Pertti Matikainen

“My style is variable, but it is often strong and expressive with high feelings, emotions and is somehow spiritual. There are no exact borders in my art. My art is representative or pure abstract, which is typically not dependent upon time or place. I don't normally paint human-made things.”

Abstractly, 2018 - Marker 59 x 42 cm

Pertti Matikainen was born 1967 in Kerimäki and lives in Helsinki, Finland. A self-taught artist and painter, Matikainen has studied Bookkeeping and Automatic Data Processing and is employed as a Bookkeeper. With AFIAP, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), as an artist, Matikainen is a member of FIAP, GPU, Helsinki Camera Club, Itä-Helsinki's Taideseura (East Helsinki Art Club) and recently received a Certificate of Excellence for Artavita’s 2017 Contest. Matikainen is an author of the “Art Book? - A Book after Making Art” available through Amazon Kindle Shop. From 2003 to 2008 Pertti exhibited in numerous personal shows in Finland and group shows including at Colorida Gallery, Portugal in 2013, the East Helsinki Art Club in 2015, a 2016 exhibition at Stoa Gallery, Helsinki, Finland and the 2017 East Helsinki Art Club Finnish Mindscape in Villa Tomtebo, Helsinki, Finland.

Weird Things, 2018 - Marker 29,5 x 21 cm
Finale Nocturnal, 2016 - Acrylic, 50 x 61 cm
The Door, 2018 - Marker 29,7 x 21 cm
Riding on Father Earth, 2017 - Acrylic 46 x 54 cm

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Wei Yan

“My art is influenced by Chinese masters Chang Ta Chien and Zao Wou Ki. I am very fascinated by unexpected effect and forms created by splashing ink and watercolor. The patterns of colors and the layers of ink reflect the magnificent drive natures give me.”

Vast - Mixed media 61 x 152 cm

Born in Beijing, China in the late 60’s and living in Canada, Wei Yan graduated from Beijing Normal University Fine Art Department with BA degree in 1991. Wei’s art has been seen in numerous exhibitions in Canada, USA, Europe, and China. His artworks have been purchased and collected by individuals and entrepreneurs in North America, China, Europe and Australia. Wei Yan’s art studio established in 1995, works represented by many professional art galleries.

Over the Meadows - Mixed media 122 x 152 cm
Sun Washed - Mixed media 122 x 122 cm
A Drop of Ocean - Mixed media 122 x 152 cm
Hidden Wonders - Mixed media 61 x 61 cm
The Splash of Wonder - Mixed media 36 x 46 cm
The Mountain Stream - Mixed media 122 x 152 cm
Tranquility - Pastel 56 x 72 cm
Spirituality - Mixed media 72 x 105 cm
A Puppy - Pastel 40 x 50 cm

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Nicole Papaefthimiou

Nicole expresses the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality and believes that with simple colors and shapes, the spectator can perceive the moods and feelings in her paintings.

Island - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Nicole Papaefthimiou studied Fine Arts at the University in Greece. After she was granted a scholarship by Bosch she did postgraduate studies at University of Dusseldorf, Germany.  She has shown in many personal and group exhibitions. Her artworks are presented in art museums, art halls, and private art galleries. She participated in the ARTBOX PROJECT March 5-16, 2018 in New York, USA.

Chaos - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 160 cm
Beautiful Anarchy - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 95 cm
Thalassa - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Noise - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120 cm

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Jun Gueco Cruz

"As a visual artist, I seek to deliver my lessons on the science of life and human anatomy by creating massive representations of life processes on a cellular level."

Fibrosis - Mixed media 36 x 24 in.

Born in Angeles City, Philippines and now a Philadelphia-based artist, Jun Gueco Cruz (Junbap) is a Kapampangan visual artist. Junbap’s art training stems mostly from experiments, workshops, and mentoring from other veteran Kapampangan artists. He has received prestigious national and international awards and recognition in painting, sculpture, and mixed media, and recently exhibited his works at the Florence Biennale 2017, Italy; Artbox project New York, 2018; and has been invited to show his works at the Venice Biennale in 2019.

Progeny - Mixed media 48 x 48 in.
Pretribulation - Mixed media 24 x 24 in.
Imperishable Seed - Mixed media 48 x 16 in.
All Things New - Mixed media 48 x 48 in.


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Yulia Altas

Ocean Motions - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.

Yulia Mosolova Mironova Altas was born in 1974 in Tula City, Russian Federation and now lives in the United States. She studied Art at Tula Art School and Orel Art College and was awarded an Honors Diploma in Art & Design. She also received her Master’s degree from the Tula City University. Yulia Altas has had 7 solo exhibitions in the USA, UK, Italy and Russia and 28 group participations in Italy, the UK, France, German, Brazil, Japan and the USA, including at the Eiffel Tower’s, Gustave Eiffel Hall and the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. Her works belong to private and public collections in many countries and she is an awarded artist.

New Season Of Yellow - Acrylic on canvas 16 x 50 in.
Fantasy Of Colors - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Cosmic Feelings - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Beach Movements - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.

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Tadas Zaicikas

“I experiment with various styles and techniques to create something mixed; spiritually and physically on canvas, by continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. An instinctive dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.”

Looking at the Colors #2 - Mixed media 57 x 65 in.

Tadas Zaicikas (1974) was born in Lithuania, earned a Master's Degree at the KTU(1996). Since 2013, he lives and works between Canada and Saint Pierre and Miquelon. He is a Member La Mda- the association with a national competence of all professional artists from visual arts stated in France.

“Painterly brushstrokes built up rich textural landscapes, abstract reflections of moods, Tadas’ canvases are as he describes products of “instinctive dance between the conscious and the subconscious.” Expressive yet cohesive each painting express a unique feeling and allows the viewer to contemplate for hours.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Exhibitions

2018 - Visions gallery (Toronto, Canada), Solo show “Musing on the Edge”

2018 - Artusiasm Art Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Group Exhibition "Abstraction in Action"

2018 - Contemporary Art Gallery Online- Art Competition and Exhibition “2018 ALL Abstraction”

2018- The finalist in the Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Colors International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 - The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 3rd Annual Landscapes International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 -The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Black & White International Juried Art Exhibition

2018- Light Space & Time Art Gallery (USA) the “Abstracts" Art Exhibition Painting category 10th place

2018 - Mona Youssef Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

2017- Applecrate Galleries (Ottawa, Canada)

2017 - Fleet galleries (Winnipeg, Canada)

 

Publications

AKOUN - La cote des peintres 2018 (France)

ArtQuench Masters Edition Art Book II 2018 (USA)

Inspiration: International Art Book_ Contemporary Masters Collection_ volume 6  (2018, USA)

Spotlight 8 - Contemporary Art Magazine (France)

Artistes Contemporains.org

www.Artprice.com

http://visualartsalberta.com/

 

Art Auctions

Catawiki

Pristine Auction (Phoenix, USA)

RO Gallery live art auction (New York, USA)

Memberships

IAA AIAP- CARFAC

La Maison Des Artistes (France)

Visual Arts Alberta (Canada)

Circle Foundation for the Arts (France/USA)

Reflection - Oil, canvas on plywood 30 x 24 in.
Looking at the Colors #3 - Mixed media 71 x 46 in.
Opus Primum, mixed media, 12 x 16 x 0.8 in.
Ocean Of Emotion - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 x 1,8 in.
Pond - Oil on canvas 59 x 40 in.
Looking at the Colors #8 - Mixed media 59 x 40 in.
Emotional Transformation - Oil on canvas 56 x 56 x 1,8 in.
Nothing and Exclusion - Oil on canvas 56 x 72 x 1,8 in.
Illumination - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 x 1.8 in.

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LJLevasseur

"I am moved by the actions, history, and events that shape humankind, by nature or anything that touches the human spirit. It translates into all this energy, which I can express in a positive way through artwork; I only hope it inspires the same passion, love, and hope in others."

New York Bash - PaletteArt™ 16 x 20 in.

Canadian born businesswoman, Lisa began painting 2010 and quickly emerged an artist.  She's become internationally recognized as the creator of PaletteArt™, a new art form using 100% acrylic recycled paint to sculpt 3D one of a kind award winning paintings.  

Featured as a Modern Art Master and Top Contemporary Artist in magazines, books, and exhibitions all over the world.   Her work hangs in private and museum collections next to the likes of Picasso, Renoir & Dali. It is meant to show how something normally thrown in the garbage, can become valuable at no cost to the environment.  Lisa hopes to inspire more artists to join the environmental art movement and teaches paint recycling.

Oil'n Water - PaletteArt™ 18 x 30 in.
Take Another Piece - PaletteArt™ 16 x 20 in.
Eye of the Storm - PaletteArt™ 18 x 30 in.
Insane Crazy - PaletteArt™ 16 x 20 in.

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Nicolette Benard

T H E A R T O F T R A N S F O R M AT I O N
The cusp of perfection and imperfection in the theme of the work of artist Nicolette Bénard. This is a theme one finds in her jewelry as well as in her latest project ‘Project B,’ a series of wall objects in plexiglass.

Be Stuck - clay - wall object

"Barbie doll. Beloved and detested by women of all ages. All that for sixty years already. Barbie, a doll with an idealistic view of a female shape, who with a change of clothes, in an instant, can become what it’s owner wants her to be: flight attendant, amazone, model. For me, Barbie represents an illusion, a false reality: no woman can comply.  Or maybe wants to comply. A Barbie does, however, form the ideal object to re-shape and re-imagine. With a wink and a healthy dose of humor, I work on my Barbies and transforms them to.... yes, to what exactly?"

Nicolette Bénard is a visual artist and designer (b.1967) from The Netherlands, well-known in her country and the recipient of several design prizes. Nicolette graduated from the Dutch Technical Professional School for Silver, Goldsmiths and Design based in Schoonhoven (NL).  Her work is now represented by Adorable Art + Design (NL)  and Galerie de Ploegh (NL).

Covered - plexiglass object - flowers
The Bride - plexiglass object - flowers
Red Boots - found object - wall object
Lost One - plexiglass object - flowers

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JourneyManDesigns

“My technique of unifying illustration with digital art allows virtually no limits for interpreting what my imagination is inspired to create, enabling me to design with unlimited creativity and visual imagination. I possess a ubiquitous online presence that assures I am a legitimate freelancer.””

Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing - Pencil on paper 5 x 7 in.

"My name is Anthony M. Grimaldi of JourneyManDesigns: Illustrator & Graphic Designer from New York City. Beginning in 2011 I started up JourneyManDesigns, my creative freelance business by which I earn a living creating, illustrating, and designing according to the exact preferences and specifications for a variety of deadline-driven clients including individual, small, and medium-sized businesses. This includes utilizing Adobe CS to create and design logos, icons, advertisements, posters, banners, flyers, and t-shirts. As an illustrator, the primary mediums I create with are pencil, colored pencil, colored marker, charcoal, pastel, and pen & ink to create and design custom illustrations for publishers, authors, and small to medium-sized businesses. My talent is flexible to adopt different styles, and I am exceptionally adept at color and black and white. My children's book illustrations are colorful, bold, creative, dynamic, exciting and can be utilized to great effect to capture and ignite the attention and imagination of young readers.

My technique of blending illustration with digital graphics allows me to design with unlimited creativity and visual imagination, offering greater flexibility, variety, and choices, which I assure will produce maximum artistic achievement and impact for every illustration and design. I always work with and use Harvest for price estimates, Adobe Sign for contracts, and PayPal for online invoices, all of which I provide to every client. I am technologically equipped to submit completed assignments through email, Dropbox, Hightail, OneDrive, and WeTransfer, easily allowing me to work remotely for any client anywhere in the world."

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Create A Math Environment - Vector design 6 x 3.893 in.
Overcome - Charcoal and chalk 4.127 x 6 in.
Red Riding Hood - Colored pencil, Photoshop 8.5 x 8.5 in.
Greece - Blue Uni-ball pen 4 x 7 in
Queens Center of the Arts - Vector design 4.105 x 5.695 in.
A Tale From A Foxhound Beagle Named Bailey - Illustration/Adobe Photoshop & llustrator 5.407 x 7 in.
Tuscan Hands - Colored marker 5 x 6 in.
Lady - Charcoal 4 x 6 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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Constance Vepstas

A Stroll - C-Print 11 x 14 in. $650

"Traveling and photographing has influenced my art. A basic college degree and attending international biennials and museums have developed my artistic endeavors. In 2016 my work was included as in previous exhibitions in the Midwestern Biennial a survey of contemporary art at the Rockford Museum of Art in Illinois. Photographs from Greenland and Iceland were exhibited by the New York Center for Photographic Arts at Noho Gallery in New York of the photographer's photo tour 2016. A photograph is included in Best of Photography 2015 a book published by Photographer's Forum Magazine. Fund show exhibits for Arc Gallery and Artemisia gallery the first woman's cooperative galleries in the Midwest an intense art scene in Chicago included some of my images. Over the years works have been included in the Woman's Shows at Koehnline Museum of Art. My images are manipulations of photographs. Digital art has become a haven for contemporary art."

Venice - C-Print 11 x 14 in. in. $650
Rose - C-Print 11 x 14 in. $650
Flying By - C-Print 11 x 14 in. $650
Black Lace - C-Print 11 x 14 in. $650

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