Group Exhibition of Women Artists

EMPIRE OF THE SUN

1 December 2021 - 17 January 2022

opening 1 December at 11 pm

Discover Artists:

Vian Borchert

Ida M. Kleiterp

Barnaby Wills

Eija Ranta

Tjaša Iris 

IDA M. KLEITERP, THE NETHERLANDS

Ida M Kleiterp born in 1948 is an artist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She went to the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam 1984-1986.

Kleiterp makes sculptures, artist books and monoprints. 

Recurring theme’s in her work are nature, life and death, strength and vulnerability and boundaries and desire. She works in series in which the works reflect upon each other. Her monoprints are showing the changing of seasons, colour, forms and shapes. Her art works are to be seen in public places all over the world as well in public collections, like: JHM museum Amsterdam, Tel-Aviv of Art.

BARNABY WILLS, U.K.

The artist uses painting and mixed media to re-assemble abstractions to help reflect

aspects of the world that surrounds us. He works on oil paintings that are based

upon abstract constructions and forms made from bold colourful sequences and

angles. The work helps the viewer understand a visual language that references

nuances from abstract painting. When exploring themes and concepts he often frees

himself from limitations and explores different possibilities for one work, or a series of

works. Wills has exhibited his work around the United Kingdom and is represented

by the artist agency Art in Offices based in London. He studied Fine Arts in Bristol at

the University of the West of England and graduated in 2005

VIAN BORCHERT, U.S.A.

Vian Borchert is a noted award-winning contemporary expressionist artist. V. Borchert has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions internationally. Vian is a graduate and “Notable Alumni” from the Corcoran College of Art and Design George Washington University, Washington, DC. Vian considers her expressionistic and abstracted art as visual poems. Vian Borchert’s art has been on exhibit in prestigious places such as the United Nations General Assembly’s Public Lobby Gallery, NYC, and in “Art Basel Miami Beach” Spectrum Miami, 1stdibs Design Center in Chelsea, NYC and the LA Art Show. Vian's art is in private collections worldwide and embassies. Borchert exhibits in major world cities such as NYC, LA, Miami, London, Rome. V. Borchert’s art has been featured in publications such as Art Reveal magazine, The Flux Review, ARTPIL, SHOUTOUT LA, The Washington Post, Art Market magazine, Vie magazine, The Miami Art Scene, Juliet Art magazine and others. Moreover, Vian has extensive knowledge in art history, and she has worked in museums such as the National Gallery of Art and the The Phillips Collection museum in Washington DC. Borchert is an art educator teaching fine art classes in the Washington DC area.

EIJA RANTA, FINLAND

Eija Ranta is a movement artist creating movement performances, interventions, video and audio works. Her works are built around the relationship between the performer and the viewer from a bodily perspective. Her goal is to explore new ways to present the infinitely interesting movement of a human body in its fragility and vulnerability. She holds a Master of Arts (2018) from Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki and Master of Performing Arts (2008) from St. Petersburg State Academy of Theater Arts in Russia. She has also studied physical theater at The Commedia School in Copenhagen, and modern and contemporary dance, and choreography at Dance New Amsterdam in New York.
Eija Ranta currently lives and works in Finland.

TJAŠA IRIS, SLOVENIA/MALAYSIA

b. in Slovenia in 1968. She works with both photography and painting, depicting vibrant and saturated images of flowers, gardens and vegetation. Iris’ primary focus is investigating the expressive abilities and nuances of colour.  The last 12 years she mostly spent living/creating/ traveling and exhibiting in South East Asia: Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia.

In 2020-2021 she got stranded in Koh Phangan Island in Thailand, due to Covid , where she created a series of artworks called: AMAN (which means peaceful in Sanskrit) SEA GARDENS. The series is very vibrant, but also peaceful at the same time.