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OTO ( TSOGT

OTGONBAYAR) JESSIELAINE C. PUNONGBAYAN DOMINIK GEGAJ KRISTOPHER THOMAS DANIEL DEUTSCH YA CHU KUO YUNA MARIKEN HEIJWEGEN CATHRIN MELCHERT KONRAD HELLFEUER DUŠANA BALTIĆ ADRIAN DUCEAC ROOT YARDEN LISA GRABNER LAURA SOPHIE

OTO ( TSOGT OTGONBAYAR)

Tsogt Otgonbayar, a visual artist, was born in Mongolia, living in the UK He studied traditional arts at Mongolian Fine Arts College and "Nihon ga" Japanese painting at Tokyo University of the Arts He is interested in social & environmental issues and their relationship with mankind But he prefers to express his view in a metaphorical way with a graphic art style rather than a direct, realistic way Selected works in this exhibition:

" Extinction & Extant” Inspired the Extinction Rebellion movement This Icon alike figure represents our fragile existence on the delicate balance of our relationship with mother nature

"The root & branches"

Inspired by the current political and social crisis of diversity and identity issues Composition with globes with different continents, DNA marks, religious, social, cultural symbols, signs, scripts etc represents social and physical structure between mankind.

Website: www oto art co uk

JESSIELAINE C. PUNONGBAYAN

IG: @jittycreativestudio

Jessielaine Punongbayan is a self taught artist from the Philippines, who has made her way to Austria, working as a software engineer

Jessielaine’s experiences as an expatriate artist living in Europe have influenced her unique style of art Inspired by her travels, she showcases nature, street art, music, textures, and patterns in her works Combining bright acrylics and muted pastels, textured clay and watercolor, pointillism and carvings, her growing collection is diverse in style and medium.

Having rediscovered her passion for painting later in life, Jessielaine is driven by a sense of urgency, experimentation, and adventure The pieces The Vast Ocean and Ocean Waves represent the progressive study of textures, which reflect her own personal journey of growth and acceptance.

Website: www jittycreativestudio com

DOMINIK GEGAJ

IG: @nikis artz

Dominik has been painting since he was 12 years old His medium is watercolor, which allows him to achieve the textures and effects he desires He had to learn the techniques, the right mixture of colors, and the composition of his works independently His art is abstract and surreal, creating an enthralling and unusual atmosphere The aim has always been to translate ideas into visual form

DANIEL DEUTSCH

Daniel is an artist who combines expression with awareness and technology

The irrational is infused by the rational Building a bridge between reality and imagination

The influences are manifold The stillness of a river can contribute as much as man made architecture

Those influences lead to a sparkling cocktail of emotions Expression with declaration

Knowing about the output, without fully understanding the processes on the way Knowing methodology without all detailed steps This process of not knowing allows entering a new age of art

Ultimately, it is up to the observer to convey meaning to the piece A piece made up of the old and the new Clarity and chaos The known and the unknown

Knowing why, but not how

Website: www.createdd.com

KRISTOPHER THOMAS

Kristopher Thomas is an emerging artist, born in New Zealand in 1991 and currently based in Berlin, Germany. Growing up in New Zealand, the subject matters to exercise his skills were heavily inspired by nature Being surrounded by endless mountains, lakes and rivers, numerous sketches and paintings were produced In recent times, Kristopher has pushed to move his work in new directions. For him, this has been both exciting and experimental The transition stems from his change in surroundings For the past eight years he has been living in urban environments including Melbourne and Berlin. His recent paintings and drawings borrow heavily from both Symbolism and Surrealism He presents his vision of diverse subjects through a painting technique that uses oils on linen canvas and board The process of using traditional methods and transparent glazes to expose unique atmospheric effects is one that he particularly enjoys. Through this connection with the painting development, one can see paintings that reveal promising hints of depth, colour choice and narrative. To him, these characteristics are crucial elements that must be respected and introduced into each of his creations.

Website: www kthomaspainter com

YA-CHU KUO

Ya Chu Kuo is a Taiwanese artist based in Prague She works on watercolour, gouache painting and printmaking She got selected in Eco Feminism Festival held in London and Taipei Illustration Fair in 2020 During a short visit back home in Taipei, she curated and participated in a group show “A little Love Song” in Treasure Hill Artist Village in the same year. In the end of 2021 she had an internship in the Academy of Fine Art in Prague and with the students in Graphic 2 studio held a group show "krásno" in Gallery Jílska 14 She graduated from UMPRUM and gained her MFA degree with the work ”Love Weaver '' exhibited in Technical Centre UMPRUM this June in Prague

YUNA

"Standing on a scale" is a series of acrylic paintings that were created in May 2021 Yuna is a painter who was born and raised in Vienna She is currently studying painting and illustration at the Offenbach University of Design Due to their roots in Japan and growing up in Vienna, Austria, she has enjoyed two cultures and this can be strongly seen in her works This series was inspired by her work clothes in her old job in a restaurant, where the majority of her colleagues also experienced the mix of two cultures and were often divided in life

The aim is to live and be proud of different cultural identities through these works

MARIKEN HEIJWEGEN

”All her work comes from unknown places in her head”

During a very deep and dark period of her life, Mariken painted every day a portrait of herself

In that period, all emotions came to life Fear, panic, panic attacks, anxiety, insecurities, doubt and feeling numb Her head exploded from all the emotions that were released, and Mariken expressed those overwhelming feelings through her paintings

Creativity saved her and helped her to deal with all the changes in her head till today

She wants to show the world that you don't have to be ashamed about a mental illness, and she hopes to break taboos It makes her vulnerable, and she thinks that's a good thing Mariken wants to make the invisible visible

Welcome to her mental journey and let’s start a dialogue.

Website: beeld.be/nl/kunstenaars/mariken heijwegen

CATHRIN MELCHERT

Cathrin Melchert is an abstract painter, based in Salzburg She started painting at a young age and experiments with acrylics, gouache, graffiti, oil crayons and markers Her artworks are inspired by the joy of colours and the layering of different media that creates significant depth Fascinated by the display of emotions, she often includes abstract portraits into her work.

KONRAD HELLFEUER

Enrapturing and engaging our gaze is the photography of naturalized German artist Konrad Hellfeuer, some of his shots arouse strong emotions When we look at the images the artist presents to us there is a wonderful feeling, the image seems to look at me, to speak to my heart, it acts on my memory, it acts on me The objects he photographs tell the social history of man in images. The beauty of his shots, the precision, the sharpness of the image are characteristic elements of his work In his photographs everything is studied, so that the image is perfect, ready to suggest the viewer, the punctum that brings out the wounds, causes emotions that run through our soul Everything photographed by the artist tells about his life, his interests

Website: www konradhellfeuer com

ADRIAN DUCEAC

Adrian Duceac is born in 1989 in Bistrita, Romania He grew up on the west coast in Canada Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, in the class of Markus Oehlen from 2010 2016. He currently lives and works in Munich.

In his art he creates images from his inner visions, travels and imagination using ink.

The Passageway

Transylvania

paintings exhibited are inspired by his hometown in
Website: www.artworkarchive.com/profile/adrian duceac

LISA GRABNER

Lisa Grabner is a Vienna based freelance artist and art student in education, starting her last year in the Art School Of Vienna for studying painting and ceramics/clay work She started very early on and went to a high school with an art focus, before starting her studies Her focus shifted very much to abstract art in the past years, after she painted for years mainly impressionism inspired art and flowers ,,What I love about abstract art is that you can’t really repaint it. It often just happens within the moment, but it can also be an emotional and meditative way to express our inner world More and more artists don’t paint what they see any more, their surroundings, like landscapes, but what’s inside of them Modern art is shifting from the outside to the inside”

DUŠANA BALTIĆ

As a visual artist, Dušana Baltić works with influences from experiences and emotions She uses photography as a tool to gain a deeper understanding of the world and explores in it what was previously hidden. With the people and motives in her images, she opens up her own world of a certain fantasy, each encounter is unique An authentic connection to herself and her surroundings, as well as her interest in wanting to discover the raw form, is the basis of her photographic work

LAURA SOPHIE

Laura Sophie is a passionate and an emerging local artist from Salzburg Throughout the pandemic, she took an intensive online art program, studying old master skills and techniques. She soon found her love for mixed media and collaborates multiple mediums in her artworks, such as: charcoal, acrylics, spray paint, inks, markers, crayons and oil paint Fascinated by the beauty and strength of Women, she combines vibrant abstracts with a variety of female bodies This allows Laura Sophie to play spontaneously and wild, while still achieving a high level of excellence with her figures

Her art displays both peace and chaos, and the freedom that comes in that balance

ROOT YARDEN

When the body meets other environment

When the soul meets the body

When it is possible to let go

To surrender

Then the miracle is happening

The inner space meets any kind of reality or material

A tree, A rock A stone The earth

The wind is whispering, the river is roaring

If you come on another day, something else can appear

THE artist is leaving her studio and start walking, for one minute it seems as research

A personal visual research combine body and nature, myth and archetype the heeler, the great mother, the goddess, mother earth.

IT can be a research of the artist to her inner forgotten goddess

Her inner roots and wings

This project is an encounter of body nature hope and despair IT is about create an inner new reality, create a new world that wishes to be found

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