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Artists On Review

The Photographer: Ana Backhaus

Graceful Simplicity - Digital File, €250

“I try to capture the human experience, the relationship between my subjects and their environment, with a blend of depth, quirkiness, and meticulous attention to detail. I embrace ambiguity and like to ignite curiosity, leaving room for interpretation. I delve into subtle nuances, leading to introspection.”

Visual Poetry: Isabel Herrera

Untitled - Polaroid Emulsion lift. Polaroid 600 film

"The images I capture reveal my dreams, my fairy tale; that irrational language that feeds my spirit; an illusory encounter with myself, where I revisit my childhood, and where ordinary experiences become poetry. In stillness, I have found life to be a succession of vanishing, ephemeral moments."

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Currents in Art: Sarah Ann Weber

(Sarah Ann Weber) Installation: Tropical Disease at Anat Ebgi Gallery, 2019

"I draw landscapes that combine my observations and memories of the natural world with abstraction. Here, figures are camouflaged, androgynous, and more plant-based than human. There is beauty, but upon closer inspection, violence and decay are also present."

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Dismantling Dichotomies: Iva Troj

What Gives - Oil on canvas

The underlying stories, especially the conflicts, are much more interesting to me than mere portraiture. I want to know what’s going on, which is why I have always been interested in research. When I went back to university for a second BA and a Master's, I chose software design, philosophy, and cognitive science rather than fine art, because science fascinates me. My themes are almost always about taking things apart and putting them back together and for that you need to look outside yourself.

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Bit by Bit: Weiting Wei

Light sleeper - Polymer clay 14 x 11 x 3.5 in.

"Transitioning from girl to mother feels like the moment that we acquire our protective layers, our feathers, scales and armor. But our interior becomes softer, more sensitive with the love and bond we develop for our children. So in some ways, we are weaker should something pierce through our armor."

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Is A Rose a Rose?

Passive-Aggressive - Autoclaved-aerated-concrete (Ytong) carving 45x10x5 cm

"In my studio I pursue an uncompromising search for new connections, concocting one-of-a-kind artworks out of common materials. I am particularly interested in the latter, for each material has its own cultural and local memory, and is part of a frame of reference and field of associations."

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Embodied Structures: Tova Lotan

Mass “Chunks and industrial bolt”

"My works explore the concepts of 'clothing,' 'the human body,' and 'the home' as integral structures that embody 'the wrapping principle.' This principle encompasses the diverse methods through which the living body is adorned, concealed, and cocooned. My artistic endeavors involve deconstructing and reassembling the narratives of clothing through the utilization of sketching and painting techniques."

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Everything Speaks: Olivia-Patricia O’Neal

Butterfly Shades II (Vera Wang) (Mask Series) - Oil on hand prepared linen 86.36 x 52 cm

"The narrative nature of my art can be described as offering suggestions of associations for storytelling. Starting with inspiration, using the skill necessary to reveal the interpretation (subjective as it maybe) is a process of discovery that hopefully reflects integrity in my artistic vision."

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Intuitive Painting: Wei Jiang

Innocence - Oil on wood 35 x 35 cm $10000

"My work imaginatively expresses my pro-consciousness and enlightenment through the subjective context of visual art. I follow my intuition to see the mysterious and spiritual universe. I think the world would be a better place if we focused more on settling in the present moment."

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Observing and Reacting: d W Whitfield

Untitled - Acrylic 120 x 80 cm

"I believe that art needs to reflect and challenge the changes within all societies and attempt an insightful approach of challenge to avoid sinking into complacency and banality."

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In A Painterly Mood: Pinar Ture Gursoy

Awakening - Oil & Fusain on canvas 120 x 100 cm

"The artworks by contemporary Turkish artist Pinar Ture Gursoy are immediately charged with feeling and deep emotion. Her expression is figurative and the subjects of her paintings are described in a beauty that is not only corporeal but also metaphysical. "
- Curator Francesca Brunello

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Spiritual Captures: Holly Wilmeth

The Things We Carry - Photograph

Holly creates images that embody elements of nature, mysticism, and spirituality. Drawing inspiration from ancient mythologies, symbolism, diverse cultures and a deep spiritual practice, her images are a personal interpretation of her life’s sacred dance.

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Crafting Coastal Visions: Samuel Cheeseman

Vortex of Flavors - Wood, Metal, Corian, Gemstones, and Paint - 27cm x 20cm - £3,800

“I view my work as a way to connect with the great artisans of the past. A sketch or idea leads onto maquettes, which enables full-size drawings and prototypes. It involves many different disciplines using traditional and experimental techniques. I aim to record moments of precision and beauty.”

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Beyond the Surface: Brian McClear

Riki - Oil 60 x 40 in.

"Whether I’m painting a portrait or a still life, I’m fascinated by shape, texture and how things fit together. I’m that person that buys a rusted hinge because of its frozen shape or carries home a stone because of its feel in my hand. My studio is brimming with objects (junk) picked up along the way. And there they sit until something reminds me of an object found days or years before. Something draws a connection between two completely different objects. And when paired, it’s precisely those differences that emphasize a commonality or imply a new meaning."

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Meditation: Jean-Marie Bidet

Sans titre, 2023 - Acrylic on canvas , 80 x 100 cm €3500

"Nature and the cosmos are my sources of inspiration."

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The Anatomy of a Landscape: Gary Wagner

Dune View - Photograph 16 x 20 in.

"I find the creation of photographic art today to offer endless possibilities for creativity and the making and sharing of visual art. As an artist, I try to not only pay respect to the natural order and beauty of the earth but also to show my vision of the land, sea, and light."

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Giving Body to the Surreal: William Charuhas

Regatta - Colored pencils 19 x 13 in.

"As a retired architect and retail design executive, I draw unconventional subjects in a representative style. My illustrations are 'snapshots' from unfinished or untold stories that peek into a fantasy world where anything is possible."

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Qubits in Art: Tadashi Nishida

May it be (2023) - Digital photo retouche in Photoshop 20 x 27 cm €475

"When I come into contact with images that have undergone various transformations in the process of retouching digital photographs, they evoke deeply buried memories. I attempt to express this perspective as an observer. In quantum physics, the observer and the observed cannot be separated. They are one."

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Mixed Media: David-Edward-Johnson

IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I LAUGH • Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, Paper, Cardboard, Ephemera, and Household on Canvas • 18 x 24 in.• $1200

"I am a mixed media visual artist. The rhythmic, the esoteric, the mystic, the poetic, and the intuitive drive my work. All of those shape my aesthetic and give my pieces backbone. The breadth of the sublime, the mist of inner spaces, and the intrinsically American are also found on my canvases. My long background as both a writer and designer roots the abstract work in language."

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Animal Portraits: Debbie K Morris

Fields of Gold - Pastel pencils on Pastelmat 30 x 40 cm

"Currently I am enjoying painting wildlife but I honestly enjoy any subject that I find a challenge and am happy with whatever theme and subject I choose. I especially like painting eyes, they are the window to the soul and give so much expression and meaning to a subject. I also love to paint metal objects and I love to include water droplets in some of my work. I enjoy painting people and I am more recently becoming inspired by movement within a theme such as dancing or natural actions such as wildlife chase."

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Personal Geographies: Emiko Aida

Sakura - Oil painting on canvas 138 x 86 cm

"My method of making work is most often a combination of several different materials in one piece. In doing so, I can create wondering movements in the viewer’s eyes, but also layers of emotional and intellectual reactions. In this way, I hope to pass my conscious vibrations to the viewers."

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The Red Bags: Bea Last

The Red Bags 2022 - 300 hand crafted red bags, Repurposed waterproof canvas, Bullet Holes, Size variable depending on space, £8,000
“I am a professional contemporary artist. My creative practice is process-based and currently, I am exploring drawing in its broadest sense, creating sculptural drawings and art installations. The materials I use are either recycled or upcycled, from plastics to newspaper, found objects & fabrics.” See More >>

Layered Harmonies: Jennifer Bain

Chatter, Acrylic on panel 26 x 38 in. $4,500

“I create abstract compositional grounds with gestural, chromatically layered surfaces and geometric forms, against which I juxtapose realistic renderings of birds. I combine abstraction with bird imagery to symbolically represent ideas such as freedom versus structure.”

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From Ukraine with Love: Sergey Piskunov

Portrait with gold hand - Oil on canvas 160 x 120 cm
A burst of emotion, forcing the artist to turn inside out his soul and leave it on the canvas – that’s how the Ukrainian artist Sergey Piskunov sees the work of his life. Hyper-realistic paintings, possessing their own charm and character, children of unique inspiration. See More >>

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Art Magazines by CFA Press

Circle Quarterly Art Review #8

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Circle Quarterly Art Review #6

Circle Quarterly Art Review #4

Spotlight Magazine #35

Art IDEAL #3

CFA Artist of the Year

1st Place Award

Noémie L. Côté

(Canada, Painter)
https://noemielcote.com

Looking at a piece by Noemie L. Cote you are at once hit by the sugar-pop of colour that reimagines the landscapes she brings to life on canvas. It’s hard not to be swept along in the bounce of her impasto painted strokes and moved by the sheer joy that emanates from her work.

Noémie specializes in vibrant open-impressionist landscapes that capture the essence of a scene, breathes new life into it and leaves the observer uplifted. It’s as if her mind were a prism that takes in the white light that she sees and disperses the component colours on the rolling hills or through the branches of a tree. This gives her work the quality of blown glass where colours play off each other and come together as a whole to define the feeling of a scene.

CFA Artist of the Year

2nd Place Award

Kashawelski

(Macedonia, Painter)
https://www.kashawelski.co/

     "My art is predominantly based around realism, shrouded with elements of mystery which are coming from my inner world and sublime thinking. In many cases, the composition is set in a form of a rebus, with a desire to provoke the audience's imagination to unlock the true meaning of the story."

CFA Artist of the Year

3rd Place Award

Anthea Kerou

(USA, Multidisciplinary)
https://www.antheakerou.com/

"As an artist, I use a variety of mediums to explore themes of purity, communication, inspiration, and rebirth. I focus on the sacred and the forgotten, and the wild expansion of the imagination. I strive to create art that transforms and transcends difficult emotions, and that has a unique energy and presence that can be felt by the viewer."

Anthea Kerou is an American artist of Greek and English descent, known for her diverse and experimental approach to art. With a background in 3D character animation and a passion for health and personal growth, Anthea brings a unique perspective to her work. Born in New Jersey, Anthea has lived and traveled extensively, including stints in New York City, Los Angeles, Madrid, England, and Montreal. She is currently based in Palm Beach, Florida, where she has been enhancing her fine art & augmented reality skills.

Art IDEAL

Explore Contemporary Aesthetics

The third volume of our annual ArtIDEAL magazine delves into the diverse practices of 92 contemporary artists from around the world. With a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital art, mixed media, and new media, the selected artists share a common thread of exceptional technique, aesthetic sensibility, and creative expression.

As you leaf through the pages, you will have the opportunity to explore each artist's unique approach and artistic vision. The magazine showcases their portfolios, providing an insight into their works and artistic journeys. Whether you are drawn to traditional mediums or fascinated by innovative digital creations, you will find a rich tapestry of artistry within these pages.

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