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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Andras Mengyan

"I’m working with  “VISUAL SPACE POLYPHONY” (SIMULTANEOUS SPACE VISION.) in two and more than two dimensions. “Visual Space Polyphony” means independent events that happen in space and time simultaneously and subsequently, and articulate together consonance and/or dissonance."

Interactions I, Acrylic on canvas 250 x 200 cm
17D (Seventeen Dimensional) Twin Space, String, PVC Tubes, UV Light 360 x 270 x 180 cm
Sound Garden, Painted aluminum and plastic, sensors, sound generators, UV Light 540 x 300 x 260 cm
The City (Lights At Night), Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90 cm
Traveling Of Light, Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

"In order to make my ideas and artworks easier to understand, let’s take an imaginary walk through an imaginary town. On our walk, we experience innumerable things simultaneously. Traffic streams by, people pass us, birds fly overhead, tantalizing smells waft from a bakery shop, the grinding of gears annoys us as we nibble a croissant. As we walk the streets, a great diversity of stimuli bombards us, imparting an overall impression of the town.

How do we arrive at an overall idea of something complex—like this town—that we never seen completely and in the same moment? What kinds of mechanisms create for us a personal, subjective impression? And going a step further, we can even imagine—fiction today, but possible to envision given current technology—that the entire town and all its contents and events are transparent, like an image generated by a CT or PET/CT scanner. The image we see might appear chaotic and unpredictable; however, we can take it in and make sense of it more or less.

Such observations motivated me to investigate three questions:

a. How is it possible to grasp the experience of a simultaneously perceived environment in its many layers, integrating perceptions over time, to reflect changes in the environment?   b. Is there is any way to record this type of experience visually?   c.  Is a three-dimensional structure appropriate to do this?

As we know, perception is a highly complex process. During our walk around town, all of our senses were active and simultaneously registered the events around us. Since our environment was constantly changing and we ourselves were in motion, we perceived large numbers of simultaneous stimuli again and again. We required thousands of such sequences to form an overview of the town. We were able to perceive our surroundings holistically because our brains integrated our perceptions—both simultaneous and sequential—and filled in missing information.

These observations about perception led me to a kind of visual solution in my work, which I refer to as “POLYPHONIC VISUAL SPACE” or “Simultaneous Spatial View.” For me, “POLYPHONIC VISUAL SPACE” means the harmonization, both simultaneously and in sequence, of events taking place in space, often independent of one other. I searched for terms to help me visualize solutions, for example stereometric, simultaneity, transparency, segmentation, multidimensionality, multiple viewpoints, layering and new technologies. These ideas expressed visually are present in all of my works either singly or in combination. The “Programmable Laser bonfire” displayed in the Kinetica Anniversary Show titled ‘The Thin Veil’ show only one example what I described above." 


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Karin Ryan

"Ever since I could hold a pencil in my hand I have doodled, scribbled, drawn and sketched. It is an obsession that has never left me, and I feel most comfortable in my skin when I create something beautiful when I am in touch with my imagination and emotions."

A Blanket of A Blanket of Peace descends upon the Earth - Etching 10 x 14 cm

"Ever since I could hold a pencil in my hand I have doodled, scribbled, drawn and sketched. It is an obsession that has never left me, and I feel most comfortable in my skin when I create something beautiful when I am in touch with my imagination and emotions. For many years now I have painted naïve pictures which are not governed by the rules which realistic artists are bound by. In them I try to capture everyday, ordinary life, gardening, hanging out washing etc. and to depict the beautiful countryside that I was lucky enough to live in. I find great comfort in nature - it lifts my spirits. I try to cheer people up and remind them of the simple pleasures of just existing. My other great obsession is drawing lines and minute details; etching has allowed me to indulge shamelessly in this activity."

Karin Ryan is a self-taught artist from German, now living in Australia.

Falling...in Love - Hand-coloured etching 11 x 14.5 cm
Afraid of the Dark II - Etching 18.3 x 24.6 cm
Ex Tenebris Out of the Darkness - Etching 14.8 x 22 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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Haimi Fenichel

"In my studio I pursue an uncompromising search for new connections, concocting one-of-a-kind artworks out of common materials. I am particularly interested in the latter, for each material has its own cultural and local memory, and is part of a frame of reference and field of associations."

Passive-Aggressive - Autoclaved-aerated-concrete (Ytong) carving 45x10x5 cm

Haimi Fenichel is a 2002 graduate of the Department of Ceramics and Glass Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. An acclaimed contemporary Israeli sculptor, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including First Prize at the Alix de Rothschild Competition by the Israel Crafts Foundation (2005); the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture’s Young Artist Award (2007); First Prize at the All About Him Competition, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia (2008); and the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture’s Encouragement Award (2014), Encouragement of Creativity Prize of Israel Discount Bank and Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize (2017). Fenichel has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Israel and Europe. His works are held in numerous public collections, including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Collection; the Yona Fischer Collection, Ashdod Art Museum; and the Israel Discount Bank Collection.

Fenichel produces finely detailed objects in diverse materials, applying elaborate techniques and technologies. His complex, refined sculptures are informed by the forms, styles, and materials of early modernist architecture in Israel. He employs construction materials prevalent in Israeli interiors and urban settings, such as sand, concrete, and terrazzo. In doing so, he celebrates the paucity of the local building materials, which have come to represent a lost ethos of moderation and simplicity. Images of national construction are employed by Fenichel to render metaphoric images of masculinity and strength, which, paradoxically, are expressed in delicate, poetic lines.

Preparations for End of Year Party - Hollow cement casting 140x280x180 cm $64,200
Complex 1 - Autoclaved-aerated-concrete (Ytong) carving 90x25x20 cm $52,500
Terrazzo - Handmade terrazzo casting 165x65x15 cm $25,000
Home-Box - Autoclaved-aerated-concrete (Ytong) carving 30x30x30 cm

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Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

"I was very interested in painting from an early age. Therefore, the painting of such great masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Verrocchio, Brueghel, Bosch, Raphael, Rembrandt, had a huge impact on my style of photography."

Motherhood - Photograph 6321 x 6528px, $900

Born in Kazakhstan, Svetlana Melik-Nubarova studied music and painting starting at a young age. She graduated the Kazakh National Conservatory, as a pianist and later received a Psychology education in Novosibirsk (Russia). She has been in many exhibits and won international awards including solo shows in Almaty, a Gold Metal in Trienberg (Linz, Austria), Finalist Award for the Cliftons Art Prize 2017, a Gold Award at 2018 Paris Photo Prize and many more accolades.

"Seven years ago I've got carried away with photography.  I prefer the genre of portraiture. Passion for painting has a great influence on my photography."

Portrait - Photograph 4899 x 5832 px, $800
Dreams - Photograph 6404 x 8529px, $900
Gold Fish - Photograph 5640 x 8009px, $900
Angel - Photograph 6054 x 7800px, $900

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Cynthia Fleischmann

“My 'bodypaintography' has been an exploration of connecting humans visually into their environments, similar to how animals relate to their spaces using matching spots, stripes or colors. All models are naked to celebrate the body, and red hands are my signature, representing aspects of humanity.”

Burning Man; Ashes to Ashes; Dust to Dust NV, 2014 - Edition of 4 15 x 23 in. $1,400

Cynthia Fleischmann calls herself a 'bodypaintographer.' Her artform, 'bodypaintography', incorporates a person into their surroundings by her painting directly onto their body and photographing the resulting dialogue between the person(s) and place. Painted red palms are her signature, symbolizing humanity.

Cynthia is a Miami-based artist who grew up in Küsnacht, ZH, Switzerland and Dover, MA, USA. She earned her BA in Painting from the University of Miami in 2010 and continued with a full scholarship and Teacher's Assistant position to attain her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014 and has continued her career as an artist.

In October 2015, Cynthia was hit by a car while riding her motorcycle on the highway and lost her right leg above the knee. Recovery has been a process, but she is grateful to be alive and continues to do her 'bodypaintography' artwork wherever she goes (luckily she still has her hands).

Cynthia’s 'bodypaintography' photographs have been exhibited in Miami Florida at the Lowe Art Museum, The Coral Gables Museum, The Wynwood Building, GAB Studio, in Switzerland at ArtSpace (Luzern) and the Galerie Zur Stockeregg (Zurich), and at numerous art fairs including: PhotoBasel, ParisPhoto, RedDot Miami, Spectrum Miami, Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, MIA SeaFair, CaneFair, and See.Me, taking over Times Square (New York), and Art Concept with the Bold Beauty Project.

'Bodypaintography' has been featured in multiple articles including Deco Drive, Miami, ‘Meet them Mondays’ podcast, the Sonntagsblick (Switzerland, 26.6.2016), ArtBasel Miami 2015 edition of FineArt Magazine, NY, Women In The World in association with The New York Times, 2015, in The Y Life Miami, 2015, in Absolute UK, 2015, in the New York Summer edition of FineArt Magazine 2014, in Day & Night Guide 2014 Zurich & Luzern, Switzerland, Stories of U 2014 by the University of Miami, Huffington Post ArtBasel 2013 article, Best of College & High School Photography.

Bodypaintography: Rusted Container Sri Lanka, 2018 - Edition of 4 35 x 53 in. $2,400
Bodypaintography: Railroad CA, 2015 Edition of 4 23 x 35 in. $1,800
Bodypaintography: Oriental Rug MA, 2017 Edition of 4 15 x 23 in. $1,400
Bodypaintography: Window Sri Lanka, 2018 Edition of 4 23 x 35 in. $1,800

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