G25N'S "Semi-Annual Open Group Exhibit"


Chi Han Cheng - USA

For a long time I believe there is a balance between ordinary and unordinary. In most of my works I have been seeking a balance by using different methods to depict ordinary object in various way, objects which include still life, figure, and portrait. In my art works it is important for me not revealing the answer to my audience. Art for me is a way to communicate with the out world and a tool to let my voice to be heard.


Wayne Edwards - Australia

The world may not be a more violent place than in anytime throughout history but humanity through mass communication is now much more aware of conflicts, distress and decay. My works try to replace personal anxiety with a sense of hope and contentment. The key device I use to achieve this are ‚colour glimpses, which is a coloured section within a monochromatic image to draw focus to a salient area. In the past I have used real objects as the‚ colour glimpses‚ such as live animals, plants and a wide selection of found objects.




Rob Hauer - USA

"Rob Hauer is a Los Angeles based cinematographer and photographer. He is a frequent flyer and film aficionado, utilizing analog capture from a Polaroid Land Camera to the 35mm waterproof Nikonos. Rob's work can be found at www.robhauer.com"



Judit Ladányi - Hungary

I got acquainted with colours,forms and interior design when I studied Architecture.My first pictures date back to those years,firstly I used Artist Colour clack ink,later on I continued with Encaustic Art wax technique.I experimented with numerous materials,techniques until I found my individual style. Having graduated from university I worked as architect and have been realizing paintings ever since that time.


John Jaster - USA

I work with heavy body acrylics on fairly large canvases with a lot of detail and bold colors. I call my style realistic impressions because, while the overall feel of my work is definitely realism, I like to offset the detail with impressionistic splashes of color. My inspiration comes from the hidden beauty in ordinary objects. Instead of smooth blending, I use puzzle pieces of color to emphasize the complex relationship of light and shadow and form.



Garima Lohiya - India

"I am enthralled by the idea of creating thought provoking paintings. Content of my Art originates from fascination of the essential chimera of life. My work is the embodiment of 'Expressionism into Illusionism'. In this buzzing World, I attempt to take the viewer into another world of illusionism which keeps them fixated to their inner world of emotion rather than the external cosmos."



Prasad Mane - India

Nature has great strength of inspiration. Artist creativity is a part of natureís own creative process. Visuals Conviction (a firm belief) Sensitive experiences gives birth to the visuals. And I further confirm this statement when I completed my painting. The shapes forms, which creates the visuals are our own feelings and sensations. Very often we have influence of somebody on our creations but then also the originally of the masterpiece should get due respect of our very own sensitivity, feelings. Life is a abstract you cant see life you can only feel life live life.


Ryota Matsumoto - Japan

The artworks of Ryota Matsumoto develop and demonstrate the hybrid/multi-layered process, where varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones are applied to reflect the spatio-temporal conditions of our ever-evolving urban, natural, and ecological environments. They are created to act as the catalyst for defining speculative changes in our notions of cities, socities and cultures. His drawings explore a hybrid drawing technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic, and graphite) and digital media (algorithmic processing, scripting and image compositing with custom software ). Ryota Matsumoto is a principal of an award-winning design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in Tokyo. He is an artist, designer and urban planner.



Marlene Siff - USA

The paintings shown in this exhibition are part of my series entitled, "Elements of Peace". Color has been my muse forever but some of the works are painted in shades of white. White represents an environment associated with peace and rest. It is soft, quiet, spiritual, unadorned, and full of infinite possibilities. My intention for all these paintings, whether the works communicate through color or lack thereof, is to create spaces and gateways for people of all walks of life to come together to reflect on war and peace and to commemorate our fallen heroes."



Lynn Skordal - USA

Lynn Skordal (aka ìpaperworkerî) lives and works in the Pacific Northwest, on an island in the middle of a lake, surrounded by a big city. Most of her work involves old-style cut & paste collage which she incorporates into collage pieces, artistís books, and mixed media projects, hoping to tell a story that might startle, amuse or provoke. Lynnís work has been selected for exhibition across the country. Recent exhibitions include: Sacred | Profane, 2014, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR (altered book); Outside the Margin, 2014, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD (altered book); Collage 2014,FLOW Art Space, St. Paul, MN (collage); Greater Than the Sum, National Collage Society, 2014, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO (collage); Collage, 2014, (SCENE)Metrospace, East Lansing, MI (collage); Book Power Redux, 2014, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, and University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (artistís book).