Henry Asencio Art Figurative Art:
Contemporary Painter Henry Asencio is a master of painting the female form. Henry Asencio is naturally drawn to paint the human figure for its timeless sensitivity. Henry Asencio's works blends the classical ideas of figurative painting with a unique contemporary style that is reminiscent of the impressionists. Henry Asencio works with either live models or photographs, seeking to portray his female figures as strong and contemplative. Henry Asencio paints in a very aggressive and loose style, often painting with a palette knife. The artist states, Painting for me is very cathartic and is the most articulate way for me to express my passion and internal dialogues. Merging introspection and visual spectacle, Henry Asencio's personal investigations of femininity, spirituality and abstraction possess the power to transform today's ideals of elegance and contemporary sensuality.
In 1996, ... (more)
Andrew Art Figurative Art:
Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. At age five Andrew started painting and drawing and was encouraged by his father to pursue his dream of being an artist. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children's Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Andrew Atroshenko later entered Bryansk Art College and in 1991 was accepted into the most prestigious art school, St. Petersburg Academy of Art to study and further pursue his talents. After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England based art group called "Bay Arts" to take part in their exhibitions. Andrew Atroshenko spent that entire year in the United States, and stayed well on into the new Millennium.
According to Andrew, "This year in America gave me more as an artist then all eight years of my formal studies in the prestigious Russian ac ... (more)
Avtandil Makharoblidze Figurative Art:
Avtandil Makharoblidze was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, in 1952. Avtandil graduated from the Tbilisi Academy of Art in 1975. Avtandil Makharoblidze's emotional and evocative oil and mixed media paintings have received wide exposure at numerous regional and national exhibitions in the Soviet Union and across Europe.
While studying under the world famous artist Guram Kutateladze, Avtandil became the master's favorite student for having an almost extrasensory perception for the inner mood and emotion of a subject. Now Avtandil is deeply involved in teaching and has passed on his teachings to many now famous artists in his homeland.
Avtandil is equally accomplished as a painter and a graphic artist, working both in theater and motion pictures. Avtandil worked as a theater set designer for the State Marionette Theatre of Georgia and, in 1989, received with his wife Ketevan f ... (more)
Michael and Inessa Garmash Figurative Art:
Michael and Inessa Garmash are considered two of the finest Romantic Impressionists of our day The Garmash's impressionistic works show their mastery of the figure and their ability to translate sensuality. The Garmash's incredible talent is only matched by their love and career stories. Both Michael and Inessa Garmash were born in Russia where they were schooled and studied art. An early starter, Michael Garmash began painting at the age of three. By age six Michael Garmash started his formal education at the Lugansk Youth Creative Center. Recognizing rare, natural talent, his teachers sent his works to a variety of exhibitions in the then Soviet Union. Ms. Garmash, born Inessa Kitaichik in 1972 Lipetsk, Russia, has excelled in the arts since early childhood. Inessa Garmash entered the Lugansk Fine Art School at age fifteen. At seventeen Inessa Garmash was accepted as that year's be ... (more)
James Gill Figurative Art:
James Gill, a rudimentary figure in the birth of Pop Art, has recently emerged from three decades of isolation to deliver his contemporary pieces once again to the public. Gill's technique entails a use of distorted newspaper images with the combination acrylic and watercolor paint. Unlike typical signatures of pop artists' work, James Gill's pieces are described as combining contemporary structure and design with classical influences. James Gill studied art in college and then began painting seriously in 1959. Moving to an artists' colony for several years, James Gill retreated to protect his Pop Art expression rather than succumbing to the materialistic changes of the 70s. Gill's work has graced the cover of Time Magazine and was part of the "Environment USA: 1957-67" exhibit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. James Gill's work has been displayed in several museums including the Museum of Modern ... (more)
Gaylord Ho Figurative Art:
Gaylord Ho is masterfully skillful sculptor and an inspired artist. His goal in every sculpture is to bring to life the emotion of the moment being frozen forever in clay. Gaylord Ho was born April 11, 1950, in Hsin-Wu, Taiwan. Ho grew up on a small rice farm but did not wish to become a farmer. Gaylord Ho graduated at the top of his class. His student sculptures won the National Sculpture Exhibition. Gaylord Ho went on to study under some of the great Japanese sculptors of the day. The experience gave him sharpened sculpting skills and an in depth knowledge of the techniques of porcelain and ceramic manufacturing. In Taiwan, Gaylord Ho began working at a porcelain manufacturing company which he then acquired and renamed Gaylord Design. Gaylord Ho spends a lot of his time teaching others the fine art of porcelain sculptures. Ho shares his time between two homes, one in Taiwan and one ... (more)
Sebastian Kruger Art Figurative Art:
Sebastian Kruger was born in Hamlin, Germany in 1963. He studied painting and graphic arts and quickly moved on to make his living as a caricaturist, illustrator, and painter. Sebastian Kruger fanatically buries himself into the life's work and ephemera of each subject so that he might channel their essence into the heady mixture of wash, pencil and impasto that are his illustrations. He leaves no stone unturned. For an illustration about Steve McQueen, Kruger referred to his own personal McQueen library. "I have a DVD collection of almost his whole works - movie books and everything," says Kruger. "So I was on the same wavelength with Steve McQueen when I painted him as Carter 'Doc' McCoy in Sam Pekinpah's The Getaway."
Kruger takes all of that background information and uses his prodigious imagination to lose himself in the alternative universe of his subject." I feel sometimes lik ... (more)
Fabian Perez Figurative Art:
Fabian Perez was born on November 2, 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a teenager Perez was fascinated with martial arts and fine arts. Therefore, Perez dedicated himself to study both disciplines. Karate helped influence Fabian Perez' character giving him great discipline as well as opening him up to other forms of art. Much of what Fabian Perez learned through his Eastern studies influenced his paintings. Fabian Perez left Argentina when he was 22 to live in Italy where he resided for seven years. It is here where Fabian Perez career in painting and writing took an ascendental journey. It is also in Italy where Perez was inspired to write his book "Reflections of a Dream", which was published later in the United States. Fabian Perez then went to Japan where he lived for one year. While there Perez painted The Japanese Flag and A Meditating Man which are on display in a government hou ... (more)
Tim Rogerson Figurative Art:
As a rising star in the art world, Tim Rogerson casts his artwork with a very evident energy and passion. Inspired by the works of Degas and Malcolm Liepke, the North Carolina native has had a prolific career taking him from Degas to Disney to darling of the industry. Born in Kissimmee, FL, Tim Rogerson was forced to move with his family to North Carolina at the age of four because of family health concerns. His father, who at the time, was employed by Walt Disney World as Show Director in charge of managing and maintaining all of the performances in the park, made every day a magical adventure for Tim Rogerson, even though they no longer had the safety umbrella of Disney. Tim Rogerson grew up living the everyday life of a kid, playing outside and "hanging out" with friends, however, the artistic urge to create was always present, compelling Tim Rogerson to apply the pictures and images ... (more)
Sabzi Figurative Art:
Born in Ahwaz, Persia, Sabzi started painting at the age of twelve; encouraged in his early progression as an artist by his parents and inspiring teachers. Sabzi earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Jundi Shapur. "The best part of agriculture was the purity of its primal spaces," Sabzi says, explaining his early sensitivity to artistic concepts. Sabzi's early works were primarily realistic, exploring the historical and cultural themes of his homeland. Sabzi's departure from Iran during the Khomeini regime brought him to Germany and then the United States. This exile provided Sabzi the opportunity to explore new artistic influences. Sabzi, an abstract expressionist, almost always paints women - beautiful, graceful, taciturn and melancholy; they reflect love, mystery and solitude. Sabzi's women are Madonnas, modern goddesses and martyred saints who ... (more)
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