Friday, December 11, 2020

A.Brentel 2020 FISH TALES 75x67x3 (Mixed on Plexiglass)


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Drawings 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A.Brentel - Contact for Collaboration - Art

 IT. Benvenuto sul blog ufficiale di WikipediArt

e grazie per l'interesse dimostrato in questa

organizzazione e nella mia attività artistica.

Per una selezione di mie sole opere,

suggerisco il seguente link:


dove consiglio di scorrere sino a fondo

pagina, quindi fare click sulla piccola

scritta blu "Next Posts" (che si trova

in basso a destra sotto l'ultimo post)

per visualizzare ulteriori contenuti.

Altri miei lavori verranno pubblicati

a breve. Grazie ancora e buona visione!



EN. Welcome to WikipediArt official blog

and thank you for your interest in this

organization and in my artistic activity.

For a selection of my works only,

I suggest the following link:


where I recommend scrolling down to the

bottom of the page, then click the blue

writing "Next Posts" (that is below on

the right just under the last post) to

view more content. My other works will

be published soon. Thanks again and enjoy!


Wednesday, October 14, 2020


My sculpture,  Brooke with Beach Ball


My sculpture, Brooke with Beach Ball

We are living at a time that life seems surreal, and I ask myself if I’m imaging this. For the first three months of the pandemic, I sheltered in place at home. Seemingly overnight, the entire fabric of my daily life had been turned upside down. And yet—between trying to order groceries online, keeping up with the news, and by refreshing the New York Times homepage, it was important that I kept myself optimistic, energized, and entertained (and, perhaps, a little distracted). 

Staying occupied during the pandemic
Staying occupied during the pandemic

That didn’t work out too well. After a few days I was bored, so I bought a 500-piece puzzle and watched a lot of TV. I couldn’t focus enough to read or work from my computer. Then I got to thinking…no one is at my art studio in Bushwick, so I don’t think it would hurt if I drove there, parked my car inside, and started to create again, and that’s exactly what I did. I immediately had more energy, and started to feel alive again. 

My new sculpture,  Eyes Open

My new sculpture, Eyes Open

My eyes were open once again, but now I saw things I’d never seen before. A pandemic worldwide, looting and breaking windows, violence against protestors,  violence against the police, and the threat of American Democracy from a corrupt president and his followers from the far right, white supremacists, and the unthinkable now corrupt Republican Senate. 

In Venice placing finishing touches on my monumental sculpture,  Survival of Serena

In Venice placing finishing touches on my monumental sculpture, Survival of Serena

Art is me, and I am art. I get physically sick when I don’t work. Bringing people together, inspiring, soothing and sharing: these are the powers of art, the importance of which has been made emphatically obvious during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A video interview in London during my solo exhibition at BelAir Fine Art

A video interview in London during my solo exhibition at BelAir Fine Art

In January, I had a lot of deadlines, scheduled shows, and no time. Now I have time and no shows.  How does an artist keep going when the gallery system that supports her seems on the verge of temporary collapse?  Every curator, gallery director, and member of the art world seems to be home. I think the only benefit of this is that it’s time for a reset, a reprieve of the expectations that the art market puts on artists to produce, and to have and to share everything we make.  I’m fine making work in my own bubble because I make art for myself, regardless of whether I show it or not. 

Art Miami, 2019

Art Miami, 2019

The organized art world has responded beautifully to the lock-down and social-distancing protocols that are keeping people away from physical spaces. Art fairs like Art Basel and Art Dubai have gone online, and numerous galleries all over the world have responded to this new reality with online viewing rooms. The pandemic has closed museums and cancelled concerts, plunging many cultural institutions into uncertainty and immediate financial loss while also threatening a long-term effect on the arts. 

At the Met, Pandemic Era

At the Met, Pandemic Era

Ticket sales at museums account for a smaller percentage of total income than they do at opera houses or dance companies, yet already the carnage is mounting. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a princely endowment of $3.6 billion, has a projected loss of $100 million; institutions with smaller reserves are drawing down fast, and may never reopen. In a matter of days, the world of contemporary art went from a reverberate global network to a ghost town, sheltering in place as the coronavirus endangered our cities and our livelihoods. Like every other sector, art is having to go digital.

Video conferencing is the new norm

For artists, the show must go on, and Zoom is their venue.

Sunday, October 11, 2020


Title: SheXXXX

Size: 40"x30"  Year 2020

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

 Title: She & The Interior

Size: 40"x30"  Year 2020

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Friday, September 18, 2020

Introducing New Members at WikipediArt Official

 We aim to embrace the whole spectrum of Contemporary Art at

WikipediArt official, with worldwide Artists, Galleries and

Contemporary Art Institutions as well. Welcome!

A.Brentel 2019 RANDOM VARIABLE 80x60 (Mixed on Masonite)


Monday, July 13, 2020

Forbes. Preserving The Future: Art And Artistry Of Sergey Konstantinov.

Preserving The Future: Art And Artistry Of Sergey Konstantinov

What is essential? The coronavirus-related lockdowns forced everyone to reconsider priorities and look within. Amid the uncertainty, the primary role of culture has proved to be the maintenance of social cohesion and individual well-being. While some critics lamented loss of access to cultural institutions and public events, others focused on renewed appreciation for the arts online. What would quarantine be like without television, literature, music, or other art forms? The options are too dire to consider! Creative communities in Germany demanded emergency relief funding and the artists in Spain went on digital strike. Yet, a survey in Singapore found that 71% of respondents considered “artist” the most non-essential occupation during the pandemic. Meanwhile, the Getty Museum Challenge went viral with people recreating famous artworks in fun ways. This highlighted new opportunities for engagement with cultural heritage. Recently another Baroque masterpiece got destroyed during a botched restoration effort and people have called for renewal of our collective vows to protect the art for future generations. This is a moment to reflect on the push and pull between tech-driven art consumption and interest in art preservation. How do we balance our evolutionary desire for the new with the need for the security of the familiar? I sat down with Sergey Konstantinov, a Ukrainian-American artist based in San Francisco. He is an expert in restoration and conservation of paintings, murals and decorative arts; and a painter and sculptor with many original exhibited works. A unique perspective for the unprecedented times in the arts.

How do you see the art world changing during and after the pandemic?
That is quite a philosophical question. Why?! Do you think it would change the human being? I consider this an interesting time to be alive. The difference between now and then is actually about having more time to look deeper. A wall or canvas are both just surfaces. What is important is your message and energy, the purpose of a coming piece. For artists, I believe you are ahead as long as you are honing your skills. Once you’ve decided to move no further, only then you lose.
What do you make of the recent tidal wave of art appreciation online?
These viral campaigns are a successful way to elevate art education. It is no easy task to connect with the work of art, to capture its essence, to express it in your own way. The Dutch museums did their “challenge”, the Russians too. All countries have unique cultural heritage worth preserving. The process of the creative search itself is meaningful. In this case it does not matter if it is on canvas or on TikTok.
How has your creative path prepared you for these turbulent times?
I lived through the end of the Soviet Union. That was turbulent, too. I am from Ukraine, a small warm-memories town called Zhmerinka. It made my cultural DNA: friends, school, sports, the very beginning of my interest in art. Exploring Ukrainian folk art helped me to understand the true wealth of a nation. After studies, I moved to Baku but in the 1990’s there was armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. I had to ask for refugee status in America. Now, for almost 30 years, my family, studio, and the work of my life is here. My life is a creative process itself. It is where I get my inspiration, awareness of good or bad, too much or too little, alive or dead. When you go through such moments in history, you learn to never take anything for granted.
What's your first art memory and how did it impact you?
Well, there was not one thing. Maybe the beautiful icons at my grandmother’s house. They were illegal back then. The art class in my hometown where I tried to copy some famous artists. The first time I heard Swan Lake by Peter Tchaikovsky. I also cannot deny the impact of nature we are surrounded by. It has inimitable shades, color contrasts, mysteries of the universe. We breathe it all in deeply trying to find answers. I have always been confident of my own path.
What is the difference between conservation and restoration?
“First, do no harm” is a great principle in medicine and restoration of cultural heritage. I have been restoring art for a long time. I studied art history and art technologies from different eras. When it comes to restoration you need to fully understand the creators, their state of mind and intentions. The collectors like to say art is forever, we are just art’s temporary guardians. Conservation is also a technical challenge with its own long difficult history. Certain chemical solutions that were used in the past are banned now.
What inspired you to pursue original works?
You cannot force yourself into art, it begins within you. I leave a piece of myself on the canvas which is the only way to work. In life we are searching for explanations, finding nuances, changing our perspectives. That is the source of creation. There are no failures in the artistic path. Even an unsatisfactory result is your experience. I could not help the overwhelming desire in such moments. It was a painting giving me the reason to create and not vice versa.
Any advice for emerging artists trying to succeed within or outside the gallery system?
In my last year at the Lviv Academy of Art a professor told me: “Move to your own purpose, the money comes anyway.” If you want to be someone, just start now. Otherwise, you will have no time to make it right.

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