Nicole Philippi is a painter, who allows the unconscious to be the explorer, the developer and the
Her creations happen in the moment and are therefore free from planning and preconceived thoughts; they are expressive and reflect images and ideas that the viewer associates into. She finds it invigorating and insightful when people share their impressions and interpretations of her images, which at times assist her in getting closer to this unconscious inner guide.
For her it is the viewer who brings out the essence and meaning of her work; another cycle that aids in the completeness of a painting or drawing.
Philippi’s favoured mediums are charcoal, acrylic paint, chalk/soft pastels and at times she applies digital enhancements. She prefers to draw and paint on strong, recycled paper or canvas. These tools allow her to create balanced compositions that are partially abstract and partially figurative, injected often with vibrant colours.
Her recognizable signature of distinct, rough and yet expressive outlines injects a notable dynamic in to her works.
Her brushwork is seldom refined but displays the passion and energy of an instinctive mark-maker.
She prefers her digital work to be printed on archival or high quality fine art paper, which frequently receives post-processing in charcoal and pastels by her own hand, making each of her pieces exclusive.
It is all the above combined with her approach and energy that delivers a uniqueness and variety that would normally be expected from a professional and taught artist but she is neither.
Nicole’s background is in architectural and mechanical draughting and she holds a 1st class BSc (honours) degree (UK) and a Diploma in Design and Innovation (UK).
Since mid-2012 Nicole has been dedicating most of her spare time to drawing and painting.
When asked about her influences, she states: Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism (both abstract and German) and has admiration for many individual artists from different periods. However, she feels a kind of kinship and a strong pull towards the German Expressionists … for their convictions and for embracing their “dark side”.
Nicole’s works have been exhibited in Budapest, Hungary at the Ferdinand and Kazi Galleries since March 2014 after entering an online contest. While at the Kazi gallery she won free exhibition space after her work has been selected as one of the visitors’ favourites.
Nicole has exhibited twice in Vienna, Austria (Dreierlei Finesse and Pre:View – Ausblicke auf 2015) in 2014 with “Verein Kunstschaffen”, an association of artists who support artists. Many of her works are featured on various online art groups and one of her paintings has been selected by The Best International Female Artists as the January’s (2015) cover image on one of their online sites.
So far Nicole has been invited to exhibit in the Netherlands in March and Vienna in May 2015.
Nicole Philippi was born in Lindau an island on Lake Constance, Germany but grew up, lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa until 2001. Currently she works in Vienna, lives and paints in the idyllic wine district of Lower Austria.
“My creations come to life by releasing energy that fuels the images; a cycle of releasing and creating a buzz ... vibrations, surges and impulses that continuously spark the aliveness.”
Alessandra Lugli is a self taught artist who started painting only 3 years ago.
Born in 1968 in Italy, she lived many years in exotic countries (Africa, Saudi Arabia, etc).
The typical feeling of nostalgia for these countries are a strong incentive for her works, and this is expressed with the use of manycolours (more or less realistic, yet always very bright), and the subject is always a hymn to the fluidity of movement and aesthetics.
The used technique is acrylics on linen or cotton, yet there is a continuous evolution,a constant renewal of her art,testing new techniques (sponges, brushes,fingers) and new materials.
Lynne Blundell has been creating art since an early age but in January 2014 began self-employment as a professional
She is an entirely self-taught artist using various media including pencil work, charcoal, pastels, the written word, photography and her main focus of acrylic painting.
Lynne has a 1st class degree in Philosophy and Psychology which informs her artwork, through the exploration of human experience and questions about the nature of life.
She has been commissioned to paint human portraits, animals, representational landscapes and architecture.
Her works have been shown in various exhibitions across the UK and she has a growing international fan base.
Her art works can be viewed at www.lbcreativeart.co.uk
Lynne’s personal focus and direction for the future is to explore the human condition through conceptual and abstract work.
Particular areas of interest are mental health, coping mechanisms, the boundaries between body and mind, emotional and physical pain and isolation.
Born and raised near Berlin in the former GDR. Got his master's degree after five years art school.
Having years of experience as an illustrator he's specializing in pop art with strong retro elements now.
Mayor influences are all kind of vintage things transcended into pop culture - like toys, comic books, classic pin-up's etc..
Today he is living in Frankfurt Main, Germany.
If you want to get in touch - you are welcome. Write to: email@example.com
Eclectic artist from the innate sensibility and talent (and fantastic pastry and chef).
Born in Venezuela, lives and works in Tenerife (Canary Islands - Spain).
"My photography has evolved by mixing together the two themes that interest me the most, the social and the personal.
It does not matter if what has triggered a particular project is a concern or a critique to today's society, my aim is not only to express myself but also to make the viewer reflect about the topics I have worked on."
Born and raised in Estonia, the island of Saaremaa.
Living in Finland working in Helsinki.
Am an intuitive artist, I see with my hands, to me,my art is my frequency, it sends out my message to the world and it always is "Create*Inspire*Love*"
“I'm wondering and taking photos/videos in nature and urban areas randomly. Looking the small beauties of life and existence. I want so share the feeling, the touch, the smell and the joy of everyday life. These moments inspire me to paint and makes the creative process enjoyable. I try to catch the things as they are in the moment.”
STUDIES Private art & photography tuition by professional artist 2012
- Open Art School Helsinki, 2010
- Marketing Institute, 2005, Public Relations Manager, MTi
- Marketing Institute, 1995, Marketing Examination, MKT
- Marketing Institute, 1985, Sales Technician
- Marketing Institute, 1982, Marketing Assistant
- Finnish-Russian School, 1974, Matriculation
- Other Evening studies in Art School Maa and Vantaa Adult College 1997–2008
- Hong Kong Art Center and privat art tuition 1990-93
- Multiple IT-courses and seminars & entrepreneur-courses 1990-2014
Upcoming Exhibitions 2014-15
“Snap to grid “LACDA, selected artist, Exhibition in LA (los Angeles center of digital art) during 11.12.14-03.01.2015
“HIDDEN ROOMS – IDENTITIES . CITIES . MEMORIES”, international festival of video art, experimental dance and performance. Italy, Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, 19.11-21.11. 2014.
“ HYBRID IDENTITIES”, international experimental video-art festival, Almeria, Spain, at MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, on November 22, 2014
“Future Identities” – Bodies, Places, Spaces, International Exhibition in Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, Italy, 12.9-21.9.2014.
“SOCIAL CITIES - Self Identities, Common Places”, International Exhibition in Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, Italy, 23.8-7.9.2014.
“Works & Works” International Art Exhibition, the Castle in Capalbio Aldobrandeschi Colacchioni, Italy, 6-12.7.2014
“Top 40 “LACDA, selected artist, Exhibition in LA (los Angeles Center of Digital Art) during 12.6-5.7.2014 “Landscapes Near and Far”, "Green View 1" the 4th Place Award winner, online exhibition, Leading Artist Gallery, USA
Abstraction to Distraction online exhibition, accepted artist, Raebec Gallery, USA
Figurative art, online exhibition SR (Special Recognition), Light & Space & Time Gallery, FL, USA
Cite Internazionale des Arts Paris, France, 22.9-22.10.2014 (Visiting artist)
Marta Arnay Báez (La Laguna, 1971) es licenciada en Bellas Artes con la especialidad
en Diseño Gráfico por la Universidad de La Laguna. Se desenvuelve en manifestaciones
como el diseño, la elaboración de murales, escenarios, ambientaciones, restauración de
mobiliario, grabado, escultura, cerámica. La autora, a lo largo de su carrera, ha paseado
su obra por Barcelona, Madrid e Islas Canarias; se ha centrado durante varios años
primordialmente en el campo pictórico. Valora la experimentación de materiales como
la tinta china y el acrílico, pero quiere ir más allá con la experimentación, siendo capaz
de producir sus últimas obras con lana y pan de oro.
Artista de gran expresividad, el trabajo de Arnay puede aunar la realidad con el impresionismo y la vibración Naif. La creadora admira además la fuerza y el control gestual de los dibujos realizados por los artistas chinos, la mancha fuerte y colorista de Zao Wouki y Miró Mainou, o el impresionismo de Isidoro Lázaro, aunque su mayor reto hasta el momento ha sido la consecución y perfeccionamiento para definir un estilo propio.
Marta Arnay basa su trabajo en las emociones humanas, emociones positivas que rechazan la negatividad social que oprime a diario al ser humano, permitiendo en ocasiones que sea el propio instante el guía de su inspiración. Al tiempo, la búsqueda, el deseo o la conjunción entre grafismo y espiritualidad orientan su paleta hacia "ese equilibrio ansiado, que disfrutamos o que deseamos disfrutar". En este sentido, quiere dedicar un momento sereno al espectador es el principal objetivo de Arnay, y también su mayor recompensa. Del mismo modo, la pintora evoca lo humano en sus cuadros, donde destacan figuras simplificadas que en la mayoría de las veces enfatiza la figura femenina, y donde ella se identifica.
Live and work in Tenerife (Canarias - Esp)
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