A group of 70 artists from different countries transformed common pieces of chairs in art works. They will be sold to raise funds to help the Association for the Newborn Children's National Hospital.
On Thursday, at 7 p. m, Costa Ricans will be able to observe these creative chairs in the gallery Klaus Steinmetz, located in San Rafael of Escazú. That day they will auction 15 of these objects, selected by curators, and the rest of the material will be sold directly to people.
The creators involved in this benefit contribution are Cecilia Paredes (Peru), Daniel Scheimberg (Argentina), Fabian Marcaccio (Argentina), David Rosenbloom (USA), Jaime Cabrera (Mexico), Maripaz Jaramillo (Colombia) and Leonidas Correa (Nicaragua);
Also many Costa Rican artists expressed themselves in these chairs, some of them are Manuel Vargas, Achilles Jimenez, Ana Wien, Angel Lara, Fabio Herrera, Hector Burke, Federico Herrero, Isidro With Wong, Joaquin Rodriguez del Paso, Karla Solano, Manuel Zumbado and Paulina Ortiz, among many others.
This activity had the name of "Feel good and help a child" and is organized by the group WIZO Jai Sara Rose, composed of young women from the Jewish community in Costa Rica
Debbie Lukowiecki, vice president of the group, said that they met a set of chairs in different sizes and asked the artists to transform them in artwork.
The results were surprising: 70 artists were incorporated into the project and made chairs that fully reflected the creativity of its authors. They are beautiful, interesting, playful, serious, thoughtful and full of poetry and hope.
Some artists moved their art into chairs, as Karla Solano and Ana Wien; they added other elements that emerged from their working places, as Manuel Vargas and Cecilia Paredes. Fabian Marcacci ripped and turned the chair into another thing.
For example, the artist David Rosenbloom was inspired by the chair to make his own painting.
These chairs stamped art will be sold on Thursday at $ 400, $ 700 and $ 1,000. The base price for the pieces that will be auction that night will be for $ 700 or $ 1,00