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Group Show "Moment in Time 2018"

Artists Statements

Dolores Kiriacon (USA)

Artist Statement:

As a fine artist with a background in painting, printmaking, and sculpture, I now use photography as a source of ideas and a tool to create. My photographs are portraits/still lifes of nature's forms, from flowers, dried leaves, twigs, the bark of trees, mushrooms and other natural elements in their various stages of growth and natural decline. I have been collecting and photographing these natural forms for quite some time and I am always looking for that special form of nature that inspires me. The camera brings out qualities that one cannot see with the naked eye. These photographs are taken indoors, using natural light and a reflective surface. When composing and taking these photographs the challenge is to create exciting and interesting compositions to entice the viewer to see these images in a new and different way. They created a new life of their own through the lens of my camera. I am not interested in taking an exact representation but more of an artistic impression and interpretation that I want to convey when one looks at the final image, allowing the viewer to appreciate them in their new beauty and transformation.

Dolores Kiriacon Artist

email: doloreskiriacon@icloud.com
Artist Website: www.doloreskiriacon.com

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Stefano Barattini (Italy)

Artist Statement:

Often, in an abandoned place, objects that belonged to a past life remain. Through them, through what they symbolically represent, I try to bring those places back to life.

Stefano Barattini Artist

email: stefano.barattini@stefanobarattini.eu
Artist Website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefano_barattini/albums/with/72157637813838333

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Victoria Carlson (USA)

Artist Statement:

I was always fascinated by Dutch Golden Age Still Life artists. Especially I love Willem Heda and Pieter Claesz. Walking through the museum rooms and admiring their art made me want to learn how to represent the ordinary objects in the different and interesting way through photography. For this Still life project I used the light painting technique. This technique gives warm tones and dramatic mysterious feel to the photographs, making them look more like paintings.

Victoria Carlson Artist

email: vphotoart@yahoo.com
Artist Website: www.vphotoart.com

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Sarah Haig (United States)

Artist Statement:

Sarah Haig Artist

email: sehaig@hotmail.com
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Jin Powell (USA)

Artist Statement:

My art is about people, their lives, and their experiences. The intent of my work is to express an emotion and thought of a story or journey. My work becomes a mirror where the viewer is reflected in the reflection, and at the same time speaks about my interpretation and perceptions.

Jin Powell Artist

email: 2jsstudio@att.net
Artist Website: www.jinpowellart.com

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Scott Schnepf (USA)

Artist Statement:

Scott Schnepf Artist

email: sschnepf@unh.edu
Artist Website: scottschnepf.com

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Cam Be (United States)

Artist Statement:

These images are snapshots in time. Through long exposure photography I was able to capture the words "LOVE" on 5 different continents, 8 different countries and 14 different cities. Creating these images in real time, using a light source as a paint brush, I was able to write love in the sky all around the globe. It was my way to express love's universal connection to all of us as human beings. It is my goal that these images can serve as a reminder to what I find is most important in all of our lives. When going through trials and tribulations one often looks to the sky for answers. Over the past couple of years I was looking for answers in my life, the one thing I kept coming back to was love. Despite hate and negative energy coming my way, despite the feeling of being used, misunderstood and underappreciated. It was love that kept me centered, it was love that allowed me to move past my own thoughts of self doubt. Writing love in the sky allowed me to let the universe know that love would be my weapon of choice, my tool to navigate this life.

Cam Be Artist

email: cam@camovement.com
Artist Website: camovement.com

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Sally Davis (Australia)

Artist Statement:

Painting vintage objects invoke reflection on past eras and experiences. The reflections from the street create a narrative layer of a moment in time.

Sally Davis Artist

email: davis_sally@rocketmail.com
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MarciaBerg Haskell (US)

Artist Statement:

Until a few years ago, Marcia didn't consider herself an artist. Her work in technical fields meant taking a straightforward, rather rigid approach to problem solving. Her first camera was bought when she was 10, and every penny she could beg, borrow or earn was spent on film. Her emphasis was in capturing what was in front of her. In other words, she took very literal photographs. Being shy, she, mostly, took pictures of inanimate objects - nature, buildings, and waterscapes. When she retired, it became imperative to do new things. Taking courses in subjects she had never studied, her interest in drawing, painting and photography became apparent. She rapidly discovered that no single material or set of techniques satisfied her completely. Today, her art displays her vision, love of nature and it's beauty, love of the man-made, the power and possibilities of man's structures and their interactions with the world around them. Love of the non-physical, the possibilities of what never existed, the emotions of the inanimate, the communication of that which has no mouth or external sound. Creating art has lead to a desire to show existence through the senses and emotions and has resulting in her concentrating on more than one form of artistic endeavor: her fractured fotographs, and images she captures through realistic digital photographs. Marcia's fractured fotographs are computer manipulations of "as taken" photos into something that does not exist but is, instead, a changed form of beauty. She tries, through those pictures to reflect a more general truth about the subject and it's interaction with the viewer. Often that means focusing attention on parts of the whole that are not usually noticed or creating a new image that bears no relationship to its origins. In her realistic photographs she still tries to capture objects not usually noticed.

MarciaBerg Haskell Artist

email: mebberg@netscape.net
Artist Website: MarciasCreativeWorld.com

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Ronen Raz (Israel)

Artist Statement:

Body and structure fascinate me. During the years when I designed clothes, I realized that engineering the fashioned body does not provide a response to the ideas and organic intimacy aspects that I was interested in. I have forever been fascinated with preservation and taxonomy and in my early days, I practiced taxidermy and maintained insect's collection. Years later, I could define this as an "animate-inanimate" enterprise, an attempt to say something about the very skin we inhabit. Today I mostly deal with leather and hair, as representations of my interest in the gap between their organic, living essence, and their current dead state, as it applies to broader human questions regarding the place of mortality within our relationships and lives. My works are comprised of life-size leather shell reproductions of trivial objects. I usually use damaged stocks of leather or recycled leather goods. The pieces are painstakingly cut and sewn based on a model, and rest upon traditional work disciplines related to the creation of "haute couture." Everyday consumer products (car parts, road parts, supermarket carts, flush pipes and more) undergo surgical and chemical manipulations as they come to life with biological tissue and evoke associations towards an organic body, which, though exhibiting signs of sexuality and sensuality, remains compressed, drained, exhausted, and primarily human.

Ronen Raz Artist

email: ronenraz81@gmail.com
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Jinn Bug (USA)

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Jinn Bug Artist

email: onliestjinn@gmail.com
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Andrea DeNavarrete (United State)

Artist Statement:

Andrea de Navarrete "Stop and smell the flowers" "Everything is pure when nature goes forward" I am from Argentina, but I live in Miami. I studied Social Communication and I have a Masters in Institutional Communication. I worked for Pepsi Cola and General Motors in the Media and Public Relations Department up to the time my hobby became professionalized. I started a second degree in Jewelry Design which I complemented with Precious and Semi Stones and Collage Art. My curiosity leads me to investigate and use various materials to create jewelry as well as collage arts, such as recycling Nespresso capsules into really Art pieces which are exclusive and uniques. I realized that the magic of the colors of any capsules could turn into beautiful artworks. Nothing is better than after testing a good coffee, imagine that you can recycle the capsule. "Stop and smell the flowers" was totally created with recycled Nespresso capsules. It is up to you to see the beauty of everyday things, thinking positive and in colors as Mother Nature. "Everything is pure when nature goes forward" was totally created with recycled Nespresso capsules. Nature can do everything. The power of nature can against any disorder that is the product of industrial waste or the hand of man. Everything can transform because its power is infinite and purifying. This picture shows the way of nature can go forward on human created and balance. This is the way that I look the flowers and the nature that surround me, thinking beyond the ordinary they look, thinking about each portion of our nature and the way of taking care them. One of the best ways is recycling everything that we can, because the last drops is not necessary the last use.

Andrea DeNavarrete Artist

email: andrea.denavarrete@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.facebook.com/galerie.byandru

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Lynne Reichhart (USA)

Artist Statement:

Still life is one of my favorite subjects. I enjoy setting them up using natural light for extra intensity. My technical background demands that I capture the details in my paintings for a realistic interpretation.

Lynne Reichhart Artist

email: artbylmr@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.artbylmr.com

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Christoph Reiter (Austria)

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Christoph Reiter Artist

email: rch@rch.cc
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Daria Martinoni (Switzerland)

Artist Statement:

This work is a tribute to my shoes - they are the heroes of my everyday life, they carry me everywhere. In this work, I put them in the spotlight. I pay homage to their design, their texture, their marks of the times. I also deliberate the bigger question of why we are so obsessed with things, how we think they define us, and why it is so difficult to let go of them.

Daria Martinoni Artist

email: daria.martinoni@gmx.ch
Artist Website: www.dariamartinoni.com

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Ted Dinkel (United States)

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Ted Dinkel Artist

email: trdigitalart@gmail.com
Artist Website: trdigitalart.com

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John Bush (United States)

Artist Statement:

Still Life- create, photograph, keep forever. What more can you ask !

John Bush Artist

email: jsbush01@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.jscottbush-photography.com

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Marie Carladous (USA)

Artist Statement:

Marie Carladous was born and raised in Nice, France in 1991. Her interest in photography started at a very young age, through her grandmother, who was very present in Marie's life since the death of her father, and was constantly showing her photographs of friends, family, and traveling. Marie was amazed by those old photographs and how they were so well preserved. Marie's passion for film photography further expanded in 2010, when her grandfather gave her his old cameras, an Olympus OM-1 and a Rolleiflex. In a world where everything has to be fast and easy, film photography seemed like an art form that was meant to disappear. However, the use of actual paper, the unpredictability of chemicals, and the imperfections created by the printing process made film photography the only one for her. Marie soon discovered that both cameras were actually working, and this created a turning point in her life. A year later, she transfered to the College of Charleston, and she knew it was her chance to pursue a career in something she has always loved, photography. As a result, Marie switched majors as a Junior, and aquired a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts in 2013. Since then, she has been a freelance photographer, as well as a Darkroom member at the Redux Contemporary Art Center, where she processes all film and paper herself.

Marie Carladous Artist

email: marie.carladous@gmail.com
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Nadide Goksun (United States)

Artist Statement:

When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to guard the wound up tin toys from my father's collection. She would open the box carefully, gently take the toy out, wind the key couple of times and then let the spectacle begin. My sister and I would sit and watch this show with wide open eyes for hours. I became the keeper of this magical collection after my father passed away. The photographs of the old toys take me back to those enchanted moments and represent the essence of my childhood.

Nadide Goksun Artist

email: nadidegoksun@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://www.nadidegoksun.com/

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Nadia McDonald (United States)

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Nadia McDonald Artist

email: nadiaseppala@aol.com
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