Ping He

"The world is very huge and the universe is vast without boundaries. When perceiving the power of celestial bodies and deities, I found the invisible Shape, Color and Light. It presents its power in the inanimate architectural movement which I’m exploring and am very joyful for."

P Series 01 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm

Mr. Ping He 和平 was born and living in Shanghai, China where he studied at the Art and Design Dept of Dong Hua University.

Tel: 0086-13661635368

E-mail: phelley_he@163.com

Web site: www.artpinghe.com

Instagram: www.ping_he_artist

 

Select Exhibitons

2019 May - London Art Biennale (https://www.londonbiennale.co.uk/artist/ping-he)

2019 - Enter into Art by Kurt Gerd Ries + Gabriele Walter, Germany

2018 Nov. –  Group exhibition in Xuhui Art Museum in Shanghai.

2017 Apr-May ---- VIVA Valletta International Visual Art Festival, solo exhibition in The MILL B’KARA

(http://viva.org.mt/mevents/three-perfect-things)

2016 Sep. -  Solo exhibition in ST JAMES CAVALIER, Valletta, Malta http://www.kreattivita.org/event/wirja-ta-he-ping-persistence-of-form/

2015 May - Solo exhibition in Madrid, Spain at China Culture Center

2015 Feb -  Solo exhibition in Malta at China Culture Center

2014 Dec. - Exhibition in Berlin, German at China Culture Center

2007 Nov. -Attending The 11th Shanghai Art Fair 2007

1999 Sep. - Group exhibition in Stephen Gang Gallery in New York

1997 Jan. 1-7 - Solo Exhibition in New Shanghai Library opening ceremony

1992 Feb. - Group exhibition in Shanghai Duo Yun Xuan Gallery

Publications

2019 - 100 Artists of the Future - Art Book by Contemporary Art Magazine www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/100-artists-of-the-future

2018 Aug. - Another Artistic Universe by StudioByblos https://issuu.com/studiobyblos/docs/ping_he

2018 Jan. 03 - Contemporary Art Curator  http://www.contemporaryartcurator.com/he-ping/

2017 Dec. 12 Ping He  - My artistic Diary by studioByblos https://issuu.com/studiobyblos/docs/ping_he_issuu

P Series 02 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm
P Series 03 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm
D Series 01 - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 55 cm
P Series 04 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm

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Anthony M. Grimaldi

"As an artist, I am inspired to create not a replication of what I see, but what I would like to see and wish to see. I try to impart a unique characterization to each and every object, place, and person that I interpret artistically. My work is beyond a recognition of subjects, but an appreciation of them."

Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing - Pencil 11 x 17 in.

"I am a resident of New York City, a metropolis of successful and starving artists of every stripe and persuasion. I am content to be either, but never to be neither. My technique of combining and blending illustration with digital art allows virtually no limits for what my imagination is inspired to create, enabling me to design with unlimited creativity and visual imagination. With my technique, I offer greater flexibility, variety, and choices that assure maximum artistic achievement and impact in every design for every client.

I possess a ubiquitous online presence as a legitimate freelance artist, am a member of major social media and portfolio sites, and I am willing to utilize those resources to market, promote, and advertise all projects I may be directly involved with.

I am technologically equipped to submit finished projects online through email, Dropbox, Hightail, OneDrive, Send Anywhere, and WeTransfer, easily allowing me to work remotely."

Overcome - Charcoal & Chalk 12 x 18 in.
She - Charcoal & Chalk 12 x 18 in.
The Who - Digital media 8.5 x 11 in.
Tale From A Foxhound Beagle Named Bailey: Are We Going To The Lake? - Colored Pencil & Digital media 8.5 x 11 in.

Anthony M. Grimaldi attended the Web Design & Interactive Media of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online and holds MS Office Specialist Certification / MS Excel Specialist Certification from The Institute for New Age Training and AS - Visual Communications & Graphic Design/Illustration by Katherine Gibbs.


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Zbryk

“My work consists of highly stylized pen and ink compositions, imbued with an "Escheresque" nuance, and a Dr. Seuss sense of fantasy. The viewer is immersed in iconic and ambiguous architectural elements, exhibiting travels abroad that combine nature, music and form into dynamic works of art.”

Dissertationen von Deutschland - Pen and ink72 x 34 x 1 in.

Raised near Denver, Colorado, American artist Scott Zbryk served in the US Navy submarines from 1971-73 and built a career in Architecture for 26 years. Returning to college at age 50, he earned a BFA from Metro State College of Denver in 2008 and MA (Hons) degree in Fine Arts from Regis University, Denver, Colorado (2014.) Zbryk currently resides in Evergreen, Colorado, creating artwork in his studio/gallery. Zbryk's work is influenced by a range of artists; from the skewed perspectives of M.C. Escher, the sculptural frolic of Red Grooms, the surreal atmospheres of Salvador Dali, and the whimsical environments of Dr. Seuss.

Contemplations of Paris - Pen and ink 39 x 51 x 2 in.
Athenian Spiral - Mixed media 48 x 30 x 12 in.
Tree House Highway to Heaven Blues - Mixed media 44 x 30 in.
Tree House Musician Blues - Mixed media 50 x 36 x 2 in.

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Paul Kingsley Squire

“For me, art and music have always served as a form of escape, toward a freedom of sorts. I am expressing an inner state of being, a yearning for other worlds and realities, whether through painting, digital art, drawing or music composition.”

Shelter from the Storm - Oil on canvas 122 x 92 cm

Across each medium, Squire's artistic signature retains a consistent ethereal quality and boasts polish and thoughtfulness that allows ideas of psychology, nature, and consciousness to be pondered by each viewer.

“SUPERNATURE” is a series of abstract landscape paintings which use thick layers of oil paint to create textures and depth. Paul is interested in how the medium of oil paint can be used to create effects and suggest forms within the painting itself.

These landscapes generate an otherworldly yet naturalistic image, leaving the subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create paintings using experimental techniques, producing work that is abstracted and expressionistic. The rhythmic weaving of the brushstrokes creates energy and flow, enhancing the suggestion of a natural process creating swirling mists and organic forms.

“METAMORPHICA & The Danse Macabre” is a series of works that draws inspiration from mythology, symbolism, pop culture and contemporary fashion. These animal headed hybrids and dead beat fashionistas mix humans with paganistic totemism and skeletal decadence, resulting in a highly stylised ultra modern icon.

Using a digital pen & tablet, a framework is digitally drawn in exquisite detail and then meticulously colored, to create the finished artwork.

Continuing the themes of Metamorphosis "SPACETOURS 2149" journeys into outer space, meeting the strange inhabitants of a universe teeming with life. An ongoing portfolio of pencil drawings explores the interlinking relationship between natural landscapes with human and animal forms, combining detailed drawings of woods and trees within silhouette outlines.

Orb 1 - Pencil on 200 gsm paper 42 x 59.4 cm
The Danse Macabre - Digital pen & tablet - prints available as perspex & Giclee editions
Human Nature 2 - Pencil on 200gsm paper 42 x 59.4 cm
Paint it Black - Digital pen & tablet - prints available as perspex & Giclee editions

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Zephyra Vun

"How do we challenge our understanding of architecture + design as it relates to the self, process, and scale? Rooted in translating design ideas through more relatable conditions, my work imaginatively expresses architecture as a concept through the subjective context of visual art."

Union Bank Building - Acrylic paint and charcoal on canvas 37 x 37 in.

Zephyra Vun is the Founder of anARCHI design, a multi-disciplinary, solo art studio in Winnipeg, Canada participating in architecturally inspired art projects, live art performances, and curator of public art events and exhibitions. She is also the Executive Director of Design Quarter Winnipeg, an innovative initiative aimed at promoting authentic, local retail and design culture in Winnipeg, by curating a destination experience of our walkable downtown districts.

Vun received her Environmental Design Degree (2009) and Masters of Architecture Degree (2011) from the University of Manitoba. She is an ambassador for accessible art and design and strives to advocate inclusive public engagement with these creative disciplines. She maintains a strong presence in the fine arts field, exhibiting her work internationally as a member of International Contemporary Artist Curator as well as with representation by New York Art Productions.

Vun’s portfolio of artwork is always architecturally inspired. Her work emphasizes the importance of hand-crafted authenticity in today’s digital age and humanizing the creative process to preserve originality. Her work often discloses the creation process as a prominent feature. The notion of scale, and how our bodies participate in art and in architecture, is also very present in her work. As such, “the self” becomes a consistent point of origin across Vun’s portfolio.

As an architecture graduate, Vun possesses a solid understanding of the importance of hand-crafting and drawing. Vun believes the digital-dependency and declining relevancy of handcrafting in the contemporary arts and design industries not only negatively affects how art is perceived, putting little emphasis on the importance of genuine, humanized creation, but also conveys the process of design as more of a service than an art form. As such, Vun strives to intensively connect and immerse herself personally within every piece she creates.

Decimal - Acrylic paint, ink and charcoal on canvas 14 x 14 in.
Downtown - Acrylic paint on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Here Is The House - Pencil on paper 24 x 36 in.
346/348 Arbuthnot Street - Pencil on paper 20 x 40 in.

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Grit Boss

“For me, painting means seeking, seeing - a process of maturation and development, marked by love for nature and life. Experimenting with light, shadows, forms always captivates me anew, I am in love with the intoxication of colors!”

Rhees am Rhein - Acrylic 100 x 80 x 2 cm

"I have been painting my whole life. I paint every day for the past six years. I have exhibited widely and received nominations for the Palm Art Award 2017, 2018; Kitz Award 2018, presented one work at Artbox / Projects 2018 and the CFA Artist of the Year Award 2019. Works are presented in 2018 at the collection point 02, MyShow Verlag and in the Art Compass Himmelblau 2018."

Eiscalla - Acrylic 100 x 80 x 4 cm
Feldsteinkirche Marsow - Acrylic 60 x 80 x 4 cm
Blätterleuchten - Acrylic 60 x 80 x 4 cm
Ein schöner Wintertag - Acrylic 80 x 60 x 4 cm

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Catherine Pickop

"The process of my art making is a way to express my personal response to the world around me with a distinct technique and style. It is a profound self-communication and a visual representation of my mind."

Reconcile #1 - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on scored watercolor paper 113 x 165 cm

Repetition, stillness, and rhythm are essential elements in Catherine Pickop’s work. She is particularly interested in how art can help to express internal emotions and rationalize inner thoughts. She began using coffee residue as a material in her art-making, exploring feelings consciously and subconsciously as a method of self-discovery. Her works become a visual reflection of her mind, the process of her art-making describes how she sees the world, reconstructed on paper in minimal abstract form.

After exploring different media through her early stage, she is now more focused on drawings with natural mineral pigment and coffee residue. She created her own method and gesture of rubbing natural mineral pigment on paper which is a direct and intimate way of painting. Each painting evolves from a combination of carefully planned structure and the immediate sensation of application and removal of pigment. The carefully calibrated neutral tones create complex spatial compositions which invite the audience to appreciate movement and subtle variations of color.

Catherine Pickop lives and works in Hong Kong.

Rhythm - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on pencil drew watercolor paper 76 x 56 cm
Last Night I Dreamt of Macondo - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on scored watercolor paper 56 x 76 cm
The Counterpart - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on scored watercolor paper 38 x 28.5 cm
Eccentric - Mineral pigment and coffee residue rubbed on pencil drew watercolor paper 56 x 76 cm

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Daisuke Okamoto

Daisuke Okamoto’s drawing “OKAINA IMAGE” investigates the cycle of life in the complex, biomorphic, narratives of the organic. Influenced by all that are sci-fi, nationalism and psychedelic culture; Okamoto’s drawings are intricate systems of penmanship.

Flying Whale - Mural

Raised in Tokyo, Japan, and currently living and working in Los Angeles, Daisuke Okamoto's art represents identity and transformation. With an intense passion for intricate ink line drawings, Okamoto has been known to work over a year on a single piece.

Represent LA Mural
Mushpace - Ink on paper 15 x 20 in.
The Deep Sea Fish - Ink on paper 6 x 6 in.
The Beginning of Love - Ink on paper 11 x 14 in.

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Gregory Dubus

"Procuring pure emotions by creating complex geometric structural compositions made of endless and different triangle architectures and procuring reflections by associating duality of antinomic concepts coexisting together in harmony."

Relax - Painting 86 x 112 cm

French-born artist, Gregory Dubus lives in The Netherlands and specializes in drawing and painting geometrical abstract compositions for more than 25 years. Dubus has been influenced by the Suprematist art movement (basic forms and limited range of colors) and by various artists like Herbin (language codification), Mondrian (lines and structures), Vasarely (organization and movement), Matisse (use of atypical technique) and Monet (the same theme painted multiple times).

His objective is to procure pure emotions to the viewer by creating complex geometric structural compositions made of endless and different triangle architectures and procuring reflections by associating duality of antinomic concepts coexisting together in harmony: Feelings vs thinking; Simplicity vs complexity; Monotony vs diversity; Facility vs difficulty; Planning vs spontaneity; Visible vs invisible; Conscious vs unconscious; effort vs ease…

Dubus' technique is exigent because it requires a lot of patience, rigor, and precision. Indeed, each of the drawings and paintings is made freehand (no ruler used) and often requires up to 100 hours of work. His technique is atypical also because he makes a drawing first on a folder to then makes a large acrylic painting, using the coloring method to make it an entirely different picture even if using the same main lines.

Withering Heights - Painting 86 x 112 cm
Resiste - Painting - 85 x 115 cm
Air from G String - 93 x 123 cm
Logical Song - Painting 85 x 115 cm

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Monica Lee

"My inspiration comes from photography. I like black and white photographs because of their classic quality. Thus, my drawings are in black and white. I like the idea of using something as simple as a pencil to create a piece of art. My style emphasizes the details and textures of the subject matter."

Kevin - Graphite 21 x 31 in.

Malaysian artist, Monica Lee (b. 1979) worked as a digital imaging artist for her father's advertising photography studio for 12 years. It wasn't until 2013 that she decided to pick up a pencil again, just for fun, quickly to realize that she still loved drawing. Quitting her job, she started her journey as a full-time artist.

Growing up appreciating photography, made the concept of photorealism appealing to her. Specializing in graphite pencils and charcoal, she works from a photograph, recreating what she sees and further exaggerating or emphasizing the details in her drawings. Through her works, she aims to portray the beauty of wildlife animals. In 2015, Monica was named one of 40 Under 40 winners by Perspective, Hong Kong's premier architecture and design magazine. And in 2016, she was the 1st Prize recipient in Realism Animal Category at the American Art Awards. Recently, she participated in a group exhibition “My Tiger Values: The Art of the Tiger” by Balai Seni Maybank.

Tigress and Her Bone - Graphite 21 x 31 in.
Cloudy - Graphite 21 x 31 in.
Majestic Beauty - Charcoal and graphite 35 x 51 in.
Hide and Seek - Charcoal and graphite 23.5 x 35.5 in.

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