Adrian Bradbury

"I am interested in the re-presentation of the real through abstraction which allows different interpretations by the viewer. The root of the image may come from observation but equally, it can be a discourse between form, line, texture and colour."

Harbour Light - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm

English Artist, Adrian Bradbury holds a  BA Hons in Fine Art from West Surrey College of Art and Design and a Surrey Diploma in Photography from West Surrey College of Art and Design.

"Originally trained in Fine Art before becoming a professional photographer and digital illustrator/designer working for many international clients, and based in London, I have now moved onto developing my own personal artwork in greater depth, exploring abstraction through colour, line and form."

Traeth Newgale - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm
Traeth 4 - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm
Traeth 6 - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm
Grey Sea - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm

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Jose Luis Quinones

Contemporary artist's Jose Luis Quinones' passion for perfection and artistic ability combine for an exciting blend of dazzling colors and the illusion of a three-dimensional surface. His oversized paintings are shaped on the outer edge to conform to the object which enhances the idea of realism.

POP ART, ZERO CALORIES - Oil on canvas D. 52 in. $15,000

"I was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico and moved with my family to Ohio as a young child. My passion for realism lead me to pursue my career in fine art. I completed my Art Education at Cooper School of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

My oil paintings were originally based on a series of objects from my father’s small grocery store. I was fascinated with painting objects, and soon the backgrounds became unimportant to me, so I let the gallery walls serve that purpose. I shaped the canvas to fit the contour of the object involved.

Like Rosenquist, I had painted mural size billboards for an outdoor media company for many years. Constantly painting on such a large scale had influenced the size of my artwork. I found that size was a significant factor on the impact of the viewer. I was also captivated by the abstract quality of something so large when observed up close. My paintings are done in oils and hand brushed to look like it is created with an airbrush technique.

Recently, I am in the process of investigating paintings shaped in a circular format. I still strive for a three-dimensional feeling even though the painting is a flat surface.  My fascination with realism and the shaped canvas will enable me to envision many new and intriguing paintings. It will be interesting to see how far I can manipulate the shaped facade to create a two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional illusion of genuine excitement!"

EGGS IN THE ROUND - Acrylic on canvas D. 52 in. $18,000
CAMPBELL S TOMATO JUICE- Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. $18,000
SMASHED SCHMIDTZ - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 in. $23,000
DUBBLE BUBBLE - Oil on canvas D. 52 in. $15,000

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Kelly Marshall

Kelly Marshall is a San Diego-based abstract painter with a background in painting, printmaking, and art of the book. Her work is a reflection on her shared experience as an artist and educator. Kelly works in acrylic paint, found pages, collected bits, and materials sourced from student projects.

Photoinhibition Acrylic, charcoal on Arches paper 36 x 48 in.

Kelly Marshall’s upbringing in Southern California has shaped her work and perspectives.  She spent her childhood in her suburban San Diego neighborhood creating games and making countless messes.  In Art School, at San Diego State University, Kelly took her love of the art of mess-making to the next level and refined her eye with printmaking and artist books.  During this time, Kelly was awarded a grant to study the art and cultural heritage of Japan with fellow members of the art department at SDSU.  After a near 20 year career as a teacher and owner of Color, Construct, Create Studios, her full-inclusion children’s art school, Kelly has returned to her passion for process and intentional mess as an abstract painter.  Her social practice of teaching art to children and adolescents with disabilities has informed her visual language. Kelly has won awards, participated in several group shows, and currently displays her art in regional galleries. 

  

"The artwork I produce is a reflection on my shared experience as an artist and educator. Teaching deepens my understanding of the human condition and painting is my avenue of expression. After almost 20 years of working with children with special needs, I have honed my urgent commitment to thinking about and making art with people who move and think differently. My artwork juxtaposes these conflicts through beauty and delicacy of light as well as the harmony of colors. Each painting begins with bold colors and is layered, scraped, built, and deconstructed through neutrals and additive negative space. Hidden colors and implied shapes contemplate the relationships in nature, structures in organic matter, and subtle nods to the return of the 19th century in our current societal dysfunction. I work in acrylic paint, found pages, collected bits, and materials sourced from student projects. Each painting is deliberate, organic, intuitive, and a reflection of my social practice."

Corraline - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
The Populated Sun - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Lady's Slipper - Acrylic, collage on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Peacock Begonia - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

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K.A. Letts

“My work looks both forward and back in time. I describe the present Anthropocene age by referencing myths and stories from our shared cultural history, in order to imagine our trans-human future, where all of nature is touched by humans and all humans are touched by technology.”

Dreamer, 2019 - Acrylic on dibond 36 x 48 in.

K.A. Letts is a working artist (http://kalettsart.com) and art blogger (http://rustbeltarts.com) based in Detroit, MI. She brings an unusual skillset from her background in set and costume design for the theater to her richly detailed and strongly narrative drawings and paintings.

Three Angels and A Harpy, 2019 - Acrylic on paper 38 x 50 in.
The Wolf and the Cassowary, 2019 - Acrylic on paper 24 x 18 in.
La Chasse Galerie (Tales of Detroit), 2017 - 50 x 38 in.
Odd Couple, 2019 - Acrylic on dibond, applique 24 x 18 in.

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Weiting Wei

"In my work, the paper lotus is inspired by the lotus pods without seeds. It brings forth a feeling of being left out. These empty lotus pods reference my experience with postnatal depression. My sculpture uses traditional elements to explore very personal, yet universal, experiences of motherhood."

Incision 3 - Print paper and wax 10 x 10 in. (11 pieces)

Weiting Wei (b. 1984, FuJian China) received her MFA in Visual Art from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2018. She is a multimedia artist creating works out of paper, wax, clay, and soap. Her sculptural work uses traditional elements to explore very personal, yet universal, experiences of motherhood. The lotus is used as a central theme to represent humanity. In Chinese culture, the lotus symbolises perfection, and ultimate purity of the heart and mind because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Weiting creates numerous works that feature the lotus in different states to express this lifecycle and the beautiful struggles we experience as we grow.

Be A Light Sleeper - White Porcelain 12 x 12 in.
Embrace - White Porcelain 5 x 9 in. and 5.5 x 11 in.
Lotus.Baby - White Porcelain 4 x 4 x 7 in.
Incision 1 - News print paper and wax 14 x 42 in., 12 42 in. and 10 x 42 in.

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Susanne Lyoubi-Burk

"For me, ICM technology is a means of expression in photography. The intentional movement of the camera often results in exciting "painterly" effects. A detachment from the form and color of the representational motif fascinates me and allows for a broader artistic interpretation."

Building with Red Bow - Photograph 6000 x 4000 px

Self-taught, German contemporary artist, Susanne Lyoubi-Burk has been intensively engaged with abstract photography (ICM) since 2017. She is a member of Kunst International, Stuttgart e.V. Check the artist's website for a detailed list of exhibitions.

Hamburg Elbarkaden I - Photograph 3000 x 4500 px
Reflections II - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px
Brookfield Place - Photograph 4000 x 6000 px
Hamburg Hafencity II - Photograph 4000 x 6000 px

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Atom Hovhanesyan

After refining and continuing to develop the post divisionist technique by painting not so much in a narrative sense, Atom painted bits and pieces of thoughts or emotions/memories, at times incidental, at times directed consciously, unified in one mood or an atmosphere.

Sleeping Venus (Study After Giorgione) - Oil on canvas 30 x 48 in.

Atom Hovhanesyan was a New York-based artist working in oil and ink. Atom lived a life not many would understand. To this day, his family and friends still don't understand the struggles and depression he faced for nearly the past decade, but his art speaks volumes. In his abstract works, Atom's goal was to create a unified atmosphere and sense of luminosity. Bits and pieces of forms from memory were utilized as building blocks for constructing the composition. Atom was trying to create a  complex space compelling enough to act as a point of departure while retaining the often accidental mystery and painted energy.

As a faithful and respectful learner, Atom loved traditional media and ground his own colors. He committed a colossal dedication to his art, beyond any imaginable passion or love. Sometimes spending 72 hours nonstop working on a painting or drawing, Atom unintentionally, or maybe subconsciously even, created a unique and unprecedented style and technique in post divisionism and ink drawings never observed before.

Atom's own statement about his art: "The goal here is to utilize the whole surface of the support, challenging the viewer's perception of negative space. Essentially divisionist, the figure/composition is woven into the fabric of the plane and the space warps into the figure. In the painting process, repetitive, almost automatic, application of the cross-hatched lines allow the subconscious the opportunity to direct the composition. There is a tension between the desire to hide vs. the need to reveal, conflicting within the human mind. As far as drawings, I worked with ink with the same approach, because of the fine lines unique to this medium and the texture that arises from multiple built-up layers of cross-hatched lines, allowed me to focus on light and texture and the feel of the drawing ended up being quite different from the paintings."

MG - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
Burlington Cartoon (Study After Leonardo) - Ballpoint pen on paper 30 x 22 x 1 in.
Untitled - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.
Portrait of Annie Clark - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.

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Newel Hunter

"I'm fascinated with the idea of exposing what can't be seen, what's underneath it all; the history, the story, the abstract and random image. And while some of my work is very precise and structured, I revel in the unfixed nature of things. Imperfections are so much more interesting."

Nick of Time - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

"I rarely know what I'm going to paint beforehand, choosing to let my subconscious direct the work and guide my hand, allowing chance to play an important role in shaping the final product."

Newel Hunter is an award-winning American artist who has developed a dynamic style of painting crafted around action, drama, and vitality.  His stated ambition is to create a body of work where, "ideas, discovery and surprise reign supreme." And in doing so, he skirts the boundaries between realism and abstract, fiction and fact. Every image is a whole body exercise in storytelling.

Hunter is proud to be one of only 44 international artists featured in Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century. At 240 pages, this coffee table-sized book is the definitive volume on the role of chance in contemporary fine art. He has exhibited globally, and his artwork is in the private collections of many international collectors.

Whistle Stop - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Dancing In The Dark - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Quitting While I'm A Head - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Homecoming 2 - Acrylic on canvas panel 16 x 20 in.

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Francesca Falli

"In my art, there is an exercise in thought that blends with visual communication. I love new digital techniques, even if for me the computer is only a mean; the ideas come first in my mind. I combine technology and painting techniques inspired by Pop Art."

JE SUI POLLOK - Digital media, acrylic, mirror 80 x 80 cm

Francesca Falli began painting as a child, under the guidance of her maternal grandfather, and made arts her professional sphere. She studied at the Art Institute, the European Institute of Design and the Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1983 she began her career as a freelance graphic designer, carrying out graphic projects for public bodies and private companies, while she devoted herself to painting. In 2010, she began working with digital techniques. She is the creator of numerous editorial-artistic publications: in 2000 she designed and created the "International Peace Prize" assigned to the Holy Father Pope John Paul II. In the 90s, she attended the studio of Fabio Mauri.

Falli's works are exhibited in several contemporary art museums and she has received prizes and awards in Italy and abroad. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Contemporary Landscape. She exhibited her "Pollage" in the large galleries section of the main Italian contemporary art fairs alongside the works Warhol, Festa, Angeli, and Schifano. She is documented within the Catalog of Modern Art Mondadori and the Atlas of Art de Agostini. Falli exhibited her "PollArte" at Palazzo Albrizzi Capello to coincide with the review of the Guatemala Pavilion, present at the 16th Venice Biennale.

Her attitude to experimentation has pushed her towards the creation of an innovative mode of "artistic work" in which painting and decoration are contaminated with the possibilities of new digital techniques. Continuous research has led her to the production of "Pollage" which are gaining interest from critics and historians and are spreading in the world of collectors. The chaotic, distorted and emphasized landscapes we find in her mirrored artworks are an expression of the mental and visual chaos caused by the earthquake that struck her city in 2009.

ALLARME POLLO - Digital media, print, acrylic, mirror 100 x 100 cm
I'AM - Digital media, print, acrylic, mirror 75 x 95 cm
VAN COC - Digital collage, spray, aluminum 70 x 90 cm
POLL GAUGUIN - Digital collage, acrylics, print, pictorial canvas 70 x 90 cm

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Mathieu Nozieres

"I'm inspired by humanity and its various cultures. Through my artworks, I aim to create a bridge between the past, the present, and hopefully, the future."

Boy On Horse - Acrylic on canvas 180 x 200 cm

"Mathieu Nozieres was born in Grenoble, France in 1988. Growing up as a free-spirited and inquisitive individual, Mathieu soon discovered his love for comic arts and drawing. For him, the most interesting way to spend his time was observing and experiencing the world - telling stories, through his drawing.

Graduating from the St. Lucas School of Arts in Belgium at a young age, and armed with a basic comics drawing background, Mathieu then pursued and graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) in Belgium in 2012.

His oil paintings developed around a deep interest he has for humankind and the world; his topics often feature protagonists accompanied by a horse or a bird, symbolizing a certain kind of freedom that surges within our desires. Mathieu's artworks are often inspired by Jean Giraud (comics), Rubens, Delacroix and Géricault (painting) and Rimbaud (poetry.) Combined with a certain sense for contemporary themes, Mathieu has cherished the opportunity to bring forward the lust for the co-existence between past and present, imbuing a lingering continuity in his artworks.

Mathieu has also begun to specialize his art experience and culture by teaching European art across countries like China, Belgium, France, and Morocco for the last five years. His extensive travel has enriched his creative viewpoint and experiences, extending his main field of exploration, reflection, and experimentation in his artworks.

Mathieu's paintings have been selected for showcase throughout France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, England, The Netherlands, and China, including his solo exhibition “Nouvelles Peintures” in La Louve Gallery, Belgium, Mobil'Art 2019, 9th Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Belgium, Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Charron, Germany. His works also have won several awards, like the Artslant 2017 showcase (1st place), Nominee of the Louis Schmidt painting prize 2018 and Nominee of the Montaigne prize 2017, Culture category."

- Written by Ashling Aileron, 2019

Man Listening To The Wind - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
The Night - Acrylic on canvas 200 x 180 cm
The Door - Oil on canvas 205 x 195 cm
The Escape - Oil on wood 15 x 19 cm

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