Aomi Kikuchi is an artist actively learning various knowledge and techniques of crafts. Through her quest, she try unique approaches to conventional ideas and methods to create innovative art. She is vigorously using scrap and waste as materials. Her sources of inspiration are from Japanese aesthetics and Buddha's philosophy.
Chan Suk On was born and lives in Hong Kong. She graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Photographic Design. She gained her Master of Arts in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. On is an editor, photographer, and artist. She is inspired by everyday life experiences. Her artistic journey is going from documentary photography to conceptual art.
I have always wanted to make paintings that are impossible to walk past, paintings that grab and hold your attention. The more you look at them, the more satisfying they become for the viewer. The more time you give to the painting, the more you get back. The viewer is a living, breathing being that moves about in space and I want the painting to be experienced like that.
I have never been interested in a normal way of thinking. A normal way of thinking has limits and structure.
I have always been interested in seeking an alternative. There is always more to life than being satisfied with what and how you are told to think. Behind the walls. Beyond the doors. Around the corners. Where imagination has no boundaries. Finding an escape through art.
His upcoming solo exhibition will be focusing on colors and simplified forms in either abstract or objective. "I especially feel like we need to recharge after long painful monotonous life we have been suffering through over 1 and a half years due to pandemic. I have been trying to relay the message of encouragement in vitality, ‘Recharge Life’ using bright and bold colors.
Oil painter Aliaksei Ovsyannikov is based in Minsk, where he explores self-identity. Bold, colour-rich brushstrokes show a depth of personal emotions and memories. Ovsyannikov notes: “I, like a transformer, pass the outside world through my internal perceptions and express the picture that I depict. It’s important to express yourself, your feelings and sensations, which belong only to you.”
"Even more than a work on the representation, my research is the expression of the feeling which emanates from the photographed subject ... In my images, the repetition does not have a "hypnotic" goal... The least variation on the subject must modify our perception of it... I have a high idea of Photography as a mode of expression. In a parallel with reality and the time which passes, I regard this one as a major art... It can create the illusion of reality like the impression of stopped time. For me, photography is a formidable instrument of dream and nostalgia.
I have spent my life creating safe spaces for patients to reveal themselves...In turn, painting has given me that safe space to reveal myself The body is my medium-I see/feel/know the body as something that gives me inspiration. As a physician and artist it is the language with which I am most comfortable. Studying Fine Arts at NYU during the late 1960's was a time fraught with political movements both from the anti war movement to civil rights to the women's movement and my training as both a painter and printmaker quickly combined using figurative expression to speak to the politics of the times. I then went on to complete my medical degree at New York Medical College and for forty years I cared for and nurtured others to achieve their body’s best. The concentration in my artwork shifted from political to personal, from individual to universal - the new conversation embraced the hard questions of loss, turbulence and suffering as well as triumphs and change.
Tess Williams progressively unravels the soundness of established concepts, treating pictorial tradition as a field of action where she can break down codes. Uprooting the cloth from its structural support, roaming the formless desert of vision to un-conceal the pure physicality of matter.
Brooke DiDonato is a photographic artist based in Austin, Texas. Her latest body of work, A House is Not a Home, is a series of self-portraits that call into question the boundaries of reality and the psychological mindset. She draws on early work positioning her and other people’s bodies in familiar domestic settings – straddling the line between the mundane and the absurd.
Mallory Page is a New Orleans-based artist specializing in large-scale abstract paintings. Her compositions employ multiple layers of monochromatic hues applied with various techniques over the course of many weeks. Through abstract studies of color, her work explores essential elements of painting, and how calculated manipulations of shape and color can effect shifts in visual understanding.
Combining video art and painting, exploring the boundaries of each via a cross-examination that invigorates both media in new and inventive ways. Constructed along parallel lines, his videos and paintings explore composition, mass, color and depth of images in unexpected ways....
Using galvanized wire, stone, and bronze, Asawa crafted nest-like works inspired by native Mexican basket-weaving techniques. “I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. It’s still transparent,” she said of her materials. “I realized that if I was going to make these forms, which interlock and interweave, it can only...
Neto's work has been described as "beyond abstract minimalism". His installations are large, soft, biomorphic sculptures that fill an exhibition space that viewers can touch, poke, and walk on or through. They are made of white, stretchy material—amorphous forms stuffed with Styrofoam pellets or, on occasion, aromatic spices.
Willy Verginer crafts hyperrealistic chiseled wood sculptures that are equally poignant and absurdist. Verginer’s precisely rendered sculptures variously depict children with their heads poking through cardboard boxes with branches growing from their feet, red-eyed cows whose hooves are stuck in tires, and bespectacled businessmen kneeling on top of donkeys. Deadpan juxtapositions of contemporary industry and bucolic animal life is a common motif in his work, as is a graphic delineation in color. Verginer’s works comment on contemporary pollution and environmental degradation and implicate their human subjects as passive observers or even active contributors to this destruction.
In his Norwegian studio, the international artist Askeland creates a complex interplay of shapes, colors, light, texture and structure that dances along the surface of his abstract expressionist images. Far from being simple studies of, or homage to, these elements, he expresses a wonderful complexity in his compositions (of gardens, abstract and geometric forms..), made intelligible by a united language of line and color. His works invite the eye into the depths with subtle transparency.