July/August 2012

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IBAEM. Overview. Photo credit to LDT©.

International Biennale Artists Exhibition Miami

by Jesus Rojas Torres, Publisher & Editor http://www.eclecticnetwork.net

On June 7, 2012, a large crowd of art enthusiasts filled the spaces at LMNT in Wynwood for the inauguration of the 2nd Edition of the International Biennale Artists Exhibition http://internationalbiennaleartistsexhibitionsmiami.com/, a collective art exhibition by 56 international contemporary artists, some of them already showcased in previous formal biennales.
The exhibition was officially inaugurated by City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado accompanied by Mercedes Lopez Cisneros, event organizers Cary (Tata) Fernandez, Maria Napoles and Matt Anzak along with LMNT owner and artist Gino Tozzi who performed a cutting-ribbon ceremony across the entrance of the mega-plex. Read more



Old Brooklin Bridge. 30″x40″. Mixed media.

Irena Orlov

Irena Orlov, innovative, contemporary fine artist, architect, designer, illustrator, photographer is known for creating captivating works which are full of energy.

Extraordinary versatile in her mediums, Irena could never imagine life without art. Having a successful carrier in architecture and design for quite a long time, she began to deal with fine art. She is an artist whose path in the fine arts has led her to a unique expression of mood and color. The combination of antique and a very clean, crisp modern design sense creates a highly prized, individual art style. Her images begin spontaneously and give expression to personal creativity and insight. Each piece is unique in design. Irena often prefers to think of herself as a craftsman, constructing, or interpreting imagery and messages from her conscious and subconscious mind.

Irena has lived in Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Canada, and now lives and works in Los Angeles… read more

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Cows Go. Digital Art.

Daniel R. Johnson

A fascination with art started early with Daniel, but he really found his direction during his first year at Salt Lake Community College studying Graphic Design. It was then that he was introduced to the still-fledgling world of computer art. Graduating from Brigham Young
University with a BFA in Illustration, he continued working with digital art and animation. In addition to freelance illustration, he began his career in computer games, eventually moving to northern California to pursue further opportunities. Daniel was eventually hired as an onsite digital illustrator for a Sonoma county design firm, where he honed his skills through years of commercial art for high tech, construction, infrastructure, and transportation clients. … read more
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The Child In Me. Oil. 36” x 30”

Paula Laflamme

Born in Montreal in 1964, Paula Laflamme is a self taught artist and began painting in 1992. Paula spent her childhood between land and sea, the slums of Montreal, and the richness of her ancestors, from Gaspé. Her paintings are her own compositions, they are her work. Using her emotions and the expressions of the people she meets, she lives in interesting situations and moves deep into her characters and those who contemplate… read more
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Romeo & Juliet. Watercolour. 24” x 37”

Jon Bøe Paulsen

Jon Bøe Paulsen work of art can be presented under the name New-Realism. Portrait of mankind with a classical brush but put in a modern context. “Clair obscure” Light in the darkness, a name to a certain style that was invented with the painter Caravaggio in the 15th century and futher developed with the Dutch master Rembrandt in the 16th century. New-Realism today sets the modern woman and man under debate with painters who contructs tablaux in a social realistic way. Very few figurative artists in Norway works with watercolour, but Jon Bøe can’t resist it even if it breaks with the ground principles of how a Clair Obscure painting is build up… read more 

Jon Bøe Paulsen been granted the posision ARC Associate Living MasterT  (A.R.C.A.L.M.) at Art Renewel Center. http://www.artrenewal.org/

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Above and Beyond. Acrylic. 48”x48”

Patton Hunter

Painting is my first language. Using bold, expressionistic images, I draw from my life and interpret experiences, good and bad, to connect with viewers’ own personal memories. Patton Hunter lives and works in her loft  studio/gallery in downtown St. Petersburg, FL, named two years running as best mid-sized city for the cultural arts in the United States.  From more than 3,300 competitors, she was voted one of the “Top Ten Artists Over 60” in The Artist’s Magazine national competition in the March 2011 issue and was noted among “Ones to Watch” by Watercolor Magazine in their December 2011 issue… read more
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Not Even a Rose Petal. Mixed Media on Canvas. 40” x 30”

Alicia H. Torres

Alicia H. Torres was born in Columbia. Studied in Barranquilla at Marymount School. Spent four years in Switzerland where she studied Art History at the Institutes La Pelouse in Bex and Montcalme in Lausanne. Alicia had the chance to visit European museums and enjoy and admire what she loves most – art and all of its expressions… read more.
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Untitled. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48

Marina Izrailevich

The roots of my life and work are steeped in Russian art and culture. My earlier works had a whiff of Russian Constructivism (purely unconsciously; I was thrilled when it was pointed out to me). I am still searching for a way to express the breadth of feelings and emotions and the struggle for meaning and life’s anchor. My major influences are Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall. My heart leaps when I see their work and I think ‘how do I do THAT’… read more.
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Distorted Reality. Digital art.

Max Tzinman

Max Tzinman was born in Romania and lived in Israel and Canada, immersing himself in a multitude of cultures that influenced his artistic philosophy. Formerly an architect, since his move to New York City he has returned to his first love, art. He has recently participated in art and photography shows at LACDA (Los Angeles Center For Digital Art), The Center for Fine Art Photography (Ft. Collins, CO), BAG (Brooklyn Art Gallery), Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Art Gallery, Moss Rehab/Einstein, Atlantic Gallery, MOCA (Museum of Computer Art), and the William Penn Foundation… read more.
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Devil’s fall. Digital photography.

Guy Belair

My passion for photography goes back to thirty years ago during my university education in science and my first and only scientific photography class. Since then, I have been pursuing my skills, mainly in nature photography. For the last 7 years, I have shifted to digital photography and I have participated regularly in contests on this topic, especially in macro photography… read more
Contact information:belair.g@videotron.ca 



Reflections. Acrylic on Paper. 17″ x 13″

Elly Potamianos

Displaced to Athens, Greece from a small modest villa on an island across Italy, Argostolion, Kefallinia, Greece, after a devastating earthquake arriving to the US was inevitable. Tutored prior to age five helped in advancing in school and previously knowing the English language.  Already noticed and encouraged by teachers and the principal in Greece, to draw the passion continued in all arts.  Here in the US, the encouragement was the same by many wonderful teachers in Illinois, with art projects phenomenally full of creativity, and fun.  Meeting some master artists at this time was a most exciting treat with an intellectual reciprocation upon interacting that contributed in confidence, creativity, and stretching the imagination beyond… read more.
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City Side Street. 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.   
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Birth of the Blues. Oil on canavs.

Jason Fairchild

Based in Chicago,USA, Jason Fairchild is a modern artist that currently uses painting as the fastest and best way to get his message out there.Women are the center of the art of Jason Fairchild: or to be more accurate  women and the unique forms of space that surround them. (*Untitled*)
The women he portrays are not the everyday women we see on the street waiting for buses or shopping in the neighborhood supermarket, they are sexually charged nude or semi-nude figures that seem part lover, part mother, part dream girlfriend, part wife, part earth goddess. They are figures of beauty, pleasure, pain, mysticism and fantasy. (*Angel of Destruction*) His figures are also involved in differing ways with processes of metamorphosis and transformation. They are attempts to portray the journey’s of the soul through various stages and roles in life but in a way which emphasizes the ambiguity of humanity floating through time and space. His figures seem in the midst of travel in journeys that are infinite; his images frozen moments in endless voyages where the model poses for a second in a fantastic landscape, let’s the artist capture her image, but will soon move on to travel onward to another place and another time and another role in her existence. (*Shore’s Left Behind*)As such his woman have a  slightly ambiguous dream like quality that  hints at, but never overtly states, elements of the human condition…  read more
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LIMBO. Oil on canvas. 30″ x 40″

Gabriel Gross

We can sense all the depth which marks the vital and creative process of Gabriel Gross, an artist in constant dialogue with the different scopes of contemporary art, and who above all is interested in a presence that is in his intense path, in his neofigurative periods, as well as in his abstract research. 
Those of us, who have had the privilege to visit Gabriel Gross’s atelier and house, have found there not only the testimonies of works of art  committed to the humankind, with its  history, with our contemporary, but also with the tangible footsteps of a passionate experimentation, vigorous, and always renewed with the most unusual techniques, without leaving aside any of the possibilities offered to the artist of the  XXI century, immersed as we are in what bad or good  we call it the post modernity, the most advanced technologies of the visual arts… read more
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Elle NicolaÏ

A heart beat.  It is one pattern that we all feel. Through the heart of each of us love flows both primal and eternal. Touching the sacred space of eternal love leads to wondrous worlds that can be explored, viewed and understood, and as this is done, you will facilitate your own healing, at a deeper subconscious level.Inside of that space deep, within the universal heart, the love of existence flows. It is a vibration that is timeless and shapeless yet with clear form.  It is waiting to be explored, understood and coaxed from the source.From this deep wellspring of cosmic awareness come natural archetypes. They flow past our mind’s eye and pause.  Waiting to be discovered, found and eventually to be painted. Their fulfillment is found in the healing of our spirit, essence, and souls.Elle Nicolaϊ has followed this shaman’s path through an opening in time and space to unveil the most clear and pure images of the elemental origins of our human souls.  She paints them with the clarity that allows your soul to recognize the visions of awareness that they explore. Elle reaches to the far ends of the dream state to harvest these images from within the passing flow of our universal heart. She returns to paint what she finds there and because of that these images are spectacular. They invoke the healing heart that connects us to the spiritual existence of our universe… read more
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Anastasia moves so well. Watercolor on Utrecht paper.11” X 14”

Jacqui Morgan

When Jacqui Morgan received her BFA from Pratt, she entered a world without any female illustrators. She with Barbara Nessim and Lorraine Fox who passed away very young, were the first and only working female illustrators. During the heyday of the psychedelic, she designed and illustrated the iconic Electric Circus Poster and went on to create more iconic images for the American Optometric Association, Sansui, Scott Printing, Celanese, Exxon, and 7 UP Billboards. Unique covers for American Artist Magazine, Mac Millan Books, Print Magazine and Cosmopolitan along with album covers for RCA, ads for DeBeers diamonds and animated commercials for Burlington Mills and General Mills were among her achievements. She always loved science fiction and illustrated a few anthologies for young readers.
After Morgan received her MA from Hunter College, CUNY, she studied realistic oil painting with Sharon Sprung a student of Harvey Dinnerstein and then applied these findings to watercolor. While far more difficult to handle than oils, watercolor is easier to control than dyes which stain the paper and cannot be lightened, only bleached.The comfort with dyes came when working for two years designing textile patterns right after Pratt graduation. Watercolor had the same seductive transparency. The first illustration of this no line, more painterly, approach was the poster for the Tap Dance Kid Broadway show… read more
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Set Free. 24.5″ x 7″ x 11.5″. Bronze sculpture.

Ione Citrin

Ione’s art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in the performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione’s artistic expression, creativity, and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage.
Ione is an avant garde artist whose artistic expression takes fantastic shape through her diverse oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculptures, found object collages and mixed media assemblages. Her contemporary paintings and sculptures range from abstract to realistic to impressionistic – all visionary interpretations from her imaginative soul. 
Ione uses only one name but a variety of styles to soothe her wild imagination. A native of Chicago, she is a former television star and commercial voice-over artist. Now she wins awards and sells her creativity through her hands instead of through her larynx. Her art is as original as she is – bold, colorful and highly decorative… read more
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Spirit of the Moment. Oil on canvas. 59″ x 47″

Semproniu Iclozan

Semproniu Iclozan is an intentionally known American artist, born in Romania. His work has been shown at more than 51 exhibitions in Europe and United States. Iclozan’s art was published in many European books and catalogs around the world. Iclozan’s work is in the permanent collections at the Chicago History Museum, National Museum of Art in Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland, Royal Art Collection in Stockholm, Sweden and many others.
For almost two decades, Iclozan was exhibited as a solo artist in numerous galleries around the world including; Ambassador Gallery, NY, Portals Gallery and Hansen Gallery, Chicago, Fontanella Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy, Craiova Museum of Art, Romania, Drottinnggatan 100 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (full list of solo and group exhibition can be found on artists web site).
Iclozan has also participated in numerous of Art Expos, including the Vancouver, Chicago and Miami International Exhibitions.
Iclozan’s artwork is also in many private art collections in United States, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, 
Ivory Coast, Japan, The Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland… read more.
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