Lobykin

"A compelling aspect of art is its potential to transport us from the ordinary to the ecstatic, a heightened state of clarity and bliss." - Lew Carson

Neuron - Bronze 16 x 26 x 9 in. - $18,000

“While I’m a classically trained master stone carver, as an artist and sculptor I work in a variety of materials. I express my conceptually driven ideas in novel sculptural form, experimenting with texture, materials, color, or interactive elements.   

Observing the natural world and mystery of transformation inspires me. I’m fascinated by a harmony of contradictions between chaos and order, light and darkness, good and bad. I explore how they’re interconnected, how they can stay in balance, and how the meaning of thought or beauty can take shape in physical form.

I am a creator, an action-oriented man who is excited to make new things. For me, art is as natural and necessary as breathing or eating. It gives my life purpose. My artwork indulges my curiosity about the world and allows me to communicate and engage with others. Art is my contribution to society.

Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, I am now a resident of Silicon Valley. As an international man and product of globalization, I live and work in the shrinking space between traditions of the past and uncertainty of the emerging future.”

Flex Cube - Bronze 12 x 12 x 12 in. - $12,000
Talking Heads - Bronze 24 x 12 x 12 in. - $12,000
Pixel - Bronze 13 x 13 x 13 in. - $12,000
Sea Foam - Carrara marble 11ft 6 in. x 7ft x 3ft 6 in. - NFS

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IHARA

“My goal is to create a harmonious relationship between nature and artifact. By combining these two conflicting factors, we can remove nature (living organic matter) and non-natural boundaries.”

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Japanese sculptor, IHARA was born in 1943 and has been awarded at the Nika exhibit (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) every year between 1967-74. In 1976 he became an Honorary Member of Japan Flower Arrangement Foundation. In 1986 he built a sculpture at Misawa Gate Riverside Park in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture and in 1989 3 of his sculptures were built on the main street of Kagawa Bridge station in Hyogo ken. Ihara’s has been commissioned numerous public sculptures in Japan as well as in the USA where he has exhibited many times and received awards.

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GUNN 4 ART

"Surrounded by nature and by many horses, dogs, and cats, it is no surprise that animals have become the main theme in my work. My passion for nature and animals as a young girl has persisted throughout my life and developed naturally into a source of inspiration and direction for me as an artist."

Chorus Line - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 90 cm

Kathinka Gunn attended the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Hertogenbosch. Her body of work includes drawings and paintings as well as sculptural creations; from mantelpiece size sculptures to large iron, aluminum and bronze castings. She is perhaps best known for her animal art and the varied and unusual use of materials, such as iron, wire, lead, aluminum, fresh cut branches, polyester, rubber…  Form, posture, movement and the skin type of the animal that she wants to shape, determine the choice of materials. A good knowledge of anatomy and the general character of the animal to be portrayed is essential and is always the basis for any sculpture. Her work is powerful, ingenious and often spiked with humor. Her individual expressive style has been described as “absurd-realism.”

Creations by Kathinka Gunn have been awarded many times and can be found in museums and private collections in both Europe and the United States. The artist was born in the Netherlands and today lives in France.

A Day at the Races - Mixed media 135 x 300 x 120 cm €20.000
On Watch - Iron 80 x 35 x 35 cm / 98 x 30 x 30 cm €4.750
Monument for A Warrior - Iron, lead, leather, clay, polyester
Goat/Beach Marker 18 - Bronze 76 x 25 x 72 cm €14.000

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Cynthia Fleischmann

“My 'bodypaintography' has been an exploration of connecting humans visually into their environments, similar to how animals relate to their spaces using matching spots, stripes or colors. All models are naked to celebrate the body, and red hands are my signature, representing aspects of humanity.”

Burning Man; Ashes to Ashes; Dust to Dust NV, 2014 - Edition of 4 15 x 23 in. $1,400

Cynthia Fleischmann calls herself a 'bodypaintographer.' Her artform, 'bodypaintography', incorporates a person into their surroundings by her painting directly onto their body and photographing the resulting dialogue between the person(s) and place. Painted red palms are her signature, symbolizing humanity.

Cynthia is a Miami-based artist who grew up in Küsnacht, ZH, Switzerland and Dover, MA, USA. She earned her BA in Painting from the University of Miami in 2010 and continued with a full scholarship and Teacher's Assistant position to attain her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014 and has continued her career as an artist.

In October 2015, Cynthia was hit by a car while riding her motorcycle on the highway and lost her right leg above the knee. Recovery has been a process, but she is grateful to be alive and continues to do her 'bodypaintography' artwork wherever she goes (luckily she still has her hands).

Cynthia’s 'bodypaintography' photographs have been exhibited in Miami Florida at the Lowe Art Museum, The Coral Gables Museum, The Wynwood Building, GAB Studio, in Switzerland at ArtSpace (Luzern) and the Galerie Zur Stockeregg (Zurich), and at numerous art fairs including: PhotoBasel, ParisPhoto, RedDot Miami, Spectrum Miami, Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, MIA SeaFair, CaneFair, and See.Me, taking over Times Square (New York), and Art Concept with the Bold Beauty Project.

'Bodypaintography' has been featured in multiple articles including Deco Drive, Miami, ‘Meet them Mondays’ podcast, the Sonntagsblick (Switzerland, 26.6.2016), ArtBasel Miami 2015 edition of FineArt Magazine, NY, Women In The World in association with The New York Times, 2015, in The Y Life Miami, 2015, in Absolute UK, 2015, in the New York Summer edition of FineArt Magazine 2014, in Day & Night Guide 2014 Zurich & Luzern, Switzerland, Stories of U 2014 by the University of Miami, Huffington Post ArtBasel 2013 article, Best of College & High School Photography.

Bodypaintography: Rusted Container Sri Lanka, 2018 - Edition of 4 35 x 53 in. $2,400
Bodypaintography: Railroad CA, 2015 Edition of 4 23 x 35 in. $1,800
Bodypaintography: Oriental Rug MA, 2017 Edition of 4 15 x 23 in. $1,400
Bodypaintography: Window Sri Lanka, 2018 Edition of 4 23 x 35 in. $1,800

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Bea Last – Artist / Mentor

“Process led. Drawing/Painting in its broadest sense. Monochromatic, sculptural installations using materials associated with the practice of drawing. Graphite, emulsion, recycled paper. The work is connected by our human condition but divided by cultural, sociological historical and generational influence.”

Doric I&II, 2016 - Emulsion, graphite on canvas 70 x 70 cm

"Born abroad, to foreign parents, living and working in various places, at present based in Scotland. Not one particular place feels like home so, therefore, refer to myself as a global citizen.

My practice is process-led, the creative process to me is very much a journey, reflected in life. The monochromatic aspect of my work was process-led. Colour had become redundant and a distraction. I wanted to focus on the marks I was making.

Working large-scale was process-led. The works I create tended very much to have a presence about them and called out for a larger scale. Mark-making is very much the foundation of much of my work. I use it as a language. The broader the palette of marks made the more I can express myself. The marks evolve and develop, vital in moving my practice forward.

The use of paper is at present important to me. Both fragile, strong and reusable. I love combining fragility with the monumental. The use of light can be very elemental changing this fragility into solidity. Both can be crushed. Recycled. A kind of alchemy.

Conversation, placement location and relationship remain a constant.

Part of my practice includes mentoring. At present, I am mentoring a recent graduate from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen for a nine-month period and have been asked again to facilitate a portfolio preparation course, on behalf of Glasgow School of Art, for young students who may be thinking of applying to art school. The focus being experimental drawing and creative process. Commissions for the corporate sector continue, with paintings included in both private and corporate collections. Dokkae Project, Jeddah, The Corinthia Hotel (British Art Project) London W1, Microsoft, Reuters. I am also, at present working on an exhibition in Vienna, 2019.”

Bea Last holds a BA in Illustration from the University of Westminster (1981-1984) and is currently based in Scotland.

Doric I&II, 2016 - Emulsion, graphite on canvas 70 x 70 cm
Descent of Man and The Black Scrolls, 2017 - Recycled newspaper from 2017, graphite & emulsion
Lost Voices - Niches Project, 2018 - Graphite, emulsion, recycled baby shoes, Size variable
Descent of Man, 2017 - Graphite, emulsion on recycled news papers from 2017 - 1,9 x 22 m Variable dimensions on location

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Arthur Dworin

Dworin improvises with forms that resonate musically with his own spiritual explorations.  I hope that “the spirit in these works will act as a key to awaken what is already deep within the observer, anew with each viewing, bringing a greater awareness of our inner and outer universes.”

Dune - Mixed Media Bas Relief, 36 x 48 in. - $8,500

Born in Detroit, Michigan, 1943, Arthur Dworin studied at Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts (now: College for Creative Studies) Art Students League, Woodstock and has had fellowships with Arnold Blanch Fellow, Ossibow Is and has a resume which includes many solo shows. Visit his website to read his full biography.

Traversed Terrain - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Diptych, 48 x 64 in. - $9,500
Renewal - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Diptych 84 x 64 in. SOLD
Ascent - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Tripych 84 x 120 in. - $20,000
Ebb & Flow - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Diptych 48 x 64 in. - $9,500

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Elizabeth Frank

"My carving style is inspired by iconic images found in folk, tribal and primitive art. The themes I choose are personal yet universal. My love for the natural world and my concern for the environment translate into works about the complex relationship between humans and nature in this modern age."

Migration #3 - Carved fallen aspen, bronze, acrylic paint, metal leaf, wax, 18.5 x 18 x 8 in.

Arizona-based, American artist Elizabeth Frank feels a communion with trees. It began with a childhood spent exploring the outdoors. At age nine her family moved for several years to Olympia, Washington. There the rainforests near her home became her sanctuary. Now living in the Sonoran Desert she still visits the forests of Nothern Arizona or New Mexico at least once a year to gather aspen for her carvings. She thinks of each visit as a pilgrimage.

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University Frank spent several years working in the film industry. On her jobs buying for and decorating sets she enjoyed transforming spaces to create believable locations. The quest to find the perfect objects to help propel a narrative ignited her love of found things. Now she incorporates this same quest into her artwork.

A native of the desert southwest Frank spent most of her childhood just sixty miles from the US/Mexico border. Her father, a social worker, worked part-time in a border community. Her family often visited Mexico. As a young adult, she explored the country more thoroughly. Through those travels, she found great artistic inspiration. One such trip led to studies in language and sculpture in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Journeys near and far continue to inspire her.

Her artwork can be seen in galleries and fairs throughout the United States. It’s been featured in television, film, and books. Elizabeth Frank is honored to have her pieces included in collections around the US and abroad.

Cloud Woman- Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tin, amate bark paper, mica, acrylic, metal leaf, wax, 31 x 8 x 10 in.
Book of Spirits - Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tintype photographs, tin, mica, acrylic paint, wax, 48 x 12.75 x 6.5 in.
Wildflower Woman - Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, tin, acrylic paint, wax, 26x 9 x 5 in.
Migration - Carved fallen aspen, antique tin, found objects, mica, acrylic paint, wax, 84 x 16 x 16 in.

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Lynn Creighton

Reclaiming The Sacred Source by Lynn Creighton

“I create the female form from a sacred source of inspiration and commitment. This work has evolved from my deep inner conviction that female energy, fully aware of itself, will contribute essential wisdom to critical issues facing the planet.”

Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Gaia - Bronze 13 x 10 x 8 in.

“Since earning a Master's Degree, I have for forty years created and exhibited bronze figures expressing the idea that women must reclaim their right and ability to celebrate themselves and life. These figures have been seen across the United States, several times in France, in Luxemburg, in South Africa, and in Japan. I have completed a book on the subject:  Paradise Lost: The Mystery and Power of Women's Sexuality.

Currently, I am working on a series called "Love, What's it to Ya" about the positive and negative ways we approach love. My work is informed by a deep involvement in Native American transformational ceremonies which I have participated in and led for over 30 years. I have produced many events celebrating feminine energy and been interviewed for television.”

Lynn Creighton was born in Los Angeles, California and lives in Ventura. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from UCLA and Temple University, BA in Art from California State University Northridge and MA in Ceramic Sculpture from California State University Northridge.

Love, Wat's It to Ya: Deceit at the Core of the Shared Dream - Bronze 18 x 10 x 10 in.
Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Orchid - Bronze 13 x 6 x 6 in.
Reclaiming the Sarced Source: Morning Glory - Bronze 22 x 12 x 12 in.
Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Angelina - Bronze 15 x 15 x 15 in.

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Elisabetta Visentini Figurative Artist

“I am a creator of material dreams. Nature is my main inspiring muse.  I use polymer clay, I love it.”

"The beautiful material is the same for everyone. Creating beauty with a modest material is instead of a few.  The beautiful material, then, does not exist. The right material exists. " - Giò Pont

My Eggs - Polymer clay 6 cm each

Italian figurative artist, Elisabetta Visentini lives in Milan and holds a Bachelor's Degree  and a Specialiazed Degree in Product Design from Politecnico of Milano.

"I consider myself a creative hybrid, emerged from the needs of this particular period of our history, a forge of self-production and self-invention initiatives. In fact, I was born as a Product Designer, with a Master's Degree in Product Design at the Polytechnic of Milan, and then discovered an incredible passion for everything that is manual, lasting as a furnishing item or a jewel, but also ephemeral as an advertising scene.

I came into contact with the most diverse product categories, from dog furniture to lighting, from giant mock-ups to microscopic miniatures, from classic furniture to clothing label graphics.

I taught graphics ... and now I teach material modeling with different fine art products ... material innovation and experimentation are a constant part of my artistic life. In short, I could define myself as an artist, characters' designer, modeler of material dreams, designer outside the box ... genetically creative. I love making different types of projects, very often fantasy, going from sweet creatures like fairies or mermaids to terrible orcs. Animals, pieces of art or nice characters.  I like to change subject and type, I like challenges.

I'm looking for a realistic style, creating unique pieces, cured in the smallest detail.  Each piece is unique, in an OOAK, One of a Kind and born from my great passion. I'm married to Davide and I have two wonderful babies, Leonardo 5 years and Alessandro 3 years. They are a great, amazing and incredible inspiration for my work."

Man on the Moon - Polymer clay 25 cm
Porcino - Polymer clay 8 cm
Amanita - Polymer clay 10 cm
One Sad Egg - Polymer clay 9 cm

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Linda Lasson

"I work with embroidery on lining paper. My motifs are inspired by nature surrounding me."

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Upcoming exhibitions
2018 Borlänge Art association, Sweden
2018 Söderhamns Art association, Sweden
2018 Piteå Art Association, Sweden
2018 Lecture/workshop at Bilda, Luleå
2018 Sundsvall´s Art Museum "Boundless" (Gränslöst), Sweden
2018 Group exhibition, Gotland, Sweden
2018 Group exhibition, Gallery Hamnmagasinet, Sweden
2018 Krapperups Arthal, Sweden
2018 Konsthantverkarna Karlstad, Sweden
2019 Sintra, Gothenburg, Sweden
2019 Konsthantverkarna Örebro, Sweden
2020 Kalix Art Association, Sweden

Select solo exhibitions
2017 Gallery Amsterdam Whitney, New York, USA
2017 Virserums Arthal, Sweden
2017 Edsviks Arthal, Sweden
2017 Swedish Ambassy Washington DC "Black embroidery. Images from Nothern Sweden"
2017 Bodens Konstgille, Sweden
2017 Väsby Arthal, Sweden
2016 Klas Engman museum, Nordmaling Sweden
2016 European festival of the night, Korpilombolo, Sweden
2016 - 2017 Textile Archive, Sollefteå
2016 Härnösands Art association
2016 Kumla Arthal
2016 Vara Art association
2016 Kramfors Arthal
2015 Gallery Grodan, Härnösand
2015 Överby gård
2015 "Black thread" (Svart tråd) Rydals museum
2014 Tallbo Art association
2012 316 Kubik, Hudiksvall
2011 Härnösands Arthal
2007 Luleå Arthal
2007 Överby Gård
2007 Gallery 8, Sundsvall
2006 Textile archive, Sollefteå

Selected group exhibitions
2017 Sundsvall Art association Christmas Exhibition
2017 Gallery Art Nou Mil-lenni, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Group/travelling exhibition organized by Sundsvalls art Association.
Shown in Sundsvall, Matfors, Ånge, Kramfors, Härnösand and Örnsköldsvik
2017 "Among flowers and stitches" (Bland bommor och stygn) Viresrums Arthal, Sweden
2017 "Settimane Italiane" Gallery Q, Köping, Sweden
2016 "Oxygen- fragmented cities+identities", Bogota Colombia. Organized by It´s LIQUID Group
2016 La Galleria Pall Mall, London. Organized by Interartex
2016 Sundvall´s Art association, Sweden
2016 "Future landscapes", Ven


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