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 | 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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Featured Artist – Judy Fan

Judy is an award winning artist. Her oil painting “Manly Man” was selected (among 6,000 entries worldwide) as a finalist in the Portraits/Figures category of the Artist’s Magazine 35th Annual Art Competition. Her artwork also appeared in Southwest Art Magazine‘s editorial January 2019 issue. Judy’s artwork continues to receive accolades and awards in recent showings throughout Chicagoland.

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Featured Artist – Franck Sastre

The painter Franck Sastre presents part of his collection of paintings “Years 20” and “Ellas”. With his particular way of painting faces of women where he combines in his painting technique the real features of the face of that person shading it with their stripes and bright colors without seeking absolute realism but expressiveness in the look.

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Featured Artist – Sheryl Luxenburg

Sheryl Luxenburg is a Canadian hyperrealist painter based in Ottawa who uses watercolour on paper and acrylic on linen with airbrush and regular brush to capture ultra realistic subject matter. The flattened depiction of space revealed in her paintings is so hard to distinguish from reality, especially when viewed online, that many scroll over her hand painted work thinking they are photographs. Although Luxenburg’s technical skills are impeccable, it is most important to her that the viewer identifies with her subject matter and finds the soul in her artwork.

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Featured Artist – Melanie Kambhampati

Melanie was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 2007 with a degree in Studio Art. While working as the gallery assistant at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, she decided to try her hand in a different career. She became a Registered Nurse in 2011 and worked as an ER nurse in Pennsylvania and New York State. As a new stay at home mother, she has rediscovered her daily practice and love of painting while living in Upstate New York.

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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 – Masri Hayssam

Featured Artist – Masri Hayssam

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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 – Stephen Mangum

Stephen Mangum is a representational painter born in 1954 in Mississippi and currently living and working in San Francisco, California. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in painting, he is known primarily for his large-scale portraits. His works have been juried into and won awards in numerous national and international competitions and exhibitions and also published by PoetsArtists, International Artist, Create!, Artist Portfolio, Spotlight magazine and the Circle Quarterly Art Review. Most recently, he was selected from the finalists of the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial for exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His paintings are in private collections across the U.S.

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