Mague Brewer

"The energy that comes through me, and materializes in my art, invites us all to enjoy the choices, possibilities and certainties we can have and feel, as an invitation and not an imposition."

Certainty, 2016 - Acrylic and gouache on canvas, with semi-precious stones and metals arrangeable with magnets 152 x 122 cm

Mague Brewer was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She is a self-taught artist who began painting in 1999, while living in Russia. She developed her artistic style following moves to London in 2001, and to New York in 2010, where she remains.

Her artwork is based on intuition and reflects a continuing process of development and exploration within herself, inspired by her essence, roots, people and places. The artwork invites us to consider the possibilities in our lives and not to feel judged by what we choose to be, or what we possess. Through her artwork Mague expresses and materializes her experiences and choices, reminding us that the consequences of actions can be warm and colorful companions.

Mague's work can be found in private collections in Mexico, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Russian Federation and South Africa.

"Logos” - The unity which contains and transcends all opposing forces (Fridjot Capra), 2019 - Mixed media, linen, and carved wood frame (French 19th Century)115 x 135 cm
Comunidad y coincidir (diptych) It is good for us to be here! - New Testament: Matthew XVIII, 2009 - 4 Oil, metals, semi-precious stones on canvas Frames Parisian Haussman-era "bulls-eye" window frames, zinc Each frame 100 x 100 cm
We are all worthwhile, 2015 - Acrylic and gouache, silver, wood and semi-precious stones on canvas 152 x 183 cm
Nikolai Ogryskov's dream (triptych) - Open the window and the day will come; Open the window and the night will come; Open your heart and you will find peace, 2001 - Oil, brass and glass on linen Each 80 x 100 cm

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Vera Bonacci

"My goal in my current work is to go beyond realism and explore the energy, life, and vitality of the nature of my subject and theme. I hope you will enjoy the stories, be drawn into that kinetic energy and feel it in your own soul. I hope it will make you smile, wonder, tilt your head, and ponder."

Step it Up - Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in.

“I was born Jeannette Vera Luagina Veradina Bonacci in the United States, to Italian parents from San Mango d’Aquino. I grew up with the many traditions of food, faith and celebration. My father was a shoemaker and winemaker and my mom played the piano. The youngest of four children, I explored and invented in my own little world. I found art at a young age but had to fight for my desire to attend art classes and go on to college to major in Art and Theater. I became an Art Instructor for over 30 years and now I am finally doing what I have always wanted, to develop my own journey as an artist. My Art is signed using my birth name, Vera Bonacci, because my work reflects what is deep in my soul. My work is about celebration through dance, music and life’s moments of hope, joy, memories and just movement... Celebrating being human.”

Maypole - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Dance of the Divine - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Dancers on the Beach - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Dance Under Water - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

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Carmen Kroese

“Ich versuche Bilder zu erschaffen, die Emotionen beim Betrachter auslösen, zum Nachdenken anregen, provozieren aber auch Freude bereiten. Meine bevorzugten Themen sind Tiere und immer wieder Menschen mit all ihren Gefühlen und Schicksalen.”

"I try to create pictures that trigger emotions in the viewer, stimulate thought, but also provoke joy. My favorite subjects are animals and, again and again, people with all their feelings and fates."

Was bringt die Zukunft - Mixed media 80 x 80 cm

“I have been living and working in the town of Idar-Oberstein since 2019. Previously, I worked in Switzerland as an interior designer, clerk, managing director and painter. I owe the specialised knowledge and various techniques in painting to some outstanding artists and teachers at the New Art School in Zurich.

Even without an academic degree, painting is a calling, obsession, passion and fulfilment for me. I am enthusiastic about the variety of techniques and experimenting with diverse materials. I do not strive for an individual style and I also do not paint in a certain direction, whereby I prefer the figurative representation. Easily abstracted or integrated into an abstract background.

My favorite subjects are animals and, again and again, people with all their feelings and fates. I try to create images that trigger emotions in the viewer, stimulate thought, but also provoke joy. Light and shadow, concrete representations combined with abstraction, complementary colors and structures. A repeating game of contrasts and dualities.

I am a co-founder of the artist group, VIDEMUS, which organizes exhibitions at home and abroad with the involvement of other artists.”

 


 

“Seit 2019 lebe und arbeite ich in der Edelsteinstadt Idar-Oberstein. Zuvor in der Schweiz tätig als Innenarchitektin, Kauffrau, Geschäftsführerin und Malerin. Das nötige Fachwissen und diverse Techniken in der Malerei verdanke ich einigen hervorragenden Künstlern sowie Lehrern an der neuen Kunstschule Zürich.

Auch ohne akademischen Abschluss, ist die Malerei für mich eine Berufung, Besessenheit, Leidenschaft und Erfüllung. Mich begeistert die Vielfalt an Techniken und das Experimentieren mit Materialen. Ich strebe keine individuelle Handschrift an und male auch nicht in eine bestimmte Richtung, wobei ich der figurativen Darstellung den Vorzug gebe. Leicht abstrahiert oder in einen abstrahierten Hintergrund eingebunden.

Meine bevorzugten Themen sind Tiere und immer wieder Menschen mit all ihren Gefühlen und Schicksalen. Ich versuche Bilder zu erschaffen, die Emotionen beim Betrachter auslösen, zum Nachdenken anregen, provozieren aber auch Freude verbreiten. Licht und Schatten, konkrete Darstellungen kombiniert mit der Abstraktion, Komplementärfarben und Strukturen. Ein sich immer wiederholendes Spiel von Kontrasten und Dualitäten.

Mitbegründerin des Künstlerkreises VIDEMUS, der Ausstellungen im In- und Ausland organisiert unter Einbezug weiterer Kunstschaffender.

Rege Ausstellungstätigkeit im In-und Ausland seit dem Jahr 2000.”

Begegnung - Oil 100 x 90 cm
Naledi - Plaster, marble powder, rust and verdigris 100 x 70 cm
Edelsteinkönigin - Acrylic 50 x 70 cm
Prachtskerl - Acrylic and oil 100 x 80 cm

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Jeremy Bach

"Photography allows me to bring my artistic vision to life quicker than some of my other endeavors such as painting. A photograph is a tangible record of my imagination, it's like looking at a snapshot of my dreams. This is what keeps me coming back to photography over and over again."

Dinner Guest - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

“In the last several years, I've exhibited at such galleries as PH21 in Budapest Hungary, Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece and the former Los Angeles center for digital art in the United States. Have placed in numerous international competitions with some of the most recent being the Monovisions Awards 2020 and the Fine Art Photography Awards for 2020."

Pulling Away - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.
The Window - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.
Broken Down - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.
Walking Away - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

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Susan Zorn

"Growing things, like flowers and trees, are important to me."

Two Trees - Acrylic on paper 12 x 16 in.

"I enjoy painting in the mosaic style. I began painting late in life under the guidance of Lorna Ritz, who helped me record what I saw in the hills and orchards of western Massachusetts. Most of my works at this stage were landscapes drawn with oil pastels. After moving to Roanoke, Virginia, I painted oils but also worked on mosaics, and slowly a painting style evolved that also expressed the spirit of mosaic. Though my paintings are grounded in the natural world, they use images composed of forms with clear-cut edges. I am most interested in trees, still lifes, flower gardens, and weeds and shrubs of all descriptions, which to me express the beauty of this world. Some of my creations are also abstract works."

 

Education

Master's degree, English Literature, Indiana University

Bachelor's degree, English Literature, Valparaiso University

Red Roses - Acrylic on paper 16 x 20 in.
Colors - Acrylic on paper 16 x 20 in.
Sunflowers - Acrylic on paper 16 x 20 in.
Puzzle Pieces - Acrylic on canvas board 24 x 36 in.

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Mario Sostre

"My name is Mario Sostre. I am a collage artist, living and working in New York City. In my work, I use original images that I have created or that I appropriate from different sources magazines, books, internet. I am fascinated by the world around me. I use it for inspiration.”

LIBERTY #11, 2021 - Acrylic, pencil, silk screen on 6x6inch wood panel

Select Solo Shows 

  2017       “PAST / PRESENT”          Form Plates,Union Square NYC.

  2006       “Mix-Media Collages”     LaTaza de Oro  N.Y.C.

  2006       “AS I SEE IT”        New York Art Gallery,N.Y.C.

  2002       “RANDOM ORDER/VIENNA”      Space, Vienna,Austria   

  1996        "CONTEMPORARY ICONS OF THE  AMERICAN CULTURE"

                   The Emerging Collector Gallery,N.Y.C.

  1995      "TOTEMS"         E3 Gallery,N.Y.C. 

  1993      "MIXED MEDIA SHOW"       Tatou Gallery, N.Y.C.

  1992      "TOTEMS & De COLLAGES"   Universidad Inter Americana

             Puerto Rico

  1991     "SOSTRE IN SOHO"      David Gallery,N.Y.C.

  1988     "DADA '88"           Javis Federal Center,N.Y.C.

  1987     "LATIN ROOTS"         Castillo Gallery, N.Y.C.

          

Two-person Shows

1998         "INDEPENDENCE DAY"Studio OneFront, Williamsburg, B'klyn

1996         "SYMBOLISMUS"  Galerie Seghaler,Vienna,Austria

1994         “TOTEMS”   Galerie Seghaler,Vienna,Austria

 

Select Group Shows

2021    “TAE21”              Cheltenham, UK

2020   “CELL PHONE ART”          JAG GALLERY, Key West,Fl.

2020    “OCCCA@40”       The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

LIBERTY #13, 2021 - Acrylic, pencil, silk screen on 6x6inch wood panel
LIBERTY TOTEM #2, 2021 THE CAPITOL - Inkjet transfer, gel transfer, silk screen, acrylic, collage on canvas 12 x 39 in.
BOWIE2, 2018 - Inkjet transfer, acrylic, collage on canvas 12 x 39 in.
SPIRIT OF THE CHAMPLAIN TOWERS, #3 2021 - Collage, acrylic,crypts on 6x6inch wood panel

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İrfan Özince

"I work usually out of people and their behaviors. I chose an element and reproduce with it. I try to create my alphabet... I love to catch a harmony of colors and shapes. I have no plan and determine form. Every work comes in working. I like connotation and improvisation..."

Life - Mixed media marker on paper 25x40 cm

Turkish painter, İrfan Özince works on paper with pencils, acrylic, markets and mixed media. İrfan has had exhibitions in Turkey and in Europe as well as online including the 2015 İzmir Art Biennal and the 2016 Watertower Art Fest/Sofia as well as many more.

Passers by.... - Mixed media 30x30 cm
Look to street from above - Mixed media 30x30 cm
Crater - Marker on paper 25x25 cm
My society - Mixed media 30x30 cm

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Kamila Stefania Tkaczyk

"For me, creating is as natural as natural is the desire to surround the objects around me with a positive sound. I devote a lot of attention to the combinations of colours and shapes analyzed in the context of their mutual interactions. To me, design is like wearing art all the time."

Autumn at home - Acrylic 100 x 80 cm

Kamila Stefania Tkaczyk, commercial art designer, photographer, manager of television and film production, has been painting and designing in wide areas of art and commercial. Since 1998 she has been drawing with oil pastel and painting on canvas in acrylic and oil techniques. The painter is passionate about colour composition, pure abstraction or mapping reality close to abstraction.

Kamila is also interested in female portraits, still life and landscapes. Her works consist of many illustrations in the field of fashion, light sketches in pencil and a mapping pen. Professionally, over several years, Kamila has simultaneously performed a lot of work in the field of BLT/ALT graphic design for the companies, creating the brand image as an art director. Creating all kinds of corporate and identification materials (logos, brochures, newspaper advertising, web design, etc.) she revealed her favour for simplicity and minimalist but expressive style. Since 2006 Kamila has started designing hand-painted bags, and since 2015 she has been working on fashion art, creating individual projects in the field of fashion for accessories. There is a wide range of shopper bags, designer luggage, trunks and toolboxes for beauticians, pouches and sachets, also available as unisex. For architectural interiors, you can find decorative pillows. Everything is shrouded in Kamila’s painting, in a modern style with a hint of romance.

A great passion of the designer is also a wall décor, art for walls, applying the composition of colours or abstraction in architectural interiors like apartment buildings, showrooms, restaurants, banking institutions, hotels or lofts. According to individual preferences, it is done in the form of a la wallpaper or by hand.

Stories of the 21st century - Acrylic 80 x 80 cm
Möet - Acrylic 40 x 50 cm
Polish geisha - Acrylic 40 x 50 cm
Secret garden. Rose - Acrylic 100 x 100 cm

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Dan McCormack

"I earned my MFA in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1969. My thesis was on photographic Grids of nudes that were based on mathematical Set Theory. I have continued for over fifty years exploring various cameras, techniques and processes while continuing with the nude."

Lenoir_R_06-25-2020--958 - Cell phone camera - 20 x 16 in.

Dan McCormack studied Photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago Next, he earned an MFA in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began photographing the nude with Wendy, his wife while in graduate school. Then for over fifty years, he explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme. In 1982, Dan McCormack won an NYSCA-CAPS Photography Fellowship with a series of infrared nude images made of Wendy. With that series, he produced a monograph, "BODY LIGHT-Passages in a Relationship" in 1989.   

In 1998 Dan began to work with pinhole camera photography. In 2009, he won the Ultimate Eye Foundation’s grant for Figurative Photography and had his work featured in an exhibition at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Belmont, CA.

In January 2010, Dan McCormack had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District in Troy, NY. He showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. I

Dan was one of the three founders of the Center for Photography in Woodstock in 1975 and in 1989 he was a founding member of Gallery 3 in Philadelphia, PA.

Helen_W_03-04-16--07 - Pinhole Camera 20 x 16 in.

GRID-SHADOWS-FINGERS_Lenoir_R_11-20-20 - Cell phone camera - 3 x 3 Grid

Lenoir_R_01-09-20--5235 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.

Lenoir_R_06-28-20--3814 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_05-21-21--3644 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_02-12-21--4441 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_01-15-21--3230 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
GRID-Pearls-Shadows_Lenoir_R_02-21-20 - Cell Phone camera -4 x 3 Grid
Vera_J_3-11-16--01AB - Pinhole Camera 20 x 16 in.
Lenoir+R+10-26-19--0638 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_12-06-19--3903 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_10-26-19--1744 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_07-11-19--5252 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_07-11-19--4847 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.

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Athina Kotsoni

"I love colors and I want them in many variations in my paintings. I also like happy and funny works and ideas based on Greek History and Mythology. I think I have been influenced in my technique by Warhol, who used infinite colors without fear."

Nanuka Smiley - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Athina Kotsoni received an International distinction for the artwork "Emmanuelle" by the International Competition of Fine Art of the Italian Art Magazine Biancoscuro 2019. She also received Second Prize for Excellence from an International Art Competition in Brooklyn NY from the Circle of Arts Gallery in 2021.

Kotsoni participated in the Biennale London and Puglia Italy 2021 Exhibition, as well as in over 30 galleries around the world. In Greece she owned 7 private spaces named "Gallery Athina", one of them in Mykonos, while she continues to have TV shows, titled "Pop Art Athina" where she presents her work.

Mrs. Athina Kotsoni also made portraits of famous people around the world like Oprah, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Queen Wisdom while receiving personal "Thank you" letters from all of them. Finally, she participated many times in auctions featuring her artworks.

Antetokoumpo - Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm
Nanuka Hurt - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Love - Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Nanuka Amazon - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

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