Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. proud to present nationally and internationally known artists Jason Fairchild, Gabriel Gross, Elle Nicolaï, Paula M. Smiles, Semproniu Iclozan, Jacqui Morgan, Ione Citrin, Marlene Burns and Elisha Ben Yitzhak featured in the Online Art & Beyond Magazine and Online Gallery
Chicago, IL - Art & Beyond Publications, November/December 2011: http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/online_mag/2012/01/januaryfebruary-2012/
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Jason Fairchild based in Chicago, USA, is a modern artist that currently uses painting as the fastest and best way to get his message out there. Women are the center of the art of Jason Fairchild: or to be more accurate women and the unique forms of space that surround them. (“Untitled”)
The women he portrays are not the everyday women we see on the street waiting for buses or shopping in the neighborhood supermarket, they are sexually charged nude or semi-nude figures that seem part lover, part mother, part dream girlfriend, part wife, part earth goddess.
In his art Eros meets encounters the mysteries of nature; swirling seas and skies, as well as vast, usually barren, landscapes are a common motif. (“Rising Sea”)
Gabriel Gross. We can sense all the depth which marks the vital and creative process of Gabriel Gross, an artist in constant dialogue with the different scopes of contemporary art, and who above all is interested in a presence that is in his intense path, in his neofigurative periods, as well as in his abstract research.
Those of us, who have had the privilege to visit Gabriel Gross’s atelier and house, have found there not only the testimonies of works of art committed to the humankind, with its history, with our contemporary, but also with the tangible footsteps of a passionate experimentation, vigorous, and always renewed with the most unusual techniques, without leaving aside any of the possibilities offered to the artist of the XXI century, immersed as we are in what bad or good we call it the post modernity, the most advanced technologies of the visual arts.
Elle Nicolaï. A heart beat. It is one pattern that we all feel. Through the heart of each of us love flows both primal and eternal. Touching the sacred space of eternal love leads to wondrous worlds that can be explored, viewed and understood, and as this is done, you will facilitate your own healing, at a deeper subconscious level.Inside of that space deep, within the universal heart, the love of existence flows. It is a vibration that is timeless and shapeless yet with clear form. It is waiting to be explored, understood and coaxed from the source.From this deep wellspring of cosmic awareness come natural archetypes. They flow past our mind’s eye and pause. Waiting to be discovered, found and eventually to be painted. Their fulfillment is found in the healing of our spirit, essence, and souls.Elle Nicolaϊ has followed this shaman’s path through an opening in time and space to unveil the most clear and pure images of the elemental origins of our human souls. She paints them with the clarity that allows your soul to recognize the visions of awareness that they explore. Elle reaches to the far ends of the dream state to harvest these images from within the passing flow of our universal heart. She returns to paint what she finds there and because of that these images are spectacular. They invoke the healing heart that connects us to the spiritual existence of our universe.
Paula M. Smiles' interest in drawing started at a very young age, she then attended the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Under the guidance of Emanuel Jacobson she focused on life
drawings. Most recently she has been doing a series of “Pin-Head People.” The heads are "pin-head” in size and the body is stretched out as the form moves to the hands and feet.
Paula holds a B.S. degree from Northwestern University and a MSW from University of Illinois. She
resides in Skokie, Illinois where she works as a hospice social worker and continues to draw. She has
participated in art shows and exhibited her work in the Chicago area including at The Figurative Art
League of Evanston, Art and Beyond, She Art, and The Skokie Art Guild.
Semproniu Iclozan is an intentionally known American artist, born in Romania. His work has been exhibited at more than 51 exhibitions in Europe and United States. Iclozan’s art was published in many European books and catalogs around the world. Iclozan's work is in the permanent collections at the Chicago History Museum, National Museum of Art in Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland, Royal Art Collection in Stockholm, Sweden and many others.
For almost two decades, Iclozan was exhibited as a solo artist in numerous galleries around the world including; Ambassador Gallery, NY, Portals Gallery and Hansen Gallery, Chicago, Fontanella Borghese
Gallery, Rome, Italy, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy, Cralowa Museum of Art, Romania,
Drottinnggatan 100 Gallery, Stockholm. Iclozan has also participated in numerous of Art Expos, including the Vancouver, Chicago and Miami International Exhibitions. Iclozan's artwork is also in many private art collections in United States, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, The Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Elisha Ben Yitzhak was born in Israel in 1943. He studied art at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem
and at the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv under the guidance of master artists. Elisha moved to Milwaukee,
Wisconsin USA, in 1985. His paintings have been exhibited in museums, galleries, art festivals and private
art exhibits in numerous countries around the world, including a group exhibit at the famed Tate Gallery in
London and at the Florence Biennale. Elisha’s paintings have also appeared in numerous publications and
From a young age, painting and sculpture have always been a major part of his life. Elisha’s
paintings are about the essence and rhythm of life, all depicting symbols of life the way he sees it. He has
always strived to reach the ultimate balance in composition and color. Private art collectors, galleries and
museums around the world have acquired many of his artwork.
Jacqui Morgan. When Jacqui Morgan received her BFA from Pratt, she entered a world without any female illustrators. She with Barbara Nessim and Lorraine Fox who passed away very young, were the first and only working female illustrators. During the heyday of the psychedelic, she designed and illustrated the iconic Electric Circus Poster and went on to create more iconic images for the American Optometric Association, Sansui, Scott Printing, Celanese, Exxon, and 7 UP Billboards. Unique covers for American Artist Magazine, Mac Millan Books, Print Magazine and Cosmopolitan along with album covers for RCA, ads for DeBeers diamonds and animated commercials for Burlington Mills and General Mills were among her achievements. She always loved science fiction and illustrated a few anthologies for young readers.
After Morgan received her MA from Hunter College, CUNY, she studied realistic oil painting with Sharon Sprung a student of Harvey Dinnerstein and then applied these findings to watercolor. While far more difficult to handle than oils, watercolor is easier to control than dyes which stain the paper and cannot be lightened, only bleached. The comfort with dyes came when working for two years designing textile patterns right after Pratt graduation. Watercolor had the same seductive transparency. The first illustration of this no line, more painterly, approach was the poster for the Tap Dance Kid Broadway show.
Ione Citrin. Ione’s art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in the performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione’s artistic expression, creativity, and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage.
Ione is an avant garde artist whose artistic expression takes fantastic shape through her diverse oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculptures, found object collages and mixed media assemblages. Her contemporary paintings and sculptures range from abstract to realistic to impressionistic – all visionary interpretations from her imaginative soul.
Ione uses only one name but a variety of styles to soothe her wild imagination. A native of Chicago, she is a former television star and commercial voice-over artist. Now she wins awards and sells her creativity through her hands instead of through her larynx. Her art is as original as she is – bold, colorful and highly decorative.
Marlene Burns has been a professional artist for forty years. She earned two degrees from the University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art and Architecture. Her career has included consultation, teaching, and a successful business creating art for clients while working in the design community. She has been represented in galleries from coast to coast.
Judaism has always been her passion as well. Last year, Marlene began a Judaic series of paintings based on some of the Hebrew prayers she studies and shares with those she teaches. Painting in the style of ‘sacred intention,’ her series of 17 paintings so far, has become her most inspired work to date. She prepares for each painting by chanting or singing the specific prayer while her abstract expressionist process unfolds. Most of her symbols are hidden. The translations and explanations of her artistic process become part of her offerings as teachings.
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