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Guido Vermeulen's mail art envelopes are like worlds into themselves and at the same time they are part of the much larger whole.

(a comment by NANCY BELL SCOTT, USA, on the IUOMA network)

Guido's paintings are like finding images in the clouds
(a comment by Kathleen D. Johnson, USA, on IUOMA)

Guido does not paint monsters but spirits and ghosts, full of love, tenderness and compassion
(LIZA LEYLA during a conversation, Belgium)

His ability to express emotions through painting is a beautiful gift. Allowing oneself to feel sadness is the most direct route through grief. His paintings feel peaceful and kind.

(STEPHEN WALKER, USA)


My life is shifting... Your work is intangible, ethereal, cosmically rewarding. i eat it up & savor it like a great sandwich! It made my day!
(Lisa PEREZ, USA, on IUOMA)

Thank you for the TALISMAN painting on the envelope. It is real cool and creepy at the same time. I haven’t seen a piece of abstract capture such as pain and emotion so well since I visited the museum of art in Toledo. Bravo!
(Sarah Jo Pender, USA, from the Indiana Women’s Prison)

I suppose you could characterize Guido's painting style as expressionist. I know he is very interested in dreams as a source for art and poetry, and these particular chapter pages seem like shadowy dream corridors filled with shifting images and scenes. The Michaux quotes work as a counterpoint, Guido's art is taking over when the limits of language have been reached.
(De Villo Sloan, USA, on my tribute pages to Henri Michaux, see LAMUSAR blog)

Guido’s art expressions are always poems and they show us the reality of our real faces and souls (Mariana Serban, Romania)

His titles have both inspired and educated me (Alicia Starr, USA)

dinsdag 15 april 2014

PROJECT ZONDER EINDE want oorlogen zonder einde

1914 – 2014 :
RESIST 100 YEARS OF WAR
This mail art project is not in opposition or competition but in support of the existing mail art project on the anniversary of the so-called « great » war.
So we support and encourage the efforts of Jan Theunink and Paul Verhulst in Belgium,
those of Theresa Easton in the UK and the Hungarian project (a collaboration between networkers in Hungary, Germany and Austria, the world will follow).
We also salute the incredible individual efforts of artists like Eric Bensidon and Alain Cotten in France and Otto Sherman in the USA.

THE MAIL ART PROJECT WE PROPOSE is based on
°  the refusal of war as a destruction of people’s common togetherness and solidarity
War was conducted by those who did not know eacht other for the bank accounts of those who knew each other quite well (to paraphrase Valéry)

°  the refusal of any kind of war nostalgia or the recuperation of so-called peace by institutions like the EC or the UN (who have no problem launching new wars « in the name of peace and freedom»). War which is the destruction of humanity is now waged in the name of humanity. Talking about Orwellian newspeak, this is another fine example of applications during the last decade or so...

° the backing of a total rehabilitation for all soldiers who were executed by their own commanders and governments « as example », with excuses as cowardice, or desertion, or you have lost your equipment and other nonsense

° the backing of independent historical research on what happened during these « great » wars

You can fill in yourself other angles of interests, the list is limitless

FREE SIZE AND MEDIUM

NO DEADLINE


Mail your contributions to
1914 2014 PROJECT
Guido Vermeulen
Thomas Vinçottestreet 81
B-1030 Brussels

BELGIUM

Contributions online on the blog http://mailartinternationale.blogspot.com


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