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Artists On Review
CFA Artist of the Year: Thomas W. Schaller
"Why we paint is far more important than how or even what we paint. It is always my aim to paint the expressive experience of my inspirations rather than any physical reality. My work is always a study in contrasts: light / dark, vertical / horizontal, warm / cool, the real / the imagined, and elements of the past, present, and future."
Dot by Dot: Jingfeng Li
"The beauty of realistic pen-and-ink painting is that it uses just a black line to paint a rich and delicate picture. It presents a beauty of vicissitudes. I like the color of black, white and gray. Its deep, quiet yet noble quality profoundly attracts me."
Currents in Art: Sarah Ann Weber
"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."
Dismantling Dichotomies: Iva Troj
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.
Bit by Bit: Weiting Wei
"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."
Is A Rose a Rose?
"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."
Embodied Structures: Tova Lotan
"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."
Everything Speaks: Olivia-Patricia O’Neal
"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."
Intuitive Painting: Wei Jiang
"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."
Observing and Reacting: d W Whitfield
"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."
In A Painterly Mood: Pinar Ture Gursoy
"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
Spiritual Captures: Holly Wilmeth
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.
Crafting Coastal Visions: Samuel Cheeseman
“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.”
Beyond the Surface: Brian McClear
"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."
Meditation: Jean-Marie Bidet
"Nature and the cosmos are my sources of inspiration."
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The Anatomy of a Landscape: Gary Wagner
"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."
Giving Body to the Surreal: William Charuhas
"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."
Qubits in Art: Tadashi Nishida
"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."
Mixed Media: David-Edward-Johnson
"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."
Animal Portraits: Debbie K Morris
"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."
Personal Geographies: Emiko Aida
"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
Layered Harmonies: Jennifer Bain
“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.”
From Ukraine with Love: Sergey Piskunov
Art Ideal v.3
Explore Contemporary Aesthetics
The 3rd volume of our annual ArtIDEAL magazine examines the diverse practices of 92 contemporary artists from around the globe. Ranging from painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography to digital, mixed and new media the selected artists’ profiles are bound together by a high level of technique, aesthetic and creativity. Leaf through the pages to explore each unique approach and get in direct contact with them to collect their work.
Art Magazines by CFA Press
Explore the 35th edition of Spotlight • Contemporary Art Magazine, showcasing an exclusive curation of 91 talented fine artists hailing from diverse corners of the globe. In this issue, we delve into the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art, offering a rich tapestry of ideas, techniques, and aesthetics that deserve a place in your collection.
Experience the magazine's digital pages as you seamlessly navigate through the artwork. Each artist's profile is just a click away, allowing you to delve deeper into their creative world and connect with them directly.