Boris Marinin

Contemporary multidisciplinary artist, curator and creative director.

Multidisciplinary artist and curator Boris Marinin born in 1987 in the city of Moscow, Russia, and immigrated to Israel in 1997. Marinin holds a BFA in Screen Arts and MFA at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His artistic process is influenced mainly by self-study, the practice of frustration, and psychoanalytic analysis. Artists Judith Sasportas, Joseph Beuys, Matthew Barney, and the musical genre Black Metal, inspired artistic decisions and are an integral part of his developmental process.

"Digital art is finally made itself into a unique object. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are unique and distinct cryptocurrency assets. Each NFT is unique, with distinguishing metadata and identification codes. NFTs are certificates of authenticity, using a string of characters to prove ownership and legitimacy.

Making my bubble series I use the technic of Physically based rendering (PBR). A computer graphics approach that seeks to render images in a way that models the flow of light in the real world. This object is made with mathematical rules, just like a mathematical golden ratio of nature. It is as material as a rock or a tree. By making this object into NFT, it gained the singular plural meaning of object of cognitive capitalism. But it lost the magic of transcendence.

My Bubbles are gods and entities, once, and still today, believed to be real and transcendent. They are not only objects that are subjects of perception. Virtual reality states that the objects that surround us are only screens that project their essence. In my Bubble series, the objects are the main subject matter. This stems from the search for meaning. The circular motion of meaning is created by human perception and continues to a sharing motion of the objects around us. The objects exist in their own right and by the association between them, and they are real as long as we believe our perception.”


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Brittany Fairchild

"I enjoy painting sceneries that include a variety of landscapes. One of my favorite themes to paint are tropical settings but also included are autumn sceneries as well as others. My paintings are completely made up in my own mind and using acrylic paint."

Darien’s Labyrinth - Acrylic painting 24 x 30 in.

American artist, Brittany Fairchild lives in the state of Maryland.

"I have always enjoyed nature landscape scenery and it is my hope that my paintings reflect how much I enjoy nature and all the colors that go along with it."

Bohemian Efflorescence - Acrylic painting 11 x 14 in.
Chinese Heirloom - Acrylic painting 8 x 10 in.
Jewel of the Galapagos - Acrylic painting 8 x 10 in.
The Perfect Getaway - Acrylic painting 30 x 40 in.

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Jiqun Chen

Chen Jiqun, renowned for his oil paintings of portraits and landscapes, has devoted himself to preserving Inner Mongolia's environment, local people's rights and nomadic cultural traditions through the sales of his paintings.

STEPPE RIDER - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Chinese artist, Chen Jiqun was born in 1947 and attended the art department of the  Central Academy of Fine Arts from 1963 to 1967. He moved to Inner Mongolia in 1967 as a young man in search of adventure.

The grasslands and landscapes imprinted during his youth, live on through his paintings even if in reality they continue to recede. Vast landscapes filled with horses galloping between herds of sheep, goats, and cows grazing on foot-high grass have been replaced with cornfields, fenced-in pastures, mines, and increasingly, deserts. Jiqun is a professional, full-time artist who is open to commission requests and teaches oil painting.

LANDSCAPE OF NAILINGAOLE - Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm
RETURN TO HEAVEN - Oil on canvas 130 x 160 cm
CAMEL CAR - Oil on canvas 130 x 160 cm
SUMMER GRAZING LAND No.2 - Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm

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Joe Tickle

"I love to draw city views in a variety of wild colour schemes. I think it gives a new perspective on a lot of places as well as brightening up the landscape."

Brighton Pier - Coloured pencil drawing 420 x 297 mm

“I have favoured drawing in the brighter colours for as long as I can remember, as I felt the world around me looked a bit dull and monotone. I started doing these drawings to show how colour can be used to brighten up a view.

After I have chosen a view, I draw all the outlines in fine black pen. The ink drawing is then scanned and reproduced as prints alongside the colour ones. Once this stage is complete, the next is to create a vibrant version using coloured pencil, which I think creates good contrasts and a nice variety of textures.

While most of my works are based on my own photographs, I have also done a number of commissions. Some are the usual city views, others for people who wanted their house drawn in this style. Or even their wedding photos.”

UK artist, Joe Tickle has been featured at art fairs in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Guildford and has a part-time stall at Camden market. All his works are available as originals as well as prints and cards.

Bridge Of Sighs Oxford - Pen and ink drawing 420 x 297 mm
New York - Coloured pencil drawing 420 x 297 mm
Bridge Of Sighs Cambridge - Pen and ink drawing 420 x 297 mm
Westminster Bridge - Coloured pencil drawing 420 x 297 mm

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Nancy Hull Kearing

"I paint within the conventions of non-objective art using circles, squares, rectangles and trapezoids to improvise in the spirit of the many different kinds of music and dance that I enjoy. Using these forms, colors and lines, I aim to stimulate sensations of movement, rhythm and harmony."

Poulancs Suite - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.

"I like to make color and shape interact in the same way that sounds and rhythms interact in a musical composition. Fast, slow, buoyant, lyrical or discordant - it's an intuitive pursuit.

As Hilda Rebay, the accomplished and influential painter, wrote, "Non-objectivity is intuition made audible and visual." I try to put into my paintings the spirit that moves me, from pieces like a merengue, the waltz from Der Rosenkavalier, anything by Charlie Parker, J.S. Bach, or Francis Poulenc. Geometric shapes give me the means to do this because they are like musical notes - without reference to anything other than what they are.

I work on sheets of canvas and paper spread on the floor - splashing, pouring, scraping, burying, and drawing without any plan in the beginning. An image begins to reveal itself and I paint it - moving back and forth from the floor to the table.

The collages are inspired by the accidental drips and splashes on my drop cloths and paint rags. The bits of graphics make a counterpoint to the torn cloth.

The artists I like to look at are Malevich, Kandinsky, Mondrian and the non-objective painters. Chinese calligraphy appeals to me too.

I studied with Josef Albers at Yale, where I was awarded the Bruce Rogers Scholarship in graphics, and later with Richard Pousette-Dart, Leo Manzo and Bruce Dorfman at the Art Student's League. I worked with I.M. Pei and Partners, Architects and currently in my own design firm."

American artist, Nancy Hull Kearing has worked as Curator and Exhibition Designer for New York State Council on the Arts and was the recipient of the Bruce Rogers Award, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Her paintings are in public and private collections in Tokyo, Stockholm, Montreal and around the USA, as well as at the Four Seasons restaurant in NYC.

Red Rain - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Blue Splash - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Rondo - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Listening to Stravinsky - Acrylic on canvas 62 x 52 in.

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Leon Oks

"I paint for the satisfaction of the created work. It is important for me that my audience, in a very simple, perhaps old-fashioned way, gets pure enjoyment and pleasure from viewing and living with my paintings. This speaks to the power of art to transcend the troubles and realities of life."

LATE SEPTEMBER - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.

Leon Oks is one of the world's most acclaimed contemporary artists. Not yet old enough to really understand what he saw, Leon Oks looked at the world and was captivated by the beauty around him. These all touched his little boy’s heart, and he knew even then that he was imbued with a passion for creating art.

Many European publishers of art anthologies have included examples of the art of Leon Oks' in their compendiums of significant historical paintings of the past 5 centuries. The top six museums worldwide have acquired his art for their permanent collections.

Leon Oks has been awarded First place awards in numerous international art competitions. In December 2012, he was personally invited by the organizers of the prestigious World of art Showcase, an international expo held at the Wynn Resort, Las Vegas. The artist was one of top six internationally acclaimed artists.

Leon Oks works in several styles that reflect the uniqueness of his experience and the complexity of his creative process. In a bittersweet nostalgia of his years in the Ukraine, Leon Oks is able to retrieve the sweetness and ignore the bitterness; his paintings capture these memories with hopefulness and joy.

"It is important to me that my viewers, patrons and collectors, in a simple, way, get pure enjoyment and pleasure from viewing and living with my paintings."

Leon Oks was born in 1939 in Ukraine (former Soviet Union) and currently keeps his studio in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

DREAM - Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.
ATTRACTION - Oil on canvas 36 x 30 in.
EUROPEAN SCENERY - Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in.
DAY IN VILLAGE - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

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Michael F. Stitt – ステット マイケル

天国の山々の精神 The Spirit of Heavenly Mountain - Oils 145 x 70 cm

Michael Frank Stitt スティット マイケル (b.1961) is an Australian artist, composer and twice-award-winning landscape architect. After working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a landscape architect, in 2016 an opportunity became available to spend three months studying the Naguata Shamisen, a three-stringed Japanese instrument, in Chofu City, Tokyo. It was there that Michael became fascinated with Japanese gardens, music and ink painting (Sumi-e). At the heart of his Sumi-e works is the desire to achieve both the Zen philosophy and the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi.

Wabi-Sabi 侘寂 is an almost unique concept in Japanese culture. It can be defined as a worldview centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. An aesthetic beauty that is derived from the "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically “impermanence, suffering and emptiness” (or absence of self-nature). Characteristics of the Wabi-Sabi aesthetics include simplicity, economy, asymmetry, roughness, austerity, and modesty.

The objective of Michael’s artistic expression is to obtain the maximum visual effect with the minimum of ink applied. Hence, enough ink to convey the idea, and for the viewer to complete the picture through their imagination.

In practicing Sumi-e he applies different shades of grey using water and black ink providing an infinite array of design capability. The narrative conveyed is a reverence and respect for nature, with humanity being depicted, metaphorically, as being in harmony with the ecologically rich natural world. Mountains and landscapes are portrayed as the most important element of the painting, aiming for both the painter and viewer to meditate on the ideal paradigm of the natural order of the landscape.

Michael now paints Sumi-e landscape and uses them as musical inspiration for piano improvisations. 

最後の松。 The Solitary Pine - Watercolour/Chinese ink 41 x 32 cm
無心の心 。 Mushin No Shin - Watercolour/Chinese ink 41 x 22 cm
浮かぶ風景。 The Floating Landscape - Watercolour/Chinese ink 41 x 32 cm
竹のようになりなさい。Be Like Bamboo - Acrylics 140 x 90 cm

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Peter Nicholas Van Giesen

"Above and beyond all else, I’m an artist. I have always known that creativity and inspiration are part of my life force. I discovered my artistic [talent] early in elementary school as I sold some of my first works of art at recess for snack money. At every phase of my life, I exercised my creativity."

Afternoon Interlude - Acrylic on canvas 16 x 40 in.

"Doing art, for me, is a mystical process, a spiritual work, and an exercise of creativity.  When I paint it as if the veil of the common life is momentarily lifted allowing me to be embraced by the underlying essence of the universe. I consider my artistic expression a gift to be shared.

Naturally, I am drawn to the mystery that is implicit in the natural world. I feel more spiritually alive when outside.

My art is the result of sporadic surges of energy that percolate past my consciousness. My style hovers between representation, impressionism with a dash of abstract. I attempt to reach into the fabric of the world exploring the dynamics of tension and elasticity. Using paint, I create images based on the interplay between darkness and light, the interconnected aura of the natural world."

Born in 1959 in Canada, Peter Nicholas Van Giesen completed a college degree in Religion and university degree in Psychology. Encouraged by his family, Peter Nicholas Van Giesen worked in the church but after a few years, he naturally gravitated away from the church environment and into the business and charitable sectors. For most of his working life, Van Giesen has been a business owner or senior executive in the business and non-profit sectors. At the same time, he always took the time to exercise his creativity.

"When I had a studio space, my creative expression flourished and when I had no such space my creativity was channeled into my other endeavors."

In 2011, Van Giesen renewed his commitment to fine art and sharing this particular gift with others. With a number of international awards, the artist's work is in the permanent collection at the Government House of British Columbia.

“After using oil-based paint for many years I switched to acrylic paint in 1993 and currently it is the sole medium I use. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my talents with those interested and am pleased to have you consider joining me on my journey.”

Malahat View Finlayson Arm - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Twilight Whispers - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Arrival Awakening - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Forever Mystic Forest Path - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.

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Lannie Hart

"My work examines the perception of women in contemporary society as informed by their portrayal in history and myth. My figurative sculpture, installation and painting embrace ornate found object assemblage as I work to merge the past with the present."

ST. LUCIA - Brass, steel, polymer clay, glass eyes, pigment, patina and found objects. 38 x 18 x 27 in.

New York area artist Lannie Hart, is a sculptor, painter and installation artist with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Hart had her first solo show in 1982 at Julie Artisan Gallery, NYC. She was published in 'Art to Wear' and is in the permanent collection of Julie Schaffler Dale. Other solo shows were at SOHO 20 NYC, Azarian McCullough Sparkill, NY and Gallery Broadfoot & Broadfoot Booton, NJ. She has also shown at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, AIR Gallery Brooklyn, NY, Jim Kempner Gallery NYC, Westbeth Gallery NYC and many others.

In 2012 and 2018, Lannie Hart's sculptures won first prize and were acquired by Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY for their permanent collection. Hart won a $10,000 grant in 2015 from Historic Hudson Valley for a sculpture in Van Courtlandt Manor, Croton-On-Hudson, NY. Hart was a member of SOHO20 for 7 years and is a current member of Sculptors Guild since 2012 where she was VP of Publications.

ADAM & EVE - Oil on canvas with collage, fabricated brass and aluminum frame with found objects 49 x 45 in.
BIRTH OF EVE - Water fountain and brass mobiles: powder coated steel, bronze, brass, water, pebbles, rock and found objects. Installation size varies Sculpture 63 x 29 x 49 in.
THE LOVERS - Two pedestal sculptures that fit together. Bronze, brass, polymer clay, wood, gold foil, black marker and found objects 71 x 25 x 9.5 in.
THE ANNUNCIATION - Oil on canvas, collaged brass leaf, fabricated brass frame and found objects

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Jeanette Adams Art

"I'm guiding you to the place where I live, using oil paint and medium as watercolor wash or thick sculptural texture as perspective with white to symbolize the purity of the Mountain Ash Forest. Things that could be interpreted as traditional are removed blurring the line between realism and imagination.”

First Spring Of Water - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.

Born in eclectic Melbourne when starting art and asked to select her first subject in oils from a heap of magazine pages, Jeanette selected a portrait of Van Gogh the complexity of his shirt collar although white was intriguing with many shades of color, she has loved mixing color ever since - evolving from traditional art and portraits to contemporary expressionism. As a young adult, Jeanette's business was a Shell Service Station with hundreds of customers, she exhibited her art there as well as other hospitality and services industries annually holding art shows together with vintage car shows.

After moving to the Dandenong Ranges to live on 100 acres in a National Park, she joined with other artists painting plein air, portraiture, still-life and contemporary expressionism supporting the Rotary Club of Emerald & District and managing the Gembrook Market.

Jeanette changed direction in 2002 to build 'Gembrook Cottages' two luxury accommodation cottages with a boutique shop, perfect for her artwork.  Jeanette met an abstract art teacher at a party who invited her to join her personal group. The group of five established Yarra Valley artists would take their artwork to have it critiqued by her, Wanting to improve Jeanette had private tuition with her for over a year in the studio and outdoors painting Williamstown beach and Gembrook country.

2012 - Jeanette entered a large community art show and was awarded Gold Prize Contemporary, there she met like-minded artists wanting to lift the profile of  Contemporary Art in the area, they formed SECAN South Eastern Contemporary Art Network in 2013 where she became an inaugural committee member.

Jeanette Adams is an awarded artist: International Prize Caravaggio 2018 - CFA Finalist Certificate 2019 - International Prize Botticelli 2019 - Contemporary Art Curator Certificate Artist of the Future 2020 - 2021 Invited to Tokyo Art Exhibition - Artist Residence Italy - Barcelona International Art Awards.

Around In The Forest - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Mother Tree - Oil on canvas 40 x 48 in.
Cool Climate Forest - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Grass Trees In The Forest - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

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