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International Contemporary Masters XII


INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS CURATED BY DESPINA TUNBERG

VOLUME 12

Designed And Published In California 2018 by World Wide Art Books Inc. www.wwab.us General Manager / Curator: Despina Tunberg Master Editor: Thomas Tunberg, Design & Editing: MT DESIGN Cover Image Anne Swan Moore In My Garden VIII Oil on canvas 46 x 60 in. or 117 x 152 cm www.anneswanmoore.com All Rights Reserved ® No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher and copyright holders. Printed in South Korea ® Copyright: World Wide Art Books Inc. 5533 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, USA Tel. (+1) 805.845.3869


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On the Cover Anne Swan Moore

VIP Artists Anne Swan Moore 12-5 David Beeri 16-9 Wojciech Tut Chechlinski 20-3

Sponsored Artists Rebecca Humphrey 50-1 Laura Phelps Rogers 70 Adriana Gotowiecka 45 Shelia Granger-Malone 46-7 Lee Kwong Tim Jackson 55 Steven Barger 30-1 Lucie Boswell 35 Julie Turner 88 Amarnath Viswanath 92-3


INDEX International Contemporary Masters 2017

Haitham Al Hamad 26-7 Jessica Alazraki 34 Gyobeom An 28-9 Steven Barger 30-1 Polina Barska 32-3 David Beeri 16-9 Lucie Boswell 35 John Buonani 36 Cristina Maya Caetano 37 Alejandro Carrillo 38 Wojciech Tut Chechlinski 20-3 Caroline Farys 40-1 Fu Wenjun 42-3 Elena Gaston Nicolas 39 Varvara Gnucheva 44 Adriana Gotowiecka 45 Shelia Granger-Malone 46-7 Elin Hannah 48 Bert Hermans 49 Rebecca Humphrey 50-1 Kat Kleinman 52-3 Marina Koraki 54 Lee Kwong Tim Jackson 55 Sarah Lynch 56 Patricia Martinez 58-9 Ahmet Merey 57

Karin Monschauer 60-1 Anne Swan Moore 12-5 Marianne Charlotte MylonasSvikovsky Vanessa Nahoul 62-4 Lucy O’donovan 66-7 Serghei Pakhomoff 68 James Pfeffer 69 Laura Phelps Rogers 70 Ipung Purnomo 71 Px Rh 72 Armelle Rettmeyer-Boccard 73 Alain Rousseau 74 Paola Ruberto 76-7 Angela P. Schapiro 75 SÊraphine 78 Hayato Takano 79 Nicholas H. Teetelli 80-5 Cliff Tseng 86-7 Julie Turner 88 Astrid Ufkes 89 Ayse Tanay Ulgen 90 Tatiana V. Favella 91 Amarnath Viswanath 92-3 Menno Vos 94-5 Susan Wood 96-99 Ryusuke Yamagiwa 100-1


“Creativity takes courage.”

- Henri Matisse


Introduction

“It is always a moving occasion to preface a new book, a new chapter in our ever-expanding chronicle of art from all over the world. Twelve years ago, we published the first volume of International Contemporary Masters, a slim volume with the ambitious goal: to be the start of a constantly lengthening and unfolding presentation of noteworthy art created in our times by artists from every corner of our planet. Today, with 12 volumes in the International Contemporary Masters series and 8 other anthologies, we can say that we have succeeded beyond our expectations. International Contemporary Masters and our other contemporary art anthologies Current Masters and Important World Artists have become a valued resource for art lovers, collectors, researchers, students and teachers, art consultants, gallery owners and other art professionals. Both the subject matter and the reach of our books extend all over the world. It has been our contention from the very beginning that great art is not only being created in centers of the art world such as New York and London but in every continent and country, in remote villages as well as huge urban centers. It is a point of pride with us that we are helping artists whose work might otherwise remain unknown to broadcast it far and wide. International Contemporary Masters Volume 12 is not an exception to the rule. This book presents 53 artists from 27 countries, with creation in almost every medium of the visual fine arts that can be presented on a printed page. We believe the vibrancy of their creations speaks for itself.�

Despina Tunberg Curator

Thomas Tunberg Editor

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In My Garden VIII Oil on canvas 46 x 60 in. or 117 x 152 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.” “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”

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In My Garden II Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in. or 122 x 122 cm In My Garden IV Oil on wood panel 20 x 20 in. or 51 x 51 cm

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

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Sphere, 2017 Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

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David Beeri

United States

Beeri is an artist gifted with a special talent. He first began to paint on December 5th, 1975, driven by a strong inner inspiration. Due to his extraordinary progression, he became nationally known by 1979, and has been an exhibitory artist ever since. He has had a number of exhibitions in Hungary and several other European countries as well as Israel, the United States, Japan, China and Canada. The singular greatness and uniqueness of David Beeri’s talent as a painter is – among other things – due to his many gifts inherited from the world of arts. Let it suffice to mention the realm of music, virtually every part of which lives in his soul. Had he chosen to become a composer, he could have created a new, epoch-making world of music. Had he opted to play the violin or the piano, he could be sought after in the world’s best performance halls. The same goes for his inexpressibly beautiful and grandiose tenor voice, the hearing of which would be quite an event in the world’s greatest opera halls. Let us not assume, however, that he managed to eradicate his talents from his soul. If we just grow quiet before one of his paintings, within a few moments we will hear a sound as if coming from an invisible depth, gradually joined by other instruments, and by the time we realize it, we will be hearing music dreamt in perfect beauty and harmony soaring in the air. At the same time, while contemplating his works, to our amazement we will find that what we see is none other than most marvellous poetry. - Dr Ferenc Matits, Art historian (2015)

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Hungarian Bridge, 2004 Oil on canvas 31 x 39 in. or 80 x 100 cm

Far Left: Dialogue, 2013 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm Left: Deborah, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 20 in. or 100 x 50 cm

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Radiance, 2008 Oil on canvas 30 x 39 in. or 76 x 100 cm

Dance In The Descending Light, 2017 Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

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Untitled 20, 2016 Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm

Untitled 1, 2016 Oil on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

Untitled 8, 2016 Oil on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

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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, Wacล‚aw Taranczewski, Jan Cybis or Jรณzef 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.

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Untitled 13, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm

Audytorium, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm Szyderstwo, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm

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Untitled 5, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm Ucieczka Przed Smiercia, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm

Untitled 4, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm

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Haitham Al Hamad Qatar

Haitham Al Hamad was born in Homs, Syria, and studied Fine Arts at Damascus University receiving his Bachelor degree in 1992, and Graduate degree in Mural Painting in 1994. He is a member of the Syrian Fine Arts Association and Qatar Fine Arts Association.

The Poets Trap Mixed media on canvas 35 x 31 in. or 90 x 80 cm

City Pain China ink and gold paper 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm

Al Hamad participated in various art and cultural fairs, as well as showcasing his art in many galleries in Syria and Qatar. Interested in Islamic painting, especially the Islamic miniatures. Haitham Al Hamad is currently residing in Qatar, working at the Doha Fire Station “Artistes in Residence�. He recently received aThird place Award in London Art Biennale 2017 and a Jury Award at the Xth Florence Biennale 2017.

Fauvism Style Mixed media on canvas 71 x 71 in. or 180 x 180 cm

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Love With Mummy Mixed media on canvas 57 x 35 in. or 145 x 90 cm

Waiting for Godot Acrylic on canvas 39 x 27 in. or 100 x 70 cm

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An GyoBeom South Korea

Gyo Beom An was born 1973 in South Korea and studied Art at Sejong University. He has had two solo shows in South Korea and participated in 30 group exhibits in Seoul. He is an Awarded artist.

Image-A Beauty Oil on canvas 64 x 51 in. or 162 x 130 cm

Image-A Beauty Oil on canvas 51 x 38 in. or 130 x 97 cm

Image-A Beauty Oil on canvas 64 x 51 in. or 162 x 130 cm

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Image-Face (Lucian Freud) Oil on canvas 64 x 44 in. or 162 x 112 cm

Image-Face (Lucian Freud) Oil on canvas 64 x 38 in. or 162 x 97 cm

Image-Face Oil on canvas 60 x 51 in. or 152 x 130 cm

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Steven Barger United States

Charged, Florida, Snowy Egret Digitally manipulated acrylic print 16 x 24 in. or 41 x 61 cm

Born in 1949 in the United States, Steven Barger resides in Southwestern Ohio. He has studied under several of the most acclaimed nature photographers in the United States and has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and Africa. His images have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including at the SNMFA Museum in Las Vegas. With works in private and public collections internationally, Steve is an awarded artist and member of NANPA and PPA. Tranquility, Maine Infrared image acrylic print 32 x 45 in. or 81 x 114 cm

Arch to Arch, Arches National Park, Broken Arch with Milky Way Acrylic print 44 x 15 in. or 112 x 38 cm

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Michigan Mist, Michigan U.P. Acrylic print 24 x 16 in. or 61 x 41 cm

Above the Fog, Tennessee, Smoky Mountains Acrylic print 45 x 32 in. or 115 x 81 cm

Steve strives to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world through his photography. With the current threats to the natural world, he believes that by making technically accurate and artistically appealing images, he can demonstrate the need to protect, as well as enjoy the world around us.

Radiate, Kaktovik Alaska Two image composite acrylic Print 24 x 16 in. or 61 x 41 cm

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Polina Barska Ukraine / France

Polina Barska was born 1994 in the Ukraine and studied Photography at London College of Fashion, London. Today she lives and works in Paris, France.

I’ve Seen A Lot 2016 Ball pen on paper Ea. 8 x 12 in. or 21 x 30 cm

Balalayka, 2016 Colored pencil, ball pen on paper 16 x 23 in. or 42 x 59 cm

Perfection, 2017 Colored pencil, ball pen on paper 24 x 43 in. or 60 x 110 cm

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Kika, 2017 Colored pencil, ball pen on paper 29 x 29 in. or 75 x 75 cm

Try, 2016 Colored pencil, ball pen on paper 16 x 24 in. or 42 x 60 cm

I Can See You, 2016 Colored pencil, ball pen on paper 13 x 16 in. or 33 x 42 cm

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Jessica Alazraki United States

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

Born and raised in Mexico City, Jessica Alazraki has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Universidad Anåhuac 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

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

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Lucie Boswell United States

Orange Crush Airbrush on canvas 27 x 18 in. or 69 x 46 cm

In It To Win It Digital Print 11 x 14 in. or 28 x 36 cm

Lucie Boswell was born in 1968 in San Francisco and from an early age knew she wanted to communicate to the world as an artist. After studying Art at UC Santa Barbara and Photography at the renowned Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, she moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she has built an impressive resume in various mediums from photography to painting to mixed media. Her work has been shown in galleries both nationally and internationally and published in numerous books and publications. Boswell is also an avid patron of the arts, supporting artists, museums, and programs around the world.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris Digital Print 11 x 14 in. or 28 x 36 cm

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John Buonani United States

Jungle 30 x 30 x 3 in. or 76 x 76 x 8 cm

Building One 24 x 48 x 3 in. or 64 x 122 x 8 cm

Race Time 30 x 40 x 3 in. or 76 x 102 x 8 cm

War 30 x 40 x 3 in. or 76 x 102 x 8 cm

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Cristina Maya Caetano Portugal

“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.

A Outra Luz (The Other Light), 2016 Oil on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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Alejandro Carrillo (Alexati) Mexico

Alex Carrillo (Alexati) was born in 1988 in Mexico City, where he lives and works. He studied fine arts with realistic painter Rigel Herrera (www. rigelherrera.com) and has had solo exhibitions in Mexico, USA, and England and participated in nine group shows in Mexico, USA, Spain, and Italy, including the exhibition “Plurality of Expression” at Agora Gallery in New York. His work is an interpretation of the world through flamboyant and glamorous images combined with humor by portraying individuals whom he considers beautiful, interesting or inspiring, but it’s mainly the female and queer figures that play an important role in his paintings. His work is a form of tribute to them and an attempt to capture their essence from his perspective, representing them in many scenarios from the simple life through theatrical pictures.

Hunger, 2016 Oil on canvas 47 x 27 in. or 120 x 70 cm

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Elena Gastón Nicolás Spain

“I articulate my work around The Three Ways of Spiritual Wisdom: The Alchemical Way, the Priestly Way and the Way of the Warrior, which I learned through my spiritual journey. In my series Goodness, Truth and Beauty (Healing the Roots) I try to seek elemental beings: gnomes, sylphs, undines and salamanders.”

Esribiella y Subordán II 63 x 45 in. or 162 x 114 cm

My art is dreamlike, expressionist, material and iconic - the fruit of my versatility. The lyrical and the dramatic, the cryptic and the explicit are all a part of my work. I conceive our planet, including the atmosphere, oceans and continents too, as a living organic unit; our ecosystem is the Universe. I am committed to painting with my whole heart, from the heart.”

El Sueño del Samuray 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Bouquet Aromático 59 x 39 in. or 150 x 100 cm

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Caroline Farys France

Deneb Mixed media on canvas 39 x 16 in. or 100 x 40 cm

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

French Artist, Caroline farys was born 1977 in Reims and lives in Serres-Castet. After studying at School of Art and Communication in Pau and receiving training in web design in Toulouse, Caroline has a brilliant career as Artistic Director and UI-UX designer, freelance and at major companies such as Airbus, Thales, Dassault, DCNS. Today, with three solo shows to her resume and three group participations in France and the USA, Caroline is an emerging artist with the ambition to exhibit all over the world. Uranus Mixed media on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 40 x 50 cm

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Altaïr Mixed media on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

The Pleiades Mixed media on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Universe-Matter: Vision of an inner trajectory “In my job as a graphic designer, I often need to go back to painting to recharge my batteries, find a new breath. This series of canvases is truly an inner journey, looking for a new life trajectory. I give to see a world through the pictorial material. As a kind of galaxy in which each canvas is a star or a planet to explore to better find yourself. The spectator is invited to travel in the sensitive universe of the canvas.”

Stellar Travel Mixed media on canvas 55 x 31 in. or 140 x 80 cm

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Fu Wenjun China

Confront the Fact, 2017 Digital Pictorial Photography 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

Narrow View, 2017 Digital Pictorial Photography 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 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 Fu Wenjun, photography is not merely a tool to record reality, but a brush to express his ideas or feelings, a proclamation permeated with philosophy”.

Hill on Hill All in Red, 2017 Digital Pictorial Photography 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

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Clear Distinction between Black and White, 2017 Digital Pictorial Photography 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm Great Form Is beyond Shape, 2017 Digital Pictorial Photography 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

Fu Wenjun has presented solo exhibitions at the Museu Europeu de Arte Moderno (Barcelona), at the National Art Museum of China (Beijing), at the Old Summer Palace Museum (Beijing), at the Today Art Museum (Beijing), at the United Nations Headquarters (New York), at the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou) and at other international art organizations. His works have been exhibited at significant international exhibitions, such as the 1st Asia Biennial/5th Guangzhou Triennial, the Bienal de Cerveira, the NordArt, the collateral exhibition of Biennale di Venezia 2013, entitled Voice of the Unseen Chinese Independent Art 1979/Today. His works belong to private and public collections in many countries, including Museu Europeu de Art Moderno, National Art Museum of China, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kennedy Family, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Guangdong Museum of Art, SociĂŠtĂŠ Nationale des Beaux Arts of France, Egypt Ahmed Shawki Museum.

Great Music Having Few Voices, 2017 Digital Pictorial Photography 24 x 24 in. or 60 x 60 cm

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Varvara Gnucheva Russia / France

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.

Saint Akilina Wood, gesso, gold, tempera 20 x 8 in. or 50 x 20 cm

House - Well Acrylic on canvas 27 x 16 in. or 70 x 40 cm

Evening Acrylic on canvas 12 x 8 in. or 30 x 20 cm

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Adriana Gotowiecka Poland / United Kingdom

Love Game LILY Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Our Time FIG Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

No Inhibition ORCHID Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Adriana was born in Poland, where she lived and studied until the mid-90s and then relocated to South West London. She studied Drawing and Painting in all medias at MAE, Merton Adult Education, Art Department and at Putney Art College. Adriana mainly considers her artistic roots as ‘self- taught’ thanks to personal research and her unique approach to the exploration of her creativity. Being a self-taught artist gives her the freedom and proficiency to express herself with her work evolving through personal experience. She has had group participations in France, Austria and the UK, including in Cannes, International Modern Art Biennale in May 2017. Adriana’s works are featured in private collections in USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Poland.

Creatures of The Night Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

True Minds Mixed media on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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Shelia Granger-Malone United States

Left: Rahab Middle: The King and I Right: Ruth Stained Glass 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

Born 1968 in Natchez MS, Shelia lives in Madison, MS. She studied Art at Jackson State University. Through various subjects, strong imagery and symbolism, Shelia’s artwork conveys strong messages of environmentalism, women’s rights, spiritualism, social commentary and other experiences of living deeply; ‘Life through the eyes of an artist’. Shelia states: “My underlying goal is to project a provocative union between reality and imaginative expressions. I want to engage the viewer into a visual and spiritual conversation. I also include subliminal symbols and information that may stimulate an ongoing relationship between my works and the viewers.” She has had solo and group exhibitions in the United States and in Belgium. Her works belong to private, corporate and public collections in the United States. Included in these are “The Baptism”—The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University. She is a member of the Mississippi Artist Registry.

Almost Evil (Uncomfortable Conversations Collection) 3D and mixed media mosaic 24 x 24 in. or 61 x 61 cm

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Lotus Stained Glass 18 x 24 in. or 46 x 61 cm

Sisa Fehérová- Girl on Fire (Uncomfortable Conversations Collection) Mosaic 18 x 28 in. or 46 x 71 cm

Multiplicity (Uncomfortable Conversations Collection) Mosaic 24 x 48 in. or 64 x 122 cm

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Elin Hannah Norway

An artist in her heart and soul, with love for natural simplicity and nature, Elin Hannah is based on the west coast countryside of Norway. “I primarily work with media such as painting and photography. My artistic expression is inspired by the contrasts in both nature and life. My large paintings are recognized as a marriage of contrasts. My work is also perceived as calming yet vibrant, minimalistic yet expressive and emotive.�

Vintage Landscape Acrylic on canvas 47 x 59 x 1 in. or 120 x 150 x 3 cm

Entangled Golden Acrylics on canvas 39 x 27 x 2 in. or 100 x 70 x 5 cm Pulpit Rock Mountain Golden Acrylics on canvas 67 x 55 x 2 in. or 170 x 140 x 5 cm

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Bert Hermans The Netherlands

Kokerei Zollverein 3 Oil on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Bert Hermans was born in 1947 in Voorburg, the 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 eight countries in Europe, in several cities in the USA and recently in Shanghai in China. Gatekeepers Oil on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm

Kokerei Zollverein 2 Oil on canvas 55 x 31 in. or 140 x 80 cm

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Rebecca Humphrey United Kingdom

Rebecca Humphrey was born in Buckinghamshire, England in 1995 and lives and works in London. She studied Fine Art Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth and graduated in July 2016. Humphrey’s practice represents the temporal nature of photography and uses her own experiences with death to permeate the images provoking the ideas of mortality.

Heart ‘Anahata’ C-print 42 x 32 in. or 107 x 81 cm

The Aura of Consciousness, 2016 C-print 50 x 38 in. or 127 x 96 cm

Root ‘Muladhara’ C-print 42 x 32 in. or 107 x 81 cm

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Solar Plexus ‘Manipura’ C-print 42 x 32 in. or 107 x 81 cm

Crown ‘Sahasrara’, 2016 C-print 42 x 32 in. or 107 x 81 cm

Chakras, 2016 Digital C-Prints “Chakras is a project which is looking at the transitional energy of the body after we die, It’s temporal nature aims to provoke the audience’s own perspectives on mortality and the many ideas of what may happen to us after we are gone. The subject appears to be suspended in a state of flux, submerged and transfixed in the abyss, which is representable for the state in which our energy is held in this void after we decease.”

Sacral ‘Swadhisthana’ C-print 42 x 32 in. or 107 x 81 cm

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Kat Kleinman United States

“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.”

Life Is A Carnival, 2017 Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

My Grandmother’s Vase, 2017 Mixed media collage 8 x 11 in. or 20 x 28 cm

Just What I Wanted!, 2017 Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

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Good Karma, 2017 Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

Keep The Faith Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

Don’t Be Shy, 2017 Mixed media collage 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

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Marina Koraki Greece

Intercourse - Ophrys Sphegodes Oil on canvas 8 x 8 in. or 20 x 20 cm

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.

Cosmic Sea Acrylic mixed media on canvas 67 x 43 in. or 170 x 110 cm

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


Lee Kwong Tim Jackson Hong Kong

Enjoyment Acrylic on artboard 28 x 39 in. or 71 x 99 cm

Live In Plenty Acrylic on artboard 39 x 28 in. or 99 x 71 cm

Contentment Acrylic on artboard 39 x 28 in. or 99 x 71 cm

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Sarah Lynch Australia

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

Photographer Sarah Lynch surveys the land though rich, surreal colours and textures, with expansive and diverse vistas that explore the dialogue between land and light. Lynch captures distinctly otherworldly images, each piece seems hyper-real, displaying glassy waters or saturated skies in nature. Crisp geography and ambiance pervade each work, allowing the viewer to share in the scenery; a key part of the driving force for Lynch who creates the work with a hope that the viewer will see a beauty that surprises and enthralls them; an environmentalist Lynch hopes to connect the viewer with the earth to a deeper level. Her awe of nature is every present in the expansive ethereal landscapes.

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Ahmet Merey Turkey

Explains Itself Oil on canvas 47 x 79 in. or 120 x 200 cm

My Mountain Oil on canvas 47 x 79 in. or 120 x 200 cm

My Mountains At Night Oil on canvas 22 x 79 in. or 55 x 200 cm

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Patricia Martinez Argentina

Born 1956 in Madrid, Spain, Patricia Martinez lives in Argentina and has exhibited internationally in the USA, Spain, France, Russia, Norway, PerĂş, Uruguay & Argentina including the LA Art Show in Hollywood. Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries.

TravesĂ­a

Viaje A Oriente

Intimidad

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Epifanía. Evening Mist

Ciénaga I

Atmósfera Nocturna

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Karin Monschauer Switzerland

Ciambelle 2016 Digital Art – Printed on canvas 35 x 35 in. or 90 x 90 cm

Augenweide 2016 Digital Art – Printed on canvas 24 x 42 in. or 60 x 108 cm

Crociata 2015 Digital Art – Printed on canvas 40 x 40 in. or 103 x 103 cm

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Gesichter 2016 Digital Art – Printed on canvas 24 x 35 in. or 60 x 90 cm

Rosen Schwarz 2017 Digital Art – Printed on canvas 24 x 39 in. or 60 x 100 cm

Puzzle 2016 Digital Art – Printed on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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Marianne Charlotte Mylonas-Svikovsky Switzerland

Winter Vibrations, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in. or 50 x 60 cm

Swiss Artist, Marianne Charlotte Mylonas-Svikovsky or simply Marlo, lives and works in Geneva. Her rich body of works has been on exhibit internationally from some of Europe’s most important galleries and art fairs to the United States at Art Expo New York. Marlo has appeared in notable publications in Italy, Germany, the UK and the USA, including Masters of Today (MOT), London, Artist Collector’s Collection as well as 4Media Art Biennial 2018 -19.

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The Blues, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm

Incandescence, 2014 Oil and acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in. or 60 x 50 cm

Looking Out The Window ... I See, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. or 50 x 50 cm

Brainstorming... Creativity, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 31 in. or 60 x 80 cm

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Marianne Charlotte Mylonas-Svikovsky Switzerland

Milky Mist, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

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Vanessa Nahoul 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 MĂŠrito AndrĂŠs 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.

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Lucy O’Donovan United Kingdom

O’Donovan began to paint as a young girl and in adulthood developed a fascination with the sculptural aspect of oil paint - the texture, the color and the expressiveness of the medium to depict the shape, color and quality of flesh. Her work now is driven by her fascination with the human body and the feelings that this subject invokes. For her it is really important to portray the body in as honest a way as she can, irrespective of whether it would be considered classically beautiful or not.

Guidance Oil on canvas 16 x 16 in. or 40 x 40 cm

Truth Oil on canvas 27 x 24 in. or 70 x 60 cm

Because of her knowledge of anatomy, she is intrigued by what lies beneath the skin: muscle, fat, tendons, connective tissue, bone, and joints. For her, the most expressive part of the body is the hands - she feels you can interpret a great deal about a person and the type of work they do by how their hands look.

Decision Oil on canvas 20 x 20 x 2 in. or 50 x 50 x 6 cm

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In her early thirties, O’Donovan had a severe brain injury which prevented her from painting and expressing herself on canvas for several years. With professional assistance and determination, she slowly began to use a brush again and communicate her feelings and her visual input using paint Lucy O’Donovan has been represented by a New York Gallery for several years and has exhibited her work around the world: U.S., Australia, Italy, United Kingdom, and one of her works was selected to take part in Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition 2017.

Female Nude II Oil on canvas 35 x 47 in. or 90 x 120 cm

Father / Daughter Oil on canvas 25 x 20 in. or 65 x 50 cm

Grasp Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. or 30 x 40 cm

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Serghei Pakhomoff Russia

Born 1969 in a small town in West Ural, Russia, Serghei Pakhomoff is a traveler, photographer, pasta-sculptor and the author of the book about the scale models of transport out of pasta. FUNNY MAPS is the new original Serghei’s project (from July 2016). This idea attracts an attention of public and mass media. One of his works was used as a main poster of The Exhibition: Belgian Beer “Cultural Heritage of humanity” in Museo de Humor Grafico Diogenes Taborda, Buenos Aires. In June 2017 a few works from Funny Maps took a part in the Face of Cat Exhibition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today his works belong to private and public collections in many countries.

Funny Maps: New Jersey Mixed media

Funny Maps: USA Mixed media Funny Maps: Quebec Mixed media

Funny Maps: Middlesex Mixed media

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James Pfeffer United States

Jim is an artist who loves anything to do with automotive design, illustration, fine art, models, memorabilia, preservation and just hanging out with people with a shared interest. As a kid in high school, he dreamed, illustrated and modeled cars so much so that he aspired to be a stylist and practiced designing his own creations getting inspiration from the Big Three auto manufacturers during the 1950s and early 1960s. Lacking the funds to go out of state to design college, the idea was shelved, but not forgotten. After spending a small amount of time majoring in Architecture and four years in the Air Force, the new college objective was to be a Fine Art major, which resulted in a BFA Degree from Baylor University, Waco Texas. Jim worked as an art director for several advertising agencies for eight years in Waco, Texas and as a self-employed illustrator for seventeen years in the Houston, Texas area. While self-employed, the idea, “to show how the automobile has influenced the American way of life,� began to develop, and eventually lead to many of the watercolor projects shown on this site. Many of the projects are centered on the early Thunderbird, Jim drives a 1956, as a result of an undying love for the little Fords from an early age prior to college on to present day.

Misty Morning Watercolor 17 x 15 in. or 43 x 38 cm

Mable’s 66 Diner Watercolor 21 x 15 in. or 53 x 38 cm

Relocating from Houston, TX to Smyrna, TN in 1996 with family, Jim became employed by the United Methodist Publishing House as an art director. He went on to complete an online MA degree in Illustration/Design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. Self-employed as a Freelance illustrator since 1980, Pfeffer is a Signature Member in Tennessee Watercolor Society and a Member of the National Watercolor Society and Society of Illustrators, NY, NY. He taught basic drawing, watercolor techniques and figure drawing at Nossi College of Art for three years and in 2018 an invitation was extended and accepted to take on a new, adjunct teaching position at a Tennessee community college centering on Art History.

Sensuous Steel Watercolor 23.5 x 13 in. or 60 x 33 cm

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Laura Phelps Rogers United States

Not So Fragile #1 - #4 Digital Photographs, Acrylic Face Mount on Aluminum Panels, cleat hanging or site-specific installation available Individual Panel Dimensions available as: 24 x 24 in., 36 x 36 in., 48 x 48 in. Original cast works available in a limited AP series of 20.

Seen in galleries and commercial spaces nationally, Laura Phelps Rogers’ works are often representational studies scaled down or up for the convenience of showing in diverse spaces. Her multimedia approach includes large-scale photographic presentations in monumental linear and grid formats. Laura’s ability to create and cast her own metal works adds a whole new dimension to her work by allowing her to change scale and materials while retaining the identity and aesthetic detail of original works. Catering to corporate and private collectors, Laura fabricates her work in a wide range of materials that include steel, bronze, iron, digital, photographic and light components. A master of experiential nostalgia from a contemporary perspective, she recontextualizes objects, cultural shifts, the feminine experience, pre-industrial agriculture and the West.

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Ipung Purnomo Indonesia

Indonesian artist, Ipung Purnomo was born in 1974. He’s had a passion for painting since he was very young with his early works being landscapes and portraits. He had his first solo painting exhibition when he was in a college. He lived in Yogyakarta between 2001-2005 where he ran a painting studio. Purnomo traveled to cities in Indonesia to receive training from professional artists. Currently, he’s living in Papua. He has participated in national and international exhibitions in Yogyakarta and Japan, USA, Italy, Netherlands, Vietnam, Columbia, UK, and France. His works have been included in international publications.

A Man In A Wooly Hat, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

A Woman With A Ponytail, 2016 Mixed media on paper 16 x 25 in. or 41 x 63 cm

A Woman Thinking, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

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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 20160815 - Enoshima Coast Digital media

20140311 - Finger Larva Digital media 20180115 - Women Digital media

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Armelle Rettmeyer-Boccard France

Sacred Mountain Oil on canvas and golden leaf 45 x 35 in. or 115 x 90 cm

“My Painting is a path of knowledge and recognition to myself. Light, Essence of my Creation is the manifestation of my state of mind. My expression between Imaginary…Symbolic…Abstract…and Figurative reflects my wanderings… Creation is the representation of transcendence by the vertical connection between Heaven and Earth!”

Encens Oil on canvas and golden leaf 35 x 63 in. or 90 x 160 cm

Twin Towers Oil on canvas 55 x 55 in. or 140 x 140 cm

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Alain Rousseau France

Born 1945 in Lille, France and living presently between Strasbourg (France) and Chengdu (China), Alain Rousseau obtained a Master of Arts degree at Saint-Luc University in Tournai (Belgium). He has had 10 solo exhibitions in France and China and 40 group participations in USA, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, China and Dubai including the Miami River Art Fair in MIAMI. His works belong to museum and private collections in many countries. He is an awarded artist and a member of Chengdu Artist’s Association (China) and Chengdu Academy for Oil Painting (China).

Divagations Oil on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

Cheval TANG (TANG Horse) Oil on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

La Dernière (The Last One) Oil on canvas 20 x 27 in. or 50 x 70 cm

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Angela P. Schapiro United States

The World on an Axis of Steel Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Homage to Daniel Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

Ms. Schapiro, a photographer, born in England and educated in France, now lives in Woodstock, NY, USA. Her works have been widely exhibited in the US and internationally and were most recently published in Exposure (2011), ONE LIFE: Stories Told Through Photography (2012), The Collection Of Masterpieces: The Al-Thani Award for Photography (2014), The Exposure Award: Animal Collection (2015), TRIERENBERG Super Circuit 2015, 2016, and 2017, International Masters Of Photography Vol. 3 (2015), Current Masters Vol. 2 (2016) and The First Berliner Art Book (2017). Among her awards are The Julia Margaret Cameron Award For Women Photographers. She is also the Managing Editor of SHARPEN, the American Society of Media Photographer’s online magazine. Clients include The PollockKrasner Foundation, the Saudi Arabian Development Corporation, The King Feisal Foundation, The Land Conservancy.

Panels Color digital photograph Print dimensions may vary

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Paola Ruberto Argentina

“Both my academic education as a graphic designer and my everyday work with vector graphics has had a great influence on the style of my illustrations. Together with the creative options of Adobe Illustrator, I employ geometric forms with repetitions to create my distinct style. I am also very conscious of my use of negative space. I choose mainly vibrant, intense, full colors for both for my art and the children’s book illustrations I produce.”.

Los Cardenales De La Costa Del Río 2 Vector illustration 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

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Los Cardenales De La Costa Del RĂ­o Vector illustration 12 x 12 in. or 30 x 30 cm

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Séraphine United States

Royal Palace Pavilion, Near Seoul, South Korea Acrylic on canvas 24 x 12 in. or 61 x 31 cm

She Dances To Feed Her Children Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm

Born 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Séraphine studied at Art Center College of Design, California State University Northridge, Tulane University’s Newcome and University of Southwest Louisiana. A pivotal moment, in 1977, was spending time with Georgia O’Keefe in her studio in Abiquiú, New Mexico. Multi-award winning international acrylic artist, Séraphine has a vast vita including acceptance into the Santa Fe’s International American Women Artists Competition, exhibitions at the Florence Biennale, New Orleans Museum of Fine Art and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s International Competition-Exhibition. Her works have been seen on popular TV shows and Broadway plays. Séraphine’s 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.

Black Elk’s Legacy -They Fear Her Acrylic on canvas 30 x 48 in. or 76 x 122 cm

Séraphine’s resume, awards, and accolades are extensive. She has taught at many Southern California colleges, universities and children’s enrichment programs. She is dedicated to working toward the advancement of her communities through being an active and trained member of the Los Angeles Community Emergency Response Team and a trained member of Wilderness Response Team. She is a member of the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Art Association, 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-onone assistance where needed.

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Hayato Takano United States

The Beatles Songbook Collage 72 x 36 in. or 183 x 91 cm Performance: Songs Consist in this Piece: All You Need is Love, Blackbird, Can’t Buy Me Love, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Eleanor Rigby, Help!, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Something, Yellow Submarine, and more

Ludwig Songbook Collage 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm Performance: Songs Consist in this Piece: Pathetique, Moonlight, Waldstein, Appassionata, and Les Adieux. Original was sold in Taipei, Taiwan. This work won Chairman Award at Art Revolution Taipei in 2017.

Marilyn Monroe Songbook Collage 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm Performance: Songs Consist in this Piece: A Fine Romance, A Little Girl From Little Rock, Bye Bye Bye, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend I wanna be Loved By You, and more

Hayato Takano began his career as a teenager. In 2002, he transitioned into collage art, making a piece for his then-girlfriend, who is today his wife. A poor music student in Los Angeles at the time, Hayato made art using found materials like torn music sheets, stumbling into a lifelong passion for the medium. In September 2016, Hayato put on his first major art exhibit, at Mr. Musichead Hollywood. His work was featured shortly thereafter, in February 2017, in the book Making the Cut, Vol.1 the World’s Best Collage Artist, and later that month, a piece of his was featured at the Grammy Charity Event. BBC News did an interview feature about him in March 2017, leading into April 2017, when he was one of the 236 finalists out of 4207 for Art Revolution Taipei, where he won the Chairman’s Award.

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Nicholas H. Teetelli United States

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.

Glacies Phantasiae III, Iceland Leica M 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

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.

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Glacies Phantasiae II, Iceland Leica M 40 x 30 in. or 102 x 76 cm

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Nicholas H. Teetelli United States

Glacies Phantasiae V, Iceland Leica M 30 x 40 in. or 76 x 102 cm

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The Inca III, Machu Picchu, Peru Olympus 15 x 15 in. or 38 x 38 cm The Inca, Machu Picchu, Peru Olympus 15 x 15 in. or 38 x 38 cm

Windows of Time, Cusco, Peru Olympus 15 x 15 in. or 38 x 38 cm Chinchero Life, Chinchero, Peru Olympus 15 x 15 in. or 38 x 38 cm

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Nicholas H. Teetelli United States

Grim Reminders, Montserrat Hasselblad X1D 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm Caribbean Blue, Antigua & Barbuda Hasselblad X1D 13.5 x 24 in. or 34 x 61 cm

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Hermitage Bay, St. Johns, Antigua Hasselblad X1D 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm Hermitage Bay II, St. Johns, Antigua Hasselblad X1D 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm

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Cliff Tseng Taiwan

Born in 1974 in Taiwan, Cliff Tseng studied Art at National Taiwan University of Art. He has had 6 solo exhibitions and 20 group participations in UK, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China, with works in private collections internationally. He created his first series of work “In-between” in 2002, the second series “Out of the window” in 2006 and now “The beginning of life” starting in 2013. His art was nurtured by his Eastern background. As he describes, Eastern Art focuses on inner spiritual calm while Western Art pursues satisfaction in terms of external appearance. He tries to make a perfect match between the spirit of Eastern Art and the materials and form of Western Art to create his own style.

The Beginning Of Life No.1 Acrylic and charcoal on paperboard 23 x 23 in. or 60 x 60 cm

The Beginning Of Life No.8 Acrylic and charcoal on paperboard 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

The Beginning Of Life No.9 Acrylic and charcoal on paperboard 20 x 16 in. or 50 x 40 cm

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The Beginning Of Life No.18 Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

The Beginning Of Life No.23 Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

“The growth of all things in the universe is a process of continuous separation and joining from a minute granule in an area full of the energy of harmony. Their life is sometimes clear, sometimes blurred, growing or fading, forming or transforming into emptiness. They include all tangible and intangible life forms, mountains, seas, air, cloud plants and animals, that, in numerous unique forms, circulate in the long river of life, nurtured by the earth, quietly emitting energy and silently oozing vitality. This art series of “The Beginning of Life” is the first collection of my “Life” painting series. These artworks had left a large space of blank and only use pure colors.”

The Beginning Of Life No.49 Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 78 x 78 in. or 200 x 200 cm

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Julie Turner United States

California Glory Acrylic on canvas 20 x 50 in. or 51 x 127 cm

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 dĂŠcor. 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.

The Traveler Acrylic on canvas 48 x 84 in. or 122 x 213 cm

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Astrid Ufkes The Netherlands

Astrid Ufkes was born 1958 in the Netherlands and lives in Apeldoorn. She studied Art at Enschede, Photography in Apeldoorn and she is also an Interior Designer. She started her career in digital composite photographic images in 2013 and has had many solo and group shows in The Netherlands Italy and Germany. She has been part of the organization ‘OverdeKunst’ since 2013 and has been a member of the artist collective ‘Stichting Ateliers Apeldoorn’ in the Netherlands.

Aviation Mixed B&W and Color digital composite on art paper 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Freedom Mixed B&W and Color digital composite on art paper 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Slide Mixed B&W and Color digital composite on art paper 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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Ayse Tanay Ulgen Turkey

Born in Istanbul in 1951, Ayse Tanay Ulgen graduated from Uskudar American for Girls in 1970. She studied at the atelier of Neset Gunal and graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy in 1977. After working in the private sector for 30 years, she retired in 2008. Between 2008-9 she attended the atelier of Mehmet Guleryuz. Between 2012-4 she worked at her own studio and has since been working at the atelier of Resul Aytemur. Ayse has participated in several group exhibitions in Istanbul. She is married and has a son.

Still Life Oil on paper 27 x 20 in. or 70 x 50 cm

Still Life Oil on paper 26 x 19 in. or 65 x 48 cm

Still Life Oil on paper 26 x 19 in. or 65 x 48 cm

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Tatiana V. Favella United States

The Pintos Runaway Oil on canvas 20 x 28 in. or 51 x 71 cm

Portrait of Alvaro Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in. or 51 x 76 cm

Tatiana V. Favella was born on the US/Mexico border. At 17 she traveled to Mexico City and six years later earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine at UNAM and a Master’s degree in Public Health. At the same time, she was attending art seminars at San Carlos Art School. She left her professional career in 1976 and started painting portraits professionally in 1981. Tatiana returned to Baja, California in 1981 with her husband and children where they built their house on the coast of Rosarito. Tatiana participates in exhibitions with painting groups from Tijuana, Rosarito, and other Baja cities. She has had a relationship with groups of American painters since 1990, particularly portrait artists and her page within newyorkart.com is her most important website today. Tatiana has created diverse collections of oil and watercolor portraits; the most important being a historical and anthropological collection exhibited in museums in California since 1999. Other works include a series of VIP people’s portraits sold in 2005, as well as a great number of equine, figurative, still life, realist, and surrealist (artavita.com) works. Tatiana has been The Art Power Foundation’s President since 2012 (elpoderdelarte.org)

Youth Portrait of Roy Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. or 41 x 51 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.

Sunset Lake View Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

Sunset City View Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm Wild Fires Acrylic on canvas 39 x 31 in. or 100 x 80 cm

Lady in Red Acrylic on canvas 20 x 42 in. or 50 x 115 cm

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Tillandsia Acrylic on canvas 31 x 31 in. or 80 x 80 cm

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Menno Vos The Netherlands

Heavenly Contrasts, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm Volcano, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

Menno Vos was born 1958 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands and now lives in the town of Apeldoorn. He has exhibited around the Netherlands, in New York, Las Vegas, Lisbon, Turin and hotels in Europe and Asia. His paintings are published in several art books and magazines. He is an enthusiastic participant in art-gallery “PS20” in Apeldoorn”. “My art started with photography and my love for travel. While traveling, I would photograph everything that I saw, focusing on the composition of the image. During the past four years in Apeldoorn, I have been introduced to a variety of artistic endeavours and found myself experimenting with abstract painting. I would now consider myself to be purely an abstract painter..

Breathtaking, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

My inspiration is the people I meet, the images I see, and the emotions that I feel while travelling. My work is the result of my desire to understand people. Full of colour, depth, and sometimes a bit mysterious, my paintings always come from the heart and show who I am and what I love in life.”

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Passional Passion, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

Birds, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 39 in. or 100 x 100 cm

Speed, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 27 x 39 in. or 70 x 100 cm

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Susan Wood Canada

Susan Wood lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received a BFA from Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, participated in the Banff Studio Program, Alberta, Canada and has an MFA from The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Sunday Afternoon Kiss (Diptych) Mixed media on paper 16 x 40 in. or 41 x 102 cm

Wood’s drawings have been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, including the recent Earth Skins, Three Decades of Drawing by Susan Wood (MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax NS, 2011, touring) as well as group exhibitions in Canada, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Finland and South Korea. Her work has been reviewed in national and regional art journals and is represented in numerous public, private and corporate collections in Canada, England, and the USA . She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2005. She is represented by Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Whir of Wings and the Scent of Lilies (6 panels) Mixed media on paper 16 x 88 in. or 41 x 224 cm

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Specimen (detail) Mixed media on paper Ea. 6 x 4 in. or 15 x 10 cm

Durer’s Iris with Salamander and Beetle (Diptych) Mixed media on paper 66 x 24 in. or 167 x 64 cm

Swallowtail Butterfly Visiting a Lily (5 panels) Mixed media on paper 24 x 66 in. or 64 x 167 cm

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Susan Wood Canada

Specimen - Installation of 40 Drawings Mixed media on paper Ea. 6 x 4 in. or 15 x 10 cm

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Ryusuke Yamagiwa Japan

Tightrope Mixed Media 36 x 29 in. or 91 x 73 cm

Afterimage Mixed Media 21 x 64 x 2 in. or 53 x 163 x 6 cm

Rewind Mixed media 37 x 30 in. or 94 x 75 cm

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The Book Mixed media 9 x 6 x 2 in. or 23 x 16 x 5 cm

Japanese artist, Ryusuke Yamagiwa was born in 1984 in Japan 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. The Pose Mixed media 10 x 10 x 10 in. or 25 x 25 x 25 cm

Black and White 2017 Mixed media 6 x 6 x 6 in. or 15 x 15 x 15 cm

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International Contemporary Masters 12 - A Contemporary Art Chronicle Curated by Despina Tunberg and Published by World Wide Art Books Both...

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