Moving Elephant by Mark

Moving Elephant by Mark is a Zurich-based photographer and a represented artist of Agora Art Gallery, New York City. For Mark, the art of photography is synonymous with life, embodying a never-ending journey which is manifested in his creativity and artistic vision.

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Moving Elephant by Mark is a Zurich based photographer and represented artist of Agora Art Gallery, New York City.

For him, the art of photography is synonymous with life, embodying a never-ending journey which is manifested in his creativity and artistic vision. Capturing his scenes with only naturally available light as well as directly shot monochrome, his images hold power in their underlying preservation of photography in its most natural and raw form.

Mark’s practice is comprised of two parallel lines of work. The first of these lines explores symmetry and perspective in mostly urban architecture. These works capture the beauty of the order present in often overlooked architecture, which is then further emphasized by the monochromatism of the images, which renders all the lines of the symmetry all that much more visible. The second line in Mark’s work deals with the art of storytelling through images as it relates to the female body. In these works, Mark deftly wields extremely dramatic lights and shadows to create gorgeously emotive scenes that can easily stir up memories or connections within a viewer. Further, there is compositional overlap between these lines, both where elements of symmetry and repetition come into the figurative works, as well as where the symmetrical architecture begins to evoke figurative forms in its contours.

His work was recently presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) exhibition in Beijing, China.

 

Recent Exhibits

April 4-7  artExpo New York

June 5-25  Exhibition at Agora Art Gallery, New York City

July 1-31 Passeig de Gracia Station Exhibition, Barcelona

December 4-8  Red Dot, Miami

Silver
Bedtime Story
Window Light
Stripes

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Ping He

"The world is very huge and the universe is vast without boundaries. When perceiving the power of celestial bodies and deities, I found the invisible Shape, Color and Light. It presents its power in the inanimate architectural movement which I’m exploring and am very joyful for."

P Series 01 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm

Mr. Ping He 和平 was born and living in Shanghai, China where he studied at the Art and Design Dept of Dong Hua University.

Tel: 0086-13661635368

E-mail: phelley_he@163.com

Web site: www.artpinghe.com

Instagram: www.ping_he_artist

 

Select Exhibitons

2019 May - London Art Biennale (https://www.londonbiennale.co.uk/artist/ping-he)

2019 - Enter into Art by Kurt Gerd Ries + Gabriele Walter, Germany

2018 Nov. –  Group exhibition in Xuhui Art Museum in Shanghai.

2017 Apr-May ---- VIVA Valletta International Visual Art Festival, solo exhibition in The MILL B’KARA

(http://viva.org.mt/mevents/three-perfect-things)

2016 Sep. -  Solo exhibition in ST JAMES CAVALIER, Valletta, Malta http://www.kreattivita.org/event/wirja-ta-he-ping-persistence-of-form/

2015 May - Solo exhibition in Madrid, Spain at China Culture Center

2015 Feb -  Solo exhibition in Malta at China Culture Center

2014 Dec. - Exhibition in Berlin, German at China Culture Center

2007 Nov. -Attending The 11th Shanghai Art Fair 2007

1999 Sep. - Group exhibition in Stephen Gang Gallery in New York

1997 Jan. 1-7 - Solo Exhibition in New Shanghai Library opening ceremony

1992 Feb. - Group exhibition in Shanghai Duo Yun Xuan Gallery

Publications

2019 - 100 Artists of the Future - Art Book by Contemporary Art Magazine www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/100-artists-of-the-future

2018 Aug. - Another Artistic Universe by StudioByblos https://issuu.com/studiobyblos/docs/ping_he

2018 Jan. 03 - Contemporary Art Curator  http://www.contemporaryartcurator.com/he-ping/

2017 Dec. 12 Ping He  - My artistic Diary by studioByblos https://issuu.com/studiobyblos/docs/ping_he_issuu

P Series 02 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm
P Series 03 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm
D Series 01 - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 55 cm
P Series 04 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm

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Lisa Powers Photographic Artist

"I don’t capture photos, I create them from nothing in my studio… not as one would perceive them in reality but as imagined images. To do this, I build from an idea. Choosing the right model to direct is crucial. I am completely self-taught and perhaps because of that, I am fearless."

The Bauhaus Beehive - Photographic Art Giclée print 16 x 24 in.

Photographic Artist, Lisa Powers was born in the South of France and moved to New York with her family when she was 10 years old. She currently lives and works in New Zealand. Lisa quit her day-job as proof reader for a small advertising agency to become a janitor in a large commercial photo studio. Ambitious to become a professional freelance commercial photographer, she learned by watching the studio photographers work in the daytime and then used the space to shoot with models at night.

“I learned more by experimentation than technical correctness since I had no technical knowledge. This was in the film era. I was one of the few women working successfully in commercial photography, an industry which was (still is) largely male-dominated.”

In 2009 she took a big risk to relocate (with her four kitties) from New York to New Zealand. 

“It took a while for the dust and kitty litter to settle but when it did I changed from commercial photographer to Photographic Artist.”

With several successful gallery exhibits to her resume, Lisa’s  "WanRong: The Last Empress of China" is currently on exhibition at The Buddhist Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand, till 17th October.

Sitting for Egon Schiele - Photographic Art Giclée print 16 x 24 in.
The Seller of Caged Birds - Photographic Art Giclée print 18 x 26 in.
Sacred Spring - Photographic Art Giclée print 18 x 25 in.
Woman with Two Chairs - Photographic Art Giclée print 24 x 24 in.

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JOLIC

"He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." 

- St. Francis of Assisi

Polymer Sculpture on steel base 4 x 8 x 11 in.

Jolic is an abstract artist and sculptor born in Philadelphia, USA and living in the Lower Laurentians in Quebec, Canada. She studied Architecture, Graphic Design, and Screen Printing on Fabric before becoming a fine artist. Self-taught in her practice, she has been creating works of art in various forms for several decades.

Jolic’s creative process follows a consistent pattern: she begins with three black canvases to ensure that she is inspired by the forms developing before her eyes, using brushstrokes and the palm of her hand. Jolic strives for an overall balance where her colors compromise on one side and are balanced out by forms on the other. Her artistic approach consists of balancing, contrasting, finding focal points and leaving quiet areas where the eyes can rest. She moves from one canvas to the next with passion and excitement to bring them to a phase she calls “detachment.” When she reaches that point, it is time for her to let go. Only then can she reach for a new canvas and feel the euphoria of creation once again.

J19-10 - Acrylic on canvas 12 x 36 in.
Keep on Rolling - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 in.
J19-09 - Acrylic on canvas 12 x 36 in.
Vol au Vent - Acrylic on canvas: 30 x 30 in.

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Antoni Kowalski

"My work deals with the space between the material and spiritual world. I am looking for a perfect form to show through the metaphor the complexity and richness of the universe from the position of my existence. I am inspired by nature and everything that is important to me."

Tree of Life: Eden, 2015 - Oil on panel 70 x 206 cm

Polish artist, Antoni Kowalski was born in 1957 and studied at the Department of Graphic Art in Katowice of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland. Between 1994 and 2000 he was a lecturer at the European Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and since 2009 he is a full time Fine Arts Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. A member of Manhattan Graphics Center NY, USA Kowalski has had numerous artistic journeys throughout Europe, in the USA and in China and participated in over 400 group shows.  He currently resides in Katowice, Poland.

Select Solo Shows

1982 Gallery 2016, Brussels, Belgium;

1982 L’Hotel de Ville, Courcelles, Belgium;

1983 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1984 Ka De We Gallery, West Berlin;

1984 Obere Galerie, West Berlin;

1985 Kuhdamm Galerie, West Berlin;

1985 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1989 A.B. Wahl Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1992 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1994 Piast Castle Museum & Gallery, Gliwice, Poland;

1994 Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland;

1995 State Art Gallery – Willa, Łódź, Poland;

1995 Gallery 2016, Brussels, Belgium

1996 Gallery 2016, Hauterive/Neuchatel, Switzerland;

1997 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1998 Contemporary Art. Gallery, Płock, Poland;

1999 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

2000 Society for Arts, 1112 Gallery, Chicago, USA

2002 Artemis Gallery, Cracow, Poland

2003 Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland, retrospective, Poland

Chateau de Bourscheid, Schubertiade, Luxemburg

2007 Contemporary Art Gallery BWA Olsztyn, retrospective, Poland

2009 Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice, Poland

2010 Contemporary Art. Gallery „Elektrownia”Czeladz Poland

2011 BWA Gallery Rzeszów Poland

2013 Contemporary Art. Gallery BWA Kielce Poland

2015  Foyer Gallery The Slaski Theatre, Katowice Polaand

2015.Contemporary Art Gallery BWA Olsztyn Poland

Select Awards and Honors

2018 Honourable Mention - BIMPE Biennial International Miniature Print  Vancouver, Canada

-„Best Work” 3rd Jogja International Miniprint Biennale (JIMB) Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Eden-Horizon, 2019 - Oil on canvas 97 x 130 cm
Tree of Life, 2011 - Oil on canvas 130 x 291 cm
Eden-Shadow, 2017 - Oil on panel 119 x 150 cm
Tree of Life XI, 2016 Oil on canvas 130 x 97 cm

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Roxana Werner

"Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development."

Ganges (Diptych) - Oil and mixed media 60 x 55 cm

From Santiago, Chile, Roxana Werner has been the recipient of notable awards including 1st Place Award, Painting & 2-Dimensional Media, March 2017 by Artavita and has been actively exhibiting since 1985 in Chile, France, Spain, Holland, the United States, Uruguay, and Argentina.

“Textural, painterly and intricate, Roxana Werner’s paintings come in a series of inspirational earth-tone landscapes. Eerie and mystical they are full of detail yet gently open up space for the viewer to gaze and contemplate. Like landscapes of the aftermath of something apocalyptic or moments of calm right before a storm, Werner’s paintings are mysterious, enigmatic and intriguing.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Sarnath - Oil and mixed media 70 x 50 cm
Los Derripiadores - Oil and mixed media 100 x 80 cm
La Marcha Escuela Santa María de Iquique - Oil and mixed media 120 x 90 cm
La Tirana - Oil and mixed media 70 x 50 cm

"Being a Textile Designer, I worked for many years making Batik tapestries whose origin lies in Javanese Art. There comes a time when I need a technique that allows me to use drawing and color with greater breadth and possibilities. In this way I entered the Campus El Comendador at the Catholic University of Chile, to study art at the Evening School. I have also done studies at various workshops of famous artists and teachers. The interest in deepening the theoretical aspect of art led me to study Theory and History of Art at the University of Chile, Santiago, as well as among other studies, Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Works at Sek University. I paint when researching a theme that attracts me, I study it, I develop it "literally", but only from the experiential, emotional "hook", I can face the fabric and the palette with their oils. In over thirty years working as a visual artist, I have painted based on a particular theme and my works are grouped in three main series, namely Valparaíso, La Huella del Tiempo and Del Salitre a Iquique. Presently, I am developing a work inspired by a trip through Morocco and India. Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development. With this, I am referring to the energetic source that emanates from the whole, the cosmos and that leads to the opening of a creative instance."

 

“Werner is an artist specializing in realistic painting in oils. Despite the extraordinarily technical approach to her work she is a highly personal and expressive artist. Her artwork has a mixture of realism and dream-like sequencing that is pretty great to take in.” - Contemporary Art Curator

El Cepo - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
En las Salitreras
De Humberstone a Pisagua - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
Cajones en Portales - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
Abandono - Mixed media 160 x 120 cm

"Being a Textile Designer, I worked for many years making Batik tapestries whose origin lies in Javanese Art. There comes a time when I need a technique that allows me to use drawing and color with greater breadth and possibilities. In this way I entered the Campus El Comendador at the Catholic University of Chile, to study art at the Evening School. I have also done studies at various workshops of famous artists and teachers. The interest in deepening the theoretical aspect of art led me to study Theory and History of Art at the University of Chile, Santiago, as well as among other studies, Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Works at Sek University. I paint when researching a theme that attracts me, I study it, I develop it "literally", but only from the experiential, emotional "hook", I can face the fabric and the palette with their oils. In over thirty years working as a visual artist, I have painted based on a particular theme and my works are grouped in three main series, namely Valparaíso, La Huella del Tiempo and Del Salitre a Iquique. Presently, I am developing a work inspired by a trip through Morocco and India. Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development. With this, I am referring to the energetic source that emanates from the whole, the cosmos and that leads to the opening of a creative instance."

 

“Werner is an artist specializing in realistic painting in oils. Despite the extraordinarily technical approach to her work she is a highly personal and expressive artist. Her artwork has a mixture of realism and dream-like sequencing that is pretty great to take in.” - Contemporary Art Curator


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Lynden Cowan

"I strive to envelop the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to the finished artwork."

Rocky Point, P.E.I

"When I was eight, I created my own paints from berries, vegetables, and other available compounds, and would use leftover pieces of wood that my father had as my canvas. A teacher gave me art supplies a couple of years later, and I was thrilled to have actual paints. I am a self-taught artist, and my main medium is oil on canvas. As a fourteen-year-old, I started teaching, and at one point had over 80 students from age seven to seventy-five, and this provided the funds for better quality art materials. Over the years, I have spent a lot of time in the woods, and bogs as they fascinate me for the strong colors and beautiful subjects they provide. When I paint, I use, for the most part, triple zero brushes, as they lend themselves to fine details. Spending my childhood summers in rural Nova Scotia, I was drawn into the wild landscape surrounding me. My interest in nature continues to grow, and I strive to envelop the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to finished artwork."

Meshed
Gully
Ribbit
Fiddleheads
Riverbank - Oil on canvas 10 x 12 in.
Arrowhead Rockery - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.
Forks of the Credit - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
The Wetlands - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Fiddleheads - Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in.


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Yasmina Barbet

“The emotions we feel are often lived in a personal way; they are intimate… And yet emotions belong to everyone; we share them, they belong to our deepest human nature. That is the subject I want to explore, with introspection, trying to bring my own and other people’s emotions."

Une Allégorie de L’artiste Analog photograph and digital image processing

Born 1973 in France, Yasmina Barbet first attended a photography course at IED in Rome (1995-8). In 1998 she moved to Paris were she worked on photographic projects and also studied drawing, art history, and image processing. In 2002 she returned to Rome for commissioned work where she also developed her personal photo archive. In 2009, Barbet began collaboration with the French Wostok Press agency covering news in Italy. Barbet has published books and articles on commission, including the "Senegal Natangué" catalog for an exhibit at the Italian Senate and most recently exhibited at Peschiera del Garda Biennale and Florence Biennale.

1 Tristesse, Analog photograph and digital image processing 80 x 74 cm
Timide - Digital media 98 x 119 cm

Accablé - Digital media 94 x 120 cm
La Peur - Digital media 76 x 64 cm

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Egon Gade Artwork

"I see things. It is what I am here for. In a pushbutton world where everything is digital and everyone a photographer, ambiance is distinction. We all have different limits and you must sometimes see the edge to find yourself."

Parrot Tulip Color digital photograph
Buttercups Color digital photograph

Egon Gade works out of Copenhagen for Danish and Scandinavian design companies. International design icons such as Bang & Olufsen, Fritz Hansen, Maersk Sealine, Carlsberg, Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen are amongst some of his clients. Simplicity best describes Egon's pictures. Growing-up in a country with famous designers like Arne Jacobsen, Paul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner has significantly influenced his work as a photographer.

Egon's career as a commercial photographer began in 1981. At the age of 22 he opened a studio in the center of Copenhagen where he began specializing as a still life photographer, which was rather unusual in Denmark at that time. His client list grew as he started working for companies including Carlsberg, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain, and Georg Jensen Silver. During the 1980s and 90s he became known in Denmark as 'The Beer Photographer’. Egon has worked on many international campaigns and has won numerous awards in the Clio Show, Cannes Lion, Lurzers Archive, 200 Best Photographers. His fields of expertise include Architecture, Still Life, Portraits, Interior, Landscape.

Soft Cloud No. 1 Color digital photograph
Winter Color digital photograph
Soft Cloud No.7 Color digital photograph
Trollstigen, Norway Color digital photograph

"I see things. It is what I am here for. In a pushbutton world where everything is digital and everyone a photographer, ambiance is distinction. We all have different limits and you must sometimes see the edge to find yourself.

Technology should be exploited, but you must know when to stop. It is not a repair kit. I used to love life in the darkroom, but the printer is no lesser match. Although I usually know exactly where I want to go, things can still change before your eyes. I always improvise in the process. An actor’s portrait or a grand studio setup, all I want is for you to see what I see."


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Tejbir Singh

"My profession is quite evident in my work, not just in the choice of subjects (which do tend to veer towards the built environment) but also in the mediums I use (markers, linework) and also in the treatment of the subjects (detailing/perspective). However, nature and everything around inspires me."

Rest @ Piccadilly. Markers - Sketchpens and watercolor 44 x 58 cm

An architect by profession, Tejbir Singh has always been fond of doodling, sketching and painting. In school, his teachers encouraged and introduced him to oils at a very young age. His tryst with watercolors started when he joined University to study Architecture. He also keeps dabbling with pastels, charcoal and pen and ink.

The body of works that echo his inspiration rightly and prominently are “Urban Landscapes”. These landscapes are inspired by his travels. He occasionally dabbles in Abstracts, Landscapes & Portraits too. He uses mixed media with prominent use of markers and sketch pens which help him in detailing the elements along with soft pastels, watercolors and oils. However, oils were and will remain his first love.

Tejbir currently lives and works in Bahrain. Over the years he has participated in group shows, art fairs and held solo exhibitions in Bahrain and India. He has been chosen as “Best Artist-Middle East (Mixed Media)” by Destig Magazine, 2018. Some of his works are also on display at the Bahrain National Museum gift shop. One of his paintings “Rest @ Piccadilly" was chosen as one of the ten finalists in ART BOX art exhibition in New York in March this year. He has also participated in Art fairs in New York and Miami and also been featured in various art magazines and journals like Circle Arts, Aesthetica & Bahrain Arts magazine.

His recent exhibition at Nehru Centre London (27th – 31st August 2019), titled – “From an Architect’s Travelogue”, featured urban landscapes from his travels all over the world, and especially London and Europe. These works mirror his inspiration as well as his fascination with architectural heritage and the urban fabric of cities. The same theme was carried over to the latest exhibition in Artifact Gallery with a slight shift in focus to the cityscapes (primarily of New York) and in particular aerial views. It’s basically a celebration of the built environment of the city dweller.

Trafalgar Gathering - Markers, sketchpens and watercolor 58 x 44 cm
A New York Classic, Markers - Soft pastels and pencil 56 x 70 cm
Brick Facade & Red Joinery - Watercolor 42 x 58 cm
Aerial Urban View.Markers - Soft pastels and pencil 70 x 56 cm

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