LATANA Fragments #3 Silver emulsion on watercolor paper 20 x 24 in.
• Issue 21 • On the Front Cover LATANA Fragments #3 Silver emulsion on watercolor paper 20 x 24 in. www.latanastudio.com On the Back Cover Imogen Clarke The Temple Pen and ink 777 x 1010 mm www. imogenlclarke.com 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 email@example.com
Select Artwork By GARY AAGAARD ORNA ADORAM DANIEL AGRA E I R A A I N A L I N PÄ Ä D I M I T R I AYO G LU MIGUEL BALBÁS INDIA BLAKE CRISTIAN BLEI KO R N E L I A B OJ E F R A N K B OY L E ROSEMARY BURN MARGARET CARPENTER ARNETT N A N D I TA C H AU D H U R I B E L I N D A C H LO U B E R IMOGEN CLARKE A N TO N I O C O R T É S R O LÓ N CRISTINA CORVINO L AU R A D A D D A B B O CLARA DE BOBES MARY DI IORIO CORDELIA DOLL I N G E D O M PA S GILES DOWNES TO R H I L D F R ØY D I S E I D A N DY FA R R FILIP FIRLEFIJN F O N G FA I LEENA FREDRIKSSON G I O VA N N I G A M B A S I N J A R O S L AV G E B R L E E H O WA R D G O B B I HARRY GOLDSTROM C AT H E R I N E G U I N OT GARRY D HARLEY PING HE ISABEL HERRERA TERRY HOUSEWORTH ERIC HUBBES D I TA J A C O B O V I T Z DANNY JOHANANOFF JØRAN JUVELI MARSTRANDER RODICA KALMAN I R I N A K A S S A B O VA S Y LW I A K R A M A R Z ( K AT E )
LY N N K E D D I E PETRI KIVINIEMI T E P E K R AU S KAREN KUCHARSKI L ATA N A J A N LO W E LU B A M A R G OT M C M A H O N R E N AT E M E R Z I N G E R - P L E B A N DOMINIQUE MEUNIER A R T U R A S M I L A S AU S K A S JANE MISHKIND S A R A H M O R TO N TINE MYNSTER EZGI NADIR PAU L N A M ORNA NAOR P H I L I P N OY E D SHUK ORANI A N N A PA Z D A L S K A MARIKA PENTIKAINEN J OYC E P O M M E R JEAN JACQUES PORRET E L I Z AV E TA P O Z H A R S K AYA I R E N A P R O C H A Z KO VA K AT H Y LO E V P U T N A M Q I M J U N G H WA N TA N YA R A G I R DOUGLAS ROSS TA N YA S A L E H I A N K I N G S TO N PAU L S A N TO L E R I J O E J E N E C . S A N TO S ELINORE SCHNURR P E T R A S C H OT T ANGIE SHANAHAN JANNA SHULRUFER LEIF SOHLMAN BERND STEINERT BERNADETTE STERK R A F TA R N AW S K I MARGERY THOMAS-MUELLER K A R E N VA N C U Y L E N B U R G D O R OT H E A VA N D E W I N K E L JOSEF WEIDNER GY U - H Y E Y E O N RH ZONDAG
LATANA Fragments #3 Silver emulsion on watercolor paper 20 x 24 in. Latana is a multi-media artist working with photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, and digital processes. She has exhibited in Switzerland, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and the Pacific Rim. Her career began in fashion photography and reportage but she became passionate about fine art after moving to California. Since then, Latana has continued to expand her craft while traveling the world. Latana has authored three books; “Fragments”, a conceptual collection of images of an abandoned villa in Tuscany, Italy. “The Phukthar Monastery” which benefits children and the monks of this monastery in the Himalayas and “Barely Exposed” explores the visual realm of sixty young adults, geographically and ethnically diverse in background, but united through this unique series of intimate portraits. Latana’s latest endeavors unite photography and sculpture, creating unique works that cross traditional boundaries. Her use of strong contrast and emotionally charged imagery seeks to ignite a sense of passion and mystery for the viewer. “My art deals with self-expression. I capture an instant in time and grasp it until I can transform it to fit my private world. It is a way to seize the passage of time and control it. I hold on to my loved ones, linger in quiet spaces and cling to life a bit longer.”
Gary Aagaard ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎
Half-Cocked & Loaded Oil on canvas
“This painting was conceived to explore Trump’s cozy relationship with the NRA and resulting gun-related deaths from 2017 thru 2019 (excluding suicides). However, it soon expanded to also highlight some of his numerous visual and speaking gaffes, his bogus bone spur-related draft deferment, his call to rake the forests to prevent wildfires and Trump’s failure to see and react to the dangers of Covid-19, including his irrational disdain for protective face masks. Fortunately, Trump recently had an epiphany regarding the latter..... “I had a mask on. I sort of liked the way I looked. OK. I thought it was OK. It was a dark black mask, and it looked OK. It looked like the Lone Ranger.” Now that’s progress!”
GARY AAGAARD https://aagaardart.com
▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Dimitri Ayoglu Girl with A Moon Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm
“My art is the fusion and synthesis of many cultivated postulates of East and West. The colour and form are used to create new cultural postures and dimensions. This opens more complete lifestreams.”
D I M I T R I AYO G LU https://www.ayoglu-art.com
Orna Adoram ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎
The Ocean Acrylic on canvas with recycled materials 56 x 38 in.
“My work is affected by my life story. All my work are originals multi-layered acrylic on canvas, combining the practical world of industrial architecture recycled building materials such as paint, plaster, industrial color, glue, glass, etc. with symbols and concepts from the spiritual world. Abstract works, characterized by harmony of colors and shapes; minimalist yet powerful. The works present a combined world of contrasts between time and place, past and present, material and spirit, moments of mercy and emotional range. A profound observation will reveal the layers of color, life, places, situations, emotions and experiences which join and complement each other.”
ORNA ADORAM https://www.adoramorna-art.com
▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Daniel Agra Cloudscapes Photograph
“The snapshots fill in the tale gaps as a starting point for a narrative journey, a language both personal and of its own. The natural and urban surroundings of my last 25 years, transformed into projects and stories based on ideas that emerge from my mind, the constant quest looking for the answers to my questions, beliefs and thoughts, introspections of futures based on my present.” Daniel Agra is an awardwinning photographer and visual artist.
DANIEL AGRA www.danielagra.com
Miguel Balbás ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎
Love Overdose Digital media 12.26 x 8.47 cm
Miguel Balbás’ artwork is solid and would stoically withstand any criticism from those who can’t bare for a piece of art to be beautiful, and nothing more. In contrast to proposals of questionable taste and poor content, both aesthetically and intellectually, the work of this artist is a tribute to the perfection of form, from someone whose objective, in his personal as well as professional life, is to make existence more tolerable for the rest of us.
MIGUEL BALBÁS https://www.miguelbalbas.eu
▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Eira Ainalinpää Sustainable Problems, 2020 (detail) Recycled teapag twines,, recycled cotton twine, recycled plastic plexiglass, piece of apple tree 100 x 11 x 4 cm
“Without art, my life is only half a life. I´m a Finnish artist (Doctor of Arts), poet and independent researcher (Master of Science). I like to make sculptures that take nature into account. That means I use a lot of recycled material or make living floral art in my Art-arboretum. Many of my art processes are very slow because collecting art material takes a lot of time. Sometimes I also combine science with art.”
E I R A A I N A L I N PÄ Ä firstname.lastname@example.org
India Blake ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎
Focused Hawk Digital photograh | Canon EOS-1D Mark III 3888 x 2592 px
“I am a photographer, published author, and all-around creative artist. My photography is a window through which I can connect and share subjects that I am passionate about. I endeavor to capture and preserve quintessential or telling moments about my subjects as well as images that embody a story. My photography focuses on nature, animals, architecture and portraiture, which has inspired my extensive travels. I have shown my work in galleries across the United States and Europe. My books, “Before The Curtain Goes Up,” and “Captured” are combined efforts in writing and photography.“
INDIA BLAKE https://www.indiablake.com
▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Kornelia Boje The Bird Parliament Aludibond behind acrylic 45 x 30 cm
“Living in Berlin as an actress, photographer and author. Demolition and construction are of my favorite themes; they show me everything that cannot be seen after the building is finished.”
KO R N E L I A B OJ E www.korneliaboje.de
Cristian Blei ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎
Fugitive Impulse Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm
“I want to paint an emotion, a dream, through lines, colors and shapes, to create something new, different and unique!”
CRISTIAN BLEI email@example.com
▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Rosemary Burn People and Dogs at the Beach Oil on board 28 x 36 cm
UK-based painter, Rosemary Burn, has exhibited her works in Italy, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She approaches her artistic process with a sense of mindfulness, concerning herself with the objective examination of the present, as well as from an emotional perspective. Burns’ works are inspired by the people and objects that leave an impression upon her everyday life. Oscillating between impressionist and “almost realist,” her compositions are created using oil paints on synthetic board.
ROSEMARY BURN www.rosemaryburnartist.com
Frank Boyle ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎
Florence Figure Study 4 Oil on canvas 51 x 41 cm
“My work tends to evolve out of long and deliberate observations of the world around me. I’m drawn to investigate situations that suggest a sense of mystery, isolation and solitude. I respond mainly to what I see and the feelings it evokes and if I’m happy with any work I produce then hopefully it can speak for itself.”
F R A N K B OY L E www.frankboyleart.com
▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Frank Boyle Travellers 1 Oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm
Frank had predominantly been a landscape painter producing work inspired by his travels in Australia and Europe. However, while living and painting in India for a 12-month period in 2008/9, and inspired by the colours, culture and masses of people around him, Frank experimented with figure studies and has continued to develop figure paintings which have become an important part of his studio practice.
Margaret Carpenter Arnett ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎
On the Wing from Butterfly Series
Margaret Carpenter Arnett was born and educated in England and has lived most of her adult life in the western United States. Artist, therapist, teacher, writer, mother, and grandmother, she is an accomplished and talented artist working originally in watercolor, and now pastel, collage and mixed media.
MARGARET CARPENTER ARNETT www.margaretcarpenterarnett.com
▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Nandita Chaudhuri Monks 1 Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in.
“All energy patterns stem from a cyclical motion of thought and action. Auras are sucked in, churned, and then expelled or emanated, dissolving into other energy fields creating altered states of being. The incessant use of monks, spiral and circular patterns try to chalk out the attraction and dissolution of energy fields between any two entities, whether metaphysical or celestial in esoteric energy patterns. In this instance, it forges and infuses an aura of positive energy into the stratosphere.”
N A N D I TA C H AU D H U R I www.nandita.co.uk
Belinda Chlouber ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎
S.I.P. Mixed media on linen 18 x 18 in.
“My mixed media pieces reflect on humanity’s relationship to the natural world and how we can create a shift in our collective values such that all life can thrive. I love to research contemporary issues as inspiration for my artwork. This love led me to understand how important it is to mitigate our climate crisis and to understand and appreciate our relationship to other creatures and the natural world. My artwork is my voice in this struggle. I often remind myself of what Ernest Shackleton said, “Optimism is true moral courage”.”
B E L I N D A C H LO U B E R https://www.tenfingers.com
▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Clara de Bobes Abandonad Toda Esperanza Oil on canvas prepared to mineral powder 100 x 81 cm
“I would like to capture that irresistible attraction of the imperfect... of the unknown; explain what can only be intuited with the eyes of feeling. And of course, the ephemeral life, the dark gallop of time ... the infinite duration of that moment that will mark our lives forever. I like to think that in the creative process I get to know the portrayed character intimately, whether it is a real person or an invention.”
CLARA DE BOBES https://claradebobesweb.com/
Antonio Cortés Rolón ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎
Loveseat Acrylic on cloth 24 x 30 in.
From 1983 to 1985, as a student at New York University (NYU), Antonio Cortés was in contact with renowned artists, tutors and teachers, such as John Kacere (1920-1999) and Larry Rivers (1923-2002), with whom he expanded his training in the visual trade and internalized his affinity for Pop Art and the theme of emigrants. With a professional career of over 50 years, in this Puerto Rico native’s work, each topic within a wide range of proposals, is backed by continuous research, and the experimentation of means with the support of technique. Cortés has made his art a reflection of the world in which he lived and lives.
A N TO N I O C O R T É S R O LÓ N instagram.com/studioantoniocortes
▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Antonio Cortés Rolón Silla Clásica Acrylic on cloth 36 x 48 in.
Imogen Clarke ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎
Psyche III Watercolour over digital print of original pen and ink drawing 34 x 34 cm
“I have always felt entranced by pattern and symmetry, and the balancing effect it can have on our psyche. Inspiration is mostly drawn from the cryptic geometric essence of life: from sound and nature - the plant, animal, mineral and cosmic realms - as well as our own multilayered vibrational anatomy and the elements that animate the space between. The intention behind my work is to inspire a sense of intrigue that reminds the viewer of a time that once was, or perhaps still is, within the subtle spaces beyond the tangible world.”
IMOGEN CLARKE www.imogenlclarke.com
▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Cristina Corvino Creazione Mixed media 140 x 160 cm
“In the past two years, my production has focused on the creation of a number of works from the “Time Machines” series that investigate the social role of women throughout history, these works belong to the style of Conservative Art, a term coined with a registered trademark.”
CRISTINA CORVINO www.cristinacorvino.it
Laura Daddabbo ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎
Memories of Eve and Palermo (House of Time Standing Still) Digital photograph 4928 x 3280 px
“The first time I came to Palermo I was literally stunned by the beauty of the Baroque and Liberty palaces. Most of these buildings have remained, since WWII in a state of neglect and abandonment. They retain, nevertheless, all the beauty of their ancient glory. I have found that Sicily also possesses the perfect light to transform time into memory. Obsessed with the passing of time, it was natural for me to consider the fate of women. I have chosen to work with young women, not professional models, captured in a natural light. Lost in these vast spaces, these women are evidenced by a light at times dramatic and gloomy that allows me to create the illusion of stopping time.”
L AU R A D A D D A B B O https://www.lauradaddabbo.com
▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Mary Di Iorio Untitled Ceramics and mixed media 60 x 60 cm
“Mary Di Iorio, how can we place her in the vast and diversified universe of Brazilian contemporary ceramics? Firstly, we must point out the fact that, with her, creation, teaching and reflecting are connected. At the same time, Mary has published papers essays and books. Obviously, such reflexive and pedagogical activity has reflected a lot in her creative process. I would say that her work is a balance between the various tendencies in effect worldwide and in Brazil, regarding ceramics, during the last two decades. Methodic and coherent, moving slowly, Mary Di Iorio never loses control of her esthetical proposal.” - Frederico Morais, Art Critic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MARY DI IORIO marydiiorio.wordpress.com | marydiiorio.com.br/new
Cordelia Doll ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎
Tree Avenue in Autumn, 2020 Acrylic and mixed media relief collage 120 x 140 cm
“The beauty of nature, manifested in its abundance of forms and shapes has always attracted my interest. So it is not surprising that my art is focused around these naturally set pieces, embedded and composed anew. Colours add to their particular aura and atmosphere. My collages invite the viewer to persist and consider his own ideas and feelings. Their abstract structures make them a perfect mirror for self-reflection and self-awareness.”
CORDELIA DOLL www.kunstundwohnen.info
▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Cordelia Doll Colour Revolution, 2020 Acrylic and mixed media relief collage 120 x 140 cm
Inge Dompas ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎
2020.01.01 Oil on cardboard 30 x 40 cm
Inge’s work is about the transiency and volatility of life. Her paintings are a way to put on hold everything that comes and goes and bring it to the attention of the spectator. Her streetscapes capture the interactions and movement of everyday life in the city. She observes urban nature and its passers-by from unusual perspectives or close-ups and tries to visualize the anonymity of the mass as well as the rare and precious moments of true contact and intimacy. Her work has been included in private collections all over the world.
I N G E D O M PA S www.ingedompas.com
▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Inge Dompas 2020.01.02 Oil on cardboard 30 x 40 cm
Giles Downes ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎
Forest Series Black terra cotta Ea. 45-61 cm
“We all project meaning and feeling onto the world around us, this is basic to our human nature. The world is full of beauty and inspiration. As an artist, I express this feeling in sculpture; the movement of a dancer; the sinuous life of a tree; the graceful strength of bones; the essence of living form in a broken ancient statue. I work directly in clay. Derived from natural forms, movement and dance, each piece evolves its own character with increasing clarity as I work and as it develops into the finished sculpture. This current series is based on the ancient pollarded trees of my local forest.”
GILES DOWNES gilesdownes.wordpress.com
▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Torhild Frøydis Eid Silence Acrylic, mixed media 60 x 60 cm
“My painting is my passion and my life! I am inspired by nature, the sea, the sky and light. I express myself in different ways, techniques and media. Oftenintuitivelyy, with powerful and wonderful colors. The result may turn out both exciting and unexpected.”
TO R H I L D F R ØY D I S E I D
Andy Farr ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎
Silvena Oil on canvas 91 x 76 cm
“I am a storyteller. Most recently I have been responding to people’s experiences and reactions to the lockdown.”
A N DY FA R R https://www.andyfarr.com | Insta@andyfarrart
▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Filip Firlefijn Zaha Hadid Acrylic on canvas 250 x 166 cm
“Art is a very personal expression within a very present context of the bigger scheme outside of that personal bubble. It is as if its magic is able to draw the world into a personal singularity to an impressive extent.” Filip Firlefijn is a Belgian born artist, photographer and writer, who earned a master’s degree in Germanic philology at the KULeuven.
FILIP FIRLEFIJN www.firlefijn.com
Fong Fai ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎
Caprice 5.18.20 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
“Abstract art, it 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
▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Giovanni Gambasin Eight, Erotic Number Color pencils on paper
“Numbers have at the same time the dimension of infinity and that of everyday life and in his paintings, Gambasin tries to interact with their forms and their angularity. This research integrates Gambasin’s surrealist approach to life-death/reality dream and the theme of sexuality, which often appears as a nuanced background in his works.”
G I O VA N N I G A M B A S I N firstname.lastname@example.org
Leena Fredriksson ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎
Celosia Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 40 x 50 x 3,8 cm
Leena Fredriksson is a Helsinkibased artist, designer, trend specialist and art educator. “In my paintings, I reflect on my memories, experiences, and feelings from my trips to the Finnish archipelago that I love. The dialogue between summer and winter makes the harsh landscape of the archipelago so fascinating: darkness and light, storm and tranquility, colours and black-and-white.”
LEENA FREDRIKSSON www.leenafredriksson.com
▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Jaroslav Gebr Poet In Munich: Ivan Blatn (1919-1990) Oil on board 15 x 20 in.
Blatný, the son of the writer Lev Blatný, was a member of the Skupina 42 (Group 42 - association of Czech modern artists). In March 1948, after the communist seizure of power in his native country, Blatný left his country, just one of many figures in Czech Literature who chose to emigrate rather than go underground. However, he found life in exile difficult, as did many other émigré Czech writers such as Ivan Diviš. During his subsequent life in the United Kingdom, he spent time in various mental hospitals.
Jaroslav Gebr (1926-2013) enjoyed a long career starting from Europe’s most renowned academies (Prague, Munich, Florence) and spending 50 years in Hollywood creating one of the most stunning series of works from the film sets of Twentieth Century Fox in the 60s on to some of the most iconic films of our times. He did murals, portraits and visual effects for productions like “The Sound Of Music,” “Camelot,” “Dune,” “The Sting,” “Scarface,” television’s “Night Gallery,” “24” and countless others. During President Gerald Ford’s administration, The U.S. Armed Forces commissioned two portraits by Gebr to be hung in the White House and Pentagon.
J A R O S L AV G E B R www.gebrart.com
Lee Howard Gobbi ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎
Sarah & Honey Pastel on Canson 18 x 14 in.
Lee has been a Professional Illustrator for Packaging, Publications, Marketing and Editorial Illustration, Magazine Cover Illustration. He has been an award-winning Creative Director for four global packaging and promotion firms, working on brands such as American Express, IBM, Pepsi, House of Seagram, International Playtex, Whole Foods, Office Depot, Unilever and M&M Mars. As well as global clients; Aeon Japan, Globus Germany and MassMart South Africa. He designed the Corporate logo for Business Express Commuter Airlines, a division of Delta. He currently is a professional portrait artist and member of three National Art Leagues in the USA.
L E E H O WA R D G O B B I www.gobbifineartstudio.com
▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Harry Goldstrom Enchanted Forest Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in.
“Photographically I believe there exists a special relationship between the landscape and music, particularly my favorites of Celtic, Classical, and Jazz. I first became aware of this during my college years as a geology major when my interest in photography became serious. In photographing the landscape, I find the elements of form and symmetry to be omnipresent and as a result, continually make the comparison between a symphony of the landscape and a musical score.”
HARRY GOLDSTROM www.harrygoldstrom.com
Harry Goldstrom ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎
Colonnade Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in.
HARRY GOLDSTROM www.harrygoldstrom.com
▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Harry Goldstrom Cascade Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in.
Garry D Harley ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎
Charis Red No.1, 2019 Original digital print on watercolor paper 20 x 20 in.
“CHARIS a name derived from a Greek word meaning ‘grace, kindness, and life’ and is the title of this series of my recent digital prints prepared as a counterpoint statement to current political, socioeconomic, and other acts resulting in the brutalizing of immigrants. While observing pain, anger, indifference, and the incarceration of children my search for beauty offers a balm for the soul - “there is more in grace to save than there is in sin to destroy”.”
GARRY D HARLEY circle-arts.com/garry-d-harley
▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Garry D Harley Charis Green No.2, 2019 Original digital print on watercolor paper 20 x 20 in.
Catherine Guinot ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎
Vibral Oil on linen canvas D. 80 cm
“Color is my golden thread, my main tool. Then comes expression, experimentation, pictorial exploration. I search, everything inspires me, photos, travels, sensations, emotions, conversations. One pictorial experience leads to the next, just as in tracing a path of life. I seek for beauty everywhere..”
C AT H E R I N E G U I N OT http://catherineguinot.com
▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Ping He 和平 Space Separation Acrylic on linen 155 x 140 cm
“The world is huge and the universe is vast without boundaries, while people know little about it. When perceiving the power of celestial bodies and deities, I find the invisible shape, color and light. Tremendous energy is all around. When I’m grateful for my most pious heart and having a dialogue with it, a feeling of awe arises. It builds up endless celestial beauty and presents its power for the inanimate architectural movement which I’m exploring and am very joyful for.”
PING HE 和平 https://www.artpinghe.com
Isabel Herrera ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎
Self Portrait Polaroid Emulsion Lift, Polaroid 600 film 2.5 in x 3.4 in.
“An irrational and surreal language traps me and feeds my spirit, revealing my fairy tale. This illusory encounter with myself goes where ordinary experiences are turned into poetry; where I find my childhood, at times collapsible, at times fluid, where confusion, uncertainty and the unresolved reigns.”
ISABEL HERRERA www.isabelherrerah.com
▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Isabel Herrera Untitled, Pool Series 2020 Polaroid 600 film 4.233 x 3.483 in.
I take a step back and free myself from beliefs, disengaging from circumstances and feelings. I obtain serenity and appraise impermanence while awaiting earnestly and grateful for whatever life has in store for me.”
Terry Houseworth ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎
Recharge Oil on panel 24 x 18 in.
“My current work is primarily landscape painting in oil. I prefer smooth-surfaced Gessobord or wood panels. For approximately ten years, most of my time was spent outdoors painting on location (en plein air), but lately, I’m spending more time in the studio. This is allowing me more freedom to explore and follow ideas as they arise. Sometimes those ideas focus on landscape, sometimes not. Realism or not, I very much enjoy toying with the abstract elements of each painting.”
TERRY HOUSEWORTH www.terryhouseworth.com
▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Dita Jacobovitz Step By Step Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm
“Doing landscape outdoor paintings is essential for me, like taking a deep breath. Sometimes just observing and later putting the shapes together in my studio can be a great challenge which I look for always.”
D I TA J A C O B O V I T Z https://www.ditasart.com
Eric Hubbes ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎
Around the corner in Ehrenfeld, 2020 Acrylic, mixed media on canvas 120 x 100 cm
> Hospelt Straße in Ehrenfeld, 2020 Acrylic, mixed media on canvas 100 x 140 cm
“I have given my paintings the name “Grübel Bilder” or “Muse-paintings” because I transfer my selfdoubts into something life-affirming and make art come out of it. For me, art is something spiritual, symbols have always fascinated me, as well as everything that has to do with magic, horror and mysticism. I paint what fascinates me. I often hear that my pictures are reminiscent of a diary. The viewer can obviously spend hours looking at my pictures and always have a new experience.”
ERIC HUBBES email@example.com
▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Eric Hubbes
Danny Johananoff ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎
Two Shepherds Glossy acrylic print 36 x 21 in.
“I am drawn toward the mysterious, the beauty in nature, and different cultures. I see the art in reality and try to capture it in unique ways. The subjects I shoot, fascinate me, which makes it easier to connect to.”
DANNY JOHANANOFF www.danjohananoff.com
▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Jøran Juveli Marstrander Autumn 6 mm Acrylic/canvas/fine art print
“It is what I can achieve with only the camera that catches me the most about photography (Photoshop only used as a darkroom). I am using one long exposure, while I move the camera to capture my own magic. This technique with many variables makes it impossible to repeat the same motif twice, a quality I greatly appreciate. Throughout working non figuratively I also want to give room for the viewer’s own imagination.”
JØRAN JUVELI MARSTRANDER firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodica Kalman ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎
Young couple in studio 1 Oil on acrylic imprementure on canvas 60 x 80 cm
“I am a figurative artist. My works are about nudes, portraits of myself or family and other models or night landscapes. My technique is oil on acrylic imprementure on canvas.”
RODICA KALMAN www.rodicakalman.com
▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Irina Kassabova Racing the Greyhound I Charcoal and pastel 30 x 22 in.
“I base most of my art on the inspiration of music. Music has healing power. It is part of our life to have hard moments and there is beauty in sadness. We always look for something that would make us find soothing answers to unexplainable questions. Music also rejuvenates, gives strength, and gives new ideas. It soars your imagination and transfers you to another world. You are like reborn. Music is power for your soul.”
I R I N A K A S S A B O VA www.irinakassabova.com
Sylwia Kramarz (Kate) ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎
Untitled Analogue collage A4
“For me, creating is a form of movement that gives me energy and without it, I have the feeling that I am standing still... It is like an inner imperative that helps to release my thoughts and emotions... When I make my collages, the phrases that I can think of as inspirational ones, which move my imagination, are: “lack of permanence of the subject” and/or “lack of permanence of the experienced reality.”
S Y LW I A K R A M A R Z ( K AT E ) http://www.katephotography.eu
▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Lynn Keddie Love in A Mist Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm
“I am driven to paint nature, flowers and landscapes. A flower is not just a flower, it has energy and vitality. It has an essence. And a landscape is not just a view it too has magic, changing light, myriad colours and elemental moods. I try to capture this with paint.” Lynn’s semi-abstracted work is a visceral response to nature, the environment and the seasons. It is energetic, gestural and atmospheric. She works in an old silk mill in Frome, Somerset using sketches and memories to build up layers of oil to make a painting.
LY N N K E D D I E www.lynnkeddie.com
Petri Kiviniemi ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎
Blue Selfportait, 2017 Acrylic painted concrete, wire, steel, wood 39,3 x 19,6 x 19,6 in.
Sculptor and painter, Petri Kiviniemi has been actively exhibiting since 1994 in Finland and abroad. His works can be found in many public and private collections. Techniques include welding and casting metals and plastics. His paintings are primarily done in acrylic. “My inspiration is found in many places, architecture, aged walls, nature and also urban graffiti. Mostly I like glue or joining things together, glossy and rusty etc. I like to confuse your eye or mind.”
PETRI KIVINIEMI https://marcel.pt/petri_kiviniemi
▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Tepe Kraus In Dictum III Acrylic, spray paint, ink, graphite on canvas 130 x 100 cm
“At the moment I see in the art world an ever-increasing tendency towards an aesthetic of darkness, of evil. In fact, I’m trying to counter that. I think it is important to express the reality of which the abysmal is a part. Yet, in my portraits, I try not to let the darkness rule but tame it. Always in search of hope. I believe that the artist not only creates an image of the world but creates the world itself.”
T E P E K R AU S www.tepekraus.com
Karen Kucharski ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎
Atlas Graphite on panel 36 x 24 in.
“As an artist, I am inspired by natural elements of cascading water, caverns and sky formations, and the lure of the “primordial bond.” These drive my mark-making with their various rhythms. I use painted and drawn edges to construct breaks in the picture plane in order to shift the viewer’s focus, setting up a visual push and pull within the composition as well as between the physical work and the image interpreted. As if being in the landscape, the viewer is enticed into shifting from vignettes to more expansive views with awareness to the physical boundaries at hand.”
KAREN KUCHARSKI www.KarenKucharski.com
▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Latana Transparent Sculpture on Plexiglass 9.3 x 11.3 x 2.5 in.
“My art deals with self-expression. I capture an instant in time and grasp it until I can transform it to fit my private world. It is a way to seize the passage of time and control it. I hold on to my loved ones, linger in quiet spaces and cling to life a bit longer.”
L ATA N A https://www.latanastudio.com
Jan Lowe ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎
Old Lioness Dreaming Stratchboard and ink 11 x 14 in.
“Storytelling through paintings and drawings is my aim as each subject has a story. Sketching animals in the wild, field, or zoo is special. To capture the creature’s plight, the changing geographic land, the emotion and passion. To paint an animal is obviously what I love, to show their soul and their unique personality, to interpret that to the viewer. I teach Scratchboard Art since 2004 and in 2021 I will be having two solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia.”
J A N LO W E www.janlowefineart.com
▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ LUBA Guiliano Oil on aluminium board 20 x 28 in.
“I paint directly from life, trying to create an interesting set-up with different objects. It is important to capture color harmony and a sense of movement. I draw my inspiration from old masters’ timeless work. I truly believe it is never too late to be passionate to learn.”
LU B A www.lubastolper.com
Margot McMahon ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎
Flock in Jackson Park, Lake Shore Dr. Sculptural installation
A lifelong environmentalist, internationally-awarded Margot McMahon sculpts forms of nature. Humans, plants and animals symbolizing lifeforms are fused into organic interpretations in bronze, Cor-Ten steel, aluminum, granite or wood. She has been called the “Studs Terkel of the sculpting world”, by Chicago Sculpture Exhibit for her sculptural interpretations of everyday heroes, most recently Gwendolyn Brooks for Brooks Park. The Smithsonian, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago History Museum, Soka Gakkai International, Mobil Oil, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Steans Family Foundation have collected her sculpture.
M A R G OT M C M A H O N margotmcmahon.com
▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Renate Merzinger-Pleban Above all the Sun Acrylic on paper 110 x 74 cm
“Working as an artist is a way of dealing with the world around. My preferred topic is landscapes. I perceive them as a synonym for nature: beautiful, powerful and completely indifferent. With this constant confrontation, I create in my works my very personal view of the surrounding world.”
R E N AT E M E R Z I N G E R - P L E B A N www.circle-arts.com/Renate-Merzinger-Pleban
Dominique Meunier ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎
Éphémère, 2020 Mixed media on canvas 50 x 60 cm
“I aspire to a spirituality, to a harmony of man and nature, often through the prism of nostalgia, questioning what seems to be in question: the unity of man and the cosmos, the unity of man and meaning, the interdependence of phenomena.”
DOMINIQUE MEUNIER www.dominique-meunier.com
▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Jane Mishkind Zen Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in.
“I am an intuitive creative. I let the marks happen. I choose love, I choose kindness. Painting from the source is an invitation to free the artist within. I tap into an inner soul of imagery.”
JANE MISHKIND http://www.smilinghorsestudios.com
Arturas Milasauskas ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎
Tutor Digital photograph 2000 x 1333 px
A R T U R A S M I L A S AU S K A S email@example.com
▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Arturas Milasauskas Envy Digital photograph 1000 x 1500 px
Sarah Morton Photography ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎
sea//shore 1 B&W digital photograph 100 x 60 cm
“Based in Kintyre, Scotland, surrounded on three sides by water my work is very influenced by the sea and the notorious Scottish weather. I am constantly amazed and challenged by the changing light and atmospherics, the unpredictable weather and the awesome light quality.”
S A R A H M O R TO N www.sarahmortonphotography.co.uk
▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Tine Mynster We Don’t Know the Way We Have in Front of Us, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 100 cm
“My artworks are colorful abstracts; I prefer to paint in large sizes and I’m using the “layer on layer” method. I work with the colors and try to find the perfect shade so the artwork finds its own place. I never know when that will happen, but suddenly it comes together and is done. Painting for me is like a dance or a piece of music; you can think and work as hard as you can, but it always goes it’s own way. All my paintings are unique and it’s not possible for me to remake it.”
TINE MYNSTER www.tinemynster.dk
Ezgi Nadir ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎
Executive Function Ink on paper 50 x 70 cm
“I work with technology. I am inspired by the Internet, industry and medical advancements which affect every living form on this planet. Also, archaeology and technological progress from past to present as well as the brains that created contemporary life, haunt me and shape my drawings. My curiosity about technology leads me to ask what is a brain and how does it work. Consequently, how does it change our identity, our way of thinking, and living. I know that people are part of nature but I don’t know if technology is. I am instinctively asking and working.”
EZGI NADIR www.ezginadir.com
▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Paul Nam Breeze Acrylic on paper 9 x 12 in.
“I am searching for gold in painting. Realism over editing of reality and imagination. Concept and intention. Room for audience. All the methods and insight from art history are useful ready-made. Each is done a day.”
PAU L N A M www.paulnam.com
Orna Naor ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎
Purim, Bnei Brak Israel Photograph
Orna Naor is a Street Photographer from Tel Aviv, Israel
ORNA NAOR www.ornanaor.com
▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Shuk Orani WTF2000 Oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm
“I am primarily concerned with questions of origin, questions of power systems that evoke distress and limitation through system structures. With regard to the need for superordinate and transcendent synergies, I investigate within my work how the protection of nature can succeed.”
SHUK ORANI https://shukorani.com
Philip Noyed ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎
Blue Magenta Glowing Light Space Virtual Reality interactive installation
Philip Noyed is an innovative multimedia artist living in Minnesota, USA. He creates luminous abstract photographs, Geometric Illumination light works, videos, 2D and 3D paintings, mixed media light installations and Virtual Reality experiences. His art represents the quintessential contemporary art movement making use of creative technology that is changing the way art is experienced today. Bold colors, light and high-voltage geometric compositions characterize his radiant artworks.
P H I L I P N OY E D www.PhilipNoyed.com
▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Philip Noyed Radiant Cherry Blossum Space Virtual Reality interactive installation
Marika Pentikainen ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎
Spirit_Birth B&W Digital photograph
“I feel that important events happen; chapters and situations; that tell me about the life we’re living right now. These situations tell me so much about how people care for one another, how they care about themselves, and what things feel like to them at any given moment. I’m interested in all those little moments, when we face each other, for example when we’re face-to-face and silent, and how we’re present for each other in different situations. I’m interested in the gaze of living beings and the thoughts behind that gaze. I try to capture those thoughts using photography, and I usually call that type of thought a feeling.”
MARIKA PENTIKAINEN http://www.photosmarik.com
▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Anna Pazdalska Helena Cast bronze 60 x 16 x 20 cm
“I search and discover my world a world of feminine beauty.”
A N N A PA Z D A L S K A firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Pommer ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎
Hope Eternal Mixed media on canvas 24 x 20 in.
“My paintings evolve out of my subconscious in a free-flowing intuitive process; I do not start with a preconceived idea or plan – the art is my reflection. The work I create makes people feel good and instills positive emotions and harmony, along with a curiosity. My work frees the mind and spirit.”
J OYC E P O M M E R http://www.joycepommer.com
▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Elizaveta Pozharskaya Born to Win Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
“I developed a passion for horses at an early age when I started going in for show jumping. Now horses are the main subject in my artworks. Using different kinds of shadow patterns, volumetric oil textures and glazing techniques I express deep feelings for the visceral beauty and grandeur of these animals and study their character.”
E L I Z AV E TA P O Z H A R S K AYA www.instagram.com/elizabet_ta
Jean Jacques Porret ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎
Fripouille Cast bronze, Edition of 5 | 5.5 x 5.5 x 15.5 in.
JEAN JACQUES PORRET www.jjporret.com
▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Jean Jacques Porret Fille de Joie Cast Bronze, Edition of 3 | 5.5 x 5.5 x 15.5 in.
Irena Prochazkova ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 88 ▫︎
Pool, 2018 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm
“I have had a special relationship with fine art since my childhood. I have been influenced by art styles such as impressionism, postimpressionism and expressionism.”
I R E N A P R O C H A Z KO VA www.irenaprochazkova.com
▫︎ 89 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Kathy Loev Putnam In Fine Feather Acrylic, screen print, monotype, mixed media collage on wood panel 48 x 36 in.
Kathy Loev Putnam is interested in the magic and power of girlhood. Not yet hindered by the restrictions and expectations of their adult futures, her subjects occupy dreamlike spaces, with allusions to fairy tales, enchantment, refuge and threat.
K AT H Y LO E V P U T N A M www.kathyloevputnam.com
QIMJUNGHWAN ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 90 ▫︎
Gaze 視線 Digital photograph
“Because we are used to being evaluated through the eyes of “others”, we create our own sense of imperfection and the repetition of this paradigm has robbed our subjectivity. Although there’s no meaning or purpose in the gaze of strangers, we have become obsessive over their views and we now spend endless time looking into ourselves in the mirror. However, when I looked into the shattered glasses broken by the others, I also was ripped into pieces. I lost myself to the eyes of ‘others’.”
Q I M J U N G H WA N www.instagram.com/qimjunghwan
▫︎ 91 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Petra Schott Watery (Rhythms of Love Series) Oil and pastel on canvas 120 x 100 cm
“Painting for me is the way to express myself, to explore a world which cannot be explored with words. I feel inspired by colours and shapes and lines found in my everyday life. I just take them up and transpose them into the more abstract language of painting.”
P E T R A S C H OT T http://www.petra-schott.des
Tanya Ragir ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 92 ▫︎
Brokenhearted Ceramic clay, found wood, India ink, underglaze, birch and sycamore leaves, raw pigments 22 x 15 x 5 in.
“Recently, I have chosen to move away from permanence in my materials, perhaps in an understanding of the lack of permanence in life. My experiences of aging, birth, loss, and death are reflected in the work I’m making now. I’ve become aware that the acceptance of death is a gift. This awareness has made me embrace life more fully.”
TA N YA R A G I R www.tanyaragir.com
▫︎ 93 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Tanya Ragir Flesh & Bones Ceramic clay, jawbone, vertebrae, driftwood, raw pigment, acrylic paint, stone, 24 x 10 x 14 in.
Douglas Ross ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 94 ▫︎
My Grandmother’s Wedding Dress Archival quality photographic print 40 x 59 cm
“I believe we are all on a hero’s journey through our only life. I work closely with the people that I photograph to tell important stories: love, birth, death, struggle, wonder and transformation. My work is also mainly figurative in order to place it in a broad human context and to express emotion through the body, where it is registered. I am greatly indebted to those who co-create the work with me.”
DOUGLAS ROSS www.dougrossart.com
▫︎ 95 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Douglas Ross Missing Pages Archival quality photographic print 40 x 59 cm
Tanya Salehian Kingston ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 96 ▫︎
Untitled Oil on canvas
“My work is varied and I’m stimulated by my environment. This means I have moved around a great deal and find new places and people inspiring. I paint portraits as well as more abstract ideas. Motivated by an idea, at times conceptual otherwise motivated by the painting process.”
TA N YA S A L E H I A N K I N G S TO N sites.google.com/site/tanyasalehiano/biography
▫︎ 97 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Paul Santoleri Starfish Mosaic, concrete, aluminum, blown glass
“I draw in response to the surface and surroundings, borrowing lines from my environs to enable the work to create itself, in a variety of media. Work is made up of layers, and I often use found objects as a surface. The density that I favor reflects an overloaded experience, often surrounding the viewer with the work in a space. I travel a lot, drawing & collecting images in sketchbooks. The artwork installations become part of the space where they exist, room sculptures that grow out of the walls, using line and transformed objects to carry their weight and meaning.”
PAU L S A N TO L E R I www.paulsantoleri.com
Joejene C. Santos ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 98 ▫︎
Royal Blue Acrylic on canvas 48 x 72 in.
“Painting intuitively and trusting my inner self in complete surrender are at the core of my creative process. To me, knowing the beauty of who we are within is a liberating truth... it keeps me in constant awe of the world around us, to be one with all its creation, to soak in the moment, to feel alive and truly live the gift of life. It is about allowing the process and the moment to happen, to take place and surrender yourself in your purest, most authentic self, without worry or fear...To just trust in your intuition until the process takes its own shape and reveals itself. And the result is like LIFE in visual form, in its truest physical presence.”
J O E J E N E C . S A N TO S www.joejeneartstudio.com
▫︎ 99 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Elinore Schnurr Passing By Starbucks II Oil on linen 36 x 36 in.
“This series uses reflections on glass windows to transport images of the street that intermix with people inside bars and cafes. The reflections create transparencies and multiple layers that become the building blocks from which my paintings are constructed.”
ELINORE SCHNURR https://elinoreschnurr.com
Angie Shanahan ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 100 ▫︎
Dune Tent Acrylic on gesso board 30 x 46 cm
“Inspiration: Landscape with traces of human culture/history, finding plain common objects and seeing an aesthetic in them. That particular waterdefined place between land and sea, the coast and islands. Often water acts as a unifying theme in my work; ideas of displacement and metamorphosis.”
ANGIE SHANAHAN www.angieshanahanartist.com
▫︎ 101 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Janna Shulrufer Untitled Watercolor, ink, paper 66 x 50 cm
“I consider my art as an extension of my life and my life is an extension of my art.”
JANNA SHULRUFER https://www.artmajeur.com/shulrufer
Leif Sohlman ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 102 ▫︎
Naptime #j0 Digital photograph
“Nature is a beauty we all have to love. If we do not love nature we loose a bit of our souls.” Leif’s images are an attempt to reveal the beauty in our surroundings and allow the viewer to discover this beauty through the images. Sometimes there might be beauty in unexpected places and Leif’s hope is that through his photographs people will be inspired to find beauty in nature.
LEIF SOHLMAN https://leif-sohlman.pixels.com/art
▫︎ 103 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Bernadette Sterk Dare to Speak Acrylic on professional linen on aluminium frame 90 x 100 cm
“I have no intention to portray the models, just to find my own creations/ images to express my deeper emotions. I feel lost without the ability to paint. My paintings give me insight knowledge and courage. Hopefully, my art will empower the viewer.”
BERNADETTE STERK www.bernadettesterk.nl
Bernd Steinert ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 104 ▫︎
Untitled Mixed media 17 x 34 cm
“There are two complementary directions in my paintings. On the one hand, I create mostly abstract pictures and on the other hand, pictures in which a predominantly figurative scene must assert itself against non-figurative picture elements.”
BERND STEINERT https://mitglieder.bbk-sachsenanhalt.de/bernd-steinert
▫︎ 105 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Bernd Steinert Untitled Mixed media 17 x 34 cm
Raf Tarnawski ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 106 ▫︎
P.Mary Mixed media 44 x 25 x 52 cm
“I’m trying to bring order. I create the lightening rod to diffuse stress and an escape route from daily desolation. My sculptures are vessels that I fill with emotions and desires: the joy of encounter, heat of the setting sun, or yearning for what might be. They always contain a part of myself, a fragment of my life.”
R A F TA R N AW S K I https://raftarnawski.eu
▫︎ 107 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Margery Thomas-Mueller 2020 Number 1 Sumi ink, graphite and watercolor on Yupo paper 60 x 108 in.
“Liminal space... the world in-between - between a world I live in and a world I listen to, that has always been what has driven my imagery. Since I read Edna St Vincent Millay’s poem ‘Renascence,’ the place in between life’s state of being and how we treat the other, has been an internal focus. Watching the world move from continent to continent, seeing humanity being uprooted as they seek a solid resting place makes my landscapes evolve. The branches, the thickets, the thorns reveal the human tales. As I work on Yupo paper, an unstable ground in itself, the moving ink and moving graphite speak to those emotions.”
MARGERY THOMAS-MUELLER www.margerythomasmueller.net
Karen van Cuylenburg ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 108 ▫︎
Lake Yerang, Hattah National Park, Victoria, Australia Collagraph and mixed media 30 x 30 cm
“I was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka and now live in Australia. I am a printmaker and mixed media artist. My work is inspired by my experiences in landscapes where I have had time to walk and explore where humans and the natural world collide. I am drawn to camping near wetlands where there is a variety of habitats and food sources for birds and other life. My recent work explores the protracted dry periods during the ‘boom and bust’ cycles of intermittent wetlands. The work depicts the landscape from above and interprets the textures and patterns formed by decay, wind, the presence and absence of water, insects, animals and birds.”
K A R E N VA N C U Y L E N B U R G email@example.com
▫︎ 109 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Josef Weidner Figure Talking to A Fish, 2020 Acrylic on cardboard 96 x 68 cm
“My abstract works are painted in oil or acrylic colors. The motifs used are predominantly environmental and nature impressions, which later emerge intuitively as a fantasy structure. Each work of art develops out of a painting process, i.e. first the intellectual framework and the construction, the division of the painting surface is roughly defined. The works of art on display are stimulating, painterly impressions that have a very specific dynamic; their own open development process. They are compelling thoughts that develop into a flowing canon of innermost feelings on the canvas.”
JOSEF WEIDNER www.josef-weidner.com
Dorothea Van De Winkel ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 110 ▫︎
Blue Landscape I, 2018 Tapestry 100 x 120 cm
Dorothea Van De Winkel creates wall and floor tapestries with abstract designs which can be integrated and adjusted in a specif space (colour, form, size). Her works can be seen as living, stand-alone art objects or as center points or material for interior design. Tapestry can be used in modern buildings for muting sound transmission as well as it adds a feeling of warmth. Dorothea has been working as an independent professional textile artist and design since 1985, managing her own gallery Galerij Theaxus since 1992, which includes both a studio space and show room.
D O R OT H E A VA N D E W I N K E L https://www.galerij-theaxus.com
▫︎ 111 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Dorothea Van De Winkel In The Open Field I, 2014 Tapestry 185 x 240 cm
Gyu-Hye Yeon ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 112 ▫︎
Rose Forest Mixed media 74 x 56 cm
“I paint the nature of Korea including landscape and flowers as well as portraits of people with intricate detail. Painting gives me unchangeable comfort. My drawings are not pretty but I hope they comfort you.”
GY U - H Y E Y E O N https://blog.naver.com/yeongyuhye
▫︎ 113 ▫︎ Spotlight 21 ▫ Gyu-Hye Yeon Portrait of My Father (Parents Series) Mixed media 35 x 48 cm
RH Zondag ▫ Spotlight 21 ▫︎ 114 ▫︎
Rose Dream Mixed media on fabric 35 x 25 in.
RH Zondag works towards a simplicity in his compositions that conveys both meaning and expression through color and shape. “It is through simplicity that a message can be conveyed while allowing for both personal experience by the viewer with the work of art as well as an individualized interpretation.”
RH ZONDAG https://rhzondagstudio.com
Imogen Clarke The Temple Pen and ink 777 x 1010 mm
“If there is one thing that stirs my heart, it is the labyrinth of mystery and wonder of the natural world. If there is one thing that I wish to share in this life, it is to inspire others into recognising the majesty of that which we are all already part of. As an artist, this is what drives me to create, as well as a general concern and care for the environment and the strain it is currently under. I have no formal art training, however, my background in psychology and natural healing has inspired and informed this creative orientation. ‘The Temple’ is the third installment of a body of work that I have titled the ‘GAIA Series | The Great Music’ in which I document an unfolding narrative around the natural world, a creation myth of sorts. The first two drawings were not associated with any specific region per se, however, this drawing is a direct response to time spent walking the Kumano Kodo trail in Japan in 2019. Perhaps it is a result of the practice of Shinto, where nature spirits (Kami) are recognised and revered as a bridge between the seen and unseen worlds, that makes the feeling of an otherworldly presence peering out between the moss-covered rocks and branches of this region so palpable. I titled this work about a year prior to even going to Japan, it was only while walking through these forests that I realised that ‘the temple’ was a tree. A temple is defined as a structure devoted to the worship of the Sacred, and we often hear that we should relate to our bodies as such… or any other vessel that carries life. I doubt it was mere coincidence that the creation of this work aligned with the lockdown period where the global focus was oriented around health, mortality, lungs, air quality, and the breath, while wildfires continued to ravage the lungs of this planet. Breath is life, and it would seem evident that any narrative that disregards the notion of interconnection is no longer viable. As biologist David Haskell writes, “We cannot step outside life’s songs. This music made us; it is our nature.”
Imogen Clarke The Temple Pen and ink 777 x 1010 mm