Ken Forbes

"This Series is a contemporary acid trip down the Rabbit Hole. It juxtaposes our sociopolitical environment with that of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Here Alice is played by Melania Trump as she ventures through Wonderland, meeting this cast of almost unbelievable characters who rule our world."

Putin, The Cheshire Cat - Watercolor on canvas 16 x 20 in.

"It is art’s duty to be the catalytic inciting incident that propagates us to analyze our surroundings and moves us to be changed, both internally and externally, as individuals and as a collective society. I hope the images and symbolism of my art open the world’s eyes in ways their traditional senses have failed."

Kim Jon Un, The Red Queen - Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Melania in Wonderland - Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Bernie Sanders, The White Rabbit - Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Trump, The Mad Hare - Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in.

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Gela Philauri

“My art - a mirror in which the love to my homeland is reflected.”

Wandering Violinist Aquarelle/gouache on paper 55 x 40 cm

Visual Artist, Gela Philauri was born in 1961 in Gori, Georgia and studied at the M. S. Tuganov Arts professional School, Tskhinvali (1976-80) and the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Graphic Art (1981-7) and is a trained Graphic Artist. A member of the USSR Young Artist’s Union since 1986, Gela Philauri is also part of the Georgian Artist’s Union, the National Creative Unity of Georgian Artists and the IWS (International Watercolor Society) Georgia. From 1981 to 2000, Philauri collaborated with three state publishing houses, ‘Ganatleba’, ‘Nakaduli’ and ‘Merani’ and has since worked with private publishers as artist and illustrator. Received awards include a Gold Medal in the Realism Category at the ART CLASH international show at New York Realism Online Gallery, New York City, USA, 2016. The artist holds certificates and diplomas in Albania, the USA, England, Switzerland, and Russia. Visit the artist’s website to view a detailed list of past shows, and more unique works worth collecting.

Old House, 2017 Aquarelle/gouache on paper 40 x 29 cm
Old House in Tbilisi, 2016 Aquarelle on paper 39 x 56 cm
Tbilisian Variation Aquarelle/gouache on paper 40 x 23 cm
Old House, 2017 Aquarelle/gouache on paper 32 x 28 cm

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Angelina Damenia

"If I don’t burn, And if you don’t burn,  And if we don’t burn,  Then who will disperse the darkness? :)"

The Bouquet, 2004 Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

Born 1972 in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, Angelina Damenia studied at The Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Fine Arts History and Theory (1990-1995) specializing in Art Criticism. She is a member of the Georgian Artist’s Union since 1999 and a member of National Creative Unity of Georgian Artists since 2012. Damenia has received notable awards including First Place Award in the Abstract Category at the ART CLASH,  New York Realism Online Gallery, New York City, USA, 2016 and certificates and diplomas in the USA, England, Switzerland, and Russia. Her resume includes solo and group shows since 1990 with her works belonging to private and public collections around the world. Visit the artist’s website for a closer look at her career and more of her impressive canvases.

Memoirs At A Fire, 2012 Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm
The Woman At The Sea, 2004 Oil on canvas 104 x 65 cm
Edge, 2017 Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm
Monoceros, 2007 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 cm

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Hope Brooks

“The great collector Saatchi in one of his rare interviews said "...I believe there is nothing more uplifting than looking at a great work of art..." This statement represents what I try to achieve with my work. An emotionally, visually and intellectually uplifting experience for the viewer.”

Slavery Trilogy - Mixed media 18 in. x 7 ft 6 in.

Hope Brooks studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art, (MFA, 1982). She has worked at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts from 1967 to 2008 when she retired as Vice Principal of the College. Ms. Brooks has had eleven one-woman shows and participated in many group exhibitions in the past forty years, most recently at XI Florence Biennale in 2017. She has received several awards including a Silver Musgrave Medal for contribution to the development of art in Jamaica. Brooks' work has been published in “Caribbean Art” Thames and Hudson World of Art series,   “Jamaican Art” An overview of fifty Jamaican artists, by Dr. Petrine Archer Straw and Dr. Kim Robinson Walcott, Kingston Publishers.

Poetry Without Sound - Night Blooming Cereus II - Mixed media 4 x 4 in.
Moonrise After Nightfall - Paper and Gouache on canvas 4 x 4 in.
The Door - Modeling paste gouache on paper mounted on board 6 x 6 in.
Goat Island Suite - Mixed Media on paper mounted on board 5 x 5 in.

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Elizagaray

"Through experimental art I like to make reflective propositions taking into consideration social issues; always from a different perspective -- focusing on the efforts that we accomplished to make people feel good."

Birth of an Angel - Mixed media 100 x 80 cm

Cuban Artist, living in Trinidad, Elizagaray studied at Fine Art University with Vladislav Volkov specializing in Plastic Arts (2005) and later worked as a professor in different education centers in his native province. At the same Elizagaray discovered the patterns of his personal poetics whose morphologic formulations have caused him to stand out in contemporary Cuban art. Since 2008 he has worked independently as an artist, actively exhibiting nationally and abroad.

Gentle Look - Mixed media 45 x 30 cm
Repatriad - Mixed media 130 x 90 cm
Selfie - Mixed media 60 x 50 cm
Sigilo - Mixed media 120 x 90 cm

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Annamarie Dzendrowskyj

Annamarie Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing' and 'being' by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. These moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen.

Twilight - Murano VI - Oil on linen 23 x 40 cm

Annamarie Dzendrowskyj trained as a classical ballet dancer followed by a career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor/Examiner. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Philosophy (Lancaster University UK) - specialty subjects in existentialism and aesthetics, a BA in Fine Art and BA Honours Degree in Painting (National Art School, Sydney, Australia). Based in London, she travels in search of new inspiration.

“If the world were clear, art would not exist.” - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing' and 'ways of being.' She considers the ambiguous ‘grey area’ between presence and absence by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. Moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen, a zone of indiscernibility.

Indiscernible zones and spaces have been at the heart of Dzendrowskyj's life experiences which act as a catalyst for her work, bringing her empirical experience of the underwater environment to the surface. What is seen underwater is affected by interference - movement, light, weather conditions and in this sense, nothing appears clearly defined. This is reflected in her work which presents the emergence and dissolution of forms and settings in ethereal landscapes.

Offering the viewer an experience of the unsettled, a subtle sensory disorientation and dislocation. Employing a process of creation and erasure, concealing and revealing, her work evokes the sense of a netherworld that conflates time, place, vision and memory. Exploring the tension between figuration and abstraction, this invites the viewer to challenge their perception of time, place and space.

Dzendrowskyj's work has been exhibited internationally, nominated for and received a number of art prizes and is held in public and private collections.

Twilight - Bruges X - Oil on linen 40 x 23 cm
Twilight - Murano III - Oil on linen 23 x 40 cm
Twilight - Bruges IX - Oil on linen 40 x 23 cm
Twilight - Murano II - Oil on linen 23 x 40 cm

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Daria Martinoni

"I use photography to deconstruct urban spaces and to play with our perception of reality. I use a multiple exposure approach to create a moment of confusion, but also to convey a sense of calmness in the chaos, and to transfer the scene into a transitional world between reality and dream."

City in the Making - Photograph (on archive paper) 96 cm x 64 cm

Daria Martinoni is an amateur photographer working and living in Zurich, Switzerland. As a Geographer, she uses photography to playfully (de)construct the built urban environment we live in, in order to explore our perception of space (and reality). She experiments with long shutter speeds and several zoom settings in one exposure. With this approach, she aims at questioning our making of the world through experience and knowledge.

Her photography "Swissmill Tower" has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2018 International Photography Awards (@photoawards, @iphotoawards). She has been accepted to the photoSchweiz 19 (www.photo-schweiz.ch), which is the largest photography exhibition in Switzerland. Each year the retrospective provides a representative overview of the past year in Switzerland from a photographic perspective.

Security and Longing - Photograph (on archival paper) 96 cm x 64 cm
Halfway through the Turbulence - Photograph (on archival paper) 48 cm x 72 cm
Memento of an Industrial Past - Photograph (on archival paper) 52 cm x 78 cm
The Steps to Education - Photograph (on archival paper) 96 cm x 64 cm

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Dottie Korn-Davis

"I am a mixed media abstract artist. I love color, and through color and line, I try to capture the movement and feelings expressed in modern dance. I paint while listening to jazz and blues and that is reflected in the paintings."

Another Dance - Mixed media 30 x 40 in.

Dottie Korn-Davis is an American artist working in mixed media painting, sculpture, assemblage, constructions, and sculptural masks.  She is a world traveler/hiker who is inspired by and gathers unconventional materials for her creations in countries such as Myanmar, India, Pakistan, China, Tunisia, and Spain.

In an introduction to her 1999 solo exhibition at the Earl & Birdie Taylor Library in Pacific Beach, Mark-Elliott Lugo, visual arts coordinator for the San Diego City Libraries, wrote: "Korn-Davis' spectacular canvases, created while listening to jazz, are dizzying explosions of intense color, pattern, and texture. The interlocking shapes she paints suggest glitzy variations of cubism or gaudy jigsaw puzzles."

The mask-like works represent a body of work that is garnering Korn-Davis almost as much attention as her paintings.  They are exceptional examples of the artist’s inventiveness and gift for recycling unconventional materials into works of fine art.”

Jazzed #1 - Mixed media on canvas 72 x 66 in.
Music As Color - Mixed media 37 x 37 in.
Red Hot Blues 'n Shoes - Mixed media on canvas 58 x 60 in.
Bridge # 8 - Mixed media 30 x 40 in.

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Gloria Keh

“Art is a spiritual practice for me and I paint 100% for charity. When one is blessed, this is one way one can contribute towards the community. I am not a religious person but believe in prayer-in-action. Through my art, I connect with my soul and with Spirit. My artworks are my painted prayers.”

Persona Three - Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.

Born in 1952, in the Chinese year of the dragon, Gloria Keh began painting at a young age - her late father, the oil painter Martin Fu was her first art teacher. Gloria studied Mandala Art and Symbolism for over 10 years in Melbourne, Australia, and completed a short course in Art Therapy. In 2008, she founded Circles of Love, a non-profit charity outreach programme, raising funds through the sales of her art, in support of humanity.

She has participated in over 50 exhibitions both locally as well as internationally, e.g. New York Art Expo (2018), Shanghai Art Fair (2018) and in several biennales in Italy.  Her first overseas solo was held last year at the Gallery Steiner in Vienna, Austria. She has won 9 international art awards. Gloria lives in Singapore.

“Painting gives me the freedom that I seek. It is also my way of fulfilling my soul’s purpose. My credo is simple: I am peace, purpose, and art.”

SPIRIT OF THE MOUNTAIN II - Ink on canvas 39.5 x 39.5 in.
PURIFICATION - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 in.
Time & Space - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48 in.
The Crucible - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.

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Arlene Cornell

"I am very moved by the subjects I paint. My paintings are an attempt to crystallize a moment in time -- memories which perhaps remind us of special moments in our lives."

Boardwalk - Watercolor 9 x 12 in.

American artist, Arlene Cornell has had major exhibits in galleries in NYC (NY), Toronto (CAN), Spring Lake (NJ) and Rhinebeck (NY) with paintings in numerous collections through the USA and internationally. A self-taught watercolorist, Cornell is a member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the Brooklyn Watercolor Society. She has won numerous awards in juried art exhibitions.

Irish Sea - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
Ellenville - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
The Bridge - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
Foggy Morning - Watercolor 14 x 10 in.

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