Tahara Mio 太原 澪

“It begins and ends with Cezanne. Don’t go for techniques. There isn’t something there. My inspiration is Nirvana. God and Buddhism. I love Gustave Moreau, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso.”

Over the Head - Water on Paper 29.2 x 24.8 cm

Tahara Mio is a Japanese artist born in Tokyo. Her artistic journey began when her art teacher recognized her talent and encouraged its development. Growing up in an art-loving household where family members indulged in oil painting, Mio harbored a dream of creating artwork that would bring joy to others. Despite her parents' desire for her to pursue a career with a stable income, she continued sketching until her children became independent.

Her connection with overseas curators blossomed through Instagram. Mio draws inspiration from the light of the forest and her experiences painting in nature, often incorporating elements like birds and fish into her work.

Selected Exhibitions

1981: Ueno Mori Art Museum, Group Exhibition

2019, 2020: Ichimai no E Gallery, Nationwide Sunday Painters Contest

2020: Mads Art Gallery, Portraits, Dream Room; Art Prize Luxembourg, Participation Award

2021: Mads Art Gallery, Kromatic; Fondanizum Operavision Venice (Canceled); Vangogh Art Gallery Art3 Art Fair Brussels; Genova Docale Exhibition; World of Creta Vifaf2

2022: Japan Shibuya Ginza Groopten (4 times)

2023: Japan Shibuya Groop Ten; World Art Guide 2023 featured in Gina Chinamini, Sweden; Japan Tachikawa Takurosu Mini Gallery Solo; Artaita Expo New York, Finalist; Miami Red Dot Spectrum; Personal Book Contest Creative Excellence

 

 

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Wisteria Ticking Time - Water on Paper 47 x 35.7 cm
Plant Genetics - Water on Paper 54 x 38.2 cm
Dharma Light - Oil on Canvas F10
Papillon - Water on Canvas 45.5 x 38 cm

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Olga Kovtun

"Art, for me, is life. An inner, deeply intimate space. Without borders between the inner and external world. No entrance, neither exit. Everything exists only a single moment on paper. This is a great symphony; going towards the inconceivable surprise. An interesting, enjoyable game.”

Green Way - Pastel/ acrylic on paper 152 x 160 cm

Personal Exhibitions

1998/2004  Russian Federation, Krasnodar, State Art Museum 

1998/1999  Germany, Nordhausen / Sonderhausen, Regional Art Exhbitions

2000 - 2003 Germany, Gallery Kalinka,Weimar, Leipzig 

2004  The Netherlands, Gallery Brunstingerhof, Beilen

2005  The Netherlands, Gallery Artisjok, Tjerkwerd

2006  The Netherlands, Pictura Art Society, Groningen

2007  Russian Federation, Gallery 7 Kartien, Krasnodar 

2008  Germany, Gallery ‘Gewerk’, Erfurt

2008  Ukraine, ‘New Pastel’, Kiev

2008   Russian Federation, State Art Museum, Krasnodar

2009   Russian Federation, Gallery ‘7 Kartien’, Krasnodar

2013   Russian Federation, Gallery ‘Zikade’, Krasnodar

 

Group Exhibitions

1990  Germany, 'New Names', Erfurt, 

1990  Russian Federation, Vladikavkaz, National Art Museum Ossetia-Alania Republic

1992/3 Russian Federation, Central House of Art, Moskou

1992  Germany, 'Kunst aus der Kuban', Karlsruhe 

1994 - 1998 Russian Federation, Art Group 'Facade', Krasnodar, 3 exhib.

1997 Russian Federation, Modern Art in North Caucasus, Maikop 

2004  Germany, Berlin-Charlottenburg

2005, 2006  Germany Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin

2012 Germany, Kreis Sparkasse Exhibition Hall, Nordhausen

2013 Russian Federation, State Art museum, Krasnodar

2013 Russian Federation, Art Biennale, Krasnodar

2014 Russian Federation, State Art museum, Krasnodar

2014 Austria, Gallery‘ Daliko’, Krems

2014 Russian Federation, National Association of Artists, Krasnodar

2015 Russian Federation, State Art Museum, Krasnodar

2020 The Netherlands, Art Arnhem, Arnhem

 

Exhibitions

2008  The Netherlands, Art in Ahoy, Rotterdam

2013/4 The Netherlands, Annual Dutch Art Fair, Amsterdam

2016 Russian Federation, National Association of Artists, Krasnodar

2018 The Netherlands, Art at the Ee, Woudsend

2020 The Netherlands, ART ARNHEM, Arnhem

2020 The Netherlands, Kunstation (Artstation), Uden

2020 The Netherlands, Mick Art Gallery, Emmen

 

Education

1970 Master of Fine Arts, Kuban University, Art Faculty, Krasnodar, Russian Federation

1979 – 1992 Masterclasses, House of Art, Moscow, Russian Federation

Melancholy - Pastel on paper 152 x 123 cm
Last but not least - Pastel/ acrylic on paper 150 x 120 cm
Honey - Pastel on paper 150 x 120 cm
Light house - Pastel on paper 150 x 130 cm

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Liyuan Liu

Insight - Oil and mixed media on canvas 275 x 150 cm $130,000

Liu Liyuan graduated from the Department of Dyeing and Clothing department at Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. She loves painting and began to learn it during her childhood. Liyuan has completed research on classical and modern art and has excelled in studying figure painting. Now living in Vancouver, Liyuan has studied under the famous oil painter Xue Yanqun and the Chinese painting and calligraphy master Liang Zhaotang for many years.

Liyuan is also engaged in the application work of art advancement to famous schools in North America, helping students apply for prestigious schools in North America and Europe and has many years of experience with a 100% success! Her students have won many awards in the World Cup Art Drawing Competition and continuously published professional art guidance articles in the media such as Metropolis Daily, Global Chinese News, Afar, and Altitude, as well as accepted personal interviews.

In 2017, Liyuan did personal interviews with the columns of Canadian City TV "Elegance" and "Dating in the City." At the same time, she has been invited to give lectures on the Canadian Chinese Radio "Art Special Interview" and "Live Broadcast of the Guidance Series of Prestigious Art Schools". 

In 2021 and 2022, she participated in the Vancouver artist group exhibition with five works. Liyuan's oil paintings have won awards in Switzerland; her watercolor works have also won awards on online exhibitions in the United States; her works have also been published in the well-known French artist magazine "Circle Quarterly Art Review."

Still Life Homer in Louvre - Oil on canvas 48 x 63 cm $9,000
Floating - Oil on canvas 129 x 86 cm $19,000
Read Picasso - Oil on canvas 60 x 90 cm $17,000
Bubble - Oil on canvas 170 x 135 cm $86,000
Studio - Oil on canvas 210 x 145 cm
The Mask - Oil on canvas 145 x 127 cm
Nirvana - Oil on canvas 220 x 88 cm
Butterfly - Oil on canvas 154 x 110 cm
Lay Out - Oil on canvas 156 x 120 cm

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Valhère

“Art figuratif entre académisme et contemporanéité (dans le sens d'une liberté stylistique exacerbée). Peintre plasticien manipulant tous procédés de mise en œuvre pour atteindre un objectif sensible teinté d'esthétisme. L'art doit continuer à véhiculer une émotion.”

"Figurative art between academicism and contemporaneity (in the sense of heightened stylistic freedom). A plastic artist manipulating all implementation processes to achieve a sensitive and aesthetic objective. Art must continue to convey an emotion."

Comorian Dancers - Mixed media - Triptych - 270 x 120 cm - €8,000

The French artist Valhère works with painting, mixed media, and drawing. Born in 1960 and currently residing in Lescar, the artist holds a Ph.D. in Art and Art Science from the University of Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Valhère has been involved in collective and individual exhibitions at the local and national levels since 1987.

Valhère's journey began with an initial education and a professional career in architecture from 1984 to 1994. Since 1994, they have been teaching in the field of visual arts and hold the title of Agrégé de l'Education Nationale. During their professional stay in Africa, specifically in the French Comoros and Mayotte, which lasted for 7 years, Valhère participated in the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Comoros under the patronage of Ousmane Sow in 2012.

Valhère furthered their education with higher studies in the Arts at the University of Paris I, and their artistic journey has included exhibitions in Paris. Notably, in 2001, Valhère held an exhibition under the patronage and with the participation of Orlan in the Espace du 8 novembre at the Bataclan.

War - Mixed mixed with relief - 165 x 110 x 2 cm - €4,000
Africa Book - Mixed mixed with relief - 74 x 44 x 5 cm - €1,800
Masks and You - Mixed mixed with relief - 100 x 50 x 2 cm - €2,000
Ernest - Mixed mixed with relief - 120 x 80 x 3 cm - €3,500

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Wei Jiang

"My work imaginatively expresses my pro-consciousness and enlightenment through the subjective context of visual art. I follow my intuition to see the mysterious and spiritual universe. I think the world would be a better place if we focused more on settling in the present moment."

Sentient Beings - Oil on linen 100 x 120 cm $2000

“My creativity is attached to my daily life, characterized by the extinction of desire, suffering, and individual consciousness. My works come out not because of my painting skill or my thoughts. All of them come from my pro-consciousness and intuition. Develop a pure and clean mind, which should not abide in form, sound, smell, taste, touch, and dharma.

In my work, I try to follow intuition as much as possible, don't question for doing anything. I just do it and see what happens. I'm not trying to get to anywhere or mean anything or represent anything. I reconstruct beings, which there is something strongest leading me into the forms we can see. Emptiness, impermanence, and suffering help us understand the true nature of delusion, how they actually come about, and how to settle down or wipe it away and then build up a better future.

All sentient beings everywhere possess the wisdom and merit. It is only due to their delusion and clinging that they do not realize this for themselves. The moment they free themselves from delusive thinking, wisdom will come to them naturally. The human body is produced by conditions, including physical and mental components. There is no self-nature or absolute self present anywhere inside the body when conditions are gone. When we see other people as us, we will see ourselves as part of a much larger life.

People should be free from all shackles of delusion, time, space, duality, fear, and particularity. We should break through the barrier of time and space and let life pervade the entire universe. Since the Enlightenment, people have begun to focus on the material world. The thirst for knowledge has firmly occupied their hearts. People always fight against the wrong enemies. They are always fighting with something. Our social development is based on pathological confrontation instead of peace and love, but the instinct of mutual use. The definition of love is misunderstood. This is the source of the distortion of everything.”

 


“Many artists possess the ability to depict realism and exhibit disciplined mastery in consistently portraying similar themes. However, what truly distinguishes Wei Jiang is her capacity to seamlessly blend innate talent and dedicated practice with a bold imagination and a willingness to take artistic risks, ultimately forging a distinct technique and establishing a unique presence within the global art arena.

What I particularly admire in Wei Jiang's practice extends beyond her obvious talent and profound understanding of her chosen medium. It is her fearless inclination to explore new horizons and embrace change that truly captivates me. The artist boasts a diverse body of work, ranging from European Baroque-style portraiture characterized by delicately applied sfumato brushwork to abstract compositions that emphasize texture. Her portfolio also includes post-modern portraits intentionally featuring unfinished elements, as well as paintings that harmoniously fuse the modern with the traditional. A prime example is "Sentient Beings," which seamlessly incorporates both Eastern and Western compositional elements and brushwork. Wei Jiang's oeuvre even extends into the surreal, as exemplified by works like "Nirvana," which defy conventional artistic norms and convey her distinct emotional state and approach to a blank canvas.

My deep fascination lies not only in the visual aesthetics of Wei Jiang's creations but also in the underlying concepts that inform her art. Wei Jiang generously offers us a glimpse into her creative psyche by sharing her personal experiences and emotional state. Her work, characterized by intuitive and conceptually audacious elements, is undeniably worthy of consideration for art collectors of discerning taste in the contemporary art world. Wei Jiang should unquestionably be on the radar of sophisticated contemporary collectors.” 

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, Curator at Circle Foundation

The confession - Oil on wood 36 x 40 cm $5000
Nirvana- Oil on linen 40 x 40 cm $800
Innocence - Oil on wood 35 x 35 cm $10000
Water moon kuan-yin - Acrylic 60 x 60 cm $1500

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Yuqian Sun

"My art practice is derived from doll photography, which I started practicing when I was a kid. Inspired by the visual beauty of these mass-produced toy dolls in real life, my paintings discuss the cultural context of the meaning behind objects that are artificial imitations of human beings.”

Gem in Their Eyes No.4 "White Opal" - Oil on paper 44 x 72 cm

Yuqian Sun was born in Shenzhen, China, in 1997. At the age of 14, her long journey of studying abroad began. After graduating from Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, she earned her BFA degree at the University of Michigan in 2019. 

Yuqian's career as a professional artist has never been derailed. At the age of 21, Yuqian published her original photography book and held her first personal exhibition. By now, her work has won prizes in multiple international art competitions and has been recognized by professional galleries, museums and art foundations in Europe, the United States, Japan and China.

Yuqian's art practice is derived from her photography works, which she started practicing when she was a kid. It was a pure hobby at first, but turnt into a long and comprehensive method of creation that carries her aesthetics. she aims to turn these externally lifeless models into internally living objects. Her work creates a poetic space that makes people reconsider where the borderline of life and lifelessness is.

Yuqian studied and experimented with traditional mediums, striving to refine her painting style into unique authorship. In her doll portrait series "Artificial Fairies" and "Gem in Their Eyes", she keeps looking for the ideal doll in the images she created. 

Watercolor is the medium Yuqian has studied the most in the past nine years. The emotional intensity that emerges in the poetic flow of translucent color is the reason of her obsession with the medium. When working on representational paintings with watercolor, Yuqian imagines capturing a solid form with intangible materials like water and light. Yuqian has learned to be confident yet humble to cooperate with water instead of controlling it. Water-flow calms her down, teaches her to be honest with herself, and brings her inner world onto paper.

Artificial Fairies No.9 "Listener" - Watercolor and ink on paper 41 x 60 cm
Gem in Their Eyes No.1 "Pigeon's Blood" - Oil on canvas 90 x 130 cm
Artificial Fairies No.5 "Please Don't Go" - Watercolor and ink on paper 41 x 60 cm
Artificial Fairies No.8 "Intermission" - Watercolor and ink on paper 41 x 60 cm

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Diane Kazakis

"Captivated by the ebb and flow in nature, I create work that is in a state of flux by exploring mediums that have an altered appearance when viewed from different angles. My work depicts not only the beauty of the natural environment but also draws attention to its fragility and deterioration."

Future memories - Watercolour, acrylic and paper on wood 60 cm diameter

Diane Kazakis is an award-winning Australian artist who has worked in the fields of art and art education in Australia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and now Asia. Drawing on her experiences from living in these diverse environments, her desire is to inspire an appreciation and concern for the fragile world around us.

Diane has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows, with work in public and private collections around the world. 

Trained as a sculptor, Diane applies this background to produce a variety of art which is tactile and diverse. She uses a range of media, layers and overlapping segments to present depth and capture movement. Her work ranges in media and formats, dissolving the boundaries of traditional sculpture and painting.

Whilst studying Visual Arts at the University of Melbourne, she was the youngest artist to win the prestigious Andor Meszaros Sculpture Prize in 1994. In subsequent years, Diane has received other awards, including first prize in the 2001 acquisitive Moreland Sculpture Award for her sculptures depicting nature's decline.

Diane was commissioned for numerous large-scale projects such as an enormous robot sculpture for the Village Roadshow Cinema Complex in Melbourne, Australia and a large model earth for the Body Shop's International Environmental Conference in 2001.

In her role as Vice President of the Association of Sculptors of Victoria (2000-02), Diane coordinated events such as the sculpture exhibition at the International Flower & Garden Show in Melbourne and the Association's Annual Exhibitions.

In recent years, Diane has worked on private commissions, including a series of paintings installed at Sahab Hotel in Jabal Akhdar, Oman. This series of paintings is based on the fossils, natural vegetation and stunning views that this beautiful boutique hotel has to offer. In 2022 she installed a series of paintings in Healin' Spa, Suzhou, China which are based on natural elements to enhance the tranquil setting.

And all that could have been - Ink and acrylic on canvas 70 cm diameter
What we leave behind - Watercolour and ink on paper, wooden panel 60 x 60 cm
From here to eternity - Acrylic and ink on canvas 80 cm diameter
All our shimmering skies - Watercolour and ink on paper, wooden panel 80 x 80 cm

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Akshita Lad

Akshita’s art originates either from an emotional, autobiographical point of view or from a point of view based on the reality around her. She is led to intuitively paint with emotional freedom when she is creating her abstract expressionist works. When painting the reality around her, whether inspired by nature or people, she tends to follow more traditional techniques of painting.

Aspen Hills - Oil on canvas 56 x 46 x 5 cm

Akshita’s art originates either from an emotional, autobiographical point of view or from a point of view based on the reality around her. She is led to intuitively paint with emotional freedom when she is creating her abstract expressionist works. When painting the reality around her, whether inspired by nature or people, she tends to follow more traditional techniques of painting.  

Akshita paints with a lot of sensitivity and emotion. She uses colors, symbols and elements to imbue her paintings with a specific energy and meaning. Everything from the colors, textures, and brushwork come together in harmony and invite the viewer to connect with the emotions and story of her paintings. Her aim is to sustain this relationship - the instinctive, deep-rooted gut connection that is created between her works and her audience.

Akshita’s painting style is influenced by her love of the Renaissance and Impressionist Masters like Rembrandt and Monet. Whatever the subject matter, Akshita wants to create works that are timeless, elegant, and beautiful. Akshita Lad’s sense of aesthetics developed during childhood. While on family holidays visiting museums, she fell in love with the works of great masters like Da Vinci, Monet, and Rembrandt.  

Akshita’s vast range of works includes portraits, landscapes and abstract expressionist paintings. Akshita is a believer that every thought and every creation has an energy and frequency. She uses this awareness to consciously creates art that amplifies messages of inclusion, positivity, joy and happiness. Whatever the subject, Akshita’s works display depth, elegance and beauty. 

Akshita has shown at prestigious shows and galleries like Saatchi Art Gallery and the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. Her works have been selected for publication as well as in numerous online /open-call selections.

Reflections 5 - Oil on canvas 43 x 49 x 8 cm
Garden of Roses - Oil on canvas 93 x 93 x 4 cm
Reflections 3 - Oil on canvas 43 x 49 x 8 cm
Girl with the red hair - Oil on canvas 93 x 93 x 4 cm

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Léonce Lemmens

"In my paintings, I try to capture the ephemeral: that which lies beyond words or reason. Painting has taught me to do as I feel. I don't think in front of the canvas, my arm takes over: it's intuitive. What touches my heart I translate in my paintings. I love to explore and mix colors and materials, as a result I sometimes mess up a painting. But this can also be the start of something unexpectedly new. Painting is fun, sometimes a struggle too: is it enough, is it ready, is it too much? However, it's always an adventure."

Meant to Be - Acrylic mixed media on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Dutch abstract painter, Léonce Lemmens (b. Maastricht,The Netherlands) creates abstract expressionist paintings. She works with acrylics, oil, mixed media, and spray paint on canvas and paper. Léonce's paintings are mostly made with lots of layers. Applied paint gets removed again, after which new layers are created with new elements.

In her youth, Léonce was always drawing and painting. She wanted to become a fashion designer and studied at the Maastricht Art Academy. This path was shortly interrupted as she seized the opportunity to work at an advertising agency. After some years in the advertising/public relations field, Léonce took yet a different path and for the next decades, her meandering career took her from healthcare to international real estate finance.

Until 2014 Léonce's art had been private. That changed when she being an avid traveler and made a trip to the Mongolian Gobi desert. This experience reawakened whatever had drawn her to paint. Painting has now her full attention and she found her way in abstraction. Léonce Lemmens currently lives and paints in the Dutch countryside.

Summer Vibes Acrylic mixed media on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Cocktail with spirit Acrylic mixed media on canvas 50 x 50 x 4 cm
L' Aurore - Acrylic mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Carpe Diem - Acrylic spray paint ink mixed media on canvas 120 x 140 x 4 cm
Untitled 5507 - Acrylic, mixed media 100 x 100 cm
Let's celebrate - Acrylic, mixed media 50 x 50 cm
Untitled 5511 - Acrylic, mixed media 60 x 80 cm
Cartagena -Acrylic, mixed media - 100 x 140 cm
Mix&Match - Acrylic, mixed media 50 x 50 cm

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Tong Zhou

"Just like a priest who has never seen god. I often tell my wife what I know about human things. I know the darkness of humanity, whether avarice or desire, happiness or sadness. I put them all into my production. I want to paint how I feel about the world. Use my consciousness to explain this world, although my consciousness may have some prejudice.”

Arouse and decide - Oil paint on wooden board linen 120 x 90 cm $20,000

"My artistic inspiration comes from curiosity and awe of the world. I found resonance from Balthus and Lopez told me "how to get the inspired". Sometimes listening to the providence, they give to me a present, the present name called art."

Rose - Acrylic on wood 60 x 45 cm $3,000
Fire and water are merciless - Acrylic on wood 40 x 30 cm $2,000
Dandelions - Acrylic on cardboard 59 x 42 cm
Releases - Acrylic on cardboard 42 x 59 cm
Game - Acrylic on cardboard 59 x 42 cm
Have a lace complex - Oil paint on wooden board linen 69 x 53 cm
Childhood locked in the yard - Oil paint on wooden board linen 60 x 80 cm
Two I - Oil paint on wooden board linen 40 x 50 cm
No.46 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
No.49 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
Harmony between nature and man - Acrylic on wood 60 x 45 cm $3,000
Overcome the obstacle - Acrylic on wood 40 x 30 cm $2,000
I lost it - Acrylic on cardboard 59 x 42 cm
Good wishes - Acrylic on cardboard 59 x 42 cm
No.48 - Propylene on paper 75 x 57 cm
The tides that make it difficult to sleep - Oil paint on wooden board linen 40 x 50 cm
Pink Creed - Oil paint on wooden board linen 40 x 50 cm
No.45 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
No.43 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
Under the hot sun - Oil on wood canvas 40 x 50 cm

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