Featured Artist – Sakinno Wu

Sakinno Wu is a contemporary artist and educator, born and raised on the east coast of China, currently residing in San Francisco, California. Her curiosity about the unknown and the new inspired her to experience the world through travel and exploration. Socrates said, “know yourself,” and her work has allowed her to explore the meaning of life itself. Studying abroad transformed her identity and art, while her background has retained her native Chinese sensibilities.

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Featured Artist – Anton Hoeger

“I am a realist through and through, apolitical and not moralizing. This realism, which tends less to represent reality than to establish reality, rejects any emphasis and any dramatic sensation or satirical intention in a work of art. They are authentic creations, separate from the abstract and from what could be contemptuously described as illustrative. The supposedly realistic pictorial designs are not simple representations of a depictable reality, but always reconstructions that transcend mere experience. I try to represent the found or invented motif in such a way that as an artist I give the viewer the feeling of encountering a new reality that has more weight than just an image.

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Featured Artist – Robert Frankel

I LIKE TO NOTICE THINGS: patterns of cracks on the street, colors of sprinkles scattered across the white icing on a doughnut, the texture of peeling bark. I try to use my brush to capture the tension between patterns, colors, and textures.If I am successful, those who view my work will feel the same joy I feel when creating it. As a self taught artist I have spent over 20 years exploring painting and wood sculpting. My work is abstract featuring bright colors, unusual geometric shapes, and various textures.

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Featured Artist – Mary Webster

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Featured Artist – Mark Freeman

Featured Artist Mark Freeman – Denver, CO I was born in Birmingham but have been in Denver for over 25 years. My mom is an artist and inspired me to love art; the first time she took me to the Birmingham Museum of Art I knew I was hooked. I have been an artist most […]

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Featured Artist – Stacy Solodkin

Painting at its best for me is pure self expression. It’s a practice of letting go and allowing something to flow through me and onto the page. People have always said that my work feels alive which is exactly how I experience them- both during my process and after. Because the various elements I work with are fluid I’m able to continuously manipulate the flow, color and structure which leaves me feeling like I’m actually collaborating with the elements to create each piece. Whether I’m using encaustics, pigmented alcohol inks, acrylics or resin-I try my best to keep myself in unison with them…And if I am quiet and listen closely the paintings talk to me.

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Featured Artist – Amy O’Hearn

I’m Amy O’Hearn, a New Orleans artist who works from my home studio. Art has saved my soul. For years, I had no inspiration, I felt constrained by my job and completely drained every day. Until I started painting. Through a meditative and intuitive approach, I have unleashed my creativity. I thrive on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before I start to paint, I clear my mind and let the colors and the brush take me away. I find it very fulfilling when other people interpret my art, noticing things I haven’t. When possible I like to name my paintings after the visions others see.

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Featured Artist – Wenkai Li

Wenkai Li was born in Shenzhen, China in 1993. She received her MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art (2018). She is a photographer and video creator. For now, she lives in Manhattan, New York. In my artworks, I want to talk about the relationship between the real world and the ideal world. I think the ideal world is always present form people’s spiritual and dreams are the continuation of life and diffusion of perception. So I always use a dream as an entry point. I want to create my own dreamland, which is fulfilled with my personal emotion and my understanding of time, space, and emotion. For me, idealism is a pursuit based on belief. Idealism must be based on the spiritual level, but it does not exclude material. Then, idealism is closely linked with faith and it always from some places where have belief. With the development of society, people become more and more realism because of some specifical reasons. I still remember a sentence from a famous fiction from China: everything is forced by life. If there are so many terrible things in our life, we have to face it. Because have to we face it so that we become realism. This behavior will make us forget the original dream form heart. I am not saying that realism is not good, I just want to say we live in a real world but we still need to keep something beautiful inner.

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Featured Artist – Lee Lessem

Lee Lessem is an abstract expressionist painter who is constantly excited by every nook and cranny in our lives that we see but most often don’t notice. Born on a farm in Africa and surrounded by the magnificence of natural beauty, painting has always been a medium for the artist to test the tension between the real and the abstract – what we perceive and that which truly exists. Lessem’s artworks have a delicate balance between fluidity and structure, softness and vitality, transparency and solidity, and mystery and clarity. Through her practice, the artist visualizes the entanglements of our everyday life and soft and beautiful nature that surrounds us. Lessem hopes to inspire people to look more carefully at the world around them and to discover beauty in all the unusual places. Lessem’s works can be found in private & public collections across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Southern Africa & Canada. She recently exhibited her works at NGA Art Show, Liberty Market Loft Gallery, TOAE Exhibition and Covernotes Coffee House; as well, her works were featured several times in ArtAscent International Art & Literature Journal.

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Featured Artist – Franck Sastre

The “Lips of Africa” Collection is a collection of 22 very special large format paintings within Franck Sastre’s creations. This French – Spanish painter is especially attracted to give strength, strokes, bright colors to their faces giving them passion with their brushes to a non-realism within their theme with an air of imaginative interpretation. This collection was exhibited in New York in 2018 with a great reception by its public.

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Featured Artist – Elliot Appel

Elliot Appel – Bayonne, NJ Instagram Elliot Appel was born in New York City in 1952 and has been painting for almost 30 years. As a child, he was fascinated by film and frequently sketched pictures of the celebrities he admired to see if he could capture a likeness. Mr. Appel continued sketching in this […]

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