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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Ingrid Steckelberg

Ingrid Steckelberg draws her inspiration mostly from objects and landscapes. She is fascinated by the aesthetics of decay, such as rusting iron or the morbid beauty of rotting wood and crumbling walls. She views her paintings as metaphors, rearrangements and metamorphoses of reality.

Iceberg in Motion I - Mixed Media_32,9 x 48,3 cm

German artist, Ingrid Steckelberg was born in Breslau and lives and works as a freelance artist in Achim. She also works in the artist's colony of Worpswede and Achim. Between 1993 and 2000 Steckelberg received her artistic education in en plein air painting. Along with painting she has engaged in photography. Since 2001 she is a member of the National Association of Artists as well as a member of the artists’ collective ‘ART99’. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and belong to private and public collections. In 2014, Steckelberg received the Volksbank Cultural Prize.

Terra Incognita I - Mixed media 32,9 x 48,3 cm
Under Waterworld I - Mixed media 29,5 x 40,6 cm
Without title - Mixed media 32,9 x 48,3 cm
Carnevale di Venezia II - Mixed media 29,5 x 40,6 cm

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Jean-Marie Renault

Interception - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Born in Cameroun and living in Montreuil, France, Jean-Marie Renault studied art at Paris University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne - Higher National School of Applied Arts

Mirada - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 120 cm
L’empreinte du Passé - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Connexion - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Combien de Temps - Digital media

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Margarita Taliadorou

“Painting is my joy of life.”

Fall - Acrylic 70 x 50 cm

"I am a Greek artist who was born in Cairo, Egypt but grew up and studied in Switzerland. During my years in Switzerland, I learned the craft of China painting and decorating. At the age of 23, I moved to Greece, my homeland, where I worked for 25 years as an electrical engineer. I studied painting in the workshop of the Greek painter, Charalampos Psychakis. While pursuing my interest in painting, I began writing and illustrating children’s books."

Mountains - Acrylic 120 x 100 cm
Bird - Watercolor 34 x 23 cm
Landscape - Acrylic 100 x 90 cm
Boy and Dog - Acrylic 50 x 35 cm

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Margarita Makarova

“I am a digital artist. I use photos and digital paintings to create. My work is based on ideas that most times do not reflect reality. I use any digital tool to create my art pieces. It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how "The main thing is to express the state of your brain, no matter what it is currently filled with. The artist is part of this world, and all his images have a right to exist, because they certainly will not bring harm."

Meditation - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Russian artist, Margarita Makarova lives in Moscow and is largely self-taught in painting and a Historian. Auction Drouot sold her paintings in Paris and Al Fayed bought a collection of 7 paintings about Princess Diana which are now located in London.

"I mastered the technique of hyperrealism in museums and libraries. Now I work in variation styles, creating my own - the style of conceptual chaotic absurdity."

The Abduction of Europe
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Harmony - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Hope and Melancholy - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Expression - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm

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Ilona Abou-Zolof

“I am a digital artist. I use photos and digital paintings to create. My work is based on ideas that most times do not reflect reality. I use any digital tool to create my art pieces. It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is.”

Red Lips - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi

"I love photography and photo artistry because it makes me see the world, my environment and people in a very different way. I find myself becoming much more observant and appreciative of everyday things.

I can see beauty all around me.

I am at a stage where I think of myself as an image-maker rather than an image-taker and a digital artist. I will get an idea; take images I can use to fulfill my idea. I have as much fun taking the images as I have to process them in Lightroom and Photoshop afterward. I use the digital tools to convert my photos into digital artwork.

I pushed myself beyond this point of comfort. I started to learn how to use digital painting to convert my images and composites into paintings. I enjoy learning new ways of making my art different. It is good to evolve and move on, not to get boring to your viewers or bored with yourself."

Zarah's Troubles - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi
Aniyah walking at Night - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi
On The Edge - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi
Betsy Confined - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi

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Marty Jones

“Capturing moments. Finding Dreamers. Illustration: Life as you perceive and interpret it. I've worked as a freelance commercial artist for over 40 years; all of my illustrations are realistically-styled. My preferred media is digital painting. I also provide video editing and photo retouching services.”

Jurassic World - Digital manipulation 22 x 33 in.

Capturing moments. Finding Dreamers. Illustration: Life as you perceive and interpret it.

"I don't remember a time that I didn't draw. I began drawing "seriously" in High School and intended to become a Technical Illustrator. Lack of planning and foresight led me to a degree in Architecture, instead of an education in Art. Further distractions, such as "lack of work" led me to two construction-related careers. Nonetheless, I've worked as a freelance commercial artist and designer for over 40 years, finding little time for book illustration until 1988, when a ruptured appendix and a brush with death caused me to re-evaluate my goals and priorities. I realized that my future wasn't predictable; it was time to be intentional about my career as an illustrator.

I've worked as a freelance commercial artist & designer for over 40 years. I’ve exhibited my work in several local and national shows; one-man exhibitions, and I have two illustrations in the permanent collection of the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas. My preferred media is digital painting. 

As of this writing, I’ve illustrated seven children’s books, two books for adults, created numerous illustrations for a variety of clients, including Scholastic Inc. and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. In 2015, I added digital publishing to my business."

 

Website: mjarts.com

My retail store can be viewed at https://society6.com/mjartscom

Author pages: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B016GG2LPS

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B016GG2LPS

...and the monstrous creatures of whales, Promotional image - Digitally-colored graphite drawing, digital manipulation 36 x 36 in.
Ashes of Hiroshima, Unpublished graphite image - Digital manipulation from a Hiroshima Diary 22 x 22 in.
The Unwritten Adventures of Tegan Jovanka - Digital promotional image 24 x 26 in.
Green Tree Colorado Series - Digitally-colored graphite drawings 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."

Nautilus Universe: Meets Branching - Digital media 100 x 100 cm

Eriko Kaniwa is a digital artist at Sensegraphia, Japan. Sensegraphia is a conceptual redefinition of photography, in which the visual aesthetics of the photograph are used to develop and express the sense of nature that enables us to recognize that humans are a part of nature and that we are centrally involved in nature's - even the universe'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.

Kaniwa spent two years exploring the symbols of Japanese nature worship, after a period of TV program production and social venture 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, Eriko 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.

Eriko also creates digitally enhanced abstract artwork based on her unique philosophy. Her work has been displayed at galleries in London and New York, as well as at the art fairs and international exhibitions such as Fotofever Paris and Barcelona Foto Biennale. She and her artworks have been featured in magazines such as British GQ online, London Life, Wired and more.

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

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