Teymur Rustamov was born in 1960, in Azerbaijan, Baku. He graduated from Azim Azimzadeh College of Art and Tbilisi Art Academy faculty of sculpture. His works are held in state museums in Baku and the Azerbaijan Culture Center in Paris. Teymur is the brother of the famous Azerbaijani artist Mahmoud Rustamov, who already won the award Sculptor of the Year prize and have already exhibited in auction house Sotheby’s. His brother and father have produced numerous busts, memorials and monuments in Azerbaijan. Teymur Rustamov is considered an important emerging artist in Azerbaijan, because his work was also featured at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 and 5th International Biennial of Contemporary Art Baku.
Teymur´s offer approaches something like reality seen through different alternative media. We see a new rendition of reality expressed in sculptures, video art, soundscapes, abstract works, animation and some audio-visual animation, inspired by a mix of ancient and contemporary art, Art-Déco, science fiction and music. His sculptures, video art and graphic works, present the viewer with an alternative perspective on the real world. The graphic works that are computer-generated, such as “Blue” (see below), can create an intersection between society and technology. The result of all these efforts often creates a different concept of beauty, definitely poignant but certainly not in natural form
Anya Myagkikh was born in Moscow, in Russia, in 1991. She graduated from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, at the University of the Arts, London, UK, in 2014. Her works have been displayed in CCB — Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbo; in Casa Batlló in Barcelona, in the Four Seasons of Lisbon and in the Bulgari Hotel & Residences London, together with several art galleries in London, New York, Tokyo, Miami and Moscow. The paintings, installations and sculptures of Anya are just like herself, built with remarkable taste and quality. As an artist, she constantly seeks the spirit and the soul of the images she sees and immediately fills with love and gratitude. “An important medium to my work is kitsch, which I use so that I bring out strong emotions in the viewer. I like kitsch aesthetics with its bright colours, its over-doneness, and its glittery childishness.”
The kitsch style appeared in late 19th century, but in the 20th Century, with the creation of Pop Art, specially by Andy Wharol and Roy Lichtenstein, kitsch became an important vehicle as art style, as media, and as theme, among a big number of artists, generally associated with European or American culture. The selection of works Unconscious that we present from Anya´s art collection, are a representation of emotions and graphic elements, with scratching and rubbing silhouettes into the fabric. The use of this unconventional material used to make napper on, is almost unique in the world, because she almost self-portraits her emotions, traditions, memories and personality in one single round work.
"UNCONSCIOUS SERIES 1 - 9"
Original 50 x 50 x 6 cm
Acrylic on fabric
Benno was born in 1956, in Warendorf, West Germany, and studied Design at Fachhochschule University. He already exhibited in Brazil, Germany, US, France, United Kingdom and Spain.
Since 1972, Benno Sökeland’s work has been covering a large-scale painting project based on his activities as a roaming solitary soul. The German-born artist painted in different styles, with different compositions, along a path that eventually helped him to unlock many doors. Creating a connection between Neo- Surrealism, Modernism and Hyperrealism, he allowed rich dreams with originality and elusive figuration to come true for all of us.
In the present case, we have bright colours highlighted with white and grey that lend depth, multiple points of view, an undulating light shining on the objects close to the surface that makes them almost real for guest view. On these two visions of Coca-Cola, Benno offers the same visual dreams that we often find in advertising without even noticing. Inspired by Surrealism and Pop Art, he obviously seeks a great power for his paintings, together with a brilliance and an impact able to create in us a true fascination.
Friedhard Meyer was born in 1940, in Nuremberg, West Germany. He studied at the Technical University of Munich and at the College of Further Education in Schweinfurt. In 2002, he designed the citizens ‘medal for the city of Bad Neustadt. Public acquisitions of his works include Siemens AG, Bavarian Civil Service Insurances and Savings bank. He has also been featured in several books and TV shows. Since 2007, he exhibited in Austria, China, Italy, US, Hungary, Portugal, France, Sweden and Spain.
Friedhard Meyer´s abstract works create an illusion of space developed out of an accumulation of spontaneous, reactive gestures, closely associated with the De Stijl and Concrete art movements.
His work creates an unusual experience, pulling the viewer into its world by the dynamism of the composition in a symbiosis of vitality and harmony. “With this project I have set myself the task of reducing paintings to colours, and to let colours lead the way, ways of abstracting colours as much as possible, reducing them to the impact they may have, i.e. turning colours into art.”, he says. For him “paintings convey a message that goes beyond the feeling of colourful and formal.”
Laurel Moore was born in the United Kingdom in 19xx. She received a B.Ed Honors in Art Specialism from Portsmouth University in 1988. In 2014, she was named “100 BEST ARTISTS WORLDWIDE” by The US “World Art Foundation”. As a curator and artist, she inaugurated an art exhibition supported by his Excellency Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Time Out Abu Dhabi, Gulf News Magazine Front Cover (with Jalal Luqman), The Khalija Times, Ahlan Magazine, Lifestyle Magazine, Tempo Magazine, and others. She has already exhibited in London, in the United Arab Emirates, in Qatar, in Lisbon and in Paris. She has made numerous private Art Commissions to collectors in Abu Dhabi and Worldwide.
The works of Laurel Moore can be best described as a form of hyper-realistic art capable of creating a new sense of reality. In her studio, she often paints a variety of Islamic art subjects, such as portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, cultural scenes, and portraits of important personalities. Paintings such as The Pearls, Museum of Islamic Art, Golden Mosque or Arabic Tea are perfect examples of this line of work. She generally creates what we can consider a place, or rather a scenario, where she immerses her models using her trademark technics. The work expands gradually, bringing individual details together and slowly growing into the final image, and then, where are we? Is this a dream? Is this an omen? Or are we still looking at reality?
''It’s true that photography has given us so much, but painting can still open the door into new worlds,” Moore says. “I especially love to paint places that people love. Home is always somewhere special for us in our hearts, wherever that home is to us. I love to capture that nostalgia ... I hope to achieve incredible depths of emotion within my paintings. I'm honoured that my artwork is now collected all over the world.''
Richard Lewsey is a discreet soul who investigates the human mind using conceptualism and minimalism as is preferred tools. establishing intimacy and with a sense immediacy As he keeps thriving to establish immediate intimacy with the viewer, he still adopts the humble radical stance borrowed from contemporary artists of twentieth century. And always, consistently, no matter what, he affirms the predominance of concept over form, and of idea over execution.
The appearance of simplicity is common in Lewsey’s work. The need to eliminate the arbitrary and subjective in art, quite visible here in Abstract Works, leads him to explore all possible variations in form. The way he keeps tackling all dimensions in smaller scale reveals a true fascination for geometric structures.
Richard Lewsey was born in United Kingdom in 19xx. He has a BA Honours Degree from Camberwell College of Arts, UK. He already exhibited in Lisbon, London, Berlin, France and Italy. Lewsey has formerly presented his work in collective exhibitions curated by Francisco Lacerda, in Bulgari Hotel & Residences London and Ritz Four Seasons Lisbon.
Sahatarch Pittarong, professionally known as Sahatarch is a visual artist who graduated from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (UAL) in Illustration, Experimental Illustration and Digital graphic. After graduation, he worked for many magazines as commercial illustrator and columnist and worked for street wear brand as graphic designer. Now, he has worked for KitiRin Jewellery brand as a conceptual manager, art director and graphic designer and worked simultaneously as an international artist who has exhibited worldwide. In his own own words, Sahatarch has a main porpose, which is to motivate, stimulate and impress an audience to learn his arts by their own view.
The struggle to get to the root of what could be a “fact of nature” and what could be a “nature of fact” is a central theme in Sahatarch’s work. He constantly explores the relationship between an uncertainty of nature and a certainty of fact by using uncontrollable and controllable techniques, arguably one of the most ancient debates in all great human civilizations.
For this artist, art is universal art, combined narrative art, creative art, and innovative art. He explores it all by using many forms of media, including hand drawing, painting, illustration, sculpture, and graphic design that is full of colour and details. Like all the sages from the many thousands of years before us, Sahatarch is attracted by the mysteriousness of fact and the secret of nature
Sahatarch’s individual art has been created from independence, creativity, imagery and tangible vision. He creates art as any other observer of life ever since natural philosophers of the Classical days started illustrating and decorating their natural-philosophy notebooks. And he becomes yet another artistic scientist to experiment and make new creative and useful objects, gladly following the steps of his predecessors from the days of the Scientific Revolution. As all other naturalists and natural theologians, he tells us about charming mysteries of this planet, and mathematical complications of the universe that only the angels could solve, as Newton believed they would.
For Sahatarch, once you chose to be as an innovative artist, then art is important for the world because it can identify who we are, what we do, where we come from, when we change, and how we live. Art is a perfect tool to send messages and to connect to each other. For every important period humankimd lives through, art is a powerful sign of tradition and culture, of civilisation and revolution. Art gives us a better understanding of life, of nature, and even of the world. Without art, the world would not have grown up yet. Only something larger than life can pull entire societies out of childhood.
"STATE IN THE MIND 1-2"
Original 50 x 50 x 5 cm,
Mixed Media on Canvas
Cristina Albaker was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She currently lives in Doha, Qatar. In 2003, she graduated from IADE, the Creative University, in Lisbon, Portugal. She is recognized for landscape art paintings that develop ecological and psychoanalysis issues. These landscapes work as models to make us think about our ecosystems and their natural beauty, aiming to amplify the concern of nature protection.
To fully appreciate Cristina´s paintings, we always need a deep and wide sense of time. “There is an endless source of radiant energy inside the speechless beauty of nature all around us.” she says. On the other hand, when she puts more emphasis on details and subjects, she also creates the illusion of a reality that in fact either does not exist or is beyond human eye. Her artworks are marked by a combination of spiritual emotions and rêveries on the environment, on the confusion of time, on organic and inorganic, on magical places, always operated on her own terms, and beautifully unhindered by human presence.
Geraldo Melo, is a highly accomplished Brazilian photographer; who began his professional career back in his youth, at the tender age of sixteen. Geraldo’s work as photographer was well known in Rio de Janeiro’s art scenes and within its inner circle, where Geraldo was not only discovered, but was also head hunted by the famous Rolling Stone Magazine Brazil Edition. Geraldo worked with the famous magazine as a contracted photographer until his mid twenties; throughout that time, he was also enrolled onto one of the most prestigious Art Institutes in Rio de Janeiro Public University, where he graduated from, at the age of twenty-one; with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Photography and Art History 1973. After the graduation, Geraldo left Brazil and moved to Paris, France, where he lived and worked for two years as a professional freelance photographer. The intention behind this move was to understand how photography and fine arts are interlinked.
In accordance to his work as film director in the forthcoming decades, Geraldo specialized even further in portrait photography. The purpose behind this directional move was not only to understand but also capture the emotions of the subjects. Geraldo Melo’s main focus was and still is the silent language of the human body, which has been a consistent theme throughout his art. Geraldo’s fascination for the body language theme grew so much that back in 1981 he launched studio a Deliríos Artes Fotográficas Ltda, in Rio de Janeiro. This innovative and diverse direction brought him a new advancement, where he worked as a photographer that specialized in advertisement. This meant that his career would once again, escalate for the third time. This new recognition captured the attention of the academic world, where he was asked to join and lecture students. Geraldo embraced the offer and began to lecture in arts, movie and photography at the University of the City, Rio de Janeiro 1982. He worked at the university for five years; during that time Geraldo published numerous work and presented several masterpieces in exhibitions that was portrayed outside the campus and city. Geraldo Melo’s exhibitions have been presented throughout Brazil.
Innovation and originality turned him into one of the pioneers of his field, specifically when it came to employing the newest technique ‘graphical computation method’ in the design of advertising photography. Back in the eighties and to his native Brazil this meant that Geraldo was not solely an artist but also an inventor, a man before his time.
Moreover Geraldo being one the few photographers whom mastered the knowhow and proficiency in how to facilitate the new technology, his service and products was once more in high demand by the leading Brazilian advertising agencies, which sought to be part of his clientele. Furthermore, the agencies employed his service and asked him to execute exclusive commercial works for their unique brands, for agencies such as: J.W. Thompson, McCann-Erickson, FNasca, Salles, Artplan, Casa da Criação Contemporânea, DPZ, Fischer America, Giovanni/FCB, Ogilvy & Mather Brazil, Black Star in New York etc. Alongside agencies, Geraldo was also hired by national and international companies; Petrobras, Coca-Cola, Citybank, IBM, Wella, Plus Vita, Pepsi Cola, Amsterdam Sauer, DeBeers, H. Stern and UNESCO. The difference from the former i.e. the agencies was that the later, the companies wanted him not just to create exceptional work but also to supervise the national marketing campaigns and so on which shows a leadership skills on Geraldo’s behalf.
Aside from that, Geraldo is a celebrated artist and his craftsmanship is known for its outstanding interpretations of a particular theme or motifs and the magnificent impact it has had on the Brazilian culture. Due to that acknowledgment, Geraldo was bound to be nominated for awards from his piers, not just because for his amazing artistry but on the condition that his art always have had solid illustration about the life’s of the common man. Throughout the years, Geraldo received tremendous awards; he won more than thirty prizes and has even received the prestigious recognitions from: Colunista Nacional by ABP Award, Cannes Photo Award between others.
During his career with his private photographs he has been invited to participate in several museum collection’s and in nowadays you can find his work at: Museu de Arte de São Paulo- MASP, Musée Français of la Photographie, Paris and Museu de Arte Contemprânea de São Paulo.
Misa Aikara is a japanese contemporary artist recognized for her lyrical abstract compositions, made of vibrant colours and elegant, expressive lines. She was born in Ibaraki-ken, a prefecture of Japan and graduated from Joshibi Univiversity of Art and Design, in Tokyo. She has exhibited her works in numerous exhibitions since the early 1970s in Japan and all over Europe and in USA. She also participated in Florence Biennale, London art Biennale and received an award from Chianchiano Art Museum, The Global Art Awards, 1st “Prince of Salinas -Gottopardo” Art Critic Award, to name but a few.
Photography printed in Professional Fine Art Paper
40 x 30 cm
is a Portuguese artist who has held several solo and collective exhibitions during her career in Portugal and abroad. She is best known for her paintings that present an emotive and astrological perspective of the universe. As this represents the first attempt to present this fascinating creative panorama, the exhibition also provides an opportunity to understand the transformations in space. She already exhibited her work in Portugal and Spain.
born in 1992, in Leiria, Portugal. He studied at the University of Caldas da Rainha — ESAD. His works have an exceptional schematic form, pushed up very close to picture surface, with a mix of abstract and impressionism art. He captures harmony and also expresses exuberant colours, luminosity and solidity. He already exhibited his work at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art — MNAC in Lisbon, in MAAT — Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, in Pavilhão 31 Hospital Júlio de Matos Lisbon and Museum of José Malhoa in Caldas da Rainha.
RVieira was born in Pataias, Portugal, in 1951. In 2005 she graduated from the Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra (EUAC). She already exhibited her works at the Bulgari Hotel & Residences in London. In Lisbon, she’s had exibitions at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, at the Centro Cultural de Belém, at the Lapa Palace Hotel, and at the Pestana Palace Hotel. She’s also exposed at the Museum of Chiado in Coimbra, and at the Museum João Mário in Alenquer.
Her seascapes, and her representations of everyday life in the towns of the Portuguese West coast, are rich in colour and openly influenced by many modern and contemporary artists, such as Vitor Matias. The ephemeral nature of her works reflects her awareness of the present time, which is always the guiding theme behind her artistic practice.