CENTRE OF ARTS 4 SEASONS
International Arts Festival 1800 Members 5 Continents 105 Countries Oropos / Sykamino / Pano Laka, 190.15 Nea Palatia / Attica http://athensart-2010.com/ Mob.: 0030-6944128460, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Prof. Dr. Takis Alexiou 39, Salaminos Str., 153.43 Ag. Paraskevi /Athens Tel.: 0030-210-6014313, Tel./Fax: 0030-210-6011904, e-mail: email@example.com
For the last 30 years, the Centre of Arts 4 Seasons (CA4S) created various cultural Events like “Kavafia”, “Iaponia-Japan-Japon”, “Multispectacle 4 Seasons”, “Multispectacle Aristophanes Androgyne”, Philanthropic Art Exhibitions in Greece and abroad, published books and produced CDs, organized numerous Conferences, etc. In the year 2010 we realized our first International Arts Festival AthensArt, in collaboration with the Cultural Organization “Technopolis” and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the City of Athens, with the theme “The Positive side of Life” and “Friendship through Art can change the World”, and participation of 300 artists from 5 Continents and 65 countries of the World. Our AthensArt Program for the coming years runs like that: In 2011 we are planning to be in Rostov on Don Region and Moscow, as well as in Algiers/Algeria and Munich/Germany. In 2012 Munich/Germany, Suzhou/China, Yerevan/Armenia, Faro/Portugal and Corfu/Greece are planned. In 2013, besides Ubá, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brazilia of Brazil are in plan. In 2014 we have Dayton Ohio of USA. In 2015 Milan/Italy is in our program. For the Centre of Arts 4 Seasons (CA4S) – AthensArt Prof. Dr. Takis Alexiou, Chairman
Specializing in Contemporary and Fine Art, the main goal of the Vienna - Travelgallery is to present diverse countries and their culture and history. Our mission is to bring artists from all over the world together and enable them to share their roots and learn about other cultures and their customs, through art. Through painting, sculpture, film, music and much more you will be able to fully enjoy our events as participants or visitors. Besides monthly priorities of the Gallery such as theme weeks, we are offering very interesting workshops and gallerywalks, so you can also travel without moving. And once you have traveled in your mind and through art your destination will be easier to reach. Expend your horizons and share love and peace through cultural diversity, worldwide. Vienna â€“ TRAVELGALLERY welcomes every professional artist, from any part of the world and is open to any visitor with big heart and smile. Enjoy our unique gallery and come to travel with us!
TAKIS ALEXIOU Takis Alexiou, born in Alexandria of Egypt, studied architecture in Germany and completed a pioneering Dissertation linking architecture to psychology. He has given lectures at European Universities and was Professor at the HFG Offenbach/M. in Germany and at the AUA University of Athens. He has held many private and group art exhibitions: TU Dresden, S&S Basil, Forum des Halles & Maison International du Théâtre Paris, Palazzo Venezia Venice, Royal Festival Hall London, Greek Press Center New York, NTOG Tokyo, Attatürk Cultural Center Istanbul, Art Addiction Stockholm, Melina Merkouri Hall Nicosia, Salvagos and Kavafis Halls Alexandria, Kreonides Gallery – Polyplano – Adam Gallery Athens, Old French Knights‟ Quarters Rhodes and many others. He is active in music composition: Under One‟s Breath, The Song of the Birds, Voices without a Face and Red Wind. He was granted first Diploma at the International Art Addiction, Stockholm. ABI (USA) included him amongst the 5000 personalities in the world and awarded him with the International Peace Prize 2010 for practicing peace in thought, action and example locally and globally. IBC of Cambridge (UK) awarded him as one of the 2000 Intellectuals of 20th century. On 2006 he was awarded with the “International Cavafy Prize”. His name is mentioned in various Encyclopaedias and Art Diaries. He has written numerous articles, studies and books.many and completed a pioneering Dissertation linking architecture to psychology. He has given lectures at European Universities and was Professor at the HfG Offenbach/M. in Germany and at the AUA University of Athens. He has held many private and group art exhibitions: TU Dresden, S&S Basil, Forum des Halles & Maison International du Théâtre Paris, Palazzo Venezia Venice, Royal Festival Hall London, Greek Press Center New York, NTOG Tokyo, Attatürk Cultural Center Istanbul, Art Addiction Stockholm, Melina Merkouri Hall Nicosia, Salvagos and Kavafis Halls Alexandria, Kreonides Gallery – Polyplano – Adam Gallery Athens and many others.
Alessia Babrow was born in Rome (Italy) in 1979. Her mother is from Naples with Trentino origins â€“ an art history teacher and hostess for Alitalia. Her father is from South Africa â€“ a rugby player of a Russian origin. Africa inspires her love for freedom and for Mother Earth. Her work, which began at the age of 14, can be found in a multitude of different media: restoration, radio, film, fashion, theater, television, concerts, magazines and galleries around the world. She has begun a course of study, still in full development that Includes theology, physics, quantum mechanics, energy, transcendental psychology,and hypnosis, leads her to travel and experience first-hand her theoreticalknowledge. She is currently working with magazines and exhibits in European and American galleries. Her life includes both between traumatic events and the growing love for art in all its forms. She makes art a bridge between matter and spirit as a means of processing for human suffering. Her art seeks to expand the consciousness of mankind, because every change that we want to see in this world must begin first within ourselves.
Lucilla Campioni Lucilla Campioni was born in Rome in 1952. She studied Graphic Advertising at the Academy of Costume and Fashion of Rome. She attended courses of Engraving, Painting and Decoration and she has graduated with honors in Decoration Experimental Multimedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. She is currently dealing mostly with xylography, photography, computer and mixed techniques. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. She deeply believes in intermingling the various arts techniques and using materials outside the rules. She lives and works in Rome.
Carlotta Castelletti Carlotta Castelletti was born in Turin, Italy, in 1965. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Together with Giuliana Colbacchini, she founded “Cobakaste” an artistic duo. Giuseppe Penone and Luigi Mainolfi were among her teachers. She initially entered the fashion and television sectors, as a model and a show girl. She has exhibited her paintings in several collective shows in her native town. In 1992 she moved to Vicenza, where she co-operated with TVA –the local TV network– and where she founded a creative painting school for children. As a Brand Manager, she worked with some worldwide-known jewellery manufacturing companies. Carlotta has entered several national art contests, winning prestigious awards. She took part in various collective art gallery exhibitions, as well as art events. In May 2009, Carlotta presented her First Solo exhibition called “Non solo il mattino ha l‟oro in bocca”, at the Maison Musique Cocktail Bar at Rivoli (Turin). She lives and works in Vicenza.
Dev Udaiyan Dev Udaiyan lives and works in Cambridge, UK. From 1973 to 1998 he was brought up as an Aaiyyanist Hindu, which involved formal Aaiyyanist temple and religious painting instruction under Guru Pandava. From 1984 to 1991 he studied Formal Art Education including cast/figure drawing, cast/figure painting, still life and portraiture in a classical realist style at Verulam School, St. Albans, Herefordshire. In 1994 he received a Bachelor of Science (with Honors) in Physics, from Imperial College, London. From 1994 to 1998 he completed his PhD study in Nonlinear Optics at Imperial College, London. His study on the nature of light was with Professor M. J. Damzen. Dev founded the Cambridge branch of the International Stuckist movement. He is a member of the Society for Art of Imagination (AOI). He is a core team member in the Urania's Garden, an Art Project for UNESCO'S International Year of Astronomy. He has exhibited his work in London, Liverpool, Cambridge (U.K.), Alessandria, Genoa, (Italy), Calcutta, Beijing, Athens, Crete, Samothrace (Greece) I mainly work with oil on canvas and acrylic on canvas. My art is figurative. On the surface it is about exploring the boundaries of what we see as humans beings – and what we really emote to as spiritual beings – a link between the base emotions and the higher aspirations… if you will. Most people would agree that this is a broad description of what most artists strive to achieve. I suppose what makes my art my own, is my subdivision of the broader truths…
SerlMotiJones lucia pgment ink and acrylic on canvas 84,10x11,89
Madeleine Ekeblad Madeleine Ekeblad lives on Macleay Island, Australia, with her husband. She is an artist, tutor, motivator and author. She was originally involved in the commercial art world before taking up painting full time in 1996. She studied with renowned Australian artist Donald James Waters and one of the highlights of her artistic career was in 2001 when she was chosen by the late Pro Hart to be listed with his World Heritage Art Organisation. She is currently studying with The London Art College through Distance Education. Madeleine opened the Onward Motivational School for Artists in October 2004, a Brisbane based Art School and is currently motivating and promoting artists at venues in Brisbane. She is booked throughout the year as a Motivational Seminar Workshop Art Tutor. She is also an Artistic Associate at St. Thomas More College Sunnybank and is a member of the Management Committee of the Brisbane Institute of Art. Madeleine is a self-published author of “The Reluctant Artist” and “Art in a Very Ordinary World”. In 2005 and 2007 she exhibited at Brisbane Parliament House. St. Andrew's Hospital, Brisbane, de Groots Lawyers Sydney & MP's Brisbane are amongst the private collectors of her works throughout Australia and England. Music in the Landscape plays a large role in my work. Rhythm and Music are my theme. Even whilst painting landscapes, music takes shape in my mind. A dimensional focus is at play with the introduction of enamels over inks.”
Love That Jazz Enamel and Acrilic on Stretched canvas 65x45
Cristina Farage Cristina Farage was born in 1969 in Cataguases, a small city in Brazil. Now she lives in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where she works as an art educator, designer photographer, as well as an artist. She has exhibited her paintings, charcoal drawings and photographs many times in Rio de Janeiro, BrasĂlia, SĂŁo Paulo and Belo Horizonte. She had experiences as an educator at Avellaneda (Argentina â€“ Mundiarte, with 15 Latin America countries). As an art instructor she teaches and learns with children through the application of an original methodology to arts, music and drama. She conveys social knowledge to groups of teachers, underprivileged people, besides courses of creative development for a variety of networks. Through my art I am always looking for the evolutional human history, registering material and immaterial patrimony, ecology, environment: using a contemporary language by themes and serial images.
Spinning heart - 25x30 - photod
Hengameh Farahmand Hengameh Farahmand was born at Shiraz, Iran, in1962. She lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. The most striking element in Hengamehâ€&#x;s paintings is her passion for vivid colours and oriental motives, which she explores through the use of a wide range of unique mixed media techniques. She often explores themes of love, aspiration, dreams and compassion, often blurring the boundaries between imagination and reality. The surfaces of her paintings are also a very important aspect of her work; the marks and textures and the play of light onto metallic surfaces brings a third dimension to works which often leave viewers transfixed. Hengameh has exhibited her work widely with a prominent exhibition at the Open Air Gallery in Berlin (2008). Her latest exhibition in Athens (AthensArt-2010) was one of her greatest experiences regarding international art exhibitions.
spinning heart 25x30 - photo
Untitled - Mixed media on canvas 60x60cm
Paulo Duarte Filipe Paulo Duarte Filipe was born in Portugal but spent almost all of his childhood in Angola. It was there that he felt that Art would be the ultimate reason of his existence. Although he returned to Portugal, he always managed to preserve all the magic and all the colour of the African continent. He, though never attended art classes, has created a style in his own way to express himself artistically. Paulo, as a person, is very much like his art: he is a dreamer in constant pursuit of achieving his dreams and he is a theoretical philosopher with an eminently practical approach. He paints, writes, makes Raku ceramic pieces, does installations and African woodwork. As a painter, he has exhibited individually in numerous galleries in Portugal and in England. As a member of several international art associations, Paulo has exhibit in USA and U.K. He is an active member of the National Acrylic Painters Association, U.K. He also was a member of jury of jury of art contest and he is often invited to teach painting in workshops for children and young. As a writer, Paulo has already won a national award prize for poetry. He writes frequently for magazines and radio programmes. He has a few books prepared for publication before the end of this year. As a ceramist, he has participated and organized three workshops of Raku ceramic. Very frequently, Paulo donates some of his artwork to non-governmental humanitarian and philanthropic organizations. For him, the Art is not for sale, but for creating a more just and egalitarian world
From wise words - oil on canvas 80x80cm
Anneli Di Francis Anneli Di Francis was born in Finland in 1965. She studied at the College of Arts and Crafts, Tervola, the Kari Bugge-Gjerstad, Ekehovd, Norge and the Studio Amphora, Seinäjoki. She has taught at the Vocational Education Centre, courses in arts (2008-2010), at Seinäjoki Community Education Centre, courses in ceramics (2003-2010) and in drawing (2007), at Oiva, Art School for children, ceramics workshops (2007, 2009-2010), at Seinäjoki Community Culture Department, ceramics workshop for day care children (2006-2007). Some of her exhibitions: Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe (2005), Gallery Spectra, Kristiinankaupunki, Pohjolan Sanomat, Kemi, Varikko Gallery, miniature exhibition (2007), Lapua Art Museum, Lapua (2008), Varikko Gallery, EIGHT, Biennale Chianciano, Museo d‟Arte di Chianciano Terme, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Seinäjoki Graphic Art Association (2009), Eternal Eve, Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Gallery Artsi, Siilinjärvi, Gallery Killin Kalleria, Killinkoski (2010).
The guiding light - 31x23 - 2011 - linoprint
Julia Guerrero Julia Guerrero was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1969 and became a Greek citizen in 2003. From 1987 to 1990 she studied Plastic Arts at University Los Andes, in Bogotá Colombia; from 1990 to 1992 she studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. During the same period she followed the school of art restoration in the Italian Institute Arte Artigianato e Restauro, Rome. Her individual and collective expositions have been numerous, mainly in Greece, Italy, England, Brussels, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Turkey. She has participated in the Athens Biennial and her works of art belong to numerous collections of museums, foundations and cultural centers in Colombia, Italy, France, Mexico and Brazil. In addition, Julia‟s artwork has been in the Contemporary Art Center of Larissa (Greece), the Multicultural Center Athinais in Athens, in the Foundation Pieridis in Athens, in the National Gallery of Lefkada, in the National Gallery of Piraeus, in the Borre Museum in Peania, in the Maria Callas Museum in Athens and in the DOGA Foundation of Istanbul, Turkey. She won the First Prize in the Young Artists Exhibition (Salon de Artistas Jovenes) of the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano of Bogota, Colombia with a video named “Introspections” (1990) and received an Honorable Mention for the Austrian Humanitarian Organization Albert Schweiter (2011).
untitle - 80x50 - mixed media
Eduardo Leyva Herrera Eduardo Leyva Herrera was born in Havana, Cuba in 1982. He lives and works in Havana as a teacher of traditional engraving art. In 2005 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro (Specialty Engraving). In 2007 he attended the International Workshop "Multiple Slides" presented by artist Alicia Candiani, Argentina, and in 2009 the International Workshop Spaces Intervention: Road Home, delivered by the Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as a printer and specialist Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana. He presented his work in a personal exhibition, at Galería luz y oficios Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba (2010). He has also participated in group exhibitions: “Los Hijos de Gea”, casa de la cultura de La Habana Vieja, Havana, (2001), “En el ojo del cuervo”, Galería del Grabado, Taller Experimental de Gráfica, Havana, (2006), 7mo Encuentro de Grabado, Taller Experimental de Grafica y Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana (2007), “TRES SOBRE TRES”, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Habana Vieja, Havana (2008), III Feria de la Estampa, Exposición 50x50, Centro Provincial de Arte, Cienfuegos, Cuba (2009), “NEO-GRÁFICA LATINOAMERICANA” Galería Cuarto Contemporáneo. Oaxaca, México (2010), “BOOMERANG” 29 AÑOS DE GRÁFICA. Academia de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Havana (2011).
Commercial Image chalcography - 54x80cm
Joseph Toufic El-Jamous Joseph Toufic El-Jamous (monk Grigorios Sinaite) was born in 1966 in Amman, Jordan. He obtained a BA in English literature – Yarmouk University (Jordan), he studied web design at Ottawa Cultural Centre, Jordan and several foreign languages courses in Jordan and abroad. He studied drawing and free sketch and attended iconography and icon restoration seminars (Mt. Athos, Greece), mosaic seminars in Athens, drawing and painting in Bari (Italy) and mosaic seminars and fresco seminars at the International School for the Study of Mosaics, Ravenna, Italy and the restoration of floor mosaics seminar at Madaba, Jordan. For the last fourteen years he has been living as a monk at St. Catherine‟s Monastery on Mt. Sinai. He participated in group visual arts contests and exhibitions in Athens, Andros island (Greece) and in many Italian places. He received several awards in Athens and Italy. He is Member of the International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists, Ravenna, Italy, Honorary member of Associazione Culturale Galleria Amici dell‟Arte, Castelnuovo della Daunia (Foggia), Italy and of Egyptian Translators and Linguists Association, Cairo, Egypt.
The Fall of Icarus - acrylics on a gessoed canvas - 64.50x48.50
Giulia Janach Giulia Janach is a third year student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Aldo Galli in Como. She is a member in one artistic group called “I/con” with many other artists, in Milan. She has already had several artistic experiences. She participated in several competitions, receiving awards and nominations –“Carimate in Forme Plastiche” art competition 05/12/07; Prize for Figurative Extemporary Art where she received the Jury Prize for plastic ability and expressive strength; “Donato da Montorfano 2007” painting competition awarded with 3rd prize “ Libico Maraya”; the International Competition “Epifania 2009” at the Galleria Eustachi. She exposed her works in various collective exhibitions in Milan (“Environment, Nature and the Metropolitan Body”, “Fuori Salone”), Turin (“ Frontiere Visive”, “Artedonna”, “Finestra Figurativa Contemporanea”) and Athens (“Friendship through Art can change the World”). She lives and works in Como.
IL Bagno Delle Bambine come quello delle Donne... 50x70 cm Plexiglass - 2009
Sacha Janzee Sacha Janzee was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, in 1965. She took a BA in art and design at Windesheim, Zwolle. She exposed her artworks in solo and group exhibitions in Renesse, Stenwijk, Almere, Leystad, Baarn, Dronten, Nagele, Barchem, Amersfoort and Emmeloord and Athens. She lives and works in Marknesse, Nederlands. With color, space and personal symbolism I search for a certain feeling, deeply rooted emotions, not bounded to culture, religion or race, but universal and recognizable for every human being. I hope the spectator finds something of himself in my work. My search is not spectacular or shocking, I am searching in the world of silence. Paintings and objects showing large color fields, with small figurative elements in it, like a leaf, a jacket, or a child. Approximate formed squares and circles are connected with thin lines to each other or to the space outside the painting or object. Glass is a material that gives me the opportunity to enter light literally into the work. Paper looks vulnerable and transient. These materials are becoming more and more important in my work
Moment - oil on canvas - 40x50
Jaspals Jaspals was born in India in 1958. He lives and works at Hoshiarpur, India. He has had earned an M.A. in Fine Art and an M.A. in Art History at Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is now doing Research on â€œKushana Art of Sangholâ€? (A Buddhist Art Center of Second and Third Century A.D. in Punjab). His interests are photography, archaeology, heritage and astrophysics. He has participated in National Exhibition, New Delhi, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Drawing Biennale, Solid, Chandigarh, World Punjabi Conference, Art Fest, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab), 2004, World Punjabi Conference, Art Fest, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, 2000, Young artists Art Festival Reggio Emilia, Italy. He has been represented in various all India level Art Exhibitions & State level Art Exhibitions throughout India since 1979. He has exhibited his work in solo shows (Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, 2001, Kala Gram, North Zone Culture Centre, Chandigarh, 2002, Indusind Bank Art Gallery, Chandigarh, 2003) and group shows (TAC Art Gallery, Ludhiana (Punjab), 2003, Young Artist Art Fest Reggio Emilia, Italy, PANJ-AAB: at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Sept. 2004, Colours of India, Common Art Gallery, Windsor, Canada, 2009, Brijindra College, Faridkot, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). He has received many awards (Punjab Art Heritage Award, Jalandhar (Punjab), 1997 and 1998/Merit Award, Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Calcutta (West Bengal), Honourable Mention in U.S.A. Millennium Hall of Fame, 20th Century Achievement Award and Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to Contemporary Art, North Carolina, USA., 1998, Best Exhibit Award, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, 2009).
The taste of Fantasy opaque water colors 13,5x20cm
Natalia Kessler Natalia Kessler was born in 1976 in Kiev; she now lives in Yerevan, Armenia. Natalia is both an international attorney and a self-taught artist. In Bosnia and Herzegovina she worked as a legal officer in the Special Department for War Crimes in the Office of the State Prosecutor. In Kosovo, she held several important positions, including legal officer for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and the Department of Justice. Natalia focuses her art work on both oil and acrylic paintings. She has had two solo exhibitions in the United States Embassy, Yerevan, Armenia. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English, SerboCroatian, good French, and she is now studying Italian. In 2010, Natalia started showing her art to the wider range of people via Athens Art and Celeste Prize networks. â€œBorn in Ukraine, Soviet Union, I thought my life had been all written down, like the lives of the majority of the Soviet people. Happily, the old system collapsed and I started understanding that if I really want I could make a difference. I succeeded in my job as a lawyer: I received scholarships, studied abroad, worked for the United Nations in Kosovo and the International War Crimes Prosecutor in Bosnia. And one night I started painting and since then my life has changed again.â€?
Abstract 5 - acrylic on canvas - 80x60
Masha Knyazeva Masha Knyazeva was born in 1976 in Moscow. She is a graphic designer and photographer. She is also a member of the Russian Union of Art Photographers and the Moscow Union of Designers. She has won in several International Art Contests and her works are stored in the collection of Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
Childhood of Nefertiti 60x42
Gabriele Koch Gabriele Koch was born in Munich, where she also lives and works. She studied painting and graphic arts with Professor Ege in Munich and at the Art School in Augsburg. She has displayed her works in solo and group exhibitions in Munich. She takes portrait orders publicly and privately.
Portrait of a four years old oil on canvas - 60x60
Astrid Krüger Astrid Krüger was born in 1966 in Glückstadt (Germany). She lives and works in Hamburg. She has been interested in art for a long time, but she turned to practice it when she saw an African stone sculpture exhibition. She immediately decided to learn sculpture from a local artist. For some years she has specialized in stone sculpturing. Afterwards she needed to change and to experiment with different materials and different approaches to art. Meanwhile she studied art at the Free Art School in Hamburg – held by former BeuysStudents. At present she is concentrating on her painting with a great love for both Asian wash painting and oil colours. I try to create a similar atmosphere of silence, emptiness and space for continuing the painting in mind.
Still Life, mixed technique oil-acryl 50x70
Agnese Kurzemniece Agnese Kurzemniece was born in Latvia. Superior printmaker, illustrator and painter, her art is mainly based on emotions and experience transformed in the line and surface saturation. From 1991 to 1998 she attended MA and BA studies and workshops in the Department of Graphic Art of the Art Academy of Latvia. In 1991 she took part in the exchange program at Darhemâ€&#x;s Art school in Britain. She has exhibited her works at Group Show, Riga, Group Show Rujiena, Group Show Darlington Museum of Art, Great Britain, (1990), Group Show, Edinburgh and London, Great Britain (1994), "Autumn 2009", "Happy Art Museumâ€?, Riga (2009), Contemporary Art Exhibition "Switches", Riga Art Space, Riga (2010), Group Show, "Galerija Centrs", Riga, Group Show, "Metras Maja", Aizpute (2010), Art Paris / Prix Saatchi online, Le Grand Palais, France (2011). Her works are found in private collections in Latvia, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States.
Hedy Maimann Hedy Maimann lives and works in Vienna. Since her childhood she was attracted by all forms of fine art, from music (she studied classical piano at Vienna university), to dance (from the age of 3 to 12 she did ballet), to writing and painting. After finishing her studies in macroeconomics at Vienna University she pursued painting taking painting lessons with Prof. Josef Maria Svoboda. She has participated in many exhibitions abroad in like Italy, France, Belgium, USA, Turkey, Germany and Argentina. She has had solo exhibitions in New York City, Buenos Aires and Cremona, Italy. Recently she has exhibited her work at Art Expos in NY and Istanbul. Her next exhibition will be in London at the ROA Gallery. Her works were well received by the public and several art critics, including famous Argentinean painter Hector Viola, Italian curators Rosi Raneri and Gianluca Guarneri, and many others. The Austrian artist Hedy Maimann surprises with the captivating and emotive force of her color shades and inner scenarios. This style of painting draws its roots from the heart of the real to project itself into limitless dimensions and transcendental and mystical visionsâ€Ś. So one feels immerged in an environment where the abstraction becomes a pure dreamlike world through the development of color shades that emanate the essence of life and dream. (Rosi Ranieri)
Manousos Nanakis Manousos Nanakis was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1969. He has a secondary education degree. He is a student in Photography and Architecture and he is also studying Drawing and Painting. He has published two poetic collections: “Voiceless entreaty” (2000) and “Biography in seven acts” (2005). He graduated from the non commincion officers academy in Greece (1985). He lives and works in Athens.
Contemplation photography - 30x40
Gabriela Z. Pickett-Mosier Gabriela Z. Pickett-Mosier is a native of Mexico City (March 20, 1969). Coming from a long line of artists, she studied art at Wright State University in the United States. Her life is full of experiences that have allowed her to develop her talent as an artist. Being born in Mexico she developed a fondness for what most people would label as morbid images. The horrendous reality of war and political instability that Mexicans endured from 1810 to the late1930â€&#x;s inspired many great artists. Some wanted to use their artistic abilities to attest to the brutal living conditions of every day life in Mexico. Others used their art to express their political opinions. When Gabriela paints or creates sculptures she uses a fusion of influences from her native country, drawing on the influence of Jose Maria Velasco and his landscapes, Posada and his morbid sense of humor, Diego Rivera and his desire to show us the harsh reality of life experienced by the Mexican peasants oppressed by corrupt governments, and Frieda Kahlo, who painted from the heart communicating a sense of physical and psychological anguish. Gabriela aims at raising awareness regarding the living conditions of the Mexican indigenous people who have been marginalized by economic realities and social discrimination. As an activist, Gabriela uses her art as a venue for social commentary in the hope that indigenous people are not forgotten. In an era where Zapatistas have put down their guns and use words as a weapon against tyranny, she uses her art to compliment the messages of peace and respect for human rights emanating from the jungles of Mexico. Her landscapes are memories of her childhood recorded for posterity. As urbanization takes over the Mexican landscape, Gabriela wants to show the world the beauty of Mexicoâ€&#x;s countryside before it fades away.
Chiara Pini Chiara Pini was born in 1967 in Padua, Italy. She lives and works as a teacher at Mogliano Veneto. She is a self-taught artist. She began artistic sculpturing in 2008.
Love and Friendship
Daniela Da Riva Daniela Da Riva started painting at age 12. She entered the Seneca advertising office in Milan as a designer. Then she organized some advertising campaigns and she entered the “Convegno” theatre as scene designer, working with Pierluigi Pizzi and Luca Sabatelli. A period of artistic interruption followed in which she took a Physics Doctorate, married and had twins. As soon as possible she went back to painting. Her artistic career was encouraged by Giampietro Maggi and Daniel Schinasi, Italian artists. In 2005 she had the honour to exhibit her work at the “Salon Primo” of the Museo della Permanente (Milan), where she was introduced by the painter Luca Vernizzi of Brera Fine Arts Academy. In 2006 she received her degree at “Scuola degli Artefici” of Brera Fine Arts Academy. Since 2002 she has had several exhibitions in Italy, France and Spain. She teaches at „UNI3 University in Milan and works with painter Massimo Zuppelli of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.
Maternitys.The positive side of life - Oil on canvas - 50x60cm
Kerstin Agnes Roolfs Kerstin Agnes Roolfs graduated from Harvard School of Education, Cambridge 2007, (Arts in Education) and from University of Fine Arts (Universitaet der Kuenste), Berlin, as a Master Student of Prof. Wolfgang Petrick. From February to May 2007 she taught art through the Artful Adventures program to 5-12 year old students at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has participated in many exhibitions, some of which are: Salon Show, Messineo Wyman Projects, New York, NY (2000), R.Liberman, K.Roolfs, Sylvia Schuster, Messineo Wyman Projects, New York Up To Now, LL Gallery, New York, NY (2001), Messineo Wyman Projects, New York, NY People, Power, Money and War, Citibank, New York, NY (2002), Poignant, A Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY World Rehabilitation Fund Benefit Auction, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY Cambridge Art Association, National Prize Show, Cambridge juried by Lisa Dennison, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (2004), ARTE.GO â€“ Feltrecontemporanea â€“ Earth, Italy, Eros und Thanatos, Konzeptraum 19, Berlin, Germany (2005), Little Women, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2006), Print Exhibit Project, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, The Big Show 6, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton (2011).
Îœarianna Stefanitsi Îœarianna Stefanitsi was born in 1993. She is finishing high school and is preparing for the entry exams to the Fine Arts School. She began painting as a child and lately she has turned her creative talents to sculpture and jewelry design.
Monia Tartarini Monia Tartarini was born in Milan in 1975. She lives and works in Milan as a photographer. She considers herself a self-taught artist â€“always with a camera and a desire to speak through her photographs. Photography has been her passion since she was a child. After her graduation from the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, she embarked on a trip around the world seeking to enhance her abilities in the art of recognizing photo opportunities and bringing them to life through the camera lens. She traveled to many distant places in search of a universal sense of art. Her travels led her throughout the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea, Antarctica, Indonesia and Thailand. Energy is expressed in her art through simple originality, creating a speechless and beautiful effect. Her range of subjects is wide â€“from the very most southern part of the Earth to beach scenes, surfers, nature and landscapes. She is specialized in environmental and studio portraiture.
Eleni Tsotsorou Eleni Tsotsorou was born in 1966 in Athens, Greece. After graduating from Arsakeion in 1984, she studied for a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physics at the School of Positive Sciences University of Athens (1985-1990) and furthered her studies with a Master of Science in Radiation Physics at University College London (1991-1992). She did her internship as a radiation Physicist at Agios Savvas Oncological Hospital, Athens (1990-1992). Subsequently she decided to study for a Masters of Fine Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1993-2000). She collaborated in the Creative Department at the Art and Motion Advertising Agency (1996-1998). Since 2001 she has been a member of the Greek Chamber of Visual Arts. Since 2003 she has been teaching art (Art History & Aesthetics; Drawing; Architectural Drawing; Applied Art) at Arsakeion High School in Athens. Eleni Tsotsorou had many personal exhibitions: Interiors, Gallery 24, Athens (2001); Interiors II, Melina Merkouri Municipal Gallery, Hydra Island (2006); Oxygen, Gallery 24, Athens (2006); Oxygen, Venetian Castle, Karystos, Euboea Island (2007); Labyrinth: The Way Out, Gallery Art-beat, Brussels (2009); Labyrinth: The Way Out, Gallery E, Thessaloniki (2010). She also took part in the following group exhibitions: Young Artists‟ Exhibition, Technopolis, Gazi, Athens (2002); Gallery Rodavgi, Athens (2003); Gallery Diorama, Athens, Greece (2003, twice in 2004); Ersi‟s Gallery, Mykonos Island (2006); Ten Women Artists, Alumnae of Arsakeion-Tositseion Educational Organization, Kostis Palamas Building, Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens, Athens (2007); and Group Exhibition for the Inauguration of the Alumni Center, Attica Tradition Educational Foundation, The American College of Greece, Plaka, Athens (2007); Art S.A. Gallery, Kea Island (2010); “The Ancient olive grove of Crete through time”, International Exhibition Centre of Crete, Heraklion Crete, Greece (2010); “Opthalmophanes” (Obvious), Technopolis, Gazi, Athens Municipal Exhibition Centre, Greece.Curated by Iris Kritikou and Sotiria Antonopoulou (2010).
II - oil on canvas - 50x70
Bernardino Venanzi Bernardino Venanzi was born in Rome where he lives. He received his photographic education in New York and by travelling and working in Africa. His work often features the subversive gaze of the outsider. He has shown his work in solo and collective exhibitions: Scatta il riscatto (2008), Rome is White No Longer and It Will Never Be White Again (2009), Libera-Azione (2010). Beranrdino has also exhibited “Boda Boda” and “Sguardi Incrociati”, a series of African portraits in several intercultural meetings. His photographs have received an Honourable Mention at the International Photographic Award and Celeste Prize International.
Ksister photo 50x70
Gheorghe Zaharia Gheorghe Zaharia was born in 1952 in Romania. He is a Romanian and an American citizen. He lives and works in Bucharest. He obtained an MA in Sculpture at Fine Arts Academy in Bucharest. He is a member of the Union of Fine Art Professionals from Romania and the International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events. He has exhibited his works in several national and international exhibitions, including Yekaterinburg (Russia), Athens (Greece), Samothrace (Greece), Cannes (France), Bucharest (Romania), Eskisehir (Turkey), Crete(Greece), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Buzau (Romania), Beijing (China) and Sibiu (Romania). He was awarded with the 3rd prize at The Young Artists Gala “The Spring”, Bucharest (2006), the Gold Medal at the Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, Beijing (2008), the Plaquette d‟or at the 12th Intl. Art Salon MCA Azur, Cannes (2010), third place at the 2nd International Biennial of Painters and Sculptors, Split, Croatia (2010) and the sculpture prize at the 5th Edition of Little Salon, Art Shelter Gallery, Bucharest.
Horse Bronze on marble 25x32x8
Shanglie Zhou Shanglie Zhou was born in Shanghai in 1958 and lives in Belgium. She studied art and design at Shanghai Light Industry University and did advanced studies of multimedia-computer art while she was teaching painting at Shanghai University Fine Arts College. During the 80‟s, she did on-site research on ancient Asian cultures along the Silk Road and anthropological research on collective tribal religion, ritual ceremony, social structure, folk art and literature of 18 minorities in Eastern Asia. In 1991, she moved to Belgium and studied at the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium and was a Researcher in Ghent University, Belgium. In 2003 and 2004 she staged a performance theater piece with refugees from refugee-camps in Belgium, “When The Moon Waxed Red – Experiments With Truth And Reconciliation” in Fedasil and Kaaitheater. She has had more than 50 exhibitions and received national and international art awards in China, Belgium, and the United States. She is currently working on the following projects: International philosophical art project “Walking On Thin Ice experiments with truth, justice and reconciliation”; the scientific research project “Sandscape” (206 BC – 2060 AD); architectural multimedia project “Urban Liquid”; and a multi-media project “Tomorrow Sun”. She is also doing research on the interrelationships between art and philosophy and art and science. In recent years, she has been working with European art projects in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Scotland.
When the moon waxed red - Experiments with truth and reconciliation - photo - 30x40
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