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Group Show "Dreams 2018"

Artists Statements

Rene Alvarado (United States)

Artist Statement:

I paint the subconscious of dual planes of reality. Through my creative process, I create my own dreamscape.

Rene Alvarado Artist

email: rea@renealvaradostudio.com
Artist Website: www.renealvaradofineart.com

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Mark Caparosa (United States)

Artist Statement:

My Gotham Dreamscapes photography project is inspired by New York City architecture. I focus on light interacting with these amazing structures. The golfers give the images a dream like narrative.

Mark Caparosa Artist

email: mark.caparosa@earthlink.net
Artist Website: http://www.markcaparosa.com/

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Alex Colket (United States)

Artist Statement:

I am more inventor than artist, and this work is merely a byproduct of a decade of designing various processes that distort light. Mostly, I create other cool things like apps, games, food forests & communities. Many of the people I know are largely unaware of this little hobby of mine. Background: In 2000, I took a photography class as a college senior and did a final project where I distorted light with glass and plastic. That led to an obsessive winter where I spent all night experimenting on new techniques to manipulate light. I wanted to make photographs that mimicked the style of the famous artists I enjoy, but I never quite got there, and before long the quest was abandoned. 10 years later I decided to try it again, and I dusted off a box of materials I had saved. I spent hours trying to recreate the magic - now I had digital camera and instant feedback - but the results were awful and I gave up. Under different circumstances, that might have been it for my art career, but as fate would have it, that night we got a hard freeze that left some feathery frost on a window... Since then, I have spent about a week each winter growing, collecting, and altering ice & frost, back on my quest to do crazy things with colors and make photos that look like paintings.

Alex Colket Artist

email: playwithyourmind@gmail.com
Artist Website: http://crazydancingguy.com

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Noelle Cox (U.S.A)

Artist Statement:

I am my own experiment. Disection of my mind and body.

Noelle Cox Artist

email: noellecox@ymail.com
Artist Website: noellecox.net

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Jennifer Cronin (United States)

Artist Statement:

There is a space. A place in between being awake and being asleep. A place I often slip into like a tiny bug slipping away into the sweet yet perilous juices of a hungry plant. I am often caught there. Ensnared. Unable to move, but knowing that I should be moving. I am trapped gasping for air, wondering why I am there, puzzling over a bewildering inconsistency in my environment. Confronted by something that cannot be reasoned through. A floating object, a twinkling of the airwaves, a sudden shift in lighting, anything can happen here in this flat illusion. And while I can easily fall into this space of wonder and enchantment, I can also fall right back out of it. I join you, stepping back, wondering what it is all about and what it all means. We stand together, watching a world as it morphs into something we no longer understand. And while that can be scary, it can also be fascinating, beautiful, and even strangely funny. Like daydreams, these paintings are mental wanderings through everyday life. They are reflections of what a mind does with what it is given.

Jennifer Cronin Artist

email: jennifer.anne.cronin@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.jennifercronin.com

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Sharmon Davidson (United States)

Artist Statement:

Sharmon Davidson Artist Statement My earliest memories are of a preoccupation with careful examination of the world around me, and with making marks on paper to represent what I saw. From this developed a passion for learning, a deep affinity with nature, and a desire to communicate through line and color what cannot be expressed in words. My work originates from a deep belief in the sanctity of the earth, and in the underlying unity of everything in our universe. Formed from common elements born from a common source, everything is interconnected in the most intricate ways, both visible and invisible. Over time, I have developed a vocabulary of nature-inspired personal symbols through which I attempt to express this essential idea as honestly and authentically as I can. Each piece develops organically and intuitively, as layers of transparent color along with other materials are built up. Vintage and antique ephemera are used in a newer series which focuses on time, transformation, and personal narrative as a means of revealing this mystery.

Sharmon Davidson Artist

email: sharmon.davidson@gmail.com
Artist Website: sharmondavidson.com/

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Evelyn Espinoza (Japan)

Artist Statement:

Travel is the fount of my inspiration.  Most days, the beauty in this world is overwhelming. I can't help but respond with gratitude to the Lord through recording all things that take my breath away. I love to explore and immerse myself in different spaces: different cultures, architecture, landscape. It's a wonderful adventure, which I'd love to share with you.

Evelyn Espinoza Artist

email: evelyn@evelyncurryart.com
Artist Website: www.evelyncurryart.com

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Debra Friedkin (United States)

Artist Statement:

Debra Friedkin's narrative mixed media collages, sculptures and metal assemblages incorporate found objects and often depict provocative themes. Her work ranges from whimsical to darkly humorous, informed by sleek modernism, pulp science fiction and spiritual symbolism.

Debra Friedkin Artist

email: jfried733@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.debrafriedkin.com/

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Emma Childs (United Kingdom)

Artist Statement:

These hand painted pictures portray a deeply emotional connection to the subconscious allowing one's mind to be transported into an alternate reality. There are many signs and symbols that penetrate the psyche on a deeper level that have many meanings. Journeying deep into an abstract surreal reality conveying a message of a universal connection that one cannot see but this energy surrounds us on a daily basis forming our emotions and responses to visual stimuli.

Emma Childs Artist

email: emmajolchilds@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.EmmaChildsArt.co.uk

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Simon Hjortek (Sweden)

Artist Statement:

I am a photographer and filmmaker based in the middle of Sweden with a keen eye for the surreal. My interest lies in displaying beautiful and strange worlds often hidden in the mundane every-day life surrounding us all. While moving through life like everyone else, I focus on applying the impossibilities of dreams into common grounds with a photographic and often nostalgic touch. Subjects are often strong women being in focus or at times men differing from the norm of masculinity. I want to create images that challenges the viewer and raises questions. With a background as a freelancer I've been working with both musicians and brands which has pushed me forward in developing my style both as a photographer and a filmmaker. I have been published in Cap&Design 2018 and won an award for "Music video of the year" at the Dalecarlia Music Awards. At the moment I'm focusing on upcoming art exhibitions.

Simon Hjortek Artist

email: contact@simonhjortek.com
Artist Website: www.magnificentbeast.se

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Camille Immanuel (United States)

Artist Statement:

There is a fearful emptiness between the words--a darkness between the lines. But my soul fights the demons of this grey world created by my own mind, attempting to be free of my haunting memories. Dreams lie scattered at my feet--remnants of past battles.

Camille Immanuel Artist

email: camille.immanuel@gmail.com
Artist Website:

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Kirby Leem (USA)

Artist Statement:

My dreams take me to many different places and I'm excited to share some of these dreamscapes in the form of artwork.

Kirby Leem Artist

email: kirbyleem@gmail.com
Artist Website:

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Beatrice Mcclelland (United States)

Artist Statement:

Recently I have been questioning the everyday steps I take in order to fit into this society. A society which has shaped who I am. I live in the landscape I was born into, a landscape I had no part of making.

Beatrice Mcclelland Artist

email: beemc@hotmail.com
Artist Website: https://beatricemcclelland.blogspot.com/

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Dale Odell (US)

Artist Statement:

There is no 'statement.' These images are in the style of Classical Surrealism. Interpret as you wish.

Dale Odell Artist

email: dale@cybertrails.com
Artist Website: www.dalephoto.com

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Ben Pell (United States)

Artist Statement:

I have always wanted to believe in ghosts, fascinated by their enviable state of limbo between past and future. In the city and in nature, encounters with the ephemeral and the unexpected are proof to me that they exist: embodied as shadows, shapes, and textures, flitting across the surfaces of the world around us. My attraction to photography, drawing, and painting is a longing to see and trace these ghosts, to capture their presence through mediums that make them visible, alive, and full of expression. Speculating on their stories - implied by what is and what isn't depicted through the frame of the photograph or through gestures of line and paint - I think of these compositions as observations more than creations. Like the ghosts they try to engage, they exist firmly in the present.

Ben Pell Artist

email: ben@benpell.com
Artist Website: https://www.benpell.com/

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Robert Sholties (United States)

Artist Statement:

Over 40 years, my work has evolved from elaborate black and white doodles to increasingly detailed figurative paintings. I am totally self-taught. My ideas spring from my subconscious mind during periods of contemplating randomly applied swirls of paint. The result is my take on our human existence -- our relations with each other, other living things, and our environment. I've had an ongoing self and formal education in the Sciences with particular interests in our alteration of the natural world. I tend to explore the hypocrisies, cruelties, and absurdities prevalent in our dealings with each other and with nature. In general, I envision a rather dark world, but still try to make room for beauty, hope, and humor. I try to establish relationships among the images within individual pieces, but as in dreams, there are usually mysteries which are open to interpretation. I have always been intrigued by the Surrealists, but do not consider myself a Surrealist.

Robert Sholties Artist

email: sholtiesm@comcast.net
Artist Website: sholtiesm.wixsite.com/sholtiesart

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Leif Sohlman (Sweden)

Artist Statement:

Biography Leif Sohlman is an amateur photographer/digital artist mainly working with nature and landscapes. He is working with landscapes, flowers and macro photography and digital art as photo painting and abstract work. He mostly find his motives in the surroundings of his home in City Enköping ( Enkoping, Enkoeping) Sweden Statement Nature is a beauty we all have to love. If we do not love nature we loose a bit of our souls. Lief's images will try to find the beauty in the surrounding, especially nature, around us and to let others find that beauty through his images. Sometimes it might be beauty in something you do not believe is beauty. He hopes others will find and search beauty in nature through his images. His images has been awarded in international competitions .

Leif Sohlman Artist

email: Leif.Sohlman@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://leif-sohlman.pixels.com/index.html?tab=galleries

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Jakub Wawrzak (Polska)

Artist Statement:

Jakub Wawrzak Artist

email: regnardiaz@gmail.com
Artist Website: http://jakub.wawrzak.com

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Jane Gottlieb (United States)

Artist Statement:

I have been expressing my joy of art with paint, shapes and colors since I was very young. I started as a painter, evolved into a photographer, and eventually began hand-painting on my Cibachrome prints over 35 years ago. Before Photoshop I found a way to express a new magical reality with the vivid, saturated and unrealistic colors I painted into each photographic print.. For the past 25 years I have been scanning my one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints and my library of 35mm Kodachrome color transparencies taken over the last 45 years. I love to paint, collage and enhance them with Photoshop, creating my own idyllic world!

Jane Gottlieb Artist

email: jane@janegottlieb.com
Artist Website: www.janegottlieb.com

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Jake Lee (Canada)

Artist Statement:

South Korean artist, Jake Lee, has stepped into creating his own dreamy dimensions of surrealism through collages. By carefully dissecting magazine images and illustrations, reminiscent of the 1950s, Lee has altered his perception of reality by escaping the rigid formality of our existence. A manifestation of his own dreams and thoughts, Lee questions the theoretical constructs of life's philosophy by correlating each artwork from his social, political, and environmental experiences. Appearing to work with opposites (warm and cool, calm and chaos), Lee interrogates the boundary between disarray and harmony, accompanied by vivid forms assisting in the making of dream-like world, incomprehensible to be seen in reality yet redolent of our own enviornment.

Jake Lee Artist

email: kdotclee@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.jakelee.ca

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