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Vol. 22 • November/December • 2014

from artist to artist - market, promote, succeed

Antonio Guerrero

cosmic conecction oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry

Tim Tyler

Happy Homemaker. Oil on linen, 33" x 36".

Vol. 22 • November/December • 2014

art&beyond Art & Beyond Magazine is a bridge between the artists and the art world. It is an essential marketing and promotional tool every artist needs to possess when exhibiting their work, whether at art shows, art expos, or small exhibitions. Art & Beyond Magazine is proud to present the incredible artists featured on the pages of this issue. Each exhibiting their own style, unique ideas and vision of the world around us. From nothing they are able to create what inspires and enhances our everyday lives. Art & Beyond is continued to publishe a series of in-house Interviews with the Cover and Content Competition winners. In the November/December issue you will find beautifully conducted Interviews by Justin Hoffman with following artists: Patricio Moreno Toro on page 20; Ryota Matsumoto on page 24 and Anabel Rub Peicher on page 31. We would like to congratulate the following winners published in this issue for their amazing work: Congratulations to JAntonio Guerrero his artwork “Cosmic Connection” was chosen as this issue Art & Beyond Front Cover Competition winner. The Inside Front Cover was awarded to Tim Tyler for his beautiful artwork “Happy Homemaker”. 


Point of Interest

Contemporary Art Projects USA


Fine Art Yulia Altas Manss Aval Alisa Bogodarova Maruka Carvajal Gabi Domenig Anabela Ferguson André Schoots Fermin Fleites Ergé Antonio Guerrero Gayane Karapetyan Jim Lively Patricio Moreno Toro

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Alejandra Pous Fernández Gopaal Seyn Ryota Matsumoto Tim Tyler Ralph White

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Sculpture • Jewelry

Sandy Den Hartog Anabel Rub Peicher Raquel Rub Kunstschlosserei Stohler

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34 35 36 37

Photography Digital Art

Arthur Jacob Christophe Kiciak Ronit Kristal Dan McCormack


Back Cover

Antonio Guerrero

Gopaal Seyn

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Tim Tyler

Fermin Fleites

The Back Cover was awarded to Gopaal Seyn for work “Relationship” and the Inside Back Cover has been awarded to Fermin Fleites for “La Historia de mi chivochana”. We would also like to congratulate those artists who have been chosen as Publishers Choice Award winners in this issue for their outstanding artwork: Yulia Altas, Manss Aval, Alisa Bogodarova, Anabela Ferguson, André Schoots, Gayane Karapetyan, Alejandra Pous Fernández, Anabel Rub Peicher, Raquel Rub, Kunstschlosserei Stohler, Ronit Kristal with One Page article and René GEORGES, Ralph White, Ryota Matsumoto with Two page article. We thank all of the amazing and talented artists who participated in the competition and wish you all great success in your journey.

Publisher Art Director Interview Editor

Mila Ryk Mila Ryk Justin Hoffman Alina Lampert

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point of interest Contemporary Art Projects USA will be showcasing a unique international juried project “Cosmic Connections” at the first inaugural edition of Concept Fair aboard the iconic world mega-yacht SeaFair, known for its exclusive VIP venues and superbly curated art shows. Smaller, affluent, and exciting in design and a much more exclusive high end fair. Concept Fair will serve the most discerning international art collectors in the world. As an icon of downtown Miami, SeaFair is located next to the new Perez Museum and Frost Museum in conjunction with Bayfront Park premises will be a unique Fair. A magical experience running during Art Basel Week, December 2nd – December 7th which will attract international visitors including galleries, curators and art enthusiasts. The yacht will create an addition to the Downtown Art District one of the most desired visited locations during this week. This project features the most Avant garde artists of today’s art world. Notable Pablo Pro. Unconcious V. Digital Photography. 40” x 60 “. artists exhibiting at the show are: Marcus Jansen-USA, Andrea Batorfi-Hungary, Pablo Pro-Spain, Magaly Barnola Otaola-Venezuela, Maria Fernanda LairetVenezuela, Cesar Santos-Cuba, Reynier LLanes-Cuba, Ryota Matsumoto-Japan and T. Cris Alencar-Brazil, Nicholas Berdysheff-Georgia and Mike Gould Laser Art USA. It will be composed of all innovative media including painting, photography, small and monumental sculptures. Installations, 3D printing, digital and computer art, mixed media, short films and videos. The Project was conceived by Lead Curator Roberta Gonella responsible for the ground breaking “The Young Mandarins” to Miami at the Art Basel Miami Beach Fair 2006. Her insiders blog is followed by art insiders. Richard Tooke, Curator, bringing his thirty years’ experience in the field of Photography where was Director of Rights and Reproductions at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York and Silvia Medina, Curator, former Director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela. Miami Dade College and the upcoming cultural City of Doral was exposed to this project and their theme “Cosmic Connection” which they agreed to create a Pre-Art Basel Week event at the premises of Miami Dade College West Gallery on November 13th, 2014. Nicholas Berdysheff. Anomaly II. Digital Print. 28” x 28”.

This project will give the opportunity to the art students and local artists to be challenged and be able to win the opportunity to participate at the magnum exhibition during Art Basel Week Miami. The winner will be displayed at the Concept Fair along with all the other selected international artists. On December 2nd, 2014 there will be a Special VIP Reception for Miami Dade College Affiliates and Doral Community. Located at the Booth of Contemporary Art Projects USA.. Roberta Gonella, Chief Curator came up with the historic concept to travel the Cosmic Connections Exhibition and selected winners of the Doral up to Paul Fisher Gallery in Palm Beach February 2015. For the first time Palm Beach Collectors will be exposed to the Art Basel Miami Week’s Excitement.The Media Partners for Contemporary Art Projects USA are Emotions Marketing Services, LLC, Digital Media 365 and The Smiley Stone USA.

T. Cris Alencar. Encounter of the Fifth Kind. Mixed Media, 3D.

Cosmic Connections Project has been sponsored by Miami Dade College, Anonymous Sponsors and endorsed by City of Doral along with its Cultural Affairs Committee. Tata Fernandez, Executive Director of Conteporary Art Project USA is invited to become part of the International Selections Committee composed of eminent personalities in the world of art and culture. The mission of the C.I.S. is to select talented Artists, both emerging and established, to participate in the X Edition of the Florence Biennale, which will take place from 17 to 25 October 2015.

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For more information contact: Tata Fernandez, Executive Director E-Mail:

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On the channel... Mixed media on paper 18" x 24".

In July 2014 she was one of a only a few hand-picked international artists who was chosen to exhibit her name and work on 25-story-tall video billboard above the American Eagle right in the heart of Times Square, Broadway, New York City, exhibition entitled “See Me take over Times Square” art show endorsed by See|Me Group, Inc.

Yulia Altas Russian-born artist Yulia Altas was one of a handful of international artists chosen to exhibit her artwork at “La Grande Exposition Universelle” held inside the Eiffel Tower, “Gustave Eiffel” Hall and Louvre in Paris in October 2014. "Art - it is a life ... It for everybody and everyone finds something that is closer to his heart ..." - Yulia Altas. Altas’ works has been showcased in New York at the Caelum Gallery in 2012; Spanish Society Benevolent Gallery in 2012 and 2013, she was one of a handful of international artists that exhibit in 2013 at the Miami Iron Side - endorsed exhibition entitled “International Biennale Artists Exhibition Miami, IBAEM,” an event produced by The Art Marketing Mind, LLC.; at the Elena AB Gallery Tribeca in NY, July and September in 2013; at the Chelsea Eye Gallery in NY in 2013. For a whole year (2014) MONTSERRAT CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY in Chelsea, New York, proudly presents her artworks in public showroom for international group exhibitions and for sale..

Two of her artworks were been selected for the 2nd International Biennale of Art of Palermo. PALERMO (SICILY) - FLORENCE (TUSCANY). The historical Palace Sant’Elia and some exhibition halls of the Museum “Reale Albergo delle Povere” will become the exhibition Place for International Artists. They are two of the most important exhibition venues of Palermo. Florence (February - March, 2015) inside the exhibition space of gallery “Casa di Dante Alighieri.” This edition will boast the presence of 3 famous Art Critics: Vittorio Sgarbi, Philippe Daverio and Paolo Levi. An events produced by ASSOCIAZIONE SOCIO CULTURALE EA EDITORE, gave her opportunity to participate her art in Tokyo Gallery NIW, Japan in 2015, an event produced by Fine Arts Chair New York Realism Fine Art. Altas’ formal classical education is revealed in her colorful mix-media paintings depicting elements found in nature that are filled with picturesque features which are characteristic of a combination of a well-lived and nurtured childhood in addition to the explicit graphic details learned during her college years. Her works are tender and emotional and she finds many opportunities in the open air to recreate her inspiration with the total energy of life that would be later used when she sets the theme to craft a particular motive or creation.

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Enlightenment. Mixed media on canvas 36" x 36".

MANSS AVAL The artist and long-time fine art photographer works and resides in San Diego, California. As primary media he concentrates on photography, acrylic and oil on canvas, and mixed media techniques. Among his many other interests are sculptures, video and film. He has a broad background in media, communications and the natural sciences (including a PhD in science). Manss derives much of his inspiration from Nature’s patterns and textures. His works often transform inanimate objects into faces, designs and complete figures that present our environment in a different, more intimate perspective. Through a juxtaposition of images some of his work captivates movements in time and space, creating enchanted sceneries with animals at center stage. His Heron Dreams series orchestrates the grace, agility and elegance of these birds into evocative, dramatic, romantic, sometime surreal symphonies of pure natural beauty. His works levitate between fantasy and mysterious quantum space, leaving the viewer in meditative explorations of familiar memories, dreams and perhaps alien realities. In his recent Eden series, he presents seemingly futile avian attempts to evade environmental infernos of a disintegrating planet. The series Through the Looking Glass is an intriguing journey into a realm where imagination ostensibly morphs into reality. Whether it is a serene landscape or abstract painting, Manss consistently presents a bold, new view of our surroundings. As one art critic recently remarked, his ‘work is characterized by a sense of impromptu and instinctive freedom’. His fine art and photographic work has been exhibited at over 30 juried group and solo shows in San Diego, Pasadena, Florence, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Toronto and Merida. He is recipient of many national and international awards and his work has appeared in a number of publications.

Broncos and Ganeshas. Oil on canvas, 48" x 48". • 7

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Storm. Oil on canvas, 32" x 32".

Alisa Bogodarova was born in Moscow, Russia in 1991. She moved to the US at the age of 9. In 2014, she received her BFA and immediately opened her art business, Alisa Bogodarova Art And Books. Bogodarova has since exhibited in the US and abroad in both solo and group art shows, among them The Great Frame-Up, The State Of The Art Show, and the RAW Art Show. She has worked as an artist, designer, illustrator, and translator for an oil company, a gas company, a video game company, and a hip-hop band. Her work has been published in Running With Scissors and Reality Serum magazines.

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Bogodarova is currently working on 3 fiction novels, an animated TV-series, developing a medical invention she has patented, and organizing art shows as well as giving art lessons. All of her art, books, and other merchandise can be found on Bogodarova lives in both Chicago, IL, and Moscow, Russia. The next show she will be hosting aims at showcasing the most diverse group of local Chicago artists to new fans and tourists.

Chinese Festival. Acrylic on Canvas, 24 � X 36".

Maruka Carvajal I was born in Bolivia, and I am a naturalized Spaniard. I have lived in Brazil, Singapore, Colombia, and currently in Washington DC. I was educated to be an architect but my passion led me to dedicate myself to the visual arts instead. I enjoy painting so much! It is a chance to get involved with my thoughts, my memories and my feelings; it's my moment. When I start a painting I always choose colors first; without thinking maybe it's just intuitively or sometimes based on my mood. In my art I like to explore the abstract secrets of cities I have lived in, cities I have passed through, and cities I hope to visit. I bring out the similarities between cities around the world, capturing their true nature. Using different shapes, lines, and vibrant colors I interpret onto my canvas the emotions that cities awaken inside of me. I recall my experiences in different cities that have impacted me and I look into that past at the feelings that came over me in those moments. Some artists inspire me, especially Hans Hoffman because of his exuberant use of color, the relationship between them, and the spatial tension. I use different acrylics in different to express myself. My strokes reflect my visual language and respond to the impulse to fill the canvas. Using geometric shapes adds structural order to how freely I use colors. In addition, I like to use both paint

that is slightly watered down and pain that is thicker. To me this combination of shapes and my free use of colors along with varying viscosities of paint is the most appealing part of my creative process. The colorful nature of my painting makes them stand out and appear bright. Vibrant colors are very powerful tools and I am able to manage their effect on a composition. I am fascinated by cities because they are short-lived but form a long lasting memory. I think my paintings serve the purpose I intended and convey what I want them to. My goal is to make the viewer curious about the meaning behind my painting. I expect my work to represent the places that I have had the fortune to visit or have lived in and I hope it shares these places with the viewer inviting them to take an emotional journey where their spirit can drive free. • 9

fine art SheWolf. Acrylic on canvas, 120cm x 80cm.

Gabi Domenig was born in Austria. She is a through and through figurative artist. She tries to capture moments and build up emotional tensions. She does not want to shock, stir up or provoke. The viewer of her images should be touched by a positve energy. He should feel the music she has listened during her painting. He should feel something of her passion when she paints. There are so many negative messages every day which cause bad feelings. For her art should be life-affirming and beautiful, touching and connecting. A language without words. She paints mostly with acrylic colours and concerns herself 10 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2014

primarily with the representation of man and especially of women. Her characters send out varied emotions such as pride, pain, love, sadness, loneliness, joy and longing. They are sensuous, strong, vulnerable, thoughtful, dreamy, seductive, promising and cautious. For the most part the figures are located in a particular environment cutout. The expression of the eyes should draw the viewer into its spell and animate him to enter in a deeper communication with the figures in the picture. Flowers, plants, animals, patterns and landscape sections are decorative parts, but are usually situated in the background

playing in the waves. Oil on canvas, 11" x 14".

bride. Oil on canvas, 18" x 24".

Anabela Ferguson is noted for her paintings in abstracts, her long slim water landscapes, her gorgeous vibrant and bold colors for her florals and realistic portraits of animals, people and Architectural Renderings. She has shown her highly varied works throughout The National Capital Region. She uses a variety of materials including rice paper, inks, salt, pepper, sand, and bells to fashion works that are not only unique artistic statements but also warmly accurate. She is also skilled in fine art restoration and conservation and cleaning weathered or damaged paintings and photography and creating compositions in murals. “One of the things I most enjoy is relating to people through prolific emotions and creating in different mediums and styles while being different in techniques and composition�. • 11

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Up to the keep. Oil on canvas, 120cm x 100 cm.

André Schoots is a professional independent artist. He is fascinated by developments. For some time his artistic activities paralleled a career as an awarded academic scientist (Ph.D.) in developmental biology.

An imaginary narration manifests through colorful tableaus. Realistic figures act in a geometrical composition. The lively encounter of figurative and abstract radiates the reality of life and its wonderful possibilities.”

He paints mostly in oil on canvas. The general theme of his work is best described with “the times they are a changing”. In his paintings André explores people living and developing in a changing world. Every day events and topical issues are the starting point. As he states: “We people are constantly in transit. I make paintings that stimulate the viewer’s fantasy.

André has a long list of exhibitions and publications and his work is in many private and institutional art collections. He currently works and lives in Berg en Dal, The Netherlands.

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De La serie "SUPERHERO". Titulo "is mine". Photo on plexiglass. 10.8"W x 16.2" H.

The story of my Chivichana. Draw on Cardboard, 1.00m x 0.70m

Fermin Fleites - Cuba As a visual artist, Fleites´s understanding of the complexities of human nature is essential in the symbolic representations that define man´s cultural history. His artwork transcends the physical structure of reality to document imaginary events, using different media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, and video. His frequent use of unusual materials such as gunpowder, soil, carmine and organic substances of different origins instill an ethnic uniqueness to his work. The leitmotif in his works is the exploration of the defining roles of cultural diversity and individualism that makes the human being. His travels and studies provided him with the opportunity to test his thesis about the social function of art in different

societies. This investigation focused on the resistance and cultural mechanisms that indigenous groups utilize in response to external incursions and influences. Roberta Gonella, Lead Curator Contemporary Art Projects USA email: Fermin Fleites will be exhibiting during Art Basel Week Miami 2014 at Concept Fair and Spectrum Fair. • 13

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THE SUN PEOPL.E. Oil on canvas, 23" x 23".

Ergé Relying on an artistic training as a sculptor/ceramist in London in the 80s, he developed his own style where he favors ovals, harmonious and rather feminine shapes. He spent 5 years in the South of France where he discovers the brightness. He travelled in over 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Arabia, Australia, USA, Canada). Award Winner "Young Sculptor" Monumental Sculptures, Narbonne.

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Prizewinner " Mediterranean Colors " South of France. A nomadic artist and unclassifiable, Ergé is a person out of range. World traveler, lover of the essence of nature and everything that vibrates, he enters in a new spiritual dimension that matches in the age of Aquarius, freshly started in our time. It's in the silence that he accesses through his soul to the world of creators who experiment and discover the beauty, the wonderful.

THE SOURCE. Oil on canvas, 23" x 23".

Flows out from there the free and creative energy filling his blank canvas - Inspired by I don’t know where from he always says. There is no pattern. There is what comes of itself. He then is amazed himself, full of gratitude and happiness. His friends like telling him. What you paint, comes from other planets. To work in freedom and lightness, to listen to his inner being, what a happiness! It is pure adventure.

Let the creative energy flow through your fingers slightly to the end of the brush belongs to the destiny of the genie. Listening to the silence and harmonious music helps him to connect with his soul. You're again completely somewhere else, says his wife. Joy, positive mind and beauty are his commands. • • 15

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cosmic conecction 2. ASMEHN. Mixed Media on Paper, 29" x 68". Your dream. Mixed Media on Paper, 22" x 28".

Antonio Guerrero is a contemporary Cuban American Artist. He was born in 1968 in Matanzas Cuba, under the Castro regime. Guerrero grew up in a household where artistic expression was appreciated and encouraged; although materials were not always available, his dreams and ideas were always abundant. Antonio Guerrero sees his art as a mouthpiece that inspires change. Influenced by the works of painters Matisse, Dalí and Chagall as well as authors Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Cortazar ,Borges, and Faulkner, his art presents a distinct visual language. Guerrero uses elements and influences as varied as ancient Egyptian art, imagery from the sumerian culture, tapestry from the middle Ages, avant-garde art, modern expressionism, as well as his own experiences to shape his unique personal voice. This voice has been the root for much philosophical musing on behalf of the artist, who continues to grapple with its existence and the dilemma surrounding the innate characteristics of a personal language. How personal can it be without being private and elusive to the public? And if it is public, how personal cant the language be? Guerrero ponders philosophical idea investigates topics like migration, courage, love, repression, pain, anxiety, and tragedy and uses his art as a vehicle to explore and understand humanity at large as well as him self- development, which, in his eyes,”represent the greatest human struggle”. 16 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2014

Antonio Guerrero has been chosen as an official artist for the "Cosmic Connection" Exhibition, Miami Dade College, Guerrero was selected to create a painting to submit to the Curatorial Committee for approval of the Cosmic Connection poster project. After submitting some ideas and prototypes to the CC they chose the painting “Cosmic Connection” as an official painting. This piece will be reproduced as an official poster to be released in limited edition. “Being approached by the committee was a great honor to me,” says Mr. Guerrero. “I wanted to create an image that represents the universal spirit of human nature. Knowing that my image will be exposed to people around the world is very overwhelming for me and I am very moved by this experience.” Guerrero lives and works in MIami Beach, Florida

Twilight Visions with a Piano. Acrylic, 24" x 24".

Gayane Karapetyan (GAYA) Gaya (Gayane Karapetyan) is an independent contemporary artist. She is painting in acrylics with a focus on abstract artwork. Gaya’s paintings can be described as continuous abstract variations on the theme of the beauty of nature. They associatively correlate and thematically complement each other. From the pure abstraction perspective, she pursues to introduce colours as unconventional identifiers of the nature themes. The common theme of her creation infers the artist’s abstractive reflection on, and interpretation of, the natural world and phenomena. The intent is to show the captivating power of colour of the landscapes and seascapes, light refractions in the texture of flowers, mysterious fluctuations of water and deviational patterns of the moving natural forms.

The overarching cultural concerns and social message of Gaya’s work focus on demonstrating beauty and power of the nature as a cradle of humanity and intransigent essence of our lives. The nature is a value on its own which should be preserved and not compromised. Environmental context includes the harmony within the nature as well as in the human interaction with the nature. Music is that powerful source of inspiration which induces the emotional background to free the imagination and to reach the point of abstractive expression at which Gaya creates. • 17

fine art Butterfly Effect. Pinot Noir, Pencil and Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 30".

Zin Tree. Zinfandel Red Wine and Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 30".

Jim Lively is an attorney who left the practice of law to pursue his passion full-time as a contemporary figurative and abstract artist. His works have been recognized in numerous juried competitions and publications. He was named to the 2013 and 2014 list of Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art (www.arttourinternational. com). In addition, he has participated in several group and a solo exhibitions across North America and in Europe. Jim has published four books containing images of his art including two novels. Selected 2012 - 2014 Credits • Named to 2013 and 2014 list of Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art www. • Selected to represent Southwest Artists and appear in Art Portfolio Magazine, 2014 Northeast Artists vs. Southwest Artists Edition • Placed Second in the Abstract Category in 2013 American Art Awards for “Layers of Civilization” and First in the Humor Category for “A Second Cup of Coffee” (www. • Art and Beyond Magazine, March/April 2014, Publisher Selection for “Butterfly Effect” and “Breach” from the “Red Wine” series of paintings

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• A  rt Portfolio Magazine, Editor’s Selection Landscape Competition for “Five for Fall”


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Elapsing Time. Mixed media on paper, 30" x 43". 2014

Art & Beyond Interview with

Patricio Moreno Toro by Justin Hoffman

Created in his studio in Concón, Chile, Patricio Moreno Toro’s latest work represents a temporary departure from painting on large-scale canvases. Produced on paper using oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, dye and graphite, the series is entitled The Impermanence Of It All. Many of the paintings represent a statement about climate change and the impact on nature, man-made disasters, and cruelty to animals; a reflection on how we strive to balance technological progress with ecosustainability despite the impermanence of it all. Toro has traveled the world and on separate occasions has lived and created in several countries including Italy, Sweden, England, France, South Africa, Israel and the United States.

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Q. Which art events have you participated in recently? A. Recently I have been involved with the We Are You Project, a traveling exhibit of prominent Latino artists living in the United States. There has been exhibitions including my work at Kenkeleba Gallery in New York City, Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland, California, Fountain Street Gallery in Framingham, Massachusetts, and the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. I have also had a couple solo exhibitions - one in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico and one to inaugurate the Vorres Gallery in San Francisco, California- and I was in a four person show at Galeria Ambos in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Q. Do you have any upcoming showcases? A. I am in the process of putting together a project at the Museum of Visual Arts in Chile and also working on a retrospective proposal for the Orebro Lans Museum in Sweden where I had a solo show in 1970. I am

Tengo Miedo Torero. Mixed media on paper, 43" x 30". 2014

also negotiating with a few galleries in Europe and Asia for shows in 2015. I am listed with several on-line galleries as well. And I intend to continue with the We Are You Project.

Q. Describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it.

A. I would describe my current work as neofuturistic, mathematically anarchic, always respecting the structure of numbers but never subordinating to the way of achieving results. My paintings are abstract, often monochromatic or with a very limited color palette. I challenge the structure, never the foundation. I started as a realistic painter. I became bored with the still life, the pears in a dish, the landscapes. Now I dish the spice. Q. What is your artistic goal? A. My goal is not for fame or fortune, although, honestly, both would be nice. At the tender age of almost 71 years, my goal is to surprise and reinvent myself time and again. The best teachers I ever had were my pets- dogs and cats. I learned from them economy, generosity, and evenness. These are the characteristics I try to bring to my work. Q. What is the story behind the first artwork you sold?

A. My first sale was at age 9. At the time, I was living with my mother in Cartagena, Chile. She had many friends who would visit our home. One in particular liked to watch me as I made small watercolors. I did not mind the audience. One day she asked me if I would sell her a painting. I thought she was joking but she was quite serious. I think she gave me a quarter. Over the next few years she bought many of my small paintings to use as postcards. By age 15, I was selling all the watercolors I could produce at the annual arts festival at Park Forestal in Santiago, Chile. Although I sold to many people, I had one important repeat customer- Salvador Allende- who eventually became the President of Chile.

Q. How would you describe your perfect situation for creating art? A. I have painted in makeshift studios in many places in the world- Spain, South Africa, Israel, Mexico- to name a few. My "perfect" situation for creating art is to have a large space to move around and into my work. If I have the space, I usually build a 12x30 foot platform on the floor to hold my canvases. My tools primarily are sponges, rags, and rollers so I need plenty of those. Natural light, fresh air, and the sound of ocean waves or classical music is essential... and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label helps. • 21

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Wanting to tell you… (Con las ganas de decirte…). Mixed media on canvas, 120cm x 180cm. 2014.

Alejandra Pous (Mexico 1963) Her refined art language in which the interaction of spaces, shapes and colours create such rich and emotional results, being able to go beyond the physical limits of the canvas. Alejandra´s work is a simple expression of a complex and intimate idea, it is an art in which, if you get close enough, observe and allow yoursef to feel, you can feel her essence, her passion and her inspiration in order to reach deep into each spectator, evoking different emotions and sensations. Her work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions around the world.

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Dreams and realities. Mixed media on wood, 120 x 140 cm. 2014.

Metamorphosis of a Woman. Mixed media on Paper. 18" x 24". 2014 Paying homage to all mothers… who blossom from womanhood to motherhood.., from suffering to ecstasy. A profound change in form from one stage to the next in life history. A transformation so huge that it changes the very nature of life making way for the new, the ultimate goal being the continuity of life… Here’s to all mothers who go through agonizing pain to bring life to our world.

Gopaal Seyn is a renowned Indian born American contemporary artist who has exhibited his artwork in reputed galleries and produced illustrations for books & magazine covers. He has a fan following from all over the world. He believes his art is a poetry which he writes with his brush. There are artists who can leap over the culture currently in fashion and grow to gigantic proportions, moved by their memories and by a deep awareness of their historical inheritance. For these artists the act of breaking away occurs simultaneously and harmoniously – they are part of one same natural and mysterious process. Gopaal Seyn is one such artist. His paintings were recently published by the International Contemporary Artists Publication in Athens, Greece and has also been chosen to be published in the Hidden Treasures Art Journal of London in 2015.

– watercolors, oil paintings, pastels and sketches. He believes in happiness and evokes a feeling of love and tranquility in all his paintings. To him the world today is full of violence and aberrations so he reaches out to a higher intelligence to create his art. He cajoles his viewers to interpret his paintings through their eyes always trying to find an inner meaning to the very existence of life on earth and its ethereal beauty. His work is well represented in private collections all around the country.

Gopaal’s work is notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color. It has covered the entire gamut

He is also attached to various charitable Institutions where his art is auctioned to raise money for the poor and needy or for the empowerment of women in third world countries. He currently teaches over 100 students weekly sharing his passion for art to kids and adults. • 23

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Those Who Affirm the Spontaneity of Every Event. Mixed Media, 84cm x 119cm.

Art & Beyond Interview with

Ryota Matsumoto by Justin Hoffman

Q. How would you describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it? A. My art works incorporate various aspects of architectural drawings and design including structural forms, figure-ground perception, materiality, and urban environment/infrastructure. The art works of contemporary artists and graphic designers who I admire also influence me.

Based in his studio in Tokyo, Ryota Matsumoto’s works have been featured in numerous Japanese and English publications including KALTBLUT Magazine, DéJonDé Magazine, the Draftery, For Example magazine, EDGEcondition, Creative Review, S//A, Artistaday, Infected By Art Magazine, Rhizom. com, Cultureinside, Light Space & Time and Dr. Koert van Mensvoort’s Next Nature Site. His current interest gravitates around the embodiment of cultural possibilities in architecture, art and urban topography.

meet the great theorists, writers, and designers of our generation at the Architectural Association and the experience gave me a broader perspective. This perspective is not confined within architecture but can be found in fine art as well. All of this education allowed me to receive a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.

Q. How has your education influenced your art and your art career?

Q. Who or what is your greatest influence?

A. During my formative years of undergraduate study, I acquired basic

A. I always draw inspiration from broad sources – experimental music, literature, films, sculptures, the latest technology, etc. There are some fascinating visual images or lines from books that I hold as vague memories. And then all of a sudden, while I am working on my drawings, they flash in my mind and link together, subconsciously, in an unimaginable way. All of these sources of inspiration certainly have a crucial role in my art, both figuratively and in a surreal manner.

drawing skills and I also took courses on modern Art History. It was only much later, during my graduate studies, that I learned about the available digital techniques such as generative art and parametric design. In the 1990s I studied at the Architectural Association in London and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. I had the opportunity to

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Waves and Particles. Mixed Media, 85cm x 59cm.

Q. Some call your work “digital art,” but you have called it “mixed media.” Why? A. It is primarily because I employ a hybrid technique of the analogue and the digital. Some works involve handmade work with collage, pen, and paint. They are digitally processed in final stage. So I always experiment with a variety of techniques. Q. So how would you describe your artistic goal? A. I’d like to produce art works that reflect my years of experience in the field of architecture. Moreover, I hope my broad range of interests in different disciplines will allow me to establish my own drawing technique and distinctive work.

Q. Do you enjoy collaborating with others, or would you prefer to work on your own?

A. It is easier for me to work alone as far as the current work are concerned, but I don’t rule out the possibility of collaboration – especially with people working in different fields. I like the idea of transcending cultural and stylistic boundaries. Q. Do you teach currently, or have you thought of teaching? What would be one important message you would pass on to your students? A. I don’t teach currently, but I am happy to teach at any art or architecture schools as a visiting critic or lecturer. What I could possibly pass on is that, as artists, we need to stay open-minded and free-spirited in order to stay creative. Ultimately, I would hope to pass on that we don’t have to be constrained by any particular trends or specific styles. "Think outside the box" sums up my message well. Q. How do you promote yourself? A. I mainly present my work through art and architectural Doubt Gives Birth to Ambiguous Inferences. Mixed Media, 67cm x 59cm. publications as well as social networks. The executive editor of Architectural Design Magazine and John Wiley & Sons, Ms. Helen Castle, discovered my work initially and A. I am currently taking part in two group exhibitions: Galarie 20x20 in wrote an article. This opened up the opportunity for me to present my work Switzerland and Biennale of Digital & Internet Art in Poland. I will also be in various publications and exhibitions internationally. I am always very included in online exhibitions at Gallery 25N and Upstream People Gallery thankful for her kindness. in the coming months. Q. When and where will you be showcasing your work in the coming months? • 25

fine art

Papillion Pavilion. Oil on linen, 33" x 36".

Tim Tyler is a contemporary artist who works in a representational manner. Inspired by the Old Masters, Tyler’s skills and technical ability to achieve high levels of realism are impressive, yet it’s his visual wit, use of satire and clever method of social commentaries that he weaves into his compositions that elevate his works above practicing realist artists. A respected professional artist, Tyler has a distinctive career and received honorable recognition for his work from notable authorities and leaders in the arts such as the late Charles Banks Wilson." Aaron Jones, Interpretations Manager at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art Tyler’s early years were spent exclusively in the American West. Slowly his geographic experiences moved into the Eastern United States to Maine and as far south as Hilton Head. He has painted in Italy and the south of France 9 times. Today exhibitions with art associations, museum exhibition,

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periodical advertisement, articles and the internet, have nearly freed him of gallery affiliation for the first time. Irreverent or comedic, increasingly edgy with underlying meanings, his production is dominated by figurative work. Scores of books and magazines include his creations. Tyler’s “The Deconstructionist” was the first painting by a living artist to break into top ten most popular paintings at Art Renewal Center. He was accepted to exhibit at American Artist Professional League - Salmagundi Club. In 2014, “Happy Homemaker” garnered six awards including; “Grand Prize Allied Artists of America, Special Exhibition” which included elected membership, “NOAPS Best of Show”, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition; “Most Original Award of Excellence” and “Viewer’s Choice” where it was purchased.

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Pirate. Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30".

Ralph White born and raised in Southern California is one of the premier creators of contemporary Fusionart in the Los Angeles area. Ralph has developed a distinctive style using strong and vibrant colors, and his art reflects a positive flow of energy. Ralph’s works exhibit outward expressions of feeling and celebrations of the inward journey of thoughtful introspection. A believer in the artist’s ability to create a dialog through each image, he is continually intrigued by the convergence of art and the observer. Ralph White is an artist who brings a lifetime of transformational thinking 28 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2014

Maui Sunset. Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30".

Regal. Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30".

Daydream. Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24".

into his paintings. A highly successful executive business coach, Ralph has worked with thousands of clients to re-direct their thinking toward possibilities. He brings this philosophy into his art, continually seeking to express the soul’s ability to evolve. His goal is to evoke a spark of creativity and imagination with his audience. When they see images or have an emotional response to his work then, his intention is accomplished. Ralph has exhibited professionally across the United States, as well as in Beijing and Hong Kong. • 29

sculpture • jewelry

The Barchakea Cross

GRI GRI Necklace

Authentic Handmade African Tuareg Barchakea Cross. There are 21 Tuareg Crosses, and this one represents the Tribe of Barchakea. It represents the Oasis Region of Barachakea , Niger in Morocco. It hangs from Crocodile Skins and tipped in Sterling Silver i bought in Zimbabwe.

The Tuareg People wear this to ward off Evil and to bring Good Luck to their Familys. It is of Moroccan Silver. All the tiny engravings have a meaning. It hangs by Ethiopian Bicone Silver Beads, spaced by Swarovski Crystals.

Sandy Den Hartog Sandy has had an interest in stones since childhood. Wherever she went, even as a young person, whether it was picnics, vacations, or field trips; she always made sure she had a cup along to collect rocks which were precious to her at the time. Once in high school she took numerous classes in gemology and geology. Then she graduated, got married, and had children. Rocks and gems had to be put on hold for a while. However, she was still able to attend gem shows and art shows when she had the opportunity. She was looking and learning and eventually was able to travel the globe and reignite her interest in gems and minerals. She was struck by how much stones, rocks, gems, and minerals change from country to 30 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2014

country. In bringing back Ethiopian Crosses from Africa, she made her daughters and granddaughters necklaces with the crosses. She was once again hooked with a creative passion for what she could now do with these artifacts. Sandy’s work has been exhibited at Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. She has also been a part of several juried shows winning a first place medal in 2010 and 2012 with a Award of Merit in 2012.

Natura. Fiber glass sculpture on marble base, 13”w x 13”h x 13”d.

Art & Beyond Interview with

Anabel Rub Peicher

by Justin Hoffman

Born and raised in Lima, Perú, Anabel Rub Peicher’s passion for art started at an early age while taking drawing lessons at The Academia Suarez Vertiz. Her artistic passion and creativity comes through designing interiors, furniture, logos and artwork, undertaking a diversity of media such as stone, ceramics, and metals

Q. Can you describe the circumstances under which you booked your first exhibit?

A. My husband was undergoing cancer treatments; my refuge was art. Art therapy was provided at NIH (the National Institute of Health) which helped transport my mind to a happy world of creativity and far away from the painful reality of the treatments my husband was undergoing. I came across Gallery 101 in Fort Lauderdale, which was located a few blocks from my home. I committed to a solo show, which opened the last week of February 2010. My husband previewed the show and the last communication I had with him was telling him that the gallery had record sales with my work. He gave me a thumbs-up and smiled. He passed away a few days later. Q. How would you describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it? A. My artwork is eclectic. I allude to organic shapes and use my imagination to create my own unique works. Ideally, my goal is to create large installations around the world with the help of local artisans and with the use of local materials. Q. What are your favorite mediums to work with, and why? A. Working in a variety of mediums allows me to explore different possibilities and formats. In ceramics I am constantly revisiting the circle – adding textures, exploring different glazing techniques, and presenting it in numerous formats such as wall hangings on metal bases, or self-standing on curvilinear metal bases. I create abstract shapes in Styrofoam, which I later transform through a mold into resin or bronze. In aluminum I create flowers in different shapes and sizes. To some I apply a blowtorch and the heat transforms the aluminum’s silver tone into golden and smoked shapes, which at times makes perforations adding to their uniqueness. Creating is what challenges and inspires me regardless of the materials; I might consider the aluminum more enticing to work with since I can accomplish the larger installations. Q. What do you envision that viewers of your art will think or feel? A. Different creations allude to different emotions. Often, the senses are aroused. In my “Optic” series, mystical interpretations of the human and spiritual worlds are revealed. In another ceramic, “Abstract,” a mother and child are revealed through the viewer’s interpretation. In my “Flowers of Passion,” the work transports the viewer to a nature wonderland. And in my fiber glass sculpture “Natura” viewers experience sensual innuendos. ANABELRUBPEICHER.COM • ANABEL.PEICHER@GMAIL.COM

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sculpture • jewelry

Revealing Essence. Marble, 18" x 13" x 4".

sculpting with Salvatore Zagami. Through this medium her spontaneity, creativity and fascination with sculpting materialized piece after piece. “When I work with stone, I feel the inner essence that seeks to be revealed, it is as if ‘voices of the stone’ are guiding my hands.”

Raquel Rub was born and raised in Lima, Peru in 1937. Her interest in art began as a young child. She studied Oil and Acrylic Painting at Brooklyn College, New York in 1956. Back in Lima, Peru, Raquel continued her studies in Pastel and Oil Painting at the Academy of Suarez Vertiz in 1957. She earned her degree in Interior Decoration at the Escuela de Decoración Interior de Miraflores in 1968. Relocating to Miami, Florida in 1975, Raquel continued to take art classes and workshops with Ilse Grinstein, Peter Rubino, Nilda Comas, Eugene Daub, Susan Luery, Paul Lucchesi, Judy Williams, Wayne Pelke, and currently Robin Katz amongst other artists. Raquel is an accomplished and prolific artist in oil painting with a remarkable sensibility and delightful color reminiscent of the great impressionist masters. Traveling to different parts of the world, Raquel always found the sculptures she encountered irresistible to touch. Her desire to understand the art of sculpting, prompted Raquel, along with her daughter Anabel, to pursue studies in stone

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Raquel earned her first award in 1967 for “Kindling Light” an oil painting exhibited in Lima, Peru. She then won an award for “Menorah” a bronze sculpture in 1972 in Lima, Peru. “Menorah” is part of the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum in Miami Beach, Florida. Raquel has earned numerous awards for her ceramic and alabaster sculptures and continues to showcase exhibitions in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in South Florida. Raquel is an overall humanitarian and a philanthropist. She is an active participant in the Jewish community. She served as president of Eshet Chayil Cultural Group in Peru from 19731974. Raquel was the president of Na’amat OR Chapter of Miami from 1983-2005. Since 2005 to the present day, Raquel serves as the Na’amat South Florida Regional President. The State of Israel Bonds honored Raquel as a “Woman of Valor” in 1993, and honored Raquel and her husband Dr. Moises Rub O.B.M. in 1999 with the ‘Celebration of Life’ award. The Jewish Museum, Miami Beach, Florida, chose Raquel and Dr. Moises Rub O.B.M. as part of Miami’s 2002 Distinguished Latin American Families exhibit, ‘El Viaje’. She is a dedicated mother and grandmother and she is actively involved in activities with her grandchildren in whom she instills her joy for the arts. •

The disentangled. Metal, 26cm x 53.5 cmcm x 30cm.

Too heavy. Metal, oak, paving stone, 15.5cm x 48cm x15.5cm.

Dominik Stohler was born in 1960 in Liestal, Switzerland. He served an apprenticeship as a metalworker from 1976-1980. Afterwards, he trained further through self-study of different forging techniques. Since 1997, he has been self-employed as a metal designer, artist and metalworker. Since 1980, he has been creating works of art out of metal. At first smaller ones such as candle holders, decorative boxes and other gift items. Since 2007, he has been making sophisticated pictures out of metal, as well as sculptures since 2013. • 33

photography • digital art

Pieces of Metal. Digital art.

Arthur Jacob Recognition of my work has greatly expanded with participation in several solos and many juried and group exhibitions. Among them is my most recent solo exhibition at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California and hosted by Gallery ArtLA. I have also been the recipient of several awards and have been featured in or as part of several print media articles, among them Professional Artist and Art & Beyond Magazine, that are both national print and electronic magazines. I have also recently been juried in to the winning on-line gallery hosted by Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York. My work is a process of discovery, strongly influenced by a very strong visual sense of the world. My work offers an infinite variety of visual perceptions and interpretations for the viewer. The viewer is first told what the “real Life” image is in the title of the piece, but through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, they are then asked to undertake an adventure of discovery and challenged to explore the shapes, colors, movements and forms, which 34 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2014

the abstraction and reconstruction present. Colors and shapes become emotion, while form and movement become attitude. Even when a work is easily recognized there is still a predominate thread of color, movement, shape and form. My creative process is a thoughtful and purposeful digital manipulation. Using a mouse rather than a brush to achieve a powerful medium of expression and communication, creates this style of fine art. After leaving the work-a-day world, it was in Las Vegas that I began to discover my creative abilities and focus on the mediums of photography and digital art. In 2008 I decided to move to the Portland area where I presently reside, after a short stay in Coos Bay, Oregon. Believing that it is important to stay connected with one’s community, I have actively served on several community boards and committees, most recently, the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas and the Coos Bay Art Museum in Oregon. •

Imagination. Digital art.

Christophe Kiciak Christophe is a 36 years old self-taught hobbyist, living in France. He deeply enjoys creating unusual images, by combining his own photos into surreal, conceptual, or fantasy oriented pictures. The most important to him is to keep control over the whole creation process: he spends much time thinking about concepts, first translating them into rough sketches, then shooting all the various necessary photos, before achieving the composite itself. As a result, his images are always very personal, reflecting his very thoughts and point of views.

His wife Marianne is helping him, especially on the artistic side of the creations (sets construction, image composition, color choices, overall feeling). Since 2012, his work has been awarded several times in international contests. • 35

photography • digital art

Untitled. New Media. Digital Art.

Untitled. New Media. Digital Art.

Ronit Kristal is a new media artist. Divorced, lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is a makeup and stylist on t.v. and has a popular facebook website which is showing up the winning paintings and shares popularity worldwide... The showing artworks are all one-time drawing on a computer program, signed and original. The printing techniques: specialized and advanced plexiglass and silicon glass frames .

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Emily_M_11-16-12--01AB. H 25.00” x W 19.13”.

Dan McCormack studied Photography from 1962 1967 at the Institute of Design in Chicago and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1967 to 1970. I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife, while in graduate school. Then for over forty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme. In 1976, I joined the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for Photography and served as Vice President of the Board for ten years. One of my responsibilities was the installation of every show during those formative years. I have taught photography at Purdue University, Pratt Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Bard College, Ramapo College and Mercy College before I came to Marist College twenty years ago. I currently head the photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. I use an oatmeal box pinhole camera to make 8x10 inch B&W negatives. With its extreme wide angle and distortion, the camera gives

me results that are constantly a surprise. I develop the B&W negatives, scan them into Photoshop, and then colorize the image by pulling curves in each of the channels. I make an images rooted in 16th Century pinhole optics juxtaposed with 21st Century digital print manipulations. These newest photographs of mine are a hybrid of Photography and Digital Printmaking. From January to February 2010 I had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District in Troy, NY. I showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. And in May 2013 I have a solo show, “Nude at Home”, twenty-six images made from 2003 to 2012 at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. • 37

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The story of my Chivichana. Draw on Cardboard, 1.00m x 0.70m

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Relationship. Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x40". 2014 The pigeon is a determined species of animals. It keeps coming back to your shelter despite attempts by humans to chase it away. The pigeon sighting can encourage you to be stubborn and hold on to life regardless of what challenges are thrown in your path. In history, myth, legend and lore, the peacock symbolism carries portents of: Nobility, Holiness, Guidance and Protection.The peacock can also help you on your spiritual Path, and breathe new life into your walk of faith.The artist encompasses the characteristics of the pigeon and the peacock with that of the wisdom of human relationships (lamp). If we believe in ourselves and each other, nothing is impossible. Life is beautiful.

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