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11 MB Photography For Vogue Magazine - Dancing Under Water HahnemĂźhle Fine Art Baryta exclusive paper 60 x 40 cm


MB Photography For Vogue Magazine - Dancing Under Water HahnemĂźhle Fine Art Baryta exclusive paper 60 x 40 cm


• Issue 11 • Curated by Myrina Tunberg Georgiou On the Front Cover MB Photography For Vogue Magazine - Dancing Under Water Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta exclusive paper 60 x 40 cm On the Back Cover Charles Whiting Golden Aspens Digital photograph Several sizes available up to 40 x 60 in. Published in France Printed in the Netherlands Distributed Internationally All Rights Reserved ® 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. ® Copyright: Circle Foundation For the Arts Press info@circle-arts.com 66 rue Saint Georges Lyon, France


Select Artwork By YA N I K A A N U K U L P U N J I A R A N A I A PA I PA K CRISTIAN BODOGAN K AT H R I N B R O D E N M A ŁG O R Z ATA B U C Z E K - Ś L E D Z I Ń S K A BALAZS BUDA M A N DY B U D A N FRANCESCA BUSCA LAARA CASSELLS MONIKA CASUTT JANICE CORKIN RUDOLF LY N D E N C O WA N BARBARA CRIMELLA BARRIE DALE K R A S I D I M TC H Y U X UA N D I N G CORDELIA DOLL S TA C I E F L I N T LINDA FOARD ROBERTS E D UA R D O F U J I I EGON GADE ARTWORK MICHAEL IAN GOULDING MARTIN HAGEN IMRE HASANIC YA M A N H U TO S H I O I S H I K AWA MUGE KARAMANCI HEIKE KARCHER Y V O N N E M . K LU G CAROL LADEWIG

KAREN LANDRIGAN REINER LANGER N I KO L AY L AV E T S K Y D E R W I N L E I VA J U S T I N LO V E TO B B E M A L M DARIA MARTINONI AT T I L A M ATA N E V I N E M AT TA R M B P H OTO G R A P H Y ELIZABETH MILLER MCCUE TAT I A N A M C W E T H Y G U I L L AU M E M E N U E L MANUEL MORQUECHO CHAD MOUNT G E O R G E E M I L O DT H E R M AT V I R A L PA D I YA N A DJ A P E T R O V I C L AU R A P H E L P S R O G E R S J O S E LU I S Q U I N O N E S A R T U R O J AV I E R R E Y E S M E D I N A PETER RISS PEISY TING ADELE VENTER STÉPHANE VEREECKEN L AU R E N S G . V E R M A E S E N AV R I L WA R D J. THOMAS WELLS CHARLES WHITING E V G E N Y YA KO V L E V G U I L H E R M E Z AWA


Attila Mata ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎

Hi Gehry Painted stainless steel 13 x 11,5 x 8 in

“I enjoy experimenting and I am attracted to the extreme. I am interested in ancient themes e.g. sex(uality), death, love and in modern themes: how to use color, paint on sculpture, design, combining two kinds of materials on the same artwork. In my works, the human body is reduced to geometric forms and reorganized as geometric structures. I use a lot of materials: wood, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, acrystal, in their natural and painted versions. I create sculptures because it is the viewer who really matters to me. My goal is to catch his/her attention and to inspire thought.”

AT T I L A M ATA Facebook @Attila-Mata-Sculptor | Issuu.com Attila-Mata-Sculptor


▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Attila Mata Head Painted wood, bronze 10 x 7 x 6 in


Yanika Anukulpun ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎

Graphic Shadow Building Digital Photograph 11 x 14 in.

A passionate photographer, Yanika Anukulpun was born in Thailand and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Photography from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She now works as a Documentary and Fine Art photographer based in New York City. Her work has been showcased in magazines, online and onsite exhibitions both nationally and internationally in the USA, Italy, France, Malaysia, and Thailand.

YA N I K A A N U K U L P U N www.yanikanukul.com


▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Yanika Anukulpun St. Peter & Paul, San Francisco Digital Photograph 11 x 17 in.


Jiaranai Apaipak ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎

Grand Plans Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

“Happy Lonely Place is an ongoing series of paintings where the main subjects are creatures representational of me, but they are also genderless; kind of a universal alienation. They are self-portraits of me in a particular mental state that is in a lonely-self-doubt-body issueand-folds-of-fat type of place. It touches on the contemporary female subject, and it has nothing to do with the physical world but only a mental state. They are not sexy; they are awkward. They have fat rolls, and there is no attempt to make them glamorous. A Happy Lonely Place is the feeling of loneliness that becomes like home.”

J I A R A N A I A PA I PA K www.jiaranaiapaipak.com


▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Cristian Bodogan Bionical Woman Aerograph, pen, acrylic tints, stainer on paper

“We forget to feel, to create. We forget to dream...to live. We became people without any feelings, without affinities, without any concerns. We all became robots. We are not able to live our short lives as we want, so this is why we are writing about how we would like it to be... I am a graphic artist, graduated from the George Enescu University of Arts in Iasi, Romania.”

CRISTIAN BODOGAN facebook.com/Bodografix-1943656122583881/


Kathrin Broden ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎

Castle of Doves Photograph on Hahnemühle paper 70 x 50 cm

“Leading the viewer to mysterious places and letting him steep into a world of decayed buildings, that’s what I want to achieve with my urban art photography. I capture the specific atmosphere and share my own fascination for these buildings with the viewer, exposing the special magic and the beauty in decay. My images are always a piece of history, showing a world between past and present.”

K AT H R I N B R O D E N https://brokatgrafik.wordpress.com


▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Balazs Buda Comfort Me! Oil on canvas 92 x 73 cm

Balazs Buda constantly strives to capture the “beautiful” and portray only the good in life. Find beauty and goodness everywhere, in everything that surrounds him: people, nature, the environment; he shares it with his art from a different perspective. Executed in the traditional oil painting technique, his works as never part of a series as he considers each canvas unique and each realization requiring a different approach.

BALAZS BUDA www.buda-art.com


Małgorzata Buczek-Śledzińska ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎

Imaging Of Memorized Sings, 2014 Oil on linen 110 x 130 cm

“I am a multidisciplinary artist. I visualize my ideas in series of painting, drawing, objects from my original organic handmade paper and unique fabric. I am inspired by old and current artifacts, from past centuries and the history of civilization. Looking back and contemplating the past in my statements; however, I do not forget, about modern values.”

M A ŁG O R Z ATA B U C Z E K - Ś L E D Z I Ń S K A www.mbuczeks.pl


▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Małgorzata Buczek-Śledzińska Letters From Pergamum, 2000 Original handmade organic paper hand, embroidery, stilon 79 x 90 x 2 cm


Mandy Budan ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎

Poolside Acrylic on wood 91.5 x 122 cm

“Always fascinated by the vibrant colors and shapes that make up the fields, forests, and lakes around me, I work with acrylic paint on wood panel to transform the Canadian landscape into a series of abstract patterns.”

M A N DY B U D A N www.abstractlandscapepainting.com


▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Mandy Budan Summer in the Garden Acrylic on wood 61 x 76 cm


Laara Cassells ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎

Emily Acrylic on canvas 43 x 43 in.

“This painting is from a series entitled “Becoming” which portrays 13-year-old girls just as they are leaving that state of girlish innocence and before a more conscious “knowing.” In this liminal state, they are “betwixt and between,” they can be pensive, unpredictable and moody but also focused and powerful. This image is from the group of dedicated, athletic girls.”

LAARA CASSELLS https://laaracassells.com


▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Francesca Busca Bin The Future, 2018 Staged Photography (layered artwork) 30.5 x 40.5 cm 4th layer. Inset, progressively: Empathy, Inheritance, Forever

“To me, art has the same importance as philosophy: its ultimate purpose is to provoke critical thinking. I define myself as an EnvironmentARTist. Torn between optimism and surrender, I am haunted by the idea of humankind’s imminent self-destruct.”

FRANCESCA BUSCA www.francescabusca.com


Monika Casutt ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎

Untitled Clay 28 cm (h)

“Ancient cultures are a source of inspiration for me and I feel a strong inward attachment to them. They repeatedly impress me all over again with their archaic power, their simplicity and their connection to a deeper reality.”

MONIKA CASUTT www.ateliermonikacasutt.ch


▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Lynden Cowan Gully, 2017 Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

“When I paint, I use, for the most part, triple zero brushes, as they lend themselves to fine details. Spending my childhood summers in rural Nova Scotia, I was drawn into the wild landscape surrounding me. My interest in nature continues to grow, and I strive to envelop the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to finished artwork.”

LY N D E N C O WA N www.lyndencowan.com


Janice Corkin Rudolf ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎

An April Day Bronze Life-Size

“Creating is wonderful for the human spirit.”

JANICE CORKIN RUDOLF www.janicecorkinrudolf.com


▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Barbara Crimella Le Pieghe Dell’Ìanima Indian clay 45 x 45 x 20 cm

“My current artwork explores the soul in terms of folds. These folds of the soul represent our cumulative actions and their associated afterthoughts: feelings and regrets, remembrance and forgetfulness, anger and reconciliation. These folds also reflect the natural order and evolving forms found in Nature.”

BARBARA CRIMELLA www.barbaracrimella.it


Barrie Dale ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎

A Muddle in Space-Time (Petals of Dendrobium) Digital Photograph 26.5 x 39.7 cm

“I am interested in the artistic potential of images that are accessible only to the camera. Such images, by definition, are new, unusual, singular and unexpected.”

BARRIE DALE www.wildhaven.co.uk


▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Barrie Dale Jewelled Scimitar (Petals of Dendrobium) Digital Photograph 26.5 x 39.7 cm


Krasi Dimtch ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎

The Meaning Of Life Est Une Phrase En Anglais Digital print on Plexiglas 30 x 30 in.

“My artistic practice focuses on the development of atypical means for representing the symbols of Language and the creation of visual, textual, and sound art that encode linguistic contents and explore the structures of Language viewed as a repository of ideas.”

K R A S I D I M TC H www.krasidimtch.ca


▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Yuxuan Ding Inside Out Multimedia installation with single-Channel video with sound 96 x 60 in.

“During my time studying in the United States, I have experienced the differences between Chinese and American culture, which is also the primary focus of my work. I am interested in the exploration of the differences between those two cultures and hope to create a universal language for people to better understand each other.”

Y U X UA N D I N G https://circle-arts.com/yuxuan-ding


Cordelia Doll ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎

Pretty Colours Acrylic on canvas 100 x 140 cm

“My works are characterized by strong plasticity and a relief-like treatment of the image’s base. In a playful way, a multitude of various elements is united and re-composed anew. The arrangements result in a pronounced haptic and distinct three-dimensionality. Well-known things and shapes are taken from their original context and become the basis of new image interpretations and individual artistic symbolism. An intensive acrylic colorization emphasizes the features and unites the elements to an elevated context.”

CORDELIA DOLL www.kunstundwohnen.info


▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Cordelia Doll Vulcano Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm


Stacie Flint ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎

A Kind of Symmetry Acrylic 24 x 30 in.

“What is most notable about my oil or acrylic painting is the color and energy. My primary interest is in the creative process itself, alive in everyone as unconditional love. In my life, it is a living experience of Love Through Art! May my art bring the gift of Love in your life.”

S TA C I E F L I N T www.stacieflint.com


▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Linda Foard Roberts Nicole At Sixteen from the book Passage, from the series Becoming, Toned Gelatin Silver Photograph 30 x 24 in.

“My work is deeply personal, rooted in memory, family and local histories, combined with philosophical inquiries about life, death, and basic human rights. Using 8” x 10” and 5” x 7” cameras and preferring the imperfections of old lenses and the history that is untold within them, my work is about time, metaphorical and layered, intending to cross language and cultural barriers.”

LINDA FOARD ROBERTS www.lindafoardroberts.com


Eduardo Fujii ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎

Still Life With Orchids And Portrait Of A Woman Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.

“Like Robert Mapplethorpe once said about himself, I am obsessed with beauty and perfection, and like him, I am also never satisfied. I have a need to make art and impart something of myself to my work just like self-portraits. I work with film/digital cameras, lensless cameras, or no camera at all.”

E D UA R D O F U J I I https://eduardofujii.photography


▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Martin Hagen Droppin’ In Bronze 24 x 20 x 16 in.

“Two things in my life have influenced my work the most: My experiences in athletics by capturing that split second when things are the most intense, and my fascination with the natural world most often the interplay between animals or man and animals. I try to do this with a style that uses negative space either directly in the subject or passively in the overall design of the piece.”

MARTIN HAGEN Art of the Olympians, AOTO.com


Egon Gade Artwork ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎

Trollstigen, Norway Color digital photograph

EGON GADE ARTWORK www.egongadeartwork.com


▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Egon Gade Artwork

“Technology should be exploited, but you must know when to stop. It is not a repair kit. I used to love life in the darkroom, but the printer is no lesser match. Although I usually know exactly where I want to go, things can still change before your eyes. I always improvise in the process. An actor’s portrait or a grand studio setup, all I want is for you to see what I see.”


Michael Ian Goulding ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎

Stephanie I Film Capture 14 x 11 in.

“My work celebrates the beauty of the female form and spirit. While my aesthetic sense springs from wonder at the variety and mystery of the body’s physical reality, my photographs are primarily aimed at recording the beauty of the female form from an abstract point of view.”

MICHAEL IAN GOULDING www.gouldingphotography.com


▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Michael Ian Goulding Amy XVII Film Capture 14 x 11 in.


Imre Hasanic ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎

Uncle Sam Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm

“Abstract Symbolism. The pictures are subjected to a character or an event, telling a story about our relationships and attitudes in daily life. At the same time, they try to think to the end, which is often not perceived or doesn’t want to be perceived as.“

IMRE HASANIC Facebook@Imre Hasanic


▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Yaman Hu Mono Dream Digital media 2035 × 945 px

“I’m obsessed with playing with combinations of possibilities of graphics. By using digital media, my work wants to implement graphical imagery to build the connection to the viewer. My voice intends to speak out loud that the digital format can make artwork attractive as well.”

YA M A N H U www.yamanhu.com


Toshio Ishikawa ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎

Still Life Oil on canvas 53 x 45 cm

“Painting is a very analog kind of media nowadays, but I think that the existence value of a work is expressed by including a psychological, allegorical “spirit.” Also, since it is an era of digital prime, there is a meaning that analog paintings exist.”

TO S H I O I S H I K AWA http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~i-toshio


▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Toshio Ishikawa River Oil on canvas 162 x 112 cm


Yvonne M. Klug ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎

SCHATZ.Kiste / TREASURE.chest (#082/2017) Mixed media (metal, patina, wood & composition gold on vinyl) 30 cm (d)

“There is no silence. Music and the visual arts - this is a story of touch, of productive tension, of intermediality, of mutual influence, of border crossings, of free changes from one discipline to the other. Good art is always a polyphonic coexistence. How about the “KLANG.Bildern/SOUND.Pictures” by Yvonne M. Klug? Can you hear these pictures? Is the music, is the synesthesia in them structured? In any case, her works are evidence of how the boundaries of music and the fine arts have increasingly dissolved in the course of the 20th century until today: in this sense, the artist is a successor of musical visual art by Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fluxus or Jackson Pollock.” - M.Peschke, 2018

Y V O N N E M . K LU G www.yvonneklug.com


▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Yvonne M. Klug TIC.TAC.TOE - 01 (#067/2018) Mixed media (metal, patina & watercolor on vinyl) 30 cm (d)


Muge Karamanci ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎

Tick Tock Color photograph 900 x 697 px

“Freedom isn’t free.” “My journey into art has started in Istanbul, Turkey with a non-visual art form: poetry. I have been writing poems since before I even knew how to write. My different cultural background affects and inspires me, and what people go through emotionally, that they can feel so much in one day greatly interest me.”

MUGE KARAMANCI www.mugekaramanci.com


▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Nikolay Lavetsky Venus, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 100 х 100 cm

“I am an artist working in the manner of Parallelism - art of clever beauty supersaturated by information; beauty of intellectuality depicting the real in the abstract and the abstract in the real, ultimate limit to the contradictions of the absurd and further aggravation of ideas, forms, images, sophisticated drawings and complexity of meaning creating mystic allegories about the universe.”

N I KO L AY L AV E T S K Y www.lavetsky.ru


Carol Ladewig ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎

Summer 2017 Acrylic/gouache on wood panels of various shapes (94) - 70 x 83 x 2.5 in.

“The “Year in Color” project focuses on giving literal and visual shape to that great abstraction, time, by exploring color in relationship to time. While “Year in Color” focused on time as an abstract concept, my Berkshire series foregrounds painting as a process, driven by the experience of painting itself. Both bodies of work represent two different meditations on the relationships between color and abstraction.”

CAROL LADEWIG www.carolladewig.com


▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Heike Karcher Where I Am?, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

“They say I am a pop artist. I don’t know but I like strong colors. And I like people, animals, and plants. In my artwork, I tell stories. Everyone can read their own story in it. I also created my own symbolism and my style was described by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schneider. You can find details on my website.”

HEIKE KARCHER www.atelierkarcher.de


Karen Landrigan ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎

Breathing Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

“I’ve dealt with a great deal of adversity over the years and even now, at times I feel as though I exist in a strange state somewhere between life and death. Everything changed in an instant. My first painting, called “Soaring”, is a figure swimming in water with her back to the viewer, taken entirely out of context, and painted in such a way that we really don’t know where she’s going or how she’s getting there. She could be flying; she could be dying. And this is what my art, as well as my existence, is about - whether to fly or die. I choose to fly.”

KAREN LANDRIGAN www.karenlandrigan.com


▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Karen Landrigan Rising Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 in.


Reiner Langer ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎

Herrin der Gedanken Mixed media collage on paper 18 x 24 cm

Kunst für den Frieden!! (Art for peace !!) Kunst gegen JEDEN Krieg!! (Art against EVERY war !!) Kunst für das LEBEN!! (Art for LIFE !!)

REINER LANGER www.reinerlanger.org


▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Reiner Langer Das Gespräch Mixed media collage on paper 18 x 24 cm


Derwin Leiva ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎

Musical Lust Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in.

“Growing up in Cuba, music was part of my life. Listening to music and dancing was a way to forget, even if just for a moment, about the necessities of daily life. Cuban music always was a constant backdrop to my work. Even today much of my work is inspired by its rhythm and my love for music. My work has also been influenced by Picasso, Braque, and Wifredo Lam because their style shattered the traditional form of artistic representation.”

D E R W I N L E I VA www.derwinleiva.com


▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Tobbe Malm The Little Centaur Recycled parts, metal scrap 60 x 170 x 30 cm

“My working process begins with a small feeling or thought, usually triggered by an encounter. Drawing on my own memories, experiences and meeting with the daily life, a theme emerges. I never know which way the piece will go. The process opens new doors for me.”

TO B B E M A L M www.tobbemalm.com


Justin Love ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎

Hot Ice Oil on canvas 60 x 44 in.

“I paint what excites me and what is beautiful. I post my newest work at www.instagram.com/justinlovepaintings.”

J U S T I N LO V E www.justinlove.com


▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Nevine Mattar Jazz On A Table Mixed media 100 x 90 x 3 cm

“I am a Lebanese-American artist who enjoys exploring different facets of artistic expression through different media. My art was inspired by living both in Japan, Central America, and Europe.”

N E V I N E M AT TA R www.nevinemattar.com


MB Photography ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎

The Forest Mixed media, photograph and oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm

“I am a Swiss, freelance, professional internationally awarded artist and photographer. I work with passion and a love for detail. In a constant search of perfection, of creating emotional and beautiful artworks, catching The Moment. The Key of NOW. Currently, I am producing complex workflows leading to mixed media artworks, combining digital, analog and painting techniques. I always start with light that is available for the photograph and retouching persons as less as possible.”

M B P H OTO G R A P H Y http://www.marcobenedetti.ch


▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ MB Photography Decomposition Mixed media, photograph and oil on canvas canvas 60 x 40 cm


MB Photography ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎

The Legend of Hannya Mixed media 45 x 50 cm

M B P H OTO G R A P H Y http://www.marcobenedetti.ch


▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ MB Photography Pain Inside Photograph 40 x 30 cm


Daria Martinoni ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎

The Steps to Education Photograph 90 x 60 cm.

“I use photography to playfully (de)construct the built environment in order to explore our perception of space. For this project, I exploit the geometry of the urban environment. I use perspective and dimensions, and I experiment with long shutter speeds and several zoom settings in one exposure to create a sense of direction and depth. The symmetric composition is used to convey a sense of stillness and to evoke the impression of being in the eye of the storm.”

DARIA MARTINONI https://www.dariamartinoni.com


▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Daria Martinoni Halfway Through The Turbulence Photograph 90 x 60 cm.


Elizabeth Miller Mccue ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎

Ball of Leaves Patinated cast bronze 36 x 36 x 36 cm

“I work thematically and predominantly in unique bronze castings ranging in scale from gallery works to corporate, public and sitespecific commissions.”

ELIZABETH MILLER MCCUE www.elizabethmccue.com


▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Tatiana McWethy In the Search of Beauty Oil on Linen 70 x 44 in.

“My painting is based on the West European traditions, and my mission is to bridge the heritage of the Great Masters with the modern world. The canvas is a window into a world of time, of family, of history and of love. It is a place where real objects become symbols and symbols become paintings.”

TAT I A N A M C W E T H Y www.timcwethy.com


Guillaume Menuel ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎

Osaka Street Oil on panel 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

“My work is all about the cities I love, my wanderings into those majestic, sometimes ugly, sometimes beautiful entities... From Paris to Tokyo, passing by Montreal or Boston.”

G U I L L AU M E M E N U E L https://guiguioni.wixsite.com/gmenuelpainting


▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Chad Mount It Is A Place

Mount’s focus bends from structures of cellular systems to deep space, transforming into a universal sensory language. Through the use of painting iterations, light and computers Mount choreographs wondrous organic moments of color and light. His work has found its way into many corporate and private collections such as Kirkpatrick Oil Company, The Oklahoma History Center and Toy2R HQ.

CHAD MOUNT www.chadmount.com


Manuel Morquecho ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎

Believe #3 Digital photograph 40 x 39 in.

“My art captures the reality that surrounds us and in particular ‘my own reality, the world as I feel it or imagine it.’ I have chosen Photography as my art-instrument because it allows me to grasp these “realities” in an instant, without distortion caused by the passage of time and changing feelings. My pleasure in photography comes when someone who sees my images is emotionally moved and transported to a place of peace, beauty, poetry and deep feelings.”

MANUEL MORQUECHO https://manuelmorquecho.com


▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Manuel Morquecho Transition #2 Digital photograph 44 x 43 in.


George Emil Odthermat ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎


▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ George Emil Odthermat Sakura Color digital photograph

“I’m inspired by an alternate reality in daily life, which appears for a moment before it fades away. I believe that all that exists is only because it’s enclosed by the space in between things; the silence among the soundscapes and the unseen inside the light.”

G E O R G E E M I L O DT H E R M AT www.fotofine.de


Viral Padiya ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎

Nexus Neon Series Mixed media 24 x 24 in.

“Nature and art inspire me the most and I believe in capturing on of each kind. This image is from my Nexus series; which by definition is a series of connections linking two or more things to create different forms of abstract art.”

V I R A L PA D I YA www.viralpadiyaphotography.com


▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Nadja Petrovic Never On Sunday Oil on canvas 200 x 160 cm

“The emotional and virtual human condition is the main context of my work; pointing to the depths of the human psyche and digging into the spaces of the irrational and wistful, far from a realistic image. My paintbrush emphasizes tension and anxiety, trauma and suffering, those moments of standing on the edge - liminal states of being. My unconventional portraits aim at pointing to the impossibility of defining the subject as a whole, onedimensional and idiosyncratic. The subject is complex, multi-layered or multiplied within myself, yet never identical to myself.”

N A DJ A P E T R O V I C www.nadjapetrovic.com


Laura Phelps Rogers ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎

Enchanted #1 Mixed media sculpture 42 x 48 x 42 in.

“I am a contemporary artist working conceptually from social memory with a keen focus on women’s work and correlations to the environment and agriculture - teasing out memories, disappearing practices, the landscape, links to previous generations and definitions of womanhood. Through my visual practice, I pursue mastering experiential nostalgia from a contemporary perspective. I recontextualize objects highlighting cultural shifts, the feminine experience, popular culture, and social paradigms.”

L AU R A P H E L P S R O G E R S www.lauraphelpsrogers.com


▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Jose Luis Quinones Campbell’s Tomato Juice Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in.

“Campbell’s Tomato Juice” is one in a series of crushed cans made by Jose Luis Quinones. In this oil painting, the artist was fascinated with the rippled surface of the can and recognized the iconic symbol of Campbell’s in the Pop Art culture. He interpreted the shaped photorealistic image by blending it with Pop Art to create this interesting rendition.

J O S E LU I S Q U I N O N E S www.joseluisquinones.com


Arturo Javier Reyes Medina ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎

Plastic Bas-relief with driftwood and plastics associated with it 65 x 34 x 12 cm

“The inner tension of the heart is carved into the two-dimensionality of the painting: the essence of the friction of the soul with the world and oneself. Lately, I am partially abandoning figurative work and beginning to experiment with bas-reliefs and digital media.”

A R T U R O J AV I E R R E Y E S M E D I N A http://cuadros-pinturas.com


▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Adele Venter Forest Walk Photographic print 22 x 13 in.

“Fundamentally, my art has been evolving as a meeting ground between three-dimensionality and the more minimalistic flat art style, achieved through layering images by flattening and extruding dimensions. Narratives unfold within this new landscape with the thematic focus being on the interplay between people and the social and private environments in which they interact.”

ADELE VENTER https://www.adeleventer.com


Peter Riss ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎

I Wish I Could Fly, 2017 Automotive finish, wood, taxidermied pheasant, polyester resin, fabric 95 x 62 x 18 cm

“My spatial works and installations comment on the dual nature of humankind. The apparent natural order is disrupted by the organic, raw shapes of stuffed animals-showing horns and bones. The natural upsets the culturally constructed order. The contrast between smooth and raw, order and chaos, culture and nature is inherent to humankind. We all carry a ‘dark side’’ within ourselves. My sculptures represent this tension between co-existing inner forces that clash and complement each other at the same time.”

PETER RISS www.peter-riss.de


▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Peter Riss The Carousel, 2017 (57th Venice Biennale) Metal, polyester resin, acrylic paint, electric motor, loudspeakers 470 x 225 cm


Peisy Ting ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎

Stranger Than Friction Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48 in.

“Living in Kuala Lumpur, I am a contemporary painter with a BA (Hons) in Visual Art & Communication from Birmingham City University (BCU), Birmingham, United Kingdom.’

PEISY TING http://www.peisyting.com


▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Peisy Ting Separation Consciousness Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.


Stéphane Vereecken ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎

Rabid Animals 005 Photograph 32 x 42 cm

“My classic studies in several art academies and in a variety of artistic discipline have trained me to acquire a multidisciplinary vision. Through my Rabid Animals series, I explore the relationship between human beings and animals. A universe of reality and also of surrealism. The drawings on the walls, the floor, and the body show an unfinished project. My photographs are a perpetual change in the time and future of the human.“

STÉPHANE VEREECKEN https://vereeckenstephane.wixsite.com


▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Laurens G. Vermaesen Low Land Lass Oil on canvas 90 x 70 x 3 cm (slightly cropped to fit here)

“Inspiration I find down town, in the city streets.”

L AU R E N S G . V E R M A E S E N http://www.vermaesen.com


Avril Ward ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎

Heart Strings Limited edition bronze cast 18 x 11 in.

“I create holistically, incorporating body soul and spirit, expressing nature, marveling at science, delighting in the human body, expressing love and joy and trusting my instincts. Most importantly: if my art can move a person to pause, think, smile, ponder, question, cry, laugh, bring hope and encourage, and maybe see a glimpse of God’s nature, then I have served my purpose in life.”

AV R I L WA R D www.avrilward.com


▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Guilherme Zawa Matemory #1 Lens-based art 40 x 40 cm

“I look forward to using new media that provide the observer with as many truths as possible, unlike monolithic approaches of a specific visual configuration. My work reflects my pursuit for the possible and probable resignifications of meanings that art as a metaphor can present. Not being itself the meaning, but yet the testimony of infinite possibilities of structuring what can’t be seen.”

G U I L H E R M E Z AWA https://zawa.art.br


Charles Whiting ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎

View from Paradise Divide Digital photograph Several sizes available up to 40 x 60 in.

“Photography is the medium that allows me to share my love of nature with others. For me, photography has been a lifelong study in learning how to see, and how to faithfully capture that which I am capable of seeing.”

CHARLES WHITING https://www.charleswhitingphotography.com


▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Charles Whiting Bearded Fireworm on Branch Coral Digital photograph Several sizes available up to 24 x 36 in.


J. Thomas Wells ▫ Spotlight 11 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎

Eurillian Meditation Device #7 Assemblage 45 x 15 in.

“I am following the traditions of indigenous peoples where materials found in the environment are assembled to create sacred artifacts. My process permits the objects to enter into aesthetic relationships with one another. This brings about spontaneous compositions that engage infinity itself.”

J. THOMAS WELLS https://www.theta-art.net


▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 11 ▫ Evgeny Yakovlev The Advantage Of An Intersection Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

“In fact, the picture is the story. The viewer draws his conclusions from those gestures, facial expressions, the timbre of the voice that comes to him. The critic and the sympathizers come close to understand what the artist mumbles to himself. And then, there are already options..”

E V G E N Y YA KO V L E V www.facebook.com/EvgenyYakovlev.reedly74


Charles Whiting Golden Aspens Digital photograph Several sizes available up to 40 x 60 in.


11 Charles Whiting Golden Aspens Digital photograph Several sizes available up to 40 x 60 in.

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Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine | 11  

Published by CFA Press Distributed Internationally Online and Paper We present a unique selection of 61 remarkable fine artists that should...

Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine | 11  

Published by CFA Press Distributed Internationally Online and Paper We present a unique selection of 61 remarkable fine artists that should...