Ping He

"The world is very huge and the universe is vast without boundaries. When perceiving the power of celestial bodies and deities, I found the invisible Shape, Color and Light. It presents its power in the inanimate architectural movement which I’m exploring and am very joyful for."

P Series 01 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm

Mr. Ping He 和平 was born and living in Shanghai, China where he studied at the Art and Design Dept of Dong Hua University.

Tel: 0086-13661635368

E-mail: phelley_he@163.com

Web site: www.artpinghe.com

Instagram: www.ping_he_artist

 

Select Exhibitons

2019 May - London Art Biennale (https://www.londonbiennale.co.uk/artist/ping-he)

2019 - Enter into Art by Kurt Gerd Ries + Gabriele Walter, Germany

2018 Nov. –  Group exhibition in Xuhui Art Museum in Shanghai.

2017 Apr-May ---- VIVA Valletta International Visual Art Festival, solo exhibition in The MILL B’KARA

(http://viva.org.mt/mevents/three-perfect-things)

2016 Sep. -  Solo exhibition in ST JAMES CAVALIER, Valletta, Malta http://www.kreattivita.org/event/wirja-ta-he-ping-persistence-of-form/

2015 May - Solo exhibition in Madrid, Spain at China Culture Center

2015 Feb -  Solo exhibition in Malta at China Culture Center

2014 Dec. - Exhibition in Berlin, German at China Culture Center

2007 Nov. -Attending The 11th Shanghai Art Fair 2007

1999 Sep. - Group exhibition in Stephen Gang Gallery in New York

1997 Jan. 1-7 - Solo Exhibition in New Shanghai Library opening ceremony

1992 Feb. - Group exhibition in Shanghai Duo Yun Xuan Gallery

Publications

2019 - 100 Artists of the Future - Art Book by Contemporary Art Magazine www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/100-artists-of-the-future

2018 Aug. - Another Artistic Universe by StudioByblos https://issuu.com/studiobyblos/docs/ping_he

2018 Jan. 03 - Contemporary Art Curator  http://www.contemporaryartcurator.com/he-ping/

2017 Dec. 12 Ping He  - My artistic Diary by studioByblos https://issuu.com/studiobyblos/docs/ping_he_issuu

P Series 02 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm
P Series 03 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm
D Series 01 - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 55 cm
P Series 04 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 55 cm

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Antoni Kowalski

"My work deals with the space between the material and spiritual world. I am looking for a perfect form to show through the metaphor the complexity and richness of the universe from the position of my existence. I am inspired by nature and everything that is important to me."

Tree of Life: Eden, 2015 - Oil on panel 70 x 206 cm

Polish artist, Antoni Kowalski was born in 1957 and studied at the Department of Graphic Art in Katowice of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland. Between 1994 and 2000 he was a lecturer at the European Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and since 2009 he is a full time Fine Arts Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. A member of Manhattan Graphics Center NY, USA Kowalski has had numerous artistic journeys throughout Europe, in the USA and in China and participated in over 400 group shows.  He currently resides in Katowice, Poland.

Select Solo Shows

1982 Gallery 2016, Brussels, Belgium;

1982 L’Hotel de Ville, Courcelles, Belgium;

1983 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1984 Ka De We Gallery, West Berlin;

1984 Obere Galerie, West Berlin;

1985 Kuhdamm Galerie, West Berlin;

1985 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1989 A.B. Wahl Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1992 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1994 Piast Castle Museum & Gallery, Gliwice, Poland;

1994 Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland;

1995 State Art Gallery – Willa, Łódź, Poland;

1995 Gallery 2016, Brussels, Belgium

1996 Gallery 2016, Hauterive/Neuchatel, Switzerland;

1997 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

1998 Contemporary Art. Gallery, Płock, Poland;

1999 Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

2000 Society for Arts, 1112 Gallery, Chicago, USA

2002 Artemis Gallery, Cracow, Poland

2003 Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland, retrospective, Poland

Chateau de Bourscheid, Schubertiade, Luxemburg

2007 Contemporary Art Gallery BWA Olsztyn, retrospective, Poland

2009 Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice, Poland

2010 Contemporary Art. Gallery „Elektrownia”Czeladz Poland

2011 BWA Gallery Rzeszów Poland

2013 Contemporary Art. Gallery BWA Kielce Poland

2015  Foyer Gallery The Slaski Theatre, Katowice Polaand

2015.Contemporary Art Gallery BWA Olsztyn Poland

Select Awards and Honors

2018 Honourable Mention - BIMPE Biennial International Miniature Print  Vancouver, Canada

-„Best Work” 3rd Jogja International Miniprint Biennale (JIMB) Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Eden-Horizon, 2019 - Oil on canvas 97 x 130 cm
Tree of Life, 2011 - Oil on canvas 130 x 291 cm
Eden-Shadow, 2017 - Oil on panel 119 x 150 cm
Tree of Life XI, 2016 Oil on canvas 130 x 97 cm

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Roxana Werner

"Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development."

Ganges (Diptych) - Oil and mixed media 60 x 55 cm

From Santiago, Chile, Roxana Werner has been the recipient of notable awards including 1st Place Award, Painting & 2-Dimensional Media, March 2017 by Artavita and has been actively exhibiting since 1985 in Chile, France, Spain, Holland, the United States, Uruguay, and Argentina.

“Textural, painterly and intricate, Roxana Werner’s paintings come in a series of inspirational earth-tone landscapes. Eerie and mystical they are full of detail yet gently open up space for the viewer to gaze and contemplate. Like landscapes of the aftermath of something apocalyptic or moments of calm right before a storm, Werner’s paintings are mysterious, enigmatic and intriguing.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Sarnath - Oil and mixed media 70 x 50 cm
Los Derripiadores - Oil and mixed media 100 x 80 cm
La Marcha Escuela Santa María de Iquique - Oil and mixed media 120 x 90 cm
La Tirana - Oil and mixed media 70 x 50 cm

"Being a Textile Designer, I worked for many years making Batik tapestries whose origin lies in Javanese Art. There comes a time when I need a technique that allows me to use drawing and color with greater breadth and possibilities. In this way I entered the Campus El Comendador at the Catholic University of Chile, to study art at the Evening School. I have also done studies at various workshops of famous artists and teachers. The interest in deepening the theoretical aspect of art led me to study Theory and History of Art at the University of Chile, Santiago, as well as among other studies, Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Works at Sek University. I paint when researching a theme that attracts me, I study it, I develop it "literally", but only from the experiential, emotional "hook", I can face the fabric and the palette with their oils. In over thirty years working as a visual artist, I have painted based on a particular theme and my works are grouped in three main series, namely Valparaíso, La Huella del Tiempo and Del Salitre a Iquique. Presently, I am developing a work inspired by a trip through Morocco and India. Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development. With this, I am referring to the energetic source that emanates from the whole, the cosmos and that leads to the opening of a creative instance."

 

“Werner is an artist specializing in realistic painting in oils. Despite the extraordinarily technical approach to her work she is a highly personal and expressive artist. Her artwork has a mixture of realism and dream-like sequencing that is pretty great to take in.” - Contemporary Art Curator

El Cepo - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
En las Salitreras
De Humberstone a Pisagua - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
Cajones en Portales - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
Abandono - Mixed media 160 x 120 cm

"Being a Textile Designer, I worked for many years making Batik tapestries whose origin lies in Javanese Art. There comes a time when I need a technique that allows me to use drawing and color with greater breadth and possibilities. In this way I entered the Campus El Comendador at the Catholic University of Chile, to study art at the Evening School. I have also done studies at various workshops of famous artists and teachers. The interest in deepening the theoretical aspect of art led me to study Theory and History of Art at the University of Chile, Santiago, as well as among other studies, Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Works at Sek University. I paint when researching a theme that attracts me, I study it, I develop it "literally", but only from the experiential, emotional "hook", I can face the fabric and the palette with their oils. In over thirty years working as a visual artist, I have painted based on a particular theme and my works are grouped in three main series, namely Valparaíso, La Huella del Tiempo and Del Salitre a Iquique. Presently, I am developing a work inspired by a trip through Morocco and India. Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development. With this, I am referring to the energetic source that emanates from the whole, the cosmos and that leads to the opening of a creative instance."

 

“Werner is an artist specializing in realistic painting in oils. Despite the extraordinarily technical approach to her work she is a highly personal and expressive artist. Her artwork has a mixture of realism and dream-like sequencing that is pretty great to take in.” - Contemporary Art Curator


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Lynden Cowan

"I strive to envelop the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to the finished artwork."

Rocky Point, P.E.I

"When I was eight, I created my own paints from berries, vegetables, and other available compounds, and would use leftover pieces of wood that my father had as my canvas. A teacher gave me art supplies a couple of years later, and I was thrilled to have actual paints. I am a self-taught artist, and my main medium is oil on canvas. As a fourteen-year-old, I started teaching, and at one point had over 80 students from age seven to seventy-five, and this provided the funds for better quality art materials. Over the years, I have spent a lot of time in the woods, and bogs as they fascinate me for the strong colors and beautiful subjects they provide. When I paint, I use, for the most part, triple zero brushes, as they lend themselves to fine details. Spending my childhood summers in rural Nova Scotia, I was drawn into the wild landscape surrounding me. My interest in nature continues to grow, and I strive to envelop the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to finished artwork."

Meshed
Gully
Ribbit
Fiddleheads
Riverbank - Oil on canvas 10 x 12 in.
Arrowhead Rockery - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.
Forks of the Credit - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
The Wetlands - Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Fiddleheads - Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in.


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D W Whitfield

"A painting requires three components to bring it to life, the work itself, the artist, and the viewer. The relationship between the artist and the painting is of an intense private emotional journey."

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 cm

Born in England and living in France, D W Whitfield studied at Sunderland Sunderland College of Art, England. He recently exhibited at Agora Gallery New York and his work is represented at Studio 26 NY and Gallery 360 in Florence, Italy.

"A painting requires three components to bring it to life, the work itself, the artist, and the viewer. The relationship between the artist and the painting is of an intense private emotional journey. However once finished it awaits the judgment of the viewer, those who interpret the image for it to assume an identity.To give these works a title would surely restrict any interpretation."

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 cm

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 cm

Untitled Watercolor on paper 54 x 75 cm

Untitled Watercolor on paper 54 x 75 cm

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Kelly Marshall

Kelly Marshall is a San Diego-based abstract painter with a background in painting, printmaking, and art of the book. Her work is a reflection on her shared experience as an artist and educator. Kelly works in acrylic paint, found pages, collected bits, and materials sourced from student projects.

Photoinhibition Acrylic, charcoal on Arches paper 36 x 48 in.

Kelly Marshall’s upbringing in Southern California has shaped her work and perspectives.  She spent her childhood in her suburban San Diego neighborhood creating games and making countless messes.  In Art School, at San Diego State University, Kelly took her love of the art of mess-making to the next level and refined her eye with printmaking and artist books.  During this time, Kelly was awarded a grant to study the art and cultural heritage of Japan with fellow members of the art department at SDSU.  After a near 20 year career as a teacher and owner of Color, Construct, Create Studios, her full-inclusion children’s art school, Kelly has returned to her passion for process and intentional mess as an abstract painter.  Her social practice of teaching art to children and adolescents with disabilities has informed her visual language. Kelly has won awards, participated in several group shows, and currently displays her art in regional galleries. 

  

"The artwork I produce is a reflection on my shared experience as an artist and educator. Teaching deepens my understanding of the human condition and painting is my avenue of expression. After almost 20 years of working with children with special needs, I have honed my urgent commitment to thinking about and making art with people who move and think differently. My artwork juxtaposes these conflicts through beauty and delicacy of light as well as the harmony of colors. Each painting begins with bold colors and is layered, scraped, built, and deconstructed through neutrals and additive negative space. Hidden colors and implied shapes contemplate the relationships in nature, structures in organic matter, and subtle nods to the return of the 19th century in our current societal dysfunction. I work in acrylic paint, found pages, collected bits, and materials sourced from student projects. Each painting is deliberate, organic, intuitive, and a reflection of my social practice."

Corraline - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.
The Populated Sun - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Lady's Slipper - Acrylic, collage on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Peacock Begonia - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

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K.A. Letts

“My work looks both forward and back in time. I describe the present Anthropocene age by referencing myths and stories from our shared cultural history, in order to imagine our trans-human future, where all of nature is touched by humans and all humans are touched by technology.”

Dreamer, 2019 - Acrylic on dibond 36 x 48 in.

K.A. Letts is a working artist (http://kalettsart.com) and art blogger (http://rustbeltarts.com) based in Detroit, MI. She brings an unusual skillset from her background in set and costume design for the theater to her richly detailed and strongly narrative drawings and paintings.

Three Angels and A Harpy, 2019 - Acrylic on paper 38 x 50 in.
The Wolf and the Cassowary, 2019 - Acrylic on paper 24 x 18 in.
La Chasse Galerie (Tales of Detroit), 2017 - 50 x 38 in.
Odd Couple, 2019 - Acrylic on dibond, applique 24 x 18 in.

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Hanna Supetran

"A painting has a power to influence one's mood and state of mind.  A glance can shift a feeling of restlessness to calmness, of sadness to hopefulness, of pain to love. Art speaks to the heart, it speaks straight to the soul Mainly abstraction in style, all my arts are painted intuitively."

Emancipation - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

Hanna Supetran is an internationally multi-award winning artist who creates thought-provoking and emotionally evocative abstract paintings. She was named as one of the Top 20 Artists to invest in by DESTIG Magazine’s (UK) November 2018 Special Art Investment Edition. Hanna also made it to Art Tour International Magazine’s (New York) Editors’ Pick 2019 Winter’s Edition and Top Contemporary Artists to Watch 2018.

Her paintings received numerous accolades and awards from reputable and established art organizations, curators and jurors from USA, Europe and Asia.  Hanna’s award-winning arts are painted intuitively using oil. Her paintings show the poetry in colors dancing graciously like a symphony. Fearless, unapologetic, expressive, colorful and bold, each painting reflects the vibrancy of life, a balance of intense texture and soft movements, a contrast of dark and light, cold and warm.

Hanna was a corporate executive turned full-time artist. Her childhood passion in arts was ignited through a series of synchronistic events.  A needed break from her decade long jet-setting corporate life gave her the time to slow down and found herself painting again. This was followed by commissioned works, to an invitation to join a group exhibit as the new artist in one of the most reputable art galleries in the Philippines where Hanna was born and raised.

Passion ignited, she left the corporate world, flew to Florence, Italy and took an Intensive Visual Art course, which included Photography, Fresco, Contemporary Art Technique & Figure Drawing at the Accademia D’Arte Firenze, came back to the Philippines and has been a full-time artist since.

Hanna has exhibited in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Cosmic Love - Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in.
Isolated No More - Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in.
Trail Back To Love - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.
Infinite Horizons - Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in.

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Aristi Hadjisavva

"Human’s inner state and themes from life is my point of reference and while I paint, the feelings I convey, flow through me, I transcend space and time and I become the painting itself. My canvas is the door leading to another dimension and my brush is the key to open that door."

Sensuality - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Aristi Hadjisavva was born in Paphos, Cyprus where she lives and works. A self- taught artist, the main themes in her artwork are the human figure, the portrait and the abstract, with the main characteristic being the intense colors. She has participated in 21 group exhibitions, three of them in London, where her work ‘’A man’s Moment’’ was voted one of the top 12 artworks at The Salon Des Refusees Summer Exhibition 2017, one in Greece and the rest in Cyprus. At the early years of her career, she had her first solo exhibition. Her works are in private collections in Cyprus and abroad, and have been published in the Cyprus press and in several websites. She is a member of Cyprus Open Studios and the organization Art Without Borders.

Silent Thoughts - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Hidden Thoughts - Oil on canvas 70 x 80 cm
Women's Talk - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Universal Peace and Hope - Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm

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Valeriya Khomar

"My art is, to me, the art of balance and happiness, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter. My aspiration is to create an art at its heart, the peace and light that radiates from the energy of life.”

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

- Pablo Picasso

Four Winds - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.

“My father was a talented, multidimensional artist who had a huge influence on my artistic development. Inspired by my dad, I got an education in art and began exhibiting in the Ukraine before moving to Canada in 1995. Soon after settling in Montreal I started working in the Fashion Industry as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Amid my heyday, I made the life-changing decision to go back to my roots and build a creative career of my own as a visual artist.  

During the last five years, I have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. My works have been collected by private and corporate collectors in Canada, the United States, and Europe.”


"Some of my paintings have representational elements and some are fully abstract, some are lighthearted, and some are profound. Through rich symbolic use of undulating, ribbon-like shapes that flow and intertwine, I embrace the world around us and invite the viewer to enter.

In my acrylic pieces, I often use other media including varieties of glass dye, ink, pastel, wax, and more. Moreover, my works make use of wonderful sheens as a result of gold and silver leaf. These materials, manipulated with the help of brushes and pallet knives, create depth,

while maintaining the desired vividness and translucency of color, and an illuminating intensity.

Lately, I am experimenting with a new (for me) media - wood. I love working with this material, becoming connected with nature. The texture, grain, color, essence of wood are absolutely fascinating and inspiring. I follow the original pattern, adding only a few brushstrokes of color.

Leaving a lot of uncovered background, revealed the natural beauty of the board."

Ties - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Familia - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 in.
Serpent - Acrylic on canvas 28 x 22 in.
Prayers' Power - Acrylic, Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in.

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