Gartel is the rare american artist that uses BOTH sides of the brain: The
Artistic and the Technical...He is a pioneer of Digital Art for over 25
years and has several books on his artwork as well. The last one published
by Edizioni Mazzotta in Milano, Italy. 250 pages and over 400 color plates.
The Introduction was written by art historian and critic, Pierre Restany.
"Nuvo Japonica" Series
series was created in 1989. The initial catalyst for this series was the
changing of the chip market for computers. Back in the 80s the economic
war strained relations between the super powers of Japan and the United
States. It was for this reason that GARTEL decided to blend the cultures
of Traditional Japanese imagery and American Iconography. The final photographic
prints were exhibited at the Joan Whitney Payson Museum in Portland, Maine.
These works were shown immediately after the sale of their most prestigious
Impressionist painting, Van Gogh's "Irises." Museum director Judith Sobol
was pleased to present this work as an enrichment and confirmed that the
works of GARTEL were as innovative and important as the Impressionists
of their time.
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