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SPONSORED ARTISTS The following artists are sponsored by World Wide Art Books LORRAINE BEATTIE ANITA BJORBEKK BETTY COLLIER ANNE DE SUÈDE SINIKKA ELFVING THIERRY FAZIAN CARLOS SEEBER STUART GORDON MARIA TERESA GUALA HOWARD HARRIS STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT VERONICA IBARGÜENGOITIA ERNA KLAUS KAT KLEINMAN MARINA KORAKI JEAN-MARC LAROQUE BEA LAST KWONG TIM JACKSON LEE DERWIN LEIVA LAURENCE LHER SHARVARI LUTH ALAN MAHOOD MARLO VANESSA NAHOUL THAN NGUYEN SAYO NOMACHI CRAIG PENNY AN HAI PHAM NATALIA ROSE ALEXANDER SANER SÉRAPHINE MELANIE SIMARD INGRID SOLESVIK NYK SYKES BJORN-UWE TIMM JULIE TURNER SARA TWOMEY VALERIE VANDERMOTTEN AMARNATH VISWANATH FU WENJUN MAX WERNER CHARLES WHITING ADAM WURTZ JR. STEPHEN WYLER EWA ZELLER

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INTRODUCTION

It is a great pleasure to introduce the fourth volume in the series Current Masters. We originally conceived this title as an addition to our longrunning series “International Contemporary Masters,” which would present younger master artists and new, fresh work by established contemporary artists. The series has taken on a life of its own, and is now in its fourth year, having won critical acclaim and an enthusiastic readership. Whenever we distribute this title at art fairs, our supply is invariably exhausted. This volume presents the work of some 50 notable artists, as usual from nearly every corner of the world, and creating in nearly every medium and every genre of the plastic fine arts. As usual, our policy is to have a minimum of comment, and let the works speak for themselves. We hope that the reader, or rather the viewer, will derive as much pleasure from perusing this collection as we did in compiling it.

Thomas Tunberg Editor

Despina Tunberg Curator

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INDEX Premium PRESENTATIONS

Gary Aagaard Elisabeth Ladwig Nicholas Teetelli 12-5 Anne Swan Moore 16-9 Reveronniya Torskaya 20-3 Ted Lau 24-7 Max Werner 28 -31 Jenni Souter 32-5 Olivia Kapoor 36-9 Anita Bjorbekk 40-3 Stephanie Holznecht 44-7 Yanika Anukulpun 48-51

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ARTISTS in Alphabetical Order

Lorraine Beattie 54-5 Renata Bosnjak 56-7 Kitty Cann 58 Wendy Cohen 59 Betty Collier 60-1 Anne de Suède 62 Sinikka Elfving 63 Thierry Fazian 64 Carlos Gigena Seeber 66-7 Varvara Gnucheva 65 Stuart Gordon 68-73 Maria Teresa Guala 74 Howard Harris 76-7 Kip Harris 77-8 Markus Helbing 75 Herbert Hermans 80 Charles Hildebrandt 82-3 Veronica Ibargüengoitia 84-5 Erna Klaus 86-7 Kat Kleinman 88-9 Marina Koraki 81 Jean-Marc La Roque 90-1 Bea Last 92-3 Kwong Tim Jackson Lee 94 Derwin Leiva 113 Laurence Lher 96-7 Macey Lipman 95 Olga Loschinina 98-101

Sharvari Luth 102-3 Alan Mahood 104-5 Alexander Mak 106-7 Marlo 114-5 Youri Messen-Jaschin 108-12 Vanessa Nahoul 116 Than Nguyen 118-9 Sayo Nomachi 117 Katharina Pecher 120 Craig Penny 122-5 An Hai Pham 121 Natalia Rose 126 Josip Rubes 128-9 Alexander Saner 130-1 Seraphine 127 Melanie Simard 132-3 Ingrid Solesvik 134 Nyk Sykes 136-7 Josefina Temin 135 Carlyle Thompson 138 Bjorn-Uwe Timm 139 Julie Turner 141 Sara Twomey 140 Johan van der Spuy 142 Valerie J.A. Vandermotten 143 Amarnath Viswanath 144-5 Fu Wenjun 146-7 Charles Whiting 148-51 Adam Würtz Jr. 152-3 Stephen Wyler 154 Ewa Zeller 155 INDEX • CURRENT MASTERS IV • [9]


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Arctic Fjords III Leica | Color digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

Norwegian Sunrise Leica | Color digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

[12] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Nicholas H. Teetelli


NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI United States of America As a fine art photographer from New York City, Nicholas Teetelli has spent the past four decades advancing his skills and winning awards both at home and abroad. He travels the world capturing a diverse portfolio including landscapes, architecture, portraits, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. Nicholas Teetelli is both a published and international award-winning fine art photographer. He was born in New York City and grew up in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. During the late 1960s, and into the 1970s, the Village was a hotbed of culture and the arts. During this period, Teetelli was introduced to art and photography, developing an interest in what would become his lifelong passion. While rooted in New York City, he also called Europe home throughout his early years. Nicholas Teetelli is primarily self-taught. Over the last four decades, he has learned, developed, and advanced his skills independently, transitioning from serious amateur to professional photographer. He travels extensively throughout the world, and during each journey, with camera in hand, he records much of what he sees, sharing the impression of his mind’s eye through composition, light play, shape and design. His work is often juried and invited to exhibition in galleries and museums all across the United States, and receiving awards and recognition in international juried competitions, in such places as Moscow, London, and Tokyo. His work is often also featured at major art shows like Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, and ArtExpo New York as well at European galleries in Vienna, Austria, and Bologna, Italy. He’s also a featured artist on Royal Caribbean’s Azamara Ships in their Artwave shipboard galleries.

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Arctic Fjords Leica | Color digital photograph 30 x 40 in.

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Swans Oil on canvas 18 x 12 in.

[16] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Anne Swan Moore


ANNE SWAN MOORE United States of America

“Early life was filled with music since I was from a musically-inclined family. Barely into my twenties, I turned to painting and knew that would be my life’s creative endeavor. My first classes were at the McNay Art Institue in San Antonio, Texas, followed by classes with other private instructors to learn specific skills. Eventually, I attended the University of Houston and finished my Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, where I was strongly influenced by John Alexander, James Surles, and British pop artist Derek Boshier. Still lifes, landscapes, arroryas, wetlands, contemporary interpretations of fruit, flowers and the occasional namesake swan have all been subjects through the years motivated by color and musical energy. When painting still lifes, it is important for the objects to be close at hand to explore the lines and variations of color and shape. If one visits my space it is evident that the assortments of living flowers or fruits, as well as dried collections, have their purpose. My intent is to capture the beauty of nature during the entire life process. ​  Early as an abstract painter, my focus was on musical energy and movement, later moving to still lifes and landscapes varying them from an impressionistic style to a vividly idealized view. In this new series “In My Garden” I am seeking energy and movement of my original work, keeping techniques learned along the way. ​ My paintings have been hung and featured in the Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas for two decades and in thirty gallery exhibitions over the past thirty years. They also hang in many private and corporate collections.”

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Swan With Apples Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in.

Swans and Pears Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

The Earth Around Me Oil on canvas 50 x 60 in.

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Spring Pride II Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

The Arroyo I Oil on canvas 24 x18 in.

Spring Pride II Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

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Temper Oil and acrylic on canvas 90 x 70 cm

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REVERONNIYA TORSKAYA Ukraine

Born 1977 and living in Odessa, Ukraine, Reveronniya Torskaya decided in 2011 to present her works to the public opening an exhibition at the “Scientists House.” In 2017 she was awarded the international prize of Galileo Galilei for the picture “Molecular world,” and the same year she also received the award for the image “Self-portrait.” In 2018 her painting “Aura” was nominated for the 3rd prize Raffaello. “I want people to be kinder. To have a world without drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. I want people to stop fighting each other. So that people would protect our planetnature and animals.”

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Aura Oil on canvas 90 x 80 cm

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Universe Look Oil on canvas 140 x 100 cm

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Dollar Barbie Color film photograph

Ice Cave Color digital photograph

[24] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Ted Lau


TED LAU

Hong Kong Hong Kong artist Ted Lau was born in 1989 and began taking photographs as early as twelve years old. Now an award-winning fine art photographer, Ted Lau was brought up in a city where East meets West and his work has a strong influence from both cultures. Ted studied in London before returning to Hong Kong, where the western aesthetic had a further impact on him and his perspective. Being a self-taught artist, Ted loves to capture tranquil moments that are lost in a second. As his technical skills grew, he found ways to express beauty as he sees it through his lens. For Ted, beauty is a feeling, everything has to come together to produce an image that captures a fleeting moment of perfection. He has produced a number of stunning works and he still continues to travel around the world, striving and looking for that inspiration.

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On the Prowl B&W digital photograph

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Elks On the Rocks Acrylic on canvas 18 x 23 in.

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MAX WERNER

United States of America Max Werner was born in Ghent, Belgium and currently resides in the USA. He studied Fine Art in London, at the Byam Shaw School of Art, and the Slade School of Art, London University College, where he did a Postgraduate Degree in Etching. Max has shown extensively in Europe, the USA, South America, and Japan, and his works belong to many private and public collections there.

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Coming Home (With thanks to HMS Queen Elizabeth’s film crew) Acrylic on canvas 33 x 22 in.

Encounter near the Top Acrylic on canvas 27 x 17.5 in.

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Waiting at the Gate Acrylic on canvas 43 x 30.5 in.

Summer Storm over Carter Mountain Acrylic on canvas 26 x 17.5 in. Max Werner • CURRENT MASTERS IV • [31]


Ode to Miro: Daniel’s Beaver Pond at Sunrise Mixed media 11 x 14 in.

[32] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Jenni Souter


JENNI SOUTER

United States of America Born in Sandusky, Ohio, 1971, Jenni Souter studied Art at Perkins and Bowling Green State University earning a BFA degree in Oil Painting. She now resides beside the waterlilies in Huron, Ohio. Her summers and weekends are mostly spent near Detroit where her favorite, Frida Kahlo lived. She is an awarded artist by Art and Beyond and belongs to the Scarub Club in Detroit. Souter has been in six publications and exhibitions in Los Angeles, Chicago, including appearing April 4, 2019, at the New York City Red Dot Art Expo. Her works belong to private collections. She is an awarded artist by Gallery 25N and ‘Art and Beyond’ and belongs to the Scarub Club in Detroit.

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Ode To My Son And Dali Oil 16 x 20 in.

Ode To Homosassa Springs Florida Oil 12 x 24 in. Ode To Van Gogh & Ophelia Mixed media 12 x 18 in.

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Ode To Monet Oil 18 x 24 in.

Ode To Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Frida & O’Keeffe Oil 16 x 20 in.

Ode To Chagall Narcissistic Cannibal Oil 48 x 60 in.

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[36] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Olivia Kapoor


OLIVIA KAPOOR

United States of America Olivia Kapoor is best known as one of the innovative and pioneering Visionary Artists within the Inter-Dimensional Art Movement, which is best described as paintings of vision(s) that goes beyond the physical world of known and accepted forms with limitless beginnings and endings. She is an American painter who has exhibited & showcased her work in Paris, London, Amsterdam, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Bologna, and Tokyo. Although best known for her use of color, Artist Olivia Kapoor, explores and shares her highly interpretive depths and layers of paint on canvas, with viewers, through content that is inspired by her everyday surroundings, which include water, as well as mountain slopes. While these are just two of the dominant features throughout this particular collection of work, this artist is also known for her use of geometric patterns, along with her exploration of time. “As an Inter Dimensional Artist, Viewers understand deeper interpretations of my paintings, to develop more advanced problem solving skills.”

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Inspiration Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm Inspiration II Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm

Twilight Fire Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm Colours of The Soul Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

[40] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Anita Bjørbekk


ANITA BJØRBEKK Norway

Life is a journey of color. Norwegian artist, Anita Bjørbekk was born in Porsgrunn in 1972 and today she lives in Skien. She loves colors and uses colors in many ways. Anita has made 45 color cards, a fairytale titled ‘Rainbows Daughter’ and written about the nine color-personalities. She also does lectures, webinars and online courses about how to use colors as tools for success. Anita is a self-taught artist and has taken courses with well-known artists. From 2014 to 2018 she had her own gallery located in Skien, Norway. She has had 33 solo exhibitions in Norway 18 group participations in Europe, Africa, America, and Asia - including the X Florence Biennale in Firenze, Bologna, Venice and Palermo, Italy and at ArtMonaco in Monaco, Artexpo New York, and Spectrum Miami. Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries and Anita is an awarded artist with prizes in Europe and published in several books in Italy. She also holds the title of Norwegian Ambassador of Women’s Art World.

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Deep Inside the Rainbow You Will Find Your Goldern Treasures Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Colours’ Journey to The Light Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Red Dawn Acrylic and fluid acrylic on paper 22 x 30 in.

[44] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Stephanie Holznecht


STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT

United Kingdom / United States Stephanie Holznecht was born on October 31st, 1959 on the Sussex coast of England. At nineteen years of age, she immigrated with her family to Wisconsin, USA, where she resides now. She studied Graphic Design and Fine Art at UW Whitewater, graduating with a BA degree. Over the years she has taken many workshops on abstract art. Holznecht has had five solo shows in the US, and over fifty group exhibitions all around the USA, and abroad in England, United Arab Emirates, India and numerous places in Italy; the most prestigious one being the Biennale Milano International Art Meeting in Milan. Her works are installed in corporate and private collections worldwide. Stephanie is a manytimes-awarded artist and is an active member of many art leagues throughout the USA.

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Rush Hour Acrylic and latex paint on canvas 36 x 36 in. Reinvented Acrylic and latex paint on canvas 30 x 30 in.

The Colors of Love Acrylic and latex paint on canvas 30 x 30 in. April Showers Bring May Flowers Acrylic and latex paint on canvas 36 x 36 in.

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Fast Track Acrylic, tempera and latex paint on canvas 40 x 30 in.

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Navy Pier Chicago B&W digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

[ 48] • CURRENT MASTERS IV • Yanika Anukulpun


YANIKA ANUKULPUN

Thailand / United States of America Born in 1989 in Trang, Thailand, fine art photographer Yanika Anukulpun currently lives in New York, USA. She earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication at Rangsit University in Thailand and a Master’s Degree of Fine Art (Photography) at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Yanika’s work focuses on capturing a moment in time; whether it is building portraits, creating soul, or simply enjoying the perfect light. Her images have been published and exhibited both in the USA and Thailand. “Always experimenting with new techniques, I am equally comfortable with analog and digital technologies, and use both according to the needs of the project.”

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Boston, MA B&W digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

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St. Peter & Paul Church, San Francisco B&W digital photograph 11 x 14 in. Yanika Anukulpun • CURRENT MASTERS IV • [51]


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LORRAINE BEATTIE New Zealand

Lorraine was born in Wellington and now resides in rural Miranda, New Zealand. A self-taught photographer with over 20 years of experience she specializes in amazing landscapes, seascapes, humanity, architecture and simple moments in time to produce untouched Limited Editions. Lorraine has an impressive resume with solo shows in the USA and New Zealand, as well as more than 30 group exhibits in Italy, New Zealand, the USA and Croatia. She has been included in many juried art publications and has been a guest lecturer in the UK and guest speaker at Rotary events and schools presenting works of her photographic art from extensive international journeys.

▲ Calligraphy Limited Edition Digital photo print Various sizes

▲ Masted Limited Edition Digital photo print Various sizes

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▲ Dusk Limited Edition Digital photo print Various sizes

Lorraine’s images are in galleries and private collections in New Zealand and Europe. Lorraine has also been contracted to photograph events, weddings and other special occasions and she shows an unparalleled diversity in applying her art to different genres.

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RENATA BOSNJAK United States of America

In 1997 the was over and Renata decided to move to the USA. She came to Las Vegas as a refugee and adjusting to a new culture, a new language, a new life as well as finding a job was a challenge. Brushes and paint turn in to casino cards and chips but, she didn’t give up on her dream to become an artist. Self-taught,she has managed to develop her own, unique style using religion and realism, referencing the old masters. Due to her everyday life responsibilities, art has become a mere hobby, but Renata hopes that one day that little girl’s dream will become a reality and she will start living the life of an artist.

▲ Virgin And Child Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

Renata Bosnjak was born in Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1976. From a young age, she showed love for art and found beauty in everyday things and situations. She painted her first painting at age 7; a girl holding a dog using a chocolate box as her canvas. As she was growing, her love for art grew with her. When Renata was 16 her dreams change dramatically, due to the war in her country. The next few years passed with struggles to get food and in fear for her own life and of her loved ones.

▲ Madonna and Child with Rosary Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

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▲ Madonna and Child Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.

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KITTY CANN Australia

▲ Group Red Sturt Pea 1 Color digital photograph

Kitty’s exquisite studies of nature using the medium of macro-photography have already been featured in several World Wide Art Books publications. The abundant flow of color, light, texture, and energy in Kitty’s work is inspired by her natural affinity with the environment and her endless fascination with recording nature in vivid close-up. Every image in this, Kitty’s first photographic exhibition, was taken in natural light using a Canon EOS 400D Digital SLR camera, with no enhancement or manipulation. Kitty loves nothing more than to capture and share her spectacular images of the vast Australian outback in all its glory.

▲ White Sturt Pea Color digital photograph

▲ Red Sturt Pea 2 Color digital photograph

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WENDY COHEN

Australia

▲ Colours And Lines Of Interconnection Mixed media on canvas 40 x 40 in.

▲ Scratching The Surface Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in.

Wendy Cohen is a Sydney-based artist who has attained a BFA as well as MFA Degrees. Her art practice focuses on the relationship of color, shape, line, and form with realistic components that are communicated in a painterly language. By integrating shapes into a cohesive body of colors and forms in conjunction with collage elements, flowing ideas are arbitrarily manifested that bring attention to the brushstrokes, mark-making, and materiality on the surface of each painting.  However, the primary focus of her practice is to transform the static space of each painting with synchronized contrasting colors highlighting its chemistry and resonance.

▲ What Goes Up Comes Down Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 48 x 20 in.

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BETTY COLLIER Australia

A former Tertiary Art Teacher for over 30 years, Betty has studied Art extensively in Ballarat and Melbourne, receiving a Teaching Degree, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Majoring in Sculpture with a Minor in Painting. An award-winning artist, Betty has had five solo shows and participated in 180 group exhibits including The Florence Biennale, Italy in 2011 and 2015, where she received a 5th and 3rd prize for Sculpture. Other important group shows have been with World Wide Art Promotions in Las Vegas, USA, Art Tour International, Top 60 masters 2018, and showing at The Grimandi Art Gallery, New York, NY, and Circle Foundation for The Arts. Betty is a member of the following and also exhibits with the individual groups annually: The Victorian Arts Society, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Contemporary Sculptors Association of Victoria, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria and Geelong Sculpture Association with works in public and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Turkey.

▲ Verreaux’s Eagle - Owl Ink on cotton rag 55 x 42 cm (unframed)

▲ Sea Dragon Watercolour on watercolor paper 24 x 32 cm

▲Sun Bird On Coral Tree Watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper 44 x 55 cm

Working across painting, sculpture, and drawing, Betty renders her sumptuous organic forms in an astoundingly diverse array of media, from ink, watercolor, and monoprints, to wood, stone, bronze, and steel. Betty expresses the natural world in a myriad of ways, through lush drawings of birds, animals, and landscapes, through abstracted land fissures and bulbous forms in Alabaster inspired by mushrooms and cliff faces or carving pieces of Huon Pine intuitively. Each piece is aimed at communicating the visual, textural and emotional preciousness of nature and the world around us.

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▲ Cape Eagle - Owl Ink on cotton rag 55 x 42 cm (unframed)

▲ Hawk Fish Watercolour on watercolor paper 24 x 32 cm

▲ The Cluster No 3 Alabaster on granite 46 x 74 x 25 cm

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ANNE DE SUÈDE Sweden/France

▲ Silent Woman Acrylic, ink, and collage on paper 70 x 100 cm

▲ Reflecting Acrylic, ink on canvas 100 x 160 cm

Anne de Suède was born in 1957 in Sweden and today she lives between Sweden and France. She studied Art at the Folk University, history of art and Philosophy at the University of Stockholm and has worked in the Art studio of Olle Kåks (one of Sweden ́s best-known artist). She has had seventeen solo exhibitions in Sweden and in France, and 40 group participations in Italy, Germany, Sweden, France, Austria, Dubai, the USA, including at Art Capital, Grand Palais in Paris and Spectrum in Miami. Her works belong to private and collections in many countries.

▲ Naked Acrylic, ink an collage on paper 70 x 50 cm

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SINIKKA ELFVING Norway

Living and working in Norway, Sinikka Elfving was born in 1949 in Finland, close to the Arctic Circle, the influence of which is very visible in her art. Sinikka uses symbols found in nature to transform her paintings in poetry on canvas -- spiritual and expressionistic. She has studied Art in Stockholm, Sweden and has been a very successful active artist with solo shows and group participations around Europe and in the USA, most notable exhibiting at “Jubilee of the Mercy” in the halls of the Vatican, Rome and a show at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art Las Vegas where she donated her work to the museum. Sinikka’s works are in the permanent exhibition/collection of the European Art Museum in Denmark and she has received notable public awards. There are prints of her art in the collection of the well known Italian Art Critic and Art Historian Vittorio Sgarbi. Elfving is an honorable member of “Accademia Italia in Arte nel Mondo” Brindisi Italy since 2015.

▲ Lights in the Harbour Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm

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FAZIAN France

From Guadeloupe, French artist Fazian was born in 1966 and lives between the French island of Martinique and Paris. He studied Art at Aix-enProvence in the south of France where he obtained the French National Fine Art Diploma. Fazian has had nine solo shows in the USA, France, SantoDomingo, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and fifteen group participations in the USA, France, Martinique, and other countries in the Caribbean including ArtExpo New York. His works belong to private and public collections in several countries.

▲ Vortex Mixed media on convex metal (recycled object), acrylic painting, molding, resins, high relief, pieces of glas 90 x 83,5 x 8 cm

▲ We Are killing Our Home Assemblage (recycled Objects), Mixed media with heavy enamelled porcelain, molding, acrylic painting, resins, synthetic varnish 105 x 64 x 35 cm

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VARVARA GNUCHEVA

France

Russian Artist, Varvara Gnucheva was born in 1983 and now lives in France. She belongs to a family of famous Russian-French artists, among which Alexandre Benois, Evgeny Lanceray, Zinaida Serebryakova, and Alexandre Serebryakov. She perpetuates the traditions of her ancestors, who significantly contributed to Russian and French cultural heritage. At the same time, she has a unique, distinctive and very personal style, which benefits from her education in Russia as a professional icon painter. Member of the International Federation of Artists since 2013, she regularly participates in exhibitions of contemporary art. Her works feature in private and public collections in France and Russia. ▲ Happiness Acrylic on canvas 53 x 33 cm

▲ The Creation Of The Mountains Acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 cm ▲ Sunrise Acrylic on canvas 22 x 16 cm

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CARLOS GIGENA SEEBER

Argentina

Carlos J. Gigena Seeber born in 1942 in Argentina where he lives today, studied art with Miguel Angel Giovanetti, a recognized international artist. Gigena Seeber has had more than nine solo exhibitions in Argentina and around the world in most renowned galleries and museum as Centro Cultural Borges.

▲ Pertenencias 9 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 110 cm

▲ Blasones 1 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 100 cm

▲ Pertenencias 8 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 110 cm

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▲ Blasones 4 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 100 cm

▲ Blasones 2 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 100 cm

▲ Blasones 3 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 100 cm

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STUART GORDON United States of America

Stuart Gordon was born in October 1951 in New York City and currently lives in Oregon. Although primarily self-taught in photography, he has been fortunate to have been mentored by master photographer Art Wolfe. His landscape, wildlife, and travel images have been featured in several solo and collective exhibits appeared in several regional and national publications and been featured by businesses such as REI Co-op. His work can be found in private collections, and he is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association. ▲ First Snow, the Cascades From Sparks Lake, Oregon Color digital photograph

▲ Photographic Haiku, Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia Color digital photograph

“For me, fine art nature and travel photography is about being a participant, rather than merely an observer, in a singular and unrepeatable moment when light, weather, location, and subject combine to produce an extraordinary scene. First and foremost, I am seeking extraordinary light. Most often that means the light of sunset and sunrise, as well as before and after storms. Once I have the light, I look for an appropriate subject that is illuminated by that light. I find that it is the light on the landscape that, above all, will evoke an emotional response in the viewer. I am drawn to photograph the small details in the landscape as much as the grand vistas; faces etched with character; and wildlife in its natural surroundings. My goal is not merely to record the scene, but rather to share with the viewer my emotional response to the scene. My goal is to create images that capture the poetic moments in the natural world so that the viewer feels the thrill I felt at the moment I pressed the shutter button and is moved the way I was moved. Through my choice of lens perspective and subject, my goal is to make the viewer feel as if he or she was standing next to me when I made the image.”

▲ The Look, Juvenile and Adult Impalas, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Botswana Color digital photograph

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▲ Morning At Moraine Lake, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada Color digital photograph

▲ The Duel, Battling Kudus, Okavango Delta, Botswana Color digital photograph

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STUART GORDON United States of America

▲ Nightfall At Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA Color digital photograph

▲ The Bugler, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA Color digital photograph

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▲ Sign of Spring, Trillium on the Sol Duc River, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA Color digital photograph

▲ Autumn Dawn At Vermilion Lakes, Canada Color digital photograph

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STUART GORDON United States of America

▲ Sunrise At Convict Lake, Eastern Sierra of California, USA Color digital photograph

▲ Morning Light on Mt. Fitzroy, Patagonia, Argentina Color digital photograph

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▲ Takkakaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada Color digital photograph

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MARIA TERESA GUALA Italy

▲ L’ Elefante Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm

▲ Painter Fever Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm

Maria Teresa Guala was born in Turin in 1947 to the famous family of painters and sculptors of “Monferrato.” Her father was a painter, designer and the curator of “TORINO ESPOSIZIONI.” Guala studied at Accademia Belle Arti of Turin (drawing nudes) and at the studio of Filippo Scroppo. She has had important exhibitions in Italy and abroad and continues to work both as an artist and as a translator.

▲ Sistema Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm

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MARKUS HELBING Germany

▲ Dimensions Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm

Markus Helbing was born in 1971 in Germany and lives in Lower Saxony. He has had solo shows and group participations in Austria, Germany and in France as well as participated in international art fairs in New York, Marbella and Salzburn. Many of his pieces belong to private collections.

▲ St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna Drawing 50 x 70 cm

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HOWARD HARRIS United States of America

A Denver native, Mr. Harris has lived and worked in Kansas City, New York, and Boston before returning to Denver. Mr. Harris is now focusing on dimensional photographic fine art. Harris’s exploration of dimensional photography began in the early ’70s showing his works in New York and Kansas City. Harris now uses his patented process to create photographic constructions using a single, often abstracted image layered over itself on clear acrylic surfaces and superimposed on a subtle grid.

▲ Pages Mixed digital media Sublimation print on aluminum with an acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.

▲ Peace Mixed digital media Sublimation print on aluminum with an acrylic overlay 30 x 36 in.

Harris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute with additional studies in Economics and Computer Sciences from the University of Missouri, Sublimation Color Research from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His work has won many awards and is presented in galleries both in the United States and Europe. ▲ Duplicity Mixed digital media Sublimation print on aluminum with an acrylic overlay 30 x 36 in.

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▲ The Wall Mixed digital media Sublimation print on aluminum with an acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in. ▲ Power Mixed digital media Sublimation print on aluminum with an acrylic overlay 30 x 36 in.

“Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state and a synthesis of outer qualities—light, color, movement, space. My exploration in dimensional photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities. In my patented process, I use photographic constructions, a single, often abstracted image is layered over itself on clear acrylic surfaces and superimposed on a subtle grid. The resulting visual phenomenon infuses the image with a sense of dimensionality and fluidity affected by such changes as the angle of viewing and light. Yet perceptual mechanics are only part of the equation. Equally essential are universal principles of design that produce qualities we perceive as beauty. This is my aim: to skillfully combine technology and aesthetics in a way that expands the viewer’s experience of photographic art.”

▲ Not Alone Mixed digital media Sublimation print on aluminum with an acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.

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KIP HARRIS Canada

▲ South Shore Suite: January 28, 2015 Color digital photograph 16 x 36 in.

Harris grew up in a small farming community in Idaho. He holds degrees in English literature from Dartmouth College, in humanities from the University of Chicago, and architecture from the University of Utah. He was a principal of FFKR Architects in Salt Lake City for nearly 30 years.

A serious photographer since the late 80s, he has exhibited in the United States, Canada, and Europe with four solo and over eighty group shows. He has been published in Shots Magazine, The Photo Review, Art Reveal, and a number of online photographic sites.

▲ South Shore Suite: June 10, 2015 Color digital photograph 16 x 36 in.

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▲ South Shore Suite: April 3, 2016 Color digital photograph 16 x 36 in.

“I moved to the South Shore of Nova Scotia in 2004 and have walked my dogs along this shoreline ever since as a flâneur of light watching the infinite variability of the horizon. When you live at the edge of a continent, the elemental force of weather, wind, and wave strips away your sentimentality for nature. You feel the power of the ocean at night as it grinds the granite boulders into sand. After storms, whole chunks of the shore will have disappeared. Hurricanes rip away wharves and deposit sofas on the beach. I did not set out to create seascapes. I’m a street photographer by inclination. The shoreline has become the street where I now most frequently wander.”

▲ South Shore Suite: South Shore Suite: October 21, 2018.2 Color digital photograph 16 x 36 in.

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HERBERT HERMANS The Netherlands

Bert Hermans was born in 1947 in Voorburg,The Netherlands and lives in Rotterdam. A passionate painter since the end of the 80s, he owns an atelier at the Vest in the historic city center of Gouda. His work consists mainly of oil paintings. His mayor theme is industrial and cultural heritage. He followed different courses in acrylic, watercolor and oil painting at the Dutch art school ‘Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam.’ He further developed his technique by following courses in the atelier of Clara Miedema in Rotterdam. Hermans has had exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Germany.

▲ Graffiti House Mixed media on linen 80 x 60 cm

▲ Demolition House Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

▲ Walled Up Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm

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MARINA KORAKI Greece

▲ Birth Mixed media on canvas 50 cm (d)

▲ Regeneration III Mixed media on canvas 170 x 50 cm

Marina Koraki was born in 1981 in Greece. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Athens in 2006, supervised by Chronis Botsoglou. She further studied the arts of mosaic, stained glass as well as digital arts and scenography in Academia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Since 2002 she has participated in group and personal exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and the USA. ▲ Birth Mixed media on canvas 50 cm (d)

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CHARLES HILDEBRANDT United States of America

Charles Hildebrandt was born and raised in Maryland (USA) and moved to North Carolina in 2000. His work started in photography but has grown to include mixed media collage and acrylic landscapes. Many of his mixed media pieces involve his photographic work, but also include acrylic, sheet metal, and other materials. Hildebrandt completed a BA from East Carolina University in 1990, and an MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003. His work has appeared in shows at Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Delurk Gallery in Winston-Salem, Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Viridian Artists in New York. He lives and works in Winston-Salem, NC. ▲ Jaws of Fall Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

▲ Save Room for Tomorrow Acrylic on canvas 14 x 18 in.

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▲ Space Available Mixed media 30 x 32 x 3 in

▲ Time to Bale II Oil on canvas 10 x 20 in.

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VERONICA IBARGÜENGOITIA Mexico / United States of America

▲ 20 Miles per Hour, 2016 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.

▲ Glance, 2018 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.

Veronica Ibargüengoitia works in oil on canvas, creating images of architectural spaces. She is currently in the Block Program of the Glassell School of Arts at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She recently completed her Certificate in Painting at the MFAH. She has studied with many artists in different disciplines in the U.S. and in Mexico, and her work has been shown in national and international juried shows. She is a member of the Visual Arts Alliance, Houston Arts Alliance and Sociedad Mexicana de Autores de las Artistas Plasticas, Mexico. She holds a BA in Industrial Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Born in Mexico City, she lives in Houston, Texas.

▲ Nailed, 2016 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.

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▲ Squared, 2017 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.

▲ Self Contemplation, 2016 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.

“I am Veronica Ibargüengoitia. I am from Mexico City, and since 2009, I have lived in Houston, Texas. Both these cities, with their dense urban fabric and large-scale architectural forms, have informed my painting process and artistic questions. In my paintings, I create images of architectural spaces which are both inviting and physically impossible. These images are imagined from photographs I have taken or received from friends. I edit the photographs by hand, reducing them down to their main structures, intentionally breaking the rules of the real architectural spaces they represent. The geometric forms in my paintings cross over each other, double back, and make unexpected and inviting entrances to somewhere. The paintings unfold in layers, which I imagine the viewer entering, step by step, finding pleasure in the conundrum behind the windows. In the end, perhaps she doesn’t realize quite how deep inside the painting she has gone.” ▲ Procrastinated Ideas, 2016 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.

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ERNA KLAUS Germany

▲ Elephants in Sunset, 2009 Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

▲ Pink Lady in the Rain, 2009 Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

Born in Memmingen, Germany, Erna Klaus studied with Werner Schneider, Annegret Poschlep and Günther Reil. She has taken courses in drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolbermoor, Germany, with Rut Masso, Sybille Rath, Heribert Heindl and further developed at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolbermoor, Germany, with Matthias Kroth and Dagmar Wassong. Klaus has had solo shows in Austria and is at permanent display at Hotel Alpin, Achenkirch, Austria. With numerous group shows she remains an active artist living and working in Munich.

▲ Squirrel, 2009 Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

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▲ Tulip Meets Marguerite, 2017 Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm

▲ Big Bang in Gray, 2013 Acrylic, Lacquer and wax on canvas 40 x 50 cm

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KAT KLEINMAN

United States of America

▲ Good News Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in.

“Art frees me to access my emotions and challenges me to create multiple expressions of the way I feel, allowing them to morph into cheerful floral collages, rich with vivid color, and full of life. I am so excited about my new adventure with Kat Kleinman Art, putting my heart into my work, creating positive energy with color, and enhancing our environment with the life force of flowers.”

▲ Not What I Expect Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in

▲ Resilience Mixed media collage 20 x 16 in.

▲ Center Stage Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in.

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▲ Something For Everyone Mixed media collage 16 x 20 in.

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JEAN MARC LA ROQUE Australia

Jean Marc La Roque was born in Cherbourg, a seaport in Normandy, north west France and has worked as a professional photographer for the last 35 years, living in Melbourne since the late 70’s. Jean Marc is an award-winning photographer and has extensive experience in the Asia- Pacific region. He has specialized in large scale industrial, shipping and architectural photography and has been very successful in commercial photography and corporate portraits. His landscapes are very graphic with an abstract quality, perfectly reflecting the intensity of the Australian light. He often includes large scale industrial elements within these landscapes to give a sense of scale and place.

▲ Lake Gairdner 01 B&W digital photograph 110 x 76 cm

Jean Marc captures the feeling of the natural world and shows the visual harmony that can exist between human and natural components. He constantly explores the ways that beauty can be found in industrial settings. This work often takes him to physically challenging and remote areas, which allows the viewer to have access to the beauty of these inhospitable areas. Many large scale works have been commissioned by clients in Australia and internationally for corporate offices and private homes. Jean Marc has received numerous international photography awards and has also exhibited in New York, Paris, Florence, Milan, and Melbourne.

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▲ Matinée Séries 01 B&W digital photograph 110 x 90 cm

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BEA LAST Scotland

“My practice is process-led with an emphasis on painting in it’s broadest sense. I am concerned with creating Relationship, Dialogue, Placement, and Connection through the installation of large scale sculptural paintings, drawings, and digital film, using materials traditionally found in drawing and painting - graphite, paper, household paint, recycled papers, newsprint, and found materials. In 2016, Creative Scotland in partnership with UpLand Arts Organisation (www.covepark.org/artists/bea-last www.weareupland.com) awarded me a Visual Arts Residency at #CovePark Argyll and Bute -- a crucial stage in my creative process, allowing for supported developmental time. A pivotal moment which saw me take paintings off the canvas and explore both sculptural paintings and sculptural drawings, wall, and floor based. These are the types of pieces I am exploring and developing and are very much #WorkInProgress. Location, Space and Environment are vital to my practice in terms of social commentary and the landscapes we navigate both individually and globally and the engagement and dialogue that then ensues. Sketchbooks and working drawings are another vital aspects of my creative process allowing freedom of mark-making without self-consciousness. The Fluid energy created through these drawings is crucial helping me stay connected and move my practice forward.”

All Images Sculptural painting and drawing, art installations using found and recycled materials then documented digitally to create both still images and short 30sec-1min film Process led Size variable according to location

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LEE KWONG TIM JACKSON Hong Kong

Lee Kwong Tim Jackson was born and lives in Hong Kong. He studied Art and Design at the Hongkong Polytechnic University and has had 18 solo shows in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kunming Hamburg, Amsterdam, The Netherland, Seoul and has participated in thirteen group shows internationally in more than 21 countries. How works hang in private collections and he is a multi -award winning artist and a member of the ISAP and NOAPS. ▲ Rooted in Survival Oil on canvas 121 x 182 cm

▲ Ready To Go Acrylic on art board 71 x 99 cm

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MACEY LIPMAN United States of America

Macey Lipman studied at Michelangelo Istituto Accademia d’Arte in Florence, Italy and recently had a show at the Amsterdam-Whitney gallery in New York. Lipman maintains his own gallery/studio in West Hollywood, California. Prior to painting full time, he spent almost 25 years in the Record Industry designing marketing campaigns for artists like Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Prince, Barbra Streisand, Billy Idol, Cher…

“The woman in the painting posed while climbing “VOLCAN DE FUEGO” a volcano in Guatemala which recently erupted. The image was at 10,000 feet and all she had was a bamboo pole while climbing and breastfeeding her baby at the same time. She was carrying her and the baby’s “luggage” in the bag on her head.” ▲ Guatemalan Woman Mountain Climber With Baby Acrylic on re-enforced masonite 40 x 32 in.

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LAURENCE LHER France

Laurence Lher was born in 1965 in Castres (MidiPyrénées). Her interest in art began at an early age when she designed and made collages. After extensive university studies, she worked freelance in the field of Human Relations and Real Estate. She painted in a Workshop of Fine Arts, creating portraits, marked by Expressionism. Later, Laurence Lher evolved towards an abstract painting style, close to Colorfield Painting and Minimal Art. Currently, she produces purified forms which reflect a desire for objectivity. Her artworks have been shown in several international exhibitions.

▲ Mineral Acrylic on canvas 81 x 60 cm

▲ Color Mineral Acrylic on canvas 81 x 60 cm

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▲ Graphic 2 Acrylic on canvas 54 x 73 cm

▲ Sobriete Acrylic on canvas 100 x 73 cm

▲ Summertime Acrylic and Decopatch papers on canvas 65 x 50 cm

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OLGA LOSCHININA Switzerland

Born in 1966 in Russia and based currently in Switzerland, Olga dedicates all her free time to discovering the beauty of the world with her camera. She traveled to over 20 counties to capture exceptional nature, city vibes and culture. Her photos tell us a story of every city and person from a new perspective. Her photos design many homes and galleries. Olga’s exhibition experience started in the city of New York in May 2017, where two of her works were shown at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair where all famous artists and designers present their unique approach to art.

▲ Golden Quintet Color digital photograph

▲ Arch Color digital photograph

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▲ Indian Summer Color digital photograph

▲ Foggy Inle Lake Color digital photograph

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OLGA LOSCHININA Switzerland

Olga dedicates all her free time to discovering the beauty of the world with her camera. She traveled over 20 counties to capture exceptional nature, city vibes and culture. Her photos tell us a story of every city and person from a new perspective. Her photos design many homes and galleries. She is a perfectionist when it comes to her art work. Each piece of her art has its own special touch.

▲ The Eye Color digital photograph

▲ Icebergs Parade Color digital photograph

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Olga stands out with her ability and desire to travel around the world almost all year long. She explored with photo tours areas in Europe, Africa, America, Antarctica, Australia and countries like Canada, Georgia, Iceland, Japan, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Norway, Nepal, New Zealand and Uzbekistan.

▲ Dragon Smile Color digital photograph

▲ Dune Color digital photograph

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SHARVARI LUTH India

Sharvari Luth was born in 1972 in Nashik, India. She currently resides in Nashik and Mumbai. She is a selftaught artist and holds a degree in Architecture. She is also an art consultant for a few corporate houses. Sharvari has had several solo shows in some major Indian cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, as well as a few group shows in Mumbai, Dubai and more. She has been in the field of fine art for the last two decades, having her expressions painted on more than 500 artworks. Contemporary, geometric paintings which are totally abstract in nature are her forte.

▲ Rhapsody of Reds Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.

▲ Disseminating Voids Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.

▲ Any Which Way Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.

Sharvari Luth’s artworks are in the personal collection of eminent personalities like Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and many more in India and abroad. Her recent solo show was in July 2018 in Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Her several paintings are adorning the Bombay house, global headquarters of Tata Group. Her artworks have received rave reviews and have been written about in leading newspapers in India. Recipient of innumerable awards, she has initiated art-related programs, workshops, and activities in a number of schools. The proceeds of her art exhibitions support the education of underprivileged children.

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▲ Trignometry Reborn Acrylic on canvas 60 x 36 in.

▲ Brilliant Blooming Blues Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.

▲ Infinite Intersections Acrylic on canvas 60 x 36 in.

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ALAN MAHOOD United States of America

▲ Hall of Infamy Digital photograph 30 x 30 in. ▲ Chasing Liberty Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

Alan Mahood lives in Newport Beach, CA. He has degrees in Biology, Medicine, and Architecture. He has no formal art training but learned to develop and print black and white film at an early age. An awarded photographer, Alan won his first competition when he was a teenager. His photographs have been published in magazines and books including Bird Photographer of the Year 2016 edition. After years of experimentation with SX-70 film manipulation and Polaroid transfers, Alan now uses digital techniques to convey the mood and feel of the places he photographs. To him, digital photography offers an endless outlet for creativity and experimentation.

▲ Friday Night Digital photograph 24 x 30 in.

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▲ Voyage to Nowhere 2 Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

▲ Primordial Ooze Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

▲ One More for the Road Digital photograph 20 x 30 in

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ALEXANDER MAK United States of America

Born and raised in Ukraine, Alexander Mak graduated from the Ukrainian State University, Department of Fine Arts. Thanks to his persistence and the public acknowledgment, he became a professional artist, painter, and successful graphic designer. He was elected Сurator of the Art Counsel Regional Department. In the mid-90s he was forced to leave his country and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Alexander Mak has had two solo and 27 group exhibitions in the USA, France, Finland, Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Ukraine, including ArtExpo New York 2017. His works belong to private and public collections in USA, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland, Poland, and Ukraine. He has been awarded Bronze Medals, First and Second Prizes and numerous Diplomas.

▲ Beethoven Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

▲ Machiavelli Acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 in.

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Now, he is involved in the implementation of a large and ambitious project to create a gallery of portraits of famous personalities who have enriched modern civilization. His goal is to depict philosophers and thinkers, scientists and discoverers, writers and composers. His painting is far from academicism and rather ornamental/ decorative fine art in nature. This series titled “LUMINARIES” is at the very beginning of its development.

▲ Copernicus Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 in.

▲ Leonardo da Vinci Acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 in.

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YOURI MESSEN-JASCHIN Switzerland

Youri Messen-Jaschin studied Fine Arts in Paris and graduated the Sorbonne University in Art History with Professor Pierre Francastel, Panthéon Paris. He also graduated the School of Fine Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland and Center of Contemporary Engraving in Geneva. He also did studies at University of Högskolan för Design & Konsthantwerk Gothenburg. Messen-Jaschin has had 130 exhibitions in galleries and museums including solos and group shows in Switzerland, France, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Venezuela, Brazil, Japan, Russia, USA, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria, Slovenia.

▲ Spiral Oil on wood blocks 179 x 179 x 16,3 cm Photographed by Pierre-Michel Delessert ® by Prolitteris Zurich Courtesy: Popa Museum in Porrentruy (Switzerland) Permanent Collection

▲ Spiral Side view

His Op Art work is in the collections of twenty-three museums and foundations in Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Venezuela, Italy, Japan and USA. Youri created 3 stamps (2010) for a special collection of the the National Swiss Post and he is a member of Visarte Switzerland.

◀ Perpetuum Mobile I Oil on Plexiglas, Screenprint 70 x103 x3 cm Photography by Pierre-Michel Delessert ® by Prolitteris Zurich Different optical illusions according to the angle of your look, the brain complete these illusions by sliding non-existent geometrical forms in the work. What you do not see in the pictures is the fourth dimension.

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▲ Attractor Plexiglas + mirror crystal glass sculpture 49 x 40 x49 cm Photographed by Giorgio Skory ® by Prolitteris Zurich It is essential to note that in this sculpture there is not a gram of glue. Each piece is nestled into each other like a puzzle. A cut to the hundredth of a millimeter

▲ Attractor View II

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YOURI MESSEN-JASCHIN Switzerland

▲ Wormhole 10 color screenprint on Handmade rag paper radiant white. Original deckle edge with watermark. 280g/m2 1/15 Paper size 72 x101, Print size 48 x 48 cm Photographed by Youri Messen-Jaschin This Op art work is a illusion, If you look at it from different angles, it changes shape and image (Internet and photography not visible)

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▲ On Line Oil on canvas and collage under the oil painting in the angle banknote of $1 180 x 180 cm Photographed by Pierre-Michel Delessert ® by Prolitteris Zurich

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YOURI MESSEN-JASCHIN Switzerland

▲ Artifact Screenprint on Mirriboard Paper 365 g/m2 1/15 Photographed by Pierre-Michel Delessert ® by Prolitteris Zurich This Op art work is a illusion in 3D., If you look at it from different angles, it changes shape 3 dimensional (Internet and photography not visible)

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DERWIN LEIVA United States of America

Derwin Leiva was born in Cuba in 1978 where music was part of his daily life. In 1995 he moved to Miami and in 2004 to Hawaii where he currently resides. He studied Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Linekona School and completed his BFA with Sculpture concentration at the University of Hawaii Manoa (2018.) Although his work has been influenced by artists like Picasso, Boccioni, and Wifredo Lam; Cuban music has always been a constant backdrop to Leiva’s work. He has participated in several international exhibitions and his work has been published by Exquisite Arts Magazine, Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine, Art International Contemporary Magazine and the books Important World Artist 3 and 100 Artist of the Future. Leiva’s work has been recognized internationally and most recently he received the International Caravaggio Prize – Great Master of the Art, The International Botticelli Prize and the International Diego Velazquez Award. ▲ The Hungry Musician, 2017 Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in.

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MARLO Switzerland

▲ The Curtain Is Falling On The Last Act Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

▲ Color Puzzle 1 ... Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm

▲ Social Media Leaking ... And Us On Internet’s Highways ... Innocent Users...Acrylic and oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

Marianne Charlotte Mylonas-Svikovky aka MARLO was born in 1941 in Switzerland and although Geneva is her hometown she has also lived in many other countries which resulted to exposure to new impressions and sceneries which have shaped her. Marlo began painting at age 12 and completed two years of studies in Art at University of California, Los Angeles as well as in Rome, where for 4 years she studied the Renaissance Masters, still a reference for her contemporary art. Also a poet, Marlo’s works are based on emotions that she expresses through color, composition, intuition a la prima gestures, translating on canvas today’s world-impacting events alternating with story-telling abstracts and color vibrations with/or without figurative elements. Marlo has had nine major international exhibits in the USA, Italy and France and has participated in events in Manhattan, NY, Italy Paris, Zürich and Barcelona.. She figures in many books and has received 7 major art prizes as well as finalist awards.

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▲ At The Conquest Of Space Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm.

▲ Refugees -The Problem... Leaving, Step By Step Pushing On , To A Red Light! Acrylic and oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

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VANESSA NAHOUL SERIO USA / Mexico

▲ Timelessness, 2018 Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm ▲ Shelter, 2018 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm

Of Lebanese origin, Vanessa Nahoul Serio is a Mexican-born artist with 25 years of experience in drawing and painting. She thinks of art as the pause one can take from the violent and difficult world we live in, to reorganize the chaos and achieve the needed transformation into better persons. Vanessa started her academic studies in art, composition, drawing and art materials, in Mexico City. Author of several drawing and painting series, she also has a postgraduate degree and a Ph.D. in Psychoanalytic Psychology which has nourished her work and her understanding of the human expression. Vanessa’s artwork has been published in different books specialized in art, she has exhibited her work in at least eleven solo shows and participated in many group shows in Mexico and in Florence, Italy, New York, Miami, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Las Vegas. Her work is currently exhibited in Madrid, Spain.

▲ Light At The End Of Bereavement, 2018 Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm

Vanessa was awarded the national recognition: Pergamino de Oro al Mérito Andrés Henestrosa, for her cultural and artistic career and she gives workshops on Art and Psychoanalysis. Her work has been published in several books specialized in art. She has been awarded special recognition by the Lebanese Center in 2009, 2013 y 2014 for her publications and her artistic work. She was distinguished in 2017 with the Doctorate Honoris Cause by the Claustro Doctoral Iberoamericano.

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SAYO NOMACHI Japan

Born in Kochi on Shikoku Island, Japan in 1946, Sayo Nomachi has since 2000 produced oil paintings that reflect the Japanese soul, history, culture, and spirituality. Actively exhibiting in Japan, Europe, and the USA, Nomachi is fascinated with Bonji (Sanskrit letters), and she creates artwork of her deep impressions during pilgrimages around her home island. She is a member of the Japan International Artists Society.

▲ Hashikuraji Temple in Sakura Season I Oil on canvas

▲ Hashikuraji Temple in Sakura Season II Oil on canvas

▲ Hashikuraji Temple in Sakura Season III Oil on canvas

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NGUYEN THAN Vietnam

▲ The abandonded train tunnels of 1932 on top of the Wuthering Hill in Dalat, Viet Nam

“The woman contemplates herself in the mirror and the abandoned train tunnels on top of the wuthering hill... She ruminates about her fervent youth. The path was paved with roses in her eyes. Is it still lingering here? The desire, longing for a better future that once filled her heart... After sometime comes twilight; the dusk slowly casts its shadow on the train tunnels, and in some way, on her fate as well.”

▲ Woman In Front of The Mirror I Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

▲ Woman In Front of The Mirror II Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

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▲ The artist at his studio

Nguyen Than was born in 1948 in Kim Son, Ninh Binh province, Vietnam. His art has been exhibited internationally in Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, USA, China, Australia, Italy, England, Switzerland, Japan, France, Austria, and Belgium.

▲ Woman In Front of The Mirror III Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm

▲ Woman In Front of The Mirror IV Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

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KATHARINA PECHER Austria

▲ Seal/Iceland Color digital photograph

Katharina Pecher was born in 1986 in Neunkirchen, Austria and is a self-taught photographer specializing mainly in wildlife, animal, documentation and travel photography. She is always on the lookout for special moments. Authenticity is a strong characteristic of her images. “It is my passion to capture the beauty of this planet. It is so important to save and respect animals, nature and other cultures. With my photographs, I want to give viewers the chance to get a feeling for the diversity of facets of our planet. To dive into this world respectively our world and feel how impairment it is to save and respect everything around us.”

▲ India B&W digital photograph

▲ Mirror Color digital photograph

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PHAM AN HAI Vietnam

Born in 1967 in Hanoi, Hai Pham graduated from the Hanoi Institute of Fine Arts and received his MFA in 2006. He has exhibited in Vietnam, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Thailand, Japan, Seattle, the USA, Korea, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, and Germany. Hai has received international titles, and awards and his works are in private collections as well as the Vietnam Arts Museum and National Gallery Petronas, Malaysia.

▲ Thin Limit

▲ The Rain Just Passed

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CRAIG PENNY Australia

◀ Late Light River Bank Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

▲ Cobram Morning Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

Melbourne-based artist, Craig Penny has shown an interest in art from a very young age and created a successful professional career. In 2001, Craig had his first major solo exhibition in Mt Eliza, Victoria, Australia. There have been many exhibitions and awards since. Craig’s work can be seen in galleries around Australia, Singapore, SE Asia, California, USA and in many private collections. Craig’s evolving art is in strong demand.

▲ Birdsville Acrylic on canvas 152 x 92 cm

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▲ Morning Rain Melbourne Acrylic on canvas 92 x 92 cm ▲ Mooring Solitude Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

▲ Chelsea Gulls Acrylic on canvas 152 x 92 cm

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CRAIG PENNY Australia

▲ On the Murray Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm ▲ On Henley Pier Acrylic on canvas 92 x 92 cm

▲ Rain On La Rotonde, Paris Acrylic on paper 81 x 58 cm

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▲ Accross the Water, Sorrento Acrylic on canvas 183 x 122 cm

▲ The Red Yacht Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

▲ Royal Opera, Paris Acrylic on paper 81 x 58 cm

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NATALIA ROSE Denmark

Russian/Danish artist, Natalia Rose studied Philology at Moscow State University and Copenhagen University and she would have likely chosen writing as her art form. She has worked with the written and spoken word prior to moving her focus to creating visual art. Her paintings are intense and vivid, with strong lines and color schemes. They carry a semiotic component with a broad scale of historical art references that are sure to amuse the avid viewer.

▲ Bora Bora, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 x 4 cm

▲ Halloween Night, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 x 4 cm

Natalia was born in Russia, and the Russian inspiration is apparent in her works.The influence of abstract expressionism is also clear. Several of her paintings can seem unfinished.The suppression of detail is a conscious decision of hers. With this dimension, the viewer is invited to create interpretations. Natalia Rose lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the last 37 years.

▲ Cactus, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 130 x 90 x 4 cm

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SÉRAPHINE United States of America

▲ Korean Series: Stairway To Prayer Temple Acrylic on canvas panel 16 x 20 in.

Séraphine was born in 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana and studied at Art Center College of Design, California State University Northridge, Tulane University’s Newcome and University of Southwest Louisiana. Multi-award winning international fine art acrylic artist, Séraphine has a vast vita including acceptance into the Santa Fe’s International American Women Artists Competition. Her credits include exhibiting at the Florence Biennale, New Orleans Museum of Fine Art and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s International Competition-Exhibition and works that have been seen on popularTV shows and Broadway plays. A pivotal moment in her career was meeting Georgia O’Keefe in 1977 in her Abiquiu NM studio and speaking with her for a couple of hours. Séraphine’s fine art portfolio includes abstracts, mono- prints, reflections on water drops, Southern California ranch life, and plein air landscapes from her world travels. Since 2002 she has been painting some of the Warrior Women’s Society members and sacred ceremonies of the Oglala Lakota tribal people on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Since settling in Southern California in 1972, she has shown in gallery exhibitions throughout the US.The South Korean government acknowledged her for her series about her travels to their country. Accepted into three Nation International Exhibitions online she earned Honorable Mentions from the viewing public. Her fine art resume, awards and accolades are extensive. She has taught at many Southern California colleges, universities and children’s enrichment programs. Séraphine is dedicated to working toward the advancement of her communities through being an active and trained member of the LosAngeles Community Emergency ResponseTeam and a trained member of Wilderness Response Team. She is a member of the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Art Association in California. She reaches individuals through Education by teaching, sustain-abilities involving Environmental Issues and the Empowerment of Creative Woman and Native American Children with one-on-one assistance where needed.

▲ Korean Cutlure Series: Walking the DMZ II Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in.

▲ Korean Cutlure Series: Fence to Entry Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in.

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JOSIP RUBES Croatia

Josip Rubes was born in Jastrebarsko, Croatia in 1942 and is a graduate painter and a retired doctor. He graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University of Zagreb in 1970. Until his retirement in 2006, he worked at Krapinske Toplice Special Hospital, Croatia. Rubes also studied Painting at the Arthous College of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with his diploma thesis on Jackson Pollock and his influence on the Croatian painter Edo Murtić.

▲ Multicolored Composition Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

▲ Blue Composition Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

Josip Rubes has been drawing and painting since his early youth. Having arrived in Hrvatsko Zagorje region in 1972, he found inspiration for his paintings in the beauty of the landscape; famous for its thermal springs. He mainly paints with dry pastel and oil on canvas. Since 2008 he has been painting in an abstract style inspired by Pollock. The last few years he is concerned with geometric abstraction. Rubes has had 80 solo shows and participated in around 300 joint exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. On two occasions he exhibited in New York and his paintings are present in many private collections. ▲ Orange Composition Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

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▲ Composition with Circles Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

▲ Abstract Composition II Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm

▲ Abstract Composition I Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

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ALEXANDER SANER Switzerland

Self-taught Swiss artist, Alexander Saner lives in Breitenbach, near Basel. In his early years, he was active as a cartoonist for newspapers, and the entertainment and advertising sectors. Since 1993 he has been creating three-dimensional art sculptures. In his own words, “The object depends on the subject.The real dynamic part of a static artwork is the living observer himself.” The following statements of creative personalities influence his work: -“Art is the elimination everything superfluous.” -“The greatest complexity is the greatest simplicity.” -“Clarity through simplicity.” -“If nothing can be taken away, the work is completed.”

▲ Balance Steel 10 x 15 x 24 cm

▲ Cut 66 Steel 90 x 80 x 33 cm

▲ Static 3 Steel 26 x 57 x 52 cm

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▲ Tension 2 Steel 12 x 54 x 38 cm

▲ Tension 5 Steel 33 x 54 x 38 cm

▲ Tension 7 Steel 36 x 70 x 60 cm

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MÉLANIE SIMARD Canada

▲ Grand Espoir Mixed Media on aluminum 47.5 x 47.5 in.

Born in Boischatel, Quebec in 1975, Mélanie Simard lives in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, Canada. She studied Art at Cegep Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada. Over the years, she has accumulated a vocabulary of various techniques in fine art, graphic design, screen printing, offset printing and digital printing. Her works are exhibited in many art galleries in Canada and the USA. She has had ten solo exhibitions in Canada and the USA and has had a lot of media coverage in Canada, the USA, and the UK. Simard’s works belong to private and public collections in many countries.

▲ L’Amour Est Roi Mixed Media on aluminum 47.5 x 47.5 in.

▲ Nos Pensées Mixed media on canvas 30x96 in.

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▲ Can You Read My Mind? Mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 in. ▲ Effacer pour Recommencer Mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 in.

▲ Jamais Trop Tard Mixed media on canvas 48 x 84 in.

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INGRID SOLESVIK Norway

Ingrid Solesvik was born in1948 in Norway and lives in Stavanger. She studied Art at the Free Academy of Art, Drawing and Painting school, Stavanger and Art History at the University of Bergen and Fine Art at Studieatelieret, Stavanger. She has had eleven solo exhibitions in Norway, the UK, Portugal, and Austria and has participated in twenty juried group exhibitions in the USA, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium. Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries. Solesvik is an awarded artist and a member of the NFUK, Norway and NAS/EWS Nordic Watercolor Society/European Watercolor Society. Since 2015 she is the President of the Norwegian Society of Independent Artists.

▲ Flora-3P Watercolor on paper 76 x 56 cm

▲ Flora-1P Watercolor on paper 76 x 56 cm

▲ Flora-6L Watercolor on paper 56 x 76 cm

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JOSEFINA TEMIN Mexico

Mixed media Artist, Josefina Temin was born in México City. She inspired by her love of nature and produces work using mainly two materials, paper and steel, which allow her to express herself with joy and freedom. In her own words: “Art is a path tthat saves us from human madness.”

▲ Pingüinos (Series of 4) Wood Ea. 24 x 65 x 15 cm

▲ Cilindros y Palma (Series of 13) Paper, Wood Ea. 6 x 5 x 6 cm

▲ Insecto Cola Larga (Series of 8) Paper, wood Ea. 4 x 5 x 4 cm

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NYK SYKES Australia

Nyk Sykes was born and lives in Sydney, Australia. He studied Arts at the Australian National University (ANU) and later did practical studies in Photography at the Sydney Institute of Technical and Further Education (Ultimo TAFE). Nyk is an award-winning photographer and poet. As a photographer, he has gained awards from New York, London, and Paris. New York’s prestigious Graphis Magazine ranked him among the top 10 photographers in the Asia Pacific region in both 2017 and 2018. In poetry, he has won Australian national awards for his writing and has performed his work at the Sydney Opera House and also for the Sydney Festival. Nyk has had solo exhibitions in Sydney, Australia, and his images have appeared in group shows in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, France, and Switzerland. His photography has been published in Australia, China, Germany, France, Russia, and the USA. Sykes says of his philosophy of his art: “The trick with photography is to find the stillness of the soul.” Through the curves of the catwalk, in the glamour of the game, in the blinding noise of battle — we must be still. As we waltz through the wedding, scrum the red carpet, run with the riot — we must move, and be still.”“We hold in our hands, the site of our seeing — we hold in our sight, the heart of our vision. As the light fades, the stillness grows — so still the soul takes us, out of sharp sight, into vast vision.” ▲ The Florist’s Workshop Nikon D810 Inkjet Print 40 x 60 in. (other sizes available)

▲ Storm Over The Pacific Nikon D810 | Inkjet Print 45 x 60 in. (other sizes available)

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▲ Unwrapped Nikon D810 | Inkjet Print 40 x 60 in. (other sizes available)

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CARLYLE THOMPSON United States of America

Born in Houston, Texas, Carlyle Thompson’s interest in photography became a reality while on safari in Africa. As a self-taught photographer, his images have caught attention with exhibits in Houston and a published book titled, AFRICA: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI. He believes when you put God first, work hard, love what you do and do what you love, life’s enrichments will follow.

▲ Purple Flower Color digital photograph

▲ Rainbow Rose Color digital photograph

▲ Yellow Flower Color digital photograph

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BJÖRN-UWE TIMM Germany

Bjoern-Uwe Timm was born in 1939 in Koenigsberg, East Prussia – known today as Kaliningrad. He lives in the federal state of Schleswig Holstein in Northern Germany. He learned the profession of shipbuilder and later studied Shipbuilding at University. As a schoolboy and as an apprentice he enjoyed drawing and painting what he saw for recreational purposes. After retiring from his profession, by an uncommon coincidence, he met the Russian marine artist, Andrej Tron, and through him, he returned to painting. He has had exhibitions in EastHolstein and in Hamburg and received an award from the International Artist Magazine.

▲ Steel in Shipbuilding Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm

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SARA TWOMEY United Kingdom

▲ 11 Starry Stars

▲ Root Star Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

Born in Dagenham, East London, UK, Sara Twomey earned her BA Fine Art in Painting at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK and now lives in South London. She worked as Studio Assistant and Assistant Manager at Damien Hirst’s studio Science Ltd. Her paintings are in private collections and have been selected for exhibition at the Cork Street Open in Mayfair, London UK for two years running and she was shortlisted in national open competitions. In 2018 she was in a group show at Rouges Gallery NY and the SPECTRUM Red Dot Art Fair in Miami, Florida.

▲ Twin Star Oil on velvel 50 x 75 cm

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JULIE TURNER United States of America

Julie Turner received her BFA from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA). She spent her career working in the visual arts for various industries, producing commercial art, technical graphics, and multimedia. Concurrently, she created fine art, representing many disciplines. Her most recent works are primarily acrylic on canvas paintings and digital art for print and home décor. Her style is a unique blend of Abstract Expressionism and Expressionism. Turner has exhibited in the USA: New York, NY; Las Vegas, NV; Alexandria, VA; and Bologna, Italy. Her artwork has been published worldwide and has been sold to many private collectors.

▲ Geothermal Cartograph Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.

▲ Geode Caverns Acrylic on canvas 12 x 36 in.

▲ Geode Pools Acrylic on canvas 12 x 36 in.

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JOHAN VAN DER SPUY Singapore

▲ Koring Lande (Wheatfield) Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in.

Born in 1958, Johan van der Spuy studied at the John Orr Technical High school in Johannesburg and then immigrated to Victoria in Australia. At University he studied Analytical Instruments and worked in the analytical instrumentation field for 37 years as an Engineer and Marketing Manager.

▲ Trees Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 in.

“I was always drawn to painting as a young boy; other influences forced me to put my creative mind on hold till 2014 when I took up painting at “My Art Space” in Singapore.” Van der Spuy attended the London Art College to receive a Landscape diploma and is also a Certified Art Instructor by Brandon Thomas Art. “What started as a hobby at first soon became a second career. I love to paint landscapes, flowers, and lively street scenes. I let my painting lead me to the next idea. I love to study the different colors in nature. I try to use every available minute to get behind my canvas and paint. I draw my inspiration from some of the greatest masters the world has known – Van Gogh, Hugo Naude, Adriaan Boshoff, Bob Ross, Stanislav Brusilov and various other artists.” ▲ Tranquility Acrylic on canvas 20 x 18 in.

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VALERIE J.A. VANDERMOTTEN Belgium

▲ Little Brown & Violet Spots Pencils, wax and oil pastels on Canson paper 19 x 24 in.

▲ Birds in the Head Pencils, wax and oil pastels on Canson paper 19 x 24 in.

Valerie J.A. Vandermotten was born 1973 in Brussels and studied Art in Belgium as well as UC Berkeley Extension (San Francisco campus.) She has had a solo show in San Francisco and been in 16 group shows in Italy, the USA and Belgium including the “Bay Area Masters” organized by the Peninsula Museum at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds, Fine Arts Galleria, San Mateo, California. Her works belong to private collections in the USA and Belgium. She is an awarded artist living in the Brussels area.

▲ Stripes and Black Pencils, wax and oil pastels on Canson paper 19 x 24 in.

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AMARNATH VISWANATH Germany

▲ Golden Meadows Acrylic on canvas 120 x 80 cm

▲ Moses Mixed digital media 50 x 50 cm

A German resident, Amarnath Viswanath was born in India in 1941. He graduated with a B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, India, and completed studies at the Ceramic College in Germany with a Degree in Ceramic Engineering. Amarnath uses almost exclusively acrylic colors for his paintings. He started with abstract images but now tends more and more toward landscape works, most of which are memories of his time spent in the USA. Amarnath has exhibited in group exhibitions in Italy, Germany, and the USA, including N3ArtWorldWide Exhibition in Tuscany, and Aspen Art Gallery, Aspen Colorado as well as Art Expo NewYork and in Miami with Art Fusion.

▲ Tillandsia 1 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

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▲ Walking thru the Storm Acrylic on canvas 60 x 90 cm

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FU WENJUN China

▲ June Snow Digital Pictorial Photography 100 x 100 cm ▲ Play Shadow Digital Pictorial Photography 100 x 100 cm

Chinese contemporary artist, Fu Wenjun was born 1955 and graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He mostly works with photography, installation, sculpture and oil painting, and has put forward the concept and practice of “Digital Pictorial Photography”. Peng Feng, Professor at Peking University School of Arts and curator of the Chinese Pavilion at the 54th Biennale di Venezia, appreciates Fu Wenjun’s “Digital Pictorial Photography” and describes, “Fu Wenjun not only has paved the way for the technique or school of digital pictorial photography, his works also represent the manifestation of a wide and profound thinking on the society and life, which is very charming. As for FuWenjun, photography is not merely a tool to record reality, but a brush to express his ideas or feelings, a proclamation permeated with philosophy”.

▲ Tang Ceramic Horse Digital Pictorial Photography 100 x 100 cm

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▲ Mysterious Ceramic Figure Digital Pictorial Photography 100 x 100 cm

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CHARLES WHITING United States of America

Charles Whiting is a nature photographer from Evergreen, Colorado who specializes in landscape, seascape, and underwater photography. His work has appeared in books, magazines, scholarly journals, and electronic media worldwide.

▲ Old Homestead Digital photograph Prints available up to 40 x 60 in.

▲ Old Workhorse Digital photograph Prints available up to 40 x 60 in.

▲ Golden Aspens Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

“Photography is the artistic medium that allows me to share my love of nature with others. For me, photography has been a lifelong study in learning how to see, and how to faithfully capture that which I am capable of seeing.“

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▲ Elk Creek at Twilight Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

▲ Abandoned Mining Truck Above Crested Butte Valley Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

▲ Aspen Shadows Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

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CHARLES WHITING United States of America

▲ Maldives Anemonefish and Purple Ring Carpet Anemone Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in. ▲ Columbines and Rust Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

▲ Sunrise Reflections at Lake Grant Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

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▲ Longs Peak Diamond Face at Dawn Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

▲ July 4th 2012 Digital photograph Prints available up to 60 x 40 in.

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ADAM WÜRTZ JR. Hungary

Adam Würtz Jr was born in 1957 in Budapest, Hungary to a family of artists and has worked as a freelance graphic artist since the age of 18, becoming a professional in 1984. He has been a member of the Hungarian Artists’ Association since 1984 and member of the Hungarian Association of Art and Applied Art since 1991. In 1991 he also became a member of the Hungarian Association of Graphic Artists. He has had numerous group exhibitions, starting in 1975. His first solo exhibition took place in 1978 in Budapest, Hungary and he has had 19 solo exhibitions; three in the United States, and in Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium and in Italy as well. His latest solo exhibition took place in Budapest, Hungary in September 2017, after 11 years. During his career, he has also illustrated more than two dozen novels and short stories.

▲ Bad Dream Mixed media on paper 37 x 55 cm

▲ Without Any Fear Mixed media on paper 36 x 31 cm

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▲ Imagine Mixed media on paper 37 x 55 cm

▲ At the Brunch of My Mind Mixed media on paper 37 x 55 cm

As a rebellious man, the “anxiety of influence,” a theory described by Harold Bloom is what best defines the first stages of Würtz Jr.’s career. For him, self-distinctiveness means self-reflection, a self-ironic, intellectual journey. Würtz Jr. works on his etchings and paintings with extraordinary precision, humility and inspiration. His thematic envisaging of the problems of the future ages, however, is diametrically opposed to the chosen archaist technique. His dreamlike montages and intricate visual stories project story morsels that capture microscopic details with hidden messages of the ever-expanding, vividly interpretable universe. His complex works give a cathartic experience of discovery to all audiences. ▲ Just for You Mixed media on paper 37 x 55 cm

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STEPHEN WYLER United States of America

▲ From Ashes to Opulence Mixed media on canvas 60 x 48 in.

“Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I’ve always had an innate creative interest in music, art, language, decorating, and design, to name a few. I am very fortunate to have been able to live a childhood dream professionally, for many years. This included travel, and the opportunity to live in Europe, with Italy as my home base. In years to follow, with a strong affinity for Latin Culture, my travels expanded to Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and France to explore the art, music, language, and cuisine of each country. Currently, with more time at my disposal, it’s possible to return to an early passion: Painting. In many of my works, the strong influence of earth tones, vivid colors, and textures, may all be apparent. One may experience a feeling of happiness, curiosity, spirituality, as well as passion.  I consider myself a non-objective, emotional artist, constantly exploring various media and color combinations, to evoke a more profound response in the viewer. If I succeed, my mission is complete.” S T E P H E N W Y L E R @ A R TAV I TA • PA S S I O N A R T E 5 1 6 @ A O L . C O M [154] • CURRENT MASTERS IV


EWA ZELLER Poland / United States of America

Ewa Zeller was born in 1962 in Bialystok, Poland and has lived in the USA since 2003. Based in New Jersey, Ewa has catapulted herself into the New York art arena. She studied Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Museology at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, Department of Fine Art in 1981-1987 and received a Master Degree in 1998. She postgraduated at University of Technology, Department of Architecture in Warsaw, Poland, 2000. In the USA, Ewa studied Oil Painting at PRATT Institute (2010), School of Visual Arts at Chelsea (2012), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia (2013-4).

▲ Girl with Nasturtium Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.

▲ Nasturtium Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

Ewa has had numerous solo exhibitions and group participations including at Trenton City Museum (NJ), The Philadelphia Sketch Club (PA), the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery NY. She displayed paintings as a part of the stage set up in the play “Chiper by the Dozen” at Newtown Theatre, PA, in April 2013. Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries and she is an awarded artist.

▲ Sunflowers Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

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