
Favourite Games
Chess
Other Interests
Theatre, Films, Photography

Aristotle once said...

Aristotle once said...

Aristotle once said, 'A corpse is repulsive, but the painting of a corpse can be beautiful.' And I say, 'A pimple is repulsive, but the painting of a pimple can be beautiful.' It's the magic that keeps me practicing on hyper-realistic portraits!
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The 'Method'

The 'Method'

I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings. To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'. I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position only when the canvas is big(over 1m high). The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple; I'm an old-fashioned man! I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept. For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art. Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that. I don't feel com
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Fear of Blank Canvas.

Fear of Blank Canvas.

I've been painting since I was quite young. But still, I am overwhelmed and intimidated once I am facing the vast 'whiteness' of a blank canvas. Like Goliath to little David, the empty space challenges me and I recoil. I think being a good painter is nothing other than to overcome this fear of blank canvas. Just like Van Gogh said, a good painter never fears the canvas; The canvas fears him.
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Happy Birthday!
:cake: Happy Birthday! :cake:
svetlotihHobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning portraits!! +fav 
marcgosselinProfessional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.
Taqresu650Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.
TheArtfulConnorHobbyist General Artist
Happy BirthdayHave your cake and eat it too 
Yesterdawn General Artist
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오늘같은 특별한 날 행복한 일들이 많이 생기길 바랍니다. Pixel Clover