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.
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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
Artwork By Teresa Bellini “Painting is a pure expression of freedom, instinct and harmony.” There is a perfect place for each of us, a place where we feel “at home”. Your mind relaxes, feelings run high, and you find a way to express them without limitations. For me, that place is painting. Emotions and memories find their voice through colours. When I paint on commission, I love to get inspired by creating a work that resonates with the person who will buy it and the environment that will host its colours and material. Born in Padua, Teresa studied Eastern languages at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice. Her passion for the East took her all the way to China, where she lived between the late 1980s and the early 1990s. Back in Italy, she worked in the translation industry for 20 years while raising her two children. Curious and passionate, Teresa loves music, reading, travelling and participates in urban agriculture projects. However, her desire and need to paint have always been there, like a constant note playing in the background. Since 2018 she has attended painting classes with Nicoletta Furlan from Artemisia in Padua. During the 2020 lockdown, she experienced an intense creative period that led her to consider painting as an essential part of her life. She recently organised her first solo exhibition, which will be held in Padua in May 2021. intantodipingo.it
Artwork By Nick Thorne Nicholas Tomich-Thorne is an abstract multimedia artist who lives and works in Chico CA. Nick was born on April 8th 02’ in Felton California, a small town in the hills just outside of Santa Cruz. He was raised in the redwoods by the beach until he was fourteen when his family moved to Chico. There Nick would quietly finish High School and at 18 he decided to try making acrylic paintings. Following no guidance besides his own, Nick taught himself to paint and within a year he had finished a series of large Canvas paintings characterized by vibrant scenes of colorful abstraction, and a sophisticated blend of spray paint, acrylic paint, and oil pastel. This initial set of Abstracts finished in early 2020 are all intense, colorful collages he once mentioned to me were best represented by the 4x5ft assemblage, Comic Book. Within which a fantasy-like assortment of colors smoothly contours the range of blues that command the painting. Since picking up painting in late 2019, Nick has not stopped working and has devoted himself to his art, creating hundreds of paintings, drawings, and more while working and traveling. He has shown at local galleries and art shows, sells his original work, prints, and commissions. In 2021 Nick now stands atop a large, colorful body of work that is not limited to any single medium of art. Nick's initial bold abstract style shows in his newer conceptual work Like El Camino, or his Pair of Boat paintings, with his old interest in thick impasto texture; though the Just Wings bird portraits and newer large paintings such as And Then She Lost Her Mind showcase newer interest in study of form and his ability to create atmosphere through color choice. Any piece from Nick’s collection of paintings clearly shows what he once described to me as his excitement for the viewers’ individual interpretation of his work, as well as his disinterest with art that seeks only to interpret the world as it can be seen. Nick’s colorful contortion of reality that persists throughout his growing body of work inspired by Matisse, Picasso, and other colorful modern artists like JACA has been consistent in its powerful quality, as well as its willingness to show that it will naturally evolve, change and improve. Nicholas Tomich-Thorne will continue to create & show art while offering commissions or work from his website to ship anywhere in the world. written by Parker Scott nickthorne.online
Artwork By Dimitris Valtas "Running on the pure white surface… all of a sudden a straight black line is galloping on my side… sometimes as fine as a silk thread, sometimes bold and dynamic like a loud avalanche. and then you suddenly turn left and right and then downwards like a passionate ice skater would carve the frozen surface of his heart's home. A journey of thoughts and emotions; that is what Dimitris Valtas's art graciously offers. Hand-in-hand with classical calligraphy, each line and curve are drawn based on personal experiences, impressions, emotions and own stories.” Dr. Nicole Dyap PhD, MA dimitrisvaltas.com
Artwork By Erik Rocca Erik was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and London, England. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in English Literature and Art History. Upon graduation, Erik moved to New York City to work for the Edwynn Houk Gallery, one of the leading photography galleries in the world. There he had the opportunity to work with artists: Annie Leibovitz, Robert Polidori, Sally Mann, and Elliott Erwitt. He was also exposed to vintage prints from 20th Century Masters in photography like Brassaî, Man Ray, and Lee Miller. Erik is a self-taught artist. His work primarily investigates traditional masculine stereotypes/imagery in an abstract way. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and works with individuals struggling with behavioral and substance abuse issues. Erik is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health. He is also very interested in the relationship between artistic production and psychotherapeutic work. Work Shirt | 2021 Painted H & M White Cotton T-Shirt | Size US M erikroccastudio.com
Artwork By Stephanie Massaux Stephanie Massaux Stephanie Massaux is a native New York City artist whose mixed media painting is based on elaborate, intuitive, and pictorial gestures. They incorporate a variety of textures, colors, and diverse layers, which alternate consecutive, conscious, deliberate, and unpredictable interventions. Her paintings develop intuitively, are visually organized, and appeal to the tactile dimension of perception. The material of her paintings is obtained primarily by the use and subtle mixture of highly pigmented oil paint and cold wax medium. This mixture allows her works to evolve through complex processes of superimposition, using additive and subtractive techniques throughout their creation. The stable substrate supports her expressive mark-making and the diverse stratification. Massaux’s poetic palettes, matte finishes, and textural surface treatments often borrow from the beauty of aged surfaces, weathering, and abrasions left visible by the scouring of time. Massaux studied fine art early on at the High School of Music an Art and continued her studies at Purchase College and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She earned her BFA in Restoration at F.I.T., New York. For nearly two decades, she professionally restored and conserved antique wooden objects with a focus on fine antique gilded-wood frames. She completed two major conservation projects for the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Stephanie Massaux draws inspiration from her conscious and unconscious mind, including half a century of visual memories and emotional experiences. The abstract space that emerges from her practice suggests reminiscences and deliberate quotations from American historical abstraction, which she revisits in the blurred, vacillating, and elusive light of our modernity. stephaniemassauxart.com
Artwork By Mctyere Parker MCTYERE PARKER American artist, b. 1982, Memphis, TN, USA McTyere’s work isn’t intentionally representational, while neither minimalistic in the “it means nothing” sense of the word. Often working in series format through the use of edges, grids, borders and contrasting colors, his oeuvre is a blend of minimalism and gestural abstract renderings - as the work released onto the substrate (which at present time is oil paint on rusted metal sheets mounted to wood) is the merger of his human experience and aesthetics. He says “everything impacts the work, what you ate that day, what artwork you’re seeing that makes you excited, how quickly you get out of your own way, emotions, the light, how you slept, the state of the world and your attitude about it, I suppose it’s about me, and you too - were you to paint the same picture tomorrow, it would of course be different depending on how you feel.” He cites seeing works by Jules Olitski and Sam Gilliam at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, as heavy influences, prompting him to begin painting late in life at the age of 38.
Artwork By Petra Schott I was born in Hannover/Germany in 1953, studied Fine Arts in Kassel/ Germany and started taking part in exhibiti- ons nationally and internationally in1993. Currently I am li- ving in Frankfurt/Germany. I am part of the national asso- ciation of professional artists (BBK) and of the national as- sociation of professional female artists (GEDOK). My work revolves around human visions, longings and emotions in past and presence in an abstract way. I search for freedom, liveliness and intensity in my paintings taking up human experiences like happiness or despair, longing or anger. I have an intense relation with colour: I love to dive deep into colour thus feeling its sensual effect and its emotional charge. My paintings open a space for associa- tions, memories and new experiences. This painting is called „Rhytms of Life II“, 105x75 cm on very thick handmade paper, medium: egg tempera, pigments and pencils. It works with rhythms and expressive gestures. Black as a strong earthly colour contrasts the grey/ white parts of the painting. We see traces of human interventions. petra-schott.de
Artwork By Morgan Stokes Exploring the concept of what he calls the ‘virtual gaze’, Morgan Stokes examines the painting as an object, opposed to an image. Despite their appearance Stokes’ works are a rumination on the virtual world, each a response to our escalating entrapment within our screens. Approaching works from a post-internet school of thought with a post-minimalist sensibility, Stokes’ works seek to explore the physicality of painting as well as the way we perceive image itself. Each piece is an enquiry into the medium of painting, exploring and exploiting the material properties of paint, canvas and timber. Yet at the same time they are explorations developed through the lens of the screen and as such are self-referential products of Adobe tools: cut & paste, the eyedropper to pick colours, the brush to create marks, the gradient function. Each painting is a formal study in colour and material, overlaid with marks which appear both accidental yet mechanical, intuitive yet intentional. They strive to be honest and abject yet covertly exist otherwise: marks made by a robot vacuum echo human marks, synthetic iridescent vinyl sits atop raw canvas, contrived organic colours live beside the real thing. Stepping back, the overall effect ranges from introspective and melancholic to sardonic. Ironically the JPGs, which will become the end product in the lifecycle of the works, will be the way the works will be largely viewed and remembered. Any nuance or corporeality will be abolished when shifted online, completing the full circle from digital conception to painterly work back to virtuality. Morgan Stokes is an emerging artist based in Sydney. In 2019 completed a four-month residency in Berlin followed by a year long practice in Germany. His works can be found in private collections across Australia and the world. Morgan holds a Master of Design from UNSW. morganstok.es
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