Edith Jung

"My works are seen as a creative exploration of internal worlds where archaic and yet timeless ciphers of magic, sacred character arise. I developed the technique on my own, the glossy colors have an atmospheric quality that allows one´s gaze to relax, as if looking far into the distance."

Beyond Blue - Mixed media on wood 115 x 85 cm

German Artist, Edith Jung was born in Karlsruhe and studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. After completing her studies she completed a 6-month-long artist residency at Villa Massimo, Rome which was a significant experience that would greatly inspire Edith career. Her artwork has been exhibited across Germany, in Switzerland, Italy and the United States and is collected internationally.

White Shadow - Mixed media on wood 115 x 85 cm
Legend - Mixed media on wood 120 x 110 cm
In Visible Silence - Mixed media on wood 115 x 85 cm
Eye In The Sky - Mixed media on wood 120 x 110 cm

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Stephen Spiller

"The acrimony in United States politics is appalling. Social, political, and cultural practices shape our lives. Our government is polarizing the electorate and emasculating our country. Who we are as individuals, and collectively as a nation, is reflected by our decisions and actions."

My Husband Is Waiting - Archival Pigment Print 10 x 23 in.

American Artist, Stephen Spiller lives and works in New York City.

"I’m self-taught and focus on social, cultural and political issues. I photograph mostly on instinct and aspire to understand the unconscious underpinnings of behavior. Examples of subjects that interest me, include beauty, fashion, prostitution, aging, gender, rape, misogyny, politics, etc. I think social change happens when people make connections that previously didn’t exist. Change starts even with one person when stunned by a moment of “A-HA”. Art creates such moments."

Spiller is a founding member of FotoNostrum, Barcelona, Spain’s largest photography gallery and has exhibited more than 75 times in the USA and international museums and galleries including The National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Thessaloniki, Greece and recently at the National Art Center of Tokyo, Japan. Nine of his images were recently published in FotoNostrum Magazine, Issue #1, April 30, 2020, accompanied by an in-depth interview.

Man With Portrait - Archival Pigment Print 10 x 25.25 in.
My Family Comes Here Every Summer - Archival Pigment Print 10 x 20 in.
They Stole The Money - Archival Pigment Print 10 x 23 in.
COVID HOAX - Archival Pigment Print 10 x 24.25 in.

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Witold Śliwiński

"I seek inspiration in the things that get my attention and admiration. New ideas come to my mind during my trips. The Concept consists of the Inspiration and the Idea. The sculptures need to be well thought through and they need to be clean and neat as calligraphy. Every piece is carefully planned."

Molecule - Glass 435 x 170 x 395 mm

Polish sculptor Witold Śliwiński, began his career as an artist with drawing and graphics as well as designing company logos, arrangements and visual displays. Śliwiński continued with the design and the production of artistic and applied works in leather. Since 1996 he has been working with glass, creating works which bear the characteristics of both applied and unique forms.

"Glass is a strange substance. It is a very demanding material which requires the artist’s complete focus, coupled with an extensive knowledge and high level of expertise," he describes.

Śliwiński is a member of the Polish Union of Painters and Sculptors (Polish Applied Art) in Warsaw.

The results of his  Śliwiński's practice are the culmination of his wealth of experience, creative maturity, and the passion for experimentation, combined with courage and risk-taking, to bring about new and innovative creations. That is because glass, irrespective of the way it is manufactured and processed, will always remain the "sui generis," or a "magic material."'

 

Selected Individual Exhibits

2020 - Rzeszow, Artistic Exhibitions Agency - “Art Glass”

2019 - Königswinter, Germany, Continuum Gallery – “GLASS & MECHANICS”

2018 - Lodz, Galery Re:Medium – “LUMINATIONS”

2018 - USA, ILLINOIS - Lakeside Arts Park At The Dole – “GLASS SCULPTURE FROM POLAND”

2017 - Cracow, Lipowa 3 Gallery, Glass and Ceramics Centre – “COMPILATIONS”

2017 - Addison (Chicago), Addison Center for the Arts – “COMPILATIONS II”

2015 - Versus Gallery exhibition, Wrocław ‒ at the European Festival of Glass – “SEX MACHINE”

 

Selected Collective Exhibits

2019 - England, South West Academy - Exeter Castle

2019 - Netherlands, Baarn – FINE Art & Antiques Fair in the castle Kasteel Groeneveld

2018 - Italy, Roma - 28 Piazza di Pietra - Fine Art Gallery - Final exhibition of "Malamegi Lab 10" competition.

2018 - Holandia, Epe - Galerie de Aventurijn – „WINTER at the 15th. Anniversary”

2018 - United States – OHIO, Columbus, “Downtown Art Sunday” – Hawk Galleries

Surprise Egg - Glass and aluminum 140 x 80 x 200 mm
EF - Glass 300 x 40 x 155 mm
Time machine - Glass, brass, steel and aluminum 380 x 60 x 280 mm
Pregnant - Glass 180 x 40 x 300 mm

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Catherine Guinot

"Color is my golden thread, my main tool. Then comes expression, experimentation, pictorial exploration. I search, everything inspires me, photos, travels, sensations, emotions, conversations. One pictorial experience leads to the next, just as in tracing a path of life. I seek for beauty everywhere.."

RECONNEXION - Oil on linen canvas 195 x 114 cm

French-Canadian Artist, Catherine Guinot currently lives and works in Paris, France. She studied Interior Architecture and Textile Design, and describes "an atypical path marked by pictorial and digital experiments. I work in many mutually-enriching fields, ranging from design, textile, graphics, 3D and 3D printing to painting, drawing, etc., moving from one to the other in a fluid, natural way."

Guinot's work has been exhibited internationally and she is represented by several galleries.

"I discovered felt-tip pens when I was two years old: a revelation! They have never left me since. Since then, my toolbox has expanded considerably. Pictorial practice gradually became an essential part of my life; more than a means of expression, it’s almost a necessity!

Everything interests and inspires me: sensations, emotions, conversations, memories, dreams, press articles, a word, a book, a photo, a poster, an exhibition, a conference, a trip, a nature getaway, a multitude of subjects... Of course, in this WHOLE, there is a direction; my senses, my mind, my soul are wired to capture what especially moves me, with a predilection for nature and its beauty. If we only pay attention, beauty and harmony are all around us, sometimes well hidden and yet...

Colour is my golden thread, my main tool. Imagination and fantasy are part of the process. Then comes expression, experimentation, exploration... My quest."

Guinot holds a Master’s in Textile Design from ENSAD, Fine Arts school in Paris - Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs and a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from ENSAAMA, Fine Arts school in Paris - Ecole Nationale des Arts Appliqués et Métiers d'Art, Olivier de Serres.

FOCUS - Acrylic ink on Arches fine art paper 76 x 56 cm
LA PART DU REVE - Oil on linen canvas 80 x 80 cm
THE MAJESTIC - Acrylic ink on Arches fine art paper 102,6 x 66,4 cm
VIBRAL - Oil on linen canvas Diameter 80 cm

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Carolyn Adams

"For years I have studied and experimented with the Imprimatura technique of the Old Masters. As an artist, I am concerned with the concepts of space and its relationship to the extremities of chiaroscuro and color intensity. I use this technique to achieve the desired results in my artwork."

Enlightenment - Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.

American artist, Carolyn Adams graduated from the Southeastern Louisiana University and then began a career in advertising but also worked in other fields. She finally decided to fully dedicate her time and energy to fine art, consequently moving to Europe where she lived and painted for 20 years. Exposure to European culture "has had a tremendous influence on my life and work as an artist."

While living in Europe, Carolyn Adams had several solo exhibits and participated in a number of group shows. Upon returning to the United States she was unable to financially survive as an artist which led her to return to work and only paint when she had the time and inspiration.

Apple Composition Study # 1 - Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.

In her own words: "Upon retiring, I once again fully devoted myself to art. There has been a long period of time between past exhibitions and my present achievements. However, I feel my artwork now reflects my growth as an artist as I continue my career.

I feel that my age should not be a deterrent. I'm strong and healthy and I paint every day. I usually work on a series of 10 paintings at a time. First building up each painting, and then completing them with a glazing process (10 to 20 layers) I've developed over the years I apply this process to both my oil and acrylic paintings. Recently I have been working more in acrylics and exploring this medium's possibilities. 

As an artist, I strive to find a statement of harmony and awareness. I am always searching for integrity in my art as I seek a balance between craftsmanship and spirituality."

The Way - Acrylic on canvas 23 x 27 in.
Traveler - Acrylic on canvas 12 x 13 in.
Still Life With Apple - Oil on canvas 20 x 28 in.
Apple Composition Study # 2 - Oil on canvas 24 x 27 in.
Oracle - Acrylic on canvas 23 x 28 in.
Voyager - Oil on canvas 26 x 28 in.
Reflections - Oil on canvas 24 x 28 in.
Still Life With Vase - Oil on canvas 26 x 26 in.

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Stefanie Schairer

"My proving ground I do find in painting, installation and performance/interaction in public space.
In my work, I am exploring and playing with different types of paint, colors, forms patterns and materials. My inspiration to play comes from observing human interactions and behaviors."

Cannot Believe - Acrylic, pencil on Yupo paper 28 x 35,5 cm

"I am an artist who lives and works in Berlin, Germany. My background is art therapy (MA) and social work. I have participated in national and international exhibitions, primarily in Germany and the United States during the last 14 years. I frequently collaborate with other artists on projects. These projects include "Please continue" (painting) with David Hage (USA) and Tuomo Heikkinen (Finland) and 2011 with Michael Adams (Zürich) "The barrel" adapted to the work of Caspar David Friedrich. From 2012 to 2013 JJ&SS – collaboration with Jana Jacob (Berlin). From 2015 to now collaboration with Sarah Valerie, NYC. For ten years I have been developing installations/happenings/interactions in public space.”

 

Publications and Awards

2018, Something in between, https://www.naturestudies.net/single-post/2018/08/01/Something-Inbetween

2016, WALK WITH THE ARTIST, catalogue

2015, Catalogue, NEUE SINNLICHKEIT“, Magdeburg

2014, WETTBÜRO#3, performance, http://wettbuero.tumblr.com

2013, “BLIND DATE”, http://www.artandtours.com/walk-with-stefanie-schairer/,

2012, LIMITED sketchbook project, NYC – The Arthouse Project,

2011, artist of the month June for interaction in public space, berlinerpool. Berlin

 

Galleries

collaboration with gallery104, NYC

https://gallery104.com/search?q=Stefanie+Schairer

LIFE, Seoul, South Korea

http://www.gallerylife.co.kr/artists26.html

 

Select Shows

2019 - Artspring, Berlin, open studio

2018 - Kap-HOORN ART for Contemporary Art, group show, Bremen, Germany

2017 - “Something in between” show with Jung In Kim, gallery LIFE, Seoul

2016 - “It is a long trip – you will have to be patient!”, project and show with Sarah Valeri (NYC) in NYC and Berlin

2015 - NEUE SINNLICHKEIT  Festival in a former prison, “There is more than one”, interactive installation, group show, Magdeburg, Germany

“It is a long trip – you will have to be patient!”, project with Sarah Valerie, NYC, show in Berlin

2014 - “Open HOUSE”, Group show in NYC

Hullabaloo 3, 2017 - Acrylic on translucent Yupo paper 58 x 89 cm
Landscape VII, 2020 - Acrylic, pencil on translucent Yupo paper 28 x 35,5 cm
Hullabaloo 2, 2017 - Acrylic, pencil on Yupo paper 89 x 58 cm
Landscape VIII, 2020 - Acrylic on translucent Yupo paper 28 x 35,5 cm

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Antoine Dutilh

"My work is evolving towards creating scenes that subtly exaggerate reality. Patience is really important to me in art, it clearly shows when someone puts thought and time into a piece; Jeremy Geddes is the perfect example of this, I really admire his work."

The Boy and the Sparrows - Digital painting 777 x 855 mm

"I’m a French-born, British raised artist, currently residing in Moscow. I tend to focus on hyperrealism with my work, attempting to break the wall between traditional painting and digital, merging mediums to form a new, modern, twist on classic portraiture and landscapes. Transitioning to digital gave me new challenges to overcome, and opportunities to find new inspiration in the work that I produce, without being limited by my medium. I’ve adopted the look of paints in respects to the traditional fine art medium, to form a unique relationship between old and new."

Olya - Digital painting 840 x 1006 mm
Flutter - Digital Portrait 840 x 1188 mm
Em - Digital painting 840 x 1094 mm
Melu - Digital painting 840 x 1188 mm

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Henrik Saar

"To make my art be a picture of the time I'm a part of. That each of my artworks as a two-edged sword cuts a piece of myself and the world that made me. The rose with its thorns is my trademark. It's loaded with passion and suffering, beauty, and pain just like my life, just like my art."

There Is Something About Everything - Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm

Danish painter, Henrik Saar is a recognized and highly awarded international master artist since 2010, and winner of the Medusa Aurea contest as the best painter at the International Academy of Modern Arts in Rome 2019.

Saar sees himself as a lifetime artist, from the very beginning expressing himself in sketches and poems. "I'm an artist!” he describes after what occurred in 1989 after a night of dreaming about himself lying naked on the deck of a ship in stormy weather, instinctively trying to reach a transformer station placed in the front of the boat in a high sea. A life-changing dream that still is like inner energy in the art of Henrik Saar.

“Transformationalism,” is a word he often uses to describe his artwork.

Aiming at making each picture a reflection of both societal change and personal thoughts; a mix that essentially describes his practice, Saar feels dedicated to express this metamorphosis through his oil paintings.

Saar paints with the same three oil-colors plus black and white and enjoys the challenge of producing something surprising and different every time. Each picture makes him feel like a visual wizard while creating it because each one is filled up with so much unspoken content, which may be even more real than what you could put in words. Very often, he creates images of what is happening tomorrow, and that's part of the visual wizard thing: "Painting has a genie effect."

The greatest inspirations for Henrik Saar have been Salvador Dali, Symbolism, Kirkeby, Van Gogh, and Munch.

Halabja - Oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm
Learning to Fly - Oil on canvas 120 x 85 cm
Don't Kill The World - Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm
Angel Station - Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm

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Angie Shanahan

"Inspiration: Landscape with traces of human culture/history, finding plain common objects and seeing an aesthetic in them. That particular water-defined place between land and sea, the coast and islands. Often water acts as a unifying theme in my work; ideas of displacement and metamorphosis."

When the Tide Went Out - Acrylic on canvas/board 82 x 102 cm

Angie Shanahan is a visual artist working in a narrative style. As a young graduate from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, she won a Taylor Bequest Award for Painting, a Vision Award adjudicated by Dr. James White the former Director of the National Gallery, Ireland. In 2011 Ciall11 awarded Shanahan a Painting award for "Sense of Place." Angie is also a recipient of many Council Awards. She is a director and a studio member at Backwater Artists Group, Cork as well as retains memberships in Member Cork Printmakers, Visual Artists Ireland & NIVAL, National College of Art and Design: Sub-editor, Cork Cook Book Project.

Angie has been inspired by some of Ireland's top writers such as poet WB Yeats and has collaborated with poets, Derek Mahon and William Wall. She is largely influenced by artist, writer and cartographer Tim Robinson.

Visitation - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
Boatyard Shack - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Dune Tent - Acrylic on gesso board 30 x 46 cm
Road to the Sea - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm

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Gerard Huber

"My strategy is to employ beauty as a subversive instrument of seduction, a peacefully sensual way of drawing the viewer into a space that challenges heteronormative assumptions of male competition, and which demonstrates that same-sex relationships are wholesome, healthy and life-affirming."

Classical Figures X - Sub Rosa

Gerard Huber was born October 2, 1949, in Waterloo, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking, 1971. Following completion of undergraduate studies, Huber studied Figure Drawing and Contemporary Theology at the University of Notre Dame, 1971, and participated in the Blossom-Kent Art Program at Kent State University, 1973. Huber earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1975, studying with George Ortman. 

In 1994 Huber received a Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting. He has been a Resident Fellow at The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont (2008); twice at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia (1987, 1988); and once at the Cummington Community of Art, Cummington, Massachusetts (1988). Huber has been a Visiting Artist/Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, 2013 and 2015.

Huber’s airbrushed acrylic paintings have been exhibited in more than 60 exhibitions including the Joslyn Museum of Art, Omaha, Nebraska; the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY; the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; and many others. His paintings are represented by the Lizardi/Harp Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

Huber is a tenured professor in the Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas (formerly East Texas State University).

His studio is located at 3500 Oak Lawn Avenue, #275 Dallas, Texas 75219

www.gerardhuber.com

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“Gorgeously painted voluptuous male figures are the protagonists in Gerard Huber's mesmerizing compositions. Perfectly rendered in a classical style the works bring Grecian ideals of beauty into a contemporary context.

In "Reflection I" Huber's own David is depicted among a variety of symbolic motifs cunningly placed to make it impossible for the viewer to evade the narrative.

Often literally in conversation with ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, the nude characters display a tenderness that comes in contrast with taboo expectations and stereotypic assumptions surrounding what it means to be a strong man. The brawny figures with every muscle and vain painted in exhaustive detail come to contrast with their gentle gestures and tranquil poses. These complex characters manage to exude power from their vulnerability as they seem comfortable and resolved with the combination of strength, power, softness, and emotionality they simultaneously represent.

What is significant in Huber's work is not his extraordinary capacity for realism but more importantly his ability to think and create in a post-modern context where the pieces become mesmerizing for the multiplicity and complexity of the content they evoke whether that is a conversation on art itself, on sexuality or the strong man etiquette.”

- Circle Foundation for the Arts, Director

Reflections I
Classical Figures II - Amplexus Aeternus
Classical Figures XI - Invidere
Classical Figures XII - Equa Noctis

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