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Greek painter Afrodite Papadouli uses strong, vibrant colours to depict everyday life, elevating it to a poetic level. Her portraits and landscapes, in acrylics or in watercolours, aim to express the inner world of the artist, while never missing a heartbeat in their conversation with the viewer. To Afrodite Papadouli, all art is a breath of life.
Alan J. McKee
Digital art and technology realises the Impressionists’ dream of painting with light. Alan McKee’s digital light-brush is a Wacom stylus, painting on scanned photographic transparencies. He believes the fragility of nature can only be truly captured by this new medium. Alan has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows.
London-based British artist Anwar Talukdar explores themes of space through photography, marrying the traditional and the modern producing abstract and surreal images that are both familiar and unfamiliar simultaneously. He creates implied spaces that draw the viewer in to experience this familiar sense of otherness for a brief moment.
Berlin-based Asta Caplan’s paintings bridge the gap between drawing, painting and photography. With a delicate, contemplative dive into shimmering light she reaches deep into the human need for beauty; subjective moments leading to intimacy and intuition. She works in multiple media and exhibits internationally.
Initially guided by improvisation, Bethany Mabee’s work becomes a study of inner exploration. With her skill as a colourist, her strong compositions, and her juxtaposition of textures, she creates images that transform those inner journeys into vividly dramatic experiences that conjure up a physical sense of space and movement.
Artist and architect Bruno Mitre creates artwork based on Deconstructivism. His main objective is to promote an exchange between the visual arts, architecture and literature in an avant garde way. The artworks makes use of a variety of materials including acrylic and charcoal on canvas, watercolour, pastel and pen on paper.
Brazilian-Dutch painter Claudia Pombo shows an adapted view of nature and human situations. A different form of her creative expression is seen in her illustrations of Amazonian mythology, mostly inspired by the recollections of Claude Levi-Strauss.
Music drives Claudia Etcheverrito’s art, it transports her deep inside her subconscious enabling emotions to be brought out on canvas, using positive and negative feelings to construct a natural balance. Her paintings express strength, courage, light and depth and the artist is represented by Agora Gallery in NY in an exhibition from 16 Sept - 6 Oct.
Having studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, her work concerns the steady moving, modifying energy, which involves everything. With a fusion between painting, sculpture, object, space and environment, her art have been shown worldwide in galleries, museums and art fairs.
Daniel Davidson regards himself primarily as an illustrator, who enjoys responding to various mediums such as literature, film and music to make original, thought-provoking and visually engaging works of art. His unique style has created interest which is gathering momentum from both corporate and private art investors.
Interested in the hidden layers and different aspects of light and inspired by X-ray images that reveal the eternal, Dita Luse uses everyday items to remind the viewer of the fleeting present. Next for her is a solo show in gallery Artifact, New York in April and appearing among the International Finalists at Art Revolution Taipei in May.
E. Sjöman is a self-taught artist from Stockholm, Sweden. Inspired by feelings, both her own and those of others, the artist sees work in her mind’s eye and like a small whisper it starts the process of a big creation. The artist believes that to paint is a feeling, that it is a relief, like forgiveness or knowing that someone understands you.
Edelweiss Calcagno produces illusions, making the mind float in a labyrinth using different techniques and layers of material. Each time viewers explore they will discover new things. Edelweiss supports human rights and freedom for all, which influences her artwork; she states things that are wrong in the world in a positive way.
Elena Tamburini mirrors the drama of being alive in her work. She depicts not only life, but also inner life. Her subjects are allowed an extraordinary expressivity and range of emotions. For more information about her including a biography, her artwork and upcoming exhibitions check out her website.
Erin Fairley’s environmental installations are themed around human engagement with the natural environment. Working closely with the landscape and surrounding elements, her work allows a fusion of the synthetic products with their wild context. It is a reaction to a tendency to romanticise Nature by omitting human involvement.
Gerd J. Mangels
The Pop Art of Gerd J. Mangels, acrylic ink on paper, is often nostalgic in its subject matter. Each image is produced with the intent to jump right off the paper into the onlooker’s eyes. The use of a bright colour scheme aids towards this goal. His oeuvre is influenced by the works of Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and Franz Marc.
With a deep understanding of the Gothic and the sublime, Gina Brown’s rich oils translate an archive of old photographic material to create covetable paintings of the present which are haunted by the past. Exhibiting in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 29 March to 31 May. Representation: New Blood Art (online); Lane House Arts, Bath.
Swedish artist Gudrun Alvebro paints vibrant, playful work with thin layers of different bright colours. Her art touches on the existential. The abstract and organic create patterns that blur, mix and move. Yet, every line and shape intentionally creates movement between contrasting panels and textures. Represented by Agora Gallery in New York.
hand&machine specialise in designing and making bespoke furniture to the highest standard, using traditional cabinet making skills and modern machining techniques applied to a clean, striking design ethos. At the core, the business believes in making the very best furniture in an honest and committed fashion, every time.
A British artist with a flair for colour, Heatherbell’s atmospheric landscapes and seascapes are becoming much sought-after. A recent departure into cityscapes and politics has taken her career to a new level. This year she is exhibiting in the USA and Europe. The latest exhibition information is on her website.
Jacky Hutson paints large multilayered dynamic paintings and murals. Uniting influences from graphic art, nature, folk and fairytale, neither abstract nor figurative, she uses a lively colour palette and mixed media to devise a visual language incorporating abstract forms and more specific iconography.
James Alexander is a free hand glass blower and sculptor. He takes his inspiration from the beautiful Cornish landscape from where he grew up and applies it to his work, using the glass as a canvas making abstract sceneries which draw the viewer in to look closer.
Jane’s use of ever-changing techniques not only reflects the reality of the world around her but also highlights its colours and energy. By paying particular attention to small everyday details, which often go unnoticed, Jane has a fresh and original style full of spirit and optimism.
Jason Clarke has bipolar disorder and uses art therapy to help manage his illness. It allows him to empty his head of the dark thoughts and visions that cause him so much pain. Jason draws every day, creating powerful and detailed pictures that give a glimpse into a troubled mind.
Jin Kyu Ahn
Jin Kyu Ahn is a new media artist and filmmaker. He received both his MFA and BFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His work has been showcased in Asia, South America, Europe and North America including leading film festivals such as Athens International Film and Video Festival.
Joe Mallender is a London-based professional portrait artist whose work is influenced by fashion photography. Recently extending his creative repertoire into art direction and photography, he has broadened his focus to the commercial domain through advertising and editorial and continues to make original drawn portraits.
Jonathan Meira’s work reframes the perspective of the everyday through a diverse range of materials executed across many disciplines; ranging from sculpture to print. The work Castle breaks down the linearity of time through a fusion of past and future architectures, reconfiguring our views surrounding utopia.
Judy D. Shane
Judy D. Shane is an emerging fine arts graduate from Emily Carr University and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her photographic artworks explore an interdisciplinary dialogue between painting and photography by examining the micro world of the painted brushstroke as seen through the macro lens.
Kiyomi Baird constructs abstract spaces that examine the cosmos and the human spirit. She shows how elemental shapes move in this space through time toward spiritual balance and harmony. Kiyomi’s work can serve as portals to the universe and spiritual sanctuaries for experiencing the oneness of both.
Lalie S. Pascual
In Seasons of Time, Lalie Pascual explores a non-universal concept of time, suggesting a fragile world where the macro meets the micro, blurring beginnings and endings into endless possibilities. Currently at espace CHUV in Lausanne, Lalie Pascual graduated from Boston University and Central Saint Martins. She lives in Switzerland.
Artist and gambler Loz Taylor is interested in the gamble of life, and how people behave in order to shift the odds more in their favour. His Pop-influenced photo, digital and acrylic works show us that we are all gamblers at heart. His next solo show is in May 2015.
Malaika Sellen-Ferere is a Goldsmiths University graduate artist who experiments with a new form of painting creating her own visual language through this unconventional approach to painting, she builds on the randomness and chaos it resulted in. Even if the same paint and process is used, all the finished paintings are unique in nature.
Belgium-born artist Max Werner studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, and the Slade School at UCL. His work depicts worlds familiar and unknown to us and, with his use of light, space and juxtaposition of forms, he creates strong enigmatic images in a world just a step away from reality. Walking a fine line between realism and surrealism he never fully steps into either.
Las Vegas-based artist Michael Griesgraber’s vibrant abstract paintings are found in private collections throughout the USA. His unique colour arrangements use vibrant acrylics in patterns to produce powerful pulsating forms avoiding recognisable images offering visceral pieces for serious meditation.
Swedish photographer Mikael Ackelman distils a visual meditation from a powerful sense for the spectacle of the natural world. Ackelman’s images are alight with a luminous wonder, gracefully bringing together a skilled sensitivity for complexity and detail with a deeply-felt reverence for the spiritual and emotional connections made by his works.
Toronto-based artist Mike Smalley is constantly influenced by his environment and his works mirror the dynamics of life in constant motion. Using graphite and oil on linen, colour, form and light collide in a fragmentation of insight that brings together the energy and rhythm of the city. He is also a member of the ColourShift Collective.
Miles Baker is a self-taught artist whose sole subject is the circus clown. His art evolves from his passion for this subject. In pursuit of this he has frozen along the railings in Green Park, Mayfair, London and fried in the Miami heat. His work is available as signed limited edition Giclee fine art prints (1-100).
The works of Norwegian painter Mona Hoel have been exhibited in art spaces worldwide including Agora Gallery, New York, as well as galleries in London, Bologna and Oslo. Hoel is currently based in Helsinki.
Nerea del Teso
The landscape and urban scenes of Spanish photographer Nerea del Teso seeks to capture an array of unusual and quirky places for the viewer to experience. With a masterful use of composition, del Teso introduces viewers to the essential truths regarding the nature of our world in its starkest portrayal.
Ng Bing Ming
Exploring the nature of imperfection and the fragility in objects, Ng Bing Ming questions the hypothetical existence of perfection through contrasting the presumed structurality in our system of understanding with its actual dynamic nature. He is interested in the irregularity of nature, and its representation through imagery and physicality.
Rebecca Harman’s photographic art celebrates life, light and spontaneity. She enjoys creating projects in an intuitive manner and always uses daylight. Traditional photography is her strength and she sometimes enhances images digitally for enjoyment and variety. Detailed information is available via her website as are affordable prints and products.
Robert P. Clarke
Robert P. Clarke is a new media artist using various formats including photography, performance, sound and writing. Influenced by everyday life, motion and figurative art, Clarke’s recent work shows the theme of cycling to gather the passion and spirit of recent events using photography, video and digital drawing and manipulation.
Ryan Joucla’s deeply personal practice explores the physical and spiritual edge of human existence, questioning those spaces where our person-made environment and the natural terrain interact with and transcend each other. Through his charcoal drawing and photography he looks to highlight the importance of nature on modern man.
Oracular photographs for the discerning viewer focusing on fashion, culture and surrealist photography.
Sera Kodama believes that everything in nature has its own energy and spirit. The intension of her work is to express and present the sparkling vital energy of the motifs. Colours are very important and she always experiments with colours searching for new effective ways of using them.
In Bondrop’s paintings, landscapes are brought to life. Her vibrant works exude sunshine, air and space, giving each a physical immediacy. Whether using acrylics on canvas or working in pastels on paper, she employs her sharp eye for line, composition and colour, combining a unique sense of perspective and form with a charming spontaneity.
Tatsiana Hurynovich is an artist from Belarus working mainly in the styles of realism, impressionism and a little in naivism in oil, pencil and watercolour. Inspired by the beauty of landscapes, cities and people, she is currently working on her Queen series of paintings and is looking for exhibition opportunities.
Australian artist, Terence Burton works exclusively with pencil on paper. His bold and unique style, that he likes to call, Abstract, Mythological and Tribal, is heavily influenced by Australian aboriginal, American Indian and Islamic traditions.
Hickling is a contemporary drawing artist, using draughtsmanship as a primary means of expression. City, land and seascapes are inspired by the artist’s extensive travels. The use of charcoal and mixed media convey an ethereal quality which ignites the imagination. She has been exhibited in London, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Norfolk.
Theresa’s work is frank and honest, drawing fashion-focused images in precise detail. She deliberately omits sections and is interested to see how this often-unexpected negative space can affect people’s perceptions by suggesting features that aren’t there. She works primarily in graphite and more recently in colour.
Tim Patrick is a London-based artist. His paintings demonstrate the uncanniness of existence and the significance that transcends the everyday. Having previously studied at Charles Cecil Studios, Florence, he is currently finishing his postgraduate studies at the Royal Drawing School.
Iron, rust, old age – material attempts to get back to its origins, born again and again, to take shape in a new guise. From one perspective a moment, from another, an eternity.
Colombian artist Valentina Barrera looks at the reality of forms and circumstances, and decomposes them into modules. She cuts and plays with colours using acrylics and pastels. Her work shows a different reality from what is observed and is instead guided by intuition, perception and imagination.
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Victoria Horkan’s work embraces vibrant colours and beautiful detailing. Immediately uplifting, textural and expressive, her take on butterflies and the intricate patternation of their wings is particularly impressive. She is currently exhibiting in central London and her work is gaining recognition on a global scale.
Virpi Leinonen, a Finnish photographic artist, combines a powerful use of colour with the sensitivities of conceptual art to create visual discussions about cultural myths and the history of art. Her camera takes us to fantasy worlds found in ice, and becomes an artist’s brush, turning flowers into modern art. There is no photomanipulation.
Originally from Kyrgyzstan, USA resident Vladimir Demidovich has experienced many environments that inspire his work and uses oils, pastels and charcoals to create his art. His love is painting landscapes from original views. His preferred method is impressionism. He loves to travel and the many beautiful scenes and places he is exposed to creates his vision for his art.
Warren S. Heaton
Working in oils, Warren S. Heaton creates landscape paintings that illustrate his love of land and sea. Living and working in west Wales, Warren communicates the spontaneous nature of his native environment by painting on-site, recreating each landscape as he experiences it.
France-based British artist Wayne Sleeth’s mature work revisits his much-travelled past and present via the personal and the universal in mixed media abstractions; Monet, Turner and Rothko are his pilgrim fathers. The North Sea, the French landscape and street art become ambiguous “scapes”; contemporary anagrams of “spaces.”
Yann is a Hong Kong Fine Artist and the founder of V AMOUR ART 藝文思潮 Non-Profit Organisation, with an HD in Fine Art. She produces figurative work using oil on canvas and mixed media. Yann is a printmaker and also creates installation art performances at her home studio.