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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Michelle Gregor












California artist Michelle Gregor lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. Her figurative sculptures in bronze and ceramic are in private homes, offices, and gardens of private collectors. Larger scale architectural work may be seen in such locations as the Spa at Pebble Beach and The Olympic Club on Sutter Street in San Francisco.













DiegoKoi








DiegoKoi nasce a Lamezia Terme (CZ) il 25 Ottobre 1989. Entra a far parte del mondo dell'arte dilettandosi nel disegnare opere per eventuali tatuaggi realizzando su richiesta diversi lavori. Ispirandosi a grandi artisti giapponesi del periodo Edo come Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎; Edo, 1760 – 10 maggio 1849), DiegoKoi e' riuscito ad appassionare l'occhio delle persone con le sue linee precise e tecniche orientali. Da autodidatta, con il passare del tempo, matura la sua tecnica, riscoprendo la delicatezza e la bellezza che ogni sfumatura puo' offrirgli, accantonando i tratti grossolani del tatuaggio . Si dedica alla realizzazione di disegni corporei attribuendo ad essi un grande senso personale che viene espresso all'interno di ogni singolo soggetto attraverso le linee assennate che si incalzano dando origine a figure compatte ed elastiche, sostenute da zone d'ombra e dall'immaginazione dell'artista che servono a rendere l'opera un misto tra reale e irreale. La capacita' di DiegoKoi di percepire le centinaia di tonalita' del chiaroscuro, induce l'artista a creare contrasti che sfiorano l'anima di colui che osserva le sue opere. Inizialmente si dedica all'elaborazione di tratti femminili delicati facendo emergere la psiche di tali donne attraverso i loro sguardi e dalle pieghe dei loro volti, lasciando che lo spettatore indaghi le silenziose emozioni che esprimono. In seguito, si dedica alla realizzazione di volti che sembrano urlare la disperazione e la rabbia di un' intera societa' odierna. In merito a questi elementi caratteristici della tecnica del giovane artista, DiegoKoi e' riuscito a farsi conoscere in molte zone del suo paese natale presentando le sue opere in alcune mostre ed esposizioni, ottenendo il riconoscimento come "Premio del pubblico miglior Artista NonfermArti 2011" e "Premio sezione pittura NonfermArti 2011" conferiti personalmente nella provincia di Cosenza in occasione dell'evento artistico Nonfermarti 2011. Nel Marzo 2012, tra circa 7000 partecipanti provenienti da tutto il mondo, DiegoKoi vince la selezione del Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna di Venezia.











Awards


Premio del pubblico migliore Artista NonfermArti 2011
Premio sezione pittura NonfermArti 2011
Premio Internazionale arte laguna di Venezia 2012 - sezione under 25










Slava Fokk




















Slava Fokk was born in Russia in 1976. He graduated from the Art School in Krasnodar, Russia. Slava Fokk is an artist of a rare talent
who combines elements of postmodernism and Russian symbolism.


"Slava Fokk was born into a family of artists in 1976 in Krasnodar in the south of Russia. A creative atmosphere has surrounded him since childhood – art workshops, studios and creative summer residencies. In 1997 he completed his training at Krasnodar Art School, also known as the Repin. Declared to be one of the brightest graduates of his class, Mr. Fokk graduated with high honors.

Some years later the reflective Slava decided to move to Moscow. In his words, “I felt that the atmosphere where I was living was pressing on me. At some point everyone needs to leave… to live somewhere else, far away. As a native of Krasnodar, I knew I would have to work to adapt to another city, another culture – and that it would be very useful.” The ancient Greeks said: “Only when you come back and realize that nothing has changed do you realize how much you yourself have changed.” In Moscow, where he became very productive, Slava was exposed to the “old” Russia, a combination of bourgeois and art.

“The greatest challenge an artist faces is to adequately channel his first bursts of creative energy. It is necessary to constantly work at improving one’s skills in order to effectively tackle this challenge.” “I combine practically obsolete concepts with modern decorative themes. In the present body of work, I wanted to create a slightly nostalgic atmosphere.”

His main focus is art of the “northern revival.” He is attracted to the oil paintings of the Netherlands schools. These provide a soft light and shadow with a sometimes internal light that seems to envelop the subjects and figures.
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