January/February 2014

 

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Layout 1Art & Beyond Summer/Fall, 2013 issue is published and mailed to galleries, museums and art consultants. This magazine is also sent to be presented at Spectrum Miami 2013 and Miami River Art Fair during the Art Basel week. To view virtual issue please go to http://issuu.com/art_beyond/docs/art_and_beyond_summer-fall_2013

 

 

 


 

Art & Beyond Publications
holds competition for our special Issue dedicated to Digital Art and Photography.

Deadline for the Competition February 11, 2014

To apply go to http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/digital-art-and-photography-competition/

 

 

 


 

Peter Filzmaier

http://globalizationicas.com/

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Celebration of  Arts 2013

GICAS (Globalization International Contemporary Artists & Sculptors) Monthly Theme Exhibitions

To present the concept of the GICAS theme exhibitions I have to begin with an introduction of its founder Sunil Vilas. A man  of vision and a deep understanding of the world of Art in these times, Sunil, through his desire to leave the world a better place has founded an organization dedicated to help artists evolve into the best they can be as artists and global citizens. To him GICAS is a community all-inclusive of artists and industry professional dedicated to creating an environment of learning and growth. His goal is to enhance the understanding of the interrelationship of the artist and the art professionals of the industry in a joint vision of creating a relationship beneficial to all involved, resulting in increased opportunities engaged in creating and participating in venues that reflect transparency, honesty and a learning environment that all participants can engage in that enhances their standing within the enterprise of creating and promoting art. His vision encourages individual development and a sense of family within the membership, which brings together discussions and concepts contributing to the relevance of culture, history and individual contribution to the evolution of art.  Read more…

 


 

Peace-Revolution-LogoI MEDITATION ARTISTIC RETREAT 

The Moment is Now and Art is the Way

Next January, twenty-five artists from all around the world practicing different artistic disciplines will spend two weeks at the Muktawan Sanctuary, a stunning picturesque location situated at the top of one of the Islands on Thailand’s southern coast. 

They will meditate guided by Thai Teaching Monks and create artworks forming the “Samadhi – Santi Collection of Contemporary Art” that will be exhibited and presented by themselves in Phuket at one of the most exclusive Hotels in Thailand and, few days after, in an Art Gallery in Bangkok. Later on, the Collection of Contemporary Art will be exhibited in Art Galleries from all around the World. Read more...

 


 

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Illusory Metamorphoses Grass Cloth version No 4. 110cm x 140cm

Fu Wenjun (Chinese: 링匡에; pinyin: Fù Wénjùn, born 1955), graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, is a freelance artist and photographer. He is a member of the China Photographers Association and of the Professional Photographer Association of America. His works have been exhibited in Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and Old Summer Palace in Beijing.

Interview:

Q. How would you describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it?

A. My works focus on the issues, like faith, history, technology, and civilization, that are connected to the present time. At the same time, I pay attention to maintain a distance between the works and the present popular ideas, which characterize most my works. Read more…

 

 

 


 

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Living Under the Same Sky as Murderers. Mixed Media on Panel, 48″ x 60″.

Kevin Blake
is a Chicago artist and a January 2014 MFA candidate at Lesley University College of Art and Design. Blake also holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts as well as a Masters in Art Education from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Blake is also contributing writer for “Bad at Sports.”

Interview

Q. How would you describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it?

A. I use pen, oil paint, paint stick, as well as a variety of other materials to integrate abstract mark making with realistically painted figures and appropriated photo/image transfers. The figure plays a prominent role in almost every work. Often, a single phrase of text will be present in the composition as well. Integrating (and sometimes clashing) those various vocabularies, I investigate the inevitable noise, baggage, or history surrounding the human form. Sometimes that comes across in relation to the history of painting – where I directly quote Robert Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns – and sometimes it is conjured personally, by incorporated nostalgic figures from popular culture. The surface of my paintings function as a kind of static receiver, or petri dish, that maps the often ambient influence in a given frame. I attempt to illicit a nostalgic sensibility about the past, while being critical of it. Read more…

Contact information:

kblakeart@gmail.com

 


 

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Exploration 3. Mixed media on Canvas, 48″ x 60″

Elena Bulatova

graduate of Moscow State University with honors and golden medal.  Born in Russia, Elena Bulatova is a multi-media artist who is continuously discovering and creating. Paintings of Elena Bulatova are included in the book “International Contemporary Masters Volume VII” presenting the work of artists and trends in art all over the world. Read more…

Contact information:

www.elenabulatova.com

 

 

 

 


 

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Countdown. Acrylic on Paper, 30″ x 22″

Carol Staub

was born and raised in Milford, Delaware.  She is one of six children and  was raised in the country learning  to enjoy the simple things in life.  Upon completion of high school she entered the world of flight and completed a 26 year career with Delta Airlines.  She then retired and started to “play”.  This play led to becoming an award winning silversmith creating one of a kind custom jewelry.   A friend of hers repeatedly asked her to go to a watercolor class and after much coaxing she acquiesced and has been painting ever since. Read more…

Contact information:

www.CarolStaub.com   

 

 

 


 

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A flor de Piel. Acrylic on canvas. 40″ x 30″

 Rhaisa M. Castrodad 

Rhaisa was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1988. Since very young, Rhaisa began to show enthusiasm and a great ability for the art of drawing and painting. She began taking art lessons with the Puerto Rican artist, Luis G. Cajigas. Since then, Rhaisa has kept developing her art, and was chosen to be part of the Antonio Cortés Foundation. Eventually, she became Antonio Cortés’ art assistant. In the year 2006, she was the only student in her school nominated for the El Nuevo Día Educador Awards, where she was selected to participate in the fine arts category. Read more…

Contact information:
rcastrodadm00@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

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Night dreams. Gouache on paper. 11″ × 14″

 Yulia Altas 

Russian-born artist  Altas Yulia was one of a handful of international artists that exhibit for the first time in, 2013 at the Miami Iron Side during the City of Miami-endorsed exhibition entitled “International Biennale Artists Exhibition Miami, IBAEM,” an event produced by The Art Marketing Mind, LLC.

Altas Yulia was born in the Tula city of Russia, surrounded by the rich heritage of art of this country. Her first serious artistic education began in 10 years of age, in the Tula art school. During the 4 years of training, she took part in various competitions, exhibitions and festivals of children’s drawings, there were awards and certificates and prizes. In 1993 she entered the Orel Art School, where she took most important basic skills of painting, drawing, composition, as well as crafts that including wall paintings, stained glass, Gobilen… Read more…

Contact information:
www.altasdesign.com

 

 


 

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Glen Josselsohn

Distinctively contemporary in his work, artist Glen Josselsohn’s signature art style offers the perfect solution to complement a modern and chic room design.

There’s nothing quite like art to give a room a character of its own. If the décor is the room’s attire, the paintings on the walls are definitely its attitude!

If there was ever a good example of this analogy, it’s the work of contemporary artist, Glen Josselsohn. Not only does his art buzz with energy and movement, but it opens up the imagination, engages the senses and ignites a sense of curiosity within the viewer. What really is going on between those lines and squiggles, those figures leaping off the canvas? Read more…

Contact information:

www.glenjosselsohn.com

 


 

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IN SEARCH OF MEANING. Acrylic & Mixed mediums, canvas , 48”x36”

Helen Kagan PhD

Coming from a family of scientists, Helen was always fascinated by the left and right brain communication. A holistic therapist and artist, she’s been developing her unique technique and style in “Healing Arts” which reflects her own deep and colorful view on life, a desire to bridge realities and heal the Past. A refugee from Russia, Helen believes that art as a powerful form of self-expression can be a vehicle for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Read more…

Contact information:

www.HelenKagan.com

helenkagan@yahoo.com

 

 


Untitled (Golden Bough), Oil on gessobord, 16" x 16"

Untitled (Golden Bough), Oil on gessobord, 16″ x 16″

Barbara Rosenzweig

Art is born of your soul. It is discovered in childhood. It’s a passion that fills you and transports you to another place, a place of spiritual essence. Once aware of this essence your journey begins.

My journey began as a child drawing, painting and constructing. I entered a New York City competition in which I was one of 20 students to receive a New York University Scholarship Workshop for High School Seniors. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. My education continued with a focus in the study of fine arts at Keane University, Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts. Read more…

Contact information
www.barbararosenzweig.com

 


 

Time Square. Acrylic on canvas. 50cm x 70cm

Time Square. Acrylic on canvas. 50cm x 70cm

Olivia Boa 

Olivia Boa was born in 1981 in Yvelines in France. At a young age Boa was attracted to the world of the art and in particular, painting. 

Boa began her formation into an artist at the age of 10 with the help of Yves Armani, an artist who taught her the basiscs. From the age of her 14, Boa pursued her work and her research in painting in a self-taught way. 

In 1998, Boa decided to release hersefl from conventional structures of the academic painting, by turning on the abstract art. Read more…

Contact information:

www.oliviaboa.sitew.com 

 

 


 

Ghost of Tezfat, Photography

Ghost of Tezfat, Photograph

 

Vered Galor

has been involved with the fine art world as an artist, curator and educator for over thirty years. She received her BA and MA in Fine Art from California State University in Northridge in 1975 and 1978. Mrs. Galor started her career as glass sculptor. In 1981 she established a business doing curatorial projects and consulting in Contemporary Fine Art. She lectured, participated in discussions and wrote art programs to encourage the collaboration of Art and Architecture. Since 1989 Mrs. Galor has been concentrating on photography. Read more…

Contact information:

http://www.veredgalor.com/

vgalor@hotmail.com

 


 

Man Of The Street. Oil on canvas, 52” x  58”

Peter Filzmaier

My first recollection of works of art was at age seven when I saw the floor to ceiling paintings at the Emperor’s Palace in Vienna, Austria.  I was mesmerized and still carry the impact of the experience.

I first started dabbing in oils in my late teens but did not seriously take up painting until my early twenties. Growing up in Ontario, Canada and having an affinity for the out Doors, drew me to the works of the “Group of Seven”. I began painting on site through all seasons and traveled throughout the country. Read more…

Contact information:

http://www.filzmaierstudio.com

 


 

Brabrants thru the Netherlands. Watercolor and ink on silk. 33″ x 21″

Debbi Chan

On the cusp of two creative signs, the tiger and the rabbit, I was born in Houston, Texas. With a creative push from day one, I took up the brush by age ten. In my early years as a budding artist I decided that oil painting was not my thing but watercolor and ink were.  That really never changed but the style vacillated from realism to fantasy throughout those formative years.  It was not until a bit of aging wisdom came to me that I sought out a teacher and found Frank Chiu, a master artist in traditional Chinese painting.  He mentored me for over a decade and was later joined by his wife, Judy. Read more…

Contact information:

http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/sosum/

 


 

HARVEST. Digital art.

Melvin Harris

I became interested in art at an early age. I remember looking at the ‘Draw Me’ ads in comic books and various other publications. I started by taking one of their correspondence courses. I took art classes in Junior High School and was a frequent visitor to the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City after school hours. I intensively studied Water Color and Acrylic painting, Life Drawing, Graphic Art and Design, Technical Illustration and Airbrush Photo Retouching during several decades that I lived in California. I gave no thought to ‘being in the arts’ when I was young. I find creating art to be an outlet for my thoughts and experiences. Read more 

Contact information:

www.artbymelvin.com

 

 


 

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Sandy Den Hartog

Sandy has had an interest in stones since childhood. Wherever she went, even as a young person, whether it was picnics, vacations, or field trips; she always made sure she had a cup along to collect rocks which were precious to her at the time. Once in high school she took numerous classes in gemology and geology. Then she graduated, got married, and had children. Rocks and gems had to be put on hold for a while. Read more

Contact information:
http://www.sandzibarjewelry.com/

 

 

 

 


 

Zygote. Acrylic on canvas. 52″ x 38″

Jack Jasper 

studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA in painting in 1970 and an MFA in 1975. He concentrated on painting in graduate school, but he also studied performance. His work in the time arts led him to explore the use of the body in conjunction with other media such as sound and film.

After receiving his MFA, he moved to Helena, Montana to pursue freelance design work with his brother. He eventually joined the staff of the Printers, Inc., as a designer. He continued painting and exhibited locally and regionally. In 1982 he received a grant from the Helena Film Society Grant to Artists Program. He collaborated with Montana poet, Rick Newby to design and produce the book, The Man in the Green Loden Overcoat, a juxtaposition of words and images. Read more...

Contact informations:

www.jackjasperart.com

 

 


 

Talking Heads. Porcelain sculpture.

Lilianne Milgrom 

Lilianne Milgrom can well be described as a “global artist at large.” Born in Paris, growing up in Australia and living for extended periods in Israel and the United States, she now resides in the greater Washington DC area.  She exhibits extensively in local and international galleries and museums and her work can be found in private and institutional collections. Read more

Contact information:

www.liliannemilgrom.com

 


Red Cataleya. Digital Art.

Arthur Jacob 

Throughout my life I have always had a greater visual sense about how the world looked versus other senses. This visual dominance in perceiving the world has profoundly affected my work as an artist. My art offers an infinite variety of visual perceptions and interpretations for the viewer. The viewer is told what the “real Life” image is in the title of the piece, but through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, the viewer is then asked and challenged to explore the shapes, colors, movements and forms, which the abstraction and reconstruction presents. Colors and shapes become emotion, while form and movement become attitude. Even when a work is easily recognized there is still a predominate thread of color, movement, shape and form. The techniques to achieve these photographic abstractions and reconstructions are a thoughtful and purposeful digital manipulation. Using a mouse rather than a brush to achieve a powerful medium of expression and communication, creates this style of fine art… read more.   
Contact information:
aj@arthur-jacob.com
www.arthur-jacob.com

 


 

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