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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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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