Rainer K. Lampinen, RPS, MPA

“Geodesy documentary photography.”

Dentist East-Turkestan China P.R.

Rainer K. Lampinen was born in 1947 in Finland and is a self-taught photographer, studying since 1952 the 6x9 cm box camera. Lampinen has a commercial education and during his military service (1965-6) he did 16mm high-speed movies. In 1973, the photographer graduated from  Aalto University in Speciality panoramic photography and photojournalism with an ultra-wide w Leica RF camera, working both in film and digital. Rainer is a visiting lecturer at universities and art academies internationally and the only  Finnish photographer to have been invited in "Circle of 24 Creative Photographers". He is a member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) asmp.org and a professional independent photographer FRPS, MPA (Stock and Assignment photography).

Teide
Native monochrome
Train to Kars TR
India Agra Taj Mahal

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Fotini Christophillis

"I gravitate towards the sun and seek to experience fully the sensuality of light and nature through my painting process. I also find inspiration in people and urban crossroads. The tension between my need for nature and light and the complexities and surprises of culture is a paradox that drives me."

The Quiet Road - Oil on canvas 12 x 9 in.

Fotini Christophillis is an American painter currently residing in Greenville, SC. She has exhibited her work nationally in galleries in cities such as NYC, San Diego, and St. Louis, as well as the Redux Contemporary Art Center and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She received two arts grants from the City of Charleston Cultural Affairs Office to present group exhibitions, including an exhibition as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Fotini's works are in private collections throughout the USA and Europe.

"I gravitate towards the sun and seek to experience fully the sensuality of light and nature through my painting process. I also find inspiration in people and urban crossroads. The tension between my need for nature and light and the complexities and surprises of culture is a paradox that drives me. I need the tension and the friction as well as the spaciousness and the buoyant light, and this push and pull is where my work thrives.

Phillip Guston said of painting that “It’s a long, long preparation for a few moments of innocence.” And it is in those “moments of innocence” that I feel fully alive and authentic, allowing the imagery from my subconscious to emerge, experiencing a “sense of new life”. I feel joy in these moments and joy again in connecting the work with an audience, embracing the dialogue and new life that is born from establishing these connections.

Although I work primarily in oil on linen or canvas, drawing and working on paper with gouache and watercolor is also important to my process. I begin building the surface of my paintings with thin layers, handling the paint with fluidity like water, while also exploring the depth and richness of oil paint through chromatic sensitivity and tonal values. In this way, I hope to bring to the viewer the same sense of joy and sensual pleasure in color itself that I experience in the act of painting.”


 

Education

MFA, The  School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA (2016) 

BA, Studio Art and Arts Management, The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (2008)

Springtime is Happening No. 1 - Gouache on paper 14 x 11 in.
Woman and Lamb 2 - Oil on linen 30 x 40 in.
Awaken - Oil on linen 20 x 16 in.
Downtown on Main No. 2 - Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in.

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Anton Knight

"I am a multidisciplinary artist who mainly uses visual arts such as photography, film, video art or performance. Visual art is for me an exploration, a quest to capture abstract elements of everyday life. I attach importance to natural light, colors, shapes, textures and movements."

Antoine Therrien (Anton Knight) was born in 1989 in Quebec, Canada. Knight obtained his film production diploma from ECTQ (Quebec School of Cinema and Television) in 2014. He currently lives and works in Quebec. His main disciplines include photography, video, artistic installation, performance and writing of stories and poetry. Everyday objects and phenomena are a great source of inspiration for his work, which he transforms into poetic imagery. Anton Knight has received numerous awards and exhibitions for his films and photographs in various courses, magazines and film festivals.


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Sara Victoria Sandberg

“I paint my own reality." - Frida Kahlo

"In my art, I wish to go beyond the boundaries of the real world and touch on the surreal and the juxtaposed. I am in search of the beauty and mystery inherent within and around us. I strive to create dreamlike realities with nature as my greatest inspiration."

Reflections - Digital Photo Artistry 60x60/80x80/100x100 cm incl. 7-8 cm white matting

Sara Victoria Sandberg is a photo composite artist based in Stockholm. Sara has always had a great love for the arts and has pursued the medium of watercolors for many years. Sara developed her skills in digital photo artistry through attending various courses and has developed a personal style in her work where she combines photography and digital painting with her artistic vision. She works with light and shadow to mold the scene she visualizes into a finished piece adopting a combination of photo-realism and painterly style. 

Sara is a member of an international group of photoshop artists run by Sebastian Michaels (founder of Photoshop Artistry and the internationally acclaimed AWAKE Group). She has been featured in a number of international magazines. 

Sara was awarded the 18th Solo Art Exhibition of Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST). In the 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award of The WorldWide Photography Gala Awards, Sara received 2nd place and honourable mention for her single contributions in the category Digital Manipulation & Collage and a honourable mention in the same category for her series.  

“Being an artist means for me bringing your artistic vision into your everyday life. It means harnessing the moments of inspiration and creativity but likewise trying to embrace all aspects of the process especially when it means adversity and hard work. 

With my art. I would like the viewer to be carried away into another world and encouraged to create his or her own story or simply pause for a moment of contemplation. The world is a busy place, modern lifestyles have come to dominate. I hope for my art to provide a moment of respite and perhaps inspire the thought “What if?”

Fallen Light - Digital Photo Artistry 60x80/80x108/100x134 cm incl. 7-8 cm white matting
Transcendence - Digital Photo Artistry 60x80/80x108/100x134 cm incl. 7-8 cm white matting
Without a Home - Digital Photo Artistry
Where Stories Live - Digital Photo Artistry 60x80/80x108/100x134 cm incl. 7-8 cm white matting

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Antonieta Martinho

“My painting speaks of the language of the time in which we live, in search of a new expression adapted to the rhythm, freedom, and context of current life. I have always been interested in abstract works. In my search came the choice of a new support material, using new painting techniques.”

STILLNESS, 2020 – Installation, mixed media on copolyester, twelve canvases, White Land – 200 x 120 cm each and Serpentine, floor piece (overall dimensions – 250 x 250 x 440 cm)

Solo Shows

2020 – “BEYOND THE PLASTIC” – Casino Lisbon

2020 – “THE LINE WALK” – Municipal Library of Setúbal

2019 – “CHANGING TRANSPARENCY” – DGAJ, Lisbon

2019 – “STILLNESS…”, Gallery of Modern Art, S.N.B.A., Lisbon

2018 – “recoding-recodificar”, FMP, Oeiras

2017- “CHANGING DIALOG” – Lisbon Municipal Chamber

2016 – “deconstruction” Gallery of Modern Art, S.N.B.A., Lisbon

 

"Since 2006, I have regularly participated in several collectives, biennials and competitions (selection). My work has a reflective component about the world. I am disturbed by the impact of the images that invade our daily lives and which we cannot remain indifferent to, and my works represent what I feel. 

In the atelier, my work practice conveys joy, exploring the relationships of colors, infinite varieties of contrast, vibrant interaction as well as the search for balance and serenity in soft colors, an expression of the resignation of this period in which humanity lives. I can start a painting with an idea of colors and composition, but the painting process turns out to be an experimental conversation. Each successive layer of paint is a reaction to the previous layer, a dialogue between the self and the painting. For me, painting becomes as necessary as food, it is a constant call to face the present and follow the flow. The movement of the brush, the application of the paint, are partly conditioned by feelings, experiences and thoughts. I paint because I feel a deep desire to give expression to things for which I cannot find words. 

My conceptual approach has always been linked to the landscape, the little we see and how we see it. I am interested in showing the landscape as an (abstract) part of the image of a whole (figurative). The attendance of several art schools allowed me to develop technical content and theoretical approaches, in order to affirm the choice of a multidisciplinary vision in my artistic creation."

SIGHTINGS #6, 2017 - Mixed media
INTERACTION #7, 2021 - Mixed media on copolyester 30 x 30 cm
FLASH, 2018 - Photograph, PVC printing 85 x 70 cm
RITUAL #II, 2016 - Oil on linen 100 x 150 cm

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Rudy

"I saw the beauty of Mother Nature working for 40 years outside as a lineman. In good and hard times the beauty always shined through. I TRY to capture it in my paintings and hopefully, you can see a little of that in my work. Hope you enjoy it."

Serafino Square - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.

“Three years ago I visited my daughter in California and there l took a painting class that started my new journey into the art world. Since then I have plus 80 paintings. In 2019 I entered a painting in the Wisconsin State Fair and took 1st place that encouraged me to keep painting. In 2021 I entered a painting in an International Artist Competition and was notified last month that I received a Merit Award for it. I have been dancing on the ceiling ever since. Grandma Moses started painting at 75, she has me by two years. Hopefully, I will continue to expand and explore this new journey that God has granted me."

Dave's Falls Up - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Red Buds - Acrylic on canvas 14 x 11 in.
Evening with the Ducks - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Dave's Bridge - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.

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Lawrence R. Allen

"Something comes over me. I hear it calling me. It has to be done. My favorite quote: "I’m not everybody, I’m me, Elizabeth Taylor." - Butterfield 8

Outside Property - Digital media 24 x 30 in.

“I consider myself a Digital and Mixed Media Artist. Some of my work has appeared in: Important World Artists, A World Of Art 2, two art shows with Los Angeles For Digital Art. I have a page in a catalog and 1 image display for Art San Diego as well as a 2-page spread in the e-magazine WWAM 1.”

Ongoing Trip - Digital media 36 x 25 in.
Spicy Jazzy - Digital media 30 x 21.5 in.
Little Fishy - Digital media 24 x 24 in.
Lovers - Digital media 36 x 27 in.

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Valeria Koshkina

"I am guided in my work by the statement of the wonderful Russian writer Konstantin Paustovsky: "Art should bring joy."

Drop of wine - Bronze and glass 24 x 27 x 19 cm

Russian artist, Valeria Koshkina was born in 1961 in Moscow and graduated from the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts (1984) and Industry. She has lived in Prague since 1992, where she specialises in cabinet sculpting, medal-making, patchwork, and felting. Valeria is a member of both the Czech Association of Art Medalists AUM (since 1994) and the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM - Fédération Internationale de la Médailles d'Art). Valeria as a designer of figural and decorative porcelain cooperates with several well-known Czech manufacturers as a designer of figural and decorative porcelain; Rudolf Kampf, Royal Dux Bohemia and Haas and Czjzek are among them. Valeria Koshkina is married and she is the mother of two children – a son and a daughter.

Drop of rain - Bronze and glass 20 x 14 x 15 cm
Soap bubbles - Bronze and glass 48 x 18 x 28 cm
Sea nymph - Bronze and glass 33 x 57 x 42 cm
Rain - Bronze and glass 62 x 31 x 27 cm

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Victoria McBride

"For me, painting or creating art in general means that I get to be exactly who I am and have no expectations other than my own to achieve as I work. Many of my pieces are conceptually based and free from confinements set by extroverted society. Freely communicating through art is key for my practice."

Check One - Gloss Text/Sharpie on Stock 18 x 24 in.

Victoria McBride is a multimedia creator based in the USA who primarily works with acrylics. From the age of eight, she knew the world of art was where she belonged. She participated in various fields of study during her time in college spanning across art and design fields, languages, anatomy, and finance halting just shy of a bachelor’s degree to join the workforce. Highly dissatisfied with the experience it offered across the span of a decade, she pursued her neglected craft of being an artist. A few artists in history that have influenced her at this stage in her career include Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Gerhard Richter. She places onto the canvas the concepts she visualizes in her mind influenced by music, intuition, mood, possessions, and the unattainables of being. The most important message she hopes to convey utilizing visual arts is to not be afraid to explore who you are, to take the chance, and to expand your portfolio. Her last publication was in Las Laguna Art Gallery - Online + Gallery Exhibition - Purley Abstract Art Show from May 6th - 29th 2021.

Untitled - Acrylic 24 x 48 in.
Outside the Box - Acrylic 22 x 28 in.
Destruction - Acrylic 30 x 30 in.
Abscond to Freedom - Acrylic 12 x 24 in.

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David Hanner

"As a composer, I always felt content with the metaphor of placing the sound on a canvas of silence.

Now, as a painter, I am intrigued by the idea that the creative process could reveal itself if I only "listened."

Inspired by the possibilities and challenges within the creative process itself, I employ free and expressive techniques to engage in a daring 'Dance of the Senses' that allows me to balance my personal and artistic sense of form with my instinct and sensibility to texture and color.

My art could not evolve without the stillness and inner harmony I find in nature, in which I can reflect on my inner landscape and find inspiration for my work."

MITHLAND - Acrylic on MDF 24 x 24 in.

David Hanner has spent most of his life in Germany and Austria as where he studied music and established himself as a pianist and composer whose works have been performed at various international festivals for New Music. He had never studied fine art academically but relies on his lifelong and intimate study of music and his refined senses when composing atmosphere, color, form, texture, and emotional depth.

In addition to his upbringing in Germany, David Hanner's activities as a freelance composer and teacher allowed him to live and work in Austria, Cyprus, and the United States. Since he started to shift his focus to becoming a painter, his works have been exhibited and awarded internationally.

Hanner currently lives in Buffalo, NY, where he continues his journey of artistic discovery as a painter in his home studio.

RED, ASCENDING - Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 in.
EGAVILLE - Acrylic on MDF 24 x 24 in.
SOLVEIG'S PROMISE - Acrylic on MDF 24 x 24 in.
LOOKING OUT - Acrylic on MDF 20 x 22 in.

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