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Koranyi's work is primarily in oil painting and printmaking, such
as etchings, monoprints and stone lithographs. Born in Budapest,
Hungary, Koranyi currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
Koranyi's work is an interesting wealth of symbolic systems contained
in the motifs of Hungarian folk art. Inspired by these folk motifs,
he combines them with great imagination to his contemporary artworks.
His fascinating symbols are common in both ancient and modern
cultures. Combining ancient symbols along with the symbols he
creates himself are the major characteristics of his work. Living
in Los Angeles has had a profound effect on Koranyi's recent work.
The many different cultures living together in L.A. represent
a modem culture. Since Koranyi's first exhibition in 1978 his
continued success in the U.S. and Europe is attributed to his
imaginative, innovative style.
An Oregon sculptor, now living in California, Richen is famous
for his stainless steel and bronze pieces. Richen's work is delicate,
three-dimensional and often immense in size. The size of Richen's
work make it appealing to corporate buyers whose buildings can
easily accommodate it. His work represents nature in the abstract
form the man-made metal shaped to depict the spontaneity and movement
of the natural world. His tall, eight or nine foot high, bronze
castings that represent totem-like figures, have received widespread
praise. Richen's eye for the grand scale and his passion for metalworking
began with his first career in architecture. His work can be found
in numerous public and private collections. Commissions are welcome.
Sabzi's subjects are almost always depicted as beautiful, graceful
women in a state of solitude. His women are madonnas, modern goddesses
and martyred saints, whose elongated forms, taut and uneasy manners
suggest instability and internal strains. Their stereotypical
faces, defined by universal anonymity, transform them into religious
icons. These forms and faces are perfect and seek perfection as
did the elongated and serene faces of Christian madonnas and saints.
Another source of influence comes from Cezanne and Matisse. The
treatment of the human face as luminous geometric planes, though
schematic is nevertheless a profound statement of the artist's
quest for spirituality. Sabzi's paintings are emotional, powerful
Venezuelan painter Rojas represents our ancestors, our ethnic
personalities and our legends in his fabulous paintings. His paintings
depict the native navigators of other waters, with their faces
and details vanished. The images Ivan Rojas uses are common for
the people that live from the sea, sand, and the land. His work
also show a serious and reflective process between men and their
environment. His work is exciting, energetic, vibrant and he shows
enormous talent as an artist. Ivan's artwork can
Willette is a New Yorker who paints the real New York. His rooftop
paintings make you feel like you are in Soho. In his new series
he uses mixed media-paints, newspaper and found objects, which
he incorporates into his paintings and make them come alive.
Born in Yugoslavia in 1955 Stankic is an artist of naive art.
His unique style shows some major cities at their best. His best
paintings are idealistic and imaginary. Stankic prepares his own
canvases, which are carefully treated to last a life time. Stankic
has exhibited in several European countries and many cities in
the U. S.
Barely in her thirties, Paquet is a highly acclaimed floral artist
from Quebec. Her ingenious style combines acrylics, purity of
line, and explosive color. Paquet's primitive, rapid brush strokes
bring pristine gardens to life.
Berkley's goal in creating her art is to create a sense of mystery
and awe. Her success comes when she strikes a common cord that
moves her and the viewer. Each symbolic figure or item in her
paintings represent an emotion, event or experience within her
life. What makes Holland's work so appealing, is that while these
experiences are very personal to Holland, they are usually common
feelings to all people. After receiving her B.F.A., Holland taught
art in public schools before pursuing a career as a full time
artist. Over the years she has received many awards and exhibited
in galleries and museums across the country. Her work can be found
in numerous public and private collections, including the Disney
and Exxon Corporation.
At the age of 15 Hessam discovers both his love and talent for
painting. Receiving his first award at age 17, Hessam continued
to achieve many national and international honors for his artwork.
While studying art in Italy Hessam pursued his first love in the
area of portraiture. Hessam also studied widely in other styles
including impressionism, surrealism, cubism and modern art. Hessam's
paintings are always influenced by the atmosphere he is living
in. While in Italy Hessam's paintings were bright, quiet and relaxed.
Later works after visiting Persia become darker, activity more
frenetic and less realistic in style. Hessam currently resides
in Los Angeles where he continues to paint. His work is exhibited
in Asia, Europe and North America, influenced by all his experiences
In 1980, Jurgen began exhibiting his work all over Germany. His
paintings are nearly exclusive colors made of plant extracts applied
to cotton. The pigments of these colors are taken from flowers,
leaves and roots. As a result of this technique, his paintings
are an exquisite display of color and lucidity. Jurgen Kadow shows
us in his artistic work the elementary power of symbols, the magic
of colors from nature, the tenderness of thoughts and his clear
and forceful determination.
Michael Wilkinson is a romantic sculptor for the nineties. He
is one of the very few artists working in clear acrylic being
able to create illusions impossible to an opaque medium. In the
past five years Wilkinson has established a reputation as a producer
of exquisite, elegantly sensuous, innovative sculpture. His refined
sculpture transcends the physical reality it depicts. Wilkinson
uses one of the newest substances in the arts he describes as
"space-age material"--it nevertheless represents a return to the
romantic tradition. Wilkinson's works are hallmarks of Romantic
Art, which is virtually nonexistent in the twentieth century.