Atom Hovhanesyan

After refining and continuing to develop the post divisionist technique by painting not so much in a narrative sense, Atom painted bits and pieces of thoughts or emotions/memories, at times incidental, at times directed consciously, unified in one mood or an atmosphere.

Sleeping Venus (Study After Giorgione) - Oil on canvas 30 x 48 in.

Atom Hovhanesyan was a New York-based artist working in oil and ink. Atom lived a life not many would understand. To this day, his family and friends still don't understand the struggles and depression he faced for nearly the past decade, but his art speaks volumes. In his abstract works, Atom's goal was to create a unified atmosphere and sense of luminosity. Bits and pieces of forms from memory were utilized as building blocks for constructing the composition. Atom was trying to create a  complex space compelling enough to act as a point of departure while retaining the often accidental mystery and painted energy.

As a faithful and respectful learner, Atom loved traditional media and ground his own colors. He committed a colossal dedication to his art, beyond any imaginable passion or love. Sometimes spending 72 hours nonstop working on a painting or drawing, Atom unintentionally, or maybe subconsciously even, created a unique and unprecedented style and technique in post divisionism and ink drawings never observed before.

Atom's own statement about his art: "The goal here is to utilize the whole surface of the support, challenging the viewer's perception of negative space. Essentially divisionist, the figure/composition is woven into the fabric of the plane and the space warps into the figure. In the painting process, repetitive, almost automatic, application of the cross-hatched lines allow the subconscious the opportunity to direct the composition. There is a tension between the desire to hide vs. the need to reveal, conflicting within the human mind. As far as drawings, I worked with ink with the same approach, because of the fine lines unique to this medium and the texture that arises from multiple built-up layers of cross-hatched lines, allowed me to focus on light and texture and the feel of the drawing ended up being quite different from the paintings."

MG - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
Burlington Cartoon (Study After Leonardo) - Ballpoint pen on paper 30 x 22 x 1 in.
Untitled - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.
Portrait of Annie Clark - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.

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Newel Hunter

"I'm fascinated with the idea of exposing what can't be seen, what's underneath it all; the history, the story, the abstract and random image. And while some of my work is very precise and structured, I revel in the unfixed nature of things. Imperfections are so much more interesting."

Nick of Time - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

"I rarely know what I'm going to paint beforehand, choosing to let my subconscious direct the work and guide my hand, allowing chance to play an important role in shaping the final product."

Newel Hunter is an award-winning American artist who has developed a dynamic style of painting crafted around action, drama, and vitality.  His stated ambition is to create a body of work where, "ideas, discovery and surprise reign supreme." And in doing so, he skirts the boundaries between realism and abstract, fiction and fact. Every image is a whole body exercise in storytelling.

Hunter is proud to be one of only 44 international artists featured in Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century. At 240 pages, this coffee table-sized book is the definitive volume on the role of chance in contemporary fine art. He has exhibited globally, and his artwork is in the private collections of many international collectors.

Whistle Stop - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Dancing In The Dark - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Quitting While I'm A Head - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Homecoming 2 - Acrylic on canvas panel 16 x 20 in.

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Francesca Falli

"In my art, there is an exercise in thought that blends with visual communication. I love new digital techniques, even if for me the computer is only a mean; the ideas come first in my mind. I combine technology and painting techniques inspired by Pop Art."

JE SUI POLLOK - Digital media, acrylic, mirror 80 x 80 cm

Francesca Falli began painting as a child, under the guidance of her maternal grandfather, and made arts her professional sphere. She studied at the Art Institute, the European Institute of Design and the Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1983 she began her career as a freelance graphic designer, carrying out graphic projects for public bodies and private companies, while she devoted herself to painting. In 2010, she began working with digital techniques. She is the creator of numerous editorial-artistic publications: in 2000 she designed and created the "International Peace Prize" assigned to the Holy Father Pope John Paul II. In the 90s, she attended the studio of Fabio Mauri.

Falli's works are exhibited in several contemporary art museums and she has received prizes and awards in Italy and abroad. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Contemporary Landscape. She exhibited her "Pollage" in the large galleries section of the main Italian contemporary art fairs alongside the works Warhol, Festa, Angeli, and Schifano. She is documented within the Catalog of Modern Art Mondadori and the Atlas of Art de Agostini. Falli exhibited her "PollArte" at Palazzo Albrizzi Capello to coincide with the review of the Guatemala Pavilion, present at the 16th Venice Biennale.

Her attitude to experimentation has pushed her towards the creation of an innovative mode of "artistic work" in which painting and decoration are contaminated with the possibilities of new digital techniques. Continuous research has led her to the production of "Pollage" which are gaining interest from critics and historians and are spreading in the world of collectors. The chaotic, distorted and emphasized landscapes we find in her mirrored artworks are an expression of the mental and visual chaos caused by the earthquake that struck her city in 2009.

ALLARME POLLO - Digital media, print, acrylic, mirror 100 x 100 cm
I'AM - Digital media, print, acrylic, mirror 75 x 95 cm
VAN COC - Digital collage, spray, aluminum 70 x 90 cm
POLL GAUGUIN - Digital collage, acrylics, print, pictorial canvas 70 x 90 cm

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Mathieu Nozieres

"I'm inspired by humanity and its various cultures. Through my artworks, I aim to create a bridge between the past, the present, and hopefully, the future."

Boy On Horse - Acrylic on canvas 180 x 200 cm

"Mathieu Nozieres was born in Grenoble, France in 1988. Growing up as a free-spirited and inquisitive individual, Mathieu soon discovered his love for comic arts and drawing. For him, the most interesting way to spend his time was observing and experiencing the world - telling stories, through his drawing.

Graduating from the St. Lucas School of Arts in Belgium at a young age, and armed with a basic comics drawing background, Mathieu then pursued and graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) in Belgium in 2012.

His oil paintings developed around a deep interest he has for humankind and the world; his topics often feature protagonists accompanied by a horse or a bird, symbolizing a certain kind of freedom that surges within our desires. Mathieu's artworks are often inspired by Jean Giraud (comics), Rubens, Delacroix and Géricault (painting) and Rimbaud (poetry.) Combined with a certain sense for contemporary themes, Mathieu has cherished the opportunity to bring forward the lust for the co-existence between past and present, imbuing a lingering continuity in his artworks.

Mathieu has also begun to specialize his art experience and culture by teaching European art across countries like China, Belgium, France, and Morocco for the last five years. His extensive travel has enriched his creative viewpoint and experiences, extending his main field of exploration, reflection, and experimentation in his artworks.

Mathieu's paintings have been selected for showcase throughout France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, England, The Netherlands, and China, including his solo exhibition “Nouvelles Peintures” in La Louve Gallery, Belgium, Mobil'Art 2019, 9th Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Belgium, Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Charron, Germany. His works also have won several awards, like the Artslant 2017 showcase (1st place), Nominee of the Louis Schmidt painting prize 2018 and Nominee of the Montaigne prize 2017, Culture category."

- Written by Ashling Aileron, 2019

Man Listening To The Wind - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
The Night - Acrylic on canvas 200 x 180 cm
The Door - Oil on canvas 205 x 195 cm
The Escape - Oil on wood 15 x 19 cm

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Anett Udud

"Art has always been one of the most important things in my life. I have been drawing and painting since I can remember, and in 2014 I started experimenting with a camera and Photoshop as well, as I was looking for more effective ways to express myself. My photographs are often influenced by books."

Dissolved, 2016 - Photograph 59.4 x 42 cm

Hungarian Photographer and Visual Artist, Anett Udud is currently living and working in Ireland. Self-taught in photography, in 2016 she began college studies to further develop her technical skills.

"Over the years, I believe I have developed a unique, personal style in my photographic work, which can be defined as conceptual fine art photography. Since the beginning, I had the chance to take part in exhibitions and my images have been published in various art magazines.

In my free time, I like reading, so my images are often influenced by books I have read; mainly fairy tales and stories about fantasy and reality. I often look at paintings as well, to find inspiration, while creating my own pictures. I believe, looking at my work, the impact of this medium is apparent: my pictures are very "painterly," the overall color tone of them is highly manipulated, there are no real blacks or whites, the mid-tones are very dominant. I often add fog to my pictures in post-production, which helps me create a dream-like scene as most of the time I visualize ideas from my imagination.

I often take self-portraits. I have always been fascinated by the human being, and how much a portrait can say without words. I knew I wanted to express myself through portraiture, but when I started photography, I was too self-conscious to ask anyone to be my model. In the beginning, photographing myself was for rather practical reasons, but it quickly became my "diary," a very strong part of my work. I am enjoying taking self-portraits, mostly because I get inspiration for my images from my own experiences. Through my images, I want to show feelings which are very hard to define, so I feel like the picture can only be "real" if I am the model."

Lost In A Dream, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
I Have Made Myself Pretty For You, 2017 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
Lost In A Dream, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
Above The Clouds, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm

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Jean Jacques Porret

"Achieving a sense of “rightness,” even in the most uncertain circumstances, is the motivating concept behind my sculptures. The work is figurative but is not about the figure. I consider myself an expressionist as I am more interested in communicating an abstract feeling or idea rather than an actual image."

Impulse, Cast bronze Edition of 5, H 15 in.

"I'm a self-taught artist who believes the journey into art begins at birth. I was born to parents who were collectors, and living in an art-filled home sparked my creativity. I began creating wooden sculptures at the age of 6 and stopped when I was a teenager, to later pick it up at age 28. I haven't stopped since. In my early years, I was looking at some of the greatest sculptors of all time for ideas and techniques. However, I found myself becoming too influenced by them. I then concentrated on creating my own style and path. That was maybe crazy and for sure an expensive decision, but today I'm on my own, with my own style.

While practiced in stone carving and other sculpting methods, I prefer the sensual -if unpredictable- outcome of bronze cast in the lost wax technique, where each step is more demanding and riskier than any other sculpting mean. That’s not to say that I, an engineer by training, leave much to chance. It does help me to understand how things fit together, but that’s where the value of my formal training ends. For a while I was casting my own sculptures, today I prefer to let that to be done by others, concentrating on the creating of 3D pieces which are sensual and which I can live with."

Pimpeche - Cast bronze Edition of 3, H 14 ¼ in.
Lady of the Night - Cast bronze Edition of 3, H 21 in.
Notorious - Cast bronze Edition of 3, 7 x 7 x 12 in.
Desinvolte - Cast bronze Edition of 3, H 20 1/2 in.

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Victor Steven Rosenberg

"Northwest by Southeast by Southwest; three sensibilities, three different lights, three environments; all synthesized into what I recreate today. The Arizona Sonoran Desert has been a powerful muse, influencing my art, offering its essence which becomes my vision, celebrating color in my work."

The Servant Isaiah 53 - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

American Artist, Victor Steven Rosenberg was born in 1939 in Brooklyn, NY and spent much of his youth in the mid-western and western U.S.He began formal art studies in 1968, and although he left after completing three years because he felt he had learned all he could from that environment, art school unzipped the outer shell of his family’s traditions and expectations. Victor has never stopped studying other artists and their work, as well as other philosophies.

He has been a practicing artist for 50+ years; painting in the Northwest for 14 years, then moving to the Southeast where he painted for another 12.  While visiting the Sonoran Desert in 1989, he heard the desert call and has been painting in the Southwest for almost 30 years. He has had four public studio-galleries, approximately eleven one-man shows and 36 group shows.  He has won 16 awards and has art in four public collections and hundreds of private collections.  Articles and television documentaries have been done about him and his art.

Victor’s subject matter includes landscape, figures, animals, dreams and the power he draws from the land.  For him the adventure of art is bringing a new and different eye to an everyday subject, re-creating from nature, making visible what is not yet seen, discovering a vision below the surface where the paint talks and becomes a new sensibility. He may paint the appearance of a Yaqui Deer Dancer; however, his emphasis is to reach for the essence, the unseen, the transformation of the natural blending with the supernatural.  His work is a record of these explorations; painting a window into a universe often obscured from everyday eyes.  Sometimes Victor starts with a very graphic image. Then, negates the obvious to separate, distinguish, and define. Working until the quiet voice says, "Take a look."  Then, he may refine and clarify until the work is in focus. The journey, the discovery, and wonder are his joy.

Little John - Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in.
The Stillness of Light - Acrylic on canvas 26 x 32 in. (Original N/A, Limited edition signed Giclée prints are available)
The Sin Eater - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in.
The Pugilist - Acrylic on paper 30 x 22 in.

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Bernd Steinert

"Whenever I realize that a picture is becoming too harmonious and slick, I intervene and destroy what is pleasing."

Untitled - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

German artist, Bernd Steinert was born in 1964 in Wegeleben and today lives and works in Friedrichsbrunn. He has studied at the University Potsdam (1985-90), the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, Germany (1998-2002) and was a member of Ramberk Artists' Association from 1999 to 2003. A founding member and chairman (2003-7) of the Kunstverein "Arbeitskreis 7Kunst - Kunstlervereinigung E. V., Steinert directed the 7kunstgalerie.

He has lived and worked together with Sylke Steinert since 2011 and since 2012 he has been a member of art association “Art | Quitilinga" in Quedlinburg. In 2016 he established Studio Steinert & Straka in the cotton spinning mill in Leipzig.

"There are two complementary directions in my paintings.  On the one hand, I create mostly abstract pictures and on the other hand pictures in which a predominantly figurative scene must assert itself against non-figurative picture elements."

 

July Horizon - Oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm
Horizon II - Mixed Media 78,5 x 53,5 cm
January Horizon - Oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm
Horizon I - Mixed Media, 78,5 x 53,5 cm

“Stories of political power and of day-to-day politics do not particularly interest me. There are too many imposed patterns and simplified versions of the truth in play. I find the subjective approach much more fruitful. My pictures are not simple to read. Already in their technical realization, they are too complex for easy access.  Whenever I realize that a picture is becoming too harmonious and slick, I intervene and destroy what is pleasing.”

Urforme Bernd - Oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm
Horizontal - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
The White Room - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
Urforme Sickl - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Urforme Kanu - Mixed media 47 x 60 cm

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Fabiolla Loureiro

"I'm fascinated by the invisible and unconscious. When I wonder, I seek silhouettes. I prefer dreams instead of reality. It does not matter if it is day or night, my eyes seek for mysterious images filled with shadows, forms, outlines, contours, sketches, shapes, figures, ghost faces, alluring moments."

Solo (Berlin 2018) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 50 x 75 cm

Based in São Paulo, Brasil, Fabiolla Loureiro has been working as a photographer since 2010. In the beginning, she mainly explored fashion and nude. But in the last few years, she became obsessed with traveling (over 30 countries) and found herself involved with this freedom and opportunity that this kind of photography allows.

In her street photography, we observe the practice of natural light, rain, silhouettes, high contrasts and cold nights. The preference of black and white comes from an inspiration from  Brassaï, Robert Capa, Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter, Elliott Erwitt, Sabine Weiss, Willy Ronis. Urban chaos and the period between wars are also a constant source of study and reference for her. 

Fabiolla is one of the permanent artists of Andreus Gallery, SP and since 2017 participates in an architecture/design project with Casa Portoro. In this project, she has more than 40 photos in exhibition, different measures, that are part of a few ambiances in the house in collaboration with some of the biggest names of architecture in Brazil. In the last two years, she had exhibitions in London, Bologna, Madrid and Paris, and now in March again in Italy. Her first three one-woman shows happened in 2016 in São Paulo. In January 2018, she was selected as one of the members of Contemporary Art Curator, an online contemporary art magazine, which covers visual arts events and connects artists from all over the world, and she is also part of Art Productions New York, a network of representation for artists with prestigious standards and vision. Last year she returned to write about her travel experiences for European Travel Magazine and launched her own blog sharing her influences and point of view on photography. In all those years, Fabiolla studied only three months at Focus Photography in São Paulo and remains a primarily self-taught artist.

Elle (Budapest 2015) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 50 x 75 cm
Purple Rain (São Paulo 2019) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 30 x 30 cm
Silhouette Phantom (NYC 2012) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 30 x 30 cm
Deux (Paris 2018) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 50 x 75 cm

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Ray Besserdin Paper Sculpture Artist

"As a child, I looked at a piece of paper and got excited at all the possible things I could create with it. Nothing has changed. I was born to artist parents and began my passion for paper in childhood. I innovated a style of art I term Impressionist Sculptured Paper, targeting emotions not realism."

The Path to Gondwana - Sculptured paper 91.5 x 91.5 x 8 cm

Born to artist parents, Ray began his passion for paper in childhood, about the time he also became fascinated with nature.  Graduating from LaTrobe University in 1982 and starting out as a graphic designer/illustrator, he soon began innovating sculpture techniques with paper.  Over 30 years, his work has ranged from miniature to gigantic and abstract to ultra-realistic, but his signature work is a style he terms “Impressionist Sculptured Paper,” associating it with the painting style of that name because it is only loosely representative, concerning more with stimulating emotive responses.

“I want the nature of the paper to show through as I speak to viewers’ hearts without the clutter of detail." 

Ray uses mostly hand and mould-made sheet formed cotton, mulberry and hemp papers from Europe and Asia. Nature and people are his favourite subject matter.

Ray has been recognized both in Australia and internationally with 24 awards to date, including two gold from New York, one for a Macquarie Bank corporate commission and First in the Nature Exhibition of LightSpaceTime Gallery, Florida 2018. He won the People’s Choice Award, National Works on Paper 2018, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria and a highly coveted International Art Professionals “Gold Medal for Creativity” by the Mondial Art Academia, France.

Corporate clients include Macquarie Bank Australia, Amcor, Ford Motor Company and Northern Territory Government of Australia to name a few. Private commissions hang in London, Munich, Manhattan, New Zealand and throughout Australia.  

Recent interviews: ZoneOneArts  https://zoneonearts.com.au/ray-besserdin/  ACS Magazine Chicago, USA https://www.acs-mag.com/acsmagjanfeb2019 and Art & Museum Magazine, UK https://lnkd.in/gWbhQqx

   

Ray Besserdin is Australian Ambassador for Mondial Art Academia, France since 2018.

2019 Exhibitions: July in Melbourne, Australia presented by the Royal Botanical Gardens of Victoria; October in Paris, Carrousel du Louvre

Sven Libaek, Distinguished Composer - Sculptured paper 70 x 80 x 5 cm
The Red Sands Garden - Sculptured paper 91.5 x 91.5 x 8 cm
Don Burrows, Woodwind Jazz Legend - Sculptured paper 70 x 80 x 5 cm
Dionysian Green Man - Sculptured paper 120 x 120 x 10 cm

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