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Design & Technology: Scott Troxel

King (2021)

"I draw on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retro-futurist wooden sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past as much as they look to the future. I am fascinated by the way pieces of technology, culture, and design reveal their age and aim to make work that cannot be pinned to a specific era."

Dark Romance: Jiabao Sun

Two Flowers - Photograph 33 x 22 in.

"I enjoy the silence and appreciate the rich thoughts that being alone brings to me. At the same time, I deal with ambiguous and incomprehensible darkness hidden deep in my heart. The project aims to visualize my inner dialogues and thoughts, which are sensitive, fragile, and dark."

Click & Go: Denise M Dethlefsen

Sunset on Molas Pass - Digital Photograph

"My photography is often spontaneous, unplanned, and serendipitous. I don't follow the pattern of traditional landscape and nature photographers who pre-plan their images; my style is more instinctive with an element of 'let's just go and see what happens!"

Guided by Instinct: Sylvia Galos

Untitled, Inv.Nr. 0349, 2019, - Mixed media on paper, laminated on woodbox, 100 x 100 cm

"I would like to give the viewer the opportunity to search for traces and to find his individual associations and interpretations. Usually, without a title, my paintings, therefore, do not indicate any associations. I feel lucky when my pictures become mediators of the unspeakable in conversation with the viewer."

Beautiful Bizarre: Lukas Kandl

“What matters to me is to show paintings in front of which the attentive spectator will settle down, enter into communion, take his own waking dream walk and dress, if only for a moment, in a rare, unusual sensation.”

Carved Aspen: Elizabeth Frank

Midnight Spirit - Carved aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tintype photograph, acrylic paint, wax 33 x 8.5 8.5 in.

"Every summer or fall, I visit an aspen forest to collect wood for my carvings. Each visit is like a pilgrimage. Every time I return, I’m moved by the strength and the delicacy of the natural world. My love for the natural world and my concern for the environment often translate into works about the complex relationship between humans and nature in this modern age."

Perfect Balance: Peter Zarkob

Renacer - Photograph 30 x 34,9 cm

Born in Spain, Peter Zarkob has a degree in Information Sciences from the Advertising department of University of Seville. From the beginning, Zarkob specialized in the creation of logos and corporate identity manuals, embodying the philosophy and personality of his clients in simple and geometric designs.

Attention to Detail: Abdelfettah Karmane

Nature morte avec instruments de musique - Watercolor on paper 81 x 113 cm

"I am a laureate of the School of Plastic Arts in Rabat, my career spans more than 36 years of artistic experience in which I have organized several individual and collective exhibitions at the national and international level I also have several interviews, reports and press articles, the last of which was a very nice encounter with the watercolorists' magazine l'art de l'aquarelle."

Pointilism: Sushila Oliphant

Orange Sunshine - Acrylic pointillism on art board 11 x 14 in.

“I love to capture that wondrous spiritual feeling of awe that certain places in nature emit. I paint from those memories and the peace and joy of having been there - even if only in my imagination. Painting nature is so inspiring and is the food for my soul on its journey."

Mixed media: Wendy Cohen

Light Windfall - Acrylic markers on wood 30 x 30 cm

Wendy Cohen is a Sydney-based artist whose practice focuses on the relationship of colours, shapes, lines, and forms with the relationship of natural and urban environments. Her aim is to highlight the interconnection of life by the integration of various shapes into a cohesive body of forms in conjunction with recycled or interesting collage elements.

Painterly: Cora Vogtschmid

Here Comes The Sun - Oil on canvas 110 x 120 cm

"I've been drawing and painting since I was young. In my father's family there were many painters, so I kind of grew up with it and was encouraged by them. After a visit to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam at the age of nine, I was determined, that was what I wanted to be, a painter."

Total Mood: Antoine Dutilh

Em - Digital painting 840 x 1094 mm

"My work is evolving towards creating scenes that subtly exaggerate reality. Patience is really important to me in art, it clearly shows when someone puts thought and time into a piece; Jeremy Geddes is the perfect example of this, I really admire his work."

Lyrical Explosion: Jerielyn Mao

Safe Haven Mixed media on paper and digital editing 7.7 x 6.5 in.

"I keep a notepad of ideas that I would one day life to draw from. Sometimes I get a spark in my mind, and I will begin sketching. There are many times where I perform the act of automatic drawing--simply putting down line or brushwork continuously as if my hand is led by something greater than I am, without having a specific purpose in mind. I've recently come to realize that this is a form of channeling energy. Many pieces have been formed this way, and this is definitely my most preferred way of creating."

The Minimalist: Maj-Britt Niklasson

The very first morning - Oil on canvas 130 x 120 cm

"My inspiration: shadow and light. Tension pulling in different directions. Suspense, endurance and patience until the right moment is there for that which has to mature and be born into something new. Thesis and antithesis become a synthesis. This is a big part of my inspiration."

Subtle Gestures: 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."

Art as Healing: Hiromi Watanabe

Beloved - Watercolor 410 x 318 mm

recurring theme in Hiromi paintings is the "smile" and for her it represents painful experiences of the past. The artist has suffered from Myasthenia gravis (MG) and has faced death. It also has to do with the bitter memories of school days that she was not allowed to express. It was a very painful experience and she seems to have been desperate to live in the future. After treatment and rehabilitation, Hiromi has been able to think positively and create art that provides healing: "If it helps someone who has a hard time like me.

Observing Nature: Yvan Bédard

Spring Serenity - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.

"After dedicating my life to describing in data the different scales of cartographic perception of the world, I now photograph its landscapes. As I described the earth on small and large scales, I now photograph grand vistas and intimate scenes. As I mapped immaterial as well as material phenomena, I photograph both fuzzy and precise subjects. As I mapped evolving and static phenomena, I see a temporality in everything I look at. Trees and rock particularly inspire me, because in my imagination, they symbolize two significant temporal scales, namely the duration of a life and eternity."

What is Beauty: Asta Caplan

From a Dream Diary I - Oil on canvas 100 x 140 cm

Asta Caplan is a Finnish-born visual artist living and working in Germany. Her work concentrates on the search and study of beauty: The works are spaces for contemplation allowing time for a closer look deeper inwards. Her search of beauty is also a search for the human sense of belonging to the world.

Juxtaposed: Anna Belleforte

Alley of the Ardennes - Paper maps (Belgium), acrylic

"Observations on the built environment are the springboards to my work: the history and stories, the patterns and geometries, and how structures impact our lives or communicate values and experiences. I build compositions piece by piece with paper (from books/maps) colorfully tinted in acrylics.”

Spiritual Histories : Emiko Aida

White Birch - Etching on paper and wire 89 x 51cm

Why do I make art? Because I need it to live. I am losing my self-esteem and even reason to live, if I am not able to produce art. As some saying, one can choose own partner, but job chooses one.

Part of the Process: Bea Last

The Red Line 2020 - Salvaged, Upcycled, Recycled Plastic film/ size variable depending on location

"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.”

Perfect Fantasy: Guigen Zha

Time II - Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in.

Zha's paintings are rooted in his cross-cultural life experience, superimposing Eastern subject matter and aesthetics with Western techniques and conceptual approach. Zha brings to us, cut flowers symbolize the isolation and yearning of the pandemic era and hope into constraint and loneliness.

Textures: Torhild Frøydis Eid

Silence - Acrylic/Mixed media 60 x 60 cm
"While the music is playing - I surrender - and I let the brush intuitively play over the canvas - this especially when it comes to abstract painting. The result is often unique and very unexpected! My aim for my painting is to awake and to remind the observer of all the beauty in life - as well as offer moments of joy and moments to just breathe!”

Acrylic on canvas: Elahe Jalili

Noor Forest, North of Iran - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm

"I am a painter who creates detailed landscape paintings using acrylic paint on canvas. My work is often photorealistic, showing open views of nature. With these pieces, I seek to represent the rich variety of colours and textures of the plants, rolling hills, lakes and more dramatic elements."

The search inward: Eric Wixon

"I had a bitchin' Atari jacket as a kid that I wore while riding my dirt bike. One day I got lost and ran out of gas. After pushing my bike as far as I could I left it in a field. Crying, I walked on and eventually found a house. They called my folks and I got grounded because I was only allowed to ride close to home. Long story short, it was a shitty day. That said, exploration is never overrated."

The Perfectionist: Gerard Huber

"My strategy is to employ beauty as a subversive instrument of seduction, a peacefully sensual way of drawing the viewer into a space that challenges heteronormative assumptions of male competition, and which demonstrates that same-sex relationships are wholesome, healthy and life-affirming."

Spotlight Magazine

Issue 27

 

Discover the latest issue of Spotlight Magazine presenting a unique selection of remarkable contemporary artists from around the world. Through the pages of this magazine we offer our readers a wide variety of perspectives, techniques and approaches to visual art. Flip through the magazine to discover artwork and contact us or the artist directly to inquire about purchasing a piece.

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Explore Contemporary Aesthetics

 

 

The first issue of Art IDEAL magazine includes the work of 116 contemporary artists from around the world. We look at a variety of practices; from painters working in traditional oil on canvas, contemporary realism and abstract expressionism, photographers capturing in film and digital in the studio and outdoors as well as a variety of unique techniques in 2D, 3D and digital media. This diverse anthology provides an opportunity to discover mid-career and established artists and explore a wide spectrum of contemporary aesthetics. To find out more about each artist, visit their website and inquire with us or them directly to collaborate or purchase a featured artwork.

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CFA Artist of the Month

Angela Banks

(Painter, South Africa)

Angela Banks is a fine artist living and working in Johannesburg. She received a BA (Fine Arts) in 1999 and MA (Fine Arts) in 2003 from the University of Pretoria. She has since exhibited in various group and solo shows and has been on residencies in both France and China. These residencies afforded her the opportunity to engage with European as well as Eastern art, artists, galleries and exhibits and allowed her to exhibit internationally too.

Angela received the 1st Place Award in the CFA Artist of the Month competition. Visit her website and contact the artist directly to inquire about a collaboration or collecting her artwork.

www.angelabanks.co.za

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Arjun Kamath

(Photographer, India

Arjun Kamath is an award-winning, internationally published photographer and filmmaker. He is known for creating photo stories that entail crucial social messages which have been published by the United Nations, Nat Geo, Vogue, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and other reputed global media houses. His professional expertise is supported by a Master's in Film and Television Production from one of the world's finest film schools, the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. Kamath finds a unique approach in photography, marked by dramatic compositions, vibrant imagery, and heart-stirring stories.

Arjun received the 2nd Place Award in the CFA Artist of the Month competition. Visit his website and contact the artist directly to inquire about a collaboration or collecting his artwork.

www.kamatharjun.com

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Michael Herbert Dorn

(Painter, Bermuda (UK) / USA / Belgium)

Michael Herbert Dorn holds a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA, 2018) from Lesley University College of Art & Design (USA), graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (USA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Visual & Performing Arts (emphasis in Film/Video), and has studied traditional painting and drawing at ateliers in France and Italy.  The artist was born in St. George's, Bermuda, and he is a citizen of both the USA and the UK. Michael resides in and works in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium.

Michael received the 3rd Place Award in the CFA Artist of the Month competition. Visit his website and contact the artist directly to inquire about a collaboration or collecting his artwork.

www.michaelherbertdorn.com

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