David Solomita

"Throughout my life, I have had a constant aesthetic revolving around light, color and volume which I use to create unique spaces. The work is an attempt to create environs for people to inhabit upon viewing and experiencing them."

One Step - Photograph, Diasec Print 127 x 127 cm

Throughout his career, David Solomita has retained a strong focus on abstraction and ambiguity within his artworks. His photographs revolve around light, colour, and volume.

David’s unique, geometric and abstract images are intended to be lived in and played with. They are reminiscent of fractal patterns, imbued with refractive colour lines, and utilize skewed frames and differing vanishing points to simultaneously inspire and unsettle. It is David’s intention with the series to surprise visitors as they progress through to each piece, providing a novel sense of experience as they are engaged. The works, which are vibrant and captivating, attempt to create environments that people not only see but experience and inhabit. The artworks seem to reference simple landscape imagery, breaking the flat picture frame’s surface which encases them in a consistent form and surface.

The artwork is void of any digital manipulation. Instead, they are photographic utilisations of three-dimensional sculptural objects which have been furnished from paper, plastic and light. The sculptures are placed atop a table alongside coloured gels, which are then irradiated with softbox illumination. The photographs are taken in high resolution, with a Sony a7R IV, which accommodates printing to any size. They provide a robust and engaging display of colour field theory, are luminescent, and, when viewed in large-scale, favour a certain overall consistency of form and process which breathes emotion into the works.

David continues to expand his practice and his investigation of light and shadow through large-scale Diasec photographic prints.

David Solomita is currently based in San Francisco, and he has been the Principal Training Designer at GENENTECH since 2010. He has taught extensively on design, photography, and media, holding roles in colleges, including Columbia University and the Parsons School of Design. He holds a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology and M.S., Educational Leadership in the Arts from Bank Street College of Education.

Fortunately - Photograph, Diasec Print 122 x 213 cm
Sea Wall - Photograph, Diasec Print 97 x 127 cm
Rippling - Photograph, Diasec Print 122 x 213 cm
Nascent - Photograph, Diasec Print 84 x 127 cm

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Fotini Christophillis

"I gravitate towards the sun and seek to experience fully the sensuality of light and nature through my painting process. I also find inspiration in people and urban crossroads. The tension between my need for nature and light and the complexities and surprises of culture is a paradox that drives me."

The Quiet Road - Oil on canvas 12 x 9 in.

Fotini Christophillis is an American painter currently residing in Greenville, SC. She has exhibited her work nationally in galleries in cities such as NYC, San Diego, and St. Louis, as well as the Redux Contemporary Art Center and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She received two arts grants from the City of Charleston Cultural Affairs Office to present group exhibitions, including an exhibition as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Fotini's works are in private collections throughout the USA and Europe.

"I gravitate towards the sun and seek to experience fully the sensuality of light and nature through my painting process. I also find inspiration in people and urban crossroads. The tension between my need for nature and light and the complexities and surprises of culture is a paradox that drives me. I need the tension and the friction as well as the spaciousness and the buoyant light, and this push and pull is where my work thrives.

Phillip Guston said of painting that “It’s a long, long preparation for a few moments of innocence.” And it is in those “moments of innocence” that I feel fully alive and authentic, allowing the imagery from my subconscious to emerge, experiencing a “sense of new life”. I feel joy in these moments and joy again in connecting the work with an audience, embracing the dialogue and new life that is born from establishing these connections.

Although I work primarily in oil on linen or canvas, drawing and working on paper with gouache and watercolor is also important to my process. I begin building the surface of my paintings with thin layers, handling the paint with fluidity like water, while also exploring the depth and richness of oil paint through chromatic sensitivity and tonal values. In this way, I hope to bring to the viewer the same sense of joy and sensual pleasure in color itself that I experience in the act of painting.”


 

Education

MFA, The  School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA (2016) 

BA, Studio Art and Arts Management, The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (2008)

Springtime is Happening No. 1 - Gouache on paper 14 x 11 in.
Woman and Lamb 2 - Oil on linen 30 x 40 in.
Awaken - Oil on linen 20 x 16 in.
Downtown on Main No. 2 - Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in.

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Catherine Pennington-Meyer

Bali - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 cm

Catherine Pennington-Meyer is an award-winning, British, abstract expressionist artist, who lives and works near Munich in Germany. She has exhibited throughout Europe and quickly established a prestigious international collector base.

 

"I don't only want my art to be "beautiful" but for it to reach out and touch the person who is viewing it on an immediate, intuitive level. I want my paintings to speak to their audience in their own visceral language. I am influenced by nature, particularly the multifaceted nature of water, and memories of growing up in particularly beautiful landscapes in North Yorkshire and Scotland. I also find psychology and science fascinating. But I see compositions everywhere, whether it be flowers in a park, the way smoke curls, or a street market. Everything is made up of shapes and colours. The world is a constant source of influences and inspiration."

 

Select Exhibitions

  • June 2021: Inclusion in “Artfolio 2021: Curated Collection of The World`s Most Exciting Artists”
  • From May 2021: Represented through Wychwood Gallery, Oxford, UK
  • May 2021: Participation In Artbox Projects Barcelona 1.0
  • March 2021: Exhibited at “GAIA The Origin”, Exhibition at MADS Gallery, Milan
  • February 2021: Featured in The Guggenheim Edition of the World of Art Magazine
  • August 2020: Merit Award, “Waters” International art competition, Art Room Gallery
  • June/July 2020: Digital exhibition, Artbox Projects gallery, Zurich
  • June 2020: Awarded first place, "Skies" International juried art competition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • April 2020: Feature-Article, Discover Germany, Switzerland & Austria Magazine
  • March 2020: Winner of the "Contemporary Art Gallery 2020" Munich & South Germany Prestige Awards
  • From Jan 2020: Representation with Five3 Gallery, California
  • Aug - Nov 2019: Exhibition (Rome Art Week) Gallery Rossacinabra, Rome
  • October 2017: Winner, Photography Juried Art Competition, Fusion Art (USA)
  • June 2017: Winner, Artists Info International Art Contest, UK
Summer Breeze - Acrylic on canvas 200 x 100 cm
Meet Me To The Left of The Sunrise - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 120 cm
Sassafras II - Acrylic on canvas 200 x 100 cm
Crepescule - Acrylic on canvas 140 x 100 cm

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Anton Knight

"I am a multidisciplinary artist who mainly uses visual arts such as photography, film, video art or performance. Visual art is for me an exploration, a quest to capture abstract elements of everyday life. I attach importance to natural light, colors, shapes, textures and movements."

Antoine Therrien (Anton Knight) was born in 1989 in Quebec, Canada. Knight obtained his film production diploma from ECTQ (Quebec School of Cinema and Television) in 2014. He currently lives and works in Quebec. His main disciplines include photography, video, artistic installation, performance and writing of stories and poetry. Everyday objects and phenomena are a great source of inspiration for his work, which he transforms into poetic imagery. Anton Knight has received numerous awards and exhibitions for his films and photographs in various courses, magazines and film festivals.


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Gayle Printz

“To provide viewers freedom to find emotional meaning in the intangible by evoking the unconscious use of their own imagination."

MONET - Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in. or 61 x 41 cm

Gayle Printz is an internationally acclaimed American abstract artist whose work is on permanent exhibit in France at Le Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou. In the last nine months, over 85 Printz paintings have shared the 150 Awards Ms. Printz won in Juried International Art Competitions. Printz’s artworks have been the focus of countless worldwide exhibitions and publications.

Using color, flow, three-dimensionality, and texture to express herself, Ms. Printz creates paintings that transcend the familiar. Her artworks are famous for drawing viewers in and inviting them to assign personal meaning and universal context by listening to the whispers of their imaginations. Printz paintings seem to have a magical quality; they can change completely depending upon the angle at which you gaze. Gayle Printz would say, “As with life, the meaning in my work, depends upon the way you look at it.”

Although it seems impossible to anyone who has seen her artwork, Gayle Printz picked up her first paintbrush in May of 2020. For Ms. Printz, creating these remarkable works of art during the pandemic helped her bring lightness and beauty back into a world that was interrupted. Now, by encouraging each of us to use our imagination as the lens through which to find meaning in her work, Gayle Printz can share that beauty with any viewer open to embarking on this subconscious journey.

A limited quantity of her Award-Winning Museum Quality Paintings has been released for sale at https://www.GaylePrintz.com. With Gayle Printz being touted by Curators, Investors, and Art Collectors as “the World’s next great Abstract Artist,” her work has already proven to be a worthy investment.

FIRST - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. or 91 x 61 cm
ONE - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in. or 91 x 122 cm
LOOK - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm
TOGETHER - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in. or 91 x 91 cm

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Kari Veastad

"My inspiration is beauty, movement, and interaction between body, soul, and spirit and my artworks often end up in different directions between inner and outer landscapes or the connection of the wholeness. Like Edward Hopper says: "If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."

Run away - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 30 cm

“Creativity has always been a part of my life and has given me a lot of energy. I also love hiking, being out in nature and seeing creation with a different language and colors for each season.

Ten years ago, I started learning oil painting, but something was missing until I discovered to paint intuitively. To play with colors in an intuitive universe has given me a color pleasure journey as it has evolved into an exciting joy where I play with colors until I discover something that will emerge on the canvas.

I love to see a blank canvas and to go on a journey to discover what the finished artwork is each time. It always surprises me what the new images tell me during the process. Painting is still a learning process in my inner world, and it reminds me of the wholeness and how everything in life is connected. Meditation, gratitude, and reflection often lead to new movements in my inner landscape.

My hope and desire with art are to expand boundaries, open up for reflections and expand horizons, see the world from other angles and remind someone of the vast universe we live in and all the love given to us both in the inner and outer landscape. Some of my works are only for relaxing, joy, inner peace, or to bring awareness of all the love and light we don’t see but as surrounds us all the time."

In my garden - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm
Abstract Landscape - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Curious - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Emotional connection - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm

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Robert Feldman

"I have always admired paintings by the French Impressionists and Dutch Masters. After a career in sales and marketing, I have embarked on a new career as a contemporary impressionist artist. My paintings depict unspoiled landscapes that exist if you take the time to see them."

Stormy (Carmel Highlands, CA) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)

"I am relatively new to painting with no formal training. A career change at any age is always a challenge but one I have taken with great pleasure. Landscape painting is my focus and traveling a bit has allowed me to capture what I see."

American artist, Robert Feldman holds a BA in Art from Queens College.

North Sea (Ostend, BE) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)
Valley Sunset (Santa Fe, NM) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)
Haunted Mesa (New Mexico) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)
Moonrise (Iceland) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)
Ripples (Montecito, CA) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)
Last Light (Mendocino, CA) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)
Monastery Beach (Carmel, CA) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)
Sand Dollar Beach (Big Sur, CA) - Acrylic painting 12 x 16 in. (unframed)

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Sue Thompson

"We artists are put on God’s good earth to create. Some of us may be black, but that’s not the important thing. The important thing is for us to create, to give form to what we have inside of us. We can’t accept any barriers, any limitations of any kind, on what we create or how we do it." - Alma Thomas

Over Where I - Mixed media on canvas 51 x 51 cm

"I have spent the majority of my working life nursing;‌ ‌however,‌ ‌I‌ ‌have‌ ‌always‌ ‌had‌ ‌a‌ ‌strong‌ ‌compulsion‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌an‌ ‌artist.‌ ‌Throughout‌ ‌my‌ ‌nursing‌ ‌career‌, ‌I‌ ‌have‌ ‌taken‌ ‌time‌ ‌off‌ ‌to‌ ‌pursue‌ ‌my‌ ‌art.‌ ‌This‌ ‌has‌ ‌included‌ ‌completing‌ ‌an‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Foundation‌ ‌Course‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Camberwell‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Art‌ ‌in‌ ‌1984,‌ ‌an‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Therapy‌ ‌Postgraduate‌ ‌Diploma‌ ‌at‌ ‌Goldsmiths‌ ‌College‌ ‌in‌ ‌1990‌ ‌and‌ ‌more‌ ‌recently,‌ ‌a‌ ‌BA‌ ‌Hons‌ ‌Fine‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Degree‌ ‌at‌ ‌Oxford‌ ‌Brookes‌ ‌University‌ ‌in‌ ‌2014.‌ ‌

As a nurse and artist, I‌ ‌consider‌ ‌the‌ ‌disciplines‌ ‌of‌ ‌nursing‌ ‌and‌ ‌art‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌interconnected.‌ ‌The‌ ‌art‌ ‌of‌ ‌nursing‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌intentional‌ ‌creative‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌oneself,‌ ‌based‌ ‌upon‌ ‌skill‌ ‌and‌ ‌expertise‌ ‌to‌ ‌transmit‌ ‌emotion‌ ‌and‌ ‌meaning‌ ‌to‌ ‌another.‌ ‌I also feel that this can be applied to art. The ‌artist‌ ‌attempts‌ ‌to‌ ‌convey‌ ‌a‌ ‌myriad‌ ‌of‌ ‌emotions‌ ‌and‌ ‌experiences‌ ‌through‌ ‌their‌ ‌creations.‌ ‌

My‌ ‌approach‌ ‌to‌ ‌painting‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌described‌ ‌as‌ ‌intuitive,‌ ‌creating‌ ‌images‌ ‌by‌ ‌following‌ ‌a‌ ‌feeling‌ ‌or‌ knowing,‌ ‌something‌ ‌that‌ ‌cannot‌ ‌be‌ ‌put‌ ‌into‌ ‌words.‌ I start my journey willing to explore and play with whatever happens in the process. A start of a painting can be a random mark, a piece of music, a colour, or the beat of a song."

Sue Thompson is an English artist based in London.

Inward Spaces III - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 50 cm
Ascend - Acrylic on canvas 101 x 76 cm
Inward Spaces IV - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 50 cm
Inward Spaces II - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 50 cm

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Samson Tonton

"I'm shaping my way to be an artist. I was created, and I love to create. That's who I am. I am an artist."

The Puppets - Acrylic on stretched canvas 30 x 40 in.

“In this journey we are in, we never know where we will end up in this life. We might have a plan of what it will be or where we are going, but the reality is we don't know what tomorrow will bring. A kid from the countryside of Haiti had a dream to become a well-known artist. The 5th child out of seven children born to a single mother. It wasn't easy initially; we could barely eat or have clothes to put on, but we managed to make it work.

Our fortune changed when my mom migrated to the US and eventually managed to get all of us here with the help of one of my older brothers.

I'm Samson Tonton, son of an immigrant and once a kid with a dream. I'm no longer a kid, but  I still have a dream, but now that dream includes my two beautiful daughters. I pursued that dream with all my might every day. Back when I was in college, I would drive two hours away to go to school in the pursuit to one day make that little kid's dream a reality.

Here I am now, once again pursuing that dream of becoming an artist, but no longer do I value becoming well-known, as much as I love the opportunity to do what I love and make a living doing so.

In this journey we are in, we never know where we will end up in this life, but for me, I'm shaping my way to be an artist! I was created, and I love to create. That's who I am. I am an artist in the pursuit of a dream.”

Samson Tonton was born in Haiti in 1981 and is now based in Norwich. Samson holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Media Art, Animation from the New England Institute of Art in Boston, MA.

Headache - Acrylic on stretched canvas 48 x 36 in.
Folklore - Acrylic on stretched canvas 60 x 48 in.
There's a man that can carry the load Acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 in.
Peace be unto you - Acrylic on stretched canvas 30 x 48 in.

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Waltraud Gemein

The figures of Waltraud Gemein represent the unity of all living beings, humans, animals, or vegetables. There are only gradual differences between these three forms of being, not essential. With her works, the artist wants to reflect on the infinite levels of being.

German artist, Waltraud Gemein was born in 1951. During her studies in Göttingen she was also a private student of the painter and sculptor Henry Hinsch (1909-1979). In 2018 and 2019 she participated in exhibitions in Udine, Naples, Meta, London, Venice and Rome.

Panja is dancing 1 - Ink and pastel 90 x 60 cm
Lolita, a young lady - Ink and pastel 50 x 70 cm
Another world - Ink and pastel 90 x 60 cm
Humans and viruses - Ink and pastel 60 x 90 cm

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