The Creator & The Muse

American Art Collector|May 2020

The Creator & The Muse
Didi Menendez, the muse of PoetsArtists, asked members of the group to create portraits of other members for an upcoming exhibition.

The results will be shown in the exhibition, co-curated with Sergio Gomez, titled The Creator & The Muse. It opens May 15 in the Zhou B Art Center at 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago.

One of the collaborations was between Tanya Atanasova, a Bulgarian artist working in Belgium, and Alessandro Tomassetti, a Canadian artist working in Spain. The two artists had admired each other’s work and had struck up a friendship on social media. Atanasova recalls, when she first saw Tomassetti’s work, “It struck me as elegant, modern, exciting,vivid, sensual, extremely well executed and very spontaneous at the same time—it totally spoke to me in a language I was very familiar with.” Tomassetti recalls, “I had been an admirer of Tanya’s bold, complex, engaging paintings for a while.” When the call went out for the current exhibition, the two artists signed up to paint each other.

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