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Bobby Ziemba

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The wilderness holds truths that one may learn, not only by surviving in it, but by becoming apart of it. It is a vast place, not to be feared, but to be celebrated. It is our beginning, our place of birth. Once we return to it from our comfortable, carved out, artificial lifestyles, we have a greater understanding of our being.

Not everyone makes it back to the wilderness. Some that do may not make it out, either by choice or tragedy.

I made a choice a long time ago to become one with the wilderness. I live life as close to the earth as I can.

As an artist, my work reflects this fact in that I try to share the truths of nature in my images. The beauty and the intricacies of the natural world are over abundant in the wilderness. Everything there is there for a reason. I make it my responsibility to learn what that reason is and to pass that information on in my photographs.

It is my job to bring forth the emotion of the soul of the earth. I try to merge personality and science in my work to allow the viewer a virtual experience of true being.

Mankind does belong to nature. Human footprints do belong in the forest along with the other beasts. A co-existance can only take place once the truths are learned.

www.bobbyziemba.com

 

 

Jose Mendes de Almeida

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In it’s essence, photography is an act of voyeurism. To catch reality by stealing it’s light is an indiscretion made with sensibility. Recording an image transforms a transient ray of light into a permanent object that, by it’s nature, may induce feelings or ideas that give a meaning to it’s own existence. In this sense, photography should be shocking and provoke a reaction, must stimulate our sensibility and be free of any pre-determined concept of beauty.

Photography is fascinating because it keeps the moment an image impressed us, induced a thought, stayed in our memory, and thus entered our own individual culture. This gratifying record of life, so dear to photographers, is largely responsible for the effect induced in the observer. Through the image, photography induces interpretation and the remembering of similar experiences, in this way contributing to one’s self-enrichment.

www.mendesdealmeida.com

Therese Boisclair

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Native of Cap de la Madeleine, (Quebec, Canada). Thérèse Boisclair is a resident of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) since 1980. She studied communications and photography. She spent a number of years searching for the “right medium” to explore her artistic abilities. Thérèse discovered watercolor and used it as a mean of expression for over 18 years. She then started to experiment with acrylics and tissue paper as well as other exotic paper. For the last three years, she is painting with acrylics directly on tissue paper using all the watercolor techniques she learned over the years. Water is her main tool and she still exploring its unlimited possibilities.

Her inspiration is the emotion of the moment. It is what will influence the colors she will lie on paper. Her brush is the water guided by her imagination. From the delicate tissue paper, the movement of water and colors, bright and fluid landscapes emerge. Therese Boisclair creates paintings that depict unique atmosphere and evoke abstract landscapes that inspire us in the meander of our own imagination.

 Thérèse has won many awards and has exhibited in Europe, United States and Canada.

WWW.TBOISCLAIR.COM

L.J. Levasseur

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“I am moved by the actions, history and events that shape mankind, by nature or anything that elevates the spirit. I feel we are connected, that we can affect or be affected by everything around us.  I can’t help wanting to create things that reflect how I feel.  I want people to understand what they may be sacrificing, ignoring or overlooking in life. Sometimes it’s watching the simplest things, it could be the most horrifying things, often it’s experiencing the adventure or beauty nature has to offer and it’s definitely in the connection I have with animals.  It translates into all this energy which I can express in a positive way through my artwork; I only hope it inspires the same passion, love and hope in others.”

www.ljlevasseur.com

Max Fujishima

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Max Fujishima does not construct a set or use of strobe lighting, preferring instead to photograph subjects unvarnished, illuminated only by the natural light of the sun. Nor does he insert anything into his pictures or otherwise manipulate them. His works hold a light to the interface between his world and the world beyond the lens, exquisitely expressing the drama of the moment and the inevitable flow of time. The works in this exhibition showcase miniature dolls of only a few inches height. They guide the viewer into another world.

www.maxfujishima.com

Fiona Goulding

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Fiona is entirely self-taught and it is easy to see why her work is often described as ‘exquisite’.  Her finely executed oil paintings are influenced by the unequivocal beauty found in nature and the connection she feels with this, often spiritual.  She loves to get immersed in nature’s detail: its sculptural qualities, nuances of colour and affect of light.  Although inspired by Realism, she prefers her inspiration to come directly from her own findings and responses to her environment.  She has travelled extensively and it is this feeling of being unencumbered that is reflected in many of her works through the integration of migrating birds, symbolic of spiritual freedom, linking the physical and the spiritual.  Her paintings seek to convey the feeling of being in flight, and the hope brought by the spiritual journey in a physical world where the future is uncertain.

Fiona has won awards at the International Palm Art Awards 2010, the Northland Drawing and Painting Awards 2010 and the National New Zealand Art Awards, 2008, and has been a finalist for the Yellow Pages Art Award 2009 and the Margaret Stoddart Award 2009.  Her work has been exhibited and collected both in New Zealand and overseas and is featured in ‘Who’s Who in Visual Art’ (Vol. 2010-2011).

http://www.fionagoulding.vc.net.nz/

Esther Arias

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Esther Arias was born in Jaén in 1957. It was her wish to experiment with colour and with the magic of light and shadow that made her venture into the world of painting. She studied marketing in Madrid and Los Angeles but she soon exchanged the figures for paintbrushes and started off experimenting in the world of paints, which is why one could say about her that she is self-taught and that her work is intuitive. She has been working for 15 years with the idea in her mind, that “it is those who look at my paintings who have to adopt them as theirs and invest them with the dreams they inspire”.

Her study is located in a district of artists and artisans, in the Calle Cotoners, 14. She has held exhibitions in Kopenhagen, Brussels,New York,Buenos aires,Berlin .She also has a permanent exhibition in Oslo, Pingving Gallery. Her permanent exhibition is to be found in her study. Esther often holds exhibitions for young artists who are trying to find a space in the world of art. It is not only painting that we can see in her study, we have been able to enjoy music, dance and sculpture as well. She is a member of the Catalan Guild of Art Galleries. Her work is to be seen in New York, Miami, Vicenza, Madrid and Barcelona.

www.estherarias.com

Jeanette Milner

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Jeanette Milner was born in Melbourne, Australia and has lived in Italy for more than 30 years, first in Rome and now in Assergi in the Province of l’Aquila in Abruzzo. From an early age she has participated in courses to study the methods of watercolour, oils and ceramics.  For several years she frequented the studio of a well known artist in l’Aquila to deepen her knowledge of the techniques of oil painting. The artist prefers natural landscapes, horses and still life.  She often expresses herself through her artwork depicting the sea, mountains and sunsets.

During the last 5 years the artist has held and participated in 60 collective/personal exhibitions, with positive reviews from critics and the public, in the following cities:  New York (USA), Wilmington (USA), Philadelphia (USA), Melbourne (Australia), Brussels (Belgium), Istanbul (Turkey), Adelaide (Australia), Bruges (Belgium), Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), l’Aquila, Secinaro, Santo Stefano Belbo, Orsogna, Rome, Piacenza, Pisa, Padova, Brindisi, Palermo, Taormina, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Agrigento, Polistena, Bari, Celano, Onna, Sogliano Cavour, Roccella Jonica, Assergi and Milan.

The artist has a passion for strong and brilliant colours.  Often her paintings are created from inspirations of moments captured during her frequent voyages.  Her artworks are held in public and private collections in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Greece, Italy and the United Arab Emirates. Many international catalogues feature Jeanette’s art namely:  Catalogue of Modern Art, editor Giorgio Mondadori;  International Register of Painters and Sculptors, editor Italia in Arte;  Avanguardia Artistiche, editor Centro Diffusione Arte;  International Dictionary of Artists, editor WorldWide Art Books; and Grandi Maestri, editor Centro Diffusione Arte. Some of the well known art critics who have written about her work are:  Andrea Diprè,  Paolo Levi, Roberto Chiavarini, Sandro Serradifalco, Anna Biondolillo, Dino Marasà and Paolo Martocchia.

  www.jeanettemilner.net

Francisco Chediak

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Whenever you make a decision in this life, a vacuum is always left behind accompanied by the feeling of having lost the other options that were not chosen.  Upon meditating on the issue these dualities and anguish tend to ease and fade away; it is then that I allow these conscious status to influence my artistic output.  Meditation leads me into immobility, toward my crux; every time I reach this quiet stage, I am able to comprehend that which is ephemeral and fleeting in this world.  As the old masters used to state, “the only true certainty is change”. It is through this world and this life full of changes that my work pours out. It is through my connection with nature, my holistic healings and reflection that my work has experienced and absorbed these processes with no intentional willingness to create a specific structure or technique.

Every time I have a diamond in the rough in my hands, my creativeness finds a blank page in which I have the possibility of letting my art flow with as little control as I can muster; I simply provide a flowing guide.  The technique isn’t all that important to me and can vary depending on the mood imposed by my human condition; it is reflected in my musing.  Preferences fade away and become weak and there is no more need for identifying a given style or to sticking to any particular shape or color. Passion can take over as can indifference; and it is the immutable calm that which will convey a reflection of the energy comprised in “indifferent passion”.

www.franciscochediak.com

Paul Landerl

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“Ain’t it fun“. No better words can describe my desire to create art! Art, is the rock n roll of my soul and desire of expressing a lifestyle. From the very beginning of my work, more than 20 years ago, I decided to develop a new approach to photography and the possibility of expressing myself. I was driven by the desire to put more life and feelings into my works and create a new perspective of photographic art.

Experimenting with analogue photography and printing techniques, in 2006 I created my own technique of illuminating pigmented colors on canvas or similar materials thus finding a possibility to show the world in colors and expression through my eyes. Berlin, London, Paris and Vienna are only some of many locations in which my work was shown.

www.landerl.com/