Evgeny Yakovlev

"In fact, the picture is the story. The viewer draws his conclusions from those gestures, facial expressions, the timbre of the voice that comes to him. The critic and the sympathizers come close to understand what the artist mumbles to himself. And then, there are already options.."

Switzerland In Two Hours - Oil on canvas 30 x 45 cm

Collective exhibitions:

- "Dialogue", Hamburg, Bürgerhaus Bornheide, Germany, 23-25 June 2017
- "City and Man", Moscow, Central House of Artists, 6-24 September 2017
- "Theater", Vladivostok, Primorsky branch of the Union of Artists, October 24 - November 12, 2017
- "Christmas", Vladivostok, gallery "Art-floor", December 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018
- "Artexpo Spring Rome 2018", Rome, Domus Romana Art Gallery, Italy, 7-19 April 2018
- "City and Man", Larnaca, Municipal Art Gallery of Larnaca, Cyprus, May 10-31, 2018
- "The Art of Today: Benefits and Sins", Moscow, Tushino Exhibition Hall, May 17 - June 3, 2018
- Vladivostok-158, Vladivostok, Primorsky Branch of the Union of Artists, June 22-July 15, 2018

Competitions/Exhibits:

- "Modern avant-garde: Vanguard Today", Moscow, Moscow House of Artists, March 27 - April 1, 2018, 1st and 2nd awards (Nomination: Conceptualism)
- "Russian Week of Arts", Moscow, International Art Design Center, April 23-29, 2018, 1st and 3rd place (Contemporary Art: Conceptualism)
- "Russian Art Award", Moscow, International Art Design Center, May 2-10, 2018, III (third) degree laureate (Nomination: Russian Prize in the field of avant-garde painting)
- "Art Week in Italy", Rome, 9-15 July 2018, 3rd place (Nomination: ARCHITECTURE: urban landscape and architectural lines)
- "Art Week in Cyprus", Nicosia, Cyprus, July 9-15, 2018, 2nd place (Nomination: Abstract Painting)

Personal Exhibitions:

- "The Beginning", St. Petersburg, Gallery "Artmuza", 2-31 October 2017
- "Step towards", Vladivostok, Vostochny Bank and "Arka" Gallery, December 22, 2017 - February 22, 2018

Publications

- Catalog "Ars Longa 2017", September 2017
- Exhibition catalog "Art of Today: Benefits and Sins", Moscow, Tushino Exhibition Hall, May 2018
- Catalog of the exhibition "Vladivostok-158", Vladivostok, Primorsky branch of the Union of artists, June 2018
- “Scene & Heard", 1/2018
- “Spotlight - Contemporary Art Magazine", 9/2018

Cocktail In Ronchamp - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm
House Of Blue Light - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Shade of Taste - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
he Advantage Of An Intersection - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

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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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Yuxuan Ding

"My work focuses on the cultural conflict between China and America by looking through people who are from these two cultural backgrounds and their response to the cyberbullying issue. I hope to create a dialogue as to how we can better understand each other and be more comfortable together."

Portrait 1 & 2 - Prints on acrylic sheets 36 x 24 in.

Born and raised in China, Yuxuan Ding completed a Bachelor's Degree of Art (2013) from Ohio State University and an MFA from Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts of Washington University in St. Louis (May 2018).

"During my time studying in the United States, I have experienced the differences between Chinese and American culture, which is also the primary focus of my work. I am interested in the exploration of the differences between those two cultures and hope to create a universal language for people to better understand each other.

Since the beginning of my studies at The Washington University of St. Louis, I have been trying to find ways to introduce aspects of Chinese culture to an American audience, while hoping to one day introduce parts of American culture to an audience in China. I initially found little to no success after trying various methods to promote such a “cultural exchange”, and after a semester of attempts, I realized that what I was doing was not in line with my original ideas and plans.

I started by first painting Chinese-style paintings using traditional techniques, in hopes that the audience could be introduced to an important part of Chinese culture; art. It was later that I found another outlet in which I could accomplish my goal, the expression of individuality in Chinese and American culture. During the spring of 2017, I started working on a project, which investigated Internet bullying, and how it affected its targets.

Even though my art pieces represent the different aspects of Chinese and American culture, my works appear to be critical of the differences and similarities found among them when presenting my works to the audience. In using materials often associated with Chinese art, I am willing to not only draw a comparison between the two cultures but to also create a universal culture that can assist people around the world to better understand each other and the role culture has in one.”

Portrait 2 - Prints on acrylic sheets 36 x 24 in.
Inside Out - Multimedia installation with single-Channel video with sound 96 x 60 in.
Portrait 1 - Prints on acrylic sheets 36 x 24 in.
I confront , I Ignore, I Forget - Hand-sewed fabric with silk threads 72 x 60 in.

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Malo-Design

"My thoughts are colorful and confused, sometimes crazy and confusing and rise to my works. There's never a plan or even a sketch. It just happens. Whether the work is done, decides my feeling. With the help of painting, I found another level of creativity, which perfectly balances out my life.”

Faryland - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 80 x 60 cm

"Painting stepped in my life when I was 20 years old. As an autodidact, I started with watercolors, but acrylic colors are now my favorite medium to work with.  Experimental and abstract works of art are developed, composed of diverse materials. I work with different structural pastes, sand, various types of paper, wood, wire, mirror and all things I can find. The search for new materials stimulates my experimentation.

The year 2013 changed something in my artworks. The work "Golden Satellite" was born. This is my own "hero" because it changed my whole working-style and the time I was devoting myself to paint. I spend a lot more time in the studio since then. And I love to create more colorful artworks.

In 2014 I started with my first exhibition. Each of my pieces provides a story for the viewer. The works are waiting to be discovered. I love to hear the stories and the narratives of the viewers. It's so interesting and inspiring for new artworks."

Malo-Design is a German artist born in 1981. Visit her website to see more of her unique, experimental work.

2 Things Red - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Golden Satellite - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 cm
2 Things Pink - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Little Monsters - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 50 x 70 cm

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Jani Jan J.

"Art is a powerful tool - I am convinced that the music of colors is moving people, that the language of forms makes people discuss with each other. Art is infinite in its diversity, working constantly with colors and forms, and thereby the inner dialogue, let me continually discover something new."

Ramse’s Dog, 2017 - Iron painting and mixed media on wood 59,5 x 42 x 4 cm

Jani Jan J. is an internationally renowned and award-winning artist. He presents his works internationally at biennials (Florence - Barcelona - Palermo - Izmir), fairs and private exhibitions. Since 2016, Jani is "Ambassador for Austria and Greece" of the Foundation Costanza. Jani Jan J. is a painter, a sculptor and a qualified art therapist in multimedia direction (ÖAGG Vienna) and the founder, curator, and director of the international, annual event "Art and Culture in Staatz."

A Long Time Ago, 2015 - Mixed media on canvas (triptych) 92 x 42 cm
Sun Mirror, Olive Tree Wood - Canvas - Paper - Mixed media 49,7 x 21,3 x 19 cm
A Long Time Ago, 2015 - Mixed media on canvas (triptych) 92 x 42 cm
Babyworld Embracement - Iron, Epoxy, paper 31,5 x 15 x 19,5 cm

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D W Whitfield

"A painting requires three components to bring it to life, the work itself, the artist, and the viewer. The relationship between the artist and the painting is of an intense private emotional journey."

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 cm

Born in England and living in France, D W Whitfield studied at Sunderland Sunderland College of Art, England. He recently exhibited at Agora Gallery New York and his work is represented at Studio 26 NY and Gallery 360 in Florence, Italy.

"A painting requires three components to bring it to life, the work itself, the artist, and the viewer. The relationship between the artist and the painting is of an intense private emotional journey. However once finished it awaits the judgment of the viewer, those who interpret the image for it to assume an identity.To give these works a title would surely restrict any interpretation."

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 cm

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 cm

Untitled Watercolor on paper 54 x 75 cm

Untitled Watercolor on paper 54 x 75 cm

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Nasia Houvarda

"It can be the sun setting or rising... a leaf of a tree against the wind...a child laughing or an adult shedding a tear.

I would say, life inspires me because it is so precious that I just want to hold on to moments forever."

Wisdom Tree - Mixed media on canvas 50 x 150 cm

Born in England, Nasia Houvarda was raised in Greece and today splits her time between Greece and Canada. In 2001 a car accident became a life-changing experience which made Nasia discover her artistic side.

  “A car accident left me with extreme burn injuries on my body, but at the same time extreme determination to survive. While struggling to find ways to use my injured hands again, and with my mother’s help and guidance, I challenged myself with embroidery, mosaic and painting. I have been painting ever since my injuries and although creating was hurting me physically, it was the only thing that soothed me mentally and helped me go through most of my dark moments when life was hard and the pain unbearable. I am a self-taught artist with a passion to bring life to blank canvases, using my emotions and love for nature.

Trees fascinate me for all the similarities they share with humans. On some of my paintings, you will find materials like real bark or pieces of wood to represent life, and metal pieces to represent strength. My humble burning desire is to share my passion for life; my love for the world and my optimism for the future.”

Bewildered - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Stand Sentinel - Mixed media on canvas 30.48 x 40.64 cm
The Guardians - Mixed media on canvas 30.48 x 60.96 cm
Coyful Contemplations - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm

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