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Chippie Kennedy Niobe Bronze 45 x 18 x 14 in. (excluding stand)
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• Issue 15 • On the Front Cover Jolanda Richter And All Darkness Faded I Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm On the Back Cover Mally Elbaz-Almandine All My Fears Acrylic, oil and ink on canvas 100 x 100 cm 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: Circle Foundation For the Arts Press firstname.lastname@example.org 66 rue Saint Georges Lyon, France
Select Artwork By GARY AAGAARD JESSICA ALAZRAKI S H A R O N A LV I Z ANA CAROLINA CERAMICS ROBERT ANDLER-LIPSKI CYNTHIA ARAF K I M B E R LY B E R G R AY B E S S E R D I N THORSTEN BOEHM ART JOHANNE BROUILLETTE J A S O N B R YA N T J . D AV I D B U R C H DANIEL BUTTERWORTH NIRA CHOREV E VA C O C C O GUNILLA DAGA LILLIANNE DAIGLE R A D D R E W P H OTO G R A P H Y, L LC M A L LY E L B A Z - A L M A N D I N E F O N G FA I S AU L F E L I P E G A L AV I S GALINA LARRY GARMEZY WAY N E G E I S T NANCY GIFFORD MICHAEL IAN GOULDING C AT H Y G R E E N B L AT GARRY D HARLEY BARBARA HARRIS RONNA S. HARRIS ATO M H O V H A N E S YA N K AT H Y FA H E Y KEES JUFFERMANS ALEKSANDRA KANN-BOGOMILSKA C H I P P I E K E N N E DY PETRA KNEZIC S P Y R O S KO LY VA S
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Jessica Alazraki ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎
Orange Blonde Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in.
Jessica Alazraki’s figurative portraits convey everyday stories of colorful characters. These confront the viewer, without interaction but instead submerging them within their own psyche. The narratives are based in ordinary and familiar scenes of Latino family life.
JESSICA ALAZRAKI http://www.jessicaalazrakiart.com
▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Gary Aagaard Ma Nature Revisited Oil on canvas 30 x 22 in.
“As a fledgling illustrator in Brooklyn during the 1980s, I took on any project thrown my way. Eventually, I zeroed in on editorial work and soon scored assignments at publications like The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice. Since the early 2000s, I’ve concentrated on gallery work with an editorial, satirical slant; essentially larger oil paintings with conceptual content reminiscent of my illustration years. Lampooning politicians, pundits or spiritual leaders who specialize in alternative facts, manufactured outrage, false equivalents, convoluted conspiracy theories and tunnel-visioned tribalism (whew) is my form of protest and provides a satisfying outlet.”
GARY AAGAARD https://aagaardart.com
Cynthia Araf ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎
From the Series “Intervals” Photograph
“Image is the being of consciousness through light. The sublime in life, the subtle, the intangible, contemplating the world around us we find the essential beauty of that encounter. If we could remain silent, watching the immortality of the silence of an image, we would understand the instant lived; our silent, hidden present. An image that is immersed in a timeless eternity with a memory that belongs only to the beholder as the intimate setting of a time that will not return but transcends into eternity, just remaining there with its own light.”
CYNTHIA ARAF www.cynthiaaraf.com
▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Kimberly Berg Blue Lumina V Pastel 26 x 19 in.
“As a figurative artist, I am a great admirer of Vermeer. My work is mostly created with pastels. A male feminist advocate, I create art that allows a woman to vicariously experience nature, her body (including pregnant body) and goddess spirituality as a free and liberated woman. I wish to represent women as they once were in Neolithic times before women were subjected to the restrictions and limitations of patriarchal culture.”
K I M B E R LY B E R G www.isisrising.net
Sharon Alviz ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎
Micro Plastic Photograph 46,33 x 30,89 cm
“Life is not like a script. Though, the majority of people live it thus. I usually climb the tallest tree to see the world and appreciate it from that height. My projects reveal the thoughts of humanity, represented in actions which I question, and which have a connection in my subconscious, since they drive me to explore the beauty behind it, to transform it into another possibility. Geometry and color inspire me for it. I seek the origin of that state of happiness behind what I question and experience. I rebuild stories in flat color environments, to show the other face of chaos. What I do is reinforce the positive feelings and download them on my photos. It is my way of responding to them.”
S H A R O N A LV I Z www.sharonalviz.com
▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Ana Carolina Ceramics Stoneware Sculpture 40 x 25 cm
“I am a Brazilian ceramic artist. I create vessels and ceramic sculptures inspired by the organic forms of nature, bringing in, in an abstract way, the narrative about organicity and the natural world.”
ANA CAROLINA CERAMICS www.anacarolinaceramics.com
Robert Andler-Lipski ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎
CITYSCAPE No 1., 2019 Mixed media collage and painting on canvas 90 x 90 cm (35.5 x 35.5 in.)
Born in 1968, UK-based artist, Robert Andler-Lipski is a committed collagist specializing in mixed media and experimenting with a wide range of technique, material and subject matter. His artworks seamlessly blend realistic motifs with abstract forms just as apparent chaos along with harmony and simplicity. Robert studied Methodology of Arts and Philosophy and completed courses in Artistic Tapestry Weaving and Artistic Mosaic.
ROBERT ANDLER-LIPSKI www.saatchiart.com/robertandler
▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Ray Besserdin Paper Sculpture Artist The Path to Gondwana Sculptured paper 91.5 x 91.5 x 8 cm
“As a child, I looked at a piece of paper and got excited at all the possible things I could create with it. Nothing has changed. I was born to artist parents and began my passion for paper in childhood. I innovated a style of art I term Impressionist Sculptured Paper, targeting emotions not realism.”
R AY B E S S E R D I N https://papersculptureartist.com
Thorsten Boehm Art ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎
Blonde Shadow Drawing; Hatching Technique, Airbrush on Paper 71 x 52 cm
“My artistic work examines all facets of the existential question. The strongest driving force for my works 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
▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Johanne Brouillette Inner Space VIII Mixed media 48 x 36 in.
Canadian artist, Johanne Brouillette has been living and painting in Montréal for 25 years. Her personal mission is to embellish peoples’ lives with genuinely authentic and timeless paintings. Emerging as an artist in modern and contemporary art, Johanne’s artworks can be found in private, public and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.
JOHANNE BROUILLETTE https://johannebrouillette.ca
Jason Bryant ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎
An Instant/An Eternity, 2015 Oil on canvas 36 x 30 in.
“A photo, a fingerprint, a signature, and DNA are all methods we use to identify a person, but they are just a means to match a name or face to an individual, not to describe who they are or to translate their identity. For as long as I have been using portraiture as the main focus of my paintings, it is not the identity or recognizable face in which I use to describe my portraits, but more of a blueprint of how I approach portraiture. Many levels go into what makes a person’s portrait. It’s a fabric of many layers, intertwined with a person’s favorite foods, music, and movies. I have used all of these concepts in building my paintings.”
J A S O N B R YA N T www.bryantpantings.com
▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ J. David Burch Fireflies Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 x 2 in.
“I was born in small-town Alberta, living most of my adult life in Toronto and NYC. While living in NYC, I attended the Art Students League (ASL) for eight years thus beginning my life as a painter of abstract art. Initially painting idealized abstract landscapes, I then progressed into a wider abstract expressionism focusing on the use of color, their relationship with one another and inclusion of abstract forms to entice viewers to a dramatic often bold experience.”
J . D AV I D B U R C H www.davidburchpaintings.com
Daniel Butterworth ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎
Self Flash 190 x 110 cm
DANIEL BUTTERWORTH danielbutterworth.com
▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Nira Chorev Creation 4 Mixed media on paper 22 x 30 in.
“Painting for me is the process by which I seek Truth and the constant challenge of finding and portraying the Truth - the Balance - in Nature. My artwork begins with a photo I have taken. Moved by the artistic visions it inspires, I select the paper/s, soft pastels in different forms, threads, and other materials I want to include. This combination of materials coming together in one painting is my way to preserve Nature and give life - and permanence - to the memories I’m collecting.”
NIRA CHOREV nirachorev.wordpress.com
Eva Cocco ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎
N. 013 White porcelain N.550, glazed with Shino in a gasKiln 19 x 13 in.
“I am a self-taught sculptor and by far my favorite narrative tool is porcelain. Besides other things, I am a sci-fi geek and through my pieces, I talk about meandering cities and tortuous architectures, about heritage and ancestral stories, entropy and chaos, life and death in this and other planets.”
E VA C O C C O http://www.evacocco.com
▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Gunilla Daga Serie Yellow 1 Acrylic, pastel and chalk coal on paper 22 x 27 cm
Gunilla Daga produces art which, in John Austin’s words, is “drawn out of private experience, reaches out in universal terms to touch everyone on different levels. Daga’s paintings are connected to each other, each image being born from the previous and forming a series of works where the artist investigates not only the nature of the materials at hand but seems to push each shape to take different forms and each time, bring forward a new vocabulary.”
GUNILLA DAGA https://gunilladaga.se
Lillianne Daigle ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎
Écorché Digital media 13 x 19 in.
“Capturing and sharing with viewers the feeling of the moment, the vibrations, the memories of them is what I derive challenge and pleasure from. I am particularly attracted and mesmerized by water, mountains and trees and would like to convey a feeling of “having been there.” My interests are now focused on digital art and abstract imaging. I either start from “scratch,” or use scanned parts of my prints or photographs and modify, combine, manipulate them with multiple computer graphics software.”
▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Fong Fai Painting 20-19 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.
“Abstract art is a reality that does not exist; a product of thought, momentary feelings, and musical melody... all that could be my inspiration to create. Artists works are often inseparable from their cultural background. I’m no different. Eastern influences constantly guide my path. I use the rhythm of calligraphy, color strokes, to create my work.”
F O N G FA I www.fongfai.com
Rad Drew Photography, LLC ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎
Contemplation Digital photograph 2416 x 3232 px
“My most inspirational subjects are the remarkable dancers of the Cuban National Ballet. Each possesses a striking spirit; a blend of unique personal nature in a shared social, economic, and political environment. Living in this climate as they mature as women and dancers, produces tremendously dedicated artists; strong, graceful athletes who have retained their humility despite being the best in the world at what they do. My goal is to record and share that spirit with viewers.”
R A D D R E W P H OTO G R A P H Y, L LC RadDrewPhotography.com
▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Rad Drew Photography, LLC Aspiration Digital photograph 3000 x 4000 px
Saul Felipe Galavis ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎
Cube Metal table sculpture, acrylic base 30 x 30 x 30 cm
Architect Saul Galavis passionate for descriptive geometry, sections, and planes folds in tri-dimensional surfaces when creating his art. Restating the geometric abstraction with white volumes and forms, he works with positives and negatives. This playfulness, a game of coupling he has christened ‘Constructivist Geometry,’ blends the material and creates self- produced shadows. Sacred geometry ascribes symbolic and sacred meanings to certain shapes and certain proportions. It is associated with the belief that a god is the geometer of the world.
S AU L F E L I P E G A L AV I S www.saulgalavis.com | @saulgalavis
▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Galina Still Life with Lemon Oil on canvas 70 x 80 cm
“Fate turned my life 180 degrees and led me into the unknown world of art. It became possible for me to see the world around me throughw different eyes, to feel the joy of life. Art gives me wings that let me fly over the earth, and my heart admires its beauty. Every day I have a strong desire to take the brush in my hands, to express my emotions and associations through my work and to tell about my world view.”
Larry Garmezy ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎
A Bit of Time Photograph 33 x 46 in.
“My photography is shaped by early adventures as a geologist. Through this filter, I capture the unique and subtle patterns and textures I find in the details within waterscapes and landscapes. Photographing the same natural springs over the years I find that, like snowflakes, no two images are the same. The constant is the incredible interplay of light with surface ripples and the palette of colors from plants beneath the surface.”
LARRY GARMEZY https://larrygarmezy.com
▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Larry Garmezy Wind Swept Photograph 24 x 18 in.
Wayne Geist ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎
False Nebula 2 Pigment based Ink Jet print 24 x 24 in.
“Using the world around me as a source for raw material, I try to evoke the experience of transcendence, epiphany, and breakthrough.”
WAY N E G E I S T http://www.geistphoto.com
▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Wayne Geist False Nebulae 1 Pigment based ink jet print 24 x 24 in.
Nancy Gifford ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎
Oh Crimey Graphite on white shirts, acrylic resin on birch panels 36 x 96 in.
“This work is from an ongoing series titled: CRAZY TIMES. It reflects my feelings about the state of the world. These past two years have been fuel-laden. “Oh Crimey” is about white-collar corruption. “Heaps of Trouble” is an ongoing series until we are out of trouble... “Drowning Not Waving” was prescient, the last piece I did before the mountain above us in Montecito melted and buried half the town. Dark Times conjured Dark Themes.”
NANCY GIFFORD www.nancygifford.com
▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Nancy Gifford Crazy Times Graphite and acrylic on Gator board 42 x 96 in.
Michael Ian Goulding ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎
Victoria XXXVI Photograph (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
▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Michael Ian Goulding Luna LXIV Photograph (Film Capture) 11 x 14 in.
Michael Ian Goulding ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎
Aileen LXXXI Photograph (Digital Capture) 11 x 14 in.
“My studio is located in the United States, in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. I have exhibited my artwork in venues across North America, Europe and Asia. I have received multiple awards and my artwork has been published in numerous publications on art or featuring art photography. My work has also been licensed for use by musical artists for compact disc covers and related promotional materials.”
MICHAEL IAN GOULDING www.gouldingphotography.com
▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Michael Ian Goulding Karolina V Photograph (Film Capture) 11 x 14 in.
Cathy Greenblat ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎
Ashwani and Didi Laughing Digital photograph
Installation Shot of the LOVE, LOSS, AND LAUGHTER Exhibit
“In the past 18 years I have photographed high quality dementia care in 9 countries. These have been the base of a book, LOVE, LOSS, AND LAUGHTER: SEEING ALZHEIMER’S DIFFERENTLY, and an exhibit of the same title. The exhibit has been hosted by museums, galleries, agencies including WHO and the US National Academy of Sciences, and community centers around the world. In 2013 it traveled to 7 cities in Australia over a 7 month period.”
C AT H Y G R E E N B L AT CathyGreenblatPhotography.com
▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Barbara Harris Here I Am #7 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.
“The notion of “tikun olum” - that we can unify our thoughts and actions toward a positive universal force thereby repairing the world - informs much of my work. My images develop as layers of color and fluid forms to visually express the iterative nature of all things. As a professionally trained artist, I think a great deal about the nature of existence and purpose. My recent work strives to create abstract mirrors of the universe both seen and unseen.”
BARBARA HARRIS www.BarbaraHarrisArt.com | email@example.com
Garry D Harley ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎
A MORNING IN MAY WHITE GROUP NO.18, 2018 Original digital painting Archival pigment ink on canvas 42 x 42 in. with white wood floating frame
“These digital paintings are of a series completed in 2018-2019. This work strives to produce constance of beauty but a variety of detail when viewed at different perspective and closeness by the visitor... the painting is best appreciated when viewed with patience.”
GARRY D HARLEY www.GarryHarleySTUDIOS.com
▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Garry D Harley A Morning In May No. 12, 2018 Original digital painting Archival pigment ink on canvas 42 x 42 in. with white wood floating frame
Ronna S. Harris ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎
Turbulence Oil 36 x 60 in.
“My paintings communicate a state of controlled chaos as I combine two divergent forces and approaches: realism and abstract expression. By a proficient handling of light, a mastery of images, and a skillful mark making method, the paintings confer an illusion of reality to something that’s not real. The end result is a spatial between magic and illusion rooted in the American Realist tradition. My philosophy is that art is magic, and the magic is illusion.”
RONNA S. HARRIS www.ronnaharris.com
▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Ronna S. Harris Pygmalion Oil 69 x 84 in.
Atom Hovhanesyan ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎
Sleeping Venus (Study After Giorgione) Oil on canvas 30 x 48 in.
“The goal here is to utilize the whole surface of the support, challenging the viewer’s perception of negative space. Essentially divisionist, the figure/composition is woven into the fabric of the plane and the space warps into the figure. In the painting process, repetitive, almost automatic, application of the cross-hatched lines allow the subconscious the opportunity to direct the composition. There is a tension between the desire to hide vs. the need to reveal, conflicting within the human mind. As far as drawings, I worked with ink with the same approach, because of the fine lines unique to this medium and the texture that arises from multiple built-up layers of cross-hatched lines, allowed me to focus on light and texture and the feel of the drawing ended up being quite different from the paintings.”
ATO M H O V H A N E S YA N www.artbyatom.com
▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Kathy Fahey Forest Dreaming Acrylic paint, rice paper, watercolour and acid free glue 67 x 83 cm
“I am a Melbourne-based artist and my work celebrates the act of painting; it is about mark-making, color, layering, space, and a painterly surface. My handpainted collages depict elements of the landscape at any one unique moment of time. A bird lands and in an instant, takes off again. Sunlight falls on flowers lighting them up and then, in a heartbeat, disappears behind a cloud. A flower blooms and a moment later the petals are swept away by a sudden gust of wind. Nothing stays the same. These fleeting glimpses of time and place are made all the more precious because of their transitory nature.”
K AT H Y FA H E Y https://kathyfahey.com.au
Kees Juffermans ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎
Jelly Fish In Net From Underneath Digital media
“The image choosen for publication can be either of a maximum size 70 x 70 cm or 27,55 x 27,55 inch, other sizes are for a rectangle size 54 x 60 cm or 50 x 70cm or 21,25 x 23,62 inch or 19,68 x 27,55 inch..”
KEES JUFFERMANS http://www.fractalartprinted.com
▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Aleksandra Kann-Bogomilska With The Wind Bronze, marble and glass 90 x 42 x 38 cm
“I am Polish, I live and work in Warsaw, where I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. I worked for many years as an art curator which gave me a lesson in humility. The sculpture “With the Wind” is the second of the series “Sails.” I am fascinated by the man sailing under the sails. The connection of the human battle against the four elements is fascinating and inspiring. The love of two people (which is not shown directly in this sculpture) is like a boat trip by tormented or calm waters of the oceans, with the wind, under the wind, in the sun, in the rain, during a thunderstorm.”
ALEKSANDRA KANN-BOGOMILSKA https://www.artmajeur.com/aleksandrakb
Chippie Kennedy ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎
Niobe Bronze 45 x 18 x 14 in. (excluding stand)
“My work and process are intuitive and organic and seek to give life to my clay and composition. With each piece, I want to expose the raw and palpable nature of the body and its form. I want my work to be enjoyed through sight and touch. Each touch of a hand brings subtle changes to a sculpture. At that moment the piece belongs as much to the viewer as it does to me.”
C H I P P I E K E N N E DY www.chippiekennedy.com
▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Petra Knezic 0 100 0 0 : Magenta Ink on paper 51 x 80 cm or 20.1 x 31.5 in.
“Drawing stories with the smallest line - geometric, conceptual, traditional ink art.”
PETRA KNEZIC https://www.draw-ink.com
Spyros Kolyvas ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎
Landscape Watercolor 50 x 70 cm
“Concerning its theme, my work depicts the eternal nature of the environment, in a space between the specific form and the abstraction; a place where the relations connected to space are like a gate to an abstracted world beyond nature. Light dominates in all of my work and with its strength constantly changes the landscape giving a sense of calmness and serenity but not for long as behind it lurks a threat. This threat is the forces of nature which alter familiar images to something new even if it doesn’t last. The fluidity of watercolor, the nature of the material on its own states this continual change of nature and as a result the ephemeral of the life’s cycle.”
S P Y R O S KO LY VA S https://kolyvas.webnode.gr
▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Spyros Kolyvas Old Fortress, Corfu Watercolor 60 x 60 cm
Michelle J Kowalczyk ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎
Intertwined Pencil on paper 8 x 11 in.
Intertwined Close your eyes, take a breath and sink below the surface. Listen carefully to the absence of everything. The water has a sound, gentle and subtle. The rumbling of the calm after a storm. It fills your mind, the pressure of it strong but soothing like you’re becoming a part of the water. Your hair moves with the ripples, twirling around you. Becoming vines of seaweed or soft feathery fins brushing against your face, your body, your mind. Connected to those feathery arms are tiny fish, gently carrying you away from all your thoughts and troubles. There’s a scent of roses that can be tasted on the water as if blooms grow entangled within the feathery fins. Everything is intertwined to become this new world. The fish twirl around one another like tiny dancers moving towards each other against the tide. Tendrils of themselves twist and turn into the shadows, letting light peak through and bring the image of roses between the lovelorn swimmers. The roses are fragile, gentle things, swaying in the water. Their velvet buds release bubbles as they open, creating another layer to the surreal world beneath the surface. Even the water has substance here, as gentle shadows play alongside the fish and wild blooms. It is an oasis. A place of peace and strange eerie noiselessness. Everything in this world is entwined with everything else and their tangled existence is harmoniously balanced. It’s a rarity. A moment in time where really nothing else matters except seeing that moment without anything else getting in the way. Soon though, the need to breathe consumes you and this world fades as darkness fills your vision. Struggling for air you break away from the world you had become intertwined within and gasp in air. The moment is lost. That world destroyed. The vines and fins were only the bedraggled split ends of your hair and the blooms are gone, only the smell of overpowering rose soap remains. Even the bubbles have dissipated. You’re alone in the bath, naked, and the cold is seeping into your exposed flesh. With it comes the troubles of your life. You try to escape under the surface again, but that world and moment is lost. Only the stark contrast of reality remains where nothing is intertwined and you are alone. Again.
Australian artist, Michelle J Kowalczyk blends both traditional and contemporary art practices to explore the natural world around us and our emotional connections to that world.
M I C H E L L E J KO WA LC Z Y K www.MichelleJk.com.au
▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Bea Last The Black Scrolls/Descent of Man 2 Emulsion graphite on recycled lining paper, recycled newspaper broadsheets
“My practice is process led. Currently, I am exploring drawing in its broadest sense; experimenting with wall, floor space and location, to create sculptural drawing installations. In this sense, the paper (recycled) is not just the support for paint and graphite but has become the drawn line itself. The edges, torn, ripped, cut or otherwise are a vital part of these installations. The ripped line, the highlighted edges are also a form of drawing. These installations are large in scale and create dialogue through physical interaction. Described as both fragile and monumental, they resonate with the human condition.”
BEA LAST www.babyforest.co/bealast
K.A. Letts ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎
The Wolf and The Cassowary (A Fable) Acrylic on paper 18 x 24 in.
“I make drawings and paintings for our cyborg descendants to enjoy and collect.”
K.A. LETTS https://www.kalettsart.com
▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Birgit Lu Mazen Chair Photograph
“I have gone across the world, seen the continents; old and new places, high-rises and high mountains and people of all kinds, of different cultures. I entered into the working world of men and women. I traveled to the microcosm of daily life - made visible and enlarged through the photographic lens. I traveled to inner places, places of her soul, emotions, and memories of times gone by. As memories emerge, so do images. I currently focus on fine art photography; still life and images of our world in the form of still life.”
B I R G I T LU M A Z E N www.lumazen.de
Jason Levi ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎
As the World Turns Photograph 16 x 20 in.
Born in Italy, Jason Levi came to the United States with his parents at an early age. Jason owned and operated a commercial and portrait photography studio in Barcelona, Spain and Florence, Italy. He was the official portrait photographer for Salvador Dali, the Spanish Royals, the Duke and Duchess of Cadiz, publicity photographer for the late French actor Yves Montand, and other celebrities. In addition, he did the official portraits of several mayors of Barcelona, Spain. In 2018 he completed a portrait of Georgia Lord, mayor of Goodyear, Arizona. His photographs have been exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio and at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France, as well as galleries in Barcelona, Rome and Florence, Italy.
JASON LEVI http://www.photolevi.com
▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Tobbe Malm Opus Ferrum - Diesel Assemblage 150 x 120 cm
“I think a lot about what is happening in the world. The process in the workshop is like a channel for my thoughts, and I work without structure and have sketchpads laying around everywhere. I work intuitively and physically. I use my whole body, bend the iron and weld it together. I like to be fully present in my work.”
TO B B E M A L M www.tobbemalm.com
Susanne Lyoubi-Burk ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎
Hamburg, Hafencity Photograph 4000 x 6000 px
“The exciting thing in photography, for me, is the infinity of motifs. Unlike in painting, the depiction is not a composition of one’s own imagination or phantasy but the reproduction of a single, tiny moment in the inexhaustible, multifaceted repertoire of life. The art in photography is to “see” a motif and to interpret the latter in one’s own way.”
S U S A N N E LYO U B I - B U R K https://www.photography-slb.com
▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Susanne Lyoubi-Burk Girl Riding the Bike Photograph 3650 x 3650 px
Shiori Matsumoto ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎
Canary at Night, 2017 Oil on canvas
S H I O R I M AT S U M OTO http://www.ne.jp/asahi/secret/label
▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Shiori Matsumoto
“I was born in the Kagawa-prefecture of Japan. I have drawn pictures of girls for over 20 years. (My) paintings are dreamlike, melancholic and reveal cryptic atmospheres with girls who play with imagination and try to change the world with their own ritual.”
Shiori Matsumoto ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎
Abyss Room, 2018 Oil on canvas
S H I O R I M AT S U M OTO http://www.ne.jp/asahi/secret/label/
▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Ken Macklin Late Date, 2010 Glazed ceramic, painted steel 68.6 x 81 x 45.7 cm or 27 x 32 x 18 in.
“To me, making art is both personal and universal. I draw much of my inspiration from nature and the world around me. I look to the forests, fields and land that surround my studio for inspiration. I remember what Henri Matisse said: ‘Try to view the world through the eyes of a child’.”
KEN MACKLIN www.kenmacklin.com
Youri Messen-Jaschin ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎
Wormhole Screen printing Paper format 72 cm x 101 cm / Print Format 48 x 48 cm Edition of 15, Photographed by Youri Messen-Jaschin ® Prolitteris 8024 Zürich
Youri Messen-Jaschin studied at the National School of Fine Arts, Sorbonne Université, Paris Dept. of Social Sciences and at the School of Fine Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland. Messen-Jaschin has worked with engraver and painter Ernest Pizzotti and for two years at the Center of Contemporary Engraving, Geneva. He has been in 130 international exhibitions with works represented in 23 international museums and foundations. In 2010, he created three stamps in Op art for the Swiss Post.
YO U R I M E S S E N -J A S C H I N https://yourimessenjaschinopart.com
▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Don Mirakl Tom Waits, 2014 Mixed and digital media on canvas 42 x 30 cm
Czech artist, Don Mirakl comes from the town of Bzenec, working with digital media, automatic drawing, action painting and experimenting with a variety of media. The main topic of Mirakl’s work is portraits and a series of mystic visions entitled ‘Child of Eternity’. Mirakl also produces music and composed music for the projects Uchožrout (Eareater) and Lunapark. He teaches Art and IT at a grammar school in Strážnice.
DON MIRAKL https://www.deviantart.com/don-mirakl
Meredith Mullins ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎
Le Cirque: Genesis B&W Photograph 14 x 14 in.
“My work is diverse, however, the underlying theme always centers on time and space; expanding the moments between the ticks of the clock and challenging rules of mass and matter. I want my photographs to take people where they’ve not been before and at the same time to make them feel part of the story. I think we all have an inherent desire to defy gravity... to fly. My images are about being set free.“
MEREDITH MULLINS www.meredithmullins.artspan.com
▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Gabriele Musebrink Emotions in Grey No. 01 Fresco-limestone, pigments on wood 100 x 100 cm
“To me, love is the underlying element in everything.”
GABRIELE MUSEBRINK www.gabriele-musebrink.de
Gudrun Nielsen ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎
Landslide. Timber. Monumental.
Icelandic sculptor, Gudrun Nielsen points out to us the human impact within the city landscape. The Mountain Series, 2014-18 showcased here, was inspired by the location of Gudrun’s studio in Reykjavik, on the site of Iceland’s leading providers of environmental management services and clean energy. “This waste is the ruins of consumerism in the contemporary world, ruins that are in constant motion, becoming mountains that last only for a certain amount of time, then moved or disappears by human involvement.”
GUDRUN NIELSEN www.gudrunnielsen.co.uk
▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Wayne Paige A Recent Encounter with an Unidentified Wheel of Death Mixed media, ink on paper on stretched canvas, meteorite fragments in shadow box frame 14 x 11 x 1.5 in.
“I weave conflict, dreams and humor into my art using a variety of formats. My recent artwork represents encroachment of the natural world by a new age of techno-colonialism. Within the shadow box frames are mythical landscape ink drawings embellished with actual meteorite fragments. As a child, I was fascinated with 1950s sci-fi comics, movie posters, and a local amusement park. Later, I became intrigued with and influenced by the art of Joseph Cornell, Jean Dubuffet, and M. C. Escher.”
WAY N E PA I G E www.waynepaige.com
Katy Parks Wilson ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎
Title of Work Media Used 12 x 12 cm
“As bodies enter the water, not only do they enter a place where gravity’s effect is altered, but they also alter the light. Water moves, light shatters and scatters, then returns to placid. Whenever smooth it can mirror a tree, a building or a boat; when disturbed these images abstract, become unrecognizable. One minute we see our own reflection, the next we are simply line and color. In sharing the elusive, meditative beauty of water and swimming through photography, I offer viewers a chance to reflect without getting their hair wet.”
K AT Y PA R K S W I L S O N katyparksphotography.com
▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Picturewall Wenn der Faden Abgebrannt (When the Thread Burned Down)
“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
Richard Radstone ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎
In Between Giclee Print on Canson Edition Etching Rag 27 x 40 in.
“Some call my work dark and revealing. Others say it’s romantic and introspective; contradictory descriptions to the light-hearted and social person I am. But after a lifetime of trial and error in figuring how to be honest in my work and life, they are observations that well explain what I create: Pure, passionate and feeling works that stir the inner voice of both participant and viewer.”
R I C H A R D R A D S TO N E www.richardradstone.com
▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Richard Radstone From Heal Series - Merged Giclee Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag 40 x 27 in.
ERa, Elvira Rajek ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎
A Shoe for a Shoot Mixed media 11 x 32 x 17 cm
“I have been working on shoe sculptures, photoart and assemblages since 2004. I just need to assemble the pictures and thoughts of my consiousness and subconsciousness to create a new vision and a new way to see. Research plays an important role in my artistic realization: to deal with a topic - to eviscerate, to mangle, and to transform to archieve a new insight. Veiled criticism with a touch of irony is intended.”
E R a , E LV I R A R A J E K www.elvirarajek.com
▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Roland Reinert The Concern ll Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm
“I like to express myself through various kinds of media and work with different techniques.”
ROLAND REINERT www.rolandreinert.ch
Elling Reitan ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎
Fog Rider Oil 100 x 120 cm
“I want to invite the public into a world of colors, where they also can find different ways to interpret my work. There are always 2-3 possible ways to interpret my work.”
E L L I N G R E I TA N www.ellingreitan.com
▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Cheryl Richardson Surfboard and The Temple Acrylic on canvas 101 x 76 cm
“After studying Art at school and being taught by renowned painter, Audrey Quigley, I perfected the art of Chinese Brush Painting. Still ,to this day, I paint in this medium and also in watercolor. Fifteen years ago my practice took me in a different direction when I began painting with acrylic. I mainly paint landscapes of Australia and abroad, traveling and seeking out serendipitous landscapes which best suit my appreciation and understanding of color and form.”
Christa Schmid-Ehrlinger ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎
Gegen Rot 2, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 cm
“The material finds the idea, the idea finds the material.” “’Searching’ is a central concept of artistic expression for me. The main focus of my work lies in the search for interconnectedness and combination of lines and shapes with themselves and each other. This allows me to symbolically explore connections in life and in every sense.
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
▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ SO Sivertsen Riverbank DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 50 cm
“I know a great deal about unrest. White paper makes me uneasy. I like it raw and far from picturesque and have put on some marks to guide the painting. Often I get surprised. In fact always. Then I’m happy for a while. Style? Don’t know. What it’s about? Can’t say – because then everybody knows.”
SO SIVERTSEN www.sosivertsen.no
Fred Smilde ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎
Nude and Other Stuff Oil on stretched canvas 40 x 30 x 0.75 in. (The image here has been slightly cropped to fit)
“Though many of my paintings may appear abstract, I do not consider myself an abstract painter as many, if not all, my paintings are rooted in the human figure and I am not one to give mystical or lofty intentions as painting is primarily just hard work (though at times transfiguring.) I just try to organize space in an interesting way with the hope that in the end can get some decent pictures.”
FRED SMILDE https://www.saatchiart.com/fredsmilde
▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Pedro Sousa Louro Without Doubts, 2017 Mixed media on wood 155 x 125 cm
“All my works are mixed media. After developing the idea and final vision of each new artwork there begins the craziness of searching and finding the materials that I need. My studio frames in all my work are with mid-century wood bars. My work is a product of my visual perceptions, both conscious and unconscious and that is the language from my nerve system. A fixed element in all my works is my dyslexia. Most of the times, in an unconscious direction which at some point connects with the work process of each piece and that, is when I know precisely what I’m doing.”
P E D R O S O U S A LO U R O www.pedrosousalouro.co.uk
Victor Steven Rosenberg ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎
The Stillness of Light Acrylic on canvas 26 x 32 in. (Original N/A, Limited edition signed Giclée prints are available)
“Northwest by Southeast by Southwest; three sensibilities, three different lights, three environments; all synthesized into what I recreate today. The Arizona Sonoran Desert has been a powerful muse, influencing my art, offering its essence which becomes my vision, celebrating color in my work.”
V I C TO R S T E V E N R O S E N B E R G https://www.victorstevensart.com
▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Roxy Sora Sandbar Mixed media 20 x 20 in.
“My primary influences have been nature and music and the movement I perceive in them. I am able to share with my viewers my feelings of wonder and awe!”
R OX Y S O R A www.roxysora.com
Faith Taylor ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎
Dream With Passion Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in.
“I covet a new canvas as though it holds the power to unlock a secret path to my dreams. Capturing a fleeting moment in time is impossible, but capturing the moment’s feeling before it fades is my intention. Dreams are the compass for our future. My hope is my art will touch a place in the viewer that sparks a memory or sets a dream in motion. I am inspired by the works of Odilon Redon, Cy Twombly, Pierre Bonnard, and Vincent Van Gogh.”
FA I T H TAY LO R www.faithtaylor.com
▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Greetje Van Den Akker The Word Within Mixed media on paper on canvas 160 x 160 cm
“My work is always in mixed media, and the work ‘the Word Within’ was made with coffee, acrylic, ink, bible pages on paper on canvas, with a size of 160 x 160 cm. It is part of a series of works with the title ‘The Word’, small and big ones. I am working and living in Den Haag, The Netherlands and graduated Willem de Kooning Academy of Art in Rotterdam.”
G R E E TJ E VA N D E N A K K E R www.greetjevdakker.exto.nl
The Pigmentmaster ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎
Wave on the Coyotes, Arizona (From the series: The 4 Elements) Pigments and mixed media on canvas 130 x 130 cm
The Pigmentmaster has developed a special method that incorporates a variety of mediums to produce intense color effects which shimmer and radiate from the canvas. The achieved textures produce a weathered time-tested appearance to the application of paint. Other works are approached with graduations of a particular hue, to allow for the richest expression of the dominant color. Geometric forms and gestural lines are scrawled into or on the top of the paint, evoking both modern and ancient art forms. Pure pigments are used in combination with unusual painting media. The pigment works have been exhibited and sold to private collectors worldwide. The artist works in Berlin and Spain.
THE PIGMENTMASTER www.pigmentmaster.com
▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ The Pigmentmaster Deep Blue Pigments on canvas 110 x 130 cm
Maco Vargas ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 90 ▫︎
The Intangible Shape Of The Light 4487 Digital Photograph (The image here has been slightly cropped to fit)
“Being a graphic designer, I feel passionate about topics related to aesthetic, color and form, and avoid those involved with politics or violence. Photographer for more than 20 years and, aware that taking beautiful pictures was not the way to make fine art, I decided to study the Máster Latinoamericano de Fotografía Contemporánea at the Centro de la Imagen, Lima, Peru and received a Master’s Degree in 2015. Since then, I’ve been developing different kinds of personal projects.”
M A C O VA R G A S http://www.macovargas.com/personal.html
▫︎ 91 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Charles Wallis Mountain Meadow #2 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Charles Wallis is a graduate of the Baylor University fine art program and is a master painter. “My art is the expression of my spirit to the spirit of others that connect with it. I seek to create a memory, a wish, a fantasy or a moment of joy or peace in the soul of the viewer. I pursue ideas, color combinations or images that attract my attention as a modern expressionist; also enjoy abstract and non-objective creations.”
C H A R L E S WA L L I S www.charleswallis.com
D.W. Whitfield ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 92 ▫︎
Untitled Acrylic 100 x 100 cm
“Art is a journey into the unknown self where it never ends.”
D .W. W H I T F I E L D www.davidwwhitfield.com
▫︎ 93 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Fay Wood Birds & Beasts Mixed media collage 18 x 29 in.
“My work is about spaces, shapes and found materials that, to my mind, work well together. The materials I use - colors, textures, shapes - are my inspiration. The result is an art that has a narrative, but that story is yours to create. Art, to me, is something joyful, unique, and vastly interesting.”
FAY W O O D http://www.faywoodstudio.com
Madlen Wróbel ▫ Spotlight 15 ▫︎ 94 ▫︎
Ruins Watercolor on canvas 30 x 40 cm
“Inspired by dreams and music (Gothic, Heavy & Symphonic Metal) my drawings and paintings take place in a fantasy picture world. They show a kind of cosmic voyage where you can meet different fantastic creatures and worlds.”
MADLEN WRÓBEL www.flying-planetarium.com
▫︎ 95 ▫︎ Spotlight 15 ▫ Tadas Zaicikas Opus Primum Mixed media 12 x 16 x 0.8 in.
“I experiment with various styles and techniques to create something mixed; spiritually and physically on canvas, by continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. An instinctive dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.”
TA D A S Z A I C I K A S http://tadas-zaicikas.pixels.com
Mally Elbaz-Almandine All My Fears Acrylic, oil and ink on canvas 100 x 100 cm
“My artistic language is influenced by my cultural, material and psychological roots. My work manifests experiencing in a variety of material technologies - from traditional embroidery to oil painting. From the traditional repertoire, I adopt colorful and colorful motifs of folklore and process them freely as an expression of memory, dream, or a picture of a horrifying imagination. The decorative expression is a manifestation of an abundant colorfulness flooding a skeptical, double perspective of a woman-child.”
Mally Elbaz-Almandine All My Fears Acrylic, oil and ink on canvas 100 x 100 cm