Atom Hovhanesyan

After refining and continuing to develop the post divisionist technique by painting not so much in a narrative sense, Atom painted bits and pieces of thoughts or emotions/memories, at times incidental, at times directed consciously, unified in one mood or an atmosphere.

Sleeping Venus (Study After Giorgione) - Oil on canvas 30 x 48 in.

Atom Hovhanesyan was a New York-based artist working in oil and ink. Atom lived a life not many would understand. To this day, his family and friends still don't understand the struggles and depression he faced for nearly the past decade, but his art speaks volumes. In his abstract works, Atom's goal was to create a unified atmosphere and sense of luminosity. Bits and pieces of forms from memory were utilized as building blocks for constructing the composition. Atom was trying to create a  complex space compelling enough to act as a point of departure while retaining the often accidental mystery and painted energy.

As a faithful and respectful learner, Atom loved traditional media and ground his own colors. He committed a colossal dedication to his art, beyond any imaginable passion or love. Sometimes spending 72 hours nonstop working on a painting or drawing, Atom unintentionally, or maybe subconsciously even, created a unique and unprecedented style and technique in post divisionism and ink drawings never observed before.

Atom's own statement about his art: "The goal here is to utilize the whole surface of the support, challenging the viewer's perception of negative space. Essentially divisionist, the figure/composition is woven into the fabric of the plane and the space warps into the figure. In the painting process, repetitive, almost automatic, application of the cross-hatched lines allow the subconscious the opportunity to direct the composition. There is a tension between the desire to hide vs. the need to reveal, conflicting within the human mind. As far as drawings, I worked with ink with the same approach, because of the fine lines unique to this medium and the texture that arises from multiple built-up layers of cross-hatched lines, allowed me to focus on light and texture and the feel of the drawing ended up being quite different from the paintings."

MG - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
Burlington Cartoon (Study After Leonardo) - Ballpoint pen on paper 30 x 22 x 1 in.
Untitled - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.
Portrait of Annie Clark - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.

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Newel Hunter

"I'm fascinated with the idea of exposing what can't be seen, what's underneath it all; the history, the story, the abstract and random image. And while some of my work is very precise and structured, I revel in the unfixed nature of things. Imperfections are so much more interesting."

Nick of Time - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

"I rarely know what I'm going to paint beforehand, choosing to let my subconscious direct the work and guide my hand, allowing chance to play an important role in shaping the final product."

Newel Hunter is an award-winning American artist who has developed a dynamic style of painting crafted around action, drama, and vitality.  His stated ambition is to create a body of work where, "ideas, discovery and surprise reign supreme." And in doing so, he skirts the boundaries between realism and abstract, fiction and fact. Every image is a whole body exercise in storytelling.

Hunter is proud to be one of only 44 international artists featured in Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century. At 240 pages, this coffee table-sized book is the definitive volume on the role of chance in contemporary fine art. He has exhibited globally, and his artwork is in the private collections of many international collectors.

Whistle Stop - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Dancing In The Dark - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Quitting While I'm A Head - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Homecoming 2 - Acrylic on canvas panel 16 x 20 in.

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Francesca Falli

"In my art, there is an exercise in thought that blends with visual communication. I love new digital techniques, even if for me the computer is only a mean; the ideas come first in my mind. I combine technology and painting techniques inspired by Pop Art."

JE SUI POLLOK - Digital media, acrylic, mirror 80 x 80 cm

Francesca Falli began painting as a child, under the guidance of her maternal grandfather, and made arts her professional sphere. She studied at the Art Institute, the European Institute of Design and the Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1983 she began her career as a freelance graphic designer, carrying out graphic projects for public bodies and private companies, while she devoted herself to painting. In 2010, she began working with digital techniques. She is the creator of numerous editorial-artistic publications: in 2000 she designed and created the "International Peace Prize" assigned to the Holy Father Pope John Paul II. In the 90s, she attended the studio of Fabio Mauri.

Falli's works are exhibited in several contemporary art museums and she has received prizes and awards in Italy and abroad. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Contemporary Landscape. She exhibited her "Pollage" in the large galleries section of the main Italian contemporary art fairs alongside the works Warhol, Festa, Angeli, and Schifano. She is documented within the Catalog of Modern Art Mondadori and the Atlas of Art de Agostini. Falli exhibited her "PollArte" at Palazzo Albrizzi Capello to coincide with the review of the Guatemala Pavilion, present at the 16th Venice Biennale.

Her attitude to experimentation has pushed her towards the creation of an innovative mode of "artistic work" in which painting and decoration are contaminated with the possibilities of new digital techniques. Continuous research has led her to the production of "Pollage" which are gaining interest from critics and historians and are spreading in the world of collectors. The chaotic, distorted and emphasized landscapes we find in her mirrored artworks are an expression of the mental and visual chaos caused by the earthquake that struck her city in 2009.

ALLARME POLLO - Digital media, print, acrylic, mirror 100 x 100 cm
I'AM - Digital media, print, acrylic, mirror 75 x 95 cm
VAN COC - Digital collage, spray, aluminum 70 x 90 cm
POLL GAUGUIN - Digital collage, acrylics, print, pictorial canvas 70 x 90 cm

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Mathieu Nozieres

"I'm inspired by humanity and its various cultures. Through my artworks, I aim to create a bridge between the past, the present, and hopefully, the future."

Boy On Horse - Acrylic on canvas 180 x 200 cm

"Mathieu Nozieres was born in Grenoble, France in 1988. Growing up as a free-spirited and inquisitive individual, Mathieu soon discovered his love for comic arts and drawing. For him, the most interesting way to spend his time was observing and experiencing the world - telling stories, through his drawing.

Graduating from the St. Lucas School of Arts in Belgium at a young age, and armed with a basic comics drawing background, Mathieu then pursued and graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) in Belgium in 2012.

His oil paintings developed around a deep interest he has for humankind and the world; his topics often feature protagonists accompanied by a horse or a bird, symbolizing a certain kind of freedom that surges within our desires. Mathieu's artworks are often inspired by Jean Giraud (comics), Rubens, Delacroix and Géricault (painting) and Rimbaud (poetry.) Combined with a certain sense for contemporary themes, Mathieu has cherished the opportunity to bring forward the lust for the co-existence between past and present, imbuing a lingering continuity in his artworks.

Mathieu has also begun to specialize his art experience and culture by teaching European art across countries like China, Belgium, France, and Morocco for the last five years. His extensive travel has enriched his creative viewpoint and experiences, extending his main field of exploration, reflection, and experimentation in his artworks.

Mathieu's paintings have been selected for showcase throughout France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, England, The Netherlands, and China, including his solo exhibition “Nouvelles Peintures” in La Louve Gallery, Belgium, Mobil'Art 2019, 9th Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Belgium, Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Charron, Germany. His works also have won several awards, like the Artslant 2017 showcase (1st place), Nominee of the Louis Schmidt painting prize 2018 and Nominee of the Montaigne prize 2017, Culture category."

- Written by Ashling Aileron, 2019

Man Listening To The Wind - Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm
The Night - Acrylic on canvas 200 x 180 cm
The Door - Oil on canvas 205 x 195 cm
The Escape - Oil on wood 15 x 19 cm

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Victor Steven Rosenberg

"Northwest by Southeast by Southwest; three sensibilities, three different lights, three environments; all synthesized into what I recreate today. The Arizona Sonoran Desert has been a powerful muse, influencing my art, offering its essence which becomes my vision, celebrating color in my work."

The Servant Isaiah 53 - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

American Artist, Victor Steven Rosenberg was born in 1939 in Brooklyn, NY and spent much of his youth in the mid-western and western U.S.He began formal art studies in 1968, and although he left after completing three years because he felt he had learned all he could from that environment, art school unzipped the outer shell of his family’s traditions and expectations. Victor has never stopped studying other artists and their work, as well as other philosophies.

He has been a practicing artist for 50+ years; painting in the Northwest for 14 years, then moving to the Southeast where he painted for another 12.  While visiting the Sonoran Desert in 1989, he heard the desert call and has been painting in the Southwest for almost 30 years. He has had four public studio-galleries, approximately eleven one-man shows and 36 group shows.  He has won 16 awards and has art in four public collections and hundreds of private collections.  Articles and television documentaries have been done about him and his art.

Victor’s subject matter includes landscape, figures, animals, dreams and the power he draws from the land.  For him the adventure of art is bringing a new and different eye to an everyday subject, re-creating from nature, making visible what is not yet seen, discovering a vision below the surface where the paint talks and becomes a new sensibility. He may paint the appearance of a Yaqui Deer Dancer; however, his emphasis is to reach for the essence, the unseen, the transformation of the natural blending with the supernatural.  His work is a record of these explorations; painting a window into a universe often obscured from everyday eyes.  Sometimes Victor starts with a very graphic image. Then, negates the obvious to separate, distinguish, and define. Working until the quiet voice says, "Take a look."  Then, he may refine and clarify until the work is in focus. The journey, the discovery, and wonder are his joy.

Little John - Acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 in.
The Stillness of Light - Acrylic on canvas 26 x 32 in. (Original N/A, Limited edition signed Giclée prints are available)
The Sin Eater - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in.
The Pugilist - Acrylic on paper 30 x 22 in.

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"The fluidity of watercolor, the essence of the material itself states this continual change of nature and as a result the ephemerality of the cycle of life.”

Litany - Watercolor 50 x 70 cm

Greek painter, Spyros Kolyvas was born in Corfu and studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts in the 1st Painting Workshop. In the academic year 1997-98, he received a scholarship and a grant from the State Scholarship Foundation Ι.Κ.Υ. He is a Member of the Greek Chamber of Visual Arts with work found in public and private collections in Greece and abroad. Kolyvas has had four solo exhibitions and participated in over 100 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Litany II: Gerasimos - Watercolor 50 x 70 cm
Untitled - Watercolor 24 x 32 cm
The Path - Watercolor 32 x 29 cm
The Boats - Watercolor 68 x 66 cm

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Anna Green

“Painting women in all forms is my passion, whether mermaids, fairies or the human form... connecting with nature, community and/or self-discovery. I am inspired by the strength of the feminine spirit; a strength that nurtures not only the self but all that she encounters.”

Tandem - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 30 in.

“I was exposed to the world of visual art at a young age, in my birthplace, Melbourne, Australia. My mother painted in oils and sculpted, and she often encouraged me to paint along with her.  After high school, I went to Ontario College of Art, where my focus was fine art. I had intended to carry on in my education to become a medical illustrator (as I also had an interest in healthcare), however, I got sidetracked and moved to the Bahamas. There, I married and had two little girls. During my six years on the island, I painted in watercolor and sold my work through local tourist galleries. I eventually returned to Canada with my daughters, whereby I went back to school to study Occupational Therapy. Throughout my education and subsequent employment in the field of healthcare, I continued to paint occasionally, mostly for my own pleasure and sanity.

In the last decade, I have been fortunate to have the time to delve more deeply into my art career. I believe that my diverse life experiences (relationships, travel, career changes, and personal interests) have positively impacted my paintings. My style is considered "whimsical", a reflection of my daily activities, thoughts, and dreams. My becoming a yoga teacher, six years ago, marked the biggest shift in my work. My current medium of choice is liquid acrylic, which gives my work fluidity while still offering rich tones.

While I still love the challenge of portrait work and the serenity of landscapes and still life, the female image has become my trademark. My "feminine spirits" have evolved from fairies to yogis to women with attitude (the girlfriend's series); all symbolizing the inner strength and grace of the female. My paintings often evoke a smile or a chuckle, as the viewer can often see elements of themselves in each.”

My Essence - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Communing with Nature - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Free Spirit - Acrylic on canvas 12 x 24 in.
Unity - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 in.
Gathering - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Hippy Ride - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 60 in.
Hippy Chicks - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 60 in.
Coastal Cruisers - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Girl with Tattoos - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.

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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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O. Yemi Tubi (MOYAT)

“Like some of the old art masters, Delacroix and Goya, that spoke about social and political upheavals of their time in their works, I use some my paintings to express ideas and opinions on ongoing political and social issues around the world.”

The Glamour and Sexual Abuse in Hollywood - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

Olabamiji Yemi Tubi, commonly known as O Yemi Tubi aka MOYAT was born in 1955 in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. He obtained a BFA Degree at Valdosta State College, Georgia, the USA where he majored in Graphic Design. He was awarded an Art Scholarship and a plaque (Excellence in Fine Art) 1984 by South Georgia, Douglas Georgia, USA. He currently lives and works as a Graphic Artist in the United Kingdom. His works are influenced by Renaissance artists and the current world political situation. He had a solo exhibition at Millfield House, Edmonton, London, England in 1992.

His painting  ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ was shortlisted and exhibited for the ArtGemini Prize 2013. ‘Arab Revolution’ has been exhibited in a group show with The United Society of Artists at Cork Street, London, UK. Five of his paintings were exhibited in a group exhibition of The Best of Salon Des Refuses, 2014, in London. His paintings “Portrait of An Artist” won the 2014 Master of Art International Gold Award. From 2014 to 2017, O. Yemi’s paintings have won 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th places in 2014 American Art Awards competitions. O. Yemi took part in WAC 2014 group exhibition in October 2014 and the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2015. One of O. Yemi’s work was selected for the final round of Art Olympia Competition 2015 exhibition with price award in Tokyo, Japan. Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands commemorative AWARD HONOURS to O. Yemi Tubi for the participation in the works of 2017, 15th PATRAS ART FAIR, Patras Greece. His painting ‘SOYINKA: An African Literary Icon’ was sold by the internationally recognized Saatchi gallery to an art collector in the USA.

SENSUALITY 1: Pains and Pleasure
SENSUALITY 2: The Abuse of Swazi's Queen - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.
The Rosy Seasons of Life - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Lady Merete of Norway - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Simone Biles: The Golden Rose - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.
AJ: Omo Oduduwa, The World Champion - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 in.
Domestic Abuse - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 in.
The Robbery Revival (Matthew 21:13) - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 in.
The Chickens' Fight - Oil on canvas 56 x 44 in.

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