Gela Philauri

“My art - a mirror in which the love to my homeland is reflected.”

Wandering Violinist Aquarelle/gouache on paper 55 x 40 cm

Visual Artist, Gela Philauri was born in 1961 in Gori, Georgia and studied at the M. S. Tuganov Arts professional School, Tskhinvali (1976-80) and the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Graphic Art (1981-7) and is a trained Graphic Artist. A member of the USSR Young Artist’s Union since 1986, Gela Philauri is also part of the Georgian Artist’s Union, the National Creative Unity of Georgian Artists and the IWS (International Watercolor Society) Georgia. From 1981 to 2000, Philauri collaborated with three state publishing houses, ‘Ganatleba’, ‘Nakaduli’ and ‘Merani’ and has since worked with private publishers as artist and illustrator. Received awards include a Gold Medal in the Realism Category at the ART CLASH international show at New York Realism Online Gallery, New York City, USA, 2016. The artist holds certificates and diplomas in Albania, the USA, England, Switzerland, and Russia. Visit the artist’s website to view a detailed list of past shows, and more unique works worth collecting.

Old House, 2017 Aquarelle/gouache on paper 40 x 29 cm
Old House in Tbilisi, 2016 Aquarelle on paper 39 x 56 cm
Tbilisian Variation Aquarelle/gouache on paper 40 x 23 cm
Old House, 2017 Aquarelle/gouache on paper 32 x 28 cm

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Angelina Damenia

"If I don’t burn, And if you don’t burn,  And if we don’t burn,  Then who will disperse the darkness? :)"

The Bouquet, 2004 Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

Born 1972 in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, Angelina Damenia studied at The Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Fine Arts History and Theory (1990-1995) specializing in Art Criticism. She is a member of the Georgian Artist’s Union since 1999 and a member of National Creative Unity of Georgian Artists since 2012. Damenia has received notable awards including First Place Award in the Abstract Category at the ART CLASH,  New York Realism Online Gallery, New York City, USA, 2016 and certificates and diplomas in the USA, England, Switzerland, and Russia. Her resume includes solo and group shows since 1990 with her works belonging to private and public collections around the world. Visit the artist’s website for a closer look at her career and more of her impressive canvases.

Memoirs At A Fire, 2012 Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm
The Woman At The Sea, 2004 Oil on canvas 104 x 65 cm
Edge, 2017 Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm
Monoceros, 2007 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 cm

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Hope Brooks

“The great collector Saatchi in one of his rare interviews said "...I believe there is nothing more uplifting than looking at a great work of art..." This statement represents what I try to achieve with my work. An emotionally, visually and intellectually uplifting experience for the viewer.”

Slavery Trilogy - Mixed media 18 in. x 7 ft 6 in.

Hope Brooks studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art, (MFA, 1982). She has worked at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts from 1967 to 2008 when she retired as Vice Principal of the College. Ms. Brooks has had eleven one-woman shows and participated in many group exhibitions in the past forty years, most recently at XI Florence Biennale in 2017. She has received several awards including a Silver Musgrave Medal for contribution to the development of art in Jamaica. Brooks' work has been published in “Caribbean Art” Thames and Hudson World of Art series,   “Jamaican Art” An overview of fifty Jamaican artists, by Dr. Petrine Archer Straw and Dr. Kim Robinson Walcott, Kingston Publishers.

Poetry Without Sound - Night Blooming Cereus II - Mixed media 4 x 4 in.
Moonrise After Nightfall - Paper and Gouache on canvas 4 x 4 in.
The Door - Modeling paste gouache on paper mounted on board 6 x 6 in.
Goat Island Suite - Mixed Media on paper mounted on board 5 x 5 in.

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Elizagaray

"Through experimental art I like to make reflective propositions taking into consideration social issues; always from a different perspective -- focusing on the efforts that we accomplished to make people feel good."

Birth of an Angel - Mixed media 100 x 80 cm

Cuban Artist, living in Trinidad, Elizagaray studied at Fine Art University with Vladislav Volkov specializing in Plastic Arts (2005) and later worked as a professor in different education centers in his native province. At the same Elizagaray discovered the patterns of his personal poetics whose morphologic formulations have caused him to stand out in contemporary Cuban art. Since 2008 he has worked independently as an artist, actively exhibiting nationally and abroad.

Gentle Look - Mixed media 45 x 30 cm
Repatriad - Mixed media 130 x 90 cm
Selfie - Mixed media 60 x 50 cm
Sigilo - Mixed media 120 x 90 cm

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Annamarie Dzendrowskyj

Annamarie Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing' and 'being' by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. These moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen.

Twilight - Murano VI - Oil on linen 23 x 40 cm

Annamarie Dzendrowskyj trained as a classical ballet dancer followed by a career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor/Examiner. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Philosophy (Lancaster University UK) - specialty subjects in existentialism and aesthetics, a BA in Fine Art and BA Honours Degree in Painting (National Art School, Sydney, Australia). Based in London, she travels in search of new inspiration.

“If the world were clear, art would not exist.” - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing' and 'ways of being.' She considers the ambiguous ‘grey area’ between presence and absence by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. Moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen, a zone of indiscernibility.

Indiscernible zones and spaces have been at the heart of Dzendrowskyj's life experiences which act as a catalyst for her work, bringing her empirical experience of the underwater environment to the surface. What is seen underwater is affected by interference - movement, light, weather conditions and in this sense, nothing appears clearly defined. This is reflected in her work which presents the emergence and dissolution of forms and settings in ethereal landscapes.

Offering the viewer an experience of the unsettled, a subtle sensory disorientation and dislocation. Employing a process of creation and erasure, concealing and revealing, her work evokes the sense of a netherworld that conflates time, place, vision and memory. Exploring the tension between figuration and abstraction, this invites the viewer to challenge their perception of time, place and space.

Dzendrowskyj's work has been exhibited internationally, nominated for and received a number of art prizes and is held in public and private collections.

Twilight - Bruges X - Oil on linen 40 x 23 cm
Twilight - Murano III - Oil on linen 23 x 40 cm
Twilight - Bruges IX - Oil on linen 40 x 23 cm
Twilight - Murano II - Oil on linen 23 x 40 cm

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Daria Martinoni

"I use photography to deconstruct urban spaces and to play with our perception of reality. I use a multiple exposure approach to create a moment of confusion, but also to convey a sense of calmness in the chaos, and to transfer the scene into a transitional world between reality and dream."

City in the Making - Photograph (on archive paper) 96 cm x 64 cm

Daria Martinoni is an amateur photographer working and living in Zurich, Switzerland. As a Geographer, she uses photography to playfully (de)construct the built urban environment we live in, in order to explore our perception of space (and reality). She experiments with long shutter speeds and several zoom settings in one exposure. With this approach, she aims at questioning our making of the world through experience and knowledge.

Her photography "Swissmill Tower" has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2018 International Photography Awards (@photoawards, @iphotoawards). She has been accepted to the photoSchweiz 19 (www.photo-schweiz.ch), which is the largest photography exhibition in Switzerland. Each year the retrospective provides a representative overview of the past year in Switzerland from a photographic perspective.

Security and Longing - Photograph (on archival paper) 96 cm x 64 cm
Halfway through the Turbulence - Photograph (on archival paper) 48 cm x 72 cm
Memento of an Industrial Past - Photograph (on archival paper) 52 cm x 78 cm
The Steps to Education - Photograph (on archival paper) 96 cm x 64 cm

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Arlene Cornell

"I am very moved by the subjects I paint. My paintings are an attempt to crystallize a moment in time -- memories which perhaps remind us of special moments in our lives."

Boardwalk - Watercolor 9 x 12 in.

American artist, Arlene Cornell has had major exhibits in galleries in NYC (NY), Toronto (CAN), Spring Lake (NJ) and Rhinebeck (NY) with paintings in numerous collections through the USA and internationally. A self-taught watercolorist, Cornell is a member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the Brooklyn Watercolor Society. She has won numerous awards in juried art exhibitions.

Irish Sea - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
Ellenville - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
The Bridge - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
Foggy Morning - Watercolor 14 x 10 in.

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John-Paul Gibbs Arts / The Sleeping Artist

"The sleeping artist refers to my subconscious and the art is mainly comprised of pop surrealist work. I draw from many inspirational figures from video directors such as Chris Cunningham to surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali. I am a Post Graduate from UWE Bristol and a working fine artist."

Mwah 💋 Darling: A Tale Of Egoism - Video Performance art

English artist, John-Paul Gibbs has managed a crew in an art direction role for the feature film 'Hedda' and has exhibited worldwide with APW Gallery, Long Island City and Madison Square Gardens New York. With numerous group shows to his resume around Bristol, including at the old Fire Station and Thekla. Gibbs has toured with Rolling Stage, creating productions with Hidden Shallows productions around animal cabaret ideas, showcased at Bristol’s Leftbank Vegefest and Boomtown.

Mattress On Fire - 36 x 36 x 2 in.
Eccentric Crafted Skilled - So Socialite 24 x 32 x 2 in.
Adam and Eve - 36 x 36 x 2 in.
She Rides A Unicorn - 24 x 36 x 2 in.

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Gabrielle Mutti

"To put it in the words of George Bernard Shaw: 'But you see and say: why? But I dream and say: why not?' Apply, scrape, paint over, glue, blow dry, print. I really love the artistic freedom to realize my paintings and I hope to please people's eyes and soul with my paintings."

So Come And Have A Glass - Acrylic and pastel on canvas 100 x 70 cm

Gabrielle Mutti made her first attempts to paint self-taught after she decided to live her dream.

After deciding to pursue her passion for art, Gabrielle Mutti became a self-taught artist. "When I start to paint abstractly," she explains "energy is released, color and form are not decided, chaos is everywhere, then first decisions are made."

The only control is the rough theme, the experience or inspiration of everyday life. "It's a constant repetition and reaction to what I feel and experience around me, the confidence in my intuition, my hands and my taste," explains Gabrielle.

Apply, scrape, paint over, glue, blow dry, form, print - that's what she calls absolute artistic freedom. Where chaos was before, everything is now in flux. However, the artist doesn't like to stick to a plan, and as a change, she loves portraiture and figurative painting. "Everything can change again...my way - my art."

Happy Days 4 - Acrylic and pastel on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Happy Days 1- Acrylic and pastel on canvas 80 x 70 cm
Happy Days 3 - Acrylic and pastel on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Happy Days 2 - Acrylic and pastel on canvas 80 x 60 cm

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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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