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
Primitive Life Imagery- Aquatic 1 - Digital media 45 x 60 cm
Mutant - Horned Pigeon - Digital media 70 x 62 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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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."

Pomegranate - Caravaggio style - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)

Russian Photographer and Digital Artist, 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. Sheren has exhibited at Agora Gallery, New York and received an Honorable Mention at the Photo D’Femme Contest “Seeing Women” exhibition. Besides her photoart, she is currently working on a cinematographic project.

The Window - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Sensual Venus: Freedom - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Mars in Libra - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
State of Mind - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
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)
Morning Dream - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Low Key Esoteric Portrait - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)

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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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