Howard Harris

"Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state and a synthesis of outer qualities—light, color, movement, space. My exploration in dimensional photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities. In my patented process I use photographic constructions, a single often abstracted image is layered over itself on clear acrylic surfaces and superimposed on a subtle grid. The resulting visual phenomenon infuses the image with a sense of dimensionality and fluidity affected by such changes as the angle of viewing and light."

Ayers Rock - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.

Howard Harris has long been fascinated by both visual perception and design. The Denver Colorado USA native earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MID (Masters Industrial Design) from Pratt Institute in New York studying with internationally renowned design theorist Rowena Reed Kostellow.

Harris has spent more than 35 years combining design and technology where he has won many prestigious professional awards. Now his creative energy has turned to his lifelong passion, photography. With an iconoclastic streak that had seen him consistently forging new directions in design, he was bound to approach the photographic image in an unconventional way as well.

In 2017 Harris was granted a United States Patent no: 9,753,295 titled Apparatus and Method of Manufacturer for a Layered Artwork proving the uniqueness and inventiveness of his photographic work. Since then his work has appeared in many books and publications such as The Great Masters of Contemporary Art, ARTtour International Artists of the Decade, Art Collectors Choice Japan, International Contemporary Masters, and Top 10 Contemporary Artists, to mention a few. He has also been awarded Artists for a Green Planet Artist of the Decade, International Prize Raffaello, International Prize Giulio Cesare, International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci, International Prize Caravaggio, Contemporary Art Curator Magazines Artist of the Future, and more.

Howard Harris serves as a Trustee of The Kansas City Art Institute has won the Who’s Who Worldwide Lifetime Achievement and the USA Small Businessperson of the Year. His work is shown internationally and represented by galleries in the United States, U.K., and Europe and appears in the South Korean Yukyung Art Museum.

No Monkeys - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.
Puffer - Sublimation print on Aluminum 36 x 30 in.
Tuscany Landscape - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.
Albers Unleashed - Sublimation Print on Aluminum 36 x 20 in.

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FOTOKUNST Rosemarie Berger

“Digital photography - associative sceneries, photo art on topics that touch and inspire.”

“Digitale Fotografie – assoziative Szenerien, Fotokunst zu Themen, die berühren und inspirieren."

Brücke - Photography / Fine art print on Aludibond 70 x 50 cm

German artist, Rosemarie Berger worked as a designer in Advertising and for many years she was responsible for the entire photo planning of an extensive work area, certainly one of the foundations of her further development. She started working as a photo-artist in 2008 and has since shown her pictures successfully at national and international exhibitions, e.g. at Art Karlsruhe, Art Strasbourg, Art Innsbruck and many more.

Thoughts and emotions become visible in her pictures. The theme of “being and passing” often sounds like the basic tenor of her work, and she attaches great importance to the special detail. Excerpts removed from the whole, thus with a very special effect - and - it only allows itself natural light. She artistically processes the images on the computer. This can be understood as if a painter would apply several layers of paint with a brush and then partially remove some areas, also comparable to a (digital) collage.

She is a member of well-known art associations in Germany and the author of an illustrated book “Change - New Castle Baden-Baden.”

 


 

Rosemarie Berger arbeitete als Designerin in der Werbung und führte viele Jahre die gesamte Fotoplanung eines umfangreichen Arbeitsbereiches, sicher eine der Grundlagen ihrer weiteren Entwicklung. Ab 2008 begann sie mit ihrer Arbeit als Fotokünstlerin und zeigt seitdem ihre Bilder erfolgreich bei nationalen und internationalen Ausstellungen aus, so z.B. bei der Art Karlsruhe, Art Straßburg, Art Innsbruck u.v.m.

In ihren Bildern werden Gedanken und Emotionen sichtbar. Als Grundtenor ihrer Arbeiten klingt vielfach die Thematik „Sein und Vergehen“, dabei legt sie Wert auf das besondere Detail. Ausschnitte dem Ganzen entrückt, damit mit einer ganz eigener Wirkung – und – sie gestattet sich nur natürliches Licht. Das künstlerische Bearbeiten der Bilder vollzieht sie am Computer. Das kann man so verstehen, als würde ein Maler mit dem Pinsel mehrere Schichten Farben auftragen und partiell wieder einige Bereiche entfernen, auch vergleichbar mit einer (digitalen) Collage.

Sie ist Mitglied in namhaften Kunstvereinen Deutschlands und Urheberin eines Bildbandes „Wandel - Neues Schloss Baden-Baden“.

Verknüpfung - Photography / Fine art print on Aludibond 105 x 70 cm
Einblick - Photography / Fine art print on Aludibond 105 x 70 cm
Arie - Photography / Fine art print on Aludibond 70 x 50 cm
Konzert - Photography / Fine art print on Aludibond, Diptych Ea. 105 x 70 cm

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Mei-Lin Lin

"Image creation is more than combining colors and shapes. In the creation process, the creator endeavors to enable the artwork to narrate her observation of the boundless universe."

Red 14 - Digital collage

In Mei-Lin Lin’s creations, she uses a combination of painting and photography layering, similar to image superimposition in the multiple exposure technique of photography. By integrating the various layers of images using post-production techniques, a novel and colorful picture is created. Using stark contrasting color blocks and unconventional methods, she hopes to guide viewers into her interpreted world. From Taiwan, Mei-Lin holds a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Tzu Chi University.

Green Leaf 2 - Digital collage
Virus 8 - Digital collage
Red 11 - Digital collage
Spring 0605 - Digital collage
Virus 20203 - Digital collage
Virus 12 - Digital collage
Bidens Pilosa - Digital collage
Wait - Digital collage
Green Leaf - Digital collage

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Larry Garmezy

"My photographs chronicle what I find visually and intellectually intriguing in the natural world. Understanding the physical processes that create patterns in nature allows me to capture unusual impressions/abstractions of the visual landscape."

Dancing Leaves #2 - Photograph 24 x 18 in.

“The common thread across my work is the effect created by the distortion of light, color, and shape created either by ripples in a spring, surface tension around a leaf, the convoluted fracturing on a cliff, or the impurities in a 400-year-old pane of glass.”

A graduate of Amherst College, Penn State University and a lifelong photographer, Garmezy has had four solo shows since becoming a member artist at Archway Gallery in Houston. His work has been in a number of juried shows across the U.S. and Europe and hangs in homes, offices and public spaces across the U.S and Great Britain, and has been published in Spotlight Magazine Issue 15 & 17.

 

Education

Ph.D. Geology, The Pennsylvania State University

M.S. Geology, The Pennsylvania State University

B.A. Geology, Amherst College

First Kiss - Photograph 24 x 18 in.
Still Life in Motion - Photograph 18 x 24 in.
I'll Follow - Photograph 24 x 18 in.
Not-So-Still Life - Photograph 18 x 24 in.

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Eriko Kaniwa

"Absurdity is the child of order and chaos. It the evidence that something has been born. The abstract made manifest through me might be small bugs spit out by absurdity. Like bugs, there is a reason for absurdity's existence on this planet."

The Scenic Beauty: Moon (From the series "Spiritual Landscape of Japan”) - Photography and digital media 150 x 47.5 cm

Eriko Kaniwa is a digital artist working under her personal brand,  Sensegraphia. Sensegraphia is a conceptual redefinition of photography, in which the visual aesthetics of the photograph are used to develop and express a sense of nature that enables us to recognize that humans are a part of nature and that we are centrally involved in nature's dynamics. Through digital fine art, Sensegraphia puts forward a philosophy and creative activities that reestablish the essential unity between people and nature, even within the context of today's highly advanced science and technology.

"For me, photography is not a philosophical metaphor for death or the past, but rather a crystallization of the temporal dimension with which humans react so vitally, achieved through the medium of light."

Kaniwa spent two years exploring the symbols of Japanese nature worship, after the period of TV program production and the social ventured innovation, which are exemplified in the so-called "eight million of gods" of Shinto. She reflected on how the ancient Japanese viewed their natural surroundings and symbolized it as an object of prayer. Traveling to over twenty locations throughout Japan, she captured images of torii gates built in water, sacred wedded rocks, world heritage sites, and other spiritual landscapes. These images are collected, together with text, in her book "JOKEI - Symbols of Nature Worship, Sacred Places of Japan", which has won multiple international awards as one of the best fine art photo books in the world. In addition to this book, her other works have received multiple international awards, including PX3, ND Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, IPA, Pollux Awards, and more.

Kaniwa also creates digitally enhanced abstract artwork based on her unique philosophy. Her works have been displayed at galleries in London and New York, as well as art fairs and international exhibitions such as Fotofever Paris and Barcelona Foto Biennale. Kaniwa's artwork has been seen in magazines such as British VOGUE, British GQ, London Life, Wired, and OPEN-EYE France and more. While embracing her great concern over the planet's ongoing sixth mass extinction, she is actively exploring whether it is possible to incorporate these issues into her creative concepts.

Sacred Tree, Birds and Flowers - Digital media 75 x 51 cm
Romanesque - Digital photograph 50 x 50 cm
Anthurium - Digital photograph 50 x 50 cm
Mutant - Horned Pigeon - Digital media 70 x 62 cm
Primitive Life Imagery- Aquatic 1 - Digital media 45 x 60 cm
Aesthete: Tiger (From the series “ANIMALIA”) - Photography and digital media 70 x 62.6 cm
Aesthete: Zebra (From the series “ANIMALIA”) - Photography and digital media 70 x 62.6 cm
Nautilus Universe: Meets Branching - Digital media 100 x 100 cm
The Scenic Beauty: Sun (From the series "Spiritual Landscape of Japan”) Photography and digital media 150 x 47.5 cm

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Shu Yu

Double Trouble - Digital media 124 x 160 cm

2017, Awarded in the 2017 American Art Awards, juried by America’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums (category 47, digital art – representational).

2018, Won the 1st place in the 28th latest Artavita Online Contest in the category of Digital Art.

2018, Became a 4X winner in the 2018 American Art Awards. Won the 1st place in both “Orientalism or Asian” subject and “digital art – representational” subject; Won the 4th place in futurism; Won the 6th place in surrealism.

2019,Won the contest Finalist Award exhibited in San Diego of  Unite state.

2019,Artworks were published on spotlight contemporary art magazine in 2019.

2019Was selected as one of the artist in the information of Contest Finalists, exhibition at spectrum Miami. 

2019,  Was invited to participate in the 12 th Florence Biennale, Italy in 2019.

2019 Was selected in the ArtGemini Prize, London& Singapore (London  Global Art Prize).

2019 ,Was invited to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Culture and Art Exhibition.

2019 ,In 2019 American Art Awards, won 8 prize and 1 masterpieces prize by the committee.

2019 , won the 1st prize in the Circle Quarterly art magazine art awards, artworks were published on the circle foundation art magazine for free.

2020 Was selected in the SCA2020  (Society of Canadian) International Open Juried Online Exhibition

Look at Here - Digital media 180 x 166 cm
Temptation of Summer - Digital media 120 x 92 cm
We Are Used To Giving Meaning To Things - Digital media 67 x 36 cm
Ah Ah Ah - Digital media 160 x 151 cm

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Susanne Lyoubi-Burk

"My experimental photographs often question the familiar perception of our surroundings and could be seen as a kind of intermediate world in which fantasy and reality become allies."

Brookfield Place - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px

From Germany, Susanne Lyoubi-Burk is a self-taught artist engaged in experimental photography since 2017. A member of Kunst Stuttgart International e.V., Stuttgart, Germany, Susanne invites you to visit her website for a full list of her exhibitions and more available artwork.

When Angels Travel - Photograph 3351 x 3351 px
Le Jardin Majorelle - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px
Waiting for the Bus - Photograph 2009 x 2009 px
Riva - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px

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Mae Jeon

"My artwork reflects my Christian spiritual journey. I use floral subjects within digital media to transform spiritual ideas and divine vocabularies into pictorial images. My artistic goal is to convey a message of hope by portraying the frailty and resilience of life on earth and in eternity."

One Love - Digital art printed on metal R. 24 in.

Korean artist, Mae Jeon lives and works in New York, USA. She holds a Masters in Commercial Arts from Hong-Ik University, Seoul as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the same school.

Awakening - Digital art printed on metal R. 20 in.
Mystical Moment - Digital art printed on metal 40 x 30 in.
Rise Up - Digital art printed on metal R. 18 in.
Holy Desire - Digital art printed on metal 26 x 26 in.

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Miguel Balbás

“The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else."

- John Updike

Abstract_1609 - Digital art 12.7 x 8.86 cm

MIGUEL BALBÁS: AN ACHIEVEMENT OF FORM, OR THE DISCOVERY OF BEAUTY .

Miguel Balbás’s artwork is solid and would stoically withstand any criticism from those who can’t bear for a piece of art to be beautiful, and nothing more. In contrast to proposals of questionable taste and poor content, both aesthetically and intellectually, the work of this artist is a tribute to the perfection of form, from someone whose objective, in his personal as well as professional life, is to make existence more tolerable for the rest of us. His work is coherent, completely in line with his personality. In it, his vast imagination and creativity come together and take on form, and nobody is left indifferent, whether the work be considered another creative expression or whether it be seen as art; undoubtedly, even without an explicit content, these works are attractive, decorative and tendency-defining.

I am convinced that the work of Miguel Balbás will be a reference for future artists, who will try to use this already refined technique, as well as some original and surprising aesthetic concepts, in order to jump on the bandwagon of decorative and abstract expression. What they would ignore is that it is precisely the extremely sensitive personality of the artist what brought about and gave life to these great works. I am certain that any attempt at imitating his art would never live up to their inspiration, above all because the original pieces are so forceful and unflinching. When facing a solid, original and aesthetically captivating work, we can only congratulate ourselves on having been able to spend a bit of time contemplating it and thus not return home, once more, with the feeling that we’ve again been fooled. To those purists who only have one conception of art to which they cling to it as if it were dogma: I would invite them to leave behind their clichés when contemplating these pieces and look at them as a celebration of beauty and good taste; I would ask them to cons.

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Colorful Composition_4 - Digital art 11.93 x 8.47 cm
Love of all sorts - Digital art 50.79 x 35.27 cm
Lizards - Digital art 12.18 x 8.47 cm
Collage_2309 - Digital art 11.98 x 8.47 cm

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Runyu Xia

"Exploring inner worlds and the meaning of existence is my motivation for making art. Art is the passport to seek the meaning of life. I believe that there are precious meanings behind normal lives. I hope viewers can think from different perspectives when they see my work."

Envy - Digital media 54 x 39.5 cm

Runyu Xia was born in Shanghai, China in 1990 and lives in New York currently.  He received his BE in Film and TV Technology (Animation Concentration) from Shanghai University in Shanghai in 2013, and his MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2015.

He specializes in digital art and is fascinated by exploring inner worlds and the meaning of existence. Xia also enjoys working on animated film.

His works have been shown in many cities including New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago and Kansas City. His works have been exhibited in Superfine! NYC Contemporary Art Fair, Artexpo, Red Dot Miami, Paper Birch Landing Gallery and Morpho Gallery, and selected by Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival (MetroCAF) and Snowtown Film Festival.

The Creator - Digital media 54 x 38 cm
Sensor Tower - Digital media 54 x 35.6 cm
Spooky Philosophy - Digital media 54 x 35.6 cm
Inner Tunnel - Digital media 54 x 35.6 cm

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