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QUARTERLY ART REVIEW An Examination Of Current Trends And Original Practices In Visual Art

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Artists On Feature Celine Achour, Alberto Aliverti, Skip Allen, Stefania Angelelli, Andrey Aranyshev, Manss Aval, Lynn Chen, Enzo Crispino, DDiArte, Karen Divine, Tjeerd Doosje, Wayne Edwards, Mark James Ford, Jerry Gadd, Egon Gade, Gianfranco Gentile, Elin Hannah, Anton Franz Hoeger, Philipp Rudolf Humm, JO JAYSON, Suwijak Kaewmaliwong, MEI-LIN LIN, Stephen Mangum, Ryota Matsumoto, Momo Meng, Milinkov, Jaie Miller, Daniela Moellenhoff, Janice Nakashima, Tatjana Palchuk, Thekla Papadopoulou, Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Mariana Peirano, Roberto Pestarino, Alison Pinto, Federico Pisciotta, Igor Eugen Prokop, Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow, Zorica Purlija, DAN PYLE, En Lin Qing, Fatinha Ramos, Linda Rauch, Oto Rimele, Ursa Schoepper, Jonel Scholtz, Birgit Stern, Michal Straška, Cynli Sugita, Chris Thomas, Paula van Coller, MarieJeanne van Hövell tot Westerflier, Adriana Vignere, Nicholas Zalevsky, Eliane Zinner


Quarterly Art Review FRONT COVER Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow Back Portrait No. 02, 2017 Acrylic and modeling paste on raw linen 100 x 100 cm Printed in the Netherlands All Rights Reserved ÂŽ No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher and copyright holders. ÂŽ Copyright: Circle Foundation For the Arts Press info@circle-arts.com 6 rue Cleberg, Lyon, France


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Artists On Feature Celine Achour Alberto Aliverti Skip Allen Lynn Chen Stefania Angelelli Andrey Aranyshev Manss Aval Enzo Crispino Tjeerd Doosje DDiArte Karen Divine Wayne Edwards Mark James Ford Jerry L. Gadd Gianfranco Gentile Egon Gade Suwijak Kaewmaliwong Elin Hannah Anton Franz Hoeger Philipp Rudolf Humm Jo Jayson Mei-Lin Lin Momo Meng Stephen Mangum Ryota Matsumoto Milinkov Janice Nakashima

Daniela Moellenhoff Jaie Miller Tatjana Palchuk Thekla Papadopoulou Jakub Pasierkiewicz Mariana Peirano Federico Pisciotta Alison Pinto Roberto Pestarino Igor Eugen Prokop Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow Zorica Purlija Dan Pyle Fatinha Ramos En Lin Qing Linda Rauch Oto Rimele Ursa Schoepper Jonel Scholtz Birgit Stern Michal StraĹĄka Cynli Sugita Chris Thomas Paula van Coller Marie-Jeanne van HĂśvell tot Westerflier Eliane Zinner Adriana Vignere Nicholas Zalevsky


Céline Achour / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 4 ▫︎ La Mauvaise Éducation Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Céline Achour is a French artist living and working in the heart Paris. She exhibits regularly in France in notable art fairs and abroad. “What I express in my painting is often a matter of intimacy, but the feelings which it generates belong to the one who looks at it.”

Céline Achour www.facebook.com/c.achour.peintre


▫︎ 5 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Céline Achour Undisclosed Desires Acrylic on canvas 81 x 60 cm


Alberto Aliverti / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 6 ▫︎ CADMIUMBROMIDE 21 Photograph

“CADMIUMBROMIDE is the name of my personal photography project which began in 2014 in Woodstock. I’m particularly fond of this project both for the technique and the relationship that is created between the portrayed subject and the photographer.”

Alberto Aliverti www.albertoaliverti.it


▫︎ 7 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Skip Allen Old Church Ranchos Black And White Silver Gelatin print 11 x 14 in.

“I like the challenge of using the medium of black and white photography to convey my emotional response to the subject. I feel the photographic process adds spontaneity and realism to my art. The black and white image, especially the silver gelatin print, provides additional levels of control, thus increasing the ability to communicate my emotional response to the viewer’s subconscious.”

Skip Allen www.SkipAllenPhoto.com


Lynn Chen / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎ The Lotus Steps Oil on canvas 116 x 91 cm

“At every moment of an endless waiting, she knows that her lover is coming: It is a frame of lady’s mind as a beauty stool–an implication of waiting that the artwork is, as a matter of fact, to express lady herself is very beautiful and her life as picturesque as well.”

Lynn Chen http://www.celesteprize.com/member/idu:96810/


▫︎ 9 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Stefania Angelelli Reproduction of “Venus” by Lorenzo Pecheux (1882) Oil on wood 30 x 40 cm

“I think that art is pure emotion and it should convey emotion both to those who practice it, and those who observe it.”

Stefania Angelelli www.stefaniaangelelli-paintings.it


Andrey Aranyshev / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎ Cafe, 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Andrey Aranyshev has a rare conviction in combining the methods of creating conditional decorativeness, color surface and figuratively-spatial reality. His objects are bright and delicate: his images are not flesh but emotion.

Andrey Aranyshev www.aranyshev.ru


▫︎ 11 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Andrey Aranyshev Double Portrait, 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas 70 x 60 cm


Manss Aval / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎ Tyroid Brushed aluminum 30 x 30 in.

Manss Aval www.manssaval.com


▫︎ 13 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Manss Aval Seminegative Brushed aluminum 30 x 30 in.


Enzo Crispino / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎ The Veil Of The Soul Fine Art Print on Canson Platine Fiber cloth applied on Dibond with black lime frame, 80 x 60 cm

Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples in 1964, Enzo Crispino is a self-taught photographer, informed through online forums and specialized magazines for who photography is a real passion and an essential part of his life. He has been selected for feature by Vogue Italia and the American Art + Commerce agency in New York.

Enzo Crispino www.enzocrispino.com


▫︎ 15 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Tjeerd Doosje Mysterious Digital photograph Print size may vary

“As a self-taught photographer I want to capture the essence of a person in a fine art portrait. This all depends on the connection between the model and the photographer. Or, as my slogan is: “Shine for me and I’ll shine for you”.”

Tjeerd Doosje www.studiotjeerd.nl


DDiARTE / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎ Extinction Extremis Digital media printed in DIASEC, Edition 1/5 180 x 120 cm

“While some of our work can be seen as satirical other examples are purely scenic, to be contemplated at will. If some shout out against discrimination, others pay indelible homage to beauty.”

“In 2003, after several experiences in the field or digital photography, we discovered the ideal means to express our creativity – Digital Photography artistically touched up. Within the context historiography of art, the use of photography, and more specifically, touching up photographs, is nothing new. We do however aim to innovate somewhat, in terms of the themes on which our work is based. Regardless of the fact that our main source of inspiration is mythology, up-to-date themes or others that are the simple fruit of our creativity, still remain full of details, of symbols, of images, an attempt to captivate, but mainly, as an attempt to stimulate critical thought in viewers.”

DDiArte www.ddiarte.photography


▫︎ 17 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / DDiArte Falling Paris Digital media printed in DIASEC, Edition 1/5 136 x 156 cm


Karen Divine / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎ Grace All photography put together on the iPhone and PS 36 x 18 in

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” - W.B. Yeats

Karen Divine www.karendivinephotography.com


▫︎ 19 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Karen Divine Grace (detail)


Karen Divine / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎ Shaman’s Apprentice 2 (detail)


▫︎ 21 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Karen Divine Shaman’s Apprentice 2 All photography put together on the iPhone and PS 64 x 36 in

Karen Divine www.karendivinephotography.com


Wayne Edwards / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎

“‘Colour Glimpses’ is a term I use to describe the style of this series. The theme of this painting, and the series, is contemplation and personal reflection.”

Wayne Edwards www.wayneedwardsartstudio.com


▫︎ 23 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Wayne Edwards Reflection at Sleepy Bay, Tasmania Acrylic on canvas 100 x


Mark James Ford / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎ Amandus Summer True Photograph mounted on Acrylic 100 x 150 cm

“Just as a diamond needs light, so capturing the interplay of subject and light, is key to my representation of nature’s beauty: Together with Ines, the woman and photographer at my side, we explore nature’s endless reservoir, capturing the emotions triggered by the detail and colour we find.”

Mark James Ford www.markjamesford.photography


▫︎ 25 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Jerry L. Gadd The Pond Keeper Watercolor 16 x 20 in.

“In watercolor, I work from light to dark. With me, it’s all about the value and the play of light on the subject or objects in the painting. I’ve gained more experience by painting a variety of subjects, including landscapes, figures, still lifes, and more.”

Jerry L. Gadd www.jerrygaddfineartist.com


Gianfranco Gentile / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎ Vite di Cartone - Cardboard Life Pastels on a recycled packaging cardboard assembly 90 x 118 in.

“The fragility of the cardboard is a metaphor for our fragile lives. Political crises and environmental, in a globalized planet, economically and socially, represent the ultimate challenge of our species that, if it doesn’t find common objectives and common solutions, is destined to the last metamorphosis, its disappearance.”

Gianfranco Gentile www.gianfrancogentile.com


▫︎ 27 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Egon Gade Poppy No. 9 Digital photograph

Egon Gade www.egongadeartwork.com


Egon Gade / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎ Poppy No. 10 Digital photograph

Egon Gade www.egongadeartwork.com


▫︎ 29 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Egon Gade Parrot Tulip No.1 Digital photograph


Suwijak Kaewmaliwong / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎ Time Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm

“Life changes over time, It eventually decayed.”

Suwijak Kaewmaliwong fb.me/SuwijakKaewmaliwong


▫︎ 31 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Elin Hannah Pulpit Rock Mountain Golden Acrylics on handmade frame with 100% linen fabric 170 cm x 140 x 5 cm

“The abstract minimalist perception of the amazingly grand Pulpit Rock Mountain and its 604 meters free vertical drop straight down into the fjord beneath.”

Elin Hannah www. elinhanna.com


Anton Franz Hoeger / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎ Stickfighter, 2017 Oil on panel 66 x 44 in.

Anton Franz Höger’s paintings are the mirror of our present existence. His work should be seen as a part of creative and indicative actualities of our time. In that sense, the deciding factor in his artistic creation full of imagination is not one’s own experience as a consumer of art, but the processes that depend on cognition, which are shown as the essence of truth in modern philosophy.

Anton Franz Hoeger www.antonhoeger.com


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Philipp Rudolf Humm / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎ Minoan Bull Leaping Bronze 53 x 30 x 86 cm

As a contemporary narrative figurative artist, Humm’s art bridges the divide between classical painting and modern art, merging classical painting techniques with Pop elements, to create a new style which the acclaimed art critique and historian Edward Lucie Smith labeled “Pop Expressionism”. Humm sees himself as a witty chronicler of our society.

Philipp Rudolf Humm www.philipprudolfhumm.com


▫︎ 35 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Philipp Rudolf Humm SheHe1 Bronze 63 x 40 x 58 cm


Jo Jayson / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎ The Yearning Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

“I paint whatever my heart whispers: the ethereal, the empowered, a moment in time or the expressions of the sacred and the divine. My hope is to inspire, empower and move the viewer to a place where they recognize themselves in my work.”

Jo Jayson www.jojayson.com


▫︎ 37 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Jo Jayson Guan Yin, Mother of Mercy and Compassion Oil on canvas with gold leaf 24 x 36 in.


Mei-Lin Lin / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎ Plant, 2016 Digital collage 12.4MB

“If the earth has a coat Wrap the earth Not the soil, not the air, not the human It is the life of the earth on the plant They are winding, folding, meandering Established a living system of life.”

Lin Mei-Lin https://lin-mei-lin-art-gallery.culturalspot.org/home


▫︎ 39 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Momo Meng Split Digital media 30 x 37 cm

“Emotions are not like memories. Memories last, emotions fade away rapidly. You can easily recall images of a significant moment in your life, but you barely can experience the same emotion twice again. That’s why I capture emotions in my art, brightness or darkness, they all leave marks.”

Momo Meng www.momomeng.com


Stephen Mangum / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎ Fatherhood Oil on linen 60 x 48 in.

“My paintings represent the complex texture of human life: entropic, temporal and transient. Using realism constructed with an expressive visual language that reflects my interpretations of our being, I make contemporary phrases in the verse of life.”

Stephen Mangum www.stephenmangumartist.com


▫︎ 41 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Stephen Mangum Lady Fillmore Oil on linen 72 x 48 in.


Ryota Matsumoto / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎ Those Who Affirm the Spontaneity of Every Event Mixed media on paper 84 x 119 cm

Matsumoto’s artwork reflects the morphological transformations of our ever-evolving ecological milieus that are attributed to a multitude of spatio-temporal phenomena. They are created as visual commentaries on speculative changes in notions of societies, cultures and ecosystems in the transient nature of shifting topography and geology.

Ryota Matsumoto www.ryotamatsumoto.com


▫︎ 43 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Ryota Matsumoto The Indistinct Notion of an Object Trajectory Mixed media on paper 75 x 56 cm


Milinkov / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎ Summer Acrylic and oil 100 x 81 cm

“Thank you Vivaldi.”

Milinkov


▫︎ 45 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Janice Nakashima Waltz 1 Mixed media (paper, ink gel medium) 70 x 40 in.

“In spite of all the challenges we have as individuals and as community, it is vital to keep our spirits nourished with what enriches us as human beings. “Waltz 1” is from the series, “Opus” in which I reflect on how music can lift our souls.”

Janice Nakashima www.jnakashima.net


Daniela Moellenhoff / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎ Finja_one Photograph on canvas 47 x 29 in.

“Helmut Newton is dead.”

Daniela Moellenhoff www.d-moellenhoff.com


▫︎ 47 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Jaie Miller Unititled Fujifilm XT1 C-print 45 x 45 cm

Jaie Miller www.jaiemiller.com


Tatyana Palchuk / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎


▫︎ 49 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 /Tatyana Palchuk Still life with Sea Gull, 2012 (detail) Oil on linen 65 x 75 cm

Tatyana Palchuk www.tpalchuk.eu


Tatyana Palchuk / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎ Still Life With Wagtails, 2011 Oil on linen 40 x 45 cm

“Deep and complete knowledge of my profession are proven by long years during which I was learning and improving myself as a professional. My creative work is first of all characterized by many exhibitions, publications and positive feedback from students, colleagues and art critics.”

Tatyana Palchuk www.tpalchuk.eu


▫︎ 51 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Thekla Papadopoulou Fragments IV Mixed media on canvas 160 x 130 cm

“The structuring of the composition, color, and texture play a predominant role in my work. Pieces of paper, threads and other trivial materials marry with vivid oil colors on the canvas or on wood in order to map the form of a completed image in a non-figurative manner. A composition of recollection of memories, moments and emotional fragments.”

Thekla Papadopoulou www.thekla-papadopoulou.com


Jakub Pasierkiewicz / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎ Natural Resemblance VIII Photographs 30 x 20 in.

“I use my camera to transfer and materialize the emotions which develop in my mind, the excitement caused by encountered reality. Sometimes the photos can abstract from reality, showing different aspects of colors and forms, whereas other times they can simply reflect certain situations taking place in front of the camera.”

Jakub Pasierkiewicz http://www.kubap.com


▫︎ 53 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Jakub Pasierkiewicz Natural Resemblance VIII Photographs 30 x 20 in.


Mariana Peirano / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎ Loss Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in.

Mariana Peirano’s work reflects a passion for beauty in all it’s forms and a deep concern for the human condition. Preserving the realness of emotions and expressions in the people she paints, she captures humanity in its true form.

Mariana Peirano www.peiranoart.com


▫︎ 55 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Federico Pisciotta Without Religion Mixed media and oil on shaped board, plexiglass and RGB Led lamps 49 x 38 in

Born in 1975 and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Federico Pisciotta has participated at international exhibitions and art fairs. The back-lit player buttons on his canvases recall the obsessive presence of informatics iconography.

Federico Pisciotta www.federicopisciotta.com


Alison Pinto / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎ Inner Glow, 2015 Pure watercolor 21 x 17 in.

“I believe the true value of art can only be recognized in its power to engage you on a deeper level. Art can be a valuable healing experience for both the artist and the one who views it. I strive to reach out through my art and bring a message of Hope.”

Alison Pinto www.alisonpinto.com


▫︎ 57 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Alison Pinto To Be Or Not To Bee, 2017 (detail) Pure watercolor 22 x 14 in.


Roberto Pestarino / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎ Books, 2014 Digital photograph


▫︎ 59 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Roberto Pestarino

“Do not be lazy in photography...this photo is made in the evening under a light fog and rain and all the lights was on..now is a grey building. I make photos because I can’t with words.”

Roberto Pestarino www.fotorobit.it


Igor Eugen Prokop / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎ Where Are The Nature’s Angel,Mr. Basquiat? Hommage To Jean-Michel Basquiat 184 x 157 cm

“Our world permits no further mistakes. We must work together! This is my final goal, the inspiration for my pictures: To create tolerant, creative and cooperative systems that are heading toward a spiritual unity. Everyone must learn and teach at his realm, everyone must learn to work together with the power of art.”

Igor Eugen Prokop https://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/98903


▫︎ 61 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Igor Eugen Prokop Yellow Angel 110 x 95 cm


Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎ Back Portrait No. 02, 2017 Acrylic and modeling paste on raw linen 100 x 100 cm

Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow’s paintings are imbued with a deep tranquillity. Each scene possesses a cinematic quality in their cropping of subjects, capturing of fleeting moments, and the distinct way light streams through a wide aperture, oscillating between photorealism and dissolving abstraction.

Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow www.brigittepruchnow.com


▫︎ 63 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Zorica Purlija Visitant C-print on Baryta Fine Art Paper 60 x 90 cm

“Exploring the changeling, which comes with puberty, an entity forming into itself, an apparition of a future being. The image made is of my daughter Yumi Sams, who continues to be my muse and inspiration.’

Zorica Purlija www.zoricapurlija.com.au


Dan Pyle / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎ Pageant Charcoal 25 x 39 in.

“I love shadows, contrast, anonymity, and using negative space in my compositions. My goal is to capture timeless ‘fragments’ of life in my work, whether it’s the intricate lines of the human hand, or the delicate folds of a garment, they are drawn in detailed simplicity.”

Dan Pyle http://danpyleartist.com


▫︎ 65 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Fatinha Ramos Fear Mixed media 210 x 297 mm

Originally from Portugal, Fatinha Ramos is a Antwerpbased illustrator and visual artist. Her work takes us on a journey through an imaginary world of singular textures and rich color pallets, with surreal compositions that create an emotive and fascinating universe.

Fatinha Ramos www.fatinha.com


En Lin Qing / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎ Still In Motion (Release) Digital photograph 13 x 19 in.


▫︎ 67 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / En Lin Qing Still In Motion (Hold) Digital photograph 13 x 19 in.

“From the ground to air, from stills to motion, dance is an elite form of movement. Dance is not just the beauty in body but also the understanding of self and others. As the artist, I desire to capture the moment that best interprets the motion and the dancer to the audience as a moment that will leave you in peace, in space, and in time.”

En Lin Qing www.nlinkphoto.com


Linda Rauch / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎ Early Morning Glory Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.

“When I paint I like to capture the emotions that I am feeling when I am looking at the subject matter. My work is somewhere in between fantasy and reality. I enjoy using an array of intense colors in my work.”

Linda Rauch www.lindarauchartist.com


▫︎ 69 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Oto Rimele Round Mirror Wooden construction, canvas, color, wax (7 panels) 220 x 183 x 10 cm

“The problem of light is in its being so self-evident that we do not see it; it only becomes marked through its shadow.”

Oto Rimele www.otorimele.com


Ursa Schoepper / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎ Trial of Sound Colorpigment on Aludibond, mat 120 x 80 cm

“My experimental photography artworks represent the inherent not yet and at the same time they refer how we always construct our world, photographic material seen as a process matter. I am developing autonomous photographic fine art works that exist as a virtual reality in a realistic reality. A digital photographic image is generated through algorithmic genetic grammar into an autonomous work of fine art photography.”

Ursa Schoepper www.virtuelleDenkraeume.de


▫︎ 71 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Ursa Schoepper Colorspores Colorpigment on Aludibond, mat 120 x 80 cm


Jonel Scholtz / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎ The Obscurity of Loss Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm

“My paintings are moments in the past captured on canvas. They should have dissipated into the past, but I dragged them back into the present. I do not set out to make art every day, that would be idiotic. I just set out to be happy.”

Jonel Scholtz www.jonelscholtz.co.za


▫︎ 73 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Birgit Stern Start Your Dreams 100 x 120 cm

“In my artworks, I want to express the joy of life. My message: focus on the beautiful, positive aspects of life and do things that give strength and energy. Focusing on the positive side attracts the beautiful things in your own life and your dreams come true.”

Birgit Stern www.stern-design.de


Michal Straška / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎ Knowledge Pencil on paper 40 x 58 cm

Michal Straška works display rare expertise and dedication to detail. With faith in translating real world into two-dimensional masterpieces, his images are so realistic that can easily have us thinking we are looking at photographs.

Michal Straška www.michalstraska.com


▫︎ 75 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Cynli Sugita No. 506 Digital collage 16 x 22 cm

“My current Mui Vision series is a 1,000-piece project to explore the concept of “Mui”. It is published on my blog.”

Cynli Sugita www.cynlisugita.com


Chris Thomas / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎ Franz & Jo, 1986 Dye Sublimation inks on Aluminum 26 x 32 in.

“I’m a product of Advertising, Art & Photojournalism.... mixed and baked! I’ve spent the last 35 years working as an Artist, Freelance Advertising Photographer and Photojournalist. Rather than go to Art School; I turned to Art Directors and Photo Editors to help me hone my image making.”

Chris Thomas www.christhomas.com


▫︎ 77 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Chris Thomas Shape Study H, 1987 Dye Sublimation inks on Aluminum 26 x 32 in.


Paula van Coller / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎ Blue Breeze (detail) Oil on canvas 150 x 180 cm


▫︎ 79 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Paula van Coller Nightshade Oil on canvas 150 x 180 cm

“The powers of growth - as a wife and mother grow - have been the central focus in my work through observation of plants. I work mostly with oil on canvas. It is a slow drying process, which grows in layers of detail and change in variety of colors. It becomes a fine tuned balance of my well being as an individual to maintain a life.”

Paula van Coller www.paulavancoller.com


Marie-Jeanne van Hövell tot Westerflier / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎ Contemplations Still Life Series Hasselbald analog photograph

“I always work with available light which gives the photograph a natural pure feeling. I never use Photoshop. The “dead colors” from the Hasselblad digital back come close to my black & white photography which I still love also.”

Marie-Jeanne van Hövell tot Westerflier www.marie-jeannefotografie.nl


▫︎ 81 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Eliane Zinner Maria, 2017 Oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm

“The ancient cultural heritage of the headscarf is varied and complex. Yet it is only a simple piece of fabric wrapped around the head of a person. The headscarf has been worn in a variety of ways since the beginning of human thought. It serves as protection, jewelry, status symbol.”

Eliane Zinner www.elianezinner.ch


Adriana Vignere / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎ The Theatre Space Of My Grandfather Eduards Smilgis, 2016 Oil on canvas, 65 x 98 in.

“Painting is the language of my perspective, feelings and thoughts, where as color is my passion. I am inspired by the belief in and philosophy of goodness, nature, Bauhaus architecture, classical and contemporary music, art and stage arts, my family, people and history. ”

Adriana Vignere www.adrianavignere.weebly.com


▫︎ 83 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Adriana Vignere


Nicholas Zalevsky / circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎ Life is Good! Oil on canvas 26 x 23 in.

Nicholas Zalevsky www.nick-zalevsky.com


▫︎ 85 ▫︎ circle quarterly Art review | Fall 2017 / Nicholas Zalevsky Sorry, Rembrandt! Oil on canvas 66 x 58 in.


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