Vicky Talwar

"Inspired by what lies beneath the surface, I experiment with mixed media to unravel hidden layers, creating an illusion of depth. Layering and texturing is a key theme in my work, exposing the intricacy of the natural world and in ourselves."

Colours Of Worship - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in.

Canadian painter, Vicky Talwar holds a BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design and BEd from York University, Toronto Canada. Her paintings have been exhibited in Canada, USA, and India, with recent exhibitions at The Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto, Canada, Las Laguna Gallery, Linus Gallery, REN Gallery in Los Angeles and Caelum Gallery in New York City.

“Dancing flowers build up intricate patterns poised over deeply worked, textural backgrounds to give the viewer harmoniously balanced canvases worth hours of gazing. A great sensitivity for color and attention to detail are characteristic elements in Talwar’s work.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

A Journey Awaits - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Free Spirit - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 40 x 60 in.
Flowing Thoughts - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in.

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Tadas Zaicikas

“I experiment with various styles and techniques to create something mixed; spiritually and physically on canvas, by continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. An instinctive dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.”

Illumination - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 x 1.8 in.

Tadas Zaicikas (1974) was born in Lithuania, earned a Master's Degree at the KTU(1996). Since 2013, he lives and works between Canada and Saint Pierre and Miquelon. He is a Member La Mda- the association with a national competence of all professional artists from visual arts stated in France.

“Painterly brushstrokes built up rich textural landscapes, abstract reflections of moods, Tadas’ canvases are as he describes products of “instinctive dance between the conscious and the subconscious.” Expressive yet cohesive each painting express a unique feeling and allows the viewer to contemplate for hours.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Exhibitions

2018 - Visions gallery (Toronto, Canada), Solo show “Musing on the Edge”

2018 - Artusiasm Art Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Group Exhibition "Abstraction in Action"

2018 - Contemporary Art Gallery Online- Art Competition and Exhibition “2018 ALL Abstraction”

2018- The finalist in the Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Colors International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 - The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 3rd Annual Landscapes International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 -The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Black & White International Juried Art Exhibition

2018- Light Space & Time Art Gallery (USA) the “Abstracts" Art Exhibition Painting category 10th place

2018 - Mona Youssef Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

2017- Applecrate Galleries (Ottawa, Canada)

2017 - Fleet galleries (Winnipeg, Canada)

 

Publications

AKOUN - La cote des peintres 2018 (France)

ArtQuench Masters Edition Art Book II 2018 (USA)

Inspiration: International Art Book_ Contemporary Masters Collection_ volume 6  (2018, USA)

Spotlight 8 - Contemporary Art Magazine (France)

Artistes Contemporains.org

www.Artprice.com

http://visualartsalberta.com/

 

Art Auctions

Catawiki

Pristine Auction (Phoenix, USA)

RO Gallery live art auction (New York, USA)

Memberships

IAA AIAP- CARFAC

La Maison Des Artistes (France)

Visual Arts Alberta (Canada)

Circle Foundation for the Arts (France/USA)

Opus Primum, mixed media, 12 x 16 x 0.8 in.
Ocean Of Emotion - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 x 1,8 in.
Emotional Transformation - Oil on canvas 56 x 56 x 1,8 in.

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Nina R Luna

"My art reflects my journey through breast cancer. I started painting Oct.2013 as a way to cope with my intense journey. I chose the female torso from the loss of both my breasts. An easy decision to endure (suffer something painful) and the will to endure (remain in existence). I survived."

In Flight - 24 x 15 x 4 in.

"I am a two-time breast Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed in Nov 23rd. 2011. Through my journey, I lost the ability to use my hands. Neuropathy, which paralyzes the nerves, hit my hands and feet pretty hard.  I needed to figure out what to do to exercise my hands. That’s when painting came to mind. I had never painted before, and on Oct 13th, 2013 I picked up a paintbrush and discovered I could paint and was very good at it.  I chose the female upper torso, (as I had never realized how beautiful it is) to paint through my journey and survival through breast cancer. I think I feel a comfort in losing my breasts. Within two weeks of painting (first part of November 2011), my first three torsos were on exhibit at the Oceanside CA Museum of Art.  It has been an upwards spiral since. I gained most of the use of my hands and painting is now part of my life I tell my story through art.  I have since recovered as of Jan 23rd, 2014."

Rhythm N Hues
Apocalypse Rising 2025 - 35 x 24 x 37 in.
The Hunter - 34 x 24 x 37 in.
Tranquility - 35 x 24 x 37 in.

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Olga Loschinina

Olga dedicates all her free time to discovering the beauty of the world with her camera. She has traveled over 20 counties to capture exceptional nature, city vibes, and culture. Her photos tell us a story of every city and person from a new perspective. Her photos decorate the walls of many homes and galleries. 

Cypress Swamps - Baryta 90 x 60 cm

Born in Russia and based in Switzerland, Olga dedicates all her free time to discovering the beauty of the world with her camera. She traveled over 20 countries to capture exceptional nature, city vibes, and culture. Her photos tell us a story of every city and person from a new perspective. Her photos hang in many homes and galleries.

As a photographer, Olga stands out with her ability and desire to travel around the world almost all year long. She explored with photo tours areas in Africa, America, Antarctica, the Arctic, Australia, etc.  Olga’s exhibition experience started in the city of New York in May 2017 and continues to this day.

"Olga offers a unique perspective of beautifully balanced, mesmerizing landscapes from a very diverse geography. Technically apt and artistically impeccable her compositions capture fleeting moments and distinctive vistas from busy metropoles to faraway lands. Her photographs, complex yet serene, are available in a variety of sizes through the photographer’s personal website." - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

La Palma - Baryta 90 x 60 cm
Venice - Baryta 90 x 60 cm
Baikal Lake - Baryta 90 x 60 cm
Moeraki - Baryta 90 x 60 cm

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LAZARUS

"“I am an artist inspired by mother nature and the beauty of my Caribbean surroundings and i have been painting over 35 years.”

3D artist, Maureen Lazarus was born in Gran Cayman, Georgetown and lives in Jamaica. She works with papier-maché and recycled material to create intricate and unique compositions.


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Karin Steinmetz Foreman

"My artwork typically originates with a pencil sketch of essential elements. I focus on the fluidity and harmony of the lines. The areas are filled with layers of vivid colors and texture resulting in an abstract digital mixed media collage painting. Hope you discover something that speaks to you!"

Healing - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.

Karin Foreman is a Santa Rosa Valley-based freelance artist of Swiss origin. She has earned degrees in Graphic Design and Fine Arts.

After founding “Art from the Heart,” her creations have been sold at art shows and gift shops around the Los Angeles area. Currently, she is working as an independent contractor producing graphic designs and artwork for a range of diverse clients. Her work has been published in various magazines and has been featured in many exhibitions nationwide.

Karin is also an event and award-winning nature and travel photographer. She is often described as being able to capture the essence of the moment. Karin Foreman won the The Exposure Award and is featured in The Nature Collection. Her photography was honored at a private reception at the Louvre Museum, in Paris, on July 13, 2015.

After studying Photoshop in 2002 she’s been specializing in digital art. Her passion is photomontage-based digital paintings combining her two passions—photography and fine art.

Foreman has worked in many different mediums like pastels, Prismacolor, pencil, pen & ink, charcoal, acrylics, and especially in mixed media. She has also produced numerous pieces through the art of traditional printmaking—a method that dates back to the Middle Ages. They include linocuts, mezzotints, monoprints, zinc and solar etchings printed on hand-made paper and bark. Many of her prints grace private homes in the United States and Europe.

Karin has created a wide variety of illustrations and layouts for book, CD and DVD covers, brochures, magazines, promotional items, and trade show posters. She has fashioned business cards, logos, and custom invitations & announcements as well as a series of children’s characters. As part of giving back to the community, she has successfully led Art@Lunch, which is a K-8 PTA sponsored program. She also leads a Homeless Program serving North Hills (Los Angeles area). Presently, the artist is also designing apparel and luxury silk scarves.

Journey to the Devine - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.
Sisterhood - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.
Igniting Unity - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.
Waves of Peace - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.

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Isabel Carafi

Italian-Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires, Isabel Carafi has exhibited in Argentina, Canada (Montreal), China (Hong Kong, Shanghai), Croatia, Slovenia, France (Paris), Germany (Berlin), Italy, USA (New York, Miami, Chicago) Spain, Barcelona, Germany, Austria, China, Russia.

The Winners - Mixed technique on canvas

Isabel Carafì boasts a rich curriculum, in her long career as a painter she has had the opportunity to travel and exhibit a bit everywhere, to confront the other by overcoming fears and breaking taboos. The choice of living in Trieste is therefore not quite random: middle ground, culture crossing, exchange, and friction. It is from her artistic production that the signs of the acquired and perhaps sometimes conflicting diversities emerge, of the search for that point of ancestral and decisive origin.

Carafì divides her existence between the South American and Eurasian continents. Born in Buenos Aires, she earned an Accademia di Belle Arti Diploma and moved to Italy 1980 to study at Accademia di Carrara.  The traits of her pictorial poetics are unmistakable: not pure depiction, not a simple abstraction but almost anthropological research. The subjects of her works mix the semiotic value of caricature, the taste for naif design, with contemporary architecture.

The Days After - Mixed technique on canvas
Metropolitan Music - Mixed technique on canvas
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The Pyramid of the Past - Mixed technique on canvas
The Dancing - Mixed technique on canvas

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Eduardo Fujii

"Like Robert Mapplethorpe once said about himself, I am obsessed with beauty and perfection, and like him, I am also never satisfied. I have a need to make art and impart something of myself to my work just like self-portraits. I work with film/digital cameras, lensless cameras, or no camera at all."

Still Life With Self Portrait And Gerbera - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.

Eduardo Fujii is a fine art photographer living on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California. At an early age, he demonstrated great interest in the arts. He started music lessons at the age of five followed by painting. It wasn’t until late 2006, however, that he turned to photography as a form of artistic expression. Classical music and painting have been part of most of his life and have certainly contributed to the development of a lyrical sensibility that underlies his photography today.

Eduardo has participated in gallery exhibitions at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Center for Photographic Art, the Cherry Center for the Arts, and Carmel Visual Arts in Carmel, California, the Museum of Monterey and Alvarado Gallery in Monterey, and has received various awards including Spotlight Awards from B&W Magazine and Color Magazine, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Professional Photographer Magazine, Monochrome Awards, and the International Color Awards. One of Eduardo’s images was selected for the cover of Shadow & Light Magazine. In 2017, Eduardo was awarded Photographer of the Year at the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.

My new series of still lifes explores the classical beauty of black and white photography with a special focus on the sensual interrelationship of light, shadow, composition, and form. As an image maker, I continue the pursuit of beauty using photography as an art-making tool. Inspired by the stylized and elegant floral still lifes created by Robert Mapplethorpe during the 1980s, I create these images by blending uninvolving photos of flowers with exciting lighting effects and dramatic, shadowy backgrounds. While not so perceptible, my images also include some sort of hidden symbolism. Despite their clear-cut composition, images in this series are imbued with mystery and eroticism.

Still Life With Bonsai And Shadow Of A Male Bearer - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.
Still Life With Orchids And Portrait Of A Woman - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.
Still Life With Alstroemerias And Wine Bottle - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.
Still Life With Sunflower - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.

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Herbert Hermans

"With imagination, composition, and strokes of the brush, I am trying to find the ideal world between fantasy and reality and make people think about the beauty of the old and sometimes ruinous buildings and the world in general."

Exchange Building Antwerp - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm

“Meticulously rendered, industrial and architectural elements become complex patterns in Herbert Hermans’ original paintings. With many years of experience in depicting modern architecture, Hermans has developed a very personal style that is immediately recognizable.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Born in 1947 in Voorburg, The Netherlands, Bert Hermans is living in Rotterdam. Since the late 80's Hermans has been a passionate painter and he owns an atelier in the historic city center of Gouda. His work consists mainly of oil paintings. Hermans has taken various courses in acrylics, water media and oil painting at the Dutch Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam and further developed his technique at the atelier of Clara Miedema, Rotterdam. Hermans has had exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and the USA and has been nominated in 2014 and 2016 for Painting of the Year in Holland. This year he was named Artist of the Month by Artavita and his most recent shows include Little Treasures Bologna Italy, Spectrum Miami USA, Nationale Kunstdagen Rotterdam,  Shanghai Art Fair, Annual Dutch Art Fair in Amsterdam, Trevisan International Art, Unique Realities in Madrid, Spain, the London Crossroads Art Fair, Art San Diego,  the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, Le SM'ART' at Aix en Provence, France, ArtExpo New York, Ritme in Roden and Marziart Internationale Galerie in Hamburg, Germany.

"The main theme of my work is industrial and cultural heritage. Sources of inspiration for my paintings are abandoned and often ruinous buildings. Use of color and use of light make my paintings special events. Dark disconsolateness is changing into light and warmth. Regularly I add characters who provide another or an extra dimension to the image, like brides, monks, and observers. The tension in their relationship is sometimes nearly tangible."

Illusion 2 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
Big Office - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Illusion 1 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
The Boathouse - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm


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Natalia Bragina

" "Don’t sleep, don’t sleep, the Artist, Be never prey to dream, Eternity's your master, In the flow of Time you swim." All my life I try to follow those lines of Boris Pasternak."

Landscape With Young Man By Samovar, Oil on cardboard 70 x 50 cm

Born in Leningrad, former USSR, now Sankt Petersburg, Russia, Natalia Bragina graduated the Moscow State University with a degree in International Economics. She attended the art studios at Moscow State University and the Moscow House of Scientists. After 1989 painting became her main professional occupation.  Since then Bragina has had no fewer than fifteen solo exhibitions including shows in Sweden and the USA as well as art auctions in Paris, France. Bragina recently exhibited at New York World Art Fair 2016, the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City and opened her most recent color show VISION at Marina Tsvetaeva Museum, Moscow.

Still-Life On The Window-Sill, Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Naoko, Oil on cardboard 80 x 50 cm
Russian Easter, still-life, Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Still Life With Russian Culichi, Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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