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NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI United States

“There is much beauty to behold in this world, moments that the eye captures, the wonders it sees... moments that should be committed to perpetual memory, but sadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, to capture them in my mind’s eye, and through my lens, transforming each image so that I can share them with others in hope they too may see what I see and find equal enjoyment.” Nicholas Teetelli is a member of American Photographic Artists, American Photography Association, International Leica Society, Professional Photographers of America and The Royal Photographic Society WWW.TEETELLI.COM NICHOLAS@TEETELLI.COM ▶

Estilo Color digital photograph | Leica Q 24 x 32 in. or 61 x 81 cm

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3 CURATED BY DESPINA TUNBERG Designed And Published In California 2017 by World Wide Art Books Inc. www.wwab.us General Manager / Curator: Despina Tunberg Master Editor: Thomas Tunberg Design: MTDESIGN Printed in South Korea

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Quintessential Cuba IX Color Digital Photography 20 x 27 in. or 51 x 69 cm by Nicholas H. Teetelli

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Moments, 2016 Sand, pigments, acrylic on canvas. 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm by Zohar Wallach

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SELECT MODERN ART


INDEX PREMIUM PRESENTATIONS

NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI 2-3 ZOHAR WALLACH 12-9 CRISTINA RUSU 20-3 JONATHAN DONER 24-7 ZIBA MOASSER 28-31

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ARTISTS in AZ ORDER MARC ABELE 34 JESSICA ALAZRAKI 35 CECILIA ANASTOS 36 LEE TISCH BIALCZAK 37 CRISTINA MAYA CAETANO 38 WOJCIECH TUT CHECHLINSKI 39 MANDY DARGIN 40-1 SULEYMAN ERDAL 42-3 ROBERT A. FORTE 44 VARVARA GNUCHEVA 45 TIKA GILBERT 46-7 MARIA TERESA GUALA 48-9 DEVON GOVONI 50 HOWARD HARRIS 51 MARTIN A. HAUSER 52 IRONY TALI 53 BERT HERMANS 54-5 MONIQUE CARASSO HEUBEL 56-7 STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT 58-9 JO CHI YU 60-1 CHRISTIAN KLUTE 62

MARINA KORAKI 63 AI-WEN WU KRATZ 64 JEONG LEE 65 SARAH LYNCH 66 JØRAN JUVELI MARSTRANDER 67 ANDRÁS MENGYÁN 68-9 JACQUELINE MIDGEN 70 VANESSA NAHOUL 71 ANNE SWAN MOORE 72-3 JOEY MELINDA MORGAN 74-5 FISUN ONOMAY 76-7 PHILIPP RUDOLF HUMM 78-81 MICHELLE PURVES 82 PX RH (Ryosuke Hayamitsu) 83 EN LIN QING 84 ANN SHRAMM-WILLIAMS 85 NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI 86-91 AMARNATH VISWANATH 92-3 A. CORNELIA WEIGLE 94 SVEN WEIGLE 94 RUNYU XIA 95 RYUSUKE YAMAGIWA 96

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SPONSORED ARTISTS The following artists are sponsored by World Wide Art Books Suleyman Erdal Devon Govoni Monique Carasso Heubel Stephanie Holznecht Ai-Wen Wu Kratz Joran Juveli Marstrander Anne Swan Moore Joey Melinda Morgan Fisun Onomay Jo Chi Yu Amarnath Viswanath Ryusuke Yamagiwa

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INTRODUCTION

“It is with great pride that we introduce the 3rd volume of the series of books: Current Masters. Like our other titles, Current Masters are anthologies of work of noteworthy artists from all over the world. It will feature all media of the plastic fine arts that can be depicted on the printed page. In this volume, we have selected 46 artists whose art we believe is interesting and representative as to what happens in art today. Current Masters has the same distribution, primarily to collectors and art professionals, and it is a valuable resource for all art lovers. Like all our other books, it will be available both in print and also online. The book series ‘Current Masters’ serves as a visual montage of influential fine art in today’s world, as it exists across the globe. Art is not bound by one medium or movement and is pursued regardless of power or profit. In this spirit, this book is inclusive of both classic and contemporary art forms, united for the unique purpose of reflecting this moment in art.” “Art provides an elegant voice that influences major issues across the world. It not only reveals the identity of a culture but functions within the culture as the utmost medium in raising awareness over major issues and new ideas circulating that community. Many artists today express and represent an influence on social, cultural, political and environmental themes from the personal to the political, the private to the public and the national to the global. We are providing dedicated spaces inside the show hall, where visitors will have the chance to walk through and visually explore these topics.” We trust that you, our readers, will derive as much pleasure from viewing the works in this book as we had collecting them and putting them together.”

Thomas Tunberg Editor

Despina Tunberg Curator

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PREMIUM PRESENTATIONS


Shift Sand, Pigments, Acrylics on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm

[14] • CURRENT MASTERS III • ZOHAR WALLACH


ZOHAR WALLACH Canada

Born in 1965, Israeli-Canadian artist, Zohar Wallach’s artistic passion started at a young age when she would spend hours playing at her mom’s sculpture studio, experimenting with organic components and painting on anything she could find. Zohar holds a Bachelor’s of Communication and Art and worked several years as a Human Resources Handwriting Analysis Specialist. She became a full-time artist after moving with her family to Canada in 1998. Her interest in natural mechanisms and organic elements has been reflected in her work throughout the years, as she slowly shifted her style into abstraction. Zohar developed her unique technique of applying thick layers of fermented pigments, emulsion, and sand onto the canvas, letting natural chemistry determine the course of the image. Her intuitive approach incorporates dynamic sequences into the most trivial elements, as Zohar allows spontaneous alchemy to unfold and follows natural elements that start to form within the layers. Her process is highly intensive and each work takes several weeks to complete as the different layers slowly dry out and become a new denotation. She demonstrates a keen sensitivity to those basics, turning subtle variations in texture and tone into images with a powerful physicality and an otherworldly sense of mystery. Her skill at handling color combined with her strong compositions, result in works that vividly project a sense of space, depth, and movement. The visual world she creates is engaged in a process of slow transformation and change, presenting to the viewer reflections on natural forces that shape different structures found in nature. Zohar has had over 30 solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the USA, and Italy, among them at the Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, Museum of Art, Geoje, South Korea, and The Museum of Art and Design, New York. Zohar has won numerous international awards over the years, and her works are being sought after by corporate, public and private collections worldwide.

ZOHARWALLACH.COM ZOHAR@SHAW.CA

ZOHAR WALLACH • CURRENT MASTERS III • [15]


Autumn Emulsion, sand, pigments and minerals on canvas 48 x 38 in. or 122 x 97 cm

[16] • CURRENT MASTERS III • ZOHAR WALLACH


Fragile Emulsion, sand, pigments and minerals on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm

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Become Emulsion, sand, pigments and minerals on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm

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Verve Emulsion, sand, pigments and minerals on canvas. 48 x 40 in. or 122 x 102 cm

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Within II Emulsion, sand, pigments and minerals on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm

[20] • CURRENT MASTERS III • ZOHAR WALLACH


Wild II Emulsion, sand, pigments and minerals on canvas. 36 x 30 in. or 91 x 76 cm

ZOHAR WALLACH • CURRENT MASTERS III • [21]


Breathe, 2016 Mixed media on canvas 35 x 28 in. or 90 x 76 cm

[22] • CURRENT MASTERS III • CRISTINA RUSU


CRISTINA RUSU United States

“The person I am today reflects my experiences of the places I have traveled and the people I have met along the way. I was a traveler long before I was a painter. Discovering the world has been a lifelong personal journey of self-discovery. Recording what I see, has given me an increased empathy and connection to the world. When I first started painting, I painted dark, mostly in black and white, and based mainly on difficult and challenging personal experiences. At a certain point, I realized I could no longer paint in black and white, I needed color. It was as if I had worked through the obstacles, and could now experience the joys of life on my own terms, to do more of what I like. My passion is painting places I am traveling to, people that I meet and stories that I hear. Painting helps me search deeply and intensely for expression and connection with my subject even in the darkest of circumstances. Looking into the eyes of others has served as my own reflection and helped me realize that we all share one world with similar dreams and aspirations. Interacting with strangers is one of the greatest gifts travel has given me. Traveling and welcoming the unknown has changed my life for the better.”

WWW.CRISTINARUSU.NET

CRISTINA RUSU • CURRENT MASTERS III • [23]


Between the Lines Acrylic on canvas 30 x 60 in. or 76 x 152 cm

Red Scarf Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm

The Light Behind Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm

Vision, The Dream Series Acrylic on canvas 16 x 27 in. or 40 x 70 cm

[24] • CURRENT MASTERS III • CRISTINA RUSU


Test 1606 Mixed media 47 x 35 in. or 120 x 90 cm

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Under Eiffel II Digital media

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JONATHAN DONER United States

“My works are abstract, limited edition, digital giclée prints on fine art paper. Their creation combines aspects of traditional painting and sculpting along with the sensibilities of the potter and the printmaker. Two forces, however, both inherent in the digital medium, are at the true heart of the process. A divergent force derives from the medium’s plasticity. A convergent force stems from the fact that a series of images possess an inherent trajectory determined by its form and palette. This trajectory constrains the image’s evolution but also reveals new creative possibilities. Consequently, multiple paths of relationship emerge between the art and the observer. These direct the observer, not toward a single meaning, but toward an interactive flow, a language, of aesthetic, symbolic, and conceptual relations. In my other life, I am a theoretical psychologist. It is a very analytical, left-hemisphere process—each paper taking weeks, or months, to develop. Without consciously making it so, I have realized that I do just the opposite in my artwork. I called my first show “Primary Processes” because creating a work of art is a very primal, unconscious process. It is never goal-oriented, other than the constant, over-arching effort to create something beautiful. Sometimes I am successful.”

WWW.DONERPROJECTS.COM JFD@DONERSYSTEMS.COM

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Living Force Digital media

▼ Green Florish Digital media

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Amazon II Digital media Emerging Piece Digital media


Floating Free Digital media

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Tranquil Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

[30] • CURRENT MASTERS III • Ziba Moasser


ZIBA MOASSER Luxembourg

Born into a gifted family of painters, Ziba Moasser now lives in Luxembourg. As a self-taught artist, Ziba found her passion for acrylic painting in late December 2016. Having had her first exhibition in London in May 2017, Ziba has since embarked on a creative journey, portraying her emotional experiences of personal and physical war and peace, which come through in her paintings with an added universal depth. In her recent work, Ziba Moasser, has combined her two passions together: semi-precious stones and painting Ziba’s paintings include a mixture of modeling, 24K gold leaf and a selection of the following stones: agate, tourmaline, onyx, ruby, emerald, onyx, amethyst, ‘crystal’ quartz, rose quartz, lapis, tiger eye, jasper and more. In her own words, “Through the combination of colors, we can express our feelings and give meaning to life.”

WWW.ZIBAMOASSER.COM ZIBAMANOU@GMAIL.COM

Ziba Moasser • CURRENT MASTERS III • [31]


Leadership Mixed media on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm

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Courtesy Mixed media on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm ZIBA MOASSER • CURRENT MASTERS III • [33]


ARTISTS IN

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MARC ABELE Germany

▲ Between, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 39 in. or 60 x 100 cm

www.marcabele.com • art@marcabele.com [36] • CURRENT MASTERS


JESSICA ALAZRAKI Location, Location

Born and raised in Mexico City, Jessica Alazraki has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City. She has exhibited in the USA including more than 20 different group shows in galleries in NYC, Brooklyn, Long Island, Poughkeepsie, California, and Philadelphia, as well as in notable institutions and museums including Sothebys Auction House in NY and the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts, the New Britain Museum of American Art.

▶ Siesta Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm ▶ Dance Oil on canvas 48 x 70 in. or 122 x 178 cm ▼ Open Door

Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. or 122 x 152 cm

www.jessicaalazraki.com • jessicaalazraki@icloud.com CURRENT MASTERS • [37]


CECILIA ANASTOS United States

▲ Oulala 5 Acrylic on canvas

20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

▲ Hice Camino al Andar I Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm

“Multi-cultural and polyglot artist, I have always used the canvas to express my mind and soul. After a long career as a Linguist, and then as a Strategic Intelligence Analyst and Cyber Intelligence Specialist, I am now turning into one of my passions: painting. This eclectic background does not fit into a conventional artist’s bio, and that is what you see in my paintings: my sense of humor plastered all over the canvas, and no conventional rules. I am a self-taught artist. I also enjoy doing commissioned artwork.” Cecilia Anastos lives in San Diego, CA.

▲ Wallace and Malone Have Fallen

Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

www.ceciliaanastos.com • cecilia@ceciliaanastos.com [38] • CURRENT MASTERS


LEE TISCH BIALCZAK United States

Lee Tisch Bialczak was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin but has called Montana home since 1979. She studied Arts and Sciences at the University of Great Falls Montana and Montana State University. Lee is an award-winning artist who participates in many invitational exhibitions. Her artwork is represented in numerous galleries, as well as public and private collections nationwide. She is an Associate Member of The Women Artists of the West, The Healing Powers of Art & Artists - a curated art initiative founded by Manhattan Arts International, and the Western Heritage Artists Association.

▲ A Slice Of Hungry Horse Soft Pastel 12 x 18 in. or 31 x 46 cm ▼ N. Fork Soft Pastel 9 x 12 in. or 23 x 31 cm

▲ McDonald Creek Soft Pastel 9 x 12 in. or 23 x 31 cm

leetischbialczak.com • leetischbialczak@gmail.com CURRENT MASTERS • [39]


CRISTINA MAYA CAETANO Portugal

▲ A Outra Luz (The Other Light), 2016

Oil on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

“Portuguese Artist Cristina Maya Caetano means eclecticism, not only because of her ability in combining surrealistic contents and psychedelic painting technique, but because of her multiple sources of inspiration, mainly coming from nature, human feelings, and her own poetry” - Art Curator VIRGINIA ANGIUS. Sensitive interpreter of the world, Caetano with the use of bold colors and biomorphic lines is capable of capturing symbolic visual emotion through her works that reveal a spontaneous and unique creativity. An awarded artist, her art brings back the deeper feelings of the soul. Caetano participates in important international exhibitions worldwide. www.cristina-maya-caetano.webnode.pt • cmaiacaetano@gmail.com [40] • CURRENT MASTERS


WOJCIECH TUT CHECHLINSKI Poland

Polish Artist, Wojciech Tut Chechlinski was born in 1952 in Warsaw and began to paint when he first came to contact with Paul Klee, in Warszawa in 1959. Born into a family of artists and collectors, his parents and grandparents were connected to the Bohema Poznan and had a collection which included works by Tytus Czyzewski, Wacław Taranczewski, Jan Cybis or Józef Pankieiwcz. Wojciech Tut Chechlinski has studied Sociology. His painting, formally close to cubism, abstraction, and art brut, is characterized by a wide range of color, creative synthetism, and smaller scale distortion. His images can be seen in Warsaw, Krakow or Zakopane. He is lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

▲ Untitled IV, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm ▼ Untitled V, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm

▲ Untitled I, 2016 Oil on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

http://www.tut.waw.pl • chechlinski@wp.pl CURRENT MASTERS • [41]


MANDY DARGIN Australia

Spring Calendula

‘Spring Calendula’ (27.95” x 14.17”) was painted by the Artist in 2015. Painted with the inspiration of a real calendula, this is really an impressionist work. The important thing here is the sunlight shining directly on the face of the flower, revealing the contrasting vivid colors and shapes of the petals and the feeling of depth.

Australian Artist and Writer, Mandy Dargin has enjoyed art since childhood. Her parents encouraged her to draw and paint still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, which assisted her in gaining foundational artistic skills. She explored different mediums, including pencil, acrylics, and oils. Family holidays provided her with opportunities to depict a variety of landscapes. Increasingly she has worked with color, discovering its potential to create dynamic effects. She is a recipient of several juried awards and has exhibited her work online and in books.

▼ Farmer This original portrait sketch (12.4” x 9.25”) was completed in Graphite Pencil On Paper by Mandy Dargin in 2016, with permission from a photo taken by Jodie Pearson. The substance of the sketch is executed with such refinement and sensitivity as to create an authentic and meaningful depiction of the subject. 

▲ Shirley Schaefer

‘Shirley Schaefer,’ (17” x 16”) was completed in Acrylic on Marine ply, by Mandy Dargin in 2017. Here we see this artist’s typical approach of combining realism with mood. On a subdued background, the effervescence of the subject is shown in luminous tones, making a striking statement about the subject’s character.

www.mandydargin.com • darginamanda@gmail.com [42] • CURRENT MASTERS


Mandy Dargin is inspired by the artistic approaches of Realist and Impressionist painters. She prefers to draw and paint everyday subjects which are before her in order to convey a sense of the moment in her artistic rendering. Typically her artwork contains an aesthetically pleasing interpretation with vivid hues which accentuate the character of the subject. Her still lifes possess brilliant simplicity and a sense of serenity.

▲ Still Life With Onions

▲ Old Friend

‘Still Life With Onions’ was painted by the Artist in 2016. This painting was done directly from the subjects shown. The subjects, onions, draw attention through rich and vivid colors. Though simple there is a unique sophistication in the lines and forms which recommend them as a subject and give them enduring appeal.

‘Old Friend,’ (14” x 18”) is a commissioned piece which was painted by Mandy Dargin in 2016, and which was subsequently sold.  Here realism is combined with mood in a way that typifies the Artist’s style. The unique character of the subject is emphasized by a delicate interplay of tones and a series of soft transitions in the background.  

Mandarins On A Plate ‘Mandarins On A Plate,’ (12” x 9”) was recognized as having artistic merit in the juried Richeson75 Small Works Competition of 2016 and was published in the same year in their full-color, hard-cover collectible exhibit book.  This work was painted directly from the subject in Acrylic by Mandy Dargin in 2015, and features in her ‘Still Life Collection.’  The sense of simplicity and serenity that many of her still lifes possess is evident here.

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SULEYMAN ERDAL Turkey

◀ Progress

Oil on canvas 42 x 55 in. or 106 x 140 cm

◀ Side By Side

Oil on canvas 51 x 71 in. or 130 x 180 cm

http://suleymanerdal.com • info@suleymanerdal.com [44] • CURRENT MASTERS


Born in 1954 in Konya, Turkey, Erdal Suleyman graduated from Gazi University in 1980. The artist continues his work at the Akademililer Art Center, Istanbul.

▲ Wedding Oil on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm

SULEYMAN ERDAL CURRENT MASTERS • [45]


ROBERT A. FORTE United States

▲ Dreaming of Carmen Miranda ▼ Unforgiving Acrylic on canvas

▲ Piaf, L’Amour et les Feuilles Mortes

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

Formerly a Deputy Solicitor General of The State of New York, Robert A. Forte studied painting at The Art Students League in New York with Cornelia Foss and figurative drawing with Minerva Durham at Spring Studio in New York. Forte also participated in advanced painting workshops in New York at The National Academy School Museum School of Fine Art with Philip Pearlstein and at The School of Visual Arts. Exhibitions venues include Atlantic Gallery in New York City, 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, New York, St. Francis Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts, Art On Main in Great Barrington, MA, Front Street Gallery in Housatonic, MA, and in New Marlborough, MA. A Member of Atlantic Gallery in New York City since February 2016, Forte had a solo show at Atlantic Gallery in October 2017. He is represented in numerous private collections in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New Jersey. www.robertforte.com • info.robertforte@gmail.com [46] • CURRENT MASTERS

Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm


VARVARA GNUCHEVA

France

▲ The Creation of the Mountains Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

▲ Sunrise, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 9 x 6 in. or 22 x 16 cm ▼ Happiness, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 22 x 13 in. or 55 x 33 cm

Born in Russia in 1983, Varvara Gnucheva 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 has developed 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. Gnucheva’s works feature in private and public collections in France and Russia.

varya.gnucheva@gmail.com CURRENT MASTERS • [47]


TIKA GILBERT United Kingdom

▲ Flow Mixed media on canvas 39 x 19 in. or 100 x 50 cm ▼ Deception Mixed media on canvas 30 x 24 in. or 76 x 60 cm

www.tikagilbert.com • info@tikagilbert.com [48] • CURRENT MASTERS


Born and raised in Bermuda, Tika moved to London where she currently resides, in 2008 after a career change from Interior Design to study Architecture. She began constructing architectural models in plaster and concrete and using charcoal drawings to represent her ideas in detail. Her influences and inspiration is a juxtaposition between abstract expressionism and architectural craftsmanship. Her vocabulary of media remains within plaster, charcoal with an introduction of iron filler as a color. The plaster is used as the primary medium to underpin the structure of texture and gives her the freedom to build in three dimensions and focus on delicate details as necessary. Using the entire canvas to tell a story, the details aim to explore a subjective narrative, whilst creating a tangible embodiment of vitality. In doing this she hopes to communicate with the basic human emotion and ideas. Moreover, she has exhibited in group exhibitions and her art was selected from the first round of the Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition 2017 in London.

â–˛ Merge Mixed media on canvas 31 x 24 in. or 80 x 60 cm

TIKA GILBERT CURRENT MASTERS • [49]


MARIA TERESA GUALA Italy

◀ Affiche Acrylic on board 20 x 79 in. or 50 x 200 cm

Born in 1947 in Turin, Maria Teresa Guala comes from a family of notable painters and sculptors of Monferrato. Her father, a painter, and designer was the curator of “TORINO ESPOSIZIONI”. Guala has 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 as artist and translator.

▲ Marina, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 32 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm ▼ Allegoria Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

artavita.com/artists/13796-maria-teresa-guala • gerardogandolfo@libero.it [50] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ Faccia di Luna

Mixed media 19 x 23 in. or 48 x 58 cm

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DEVON GOVONI United States

▲ Sorrow ▼ Frustration

▲ Shell Shocked

Devon Govoni is a Massachusetts-based artist who specializes in oil and mixed media creations. Most of her work typically depicts living entities, whether real, made up, or a blend of the two. Devon has been known to create classic portraits with a flair for dramatics, transforming what would be a normal person or animal, into some form of monster or creature. Devon is a Doctoral Candidate in the field of Expressive Arts Therapies and studies human beings and their behavior regularly. Her interactions with people, personally and professionally, all influence how she works, as there is a constant, ever-changing nature to her work. She has been published and has displayed her works both nationally and internationally. www.devongovoni.com • devongovoni@gmail.com [52] • CURRENT MASTERS


HOWARD HARRIS United States

▲ Mind Storm Mixed Media Photo Based 36 x 30 in. or 91 x 76 cm

▲ Monaco Afloat

Mixed Media Photo Based 36 x 30 in. or 91 x 76 cm

▼ A Rocky Day Mixed Media Photo Based

36 x 30 in. or 91 x 76 cm

Howard Harris studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and Pratt Institute. He shows throughout the US and is represented by galleries in Chelsea, New York and Santa Fe, NM. Harris creates a kaleidoscope of visual movement as if the image could shift before your eyes. Harris gives his images a sculptural effect, layering the work using clear acrylic surfaces superimposed with a subtle grid. The images gain dimension and the viewing experience shifts depending on the angle. The process Harris uses was granted a United States Patent, affirming the uniqueness and inventiveness of his works.

www.hharrisphoto.com • h-harris@live.com CURRENT MASTERS • [53]


MARTIN A. HAUSER Switzerland

Born 1954 in Zurich, Switzerland, Martin A. Hauser studied Art at CAP Fotoschule in Zurich and has had three exhibits in Basel and Zurich.

▲ Water Color digital photograph 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm ▼ Clouds Color digital photograph 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm

mah-photo.ch • m.a.hauser@bluewin.ch [54] • CURRENT MASTERS


IRONY TALI Israel

Tali Irony was born in 1974 in Israel where she lives today. She studied Art at Bettelheim’s Studio, Israel and has had solo exhibitions and group show participations nationally. “My paintings are about common, daily situations. The purpose of my paintings is to turn to people’s emotions. The best response I wish to get to my paintings is that they are touching, moving.”

▲ Northern Sky Acrylic on canvas 59 x 79 in. or 150 x 200 cm ▼ Come Back Acrylic on canvas 71 x 71 in. or 180 x 180 cm

▲ I Got You Acrylic on canvas 71 x 87 in. or 180 x 220 cm

www.tali-irony.com • tali.irony@gmail.com CURRENT MASTERS • [55]


BERT HERMANS Netherlands

Bert Hermans was born in 1947 in Voorburg, Netherlands and lives in Rotterdam. Since the end of the 80s, Hermans has been a passionate painter and he owns an atelier at the Vest in the historic city center of Gouda. His work consists mainly of oil paintings, with his major theme being industrial and cultural heritage. Hermans has followed different courses in acrylic, water media and oil painting 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.

▲ Changing Of The Guard

Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 80 x 80 cm

http://berthermans.kunstinzicht.nl • hegmhermans@xs4all.nl [56] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ Do Not Shoot The Piano Player Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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MONIQUE CARASSO HEUBEL

United States

▲ Still Dreaming Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm ▼ Tulip Festival Chalk pastel 18 x 20 in. or 46 x 51 cm

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Taos Mountain Oil pastel 16 x 12 in. or 41 x 31 cm Water’s Edge Oil pastel 16 x 12 in. or 41 x 31 cm

www.lookandimagineart.com • moniqueheubelart@gmail.com [58] • CURRENT MASTERS


Niagra Falls Cascade at Night Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

“I was hooked on the French Impressionist and Post Impressionist painters by the age of fifteen. My studies began by copying and studying the techniques of Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Gaugin; these artists are still my greatest influences today. My oil and chalk pastels are done in nature and then I use my favorites as templates for the acrylic paintings. With my oceanscapes, I try to recreate the peaceful feeling of watching and listening to the waves in constant motion. If I am lucky the clouds are fluffy with animal shapes. When I begin a sunset I never know what my final result will be. I have to work fast because the light changes rapidly and so does the magnificent colors in the sky. Mountainscapes present the same challenges with light changing rapidly. As the light changes so do the shapes and colors on the mountains; I think this must be where the Indians found patterns for their tribal art.”

Acapulco Sunset Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

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STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT United States

▲ Inspiration

Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

▲ Love and its Ups and Downs

Mixed media on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

▼ Water Spirits Mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 122 x 91 cm

Stephanie Holznecht was born 1959 in England and now resides in Wisconsin, USA. She studied Graphic Design and Fine Art at UW - Whitewater. Holznecht has had five solo exhibitions in the USA and over 45 group exhibitions in the USA, Italy, England, Dubai; United Arab Emirates and New Delhi; India, including the Master of Art International exhibition in England, and the New York Art Expo 2016 and 2017. Her works belong to many private and public collections worldwide and Holznecht is a many-times awarded artist and an active member in regional and statewide Wisconsin art organizations.

www.scholznecht.com • sholznecht@gmail.com [60] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ As the Sun Sets Over the Lake Mixed media on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm ▼ Majestic Moments Mixed media on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

▲ Feeding the Fire Dragon Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

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PHILIPP HUMM United Kingdom

Philipp Rudolf Humm (b. 1959, Germany) is a Belgian/ German painter and sculptor, based in London. He studied Life Painting at the London Fine Art Studios and Sculpture at the Fine Art Academy in Florence. Humm has also a BA in Philosophy and an MBA. As a contemporary narrative figurative artist, his art bridges between classical painting and modern art. The acclaimed art critique Edward Lucy Smith wrote a book on Humm’s works on paper titled “Pop Expressionism”. Humm had numerous solo and group exhibitions in London and Germany and has been widely featured in the press (i.e. front page of Wall Street Journal, The Times, New York Times and Handelsblatt).

▲ Promises, 2016 ▼ Conquest, 2016

Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 123 cm Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 123 x 91 cm

▲ London Gothic, 2016

Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 123 cm

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▲ Indoctrinated, 2016

Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 123 cm

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PHILIPP HUMM United Kingdom

▲ Revolutions Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. or 123 x 91 cm ▼ Material World Oil on canvas 71 x 94 in. or 180 x 240 cm

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▲ Virtuoso Apprentices, 2016

Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 123 cm

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JO-CHI YU United States

▲ Rising Hope From Ruins

Brass, Sterling Silver, Wood, Resin, Color Stone 7 x 1 in. or 18 x 3 cm

Born in Taipei, Taiwan and now living in New York City. Jo-Chi Yu graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology with a Jewelry Design degree. She is a Jewelry Designer who always has a passion for creating jewelry in both metalsmithing and design drawing. She loves to create jewelry with various materials in beautiful, vibrant hues. Most of her works are inspired by elements in nature, such as flowers, plants, and animals. She participated in International Art & Design Competition exhibition in Italy, and her work was selected by Niche Awards in 2017.

Golden Fishes Sterling Silver, 24k Gold Foil 3 x 1 in. or 8 x 3 cm

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CHRISTIAN KLUTE Germany

▲ The Long Bright Dark Oil on wood 47 x 31 in. or 120 x 80 cm ▼ The Parrot Graphite on paper 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

▲ Johnny Cash

Charcoal on paper 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

German Artist, Christian Klute was born in 1976 and is located in a small town in North Rhine-Westphalia. After two years of studying Fine Art at the Ruhr Academie Schwerte, he continued refining his skill by focusing on a wide range of commissioned portraits. By the end of 2014 and after deliberately limiting himself to the craft of drawing, he began exploring the world of painting in oil. Since then he merely concentrates on his own projects which are mostly landscapes, dark forests, and portraits, done in his signature style; a monochrome form of classical realism.

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MARINA KORAKI Greece

Marina Koraki graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Athens in 2006, supervised by Chronis Botsoglou. She further studied the art 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 shows and had personal exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and the USA.

▼ Lightsource ΙΙ Mixed media on canvas 31 x 47 in. or 80 x 120 cm

▲ Open Sky VII Mixed media on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm ▼ Open Sky III Mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

www.marinakoraki.com

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AI-WEN WU KRATZ United States

▲ Sing To The Carnival Moon

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 32 in. or 76 x 81 cm

▼ Renewal / Part II Acrylic on canvas 60 x 51 in. or 152 x 130 cm

▲ Irina

Concentrated crayon and graphite on paper 40 x 26 in. or 102 x 66 cm Collection Corey and Morinne Yeh

“It is the spiritual and intellectual qualities that I am aiming at with colors, lines, shapes, forms and movements. For example, about the Amazon River, a line such as, “This river, a wound on the earth, carved by serpents as they passed,“ has more apprehensive power over me than the seven thousand words or more in the Wikipedia reporting the facts of the river. In writing, words, their choice, combination and order, give the power and conviction to the reader. In the same way, the aim of my lines, colors, planes, forms, shapes and movements, is to achieve such a magical conveyance to the viewer.” https://www.artmo.com/user/kratz • kratz@aiwenwukratzartstudio.com [70] • CURRENT MASTERS


JEONG LEE South Korea

▲ Ocean’s Breath Oil on canvas 21 x 18 in. or 53 x 46 cm ▼ Old Sun Oil on canvas 21 x 18 in. or 53 x 46 cm ▲ Untitled Color pencil on paper A3 size paper

Born in 2000 in Gyeonggi-do province, South Korea, Jeong Lee lives in Goyang City. She is a largely self-taught artist and has taken private courses from a private tutor.

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SARAH LYNCH Australia

Untitled Color digital photograph 12 x 8 in. or 30 x 21 cm ▲

Untitled Color digital photograph 8 x 12 in. or 21 x 30 cm

“For me, photography is part of who I am. It is a calling; something I feel compelled to do. I’m constantly inspired by the power of storytelling through photography. I began my photography journey at Photography studies college in Melbourne Australia. Since graduating I have worked as a documentary and landscape photographer, both of these loves have intertwined. In the last few years I have exhibited landscapes at a number of galleries around the world, recently at Agora Gallery in New York, and at the Trevisan International Art Festival.”

www.sarahlynchphotography.net • sarah@sarahlynchproductions.com [72] • CURRENT MASTERS


JØRAN JUVELI MARSTRANDER Norway

Norwegian artist, Jøran Juveli Marstrander was born in 1957 and now lives in Son, on the South East Coast. She started as a Graphic Designer in 1987 and went on to study Fine Art Photography at Oslo Photo Art School (2004-6). Marstrander has had three solo exhibitions in Norway, and group participations in Oslo, Norway, London, England, Bologna, Italy and Madrid, Spain. She is especially fascinated by natural light and prefers working with just a camera, single exposure and long time and motion, instead of digital manipulation. Also interested in the multipurpose and reuse in art and craft, Marstrander designs handmade tables with forged iron, in oak wood with replaceable fine art photo table tops in thick plexiglass or 4 mm tempered glass – signed and numbered in limited editions of 10.

▼ Nature Mysticism I Color digital photography copied on 6mm

acrylic with 4 aluminum spacers 12 x 20 in. or 30 x 50 cm

▲ Dragonfly

Hand-forged iron limited edition table with Color digital photography at 30mm Plexiglass 15 x 15 x 19 in. or 38 x 38 x 49 cm

▼ Women Hand-forged iron limited edition table with Color digital photography at 4mm tempered glass 18 x 18 x 20 in. or 46 x 46 x 50 cm

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ANDRÁS MENGYÁN Hungary

Interactions VIII Acrylic on canvas 98 x 78 in. or 250 x 200 cm ▶

Laser Bone.fire (Programmable Laser Animation) Glass, laser, sound 22 x 16 x 16 in. or 56 x 40 x 40 cm ▼

Programmable 3D Laser Animation (Invention) Liquid, glass, laser 78 x 20 x 20 in. or 200 x 52 x 52 cm

“Polyphonic Visual Space” The presented work displays some examples of “Polyphonic Visual Space” I’m working with. The basic question here is: How is it possible to grasp experience about a simultaneously perceived environment in its many layers, integrating perceptions over time to reflect changes in the environment? I consider how something like a form or forms changes from various viewpoints, and motion and/or when they are placed from one reference system into another. In my works, I look for the resulting visual interactions connected to change itself. I attempt to visualize forms altogether from different viewpoints in picture plane and in space. It means vision in motion and multiview-points of space vision. What happens with forms in picture plane when they move for instance from a Euclidian reference system to a Spherical reference system? Their visual outcome will be completely different. This notion is valid for forms, spaces, and ideas when their respective reference systems change as well. It means that truths and facts change along with the motions, positions and by reference systems. www.andrasmengyan.com • amengyan@t-online.hu [74] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ Travelling Of Light (Programmable Laser Installation) ▲ Procedures

Painted plywood, programmable LED (Mural work for KPMG Hungary) 298 x 217 x 12 in. or 758 x 551 x 30 cm

Glass, liquid, painted wood, mirror, Plexiglas, laser 433 x 197 x 78 in. or 1100 x 500 x 200 cm

▼ Travelling Of Light Acrylic on canvas 8 pieces Each: 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

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JACQUELINE MIDGEN United Kingdom

▲ View of Mount Etna, Sicily

Oil on canvas 32 x 24 in. or 81 x 61 cm ▶ Joy Acrylic on primed A2 size paper

“I am an artist specializing in various types of landscapes and still life. I work in oils, acrylics, and pastels and have always been interested in form, color and texture. My main influences have been the French Impressionists, Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Gauguin, Cezanne and Georgia O’Keeffe. I have affordable paintings and products featuring my designs on sale all year round at my Tooting studio. These include women’s t-shirts and tote bags, greetings cards, key rings, coasters and place mats, calendars and various small items for the office. I also have small ceramic items available using some of my more abstract designs to include: vases/pen+pencil holders, jugs, sugar bowls, and teapots.”

Atlas Mountains, Morroco Oil on canvas 30 x 20 in. or 76 x 51 cm

www.jacquelinemidgen.wordpress.com • jackiemidgen@hotmail.co.uk [76] • CURRENT MASTERS


VANESSA NAHOUL United States / Mexico

Of Lebanese origin, Vanessa Nahoul is a Mexican-born artist whose works aim to convey the expressiveness of the human spirit through colors and forms. Vanessa has been awarded the national recognition: Pergamino de Oro al Mérito Andrés Henestrosa, for her cultural and artistic career. Her twenty-five-year experience in drawing and painting started with academic studies in art, composition, drawing and artistic materials in Mexico City. Author of several drawing and painting series, her postgraduate degree and Ph.D. in Psychoanalytic Psychology has nourished her work and understanding of human expressions. She gives workshops on Art and Psychoanalysis. Her work has been published in several books specialized in art, particularly in the WWAB series. Vanessa has had solo shows in Mexico and group show participations in Mexico, Florence, New York, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Buenos Aires and Prague. She was distinguished in 2017 with the Doctorate Honoris Cause by the Claustro Doctoral Iberoamericano. ▼ Sacred Heart, 2011 Mixed media 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm ▲ Nostalgia De Sueños Vividos (Nostalgia Of Lived Dreams)

2016 Mixed media on canvas 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

▼ Recuerdo De Sueños Vividos (Memory of Lived Dreams)

2016 Pastel on Amate paper 15 x 33 in. or 39 x 59 cm

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ANNE SWAN MOORE United States

“Early life was filled with music since I came from a musically inclined family. Barely into my 20s, I turned to painting and knew that would be my life’s creative endeavor. My first classes were at the McNay Art Institute in San Antonio, Texas, followed by classes with other private instructors to learn specific skills. Eventually, I attended the University of Houston to finish my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting. Still lifes, landscapes, arroyos, wetlands, contemporary interpretation of fruit, flowers, and the occasional namesake swan have all been subjects through the years motivated by musical energy and color. When painting, it is important for the objects to be close at hand to be able to explore the lines and variations of color and shape. If one visits my space it is realized that the bunches of not only living flowers or fruit but vases of dried ones have a purpose. My intent is to capture the beauty of nature during the entire life process.”

▲ In My Garden IV Oil on wood panel 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm ▼ In My Garden VIII Oil on canvas 46 x 60 in. or 117 x 152 cm

▲ In My Garden XI Oil on canvas 45 x 30 in. or 114 x 76 cm

www.anneswanmoore.com • asm@anneswanmoore.com [78] • CURRENT MASTERS


“Early as an abstract painter, my focus was on musical energy and movement, later moving to still lives and landscapes varying 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. For the last two decades, my paintings have been with the Harris Gallery in Houston, Texas and in 30 gallery exhibitions over the past 30 years. They also hang in many private and corporate collections”

▲ In My Garden II Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm

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JOEY MELINDA MORGAN United States

Joey Melinda Morgan is a self-taught American born artist currently living in Phoenix, Arizona. Being creative is a natural part of her inner fabric. Ever since she can remember she has used some sort of creativity as of form of self-expression. She has participated in local arts festivals, juried exhibitions, is represented by galleries in the US and in Europe and has sold to both private and corporate collectors.

▲ Rainbow Honeycomb

Composite Photography on metal 20 x 16 in. or 51 x 41 cm

▼ Whispering Rainbow Composite Photography on metal

▲ Tie Dye Crevice with Bark

Composite Photography on metal 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

www.artmixedup.com • jmmorgan21@gmail.com [80] • CURRENT MASTERS

40 x 40 in. or 102 x 102 cm


▲ Botanical I Composite Photography on metal 16 x 16 in. or 41 x 41 cm ▶ Bolt of Blue Composite Photography on metal 26 x 38 in. or x 66 x 96 cm ▼ Stone Maze Composite Photography on metal 72 x 60 in. or 183 x 152 cm

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FISUN ONOMAY Turkey / United States

▲ Badge

Paper Cutting – Paper Marbling 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

▲ Nisapuri Garden

Paper Cutting 14 x 18 in. or 35 x 47cm

“After 35 years of working in the private sector and having signed for many successful projects as an Architect, I have felt that I needed a hobby with my busy and intensive schedule. My journey in the fine arts started with the art of marbling and continued with the art of cutting paper. I realized how calming it was to work with all these beautiful colors on water, and how all my daily life anxieties and thoughts could go away. Basically, I was resting my soul. It was a challenge for a long time to be able to create the perfect figures trying maybe a thousand times just to be able to produce the right one and this process had an impeccable influence on my patience and its boundaries. Thereby I started learning the love of art and its true nature. The courses I have taken and the experiences I have had during the years of studying and working as an architect have had an immense effect on how I think, act, feel and work differently from any other artist. These experiences make every single work of art authentic, original and unique.”

www.onomayart.com • onomayart@gmail.com [82] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ Turquoise Paper Cutting – Paper Marbling 36 x 36 in. or 90 x 90 cm

▲ Vase Paper Cutting 16 x 13 in. or 41 x 32 cm

▲ Hand Fan

Paper Cutting 23 x 31 in. or 59 x 79 cm

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MICHELLE PURVES Australia

Born in 1962 in the UK, Michelle Purves is a selftaught artist now living in Australia. She has had eight solo exhibits and participated in four group shows in Australia and five group show participations in Italy, the USA, Monaco, China, and Switzerland. Purves’ works belong to private collection internationally. An awarded artist, she recently received the Prix D’excellence Artiste Emergence – Art Monaco 2015, Prize Tiepolo, Arte Milano 2016.

▲ Heaven’s Promise, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm ▼ Tranquility of Dreams, 2016 Oil on canvas 28 x 28 in. or 71 x 71 cm

▲ Calamity, 2015

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 51 x 61 cm

www.michellepurves.com • michellejacksonpurves@gmail.com [84] • CURRENT MASTERS


PX RH (Ryosuke Hayamitsu) Japan

Japanese Artist, PX RH was born in Osaka and is self-taught. He began producing work in 2003 and his digital artwork has been exhibited more than 50 times in group shows internationally.

▲ 20150922 ▼ 20170611

Digital media Digital media

20140208 Digital media

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EN LIN QING

United States

“From the ground to air, from stills to motion, dance is an elite form of movement. Dance is not just the beauty in body but also the understanding of self and others. As the artist, I desire to capture the moment that best interprets the motion and the dancer to the audience as a moment that will leave you in peace, in space, and in time.”

▲ Still in Motion I B&W digital photograph Hot press print paper 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 cm

https://nlinkphoto.com • enlin.qing94@gmail.com [86] • CURRENT MASTERS


ANN SHRAMM-WILLIAMS United States

Ann Shramm-Williams was born in Danville, Illinois and now resides in Southern California. She studied Architectural Design at Woodbury University, Los Angeles where she obtained a summa cum laude BS degree and has focused on restoration of historic properties. Shramm-Williams is also working in the needle art and wearable art industries. She has commissioned needle art work in the White House and her work has been written up in the New York Times.

◀ Tucan Acrylic on canvas

30 x 48 in. or 76 x 122 cm

▲ Camillia Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm ◀ Yellowstone Wolf Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in. or 61 x 76 cm

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NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI United States

▲ Jessie’s Nocturnal

Color digital photograph | Leica M 16 x 24 in. or 51 x 61 cm

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 he took some photography courses in college, Nicholas Teetelli is primarily self-taught. Spanning the last four decades, he has learned, developed, and honed his skills independently, becoming an avid and serious amateur photographer who has recently turned professional. Although he lived and grew up in New York City, he has spent many summers in the Greek islands and has traveled to many other places in the world. He continues to travel extensively in pursuit of the perfect photographic image. 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, and shape and design. His photographic portfolio is diverse: it includes landscape, architecture, portrait, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. He has recently brought his portfolio to the public eye and, in short order, has had dozens of his photographs juried and invited into exhibition at many galleries and museums through the United States, receiving many awards for this work along the way. He has won awards in international competitions in Moscow, London and Tokyo, a featured artist at major art shows at Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Artexpo New York, has private gallery placements in Vienna, Austria and Bologna, Italy, as well as being a featured gallery fine art photographer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He almost exclusively uses Leica cameras and lenses which yield superior results for him. He has recently also added a Hasselblad medium format camera to his bag. www.teetelli.com • nicholas@teetelli.com [88] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ Jessie’s Nocturnal VIII Color digital photograph | Leica M 22 x 17 in. or 56 x 43 cm

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NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI United States

◀ Glacies Phantasiae II Color Digital photograph | Leica M 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

▲ Glacies Phantasiae

Color Digital photograph | Leica M 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

www.teetelli.com • nicholas@teetelli.com [90] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ Mojave III B&W Digital photograph | Leica SL 15 x 40 in. or 38 x 102 cm

▲ Mojave B&W Digital photograph | Leica SL 12 x 36 in. or 30 x 96 cm

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NICHOLAS H. TEETELLI United States

◀ Nocturnal Festoons III B&W Digital Photograph | Leica M 27 x 27 in. or 68 x 68 cm ▼ Nocturnal Festoons II B&W Digital Photograph | Leica M 27 x 32 in. or 68 x 81 cm

www.teetelli.com • nicholas@teetelli.com [92] • CURRENT MASTERS


Nocturnal Festoons B&W Digital photograph | Leica M 36 x 27 in. or 91 x 68 cm

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AMARNATH VISWANATH Germany

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 New York and in Miami with Art Fusion.

▲ Herbst Im Koln Acrylic on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm ▼ Elena and Moses Acrylic on canvas 20 x 35 in. or 50 x 90 cm

www.viswanath.de [94] • CURRENT MASTERS


▲ Sweet Dreams Acrylic on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm

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A. CORNELIA WEIGLE \ SVEN WEIGLE Germany

▲ Kiss

Acrylic on canvas 49 x 49 in. or 125 x 125 cm (framed)

Sven Weigle was born and lives in Wuppertal, Germany. He came into contact with Web Design, Graphic Design, Photography and the wide field of Art at a very early age because of his grandparents’ reproduction business, Weigle Reprotec. During his stays in the United States, he was able to impress with several exhibitions on the topic Art meets Graphic Design and received numerous awards for his art exhibits as “Outstanding Male Artist”. He describes his art as expressive-abstract “graphic art.” ▼ Womanhood

Acrylic on canvas 49 x 49 in. or 125 x 125 cm (framed)

www.weigleart.com • art@weigle.net [96] • CURRENT MASTERS

▲ Satisfaction

Acrylic on canvas 41 x 41 in. or 105 x 105 (framed)

A. Cornelia Weigle has worked for many years as Artist, Art Therapist, and Psychologist. Her paintings are created as a visible reflection and objectification of inner emotions which she is feeling, in contact with her patients and their families and which she wants to share with others. Furthermore, a fascinating dialogue with herself and an intensive, exhilarating feeling emerge in the course of the artistic implementation and such feeling allows her to develop a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of her inner self. ▼ Serenity

Acrylic on canvas 41 x 41 in. or 105 x 105 (framed)


RUNYU XIA United States

“Exploring the internal world is my motivation for making art. The internal world is extremely varied and intriguing. It is a reflection of the external world, but it is not visible or literal, which makes it mysterious and engaging. The internal world is affected by the external world to some extent. Especially to an introvert, like me. I usually have to adjust my mental balance to keep the mood calm. Well, it is hard to say who is in control. Me or my internal world?”

▲ Deer - ATARAXIA Digital media ▼ Sensor Tower - ATARAXIA Digital media

▲ Geisha Cat 02

Digital media

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RYUSUKE YAMAGIWA Japan

▲ Trace Mixed media 23 x 23 in. or 59 x 59 cm ▼ Blind Dance Mixed media 29 x 36 in. or 74 x 91 cm

▲ Rouge II

Mixed media 11 × 12 in. or 27 x 30 cm

Japanese artist, Ryusuke Yamagiwa was born in 1984 and grew up in Japan, Australia, and Canada. He graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics in 2007, and Musashino Art University College of Art and Design Correspondence Course Department of Painting in 2012. He is an awarded artist and has had solo exhibitions and group participations in the United States, France, Italy, and Japan.

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Current Masters 3 by World Wide Art Books  

In this volume we have selected 46 artists whose art we believe is interesting and representative as to what happens in art today. Current M...

Current Masters 3 by World Wide Art Books  

In this volume we have selected 46 artists whose art we believe is interesting and representative as to what happens in art today. Current M...

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