My name is Natalya Byrdina. I am an experimental artist, basically my work can be attributed to expressionism with meaning) I was trained as a psychologist and deeply studied psychoanalysis. Until recently, I had a private practice. The study of psychoanalysis meant, first of all, the study of oneself, and as a rule, it meant pain, severe pain. But along with this pain, I realized a lot. I do not ask myself about the meaning of life, I already know what the meaning of life is, for me it is in feelings. And now I do not need to take risks, admire acrobats, watch heavy films in order to feel certain feelings. All this so lives in me. Before, I tried to study myself, my patients, which was exciting, difficult, but incredibly interesting. And now all my paintings are devoted to feelings, emotions. And that's what inspires me! Therefore, each of my work is about me, about me, it is in some form the exposure of my experiences. All you see are my revelations. www.instagram.com/nbyrdina/ I present the work "Reserved Madness" from the "Internals" series.
Jennifer Weigel Au Naturel I am inspired by the act of living, for life itself is art and we are surrounded by fragile beauty. Reflections of light and shadow dance across the world around me, creating textures and patterns that tantalize the senses and entice me to draw, paint, perform, photograph, sculpt, video, write and otherwise document whatever catches my mind’s eye. These are snippets in time and space, abstractions of a life lived and a moment's passing. I explore the spaces between worlds, details that would otherwise go unnoticed and words left unspoken, both treasure and taboo… Those things we barely notice that exist at the periphery entice the mind to articulate the voids between what we see and what we overlook.
Creating or art is my life. It is the inner need that drives me. That is the need for the imposition of emotions and experiences It is research, it is a game, it is challenge and need for a frequent change. Sometime my motivation is nature that I see, or in other case just my internal life. Website: http://darijastipanic.weebly.com/
I am Besa Sopjani, I am a painter from Kosovo. I paint from a young age. My biggest inspiration is nature and many other positive things. As a result of the superstructures in our country, I have chosen to paint as much as possible nature, colors that can overcome the monotony that prevails in the country.
Instagram: @dayr1294 The collage is my main tool to discuss from the experimentation on topics of a deep self-referential content based on the gender discourse. My proposals are based on processes, concerns and personal experiences through which I discourse on existential, psychological and social issues of the human being. My works are composed of fragments, pieces of reality that I interpret through me, in a constant search for identity. I think that's the way I inspire people to dialogue and find themselves. In my work I am inspired by many artists, mainly the collages of the German artist Hannah Hoch, the afro-futuristic works of Lina Iris Viktor, the revolutionary fashion of Alexander McQueen and the minimalism of Malika Favré. I feel that my art has a bit of everything from my point of view with themes that respond to concerns and needs of my own reality.
I create contemporary art inspired by oriental carpets and motifs with their vibrant colors and geometric shapes.
My main inspiration is nature, society and the human soul. Throughout my life experiences, art has always fulfilled me. It was precisely the art and my special connection with it through which I gained freedom and independence. Also, in the days of quarantine and isolation it was once again art the one that helped me find freedom and creativity. "Quarantine" had a power through which we were pushed to remind what is the importance of the existence and humanism. These are just parts of my world, of the nature that I see every day on earth, which in fact is the happiness in earthly paradise. In art each one of us are able to have our own kingdom, and my kingdom in art is called the "Kingdom of Mushrooms". Kingdom of Mushrooms because the mushroom is a magnificent plant, together with an imaginary landscape of mushrooms, trees, stones along with symbolic colors of an afterlife, even microscopic. Also, nature is a kingdom. In my paintings the stones represent sustainability, trees - life, mushrooms - humanity and cactus - survival. These are the main symbols that remind us that in addition to heaven, paradise can easily be found under our feet, on earth. Meanwhile, different types of mushrooms as healing, nourishing and poisonous, can easily personify human characters. My paintings come as an artistic call to try with all our being to preserve and protect the nature of our planet. https://www.facebook.com/shkurte.ramushi https://instagram.com/shkurteramushi?igshid=dprw1adzt9os
The dream is a reality and the quality of dreams equals the quality of thoughts. The wind is followed by the quietness... Yes, I believe in dreams. I have always been attracted by the world of dreams and the mystery connected to dreams and the magic of them. That strange, unknown world gave me a lot of inspiration in my art and life, this world taught me how to fly, how not to be afraid, and change the direction of the wind if necessary! I would like to share this inspiration of mine with all and sending my painting called ‘Inside the dream’, where everything is possible and where you lose the line of imaginary and reality, as this line does not really exist.
The world made by my own unconscious is the main inspo of my visual work.
I am Leoneta Abdyli from Bujanovac, Inspiration for me is nature that inspires me the most in my paintings. LANDSCAPE, Treasure of nature Mosaics of life are landscapes that speak of life and nature. In this cycle of works I have dedicated to life in the homeland, in nature and special and meaningful landscapes. The nature that represents the beautiful treasure of the birthplace (Bujanovac) and the surrounding villages, has harmony both in color and in realization and I say that it is unconventional art. It was not at all difficult to find inspiration, because in all the ideas of the paintings the motive and inspiration for the landscape, especially for the landscape of the place of birth I had full of security and freedom. There are several types of landscapes, from real to imaginary ones, blurred, and each work contains the story of a particular type and has its own message. From the many stories that people tell about places they have visited or people of different ages, when describing what houses or plains and mountains looked like, she in her mind seems to create a pictorial image of a landscape that we can see real, alive and full of life. Nature challenges captivity and explodes through artistic expression in paintings.
In my art I like to capture the imperfection of the beauty. In my series “ Women of light ” there is a sentimental continuum, a Leitmotiv that is in every my artwork, or rather the awareness and the will to react adversity of life through the beauty of life. Painting become an occasion to express a “poetic” inside world , to the freedom to express myrself and to give space to the inside power that differentiates the feminine. The main character of these artworks are women, women that had to overcome many trials of strength to of their life through resilence , bringing togheter again to their real. By a serious alchemic work on their soul, they transform pain in joy, illness in healing, dead in life. -- Rossella Sferlazzo Wabi -Sabi Artist https://rossellasferlazzo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rossella.sferlazzo/ https://www.facebook.com/rossellasferlazzo.artwork/
What or who inspires me? - The inner “poetry” of subjects, where subjects serve as a manifestation of beauty that lies above the visible and invisible world. How do I inspire others? - I am creating a distance that is ambitious, where shapes and lines intersect, overlapping the visual distance and depth.
My name is Kryštof Novotný and I live in Czech Republic. I have been painting since I was a child. After high school I decided to study History of Art, because I wanted to have more scope about curatorial work. Now I am trying to fully start my artistic career, open a studio and things related to it... The exhibition What It Feels Like a Girl tries to capture a woman's life (desires, thoughts, and feelings in individual important moments of their lives) in 20 oil paintings. I have always taken women as muses that inspire me not only in an artistic career. I admire their way of thinking and looking at the world. During my life so far, I have met several exceptional women who have strongly influenced and supported me in my decisions. For these reasons, I decided to dedicate my new exhibition mainly to them. The paintings created during the years 2018-2020. It's a manifesto celebrating women, trying to deal with the question of the position of women today and the concept of feminism as such. And also, to bring a woman's life closer to the male audience and portray how it feels to be a woman.
Hi! My name is Olga Koudi, I'm a digital artist. Dreams inspire me the most. Dreams provide endless opportunities to explore your mind. When I create my paintings, I am unconscious. I often take images from dreams, and yes, this is an endless source of inspiration! @koudi_depresurfer olgakoudi.com
When I saw Louis Wain's paintings, his cats seem to have human expressions, actions, thinks. I like these pure and childlike paintings. He gave me great inspiration and I started my creation. I began to paint more cute and naughty animals to discover the beautiful moments in life. Pure and childlike paintings bring a good mood. Some people say my works have healing power. I'm happy, too.
ANUM FAROOQ The insight between nature, faith and humanity is a life-long discovery. Our perceptions of the natural world and our role within it, are interesting concepts to explore in free flowing brushstrokes. Sometimes, my eyes carry a piece of the sky, whether it's from the mountains deep in the foothills of the Himalayas, or Snowdon, or Sinai, or at the feet of the Atlas range. Whether it's a piece of the sky reflected from a sunset over the Thames, Nile, Indus, Vltava, or the Mediterranean, South China or the Arabian Sea. If I ever forget, I try my best to look up at the sky, and make time for the moments to do so. A piece of the sky is so important to carry in your eyes. For me, it is always an inspiration, a somewhat of a heavenly smile and a reminder that the human soul is always between two worlds, the one of now, and the one of forever. I am learning to learn from the sky, especially in my art, the diffusion of colours, textures and patterns are fascinating to behold. They leave me astounded, and remind me that I am still a beginner, a learner with a great journey ahead. Description of the artwork: Roots of Courage (circa 2021) Finding courage and achieving our dreams, despite the turbulence of time and events. That there is diversity in humanity, yet our roots are interconnected. That despite the ever changing times, we can stand with courage and integrity, towards a brighter horizon of hopes and dreams.
Alexey Adonin Jerusalem, Israel Alexey Adonin is a Jerusalem based abstract-surrealist artist. He was born in Slutsk, Belarus, in 1973. Alexey graduated in 1993 from the State Art College named after A. Glebov (Minsk, Belarus). In the same year, he has immigrated to Israel. His works have been showcased locally and internationally and are held in private collections around the world. Life is an enigma that does not have any logical explanation. In his creative endeavor, Alexey tries to apply a more philosophical approach and to hint at the mystical origin of all things. He mostly strives to get away from banal copying of reality, preferring to create one of his own, which somehow reflects his inner world. Alexey approaches his work without preconception, allowing spontaneous things to happen at the very first. He uses his art as a platform to express his profound ideas about reality, humanity, and their intertwined behaviors. How you inspire others? I strive to create a unique atmosphere of admiration and respect for the world as a whole. At the same time, I keep the viewer's right to witness their own imagination power, which essentially makes the viewer into explorer. My goal is to give to the mind a half-open door to a hidden universe beyond any clear boundaries and rules. This is an opportunity of gaining intuitive freedom, a return to a spiritual source. What inspires your art? Everything that indicates us as spiritual creatures and the world as a mysterious place warms my soul. Avoiding imposed dogmas and achieving profoundness enrich me. These are the core of my inspiration. www.alexeyadoninart.com www.facebook.com/aeon6th www.instagram.com/otherworldlydream/
I'm Elena Nikolenko, @elenanikolenko99. Inspiration is such a mysterious and inconceivable category that it is difficult to define, what really inspires me ... Everything and nothing, a sound of nature or silence, that fills my soul; an event in the outside world, or the emotion that is born in my heart. Life itself in all its manifestations!
Tammie Ann Barnes
I am a South African Pop Artist & Graphic Designer who has spent a few years of my life living in Bangkok. I am currently in South Africa working on a new collection of handmade jewellery and soon I will be working with my father, a woodworker. I gave up the corporate world in Advertising and Marketing and I dived into the arts. I am now able to combine all my creative portfolios, launching my own brand in Art, Fashion and Design. With a 3-year diploma in graphic design, my style taps into comical, and sometimes satirical, concepts of femininity, with thick textures and detailed African pattern making. I am a self-taught painter, jewellery maker, and vocalist, and I have participated in solo and group exhibitions in Bangkok. My quirky sketch style and pop art nudes can be seen in various venues around the city. My work has featured on the cover of Bangkok Magazine for International Women’s Day and now I will be focusing on establishing myself in my own country. Tammie Ann Barnes www.tammieannbarnes.co.za https://www.facebook.com/tammieannbarnes https://www.instagram.com/tam.art.design/
Farnaz Battikhi My name is Farnaz Battikhi, I am a Canadian / Iranian painter and miniaturist. I have been working with arts for more than 12 years using different styles as miniature, tazip and ebru. I have participated in many exhibitions around the world. What or Who inspires me Surrounded from childhood with the poetry of Rumi, Sa’di and Hafez, and reading the marvelous tales of the heroic warriors and fox-eyed princesses of the Shahnameh, the gold-gilded books many of these poems and stories came in had intricate, delicate and colorful miniatures accompanying them, which lent an air of divinity and sacredness to both the stories and the art. Looking at the exuberant and detailed paintings made me feel like I was stepping out of time and into a different, secret and intensely magical realm. My love for story- telling combined with my love for my Persian heritage is what started me on the journey of learning the traditional Iranian art of miniatures. Being half Arab has also opened me up to a plethora of brilliant literature, poetry, art, folk tales and a vast rich history of religion and mysticism that I weave into my paintings. Preserving old mythological stories and creating new ones using brush, paint, and canvas is both my passion and objective. How I inspire others My vision is to bring to life the many folk tales that I had heard or read of as a child, and to project them in my vivid style while staying true to the fine art of Persian miniatures, thus tapping into past and present. I hope that those who experience my art can also experience the sense of magic and bewilderment I experienced as a child, and which I continue to experience whenever my senses are fully confronted and assailed by beauty. https://www.instagram.com/miniatures.byfarnaz/
I am inspired by humanities ability to absorb and believe in bulshit to the end. “ Bullshit Fairy “ Igor Zusev www.zusev.art https://www.instagram.com/igor_zusev/
Raquel R. Silva
Hi, I'm Raquel R.Silva. I'm from Brazil. My instagram: @rsilvaartistprintmaker I like to inspire people, I know that many times I will never know who these people are who will carry the trail that I leave along the paths that I travel. But I know that something, whether in the way of making art or the way I act, touches someone, makes someone feel something different. I want my art to reach people and inspire so that I can help others. And I want this to turn into a love fever. We don't need much to be happy or much to start helping each other. I learned this from an artist I love who always tries to raise others. She inspired me to be a better person and today I make my art with the conviction that I can help and inspire people around me that there is a possibility of a happy day.
# at some point I felt losing grip on words and found a language within simple lines and colour. Exposed from compromises. A freedom that translated without intentions. For myself I see a kind of inperfection in my work. Often in beauty with a underlying twist. A dichotomy of which people tell me that it touches in a pure authentic way. I get draw to exprssions. Faces Movements. Emotions. No intent. It just is.# https://www.facebook.com/karen.willems.90 www.atelierrenez.be
My name is Michel Raad, I'm a Lebanese visual artist from Beirut. I am inspired by the old masters. I seek beauty everywhere. Everything beautiful and bizarre inspires me. After the Beirut blast I created paintings about peace and safety, I needed a place faraway I can escape to and be safe. According to my friends, my art gives them a feeling of peace and goodness, and helps them relax and do good things. Safe harbor - oil on canvas. @harrymatestudios https://arleb.org/profile/michel-raad/
The experiences in my life have a great effect on what I paint and how. Finnish painters like Helene Schjerfbeck and Fanny Churberg have a long time had an impact on me because of their expressiveness, Churberg especially because of the courage to make art in her own way despite the critique and obstacles there were for female artists in the late 19th century. But though I get inspired by realism, my own art rarely is fully realistic. When I paint I share my experiences and let my feelings take the lead. I hope to inspire others by conveying the expressiveness in my art. I love using a wide palette of colours but the priority is still to use the colors that my idea of the painting demands. When something catches my attention in the nature, other people or other people's art, I use it to express myself in the paintings.