ARTISTS

ABRIL, MAVI

About Mavi

My childhood was closely related to art, my first approach was in a small workshop in the town where I lived in the southeast of Spain. I have always been immersed in art, in it I saw a form of expression that made me be a creative person who wishes to produce new dream worlds.

    During my adolescence I realized that photography was one of my passions and that through it and the post-production of these images there were no borders to make possible each and every one of the spaces that continually occurred to me. I am currently studying Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where I intend to specialize in the audiovisual field.

    I define myself as an emerging artist passionate about photography and audiovisual media, that is why my work is mainly linked to the self-portrait as a personal symbol and the photomontage of imaginary spaces. I could say that this last year I have worked a lot about the concept of space in which we live, the concept of the room as an interior refuge, the passage of time in those rooms that make those walls become our maximum confidants and how the atmosphere in which we live envelops and projects us that anguish that sometimes we usually hide.

    In each photograph I try to make the viewer see the loneliness and sincerity that lives within us, in a world in which we necessarily need our moments of peace and solitude. Moments that surround the environment in a continuous feeling of nostalgia for a painful past that inhabits and flourishes in our memory capacity.

ADAMS, NEAL

About Neal
My work is a continuing search for the expression of both the external and inner worlds that we see and feel through our visual stimulations and emotional connections. I do not limit myself to one medium, style or concept. Drawing is always an important foundation to any piece which sometimes shows stronger as in a more figurative motif and sometimes lesser as in a more emotive work. Nature is a great source of inspiration in my work, from the more externally inspired paintings of natural subjects such as trees or bamboo, also in the more geometrical aspects of my work.
Diving deeper into certain principles surrounding the world around us, be it nature or man's influence upon each other, I like to ponder over what connects everything in a deeper maybe not so obvious way. Geometry is the visual language of mathematics and also sound, and In my latest works I am exploring this connection through painting, using shape form and textures to convey these principles. The dynamic in these works is the use of metallic leaf and glazing techniques. Also textures both visual and actual play a part in their aesthetic value. The more Abstract and tactile aspect of painting comes into play and translates an idea into form.
The use of silver and gold leaf in my work is inspired by my travels in South East Asia. Where it is used from textiles to temples and religious ceremonies. The interactive qualities it represents through playing with light is also a fascination to me, declares Neal Adams.

APARICI, MARIA

About Maria
I was born in Valencia, land of painters. Manuel Benedito Vives,
great portraitist and disciple of Sorolla, was my great grand uncle, a
world of men.
I got my painting degree late, but like Goethe said: ”When you are
60, everything begins anew”. I have crossed that line and am much
better for it.
We women should be symbols of civilization, it is unbelievable how
much it costs us to convince under equal conditions when these are
so unequal most of the time, and if we haven’t achieved it yet, it is
due to the lack of help and support amongst ourselves.
As an artist I shall defend to the utmost, whilst I still have the
strength, the values of my painting, independently of my female
condition. I have a strong and original temperament, an immense
artistic sensitivity, am pathologically emotional, alternate between
states of happiness and living sadness drowned in misery, am very
conscious of my surroundings, and to create expressions of the
outside which describe the essential, I look inside.
Inside and outside unite in harmony in order to achieve an
interpretation that is free of irrelevance, even if at times it turns out
grotesque, declares Maria Aparici .

ASATRYAN, MARGARET

About Margaret

Armenian visual artist, abstract painter.

I was born in Yerevan, in a family of an artist.

Growing up in art environment and inspired by my father’s work, I started painting at a very young age and haven’t ceased ever since.

Having accomplished my art formation at the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts where I studied academic painting and drawing, I began working as an independent artist.

 I’ve been experimenting with different techniques and seeking my own ways of expression in recent  years and finally came to abstraction that reflects my nature the best.

In my artworks I combine soft, pastel shades with glowing spots which make an interesting contrast and enrich the piece with unique vibration.

Technically I prefer liquid , transparent   brushstrokes applied over already existing layers. They create an effect of half-hidden, veiled details.

 Apart from my  pieces realized with oil on canvas I use as well other mediums such as oil pastels, gouache, watercolor, chinese   ink   and acrylic paints on paper. I believe that a frequent change of materials and artwork dimensions brings with itself new challenges and helps to develop artist’s technical skills.

Normally , I commence A new piece by intuitive, spontaneous brushstrokes which are similar to the first breath of the painting. After that, it seems like the art piece lives it’s own life and suggests the future process of creation. 

By the means of abstract, ambiguous forms, lines and color I try to transmit my emotions to the canvas, and thus enter into a specific dialogue with a viewer. 

In my opinion, a true piece of art is  born when the artist frees himself from every boundary at the moment of creation and stays loyal to his own understanding and perception of art.

  

ATANASOV, DANCHO

About Dancho
Synergy of shapes, colors, light, details, choice of point of view – all it drives to my goal and
the unique result - Harmony and Aesthetics.
Since his early childhood Dancho Atanasov has been interested in arts and has tried out many
things – from music to painting and fine arts as well. He gets to know photography through
his uncle – skydiving as a teenager. His uncle, himself an enthusiastic parachutist and
photographer, lends him his photographic equipment and teaches him the fundamentals.
The artist left his time as a jet fighter pilot and air traffic controller behind and now works as
a conceptual, fine art, landscape, travel and architectural photographer. His works have
received many awards and are frequently exhibited.

BACON, SIMON

About Simon

Simon Bacon (b. 1969) trained in sculpture at the London Atelier of Representational Art in 2011 and earned his MA in Sculptural Practice from Colchester School of Art in 2013. Bacon’s work explores existential themes through figurative expressionism, informed by an early career in Osteopathy and Transpersonal Psychology. The artist expresses a deep interest in the body, philosophy of consciousness, and identity through the medium of sculpture, deliberately limiting each bronze figure to one unique edition. The singularity and complexity of Bacon’s work parallels the individual nature of human existence; which, as the artist puts it, ‘includes much more than what is currently existing’.

Bacon has made a career of pushing the boundaries of figuration within his respective medium. He engages with spirals of construction and deconstruction to create one-off figures posing questions of the human body, its capabilities for movement, and comparison of material versus immaterial existence. Through the work we see Bacon’s sculptural pursuit of the ‘beyond the body’ .

BARR, DEBORAH

About Deborah

Born in Wichita, Kansas, USA Deborah Barr holds a Masters of Fine Art Degree from San Jose State University and a BA from Mills College where she studied with Hung Liu. She has held exhibitions of her work in the USA; Colombia, South America; Nairobi, Africa and Moscow, Russia. She won a scholarship to study at The National Academy of Art and Design to study mural making.

I am primarily an oil painter and mixed media artist working on clayboard. I draw on my interest in anthropology and the world's spiritual and cultural traditions.
I have noticed through social media around the world, that some young people are reclaiming an ancient identity. Dreads represent a timeless connection to the past, through culture(s) and spiritual practice(s), beyond race, ideology or gender. My work reflects GEN-Z’s fascination with an ancient multicultural expression. Dreads are popular and yet often seen as negative in American culture. But around the world young women and men adorn them in colors, decorate them with beads and have extensions added to their own hair. Dreads and braids are highly functional – but their historical roots run very deep, and tell fascinating social, spiritual, and geopolitical stories. It is a way to express one's identity, culturally and or personally. The first archaeological record goes back to Egypt, where ancient mummies were discovered with dreads still intact.
I am exploring the psychological disjunction in our contemporary life caused by its fast pace and rapid changes.  The youth of today have too much information, they struggle to keep their personal and/or cultural identity and try to make sense of reality. Collectively we seek meaning.  I think that Herman Melville puts it beautifully when he says: "We cannot live for ourselves alone.  Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results."

BERA, SASKIA

About Saskia

Saskia Bera, born in Munich in 1974, is a German visual artist. She creates abstract paintings and portraits for contemporary interiors.

The artist is inspired by the urge to explore unconscious and repressed emotions. During the painting process she deals with suppressed feelings that come from her subconscious. The concept that she creates on the canvas are these emotions that arise from the current situation or that come to the surface.

She is particularly interested in the contrast between the hardness and delicacy of the different emotions and the challenge of combining these contrasts, but not distorting them in itself.

The work is rooted in forms with fluid layers and spots. With a contemporary palette and methodical overlay techniques, Bera creates process-controlled works of art. The compositions are created freely and intuitively and learned through years of practice and formal art training.

Studies and experiments encounter unexpectedness and spontaneity during the creative act. In all of her work there is a deliberate experimentation with the element of unpredictability due to the unplanned chemical and physical impact of the material.

Mixing acrylics, spray paint, and alcohol-based inks, Bera uses a number of methods, from spraying, dripping, and flowing paint directly onto canvas, to using traditional brushes and unconventional tools like pipettes, straws, and vacuum cleaners to achieve the appropriate shapes.

BERGOGLIO, CRISTINA

About Cristina
Córdoba. Argentina. 1967.
Cristina Bergoglio. Degree in architecture by the  National University of
Córdoba, (Argentina). Her artistic and literary vision has been developed
since a very early age. Along with her studies in architecture, she started
to show her own designs of architectural spaces in several galleries of her
hometown. Highly interested by the mystic of this spaces in the works of
Mexican architects Luis Barragán and his follower Ricardo Legorreta, she
sends her projects, drawings and texts to the last of them who suggests
Cristina devoted herself to paint and write in Europe. In Mexico she also
meets the poet Jaime Sabines and the   Guatemalan writer Augusto
Monterroso.  Following the suggestions of these artists, back to Argentina,
she decides to develop her career in Madrid (Spain). As a result of her
studies in architecture,  her Argentinean origins and her love for dance,
there she starts her research on the representation urban spaces and
tango. In Madrid she meets several painters and writers, such Francisco
Molina Montero, who influences deeply in her work. She also studied at
the Prado Workshop of Madrid, becoming later teacher of this prestigious
institution until 2007. IN literature, she has worked on poetic prose,
supported intellectually by the writer Francisco Umbral. Nowadays she
lives and works in Madrid, where she keeps on exploring urban
landscapes. Lately  her paintings are oriented to explore inner architecture
spaces of great architects. Actually , she writes articles about body-mind
conexion based on the quantum physic.

BERKH, JONATHAN

About Jonathan

The Abstraction of Perspective, Structure and Movement

Vienna based artist Jonathan Berkh has actively worked as a contemporary artist in the fine and applied artist since 2000. His works have been displayed at Glow Eindhoven (2009), The Belvedere, Vienna (2004) and at Capital Bank Wien (2015). His career was interrupted between 2009 and 2015 due to family matters that requested his undivided attention, but he never stopped evolving creatively. 
Projects for 2021:
Group Exhibition at The Gallery Steiner, Vienna
Venice International Artfair
Barcelona Contemporary
Monaco Art Fair
MONAT Gallery, Madrid
Solo Show at The Gallery Steiner, Vienna
His work derives from his background as a dancer and contemporary jazz choreographer where his ideas and pieces were focused on the differences of perspectives of each "participant" - choreographer, dancer, audience - and how the choreography and surrounding external and internal structures - urban, artistic and mental - create a different experience in everyone depending on the members point of view in this flowing, constantly moving and changing complex system of bodies, spaces, structures, mind and soul.
"One only can move freely when fully accepting the structures of technique, choreography, space and state of mind."
The physical movement of body in dance is a very important part that Jonathan kept from this time and that he fully incorporates in his work as an artist.
"Perspective is perception of depth -
Abstraction is creating realities deprived of all realism"
Jonathan Berkh
"I always wanted to be anarchistic and rebellious. It just never worked for me - it always backfired. When others got away with almost everything, I always was the one that had to pay his dues... So I turned to a much more subtle way of anarchism. I started to analyze structures intellectually - external structures as well as internal structures - took them apart, broke them down into little bits and pieces. The smaller the pieces got, the more abstract these structures and their interchanging systems got and then I was able to rearrange, redefine and move those little bits and pieces freely and use the structures to my liking, to put everything into new perspectives.
In conclusion his art is based on the analyses of the four concepts of:
Structure, Movement, Abstraction and Perspective
Structure - chaos, creativity, places, technique, rules, thoughts, ideas, respect, tolerance, acceptance, inspirational elements in archictural-, urban- and natural landscapes.
Movement - allowing existences, bodies, thoughts, ideas, techniques, elements, spaces, objects, relations, positions, views, minds, importances... to freely change places and perspectives.
Abstraction - is the quality of dealing with ideas rather than events, in thought, view, space, surface, idea, life experience, word, ... anything. It is something visionary and/or unrealistic; absence of preoccupation; the process of considering something independently of its associations or attributes, something that only exists as an idea; taking away layers to get to an essence - creating a reality deprived of all realism.
Perspective - the appearance of viewed objects with regard to their relative position; a sense of expansion; regarding objects in relation to position and distance from the viewer; the sense of existence in space before the eye; the relation of two figures in the same plane, a point of view, a state of mind; the understanding that things are of relative importance - the perception of depth in anything; thought, view, space, surface, idea, word, ...
"The physical movemental involvement of the body is an essential part of the process of creating."

BICKNELL, STEVE

About Steve
I originally trained as a corporate photographer, working on commissions for design studios and
advertising agencies during the late 1980’s until 2004. As a photographer I developed my
observational skills, in particular when photographing people, models and sportsmen and
sportswomen. Although I enjoyed photography I never found the medium fully satisfying and in
2004 I started a new business as a publisher. First with photographic based calendars for retail and
in 2009 I formed a new children’s publishing company with Maverick Arts, which today has over
300 books in print and a reading scheme for children to learn to read English which I am pleased to
say we export all over the world.
In December 2019 I took on a workshop in order to experiment in working with steel & concrete
sculpture and in March 2020 I moved onto working in clay and taking the sculptures into bronze, a
process I am now totally infatuated with. I start with rough sketches before making an armature
using rebar which I weld onto a steel base. Over the next few days I then sculpt the piece using a
water based clay. The feel of the clay in my hands I find incredibly exciting. I tend to work very fast
usually over a 6 or 7 hour session to build up the feel and form of the piece. I then leave for
several days in order to reassess the piece, then over the next few days I will rework certain areas
until I feel the piece is starting to come together. I like to add textures when the clay is starting to
become dryer. I then deliver to my foundries to have a mould made and the first bronze cast. I
oversee and approve the sculpture at the wax stage and also work with the foundry for the final
patination.
Work in progress this summer will be a new series of human forms developed with organic forms,
the work to depict how humanity needs to integrate and work with nature, declares Steve Bicknell.

BOGUSZAK, MAREK

About Marek

What Eyes Don't See

I am unveiling an unseen through digital photography and state-of-the-art processing. I invite a viewer into the tale of abstraction governed by supreme laws of nature's order and harmony.

"True Real", world as we perceive it, seems to be chaotic, lawless and unpredictable. Ever since being a student of mathematics, I was attracted by the elegance and harmony of mathematical formulae apprehending the underlying order and structures of nature. That is why I love sand dunes - their perfect harmonious lines demonstrate the order of physical laws shaping them. 

In mathematics, the common thread is the search for order via abstraction. Along this way I am transforming my pictures.

Today's hi-tech camera's sensors enable recording details and colors which human eyes do not see - the "New Real". Sophisticated softwares provide all kinds of tools for uncovering, boosting and presenting the unseen. Through a lot of experimentation using creative manipulations I pursue a path from the seen entropy towards the abstract unseen.

The final work offers a narrative space of allegories, freedom of interpretation, new associations, space built on the underlying principal laws of nature's order and harmony.

BIO

Photographer Marek Boguszak was born in Prague, Czech Republic, where he still lives. Photography has been his great passion since his late teens. He received his first camera at the age of twelve when he started to experiment with photography. As a child, he was more interested in post-processing darkrooms and exploring exposures and contracts in photography than playing with his schoolmates. He started with black and white photography focusing on his country’s landscapes. His inspirations came from nature and other photographers like Josef Sudek, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz.

After graduating in mathematics Marek Boguszak worked as a sociologist and in 1990 he became an entrepreneur in the area of market research. Alongside, photography was his vocation, his passion and Marek Boguszak major method was to explore the unknown, the unseen in photography, making his photos a natural abstraction. Marek is not alone in his atelier; his wife Magda plays an essential role in creating their abstract works.

The artist has received several awards and honorable mentions with TIFA, APA, IPA, Prix de le Photographie, Paris, FAPA and several solo and group exhibitions in London, Prague, Monaco, Zurich and Milan.

CANO, LUZ

About Luz

I was born in Spain in a family of artists. Since I was very little and attended classes in the workshop of the painter Francisco Soto Mesa, I knew that painting was going to be a fundamental part of my life.

My plastic message is mainly inspired by nature and sustained in the search for the transcendent meaning of lifetime.

I love to paint landscapes and I have a poetic vision of nature, which I look at with an "spiritual eye".

I am currently working on a set of works titled "The Forest of Silence." In these works, the trees are the protagonists. I represent them alone, always leafless, stripped of all vanity. Sometimes my trees float in the void.

As a summary, I can say that my work seeks simplicity, both in themes and in color. I fly away from the strident and the artificial; I want to go against the tide; I want to run away from noise, I want to create a work that speaks to us in silence.

Vicky Herreros, also an artist, wrote this review about me:

"Since she began her artistic journey, many years ago, her painting seems to us a song to nature. Luz Cano finds in the landscape almost all her motivations and uses it to create a speech full of poetry and delicacy, where, thanks to calm and meditation, the spirit of the figurative agrees with the essence of what it embodies by the way in which she does: meditative and calm. Her trees, which sometimes emerge from the void, seem to hide immaterial thoughts, as if they were symbols. Sometimes some branches, in the middle of the silence, remind us - by contrastthe need to find this silence in a society immersed in noise.

With hardly any presence of the figure - because it can be represented in each element- and with a palette characterized by its harmony - as delicate as it is subtle - she offers themes that make us think about the desire to reconnect with what makes us sensitive, and ultimately, with the poetry that lives in her painting”

COLLOR, MIRJAM

About Mirjam

Mirjam Collor , born 1978 in Schleswig, Germany, is an independent artist currently living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The inspiration for my paintings has its roots in my love for people and nature. Going through life with an open heart and hungry eye, my creativity is driven by nature, faces, street scenes, different cultures and their interactions.

My compositions of shapes, colors and lines leave ample room for interpretation by the viewer. The psychology of colour fascinates me, particularly how it can influence our mood and feelings. Colour is a driver of emotion.

Painting is important for me as it enables me to connect with myself – it is the conduit for expressing and translating my thoughts and feelings without the use of words.

When I paint, the creation process is loud, messy and unpredictable with paint flying in all directions. Without a fixed starting point, I often let the experiences carry me forward and am often surprised where I end up.

I use acrylics, oil, spray paint and love to glue different materials onto the canvas—experimental and fearless, declares Mirjam Collor.

COLLINS, TIMOTHY

About Timothy

COJAB, LOTTI

About Lotti

Painting for me is a way of expressing myself, of speaking, of crying, of shouting that I am happy or that I am not at that moment. I like to capture all my feelings on the canvas without thinking about what I am going to paint until the moment I have the canvas in front of me. I never know what will follow since I let myself be carried away by what I am feeling and I am leaving the best of me on the fabric.

My favorite painters are Vicente Rojo, Francisco Toledo, William Turner, Cy Twombly, Zio Ziegler and I could name many more, I actually admire all artists whether they are impressionists, renaissance, modern, contemporary there is always something to admire from each and everyone from them. I love abstract painting because it allows me to imagine, dream and fly to incredible and imaginary worlds that have no limits, with all this and a touch of madness, unimaginable and wonderful things can be achieved,declares Lotti Cojab .

CVIJANOVIC, OLJA

About Olja
I have graduated from University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture – Bachelor of Science in Architectural
Engineering in 2008.
In the next two years, when I was 24, I reached my second degree from University of Belgrade – Faculty of
Architecture – Master of Science in Architectural Engineering in 2010.
Currently I am living and working in Minsk, Belarus.
I work as a full-time architect.
Architecture is a beautiful discipline, where one has a chance to materialize ideas in the fields of architectural
design, interior design, urbanism, urban planning, architectural engineering and technologies.

Inspiration

Through the paintings I create my own parallel universe.
I let pictures from the subconscious or almost forgotten memories, from my early childhood or even before,
to swim out on the surface.
This is where my inspiration comes from the unknown. Ideas for my art are born through the special sense of
composition, beauty and proportions.
Dominant line of my creation is personification of the creatures of the world from the beyond, supernatural
goddess, light angels, from the world where harmony and divine order reign – motives of the strange creatures
from the other world, from the unknown parallel universes.
The place, where good giants live in their own kingdoms, among the birds in the white cloudy sky, or among fish
in deep blue waters.
Where everything is blissful and bright, where everything happens for a reason, and where there are no regrets.
The place under the tender eye and guidance of the Saints from all religions ever existed from the beginning of
time till today, or even of God himself. The place under the warm ray of Sun, where friendships are made for life,
and Planets are turning in their own dance.

Technics

Currently I am working on canvas with acrylic paint.
This technique allows me to combine several other techniques.
as well as the density and solidness of oil paint with the floating lightness of watercolors.
Also, I love to create mixing techniques, using watercolors with markers, color pencils, ink pens etc.
My painting personificate creatures of the world from the beyond,
supernatural goddess, light angels, from the world where harmony and divine order reign.
Maybe,
their number one goal and purpose is to bring harmony and sense of order in the spaces where they would be.
To open a window to a better, kinder, more sensible world, declares Olja Cvijanovic.

DE MEY, MANU

About Manu

Manu De Mey was born in Antwerp in 1965, his mother a British artist and his father a Flemish accountant. He grew up as the eldest of four boys in Kalmthout, a beautiful heathland in the North of Belgium. In his twenties he moved to the city of Antwerp where he started his own business as web designer.

He started making digital graphic art as a hobby in 2008. In September 2017 he had a creative epiphany at the Burning Man festival in the desert of Nevada, USA and enrolled himself only days after returning at the Art Academy of Mortsel, Antwerp and started sketching and painting, something he had not done for 30 years. He taught himself to draw in 6 months and hasn’t stopped drawing and painting since.

He now lives in Antwerp with his girlfriend and 2 young adult boys. At home he has his atelier where he draws and paints figurative art, mainly portraits. With his art, Manu tries to create something visually striking and convey some sort of strong emotion. His portraits often are  ambiguous and this is mostly intentional. The viewer is never sure if they are looking at a victim or an offender, a leader or a follower, a master or a slave. Manu's world is populated with sad, melancholic people with suppressed emotion, often beautiful but damaged women.

Manu has only started to come out with his work two years ago but has had several expositions, including ACAF in the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR) and EuropArt in Amsterdam.

Thanks to digital platforms Manu has sold a lot of his work internationally, including the USA, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Taiwan and all over Europe.

DE NAEYER, MAARTEN

About Maarten

The abstract graphic works of Maarten De Naeyer (born 1992 in Leuven, lives and works in Leuven) are the result of a constant experimentation with shapes and textures. After obtaining his masters degree in Graphic Design in 2015, Maarten developed his own unique way of working by experimenting in his studio.

Purified form tension through geometric and organic shapes that interact in an environment of varying textures are the common thread throughout the work. Another very characteristic fact is the almost exclusive use of black and white, this in turn preserving the purity of shapes and allowing the negative white space to enter into a dialogue with the composition. The viewer is made to think through the use of suggestive titles.

Inspired by linocuts, he cuts abstract compositions from texture-rich material and then transfers them to different materials using printer's ink. Interesting and  accidental textures are created by manually pressing these stencils. Coincidence and experiment play a major role in creating these works, which makes the process always interesting. He developed this technique out of the need to escape the digital world in which he finds himself daily as a graphic designer.

DEL HOYO, CRISTINA

About Cristina
Cristina Del Hoyo was born in Malaga, Spain in 1986. She grew up between Malaga
and Madrid. Her love for art and color started at an early age when she started drawing
fashion models. As a teenager, she began exploring different artistic disciplines such as
painting, photography and sculpture. When Cristina was 17, she moved to Granada,
Spain to study Fine Arts. The artist received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from
the University of Granada, Spain, in 2009. After she graduated, she moved to Denver,
CO and has been living there since then. Her art has been featured in exhibits in
Granada (Spain), Denver, CO (USA) and Milan, (Italy).
Cristina’s artwork is inspired by her personal experiences and is intended to be a bridge
between the inside and outside worlds. In her early works, she explored the idea of
conflict between nature and civilization. Now, she is interested in architecture, abstract
shapes, geometry, minimalism and the intensity and power of color. Her works
reflect the ideas of search, meaning, belonging, creation of identity and the construction
and de-construction of limits.
My art attempts to create the space and time where magic is possible, where the
maternal connection returns to the artist through the act of creation. My creative process
unifies indifference and passion. They both meet in a space of harmony and conflict, in
a space that is alive and dead. In my paintings, I want to create a reality that serves as
a point of contact between frontiers, between worlds - a reality that shows my emotional
landscape and is a reflection on life itself.
These reflections turn into a creative search that is looking for spiritual and existential
meaning. This creative search tries to reveal and understand the unknown, the mystery
of life that makes us live and die. A mystery that takes us to love without a logical
reason.
I capture that moment in which realities touch for a brief instant establishing the start of
a dialog. This is an internal dialog between me and the painting revealing that moment
in time when everything changes forever or not, that split second that is intangible and
that is eternal. In my images, I capture the moment of that touch, that second in which
magic happens.
The moment of change and risk
of life and death
of love and fear
That second in which we are alive
That moment in which we fully exist
That moment of raw beauty and delicate sadness
I paint in the abyss of emptiness and beauty
I paint to not feel and to feel
My art explores the world of chance and purpose, the mystery behind those moments of collisions or misses, declares Cristina del Hoyo .

DE RYCKE, NATALIE

About Natalie
Natalie De Rycke is a Belgium oil painting artist. She creates feelings in her portraits for contemporary interiors.
Painting, designing, creating… has always been an integral part of my identity. Despite having obtained a degree in Art at St. Lucas Ghent (BE) I’d rather call myself an autodidact.
Even as a child I used to draw to express my emotions.
My oil paintings are, as such, still an expression of how I experience life and how I feel women experience life modern times. As women, we need to show ourselves strong in a professional setting, while moments after we may show our softer side to our family. This variety in emotions women experience, and portray throughout the day is the main subject of the Feelings series. Each work intends to portray a different emotion; such as being hopeful, seductive, emotional, fierce, trusting, caring, dreamy, and so much more.

DÍAZ, CATARINA

About Catarina

London-based analog collage and mixed media artist with a Portuguese soul.

I drew and painted since ever, inspired by my very artistic family. I spent my early infancy in Africa, and when I moved to Portugal at the age of five, my mother, my very first art mentor, coloured my early memories with a vibrant colour palette. The deep orange African sunsets, the vibrant pink flamingos and the magenta of the bougainvillaea were burnt into my imagination.

Later in life, I embraced London’s cosmopolitan life, which became another daily inspiration for my art.

As an artist, I relish exploring various mediums and methods. I particularly enjoy using oil-sticks and acrylics on paper in an abstract style, combining them with analog collage.

A seminal masterclass with Royal Academician David Mach opened manual collage and mixed media to me in a completely unexpected way, and I have never stopped creating since.

I consider my art an invitation to reconnect to nature and ourselves. In such troubled times, it is comforting to think that every day small miracles still happen naturally. Throughout the world, animals and plants comfortably reclaim their natural habitats and peacefully interact with the surrounding urban setting.

My pieces evoke contemplation, and ultimately, a return to memories of more serene times, as the start of a self-healing journey.

The enigmatic feminine figures akin to the relaxed presence of the wild suggest that nature can offer us the ability to restore tranquillity in a chaotic world. This is my inspiration: a message of hope and beauty, life and rebirth.

BBC art correspondent and curator Maeve Doyle described my work as “very, very transcendent pieces that mix realism with spirituality and surrealism”.

My work has recently been shown on a digital installation in Oxford Street, London, and I have participated in exhibitions in the UK and across Europe. I am currently a resident artist in art galleries in Lisbon and Milan.

For the next couple of months, I will have several pieces exhibited on the set of the Portuguese highly rated TVI show Cristina Comvida aired on prime time, and I was invited to be on this programme to talk about my work. It will also be featured on the TV lifestyle programme Viva Vida.

My pieces have also been featured in iconic British magazines such as House & Garden, The World of Interiors, Tatler, Vanity Fair and Vogue. The art magazines Artist Talk Magazine and Contemporary Art Magazine are also featuring my work, and the latter has awarded me the Collector’s Vision International Art Award for outstanding achievements and potential.

DOLANGA, AMELIA

About Amelia

My paintings are to me a way (maybe the only way) to reach truth, light and fulfillment. Each painting has its own integrity and intensity. They tell stories.

I was born in Timișoara, a “green” city, full of parks, flowers and colors (which will prove an everlasting influence in my work). There, I attended the High School of Fine Arts followed by the Faculty of Fine Arts. Life, in its mysterious and wonderful ways, brought me to foreign lands and now I live with my family on the sunny island of Lesbos in Greece, where I continued my studies.

As far as my artistic orientation is concerned, I consider myself to be a colorist. My major interest in painting is the color in all its intensity and light. From my point of view, the color exists around us, inside us and especially between us, it defines the space between us. I consider myself an abstract expressionist artist, the beauty of abstract art being that you can invite the viewer inside your own world, a world based on one’s experience but where everybody can find her or his own self (and personal experience).

I use color, light and shape in order to bring back memories, to remember feelings, to feel or recreate lost places, to give life to emotions and specific experiences. Through this way of expression, I have the opportunity to travel in time, to transform memories, to bring back loving people and to put on the canvas everything they gave me and left in me. Since, as I said, I am convinced that people have color in them, my paintings are characterized by vibrant colors representing experiences and emotions. I am also constantly inspired by the emotional relationship I have always had with nature. This being said, it is always difficult for an artist to tell how her or his works are born. In my case all I can say is that I always begin with an idea, which throughout the process may evolve in very unexpected ways, which I then follow in order to discover new paths.

From a technical point of view, my preferred technique is mixing the media: acrylic, charcoal, pastel, collage on canvas. The watercolor, and the transparencies you can get through it, also fascinates me.

My atelier is a magic world, where I always can create or be “recreated” through art, and all my paintings are the result of this constant emotional journey, declares Amelia Doloanga.

DOUEK, JOEL

About Joel

Where one person might see an imperfection, a fault, another sees beauty. Yet for nature, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. It is a mysterious and pervasive quality that expresses its own internal striving for survival and betterment, whether observed by humans or not. A piece of bark, a fractal pattern in the rusting of iron. It doesn't need us. It already has a purpose. But when we find its beauty we can also find and pull on that thread in ourselves to see where it leads. We can be observers, critical and in judgement, or we can remember our connection to the forms and articulations of the natural world. We can feel our connection to nature, because it gives us life every day. Plants, animals, trees, bark, exacting functions refined to a point of extreme elegance by millions of years of attrition and evolution. We can participate. We can rejoin.

In much of my work I bring together wondrous natural woods and metals. They appear to contrast starkly: the metal: brutally hard, melted and molded by powerful man-made machines. But metal is still natural. Its tendency to rust, an expression of its own vulnerability but also the way it blooms into color as rich as a flower. The ever-present forces of entropy. Always giving. Always taking. Always singing the eternal song of Change. Once these colors show themselves, either through time or a gentle nudge, I often apply gold as a symbol of enduring permanence in all this entropic chaos. A constant, to radiate and illuminate. 

I create this art so you might see yourself reflected in the beauty, the change and the permanence that are the essence of nature. To remind us that we are part of it, playing with it, destroying it then nurturing it back to life. As many contradictions as a species can bear. Where our role as people is acutely undefined, even as we tell our story.  

ENGELHARDT, GABRIELE

About Gabriele
Photography and sculpture undoubtedly seem to be completely different artistic genres. While photography as an optical image technique translates three-dimensional spatiality into two-dimensionality, sculpture works precisely on and with spatiality. Hardly any demarcation is therefore supposedly as clear and simple as that between sculpture and photography.
Photography flattens and disembodied, sculpture specialises and creates bodies. However, a comparison on the level of procedures reveals astonishing parallels: sculpting (adding) or sculpturing (taking away) is not only done in the field of sculpture, but also in photography.
Gabriele Engelhardt, who studied both sculpture and artistic photography, is interested in
precisely these interweavings of the two genres in her works.
In the series "#raw_material - Kehler Berge", for example, she interweaves sculptural and photographic work and creates images of vivid plasticity. What emerges in the pictures is at least a double construction and the staging of an artificial gaze. Every photograph is in itself a construction insofar as every assertion of a photographic "it has been like this", of which Roland Barthes once spoke, is the act of photography actually translating and transforming under the laws of optics.
All talk of documentary photography raises the fundamental question of whether such photography is possible at all, or rather, what external parameters give a photograph the attribute of being documentary? Considering the technical-medial a priori of image production, every photographic visibility is first and foremost a produced visibility of its own evidence. This is all the more true of the works in "Kehler Berge" because the individual pictures are composed of many individual shots and are so elaborately processed that, in the end, several perspectives on one and the same heap always combine to form one picture. Parts of the picture were added by modelling and certain pixel quantities were taken, shaped, arranged and coloured by sculpting, so
that several parts actually appear in a homogeneous perspective. The hyperreal presence and monumental sublimity in which the individual heaps appear in the picture is explained by this surreal multi-viewedness, this multiperspectivity and a sharpness of detail that would not be possible without sculptural processing of the photographic raw material. Structures of photography works. What the images show is much more than can be seen with the naked eye or what can be made visible by means of a simple camera shot. The reality content of the pictures, the idea that what can be seen could actually have been.
The reality content of the pictures, the idea that what can be seen could actually have been, is pictorially produced fiction that works with the media structures of photography. At the same time, the works are by no means absorbed in the mere staging of the documentary. In addition, the sculptural perception of the heaps is evoked in the way they are depicted. The uniform grey background, which presents the individual heap as a quasi detached motif, the flattening absence of shadows and the image-centred arrangement of the motifs, allows them to come to the fore in their specific objecthood; their singularity and physical presence lends the photographs something portrait-like. This perception of the heaps as aesthetic rough objects, as sculptures, also corresponds to the "digital modelling", as the artist herself describes her working method. So what we see when we look at these pictures are photographic sculptures, or in other words: sculptural pictures (digitally modelled) of sculptural pictures (machine-made). They are thus second-order sculptures, declares Gabriele Engelhardt.

ESCOUGNOU, GÉRARD

About Gérard

Born in 1948, lives and works in SEIGNOSSE,  FRANCE 

Training engineer;  painter for 20 years 

Lauréat 2011 de la Fondation COLAS 

Salon d’automne 2020  Contempory Art show Paris Novembre 2019 

Réalités nouvelles, Octobre 2016  Accessible Art Fair, Bruxelles, Septembre 2016 

Art Osaka, Japon, juillet 2015  Seoul, Galerie BDMC, juin, 2015  Select Art Fair, New York, Mai 2015 

Salon d’automne, Paris, Octobre 2014  Art 3G, Bordeaux, Septembre 2014 

Carrousel du Louvre, Septembre 2009 Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Septembre 2008 

Author and Presentation of the conference on abstract art on YouTube

ARTISTIC APPROACH 

I agree with Gilles Deleuze's reflection, who explains the three phases of creation.  

The first is the pre-pictorial phase. It is maturation, design, formalization, research of supports, tools. This is a phase that can be long because it conditions everything else.  

The second phase is what he calls "the disaster germinates." It is necessary to go through this phase of "catastrophe" to break reflexes, banish clichés and find the strength and energy that constitute pictorial emotion  

The third phase is the pictorial fact: aesthetic emotion, transmitted, perceived and felt.  

Technically I use antagonistic materials by bringing together very aggressive products (epoxy resins permanent inks) with more flexible and conventional materials (coatings, acrylic and Indian ink and color)  

I favor strong contrasts, in terms of materials, tones, transparencies and saturation, luminosities, between matt and shiny aspects….  

I observe the codes of abstract expressionism:  

  • All over: the study goes beyond the canvas  
  • Action painting: the intention is dictated by the gesture  
  • Minimalism: “less is more” Ludwig mies von Rohe, architect of the Bauhaus  

I translate my emotions, my irrepressible taste for freedom, the confrontation of my Apollonian and Dionysiac feelings  

I paint to escape a sad world, to leave the valley and to overcome the clouds.  

I paint not to be alone, to increase the power of life, the power of being  

I build the web and the web builds me  

Art makes us see the world differently, and leads me to inner peace. 

FORMAN, PETRA

About Petra

Petra Forman is an Austrian abstract emerging artist, living and working in Croatia, on the Dalmatian Adriatic south coast in Korcula.

Finding inspiration in nature and the beauty of the Adriatic sea, her work translates her emotions into shapes, textures and colors.

Striving for depth and intensity Petra uses multiple layers of paint, grainy or rough textures, embracing the beauty of decay by including rust or cracked structures in her paintings. She also likes to incorporate into her work natural materials from the sea, like corals or lake grass and experimenting with rust, wood and self-made marble powder.

Her biggest inspiration comes from the beauty of life, but especially so in her art studio in the beautiful Adriatic coast of Korcula with the most beautiful view.

Art was a passion she felt since childhood, ever since then she has been creative and enjoyed expressing herself artistically in various different forms, but from the last year she has rediscovered and developed further her passion for painting.

"When I create my artwork, I let myself be inspired by my personal perception of the world, full of emotions" she explains. "I dive deep into my inner consciousness. My creative process gives rise to expressive compositions of colours and structures."

Her art is all about pursuing harmony and balance found in nature. A blend of Croatian minimalism with a hint of ancient mysticism, her art keeps us fascinated by the layers and textures, giving a defined sense dimension to the paintings.

Nature and the course of time are this artist's sources of inspiration.

Her paintings are created through intuitive responses while engaged in her work.

She explains to us:

"The process of creation is completely organic and spontaneous."

When it emerges on the canvas, I convey a thought that is highly emotional and personal yet at the same time universal; It speaks of places unseen, but at the same time comforting and familiar. Like memories of a place we feel we've been before, but can't quite recall all the details of the experience."

"My paintings are often influenced by music and I relate them to lyrics that try to capture and convey my thoughts in the artwork."

"Using color as language, my work becomes alive with emotion through the movement of the structure and luscious layers of pigment. Much like memories,each painting is filled with layer upon layer of paint, building a rich history into each piece"

Immersion in creativity for me is a conversation with myself, a revelation, as well as an appeal to society.

Each painting has its own story, but I would like each viewer to see something personal in it, some kind of echo in his soul.
Painting for me is brilliant meditation and expresses my emotions, state of mind and needs of constant change and freedom. My way is knowledge and perception through working out details and observing the process of creating art.

Petra was born in 1968, Austria, and is currently mostly living and working in Croatia, on the Dalmatian Adriatic coast of Korcula, with a fantastic outdoor studio directly on the sea.

After the Master's degree study in Executive Management MBA - General Management in Vienna Petra  was working many years as Country Leader for a BigData &  Data Science company from Berlin and also many years in Web Design & Usability projects

FRØYDIS EID, TORHILD

About Torhild
I have become a very passionate painter, and I love to
experiment with colours, textures and techniques. I always aim
at creating high-quality artworks and improving my skills,
especially in acrylic abstract painting and in mixed media
techniques. I find inspiration in my daily life and in my dreams.
The animals, the sea, the sky, the Light and also the music are
my sources of inspirations.
In my paintings I seek to transfer my inner sensations to the
canvas. While the music is playing - I surrender and I let the
brush intuitively play over the canvas - especially when it comes
to abstract paintings. The result is often unexpected, even to
myself!
My overall desire is to spread joy and good vibrations in a World
in chaos and with great challenges.
I also want to awake and to remind the observer of all the
Beauty in life. To appreciate what life has to offer even in small
everyday things. We often search for something else,
somewhere else. I want my paintings to give the observer moments of joy,
just to breath, and make the observer presenthere and now.

GADNER, KATY

About Katy

My practice explores the transitional space between reality and imagination. A constant yearning to understand dreams, distant memories, and mutating shapes in the dark informs the progression of each artwork. 

The work is process-led: often using fluid layers of ink as a base, to then find and highlight emerging forms. Considering the fragility of dreams and memories, the work can build from splinters of multiple moments or feelings, into a scene that fits neither into the compartment of a memory, or real life, or complete imagination. 

These liminal spaces mutate and take on new meaning with different perspectives. They become spaces on the boundary of familiar and unknown, acting as an invitation to move away from immediate surroundings and instead, pause to consider the quiet space between knowing. 

Katy Gardner is a painter and printmaker based in the UK. Recently graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins, Katy’s practice explores ideas around memory, dreams and the nocturnal. She is interested in the transitional spaces between reality and imagination, where memories are reconstructed, and dreams influence waking life. For Katy, these themes act as a door to a new mindset, a free space where intangible events can reframe everyday experiences. Katy’s practice combines layers of printing ink, overlapped with delicate pen markings and splashes of oil paint to create mixed media works that reveal a fusion of imagery.

Since graduating, Katy has exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery, London as part of their London Grads Now exhibition showcasing emerging artists, as well as multiple virtual exhibitions and a recent group show in Shakespeare’s hometown highlighting the artists response to the year 2020.

GONZÁLEZ ALCAIDE, NURIA

About Nuria

Nuria González Alcaide is a 26 year old self-taught Spanish artist currently living in Barcelona. As a background, she has studied Hotel Management and Tourism and has worked as a chef for the past five years. She has always painted, but only as a hobby. Since the end of 2020, she started to realize and to accept which was her true passion and has begun to develop her artistic work more professionally and independently.

She has been through an introspective journey where she has changed what she was expressing with art. Now she gets inspiration from her own limit of perfection and how society makes use of it without realizing it. She paints the emotions and feelings that are hidden in the society. Also, her professional change is reflected into her artworks, and she wants to send a message to all those people who are not pushing their true dreams.

Nuria has exhibited in "The Holy Art virtual exhibition, Persona" in London, in “Art Show International” virtual exhibition and in the "Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores" in Madrid, as well as has been published by the magazine "Flamantes". She has done an online residency at “Mango, residencia para artistas” where she developed a video-art about the impact of human garbage on the animal world.

Nuria González Alcaide is a 26-year-old self-taught painter who has gone through an introversion process. Now, she is able to connect with what she wants to capture and transmit with her works.

This process begins with the barrier that she always found when creating. She didn't feel she was free, both mentally and emotionally. The term perfection is part of that limit that she set herself every day, and by being able to go beyond it, her vision of art has totally changed. Instead of having perfection as a weakness, she has decided to use it to create; with the use of acrylics and textures, she expresses on large canvases the emotions that she has had in silence for appearing to be perfect in this “perfect” world.

Society is also part of her inspiration; she considers that today there are not many people who encourage you to follow your emotions and feelings, and to embark on a creative journey to exploit your full potential. What they want is an established guideline to be followed to keep your inner light quiet. When you are a child, they do not instill in you that strength to get what you really want, on the contrary, if you do not enter the mold that they stipulate, they throw you aside and try to change you. Apart from the inspiration that she finds in these concepts, Joan Miró, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet are part of her references.

Nuria has always hidden that desire to create because she considered that it was something that she could not do and even less live from it. Thanks to this creative process mentioned above, she is now able to create freely and transmit the emotions that feels in the society.

When creating, she uses the primary colors that get mixed on the canvas with the help of water. She also adds texture and dynamism in different layers in an abstract way.

She is currently working on a project where creates and explores society's hidden emotions and feelings; the first one is called "Windows", a series of progressive works that speak of the artistic awakening that she has had. In each work there is a window, which represents the opening of the artist's eyes, while the background represents society. And the one that she is currently working on talks about the acceptance towards oneself as towards others, where she explores how the emotions transform during that process and expresses it with paintings.

HENNEBERGER, DAGMAR

About Dagmar
In the design process of my work, the color is in the foreground. Emotions and intuition flow into my work and influence the creative process. The paintings are free of objects and perspectives.
The work process is not subject to rigid rules, but takes place largely out of the unconscious.
Paint and other pictorial materials such as ash, soot, stone powder and sand are used. The paint is applied in various shades and tonalities. By overlaying many layers of paint and color gradients, a picture develops. Underlying traces of painting often remain visible and push back to the surface. Color and space, structures and traces combine to create a fascinating color space on mostly large-format canvases. In the abstract color paintings, the title remains deliberately open and freely associable for the viewer, declares Dagmar Henneberger .

HEURTEBISE, LAURENS

About Laurens

"Outre temps"

My work is about time, origins and the feeling of eternity.
I call this approach "Outre temps" which can translate into "timelessness".
The objective is to establish a dialogue with time and to reconnect with contemplation.
I favor the silent emotion and the feeling of Mystery.

The basis of my painting is oil, with pigments, often iridescent. I add resin and other media to develop a texture that reacts to light.
I work this with brushes and large spatulas that I make myself.
Above all, I try to make the work "communicate" and interact with light.

For me, a painting is an organic body, almost alive.
It must convey something deep that speaks to us in silence, declares Laurens Heurtebise.

HELLÉN-VUOTI, RIITTA

About Riitta

Riitta Hellen-Vuoti (b. 1959) is a Finnish artist, living and working in Kuopio, Finland. By education she is a licensed medical specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy. She has been artistic since her youth, and started dedicating more time to painting and poetry around the year 2000.

Her artistic focuses remain in painting and poetry. Her artworks have been on display in various galleries around Finland since the year 2000 and more recently also in London and Milan (2020–). She is still a practicing psychiatrist, but also becoming increasingly well-known as an artist.

Statement

I am interested in – and inspired by – the human being and the never-ending complexities of life. In art it is possible to deal with all the questions and concepts in a more intuitive way. When I was young, I thought I would grow up to be a painter, and now life has shown me it is possible. At first, I mainly worked with oil paint on canvas, but now I also use mixed media. Paintings and poems are mindscapes. They can sometimes be quite similar, or even the same. Layers, textures and metaphors playing together, creating meaning in varying degrees of abstraction.

HEYBROCK, HASSO

About Hasso
I am a German painter (b. 1958), living and working in northern Germany near the Danish border. As materials I use oil, acrylic, oil sticks and watercolours on canvas or art paper.
I have been painting since childhood. My teachers were and are the great artists of our time, whose works and publications I study. This gives me inspiration and encouragement for new artistic explorations. For a long time I was occupied with landscape painting, but today my focus is on abstract painting with its demanding examination of design through form and colour.
I want to be creative and experience creativity. That is why I paint what I feel and look with great excitement at what surrounds me.
To look at abstract paintings is to wander through unknown adventures in the picture. With each hike, the experiences change, hidden emotions come to the surface.
The starting point is not a fixed motif, but a feeling that is expressed through the choice of pictorial elements and the determining choice of colour. The rules of colour and form are initially disregarded in order to then correct the resulting disorder and discord through the painting process.
This process is very demanding and now requires the confident selection of form and colour in detail in order to make the work as a whole appear successful and dynamic. The desired and achieved depth indicates whether the painting process is complete and the painting is finished.
The viewer now has the opportunity to explore the abstract painting. In doing so, his or her own sensations or experiences will guide him or her.

KEH, GLORIA

About Gloria

For as long as I can remember, my earliest memories were all about art.
I grew up smelling turpentine, in a household where my late father, Martin Fu, painted in our small living room, and I spent a great deal of time with him, his easel and his oil paints. He was my first art teacher and always encouraged me to be bold in expression and to paint in abstraction.

I am inspired by music, Mother Nature, the cosmos and poetry. And enjoy art journaling, mandala art, collage and painting abstracts. I find great freedom in my art.

I like to work with water based mediums, and usually spend my daily practice with inks and  watercolors. For my larger works, I usually opt for acrylics but every now and again, I return to oils, as I find oil painting very grounding. Plus it teaches me patience.

In 2008, I founded a non profit charity outreach program Circles of Love, using my art in the service of humanity. Since that year, proceeds from the sales of all my artworks are donated to charity. This is my way of putting back into the community.

Making art is my spiritual practice.
My paintings are my painted prayers, declares Gloria Keh.

HÜBSCHEN, MARGARET

About Margaret

Contemporary art in sculpture has a diverse language to take positions, to shape forms, and to make the invisible visible.

_Art does not reproduce the visible, but makes it visible: _  this is a quote by Paul Klee, and also represents a guiding principle of my artistic work.

­_What moves people? _ I aim to convey the visibility of innermost emotionality, to render the expressive power of sculpture and relief tangible, and to move out of one‘s own world of feelings, is what I would like to convey to the viewer.

Dancing is also theme and guiding principle of my creative work. To me,

_ dancing is the feeling of being one with time and space, in unison with the music _

For my sculptures I chose on the one hand the medium bronze which süpports the sensual through ist shine and the reflecting light. In the medium of stucco, on the other hand, the porosity of its structure underlines the sense of movement. The restlessly moving surface is my own and supports my theme _ unmoved   be moved _

To realize all this is the center of my   work.

To express tranquility, internal and external movement, simultaneous vivacity and lightness, and to bring into field of view the sculpture and the formal language together with space and time, is my intention.

As mentioned, dancing is also theme and guideline of my creative work.

Dance, its inspiration, its movement, its inner being in motion, _ be moved _ is time travel.

  _TimeArt_ The question is: How do I expand the form?  By viewing the body as an instrument and finding and reflecting the multifaceted world of thoughts and feelings, as well as presence through personality and an individual representation of character.

JADE, LEA

About Lea
Lea Jade is a multi-time exhibited synesthetic painter. In other words, she
translates music to visual forms and paints them on canvas. She has the rare gift
of hearing colors. When music is being played, Jade can see its mood and
rhythm in colors and transfers them into her canvas. In Jade's so-called
soundscapes, the sound of colors and the color of sounds go hand in hand. The
basic principle of her work is the succession of several acrylic color layers that
result from music impressions. While listening to sounds, new manifestations of
colors are constantly created during the painting process, resulting in a perfect
painting, but in chronological order. This temporal sequence can be experienced
in the respective layers. The observer should not only look at the surface, but
should also analytically dig deep into the depth of the color layers and sound
impressions. The instruments themselves and the characters of the tones are
decisive for the translation of sound into color.
Jade Lea transfers various musical compositions onto canvas, especially her own
compositions. Jade studied musicology and art in Munich, Germany.
“My art is intuitive and soulful and the synesthetic conversion of sound into
color. For me it is important, that people FEEL my paintings, not
UNDERSTAND them¨,declares Lea Jade.

JOHANSSON, ANDREAS

About Andreas
My name is Andreas Johansson and I was born 1968 far up north of Sweden in a city called Lulea. There is cold in the winter and a lot of snow. In the summer the sun almost never goes down.

It is near the arctic circle. Now I am living far south in my country. This area is called Osterlen” and it’s located in Skane. The southeast of Sweden. My nearest city is Simrishamn. The biggest city in Skane is Malmoe close to Copenhagen.

I have been painting for 30 years now. Mostly in oil nowadays, but before in acrylics because my small kids were running around and coloured all the walls in our house!

I am nearly an autodidact, I was at an arts college for many years ago. I try to express what I feel in the moment I paint. More with instinct than with my logic thinking. The work takes me a long way, I never know where it’s going when I start.

Nature and music are my biggest inspiration sources, declares Andreas Johansson.

LEE, ALISON

About Alison

Art is the epitome of beauty. It transcends all boundaries, stimulating emotions through deep external experiences. Art is comfort. It excites the soul, strengthening the bond between us and nature’s essence. I create art that bridges that connection, marrying our human consciousness with nature’s rich history in ways that go beyond color and shape. It is the expression of heart, soul, sweat, tears and the magic that embodies us all., declares Alison Lee.

KALINOWSKA, MALGORZATA

About Malgorzata

Malgorzata Kalinowska is a Polish contemporary artist, born in 1989.

She graduated from Secondary Art School in Suprasl (PL) in 2009. She gained MA in Painting and BA in Graphic Design from Fine Art Academy in Gdansk (PL) in 2015.

Currently, she lives and works in London (UK), but she stays in a solid connection with her motherland landscapes and nature.

Malgorzata works mostly on painting, but also on sculpture and photography. She is inspired by nature and its matter. She uses close-ups and rescales of lichens and mosses as a base for her artistic journey. Organic structures and constant movement of an alive tissue are a pretext to explore the human's connection with nature in a changing world, convey by the multiplicity of possibilities given by oil paint and mixed media.

In her art, she tells stories about permeating matters of leaving creatures, changing from one stage to another, evolving and mutating as all organisms are codependent and can exist only in correlation to another. She developed from an incredibly careful study of actual plant structure to completely abstract and lifelike forms in motion.

Surfing through a variety of emotions her paintings are multidimensional, they give a feeling of movement, forcing an eye to constant exploration of the surface and diving deeper into the colours and organic shapes.

KATCHARAVA, MARIAM

About Mariam

I, Mariam Katcharava was born on 31st of December, 1998, In Kutaisi, Georgia. Professionally I am a graphic designer and a collage artist. Everything started with me loving drawing as a child. As years went on I began to notice that I could had the ability deconstruction what I visually saw. In 2017 I got accepted in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. On the Faculty of Graphic design. Today I work in the Advertising field. I have participated in international exhibitions of modern art in Spain and in Germany. I am one of the winners of Forbes Georgia’s 30 under30 in the field of arts and culture. I cooperate with a lot of good companies in my country and outside its borders and I try to use the style that I have created to help to show what they do.  

In other ways, Collage was the first and the most precious field that I actively started working on and have not stopped since. The details, the materials,the ideas, the feelings and inspirations where always all around, especially in my life. Embodied fantasies became stories, which were visualized. I have always tried to direct my work towards more closed, intimate subjects - Human philosophy, erotica, mentality, fears. Learning the political basis of collage taught me how to deliver a story to people. The esthetics that follows collage became the basis of all future projects. They were mainly musical projects, festivals and album art-covers. Deconstructive thinking helped me to not only feel materials but to feel the music and visualize it as well. For me, the universe is a one giant connection. One unanswered metaphor that can only be solved by connecting the details.

KOMURA, CHIKARA

About Chikara

BornMay, 1942. Hokkaido. Japan

Photo Career
2004 Started to take digital pictures with EOS 10D.

2006-2021 Belongs Field Seminar (lecturer: Atsushi Sato) at Yotsuya Shasin Juku)

Main Recent Exhibitions
2007-2018 Portrait Gallery, Yotsuya Shasinjuku Group Exhibition
2011-2014 Gallery COSMOS. COSMOS Exhibition
2011-2015, 2019 This Year’s Cherry Blossom, CROSSROAD GALLERY & Roonee 247 fine arts
2014, 2016, 2019 RAIEC Tokyo Satellite Portfolio Exhibition
2016.5.24-29 Solo Photo Exhibition ‘Flowers in the Sea’ at Roonee 247 Photography. Yotsuya, Tokyo

2020 September 17-November 14, Texas Photographic Society’s exhibition, 33rd Annual Members-Only Show, juried by Bill Wright

‘Hydrangea in the Sea’, Exhibited at Bill and Alice Wright Photo Gallery, The Center for ContemporaryArts, Abilene, TX.

2021.2/22-3.6 Solo Exhibition, “Flowers in the Sea II,” at Ju-ichi gatu Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo

2021.5.4-25, Introspection: Outside the Picture, Agora Gallery, NY, Group Exhibition by members represented by Agora Gallery

Awards
2013 Selected in 38th JPSfor ”Tokorozawa”
2013,15,18 Mt. ROKKO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL Photo Review, selected.
2015 Nominated for Excellence prize in 40th JPSfor ”Murmur of Stones”

2020 Circle Foundation Contest Finalist, qualified for exhibition in Art Expo 2020 New York, Scheduled to be exhibited in November 18-21, 2021

2020 September 17-November 14, Texas Photographic Society’s exhibition, 33rd Annual Members-Only Show, juried by Bill Wright

Honorable Mention Award, for ‘Hydrangea in the Sea’, Exhibited at Bill and Alice Wright Photo Gallery, The Center for ContemporaryArts, Abilene, TX.

Publication
2012.12 ASAHI CAMERA , Nominated for the Second prize by Hiroh Kikai with “Red Juban Kimono”
2016, June, Flowers in the Sea, PhotoCon, pp.164-6.
Photo Book ‘Flowers in the Sea’, May 2016Tokorozawa Photo Studio, available at Amazon, Japan

2020 SPOTLIGHT Contemporary Art Magazine #19 pp. 62-63, 'Agave in the Sea & Tritoma in the Sea

2021 SPOTLIGHT Contemporary Art Magazine 23, p.90, Flower Peach in Town.

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KORDAS, ALEXANDRA

About Alexandra
Between heaven and hell, life and death, joy and pain - the works of art by Alexandra Kordas
address the rift between redemption and damnation. Her leitmotif, the Christ Cross, sets
powerful impulses in her works as a symbolism for the confrontation.
My art comes from the depths of the soul and does not need to be constructed, comments
Alexandra Kordas, who only created her first artwork in 2018 and has not put down her brush
since. The trigger for this creative boost was an illness of her son two and a half years ago,
which she held at home for weeks. Lonely and frustrated, she suddenly felt a deep desire to
become artistically active. She listened to her inner voice and started. From that moment on,
she never stopped painting and created paintings, sculptures and installations in many ways,
in various forms and materials. The inspiration for her works of art comes mainly directly from
her soul. Alexandra Kordas wakes up at night and sees her next motif in front of her. Current
social and political hotspots of our world play a major role in this, as do current spiritual,
emotional and intellectual influences.
Between heaven and hell, life and death, joy and pain, the themes of her works of art move
in the conflict of the poles. The symbol of the cross runs like a handwriting through her
contemporary - sometimes provocative - works. The artist does not attach any theological
importance to the cross, but the cross stands with her as a symbol of shame, as it did in the
early Christian period. Her art gives the artist the opportunity to open in a creative way that
she would have previously thought of being impossible. For her, art is the form of expression
in order to be able to reveal and process her feelings and deep emotional injuries from her
childhood unfiltered.
For Alexandra Kordas, it is essential that her art points the finger at the wounds of society
and the injuries of human beings. Her art is meant to open the eyes of the viewers. In doing
so, the artist consciously addresses difficult topics that one does not normally like to look at,
because they are painful and hurt. It’s her intention to bring the viewers into contact with the
problems and grievances of our world in order to stimulate an argument.
Alexandra Kordas previously worked as an actress and screenwriter. Especially the work on
a screenplay, which took place in the Second World War, had a lasting influence on the artist
and still employs her today. For the script, she interviewed many contemporary witnesses
who touched her deeply and made it impossible for her to live and think as before. The artist
did not receive any artistic training in the classical sense. Her artistic creativity and passion
matured in the 10 years at the Waldorf School (Rudolf Steiner School), whose teaching
the program focuses on the creative, artistic and spiritual world. In the artist´s childhood,
traumatic things happened that confronted and hurt her with pain and passion. But she also
had the privilege of a very carefree and independent life on the other side, which is why
today her artistic discord between ¨paradise and purgatory¨ stems.

LEE, CHUTING

About Chuting
Chuting is a contemporary artist whose practise incorporates painting, craft and performance. Her work is centralised on narrative identity, through the exploration of cultural influence and conflict of self. Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2015, where she specialised in Footwear Design, this time cemented her interest in traditional craftsmanship, which led her to delve into her own identity through the making process
and develop an individual artistic language.
Since graduating, Chuting has continued to combine traditional craft with performance, creating intricate forms that deconstruct and transform her subject matter. She constructs a surreal landscape through movement and sensory stimulation, working in a diverse range of mediums including leather, ceramic, glass and paint.
Chuting states, ‘I let the material and forms find me. I capture the moment of transformation that expresses
my feeling.’ She aims to create innovative work that captures both her heritage and the inner workings of her soul, whilst addressing her sense of place and purpose.
Chuting is currently working on a series of mixed media paintings titled Catastrophic Love 36, which reflect the traditional values associated with love.

LEVAI, LAURIN

About Laurin
I would describe creativity as ways and means to express my emotions. Paintings, text(literature) and
sound are ways for us humans to connect with each other. Externally as well as internally. Art in
combination with perception opens up windows and doors in our consciousness. Art brings people
together, it helps individuals define themselves and at the same time transport subjective messages.
Each of my abstract pieces is the result of an intensive work processes, emotionally charged
moments where I want to create abstract as well as colourful atmospheric pieces; using a variety of
methods. I also want to bring energy, dedication and intimacy into the houses and homes of the
people who can connect with my work.
My process begins with my selection of colours. Influenced by my current emotions and mindset I
continue until my work has transformed into a portal of Insight. My pictures are an abstract
perception of the world that can and should be interpreted differently by each individual. I find it
fascinating to see how my work affects people and like the conversations that ensue from it .
Since I was a child the joy of working with your hands, colours, sounds; the whole process of
perceiving, interpreting and internalising has been important to me. The feeling of creating pictures
and sounds through the use of various mediums is an expression and transcendence of myself.
The public presentation of my pictures signifies the completion of my process. The exhibition of my
art in galleries is very important to me as it gives me the opportunity to incorporate smell and sound
Into the viewing experience, Laurin Levai .

MADHOUSE, DAVE

About Dave
For the last 7 years, DIVE has been exploring the outer bounds of the sub-conscious mind, through his dreamy abstract and mesmerizing contemporary artworks. Often based on glimpses of a color-scheme or a figurative object – caught in the mind while asleep or right before he falls asleep.
For DIVE, his pieces are a reflection of his un-conscious mind alongside an ongoing dialogue with that depicted in the dream. A dialogue with the inner or elevated self. This soulful journey comes out as layers of fragments intertwined. Bringing naïvistic objects into orbit of his abstract expressionistic forms. Pushing the relation between the perceived external reality and the abstracted internal essence. For this abstract expressionistic exploration, DIVE mainly works with acrylics, oil paint, spray paint and oil pastels. On canvas or linen canvas, depending on the desired structure. Since the start, DIVE has been exhibited in dozens of group- and solo exhibitions worldwide. From multiple exhibitions in New York to Laguna Beach and London, to Venice, Luxembourg and Stockholm all the way over to Foshan and Guangzhou in mainland China. Over the years attracting a substantial collector base of today over 100 unique private and corporate collectors globally.

MALKA GÓRECKA, MARTYNA

About Martyna

Martyna Malka Górecka /born 1991/ -  oil painter, photographer, drawer, painting school owner.

In 2018 graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Master of Fine Art degree/painting). In 2013 graduated from Studio Sztuki (profession: Artistic Photographer).

For two years she has been an owner of the painting and drawing school ‘Powidok’ in Warsaw.

She has made several dozens of exhibitions and individual shows in Poland.

Presently she's making a series of realistic paintings based on impressions from travels: the main topic of her works are forms of fish or seafood. She rescales natural, real fish formed in groups to non - real size. It is like a glimpse, a fleeting memory about lights and colors. All of her paintings are abstracted frames and they are just like a game between forms and essence. She is like a seeker for abstraction in the natural world.

MIYAOKA, YOICHI

About Yoichi
Yoichi Miyaoka was born in Ehime, Japan.
I studied the basics of sculpture at Aichi University of the Arts, sculpture department, where I initially worked on figurative sculpture, but gradually became fascinated by abstract representations and attracted to stone.
After graduating from the university, I improved my skills at the granite quarry and the stone factory, and created numerous sculpture artworks by commissions from all over Japan.
My expression is broadening by working with wood and clay recently.
I participated in a lot of group exhibitions and sculpture symposiums, solo exhibitions and won an award in an International Sculpture Competition of the Awaji Flower Festiva(Japan Flora 2000).  In the same year, my winning sculpture became a permanent exhibition.
Currently, I live and create artworks in Beppu-city, Oita which is famous for hot springs.

MODERSITZKI, HERMANN

About Hermann
While studying Egyptian art, I noticed that sculptures are carved out of stone and
then painted.
So, there were sculptures and pictures at the same time. This type of art was
neglected and then completely discontinued. Michelangelo is typical for sculptures
going their own way. He worked the marble, and the marbling was the coloring for the
work. With the creation of monuments, metal, painting, and the creation of sculpture
drifted apart.
The colorful sculptures had disappeared from everyday life. Til today. There is a clear
separation between sculpture and painting.
And that is where my path begins. I had set myself the goal of reuniting painting and
sculpture, even if only visually. Not like in general with different colors, blue green,
yellow etc., but only with one color.
My considerations and work were based on the following guidelines that I gave
myself: My way of thinking, first applying paint then liquid metal, and through the
the incidence of light and the way of looking at it, I get a sculpture and the painting
dissolves.
A painting was created and at the same time an optical sculpture. Painting
sculptures. Revolutionary. Presenting an optical sculpture created with a brush to the
viewer. I call this type of work Hermyism, which is not a style, but an art in its own
way, declares Hermann Modersitzki .

MÜLLER, MATILDA

About Matilda
My artistic work is a constant search and exploration of ways in which I could express
everything I carry within me.
I am inspired by life and everything that takes place in it and what it consists of: people,
nature, books, music, dance, photography and the world around me.
Through artistic expression, I convey my own thoughts, state of heart and spirit and often
show my own attitude towards outward events. I also write down and paint out things that
don’t concern me directly, but which I see in someone else.
I have always walked through this world, so to speak, with my "head in clouds". Whatever I
was doing: writing, dancing, drawing, photographing or speaking - I was expressing my view
of things.
If you’d ask me why I paint and write, I will tell you that it is my inner necessity, a constant
need. Like breathing.
Images of all shapes, words and sounds, have been pounding on the door of my insides
since I was a child. With time I have decided to learn to let them out. Mostly, I choose
spontaneously the ways I let them go and sometimes I have a concept.
Sometimes I use a pencil to draw shapes, sometimes felt-tip pens, sometimes ink and then
acrylic or oil paints, sometimes I use gouache, pastels and sometimes watercolor.
Sometimes everything is black and white and sometimes everything screams with color.
Sometimes it’s an art project, land-art, or poetry. Sometimes I bend the wire and create
objects from it. But for the most part, it’s a combination of everything that comes to my
hands or to my mind. Sometimes I make graphic art, write, sketch, dance, play, sing, practice
various painting techniques, take photos, research in clay, make collages or take classes
from various artists around the world.
I graduated in painting and visual arts at Arthouse - College of Visual Arts in Ljubljana,
Slovenia and became a graduate painter. (B.F.A.). I also finished the design of graphic
products at the Faculty of Graphic Arts in Zagreb, Croatia and became a graduate graphic
designer.
As you can see, I embarked on a learning journey, from academic to my own. It still lasts.
I have also studied classical and modern art with several artists at home and around the
world, through various workshops and in between working on my paintings I usually like to
practice different techniques.
Also, I love sculpture and illustration, further on I want to explore and learn as much as
possible.
So far, I have exhibited at several group and several solo exhibitions and at the Days of
Slovenian Culture. At the ArtOpen international competition, I won two awards of
recognition: the first for sculpture and the second for conceptual art.
Finally, I look mostly for my own ways.
I like to explore. I also love to learn. In addition to traditional teachings about art, I have
always been interested in shifts outside the familiar context, trips into the unknown,
exploration of something different and creation of something new.
Constant repetitions quickly bore me (although I know that “repetition is the mother of
knowledge”) and then I just start doing something different.
I like to mix different art elements - I use line, surface and texture in my own way.
Using wet or dry painting techniques is nice, but I like to combine seemingly incompatible -
orange with blue, green with purple, plastic with wood, canvas with glass, pastels with
acrylic, pasty paint with azure. At some point, I used to melt a photo with a lighter and paint
with felt-tip pens over it. In this way I created unique visual objects. Sometimes, all that
research works for me, but many times it doesn’t.
I really like the elements of surprise in artistic expression. In my own ways, I try to
emphasize what I think is important and also explore how to enhance the image experience.
The way I express myself differs, depending on current ideas, thoughts and feelings.
In conclusion, I can say that I do not limit myself to any technique or style.
I am currently working with intense, vivid colors and lines to paint human portraits, self-
portraits or nature. They were created by sketching on small papers for several months and
Now I am transferring these sketches to large canvases.
I often remember Klee’s statement that the lines should be let out for a walk. It encourages
me strongly not to stick to proven concepts but to listen to my insides and play it on my
canvases or some other material. I take them for “a walk” and let them move freely.
I emphasize life, passion, warmth and feelings with vivid colors.
When I look at my art, my works remind me of different musical genres, depending on the
moment in which they were created and the topic I was dealing with. Sometimes they
remind me of surrealist composers like Eric Satie or Guillaume Apollinaire, sometimes of
“dream pop”, some of “rock band” and “underground music”.
I prefer not to be reduced to any group or style, but, if I have to, I’d say that my expression
belongs to modern art, to periods from Impressionism through Expressionism to Abstract
Expressionism and Symbolism.
With my art, I want to invite every person to start thinking outside their own framework.
That way I bring it closer to “ordinary people”. I don’t want to keep it inside hermetically
sealed art circles.
I traveled the world but what is important can’t fit into a resume because the most
important things happen to us between factography, right?
Who knows where all this will take me?
It is important to constantly learn and create.
Knowledge is constantly changing but what I know is that every work I create represents
what I am experiencing currently, what I have already experienced or represents something
yet to come.
Currently I live and work in Zagreb, Croatia.

NAWERI

About Naweri

„At first, everything flows wildly. Chaos arises.

My heart races.

The creation process sends me into a frenzy. I do not notice what is happening around me.

I am very impatient and would like to know immediately how my work looks completed but my art always teaches me something new, the creative artistic process is not predictable. It is simply not plannable.

I ultimately surrender to this process.

When the confusion subsides and my heart begins to beat regularly again, I start to work on every detail with passion and suddenly everything becomes clear....

My artist name is Naweri and I live in Germany near Darmstadt where I work as an independent artist in my studio.

work in my Atelier.

My main focus is abstract paintings (representations) and fascinating (impressive)Pourings, which stand out due to an intense color scheme, strong contrasts, or even harmonious tone-on-tone.

My inspirations are guided by feelings and thoughts, including reveries.

Sometimes it is just a moment, a mood or a special song.

So I get through my work in other worlds without even setting foot outside my Atelier door.“

NEIMEIJER, ERIK

About Erik
Erik Neimeijer is a Dutch rock 'n roll musician and painter of huge colorful paintings. His vibrant pictures of gambling men, planes, bulls, musicians, cars, lovers and tropical scenes have a Caribbean vibe and a loose but very recognizable style. Somewhere between Walt Disney and Diego Rivera he creates a dynamic, lovable and sturdy new world.

Erik Neimeijer (1982) was educated as a Social Psychologist and plays guitar and sings in the non-stop touring Dutch rock band Bökkers. In the summer of 2017 he had his first art-exhibition and started painting and showing his art at an incredible pace at several Dutch and Dutch-Caribean galleries in the same non-stop manner he plays his music. A 25-paintings solo-exhibition opened at the 27th of July at the Herman Brood Museum in the Netherlands in 2019. In the fall of 2019 his paintings were exhibited in DAC Concepts Gallery in Greece and at Red Dot Miami, during Miami Art Basel in Florida. In 2021 he really spreads his wings to galleries in Paris, New York, London and Madrid.

'The primary purpose of my art is to communicate with the viewer. Each of my paintings reaches out to the audience, as if screaming: “Do you know this feeling?” On canvas, I create landscapes, people, and feelings that I have dreamt up. To me, a work is defined by the style in which it was created. I am not the kind of artist that is locked up in their atelier. I enjoy both working for and collaborating with people. Like with music and listeners, the value of art stems from what happens when it is perceived by the viewer.’

NICKELS, ANNE

About Anne

Swedish artist Anne Felicie Nickels, best known for her kiln formed glass sculptures, started her artistical career in 2016. Through years of research and practice, Nickels has gained an advanced understanding and mastery of glasswork processes.

“I am an artist driven by learning and exploring the limits of my medium. My ambition is to continually develop and improve each technique I employ.”

To create her unique, vibrant gl ass pieces, Nickels administers surface and color manipulation through multiple firings and finishes with cold work. The works explore the themes of cultural heritage, human identity and nature. Using the central motifs of faces and eyes, and decorative patterns, Nickels invites the viewer to meet and explore the soul of her subjects.

“My art has no intention of directly addressing any issue but more to open our mind. Life science and humankind fascinates me and inspires my creative pursuits.”

Nickels’s artwork has been exhibited internationally and published in several art books and magazines around the world. She has been rewarded internationally and is represented by galleries in both Europe and USA.

NOWAK, SHANNON

About Shannon

Swedish artist Anne Felicie Nickels, best known for her kiln formed glass sculptures, started her artistical career in 2016. Through years of research and practice, Nickels has gained an advanced understanding and mastery of glasswork processes.

“I am an artist driven by learning and exploring the limits of my medium. My ambition is to continually develop and improve each technique I employ.”

To create her unique, vibrant gl ass pieces, Nickels administers surface and color manipulation through multiple firings and finishes with cold work. The works explore the themes of cultural heritage, human identity and nature. Using the central motifs of faces and eyes, and decorative patterns, Nickels invites the viewer to meet and explore the soul of her subjects.

“My art has no intention of directly addressing any issue but more to open our mind. Life science and humankind fascinates me and inspires my creative pursuits.”

Nickels’s artwork has been exhibited internationally and published in several art books and magazines around the world. She has been rewarded internationally and is represented by galleries in both Europe and USA.

OGURTSOV, ARTEM

About Artem
Born on 1th February in 1980 in Moscow - Russia. I finished an art college in 1997, and graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design in Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry with a diploma in 2003. For a long time I have been worked as a designer in various professional areas. Due to the lack of creative realization, I took up my own independent creativity. I have been professionally engaged in the creation of paintings and graphics since 2001. I work and experiment with a variety of paintings and graphic materials and techniques. I prefer a sophisticated synthesis of oil glazing techniques, collages, scratching and my own techniques. For a long time, I positioned my art only in a nonprofit format and recently started to enter the art market. A short time ago, I became interested in creating video art, and experience in CG, especially with 3D-graphics, came in handy. Sometimes I spend my free time outdoors, creating realistic landscapes in dry pastel or oil. At the moment, I am working in the direction of subconstructivism, defining and naming it in this way myself, and based on a project approach to creating my works, a strict hierarchical structure, but also a significant emphasis on aestheticization of pure form, which is the basis for the formation of a sophisticated architectonics in my artworks. Inside a simple basic form, there is a second plan, subordinate to the general composition. It is a deep layer representation in more detail like a fractal structure. Thus, the work is perceived both at arm's length and at a distance of several meters. The visual image, is a self-sufficient language for communicating with the viewer, in my opinion. It does not require textual accompaniment and verbal decoding. Wherein; variability, variety, innuendo and depth of the point are integral features of this language. I do not impose my point of view and do not set a goal for the viewer to draw conclusions, but I bring the viewer to work together, to the result is subjective impressions. Like inferences after reading a book, they are more valuable than the content of reviews and critical articles. The desired effect is the ambiguity of the semantic interpretation, an invitation to the viewer to co-create in creating a full-fledged impression of my work. Phonetic of the Latin language - the language of science and philosophy, which is the "lingua mortis", is intertwined with the languages of the world, which makes it somewhat easier to understand. The title of the work only sets the direction of the movement of thought in case of need for a semantic load, without limiting the possibilities of the image. Otherwise, the visual verbalization, its semantic unambiguity, discards the mystery that is incomprehensible to the end even to me.

OSTAPENKO, NATALIA

About Natalia
Natalia Ostapenko (b. 1990, Ukraine) is a visual artist based in Lille, France.
She has developed a highly refined, abstract style, which creates kaleidoscopic,
geometric compositions with evocative colour palettes. This approach draws on her past experience as a designer and makes reference to historic painting movements and applied fine arts. These non-representational works hold strong associations with reality, for example emulating the experience of changing light at dawn or the patchwork of colours within a summer landscape. Ideas of collage are important with some works reminiscent of cut-paper modernist works; other use layering to create depth.
Her main materials are acrylic on canvas and each work is carefully researched in advance, integrating airbrushing for both visual and narrative effect. Ostapenko has an MA from National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv. She has exhibited extensively in Europe and her work is held within international private
collections.

PALMA, CONSUELO

About Consuelo
My artistic process seeks freedom, offering a world of stories that flow in an intimate space and in an unconscious imagination. I discharge through it, a complex personal inner world, since I believe in art as a flow of ideas, thoughts, emotions, contradictions that are expressed, that is why my art is a form of sharing what is sometimes not possible to do with words. Also, I seek to generate dialogue and natural paths between each element as well as between the observer and each piece of art, so my work makes sense, it gets completed, creating a story, throughout contemplation. As a result of my search, I play with various techniques and work with various series, Materials and dimensions with the aim of creating relevant visual and emotional experiences. I look for significant elements that I rescue from those anonymous places that perhaps with time will fade and get resignified, integrated into a new reality, joining the dimension of emotions and intimate experiences, generating a dialogue between each element that makes up a work, its inhabited space and the viewer.
In the world of my sculptures, all made of ceramics and with a variety of techniques, I am creating series. In one of them I evoke the Apachetas, altars dedicated to the Pachamama that the settlers of the Inca Empire built with stones on the side of the roads so that their travels were successful. Far from home, these were altars to pray towards mother earth, begging her for protection on the journey. I have sought to create my own Apachetas as a symbol of protection for those who live, like me, far from her homeland. Another series are rocks created in search of serenity. They were born out of the need for inner calm, spirituality and strength. In the world of my paintings I relate the intimate experience of the expatriate connecting the inner world with the world that surrounds us, I evoke the experiences that mark the steps when making the way in borrowed lands. Emotions unleashed between streets and corners, experiences mark our history. The elements collected from these places become symbols of this stage of my life, generating dialogue by connecting these places with my personal world and sharing them through my work. In my work speak the soul, intuition and experiences , declares Consuelo Palma .

PAZDALSKA, ANNA

About Anna
I come from the beautiful historic city Krakow in the very heart of Europe. I was born in 1969 and
studied at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. I completed my diploma under the supervision of
Prof. Marian Konieczny in 1996.
I have always wanted to express myself through colour, but it is the spatial form that has allowed me
to fully depict my world. I sculpt women, or rather my reminiscences of them. I am interested in the
spatial systems, movements and emotions that encapsulate women.
I already have a number of national exhibitions to my name and have participated in numerous art
fairs, for example Barcelona in 2017 and 2018 and Paris in 2019, Venice 2021,declares Anna Pazdalska .

PERSOONS, BART

About Bart

Life motto: "There is a time for everything."

Bart Persoons (born in 1967 in Belgium, lives and works in Erps-Kwerps, 16 km from Brussels, the capital of Europe) is a painter who, at first sight, creates abstract, colourful canvases with a simple signature, i.e. hundreds to thousands of small, vertical stripes.

He has found a way to bring peace of mind back into his life by applying small stripes to the canvas in a very ordered, harmonious and structured manner. As such, he only makes works for himself. Many viewers, however, feel the same pressure in their heads and fall into a kind of trance of calm by looking at Bart's works.

The result is a world that he has appropriately named 'The Little People'. Each little stripe represents a human being in full abstraction.

In some of the works, he makes his Little People walk a path to somewhere -- a search for who we are or what we want to become.

The slow process of creation and construction is crucial in the artist's work. He wants to take viewers along into that slow process and give them an insight into the fact that the "instant" society in which we live today creates immense pressure. Accepting slowness constitutes an important part of the work.  Every painting needs time to dry and some buyers have to wait 6 to 10 months before the work can be delivered. That is really smashing, for it goes completely against the grain of today’s "instant."

Produced slowly with oil paint, all the works display a high degree of order, structure and focus. The impasto technique confers depth and emphasizes the purity of the paint.

Specifications of the works of art: 

  • The works are made on linen canvas, Universal 661 Professional linen, back side stapled
  • Oil paint: in particular Winsor& Newton (Artists’ oil colour), Rembrandt (Artists’ quality), Mussini
  • Inspired by Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Sol Lewitt, Yves Klein, Bram Bogaert

The series of oil paintings for the Monat Gallery is about the search of each one of us. Everyone is looking for the highest good (success, love, a warm home, a father, a mother, sex, happiness, etc.). That highest good is symbolized by the golden atmosphere in which the work is bathed, declares Bart Persoons .

PEGUERO, SARAH

About Sarah

I share a little piece of my heart in every painting I create. I rarely know beforehand how the new artwork will shape and develop. Nothing is given or decided; the blank canvas itself provokes inspiration.

It is exciting to stand in front of a white canvas. A thousand thoughts and artworks start to dance in my head. I just get started and once the lines, shapes and colors start coming together, an idea for the motive takes form as well. This high degree of unpredictability and impulse fascinates me and brings energy & dynamics into my art. Spontaneity lives. Monotony does not exist in my world!

When I paint, I am free. In a way, I transport myself to my second universe. My art is fueled by impulse, mood and creativity more than predetermined ideas or genres. I do not consider my paintings complete until the motive, all colors and elements come together as a unity and no single piece bothers my eye. The hours I spend in front of the easel are pure contemplation, happiness and balm for my soul. When I paint, the world outside my studio could end, and I would not notice,declares Sarah Peguero.

Sarah creates her paintings across multiple genres and with a constant desire to try new techniques and approaches. She works with a wide palette of (materials /tools)such as oil- and acrylic paint, pen, cole and crayons on canvas. Sarah has a weakness for Gold color that she uses in different materials and structures, almost becoming a trademark in her paintings. Born, raised and awarded a university degree in Interior Design in the Caribbean. Sarah later moved to Paris in France to learn French and study Fashion Illustration.

Some of her works have also appeared in famous magazines as: VOGUE UK, HOUSE AND GARDEN UK, WORLD OF INTERIORS UK & the Luxury Property Magazine, Abode2.

POLNAUER, DORETTE

About Dorette

Dorette Polnauer works mainly on topics of color-symbolic perception of the outside world. Three motifs are woven into the painterly language of the artist, namely the spiral, the outfit as well as the framing and the red color. On her study trips to Malta, Africa and Australia, Polnauer explores the symbolic meaning of the spiral motif. She uses inherent energy of this symbol, rooted in the life-giving form of the germs in the plant world, to express the primitive life force. The motif "dress and framing" symbolizes the social behavior of the people, i.d., how the cultural people cover themselves and identify themselves.

The red color has been associated with the meaning of life and power, love and eroticism in the collective memory of the Westerners. The artist connects it as an element carrying emotions with the other two morphological motifs. For her paintings, Polnauer prefers the "pure color", which she makes from pigments herself and mixes further with ash and sand.

Polnauer was born in 1955. After studying "Graphic design" at the Merz Akademie and being connected to the artist group "Experiment" in Stuttgart, she took on other academic studies in Salzburg, Remscheid and Trier. Now she works as an artist with teaching activities at home and abroad.

RABOU, ATINA

About Atina
Atina Rabou is a self-taught artist, based in Cologne.
Born in Germany in 1985, with Iranian roots.
She studied in Maastricht (NL) and worked in the fields of international Marketing.
Without any professional art education, she is devoting herself passionately to the process of painting and drawing - craving for emotional expression..
"My work is shaped by instinctive compositions and strongly influenced by the fascination for the natural course of things, driven by coincidences, destruction and transformation.
Working with a variety of tools such as acrylics, spray paint, pencil or (oil) pastels on a surface, I let myself flow through the process while experiencing different phases ... until it hits that one point where everything is just right.
Starting with a thought, idea or feeling and transforming it into a piece of art that opens a window to the inner voice of every viewer - this is so powerful to me.", declares Atina Rabou .

RAMADANI, AJTENI

About Ajteni

My Name is Ajteni Ramadani, born in North Mazedonia and based in Germany. Through various studies within Germany, i continued my education in seminars, nude painting, paint events and wood sculpting. My Art Directions range from the representation of various objects of abstract works of Art to experimental painting. My productions are mainly based on Canvas with oil, acrylic, ink, chalk and spray painting, through which I express immediate and pure emotions. I Love to let off steam on large Canvas work with colours and different Materials. When i paint , the creation process is impulsive , powerful and unpredictable spacially when paint flies and flows in all directions!

ROMERO, HÉCTOR

About Héctor

I like design and architecture, which is characteristic of my work, but taken to volumetric and forceful minimalism. Landscapes modelled by sunlight and shadows. 

I look for the viewer to interpret the work and discover the visual games it contains.

Although I feel comfortable with the style and artistic technique used in my "Blocks" series, I am constantly experimenting and trying new things. declares Héctor Romero. 

I was born in Malaga in 1973.

Soon I moved with my family to Madrid, where I currently reside.

With a restless and creative character, it has always been clear to me that my professional

activity would have to be related to design, art and creativity.

I studied interior design and after working as a freelance and in several architecture and

design companies, in 2004 I decided to create the VOLTEO studio where I currently work.

Carrying out a wide variety of projects, I received some awards and mentions:

1stAccesit: Hotel Lobby (Intercidec 2018 Competition).

2nd Prize: Bathroom (Interior design contest; Versace Style 2017)

1st Prize: Concept Store ( Architecture and Interior Design Competition Porcelanosa 2016)

Accesit: Centerpiece (Italcementti-Alessi International Competition 2016)

Finalist: Yacht (Porcelanosa Architecture and Interior Design Competition 2015)

1st Prize: Commercial premises (Porcelanosa Architecture and Interior Design Competition

2014)

Finalist: Restaurant (Porcelanosa Architecture and Interior Design Contest 2013)

Finalist: Home (Porcelanosa Architecture and Interior Design Competition 2012)

2nd prize: Arab Villa (Interior Design Competition 2012)

Accesit: Akaba Stand (Stands Design Contest organized by COAM 2006)

1st prize: Nemetschek Stand (Stand Design Contest organized by COAM 2004)

I have always liked painting, going through a great variety of styles.

Encouraged by some recognitions and good critics, it is since a few years ago when I

decided to make my work visible and I have the opportunity to start exhibiting.

Familiar with the use of perspective, technical drawing and the creation of spaces, I focus

on a pictorial style mixture of surrealism, architectural minimalism, expressionism,

metaphysical ... desolate landscapes where the common link is in the combination of large

blocks or forceful volumes, creating disturbing spaces. Impossible perspectives, dreamlike

atmospheres where small shadows wander, geometries that betray themselves.

I like to bring something more to the works. A touch of mystery and optical illusion,

creating forced perspectives with characters in different planes to observe the scene from

two different points of view. There are almost always two human figures to give

proportion to the composition. Sometimes, it is the same person, represented at the same

time in the same place, but in a different point of view.

But beyond the pretended game of illusionism that in the end proposes all art, I propose a

three-dimensional plastic reflection on perspective, light and color. An open window to

the world of dreams.

I have participated in Speed Painting contests:

1st Prize Speed Painting Dalí Square (2017).

1st Prize Speed Painting Dalí Square (2015)

1st Prize Fast Painting Dalí Square (2010)

Popular Vote Award Speed Painting Dali Square (2019)

Selection Fast Painting Retiro (2011)

Selection Fast Painting Retiro (2009)

SALVADOR, FREDDY

About Freddy
Self-taught plastic artist. He is also an audiovisual producer and graphic designer born in the city of Maracay, Venezuela.
When observing his work, composed mostly of parallel lines and diagonals, his references are evident: a succession of equidistant lines, composed patterns of flashes and vibrations, his style of work is drawn by directions of lines that it has to create planes and shapes, were then through juxtaposition and links between them, provocon of visual.
During his creative process, he discovered that from the same work another is born by peeling off the strips with remains of paint and adhering them on another background plane; he manages to compose from recycling, a new series, which is a free and organic line molded by him, making use of the most important material of his work ,the masking tape, thus giving life to a new constructive form on different supports using wood, cardboard, acrylic, glass, acetate, taking into account the possibility of working with different formats.
It is evident that Freddy Salvador prioritizes the grapho act that generates the superposition of lines and bodies through the full and the void, working the shadows and the reflection of these lines in different supports ,organizing his work undoubtedly influenced by all his background in the graph and visual medium in which the construction of form, figure and background prevail, principles that he adopts from the beginning when he worked as an audiovisual producer in which he discovered his interest in Art Direction, and since then he has been immersed in the service of ideas and thoughts, that is why he decides to develop his stage as a visual artist where the works they generate vibrate with their own expressive power, generating opportunities for meditation .

SCHREVEN, IRIS

About Iris
After attending the Royal Academy of Art in Den Bosch (NL), Iris Schreven (1971) entered
the world of business before giving up her full-time job as an artwork coordinator to become an artist herself in 2007.
She has worked with an abundance of styles and techniques. From art in colourful scenes to a self-conceived method of painting using porcelain enamel and paint. This technique was very well received, but the emergence of “epoxy painters” persuaded her to explore different avenues.
Nowadays, it is the female face that features most prominently in her work. The paintings contain both figurative and abstract elements, turning the whole into a mystical alienation of reality. Based on her three pillars Coincidence, Technique and Time, she is guided by a desire to re-create the inner beauty of each life form.

« With a perfectionist eye and a healthy dose of self-criticism each artwork receives my
utmost devotion. I have shown myself eager to learn and definitely choose quality over
quantity. »

There is also a sense of modesty about her portraits and dreamy landscapes – timeless but with a contemporary signature: her use of both old and present-day materials makes this possible. Like acrylic and oil paint, sand, chalk, wood veneer, ink, pigments, pencil, rust and so forth. Iris also likes to switch from stretched linen to wooden panel, aluminum, or red copper plate. All to be treated differently due to the characteristics of the material.

Schreven is a painter with international exposure from the Netherlands. Her paintings are housed in several private collections around the world.
« Open your eyes and dream! »

SELENE´S ART

About Selene

Selene is a contemporary artist based in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Her passion and dedication for art began in 2013 when she started expressing her emotions through abstract art. Although primarily an autodidact, she has also improved her portrait and landscape skills by taking private classes with several well-established German & Dutch painters.

She is profoundly interested in the alchemical effect of different materials, creating captivating textural elements through the addition of layer after layer of acrylic paint, in the pursuit of light, depth and harmony. Selene’s work is fundamentally intuitive and illustrates a dynamic conflict between the order of symmetry and the creative nature of chaos. She sees her work as an expression of the forces churning in her unconscious mind and routinely records her dreams, which provide the inspiration for her art.

SINKO, SABINA

About Sabina

Born in Maribor, lives in Lendava, Slovenia. After studying art and art education, she works artistically as a painter and costume, set and puppet designer. She exhibited in Slovenia and internationally including UK, Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Slovakia, Germany and Italy. She created visually many theater performances in Slovenia and abroad. In addition to artistic creation she is an Assistant Professor at University of Maribor.

In her artistic work as a painter she focuses on painting watercolors and acrylic techniques on canvas, paper and silk. Her research topics are relationships between reality and fantasy, mass and popular culture and intimacy. She often tends to surrealism, combination of natural and artificial worlds, humans and animals. She combines elements from different sources within a single painting, influenced by her observations of peoples' daily interactions with nature she create a moving and unique portraits. As it is known from history an "ideal beauty" is an entity, that is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture. In her new series “Beautiful and Ugly” she research the beauty as a phenomenon in aesthetics and sociology in our culture. The portraits are representing her experience with perception of individual face through the process of painting. The flowing watercolor technic, which she use for painting the faces allow her to create an image, that consists the visible and invisible of an individual, which can be transfered to the community in general. The other parts of paintings are painted in acrylic technic, mainly in illustrative way, as a reflection of the surface and two-dimensionality of the occurrence. The portraits are dreamlike and theatrical, with energy that is clearly perceivable by our sense. The images are leading to imagination and comes alive for the person who looks at it. Interlacing by techniques is very obvious in her paintings. She uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolors overlays several times, while maintaining each coat to achieve airness and a watercolor effect. She works in nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed on different basis. Creativity is for her a play between control and freedom where subjects display their feelings, moods and emotions. She has a particular sensitivity for techniques where color-flow reveals the subjects and forms. Ink and watercolor create abstract effects which enrich the visual impact of her work.

SKERRA, DANIELA

About Daniela
As a child you learn to hold a pen and since then I've been painting and living creatively.
I've always been very sensitive and visual to my surroundings.
I grew up in Northern Germany and now for a long time I live on the beautiful island “Fehmarn”
in the baltic sea, near Denmark.
The sea and the special island flair, with all its individual people, inspires me and makes me dream.
Here my thoughts are free when I sit on the beach and look at the horizon, into the far distance:
What is going on in the world right now? ... at other places? ... with other people?
How does it look there? How do they live there?
What happens in the sky, under water, above water, ... ?
The thoughts just come...
These inspirations and current themes in the world, occupy me and I integrate them into my art.
Looking at my artworks... make people think about it ... or just dream.
Also I've traveled a lot and I got to know different countries, cultures and beautiful nature.
This gave me great impressions and experiences. These can also be found in my work.
My art is very diverse. I often try new things, just like in real life.
Sometimes I like to draw with a pencil in detail, mostly drawing people because faces are very
interesting.
And then there are phases where I let my feelings run free, which mostly results in abstract artworks.
I use different techniques e.g. fluid painting, spatula, texturing...
And there are phases when I question the things that are happening in the world.
These pictures are mostly a mix of all techniques, precise and abstract at the same time.
I always start my work with an idea and the process develops as I paint.
And I ́m sometimes amazed by myself what nice artwork I have created.
I mainly paint with acrylic, it is very versatile in terms of design.
But sometimes I also use oil paints or epoxy resin.
In the future I would like to work even more with other materials.
I've also built some small pieces of furniture and decorative elements out of wood.
I exhibited and sold my works (pictures, jewelry, decorations ...) in some shops on the island.
Moreover I ́m a mom of two wonderful kids, I had a longer break from art.
Because art needs patience and calm.
My kids are now older, so I have more time and now I can live out my passion for creative work again.
I love to dive into my own colorful fantasy world.
I'm not sure which category of art I would put in my artwork.
... abstract, modern, visual, contemporary ...
There are different directions, I don't want to commit myself.
Everything is evolving and I'm always looking for new inspiration.
My favorite quotes that I would say the same way:
Claude Monet: "I don't create miracles, I just waste a lot of paint."
Frida Kahlo: "I paint my own reality., declares Daniela Skerra .

SLEP, DALIA

About Dalia
I was born and live in Lithuania, I have tried pouring techniques, also drawing
realistic artworks for a while, I have realized that abstract art allows me to express my emotions, to
express myself. I found myself in abstract art and only in it I see myself. Each picture tells a
different story. I love the whole process of painting, you never know what emotions it will evoke,
especially I like when the final result surprises me as well. Painting is my passion, it‘s a wonderful
feeling when people can feel a bit of me through my created pieces.
Painting can be a lifelong learning experience, especially when so much information can be found in the online space. Through the time I’ve learned that it’s impossible to separate the artist from the art, and for that reason, I love getting to know the artists. I am constantly trying to get new experiences from other painters, one of the realistic technique artists that I learned from was Joseph,
Patric Daniels. Also, I am currently a student at Morley College London, where I am deepening my knowledge of abstract art, declares Dalia Slep .

STAMPE, BETINA

About Betina
B. 1970, Denmark
Betina Stampe is a Danish visual artist working across media, including painting, sculpture and ceramics. Her
monochromatic pieces often draw on and mimic nature which is simultaneously calm and dynamic.
Coming from a busy lifestyle as a former business owner and founder of worldwide interior brand
Bloomingville, Stampe felt a need to go back to something simpler, slower and reconnect to materials with
her own hands. The pieces have a strong voice in their own right, while also tying in beautifully with other art
pieces as art collages. This is a skill Stampe has acquired through her interior background. Stampe is
interested in allowing her shapes and textures to express themselves in relation to other pieces.
There is an awareness of the materiality in her work which awakens the senses. Every wave, layer and
surface has been thoughtfully and carefully shaped into place by hand – a stark contrast to the world of mass
production she came from.
Stampe’s creations invite us to reconsider what is important and find strength in nature, the quiet and the calm.

SWINKELS, JOHANNA

About Johanna
My inspiration for painting comes from an Eastern way of thinking, from the flow of movement, from a balance and subtle way of living and looking at life.  I’ve also been inspired by Japanese Zen gardens, the shape of those gardens, as well as the harmony between gardens, with at the same time a certain disharmony.  My paintings evolve from movement, similar to the movements of Japanese garden shapers, where their breath initiates their movement and every garden is formed through simplicity and tranquility. My cardboard installations, where I use this very flexible and light material, also fits into this mindset. Cardboard folds very easily and you can make the most complex installations through a process of natural movements. I compare it with the complexity of a dancer on stage. It appears very easy, but is the result of a process of complexity and perseverance. Both forms of art, my paintings and cardboard installations, were an inspiration to each other. The installations helped me paint, and the painting formed new ideas as well. In regard to my paintings, I first apply a few acrylic gel layers to my canvas to make it smooth. I then apply the last layer with oil paint because that gives me a better opportunity to work from movements and lines because the paint does not dry so quickly. Besides being a painter, I am also a teacher in tai-chi, qi-gong and meditation. This way of living also determines my way of shaping my cardboard installations and my paintings. Flow and balance and color are the most important ingredients of my work, declares Johanna .

TEKADE, SACHIN

About Sachin
Sachin Tekade is best known for his minimal art works culled from white paper. He found his subject –
‘Architectural Surfaces and Patterns’ when he started experimenting with paper while making
architectural models. His subjects vary from ‘Evolution’ to ‘Futuristic forms’ in architecture and
‘Emotions in Space’. His faith in 'Infinite Singularity' and consistent contemplation over his workmanship
in paper helps him hone a distinctive vision. Expression for Sachin is devoid of color. For him, ‘White’ -
encompasses the spirit of purity & evolution.
He investigates the textural qualities of paper to reveal the inherent beauty of this medium. The artist
believes that this minimalist exploration is also a way of ‘Unburdening’ for him. He has held three solo
exhibitions: Seismic, 2012 (Mumbai), The Poetics of Space, 2014 (Mumbai) and Absence, 2015 (New
Delhi). His works feature in several prominent art collections. He has exhibited at VIP Art Fair, USA, in
London at START Art Fair, as well as at India Art Fair, New Delhi.
Sachin was born in Karodi Village of Akola District in Maharashtra. He was first introduced to ‘Paper’ as
a medium while pursuing Art Teacher Diploma in year 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree
from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda in 2006.
Expression for me is devoid of colour. It is white, a light or a shade that encompasses the spirit of purity and
evolution. I have been working with paper as a medium for the past decade, creating surface textures and patterns to
reveal its beauty. The process has evolved from mere cutting and folding to creating a play of light and shade using a
single plane of white paper. Forms, dimensions, and structures that evolve on paper are all inspired by exploring
various facets of three-dimensional spaces. I perceive buildings in forms of different patterns; these architectural
forms could be modern or ancient in nature. My subjects vary from ‘Spiritual Evolution of mind’ to the ‘Futuristic
forms of Architecture’. The former is internal while the latter is external, declares Tekade Sachin .

TOM, RAFA

About Rafa

As a professional fine artist, graduated from the college of fine art, also having another degree in art education, also was an art educator and art programs organiser in schools I worked with, I am able to adapt to any art style and work in different materials and medium also I am able to do different styles in my paintings and mixing different art schools in a modern way as contemporary art and modern impressionism.

My inspirations are the Art Masters: Monet, Manet, Renoir, Dégat, Van goch, Picasso, Delacroix and Micheal Angelo.

Following the art schools of: Impressionism, expressionism, Cubism, Kandensky, Abstract and Classic Art.

In my paintings,  I am using now more Acrylic paints also I use oil paints and mixed medium on canvas; Also I am adding texture sometimes with different artworks as composition and landscapes.

I love landscapes , still lives, and abstract themes, also recently I am doing some fluid arts as now there is a lot of new art materials and paints introduced in the art market for artists to try new artistic creations and inventions in the art world.

I like to spread in my artwork positivity and happiness and make sure that my artwork is perfect before displaying it in an exhibition; I try always to use elegant colours and happy colours as I do not like to spread sadness in my artwork.

I want to add also, that I like pastels, charcoals and water colours and  love to work with these art medium. Also I love to do animal portraits as horses and falcons and human portraits. 

TORRES, GABRIELLA SOPHIA

About Gabriella

I am a Latin abstract visual artist and poet; my work is deeply connected to the rural Iowa landscape where I live.  I am currently creating atmospheric paintings that use natural elements, acrylic paints, and oil pastels on canvas or natural media.  Depending on the mood of the season and how the plants and animals are behaving, I incorporate other materials.

Growing up as a Latin woman in the rural Midwest, I felt most at home in the wilderness, as a wild/other thing myself.  I formed a deep connection to the landscape that has grown into a profound appreciation and desire to seek the grounding and calming effect of nature.  I am drawn to the wild.

My work is informed by natural shapes and forms that are both stark and inviting, haunted, and also, home. My process is to observe and meditate on the contradictions of land and sky, seasonal changes, and the inherent tension between the beauty and violence that exists in nature in its purest form. Each painting is a celebration of the harmony between disparate parts that somehow form a whole, the beauty of belonging and otherness, of wilderness and home.

I allow the materials to find their path on the canvas.  I find patience to be as essential a tool in my palette as any paint can be.  I surrender to the universe; I recognize the art is my other half.  I invite you to share our connection, declares Gabriella Sophia Torres.

VAN DEN AUWLANT, GRIET

About Griet

I’m a Belgian ceramic artist and sculptor in Dubai for the last 7 years.  After exploring many art forms, from piano over painting to fashion design, I was drawn back to clay, one of the most natural materials to work with. Since 2012 I’ve been exploring this medium in different studios in Belgium and Dubai. Playing with texture, discovering and studying clay and pushing the limits of glazes, my work is playful and real, raw and unpretentious, declares Griet Van Den Auwelant .

VANDERMOTTEN, VALERIE

About Griet

My painting is my way to express my feelings. In this journey, I am inspired by the colours themselves, memories of places and nature. I combine colours to find some harmony that follows the philosophy of impermanence of life. I look for subtle depth and light together with overlapping gestural marks in an overall composition. I work on linen with acrylics which help me to play with spontaneous and controlled brush strokes and to explore balance between rhythms and disruption, absence or presence of perspective, colors tension and colors shading. I apply one color at a time to play with the desired level of energy I want to obtain. My paintings are mostly large and aimed at achieving beauty and a visual sensory that is meditative and vibrant. I am an artist engaged to add poetry to my life.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Brussels (Belgium), in 1973, Valerie J.A. Vandermotten is an emerging and awarded artist living and working in the South of Brussels.

 

She started a regular art practice in 2009 by attending art classes at Ecole d'Art d'Uccle and Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Wavre. There, she learned drawing, art history, the old masters painting technique and traditional subject matters.

In 2011, she moved to California (Cupertino and San Francisco) where she has been living for 8 years. She continued her art education at the Pacific Art League School (Palo Alto), and Stanford University (Palo Alto). In 2017, she earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Arts with a focus on Painting and Printmaking at UC Berkeley Extension (San Francisco).

A year later, Valerie J.A. has been a finalist of the Bay Area Masters competition organised by the Peninsula Museum of Art.

Since September 2021, she has been an MFA candidate in Painting at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).

Her work has been exhibited in Belgium, Italy, Germany and California and is part of private collections in Washington, San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley and Belgium.

VAN EGERAAT , ELS

About Els
Born and raised in Bergen op Zoom,The Netherlands, with its beautiful skies.
I studied for 5 years at The Royal Academy of Art in 's-Hertogenbosch.
Painting and drawing is my life.
Having the luxury to withdraw and express yourself .
Working for over 30 years as a children’s book illustrator my focus gradually changed towards
painting and especially experimenting with techniques and materials.
It feels like one big playground to me!
Lately I am trying out different images: abstract forms , let myself be led by the material :
paint, acrylic,gouache and oil, collage, ink.
My way of working is always in progress and is still developing.
Looking for cooperation with other artists and widening my horizon.
There have been quite a number of projects and exhibitions in the past and there still are.
Never a dull moment!, declares Els Van Egeraat .

VANITIRA

About Vanitira

Guardo desde muy niño, en mi memoria, el grato recuerdo de las largas horas que pasaba ensimismado dibujando, intentando de atrapar en mi cuaderno el mundo de los superhéroes, con sus increíbles poderes, y las bellas heroínas de los cómics.

Ése fue el inicio de mi pasión por el dibujo “a lápiz” (las sombras, los difuminados, el carboncillo…) para con los años ir descubriendo el color, su fuerza, los contrastes y sus combinaciones.

Básicamente las cosas importantes no han cambiado: sigo recreando mundos interiores, plasmando mis emociones a través de figuras, colores, matices y dando expresión a unas formas que ahora ya no recuerdan a héroes sinó a “retazos”, momentos o sensaciones que pasan por mi vida.

Lo que sí ha evolucionado es el medio para crear y retener esas sensaciones (ya no hay libreta ni lápiz, sólo pantalla de ordenador y ratón).

La expresión visual cromática y vibrante ha dejado paso a la esencia interior de la obra y ahora el alma de la misma es tan importante como el color y la forma que la componen, como la sensación que representa, y los conceptos, arte y tecnología se entrelazan para ofrecer una obra de gran fuerza emocional e impacto visua

VEGA, PIN

About Pin

MINERAL POETICS.

Nature seeps into art through the materials that make it possible. From this point of view, I am not so much interested in "pictorial matter" as in the strict sense of the word, but rather in the element itself. This is how matter is introduced into my work: firstly,through the addition of pigments, and lastly through their subtraction. My works are generated following a parallel process to that of nature in the conformation of its textures and forms. The four natural elements - water, earth, fire and air - are the components that serve as the basis for the creation of my “pictoesculturas". The mineral pigments and the lands I choose are eroded and transformed into the work through these tools. It is the only way to create something natural and which appears to be unaltered by man. 

Like poetry, my work  is conceived in a world of ideas; but unlike  poetry, it doesn’t use words but rather appeals to natural elements to reproduce a new natural reality. I’m looking to create something that is real in itself; that doesn’t require any type of explanation. It is about bringing to life the invisible forces that govern  Mother Nature —extracting her essence. Nature isn’t abstract, each element is designed to carry out a corresponding purpose. It’s role in our life is hard to predict. Why are certain shapes drawn in the sand and not others? Where is the secret that makes the mud crack, forming clear geometric and proportional figures?

I confess that inspiration rarely strikes me when working. When I am commuting, I only have to concentrate for the images to appear in my head and engrave themselves on my retina. Afterwards, I develop a more appealing idea in my mind and resolve the technical issues that occur when translating them into three dimensions. After jotting these ideas down, I then save them for a future project. 

My favourite base material to use is wood. It allows me to carve it before working on it and it is sufficiently resistant to hold a large amount of material and water. The making of the wooden frames is a very important step for me, since during this stage I can sculpt the “skeleton” that will later carry the “skin” of the artwork: the pictorial layer. A highly elaborated frame of the appropriate size and model will define how the paint and the canvas merge into one. The paint and clay used for painting and modelling are also of my own manufacture, thus certain of their origin and purity. The pure powder pigments are hydrated with water and ground in the mortar to later be mixed with vinyl or acrylic resins. Through this method, I can vary the proportions to get a round crackle, mineral crystallizations or a subtle velvety surface. The modeling of the compositional forms of the work is done with vinyl clay on the wooden frame.

But it´s not all about control and supervision. There is also a notorious space reserved for luck... When the paint is mixed and the frame is ready, all that´s left is to provide the right environment for everything to happen. The music chosen for the execution of the work is a primordial factor in its development, as well as in my conception of artistic work. This is a moment of great excitement for me: the one in which the work creates itself. It´s clear to me that the work is something different from myself, separate from me. I give it the freedom to be what it embryologically already is. The artist is only the medium.

I don't think I would trade this experience for anything. It's the one that encourages me to keep creating and the one I wanted to share with the audience in my occasional live performances. The emotions provoked by attending the birth of a new three-dimensional piece, as alive as reality itself, are the triggers in those moments of the longed-for catharsis. When this happens, we are immersed in a state of mental and spiritual purification. 

If one thing is clear to me in those moments, it is that creation responds to my life, and my life, to creation. After many years of technical preparation, and having briefly passed through most artistic styles, I consider that this is the line that best suits my personality and the one in which I am fully realized. Only by being a perfectionist with certain material and technical aspects of the work, can I allow myself to give free rein to my emotions and throw myself into the void.

Sometimes, some of my pictoesculturas are inhabited by a human presence or by signs, fragments or constructions that the human being has left behind. They are figures at a scale of 1:220 or 1:160. The scale is a crucial part of the content of the work, because, thanks to it, we are shown oversized. Nature then reveals itself in its true dimension. 

This "little observer" contemplates the surroundings in absolute solitude—interacting with Nature. They will be able to feel sublimated or to eventually fight against it, not to let themself be dragged by the force of the elements. Under certain circumstances, they will appear as a passive spectator, while in others, they will become a victim of the surrounding environment. The traces that this little adventurer leaves in the artwork are hardly noticeable, which will lead us to speculate about their avatars and destiny.  However, at other times the intruders appear inhabiting the interior of some polyhedron, like a pharaoh inside its pyramid.

This tiny human presence goes almost unnoticed in the eyes of the real spectator, who sees the work from a certain "respectful" distance. Thus, the observer will resemble a God who contemplates their creation from above; and the "little observer" will, in turn, become an "observed observer".

VERMEULEN, SABRINA

About Sabrina

I am a Dutch fine-art Photographer who is inspired by nature and the way we as humans are connected to her. In my work I investigate our connection with nature, and I aim to not only photograph nature but to interact with her on a deeper level through my photographs. Which results in images that let you pause and make you question your own connection with our earth. With that I try to not only make visible what is visible, but more profoundly leaving space for you and your own interpretation.

Nature is my biggest inspiration. It is inspiring to see how every little creature provides the ecosystem, where a balanced cycle of material flow serves other organisms, no single use, but useful. Inspired by this circulair system I decided to reuse old wooden frames to minimize waste and to connect the old and the new through art.

I hope my art inspires you to see, appreciate and take care of our dear nature. For this reason, I produce only a limited quantity of prints, declares Sabrina Vermeulen.

VILLAX, BINHA

About Binha

I started painting when I was 9 years old. Every week, I would sit with my arts teacher and find new ways to express my ideas. As the only one in my family with this degree of passion for the arts, I pushed myself to stand out as an artist which helped me create different ways of communicating. My feelings and emotions are reflected on the canvas through the brush stroke, the colours and the texture, which vary substantially throughout my work.

When I look at an empty canvas I see endless possibilities. I’m always trying to create a new technique, different from theprevious one. I see myself as an abstract painter. Free from any boundaries, I explore a different emotion and meaning with every painting.

My inspiration mainly comes from my thoughts, it’s how I can visualize and organise what comes to my mind. It’s how I manage the different chapters of my life. With every new idea, I feel the urge to start on it immediately, so I can transmit the intensity of my thoughts to my painting. Just like a writer does with words, declares Binha Villax .

VISSER, ANSJE

About Ansje
Photography is a form of meditation for me. Strolling around and letting my eye lead me is very relaxing and also exciting. Nature is my biggest inspiration. Nature is the master of art. Showing nature from a different angle is what I am aiming at. I am also looking for simplicity and calmness in my work. Often my artworks look like abstract paintings. Landscapes, everyday life, the underwater world and reflections are also favourite themes.
I organize photo walks, give photography lessons and photo team building activities. I enjoy it very much when students go from just looking to seeing an interesting image during the lessons. Everything is photographable as long as you get an interesting angle. I also developed a coaching method for people through photography. It is like creative therapy.
Writing is my other passion. I am an author of 6 children’s books, 1 poem book, 4 life story books and several photography books. Between 2013 and 2021 I had 7 exhibitions (solo and group) among which exhibitions in Florence, Milan, Amsterdam and London. Art is essential in my life, a necessity. Besides my work as a photographer and writer
I also work as a volunteer coordinator for a healthcare organization in Amsterdam, declares Ansje Visser .

VOS, THEA

About Thea
Thea Vos, 1956 Wageningen.
I came through my childhood tinkering, more fun than school, I was always putting something together or making something, but the art academy was a big step too far . Finally at a later age I started as self-taught, I have developed further by following various courses, master classes, part-time art academies and given painting lessons for years, how instructive that is. My work is directly influenced by my astonishment and astonishment about people, about life, where the questions are always present, which evokes even more and one question stumbles over the other. During the painting process I distance myself and read my work, what wanders in my head becomes visible, I respond to the story that I have discovered in my own painting."
In my work, people and animals are represented in all kinds of ways. Sometimes alone, often
several figures on a canvas. The people stare at you, whether or not in their nudity. They seem
soulless, lonely, their words silenced. There are often masks, blindfolds and face- or headless
figures to be seen. Sometimes figures are caged. Girls have a pop-like appearance. The dog
often traverses this image. My fascination goes out to emotion. The emotion as a universal
fact, independent of culture, race and zeitgeist. The emotional deformities that occur when
young people are taught to behave appropriately. The painting process is the search for what is
real and what has been learned or imposed.
While painting I search for objectification of the image that is being created. By painting away
parts of the work or sometimes adding new elements, I "de-bite" my subject. Layer by layer.
Until only that which really matters remains. In this way a process of individuation takes place while painting, a broadening of consciousness, which, in the words of Jung,leads to adulthood,to what you have always been.. I paint the awakening of the female image, no longer hindered by the girl who was hindered by her upbringing and family history.
For my paintings I use an image archive, a collection of images via the internet, from
newspapers and by photographing myself. The images I choose are always loaded with
memory or recognition. A painting often starts with a collage, which is intuitively composed from this collection of images. I prefer to work in acrylic, because this material allows sanding,polishing and washing. I use silk-screen printing and transfer techniques to create depth,sharpening and blurring in the painting in order to express past and desire. A work can sometimes stand a long time in wait, only to be suddenly tackled again. I do not hesitate to change the image drastically. The work must always meet the criterion that it is.. Only then is the work completed, declares Thea Vos.

WILLAERT, LIESBETH

About Liesbeth

Liesbeth Willaert is a Belgian artist (°1981) living in Barcelona since 6 years. Ever since she was a little girl, she has been fascinated by colors and has been drawing & painting her whole life.

A radical change in her work can be seen - when she realized her dream-  settling down at the Mediterranean. As an Erasmus student back in 2002, Liesbeth fell in love in with the Southern vibes of Barcelona, and knew she would come back to live there once….

“The intensity of light, the hours of sun, the colour of the surrounding nature and the general way of living at the Mediterranean redefined my choice of what are to me “natural colors” and how to define a thing called “life”. Regarding Liesbeth her art, we can definitely see a use of sharper contrast and more vibrant & fluorescent colors the year when the artist settled in Barcelona.

Since then, her style progressed further and as some art critics mention, she has her very own approach to “colorful constructivism”. It’s true that geometry plays an important role in her work, but as a part of the contrast between organic, wild, uncontrolled layers and hard edged geometric shapes. As the artist says herself “It’s a dance between the organic and geometric shapes. They are two opposites, each fighting for its very own place in the painting… but only together, they give a sense of harmony and balance.”

“Colour(e)scapes”

These words describe at the same time, why I paint and what purpose my art work could have.

All my paintings are created from a drive of self-expression and creation. Abstract painting to me is the purest form of self-expression (what for me equals the purest and most authentic way of being me). Connection is key. My work aims to connect, to reveal and to inspire people.  Colors are a language, there’s no need to explain or tell a story. It’s a matter of feeling the connection and energy.

Each final painting is a result of different layers reflecting different inner moods. Contrast within the painting is often created due to a deliberate rest period within the process which helps me to apply another inner state. As such, when a painting is final we could speak of a realized ‘inner trip’, a kind of ‘voyage’ or ‘journey’. My works are mostly described as ‘lyrical abstract’ or how I like to call it myself “Colour(e)scapes”.

In the end, it makes my work very open, honest and authentic.

It’s definitely a mirror of my inner world or you could say, the physical object of the canvas is in a way a materialized expression, version or copy of myself. A true selfie.

WILSON, MARY

About Mary

A creative by Nature, Mary Wilson began her journey decades earlier, toiling in the culinary classroom of Le Cordon Bleu Institute. Having been raised on a remote farm in Arizona, Mary grew up understanding and appreciating the value of hard work, consistency and out of the box critical thinking. Those attributes would serve her well as she forged a successful career in Culinary Arts. After graduating from The Cordon Bleu’s elite Culinary program, Mary worked her way through several kitchens until she turned her efforts to her own premier Catering Company. With an eye for color and contrast, Mary’s work was highly sought after based on unique flavor profiles with striking artistic representations. Capturing the magic of farm to table, hand selected local products intertwined with the delicacies of edible flowers and greens, she brought every plate to life with a power punch that left her quests simply speechless.

Twenty-five years of catering that ranged from high end Corporate engagements to exquisite weddings, Mary’s Wandering Gourmet Catering, llc was a beacon of ingenuity, creativity and cutting-edge design.

Then, 2020 happened. COVID happened.

Events cancelled, livelihoods crumbled, and our ever-changing world forced us all to slow down.

Stop. Breathe, Reimagine…

As time slipped away, days turned into weeks and weeks into months, Mary redirected her focus on her personal approach to a new art form. Art was a passion she felt since childhood, ever since then she has been creative and enjoyed expressing herself artistically in various different forms. The last year she has rediscovered and developed further her passion for painting.

Like a chef in a new kitchen, she gathered her ingredients, paint, paper, canvas and water. With the sweep of a delicate brush, dripped in paint laden puddles, the magic began to happen, one brushstroke at a time. Having embraced this passion, Mary obsessively painted, played and pushed herself.

Her collection work embodies refined practices along with artistic flair.

Mary builds on layers of texture that play upon light. Her compositions of shapes, colors and lines leave ample room for interpretation by the viewer. work translates her emotions into shapes, textures and colors. Each piece she creates is nourishment of the creative soul.

The inspiration for my paintings has its roots in my love for people and nature. Going through life with an open heart and hungry eye, my creativity is driven by nature, faces, street scenes, different cultures and their interactions.

Painting is important for me as it enables me to connect with myself – it is the conduit for expressing and translating my thoughts and feelings without the use of words. 

My work is a continuing search for the expression of both the external and inner worlds that we see and feel through our visual stimulations and emotional connections. I do not limit myself to one medium, style or concept.

My work is shaped by instinctive compositions and strongly influenced by the fascination for the natural course of things, driven by coincidences, destruction and transformation.

Watercolor, simple yet unrelenting, basic yet unforgiving. It all played out on paper. Allowing herself to question, to experiment and to dream of possibilities and potential. Hours of painting ensued as a kaleidoscope of colored paints and brushes took over the kitchen table. Lessons in patience were painfully learned, through 3 am sessions…. simply unable to put the brush down until the balance, the paper, the canvas was just right. Mediums from watercolor to acrylics and inks laced with kitchen spices offered nuisances on the canvas that connected the past with the future. A chef in a new year, a new art and a new journey.

As her library of work grew, so did the interests of others. With the ringing in of a new year, Mary has moved her focus to expanding her work to online access and sales. From personally commissioned pieces that hang in the homes and offices of delighted patrons across the country, to prints and seasonal artistic antidotes, Mary is now offering her work on artistic platforms such as Facebook, Etsy and Instagram. 

In the design process of my work, the color is in the foreground. Emotions and intuition flow into my work and influence the creative process. The paintings are free of objects and perspectives.

The work process is not subject to rigid rules but takes place largely out of the unconscious.

Paint and other pictorial materials such as ash, soil, spices, and sand are used. The paint is applied in various shades and tonalities. By overlaying many layers of paint and color gradients, a picture develops. Underlying traces of painting often remain visible and push back to the surface. Color and space, structures and traces combine to create a fascinating color space on mostly large-format canvases. In the abstract color paintings, the title remains deliberately open and freely associable for the viewer,

work translates her emotions into shapes, textures and colors.

Art was a passion she felt since childhood, ever since then she has been creative and enjoyed expressing herself artistically in various different forms, but from the last year she has rediscovered and developed further her passion for painting.

The inspiration for my paintings has its roots in my love for people and nature. Going through life with an open heart and hungry eye, my creativity is driven by nature, faces, street scenes, different cultures and their interactions.

. The psychology of color fascinates me, particularly how it can influence our mood and feelings. Color is a driver of emotion.

When I paint, the creation process is loud, messy and unpredictable with paint flying in all directions. Without a fixed starting point, I often let the experiences carry me forward and am often surprised where I end up.

Art is the epitome of beauty. It transcends all boundaries, stimulating emotions through deep external experiences. Art is comfort. It excites the soul, strengthening the bond between us and nature’s essence. I create art that bridges that connection, marrying our human consciousness with nature’s rich history in ways that go beyond color and shape. It is the expression of heart, soul, sweat, tears and the magic that embodies us all

I share a little piece of my heart in every painting I create. I rarely know beforehand how the new artwork will shape and develop. Nothing is given or decided; the blank canvas itself provokes inspiration

Working with a variety of tools such as acrylics, spray paint, pencil or (oil) pastels on a surface, I let myself flow through the process while experiencing different phases ... until it hits that one point where everything is just right.

Starting with a thought, idea or feeling and transforming it into a piece of art that opens a window to the inner voice of every viewer - this is so powerful to me.",

WODZIAK, MARZENA

About Marzena

Born in 1991 in Poland, Marzena currently lives and works in both Warsaw and Bukowina Tatrzańska.

Art occupies an important place in her life. Above all, it's Marzena's way to explore the world and of learning. Hence the use of various means of expression and a great desire to get acquainted with various fields of art. Although sculpture has a special place in her heart, she chose the career of a set designer in order not to remain in a studio alone but rather to be in touch with people.

She studied Art at a specialist college in Zakopane (2007-11), Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Gdańsk (2011-12) and Scenography at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art (2012-18), where she got Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree.

The paintings and the illustrations presented were all created in the "pandemic year" of 2020. That year, in returning to the mountainous region of her childhood, she was inspired by highlander topics, both in terms of the landscape and of the indigenous culture.

These figurative images evoke imaginary characters from folk songs, plays and librettos as well as her own ancestors who she knows from family lore and who often seem equally fictional!

This parade of personalities from bygone eras, of varying social statuses, frequently originating in humorous anecdotes though also in high culture, are her "Top 100" favourites.

XUAREZ

About Xuarez
I work with different techniques that vary according to the message I want to convey, because each work is part of me, rather than an imaginary. I capture moments of my experiences as a Psychonaut, my creations advocate movement (which aims to seduce you as a spectator) they are a piece of memory that remains impregnated on the format of a surface. The movement is nothing more than an illusion that aims to create conversation with those who witness it, it is a rhythm game over composition, as if it were melodies.
The Flight is a commemorative-perceptual reproduction in psychedelic states.
The figures that appear interacting with the background represent the being, in different hallucinogenic journeys. The colors and movement through lines at different angles allude to the visuals that come from experiencing altered states of consciousness.

YEO, WENDY

About Wendy
I am involved with natural forms, e.g. plants, trees, rocks, sea, and
water in lakes and waterfalls, portraying form with movement and
space and all the natural energy of nature.
The media I use are watercolour on paper and acrylic on canvas, often
using cut up pieces of my own work as collage.
Having been born in Hong Kong and studied Chinese Traditional
Painting and graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art University
College London, I like to exploit Chinese traditional use of the brush
and the Oriental use of space, combined with a Western individual
interpretation of form, light and colour, declares Wendy Yeo .

ZAREBINSKI, LUCAS

About Lucas

Zarebinski’s work focuses on scale, monumentalism and obsession with lines. His visual identity is embedded in geometric shapes which are forced into minimalistic forms while endlessly searching for simplicity and elegance. His minimal painting style is unapologetically bold yet poetic with traces to Scandinavian mid century aesthetics.

Trained as a still life photographer, his fine art practise carries “less is always more” attitude into painting. Zarebinski’s devotion to danish modernism and minimal approach, visibly translates to his original artwork.

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