Giuseppe Petrone

"My works are inspired by the great masters of the past. I search for uniqueness when choosing a subject for my paintings; I am attracted to peculiarity more than perfection. Two of the main themes of my paintings are torment and hope."

The Torment of the Muse - Soft Pastel on Paper 90 x 60 cm €5000

Giuseppe Petrone, an exceptionally talented painter and pastel artist known for his adeptness with the medium, creates realistic artworks that captivate viewers. Born in 1991, he specializes in dry pastel technique to express his artistic vision.

In 2018, Petrone achieved second place in the prestigious painting competition "Il sacrificio come riscatto" (Sacrifice as Redemption). His talent further shone in 2023, where he earned second place in the pastel category at the esteemed American Art Awards competition and clinched first place at the renowned "Festival dell'immagine" in Martina Franca.

Selected as the guest of honor for Italy at the biennial pastel exhibition in Oviedo, Spain, in spring 2024, Petrone continues to garner accolades. That same year, he triumphed with first place in the pastel category at the esteemed "Art Collectors Choice Awards" competition. Additionally, he was honored with the Pasit Super Prize at the international competition organized by Pasit Pastellisti Italiani in 2024.

Extinguished Sun - Soft Pastel on Paper 39 x 51 cm €3000
The Damned - Soft Pastel on Paper 62.5 x 49 cm €5000
As Long as I Live - Soft Pastel on Paper 100 x 70 cm €8000
The Soul Hopes - Soft Pastel on Paper 80 x 60 cm €6000

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Zuzana Ridzonova (ZuluArt)

“I am an artist focused on cubist. My big inspirations are nature, music, love and my own life.”

Woman with the Mandoline - Oil on Canvas 80 x 60 cm €840

Zuzana Ridzonová (b.1990) is a Slovak contemporary artist who embarked on her artistic journey after graduating from high school at the University of Trnava, Faculty of Education. As a self-taught painter, she developed her distinctive style and primarily showcases and sells her works online, organizing several auctions annually.

Ridzonová's artistic achievements include exhibitions in Polička in 2019 and Paris in 2023. She gained international recognition by securing 5th place in the American Art Awards 2024. Her work can be explored further through this link: American Art Awards 2024.

Moment with You - Oil on Canvas 80 x 60 cm €78
Conversation - Oil on Canvas 80 x 60 cm €780
The Uncle - Oil on Canvas 80 x 60 cm €750
Catch the Sun - Oil on Canvas 80 x 60 cm €850

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Johanne Kourie

"Artistic creation has always been part of my life. My passion is color. The possibility of remaking the world with colors, textures and movement is a real pleasure! Painting is the medium I have chosen to express what I see perceive and feel about what surrounds me. The possibilities are limitless."

Croissant de lune (Moon crescent) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 40.64 cm

Self-taught, professional painter from Montreal, Johanne Kourie has experimented with several mediums over the past few years, such as ink, charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylic. The chemistry of colors fascinates her, she studies and tests them until she obtains the perfect mixture for each work. Nature, mainly the sky and the clouds, is a constant source of wonder, rejuvenation and inspiration. It is particularly found in the impressionist style.

Kourie's works have been exhibited in various places in Canada, notably at the Musée de Charlevoix, the Musée de Vaudreuil, at the Carrefour Culturel Paul-Médéric, Baie-St-Paul as well as in several cultural centers and galleries across Quebec.

On the international scene, her work has been presented in New York, New Jersey, Paris, Venice, Milan, Normandy, Her works can be found in several public and private publications and collections.

Les bleus de Fundy (Fundy blues) - Acrylic on canvas 40.64 x 51 cm
Un matin lumineux (A bright morning) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51 cm
Une nuit chargée (A busy night) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51 cm
Veille de tempête (Storm watch) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51 cm

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Daniela Ament

"The lines - the colors – the shapes
Are symbols
of sensations, thoughts, senses and feelings
all are present here - as parts of me - as parts of a riddle these
this is my way of conversing with myself and with the world around me.
My way of trying to participate in the experiences on my way."

Family - Bronze, Edition of 9, 22 x 43 x 38 cm

Daniela Ament is a self-taught artist living and working in Kiryat-Tivon, Israel. Ament began exhibiting her work in 1995 and has since had about 60 solo and group exhibitions in Israel, France, Canada, Italy and the USA. Her works are permanently placed in public domains such as her sculpture 'Feeling' at the Shiba  Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, and her sculpture 'Desert Dweller' at Kibbutz Yahel, and 'Feelings' and 'Feelings II'  at Naharia Hospital. Featured in art books, including "Creative Artists:  100 Years to Tel-Aviv", Jaffa, "Berliner 17" by Art Management Berlin, "ART Universal" in France, "Art International Contemporary Mag," "The Inspiration International Art Book", 2017, Ament has received notable awards and distinctions including 

Artists at the Jubilee- Michelangelo prize 2016, Rome, Italy, 

Prize Artists at the Castle 2016, Nerola, ITALY

International Prize Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Italy 2019

1st Place Award, Artavita contest, 2019

Learned Lawyer - Bronze, Edition of 7, 45 x 23 x 18 cm
Pay It Forward - Bronze - 1/1, 130 x 65 x 65 cm
With Mom - Bronze, Edition of 9, 30 x 48 x 31 cm
In Isolation - Bronze, Edition of 9, 35 x 28 x 42 cm

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Hiromi Kawano

"More and more, I am creating works that combine photographs of rain and flowers with cities and buildings. Natural landscapes and colors continue to have a positive influence on my work. I like the four seasons of Japan, flowers, trees, leaves, light, rain, raindrops, etc.”

Bamboo story - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px

Hiromi Kawana, Japanese photographer, has been working as a freelance illustrator and designer. Besides the daily work, she was searching for a way to express her style creatively. In the fall of 2015, Hiromi realized that multiple exposure of digital photography was exactly what she had been looking for, marking her start as a visual artist.

In 2018, her work was published in Dutch and British art magazines. From 2020 onwards, Hiromi's work has been featured in art magazines and online galleries in France, Germany, and Canada. Presently, she is exhibiting her work in various exhibitions, including Paris and New York, with the desire to reach a wide audience and share her creations with many people.

Ripple effect - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
Ferris wheel - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
Corridor in memory - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
One summer day - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
Green onion universe - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
Meditation - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
Bamboo - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
One summer day - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px
My dandelion - Multiple exposure photograph 3024 x 4031 px

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Henrique Diogo

"I delight in feeling the invisible. I like the abandonment of form, the dissolution of the material world and subjective meanings. The relationship between conscious and unconscious, religions, geometry and hidden mysteries are my sources of inspiration. I am dedicated to the pursuit of originality."

תִּפְאָרֶת, The 6th Sephirah - Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 x 3 cm, $4,500

Henrique Diogo, a 24-year-old emerging artist from Poços de Caldas, Brazil, is making waves in the contemporary art scene with his unique approach to abstract art. Self-taught and driven by a passion for experimentation, Diogo's artistic journey is guided by mathematical and philosophical principles, creating a fascinating fusion of theoretical concepts in his work.

Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of sources, including religion and geometry, Diogo's art aims to synthesize different historical currents of human thought into a cohesive whole. Through his paintings, he seeks to explore the interconnectedness of various branches of knowledge, inviting viewers to contemplate the underlying unity of existence.

In 2023, at the age of 23, Diogo made his mark on the international art scene with his participation in the group exhibition "Mapping" in Madrid, organized by Galeria Azur. His artwork "The Birth of the Rose" garnered attention for its intricate technique, rich textures, and vibrant chromatic spectrum, captivating audiences and critics alike.

The following year, Diogo showcased his talent at the collective exhibition "Impermanência" at the State of São Paulo's Chamber of Deputies (Alesp), where he presented his piece "Metamorphosys, Reality Created Above the Observation" to politicians and journalists. In a significant moment, Diogo had the honor of gifting his artwork "Minas Gerais" to Nikolas Ferreira, a prominent Brazilian politician hailed as one of the country's most influential young leaders.

As Henrique Diogo continues to explore the intersection of art and philosophy, his work serves as a testament to the power of creativity to transcend boundaries and inspire profound contemplation. With each brushstroke, he invites us to journey into the depths of human consciousness and explore the mysteries of existence.

The Cloud - Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 x 3 cm, $4,500
Reading Between the Lines - Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 x 3 cm, $4,500
Metamorphosys, Reality Created Above Observation - Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 x 3 cm, $4,500
Baptized by Fire and Water - Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 x 3 cm, $4,500

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G A R T N E R

"I would like to retain the time which advances unrelentingly and leave some of my traces in the memory of men ..."

LIBGAR - Mixed media 150 x 200 cm

Born in Antwerp, 1947, Gartner's artistic journey began with a passion for both music and poetry. At the age of nine, he enrolled in a music school, where he explored classical and jazz music. However, it was not long before he turned his attention to writing poetry and composing music, marking the beginning of his creative endeavors.

In 1964, Gartner shifted his focus to visual art, making his first drawings alongside his poetry. His talent was quickly recognized, and in 1966, he won the first prize in a poetry contest held by Belgian Radio Television. This early success encouraged him to continue exploring his artistic expression.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Gartner embarked on a journey of self-discovery, traveling extensively around the world. His travels took him to Brazil, where he had the opportunity to meet influential figures like the singer-poet Vinicius De Moraes. Inspired by the rich cultural tapestry of Brazil and the Amazon rainforest, Gartner began to paint as an autodidact, exploring new forms of artistic expression.

In 1991, Gartner held his first exhibition in the United States, marking a significant milestone in his artistic career. This was followed by collaborations with prestigious galleries, such as Gallery Cédric Van Der Planken in Antwerp. Over the years, Gartner's work has been showcased in numerous art fairs and exhibitions around the world, earning him international acclaim for his unique blend of visual art and poetic sensibility.

In 2012, Gartner made the decision to settle in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he continues to draw inspiration from his surroundings and his diverse cultural experiences. With a career spanning several decades, Gartner's art serves as a testament to the power of creativity to transcend boundaries and connect people across cultures and continents.

The Key - Mixed media 100 x 100 cm
The Empty Bench - Mixed media 80 x 100 cm
NARAS - Mixed media 100 x 100 cm
BAKI II - Mixed media 50 x 50 cm

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Clara de Bobes

"Painting brings me joy. I have painted ever since I can remember. But painting is also a form of expression and that requires an interlocutor. I would like my creations to provoke an emotion in the viewer. I paint my models with curiosity, passion, and compassion."

Give up all hope - Oil on canvas prepared with stucco 81 x 100 cm

Spanish artist, Clara de Bobes received her education in art schools in Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Bilbao  and has had teachers including Tinus Castanyer, Maria Luisa Magraner, Pedro Quetglas "Xam" Ramón Navarro, Hector Orruño, Beatriz Aparicio, Richard Pérez Franco. De Bobes has exhibited widely in Spain as well as in Paris, Biarritz, New York, Tokyo and Venice.

Clara de Bobes draws her inspiration from a file in continuous development of personal photographs and images torn from magazines and newspapers. Her paintings are not a literal interpretation of the photographic sources. The size, presentation and color make them a picture of what we see, with an underlying aesthetic of the visible, with an emotion and passion under the skin of everyday reality, that drags us into the realm of dreams.

Bobes strips the image portrayed and gives it a new identity, not less obvious but intense and faithfully representing the subject, showing his soul from the canvas as we look on.

"Painting brings me joy. I have painted ever since I can remember. But painting is also a form of expression and that requires an interlocutor. I would like my creations to provoke an emotion in the viewer. I paint my models with curiosity, passion, and compassion. Through the process of creation, I get to know them intimately, even if they are an invention: a child of my spirit, my imaginary family. I hope that some of this insight reaches the viewer. Of course, what lies beneath the surface of reality is a mystery. Still, in painting the lives of others are also ours."

Editta y Fred - Oil on canvas prepared with stucco 89 x 116 cm
Farewell - Oil on canvas prepared with stucco 50 x 70 cm
Lady Lobster - Oil on canvas prepared with stucco 81 x 130 cm
The Queen - Oil on canvas prepared with stucco 81 x 116 cm

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John Gambardella

"I am a predominately self-taught artist and a realist by nature, this is expressed in my art. My direction in art is to seek and define new boundaries and to excite and evoke interest in the viewer. My art is my escape, my passion, my reward in life.”

Sunset at Melbourne Docklands - Oil and ink on canvas 90 x 120 cm

Born in Trieste, Italy, artist Gianfranco (John) Gambardella draws from his Italian artistic heritage. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he is predominately a self-taught artist and a realist by nature. Gambardella is inspired by places that surround him or visits in his travels. His love of structure and colour is evident in his reach art palette, using various techniques to create enigmatic compositions in his search for new methods of expression.

Throughout his life, Gambardella has always continued to keep interest and self-development in fine art. Over time, he has been privileged to have exhibited at various notable art awards and exhibitions nationally and internationally. Most recently, Gambardella was the recipient of aMasters Art Award from ArtTour International Inc., which is to be presented in Florence, Italy, 2020, and the Winner Certificate for the Artavita Online Art Contest (New York City, USA), 2020.

Awaiting Clearance - Melbourne Docklands - Oil and ink on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Late Sunset - City Bound, West Gate Bridge, Melbourne - Oil and ink on canvas 90 x 120 cm
Ship to the Rescue - Oil and ink on canvas 90 x 120 cm
Outward Bound from Corio Bay - Geelong - Oil and ink on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Michele Simonetti

“I paint minimalist abstract compositions that explore the relationship between real and imagined worlds, personal and collective memories. By exploring a shared visual language, I discover the fascinating complexity of human perception.”

Untitled [White & Gold] - 2021 - Acrylic, Pumice, Salt, and Gold Leaf on Canvas - 91 x 61 cm - €3,600

Michele Simonetti, born in 1976 in Italy, currently resides and works in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his Masters in Architecture from the University of Florence in 2002, where he cultivated a deep appreciation for architectural brutalism and minimalism. Upon relocating to New York in 2014, Simonetti expanded his artistic interests to encompass the intersection of architecture and contemporary art.

In his painting practice, Simonetti explores the dynamic interplay between abstraction and representation, delving into the nuanced relationship between the tangible and the imagined, as well as individual and collective memories. His work serves as a visual exploration of the borders between real and imagined worlds, inviting viewers to contemplate the intersections of personal narratives and broader societal themes.

Simonetti's recent exhibitions include group shows in prominent art hubs such as New York and Miami in the United States, as well as Milan and Florence in Italy. Additionally, he has held a solo exhibition titled "The Advent of Modernity" at Agora Gallery in New York, further solidifying his presence in the contemporary art scene. Through his thought-provoking and visually compelling work, Simonetti continues to captivate audiences with his exploration of the complexities of the human experience and the built environment.

Untitled [Blue & Pink] - 2024 - Acrylic, Salt, Pumice, and Paper on Canvas - 91 x 61 cm - €3,200
Untitled [Black & Gold] - 2021 - Acrylic, Pumice, and Gold Leaf on Canvas - 91 x 61 cm - €3,600
Untitled [Green] - 2023 - Acrylic Paper on Canvas - 91 x 61 cm - €3,200
Untitled [Black] - 2023 - Acrylic on Canvas - 91 x 61 cm - €3,200

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