Saturday, January 26, 2013

Werner Bargsten

"These pieces have been coming out of me for the last 30 years without any explanation as to why they are here so I have a hard time saying anything about them. Probably something about my childhood on a farm in Iowa… Soil. Control. Nature. Trying to package up feelings that are either evasive or hard to manage. The Yin. The Yang. Time slipping through my fingers."

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Beat Kuert

Beat Kuert is the photo artist closest to the manner of painting. Voiding the “linguistic minimalism” and moving towards a sort of “pictorial baroque-like” expression made of strong ignition of colors. With a procedure that all figurate art has in common, Kuert affirms in that way a more meaningful “intelligence of the reality. Kuert’s photographic work is clearly a sort of “digital alchemy”. He has been experimenting with the language of video and photography for many years, using a editing technique similar to computer imaging software that distorts and de-familiarizes real images to create a unique visual vocabulary

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Debbie Miracolo

Debbie Miracolo is a New York-based artist working in color photography. A former graphic designer with a fine art education from Rochester Institute of Technology, she creates images with intuitive attention to detail and composition juxtaposed with layers of psychological undertones. With themes of transition and passage of time, her style has been described as evocative, revelatory, and poetic. Miracolo attributes her imaginative outlook to memories of an introverted only childhood infused with make-believe worlds and storybooks. By transforming rather than documenting truth, her interpretations of train travel, humanity, and nature serve as seductive invitations to linger, question, and weave a story of one’s own.

Edward Eichel

Eichel is a painterly painter. His voice is lyrically clear and his vision singularly uncluttered. Of course, the basic background of anyone who wants to paint is drawing. Though the line in Eichel’s drawing seems nervous, it is the nervous tension sometimes seen in work deeply felt by the artist. The mainstream of art with its clarity, taste and technical excellence is the source of Eichel’s gift. 'Camel', from the 'Israel Sketchbook' in the Collection of Metropolitan The Museum of Art, New York, pen and ink on paper, 1962 ‘En Route to Israel- Istanbul’, from the 'Israel Sketchbook' in the Collection of Metropolitan The Museum of Art, New York, pen and ink on paper, 1962

Melih Ozuysal

I was born in Aydın, Turkey in 1956. I started painting after a long period of acquaintance (1974, 75 and 76) and without a break, I have been painting ever since. I’ve been living my studio in İstanbul since 1986. I have not had university or academy training. I have had 13 personal exhibitions, the first in 1985, one aboard… I know that the less I say about my paintings, the more they will say about themselves. The best feature of my paintings is that they were all brought into being by the some hand, yet they have all taken on different temperaments and personalities from each other (if this suggests a lack of character on the artist’s part, it also shows just how much personality each of the pictures has). What is important is not an image that tells a story or creates an issue, but the blanks, stains, hoxys, lines, color texture and such –like images that can in themselves be pictures. For this reason when I start a painting, I am not being, it is better… I paint not with my thoughts, ideas, discoveries, but with my moods, the states of my spirit. That is why instead of communicating through thoughts or ideas or making people think, I like my paintings to communicate with people’s spirits. As someone who puts shadows (with color) in the light of life, my dream is to make my painting seem like they were not painted but that they just came to be of their own accord or they already existed but I enabled them to be seen. Sometimes a color that has not been used in a painting can make itself be felt to such a degree that it will become present in that some picture through its absence. This is the magic of painting and the secret of a good artist is hidden in this magic

Barbara Palka Winek

Barbara Palka Winek is a multifaceted artist who creates paintings that defy categorization, yet continue a legacy of the quasi-abstracted figuration in the vein of DeKooning, Velasco, and Auerbach. The Cracow-based painter is a virtuoso artist who has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally in venues as diverse as Rome and Warsaw, New York and Frankfurt. Winek’s art is simultaneously lyrical and mysterious, jubilant yet pensive. By employing these paradoxes, she skillfully applies a multihued palette of soft and passionate color which creates a sense of memory and longing for faraway people and places.

Eric Swart

Eric Swart is an autodidactic/ self-taught artist born in Amsterdam. He portrays one of the greatest art forms our world knows; architecture. He started digitizing facades of buildings throughout the world in 1992 which began as an experiment, and became a passion. Visiting new towns where he meets the buildings he portrays, such as the Great Church at the center of Amsterdam while exhibiting there, is an emotional process for the artist.