Stéphane Vereecken

"With my images of the Rabid Animals series, I explore the relationship between human beings and beasts; A realistic universe and also surreal - an image photographed and also painted and drawn. The drawings on the walls, the floor, and the body show an unfinished project of life."

Hotel Mutation 001 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm

Belgian photographer and artist, Stéphane Vereecken holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Brussels. He has been actively exhibiting from a young age in cultural centers and galleries in Brussels. Classical studies in several art academies and different media have allowed the artist to develop a multidisciplinary vision. His Rabid Animal series began in 1999. Vereecken photographs models and landscapes and follows on to draw a story on the wall and their bodies.  Each image creates a mystical, open-ended narrative and in the artist’s own words, they “tell an unfinished story…”.

Hotel Mutation 010 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm
Hotel Mutation 010 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm
Hotel Mutation 006 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm
Hotel Mutation 001 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm
The Garden - 001
Rabid Animals Series - Portrait 002
White Wall Series - 008
The Garden - 002
Rabid Animals Series - White Wall 012

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Max Werner

"My work is generally based on observation of my environment, or what surrounds me. Landscapes, public places such as museums, libraries pubs, etc... This feeds my imagination, produces ideas, and the result of this has variously been described as realist narrative, with a touch of surrealism."

Con Art - Acrylic and graphite on canvas 38 x 58 in.

Born in Ghent, Belgium and currently residing in the USA, Max Werner studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London, and the Slade School of Art, University College London where he later taught Printmaking in both schools until 1990 when he set up his own etching workshop in London.

In 1997 Max Werner moved to Argentina, and until 2003 worked in Buenos Aires. Commissioned for 3 years in succession by the Art House Gallery of Buenos Aires, he travelled extensively across the different regions of Argentina, producing a body of work which consisted in its majority of large landscapes painted on canvas, although a lot of those landscapes contain observations of the various rural activities of those regions, such as cattle auctions, gauchos, and their horses, etc…

In 2003, Werner moved to the USA. Two of the most important public commissions Max worked on were in 1991, with the decoration of the Lisbon "Enter Campos" Underground Station, using the unique technique of etching on limestone. The other was a painting for the Household Cavalry (Queen Elizabeth II personal regiment) in 2003 for an event in London called "The Presentation of Standards and Guidons Parade" in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Max has exhibited over the years in many countries in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

Areal Display In The Northfork - Acrylic on canvas 23 x 12,5 in.
Entering the Ghost Forest - Acrylic on canvas 57 x 41 in.
Mule Deer Chilling Out - Acrylic on canvas 33 x 18 in.
Waiting At The Gate - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 43 in.

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Sara Hupas

"My works result from the need to organize and give meaning to what people have abandoned and treated as waste. I draw inspiration from phenomena, situation and the specific characteristics of matter. I create abstract works containing an emotional element referring to the psyche and human experience."

UNDERSTANDING, steel rod, sponge recycled, upholstery springs, cord jute, 130x550x150 cm

"My adventure with art began with going to the Public Art School in Opole - that's where I developed my observation skills and aroused my curiosity about the world around me. After defending my diploma thesis with the accomplishment of Scenographic technology, I continued my education in the field of Artistic Education in Visual Arts. Getting to know more disciplines of art, as well as deepening the ones I already knew, I had the opportunity to specify my creative needs. And that's how my sculpture began to build my creative way. Bachelor's thesis became the starting point for later activities at the Sculpture Department of the Krakow Academy of Art, where I opened the door to constant doubts and the desire to create sculptural activities from a small form to monumental realizations. My work is the result of my experiences, emotional states, and structural fascinations.

Through my work, I want to know myself and the reality in which I live. I process the collected materials so as to emphasize their properties as well as to refer to their history or previous function/application. In doing this, I am constantly accompanied by a need for ordering and giving meaning to what man has abandoned and treated as waste. When I immerse myself in the material, I try to extract content that has been hidden somewhere deep. The anthropological element is also essential. In matter, I am interested in its properties, as well as the trace of human presence left on it, which on the one hand is the creator of life, and on the other hand, produces products that are part of their own destruction. I use materials such as recycled sponge, recycled paper, honeycomb cardboard, agrotextile, jute rope, styrofoam, Bee wax and what will fall into my hands. In addition, an important place in my creative work is foundry in such materials as bronze, aluminum, and cast iron. It is thanks to this process that I am able to preserve or even protect the acquired materials from complete destruction.”

HARVESTING - Recycled paper, 0.6mm wide strips, maximum up to 4m. board OSB: 1,5x30x30 cm
ASPECT - Sponge recycled, hot glue, width 97 cm, variable dimensions
FREESTANDING - Sponge recycled, upholstery springs, 4 mirrors (50x50cm) (2x) 50x427x50 cm
CONSONANCE - Sponge recycled, hot glue, cord jute, variable dimensions

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Zephyra Vun

"How do we challenge our understanding of architecture + design as it relates to the self, process, and scale? Rooted in translating design ideas through more relatable conditions, my work imaginatively expresses architecture as a concept through the subjective context of visual art."

Union Bank Building - Acrylic paint and charcoal on canvas 37 x 37 in.

Zephyra Vun is the Founder of anARCHI design, a multi-disciplinary, solo art studio in Winnipeg, Canada participating in architecturally inspired art projects, live art performances, and curator of public art events and exhibitions. She is also the Executive Director of Design Quarter Winnipeg, an innovative initiative aimed at promoting authentic, local retail and design culture in Winnipeg, by curating a destination experience of our walkable downtown districts.

Vun received her Environmental Design Degree (2009) and Masters of Architecture Degree (2011) from the University of Manitoba. She is an ambassador for accessible art and design and strives to advocate inclusive public engagement with these creative disciplines. She maintains a strong presence in the fine arts field, exhibiting her work internationally as a member of International Contemporary Artist Curator as well as with representation by New York Art Productions.

Vun’s portfolio of artwork is always architecturally inspired. Her work emphasizes the importance of hand-crafted authenticity in today’s digital age and humanizing the creative process to preserve originality. Her work often discloses the creation process as a prominent feature. The notion of scale, and how our bodies participate in art and in architecture, is also very present in her work. As such, “the self” becomes a consistent point of origin across Vun’s portfolio.

As an architecture graduate, Vun possesses a solid understanding of the importance of hand-crafting and drawing. Vun believes the digital-dependency and declining relevancy of handcrafting in the contemporary arts and design industries not only negatively affects how art is perceived, putting little emphasis on the importance of genuine, humanized creation, but also conveys the process of design as more of a service than an art form. As such, Vun strives to intensively connect and immerse herself personally within every piece she creates.

Decimal - Acrylic paint, ink and charcoal on canvas 14 x 14 in.
Downtown - Acrylic paint on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Here Is The House - Pencil on paper 24 x 36 in.
346/348 Arbuthnot Street - Pencil on paper 20 x 40 in.

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Brigitte Kratochwill

"When I paint I embark on a journey into my subconscious. I integrate sensory experiences into the painting process. What emerges is a confrontation with something like a reflection of my soul. I search for suitable forms, structures, colours, hues/shades, and sensitive surfaces."

Verstecktes Juwel (Hidden Jewel) - Mixed media on paper 21 x 29 cm

Austrian Artist, Brigitte Kratochwill was a Music, Art, and German Language teacher in Salzburg until 1999. She led art projects for various institutions and became Headmistress of the Secondary Modern School Bürmoos, Salzburg (1999-2013). Kratochwill actively exhibits since 1988 in Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg and South Africa including at the Galerie Artroom 21, Galerie Merikon, Galerie Artlet, BOS – Berlin Open Studio, Galerie M Beck, Art.Fair Köln, Luxembourg Art Week, ART Innsbruck, Luxembourg Art Fair,  Galerie der Zülow Gruppe, Galerie ARTtime, ART MARKET Budapest, Galleria Spazio Libero 8,  Galleria Merlino, Galleria Mentano, and Klebelsberg Cultural Center.

Einklang (Harmony) - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Sand Strand Meer (Beach And Sea) - Acrylic and ink on canvas 30 x 30 cm
Ruhe (Quietude)- Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Verträumt (Dreamy) - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

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Aleksandr Shablyko

"I explore other worlds that sometimes manifest themselves in our world and influence it. My paintings are artifacts from expeditions to parallel dimensions. The works are united by a common concept, the interweaving of storylines and a geographical map."

Approach to the Core of Matter - Oil on MDF 50,5 x 51 cm

“Belarusian artist, Aleksandr Shablyko creates sublimely intricate tableaus which draw the viewer into complex parallel universes of mythical and transcendental aura. Brushstroke by brushstroke these painstakingly builts paths which invite us into the otherworldly and feast in a buoyancy of color and texture. A cohesive body of work,   Shablyko’s paintings are very recognizable and unique.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Evening Twinkle - Acrylic on MDF 52 x 42 cm
Dragon Road - Acrylic on canvas 45 x 60 cm
Under the Diamond-Shaped Moon - Oil on MDF 88 x 56,5 cm
The Ark and the Axis of World - Oil on MDF 50 x 80 cm

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Rina Suzuki

"​​As a poet expresses feelings in poetry, I reflect my thoughts in my artworks. Visual art has been an instrument that allows me to communicate with people. I sublimate private emotions, especially complex and suffocating feelings, into something stunning."

Lakeside - Acrylic 20 x 38 in.

Rina Suzuki was born in Taiwan and raised in Japan to a family of artists. She is currently attending a small liberal arts college and is in the process of earning a Degree in Visual & Performing Arts with an emphasis in Studio Art.

"Since I was a kid, my family encouraged me to be involved in designing their art products, and I was self-taught until I started studying art in the United States. My grandfather, who was a photographer/painter, influenced me to focus on water and water lilies. The knowledge I have gained as a college student, especially in psychology, has provided many inspirational ideas for my artworks.  In June 2018 two of my paintings were selected for an online art exhibition, “Water,” organized by Colors of Humanity Art Gallery."

Apples and an Orange - Oil 15 x 15 in.
Secret Garden - Acrylic 20 x 16 in.
The Bell Tower - Gouache 9 x 10 in.
Closure - Oil 24 x 20 in.

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Monica Lee

"My inspiration comes from photography. I like black and white photographs because of their classic quality. Thus, my drawings are in black and white. I like the idea of using something as simple as a pencil to create a piece of art. My style emphasizes the details and textures of the subject matter."

Kevin - Graphite 21 x 31 in.

Malaysian artist, Monica Lee (b. 1979) worked as a digital imaging artist for her father's advertising photography studio for 12 years. It wasn't until 2013 that she decided to pick up a pencil again, just for fun, quickly to realize that she still loved drawing. Quitting her job, she started her journey as a full-time artist.

Growing up appreciating photography, made the concept of photorealism appealing to her. Specializing in graphite pencils and charcoal, she works from a photograph, recreating what she sees and further exaggerating or emphasizing the details in her drawings. Through her works, she aims to portray the beauty of wildlife animals. In 2015, Monica was named one of 40 Under 40 winners by Perspective, Hong Kong's premier architecture and design magazine. And in 2016, she was the 1st Prize recipient in Realism Animal Category at the American Art Awards. Recently, she participated in a group exhibition “My Tiger Values: The Art of the Tiger” by Balai Seni Maybank.

Tigress and Her Bone - Graphite 21 x 31 in.
Cloudy - Graphite 21 x 31 in.
Majestic Beauty - Charcoal and graphite 35 x 51 in.
Hide and Seek - Charcoal and graphite 23.5 x 35.5 in.

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Mary Di Iorio

Untitled - Ceramics

Born in Itabirito, MG, Brazil, Mary Di Iorio began her life as a plastic artist in the spring of 1969, exhibiting at Galeria do Minas Tenis Clube - Salão Jovem. There followed more exhibitions, collective and individual and travel throughout the country and abroad. Mary Di Iorio collaborated in the formation of the Faculty of Arts, Federal University of Uberlândia - MG, where she was a teacher and Chair of the Department. She is the author of the book "Ceramics in Brazil: Systematization Bibliographic." and has been published in critical catalogs, magazines, books, newspapers etc.

Untitled - Ceramics
Untitled - Ceramics
Untitled - Ceramics
Untitled - Ceramics

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Eric Wiles Photography

"As a world traveler at an early age, the appreciation of natural beauty and the allure of man-made objects sparked my creative imagination. Photography allows me the opportunity to capture moments in time and share this expression of beauty through Still Life and Fine Art Imaging."

Winter Last Storm - B&W photograph

"Born in Chicago IL., USA amidst great architectural and old world surroundings, I groomed an eye for the beauty of art and the creativity of photography. Being a world traveler at an early age instilled the appreciation of the earth's beauty and the allure of man-made objects. This fascination is inspired by nature and very well-designed man-made objects, as nature to me is unparalleled in beauty, diversity, and design. As such I have had the opportunity to work with some of the world top commercial magazines and great art galleries in which I am truly grateful of."

“From hazy monuments and architectural constructions to intricate natural elements or landscapes, Eric Wiles captures the beauty of symmetry in uniquely balanced compositions which elevate natural or industrial design details into fine artworks. In black & white or bright color his images stand out for their clarity of perspective as well as a distinctive delicate feeling they communicate to the viewer.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Eindhoven - B&W photograph
The Rose - Color photograph
Golden Gate Fog - B&W photograph
Cactus - Color photograph

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