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.
Michael Katz takes everyday images, impressions one may remember from the past and by using a selective tinting process or a combination of light, contrast and use of colour, and with his creative talent and digital techniques, he transforms them into fascinating art works. These vivid images, in a nod to Dadaism and Nouveau Réalisme and later to the collages by Mimmo Rotella, become truly contemporary images and he blends them with a constant gradation and harmony of dimensions to become a fascinating collage of images and memories.
Enzo Trapani was born in Santa Fe, Argentina and moved to the USA in the mid 80’s to become a doctor of neurology. However, it was not until he pursued his dream as an artist that his life changed. In order to reach people using colours and form, he spends a great deal of time creating, blending colours, taking photos, and shaping stones without altering nature
Chris paints using shapes and vivid single colours and she is particularly interested in painting circles and squares. She defines circles as representing generosity and a giving spirit while squares represent the order within life and sensibility. Her choice of colours is also essential to her art. The lines and recurring geometric shapes represent the texture of an emotion that Chris communicates through these carefully-selected colours and their nuances, which dominate every work
David states that “fine art is a form of expression where works are a visual metaphor for a shared experience. My latest work is about a process not unlike jazz composition, action initiated over a familiar structure. The paintings also respond to location, as my move to Florida has resulted in a greater emphasis on the depiction of light and I believe has heightened the importance of colour in my painting.”
Marybel Gallegos is a Mexican abstract artist who is inspired by aspects of living in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico: the light, the unforgettable beauty of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the colour of the nearby forest. She uses different techniques such as watercolour, charcoal, pencil, and acrylics to create her work, but oil is her preferred technique because it gives her the most freedom to develop her innermost feelings