All in Contemporary Art

Olan Ventura

Olan Ventura (b. 1976) took up his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the East, which hailed him as Most Outstanding Alumnus in 2007 for Fine Arts and Culture. He has mounted solo and group shows locally and internationally, and has explored themes ranging from identity, technology, popular culture, and more recently the folk Catholic traditions of his native Philippines and its expressions in contemporary life.

Interview with Rawan Ita

Rawan Ita is a Detroit based artist of Babylonian descent.  She was a full-time graduate student studying architecture, an intern, hairstylist, and volunteer.  On January 20th, 2017 all of that changed.  She was walking across a lot and was hit by an SUV.  As a result, Rawan lost much of her physical capabilities and life, as she knew it, had changed.  Injuries involving her spine, musculoskeletal, and nerves left her weakened and hurting.

Joanne Nam

"I was born in Korea and spent most of my childhood in the middle of a forest. Most of the subject matters of the paintings I created were from those memories in the forest. However, I avoided reproducing simple images of the memories, but I wanted to express the impression of them. The visual images of memories in my head are vague and most of times hard to tell, but the feeling of it is the thing that lasts. If you look at my painting and feel something from it, that is what I tried to convey." - Joanne Nam

Ana Nobre

Ana Nobre, born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1979. Graduated in Fine Arts-Painting, ESAD, in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal in 2006. About 5 years ago she moved to Algarve, Portugal. Since then, the mutation in her work has been remarkable. Made of contrasts, her painting reflects outbursts, critics… but always with a touch of fantasy.

Edmund Ian Grant

Edmund Ian Grant’s first foray into the arts occurred in the third grade; he began playing the saxophone at seven and continued through his collegiate years studying and playing Jazz. After a long hiatus for a professional career of Dentistry in the mid 1980s, Grant pursued the visual arts and taught himself to paint.

Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Interview with Irene Hoff

For self-taught Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance which can be seen in the human & environmental challenges we are currently faced with. She craves a world where compassion, intuition and harmony are key elements for living. Irene’s art is filled with hope and inspiration that encourages viewers to become aware of their feelings and beliefs, making space for their true self.

Charlotte Keates

Charlotte Keates (b. 1990, Somerset, UK) is a London-based artist, represented by Arusha Gallery. She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and has recently been selected for the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London – where she was invited to partake in a panel discussion about her work, alongside a select few industry professionals.

Tishk Barzanji

The work of Tishk Barzanji touches on the modernism movement, and surrealism. Inspired by his childhood in Kurdistan, and later moving to London in 1997. His process is about space, colour, deconstruction, breaking boundaries, understanding the living space in this fast moving world and human interactions within these spaces.

Interview with Edmund Ian Grant

 Edmund was born in San Mateo California in 1950 and presently, lives and paints in the Napa Valley. He is an Internationally collected, award winning self- taught artist whose extensive exhibitions over the last 30 years include shows in many USA cities including Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco and New York, and International cities – Florence, Milan, Monte Carlo, Tel Aviv, Venice, London and Paris.

Cinga Samson

Cinga Samson (b1986, Cape Town) lives and works in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. He has participated in several group shows, including A Painting Today (Stevenson, Cape Town); In the night I remember curated by Kabelo Malatsie (Stevenson, Johannesburg); Our Fathers curated by Kirsty Cockerill and Chantal Louw (AVA Gallery, Cape Town) and Strata at Greatmore Studios, where he completed a residency in 2011. Safari Fantasy is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Victor Varela

Painting as a vision intends a dematerialization of painting itself by an intentional setback of perception that problematizes the experience of seeing. What painting sees, as much as what it allows to be seen, comprises the minimum unit of the image as its maximum consequence.