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Group Show "Abstract 2019"

Artists Statements

Katarina Caserman (Slovenia)

Artist Statement:

I'm interested in art practice as well as in theory. My fields of interest are constantly changing, but in general my works reflect my thought processes about space, the actual physical space, as well as fictional ones. Using computer programs I manipulate images and constructs new compositions.

Katarina Caserman Artist

email: caserman.katarina@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.casermankatarina.com
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Antanas Adomaitis (Lithuania)

Artist Statement:

I view the world as a strange, complicated and often not a very nice place.I try to reflect and study the interplay between nature and psyche, to bring forth tradition, but carry it further into realm of unexpected. Sometimes it is color which leads one in and out of the maze of form. In these particular works, the color is actually creating a sense of irony. When I paint, I forget about time.The process of creation is complicated and very intense for me.

Antanas Adomaitis Artist

email: aronasdovidas@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://artadomaitis.com
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Philippe Boirin (Etats-Unis)

Artist Statement:

Time is essential for me, since it is fleeting. Photography is essential for me, since it lasts. In my mind, there is something like a fertile crossing between the the two, and each shot taken, captures a moment in time, giving me a definite thrill, a particular pleasure. I would love to be able to share my abiguity regarding the role of the photographer: I don't exactly want to  "take a shot " but rather to expose a frozen instant in time of someone, something, somewhere. But in order to do that, as all photographers know, it must be done quickly. In the the time of a very short instant, actually infinitely short, I must remove myself, to the point necessary to become the only witness of that instant. That is how I have become a wandering photographer, in search of all that which light gives to the city, to it's buildings, to it's passers-by, to its qualities of shadows and colors. I always gave myself all degrees of freedom in my approach to photography, without subscribing to one method, attempting to defy any particular classification. No theory to guide my work or to support it. So it is meant to be subject to what is seen to the eye of the competent beholder. But I am so attached to that freedom and I accept the risks that all liberty entails. Photography opens the possibility to me to create more than just an image, more than just a reality. It creates something unreal and and I hope that this unreality is a narrative. The photo should also tell a story very different from what it shows. If that story is strange, if it arouses the imagination of he or she who sees it, then, at that moment, the goal is attained

Philippe Boirin Artist

email: philippe.boirin@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://philippe-boirin.photos
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Joe Calleri (Australia)

Artist Statement:

Joe Calleri is an Australian fine art and live performance photographer, and theatre reviewer. Joe's intimate, exciting, colourful, often dramatic images have been exhibited in Australia and internationally, including in the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Hungary, and Russia, and have to date been published in several books and in many other publications. Joe's theatre publicity images have featured in The Age, The Herald Sun, MCV and Real Time magazine. Joe's images reflect a profound statement, which has now become a sort of mantra for Joe - by famous Japanese Artist and Photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto "Art Resides Even In Things With No Artistic Intentions". What this statement means to Joe is that, anything around Joe can be beautiful: a red door with gold handles, the façade of the new RMIT building, a green wall with dark shadows photographed at 3pm one afternoon, graffiti on a wall, water streaming from a fountain, the handle on a Fire Box, a broken down VW van in someone's front yard. What is critical is how Joe looks at a particular scene or object.

Joe Calleri Artist

email: joecalleri@netspace.net.au
Artist Website: https://www.instagram.com/callerijoe/
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Cynthia Coldren (USA)

Artist Statement:

As a non-objective abstract artist, Cynthia Coldren explores color, light and texture in her acrylic mixed media paintings. She finds inspiration in images of spare landscapes, urban structures and geographic patterns and frequently explores opposing concepts such as complexity and simplicity, or repetition and diversity. These studies become understories for her abstract "ideascapes." With a creative process that is both intentional and spontaneous, Cynthia blends paint, textural marks and hand-painted paper, adding and scraping away layers to create more organic compositions. Her use of geometric shapes and patterns is a unifying thread in her paintings, structure within abstraction, weaving the familiar with the ambiguous. She believes this "joining of opposites" gives the viewer a point of connection with abstract art.

Cynthia Coldren Artist

email: cynthia@cynthiacoldrenfineart.com
Artist Website: www.cynthiacoldrenfineart.com
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Rikardo Druskic (Bosna I Hercegovina)

Artist Statement:

I declare that my original works are digital art and acrylic on canvas

Rikardo Druskic Artist

email: druskic.branka@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.rikardodruskic.com
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Kenji Endo (Japan)

Artist Statement:

I have chosen the theme

Kenji Endo Artist

email: enken1967@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://enken1967.wixsite.com/kenji-endo-works
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Cheri Freund (US)

Artist Statement:

Cheri Freund creates with an elegant surrealistic and ethereal flare. Visible within her abstract work is a hint of realism, which provides the viewing audience a fresh experience.

Her inspiration comes from music, color & everyday objects. Approaching each image as a challenge, to create something completely different and out of the ordinary.

As a diversified artist, Cheri is able to create in a multitude of directions. Her work has been shown internationally through commissions and/or collaborations with the publishing, software, fashion and music industries. Was an exhibitor in the New York “Prevailing Human Spirit – 911 Tribute” (hosted by the Society of Illustrators), featured in: PEI (Photo Electronic Imaging magazine), the 2009 edition of “The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration” by Martin Dawber (Anova Publishing – UK) and commissioned by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln NCTA for an exterior mural project (installation Fall of 2011).

www.cherifreund.com - www.cfdigitalfineart.com

Cheri Freund Artist

email: Cheri@CheriFreund.com
Artist Website: www.cherifreund.com
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Eva Jones (US)

Artist Statement:

In my work the size, color and shape of the geometric elements proportionately determined how much is needed to counterbalance the composition Much like a perfectly balanced moving mobile, the tubes of black connected the moving pieces. I engaged the tension between light contrasting with darkness. Intricate repetitive strokes are the fabric I wove into my work. My body of work so far has been a study of many different paths. Much like the evolution of my life's journey, my art depicts the anticipation of what one may find around every bend and every step along the path.

Eva Jones Artist

email: azsonroamer76@live.com
Artist Website: https://www.eva4evaart.com
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Karen L. Kirshner (United States)

Artist Statement:

Karen Kirshner's Philosophy of Art: We absorb so much "gunk" in our communications, and troubles when life seems to be headed out of our control, and the best way to cleanse oneself is with a ritual of drawing, painting and writing. Art is easiest for me; it flows from emotion and spirit and takes shape from intrinsic importance to physical reality. From nothingness comes something to share. I observe, integrate, filter and interpret elements of this world. Each creation contains particles of my soul. I do not try to recreate what is already perfect. I do not aspire to be a super-realist, nor even a realist. I intuitively interpret what I encounter in nature and in people, and provide my own unique perspective, Although I can re-create realistically, it offers no challenge. I need to express myself, not to copy what is already present. I leave re-creation of perfection to photographers, and those who strive to achieve the perfect copy. I prefer a unique approach and inevitable abstraction. I see geometric and other forms and shapes in everything. Why should I re-direct my attention and deny its visibility?

Karen L. Kirshner Artist

email: mskirshner@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.karenkirshner.com
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Cecilia Martinez (U.S.)

Artist Statement:

My road to becoming a visual artist began in 2015, when my father passed away due to what was later determined to be a homicide. At that point, my life changed forever. Reeling from what I had experienced and mourning from the loss, I began searching for an outlet to alleviate all of these chaotic feelings inside of me. I turned to the visual arts as a therapeutic outlet. To be quite honest, art saved my life. It soothed my soul, and for that I will be forever grateful. When I first started my artistic endeavors, I created what I called spiritual art. It was art that concerned religion and the soul, subjects that I thought would ease my mind and provide comfort during one of my most difficult times. But since then, my style has evolved dramatically as I have become more comfortable with my skills and experimenting with different artistic techniques. It is my hope that through my artwork, I will be able to positively inspire others. Each piece holds a piece of myself within it, and I feel like I give a piece of my soul in everything I create. I want to touch others with the work I create. But most importantly, it is my desire to keep my father's memory alive through artwork that I hope will remain relevant throughout the passage of time.

Cecilia Martinez Artist

email: cecmartinez201@gmail.com
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Thomas McKee (USA)

Artist Statement:

Thomas McKee Artist

email: tpmckeeart@gmail.com
Artist Website: tpmckeestudio.com
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Sushila Oliphant (US)

Artist Statement:

I am deeply inspired by spirituality, peace, inner traditions and the grandeur of nature. When I paint, it becomes a meditation and when I come out of it, I am just as surprised at the results as anyone else. It is my joy and gratitude to be able to create! Painting is my life's mission whether I have an audience or not.

Sushila Oliphant Artist

email: info@harmonicdesigns.com
Artist Website: https://sushilaoliphant.com
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Jeff Pullen (United States)

Artist Statement:

Jeff Pullen Artist

email: jpullen48@gmail.com
Artist Website:
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Durans Raphael (Maroc)

Artist Statement:

Durans Raphael Artist

email: rdurans@me.com
Artist Website: www.durans.eu
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Gheorghita Rusu (USA)

Artist Statement:

Georgia Catrina Rusu is an American Artist who was born in 1957 in Romania. Her artwork has a characteristic vigorous chromaticity, which sometimes has a bright character and other times dramatic. Abstract and figurative elements participate all together to the final experience of her paintings. In the New York City galleries Georgia's paintings where displayed and admired in seven group exhibits and two personal exhibitions.

Gheorghita Rusu Artist

email: georgia.catrina@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://georgiacatrina.carbonmade.com
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Janet Sacks (USA)

Artist Statement:

After retiring from her fast-paced accounting firm, Janet began creating art in several different mediums. Her work is highly sought after, often having her booked well in advance in workshops and commissions.

Janet Sacks Artist

email: janet@janetsacks.com
Artist Website: www.JanetSacks.com
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Josef Twirbutt (USA)

Artist Statement:

Statement Turning a scrap of wood that was destined to be buried or burned into challenging, unique and exciting objects of art, is the language of my work. Wood offers an infinite array of grain, shape, color and texture that can be beautiful in its own right, providing boundless possibilities to explore and create. Amidst the chaos and rush of modern culture, nature is full of beauty and mystery, if only we can find a time, place and method to discover it. I would like my work to spark a sense of connection with the natural world in those who view it. "To see the world in a Grain of Sand And Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour"      William Blake

Josef Twirbutt Artist

email: twirbu@aol.com
Artist Website: http://artofjosef.wordpress.com/
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Connie Villa (USA)

Artist Statement:

“WATER REFLECTIONS”
As a child, growing up in Mexico, I was always the kid that wanted to be outdoors playing sports
and hiking with friends. After earning a degree in Environmental Design with emphasis in
Architecture, I worked as a draftsman and junior architect. Since 1999 I have worked as a
forensic architect, trained to investigate construction problems, analyze data and find solutions.
 
Now, as a fine art photographer, I find that my early love for nature coupled with my
experience in architecture, have given me a way to look at the world, delighting in the contrast
between the permanent and the fluid.
 
In architecture we conceptualize the built environment from the start of a schematic design
and construction plans to the exterior façade and what the skin of a building will look like. My
love for photographing landscapes and nature, allows me to step back from construction
methods and analysis, into what is fluid, unrestricted and free.
 
In my series, Water Reflections, I’ve done exactly that. Over the course of a week at a lake in
north Maine, by the Appalachian trails, I photographed autumn colors, reflected in water as
currents of air gently rippled the surface of streams. The sky, the trees, the rocks provided the
permanence, while the wind, rippled surface, time of day and weather, provided the freedom,
impermanence and fluidity.
 
Reflections in a body of water are something we are all familiar with. But it becomes a little less
familiar when you stop its movement on your camera. Stopping time on each image reveals
patterns and shapes that we typically don’t notice or see. Curved edges of water that change
every time the wind blows and touches its surface. Each image presents a mirror image of the
surrounding trees and leaves, while the sky as well as the world beneath the water’s surface is
simultaneously present and alive.
 
Something very familiar and solid is here but also something impermanent, mysterious and
fluid.

Connie Villa Artist

email: Connievilla21@gmail.com
Artist Website: Cvillaphoto.com
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Joe Ward (United States of America)

Artist Statement:

Artist Statement: My interest is to share an intimate view of the art glass that I design and create. I am implementing photography that captures my vision of miniature art glass landscapes so everyone can see the subtle nuances that are so majestic within. I appreciate how light can totally change the apparent hues of transparent layers. I hope to give viewers complex and alluring endless eye candy.

Joe Ward Artist

email: free@2RavensGlass.com
Artist Website: www.2RavensGlass.com
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