Group Show "RED 2"


Abby Zonies - United States

Artists Statement: Approximately five years ago I moved from Boston to Manhattan. The change in location and studio precipitated a period of intense experimentation for me. I was a painterly realist. I worked primarily in oil. I began using gouache on paper. Eventually I left realism behind and the painterly took over. I felt liberated from the image. The color, gesture and marks became the stars of the show.

"Quite the Surprise" and "Wind Tunnel "are intuitive works, celebrating the color red. The images evolved until they came together in a surprising and comprehensive way. Both works are about movement, energy, emotion and passion. No longer bound by an image, shape or even the paper, the marks struggle to break free.

Red is my favorite color. Red screams for attention. Red stands out in a crowd. Red is passion. Red is the break out color. Red is the color that takes you on a wild ride.

email: abbyzonies@icloud.com
Web: www.abbyzonies.com


Aleksandra Kalisz - Polska

Artists Statement: The painting "No title (Red) is a part of project "Act of pattern" where I focus on female body. I concentrate on delicate and soft forms of the models and the game of shadows and light. I show parts of women's figures covered in patterned materials and place them in colorful backgrounds. I'm not interested in portrait- nameless bodies make the scene more mysterious. The paintings seem almost abstract- eyes get lost in the multitude of lines, colors and shapes. The ornaments that I use are mainly from Middle East. I am fascinated by their colors, harmony and rhythm. My aim is to combine two different cultures: European (female nude) and Muslim (ornaments). "Act of pattern" is a reflection of my experiences- travels and traditions.

email: aleksandraakalisz@gmail.com
Web: www.aleksandrakalisz.com


Alex Kasyan - Canada

Artists Statement: Inspired by my trip to India in November-December 2015 I have created portraits of people I met throughout my trip. I held a solo show entitled Potraits of India at the Galerie Mile-End in Montreal where 11 portraits from that trip were on Display.

The painting is a portrait of a pot painter from the streets of busy and hectic Old Delhi, India.

email: info@alexkasyan.com
Web: www.alexkasyan.com


Alexander Shubin - Canada

Artists Statement: "Violin" painting statement:

As well as an artist, I am also a former violin player, and one day I was passing by my old red violin which was standing on a display in a dark room. I was captivated by the play of light and shadow on the violin, therefore I immediately decided to reflect this beauty on a canvas...

General statement:

I am a figurative art/portraits painter. I express my creative mind using my own style and techniques which I have developed living and painting in Europe. But I am always in search for a new and original manner to express myself in art. In my work, I often use contemporary and surreal ideas to capture them on canvas... My artistic ability to breathe life into people pictured on my work often captivates the viewer.

I am an artist- philosopher... One of my citation from the discussion about Hesse's Glass Bead Game book... (my painting was used as one of the illustrations.)

"In the process of artwork creation, I find my inspirations from German philosophers; one of them is Hermann Hesse. In the "Glass Bead Game" painting I've tried to show my impressions. Thoughts about the meaning of life, a desire to be introverted from the circle of society. Our highly moral but unfortunately worthless attempts seem to lead us nowhere..."

©Alexander Shubin

I would also like to enclose to my statement a wonderful poetry written by a well-known poet - Steven L. Getz. He is a collector of some of my paintings and in his poetry, he reflected his feeling about my work.

"Welcome to the World of Alexander Shubin,
upon this site's unfurled the world that he began.
In a style that combines surrealism with mature artistic humanism,
his art portrays an imagination imbued with his revelations.

A master of warm and liquid light that swirls like shadows in the night,
his bold, but flowing, strokes converge where the Old and New Worlds merge.
He paints with bold, but delicate, strokes which resemble a photographic cloak,
evidenced by his sensual nuanced nudes, who always their demure side exude."

(Steven L. Getz)©

email: a_shubin@hotmail.com
Web: www.shubinart.com


Barry Shapiro - United States

Artists Statement:

email: shapirobar@earthlink.net
Web: IntelligentDesignArtStudio.com


Cal Navin - United States

Artists Statement: My work deals with the human aspects of life. I touch on human frailty, suffering and redemption, current events or social dilemmas. My work may reveal anguish or sadness. It may also indicate a new spirit or faith. My art is about being human being with flaws and humility. I use art as a conduit for inward contemplation, and understanding. Certainly, not all my work is made with some underlying psychology going on underneath it. But what has become important for me as an artist is to understand behavioral motives and try to represent them in an artistic manner. Art has become for me a kind of psychological language. I create simply to express my vision or to understand that language.

email: cnavin@comcast.net
Web: www.calnavin.blogspot.com


David Maruscsak - Slovakia

Artists Statement: I am a young media design student, from Slovakia. I have gratuated from art high school in 2016, in Kosice, and I am going to continue my studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. I am experimenting with new media, combining different techniques and styles. My works are mainly installations and site-specific projects. The work I submitted is done using 3D software. It is a modelled surface. It represents my impressions about the color red. It is an image which has built up in my mind when I was thinking about the red color.

email: davidmaruscsak00@icloud.com
Web: www.davidmaruscsak.com


Francesca Busca - United Kingdom

Artists Statement: My mission is to make Mosaics ROCK. I want to show this art to the world under a whole new light: no longer as a static piece, but rather as a work of art which can be incredibly rich? the very nature of its texture and just the subtle tilt of a tile allow for different colours, reflections and shades depending on the angle of sight: chances are that no two viewers will see it the same way at the same time.

Torn between optimism and surrender, I am haunted by the idea of mankind?s imminent self-destruction. Yet, I still believe in a future for humanity of resourceful innovation through recycling and upcycling. I am fascinated by the colours and textures of both artificial and natural elements, which I enthusiastically hunt for in everyday life and restlessly play with in new combinations, pairing and contrasting noble material with rubbish. My aim is to prove their reciprocal need, how rubbish is a relative definition and how it can be turned into something useful, fun and even beautiful.

The long time it takes to create a mosaic is both a challenge and a bliss. As I start a piece I ache with ideas I want to realise: however it takes discipline, a critical eye and a lot of patience to transform them into artwork. Yet by the time I finish the piece, it is mind-blowing to see how just one of those ideas has pushed me to experiment in so many different ways that not only I feel pleasantly enriched with new skills, but also my fingers itch to get onto the next piece to start afresh with the next idea!!!

email: info@francescabusca.com
Web: www.francescabusca.com


Gloria Gaddis - United States

Artists Statement: Abstraction extends my vocabulary and goes beyond words into the realm of the unseen and unknown. Each work of art enables us to see something new in ourselves. My work combines the tangible with the intangible. Its about change, its about time, its about place. Its about combining many views into one piece and creating harmony out of chaos.

email: gaddis225@cox.net
Web: gloriagaddis.com/work/abstract


Kate Zimmer - United States

Artists Statement: My paintings are visual manifestations of an internal journey made external. I begin a painting with a gestural under-drawing and color that resonates with me that day. As the painting evolves, a conversation begins to take place in which each choice informs the next, almost like the process of putting a puzzle together. This discovery process of starting from one thing and evolving into another is exciting to me. It is a dialogue that is spontaneous and intuitive, and a kind of self-reflection ? like looking in the mirror ? and a way of finding my own identity as a painter and a person.

My art-making process is very meditative, and a means of getting out of my own way and losing myself in a journey where the destination is unknown, yet eventually found. With each painting, I learn new things about myself, as well as the art I am creating. It is a spiritual practice of self-discipline, letting go of fear and judgment, and the willingness to step outside my comfort zone.

email: katezimmer.art@gmail.com
Web: www.katezimmer.com


M. Gilmour - Deutschland

Artists Statement: Michael is a self-taught oil painter based in Munich, Germany.
In Michaels normal fashion, he collabourated with photographer Paula Bailey to execute this still life painting in oils to give the viewer the realistic experience of a diner.

email: michael@gilmourfineart.com
Web: www.gilmourfineart.com


Miao Ling Chen - Taiwan

Artists Statement: Chinese Red represents a wealth and social position with lucky as well, which has been applied to Chinese Lunar New Year and a wedding to symbolize the aura of joys. With background on the red obviously, this artwork shows a graceful and restrained figure that sits on a stool decorated with the patterns of lucky, expressing an ambience of overflowing with happiness.

email: q22052q@yahoo.com.tw
Web: celesteprize.com/chenmiaoling


Patsy Lindamood - United States

Artists Statement: Real, red, and bold. These works push representation to the limit, celebrating the color red.

email: lindamood@att.net
Web: www.lindamoodfineart.com


Ricardo Lowenberg - United States


I steer clear of virtuosity given that my core interest lies in the essence of the people and their surroundings. My paintings encompass a soul even if its an abstract, that you can obviously discover in the eyes of the characters or the forms; my intentions is to display the spirit of living beings, I think my artwork communicates a mesmerizing joyfulness full of contrasts, mystifying cryptograms and color.

email: Rilobo99@gmail.com
Web: www.ricardolowenberg.com


Richard Barnett - United States

Artists Statement: One common thread ties together the artists that have most influenced my painting, the love of the human figure. My fascination with the figure started with these artists, but is slowly growing into a vision of my own. I try to look, not only at the figure, but also the way people interact with each other and the world around them. I strive to be a witness to the emotions, the tragedies, the struggles and triumphs of mundane and exceptional existence. The way people shout, just by living, that they are here, and by existing they, at least a moment, leave a mark. I, as a painter, try to find these moments and capture my impressions of them.

email: boulderer@aol.com
Web: www.brushstrokelife.com


Ron Morse Jr. - United States

Artists Statement: "In this piece, my main goal was to allow the audience to form their own imagination, while also creating an appealing visual. I wanted to bring a feeling of mystery and suspense while using a minimal color palette, simple imagery, and a grunge art style that I love to create."

email: one.nxne@gmail.com
Web: www.instagram.com/one.nxne


Ruth Andre - United States

Artists Statement: I live in the foothills of Northern California. The landscape that surrounds my daily life has become the inspiration for my abstract paintings. The seasons change and natures pallet travels from dark greens in spring to golds in summer and finally to white in winter. Each paintings brings to the canvas the essence and my interpretation of the landscape.

email: andre@ruthandre.com
Web: www.ruthandre.com


Tanya Marie Reeves - Australia

Artists Statement: My name is Tanya Marie Reeves; I'm a Professional Artist from outback Australia, self-taught, flourishing from a natural talent, exceptional eye, passion and dedication.

With over 20 years experience, I proclaim my unique artistic expression predominantly through acrylic and mixed media, striking a balance between abstract and realism, harnessing the boldness of acrylics and intensity of saturated colour. I love to use contrasting block colours and manipulate lines, integrating strong geometric patterns with sensual feminine forms, while also exhibiting a meticulous sense of order.

I have exhibited nationally within Australia and internationally throughout several countries, earning numerous awards, most recently in London, taking out the Gold Award for the Masters Of Art International.

email: artconfessions@hotmail.com
Web: www.artconfessions.com


Thomas McKee - United States

Artists Statement: WHY I DO WHAT I DO,

email: tpmckeeart@gmail.com
Web: www.tpmckeestudio.com


Zhuoqun Jiang - United States

Artists Statement: Zhuoqun Jiang recognizes herself as artist more than a photographer. The camera to her is no different than a brush to a painter. However, Photography plays an important role in her practice. It is a tool that represents Zhuoqun?s aesthetics. Usually she design and create her own characters in her photo shoot, including props, accessories, makeup and costumes.

Zhuoqun has experience in many field of art; her work is sculptural, fashion based, fiber art and photo illustrations. They can be exhibited both as photographs and individual pieces. Her current studies are exploring the artistic expression through craft, sculpture and photography.

email: zjiang@saic.edu
Web: www.zhuoqunjiang.com