Vanessa Rothe Fine Art Presents
Realism Without Borders SPRING COLLECTION 2018
April 19th -23rd, 2018 At the Salmagundi Club 47 at 5th avenue New York, NY
Vanessa Rothe Fine Art Presents
Realism Without Borders SPRING COLLECTION 2018
This exciting International fine art exhibition and sale crosses borders and blurs boundaries with over 25 fine art works combining Realism and Impressionism as well as new ‘hybrid” contemporary works that blend sublime realism with new edges of Abstraction. A dozen artists from around the globe unite in this contemporary bi-coastal exhibition that arrives in New York April 19th 2018 and then in Laguna Beach May 5th, 2018, in the heart of Spring. On the East Coast: APRIL 19-23rd weekend In the Salmagundi Club’s charming Patrons gallery at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City For open hours please visit www.salmagundi.org On the West Coast: May 3rd, 2018 ARTWALK Evening 6-8pm at VRFA Provenance Art Space 540 South Coast Highway Suite #202 with ocean view May 5th, 2018 Morning 9:30am-12 noon at Vanessa Rothe Fine Art 418 Ocean avenue in Laguna Beach, California To inquire about the work, its provenance, and availability, please contact Vanessa Françoise Rothe at (949) 280-1555
About the Exhibition What started out as a group of artists and art historians who shared a strong common vision for art, has now become a successful International traveling exhibition of museum quality fine art works; Realism Without Borders. Exhibiting side by side, Soviet and historical works with contemporary art by Russian, Ukrainian, American, French, Swedish, Italian and English, “Realism Without Borders” aims to connect two centuries and two continents via the commitment to realist painting traditions. From Bergeron to Powell, Suvorov to Kovalenko, Martin to Westerberg, this exhibition will unite historical works with contemporary International artists who have studies the same rooted fine art techniques and are working in similar styles today. This exhibition will allow collectors a rare chance to view and compare works from America, Europe and Russia and to purchase them for their own fine art collection. Works will range from small affordable gems that make excellent gifts, to large scale Museum quality works of fine art. Curated by Vanessa Françoise Rothe and with help importing Russian works of Art Historican Akhmed Salakhly, RWB operates out of Vanessa Rothe Fine Art Gallery year round in Laguna Beach. RWB is flourishing with many successful national exhibitions and over 35 invited core contemporary artist members. This diverse and talented group of painters from around the globe have had impressive traditional training from such schools as the renowned St. Petersberg Academy of Arts, (Repin Institute), Penza Art Institue, The Kharkov Art Institute, The Florence Academy of Art, Laguna College of Art and Design, University of Laval, The Academy of Art in San Francisco just to name a few. The artists have shown in top exhibitions worldwide from St. Petersberg, to Paris, to Los Angeles, and have impressive exhibition resumés as well as strong bodies of work. The collection ranges from classical academy works to painterly Impressionist pieces where many works boasts a combination of the two in the same canvas. The group of classically trained representational artists believes in the successful combination of objective traditional realism combined with expressive and personal subjects, and the work often boasts a board range of tight to painterly styles and strokes. The new works being created follow the strong realist techniques of Russia’s Levitan landscapes, as well as others that mimic the loose and layered visual brushwork of California Impressionist Edgar Payne. Artists from all over the globe can now share their images of work thru social media and are influencing one another accross borders. This exhibition celebrates those blurring of boundries of borders, in both the literal sense and within the works. “ We share an admiration of both ‘Realist’ and ‘Impressionist’ art, and many of our artists in fact combine these styles in order to make strong appealing works of art.” says Rothe. “The viewers will see similar works and styles being created from opposite ends of the globe, finding unity in the works, and likeness in the art that is being created. “ The collection of about 100 works at any given time, is always changing as works are being sold and new works created. Realism Without Borders also believes firmly that art is for the people. Their aim is to have a traveling exhibition in order to touch a wide and diverse audience and bring the work to the eyes of collectors and students alike. RWB realized that they did not want to reduce themselves to just one geographical area or gallery.“Since we wanted to reach a vast array of people, RWB is really a travelling exhibition that is able to exhibit at galleries, fine art clubs, art schools, and museums worldwide.”
This Spring 2018 RWB comes once again to New York to the famed Salamagundi Club and joins in the Club in it’s celebration of their 100 year Anniversary in their location at 47 Fifth Avenue. RWB brings historical and contemporary work from around the world, converging in the heart of New York City. The exhibition and events will be held in the charming Patrons gallery of the club.
This Springs exhibitions Participating artists include: Grigory Ananiev, Mia Bergeron, Cornelia Hernes, Stanislav Ilyachenko, Sergey Kovalanko, Olga Krimon, J.Louis, Nicolas Martin, Jesse Powell, Vanessa Françoise Rothe, Matt Talbert, Vadim Suvorov, Danil Volkov and Aaron Westerberg.
All events are free and open to the public.
To purchase a work or inquire about provenance and availability, please contact Vanessa Françoise Rothe at (949) 280-1555
“In the Park” 11x14” Oil $1,200
Inspired by the Realist Russian artists of the past, Grigory Ananyev was born in 1991 in Lisichiansk, Ukraine. In 2006 he entered to Art Collage in city Lugansk, Ukraine After finishing college in 2011 entered to The National Academy of Arts, in Kiev, Ukraine . He studied there 2 years and in 2013 moved to St-Petersburg academy of art known as the Repin Institute in St-Petersburg, Russia. Now he is a 3rd year student of the painting department, in the academic studio of prof. Kalyta . Ananiev participates in traditional exhibitions of students of St-Petersburg academy and this is his first year showing his work in America, 2016. No doubt Grigory is inspired in part by the late 1800’s painters from these areas such as the Wanderers and such greats as Iliya Repin himself. We are honored to show and offer for sale this collection of inspired works by Ananiev.
“Russian Sunset” 11x15” Oil $1,200
“Self Portrait, Thirty Seven” 8x10” Oil $1,200 Mia Bergeron is a figurative painter originally from New York City, but now resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bergeron studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, but left to pursue a more traditional education at the Charles H. Cecil Studio in Florence, Italy. Technically, Bergeron is interested in combining her training as an academic portrait artist with her roots of living in New York in the 80’s and being exposed to Expressionism and Modernism. She was named one of the “Top 20 artists under 30 to be collected now” by SouthWest Art Magazine in 2009, as well as many other awards. Currently she is working on a series of large-scale paintings for a hotel opening in London in 2019. Bergeron’s hope is to convey a sense of wonder, fragility, and sacredness in what she finds all around her.
“Respite” 36x26” Oil $5,800
“Venice Sketch Interior” 20x16” Oil $2,850
“Printemps, Springtime” 6x8” Oil $550
“Three Roses” 7.5x7.5” Oil $1,500 Cornelia was born in Norway and since childhood, drawing offered a world with infinite possibilities and creative joy for her. From the onset of her oil painting pursuits in her late teens, Cornelia was particularly interested in rendering the human form and emotive expressions through portraiture and mythological motifs. During her training at The Florence Academy of Art, she further developed a deep affection for the genres of still life, interiors and nature motifs. Cornelia achieved a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of Victoria, B.C, Canada in 2003. During her time at University she became acquainted with the paradigms of conceptual art. In the summer months of 2002-2004 she studied with Odd Nerdrum in Norway. Following her BFA degree, she pursued a classical realist training at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy, where she graduated in 2007. While a student at the FAA, she began teaching as a Teacher Assistant and became a Principal Instructor after graduation. She taught at the Florence Academy of Art in Sweden from 2010-2016 and recently moved to the US where she is currently teaching at The Florence Academy of Art, US Branch. She is a Award recipient of the prestigious International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon Competition.
“Magical Gown” 8x6” $1,600
“Little Buddha” 7.5x9.5” Oil $1,600
“Ukrainian Landscape” 16x24” Oil $1,500
Stanislav Ilyachenko was born December 21, 1990 in Karkiv, Ukraine and is a Ukrainian figurative and landscape artist as well as a musician. Stanislav studied at one of the most prestigious art academies in Ukraine and majored in Fine Arts at the Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts. Having recently graduated, he is currenlty living in his artist atelier in his native city. Ilyachenkos paitings are part of the National Musuem of Montenegro and Ukraine exhibits and he has shown with Vanessa Rothe Fine Art in Laguna Beach, New York at her Realism Without Borders Exhibitions. His work is inlcuded in a number of important collections throughout the world. His was discovered by VRFA due to his teacher Sergey Kovalenko at the Kharkov University who has been discovered by Akhmed Salakly and imported to the USA. We are proud to exhibit his work and help further his career as a fine artist.
“The Lovers” 20x20” Oil $1,600
“By the Sea” 16x22” Oil $1,400
“Degas and Lilacs” 26x30” Oil $3,000 Sergey Kovalenko is contemporary Ukrainian artist who works and kept tradition of Soviet Ukrainian painting. Was born in 1980 in Konotop. Ukraine. In 2006 he has graduated State Pedagogical University , Graphic department. Then In 2011 He has graduated Kharkov Academy of Arts and Design with the highest grade and then Sergey started to teach in this academy on the painting department. His Diploma work was the best painting of 2010 in Academy and now this painting is on the main hall of the painting department as an perfect example of multifigured genre painting. But Sergey also known as a master of plein air sketches. His landscapes of Ukrainian places like Carpatia and Crimea painted boldly with light brushwork and always have good composition. Sergey now is one of the youngest and promising teachers of Kharkov academy of arts and Design. He is assistant teacher in studio of the famous Ukrainian master Viktor Chaus who was Sergeys teacher when he was student of the academy.
“Tea With Mum” 26x30” Oil $3,000
“Distressed” 9x12” Oil $ 1,600 Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Olga Krimon received academic art education in Kazan, Russia. She continued to grow and develop her skills later in America, through drawing classes with Glen Orbik and painting classes with Jeremy Lipking. Olga also holds a BA in Art History, and she credits it with providing her the rich visual vocabulary that is instrumental for defining her path as an artist. She also received an MBA making her well grounded in the business side of an artistic career. Krimon continued to refine her craft through independent studies and daily practice. Over time, Olga developed her own style grounded in fundamental principles of academic realism, sensitivity to subtle value and color transitions, and yet bold energy of movement and expressive brushstrokes. Olga’s Figurative and Still life paintings are recognized by the Portrait Society of America (International Competition 3rd Honor Award 2014, Certificates of Excellence 2011 and 2015, Members Only Honorable Mention 2014) and American Art Collector Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Competition 2014. She is also a finalist in 2015 Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon Competition. Olga exhibits with Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists National Shows. Growing up she was (and still is) largely influenced by Repin, Serov, Brullov, Levitan, Kramskoy, Fechin and other Russian titans. She then discovered Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla and Cecilia Beaux, and to this day she continues to examine the movement, the bold brushstrokes and the value arrangements in their pieces. Olga currently lives in Hermosa Beach, California.
“Soothe” 20x24” Oil $ 5,950
“The Blues” 12x15” Oil $1,600
“The Edge” 6x6” Oil $650 “J Louis is an American artist born in Karlsruhe, Germany, 1992. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Currently, J Louis is working out of his studio in Chicago experimenting with painting female figures, focusing on the exquisite strength and complexity of women through saturated color, space, and texture. His fresh approach has led him to find opportunities that push the boundaries of contemporary figurative painting. Louis is proud to exhibit alongside many of the nations top realist artists at Arcadia Contemporary and to be included in many fine art exhibitions at various fine art venues in America.”
“Infinity ” 15x15” $1,800
“Baignoire au Vitreaux” 18x24” Oil $3,500 Nicolas Martin ( b.1980) is a French artist from Paris, now living and working in Montreal, Canada. After completing his studies at the respected Auguste Renoir school in Paris, Nicolas decide to deepen his artistic knowledge and diversify his skills by completing the Graphic Design program at the Universtiy of Laval in Quebec, Canada. In 2003 he won 1st Prize in the “La Foundation de la Vocation” scholarship in Paris. Throughout his career, Martin has worked as a designer for the famous Galeries Lafayette in Paris and as Art Director for various companies in Europe and North America. He started his career as a professional painter in 2013 with a highly successful Solo show at the L’Oeil du Prince Gallery in Paris, followed by a second equally successful Solo exhibition there the following year. In 2015 he made his US debut in “Urban Life” at Abend Gallery in Denver and was a finalist at the respected ARC Salon. He was also named an “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art Magazine and featured in the book “Tall Trees of Paris”. Nicolas’s work has also recently been included in the “Realism Without Borders” International group and exhibitions as well featured in the Jetset Collection exhibition at Vanessa Rothe Fine Art in California. His third Solo exhibition entitled ” Cinemascope” at the L’Oeil du Prince Gallery in Paris in 2016 was highly acclaimed and proved to be another successful achievement for his career. Nicolas is proud to be exhibiting among top artists, his work is now widely collected in both Europe and North America. His primary goal as a painter… constant evolution.
“Salmagundi Stairs” 12x9” Oil $1,100
“The Painter” 9x12” Oil $1,100
“Lupine Study” 6x8” Oil $950
Jesse Powell was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California. He has lived most of his life on the California coast, where he has developed a deep attachment and respect for a rapidly disappearing natural landscape. A third generation artist, Jesse’s love for art stemmed at an early age, mostly from the influence of his father, artist John Powell. He now resides in Carmel, Ca. Jesse graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing, and went on to study Russian Impressionism in the Republic of Georgia under the tutelage of Nicholai Dubovik, Ilya Yatsenko, and John Wurdeman. His education continued with numerous trips to the Scottsdale Artist School to study with painters such as Matt Smith, George Strickland, and Kenn Backhaus, among others. Jesse’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows at The Laguna Art Museum, The Pasadena Museum of California History, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Autry National Center. He is an artist member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society and a Signature Member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Powells work has recently been included in the Irvine Museum permanent collection in Southern California along with the historical masters.
“Poppies and Lupine” 10x12” Oil $1,450
Vanessa Françoise Rothe
“Parisian Dream 22x26” Oil $2,400 In addition to her editorial, curatorial and design work, Vanessa Françoise Rothe is a fine artist exhibiting the last 15 years alongside well known artists in galleries, art clubs, as well as Museums. She is an official Artist Member of the famed Salmagundi Art Club New York, a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society as well as its Educational Advisor, and a member of the California art Club. After her degrees in Business and French Literature, Vanessa has had classical fine art training at Laguna College of Art and Design. She was named one of the “Artists for a new century from the Bennington Center of the Arts in 2012. Rothe began her art career with three successful solo exhibitions at Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach, along with an impressive list of group shows including: Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, The Laguna Beach Art Museum, the Annual American Impressionist Society Exhibitions, The California Museum of Fine Art, Artists for a New Century at The Bennington Center for the Arts, Galerie DDG in Paris, France, The Salmagundi Club New York, J. Willott Gallery, and California Art Club exhibitions. After exhibiting at Wendt Gallery for 4 years, she now owns Vanessa Rothe Fine Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, exhibiting top International artists and curating exciting new exhibitions and events worldwide. rothe is honored to be exhibitng in the Americans in Paris exhibitions May 2018 at Arcadida Contemporary in Los Angeles, and at Galerie L’Oeil du Prince in Paris France.
Vanessa Françoise Rothe
“Haute Couture” 18x14” Oil $1,800
“Glimmer of Hope” 9x12” $950
Matt Talbert is a contemporary oil painter living in Orange County, California. Named one of the “Top 100 Figurative Artist Working Now” by Poets and Artist Magazine on Buzzfeed. Matt’s primary focus is expressive paintings of the human figure exhibited in galleries such as Arcadia Contemporary in Culver City, California and Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. While he grew up at the beach, he attributes much of his artistic development to his years spent in New York City. Working in the basement of the famous Pearl art store on Canal street and meeting a wide range of artists from all disciplines was indispensable. You can find is work in recent issues of American Art Collector, Poets and Artist and International Artist Magazine. Matt earned his BFA from the Laguna College of Art and Design and is a member of the Portrait Society of America.with confidence are
“Alone” 8x8” $800
“Pastoral” 23x36” Oil $3,000
Vadim Suvrorv ( Tsirkolenko- Suvorov) was born in southern Ukraine in the city of Nikolaev in 1986. He studies at the Nikolaev Art School until 2005 at which time he gained acceptance into the Grekov Art Academy in Odessa, Ukraine. The talented young artist graduated from teh Academy in 2011 and has quickly established himself as a rising star in Ukraines art community. Suvorov has already been added to major collections in Russia, Europe, China and the US and his work has graced the cover of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine here in the USA. He is soley represented in the US by Vanessa Rothe Fine Art.
“Portrait in Green” 13x12” Oil $1,400
“Wisteria” 8x10 Oil $675 Daniil Volkov was born 1974 in Yalta, on the island of Crimea, the son of renowned Ukrainian artists with an ancestral history of painters going back to the court of Imperial Russia. In 1989 he entered the Crimean art school named after Samokish and it was here that he met his future wife Elena, also a distinguished artist. Graduated 1994. His first personal exhibition was held in Yalta in 1995. Further studies at Moscow State University in 1996. Returned to Yalta 2001 where he has been living and working since, specializing in capturing the beauty of the Crimean landscape in his own distinctive, lyrical style. Participant in numerous exhibitions, his works are in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Europe and USA. Daniil’s work is admired by both artist and collector alike, with many of his works being purchased by professional living and working artists around the world. We are honored to show his work and support his successful career as a fine artist. Below are samples of the works we carry by master artist Daniil Volkov,
“Spring, Warm Evening” 8x10 Oil $675
“Spring in the Port”8x10” Oil $675
“Feels Like Summer Evening in Spring” 8x10” Oil $675
“Walking in the Flower Market” 8x10 Oil $675
“The Fan, a Study” 9x6” Oil $950 Native Californian Aaron Westerberg grew up in San Diego. It was a class in traditional life drawing that drew him to continue his art training. He is classically trained and has studied with Jeff Watts as well as attended the California Art Institute. Westerberg went on to teach at the California Art Institute, and expanded his focus to include the works of nineteenth century American and European Masters. Aaron feels a strong connection to these great painters of form and light. In his paintings, he strives for elegance and timelessness while striking a balance between classic techniques and contemporary subject matter. His work is highly sought after in both traditional and modern collections. With the winning combination of strong realist figure drawing skills and inventive strokes showing texture in the clothing well as in his renown backgrounds, Westerberg’s works have become iconic. Aaron’s work has been celebrated and highlighted in many national and international publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, Artist’s Magazine and American Art Collector, and has been exhibited in fine art galleries throughout the United States. We are very proud to support his successful art career and offer his works periodically at Vanessa Rothe Fine Art.
Renat Razmananov “Camomilles” 36x40” Oil $4,500
Realism Without Borders SPRING COLLECTION 2018
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