Gabriele Musebrink

“To me, Love is the underlying element in everything.”

The Unseen - Pigments on canvas 20x20 cm

"(...)The material originating directly from nature is inalterably being conserved. It is not sublimed and there is no contamination. The material is not only a means of creation of the artwork itself but represents a part that is intrinsically tied to it. The extraordinary perception of such an abstract work is based on and comes with a feeling of the existence of reality(…)."

- Marzenna Guzowska | Art Critic | Warsaw

Gabriele Musebrink studied art (1975-1983) and worked a graphic and visual artist for German museums and cultural institutions.  In 1993 she began exclusively working as an independent artist. She has worked all over Europe demonstrating her unique technique and style at public art events, teaching seminars and doing exhibitions. An author, Gabriele publishes extensively in art books and on internet platforms.

With exhibits and art fair participations in Europe and abroad she also had a 2016 installation at  the Clinic Ludwigsburg, Space Mirhab, Room of Silence, Ludwigsburg (Germany) and in 2017  an acquisition of two of the works by the Ministry for Culture and Science of North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Aachen (Germany).

An expression of transformation, morphology in painting, birth and death – the intuitive process painting of Gabriele Musebrink reflects natural life processes and scents out in the process of painting the different kinds of material to be deployed as well as the technique.

Emotions In Grey No.01 - Fresco-limestone, pigments on wood 100x100 cm
Stone Sign No.1 - Fresco-limestone, pigments on canvas 100x180 cm
Norge 16 - Fresco-limestone, pigments on canvas 150x210 cm
Emotions In Grey No.02 - Fresco-limestone, pigments on wood 100x100 cm

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Christoph Woloszyn

"My view and interpretation of art are very different. I use standard photography and at the same time image modification. I have been told many times that I create unusual but also expressive images. These are pictures with both visible and hidden messages for the viewer.”

In The Net Of Dreams - Digital photography on GalleryPrint on Alu-Dibond behind acrylic glass 90x60 cm

Born in Poland, contemporary photographer, Christoph Woloszyn belongs to the artist group

'Künstler-Initiative Gelsenkirchen' and 'Art in the City.'

"My view and interpretation of art are very different. I use standard photography and at the same time image modification. I have been told many times that I create unusual but also expressive images. These are pictures with both visible and hidden messages for the viewer.  However, the essence of art is to look beyond the borders, instead of just staying in creative development. Creating one's own kind of art, following one's own thoughts, using one's own intellect and representing the real in a different way, that's my kind that will always follow.

In my experimental visual language, I work as a surrealist. In my motifs, I go beyond the real and the substantial. I alienate my photographic motifs through light, through technical effects, through materials to bring it closer to the viewer, but in a different constellation and perspective."

In 2010, Christoph earned a Degree in Photo Design at the art academy IBKK in Bochum. For many years he has been engaging in art photography and his self-developed photo projects, are worked out and converted by him. With numerous exhibitions and art fair participations on a national and international level mark his artistic path.

Art fairs: Berlin List 2016 | Art Innsbruck 2017  | Spectrum Miami Art Fair 2018 | ArtExpo New York 2019

Exhibitions: Rome, Miami, New York, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Varel/Obenstrohe, Wiesloch, Bochum, Herne, Fröndenberg, Mülheim, Münster.

Waiting - Digital photography on GalleryPrint on Alu-Dibond behind acrylic glass 60x90 cm
Connection - Digital photograph on GalleryPrint on Alu-Dibond behind acrylic glass 60x90 cm
The Angel in Hell - Digital photography on GalleryPrint on Alu-Dibond behind acrylic glass 60x90 cm
Metamorphosis 1 - Digital photography on GalleryPrint on Alu-Dibond behind acrylic glass 60x90 cm

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Catherine Pickop

"The process of my art making is a way to express my personal response to the world around me with a distinct technique and style. It is a profound self-communication and a visual representation of my mind."

Reconcile #1 - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on scored watercolor paper 113 x 165 cm

Repetition, stillness, and rhythm are essential elements in Catherine Pickop’s work. She is particularly interested in how art can help to express internal emotions and rationalize inner thoughts. She began using coffee residue as a material in her art-making, exploring feelings consciously and subconsciously as a method of self-discovery. Her works become a visual reflection of her mind, the process of her art-making describes how she sees the world, reconstructed on paper in minimal abstract form.

After exploring different media through her early stage, she is now more focused on drawings with natural mineral pigment and coffee residue. She created her own method and gesture of rubbing natural mineral pigment on paper which is a direct and intimate way of painting. Each painting evolves from a combination of carefully planned structure and the immediate sensation of application and removal of pigment. The carefully calibrated neutral tones create complex spatial compositions which invite the audience to appreciate movement and subtle variations of color.

Catherine Pickop lives and works in Hong Kong.

Rhythm - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on pencil drew watercolor paper 76 x 56 cm
Last Night I Dreamt of Macondo - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on scored watercolor paper 56 x 76 cm
The Counterpart - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on scored watercolor paper 38 x 28.5 cm
Eccentric - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on pencil drew watercolor paper 56 x 76 cm

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Carmen Moreno

“Art is the substantial, desperate attempt to understand the world, life and death. It creates a pictogram of everything we think we can influence. It is a survival strategy. Topics, Technique or Medium are not important, the action itself is what is decisive”.

KEBAB FOR TWO, 2018 - Oil pastels, diptych 50 x 100 x 4 cm

Born in Madrid, Carmen Moreno has a Degree in Music and Piano from The Real Music Conservatory in Madrid. A Germanist, Doctor of Philology by The University Complutense de Madrid she has received fine art education in Painting by Isabel Bazo, Madrid, and by Michael Klenk, Germany in the Haller Academy of Arts SHA, as well as in the Graphic etching Graphik-Radierungswerkstatt-81 in Schwäbisch-Hall, Germany. Carmen Moreno lives between Spain and Germany. Her productions are in oil, acrylic, watercolors, engravings, aquatints, and etchings and they are recognized internationally.

BLACKBIRDS IN WINTER, 2017 - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 x 4 c
LEAVING THE CENTURY OF MEDIOCRITY, 2015 - Oil on canvas 92 x 65 x 2 cm
THE SEA IS SO CLOSE, 2010 - Oil on canvas 70 x 35 x 2 cm
HELP! EVERYBOBY WANTS TO SELL ME SOMETHING!, 2018 - Oil on canvas 89 x 116 x 2 cm

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Antwan Thompson

“I’m hard of hearing and I take damn good pictures.”

The Cleanse - Black and white photograph

From Maryland, Antwan Thompson specializes in black and white photography. Hard of hearing he focuses on recreating portraits of men who are deaf.

The View - Black and white photograph
Mermaid Left Behind - Black and white photograph
Mermaid - Black and white photograph
Then He Appears - Black and white photograph

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Anne Jeffery

"I photograph the diminutive landscapes of wild and garden flowers, leaves and grasses, and the birds, bugs, and butterflies that dwell within. My montages merge these photographs with clouds, streams, waterfalls, bubbles, and splashes of color. I intertwine multiple layers into a final composition."

Winsome - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.

"Growing up in California, under the spell of such luminaries of photography as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Edward Weston, I was entranced with the photographic process.  After receiving a sensible college degree, I went on to study photography at Brooks Institute of Photography. I left Brooks to begin a career with the Federal Government documenting wildfires for the Bureau of Land Management. During my Federal career, I worked as a photographer, a public relations specialist and National Deputy Director for BLM’s Office of Fire and Aviation. Over the years my work has evolved from documentary photographs into creating fine art multi-layered digital photomontages. 

My photomontages may be composed of up to 70 different layers.  A layer may be an original digital photograph, a digital creation such as flare, fog, stars, shadows, color splashes or a layer may modify another layer by adjusting exposure, hue, saturation, color, and/or texture.

I have studied under some of the masters of photography including workshops with Al Weber, Philip Hyde, Maggie Taylor, and Ysabel LeMay. In addition, I had the great honor of being selected to work as an assistant to Ansel Adams at one of his Yosemite Workshops. 

I was a finalist in the Julia M. Cameron Award for Women Photographers - Alternative Processes 2016 and had my work exhibited at Berlin Foto Biennale - 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography. My work is currently being exhibited at Friedman Memorial Airport, St Luke's Medical Center, 7Fuego Restaurant and Bellevue Public Library.”

Mordor - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Blossoms - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Bouquet - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Florescence - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.

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Angeles Gonzalez

"I use photography as a medium of personal expression in function of the perception that I have for Art. I recreate qualities that represent my vision of human nature — constantly looking inside the light for the shadows. I create a personal style and experiment with a world closer to pictorial art."

VENUS DIVAN - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 70 cm

"I am an Audiovisual Communication professional with more than 20 years of experience working in television, in creation and edition of audiovisuals. In the world of photography, my training is self-taught, my work has evolved through my own research. I started doing Documentary Photography; there was a moment when I wanted to investigate further, and I went into other genres, like fashion photography and later I evolved to Fine Art.

The experience was very positive. I experimented and discovered new ways of capturing, not only moments but subtle details which I could register and forms of expression which I could shape. I became able to create what was in my imagination. Utilizing a unique technique my works require a long and continual gaze.

Inside the many possibilities offered by photographic art, the one that attracts me the most is the portrait, because of the power it has to transmit sensations and emotions, which reach the viewer directly. But I go a step further, because I try to get my photography to have a pictorial appearance so real, that when I contemplate it, put into question that what I am watching is photography or painting.

I consider my photography, emotionally dense and infinite; my art emphasizes fantasy and imagination as a source of aesthetic experience

My professional career focuses on the search for beauty, and through my photography, I try to share my emotions. My last projects have been based on a study through the painting of the great masters of the Baroque and Renaissance; I analyze the use of light in those wonderful chiaroscuros, to use that knowledge in my photography, where my goal is to achieve that mixture between photography and painting.

In my works, the framings, the treatment of the light, the scenery, the whole, get a mixture, that when observing the work printed on canvas surprises that it is photography."

UTOPIA - Digital art printed on methacrylate 100 x 80 cm
FEMME - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 100 cm
NARNIA - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 70 cm
VENUS RENAISSANCE - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 70 cm

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Aleksandr Shablyko

"I explore other worlds that sometimes manifest themselves in our world and influence it. My paintings are artifacts from expeditions to parallel dimensions. The works are united by a common concept, the interweaving of storylines and a geographical map."

Approach to the Core of Matter - Oil on MDF 50,5 x 51 cm

“Belarusian artist, Aleksandr Shablyko creates sublimely intricate tableaus which draw the viewer into complex parallel universes of mythical and transcendental aura. Brushstroke by brushstroke these painstakingly builts paths which invite us into the otherworldly and feast in a buoyancy of color and texture. A cohesive body of work,   Shablyko’s paintings are very recognizable and unique.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Evening Twinkle - Acrylic on MDF 52 x 42 cm
Dragon Road - Acrylic on canvas 45 x 60 cm
Under the Diamond-Shaped Moon - Oil on MDF 88 x 56,5 cm
The Ark and the Axis of World - Oil on MDF 50 x 80 cm

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Adi Zur

"My paintings are influenced by the fact that we are bombarded each day with information by competing media. My paintings are born out of a sense that in the midst of this whirl of media and information there is a calm eye to the storm."

The Power - Mixed media 36 x 48 in.

"I was born and raised in Israel, the ancient land of the Bible. I lived near archaeological digs where I played hide and seek in my childhood. After studying philosophy and painting, I became an art teacher and painted as well. In 1991 I moved my family to Toronto, studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) and graduated with an Honors Degree. As a full-time artist, I showcase my works at various galleries all over the world. My work is published in a few art books."

Adi Zur graduated with Honors (Drawing and Painting) at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario. She has studied at The Academy of Art Teachers, Tel-Aviv, Israel and AVNI – Institute of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel and majored in Philosophy at Tel-Aviv University.

Changes Everything - Mixed media 24 x 24 in.
Boating Dreams of the Night - Mixed media 34 x 72 in.
Family Finally - Mixed media 30 x 70 in.
Chemistry - Mixed media 48 x 38 in.

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Zeev Parush

"The philosophical theory of subjectivism says human beings cannot see the world but through their own self-interpretation. I create with the hope that my story pervades into the viewer's self-subjective world. My work is usually comprised of impressionism with some cynical twist.”

The Empty Dance Of Love - Digital painting 70 x 50

Zeev Parush is a self-taught painter, photographer and digital artist from Israel.

Selected Exhibitions

November 2017 - nude, naked - Group exhibition, Cuckoos Nest gallery, Jaffa - Tel Aviv, Israel

October 2017 - Nonplace - Group exhibition, Central gallery, Central bus station, Tel Aviv

July 2015 - Reflections - Group exhibition, Zadik Gallery, Jaffa-Tel Aviv

September 2014 - Images from Books - Group exhibition, Beit Alon gallery, Givataim

July 2014 - Fused Collection - Digital exhibition at the House of Israel, San Diego, USA

December 2013 - SHOO ROT SHOO ROT - Multidisciplinary Art Event the Cat and Dog Night Club, Tel Aviv

September 2012 - Welcome to the Jungle. Group exhibition, Tent Gallery,  Edinburgh

August 2011 - Disposition, Solo Exhibition, The Artists' House gallery, Tel Aviv

May 2011 - Persona Art Festival, Contemporary art show, The Rag Factory, London, UK

May 2011 - Donkey Art Prize, Group exhibition, Via Tortona, Milan, Italy

No Name - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50
The Non Conformist - Digital painting 70 x 50
Babylon - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50
Lord Of The Queen - Digital painting 70 x 50

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