Olympic Fine Arts 2012 (London) will be held in the London Museum from August 1st to August 7th. Olympic Fine Arts is supported by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, the Greater London Authority, UK and the China International Culture Association and the China Artists Association. The aim of this event is to disseminate and exalt the Olympic spirit and ideals through different works of art from different cultures and in different mediums. Olympic Fine Arts 2012 (London) will exhibit some 500 contemporary works of art of the highest aesthetic and technical levels, which have been created by artists from different countries. These artists were invited after their work received a positive evaluation by the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Fine Arts 2012 (London).
Two artists from William Paterson University Department of Art faculty have been among those selected by the Organization Committee for the Olympic Fine Arts 2012 (London). Their work will be exhibited in London from August 1st to 7th, during the 30th Olympic Games in London.
This painting by Prof. Charles Magistro will be part of an exhibition this summer at the London Olympics. It’s vibrant color and organic forms evoke the life-affirming qualities of this international sports event, where differences are set aside in the name of sports ability and fellowship. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon and Ohio State, Prof. Magistro has been teaching at William Paterson University since 1977. He teaches drawing, painting, senior thesis and graduate critique seminar.
This painting by Prof. Zhiyuan Cong will be part of an exhibition this summer at the London Olympics. Borrowing from the Chinese Han human figure stone relief, which uses simple and vigorous forms to express masculine power, my work aims to portray an indispensable part of American life, namely, the sport of basketball. From the images in both paintings and prints, I hope people will see the dynamics, the rhythm, the quick pace and life in our contemporary American society.