Eugene Kuperman

1915 Oil on linen 30 x 40 in.
Eugene Kuperman was born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1987 and now lives in Southern California. Since childhood, Eugene enjoyed drawing anything that inspired him. Eugene has been sketching since he was three years old and painting since he was seven. He has created over four hundred pieces and thousands of sketches. Eugene’s work is in many private collections including in a private collection of Robert Harris Rothschild who has many notable works in his collection by artists like Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Ernst, Lichtenstein, and many more. An art catalog came out in 2012 featuring many of those artists as well as the work commissioned from Eugene. From 2010 to his passing in 2014, Eugene Kuperman studied with a renowned Russian artist Leonid Steele whose works are in many museums in the world, including pieces in the notable Tretakov Gallery in Russia. One of Leonid’s former teachers was a student of a famous Russian landscape painter: Isaac Levitan and another teacher he had, was a student of the famous Russian artist: Ilya Repin.
 
 
Hospital Parking Lot Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
Never Again Oil on linen 30 x 40 in.
Motherly Love - Oil on linen 18 x 24 in.
Hollywood Walk of Fame Oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.
Peaceful Silence Interchangeable Triptych - Acrylic on canvas Side panels 24 x 18 in. Centre panel 24 x 36 in.

For Eugene, art is about inspiration. He has been exhibiting since 2006. In 2008, Eugene traveled for a study abroad trip to Paris, France to study the old masters from life at the Louvre. He was very much inspired by the Rubens room there as well as the two Michelangelo sculptures; Dying Slave and Rebellious Slave. Another piece that left an impression on Eugene was Theodore Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa. In October 2017, Eugene Kuperman traveled to Italy to study the great Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters. He’s witnessed the greatest works by Michelangelo first hand, such as Statue of David, St.Peter’s Pieta, Sistine Chapel, Tomb of Pope Julius II, Doni Tondo, Pieta Palestrina, the unfinished Slave sculptures, Dome of St.Peter’s Basilica and more. Michelangelo serves as his greatest inspiration for his incredible sense of design and composition. Since late 2014, early 2015, Eugene took a new direction in art. He took upon himself to create works of social commentary which to any extent educate, enlighten, and promote change in society. Eugene Kuperman is a listed artist and his work has been published in various art books, magazines, and newspapers.


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Yi Shin Chiang

I do enjoy the process of uncertainty. "Half Empty, Half Full," is my current portrait painting series which represents two opposite emotions which then conflict with each other simultaneously.”

Second Look Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.

“I only paint my friends or family members who have a significant relationship with me. I’ve witnessed most of their tipping points and undergone a change after each setback and frustration. I ponder over each of their emotional conflicts and picture them individually because everyone is unique and their life experiences are indeed different.

I do enjoy the process of uncertainty. "Half Empty, Half Full," is my current portrait painting series which represents two opposite emotions which then conflict with each other simultaneously. This concept was inspired by the challenging moments I noticed my friends struggling with. Everyone has experienced turning points and dealt with dilemmas at some point in their lives. My first painting in this series was inspired by a good friend of mine named, Lucky Lu. She is a photography student who struggled to create her own unique style in the photography field. She was criticized and doubted by a friend for being a copycat of another artist. She chose to defend herself by hiding her sorrow secretly. Once she exposed her sadness in front of me, I felt her confidence quickly collapse and destruct. Thus, I wanted to mark down this moment on my canvas in my own point of view. I depicted her standing in front of an intersection and having no clue whether to go left or right. Her pride protected her dignity so she could put on her mask and fight back. Nonetheless, her confidence was already destroyed and dispirited. This is a tug of war between strength and weakness. Likewise, we would never know the results until the last minute. This ambiguous moment is both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time. There must be times in life when you have a crossroad of life. Any kind of decision you make can change your life completely, but there would be no turning back once the choice has been made.

In this series of portraits, I’ve asked my friends to be my models. The only request I had for them was to just look straight at the camera, and countless photographs were taken. The photo shoots were simply plain without any special settings, makeup, or hair, but pure and natural portrait. Sometimes only one out of a hundred photos could fit into my ideas. In this work, I paint bold strokes and smooth transition with big palette knife and brushes. The contrast of hard edges and refine detail represent both positive and negative emotions that I've decided for each individual friend. The surface of my painting is rough with thick paints as if there were a tug of war battling on my canvas. The vibrant colors I chose for two emotions can sometimes be too competitive with to each other; therefore, I have to merge colors with abstraction and distortion in order to balance between the two in harmony and also enrich its mysterious looking. My concept embraces when two opposite emotions exist at the same time and could be either sanguine or depressed because they both exist evenly and compete with each other. Therefore, the outcome of each painting stays mysterious and unpredictable."

Stage One: Isolation Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Frozen the Weakness Oil on canvas 46 x 48 in.
Stage Two: Antagonism Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.

  Ms. Yi Shin Chiang is a leading Fine Artist from Taiwan, who is now based in San Francisco. Her preferred medium is oil paint, but she is knowledgeable and highly skilled across a range of materials including watercolor, gouache, and acrylic. Ms. Chiang specializes in portraiture, figurative, landscape, and cityscapes; her painting is unique however, in that rather than using her technical mastery to create realistic works in each genre, her interest and emphasis is on exploring the mood and presentation of ambiguity in her subject, whatever it may be. Her distinctive combination of realism and abstraction is referred to by many as transformative artwork. Ms. Chiang developed her passion for painting when she was a mere 16 years old. As she delved further into the art she also discovered her own innate talent for this fine art skill. Ms. Chiang went to high school at Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver, Canada. She spent much of her high school career perfecting her artistic skills, and when she was only 18 years old she was commissioned to paint a mural for her high school. The mural has been on display since. She was also awarded second place in the Youth Works category of the West Vancouver Memorial Library’s Remembrance Day Contest, for a graphite pencil drawing, which her secondary school art teacher found particularly moving and opted to submit as a contest entry. This was a major milestone for Ms. Chiang; it was the very external encouragement she needed to enable her to commit to a life as a professional artist. With this award to galvanize her, Ms. Chiang applied to the esteemed Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. The Academy of Art University is one of the world’s most recognized art schools, attracting aspiring creative professionals from across the globe. To gain acceptance to any of the Academy’s rigorous and highly competitive programs applicants must submit exemplary portfolios and provide evidence that they are among the world’s best up and coming artists in their chosen discipline. Ms. Chiang’s submission was met with delight, and she was accepted to the Academy’s undergraduate Illustration program, where she flourished. After graduating with her BFA in Illustration, in 2010, Ms. Chiang elected to pursue her passion even further, and with much encouragement from her mentors and professors, applied to the Master of Fine Art program at the Academy of Art University. She was easily accepted on the merits of her previous academic record, her stunning portfolio, and her firmly established reputation within the Academy of Art University and San Francisco arts community as an extraordinarily talented and innovative painter and illustrator.

Ms. Chiang exhibited in several prominent shows in 2012, while studying for her Masters Degree. These include at the Taiwan Museum of Fine Art where she was a Finalist in the Beauty of Taiwan contest; at San Francisco’s celebrated Arata Fine Art Gallery, as part of the San Francisco North Beach Cityscapes show; in one of Studio Gallery’s regionally beloved Tiny Shows in San Francisco, CA; as well as in the Academy of Art University’s competitive Annual Spring Show. In 2013 Ms. Chiang took advantage of a remarkable opportunity to study painting and drawing in one of the western hemisphere’s oldest and most important cities for the production and appreciation of art and culture – Florence, Italy. She was selected for the rare honor of completing a summer-term at Florence’s prestigious Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA). SRISA is one of Italy’s top art and design schools – no small feat in a country which has been one of the world’s leading exporters of culture, art, and design for nearly two millennia. The chance to study at SRISA represented strong praise for Ms. Chiang’s skills and her breathtaking body of work. In addition to earning her a once in a lifetime chance to hone her craft among the works of the old masters, Ms. Chiang’s remarkable talent and novel artistic vision also brought her several opportunities to exhibit her work in 2013. She showed work in the Academy of Art University’s competitive Spring Show at San Francisco’s renowned Palace of Fine Arts, where she took an impressive Second Place in the Abstract Painting category. She was invited back to San Francisco’s Studio Gallery to participate in another Tiny Show. Perhaps most impressively Ms. Chiang was awarded the Jury's Favorite award in the immensely popular BoldBrush Painting Competition. In 2014, Ms. Chiang’s final year as an MFA student, she also had a number of important exhibitions including the Academy’s Spring Show, in which she took Third Place in the Abstract Category; as well as a solo portrait show entitled Half Empty, Half Full at San Francisco’s popular Cannery Gallery. After graduating with a Masters in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University, Ms. Chiang’s career as a sought after professional artist began in earnest. She quickly began exhibiting throughout the United States, Canada and Taiwan. In 2014 Ms. Chiang exhibited her work in a number of competitive juried exhibitions and prestigious venues. She was part of the Dab Art show at HUD Gallery in Ventura California, an international juried exhibition for which Ms. Chiang’s paintings Frozen the Weakness, and Thesis Study#9 were selected, and for which she was awarded “Best in Show.” Ms. Chiang also had the honor of being selected as a Finalist in the 118th Annual Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Open Juried Exhibition, at the National Arts Club in New York. Named for the only woman among the 106 founders of New York’s preeminent Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club maintains close ties with this American institution which remains an important part of the international art world.

To have one’s work selected for this iconic exhibition is among the highest forms of praise in the American artistic community, but to be named by the jury as a finalist is an extremely rare honor reserved only for the world’s most accomplished artists. In addition Ms. Chiang was awarded Special Recognition in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery’s 5th Annual Abstracts competition. Light Space & Time is an exceedingly important online art clearinghouse. Competition artwork is promoted through over 39,000 visitors, and 66,000 Pageviews each month; additionally over 7,000 gallery owners, corporate art representatives, and decision makers in the fine arts field subscribe to the gallery’s monthly bulletins. As such placing in the top tier of a Light Space & Time competition represents a major advancement in any artist’s professional career, and it is one that is afforded only to the industry’s best. Ms. Chiang was also a Top 20 Finalist in the 2014 / 2015 Portraits Art Exhibition from Artist Portfolio Magazine. Founded in 2010 Artist Portfolio Magazine is a juried publication which reaches over 46,000 unique readers per issue. Reaching the top tier in one of the magazine’s exhibitions is considered a major achievement in the international online art world.  Thus far in 2015 Ms. Chiang has been asked to participate in several important exhibitions along the West Coast, including the 19th Annual de Young juried showcase Divergence: Emerging Legacies an Art Event at San Francisco’s world famous de Young Museum for which she was a Finalist; as well as at the 2015 Expressions West Exhibition, at the Coos Art Museum in Oregon. The Expressions West Exhibit features forty-five artists from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Ms. Chiang exhibited her works entitled Thesis Study #2, Thesis Study #7, and Unknown. Her work Thesis Study #2 was awarded Honorable Mention. Ms. Chiang also took part in the 9th Annual International Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Juried Exhibit at the Clatsop Art Center Gallery, in Astoria, Oregon, where she was a Finalist. Further east Ms. Chiang was an esteemed Finalist in the third annual Nude Attitude Exhibition of the Peoria Art Guild Gallery, in Illinois; and exhibited in the 2015 Small Works Exhibit, at the Limner Gallery, in Hudson, New York. The Limner Gallery is known for its controversial and provocative exhibitions, and has been at the cutting edge of the American art world from the time it was founded in 1987, in its original home in Manhattan’s East Village. The gallery remains a major player in the American art community and showing one’s work there is indicative of a high degree of success. Ms. Chiang continues to work on her portrait series, examining the coexistence of opposing emotions, as well as her carefully designed figurative works expressing the dynamic connections between realism and expressionism. Her unique perspective and broad range of execution, combined with her immense technical abilities, have made her work much in demand in the United States today.

It's You But Not You Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.

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Eman Hakim

"Paint with your soul and your heart before your hands! I hope I can reach everybody with my art and improve their taste and perception towards fine arts and beauty so that I can influence the culture of my country positively."

She & Peacock 1 - Oil & Acrylic on canvas 145 x 170 cm

Egyptian artist, Eman Hakim lives in Cairo and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and is a member of the Syndicate of Plastic Artists as well as many art societies in Egypt and UAE. With eight solo shows in both private and public galleries, Eman continues to exhibit collectively. She has represented Egypt internationally at the Biennale of Chianciano - Italy 2013, a group exhibition in Gagliardi Gallery London 2014 and Biennale of Malaysia 2014 & The "International Exhibition for Peace" in Kazakhstan in 2015 & 2016 where she won the prize "international artist for Peace". Her artwork is in private collection in Egypt, UAE & Canada as well as the Modern Art Museum, Port Said Museum, Cairo Opera house,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and China Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan & Royal Court in Kuwait.

Girl Portrait 1 - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm
She & Peacock 2 - Oil & Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Bread - Oil & Acrylic on wood 105 x 140 cm
Girl Portrait 2 - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

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DéDé FARNIER

"Un petit poème qui me qualifi:

Enfant sur les bancs d’école déjà

Il griffonnait sur une feuille de brouillon

Quelques dessins, se posant là

Sortis tout droit de son inspiration…

Or l’enfant à grandit, ses petits pieds aussi

Il s’est propulsé dans la vie

Son art s’est vraiment défini

(…)."

Rue D'Abby - Watercolor 50 x 40 cm

Self-taught painter, watercolorist, and pastelist, DéDé FARNIER was born in Bort Les Orgues and raised in Auvergne. He completed all his studies in Dordogne and he would always keep a sketchbook at hand to draw images that came to mind. After his Industrial Design studies, Farnier worked a variety of jobs in Paris for 15 years. He would spend much of his time off at Place du Tertre observing the local artists. Moving to Sarlat he took a watercolor course. The artist has participated in multiple local, national and international exhibits who have been produced valuable networking opportunities, yet for Farnier, painting remains a hobby.

“Peintre aquarelliste et pastelliste autodidacte, né à BORT LES ORGUES (19) j’ai passé mon enfance en Auvergne, puis c’est en Dordogne que j’ai fait toutes mes études, mis toujours une feuille de brouillon à coté de mon cahier de leçons,  pour y griffonner les dessins qui me passaient par la tête. Après des études d’ajusteur et de perfectionnement en dessin industriel, j’ai fait divers travails et c’est à PARIS que ma carrière m’a conduit durant 15 années. Sur la Place du Tertre où je passais la plupart de mon temps libre, j’ai pioché ça et là pas mal d’astuces en regardant les différents artistes de ce lieu merveilleux.

Puis muté à SARLAT, donc de retour en Dans le Périgord je me suis inscrit à un cours d’aquarelle où je me suis perfectionné pendant une année, après une nouvelle mutation dans le Ribéracois , je me suis inscrit à deux cours au centre culturel de Ribérac . Puis une nouvelle mutation au L E P de Chardeuil m’a obligé de voler de mes propres ailes.

J’ai participé à plusieurs expositions régionales, nationales,  internationales qui m’ont valu quelques récompenses et reconnaissances, mais la peinture reste pour moi un  loisir pour le moment.”

Fleur de Prunus - Watercolor 50 x 40 cm
Reflets D’Automne Après l’Averse - Watercolor 50 x 40 cm
A Quand La liberté - Watercolor 50 x 40 cm
Grange des Mourtis - Watercolor 70 x 50 cm

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Danguole Serstinskaja

"Photorealism perfectly represents my understanding of art, in that it must display the mastery of the artist."

Tortoiseshell Cat - Pastel on velour 25 x 35 cm

Award-winning Lithuanian artist, Danguole Serstinskaja focuses on hyper-realistic animal portraits.

With decades of experience in training, breeding and judging dogs as an FCI Judge, as well as keeping other animals, she draws upon her understanding of animal psychology as well as anatomy to produce art that captures and embeds the animal's emotions.

Placing animals under the same spotlight that is commonly reserved for humans, in Danguole's artworks the animal is the only subject and focus of the story. With a lifelong experience as an artist, and after producing hundreds of drawings and paintings of landscapes as well as portraits, Danguole eventually found and developed a rare technique which perfectly aligns with her artistic desire to portray animals deeply, accurately and efficiently.

This technique is applying oil on paper using a dry paintbrush. Having mastered this technique, Danguole has gained a liberating amount of control over the intensity of shading and ability to add as much detail as she desires. She works layer after layer until her artistic vision is fulfilled, and the result is art with distinct tonal gradation, hyper-realistic detail, and contrast that makes the painting hard to distinguish from a photograph.

Wren - Pastel on pastelmat 24 x 30 cm
Looking Forward To Spring - Oil on paper 42 x 30 cm
Touch - Oil on paper 50 x 70 cm
Oak Spirit - Oil on paper 46 x 64 cm

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Jose Luis Quinones

Contemporary artist's Jose Luis Quinones' passion for perfection and artistic ability combine for an exciting blend of dazzling colors and the illusion of a three-dimensional surface. His oversized paintings are shaped on the outer edge to conform to the object which enhances the idea of realism.

POP ART, ZERO CALORIES - Oil on canvas D. 52 in. $15,000

"I was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico and moved with my family to Ohio as a young child. My passion for realism lead me to pursue my career in fine art. I completed my Art Education at Cooper School of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

My oil paintings were originally based on a series of objects from my father’s small grocery store. I was fascinated with painting objects, and soon the backgrounds became unimportant to me, so I let the gallery walls serve that purpose. I shaped the canvas to fit the contour of the object involved.

Like Rosenquist, I had painted mural size billboards for an outdoor media company for many years. Constantly painting on such a large scale had influenced the size of my artwork. I found that size was a significant factor on the impact of the viewer. I was also captivated by the abstract quality of something so large when observed up close. My paintings are done in oils and hand brushed to look like it is created with an airbrush technique.

Recently, I am in the process of investigating paintings shaped in a circular format. I still strive for a three-dimensional feeling even though the painting is a flat surface.  My fascination with realism and the shaped canvas will enable me to envision many new and intriguing paintings. It will be interesting to see how far I can manipulate the shaped facade to create a two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional illusion of genuine excitement!"

EGGS IN THE ROUND - Acrylic on canvas D. 52 in. $18,000
CAMPBELL S TOMATO JUICE- Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. $18,000
SMASHED SCHMIDTZ - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 in. $23,000
DUBBLE BUBBLE - Oil on canvas D. 52 in. $15,000

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Kathy Brady

“SEE THE WORLD AROUND YOU DIFFERENTLY”

Bridge - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

American photographer Kathy Brady’s work has won multiple awards and has appeared in physical and online galleries including “Shoot the Frame’s Shoot the Wild”, “Fusion Art” in Palm Springs, CA, “1650 Gallery” in Los Angeles, CA, “The Gallery in the Park” at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Westchester, NY, “Gallery MC” in New York City, “Colors of Humanity Art Gallery,” "Light Space Time,” “Confluence Art Gallery,”  and “Green Door Art Gallery” in St. Louis, MO.  Kathy has also been published in Wildlife Photography World, a UK magazine.

Kathy is a “Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wild View” Top Contributor and has been featured several times.  She is also a Curator for “View Bug” and has had her photos displayed several times on their opening page and on their Wall of Fame.  Kathy has been invited many times to write for “View Bug’s Behind the Lens” series for their blog and social media.  She has been a finalist in numerous “View Bug” international contests and is in their top 10% of popular photographers.  Today she lives and works between the Bronx, NY and Catskill Mountains, NY.

Humpback Breach - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.
Gray Wolf - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.
Clash of the Titans - Digital photograph 16 x 20 i
Lion Licking - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

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Jon Bøe Paulsen

"I consider myself an artist belonging to the group of New Realists where the human being is looked upon in a new light and painted strongly figuratively. The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian chiaroscuro, is light in the darkness. Less light, less colour."

The Poison Game - Oil on canvas 100 x 140 cm

"Don't be too tough with your pencil when you draw. Not too much information when you catch the line. Do not underestimate your audience".

Norwegian painter, Jon Bøe Paulsen was born in 1958 and lives in Oslo. His resume includes the following notable awards and accolades: • 2018 8th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition. LightSpace & Time. 2nd and 4th place "Overall Category" • 2018 Top 100 Award "Artist of the Year" Circle Foundation Lyon, France • 2016 Finalist The Fall NOAPS International online Exhibit for the painting "Notorious" • 2016 First Prize Winner IGOA (International Gallery of the Arts) the competition "No Theme" for the painting "Notorious" • 2014 Artavita 10th Competition, 1st Place Award • 2013 BoldBrush Competition, Winner of the Class,"Romeo & Juliet"

His atmospheric paintings carry strong emotional realms from the artist’s brush to the viewer's imagination. The dramatic play between light and dark and the dominance of darkness create a mystical aura, lending a feeling of anticipation. Paulsen’s paintings are like scenes from crime novels with characters that display complex psychologies and the viewer is left with a lot of space to contemplate what came before and what is about to happen.

The Trespasser - Oil on canvas 73 x 86 cm
Portrait Of Two Souls - Oil on canvas 77 x 70 cm
Beneath The Facade - Oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm
Dead Ringer - Oil on canvas 46 x 42 cm

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Jingfeng Li

From Beijing, China, Li Jingfeng graduated from Shenyang Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and is a member of American Portrait Society, a contractor of the Sena Art Gallery in France, and a representative painter of modern Chinese painting.

Senna Castle - Pen on paper 74.33 x 51.16 cm

Jingfeng Li’s pen and ink paintings are mainly based on figurative realism and are rich in detailed expressions. He has won many awards in European and American realistic painting competitions. In Li’s work,  the pens are used to draw rich levels and textures. There are two kinds of realistic pen and ink paintings, one is pure black ink, and the other is colored ink. Both of them are drawn with a pen or a fountain pen and drawn in a lump sum, but they are also represented by signature pens, needle pens, and gel pens.

Senna Castle 3 - Fountain Pen and ink on sketching paper 52.4 x 52.4 cm
Contemplating - Pen and ink on sketching paper 76.4 x 52.3 cm
Swan Castle - Pen and ink on sketching paper 73 x 47 cm
Philippe de Bethune - Pen and ink on sketching paper 74 x 51.7 cm

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Kexin Di

“In my oil painting technique, I am inspired by Rembrandt’s works to catch the color of light. With the classical skill of cover to dye, painting can be powerful by layering oil colors decorously. Meanwhile, I often use color directly, like modern painters, combining them together."

Self Portrait - Oil on linen 50 x 60 cm

Full-time fine artist at Wuhan Art Institute Kexin Di is a member of China Artists Association; Fine Art Society of Zhejiang Province, China; ArtSpace; and Wuhan Artists Association. Kexin is the  Ambassador of Mondial Art Academia and a member of the American Artists Professional League, the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society and World Wide kitsch(Odd Nerdrum).

Kexin's resume includes exhibitions in association with the following institutions, First China's Art College Teachers' and Students' Oil Painting Exhibition held by China Artists Association, China's Ministry of Culture, the National Exhibition of Art Works: Commemorate of the 30th Anniversary of China's Reform and Opening held by China Artists Association at the the Guangdong Museum of Arts, National Art Museum of China and Sichuan Art Museum, recipient of the Earl of Cromier Scholarship Awards and exhibited in Sichuan Art Museum, the International Figurative Art competition in Barcelona, held by MEAM museum and ARC Gallery, a Best in Show Award at 39th annual international figurative art competition in Salmagundi, Club in 5thAve. NYC,  First Place in Figurative Oil at AMERICAN ART AWARDS and the Ridgewood Art Institute Award.

Nightmare - Oil on canvas 125 x 120 cm
Waiting for the Wind - Oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm
Love - Oil on canvas 97 x 120 cm
Yesterday's Old Dream - Oil on canvas 60 x 90 cm

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