Daria Martinoni

"I use photography to deconstruct urban spaces and to play with our perception of reality. I use a multiple exposure approach to create a moment of confusion, but also to convey a sense of calmness in the chaos, and to transfer the scene into a transitional world between reality and dream."

City in the Making - Photograph (on archive paper) 96 cm x 64 cm

Daria Martinoni is an amateur photographer working and living in Zurich, Switzerland. As a Geographer, she uses photography to playfully (de)construct the built urban environment we live in, in order to explore our perception of space (and reality). She experiments with long shutter speeds and several zoom settings in one exposure. With this approach, she aims at questioning our making of the world through experience and knowledge.

Her photography "Swissmill Tower" has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2018 International Photography Awards (@photoawards, @iphotoawards). She has been accepted to the photoSchweiz 19 (www.photo-schweiz.ch), which is the largest photography exhibition in Switzerland. Each year the retrospective provides a representative overview of the past year in Switzerland from a photographic perspective.

Security and Longing - Photograph (on archival paper) 96 cm x 64 cm
Halfway through the Turbulence - Photograph (on archival paper) 48 cm x 72 cm
Memento of an Industrial Past - Photograph (on archival paper) 52 cm x 78 cm
The Steps to Education - Photograph (on archival paper) 96 cm x 64 cm

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August Naude

"I have learned to appreciate the little things that define the worlds and experiences of others -- from being a photographer to living and creating art. In this, I strive to capture the true passion of living the moment and those little things which signal what is so special…"

No More Judgement

After retirement from a successful career in the ICT world, August quickly discovered his immense passion for artistic photography, digital art and low-key and grunge photography. Therefore, it was no surprise when he joined the various training programmes of the “father of digital art,” the famous Sebastian Michaels based in Arizona (USA) who has influenced the artwork of August to a large extent. August also graduated at the New York Institute of Photography with distinction, specializing in Intense Portrait Photography.

August almost got molded in record time, becoming a master in low-key studio work, grunge photo art as well as full blast digital art and artistic photography. His work has been published in over 30 international publications all over the globe of which the latest was a full-blown biography of him in the Austrian based Fine Eye Magazine.

During his artistic journey, August participated (and is still participating) in various group exhibitions and he has received numerous honorary mentions and international prizes for his work. He was invited by Eikon Culture Visual Reflections, being the only South African between artists of over 70 countries to participate in three international exhibitions in Italy. During 2017 to 2019, August has been exhibiting at the Heaven Art Gallery which was based in Arizona and he is still exhibiting at the Blank Wall Gallery, in Athens, Orenda Gallery in Nevada as well as various online exhibitions like Fusion Art Gallery. His work is on display and is accessible internationally. August’s exhibition at Fusion Art during August 2018 walked away with Best in Show in the 3rd Artist's Choice International Juried Art Exhibition.

Photography and the creation of art is not a job for August. It is rather living an artistic life which he is extremely passionate about.

Impact
Letting Go
Queen Of Spirals
Isolated

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Priscilla Dale Jones

“Abstract forms … remembered, dreamed, imagined.”

Coast, Highway 101 - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.

"I took my first photographs as a young child growing up in Coronado, a seaside town near San Diego, California, with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye my father gave me. His enthusiasm for photography inspired me. I am particularly interested in macro photography and in capturing overlooked details and exploring miniature worlds hidden in ordinary objects, and in the relationship of color, light, shadow, form, perception, and imagination.

My abstract photography captures forms of water and variations of light, all interacting with glass. Each image provides an unrepeatable glimpse of water at the macro level, its forms, natural patterns, and chance combinations that constantly change during the process of capturing the image. The images are titled, but they are open to interpretation by viewers, guided by their own intuition, perceptions, experiences, and memories. The images invite an interaction between the image and the imagination of the viewer. The photographer sees one thing in these abstract images. What do you see?"

Woodblock Storm - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.
Shoreline Reflections - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.
Lake View - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.
Ocean Horizon - Digital photograph 36 x 24 in.

American photographer, Priscilla Dale Jones earned her Ph.D. at  University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University, San Diego, California. Today she lives and works in Columbia, Maryland, USA.


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John Trinh

"I paint what I feel strongly about. My mottos are: 'Less is more' (Anonymous), 'It takes a long time to become young.' (Picasso) and   'Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.' (Mother Theresa) ."

Water Lilies Pond - Digital media 60 x 45 in.

Born in Vietnam and living in the USA, John Trinh graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. While studying at the Art Center, he won "Artist of Distinction” award from the National Alliance for Excellence in New York. Since graduation, he has worked for major companies in the field of art and design such as Mattel, as a Senior Visual Designer, and Disney as a Digital Artist. Trinh's work was featured in International Contemporary Masters art books (2010 and 2011) and has two paintings as a part of the permanent collection of the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas. Most recently, he received the Circle Foundation of the Arts Excellence Award and was chosen as one of the 16 Artists To Know in 2019 by Art Patron magazine (California). John Trinh has produced and directed an award-winning documentary titled "Agent Orange: 30 Years Later."

Glistening Night - Digital media 48 x 32 in
A Cityscape - Digital media 48 x 28 in.
Wired-Cityscape - Digital media 48 x 36 in.
Blue Soul - Digital media 48 x 28 in.

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Anne Jeffery

"I photograph the diminutive landscapes of wild and garden flowers, leaves and grasses, and the birds, bugs, and butterflies that dwell within. My montages merge these photographs with clouds, streams, waterfalls, bubbles, and splashes of color. I intertwine multiple layers into a final composition."

Winsome - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.

"Growing up in California, under the spell of such luminaries of photography as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Edward Weston, I was entranced with the photographic process.  After receiving a sensible college degree, I went on to study photography at Brooks Institute of Photography. I left Brooks to begin a career with the Federal Government documenting wildfires for the Bureau of Land Management. During my Federal career, I worked as a photographer, a public relations specialist and National Deputy Director for BLM’s Office of Fire and Aviation. Over the years my work has evolved from documentary photographs into creating fine art multi-layered digital photomontages. 

My photomontages may be composed of up to 70 different layers.  A layer may be an original digital photograph, a digital creation such as flare, fog, stars, shadows, color splashes or a layer may modify another layer by adjusting exposure, hue, saturation, color, and/or texture.

I have studied under some of the masters of photography including workshops with Al Weber, Philip Hyde, Maggie Taylor, and Ysabel LeMay. In addition, I had the great honor of being selected to work as an assistant to Ansel Adams at one of his Yosemite Workshops. 

I was a finalist in the Julia M. Cameron Award for Women Photographers - Alternative Processes 2016 and had my work exhibited at Berlin Foto Biennale - 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography. My work is currently being exhibited at Friedman Memorial Airport, St Luke's Medical Center, 7Fuego Restaurant and Bellevue Public Library.”

Mordor - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Blossoms - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Bouquet - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Florescence - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.

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Angeles Gonzalez

"I use photography as a medium of personal expression in function of the perception that I have for Art. I recreate qualities that represent my vision of human nature — constantly looking inside the light for the shadows. I create a personal style and experiment with a world closer to pictorial art."

VENUS DIVAN - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 70 cm

"I am an Audiovisual Communication professional with more than 20 years of experience working in television, in creation and edition of audiovisuals. In the world of photography, my training is self-taught, my work has evolved through my own research. I started doing Documentary Photography; there was a moment when I wanted to investigate further, and I went into other genres, like fashion photography and later I evolved to Fine Art.

The experience was very positive. I experimented and discovered new ways of capturing, not only moments but subtle details which I could register and forms of expression which I could shape. I became able to create what was in my imagination. Utilizing a unique technique my works require a long and continual gaze.

Inside the many possibilities offered by photographic art, the one that attracts me the most is the portrait, because of the power it has to transmit sensations and emotions, which reach the viewer directly. But I go a step further, because I try to get my photography to have a pictorial appearance so real, that when I contemplate it, put into question that what I am watching is photography or painting.

I consider my photography, emotionally dense and infinite; my art emphasizes fantasy and imagination as a source of aesthetic experience

My professional career focuses on the search for beauty, and through my photography, I try to share my emotions. My last projects have been based on a study through the painting of the great masters of the Baroque and Renaissance; I analyze the use of light in those wonderful chiaroscuros, to use that knowledge in my photography, where my goal is to achieve that mixture between photography and painting.

In my works, the framings, the treatment of the light, the scenery, the whole, get a mixture, that when observing the work printed on canvas surprises that it is photography."

UTOPIA - Digital art printed on methacrylate 100 x 80 cm
FEMME - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 100 cm
NARNIA - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 70 cm
VENUS RENAISSANCE - Digital art printed on canvas 100 x 70 cm

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Zeev Parush

"The philosophical theory of subjectivism says human beings cannot see the world but through their own self-interpretation. I create with the hope that my story pervades into the viewer's self-subjective world. My work is usually comprised of impressionism with some cynical twist.”

The Empty Dance Of Love - Digital painting 70 x 50

Zeev Parush is a self-taught painter, photographer and digital artist from Israel.

Selected Exhibitions

November 2017 - nude, naked - Group exhibition, Cuckoos Nest gallery, Jaffa - Tel Aviv, Israel

October 2017 - Nonplace - Group exhibition, Central gallery, Central bus station, Tel Aviv

July 2015 - Reflections - Group exhibition, Zadik Gallery, Jaffa-Tel Aviv

September 2014 - Images from Books - Group exhibition, Beit Alon gallery, Givataim

July 2014 - Fused Collection - Digital exhibition at the House of Israel, San Diego, USA

December 2013 - SHOO ROT SHOO ROT - Multidisciplinary Art Event the Cat and Dog Night Club, Tel Aviv

September 2012 - Welcome to the Jungle. Group exhibition, Tent Gallery,  Edinburgh

August 2011 - Disposition, Solo Exhibition, The Artists' House gallery, Tel Aviv

May 2011 - Persona Art Festival, Contemporary art show, The Rag Factory, London, UK

May 2011 - Donkey Art Prize, Group exhibition, Via Tortona, Milan, Italy

No Name - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50
The Non Conformist - Digital painting 70 x 50
Babylon - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50
Lord Of The Queen - Digital painting 70 x 50

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Philip McKay

"After years of creating digital art I was still searching what exactly I wanted to achieve and create in my work. I came across the Belgian surreal artist Rene Magritte. When I first saw his work it was then that I wanted to create scenes of idiotic and unreal places."

The Sky Is Falling - Digital media 60 x 60 cm

Award-winning, self-taught digital artist from Liverpool, UK, Philip McKay's art has been exhibited in many art galleries across the world and has adorned book covers for popular authors as well as music album covers.

"Photography was my first interest; street and coastal photography were my main subjects. It was in 1996 that I entered the world of digital art after coming across the work of surreal artist Rene Magritte."

You Got To Be Crazy - Digital media 60 x 60 cm
Above The Clouds - Digital media 60 x 60 cm
Another Life - Digital media 60 x 60 cm
Take My Hand - Digital media 60 x 60 cm

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Greta Schnall

"My main focus is photography with extreme digital editing processing. This means that I am creating pictures and graphics from architectural, natural and abstract subjects with often surreal components. My favorite themes are front facades of modern buildings or parts of them, which I'm digitally editing and finally changing it into an abstract digital creation."

White Village - Digital media 6179 x 5367 px

1964 born Simbach/Inn

1984 Fachhochschulreife in Pfarrkirchen

1989 Examen der Krankenpflege in Eggenfelden

1989 Umzug nach Oberbayern/Chiemgau

2009 Beitritt zum Kunst-Verein “Laufener Palette“, Laufen

 

Development

2006 erweiterte autodidaktische Fotografie in Natur-Pflanzen, Makro-Fotografie

2007 Natur-Landschaft

2008 erweiterte digitale Bildbearbeitung

2010 Gebäude/Bauwerke, Abstraktes, Grafiken

2011 Arbeit mit Texturveränderungen

2013 Arbeit mit Montagen

 

Awards

2013 Docma Award, Thema: “Natürlich!? – Schöner als wahr“, 1. Platz Auszubildende

2015 Weissenburger Fototage, Top 50

2015 Fotoforum Award, Top 50

2018 Finalist Certification bei Spectrum Miami Art Fair Competition

 

Exhibitions

(ständig) in Geschäften und Arztpraxen im Raum Traunstein

(ständig) in der Simsseeklinik in Bad Endorf

2010 Pfaeffikon, Kanton Zürich, Group Exhibition, Thema: “Natur-Makros“

2010 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, Thema: “Kontraste“

2011 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, Thema: “Linie trifft Fläche“

2012 Obing, Gasthof “Zur Post“, Group Exhibition “Kunsttage beim John“

2012 Tittmoning, Seminarhotel “Inspiration“, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, freies Thema

2013 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition, Jubiläumsausstellung des KV Laufener Palette, freies Thema

2013 Zingst, Umweltfestival, Group Exhibition mit DOCMA

2013 Berlin, FotoliaLAB, Group Exhibition mit DOCMA

2013 Landshut, Foto-Galerie Litvai, Group Exhibition, Titel: “Jahresausstellung N° 1”

2013 Landshut, Foto-Galerie Litvai, Solo Exhibition, Titel: “Fantastic House“

2015 Amerang, Rathaus, Solo Exhibition, Titel: “Fantastic House“

2015 Amerang, Rathaus, Group Exhibition, Jubiläumsausstellung des Arbeitskreises “Kunst im Rathaus”

2016 Solingen, Galerie Gecko Klaus Gehrmann, Group Exhibition, Titel: “Schwarz auf Weiß”

2016 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, Thema: “Fremdes und Vertrautes”

2018 Ebersberg bei München, Rathaus, Solo Exhibition, Titel: “Fantastic House”

Wohnen Im Fokus - Digital media 4802 x 6931 px
Old House - Digital media 3236 x 4302 px
Rotes Städtchen - Digital media 5548 x 6548 px
Orange Windows - Digital media 6271 x 7159 px

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Carol Brown

"I observe and dream, resulting in me romanticizing people and places and dealing with them in my idealized state. This can be a bit awkward in life at times, but my journey of self-discovery has taught me to make my idealized world real. And share what I see."

Gray Days And Mondays Duo 2 - Mixed Media 59 x 122 cm

Born in Birmingham, England, Carol Brown relocated to New York City where working in Independent Film helped to develop her style as an artist.  Winning the best director award from the Thanet International Filmmaker Festival in 2010 for her film 'Jamaica Jamaica.'

A solo exhibition in New York City in 2014, won the “Lorenzo il Magnifico Award” at The XI Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy, 2017, ArtTour International's Top Artists To Watch, 2018, participating in "The Shibuya Station Exhibition" Tokyo, Japan March, 2019 and exhibitions in Italy and Paris.

Where's The Beach? - Mixed Media 97 x 66 cm
Gray Days And Mondays Duo - Mixed Media 66 x 97
Slippery When Wet Too - Mixed Media 82 x 91 cm
Gray Days And Mondays Duo 3 - Mixed Media 50 x 89 cm

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