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CFA Artist of the Month
Submit your images to be considered for €2,000 in three cash awards
We are now accepting submissions for the CFA Artist of the Month Award.
Artists working in all visual media (except video/film/sound art) are invited to submit their artwork in order to be considered for a list of titles and three cash awards. Enter your images today to compete for the CFA Artist of the Month title, 2,000€ in three cash grants as well as exposure and promotion on our website.
The first issue of Art IDEAL magazine includes the work of 116 contemporary artists from around the world. We explore 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.
Artists On Review
Transitions: 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."
Contemporary Narrative: Patrick Webb
"I first discovered the humorous and serious figure of Punchinello in the work of G.D.Tiepolo and realized that Punchinello could become the protagonist for my contemporary narratives. My Punchinello is distinctly different — slimmer without the hump, driven by his sexual appetite and search for self."
The Minimalist: Jürgen Krass
"The passion for metal was already evident during my training in a metalworking profession with subsequent studies. Since 2009, I have been working in my studio in "Haus Kunst 13" in Sainbach. I am particularly fascinated by simple geometric shapes such as rectangles and triangles."
Visible/Invisible: d.W. Whitfield
My specific interest lies in the interactive play of an individuals psyche within a personal or group dialogue; The 'truer' personal nature of such an individual is often hidden behind a bland mask of social etiquette; With this concept in mind, my work is not labeled or titled; so allowing the observer a greater and freer interpretation of my work without any preconceived ideas."
Stillness: Hyun De Grande
"I try to capture the feelings of loneliness, isolation and alienation because these strongly resonate with me personally. I shoot in a wider frame as it allows me to use extra horizontal space to evoke emptiness."
Feminist Perspective: Yvonne Welman
"I recycle cultural pictures and put them together to make my feminist opinion visible on all kinds of issues in our society."
Total Mood: Donglai Meng
"My artistic practice is to constantly capture and feel the inner state of human beings in different contexts, such as dreams, fantasies, hallucinations; these subconscious activities that cannot be observed with eyes. I question their significance in real life."
Observations: Luiz Todeschi
Luiz Guilherme Todeschi, (b. Curitiba Pr, 1977) Global Ambassador, has been an infomanager for 25 years, writer, poet, speaker, photographer, video maker, visual artist and visionary of the way. Founder of the Save Eco Space Movement (2019), a human development and societal regeneration network, Luiz combines his activist and artistic work, taking with him the possibility of new creations and the desire to manifest his intuitive side of the INTEGRATED BEING.
People & Everything: Peter Clarke
“I am a veteran artist who studied at the Camberwell School of Arts during the 50s and am still painting in my 80s. After leaving art school, I was employed in the print and graphic industries. I returned to fine art and studied at the Sutton College of the Liberal Arts, concentrating on the human form."
Order out of Chaos: Silaro
"Ignoring actual trends, the paintings are inspired by social phenomena and nature. My works are images of inner memory. They create themselves through me."
Digital media: Monika Bendner
“At the moment my art consists of creative, abstract photography, most of which were created through drawings, paper cuttings, foils and light sources, photographed and processed on the computer. I make series out of this and use them to tell short visual stories.”
Mystical Tension: Saba Besier
"My sculptural works are inspired by delightful freaks of nature, bringing awareness to their plight, but also celebrating the bizarre beauty of the many species we are losing due to climate change. The luminosity of porcelain adds an element of hope to the despondency of my subject."
Let the colors guide you: Paul Hartel
"I think of my work as celebrating the spirit of the ‘inner child’ through an improvisational energy, retained in strokes, lines, and colours. I strive to create a visual immediacy that keeps the viewer’s eye in perpetual motion."
“Creating is a constant battle against my mortality.”
Esoteric Explorations on Canvas: Dominique Meunier
“I aspire to a spirituality, to a harmony of man and nature, often through the prism of nostalgia, questioning what seems to be in question: the unity of man and the cosmos, the unity of man and meaning, the interdependence of phenomena.”
Rhythm in Landscape: Harry Goldstrom
"Photographically, I believe there exists a special relationship between the landscape and music, particularly classical, jazz and Celtic. I find the elements of form and symmetry to be omnipresent and as a result, continually make the comparison between a symphony of the landscape and a musical score."
Glitz in the Landscape: Ruth Lantz
"I use paint to question how screens have shifted our understanding of the landscape. I merge landscape images with abstract techniques to create works that capture the tension between a painted surface and a screen. Using applications that are both controlled and improvisational, I play with flatness vs. depth and opacity vs. transparency. Condensing the digital impression and the painterly into one surface, I create an image that is at once familiar but also removed, thus challenging the viewer to question technology’s role in our perception of nature."
The Realist: Maarten Welbergen
"Although I work in the tradition of Realism, I always look for its boundaries to give my art a personal touch!"
Poetry on canvas: Marie Diane Bessette
“Painting the dance of the birds; mainly the crow, the falcon, the goose, the eagle —these subtle beings with their broad wings and feathers that spread like fingers in the great circle of the living kingdom.”
Geometric Meditation: Ashley Collin
"Painting is in a transitional state challenging our perception of what we see, think, feel and experience."
Matter/Reflection: Danisa Glusevic Ferreira
"My inspiration is life itself, rediscovering the past, creating a vintage future."
Porcelain Dreams: Eva Cocco
Art Magazines by CFA Press
Circle Quarterly Art Review
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.
News from our Latest Contest
This month, we asked artists to show us work that was recently created which was inspired by and dealt with the current pandemic and social distancing. This novel situation has had an impact globally, not only on our political and economical lives as citizens, but maybe most importantly, on our personal and social life, our everyday habits, and the way we connect with each other and with our communities. Artists have a distinctive way of perceiving, visualizing and communication and in this important historical moment, artists’ voices become immensely important in providing insight into the present moment.