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Circle Quarterly Art Review | 5

An Examination of Current Trends and Original Practices in Visual Art

Leaf through the latest issue of Circle Quarterly Art Review to discover a unique selection of 115 artists from around the world. Inquire about purchasing a featured artwork or collaborating with a featured artist. Visit the magazine page to see more and order your print copies today.

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Artists On Review

Magical Realsim: Lukáš KÁNDL

(Lukáš KÁNDL) Lohengrin - My Beloved Swan oil on canvas - 195 x 130 cm

"I like to think that in another life, I was yet living in Prague, as somebody in charge of Rudolf II’s fabulous collection in which you could find, for example, astrological tools, potions to make gold, the philosophical stone, impenetrable manuscripts full of VITRIOL formula."

Lukáš received 1st Place in the CFA Artist of the Year Award 2019.

The Sensationalist: Iva Troj

What Gives - Oil on canvas

"As a child, I was taught to question one-dimensional narratives, which grew from a survival technique to a technology of the artistic self. That is probably why I often focus on the normalization of dysfunctional discourses, from the victimization of the female gender to religious dogma and racism."

Iva received 2nd Place in the CFA Artist of the Year 2019 Award.

Fresh and Colorful: Sarah Ann Weber

Installation: Chicago 1969 at EXPO CHICAGO, presented with 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."

Sarah received 3rd Place in the CFA Artist of the Year Award 2019.

Ceramics: Nathan Neufeld

Monolith

"Much of my work stems from a passion for exploration. Like the author of a book you can't put down, I strive to share this sense of exploration, discovery, and revelation with to viewer and user."

A Lot Going On: Imogen Clarke

Call to Prayer - Pen and ink 72.5 x 70 cm

"From that time forth he believed that the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gesture of trees." - Ursula K. Le Guin

Color Burst: Catherine Guinot

VIBRAL - Oil on linen canvas Diameter 80 cm

"Color is my golden thread, my main tool. Then comes expression, experimentation, pictorial exploration. I search, everything inspires me, photos, travels, sensations, emotions, conversations. One pictorial experience leads to the next, just as in tracing a path of life. I seek for beauty everywhere.."

Open-ended Narratives: Stéphane Vereecken

Hotel Mutation 001 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm

Belgian photographer and artist, Stéphane Vereecken holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Brussels. He has been actively exhibiting from a young age in cultural centers and galleries in Brussels. Classical studies in several art academies and different media have allowed the artist to develop a multidisciplinary vision. His Rabid Animal series began in 1999. Vereecken photographs models and landscapes and follows on to draw a story on the wall and their bodies.

Mixing Disciplines: Riitta Nelimarkka

An Outsider, Camus, 1990 - Wool relief 220 x 250 x 3 cm

"Love your work, enjoy dialogue, stay curious and experiment new ideas. Let yourself be self-critical, but not at the beginning of the project. think everything is possible and never give up. Take care of your beloved and nosce te ipsum - know yourself."

Professor Riitta Nelimarkka’s multifacetedness makes her one of the most exciting Finnish visual artists. Her art is characterized by a fearless use of colour and form, as well as virtuoso drawing skills and using music in her art.

Out There: Nick Dale

Lioness Lies Covered in Cubs On Savannah - Photograph

"I ended up reading English at Oxford and working as a strategy consultant for a few years before 'retiring' at the age of 29! I then travelled round the world for seven years, doing four ski seasons and working on an internet start-up in San Francisco, before finally returning to London in 2005. At that point, consulting work felt too stressful, so I decided to go 'quality of life', and I'm now a private tutor and wildlife photographer."

A Clear Vision: Witold Śliwiński

Molecule - Glass 435 x 170 x 395 mm

"I seek inspiration in the things that get my attention and admiration. New ideas come to my mind during my trips. The Concept consists of the Inspiration and the Idea. The sculptures need to be well thought through and they need to be clean and neat as calligraphy. Every piece is carefully planned."

From India with Love: Rakesh Ray Choudhury

‘In a concrete circle’,, based on the idea of ‘body’ as a holograph.

"I share my affinity with the human stories that reveal a state of transition. Inspiration comes to me from the spirit that animates all matter. I compare human body and objects with elements of the Earth, specifically mountains, to establish a state of movement from clay to things. In a subtle way, I borrow elements from the kitchen, mythology and people to create a mystical state of consciousness."

Nuances: Yvan Bédard

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

Yvan Bédard is a fine art landscape photographer using shining light in a vivid atmosphere or soft light in a minimalist scene. He also created an eccentric photo technique named “luminarization” that reverses positive zones into negatives zones based on luminosity in color landscapes.

The Classicist: Gerard Huber

Classical Figures X - Sub Rosa

"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."/em>

From Italy with Love: Laura Daddabbo

Vision softly creeping - Digital photograph

"My creative production is mainly focused on the identity, emotions and sensibility of the female world always in relation to time and the importance of the past in women's lives."

Oil on canvas: Carolyn Adams

Apple Composition Study # 1 - Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.

"For years I have studied and experimented with the Imprimatura technique of the Old Masters. As an artist, I am concerned with the concepts of space and its relationship to the extremities of chiaroscuro and color intensity. I use this technique to achieve the desired results in my artwork."

It's in the News: Stephen Spiller

They Stole The Money - Archival Pigment Print 10 x 23 in.

"The acrimony in United States politics is appalling. Social, political, and cultural practices shape our lives. Our government is polarizing the electorate and emasculating our country. Who we are as individuals, and collectively as a nation, is reflected by our decisions and actions."

Irish Sculptor: Eleanor Swan

Just Listen - Ceramics

"After working in clay for so many years I am beginning to realise that my art is a form of storytelling. There is great freedom in that and it allows me to respond to the world around me in so many different ways."

Between the Old & the New: Antoine Dutilh

Flutter - Digital Portrait 840 x 1188 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."

Scale Matters: Gianfranco Pacini

La costituzione ideale - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 80 cm

"My manifesto and key to interpreting my works - the stecco used to rume the color is already painting. Stecco a humble tool, to create a work in harmony, as man is also called to achieve coexistence in harmony."

Soft Fields: Piero

Luna Piena, 2014 - Oil on canvas 80 x 40 cm

"My art is dreamy and in my works, I try to convey on the canvas how I wish the world was seen by my eyes. Less stressed..more serene, more calm and thoughtful..more honest and sincere."

Timeless: Edith Jung

Eye In The Sky - Mixed media on wood 120 x 110 cm
"My works are seen as a creative exploration of internal worlds where archaic and yet timeless ciphers of magic, sacred character arise. I developed the technique on my own, the glossy colors have an atmospheric quality that allows one´s gaze to relax, as if looking far into the distance."

Speaking in Metal: Tobbe Malm

The Iron Roses, Memorial after July 22nd 2011 terror attack - 1000 iron roses

Tobbe Malm’s artistry draws its strength from his own emotions and his fondness for storytelling. The attentive artist combines reflections on the time we are living in with expressions from growing up in the mining industry’s Norberg in Sweden. He creates unique art that invites to curiosity and wonder.

Contemporary Myths: Isis Hockenos

Still Life With Lion Mask - Oil on linen 60 x 100 cm
"I explore ideas of shape-shifting, transformation, masks and identity. Through vibrant visual narrative, sometimes parabolic, other times more abstruse, I take my experiences and surroundings and weave them into a personal mythology; a canon of stories that has been developing throughout my life and that I employ to better understand the world around me."

A Story to Tell: Angie Shanahan

When the Tide Went Out - Acrylic on canvas/board 82 x 102 cm

"Inspiration: Landscape with traces of human culture/history, finding plain common objects and seeing an aesthetic in them. That particular water-defined place between land and sea, the coast and islands. Often water acts as a unifying theme in my work; ideas of displacement and metamorphosis."/em>

Circle Annex: A Quiet Place

A quiet place, a happy place, a dream, a pause.

Violently engaged in a participatory culture that requires us to be constantly connected, our minds are incessantly bombarded with an array of unsolicited information pleading for our emotional reactions. The media has become a cacophony of commercial and political propaganda never ceasing to deliver us personally-outfitted messages aiming to reach our pockets or our deepest feelings.

Our social instinct of belonging has been downgraded to a bunch of pixels forming an upward-pointing-thumb.

Whether we lack the understanding of how our collected data can become the collective enemy or whether we are willingly letting it be gathered for the sake of a bit more comfort in our lives, the cost of our digital habits is about to equal the loss not only of our political democracy, but of our true identities altogether. Can you truly form your own identity when you are constantly occupied with what others are, say, do, think, or want you to be, say, do or think?

CFA Artist of the Year Award 2019

Lukas Kandl accepts his award

Paris based painter, Lukas Kandl (https://www.kandl.net/) accepts his award. Lukas was selected as 1st Place recipient through Circle Foundation's annual Artist of the Year competition. More details: https://circle-arts.com/artistoftheyear-2019-announced/

“What is the most important to me is to offer paintings in front of which the spectator will take time to sit down, to enter in harmony with the painting, and then have his own walk, as an awaken dream, giving him, even for a short time, a rare and unusual feeling.”

CFA Artist of the Year Award 2019

Sarah Ann Weber accepts her award

Los Angeles based artist, Sarah Ann Weber (http://sarahannweber.com/) accepts her award. Sarah was selected as 3rd place recipient through Circle Foundation's annual Artist of the Year competition. More details: https://circle-arts.com/artistoftheyear-2019-announced/

"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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