Vicky Talwar

"Inspired by what lies beneath the surface, I experiment with mixed media to unravel hidden layers, creating an illusion of depth. Layering and texturing is a key theme in my work, exposing the intricacy of the natural world and in ourselves."

Colours Of Worship - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 30 x 40 in.

Canadian painter, Vicky Talwar holds a BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design and BEd from York University, Toronto Canada. Her paintings have been exhibited in Canada, USA, and India, with recent exhibitions at The Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto, Canada, Las Laguna Gallery, Linus Gallery, REN Gallery in Los Angeles and Caelum Gallery in New York City.

“Dancing flowers build up intricate patterns poised over deeply worked, textural backgrounds to give the viewer harmoniously balanced canvases worth hours of gazing. A great sensitivity for color and attention to detail are characteristic elements in Talwar’s work.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

A Journey Awaits - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Free Spirit - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 40 x 60 in.
Flowing Thoughts - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 in.

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Tadas Zaicikas

“I experiment with various styles and techniques to create something mixed; spiritually and physically on canvas, by continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. An instinctive dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.”

Illumination - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 x 1.8 in.

Tadas Zaicikas (1974) was born in Lithuania, earned a Master's Degree at the KTU(1996). Since 2013, he lives and works between Canada and Saint Pierre and Miquelon. He is a Member La Mda- the association with a national competence of all professional artists from visual arts stated in France.

“Painterly brushstrokes built up rich textural landscapes, abstract reflections of moods, Tadas’ canvases are as he describes products of “instinctive dance between the conscious and the subconscious.” Expressive yet cohesive each painting express a unique feeling and allows the viewer to contemplate for hours.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Exhibitions

2018 - Visions gallery (Toronto, Canada), Solo show “Musing on the Edge”

2018 - Artusiasm Art Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Group Exhibition "Abstraction in Action"

2018 - Contemporary Art Gallery Online- Art Competition and Exhibition “2018 ALL Abstraction”

2018- The finalist in the Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Colors International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 - The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 3rd Annual Landscapes International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 -The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Black & White International Juried Art Exhibition

2018- Light Space & Time Art Gallery (USA) the “Abstracts" Art Exhibition Painting category 10th place

2018 - Mona Youssef Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

2017- Applecrate Galleries (Ottawa, Canada)

2017 - Fleet galleries (Winnipeg, Canada)

 

Publications

AKOUN - La cote des peintres 2018 (France)

ArtQuench Masters Edition Art Book II 2018 (USA)

Inspiration: International Art Book_ Contemporary Masters Collection_ volume 6  (2018, USA)

Spotlight 8 - Contemporary Art Magazine (France)

Artistes Contemporains.org

www.Artprice.com

http://visualartsalberta.com/

 

Art Auctions

Catawiki

Pristine Auction (Phoenix, USA)

RO Gallery live art auction (New York, USA)

Memberships

IAA AIAP- CARFAC

La Maison Des Artistes (France)

Visual Arts Alberta (Canada)

Circle Foundation for the Arts (France/USA)

Opus Primum, mixed media, 12 x 16 x 0.8 in.
Ocean Of Emotion - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 x 1,8 in.
Emotional Transformation - Oil on canvas 56 x 56 x 1,8 in.

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Olga Loschinina

Olga dedicates all her free time to discovering the beauty of the world with her camera. She has traveled over 20 counties to capture exceptional nature, city vibes, and culture. Her photos tell us a story of every city and person from a new perspective. Her photos decorate the walls of many homes and galleries. 

Cypress Swamps - Baryta 90 x 60 cm

Born in Russia and based in Switzerland, Olga dedicates all her free time to discovering the beauty of the world with her camera. She traveled over 20 countries to capture exceptional nature, city vibes, and culture. Her photos tell us a story of every city and person from a new perspective. Her photos hang in many homes and galleries.

As a photographer, Olga stands out with her ability and desire to travel around the world almost all year long. She explored with photo tours areas in Africa, America, Antarctica, the Arctic, Australia, etc.  Olga’s exhibition experience started in the city of New York in May 2017 and continues to this day.

"Olga offers a unique perspective of beautifully balanced, mesmerizing landscapes from a very diverse geography. Technically apt and artistically impeccable her compositions capture fleeting moments and distinctive vistas from busy metropoles to faraway lands. Her photographs, complex yet serene, are available in a variety of sizes through the photographer’s personal website." - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

La Palma - Baryta 90 x 60 cm
Venice - Baryta 90 x 60 cm
Baikal Lake - Baryta 90 x 60 cm
Moeraki - Baryta 90 x 60 cm

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Eduardo Fujii

"Like Robert Mapplethorpe once said about himself, I am obsessed with beauty and perfection, and like him, I am also never satisfied. I have a need to make art and impart something of myself to my work just like self-portraits. I work with film/digital cameras, lensless cameras, or no camera at all."

Still Life With Self Portrait And Gerbera - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.

Eduardo Fujii is a fine art photographer living on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California. At an early age, he demonstrated great interest in the arts. He started music lessons at the age of five followed by painting. It wasn’t until late 2006, however, that he turned to photography as a form of artistic expression. Classical music and painting have been part of most of his life and have certainly contributed to the development of a lyrical sensibility that underlies his photography today.

Eduardo has participated in gallery exhibitions at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Center for Photographic Art, the Cherry Center for the Arts, and Carmel Visual Arts in Carmel, California, the Museum of Monterey and Alvarado Gallery in Monterey, and has received various awards including Spotlight Awards from B&W Magazine and Color Magazine, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Professional Photographer Magazine, Monochrome Awards, and the International Color Awards. One of Eduardo’s images was selected for the cover of Shadow & Light Magazine. In 2017, Eduardo was awarded Photographer of the Year at the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.

My new series of still lifes explores the classical beauty of black and white photography with a special focus on the sensual interrelationship of light, shadow, composition, and form. As an image maker, I continue the pursuit of beauty using photography as an art-making tool. Inspired by the stylized and elegant floral still lifes created by Robert Mapplethorpe during the 1980s, I create these images by blending uninvolving photos of flowers with exciting lighting effects and dramatic, shadowy backgrounds. While not so perceptible, my images also include some sort of hidden symbolism. Despite their clear-cut composition, images in this series are imbued with mystery and eroticism.

Still Life With Bonsai And Shadow Of A Male Bearer - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.
Still Life With Orchids And Portrait Of A Woman - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.
Still Life With Alstroemerias And Wine Bottle - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.
Still Life With Sunflower - Pigment ink on archival luster paper 12 x 18 in.

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Herbert Hermans

"With imagination, composition, and strokes of the brush, I am trying to find the ideal world between fantasy and reality and make people think about the beauty of the old and sometimes ruinous buildings and the world in general."

Exchange Building Antwerp - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm

“Meticulously rendered, industrial and architectural elements become complex patterns in Herbert Hermans’ original paintings. With many years of experience in depicting modern architecture, Hermans has developed a very personal style that is immediately recognizable.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Born in 1947 in Voorburg, The Netherlands, Bert Hermans is living in Rotterdam. Since the late 80's Hermans has been a passionate painter and he owns an atelier in the historic city center of Gouda. His work consists mainly of oil paintings. Hermans has taken various courses in acrylics, water media and oil painting at the Dutch Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam and further developed his technique at the atelier of Clara Miedema, Rotterdam. Hermans has had exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and the USA and has been nominated in 2014 and 2016 for Painting of the Year in Holland. This year he was named Artist of the Month by Artavita and his most recent shows include Little Treasures Bologna Italy, Spectrum Miami USA, Nationale Kunstdagen Rotterdam,  Shanghai Art Fair, Annual Dutch Art Fair in Amsterdam, Trevisan International Art, Unique Realities in Madrid, Spain, the London Crossroads Art Fair, Art San Diego,  the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, Le SM'ART' at Aix en Provence, France, ArtExpo New York, Ritme in Roden and Marziart Internationale Galerie in Hamburg, Germany.

"The main theme of my work is industrial and cultural heritage. Sources of inspiration for my paintings are abandoned and often ruinous buildings. Use of color and use of light make my paintings special events. Dark disconsolateness is changing into light and warmth. Regularly I add characters who provide another or an extra dimension to the image, like brides, monks, and observers. The tension in their relationship is sometimes nearly tangible."

Illusion 2 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
Big Office - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Illusion 1 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
The Boathouse - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm


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Natalia Bragina

" "Don’t sleep, don’t sleep, the Artist, Be never prey to dream, Eternity's your master, In the flow of Time you swim." All my life I try to follow those lines of Boris Pasternak."

Landscape With Young Man By Samovar, Oil on cardboard 70 x 50 cm

Born in Leningrad, former USSR, now Sankt Petersburg, Russia, Natalia Bragina graduated the Moscow State University with a degree in International Economics. She attended the art studios at Moscow State University and the Moscow House of Scientists. After 1989 painting became her main professional occupation.  Since then Bragina has had no fewer than fifteen solo exhibitions including shows in Sweden and the USA as well as art auctions in Paris, France. Bragina recently exhibited at New York World Art Fair 2016, the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City and opened her most recent color show VISION at Marina Tsvetaeva Museum, Moscow.

Still-Life On The Window-Sill, Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Naoko, Oil on cardboard 80 x 50 cm
Russian Easter, still-life, Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Still Life With Russian Culichi, Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Christine Norton

"I never claim my photographs reveal some definitive truth. I claim that this is what I saw and felt about the subject at the time the pictures were made. That's all that any photographer can claim. I do not know any greater photographer who would presume otherwise."  - David Hurn

On the Way to Spiritual Baptism, Nikon D810, Original 5000 x 3321 px

“I consider myself blessed to have had a mix of experiences: a father who was a professional photographer and worked with the renowned fashion photographer Norman Parkinson whose stories helped to open my eyes to the world; a large family with all the accompanying joys and challenges; 34 years of international development experience with the United Nations and an innate passion for travel and adventure. Together these experiences led me to photography as a form of expression for what I see around me. I practice documentary photography out of which I see, compose and develop pieces of fine art. Other amazing photographers have influenced my work including the advice in David Hurn's On Being a Photographer,  Robert Doisneau, workshops with National Geographic’s photographers like Raul Touzon, Arthur Meyerson and Sebastian "Suki" Belaustegui. More recently, I have enjoyed the generosity of Robert Rodriguez Jr. and his beautifully lit and textured landscapes. My work is a mosaic of influences, lessons, social development experiences and life in general. My photography is in progress as there is so much more to see and learn.”

Morning Prayer, Nikon D810, Original 7360 x 4912 px
Varanasi Dhobi, Nikon D810, Original 7360 x 4912 px
Varanasi Boatman, Nikon D810, Original 7258 x 4912 px
Varanasi Vendor, Nikon D810, Original 5661 x 3264 px

Christine Norton was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where she recently returned to, after living and working for years in many countries around the world. She is a member of Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Board Member (Special Projects), Trinidad and Tobago Photographic Society and her images have been published internationally, notably by National Geographic Traveler UK, and in UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children publication. Norton earned her BA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Psychology and French) and her Master of Law and Science: Intellectual Property from the University of London, Queen Mary College, London, UK.

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Andrey Epishin

"Experiencing the world from an aesthetic point of view is fundamental to my art. Finding inspiration in everyday life, I regularly seek to interpret through my paintings the emotions and characters of the beings that surround me."

New Gadget (Sutomore 2013-16) Tempera on cardboard 120 х 90 cm

Russian artist, Andrey Epishin was born in 1979 and graduated from the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum, part of the Russian Academy of Arts. He later graduated from the Industrial Art Academy in St. Peterburg, Department of Monumental Painting, and earned a Master’s Degree from Haladzan Institute of Further Education, Department of Art History. As a postgraduate Epishin did work at the Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Arts and has a Ph.D. in Art History. Epishin is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Art History, Russian State University A. N. Kosygin in Moscow. He has exhibited in group and solo shows and his works belong to private collections in Russia and abroad. Epishin is a member of the Union of Arts of Russia and  International Association of Art. In 2016 he received an honorary diploma from the Russian Academy of Arts.

Bully, 2016 Tempera on cardboard 120 x 80 cm

Together Apart, 2013 Watercolor on paper 60 x 40 cm

Ancient Dance, 2017 Ink on color paper 30 x 30 cm

Girl In Green Jacket, 2017  Oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Andrey Epishin draws upon past experiences and current influences to create in oil, watercolor, ink, and pen. Experiencing the world from an aesthetic point of view is fundamental to my art. Finding inspiration in everyday life, he regularly seeks to interpret through his paintings the emotions and characters of the beings that surround him. His figurative pictures combine a realistic technique with a poetic subject matter, often exploring nature and the human body.


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Evgeny Yakovlev

"In fact, the picture is the story. The viewer draws his conclusions from those gestures, facial expressions, the timbre of the voice that comes to him. The critic and the sympathizers come close to understand what the artist mumbles to himself. And then, there are already options.."

Switzerland In Two Hours - Oil on canvas 30 x 45 cm

Collective exhibitions:

- "Dialogue", Hamburg, Bürgerhaus Bornheide, Germany, 23-25 June 2017
- "City and Man", Moscow, Central House of Artists, 6-24 September 2017
- "Theater", Vladivostok, Primorsky branch of the Union of Artists, October 24 - November 12, 2017
- "Christmas", Vladivostok, gallery "Art-floor", December 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018
- "Artexpo Spring Rome 2018", Rome, Domus Romana Art Gallery, Italy, 7-19 April 2018
- "City and Man", Larnaca, Municipal Art Gallery of Larnaca, Cyprus, May 10-31, 2018
- "The Art of Today: Benefits and Sins", Moscow, Tushino Exhibition Hall, May 17 - June 3, 2018
- Vladivostok-158, Vladivostok, Primorsky Branch of the Union of Artists, June 22-July 15, 2018

Competitions/Exhibits:

- "Modern avant-garde: Vanguard Today", Moscow, Moscow House of Artists, March 27 - April 1, 2018, 1st and 2nd awards (Nomination: Conceptualism)
- "Russian Week of Arts", Moscow, International Art Design Center, April 23-29, 2018, 1st and 3rd place (Contemporary Art: Conceptualism)
- "Russian Art Award", Moscow, International Art Design Center, May 2-10, 2018, III (third) degree laureate (Nomination: Russian Prize in the field of avant-garde painting)
- "Art Week in Italy", Rome, 9-15 July 2018, 3rd place (Nomination: ARCHITECTURE: urban landscape and architectural lines)
- "Art Week in Cyprus", Nicosia, Cyprus, July 9-15, 2018, 2nd place (Nomination: Abstract Painting)

Personal Exhibitions:

- "The Beginning", St. Petersburg, Gallery "Artmuza", 2-31 October 2017
- "Step towards", Vladivostok, Vostochny Bank and "Arka" Gallery, December 22, 2017 - February 22, 2018

Publications

- Catalog "Ars Longa 2017", September 2017
- Exhibition catalog "Art of Today: Benefits and Sins", Moscow, Tushino Exhibition Hall, May 2018
- Catalog of the exhibition "Vladivostok-158", Vladivostok, Primorsky branch of the Union of artists, June 2018
- “Scene & Heard", 1/2018
- “Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine", 9/2018

Cocktail In Ronchamp - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm
House Of Blue Light - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Shade of Taste - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
he Advantage Of An Intersection - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

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Eman Hakim

"Paint with your soul and your heart before your hands! I hope I can reach everybody with my art and improve their taste and perception towards fine arts and beauty so that I can influence the culture of my country positively."

She & Peacock 1 - Oil & Acrylic on canvas 145 x 170 cm

Egyptian artist, Eman Hakim lives in Cairo and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and is a member of the Syndicate of Plastic Artists as well as many art societies in Egypt and UAE. With eight solo shows in both private and public galleries, Eman continues to exhibit collectively. She has represented Egypt internationally at the Biennale of Chianciano - Italy 2013, a group exhibition in Gagliardi Gallery London 2014 and Biennale of Malaysia 2014 & The "International Exhibition for Peace" in Kazakhstan in 2015 & 2016 where she won the prize "international artist for Peace". Her artwork is in private collection in Egypt, UAE & Canada as well as the Modern Art Museum, Port Said Museum, Cairo Opera house,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and China Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan & Royal Court in Kuwait.

Girl Portrait 1 - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm
She & Peacock 2 - Oil & Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Bread - Oil & Acrylic on wood 105 x 140 cm
Girl Portrait 2 - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

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