Spectrum Indian Wells |BOOTH #401

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Contemporary Art Projects USA  will be participating in the inagural edition of Spectrum Indian Wells cutting-edge art fair in the Coachella Valley region of Southern California; sponsored by UBS Financial Services.  Under the curatorial guidance of Silvia Medina, Chief Curator, the Gallery, Booth #401,  will feature:

CHIRS DELIAS|Austria|Invited Artist

Solo Show #City of Life

According to Silvia Medina, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Projects USA, Mr. Deliasis Delias is a true artist in the making; someone who is as passionate when he interacts with his work as he is when he does so with the world around him – the characters that populate his paintings mingling as actively with one another as they do with the imaginary worlds he so deftly paints for them; his inner world and imagination energizing his work from his very early works.

California. Acrylic on Canvas

California. Acrylic on Canvas

His work, reminiscent of Pop Art, is focused on daily urban life – symbolizing the elements of new technologies and social media networks that include: Facebook, WhatsApp, hashtags, and Apple-logo; creating and esthetically unique platform. People dominate the foreground of the paintings, and are usually communicating with others; as they are in his piece: “Samantha and Selfie”.

Samantha. Printed on Metaliic Paper mounted in Plexiglass. 1of 1

Samantha. Printed on Metallic Paper mounted in Plexiglass. 2 of 2

His work is a cornucopia of the color, the music, the pathways Vienna (his home country); as well as social media’s influence in our contemporary global society.

Vienna Love

Vienna Love. Acrylic on Canvas

FEATURED ARTISTS

RICARDO CARDENAS|Mexico

La Pelea. Acrylic on Cement

La Pelea. Acrylic on Cement

Ricardo Cardenas, a young Mexican emerging artist whose popularity is growing in giant leaps, gifts us with pictorial work – rich in colors and diverse images – displayed on the hard surface of concrete. His paintings – teaming with autobiographic elements populated with everyday life characters; the exuberant flora of his native country; and the strong influence of its artistic legacy -are influence by the muralist and cubism legacy of Mexican culture.

Rocinante. Cement and Mix Media

Rocinante. Cement and Mix Media

Recently, I referred to Ricardo’s work, mentioning the fusion brought about by the combination of his civil engineering background and his knowledge of Povera Art. His works are an open picture gallery that project the anthropologic archeology of his spiritual landscape, its edifices, and its entire environment. In the same way his sculpture series: “Immigrants” was created with characters that walk, and find themselves in search of new horizons.  By Silvia Medina, Curator

KELLY FISCHER|Switzerland-USA

Lightning  Bolt. Acrylic on Canvas

Lightning Bolt. Acrylic on Canvas

 My work is part of the minimalist representation of constant movement. The ideas themselves are minimalist, so that they, and the images I create, have more space in which to expand; life also develops in this perspective. I synthesize my ideas as if creating a loft in which to fit the possibility of integrating the personal concept, and to provide the ability for viewers to interpret the environment.

Sunset. Acrylic on Canvas

Sunset. Acrylic on Canvas

Color, in my work, is meant to introduce the spectator to the atmosphere of the sensations they represent. Colors represent the human essence. In the perception of color there is a strong impact on emotional reactions; with their symbolic strength, sounds, and taste, they infuse character to our personalities.

Those of us who open our heart to her, can allow themselves to be embraced in dawns and dusks adorned with twilights and majestic colors – in open spaces, as well as between sky scrapers and architecture that form the concrete landscapes that bear humanity’s signature.

In collaboration with Silvia Medina, Curator

PARTICIPANTS ARTISTS

ANICA SHPILBERG|Peru-USA

Art is the language of my thoughts and the way to express myself. My inspiration comes from my surroundings and experiences lived.

Waiting Room. Printed on Metallic Paper mounted  in Plexiglass

Waiting Room. Print on Metallic Paper mounted in Plexiglass

I sort thru the images that “make sense” from what was photograph and weave them into fragments that tell a story. Some are printed either on canvas or paper utilizing mixed media to deliver the intended message. Others I like leaving a pristine photograph. The purpose of it all is to capture instances in time that form a story, one that is interpreted by the observer who add their biases as hey reflect on the images.

In the series “Clones” after working on the pictures to get them to my ideal state the mannequins became real, part of my environment and was difficult at times to see them as just mannequins. They all developed a story about their realities, struggles and gender.

Doubt. Prinedt on Metallic Paper mounted in Plexiglass

Doubt. Print on Metallic Paper mounted in Plexiglass

ELENA BULATOVA|Russia

My work is very much about process. The process is one of action/reaction.

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My most recent work is about the thrill of exploring and experimenting with a variety of methods of applying acrylic color on raw canvas, taking big risks and looking for new combinations that I’ve never done before. My approach is very intuitive; there are no sketches to work from, little predetermined choice of color.

The process begins with an initial application of paint on canvas and continues as I react to subsequent layers, it concludes when a final action no longer evokes reaction.

For me painting is like an intense compulsion motivated by the love of the process itself, allowing me to become more comfortable with uncertainty and unpredictability which opens up a whole world of new possibilities. Born of spontaneity, the work is a reflection of myself at the time of its creation.

ELIEL PEREZ|Puerto Rico

Ship-Wrecked. Acrylic on Paper

Ship-Wrecked. Acrylic on Paper

  As an artist I strive to express the world I see onto the media that I paint to motivate, inspire, and stimulate other human minds to see the world as I do. My works inspiration is a combination of daily elements that are combined to form unrigged and flexible images. I combine multiple materials of construction that allows me to free my ideas and create freely without material restrictions and in a freer flowing manner. 

Ship-Bound.Acrylic on Paper

Ship-Bound.Acrylic on Paper

EFRAIN MASHIAH|Israel-USA

Americano. Mix Media

Americano. Mix Media

 The artist is working to make recycled materials into sculptures, incorporating used coca-cola cans to build bikes and screws as the main medium to create three-dimensional artworks. Born in Israel and based in California he doesn’t rely on a computer to pixelate his works, he just makes a grid and drills in screws at certain key points (like the tip of the nose) to establish the depth of the artwork.

“ I consider these paintings as sculptures and all my screws are at different depths. There’s nothing planned out. I draw out a figure on the board and figure out the depths,” the artist says. The screw holes have to be drilled beforehand, to make sure the screws go in straight. “I love the unpredictability of found materials and enjoy the inventiveness necessary to transform them into a sculpture,” he said.

“Americano 1” is part of the permanent collection of Ripley Museum, California/USA.

GARY TRACZYK|USA

Orbit. Stainless Steel

Orbit. Stainless Steel

Gary Traczyk’s stainless steel kinetic sculptures are delicately balanced works of art inspired by spiritual emotion and expression. Each piece are defined as “one of a kind” and challenges the mind to wander in a meditative state of discovery.

Gary, a native South Floridian, attended New World School of the Arts and received two degrees from Florida State University. He was recently featured and opened the new season of HGTV’s television show “Clever Ideas”.

His work has been shown in Miami, Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, La Jolla, and other cities across the U.S. Gary’s commitment to charity includes: National Foundation for Advancement In the Arts, Mother’s Voices, Operation Smile, Escondido Children’s Museum, Florida International University’s Alumni, and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Some of his clients include: Aaron and Candi Spelling, Univision Music, Castlerock Entertainment, and Gallagher Financial Systems.

GRACE BERGE|USA

Sunday.Photography Printed on Metallic Paper

Sunday.Photography Printed on Metallic Paper

With an absolute love for nature and a background in art therapy and observation, I combine my passions for photography, nature, discovery, and exploration to create imagery.

The specifics and details of what I observe blend together in my mind’s eye, and it is that blending, that compilation and abstraction of specific moments, that I hope to capture in my current body of work.  If I had to put words to it, I might call it “post-modern neo-impressionism”, but what it really amounts to is a combining and softening of environment and time into images that I hope encompass many moments, many thoughts, many feelings.

The images I create – in-camera, sans digital manipulation – simplify what the bare eye sees, turning it into what we perceive when we look with a softer gaze, observing the essence rather than the specifics.  There is the horizon, but what does that line demark?

What is above, and what is below?  It is a kind of minimalism, a reduction into sheer line, color, and movement, that represents something unclear which nevertheless feels familiar and recognizable.

My photographs may take the viewers into an ethereal, otherworldly place, one that prompts us to question our assumptions and find new answers.

It is my sincere hope that these images inspire others to look more deeply into our natural world, to find in it, as I do, serenity and healing.

 JORGE CAVELIER|Colombia

Aire Suave.Oil-Gold-Gilded-Wood

Aire Suave.Oil-Gold-Gilded-Wood

Rain forests are the earth’s lungs. Beauty and life emerge from those magical places. I consider forests as beings with their own soul. Each time I make a work of art related to them I’m rising my own awareness, thriving to expand it in a most direct way. Once collective awareness reach into love and compassion, we may reach to the forests and save our air. Depicting the cloud forests atmospheres and transmitting the golden peace that emerge from them I believe the difference will be done.

I work with oils as my primary media on linen or gold gilded wood to achieve the soft mystical sensation of the forests’ atmosphere. Painted laser cut stainless steel is the material used for the sculptures, which often sit on granite or Plexiglas platforms; a crystal or stone sphere makes their center. The mysterious sceneries found in the rain forests canopies are represented by these successive planes reflected on the platforms they are placed upon.

Painters like Turner and Monet, Rothko and Hockney have inspired my work from the beginning.  Giacometti and Serra the sculptors I admire.

ILEANA COLLAZO|USA

“Chance Encounter”, Digital Art

“Chance Encounter”, Digital Art

When I took the first few photographs of the garden cuttings and miscellaneous items people place on the curb for the garbage collectors to remove, I was amazed; but soon after I became mesmerized with the fantastic images that can be created from the variety of items that can be found there. Add to that a few drops of rainwater, a returning sun glittering on them, a piece of plastic that is folded in some strange way…and I am presented with a fascinating subject that I now seek out with excited anticipation. I learn more every day that beauty truly can be found just about any place if one looks hard enough and pushes the boundaries of the imagination. Also, in the process of creating, I sometimes like to de-construct and integrate a wide range of elements into a single piece, and the power of technology has gifted me with the tools that give me the ability to do so. I work on a piece with great intent, well aware of the steps I am taking, but when a few days go by, that new thing I made has somehow forged its own identity, and I even forget where it originated; that is magic, and that is one of the reasons that I am so enamored with being a creative.

LORENA FERNANDEZ|Colombia

Brisa Fresca de Verano. Oil on Canvas

Brisa Fresca de Verano. Oil on Canvas

My work is part of the minimalist representation of constant movement. The ideas themselves are minimalist, so that they, and the images I create, have more space in which to expand; life also develops in this perspective. I synthesize my ideas as if creating a loft in which to fit the possibility of integrating the personal concept, and to provide the ability for viewers to interpret the environment.

Color, in my work, is meant to introduce the spectator to the atmosphere of the sensations they represent. Colors represent the human essence. In the perception of color there is a strong impact on emotional reactions; with their symbolic strength, sounds, and taste, they infuse character to our personalities.

I define this idea within the following context:

Our planet and human beings share a convulsed history; interlocked in inseparable successes of human and natural events. But, we mortals have abused the earth’s generosity, mistreating the habitat it humbly offers us; so it manifests its unrest and reminds us of its presence by way of storms, volcanos, tsunamis, in an to attempt to placate us as it might have done during the age of the dinosaurs…

Those of us who open our heart to her, can allow themselves to be embraced in dawns and dusks adorned with twilights and majestic colors – in open spaces, as well as between sky scrapers and architecture that form the concrete landscapes that bear humanity’s signature.

Now, the planet screams to us to be conscientious, and her laments are translated into the colors with which I paint my canvases.

MARIA ANA DAVILA|Mexico

Emotions. Photography Printed on Metallic Paper mounted on Plexiglass

Emotions. Photography Printed on Metallic Paper mounted on Plexiglass

Reflexions on Water Series.. 

Reflexions on water are the thoughts, meditations, ruminations, joy and love, that each of us reflects from oneself.

It is completely personal; it is ourselves looking deep inside, with our own contrasts, focused or unfocused, with our pale or vivid memories, our shadows, lights and sharp edges. We can be quiet or stormy water but there is always beauty.

Through organic abstract art I see that we form part of nature, just as we are stardust, drops of water or reflexions on water. We are unique and unrepeatable the same way the water captured in an instant. It will never be the same, I can never repeat the same instant with the same reflection again, and we are like this.

I can see my reflexions on water….

MARTIN SCHOFFEL|Venezuela

Geometria y Color #61.Printed on German Aluminum

Geometria y Color #61.Printed on German Aluminum

I started of using pencil and paper, as well as cardboard and markers, resulting in very abstract black and white paintings. Now my style is more consistent and geometrical. I design my art in the computer and reflect it on aluminum. I basically crate kinetic, geometrical an OP art.

My creative process is somewhat like improvising a speech, one may not be certain about what is going to be said, but de seed of the idea is planted in fertile ground. This is similar to what occurs with me; I start a piece with a general idea, but the end result is a secret that slowly unfolds a I work.

I want to constantly improve my work, grow… my general goal is to impact viewers and to create somethings different, somethings transcendent.

I currently express my art through three different languages:

  1. Linear Language: Inspired by palm trees, the artist takes them into lines, shown in black and white and without using any instruments, each piece accomplishes a clear effect.
  2. Geometry and Color: In this pieces made of aluminum, the artist plays with geometry and color range that allow to create different visual effects so the viewer can enjoy the piece from several perspectives.
  3. Overexposed dimensions: This pieces are created by metal rods that are cut , perfectly painted and arranged as they were overlaying their colors offering the viewer a visual game that gives a different perspective from each position as from the viewer to the piece.

I Consider that the best part of being an artist is being able to show my feeling, ideas and vision through my creations. But the best thing of all is being able to do what I love and t love what I do.

RAJVI DELHIA UNADKAT|India

Untitled. Acrylic On Paper.Installation of 9 individual 9" x 9" pieces

Untitled. Acrylic On Paper.Installation of 9 individual 9″ x 9″ pieces

My work explores basic elements like; color, line, texture, and composition- creating a visual vibration. I am interested in understanding how color reflects on a viewer to connect with the energy it gives out. Acrylic has always been the main medium in my paintings. The different monochromatic tonal values created have considerably helped me study the pigment in detail, and improvise my color palette; providing me with the scope to work in various ways- translucency, easy flow, and spontaneity; juxtaposed with heavy impasto for added interest. It’s the handling of the medium that makes the viewer wonder about the technique.

Untitled. Acrylic on Paper. Individual Piece Part of the Installation

Untitled. Acrylic on Paper. One Unit

I am interested in understanding how color reflects on a viewer to connect with the energy it gives out. Acrylic has always been the main medium in my paintings. The different monochromatic tonal values created have considerably helped me study the pigment in detail, and improvise my color palette; providing me with the scope to work in various ways- translucency, easy flow, and spontaneity; juxtaposed with heavy impasto for added interest. It’s the handling of the medium that makes the viewer wonder about the technique.

My dream is to continue creating great works of art, and exploring the possibilities of exhibiting them; it is a journey where at every stage I learn more and more from my own working process, and also deepen my knowledge as an artist.

ROBIN APPLE|USA

Iphonographer

Reminisce #7. Printed on Metallic Paper mounted in Plexiglass

Reminisce #7. Printed on Metallic Paper mounted in Plexiglass

Reminisce Series

I recently made a solo road trip from California to Oregon and back again, to retrace some steps of a journey that I first made two decades ago coinciding with the beginning of my professional career and the ending of requisite training experiences. Nostalgia and reminiscence permeated the trip and I sought to capture images during and for some time after that reflected my state of mind as related to the journey I’d taken, on the road and in life. Amazed, chagrined, grateful; what seemed important wasn’t; time passes no matter what; moments and people along the way are beautiful albeit ephemeral. I used my iPhone6 for capturing and processing images, choosing a sepia- enhanced color palette and incorporating elements of blur and fade to connote nostalgia, opacity and wistfulness.

ROSARIA AESTUS VIGORITO|Italy

Fractions #1. Printed on Metallic Paper mounted in plexiglass

Fractions #1. Printed on Metallic Paper mounted in plexiglass

I am an Italian-American, a lesbian, a retired NY lawyer and law librarian professor, and an ovarian cancer survivor, but my calling is that of an artist.

After a long hibernation, I rediscovered my childhood passion for art as an adult.  Once reawakened to my innate passion, which I call my second coming out, I studied with various accomplished figurative artists in New York City, and went on to formalize my training by receiving my MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Arts of the New York Academy of Art, in 2003.

Following in the example of one of my inspirations, i.e., Picasso, with his perchance to reinvetion and bold experimentation, my versatility extends to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and the focus of my more recent works, innovative digital mixed media collage – which incorporates the fusion of elements taken from different media, both non-digital and digital, and their manipulation in computer post-production.

Regardless of medium, I subscribe to the philosophy that art serves as a bridge from our primal essence to our higher selves, and to the divine.   As such, my “aestus,” or passionate fire, and underlying motivation is to produce works intended to stimulate the senses, provoke emotional responses, elevate the spirit, and address issues dear to me.

 WILLIAM STALHUTH|VENEZUELA

Squarez.Acrylic on Canvas

Squarez.Acrylic on Canvas

“Color exists where there is light, the presence of light generates shadows; and when you combine TEXTURES with color, light, and shadows your extraordinary creations are born.”

When Venezuelan Artist, William Stalhuth, was 4 years old, he surprised his family with a wonderful painting of them gathered at the beach; with wavy seas and light, bright sand. A self-taught artist, William loves to work with texture, light, and color – with the precision of a perfectionist – to generate unique art.

While living in Venezuela, he pursued a degree in graphic design to channel his passion for creating art; while simultaneously serving the needs of his corporate clients. Now living in Miami with his wife and two children, he continues to flourish; feeding off the vibrant South Florida culture, and the emotional responses and myriad of interpretations shared by others about his creations.

William’s work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries, as well as featured in public and private collections worldwide.

Published by Art Daily News International Magazine

MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES AT THE GARDEN. In Collaboration with Elena Bulatova Fine Art Gallery

MR. SANTO|Thailand

Robot Monumental Sculptures. Mixed Media

Robot Monumental Sculptures. Mixed Media

Mr.Santo, born in Thailand, has been creating his incredibly life like sculptures since late 1980 from chains, springs, rods, ball bearings, brake bands, gears, and lots of other recycled metal. At this time he was the proprietor of souvenir shop in Samui for 10 years.

One day he decided to bring to fruition some thoughts that had been in the back of his mind for some time and began welding together some parts. He liked the result, as did many others who saw that first sculpture on the counter of the shop. Encouraged by both the response to the piece and his own enjoyment at creating it, Mr.Santo continued to create his sculptures over the next few years, and it wasn’t long before they were selling to customers.  His sculptures are welded together piece by piece and polished, then coated with lacquer to prevent it from rust and look shiny.

Mr. Santo’s Sculptures which hold exclusive representation by Elena Bulatova Fine Art in USA, they will be showcasing at the Garden Exhibition of Spectrum Indian Wells in collaboration with Contemporary Art Projects USA.

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