Buddhism and meditation occupy a very important place in the life of Rieko Karrer Sugihara who is of Japanese origin and lives in Lausanne in Switzerland. “I wish to feel the air that goes through the space in my work and gives out a light and calm energy. In using traditional Japanese materials, I try to create a refined atmosphere with concise strokes, breathing in a natural luminosity in order to awake our thoughts….” When the artist creates her works she enters in a particular state, immersing herself in her universe and she strives to attain the state of plenitude. The work of this artist is without ornament, it presents simplicity and authenticity and with an economic manner she uses symbols, lines and circles together with calligraphy and automatic drawing.
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“I have been working creating furniture for about 25 years, always with overwhelming love of art and artisanship. In my creative work, I join the cultural heritage of the craft with art in an intriguing encounter. The shapes are found within me and nature is my source of inspiration. The way from a feeling in the body to the creative work of the hand is my utter passion – and endlessly fascinating. I live and have my creative space in Sweden. In my art you find extreme and contrast in balance and harmony.”
Ilana Yaron’s works consists of media and multimedia and are a combination of abstract, textures with symbols and personal codes, emotion merges with sense, the past with the present and the strong with the weak. “It can be said that Ilana Yaron is an artist who acts silently with impressive creative peace blended with privacy, and who creates with unrelenting assertiveness, drama and obsession that spurns her on.” (Doron Polak)
Often triggered by a simple observation of his immediate environment such as landscapes, Max Werner seems to love the challenge of an unusual composition, and the capturing of the diversity of light in the various places he travels to. Perhaps to get a deeper understanding of his work, it helps to know that Magritte is one of Werner’s favourite artists. Werner generally paints in his studio a few weeks after having seen his subject matter, using sketches and photos, but never relying on recorded reality.
Trond Are Berge lives and works in his native Norway. The artist’s relationship, as a Norwegian, to natural elements, such as wood, fire and water, shapes and constructs the narratives and compositions of his works. Light is always central to his photographs. His compositions move line and form into expressions that compel the viewer to pause, to summon feelings of emotions, uniting structure and colour to elicit introspection, to appreciate those who have learned to live under open skies.