SZG 23rd September | Salzburg Open Art

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RIMA AL BASHIR JÜRGEN NIGG NOEL POKRAJAC ALEX MANEA NINA OSTERMAYER B. THE CROSSOVER ARTIST MAGDALENA FASCHING IVANA BRANDYSOVÁ MARTIN LUISI CAMILLE MARQUAND EESTE LA RODS OLENA HORHOL DOMINIKA BREJCHOVÁ CARLOS RECK GALAPAGENSIS HOLGER TRILTSCH MARIA HEGEHOLZ GORICA KIESSHAUER INDEX

RIMA AL BASHIR

Born in 1990 in Amman, Rima Al Bashir received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Fine Art and Design at the Jordan University in 2012 Rima Al Bashir is a Jordanian artist who aims to engage people to her artworks to an artist extent

A revival for Orientalist's artworks, allowed her to use it as a tool to break through the classic academic methods and produce a contemporary way to present her work using mixed media She collaborated with local institutions involved in social issues as well as, participating with group exhibitions throughout Amman and abroad

JÜRGEN NIGG

Born and raised in a small village in Tyrol, Jürgen never imagined pursuing art Throughout his life, he had to observe and sometimes experience that many things in life are not as picture perfect as they might seem The focus of his art is to raise awareness and provide a perspective which discards common social structures and promotes the concept of love Between 2019 and 2021 he worked on a mixed media series called „Where do we go to, where do we come from…“ Somehow we all move in circles, even if we are not aware of it: > Distraction Lies Prejudice Result Solution Values Soul Future Balance < Rewind

Website: www.juergennigg.com

NOEL POKRAJAC

IG: @noel pok

Noel Pokrajac is a visual artist born in 1994 in Graz, Austria From 2009 to 2014 she attended the art school Ortweinschule, where she specialised in Art and Design and Interior Design

After that, Noel also attended the Masterclass of Painting there, which she successfully completed in 2021.

Her realistic style is mostly figurative and influenced by the Old Masters and Impressionists. She draws inspiration from movie scenes and old photographs.

ALEX MANEA

IG: @alexmaneaart

Alex Manea (b 1988, Romania) is a visual artist living and creating in Bucharest, Romania. His conceptual art practice is committed to confronting powerful socio political and cultural subjects and presenting them in aesthetically intriguing and compelling forms.

Alex Manea is working and experimenting in different media: painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, found objects, photography, sound and video art

Website: www.alexmaneaart.com

NINA OSTERMAYER

IG: @no contemporary

Driven by various influences and stories that life writes, the artist NO finds in painting a great liberation to detach, capture impressions and just listen to emotions She is consistently not a fan of colourful, although she finds her inspiration in the colours of nature and life But black and white can be wonderfully emotional and has for NO something mystical noble This mysticism is limitless, because even if she describes her pictures to us, everyone feels something of their own. In addition to her full time job as a police officer, she studies art history and thus paints her impressions on canvas. She exhibited her work in The Holy Art Gallery London and Die Aula Institut für Kunstgeschichte Wien.

B. THE CROSSOVER ARTIST

IG: @b thecrossoverartist

The reason why B paints is simply because it helps her organize and manifest her thoughts, almost like a dialogue with herself She originally comes from the field of literature and linguistics, so the intensive expression of thoughts and feelings plays an important role in her philosophy of life regardless of whether it is written on paper or processed in a painting sometimes both when B fills up her art with writings Her style is very versatile and crosses genres, just like her thoughts themselves: they are sometimes loud and colourful, but sometimes also sensual and relaxed, but always with a meaning behind it, what is expressed in her art. When B. paints, it's always out of a kind of reflex or urge that sometimes grows stronger and sometimes becomes weaker Sometimes she doesn't paint at all for a few weeks and then several paintings in a row B 's goal is to keep creating art without losing her authenticity and only to paint what really engages and inspires her, not what the masses seem to 'like' She wants to refine her feeling for art, painting by painting, and mature her personal approach to it

Website: www thecrossoverartist eu

IVANA BRANDYSOVÁ

Ivana Brandysova is an abstract painter from the Czech Republic She uses acrylic colours Works of the artist are kind of her thoughts and fantasy She is mostly inspired by the universe, and sometimes the paintings are like a diary for her Everything that she feels in the moment is transferred as energy to the painting

Website: www ivanabrandysova cz

MARTIN LUISI

Martin Luisi processed the early death of his father with works of abstract painting and photography Growing up as a working class child in Vienna Favoriten, he found his calling in art and caused a stir far beyond Austria with his original works A new dimension autodidact, dreamer, enthusiast, doer all these attributes are suitable to describe the person and artist Martin Luisi His curiosity drove and drives him further, beyond the limits and possibilities of painting He knows how different liquids behave under certain conditions, how they mix or distance from each other, how they “communicate” with or against each other Luisi experiments with colours, giving the oily and watery juices visible properties and contours, letting them flow into one another and meet one another He is fascinated by the shapes and color gradients that emerge through the viewfinder of his SLR camera

"I became an artist through death and will die as an artist "

MAGDALENA FASCHING

IG: @magdalenafasching art

Magdalena Fasching was born in Vienna in 1985 When she was 12 years old, she got her first painting material, so she started with oil paintings After school, where she always took part in creative projects, she studied at Wiener Kunstschule with focus on multidisciplinary art. She became more fascinated with illustration and children books art She also studied recreational / leisure pédagogie and combined the work with children with art. Now she’s working on her children books, which she started to illustrate in preparation for publishing She loves playing with colours and figures in which the viewer can decide by himself what he sees in it

Website: www.magdalenafasching.com

CAMILLE MARQUAND

IG: @gabriellamarquand

Before moving to Greece 19 years ago, Camille exhibited in solo and group shows in Edinburgh and the UK Her work is in public and private collections, including in the House of Commons Collection. She paints in oil on canvas and in watercolour, in abstract or semi abstract style using a lot of colour, often incorporating drawing into an abstracted image ‘Flood’ and ‘Fire’ are two such paintings, where the bird sings its warning song into a threatening/threatened but also beautiful environment Environmental issues are a major concern of Camille’s paintings Recently she has exhibited her work in Crete, Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece

Website: camillemarquand.com

EESTE LA RODS

IG: @eestelarods

Eeste La Rods was born in 1998 in Paphos, Cyprus

She became interested in art as a child, which led her to study and learn about the art world in the United Kingdom and Spain.

Eeste discovered a fascination with how materials can be used to create textures as she began to explore art.

She enjoys feeling at one with her paintings and enjoys incorporating different mediums to add depth

Through painting, she is exploring the intersections of art and drawing inspiration from Dante's Alighieri poems

Her artwork frequently features powerful text, strong lines and figures. It often reflects the vitality and vigor of the characters it portrays Eeste's work has been displayed in London, Naples, and Cyprus.

Website: www eestelarods com

OLENA HORHOL

IG: @olena horhol

Olena Horhol was born in 1994 in Ukraine. In 2011 2015 she studied at Lviv National Academy of Art in the textile department Her compositions are "woven" in a very clean rough texture, which Is perhaps the most characteristic feature about Olena's paintings Her minimalistic and synthetic works certainly belong to the circle of contemporary landscape paintings Olena took part in many international plein airs and group exhibitions Also took part in creating the first fully painted animated film, “Loving Vincent” (2016). Her works are featured in many private collections across Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Hungary and Netherlands. The artist is currently situated in Wrocław, Poland.

Website: www olenahorhol com

DOMINIKA BREJCHOVÁ

IG: @dominikabrejchova art

Dominika Brejchová is a Czech artist creating in Prague She studied painting and art history in beautiful czech city of Český Krumlov. She is a passionate art lover, currently exploring abstraction, as there she can express herself freely Dominika experiments with acrylic paint, spray, and ink. In her colourful and wild paintings, you can feel her travel experience, impressions, and memories that she expresses with colours and strokes

Website: www dominikabrejchova com

GORICA KIESSHAUER

IG: @gokies abstract art

Gorica Kiesshauer is 50 years old and a native Serbian, but has been living in Munich, Germany, for 47 years Her motto in life is: It's never too late for a new love whether for someone, for something, for yourself or for ART Art finds YOU!

It was not so long ago that she discovered her love for abstract acrylic painting. It's by pure chance that she noticed how much pent up creativity she had So she taught herself abstract painting and acrylic pouring as an autodidact In fact, creativity, curiosity and imagination reflects most of her personality So she finally found the “missing piece of the puzzle” in her life in painting

CARLOS RECK - GALAPAGENSIS

IG: @galapagensis

Carlos Reck's life is defined by moments of serenity that are contrasted with the time he spends as a surgeon on the frontline He has been able to bring those skills into his art, which often deals in these themes and ideas about our shared vulnerability and serves as a creative outlet All his arts earnings go to fund his foundation (https://www.helpinghands.surgery/) providing free surgery to children in countries with no specialists in his field

His last international exhibitions was in “Inside / Home, Family and Community In This Transitional Time at PHMuseum Lab in Bologna in 2021 His work was also featured in the Book INSIDE (2021) by PhMuseum

Website: www.galapagensis.com

HOLGER TRILTSCH

IG: @hieronymusdrosophilus

Born in 1966 in Berlin, Holger Triltsch grew up in Falkensee, East Germany Now he lives in Werder/Havel which is close to Potsdam In East Germany, he was part of various artist groups. They worked on several art book projects. After 1989 he managed to exhibit his work in a number of cities in Germany and Europe, for instance in Potsdam, Hamburg, Zurich, London, Madrid, Venice and Vienna. In 2020, additionally, he busied himself with illustrations for musicians Triltsch has always been fascinated by Renaissance artists like Da Vinci and Dürer, as well as by currents of realistic art Nevertheless, he is still searching for his own strong and emotional visual language in which to express himself

Website: www holger triltsch net

The art of forgiving and forgetting Sometimes memories are painful, but they have shaped us and made us who we are today Maria Hegeholz is an artist, graphic designer and model from Salzburg, who wants her art to inspire reflection

"Art has helped me get through many situations in my life and express my feelings when words had found their end " Maria

Each of her paintings tells a very personal story, often associated with many painful hurdles, but also experiences The more detailed backgrounds she has written on a blog, which you can read on her website milkyria.com. No matter what problems you face in life, never give up

Website: www milkyria com MARIA HEGEHOLZ IG: @xxmilkyria

SALZBURG OPEN ART

23RD SEPTEMBER