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About Neal BarabNeal Barab is passionate about stone, in all its colors, and textural possibilities. For years he has been working with groupings of different kinds of stones, placed within the same composition. Particularly interesting is his work with architects and garden designers, creating unified artworks combining nature, architecture and sculpture. Since 1987 he has lived and worked in Pietrasanta, Italy, widely know as a sculptor`s paradise. Not only is the pure white Carrara marble readily available, but he has access to nearly every marble and granite from anywhere in the world. He uses green, blue, red, black, and yellow marble, from China, Brazil, France, Spain and Portugal. Most summers he`s spent in Sweden, working with granite and the extra hard Black Diabase and Quartzite.
Exhibition History of Neal BarabONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2009 "NEAL BARAB at HOTEL BYRON", Forte dei Marmi, Italy.
2008 "NEAL BARAB at HOTEL BYRON", Forte dei Marmi, Italy.
2007 "DOPPIO GIOCO", Villa Vogel, Florence, Italy.
2001 TEMPIO ISRAELITICO, Florence, Italy.
1999 START GALLERY, London, England.
1998 GALERIE VISTA NOVA, Zurich, Switzerland.
1995 GALERIE LUGHIEN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1992 SAAB`S KONSTFÖRENING, Linköping, Sweden.
____ GALERIE HÄNDER, Stockholm, Sweden.
1991 PALOS VERDES ART CENTER, Los Angeles, California.
____ GALERIA SENSA TITOLA, Lyon, France.
1990 GALERIE PARBLEU, Antwerp, Belgium.
1989 GALERIE HÄNDER, Stockholm, Sweden.
1984 SANTA CRUZ ART CENTER, Santa Cruz, California.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 "SKULPTURENAUSSTELLUNG IN KULTURPARK," Gersau, Switzerland.
2006 "BEIJING OLYMPIC PARK CITY SCULPTURE DESIGN EXHIBITION, Beijing, China.
2006 "CASA DEL SOLE", Camaiore, Italy.
2006 "ENOLIA", Seravezza, Italy.
2005 “GALERIE DONKERSVOORT,Beel en Donk,” Holland.
2005 “2+1=16,” Studio Pescarella, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2004 ARTISTI IN VILLA BORBONE,” Cappezzano Pianore, Italy
2002 “CINQUANTA PER CENTO,” Seravezza, Italy.
____ “"READY 2 GO.” CONSIGLIO REGIONALE, Florence, Italy.
2001 “ART IN MOLECULES,” Zurich, Switzerland.
2000 "INTERNATIONAL STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM," Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.
1998 "STONE IN GALILLEE INTERNATIONAL STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM,” Maalot, Israel.
____ "NORTH AMERICAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Golden, Colorado.
1997 "GALLERY 341," San Pedro, California.
____ "GALERIE SATYRA,” Kronberg (Frankfurt), Germany.
1996 "TEDA TIANJIN INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM," Tianjin, PRC.
____ "SCULTURA A LA BADIA," Camaiore, Italy.
____ "GUDRUN SEISSER KUNST," Kronberg (Frankfurt), Germany.
____ "GALERIES BEUKENHOF," Kluisbergen, Belgium.
1995 "INTERNATIONAL STONECARVING SYMPOSIUM," Ålvdalen, Sweden.
____ "SCULTURE," Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi, Italy.
1993 "SCULPTURE-CULTURE," South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, California.
1992 "PROTECTORS," Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1991 "MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCULTURA ALL` APERTO," Legnano (Milano), Italy.
1988 "I DISEGNI DEGLI SCULTORI," Museo Dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy.
1987 "ART MUSEUM ANNUAL," Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, California.
1985 "SMALL SCULPTURE `85," Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California.
__ _ "CONTEMPORARY METALS USA," Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California.
Biography / CV of Neal BarabNeal Barab`s Biography
I`m passionate about stone, in all its colors, and textural possibilities. For years I`ve been working with groupings of different kinds of stones, placed within the same composition. Particularly interesting is my work with architects and garden designers, creating unified artworks combining nature, architecture and sculpture.
Since 1987 I?ve lived and worked in Pietrasanta, Italy, widely know as a sculptor?s paradise. Not only is the pure white Carrara marble readily available, but I have access to nearly every marble and granite from anywhere in the world. I use green, blue, red, black, and yellow marble, from China, Brazil, France, Spain and Portugal. Most summers I?ve spent in Sweden, working with granite and the extra hard Black Diabase and Quartzite.
The various colors, textures, forms of my artworks can be combined and refined to fit any kind of natural and architectural environment.
SymposiumsNeal Barab`s Symposiums
1995 lvdalen, Sweden.
1996 Tianjin, (TEDA). China.
1998 Maalot, Israel.
2000 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.
2002 Gvle, Sweden.
2004 Borkel en Schaft, Holland.
Reviews of work by Neal BarabNeal Barab`s Reviews
Public Works of Neal BarabPUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Statens Konsträd (National Art Fund), Stockholm, Sweden.
City of Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.
City of Tianjin, (TEDA).
People`s Republic of China.
Municipality of Maalot-Tarshicha, Israel.
Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy.
City of Bålsta, Sweden.
Chianti Sculpture Park, Siena, Italy.
City of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.
Qualifications / Education of Neal BarabNeal Barab`s Education
Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Santa Cruz
Publications / Media / Bibliography of Neal BarabMEDIA
The Sculpting Techniques Bible, Quarto Publishing plc, London, UK, 2006.
Eindhovens Dagblad, "Cultuur", Holland, 01/13/05.
The Florentine, "Art Communes with Nature", Florence, Italy, 10/20/05.
Casa&Country, "Arte in Casa", Italy, 08/04.
Dove, "Arte in Campo", Italy, 01/04
Parco Sculture del Chianti, Catalogue Essay, 2004.
Sculpture Magazine, “Stone Sculpture Symposia,” 4/98. (Written by Neal Barab)
Sculpture Magazine, “Sculpting in Tuscany,” 9/97.
Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden, 8/24/95.
Correspondenten, Linkoping, Sweden, 9/29/93.
Belgium Television Channel One, `Kunstzaken,` 6/28/90.
Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden, `Han Målar Med Marmor` (`He Paints with Marble`), 8/12/89.
Smithsonian Magazine, `City of Holy Stone,` February 1989.
San Jose Mercury News, `Suddenly Everybody`s A Critic,` 3/6/87.
KNTV, `New Sculpture Stirs Public,` (Channel 11, San Jose, CA.), 3/6/87.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, `Sculpture Rocks Cooper Street,` 3/5/87; `Do You Think This Sculpture Belongs Here?` 3/12/87; Letters to the Editor concerning `3x3x3,` 3/7/87-4/12/87.
Good Times, cover story: `The State of the (Local) Arts,` 2/19/87.
KUSP-FM, Interview, `State of the Arts,` (88.9, Santa Cruz, CA.), 1/17/87.
Santa Cruz County Register Parajonian, `The Creator,` 12/15/86; `Easy Does It,` 2/4/87.
Teaching ExperienceProfessor, Istituto Lorenzo de` Medici, Florence, Italy
Price Range of WorkNeal Barab's work has a price range from £2,700 to £28,000
Mediums utilisedNeal Barab's work is found in the following materials:
Leopard Stone Marble 3 Kinds of Marble Assorted Marble Persian Travertine Diverse Marble & Onyx Spanish Gaudi Marble FRENCH AND ITALIAN MARBLE
Artwork CategorisedNeal Barab's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (10)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (9)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (8)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (6)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (5)
Architectural Sculptures (4)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (4)
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary (3)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (3)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (3)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (2)
Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary (2)
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Abstract Contemporary Modern Civic Urban sculpture statue statuary
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving
Assemblages Sculptures Made from a Variety of Pieces or Bits collected together
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
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