The Unveiling of the ATIM Masters Award 2016
by Basil Brook
“Have you been there? At a wonderful transformation point? This year my inspiration has led me to “Flying Above” and I really hope you enjoy this new sculpture. 2015 was a wonderful year, full of joy, challenges and excitement, but I still felt as if something were missing.
When we embarked on this new project for 2016 AITM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, I felt there was something else I wanted to see, besides the adrenaline rush of a work led by passion. My soul was craving for new pastures and higher levels of consciousness. “Flying Above” was my energy field, my place of reflection, my point of creation and where I stand now in life.
Having surrendered completely, I found the pure joy, the bliss, of just being. I am at one with my spirit, in tune with the universe, and led by inspiration. Nothing else is needed here. People come and go, circumstances are constantly drifting and changing, the world around me is in constant movement and evolution, but I stay here, flying above, and from here, I can see only beauty and perfection. Everything is in the right place, everything happens at the right time, and everyone is beautiful and perfect.
Flying above is my message today. Just follow your bliss, do what makes you happy, enjoy every moment, because this is it! This is your time, make the most of it. Love passionately, live fully, and fly, fly, fly! ” Viviana Puello – ATIM Editor-in-Chief
Art Tour International Magazine (ATIM), the iconic worldwide magazine on ﬁne arts, will be celebrating this years’ ATIM Masters Award at the Chateau St Martin de la Garrigue in Montagnac, France. These award recipients were chosen from ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, a yearly publication that features 60 incredible artists and highlights the best of the best in the contemporary art world. Curated by the internationally acclaimed art personality and guru Viviana Puello, founder and editor-in-chief of ATIM, the publication spotlights top talents from a vast array of artistic forms.
The top 60 artists each year receive a master’s certiﬁcate, and selected artists receive the ATIM Masters Award. In addition, the artists’ works are featured in the magazine and several other projects. You can watch interviews with the artists on ATIMTV.COM.
The awards will be presented during the “Masters Award Ceremony & Exhibition which will be held May 21st 2016 and is organized by ATIM in collaboration with Vivid Arts Network.
The winners of the ATIM Masters Award. will receive reproductions of a beautiful sculpture created by Viviana Puello. The elegant, stunning sculpture is entitled “Flying Above.” It is a 25-cm angel-like ﬁgure with magniﬁcent open wings and extended arms. A famous Italian porcelain company located in Nove, Italy will create the reproductions in porcelain and then plate them with 24-carat gold. This unique, spectacular sculpture embodies everything ATIM stands for.
Puello has not only guided ATIM over the years but also contributed to the world of ﬁne arts. She has received worldwide acclaim as a painter, writer, curator, and activist. She founded the Vivid Arts Network, which provides unparalleled opportunities to up-and-coming artists and allows them to exhibit their talents on an international platform. In addition to ﬁnding hidden geniuses, her organization also works alongside ECPAT to abolish human trafﬁcking. ECPAT is a network of international organizations dedicated to ending child trafﬁcking and exploitation.
Viviana Puello grew up in Cartagena, Colombia, where she began painting at the young age of 12. After working for 20 years as a successful artist and curator, Puello started ATIM with the goal of introducing exceptional talents and creating a long-lasting impact in the world of ﬁne arts. With the help of her team, she published the ﬁrst issue in December 2011. Over the last three and a half years, the magazine has gained immense popularity, and it now reaches over two million readers in 135 nations. Puello splits her time between Italy and New York, the city in which she gained experience while working for a notable TV Station. After founding ArtTour International Magazine and seeing its great success, she founded the ATIM Web TV Channel where she uses her past experience in journalism and communications to expose contemporary artists through the live broadcasting of events and interviews artists on the program “Art 2 Heart.” She recently received the Grand Medal of Honor from the National Academy of Fine Arts of Brazil.See also ATIM’s Top 60 Masters Of Contemporary Art