22 - 25 January / CATALOGUE
International Contemporary Art Fair for Independent Artists
ARTROOMS 2016 International Contemporary Art Fair for Independent Artists 22 - 25 January 2016
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INAS AL-SOQI UNITED STATES
With multiple residencies and gallery shows in countries all over the world, including Venice, Amsterdam, Marrakesh, England and New York, Inas has a wealth of life experience and a clarity of self exploration that only travel can bring. Matching that with her impressive array of certificates from Boston’s Tufts University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, she has wasted no time in becoming one of New York’s most impressive collage artists. Growing up in both Kuwait and Romania, she found her experiences and education restricted to the very specific teachings of both Muslim and Communist beliefs, sewing the seeds for a very distinct mix of artistic processes linked heavily with local traditions and lifestyles. Blooming in the shadow of this somewhat restrictive artistic approach, Inas began to draw a new world of her creating that allowed for the expression she craved. “The way they teach in the Arab world, you can’t really depict real world things. I started to draw sandcastles, and imaginary doors.
You would have to interact with the piece of paper somehow to get through the door. In some ways that was the start to my collage.” Solo Exhibitions: 2015 - The Gypsy Storyteller, Gitana Rosa, Brooklyn, NY Inas Al-soqi at Van Gogh Huis, Van Gogh Huis Museum, Zundert, The Netherlands Paint Pens Collective, San Francisco, CA 2014 - OiVaVoi Studio and Gallery, Catello 996, Venice, Italy 2012 - Across the Pond and Back, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA2012 Collage Installation at MC Theater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Detail Oriented, POP-UP Gallery 2011 - Inas Al-soqi, Brooklyn Tea Party, Brooklyn, NY
DIEGO BALDOIN ITALY
Born in 1973 in Moncalieri, Diego Baldoin’s art plays with fiction, game and illusion. He was shortlisted for the Gemini Prize in 2014 and has exhibited in several countries in Europe and in the US. Selected exhibitions : 2014 Gemini Art Prize, Finalist Exhibition, gallery TRISPACE / London (collective) 2014 L’impossibile su questa terra non esiste (A tribute to Gustavo Rol), club SAMO / Turin, curated by L. Lo Cascio (collective) 2014 International Art LGBTE S.A.L.I.G.I.A., EX MANIFATTURA TABACCHI / Turin, curated by S. Pedron (collective) 2014 New York Now!, gallery FACTORY-ART / New York. (collective) 2013 Terza Rassegna Contemporanea, museum CA’DEI CARRARES / Treviso, curated by D. Buso, text by C. Gallian. (collective) 2013 I Biennale del disegno e acquerello, space CASTLE OF LEVIZZANO / Modena, curated by C. Baldi.(collective) 2010 A Game?, space TOBOX / Turin, text by C. Canali. (solo) 2007 18 International Kunslter ASSOCIAZIONE MONTESSORI / Salzgitter Lebenstedt, project gallery BIANCA MARIA RIZZI / Milan. (charity auction) 2007 Piccoli formati della realt, gallery ANTONIO BATTAGLIA / Milan. (collective) 2006 15 volte 1 volto, gallery FEDERICA GHIZZONI / Milan, curated by C.Canali. (collective) 2006 Transumart, space PESCHIERA BEDONIA / Bedonia PR project gallery BIANCA MARIA RIZZI / Milan, text by C Canali. (collective) 2005 Clonazioni, gallery BIANCA MARIA RIZZI / Milan, curated by C. Canali. (solo) 2005 Caro Babbo Natale, gallery AUS 18 / Milan, curated by C. Antolini. (collective)
EMILY BEZA UNITED KINGDOM
British artist of Romanian parentage, she successfully completed her Masters Degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins’ College of Art and Design. She has exhibited in such diverse places as the British Embassy in Moscow, Gallery Dream, Seoul in South Korea and The Romanian Cultural Institute in London. Artworks feature in various collections in the USA, UK, Norway, France, Romania and Hong Kong.
*AWARDS : 1999 Aidan Threlfall Memorial Award for Travel-The Goldsmiths Company 1998 The Conard Travel Award –The Skinners Company
2000 Art works were featured on the following Television Channels: Carlton – “Young Gifted & Broke” UK TV Living – “Real Dating”
2014 : The Other Art Fair, Ambicka P3, Marylebone, London (April 2014) 2013 : Shortlisted for the August 2013 Summer Cork Street Open Exhibition, Royal College of Art “Secret” postcard exhibition Creekside Artists Open Studios, London 2011 : The essence of Drawing, Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston Super Mare Royal College of Art “Secret” postcard exhibition 2010 : Edge – Group Show – Degreeart.com Gallery, London. Op art and its Influence, Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston Super Mare.
2006 TVR Romanian Cultural and International Channels: Documentary entitled “Lumea Si Noi” (The World and Us) under the sub heading “Generatii” (Generations) *PUBLICATIONS : Cork Street Open Exhibition Catalogue August 2013 The Pastel Society 94th Annual Exhibition Catalogue September 1993
JOHN BRENNAN UNITED KINGDOM
OOverall winner of the 2015 ArtGemini Prize and finalist in the 2015 Arte Laguna Prize, John Brennan’s painting centres around emotional conflict and ambiguity, within works suffused by cultural influences ranging from vintage British television sci-fi and adventure series, to the world of the unexplained, twentieth century military history and the paranoia of the Cold War era. Brennan began exhibiting his work in 2013, following several years spent developing his practice in the privacy of the studio. In that same year, he was a finalist in seven open call prizes and exhibitions including Creekside, Neo, Worcester, Ludlow and The National Open Art Exhibition. He originally studied illustration and led a successful career as an illustrator in London throughout the nineties. Whilst working as a photographer, during a period of creative refocusing in 2009, he recognised a growing urge for self expression as a fine artist. At the same time, he rediscovered his love of painting, both as a medium and a process. His work is characterised by a sense of ambiguity and unease, the world of the unknown and the enigmatic.
KIT BROWN UNITED KINGDOM
Education: 1985 – 1988, Liverpool Polytechnic, studied BA (hons) Graphic Design - Illustration 1984 – 1985, Liverpool Polytechnic, studied Diploma Foundation Studies in Art & Design Group Exhibitions: 2015 - Bankley Open Call, Bankley Studios, Manchester 2015 - Oxford Artweeks, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford 2015 - Beers Contemporary Visions V (shortlisted) 2014 - Oxford Artweeks, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford 2014 - Royal Academy Summer Show (shortlisted) 2014 - OX4 Magdalen Road Studios Artists, 03 Gallery, Oxford 2013 - Bankley Open Call, Bankley Studios, Manchester 2013 - HELP - Hollow Earth London Painters, SIX Space, Bournemouth 2013 - Ludlow Open, Harley Centre, Ludlow 2013 - Worcester Open, Worcester City Art Gallery, Worcester
London based artist, b. 1989, Southport. Graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, 2012, awarded a first class degree in Fine Art. Filling space with (time-based) ‘content’. Rhythm. It is almost-nothing but becomes ‘everything’ that matters. It is stretched and copied and repeated and isolated. It is forced to move. Or, its movements are captured, however slight. Its composition is exposed. Rhythm, as a cognition of difference. Movement as a catalyst to explore visual and physical properties of sound. ‘Images’ that are ‘Objects’ that attempt to (de-)construct both. ‘Scrambling’ components of ‘experience’, searching for potential. Filling space with (time-based) ‘content’. Rhythm. It is almost-nothing but becomes ‘everything’ that matters. It is stretched and copied and repeated and isolated. It is forced to move. Or, its movements are captured, however slight. Its composition is exposed. Rhythm, as a cognition of difference. Movement as a catalyst to explore visual and physical properties of sound. ‘Images’ that are ‘Objects’ that attempt to (de-)construct both. ‘Scrambling’ components of ‘experience’, searching for potential.
MICHAEL CHEUNG HONG KONG
Michael Cheung is a Chinese visual artist based in HONG KONG. Growing up in HONG KONG where East meets West, Michael is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture. Michael Cheung (born 1978 in Hong Kong) belongs to a new generation of Hong Kong artists. His approach is edgy, sophisticated and creative one that understands the value of good art. His art creation is deeply embedded within perception, memory, identity and communication in contemporary life. A self-taught artist, trained as a graphic designer, he has exhibited in New York, Seoul, Berlin, Copenhagen,Moscow , with magazines such as Don’t Panic magazine. He always seeking challenging projects to expand his artistic repertoire.
Solo Exhibition : DEC 2013 : From China with Love exhibition, MuseOrfeo Home Gallery, Bologna, Italy Group Exhibition: JUL 2015 : “Art Monaco 2015”, Art fair, Monaco, France JUN 2015 : Six Sense Exhibition, DEVE gallery, Moscow, Russia APR 2015 : Kolner Liste 2015 Exhibition, Cologne, Germany SEP 2014 : Art Copenhagen 2014, Art fair, Copenhagen, Denmark MAY 2014 : Cutlog NY 2014, Art fair, New York, USA MAY 2014 : Under One Roof Exhibition, Gum gallery, Moscow, Russia MAR 2014 : Figure and Portrait Exhibition, ARTEBO Gallery, Bologna, Italy DEC 2013 : Art Edition 2013, art fair Seoul, South Korea JUL 2013 : Art Cloud #4 -Festival of Contemporary Vision Exhibition, Multiverse gallery, Florence, Italy DEC 2012 : The end Exhibition, Miami Beach Regional Library, Miami, USA JUN 2012 : Silence is a lie exhibition, SEZ-Berlin , Berlin, Germany
ANNA CORTADA SPAIN
My name is Anna and I’m 25 years old. On July 2013 I graduated at the Fashion design school FDmoda (Felicidad Duce in Barcelona). Since I was a child I’ve been drawing and painting every day, I used to draw and make up stories to understand the world. This is how I started making a simple stories and simple fashion designs. I express myself with colours, textures and imagination. That is what I do. - Designer at Social Fashion Monsters Brand. Designer, patterns, styling,photo shootings, fashion shows, prints. (2013–Actually) - Artist, exhibition in castell de Montesquiu (28 febrary–29 march 2015) - Illustrator personality people for a project. (August-September 2014) - Design and patterns masks for a Krizia Robustella designer in 080 Fashion Week Barcelona (June 2014) - Social Fashion Monsters–catwalk in Bedfordshire Music & Fashion show, Bedford, UK (11 July 2015) - Social Fashion Monsters exhibition in Sant Jaume Hospital, Manlleu (May/June/July 2015) - Social Fashion Monsters exhibition–catwalk in Bar Miguel, Aiguafreda (5 April 2015) - Social Fashion Monsters exhibition in Drap-Art Barcelona, (18 December 2014) - Social Fashion Monsters exhibition in restaurant Tapetes Vic.tor, Vic (July-August 2014) - Social Fashion Monsters ’exhibition in La mostra de joves creadors 2014, Barcelona (3 april 2014) - Social Fashion Monsters ’exhibition in The Brick Lane Art Gallery, London (5-17 march 2014) - We art Festival- Braking Bad Exhibition (October–November 2013) - Collective exhibition in centre civic la Barceloneta (November- January 2013/2014) - Central 134 exhibition (November- January 2013/2014)
SARKA DARTON CZECH REPUBLIC
Addressing issues of identity and the relationship between people, places and architecture, my art is about the process of looking and seeing: our awareness of the time and space that we occupy. Like many artists who come to live in a different country to that of their childhood and adolescence, I see my own identity as somewhat ambiguous and use my art as a means of working through this ambiguity.
2005 she graduated from the University of Chichester with a first-class degree in Fine Art and in 2007; she received an academic scholarship to study PgDip in Painting and Drawing at West Dean College, which she has completed in 2008 with distinction.
Always looking for new ways in which my art will create a space, rather than simply occupy it, my aim is to give the viewer a sense of being within the work and not just standing in front of it. Each exhibit in this show will have its own entity, but collectively they tell a story, a narrative open to individual interpretation, inviting the viewers into a playful dialogue of their own thoughts.
Her postgraduate career has seen her undertake several private and corporate commissions for mural paintings, including one for the Earl of March, GoodWood, West Sussex, UK.
Darton studied Art and Design in SUPS Turnov, Czech Republic, specialising in stonecutting and engraving before winning an academic scholarship to study enamelling at Dresden School of Art and Design, Germany in 1987.
“Michelangelo Award” for contemporary sculpture, Rome, Itali. 2015 “International Lorenzo il Magnifico”, for installation, XFlorence Biennale, Itali. 2015 “EWAAC”, East and West Artist Award, UK. 2014 Chichester Observer, 2005, 2008, 2011,2013, 2015 BBC – Glorious Goodwood, 2005 Country Life, 2005
After a short career as a restorer of paintings and wooden sculptures at the Museum of Eastern Bohemia, Darton moved to the UK in 1993 where she studied jewellery and
In 2015 Darton received MFA (Master of Fine Art) awarded by the University of Sussex.
Awards & Exhibitions
ROBERT LEE DAVIS UNITED KINGDOM
Born in Virginia, USA, Robert Lee Davis is a Melbourne-based artist who has lived and worked as an artist and arts educator in China, Egypt, USA and Australia. Working across painting and collage the artist has held group and solo exhibitions in China and Australia including Different Species (ifa Gallery,Shanghai, China, 2011), We Know Where We Want to Go–Bu Wen Bu Wen, (YK Art Space, Shanghai, China, 2010) and Discoveries (Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, 2011). Continually collecting conversations and images from the people and places he encounters, the artist constructs poetic visual-scraps, which address themes of memory and conversation. Currently he is doing a residency at The American School in London. SOLO EXHIBITIONS FEBRUARY – MARCH 2014 Melbourne, Australia, Then, Now and Everything in Between Fortyfivedownstairs NOVEMBER 2011 Shanghai, China Different Species IFA Gallery AUGUST 2010 Shanghai, China We Know Where We Want To Go, Bu Wen Bu Wen, YK
APRIL 2009 Shanghai, China, DISCOVERIES, Le Passage Fuxing Lu West JUNE 2004, Shanghai, China, PASSAGES, Fuxing Lu West SELECTED EXHIBITIONS OCTOBER 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Maritime Art Award and Exhibition Finalist, Mission to Seafarers SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER 2014, Melbourne, Australia, New Ports, New Shores, New Works, The Maritime Porthole Gallery AUGUST–SEPTEMBER 2014, Melbourne, Australia, MooneeFest Residency Exhibition, mooneeartspace.com DECEMBER–JANUARY 2014,Melbourne, Australia, Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey Gallery DECEMBER–FEBRUARY 2013, QLD, Australia, Gold Coast Art Prize Finalist, Gold Coast City Gallery
ALESSANDRA DE CONSTANZO ITALY
While I was born just out of New York City, my family hails from a small island in the bay of Napoli, called Ischia. I spent a good part of my upbringing in England, where I began photographing on the streets of London. Photography allowed me to capture and better understand my ever-changing physical reality; it became a way for me to analyze different places, faces and cultures. It also gave me a sense of stability in my mobile lifestyle, as it allowed me to take each of these places with me wherever I wandered next. Upon my graduation from New York University this past May, I returned to London with a desire to pursue a professional career with my Media, Culture and Communications degree. I did a concentration in Image and Screen Studies as well as Global and Transcultural Communication, which has allowed me to give my pursuits as a photographer a more academic foundation. I am currently living, photographing and working as a freelance creative in London.
CLAUDIA DE GRANDI/ JOSHUA TENNENT UNITED KINGDOM/ USA
Selected Exhibitions: 2015: Solo photography exhibition, Ischia, Italia at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo NYU in New York, NY. I was honored to be the first student artist to exhibit at the Casa Italiana and participate in the annual academic conference. 2014: Solo photography exhibition Beyond Perception at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. 2011: Exhibited photographs as a part of The American School in London’s advanced placement art show. My photographs have been published by several publications, including The Village Voice, Pulse Radio, and Autobrennt. I served as the resident music and event photographer for an underground techno record label Sheik n Beik Records. In 2011, The National Student Press Association awarded me the Third Place Features Photograph of the year for work on The Standard newspaper. This competition included the works of all published student photojournalists in the United States as well as international schools globally.
Joshua Tennent is a classically trained musician from New York and currently living in Berlin. He has played in Carnegie Hall as a Classical guitarist and also produced electronic tracks that have been played in some of the largest clubs in the world. Joshua brings his unique skill set to a new project with the artist Claudia De Grandi, marrying music and art in order to create a deeper experience of light and sound. Claudia De Grandi is a visual artist graduated with a Masters degree in the Practice and Theory of Transnational Art with the University of the Arts, London. Brazilian born, living and working in East Sussex, UK, Claudia’s passion is travelling and experiencing different cultures and places around the globe. Exhibiting her art in the UK, Japan, Brazil and Europe she was recently awarded the ‘painters prize’ at the East and West Award competition, Pall Mall, London. She just completed a residency in Kyoto, Japan, where she exhibited her site specific series of paintings Sakura Zensen. This collaboration is the fulfilment of the artist’s vision of bringing visual art and music together in one space.
Residency : - Artist Residency Kyoto, Japan 2015 Solo Exhibitions: 2015: Sakura Zensen suite by Claudia De Grandi, Jarfo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan -10- 17 April 2014: The Ideal Landscape – An exhibition of Intaglio Printmaking’, Hastings Arts Forum Gallery, St Leonard- on -Sea, East Sussex, 22 May to 3 June 2012: The Walk About art performance by Claudia de Grandi - Pitinga beach Arcade Arraial D’ajuda - Bahia - Brazil 2011: New Paintings by Claudia de Grandi, The Loft, Basing House, London, E2 8AA 2011: New Paintings by Claudia de Grandi - Candid Arts, London 2007: ‘TropicaLand’ Digital Moving Image installation at the Panic Room Gallery, Kent 2006: ‘evoking dance’ Site Specific Performance at the Winter Garden, Greenwich, London 2005: Site Specific installation for the Battle Abbey Performing Art Centre, Battle, E. Sussex
ALE DINI ITALY
Graduated in Architecture at The University of Florence in 1995, I completed a Foundation Course in Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Art and Design (2009) and I graduated (BA) Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins in London in 2013. I practiced as an artist, architect and interior designer in Florence, where I was brought up, in Paris and London, where I lived for many years. I reside in London since 2001 and have fully dedicated myself to fine art since 2007.
CV 2015 Open Studios, Wimbledon Art Studios, London. Independent Living, Bishop Creighton House, London. Twelve, Menier Gallery, London. 2014 Wimbledon Art Studios, November Open Studios, London. Art 50, Loud & Western, London. Spranger - Long - Dini - Mohan, MP Birla Millennium Art Gallery, London. Crepuscular, The Crypt Gallery, London. Celebrate Difference, Rose Lipman Building, London. Wimbledon Art Studios, May Open Studios, London. 2013 Wimbledon Art Studios, November Open Studios, London. Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Candid Arts Galleries, London. WhereHouse, Bermondsey Project, London. CSM BA Fine Art Show, Central Saint Martins, London.
MELISSA EDER UNITED STATES
“Melissa Eder understands color.”Art F City, Monday Links: Spring Forward, by Paul Legault, March 9, 2015 Melissa Eder is an artist who creates photo-based projects that explore notions related to female identity, popular culture and kitsch. Ms. Eder received her B.F.A. in painting from Parsons School of Design in New York City where she studied with Sean Scully and M.F.A. in combined media from Hunter College in New York City where she studied with Robert Morris and received a Meritorious Award from the Alumni Association. As a visual artist, her work has been shown nationally and internationally in such venues as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York University’s Broadway Windows Gallery, Art in General, the Aperture Foundation, the Humble Arts Foundation, the Parlor Gallery, the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri and in Stadtlengsfeld, Germany where she created a permanent art installation in a former kindergarten. She was an artist-in-residence at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City, the SaltonstallFoundation in Ithaca, New York and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in NewSmyrna Beach, Florida as selected by photographer Graciela Iturbide. In 2011, her work was selected by Eric C. Shiner, the director of the Andy Warhol Museum for his curated exhibit on CurateNYC.
Her work was also chosen by Sarah Hasted for Photography Now, 2004, for the Photography Quarterly, Woodstock, New York. Her photo book “Can You Dig It? A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements” was included in a group show at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York. During the summer of 2014, her work was included in the Aperture Foundation’s Summer Open and was chosen from over 860 applicants. She was selected to design a piano for the public art project for Sing for Hope during the summer of 2013 that was displayed at Lincoln Center. She has received numerous grants including funding from the Puffin Foundation and two Manhattan Community Arts Fund grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Solo Exhibitions: 2002 “Sense of Herself”, Broadway Windows Gallery, New York University, New York, NY 1992 “State Controlled” (A Collaborative Installation with Adult Literacy Students from Lehman College), Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY 1992 “In Memoriam/A Journey Through a Fantasy’s Childhood and Adolescence”, Stadtlengsfeldt, Germany
BEATRIZ ELORZA SPAIN
Spanish Architect Beatriz Elorza, studied in Spain and in Italy.Trained with artist Leticia Ortiz de Urbina in mixed media and abstract conception. From 2011 to 2013 she was a member of ‘Art Students League of New York’, New York, studing with Frank O«Cain, Bruce Dorfman and Charles Hinman. Assistant to Bruce Dorfman from 2012 to 2013. Her works can be found at the Tsvetaev Museum Collection in Moscow, Russia: the Mauro Muriedas Museum, Torrelavega, Spain; the Wells Museum, Wells. She is represented by The Villa Americana Fine Art in New York and by Beatriz Balgoma Gallery adn Acuarela Gallery in Spain. Among attended art fairs: Feriarte IFEMA and Almoneda IFEMA, Madrid, Spain. SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Next Show: Anderson Contemporary, New York, February 2016. Spanierman Gallery (‘Breathing Colors’) April 2014, New York Parlamento de Cantabria (‘Mas Nueva York’) July 2013, Santander, Spain SMV Gallery Space , February 2013, New York Acuarela Gallery, October 2010, Santander, Spain.
Acuarela Gallery ,July 2012, Santander, Spain. Montsequi Gallery, September 2008, Madrid, Spain. COLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS: WAC Wells Museum, October 2015, Wells, Uk NIW Gallery, September 2015, Tokyo, Japan. Grant Bradley Gallery, August 2015, Bristol. Beatriz Balgoma Gallery, Jannuary 2015, Madrid. Spanierman Modern Gallery, ‘Summer Selections’ July 2014, New York. Westin Santiago de Chile, VanWardia SCL/NYC’ June 2014 , Chile. House Gallery, September 2013, London Spanierman Modern Gallery, ‘Summer Selections’ July 2013, New York. Rogue Gallery, March 2013, Chelsea, New York. Mauro Muriedas Museum ,Show ’Femenino Plural V’, Torrelavega, Spain. Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, ÊFebruary 2013, New York Manhattan Borough Presidents Offices, January 2013. New York
DELFINA EMMANUEL ITALY
Delfina Emmanuel was born in Sardinia, Italy but has called London home since the 1970s. Her love and passion for Ceramics was discovered very late in life under the wings of invaluable tutors like Steve Bucks, Christie Brown, Tessa Peters, Daphne Carnegie and Nigel Wood. Delfina’s inspiration stems from her birth island of Sardinia. The ceramic forms Delfina creates have been influenced by the delicate and fragile nature of living organisms found in the sea; such as the protruding coral structure tentacles, the huge variety of the porous sponges, how they take up different shapes and the porosity and pattern of their surface. Her works have been displayed in a variety of exhibitions such as Ceramic Art London, Plateaux Gallery, Mayfair and Contamporary Ceramic Centre to name but a few.
Exhibitions : 2012 : Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London 2011 : ‘Seapots, Teapots’, Atelier 2 Ceramica, Cascais, Portugal ‘Handmade in Britain’, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London Designer Crafts at the Mall Galleries, London Harrow Open Studios, London Plateaux Gallery, Mayfair, London Mall Galleries, London 2010 : British Contemporary Ceramics, London 2009 : The Octagon, Whichford Pottery, Warwickshire The Ice House, London 2008 : SDC Gallery, London
JAKE FRANCIS UNITED KINGDOM
Jake Francis is a recent fine art graduate from Norwich University of the Arts, and he’s currently wondering what that actually means.Through cynicism and sardonic humour, my practice can be characterised as a set of wobbly punch lines. By using everyday objects and visual puns I attempt to redefine the mundane furnishings that surround us. It is in this process of appropriation that the art world is both celebrated and mocked, similar to how a school bully pulls on the hair of a girl he truly loves. Even my own disposition is brought into this stream of parody, acknowledging the uselessness I feel as a ready made artist. In short, the artistic practice I pursue is destructive, playful, immature and cloying; it can be pretty much summed up through any episode of Tom and Jerry. Awards : Shades of Yellow 2015 - Eye-roller
JONATHAN GERSHON UNITED KINGDOM/ISRAEL
My work is intrinsically interdisciplinary, and I produce both single- and multi-media pieces. I have an intense interest in the aesthetic efflorescence’s that result from the collisions of aleatory (i.e. randomly gathered) and intended elements. Through fusions of audio, poetry, video, animation and things I make or find, I seek to explore suggested relationships and connections between what might seem highly disparate. The tension between the kinetic and static, as seen in juxtaposing video and physical object is of particular concern in certain of my works. I am inquisitive as regards motivation and reactivity in the psyche. The question of constitution, whereby objects present to consciousness receive layers of response, is something I wish to explore in imagery and sounds, reflecting this process in accreted fragments to which the viewer is drawn to supply ‘sense’. My work has also explored the issue of the artwork’s termination point, both in time of execution and in physical space, where the work ends and something ‘parergonal’, framing it, takes over. I have taken a deliberately indeterminate attitude to this, adopting and then discarding parts displayed, performed or played, so creating a different scenario or context viewable either as a unity or as separate entities.
Group Shows 2014 Kitchen Gallery art event 6 Balliol Road, North Kensington, London W10 6LX. 2013 ‘Uamo Art Festival’ Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LB – 17th Jan – 24th Jan 2013 2011 ‘Spring Group Show’ the Royal Commonwealth Society, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 1st–29th April ‘Minimum after Minimalism’ Intervention Gallery, Anglican Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London W10. 29th April – 22nd May 2010 ’10 Artists’ Lauderdale House Latin American Cultural Week ‘Practice of Freedom’ 17th-21st May - Institute of Education Students’ Union, London WC1H 2009 ‘4 London Contemporary Artists’ at Newdays Gallery, Surrey KT3 ‘Arty Friends’ at the Pocsk Gallery, Polish Social & Cultural Association 238-246 King Street, W6 2008 ‘Golden Rain’ Installation by Michael Petry in Eigeroya Lighthouse in Egesund, Norway. 2007 ‘4 London Biennale Artists’ the Garage Art Gallery, London W10
OTILIA GOODHIND SPAIN
I began my professional life as an architect, and have worked as such in Germany, Sweden, the US, UK and in Catalonia, where I am now mostly based. I studied combined engineering and architecture, and it was my training at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London that gave rise to an enduring obsession with borders, ambiguity and uncertain and unstable territories. Through my art I seek to explore how I can capture moments of stability in an otherwise unstable equilibrium. Fabrics, sutures, scaffolding (which often establish borders that are temporary) all feature prominently in my work. I look for balance, but always on the edge. I like to recreate areas of uncertainty and the sense of regio ns on the verge of collapse. I work in a variety of ways, but typically I create small model pieces or a set of sketches that I digitally scan and then play with and alter. My work process is a mix of old fashioned architectural draughtsmanship, painting and inkjet media, all crafted carefully by hand. The results are mixed media paintings that portray unstable topographies. Some of the work I am doing now is only based on drawing, inking and acrylic painting although the feel is equally architectonic and still in search of those uncertain territories and landscapes. I am currently working on large format pieces (acrylic on canvas).
I have started exhibiting my work very recently and early exhibits have included Barcelona in P52 Pujades gallery and I was selected for No Barking expo in London (both in 2013). My work is also showcased in Articurate and I showed on 24th October at Parallax in Chelsea. On 11th December I exhibited in Gaudi’s Casa Batllo in Barcelona. I exhibited at Gallery 360 in Florence Italy from 6th January to 3rd February 2015. Then had a collective show from 5th February to 5th March 2015 in Jordi Miguel Galeria d’art in Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona. I was again in February 2015 at Parallax in Chelsea and had the opportunity to show in New York in April 2015 at the rising artist expo. I was also part of the artists at GZ-Basel from 30th May to 7th June 2015. I am now in Gallery 98TBR showing selected works from the last years mainly from 7th September to 15th October 2015. In addition, some of my work has been digitally showcased by Artefact gallery in Miami Spectrum and in NY.
ROBERTO GROSSO ITALY
I’m an Italian Digital Artist based in London. Every piece is inspired by a song that gives its name to the artwork. My goal is to transform the music I listen to into visual artworks. I then create 8 signed limited editions, printed on metal, metallic paper or perspex. I’ve also partnered up with Aurasma to use their online app to enhance my art through the use of Augmented Reality(#HearWithMyEyes). Exhibitions : Gramercy Park Studios - (May/Sept 2015) - London - UK St James Studio - (April 2015) - London - UK Pink Pop - (April 2014) - London - UK Cork Street - (January & August 2013) - London - UK La Serra dei Leoni - (Janury 2013) - Sordevolo - ITALY The Art of Love - (December 2012) - Village Underground - London - UK Art Takes Time Square winner - (September 2012) - New York - US Bi-Box - (May 2012) - Biella -ITALY Debut Contemporary - (March/July 2012) Notting Hill - London - UK Computer Arts - (February 2012)
SAMUEL HARRIMAN UNITED KINGDOM
ERNESTO HEEN GERMANY
Samuel Harriman is a British artist based in Oxford. His work consists primarily of light, however, by using painterly processes, he combines the mediums of light installation and painting to intonate the point that the use of light is a form of painting. He uses both white wall gallery spaces and sites such as sheds or residential settings to install his work.
Ernesto Heen was born in Schleiz in Germany. With a professional background in international business administration and management he spent over 15 years working in operational roles for several large corporations in the aviation, engineering and IT sector.
Especially the last 10 years living in France and England brought him closer to classical art while having had the chance to visit numerous exhibitions, study the works of great artists and participate in comprehensive training in classical drawing and painting. Ernesto has recently relocated to Hamburg in Germany where he sets up his new painting studio and office.
2015 Klick, Freud, Oxford, UK 2014 Streetlight, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford, UK 2014 Solo Exhibition, O3 Gallery, Oxford, UK 2014 OX4/2014, O3 Gallery, Oxford, UK 2013 Circus of the Senses (Light Night Leeds), Leeds College of Art , Leeds, UK 2013 The Colour Green, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, UK 2013 Free Range, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK 2013 Proof, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK 2012 Weights & Measures, Patrick Studios, Leeds, UK 2011 WDWHxPSS (competition shortlist), Paper Scissor Stone, Leeds, UK 2011 Chalk, Thwaite Mills, Leeds, UK 2010 Summer Exhibition, The Theatre, Chipping Norton, UK
Focussing on everyday practice of drawing and painting, he stays closely connected with fellow artists, galerists, and private collectors to further develop, enhance and showcase his work. The realistic style of Ernestoâ€™s paintings characterises vivid contrasts, luminescent tones and an overall strong colour key that is always supported by a carefully rendered composition to enhance the presence of the painted object. I have worked for private commissions and am exhibiting at a small gallery in the UK. However, this would be my first great opportunity to exhibit my work to a wider audience.
ANGEL ILIEV BULGARIA
Angel Iliev was born on April 15, 1968, in Sofia, Bulgaria, now lives in London. He works in the realm of painting. “What I would like to show in my art is the air we cannot see but still exists. I don’t want to follow the actual approaches in presenting art. I prefer to be myself enough and to show everything that I feel.” Art Link presented his works as part of the SOTHEBYS online auction in March 2001 and July 2001. Some of them have also been shown in Saatchi Online Gallery. His canvases can be seen in Peacock Fine Art Gallery, 65 Westow Street, London SE 19 3RW. SOLO EXHIBITIONS: December,2013 art exhibition Vibe Gallery, london June, 2001 – Bulgarian Embassy Art Gallery, London, UK March, 2010 – Peacock Fine Art Gallery, London, UK February, 2000 – The “Art” Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria March, 1999 – Foyles Art Gallery, London, UK June, 1998 – Style Gallery, Albena Resort, Bulgaria
IRMA IRSARA ITALY
May, 1998 – Style Gallery, Dobrich, Bulgaria April, 1997 – Style Gallery, Dobrich, Bulgaria April, 1993 – Academy of Modern Art, Hague, Netherlands October, 1991 – Dobrich, Bulgaria July, 1991 – Dobrich, Bulgaria
My work is generally abstract, sometimes with recognisable elements and often includes the use of symbols. One of my aims is to create a sensitive and harmonious interdependency in my work. For me the subject matter comes first then the technique. This includes installations using glass, mirror and projected light; artists books, including stained glass books; paper pulp work and printmaking (etching, relief and colograph).
CITTA IDEALE Barbican Library Foyer, Barbican Centre, London. 2009
PARTICIPATION IN GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
LA FAVELLA DI COLORE paper pulp works Tavistock Centre, London. 2005
February, 2000 – Art Exhibition, Varna, Bulgaria August, 1999 – Art Exhibition, Lessidren, Bulgaria October, 1998 – Art Exhibition, Kurdjaly, Bulgaria December, 1997 – Art Exhibition Dobrich, Bulgaria December, 1991 – Art Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria March, 1998 – Exhibition of Young Artists, Dobrich, Bulgaria December, 1987 – Regional Exhibition, Dobrich, Bulgaria
1976 - 1978 Istituto d’Arte di Ortisei, Italy 1978 - 1982 Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, Italy 1986 - 1988 Capel Manor Horticultural College (Ecology and Conservation)
Diorama 1, London. 2004
EXHIBITIONS : LAUDERDALE HOUSE London 2014VOLUNTARY ACTION ISLINGTON London 2014 ZERO CELSIUS London Canal Museum 2013 WATERMARKS London Canal Museum 2013 UNITED HOUSE paper pulp installations London. 2012 L’ACQUA DIALOGA COI SASSI pulp works and installations VZ Gallery,
ECO D’INCONTRO paper pulp works Tavistock Centre, London. 2009 L’ANGELO DELL’INTERMEZZO paper pulp and bookworks Chelsea Library Gallery. 2007 ANCHE ANIME DEVONO EVOLVERE installations, paper pulp works and artists books SUONO VOCALICO paper pulp works Broadway Theatre, Peterborough. 2004 INSTALLATION AND PULPWORKS Circolo Artistico e Culturale di Ortisei, Italy. 2002 ‘Irma Irsara, Pur Amur de la Nature’ film broadcast by TV RAI 3 Ladina, Italy. 2001 PULPWORKS Gadz, The Coffee Bar, London. 2001 MAMMACORD II paper pulp works Tavistock Centre & Mary Ward Centre, London. 2000 The Triangle Restaurant exhibition of paper pulp works London. 1999
LEA JAZBEC SLOVENIA
LYUDMILA KALINICHENKO/ KSENIYA LARINA RUSSIA
Lea Jazbec is born on 14 of June 1979 in Kranj, Slovenia. She studied art with Dragica Ade, and later with the painter Zmago Modic. In 2004 she studied at the Arts Academy in Ljubljana and in the same year moved to Italy. In 2008 she graduated at Accademia Di Belle Arti di Venezia with professor Carlo di Raco, Gaetano Maineti and Atej Tutta. In her practice she focuses on using various techniques such as drawing, graphics, collage, sculpture, light and sound objects, installations, video and animation.Recent work is a research and reconstruction of the object. The subjects of research are the eye, the time and the body, looking for the connections within the structure of time.She lives and works between Venice and Slovenia. SOLO EXHIBITIONS : 2015 Time Titan / Sound and light Installations / Tri Museum, Slovenia 2015 Graphic works and installations / Abbey St. Jakob in Rosental, Austria 2015 Graphic works/ Time, Eye / Gallery nucleus, Medvode, Slovenia 2008 Panorama/installation / Academy of Fine Arts, Venice
GROUP EXHIBITIONS : 2014 Fatto A Pezzi / Vein Art, Venice 2012 Essai (Y), the most successful graduate in 2012, the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. 2012 SPAC, Neo Associazione Culturale, Udine, Galleria Tina Modotti, Casa della Confratenita and Battistero del Museo del Duomo. 2010 Elaborare il lutto /Atelier decoration B / Magazzini del sale / Venice 2010 Surrealism /Painting Atelie F Magazzini di sale / Venice 2010 Atelier / Modern sculpting techniques / Academy of Fine Arts in Venice 2010 Artists of the Foundation Bevilacqua la massa in Milan / DOCVA / Archive for Contemporary Art Italy 2009 Inverso Tecnolgico / Multimedia interactive installation for the Telecom Future Centre in Venice
Lyudmila Kalinichenko I was born in the Urals in Chelyabinsk region. Miass. Now live in Ekaterinburg. I received a degree in interior design. At present I work as a web designer and also do photography. Cameras, films, lamps in our house have been since childhood, my grandfather was engaged in amateur photography. Truly the strength of the frame I felt in 2013 during the week of workshop in GCSS with Frauke Thelking. Photography for me has become not just a way to lock the moment in memory, but also an excellent medium for self-expression. In the beginning of 2015, I took a original idea for a project “Household surrealism”, curated by Ksenia Larina, followed by a series of photographs. During shooting I discovered a new expressive language. At the moment we are working compatible with Xenia on different projects.
Kseniya Larina I was born in the Middle Urals, spent several years in Northern Kazakhstan, and then moved to Moscow. In 2002 she graduated at the art-Graphic faculty Nizhny in Tagil (socio-pedagogical Academy). In 2004-2007 postgraduate studies at the department of “social philosophy” of the Russian State Vocational University, Yekaterinburg. In 2009 Summer Intensive at the High School of Graphic Design, Moscow Professor of special disciplines and the course “Digital Photography” in the Ural College of Applied Arts. Member of international, national, regional, urban photography and exhibitions of contemporary art. Exhibition: August 2015 - The exhibition “Household Surrealism” / Foundation “Cultural transit” / Ekaterinburg
TARO KARIBE JAPAN
Taro Karibe is a documentary photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. After he received a Bachelor of Psychology at Japan’s college in 2012, he started working for a financial institution. At the same time, he started a career as a photographer in Tokyo. Now he is trying to extract social structure system and modern human’s identity, by using camera as a tool. His works are published on Huffington Post, British Journal of Photography, CBS News, Getty Images, Zimbio, Aserica Magazine, and so on. Awarded for the Magnum Photos Tokyo Workshop 2015 Fuji and the Sony World Photography Awards 2014’s National Award 2nd. Shortlisted as the one of 8 photographers in the world in “Unted Photo Contest 2014” by World Photography Organization. *Awards: -Magnum Photos Tokyo Workshop 2015 Fuji award. -Sony World Photography Awards 2014’s National Award 2nd -Selected as the one of 8 photographers in the world in “Unted Photo Contest 2014” by World Photography Organization. *Group Exhibition: 2015 “United Photo contest”/Tokyo “SWPA exhibition” /Tokyo “Mitsubishi Gr. Photo exhibition”/Tokyo
My practice is based around drawing and tracing movements in city space, encompassing a range of processes to sample and form interventions. The work stems from a fascination with the centres we construct, the forms they take and what they reveal about us, at a time when more than half of the world’s population live in cities, a proportion that is expected to rise to three quarters by 2050. The alternative use of city space is explored through video, installation, sculptural work, image objects, drawing and books. Solo Installation: 2010 , Dependency Theory, New London Theatre, London, UK Two Person Exhibitions : 2013, 10x10 • SAMPLED SPACE, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK Group Exhibitions : 2015 : - hundreds and thousands, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes, London
- Stranger, Studio 73, Brixton, London 2014 : - Singapore Art Fair, Singapore - ArtGemini Prize, TriSpace Gallery, London - Screen City Lab, Prix Italia, Turin, Italy - BFI Southbank, London, UK 2013 : - Screen City, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway - Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Germany - The Other Art Fair, Ambika P3, London, UK - Tower Bridge (Engine Rooms), Tower Bridge, London, UK 2012 : - KISS THE FUTURE, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK - Feeling The Pressure, Rhyl Museum, Wales (Highly Commended) - FILE, SESI Gallery / FIESP Ruth Cardoso Cultural Center, So Paulo, Brazil 2011 : - Opening Night at the Castro, Castro Theater, San Francisco, USA - Online Show One, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, fermynwoods.co.uk
HYUNSOO KIM GERMANY
As an artist, I am concerned with human issues. I try to present my point of view on those issues through color, texture, and construction in acrylic on canvas paintings. Applying layers of paint that are then partially scraped off by a palette knife, the multi-layered surfaces are supposed to keep the viewer’s eye in constant motion. I try to transform space and move certain elements forward through color. I would characterize my painting style as “visual music,” and hope my paintings will communicate my message and feelings to the viewer. Exhibitions: 2015 solo exhibition “Open Mind” at Fabrik 45 within the programm of SAISONSTART BONN 2015, Bonn, Germany 2014 solo exhibition “Abgeklärt ???” at Galerie Smend (including a musical performance by Dominik Schetting and Oliver von Klösterlein), Cologne, Germany 2014 exhibition “In Case You’re Lost” along with Diana Becker and Gabriele Elsler at Fabrik45 (including a musical performance by Dominik Schetting and Oliver von Klösterlein), Bonn, Germany 2014 double exhibition “Inspiration - Konstruktion” along with Stefanie Bornemann organized by the art society Bad Godesberg, Bonn, Germany 2014 collective exhibition “Mélange of Milieu” at Agora Gallery, New York City, USA 2014 collective exhibition “SQUARE” at SPACE WOMb Gallery, New York City, USA
WENDY LEE-WARNE SINGAPORE
Originally trained in architecture, Wendy worked as an architect for eight years before deciding to focus more on her photography career. She grew up in Singapore and lived in Australia for 10 years before moving to London four years ago. She has an eye for detail and loves documenting the arts, design and the people behind the creations. Her major project, which started autobiographically, is the beginning of her journey exploring female identity. Selected Group Exhibitions: 2015 London Independent Photography 27th Annual Photography Exhibition, Embassy Tea Gallery, London
Published: Dazed and Confused Lightbox feature Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2014 Catalogue The Architects’ Journal Vol. 234 Plusixfive: A Singaporean Supperclub Cookbook (Epigram Books) Achievements: 2015 Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158
Portrait Salon, Embassy Tea Gallery, London
Creative Debuts x The Black & White Building Showcase X, London
2014 Kolga Award - “A Cold Wintry Day”
SILVIA LERIN SPAIN
Rosalind Lemoh graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) School of Art in 2007 with first class honours majoring in Sculpture. She was one of the three top performing graduates to be included in Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Since then, she has completed residencies at Canberra Contemporary Art Space and the ANU Sculpture workshop. In 2008, she received a travelling scholarship from the Spanish Embassy to research and produce an exhibition on interpretations of death in 16th century Spanish still life. She has been a national finalist in high profile exhibitions such as the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, the Churchie Art Award, the Blake Prize and the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Art Award.
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She has held multiple solo and group exhibitions across Australia. In 2014 she was highly commended for her entry in the Harris and Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize and the Canberra Contemporary Art Space members show. In 2015, her work was short-listed for the national Paramor Prize: Art & Innovation at Casula Powerhouse in Sydney.
2015 : Small Works Holiday Exhibition, Limner Gallery, New York, USA 2015 : Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (finalist) 2015 : Imaginarium, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra 2015 : You Are Here, Experimental Arts Festival, Canberra 2015 : Art not Apart, New Acton, Canberra
2016 : Animal, Mineral, Vegetable, ANCA Gallery, Canberra (upcoming) 2012 : Walking Blank, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gormon House 2009 : A Feast for Fools, GRANT PIRRIE, Sydney 2009 : C’mon Eat me Lover, Canberra Contemporary Space, Manuka. 2008 : Showcase, Mount Majura Vineyards, Canberra Selected Group Exhibitions :
Silvia Lerin is a visual artist living and working in London. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) in 1998. he made several solo exhibitions in Spain and also abroad, particular highlights were the ones she made in the Gallery La Nave in Valencia. Another example was in the Sophien Edition gallery, in Berlin , where she had a solo exhibition each two years and represented her work in several german Art fairs. More recently she has exhibited her work in the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, IL, USA, while she was doing her A.I.R. During all that time she has received numerous awards and grants, outstanding among others was the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant of NewYork in 2014 that brought her to London, where she decided to stay. Her work is permanently exhibited in many Museums in Spain and there exists numerous artworks by her in various public buildings, and in many private collections throughout Spain and abroad. SOLO EXHIITIONS :
2012 - Risse. Skulpturen und Bilder von Silvia Lerín. Mainzer Rathausgalerie. Mainz. Germany / Irregulares. Exhibition´s Hall Ademuz Espai d´Art. Valencia. Spain / Mural in Building. Gandía. Valencia. Spain / Irregulares. Origen. Municipal Exhibition Hall of Algemesí “Casino Lliberal”. Algemesí. Valencia. Spain. 2011 - Silvia Lerín. Malerei und Grafik. Sophien-Edition Gallery. Berlin. Germany. 2010 - Mural in the Casino Cirsa of Valencia. Valencia. Spain / No sólo papel. Ibercaja´s Exhibition Hall. Valencia. Spain. 2009 - Hendiduras en la materia. Exhibition Hall at the Palau de la Música. Valencia. Spain / Pielpintura/Paint-Skin. Municipal Center for the Arts and Exhibitions. Avilés. Asturias. Spain / Hendiduras. Exhibitions Hall “Centro 14”. Alicante. Spain.
2015 - Mind the Gap. Horizon Gallery. Colera. Girona. Spain
2008 - Silvia Lerín. Malerei. Sophien-Edition Gallery. Berlin. Germany / 45º. Cultural Center “Escuelas Dorado”. Langreo. Asturias. Spain.
2013 - Crisis in concrete. Exhibition Hall. Vincent Ventura School. Valencia. Spain/ Mural
2007 - Mural at the garden of the Pinacoteca Municipal de Langreo. Langreo. Asturias.
JUNG CHUNG LIAO TAIWAN
I come from Taiwan. I received my master degree from Taipei National University of the Arts (TUNA), Taiwan. I am teaching visual arts in universities and colleges. As a digital visual artist, I create images that extract the most exquisite elements deep inside my heart, my mind and my soul. My art works reflect my senses of aesthetics and views of philosophy, rather than only record the explicitly observable phenomenal world. That is to say: “I feel, I think, so I create.” Most of the time, I rely on my instincts for creation. I intend to catch the evanescent moments and depict the essence of eternity from transience through photography. Besides the characters of impromptu delights, my digital art works are unbounded by existing forms and structure, and freely blend of western and oriental cultural elements. Some of them are endowed with metaphysical poetry.
MONITOR FAST SIGN
- 2015 Oct. 23 ~ 25, Contemporary Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France - 2015 June 19 ~ 26, The Miami Art Expo, Miami, U. S. A. - 2014 May 17 ~ June 16, Taiwan Representative Nude Art Photo Exhibition, Taiwan - 2014 PX3 Exhibition, Paris, France - 2013. Special Themes Circuit 2014, 7 pieces of works are accepted for exhibition - 2013 May 3 ~ 6, Art Revolution Taipei Exhibition, Taiwan - 2013 PX3 Exhibition, Paris, France - 2012. Special Themes Circuit 2013, 12 pieces of works are accepted for exhibition - 2012 Sep. 27 ~ Nov. 19, Series of 2012 Shin Kong Mitsukoshi International Photography Exhibition, Taiwan - 2012 K7 Black & White Photography Awards Exhibition, Taiwan - 2010 May 20 ~ June 30, Individual exhibition: “Evam Maya Strutam”, Hualien, Taiwan
My art is largely dominated by polka dots, which I call them Power Dots. When you look at, you can feel the power of transcedence. There is a mysterious pattern. The dots (or circles) are free in their movements, almost joyful. My art career really started out from a very young age. My dad was a tinkerer (and still is) and I was always at his studio help holding a piece of bronze while he was welding or soldering, or experimenting even. We take life and simple things for granted. I put them in perspective and under the spotlight. It has a deeper meaning. - Dimitrios Exhibitions : Arts In the Plaza, at Porto Cupecoy, St. Maarten, 2010 Annother Art Galerie, Aartselaar, Antwerp, Belgium, 2006 Maison d’ Art Galerie, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 2006 Lombardia, Vegetarian Restaurant, Antwerp, Belgium, 2005 Zwanikken & Snow Attorneys, permanent exhibition, St. Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles,
Citrus Restaurant, Cupecoy St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 2003 Dimitrios Art Gallery, Grand Case, St. Martin, F.W.I., 2003 Office du Tourisme, Marigot, St. Martin, F.W.I., 2002 The Daily Herald Newspaper, permanent exhibition, St. Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles, 2002 Mimondo Kunstgalerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2002 St. Maarten Academy, permanent mural installation, St. Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles, 2001 Artipico Galerie, Schiedam, The Netherlands, 2001 ABN AMRO Bank, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (Solo), 2000 “Mois de la Peinture”, Cultural Center Grand Case, St. Martin, F.W.I., 2000
MICHELLE LOA KUM CHEUNG
JUSTINE LUCE LATVIA
Michelle Loa Kum Cheung’s art is a study of the fragmentation and fabrication of memory and place, real or imagined. To inform her work, she draws on the natural world as a symbol of constant transience, nostalgia and decay. Loa Cheung’s current practice is a response to her own dislocation from her cultural heritage and identity as an Australian with a Chinese Mauritian background. She employs the use of oil, acrylic, gold leaf and pyrography in her paintings and favours the raw materiality of wood as a base. Referencing contrasting modes of documentation, from old family photos to satellite earth imagery, Loa Kum Cheung creates imaginary landscapes, both familiar and alien. Loa Kum Cheung is a London based artist, recently relocated from Sydney, Australia. She graduated with Honours in Fine Arts from the UNSW Art & Design, University of New South Wales in 2011. Since then she has exhibited steadily in group exhibitions and prizes and held solo shows at Sheffer Gallery and Gaffa Gallery in Australia. Most recently she has exhibited in the Affordable Art Fair 2015 in Battersea, London represented by New British Artists, and in the Stour Collective Show at Stour Space, London.
Solo Exhibitions : 2015 Studio Oriental, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2012 Between Here and Now, Sheffer Gallery, Darlington, Australia 2012 Overexposure, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2010 Photography, Paintings, Postcards, At The Vanishing Point, Newtown, Australia Art Fairs 2015 Affordable Art Fair, represented by New British Artists
Justine Luce was born in Riga in 1987, from a family of artists. Her father Edmunds Lucis is a painter and her mother Dace Luce specialises in anime. Justine attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Riga until 2009 and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where she graduated in painting in 2014. She was assistant professor (silkscreen) for two years. Her art work is an attempt to revisit personal memories reflecting the power of exclusion and inclusion as an interpretation of the actual mechanisms. I exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Among them: 2015 - participated Combat Award and was selected for the final exhibition Livorno (Italy) 2014 - “Die Macht”, Gangeviertel, Hamburg, Germany 2012 - Berliner Liste Art Fair, Berlin (Germany); Group Exhibition “BIBLOSS” Gallery “Carousell”, Riga (Latvia); 2011 - Group Exhibition “The photographed Photographer”, Padua (Italy) 2011 - Workshop with Prof. Carlo Di Raco,Venice, Italy 2009 - Group exhibition “Novi Orisonti in Laguna” in Buenos Aires, Argentina
YULIYA MARTYNOVA UNITED KINGDOM
Born in 1980 in a small industrial town on the coast of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan, Yuliya spent 5 years training as visual artist in Aktau School of Fine Arts graduating at 15, however collapse of Soviet Union and financial uncertainty has influenced her decision to follow legal career at the time. She moved to Scotland in 2005 and couple of years later came to Croydon where she currently resides. After 10 years career in law, April 2015 she has moved to pursue her artistic development and already found loyal admirers of her distinct style selling via Saatchi Art and other online platforms to collectors round the world. Mixing watercolour with oils and acrylic, her artworks are full of energy, air, philosophical enlightenment and sometimes humour.
Maze Art OXO Tower Barge House, London, Innocence, Prelude - 15-26 Dec 2015
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP School of Law, London 2010-2011
Wells Art Contemporary 2015, Somerset, Phantoms - 09-25 Oct 2015
Master of Laws, Queen Mary University of London, 2009-2011
Artist of the Day (twice), New Abstracts, Watercolours under $2500, Saatchi Art - Apr - Jan 2016
MBA, Kazakhstan Institute of Economics and Research, Almaty 2001-2003
Doctor Strange, movie (Marvel Production), Isolation - Nov 2016 Hoxton Hotel, Holborn, London, Creative Debuts, Prelude, Standstill -02 Jan - 02 Mar 2016 Art Room 2016, Melia White House Hotel, London, Vortex, Goy BeyonThe sky is your limit - 22-25 Jan 2016
Mathewâ€™s Yard Caffe (solo), Croydon - July - Sep 2015
LILIANA MASCIO VENEZUELA
After completing the study of architecture in 1999 in Venezuela she pursued a brief career as an architect and interior designer. Her deep love for art pulled her away from the technical part of her profession towards the artistic aspect. She lectured art in Venezuela for many years, after which she attended the University of the Arts London studying interior design and fashion business as well as colour and lighting at KLC School of Design in London. EXHIBITIONS : ARTROOMS2015, London 2015 AccorsiArte Galleria,Torino 2015 Miami Art Expo, Miami 2015 Plaumman Gallery, Milan 2015 AccorsiArte Gallery, Camogli 2015 Venice Art FActory Gallery, Venice 2015 UPCOMING for 2015 Dubai Italian Fair, Dubai 2015 Galleria De Marchi, Bologna 2015 AWARDS : - ARTFIX
JACK MCLEAN UNITED KINGDOM
Jack Mclean is a New Zealand artist living and working in London, UK. His work reflects the contrast between his current lifestyle and that of his homeland. He adds artificial adornment to natural pieces to create collusions of raw and embellished beauty. His latest works are images of nature and cultural icons from New Zealand, which he enhances with colour to create a juxtaposition of ancient heritage and modern affectation. The images simultaneously remain constant and continuously change with different light patterns, which reflects the everlasting presence and importance of both nature and culture in New Zealand and how both adapt to remain contemporary. “I wanted to use images that people take for granted in my homeland and share them with the world. I created a medium that enhances images that are ingrained in the minds of New Zealanders since birth. My work aims to both enhance and simplify my homeland’s icons.” Jack Mclean uses materials not typically found in traditional art to allow the subjects of his pieces to retain their heritage but also enhance their relevance to modern culture.
Pyro sculpture, British Embassy Tokyo 1997 Rot, Tardis Gallery, London, Jibby Bean CONtemporary, London UK 1998 Loser, Le Deco Gallery, Tokyo Japan 2000 Inside, A.R.T. Gallery, Tokyo Japan 2004 Inside, Gallery, 5F Tokyo Japan 2005 Kafka on the ... A.R.T. Gallery, Tokyo Japan 2005 Kafka on the ... FCCJ, Tokyo Japan2006 Ibsen 2006 Peer Gynt, United Nations Gallery, Tokyo Japan 2006 Black Line Glamour, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver Canada 2007 Salt Mine, The Container, Tokyo Japan 2011 Sad Clown, Haunt, Glasgow UK 2011
Solo exhibitions/ actions/ public interventions :
Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow UK 1992 Celtic art now, Tokyo Japan 1997 Rex Fest, Tokyo Japan 2000 Chimera, Tokyo Japan 2003
Micro sculpture involuntary acquisitions 1994 Pyro Sculpture, Hoxton Sq London, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow UK 1995 Pyro
Group exhibitions/ actions/ public interventions :
PAOLA MINEKOV BULGARIA
Since moving to the UK in 2008, I’ve taken part in public art projects such as the Faberge Big Egg Hunt and The intu Elephant Parade. In May 2012 I curated the Google Art Project for the Google Cultural Institute, Zeitgeist Conference, UK and in 2014 I created one of the featured gallery websites for the Google Open Gallery launch. At the same time I believe that art is incredibly valuable in the development of children and young adults. In my practice I like to participate in worthy charitable initiatives and engage with educational projects. In 2013 I created and led a community project for the students of the Institute of Education in London, which culminated with the production of a large scale mosaic mural. SOLO EXHIBITIONS : 2014, IOESU Centenary Exhibition and unveiling of Centenary Mosaic, Institute of Education, University of London, International Education and Culture Week 2012, The Cityscape Series, Institute of Education, University of London International Education and Culture Week 2011, Undercurrents, City Tower, London
GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS : 2015, Battersea Art Station, Battersea Arts Centre 2015, Engagement & Entrapment, Touring exhibition at Binyamin Gallery, TelAviv, Israel (2014) & Zmart Gallery of the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus (2015) 2014, So Close, So Far, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria. 2014, Just Art, La Galleria, Pall Mall 2014, Colourswatch, SLWA Group Exhibition 2013-2014 Elephant Parade National Tour UK, presented by intu. I created Twiggie, the intu elephant 2013 Home: Contemporary Female Masters, Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bulgarian Embassy, South Kensington, London 2012 Power and Passion, Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bulgarian Embassy, South Kensington, London together with Ivan Minekov 2012 Going for Gold Charity Ball London, Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, Auctionand Exhibition 2012 SNAP, 2012 Bankside Gallery, London SLWA, Group exhibition 2012 The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, London Elephant Family and Action forChildren
IVONA MORO SLOVENIA
SANAZ MOTAMED RASTEGAR IRAN
I was born in Slovenia and lived in Croatia, Germany, England and the Netherlands. I was the first generation born into post-war Yugoslavia. This created a pretext for me to explore the evolving human condition in a visually evolving manner. In 2014 I have started my BA in Liberal Arts at Amsterdam University College where I was able to further my artistic experience with some of the founders of Glitch Art who with their experience and advice have continually supported me. Nevertheless, I have recently restarted my academic path at King’s College London in studying International Relations with an interest to merge my political knowledge with error that I aim to explore my art. I have gained additional experience for promoting Tony Cragg’s art at the V&A. In October I was also published in Nick Sellek’s For-Example magazine and awarded a first medal of excellence for my art.
Group Exhibitions : 2015 Plasticine Art Factory, London, UK 2015 Amsterdam University College Media Exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
Work Experience : 2013 Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Victoria & Albert, Science Museum and Natural History Museum Publications : October 2015“Ivona Moro” by Nick Sellek, For Example Magazine Texts : Moro, Victoria Ivona. “On the Process and Result of Noise in Social and Computer Systems: How Does Noise Deconstruct the Myth of Linear Progress in Technology?” Diss. Amsterdam University College. 2014-2015. Print Awards : 2014 Gold Medal for Best in Year Art Student, Marymount International School
I have a bachelor degree in textile printing and design from Elm-o-Farhang University. Since I finished my education I started working at University with two master (Prof. Gangineh and Prof. Khavian) in Textile silk screen print and batik print for two years. Then I became part time instructor in batik painting and silk screen printing on fabric until now. In addition to solo and collective exhibition I have experience in educating different types of print and paint techniques on fabrics in few Universities such as : Elm-o-Farhang, Jihad Daneshgahy, Charm University, Shariaty University and some galleries in Tehran. Right now I am studying MA in Textile design at Elm-o-Honar University in Yazd-Ardakan. I received a letter of appreciation from art director of Tafakor Gallery in 2006 for my solo exhibition about textile art. Also I had three interviews about my area of expertise with Zarih magazine in 2004, Young journalist club in 2004 and Hamshahri newspaper in 2005. From three years ago I started my own women clothing collection for occasional events. 2014 : – Solo exhibition: Batik shawls and scarves – Firouznia charity fair – Tehran
2012 : –Solo exhibition: Hand painted t-shirts –personal studio –Tehran 2008 : – Solo exhibition: Batik – Andisheh Gallery – Tehran 2007 : –Solo exhibition: Batik –International fair –Tehran 2006 : –Solo exhibition: Textile design –Tafakor Gallery
ANGE MUKEZA UNITED KINGDOM
OZLEM HABIBE MUTAF BUYUKARMAN
I use distinctive symbols in my paintings repetitively and obsessively. These are made up of 10 individual fragments inspired by the bright and bold patterns of African traditional dress and symbols of the written word from around the world. These fragments represent the elements of the ‘other’, and help the viewer understand that they have now crossed over into a different reality called ‘WonderWorld’. I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at a very young age my family moved to London England to start a new life where I now live and work ‘WonderWorld’ is a world that I have created to exist as a safe environment for all to escape and just be, whilst enjoying and exploring the beauty around us. 2015 ‘Colour and Materials’ Espacio Gallery 2014 ‘A Letter in Mind’ The National Brain Appeal, Gallery@Oxo ‘Past/Present/future’ The AACDD Bargehouse Festival 2014, ‘People and Places’ Espacio Gallery ‘Matterial Matters’ Espacio Gallery
2013 ‘Route 66’ Core@Nolias Gallery ‘Linking’ Nolias11 Gallery ‘WonderWorld’ Nati Gallery ‘A point of View’ Vibe gallery Urban Art Fair 2013 Josephine Avenue Little Spring Core@Nolias Gallery Art After Dark Art New Orleans, London Thirst-Water is Art:Art is Water, Real World Gallery Murmurs, Curated by Scribbles and Murmurs, The Rag Factory
Ozlem H. Mutaf Buyukarman has her undergraduate degree from Marmara University, Faculty Of Fine Arts Graphic Arts Department (2001), and her graduate degree from San Francisco State University, College of Creative Arts Design and Industry Department (2003). She graduated with Outstanding Graduate Award from SFSU. After she returned back to Istanbul she worked as an Art Director in several advertising agencies. She also worked as freelance project based designer. She had her PHD from Marmara University Graphic Arts in 2011. She has been teaching Graphic Design Project classes at Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department since 2011 as an Assistant Professor. 2014 -2015 Exhibitions: - Upstream People Gallery by Laurence Bradshaw Professor Emeritus of Art & Art History Curator, Exposition of Small-Sized Artwork Competition, Omaha,NE, USA, December 2015 - Selected Artist: The Artist’s Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition, Abstract/Experimental category, Finalist, published in Dec 2015 - LICC, London International Creative Competition 2015, Shortlisted
- Artist’s Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition, Dec 2015 – Finalist - Abstract/Experimental Category - American Art Awards, Innovative Category, 2nd and 4th, 2015, USA - The Mark On The Wall Exhibition related to The 25th - Annual Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries Conference, Greenly Art Gallery,Bloomsburg University USA , 4 – 30 June, 2015 - 3rd International Izmir Biennial, 4-11 May 2015, Izmir - LICC, London International Creative Competition 2014, Shortlisted IAF, International Art Festival New York 2014, 17-31 January 2015 at MoRA, - NJ, USA – Jury’s Choice Award Winner 72. Ministry of Culture, Painting & Sculpture Competition, Turkey, December 2014 – Finalist (6 – 13 May 2015 Ministry of Culture, Painting & Sculpture Gallery, Kulturpark, Alsancak, Izmir) - 4th Annual Open International Art Competition and Exhibition, Light, Space & Time Gallery, USA, November 2014 - Special Merit Award - IAF, International Art Festival 2014, Highline Loft Gallery, New York, USA, 8 -11 October 2014 - Finalist - Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea , New York, USA, 3 October – 4 November 2014 - Art Kudos, 10th International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, USA, 25 August
MILENA NEUBERT UNITED STATES
Born in 1973 in Yambol, Bulgaria, where he graduated in 1997 at the National Academy of Arts ‘N. Pavlovitch’ in Sofia and after at the University of Burg Giebichenstein for art and design, Halle/ Saale, Germany. Worked as a graphic designer and in 2005 won the Award of Graphic of savings bank Nordhausen in 4th. NordhŠuser Award of Ilseraut-Glock-Grabe-Foundation, Nordhausen, Germany. 2015 “Play of colours - drawing and painting” - Europa House Leipzig, Germany. 2013 “So Close, So Far - Contemporary Bulgarian Artists Abroad”, II part - National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgarien. 2012 -
“Renessance of colour” - Bulgarian cultural institute in Berlin, Germany(Single Exhibition); “Drawing 2012” - Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, Switzerland.
‘limited edition’- gallery Jordan/Seydoux Ñdrawings & prints, Berlin, Germany.
‘the art of collotype printing’ - museum of the printing arts Leipzig, Germany.
5th international biennal of entching - musee d`Art moderne et d`Art contemporain de la Ville de Liege, Belgium.
3th NordhŠuser Ilseraut-Glock-Grabe-Fondation - Meyenburg-Museum Nordhausen, Germany.
My mind is in a constant turmoil of ideas which manifest themselves during the creation of my art, be it in clay, paper, photography or even in a piece of software. The urge to materialise these ideas is kindled by research, exploration of materials and techniques which my mixed background of science, technology and arts gives a wide range of possibilities. I am inspired by nature and the constant interaction of its constituents, water, earth, fire, wind, light, dark, life and death and I feel that my art represents the capture of a single point in time, frozen but not immutable. The synergies of the different cultures in my brazilian-japanese background and scientific and artistic academic studies lend a unique slant to my work in which I seek to convey and evoke the senses of beauty, simplicity and raw feelings towards nature and our interaction with it. 2015 “Manifested Synergies” - European Medicine Agency - London - 1 Oct 2015 - 04 Jan 2016 9th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo 11-18 Oct 2015 Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa 2014 8th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo 2013 7th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo - Silver Medal 2013
ALICE PADOVANI ITALY
Born in Modena in 1979, where she still lives and works. Bachelor Degree with Honors in Philosophy and Visual Arts at Bologna University. From 2000 to 2009 she worked as an actor and directorâ€™s assistant for the Bologna Theatre Company Laminarie. From 2005 to 2012 she works as director and curator of events for Amigdala, association that operates within the experimental theater and contemporary arts. Since 2009 she works for the Municipality of Modena as Graphic Designer. Drawing, installation and performance, as a visual artist she takes part in several national and international solo and group exhibitions. Solo exhibitions: 2015 - Operette Vegetali - Intallation for Art Rouds - Art Verona Fair - Verona 2015 - Wunderkammer - Dark Room Gallery - Carpi (Mo) 2015 - Small Compendium of Lost Animals - Sala Dogana - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa 2014 - De Rerum Absentia - Camera Bianca, Reggio Emilia 2014 - Entoma. Being without blood. Division into segments. Perfection achieved - Botanical Garden, Modena 2012 - Small Compendium of Lost Animals - first study, Peripheral festival, General Warehouse of the Historical Archive of Modena; 2011 - Pop Up, installation, 42 Contemporary Gallery, Modena; 2009
MIODRAG PERIC SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
Born on 14. 02.1971. in Novi Sad, Serbia, where he graduated at Academy of Fine Arts (department: sculpture) in 1997. He is a member of EAA European Artists Association, Essen, Germany and a member of Artists Association of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia. Art director and founder of International Symposium for Sculptors IN VIVO, Novi Sad, Serbia Solo exhibition : Thessalonikhi,Greece,Hamam,group exhibition,instalation International sculptors symposium,Changchun, China Gallery Colombier,Paris, France Gallery Blok,Belgrade,sculptures 2013 Berlin, Prima Center, Das ist Walter, Group Exhibition Paris, France, Gallery Colombier ,summer salon,group exhibition, EAA Symposium, European Artists Association, Essen, Germany
2012 Berlin, BAC 1st, Berlin Art Club 2011 International Symposium for sculptors and painters, Shree guru vidya peetha College, Karnataka state, India EAA Symposium, European Artists Association, Essen, Germany, Gallery SKC, Belgrade, Serbia, solo exhibition sculptures catalogue Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia, solo exhibition, catalogue 2010 International sculptors symposium IN VIVO, Novi Sad, Serbia, One sculpture, wood, steel, 5400x1100x1000, catalogue 2009 International Sculptors Symposium MEANDER, Apatin, Serbia One sculpture, steel, 2800x700x600 Art director, 1.International Sculptors Symposium IN VIVO, Novi Sad, Serbia
FARIBA RAHNAVARD IRAN
IAN RAYER-SMITH/ OLIVIER RAYERSMITH
Surrealist artist Fariba Rahnavard was born in 1984 in Isfahan (Iran). She was interested in art since childhood. She studied painting and drawings with Iranian painters and later at the University of Art and Architecture in Tehran. She has participated in several exhibitions inside and outside the country. Accept & Participation in the electronic art magazine of “Ghab” (Frame) is among her activities in 2014 (September). Participating in a group exhibition of painting in the “Panjereh” gallery in Tehran, Iran 2015 (May). Accept & Participate in Florance international (Polis & Art) biennial/ Italy-2015. America 2015 Participate in Montgomery college Participating in a group exhibition of Iranian painting in the Genewa city in Italy- 2015(October ) Accept & participate in a group of international painters in Le Dame art gallery, London (October-January) 2015.
I like my paintings to exude a raw human energy. I want the process and the struggle to be evident in the marks. I begin each painting with specific outcomes in mind yet I allow myself to go off on tangents, embracing each accident and creating something new within it. This ensures the process is lively and exciting. I create images that interest me with historical references from Romantic er as and Renaissance painting, combined with expressive marks inspired by abstract expressionism and the outsider artists, whilst showing the sensuality of the materials. I’m trying to create paintings that seem both familiar but are fresh and contemporary. I want to raise more questions rather than give answers. Forthcoming shows: - Feb 2016 Fishslab, Whitstable, Kent : Solo show Exhibitions - 2015 August/Sept Stockport Museum and Art Gallery, Stockport : Solo show - 2015 July/September Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington : Solo show - 2015 June : Pure Painting, Group show, Bar Gallery, London NW2 - 2015 May ‘The Open West’ The Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham - 2015 May ‘The destruction of anything familiar’ Screaming Gander,Manchester - 2015 March ‘New Artist Fair’ 2015, Islington London - 2014 Open Studio @ Screaming Gander Studio - 2014 Warrington Contemporary Art Festival (first prize awarded) - 2014 Flabbergasted , Solo Show, Manchester - 2013 Off Kilter Group Show, Manchester
MH SARKIS LEBANON
I grew up in Versailles, France where I was introduced to clay from an early age. When I was 19 I spent a year in Paris at the Atelier de Sevres. My mother then encouraged me to move to London, were I found recognition for my skills, after a year foundation at Camberwell College of Arts, I then applied for the technical arts and special effect degree at Wimbledon. Wimbledon College of Art gave me the opportunity to achieve really good skills with a variety of disciplines in three years. I have spent the best three years of my education; learning how to mold and cast, how to build a set and props, construct a puppet. I was so impressed by the facilities at college, having access to the wood and metal workshop gave me the freedom to build and produce my own designs. I left Wimbledon with an honorable mention from the Madame Tussauds award for my final year piece. I have worked at MDM in brixton where i worked for the artist Raqib shaw on a piece called swans and whimsey, exhibited at the White Cube in Piccadilly. I was then trusted enough to sculpt, in a very short amount of time, the statue of Thierry Henry for arsenal football club, witch is now in bronze in front of the emirates stadium. I was also part of the making of a 5 meters orchid plant and a meter wide orchid flower for the artist Marc Quinn. I was commissioned also to produce a bust of Edward Lear for the 200 year anniversary, which is now exhibited in The Reading Society in Corfu. I year later, I worked in Raqib shaw studios and created a series of miniature human creatures that were exhibited at the pace Gallery and in Mason yard The White Cube Gallery.
MH Sarkis is a painter born in the UK to Lebanese parents, and was less than a year old when she moved to Lagos (Nigeria). She was raised there for nearly two decades and then moved to London (UK), where she now lives and works. Her painterly practice is primarily concerned with contemporary portraiture that is tinged with this tri-cultural upbringing, and the resulting feelings of restlessness that continue to this day.
Arising from her own experiences, MH Sarkis examines themes of cultural ‘otherness’ and identity through a play on portraiture and figuration. The subjects are based on historical images, real life acquaintances, and the artist herself, often involving a characteristic ‘carving’ technique and patterned image transfers. In her artwork, the portrayed figures are not simply figures but potential sources of friction or harmony.
2014 An Unexpected View of Africa, Breidenbach Studios, Heidelburg, Germany
Upon completing her BA(hons) in Creative Arts with Art History, MH Sarkis received the Award for Outstanding Graduate (the highest awardable prize). In 2012 she was listed alongside painters such as Marlene Dumas and Wangechi Mutu on the A 1000 Living Painters online archive. In 2015 she was featured by Saatchi Art in the Contemporary Surrealists collection (in honour of Salvador Dali’s birthday) and in the Originals for 2000USD or Less collection.
2015 Pu55y Whipped - International Women’s Day, The Magnet, Liverpool, UK 2014 Three Percent, The Mosaic Rooms (organised by Phakama), London, UK
2014 Don’t We Belong Here? East Oxford Community Centre (organised by Oxford University), Oxford, UK 2013 EQUATIONS, Kingsgate Workshop Trust (organised by Toolbank Society), London, UK 2012 Roy’s Salon Tea Party, Commune CafŽ, London, UK 2011 East Wing X: Any New Material?, Notting Hill Arts Club (organised by The Courtauld Institute of Art), London, UK
NEIL SHIRREFF UNITED KINGDOM
I am an artist based in London. As the lights change colour our perception of the photogramâ€™s colour and form is altered. The lights activate the photograph. Coloured light that had been fixed and was still now appears indefinable and in a perpetual state of transition. The over exposed spots of light seem to pulsate increasing or decreasing in size depending on their fixed colour and the colour of the light cast upon them. These changes create the optical illusion of motion as the spots appear to advance and recede before our eyes. This effect is most striking when spots of similar exposures are grouped together and in these designs where a square block of colour appears within another square, a design that recalls the colour studies of Josef Albers, the visual challenge to make sense of the continuous flux of ever changing colour and colour relationships is at its most compelling. *Exhibitions : - The Independent Artist Fair, Group Show, The Rag Factory, London, Oct 2015 - The Independent Artist Fair, Group Show, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, Oct 2013 - Allotments, Group Show, Schwartz Gallery, London, July 2012
- The Open West, Group Show, Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham, England, February 2009 - Fallen, Group Show, F/Stop International Photography Festival, Leipzig, Germany, July 2008 - Through The Lens, Group Show, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England, June 2008 - Westminster Open, Group Show, SW1 Gallery, London, England, August 2007 - Here Today, Curated by Anne Kathrin Greiner and Neil Shirreff, Jersey Gallery, London, England, Sept 2006 - Home Trappings, Group Show, Coach House Gallery, Sevenoaks, England, October 2005 - In The Midst, Solo Show, Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, England, November 2004 - Eye To The Horizons, Group Show, Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2002 - Photo Neola, Group Show, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Scotland, August 2002 - Napier University Degree Show, ESU Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2002 - In The Midst: Aspects of Canadian Land, Joint Show, The Corridor Gallery, Lochgelly,
SHELLEY THEODORE AUSTRALIA
Shelley Theodore (b.1958 Brisbane, Australia) currently lives and works in London. She studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (1992-1995) and MA Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art, University of London (2010-2012). An artist working across of range of mediums, she had 2 film based work selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013.
*Competitions Prizes and Awards :
*Group exhibitions :
2012 - The Salon Art Prize Exhibition 2012, Matt Roberts Art, 25b Vyner Street, London E2 9DG
2015 Uncertain States 2015, Mile End Pavillion, Mile End London, 4-22nd Nov 2014 Propellor Foundry and Open Studios, http://www.propellerfoundry.com/ 2013 Pala, digital broadcast curated by Laura Mansfield WWW.APLACECALLEDPALA. NET Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013, Spike Island, Bristol,14 September to 10 November, ICA London, 27 November 2013 - 26 January 2014
2013 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 2012 - Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jewood Space , London
2010 - Deptford X Fringe Award , Deptford High Street, Deptford *Other : 2015 - Backs to the Future, Residency at FIVE YEARS,Regents Studios, St Andrews Rd, E8 2011 - Film Screening, CCW AT HMVCurzon, Wimbledon
NICOLA TROLL UNITED KINGDOM
A trip to Ayres Rock in Australia inspired me to make art. As I had made screen prints at school this seemed like a good medium. Unfortunately I could not find a screen printing workshop, but instead went to an etching evening class at the Bournemouth and Poole School of Art and Design (now Bournemouth University). It became clear from my first plate that etching was my medium and I have been practicing now for over 20 years. I have worked at Kew studio for the majority of that time and now have a studio at Wimbledon Art Studio which houses my newly bought press. I exhibited with Richmond Printmakers over a seven year period (this included a group show at the National Theatre and the Barbican). I also belonged to Five Women Artists Plus for four years and exhibited with them. I have regularly exhibited with Hertford Art Society at their open show and Kew Studio Printmakers. I also open my house for Wandsworth Open House for over 10 years.
JOY TRPKOVIC UNITED KINGDOM
Joy Trpkovic was born in Colne, Lancashire and studied Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College Portsmouth Polytechnic, where she obtained an Honours Degree in Fine Art. A postgraduate Teaching qualification followed from the University of Sussex, Brighton. She was elected a Fellow of The Society of Designer Craftsmen in 2012 for her innovative work in clay. Living by the sea for many years has been a powerful influence on her work. Her work has been bought for the Ceramic Collection at Southampton Museum and Art gallery. She has been a finalist in four of the last six years in the International Competitions at the Museum in Alcora, and has been Second Prize winner in 2012 and 2015. Her work is private collections worldwide and in public collections in Spain, and Britain. During the last few years, Joy has been invited to exhibit in Milan, Haacht in Belgium, Faenza in Italy, and Spain.
SECOND PRIZE : CICA 35 International Ceramic Competition, Alcora, Spain - Jan. Art – Rooms Contemporary Fine Art Fair. Melia White House Hotel, Regents Park, London - Jan. Society of Designer Craftsmen. 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London - Jan. Craft. Olympia, London
Exhibitions : 2015: Handmade at Kew–Kew Gardens, London, October 2015 Milan Expo. ARTMeet Gallery. June–September͚ Nautical Exhibition. RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.
Solo Exhibition : - Paintings and Ceramics, Harrow Arts Centre Contemporary Art Gallery. September - Guest artist. International Ceramic Fair, Faenza, Italy - October. Made, London - June. International Ceramic Market. KSPArts , Haacht. Belgium - June. Guest artist, Brighton Open Studios
2014: Nov. Handmade in Britain. Chelsea, London Oct. Made, London . Sept. International Ceramic Festival, Faenza, Italy. Guest Ceramist. July. Bembridge Sailing Club. Isle of Wight
TINU VERGHIS INDIA
Born in Kerala India, Tinu just completed her BA in Fine Arts at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. Works of Tinu Verghis ranges nomadically across practices associated with land art, body art, performance, video, sculpture, and photography. She is best known as India’s most sought after fashion model. She has graced the covers and have been featured extensively over ten years in many magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Femina, New Woman, L’Officiel, etc. She has used her media visibility to voice opinions on women’s rights in the fashion and entertainment industry in India. Tinu also experimented with acting in 2012 in Q’s Tasher Desh, an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland by Tagore. In 2012 she left her modeling career, to study art as a new channel to address social concerns that are close to her heart. Tinu lives between Singapore where she studies and Goa where she runs an organic farm. *AWARDS: - 2003 Worlds Best Ramp Model (Fashion TV, Monte Carlo) - 2005 Global Indian of the Year (Times of India) - 2015 Shortlisted for Chan & Davies Art Prize (Singapore) Presidents Award (Biennale Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze)
*EXHIBITIONS: - 2014 Anemone, Recycled Light Installation, Wilkie Edge Mall (CapitaLand Commercial Trust), Singapore BURN, Performance Art, Winstedt, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore - 2015 Impermanence, ARTWALK, Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore WIP, Pressure Drop, Project Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore Eat Me (Smells Like Curry) Performance Art at Kilo Lounge & Bar, Singapore Under My Skin - Personal Performance:Video As AutoBiography, Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada Under My Skin- Biennale Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, Italy *FILM: - 2012 Acted as the Oracle Patralekha in the critically acclaimed film Tasher Desh, directed by Q. Premiered at the Rome Film Festival *EMPLOYMENT/EXPERIENCE: - 2003 Started a Models Union- Models United, Bombay, India - 2007 Early Childhood Care and Education (Montessori Teacher).
RENATA VINCOLETTO BRAZIL
Renata is a self-taught visual artist, originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and she has been calling Cambridge, UK her home for the last 10 years. She is a trying to be normal mum of two, wife, artist and a working woman. Her educational background is technical, as she read Physics at University of Sao Paulo, and her present career is in Information Technology. Although she never had any formal art training, artistic creativity has been always a big part of her life. She has created a portfolio of graphite, charcoal, pastel, coloured pencil drawings and watercolour, mostly landscape portraits that have some meaning to her. *Exhibitions : - Balzano’s - Cambridge - Art Maze - Oxo Tower - Procreate
MILLY ANNE VINOGRADOFF
SIMONA VISAN ROMANIA
Milly Anne Vinogradoff was born in 1966 into a family of performers. She received two MA’s in environmental sciences before deciding that her future lay in a career as a dancer and choreographer. Vinogradoff soon developed a passion and fascination with photography and for 15 years she avidly photographed her friends in the performing world. Moving her photography practice to the next level she graduated with distinction from Central Saint Martins College of Art in 2010. Female performers expressing their femininity surrounded Vinogradoff all her life but most significantly she grew up in a strong matriarchal environment. It is no surprise then, that women are a recurring subject of her work with a clear interest in exploring the cultural construct of women’s status in society and the way it influences our actions and beliefs today. Through aesthetics and conceptualism, Vinogradoff explores critically the classic form of the western paradigm that creates the hierarchy - god, man, woman, nature.
*EXHIBITIONS : 2015 will peace come form women/ Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford 2013 Women, a curvy journey / Photofusion Gallery, London 2012 F...the Crudade / Foto8 Summershow / London 2012 Peace of Me / Notting Hill exhibition for Peace One day, London 2012 Power 2012 / Olympic Catalogue, Debut Contemporary Gallery, London 2012 Le Monde d’Estelle / College Paul Cezanne, Brignole, France 2011 Over the Hill / Guernsey photographic festival with Foto8, Guernsey 2011 Over the Hill / Lightox Gallery, , Woking 2011 Over the Hill / Long Night of Pictures Berlin Festival 2010 My Little Paris / L’ Atelier de Su Marie Space, London 2010 Recurring Frigidity / Photo Fringe Art Fair, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton 2010 Beyond Mary and Salome / Central Saint Martin Summer Show 2010, London 2009 Tokyo: Shame and Beauty / Couverture & The Garbstore, Nothing Hill, London 2009 We are more than the Sum of our Parts / Open Studio - Bow Arts Trust, London
Simona was born in 1972 in Romania where she spent the years of her childhood and adolescence, in an era cold and deprived of freedom of expression. In those days, the only time people were allowed to use imagination and skills was on patriotism. She often found herself contemplating the horizon and imagining projected in a world surrounded by color, music, hopes and joys. She studied Visual and Performing Arts and together with her passion for painting she also developed an interest on ballroom dancing, another fascinating way to convey her passion for the arts through movement, color, design and music. In her personal and professional life Simona met Giuliano Fazzari for her a great artist, and thanks to him she developed further her knowledge on colors and pigments and improved on various painting techniques. Simona lived in several Countries immersing herself in each different culture and way of life and this has greatly influenced her vision and her artistic creativity. The common aspects of humanity and her continuous research in life brings Simona on a path to translate her vision of the world in art.
*Exhibition : -New Artist Fair at the ‘Framed Exhibition’ Candid Galleries, 27-29 March 2015. Three days shared exhibition -”Reflexiones” one day Solo Exhibition at Sony’s Headquarter in Weybridge, 03 November 2015 -”Reflexiones” one day Solo Exhibition at Sony’s Headquarter in Weybridge, 11 December 2015 -Exhibit Here Art Maze Exhibition Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London 16-20 December 2015. Collective exhibition
TERESA WELLS UNITED KINGDOM
Inspired by a moral upbringing, I possess an ethical consciousness along with a fascination for the question, “How do Humans Behave?” Through the medium of sculpture and drawing I explore the tenuous relationship between man, his society, religion, law, and kinship. Isolation and miscommunication resulting in disconcerted connections are most attractive. There is a need for me to express this in ways that become both, voyeuristic and participatory. Domestic tableaux echo nostalgia for congruity. Specific body language and positioning combined with an absence of facial expression and skin tone raise questions about scenario and relationship. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary when scale is reassessed. A straightforward scene of exasperation becomes freeze framed from a sequence of events, allowing the viewer to write his or her own screenplay. Teresa Wells grew up as the eldest of six to Catholic parents in Bradford, West Yorkshire. After giving up hope of producing a son, her engineer father began to encourage Teresa to access his workshop and bought her tools for birthday presents. With an interest in reading everything and a love of drawing, she grew up knowing that she wanted to be an artist. When she became a parent to one child with a life threatening heart condition followed by a second child with autism, she did just that, as she felt life had suddenly become too short.
Teresa received a first class BA degree from Nottingham Trent University 1996 and undertook postgraduate studies at Loughborough University, where her tutors included John Atkins FRBS and Dan Archer MRBS. She is influenced by the ethnography’s of participant anthropologists, in particular Mary Douglas, Nigel Barley and Desmond Morris. She currently maintains a working practice at ‘The Grid Studios’ Warwickshire and is a prolific sculptor who also uses drawing in her installation work. Furthermore, she is committed to a rigorous work schedule combining teaching with her practice and role of carer to her autistic child. Her work is made to reflect the consciousness of all humans regardless of nationality and use of text illustrates her intrigue with human stories. After working on large scale installations / sculptures up to 4metres in length Teresa has recently moved to a more intimate scale, 50 cm in length where she explores domestic scenario’s and disconcerted connections in human relationships. Teresa is keen in continuing to exhibit her artwork both nationally and internationally and is a member of The Royal British Society Sculptors. Solo Exhibitions : -The Henderson Gallery, Maltcross, Nottingham “Did you Get the Message?” September 2015
MAGGIE WILLIAMS UNITED KINGDOM
Maggie Williams explores the intersection between fine art and popular culture, without wasting time in callous irony. Her work is fresh and often surprising, with a cleverness which is both humane and devastatingly well observed. Gillian McIver, Studio 75, Maggie Williams most recent work intends to challenge the perception of Mr Olympia; an annual international bodybuilding competition. Fascinated with the extreme exhibition of masculinity, Williams creates a dialogue of antithesis and symbiosis in the portrayal of champions through the effeminate art of embroidery. The victors are emasculated as their final poses are transformed from an ephemeral Herculean moment in the spotlight to an ethereal cross-stitch, whilst the depiction of taut, bulging muscles brings about a new sensibility and contemporary twist to the medium of needlework. The redescription and transformation of an object or image is a theme that appears heavily throughout Williams work. Whether the process is delicate or destructive, her artwork mirthfully reintroduces the subject matter. Maggie Williams (b.1989) is a British artist currently living and working in London. Since graduating in 2011, Williams has both organised and exhibited in numerous shows in London and further afield.
Upcoming: 2016 - Zealous X, Rich Mix, Shoreditch, 7-17 Jan - Past 2015 - Contemporary, Alon Zakaim Fine Art, Mayfair, 26 Jun-3 Sept - The Art Book [solo] - DigitasLBi, Brick Lane, 22 Jul-28 Aug - Summer Salon II, Candid Arts Trust, London - Maybe: The USA Getaway, Limewharf, Vyner St, London - Deep Trash Italia #5, Bethnal Green - Working Mens Club, London12, - Menier Gallery, London 2014 - Humble Origins: Art on Paper, BAR Gallery, London - The Art Book: Revised Edition [solo], cueB Gallery, London
HOLLY WILSON UNITED STATES
Holly Wilson received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 in Ceramic, an MA in Ceramics 1994 and an MFA in Sculpture 2001, both from Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas. Holly has exhibited her intimate bronze sculptures and her mixed media encaustic relief sculptures nationally. Wilson’s figures draw both from real life and legends of her Delaware and Cherokee background. She now lives and works from her studio in Mustang. “I work with video in a painterly manner by capturing live routine and taking on the role of alter-ego’s relinquished from the general public and media. The sculptures and videos of my observations and performance combine to create installations that transcend the viewer’s reality as well as entice a reassessment of pre-cultivated virtue. Constantly probed to post and comment on every product, place, and emotion we encounter, I want the work to transcend these pressures, and reconnect with reality. Working in an excessive compulsive, I react to these human calamity as a personal outlet.”
*Solo Exhibitions : 2015 : Secrets and the Untold Stories, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa/ A Foot in Two Worlds, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma Cit/ Temporal, New Photography, JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City 2014 : Intertwined, PrintWork Gallery, Chicago/ Can You Hear Me Now, Main-Site Art Gallery, Norman/ Story Tellers, (2 person) Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale 2013 : Pathways, JRB at the Elms, Oklahoma City
LIESHA YAZ UNITED KINGDOM
Each painting is an emotional response to a place, a feeling or experience. I use references from nature, the suggestion of a landscape, a hint of sky reflected in water, or a storm brewing in the distance. I love the idea that the paintings are completed by the viewer’s imagination and response, a collaboration between two of us. I use oils and mixed media to create texture and form in my paintings. I love to play with consistencies and glazes and see what effects I can create, the painting always takes on a life of its own I like to work fast and capture the energy within the painting and other times the process will be slower and the piece will demand a slower more methodical approach. My interest in nature and the ever changing but constant landscape is a continual source of passion. One of my biggest sources of inspiration is the sky, particularly a stormy one, I love to explore the natural landscape to breath in the fresh air and look at the sky, it is then that a painting begins to form, sometimes I begin with a landscape and then the piece becomes more abstracted as the emotions take over. I am fortunate to live on Ashdown Forest with far reaching views across to the South Downs from my studio which provides me with constant inspiration.
After studying at Maidstone College of Art I spent 10 years living abroad and travelling throughout Anatolia I also draw on the natural and rugged beauty I experienced whilst travelling.My work has been sold in the UK and Internationally. Exhibitions : -South East Open Studios - Lustre’15 OBS Gallery Tonbridge - Currently exhibiting with Wing Gallery Wadhurst
EGOR ZIGURA UKRAINE
SPECIAL GUESTS Egor Zigura is a talented Ukrainian artist of contemporary art: easel and monumental sculpture in bronze, stone, wood, metal, plastic. He experiments combining various traditional and modern materials.He was born 1984 in Dnepropetrovsk city (Ukraine), graduated from the State Art School named by Taras Shevchenko (2003), and sculpture department of the National Academy of Art and Architecture (2009). Now he is an assistant trainee of the National Academy of Art and Architecture (since 2010), and works as a teacher of drawings and sculptures in the University named by Karpenko-Kariy in Kyiv (since 2011). Egor Zigura is a member of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists (since 2012). His artworks are in the Memorial estate of Lyzohub family (Sednev), Museum of O. Saenko (Borzna), in private collections in Ukraine (including Viktor Yushchenko, former President of Ukraine), Russia, Denmark, Germany and other countries. Main group exhibitions: 2015 - Contemporary art exhibition “Coal Goal” at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv, Ukraine 2015 - Contemporary art exhibition at America House in Kyiv, Ukraine
VII Great Sculpture Salon at Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2015 — Exhibition «Art Twins» at Taras Shevchenko National Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2014 — Land art festival “Spring wind. New earth “ (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2014 — “The civic mysticism” at Institute of Contemporary Art (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2014 — “The fire of love. It is dedicated to Maidan” at M17 Contemporary Art Center (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2014 — All-Ukrainian Triennial of sculpture 2012 at Central House of Artists (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2013 — “The Industrial Eden” at Institute of Contemporary Art (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2013 — IV Fine Art Ukraine at Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2012 — Festival of Contemporary Art «GOGOLFEST» at Metalware Plant (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2012
LORENZO BELENGEUR UNITED KINGDOM
Spanish artist based in London highly influenced by Minimalism and Arte Povera. Lorenzo Belenguer was one of the two performers invited by Leah Capaldi to perform ‘Hung’ at the Serpentine Gallery, participated at the Tate Liverpool as part of the Keywords project, and exhibited at ‘No Soul for Sale’ at the Tate Modern and many other exhibitions mainly held in London. In 2015, Belenguer exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale. Exhibitions : 2016 Art Fair ArtRooms, Special Guest Artist, Regent’s Park, London Minimalism/Arte Povera New York/Rome, Le Dame Art Gallery, Regent’s Park, London 2015 56th Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, The Fall of the Rebel Angels,Venice. * I’m a Celebrity, Therefore I Exist, Le Dame Art Gallery, Regent’s Park, London. Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, The City, London. ArtRooms Art Fair, Guest Artist, Regent’s Park, London
2014 A Fete Worse Than Death, Red Gallery, With Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Gary Hume, Gillian Wearing, Bob and Roberta Smith, Mat Collishaw, Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake, Sam Taylor-Wood, Max Wigram, Shoreditch, London Hung, Serpentine Gallery, performance led by Leah Capaldi, Kensington Gardens, London Keywords, Tate Liverpool, (as a participant) Art/Converters 2014, Studio 1.1 Gallery, Shoreditch CHINESE OPEN, Chinatown, London GOD, LetArtWork Gallery, Pune, India Retorno Al Paraiso, Ateneo de Madrid, We Could Not Agree, Frieze Week, Cavendish Square, Q-Park, Mayfair, London. Indra and Samia Gallery, STOP THE WAR, Whitechapel, London
Graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London in 2011. Wuttin Chansataboot is a Bangkok-based freelance director and media artist working across disciplines from filmmaking to time-based-multi-media installation. The idea behind his art revolves around and investigates the impact of information technology evolution on the transfiguration of self and identity caused by virtual interaction on cyberspace.
2013 * Kate Moss & Nine Other Women, The Office Group, Mayfair, London Big Deal No 5, Q Carpark, Mayfair, London Tasty Modern, Schwartz Gallery, Hackney Wick, London
Recently in November 2015, he won the Project Prize for his new media project, “ The Metamorphosis of Self and Identity in Digital Era ” at Celeste Prize Finalist Exhibition in Milan, Italy. Chansataboot is the only Asian to be awarded the Celeste Prize this year.
His shortfilms have been shown at film festivals and art events internationally, including International Film Festival Rotterdam(The Netherlands), Berlin International Directors Lounge(Germany), Kuala Lumpur Experimental film and Video Festival(Malaysia), Hamburg International Short Film Festival(Germany), International Festival Signes de Nuit(Paris, France), KOSMA International Film Festival(South Korea), Videoart Center Tokyo(Japan), WNDX Festival of Moving Image(Winnipeg, Canada), ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Indonesia), Asian Film & Video Art Forum at MMCA (South Korea), Alternative Film/Video Festival (Belgrade, Serbia). In 2012, his short film, “Visual Element” won top-prize in the R.D. Pestonji category (best short film by general filmmakers) of the 16th Thai Short Film and Video Festival. His installation art, “Chameleon’s CORE” won a silver medal (2nd-prize winner) in Mixed Media category of “the 61st National Exhibition of Art”, the longest running art competition in Thailand.
As a part-time lecturer, he is currently teaching at School of Digital Media, Sripatum University. Alongside his creative practice and teaching job, he is doing a research as part of Ph.D.
MARIEKE KRUGER SOUTH AFRICAN
I currently live and work as a visual artist and lecturer of drawing and printmaking at the Jack Meyer Art Centre in Paarl, South Africa. I was brought up on a farm called “Rainbow’s End” in the Banhoek valley. Being surrounded by the beauty of nature since childhood, I developed a growing desire to study art and completed my B.A. Fine Art Degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1994 (majoring in Painting). I moved to Johannesburg in 1996 and completed my M. Tech degree studies (cum laude) in Visual Art specializing in drawing and stone lithography at the University of Johannesburg. After completing a 4 month student exchange, specializing in printmaking, at the Karel de Groote Hogeschool in Antwerp, Belgium, I returned to South Africa to finish my M.Tech studies with a solo exhibition at the Civic Gallery, Johannesburg in 1998. Shortly after the birth of my first daughter, I moved back to Cape Town and worked as a Visual art and Design lecturer in various institutions. I am currently employed as a Visual art educator at the Jack Meyer Art Centre in Paarl, which focuses on secondary Visual art and Design education.
MARTIN REED UNITED KINGDOM
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2016:Invitations towards solo exhibitions at the “Reservoir Gallery” at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein as well as a show at the Bianconi Gallery in Milan, Italy. 2014: Solo exhibition entitled ‘REFLECTING SELF’ at the Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate as partial requirement for Masters Degree in Visual Art at the University of Stellenbosch. (18 October–17 November 2014) 2009: Solo exhibition as follow up on ‘ABOUT FACE II’ entitled ‘ABOUT FACE II’, Art.b. Gallery, Bellville. Solo exhibition entitled ‘ABOUT FACE I’, ABSA Gallery, ABSA Towers, Johannesburg. 2007: Collaborative Show entitled “JOURNEYS...” with Ralph Johnson at the Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschoek.
As humans we are persistently engaged in thought and our emotions govern our existence, these attributes contribute to what inspires us, yet it is our action our physical motion that directly interprets our response to stimulus. In this regard the painting process becomes his main concern, as this is the direct link with our human physicality, our presence. It is this physicality in his paintings that he believes, makes a direct connection to the viewer. “Through paint it is my intention to immerce the viewer in reality. not just my own relity as an artist, or the paintings reality, but for them to ask questions about their own reality”. Figuration underpins his paintings and is the main concern, the human condition, consciousness and existence. The fascination with human sophistication and our complex journey. “Currently my attention is directed to the West Wales Coast, having spent my life along this coastline, I am intrigued by our constant and persistent desire to return to specific areas that resonate with us as individuals, a yearning to return as if to meet up with an old friend”.
Exhibitions : 2015 : Finalist, Celeste international art comp, Milan Italy Grouop exhibition Kooywood Gallery Cardiff Richard Billinghams Graduate 2015, millenium centre cardiff south Wales Duffryn house exhibition, duffryn South Wales summer exhibition, Power House Gallery, 100 artist Llandysul commisioned book cover “free love, rock ‘n’ roll and the 60s “9 Perspectives” old trueman Brewey, Brick Lane London Art challenge wales, Porthcawl Student of the year degree show Carmarthen school of Art. Degree show Carmarthen school of Art 2014 : group exhibition re-branding ‘Carmarthen school of art’ Henry Thomas gallery carms group exhibition ‘new light through old windows’ powerhouse gallery llandysul
ANDREA SAMPAOLO ITALY
Andrea was born in Rome, on March 27th 1966. He graduated in Art in 1983 and ran his career as painter since 1989. However, his keen interest in visual installations and performances as well as in media and design rose up very soon. Although his research is much concerned with experimental painting, Sampaolo’s vocation to eclecticism has enabled him to challenge the changes throughout the years. He got close to the Underground musical movement in Rome and Italian jazz. Between 1989-93, he thus performed live music and painting in Rome at the Ulisse and A.C.E.A T. theatres as well as at the Palombara Castle, Sabina. More recently, he has performed music and painting with sax player and composer Javier Girotto. In 1998, he took a diploma in Graphic Design. In the following years, he produced advertising videos and short films (in 2004 he directed a cartoon). In 2000, he created his own art gallery in Rome and launched his own creative media company. He collaborated with prestigious brands and fashion houses as a designer. It is particularly worth mentioning his design projects to Nokia mobile’s covers (1999), Slamp’s special edition of lamps (2001), and background scenes commissioned by Ferrone’s top-fashion house.
He also drew on his work patterns to design fashion shoes (2010) and bags. In 2003, he organised Benetton’s live show-room where he also performed as an artist. Selected Solo Exhibitions : 2014 - “Re-Life” Fondazione Bertelli Forte dei Marmi (Lucca) – Italy 2013 - “Ghost Dog”Work for Norcia (Perugia) – Italy 2013 - “American Again” Unix Gallery Chelsea (New York) - U.S.A. 2010 - “American” Poltrona Frau (Miami) - U.S.A. 2009 - “Free Zone” (Rome) - Italy 2007 - “Tessendo Colore” Banca Sella (Milan, Bologna, Ascoli Piceno) - Italy 2007 - “Action painting” Galleria D’Arte 3/5 contemporanea (Rieti) - Italy 2002 - “Astratto fermentato In Design” Grit Art Gallery (Rome) – Italy
WILL THOMSON UNITED KINGDOM
Will Thomson was born in London in 1992. At college, the artist spent a lot of time in a dark room experimenting with film and photography. Thomson was fascinated by the immediacy of the process of the picture revealing itself. His work is influenced by photographic methods which are not often used or discussed outside the field of photography. For instance, his series of paintings ‘Views’ focuses on decisive moments; the coincidental alignment of forms create a temporary composition, captured in a photograph. Here, the paintings identify these temporary compositions and eliminate the irrelevant aspects of the context.
The artist wants to create work that is visually stimulating for all viewers and therefore accessible, rather than conceptually complex. His paintings are created to provoke a visual response, in opposition to a decorative artwork. Like a photograph, his works may inspire questioning but never dogmatism.
Thomson is interested in the idea of controlling some of the variables in the process of making the work, but never being able to predict the final outcome. The paintings, like photographs, are often revealed in a single moment. Thomson’s marble paintings enable him to explore the immediacy of photography in a medium in which works are not usually created instantly, and in which there is only limited interference from the artist. Similar ideas influenced the moiré paintings. They are are static, yet interact with the viewer by producing the effect of moiré. The final outcome depends on the eyes of the viewer and removes full control from the artist.
Exhibition : - Frieze exhibition, named ‘Fragments Of’ in October 2015
- Petrie Inventory for the 2015
Michele Tombolini was born in Venice in 1963. His studio is located in Marghera (Venice) in the Banchina Molini area in the midst of abandoned warehouses from ex-industrial complexes. In Tombolini’s artistic body his painting plays a significant role and he has dedicated himself to this since he was very young. The works he produces are of large dimension that seem to encompass the vital energy and the internal impulse that generate the connection and contact with what actually surrounds us. Performances, installations and sculptures - the expressions that he has explored the most since 2011 to today - all have one main objective: to expand the limits of perception towards three-dimensionality. Tombolini has exhibited both in Europe as well as in the United States for more than twenty years. SELECTED SOLO SHOW : 2015 VECCHIATO ART GALLERY ( PADOVA –ITALY) 2014 EMERSON GALLERY (BERLIN) GREEN ART ASIA (HONG KONG )
2013 PERSONAL STRUCTURES 55th BIENNALE VENEZIA 2012 VAIN ART (MESTRE –VENEZIA) 2011 PALAZZO DELLE PRIGIONI (VENEZIA) 2010 GALLERIA SANTO STEFANO (VENEZIA) VIOLARTE (VARESE) 2009 PALAZZO MICHIEL (VENEZIA) GALLERIA BARBARA PACI (PIETRASANTA- LUCCA) MISSART GALLERY (LIMONE DEL GARDA- BRESCIA)
PAOLO VEGAS ITALY
Paolo Vegas creates dramatic, carefully staged fashion photographs, often utilizing theatrical lighting to create high-contrast and glossy effects. A year after graduating from the Institute of European Design, in Milan, the artist began to collaborate on advertising campaigns with photographers such as the portrait artist Giovanni Gastel. More recently, Vegas, who lives and works in his native Biella, Italy, has experimented in his fashion shoots with themes of cloning and doubling. SOLO EXHIBITIONS : 2014 - “Cloning for LILT”, curated by Riccardo Crosa, LILT, Biella, Italy 2013 - “Cloning in Milan Reload”, curated by Flavio - “Lattuada”, Studio Lattuada, il Diaframma, Milan, Italy - “Cloning in Milan”, curated by Flavio Lattuada, Studio Lattuada, il Diaframma, Milan, Italy - “La donna allo specchio”, curated by Botto Group, Profeta Galerie
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS : 2013 - “Parliamo tanto di lui...”, curated by Carlo Palli, Studio Rosai and Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Florence, Italy - BAU dieci – contenitore di cultura contemporanea curated by BAU associazione culturale, GAMC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea di Viareggio, Viareggio , Italy - “Fruit. Focus on Contemporary Art”, Mantova Archivio di Stato, Galleria Civica di Modena and Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venice, Italy - “Collettiva di fine Estate”, curated by Paola Bertolazzi, Galleria Casa d’Arte Viadeimercati, Vercelli, Italy 2012 - “Dèjà Made/Ready Vu”, curated by Nicola Cecchelli, Palazzo Appiani, Piombino, Italy - Group exhibition, curated by Gaetano Mastrostefano, Vincenzo Martongelli and Sessa Aurunca, Caserta, Italy
PETER CRNOKRAK UNITED KINGDOM
ART PROJECTS Peter Crnokrak is a London based computational artist whose work addresses the ever changing reference point of reality and experience, with a particular focus on the extremes of societal behaviour as a means by which to characterise the human condition. His practice is an experimental platform that utilises design language to communicate meaning in complex systems with work integrating research, analysis and experimental technologies. Peter’s work has been featured in over 100 books and magazines and has been exhibited internationally including Tokyo, London and New York.
In 2010, Peter was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of award winning expertise in design and data visualisation. “What Need Angel” : What Need Angel is a synesthetic transcription of the brainwave response of a five year old boy while listening to music. The computational video uses dynamic particle animation segments that are reflection of the music listening experience. Particle behaviours such as size, speed, colour and direction of movement are all determined by the user’s passive brainwave responses to music stimuli. The project aims to develop a systematic methodology that allows for primal biological experiences to be visualised to facilitate the understanding of the emotional responses to stimuli.
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REFUGE Daniela Papadia’s project-exhibition, the Table of Alliance, is a 12 meters tapestry reproducing the Human Genoma. Suited by women from different Countries it has now become a symbol for solidarity, multiculturalism and a strong tool to raise awareness against racism. The genetic patrimony of the human race is the common bond and threads are our destiny. Mapping of the genes of various blood groups, designed by Daniela with the scientific support from neurobiologist Dr. Riccardo Cassiani Ingoni, this monumental work is the first in the world to visually represent blood. The exhibition features the main tapestry on embroidered linen and a documentary that weaves together art, science and issues of multiculturalism and solidarity. The project is supported by curator Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia, Mirta d’Argenzio, curator and a VIP Relations Italy for Art Basel, in collaboration with Que Simmons, Founder Muse Art Fair, and Yvonne McCormack-Lyons, President of the “Women’s International Film & Arts Festival. About the documentary : The documentary describes the development process, from creation to execution of the Table of Allianz. Six women of different nationalities, all of them inmates in Rome’s Rebibbia Prison (Italy), embroider a 12-metre tapestry map of
The documentary The Table of Allianz narrates the creation and realization of a multicultural art and science performance conceived by artist Daniela Papadia. The project The Table of Allianz is supported by the Italian President of the Republic for which obtain the “Medal of Representation”. It has also the Patronage of: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Justice, Rome - Department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotion, Pontificium Consilium Pro Familia. In 2015, the documentary has been shortlisted at the “Peace on Earth Film Festival” in Chicago and the “Women’s International Film & Arts Festival” in Miami. Trailer : https://vimeo.com/francomicci/review/117536510/3af506caf3 Directed and Edited by Francesco Miccichè Written by Daniela Papadia Produced by Francesco Miccichè Director of Photography Gioacchino Castiglione Music by Giancarlo Russo
ESTABRAK AL-ANSARI IRAQ
Estabrak is a London(UK) raised Iraqi (former)refugee; Persian born, British classified, visual artist & film maker currently based between London(UK) & Muscat(Oman). The strive for equality&freedom of speech is what brings to life most of her works, often placing particular interest in progressive ways of storytelling. She has been a part of some pioneering projects such as ‘Imagine Art After’ and has had her work commissioned and supported by numerous organisations including ‘The Helen Tetlow Memorial Fund’ and ‘The Alserkal Cultural Foundation’. She has exhibited internationally at galleries such as TATE Britain and has recently won a prize for her underwater photographic series ‘Omanis Under Water’. She mainly works on independent & creative projects, in-particular with NGOs where meaning to her works are at the forefront of her visions. 2016 will see Estabrak showcase her existing multi-disciplinary works and new commissions at major Biennales such at ‘The Marrakech Biennale 2016’ as well as be apart of some major festivals in London, Europe and the Middle East.
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Biennale’s 2016 Feb- May The Marrakesh Biennale 2016 Marrakesh Morocco / New commissioned performance based work Solo exhibitions : 2015 Debut solo show: Muscat Oman / Gallery Sarah (Bait Al Zubair) / ‘Consciousness’ (September 2015). Selected group exhibitions : 2016 *TBC, Italy/ TBC / ‘B#SIDE WAR PROJECT’ 2016 (Spring/Summer) *UAE, Sharjah / Maraya Art Centre / ‘Transitions’ Art Jameel Prize winners exhibition (Febuary) 2015 *Oman, Muscat / Stal Gallery / ‘Place of Silence’ (February). *Dubai, UAE / Sikka Art Fair / Heritage House (part of Alserkal exhibition,March).
ZOLT ASTA HUNGARY
Zolt Asta (aka. Zsolt Asztalos). Fine artist (1974) Lives in Budapest, London : http://asztaloszsolt.com Education: 1993-2000 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department Represented Hungary at 55th Venice Biennale, 2013 /// ‘Fired but Unexploded’ installation. Solo Exhibiton : 2001 Black and White - Studio Gallery, Budapest 2001 Cube - Hungarian Cultural Institution, Prague 2002 Black and White - European Middle Gallery, Esztergom 2004 Still Life - Dinamo Gallery, Budapest 2006 Your past is my Present - Dorottya Gallery, Budapest 2007 Hidden - European Middle Gallery, Esztergom 2007 Your past is my Present - Opera House, Budapest 2008 Inside - Studio Gallery, Budapest 2008 White - Apropodium Gallery, Budapest 2009 Common Exhibition with Zsolt Tibor - Viltin Gallery, Budapest 2009 We are in time - Pintér Sonja Gallery, Budapest
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2010 Fragile, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvr 2011 Three in One, Parnu, Estonia 2012 Fired but Unexploded, Viltin Gallery, Budapest 2012 Esperanto, budai Trsaskr, Budapest 2012 Two hydrogen atoms shared their electrons, City Gallery Miskolc 2012 Image Bank, Art9 Gallery, Budapest 2013 Fired but UnexplodedHungarian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezzia Group Exhibiton : 1999 Geo - Hungarian Geological Institution, Budapest 1999 Sanatorium - ArtPool P60, Budapest 1999 Maurer Class - Hungarian Cultural Institution, Berlin 2000 Varsaw-Budapest - Polish Cultural Institution, Budapest 2002 Green Flood - Kieselbach Galley, Budapest 2004 Still Life - Ernst Museum, Budapest 2008 Metro project - Metro Gallery, Budapest 2008 Curator - Budapest Gallery, Budapest
EVAR HUSSAYINI SWEDEN
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I am a multi-disciplinary artist from West Kurdistan residing in London. My mixed media techniques explore space, shape, form and line as well as having a recurring nucleus centered around the female naked or covered body and face to highlight the way identity is affected by surroundings, memory and culture. Having grown up around fellow artists who focused on controversial and cultural topics, I began to pick up this trait in my own artwork. The focus would be to go against the norms and values of the cultural ideologies that I was expected to follow, specifically the exterior dimensions and societal stigmas of a woman’s body and face, and to address subjects that have been silenced in our communities in relation to the many types of women that exist. In February 2015 I took part in an art festival in Diyarbakir, Kurdistan for two weeks where 230 artists chosen from across the world to exhibit their art work. As well as the main exhibition, me and 24 other artists were chosen out of the 230 to take part in a one week symposium where we created a piece of artwork in front of the public, which allowed us to build dialogue with the audience at any time, offer advice, take critique and learn. The artwork in the exhibition/created in the symposium were all up for sale, of which the proceedings were given to the displaced victims of the conflict in Rojava, Kurdistan.
MANJA MCCADE GERMANY
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Enrique Verdugo is a photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in London and was born in Chile. Not much to tell I’m afraid, I was offered a coveted place at Kunsthochschule Halle Burg Giebichtenstein but didn’t take it, as the Berlin Wall fell: the world was a rather exciting place, to a teenager born in the east, wasn’t thinking too much about the far off future, just buying bananas today.
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His practice is composed of video, photography and installation. His work deals with the human body and its habitat, man as an individual, living in a complex environment. In his body of work ‘Body & Flux’, he uses the body as a canvas to experiment with. The staged portraits extend the physical qualities of the body towards a metaphysical quality in relation to light, time and movement. From a studio based approach, influences from news imagery and environmental issues, and natural resources, have led him to interact more intently with context and locations, producing more work on site, sometimes using props and models to create mise-en -scène, fictional or disrupted narratives, taking the form of ephemeral installations. His latest work ‘Memory and Migration, he reflects on the search for a new start, for a better economic future, explored in the film Elinkine. Enrique works as a freelancer, collaborating with editorial publications, architectural practices and artists.
Exhibitions and screenings : 2016 January, Les Inattendus Film Festival Lyon France, premier ‘From the Island’ 2015 Migrant Film Festival Ljubljana, and Isola festival, Slovenia, film screening ‘Elinkine’. 2014 April Hidden Door Festival, in Edinburgh Screen film screening ‘Broken Compass’. 2013 Fotoexpo Festival Prague Czech Republic, Projection ‘Missing Persons’ followed Q&A 2013 Not a Drop Organization, London UK, Collective Show presenting an installation work ‘ The Fog Collector; work with special mention by the filmmaker Franny Armstrong, September. 2012 Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland, October, Screening of ‘Broken Compass’ short film. 2012 Slezské Rudoltice Castle, Czech Republic, ’Ostrava art collective’, group show June- September. 2010 London Festival of Architecture; July, ’Open City, When Utopia Becomes Reality’ , Slideshow and Talk Presentation. 2007 Nahore Gallery, Czech Republic, December Ceske Budejovice, Collective show 2003 Century gallery, London, August; Parallel Bridges, Collective Show
IONA BETHANY JOST
ARTROOMS AWAKE Iona Bethany Jost is exhibiting this year as part of ARTROOMS Awake, a brand new programme designed to showcase extraordinary talent, from under-18s. Iona is a secondary school student in her final year at Cults Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is interested in exploring creative expression through painting, sculpture and industrial design and is inspired by the notion of how we romanticise the unknown. She hopes to achieve a place next year at a leading art school in the UK and is currently interviewing at Anglia Ruskin, Dundee and Edinburgh Universities. Himalayas Project “My fascination with the Himalayas began on a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park where a whole area was designed to look and feel like a small village in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Although not quite the real thing, it gave me a strong enough impression to love a place I’d never been to. Having not ever been there, it has allowed me to perceive it as an almost romanticised place filled with mystery and untouched by the outside world. This is what I wanted to display throughout my work showing culture and the landscape and giving people a glimpse of how they worked together to create this diverse and magical place that seems so far off.” - Iona Bethany Jost
ANGELA CORTI/ ROSOLINO DI SALVO
Angela Corti is an Italian artist from Brescia. Her debut took place in the 90s, with her first plate engraving with etching just before she started her academic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. From acid etched engraving, she felt the need to make direct sign on metal and use a handmade paper that, when printed, could create a relief, a beginning of the two dimensional sculpture. Probably it is the light contrast between the direct sign and paper roughness, between black and white, that facilitates the transition to sculpture. Signs designed and printed on transparent surfaces become reflected shadows. Her sculptural research consists in the processing of stone blocks, through a deconstructionreconstruction operation: she fragments them, then puts them back together; giving the matter a new shape, bringing the pieces together sewing the stones with a metal wire which retains the fragments. She is one of the artists of IAGA Gallery in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), she has exhibited in various cities, including Athens (Greece), Vilnius (Lithuania), Milan, Rome, Cremona (Italy), New York (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Bucharest (Romania), Prague (Czech Rep.), and others. In addition, she is part of the platform Design Street, Italian web magazine dedicated to International Design (Milan).
Rosolino Di Salvo is a Sicilian architect and musician-composer who makes a search according to which harmony and shape are the tangent of the two paths; his musical process also includes multiple stimuli, through the transfer of experiences that deconstruct the rigid structures of the preconceived musical engineering. His music is therefore evolving, open and experimental, and its sounds are malleable and changeable, like our inner life. There is in fact in his songs a direct junction between the outside and inside world and the guitar is nothing but the instrument of encounter between the two hemispheres. Rosolino Di Salvoâ€™s sounds are therefore impressionistic, abstract strokes capable to transform into landscapes, that sometimes flow slow, sometimes fast, to take us elsewhere. Its sounds change the passing of linear time and turn into moving visions . He has performed as a soloist with various chamber ensembles, in various plectrum orchestras. He has performed as a soloist with various chamber ensembles, in various plectrum orchestras. He has published music for guitar and ensemble with BĂ¨rben Editions. His music has been performed in concert by several international musicians, including Giulio Tampalini, Giorgio Mirto, Carlos Bonell, Flavio Cucchi, Claudio Piastra, Giacomo Bigoni, Fabio Maida. They are also contained in Nocturnes for Guitar by Giorgio Mirto - Brilliant Classics (Netherlands), Colors by Giuseppe Spalletta (Italy) and Take time by Giacomo Bigoni - 3Sixty Studios in Fulham (London UK).