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International Biennale of Contemporary Art


Hinds at the entrance of the Fortezza da Basso

Eric Anthony Hinds was honoured to be invited to participate in the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in
Florence, Italy. The fifth edition of the Florence Biennale took place from the 3rd to the 11th of December 2005 in the historic Fortezza da Basso. Hinds showcased his innovative oil paintings alongside artists from 72 nations, all of whom had been selected by the Internal Committee or the International Scientific Committee. The Biennale held an impressive presentation by, and presented life time achievement awards to; well known artists Jean-Claude and Christo, Op art painter Richard Anuszkiewicz, as well as Harley Davidson. The estimated audience of 40,000 viewers found the show to be impressive in size and creative touch. The artwork was a highly diverse amalgamation of styles and intent. With so many talented artists from different countries speaking various languages the atmosphere was electric. It made it possible to understand that the language of visual art transcends a multitude of borders. Hinds’ bold and clean paintings were received well, with many compliments and contacts made. He met and befriended many viewers and artists. Their works, comments and strong personalities will always remain present with Hinds.