Art & Beyond Winter Print Edition 2015

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art&beyond Vol. 7 • Winter Edition • 2015

from artist to artists - market, promote, succeed Photo by Tom Blaess

Kelly Fischer

DINOSAUR. Acrylic on Canvas, 120cm x 180cm oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry

Barbara Walder

EMOTION ET RAISON. CollagenMalereiŠ, Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 cm x 40 cm. 2013

point of interest Contemporary Art Projects USA, has announced its participation in this year´s Art Basel Week at Spectrum Miami 2015; one of the major satellite fairs located at Midtown/Wynwood Miami Art District, taking place December 2-6, 2015. The exhibition will be curated by Silvia Medina. Ms. Medina was a founding member of the Havana Biennial and the Wilfredo Lam Center in Havana, Cuba; she also held the director position at The Foundation for the Development of the Arts, and was the Executive Director of Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuela. She is presently the full time curator for Contemporary Art Projects USA. This year Contemporary Art Projects USA will be showcasing: Special Solo Shows Ricardo Cardenas, Mexico – Invited Artist, “Autobiografico “Pure







Surekha by


Sadana, Delias,

By Ricardo Cardenas

Dubai, Austria,

“#City Life” ; Evelyn Walg, Venezuela, “Conquering Success”; Jorge Cavalier, Colombia, “Andean Gold”; Kelly Fisher, Switzerland, “Scaffolding No Safety Net-Parchute”; Luis Alberto Hernandez, Venezuela, “Polyptych of Saint Augustin”; Martin Schoffel, Venezuela, “Geometria








Post Contemporary Art Initiative by Carlos Martinez-Leon, Venezuela;

By Surekha Sadana

Elkin Canas, Venezuela; Mercedes Cisneros, USA; Milixa Moron, Venezuela and Collective Artsy Project by Dario Posada, Colombia; Elena Bulatova, Russia; Grace Berge, USA; Ileana Collazo, USA; Lorena Fernandez, Colombia; Mariana Avila, Mexico; Monica Loncola, USA; Motoko Oyamada, Japan; Passion Art, Brazil; Ronit Kristal, Israel; Roy Rodriguez, Cuba; and William Stalhuth, Venezuela. Alongside this talented roster of national and international artists, Contemporary Art Projects USA has been accepted to exhibit a unique juried fundraising international collaborative where 300 hundred artists will come together to create the “Help-Hope-Nepal Mural” to benefit the April 2015 Nepal earthquake victims through the MAITIRERELIEFFUND. The mural will showcase all innovative media including: painting, photography, 3D printing, digital art, and mixed media. The image icon for this mural will be a photograph by Venezuelan artist/photographer,

By Jorge Cavalier

Maria Fernanda Lairet.

Contemporary Art Projects USA Tata Fernandez, Executive/Gallery Director Email: Telephone: 786-262-5886/772-410-9126 Web:

By Maria Fernanda Lairet • 5




Vol. 7 • Winter Edition • 2015



from the publisher What is Art? Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. It is a form of communication based on a range of emotions that can be expressed using brush strokes, color, various techniques, different medium and materials. The viewer is able to experience the visual impulse that creates a fountain of feelings.

I have always been fascinated by people’s imagination, their ability to express feelings, vision and philosophy by using simple tools to produce amazing works of art that unveil a whole new world. Art & Beyond Magazine is proud to present this special issue that will be presented at the Spectrum Miami Art Show 2015. Featured in this issue are incredible artists from different countries and from all walks of life, each possessing their own style, unique ideas and vision of the world around us. Art & Beyond will be at Booth #315 with the Contemporary Art Projects USA as our official Media Partner. This year Contemporary Art Projects USA brings with it a wide arrange of artists. Exhibitions not to be missed are the Special Solo Show Project by Ricardo Cardenas; Post Contemporary Art Initiative Solo Show with multiple artists; a Collective Artsy Project presented by multiple of artists and there will also be a number of different Solo Shows in the Contemporary Art Projects USA Booth #315. Also featuring a unique juried fundraising international collaborative where 300 hundred artists will come together to create the “Help-Hope-Nepal Mural”.

Fine Art • Sculpture • Jewelry • Photography • Digital Art Point Of Interest 5 Taras Bibilashvili 8

Miguel Conesa Osuna 21

Eva-Li Hansson 9 Debbi Chan 10

André Schoots 23

Olivia Alexander 11 Ann Dunbar 11

Ronit Kristal 25

Michael Cheung 12 Michelle Purves 13

Anabel Rub Peicher 26

Muzaffer Tunca 22 John Deng 24­­­ Raquel Rub 26 Sandra DenHartog 27

Irik Giza M 14 Lis Engel 15

Steven Lustig 27 M. Jane Johnson 28

Ellie Manso Kane 16 Stephanie Holznecht 17 Kelly Fischer 18

Darnéy Willis 28

Barbara Walder 19 Ryota Matsumoto 20

Lika Ramati 30

Carol Staub 29 Yaryna Yuryk 29 Eric Wiles 30


Back Cover

Kelly Fischer

John Deng

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Barbara Walder

Muzaffer Tunca

Traditionally, the Art & Beyond Cover Competition is held for every issue where four artists are given the opportunity to be featured on four covers of the magazine. We are proud to announce that the artwork titled “Dinosaur” by Kelly Fischer (p. 18) has been chosen as the Winter Edition of Art & Beyond Magazine Front Cover. The artwork “Misty Li River” by John Deng (p. 24) has been chosen for the Back Cover. The artwork “Emotion Et Raison” by Barbara Walder (p. 19) won the Inside Front Cover. And for the Inside Back Cover was chosen the artwork “Dual Nudes” by Muzaffer Tunca (p. 22). We would like to thank all of the immensely talented artists who participated in this issue. Art & Beyond wishes you great success in your artistic future. Art & Beyond Magazine is published by Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. and serves as a promotional tool for artists and art event organizers. Art & Beyond Magazine is delivered directly to galleries and art consultants. The artists presented on its pages are given an opportunity to showcase their work and increase visibility throughout the art sphere and bring their artistic career to the next level or representation.


Mila Ryk

Art Director

Mila Ryk


Alina Lampert

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NEW YORK AND GLOBALIZATION, Series. Oil on Canvas, 105 cm x 135 cm

Taras Bibilashvili was born on April 2, 1960 in Zestaponi, Georgia. In 1977 Taras graduated the Arts School in Tbilisi and the year after began his career as an artist in the workshop of famous artist Professor Zurab Nizharadze. In 1983 Taras studied at the Lakob Nikoladze Arts College and has been participating in many local and international exhibitions since 1985. In 1994 Taras traveled to Athens, Greece for creative work. There he met famous artist and sculptor Khristos Ksarakaciano, sculptor, the director of modern museum. In 2014 Taras began working at the Artist Pablo Picasso Collection in Artist Star Arts Production, in Artist Star Arts Production Gallery and Art-On-Google. Taras (Davit) Bilashvili (nickname – “Biblieli”) has held many personal and group exhibitions. He is rewarded with many encouraging rewards for his creative work. His many creative works (painting, sculptor, drawing) are included worldwide in both state and private collections.

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GENDER EQUALITY, Series. Oil on Canvas, 135 cm x 105 cm


NEBULOSA ~ ツュ Jury valued at MUSテ右 DU LOUVRE Paris 2014 Acrylic Mixed Media, 30 cm x 30 cm



PIG PEOPLE AND PARTY. ALBUM. From a 70’ continuous story painting in a folding album, ink/watercolor on rice paper, 22”h x 30”w

Debbi Chan born in Houston Texas in 1951 where I spent my first 50 years. I became part of the Houston art scene in my younger years. It wasn’t until moving to wilds of Idaho that I devoted myself to art entirely. This wild country tends me and allows 10-15 hours of painting daily. Having studied traditional Chinese painting with a Master artist for almost 15 years I continue to paint in this method but over the years I have developed a style recognizably my own yet keeping to the traditional styles. The last two years have seen my art focus on very lengthy (over 70’) continuous story paintings in folding albums. Some are historical in nature such as “Logging in Pacific NW or East to West” which tells, using fine art, the story of Chinese immigrants trials, tribulations, and triumphs in helping to build the Pacific NW. Some of the albums are lighthearted and others very controversial. Of course, landscapes are still my favorite, the last year has seen a couple of new projects. I show in three virtual galleries with exhibbit. com and the paintings look beautiful on the gallery walls. I also decided to publish, as magazines or books, the finished albums so that they would be more accessible to everyone. I have grown passionate about these wordless books. Look for me online, I try to be around as much as I can between paintings.

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OF CLOGS AND WINDMILLS. From a 70’ continuous story painting in a folding album, ink/watercolor on rice paper, 22”h x 30”w Have you ever thought about your wedding, party, or favorite football game saved as a continuous painting in a folding album? Contact me. The event would be painted in a folding album with different sizes to choose from and plain or colored silk brocade covers. You supply photographs; the number of photos to vary with length of unfolded album. All albums have 23 pages but can be over 70 ‘ with the jumbo size.

Olivia Alexander

and Ann


an extra-ordinary art exhibition

Oceans of Oz Opening from December 1st. One Week Only

Galerie Art & Miss 14, rue Sainte Anastase, 75003 Paris

both artists have different expressions and unique mixed media methods



Olivia Alexander (Australia) phone: +61 (0) 411 197 254 •

Ann Dunbar, born in Hampshire, England knew at a very early age that she wanted to become an artist and she was encouraged by both parents and teachers. She spent six years studying, firstly to obtain a teachers certificate with honours and secondly a for bachelors of Arts degree in textiles and fashion. She taught in schools and colleges for sixteen years, before she became an artist in her own right, fulltime, with a launch of her first solo exhibition in 1990. Ann relocation to France in 1996, and made the most of her surroundings and spent time to find her own style and expression and to establish herself in the French art scene. Ann’s work is a figurative and romantic style whereby she embellishes her painting with embroidery. Thousands of silk threads superimposed create exciting effects. Ann has a long list of awards and medals; most recently she was given the Rubens Medal of high recognition from Italia in arte, the Art Critics Award and Rome Imperial Award (Salvatore Russo) from Italy and a finalist in the “Healing of art competition”, with Manhattan Arts International. Ann exhibits have travelled the globe, in Europe and abroad such as Japan, China, Cambodia, Australia and USA. She is represented by galleries and curators in Italy, Australia and France.


Olivia Alexander, born in London in 1961, moved to Australia with her parents as a child and soon discovered her talent for drawing. It was after she married and brought up her four children, that she pursued her art career following art classes and finally opened up her studio in Shellharbour, south of Sydney in 2007, where she works fulltime now. Her work is described as abstract expressionist, where she does not paint realism but rather the expression of the emotive factors she experiences. Her speciality is the layering of diverse mixed mediums which create a richness of luscious colours and profound range of texture. She was awarded the Silver Medal from the French International Academy of Merit and most recently the Art Critics award, the Rome Imperial International Award in Italy and a finalist in the international Brisbane art prize. She is represented by galleries and curators from Italy, Singapore, Australia and France.

BURROWED BEAUTY. 100cm x100cm

Ann Dunbar (France) phone: +33 (0) 6 11 23 12 19 • Both Olivia and Ann have created a body of work which ties up with the issues of the fragile environment we live in: rising sea temperature and global warming, hot topics which hit Paris at this moment with the COP21 debate. Both Olivia Alexander and Ann Dunbar, who are passionate about nature, wish to raise awareness of the fragility, beauty and natural spirit of our marine world, through their own personal expression. Countries spend millions exploring space but very little beneath our seas and this exhibition stresses on its magnificence and the urgency to take action now. • 11


IN THE MEMORY OF LOVE #37. Oil on Canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm, 2105

IN THE MEMORY OF LOVE #36. Oil on Canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm, 2015

Michael Cheung is a Chinese visual artist based in Hong Kong. Growing up in the former British Colony where East meets West, Michael is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture. Michael Cheung (born 1978 in Hong Kong) belongs to a new generation of Hong Kong artists. His approach is edgy, sophisticated and creative one that understands the value of good art. His art creation is deeply embedded within perception, memory, identity and communication in contemporary life. A self-taught artist, trained as a graphic designer, he has exhibited in New York, Seoul, Berlin, Copenhagen, Moscow, with magazines such as Don't Panic magazine. He always seeking challenging projects to expand his artistic repertoire.

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HEAVEN TO TOUCH. Oil on Canvas, 1260mm x 1570mm

TEMPEST. Oil on Canvas, 650mm x 650mm

MICHELLE PURVES My love and intimacy with nature all started when my parents moved to a remote village on the border of a game park in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) when I was nine years of age.

Each flower is unique and a flower represents a person, travelling through this vast world with hopes and dreams, reaching for the sky, whilst not forgetting the beauty of their surroundings.

The fiery sun and flaming red skies, contrasted to romantic soft pink skies bedding themselves on the horizon. The scorched earth begging for rain and the chameleon clinging with hope to a vivid green tree in the middle of a drought. The midnight blue sky, alive with flickering stars and fireflies dancing to the beat, of an opera of cicadas.

My paintings are in traditional oils and my technique is non conformist. I commenced painting in 1997.

Nowadays, clouds to me represent the interconnectedness of nature. The beginning of life. The colours of the sky resemble the moods of people and their colourful characteristics, whether it be romantic, imaginary, or dramatic overtones.

Since 2002, I have had numerous successful exhibitions in Australia. In 2015 I exhibited at ART MONACO, Salon d’Art Contemporain par excellence, Cote d’Azur and was awarded the “Prix d’Excellence Artiste Emergent”. • 13


I AM WITH YOU. Oil on Canvas, 110 cm x 140 cm. 2013

Irek Giza M (Irik Gizatulin) Irek Giza M (Irik Gizatulin) – born on September 12, 1961 is a Russian painter living and working in Novosibirsk, Russia. Giza M is what you could a call a jack of trades, he is a painter, writer, mystic, philosopher and theorist of fine art. He is also one of the founders of esoteric art-therapy that combines painting and parapsychology. Irek graduated from Art School in 1983 specializing in painting and design. In 1998 Gizatulin decided to go back to school to study psychology, philosophy of art and painters in the 20th century. The many years he spent learning has had an immense influence on his art. Irek’s first major exhibition was in 2000 in Novosibirsk. It was a collection of 19 works that were acquired by a financial company FCN in Novosibirsk. Gizatulin began to curate exhibitions in 2009 and has successfully organized 17 personal exhibitions in Russia. Practicing his brush and perfecting his recognition, Gizatulin produced innovative conceptual works.

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THEATTRACTION. Oil on Canvas, 110 cm x 140 cm. 2013

LIFETOUCH. Acryl on Canvas, 50 cm x 50 cm

Lis Engel is a contemporary Artist living in Denmark. She is inspired from nature, music, poetry, myth, dance and dreams. Her images are meditative and visionary intertwining the figurative, the poetic, and the abstract. “I think of contemporary art as a voice of beauty and freedom rooted in awareness of radical aliveness.”

Invited and censured exhibitions I Segnalati in EDINBURGH, 14-16 November, 2015, Biennale Chianciano, Art Museum of Chianciano, 5-13 September, 2015, Art Expo, Future Memories, Venice, Italy, 18-29 August, 2015, Solo Exhibition at Marziart Hamburg, December 2014 - January 2015, ”Salon Gustave Eiffel” - La Grande Exposition Universelle 2014, curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo. Museum of Americas, 2011, Firenze Biennalen, 2011, Gallery Broadway, New York, 2011, Nyart Beijing Project, 2011. Presented in: The best Modern and Contemporary Artists, 2015. Masters of Today-Art of Excellence, International Contemporary Artists Vol VIII, 2014.

BEING-BECOMING. Acryl on Canvas, 35 cm x 40 cm

The Best Modernand Contemporay Artists 2014. • • • 15


INTO THE WOODS. Liquid Acrylic on Canvas, 20” x 30”. 2015

“The course of the world is the course of our lives and the course of our existence in endless transition…and so my artwork follows this pattern as it emerges and broadens.” -Ellie

Ellie Manso Kane Born in Havana, Cuba – residing in the United States since 1962. Ellie’s art conveys her inner journey through life – from her island roots where vibrancy, movement and intensity played a major role, to a sense of inquisition and discovery along her artistic path. Exploring unique and contemporary techniques, she has recently found a very distinct creative expression in her latest abstract themes. Using an ancient Japanese concept as her starting point, Ellie focuses on the acceptance of the transient and fleeting, or as depicted in her paintings, crispness and elusiveness. Her quest is to find beauty in imperfection and, at its most basic, in all things primitive and simple - impermanent and incomplete. She works on canvas, panel, copper or wood and uses mixed media and collage in order to create texture and unforeseen forms. She states that the way her life took form after leaving her country taught her that things may not always shape up as they are planned. As she searched, she found meaning in this approach of interpreting her insight and presence. In this manner

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A SINGLE LEAF. Liquid Acrylic on Paper, 16” x 20“. 2015

she voices her sentiments through art - always keeping in mind that strength can be found even in what is most seemingly frail. Ellie has studied under Watercolorist David Maddern; Chilean Artist Jaime Ferrer; Author/Artist, Laura Cerwinske; Yugoslavian Portrait Artist Silvius Krecu; Portrait Artist Diana Neville; and Cuban Artists Baruj Salinas and Yovani Bauta. As a former member of W-10, Ellie has participated in various installations under curator Yovani Bauta. And as a member of International Biennale Artists, she is also exhibiting internationally. •

IRRATIONAL THOUGHTS. Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36”

Stephanie Holznecht Stephanie was born in England, arriving in the USA at the age of nineteen, where she now resides. Upon arrival she attended university, receiving a BA degree in graphic design and fine art. She went on to work in the design industry as a graphic designer and art director. After ten years she left her position as art director to raise a family, and begin to pursue a career in professional art. Stephanie invests in the creation of a piece of art to convey what she has inside: her thinking, emotions, her life, her essence and her soul. It’s also a way to reach her own desires and crucial demands out of life. When she creates a new piece of art, what she feels smoothly becomes real. At first she hesitates, knowing she can afford only a few false moves, but once her creativity is ready, her vision becomes clear and flows out onto the canvas. For Stephanie it is important to create what she feels. Her abstract art is an extension of herself. Full of passion and emotion, all playing a part in her creative process. The inspiration that she takes from experiencing life creates a feeling that continues to inspire her. She feels, as an artist, that is something she could never lose. Stephanie has won a number of awards, most notably a bronze award from an exhibition in London, England. She has exhibited worldwide; including Italy, England, India, Nepal, and all over the USA. •

MAYHEM SUBDUED. Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 30” • 17

Photo by Lauren Fuhrimann

fineart • mixedmedia BLUEPRINT. ACRYLIC on Canvas


“Scaffolding no safety net-no parachute” Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA Spectrum Miami Art Show December 2-6, 2015 Booth 315 “My body of work developed and evolved over time and much of the outcome was not intentional. I pursue shapes and colors that begin with the under painting. The paintings emerge as color and texture are added layer upon layer. My semi-abstract portraits tell a story of whimsical spontaneity. My landscapes pull the viewer into a world of color, light and emotion!” - Kelly Fischer


Kelly Fischer Kelly Fischer is from Memphis, Tennessee and currently resides in Bern, Switzerland where she is the founder and former headmistress of The English Montessori School and the director and founder of KTF-WritersStudio. She is an award winning author of ten children’s books.

“I’ve always loved watching the children respond to what I create.” She now devotes all of her time to her writing and painting as well as trying to meet requests for guest author visits and art exhibitions! •

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Photo by Tom Blaess

She has over 25 years teaching experience dedicated to providing an inspirational classroom environment and has also maintained her own academic studies, including Education / Sociology (University of Memphis), Early Childhood Special Education, English as a Second Language, London Montessori College, and on-going study - a Masters in Painting and Drawing, at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.Now a full-time author and artist, she has published ten award winning children’s books. Kelly gets enormous pleasure from creating the characters and writing her stories for children and says...

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY. CollagenMalerei© Mixed Media on Canvas, 65 cm x 45 cm. 2015

BARBARA WALDER Through the light to the matter - My journey of discovery in the artistic use of matter began with the delicate application of pastels. By way of large-scale shapes with bold colours in transparent gouache I came to use solidifying acrylic paint and then to my own CollagenMalerei©. This is created layer by layer. Through constant reduction I get answers to my questions about essence and balance. In the opinion of Mona Youssef, curator, jurist and gallery owner: “BARBARA WALDER is fascinated by nature since childhood which clearly reflected in painting striving to find answers about light and colors in nature and their relationship to man. Working with chalk and gouache, she adds special emphasis on naturalness, authenticity and originality which is important part of her existence. The brief moment of ``now-ness``, the transition from night to day, day to night fascinates her with its peculiar color, a moment of indecision in which its perfect beauty unfolds.” I am living and painting in the Principality of Liechtenstein • 19

fineart • mixedmedia


Ryota Matsumoto is a principal of an award-winning design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in Tokyo. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. He received Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after studying at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in early 90’s. The artworks of Ryota Matsumoto develop and demonstrate the spatio-temporal conditions of our everevolving urban and ecological environments. They are created to act as the catalyst for defining speculative changes in notions of cities, socities and cultures. Essentially, the work facilitates a reciprocal dialogue among those multifaceted realms in the morphological nature of constantly shifting topography and geology. The drawings explore the hybrid drawing techniques combining both architectural and visual art languages. The varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones and visual metamorphosis THE CHRONOLOGY OF IMAGINARY SCROLLS. Mixed Media, 27” x 37” are employed as the hybrid/multi-layered drawing processes to question the nature of representation. The the composition within which thresholds between organic and application of these techniques allows the work to transcend technological elements become indistinct and the spatial and boundaries between analogue and digital as well as between temporal variations emerge. two- and multi-dimensional domains. The process reformulates

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CRYSTAL SPHERES. Acrylic and Mixed Media on Linen., 24” x 36”. 2013

Miguel Conesa Osuna was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1952. He has been in the Visual Arts since 1970. As an emerging artist his biography was first published in 1973 at the Great Encyclopedia of Puerto Rico; was included in “Who’s Who in American Art from 1983 through 1990”. He traveled to Russia and Northern Europe in 1976. Ehxibuted at Lynn Kottler Galleries, NY, 1973; Ligoa Duncan, NY, 1975; Gaymán Gallery, (now Museo del Barrio) NY, 1983; Gallery II-RSVR in Charleville, Virginia; Javo Gallery, Atlanta, 1978; Seibels Bruce & Co, Columbia, SC.; Classic Gallery, Augusta, Ga., 197678; Gertrude Memorial Herbert Art Institute, Augusta, Ga. 1977; Peachtree Center Gallery, Atlanta, Ga; National Annual Art Jury Exhibition of the Institute THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE. Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 48”x24”. 2015 of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan: 1979-80, 1985, 2003 & 2014; Canvas Gallery, Old San Juan, 2004; Ga; Puerto Rican Fund for the Financing of Cultural endowment, Hilton Hotel, Ponce, PR, 1989; Ponce Art Museum, PR 1980; Omni 1997; FATICART, (Digital Art Festival), Italy (2005, 06-07). International, Atlanta, Ga. 77; Memorial Atlanta High Museum, Ga. His work in a public & private collections in the US, the Caribbean, 76; Library of Univ. of Puerto Rico, PR, 1974; Havana, Cuba, Centro Latin America and Europe. He has a Master Degree from the Pablo de la Torrente Brau: 2002, 2004 and 2005; Prague, Czech, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. SOKI of Korea, 2002; First American Artists in Paris, France 197576; Convention Center, Tokyo, Japan- 86. Please, serious inquiries at 787-222-0649 Best of the Show Award Mc Duffy Art Collection, 1976, Thompson, • 21

fineart • sculpture

PRIGENNIDA. Ceramic (Unfired), 41 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm

Muzaffer Tunca is not only an exemplary English language instructor but also an avid artist. He has a lot of hobbies such as painting, sculpting, photography, poetry (Haiku), and writing short stories.

WHO IS MUZAFFER TUNCA? Muzaffer Tunca (1950) is a professional educator and a selftaught artist and sculptor. Muzaffer Tunca graduated from Hacettepe University with M.A. Degree in English Literature with a Certificate of Education (Teaching Certificate) Department of English Language and Literature, 1975. He got an M. Ed. Degree in Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Department of Education, Hacettepe University, 1979. After teaching various higher education institutions, he got retired in 2005 and began to teach at FAEP at Bilkent University. He has been teaching academic English and social and political philosophy. He was nominated as Bilkent University distinguished teacher award and got BUSEL distinguished award in 2010

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He has been involved in making sculptures since 2010, and is a professional member of ISC- International Sculpture Center, USA.Muzaffer Tunca tries to turn one dimensional images on his sketchbooks into a three dimensional ones using a touchable, sensible and breakable material. By breakable he means changeable. Each dimension of his sculpture has a different shape and form. Why? Because nothing has one dimension including human beings. He defines himself as “I am a multidimensional being and life is an infinite-dimensional function space for me, and I am trying to create multidimensional sculptures.”Muzaffer Tunca opened a solo sculpture exhibition in Ankara in November 2014. Muzaffer Tunca participated in three art competitions in 2013 organized by See.Me. He passed three levels and in the competition, “Creatives Rising” he deserved to be included in the show to take place in New York City on 5th October 2013. In addition, his sculpture was digitally exhibited in New York City in December 2013 and in January 2014 in the Miami Beach Art Fair.

TIME TO TANGO. Oil on Canvas, 100 cm x 120 cm

André Schoots How do we handle the changes in life? The oil paintings of André Schoots are narrative. In a fresh, colorful palette he combines a realistic metaphoric language with geometrical patterns. Central theme in his work is the development of the human condition. Individuals, society and nature change. Seasons, day and night follow patterns. Living creatures develop. People’s life changes constantly. Schoots investigates the dynamics of sociological issues and natural processes. His canvases are simultaneously lyrical and mysterious. The artist states: “I make colorful enigmatic food for thought. For me creativity is a give and take between expression and

BEYOND THE GLASS CEILING. Oil on Canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm

interpretation. I use the power of visual form inviting the viewer to perceive and imagine”. André Schoots successfully used to parallel art with science and strategic communication. As Ph.D. he researched biological developments and was spokesperson of the city council of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. At present he is full time artist. His artwork is exhibited, published and awarded in Europe and the US. André Schoots currently lives and works in Berg en Dal, The Netherlands • 23

photography • digitalart


JOY. Nepal.

John Deng John Deng is a Chinese-American fine arts photographer based in New York. He specializes in capturing the culture and beauty of the world through a unique perspective that infuses humanity into landscapes, and the spirit of Zen into his compositions.

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269. Digital Art.

Ronit Kristal is a digital painter and a new media/mixed media artist from TelAviv, Israel. She is an autodidactic computer artist, and a leading figure in the new-media art world. Kristal has led a successful career as a make-up artist and stylist, in the Israeli television. She has worked with leading figures, and was the head wardrobe stylist for the news on the Israeli tv, and international television shows, such as the American “60 Minutes”, where she worked with Yizthak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Kristal also worked in iconic commercials and inhabited other design fields such as interior design and more. The artist’s fascinating biography includes many visits to New York, Amsterdam, Goa India and Ibiza, the international home of the party scenes. She has developed herself in music, fashion, and culture throughout her life. In recent years, Kristal discovered painting, and has entered into the new world of computer painting programs with a great deal of enthusiasm and meticulousness, as she explores the endless possibilities offered by the computer programs. As a compulsive texture collector, she combines new and surprising textures in her paintings: “I mainly like to surprise myself and not get bored”, she says. In her short career, Kristal has developed a unique style in the digital media, which integrates beauty and creativity with advanced working techniques. She combines the new and the old, breaks boundaries, and constructs sophisticated and surprising compounds of textures, colors, and depth. The creator uses unconventional forms, which she creates on her computer while constantly defying the existing norms. She loves to surprise both herself and the viewer. The painter is particularly known for the exquisite, unique and innovative type of flowers she paints and their polished look. Once you are

DIVINE. Digital Art. captured by “the bug” you are “infected”, and can’t help but persistently following her creations. Kristal believes that there is no end to development and progress, and she constantly pursues new textures, dimensions, and surprising color mixes while incorporating special painting techniques in her working process. Those rare color arrangements have led the international art community to give her the nickname “the color magician”. Kristal paints spontaneously and intuitively. Her work process is unique, fast, and focused. The artist’s visual world is free of convention and immediately projects the viewer, without warning, to a total and sensual experience. Through the colors and textures she creates on her computer, Kristal aspires to Touch her audience and communicate with the world. • • 25

fineart • jewelry • sculpture

SPIRIT. Art Cycle Exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum, Florida. March 6-May 24 2015

Anabel Rub Peicher, “Spirit”

ABSTRACT VIII. PVC, 26” x 21” x 14”

Raquel Rub Red is the color of extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the color of fire and blood – energy and primal life forces – and most of red’s symbolism today arises from its powerful associations in the past. During her artistsc career she received number of award starting from her paintings and lately for the outstanding contenporary sculpture. “Evolution VII,” Aluminum, 1st Place Metal, Juror Ruth Avra, ArtServe, Reflections, Oct. 18 to Nov. 6, 2009. “Imagination II,” Alabaster Sculpture, Judge’s Recognition – Juror Peter Meyerhoefer, Broward Art Guild, Nov. 3-20, 2009. “Abstract,” Stone Sculpture, 2nd Merit, State of the Artists 12th Annual Now Infamous, Starving Artist Competition and Exhinit, June-July 2012. “Z,” (28.5x7.5x3) Granite Sculpture, Honorific Mention Diploma for Outstanding Execution, Juror Dr. Milagros Bello, Salon 2015 Juried Show, Oct. 1-6, 2015. 26 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2015

This bicycle installation represents the Spirit of humanity regardless of age, background, beliefs or ethnicity. All that is necessary to enjoy this bike is the will to exercise and to delight in the outdoors. If you accept the challenge, hop on a bike, take it for a ride in the park, around your neighborhood, to work or around the world. You can bike by yourself, revel in the company of a friend, or relish the camaraderie of riding in a pack. You can add accessories to it and transport pets, or people on it. At night with lights and reflectors you can take pleasure in riding in the moonlight under the stars. If you have a competitive spirit you may participate in a race; if philanthropic you might ride to raise awareness and funds for a noble cause. Curiosity might take you to explore new terrain, different climatic conditions and challenging new routes. This installation of white flowers rising from the ground to the heavens intends to motivate people to get on their bikes and ride. It also renders homage to those souls who have lost their lives while on their bikes, due to unfortunate accidents, releasing their free spirits to eternity. Recent exhibits: The Armory in West Palm Beach, October 2015 and at the Ft. Lauderdale Home Show Oct 23-25 2015. Upcoming Exhibits: “Explosion” at the Fort Lauderdale Home Show Exhibit - Broward County Convention Center, Oct. 23-25 2015. The University of Miami Art Gallery in Wynwood, Fl., February 9 – 26, 2016. Opening reception Saturday, February 12th from 4pm to 10pm.

Sandy Den Hartog is a Native Californian. She now resides in Lake Havasu City Arizona. Her current home, she and her husband had built for themselves, faces the water with the desert a short distance behind and as a backdrop a dramatic and rather large mountain range. With this view Sandy has taken the time to absorb the impact of this beauty and pieced together jewelry that exemplifies each geographical characteristic, blending them into original jewelry objects. She is an Award Winning Artist. Sandy has placed in numerous Juried Art Shows throughout Arizona. Her romantic pieces of art continue to be showcased at David Rafaels in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Other distinguished pieces of jewelry designed completely from within her personal workshop are in the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, Az. Malouf on The Plaza in Santa Fe, NM. She is a self taught artist. Her jewelry displays both serene and harmonious qualities that have been regarded as the highest of models. Her work covers a wide range of Style, from Ethnic, Classic, to Over the Top and Everyday Chic. She refers to herself as displaying “ARTISTIC FREEDOM.” Sandy loves to mix everything up. The old with the new, and the big with the small. Although quite versatile in her design she leans toward the large and Ethnic Style. Many of Her Designs are created as she sleeps. She considers them to be her most excellent art pieces. Gemstones and Artifacts used in her talented designs have been found in her many World Wide Travels. These and and

A Beautiful Tuareg Cross from Niger, Old Silver Nepalese Beads from Nepal and African blue Agate and Old African Bicone Silver Handmade Beads from Africa as well.

This is and Ikipa Button from Nambia, Africa. From the Ovamba Tribe. They are hand carved and dyed. The surround beads are OLD Ivory as well.

so much more from the nations she has visited, are incorporated into the designs made by Sandy. Sandy also feels, “If you can’t see your JEWELRY from across the room, why bother.”

STEVEN LUSTIG Art - Breath - Movement

This art is born out of a love of the human form and its natural motion. It is powerful, passionate, and embraces both human and natural forms. Steven was born and raised near the North Shore of Chicago where he began drawing at a age five. In high school he met a regionally known sculptor and began his fine arts education. During that time, Steven was given a copy of Gray’s Anatomy. He became fascinated by what he saw and immediately began to draw directly from the book, changing the course of his life and starting a lifelong study of the human form. Steven received an art scholarship to Bradley University. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, with an emphasis on Bio-technical Illustration. While at the University of Illinois, Steven began to work for the Biomechanical Engineering department. His early work combining computers, art, and human motion became the genesis of Steven’s fine art, regardless of media. He would go on to draw, paint and sculpt thousands of interpretations of the human form in his own distinctive style. After seven years of working in corporate presentation graphics, Steven founded BioDesign Communications in 1989. BioDesign was a highly specialized computer graphics company supplying creative illustrations to the Life Science, Medical Device, and Healthcare industries. Steven has produced medical and life science images for companies around the world, and has illustrated four books, completed a series of life science illustrations for the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.


fineart • mixedmedia

BLUEIRIS. Acrylic on Canvas, 63.5” x 90”


ELEGANCE. Mixed Media.

M. Jane Johnson Showing a strong interest in drawing and art from a young age, M. Jane Johnson started taking private painting lessons at 7 years old. She went on to receive a BFA concentrating in painting and drawing. Jane’s process driven mixed-media work incorporates her love of oil, acrylic, collage and drawing into a colorful, textured painting. She calls her paintings construction projects as they are built from repetitive layers of paint, collage, and drawing creating beautiful complex work. The rich layers define the final image. Her paintings are held in private and corporation collections across the US.

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SUNIRIS. Acrylic on Canvas, 90” x 78”

Darnéy Willis I paint large scale canvases with bold invented lyrical and very expressive color passages of natural images viewed so only part of the external contours of the images are seen but without the internal natural details normally seen with such a view. I paint images from the iris flower meant to be more than visual illusions or mimics of iris flowers - to be doorways into visual, emotional, spiritual journeys - into flowerscapes of peace, order, beauty, and unity. They are metaphors of the human condition, the magnificent yet fragile nature of our humanity and our constant dependence on our Creator. •

ECOVILLAGE. Mixed Media on Canvas 24” x 48”

Carol Staub

was born and raised in Milford, Delaware. Upon retiring from a 26 year career in the airline industry she pursued her interest in silversmithing and fabricated award winning one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Her entry into the “painting” world came when a friend coerced her to take a watercolor class. She has been painting ever since and hasn’t looked back. She finds her inspiration from nature and all life’s experiences along the way. Having been born in a rural area her senses are keen and appreciative of the simple things in life. •

CURTAIN CALL. Acrylic on Canvas, 60” x 48”

SOUL OF THE UNIVERSE. Watercolor, 58 cm x 116 cm

Yaryna Yuryk was born in 1984 and is working in Lviv. Yuryk is an artist, designer, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Candidate of Architecture. She works in the author’s patented technique of watercolor and oil paintings, pastel. Yaryna Yuryk graduated from the Ivan Trush College of Decorative and Applied Arts and Lviv Polytechnic National University, where he teaches as an Docent of Design. Yuryk is the winner of the international competitions in painting in the US, Ukraine, Italy, Portugal, China. She has also been the exhibitor at exhibitions in the UK, Switzerland and other countries. •

LOST PARADISE. Watercolor, 58 cm x 38 cm • 29

photography • digitalart “The role of art is to bring joy, beauty and positive energy to the world and at the same time to rise questions about the life around us” - Lika Ramati

Lika Ramati multidisciplinary artist, designer and photographer. The concepts of womanly beauty, nature, the goddess, femininity ,strength and power of the female have been plaited as the themes of Ramati’s vision. The artist utilizes heavily costumed self or models portraiture and with a process of layering and enveloping creates fantasy worlds, all from her original photographs. In the late 1980’s, Ramati studied fashion design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel before relocating to New York City’s East Village where she quickly became a well-known personality within the scene. Her Artistic language has no limits, from street art to interior design, to international exhibits - Ramati’s art corresponds with European classical images from, gothic, baroque and Renaissance sources.

MOTHER EARTH. Digital Art. •



Eric Wiles Born in Chicago IL. USA amidst great architectural and old world surroundings, I groomed an eye for the beauty of art and the creativity of photography. As a world traveler at an early age the appreciation of natural beauty and the allure of man made objects sparked my creative imagination. Photography allows me the opportunity to capture moments in time and share this expression of beauty through Still Life and Fine Art imaging. My work has been exhibited at the Louvre Museum June 2015 also Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Artists for ATIM magazine 2013,2014,2015. •

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Muzaffer Tunca

DUAL NUDES. Ceramic (Unfired), 39 cm x 11 cm x 11 cm, 2015

John Deng