And now for something completely different, Andre and Victoria appeared at the Blue Studios juxtaposed with the opening of Gallery Underground. These two artists and artisans manage a business called Buon Fresco where they provide “decorative painting and wall art services”.
- Trompe L’Oell & Mural Arts
- Tactile surfacing
- Venetian plaster
- Gold metal leafing
They are an interior design boutique that also conduct training for artists as a part of their “Academy of Wall Artistry” in Falls Church.
“The decorative arts is traditionally a term for the design and manufacture of functional objects. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally have no function other than to be seen.”
Their business boasts an impressive client list including Russian Hockey Star, Alexander Ovechkin.
On Saturday night this past weekend, they exhibited examples of their fine art. Their work stands out with striking professionalism.
Andre Kouznetsov painted as Andre Russo, note the signature in the slide show of his name as a palette. Victoria Jean Bingham displayed a sample column sculpture and faux products.
“Buon Fresco founded by New York artist Victoria Jean Christine Bingham - is the artistic collaboration of Bingham and Andre Nikolaevich Kouznetsov - representing a sum total of over 50 years of art in many forms.
Bingham - a gifted artist from her youth -studied Illustration and Painting on full scholarship at Syracuse University in New York As additional testament to her creativity, Bingham is an inventor, holding so far, two US patents with more pending.
Kouznetsov studied painting at the prestigious academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, in his native Russia. He arrived in New York in July of 2003 and has been painting murals and fine art ever since.”