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9 Egon Gade Objekt 3 Papa Tulip Digital Photograph Hahnemuhle William Turner 60 x 84 cm


Egon Gade Objekt 3 Papa Tulip Digital Photograph Hahnemuhle William Turner 60 x 84 cm


• Issue 9 • On the Front Cover Egon Gade Objekt 3 Papa Tulip Digital Photograph Hahnemuhle William Turner 60 x 84 cm On the Back Cover Daniel Dociu Place of Pilgrimage Digital Media Print dimensions may vary Published in France Printed in the Netherlands Distributed Internationally All Rights Reserved ® No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher and copyright holders. ® Copyright: Circle Foundation For the Arts Press info@circle-arts.com 66 rue Saint Georges Lyon, France


Select Artwork By O C TAV I O A B U R TO ARIANE AHLMANN NADAL ANTELMO LEILA BOKEL N ATA L I A B R A G I N A C O O K I E A S H TO N BEHZODIY PETER BREMERS T R OY B U N C H DANIEL BUTTERWORTH MARY CHAPLIN LY N N C H E N K AYA C H E U N G C H I N H A N G PAU L C H R I S T E N E R WILLIAMS DELABONA GUNILLA DAGA BARRIE DALE DANIEL DOCIU ANDREY EPISHIN EGON GADE M A R A G A LVÃ O C O N S TA N T I N G O R E LO V MICHAEL IAN GOULDING M A R E K G R YC H C Z Y N S K I M I YA H A N N A N GARRY D HARLEY ALEXANDRA HUNTER E R I C C H R I S TO P H E R J A C K S O N MARTYNA JASTRZEBSKA NANCY ELLEN JONES

SIMON JUGOVIC FINK SHIGERU K C A R O L LY N N K I R C H N E R JEAN MARC LA ROQUE GUNTER LANGER JEROME CHIA-HORNG LIN D E B B I E O LU C A S M A R I LY N M A C G R E G O R STEPHEN MANGUM V O L K E R M AY R SIEGFRIED LEHMANN JULIE MOSS A L L I S D H A I R M C N AU L L NOEL MYLES K E I KO N A B I L A YA M A Z A K I PAU L N A M F E D E R I C O P I S C I OT TA OLIVIER PRINGAL M O L LY S C A N N E L L G R E TA S C H N A L L BERND STEINERT N H TEETELLI CHRIS THOMAS ZEPHYRA VUN R O B E R T VA N D E G R A A F R OX A N A W E R N E R NAN XU E V G E N Y YA KO V L E V KYLE YIP


Octavio Aburto ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 8 ▫︎

David and Goliath Nikon D700 - Original 4087 x 2719 px

“In order for more people to care about ocean conservation, we must connect the science to media and messaging. Photography has the power to tell today’s greatest stories of those fighting to protect their natural resources, and with this, we can inspire and engage the masses.”

O C TAV I O A B U R TO https://octavioaburto.com


▫︎ 9 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Ariane Ahlmann The Guardian Mixed media 8,5 x 4 x 13,5 in..

By taking fragments of our complicated world, where nothing is stable or absolute, Ahlmann has developed a symbolic and universal voice. The subversion of all certainty is what gives this New York Citybased artist’s work its power.

ARIANE AHLMANN www.arianeahlmann.com


NADAL ANTELMO ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 10 ▫︎

The Volleur Photograph

Nadal Antelmo’s artwork belongs to the experimental photography genre, with pictures or projects that represent equivalents of our “lives that we produce and we build, to become consumers and often our own slaves...”

NADAL ANTELMO www.nadalarte.com


▫︎ 11 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Leila Bokel Untitled Mixed fabric, combed cotton and acrylic dyeing 95 x 25 x 20

Mixed media Brazilian artist, Leila Bokel lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. She began her career as a painter until a point in her research when she began exploring and experimenting with other forms of expressions, leading to her current practice which deals with a variety of material. Bokel held her first exhibition in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro and has since been actively showing work around Brazil, in Dubai and in Germany.

LEILA BOKEL www.instagram.com/leila_bokel/


Natalia Bragina ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 12 ▫︎

A Corner Of A Drawing Room Oil on canvas 80 x 60

“I obtained a University Degree focusing on the Economy of Japan and worked as a specialist in the area of World Economics. In 1989, I changed my life decidedly, making painting my main professional occupation. Since then, my work as an artist has been noted appreciatively by many art critics as well as art collectors.”

N ATA L I A B R A G I N A https://circle-arts.com/natalia-bragina


▫︎ 13 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ BEHZODIY Avicenna, Avicenna Found The Flower Of Immortality Silk paper ,watercolor, pigments, gold leaf, fine brush painted under a magnifying glass 7 x 4 in.

Internationally recognized traditional Oriental miniaturist, Bekzot Kobilov’s work has won major awards, been part of major exhibitions and praised in notable publications. He is a member of “HUNARMAND” the national association of artisans of Uzbekistan, and also a member & curator of “NEW YORK REALISM FINE ART”.

BEHZODIY www.artbehzodiy.com


Cookie Ashton ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 14 ▫︎

DREAMSCAPE Mixed media on panel 60 x 48 in.

“My objective in creating art is to move the senses by giving an intensification of reality. I’m particularly interested in engaging the viewer as a participant, interpreting and interacting with the artwork. I strive through the application of color, texture, and imagery to achieve this goal. The materials, subject matter and techniques are of secondary importance to me.”

C O O K I E A S H TO N www.cookiesfineart.com


▫︎ 15 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Cookie Ashton CORAL GABLES Mixed media on panel 60 x 48 in.


Peter Bremers ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 16 ▫︎

Aura, 2009 Glass and stainless steel 123 x 46.5 x 11.8 in. or 309 x 117 x 29 cm

“Glass is a highly expressive medium that allows me to work 4-dimensional, as front and back of the sculpture can be seen at once in this transparent medium. By the development of low-expansion glass, I have been able to take my concepts into creating large outdoor sculptures.”

PETER BREMERS www.peterbremers.com


▫︎ 17 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Peter Bremers

LYRICAL 2017 Glass and bronze 137 x 42 x 28 in. or 348 x 107 x 72 cm


Troy Bunch ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 18 ▫︎

Six Monarchs Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.

“My paintings I think would best be called imaginative realism and surrealism. I love the beauty of the female form and the challenges in representing the body realistically, so most of my work depicts women juxtaposed with images from nature and dreams. I strive to produce interesting, thought-provoking, and beautiful paintings that have meaning to me, but I also hope the viewer can find their own personal significance in them as well.”

T R OY B U N C H www.troybunch.com


▫︎ 19 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Daniel Butterworth Pile Up House acrylics on board 240 x 120 cm

“I enjoy the challenge of painting the human body, often using my own image I reflect feelings and stories of others.’

DANIEL BUTTERWORTH www.danielbutterworth.com


Mary Chaplin ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 20 ▫︎

Who Is This Boy Riding On The Horse? Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm

“Alzheimer: My intimate research into this unknown void. Capturing light and harnessing it to my deepest feelings, to explore, creating a language, the calligraphy of my soul.” Profoundly inspired by the reflections from stained-glass windows in a chapel Chaplin started capturing them on canvas. The series Oxymorons is her way of feeling things in abstraction: becoming a metaphor for life, expressing her feelings towards her father suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, sadness, distress, frustration, questioning the very meaning of life.

MARY CHAPLIN http://marychaplin-peintreluministe.com


▫︎ 21 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Mary Chaplin The Forgotten Doors Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm


Lynn Chen ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 22 ▫︎

Move with Good Intentions Rock painting on paper 130 x 65 cm

An Easterly Turbulence “The artwork is to express a scene of easterly turbulence which went with the handwrote Calligraphy of leisurely years; the passed long nights, and the overflowing of floral scent; and the Seal with red colorful printed out a glory. It is all following your heart of a move as well as a quiet mind.”

LY N N C H E N www.celesteprize.com/member/idu:96810/


▫︎ 23 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Kaya Cheung Chin Hang Nature Towards Freedom Series 1_01 Mineral pigment, collage, ink on ice paper 37 x 84 cm

Kaya Cheung hopes to achieve the concept of “aesthetics follows the content,” with works that are multi-faceted and cross-media with no fixed method. She also explores the possibilities of ink painting, through the material relations of mineral pigments, water, ink, and paper. Kaya believes that art and design can help elevate both body and spirit to a higher level.

K AYA C H E U N G C H I N H A N G www.kayacheungcreative.com


Paul Christener ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 24 ▫︎

In Search of Silence, Saint-Anna 16 x 24

In Search of Silence ““Nothing has changed the nature of man as much as the loss of silence,” wrote philosopher Max Picard after WWII. In 1953, the doomsday clock was two minutes to midnight. Today, the clock again is at two minutes to midnight. More than seven billion people live on earth. Megacities emerge and with them, mountains of waste. The earth is heating up. One song on Roger Waters latest album begins with the voice of Donald Trump. “Is this the life we really want?” Water asks. With my photos, I want to create a counterpoint by showing silent moments with the intention of taking the viewer away from the noise of everyday life.“

PAU L C H R I S T E N E R www.in-search-of-silence.art/winter


▫︎ 25 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Paul Christener In Search of Silence, Turner 16 x 24


Gunilla Daga ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 26 ▫︎

Serie Bleu 7 Acrylic, charcoal and pastel crayons on Hahnemühle paper 18 x 25 cm

“My art is about existence; life. Being a human, a woman.” In John Austins words; “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


▫︎ 27 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Gunilla Daga Serie Bleu 8 Acrylic, charcoal and pastel crayons on Hahnemühle paper 18 x 25 cm


Barrie Dale ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 28 ▫︎

Four Edges Giclee print 43 x 28 cm

“I am interested in the ways that images of natural forms can convey artistic ideas unrelated to subject matter. I value images that are accessible to the camera but not to the eye. I use no artificial aids or manipulative software.”

BARRIE DALE www.wildhaven.co.uk


▫︎ 29 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Barrie Dale A Trace Upon the Fabric of Time Giclee print 36 x 28 cm


Daniel Dociu ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 30 ▫︎

Crucible Mothership II Digital media Print dimensions may vary

DANIEL DOCIU https://www.artstation.com/daniel_dociu


▫︎ 31 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Daniel Dociu Blowfish Digital media Print dimensions may vary


Andrey Epishin ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 32 ▫︎

Jump, 2017 Oil, cardboard 43 х 41 cm

“As a painter, I draw upon past experiences and current influences to create in oil and watercolor. Experiencing the world from an aesthetic point of view is fundamental to my art. Finding inspiration in everyday life, I regularly seek to interpret through my paintings the emotions and characters of the beings that surround me. My figurative watercolors and oil paintings juxtapose the realist technique with poetry subject matter, often exploring the nature and the human body.”

ANDREY EPISHIN www.epishin.com/fineart


▫︎ 33 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Constantin Gorelov Julia Foxy from Shadowed Paths Watercolor on paper 29 x 30 cm

“I believe that every artwork should contain moments of eroticism. This is a life-giving moment for all creation. It can be manifested in color, texture or composition. But there is nothing more impressive for me than woman’s look and power. Eroticism is an intonation that awakens the desire to live. Such a moment is never expressed directly this is what remains between the lines and words. I want to reflect the human experience of feelings and emotions.”

C O N S TA N T I N G O R E LO V www.instagram.com/costagorelov


Egon Gade Artwork ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 34 ▫︎

Objekt 9 Poppy Digital Photograph Hahnemuhle William Turner 60 x 84 cm

“I am born and living in Denmark, a Nordic country with neighbours like Sweden and Norway. We have a special Nordic simplicity characterized by our nature, a special light. To me, it is to continue this completely natural simplicity in my pictures. I don’t see a natural reproduction of the motive but a composition, an atmosphere and colour moods. Reaching the final work I use my intuition and experience from a long carrier as a professional photographer.”

EGON GADE ARTWORK https://www.egongadeartwork.com


▫︎ 35 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Egon Gade Artwork Trollstigen 6 Digital Photograph Diamount Plexi 3mm 80 x 120 cm


Mara Galvão ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 36 ▫︎

When The Sky Touches My Heart Mixed media 48 x 36 in.

Brazilian, self-taught artist, Mara Galvão lives in the SF Bay Area with her family since 2000. Her work is an expression of her passion for the beautiful country she was born in. Her paintings reveal the raw, rustic and natural elements present in Brazil as well as the rich, colorful and spontaneous cultural aspects of it.

M A R A G A LVÃ O www.maragalvao.com


▫︎ 37 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Mara Galvão Inner Thoughts Mixed media 60 x 36 in.


Michael Ian Goulding ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 38 ▫︎

Aileen XXXVIII Digital Capture Photograph 11 x 14 in. (Printed)

“My work celebrates the beauty of the female form and spirit. I strive for my work to be uplifting, celebratory and aesthetically pleasing, yet rich in complexity, causing the viewer to repeatedly return to the piece to find something new. While my aesthetic sense springs from a wonder at the variety and mystery of the body’s physical reality, my photographs are primarily aimed at recording the beauty of the female form from an abstract point of view.”

MICHAEL IAN GOULDING www.gouldingphotography.com


▫︎ 39 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Miya Hannan The Story of the Sphenoid Bone Ceramics, epoxy, bone ash, ash on paper 6 x 16 x 12 in.

“Our society values youth more than age and progress more than tradition, resulting in death being treated as a taboo. Working in the medical field in Japan, a country with many superstitions, gave me the ability to perceive the world from two contrasting perspectives. Over time, I came to view the world as layers and linkages of human lives and histories. My work, influenced by Asian philosophy and rituals, archaeology, as well as my scientific knowledge, represents my understanding of the importance of accepting death on a larger level. In my artwork, I am interested in creating unity of the opposites that constitute our world. I present my view of death as another form of being alive.”

M I YA H A N N A N www.miyahannan.com


Marek Grychczynski ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 40 ▫︎

MENTAL FOG Digital media 20 x 16 in. or similar proportions

“Eclectic in my interests, I’m highly influenced in my art by a passion for ancient civilisations and nature. I’m seeking to synthesise the tangible world with a metaphysical one. In this ‘alternative world,’ my artistic fables and abstractions take on a life and reality of their own.”

M A R E K G R YC H C Z Y N S K I https://www.gryhen.com


▫︎ 41 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Marek Grychczynski TIGER SKIN Digital media 20 x 16 in. or similar proportions


Garry D Harley ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 42 ▫︎

Port Of Entry No. 1 Archival pigment ink on canvas 30 x 30 in.

“As the affluent, rich and powerful debate and consider the plight of the poor, refugee, immigrant, and asylum seeker their leaders contrive and stage-manage an assault on humanity’s values sweeping many good souls into torment, limbo, and temporal punishment. The Port of Entry is a place of judgment.”

GARRY D HARLEY www.GarryHarleySTUDIOS.com


▫︎ 43 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Garry D Harley Port Of Entry No. 2 Archival pigment ink on canvas 30 x 30 in.


Alexandra Hunter ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 44 ▫︎

The Wishing Garden Acrylic and collage elements on linen 36 x 24 in.

“A deeply contemplative and intuitive process, my paintings capture a prophetic dreamscape on canvas, a world I invite the viewer to enter. Themes of peace, hope, spirit, and quietude permeate my work. Influenced by postwar abstract expressionism, my rich, textural abstracts and botanicals are exhibited in Canada and Mexico and are in private and corporate collections in Canada, the US, Mexico, and the UK. I divide my time between Victoria and Waterloo, Canada, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.”

ALEXANDRA HUNTER http://alexandrahunter.ca


▫︎ 45 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Alexandra Hunter Healing on the Wing Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 in.


Eric Christopher Jackson ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 46 ▫︎

Rest Photograph 40 x 60 in.

“Every scene has a story to tell. Every story has a personality of its own. No matter how small the subject, each one cries for attention. I want to give them a chance to be heard.”

E R I C C H R I S TO P H E R J A C K S O N www.byecj.com


▫︎ 47 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Martyna Jastrzebska Tales Of The Old Continent Vol.1 Part of an installation, Neon 42 x 217 x 10 cm

Martyna Jastrzębska (1987) - multimedia artist, a graduate and a Ph.D. candidate at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, she works at the Intermedia department. Redefining contexts for symbols and objects present in common perception and working on the conception of identity and memory set the direction of her former and current artistic activity.

MARTYNA JASTRZEBSKA www.martyna-jastrzebska.com


Nancy Ellen Jones ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 48 ▫︎

That Which Is Most Important Is Often Unseen, 2017 Photo encaustic on wood panel, gold pigment, graphite 12 x 12 in.

“These photo-encaustics speak to the transient nature of context and the human condition. Inspired by the Henry Scott Holland poem ‘Death Is Nothing At All,’ this series, like the poem, asks the viewer to consider loss through the lens of the familiar and unchanged. The intervention and obfuscation of the photographic image by wax, pigment, and graphite speak to death’s ineffable ability to shift our perception and value of a space or object while leaving its physicality untouched.”

NANCY ELLEN JONES www.nancyellenjones.com


▫︎ 49 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Simon Jugovic Fink Jupiterism (from Cycle Screens), 2010 Oil on wood 100 x 150 cm

“Despite the dominance of new media, I remain faithful to the interpretation of content through the basic elements of visual composition, and traditional painting techniques. However, my methods and principles of displaying images are rooted in the way we view the world today: through our screens.”

SIMON JUGOVIC FINK https://circle-arts.com/simon-jugovic-fink


Shigeru K ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 50 ▫︎

Concerto of Light and Shadow Digital print 60 x 84 cm

Influenced by comics such as works by Osamu Tezuka, Shigeru K grew up drawing illustrations. After 30 years of teaching Science after retirement, he has been able to focus on his fine art practice. Shigeru draws everyday life scenes of ordinary people and natural landscapes, using pens and then scans those sketches to further process them with digital tools. He wishes to share his happy world with many people through his artworks.

SHIGERU K https://www.shigeruk.com


▫︎ 51 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Carol Lynn Kirchner Pidgeon Watercolor 13.5 x 16.25 in.

“All of my work is inspired by nature. I either work very realistic or abstract. This balances my interest and feelings.”

C A R O L LY N N K I R C H N E R WingsNorth.com


Jean Marc La Roque ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 52 ▫︎

Beacon Digital photograph 100 x 80 cm

Jean-Marc La Roque was born in Cherbourg, a seaport in Normandy, north west France. He has worked as a professional photographer for the last 35 years, and Melbourne, Australia, has been his home for the last 40 years. Jean-Marc is an award-winning photographer and has extensive experience in the Asia- Pacific region. He has specialised in large-scale industrial, shipping and architectural photography and has been very successful in commercial photography and corporate portraits.

JEAN MARC LA ROQUE www.jeanmarclaroque.com


▫︎ 53 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Jerome Chia-Horng Lin The Colorful Egg Hidden From Regular Folks Oil on canvas 116.5 x 91 cm

“For myself, I am fascinated by the wonders of Mother Nature. Moreover, I am also attracted by the vastness of the human mind. While I find scenarios in nature captivating, the exploration of the images generated by our mind is sometimes more mysterious and enticing. I like to believe that I am on a spiritual journey, but I am reluctant to clearly define that path. So, I constantly explore and am open to the possibilities of my art.”

JEROME CHIA-HORNG LIN www.jeromelin.net


Gunter Langer ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 54 ▫︎

Leiser Traum Acrylic watercolor pencil 76 x 56 cm

“In my work, my role models lead me. For me, role models are works of art in which I see a high standard. The representation of people is a challenge for me.”

GUNTER LANGER www.gunter-langer.de


▫︎ 55 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Gunter Langer Traumversunken Pencil 59 x 42 cm


Siegfried Lehmann ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 56 ▫︎

Winding Path Acrylic on wood with 3D elements 80 x 100 cm

“In my artworks, I repeatedly put ideas from every day’s reality into geometric-poetic compositions of great clarity, combined with suggestions from the subconscious. The issues of our time are reflected in my works, shown in my fantastic-realistic-subjective imagery. At the same time, I am not fixed on an art style or a genre, but my works are characterized by diversity, variety and the interplay of assorted styles, combined with new unprecedented ideas.”

SIEGFRIED LEHMANN www.sl-creartion.de


▫︎ 57 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Siegfried Lehmann Modern Gardens Acrylic on wood with 3D elements 80 x 100 cm


Debbie O Lucas ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 58 ▫︎

Cozumel Water Abstract #7 Photograph

“I tend to see things that many people cannot, particularly when it comes to water. I am attracted to water - it energises me and at the same time soothes my soul. I love to photograph reflections and create abstract images of commonplace scenes and objects, transforming the real into the surreal, blurring those soft boundaries between photography and painting.”

D E B B I E O LU C A S www.debbieophotography.com


▫︎ 59 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Debbie O Lucas

Reflections Study #54 Photograph


Marilyn MacGregor ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 60 ▫︎

Spain Seville Cathedral Archival print 12 x 16 in.

“My work, created from original on-the-spot sketchbook drawing, is expressive and colorful, with a fine sense of place and spirit. The combination of drawing with digital color, a happy blend of old and new artistic techniques, makes for fresh, lively scenes that evoke good times in beautiful places.”

M A R I LY N M A C G R E G O R www.macgregor-art.com


▫︎ 61 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Julie Moss Rock Garden, 2018 Oil on paper 70 x 53 cm

“My oil paintings are like signposts pointing towards a felt understanding of a given experience or an aspect that illuminates being human, they form a colorful map, which may accurately describe the terrain, but it is still not the terrain itself. I find I am repeatedly drawn to a particular location in order to better understand it, such as pockets of wilderness and private gardens. By using the transformative power of nature, I hope to shed light and awareness on what lies hidden.”

JULIE MOSS www.juliemossfineart.co.uk


Stephen Mangum ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 62 ▫︎

Eric Oil on linen 80 x 64 in.

Representational painter from San Francisco, Stephen Mangum was born 1954 in Mississippi and is graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. Mangum has been juried into and won awards in many competitions with work published in numerous magazines and journals. Painting in an expressive realist style, his most recent works are large-scale portraits of ordinary people from chance encounters, in which he seeks to find the beauty inherent in sheer humanness. Mangum’s work is collected across the U.S.

STEPHEN MANGUM www.stephenmangum.art


▫︎ 63 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Stephen Mangum Constance Oil on linen 80 x 64 in.


Volker Mayr ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 64 ▫︎

Wild Thing Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm

“I paint intuitively and emotionally: I want to trigger impulses that make the soul of the viewer vibrate. My artworks as a medium that captures the imagination of others.”

V O L K E R M AY R www.volker-mayr.de


▫︎ 65 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Volker Mayr Spring Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm


Allisdhair McNaull ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 66 ▫︎

In Limbo Limited Edition Photograph of 25, HD metal print 60 x 40 cm

“ I become completely absorbed in the moment of creation blending color, light and, movement, capturing a unique, unrepeatable moment, a meditation captured as a photograph.”

A L L I S D H A I R M C N AU L L http://www.allisdhairart.co.uk


▫︎ 67 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Noel Myles LOST AT SEA Digital photograph, staples, eyelet, finger prints, stamp marks, cup stains. 76 x 61 cm

NOEL MYLES www.noelmyles.co.uk


Keiko Nabila Yamazaki ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 68 ▫︎

Still Life Digital 8.5 x 11 in.

New York-based Illustrator and Surface Designer from Jakarta, Indonesia, Keiko’s works are thematically playful and child-like, reminiscent of the cartoons of her childhood. Her work focuses on passion, emotion, exploration, and visual aesthetics. Keiko uses a diverse range of media, from digital art to gouache painting. Color is a very important aspect in her work, and her palettes are inspired by fashion, movies, and nature.

K E I KO N A B I L A YA M A Z A K I www.knyamazaki.com


▫︎ 69 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Paul Nam Nonchalant Acrylic on paper 10 x 13 in.

Paul Nam’s experimental and painterly pop representations transform and subvert magazine advertisements into psychologically charged narratives and poetic vignettes. The playful exchange of figure and ground manifest surreal events.

PAU L N A M www.paulnam.com


Federico Pisciotta ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 70 ▫︎

The Shower, 2015 Mixed media and oil on shaped wood, plexiglass and RGB LED lamps 70 x 70 cm

Born in 1975 and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Federico Pisciotta has participated in international exhibitions and art fairs in Rome, Milan, Monaco, London, New York, Miami, San Diego, Santa Fe and The Hamptons. His works incorporate backlit player buttons to recall the obsessive presence of informatics iconography.

F E D E R I C O P I S C I OT TA www.federicopisciotta.com


▫︎ 71 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Federico Pisciotta Without Religion, 2015 Media and oil on shaped wood, plexiglass and RGB LED lamps 124,5 x 98 cm


Olivier Pringal ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 72 ▫︎

Lassitude and City By Night Both works: Chalk pastel on black paper 50 x 70 cm

“Born in the north of France, I was always impressed by the way Flemish and Dutch painters working with light, and also enjoyed modern art, dark-light photography, drawings and realistic tattooing. Mixing these different influences, I gradually abandoned the pencil to use only dry pastel chalk and oil on black paper. I am now working to capture an emotion, a look, the movement struck by this light that defines the style of my works.”

OLIVIER PRINGAL http://www.drawing-art74.com


▫︎ 73 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Molly Scannell Broken Hearts Digital collage 12 x 12 in.

“When I look at an image, I see it for what it can become. Realism is riddled with anxiety-induced pressure. I prefer collage. I manipulate to expand the story, creating digitally and in real life with keys and clicks and scissors and glue. I often distort or erase faces. Replace identity with landscapes, color and shape. This allows viewers to bring their own impressions.”

M O L LY S C A N N E L L www.instagram.com/a_collage


Greta Schnall ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 74 ▫︎

White Village Digital media 80 x 70 cm

“My main focus is photography with extreme digital editing processing. This means that I am creating pictures and graphics from architectural, natural and abstract subjects with often surreal components. My favorite themes are front faces of modern buildings or parts of them, which I’m digitally editing and finally changing it into an abstract digital creation.”

G R E TA S C H N A L L http://portfolio.fotocommunity.de/greta-schnalls-portfolio


▫︎ 75 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Chris Thomas Peggy’s Lighthouse Study #2-2017 Dye-Sublimation on Aluminum 40 x 40 in.

“I was mentored by great Art Directors and Photo Editors. This enabled my skipping art school completely. I pitched my creative ideas directly to “enablers.” My artistic abilities enabled assignments with the world’s largest Ad Agencies and Corporations. This funded my rapid development as a working artist. I don’t do commercial work anymore; I’m a working artist, who’s been around...”

CHRIS THOMAS www.christhomas.com


Bernd Steinert ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 76 ▫︎

Untitled Mixed media on paper 42,5 x 30 cm

“In the works of the series ‘Primordial Forms,’ I search our collective pictorial memory for fundamental signs, symbols or forms that are applied in all human beings. The pictures show a kind of archaic original language, which should be accessible to all of us.”

BERND STEINERT https://mitglieder.bbk-sachsenanhalt.de/bernd-steinert


▫︎ 77 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Bernd Steinert White Room II Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm


N H Teetelli ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 78 ▫︎

Desert Pampas II Digital Photography - Pigment Ink on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper 24 x 24 in.

“There is much beauty to behold in this world, moments that the eye captures, the wonders it sees... moments that should be committed to perpetual memory, but sadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, to capture them in my mind’s eye, and through my lens, transforming each image so that I can share them with others in hope they too may see what I see and find equal enjoyment.”

N H TEETELLI www.teetelli.com


▫︎ 79 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ N H Teetelli Nocturnal Imagination II Digital Photography - Pigment Ink on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper 32 x 25 in.


Robert van de Graaf ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 80 ▫︎

Second Angel Pouring out His Bowl on the Sea Oil on linen 140 x 200 cm

Robert van de Graaf is interested in the connection between the mystic of this world, and all its elements (the sea, the sky, nature, fire, light, and darkness), and the sense and the dimension of the other world. Myths, mystical places or stories, from history and present days are the source of inspiration for his artworks.

R O B E R T VA N D E G R A A F www.robertvandegraaf.com


▫︎ 81 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Zephyra Vun Here Is The House Pencil on paper 24 x 36 in.

Vun’s ultimate intention with her art is to rigorously investigate the diverse meanings of architecture, while simultaneously disclosing the creation process as a prominent feature. Whether directly through the subject matter of her art or through a live art performance, Vun stimulates conversations and provokes ideas about the relationship between architecture and process. The work of anARCHI design is rooted in translating design ideas through more relatable conditions; imaginatively expressing architecture through the subjective context of visual art.

ZEPHYRA VUN www.anarchi-design.com


Roxana Werner ▫ Spotlight 8 ▫︎ 82 ▫︎

Las Mujeres del Salitre Oil on canvas and mixed media 90 x 110 cm

“I research the culture of places that inspire me. I use oil and mixed techniques to paint. My professional career is cemented on national and international exhibitions. An UNESCO solo exhibition Paris-France was a highlight.”

R OX A N A W E R N E R www.roxanawerner.cl


▫︎ 83 ▫︎ Spotlight 8 ▫ Roxana Werner La Pérgola del Hotel - La Pérgola del Minero Oil on canvas and mixed media 115 x 135 cm


Nan Xu ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 84 ▫︎

Resurrection Valley Oil on canvas 48 x 72 in.

Nan Xu was born in China and after graduating from New York Academy of Art, she started to develop a style of magic realism. Her works are talking about the communication of the unknown energy between nature and human through the event of nature or civilization transformation. She uses landscape of both city view and nature view to talk about the role of humanity in nature and the inspiration human gets from nature.

NAN XU www.nanxuart.com


▫︎ 85 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Evgeny Yakovlev Garnet, 2017 Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

“I dreamed of designing houses and cities, and then it turned out that I started designing the whole world. - without borders, and without limitations, with its laws, and its philosophy. A world that I do not know at all, but the more interesting it is to dive into it and recognize it. Moreover, this is my world, and it’s up to me to decide what it should be like. I began.“

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


Kyle Yip ▫ Spotlight 9 ▫︎ 86 ▫︎

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.

“We live in the segregating dimension of physicality. This is how we are able to view things. Our minds work in duality to create three-dimensional space, stereo sound, and language we can comprehend. Our external and internal perceptions are opposing sides of the same coin. They are inextricably linked and cannot be separated. Our perspective on reality is consequently divided​- ​thesis, antithesis; space, negative space; matter, antimatter.”

KYLE YIP www.kyleyip.com


▫︎ 87 ▫︎ Spotlight 9 ▫ Kyle Yip Pepto-Abysmal Acrylic and resin on wood panel 48 x 36 in.


Daniel Dociu Place of Pilgrimage Digital Media Print dimensions may vary


9 Daniel Dociu Place of Pilgrimage Digital Media Print dimensions may vary

Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine | 9  

We introduce you to 60 mid-career and established, international artists working in a variety of discipline. From painting, sculpture, photo...

Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine | 9  

We introduce you to 60 mid-career and established, international artists working in a variety of discipline. From painting, sculpture, photo...

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