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Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts - ARTSCAPE magazine

The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts – ARTSCAPE Magazine Summer/Fall Edition

ARTSCAPE Magazine reflects the cultural and artistic activities of the Angel Orensanz Foundation, a Manhattan-based organization for the arts and culture. Operating out of a beautiful, gothic-inspired building designed by Alexander Saeltzer in 1849, the Foundation seeks to reflect and maintain the artistic energy that pervades the New York City community.

Our magazine serves as a conduit between the affairs of the Foundation and the network of producing artists and innovators throughout New York City. By presenting content that relates art to implications of society and global culture, ARTSCAPE provides up-to-date arts-news coverage in the universally accessible format of vivid imagery and engaging texts. The goal remains, as always, to spark conversation and foster connectivity in an ever-expanding and ever-changing city.

ARTSCAPE magazine - Angel Orensanz Foundation

ARTSCAPE magazine – in print and available for purchase at The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts. Photo credit – Alexa Eskinazi

This edition features a collection of all-new reports on the arts scene in New York City and beyond. 

ARTSCAPE Magazine Articles Include:

  • Sacred Space: Art in Non-Neutral Environments
  • Language, Mind and Memory
  • Building an Art Paradise
  • Origins: The Influence of Space and History on the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts

Visit the Angel Orensanz Foundation homepage for more information about the Foundation and upcoming issues of ARTSCAPE Magazine and our NEWSLETTER!

Angel Orensanz for Art Palm Beach 2014

The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts and Contemporary Art Gallery Returns to Art Palm Beach 2014

Zoe V. Speas; The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts


The Angel Orensanz Gallery and Museum is pleased to announce its participation in Art Palm Beach, January 23-27, 2014.

Art Palm Beach 2014

Artist Angel Orensanz exhibits permanently at the former “Norfolk Street Synagogue”, home to the Orensanz Museum and Gallery. Orensanz will attend the Art Palm Beach 2014 fair.

The Gallery will present The Collective Unconscious, a series of dramatic new sculptures and paintings by Spanish artist Angel Orensanz. Orensanz has been exhibiting internationally since the 1960s and has a permanent exhibit at the Orensanz Foundation, located inside the former “Norfolk Street Synagogue” in New York City’s Lower East Side.

Burning Bronzes

Art Palm Beach 2014, Angel Orensanz, Burning Bronzes

From the Burning Bronzes episode of the Collective Unconscious series, which Angel Orensanz will present at the Art Palm Beach 2014 fair.

Burning Bronzes, a series of miniature-to-middle scale sculptures, speaks to the artist’s journey from Earth and Land Art into his current medium.

Working with the bronze and stoneware, according to Orensanz, “brings me into closer communion with the earth through my art.”

The sculptures on display will represent a continuation of the artist’s study of the human form and its manipulation, while paying homage to a tradition of indigenous art from around the world.


Bodies - Angel Orensanz - Art Palm Beach 2014

From the ‘Bodies‘ series by Angel Orensanz – an exploration of the human figure continues this winter at Art Palm Beach 2014.

Bodies consists of an incredibly diverse sequence of drawings in charcoal, graphite, ink, and, occasionally, coffee grounds. Angel Orensanz explores human anatomy through a highly vibrant mix of line weight and texture.

Angel Orensanz - Art Palm Beach 2014 - Sculpture

1961. Dinosaurio. Unknown location. Angel Orensanz.

The figures he depicts contort and bend in an expression ranging from agony to ecstasy.

Orensanz began his training in the 1950s at L’Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris with in-depth, literal study of the human body. Over the decades, his use of “body” and “form” has become an abstraction and a metaphor for the human condition and for the current project, Collective Unconscious.


The Language of Fire

Language of Fire - Angel Orensanz - Art Palm Beach 2014.

Angel Orensanz presents the Language of Fire as part of the upcoming Collective Unconscious exhibit for Art Palm Beach 2014.

Language of Fire bridges the worlds of painting, sculpture, and photography. Through his use of fire, plastics, and vivid color, Angel Orensanz illustrates the universal language of creativity, which defies boundaries of nationality and race. The artist employs a range of scale and perspective in these living photographs, verging almost into the realm of optical illusion. The images are often reflections and, being taken from the artist’s perspective, the shadow of Angel Orensanz’s figure may often be found within the complex layers of each portrait.

A comprehensive catalog with accompanying essays will be produced for the purpose of the artist’s participation in Art Palm Beach 2014.


For more information on Art Palm Beach 2014:

Media Inquiries: The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, 212.529.7194.

Fair Hours:  Preview – January 23rd 6:00-7:30pm; Collectors Invitational 7:30-10:00pm; January 24th-27th 12-7pm (6:00pm on the 27th).

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts receives Angel Orensanz

Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts Kuindji Exhibitions Hall Angel Orensanz (USA-Spain), Member of the Russian Academy of Arts

Exhibit opening. August 1,  3-5 PM

Photo-Art by Angel Orensanz -exhibited at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts

Photo-Art by Angel Orensanz -exhibited at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts

Angel Orensanz is back at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts and has been known for his ambitious landscape and urban installations done in Japan, Russia, USA, Western Europe and other countries. This exhibit in St. Petersburg is very innovative in his intensive creativity.  For the very first time the  artist will present his photographs. Why in Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts? As Angel Orensanz proudly recognizes his artistic development has been greatly influenced by the giants of Russian Avant-garde as Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin and others. All of them lived in Saint Petersburg.

On December 6, 2008 the  Grand Jury of International Film Festival of Monaco  awarded Angel Orensanz the Award for Surrealistic and Non Violent Art for his film “The Final Score” (Angel Orensanz  interpretation of Ingmar Bergman’s legendary  film “The Seventh Seal”)  . This project was carried with script, direction and photography by Angel Orensanz and with the technical support of the staff from the Museum of Modern Art of Wales. It was July 30 of 2007, when Angel Orensanz finished the film shooting of his film. That very day Ingmar Bergman passed away.

Photo-Art by Angel Orensanz -exhibited at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts

Photo-Art by Angel Orensanz -exhibiting at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts

Angel Orensanz and his artistic odyssey.

By Tatiana Borodina, Director of the Repin Museum, Russia.

In my opinion Angel Orensanz is an artist extraordinaire of postmodern thinking.Creativity – inspiration, time, place, and material depend on the circumstances and the mental attitude of the artist. His permanent state of his personality, the creative vision of the world feels like the world is a constantly changing installation, with installation ideas, discoveries, materials and spiritual creation. His mission and the meaning of his existence as an artist, consists in the creation of dramatic art objects, installations, sculptures, paintings and drawings. And in this desire to assert himself as an artist lies the emotional intensity, “nerve” of his works. The creations of Angel Orensanz come always accompanied with such suitable terms as enchantment, expression, inner tension and dynamism.

By and large these works remind us of the inseparable connection of outer space and human spirit, communication manifested, visible, intended to exist for a long time and the uniqueness of the moment of creation. They appear as already created, but temporary….

Angel Orensanz Exhibits at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts

Angel Orensanz recieving the certificate as Member of the Russian Academy of Art – Archive

As a master, with a professional training at the school (Ecole de Beaux-Art, Paris), he keeps in his work of many traditions, including the lessons of Russian avant-garde; and the passion and the expression of this artist’s intense personality are perfectly visible.

Orensanz who is presenting his work at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts, likes to work in a large space, and especially in open landscapes, be on the streets or in the open mountains and seashores. He is a very generous artist and has a powerful and a creative temperament. He is a most innovative creator, literally obsessed with art. He is ready to share with all the result of his enthusiastic passion for creation, the magic of his creation. He loves to decorate nature, and makes it an organized space for the arts. Art in the natural world and in total co-existence is one of the main themes of creativity Orensanz. It’s simple, but conceptually multifaceted. Comparison and interaction of two realities: the art object and landscape protection, their harmony and contrast, ¬the ability of change in the natural forms of the elements – create a new art-reality; and how often expressive, whole and beautiful it is. In his designs, even the most destructive, there is a highly complex symbolic imagery.  Another subject must see, and everyone will see it has his own way, from his point of view.

Materials of his works are: snow, flowers, light fabric, paper…. They are doomed to a short existence. Therefore, the artist captures the creation of the video and photos where they are stored in time – having this way a long life. The graphic works of Orensanz, are perceived as a stream of reflections of the artist.

 This exhibition extends until August 31st,  2013.

There is catalogue that accompanies this exhibition,  with an essay by Tatiana Borodina.

Art in the news – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Newsletter 25

Art in the News-The Angel Orensanz Foundation Monthly Newsletter #25, May-June, 2013.

Art in the news - Angel Orensanz Foundation Newsletter #25

The Angel Orensanz Foundation just released it’s Monthly Newsletter #25, May-June, 2013. In this issue you will find more art in the news about Angel orensanz and it’s work around the world.

We’ll be able to see Orensanz preforming at Art Basel 2013, The Venice Art  Biennlale, the  Aviff Cannes film festival 2013 and an amazing interpretation of the Taksim Saquare revolt in Turkey.


Angel Orensanz in venice

Angel Orensanz with his sphere in the Venice biennale

Angel Orensanz flies an Eagle at Art Basel

Angel Orenanz has brought to Art Basel a spectacular participant. It is a resident of the mountainous region of Aldeaduero, right in the banks of the River Duero in the frontier with Portugal. This a majestic gigantic bird that Orensanz makes fly short distances in public corners of the city.

From the 13 to the 16th of June.

Angel Orensanz preforming at Art Basel

Angel Orensanz performing at Art Basel

Eagles left this part of Central Europe many centuries ago. What Angel Orensanz does is to stimulate the imagination of one of the most urban centers in Europe with an element that brings back other times and cultures when the urban and the rural coexisted in total harmony.

Angel Orensanz is developing a concept of inter exchanging the urban and the rural; the cultural and the wild at both ends of spectrum of the ordinary and the sophisticated perception.

By presenting this piece with a surprise approach, the visitor/participant is introduced to a new aesthetic perception. Now is not a question of encountering the formalized art piece but the unexpected one coming to you.   Angel Orensanz does not use the conventional art language but surprise ingredient; the eagle is already a staple of the traditional decorative arts but the live eagle is always alien to an art convention no matter how innovative or unconventional portends it.

Angel Orensanz will retain pictures of this citywide performance to be exhibited later in the art gallery of his Foundation in New York City in the Fall of this year.

Angel Orensanz has developed some dozen projects of art surprise, both in Europe and the USA. His first one consisted on a foldable tent that he inhabited and planted in all major European capitals such as Warsaw, London, Berlin, New York and Barcelona during the 1990’s.

A web site accompanies this and other “public interventions” that can be followed in Angel Orensanz web site.

Taksim Square Protest interpreted by Angel Orensanz

Taksim Square (Turkey). You bring the protest, we will bring the world. Angel Orensanz resonates with the Ankara masses.

Taksim Square Protest interpreted by Angel Orensanz

Taksim Square Protest interpreted by Angel Orensanz

 New York, June 11, 2013. Nothing is so embarrassing for the public powers as to have the masses protesting in the central square or the local central park. Yesterday was Paris and today is Ankara or Cairo. The television studios are close by; and the national newspapers and the foreign correspondents work all above it; the tourists never miss it and the local groups gain international press, radio and television usually love it. The grand central square is open and available to everybody. Transportation, private parking, buses stops, schools, hotels, theaters, parks…everything is right there. Masses come from everywhere and dissolve instantly. Visibility is guaranteed and safety accessible like nowhere in the entire country. Finally, the grand public recovers its leading role. “Tell me what is going in Taksim Square, right now”. Well, yesterday there were a few hundred people giving away bottles of water and food; with complaints about government transparency, police brutality and media complacency. But now things are rising in temperature and social reach.

Agel Orensaz - Taksim Square

Agel Orensaz – Taksim Square

Sculptor Angel Orensanz has been documenting with his art installations and tableaux this form of public discourse for the last ten years. In Moscow, New York, Barcelona, London, Paris he is always active documenting a phenomenon associated with photography, newscasts and film. He has successfully inserted his sculpture work in those massive and multi centered urban concentrations. One of his first ones was the Peace Rally in Central park in the early 80’s. One million people occupied Central Park in Manhattan to listen to Orson Welles among others.

Taksim Square now, is the title of this sculpture concept that we are dealing with right now. Angel Orensanz rushes into the moment of political and social sensitivity. He visually participates in the revival of the experience of the central as a realm of individual consciousness and massive cooperation. Who could imagine that the Taksim Square still had such role in the conceptual diatribes and sculpture would leave the museum halls to participate in the tumult of voices and concepts.

Language Of Fire by Angel Orensanz

Language of Fire; Fire is a natural element charged with connotations of transcendence, punishment, purification and transience. All sacred books are filled with references and metaphors of fire. And so is daily life. In the hands of Angel Orensanz, fire is a sculptural material that is altered, animated, personalized and conjured. We need it close to our bodies but our bodies tremble in front of it, taking distance, precautions, fear and hallucinations.

Language Of Fire

Language Of Fire by Angel Orensanz

More pungent than matter itself fire is the halo of the matter, the hallucination of the explosion and the terror of the flame. Being inflamed is having lost the direction and context of everything that surrounds the individual.

The fire moves between the two poles of the light and the flame, between the warmth of the hearth and the devastation of the ashes, Fire stimulates dialogue and conversation and provokes fear and distance.


Language of Fire by Angel Orensanz

Language of Fire by Angel Orensanz

Language of Fire

In this  collection of Angel Orensanz artwork he uses flames and random elements that surround us. The photograph capture each moment, each movement of futility and makes it eternal.

Language of Fire by Angel Orensanz

Language of Fire by Angel Orensanz

Come and visit us!

Prints of this work will will be display at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for public viewing and it will be available for sale. from May 10th until June 15th between 10:am and 5:00 pm Mon – Fri. Saturdays by appointments only.

Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002