Jay Brown

Girl - Digital, 378x501 px $200

Being trained by a colleague with two BFA's makes the digital artist a product of her mentor's brilliance. Tracking therapeutic nuances, as if painting on canvas, is a transferable skill. With expressionism on the front lines, temperament becomes benevolent; making the gallery representation more than traditional landscape but less than figurative realism.

Perplexed - Digital, 325x361 px $120
Men - Digital 458x464 px $170
Digital Portrait 3 - Digital, 326x392 px $100
Drink - Digital, 298x453 px $150

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JinHee Kim

"I present canvases and books adorned with yarn and thread. The yarn creates complex organic forms on the canvas. Evolving from an art therapy technique, I am drawn to the connections one can make with one another from a simple cluster of lines, a result of intention and accident."

Untitled Thread, 2017 - Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in. $1300

JinHee Kim is a Chicago-based artist, born in Seoul, and raised in Beijing. The artist received her Bachelor's Degree on Fine Arts in Painting at The Art Institute of Chicago. In May 2018, she received a Master's degree from Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts of Washington University in St. Louis.

“In my work, I present the viewer with canvases and books adorned with yarn and thread. The yarn creates complex organic forms on the canvas. Circular organic forms are either painted in with color, have rhinestones pasted in, or are left empty. These sets of lines create texture and movement, which allow for a distinct experience of the viewer depending on what has been done to these organic forms.

My method of creating each canvas is a very intricate process and becomes a form of meditation, embodying the essential meaning of my work. As creating each canvas requires an extensive amount of time to create, I also make quick studies in sketchbooks and raw canvases that are layered on top of one another; which also become art objects.

Through meditation and layering of yarns, I visually present the process of embracing of myself, specifically my personal traumas, and duality. The tension between concealing and revealing my personal trauma is a crucial facet of my artwork.

Evolving from an art therapy technique, the Winnicott Squiggle Game, I am drawn to the connections one can make with one another from a simple cluster of lines, and create images as a result. These images are a result of intention and accident, a combination that mimics inevitable life choices."

Ambivalence I, II, III, 2015 - Mixed media and rhinestones on linen 30 x 30 in. Ea. $1500
Ambiguity, 2015 - Mixed media on linen 29 x 24 in. $700
Ambivalence, 2015 - Mixed media on linen 29 x 24 in. $700
Two Figures, 2015 - Mixed media on paper Ea. 14 x 31 in. Ea. $500

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Wolfgang Müller

Wolfgang Müller begins with a certain idea, which then expands and concretizes in the course of a longer, sometimes over years extending creative process. He places the human being in the center of a cosmos, where he paints inner and outer worlds in a very own surreal context.

Stillstand - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

The artist Wolfgang Müller, who started painting in his early years, and whose painterly education is based on self-study, was born in 1963 in Büchen. For a long time, he also worked independently as a cabinet maker. Since 2004, he and his wife have been running the post office in Büchen with a shop for writing and toys. There is also a gallery where he also exhibits his paintings.

Selektion - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Mann und Frau - Oil on canvas 80 x 120 cm
Begrenzte Suche - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Fundament - Oil on canvas 80 x 120 cm

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Q. Wang

"As the famous French film producer Jean-Luc Godard said, It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to. Q. Wang has taken me further into the appreciation of my surroundings, people, and love." - Gary Sorkin

Overlook - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

Chinese Artist, Q. Wang moved to America in 1995 to work as a computer Engineer/Programmer. In 2006 he attended the

West Los Angeles College to study Oil Painting and in 2011 a collection of his paintings "Spirit" was published.

Q. Wang’s painting style is entirely new and unique.  His artworks were reported in more than 10 countries, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, and Russian. Q. Wang developed his painting style -- "freeism" by using free colors, free shapes, and free strokes to do his artworks. The result is a free atmosphere and an imaginative space.

" Generally speaking, before Manet, people all try to paint alike, after Manet, people tried to paint differently. It's a broken process. Monet broke the brush, Van Gogh broken the plane, Matisse broken the colors, Miro broken Shapes, Picasso broken the construction, Abstraction broken the object. Before Van Gogh, people all painted what they saw, and let the viewers see what they painted. Since Van Gogh, people began to paint what they thought, and let the viewers think what they painted."

Q. Wang paints the spirits, something you can not see and you can not think, you can only feel it by heart. His paintings have no details but have characters. Each of his painting is different from others. Q. Wang's painting is a combination of contemporary art with Chinese culture.

Birthday Gift - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Quebec - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Mt. Hollywood - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Church - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in.

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Nicole Papaefthimiou

Nicole expresses the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality and believes that with simple colors and shapes, the spectator can perceive the moods and feelings in her paintings.

Island - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Nicole Papaefthimiou studied Fine Arts at the University in Greece. After she was granted a scholarship by Bosch she did postgraduate studies at University of Dusseldorf, Germany.  She has shown in many personal and group exhibitions. Her artworks are presented in art museums, art halls, and private art galleries. She participated in the ARTBOX PROJECT March 5-16, 2018 in New York, USA.

Chaos - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 160 cm
Beautiful Anarchy - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 95 cm
Thalassa - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Noise - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 cm

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Maria Teresa Guala

In A Good Humour - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Maria Teresa Guala was born in Turin in 1947. Her father was painter and advertiser (signed with TO-EXPOSITION) and came from an important family of artists of Monferrato. Maria studied at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts of Turin in the ‘60s under Prof. Scroppo. At the same time she studied languages and she has worked as translator. Due to work and family, she interrupted her art practice for a long time. Resuming in 2000 with a solo exhibition at Micrò Gallery, Turin and at the Promotrice of Fine Arts in Turin, 2001. She participated in several exhibitions in Europe and Russia, US and received different awards.

Guala collaborated with the MIIT Museum of Turin, spending two months in Chicago (Zhou Center). In summer 2017 she participated in the Triennale of Rome. She also collaborated with some galleries in the United States winning a contest with ARTAVITA Santa Barbara to participate in Miami Art Basel. Maria was contacted by VIDA, a fashion house in San Francisco to work as a designer. On November 18.2017 she inaugurates a personal exhibition at Palazzo Ducale Genova.

Biscuit - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
La Bici (Bicycle) - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Bigotta - Acrylic on canvas 33 x 50 cm
Cartoon - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

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Michaela Bräunche

"I always loved painting, to work with colors and different materials. When I begin to paint, I do not know what I am going to paint. It's like a natural process. My personal need for harmony controls my work, and as well it inspires me."

Arabesque - Painting 55 x 55 cm sold

"My entire life I have loved arts and music. I decided to study Architecture, a similar profession, but not as similar as I thought. I never really ceased to paint, to handle with colors.  In 2015 I began to express myself while painting. This was an entirely new experience. First I started to work with gypsum, a wonderful material. Later with all kinds of colors, varnish and sometimes with founds from nature.  At a certain time, I began to paint those mandala-like pictures. I do not know where they come from. I paint - without thinking about it - without making a concept before. It is a kind of a "marvelous relaxation" - coming from my inside.

At first, when I began to paint those pictures, I ask myself, where are they coming from. I do not know it, and after a while, I do not ask myself about it. I accepted it. In 2017 I began to publish my works, and a few months later, in November 2017 I had my first exhibition in Italy. This was incredible. As a matter of fact, I would say: painting is one of the great experiences of my life, it`s a part of me."

Protection - Mixed media 110 x 110 cm 1500€
The Three Pillars - Painting 105 x 105 cm 2500€
Essentials - Painting 100 x 100 cm 5000€
La Storia de La Vita - Painting 140 x 140 cm 7500€

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Marius Valentin Mosutan

"How can I describe my work? Painting is a string of words: fear, cowardice, courage, talent, agony, and ecstasy. Painting has something erotic in the way that the colors love each other or hate each other."

CHIMSEE - Acrylic on canvas 6stk. 20 x 50 cm $3,700
MOV - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 cm $6,500
SPRING 3 - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm $1,500
ASHES - Acrylic on canvas Triptych 70 x 140 cm $9,000
FLIGHT - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150 cm $10,000

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Helen James

"My artwork is representational its only aim being to bring pleasure to the viewer. I am inspired by everyday objects, scenes or events and try to capture them in a way that resonates with the viewer."

White Coppice Cricket Club - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.

Helen James was born and raised in Preston, England, emigrated to Canada in 1983, settling in Cornwall, Ontario.  As a child, Helen found immense pleasure in painting and drawing. This pastime has been revived during recent years as she has had more time to devote to studying and pursuing visual arts.

Helen's work is representational, and she works chiefly with oils and watercolor, although she has experimented with pastels, pencil, photography and pen and ink.  Helen is a self-taught artist who has learned much through studying the work of painters of the past. 

Helen's work has been exhibited in TAG Cornwall, January 2015, and in ArtAscent Magazine, August 2015 issue.  Cornwall Focus Art Juried Show, June 2017 - First Place, Oil category, "Rue St. Vincent, Montreal" - Honorable Mention, Acrylic category, "Lamoureux Park, Cornwall" ArtAscent Magazine - Still Life Competition, August 2015 - Distinguished Artist, "Chianti and Pears"

Tea Time - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Wansford Station - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Silver Coffee Pot - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Coffee and Jam - Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in.

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Wei Yan

“My art is influenced by Chinese masters Chang Ta Chien and Zao Wou Ki. I am very fascinated by unexpected effect and forms created by splashing ink and watercolor. The patterns of colors and the layers of ink reflect the magnificent drive natures give me.”

The Splash of Wonder - Mixed media 36 x 46 cm

Born in Beijing, China in the late 60’s and living in Canada, Wei Yan graduated from Beijing Normal University Fine Art Department with BA degree in 1991. Wei’s art has been seen in numerous exhibitions in Canada, USA, Europe, and China. His artworks have been purchased and collected by individuals and entrepreneurs in North America, China, Europe and Australia. Wei Yan’s art studio established in 1995, works represented by many professional art galleries.

The Mountain Stream - Mixed media 122 x 152 cm
Tranquility - Pastel 56 x 72 cm
Spirituality - Mixed media 72 x 105 cm
A Puppy - Pastel 40 x 50 cm

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