Simi Larisch

Deconstruction of film. The term "Mainstream" is often used with a negative connotation. In a more positive sense, it creates a collective memory and thus becomes, even decades later, a strong link between the individuals of a society.

Titanic 1997 - Original VHS tape (woven) 100 x 100 cm

From Germany, Simi Larisch has worked as a freelance artist and graphic designer out of her studio in Düsseldorf since 2005. 

 

Select Exhibitions

11/2022  Frauenmuseum | Bonn | 27th Art Fair

09/2022 Stadtmuseum | Düsseldorf | Da! Art Award

06/2022 Museum Kunst Palast | Düsseldorf | Die Grosse 

06/2022 FMDK e.V. | Munich | Kunstsalon SINE LOCO

 

Education

2019 Doctorate in Art History at HHU Düsseldorf (Dr. phil.)

2012 Sponsorship Award for Master's thesis: "Kunstpunkte - The visit to the studio. Between authenticity claim, voyeurism and commerce"

2011 M.A. art history HHU Düsseldorf

2005 B.A. art history and media science HHU Düsseldorf 

2003 Certificate study program at "Neue Kunstschule Zürich"

1999 State-certified designer for media and communication 

Love Actually 2003 - Print on canvas 50 x 300 cm
Jungle Book 1967 - Original VHS tape (woven) 100 x 100 cm
Fight Club 1999 - Print on canvas 50 x 300 cm
The Exorcist 1973 - Original VHS tape (woven) 100 x 100 cm

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Elizabeth Wood

"My artwork explores the underlying personal narratives that share a universality of themes: vulnerability, loss, resilience, and hope."

Portrait Of My Son As Polyphemus - Cut and painted aluminum letters Variable size

Canadian artist,  Elizabeth Wood is based in Vancouver, BC. Her work explores the "underlying personal narratives that share a universality of themes: vulnerability, loss, resilience, and hope." Wood's practice is influenced by her childhood experience as an orphan, navigating an unstable world shaped by powerful emotions such as grief, loneliness, fear and hope. In her work, which is predominately lens-based as well as installation, Wood seeks to express the experience of vulnerability with the hope of building a shared awareness of and empathy for others.

Elizabeth wood studied Visual Art at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and in the Visual Arts program at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Her work has been shown at APDA East-West Link, Kyoto, Japan; LACDA, Los Angeles, USA; TIAF London, UK; Mitte in der Pampa, Berlin, Germany.  

Darkness Retreating - Digital image on canvas 50 x 40 x 1.5 in.
Reading Mrs Dalloway - Digital image on canvas 12 x 9 x 1.5 in.
Figure In The Landscape - Acrylic print 14 x 11 x .25 in.
Girl With Head In Clouds - Acrylic print 14 x 11 x .25 in.

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Shan Ogdemli

"My work is inspired by light and color, patterns from biology, physics and geometry, by the Earth and Cosmos, by the interconnectedness of all things, by op art, pop art and the miracle of life."

Pink Moon - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 37 x 48 in.

"I have been a working artist my entire life, wearing many hats that include fine artist, licensed artist, illustrator, product designer, graphic designer, creative director and entrepreneur. I've owned and co-owned several successful artistic business endeavors, including my graphic design and illustration studio, Ogdemli Feldman Design + Illustration; my art licensing business, Designs by Shan; and a worldwide licensed brand phenomenon called Pampered Girls. 

After many years working in the commercial art and design fields in Los Angeles, my husband and I have recently relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I have finally been able to make the necessary life changes to be able to focus full-time on my true passion of creating my fine art. 

I work in multiple styles and media that include large-scale paintings in acrylic mixed with diatomaceous earth, as well as in digital media. My acrylic paintings are heavily textured with expressive brush strokes that add movement and energy, with color harmonies meticulously built from several layers of translucent and opaque paint. 

My digital images are what I call "digital drawings" because they all start as pencil drawings on paper, which are then scanned and redrawn by hand in Illustrator, then meticulously colored using Illustrator and Photoshop in much the same way as my layered acrylic paintings. 

My subjects in both media include light and color, patterns from life, science and math, dots, spots, circles, particles, waves, energy, flowing lines, spirals, mandalas and abstract landscapes. 

Inspirations include Op Art of the '60s and 70's, Victor Vasarely, Yaakov Agam, Mark Rothko, Vincent Van Gogh, Emilio Pucci, Alan Turing, biology, geometry, astronomy, physics, quantum physics and metaphysics."

Sea Spots - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Moana Kala Kala - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Rose Nebula - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 54 x 54 in.
Blue Sunflower - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 60 x 60 in.

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Isabel Herrera

"The images I capture reveal my dreams, my fairy tale; that irrational language that feeds my spirit; an illusory encounter with myself, where I revisit my childhood, and where ordinary experiences become poetry. In stillness, I have found life to be a succession of vanishing, ephemeral moments."

Music - Polaroid photograph composition Ea 3.5 x 4.2 in.

Isabel Herrera is a contemporary instant photographer and artist who lives and works in Guatemala City. Herrera’s works portray serenity and nostalgia and that which is also ephemeral, vaporous and impermanent.

From a deep state of quiescence, Herrera has come to understand that life is a succession of vanishing and fragile moments. While trying to remain in the now, detached from all things banal, she has found her own way, searching to preserve fragments of time. Instant photography has enabled her to mindfully cherish these moments in complete stillness, in presence. It is how she finds contentment. The Polaroid SX70 and its experimental possibilities have allowed her to capture these fragile and evanescent instants always through shades and veils of haze. Herrera has found a muse and inspiration in nature, and her deep connection to it is reflected in her images. The Polaroid emulsion lifting technique she continuously works with is the way she can convey vulnerability, sensitivity and fragility of life. From the moment each emulsion is attached to organic cotton paper, it acquires its own unique form and personality. The wrinkles, folds and tears form an allegory of the human experience and existence; scars, grief, pain. These apparent imperfections simultaneously assure strength, hope and resilience; a sense of gratitude of being here and now.

Isabel Herrera has showcased works at Guatemala’s Sol del Rio Contemporary Art Gallery, Juannio’s annual Contemporary Latin American Art Auction, and internationally acclaimed Instant Photography Festivals in Germany, France, Italy and the UK. She was also invited to be a guest speaker and exposer at the First International Experimental Photography Festival in Barcelona Spain in January 2020, and a guest judge to Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquín Design Week 2020.

Untitled - B&W Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Untitled - Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Matilisguate - Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Self Portrait - Polaroid photograph 3.5 x 4.2 in.
Confinement - Original Polaroid BW SX70 film
Sueños Lúcidos - Polaroid SX70 film
Untitled - Polaroid Emulsion lift. Polaroid 600 film
Self Portrait - Polaroid BW 600 film
Inhale - Polaroid 600 Color Film

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Liyuan Liu

Nirvana - Oil on canvas 220 x 88 cm

Liu Liyuan graduated from the Department of Dyeing and Clothing department at Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. She loves painting and began to learn it during her childhood. Liyuan has completed research on classical and modern art and has excelled in studying figure painting. Now living in Vancouver, Liyuan has studied under the famous oil painter Xue Yanqun and the Chinese painting and calligraphy master Liang Zhaotang for many years.

Liyuan is also engaged in the application work of art advancement to famous schools in North America, helping students apply for prestigious schools in North America and Europe and has many years of experience with a 100% success! Her students have won many awards in the World Cup Art Drawing Competition and continuously published professional art guidance articles in the media such as Metropolis Daily, Global Chinese News, Afar, and Altitude, as well as accepted personal interviews.

In 2017, Liyuan did personal interviews with the columns of Canadian City TV "Elegance" and "Dating in the City." At the same time, she has been invited to give lectures on the Canadian Chinese Radio "Art Special Interview" and "Live Broadcast of the Guidance Series of Prestigious Art Schools". 

In 2021 and 2022, she participated in the Vancouver artist group exhibition with five works. Liyuan's oil paintings have won awards in Switzerland; her watercolor works have also won awards on online exhibitions in the United States; her works have also been published in the well-known French artist magazine "Circle Quarterly Art Review."

Studio - Oil on canvas 210 x 145 cm
The Mask - Oil on canvas 145 x 127 cm
Butterfly - Oil on canvas 154 x 110 cm
Lay Out - Oil on canvas 156 x 120 cm

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Deborah Barr

"I have noticed through social media around the world, that some young people are reclaiming an ancient identity. Dreads represent a timeless connection to the past, through culture(s) and spiritual practice(s), beyond race, ideology or gender. My work reflects GEN-Z’s fascination with dreads.”

Falling - Oil and gold leaf 40 x 30 in.

Select Exhibitions 

2022  Luxembourg Art Fair - Monat Gallery Representing. Luxembourg    September 16-18

2021 Monaco Art Fair - Monat Gallery representing  MONACO, FRANCE       Aug 28-29-30 

2021-2022   Monat Gallery representation. REMEMBER -  MADRID, SPAIN       Aug 19 - Sept 30

2022  Carnegie Arts Center - Two person  250 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA   Jan 13 – March 14 

2021 SOLO - BREAKING BOUNDARIES - Modesto Junior College - 435 College Ave Modesto, CA.   Oct 11- Nov 5

2019  SOLO - Feb - April-  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties - Livermore 

2015 The Mop Shop Art  Gallery - Retrospective 1997 -2014, Modesto, CA ~ July 2, - Aug 18

2015 The Barking Dog - A Child's Perspective, Modesto CA ~ July 12 - Aug 18

2015 The Barking Dog - Past Present and Future,  Modesto, CA  ~ August 19 - Sept 14

2013 California State University Stan- Ten Feet Under and Upside Down - Turlock, CA -Aug 26, - Oct 18,

2013  Modesto Art Museum - Wonderwall  April 1 -May 31,  Modesto CA

 

 

Education

2001 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN - New York, NY - Mural Scholarship/training

1998 MASTER OF FINE ART; Painting, San Jose State University- Academic Honors

1995 BACCALAUREATE DEGREE; Painting, Mills College, Oakland, Ca. Academic Honors

1991 AA DEGREE - Fine Arts, Las Positas College, Livermore, Ca. Academic Honors

Hell Yes - Oil on wood 48 x 36 in.
Hyr - Oil and gold leaf 24 x 24 in.
Becky with the Good Hair - Oil and silver leaf 48 x 48 in.
Always Dance - Oil and gold leaf 40 x 30 in.

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Carolyn Schlam

"My portraiture is infused with emotional content, expressing the vulnerability of my female subjects, exploring its many aspects: Traditional, in which appearance and character are foremost; Expressionistic, in which the inner life is heightened, and Stylized, in which the image becomes iconic."

LITTLE FRENCH GIRL - Oil on canvas 50 x 36 in.

"I am a figurative painter, sculptor, glass artist, and published author on art. In 2013, I was named one of the finalists in the Smithsonian Museum Portrait Competition, and my work, "Frances at 103" was exhibited at the Museum, and was subsequently acquired by the Smithsonian. My two published books on art include "The Creative Path: A View from the Studio on the Making of Art" and "The Joy of Art: How to Look at, Appreciate, and Talk About Art. I am currently at work on the sequel to the latter book, entitled "More Joy of Art: Keys to Understanding and Appreciating Art."

MARINA - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
THE KNITTER - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
LITTLE SISTER - Oil on canvas 46 x 36 in.
ELEANOR - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
THE JOY OF ART: HOW TO LOOK AT, APPRECIATE, AND TALK ABOUT ART (Allworth, Released 2020)
Available in hardcover, paperback and e book, in color including over 150 photographs
This book is a veritable tool kit that will allow the reader to understand, evaluate, and speak about any work of art. It provides a working art vocabulary, general and specific criteria for analyzing works of art, many examples of approaches, genres, techniques, and works of art throughout history, and even a set of games and tests to test what you have learned. Used now in universities and sold in art galleries, museum stores, libraries and bookstores around the world, it has also been translated into three languages. An invaluable addition to your art library.
THE CREATIVE PATH: A VIEW FROM THE STUDIO ON THE MAKING OF ART (Allworth, Released 2018)
Available in paperback and audio book
This book is an inspirational book about the creative process. Part memoir, part theory, it relates my journey as an art student and working artist with philosophical, psychological and practical commentary on the making of art. It also provides creative asanas or prompts the reader can use to jumpstart their own creative development.
 View art and find links to purchase books at www.carolynschlam.com
    Buy original art and prints at www.carolynschlamstudiostore.com

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Yuqian Sun

"My art practice is derived from doll photography, which I started practicing when I was a kid. Inspired by the visual beauty of these mass-produced toy dolls in real life, my paintings discuss the cultural context of the meaning behind objects that are artificial imitations of human beings.”

Gem in Their Eyes No.4 "White Opal" - Oil on paper 44 x 72 cm

Yuqian Sun was born in Shenzhen, China, in 1997. At the age of 14, her long journey of studying abroad began. After graduating from Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, she earned her BFA degree at the University of Michigan in 2019. 

Yuqian's career as a professional artist has never been derailed. At the age of 21, Yuqian published her original photography book and held her first personal exhibition. By now, her work has won prizes in multiple international art competitions and has been recognized by professional galleries, museums and art foundations in Europe, the United States, Japan and China.

Yuqian's art practice is derived from her photography works, which she started practicing when she was a kid. It was a pure hobby at first, but turnt into a long and comprehensive method of creation that carries her aesthetics. she aims to turn these externally lifeless models into internally living objects. Her work creates a poetic space that makes people reconsider where the borderline of life and lifelessness is.

Yuqian studied and experimented with traditional mediums, striving to refine her painting style into unique authorship. In her doll portrait series "Artificial Fairies" and "Gem in Their Eyes", she keeps looking for the ideal doll in the images she created. 

Watercolor is the medium Yuqian has studied the most in the past nine years. The emotional intensity that emerges in the poetic flow of translucent color is the reason of her obsession with the medium. When working on representational paintings with watercolor, Yuqian imagines capturing a solid form with intangible materials like water and light. Yuqian has learned to be confident yet humble to cooperate with water instead of controlling it. Water-flow calms her down, teaches her to be honest with herself, and brings her inner world onto paper.

Artificial Fairies No.9 "Listener" - Watercolor and ink on paper 41 x 60 cm
Gem in Their Eyes No.1 "Pigeon's Blood" - Oil on canvas 90 x 130 cm
Artificial Fairies No.5 "Please Don't Go" - Watercolor and ink on paper 41 x 60 cm
Artificial Fairies No.8 "Intermission" - Watercolor and ink on paper 41 x 60 cm

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Massimiliano Pezzolini

“Io sono la mia arte.
L’ispirazione la trovo in quello che provo è in quello che mi piace, ma soprattutto nella natura.
I miei sentimenti e le mie emozioni, le traduco sulla carta, per questo dico che chi le porta con se si porta via una parte di me…”

"I am my art.
I find inspiration in what I feel and in what I like, but above all, in nature.
I translate my feelings and emotions on paper, which is why I say that those who carry them take a part of me away..."

Ganimede - Watercolor 35 x 50 cm

Massimiliano Pezzolini nasce a Cremona nel 1972 e coinvolto dal nonno paterno, pittore e grafico, si appassiona fin da bambino al mondo dell’arte e della pittura. Dopo il liceo artistico si diploma in Scenografia all’Accademia di Brera, dipinge bozzetti e miniature architettoniche in collaborazione con Mondadori per i mensili Bell’Italia e Bell’Europa, disegna bozzetti per Jean Paul Gautier, Versace, Escada, Lacroix. Le sue opere sono realizzate con tecniche artistiche eterogenee ma protagonista è senza dubbio l’acquerello.


Massimiliano Pezzolini was born in Cremona in 1972 and influenced by his paternal grandfather, a painter and graphic artist, he has been passionate about the world of art and painting since childhood. After high school, Pezzolini graduated in Scenography at the Brera Academy. He painted architectural sketches and miniatures in collaboration with Mondadori for the monthly magazines Bell’Italia and Bell’Europa, and has drawn sketches for Jean Paul Gautier, Versace, Escada, and Lacroix. Massimiliano Pezzolini's works are done with a wide range of media and techniques, but the protagonist is undoubtedly watercolor.

 Instagram: @the.draughtmans.icon 

Icona lacrimosa - Graphite and chalk on dusting paper, 100 x 120 cm
Eros Series: The Black Swans Orgy - Japanese Uchiwa fan in paper and wood with watercolor and gold acrylic decoration.
Finestra in stile manuelino del convento di Tomar, in Portogallo - Watercolor on Pescia paper 35 x 50 cm
Cleanse my Soul - Pandemia reprise - Watercolor in original vintage 1940s frame 30 x 40 cm

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Maj-Britt Niklasson

"My inspiration: shadow and light. Tension pulling in different directions. Suspense, endurance and patience until the right moment is there for that which has to mature and be born into something new. Thesis and antithesis become a synthesis. This is a big part of my inspiration."

Pat ... Pat ... And the enemy became a friend - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Swedish artist, based in Stockholm, Maj-Britt Niklasson has been painting for about 35 years.

"Why did I choose this artform? I didn’t choose, it chose me. An inner voice insisting: ”Go create in the studio!” The reward is deep satisfaction and joy."

 

Represented the last years:

Region of Dalarna

Region of Norrbotten

Jönköping County Council

                                                                     

 

Select Solo Shows

The architectural firm Equator, Stockholm Sweden 2020

Eva Solvang Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2014, 2017, 2019

Kiruna Town Hall, Kiruna, Sweden 2006

Tersaeus Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2006

 

Select Group Shows

Gallery to go, Eva Solvang Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden summer 2020

Art to go, Eva Solvang Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden December 2019 – January 2020

Artbox/Project Miami 2.0, Eduardo Lira Art Gallery, Miami, USA 2019

Artbox/Project 1.0, Swiss Art Expo, Zürich 2019

Dreams, Helsingborg Art Association, Helsingborg 2018

Bothniasalong 2018, Skellefteå Art Hall, Nordanå

Bothniasalong 2018, The Museum of Västerbotten, Umeå

The Artboxproject, Stricoff Fine Art Gallery, New York 2018

Art to go, winter, Eva Solvang Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden December 2017 – January 2018

wipsthlm, The Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 2017

Art to go, summer, Eva Solvang Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2017

SKF members exhibition, The House of Art, Stockholm, Sweden 2017, 2018

The Artbox.Project Basel, Schweiz, 2017

”100 T-shirts”, Kiruna Town Hall, Kiruna, Sweden 2015

Liljevalchs Art Hall, The Spring Salon, Stockholm, Sweden 1986, 1989, 1999, 2015

”Nordic Salon”, Dunker Culture House, Helsingborg, Sweden october 25, 2014 – january 11, 2015

Head-wind Concentration - Oil on canvas 130 x 120 cm
The very first morning - Oil on canvas 130 x 120 cm
Mother Gaia with her daughter - Oil on canvas 37 x 30 cm
Window - Oil on canvas 37 x 30 cm

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