"In my work, I try to unearth the beauty which is hidden in the mediums I use. Flowing designs, contrasting colors, and hand-carving techniques establish a dramatic style that allows each collection and each piece to be unique. I design keeping in mind the union between the body and the jewelry resulting in a soft, comfortable feeling for the wearer. I design for the woman who wants to look and feel attractive, artistic, stylish and one-of-a-kind."
Steve Moors' Studio
"I create original hand-rendered large format digital prints. I work digitally, using a digital version of an HB pencil, with many, many hours of rendering. I bring the same sensibility and discipline from when I had my brick and mortar studio, as this quality resides in my mind, not in my location. For good, or bad, wherever I go, my head goes too. And let’s not forget that not using canvas, brushes and wooden frames means we’re saving a few trees along the way too.
The motivation for my work is essentially driven by my fascination with the incongruities and conflicting self-deceptions created by the struggle between our primal and present modern selves. This quality essentially defines us. Something we can all relate to. This confluence of evolutionary insistence maps the ways in which we navigate our window of time. It continually negotiates the ever racing existential landscape within which we have only ourselves for the company. I’m excited, and surprised, by the work. It brings together the multifaceted aspects of my life experience as ingredients for a fresh, cohesive, yet always exploratory world view. Which perhaps represents a small evolutionary step of my own. For what I can offer, my work is an attempt to present these phenomena in a visual language that is focused enough to address the issue at hand, yet broad enough not to be colloquially or culturally exclusive. In essence, I see them as contemporary visual sutras, to be pondered, considered and absorbed. I sincerely wish for you to be uplifted, and then, perhaps, to pay that forward."
- Steve Moor
January 12, 2021
by Ellen Opman
Some artists transcend the boundaries of time and place; they are equally at ease in their abilities to express human emotions or portray an interplay of objects on a piece of canvas. Miroslav is such an artist. Born in Ivano-Frankivsk, a town in the Western part of Ukraine, he, by his own acknowledgment, grew up in love and happiness, surrounded by the picturesque Carpathian Mountains. His passion for the region would later translate into landscapes reflecting on the natural beauty of the countryside.
October 6, 2020
The modernist legacy continues to inspire some artists working today, who remained devoted to the explorations of the painterly surface while projecting their own aesthetic or conceptual persuasions. The practice of the Russian-born artist Elena Zelenina nicely illustrates this claim, as it is reminiscent of Marc Chagall’s painting, on one hand, and the spiritual preoccupations of Wassily Kandinsky on the other.
Zelenina's contemplative dreamscapes are a manifestation of the way the artist perceives spirituality since to her, everything in life is about spirituality or enlightenment, about what she likes to describe as "enlightened living."
August 06, 2020
A Russian-born and New York-based contemporary artist, Alexander Rees is known for vibrant brushwork and spatially open and airy compositions. A truly multi-talented individual, Rees is also a professional musician and a highly regarded teacher.
Celebrating the beauty of the cities in all seasons of the year, his works are characterized by a beautiful blending and mixing of the colors. His works have been described as wonderfully scenic, imbued with atmospheric moods and feelings.
January 11, 2021
by Ellen Opman
Meet Costa Gorelov – our Featured Artist of the Month. Costa is an emerging artist whose recent success has translated into increased sales in Europe and the US. His style most closely resembles that of Egon Schiele, mainly due to his use of nudity and self-portraits. However, Costa’s “wave” technique is unique in its use of translucent oils and rich, vibrant paints to smooth color transition between shadows and halftones. His works are instantly recognizable.
November 1, 2020
by Ellen Opman
The artist’s vibrant works are organized in cycles by year and color. One glance at the compositions can tell you a lot about their author’s inner world and original vision. They are simultaneously chaotic and orderly, akin to the cacophony of the modern symphony. Each line represents a note, each color hue is a tone, together producing a beautiful melody. It is not surprising that Arismendi’s unique style is inspired by music and mathematics. Both subjects are known for their abstract concepts that, when channeled purposefully, result in the most harmonious display. The artist says, “I owe to music and dance the colors and movements I depict in my paintings. The choreography of shades, tones, and lines, the spontaneity of gestures and palettes, are all guided by a non-verbal state of mind. The beauty of mathematics also inspires my sense of accuracy and discipline. It serves as a counterpoint of the wildest instincts in the act of creation.”
August 10, 2020
Natalia Koren Kropf refers to her artworks as “visual poems,” created across a splendid variety of media: drawing, painting, printmaking, works on paper and sculpture. Her lyrical language seems to stem from a connection with nature, initially hinted at by the titles of some of her series: the linocuts named Summer Memory, Purple Sunset, Blue Evening; her watercolors depicting Northern Light or Winter Sun; Spring Blossoms and Windy Day, belonging to the ink drawings.
There is also something organic about it all, perhaps most notably in the abstract intaglios: intricate shapes floating in a sensitive color palette, somehow calm in comparison with the more frenetic abstractions found in the Musical Movement series, evoking the vivacity of music through stronger hues. The organic thought also translates into ceramic, bronze, or terra-cotta sculptures, as their three-dimensional interpretations.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I had a very positive experience while participating in a few exhibitions with Artios Gallery. When I first met gallery owners, I knew right away that I was dealing with professionals, who knew how to curate a show.
Artios gallery offers a very intimate, deep encounter with a broad spectrum of artists of all ages and genders, representing many different cultures, nations, and backgrounds. For me personally - a professional woman living in NYC, a collector trained in art history, it has been a heartwarming experience to watch the Artios gallery to blossom from the start, with a lot of personal, detailed input from its organizers.
A well-appointed gallery with an interesting selection of contemporary art. I appreciate their desire to bring in new talent. You can view all art online. You will be inspired by what you see at Artios.