Simi Larisch

Deconstruction of film. The term "Mainstream" is often used with a negative connotation. In a more positive sense, it creates a collective memory and thus becomes, even decades later, a strong link between the individuals of a society.

Titanic 1997 - Original VHS tape (woven) 100 x 100 cm

From Germany, Simi Larisch has worked as a freelance artist and graphic designer out of her studio in Düsseldorf since 2005. 

 

Select Exhibitions

11/2022  Frauenmuseum | Bonn | 27th Art Fair

09/2022 Stadtmuseum | Düsseldorf | Da! Art Award

06/2022 Museum Kunst Palast | Düsseldorf | Die Grosse 

06/2022 FMDK e.V. | Munich | Kunstsalon SINE LOCO

 

Education

2019 Doctorate in Art History at HHU Düsseldorf (Dr. phil.)

2012 Sponsorship Award for Master's thesis: "Kunstpunkte - The visit to the studio. Between authenticity claim, voyeurism and commerce"

2011 M.A. art history HHU Düsseldorf

2005 B.A. art history and media science HHU Düsseldorf 

2003 Certificate study program at "Neue Kunstschule Zürich"

1999 State-certified designer for media and communication 

Love Actually 2003 - Print on canvas 50 x 300 cm
Jungle Book 1967 - Original VHS tape (woven) 100 x 100 cm
Fight Club 1999 - Print on canvas 50 x 300 cm
The Exorcist 1973 - Original VHS tape (woven) 100 x 100 cm

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Elizabeth Wood

"My artwork explores the underlying personal narratives that share a universality of themes: vulnerability, loss, resilience, and hope."

Portrait Of My Son As Polyphemus - Cut and painted aluminum letters Variable size

Canadian artist,  Elizabeth Wood is based in Vancouver, BC. Her work explores the "underlying personal narratives that share a universality of themes: vulnerability, loss, resilience, and hope." Wood's practice is influenced by her childhood experience as an orphan, navigating an unstable world shaped by powerful emotions such as grief, loneliness, fear and hope. In her work, which is predominately lens-based as well as installation, Wood seeks to express the experience of vulnerability with the hope of building a shared awareness of and empathy for others.

Elizabeth wood studied Visual Art at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and in the Visual Arts program at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Her work has been shown at APDA East-West Link, Kyoto, Japan; LACDA, Los Angeles, USA; TIAF London, UK; Mitte in der Pampa, Berlin, Germany.  

Darkness Retreating - Digital image on canvas 50 x 40 x 1.5 in.
Reading Mrs Dalloway - Digital image on canvas 12 x 9 x 1.5 in.
Figure In The Landscape - Acrylic print 14 x 11 x .25 in.
Girl With Head In Clouds - Acrylic print 14 x 11 x .25 in.

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Gorica Jeremic

"I dream of a balanced togetherness, which results from fair interaction and not on the basis of prescribed rules. The positive and brave look ahead stands above everything else. My abstract art represents a fearless journey, telling the most beautiful stories."

Unendlichkeit - Mixed media on canvas 150 x 90 cm

Gorica Jeremic’s life runs dynamically and contains cracks – just like her artwork. She was born in Vienna in 1976 and worked as a manager in various companies until 2015. When she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she was forced to follow a different path. After a process of self-discovery, Gorica started painting in 2018. Artistry makes her outright herself.

Already in her early life, Gorica was a freedom-loving, independent person. In her search for self-determination, she developed an idiosyncratic style of painting. Her works have their own will, taking the artist on a journey every time.

Gorica works with marble powder and lime putty on canvas, wooden plates or paper. She prepares her colors herself with pigments, oil, egg tempera and chestnuts. Her artworks are a composition of intuition, feelings and observation.

The quality of her artwork is a symbol of success for her. From Europe to the USA to India, art collectors admire and respect her work. Despite her hitherto short creative period, she has already won several awards. (Young Artist Winner 2019, 6th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2019, Organization: SGEM Conferences Gugliemeo II, Art Now Italy 2020). Gorica Jeremic hosted multiple successful exhibitions in Austria and was part of an Italian group-exhibition.

Egypt 6 - Mixed media on canvas 80 x 160 cm
Côte d‘Azur - Mixed media on canvas 140 x 160 cm
Phoenix III - Mixed media on canvas 60 x 120 cm
Phoenix I - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Maria Stella Polce

“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, with their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun." - P. Picasso
"I transform a fractal (computer generated), into a horse or a nude or a landscape or an abstract."

Omaggio floreale - Digital art, Frattalismo 50 x 50 cm

Italian artist, Maria Stella Polce is a Professor at the M.P.I. (Ministry of Education). Originally from Abruzzo, she traveled throughout Italy before moving permanently to Francavilla al Mare, where she currently resides. 

A versatile artist, from an early age, Maria Stella showed a passion for art by painting mainly landscapes and animals with a realistic approach. From the age of 20 onwards, she began to paint with oil colors on canvas (self-taught), had her first solo shows as well as participations in collective exhibitions, obtaining acclaim and prizes. 

After a long period of research and artistic experimentation with various techniques and materials (including oil pastels, acrylic colors, watercolors, tempera, glass painting, mixed techniques, etc.), Polce discovered fractals. From 2000 onwards, her way of making art radically changed, to "Fractalism." 

Polce draws fractals with her virtual brush, guided by the mouse, bringing out various themes including horses, female figures, landscapes and more, with a unique technique of painting the interior and producing an original, surprising effect. 

Later, Polce also experimented with new types of modifications to fractals, occasionally moving away from the figurative. All her digital works are born from fractals and their transformations (including fragmentation, overlapping, etc.). 

With this new genre of digital art, she has received notable awards and feature in various art catalogs, including, Mondadori and L'Elite 2019, Artisti 20, Atlante dell'Arte Contemporanea De Agostini 2021. Since 2015, Maria Stella Polce has continued to actively exhibit her work in Italy and abroad. 

Impatto - Digital art, Frattalismo 50 x 60 cm
Adolescente - Digital art, Frattalismo 50 x 60 cm
Chiaro di luna - Digital art, Frattalismo 50 x 60 cm
Fiamme nel bosco - Digital art, Frattalismo 50 x 50 cm

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Shan Ogdemli

"My work is inspired by light and color, patterns from biology, physics and geometry, by the Earth and Cosmos, by the interconnectedness of all things, by op art, pop art and the miracle of life."

Pink Moon - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 37 x 48 in.

"I have been a working artist my entire life, wearing many hats that include fine artist, licensed artist, illustrator, product designer, graphic designer, creative director and entrepreneur. I've owned and co-owned several successful artistic business endeavors, including my graphic design and illustration studio, Ogdemli Feldman Design + Illustration; my art licensing business, Designs by Shan; and a worldwide licensed brand phenomenon called Pampered Girls. 

After many years working in the commercial art and design fields in Los Angeles, my husband and I have recently relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I have finally been able to make the necessary life changes to be able to focus full-time on my true passion of creating my fine art. 

I work in multiple styles and media that include large-scale paintings in acrylic mixed with diatomaceous earth, as well as in digital media. My acrylic paintings are heavily textured with expressive brush strokes that add movement and energy, with color harmonies meticulously built from several layers of translucent and opaque paint. 

My digital images are what I call "digital drawings" because they all start as pencil drawings on paper, which are then scanned and redrawn by hand in Illustrator, then meticulously colored using Illustrator and Photoshop in much the same way as my layered acrylic paintings. 

My subjects in both media include light and color, patterns from life, science and math, dots, spots, circles, particles, waves, energy, flowing lines, spirals, mandalas and abstract landscapes. 

Inspirations include Op Art of the '60s and 70's, Victor Vasarely, Yaakov Agam, Mark Rothko, Vincent Van Gogh, Emilio Pucci, Alan Turing, biology, geometry, astronomy, physics, quantum physics and metaphysics."

Sea Spots - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Moana Kala Kala - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Rose Nebula - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 54 x 54 in.
Blue Sunflower - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 60 x 60 in.

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Isabel Herrera

"The images I capture reveal my dreams, my fairy tale; that irrational language that feeds my spirit; an illusory encounter with myself, where I revisit my childhood, and where ordinary experiences become poetry. In stillness, I have found life to be a succession of vanishing, ephemeral moments."

Music - Polaroid photograph composition Ea 3.5 x 4.2 in.

Isabel Herrera is a contemporary instant photographer and artist who lives and works in Guatemala City. Herrera’s works portray serenity and nostalgia and that which is also ephemeral, vaporous and impermanent.

From a deep state of quiescence, Herrera has come to understand that life is a succession of vanishing and fragile moments. While trying to remain in the now, detached from all things banal, she has found her own way, searching to preserve fragments of time. Instant photography has enabled her to mindfully cherish these moments in complete stillness, in presence. It is how she finds contentment. The Polaroid SX70 and its experimental possibilities have allowed her to capture these fragile and evanescent instants always through shades and veils of haze. Herrera has found a muse and inspiration in nature, and her deep connection to it is reflected in her images. The Polaroid emulsion lifting technique she continuously works with is the way she can convey vulnerability, sensitivity and fragility of life. From the moment each emulsion is attached to organic cotton paper, it acquires its own unique form and personality. The wrinkles, folds and tears form an allegory of the human experience and existence; scars, grief, pain. These apparent imperfections simultaneously assure strength, hope and resilience; a sense of gratitude of being here and now.

Isabel Herrera has showcased works at Guatemala’s Sol del Rio Contemporary Art Gallery, Juannio’s annual Contemporary Latin American Art Auction, and internationally acclaimed Instant Photography Festivals in Germany, France, Italy and the UK. She was also invited to be a guest speaker and exposer at the First International Experimental Photography Festival in Barcelona Spain in January 2020, and a guest judge to Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquín Design Week 2020.

Untitled - B&W Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Untitled - Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Matilisguate - Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Self Portrait - Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Confinement - Original Polaroid BW SX70 film
Sueños Lúcidos - Polaroid SX70 film
Untitled - Polaroid Emulsion lift. Polaroid 600 film
Self Portrait - Polaroid BW 600 film
Inhale - Polaroid 600 Color Film

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Widmer Tassinari

“Those who enjoy the pleasures of art are never alone.”

IL DISORDINE PERFETTO, 2020 - Mixed media on canvas 150 x 100 cm

“For me, to paint is to open the doors to my unconscious; to walk a path that is never clear, but which always leads me in search of myself. For years now, my works have been exhibited in different parts of the world and in numerous magazines and catalogs of international importance. My hobbies are biking and cooking and I enjoy inventing new dishes. I have always written poems, I don't know how to play the guitar but every now and then I like to strum it and compose songs that regularly end up sleeping in a drawer. I'm interested in psychology, I am interested in everything that is history and everything that is art. I believe in love even if it often escapes our perceptions. In 2010, I brought art to the world of international fashion (in Milan Pret-a-Porter). All this with paintings and a clothing line designed and personally followed by me in its realization on which I printed my works. My zodiac sign is ASCENDANT BULL SCORPIO which I represented in a canvas published in the MONDADORI catalog of modern art of 2020.”

LE BAISER, 2019 - Mixed media on canvas 150 x 100 cm
OBSESSION ET VANITÈ, 2019 - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 100 cm
LA LUNA AMOREGGIA CON LA STELLA, 2010 - Mixed media on canvas 150 x 100 cm
FURORE, 2010 - Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm

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Alison Barrows-Young

"The natural qualities that animate nature have filled my life and my imagery since youth. I am taken by wild beauty. The wilderness is alive with idyllic disposition and dramatic personae that invoke an animist sensibility and compels a strong sense of belonging to the earth."

 Giant - Oil on canvas 72 x 36 in.

"The natural qualities that animate the Pacific Northwest have filled my life and my imagery since finding a home in Northern Idaho. I have been taken by its wild beauty. The wilderness to the west of the Rockies is alive with idyllic disposition and dramatis personae that invokes an animist sensibility and compels a strong sense of belonging to the earth.

After receiving a BFA, I secured a 6-month apprenticeship with the artist George Woodman before continuing my education to receive an MFA which qualified me to teach in art schools and Universities. I received an NEA Fellowship through the state of New Jersey. Throughout my life, I have divided my career between teaching and creating. I apprenticed for eight years in Don Miguel Ruiz’s inner circle and have been an active practitioner of his Lineage of Toltec Wisdom since 1994.”

View over Selle Valley - Oil on canvas 24 x 22 in.
Crazy Clouds and Beautiful Koans - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Waiting For Raven - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
 Last Light, Idaho - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

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Will Schmahl

"I believe in using art to help tell a story, process our emotions, provide therapy to one's soul, and to reflect what one loves at that moment. The thing that fascinates me most about art is the way our magical brains can pull forward a flood of memories and emotions from our past into a story."

Baby Come Back - Acrylic, neon light on wood panel 36 x 48 in.

Inspiration

"The artwork I make is a lot like me—equal parts careful planning and spontaneous exploration and messiness."

Techniques

"My style I think I haven’t yet felt to be defined. It is riotously colorful and textured, often including drips and raw edges paradoxically layered with carefully rendered subjects. A spirit of experimentation defines my use of materials, sometimes resulting in the collision of meaningful substances into parts of my artwork. Incorporating unconventional materials into my work, most often in my commission work, it’s all about making art with a layered story.”

Retro Weathered Storm - Acrylic on canvas with wood frame 20 x 20 in.
Lost Love - Acrylic, ink resin 24 x 48 in.
Perfect Shot: The Divorce - Acrylic 40 x 30 in.
Coral Reef - Resin inks 14 x 14 in.

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Katy Bishop

CHOICES - Alcohol ink reverse on plexiglass 18 x 24 in.

"I create my artwork to communicate feelings and ideas that cannot easily be expressed in words. Dreams, emotions, and memories are often considered abstract and lacking in comprehension. Abstract painting gives me the opportunity to create an emotional and physical artwork that someone else can repeatedly enjoy.

As I explore the use of light and shade through color and movement, I recognize that the control we all want to exert in our lives is often paired with uncontrollable growth and change. Much of my artwork is painted in reverse on glass (BEYOND) and others are on synthetic paper (EMERGING). Most often I use alcohol inks because they can be deep or transparent, perhaps an apt description of my artwork.”

BEYOND - Alcohol ink reverse on glass 12 x 12 in.
TERRA FIRMA - Alcohol ink reverse on glass 12 x 12 in.
ENERGY IN THE MORNING - Alcohol ink reverse on glass 12 x 12 in.
EMERGING - Alcohol ink on synthetic paper 12 x 12 in.

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