art&beyond Vol. 5 • Winter Edition • 2014
from artist to artist - market, promote, succeed
María Fernanda LAIRET
LAS CARAS DEL BOLIVAR
oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry
CORPS-FUSION. Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 30”. 2014
Vol. 5 • Winter • 2014
art&beyond Art is a form of communication based on a range of emotions one can express 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. Art is a universal language where one can experience its power by sight alone. Art & Beyond Magazine is proud to present the incredible artists featured on the pages of this issue. Each possessing their own style, unique ideas and vision of the world around us. They are able to create things that inspire and enhance our lives. 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 “Las Caras del Bolivar” by María Fernanda LAIRET (p. 12) has been chosen as the winner of the Winter Edition of Art & Beyond Magazine Front Cover.
CONTENTS Fine Art • Sculpture • Jewelry • Digital Art
Where To Go 5
James Griffin 17
Xenia Gottenkieny 17
Stephanie Holznecht 7
Oleg Lobykin 18
Joel Smith 18
Ryota Matsumoto 9 Jim Lively 10
Lis Engel 19
Allen J. Friedman 11
Alayne Abrahams 19
María Fernanda LAIRET 12
Carol P Kingsley 19
Raquel Rub 13
Goodÿ - Gilles EUGEN 20
Muzaffer Tunca 14
Deborah M.G. Cassolis 20
Sandy Den Hartog 15
Fabiola Osorio 20
Mila Ryk 15
John Andrews 16
Irina Vysotckaya 20
Natalya B. Parris 21
Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir 21
Nicole Gour 21
Karel Witt 21
María Fernanda LAIRET
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Inside Back Cover
The sculpture “Abstract” by Raquel Rub (p. 13) has been chosen for the Back Cover of Art & Beyond. The artwork “Corps-Fusion” by France Malo (p. 8) won the Inside Front Cover. And for the Inside Back Cover was chosen the artwork “Surviving in the Multidimensional Space of Cognitive Dissonance” by Ryota Matsumoto (p. 9). Congratulations to María Fernanda, Raquel, France and Ryota! 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. Publisher
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where to go 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 artists exhibiting at the show are: Marcus Jansen-USA, Andrea Batorfi-Hungary, Pablo Pro-Spain, Magaly Barnola Otaola-Venezuela, Maria Fernanda Lairet -Venezuela, Cesar Santos-Cuba, Reynier LLanes-Cuba, Ryota Matsumoto-Japan and T. Cris Alencar-Brazil, Nicholas Berdysheff-Georgia and Mike Gould Laser Art USA.
Pablo Pro. UNCONCIOUS V. Digital Photography. 40” x 60 “
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 visionaryarttrends.com 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. 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.
Nicholas Berdysheff. ANOMALY II. Digital Print. 28” x 28”
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. Cosmic Connections Project has been sponsored by Miami Dade College, Anonymous Sponsors and endorsed by City of Doral along with its Cultural Affairs Committee.
T. Cris Alencar. ENCOUNTER OF THE FIFTH KIND. Mixed Media, 3D
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. For more information contact: Tata Fernandez, Executive Director www.contemporaryartprojectsusa.com E-Mail: email@example.com
Ryota Matsumoto. THE INTERSECTION OF INFINITE PLANES www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 5
fineart THE RAIN... Oil on Canvas, 24” x 36”.
“Art - it is a life ... It for everybody and everyone finds something that is closer to his heart ...” - Yulia Altas.
FUNNY PLAYER. Mixed Media, 18” x 24”.
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. 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.. 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 6 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2014
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. 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. www.altasdesign.com
TURNING POINT. Fluid acrylic on canvas, 14” x 18”.
Stephanie Holznecht is originally from England but came over to America at the age of 19. After graduating college with a BA in graphic design and fine art, she worked as a graphic designer and art director for ten years. During that time Stephanie continued to evolve as a fine artist, concentrating mainly on realism.
SUPERCHARGED Fluid acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”.
Over the following years her artwork diverted from realism, working in pen and ink, into a more abstract acrylic, and mixed media artistic style. Although Stephanie has not forsaken her realistic work – “I have found abstract work to be a much more exciting way of expressing who I am”. Her main focus now is using a type of paint called fluid acrylic to create her abstract paintings. A medium she finds challenging and yet ultimately rewarding in the final outcome. “I work from the heart, allowing the paint to take on a life of its own”. When Holznecht begins her creative process she does not have a direct path in mind. From experience, she knows the process in which she plans to paint, and the mediums she have chosen to use, and thus begins the journey. “I lay down my paint with many thoughts and prevalent emotions running through my head. These images help guide my brush or the tools I use to paint with. My emotional side envelopes me as I paint and those feelings are poured onto the canvas” states Stephanie Holznecht. www.scholznecht.com www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 7
BETWEEN SESSIONS. Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 48”. 2014
RIO UN. Mix media on Canvas, 48” x 24”.
France Malo Dedicated to her professional carreer and the promotion of sports in arts, MALO received "ARTISTE DE L'ANNÉE 2013-2014 " and "Master in Fine Arts" titles from AIBAQ, the David-Nillet Prize in Salon National des Beaux-Arts Paris, the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 and numerous International honors and Grants since 1974. www.francemalo.com
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SILENT VERSES WITH OUR WHIRLWIND IMAGINATION. Mixed Media, 33” x 46”. THOSE DAZZLING LIGHTS SURROUND A SILENT SPACE Mixed Media, 33” x 44”.
Ryota Matsumoto is a principal of Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in Tokyo. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. He was born in Tokyo and grew up in Hong Kong. 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. His drawings and built work are featured in numerous international publications and exhibitions. His current interest gravitates around the embodiment of cultural possibilities in art, architecture, and urban topography. http://ryotamatsumotostudio.blogspot.com www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 9
fineart • sculpture CABERNET SAUVIGNON VERITAS. Cabernet Sauvignon Wine on Canvas, 40” x 30”.
IN PINOT NOIR VERITAS. Pinot Noir Wine on Canvas, 40” x 30”.
Jim Lively Jim Lively’s 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 Mastersof Contemporary Art (www. arttourinternational.com). In addition, he has participated in numerous group and a solo exhibitions across North America and in Europe. Jim has published four books containing images of his art including two novels. The latter part of 2013, Jim ventured into the single most experimental aspect of his professional career as an artist. This experiment consisted of incorporating actual wine into my paintings. What began as an experiment has morphed into a long term commitment to perfecting the use of wine in his art. In August of 2014, Jim thought it only appropriate that he take steps to enhance his knowledge and understanding about wine in general. Towards this end, he completed the requisite course to be certified as a
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Wine Sommelier. One thing that Jim learned in his course is that every wine producing nation has ratings and designation requirements that govern how wine is labeled. In the United States, a minimum of seventy-five percent (75%) of one grape must be used in a wine in order for the wine to be considered a varietal. For example, if a wine is to be designated as a Cabernet Sauvignon, it must consist of seventy-five percent (75%) of Cabernet Sauvignon. In this spirit, Jim wanted to do a separate “In Vino Veritas” series of Wine Paintings that conformed to these specifications. Every one of the paintings in this series will be composed of at least seventy-five (75%) of a varietal grape and the remaining twenty-five percent (25%) may be other media such as sealants and varnish. However, the only color visible in this series of paintings is attributable solely to wine. Jim wants the wine to dominate the painting and make a statement even to the casual observer. www.jimlivelyart.com
WAVEFORM SCULPTURE. Mirrored Polished Stainless.
Allen J. Friedman ARTIST/SCULPTOR AT WAVEFORM unique metal art! AFTER HONING MY SKILL FOR OVER 20 YEARS IN A SHEET METAL SHOP, AND BEING INSPIRED BY THE OCEAN WAVES AT SUNDOWN, WAVEFORM WAS BORN... A STRIKING ABSTRACT DESIGN CONCEPT! MIRROR POLISHED ARCHITECTURAL STAINLESS IS HAND WORKED AND FORMED OVER SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE ITS INTENTION IS BROUGHT FORTH, ULTIMATELY CONVEYING THAT ESSENTIAL ONE OF A KIND UNIQUE TRANSFORMATION OF MOTION, SHAPE AND FORM! THE WAVEFORM SCULPTURE CAN BE CONCEIVED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SIZE DIMENSIONS. WHILE THE INHERENT ABSTRACT STRUCTURE AND BEAUTY WILL AT ALL TIMES BE CONSISTENT, NO TWO SCULPTURES WILL EVER BE COMPLETED LOOKING EXACTLY ALIKE!
MY WORK HAS BEEN CALLED
‘’COMPELLING’’ ‘’UNEXPECTED’’ ‘’LOVELY’’ ‘’EXCEPTIONAL’’ EVEN...’’UNBELIEVABLY COOL!’’ I AM THRILLED TO WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS, ART CURATORS, INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND
STARFORM SCULPTURE. Hanging Sculpture patterned polished stainless dichroic glass, 18’’ x 24’’.
ARCHITECTS TO DEVELOP EXCITING CUTTING EDGE SITE SPECIFIC DESIGN INSTALLATIONS!
Translated into form, his unique Stainless art designs utilize the power of intensity and purpose. His artistic expression conveys TWO original formations, one of earth and one of sky that cast substantial authority. WAVEFORM unique metal sculpture! The yield over time evolves into a striking abstract work Inspired by the ocean waves at sundown. Stainless is hand formed for a one of a kind unique design. The radiance of ocean waves reflects itself in the hand worked steel as it now is transferred on to the observer. The second formation is STARFORM hanging wall sculpture! STARFORM was created to
celebrate our cosmic connection to the universe. Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. We are all made of stardust. Could there be anything more magnificent. There is great beauty in this truth. This is what he strives for. He invites you to discover his unique metal art creations. www.waveformart.net www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 11
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first intergalactic currency which will be available in a limited edition at our exhibition at the Concept Fair along with her unique work."Lairet Cosmic". Warning. It can not be counterfeited! Roberta Gonella, Curator
Maria Fernanda LAIRET One of Venezuelan's most interesting artists has taken on the iconic world of money. In the currencies of the world she finds spiritual value through the symbols countries use on their notes. the pyramid shown on the dollar mixed with Mao, the famous people chosen to represent a country all contribute to the cultural myths of a country. Using photography, collage and digital printing her innovative treatment of our paper money makes one look at it in a deeper way. We carry around less and less our notes. Is it a warning to us will money not be used in the future?. I have asked Maria to design the 12 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2014
MARIA FERNADA LAIRET WILL BE AT CONCEPT FAIR REPRESENTED BY CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS USA ABOARD OF THE SEAFAIR SUPER YACHT, DURING ART BASEL WEEK DEC 2-7, 2014. MIAMI, FL. For more information please contact: Tata Fernandez, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 786-262-5886 www.mariafernandalairet.com
SEDONA. Marble, 13” x 9” x 5”.
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 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 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 1973-1974. 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. www.raquelrub.com • email@example.com • 305.965.4779
ROSES I. Porcelain and Aluminum, 12” x 12”. www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 13
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MAN AND WOMAN II. Ceramic (Unfired), 13cm x 15cm x 33cm
Muzaffer Tunca is a professional member of International Sculpture Center, USA. MUZAFFER TUNCA has been living on this planet since 1950. He has been involved in art for years. He does not have any formal art training, but he worked with Turkish well-known painters, Esref Uren and Osman Zeki Oral in Ankara from 1978 to 1983. He has a studio. He has been painting for over 30 years. He uses different media in his paintings. For over ten years he has been using some computer programs to produce his works. His approach to art is abstract. He prefers abstractions. For him, abstraction develops the painter’s creativity and helps him produce works perceived differently by each spectator. Muzaffer Tunca (1950) tries to turn one dimensional images in his sketchbooks into a three dimensional ones using a touchable, sensible and breakable materials. 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.” 14 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2014
THE WOMAN IN OYSTER. Ceramic (Unfired), 19.5cm x 25cm x 25cm Photograph: Fethi Magara
Muzaffer Tunca participated in three art competitons in 2013 organized by See.Me. He passed three levels and in the competition of “Creatives Rising” he deserved to be included in the show to take place in New York on 5 October 2013. And his sculpture was digitally exhibited in New York in December 2013 and in January 2014 in Miami Beach Art Fair. www.muzaffertunca.com
Sandy Den Hartog is a Native California. She now resides in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She is an Award Winning Artist. Sandy has placed in numerous Juried Art Shows throughout Arizona. Her pieces of Art continue to be showcased at DAVID RAFAELS at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Other pieces with a different flair at THE JAMES RATLIFF GALLERY in Sedona, Arizona. 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 many styles, from Ethnic, Classic, Over the Top and everyday Chic. She refers to herself as displaying “ARTISTIC FREEDOM.” Although quite versatile in her designs, she leans toward the large and Ethnic Style. Many of Her designs are created in HER RELAXED TIMES. She considers them to be her most Dramatic Pieces. She also believes “If You Can’t See Your Jewelry From Across The Room, Why Bother...
Gri Gri means piece of Protection by the Tuaregs and brings Good Luck. It is Sterling Silver Pendant with wonderful handcarved Designs. The beads are Ethiopian Silver Bicone separated by Swarovski Crystals.
This Pendant is .999 Silver beautifully laid over a large Carnelian Gemstone. Engraved by a Tuareg Artisan. Surrounding Gemstones are different shades of Carnelian. Included are Black Onyx and Old Moroccan Silver.
SPRING. Oil on Canvas, 18” x 20”.
Mila Ryk is a 3rd generation artist born in the Ukraine, she immigrated to United States in 1991. Inspired by Art Nouveau and amazed by the endless beauty of Orchids, over the years she has developed her unique style and technique, which gave her the ability to share her vision and feelings with her audience. Mila unites line work of figures, brushstrokes, colors and nature in one single form of harmony and beauty. In 2009 Mila’s artwork has been published in the Best of America Oil Artists, Volume II. Her art was listed in the International Dictionary of Artists 2011. In 2014 her artwork was published in the Living Artists of Today Contemporary Art. vol.II www.milaryk.com
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fineart • sculpture HECTOR THE HAWK. Recycled Metals, 5’,11”. 2014
MONTY, A DOG GONE DRAGON. Recycled Metals, 10.5’ x 8.5’ x 20’. 2013
a Florida resident, is a self made artist internationally known for creating realistic welded sculptures. Recycled metals became his choice for expressing his talents because of his passionate beliefs in reducing their carbon foot print. In 2012 his first large dragon sculpture “Norm” placed in the Top 25 at ArtPrize, it now resides in Charlevoix, MI. His vision for “Monty, a dog gone dragon” was conceived in the year of the dragon and born in the year of the snake. This free standing recycled sculpture has no support rods or base plates, and can be hung to give the appearance of flight. Monty was entered into ArtPrize 2013 finishing in Top 25. These works are shown in Vol. VIII of the International Contemporary Artist book. John uses his natural surroundings to give him the inspiration needed to create one of a kind sculptures such as, flowers, birds, roosters, fish, ants, spiders, dogs, and dragons from his imagination. John’s bird sculpture “Hector the Hawk” resides in DeBary, Florida. firstname.lastname@example.org • www.jracustomwelding.com
BURNING DESIRE Oil on Canvas, 23" x 23".
Ergé Relying on an artistic training in London in the 80s, Ergé is a nomadic and unclassifiable artist. It’s in the silence that he accesses to the world of creators who experiment and discover the beauty, the wonderful. Inspired by I don’t know where from he always says. He then is amazed himself, full of gratitude and happiness. THE UNSHAKABLE FAITH. Oil on Canvas, 23" x 23".
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He enters in a new spiritual dimension that matches in the age of Aquarius, freshly started in our time. His friends like telling him: What you paint comes from other planets. Joy, positive mind and beauty are his commands. email@example.com • www.erge.be
James Griffin Painter and illustrator, James Griffin focuses on inner emotions as well as the realistic world. Connecting with the viewer has always been his goal. He grew up in in Canada, Peru, Brazil, England, Canada and the US, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. He has done almost 4000 book covers, working for all the major publishers. The disciplines of illustration have brought mastery of technique and creation of powerful imagery. His art is in museums and collections worldwide. Represented by The Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota FL and Atelier Gallery, Charleston SC,
FUGUE. Oil on Canvas, 48” x 64”.
www.jamesgriffinstudio.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
ZYGO SERIES. Part of 669 inches wide collage painting project.
Xenia Gottenkieny (Hameln, Germany)
has studied audiovisual arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy in The Netherlands ( 1992-1995 ). Gottenkieny works with collage and mixed media. The random collage compositions appeal to the imagination and work well with the fragmentary manner in which she paints her 'stories' onto canvas. Her Zygo Metro series often remind people of the Berlin Wall. This wasn't really the artist's intention. Although she did mean for the wall to be a symbol of imprisonement. It was more or less inspired by her own isolation, due to a period of severe depression and anxiety. www.idiotix.net • email@example.com www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 17
fineart • sculpture Lobykin exhibits in the San Francisco Bay Area and has completed a number of projects in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Japan. Clients have included Stanford University, The Presidio Trust, The City of San Jose, Yale University, and The Cathedral Church St. John the Divine. Many of his pieces show how distortions in form and texture can create a sense of movement in a stationary, three-dimensional object. They often incorporate the curved lines of circles or spirals together with straight lines, sometimes running parallel or seemingly perpendicular and other times flowing more organically together. Frequently, his sculptures portray opposites: convex with concave, straight with curved, dark with light, positive with negative space. This tension between opposites seems to permeate all aspects of our lives, perhaps especially in the relationship between humans and nature. Diversity is a series of 5 abstract, organically shaped, and brightly colored sculptures that are reminiscent of totems. They appear to flow upward like bubbles in seltzer, drawing attention to both positive and negative space. Made of composite materials and fiberglass, they DIVERSITY. Composite Materials & Fiberglass, each piece approx. 6.5’ x 2’ x 2’. are durable yet lightweight. The pieces are a conceptual representation of a new visual form that we may begin to see more often as 3-D printers, 3-D pens, scanners, computers and other technology can affect future art-making processes specifically in sculpture is a sculptor. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Lobykin has roots in a tradition of and 3-dimensional objects. It’s a search for the roots of form and its basic the old world craft of stone carving yet considers himself an international man elements, which can combine to create any complex shape. and product of globalization. Today, he uses modern tools and technology with a contemporary language based on his life in the Silicon Valley. www.Lobykin.com
PORTRAIT OF AMY CAPPELLAZZO.
NUDE IN YELLOW.
Joel Smith I was born in 1938. In 1961 a painting of mine was accepted in Chicago’s prestigious juried Chicago & Vicinity Artist’s Show. In 1962, I had a one-man show at The Old North Park Gallery. In 1963, another painting of mine was accepted in The Art Institutes’ show. In 1965, I was awarded a master’s degree in art from the University of Montana. Soon afterwards, I was teaching art at Northern Michigan University, but I quit and went to Europe. I did charcoal portraits of tourists in Spain and in Israel. I arrived in New Zealand in 1971 or 18 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2014
’72, I believe, and eight months later had a one-man show at The Barry Lett Gallery in Aukland. Then I “disappeared” for forty years. However, in 2011, I built a studio in rural North Florida and resumed painting. Eighty paintings later, I am ready to return, to show my paintings. I do all kinds of paintings, with examples on my website. I seek representation and buyers of fine art. www.joelsmithartist.com
SONG OF LIFE. Oil on Canvas, 50cm x 60cm.
Lis Engel lives and works in Humlebæk, Denmark. She is educated cand. scient. PhD in body mind arts and sciences. She works with contemporary visionary as an investigation of image as vibrational space. She works primarily with oil and acryl but also with drawing and photo and mixed media. See more www.lisengel.com. Next solo exhibition at International Marziart, Hamburg, Germany dezember 2014. International and censured exhibitions: “Salon Gustave Eiffel”- LaGrande Exposition Universelle 2014. L´Agostiniana Galleria, Rome, invited as a candidate to Leonardo meets Canova, 2014 with two paintings “paradise no 1, paradise no 2”. Invited for Denmark by Curator Floriana Tondinelli and professor Aldo G. Jatosti to the Nordic thematic Exhibition “Roses, Gardens and Ancient Symbols” in Galleria Tondinelli in Rome 2013, supported by the Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish Ambassady. 1st Italian Biennale of Creativity, Palaexpo, Verona 2014, represented with two paintings “The Path to Tihar” and “Angel of Light”. Monreale Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Sicily, 2014 – invited as a candidate to the 1. Trinacria Award 2014 with the painting “In-between heaven and earth”. Museum of Americas, 2011, Firenze Biennalen, 2011, Gallery Broadway, New York, 2011, Nyart Beijing Project, 2011, Hornbæk museum, 2014, HCAndersen festival at Filosoffen Odense, 2013. Membership of the censored
art group Kunstrunden http://www.kunstrunden.dk/kunstner/lis-engel and the Italian Gallery www.vetrinadarte.it/lisengel - Lis Engel is represented in many contemporary art books and art magazines e.g. Masters of Today-Art of Excellence curated and edited by Peter Russu, International Contemporary Artists Vol VIII, curated and edited by Eve Lemonidou and Olga Antoniadou, 2014, The Best Modern and Contemporay Artists curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo, 2014. Effetto Arte 2014 Coming invited solo exhibition in International Galerie Marziart, Hamburg. www.lisengel.dk • www.lisengel.com
Carol P Kingsley
Venezuelan artist of British descent. I have lived in Rio de Janeiro and have had the opportunity to be in the Amazon. What amazing light I saw through those tall trees. It seemed “ethereal”. Since that moment onwards I became fascinated with light.
THE MASK. Watercolor, 20” x 14”.
Alayne Abrahams Alayne graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Certificate in Fine Arts and continues to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has been published in numerous books, most recently Imaginaire V and Imaginaire VII, a compilation of work from 50 international Magic Realist artists (www.fantasmus.com). In 2010 she wrote and illustrated her first book titled “Dreams and Daydreams”. She was the recipient of the ARTV Muse Award in Drawing in 2007 (www.artvawards.com) and nominated for the Muse Award in watercolor the same year. She is currently a Signature member of the National Association of Women Artists and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. www.alayneabrahams.com
I have a bachelors in Arts and Philosophy from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas. Moved to Coral Gables, Florida in 1979. Member of the National League of American Pen Women. I see the “light” in every leaf, flower, sea and person. These moments do not repeat themselves. How can I grasp them? It’s a wonderful gift to be able to share the emotion I feel through my paintings .I’m so thankful to be able to see and share this “beautiful” world. At this moment I’m discovering the “microworld” and trying to create an awareness and sensitivity to this world that is inside all of us. http://www.miami-fine-art-carol-p-kingsley.com • firstname.lastname@example.org (786) 399 9657 www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 19
fineart BOUQUET FROM FRANCE. Acrylic on canvas, 80cm x 80cm.
Irina Vysotckaya TONBÉ. Mixed Media on Canvas (water-based paints), 200cm x 200cm.
Goodÿ - Gilles EUGENE I look for in the paint the means of an expression simplified to express the complexity of our existence. Using techniques according to what I have to express at the time of the creation, the subject is only the pretext for express the light, the contrasts, the fuzziness and all these games of the plasticity of the material which I tend to smooth on my canvas, as if to show that the material is only an appearance of the world which masks the depth of the troubles?
was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has the rating level “4B” (“experienced professional artist, demanded by the art market”). She organized in St. Petersburg 15 personal exhibitions. The main theme of her work is “the quaint flower line”. The flower paintings are made in different techniques, mostly with gouache and pastel. Irina also paints portraits and landscapes. The works of Irina Vysotckaya were sold or donated (including VIP-persons) in 25 countries - in U.S.A., Russia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, as well as in U.K., Poland, France, India. Irina is an enthusiastic photographer (more than 150 Web Albums in Picasa).
www.vysotskaya.com COSMIC CONNECTION (LIFE), part 1. Acrylic on Canvas, 45” x 35”.
Fabiola Osorio I am a Colombia Artist, and I am passionate with bright color, texture, nature and art history. AGAVE. Oil on Canvas, 48” x 36”.
Deborah M.G. Cassolis Global travel, my Fine Art/Liberal Art Degrees, influenced the choice of medium, topic and becoming a Realistic artist. My passion is to paint tropical subjects of palm trees, plants, seascapes, and some commissioned work. My art showed in Arizona and New York. My medium of choice is oils, but I work with many other mediums. I chose to observe and study my topics, allowing me reach higher levels of detail and realism. www.c-deborahs-art.com 20 • Art & Beyond • Winter Edition 2014
In my work, I see right through color, experiment an experience, an emotion to the heart and spirit, all in my mind becomes art, my paintings cast those concerns persist since the creation of the world, different cultures, traditions, events of our country, its political, social problematic, the pain of others, wars and that is how I research and focus on Art Sacropolitico and can convey in my paintings, feelings and customs of the history of Colombia and its people. I studied art for over 30 years with the teacher Elias Heim in Cali- Colombia. www.fabiolaosorio.co • fabiolitao.@yahoo.com
FIRST SNOW. Mixed Media on Paper, 11” x 14”.
Natalya B. Parris
(won First place at Montgomery County Agricultural Fair 60th Anniversary, August 8 -16, 2008 (Gaithersburg MD); it also won Second place (professional category) at Montgomery Village Foundation Arts, Crafts and Photography Show, March 8 -9, 2008)
UNTITLED. Acrylic on Canvas, 80cm x 100cm.
Very often when viewers see my paintings they ask, “How did you do it?” But, I always let them guess because one of the purposes of my work is to encourage people to exercise their imagination, fantasy and ingenuity. When I create my “free spirit - nonfigurative art,” I feel completely free like a flying bird. There is no taboo of what colors I can choose or combine, or what technique to use. I apply whatever seems right at the moment or whatever new ideas are coming up in the moment of inspiration. I express myself and give my view of the world through color, color combinations and shapes. During the process of drying, acrylic colors may mix together or dry at different times. These factors sometimes create a picture slightly different than what I originally planned. This is why every piece of my artwork is unique, but they are united by the fact that they all came from my heart, love and soul.
Sigurborg Stefansdottir Sigurborg studied at the Danish Design school (Danmarks Designskole) Graduated from the drawing and graphic art department 1987. Haystack Mountain school of Crafts, Maine U.S.A. Course in artists books 1990. (scholarship from the Icelandic American foundation). A six weeks course in japanese woodcarving in Japan 2001 (scholarship from the japanese goverment). Teacher at the Iceland Academy of the arts 1989-2011. Member of the icelandic artist union SÍM.
WICKED WAYS. acrylic on canvas (diptych), 120cm x 70 cm. 2013.
DELIGHTFUL EVENING. Died Resin & Aluminium, 30” x 40”.
Nikki Gour The paintings that I create are made of glass, resin and often incorporate metal objects. Over the past 6 years I have been working with resin, for I enjoy its adhesive qualities, it’s transparency along with the fact that it selflevel’s itself and cures into a solid material. I have developed a process of coloring the resin and applying it to a canvas as my paint. www.nikkigour.ca
KAREL WITT Is a notorious moonshiner & retrorunner thru time ... So obviously , …(NeO-)dAdA or rather DEONADA is still alive! www.wittbeat.com www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 21
SURVIVING IN THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPACE OF COGNITIVE DISSONANCE. Mixed Media, 43” x 31”.
ABSTRACT. Marble, 21” x 18” x 4”.