Viktoriya Tudoran (COdVT)

"In our dynamic world sketching allows to quickly capture a place's atmosphere. When I draw, I can always say that I draw my place, how I see and feel it. At first glance grey Warsaw, with an unbelievable combination of disharmonic styles, inspired me to draw and since then has never been grey to me."

Weekend Talks At Viktualen Markt - Markers on paper 40 x 30 cm

"What would you do if you were not a software developer?"

"I would be an artist."

Viktoriya Tudoran was born in Ukraine in 1980 in the industrial city of Mykolayiv. She has been interested in drawing since childhood, but the social environment where she grew up made her understand very early that being an artist was not a good choice to earn money. Therefore, she forgot about drawing for over 20 years.

In 2003 Viktoriya received a Master’s Degree in computer science graduating from the National University of Shipbuilding (Ukraine). She has worked in this branch ever since. In 2015, being a university lecturer, Viktoriya published a student book titled ‘Human Computer Interaction’ The book is still recommended by the Ukrainian Ministry of Science as an official student book for all Ukrainian universities. The book contains a lot of information on processing visual data by the human brain.

The same year Viktoriya and her husband moved to Poland. As it was a time of change in many fields of her life, she also got back to her childhood interest and started to learn drawing basics from books.

Initially, sketching was just a tool to improve drawing techniques, but soon it became a passion.

Today Viktoriya holds a position of Senior Web Software Engineer in an international company. She conducts ‘Sketch Your Speech’  trainings on the use of drawing as visual aids in public speaking. Her sketches have reached the finals of several online contests in Europe and the USA and have been exhibited together with professional artists’ works.

A Market Square. Pultusk. Poland - Markers on paper 30 x 40 cm
Sight - Markers on paper 20 x 30 cm
We - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 cm
Budapest, I Love You - Markers on paper 29 x 39 cm
Thirst - Markers on paper 30 x 40 cm
The Gold - Markers on paper 40 x 30 cm
Berlin New Perspective - Markers on paper 20 x 29 cm
A Sunny Tram of Budapest - Markers on paper 20 x 29 cm

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Marianne Odok

“Art reflects the fabric of our soul.”

Diver - Acrylic on original photo printed on canvas 75 x 100 cm

Swiss artist, Marianne Odok has received an education as a translator.

"Language has always been and still is, a part of my creative being."

For over 40 years she has pursued different paths in art. In the 80s, Odok lived in  Japan for three and a half years, an experience that had an enormous impact on her perception and sense of aesthetics. 

"Quite recently, I rediscovered the art of haiku, a Japanese form of lyrics.  Also in Japan, I learned the art of Sumi-E, ink painting. I like to experiment with different materials and forms. For many years, I worked with watercolors and digital photography, an art that gave me the freedom to paint without a brush."

In the past few years, Odok prefers to work with acrylic paint, with an occasional venture into tempera painting.

"I like to depict symbolic scenes and to tell hidden stories in my paintings but I also like simple things like still lives and landscapes.  Art for me is vital, like breathing."

Dream Catch - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Almost Hidden - Acrylic on original photo printed on fine art paper 60 x 80 cm
Lovers - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Desperate - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Still Life with Lacquer Bowl - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm
Now you see me - Acrylic on Japanese paper on canvas 33 x 41 cm
Passage - Acrylic on paper 29.5 x 42 cm
Defense - Tempera on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Armada - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm

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Aleksandra Sheren

"In my work I am pursuing to explore sensuality and otherworldliness of humans. I am mixing photography, digital art, videography, and sometimes sound. My portraits show how I see who people are when nobody is looking at them, their inner search for freedom, and their answer to this search."

Self-portrait

An artist and film maker from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aleksandra Sheren received her second degree from the International School of Photography and Cinema. She has been numerously featured in 'Photographize Magazine' and included in the 'Photographize Magazine Annual book', as well as published at the Marvelous Art Magazine. Sheren has exhibited at Agora Gallery, New York, at the Photo D’Femme Contest “Seeing Women” exhibitions in France, and had an online exhibition in the Marvelous Art Gallery. She has been featured as an emerging artist to watch for by ArtConnect, a platform for contemporary art worldwide. Her style is leaning most towards photo surrealism, but not confined to it. Besides her photo art, Sheren is currently working on a project in filmmaking. Her music short "Portraiture" has received several awards at the film festivals worldwide.

Inner Shadow
Letting Go
Healing II - Portrait and mixed media
A Rose - Portrait and mixed media
Low Key Esoteric Portrait - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
The Window - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Sensual Venus: Freedom - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Mars in Libra - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Healing - Portrait and mixed media
Erotic Sci Fi - Portrait and mixed media
Calming the Storm - Portrait and mixed media
No Story
Uranus Sensuality
The Power of Silence - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Praying to my Moon: Self- Portrait - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Cello Moon - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
State of Mind - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Morning Dream - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)
Pomegranate - Caravaggio style - Mixed Media (photography, digital art)

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Cordula Rock

"In art the cosmic beauty that underlies everything can be experienced. Art gives me the space to allow something new. The artist must not allow himself to be determined - he must be the creator himself. He has to leave MARKS!"

Passion - Collage and mixed media on wooden panel, in shadow gap, 83,5 x 63,7 cm

German artist, Cordula Rock was born 1964 in Munich, Germany, and today she lives in Woodlake, a village near Munich. Rock studied art at Academy of Fine Art Munich. She had also long private lessons with the German artist Jürgen Welker (pupil of Prof. Markus Lüpertz, Germany) and moreover she was taught by the German artist Gabriele Musebrink.

Colour-Dance - Mixed media on canvas 140 x 180 cm
Lavender-landscape - Mixed media on canvas 110 x 150 cm
View into Paradise - Mixed media on canvas 130 x 150 cm
Vastness - Mixed media on canvas 80 x 130 cm

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Fong Fai

“Abstract art, it is a reality that does not exist, a product of thought, momentary feelings, and music melody... all that could be my inspiration to create.”

Random - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.

Fong Fai studied art at the Hong Kong Academy of Art in Hong Kong. He was selected as one of the six leading artists in Hong Kong. He owned an art gallery (Fong's Art Gallery) and also taught at the Oriental Arts Institute in Hong Kong. Fai's artworks have been exhibited in Asia, Australia and North America. Later, Fong Fai was invited to exhibit his paintings in San Francisco and Hawaii, where he fell in love with this country and decided to stay. Today his works continue to appear in the United States. An abstract artist, Fong Fai uses brushwork calligraphy techniques to produce works that integrate concepts of Eastern and Western art. Fong Fai currently lives in San Francisco.

Look Forward - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Ode to Nature - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Trace 7.10.19 - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.
Revelation of Nature - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

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