Rose Freymuth-Frazier

Rose Freymuth-Frazier
References from a broad swath of art history can be found in Freymuth-Frazier’s solitary subjects. Influences range from Balthus’s discomforting depictions of preadolescence, and the queen of Kitsch, Margaret Keane’s “Big Eyed” children and animals, to the heavy chiaroscuro and technical rigor of Caravaggio and Rembrandt. This unique combination of classicism and pulp results in something of a hybrid between Lowbrow aesthetic and Old Master technique. Cultural references spanning 2000 years can also be found in Freymuth-Frazier’s work, from the Roman sculpture Sleeping Hermaphrodite, 2nd century A.D., to the video 2 Girls 1 Cup. Using a complex language of symbolism like that found in medieval religious icons or the Unicorn Tapestries, the paintings address universal themes such as child development, sexuality, loss of innocence, consumerism, domestication, gender roles, androgyny and body image in our society today.

Artist's Statement
" I paint in oil because of its superior ability to represent flesh and blood. Through painstaking application my leading ladies, theatrically lit and often engaged in some sort of mini-drama, are brought to life. They tell a story that the viewer may recognize, or depict a point of view that may be new to them. Whatever the case, I intend to hold up a mirror in which the viewer finds relevance to their own experience, but I hope not to send them screaming into the river."

Artist:
Rose Freymuth-Frazier

Rose Freymuth-Frazier was born and raised in Nevada City, California - a small gold rush town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy, a private boarding arts high school in northern Michigan. Upon graduation she was awarded a scholarship to study theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. After completing her training, and a couple of years spent in Hollywood, (which included a stint on a campy, nighttime teen soap opera), Rose turned her attention to her other interest - figurative oil painting. Seeking rigorous, technical training that most schools could not offer she returned to New York City and studied for two years at the Art Students League. After taking a master class at the New York Academy of Art with Steven Assael, she continued her studies in a tradition common to painters of the past, through full-time apprenticeship. Her first apprenticeship was for two years under Assael in his New York City studio and her second was with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, at his farm and studio on the North Sea.

Group Exhibitions

2018: On Adornment - Pen & Brush, New York City 2018: Five and Under - Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA 2018: 35th Anniversary Show - AFA-NYC, New York City 2018: Realism: Then and Now - Cavalier Galleries, New York City 2018: Art on Paper Fair - Gallery Victor Armendariz booth, New York City 2017: Figure 8 - Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL 2017: Coming Attractions - Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL 2017: Summer's Ghost - Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ 2016: BeinArt Collective Surreal Art Show - Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2015: American Realism: Past to Present - Cavalier Galleries, New York City, 2015: Les Petit Fours, International Group Exhibition, (co-curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Friend's of Leon Gallery) - Friends of Leon Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2015: Inaugural Group Show - Haven Gallery, New York 2015: In the Way of Beauty - Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ 2015: Benefit Show for the Southampton Animal Shelter - Richard J. Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 2015: Rose Freymuth-Frazier, “Prints” at Lay-Low Fine Art in Balearic Islands, Spain 2014: Contemporary Realism - Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, Connecticut 2014: Benefit Show for the Southampton Animal Shelter - Richard J. Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 2014: Contemporary Realism - Cavalier Galleries, New York City 2014: Infusion - Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, Washington 2014: Laluzapalooza - 28th Annual Group Show - La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2013: 20th Anniversary Group Show - Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2012: Mums The Word, curated by Hilary Harkness, Mills Pond House Gallery, New York, NY, 2012: SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2010: Two Faces of Beauty, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL 2010: Art Chicago, Chicago IL 2010: SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2009: Art Chicago, Chicago IL 2009: SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2009: Portraits, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL 2009: Art Chic

2008: Art Chicago, Chicago IL 2008: Palm Beach III, Ann Nathan Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida 2008: SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2007: The Painters, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta Georgia 2007: SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2007: Art Chicago, Chicago IL 2007: Above & Beyond, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2012: Rose Freymuth-Frazier: The Virgin and the Unicorn, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL, December, 2010: Rose Freymuth-Frazier: Whispering Sisters and the Female Figurative Image, Cress Gallery, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2007: Rose Freymuth-Frazier: Variation, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL, October SELECTED COLLECTIONS: The Bennett Collection of Women Realists Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT Diane and John Marek Collection, Chattanooga, TN Billy Hunt Collection, Chicago, IL Phil Burgess & Jim Nutter, Chicago, IL Rick Shoemaker & James Ruud, Chicago, IL Joan Berger, Chicago, IL Jack & Gail Witlin, Palm Desert, CA Bill & Tavi Flanagan, Irvine, CA Brian Westphal & Michael McVicker, Chicago, IL

Awards and Honors

Art Renewal Center’s International Salon - Figurative Category - Finalist, 2013/2014 European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM - Figurativas '13 - Barcelona, Spain - Finalist, 2013 The American Chinese Oil Painting League - Butler Museum Exhibition - Finalist, 2011 John and Diane Marek Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University of TN, Chattanooga, 2010 Chairman of the Board Award, Salmagundi Club, 2006 Al Barker Award, Salmagundi Club, 2006 Odd Nerdrum - Summer Residency Program, Norway, 2005 Frank Vincent Dumond Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, 2005 Director's Scholarship, The Art Students League, 2003 and 2004 Board of Control Scholarship, The Art Students League, 2002 Interlochen Arts Academy Scholarship, 1996

Matthew Grabelsky

Matthew Grabelsky
Technically inspired by 19th Century academic and naturalist painters, Grabelsky creates surreal scenes with a staggering degree of realistic detail. The contrast created between the visual verisimilitude of the works and the surreal improbability of their content catches the viewer in a prolonged moment of convincingly suspended disbelief. “These paintings are not intended to be viewed as fantasy or as allegory, but rather as a blend of every-day experiences with the subconscious. They are enigmatic, and create dream-like worlds that invite viewers to form their own interpretations of the imagery presented,” stated Matthew Grabelsky.

Theme
Grabelsky’s works depict couples on subways, often nonchalantly reading magazines or newspapers, but the male figures in these dyads are strange, quasi-mythological human hybrids with animal heads. Deer, bears, elephants, tigers, and everything in between make a suited appearance in rush hour. By contrasting the platitudes of the day-to-day with the presence of the extraordinary and unlikely, Grabelsky stages the unexpected within the most unassuming of circumstances. The appearance of the animal head feels distantly totemic, an archetype for something primordial, ancient, and psychologically motivated. Fascinated by the persistence of animal imagery in mythology and communal cultural imaginaries, Grabelsky superimposes its presence onto his depictions of the contemporary world. For the artist, the animal becomes a manifestation of the inner workings of the hidden subconscious, literally revealing the latent identities and motivations lurking beyond the composure of the human mask.

Artist:
Matthew Grabelsky

Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky combines a hyperrealistic painting technique with a surreal penchant for unlikely juxtapositions. Grabelsky graduated from Rice University in 2002 with a BA in Art and Art History and a BS in Astrophysics. Afterward, he moved to Florence, Italy, where he spent four years studying the techniques of classical drawing and painting. Since 2006, He has focused on creating paintings that combine the physical world that people see every day with imagery from mythology and dreams. His work is not intended to be viewed as fantasy or as allegory, but rather as a blend of every-day experiences and the subconscious. His paintings are enigmatic, and they create dream-like worlds that invite viewers to form their own interpretations of the imagery presented. He paints in a highly realistic manner, derived from his studies of 19th-century French Academic painters, and uses this visual language to craft modern narratives. He places his subjects in urban settings: trains, gritty alleyways, and cosmopolitan cityscapes; then introduces a twist to create a mix of rational and irrational elements. His works are often humorous, and it straddles the divide between the serious and the bizarre.

Education

2006 Certificate in Painting, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy. 2002 BA Art and Art History, Cum Laude, Rice University, Houston, USA. 2002 BS Astrophysics, Cum Laude, Rice University, Houston, USA.

Exhibitions

2019: Jungle Train, Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, USA 2019: Mother & Child, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy 2019: Food For Thought, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, USA 2019: La Familia: A survey of the Thinkspace Family, Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, USA 2019: Keep it Fresh, Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, USA 2018: SCOPE Miami Beach, SCOPE, Miami Beach, USA 2018: LAX / PDX, Antler Gallery, Portland, USA 2018: Okuda San Miguel ‘The Multicolored Equilibrium Between Animals And Humans’, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain 2018: The Cat Show, Beinart Gallery,. Melbourne, Australia 2018: Art On Paper, Pier 36, New York, USA 2018: Theriomorphism V, Galeria Kreisler, Madrid, Spain 2017: SCOPE Miami Beach, SCOPE, Miami Beach, USA 2017: LAX / JFK, Spoke Art, New York, USA 2017: Small Works 2017, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2017: Moleskine Project VI, Spoke Art, San Francisco, USA 2017: Flourish, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, USA 2017: Welcome to New Jersey, Jonathan LeVine Projects, Jersey City, USA 2017: Pow Wow Hawaii 2017, Honolulu Museum Of Art School, Honolulu, USA 2016: Best Friends Painted Pets, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2015: SCOPE Miami Beach, SCOPE, Miami Beach, USA 2015: Beyond Eden, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2015: Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, USA 2015: LAX / LHR, StolenSpace Gallery, London, England 2015: Rising, Gewobag HQ, Berlin, Germany 2015: LAX / DTW, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, USA 2015: Gumbo, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, USA 2015: The 2nd Annual POW! WOW!: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, Honolulu Museum Of Art School, Honolulu, USA 2015: LA Art Show, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA 2015: La Familia, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, USA 2014: Glow, Galerie Youn, Montréal, Canada 2014: Aqua Art Miami, AQUA HOTEL, Miami Beach, USA 2014: Fresh, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, USA 2014: Exact Science Grand Opening, Exact Science, Los Angeles, USA 2014: The Bridge Between

Nigel Van Wieck

Nigel Van Wieck
For nearly two decades, Nigel Van Wieck has been evolving a distinctive idiom firmly rooted in the tradition of American realism. His small-format oils offer glimpses of classic Americana: racetracks and baseball fields, toy sailboats skimming over a pond, tourists relaxing on sun-drenched beaches. Typically his are solitary figures, often recalling the loners once celebrated by Edward Hopper, and though there is no Hopperesque gloom here, at moments there emerges a vague sense of the ominous. Van Wieck has painted a progression of works grouped into series with such themes as Working Girls, Players, and Dancing. Though visually diverse, all have underscored the disjuncture between modern people’s physical proximity and emotional connectivity; whatever their gender, race, class, or occupation, no matter how intimate their contact may be, these figures do not fully “get” each other. Flowing against this thematic continuum was the large number of portrait commissions that Van Wieck undertook during the 1990s. As one would expect, he became deeply interested in his sitters, who connected closely with each other in the image, or at least with their viewers. These are figures whom we “get,” at least to a certain extent.

Artist's Statement
I always want to capture a “moment in time”, it makes my paintings real and timeless. I achieve this by painting the light; whether painting daylight or the lights of the night, light is familiar to us; it’s like music, it evokes a memory or an emotion, and crystallizes the moment. Vermeer was extremely successful at this; even though he was painting a 17th-century scene, the way he paints light allows today’s viewer to connect to that moment thus making the painting both modern and timeless.

Artist:
Nigel Van Wieck

Nigel Van Wieck is a figurative artist working in the tradition of American realism. His portrayals of America feel as though they’re from another time, even if the content is modern. From an era of romanticism and dreaminess, almost free of time if not for the trappings of culture that carry specific definition. From one side, the painter Nigel Van Wieck (b. 1947) appears to be the proverbial “Englishman in New York,” having discovered Old Master aesthetics and made them his own since 1979, when he immigrated to the U.S. But from the other side, we see the quintessentially American practitioner of contemporary realism he has become during those same three and a half decades. Trippi has been the editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine since 2006. He was previously the director of New York City’s Dahesh Museum of Art, which is devoted to 19th-century European academic art.

Exhibitions

2015 Didier Aaron Gallery New York 2011 Nigel Van Wieck American Realism curated by Elizabeth Michitsch, Brauneis Klauser, Vienna 2010 Galerie Elisabeth Michitsch, Vienna 2008 Galerie Elisabeth Michitsch, Vienna 2007 Galerie Elisabeth Michitsch Vienna 2004 Kunsthandel Elisabeth Michitsch, Vienna 2001 Beadleston Gallery , New York 1995 The Venice Biennale's Centennial Exhibition, Venice 1993 Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold 1991 Tatistcheff and Company, Inc, New York 1989 Tatistcheff and Company, Inc, New York 1988 Alex Reid & Lefevre Gallery, London 1985 Germans van Eck Gallery, New York 1984 Tatistcheff and Company, Inc, New York 1983 12 Green Street Gallery New York 1982 Alex Reid & Lefevre Gallery, London 1977 Redfern Gallery, London 1974 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh 1973 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 1972 Majorie Parr Gallery, London 1971 Majorie Parr Gallery, London

Adam Martinakis

Adam Martinakis
The advent of the new era is coming along with a lot of challenges to human behavior, the perception of time, relations and even arts. A lot of things are changing and others seem to remain the same. Adam Martinakis is a digital artist who has been trying to investigate the new creative duality. His computer-generated artworks employ aspects of photorealism and surrealism to explore the human condition which he says results in a “mixture of post-fantasy futurism and abstract symbolism”. Frozen in space and time, these anthropomorphic models seem to be investigating notions of love, eroticism, bliss and pain, hoping to answer Martinakis’ questions. The artist plans on developing his art and his androids, by incorporating 3D vision and hologram art. Through his beautiful, sensual aesthetic, Martinakis uses his art the way it was intended to be used. As something that brings people together, an expression that moves and touches them.
All artworks are original, unique or very limited, C-prints under original Diasec, glossy Plexi / Alu-Dibond 5+3mm.

Artist statement:
/ Imagining art being a bridge, a connection between the spirit and the material, the living and the absent, the personal and the universal. / Exploring the unknown of light and darkness in a supplementary coexistence that forms the event horizon of the creation. / Composing scenes of the nonexistence, the echo of the living void, immersed in the metaphysics of perception.

Artist:
Adam Martinakis

Martinakis was Born in Lubań, Poland in 1972 and is of Polish and Greek descent. • Moved to Athens, Greece in 1982. • Studied Interior Architecture, Decorative Arts and Industrial Design in Athens. • Since the year 2000, has been working and experimenting on Computer-generated visual media (3d digital image/rendering - animation, digital sculpture, digital video, new media). •Had been teaching digital arts & design, graphics, interior design and ceramic design in many art institutes. •Member of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts. In cooperation with Wanda Print for selected commercial projects. Adam Martinakis currently lives and works in Poland, Greece and the UK.

Exhibitions:

Group exhibitions : 2018 - Unplugged / CI gallery, Luxembourg 2017 - Monitor Fest 2017 / Heraklion, Crete, Greece 2017 - 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival / Postfuture, Athens, Greece 2017 - The Dreamers / Villa Medicea "La Ferdinata - Artimino Contemporanea, Artimino Carmignano, Italy 2016 - Digital dreams / Art Center in Perinnye Ryady, St Petersburg, Russian Federation 2016 - RETHink Art Digital Festival / House of Culture, Rethymno, Crete, Greece 2014 - Vagiti Ultimi III / Ante Mortem", Atri, Italy. 2013 - De fil en aiguille... / Atelier Gustave, Paris, France. 2013 - L’émergence dans tous ses états / Art District, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, Paris, France. 2013 - Metaphysical Objectivity in Comparison to Realism / The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston super Mare, UK. 2012 - Transformation - discover the digital world / CI Gallery, Luxembourg. 2012 - Crossing borders - from virtual to real", CI Gallery, Luxembourg. 2011 - Changes / CCNR, Luxembourg. 2011 - Athens Video Art Festival 2011 / Technopolis (Gazi), Athens, Greece. 2011 - The Digital Palette / The Artspace Gallery, Hartford, CT, USA. 2010 - Art & Architecture 2010 - 2011 / Artower Gallery, Athens, Greece. 2010 - EUtopia / CCNR, Luxembourg. 2009 - Rooted / Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg. 2009 - Athens Video Art Festival 2009 / Technopolis (Gazi), Athens, Greece. 2006 - 4 Young Artists / Municipal Art Gallery of Kallithea, Athens, Greece. 2005 - Where is love? / Gallery Psyxari 36, Athens, Greece. SOLO EXHIBITION: 2018 - Espectro / Museo de Arte “López Claro”, Azul, Argentina 2018 - Timeless Tales / CI gallery, Luxembourg 2017 - Nest of Time / Artspace João Carvalho, Alcanena, Portugal 2015 - Metaverse / Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 - Incontro / Pavart, Rome, Italy 2015 - Adam Martinakis / Maverick, Bangkok, Thailand 2014 - Univers Parallèles / CI gallery, Luxembourg. 2014 - Parallel Worlds / Galerie ABF, Prague, Czech Republic. 2013 - Adam Martinakis in Ditto Doors / Ditto TV, London,

Awards and Distinctions

2017 - Winner of the international art competition "HighArt2017", video category, USA 2014 - Listed in Top 10 Digital artworks by Huffington Post UK 2013 - Stellar Art Award - Digital Arts: California - Simply the best 2 2013 - Listed in Empty Kingdom's Top 100 Artists of 2012 2012 - Silver Award - Artlimited "Color and Creativity" art competition 2012 - Excellence Abstract & Design award, EXPOSÉ 10. 2011 - Listed winner of the art competition "Changes", Luxembourg, (CultureInside & CCNR). 2010 - Winner of the international art competition "EUtopia", Luxembourg, (CI & CCNR). 2009 - Art competition winner, "Rooted", Luxembourg, (CI & Galerie Clairefontaine).

Aydin Büyüktas - Flatland

Aydin Büyüktas - Flatland
Photographer and artist Aydin Büyütkaş has created a surreal view of Istanbul using a camera-equipped drone. His series, titled "Flatland", was inspired by science fiction books — especially Edwin Abbott's "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" — that brought wild visions of imaginary worlds to his mind. He decided he wanted to bring them to life with innovative photography. Büyütkaş carefully planned each of these images using a 3D software that allowed him to explore all possible shooting locations throughout Istanbul. Below are the surreal photos, which he said took two months of planning.

Artist's Statement
" We live in places that most of the times don’t draw our attention, places that transform our memories, places that the artist gives another dimension; where the perceptions that generally crosses our minds will be demolished and new ones will arise, these works aim to leave the viewer alone with a surprising visuality ironic as well, multidimensional romantic point of view. "

Artist:
Aydin Büyüktas

Education

Aydın Büyüktaş, who was born in Ankara in 1972, dropped out form Bilkent University Tourism Management Department because it was not his future dream. After moving to Istanbul in 2000’s, he took charge in many awarded movies and advertising drives, while he is working for avant-garde companies such as Sinefekt and Makinefx after having improved himself in the fields of visual effect, 3D, animation and video. He started to give priority to freelance works after his character, which was designed by him in the form of 3D in 2008, gained international popularity. While he interested in Photography, he also has been continuing his academic education at the department of photography of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University since 2012. Turkish photographer and digital artist Aydın Büyüktaş turns the streets of Istanbul upside down in these warped cityscapes that appear to curve infinitely upward and outward toward the skies. While it’s tempting to draw parallels with stunning visuals from the 2010 movie Inception, the artist says his true inspiration is taken from the 1884 satirical novella Flatland that depicts a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures. In this series, also titled Flatland, Büyüktaş photographed canals, bazaars, skate parks, and bridges with the aid of a drone and then digitally stitched them together as dramatically inverted spaces without a visible horizon. You can see more of his gravity-defying work on Instagram. All images courtesy the artist. (via Designboom)

EXHIBITIONS

2017: PALACE SOESTDIJK, BAARN NETHERLAND “TRANSFORMATIE” AS FOLLOWERS OF ESCHER WITH ESCHER’S ORGINAL WORKS. “FLATLAND I – II” MATTER GALLERY , TORONTO CANADA “FLATLAND 2” SOLO EXHIBITION PHOTO ART GALLERY, EPSON HEADQUARTER, LONDON UK “FLATLAND” SOLO EXHIBITION AIPAD PHOTOGRAPY FAIR, NEW YORK USA DILLON + LEE GALLERY “FLATLAND I – II” MATTER GALLERY, TORONTO CANADA “FLATLAND” 2016: ART MIAMI , MIAMI DILLON GALLERY , NEW YORK “FLATLAND” MUSEUM FUR GESTALTUNG, ZURICH “FLATLAND – BUILDING WORLDS” FOTOISTANBUL, ISTANBUL “FLATLAND” BOZLU ART PROJECT, ISTANBUL “FOTOTAKSIS – FEAR” BOZLU ART PROJECT, ISTANBUL “FLATLAND” 2015: ART01, ADANA “FLATLAND – BEREKETLI TOPRAKLAR” ARTIST 2015, ISTANBUL “FLATLAND – DIGITAL OBSCURA”

Bahram Hajou

Bahram Hajou
Bahram Hajou’s paintings are subtle works of nature and humanity, and, inherent among the gentle strokes and original coloring, are tales of beauty and love, fear and solitude, forgiveness and understanding, anxiety and furtiveness, freedom and dependence. His power and strength are reflected in the energy of his works, much of which gives the impression of freedom of expression and readiness for dialogue.

Theme
Bahram Hajou’s art explores themes of social and personal consciousness, connection and disconnection. His art does not apply itself to the rules of space and time, as his subjects are suspended in space. This lack of a definitive space and time allows Hajou’s art to become timeless, as it transcends boundaries set by conventions. Instead, Hajou’s art renders itself to the viewer and thus his art becomes personally confrontational as his subjects directly face the viewer and demand a conversation. Hajou’s art tells the tale of a certain alienation... one that is felt through the canvas. The viewer is faced with a gaze coming from the canvas as the figures begin a dialogue with the audience. Some works of art display lovers, in some cases, they are in a loving embrace, whereas in others their relationship is marked by the distance between them. As viewers, we are left to think of our own relationship with our loved ones. We are left to think of our own personal alienation and detachment, both on the micro and macro scale. We are left with our role in society and the way we interact with those around us.


Artist:
Bahram Hajou

Bahram Hajou is a Syrian-born German artist who studied in the Fine Arts Academy, Dusseldorf and later graduated from the Art Academy Munster in Germany in 1984. Hajou’s work theme is the human in his loneliness translated into the language of symbols and in a continuity of motifs: Face, body postures, blank room, inaccessible towers, dilapidated homes, and landscape. Against a background characterized by subtle hues punctuated by sudden splashes of color, the human figure stares out or turns away, the body language expressing a range of emotions, love, fear, solitude, anxiety, understanding, freedom and dependence.

Exhibitions

2017 Kulturcentrum in Manama – Bahrain 2017 Art Karlsruhe (D) 2017 Karim Gallery, Amman (JORDAN) 2016 Foyer des Stadttheters Münster/Germany (D) 2016 Galerie Karsi Sanat´ta, Istanbul (TR) 2016 Galerie Ludwig Trossaert Antwerp (B) 2016 Sollefteå konst förening, (S) 2016 Überkopf Kunstbegegnen, Münster (D) 2016 Palagio Contemporaneo 2015 Galerie GNG, Paris, France 2015 Kunsthaus Langenberg e.V. Alldie Kunst (Norbrt Bauer), Langenberg/Düsseldorf (D) 2015 Office Kleine Galerie (Art against violence) Wien/Viena (A) 2015 Art Élysées (Petit Palace, Paris) (F) 2015 Art Fair, Istanbul contemporary, Istanbul (TR) 2014 Galerie Ludwig Trossaert (Antwerp - Belgium) 2014 Art House Wien, Austria 2014 Henry Matisse Price, Château Musée Grimaldi, France 2013 Galerie Ludwig Trossaert (Antwerp - Belgium) 2013 Galerie GNG Gilles Naudine, Paris 2013 White Box Gallery, New York 2012 Museum Cotemporary Art (Bratislava) Danubiana 2010 Art House Gallery Damascus (Syria) 2010 Aida Cherfan Fine Art Gallery in Beirut 2010 Galerie Kula (Museum Split/Kroatien) 2009 Artfestival Amman, Jordan (Symposion) 2009 Artfestival Patra, Greece (Symposion) 2009 Karim Gallery, Amman (Jordan) 2008 Hewar Art Gallery - Total Arts Gallery in the courtyard - Dubai 2008 Museum for modern Art, Latakia (Syria) 2008 Kunstkompakt 5, Gladbeck (Germany) 2008 Galerie Zeugma, Cologne (Germany) 2008 Kunsthandel Antonia v. Fraunberg, Düsseldorf (Germany) 2008 1. Price Meditterane Artbiennale in Trogir, Croatia (Symposion) 2008 Art House Gallery Damascus (Syria) 2007 Galerie Zeugma, Cologne (Germany) 2007 Galerie Green Art, Dubai (U.A.E.) 2007 Galerie Michael Nolte, Muenster (Germany) 2007 art club kunstverein, Burgwedel/Isernhagen (Germany) 2006 Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover (Germany) 2006 Galerie Holbein, Hannover (Germany) 2006 Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg (Germany) 2006 Galerie Al Hiwar, Riadh (Saudi Arabien) 2006 Kunstkompakt 4, Gladbeck (Germany) 2005 Galerie Kreuziger, Worbswede (Germany) 2005 Galerie Zeugma, Cologne,

Catalogs · expertises

• 2018 - Bahram - Vis-a-Vis mit Texten von Stephan Trescher, Hania Zawaneh, H. E. Alfred Simms-Protz • 2018 - Bahram Hajou - The Haunting Imagery Of The Painter, Binoche Fine Art, New York • 2012 - Bahram mit Texten von Rudi Fred Linke, RUDIFREDLINKEGALERIE, Münster • 2010 - Bahram - Ustanova u Kulturi, Galerie Kula (Museum Split/Kroatien) • 2009 - Bahram Retrospektive - ADIB-Verlag Amman Jordanien, ISBN: 978-9957-514-03-7 • 2006 - Dialogs - Hewar Art Gallery mit Texten von Dr. Dieter M. Keiner • 2002 - Bahram Menschenbilder - von Oberfinanzdirektion Münster mit Texten von Prof. Dr. Christoph Miething und Dr. Dieter Büter • 2000 - Bahram Dialog - mit Texten von Prof. Dr. Christoph Miething • 1997 - Bahram - mit Texten von Bachar Isa, Prof. Dr. Christoph Miething und Malva • 1990 - Bahram - mit Texten von Dr. Reinhard Hasseider • 1990 - Bahram Quadrat - mit Texten von Dr. Dieter Büter

Adam Neate

Adam Neate
Adam Neate works within a personal contemporary Cubist aesthetic he calls “dimensionalism,” He began his career by leaving his artworks on the street, yet now shows the paintings and assemblages in galleries. With notable influences from Francis Bacon and from Pablo Picasso, his practice combines street art techniques and materials with traditional methods of mark-making and construction. Neate has expressed that “the whole point of being an artist is to be creative and to create, to invent new ways of seeing and showing the world.”

Techniques
Uses aerosols and found objects, he painted on cardboard boxes, which he collected from the street, avoiding the use of canvas because of its cost. His work can have two and three-dimensional qualities, as he tears the material, builds it in layers and staples pieces together, mainly making figurative images, which include self-portraits and portraits of friends. In an essay in December 2012, art historian Ben Jones wrote "In Adam Neate's most recent work, space itself becomes the medium. The accumulated plasticity of Cubism's two distinct phases has been re-energized by Neate's own distinctive mode: Dimensional Materialism. To get the full multi-dimensional effect, the viewer is asked to activate their own viewing space ...as you move and change vantage point, negative space is held in balance, unleashed, then restrained again. The image resolves itself. Foreground to background shifting, space dissolving, volume folds in, energy pushes out ...Neate's compositions are mapped by sensations of simultaneity. Multiple moments of past experience are elided with a slowed down and extended present moment."

Artist:
Adam Neate

Education

Adam Neate (born 1977) is a British painter, conceptual artist and described by The Telegraph in 2008 as "one of the world's best-known street artists". He specialised in painting urban art on recycled cardboard and has left thousands of works in the street for anyone to collect. He is a contributor from the movement in transferring street art into galleries. Neate's street art has garnered global interest, having been documented on CNN reports and European television. Major collectors and celebrities are fighting for his original works and international critics have lauded the artist's work. Since 2011 Neate has been mastering his own language of 'Dimensional Painting'.

Notable exhibitions

Jan 21 – 24, 2016 Elms Lesters Painting Rooms at Art Stage Singapore 2016 Elms Lesters Painting Rooms Jan 22 – 25, 2015 Elms Lesters Painting Rooms at Art Stage Singapore 2015 Elms Lesters Painting Rooms Jan 16 – 19, 2014 Elms Lesters Painting Rooms at Art Stage Singapore 2014 Elms Lesters Painting Rooms 2012: 'Dimensional Editions and Paintings' 2011: 'Dimensional Paintings' 2010: 'The Flock Series', Elms Lesters, London - five key works were displayed 2009: A New Understanding' - Neate explored how to portray the fourth dimension.

Erin Cone

Erin Cone

Artist:
Erin Cone

Education

Education Erin Cone was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1976. From a very early age, she loved to draw and was soon painting in watercolor and oils. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Texas in 1998 and working briefly in the design industry, Cone began her professional fine art career at the age of 24, with her first solo show the following year. In 2002, she moved with her husband to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

artist’s statement

I emphasize visual impact over narrative context, focusing on the subtle orchestration of my subject within a framework of design. I create a deliberate push-and-pull between near-photorealistic detail and my own vocabulary of visual glitches that challenge that very realism. This duality is central to my work and allows the figures I paint to remain wholly representational while functioning abstractly — evoking emotion without defining it.

SELECTED PRESS:

L'Artiste Magazine, September 2014 American Art Collector, October 2013 The Artist's Magazine, October 2013 Nova Magazine, June 2013 Architectural Digest Magazine, July 2012 Oxford American Magazine, June 2012 MYP Magazine, April 2012 American Art Collector, May 2011 New American Paintings (Vol. 90), Oct/Nov 2010 Poets and Artists Magazine, August 2010; Cover artist » American Art Collector Magazine, June 2010 Southwest Art Magazine's Sept. 2008 Emerging Artist issue as a "Success Story"; Cover artist » Art Calendar Magazine, January 2008; Cover artist » American Art Collector Magazine, October 2006; Cover artist » Marin Magazine, October 2006 Southwest Art Magazine's November 2005 – “Face Time: Artist’s Self-portraits” Art & Antiques Magazine’s Summer 2005-2006 Insider’s Guide Santa Fean Magazine's June 2005 Special Art Issue as one of Santa Fe's "Five Artists to Watch" Southwest Art Magazine's September 2003 "21 Under 31" - as one of the top 21 emerging artists

Dietmar Gross

Dietmar Gross
Dietmar Gross, who has been a member of the German Specialist Association for Realism since 1999, creates mutant beings in his studies that are related to an old world of motifs and that are deliberately transferred to a modern, contemporary context. The main actors in the artist's works are fantastic beings, which are alienated and sometimes ironically portrayed. The painted animals or people with their abnormal appearance, however, in no way seem repulsive or even scary to the viewer. They are in the focus of the picture and rather present themselves very naturally and confidently in front of the usually simple picture background. Gross' images act as a stage for his imagination. In an almost fascinating, old master painting technique, he proceeds from past image traditions and combines themes of mythology, fables, legends and magical, invented creatures with contemporary subjects .

Artist:
Dietmar Gross

Biography

Dietmar Gross, who has been a member of the German Specialist Association for Realism since 1999, creates mutant beings in his studies that are related to an old world of motifs and that is deliberately transferred to a modern, contemporary context. June 11, 1957 - born in Bexbach / Saar 1978-84 - Studied fine arts at the University of Mainz Since 1984 - freelance painter 2002-2004 - Lecturer for artistic graphics (etching) at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden 2004/05 - Visiting professorship for drawing at the University of Applied Sciences for Design Mainz since 2006 - Foundation and management of the "Oppenheim Summer Academy" for fine arts

Exhibitions, Awards

2018 Herrenhof Mußbach, "Art Imaginär", international exhibition of fantastic realism. 2016 Beinart Gallery, Brunswick / Australia 2014 Osthaus Museum Hagen "InSightOut", retrospective 2013 Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA 2012 Last Rites Gallery, New York ("Taboo") Copro Gallery, Santa Monica / California ("Anomalies") Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong 2011 Villa Streccius Art Association, Landau 2010 Galerie Joerg Heitsch, Muenchen Zurich Art Fair 2009 Kunsthalle Ammersee / Munich Cologne Art Fair 21, fair for contemporary art 2008 Xiamen Art Gallery (China) 2007 Art Karlsruhe Haus am Tor, Mainz 2006 Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz 2005 Kunsthaus Worms 2004 Gallery Klaus Kiefer, Essen 2004 Russische Museen, Marmorpalast, St. Petersburg 2003 Reichstag Palace, Berlin 2003 Deutsche Parlamentarische Gesellschaft Berlin 2003 "Lange Nacht der Museen Berlin" Museum Galgenhaus Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin 2002 Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund 1998 Kunstverein Lippstadt 1997 Stadtmuseum Homburg (Retrospektive) 1997 London Art ´97 Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, Linz (A) 1996 Contemporary Art Fair London, "Art ´96" 1992 Kunstverein Jena 1992 Mittelrheinisches Landesmuseum Mainz (Landeskunstausstellung) 1991 Landeskunstausstellung Saarbrücken 1990 Galerie KK Essen

Publication

2018 Art magazine "Hey!" / Paris, artist portrait 2014 "InSightOut", catalog for the retrospective in the Osthaus-Museum Hagen 2009 TV film by SWR: "Dietmar Gross - Personal" 2006 TV film by SWR: "Dietmar Gross and Yongbo Zhao" 2005 Art magazine [ku:], special issue 'Vision Werkstatt: Dietmar Gross and Yongbo Zhao' 2002 Edition Braus: "Dietmar Gross - painting, graphics, drawing, design" (monograph)

Awards

verschiedene nationale und internationale Stipendien und Auszeichnungen, 1983 Förderstipendium für Malerei und Zeichnung der Universität Mainz, 1984 Kahnweiler-Preis für Malerei, 1986 erster Preis der Landeskunstausstellung Rheinland-Pfalz, 1987 Sowjetunion-Stipendium des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz und des Berufsverbandes Bildender Künstler

Yongbo Zhao

Yongbo Zhao
In the 1980s, Yongbo Zhao was one of the youngest art professors in China. Then he got on the train and drove to Europe to see the great European masters in the original. In Munich he got stuck, fell in love and studied again and became a master student with Robin Page. Then he painted his soul free: he brought everything that was forbidden in China onto the canvas here. And everything in the style of its great role models: Goya & Co. Yongbo Zhao spectacularly combines the tradition of Western painting with the history and myths of China.

Artist:
Yongbo Zhao

In 1964, Yongbo Zhao was born as the only headmaster's son in Hailong Township, Jilin Province, Manchuria, People's Republic of China. Yongbo's artistic talent is recognized early on. At primary school, at the request of the teacher, he draws his designs on the board so that his classmates can learn from him Education 1982 -1986 Studium der Malerei an der Pädagogischen Universität Nordost-China in Changchun, Provinz Jilin 1986 - 1991 Dozent für abendländische Malerei und Kunstgeschichte an der Pädagogischen Universität Nordost-China in Changchun, Provinz Jilin 1991 -1998 Studium an der Akademie der bildenden Künste München bei Robin Page, Abschluss als Meisterschüler Lebt in München

Exhibitions

2019: "Gerhard Berger and Yongbo Zhao - Artist Neighborhoods I", Kreisgalerie Schloss Meßkirch "Fictional Discordance" - Huaxiang Wang, Yongbo Zhao, Liu Chen, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China Art Karlsruhe 2019, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen 2018: "150 Years of the Munich Artists' Cooperative Royal Privileged 1868 (MKG) - Painting, Graphics, Sculpture", State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich "Beauty and Abyss", Citadel Spandau, Berlin "Charade. The Monkey in Contemporary Art ”, Forum Kunst, Rottweil Art Karlsruhe 2018, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen 2017: "Surprise", Michael Radowitz Gallery, Munich 2017: Art Karlsruhe 2017, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen 2016 : "Luther is not enough! Artistic impulses for constant reform ", Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren "A tribute to Bluebeard - homage to Robin Page", Kunstverein Ebersberg, Alte Brennerei Ebersberg "Long time no see", Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen "Munich Secession as a guest in Aachen", Galerie des Kulturwerk Aachen e. V., Aachen Art Karlsruhe 2016, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen Art Sylt 2016, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen 2015: "A tribute to Bluebeard Robin Page - His master students", Whatulookinart Gallery, Kühlhaus Berlin “Views of the Self - Self-Portraits IV”, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen Art Karlsruhe 2015, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen 2014: “People, frogs and other animals - the bestiary of Yongbo Zhao”, solo exhibition, KK Klaus Kiefer gallery, Essen "Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao - critics and scoffers of their time ”, Kallmann Museum, Ismaning "New Masters 2014“, 20 years Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Munich Art Karlsruhe 2014, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen "Chinese Contemporary Art 1980 - 2014", He Art Museum, Wuhan, China 2nd Biennial of Chinese Oil Painting, China's National Art Museum (NAMOC), Beijing 2013: "Yongbo Zhao - Not only beautiful", solo exhibition, Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin "Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao - critics and scoffers of their time ”

2012 "Yongbo Zhao - Critic and Taunt of His Time", solo exhibition, Sanmu International Art Gallery, art district 798, Beijing, China "Yongbo Zhao", retrospective on the occasion of the 925th anniversary of the community of Krailling (residence of the artist), City Hall Krailling "From monkeys and frogs - Yongbo Zhao & Paul Martin Cambeis", curated by Klaus Kiefer, Essen, RAR Gallery, Berlin "Appearance and reality - illusion, light, ornament and splendor. Baroque elements in contemporary art", Kallmann Museum, Ismaning Art Karlsruhe 2012, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen Art.Fair 2012, Cologne, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen 2011 "Grotesque idylls", artists of the "Munich Secession" Yongbo Zhao, Michael von Cube and Erika Maria Lankes, Kunstverein Hof e. V. "Tierisch", Great Art Exhibition 2011, Haus der Kunst, Munich Art Karlsruhe 2011, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen Art.Fair 2011, Cologne, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen Munich Contempo 2011, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen "Mountains Beyond Mountains - Sanqinshan Contemporary Art Inivitational Exhibition" (Wang Huanqing, Qi Zhilong, Yue Minjun, Yongbo Zhao and others), Enjoy Museum of Art, art district 798, Beijing, China "Art Livelihood", art district 798, Beijing, China "Confound Left and Right", Art District 798, Beijing, China "Deconstruction & Style", art district 798, Beijing, China 2010 "Yongbo Zhao - Masterpieces and Etchings", solo exhibition, Rosenheim Museum, Offenbach "Francisco Goya - Yongbo Zhao: The Dream of Reason. Two artists in dialogue ”, Walz Gallery, Überlingen "Francisco de Goya - visions of terror and hope", Museum Voswinckelshof, Dinslaken "The Immortality of the Stars - From Goya to Walter Benjamin to Václav Havel", Kunstmuseum Solingen (Baden Museum) "Beautiful is something else", Künstlerforum Bonn Art Karlsruhe 2010, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen Munich Contempo 2010, KK Klaus Kiefer Gallery, Essen

Awards

20 03-2011 "Life as a Legend: Marylin Monroe", traveling exhibition, curated by ARTOMA Art and Culture Management, Hamburg, in cooperation with International Arts & Artists, Washington DC (for the USA) and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (for Canada ) stations: 2003: County Hall Gallery, London (Great Britain) 2004: Atarazanas Museum, Valencia (Spain), Vakko Beyoglu Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey) 2005: Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid (Spain), Palacio Provincial, Cádiz (Spain) 2006: Kunsthaus Hamburg (Germany), Women's Museum, Dallas, Texas (USA) 2006/2007: Boca Raton Art Museum, Florida (USA) 2007: Dayton Art Institute, Ohio (USA), Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia (USA), Sioux City Art Center, Iowa (USA) 2007/2008: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (Canada) 2008: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado (USA), Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois (USA), Saginaw Art Museum, Michigan (USA) 2008/2009: The Glenbow Museum Calgary, Alberta (Canada) 2009: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba (Canada) 2010: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Florida (USA) 2010/2011: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) 2011: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (Canada) Awards mehrere erste Preise in China, u.a. 1987 erster Preis „Allchinesische Kunstausstellung“ Kunstmuseum Peking; 1990 Aufnahme in das „Große Lexikon Bildender Künstler Chinas der Gegenwart“

Corrado Zeni

Corrado Zeni
Corrado Zeni's works do not represent architectural motifs. Rather the figures are positioned on a white background. The bottom is replaced by a clear, expressive gradient. The white spatial emptiness emphasizes the individual figures and emphasizes the attributes of the "Generation Y". It can be seen that the illustrated people are removed from the urban everyday life situations. Some stand or walk closely together, without communicating with each other and without requesting a dialogue with the viewer. It builds no external barrier between the viewer and the unrelated portrayed person, nevertheless, the posture of the figures makes it impossible to engage in what has happened, to be part of the action. Zeni's work document the contemporary life and modern society on an abstract background, in it on the one hand, disordered, fast-paced nature and individualistic perceptible existence on the other.

Artist's statement:
“From my point of view, I reversed the basics of my work. For almost twenty years I have been watching people I met by chance, taking pictures, extracting them from their stories and assembling them in my own, very personal and detached story. The technique and the creative process are now free ... The style of painting is more spontaneous, less controlled and rich in symbols. "

Artist:
Corrado Zeni

Corrado Zeni is an Italian Contemporary painter who was born in 1967. His career began in 1996, in the following years as well as numerous solo and group exhibitions, he was among the finalists of Premio Cairo (2003), in the same year solo exhibitions were held at galleries Guidi&Schoen in Genoa and Ronchini in Terni.

Education and achievements

1984-1989 Studium: Instituto Statale d´Arte, Genua Studium: Scuola Grafica, Genua Awards: 1996 Premio Arte Nondadori, Milano 2003 Premio Cairo Comunication, Milano

SELECTED SOLO SHOW:

2017 _”Icons” - Galleria Pack, Milano 2016 _“BABEL” - Buonanno arte contemporanea, Forte Strino, Trento _“Éloge de la fuite” - Galerie Filser&Graef, München 2015 _“Éloge de la fuite” - Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 2014 _”Atlas” - Guidi&Schoen arte contemporanea 2013 _ “Generation why” - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf 2010 _”Babel” - Guidi&Schoen arte contemporanea _”The dream project” - BNL Milano, site specific intallation - a cura di Cristina Gilda Artese 2009 _ “Familiar Strangers” - Palazzo Cicala - Genova _ “Birds eye” - The Studio - Milano 2008 _“I still have a long way” - Ronchini arte contemporanea, Terni _ “Metropolis” (con Giacomo Costa) - a cura di Nicola Angerame - Alassio 2007 _“All Inclusive” - a cura di Luca Beatrice - galleria dieffe, Torino 2006 _“Crossing” - Guidi&Schoen arte contemporanea 2005 _ “La forza dei legami deboli” - d’ AC Galleria Comunale d’arte contemporanea, Ciampino (Roma) _ “Background” - Buonanno arte contemporanea, Mezzolombardo (TN) 2004 _ “Six degrees of separation” - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf _ “Ognuno, un giorno” - Galleria di arte moderna e contemporanea di San Marino 2003 _ “Falso Movimento” - a cura di Beatrice Buscaroli, Annovi arte contemporanea, Sassuolo (MO) _ “Sospesi” - a cura di Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Guidi&Schoen arte contemporanea, Genova _ “Attese” - Ronchini arte contemporanea, Terni _ “Barflies” - Guidi&Schoen arte contemporanea, Artefiera Bologna 2001 _ “Dipinti” - Galleria Rossotiziano, Piacenza _ “Fuori luogo” - a cura di Salvatore Galliani, Studio Ghiglione - Genova 2000 _ “Transiti” - Rocca Malatestiana, Montefiore Conca (RN) 1999 _ “Artie Fartie” - Magna Pars, Milano 1998 _ “4.30 a.m.” - Centro Civico Buranello, Genova _ “I’m here” - Centro Civico Buranello, Genova _ Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo (FI)

SELECTED GROUP SHOW

2015 “Biennale Le Latitudini dell’Arte” - Palazzo Ducale, Genova “Imago Mundi” - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino “Paint!” - Guidi&Schoen Arte Contemporanea, Genova 2014 _ “IMAGO MUNDI” 2012 _ “Premio Michetti” - Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla al Mare (CH) 2011 _ “54 °Biennale di Venezia Padiglione Italia-Liguria” - Palazzo della Meridiana, Genova _ “Fratelli d’Italia” - Galleria Maniero - Roma _”Artipicità” - a cura di Chiara Argenteri - Teatro dei Filodrammatici - Milano 2010 _”Reflectino/Transmission/Absorption” _ Roma Macro Future, site specific intallation. _”Electric Years”, Unicredit PB, Genova 2009 _ “ROLLI CONTEMPORANEI 2009” - Public Installation - Museo di Palazzo Bianco - Genova _ “FRAGILE - Handle with care” - Castello di Spezzano - Modena _ ”to MOVE” - Nuovo Centro Direzionale Interporto – Trento 2007 _ “Nuovi pittori della realtà” - PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea - Milano _ “La Nuova Figurazione Italiana.-To be continued…” - a cura di Chiara Canali - Fabbrica Borroni - Bollate _ “Nuovi Realismi, Premio Michetti 2007” - a cura di Maurizio Sciaccaluga - Francavilla al mare _ “Curve Pericolose” - a cura di Maurizio Sciaccaluga - Casa del Pane - Milano _ “Capitale umano, capitale sociale” - Palazzo trentini - Trento _ “Linee all’orizzonte” - a cura di Maurizio Sciaccaluga - GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Genova 2006 _ ”La donna oggetto. Miti e metamorfosi al femminile 1900 - 2005” - a cura di Luca Beatrice - Castello Sforzesco di Vigevano _ ”Human@rt” - Galleria d’arte contemporanea - Catania _”Contro - vento” - a cura di Maurizio Sciaccaluga - Palazzo Magnani - Reggio Emilia 2005 _ “Cow Parade” - Firenze, a cura di gianluca Marziani _ “Premio Maretti” - galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di San Marino _ “La Santa Alleanza” - a cura di L. Beatrice e M. Sciaccaluga - galleria Annovi - Sassuolo _ “Seven...everything goes to hell” - Palazzo Pretorio - Certaldo _ “Premio Fabbri” - Fondazione del Monte, Bologna 2004 _ “Ad Arte” MART -

Wang Xiaojin

Wang Xiaojin
Wang Xiaojin is inspired by the distant past, particularly its women and artistry. He endeavors to capture the mood of a bygone era that was altogether most refined and conservative. The details in his paintings are drawn from traditional Chinese culture. Ornate porcelain vases with elaborate flowering arrangements, embroidered silk dresses, and modish furniture serve to create the opulent world in which his figures live. Delicate and chic, Wang’s paintings hark back to a time when being “feminine” typified a woman’s existence. The scenes created depict aristocratic ladies who would want for nothing in the materialistic sense but who had little freedom. Indeed there is an unmistakable sense of melancholy in his work. The small bird-like bodies make the women appear fragile and vulnerable while their disproportionally large faces draw attention to their sad expression. Even when the figures are active – sewing, reading, fanning themselves or even socializing – their eyes gaze wistfully into the distance. It is hard to tell whether they are dreaming of a more fulfilling life perhaps, or whether they are simply lost in boredom. Wang knows that women of the time would avoid revealing their emotions in their faces. All they would show was tranquility and grace.’ Unsurprisingly, this invisible mask makes the figures all the more profound and intriguing.

Artist's Statement
There are two kinds techniques frequently used in Chinese ink paintings; Gong Bi (using a very thin pen to paint detailed work) and Xie Yi (a more blurry, freer style that strives to capture the spirit and essence of objects and figures). There is also oil paint, which lends itself to both realistic and more expressionistic approaches. I like to experiment with all the different techniques. We live in a wonderful world and though perhaps I cannot present my imaginary world to viewers as accurately as I would like, I feel immense pleasure in my attempts to do so. Aside from expressing my own emotions, I simultaneously hope to strike a chord with viewers and bring you joy. I am not a stylish person and what I strive for is to be genuine and true to myself, rather than focus on the opinions of others. I use my heart to paint and my soul to communicate. Although my body may never be free, I yearn to make my spirit soar.

Artist:
Wang Xiaojin

Xiaojin Wang was born in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia in 1968 and graduated from the Art Department of Shandong Normal University, Shandong, China in 1991. His paintings are inspired by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Balthus, and Richter. They combine a deep awareness of Western historical artistic practice with the delicate portrayal of traditional Chinese subjects. Wang currently lives and works in Beijing.

Exhibitions

2011: Growing pains of a Lotus” group show at ART LEXING Miami, USA 2010: ART LEXING group show at ART ASIA FAIR 2010 Miami, USA 2008: 3 degrees art exhibition Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing The opening group exhibition of Song Zhuang Huandao Art Museum Beijing 2006 China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE), Beijing 2006: Reed Savage Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA 2006: Wang Xiao Jin, Art Scene China, Shanghai (solo) 2005: Wang Xiaojin, Art Scene China, Shanghai (solo) 2005: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Reed Savage Gallery, Miami, USA 2005: Group Exhibition, Art Scene at the Westin, Shanghai 2004: Chinese Beauty: Wang Xiaojin, Art Scene China, Shanghai (solo) 2004: Red Exhibition, Red, Shanghai 2004: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kunstbunker, Munich, Germany 2004: The 10th National Art Exhibition, Shandong Province, China 2004: Group Exhibition, Magazin, Shanghai 2004: New Art from China, Kunstbunker, Munich, Germany 2003: Art Chicago 2003, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois 2003: Transformation of Paradise, Group Exhibition, Art Scene China, Shanghai 2003: The Third China Oil Painting Exhibition-the Fringe Exhibition, Jin An Shandong Province 2002: Wang Xiaojin, J Gallery, Shanghai (solo) 2002: Artworks Exhibition in Honor of the Sixty Years Anniversary of MAO’s speech in Yang An City, Shan Xi Province, China 2002: Experienced and Trial, Oil Painting Exhibition, Shanghai 2001: Group Exhibition at J Gallery, Shanghai 2001: Shanghai Art Exposition, Shanghai 2000: China-Australia Exchange Exhibition, Scene Watching Gallery, Beijing 2000: "Emerging from Beijing," Group Exhibition, Church Gallery, Claremont, Washington, USA 1999: Group Exhibition, Scene Watching Gallery, Beijing 1998: Shandong Oil Painting Exhibition, Shandong, China Awarded Academic Prize, Shandong 1997: Young Artists of Shandong Exhibition, Shandong 1997: The First Oil Painting Biennial, Shandong 1996: The Second Annual Teachers’ Art Exhibition, Shandong (awarded Second Pri

Ronald Bowen
the 90s and beyond

Ronald Bowen the 90s and beyond
Structure: Ronald Brown's structure is dependent on the relationships between strong verticals and horizontals, with some strong diagonals; stability is achieved by the use of right angles.He enjoys breaking a fundamental art school rule by placing the center of composition at the exact center of the canvas rather than slightly off to the side. An absolute and austere symmetry is hence achieved. Light and Color: Though dependent on observed or photographically recorded light, Ron's handling is purer and more intense, using the full strength of oil paint to achieve a luminosity which is pictorial, not photographic. Shadows: Shadows provide the fugitive or delicate element in most paintings contradicting the strong architectural frameworks. The presence of shadows implies the passage of time and introduces a time element in the paintings which makes them less rigid or fixed. This is where the poetry in the work lies. Technique: Composition and initial layers are laid down in acrylic. The top layers are worked out fastidiously in translucent oil paint, which gives the works their richness and luminosity. Subjects: He chooses fragments of banal reality (architectural interiors, exteriors, windows, plants) but by concentrating on them, purifying them, and intensifying the light he brings out a sense of mystery and poetry lurking behind the ordinary appearance. In his insistence on the "frozen moment," shadows, and intense light, Bowen is closest to the work of the great 20th century American realist, Edward Hopper.

Artist's Statement
"If I were to define my style of painting, I would call it 'Transcendental Realism.' It is my intention to present to the viewer an image that is on the one hand concrete and close to life, yet so filtered, strange and bordering on the abstract that he may be led into a state of contemplation and meditation. There is a minimum of anecdote in my painting in order to allow the viewer space to create his own story, to discover his own mystery." -Ronald Bowen - American Embassy Art Show (Guest of Honor), Paris - May 1996

Artist:
Ronald Bowen

Ron Bowen is an American residing in Paris. His impressive realist oil paintings of contemporary interiors and exteriors reflect his mastery of a linear painting style. Basing his technique on the Renaissance method of underpainting and overpainting, he creates luminous color and bold shadows. The dialogue between color and light accentuates the simple subject matter, creating calm, intriguing, and thoroughly modern art.

Biography

Ronald Bowen was born in 1944. He grew up in Lake Placid Florida, a quiet town surrounded by lakes, citrus groves, and ranches. From an early age he showed a talent for drawing. From 1962 to 1967 he studied art, along with music and languages, at Florida State University in Tallahassee, completing his final year at their study center in Florence, Italy. This first contact with Europe was a turning point for him. Finished with his university studies, he taught art for a year at his former school in Lake Placid. In 1968 he chose to return to Europe to teach and continue his art studies, spending a summer in Paris, then a year teaching in a small boarding school in England followed by a year in Nice, France, enrolled as a full-time painting student at the Ecole Nationale d'Art Décoratif. In 1970 he returned to Paris as "Artist in Residence" at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, a scholarship offered by the Woolley Foundation. The scholarship was renewed for a second year. In 1973 he began teaching art classes part-time at the American School of Paris and has since made that city his home, retiring from the school in 2008. In 2010 he was awarded the Monique Corpet Prize for painting from the Taylor Foundation in Paris. in 2018 the Taylor Foundation awarded him the Madeleine Couderc Painting Prize. In 1993 Ronald Bowen received French Nationality, making him a citizen of both the U.S. and France. The artist lives and works in a light-filled Montmartre studio surrounded with tropical plants overlooking Paris rooftops and the Basilica of Sacré Coeur in the distance.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - "Hyperréalistes" Expo Flash with Jacques Bodin, Galerie Anna-Tschopp Marseille 2013 - American School of Paris 2012 - Fondation Taylor, Paris2012 - Fondation Taylor, Paris 2011 - Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris 2010 - ARTSZ, Galerie Suzanne Belaieff Monaco La Galerie Anna-Tschopp, Marseille 2006 - Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris 2005 - Galerie Catherine et André Hug et Galerie Eric Monbel, Paris 2004 - Rona Gallery, London 2003 - Galerie Artemisia, Paris 2002 - Rivier College Art Gallery, Nashua, New Hampshire DFN Gallery, New York 2001 - Royal Street Gallery, Paris 2000 - DFN Gallery, New York 1999 - Boutique Hughes Chevalier, Paris Royal Street Gallery, Paris Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris 1998 - Galerie Mouvances, Paris Zenith Gallery, Washington 1997 - Zenith Gallery, Washington 1996 - American School of Paris Galerie Toft, Paris 1990 - American School of Paris 1983 - Galerie Philippe Frégnac, Paris 1981 - Galerie Philippe Frégnac, Paris 1979 - Galerie Philippe Frégnac, Paris 1974 - Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique, Paris 1971 - Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris

Collective Exhibitions

2018 L'Abstrait Réel, La Salle Royale de l'Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris Henry Miller Fine Art, London Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris 2017 Henry Miller Fine Art, London Abstract Nature of Realism, La Salle Royale de l'Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris Société des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris 2016 American School of Paris Fondation des Etats-Unis, Cité Universitaire, Paris Boïcos Fine Arts, Paxos, Greece 2015 Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris Boïcos Fine Arts, Paxos, Greece 2014 Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris Cercle Municipal des Gobelins et des Beaux-Arts (Guest of Honor) Marie du 13ème, Paris 2013 Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris 2011 Galería Ámbit, Barcelona Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris 2010 Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris 2009 Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris 2008 Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris Selection du Salon d'Automne à Compiègne Galerie Raison d'Art, Lille 2007 Salon d'Automne Paysages, Pont-l'Evêque et Beaumont-en-Auge 2004 Galerie Artemisia, Paris Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris 2003 D.F.N. Gallery, New York Redwing Fine Art Gallery, Yarmouth, MA Rona Gallery, London 2002 Salon d'Etampes Redwing Fine Art Gallery, Yarmouth, MA Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris D.F.N. Gallery, New York 2001 Salon d'Automne Works on Paper, Espace Belleville, Paris Salon de Saint Cloud Salon de Garches American Embassy Art Show Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boïcos, Paris D.F.N. Gallery, New York 2000 Salon de Saint Cloud American Embassy Art Show, Paris D.F.N. Gallery, New York Salon d'Automne Salon de Saint Cloud Honors Show Philharmonic Center, Naples, Florida 1999 Salon d'Automne, Paris D.F.N. Gallery, New York Zenith Gallery, Washington Salon de Saint-Cloud American Embassy Art Show, Paris Kiron Espace, Paris Galerie Liliane R, Deauville 1998 Salon d'Automne, Paris D.F.N. Gallery, New York Zenith Gallery, Washington Salon de Saint-Cloud American Embassy Art Show, Paris

Terry Rodgers

Terry Rodgers
Rodgers is an accomplished painter with a striking mastery of light and transitions as is evidenced by his current body of work. This work focuses on the life of the upper-middle-class Americans, seemingly adrift in affluence and casualness, unsatisfied and disconnected. Nonetheless, Rodgers's work remains firmly rooted in life class drawing, necessitating the use of, and contact with, human models. Rodgers asks friends, acquaintances, professional models, and, sometimes, total strangers, to pose for him in a photography session. He then builds a scenario in a painting by pulling together elements from a wide array of photographs. His rendering of an imaginary leisure life stands as an iconic vision of the tensions and confusion endemic to today's society. The resulting images are not snapshots or slices of life, not verite records of actual moments in actual families or party situations, or diaristic records of his family life, but carefully constructed and composited fictions, designed to elicit the most meaning and sustain the maximum amount of ambiguity. The seductive and marvelous glamour of the outer world jars against the vulnerability and delicacy of our inner and private selves. From spectacular large oil canvases and mixed media to stark photo-portraits and kaleidoscopic videos, Rodgers’ work both collapses and emphasizes psychic distance and physical proximity. It suggests that, in a world of ready-made entertainment, there’s an underlying uncertainty and a sense that something is missing.
Cutting edge art and the figurative is again avant-garde in the paintings by Terry Rodgers. The viewer is at the same time a voyeur and a guest at the party, but an existential calm reigns in the paintings. Rodgers is a master of composition.

Artist:
Terry Rodgers

Terry Rodgers is an internationally recognized artist who has worked and lived in Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and Ohio. He attended Amherst College, with a major in the Fine Arts. His strong interest in film and photography influenced his style in the direction of representational realism in art. He spends summers each year in Southern France painting from life and photographically capturing the gestures, faces, and figures that inhabit the 21st Century milieu that he depicts in his paintings.

Exhibitions

2009 Boundaries of Desire, Scheringa Museum of Realism, Spanbroek/Opmeer, Netherlands (solo) 2003 Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy (solo) 2003 Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA (solo) 2002 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo) 2002 Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo) 2002 dfn gallery, New York, NY (solo) 2002 Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA (solo) 2002 Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL (solo) 2002 Noethern Michigan University Art Museum, Marquette, MI (solo) 2002 Art Chicago, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (group) 2001 Louis Stern Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (group) 2001 Keny Gallery, Columbus, OH (solo) 2001 Center for the Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL (solo) 2001 Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX (solo) 2000 Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA (solo) 2000 Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV (solo) 2000 Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN (solo) 2000 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (group) 1999 National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (group) 1999 Wisconsin Union Gallery, Madison, WI (solo) 1999 Burroughs - Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC (solo) 1999 Keny Gallery, Columbus, OH (solo) 1998 University of Wisconsin, Furlong Gallery, Stout, WI (solo) 1998 National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (group) 1997 National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (group) 1994 National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (group) 1994 Hammond Gallery, Lancaster, OH (solo) 1993 Nicolae Galleries, Columbus, OH (solo) 1993 German Village Exhibition, Columbus, OH (group) 1993 Hammond Gallery, Lancaster, OH (group) 1992 Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL (group) 1992 Katz & Dawgs Gallery, Columbus, OH (group)

Several books about his work have been published including: Terry Rodgers — Dimensions of Ambiguity, Terry Rodgers — The Apotheosis of Pleasure, Solo Spaces, and Vectors of Desire. His work has appeared in many museum catalogues, and Rodgers has been featured in numerous publications in America and abroad including Die Welt, Art in America, Citizen K, German GQ, Kunstbeeld, Arte, Die Zeit, NRC Handelsblad, Numero, Zoo, Le Vife, Joia Magazine, Elle and FLAUNT to name a few. His works can also be followed widely in blogs internationally.

Mohamed Erraad

Mohamed Erraad
Mohamed Errad's school is oral tradition, religious festivals and rites of passage that mark life from birth to the gravestone. His second source of inspiration, he claims he found it in the beautiful Atlantic plain where he lives, dominated by the green of olive trees, the yellow of passion flowers and the red of poppies. Focusing on to Erraad, He portrays its viewer two completely different styles of painting: in his first way, the artist first paints the support of his canvas in a single color, usually yellow, and above a multitude of animals nested and layered with very bright colors. Subsequently, he scrapes, with a piece of wood, the bodies of this fauna, thus giving them decor and relief. In his other style, Errad paints phantasmagorical characters and animals, of African inspiration, tightly pressed against each other, jostling each other as if the place had to run out. We notice that the heads of the characters are like masks with large holes in place of the eyes.

Artist:
Mohamed Errad

Artist without instruction or knowledge of painting or knowledge of the great schools of art, wearing it seems that he masters with skill of master hand the art of painting, and has a very great sense of creativity that an amateur of l art can notice the diversity of the subjects tackled in these tables also at the level of the range of color applied.

Mohamed Erraad has painted since childhood since he was able to take a brush… from 1993 he devoted himself solely to painting. he discovers the different painting techniques as an autodidact. He uses seven colors including yellow (often the background of his paintings), sea and sky blue, white, green, rouge and black. Originally from the Chaiadma tribe north of Essaouira, from the family of the Regraga brotherhood, his universe is nourished by oral tradition, religious festivals and rites of passage. The tumultuous imagination of his painting is inhabited by phantasmagorical characters and animals often huddled together as if levitating in the same dance. At the crossroads between art brut and folk art, the spontaneous, immediate creations of Mohammed Erraad draw us into a unique world born in southern Morocco, at the crossroads between Arab, Berber and African cultures.

Hans Wolfgang Muller Photography - About gallery

Hans Wolfgang Muller Photography - About gallery
Hans Wolfgang Muller has an Oldschool style of Photography. He reminiscence the gone era, times and recreate it in his work, with little sprinkles of digital Retouching. His photographs are clearly a combination of both realistic and surrealistic world.

Artist:
Hans Wolfgang Müller

Education, Awards

Education Fotoclub Buenos Aires - Argentina Awards Recognitions: (2016) 2th MIROC Exibition Edenvale 2016 - SOUTH AFRICA - GOLDEN ICS MEDAL - Encuentro de amor (2016) 4 TH OZONE ZONE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON COMPETITION 2016 - PORTRAIT SECTION - "Mr. Oscar" - PSA SILVER MEDAL (2016) MONOCHROME AWARDS INTERNATIONAL BLACK&WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST - HONORABLE MENTION - My Cool firend, Portrait Section (2016) 3rd Bangladesh Photography Society BPS international photography competition & exhibition 2016 - FIAP SILVER MEDAL - Monochrome - Mr Hairs - BPS HONORABLE MENTION - Monochrome - Bar de Cao (2016) 66è TROFEU PELL - Barcelona - PSA GOLD MEDAL - Obra: El Hippie (2016) PRIMER SALON NACIONAL GRUPO FOTOGRAFICO PAMPA - RETRATO - 1º PREMIO - El Hippie (2016) XXXVIII CONCURSO DE FOTOGRAFIA VILA D´ALMENARA - II SALON INTERNACIONAL DIGITAL 2016 - FIAP Bronze Medal - Color - Obra " El catalán" - CEF Mención de Honor - Creativa - Obra "El enviado" - Aceptada Color - Obra: Zelasken - Aceptadas Monocromo - Obras El Malevo, El Hippie, Bar de Cao y Don Oscar (2016) Europa 2016 XV Salo Internaional de Fotografía (FOTOARTREUS) CEF MEDALLA DE PLATA Sección Monocromo - Obra: Bar de Cao 5 obras aceptadas Francisco y su manzana, Zelasken, Je suis sauvage, Vieja estación y El Vasco (2016) VII INTERNATONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST SANT JUST DANVERS - Monochrome - Honorable Mention FIAP - Obra : El hechicero (2016) CIPAE CHINA 16º Salon Internacional 4 obras finalistas (2016) Salon Internacional F2 - Mención de Honor - Sección Monocromo . Obra " La soledad del poder" (2016) Premios Cóndor FAF - Medalla de Honor - Sección Creativa - Obra "El Enviado" - " Taller de ayer" Aceptada seccion color (2015) 2º PREMIO 28º Salon Concurso Fotografico Nacional San Cristóbal Seguros Obra La manzana de Francisco (2015) 2nd Prize "URBE" Contest Fotocommunity.es - "Lluvia Nocturna en San Telmo" - Samyang 14 mm Lens (2015) 2 nd Bavarian International Circuit 2015 Monochrome open - 2 Accepted Stop boy Loneliness at midnight (2015) 26th Colour Print Biennial England - FIAP - World Cup Winner Argentina Obra: El Vasco (2015) Hamdam Bin Mohamed Bin Rachid Al Maktum Finalista HIPA International Contest - DUBAI - Categoría "Fotografía Nocturna" Obra: Dark chat (2015) Premios Cóndor FAF - Medalla de Honor "Seccion Color" Obra "Vieja Estación" (2015) 1º Premio Concurso "Amanece en Buenos Aires" - Asociación de Hoteles, Restaurantes, Confiterías y Cafés de Buenos Aires $ 6.000 (2014) 1º Premio Concurso "El riesgo" Prudencia Seguros. Obra: El riesgo de la imprudencia ( $ 15.000) (2014) 2º Premio Concurso “Finding Italy Beyond Italy” THE NATIONAL AMERICAN ITALIAN FOUNDATION - http://www.niaf.org (2014) Mención de Honor - Monocromo - IV Salón Anual de Arte Fotográfico Foto Club Concepción FAF - Obra: "Bar de Cao" (2014) 2º Premio Open House Buenos Aires - Festival de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Obra: "Mi pedacito de sol" (2012) Mención de Jurado Concurso "Bares de Buenos Aires" Asociación de Hoteles, Restaurantes, Confiterías y Cafés de Buenos Aires (2012) Obra: "Desayuno bohemio" 1º Premio Asociación de Hoteles, Restaurantes, Confiterías y Cafés de Buenos $ 9.000 (2012) Mención de Jurado Concurso "Bares de Buenos Aires" Asociación de Hoteles, Restaurantes, Confiterías y Cafés de Buenos (1981)Concurso interno Fotoclub Buenos Aires - LA BOCA - Diapositiva Color (1981)

Mario Sánchez Nevado

Mario Sánchez Nevado
With a solid style, Mario Sánchez Nevado's conceptual artworks bring an emotional impact to the viewer, creating tales about universal ideas and feelings easy to relate to. His usage of colors is the key to creating atmospheres that are catchy but ambiguous at the same time, meanwhile, a critique of society and politics is usually found between the lines, as well as the roles we develop as emotional human beings in a historical era dominated by superficiality. His striking collection is deeply woven with bold narratives that allow the viewer to create their own vision of what they are seeing. Part magical storyteller and part sober messenger of society's ills, Mario's works begs for a deeper consideration of the world around us.

Artist:
Aégis

Hello! My name is Mario Sánchez Nevado and I am a storyteller who switched his old typewriter for a handful of colors. I am a freelance Illustrator, Art Director and Photographer headquartered in Madrid (Spain). To communicate is my passion, and to create, my way of life. I think that everyone has a good story to tell. I have created mine from the need of showing the world as an emotional and contextual experience. My language is obscure, surreal and caustic, but my creations talk about everyday life… Where the most fascinating stories are told. I am a vocational, freelance artist. I love to create artworks and designs for CD albums, books and posters. Outside of the studio, I work as Art Director of the international artistic collective Hysterical Minds. I also like giving motivational lectures and digital art workshops. Education: Fine Arts Degree, University of Murcia, Spain. 2003 - 08

Exhibitions

2015: Minocom Gallery – Permanent Collection (São Paulo, Brazil). 2015: Dynamite Gallery – Permanent Collection (Brighton, UK). 2013: Creatives Rising. MOMA & Guggenheim. New York. 2013: Art Takes Paris. See Me. 2013: Zombie Art. Warmstreets Gallery. Lynchburg (Virgina, US). 2013: We are art people. The naked eye gallery, Brighton (UK). 2013: The story of the Creative. New York. 2013: I Symposyum of Art & Psychology. UDIMA University, Madrid (Spain). 2012: XX Euskal Encounter (Bilbao / Spain). 2012: Art takes Times Square w/ Artists Wanted (New York City). 2012: Parallax Art Fair w/ Hysterical Minds (London). 2011: Arttiko Collective grupal. Cafetearte (Madrid). 2011: Found Sights: Thoughs about Time&Memory. LAB (Murcia). 2010: Solo exhibit - retrospective. Ocio (Murcia). 2010: 9th Showcase of new Video Producers ICAIC. Luidwig Foundation. La Habana (Cuba). 2010: Creajoven: Winners exhibitions of photography. Laboratorio de Arte Joven (Murcia - Spain). 2009: Carnival. Culture House (Cehegín). 2009: Projects 5: Cyberart and new Medias. Videoart exhibition. Molinos del Río Museum. Murcia (Spain). 2008: II Video Producers Showcase. Puertas de Castilla (Murcia). 2007: Creajoven Comic runner-ups expo. La Nave de Puente Tocinos. Spain. 2007: Fine Arts faculty collective expo. Cuartel de Artillería. Murcia (Spain).Read Less

Awards

2015: Emmy Awards: ‘Best Commercial’ Nominee for ‘Dream On’ by Goodby Silverstein (credited artist). 2015: Cannes Festival: Silver Lion best Film, Gold Cyber Lion best Social Media, Silver Cyber Lion best Animation for ‘Dream On’ by Goodby Silverstein (credited artist) + (Cannes Archive) 2015: Pencil D&AD “Best Advertising Film” for ‘Dream On’ by Goodby Silverstein (credited artist). 2014: Gold Stellar Award – Wide Open Digital – Digital Arts California. 2013: MASTER Award in Surreal. Exposé 11 - Ballistic Publishing. 2012: MASTER Award in Abstract & Design. Exposé 10 - Ballistic Publishing. 2011: Award of Excellence in Abstract Category. Exposé 9 - Ballistic Publishing. 2001: Nonsense Society Self-portraiture Awards. 3rd place. 2010: Creajoven: Photography: Second place with "Memories Collector" (Murcia - Spain) 2010: Creajoven: Performing Arts: Third place with "The Mourners" (Murcia - Spain) 2010: II La Verdad Web awards: Best Culture website: Winner. Spain. 2009: The Gates of Metal Awards: Best metal album cover for Ashent's Deconstructive. 2008: Many Sided Artist Contest: Winner. USA. 2007: Sweet Moonlight. Story writtings about the Moon. Second place. Spain. 2003: Alquipir. Story writting "The words" contest. First place. Spain. 2002: St. Jordi festivities drawing local contest: First place. Spain.

Publications

2012: Exposé 10 (Ballistic Publishing - Australia). 2012: "S" (Babylon Ed - Spain). 2012: Mirage (Mad Artist Publishing - Canada). 2012: The Zombook (Graffito Pl. - UK). 2011: Retrospectiva (Bubok Pl. - Spain). 2011: Exposé 9 (Ballistic Publishing). 2010: The Art Book. 2010: The Workbook. 2012 - 2005: 9 (!) Daily Deviations Awards given by deviantArt. 2007: Best of the year. Phirebrush. 2007: Image of the month with "Hidden Place". Advanced Photoshop Magazine. 2007: Image of the month with "Marooned". GFX Artist. 2006: Monographic in Nosólomúsica (Telecinco TV Channel, Spain). 2006: Best of the year. Phirebrush.

Slava Fokk-Penetration
Paintings 2004-2015

Slava Fokk-Penetration Paintings 2004-2015
Slava Fokk's way of painting is distinguished by a “smart retrospection”- an exacting selection of painting techniques that allowed to create technologically perfect and plastically expressive works. Turning of Slava Fokk to origins of oil painting and to creative techniques of old Dutch manner of painting, was quite natural. Fokk has not been lost in the modern painting process which is often stunningly declarative, bringing a lot of anti-aesthetic destroying qualities and much intentional technological imperfections. Creatively interpreting a great heritage he developed his own recognizable complex of painting techniques which are justified in the painting and plastically expressive.

Theme:
The women are the central object. Monumentalism and plasticity of classical art in combination with Modern Art stylistics are still attractive for the artist. His work is distinguished by a good taste, without off-limit extremes from expressive brutality to digital technologies in a “Hyper-Realism”. Some flatness of general composite solution and a delicate scumbling design within a picture make a subtly shaded pictorial image which is especially good in woman’s portraits.

Artist:
Slava Fokk

Painter Slava Fokk belongs to a younger generation of South of Russian painters, who in twenty years created in a sense an aesthetic phenomenon outstanding against a background of Russian modern art-process. His works are distinguished by a refined aesthetic, and they do not succumb to the extremes of “Hyper-Realism”. He has a special talent to unite elements from the postmodern era with Russian symbolism in an aesthetic way. The geometric shapes create an Art Deco atmosphere, enhanced by the bright and contrast-rich color palette.

Biography

In 1997 he completed his training at Krasnodar Art School, also known as the Repin. Declared to be one of the brightest graduates of his class, Mr. Fokk graduated with high honors. Some years later the reflective Slava decided to move to Moscow. In his words, “I felt that the atmosphere where I was living was pressing on me. At some point, everyone needs to leave… to live somewhere else, far away. As a native of Krasnodar, I knew I would have to work to adapt to another city, another culture – and that it would be very useful.” The ancient Greeks said: “Only when you come back and realize that nothing has changed do you realize how much you yourself have changed.” In Moscow, where he became very productive, Slava was exposed to the “old” Russia, a combination of bourgeois and art. “The greatest challenge an artist faces is to adequately channel his first bursts of creative energy. It is necessary to constantly work at improving one’s skills in order to effectively tackle this challenge.” “I combine practically obsolete concepts with modern decorative themes. In the present body of work, I wanted to create a slightly nostalgic atmosphere.” His main focus is the art of the “northern revival.” He is attracted to the oil paintings of the Netherlands schools. These provide a soft light and shadow with a sometimes internal light that seems to envelop the subjects and figures.

Achievements

2007: first prize“Traditions and Time”, International Festival of Arts, “Zero” Moscow Gallery.

MALO

MALO
Malo's work is often full of unapologetic color and is a direct product of his expressed energy — there are no sketches or previous drawings. He works solely from in-the-moment energy and he transfers what he sees and feels on to the canvas. The urgency and pace he employs to materialize what he sees are very real (to him). The rawness of his work exemplifies how his realities were never picture-perfect as the images that he renders are not either.

Artist's Statement
" My art is rooted in the experience of becoming an immigrant - something I didn't want to imagine at 17 years as Bogotá was all I knew. Being forever between two cultures has shaped my views and molded the themes of my pieces. I consider myself 100% Latino - equally Colombian and American. Throughout my art practice, I enjoy illustrating 'snapshots' of a peripatetic lifestyle — that of my own, which was focused on the survival of the time (living undocumented) and of those I encountered along the way. Creating portraits of others who have defied the odds and/or were infamous or honorable in one lifetime often takes over my canvases. A community’s history and roots are other themes that I enjoy learning about and painting."

Artist:
MALO

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Nico Amortegui, or "MALO", has lived and worked in the Southeast since arriving to the United States in 1996. Since age 15, Nico has been active in the fields of photography, design, and visual arts. A product of a large, close-knit family, Nico grew up surrounded by artists, learning carpentry, photography, interior design, and painting. Throughout his 20s, he focused on photography, traveling throughout the US to shoot for various modeling agencies, as well as surf and skate magazines. MALO resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two daughters. He now focuses on painting and sculpting and woodworking with found objects. Mahlstedt Gallery is thrilled to be a part of his rapid rise to success. He has recently finished a public work soon to be installed in New Rochelle. He has also executed multiple public works in Washington D.C. and throughout North Carolina. He has had numerous exhibitions throughout the country, including shows in Atlanta, throughout North Carolina, and at Art Basel, Miami.

Exhibitions

Oct 2019 - Jan 2020: Small Works, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art; Charlotte NC; Charlotte, May - June 2019: We See Heaven Upside Down, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art; Charlotte NC, February - May 2019: Unity Through Art, Waterworks Visual Arts Center; Salisbury NC, July 2018: Unbound and Unleashed, Red dog Gallery; Winston-Salem NC, May 2018: Speakeasy at the Hart-Witzen Gallery; Charlotte NC, April 2018: Free for All exhibit, Hart-Witzen Gallery; Charlotte NC June 2017: Sensoria / We See Heaven Upside Down, CPCC Ross Gallery; Charlotte NC, May 2017: Solo Exhibit - Carrboro Arts Center; Carrboro NC, April 2017: Free for All, Group exhibit; Hart-Witzen Gallery, Charlotte NC; March. 2017: Mezcla, Latin American Group Show, Durham, NC March - June 2016: Unapologetic Negritude, Anacostia Community Arts Center; Washington DC, March 2016: Color Me Bad, Solo Show, Urban Grinders; Greensboro NC, March 2016: American Vices, Nonfiction Gallery; Savannah GA, Feb- Apr 2016: GMA's Biennial, Greenville Museum; Greenville NC, Feb-March 2016: Delurk Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC Jan 10, 2016: Hollywood Sound Recorders, Group show; Los Angeles CA, Jan 2016: Mint Museum, ArtSí Group Show; Charlotte NC, Jan 22 - April 9, 2016: People, Places and Exchanges, McColl Center for Art, Charlotte NC, Dec - Jan 2016: Holiday Bazar, Stone Malone Gallery; Los Angeles CA, Dec 3-8, 2015: Castelatto Group Show, Art Basel; Miami FL, Oct - Dec 2015: Fletcher Exhibit, Reece Museum; Johnson City TN, Sept 2015 - Oct 2016: NUEVOlution, Levine Museum of the New South; Charlotte NC,

Sept 2015: Scrapel Hill Art Contest, First Place Honor; Chapel Hill NC, May 2015: Concrete Canvas Mural Project, Winston-Salem NC, May 2015: 180' Solo Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston-Salem NC, April 2015: Noche Andina, Group Show, Greensboro NC, April 2015: Art Expo New York, Pier 94, Jan 2015: Poetic Energy, Howard County Gallery II; Elliot City MD, January 2015: Contemporary South, Juried Show by Chad Alligood - Visual Art Exchange; Raleigh NC,

Awards and Grants

Regional Artist Project Grant Recipient, Arts & Science Council; 2020 Community Supported Art Program Selected Artist 2020 First Place Honor, SouthEnd Arts, September 2019 Featured Artist Award, Con A de Arte, ArtSí; Charlotte, June 2019 Creative Renewal Fellowship Recipient, Arts & Science Council; Charlotte, April 2019 Contemporary South, 2nd Place Honor for Sculpture "El Músico" - juried by Chad Alligood. Visual Art Exchange; Raleigh NC, January 2015 Mint Museum ArtSí Future Artist Award, June 2013

Vincent Giarrano

Vincent Giarrano
Close your eyes just a second too long and the figures in Vincent Giarrano’s street scenes and interiors could easily walk away, disappearing into an unseen world lingering on the edge of the canvas. His paints hold them still, but their lives are ready to move forward. “My paintings are sort of fleeting, They don’t linger in one place for long, and only the paint keeps them there” the Connecticut-based painter says. “It’s a slice of life. They are people you might see for a split second while walking down the street. Your eye is drawn to them, and in a second they’re gone.” Through painterly depictions of urban street life, Giarrano captures moments in time – snapshots of everyday experiences. For Giarrano, beauty is found in the sincere and uncontrived and in “small, quiet moments (that) can speak volumes.”

Artist:
Vincent Giarrano

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

• The Butler Institute of American Art, National Midyear Show, June 26 – August 28, 2016 • The Butler Institute of American Art, National Midyear Show, July 19 – September 7, 2015 • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Contemporary Realism Biennial 2014, Sep. 20, 2014 – Nov. 30, 2014 • The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Outwin Boochever Competition, March 2013 – Feb. 2014 • The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, BP Portrait Award 2013, June 20 – Sept. 15, 2014 • Aberdeen Art Gallery, BP Portrait Award 2013, Nov. 2, 2013 – Feb. 1, 2014 • Wolverhampton Art Gallery, BP Portrait Award 2013, March 1, 2014 – June 14, 2014

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

• Gallery Henoch, NYC, New York City Women, June 15 – July 8 2017 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, City Life, August 5 – September 16 2016 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New Paintings, November 6 – December 5 2015 • Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN, Life in the City, April 24 – May 5 2015 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New York City, August 15 – September 14 2014 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New Paintings, Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2013 • Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN, Truth and Beauty, April 12 – May 18 2013 • Behnke Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT, Passages, May 17 – June 23 2013 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New Paintings, August 16 – September 30 2012 • Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, One-man Show, March 25 – April 6, 2012 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, NYC Street Scenes, May 13 – June 19, 2011 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New York Scenes, May 7 – June 13, 2010 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New York Soho Paintings, Dec 11 – Jan 31, 2009

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Spring into Art, March 10 – April 1, 2017 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Still Life Invitational, April 7 – May 13, 2017 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Spring into Art, March 11 – April 2, 2016 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Annual Holiday Show, Dec. 10 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016 • Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, The Renaissance of Realism, Nov. 13 – Dec. 5 2015 • Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, The City, Oct. 5 – Oct. 26 2013 • Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, Artists for the New Century, June 9 – July 15 2012 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Along the Shore, July 19 – August 12, 2012 • Behnke-Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT, Bare Essentials, August 11 – September 18, 2011 • Tree’s Place, Orleans, Ma, Summer Salon, July 30, 2011 • Enid Lawson Gallery, London, United Kingdom, January 2011 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Holiday Exhibition, Dec 9, 2010 • Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Florida, December 2010 • Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, The Great American Figurative Show, November 20, 2010 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, NYC Viewpoints and CT Scenes, Dec 11 – Jan 31, 2010 • Behnke Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT, American Luminosity, Aug 6 – Sep 19, 2010 • The Forbes Galleries in NYC, A Contemporary View of Women Reading, February 10, 2010 • Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, Figurative Exhibition, November 22, 2008 • Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, Introducing, October 25, 2008 • Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, Local Landscape Show, September, 2008 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Along the Shore, Jul 11 – Aug 10, 2008 • Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Three Takes on Realism, Jul 11 – Aug 10, 2008 • Salmagundi Club, Non-members Exhibit, NY, 2007 • Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Salon International 2007 • Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Salon International 2006 • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition, Mystic, CT, 2006

AWARDS, HONORS AND COMPETITIONS

• The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, 2015, honorable mention in portrait/figure • America China Oil Painting Artists League Competition, Finalist 2011 • The Artist’s Magazine 27th Annual Competition, 2010 Second place in Wildlife, Spring Robin Honorable mention in Landscape, Japanese Girls • Washington Art Association, Members Show 2009, Honorable Mention • The Artist’s Magazine 25th Annual Competition, 2008, finalist in Landscape & Still Life • Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT, Faces of Winter 2008, Daniel Greene-Judge • The Artist’s Magazine Competition, 2007 • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2007 • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2006 • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2005

Stanko Abadzic
Photography

Stanko Abadzic Photography
Abadzic was born in Vukovar, Croatia in 1952. His father, recognizing Stanko's suspectibility to the old world charm of this city on the Danube, presented him with a Russian camera on his 15th birthday. Abadzic taught himself the technical basics while refining his vision by attending exhibitions, studying photography books and watching television and films. He joined a photo club, exhibited his early work, and earned money taking pictures of weddins and soccer clubs. Abadzic subsequently joined the staff of the newspaper Vjesnik as a photojournalist, married and started a family. This trnquil existence, however, wa brutally interrupted by the outbreak of Croatia's war of independence in 1991. The dark years of physical and creative displacement ended when Abadzic moved to Prague on a sunny August day in 1995. The warmth of the sun symbolized for Abadzic the city's positive energy. Feeling a sense of rebirth, he began exploring Prague with his medium-format camera, leaving behind the photojournalist and discovering the artist within. The enigmatic beauty of Prague's ancient streets and cul-de-sacs also helped deepen t he sense of misterioso that inhabits so many of Abadzic's images. The furtive pose and voyeuristic overtones of "Curiosity, Prague" transforms a commonplace scene into a Cocteau-like meditation on unconscious urges. Abadzic's head, heart and spirit had achieved perfect alignment through his photography.

Artist Statement
I slowly peeked behind the curtain, entered old backyars overgrown with Ivy where time had stopped, "he says. "I met people who remained original and authentic, people in no hurry, people who refused to take part in the extremes of globalization. The more I unveiled Prague, the more I began to experience photography as an art form. The sensation was intense, like a volcanic eruption. "The mass media bombard us with images of blood and tears, " he states." It's high time we showed interest in beauty and aesthetics, not just in wars and catastrophes. I still believe photography can touch people emotionaly. I believe a photograph can be a testimony and a document of its time, and that it can inspire us to talk to each other and make a better world."

Artist:
Stanko Abadžić

Biography

Abadzic was born in Vukovar, Croatia in 1952. His father, recognizing Stanko's susceptibility to the old world charm of this city on the Danube, presented him with a Russian camera on his 15th birthday. Abadzic taught himself the technical basics while refining his vision by attending exhibitions, studying photography books and watching television and films. He joined a photo club, exhibited his early work, and earned money taking pictures of weddings and soccer clubs. Abadzic subsequently joined the staff of the newspaper Vjesnik as a photojournalist, married and started a family. This tranquil existence, however, was brutally interrupted by the outbreak of Croatia's war of independence in 1991. The dark years of physical and creative displacement ended when Abadzic moved to Prague on a sunny August day in 1995. The warmth of the sun symbolized for Abadzic the city's positive energy. Feeling a sense of rebirth, he began exploring Prague with his medium-format camera, leaving behind the photojournalist and discovering the artist within. Abadzic moved back to his homeland in 2002, settling in the capital city of Zagreb, but retained his Czech residence permit and returns periodically to Prague. He also photographs extensively on the Croatian island of Krk, site of images such as "Brothers, Baska," which eloquently reference our shared humanity. Abadzic continues to create work that registers a positive outlook despite the difficulties of his past and increasing cynicism currently in fashion.

Exhibitions

2018: Gliptoteka Zagreb - Selection Month of Photography Belgrade Gallery Bartselona - Nudes 2016: City Museum Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine - Prague 2015: Photofolies, Rieupeyroux, France - Nude Museum of Photography Istanbul - Selection Gallery Barcelona Belgrade - Nudes AQ Galerija Celje, Slovenia - Nudes Laupheimer Fototage, Laupheim - Streetphotography The Photographer’s Gallery Istanbul - Street Photographs 2014: Museum of Photography Marmaris, Turkey - Prague Gallery Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia - Prague Gallery Kameraseura, Helsinki - Zagreb Depo Gallery, Istanbul - Istanbul (with T.Onan) Gallery Lauba, Zagreb,Croatia - Nudes 2013: Museum Bjelovar - Prague Gallery Matica Hrvatska - Istanbul Gallery Lauba – Paris 2012: Galerija "Buzancic", Zagreb - "Scent of a woman" Museum For Arts And Crafts, Zagreb - "Zagreb, sketches for the portrait of the city" 2011: Museum of Sculpture, St.Petersburg - "Adriatic Rotues" Galerija "Spot" , Zagreb - "Adriatic Routes" Gallery "Photon" Lubljana, Slovenia - "Scent of a Woman" Gallery Verve, Santa Fe, New Mexico - Stanko Abadzic - "New photographs" Gallery "Bacva", HDLU, Zagreb - "Berlin, sketches for the portrait of the city" 2010: Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, USA - "Stanko Abadzic, photographs" Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, "Paris - sketches for the portrait of the city" Drzavni arhiv Rijeka, Croatia - "Parisiene infinities" Siscia Obscura, Sisak, Croatia - Pariz - "sketches for the portrait of the city" Gallery "Camera" Helsinki - "Adriatic Routes" 2009: Galerija Lang, Samobor - "Aktovi" Gallery Siscia Obsura,Sisak - "Aktovi" (Nudes) Gallery Ministry of Beauty,Zagreb - "Aktovi" (Nudes) 2008: The Aipad Photography Show, New York - "Stanko Abadzic: Photographs" B+B Gallery, Bielsko-Biala, Poland - "Out of the Shadow" Museum Mimara, Zagreb - "100 Photographs" Gallery Placem, Tokyo - "Photography from Croatia" Artget Gallery, Belgrade - "Prag - Skice za portret grada" 2007: The Aipad Photo Show Miami - "Stanko Abadzic: P

Books

http://sabadzic.net.amis.hr/books.html

Watercolor art by Ramesh Jhawar

Watercolor art by Ramesh Jhawar
Ramesh’s paintings are mostly depictions of everyday life combined with the element of strong light and shadows. He plays with light and shades depicting everyday life look dreamy and surreal. Being a self-taught artist has helped him evolve an individual style rather than fetter him into one school of painting. There is never a dearth of subjects for him as he is constantly inspired by one thing or the other. His experiences have enriched him, not only as a person but also as an artist. He wants his art to speak for itself rather than give an explanation for it, obviously, that is the best way to judge art.

Artist:
Ramesh Jhawar

Ramesh Jhawar is a watercolorist from the rich, vibrant land of India. A realistic artist, he plays with light and shades depicting everyday life look dreamy and surreal. Being a self-taught artist has helped him evolve an individual style rather than fetter him into one school of painting. There is never a dearth of subjects for him as he is constantly inspired by one thing or the other. His experiences have enriched him, not only as a person but also as an artist. He wants his art to speak for itself rather than give an explanation for it, obviously, that is the best way to judge art. Ramesh has participated in several national and international exhibitions and has received awards and honorable mentions for his watercolor paintings.

Exhibitions

2015 World Watercolour Triennale, Seoul, South Korea 2015 ‘Fabriano in acquarello’, Fabriano, Italy 2015 ‘CASTRA 2015’ International Watercolor Biennial, Slovenia 2015 International Watercolor Elite Exhibition, Taiwan 2014 World Watermedia Exposition, Bangkok, Thailand 2014 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore 2014 China Qingdao International Watercolour Biennial, China 2013 La estacion de neguri art gallery, Neguri, Spain 2013 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2012 “Aquarelles d’Inde”, Entre Lac et Lumiere galerie, Begnins, Switzerland 2012 Online solo show on ‘The Tree Of Life.com’ 2012 Art Perspective Gallery, New Delhi 2012 Online show on Indianartcollectors.com 2012 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition, China 2012 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore 2011 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore 2010 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore 2010 Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai 2010 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore 2009 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore 2009 India Art Gallery, Pune 2008 South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur 2007 India art Gallery, Pune

Achievements:

2014: Outstanding Watercolor Award in Boldbrush painting competition organized by FASO, USA 2013: Best entry award in All India Art Exhibition organized by Camel Art Foundation 2012: Best Watercolor Painting Award in All India Painting Competition, Pune 2012: Outstanding Watercolor Award in Boldbrush painting competition organized by FASO, USA

Erin Hanson

Erin Hanson
After graduating from college, Hanson entered the art trade as a professional, inspired by landscapes and vantage points only beheld by the most adventurous. Rock climbing among the brilliantly colored cliffs of Nevada and Utah, watching the seasons and the light change daily across the desert, provided endless inspiration for her work. In these beautiful surroundings, Hanson decided firmly to dedicate herself to creating one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since and has for the past decade been developing a unique, minimalist technique of placing impasto paint strokes without layering, which has become known as “Open-Impressionism.” As other artists began emulating her painting techniques, Hanson was credited as the pioneer and originator of this contemporary style. Through the years, Hanson has continued to use the outdoors to inspire a huge collection of work. She visits the Colorado plateau every year, backpacking and hiking through areas such as Zion National Park, Canyon de Chelly, and Monument Valley. Other favorite haunts include Paso Robles, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Anza-Borrego desert. Erin Hanson transforms these landscapes into abstract mosaics of color and texture, her impasto application of paint lending a sculptural effect to her art. Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to Western landscapes.

Artist:
Erin Hanson

Hanging precariously and horizontally from red sandstone, hundreds of feet above the ground, may not seem like it would inspire the creation of beautiful oil paintings, but that is exactly what happened with Erin Hanson. After a lifetime of experimenting in different styles and mediums, it wasn’t until Hanson began rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon that her painting style was consolidated by a single inspiration and force of nature. Erin Hanson began painting as a young girl, voraciously learning oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, and life drawing from accomplished art instructors. She began commissioning paintings at age ten, and by age twelve, she was employed after school by a mural studio, learning the techniques of acrylics on the grand scale of forty-foot canvases. Two years later, a high school scholarship took her to Otis College of Art, where she immersed herself in figure drawing. Graduating high school at age sixteen and once again demonstrating that she was a child prodigy, Hanson next attended UC Berkeley, excelling further in her studies and creative development and attaining a degree in Bioengineering.

Education

Otis College of Art and Design. Special scholarship program. 1996 Delphi Academy, La Canada, CA. High School Diploma. 1998 University of California, Berkeley. Dean's List. Bachelor of Science. 2003

Exhibitions

2021: ERIN HANSON: COLORS OF CALIFORNIA. Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA. 2018: IMPRESSIONS OF BIG BEND COUNTY. Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX. 2018: CALIFORNIA ART CLUB'S 107TH ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL EXHIBITION. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, CA. 2017: IMPRESSIONS OF ZION. Zion Art Museum, Springdale, UT. 2016: ERIN HANSON’S PAINTED PARKS. Solo exhibition St. George Art Museum. A FEELING OF HUMANITY: WESTERN ART FROM THE KEN RATNER COLLECTION. Mattatuck Museum, 2014. Rockwell Museum of Western Art, 2015. Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, 2015. Museum of the Big Bend, 2016. 2014: LA SALLE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, Philadelphia, PA. Permanent collection. MATTATUCK MUSEUM, Waterbury, CT. Permanent collection. 2014: BONE CREEK MUSEUM OF AGRARIAN ART, David City, NE. Permanent collection. 2013: ST GEORGE ART MUSEUM, St. George, UT. Permanent collection.

Exhibition and Awards

2016 - 2019: COWGIRL UP! Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ. Awards: 1st Place 2-D on Canvas 2018 and Best in Show 2019. 2016 - 2017: THE MOUNTAIN OYSTER CLUB ART SHOW. Tuscon, AZ. THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY FESTIVAL. The Woodlands, TX. Awards: Best in Show, Featured Artist for 2017 and Poster Artist for 2018. 2016: ART SAN DIEGO. San Diego, CA. Awards: Spotlight Artist, Best New Exhibitor. 2016 - 2017: LA QUINTA ARTS FESTIVAL. Juror for painting category. 2015: THE ERIN HANSON ART & WINE TOUR. Paso Robles, CA. ART IN EMBASSIES. U.S. Department of State. 2015 and 2018 SAATCHI ART. Awards: The Year in Review: Best of 2015. WOODLANDS WATERWAY ART FESTIVAL. Houston, TX. Awards: Best in Show for 2015. INDIAN WELLS ART FESTIVAL. Indian Wells, CA. Awards: Poster Artist for 2015. HERMOSA BEACH ARTWALK. Hermosa Beach, CA. Poster Artist for 2015. THE MOUNTAIN OYSTER CLUB ART SHOW. Tuscon, AZ. 2014 WORLDWIDE ART LOS ANGELES, Artavita Contest 1st Place Winner. Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Despina Tunberg. 2014 ERIN HANSON: BORREGO IN COLOR. Tumbleweed Art Gallery, Borrego Springs, CA. Curated by Glenda Garmon. 2014 PASOSCAPES: OILS BY ERIN HANSON. Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, CA. Curated by Sasha Irving. 2013 EARTH, SKY, WATER. Arts at Denver, Denver. Curated by Paula Colette. 2013 LA JOLLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. Awards: 1st Place Painting. 2013 BORREGO ART INSTITUTE. Borrego Springs, CA. Curated by Barbara Nickerson. 2013 ART IN THE PARK. Boulder City, NV. 1st Place Painting. Juried by Boulder City Hospital Foundation. 2012 ERIN HANSON: COLORS OF PASO, SOLO SHOW. Paso Robles, CA. Curated by Sasha Irving. 2012 BOULDER CITY FINE ART FESTIVAL. 1st Place Fine Art. Juried by Boulder City Art Guild. 2012 NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS' SOCIETY Awards: Best of America 2012 2012: CA 101 EXHIBITION, 2012, Redondo Beach, CA. Curated by Sandra Liljenwall. 2012: ICONS OF THE WEST 2012. Missoula, MT. Curated by Dana Gallery. 2012: DESERT

Alex Krull

Alex Krull
The artist Alex Krull paints water. The continuum of her pictorial composition is the contrast between the strict geometry of swimming pools and the organically flowing movement of the water distorting all shapes, straight lines and angles into playful figures, creating a unique complex aesthetic that is not reproducible in reality. Painting however does not have these limitations which is why Alex Krull’s artwork managest o capture these fleeting moments. Fundamental pictoral elements are the random forms, almost ornamental, that are familiar, yet rarely truly perceived. Alex Krulls zeroes is on precisely these multifaceted instances in her paintings, but without wanting to point anything out. She leaves room for one’s own interpretation while distancing herself from any explanantions. "My work has no deeper meaning, I am only concerned with aesthetics. That may appear to be superficial and is intended to be just that.“ Seeing, observing, immersing oneself. That is precisely what it’s all about.

Artist:
Alex Krull

Alex Krull, Jahrgang 1970 Studium der Kommunikationswissenschaft, Psychologie & Kunstwissenschaft, Essen Studium Freie Malerei (SGD), Darmstadt Unterricht an der Freien Kunstschule Köln Privatunterricht bei div. Künstlern (u.a. Christine Reinckens – Kassel, Michael Fieseler – Kassel, Peter Handel – Alpen, Kreis Wesel) Autorin für Kreativ-Magazine Dozentin für Ölmalerei (Farbenlaube / Gerstaecker – A-Dornbirn, Akademie für bildende Kunst in NRW – Düren, Malschule Heinen – Kerpen, u.a.) Gewinnerin des Kunstwettbewerbs „Wasserwelten", artist window Nr. 47, Nov. 2015 Teilnehmerin der Wunsiedler Wasserspiele 2018 (Wettbewerb) Ankauf / Beauftragung durch öff. Einrichtungen (z.B. Carolus Thermen, Bad Aachen) Verkauf ausgewählter Originale und exklusiver Drucke über ars mundi und Kunsthaus ARTES regelmäßige Ausstellungen im In- und Ausland Mitglied beim BBK Düsseldorf Galeriekooperationen und -vertretungen

Ausstellungen

2019 BBK Düsseldorf, Januar / Februar 2019 (GA), 40223 Düsseldorf Alex Krull (Heil) bei den Sylter Kunstfreunden, März 2019 (EA), 25980 Westerland / Sylt Alex Krull (Heil) bei 30works GmbH, Juni / Juli 2019 (EA), 50667 Köln 2018 16. Kunstmeile Rodenkirchen (GA), April 2018, 50996 Köln Huntenkunst (GA), Mai 2018, NL - 7071 MB Ulft NordArt 2018 (GA) INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, Juni – Okt. 2018, 24782 Büdelsdorf Wunsiedler Wasserspiele (GA), Juni - September 2018, 95632 Wunsiedel „Waterworld“ (GA), August 2018, Kunsthaus 40878 Ratingen Artconnection Aachen (GA), Oktober 2018, 52062 Aachen Artconnection Köln (GA), Oktober 2018, 50667 Aachen Cheap Art Bonn (GA), November 2018, 53119 Bonn 2017 Artconnection Münster (GA), Dezember 2017, 48167 Münster Art'pu:l Pulheim (GA), Juli 2017, 50259 Pulheim Art'pu:l Eupen (GA), Juni 2017, B-4700 Eupen Artconnection Aachen (GA), April 2017, 52062 Aachen 2016 Gemeinschaftsausstellung Alex Heil, Guido Guitarri und Olekseii Gniesyshev Oktober 2016 - Januar 2017, Galerie Timeless Art, 50670 Köln „Faszination Realismus“ (EA), März 2016, Medio.Rhein.Erft, 50126 Bergheim

Alex Chernigin - About Painting:

Alex Chernigin - About Painting:
The painting is a journey through the thin line between shadow and light, the visible and the hidden, sublime and frivolous, logical and irrational. This passionate desire to tell something, but with dumb means. Plato insisted on the silence of the artist. The peculiarity of the painting lies in this double condition: the desire to express and resolve to remain silent. Therefore, the painting begins to fulfill its communicative function when the language capabilities are exhausted and reach the limit: it is like a compressed spring ready to break through the muteness, encouraging to the knowledge of the ineffable. The suddenness with which, without any effort on our part, the picture appears before our eyes, paradoxically, makes the art the most secretive of all the arts. The ease with which we perceive the painting makes assume that anything from us is not required. The painting contains essential contradiction between the obvious - the image and the hidden sanctuary - its meaning. We should not expect from a painting a spontaneous discovery of its purpose. The charm of the painting is for us in an eternal, enigmatic and ambiguous hieroglyph. In the story of Borges’ “The garden of branching trails” there is a phrase: “What a word is not used in a puzzle?”- “Solution” Revelation is a mystery, a paradox. It is always bordered with something incomprehensible. A paradox in translation from Greek means lying beyond knowledge. “The broader our knowledge, the more is the border with the unbeknown”, as Zenon said. The language of art is an image, and not the direct statement, but it is impossible to write an explanatory note or put it to each painting of the art historian. Picking out a fragment of reality, the artist forms it in a strictly defined framework, but in such away that a snatched piece acts like an explosion, swinging open the window to a much more extensive reality.

The female figure
"The female figure for the painter is the space, the infinite variety of variations and nuances both in plastic, proportions and in the search for new readings of the same model. This is not just a frozen form, but a bundle of energy, emotions and feelings. It pulsates life, it moves and breathes. The very structure of the skin interacts miraculously with light, giving the surface of body a special color depth. Like Gumilev: “And under her satin the blood poisoning skin runs..." My paintings are often attributed to the genre of erotica, for me this erotic subtext is of course interesting, but not primary in the painting. For me it is more interesting when it appears in the course of work, and I do not is the original, or, even worse, the only task. Each new work is is a new story. It happens that the work is written in one day, it happens that it is born for years. I love it when the work is immediate, but it is rare, it is often simply not feasible technically. But we consider only the process of painting, but there is also a “submarine” part- this is a development of the concept, finding the composition sketches, essays. The picture is not born suddenly, it is always the formation of life, the idea appears as a slight breeze, as the twenty-fifth frame, flashed and stuck somewhere deep down. Until some time it does not have an effect until the random association does not impose on it, causing a completely new interpretation. Then it begins to spin like a wheel, acquiring all new images and gradually developing into the inner picture, which is already bursting through, it is haunted. And the fun begins ..."

Artist:
Alex Chernigin

Russian painter Alex Chernigin – talented artist and designer. Creativity of Alexander is extremely interesting. An extraordinary technique of painting, modern outlook on life, the play of light and color, impressive compositions, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful still life – characteristic features of the artist’s paintings. Born in 1975 in Nizhny Novgorod into a family of well-known Russian artist Chernigin, Alex grew up in a creative atmosphere. He studied painting and graphic design in the Nizhny Novgorod Art School (1990-1994). Then, graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Architecture and Construction University with a degree in “Industrial Design” in 2000. Alex Chernigin engaged in painting, graphics, interior design, and photography. In 1998 – he became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Regular participant of personal, regional, national and international exhibitions, his works are in private and museum collections in Russia and abroad.

The main thing for the artist is to learn in a special way, in his own way to react to what surrounds him. Because people do not often see anything around them. Rather, they see, but do not feel with the eyes. Yes, we assess the situation, read the information, and always in a hurry, seeing the world as a clip, a kaleidoscope of colorful frames. And that's only slowing down the frantic rhythm, dissolving in the sense of the present moment, you can try to begin to see differently. At the same time you forget about yourself, or rather, you begin to feel through the surroundings. It is necessary to enter into resonance with others, to feel it throbbing inside. This condition is perfectly described by Brodsky, in his essay about Venice: “The eye in this city acquires independence, like a tear. It is not separated from the body, but all his subordinates itself. A little time, and the body is already considers itelf the only vehicle of eye, some submarine for its wide-open periscope. Sometimes this acclimatization takes a long time, but when there is a short circuit, you are immersed in a magical state of thick, viscous enjoying fullness of life.”

Biography

Born in 1975 in Nizhny Novgorod in the family of famous Russian artist Alexander Chernigin. From 1990 to 1994 studied painting and graphic design at Nizhny Novgorod School of Arts. Educated at Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Since 1998 the member of Russia artists' union. Since 2001 the faculty member of “Institute of Humanities and Arts” which is the part of “Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering”” at “interior design” department. Engaged in painting, drawing, interior design, photography. Regular participant of personal, regional, all-Russian and international expositions. Works are in private and galleries’ collections of Russia and abroad.

Exhibitions:

November 2016: "ART-RUSSIA 2016" International Contemporary Art Fair, Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia March 2016: Academy of Painting Zhongshan, Harbin, China October 2015: INTERNATIONAL SALON OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Exposition center "Acropolis" Nice, France March 2015: Art3f International Contemporary Art Fair, Exposition center of Metz , France Jan 2015: "Gasparini Art Gallery ", Geneva lake Region, Switzerland October 2014: ART&SHOCK GALLERY, Moscow-sity, Moscow, Russia June 2014: THE GOOD ART COMPANY, Fridericksburg, Texas, USA Apryl 2014: NEW MASTERS GALLERY, Carmel, California, USA

Brienne M Brown - Bringing the Everyday to Life

Brienne M Brown - Bringing the Everyday to Life
Much to her mother’s indignation, Brienne owned little clothing that was not covered in paint. From a very young age, Brienne showed talent in art and music, but wanted to pursue a career in the sciences. She started her education at the University of Utah as a double major (Art and Chemistry), eventually receiving a BS in Chemistry and finishing with a Master’s degree in 2004. After graduation, Brienne worked in a Toxicology lab. Though she painted some by taking an occasional class, as the years wore on, she realized she wanted more art in her life than a career in science would allow. She was surprised and delighted to find great fulfillment in painting. In fact, it became a necessity. After leaving her job as a toxicologist to raise her first child in 2008, Brienne had the opportunity to paint more consistently. Prioritizing painting and taking workshops from artists she admired paid off. Soon she was not only exhibiting and entering shows regularly, but also winning awards. Brienne holds signature membership status for the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and Utah Watercolor Society. Her work has been published in Splash 17 Best of Watercolor: Inspired Subjects, PleinAir Magazine, and Watercolor Artist Magazine. Brienne’s passion is watercolor and plein air painting. She has won several top awards in many plein air competitions. “I find beauty in everyday life, the so called ‘mundane’. Ordinary people going about their everyday lives inspire me. I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was, of the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met. As I try and capture the essence of a scene, my paintings are always more about a moment in time than about a particular location. I enjoy sharing how I see the world.”

Artist:
Brienne M Brown

Education

From a very young age, Brienne showed talent in art and music, but wanted to pursue a career in the sciences. She started her education at the University of Utah as a double major (Art and Chemistry), eventually receiving a BS in Chemistry and finishing with a Master’s degree in 2004. After graduation, Brienne worked in a Toxicology lab. Though she painted some by taking an occasional class, as the years wore on, she realized she wanted more art in her life than a career in science would allow. She was surprised and delighted to find great fulfillment in painting. In fact, it became a necessity. After leaving her job as a toxicologist to raise her first child in 2008, Brienne had the opportunity to paint more consistently. Prioritizing painting and taking workshops from artists she admired paid off. Soon she was not only exhibiting and entering shows regularly, but also winning awards. Brienne holds a signature membership for the Utah Watercolor Society and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Brienne’s most recent love is painting en plein air, which has also enhanced her studio work. She has won several top awards in many plein air competitions. “I find beauty in everyday life, the so called ‘mundane’. Ordinary people going about their everyday lives inspire me. I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was, of the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met. As I try and capture the essence of a scene, my paintings are always more about a moment in time than about a particular location. I enjoy sharing how I see the world.”

Select Exhibitions and Awards

- 2017 Solomon's Plein Air Festival: Honorable Mention for "Capt. Brandon Awaits" - 2017 Outstanding Watercolor in the September Bold Brush Online Competition: "On the Boardwalk" - 2016 Outstanding Watercolor in the October Bold Brush Online Competition: "First Flight Out" - 2016 Solomon's Plein Air Festival: PleinAir Magazine award for "My Seventh Heaven" - 2016 Easels in Frederick Plein Air Competition: 2nd Place Award for "Antiques Bridge" - 2016 Wayne Plein Air Festival: Honorable Mention for "Manayunk Morning" - 2016 PWS 37th International Exhibition: 4th Place Award for "Morning Stroll to the Patch" - 2015 Outstanding Watercolor in the November Bold Brush Online Competition: "Morning Stroll to the Patch" - 2015 Easels in Frederick Best Landscape or Town Outside Frederick City Award: "Sharing Memories" - 2015 Camp Hill Plein Air Festival Purchase Award: "Looking Down on River Street" - 2015 Splash 17: Inspirational Subjects for "Discussing Grandpa's House" - 2015 Georgia Watercolor Society International: 10th Award for "Ridge Street" - 2014 Oct/Nov "Best Watercolor" in Plein Air Salon: "Back of Chick's Cafe" - 2014 Outstanding Watercolor in the Sept Bold Brush Online Competition: "Back of Chick's Cafe" - 2014 UWS Fall Member Exhibition (Utah): Award of Merit for "NYC Streets" - 2014 PWS 35th Juried Exhibition (Harrisburg, PA): Merchandise Award for "Tagged" - 2014 Lewsiburg Arts Festival (Pennsylvania): Best of Show for "Discussing Grandpa's House" - 2014 WFWS 39th Annual Juried Exhibition (Arizona) - 2014 UWS Spring Open Juried Exhibition (Utah): Award of Merit for "Evening Stroll" - 2013 UWS Fall Member Exhibition (Utah): Award of Excellence for "Morning Chores" - 2013 Finalist in the June Bold Brush Painting Online Competition: "Discussing Grandpa's House" - 2013 PWS 34th Juried Exhibition (Warren, PA): Honorable Mention for "On the Foothills"

- 2013 UWS Spring Open Juried Exhibition (Utah): Juror's Award for "Mount Olympus" - 2013 PWS Online Member Competition: Honorable Mention for "Downtown Salt Lake" - 2013 AWS 145th Juried Exhibition (New York, New York) - 2012 UWS Fall Member Exhibition (Utah): Best of Show for "Downtown Salt Lake" - 2012 Wastach Plein Air Paradise Competition, Midway Paint Out (Midway, UT): Third Place for "Breakfast at Cafe Galleria" - 2012 Wasatch Plein Air Paradise Competition, Heber Paint Out (Midway, UT): First Place Purchase Award for "Cleofa's Wash" - 2012 Logan's Summerfest Plein Air Competition (Logan, UT): First Place for "He Painted as Far as He Could Reach" - 2012 Ogden 's Art Festival Quick Draw Plein Air Competition (Ogden, UT): First Place for "Ogden's 25th Street" - 2012 Ogden Plein Air Festivel (Ogden, UT): Purchse Award for "22nd Street Trail" - Plein Air Moab '11 Competition (Moab, Utah): First Place Purcahse Award in Watercolor for "Fields of Moab" - 2011 UWS Fall Memeber Exhibition (Utah): Award of Merit for "Jermyn, PA" - 2011 Spring City Plein Air Competition (Spring City, Utah): Award of Merit for "Farmer Gene's Chickens" - 2011 Wasatch Plein Air Paradise Competition (Midway, Utah): 2nd Place for "A Man and His Dog" and 4th Place for "Farmer Tom"

Publications

- Palette Magazine - Plein Air Magazine, Oct/ Nov 2015 Issue, "Plein Air Watercolors: Mixed Grays & Bold Brushstrokes", pg. 60-64. - Southwest Art Magazine, Jan 2019, "Introductions: Brienne M Brown", pg. 68-69.

ISLANDS  - Antoine Renault

ISLANDS - Antoine Renault
Antoine Renault's painting suspends time, catches the instant, the souvenir. Not in a nostalgic way, but to dip or dive in. Renault focusses on slow-motion atmosphere, time still on the beach, with a soft sensuality floating. His work constantly plays with the borders of realism. Yet, get closer to the canvas and visible brushstrokes push the reality back, offering space for emotions and echo.

Artist's Statement
" Summer and ocean side atmosphere has always been in my inspiration. Sunny days and short nights, dune smells, slow time on the beach, … To paint this, for me, is like sharing feelings of freedom and happiness because this is just where I feel the best. I have not spent one year of my life without sailing in this bay. And actually all the key moments of my life happened on the ocean side, if not on the beach. After some years working with oil and pastel, I moved to watercolor and eventually to acrylic. I simplified my palette at most, using exclusively the same 4 colors. Light, water, feelings, and some subtle sexiness are what I want in my paintings."

Artist:
Antoine Renault

Born in Nantes in 1963, Antoine Renault is a self-taught painter. His series « Ocean Paintings » brings him international recognition in 2012. Antoine lives between Noirmoutier and Amsterdam since 2014. Between canals and seashores. Antoine went to painting from photography he improved in the 80’s in New York, Keith Haring SoHo, and Edward Hopper Long Island. Back to France, husband, and father of 3, he catches a brush for the first time from his grandmother who discovered the fun of painting at the age of 70. She is the one who initiated him, allowing him to enter this very intimate bubble. Her work was a testimonial of her little pleasures, pictures of her world, while he tried to catch the dune, sunsets and the warm blues of a summer at his dear island of Noirmoutier. It’s in Barcelona, close to Sorolla’s shores for some years, that a passion for light and water develops. Reflections and transparencies become his favorite themes. « Light is my real motivation. Water is my favorite catalyst. Both are the guiding threads of my inspiration ». From then, his work becomes flow, movement, ripple…

Education

Self-taught

Christian Coigny
Photographs

Christian Coigny Photographs
Christian Coigny has for the past 30 years developed a career in traditional black and white photography in parallel to his work in publicity and fashion. He works primarily with film and silver gelatin prints. There is no retouching in his work. Beyond the countless advertising campaigns to date (Bon Genie Grieder, Chopard, Hermès, Hublot, etc.), Coigny has more notably been commissioned by Vitra to portray 130 celebrities, from Charles Bukowski to Audrey Hepburn via Allan Ginsberg, Davids Hockney or Dizzy Gillepsie. His artistic practice has already been the focus of no less than six publications and his photographs are to be found in the most prestigious private collections, as well as in museums worldwide. The museum of Lausanne hosted a large retrospective exhibition, featuring 70 of his photographs.

Themes
Men & women Women outdoors Portraits Still life Landscape Reportage Vitra personalities His subjects are immersed in a silent environment carried by a sober yet intelligent composition; Volumes and natural light interact to commend the human body with timeless sensuality. Bon Génie Grieder Commercial

Artist's Statement
"I have always used film. I like the darkroom, the physical contact with my work. I like to know that people see a photo that has not been altered in any way, showing exactly what I saw, despite the fact that it is in black and white and not in color. These are the reasons why I use film and I will continue to do so until the end. " Christian Coigny

Artist:
Christian Coigny

Based near Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, Christian Coigny has for the past 30 years developed a career in traditional black and white photography in parallel to his work in publicity and fashion. He works primarily with film and silver gelatin prints. There is no retouching in his work. His work is anchored in a classical education and strongly influenced by American painters such as Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe or Andrew Wyeth, that he discovered during his 5-year stay in San Francisco. Very rapidly important brands called upon him to transpose his personal mark into their advertising campaigns. The poster advertising campaign for the department store Bon Genie Grieder, between 1975 and 1985 marked his return from the United States. His book of portraits of local artists earned him the Vitra «Celebrities» Campaign. Other photographic projects include work for clients such as Hermès, Krug champagnes, Ferretti yachts and Hublot watches, and for many years he has participated in the creation of catalogues and of publicity campaigns for Chopard jewelers of Geneva. He now devotes most of his time to his personal work whilst exhibiting at various galleries and museums in Europe.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 The Photogallery, Norrvikens Trädgårdar, Sweden 2017 Argentiques, Gallery by Event Particulier, Bruxelles, Belgium 2017 Argentiques, Gallery by Event Particulier, Tournai, Belgium 2015 Christian Coigny, photographies, Musée historique de Lausanne, Switzerland 2015 Le corps à nu, Young Gallery , Bruxelles, Belgium 2015 Paris Photo, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France 2013 On Grace, Paolo Morello Studio Gallery, Palermo, Italy 2005 Galerie Krisal, Carouge, Switzerland 2001 All seated for Vitra, Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris, France 1996 Personalities, Museum of Design, Thessaloniki, Greece 1993 State of siege, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland 1991 Book Fair, Geneva, Switzerland 1983 Vaudois from here and elsewhere, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland 1982 Portfolio Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland 1979 Precious photos, Portfolio Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions

2016 Maison de la photographie, Lille, France 2015 Timeless, The Photogallery, Gothenburg, Sweden 2013 Le nu, Espace Cyril Kobler, Chêne-Bourg, Switzerland 2004 Paris Photo, Galerie Krisal, Paris, France 2002 Images in the city, Swiss Museum from the camera, Vevey, Switzerland 1995 Like in a mirror. The portrait in the collection of the Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland 1991 International Book and Press Fair, Geneva, Switzerland 1988 The large Polaroïd room, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland 1988 Splendours and miseries of the body, International Triennial of Photography, Friborg, Switzerland 1982 Three nude photographers, Center d'Art Visuel, Geneva, Switzerland 1981 Third International Triennial of Photography, Museum of Art and History, Friborg, Switzerland

Publications

Christian Coigny Editions Ides et Calendes, 2014, 252 pages Christian Coigny book Cover The animal world of Chopard Editions La Bibliothèque des Arts, 2014 178 pages Chopard blanket by Christian Coigny Sittings Editions Prestel, 2000 Photographs Editions Favre, 1990 130 pages Christian Coigny book cover Portraits of artists Editions Favre, 1983 78 pages Portraits of artists by Christian Coigny Ohmmes Editions Favre, 1982 80 pages 96 pages

Antonio Finelli - Drawings

Antonio Finelli - Drawings
Timeless Portraits by Antonio Finelli. Timeless as the refinement of the face portraiture, near and authentic faces of the Fayoum, the elegance of the details of the Renaissance painting already affected by the Flemish and, above all the deep and inner research of the nineteenth century. Finelli, with his forceful mark, practical knowledge and wisdom, illuminates the details of the white hairs and the wrinkled epidermis but hides what he doesn’t want to show. He never gives a context, he never describes; we just catch their eye and their smiles, we feel free to see in those faces whoever we want to and to reflect ourselves in them. Flawless and penciled paintings as instantaneous and essential pictures made with a hard pictorial mark. He doesn’t copy from the past but he belongs to it, or rather he belongs to that academic practice of the past to set free from it. Observing his work, Finelli already frees himself from the past. He doesn’ t try to enter into the contemporary age, he doesn’t imitate. He just draws. Mimmo Paladino for Antonio Finelli

Themes
Antonio Finelli states: “All my drawings have always ‘Self-portrait’ as name, this choice is due to two specific reasons: firstly because even if the word “self-portrait” means the representation of your own person, in the diversity of my drawings there is always a wire that links them and represents me, like the choice of the subjects, the photographic cut, etc. and secondly, because the faces that I draw haven’t to be read by the viewer as a representation of the person drawn; in fact, in my drawings, there aren’t tracks that let identify the name, the age or the provenance of the subject, what matters is the skin and the tracks of time imprinted on it."

Artist:
Antonio Finelli

Antonio Finelli (1985) is a professional artist who splits his time between Rome and Campobasso, Italy. He creates fascinating hyperreal portraits of elderly people that talk about time and the traces it leaves in our lives and faces. Finelli's artistic education started during his Secondary High School Art project at G. Manzù in Campobasso, after that, he moved to Rome to improve his artistic talent in the Academy of Fine Arts. Notable importance for his professional education was the acquaintance and the collaboration with world famous artists : Mimmo Paladino, Enzo Cucchi, Giosetta Fioroni, Luigi Ontani, Carla Accardi, Felice Levini, Giuseppe Penone, Savinio Ruggero, Gianni Dessì, Giuseppe Gallo, Giuseppe Salvatori, Jannis Kounellis, Paola Gandolfi, Stefano Di Stasio, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Bruno Ceccobelli, Maurizio Mochetti, Andrea Aquilanti, Marilù Eustachio, Aldo Turchiaro, Alfredo Pirri...

Personal Exhibitions

2019 – “In Vultu Veritas” Marcello Barbanera curator, Museum Of Classical Art in Rome. 2018 – “Kalós” Aurelia Nicolosi curator, KōArt Unconventional Place Gallery in Catania. – “The Passage of Time” Maria Laura Perilli Curator,Triphè Gallery in Rome. 2017 – “Ecce Homo” Vittorio Sgarbi Curator, Atelier Marcello Tommasi in Florence. – “BocsART”(Artist House), Alberto Dambruoso curator, Cosenza. 2016 – “Pelle” Vittorio Sgarbi and Lorenzo Canova curators, Spazio Cent8anta in Isernia. 2015 – “L’Illusione del Corpo” Lorenzo Canova and Piernicola Maria Di Iorio curators, Aratro Gallery – Archive of Electronic Arts – Laboratory for Contemporary Art in Campobasso. 2014 – “Rendez-vous” Alessandra Tontini curator, Incontro d’Arte Gallery in Rome – “De Senectute” Maria Laura Perilli curator, Triphè Gallery in Cortona (AR). 2013 – “Antonio Finelli: l’Osservatore del Tempo” Franco Fonzo and Roberta Gubitosi curators, introduced by Mimmo Paladino, Web Art Gallery in Treviso. – “Se non la Realtà” curated by “TerraNullius”, Aranciera di San Sisto in Rome. 2012 – “De Passage” (Artist House), introduced by Mimmo Paladino, Abbaye de Léhon in Dinan (France). 2009 – “Studi Accademici” Rosanna Ricci curator, Sadurano Salus Gallery in Castrocaro Terme (FC). 2006 – “Studi Accademici”, Maschio Angioino in Riccia (CB).

Collective Exhibitions

2019 – “Speculum”, Urano Space in Rome. – “XLVI Premio Sulmona”, Polo Museale Civico Diocesano in Sulmona (AQ). – “Open Cluster”, Studio D’Arte Pisani in Rome. 2018 – “La Società della Stanchezza – Dispositio ex Clausione Linearum” (Artist House), Museo Diocesano San Matteo in Salerno. 2017 – “Five”, Catania Art Gallery in Catania. – “Ricognizioni”, BoCs Art Museum / Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico in Cosenza. 2016 – “Anamorfosi”, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea Montevergini in Siracusa. – “Pio Alferano Award” (Award of the President of the Jury Vittorio Sgarbi), Castello dell’ Abate in Castellabate (SA). 2015 – EXPO 2015 “Il Tesoro d’Italia”, Eataly Pavilion (expo area), Milano. – “48° Vasto Award”, Stables of Palace Aragona in Vasto (CH). – “Expo Arte Contemporanea Italiana”, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi in Varedo (MB). 2014 – “Reale” Bruno D’Arcevia – Antonio Finelli – Paul Kostabi, Kunsthaus Sottecchi in Messina. 2013 – “Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Di Palermo”, Malfitano Whitaker Palace in Palermo. – “ArtePerOGGI 2013 Award”, Dioscuri Theatre, Rome – Quirinale. – “Revelations in Reality”, 287 Spring Gallery in New York. – “6 + 1”, Incontro d’Arte Gallery in Rome. – “Art Fair Miami Beach”, Miami Beach U.S.A. – “Ritratti d’Autore”, Stelline Foundation in Milano. 2012 – ” ArtePerOGGI 2012 Award” (First classified), Dioscuri Theatre, Rome – Quirinale. – “The ways of art”, Crisolart Gallery in NEW YORK. – “Arte in Fiera Dolomiti Aword” (First classified), Longarone Fairs in Longarone (BL). – “Il Ritratto: Apparenza ed Enigma”, 11 Dreams Art Gallery in Tortona (AL). – “Muri, Metamorfosi e Dintorni”, Laboratory Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. 2011 – “ArtePerOGGI 2011 Award” (Second classified), Dioscuri Theatre, Rome – Quirinale. – “Arteria 2011” Valle Theatre in Chiaravalle (AN). 2010 – “Caravaggio Ombre e Mistero”, O.A.D. Gallery in Rome. – “Saturaprize” (First Classified), Stella Palace in Genova. – “10° Concorso Nazionale di Pittura e Scultura” (Third

Sukhi Barber - Bronze Sculptures

Sukhi Barber - Bronze Sculptures
Sukhi's sculptures are intended to bridge the cultures of East and West. Embodying the peace and compositional balance of ancient devotional art, they represent complex philosophical ideas with a simplicity and clarity that renders them accessible on an intuitive level. Exploring themes of hidden potentials, and the transcendence of our limiting view of a solid reality, her work often represents the negative space as being as important as the material itself, implying the dance of form and spirit, a constant state of transformation.

Artist:
Sukhi Barber

Sukhi Barber was drawn, from an early age, to the classical and ancient traditions of art and philosophy, which led her to undertake a traditional sculptural training at The City and Guilds of London Art School. There she gained a firm grasp of figurative clay modelling and life drawing, graduating in 1995 with the prize for sculpture, and a scholarship from Madame Tussauds. After graduation Sukhi traveled to India, captivated by the timeless quality of peace and balance that she found in the art of Asia. Settling in Kathmandu, Nepal, she spent the next twelve years studying Buddhist philosophy and producing sculptures based on the traditional techniques of stone carving and lost-wax bronze casting. Education: 2000 - 2007 Studying, and working, in traditional techniques of lost-wax bronze casting, Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal 1996 Apprenticeship in traditional soapstone carving, Mahabalipuram, India 1992 - 1995 City and Guilds of London Art School, Kennington, London Fine Art Sculpture, under Allan Sly 1990 - 1991 Cambridge Arts Tutors, Cambridge, Art Foundation Course

Exhibitions

2019: The Albemarle Relaunch at Pontone Gallery, Albemarle Gallery, London 2019: The Albemarle Relaunch At Pontone Gallery, Pontone Gallery, London 2017: Winter Show - Part II, Albemarle Gallery, London 2016: Installation, Church of St.Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London, UK 2016: Installation, Art Moor House, Moorgate, London, UK 2015: Galerie Artmundi, Place des Vosges, Paris, France 2015: “The Shadow of Ink”, Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw, Poland 2015: Grand Summer Exhibition, Albemarle Gallery, Piccadilly, London, UK 2015: Galerie Gottschick, 30 year anniversary collective exhibition, Tübingen, Germany 2015: 'Sculpture Line' monumental sculpture exhibition, City of Prague, Czech Republic 2015: Gallery Cafmeyer, Knokke, Belgium 2015: 'Selbst' BBK, Stuttgart, Germany 2015: Galerie Hajek, Stuttgart, Germany Dec 2014 Albemarle Gallery winter collective, Piccadilly, London, UK Nov 2014 Galerie Artmundi, Place des Vosges, Paris, France Sept 2014 Galerie Gottschick, Tübingen, Germany (Solo) Jun 2014 Galerie Artmundi, Place des Vosges, Paris, France Jun 2014 Dutsi Galerie, Marseille, France Mar 2014 Wa(h)re Art, Böblingen, Germany Dec 2013 'Art en Capital', Le Salon des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris, France Nov 2013 '5 Sculptors', Albemarle Gallery, Piccadilly, London, UK Nov 2013 Galerie Gottschick collective, Tübingen, Germany Jul 2013 Internationale Kunstausstellung, Burg Kalteneck, Germany May 2013 'Wisdom and Compassion', Mokspace, London, UK May 2013 Eunique Art and Design Fair, Karlsruhe, Germany Apr 2013 BBK Kleinplastik, Stuttgart, Germany Apr 2013 Kunstmomente in Le Meridien, Edition Strassacker, Stuttgart Mar 2013 Albemarle Gallery, Piccadilly, London, UK (Solo) Nov 2012 Art en Capital', Le Salon des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris, France Nov 2012 Galerie Roy Sfeir, St.Germain, Paris, France Oct 2012 'Sphäre der Leere' BBK, Stuttgart, Germany (Solo) May 2012 Eunique Art and Design Fair, Karlsruhe, Germany Apr 2012 'The Nude'

Publications

'ZIG ZAG ZEN, Buddhism and Psychedelics', edited by Allan Hunt Badiner, art edited by Alex Grey, 2nd edition published 2015 Cover art: 'I am a Broken Man You can't Break Me, collected works of poetry 1995-2014', by Eric Fischer, published 2014 'Beauty and Emptiness', NY Arts Magazine, summer issue 2011, USA Visionary Art Yearbook 2010 – 2011, Otto Rapp, Visionary Art Network 'The Wooded Pleasure Grounds at Pelham – Trees, Follies and Sculptures in 2010', published by The DeLaszlo Foundation, UK Strassacker Kunstgiesserei annual Calendar, Germany, 2010, 2011, 2013

Awards

2012 Le Salon des Artistes Français, bronze medal for sculpture, 'Art en Capital', Grand Palais, Paris, France 2011 Salon International du Val d'Or, 1st prize for sculpture, Meillant, France 1995 Scholarship prize from Madame Tussauds 1995 City and Guilds of London Art School, sculpture prize

Alexander Shandor

Alexander Shandor
Alexander Shandor is a dedicated Ukrainian painter who has exhibited his work in Ukraine and Russia. From his delicate still lifes to serene landscapes, he creates works marked by a sensory touch and careful hand.

Artist:
Alexander Shandor

Alexander Shandor was born in Ukraine, city Vinogradov, Transcarpathian region in 1981. He studied at the Erdeli College of Arts in Uzhhorod, at the department of metal processing in the studio and under the mentorship of professors Petretsky, Lukac, and Mykhailyuk. Shandor is a Member of many Ukrainian and international exhibitions and Plein air. His works are in private collections, galleries of Ukraine and abroad.

Biography

2015 winter - overall exhibition "Mitets Verkhovyna" Hust city on the day of 50th anniversary Summer 2015 - after the plein-air exhibition of the city of Rakhiv Autumn 2015 - a total exhibition dedicated to the Day of the artist in the gallery "Ilko" city Uzhhorod Autumn 2015 - regional exhibition city of Uzhgorod Autumn 2015 - personal exhibition in the city of Kiev in the Kiev University of Law PMC NASU. Spring 2014 - Exhibition "March 8" town Hust - art gallery. Spring 2014 - after the plein-air exhibition gallery Slavsko "Mahіm." 2014 summer - total exhibition "Mitets Verkhovyna" Gallery in the city Vinohrady -Gallery "Impasto". Autumn 2014 - Exhibition Gallery of the city of Moscow "Art Summer" Autumn 2014 - regional exhibition city of Uzhgorod 2013 - Exhibition "Hutsul year" Ivano-Frankivsk, the exhibition hall in Ivano-Frankivsk regional branch of the National Union of Artists. Spring 2013 - after the plein-air exhibition of the city of Sevastopol gallery "South Hermitage". Autumn 2013 - after the plein-air exhibition of the city of Sevastopol gallery "South Hermitage". 2012 - All-Ukrainian exhibition of plein air "Bukovel" - "Rhapsody sea and mountain" Ivano-Frankivsk, drama theater. 2012 - was admitted to the Youth Union "Transcarpathian artists." 2012 winter - overall youth exhibition city of Uzhgorod. 2012 winter - Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas", Central House of Artists, Kiev. 2011 - personal exhibition of the city Hust. 2011 - participated in the charity event "entrepreneurs Babies" city Uzhhorod. 2007 - was admitted to the Creative People's Association "Artist Verhoviny" in Hust.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions: 2019 winter - exhibition "In search of" Vinogradov Impasto Gallery 2018 summer - Personal exhibition "Polesie and Transcarpathia" - city of Zhytomyr, gallery "Gnatyuk Art Center" 2017 – exhibition "Carpathian Paths" Gallery "Zavalny ARTTsenter, Kyiv, Ukraine 2016 - exhibition "Symphony of the Carpathians" Gallery "Palmgren Madame", L’viv, Ukraine 2015 - exhibition "My Carpathians", Kyiv Law University NAS PMC, Kyiv, Ukraine 2014 - Gallery "Art Summer", Moscow, Russia 2011 - Hust Art Gallery, Hust, Ukraine Group exhibitions: 2016 - Christmas exhibition, City Art Gallery, Hust, Ukraine 2016 - exhibition "Spring", City Art Gallery, Hust, Ukraine 2015 - "Mitets Verkhovyna"At the City Art Gallery dedicated to the 50th anniversary, Hust, Ukraine 2015 - Day of Creative Arts exhibition, Gallery "Ilko", Uzhhorod, Ukraine 2015 - Uzhhorod regional exhibition, Ukraine 2014 - exhibition "International Women’s Day", City Art Gallery, Hust, Ukraine 2014 - "Verkhovyna (Highlander) Artist" at the Gallery "Impasto", Vinohradiv, Ukraine 2014 - Uzhhorod regional exhibition, Ukraine 2013 - exhibition "Hutsul’s Year", regional exhibition hall of the National Union of Artists, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine 2012 - young artists exhibition, Uzhgorod, Ukraine 2012 - Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas", Kyiv, Uraine

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