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8 Stephen Blancett From the Heart Acrylic on canvas


Stephen Blancett From the Heart Acrylic on canvas


• Issue 8 • On the Front Cover Stephen Blancett From the Heart Acrylic on canvas On the Back Cover Karin Monschauer Augenweide, 2016 Digital media - Print on canvas 60 x 108 cm

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Select Artwork By ARRACHME ART I M A I AT S U S H I MARIA BACHA JENNY BENNETT RENÉ BERRUT STEPHEN BLANCETT D.H. BOUTIN MELINDA BUNJAKU “MEELLZ” JUN GUECO CRUZ PAU L D O W N S J . F. E L L M A N W E N DY F E E G U S TAV S F I L I P S O N S JERRY L. GADD MANNY GAONA L AU R A G R E E N S T E I N W I N S TO N H A R R E L L HERBERT HERMANS DIANE HOLLAND N A N C Y LY N N H O L L E R A N N A S I A H O U VA R D A MAE JEON A N C A J I TA R I U ANNE LISE KAABY AAS ANGELA KELLER TA S H I K H A N N A M I TA KO H L I

LEE KWONG TIM JACKSON LANA LEUCHUK M AU R O M A R T I N P E R T T I M AT I K A I N E N B R A D L E Y J AY M E Y E R YLENIA MINO M A R I U S VA L E N T I N M O S U TA N K A R I N M O N S C H AU E R WOLFGANG MÜLLER NGUYEN THAN CHRISTINE MARIE NOBRE I R E N A O R LO V Z D E N K A PA L KO V I C JEAN JACQUES PORRET CAROLINE REXBORG R I N TA R O M A R I S A S A N TO S C A R M E N S E LV E S ANNA SIDANA MERJA SIMBERG R O N A L D S TO R Y TATJ A N A M S TA R T R AU T H Q . WA N G N ATA L I E W I S W E L L STEPHEN WYLER TA D A S Z A I C I K A S D I N A LU Z O N Z A I F E R


Stephen Blancett ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎

Rhyme & Reason Acrylic on canvas Diptych, Ea.12 x 24 in.

Stephen Blancett was born in 1960 in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. He started painting and winning awards for his work at the young age of seven. His paintings are in the collection of notable celebrities, and in corporate and private collections. His work has featured in numerous publications and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Stephen’s art was recently published in Inspiration: International Art Book, Contemporary Masters Collection.

STEPHEN BLANCETT Blancett.Gallery


▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Stephen Blancett Fire Ride Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.


René Berrut ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎

Découverte, 2017 Oil on paper 32 x 24 cm

“Artist/Painter, born 30.07.1957 in Valais, Switzerland, Rene Berrut exclusively works with oil painting; long worked, a beauty that is selfsufficient, whose energy is captured by the effect of colors vibrating enigmatically and changing. You have to look closely, be captivated and perceive symbols. We are far from a gestural art, spontaneous -it is not an innocent painting. But it is interesting to know how Berrut works. He does not start a painting by drawing. He makes sketches of sorts, on a small notebook, with zones of color. He knows how to maintain a balance, in the delicacy of his work.” - Pierre Hugli PH + Art

RENÉ BERRUT http://fr.artquid.com/artist/rene.berrut


▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ René Berrut Imprévu, 2014 Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm


D.H. Boutin ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎

Funhouse Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 x 2 in.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to show you a little piece of me; let me know what you think of my work and throw some ideas my way!”

D.H. BOUTIN www.Indigoart.ca


▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ D.H. Boutin Heads Are Gonna Roll Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 x 2 in.


Arrachme Art ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎

Lost At Sea

Arrachme invites you on a unique mixed media journey to places that exist simultaneously, where there are no barriers of time or physical limit. Her paintings are consistent, collected, known and exhibited in museums worldwide.

ARRACHME ART www.arrachmeart.com


▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Maria Bacha Sky Reflections Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

“I seek for simplicity, clarity and peace in liquid pigments of turquoise, blue and pink. My artistic expression is free, intuitive and full of emotion and awareness.”

MARIA BACHA www.mariabacha-artist.com


Imai Atsushi ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎

Scenery of Arlington Row Graphite pencil on watercolor paper board 50 × 72.7 cm

“In 2014 after 20 years, I started working again as an illustrator as a Japanese pop star specialist (Katanashi Mugyou). In 2015 I began working as a pencil painter again. I debuted at the exhibition at British Pencil Museum, and I am currently participating in international art fairs in Japan, the UK, Australia, Canada.”

I M A I AT S U S H I www.katanashimugyou.art


▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Jenny Bennett Hibiscuses Oil on canvas 90 x 76 cm

“I paint to make something from nothing: to communicate my visions to others; to put people where I have been. Like Anais Nin, I believe that art (writing, painting, music) provides us with the ‘antitoxins’ we need to live. I paint because I want to record, communicate, recreate, create an idea, experience, object, landscape or and feeling.”

JENNY BENNETT www.jennybennett.com


Melinda Bunjaku “Meellz” ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎

Secret Of Liberty Oil 70 x 70

“Every time I create a painting, it’s like I am sending an invitation for all the people to get a taste of my world. When I am painting or creating, I’m stepping into the world of magic. I’ve heard that art has for many years been controlled but is nowadays in another era of freedom. The biggest inspirational source for me is simply mother nature, that has a variety of different colors. The colors combined with my imagination from memories and dreams create the outcome of my paintings.”

MELINDA BUNJAKU “MEELLZ” www.artbymeellz.com


▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Melinda Bunjaku “Meellz” The Undefeated Oil 100 x 120


Jun Gueco Cruz ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎

All Things New Mixed media 48 x 48

Born in Angeles City, Philippines, Jun Gueco Cruz is a visual artist who sought to deliver his lessons on the science of life by creating massive representations of life processes on a cellular level and human anatomy. Cruz never forgets his strong indigenous Kapampangan identity. The Kapampangan are an agricultural people well rooted in their earth mother, Indung Tibuan. As a Kapampangan artist, therefore, he too must tanam ‘plant seeds’ and patubu ‘bring life out of the soil’.

JUN GUECO CRUZ www.juncruzart.com


▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Williams Delabona Cohesion 1 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Born in Brazil, 1963, Williams Delabona has been involved with painting, architecture and advertising design, which allowed him to expand the use of techniques and materials, exploring various resources. His works have been in galleries, art fairs, and museums internationally including the Louvre Museum and cities like Dubai, Vienna, Lisbon, New York, Cannes, Sao Paulo and more.

WILLIAMS DELABONA www.williamsdelabona.com


Paul Downs ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎

Shrimp Boat Watercolor 11 x 17 in.

Paul Downs is a self-taught artist based in southeast Georgia. He enjoys experimenting, learning and challenging himself artistically with multiple styles, and mediums that include oil, acrylic and watercolor paints as well as graphite and mixing these mediums to create a particular effect. Paul is a member of Arts on the Coast in South Georgia and participates in multiple yearly shows with Arts on the Coast and serves on their board as a Vice President.

PAU L D O W N S www.pauldownsart.net


▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Wendy Fee Opal Reef Acrylic on canvas 26 x 22 in.

“My motivation to create is driven by an impulse to express and capture the emotional truth of an idea, a place or a time. Since 2015, living aboard a boat for months at a time has inspired my subject matter as well the need to develop alternative techniques with both paint and substrates. By exploring the surrounding environment in an abstracted way, my goal is to deconstruct to the extent the meaning shifts and the viewer is invited to embrace the realms of their imagination.”

W E N DY F E E www.wendyfeestudio.art


J.F. Ellman ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎

Self Portrait in Esoterica Oil on canvas 32 x 32 in. stripped with wooden frame. An arm from a fashion statue, with fur and pearls, packing into my old suitcase

“These are old works from the late 70’s when I first moved into San Francisco, CA. As this is Spotlight, they are self-portraits and the Memories I have of that time!”

J . F. E L L M A N Ascribe.io


▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ J.F. Ellman Self Portrait or Interrupted, 1976 Acrylic 36 x 48 in.


Gustavs Filipsons ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎

SKIER Oil, acrylic, spray paint on canvas 160 x 140 cm

“The sole intention of my artwork is to communicate the unknown in our subconscious mind; to find the connection with our true selves - which I believe is something common we all possess. Another goal is to create artwork that would be a kind of new, original work expressing oneself in terms of artistic form within abstractionism. I am interested in the pure logic of interconnection of certain images which was aroused unintentionally in the process of painting. I am interested in space where is flat surface for an untrained eye.”

G U S TAV S F I L I P S O N S www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/325613


▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Gustavs Filipsons SCATTERED Spray paint, oil, acrylic on canvas 100 x 180 cm


Jerry L. Gadd ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎

Southwest Pottery Oil 10 x 10 in.

“My work is traditional or representational. I paint in both watercolor and oil. My focus is on the effect light has on the subject’s in my painting.”

JERRY L. GADD www.jerrygaddfineartist.com


▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Manny Gaona North Carolina Mist Digital photograph 2475 x 3300 px

“My photography represents the places and people across the world that have inspired me as an artist and excited me as a photographer. In presenting these images, it’s my wish that you may also experience that visual moment captured in time, and perhaps evoke an emotion or recall a memory from another time or place, real or imagined.”

MANNY GAONA www.mannygphotographyblog.com


Laura Greenstein ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎

Gala at The Met Acrylic 36 x 48 in.

“Art is a vehicle to connect me to something personal. From a young age, I have had a passion for fashion. I create paintings with personality in which curiosity and mystery are key ingredients. Art and fashion serve as a mirror that reflects the society we inhabit and the values we hold. Inspired by the dramatic impact of light and dark as well as the interplay of curves and hard edges, my paintings portray refinement, sophistication, glamour, elegance, and modernism.”

L AU R A G R E E N S T E I N


▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Winston Harrell Aztec Sun Acrylic 11 x 17 in.

“I am a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Chef from Mesa Arizona. I am inspired by movement and color. As a line artist, I enjoy the harmony of nature and the beauty of the human form. I simply connect with subjects that I relate to from every walk of life. My edgy Folk Art shows the soul heart of man and the beauty of the world around us.”

W I N S TO N H A R R E L L https://shopvida.com/collections/winston-harrell


Herbert Hermans ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎

Kokerei Zollverein 2 Oil on canvas 140 x 80 cm

Bert Hermans is a passionate painter. He owns an atelier at the Vest in the historic city center of Gouda. His work consists mainly of oil paintings, with his major theme being industrial and cultural heritage. Hermans has followed different courses in acrylic, water media, and oil painting. Hermans has had exhibitions in eight countries in Europe, in several cities in the USA and China. He received several national and international awards. His artwork has been published and sold worldwide.

HERBERT HERMANS http://berthermans.kunstinzicht.nl


▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Herbert Hermans Big Office Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm


Diane Holland ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎

Many Moons Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.

“Art is an expression of one’s own inner feeling expressed through the use of color, form, and structure.”

DIANE HOLLAND


▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Nancy Lynn Holleran Puppy Love Watercolor 14 x 20 in.

“My paintings incorporate people, animals or some unique structure to capturing the feeling of a moment. The paintings utilize transparent and opaque watercolors or gouache to create contrasts; watercolor pencil and inks are also used for further accent. The most exciting part of the process is watching a blank piece of paper transform into the moment I want to capture.”

N A N C Y LY N N H O L L E R A N www.ink-paint-paper.com


Nasia Houvarda ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎

Alone In Nature Acrylic/Mixed media 60 x 140 cm

“It can be the sun setting or rising. It can be a leaf of a tree against the wind. It can be a child laughing or an adult shedding a tear. I would say, life inspires me because it is so precious that I just want to hold on to moments forever. My humble burning desire is to share through my art my passion for life, my love for the world and my optimism for the future.”

N A S I A H O U VA R D A www.nasiahouvarda.com


▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Anca Jitariu The Scream Oil on canvas 19.7 x 27.6 in.

“Art has been a part of my family for the past three generations. My father inspired me and helped nurture a true love for beaux-arts. My desire and goal were to create a harmonious blend of oil on canvas between realistic and abstract elements in portraiture, landscape, still life and abstract work.”

A N C A J I TA R I U http://jitariustudio.com


Mae Jeon ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎

Heavenly Triumph Digital media / Canvas Print 40x30 in.

“My artwork is the combination of intuition and discovery within the digital medium. I create the digital image by incorporating a flower with abstraction. By combining floral images within synthetic environments, I transform an emotional and spiritual vocabulary into a pictorial image of art.”

MAE JEON www.maejeon.com


▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Mae Jeon Willing Mind Digital media / Canvas print. 24 x 20 in. (Cropped here to fit)


Anne Lise Kaaby Aas ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎

Explorer Mixed media 80 x 80 cm

“Art has been a visual language for me since childhood. It is a need within me that drives me to paint. It gives me great satisfaction to see beautiful colors and lines appear in front of my eyes. Painting is like music to me, and my brush takes me on a rhythmical journey to a finished work of art.”

ANNE LISE KAABY AAS www.annelisekaaby.com


▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Anne Lise Kaaby Aas Protector Mixed media 100 x 80 cm


Angela Keller ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎

Morning coffee, 2018 Oil on linen 90 x 90 cm

“Painting is for me passion and playful experiment; never knowing where the painting wants to go in this endless world of fantasy, mystery, and surprise.”

ANGELA KELLER www.angelakeller.com


▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Angela Keller The New Planet, 2018 Oil on linen 90 x 90 cm


Tashi Khan ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎

Bathing Acrylic on canvas 90 x 80 cm

“I was born into a family where art and culture were important and had been for generations. I imbibed an early appreciation of the arts from our immediate environment from as far back as I can remember. Poets and artists came and stayed for extended periods doing family portraits. I remember watching spellbound as they worked with brush, knife, and pallet. My parents recognised my interest and inclination and encouraged me to paint. I have not looked back since. In time people around me began to recognise my special gift. At first, the recognition was locally confined to school and college fetes, functions and exhibitions. I studied fine arts at university.”

TA S H I K H A N www.tashikhan.co.uk


▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Namita Kohli Metamorphosis & Clouds 5 Mixed media 5 x 7 in.

N A M I TA KO H L I www.facebook.com/namitakohli.art


Lee Kwong Tim Jackson ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎

Mutual Help Acrylic on art board 91 x 66 cm,

“In my spare time I would paint, and what began as a creative outlet eventually developed into my personal style. The idea “Hong Kong in a Better Light” has been in my head for quite some time, Hong Kong is slowly disappearing; many old buildings have been demolished to make room for the modern skyscraper -- for the sake progress. If I can capture all these images, I thought, then this will live on forever for others to appreciate, enjoy, and defend!”

LEE KWONG TIM JACKSON www.jacksonlee-art.com


▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Lana Leuchuk Rome, The Magic Around Me Watercolour on paper 40 x 50 cm

“My biggest interest has always been in depicting people. I like to capture and preserve human’s emotions and movement, as well as the impression of cultural specifics. I enjoy working in watercolour, acrylic, drawing ink, charcoal and pen, also mixing the traditional drawing media and digital techniques. I find fun in working on abstract paintings, applying a playful attitude when I paint. I like to experiment with styles and techniques that give the opportunity to develop artistic mind, skills, and abilities.”

LANA LEUCHUK http://art.lanagraphic.com


Mauro Martin ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎

Neoclassical Red Mixed technique on canvas 60 x 90 cm

“Mauro Martins artistic quest is deeply rooted in the Classical tradition: as we carefully look at his works, we can find the subtle presence of several layers, reminiscences of the Ancient Egyptian and Greek art and the Italian Renaissance in particular, which the artist has absorbed in a refined, erudite way. He always applies the less is more philosophy to any of his works, achieving deep metaphysical meanings.” - Heather Moorland

M AU R O M A R T I N www.mauromartin.it


▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Pertti Matikainen In My Mind’s Eye I Say Goodbye Yesterday, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 45 x 54 cm

“My style varies, but it is often strong and expressive/expressionistic, with high feelings and is somehow spiritual. I don’t usually paint or draw human-made things. I jump from one style to another. I don’t want to limit myself. I’ve to be often near madness because I think I can’t create anything great from normality.”

P E R T T I M AT I K A I N E N http://www.xvanillax.suntuubi.com


Bradley Jay Meyer ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎

WTC # 1” 3/5 Photoraph 20 x 30

“The WTCsunsets were shot sparingly over the span of 4,000 evenings from the towering “Christodora,” at 9th Street & Avenue B. A turn-of-thecentury harborside warehouse fire winnowed the portfolio; then sixteen were released on 11/11/2006. My body of work includes the 35 mm ‘Illusions’, ‘Juxtapositions,’ ‘Sedona Vortexes’ and ‘Double Ought 7 Lib. Mem.’ photo series plus six book-length manuscripts and four spec screenplays.”

B R A D L E Y J AY M E Y E R http://bradleyjaymeyer.com


▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ YLENIA MINO Where I Meet You, 2014 Oil on canvas 40 x 35 in.

“The colors in my artwork are strong and lively; they are an expression of my joie de vivre. My paintings are often very close to reality but sometimes they have a touch of impressionism. The inspiration comes from direct observation, photographs, free creation, life. My desire as an artist is to create a deep sense of peace within my artwork, not influenced by materialism but to share and express the love I feel within my heart.”

YLENIA MINO https://www.yleniamino.com


Karin Monschauer ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎

Conchiglia, 2017 Digital media - Print on canvas 90 x 90 cm

“I was born in Luxembourg on September 2nd, 1960. Since my early years of high school, my passion for mathematics and figurative compositions has led me to develop my art with the technique of embroidery. At first, I embroidered my jumpers with designs of my own creation. Then, at the end of my schooling, I started producing geometric figures and experimented with the half cross-stitch technique, playing with vibrant colour tones. Since 2010, I have been creating paintings with art and design computer programs. The knowledge of these software packages has allowed the creation of canvases with colours and shapes that were not possible with the half cross-stitch technique. The ability to use digital art tools allows me to develop my art more and more.”

K A R I N M O N S C H AU E R karinmonschauer.ch


▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Karin Monschauer Byzanz, 2017 Digital media - Print on canvas 120 x 120 cm


Marius Valentin Mosutan ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎

FLIGHT Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150 cm

“Painting is a string of words: fear, cowardice, courage, talent, agony, and ecstasy. Painting has something erotic in the way that the colors love each other or hate each other.”

M A R I U S VA L E N T I N M O S U TA N artavita.com/artists/16949-marius-valentin-mosutan


▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Wolfgang Müller Selektion Oil 100 x 120 cm

The artist Wolfgang Müller, who started painting in his early years, and whose painterly education is based on self-study, was born in 1963 in Büchen. For a long time, he also worked independently as a cabinet maker. Since 2004, he and his wife have been running the post office in Büchen with a shop for writing and toys. There is also a gallery where he also exhibits his paintings.

WOLFGANG MÜLLER www.wolfgang-mueller-art.de


Nguyen Than ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎

Woman Behind The Window, 2005 Oil on canvas 135 x 155 cm

“The past and present nostalgia... stylized lines to the simplest ...placed all space, people, scenery... on the same surface, the surface of space and time... the surface of nostalgia ...”

NGUYEN THAN www.nguyenthan.us


▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Nguyen Than My Mother, 2010 Mixed media 115 x 125 cm


Christine Marie Nobre ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎

Cornucopia Mixed media 60 x 80 cm

Graduated at the School of Fine Arts, the artist takes the public from intergalactic space to underwater abysses. She paints and photographs of her paintings, mirrors, lights and other objects. She uses light as conveyance: the light appears and disappears, blows up. Nobre’s work is a quest leading to a burst of light; a spiritual energy incarnating temporarily in the visible.

CHRISTINE MARIE NOBRE http://www.chrisombrelueur.com


▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Christine Marie Nobre Burst Photograph 50 x 50 cm


Irena Orlov ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎

Storm of Creation 0-8 Digital media on canvas 24 x 40 in.

“I was and continue to be inspired by the beauty of the world around me and can spend hours exploring it. The rapid world in which everything changes so fast, I realise that I would never live in quite the same world.”

I R E N A O R LO V www.irenaorlov.com


▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Irena Orlov Breezeless Beauty Mixed media on canvas 24 x 40 in.


Jean-Jacques Porret ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎

Pretense Bronze 7 x 7 x 16 1/2 in.

“Achieving a sense of “rightness,” even in the most uncertain circumstances, is the motivating concept behind my sculpture. The work is figurative but is not about the figure. I consider myself an expressionist, as I am more interested in communicating an abstract feeling or idea than an actual image. I use recognizable forms to evoke emotions and stimulate sensations.”

JEAN JACQUES PORRET www.jjporret.com


▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Jean-Jacques Porret Renegade Bronze 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 27 in.


Caroline Rexborg ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎

Creator Acrylic 70 x 90 cm

Best known for her striking portraits of women, Caroline Rexborg is a self-taught emerging artist from Sweden, Gothenburg. Using acrylics and high flow acrylics she’s creating art with a mission to empower women. Her hope is to influence the viewer to recognize their own strength and power but also see the bravery in being vulnerable.

CAROLINE REXBORG www.carolinerexborg.com


▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Caroline Rexborg Sisterhood Acrylic 100 x 100 cm


Zdenka Palkovic ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎

Epanouissement Glass paint on canvas 60 x 120 cm

“Painting for me is abandoning the tumult of intrusive thoughts, connecting to my inner self in a parallel world where the brush becomes the magic tool which reveals the unsuspected beauties of being...”

Z D E N K A PA L KO V I C zpalkovic.artmajeur.com


▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ RINTARO Flying Wings Polypropylene, wire, canvas 70 x 100 x 15 cm

Japanese sculptor, RINTARO was born 1994 in Tokyo. After studying Design at a Japanese University he was advised by a professor to join the Paris “Ecole Boulle”. At the same time, RINTARO joined the art group “Art Ship International” and began showing in France. Upon returning to Japan, he began work as a freelance designer. His intricate work fuse art and design.

R I N TA R O https://rintaro3291rin.wixsite.com/rintaromizuguchi


Marisa Santos ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎

Horse With No Name Pencil and acrylic on canvas 140 x 150 cm

“My creative process covers various mediums, from sculpture to photography, but it’s clear the relationship that I have with sculpture and common objects. I like de-contextualized objects and assign them new languages and expressions. The intention of my art is to create reactions for the viewer. The moment when the objects can provoke on the viewer the element of surprises, and invoke on them their own imagination, is all meaning of my work.”

M A R I S A S A N TO S http://marisapilo.com


▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Carmen Selves

“For me, art is the essence of life. It is a difficult path that you do without thinking but with a lot of love.”

C A R M E N S E LV E S carmenselves.org


Anna Sidana ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎

San Francisco Chinatown Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.

“Creating art is not only about what the eye sees but about experiencing and conveying a multitude of feelings and emotions. Art takes me deeper and inward for introspection, but it also helps communicate where other channels restrict. I find abstraction liberating and my medium is oil on canvas. The cityscapes are inspired by San Francisco and are a result of studying Mondrian. These colorful abstractions leave much to your imagination but speak to the vibrancy and diversity of the city.”

ANNA SIDANA www.annasidana.com


▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Merja Simberg Mrs Spring, 2018 Ink and acrylic on canvas 130 x 110 cm

“The physicality of the exercise [of painting] inspires me a lot. I love to observe the color, how it moves, its patterns, its contrasts and depth variations. I want to arouse and convey emotions and go for the unexpected. My works always carry a name which plays an important role for the viewer as a mean to understand my intentions.”

MERJA SIMBERG www.merjasimberg.com


Ronald Story ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎

La Promesse Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

Ronald Story was raised in Amsterdam, Holland, surrounded by some of the world’s most prestigious museums which made an indelible impression on his innate creative talent. He sold his first painting at the age of thirteen and later pursued his interest in art at the Academy for Visual Arts. Renée Phillips, Director, and Founder of Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY commented: “Story’s dynamic contemporary landscape and abstract paintings celebrate the positive abundance that exists in the idealized natural world. He transforms his subjects to transcend their representational characteristics in favor of igniting the viewer’s emotional response to them.”

R O N A L D S TO R Y www.RonaldStoryArt.com


▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Ronald Story Unexpected Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.


TatjanaM ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎

YELLOW Acrylic/Biro on paper 80 x 100 cm

“The people and their colourful inner emotional stories move me. A person is always at the center of my painting with his dramas, desires, emotions, perceptions, thoughts, memories, experiences, losses, superstitions, fears, dreams, fantasies and wishes. Just as in real life, here reality and fantasy are mixed. I want to combine art and science and art and psychology.”

TATJ A N A M www.art-tatjana.com


▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Star Trauth METAMORPHOSIS-THE BECOMING Pentaptych 2016 Japanese silk, cotton, poly, Japanese Elytra Wings, metallic nylon 48 x 10 x 3 in.

“I enjoy contradiction and the conversation borne of it. My pieces are described as tribal and innovative, phallic and yonic, art you shouldn’t touch but want to. My practice melds ancient techniques with signature innovations. I employ a mix of found objects with new, vintage, and created fibres. I create from memory and music. Memory provides inspiration; music purifies it. In music I see color and technique unfurl. I am creating my imagination and inviting you on the journey.”

S TA R T R AU T H https://www.wethree.net


Q. Wang ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎

Mt. Hollywood Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.

“As the famous French film producer Jean-Luc Godard said, It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to. Q. Wang has taken me further into the appreciation of my surroundings, people, and love.” - Gary Sorkin

Q . WA N G http://Q-Wang.com


▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Stephen Wyler Avoiding the Inevitable Mixed media 60 x 48 in.

“In many ways, my work reflects the strong influence of earth tones, vivid colors, and textures. One may experience a feeling of happiness, curiosity, spirituality, as well as passion. I consider myself a nonobjective, emotional, and intuitive painter who is constantly exploring various media and color combinations to provoke a more profound response in the viewer. If I succeed, my mission is complete.”

STEPHEN WYLER Stephen Wyler @ Artavita


Natalie Wiswell ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎

To The Great Mother, Who Gave Me Life Acrylic on paper 42 x 29 cm

The meditative and fantasizing style of a Russian artist opens the doors to new ideas, helps to observe life from a new perspective and brings strong sensations. Natalie’s art welcomes you to unfold the feeling of balance as you travel through the different worlds, which is, in fact, our dreams.

N ATA L I E W I S W E L L nataliewiswell.com


▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Natalie Wiswell Family Meditation Acrylic on paper 42 x 29 cm


Dina Luzon Zaifer ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎

Touching The Water Oil 80 x 60 cm

“I have been a painter since childhood, working with different techniques, including oil, acrylic, drawing and stone sculpture. I mostly enjoy painting my family and grandchildren as well as everything around me, but I am drawn especially to people’s inner, deep, spiritual side and soul. I am a member of Tel-Aviv and Ashkelon art organizations.”

D I N A LU Z O N Z A I F E R https://dina-zaifer.wixsite.com/artist


▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Dina Luzon Zaifer MATAN-TORA Acrylic 120 x 80 cm


Tadas Zaicikas ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎

Ocean Of Emotion Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

“The intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the everchanging complexities of love, loss, birth, and death have inspired and encouraged me to become a professional artist. Most of my work focuses on the abstract art, but I also enjoy impressionism and mixed media. I experiment with various styles and techniques to create something that mixed spiritual and physical on canvas.”

TA D A S Z A I C I K A S https://tadas-zaicikas.pixels.com


Karin Monschauer Augenweide, 2016 Digital media - Print on canvas 60 x 108 cm


8 Karin Monschauer Augenweide, 2016 Digital media - Print on canvas 60 x 108 cm

Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine | 8  

Issue 8 of SPOTLIGHT Magazine is here and includes a selection of 56 internationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of discipline an...

Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine | 8  

Issue 8 of SPOTLIGHT Magazine is here and includes a selection of 56 internationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of discipline an...

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