Philip Mckay is an award-winning artist from Liverpool, United Kingdom. His mostly black and white photographs are digitally manipulated to create a surreal effect on ordinary objects inserted in an unexpected setting. Beautiful and expressive images evoke a mood of seclusion and contemplation. They challenge the viewers’ immediate perception of reality. Just as Rene Magritte and Storm Thorgerson, the artists that inspired him, Philip creates fascinating scenery that is simultaneously aesthetically pleasing and thought-provoking.
Katsura Okada was born in Tokyo, Japan, attended Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design and has a Master of Japanese Calligraphy Arts from the Tokyo Academy of Calligraphy Art. The artist’s distinctive works include a myriad of tiny dots painted by brush in different colors and arranged in a particular order to give an impression of an organic form or an abstract shape. Katsura utilizes powdered golden pigments, ink and natural liquid adhesive on handmade paper to produce her unique lightweight paintings.
November 9, 2021
When abstraction became the leading art movement in the 20th century, its proponents, including Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Pablo Picasso, made a comparison between art and science and stated that art could be abstract as science. However, they never left a blueprint saying how to abstract. Several decades later, the Russian artist Sergey Dozhd, created Sciarsism, a new movement in contemporary art that addresses this problem and represents the science of artistic abstraction through which artists can understand and explain their work to other artists and viewers. To celebrate this achievement, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) staged this fall the exhibition Sciarsism and Sciarsists, including Artios Gallery's Elena Seroff.
April 2, 2021
The early 20th-century modernist tendencies were, among other things, characterized by an interest in the spiritual; the belief that the artistic vision is charged with numerous sensations that come from another realm was expressed in the way the artists experimented with colors, compositions, and an overall effect of the painting.
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.”
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."
December 23, 2021
Romanian-born artist Florian-Doru Crihana has over three decades of artistic practice and over 80 awards behind him. His career started when he decided to move away from his engineering career and immerse himself more deeply into visual arts. Although he was a satirist and has won awards for his satirical drawings, a turn to paintings revealed his full creative potential.
Topics the artist explores evolved over the years, from satirical reflections on the dictatorship in Romania to present explorations of modern cities and the details hiding in plain view that many of us miss.
August 26, 2021
Art is a life journey - explains artist Anya Rubin. Art encompasses human experience and shows us its multifacetedness; we encounter all of its aspects - both positive and negative - in art. Art analyzes, dissects, and exposes this experience; it guides us through visual narratives of contemporary social, spiritual, and political conditions and shows them to us for what they are.
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.
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.
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.
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