Artwork By Theresa Gondorf Theresa Gondorf is a contemporary artist for abstract art, living in Hamburg and Bayreuth, Germany. She uses acrylic colours and mixed media on stretched canvases or wood canvases. The typical structure and thereby depth and light effects of the paintings are being achieved by her signature decoupage layers, applied mostly after the base layer and before the multiple acrylic colour layers. She uses varied everyday materials for the decoupage layer, from common paper napkins to natural pressed leaves or sand. The different layers of the painting thereby represent different phases and especially memories of life. Those parts that shine through from previous layers, have been conserved – by chance and randomly or intentionally with the usage of covering tape. Some memories get lost in the process, forgotten under new layers. Some bad memories get deliberately overpainted, making room for new colours that fit better to the present, which is the final painting. But each layer is necessary to build the final result – step by step. Theresa Gondorf is thereby on a journey to professionalize making art for Highly Sensitive People. Being a HSP herself, she is drawn to art that has just the right amount of stimulation: Allowing the spectator to let own emotions and imaginations evolve, but neither being overwhelmed by stimulus nor being bored – exactly in the perfect HSP spot. Main influences of her work are in the roots Gerhard Richter and Graffiti. Newer works get a slight twist by inspiration of the Tachism of Toyen and Pop Art (mainly Jeff Koons). Current subjects of her original paintings are the Schwarz|Weiß|Bunt (Black|White|Colourful) space and the L!cht (L!ght) space. The “Schwarz|Weiß|Bunt“ (“Black|White|Colourful”) series combines works of the artist, in a self-contained and cohesive collection. The background construction of the series are basic psychological considerations of a personality model and the artist`s take on that. It’s about self-development and self-realization and working on yourself towards a state of balanced contentment, which however, requires continuous work on yourself and dealing with your own personality. Only in the balance of black, white and colorful personality traits and the opportunity to act them out and to allow yourself to create spaces to integrate all three personality aspects in your life. The artist herself started her inner development with an over-represented hold of black attributes in her life. Black stands for strength perseverance, a fighting spirit and a big dose of survival mode. However, these combative aspects can be damaging if they take over the whole existence. Therefore, the first development step was to integrate more white parts into her life. White stands for calm relaxation, the coolness in the head and balance of the nervous system. Also, white means the absence of interference from loud colors and therefore stimuli. In a further development step, the aim was to bring colorful parts back to life. The colorful aspects and traits stand for childlike parts such as joy, exuberance, celebrating creativity and giving up control to a certain extent. The ultimate goal was and always will be to harmonize all three areas with each other. Neither area is more important than the other, neither area is preferred. All three areas must coexist. In the different combinations, the works show the different stages of development. If you look at the works in this series in terms of the three personality categories mentioned, you will recognize the prevailing focus characteristics in each case. Some works focus on the colorful subject, isolated with white and black parts, other works are more at home in the white area and only show slight traits of colorful and black. Sometimes two features have been combined sometimes three characteristics have already been combined. “Schwarz”, 50cm x 40cm, acrylic colours and mixed media on canvas – 2018 From the far, “Schwarz” is just black and in order to not be so alone, it got its antagonist white. BUT – as always, come closer and have a look beneath the obvious. There is gold (!), red, green! And also, the black is not just black. Move your head, look at the picture from different ankles and see the very top matt black layer. Oh, what you would have missed, if you did not come closer… Schwarz are the parts of your personality that represent strength, assertiveness and the will to succeed. Sometimes to an extend that is not healthy – good that there is White and BUNT to join in and balance. theresagondorf.com
Artwork By Emilie Dewaele Trained as a lawyer since 2009, Emilie has become a French artist. Her dress and the legal world taught her to watch confrontations play out. These confrontations can lead to balance, harmony and sometimes hope. His works speak of duality, of winding paths where the solution simply remains present. White is revealed through black as strength is revealed through weakness.
Artwork By Adrian Cornejo Adrian Cornejo, born in Cumpas, Sonora, Mexico, lives and works in Tucson, AZ. They earned both their BFA and MFA from the Southwest University of Visual Art in Tucson. Adrian’s artwork revolves around causality in relationships and regularly incorporates themes of racism, queerness, and Othering and manifests in myriad of mediums from drawing to photography and installation. Suminagashi, as a process, involves understanding that there will always exist a loss of control. By nature, suminagashi produces images that are acted on by a number of ever shifting variables, and as such, those images are difficult to influence in a direct and concrete way. The resulting print then is less of a constructed image and more like a photograph, a snapshot of a small bit of chaos. Personally, this work for me is an ongoing experience in learning to have a relationship with something that I can guide but not fully control.
Artwork By Hiroyuki Abe His artwork is created by binding many single lines together. The artist does not make a plan at the beginning. Neither does the artist draw a plan at the beginning. In the beginning, the artist draws lines drawn randomly, unconsciously and aimlessly. The artist finds the initial pattern or form that emerges from it. The artist then creates a piece of artwork from it. The production process is like an excavating. Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails. The artist himself has no idea what kind of work will emerge. Because of this process, a work is created that is made up of two elements, one generated by the environment and the other by the artist’s intentional acts. Therefore, a work that contains both abstraction and figuration is created.
Artwork By Skurdone On a journey once begun with graffiti, Skurdone collects fragments, samples and results of aesthetic experiences. In his early work he abstracted style-writing and letters to large-scale monochrome surfaces which were painted across walls or even covered entire spaces. These monumental paintings and their physical aspect shifted his interest into making objects, installations and sculptures in the following years. Whilst his paintings were usually made with an industrial varnish his objects are made of everyday materials. Either are simultaneously rearranged with the utmost sensitivity as well as relentless creative transformation processes. The color black has always played a significant role in Skurdones´ oeuvre. It unifies different bodies of work, intensifies their formal qualities but also preserves the state of an object. The exact location of the individual works as well as their process of creation remain deliberately enigmatic. Extracted in the process of making, these timeless fragments are in constant interaction with what has already been discovered and become a metaphor for the complexity and diversity of reality.
Artwork By Lancelot Blondeel "Before being an artistic approach, my thinking is similar to a metaphysics. The source of my reasoning can be summarized by the following leitmotiv: "What is reality? This question animates me and is systematically found in my creations and research. The tool that I use and which constitutes an ally for a number of years is philosophy. I use this tool like a prism: to characterize and understand the world around us. Philosophy a sharp tool that helps me build my own reading grid. This imperative of exploring reality holds a central place in my personal “world-view”; unfortunately, the identification of this questioning in my fellow men seems to be reduced to a confined place. My approach would thus consist in awakening this questioning present in each one of us and in shedding the necessary light to it. Answering this question and trying to address it seems to grow the humanity present in each of us. By remembering this maxim of questioning reality, I propose to separate my approach into three large complementary groups: aesthetics, science and philosophy. My wish is to make these three notions participate as much as possible inside an artwork, these three great fields of study nourishing each other. After these theoretical considerations and to illustrate my point, I would like to take the example of my first series of paintings: the "Bosons" series. Bosons are elementary particles whose existence was theoretically put on paper in 1964. The physicists Peter Higgs, François Englert and Robert Brout built a theory on the existence of a particle that had never been observed yet. Exceptionally, fifty years later, in 2012, following great dedication and investment, the Higgs Boson was formally observed at CERN. CERN is a European research organization dedicated to the understanding of the infinitely small and the infinitely large. With the help of the most powerful particle accelerator ever conceived and built by man (the Large Hadron Collider, LHC), the theory postulating the existence of the Higgs boson could be validated! Thus, during the making of this painting series, I tried to give an aesthetic illustration to this major scientific discovery. Representing abstract concepts such as particle physics is an arduous yet necessary task given that we are looking at objects or ideas that we cannot see directly." Amusing coincidence, Lancelot Blondeel is a perfect homonym (first & last name) of a Flemish painter from the 16th century who also was an engineer and a painter. Website: https://lancelot.blondeel.gallery/ Saatchi: https://www.saatchiart.com/lancelotblondee
Artwork By Alena Olasyuk Alena Olasyuk is a Ukrainian artist who lived in Beijing for 12 years and is now based in Vienna. She started her career in China after studying at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and earned her degrees in arts and media. The underlying Buddhist ideas are expressed via her artistic language which is characterized by those fine and repetitive lines that convey a meditative feeling to the viewer. Attracted by the subtle texture of Chinese ink, she painstakingly creates these accurate and logical patterns exploration of the potential between dualities reflects a universal empathy: complexity versus simplicity; abstraction versus representation; tranquility versus disturbance. The sense of “in-between” underpins her artistic journey and pushes her to find balance in the world. As she once said, “I had an intention to bring the feeling as if the viewer gazes into the distance, watching the sea or the mountains,” her works allow us to search for the infinite possibilities in the ephemeral moment. olasyuk.com
Artwork By Ben Girolamo Ben Girolamo is a contemporary artist living and working in New York. With a variety of different interests and work experiences, Girolamo’s practice is a reflection of indecision and overstimulation. Girolamo finds clarity by limiting his materials before approaching a canvas, and then maximizing the emotion depicted within those boundaries. In using old brushes, house paints, and concrete canvases, Girolamo’s practice is a commentary on the materials traditionally used to create a composition. While his process is usually a battle with the canvas, Girolamo contradicts this idea in his recent series of text paintings. Through the use of crude gestural text, Girolamo questions the idea of spending too much time and money on one piece of art. Pushing against the concept of receiving a formal art education, Girolamo takes his cynicism to the canvas in the form of bleak poetry and impatient abstractions. bengirolamo.com
Artwork By Sara Wibberley Sara is an abstract artist based in Bedfordshire, UK. At school Sara studied art at both GCSE and A Level standards. During the recent Covid lockdowns she was able to find time to pick up a paintbrush and begin creating again. Sara draws inspiration for her artwork from the many walks taken in the beautiful countryside surrounding her home. The earthy neutral tones used in the backgrounds symbolizing the landscapes and the use of geometric shapes to create depth and movement; a path for the eye to travel on. The use of geometric shapes has different symbolic meaning for Sara. Squares and rectangles in her work symbolize stability, solidity and independence. Circles and ovals represent infinity and harmony, positivity and fertility; mirroring nature in the shape of the earth, sun, moon and eggs. Sara’s artwork comprises of mixed media such as acrylics, inks, oil pastels and pencils mostly on wooden panels. You can contact Sara via email – email@example.com
Artwork By Rose Cameron I was born in the Philippines and enjoyed an idyllic childhood full of the rich textures and vibrant culture of that country, but due to political conflict and upheaval was forced to leave with little more than a small carry on bag. Arriving in the United States at age 12, I tried to forget the life I left behind to assimilate and discourage discrimination and build a new one. I studied art, worked in advertising and fashion, brought up 2 kids and started my own company, but my mind continuously returns to the world I left a long time ago. The new and involving collection titled ‘Interwoven States’ is an exploration and celebration of those memories. I combine my love of abstract art with my memories of the rituals, colors, creativity, people and language of my country and with the tradition of basket weaving (which I learned in the Philippines). I reveal these memories and emotions and also cover them up with intricate overlay. I called the work 'Interwoven States' because of my personal journey and the tension between revealing and disguising. rcameron.art
Artwork By Sonja Crone Sonja Crone *1982 in Speyer am Rhein (Germany) lives in Basel (Switzerland). She is a poet and artist and also works as an editor. Her texts as well as paintings have so far been published in various anthologies, on online platforms and in literary and art magazines. Sonja Crone is a member of the public network NoA (Network of Arts). She is currently attending further artistic training at the Assenza Painting School. (Basel) Sonja Crone showed great enthusiasm for artistic expression early on. She paints in various styles, abstract painting being her supreme discipline. She is currently working on the minmialistic series of works "a haiku dream". The lines are intended to express the unspoken and floating nature of a haiku. The pictures are all 70 x 100 cm and made with ink on paper. www.sonjacrone.art
Artwork By Ewa Frydlewicz Ewa Frydlewicz is visual artist based in Fuerteventura Spain.
Artwork By Vanessa Navarrete Vanessa Navarrete is an American painter currently living and working in Chicago. "My favorite thing to do is take really long walks through the city, drinking in all the idiosyncratic details of my surroundings and later seeing how it all comes out in my work. I love studying urban layers and like to contemplate how humans affect their surroundings in both constructive and destructive ways. In the studio, I let it flow, experimenting with materials and relishing the plasticity of it all, like a kid in a sandbox."
Artwork By Ayan Aziz I live in my own inner world, from where solar prominences splash imagination onto canvases and I am not bound by any conventional forms of artistry. In my works, I showcase a host of expressions, emotions and mood swings that are captivated by a feminine nature, and a rhythmic undertone. My creativity lies in the mirror of one’s soul. I use the colours of my works to assign rhythm and deep meaning in an abstract ornament, as well as saturated patterns that can be found hidden in still life or landscape. The language of art is an unparalleled force of my expression, the freedom of visual expression where even the most paradoxical ideas can touch and be united is the underlying concept that I create art by. I primarily work with oil on canvas however I have experimented with mixed media and various other techniques.
Artwork By Ulla Hasen I was born in the 1960ies in Austria and live in Vienna. My artworks are a result of the moment, when on the end of the day the believe in the controllability of processes perishes and fatigue takes over; when the body with its experience of the world remains, with its engravings of the attempts to understand what´s going on. The underlying theme of my predominantly abstract paintings is resonance as a mode of being, thus not pursuing an identified theme, although themes e.g. like abstract landscapes or faces emerge in my works. Grown up in a world of craftsmanship, being educated as a technician with an ecological focus, I experience the limits of intended action in my daily work when trying to implement sustainability. The very different experience underlying my artworks is the one of playing like explicated by Friedrich Schiller in his inquiry on the aesthetic education.
Artwork By Constance Peterson I am delighted and fascinated by art and art media. Colors, colors, colors, and tools that make marks or textures; and all the smooth and toothy papers, acetates, vellums, canvas, that you can paint or draw on. Endless. I enjoy the fluidity of paint in particular. The way paint conveys energy in the artists hand: quiet, or wild, or bold. I love to experiment with that energy. I am thrilled when others connect. My art is made because I can’t stop myself from making it. Because it is the only way to express something I might find inexpressible any other way. Play Play Play! Joy Joy Joy.
Artwork By Clare Millen To begin a painting is to embark upon a journey into the unknown, the final destination is perceived but rarely in focus before I start. Memory, experience and intuition guide me along a solitary creative path, strewn with twists and turns, to arrive at a place often unexpected, yet always inherently familiar. Inspired by a trilogy of the elements – land, sky and sea – my paintings are abstract visions and amalgamations of memories, moods and feelings. They are nowhere yet everywhere. Places that resonate within us all. claremillenart.com
Artwork By Matthias Thurow is a german composer and visual artist for many, many years : „….for me personally, painting is very similar to composing music . Tones are not only related to colors, but also writing and painting, to indulge oneself in a project, and spark a process of creativity … Concentration on the essentials is both in music and in painting of great importance“ matthiasthurow.de
Artwork By Ela Stasiuk Ela Stasiuk's works alternate between the abstract and the figurative, between painting and photography. A world of fantasy, mystery and poetry is revealed to us, where the intangible comes to life in undefined and unreal settings.
Artwork By Virgile Lépinay-Cesano Virgile Lépinay-Cesano is a young French artist born in Paris in 2003. He is currently studying in Dublin, NCAD, and aims through his art, whether in painting, collage or writing, to go straight to the essential. The first 5 seconds of observation are the most important for him, he seeks that his works «spit fire», his objective is to produce an art «that shines without words».
Artwork By Eveline Stauffer Eveline Stauffer lives and works as a visual artist in Switzerland. From the beginning, her greatest interest has been the development of her own abstract language of forms in painting, which she has presented over the years in various series. Eveline Stauffer’s art is a world of forms and signs in which she always develops new shapes. Over the last 20 years she has created a remarkable body of work from various abstract forms. Artist statement: I am very experimental in the development of forms or the combination of colors. My language of forms is a clear language, sometimes even very structured. To develop a clear form that appears unlimited free. A great and beautiful challenge. evelinestauffer.ch
Artwork By Agnieszka Kuntzmann Structure & Disorder The persistent thread in Agnieszka's transformative art practice canters around the polarity of what to privilege: forethought or spontaneity - structure or disorder - mind or intuition. She brings into being, destroys, rebuilds and so it continuous. She operates in the split between preconceived ideas and strong internal drive for going along with what happens freely on canvas in here and now. Kuntzmann’s studio is located in the remote valley near Basel (Switzerland) agnieszka-kuntzmann.com
Artwork By Joe Ridley uk based abstract artist Raw, intense and passionate. The intentions of my work is always to shock and entice the viewer. Throughout the last two years these goals have became a lot more prominent in my work where I have the viewer question the meaning and use their own emotions to develop an understanding of my artwork. Although the viewer plays a large part in the meaning of my artwork I feel I have gained more confidence in expressing my own feelings and ideas in my work. In previous artworks I have relied on realism and likeness to illustrate my feelings whereas now I feel I have developed a stronger language In art, where I can use marks and colours to show my emotions. In past works I have used sculpture and structure in places I felt needed it, site specific. Art with a purpose to the everyday person, a subject I was and still am very passionate about. I care about how other people perceive and use my art, whether it is used as a safety aid like my mirror box in a run down subway or as a tool to explore their emotions and inner feelings like my current abstract paintings, I am always trying to effect the viewer with my art.
Artwork By Lena Kaia LENA KAIA is a Moscow-born, Toronto-based contemporary artist creating in abstract expressionism style. Lena’s work examines the duality of chaos and harmony, randomness and synchronicity. Embracing experimentation and chance, she uses a minimalist color palette to focus on the form of marks and their dynamics or stillness. She enjoys adding iridescent materials which bring mesmerizing play in the reflection of light. Lena's paintings are not intended to convey a specific idea, but rather represent her continuous attempt at tuning in with her vitality.
JOEJENE C. SANTOS
Artwork By Joejene C. Santos ''My creative process is very intuitive, consciously engaging and enjoying the moment of creation. When I work, I love the idea that I do not worry what it is about, where it is going, or how is it gonna be put together. I just wanna be in my present and feel alive. And yet, I know that within me, there is already an image, I just have to bring it out by feeling it.'' joejeneartstudio.com
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