Lucia Brauburger

"My art is a mirror in two ways. It shows inner reality as well as what I see. As Jackson Pollock said: "Painting is self-discovery." Yet it is much more than that..."

Female Elements - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150 cm

German Artist, Lucia Brauburger was born in 1965. She only discovered painting as a form of expression a few years ago and has since not stopped creating works on canvas. As an author and the owner of a communications agency, the Mainz-based artist delves deeply into the significance of interdisciplinary work and innovation. She sees her pictures as a complementary component of this activity. Lucia is a member of the artists' Association [KUN:ST] INTERNATIONAL.

Talking about her work, Lucia describes: “My pictures point in two directions. On the basis of scraped lines and arbitrarily applied colour fields they create abstract landscapes and combinations of figures that build on seemingly archaic forms and deliberately eschew contemporary references. They show a reality that departs from the fast-lane, leveling obsession with the future; turning away from the material, visible and contemporary and towards the ’twas-ever-thus.

The second group acts as a mirror of my female perspective: I play with prototypical depictions of women, convey the arbitrary reproduction and reduction that lies behind these portrayals. The digital manipulation exaggerates this even further, like a collage. But in fact, this exaggeration is part of the reality that women are confronted with every day.”

Irma 1 (Hurricane) - Acrylic on canvas 110 x 110 cm
Millepora (Fire Coral) - Acrylic on canvas 150 x 250 cm
I See You - Acrylic on canvas and paper 120 x 160 cm
Ariel - Acrylic on canvas 150 x 250 cm

In recent years, Lucia Brauburger´s works have been shown at the following exhibitions and art fairs:

2016 - Berliner Liste |Berlin, ART.FAIR Köln | Köln, Luxembourg Art Fair | Luxemburg

2017 TaunusTurm | Frankfurt am Main, ART MARKET BUDAPEST | Budapest

2018 Galerie im Medienhaus Mainz GIMM| Mainz, ART SALZBURG CONTEMPORARY | Salzburg, Associazione Culturale Sei l´Arte | Turin

2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition 2019|Venedig, Discovery Art Fair | Köln, Discovery Art Fair I Frankfurt/M.


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Sara Twomey

"Painting makes me feel connected to a process that encodes my thoughts, feelings and memories. Black Paint can reflect light in its most physical sense, light in the room is central to the painting, it is very much part of the painting. Each work is constantly changing with the light as its surface never sits still.
Black is an end point in colour, it is an absence of any colour, a void of black paint. The colour black feels spacious. The Silver paint seems to push and pull the light in and out of the surface of the painting. Almost carving light into a space."

Spaced Out - Oil on canvas 107 x 62 cm

Education

I am from East London in England. I did a foundation Art Degree in Barking, East London1997. In 2000 I graduated with a Fine Art degree at the Kent institute of Art and Design. I received the ‘David Haste Landscape AWARD for my final show. In 2002 I did a Post Graduate (PGCE) in Teaching.

Work

From 2006 to 2009 I woked at Science Ltd as Studio Assistant for the artist Damien Hirst and was the Assistant Manager from 2007-2009. From 2003 to 2012 I was a Tutor at the University of East London, and also at Lewisham college in South London 2003--2013

Artist CV

2019   Paintings currently represented by DAC Design Art Concepts in Miami, USA

2019- 12/03  ‘See Me’ selected painting at Affordable Art Fair AAF New York, USA

2019 – 04/01  ‘Over the Realm of Dreams’ La Pigna Gallery. Rome, Italy

2018  - Paintings on show at Spectrum Miami Art Fair (Booth101)

2018 – 07/08 Circle Arts –selected 50 finalist in an international online Art competition.

2018 10/10 - ‘The Nuance of Dreams’ Selected for a Group exhibition by the curator Rosi Ranier in New York at The Rouge Space Gallery NY

2013- Selected for Exhibition at Cork Street Open: Cork Street, Mayfair, London

2013 - Short Listed – for the “National Open Art Exhibition
” London, UK

2013 - “Thames Gallery” Paintings on Display at Dulwich, South London, UK

2013 -  Group online Exhibition SeeMe NYC Gallery, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

2012 - Selected for Exhibition at Cork Street Open, Cork Street, Mayfair, London.

Building the World - Oil and metallic paint on canvas 100 x 60 cm
Measuring Stars - Oil, acrylic tape on cloth 77 x 77 cm
Moon Measuring - Acrylic paint, silver electric tape on cloth 77 x 100 cm
Plastic Tide - Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

 

Twomey has had solo shows in the UK including at the Succession Gallery, the Painting Room / Brockley Max Festival and Pistachios / Hilly Fields Park. Group shows in her resume include the 2015 WORK at Brockley Max Festival, London, the 2014 Smoking Inside at Harbor Exchange / Docklands London and many more. Her paintings have been shortlisted in National Open competitions and Twomey was invited to exhibit at the Florence Biennale.

Archive of Black 0 Oil & acrylic metalic paint on canvas 90 x 135 cm (SOLD)
She Runs - Oil & acrylic on canvas 155 x 80 cm (SOLD)
That Place - Oil on canvas 110 x 84 cm (SOLD)
I Lived There - Oil on canvas 74 x 59 cm (SOLD)
Black and Blue - Oil enamel & acrylic on canvas 35 x 60 cm

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Sally Lywood

"My art is definitely inspired by Norwegian nature; high mountains and deep fjords, Constantly changing light. As a material, I have been fascinated by transparent/translucent mediums like tissue paper and now tulle which give such a variation of tones and depth as the layers increase."

Nordic Mood 1 - Tulle on canvas 33 x 44 cm

“I am British and live in Norway. I have always drawn and painted from a child but serious artistic activity began with a one year stay on the Cook Islands, South Pacific in 1997/98. When I came back to Norway I continued doing art professionally and have continued ever since. I am part of an artist's cooperative. My work at present is mainly in collage and textile.”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Varatun gård, Sandnes, Norway 2016/17

Anne's Gallery, Sandnes, Norway 2013

Galleri X-IA, Sandnes, Norway 2005

The Crossroad Gallery,Sandnes, Norway 2004

Painted Penguin Gallery, Caldbeck, Cumbris, England 2003

"Artist of the Month", Vaux Gallery, Stavanger, Norway 2001/2

Fotland Bygdemolle, Time, Norway 2001

Tanta Molla, Stavanger, Norway 1999

National Museum, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific 1998

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Art Nordic, Copenhagen, Denmark 2018

Florence Biennale, Italy 2017 (juried)

Art Studio, Sana Don Piave, Venice, Italy 2015(juried)

NFUK members exhibition, Oslo City Hall Gallery, Norway 2014/16 (juried)

NFUK members exhibition, Stavern, Norway 2014/17 (juried)

Galleri La Pigna, Rome, Italy 2013

Anne's Gallery, Sandnes, Norway 2013

Utstein Gallery, Norway 2012

Framers Gallery, London 2010(juried)

Nordic Pastel Forum, Finland, Denmark and Norway 2007/8/9

Bankside Gallery, London, England 2007 (juried)

Nordic Pastel Forum, Falkenburg, Sweden 2006

Gallery X-IA, Sandnes, Norway 2005-14

Gallery 18976, Kristiansand, Norway 2005

Sola Culture Hall, Sola, Norway 2004/5

Nina Hosali prize (Runner Up), Free Painters Society, London, England 2007

ARTISTIC PROJECTS

Large mural, Jan Svela Co. Ltd, Bryne, Norway 2017

Art Project for Children at the British School, Gausel, Norway 2012

"First Grade Art", Grannes School, Norway  2007

"Marks in Signs". Childrens project, Time and Aalgaard, Norway 2006

"Artists of Tomorrow", Kindergarten Art Exhibition, Gallery X-IA, Sandnes, Norway 2006

Nordic Mood 2 - Tulle on canvas 33 x 44 cm
Flower 1 - Tulle on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Flower 2 - Tulle on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Untitled - Tulle on canvas 40 x 30 cm

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Helen Kagan

"As an artist and healer and one of the originators of art for healing concept, I create my unique "Healing Arts" integrating Fine Art and Healing. It is intuitively created, activated with energy, saturated with movement and passion. The mission of my HealingArts is to lift your Spirit, bring joy, happiness and well-being."

Autumn Leaves - ColorScapes Collection Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 36 x 24 in.

Born in Russia, Helen Kagan today lives in the USA, between Florida, Vermont and New York. She has a Ph.D. in Science  and MSW, worked for over 20 years as a psychotherapist & healer.  Helen grew up in a Communist State where oppression and control were a daily reality. In 1991 her quest for freedom led her to the US, whereto she brought her Jewish heritage, a couple of graduate degrees, and an unending thirst to explore the world and its meaning. Mainly a self-taught artist, Helen’s been painting for as long as she remembers and since 2005 she does it professionally. She works with oils and acrylics, lately experimenting with mixed media. If you are a seeker on a quest looking for some quintessential insight, or just wishing to feel better - you might find rewarding to meditate with Helen’s works. Her healing art is better experienced “in-person” due to live vibrations of bright colors, heavy textures, usually large size, and just an overall charisma and liveliness.

Cosmic Garden. Collection "5D". 24 x 30 in.
Healing Chakras from OM. Sacral Chakra Series 48 x 48 in.
Composition # 4 - Abstract Sunsets Series Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in.

Dr. Kagan actively exhibits and has participated in many shows, including Art EXPO New York 2014-15-16-17-18 SPECTRUM Art Basel Miami 2014-15-16-17-18, Art San Diego 2014-15Art Hamptons NY 2015, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, ART HOP VT2014-15-16-17-18, CONTINUUM & Art Synergy, Art Palm Beach 2015-16-17-18, RAW “Finalists and Director's Favorites (2013), City Hall of Hollywood FL “Art in Public Places” 3-months display (2009), and many others. Her Healing Arts won awards, was exhibited in New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, California, and many cities in Florida.

She's featured in many online galleries including Saatchi, Fine Art America, Art&Beyond, ArtsyShark, Art Galaxie, Contemporary Art Curator, and is on display in galleries in Florida, New York, and Vermont. Helen was named a "Collectible Artist” by Brickell and Key Biscayne Magazines (Dealer's Dozen 2016), Inspiration International ArtBook (2017-18), ArtTourInternational Magazine (ATIM 2018-19). 

Helen Kagan believes in art as a powerful form of self-expression and a vehicle for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being, that can enhance healing for those in need. She believes in the inter-connectedness of mind, body, and spirit; she believes her art can make a difference in people's lives; she envisions her art to be placed in medical centers, hospitals, libraries, crisis centers… – wherever it can enhance healing and promote well-being.  

Italy, Morning - Je T’Aime Collection Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

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Chippie Kennedy

“Sculpture is an art form to be shared. A piece of work is an open invitation to the viewer to enjoy and experience through both sight and touch. Each brush of a hand brings subtle changes and new life to the piece. In these moments the piece belongs to the viewer as well as to the artist.”

Gaea - Clay for plaster/bronze Life-size

“At an early age, I developed a keen interest in the presentation of the human figure as a hanger or show-piece for clothing. This led me to pursue a Degree in Fashion Design at Ryerson University where I studied the movement of the body and cloth and what it presents to the viewer. A career designing on 7th Ave. in New York City intensified my fascination with texture, drape, and movement and pushed me to explore the deeper qualities of form through new mediums. After years of dressing the figure, I now wanted to sculpt it… and so I began the transition from cloth to clay. My work and process are intuitive and organic as I seek to give life to my clay and composition. With each piece, I strive to expose the raw nature of the body. 

I was able to attain the knowledge and appreciation of the body’s complex structure through study at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence Italy. I graduated from the three-year Sculpture program in 2012.”

Lazy River - Bronze Life-size
Temptation - Bronze Life-size
Into The Woods - Bronze Life-size
Daphne - Bronze 3/4 Life-size

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Ute Eiselt

"With my macro photography, I expose small aspects of our surroundings on large scale to express and emphasize the fullness and beauty around us that we so easily miss."

Upwards, Alu-Dibond 90 x 60 cm

"With my macro photography, I expose small aspects of our surroundings on large scale to express and emphasize the fullness and beauty around us that we so easily miss. Clearness and haziness cause a charisma of both peace and dynamics. Combined with the vitality of color I want my artworks to raise awareness of art being everywhere already. We just need to have the eyes to see it. Working without a tripod and usually not implementing photo-editing computer programs I try to capture my unadulterated perception on camera. This veracity enables the viewer to act out his or her own imagination and offers freedom for personal associations.  All my photographs are sold in limited editions and I also do photographic works for business websites."

Entfaltung, Alu-Dibond 90 x 60 cm
Stolz, Alu-Dibond 90 x 60 cm
Abendlust, Alu-Dibond 90 x 60 cm
Wasser des Lebens 2, Alu-Dibond 90 x 60 cm

Born in Germany, Ute Eiselt has been an ardent photographer for many years and since 2011 she has specialized in macro photography. A member of Berufsverband Bildender Künstler she has been regularly exhibiting since 2013 in group and solo shows, including the Parallax Art Fair in London, Museum of Visual Arts in Oberfahlheim, Germany, and Trienale Ulmer Kunst 2015.


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Asta Caplan

"As an artist, I'm captivated by light and life. To observe short-lived, mesmerizingly manifold and constantly changing aspects of beauty in life is enough - I believe - to capture something deeper in human intellect and wonder. At their best artworks become life companions to their viewer."

From a Dream Collector’s Catalogue VIII Oil on canvas 60 x 40 cm

Born 1982 in Finland, to a family of artists, Asta Caplan graduated the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Painting with studies in printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Since 2014, Caplan lives in Munich, Germany selling and exhibiting art internationally.

An Extract from a Sleepwalker’s Diary IV Oil on canvas 80 x 120 cm
Contemplations II, Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm
An Extract from a Sleepwalker’s Diary V Oil on canvas 100 x 140 cm
Layered Life XIII Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

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Tereza Ordyan

“Cosmos Gives Creative Power To The Creator”

Desert Still-Life - Cold batik on silk 90 x 90 cm

Tereza Ordyan was born in 1982 in Yerevan, Armenia. She studied at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Design and Decorative- Applied Arts (1999-2004) and was qualified as a painter-stylist. Tereza participated in several exhibitions during her student years. In 2004, some of her works were displayed at Heritage Museum, Massachusets, USA and she held her first solo exhibition in 2007 at Academy Gallery, Yerevan. The same year she participated in a show at  Municipality of Yerevan.

Ordyan has been taking part in national exhibitions since 2008 with the Artist's Union of Armenia which she became a member of in 2009. International exhibitions include ARvesT Expo'15-'19. From 2015 to 2018 she participated in a series of shows organized by Studio Abba in Paris (2015), San Donato in Poggio (2016), Miami (2016), Florence (2018) and Monte Carlo (2018). In 2017, Ordyan participated in the JUNWEX Yerevan Show at Meridian Expo Center. In 2019, she participated in WorldArtDubai 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre and Spring Art Awakening in Barcelona organized by Crisolart Galleries.

Shining World - Cold batik on silk 90 x 90 cm
Fairy Tale - Cold batik on artificial fabric 50 x 50 cm
Ether - Cold batik on silk 90 x 90 cm
Mandala - Cold batik on artificial fabric 50 x 50 cm

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Martha Espinoza

Martha Espinoza is a bird, marine life, wildlife, and botanic illustrator. On every artwork she wants to show the beauty that can be found at national parks, wildlife refuges and biological center of her home country, Costa Rica and other countries.

Amazilia Versicolor - Watercolor 22 x 14 in.

Martha Espinoza is a bird, marine life, wildlife and botanic illustrator.

Behind every detail, color, shadow, texture and structural pattern of her illustrations, there is an entire world of knowledge, hours of observation and contact with nature. Espinoza is a Member of the American Society Botanical Artists ( ASBA). She lives and works in Costa Rica.

"Keep your love towards nature because it is the true way to understand art more and more." -  Vincent Van Gogh

Pterois Antennata - Watercolor 22 x 14 in.
Stanhopea Wardii - Watercolor 22 x 14 in.
Zingiber Zerumbet - Watercolor 70 x 50 in.
Oxypogon Lindenii - Watercolor 22 x 14 in.

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Jaco Putker

Jaco Putker composes vivid, fantastical scenes reminiscent of strange dreams that transcend the boundaries between magical and dangerous, nostalgic and futuristic.

Jaco Putker is a contemporary artist and printmaker from The Hague, The Netherlands. He combines digital and traditional techniques to produce images that are both playful and sinister, nostalgic and magical.

His preferred medium is photopolymer, or solar plate, etching. This technique is a non-toxic way of etching which allows for photorealistic depictions. Rather than impose a meaning to his work, Jaco Putker invites the viewers to associate freely and give his etchings personal significance through individual perceptions and filters.

The titles of the etchings are non-descriptive and give no handle as to the meaning of the works. The artist considers his works to be illustrations to fables that don't exist but hopefully take shape in the viewers' minds.

Jaco Putker was awarded the Dutch national Business Art Service competition for Graphic Arts in 2010. He won the Awagami Paper Factory Prize (at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition) twice; in 2015, and again in 2017. In 2017 he won the ON PAPER International Printmaking Award 2017.

His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Australia, Argentina, Canada and the USA.


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