David Solomita

"Throughout my life, I have had a constant aesthetic revolving around light, color and volume which I use to create unique spaces. The work is an attempt to create environs for people to inhabit upon viewing and experiencing them."

One Step - Photograph, Diasec Print 127 x 127 cm

Throughout his career, David Solomita has retained a strong focus on abstraction and ambiguity within his artworks. His photographs revolve around light, colour, and volume.

David’s unique, geometric and abstract images are intended to be lived in and played with. They are reminiscent of fractal patterns, imbued with refractive colour lines, and utilize skewed frames and differing vanishing points to simultaneously inspire and unsettle. It is David’s intention with the series to surprise visitors as they progress through to each piece, providing a novel sense of experience as they are engaged. The works, which are vibrant and captivating, attempt to create environments that people not only see but experience and inhabit. The artworks seem to reference simple landscape imagery, breaking the flat picture frame’s surface which encases them in a consistent form and surface.

The artwork is void of any digital manipulation. Instead, they are photographic utilisations of three-dimensional sculptural objects which have been furnished from paper, plastic and light. The sculptures are placed atop a table alongside coloured gels, which are then irradiated with softbox illumination. The photographs are taken in high resolution, with a Sony a7R IV, which accommodates printing to any size. They provide a robust and engaging display of colour field theory, are luminescent, and, when viewed in large-scale, favour a certain overall consistency of form and process which breathes emotion into the works.

David continues to expand his practice and his investigation of light and shadow through large-scale Diasec photographic prints.

David Solomita is currently based in San Francisco, and he has been the Principal Training Designer at GENENTECH since 2010. He has taught extensively on design, photography, and media, holding roles in colleges, including Columbia University and the Parsons School of Design. He holds a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology and M.S., Educational Leadership in the Arts from Bank Street College of Education.

Fortunately - Photograph, Diasec Print 122 x 213 cm
Sea Wall - Photograph, Diasec Print 97 x 127 cm
Rippling - Photograph, Diasec Print 122 x 213 cm
Nascent - Photograph, Diasec Print 84 x 127 cm

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Anton Knight

"I am a multidisciplinary artist who mainly uses visual arts such as photography, film, video art or performance. Visual art is for me an exploration, a quest to capture abstract elements of everyday life. I attach importance to natural light, colors, shapes, textures and movements."

Antoine Therrien (Anton Knight) was born in 1989 in Quebec, Canada. Knight obtained his film production diploma from ECTQ (Quebec School of Cinema and Television) in 2014. He currently lives and works in Quebec. His main disciplines include photography, video, artistic installation, performance and writing of stories and poetry. Everyday objects and phenomena are a great source of inspiration for his work, which he transforms into poetic imagery. Anton Knight has received numerous awards and exhibitions for his films and photographs in various courses, magazines and film festivals.


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Marjon Trap

“I am inspired by the not so perfect things in life.”

Withered Tulips - Photograph

Marjon Trap is a Dutch photographer. She graduated from the Academy for Image Creation in 2019. That same year she was one of ten nominees for the Keep an Eye Award. After graduating, to further develop as a still life photographer, she became an apprentice to Rein Janssen, who instilled her love for light and craftsmanship.

Marjon has a predilection for things that are not perfect. When she was told in one work that she hadn't used the most perfect flower, it inspired her to investigate how she could use dead flowers in her work.

It started with blossoms that she found rained out and trampled on the ground during her lunch break in the park, and now her studio looks like a failing flower shop with many withered and dead flowers that are her palette. Despite the sad state of the flowers, the zest for life radiates from the work she is doing.

Prelude to Spring - Photograph
Storm of Spring - Photograph
Floating Plants - Photograph
Rainbow Petals - Photograph

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Lynne Roberts-Goodwin

Lynne Roberts-Goodwin is an Australian-based artist whose contemporary visual art research and studio practice addresses site, place and geopolitical significance, impact of the trace of human and animal bodies. Her photographs address geopolitical aerial and ground trade routes.

Beyond this Point Everything Remains #3, TEMPO SQUISITO Series - Hahnemühle™ Photo Matt Fibre 200 acid free paper 180 x 120 cm

Lynne Roberts-Goodwin is an Australian-based artist whose work engages photographic imagery, sculptural objects & video, interrogating contexts and topographies of cultural and environmental tension. Roberts-Goodwin has exhibited extensively, and her work is held in private and public collections. The recipient of national and international grants, awards & commissions, the artist’s work is held in prestigious private and public collections and was awarded the 2017 Inaugural Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship and Studio Residency at the American Academy in Rome.

The artist's photographic/video and installation practice evidences concepts centered on the foundations of extreme topographical and aerial landscape as a record, document, contemporary archive and aftermath of human values and actions imposed and impacted over time, both culturally and politically. Work and research surrounding these concepts are primarily photographic and moving imagery drawn from topographical landscapes that appear as estranged within locations, through histories of contested sites or elevated/aerial topographical territories. Artistic practice over 35 years has actively sought to confront representations, both human and animal, of environmental conflict and sites of impact, aerially and at distance.

Deadcalm Distance 132, Closeupatadistance Series - Silver Rag photographic paper 150 x 240 cm
Beyond this Point Everything Remains #6, TEMPO SQUISITO Series - Hahnemühle™ Photo Matt Fibre 200 acid free paper 180 x 120 cm
Deadcalm Tower 21, Closeupatadistance Series - Silver Rag photographic paper 150 x 240 cm
Beyond this Point Everything Remains #4, TEMPO SQUISITO Series - Hahnemühle™ Photo Matt Fibre 200 acid free paper 180 x 120 cm

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Katrin Loy

"What exactly corresponds to reality and what corresponds to the imagination? And what is reality and what is fantasy? Ultimately, everything is a matter of consciousness. Life is a PARADOX and only a dream of a higher AWAKENING..."

The Dark Night of the Soul - Digital photograph 60 x 40 cm

Katrin Loy was born in 1969 in Göppingen, Germany and studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf (1991-2001). She was a Master student with renowned artist, Prof. Jannis Kounellis. Katrin completed postgraduate studies in Visual Arts and Therapy at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich (2005-7) and continued her education between 2008-18 at the Academy of Psychoanalysis Munich. Since 2002, the artist lives and works in Munich.

 

 

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2017 "Person und Traum", Kunsttreff Quiddezentrum, Munich

2017 "Traumfragmente", Autorengalerie 1, Munich

2018 "Traumfragmente II", Autorengalerie 1, Munich

2019 "Traumfragmente III", Autorengalerie 1, Munich

2020 "Traumbilder – Das Leben ein Traum", werkstatt-galerie, Munich

2021 "Dream Images – Life is a Dream", Fusion Art Gallery Palm Springs, CA 

2021 Winner of the "Collectores Vision International Art Award" 

 

 

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2015 Autumn Conference of the DPV, Bad Homburg

2016 "Künstlerinnen treffen Hildegunde", Meerbusch

2016 "Natur- Mensch", National Park St. Andreasburg

2017 "Bilder, Briefe, Noten XC", Autorengalerie 1, Munich

2018 "With Kind Regards V", Autorengalerie 1, Munich

2019 "With Kind Regards VI", Autorengalerie 1, Munich

2020 "With Kind Regards VII", Autorengalerie 1, Munich

2020 "Created in Isolation", Light Space & Time Online Gallery

2020 Shortlisted for "Sir John Hurt & Sworders Art Prize", Thurning, UK

2020 Shortlisted for Paris Photo Prize "State of the World"

2020 "Milano Photo Awards", International Contemporary Exhibition, M.A.D.S. Milano

2020 "Figurative/ Portrait", Contemporary Art Gallery Online

2020 "Painting and Photography", Art Room Gallery

2021  "Infinite Dreams", Contemporary Art Curator Magazine

2021  "Black and White 2021 (1) Awards", Camelback Gallery

2021  "Emergence 2", the Glasgow Gallery of Photography

2021  "Women in Art", Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2021  "VRAF 2021 / Virtual Art Fair", Contemporary Art Station, UK

2021  "VAA Online Spring Expo", Visual Artists Association, UK

Fulfilment - Digital photograph 60 x 40 cm
Determination - Digital photograph 40 x 60 cm
Woman with Veil - Digital photograph 60 x 40 cm
The Veil - Digital photograph 40 x 60 cm

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Harry Giglio

Approaching Storm

Harry Giglio is an American photographer and videographer specializing in commercial imagery with a finer focus on the areas of education, medicine, corporate and lifestyle.  His imagery explores aspects of people and environments usually not seen by most people. He is a master at portraiture, gaining trust from his subjects quickly and easily.  With breathtaking lighting and composition, Harry Giglio creates images that are timeless and haunting.

Days End
Scream
Pink Veil
Home Alone

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Amir Ehrlich

"Everyone sees nature, but each one looks at it in a different way. As a landscape photographer, my main inspiration comes from nature itself. I find myself more and more, seeing landscape in terms of possible frames, always looking for an interesting and unique composition."

Imagine in pastel colors

Israel-based photographer, Amir Ehrlich has been honing his skills in landscape and night photography in the past several years. As someone who grew up in a village and traveled a lot, Amir loves nature and his photography works enable him to represent it in his special way. Using mainly long exposures, Amir is “painting” with his camera sensor to show nature as he imagines it and not as it is seen to the naked eye.

Since 2018, Amir also specializes in interior design and architectural photography which is, to him, a landscape confined between four walls. Amir is combining methods of landscape photography into his interior design works and vice versa.

Descent to hell
Psychedelic mushroom
The lone tree
Broken land

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Hiromi Kawano

"In 2021, due to the influence of Covid-19, I couldn't go out on the city as I expected, so I had more opportunities to take pictures of rain and flowers. The transitions of nature change my artwork. For example, 4 seasons in Japan, flowers, trees, leaves, light, rain, raindrops, etc…”

Go home - Multiple exposure photo 4032 × 3024 px

“My name is Hiromi Kawano. I was born in Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan. As a child, I grew up familiar with many flowers and trees. I also had the opportunity to see many beautiful kimonos because my mother was tailoring them. At university, I studied Japanese classical literature and language. Nature, kimonos, and literature continue to have a great influence on my artistic practice. In 1994 I began working on a Power Macintosh 7100 to produce my first digital illustrations. Since 1998 I have worked as a freelance Illustrator and Designer. Apart from my day job, I was looking for a creative way to express my style. In fall of 2015 I realized that multiple exposures in digital photography were exactly what I was looking for. An image is made by superimposing multiple photographs in a complicated manner. I named it Parallel PhotoArt. The artwork is currently published on Instagram and Facebook.”

Spring has come - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px
Guidance of light - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px
Serenade - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px
Melody - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px

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Don Porter

"My art affirms to me that meaningful action, self-realization, and transcendence are possible and eminently desirable. I may not always know what will come next, but I am enlivened and pleased enough with the process and the results that I often regard it as an addiction to abstract spirituality."

Solvō - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 24 x 24 in.

Don Porter, a lifelong California artist, was taught and mentored by some of the finest: Gui Ignon in Ojai, California and, at the University of California, Berkeley, by Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Voulkos, Jerrold Ballaine, - and influenced by others along the way (e.g. Hoffman, Munch, Ryder, Delacroix).

Winner of numerous awards, Porter has exhibited his photographs, paintings and sculptures in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. His photographs and paintings are collected worldwide.

Coincidental with his career as an artist, Don has been an award-winning architect and builder in Nevada and California, where, beginning in the 1970s, he helped pioneer sustainable design and recycling practices.

In addition to painting and traditional photography, Porter’s most recent work involves photographing temporary sculptures that persuade him to see beauty in each moment (Venus principle). As he manipulates various inanimate materials and substances, he introduces them to baths of pigmented liquids and subjects the ever-changing configurations to layers of light (filtered, reflected and refracted). He photographs these fabrications as they transform, dissolve, disintegrate … cease to be what they were. He does not use Photoshop or the like.  “By intentionally designing the sculptures to transcend a preceding moment of existence,” Don explains “I can record that exact instance of transformation as a requiem for each moment that was, all the while conceding, even celebrating, the impermanence of all that exists …. did exist.” 

“The cohesiveness of my images is with the process itself, not so much with the images or series of images - which I tend not to do. No moment is the same as any other, nor is one of my temporary sculptures the same as any other. Each of these images is a self-portrait of my artistic intentions and decisions at a particular time - a metaphor for my existential being."

Odysseus - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 30 x 40 in.
Rilke - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 18 x 13 in.
Sigourney - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 24 x 20 in., 12 x 19 in.
When Morn Purples the East (Blake) - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 25 x 32 in.

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Harry Goldstrom

"Photographically, I believe there exists a special relationship between the landscape and music, particularly classical, jazz and Celtic. I find the elements of form and symmetry to be omnipresent and as a result, continually make the comparison between a symphony of the landscape and a musical score."

Enchanted Forest - Silver Gelatin Print 20 x 24 in.

"From my earliest recollections as a child, I've had an interest in photography. As a 7 year old, I used a Kodak brownie in the Grand Tetons to capture my first photos. During my high school years, I was continually asking my Dad to borrow his Argus C3 for my exploits as my fascination with photography grew. Toward the end of my college days in Madison, Wisconsin I had purchased my first SLR camera and was using a fellow student’s closet darkroom (with no running water) to process my first black and white prints. The experience was exhilarating.

My format of choice is 4x5 although I also work in 6x6 cm. In today’s increasingly digital world, I much prefer continuing to work with traditional film and chemical processing. I become just as excited today as I first did over 40 years ago watching a print come up in the developing tray or looking at a negative as I remove it from the fixer. The process continues to be a source of great enjoyment - as much as the field experience of taking the photograph.

I was originally drawn to the intrigue of the natural landscape by my undergraduate geology training in college. Over the years that training has been reflected in much of my landscape photography.  In more recent years I have started to incorporate what I refer to as the abandoned landscape into my portfolio. I find the dichotomy most interesting.

And as for the Argus C-3 that I started with all those years ago, I’m happy to report it now lives in my camera collection-albeit with a broken shutter."

Contours and Seven Trees - Silver Gelatin Print 10 x 12 in.
Forest Monarch - Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in.
Snags in Sunlight - Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in.
Mystic Lagoon - Silver Gelatin Print 18 x 24 in.

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