We invite artists to email us high-definition pictures of their works on our "Papelera Don Bosco" fine art paper. We will be happy to publish them here, along with the author's name and contact information, the size of the work and the technique used.
We will be grateful if you wish to add a short text as a testimonial: this will help to support our voluntary work as it will demonstrate to the public the many possible applications of our papers. (Publication will be at discretion of the executive committee of the association).
Evaristo Callo Ancho
Evaristo Callo Ancho, famous Peruvian painter of Arequipa (the Peruvian city of artists, sometimes called the "Florence of Peru"). Hearing that a production of handmade artist paper was starting in Chimbote, he became our first client and helped us with his advices to develop the production technique.
His work painted in 2011, is absolutely the first work on 'Papelera Don Bosco' fine art paper
Exhibition "Obra en papel", Lima - 2013
Sales of our paper for artists commenced in 2013. After several tests carried out by Peruvian professional painters, as Evaristo Callo Ancho.
The Italian Ambassador in Peru, S.E. Guglielmo Ardizzone, fascinated by the missionary project implemented by the founders of Papelera and the quality of products, designated Dr. Stephen Cerrato, director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Lima, to organize an exhibition from November 22nd to December 23rd, 2013.
The selection of invited artists was appointed to the famous art critic Manuel Munive Maco who distributed our paper to a group of artists. Painters, used to industrial papers, were initially intimidated by the quality of the paper. South America has never had a production of fine art papers, nor is imported handmade paper available.
Marco Alburqueque, Nereida Apaza, José Luis Carranza, Alejandro Jaime, Gam Klutier, Luis Palao, Juan Pastorelli, Israel Tolentino, Ricardo Wiesse exhibited works created through very dissimilar techniques and with different subjects.
The purpose of the exhibition has been fully achieved: it has been shown that, using a high quality support, artist’s creativity can be expressed at the highest levels. Almost all works were sold to visitors, attracted also by the significance given to the event by press and television. The Papelera papers were sold out, so much that two re-supplies of the bookstore were required.
Works of Aubertin and Talani, "Atena Gallery" in Como
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Exhibition of works by students of Academy of Fine Arts "Aldo Galli", Como - 2014
During 2014, distribution of Papelera Don Bosco artist papers began in Italy, too: the first collective exhibition was inaugurated on May 6 and it displayed works by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts "Aldo Galli" in Como, created to celebrate the Como rationalism.
A preview of the exhibition was organized in Milan as part of the "Fuori Salone" events (Milan Design Week) hosted by Paper & People.