Bonaventure Ogbaugo

"My work is primarily focused on abstract concepts such as love, wrath, pride, etc. My goal is to create hyper-realistic/surrealistic artwork using these abstract concepts. However, my art can also shift its focus to the hyper-realistic rendition of people, serving as tributes to them."
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Floods - Colored Pencil on Paper 12 x 16 in $930

Bonaventure Ogbaugo is a Nigerian-born American artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Featured in the 38th Edition of Artistonish Magazine, he is celebrated for his award-winning creations showcased in numerous national and international juried shows and group exhibitions. Some notable exhibitions include The Schwa Show at Emerge Gallery, i GOT FiVE-OH ON iT! at Hayti Heritage Center, and Wild & Tamed at Blue Koi Gallery. His art has been prominently displayed in iconic locations such as New York’s Times Square and North Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium. Ogbaugo's pieces are proudly housed in corporate and private collections across the United States.

Zendaya - Graphite on Paper 24 x 18 in $775
Eternal Love - Graphite on Paper 24 x 18 in $775
A Tale of 2 Coasts - Graphite on Paper 24 x 18 in $775
Kobe Tribute - Graphite on Paper 24 x 18 in $775

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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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