Sachi Yoshimoto Biography
Sachi Yoshimoto is a Tokyo based self-taught artist who works mainly in oil medium. She loves the warmth that the medium gives to her work. Artistically inclined from a young age, Sachi has worked diligently to bring her art to life. In 2013, after years of amateur work, Sachi decided to pursue her art wholeheartedly. Sachi’s style of work is “true-to-life,” focusing on the breath she finds in organic and inorganic objects. Her vision is to bring life into the objects she’s attracted to in everyday life. Apart from regular art commissions, Sachi often donates certain pieces and commission profits to animal charities she loves. Like her art, Sachi continues to evolve and improve. Her ultimate aim is to have her artistic journey make everyone’s life a little brighter.
Pamela Waldroup Biography
Exaggerated angles of view and juxtaposition of serendipitously placed elements combine with moody, sometimes dramatic light in Pamela Waldroup’s photographs to leave the viewer with a sense of a presence unseen but felt in her eclectic body of work. Originally from the Midwest, she continues to document her East Coast experience with a newcomer’s fascination for details. Waldroup has established herself as a fine art photographer on the North Shore of Long Island. She holds a B.F.A. from Ohio University and a M.A. in Drawing and Printmaking from Long Island University where she studied with master artist Stan Brodsky. Waldroup’s intensive experience in printmaking with Dan Welden in Florence and in the Masters in Art Workshop at Southampton inspired her transition to digital photography as her primary media. Her photography is about hyper-focusing on the subject to solidify her experience and prompt a memory, real or imagined, to surface both for herself and the viewer. Working primarily in black and white, Waldroup says she has been inspired by Edward Weston to create images of dynamic movement that often take on a sculptural quality. The absence of color allows the viewer to become immersed in the place, mood and time depicted, but leaves room for personal interpretation and imagination as well. Waldroup taught darkroom and digital photography, and fine arts, for 32 years while successfully exhibiting her work and the work of students in many local and regional venues. A member of fotofoto Gallery in Huntington, NY and National Association of Women Artists in NYC, she has exhibited in the metropolitan area, including: Alex Ferrone Gallery, Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, fotofoto Gallery, East End Arts Gallery, Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Art League of LI, LI Museum, 2018 LI Biennial at Heckscher Museum, and the EXPO 38 Winners Exhibition at b.j.Spoke Gallery in March 2019.
Curator Review: Flow
This beautiful image with its surreal outline and strong shadows, allows the imagination to roam. The delicate curves and fused values, evoke a gorgeous sense of motion and mood. Artist Pamela Waldroup gracefully conveys a continual path that evolves into what the mind’s eye wishes to see. Her poetic vision of an organic element in shades of gray, black and white, is truly lyrical.
Diana Wahlborg Biography
Diana Wahlborg is a upcoming artist from Gothenburg Sweden. She loves to use bright colors with acrylic paint, gold/ silver leaf, collage and she wants to awaken something within the viewer. Her art is an inner expression of life filled with creativity, colors and to live everyday with passion, to dare to go outside our own comfort zone. One could say that art is a part of her everyday life. For the last 10 years she’s been working with personal development, intuition and lectures within this area. Her art studio is situated in Gothenburg Sweden.
Roberto Torres Biography
I have always had an interest in the representation of traditions that have been passed down in my family; while demonstrating my knowledge through interpretations of my experiences through various formats. As a first-generation Mexican American (Chicano) artist I uphold a great responsibility to carry on a voice to benefit communities who are underrepresented while breaking down barriers that separate people from societal divisiveness in America. I am creating a body of work that is concerned with the past, present, mythological, and supernatural aspects of Mexican culture. Bringing attention to these complexities in my current work that also expresses sociopolitical issues that Latin Americans face
on a daily basis. Employing a variety of artistic approaches including all forms of printmaking, ceramics, and mixed-media. I am creating a narrative that speaks to the rich tradition while also investigating contemporary problems. Understanding my provenance allows me to form the body of work that is more than just a display of techniques or ability to work in different styles. Most work can be a separation of two cultures in contrast to neighboring countries of Mexico and the United States. I feel that my best work affirms the complexity and the values I had grown to appreciate and communicate to the viewer a deeper understanding of my origin.
Vincent Temu Biography
Vincent Temu also known as Vensa Temu (artistic name) is realistic drawing artist from Tanzania born in 1995. He took four year course in fine arts when he was in secondary school later on he decided to be a full time artist after finishing his engineering studies (irrigation engineering) at water institute 2014-2017. His main medium is charcoal and graphite on Manila paper . Vincent Temu participated in some group exhibitions such as “Urithi Festival “ which is an exhibition prepared by Government of Tanzania under ministry of tourism , He also performed his solo exhibition at “Aura Mall” titled as Draw with your experience. Vensa Temu also participated in workshop prepared by Mulika Tanzania in the Project known as Ongea Project.
Jos Stumpe Biography
Jos Stumpe was born in the Netherlands. He studied Language and Literature and worked for more than twenty years as an independent copy editor and graphic designer, editing policy studies for the Dutch government on topics such as water management. After having put his creativity into translating other people’s ideas into word and image, Stumpe felt the need to create something of his own. Clay became his medium of choice, and he went to study Ceramic Design at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Since relocating to New York in 2012, he has explored a variety of sculptural materials such as metal and concrete, glass and steel; as well as delved into painting and printmaking at the National Academy School. All of his works reflect Stumpe’s fascination with the interaction between man and nature. Now he works in his own studio in Chelsea. Statement Making art, is like a refuge where I can process the complexities of the world. It’s like an inner shed in which I can lose myself. My inspirations are many, but especially the continuous cycles of systems getting out of balance and finding their balance again. Creating order out of chaos and reflecting on complexity is part of my creative process. Chance is a leading principle in my artistic practice. Taking chances to achieve the unpredictable and working by chance so I can spontaneously interact with the mediums I am using. Chance invites me to change with the tides, to broaden horizons, enrich experiences, and try new avenues.
Jacinda Strubbe Biography
I am a native Southern Californian born in Los Angeles and then transplanted to the Orange County area. I received my Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, but my first love has always been art and expressing myself creatively. In 2017 I left a long career in retail to pursue my artistic passions full time and have never looked back. I am a self taught photographer and resin artist.
Ira Stein Biography
My art tells the stories of the relationships between me and my models. Before one brushstroke is put to canvas, I need to know absolutely everything about her. My artistic process requires time and a commitment to paint the unmediated truth discovered during this close relationship. It is an agonizing process but I am compelled to continue asking difficult questions. Over the past years, I have painted the most unique women to me based on our chemistry and their story. I believe that their behaviors are genetically determined and not a result of experience or societal influences. My paintings, mixed media collages and sculptures will not necessarily go with the furniture but it will leave you with the unbelievable documentation supporting my belief that behaviors are predetermined by genetics. IRA
Curator Review: Priorities
Artist Ira Stein has boldly created a piece of societal contradictions. The centered emotional imagery juxtaposed against the luxury brands is both incredibly expressive and intuitive. Stein’s almost duteous composition and visceral assertion, reaches far beyond the edges of the piece itself and into that place of diffused responsibility. In tone and cohesiveness this sentient work absolutely rises.
Kenneth Ricci Biography
Born 1948 with no formal art education, creating collage panels since 2016 Exhibited: NYC - Hamilton Gallery, Inwood Library, Boricua College Art Gallery.
Kaja Pilch Biography
Born in 1993 in Cracow. In 2009-2013 she was learning in Fine Arts High School in Nowy Wisnicz in a field of ceramics, under care of Krystyna Jarczewska. The collaboration with Krystyna Jarczewska, a versatile artist, was the basis to create and to reach the knowledge about various styles in art. This fructifies the collaboration at Barbara Leoniak’s atelier and also wide possibilities in field of sculpture. Until this moment Kaja’s favourite form is installation art, consisting of various materials, which are the results of experiments of getting to know various forms of expression. Currently, Kaja Pilch is
a student of PhD at Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow at the Sculpture Department. Her works refer to widely understood symbolism and confrontation with human’s character and illusion.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.