Group Exhibition of Women Artists
"HERE COMES THE SUN"
30 October - 29 November 2021
opening 31 October at 11 pm
Ling Li Wang
Chayma Ben Said
SUDRAK KONGGPUANG, THAILAND
Sudrak Khongpuang is a Thai artist and started her career as a professional painter in 2003 Sudrak is
renowned for the use of vibrant colours to document the Thai countryside and the old rural way of
life. Her oil colours on the canvas are modern Landscape paintings, inspired by her carefree
childhood years spent with her grandparents upcountry. Later, she developed her work by applying
Buddhist teachings as inspiration for her creations. And now, she is focused on researching subjects
of changes in today's global society for current painting making.
Sudrak received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a master’s degree in art education
from Burapha University, a well-known university in eastern Thailand. And then she decided to
focus on working in fine art seriously for is a professional artist.
She spent the first 6 years of her professional career perfecting her techniques and discovering
her distinctive style. Ever since then her artworks have been shown to public viewing – both in
solo and group art exhibitions.
In addition, Sudrak has been invited to be the residency artist of South Bay Contemporary in the
United States of America (USA) and had two solo exhibitions were included, 1st in 2016 and 2nd
in 2018 The most recent solo exhibition, "A Tale of Two Shores" at SoLa Gallery in Los Angeles
city, was chosen as the first highlight of the year 2018 in the EasyReaderNews's review,
publishing media of the USA.
And in 2021, she has been selected as 1 of 9 artists from around the world. To publish interviews
and artworks in a special issue of “LandEscape art review” magazine distributed worldwide.
Her paintings are celebrated by art collectors. And her exhibitions are praised by the public and
media, both in newspapers, magazines, and television by both domestic and foreign.
MARIJA KOLMANIC, CROATIA/IRELAND
Marija Kolmanic was born 1985 in Croatia and now her home is Ireland, for 7 years now she is a Dublin based visual artist. Master's degree in Academy of applied arts and D.B.S. in Graphics design had helped her to work on solo and group exhibitions, book illustrations as well as at public art commissions.
During years of experimenting, she took pleasure in lots of techniques and methods, feelings and materials, influenced by the abstract expressionist movement. With the expressive content of her own experiences in the last 6 years as a 5rythms dance practitioner, she jumped to investigation in styles, meanings, and movements much deeper.
Contrast and textures in many variations and layers are continuously grabbing a big part in her playing with colors. Collage is a new experiment she is falling in love with. Here the intention is to point to distractions that are moving us away from our true being.
She was awarded by the National Foundation as the best activist in implementing civil initiatives in Croatia. Art Magazine from California had an interview and published her work.
Today she is a member of Visual Artist Ireland, Irish artists online galleries: ArtClick and Art4you. She is a dance co-op team volunteer and for 12 years now she is running an online Etsy shop.
DIANA ANDREESCU, ROMANIA
Diana Andreescu (b. 1979) is associate prof. Phd., at West University, Faculty of Arts and Design, department Design (since 2004), Ornella Design Company founder and coordinator - design studio and print production (since 2007), Initiator and founder of the Art club in clouds - creative education for children in Timisoara (2013-2015), Erasmus International projects coordinator in the Faculty of Arts and Design Timisoara (since 2005), Scenographer at Puppet Theatre Merlin in Timisoara (2000-2006), Product designer at the company Green Forest Timisoara (2001 -2002). Member of the Artists Union of Romania (since 2007), Member of ADI - Italian designers Association (since 2004), Member of AIGA - the professional association of designers (since 2016).
CHAIMA BEN SAID, TUNISIA
Chaima Ben Said is an experienced artist who was born in 1991 in Tunis.
she received her BA in Technical Science in 2010 she obtained her BA in 2013 majoring in Animation
Film Design and Production, additionally to a MA in Production and Production Assistant in 2015, a
year later she joined the living arts center of rades.
Her passionate to the visual art driven her to practice different aspects in the field start with painting,
graphics, animation, illustration and printmaking.
Her work has been always remarkable with the graphic touch, you can clearly see the slight details in
her work from lines to the contours, and the curves. all these elements combined with a richness in
colors, take us to see through her imagination. Chaima was inspired by a world full of nature and the
wood element was an inspiration for her to practice wood engraving along with different inks where
she finds a piece of heaven. Obliviously, the combination of the natural element and her inspiration
take the viewers to anther dimensions.
She has participated in various exhibitions since 2011, at the Ibn Kholdun Cultural House, at the Holy
Cross Gallery, the Ibn Rachiq Cultural House, Sidi Bou Said Gallery, DOKAN BOM Tsukuba where she
was successful in grabbing the press’s attention.
LING-LI WANG, TAIWAN
Ling-Li Wang is a non-traditional Taiwanese artist who creates surrealistic and
abstract yet simple pieces using ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, drawing pads and
lots of passion.
She studied mechanical drawing and worked in the field of 2D and 3D computer
drawing for several years before discovering the world of art therapy which is
how she found her way of creating.
Her pieces have won several awards and participated in international exhibitions,
most recently including the London Art Biennale 2021, United Kingdom and the
Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize 2021, Italy.
You don’t need to prepare any thoughts before you try to see her works, She enjoys
different opinions and angles from different cultures and backgrounds! Which makes her
think “Oh! So they can actually become...”
The images tell the stories of her life, her gains, her pains, her hopes and her
fears. “Creation is a way for me to talk to myself.” says Wang.
Her art is not only a reflection of the changes in her life, but also a power that
gives her strength to face life’s challenges. “I created, then I grew.” says Wang, “I
appreciate that I’ve learned how to draw. When I draw, I question. I question
back, I answer, I seek, then I break through.”
In her art, worlds develop, spread and link together. Each has its own story.
You’re welcome to discover these worlds!
VILMA LEINO, FINLAND
Vilma Leino is a Finnish born, Berlin based photographer. She was born in 1999 and has been using photography as a medium since 2015. Her work focuses on self-portraiture. As a photographer, director, model and a stylist, she creates multiple characters to reflect inner feelings, solitude and womanhood. Her work experiments with strong color schemes, composition and human body. It is a one-woman show, where being in control and the fear of losing it are in constant dialogue. The story is balancing between beauty and horror, forming a story about personal growth, where fears are forming into strength. For Leino, self-portraiture is freedom and the camera is an ally who doesn't judge. She's inspired by dreams, memories and spontaneous thoughts. Working with playful compositions and strong colour schemes is a way for her to lighten up darker subjects. Her portraits are visual stories from inside of the household, where daily life turns peculiar and the person we are is in the main spotlight as the one we should learn to love and take care of.