12 Cinta Vidal Agullรณ Home, 2018 Oil on wooden panel 55 x 80 cm
Cinta Vidal Agulló Home, 2018 Oil on wooden panel ViewPoints - Think Space Gallery 55 x 80 cm
“I have been drawing since I was a kid. I studied at Escola Massana in Barcelona and when I was 16, I started working as an apprentice in Taller de Escenografia Castells Planas in St. Agnès de Malanyanes, where I learned from Josep and Jordi Castells to love scenography and the backdrop trade. Regarding illustration, I have never stopped experimenting. I worked as a freelancer for various clients and gradually I have been heading to the world of painting and creating my own work.”
• Issue 12 • On the Front Cover Cinta Vidal Agulló Home, 2018 Oil on wooden panel 55 x 80 cm On the Back Cover Nicolas Bruno Reciso Photograph (production and capture) Prints available in various dimensions Designed & 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: 2019 Circle Foundation For the Arts Press firstname.lastname@example.org 66 rue Saint Georges Lyon, France
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J A C E K L I P O W C Z A N - ‘J A L I ’ TO B B E M A L M G U Y- A N N E M A S S I C OT T E DAN MCCORMACK DON MIRAKL S T E FA N M I L E V MOHSEN MODIRI ANJA MORISSE D A I S U K E O K A M OTO M I C H A I L PA R L A M A S M AT T P E TO S A LU C Y P E V E TO P I C T U R E WA L L NEELA E LV I R A R A J E K E R A ROLAND REINERT HANNA RHEINZ CHERYL RICHARDSON RUTH RICHMOND KURT RIES ANNA-MAIJA RISSANEN D AV I D E R O B AT I N DARIUSZ ROMANOWSKI SHALA ROSA M A R I O S A LV O PAU L S C E R R I C H R I S TA S C H M I D - E H R L I N G E R D U R A N D S E AY C A R M E N S E LV E S A L E K S A N D R S H A B LY KO M A LC O L M S M I T H I L I A S O KO LO V ( С О К О Л О В И Л Ь Я ) S U S A N S P E C TO R S ATO M I S U G I M OTO RINA SUZUKI NYK SYKES C I N TA V I D A L STEVEN VOLPE A N N E WA L B R I N G S A L LY W E S T MARTI WHITE CHARLES WHITING W I L D H AV E N E R I C W I L E S P H OTO G R A P H Y FAY W O O D SHU YU ZIV
Max Victor Alper ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎
Fear C-Print 16 x 20 in.
“This fine art photograph is part of the series, ‘Transcendent Journeys,’ which portrays individuals approaching and passing through restricted space - corridors, rooms, streets, and tunnels. The series was created after my mother’s death and explores the theme of the soul’s passage from the physical to the ethereal realm. These moody images are grounded in realism but verge on fantasy with a haze of light and color. Geometric patterns, controlled diffusion, and tonal gradation enhance the emotional impact. The environments create metaphoric settings for a journey that ultimately leads to freedom and spirituality.”
M A X V I C TO R A L P E R www.maxalphoto.com
▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Celia Carl Anderson Measure Up? Mixed media drawing 33 x 26 in.
“I am a figurative artist working in painting, drawing and mixed media. My work exposes an inner landscape of my subjects and often explores facets of the human condition. I am interested in tensions, struggles; a world felt.”
CELIA CARL ANDERSON www.celiacarlanderson.com
Anneli Arms ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎
Llama Etching 8 x 10 in.
“My primary concern in my artworks has been about life, its beginnings and existence in all its forms; humans and creatures alike.”
ANNELI ARMS www.anneliarms.com
▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Douglas Atwill Snow in the Sangre De Cristos Acrylic on linen 20 x 20 in.
Douglas Atwill lives in Santa Fe, NM, painting the varied landscape around New Mexico. The mountains above Santa Fe offer scenes of tall Ponderosa Pines, bluegreen spruces and ancient junipers - all in sharp valleys with cascading streams. Twenty miles south there is the Galisteo Basin, with burnt sienna escarpments and long views across undulating grasses and pale chamisas. Atwill responds to email requests, address listed on his website. Write him a note.
D O U G L A S AT W I L L www.dougatwillstudio.com
Thorsten Boehm ART ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎
APP Drawing; Hatching Technique; Airbrush on paper 72 x 50 cm
“My artistic work examines all facets of the existential question. The strongest driving force for my work is the blatant disparity between my wishful thinking for wanting a world in harmony, beauty, and innocence versus the found reality of violence, alienation, and abuse.”
THORSTEN BOEHM ART www.thorsten-boehm.com
▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Patricia Borges ZEN Photographic prints on tracing paper, sea water and glass 8 x 24 in.
“I have always seen myself as an image maker. My work evolves from pure photography to objects and movies, out of necessity. Lately, I have been exploring the idea that photography is not a question of color or form, but a matter of plane/ surface. Each photograph will generate an image, a two-dimensional representation. This image is to be printed, viewed or projected on a surface, not necessarily a flat one. I want to explore this photographic support with my work, its variations, and impacts on how we perceive a particular image. On ‘ZEN photo-object’ I have photographed crumpled paper, printed those photographs and crumpled the prints between glass planes into a closed circuit.”
PAT R I C I A B O R G E S www.patriciaborges.com
Grit Boss ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎
Feldsteinkirche Marsow Acrylic 60 x 80 x 4 cm
“For me, painting means seeking, seeing - a process of maturation and development, marked by love for nature and life. Experimenting with light, shadows, forms always captivates me anew, I am in love with the intoxication of colors!”
GRIT BOSS https://farbrausch-welt.blogspot.com
▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Alexeir Diaz Bravo El Peligro de Ser Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm
“I cannot explain my images, as I cannot explain my life. I don’t tell stories, and neither do I try. Find it in my images; they are only impulses and sensations.”
A L E X E I R D I A Z B R AV O IG @alexeirdiaz
Edelweiss Calcagno ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎
TIME TRAVEL (1) Part of a series of 15 Mono print layers and etching 11 x 7 in.
“I do abstract art using a variety of techniques in painting, printmaking, and sculpture with all kinds of material; including recycled ones -- exploring the intersection of planes, line and shapes to create illusions. Layering and multiple perspectives give the viewer more ways to view my art. It also represents the changes in the life of a person. I use abstract art as a tool to talk about abuse and abuse survivors, striving awareness for a better understanding of this huge problem that is still a taboo for many people.”
E D E LW E I S S C A LC A G N O http://www.edelweisscalcagno.com
▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Cyndy Carstens Aspen Silhouette Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
“I am an atmospheric painter. My art is the music in my head; the light in my soul; the passion of my heart inspired by natural occurrences. I make many of my own oil colors. Of particular interest are the oil glazes of geometric shapes over a sky-scape and detailed images, which may appear “drawn” but are constructed with a brush using my own formula of a graphite-pigmented oil paint. My work is a sincere expression of the radiance of God’s spirit in the play of light.”
C Y N DY C A R S T E N S https://www.cyndycarstens.com
Alice Cescatti ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎
Underwater Bloom Watergilded painting in silver leaf 100 x 100cm
London-based artist, Alice Cescatti grew up near the ocean in the South Pacific. She has remained inspired by the ocean and the land, whilst living in an urban environment. Cescatti paints with reverence her connection to these elements, describing water and light through the medium of hand burnished water gilded silver and gold leaf.
A L I C E C E S C AT T I www.AliceCescatti.com
▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Tracey Chaykin Blu Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore Artist Papers Series 400 Recycled Drawing 80lb paper 8 x 10 in.
“My colored pencil art is of a hyperrealistic style, inspired by nature. Participation in groups like ABUN-Artists and Biologists for Nature and Birdwhisperer Project, provide a platform where my art can educate and promote conservation!”
T R A C E Y C H AY K I N https://www.traceychaykin.com
Yi Shin Chiang ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎
It’s You But Not You Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.
“I do enjoy the process of uncertainty. “Half Empty, Half Full,” is my current portrait painting series which represents two opposite emotions which then conflict with each other simultaneously.”
YI SHIN CHIANG https://www.yishinchiang.com
▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Eva Cocco N.2019 Porcelain 13 x 12 in.
“My pieces talk about the gradual decay of things in nature, which I simply interpret as positive transformation: entropy can give new life and meaning to what was once abandoned, damaged and forgotten. The obsolete still stage of things, death, is represented by my automaton figurines while the dynamic natural transformation, life, is described by the intrinsic effect of the glazing process. I choose specific glazes able to unpredictably transform my pieces under the effect of fire and atmosphere. The process can’t be completely controlled by my action, therefore, they become vessels and narrators of a unique story shaped by the unpredictability of nature.”
E VA C O C C O http://www.evacocco.com
Rox Corbett ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎
My Girl Charcoal on cotton paper 20.5 x 28.5 in.
“I draw animals. I work with a medium traditionally used for rough sketching and demonstrate its versatility. Burnt wood: charcoal has been used for millennia, and has depth and a subtle color range that is warm and moody. I use big charcoal sticks, charcoal pencils, my fingers, and home-made tools to work the medium into the paper and erasers to pull highlights out. The emotions of my subjects are as important to me as composition, textural detail, shadows, and light.”
R OX C O R B E T T www.roxcorbettart.com
▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Rox Corbett Dog Park Charcoal on cotton paper 20 x 24 in.
Lynden Cowan ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎
Rocky Point, P.E.I. Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.
“I am a self-taught artist using oil paint on canvas and, for the most part, triple zero brushes for working on fine detail. Paintings are meticulously rendered from multiple layers of thinly applied paint, and small strokes pick up the preferred natural surrounding light. Wild landscape and highly detailed scenes are my subjects of choice. I strive to include the viewer in my visual journey and interpretations of the natural world and human nature.”
LY N D E N C O WA N www.lyndencowan.com
▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Claire Davenhall Lost Soles - Connected Found objects, steel, leather and resin 46 x 100 x 30 cm
Lost Soles brings together a collection of work by international artist Claire Davenhall, exploring the multicultural migration of people to Australia. As a metaphor for life and its hardships, the sea has an amazing yet daunting expanse and depth. At its core, Lost Soles inspires its audience to individually challenge their own lost soul and the story it yet has to tell, commenting on the pressures and constraints placed on the early settlers, the lasting endurance, and journey of migrants and refugees traveling across the sea, in their search to reach a land of hope and dreams.
C L A I R E D AV E N H A L L clairedavenhallvisualartist.wordpress.com
Manal Deeb ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎
Humbleness Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in.
“I believe in the truth that memories are in you; that is, that you are a part of your memories. To this end, I explore in my artwork the emotional and psychological connections that each of us has with memories as well as identity. I have always been attracted to facial expressions and I use them as a basis for revealing the deeper and more spiritual dimension that comprises a natural mix of traditions and cultures that give solid meaning to humanity. The aim of my artistic approach is to help the viewer understand that answers to all inquiries are found in one’s eyes, but ultimately, it is our common humanity that grounds us: we all the same, regardless of our differences.”
MANAL DEEB https://www.ygalleri.com
▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Mary Di Iorio Panel Nazaret Ceramics 7,30m2
“Working in small ways, I try to subvert the mechanisms by which images are perceived when placed in their various layers of understanding. Hence the will to cancel the function of these forms - already studied - and to create other forms. One to make in daring, contacts and frictions between the process of creation. A tension between abstraction and figuration is present in the transformation of materials, revealing traces of the original and inspiring sources and, in others, totally obscuring it.”
MARY DI IORIO email@example.com
Fleurien Dingemans ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎
Love Spray (Amsterdam, 2018) Graffiti, ink, aquarel and gouache on canvas 120 x 150 cm
“Flowers are my creative language; they let me celebrate the light and embrace the darkness. Inspired by the talking city walls, where “the spray can is mightier than the sword,” I create large canvases with raw graffiti, black ink, and colorful pastel. It’s my dance with demons, creating the series ‘Flowers are the new Punk’.”
FLEURIEN DINGEMANS www.fleuriendingemans.com
▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Fleurien Dingemans The Sweet City (Amsterdam, 2018) Graffiti, oil paint, gold leave, ink, aquarel, gouache and collage on canvas and hemppaper 150 x 200 cm (The original image has been slightly cropped to fit)
Annamarie Dzendrowskyj ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎
Twilight - Murano VI Oil on linen 23 x 40 cm
Annamarie Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of ‘ways of seeing’ and ‘being’ by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. These moments in time, she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space; one that exists between what is seen and unseen.
A N N A M A R I E D Z E N D R O W S K YJ https://circle-arts.com/annamarie-dzendrowskyj
▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Elizagaray Gentle Look Mixed media 45 x 30 cm
“Through experimental art, I like to make reflective propositions taking into consideration social issues; always from a different perspective -- focusing on the efforts that we accomplished to make people feel good.”
E L I Z A G A R AY http://www.artgaray.com
Baruch Elron ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎
Adam and Eva from the Bible Legends Series
Baruch Elron (1934 - 2006) became one of the most important contemporary Israeli paint artists of our time - globally renowned, who created in an esteemed Fantastic Realism style.
BARUCH ELRON https://bit.ly/2EY49ix
▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Mikel Flamm Liz, Sunset Canyon # 1, 1975 Photograph, 2 ¼ color film 17.2 x 17.6 in.
“I have always been fascinated with light and how it creates the shadows that become part of the image, often creating mystery and fantasy. It is light that allows us to create work which we are defined by. I have used this thought throughout the years in my work, whether it be in documentary, journalism, fine art, or portrait photography.”
MIKEL FLAMM www.mikelflammphoto.com | www.mikelflammfineartphoto.com
Stacie Flint ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎
Goldfish Oil on canvas 30 x 36 in.
“I paint for the joy of creation, to celebrate the spirit, to satisfy the eye, to engage in childlike imagination, to feel free, to use juicy color, to connect people, for the love of art! My art is a happy elixir. It is beautiful, uplifting, filled with love. The heart is true and lasting, and what I offer.”
S TA C I E F L I N T www.stacieflint.com
▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Nick Flook Float Acrylic paint 20 x 16 in.
Nick Flook aka Flooko is a Torontobased artist specializing in surreal and thought-provoking paintings. Having reached viral success through sites like Reddit and Imgur, Flook has gained a modest fan base around the globe.
N I C K F LO O K https://www.flookart.com
Gro Folkan ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎
FREYA, 2019 Acrylic, aluminium, copper, oxidised brass, interference color 160 x 120 cm
Educated at the Norwegian Academy of Art, Gro Folkan’s work belongs to a variety of personal and institutional collections including the Norwegian National Gallery, Norwegian Contemporary Art Museum, Universities, Norwegian National Bank and several fine galleries in Norway and abroad. Her latest exhibition was in 2019, ”Female Rune” in New York.
GRO FOLKAN http://www.grofolkan.no
▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Fuminori Ohashi Edo Banana Oil on panel 146 x 112 cm
Fuminori Ohashi was born 1976 in Kanumacity Tochigi, Japan and has exhibited in the 2001 Academie de Port Royal Paris 11e Salon, Salon National des Beaux Arts, France, Salon de Dessin et de la Peinture a l’Eau, Grand Palais, France, Salon d’Automne, France, Salon d’Automne Chine, Salon d’Automne, Israel, Salon d’Automne, Brasil and Art Expo NY among other shows.
FUMINORI OHASHI http://www.geocities.jp/kaia1420/oo4.html
Ritva Georgiades ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎
Shadowland Collage, acrylic, stencil and hand-stitching on paper 53 x 55 cm
“My art is an ongoing journey, and is one where I can use my inner thoughts to create images either in realism, or abstract form. I see my art as a safe haven from where I can find peace and calm from inner turmoil.”
R I T VA G E O R G I A D E S firstname.lastname@example.org
▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Mark Gibian Mechanical Flower (Collaboration with Jim Polk) Steel, aluminum, phenolic, motors, cable 60 x 40 x 40 in.
“Organic yet industrial: abstract yet evocative, two and three dimensional, public and private, large and small: My artwork can be found here in New York City and internationally. I make it myself for total control. Influences include nature and Gaudí.”
MARK GIBIAN www.MarkGibian.com
Michael Ian Goulding ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎
Allison VI B&W Photograph 14 x 11 in.
“My work celebrates the beauty of the female form and spirit. I strive for my work to be uplifting, celebratory and aesthetically pleasing, yet rich in complexity. When considering my work, I encourage viewers to ask themselves how the piece makes them feel.”
MICHAEL IAN GOULDING www.gouldingphotography.com
▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Michael Ian Goulding Aileen XXXVII B&W Photograph 11 x 14 in.
Michael Ian Goulding ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎
Luna XL B&W Photograph 14 x 11 in.
MICHAEL IAN GOULDING www.gouldingphotography.com
▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Michael Ian Goulding Aileen LVII B&W Photograph 11 x 14 in.
Sigita Grabliauskaite ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎
Hunting Marks Author’s technique 50 x 25 cm
“The diary of my life is recorded in glass. I use hot glass forming techniques. A very important aspect of my work is improvisation: every time a new, unseen composition is created. Transparent objects connected by optically convex planes give a sense of surrealism. On the other hand, the glass still life seems to be in contact with a pop art style. The mix of these two extreme trends perfectly matches in my works and suggests to the viewer: glass transparency, light refraction, and nuances of optical illusion.”
S I G I TA G R A B L I AU S K A I T E www.sigitagrabliauskaite.lt
▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Helga Graf An der Krummen Steyr Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150 cm
“I was born in Gmunden, Austria and I still live here. I have been sympathizing with painting and drawing since my earlier childhood, but it was many years later when I began to paint intensively. I prefer to paint people in their everyday life, across different countries and cultures. My interest in human beings drives me. My most loved material is acrylic, and I use strong and warm colors. Beside my love for painting my works reflect an interest in people and their way of life.”
H E LG A G R A F www.helgagraf.at
Ira Hoffecker ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎
Conjunction Acrylic and oil on canvas 48 x 72 in.
“My paintings are informed by the different identities cities take on over a period of time. I am interested in how different societies transform and change city spaces over the course of the centuries. My work examines the relationships between people and cities by responding to constant change, reconstruction, and restoration in the urban landscape. I adopt geometric shapes inherent in architecture and maps from different times in history that provide the basis of my compositional language. Studying history books, maps, and photographs, as well as digesting the city by walking the streets, all inform my understanding of the identity of a place.”
IRA HOFFECKER www.irahoffecker.com
▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Ira Hoffecker Conjunction III Acrylic and oil stick on canvas 40 x 60 in.
Mark Huebner ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎
DEFORMATION (from the Mental Aspect) Paint, pastels, resin, print 240 x 130 cm
Mark Huebner’s work is a strong and very energetic expression of change throughout the destructive and creative forces, transmitted via live performances, sculptures, and paintings. Known for his hardcore live acts, this fundamental topic is also transformed into a very diverse spectrum of media. The German artist (b. 1966) incorporates environmental aspects into his work, as a reflection of our current mental state of being as well as a result of his experimentation with a close-to-nature experience during the last two decades.
MARK HUEBNER www.artistmarkhuebner.com
▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Toshio Ishikawa Today’s Life, 1990 Oil 53 x 45 cm
“I have been an oil painting painter in Tokyo, Japan for many years.”
TO S H I O I S H I K AWA http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~i-toshio
Andrew Ilachinski ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎
Synesthetic Landscape #2 Digital media 12 x 12 in.
“In simplest terms, I take pictures of what calms my soul. There may be other, more descriptive or poetic words that may be used to define the “pattern” that connects my images, but the simplest meta-pattern is this:
ANDREW ILACHINSKI https://www.andy-ilachinski.com
▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Andrew Ilachinski Synesthetic Landscape #1 Digital media 12 x 12 in.
I take snapshots of moments in time and space in which a peace washes gently over me, and during which I sense a deep interconnectedness between my soul and the world. Not Henri CartierBresson’s “Decisive Moment,” but rather a Sudden Stillness.”
Jojo Commandaros ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎
Wall to Floor, 2013 Shibori, steel wire, copper mesh 3 x 3 x 2 ft
Seeking spiritual commonality in our post-modern culture, Jojo’s work is meant to re-sensualize an increasingly mechanized, computerized, and mass-produced world.
J OJ O C O M M A N D A R O S www.joannacommandaros.com
▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Kees Juffermans Fr.1051 Sphere Divided in Parts
“I studied at the Free Academy, The Hague, from 1974 to 1978, practicing sculpture, graphics, model drawing, and ceramics. I have had several exhibitions mainly in The Hague and participating in art websites. Since 2009 I make fractals with two fractal generators, fractal patterns, and symmetric fractals.”
KEES JUFFERMANS http://www.fractalartprinted.com
KATTY ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎
Surrogate Mother Clay 18 x 11 x 8 in.
“The subject matter fueling my creative process is always constant, the female figure; however, there is never a predetermined picture in my mind of the finished product. The partial to realistic female face is a defining trademark of most of my works and often sets the wheels in motion. I want the faces to exemplify the female human spirit of strength and/or compassion.”
K AT T Y www.sculpturekat.com
▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Moon Hee Kim Plastic Pearl 1, 2018 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
“Through diverse media, my art addresses the importance of a new body politics inclusive of “non-humans” in the new climate regime by examining economic, political, social and environmental problems in communities. The research will argue in favor of an expanded politics capable of providing environmental justice for humans and “non-humans.” We live in a time that climate change shifts ecological boundaries. Humans and nature are entangled, and the implications are so wide. My art aims to take viewers on a journey to experience the notion of entanglement that can change the way we respond to the major environmental challenges.”
MOON HEE KIM http://www.moonheekimart.com
Kathleen Kilchenmann ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎
Searching for Vastness I Mixed media, collage, paper, bark, soil on canvas 100 x 100 cm
“My inspiration is nature, landscapes in different countries and architecture. I collect barks, seeds, straw, different soils, handmade and Japanese paper which I dye myself. All these materials, I combine with several layers of acrylic and oil colors to a composition on canvas or wood panels. To feel the different materials on the paintings is essential to me.”
K AT H L E E N K I LC H E N M A N N www. kathleen-kilchenmann.de
▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Kathleen Kilchenmann After Harvest III Mixed media, collage, straw, soil on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Marina Koraki ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎
Kaleidoscope I Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm
Marina Koraki graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Athens in 2006, supervised by Chronis Botsoglou. She further studied the arts of Mosaic, Stained Glass as well as Digital Arts and Scenography in Academia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Since 2002 she has participated in group and personal exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and the USA. Her late artwork has symbolistic references to philosophy and archetypical symbols, in order to discover the meaning of human existence in the Cosmos.
M A R I N A KO R A K I http://marinakoraki.com
▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Yvan LaFontaine Reflexion-3 Digital print 76 x 61 cm
“Yvan LaFontaine’s art calls upon a truer-than-life reality; its presence is at once familiar and strange, wonderful, ever new in its multiplicity. LaFontaine’s prints fascinate us the way we are fascinated by face-to-face encounters, sending us back to the passion of seeing.” - Marc LeBot, Writer and Art Historian, Université de Paris.
Y VA N L A F O N TA I N E http://www.y-lafontaine.com
Kristi Rene ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎
Arteriole Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.
“Art is the warm route to truth, midway between the heat of emotion and the coldness of intellect. There are places where man cannot compete with nature; except, perhaps, in an ultimate individual abstraction. My paintings are silent wings that let me fly, to transmit life with canvas and color. My work explores the inner dialogue between the human and the spiritual. Each painting a separate universe that a person can live in and gain their own distinctive value from.”
KRISTI RENE https://www.kristirene.com
▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Kristi Rene Breakthrough Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Kay Larkin ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎
Balancing Act Digital Photograph 4960 x 3700 px
“I am inspired by the beauty I see around me. I like to create images that draw the viewer in to explore the world through my lens.”
K AY L A R K I N KayLarkinPhotography.com
▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Jacek Lipowczan - ‘JALI’ Woman in Red or Polish Bucolica Oil on wood 65 x 95 cm
“My paintings are the reflection of my life experience, and the influence of the surroundings upon my understanding of the world, be it political, historical, social or simply quite human. I never try to explain them, and hate the expression “what did artist want to say.” I leave the observer to understand my art in his own way, allowing the imagination to play. The title of each painting is the indication of my thoughts and ideas at the time of creation.”
J A C E K L I P O W C Z A N - ‘J A L I ’ www.jali-art.com
Lashkov ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎
Enjoying the Sunset After the Spring Rain Photograph 94 x 69 cm
Professional Russian photographer, Fedor Lashkov is from Saint Petersburg. He is a member of Russian Art Photographers, Russian Geographical Society (RGS) and UNESCO.
L A S H KO V facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002172241345
▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Lashkov Dawn Over the Ladoga Islands Photograph 105 x 96 cm
“I release photo albums and I work on long-term photo projects in different regions of the world. In my works, I show that Nature is our Home; the beginning of the soul.”
Tobbe Malm ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎
CrowBird Recycled mixed parts 150 x 50 x 40 cm
“My working process begins with a small feeling or thought, usually triggered by an encounter. Drawing on my own memories and experiences, a theme emerges. A sketch. Then to the forge. There is a brief moment in which the iron can be shaped - when it has reached 1,000 degrees Celsius. An encounter, brief and fleeting, then the metal is plunged into cold water and the expression is frozen.”
TO B B E M A L M www.tobbemalm.com
▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Guy-Anne Massicotte Chacun Sa Part / Share And Share Alike Oil and gold leaf on canvas 30 x 30 in.
“Contemplation, gratitude, power, and beauty of nature. All my work is about facing things and situations in a meditative way and connecting the viewer sensually. The search for the inspiring object, human figure, animal or landscape, and the artistic challenge immerse myself in a new composition, always with the aim to integrate a contemporary vision and traditional techniques, with simplicity and sobriety, with an emphasis on fine craftsmanship. It’s about being here in the moment.”
G U Y- A N N E M A S S I C OT T E https://www.guyannemassicotte.com
Dan McCormack ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎
Lenoir_R_10-20-18--2845 Cell phone photograph 11.20 x 8.40 in.
“In 1968 while in graduate school, I began to photograph the nude. For about fifty years subsequently, I explored various techniques, processes, and cameras while making images with the nude as a central theme. Several years ago I began to explore the cell phone. I love the spontaneity that this camera gives me. I can respond in the moment and I interact with the model. These images are fresh and intimate.”
DAN MCCORMACK https://danmcc1944.visura.co/nude-at-home-2
▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Dan McCormack Lenoir_R_02-16-19--4433 Cell phone photograph 11.20 x 8.40 in.
Don Mirakl ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎
Paul Gauguin Acrylic on paper 59,4 x 42 cm
“In art, I engage mainly in experimental methods: automatic drawing, action painting, and digital art.”
DON MIRAKL https://www.deviantart.com/don-mirakl
▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Stefan Milev
Der Vogel (Bird) Transformation II N.IX #SMPH Friederike Holst, Greifswald-Loissin 2018 Photography: Stefan Milev Artwork: Phil Hoffmann 8 x 10 Film
”Bird” is the title of an ongoing collaboration between Bulgarian-born photographer Stefan Milev and German artist Phil Hoffmann. Portraying the traditional clash of values between European East and West, their projects naturally shift from fashion into visual poetry that explores subjects well beyond contemporary trends: ‘SMPH’ pieces are optical essays that tell sensual stories about aesthetics through frames of identity, geography, and cultural modernity.
S T E FA N M I L E V www.stefanmilev.com
Mohsen Modiri ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎
Grounding #7 Acrylic on paper 100 x 65 cm
“The style of most of my works is rooted in abstract expressionism, which is my favorite style. Color functions as the dominant expressive tool in my paintings, whose themes include the earth, movement and stillness, elements of urban life, and human nature. Using specific movement and color composition to express the earth as the mother and cradle of mankind in an abstract form is a type of grounding.”
MOHSEN MODIRI http://www.mohsenmodiri.com
▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Anja Morisse
6_8345_Utopie, 2019 Digital media 24 x 36 cm
ANJA MORISSE www.morisse-fotodesign.de | Anja Morisse @Facebook
Daisuke Okamoto ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎
Mushpace Ink on paper 15 x 20 in.
Raised in Tokyo, Japan, and currently living and working in Los Angeles, Daisuke Okamoto’s art represents identity and transformation. With an intense passion for intricate ink line drawings, Okamoto has been known to work over a year on a single piece.
D A I S U K E O K A M OTO http://okainaimage.com
▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Michail Parlamas The Battle Of The Green And Beige Awnings, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Michail Parlamas’ implementation of religious and symbolic references attributes a universal tone to his paintings allowing thus for personal interpretation. Apparent and disparate elements co-exist on the painted surface of his work, bringing together elements from ancient Greek mythology with the equivalent of Sumerian and Hindu mythoi, as well as the popular and mainstream sub-cultures. Eventually, the creative drive of the artist is reinforced by the need to “unearth” the past, thus discovering his own personal truths. Following his Fine Art Masters degree at Central Saint Martins, Michail went on to successfully complete a Doctorate degree in Fine Art at the University of East London.
M I C H A I L PA R L A M A S http://www.michailparlamas.com
Matt Petosa ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎
News Stand Penn Station NYC Photo illustration 160 cm
“Something about the facade of a building or the unblinking eyes of a contented person. ; A photograph is about attractions, looking, seeing, and being drawn into it.”
M AT T P E TO S A https://www.mattpetosa.com
▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Matt Petosa Nick D. Photo Illustration 65 cm
Lucy Peveto ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎
Water Lilies Mixed media 36 x 36 in.
Lucy’s compositions define uplifting moments and true transformations through landscapes, romantic gardens and dreamy cocoons. Her central theme is change, and, like the butterfly, leads to greater possibilities. The process involves high heat juxtaposed with delicate, paperthin butterfly wings and metallic leaf to illustrate the fragilities of physical life.
LU C Y P E V E TO www.lucypeveto.com
▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ picturewall Hütchenspieler Acrylic on canvas 100 cm x 100 cm
“I work as a freelance painter and illustrator. My free works are mainly acrylic works on canvas. Here I process thoughts and emotions. This is usually how surreal pictures are created.”
P I C T U R E WA L L www.picturewall.eu
Neela ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎
Floral Carpet Watercolor on paper 28 x 38 cm
“Painting is an integral part of my life. I paint directly on paper, canvas or “aquaboard” without sketching or thumbnail sketches. My paintings evolve on the surface of my choice as ongoing inspirations of mostly imaginary floral themes, as I drop the water and color with brushwork and assume an identity of their own that is unique and colorful.”
▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Neela Roses Do Ramble Watercolor on paper 76 x 56 cm
Elvira Rajek, ERa ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎
Meatworld Photograph 90 x 60 cm
“I have been working on photographical art, shoe sculptures, and assemblages since 2004. I just need to assemble the pictures and thoughts of my consciousness and subconsciousness to create a new vision and a new, partly surreal way to see. Research plays an important role in the artistic realization: to deal with a topic - to eviscerate, to mangle, and to transform to achieve a new insight. Veiled criticism with a touch of irony is intended.”
E LV I R A R A J E K , E R a www.elvirarajek.com
▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Roland Reinert The Concern I Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm
“When creating my paintings and my light objects, it is my intention to show different possible viewpoints. There are always two sides to every story. It is also very exciting to make a statement and combine it with beauty.”
ROLAND REINERT www.rolandreinert.ch
Hanna Rheinz ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎
Untitled Oil on canvas 33 x 41 cm
“I move along despite all what is and never will be. Inside or out of this vessel called “life.” Catching the moment, the only moment that counts; the one aspiring never to end.”
HANNA RHEINZ www.Hanna-Rheinz.com
▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Cheryl Richardson Cave Point Lighthouse Albany Acrylic on linen 83 x 57 cm
“After 20 years of studying the exacting medium of Chinese brush painting, I was keen to break free and paint the raw and untamed landscapes in Australia and abroad. As a landscape artist, I travel seeking out landscapes which best suit my appreciation of color and shape. My studio is a working catalog of my ongoing artistic footprint featuring paintings finished, unresolved, thoughtful sketches and watercolors in my collection of project diaries.”
CHERYL RICHARDSON email@example.com
Ruth Richmond ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎
In Momentum 3 Ink, graphite, pigment on paper 70 x 50 cm
“I live in the UK. My art is a natural progression of ideas, informed from my inner and outer landscapes. My daily walks through Suffolk woodland and countryside feed my soul and inspire my topics. The changing seasons mean a constant metamorphosis of inspiration. I am interested in how my intuition transposes thoughts into a visual format and how the collection of marks and materials become the sum of their parts. I make my own charcoal and collect natural pigments.“
RUTH RICHMOND http://www.ruthrichmond.com
▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Kurt Ries Interlaced Masks Collage, linocut, carborundum, acrylic, ink 98 x 98 cm
“My favorite topics are faces, heads, portrait, and masks. Linear abstracted. I always start with a drawing. The line wanders over the paper and condenses into a head shape. After that, the image is alienated with unrealistic colors. I prefer thin glazes with acrylic, ink, and watercolor. The result is never a realistic portrait, but a good composition.”
KURT RIES http://www.kurt-ries-kunst.de
Anna-Maija Rissanen ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎
Universe, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 178 x 273 cm
Finnish painter (b. 1983) Anna-Maija Rissanen earned her MA in Fine Arts from the Royal Fine-Arts Academy of Brussels, Belgium (2009) and finds her inspiration in nature. “I mainly focus on painting poetic inner meditative landscapes between western and eastern representations, between abstract and figurative. In my work, I concentrate on searching a balance between fragility and power through mixed perspectives. I mainly use water-based colors and mixed media.”
ANNA-MAIJA RISSANEN http://www.annamaija-rissanen.com
▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ David E Robatin I Find Myself Falling All Over You
Influenced by color field and expressionism, David’s approach offers a unique take on figure painting he calls “Emotionalism.” The acrylic colors blend well in the transition from light to dark and the gestural curves provide each painting with a sense of movement and convey deep emotion. David continues to produce vibrant, halting images that elicit a strong emotional response. While the images represent everyday people, they are abstracted to varying degrees and tap into fundamental feelings, both good and bad. The desired affect is to get viewers thinking about their own life experiences.
D AV I D E R O B AT I N https://davidrobatin.com
Dariusz Romanowski ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 90 ▫︎
Head 1 Acrylic on paper 4 x 6 in.
Dariusz Romanowski was born in Łódź, Poland in 1965 and moved to the UK in the early 1970s. Primarily self-taught, Dariusz’ work can be viewed as progressions of technique and form. The Head Series is a study of expression. The Heads are abstracted studies from his series of large scale impasto oil paintings entitled ‘Women’ and are works executed with acrylic heightened with white, on paper.
DARIUSZ ROMANOWSKI www.dariuszromanowski.com
▫︎ 91 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Mario Salvo Solstizio d’Estate Spatula acrylic on board 52 x 33 cm
International Master Mario Salvo uses a stratigraphic spatula to create his unique, textured works. Salvo is the president of numerous international awards and jury member of notable art competitions. With over 1700 artworks around the globe and more than 850 exhibition reviews, he has received numerous artistic and cultural titles, honors and awards including the title of both Knight and Officer of the Republic.
M A R I O S A LV O www.mariosalvo.it
Shala Rosa ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 92 ▫︎
The Art Of Insane And Michelangelo’s Prophecy, 2012 Oil on canvas 81 x 67 in.
Canadian/American artist, Shahla Rosa is recognized as one of the most profound modern surrealist artists. In addition to her paintings, she is also the author of three books on automatic subconscious surrealist poetry and prose. Her work helps audiences and readers to appreciate how to step into the possibilities of the subconscious mind to get to know ourselves better and deeper..
SHALA ROSA http://www.shahlarosa.com
▫︎ 93 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Shala Rosa Aging Leda In The Turkish Bath, 2015 Oil on canvas 71 x 60 in.
Paul Scerri ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 94 ▫︎
The Decision Maker Ceramics 50 cm
“My sculptures reveal the truth in terms of attitude and behaviour of certain people, particularly where injustice and narcissism is concerned. I express certain elements with symbols and metaphors of specific aspects of my experience towards humanity.”
PAU L S C E R R I www.paulscerri.com
▫︎ 95 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Christa Schmid-Ehrlinger Auf Rot Nr. 14, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
“What is painting? Painting is searching, it is moving, it is writing your own signs, it is moving in your inner life, it is wrapping around, linking up, making gestures and rhythms, it is covering, it is wiping off, it is finding structures. The way of proceeding in my painting is the way of transformation. Life is: Being permanently transformed.”
C H R I S TA S C H M I D - E H R L I N G E R www.schmid-ehrlinger.de
Durand Seay ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 96 ▫︎
Satisfaction and Regret Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
“I’m living in a constant search of chaos and quietude at the same time. My works represent our many options to choose a kind of life. I found different instruments -- a language to realize my ideas, and every time, I discover parts of my character that I never knew before. Most of my artworks are an instinctual form of art where my arms are the extensions of my soul.”
D U R A N D S E AY www.durandseay.com
▫︎ 97 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Carmen Selves Paleta en llamas Oil on canvas 65 x 54 cm
“I always think before painting. I love the image and then I paint it.”
C A R M E N S E LV E S www.carmenselves.org
Aleksandr Shablyko ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 98 ▫︎
Approach to the Core of Matter Oil on MDF 50.5 x 51 cm
“I explore other worlds that sometimes manifest themselves in our world and influence it. My paintings are artifacts from expeditions to parallel dimensions. The works are united by a common concept, the interweaving of storylines and a geographical map.”
A L E K S A N D R S H A B LY KO facebook.com/private.cornfield
▫︎ 99 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Malcolm Smith Shopper 6 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 32 in.
“My style of painting is derived from 1960s romance comics predominantly featuring sultry, flirty and empowered women using punchy classic movie quotes in a series of situations and environments.”
M A LC O L M S M I T H www.malcolmsmithart.com
Ilia Sokolov (Соколов Илья) ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 100 ▫︎
Ilia Sokolov wears his pictures on his back. His work is not tied to galleries. The project is social and long-lasting. He travels with them to different cities and countries, saying that creativity should be free and accessible to all. He is proud of the fact that the spectator is any person on earth with whom he is near at one time or another. “The meaning of my work concerns everyone! I express my opinion on everything that is sharply felt. My pictures are an adapter of my observations, which I share with others.”
I L I A S O KO LO V ( С О К О Л О В И Л Ь Я ) IG @darkuglyfate
▫︎ 101 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Susan Spector Zzzzzzz Soft Pastel 18 x 24 in.
“I am a contemporary painter living and working in Los Angeles, California, USA. My work is predominantly figurative, focusing on current social and cultural issues, using primarily water-based paints and soft pastels. I have exhibited in multiple cities in the United States.”
S U S A N S P E C TO R www.susanspectorart.com
Satomi Sugimoto ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 102 ▫︎
Moonlight, 2017 Oil and glue on stone powder clay 18 x 6 x 10 in. / 46 x 15 x 25.5 cm
“I have always been attracted to forms and lines since I was a child. I see motifs of life reflected in my work including organic forms, elemental forces, body parts of humans, insects and animals. My art-making is a spiritual process; a search for the essence of objects.”
S ATO M I S U G I M OTO www.sugimotoworks.com
▫︎ 103 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Rina Suzuki Closure Oil 24 x 20 in.
“As a poet expresses feelings in poetry, I reflect my thoughts in my artworks. Visual art has been an instrument that allows me to communicate with people. I sublimate private emotions, especially complex and suffocating feelings, into something stunning.”
RINA SUZUKI https://www.rinasuzukiart.com
Steven Volpe ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 104 ▫︎
“I had been musing about an odd question that became the origin of Beach Game: Which would travel higher? A bullet or a released balloon. Those objects would fill out a simple narrative featuring a man lying on the beach with his arms outstretched. The body language of complete surrender is given some added complexity and more interpretive depth with the addition of objects in his hands. Each object serves as a foil for the other, and each contributes to the theme of a kind of offering to the great beyond. While the yellow balloon is hopeful and childlike, the gun adds a necessary darker philosophical counterweight, particularly in a scene depicting a beautiful sunny day at the beach. It was important to me that the gun not be too obvious so it is revealed in the man’s more distant, foreshortened arm, and slightly elevated from the sand in a subtly ambiguous way. Because of the horizontal figure, I immediately thought of Manet’s Dead Toreador. Manet anchored the corner of his composition with a pink cape, and I decided to include a purple beach towel and beach mat in my painting to resolve the bottom right corner. I chose to make a very compressed landscape with a low-to-the-ground perspective and I used all the peripheral elements—the moon, wispy clouds, an outcropping of trees, the foam on the waves, and the bicycle tracks—all to keep the viewer’s eye moving and achieve an overall balance.”
STEVEN VOLPE www.stevenvolpe.ca
▫︎ 105 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Steven Volpe Beach Game, 2016 Oil on canvas 32 x 48 in.
Nyk Sykes ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 106 ▫︎
Storm Over the Pacific Inkjet print 120 x 120 cm
“In photography, you hold in your hands, the site of your seeing - you hold in your sight, the heart of your vision. As the light fades, the stillness grows - so still the soul takes us, out of sharp sight, into vast vision.”
NYK SYKES www.nyksykes.com
▫︎ 107 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Anne Walbring Shades of Uncertainty, 2018 Oil on canvas
“Mainly influenced by Franz Kafka, my art intends to open a window to a sensitive world, where only emotions matter and, although often autobiographical, remain distant from the noise of real life. My universe is a universe where the laws of physics are not always respected and even though it is mostly a world of sadness, melancholy and the void of loss, wants to whisper to the viewer that there is beauty even there.”
A N N E WA L B R I N G IG @annewalbring
Sally West ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 108 ▫︎
Beach Bondi 2 (26.1.19) - Plein Air Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
“I am predominantly a plein air painter. I like working in the environment, creating a direct and spontaneous response. I also work in my studio to produce still life and portraits. I also enjoy life drawing.”
S A L LY W E S T www.sallywestart.com
▫︎ 109 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Marti White Red River Falls Acyrlic on canvas 30 x 24 in.
Working in Tuscon, Arizona, American Artist Marti White is a Signature Member of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, a Saguaro Fellow in the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Ms. White’s work is shown locally, nationally and internationally online. Marti works in acrylic and mixed media on paper and canvas producing predominantly abstract art. “I am interested in the story behind the surface of a painting and enjoy leaving pathways into a work that evoke a personal response in the viewer. I seeks to engage the viewer in a conversation with the work that is personal and meaningful.”
MARTI WHITE www.artbymartiwhite.com
Charles Whiting ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 110 ▫︎
Great Blue Heron Digital Photograph Several sizes available up to 40 x 60 in.
Charles Whiting is a nature photographer from Evergreen, Colorado who specializes in landscape, seascape, and underwater photography. His work has appeared in books, magazines, scholastic journals, and electronic media worldwide.
CHARLES WHITING https://www.charleswhitingphotography.com
▫︎ 111 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Charles Whiting Wilson Peak from Woods Lake Digital Photograph Several sizes available up to 40 x 60 in.
“Photography is the artistic 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.”
wildhaven ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 112 ▫︎
Scissors, Rock, Paper. An Old And Effective Way Of Settling Disputes. What An Idea! (Petals of Phaleanopsis) Digital Photograph 43 x 30 cm
“By photographing nature at high magnification, I can produce abstract images that are available only to the camera; with good prospects that they will be distinctive, challenging, and original.”
W I L D H AV E N wildhaven.co.uk
▫︎ 113 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ wildhaven Heat. Photographing bright sunlight as it penetrates flower petals gives a compelling rendering of the concept of ’heat’. (Petals of Phalaenopsis) Digital Photograph 30 x 43 cm
wildhaven ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 114 ▫︎
Evanescent and Ephemeral. Everything Is Evanescent And Ephemeral; How Do You Photograph That? (Petals of Phalaenopsis) Digital Photograph 30 x 43 cm
W I L D H AV E N wildhaven.co.uk
▫︎ 115 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ wildhaven Tremulous Edges. Uncertain In Strength and Direction, and Therefore Interesting. (Petals of Dendrobium) Digital Photograph 30 x 43 cm
Fay Wood ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 116 ▫︎
9 / Nine Exhibition Sculpture
“I fell in love with found object sculpture I saw in San Francisco Bay in the 1960s; the work was alive and beautiful! I have shown my work in Italy and Germany as well as the USA, using found objects in Collage and Tapestry as well as Sculpture to create thoughtful, interesting works of art. Recently I was asked to be featured artist in a film about artist’s lives hosted by Artrepreneur and Bert Wolfe, to be aired April 25th, 2019 on worldwide PBS. My studio is in the Hudson Valley of New York State, USA Please visit if you are in the area.”
FAY W O O D http://www.faywoodstudio.com
▫︎ 117 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Shu Yu Silent Greeting Digital media 3158 x 2500 px
“The artwork discusses how humans get along with animals. The style of the painting switches from realism and surrealism. A special atmosphere is built through the traditional oil painting technique. Audiences are immersed and enjoying the dramatic effects between realism and surrealism.”
SHU YU https://kj16761552.icoc.bz/
Eric Wiles Photography ▫ Spotlight 12 ▫︎ 118 ▫︎
The Web Photograph 24 x 30 in.
Born in Chicago IL. USA amidst great architectural and old world surroundings, I groomed an eye for the beauty of art and the creativity of photography. Being a world traveler at an early age instilled the appreciation of earths beauty and the allure of man made objects. Photography allows me the opportunity to capture moments in time and creatively share this expression of beauty through Still Life, Fine Art imaging.
E R I C W I L E S P H OTO G R A P H Y www.ew-photo.com
▫︎ 119 ▫︎ Spotlight 12 ▫ Ziv Remanence Kinetic Light Sculpture: Acrylic, aluminum, concrete, LEDs, motor, microcontroller 6.2 x 1.1 ft
“My works function as experiential platforms through which technology mediates an experience in relation to the human body. In my practice, I highlight the power struggle between humans and machines, as well as our mistrust and misunderstanding of technology. Often these dynamics produces a sense of wonder, fear, even transcendence. Through my works I challenge the senses of both human and machine alike, often speculating the future, to reflect on the impact machines have on our society today.”
Nicolas Bruno Reciso Photograph (production and capture) Prints available in various dimensions
Sleep paralysis is a common phenomenon occurring in between wakefulness and sleep, in which the body becomes immobile. This realization of being paralyzed in bed causes the individual to become plagued by terror-laden hallucinations. These frightening experiences infect the senses yet the ability to move or escape is not possible as the body itself remains frozen throughout the episode. Bruno finds a means of subduing the haunting of his night terrors through creative expression. Recreating scenes from his hallucinations has allowed him to seize control of the danger and confront his antagonists on his own terms. Bruno models for multiple characters within each work by using a composite layering technique. Handmade props and costumes lend a hand to the symbolism portrayed within each piece.Â
12 Nicolas Bruno Reciso Photograph (production and capture) Prints available in various dimensions