Maria Zelasko Tomaselli

"Abstract Art is a powerful way for me to express myself. There are no boundaries, only freedom, which allows me to create whatever I want. I title my art poetically since I like my work to be mysterious, contradicting and dramatic! I hope that my viewers will ponder, wonder and dream!"

Modern Conflict - Mixed media 24 x 30 in.

"Born in Poland, Maria Zelasko Tomaselli was raised by her father Anthony and her mother Janina Zelasko in the village of Brzezna. As a young girl, she was surrounded by nature and learned how others, such as farmers, interacted with it. When she was ten, Maria recalls creating a “Monet” style painting of a cherry tree in bloom at the Brzezna elementary school. She remembers feeling a magical joy as she painted, and amazement with the finished artwork. As she grew older these memories and the foundation they provided for her creativity, has never left her.

While creating her mixed media artwork, she is courageously true to herself. The lines of poetry that she conceives as her titles seem to resonate with the very core of our human emotional experience. Her titles are rivers of ancient and modern dreams. They spill over with a medieval connotation, and there is a particular contemporary edge within each title.

I believe it is important to see and understand what Maria is presenting; a clear and uncompromising view of the pain of darkness, the anguish of loss, and the inevitable human passage into transformations of personality. In this sense, she reminds us of the Spanish legend of “El Duende,” the spirit wind that carries the story about the dark edges of humanity to the storyteller, poet, performer or painter.

It is rare to find an artist who brings us continuous creative gifts through her artworks. Remarkably, these artworks express naturally fleeting emotional moments experienced throughout the centuries. Maria Zelasko Tomaselli’s art language is characterized by her authentic and unique expression of emotions, her mastery of the materials, and her use of poetic universal titles."

(Biography credit goes to Author, Art Educator, and International professional painter Laara WilliamSen. Biography is not verbatim; it has been edited for succinctness)

The Shape of Pain - Acrylic 20 x 24 in.
Vendetta of A Fallen Tyrant - Mixed media 36 x 36 in.
Deconstruction of An Unknown Place - Mixed media 20 x 20 in.
Beyond the Frontier of Genocide - Mixed media 30 x 40 in.

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Roswitha Klotz

Painter and musician, Roswitha Klotz lives in Regensburg. She grew up in Bad Kissingen and finished her musical studies at the Academy of Music and Theater in Munich where she also was a guest student at the Academy of Fine Arts. Besides art music she mainly is engaged in painting.

The Sounds Of Green - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Painting and music are constant companions in Roswitha Klotz's life. The sounds and colors of music are reflected in her paintings and are determining her entire artistic practice.  After a time of painting figuratively, she realized that she would be able to show what she wants to reveal at best in an abstract version. The magnificent colors of nature and the sensitive colors of music are combined in her painterly work as main subjects. The inner world, emotions, and feelings of the viewer, I want to touch with my paintings.

Untitled 161213 - Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm
Golden Day - Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm
motion - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
Untitled 170618 - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm

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Veronica Leiton

"My proposal is an attempt to capture the Invisible Worlds that are connecting, expanding, evolving & communicating with each other: from the cellular world (Micros) to the Earth and other worlds (Macros).For me, Unit and Variety are the Cornerstones of Universal Harmony and Artistic Expression."

Forest´s Alquemy, 2018 - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm 5,300€

"I believe in the Music of the Universe; its melody and silence; in opposing systems like cold and heat, light and shadow, straight line and curve. I believe in the complementary colors' interplay inside of different worlds and its different pallets. It is an endless counterpoint that contains unit & variety which coexists with heterogeneous elements.

My artistic research needs daily work with discipline to achieve a careful craftsmanship in painting. That is why I experiment, investigate a topic and fit a form or color on the canvas until I feel it deep, like the beat of my heart."

Veronica Leiton, born in Santiago, Chile in 1964, has lived in Juarez City, Mexico for 25 years. She has 75 solo exhibits and 80 collective show participations in Mexico, Chile, United States, Cuba, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Greece, Germany, and Switzerland. She created a four-meter sculpture in bronze called “Flor de Arena” (Sand Flower) and has published 4 catalogs/books about her artwork. Veronica  appeared in one of the most important Auction Houses in Latin America, Louise C. Morton in Mexico City and won more than a dozen of national and international awards. Below, her most important exhibitions.

Permanent Exhibition in Arte XXI Gallery. Mexico City. ('09 until now)

Part of the 10 finalists in the conquest Platform Artist of the Year by Red Wood Media Group and Art Brand Studio, she won the possibility to exhibit at Art Expo San Diego (Nov '16), Spectrum Miami (Nov '16); Art Expo NYC in April & Art Santa Fe in July '17.

Inner – Outer Worlds, Solo Exhibition at Arte XXI Gallery, 30 years of Professional Career in Mexico City. '14

Latin American Art, Carrousel Gallery at the Louvre Museum. Paris, France. '13

Latin Bohemian Night. Kind Foundation – Family Umwelt at Vienna, Austria. '10

Chromatic Metaphors. Echo Museé Gallery, Paris, Francia. '10

Fine Arts of Veronica Leiton. River-House Arts Gallery. Perrysburg, Ohio. '10

Biennale Rendez-vous des Arts. Athens, Greece. '08

Primordial Field, 2014 120 x 80 cm 5,080€
Bird´s Doorstep, 2017 100 x 80 cm 5,110€
Delirium Sea, 2017 120 x 80 cm 5,080€
Fire´s Wisper, 2019 80 x 60 cm 2,540€

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Brigitte Kratochwill

"When I paint I embark on a journey into my subconscious. I integrate sensory experiences into the painting process. What emerges is a confrontation with something like a reflection of my soul. I search for suitable forms, structures, colours, hues/shades, and sensitive surfaces."

Verstecktes Juwel (Hidden Jewel) - Mixed media on paper 21 x 29 cm

Austrian Artist, Brigitte Kratochwill was a Music, Art, and German Language teacher in Salzburg until 1999. She led art projects for various institutions and became Headmistress of the Secondary Modern School Bürmoos, Salzburg (1999-2013). Kratochwill actively exhibits since 1988 in Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg and South Africa including at the Galerie Artroom 21, Galerie Merikon, Galerie Artlet, BOS – Berlin Open Studio, Galerie M Beck, Art.Fair Köln, Luxembourg Art Week, ART Innsbruck, Luxembourg Art Fair,  Galerie der Zülow Gruppe, Galerie ARTtime, ART MARKET Budapest, Galleria Spazio Libero 8,  Galleria Merlino, Galleria Mentano, and Klebelsberg Cultural Center.

Einklang (Harmony) - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Sand Strand Meer (Beach And Sea) - Acrylic and ink on canvas 30 x 30 cm
Ruhe (Quietude)- Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Verträumt (Dreamy) - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

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Priscilla Dale Jones

“Abstract forms … remembered, dreamed, imagined.”

Coast, Highway 101 - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.

"I took my first photographs as a young child growing up in Coronado, a seaside town near San Diego, California, with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye my father gave me. His enthusiasm for photography inspired me. I am particularly interested in macro photography and in capturing overlooked details and exploring miniature worlds hidden in ordinary objects, and in the relationship of color, light, shadow, form, perception, and imagination.

My abstract photography captures forms of water and variations of light, all interacting with glass. Each image provides an unrepeatable glimpse of water at the macro level, its forms, natural patterns, and chance combinations that constantly change during the process of capturing the image. The images are titled, but they are open to interpretation by viewers, guided by their own intuition, perceptions, experiences, and memories. The images invite an interaction between the image and the imagination of the viewer. The photographer sees one thing in these abstract images. What do you see?"

Woodblock Storm - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.
Shoreline Reflections - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.
Lake View - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.
Ocean Horizon - Digital photograph 36 x 24 in.

American photographer, Priscilla Dale Jones earned her Ph.D. at  University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University, San Diego, California. Today she lives and works in Columbia, Maryland, USA.


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Jan Cristaudo

“Colour has always fascinated me. It is the first thing I see; then comes shape and form. As an abstract artist, I use color to interpret the way I see the world.”

Painting Plein Air - Arkaroola Australian Outback

Jan Cristaudo lives on the Pittwater Peninsular among Sydney’s northern beaches. This idyllic location provides endless inspiration for her paintings that rely on the use of color as a means of expression. Jan has always been fascinated by color and has developed a distinctive abstract style using oils on canvas to interpret subjects that inspire her.

Exhibitions

2018  

‘Nomadic’ Exhibition at the Incinerator Gallery Willoughby

2017 

‘Land’ Exhibition Manly Regional Gallery  - Group Exhibition

2016  

Under the Same Moon Exhibition at The Incinerator Art Space

2014  

Dunes of Green Solo Exhibition at The Incinerator Art Space  Willoughby

‘Connecting’ part of a collective of 3 artists exhibiting at Willoughby Exhibition Space.

2013  

Group exhibition “Many Layers”. The Foyer Exhibition Space Willoughby City Council

2012  

Travelling North Exhibition Fountain Court Exhibition Space Parliment House Sydney (Opened by Rob Stokes MP) Warringah Art Exhibition

Colour & Earth Exhibition Painters Gallery  (opened by Peter Griffen)

"Many Layers”. The Foyer Exhibition Space  Willoughby City Council

2011   

Small Salon Exhibition Painters Gallery, Mona Vale

2010   

1010 Exhibition Newport Artworks Gallery (opened by Karin Adcock)

2008    

Sicily and Stone Exhibition -  Newport Artworks Gallery

2006 

The Quiet Way - Soda Gallery - Avalon

2004 

Unseen Images - Lake Russell Gallery - Coffs Harbour

2003

Kelman Exhibition - Kelman - Hunter Valley

 

Jan facilitates workshops, artist demonstration and artist talks.

Nomadic 1&2 (Diptych) - Oil charcoal on canvas Ea. 102 x 102 cm
A Perfect Place - Oil on canvas 93 x 93 cm
Afternoon Golden Gully - Oil,Charcoal on canvas 76 x 76 cm
Kaleidoscope - Oil on canvas 92 x 92 cm

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Kelvin LHC

"Art is not about an experience, it's an experience.” - Mark Rothko.
“The colour pulse and vibrations are intended to celebrate our unreality. From scientific theories to deep-sea life, and finally to that innate energy that binds us all together. Gravity-pulled textures examine Einstein's theory.”

Stargazing - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm

"I am a firm believer of “Everything is constant except change” an understanding from the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus.

Paying homage to Mark Rothko, I intend to explore this human bioluminescence and striving to illuminate the artwork. Gravity pulled textures are applied to extend the relationship of light and gravity by Albert Einstein. The color pulse and vibrations are intended to celebrate our unreality and stay guided by a famous quote of Mark Rothko. "Art is not about an experience; it's an experience.”

Artistry is an evolutionary journey. My art evolved from scientific theories to deep-sea marine animals, and finally to that innate energy that binds us all together.

Einstein’s theory of relativity and how light is bent by gravity fascinate me. I used gravity to form peaks that give texture to my work and communicate movement and rhythm. These low-relief textures distort the pathway of light, much like how gravity bends light. Once I had the science figured out, I infused my artwork with colors. The subtle shifts in my color choices are intentionally applied to calm my audience and hopefully facilitate healing. I believe in the healing potential of color. I seek to harness that potential in my works.

An energy flow cresting over a well of light, my art captures power and fluidity by harnessing the latent vitality in all living things. From his early obsession of illumination through flickering candles and later geological forces, this sculptural piece was partially done upside-down using gravity to achieve its dynamic movement.

A brilliant collaboration of artistic impulse and intuitive osmosis- through its rhythm, textural vibrations, and bold hues that shift in different lights, we are reminded of the spark within our beings. At the heart of things, we already have the ability to realize our dreams- we just need to believe."

Since the Beginning - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Raw Island - Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm
Of Existence - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Feeding Frency - Mixed media on canvas 76 x 76 cm

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Gay Emmerson

“I am Australian, and I love painting the Australian landscape. Australia has one of the oldest landscapes in the world. The earth has been scarred and worn over time so that the mountains are rounded into humanlike slopes and curves, and the rich ochre colours lend themselves to this illusion.”

High Tide at Boatharbour - Acrylic on canvas 76 x 100 cm

Australian artist, Gay Emmerson graduated the Canberra School of Art in 1979, specializing in Painting, and over the next thirty years had numerous mostly solo exhibitions in galleries in and around Canberra, and also participated in group exhibitions.

The recipient of several prizes and awards during this time she has completed a large triptych for the Cadets' Mess in the Defence Force Academy in Canberra. More recently she has begun exhibiting in Sydney, at Sheffer Gallery, and had a solo exhibition in London. Gay Emmerson now lives in Gerringong, on Australia's east coast. Presently she is working on paintings for an exhibition with Georgia Freebody at Sheffer Gallery in Sydney next June.

Dark Mountain 2 - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm
Fanny Bay Rocks 1 - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Dark Mountain 1 - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 cm
Seacave 1 - Oilstick on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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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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