Featured Artist | Vlasta Smola

Beauty is the main reason and purpose for my art. I spare no obstacle in both challenging and expressing the power and mystery of beauty.

My favorite media are acrylics and watercolor. The subject matter are birds in their real or mythological interaction with the human universe. I strive to depict the dualistic nature of reality, conscious and subconscious states of the mind, and to create examples of modern mythology. My paintings explore a dream-conscious state in order to increase a depth of perception and to develop a poetic world view.

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Featured Artist | Atom Hovhanesyan

NY based artist since 2009, working primarily in oil and ink. Studied at the Art Students League, National Academy of NY and Grand Central Academy. As a faithful and respectful learner, then successor of legendary master’s vision, style and performance, loved very much traditional choice of medium and ground his own colors. And after colossal dedication to art, some times, 72 hours nonstop painting or drawing, unintentionally or maybe subconsciously created unique, unrepeatable style and technique in post divisionism and ink drawings, never observed before.

Below, are Atom’s own understanding and description of his art works in these particular two styles:

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Featured Artist | Cherie Lee

A multidisciplinary artist with a main focus on sculpture and engraving of material as diverse as actual natural eggshells to hand- forged steel. I find the strength and fragility of these two mediums themselves reflect my personality as well as my subject matter.

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Featured Artist | Paul Pinzarrone

This work is a study of how nature and power rhyme. It is an exploration of candy-colored sensual puzzles printed on metallic paper on the back side of clear plexiglas. Viewers are drawn in closer to feel comforted yet disturbed, to wonder if it is science fiction or science illustration, mythology or an updated version of Titian’s master paintings. Tensions are created with hints of sensuality but paused at the detachment.

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Featured Artist | Eugene Kuperman

Eugene Kuperman is a published and an award winning artist. Eugene’s work is in many private collections including in a private collection of Robert Harris Rothchild who has many notable works in his collection by artists like: Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Ernst, Lichtenstein, and many more. An art catalog came out in 2012 featuring many of those artists as well as the work commissioned from Eugene. From 2010 to his passing in 2014, Eugene Kuperman studied with a renowned Russian artist Leonid Steele whose works are in many museums in the world, including pieces in the notable Tretakov Gallery in Russia. One of Leonid’s former teachers was a student of a famous Russian landscape painter: Isaac Levitan and another teacher he had, was a student of the famous Russian artist: Ilya Repin. From the end of 2014 since Leonid’s passing, Eugene studied painting with an award winning artist Lance Richlin until 2016 whose technical lineage goes back to the French Academic Masters of the 19th century and one of the teachers that he studied under taught Norman Rockwell.

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Featured Artist | Franck Sastre

The painter Franck Sastre the color invades his mind and eyes when he picks up the palette and begins to mix his delusions of colors, to compose his new works that we present: La Dame des fleurs, Jean Michel Basquiat, Pas de folie, Broken black soul .

He continues to give a lot of personality to his way of painting trying to break the ways of expressing the drawing and the way of giving color. Searching within his creative instinct in painting that desire of any painter to create his own style.

A large painting exhibition called “1920s” has been presented to us in Stockholm and Madrid a month ago but with the originality that the painter Franck has shared his work with another painter Asun Glez doing both paintings. Some of his works will be exhibited at Art Basel Miami.

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Featured Artist | Wenli Liu

Born in Beijing, China, Wenli’s interest for drawing started to show in her early childhood, and has become her focus ever since. She graduated from Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in the 90’s, and following her passion for literature and arts, worked as journalist/editor many years. In 1998, she started studying at the San Francisco Academy of Art University, majoring in Graphic design.

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Featured Artist | Ric Conn

I am an expressionist artist and my work is concerned not with objective reality but is metaphorical — telling a story through the symbolism of life. I strive to evoke reactions either positive or negative. Distortion, exaggeration, and fantasy are the filters through which I paint the modern world. My work is not conventional, academic, or the new modernism. I am creating a new avant-garde.

I believe in equality and I want my work to reflect that. The stories in my paintings are situations that everyone faces equally, I paint them from the female perspective because, unfortunately, women are still targeted unfairly so I put them front and center to, in my way, show that we are all equal.

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Featured Artist | Robert Brown

Robert Brown | Lynbrook, NY https://www.suavedesign.net I am an illustrator, instructor, and fine artist specializing in Acrylics. I studied at Pratt Institute.

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Featured Artist | J. Enrique Portas

My works are an interpretation of a voyage to self-discovery seen through the eyes of retained memories. Memories are the driving force that sculpt my paintings. When placed onto the canvas, the sequences of these memories intermingle to expose, at times, a sense of uniformity while, at other times, a juxtaposition of emotions, perceptions and a melded reality.

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Featured Artist | Kathy Copsey

Kathy S. Copsey is a self-taught artist & has been a serious artist for over 30 years. Her focus is on pencil & digital drawings & acrylic & oil paintings, but she works with other mediums as well including computer graphics & minor video editing & production, and writing. As an artist, her purpose is to share, convey, & recreate the love & passion she feels, regardless of what the subject matter she is working with. Through the creation of art, one is able to explore one’s passions, perhaps creating inspiration & the drive within others to strive for their own goals.

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Featured Artist | Marina Clemente

What touches me deeply nowadays is the increasing disconnection that people experience between and within themselves.

The development of technology, which is meant to increase communication, is paradoxically limiting the situations that favor genuine contact and is creating a very fast paced reality.

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