Postcard from Mallorca: Inside the Home and Studio of Bernardi Roig

Greetings from Binissalem, Mallorca!

2014 Intersections artist Bernardi Roig and Senior Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic in the artist's studio. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

2014 Intersections artist Bernardi Roig and Senior Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic in the artist’s studio. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

A few weeks ago, I visited Bernardi Roig’s studio (a former wine cellar) and home, both from the 16th century. This was in preparation for his elaborate Intersections project scheduled for the fall of 2014, when we’ll have his works dispersed throughout the Phillips and outside the building. I took some photos of the artist in his studio and of his beautiful home for your viewing pleasure and to give you a sneak peek as to what you can expect from his 2014 exhibition. The artist promised to send homemade wine form Mallorca for his opening, so watch for the event in November 2014!

Saludos and hasta pronto!

Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art

Bernardi Roig's studio. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

Bernardi Roig’s studio. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

Roig creates a drawing using a hand-made implement to steady his hand during the elaborate sketching.

Roig creates a drawing using a homemade implement to steady his hand. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

The foyer of Roig's home, with one of the artist's sculptures displayed on the right. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

The foyer of Roig’s home, with one of the artist’s sculptures displayed on the right. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

 

Art and Life, part two: Lunch with Xavier Veilhan

Earlier today I shared photos from my visit with Antony Gormley. On that same trip, I also went to Paris to visit Xavier Veilhan who will be doing the most elaborate Intersections project so far, opening on November 3, including sculptures, paintings, and photographs. Besides making art (in photos below, his new dripping paintings just for the Phillips), he makes really good food and starts from scratch–purely “bio” as they say in France, meaning organic: risotto with truffles.

O-la-la, there is more to art: simple pleasures of life. Bon Appétit.

Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Photos: Vesela Sretenovic

Art and Life, part one: Lunch with Antony Gormley

On my recent trip to Europe, I first visited Antony Gormley in London, in preparation for his exhibiton at the Phillips, opening June 2. An amazing artist . . . amazing studio . . . amazing staff . . . and delicious food prepared in-house as a team effort, much like many of Gormley’s public works and sculptures.

Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Antony Gormley in his studio and with his staff. Photos: Vesela Sretenovic