Group On-Line Exhibition

"AWE"

emerging and mid-career artists exhibition

 

 

18 JANUARY - 17 FEBRUARY 2022

ARTISTS:

Anna Naumova

Aleksandar Pedovic

Zhuchenko Ekaterina

Oleksandra Kulikovska

Tumininu Gbebire

Liz Miller

Adeline Charneau 

ALEKSANDAR PEDOVIC, SERBIA

Founder and CEO of the international visual arts project “The Iwano Project” with

amount of interaction between cultures of far east and our western cultural heritage.

Large-scale group international exhibitions of The Iwano Project, was opened by

more than 23 foreign ambassadors and cultural attachés from foreign countries…

Proffesionaly educated in the visual arts in wide, graphic design, unique design,

illustrations...

For professional work in the visual arts have received ower 30 significant awards...

Two times was president & CEO of UPIDIV – Association of applied arts artists and

designers of Vojvodina – Serbia, a member of Icograda.

Have taken part at more then 108 group exhibitions and several Workshops in the country

and abroad, and a eighteen individual exhibitions...

New activities is in the implementation of "intangible" creation and synthesis of

Art & technology on complex projects like that:

In the field of “land art” installations with art objects in the producing green energy in the

„Positive Energy Park“ project, or concept project in wide area of visual arts

„Organic Digital Art-In-Motion COLOURS“, in the comming time of

"New Technological Renaissance"...

“I’m drawing the Moon, and one line seems too many“

ANNA NAUMOVA, POLAND

Anna Naumova – graphic artist, based in Poland, born in 1990 in Kharkiv (Ukraine). In

2021 she graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in War-

saw. Her scope of work includes painting, drawing, graphic arts (lithography, serigraphy),

multimedia and graphic design. In her work she analyses themes of memory, psycho-

analysis and urban architecture. Apart from art, she studied Journalism and Social Sci-

ences and Psychology at the Univeristy of Warsaw - interest in these fields also resonates

in her works.

She also works as a graphic designer and conducts masterclasses in teaching and draw-

ing.

The practical part of the degree piece was made in the lithography studio in Warsaw at

her alma mater. It consists of nine graphic artworks made in the technique of serigraphy,

titled “Internal Landscape”. In the design process analogue photography and lithography

prints were used. The focus of the work are landscape images from my dreams, showing

the childhood home. A housing project in Kharkiv, in my mind, became the archetype of

home, a stage where the unconscious transforms into symbolic visions. In my works I

struggle to recreate that dreamy place.

A dream is a little bit like a creative process itself. The childhood home is embedded,

“imprinted”, in our mind so that we refer any other future place to it. The dreamt visions

are condensed into visual signs. As humans we have the natural need to synthesise,

classify different phenomena and build systems of meanings. The signs that I create,

however, are not assigned to one particular meaning – the meaning is, rather, obscure

and mysterious.

The form of signs itself are based on the simplest, most basic shapes (cross, square,

circle). Abstract compositions are made of fragments of the real world - textures or

objects come from the photographs that I take with my analogue camera. Those are often

modernist/brutalist architecture of the housing project of Saltavka, but also deserts/rocks/

mountains from more distant travels (e.g. Middle East, Caucasia). Minimalist structures,

rhythm, reflected symmetry are the substance of my primeal, archetypical place – home.

The image which all other images will be referred to and will interact with.

TUMININU GBEBIRE, NIGERIA

Tumininu Gbebire is an Artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Born in 1994.

Her passion for Art led her to the Yaba college of technology. There she studied at the school of Arts and design.

 

She works as an Art consultant and a Mural specialists. She also facilitates Art exhibitions and events. Tumininu enjoys volunteering, using Art therapy to work with mental health patients.

 

The theme of her current works are “Time” and “Lifestyle “. Here she transforms everyday situations using simple actions into a body of Arts.

 

She present this painting as “My hiding place” inspired by her introverted lifestyle, the piece reflects her originality and her time in solitude.

ADELINE CHARNEAU, FRANCE
Adeline CHARNEAU is a French woman art digital artist, graduated in plastic arts, contemporary practices and creations , in aesthetics and art sciences and graphic design, she also graduated in educational sciences, educational neurosciences and educational engineering .
Her works can be defined as minimalist, geometric, symbolic, philosophical but also political. 
All along her artistic works, she questions anthropological narratives and proposes to develop critical thinking  about the human condition. 
All living organisms are in constant evolution. This was defined by Charles Darwin in his theory of the evolution of species, and this evolution carries a share of randomness and variation.
With the upsurge of nanotechnology, biotechnology, computer science and cognitive science, new anthropological narratives appear redesigning the shapes of a human being fixed, transformed or even enhanced . Homo sapiens can now manipulate his DNA, transgress natural selection and eliminate the element of chance.
Vision of a better world or an apocalyptic world?
The only way for a human being to adapt to his environment is by understanding and accepting his humanity, his interconnection with others and with Nature. Adeline CHARNEAU wants to emphasize a common characteristic of the world that transcends all living beings: the flows of then considered as beauty and vital energies. 

ZHUCHENKO EKATERINA, RUSSIA

"My creative path began with art therapy. First of all, I wanted to understand myself, find my limitations, resources and pains. At some point I realized that painting is not just a means but a huge resource for me that connects me with my inner world.

 

When oil painting suddenly emerged, it became a way to reconnect with my father who loved painting as well, but has never been able to realize himself as an artist. One of the biggest joys has been allowing myself to enroll in an art school and start painting in oil.

 

A painting for me is the whole world, a portal that allows me to express the internal state, share my experiences, help immerse myself in another world and understand something about myself. After all, pictures make it easy to reach out to our subconscious and find the answers hidden inside. In my search, the work "All Inside" became the main one this year.

 

About artwork "Everything inside".

 

The work is assembled on a wooden basis from the remains of other projects: texture paste, ceramics, ornament from recycled leftovers of eco-leather. So my life is made up of what I get in all experiences. Unraveling a long strip, discarding marriage, I was able to combine my experience into a beautiful ornament, lay it inside the figure and finally set clear boundaries. I realized that each seam of the ornament has its own value, only by accepting the whole experience I put myself together.

The center flower made from recycled plastic is the only highlight of the work. This is an inner fire. He is guarded by ceramic hands. Thanks to the motion sensor, he knows how to light up. This is also symbolic. Through communication, we get the very spark that gives ideas and inspiration. This is where magic is born. But at the same time, contact should not be direct, which preserves the integrity and magic of the inner world.

 

Everything is metaphorical in this work: the materials, how it appeared, how the methods of its creation changed in the process, how the rough unites, how what was destined to be thrown out is reborn. And even the way work is living now also says a lot about myself.

 

She has inspired me since the beginning of summer, since the moment the thought of her appeared. This is a work about me and about many others looking for answers from the outside, but finding them inside. "

OLEKSANDRA KULIKOVSKA, UKRAINE

Oleksandra Kulikovska was born in Odessa in 2002, although her dad was from Transnistria, and her mother was born in Georgia. He has not completed higher education in the specialty "psychologist".

 

She is collage and mixed media artist. The acquaintance with the art of collage in Alexandra took place in early 2020 and continued to study this technique with the mentorship of other masters.

 

Currently in his work he actively studies the nature of such phenomena as identity, mental health, fear, war and violence as something that affects the individual and others.

In her works there are many social and "complex" topics that many do not dare to talk about.

LIZ MILLER, U.S.A.

Liz Miller is a second-generation fine artist. Dance/ Performance art is part of her repertoire; she performs locally and internationally  (various Canadian cities from 2002-2005, Monrovia, Liberia in 2001, and in Vizianagaram, India in 2015). Her fine art has been shown nationwide but also internationally in Japan, Indonesia, and England. She has a B. A. in Art and Design from Towson University and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been a teaching artist for the last eighteen years and currently is an art teacher for Baltimore County Public schools. She creates hair sculptures, performance art, and film. Her films capture black bodies cleansing and blessing previously traumatic space for black and brown bodies. She has been a guest speaker at Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art.