Ritva Georgiades

“Art is my hobby, my obsession, my love, yearning for something that I cannot give name to. It is an ongoing journey with its ups and downs. This journey can be both exciting and agonizing and at times surprising how images unfold.”

Pansies - Mixed media collage 67 x 65 framed

Born and raised in Finland, Ritva Georgiades has lived in England since 1969. Her art has been in many group exhibits and international art fairs. Ritva enjoys experimenting with different materials to express her ideas. Rather than focusing on a single style, her practice covers themes from figurative to abstract. The artist holds a BA (Honors) in Fine Arts Degree from Surrey Institute of Art and Design.

Flower - Mixed media 39 x 39 cm
Grand Bazaar - Mixed media Each panel 25 x 25 cm
Butterflies - Collage, acrylic, hand stitching 49 x 49 cm
Mountainscape - Mixed media 27 x 15 cm

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Misa Aihara

"Sometimes I work in chaos. I ask myself "Is the picture worth working for?" My brain tells me "Wrong color!", "Wrong place!" I struggle to find steps. I believe I will come to the goal. I want to give emotional and spiritual impact to a composition of figurative abstract elements."

Verko 17-9 - Oil on canvas 80 x 100cm

We have the ability to sense every color and every shape surrounding us and accept what they are telling. I am always open to the things that come to me through my five senses in my daily life. Some are color and form, some of them come through communication by words and sounds and others come through the atmosphere in the sense of smell, touch and so on. I observe my painting to get inspiration for the next step from the hint of a color either in a small part of the canvas, the whole structure of the canvas or the atmosphere of the image. When I misread the hints, I analyze the reason for my mistake and try to find another step. I always repeat this process to complete a painting. I want to evoke profound feelings in the viewer and invite to explore deeper dimensions of consciousness."

Verko 17-1 - Oil on canvas 72.2 x 90.9cm
Verko 17-21 - Oil on canvas 60.6 x 72.7cm
Verko 18-7 - Oil on canvas 80 x 100cm
Kompozicio: Verdo & Bluo '18 - Oil on canvas 97 x 130.3cm

Born in the Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan, Misa Aihara graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo. She has been actively producing and exhibiting artwork since the early 70s in Japan, across Europe and the USA. Aihara recently participated at the Florence Biennale, London Art Biennale, Art Fair New York 2017 and was awarded by the Chianciano Art Museum, The Global Art Awards, 1st "Prince of Salinas-Gottopardo"Art Critic Award and many more.

Verko 07-06, Oil on canvas 100 × 80 cm
Verko 11-7, Oil on canvas 100 × 80 cm
Verko 16-2, Oil on canvas 100 × 80 cm
Verko 15-4, Oil on canvas 91 × 73 cm
En Cxambro 08-07, Oil on canvas 117 × 91 cm

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Zachary Chang

"Our physical bodies are bound by the political system, humanistic beliefs and even various forces of society and inner world are full of worries, fears, and anger. Happiness is always so short, but suffering is so long. The exploration of liberation becomes my most important philosophical proposition."

Liberation-Forms - Cloth, fiber, acrylic and mixed media 60 x 120 cm

Resident artist of Beijing Shangyuan Art Museum

Select Solo Shows

2017 “Liberation”, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing.

2017 “Gang·Exhibition for Review ”, United Art Space, Haikou.

Selected group exhibitions:

2018  Armory Art Week, New York, USA.

2017 BRICS (South Africa) Metaphysics Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shuiding Art Museum, Xiamen.

2017 Bridge-Shangyuan Art Museum 2017 International Creation Program Opening Exhibition, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing.

2017  Art Basel, Euroairport, Switzerland.

2017  Oil painting exhibition, Chinese Painting Research Institute, Qizhen Art Museum, Beijing.

Works Exhibition of Beijing Painting and Calligraphy Arts, Guozhong Art Museum, Beijing.

2016  Hongkong Chinese Art Exhibition, Hongkong City Hall, Hongkong.

2016  Miami Art Week, Spectrum Pavilion, Miami.

2016 Amerasia Bank Exhibition, Amerasia Bank Gallery, New York.

2016 Los Angeles art exhibition for commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory in the world anti-fascist war, U.S.-China Art Museum, USA.

2016 Topart National Itinerant Exhibition for Artist of the YearInternational Expo Center, Yiwu, and Xiamen, China.

2015 56th Venice Biennale, Kenya Pavilion, Venice.

Awards and Honors

2017 Honorable Mention Award, CFA Foundation, France.

2016 Gold Award, Hongkong city hall, Hongkong.

2016 Artavita 20th Online Art Contest award, USA

2016 Eighth Art Prize, USA.

2016 Artist of the Year, Topart, China.

2015  Selected as one participant of the Chinese and Western Art Education Art Exchange,CAFA, France

2014 Selected as one participant of the New Zealand Art Exchange Mission CAFA , New Zealand.

Public Collections

Liberation SY4-5 Series, Beijing Art Museum.

Liberation Formlessness No.1 , Xiamen Shuiding Art Museum.

Romance of New Zealand, Chinese Painting Research Institute Committee.

Nirvana China Art Museum, LA, USA.

Spiral and Tower, Doctor Academician Industrial Park,Hainan

Liberation-SY2 - Mixed media and oil on canvas 107 x 140 cm
Female Figure B-11 - Insulation material, wires, acrylic material 81 x 116 cm
LimitA06 - Underpants, iron fillings, acrylic and mixed media 81 x 116 cm
Liberation6A-6 - Mixed media and oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Tiki Mulvihill

"As a multidisciplinary artist, I incorporate sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations and sculptural works. I construct natural and repurposed materials, realized through pseudo-scientific research and development to expand viewer interaction to bridge imagery fact and fiction."

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Courier Wild, 16.5” X 7” X 5”, 2. Presto, 8.5” X 12” X 5”, 3. Time Peace, 25” X 19” X 7.25”. Driftwood and object sculpture

Multidisciplinary artist Tiki Mulvihill incorporates sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations. Although currently situated in Vancouver, Mulvihill sees herself as a reluctant nomad, moving throughout her adult-life between rural and urban communities. This transience generates an ongoing dialogue within her studio practice where she teases the supposed truths we construct in our conflicted relationships with place. Mulvihill’s work, constructed of natural and repurposed materials, is realized through pseudo-scientific research and development. It expands through viewer interaction and engagement to bridge the gaps between imaginary and actual; between fact and fiction. Her work voices contradictions of belonging in disparate environments where humans respond to ‘place’.

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Chirpy Pet 32” X 11.75” X 7”, 2. Effeminate, 45” X 18” X 10.75”, 3. Mr. Winkey, 26” X 8.5” X 9”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. K Spiral, 21” X 9” X 6.5”, 2. Underneath, 46” X 17.5” X 9.5”. Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Pinkish Purple, 23” X 7.75” X 7. 75”. 2. Alian, 29” X 12.75” X 8”, 3. Cadaver Clock, 15.25” X 7.5” X 6”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Tickle Tusker, 15.5” X 16” X 9.75”, 2. Vixen, 24” X 11” X 8”, 3. Cervidae, 33.25 X 15.75” X 9., Driftwood and object sculpture

Mulvihill was born in Alberta, Canada and earned BFA and MA Degrees at University of Idaho. Regional activities extended her roles as an artist. Her subsequent diverse career included art/dance instruction, curating and coordination of art education. Mulvihill provided the impetus for experimentation in multidisciplinary collaborative and community-based activities. Her MFA (University of Calgary) furthered varied art connections. Recently, Mulvihill’s collaborative art-ventures led to co-founding Art is Land Network, a Vancouver Canada-based collective involving usage of natural re-purposed materials within landscapes.  Also recent residencies within Alberta, Scotland and Sweden invoked Mulvihill’s intra-disciplinary approaches to unique sites.  She exhibited multiple installations and sculptures in Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Sweden and Italy.

Love Heart, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 15 x 7 x 6 in.
Era Angles, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 33 x 22 x 9 in.
Vibrant Drift, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 80 x 80 in.
Woof, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 34 x 9 x 18 in.
BC Survey Feet, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 13 x 32 x 11 in.

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Yvette Swan

"What inspires me is a sense of truth, freedom, and love. This is found in everything and everyone. When I open to another my heart expands and this joy and love ignites the creative energy. It is all connected and naturally unfolds. Creating from this space is what I love."

Still Free - Oil on linen 30 x 30 cm

“I love the creative energy that opens from within and being able to have a painting come from that space. It is the best feeling. A work of art is completed when it is hanging on the wall of its new owner. The artwork is then released to the world. People who have bought my art have connected to them from a feeling. It’s immediate.

My purpose for creating art is to pass through a sense of something bigger. A sense of who we are in our heart. We may have challenges in a lifetime but beyond that is the true essence of who we are. This we have in common with one another. We might feel or believe at times we are separate from each other but this is not true. Sometimes it takes an entire lifetime to realize this but that doesn’t matter. We have a purpose to be here and to be here together. I love when my art is received beyond what can be seen on the canvas or worked out in the mind. It just is. I love to allow the energy of who we are to come through the painting and touch the heart of people. It brings joy to my heart.”

Yvette Swan was born in Australia and lives between Sydney and Northern NSW. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of NSW, College of Fine Arts, and has had over 35 solo and group exhibitions in Australia, including the Wynne Landscape Prize at AGNSW, Metro Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Prize, and the Art Series Leeuwin Estate Collection. Yvette is included in the book “Unfinished Journeys” by Ken McGregor. Her paintings belong to private and public collections. In December 2018 Yvette will exhibit paintings in the Spectrum-Red Dot Miami Art Fair and in April 2019 Artexpo New York. She will be the Featured Artist in the Home Design magazine, issue Jan/Feb 2019.

Yvette’s current paintings have come from a deeper awareness of who we are beyond the human condition. They reflect our true nature as pure awareness. The world, the personalities, emotions, thoughts, stories, the body, and mind, and all of the content are only passing energies. They come and they go. But what is always here which never comes and goes and is aware of all this passing content? It is our essential nature. It is the source of our being. We are the awareness that all this takes place in.

Yvette is enjoying her current style of oil paintings. Her works have evolved from vibrant and bold abstract paintings to then abstract landscapes to now paintings that reflect light, nature, and what can’t be seen.

Nothing Remains - Oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm
Night Fields - Oil on linen 30 x 30 cm
Creation - Oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm
A Touch of Paradise - Oil on linen 30 x 30 cm

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Monte Wright

"A painting should not end on the canvas. It should encourage viewers to create worlds of their own."

Universal Struggle - Acrylic on canvas $3,000

Monte Wright was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and is now based in Ontario, Canada. He presently works in a Kitchener home studio. He was recently featured as a Modern Master in the New York publication Art in Focus. Since 1962, Monte has shown his work in many private and public galleries, both nationally and internationally. After retirement in 1992, Monte pursued a full-time career in art. His interests continue to vary in scope, from monumental murals to contemporary, abstract art, social issues and computer-generated images. Since 2000 Monte has been exploring a series of digital landscapes. Painter and artiste extraordinaire, Monte herein establishes himself once again as an artistic force to be reckoned with. A powerful painter, Monte’s overture places him with the likes of Lucian Freud and Kandinsky. Yet, while Monte’s works have the swirling energy of many great artists, they also suggest something quite different: the murmuring of numerous voices beneath each layer. The artist’s work has changed greatly over the years, and is seldom simple. He courageously goes beyond the given and familiar, pioneering new techniques and materials in order to expand his own vision. A master of color, Monte is adept in his use of pure colour in his digital prints. He uses soft brown or black to neuter the surrounding cacophony of colors. The artist’s intent is to block out the outside world in order to give the viewer space in which to roam freely. Monte’s work impacts our senses, awakens our emotional memory, and empowers us to see the universe and beyond. He teaches us that a painting should not end on the canvas. It should encourage viewers to create worlds of their own.

Guiding Spirit - Acrylic on canvas $3,000
Madonna - Acrylic on canvas $3,000
Oneness - Acrylic on canvas $3,000
Burst of Energy - Acrylic on canvas $3,000

Monte Wright is an internationally recognized artist. In 2010 and 2011 his art has been shown in New York, N. Y. ; New Haven Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Florence, Italy; London, England and Argentina.His work is found in many collections throughout Canada and the United States. Example locations are as follows: The Brandon Sun collection in Manitoba; The Fogarty House, Chester, Vermont, U.S.A.; Kitchener Farmers market, Kitchener, Ontario; Creelman Hall, University of Guelph, Ontario; Fellowship of Christian Police officers, Toronto, Ontario; and Tony Flanagan House, Bosham, United Kingdom. Monte’s website is www.monteartist.org.


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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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Grady Zeeman

“The soul of an artist cannot be muted indefinitely. It must either be expressed, or it will consume the host.” - Gerard de Marigny

I Am Incredibly Grateful - Mixed media 29 x 39 x 1 in.

South African artist, Grady Zeeman has exhibited in South Africa, USA, UK, Italy, Germany, France, China, and India until recently owning the Kunstehuijs Art Gallery in South Africa. Grady holds degrees in Fashion Design by CPUT, South Africa, in Art Appreciation by The Art Institute and Certificate of Navigating Today's Art World by Sotheby's Institute of Art.

"Understanding the role of the modern female in society and how we can balance all our abilities to the greater good of humankind,  is of vital importance to me. By using myself as a model to work from in my latest range, forces me to be honest with what I see and who I am. Each painting I do is part of a deeply personal and emotional journey. They all express who I am, what I’ve struggled with and what I’ve conquered.  As I’m increasingly creating flow in my life, creating flow in my art is essential to me. The contrast between thin and bold areas, an expression of the multi-faceted woman I am. I believe that our greatest freedom comes after the words, I am……………"

I Am Loved - Mixed media 39 x 29 x 1 in.
I Am Beautiful - Mixed media 29 x 39 x 1 in.
I Am Approved Of - Mixed media 39 x 29 x 1 in.
I Am In The Presence Of Greatness - Oil 39 x 29 x 1 in.


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hANSKENS

"I can be a 25-year-old male gay who married his first love (whom now is 47 )…. I can be an 18-year-old EMO girl with multiple colored tones in her hair and suicidal thoughts... I can be a 46-year-old mother of six who was born in Belgium and lives now in Sweden... That does not matter; it is the art that matters..."

Big Blue - Painting 70 x 50 cm
Hollow Face - Painting 35 x 28 cm
Hollow Faces 2 - Painting 70 x 50 cm
Stained Surprise - Painting 70 x 50 cm
Upp In The Air - Paint on textile 125 x 125 cm (unframed)


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Yuichi Onouchi

"A concept of my all works is peace. I believe in this world, and I create works to help the world get better, even for just a bit."

E-Stool - Wood and iron 550 x 450 mm

Yuichi Onouchi is a Japanese Artist born in Tokyo in 1990, and working with a variety of media producing from photography to fine art furniture.

Exhibition, Awards

2017  Famicase Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)

2017  IPA ~int’l photo graph awards~ (IPA online)

2018  EXHIBITION SURFACE “BODEIES” (Venetia, Italy)

2018  "ABSTRACT” ART EXHIBITION(art room gallery online)

2018  "Black and White” (Colors of Humanity Art Gallery)

2018  “Fusion Art”

Peace Is Burning Under The Moon - Mixed media (oil, acrylic, sand, pen) 900 x 650 mm
Vigore - B&W photograph 257 x 364 mm
Tomorrow Peace - Illustration poster 594 x 841 mm
Personality - Color photograph 594 x 841 mm


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