Born in Catamarca -Argentina in 1954. Lives and works in Spain since 1988.A native of Argentina, Pablo Schugurensky creates works that boldly interpret the people andplaces around him. Today he lives and works in Spain, but the sights and sounds of Buenos Airescontinue to influence his work. His style, marked by masterful renderings, social commentary, anddeep psychological insight, calls to mind the unblinking realities of great Spanish artists Goya andVelazquez. Schugurensky has also expressed great admiration for modern masters of statements oncanvas such as German Expressionists George Grosz and Max Beckman, and the Anglo-IrishFrancis Bacon. In the last decade, Schugurensky has taken these strong European influences andblended them with Argentinian themes, creating powerful portraits of the unknown denizens ofBuenos Aires' brothels and music clubs, as well as tributes to well-known countrymen CarlosGardel and Astor Piazzolla. This exhibit will feature a selection of works that mirror the ages ofhuman life, contrasting young and old, beautiful and ugly - while capturing the inner dignity andcharacter of all his subjects with a bold, sympathetic, and unapologetically confrontational .
Lars Elling (b. 1966) was educated at The National Academy of the Arts, Bergen. Elling works with tempera on canvas as his media of communication. Elling is a story teller. His layers of imagery evoke memories of childhood, with the possible disturbance and trauma written between the lines. Family is the repetitive theme in Elling’s works; familiar moments infiltrated by surprising or unpleasant elements. The formalistic aspect of Lars Elling’s paintings is characterized by the erased and the broken. The pure visual expression has a meaningful function, where story and poetry are strong fundamentals. The paintings can be seen as a burst of memory, a description of a moment, where the almost experienced or almost seen is presented in a dreamlike and poetic expression.
Elling’s works is included in the collections of the Norwegian National Gallery, Trondheim Museum of Art, the EU Commission, and Arts Council Norway, as well as being represented in many private collections in Norway and abroad.
Lars Elling has been with Galleri Brandstrup since 2003
LARS ELLING Born 1966 in Oslo, Norway Resides and works in Oslo, Norway
EDUCATION 1988–93 Statens Høgskole for Kunsthåndverk og Design, Bergen. 1995–2000 Portrettegner i Dagsavisen.
«"Mélanzé" means mixed up in the Réunion Creole language.
Mixing up bodies and faces. Mixing up strokes, line and colour. Mixing up technique. Mixing means taking risks and this is what drives me.
These bodies and these faces are the starting point of my work, a common basis for my pictorial research.
These fragments, these superimpositions, these mixes represent a fantasy of the body; I want them to be partial - without beginning or end, without a single point of view - and at the same time I want them to be global, within the limits imposed by the canvas. These bodies, this flesh, they are still enough to tell a story.
"Mélanzé" veut dire Mélangé en créole Réunionnais.
Mélanger les corps et les visages. Mélanger la touche, le trait et la couleur. Mélanger le style ou la manière. Mélanger, c'est prendre des risques, et cette mise en danger m'est stimulante.
Ces corps et ces visages deviennent un prétexte à peindre, une base commune à mes recherches picturales.
Ces fragments, ces superpositions, ces agglomérats, ces mélanges, sont une représentation fantasmée du corps, à la fois partielle, sans début ni fin, sans point de vue unique, et en même temps je la veux globale dans les limites imposées par la toile. Tout du moins suffisamment complète pour que ces corps et ces chairs recomposés racontent.»
Peintre depuis 2010. Graphiste, designer produit et espace de 2000 à 2010.
Education Diplôme d'Etude Supérieur de Concepteur Designer en 2000, -DESCD-, Institut Européen de Design, Toulon.
1990 Mudanya’da doğdu. 2008 Bursa Zeki Müren Anadolu Güzel Sanatlar Lisesi Resim Bölümü’nden mezun oldu. 2012 Hacettepe Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Resim Bölümü’nden mezun oldu. 2011 İngiltere, Londra, Southampton Üniversitesi Winchester School Of Art Academy
Biography: Shefqet Avdush Emini was bornd in Davidovc - Kosovo. Currently live and work in Holland, after having graduated from the Fine Art Academy in Prishtina, Kosovo. I have work as a lecturer but always been occupied by my painting and sculpture, I now work as a professional artist. The artist describes my work as “figurative abstract expressionism” and incorporates a vibrant palette and a-layering of colour. I use oil on canvas to create my expressive pieces that blur abstraction with figurative elements. My works are often bold in their use of colour and brushstrokes. I have exhibited in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Louver France, Belgium, Romania,Egypte,Turkay,China, Macedonie(Tetov) Croatia, Servie, Bosnia and Kosovo in both group and solo exhibitions.
"Azam Atakhanov finished High Art Industrial Art (Stroganov) in 1989. A member of the Moscow Union of Artists. Works are in the State Museum of Oriental Art, Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Fine Arts. Kamoliddin Bekhzod, Dushanbe, in the Tyumen Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow Museum of Art and Industry Academy. Stroganov, as well as in private and corporate collections in Russia and abroad."
"As I quietly paint, I have both decisive moments and an earnest, listening eye. What occurs in the midst of this is nuance, happy accidents, intuitive associations, humor, brooding and reduction.
The Erosion Series is about seeing the beauty in the natural event of decay and building an aesthetic around it. I have recently focused this series on abstract imagery based on my Magnolia Tree. It is through the lens of tending this Magnolia, that the bounty of images centered on the decay of the leaves, pods and seeds, has made me appreciate that within reduction the more possibility there will be."
Anna Carll was born in 1960 in Charleston, WV, into a large German-American family with five other siblings. Raised in Sarasota, FL, Carll’s early influences were imprinted in a tropical and urban setting. In 1984, Carll received her BA from the University of Florida, after which she emigrated to Atlanta, GA, where she lived and worked for 16 years. Carll spent 12 years honing her craft in the North Georgia Mountains under the influence of the beautiful Appalachians in the Blue Ridge area. Carll now makes her home in Chattanooga, TN.
Carll began her career as an illustrator and graphic designer, with a strong background in art history, then eventually migrated toward fine art. During her career as a designer in Atlanta, Carll freelanced with the Trousdell Design Studio on the Bally’s Casino Hotel’s account and her independent clients included: Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, Canada Life Insurance and Southwire. In 1992, Carll began private study with the late painter Ouida Canaday who founded the Artists’ Atelier of Atlanta and was co-founder of the Atlanta Piedmont Arts Festival. Canaday was a contemporary of the Atlanta artist, Joe Perrin. In 1999, Carll quit the graphic design industry to become a full-time painter. From that point onward she evolved as a self-taught artist. Carll’s main influences are Picasso, Matisse, Gerhard Richter & Pat Steir.
Carll’s abstract work is based on the concept of erosion and utilizes a lot of the techniques that she first developed with her figurative work.
Carll’s first gallery representation began in 1997 with Bender Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta. Carll is now represented by several galleries in the United States. Carll’s work is collected by a diverse group of patrons in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. Education 1984 BA, College of Fine Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Professional Experience 2009 Masters Series Workshop Instructor: BRMAA, Blue Ridge GA 1992 Private study with the late painter, Ouida Canaday, Atlanta, GA 1984-99 Freelance illustrator & graphic designer in Atlanta, GA
"I want to unleash the subconscious that is hidden behind human masked exterior."
Vigen Sogomonyan's rich style is fascinating and captivating in its simplicity. His world is a dimension where dreams can transform into reality, a world created by delicate mixture of bright colors and deep shadows as well as smooth sensuous curves and surfaces which are lush and inviting. His imaginary characters are presented in exotic and colorful costumes while captured during mysterious and intriguing interactions, sometimes with unusual but symbolic objects. The artist uses intense and vivid colors to exude the perpetual turmoil which exists inside the human core. This turmoil is expressed through dramatic color combinations, facial and hand gestures, and through texture and surface of his paintings. The gestures of his characters as well as surrounding atmosphere exhibit both humor and tragedy within human beings and their relationships. Sogomonyan's discovery of mankind's need for acceptance leads him to portray the rehearsed exterior which wails our innermost thoughts and feelings. His portrayal of this deliberate concealment of true being creates an inherent deceptive quality, which can be seen in artist's paintings. Within each character, there exists a shroud of mystery, which is immediately evidenced by the subject's theatrical garb. Born in to an artistic family, Vigen was greatly influenced by art and decided to dedicate his life to art at an early age. His education and training gave him a solid background, while his love and fascination of world of mystery gave him the inspiration for his paintings. Currently, residing in Los Angeles, internationally known artist Vigen Sogomonyan continues to create his magnificent works of art.
"Sogomonyan “What I want, is to take people to a new world and have them escape their normal humdrum lives.” Vigen’s world is a delicate mixture of bright colors and deep shadows, as well as smooth sensuous curves and surfaces which are lush and inviting, a dimension where dreams can transform into reality. Born in 1969 to an artistic family, he was influenced by art an an early age, and of 14 when he began attending art school. He continued his education, and in 1988 enrolled in the Artistic - Theatrical Institute of Yerevan, Armenia, where he studied Graphic Design. His education and training gave him a solid background, while his love of stories, and especially fairy tales became a noticeable contributor to all his work. Utilizing a combination of influences such as historical period dress, the circus, and traditional costumers, Vigen clothes his imaginary creatures in exotic and colorful costumes, while placing them with unusual and often symbolic objects. His rich style is fascinating in its simplicity, and captivating in where the images take you. Presently living in Los Angeles, Vigen continues to explore and create other worlds of fantasy and color."
Fernando Álvarez Alonso nació en La Coruña (España) el 2 de febrero de 1943. Frecuenta la Escuela de Bellas Artes de La Coruña, fue discípulo de Luis Quintas Goyanes Marqués de Almeiras y José Montemayor grabador de la Real Casa de La Moneda. Diplomado por el Berufsschule für Maschinen und Stahlbau Köln (Germany). Manifestaciones más importantes: 1975 Galería De Arte Manzoni Milán
Born in New Jersey, Sapiro lives with his wife in Connecticut.
He paints landscapes, still lives, and dreamscapes.
“Fascinated by ‘the moment when natures fuses light and air, and creates a work of art’, Sapiro captures the ethereal, spiritual, magical tones, light and mood of nature. In delicately and subtly applied glazes, his images explore the moods of morning and evening on marshes and rivers of the area. Still lifes evoke a sense of both mystery and beauty in their hints at abstraction, and occasionally Sapiro takes on the human figure with an eye for the exotic and arresting character. He has published articles and books on clay form modeling methods, built his own harpsichord, taught himself a high level of color photography and did his own color processing. He has dabbled in inventing and in optics as well, all the while, however, continuing to experiment with painting in watercolor and in oil.” (antiquesandthearts.com)
He is the author of “(t)he definitive examination of the fundamental process of handbuilding clay” (“Clay: Handbuilding”; Davis Publications). His books have sold over 48,000 copies and have been considered authoritative classics in the classroom and the studio for over 30 years.
Smokenders Prize, Paint & Clay Club Annual, 1981 New Haven, Ct
Hilda P. Levy Watercolor Prize, Paint & Clay Club Annual, 1986 New Haven, Ct
Shortell Prize, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual, 1986
C.W.S. Award, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual, 1988
"I use art as a means of knowledge. I'm inspired mainly by music, especially modern Italian songs. I am inspired by people. It is important to me that my paintings are made using high quality materials and to the highest standards - by this I mean the combination of high levels of performance, creative reflection, planning and impromptu execution. Along with my ongoing painting practice, I continue to study painting.
I use oil-based paint that is often quite fluid - my painting is like a watercolour technique - using oils. Sometimes I work with thicker paint, that emphasises the expression of a stroke. For me, the picture should 'live'.
Born in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, in 1977. From 1992 to 1995 studied at the Art College of the Alma-Ata From 1995 to 1999 studied at the Academy of Arts of Repin in St. Petersburg. From 2001 to 2004 studied at the Art School "RHoK" in Brussels. From 2006 to 2007 studied at the Academy of Arts in Antwerp.
Ismet Jonuzi is a sculptor. Works and lives in Prishtina, Kosovo
"I want to express through it who we are, how we live and die.Was born on 9th February 1961 in Rahovica 1986 Scolarship Internationale Des Arts Paris1996 Heinrich Boll Schtiftung Germany.
"My art, like my life, carries the scars of a bloody war. My art is direct and symbolic, and my desire to tell a story, the story of my homeland and my people is my passion. I maintains a studio in Prishtina, Kosova. I use the very same weapons from the war in Kosova to make my sculptures. I discovered them in factory where they were collected to be destroyed. These weapons have been made useless, and in a way, I have given them new life. What better way to openly demonstrate the war is over. I was always fascinated by the Nouveau-Realists such as César Baldaccini and Jean Tinguely, as I always try to do something strange and unknown. For a long time I have collected different found objects and materials to make my sculptures, such as car parts or everyday objects from life. But weapons, for me, are the most powerful material. They are the only objects which speak concretely about the war and the violence. With these weapons I can explain the reality of war in my Country. These are the actual weapons people fought with. Machine-guns, Kalashnikovs and knives that are made to take lives and destroy them . Through the shape, line and volume I have tried to express the drama that we have experienced as a community in this part of the Balkans. My work represents the wounded soul of my homeland. From the very first moment, when I saw the weapons, I immediately felt strange and afraid. Weapons are fear, war, power and death. For a long time I had them in my studio before I could do anything. I would think to myself, what should I do with all of them. That is when I started to make my sculptures. An even though they are sculptures to the viewer, they still remain weapons to me."
1996 - The 10 artist of Duren - City Prize Duren,D 2004 - First Prize Exhibition Kosova Art Asotiation Prishtina,Ks 2005 - Third Prize International Miniprint Tetovo,Mk 2006 - First Prize International Exhibition Muslim Mulliqi Prize Kosova Art Gallery Prishtina,Ks 2007 - Grand Prix 4th International Drawing Competition Melbourne, Australia 2009 - Mention Honorable awardInternational Drawing Competition Melbourne,Australia , 2011- Third Prize in 6th International Drawing Competition Melbourne,Australia , 2012- Competiton Art Revolution Taipei The winner of Best in Show
Syrian artist Safwan Aslan - Born in Homs, Syria in 1973. He graduated from Subhi shuaib Fine Arts Institute in 1998. Participated in many exhibitions in Syria and United Arab Emirates. Paints a realistic expressive human, in a way Sufi and emotional. Characters modified dreamy, imagine the human feelings of different cases.
Willi Sitte (28 February 1921 – 8 June 2013) was a German painter who was for a long time the president of the East German association of visual artists.
The painter and graphic designer Willi Sitte was born in Chrastava, Czechoslovakia. He began to study art in 1936 at the North Bohemian Industrial Museum school in Liberec, and later at the Hermann Goring Meisterschule. He was expelled in 1941 when he co-authored a letter protesting the school's training methods, and was then drafted into military service. While posted in Italy in 1945, Sitte joined a group of Italian partisans. In 1946, he returned to his native town and worked there for a German anti-fascist group. Already active in the communist youth movement from the 30s, he soon moved to what was then the Soviet-occupied zone of Germany. Sitte's artistic work and his lifestyle were closely bound up with the political and cultural developments in the German Democratic Republic, where he would become a highly influential figure among artists and critics. As a painter, Sitte was influenced by early Italian artists, as well as Leger and Picasso and the Mexican muralist David Siqueiros. He initially painted decorative and lyrical compositions, but in the 50s his paintings took on a pictorial quality, depicting biblical, mythological and socialist philosophical themes. In the 1960s, Sitte began to concentrate on the Marxist themes of class struggle and anti-imperialism. During this period, his influence in artistic circles of the GDR increased. He held a chair at the training institute Hochschule fur Industrielle Formgestaltung, and was eventually elected president, in 1974, of the union for artists and craftsmen, the Verband Bildender Kunstler der DDR. In this position, which he held until 1988, Sitte had the responsibility for maintaining the artistic principles of the party. Sitte supported the Communist Party through the 1980s. Even after he lost his post at the Verband, he was considered an honorary president by a hard-line group within the union. Through the 1990s, Sitte continued to paint human figures in a bold, realistic style which reflected the eclectic origins of his technique.
1966 Born in Leipzig as son of Greek political immigrants 1992-1997 Studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig under supervision of Prof. Arno Rink 1994 Birth of Daughter Nike 1997 Diploma Graduate Painting at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig 1997-2000 Post-graduate studies under supervision of Prof. Arno Rink 1997 Free State of Saxony scholarship holder 2002 Art Award of the German Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken 2005 Work-abroad grant awarded in the USA given by the Ministry of Arts and the Greater Columbus Art Council 2007 ISCP scholarship, New York City 2010 Participation at the Venice Biennale (12.Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Italy) 2011 Participation at the 4 th Guangzhou-Triennial (Guangdong Art Museum. China) 2013-2014 Exhibition-Tour through Germany, Austria, Netherlands
"In 1963 I was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1980 I started drawing with pencil and paper, and then learned to paint with oils. Never having agreed with the method of art education in school, all my techniques in the application of art materials were self-taught. Being interested in all that encompasses art and design I decided to investigate computer art. In January 2000 my first formal education in multimedia design was completed, enabling me to pursue a career in the digital arts.
The strongest social critical period of my work was from 1980 until 1989, the years that I lived in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Many turbulent surrealistic paintings were produced which contained images critical of the government at that time. Deciding to express my unrest with the current social/governmental situation I put caution aside and produced several exhibitions of my artwork. My hope being to wake the people up and to bring about change.
The GDR showed no tolerance and in October of 1989 I was told to leave the country or go to prison. I moved from East Berlin. Living and working in Tuebingen, South Germany, Italy and back to Berlin from 1989 to 1992 my education in the arts grew. Gradually the aggressive attitude in my paintings transitioned to more peaceful topics and my understanding of art techniques expanded. Ten years ago my response to landscape painting was one of repulsion, I found it very boring. Today I have found a path leading me back to landscapes but not the traditional type. Instead I incorporate an element of the fantastic or cosmic bringing about a sense of the surreal. I feel that the time is coming for a new direction. Instead of following tight photographic images of everyday life or human / mental deformations I am turning to a stronger direction of fantastic and surrealist imagery. My journey continues."
"The pictures of Anne Worbes look for hidden, unusual beauty and arrange the view metaphorically on and beneath the skin. Forms of Existence dance or rest in the dream of reality. Human being looks for itself or it´s opposite. New and familiar things meet in the asylum of colours.”
Anne Worbes - VITA
born: 1966 in Jena, childhood in Kahla, Meiningen, Immenrode, Stadtlengsfeld
1982-86 study at the theological - pedagogical seminar at the Hainstein in Eisenach
1986-87 work with youth and children acknowledgment year in Eisenberg, child and youth work
1987-93 living and working in Halle/Saale
1988 daughter Undine
1991 daughter Iphigenie
1993 removal to Thüringen (Thuringia)
1995 daughter Ophelia
1996 religious - pedagogical Vocation intensive devotion to the painting from the earliest childhood, participation on various courses, exhibition participation
since 1999 free working painter
2003 admission into the professional association of educating artists