Emiko Aida

"My method of making work is most often a combination of several different materials in one piece. In doing so, I can create wondering movements in the viewer’s eyes, but also layers of emotional and intellectual reactions. In this way, I hope to pass my conscious vibrations to the viewers."

Breeze in Apothecary Garden - Etching on Japanese Mulberry paper and wire 140 x 152 cm

"My method of making work is most often a combination of several different materials in one piece. In doing so, I can create wondering movements in the viewer’s eyes, but also layers of emotional and intellectual reactions. In this way, I hope to pass my conscious vibrations to the viewers.

Black and gold are my main colours and are inspired from old Japanese Temples. These colours are useful tools to express sacred existence. Currently, I am introducing more and more colors in my work in order to achieve harmony like in many religious temples and in nature.

My work is intended to be a prayer’s gate; I use the colours, flowers, light reflections, bell sounds, tube shapes etc, which are essential ingredients for major spiritual practices. Meanwhile, repetition of a subject brings human sensory perception into a transitory field like a mantra and images of architectural tiling. I create this field using multiples in Printmaking with wire sculpture. Contemporary arts have avoided spiritual issues, but the increasing popularity of Yoga and meditation practices reconsider these issues. Quantum Physics Theory is helpful to understanding the invisible world. Undoubtedly, we are living in challenging times now. What can I do in this era as an artist? My consciousness is repeatedly asking this question."

 


 

Emiko Aida is a painter, printmaker and mixed media artist born in Tokyo and currently lives in London. She graduated with an MA from Tokyo University of Arts and the Royal College of Art, London. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers, London. Her works are exhibited in many private, public and corporate collections including the New York Public Library, Guangdong Museum of Art, China, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum, UK and HM The Queen, and has been exhibited in Sydney Art Fair, Venice Biennale and London Art Biennale. Her works are also featured in a book, “Printmakers Today” published by Schiffer Publishing (USA).

Portal 1 - Oil painting on canvas and mixed media 150 x 120 cm
Purification - Oil painting and gold gilding on canvas 95 x 90 cm
White Birch - Etching on paper and wire 89 x 51cm
Sakura - Oil painting on canvas 138 x 86 cm

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Hildegard Christina Risse

"I studied for four years at a private art academy in Düsseldorf with diploma, www.fafm.de and then for three years at a private art academy in Kolbermoor near Munich with Prof. Markus Lüpertz and became a masterclass graduate with diploma."

Letter to a far away love - Mixed media on canvas 70 x 70 cm

German artist, Hildegard Christina Risse paints mostly in an abstract expressionist style but also works figuratively. A freelance painter, she maintains her studio in  Düsseldorf and actively exhibits in Europe and the USA. In January of 2021, Risse was interview by Paul Zimmerman, published in Spotlight Magazine. You can see more of her artwork on Instagram @hildegardchristinarisse and Saatchi Online.

Untitled - Acrylic on canvas 90 x 110 cm
Untitled - Mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 cm
Untitled - Mixed media on canvas 90 x 110 cm
Untitled - Acrylic on canvas 90 x 110 cm

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Jean-Pierre Alban

“I am inspired by color and light. In my work right now I am focusing on great masters and create compositions that deal with the concept of balance. I work with digital media and have a background in Painting. I recently exhibited in Paris and l accept commissions.”

After Mattisse Series: Untitled Color Study 3

Jean-Pierre Alban was born in 1982 in Nantes, France. After studying Fine Art and earning a degree in Painting he worked for over a decade as an illustrator and graphic artist. Since 2019, Jean-Pierre has focused more and more on his personal practice, producing digital art. The recipient of multiple awards he has exhibited in France, Italy and New York. The artist is available for commissions and is seeking gallery representation.

After Kelly Series: Untitled Color Study 6
After Kelly Series: Untitled Color Study 80
After Kelly Series: Untitled Color Study 61
After Kelly Series: Untitled Color Study 73

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Tom Ashbourne SSC SCA OSA

"Negative spaces. My sculptures encourage intimate conversations with each viewer the different aspects of each sculpture."

Tommy - Bronze 38 x 20,5 x 13 cm

Tom Ashbourne is the only artist currently an Elected Member in three of Canada’s most prestigious professional artists’ societies

Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC)

Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)

Ontario Society of Artists (OSA)

 

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2022 Top 60 Masters” | ATIM.com

2022 “30 Best Artists of 2020” | DESTIG.net

2021 “World’s Best Non-Representational Sculptor” |American Art Awards

2021 “Artists to Collect in 2021”|World Biz Magazine Luxury Collection Guide

2021 Florence  Biennale (Italy)

2021 London Biennale (UK) 

2021 “County Artist, County Art” 2021, Parrott Gallery, solo show

2021 “Certificate of Excellence” 2021 | Circle Quarterly magazine

2021 “Honourable Mention” 2021 Contemporary Art Curator magazine & Quinte Arts

 

Feature Articles

Watershed magazine | DESTIG magazine | Spotlight magazine | ATIM magazine | Enroute | Contemporary Art Curator

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Spring - Translucent alabaster, gilt, glass, granite 38 x 20,5 x 15 cm
Ulrich - Raspberry wonderstone, glass, granite 38 x 28 x 18 cm
Eis - Translucent alabaster, granite 33 x 20.5 x 18 cm
Energy & Light - Bronze 91.5 x 20.5 x 20.5 cm

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Sona Asemani

“Painting is like visual poetry, and oil makes it smoothly flows on my canvas. I believe creating a painting is the only way to stay motivated. The combination of vivid colours and tempting women's portraits represents the fiery part of me that I usually don't dare to show in society.”

I am your birthday cake - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm

Sona Asemani is a self-taught artist born in 1994 in Hormozgan, Iran. She is currently working and living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Sona began painting as a young girl. After graduating with a bachelor's of economics, she started her professional career in art with acrylic paint and line drawing in 2017. She has a background in embroidery and textile design.

In April 2020, Sona presented her unique embroidery technique through Fashion Open Studio during Fashion Revolution Week. After a creative break in sustainable fashion, in 2021, she moved from Tehran to Rotterdam and started working with oil paint.

Her recent paintings aim to represent characters and stories, which remind her of her childhood and reveal the superiority of women through female figurative portraits and bright colours inspired by nature and the sky.

Let's hug (No.3) - Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Let's hug (N0.2) - Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Sinking into ambitious thoughts - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 cm
Her ocean eyes - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm

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Kaitlyn Jo Smith

Kaitlyn Jo Smith is an interdisciplinary artist whose works address issues surrounding automation by utilizing processes that have rendered the shift worker nearly obsolete.

Fixtures - Porcelain, PVA, Wood, Steel 48 x 36 x 72 in.

Kaitlyn Jo Smith is an interdisciplinary artist whose works address issues surrounding automation by utilizing processes that have rendered the shift worker nearly obsolete. Through 3D scanning, 3D printing, and machine learning, she questions the ethics surrounding the current state of labor practices in America, while drawing attention to the individuals that these processes replace. Raised by skilled laborers in rural Ohio, Smith was thirteen when the housing market crashed and nearly every adult she knew was suddenly out of work. Her artworks make visible the intangible realities of unemployment by employing automated technologies that are directly linked to the loss of over 4 million US manufacturing jobs since 2000.

Smith’s work has shown nationally and internationally at the Tucson Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona, Split Videoart Festival in Croatia, CICA Museum in South Korea and BIOs in Athens Greece. She was longlisted for the 2021 Lumen Prize in Art and Technology (London), presented at Technarte Conference (Bilbao), selected as ​​Art Connect’s June Artist to Watch, and received the College Art Association’s Services to Artists Committee Award for her video Lights Out. She has also been featured in PDNedu and Al-Tiba9 Magazine (Barcelona).

Shuttered - Video, Size Variabl
In Mass - Porcelain, Dirt, PVA 65 x 43 in.
Restitutions - Archival Inkjet Prints, PVA 20 x 110 in.
Lights Out - Video, Size Variable

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Nicola Majocchi

"FIERCELY GRACEFUL is a body of work dedicated to all dancers to celebrate their power and their grace as the ultimate expression of the sheer strength of human physical performance at its best. The balance between Power and Grace as the interaction of two opposite worlds coming together."


BIRTH OF VENUS - Photograph (Digital capture) 20 x 20 in.

Nicola Majocchi has always looked at life with humor, drama and sensuality, all of it spiked with an element of risk - and his photography reflects as much. Dividing his time between his native Italy and the USA, Majocchi has had a colourful career, beginning as a downhill skier down the slopes of the Italian Alps and then collaborating for five years with the legendary photographer Irving Penn in New York City. Today Majocchi is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed photographer and lecturer whose images are known for their fusion of postmodern edginess and Euro-romanticism.

NYC EDGE - Photograph (Digital capture) 20 x 24 in.
SAFARI FASHION - Photograph (Digital capture) 40 x 30 in.
FIERCE GRACE No.1 - Photograph (Digital capture) 16 x 20 in.
JOSHUA BEAUTY - Photograph (Digital capture) 40 x 30 in.

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Vincent Amicosante

"Personal stories and long-held ideals have always been a focus of my art; this often translates into the incorporation of ordinary, everyday objects that hold symbolic meanings."


Tuscan Dream - Oil on canvas 60 x 52 in.

Vincent Amicosante’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States, including The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Cahoon Museum in Cotuit, MA, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA. He is a member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA. Vincent participated in the 2009 Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. Trained at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, he has established a reputation as a magic realist painter.

In Amicosante's paintings familiar, even banal themes are rearranged, becoming enigmatic. His painted world is one of staged metaphors- sofas and chairs combined in unexpected locations, figures and fruit combined for their sexuality. He has lived in California and traveled to Italy and the influence of these places are evident in his work. Vincent Amicosante is represented by Orleans Modern Art, Orleans, MA.

"Personal stories and long-held ideals have always been a focus of my art; this often translates into the incorporation of ordinary, everyday objects that hold symbolic meaning for me: teapots, cups, tricycles, and fruit. I compile a collage using photographs and drawings to see how these objects relate to the figures or animals that are the subjects of my paintings. From that collage, I make a drawing to scale and transfer that to the canvas or panel.

After 46 years of being committed to this elaborate, time-consuming method, I realize it is an essential part of my ‘language’ as an artist. The process of conceptualizing, collaging and transferring the resulting composition is as fulfilling as completing the finished piece. The resultant painting bears a unique identity; a stamp, almost, that would be impossible to reproduce in quite the same way."

Joker - Oil on panel 36 x 24 in.
Jester - Oil on panel 36 x 24 in.
Dream, Recanati in the Marche - Oil on canvas 60 x 32 in.
Trumpet Flowers - Oil on panel 12 x 12 in.

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Ulla Ferdinandsen

"My paintings do not represent anything recognizable only geometric shapes. The color has its own tone, the empathy and passion I display in the use of the color in relation to form and space, I hope, opens up the experience of space as unpredictable and a movement towards freedom."

Untitled/4 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 x 4 cm

"In 1991, I tried to put my sensory impressions on paper and canvas using golden acrylic. Since then, I have mostly worked with acrylic on canvas. I have both solo and joint exhibitions at home and abroad. Has been in various art magazines at home and abroad."

Untitled/3 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 x 4 cm
Untitled/2 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 x 4 cm
Untitled/1 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 cm
Untitled /5 - Eco wallpaint on canvas 100 x 120 x 4 cm

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Wayne Paige

"My paintings project a world of conflict, dreams, and humor.. Within, mythical pointillistic landscapes are inhabited by expressive silhouette-like figures and animals. This is all done imagining the animal’s point of view. Components of mystery, spirituality, and intrigue are added for emphasis."

Awaiting the Call - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.

“Born and raised in Chicago and living in DC since graduate school, my career as an artist extends back to the early 1970’s and includes 26 solo exhibitions, numerous gallery and museum exhibitions (The Corcoran Art Gallery, The Anderson Gallery, The Katzen Arts Center).  Additional noteworthy exhibitions and awards include the “Washington Art Matters ll: 1940s - 1980s” exhibition at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center, First Prize in The Fairfax Art Council awards, First Prize in The George Washington University Alumni Competition, and a Special Recognition award from The Virginia Commission of the Arts.  Collectors include American University, The George Washington University, Marymount University, George Mason University, the Elisabeth French Collection, the Gudelsky Collection, Radio One and Prudential.  I studied at The University of Illinois (BFA Painting), The George Washington University (MFA Painting), and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (TICA). Currently, I am employed as an adjunct professor teaching Drawing at Laurel Ridge Community College in Warrenton, Virginia and reside in Washington, DC.

I created drawings and paintings that feature mythical landscapes of mountains, waterways, and woodlands inhabited by expressive silhouette-like figures and animals. Within, they pulsate with energy and inner light in a sun-drenched pointillistic setting. They can be seen flying, floating, hiding, and fleeing from an undetermined outcome providing a visual bridge to a world of conflict, dreams, humor. This is all done by imagining the animal’s point of view. Components of mystery, spirituality, and intrigue are added for emphasis - with it all taking place in a post-bucolic environment. By tapping into these new resources, my narrative expanded and yet remained consistent with the focus of my previous work which is creating art that embraces the surrealistic nature of the times.”

Stump and Stumped - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Too soon to Celebrate - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
On Being Left Behind - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
The Great Escape - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.

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