Michael Cheung

Michael Cheung is a Chinese artist living and working in Hong Kong. His approach is edgy, sophisticated and creative; one that understands the value of good art. His art creation is deeply embedded within perception, memory, identity and communication in contemporary life.

BLACK OR WHITE153 - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm

A self-taught artist, trained as a graphic designer, Michael Cheung has exhibited in New York, Seoul, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Moscow, with publication in magazines such as Art & Beyond and Don't Panic magazine. His works are held in private collections in Europe, USA and Asia. Michael always seeking challenging projects to expand his artistic repertoire. He is currently available for commissions.

BLACK OR WHITE144 - Acrylic on canvas 75 x 50 cm
BLACK OR WHITE208 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
BLACK OR WHITE167 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
BLACK OR WHITE137 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 cm

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d.W. Whitfield

Untitled - Acrylic 80 x 60 cm

“Born a long time ago in the North East of England studying at Sunderland College of Art. To support myself, I took many jobs, mostly in cartography, land surveying and later for many years as a qualified psychiatric nurse before retiring at the age of 55 to concentrate fully on art. Throughout I drew and painted, illustrating books published by Heron(Steinbeck, Wheatley, Graves, Iliad) and exhibited in Manchester, London, Scotland and the USA.

My work at this time was in the surrealistic style using an airbrush and inks. Within the last few years, I felt my work did not develop, becoming stranded in technical expertise and lacking an emotive truthfulness. So I changed the medium to watercolor and brush, and this more freer fluid medium was reflected in the more expressive style I wished for away from the more exact, tight, controlled style inherent in surrealism.

Whilst still working in the figurative tradition, I believe as Francis Bacon stated, that a new realism is called for; and with this in mind, I attempt to create 'meaningful' painting rather than a decorative picture?

I believe that art needs to reflect and challenge the changes within all societies and attempt an insightful approach of challenge to avoid sinking into complacency and banality.

My specific interest lies in the interactive play of an individuals psyche within a personal or group dialogue; The 'truer' personal nature of such an individual is often hidden behind a bland mask of social etiquette; With this concept in mind, my work is not labeled or titled; so allowing the observer a greater and freer interpretation of my work without any preconceived ideas."

Untitled - Acrylic 120 x 80 cm
Untitled - Acrylic 120 x 80 cm
Untitled - Acrylic 120 x 80 cm
Untitled - Acrylic 120 x 80 cm

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Sashe Rai

“I’m a self taught artist. I believe creativity is inherent and artist are not made, they are born.”

EPIPHANY - Oil on linen panel 18 x 22 x 1 in.

"I’m a self-taught artist. Disabled since 2018 and the terrible events that ensued after that. Even though I could barely sit for 20 minutes because of a spinal injury, my canvases became my journal. I now share some of those pages with you. If you’re reading this, I hope you can find something in them you can relate to and I wish it brings you some joy, some hope, some light and some love for the future."

PHOENIX - Oil on Canvas Board 12 x 19 x 1 in.
EMPATHY - Oil on linen panel 11 x 14 x 1 in.
PLATEAUS - Oil on linen panel 16 x 18 x 1 in.
PROMISE OF SPRING - Oil on linen panel 18 x 18 x 1 in.

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Jim Mills

"Applying oil on canvas, panel, and paper with brushes and palette knives, I am informed and inspired by my early experiences with the sea, European art, and classical music."

February 21, 2022 - Oil on paper 16 x 20 in.

Jim Mills is a painter, sculptor, and fine arts craftsman. Born in Portsmouth VA to a Navy family, he spent his youth traveling the world while based in Italy and Newfoundland. After receiving a BA in Art from Virginia Tech, he studied at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, advancing to Head of the Resin Department where he worked on projects for Georgia O’Keefe, Francesco Clemente, Robert Morris, and J. Seward Johnson Jr. among others. He later started his own mold making and casting business, Sculpture Cast, from his studio in Roosevelt, New Jersey. His lists of clients include Julian Schnabel, George Segal, Roy Litchenstein, and Robert Stern. His cast projects have appeared in Time Magazine, Progressive Architecture, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. He has been involved in the architectural restoration of such prestigious historical Landmark buildings as Trinity Church, Carnegie Hall, and The Woolworth Building in New York City.

While exercising his mold-making and casting talents, Jim Mills pursues his own personal aesthetic and artistic vision through painting and sculpture. He has shown at numerous galleries and museums in New Jersey, Atlanta, and Miami. He has received awards for his paintings, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts sculpture grant, and commissions for monumental sculpture.

November 6, 2021 - Oil on canvas 42 x 42 in.
Study in white No. 8 - Oil on canvas 74 x 84 in.
September 21, 2021 - Oil on canvas 42 x 42 in.
Study in White No. 1 - Oil on canvas 68 x 84 in.

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Lauren Tilley

"I draw intuitively with a blue ink pen, visually creating gentle movement, organic spirals, and modern forms. My drawings are the conduit of expressing my energy, creativity, and imagination."

Vivante - Pen and ink 9 x 12 in.

American artist, Lauren Tilley graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art in 2005. During her studies at MICA her primary focus was drawing, figurative sculpture, and ceramics. Over the past years, Lauren has continued to draw along with sculpting her intuitive pen drawings.

La Fleur - Pen and ink 17 x 14 in.
As above, so below - Pen and ink 12 x 9 in.
Floral Twist - Pen and ink 12 x 9 in.
Cycles - Pen and ink 12 x 9 in.

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Maureen Golgata

"My abstractions echo our complexity and mystery as we navigate through contemporary culture, while questioning what it means to be human in the natural world."

Beautiful Invisible in Plain Sight, (Michael's Dream) - acrylic and charcoal on canvas 60 x 48 x 1.5 in.

Maureen Golgata's paintings bring a deeper meaning and understanding of humanity's role in the natural world. Her work questions our perceptions of what it means to be human and how it shapes our lives. Golgata's bold abstractions delve into our world and inner selves through gestural drawings. Intimate and vulnerable moments become stories told through line. As in life, the poetic and lyrical negotiate for dominance with the chaotic and turbulent on her canvas surface. The initial impulse of the drawing guides layers of paint and mark-making to evolve into a more meaningful whole. Fragments of drawings that remain exposed generate a visual history, as well as those buried beneath the paint, meeting solace in their concealment.

Captivated by how we navigate in today's climate, Golgata's recent painting style has transitioned from classical realism to abstract expressionism. She uses acrylic, oil, and mixed media elements to develop an expansive body of work that evokes nuances of the human experience. Her technical groundwork developed under Master Painter Paul Ingbretson, in Manchester, New Hampshire, follows the teachings of The Boston School Painters, whose roots date back to 19th century Paris. She received her BA in Studio Art from Framingham University, Massachusetts in addition to further exploration of color and design at The Fashion Institute of Design in NYC. 

Recently featured in Cube Art Fair, during Art Basel week Miami, 2021, her works can also be found in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Beyond The Water's Edge 1 - Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 48 x 36 x 1.5 in.
Birth Of the Sparrow, diptych - Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 48 x 96 x 1.5 in.
Beyond The Water's Edge 2 - Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 48 x 36 x 1.5 in.
Just A Kiss Away, triptych - Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 36 x 90 x 1.5 in.

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Kari Veastad

"My inspiration is beauty, movement, and interaction between body, soul, and spirit and my artworks often end up in different directions between inner and outer landscapes or the connection of the wholeness. Like Edward Hopper says: "If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."

Run away - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 30 cm

“Creativity has always been a part of my life and has given me a lot of energy. I also love hiking, being out in nature and seeing creation with a different language and colors for each season.

Ten years ago, I started learning oil painting, but something was missing until I discovered to paint intuitively. To play with colors in an intuitive universe has given me a color pleasure journey as it has evolved into an exciting joy where I play with colors until I discover something that will emerge on the canvas.

I love to see a blank canvas and to go on a journey to discover what the finished artwork is each time. It always surprises me what the new images tell me during the process. Painting is still a learning process in my inner world, and it reminds me of the wholeness and how everything in life is connected. Meditation, gratitude, and reflection often lead to new movements in my inner landscape.

My hope and desire with art are to expand boundaries, open up for reflections and expand horizons, see the world from other angles and remind someone of the vast universe we live in and all the love given to us both in the inner and outer landscape. Some of my works are only for relaxing, joy, inner peace, or to bring awareness of all the love and light we don’t see but as surrounds us all the time."

In my garden - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm
Abstract Landscape - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Curious - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Emotional connection - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm

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Symona Colina

"Perspective a wonderful journey, one starts at a point following a line... melodically."

The Breathing - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm

Symona Colina was born in 1954 in Ridderkerk, The Netherlands and has been actively showing her work internationally, including in The Netherlands, the United States, Italy, Spain, Belgium, England, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France. Symona lives and works in Italy.

"Perspective is a dance with colors and lines that follows a melody of outspread wings. Perspective is a meeting and a clash between length, height and width. Where I see the world inside of me. Where I see the world outside of me. Art has many interfaces with existence. It is all around in its countless disciplines. And nevertheless unlimited."

The interfaces employed by Symona Colina in the visual arts chiefly tie in with: 'spatial perception, spatial thinking and contemplation.' Through which infinity apparently comes within reach.

Fairytales - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
Nightlight - Colored pencil on paper A3
Cinders - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
Aeronauts - Colored pencil on paper A3
Connexion - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
Northern Wind - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
Fairytales - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
Storm - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm

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Petra Knezic

"The core of my art process is the transformation of any given situation that occupies my mind, with all its colours, into the basic molecules, the building bricks. There are so many issues that cannot be settled because of their density, without being analysed and understood. I draw them."

Dial.Up or Peter Pan's Crocodile - Ink on paper 180 x 80 cm (70.86 x 31.5 in.)

Petra Knezic is a self-taught artist from Slovenia that focuses on ink art. She uses precise technical pens (isographs) with drawing ink, that let her create very detailed drawings on paper or canvas, for the sake of exploring an idea with the smallest line.

Her art is based on creating stories, using empty-faced, gridded people (Soulies) or skeletons, to invite the viewer to mentally collage their person into the drawing and experience it for themselves. She seldom steps out of the black and white variations as she sees her love of ink as an upgrade from previously used pencil and charcoal and a possibility to strip down a situation into its building bricks.

Petra has been published in international art magazines around the world and has been awarded the first Leonardo da Vinci Award - The Universal Artist in Florence, Italy as well as the Canaletto Prize for outstanding work in her art career in Mira (Venice), Italy. She has been published as one of the ten finalists in the abstract and experimental art issue of the leading art magazine International Artist Magazine. She has also been distinguished as one of the 20 jury-selected artists in the CCBA International Milano Art Competition, finishing 2016 with an international group exhibition at the Bakery Pavilion and later the Art Passage gallery in the heart of Milano, Italy. Since then, Petra has focused on only one collection, the "Grids and Bricks - Underwater" works, which she completed in 2018.

Density, the Angler Fish - Ink on paper 76 x 56 cm (30 x 22 in.)
Punky, the Balloon Fish - Ink on paper 56 x 76 cm (22 x 30 in.)
0 100 0 0 : Magenta - Ink on paper 51 x 80 cm (20.1 x 31.5 in.)
RED: waR lovE blooD - Ink on paper 140 x 100 cm (55.1 x 39.3 in.)

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Angela Tonglet

“My work is about healing. I search for the nature as a way to connect with the sublime.”

Sea Bliss, 2021 - Acrylic on canvas D. 60 cm

"I am an EU / Belgian citizen with settled status in the UK under EU settlement scheme, as well as a Hong Kong permanent resident. Coming to the U.K. at the age of 15, I immersed myself in the atmosphere of this country and became instantly connected with the study of Art. All these influences give me a broad perspective and make me open-minded to many variations manifested by artists from different eras and backgrounds.

I firmly believe that visual language can be more powerful than words.

I graduated in 2018 July at UAL Wimbledon College of Arts, BA Fine Art Painting. My primary interest is to comprehend the commercialisation of art. That gave me an impetus to finish Art Business Foundation and Placement at London Sotheby’s Institute of Art in 2019.

Art has played a significant role in my life since a very young age. Throughout my childhood, I was always driven by a strong curiosity towards nature and its interactions with humans, which I wanted to replicate through my art.

Connecting humans with nature is the mantra of all my works, according to which I strive to blend the earth’s natural phenomena with the human life cycle. In this regard, my artworks exert the physicality of colours and the infinite ways in which they can applied onto a surface, by combining abstract and expressionist elements of style to represent the world in its natural form."

The Last Gasp of Beauty, 2021 - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm
Connecting The Sea to The Sky, 2021 - Acrylic on canvas 91.4 x 121.8 cm
Immersion, 2021 - Acrylic on canvas 54.9 x 84 cm
Weltering, 2021 - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm

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