Margarita Felis

"I completed classical studies and I try to unite my skills with contemporary art. My favorite genre is nude because of the beauty of the human body; form and shape. I try not to redraw people but to interpret. Colors are very important to me. In a nutshell, I try to represent emotions and ideas through images."

Dread - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 55 cm

Education

2007-2013 training at the Academy of Fine Arts named after Repin, painting faculty

1998-2002 studying in evening drawing classes of Repin’s Academy of Fine Arts

1900-2002 worked in the field of design

1986-1989 studying in College of Culture in St-Petersburg

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

Solo exhibition in Narva Art Museum, November 2018-December 2019, Narva, Estonia

Solo exhibition in Union of Artists, St-Petersburg 2016-2017

Solo exhibition in ArtHub residence Kingman AZ USA

Solo exhibition in Union of Artists, St-Petersburg 2015-2016

Solo exhibition in art residence Paul Artspace, America, MO 2015

Solo exhibition in DeDis Gallery 2014, St-Petersburg 2014

 

Artist Residencies

ArtHub residence in Kingman AZ USA from May to August 2016

Paul Artspace USA 2015 August, September www.paulartspace.org

Romania Sibiu with Dacia Gallery www.daciagallery.com USA 2015 July

Woman with long hair - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 110 cm
Eruption - Acrylic on canvas 130 x 170 cm
Cows - Acrylic on canvas 160 x 230 cm
Nude on a sofa - Acrylic on canvas 110 x 160 cm

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Mira Seeman

International Israeli artist, Mira Seeman paints original oil paintings that have been exhibited widely in Israel, Vienna in Austria, Zurich in Switzerland, the Florence Biennale in Italy and to be shown soon Art Expo New York.


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Nadra Jacob

"I develop my work from subjectivity, from the abstract, creating an alternative, different, invented reality, sometimes unique and cheerful. Creating art, whatever the medium, makes me happy. This feeling is what dominates my trade. I am inspired by the mystical, the divine, nature, people..."

Feathers appears when angels are near - Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm

Visual artist, Nadra Jacob was born in Santiago de Chile. She is Certified by the Museum of the Americas, Florida, USA, International Art Consultant and Representative in Chile for the same museum. Nadra was mainly self-taught until 1998 when she took formal studies at different art institutions and learned different techniques including drawing the human figure, pastels, oils and more. She holds a diploma in Art from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Nadra has exhibited in Chile and abroad.

"I develop my work from subjectivity, from the abstract, creating an alternative, different, invented reality, sometimes unique and cheerful. Creating art, whatever the medium, makes me happy. This feeling is what dominates my trade. I like to connect with the viewer through my work and provoke a reaction in it. Art cannot seduce without the complicity of who is experiencing it. In my investigative work, I observe my daily environment, I am inspired by the mystical, the divine, nature, people. I like to explore new techniques. The most recent works I have conceived with the desire that the image reflects the invisible, that world that is not far away and that connects us with another reality and abstracts us from everyday life."

Nude Fauvista I - Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm
Searching beyond today - Watercolor on Fabriano paper (300 gr) 23 x 31 cm
Wait - Oil on canvas 27 x 35 cm
Essence - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm

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Paul Dettwiler

"As a young artist in the 1970s, my favorite painters were from the Renaissance and Baroque era. In the 1980s I was inspired by surrealism. Today, I have no particular favorite since my paintings are a result of my multidisciplinary background from architecture, philosophy and research."

Suite Dijon Tarot - Oil/tempera on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Of Swiss and Swedish nationality, Paul Dettwiler has a 40-year experience of painting predominantly motifs of urban environments as well as in a surrealistic style. Dettwiler holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and has worked as a researched, architect, restorer and fine art painter.

His education and work have mainly taken place in Switzerland and Sweden; including Chalmers University of Technology, various studios of painters and restorers like Hans Nordenström, Graham Stacy, Acke Jansson and Bror Stawe. Dettwiler has exhibited work in Sweden (Karlskrona and Karlshamn) in 1980, 1981, 1982 and in Switzerland 1985 at Galerie d’Arfi, Spring exposition as well as the Galerie Collis in Lausanne, 1992.

Paul Dettwiler has lead scientific research and also produced multiple artworks on the theme of ancient windows as a cultural part of our civilization.

"In recent years my public presence consists of web exhibitions and publications in art magazines and scientific journals. As a trained researcher, architect and painter I am not only interested in ancient city cores but also various human events, activities and movements in spaces between buildings. My paintings have themes of historic cityscapes in Central and Northern Europe as well as themes within mythology, psychology and surrealism. In recent years I have also produced paintings and illustrations on the theme of the Tarot deck.

In principle my paintings are produced with the same technique as was commonly used in Europe during Renaissance and Baroque era; namely the “glazing technique” i.e. multiple transparent layers that consist of various oils, oil colour, Venetian turpentine and egg tempera."

Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, Exit 13 February 1883 - Oil/tempera on canvas 75 x 75 cm
Untold Stories of Zürich II - Oil/tempera on canvas 60 x 60 cm
EXIT; San Marco senza Campanile - Oil/tempera on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Untold Stories from Copenhagen II - Oil/tempera on canvas 75 x 75 cm

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Silvia Yapur

"I am a mixed media artist. I realized my interest for the Chinese Horoscope, a method of prediction as old as the Chinese culture itself, which at same time, is linked to the animal world. I continue researching and creating inspired works by this millennial astrological system using a variety of media."

The Year of the Dragon - Chine Colle and collage 22 x 30 in.

Born in Argentina and living in Miami, Florida, Silvia Yapur is a mixed media artist, passionate about her daily practice.

"I like to intuitively incorporate different materials in each work."

Yapur's career began with painting which she worked in for several years. She soon began working with textile which changed things.

"I seemed to quickly connect with the special environment created by threads, fabrics, scissors, chalk, measuring tapes and sewing machines that I had been exposed to throughout my childhood sitting on my grandparents' work bench - both were tailors. I was surrounded by artistic craft my entire life as a carpenter's daughter and a live model for a seamstress aunt. It is quite easy for me to fuse textile artisanship with new technologies. I also like paper, ink, magazines; in fact, this was how I came to understand printmaking especially that constant play of negative and positive space.

I assume that my aesthetic language is primarily centered on the creation of collages, using diverse techniques throughout my artistic training and experiences. That’s why, lately, focus on Mixed Media Art, I see as my natural creativity pushes me to experiment with different techniques, which allows me to materialize creations with collage, engraved printmaking, etching and/or textile."

The Year of the Dog - Chine Colle and collage 32 x 20 in.
The Year of the Rat - Collage 27.5 x 19.5 in.
The Year of the Snake - Chine Colle and collage 27.5 x 19.5 in.
The Year of the Horse - Chine Colle and collage 40 x 32 in.

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Brenda R. Fernandez

"I live the creative process as a form of disruption form reality and social exclusion. Returning through form, texture and color, to that what unites us as humankind: The ability to love."

Danza Voraz, 2020 - Acrylic on broken canvas 100 x 80 cm

Brenda R. Fernandez (Brenda Rodriguez Fernández) was born in Mexico City in 1973 and studied Artistic Initiation at the National Institute of Fine Arts of México and then majored in Art at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana. Brenda also studied with Master Luis Nishizawa, in 1997, with whom she learned the handling of multiple painting techniques and procedures.

Her artistic career has led her to exhibit in various venues in México City and throughout the Country: At Cuban Embassy in Mexico, Ateneo Español, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros and several Galleries of the City, as well as Cultural Centers of Chiapas, Tabasco, Baja California, Puebla, among others.

In 2016, Brenda R. Fernandez prepared "Destramando", an art exhibition in which she recreated the layout of her map. Stains, firm lines almost exact, scratches that mold shapes, breaks that design compasses, soft chiaroscuros that denote rhythms, accumulated broken forms summed up to build a construction.

In 2018, she began exploring the use of different techniques, materials and textures, as well as the handling of solid colors into an abstract monochrome, that provokes the spectator to have a wider interaction and dialogue with the artwork. 

In 2019, Brenda R. Fernandez exhibited her artwork at the Contemporary Art Fair Carrousel du Louvre Paris (October), at the Art Fair in Brussels (Nov), at the Modern Art Museum in Vienna (Sept - Jan.) In 2020 significant participation in BADA Mexico exhibition in Mexico City. (Feb). Collective Exhibition in Van Gogh Gallery in Madrid, Spain (Feb), Cologne Paks Gallery in Germany, Vienna Paks Gallery in Austria (Jan – Apr.) 

As a future call, in 2021,  Brenda R. Fernandez will participate in the 2nd BADA México, International Fine Art Cannes Biennale, also in the 2 International Contemporary Art Biennale Basel, Switzerland.

Yuku, 2020 - Mixed media on canvas. 200 x 200 cm
The Love of a Ghost for a Ghost, 2020 - Mixed media on canvas. 200 x 200 cm
Hope Stitches, 2020 - Mixed media on broken canvas 50 x 50 cm
47 Instantes, 2020 - Mixed media on canvas 200 x 200 cm

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Merja Simberg

"I want to arouse emotions and love the process itself. I explore colour and the physicality of the exercise inspires me a lot."

Wavehunter - Ink and acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm

Finnish artist, Merja Simberg studied at the Free Art School from 2006 - 2010.

 

Select Solo Shows

2020   Upcoming: Gallery Aarni, Espoo

2019  "Sparkles On The Sea" The Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki

2019  "Washed Ashore" Gallery UusiKipinä, Lahti

2019  "Bright Days and Starlit Nights" Gumbostrand Konst&Form, Sipoo

2017  "When The Heart Is Not Enough" Allergy House, Helsinki

2016  "The Sleepless" Poriginal Gallery, Pori

2016  "My Home is my Castle" Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä

2016  "Home Sweet Home" G12, Helsinki

2015  "Jalopeuran aika” Naantalin Taidehuone, Naantali

2015  "Sonnets" Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

2014  "Sounds of silence" Malmintalo Cultural Center, Helsinki

2013  "Spell” Gallery UusiKipinä, Lahti

2012  "Drifting across bizarre landscapes" Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

2010  "Hold your horses" Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

 

Select Group Shows

2020  Upcoming: Von Zeidler Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2019-20  Rossocinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy /Shanghai, China

2018  Club Militar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2017   Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka, Japan

2017 "Art Lounge" Espoo Cultural Center, Tapiola

2017   United Nations Headquarters , New York, USA

2016 - 2017 The Corinthian Collection, New York, USA

2015 - 2017 BELA Biennial, Cultural Centro de ICNBF, Penedo / Vassouras, Brazil

2014 "Crisis" Helsinki Artists´ Association, The Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki

2014  “Eight Aspects” Puristamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2014   “A-M-A!” Love!, The Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki

2013  “Surprise" Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

2013   “Moving on" Teijon Masuuni, Teijo

2013  “Pyhäniemi 2013" Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola

2012  “Summertrips and Surfaces" Hovinkartano  Art and Cultural Center, Hauho

2010  “Vapaa Kuvio" Graduation, Sanomahouse, Helsinki

2008  "Epidemic" Pori Art Museum, Pori

 

Art Fairs

Milan International Art Award 2017

EXPO Milano 2015

The Misfit - Ink and acrylic on canvas 140 x 120 cm
Fly Me To The Moon! - Ink and acrylic on canvas 170 x 150 cm
SISU - Ink and acrylic on canvas 130 x 110 cm
The Girl Who Wishes For A Better World - Acrylic and ink on board 100 x 90 cm

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Laura Arca

"I see the world in color. I love to collage and working with colors. I would like to leave something personal to the world and touch as many people as possible.”

Inspiracion - Collage acrylic 120 x 60 cm

Laura Arca was born in Buenos Aires and today lives in Frankfurt am Main. She is a Language Trainer in German and in Spanish. Laura has followed various painting courses including at the Academy in Italy, Germany and Argentina. Laura has exhibited art in Germany, Italy, Prague and at an Art fair in Budapest.

 

Distinctions

Certificate of Participation "WE CONTEMPORARY 2019" - MUSA International Art Space

Certificate of Participation Alerie ARTtime, Italy

Certificate of Artistic Excellence, Circle Foundation for the arts.

Universo - Collage acrylic 80 x 60 cm
Tornado blue - Collage acrylic 120 x 100 cm
Andr1 - Collage acrylic 50 x 40 cm
Hojas - Collage acrylic 30 x 30 cm

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Bernadette Sterk

"I have no intention to portray the models, just to find my own creations/images to express my deeper emotions. I feel lost without the ability to paint. My paintings give me insight knowledge and courage. Hopefully, my art will empower the viewer."

Dare to Speak - Acrylic on professional linen on aluminium frame 90 x 100 cm

Dutch artist, Bernadette Sterk is self-taught in painting and employs the Princeton catalyst as a tool, bringing spectacular development to her technical skills. Sterk has no intention to portray the models, instead she interested in creating images that express her deeper emotions.

"I feel lost without the ability to paint. My paintings give me insight, knowledge and courage. Hopefully, my art will empower the viewer."

Her favorite quote is by Oscar Wilde: "Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter."

Sterk is inspired by all kinds of artworks, sometimes it could be just a stroke of color or texture or lyrics in songs and books. She currently lives in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The Art of Allowing I - Acrylic on professional linen on aluminium frame 90 x 100 cm
In Alignment - Universe Connection - Acrylic on professional linen on aluminium frame 140 x 100 cm
Dare to Survive - Acrylic on professional linen on aluminium frame 140 x 100 cm
The Art of Allowing II - Acrylic on professional linen on aluminium frame 100 x 140 cm

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Billy Moro-Wey

"My eyes see more than the hand can record in a single day. But I integrate select pictorial elements to create unique visual stories, in which my environment, humanity, and technology are blended into a unit."

Global Warming Observer - Oil on canvas 32 x 52 in.

Born in 1950, in Nigeria Billy Moro-Wey's parents wanted him to become a Medical Doctor. Billy studied medicine up to his Freshman year when he deviated to become a self-taught artist for several years before completing his graduate studied in Fine Art in Poland. Billy also earned a two-year Post Grad experience in Architectural Ceramics at the same University of Fine Arts, Poznan, Polland.

Billy has been a High School Visual Arts Teacher with New York City Department of Education for the past 20 years. Over 50 of his students have won Local, National, and International Awards and Prices. Billy maintains both Painting and Ceramic Studios in New York. His works are celebrated in many homes and institutions around the world. He loves telling critical thinking visual stories.

 

Education

Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland.

Post Graduate Experience in Architectural Ceramics from the same University.

Masters in Art Education, New York.

Little Bill - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Love on Earth - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Mother of Life - Oil on canvas 32 x 50 in.
My Friend - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.

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