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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Clari Netzer

“My paintings are characterized by dualism and color rooted in Mexico where I grew up. I make use of contrasting elements which eventually reach balance and harmony. I intend to denote a state of two parts, a view about the relationship between mind and matter where two opposites co-exist in harmony."

A Touch of Spring - Oil on canvas 120 x 90 cm

Artist Clari Netzer was born in 1961 in Monterrey, N.L, Mexico. She is the youngest daughter of Rumanian Jews and Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Mexico in mid-1950's. She is a self-taught artist, discovered her passion for painting and art early. In México, Clari was deeply touched by the Primitive Art of different cultures that lived in ancient México, the folklore, and Mexican Art History, which influences have considerably influenced her artworks and her activities as an Israeli artist today. After graduating in B.A in Communication Sciences she immigrated to Israel in 1983 to live in Kibbutz Ein Gev.

Over the years in Israel, Clari Netzer has worked in various areas, including 12 years as an Import and Purchasing Manager for a leading, privately-owned company in worldwide selective cosmetics products. Longing to express her desire to develop creative art has led her to abandon her management career and devote herself to art. Netzer's paintings are showcased in exhibitions in Israel and abroad and can be found in public and private collections. Along with her artistic work, she lectures, to promote the role of women in the arts. She currently lives and works in Carmiel.

To Life - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
After the Flood - Oil on canvas 80 x 50 cm
The Big Wave - Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm
An Open Window - Oil on canvas 80 x 50 cm


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Chad Mount

It Is A Place

Chad Mount is a Technologist and Artist whose works are influenced by the interconnectivity of life. Mount’s focus bends from structures of cellular systems to deep space, transforming into a universal sensory language. Through the use of painting iterations, light and computers Mount choreographs wondrous organic moments of color and light. His work has found its way into many corporate and private collections such as Kirkpatrick Oil Company, The Oklahoma History Center and Toy2R HQ.

A Cognitive Response
Ascending A New
Growing Into It
Darkness Misperceived


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Marianne Charlotte Mylonas-Svikovsky

"I always aim at the essence of what surges from my innerself, rendering the emotions aroused and translating them into color, composition and the gestures implicated in the means used. Art translates and confers meaning to life in ever renewed forms as emotions are universally the same."

Inferno ... Sexual Harassment, An Archaïsme Ever Present, 2018 - Oil and acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm

"Painting has been a personal refuge for me since I was 12, throughout my parents' eventful life all over the world, obliging me to quick adaption for school and languages mentalities and environment. I thus developed an acute eye, like a photographer, registering images in my mind, also increasing my sensitivity that later was brought to a pinnacle by tragedies and traumas to my children that I overcame. Thanks to Art helping a resiliency that conferred new meaning to my life, a means to express and canalize overflowing emotions, that will ever be universal, in the end attaining peace and joy again. The major international exhibitions I have been invited to have brought me in contact with other artists and trends but my references are the great masters mainly of the Italian Renaissance which I studied in Rome, and the masters of Italy, France inspiring me on my very personal path. I go to the essence of things that surge from my innerself, instinctively, translating them in an alla prima way or after long maturation, working on them until they convey the original emotion hidden in my soul that needs to be expressed. Emotions, vibrations, world-impacting events, vibrations through lines and colors, atmospheres and poetic images, story-telling abstracts are my main themes determining the colors, composition, means and gestures used. The soul speaks, the inner mind expresses spontaneously on canvas what surges and ideally speaks to the spectator who gives life to my artwork through his words and own feelings. I have the honor of being invited to many international exhibitions, art books and monthly art magazines and feel the responsibility of keeping the faculty of emotional authenticity and the capacity to translate them through my personal sensitivity. Three free quotations: Pierre Soulage: "Let the material go freely." Leonardo da Vinci: "If the hand is not guided by the soul it is not art."  Henri Miller: "Go to the essence always the essence, and Paintings leads back to joy and life."

Taking The Wave In Deep Blue... And Opening Up, 2018 - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Social Media Leaking ... And Us On Internet Innocent Users, 2018 - Acrylic and oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Lampedusa ... Leaving.... So Many Crosses In Our Sea…, 2013 - Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 60 cm
Refugees ... The Problem, Pushing On Step By Step To A Red Light, 2018 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm


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Marti White

"I am a mixed media artist. I work in acrylic paints and mediums and with collage, using papers that I surface design myself. I love color and texture and incorporate them both in much of what I do. I enjoy letting the viewer find their own story in my work. My work is not pre-planned, a soul journey."

Cascade - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

"My life as an artist has taken various forms over more than half a century beginning with the creative play of a child, the usual art classes in school and college, and then a series of classes with various teachers in various media – pencil, ink, oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and collage.  Each medium has offered different challenges and joys. Watercolor brought me years of satisfying work in the middle years of my life. I painted mostly from the natural world around me in the Midwest – flowers, landscapes, and small wonders of the forest and field. When we moved to the West to retire, I felt that it called for a new artistic path to go along with a new life in a new place. I found a wonderful teacher in mixed media and embarked on a discovery of painting from the heart. Learning to just let my colors and media take me wherever they pulled me was an exciting new adventure in expression. It seemed that these new paintings came from the center of my very being and were very spiritual in nature. By painting from my gut instead of my head, with no concern for what the paintings meant or whether they looked like something, I was able to free up some inner person that I had never known before. "

Red Passage - Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in.
Escena XI - Collage 18 x 18 in.
Bajo El Mar I - Watercolor 17 x 17 in.
Lilacs In A Golden Sun - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.

Marti White is a Signature Member of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) where she also was President (2006-2009, 2011-2014), she is an Associate of The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ and a Signature Member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and member of  Tubac Center of the Arts, PaperWorks, The Contemporary Art Society and Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Watercolor Association and juried member of Arizona Arts Alliance.


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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.”

Illumination - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 x 1.8 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)

Opus Primum, mixed media, 12 x 16 x 0.8 in.
Ocean Of Emotion - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 x 1,8 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.

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Herbert Hermans

"With imagination, composition, and strokes of the brush, I am trying to find the ideal world between fantasy and reality and make people think about the beauty of the old and sometimes ruinous buildings and the world in general."

Exchange Building Antwerp - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm

“Meticulously rendered, industrial and architectural elements become complex patterns in Herbert Hermans’ original paintings. With many years of experience in depicting modern architecture, Hermans has developed a very personal style that is immediately recognizable.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Born in 1947 in Voorburg, The Netherlands, Bert Hermans is living in Rotterdam. Since the late 80's Hermans has been a passionate painter and he owns an atelier in the historic city center of Gouda. His work consists mainly of oil paintings. Hermans has taken various courses in acrylics, water media and oil painting at the Dutch Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam and further developed his technique at the atelier of Clara Miedema, Rotterdam. Hermans has had exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and the USA and has been nominated in 2014 and 2016 for Painting of the Year in Holland. This year he was named Artist of the Month by Artavita and his most recent shows include Little Treasures Bologna Italy, Spectrum Miami USA, Nationale Kunstdagen Rotterdam,  Shanghai Art Fair, Annual Dutch Art Fair in Amsterdam, Trevisan International Art, Unique Realities in Madrid, Spain, the London Crossroads Art Fair, Art San Diego,  the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, Le SM'ART' at Aix en Provence, France, ArtExpo New York, Ritme in Roden and Marziart Internationale Galerie in Hamburg, Germany.

"The main theme of my work is industrial and cultural heritage. Sources of inspiration for my paintings are abandoned and often ruinous buildings. Use of color and use of light make my paintings special events. Dark disconsolateness is changing into light and warmth. Regularly I add characters who provide another or an extra dimension to the image, like brides, monks, and observers. The tension in their relationship is sometimes nearly tangible."

Illusion 2 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
Big Office - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Illusion 1 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
The Boathouse - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm


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