Monte Wright

"A painting should not end on the canvas. It should encourage viewers to create worlds of their own."

Universal Struggle - Acrylic on canvas $3,000

Monte Wright was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and is now based in Ontario, Canada. He presently works in a Kitchener home studio. He was recently featured as a Modern Master in the New York publication Art in Focus. Since 1962, Monte has shown his work in many private and public galleries, both nationally and internationally. After retirement in 1992, Monte pursued a full-time career in art. His interests continue to vary in scope, from monumental murals to contemporary, abstract art, social issues and computer-generated images. Since 2000 Monte has been exploring a series of digital landscapes. Painter and artiste extraordinaire, Monte herein establishes himself once again as an artistic force to be reckoned with. A powerful painter, Monte’s overture places him with the likes of Lucian Freud and Kandinsky. Yet, while Monte’s works have the swirling energy of many great artists, they also suggest something quite different: the murmuring of numerous voices beneath each layer. The artist’s work has changed greatly over the years, and is seldom simple. He courageously goes beyond the given and familiar, pioneering new techniques and materials in order to expand his own vision. A master of color, Monte is adept in his use of pure colour in his digital prints. He uses soft brown or black to neuter the surrounding cacophony of colors. The artist’s intent is to block out the outside world in order to give the viewer space in which to roam freely. Monte’s work impacts our senses, awakens our emotional memory, and empowers us to see the universe and beyond. He teaches us that a painting should not end on the canvas. It should encourage viewers to create worlds of their own.

Guiding Spirit - Acrylic on canvas $3,000
Madonna - Acrylic on canvas $3,000
Oneness - Acrylic on canvas $3,000
Burst of Energy - Acrylic on canvas $3,000

Monte Wright is an internationally recognized artist. In 2010 and 2011 his art has been shown in New York, N. Y. ; New Haven Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Florence, Italy; London, England and Argentina.His work is found in many collections throughout Canada and the United States. Example locations are as follows: The Brandon Sun collection in Manitoba; The Fogarty House, Chester, Vermont, U.S.A.; Kitchener Farmers market, Kitchener, Ontario; Creelman Hall, University of Guelph, Ontario; Fellowship of Christian Police officers, Toronto, Ontario; and Tony Flanagan House, Bosham, United Kingdom. Monte’s website is www.monteartist.org.


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Barbara

“Natura.”

Fiore Parlante Nella Foresta Incantata - Acrylic 25 x 30 cm

“ I am an impressionist,  intentional, vitalist painter.  I have the deliberate attitude of the impressionists even if I have the instinct of the action painter. Each line is, therefore, a real experience with its unique history. It does not illustrate instead the perception of its implementation. My attention is directed to the pleasures that spring from impressions, sensations, perception, body, and intellect.

The impression is that which moves the senses and the body of those who have imaginative capacity in immanent immediacy (Sartre, Bergson, Baumgarten). You can come to think of the reaction to an image with open arms with a jump because you cannot get from the material without a jump and vice versa because the artist can get lost in his work (Shelling), also because an image determines a kinesthetic movement.

With Impressionism, the origin of abstract painting, the first dissolution of the figuration occurs, but not the demise of its aesthetics. For this, we must wait for the next phase that I called from the abstract to the possible and that begins with the liberation from all the aesthetics of the past. An aesthetic art of consciousness seeks to replace an aesthetic conscience of art through impression. Painting the appearance, as we actually see it, not as conventionally we are forced to see it, as we pass it, moves the impressionists and pushes the viewer to see again and with increased sensitivity this first level of estrangement. The image offered allows him, not without exceeding it, to get lost in the illusion of the landscape, of the event or of everyday life, he transfers it to the imaginary reality, not so to speak, without dwelling in it and realizing it through painting. The landscape does not open up to him, rather he closes it. It manifests itself more and more for what it is: the appearance on the surface."

Impressioni Di Primavera - Acrylic 70 x 70
Dioniso - Acrylic 100 x 150 cm
Interazione Di Colori - Acrylic 100 x 120 cm
Impressioni Di Acqua Chiara - Acrylic 70 x 70 cm


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Jun Gueco Cruz

"As a visual artist, I seek to deliver my lessons on the science of life and human anatomy by creating massive representations of life processes on a cellular level."

Fibrosis - Mixed media 36 x 24 in.

Born in Angeles City, Philippines and now a Philadelphia-based artist, Jun Gueco Cruz (Junbap) is a Kapampangan visual artist. Junbap’s art training stems mostly from experiments, workshops, and mentoring from other veteran Kapampangan artists. He has received prestigious national and international awards and recognition in painting, sculpture, and mixed media, and recently exhibited his works at the Florence Biennale 2017, Italy; Artbox project New York, 2018; and has been invited to show his works at the Venice Biennale in 2019.

Progeny - Mixed media 48 x 48 in.
Pretribulation - Mixed media 24 x 24 in.
Imperishable Seed - Mixed media 48 x 16 in.
All Things New - Mixed media 48 x 48 in.


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Grady Zeeman

“The soul of an artist cannot be muted indefinitely. It must either be expressed, or it will consume the host.” - Gerard de Marigny

I Am Incredibly Grateful - Mixed media 29 x 39 x 1 in.

South African artist, Grady Zeeman has exhibited in South Africa, USA, UK, Italy, Germany, France, China, and India until recently owning the Kunstehuijs Art Gallery in South Africa. Grady holds degrees in Fashion Design by CPUT, South Africa, in Art Appreciation by The Art Institute and Certificate of Navigating Today's Art World by Sotheby's Institute of Art.

"Understanding the role of the modern female in society and how we can balance all our abilities to the greater good of humankind,  is of vital importance to me. By using myself as a model to work from in my latest range, forces me to be honest with what I see and who I am. Each painting I do is part of a deeply personal and emotional journey. They all express who I am, what I’ve struggled with and what I’ve conquered.  As I’m increasingly creating flow in my life, creating flow in my art is essential to me. The contrast between thin and bold areas, an expression of the multi-faceted woman I am. I believe that our greatest freedom comes after the words, I am……………"

I Am Loved - Mixed media 39 x 29 x 1 in.
I Am Beautiful - Mixed media 29 x 39 x 1 in.
I Am Approved Of - Mixed media 39 x 29 x 1 in.
I Am In The Presence Of Greatness - Oil 39 x 29 x 1 in.


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hANSKENS

"I can be a 25-year-old male gay who married his first love (whom now is 47 )…. I can be an 18-year-old EMO girl with multiple colored tones in her hair and suicidal thoughts... I can be a 46-year-old mother of six who was born in Belgium and lives now in Sweden... That does not matter; it is the art that matters..."

Big Blue - Painting 70 x 50 cm
Hollow Face - Painting 35 x 28 cm
Hollow Faces 2 - Painting 70 x 50 cm
Stained Surprise - Painting 70 x 50 cm
Upp In The Air - Paint on textile 125 x 125 cm (unframed)


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Vanessa Nahoul

"My work is Surrealist Expressionist; it is inspired by the human body and its expressions of emotional, intellectual and spiritual life. It is inspired by the idea that through art one can find an answer to what being human really means."

Birth of Adam - Oil on paper 31 x 49 cm 2010

Of Lebanese origin, Vanessa Nahoul Serio is a Mexican born artist with 25 years of experience in drawing and painting. Vanessa considers art as the pause one can take from the violent and challenging world we live in, to reorganize the chaos and achieve the needed transformation into better persons.

Vanessa began her academic studies in Art, Composition, Drawing and Art Materials in Mexico City. Author of several drawing and painting series: “Insight,” “Chromatic Places,” “Emigrants of the Gaze,” “Dream Passages,” “Dreams and Reminiscences in Paradise” and “Sacred places of the Heart,”  she also has a Postgraduate Degree and a Ph.D. in Psychoanalytic Psychology which has nourished her work and her understanding of the human expression. Her work has been published in different books specialized in art, she has exhibited her work in at least 11 solo shows, and she has participated in many group shows both in Mexico and in Florence, Italy, New York, Miami, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Las Vegas. Her work is currently exhibited in Madrid, Spain.

Vanessa has been awarded the national recognition: Pergamino de Oro al Mérito Andrés Henestrosa, for her cultural and artistic career. She gives workshops on Art and Psychoanalysis. Her work has been published in several books specialized in art, particularly in the renowned, World Wide Art Books series.  She received an Honorable Mention in the Artavita Contest, USA, 2012 and in 2015 she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for her work from Artavita in Santa Barbara, California, USA. She has been awarded special recognition by the Lebanese Center in 2009, 2013 y 2014  for her publications and her artistic work. Vanessa Nahoul was distinguished in 2017 with the Doctorate Honoris Cause by the Claustro Doctoral Iberoamericano.

Learning to Fly - Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm 2010
Present, Past And Future - Oil on wood 40 x 60 cm 2012
Spring in the Garden of Eden - Oil on paper 50 x 66 cm 2010
Revelations II - Oil on linen - 120 x 42 cm 2012


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Eda Gyenis

“I have been painting and drawing for two years with four solo exhibits. I am a retired Doctor so now my art is my life. Creating gives me happiness and I hope my artworks transmit happiness to other people.”

Forward to Light - Acrylic 30 x 40 cm

"Bold, vibrant colors and intertwined shapes build up intricate portraits in a way reminiscent of Egon Schiele, yet Éda Gyenis’ works carry a happy and light energy through them." - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Mom's Hug - Acrylic 50 x 70 cm
Touches - Acrylic 50 x 70 cm
The Beggar - Acrylic 50 x 70 cm
Spotted Blanket - Acrylic 50 x 70 cm


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Maeva Fouché

"The underlying purpose with all of my pieces is to evoke a feeling of happiness. The emotional experience someone has when viewing my work is very important to me. I bounce back and forth from using geometric shapes to convey a story or simply to influence a positive emotion."

Untitled 3-17-17- Acrylic 36 x 36 in.

Maeva Fouche graduated from Kean University in Union, NJ with a B.F.A in Interior Design. She works as an Interior Designer while creating her unique pieces. Maeva's art is influenced by urban life, geometric shapes, music, and bold colors. Her brushstrokes dance across her canvases to connect with her viewers on an emotional and spiritual level.

All In My Head - Acrylic 40 x 40 in.
Untitled 8-30-17 - Acrylic 24 x 30 in.
Untitled 12-3-17 - Acrylic 30 x 40 in.
Burst of Love - Acrylic 30 x 20 in.


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Marianne Charlotte Mylonas-Svikovsky

"I always aim at the essence of what surges from my innerself, rendering the emotions aroused and translating them into color, composition and the gestures implicated in the means used. Art translates and confers meaning to life in ever renewed forms as emotions are universally the same."

Inferno ... Sexual Harassment, An Archaïsme Ever Present, 2018 - Oil and acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm

"Painting has been a personal refuge for me since I was 12, throughout my parents' eventful life all over the world, obliging me to quick adaption for school and languages mentalities and environment. I thus developed an acute eye, like a photographer, registering images in my mind, also increasing my sensitivity that later was brought to a pinnacle by tragedies and traumas to my children that I overcame. Thanks to Art helping a resiliency that conferred new meaning to my life, a means to express and canalize overflowing emotions, that will ever be universal, in the end attaining peace and joy again. The major international exhibitions I have been invited to have brought me in contact with other artists and trends but my references are the great masters mainly of the Italian Renaissance which I studied in Rome, and the masters of Italy, France inspiring me on my very personal path. I go to the essence of things that surge from my innerself, instinctively, translating them in an alla prima way or after long maturation, working on them until they convey the original emotion hidden in my soul that needs to be expressed. Emotions, vibrations, world-impacting events, vibrations through lines and colors, atmospheres and poetic images, story-telling abstracts are my main themes determining the colors, composition, means and gestures used. The soul speaks, the inner mind expresses spontaneously on canvas what surges and ideally speaks to the spectator who gives life to my artwork through his words and own feelings. I have the honor of being invited to many international exhibitions, art books and monthly art magazines and feel the responsibility of keeping the faculty of emotional authenticity and the capacity to translate them through my personal sensitivity. Three free quotations: Pierre Soulage: "Let the material go freely." Leonardo da Vinci: "If the hand is not guided by the soul it is not art."  Henri Miller: "Go to the essence always the essence, and Paintings leads back to joy and life."

Taking The Wave In Deep Blue... And Opening Up, 2018 - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Social Media Leaking ... And Us On Internet Innocent Users, 2018 - Acrylic and oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Lampedusa ... Leaving.... So Many Crosses In Our Sea…, 2013 - Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 60 cm
Refugees ... The Problem, Pushing On Step By Step To A Red Light, 2018 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm


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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.
Nothing and Exclusion - Oil on canvas 56 x 72 x 1,8 in.

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