Aja Trier is a contemporary artist from the USA who evokes memories of Vincent Van Gogh in her own style. '' Although I've been painting since my age was measured in months (my mom, a toll painter, would give me scraps of wood from her projects, a cup of water, and a brush for me to "paint" with....) I really became serious with it in '99 during my last years of high school. Resigned to my profession I was accepted to Montserrat College of Art on scholarship and concentrated on painting.'' - Aja Trier
After having exploited the theme of landscape for a long time, Val ESCOUBET has distinguished herself for ten years in the art of portraiture, in a figurative style, rather hyper-realistic. The artist seeks to highlight a posture, an emotion, which she captures in the daily life of women, men and children. Most of the time, her characters are painted in shades of black and white to mark the contrast with very colorful backgrounds. She does not hesitate to use several techniques for the same work; oil painting, which she loves more than anything for the characters, acrylic, ink and collage for the backgrounds. Her artistic affinities are varied and eclectic, but Val ESCOUBET draws most of her inspiration from Street-art and fashion illustration.
MARTIN J LEIGHTON
Born in Montrose Scotland in 1951, Martin has lived in Weymouth in the beautiful county of Dorset from the age of 2 years. Martin is a self-taught artist specialising in oils on canvas and he has been painting professionally since 2003 when he opened his own gallery and working studio close to Weymouth harbour side, situated on the first floor of a beautifully converted Grade II listed building. However, from 29th October 2016 the art gallery has closed to enable Martin to concentrate on new works for various exhibitions & commissions.
'' My works proceed a long and strict thematic and technical study along my 29 years since 1980, when I studied at the National School of Fine Arts (Peru), from here my pictorial creations developed 9 periods to the present time, "Agony in the Port" 1981, "Waves of Mystery" 1985, "Wings of the Time" 1988, "Paradigms in the Time" 1994, "Utopias" 1996, "Spiritual Archeology” 1997 Sensitive relief of the Spirit" 2001," Construction of Dreams" 2004. Each period has a main protagonist, the man and his environment, a supreme theme through metaphors, supported in an exacting processing of the technical conception, as for light, color, structures and pictorial matter in their diverse possibilities.'' - Jaime Vasquez
TAN JIANWU (谭建武)
Tan Jianwu (谭建武) , was born in Leiyang, Hunan (China) in 1971. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Hunan Normal University in 1991 and has been engaged in professional oil painting creation since 1993. His works advocate neo-classical style, and his painting skills are profound and simple, especially in the field of classical portrait painting.
ZHIWEI TU 涂志伟
Zhiwei Tu, American painter: Using the illusion space of light, depicts the story of Chinese history. Tu Zhiwei's works are appreciated and collected by collectors from the United States, France, Britain, Canada, Japan and other countries. In 1990, Zhiwei Tu, who had been studying hard for three years, graduated from Drake University with a master's degree in fine arts. His main mentor wrote: "Tu Zhiwei is an outstanding artist... His skill is superior, his ability to control and grasp the art picture is rare among his peers today. He is integrating and developing modern art. "
Born in 1941 in Valencia, Spain, Royo began demonstrating his artistic talent early. At the age of 9 his father, a prominent physician and avid art enthusiast, employed private tutors to instruct Royo in drawing, painting, and sculpture. When Royo turned 14 he entered the San Carlos Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia. Upon turning 18 Royo continued his artistic studies privately with Adolfo Ferrer Amblat, Chairman of Art Studies at the San Carlos Academy. He also visited the major museums in Europe at this time to study the famous masters-Velasquez, Goya, Renoir, Monet, and Sorolla among others.
Alberto Pancorbo was born in the city of Soria (Spain) on the 18th of April of 1956. Pancorbo started to paint from a very early age in his native city. At the age of 18 he moved to the city of Barcelona with the ultimate goal to dedicate himself only to painting. In 1980 he became an exclusive artist of Sala Gaudi (Barcelona), which exposed his paintings for the first time in the international fair of art of Basiela (Swiss). He began a period of exhibitions in different cities of Spain and overseas. In many of these exhibitions he obtained numerous awards in various art contests. In 1985 he holds his first exhibition in Madrid and is awarded the “Artist revelation of the year” by the magazine Correo Del Arte de Madrid.
Victoria Selbach is a contemporary artist focusing on women and is best known for her compelling life-size nude depictions of women. Selbach explores the complexity of her contemporaries in relation to our generational feminine legacy. Her work enables her to better understand and champion the diversity, complexity and trajectory of contemporary women. Born in Pittsburgh and a long time resident of New York, Selbach recently moved her studio to rural Connecticut.
Alex Alemany has made a living as a painter since finishing his studies in Fine Arts in San Carlos de Valencia, having gone through a useful training at the School of Arts and Crafts. He was born in Gandía in 1943, and followed the usual trajectory in the plastic creators of that time, embarking on the avant-garde towards abstract expressionism. Until 1975 he found his own poetic sensibility, fueled by the magical realism of literature and portraiture. Alex Alemany does not teach at any institution, he is not an official, he does not show up for competitions or contests. He makes a living in his craft, which dominates in the best sense of the term, and from which he makes a profit that facilitates his existence.