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Gerardo Labarca from Canada has been honored as the Iconic International Artist and Guest Exhibitor 'AURA 2024'

Retro Kolkata Magazine has named Gerardo Labarca as the Iconic International Artist and Guest Exhibitor for the upcoming 'AURA 2024- International Photography & Art Exhibition'. This prestigious event will take place at Nazrul Tirtha, Newtown, Kolkata, from January 13 to January 21, 2024.

Labarca, known for his unconventional journey into the art world, is a former restaurateur from Montreal, who owned renowned establishments such as Pinxto, Zumaia, Bar et Bœuf, and Mezcla. His transition from the culinary scene to the canvas began after a serendipitous encounter that sparked his passion for painting.

A self-taught portraitist, Labarca is celebrated for his unique approach to art. He skillfully captures the soul and essence of his subjects, blending meticulous detail with a light, carefree style. His works, often featuring timeless icons and personal figures, are known for their emotional depth and intensity.

Labarca's artistic process is marked by continuous experimentation with various media, reflecting the multifaceted nature of his personality. This exploration allows him to constantly push the boundaries of his craft, resulting in a dynamic and evolving body of work.

The 'AURA 2024' event, which spans over nine days, will commence with an art exhibition from January 13 to January 15, followed by a photography exhibition from January 18 to January 20. The event will culminate in a grand felicitation ceremony on January 21, where Labarca will be honored.

Labarca's participation as the Iconic International Artist at AURA 2024 is expected to be a highlight of the event, drawing art enthusiasts and industry professionals from across the globe. His presence will undoubtedly add a significant layer of depth and prestige to this celebrated exhibition.

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We are thrilled to announce the upcoming 'AURA 2024 - The International Photography & Art Exhibition and Grand Felicitation Ceremony', following the resounding success of last year's event. This prestigious gathering will be held at Kolkata's renowned 'Nazrul Tirtha' Art Gallery (Action Area I, Newtown, Kolkata 700156) from January 13 to January 21, 2024. The event promises an international stage for artists and photographers handpicked globally to display their masterpieces alongside the mesmerizing works of esteemed artists from over 25 participating countries, all under the spotlight of national media.

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