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Lee, Won

Canada / Mexico

Sculpture

Won H. Lee, a Toronto-based sculptor was born in Korea and trained in fine arts in the United States. Currently serving as a Professional Circle Member of International Sculpture Center (USA) in addition to being an Advisor of Zwolle International Sculpture Space, his life-sized collections can be seen across the world.

       
       

Le Tourneau, Lynn

USA

Painting

Lynn Le Tourneau is a contemporary painter, printmaker and figurative sculptor. In two-dimensional work her style is abstract, energetic and colorful diving into the essence of life. She describes her process: “Every canvas I paint creates a window for self-discovery. Working abstractly allows the power of the unconscious to emerge and I rely on my intuition, body, and instincts to guide me. In this soul/process of discovery cellular memories, natural landscapes, and archetypal images emerge”.
       
       

Lindhout, Ton

Germany

Painting

Ton Lindhout was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. Nowadays he lives in Germany in the rural region of Emsland where he gets his inspiration during long walks with his Labrador Gino. All the different colours of the changing seasons, the endless horizon and, above that, towering clouds in the big sky... Maybe there is a landscape painter hidden in every Dutchman. You can tell he is a nature lover and wants to share this with like-minded artists.
       
       

Lofgren, Gunilla

Sweden

Painting

Born in the northwest Sweden, part of my family has Sami ancestors. Today I live in an old and nice house, not far from my birthplace where the mountains are like soft waves in the sky. Over the years I have worked in different materials, now  mostly in Salix, textiles, sculpture, metal leaf and art creations in glowing red and reversed alchemical processes, and a wish to be part of  an energized movement/rhythm. I discovered Vedic Art some years ago, and I consciously use the principes of Vedic Art in my work. From structure, order to cosmos out into creative chaos, between immobility and movement, lightness and weight. To feel the challenge in the visualization, the watching and a wish to see behind, beyond the artistic expression. Dare to see, dare to break the patterns. What does the viewer see? Who is the viewer? Who sees whom? Maybe it becomes a dialogue between you and you? A movement without end! 
     
       

Maenz, Karl

Switzerland

Painting, Photography

My purpose is to create honest, contemporary works of art that are beautiful to live with. In the beginning, there is almost always a thought, a feeling or an image. Instead of copying it on canvas, when lucky, I can switch into a dreamlike state, removed from reality, and my approach becomes free and gestural. Sometimes the result is a work of depth and beauty, and I may feel reminded of my initial thoughts. There isn't a literal image of these thoughts, but our imagination is stimulated beyond the obvious. And with luck, you experience the tension between the irreconcilable poles of literalness and illusion.

     
       

Maesen, Harrie

The Netherlands

Painting, Photography

His most recent artwork finds it origin in the former industrial district Soho - New York. Fascinated by the architecture and the abstract lines of the cast-iron facades and the typical steel fire escapes Harrie Maesen photographed the ‘Stairs’ and subsequently used his creative spirit. By changing colors, making cutouts and manipulating images an original, autonomous image emerged: a whole new world with its own specific sphere.

SADLY, HARRIE MAESEN DIED IN JUNE 2014. WE SHALL REMEMBER HARRIE AS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND TALENTED ARTIST.

       
       

Marin Golay, Anne-Marie

Switzerland

Painting

A French-Swiss artist, born into an art-loving family, her Mediterranean roots certainly have Influenced her passion for colour as colour. Working If it were a material, all which she applies in thick acrylic layers, the point is starting her figurative goal gradually seconded from reality and it turns into an abstract composition. The pictorial dimension of the canvas, the texture is dense and sensual. That, in bright colors, is sustained by the artist's brush strokes still very evident on the canvas.

The paintings of Anne-Marie Marin are definitely not figurative but highly suggestive. A strong painting, full of mystery and emotion characterizes her pictorial world, translated into layered colours with energy while maintaining an undeniable formal balance.

       
       

Mascarell, Rosa

Spain

Painting

I was painting before I learned to walk and talk. Being a child I wanted to become an artist, but growing up I realized about the ambiguity of the word "artist". I committed to the investigation of this word before any decision. I studied philosophy, esthetics and art theory at University level, discovering the big discussion going on since once upon a time. So I put myself back to work with dirty hands: I decided to become just a painter.
       
       

Máslova, Jenia

Russia

Painting

Jenia Máslova is a Russian artist based in Spain. She had been worked in many fields since graduating from the Moscow Textile University: design, fashion, illustration, art directing, and painting always was something very important to her and she never stopped doing it. Now it’s been more than 10 years that she has been exhibiting her art nationally and internationally. Her style can be defined as expressive, colourfull, feminine, spiritual, and rich of positive vibes.

       
       

Mc Cann, Fran

Ireland

Painting

Fran Mc Cann, born in Belfast and now lives in south Galway Ireland, all his life he has been driven by art, a lot of his Inspiration comes from music, which he heard growing up in his own home and which can be heard just about everywhere in Ireland, also as a child he would hear old Irish mythology stories and in time to come he would knit the music and the old stories together and it is this that one sees in Fran's artwork today.
       
       

Melniczuk, Marta

Germany

Painting

The key to Marta Melniczuk´s art lies in catching the transparency of psychic experiences both stagnation and drive, like a rainbow produced by the sun after the pouring rain is over. (Zoreslawa Kowal: Musische Dimensionen, in NIKE, New Art in Europe, No 64, p.10).

       
     

Mirek, Robert

USA

Multi-media

The current imagery I explained as simultaneous. The visual language that I'm speaking is a form of self dialogue that results in objects, systems and scenarios that are at the edge of abstraction. Understanding them is less important than sensing their intrinsic nature. Developing the imagery is a non-linear, intimate logic. I try to keep as many doors open as possible. The conceptual connections, which eventually become visual signals, are drawn in collaborative moments. The objects have origins in human, geologic, mythic and or universal themes.
       
       

Misselbrook, Maria

Switzerland

Painting

As an artist, I admit being decidedly exacting. Without doubt, I draw inspiration from my Italian and German roots, which help combine southern creativity with northern rigor. I love to explore new challenges and avenues. Whilst continuing with new approaches in acrylic and mixed media, I have more recently added Indian Ink. My favorite colors, gold, red and black are often displayed in large square formats, which allow me to play with space and light, resulting in the architectural and graphic character of my art.
       
     

Montano, Ignacio

USA

Painting

My Work is the conclusion, perception, belief, fill and thought of a forthcoming fantastic and   evolving physical and physio-psychological world; spin-off  of  our present scientific and rapidly evolving technological  advances. My paintings and sculptures thrive on the unimaginable  possibilities that our historiy presents with its infinite complex and unending realities  giving to the subconscious and intuitive world of our universe, and for us to interpret and express it .                                                        

     
     

Morant, Keith

New Zealand

Painting

I was born in England 1944 and have been obsessed with art all my life. I worked and exhibited in London and Southern England until moving to New Zealand in 1973, where I got married to my wife Trish. From 1986 I travelled and exhibited in London, New York, and Tokyo. My wife and I moved to New York in 1989 where I worked for a year and exhibited in Manhattan and London. I am now resettled in New Zealand as a full-time painter. My art is always a journey of discovery into the essence of being. It is an effort to externalise the truth of my own existence on as many levels as possible and communicate a greater awareness of the quality of life. It is an attempt to generate enquiry into the greater spheres of understanding which lie beyond conventionalised intellection.
     
     

Moon, Hye Ja

Korea

Painting

I was born in 1945. I try to capture the impression of the moment when a thunder roars in the sky. My brush stars dancing in an almost absolute state of unconsciousness. It could sometimes be a gesture of hunger for or resistance against reality, and of the expression of indescribable romanticism at other times. A fresh shock from a contemporary big-band jazz music or a contemporary music played an orchestra creates a certain energy inside me. Graduated from Fine Art College,  Hongik University, studied Painting at Massachusetts Art College. I have shown 19 times at solo exhibitions, and participated around 250 times at group and invited exhibitions, both national and international.
       
       

Moore, Joy

Italy

Painting

Joy Moore studied art in Bristol and Birmingham graduating from Birmingham Art College in 1978. She later moved to London where she lived for 25 years running a dual career as a painter and as a manager of environmental projects. During this time she became an established artist exhibiting in galleries and international art fairs in England and mainland Europe. In 2006 she made a major change in her life by moving to Piemonte in northern Italy. The artist says about herself: “I am primarily a landscape painter having always been drawn to dramatic landscape. My work is about my response to the form, colour, space and light in the landscape. My aim is to paint the power and existence of the landscape, not the view of it.”
       
       

Nader Selwan, Zeina

Lebanon

Painting

I am in love with nature’s beauty and wonders, and I often feel as if I am in a perpetual search for colors. All of this, as well as my interest in all other forms of art and my years of traveling to the great cities of the world and spending time in their museums and galleries, feeds into my art. I look at the world with a passionate point of view. My eyes see details that might not be important for others but that mean a lot to me. I translate them my own way, on my canvases. It’s all in my senses. I imagine forms and colours to everything I listen to, smell or touch.
In a world of black and white, I choose colours!

       
       

Neuenschwander, Marcel

Switzerland

Painting


It is vital to my understanding of art that I can express my own style freely with the technique fitting to the mood and inherent statement of the piece I am working on. I strongly believe that one's own style - one s' own artistic language, so to speak - gives form to the personal expression of the current artistic venture which is ultimately a snapshot of feeling, emotion, viewpoint or whatever else might move the artist to create a piece in that one particular moment.

       
       

Okano, Umeko

Japan

Painting

I was born in Japan. I love traveling as it gives unlimited inspirations for painting. Meanwhile, painting itself means another journey to me, not only in term of its work process, but a reflection of all my inner steps through life, and life itself. After numerous years of work, now I’ve just come across the still severe but boundless scenery ahead, but still feeling my existence and something appearing from there.
       
       

Oldenburg, Gunilla

Sweden

Painting, Installation

Nature and music give me power to create. Music from the waves of the sea or a blackbird´s song make my heart beat happy, as well as a piece of music composed by a human being. My paintings are poetic compositions of rhythm, forms and colours. Sometimes I put a true piece of nature in my works, such as dried sea-algae from the West Coast of Sweden, sand from Sahara or an amethyst from Brasil. I have studied abstract painting four years in Salzburg at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and my works have been exhibited all over the world.

       
       

Oliveira Masferrer, Val

Portugal, Brazil, UK

Photography

Val Masferrer Oliveira is a Brazilian born photographer living in London. Her motto has always been "anything in life can be an inspiration" and from this she started to shoot, searching for a very personal approach. Her work goes from reality to imagination, which is how she sees the world. She always questions whether what we perceive is truly the reality or something revealed according to our life experience or our senses. She has been working on different projects since 2003 and each one of them reflects a certain period of her life.

       
       

Oudshorn, Lisbeth, "Lbetho"

The Netherlands

Painting

As an artist, Lbetho lives her life with the same intensity and passion with which she paints, so much so that art and life become absolutely inseparable for her. Not restricted by rules, styles or techniques, she lets herself be carried away by artistic inspiration and lapses into imagination using the brush to explore pictorial surfaces and spaces connected to emotions, memory and music. As she plays with creating bright and refined compositions, led by a mysterious rhythmical force, she invents forms and colours that are masterly balanced with movement, rhythm, wide brushstrokes and thick layers of matter, thus creating effects of great joy and brightness.
       
       

Pages-Oliver, Graeme

Australia

Painting

After a career as an art educator I am now working on my second, as full time artist from our home in Darlington, Perth Western Australia. This is the career I neglected while raising a family and trying to educate teenagers for 42 years. I create limited edition silk screen prints of my drawings. I enjoy the process because it combines my interest in maintaining traditional hand skills with today’s computer technology. The West Australian landscape is always my inspiration.

       
       

Pako, Szczepan

Poland

Painting

Painting engages the eye, but strangely and disturbingly should reach out to the imagination. I love the harmonious disharmony dressed in energy of colors and forms, which wants to affect varied, warm, good energy.
       
       

Palleria, Sara

Italy

Painting

Sara Palleria was born in Rome where she currently lives and works. Graduated in Sciences of Education is parallel working at the artistic research in education, with particular reference to the world of colors related to the psychology of emotions. Nationally, she collaborates in the field of visual arts, with several institutions. She also takes courses and workshops of color image education for children and adults.
       
       

Pedersen, Vike

Denmark

Painting, Photography

Vike Pedersen is an experienced artist who has obtained noteworthy and unique pictorial results in painting, serigraphy and photography. As variegated jigsaw puzzles investigating the present, the works of this Danish painter are sophisticated compositions of different elements depicting social moments and urban or natural views. The several techniques mastered by Pedersen, but also the subjects, people and places he selects, make his works the intriguing and modern mirrors of a fragmentary and composite contemporary time. Pedersen’s acrylic paintings, screen prints on canvas and other artworks are the result of over forty years of committed and accurate work, which he started in 1963, when he was only eighteen.
       
       

Pedersen, Minna Kirstine

Denmark

Painting

Minna Kirstine Pedersen inspiration comes from many sources. She is preoccupied with both nature and cultures. Her travels around the world are a great source of inspiration. Her background as historian shows in motives where history, philosophy, culture born relations among people takes a great place. In her collages thick layers of structured paper and paint gives an almost 3 dimensional effect. Earthcolours and warm colors appear as her most used colors also in her paintings. Motives, structures and colors gives her art a kind of indefinable awareness, and warm presence- body and should. Her art cannot but inspire the observer. Minna says “I like to think of my artworks as “Worlds you can take a walk in”. I want to express multiplicity, antagonism and the adventures surrounding all of us in the world”.
       
       

Penfold, Elspeth

UK

Painting

Elspeth’s work is concerned with journeys, origins and destinations. She is drawn to forgotten spaces, ruins and iconic structures and is interested in how those structures merge into the landscape over time. These influences are reflected in her work, particularly the way in which she uses collage, paint and other materials, through a layering process to make her pieces.

       
       

Pieck, Ellen

Belgium

Painting

Starting out from greatly material art, featuring patchworks of silk, cotton, beads and lacework, Ellen Pieck followed her own personal path through research and experience, resulting in her present ability of mixing the deep with the beautiful. Changes signify openness but also growth, which in turn leads to discoveries and evolution: this artist takes us through fascinating chromatic and material labyrinths, indicating to us how the human condition still needs to be entirely explored and discovered
       
       

Pinder, Jennifer

Qatar

Painting


Jennifer Pinder’s compelling color and texture saturated works hang in boardrooms, homes, public spaces and offices across Australia, the US, Middle East and Europe. Her work has been the subject of a string of successful exhibitions in her homeland of Australia. In January 2011, Pinder held her first Middle East-based exhibition, “Unique Perspectives” at the art space at the Grand Hyatt Doha. Pinder’s medium is oil on canvas and are large scale pieces. She is currently represented in the US by the Agora Gallery in New York. Born in Melbourne, Australia, she currently lives in Qatar.
       
       

Rantzuch-Doll, Carmen

Germany

Painting

Painting to me means joy of color and experimentation with various materials.

The process until I can look at a work of art as perfect takes me through many different - sometimes even conflicting - emotions and sensations, but this gives each of my paintings a unique character and individuality. In every single brush stroke there is tension but there is also the feeling of harmony that flows trough me, filling me up with peace. The moving into deeper realms often leads me to a state of balance and contentment. I have also found through this art process a deeper knowlodge of my inner self. Hence the challenge aspect of my art originates my motto: Art is a game but it’s a very serious game.

       
       

Rath, Rebecca

Australia

Painting

I love the natural world, and moving to rural Australia has only increased my connection to and respect for it. My art has been affected by what I have seen here, from the deep red ochres of the drought to the lush greenery that came with the rains. Ideally, I would like my work to highlight the beauty of even the simplest aspects of nature, becoming a tool for the audience to recognise and celebrate the present moment and the natural world around them. I’m constantly inspired by my immediate environment Pokolbin, The Hunter Valley. The landscape gives witness to the changing seasons – dry oppressive heat of summer, vibrant colours of autumn, frosts and bleakness of winter and the optimistic vigour and growth of spring. Australia is an amazing country, full of extremes. I’m in awe of its magnificence and magnitude – rainforests to the north, snow to the south and desert in between. I’m also constantly inspired by its elegance and its ability to regenerate despite hardship. The earth is a beautiful living organism which breathes, grows and regenerates and I’m interested in how we relate to it, whether it is leisure, work or simply living. This love of the land has resulted in my passion for painting and the Hunter Valley, Australia.
       
       

Reijerkerk, Marieta

Netherlands

Sculpture


Marieta Reijerkerk: ARTist of ‘smooth roughness’. She works with materials which come across her during world tours or on a quick run through her own home port Rotterdam. ARTist Marieta shapes materials without losing respect for the authenticity of the substances. Manipulations performed by ARTist Marieta are modest. Her mastery and craftiness contribute to the subtlety of her ARTworks.
       
     

Rich, Michael

USA

Painting

Michael Rich is a Professor of Art at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island. Time spent around the waters of Nantucket Island and the hills of central Italy helped to shape a love and interest in landscape and natural rhythms of color that remain very much a focal point in his work today. A dedicated practitioner of yoga, Rich is influenced greatly by Eastern philosophy and art in an approach to nature and landscape as a wellspring for spiritual investigation and meditation. Michael Rich’s work is featured internationally and throughout the United States in gallery and museum exhibitions.
       
       

Ricklefs-Bahr, Bärbel

Germany

Paintings

I often start my paintings in the meaning of Schiller's words "All art is dedicated to joy". Just doing. Feel the colours and find a form to realize a painting. When I place the canvas, I only have a rough idea of what I am going to paint. I often mix sand into the colours to give them more body, use iron, paper, wool, cement and everything else I like.

       
       

Rittmannsberger, Franz

Austria

Sculpture

My sculptures are often very similar to human fragments. The smooth surfaces of the structures let you forget that it is actually a hard and heavy stone. I did various journeys for study purposes to Scottland, Namibia, French, Eire, Norway, Spain, Greece, Persia, United States etc.
       
       
Robertson, Jeni

Australia

Painting

I left on my journey into Art in the late 70s when I started painting in Sydney. I realised I had an eye for structure and colour and tonal ability and in the early 80s I commenced formal training under the guidance of Richard Ashton at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney Australia. I am inspired by mood and atmosphere and artists such as Chagall and Turner.

       
       

Rodriguez, Eduardo

Spain

Painting

My work comes from a fundamental need to liberate my soul of the emotions that surge within it, sharing them with the world and thus transforming them into something manageable, visible and powerful. The events of my life have left deep impressions on my heart, and they all feed into my art and encourage my desire to communicate my explorations of my psyche.
My creative process is simple, always beginning with a blank canvas or piece of paper and letting my hand sketch out the vague idea that has formed in my mind. After that I sink into a state of awareness, fully connected to my thoughts and emotions, and develop and refine what I see until I reach the point where there is nothing missing, yet also nothing unnecessary.

       
       

Ross, Douglas

Ireland

Photography

I was born in New York City in 1954 and moved to Ireland in 1966. My primary concern as an artist is to explore the psychological and spiritual stories that unfold in all our lives. In much of my work I have engaged  the people that I am painting or photographing directly in exploration of the things that have shaped their lives. The dialogue begins verbally and moves into visual language as we explore settings, symbolism, dreams, visions and colour. I have been privileged to hear the stories of what Joseph Campbell calls "the hero's journey", a remarkable inner journey made by many  people in seemingly everyday lives. My work strives to reveal something of this invisible world.

     
     

Rowling, Carol

Australia

Painting

As nature has eroded its lines and textures in creation I like to imitate that by gouging on colours into the canvas. In “Traces of Memory”, I looked at the landscape at different times of the day, the dark intensity of evening, to the washed out colours of noonday heat and then onto sunset. By using an Angle grinder I make quick, sharp slashes to reveal the different colours underneath, this creates an immediate impression of the different effects and depths which various indentations into the layers can provide.
       
       

Rutten, Liesbeth

The Netherlands

Sculpture


Liesbeth composes her sculptures often with all kinds of natural materials to find the characterizing structure that may represent her feelings.You can notice feathers, leaves or branches, tied together in an unusual way. She is inspired by the symbolic value of each of them and composes them in a simplistic and clear way, so that they become their own life and tell their own story. Liesbeth is born in 1953 in Venray, The Netherlands and since 1980’s she has been sculpting bronze art works.
       
       

Sailer, Silvia

Austria

Painting

My motivation consists in my vitality and energy to communicate my images. Painting means for me to give warmth and harmony, immerse in a colourful world. My art knowledge comes from many seminars and books. My favorite subjects abstract landscapes. I like to experiment different materials, Many of my works show bright colors, indeed red is my favorite because for me it’s the most spontaneous and suites my nature.
       
       

Salcedo, Araceli

Mexico

Painting

Constantly inspired by nature, its shapes, colors, movement and its abstractions; I processed it in my imagination the real to abstraction and find my essence previous to the brush in meditation. Tipping expression with my feelings and state of mind. When a work is done and I am able to feel it and smell, I can confirm the success of a freely expressed artwork for spectators to build their own history and judgment. Through the years my maturity as a person and plastic artist show that I am still looping within me reflecting through my hands ideas, formats, canvas, means and colors reaching an infinite evolution of possibilities.
       
       

Schiper, Françoise

Switzerland

Painting


Imagination is at the heart of Françoise Schiper's painting. The apparent simplicity hides a subtle equilibrium of reflections and color. Shapes seem to come together, to danse, in search of a new balance. The viewer is attracted by multiple levels and drawn into the depth of the painting. Françoise Schiper lives and works in Switzerland, at her studio in Bussigny near Lausanne. Outside Switzerland, she has exhibited her art in Italy, France, Russia and U.S.A.

       
       

Seay, Durand

USA

Painting

The paintings of Durand Seay, artist and architect, are inspired by a duality of structures found in nature and time. There is an association to symbols of balance, serenity, and  spirituality. The work is surreal at times, exploring the subconscious mind through fantastic imagery. His intuitive character, guides spontaneity, expressing a sensual,  abstract language. Space becomes form like an architect implanting an idiom of time through movement. Like a camera, Seay captures that moment the wind brushes ones face.

       
       

Simic, Dragan

Australia

Painting

My colourful works are influenced by my belief that colour changes the way we feel and react. My paintings are a journey, they take you behind the landscape and my approach opens each image to infinite interpretation... they create a journey for the viewer. It is an exploration of the world through colour, texture and form... that is how I create my work. It is an expression of what I see and experience daily. There is a dreamlike quality to my work which allows each viewer to bring their own imagination to bear when experiencing it, so that every person will have a different impression and reaction.
       
       

Slavinskas, Deivis

Lithuania/UK

Painting

In my work I do not want to depict subjects from within the scope of knowledge, but to find the universal, innermost rhythms and to transcribe them using perceptual abstraction. I endeavour this by combining meditation and the autonomous ‘mind’ of human perception, while simultaneously responding to the interactions of the already created shapes, colours and lines that inform me about the subsequently possible forms and relations. Such an approach is not remote from Abstract Expressionism, but I also want my works to assert the conscious and intellectual efforts unequivocally. On the other hand, my style has a visual affinity with Op Art (Optical Art), but perceptual psychology is just one of my tools, not the primary subject. I believe that the combination of these two and other practices gives a more accurate, more balanced visual language needed for my exploration of the psyche and, ultimately, the underlying pulsating frequencies emanating throughout the nature.
       
     

Sloan, Joseph

Ireland

Painting, Sculpture

My sculptures emerge on a series of themes, exploring the figurative image on the edges of realism or bordering on abstraction. They can take either direction and evoke some of the aspects of the essence of the human condition which I try to look at on as many levels as possible, returning sometimes to themes on which I have worked thirty years before. I am influenced by man’s activities: sculpture permits me to embrace, at a more personal level, humankind – the many sides of his nature, his music, his leisure, his pleasures and his strivings.
     
     

Spijkerman, Annemarie

The Netherlands

Painting

My work stems from the desire to restore an original harmony while using nature's variety of shapes, colors, and senses as a source of inspiration. My paintings often resemble landscapes, and evoke locations where you once were, like to be or want to visit. The horizon acts as a focus of longing and a mirror of the mind. I believe in the revitalizing power of art, its communal imagery, shamanism, and the Zen tradition. I am more or less a storyteller with no words other than color, form, and gesture. Through the years, my creativity has become a path to meditation, while the process contributes to a greater unity. Aware of the commitment to achieve this unity, my studio serves as a place of joyful devotion.

       
       

Suiker, Suus

The Netherlands

Painting

Suus Suiker (Holland 1966) combines abstract and figurative elements with a magical realism and spiritual base. Her artwork shows a mixture of subtle area's, flowing lines and heavy structures. She also uses materials like fabrics, metal, glass and sand, paying special attention to the finest of details. People, History, Myths and Religion are her source of inspiration. 'The most fascinating worlds which lay hidden under the surface reveal themselves as soon as the paint touches the canvas.'
       
       

Szalkay, Irma

Austria

Painting

Irma Michaela Szalkay creates a signature of Neo-expressionist mark-making and achieves a topographical mapping of personal subjectivity, memory, and phenomenological experience (Abstraktion mit Pathos). Her background as a university-trained philosopher (philosophy of shape) guides her using both modernist and postmodernist syntaxes as points of departure. As an awarded artist she has exhibited in both the US and Europe, including Austria, Germany, Italy, New York, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., California and Florida.
       
       

Trillat, Philippe

Chile

Painting

Radicado en Santiago, Trillat amplía sus conocimientos junto a Villalón para desarrollar su propia experimentación abstracta, utilizando soportes como; lienzos, murales, madera, papel e incluso audiovisuales. En estos “mundos abstractos”, de colores vivos, luminosos, cítricos y vibrantes, gravitan elementos y formas indefinidas como en sueños, lo que da a su obra un toque de vanguardia decorativa que llama la “atención” del espectador.
Este concepto de “atención” lo conduce a la tridimensionalidad plástica superando ciertas limitaciones a la hora de poder representar los “cuerpos en el espacio”, por lo que ya lo importante no es que el espectador entre en la pintura, sino que la pintura llegue al espectador.

       
       
Ufkes, Astrid

The Netherlands

Photography

I am an entrepreneurial artist that translates her passion, ideas and feelings into photographical series: Me Myself and My World. I create images that also speak to others by adding two silhouettes ‘Me and Myself’ (compare it with Freud’s Ich and Uberich) to my photos where the environment around the characters represents ‘My World’. One can experience his or her personal reality through my photos.

       
       

van Dam, Rini

The Netherlands

Sculpture

Rini's sculptures show a highly developed sense of shape and an endless patience. Worked with chisel and hammer, slowly the ancient stone is forced into the shape that it holds. The rough material is hewn into a game of lines and rigid movement. However, on a closer perspective these lines seem to begin to move. Hour after hour the shape is chopped, chiseled and polished by hand to bring the shape to perfection. Rini van Dam creates sculptures that need to be viewed from every possible angle to be able to fully register the shapes, to have them speak to you by their contained beauty.

       
       

van den Akker, Charlotte

Turkey

Sculpture

Sculpting is a lifetime translating emotions into sculptures that tell about life, our lifes, yours' and mine.

We all recognize emotions like love, loneliness, regret and nostalgia. To be recognized and to recognize automatically creates a bond. A bond without words nor borders. We people are so alike. My sculptures (stone, ceramics, metal or wood) are made from the depth of my inner life and I wish that my works will give the spectator a remembrance and hopefully a gentle smile.
       
       
van de Kamp, Harold

The Netherlands

Photography

One of the things that inspires me is travelling. The best thing about travelling is knowing that whatever will be visible in the next 5 minutes is an image that I have never seen before (and probably never will see again). In this situation of contstant changing surroundings, with people running around, I like to  shoot pictures of places that seem deserterd, but leave a trace of human activity.

       
       

van der Meer, Ann

The Netherlands

Painting

Ann van der Meer studied at the Art Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She works out of her soul with passion and spirituality. Keywords to describe her work are: joy of life, power of life, vitality and love. You can feel her work as an expression of the energy of the emotions of life itself through a harmony of colours, full of flow and movement, all together with a subtle transparency and sense of three-dimensionality.
       
       

van der Meer, Marianne

The Netherlands

Painting

The paintings and painted objects of Marianne are characterized by the colorful richness. She paints from the heart. Her work is described as lyrical and stimulates the viewer's own imagination. Her paintings are signed under the name Marfel. Her work is part of private collections both in the Netherlands and abroad and it has been exhibited in several art shows, nationally and internationally.
       
       
van Rijssel, Evert

The Netherlands

Sculpture

In my sculptures people are the central focus. Anatomical proportions and humour are important. I try to tell a complete story with minimal means, looking for anatomical accuracy while retaining spontaneity. If necessary, I do not hesitate to utilise slightly caricatural elements. Most of the sculptures are highly figurative but some incline to abstraction.

       
       

Veldman-Wilson, Amy

USA

Painting

I was born in 1974, and grew up in Vermont, USA. I currently make my home on an island off the coast of Rhode Island, where I live with my husband Bryan and our three children. A self-taught artist, I have been drawing and painting since I was a child. I was fascinated with the ever changing world around me. Through the use of rhythmic color and design I portray what I call conceptual sensationisms of the landscape, the sea and the interconnectedness we experience as human beings.
       
       

Vingerhoed, Joke

The Netherlands

Painting

Joke Vingerhoed has been a visual artist for many years and exhibits on a regular basis in and outside The Netherlands. Depending on the theme and/or the moment her abstract paintings can be colourful and expressive, or sometimes they can breathe an atmosphere of peace and calm. By using mixed the images become more and more layered, and consequently show more and more depth. There is a lot to see, because ultimately it’s all about the subjective experience. What lies beneath the surface. Everyone has a right to place one’s own interpretation on the image.

     
       

Vink, Cornelis

The Netherlands

Painting

Even though my current artwork is purely abstract, it can be seen as a representation of life itself. While the energetic color schemes used in the majority of my paintings reflect the wonderful, lively chaos of nature, the orthogonal structure of these paintings appears to bring order to the chaos. This ‘order’ symbolizes the human urge to organize and control our surroundings. My work can thus be portrayed as a creative search for balance between nature (or freedom) on the one hand, and ‘control’ on the other. To me, this search is a fantastic, continuous journey, in which novel paths are discovered in almost every painting.

       
       

Visser, Abelien

The Netherlands

Painting

Abelien Visser is a professional fine artist with over 20 years of international experience. Specialised in abstract painting, expressing all elements of nature and landscapes, she is also fascinated in figurative portraits and still life. On the canvas she creates her own world and tries to reveal what is hidden; leading you into her artistic world. It is all about creating a balance of colour, form and different paint use, resulting in an exciting composition clearly marking her own distinct style.

       
       

Wallace, Steffie

Australia

Painting

I live in Melbourne, Australia, where I studied Fine Art. The sky has always been the source of my spiritual inspiration as well as providing my artistic motivation, and it dominates my work. In my painted skies there is always light emerging from the darkness; a metaphor for life’s journey. Much of life is mysterious; similarly, my documented ‘weather journeys’ are often shrouded in dust, mist, fog and rain, with storms frequently providing a central theme. The ancient Australian landscape provides me with profound inspiration beyond observation, and I work with a mainly subdued, restricted palette, using acrylic media.

       
       
Wijnand-Vranken, Jolanda

The Netherlands

Painting

Jolanda is known for her expressive paintings with beautiful colour combinations. Her typical style combines strong brush strokes with delicate transparent surfaces and playful lines. Model drawings are a continuing source of inspiration for her work.

       
       

Zakrynycny, Viktor

Czech Republic

Painting

The colour adds to his paintings the character and the atmosphere. He creates light more than imitates it. Thick and vivid colours so dynamic whilst close to the sharpness of a blade. Delicate shades are composed into fragile areas filled by light and their soft shivering quality suggest a wide sense of space.
       
       

Zurbuchen, Arlette

Switzerland

Painting

The arguments of daily life and world news are at the centre of my acrylic painting work. I would like that art takes place in life and life in the arts. Art can connect cultures, which I believe is really important today. My paintings are made with pencil on canvas. I‘m fascinated by human beings' contradictions - perhaps because I‘m also working as theatre director. The reflections of my experience of mankind let me find surrealistic, naturalistic and humoristic depictions. 

       
       
 
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