Elisabetta De María

"I try to engage in a personal search for perfection, which I chase by faithfully reproducing every single detail of photos and images. Hyperrealism as a tool, therefore, for a meticulous and constant representation of reality, a challenge that allows me to put myself to the test."

African's Family - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 80 x 55 cm

Born in Genoa, Italy, Elisabetta De María has cultivated a passion for drawing and painting since childhood. Growing up music absorbed her soul, and she graduated in Piano in just five years with Honors (10/10) from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin.

Later, Elisabetta was surprised to discover a strong passion for pastel portraits and a gift for producing incredible, hyper-realistic works which she exhibited in various shows.

In 2019, at the Wichita Convention, USA, she was awarded the CDA: Certificated Decorative Artist and she is the only Italian artist to have obtained the title. Elisabetta has been published in the American magazines Pixelated Palette, Painting Ezine, Painting World Magazine, Colored Pencil Magazine, Circle Quarterly Art Review, Canada Community's for Pastel Artists and of the Canadian magazine of Quebec, Coup de Pinceau.

Her projects have been included in Sharon Chinn's Sweet Patoodies Club and have been published monthly with great success since 2016. Elisabetta's works are exhibited in the most important pastel companies in the USA. Among the various awards received:

Honorable Mentions 2022 Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada, Honorable Mentions of the Colored Pencil Art Competition 2022. In April 2022 she won The 51st International Artavita art Online contest, in May 2022 she was awarded the Certificate of Exceptional Merit Award conferred by the Appalachian Pastel Society and the June 16, 2022 the Certificate of Excellence Award in the Artist of the Month Competition Circle Foundation. In August 2022 he won the 54th International Artavita Online Art Contest.

Bianca - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 40 x 60 cm
Samantina - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 30 x 40 cm
Don't Cry Baby - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 50 x 70 cm
Giovanni Falcone - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 50 x 70 cm

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Carolyn Schlam

"My portraiture is infused with emotional content, expressing the vulnerability of my female subjects, exploring its many aspects: Traditional, in which appearance and character are foremost; Expressionistic, in which the inner life is heightened, and Stylized, in which the image becomes iconic."

LITTLE FRENCH GIRL - Oil on canvas 50 x 36 in.

"I am a figurative painter, sculptor, glass artist, and published author on art. In 2013, I was named one of the finalists in the Smithsonian Museum Portrait Competition, and my work, "Frances at 103" was exhibited at the Museum, and was subsequently acquired by the Smithsonian. My two published books on art include "The Creative Path: A View from the Studio on the Making of Art" and "The Joy of Art: How to Look at, Appreciate, and Talk About Art. I am currently at work on the sequel to the latter book, entitled "More Joy of Art: Keys to Understanding and Appreciating Art."

MARINA - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
THE KNITTER - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
LITTLE SISTER - Oil on canvas 46 x 36 in.
ELEANOR - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
THE JOY OF ART: HOW TO LOOK AT, APPRECIATE, AND TALK ABOUT ART (Allworth, Released 2020)
Available in hardcover, paperback and e book, in color including over 150 photographs
This book is a veritable tool kit that will allow the reader to understand, evaluate, and speak about any work of art. It provides a working art vocabulary, general and specific criteria for analyzing works of art, many examples of approaches, genres, techniques, and works of art throughout history, and even a set of games and tests to test what you have learned. Used now in universities and sold in art galleries, museum stores, libraries and bookstores around the world, it has also been translated into three languages. An invaluable addition to your art library.
THE CREATIVE PATH: A VIEW FROM THE STUDIO ON THE MAKING OF ART (Allworth, Released 2018)
Available in paperback and audio book
This book is an inspirational book about the creative process. Part memoir, part theory, it relates my journey as an art student and working artist with philosophical, psychological and practical commentary on the making of art. It also provides creative asanas or prompts the reader can use to jumpstart their own creative development.
 View art and find links to purchase books at www.carolynschlam.com
    Buy original art and prints at www.carolynschlamstudiostore.com

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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."

Wave ripples - Card, bronze leaf, wood 30 x 30 x 7 cm

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.

What the water gave me - Ink on canvas 60 cm diameter
Contours I - Oil on canvas 50 x 35 x 2 cm
This is where you will find me - Ink on canvas 83 cm diameter
Icarus - Oil, bronze leaf, transfer on wood 70 x 100 x 3.5 cm

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Avadka Colez

Avadka Colez is an eclectic artist creating bright acrylics and digital art. Varying from splatter paint to realism, his artwork is modern yet, classicly styled.

Destiny - Digital 60.96 x 60.96 cm

2018 Autumnal Fall Show Digital display Arthouse Soho N.Y. 

2018 ArtBox Zurich digital Display 

2018 Arthouse "Light" shows New York and Miami. 

2019 Rossocinabro Art Gallery Be-longing 

2019 Rossocinabro "This is Now" Show 

2019 Arthouse "Sprung" digital art show Soho, New York Arthouse 

2019 "Local" "FameFest Dallas Texas Omni Hotel complex LIVE PAINTING DEC 

2019 ARTBOX "Spectrum Miami" 

2020 "Best of Sprung 4" Arthouse NYC 

2020 "Sprung 4 part 2" Arthouse NYC 

2020 "Autumnal" Arthouse NYC

2021 Sprung 5 Arthouse NYC

2021 Fame Fest live painting at Omni Hotel Complex 

2021 ArthouseNYC 7th Annual Autumnal Show 

2022 Autumnal Show Arthousenyc

The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2021 created by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Russo

Art International Contemporary magazine Issue 3 May/June 2021 

Ambassador of Art 2021

International Prize 2021 

World Wide Art Magazine 7

2020 Circle Arts Quarterly Review Magazine Contest(Certificate of Artistic Excellence)  

2020 5th place (tie) American Art Awards religious or spiritual "Heaven" 

2020 6th place (tie) American Art Awards "The Devil Helps the Hopeless" 

2021 Circle Foundation For The Arts Circle Quarterly Art Review Magazine Contest (Certificate of Excellence) 6Contest Prague, November-December 

2021 (Honorable Mention Certificate) 

2022 American Art Awards Abstract 6th place(tie) "Volcano" 

2022 Circle Arts contest New York Finalist

Next Level Nuke - Acrylic 101.6 x 81.28 cm
Script - Acrylic and mixed media 121.92 x 91.44 cm
Think to Hope - Acrylic 45.72 x 43.8 cm
Volcano - Acrylic 139.7 x 139.7 cm

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Massimiliano Pezzolini

“Io sono la mia arte.
L’ispirazione la trovo in quello che provo è in quello che mi piace, ma soprattutto nella natura.
I miei sentimenti e le mie emozioni, le traduco sulla carta, per questo dico che chi le porta con se si porta via una parte di me…”

"I am my art.
I find inspiration in what I feel and in what I like, but above all, in nature.
I translate my feelings and emotions on paper, which is why I say that those who carry them take a part of me away..."

Ganimede - Watercolor 35 x 50 cm

Massimiliano Pezzolini nasce a Cremona nel 1972 e coinvolto dal nonno paterno, pittore e grafico, si appassiona fin da bambino al mondo dell’arte e della pittura. Dopo il liceo artistico si diploma in Scenografia all’Accademia di Brera, dipinge bozzetti e miniature architettoniche in collaborazione con Mondadori per i mensili Bell’Italia e Bell’Europa, disegna bozzetti per Jean Paul Gautier, Versace, Escada, Lacroix. Le sue opere sono realizzate con tecniche artistiche eterogenee ma protagonista è senza dubbio l’acquerello.


Massimiliano Pezzolini was born in Cremona in 1972 and influenced by his paternal grandfather, a painter and graphic artist, he has been passionate about the world of art and painting since childhood. After high school, Pezzolini graduated in Scenography at the Brera Academy. He painted architectural sketches and miniatures in collaboration with Mondadori for the monthly magazines Bell’Italia and Bell’Europa, and has drawn sketches for Jean Paul Gautier, Versace, Escada, and Lacroix. Massimiliano Pezzolini's works are done with a wide range of media and techniques, but the protagonist is undoubtedly watercolor.

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Icona lacrimosa - Graphite and chalk on dusting paper, 100 x 120 cm
Eros Series: The Black Swans Orgy - Japanese Uchiwa fan in paper and wood with watercolor and gold acrylic decoration.
Finestra in stile manuelino del convento di Tomar, in Portogallo - Watercolor on Pescia paper 35 x 50 cm
Cleanse my Soul - Pandemia reprise - Watercolor in original vintage 1940s frame 30 x 40 cm

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"Using a mixed technique, I try to appeal to the imagination by creating almost tangible images of the world. A great painting is not genius with a paintbrush. It's years of concentrated effort. A journey without maps, with only a faint idea where you are heading."

N° 340 - Mixed technique 150x150 cm

"Trained as a copyist at the Louvre, I was imbued with the techniques of ancient painting. I then studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris and the School of Fine Arts in Basel. By drawing on this training, I found my way into abstract art and developed a mixed technique based on acrylics, using silk paper as an intangible shroud that blurs contours and increases depth. My artistic constructions convey the feeling of a resilient equilibrium as I treat material, geometric forms and translucent air as abstract collage elements.

A member of the Maison des Artistes, I have been helped in the process by supportive relationships, such as art collector Jacques Hachuel (Guggenheim Foundation, New York and Royal Academy, Madrid), who gave me confidence through their orders and encouragement.

I have worked with contemporary art galleries in Paris, such as Collection Privée (Île Saint Louis) and I-Gallery.Intelligence (Quai Voltaire). I presented my work in several group exhibitions, notably, the Salons d'Automne in France (2003), China and Israel (2012), the Agora Gallery in New York (2014), the MoiKa 104 and Hermitage-Vyborg in Saint-Petersburg (2021), as well as the Salon des Artistes Français (2017, 2018) where I was awarded the Paul Paté prize. 

I currently work with Art Shaker Gallery in Saint-Tropez.”

N° 374 - Mixed technique 130x130 cm
N° 350 - Mixed technique 100x81 cm
N° 341 - Mixed technique 150x150 cm
N° 354 - Mixed technique 200x150 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.”

Dandelions - Acrylic on cardboard 59 x 42 cm

Tong Zhou was born in Baotou, Inner Mongolia in 1969 and lives in Shenzen, China. Zhou studied at the Li Keran Art Academy and Youth Art Academy. In 2010, Zhou studied contemporary oil painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, and completed the research course. He has been engaged in design work in Shenzhen and in Berlin, Germany.

"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."

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
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

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Camilla Fransrud

"Art is about sharing your magical world and letting people be a part of it. Art brings people together, and I want to give them a breathe, a moment of poetic stillness."

Stardust - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 cm

Camilla Fransrud is a contemporary Norwegian abstract painter. Born in Oslo in 1974, she lives in the heart of Norway, in Trondheim, where she has lived here for 28 years. Camilla began painting in 2017, and is self-taught in this art form. She paints on canvas with acrylic, various textures, mixing her own colors, and using chalk, palette knives and mixed media.

Camilla's goal is for each painting to evoke a feeling in the viewer, to invite emotions as opposed to just looking. Her art practice is as essential to her as breathing. She has exhibited in Oslo, Manila, Barcelona, and Milan and has a future event in Paris. 

The Forgotten Land - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm
The Beholder of the Dreams - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Fairytale Forest - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm
The Road to My House - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm

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Borbala Eszteri

Borbala is most known for her loosely abstracted figurative works, which include the use of oil paint, oil pastels, acrylic, watercolor, and ink. The combination of mediums allows Eszteri to experiment with intense and highly customized colors and effects, Bringing to life her personal experiences.

Stay Polite and Lonely, 2022 - Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm

Borbala is most known for her loosely abstracted figurative works, which include the use of oil paint, oil pastels, acrylic, watercolor, and ink. The combination of mediums allows Eszteri to experiment with intense and highly customized colors and effects, Bringing to life her personal experiences. 

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Borbala was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1993. After graduating High School in Pécs, she moved to Budapest where she attended the Forrai Art School to study fashion and design. A few years after graduation, Eszteri moved to Switzerland, where she currently resides. Borbála did not paint on canvas until the 2020 lockdown hit. The chaotic situation during the lockdown inspired her to return to art. Borbála did not study painting, although she took drawing lessons at the fashion school where she attended. She learned and still learning painting in a self-taught way.

 

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2021 September: GZ-BASEL 2021 Basel, Switzerland https://www.gz-basel.com/visitors

2021 September: The Holy Art- Humanism (Group Exhibition)

Physical&Virtual in Athens, Greece https://www.theholyart.com/

2021 SKT Spaces- Fake Space (Group Exhibition)

Virtual Exhibition in London , UK

2021 Florence Contemporary Gallery – Rebirth (Group Exhibition)

Virtual Exhibition – Florence, Italy

 

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2021 Boomer Magazine – The new artist

2021 Florence Contemporary Gallery – Catalogue

2021 Artwalk Magazine - Fall/Winter Issue 2 - Los Angeles, California 2021: Artmagazineum – March Issue – Digital Magazine

 

Interviews

2021 GAHSP Media Online Magazine – Hong Kong https://www.gahspmedia.com/post/borbala-eszteri-painter-basel

Without Desires, 2022 - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
Rainy Day, 2021 - Oil on canvas 25 x 35 cm
Blue Mood, 2021 - Oil, acrylic and oil pastels on canvas 45 x 55 cm
Ordinary Women, 2022 - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm

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