Jason Engelbart

Born 1960, Germany

Lives in: Hamburg, Germany

Describe your art in 3 words: Inspiring, touching, visionary

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FAIRY TALES TOLD BY THE WIND - Digital Neo Painting, Fine Art Print on Alu Dibond 175 x 130 cm

"My abstract-baroque works are based on my personal exploration of the diversity of our being. They are at the same time a reflection of the universal love that unites us all and they are an expression of my deep respect for our being, for the wonders of life and for every creature in this world. Against this background, my works are a homage to life, to our being."

What themes does your work involve?
The more our world is unsteady, the more the intentions for positive charging and balancing become stronger in me. It is not about painting the things in my works looking beautiful, but rather about using the tools at my disposal to trigger reflection and create a positive awareness of our daily togetherness. Here is the source of my sacral-abstract emotional artworks. In the creative process I feel deeply connected with my soul, my spirit… with God. My so-called digital neopaintings of the work cycle THE JOY OF BEING (2016 until today) are created in a purely intuitive creative process and are reflections of my personal feelings and experiences. My art is a testament to a cultivation of wholesome, human qualities, for positive change and development, which I state as my artistic vision.
Describe your creative process.
Using my characteristic digital painting technique, developed over the years, I abstract selected original works of the Baroque art epoch by superimposing picture levels, blurring, overpainting and re-composing them. In the process, my very own flowing structures and pictorial rhythms emerge, while the original colour composition remains largely untouched. In sum, colour and form transform into a single aesthetic-abstract event that is experienced on a purely emotional level and independent of time and space as a holy moment. Through this form of digitally painterly, an abstract re-staging of the original, I build a finely balanced bridge to contemporary art without disenchanting.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
The trigger for my abstract-baroque serie of works was a visit to the Würzburg Residenz in Germany in 2016. Overwhelmed by the opulent ceiling frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Antonio Giuseppe Bossi and Johannes Zick inside the Baroque castle, a deep desire arose in me to mirror this splendour of spirituality in the form of an abstract translation into the present. I closed my eyes while looking at the exuberant works on the walls and ceilings, except for a narrow slit of vision, until the figurativeness of the paintings dissolved into abstraction. Thus the foundation stone for my work cycle THE JOY OF BEING was laid.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
In my opinion, good art is timeless and at the same time enables reflection on the respective present moment. It touches on an emotional level, inspires the viewer and encourages him to pause and to contemplate.
What is the role of the artist today?
From my personal point of view, all forms of art are expressions of human existence. They are instruments for dealing with the past and at the same time have a dimension directed towards the future through visionary content, that can be guiding for the further development of society. This is why it is particularly important for an artist to use his/her possibilities of artistic expression in a respectful and responsible manner. In our multi-ethnic world, art therefore has a particularly high status. At best, it is an engagement to support integration and to highlight the positive elements of cultural diversity. In this sense, art is an invitation to a dialogue between the most diverse cultures and it offers the opportunity for self- reflection – for the artist and also for each recipient.
OVERTURE TO A FANTASTIC DREAM
- Digital Neo Painting, Fine Art Print on Alu Dibond 190 x 120 cm
GOLDEN GLOW OF CONFIDENCE - Digital Neo Painting, Fine Art Print on Alu Dibond 95 x 170 cm
FESTIVAL OF A MAGNIFICENT TRANSFORMATION - Digital Neo Painting, Fine Art Print on Alu Dibond 104 x 160 cm
EUPHORIA II - Digital Neo Painting, Fine Art Print on Alu Dibond 180 x 145 cm

 


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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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Richard Chalquest

"I have been doing digital art for over ten years. I use Painter software with a few attachments to produce art pieces. I primarily create abstract art but do vary the format according to my interests such as a love for flowers. I have developed more than 200 digital art pieces."

Planets - Digital media 36 x 36 in.

"My life’s work has always been in research. I spent many years as a very serious photographer and after retirement transferred to digital art. When I started working with digital art, it was a very new field and I had to learn from tutorials for photography and adapt the techniques to art pieces. Later, specific software was developed which has made my work much simpler and has extended the horizon of potential art pieces."

Richard Chalquest is an American artist living and creating in San Diego.

Mellow Mood - Digital media 30 x 48 in.
More - Digital media 24 x 36 in.
Blue Squares - Digital media 24 x 40 in.
Face - Digital media 24 x 48 in.

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Lawrence R. Allen

"Something comes over me. I hear it calling me. It has to be done. My favorite quote: "I’m not everybody, I’m me, Elizabeth Taylor." - Butterfield 8

Outside Property - Digital media 24 x 30 in.

“I consider myself a Digital and Mixed Media Artist. Some of my work has appeared in: Important World Artists, A World Of Art 2, two art shows with Los Angeles For Digital Art. I have a page in a catalog and 1 image display for Art San Diego as well as a 2-page spread in the e-magazine WWAM 1.”

Ongoing Trip - Digital media 36 x 25 in.
Spicy Jazzy - Digital media 30 x 21.5 in.
Little Fishy - Digital media 24 x 24 in.
Lovers - Digital media 36 x 27 in.

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Aleksandra Sheren

"In my work I am pursuing to explore sensuality and otherworldliness of humans. I am mixing photography, digital art, videography, and sometimes sound. My portraits show how I see who people are when nobody is looking at them, their inner search for freedom, and their answer to this search."

Healing - Portrait and mixed media

An artist and film producer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aleksandra Sheren received her second degree from the International School of Photography and Cinema. She has been numerously featured in 'Photographize Magazine' and included in the 'Photographize Magazine Annual book', as well as published at the Marvelous Art Magazine. Sheren has exhibited at Agora Gallery, New York, at the Photo D’Femme Contest “Seeing Women” exhibitions in France, and had an online exhibition in the Marvelous Art Gallery. She has been featured as an emerging artist to watch for by ArtConnect, a platform for contemporary art worldwide. Her style is leaning most towards photo surrealism, but not confined to it. Besides her photo art, Sheren is currently working on a project in filmmaking.

Healing II - Portrait and mixed media
A Rose - Portrait and mixed media
Low Key Esoteric Portrait - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
The Window - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Sensual Venus: Freedom - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Mars in Libra - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Erotic Sci Fi - Portrait and mixed media
Calming the Storm - Portrait and mixed media
The Power of Silence - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Praying to my Moon: Self- Portrait - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Cello Moon - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
State of Mind - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Morning Dream - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Pomegranate - Caravaggio style - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)

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Raúl Vega

Raúl Vega is a photographer and digital artist based in Los Angeles, California.

Untitled thought 40 x 30 in.

"The work I'm doing wasn't possible fifteen years ago. My work combines elements of Architecture, the mundane, colors and textures that I see, and the cultural iconography that often go unnoticed."

Dancing in the street 30 x 40 in.
Unchartered 36 x 28 in.
Whofomania 30 x 40 in.
Only 40 x 30 in.

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Lize Krüger

"I am passionate about giving a voice to the sometimes voiceless. Mostly children who are victims of a system that does not protect them, refugees and mental health issues. This is what drives me, and not being an orator, this is my most effective way of communicating my concerns."

Lize is always curious about ’man’ and his/her thought processes. She prefers to delve deep into the psyche of humans and their circumstances and struggles. Despite that, she always seeks and finds meaning and beauty in the most painful situations and darkest nights of our existence.

Current issues of the day, addressing injustice, creating awareness about certain aspects of life, for instance, mental health, abuse, fear, angst, loss and grief, are all issues that she aims to convey in her work. She feels passionate about the global refugee crisis, the increasing suicide rate, growing intolerance and the threat of the global rising of fascism.

In other words, her work is mostly about the human condition, regardless of age, race, culture, or religion. She feels that she needs to give it an image, make it concrete. Lize confronts her viewer, without scaring him/her away. It is usually seen as depressing topics or themes by the general public. To her, it is part of Life. She aims to turn these unspeakable and unapproachable topics into life-and love-affirming works.

Lize has to dig deep into her own psyche and confront her own fears and demons in order to tackle these themes with authenticity.

Lize received her BA in Fine Art Degree in 1988 in South Africa.

She had numerous solo exhibitions and partook in various group exhibitions through the years. In the early 2000s and before she moved to the UK in 2014, she taught art lessons to students of a quadriplegic facility, and a center for underage rape victims. After a silence of ten years, she started her career in the arts again in 2018, by accepting a Commission from the Directors of The Lost Gardens of Heligan

* Inclusion in the 3rd Annual Women Artists - 15th Quarterly Art Competition 2020, Online Juried Art Exhibition.

* 44Degree Art Exhibition - solo, 2020

* Castle Gallery - solo - 2020 https:// www.framingcastle.co.uk/castle-gallery

* To be featured in “The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists."


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Garry D Harley

"These Digital Fine Art Prints were created using hand-drawn methods. I find my work does not always fit into predetermined definitions now used in the art industry, these images are not the result of digital photograph manipulation or automation generating software."

RED GATE NO.1 - Digital fine art print (pigment ink on paper) 24 x 24 in.

Select Awards, Exhibits and Publications

- Finalist Certificate, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Artist of the Year International Competition 2019 – Digital Print, DREAMING with AGNES MARTIN NO.23.

- Work published in Circle Quarterly Art Review / 3, page 110, Circle Foundation for The Arts, Lyon, France, Spring 2018 edition.

- Honorable Mention Award, Artist of the Year Award 2017, Circle Foundation For the Arts, Lyon, France.

- Lecture – Art and Politics, Lowell’s Artist Working Group Lecture Series, ALL-Gallery, August 2017

- Work Published in PAINT PULSE Magazine, ISSUE 6, Winter 2016-2017, pages 4 & 5

- Work published in CREATE Magazine, Winter 2016 Issue, pages 106-109

- ALIENATION, National Juried Show, Show Creator and Manager for The Loading Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts, August 2016

- The Intersection of Art and Politics, By Professor Ken Reker, Garry Harley, and Professor Catherine Leisek – National Education Association-Higher Education Journal-THOUGHT & ACTION, Winter 2017

- Numerous Articles related to Two Harley Digital Paintings in the STATE OF THE UNION Art Show at Salem State University including ‘The Daily Beast," Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, Boston Globe, Salem News

- Lecture – Fitchburg State University, Antoni Gaudi - Humanities Department, February 2015

BLUE CREVICE FLUIDIZATION SERIES NO.1 - Digital fine art print (pigment ink on paper) 24 x 24 in.
IMPLIED STRUCTURE RED NO.1 - Digital fine art print (pigment ink on paper) 24 x 24 in.
RED WINDOW NO.1 - Digital fine part print (pigment ink on paper) 24 x 24 in.
RED CREVICE FLUIDIZATION SERIES NO.1 - Digital fine art print (pigment ink on paper) 24 x 24 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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