S.O. Sivertsen

"I know a great deal about unrest. White paper makes me uneasy. I like it raw and far from picturesque and have put on some marks to guide the painting. Often I get surprised. In fact always. Then I’m happy for a while. Style? Don't know. What it's about? Can't say – because then everybody knows."

Riverbank - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 50 cm

Stig-Ove Sivertsen lives and works in Mosjöen, Northern Norway, and has over the years participated in many exhibitions in Norway and abroad. A self-taught artist, he works mainly with watercolor as well as acrylic and photography. A member of NFUK (Norwegian Association of Independent Artists), he maintains a personal gallery, Galleri SOS and has exhibited at Atelier Valva, Vefsn Museum and The Swedish Loft in Norway as well as The 66th Northern Norwegian Art Exhibition 2012 and Mid-Nordic Art Festival. Sivertsen’s works reflect a freedom and passion with which he seems to approach his medium. Skillfully executed these watercolors reveal the artist’s unique visual perspective and a strong ability to control the brush but also disclose a surrendering to the medium, letting the brush, the color and the water guide the creation of each unique field of the composition.

Time to Dance - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 33 cm
Facade - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 45 cm
Prospect - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 45 cm
Imagined Reality - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 33 cm
Mostly Dry Weather, Watercolor on paper 56 x 76 cm
Touch of Gray, Watercolor on paper 35 x 57 cm
2 fruits, Watercolor on paper 44 x 55 cm
Thanks For Lending Me, Watercolor on paper 53 x 39 cm
Changing Weather Conditions, Watercolor on paper 56 x 76 cm

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Anita Kovacevic

"My whole concept and approach to art is simple just as my philosophy of mind is. I'm inspired by the simplest and quieter side of life and enjoy peaceful natural escapes. My images reflect my inner vision and my floating between memories and dreams."

Sirene - Photograph 42 x 42 cm

"In my work, I have drawn inspiration from the beauty expressed in simple things in unexpected ways. I create from my own life experiences."

Anita Kovacevic is a Canadian/Bosnian fine art photographer and visual artist, working primarily in monochrome photography.

Born in 1975 in Slovenia (former Yugoslavia) and after many years of wandering through many countries (Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Poland, Canada, USA, and Austria); being a former refugee and immigrant; she currently lives with her family in a small village near Derventa in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"I'm an internationally published and exhibited award-winning, fine art photographer, and visual artist. My art reflects me; my thoughts, my emotions, my life experience; and is essentially centered and inspired by the simplest, uncomplicated and quieter side of life, as well as the beauty of the natural world. I try to stimulate the viewers' imagination by touching them through sometimes dramatic and poetic creations. I believe that all creative work is essentially autobiographical; everything that we are, feel, our heritage, curiosity, imagination, longing, our thoughts, and emotions merge into our artwork."

Anita creates fine art photography, but she also has interest in street photography and photojournalism. Her images are found in private collections worldwide - USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, etc. Her artworks have been published both in print (art books and magazines) and online (ebooks and galleries) in various countries - USA, UK, India, Germany, Portugal, etc. She is a contributing photographer at Transterra Media, a member/photojournalist of the Camerapixo -International Photography Magazine, a stock contributor at iStockphoto, and a hobbyist jewelry/card designer at Artful Mind Studio.

Anita is a contributing artist of project 'Trees of the planet - Planet of trees'  and is currently enrolled in the Professional Photography Course in the New York Institute of Photography.

Neverending - Photograph 96.5 x 72 cm
Pure White I - Photograph 72 x 72 cm
Land of Snow - Photograph 102 x 68.5 cm
Perfect Sense V - Photograph 72 x 72 cm

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Larry Garmezy

“My photography is shaped by early adventures as a field geologist. Through this filter, I capture the unique and subtle patterns and textures I find in the details within waterscapes and landscapes.”

Wind Swept - Photograph 24 x 18 in.

A graduate of Amherst College, Penn State University and a lifelong photographer, American photographer Larry Garmezy has had three solo shows since becoming a member artist at Archway Gallery in Houston in 2011. His work has been in a number of international juried shows across the U.S. and Europe and hangs in homes, offices and public spaces in the U.S and Great Britain.

Thoughts of Giverny #2 - Photograph 18 x 24 in.
A Bit of Time - Photograph 33 x 46 in.
Flow State #2 - Photograph 18 x 24 in.
Flow State #1 - Photograph 18 x 24 in.

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Susanne Lyoubi-Burk

"For me, ICM technology is a means of expression in photography. The intentional movement of the camera often results in exciting "painterly" effects. A detachment from the form and color of the representational motif fascinates me and allows for a broader artistic interpretation."

Building with Red Bow - Photograph 6000 x 4000 px

Self-taught, German contemporary artist, Susanne Lyoubi-Burk has been intensively engaged with abstract photography (ICM) since 2017. She is a member of Kunst International, Stuttgart e.V. Check the artist's website for a detailed list of exhibitions.

Hamburg Elbarkaden I - Photograph 3000 x 4500 px
Reflections II - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px
Brookfield Place - Photograph 4000 x 6000 px
Hamburg Hafencity II - Photograph 4000 x 6000 px

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Anett Udud

"Art has always been one of the most important things in my life. I have been drawing and painting since I can remember, and in 2014 I started experimenting with a camera and Photoshop as well, as I was looking for more effective ways to express myself. My photographs are often influenced by books."

Dissolved, 2016 - Photograph 59.4 x 42 cm

Hungarian Photographer and Visual Artist, Anett Udud is currently living and working in Ireland. Self-taught in photography, in 2016 she began college studies to further develop her technical skills.

"Over the years, I believe I have developed a unique, personal style in my photographic work, which can be defined as conceptual fine art photography. Since the beginning, I had the chance to take part in exhibitions and my images have been published in various art magazines.

In my free time, I like reading, so my images are often influenced by books I have read; mainly fairy tales and stories about fantasy and reality. I often look at paintings as well, to find inspiration, while creating my own pictures. I believe, looking at my work, the impact of this medium is apparent: my pictures are very "painterly," the overall color tone of them is highly manipulated, there are no real blacks or whites, the mid-tones are very dominant. I often add fog to my pictures in post-production, which helps me create a dream-like scene as most of the time I visualize ideas from my imagination.

I often take self-portraits. I have always been fascinated by the human being, and how much a portrait can say without words. I knew I wanted to express myself through portraiture, but when I started photography, I was too self-conscious to ask anyone to be my model. In the beginning, photographing myself was for rather practical reasons, but it quickly became my "diary," a very strong part of my work. I am enjoying taking self-portraits, mostly because I get inspiration for my images from my own experiences. Through my images, I want to show feelings which are very hard to define, so I feel like the picture can only be "real" if I am the model."

Lost In A Dream, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
I Have Made Myself Pretty For You, 2017 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
Lost In A Dream, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
Above The Clouds, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm

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Fabiolla Loureiro

"I'm fascinated by the invisible and unconscious. When I wonder, I seek silhouettes. I prefer dreams instead of reality. It does not matter if it is day or night, my eyes seek for mysterious images filled with shadows, forms, outlines, contours, sketches, shapes, figures, ghost faces, alluring moments."

Solo (Berlin 2018) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 50 x 75 cm

Based in São Paulo, Brasil, Fabiolla Loureiro has been working as a photographer since 2010. In the beginning, she mainly explored fashion and nude. But in the last few years, she became obsessed with traveling (over 30 countries) and found herself involved with this freedom and opportunity that this kind of photography allows.

In her street photography, we observe the practice of natural light, rain, silhouettes, high contrasts and cold nights. The preference of black and white comes from an inspiration from  Brassaï, Robert Capa, Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter, Elliott Erwitt, Sabine Weiss, Willy Ronis. Urban chaos and the period between wars are also a constant source of study and reference for her. 

Fabiolla is one of the permanent artists of Andreus Gallery, SP and since 2017 participates in an architecture/design project with Casa Portoro. In this project, she has more than 40 photos in exhibition, different measures, that are part of a few ambiances in the house in collaboration with some of the biggest names of architecture in Brazil. In the last two years, she had exhibitions in London, Bologna, Madrid and Paris, and now in March again in Italy. Her first three one-woman shows happened in 2016 in São Paulo. In January 2018, she was selected as one of the members of Contemporary Art Curator, an online contemporary art magazine, which covers visual arts events and connects artists from all over the world, and she is also part of Art Productions New York, a network of representation for artists with prestigious standards and vision. Last year she returned to write about her travel experiences for European Travel Magazine and launched her own blog sharing her influences and point of view on photography. In all those years, Fabiolla studied only three months at Focus Photography in São Paulo and remains a primarily self-taught artist.

Elle (Budapest 2015) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 50 x 75 cm
Purple Rain (São Paulo 2019) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 30 x 30 cm
Silhouette Phantom (NYC 2012) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 30 x 30 cm
Deux (Paris 2018) - Fine Art Photograph printed in Photo Rag paper 50 x 75 cm

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Annabelle Frenette

"I undertook photographic research on the transformation and representation of reality. I'm doing researches in actual photography using photography, installations and mixed media. In 2009 I founded Nag, an international group who is working on non-anecdotal photography."

Dans Son 1 et Demi 4 - Photograph

Canadian Artist, Annabelle Frenette lived in Paris between 2000-5 and then to Madrid for 2006 and in London, 2007. The next year her work began being auctioned and in 2009 she discovered NAG, an international group working on non-narrative photography. Annabelle is currently living and working in Québec, Canada.

Exhibitions

Artifact, New York

Rogue Studio,  New York

Espace Alleray, France Télécom, Paris

19th District of Paris Town Hall

Espace Contemporain, Québec, Canada

Copenhagen Rahuset, Copenhagen

Ride Amt Kunst Museum, Denmark

Alborg Kunst Museum, Denmark

Art Gallery of Xiamen University, China

Art Gallery of Guanzhou University, China

Galeriazero, Barcelona

Usine 106U, Montréal, Canada

Primo Piano Living Gallery, Italy

Publications

Oeil sur la Photographie d'art, Julien Grill, Institiut Européen des Arts Contemporains Edition, 2013 France.

Art in America, 2012 Guide Museums Galleries Artists.

Everything is Art, New York

References

Catalogue of Iris Collection deposit at the London Library.

Dictionary 2019-2004 Drouot Cotation, Paris, Larousse Edition.

Catalogue des collections de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Forêt 2 - Photograph
Voiture 05 - Photograph
Forêt 3 - Photograph
Voiture 09 - Photograph

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Andreas Murauer

“As an artist, I am fascinated by the simplicity of complex things. The biggest challenge is reducing the image content within essential features and distinctive details of the motif.”

Respirator - Limited Edition print on aluminum backing 40 x 40 cm

Austrian photographer Andreas Murauer was born in 1976 and got his first camera at age 12. He has since been fascinated with photography. Today, Murauer works as a Design and Communication manager as well as a graphic and web designer.

JUJU - Limited Edition print on aluminum backing 40 x 40 cm
Revited - Limited Edition print on aluminum backing 40 x 40 cm
Upside Down - Limited Edition print on aluminum backing 40 x 40 cm
Last Ray Of Sunlight - Limited Edition print on aluminum backing 40 x 40 cm
Molen van Sloten - Limited edition print on aluminum 40 x 40 cm
Guard - Limited edition print on aluminum 40 x 40 cm
Time To Hurry - Limited edition print on aluminum 40 x 40 cm
Miss Liberty - Limited edition print on aluminum 40 x 40 cm
Lady Chapel - Limited edition print on aluminum 40 x 40 cm

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Stéphane Vereecken

"With my images of the Rabid Animals series, I explore the relationship between human beings and beasts; A realistic universe and also surreal - an image photographed and also painted and drawn. The drawings on the walls, the floor, and the body show an unfinished project of life."

Hotel Mutation 001 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm

Belgian photographer and artist, Stéphane Vereecken holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Brussels. He has been actively exhibiting from a young age in cultural centers and galleries in Brussels. Classical studies in several art academies and different media have allowed the artist to develop a multidisciplinary vision. His Rabid Animal series began in 1999. Vereecken photographs models and landscapes and follows on to draw a story on the wall and their bodies.  Each image creates a mystical, open-ended narrative and in the artist’s own words, they “tell an unfinished story…”.

Hotel Mutation 010 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm
The Garden 020 - Photograph 42 x 30 cm
Hotel Mutation 006 - Photograph 40 x 40 cm
The Garden 012 - Photograph 42 x 30 cm
The Garden - 001
Rabid Animals Series - Portrait 002
White Wall Series - 008
The Garden - 002
Rabid Animals Series - White Wall 012

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Michael Ian Goulding

"My work celebrates the beauty of the female form and spirit.  While my aesthetic sense springs from wonder at the variety and mystery of the body's physical reality, my photographs are primarily aimed at recording the beauty of the female form from an abstract point of view."

Amy XVII - Film Capture, 14 x 11 in. $300 (matted, unframed)

"I have been engaged in art for nearly my entire life. I have worked in a variety of media and focused on a number of subjects, all with the purpose of creating something beautiful. Ultimately that journey led me to focus on the beauty of the female form as viewed through black and white photography.

To me, the creation and sharing of art is fulfilling when it brings joy to others. I recall the first time that I exhibited my photography, a woman came up to me, referring to Stephanie I and said, "I enjoyed all of your works, but this one, this one is poetry." But perhaps my greatest fulfillment comes from working with those who model for me. While holding the newly matted and framed Carmen V, which was the payment Carmen elected to receive for modeling for me, she said, "I never knew how beautiful I was until I saw myself in your photographs."

I think the world would be a better place if we all focused more of our attention on creating and appreciating beauty. Although I greatly enjoy exhibiting my artwork, over the last few years, I have focused my attention on publishing my artwork in order to reach a wider audience with whom to share it. I thank Circle Foundation for the Arts for providing that opportunity.

My studio is located in the United States, in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. I have exhibited my artwork in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. I have received multiple awards, and my artwork has been published in numerous publications on art or featuring art photography. My work has also been licensed for use by musical artists for compact disc covers and related promotional materials."

Aileen IV - Digital Capture, 11 x 14 in, $300 (matted, unframed)
Carmen V - Film Capture 14 x 11 in. $300 (matted, unframed)
Becky VII - Film Capture, 11 x 14 in. $300 (matted, unframed)
Stephanie I - Film Capture 14 x 11 in. $300 (matted, unframed)

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