Victoria Ascanio lives & works in London, UK.
She was born and brought up in Spain. She studied Fine Arts at Madrid University before moving to England. There she studied Printmaking at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and was a Founder Member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative Association. She has taken part in fairs and exhibitions internationally and her work is in many private and public collections.
Ascanio has been represented by Galeria Gaudí in Madrid for over 15 years and is represented by For Arts Sake Gallery in London, Artifact Gallery and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York and Paks Gallery in Austria and Munich. She is a member of the Printmakers Council.
Marilena was born and grew up in Romania. She currently lives and works in Sheffield where she owns an art studio 'Hunaari'. She creates art inspired by Romanian and Japanese folklore. Marilena’s paintings are a reflection of this dynamic path which art set her on, inviting those who admire them to meditate on the poetic aspects of nature. In a unique style of abstract expressionism painting, Marilena’s works are created for those who wish to connect with nature on an ever-deeper level.
Tamera Bedford is a Hong Kong - based mixed media artist who is noted for her extraordinary dedication both to her artistic practice and to the nature of her diverse subject matter. Her work turns to visual representation to capture her deep respect for environmental phenomena, and beyond, to biological life and mental flows of the human brain. Her effect is at once to telescope to the micro-elements of these exquisite realms, networks and systems as it is to pull our perspective back to appreciate their superstructures built of exquisite flows, lines and patterns.
Gabriella was born in Rome, Italy, where she studied Poster Art and graphic design. She has been working in the United Kingdom for the last 40 years. First in Edinburgh, where she exhibited with the Scottish Craft Centre hand-painted furniture and objets d'art in a number of art galleries and exclusive charity events. In 1994 she moved to Oxford and joined the Ashmolean Museum as a Gallery Lecturer. She was also accepted by the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, exhibiting her work in museums, art galleries and International Art Fairs.
Since then, she has introduced into her work a new interest using coloured veneer inlay to create decorative compositions, focusing on figures, texture and shapes to convey feeling and emotions. Many of her art works have been commissioned for special occasions and cherished as collector pieces in Europe and overseas. Her graphic design background enhances an appreciation of harmony and symmetry in the designs she creates.
Paola is an Argentian-born artist painter whose work has been exhibited internationally and featured in art galleries including South America, New York and London. Her work Relatos de la infancia is a series of very personal portraits and self-portraits which explore the meaning of childhood: fellings of growth, changes and loss. These images recreate the artist’s childhood memories like first names, clothes and meaningful characters from the past. Despite the fact that all these memories are subjective, they can be perceived in many different ways by the viewer who is encouraged to give them his own personal meaning.
Born in Slovakia, Mira Corbova is an abstract artist living and working in New Zealand. Mira is a professional artist, gallery curator & mentor and an inspirational art tutor whose work mirrors a passion of self-expression, energy, colour and the connection in various forms. Naturally creative and intuitive person, she enjoys exploring the emotions and feelings she often picks up around her. These are the inspirations that became her creations. Using vibrant oil colours, various shapes flow onto her canvas intuitively.
Barry has sculpted portrait busts of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare and many others from solid Carrara marble blocks imported from Italy. He also sculpted a larger than life-size statue of the 16th century Bishop William Morgan from Llanrhaeadr-ym-mochnant who translated the Bible from Hebrew into Welsh, and was unveiled by First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones in 2012.
Barry’s sculptures are the culmination of decades of study of human and animal anatomy, classical, renaissance and Baroque sculpture at the same time developing his own dynamic yet slightly ethereal style.
Leilani Euphrosyne was born in the beautiful town of Schramberg in the middle of the Black Forest. Her parents owned a stylish boutique with fine porcelain, ceramic, and glass articles. Therefore, already during her childhood she was surrounded by and lived with „beautiful things and pieces of decorative art and craft“.
Her art is inspired by various styles from around the world and her favourite colour palettes depict Hawaii, the Seychelles and Zanzibar. She draws and creates from within. She also exclusively employs Aura-Soma essences, which are selectively and skillfully mixed into the partly crystalline colors to intensify the deeply positive and inspiring effect of her art. All of her works exude lightness and cheerfulness and radiate femininity and pure joie de vivre.
Phillip Gagnon is a Canadian painter well-known for his spectacular seascapes and dreamy landscapes. Ordained pastor serving St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Albert, Alberta Canada, he enjoys a busy family life with his wonderful wife and three adult children.
Artist about his work: “In my art I aspire to inspire others to see the beauty in everything around us, to feel the emotions stirred within me when I saw a scene for the first time. I feel that every moment of life reflects the Supreme artist’s hand - in doing so I find life itself in the creation of every piece. Inspired by the New Brunswick north shore and then the west coast of British Columbia where I’ve been raised, I’ve been in love with the beauty of coastal landscapes; the movement of water in waves, waterfalls, skies and seascapes. In my artistic journey I am blessed to have been befriended, mentored by and painted with the renowned Hawaiian oil painter Roy Tabora. I truly am in my happy place with brush in hand, music playing and an Irish whiskey at my side."
Kevin has worked as a sculptor continuously since 1987, having completed his studies in Fine Art (Sculpture) at CCAD. In the development of his sculptural career he has been able to explore many styles, materials and methodologies, having worked with and studied associated arts practices. Throughout these explorations he has found that working creatively with tactile materials is the area to which I am passionately connected.
Annette Holzwarth uses crystals, both as a painting medium and as painting tools. Each painting opens you up, opens the portal to your higher dimension and gets you into an effortless state of meditation.
Extending and departing from the strong tradition of painting defined by the canonical figures she admires, such as Asger Jorn and Willem de Kooning, and reconciles that with the spiritual dimension.
Dora Bertolutti Howard was born in Faedis (Udine), Italy in 1957. She is an experienced Fine Art photographer and a studio assistant to her husband Ken Howard RA OBE. She has always been a keen photographer with the obsession of immortalising what she finds inspiring. Her limited edition prints are in a number of private and public collections and have been exhibited throughout the UK and Europe. Today, along with exhibiting her fine art photography projects, she has the opportunity to work between London, Cornwall and Venice. Her extensive portfolio includes photographs of London and Venice cityscapes, vast deserts of Egypt, rural life in India, portraits of exceptional individuals across the world and dramatic sunsets.
She has had several exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts for the Marie Curie Cancer Care.
She has donated her work to Arts for Youth, Young Art at the Royal College of Art, and many other charities in the UK.
Regularly displaying at restaurants and cafes in Italy and London.
Virgin Money Lounge, Eagle Place St James’s, London, 2019.
Old Brompton Gallery, London, 2019.
A&D Gallery, Marylebone, London, 2018.
Venice Ball at Sobanski Palace in Warsaw, Poland, organised by Fundacja Isabella Anders & Burlington Schools, 2017.
An exhibition with Ken Howard RA OBE, The Gallery Café, Sackler Wing, Royal Academy of Arts, 2017.
Associazione Culturale Imagoars, Cannaregio, Venice, 2016-2018.
PZ Gallery, Penzance, 2014.
Tumbling underneath waves amidst effervescent aquatones, Margaret Juul's compositions are fresh and original expressions of the colors and patterns of water in motion. The artist uses her imagination to distill the kinetic essence of something never at rest.
Irregular shapes of green and blue cover the canvas, reminiscent of the brilliant marine hues that convey water in 19th century Japanese woodblock prints. Close inspection reveals rough, textured surfaces from the thick application of media on linen, including oil, acrylic and oil pastel, reiterating the earthly and organic nature of her subject.
Sue is a British artist with a vivid and modern abstract vision of art. Through original visual metaphors and astute perceptions, the artist masterfully displays her ability to translate the endless power of imagination onto the canvas. Commanding the emotions of her viewers with rich hues and energetic brushstrokes, Sue's compositions contemplate an explosion of color and passion. Contrasting vibrant splashes of pigment with crisp yellow backgrounds, the artist communicates undeniable beauty filled with the impalpable energies and sensations felt throughout the season.
Sue has exhibited in solo shows all over the country winning awards for her work in the Hartlepool Renaissance Exhibition at the Gray Art Galley and the T N Lawrence Award at the International Exhibition, Falmouth in 1999. Her work has also been seen in several group shows in London, UK and as far away as Norway and Tokyo.
Mefio is a contemporary abstract painter who lives and works in London, UK.
Symmetry and mathematics, vivid iridescent colours and hypnotic patterns lay at the core of her work. The technique of metallic film overlay is derived from a combination of gilding, decals, foiling and carefully applied glazes, a special blending of techniques that makes it so unique.
Graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2008 with a BA in Modelmaking, she was interested in artwork from a young age and has gained experience with many materials such as metals, resins, ceramics and computer-generated artwork. These invaluable skills later contributed to the founding of a successful online business specialising in decorative glassware. Mefio studio was a natural progression and creative outlet for Mefio’s interest and passion for creating original artworks.
She has participated in Luxemborough’s Art Prize 2020 and her artwork has been shown in several exhibitions in London. Her art has been included in several private collections across the world.
Daniil Mikhailovich Menshikov is a famous Russian Siberian artist working across different genres: painting, graphics, etching, watercolour, gouache, tempera, acrylic and mixed media technique.
His paintings and graphical works are widely represented by Russian galleries and worldwide.
During his artistic career, Danila Menshikov has taken part in several art exhibitions in Siberian cities, as well as Moscow, Saint Petersburg has been represented in art galleries in Western Europe, is a laureate of Novosibirsk and Kaliningrad international graphics biennale.
Marek Neumann is an award-winning London based photographer and a retoucher. He specializes in interior and architectural photography.
He is very passionate about the geometry of the design, the character of form and the symmetry of the structure.
His photographs were published in various national and international magazines, newspapers and books such as The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Laif, Advanced Photographer, London Informer, Square Mile, Ealing Gazette, ELGazette, AP magazine, Talusalema along with fashion magazines Oyster, Dilemmas, Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion as well as in Grazia Magazine France and The Rough Guide and Vintage London. He cooperated and worked with well-established corporations such as Thompson Yates, Borchard Lines, Serrano Evans Architects, RLG designed by Zaha Hadid, Google and the organisers of London Fashion Week, just to name a few.
Neumann is a graduate of Wroclaw University, a Faculty of Law and Administration. Whilst studying, he became a proud owner of 35mm Practica and that’s how his exciting photographic journey began.
Sabine Oecking was born in Munich Germany, where her artist father and goldsmith mother ensured she grew up surrounded by art. After many years focused mainly on figurative paintings, she began experimenting with colour and abstract art.
Sabine began pursuing art full time in 2013. Based at her studio in Dortmund, Germany, she developed her work in the following years, studying with Professor Adam Jankowski of the Offenbach University of Art & Design.
Sabine says of her painting:
"The main theme of my work is luck and happiness. I have developed my own style with spray paint, ink, and sometimes acrylic paints. I want to capture and preserve happy moments, create a positive atmosphere and to make this moment last.
Caitlin is a mixed nationality artist having influence from both her Irish and South African roots. Born in South Africa but growing up in Ireland and later returning to South Africa, both areas of the world have been equally as influential in her life and art practice and the artist constantly finds herself drawing on the two.
With a strong passion for wildlife but also returning to Europe, the artist feels it is her calling to depict the natural world and tell the narratives of the wildlife in South Africa which she has had the opportunity to learn about and visit through her various stages of life there. To connect the natural world to that of a more city focused life in Europe, the artist aims to create works which hold familiarity to the larger audience using shapes and human form, but also to represent the wild animal world which might be an unfamiliar topic to some. She depicts both the human elements and wildlife species together in her work as they both hold space and importance on the same planet.
“The focus of my art lies on an attempt to reconnect humanity to the wild world. I personally see and recognise that there is a strong disconnect between the natural world and humanity of today, and we are often reminded of human - wildlife conflict and the issues surrounding the natural landscapes all over the world. This constant reminding can sometimes become overwhelming; however, I do believe it is of utmost relevance to the survival of the planet to keep the conversation going. Therefore, I do not intend to add fuel to the fire however I do believe there is relevance to reminding humans to be aware of space and their surroundings.
The way I see it, we are on this planet observing wildlife in their home. This is their space, and we are renting it for our lifespan. Not the other way around. Animals do not naturally need humans to survive. " Says Artist about her work.
Ann Palmer lives in Rochester and spends up to 3 months a year in her cottage in the Loire Valley in France. She has been drawing and painting from 2007, taking up oils 8 years ago. Ann works in OILS principally land, sky and seascapes, often working directly out of doors in front of the scene. Her larger paintings are developed in the studio from her experiences en plein air, sketches and photographs. Ann gains inspiration from her travels to the coasts of Cornwall and Normandy as well as her home county of Kent.
Katerina Panagiotopoulou was born in Athens, Greece. She's a photographic and video artist based in London, UK. After the completion of her studies in Art and Design with distinction from Kensington and Chelsea College, she completed her BA in Photography with First Class Honours from the University of Westminster, London, UK. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the USA, UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, South Korea and Greece.
Artist about her work: "Exploring the human emotions and the dark side of the human mind, I blend facts and fictions to create images of short photo stories, uncovering hidden truths, breaking down stereotypes and constructing mythologies. With a particular focus on fine art, and often experimental and early photographic processes, I scrutinise the medium throughout the process until the final presentation and installation. My work is primarily project based, focusing on the philosophical and physical burdens of human nature."
Diane Ponder studied Art History, Anthropology and Linguistics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, earning a Visual Arts certificate through the University of Chicago Graham School. She spent her childhood surrounded by nature climbing trees, reading books and swimming in creeks. Her father was an engineer who worked on the moon landing and many other research projects. She currently lives in Chicago and works in two studios. Her work is currently showing at Osom Gallery in Humboldt Park and the Herman Miller showroom in the Merchandise Mart.
Her art encompasses painting in the abstract and figure drawings. Her technique has developed over many years of experience and study of contemporary art and art history, linguistics, logic, anatomy and anthropology.
Miranda Pothecary is a London based artist and illustrator.
‘Art is my Passion’. It defines how I relate to the world I live in.
I was exposed to Art from an early age. My grandmother was a renown local artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
After graduating from the London College of Fashion with a diploma in Art and Design, I created a successful career as an international fashion designer.
My label, ‘Mandy Pothecary’ was well known for my designs in Liberty Prints, selling to all the top luxury department stores in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Europe, Hong Kong and the West Indies. Showing seasonally in London, Paris , New York, and Germany.
In 2003 I moved to Spain for nine years and went back to my love of painting and drawing animals and in particular the wonderful majestic Andalusian Horses.
Pastels are a wonderful media for drawing animals . It brings out the sensitivity and characteristics of their muscular tone, eyes and texture of their fur, that is unique to pastel.
Chris Riggs for Mayor is contemporary NewYork City artist, whose art works are based on a unique combination of cubism, abstract, surrealism, minimalism, pop and street art has made him a leading artist of his generation. His paintings and sculptures are in museums, galleries, and private collections in over 50 countries.
I was born in 1965 in Gelsenkirchen /Germany and I grew up and lived in Gladbeck until I was 32. Since 1997 I live in Schöppingen, in the northwest Germany, near the Dutch border.
A few years ago I discovered my passion for the photography. Initially it was a small compact camera, which accompanied me to everywhere, since that was not enough. Eventually, I bought a SLR - Equipment, and in autodidactic studies I learned about the technical knowledge, which is necessary for the photography and which is essential for the further processing of the photos.
Born in 1958 in Paris from a British mother with a French background and a Belgian father with an Italian background, Ruspoli has presented his work in international art fairs and international galleries, increasing worldwide exposure.
He has been a recipient of several important international awards and medals such as to mention a few: Eugene Fromentin Award and Gold Medal in France, Masters Award, Collectors Choice Award, Honorable Mention Award and Honorable Award in the USA, Gold Medal in China, Honorary Award of Distinction, Power of Creativity Art Prize, Honorary Master Award and Honorable Award in the UK, Silver Medal in Italy.
Inspired by his surroundings, Ruspoli moved towards a new way of working stimulated by the influences of artists such as Chaim Soutine, Georges Rouault, Henri Matisse, Edward Munch and Egon Schiele.
Ruspoli artwork places the human figures in an abstract environment supported by a vivid use of colours where subtle gradation and dramatic contrast express nuance of emotion and sensuous physicality. The work also expresses the direct sensation of lived experience through organic shapes and forms woven from flowing lines and the viewer's gaze. It invites you to participate in a creative encounter with these elements constructing your visual languages and meanings.
Ruspoli has his paintings in Museum's permanent collections in Italy, Denmark, South Korea and French Polynesia.
"Art is about sharing visual ideas. My canvas may not have a front or a back cover, but I try with each study, each painting to represent a work to be read rather than stared at. If through my work as an artist I am able to stimulate thoughts and feelings, then I have achieved my goal."
Beata Maria Rzepecka is a London-based creative artist: fine art photographer, art curator, experimental animator and filmmaker. She is a graduate of the Goldsmiths, University of London, with an MA in Image and Communication led by Nigel Perkins. Her research brings together the arts and medicine through a series of projects. In her self-initiated work, she enjoys researching light and colour theories, visual perception, art symbolism and cultural studies. She has developed her own techniques of using paintings within still and moving image and through this experimentation, she has got closer to what she wants to achieve with her creative image-making. Her work has been featured in several exhibitions including the Portobello Art Gallery, Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival, Kino London, Guy's Hospital and Queen Mary Science Festival. Since 2014 she has been involved in numerous creative projects under the wings of Gabriel Fine Arts gallery and Gabriel Enterprise charity.
Artist about her work: “Art, and especially visual art, is always depended upon the act of seeing. Artists throughout the ages have always been passionately interested in visual perception in all its forms and optics. My experimentation with painting within still and moving image is constantly inspired by the nature of light, time and motion. I perceive light as a living substance, eternal and ever-changing. My work can be very experimental, however, I constantly research the history of arts and photography through the ages. “
Daniela Salido is a young contemporary artist from Mexico. Her mixed media work is highly inspired by Mexican culture and spirituality. Daniela is also a talented body painter and make-up artist.
Jonathan Shimony graduated from Harvard College’s Visual and Environmental Studies Department with highest honours in 1987. Thanks to a Luce Foundation Scholarship he was able to study in Japan at the Tokyo School of Art where he was awarded a diploma of higher studies in 1989. He returned to the United States to continue his education at the Massachusetts College of Art and obtained an MFA in 1991. Jonathan won a Fulbright Scholarship to France in 1994 to be the Artist in Residence at the Ecole Duperré (National School of Applied Arts) and has lived in Paris ever since.
Matthew Shutt is an English contemporary painter who specialises in hyper-realistic artworks engulfed in nostalgia and symbolism of Shutt’s childhood memories and ongoing struggles with mental health issues. His diverse body of works features both still life and landscape paintings with subject matter ranging from superheroes and action figures, art books and mundane objects to panoramic cityscapes and human interactions. Shutt was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and attended the University of Huddersfield in 2007 where he got a first-class honours degree in ‘interdisciplinary art and design’. He has had numerous exhibitions in and around Yorkshire and was represented in 2019 by the Mahlstedt gallery in New York.
Artist about his work: "My new work (which is also a continuation of the theme ‘nostalgia’ in my earlier works) is initially a response to the ‘new’ world we live in post-pandemic which got me thinking of the relationship between people and the environment. So often we take for granted being able to greet, hug, stand alongside and mix with other people in the world around us when this activity is taken away from you then you really miss something that was so normal it was hardly noticed every day anyway. This may be my initial inspiration to change from my previous subject matter, but it is not exclusive as further research into my genre’s favourite artists allowed me to observe certain patterns and imagery of both family photographs id taken over the years of London, Norfolk and Scarborough in particular and in new photographs of my surroundings fresh from the influence of lockdown."
John currently lives and works in the West Midlands, UK. He trained as a graphic designer at St Martin’s School of Art, London before going on to establish his own successful design and print business. In 2000, having achieved the goals he had set himself in business, he set off on a new career path, establishing himself as a fine artist and going on to successfully exhibit and sell his work nationally.
He is inspired by the challenges faced by the natural world and strives to produce creative work that has honesty and originality at its heart and in its execution. Skilled in a wide range of media, he endeavours to take a fresh approach to produce highly original works that incorporate such diverse materials as Polyfilla, powder paint, ash, oil on glass or recycled melamine in his paintings and recycled cardboard and papier-mache in his 3D sculptural work.
In this curated series of his work, he aims to provoke the observer into seeing beyond the initial colourful, surreal urban jungle imagery and to question our responses to the challenges facing our world.
Arron Sturgeon is an artist and musician living and working in San Diego, California. Born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Southern California, Arron draws inspiration from both Western and Eastern traditions of art from calligraphy and scroll landscape painting to abstract expressionism and conceptual art. Arron creates “conceptual abstract paintings”. Every series of paintings explore a specific idea and theme but all within a non-representational visual language.
In the “Form Follows Force” series, a design principle where form follows the flow of forces, rather than function, layers of semi-dry encaustic paint are violently scraped from the surface using large paint removing devices (the force). The remnants serve as the underlying structure which is then reworked and reconstructed into unexpected and dynamic compositions. The “form” articulates the “force” of the destructive act and is a metaphor for the destructive/creative force of nature and evolution.
In the “Geometric Theurgy” series, monist metaphysics is expressed through the process of hypostasis from the “one” to the “many” through a symbolic geometric system based on the principles of the golden ratio and music theory. Inspired by the mysticism of the Pythagoreans and Neoplatonists, compositional dice rolling games of Mozart and the “Le modulor final” of Le Corbusier, this geometric system also uses chance, color, ratio and patterning to code colour and generate unique musical compositions in Sonata form. These paintings are “musical paintings” and can be both seen and heard.
Born in Paris (1932) to Hungarian parents,
Sucsan studied ceramics, drawing and painting in both Paris and Budapest. In 1960 he decided to pursue his artistic career in Montreal, Canada. Sucsan works across mediums – painting, objects and craft, murals and sculpture. He created more than one thousand paintings in oil, this is in addition to large ceramic murals and ceramic plates. Other significant works include acrylics, drawings, ink, pastels and engravings. His work is included in many private and public collections around the world. His greatest achievements include: a medalist of the academic society of Paris Arts-Sciences- Letters and participation in the UNESCO's Hope and Optimism portfolio.
“To frequent the work of Charles Suscan is to enter a world in constant flux where sensitivity and spirituality go hand in hand in an always expressionist context. Sucsan is a spectator as much as an actor. His work takes its roots in the reality in which it evolves. However, we feel in his paintings something that exceeds the vision of everyday life and which is more of the action he wants to exercise on his environment. The originality of Sucsan lies in his immersion in a fierce struggle to dominate the material and expressiveness he wants to adorn. The figurative style of Sucsan is multiple and deep. Each part of this pictorial work is part of a precise quest in itself. Each painting is a deliberate choice that may have no visible link with the previous one but whose continuity is present through form, color, graphics, temporality. Inspired by contemporary trends, Sucsan remodels them with a flawless inspiration since not only a fourty-year career, but a lifetime full of impressions, reflections and decisions in a search for perpetual becoming”.
Jacques de Roussan
Kathlene Tracy's artwork is a culmination of an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and interest in art as a medium for expression that is able to transcend many of the barriers of other forms of communication. She began art classes at the same time as beginning school winning National Juried Competitions at very young ages and also pursued higher education for understanding human behavior holding faculty appointments at Yale University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other prestigious academic institutions while sustaining dual careers in psychology and the visual arts fields. Within New York City she has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions of her work and is now exhibiting in London. In addition, her work is included in both public and private collections.
American-born Julie Windler has been an award-winning Functional Potter since 1972. The artist about her work: "Each piece of my pottery, by sight and feel, reveals a real part of me. The shape, weight, and feel of my work have the imprint of my hands and the tension or peace I was experiencing as the pottery was formed. The overwhelming emotion experienced in making my pottery is pure joy. If you listen very closely, when holding my work, you may hear an Italian tenor singing opera as that IS the music of my art."
Paul Wuensche is a London-based figurative artist. He has had several solo shows in London, as well as exhibiting in numerous group shows including the BP Portrait Awards, The Discerning Eye, and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Although he works on portraits, nudes and still lifes in his studio, he also paints outside throughout the year. His approach to landscape painting has developed over time, and plays an important role in his overall practice.
Maritta Winter`s sculptures with dynamically curved forms, display a sensuality of movement and have a bold, vital presence.
Maritta has exhibited internationally and among others, her sculpture "Skydream" stands in the reception area of the Prime Tower in Zürich, her work "Léarc" stands in front of a contemporain Cultural Center in France and "Douceur I" is actually shown in Giardini Marinaresse in Venice during the Art Biennale.
Swiss, Born 1990. Crystel is a contemporary artist that graduated from the art school of Valais in 2014. Crystel draws her inspiration from social themes, public places, travel and nature. A recent series of photographs called Itinerances superimpose several spaces during these trips. The interior and exterior together creates ephemeral moments through her train journeys. A still image mixing dirt on a lonely window with a moving landscape creates a mysterious atmosphere, sometimes fierce, sometimes tragic or even of a rare beauty. Each still image is unique.
“Nothing is more usual than a landscape passing by at high speed, slowing, stopping. The world moves in general indifference. We look at our smartphones, we talk to kill time, we read a book, interesting or not. We stare blankly at the moving landscape without really looking at it, almost forgetting that it exists.” Says Artist about her work.
Florencia Zampieri was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Extensive knowledge of various art forms and techniques provided her with a solid base to pursue career in arts. Abstract, collage, colours, acrylic, oils, pencils, papers, textures are her tools to compose her dynamic world. In addition to her professional ambitions, she is a loving mum for her three young children.
Rawia Ghandour Zantout has a degree in Business and Finance from the University of Southern Europe in Monte Carlo, Monaco, although her real passion has always been the arts.
Rawia finds her inspiration in the works of prominent Impressionist painters many of whom lived and worked in the south of France where she lived and studied. Her work thus mirrors the magical reflections present in nature.
Originally a Fashion Designer, Grady Zeeman’s love for people, their joys and fears are evident in her work. Her human subjects are rife with stunning visuals which effortlessly draw the viewer to her subjects. Her paintings are an audible call for attention and understanding, evoking deep emotions. As the portrayal of strong women are important to her, Zeeman uses her daughter Elle, friend Andrea Weichelt or herself as models for her paintings
“Characterized by melancholy, Zeeman’s work illustrates sentiments to which all people can relate” - NY Art Times
MICHAEL K. YAMAOKA is a Clio Award-winning international photographer and the recipient of numerous photography awards from the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York where he currently exhibits. Mr Yamaoka spent many years as a commercial photographer in Manhattan, shooting for many of the Fortune 500 companies, before he turned to fine art photography.
Born and educated in Japan, he was the first Japanese student to receive a degree in photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After locating to New York, his unique approach to advertising photography attracted a clientele that included blue-chip clients such as Pepsi-Cola, AT&T, Toshiba, General Electric, and Time-Life.
The death of his son in 1997 prompted a deep reevaluation of his creative life, and Mr Yamaoka began to concentrate solely on his personal photography, publishing a book, Odyssey, A 35 Year Photographic Journey, and establishing a scholarship in his son’s memory. Then, an exhibition of his photographs at the Cast Iron Gallery in Soho, New York, and another at the Dentsu Kosan Gallery in Tokyo launched his career as a fine-art photographer, paving the way for numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. Shooting extensively worldwide, he continued to develop the themes of solitude, stillness, and singularities, in details that often emphasize the passage of time. His recent works include large-format prints featuring “Goddess” figures in locations around the world, executed in both conventional and new media.
Mr Yamaoka has exhibited in critically acclaimed solo shows in New York at the New Art Center, the Atlantic Gallery, the German Consulate, the United Nations, and various other venues, and is an exhibiting member of the Salmagundi Club. He has been invited to mount international solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nuremberg, and in fourteen cities in Bavaria, Germany, and has been featured in group shows in New York and London. Mr Yamaoka’s work is included in private and corporate collections worldwide, and in 2008 he was honoured when I.M. Pei requested a print for his personal collection.