Monday, January 13, 2014

Art & Beyond January/February Online 2014

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 Art & Beyond Publications holds competition for our special Issue dedicated to Digital Art and Photography.
Deadline for the Competition January 21, 2014 To apply go to

Illusory Metamorphoses Grass Cloth version No 4. 110cm x 140cm
Fu Wenjun (Chinese: 링匡에; pinyin: Fù Wénjùn, born 1955), graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, is a freelance artist and photographer. He is a member of the China Photographers Association and of the Professional Photographer Association of America. His works have been exhibited in Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and Old Summer Palace in Beijing.
Q. How would you describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it?
A. My works focus on the issues, like faith, history, technology, and civilization, that are connected to the present time. At the same time, I pay attention to maintain a distance between the works and the present popular ideas, which characterize most my works. Read more...

Living Under the Same Sky as Murderers. Mixed Media on Panel, 48" x 60".
Kevin Blake 
is a Chicago artist and a January 2014 MFA candidate at Lesley University College of Art and Design. Blake also holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts as well as a Masters in Art Education from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Blake is also contributing writer for "Bad at Sports."
Q. How would you describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it?
A. I use pen, oil paint, paint stick, as well as a variety of other materials to integrate abstract mark making with realistically painted figures and appropriated photo/image transfers. The figure plays a prominent role in almost every work. Often, a single phrase of text will be present in the composition as well. Integrating (and sometimes clashing) those various vocabularies, I investigate the inevitable noise, baggage, or history surrounding the human form. Sometimes that comes across in relation to the history of painting – where I directly quote Robert Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns – and sometimes it is conjured personally, by incorporated nostalgic figures from popular culture. The surface of my paintings function as a kind of static receiver, or petri dish, that maps the often ambient influence in a given frame. I attempt to illicit a nostalgic sensibility about the past, while being critical of it. Read more...
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Exploration 3. Mixed media on Canvas, 48" x 60"
Elena Bulatova
graduate of Moscow State University with honors and golden medal.  Born in Russia, Elena Bulatova is a multi-media artist who is continuously discovering and creating. Paintings of Elena Bulatova are included in the book "International Contemporary Masters Volume VII" presenting the work of artists and trends in art all over the world. Read more...
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Countdown. Acrylic on Paper, 30" x 22"
Carol Staub
was born and raised in Milford, Delaware.  She is one of six children and  was raised in the country learning  to enjoy the simple things in life.  Upon completion of high school she entered the world of flight and completed a 26 year career with Delta Airlines.  She then retired and started to “play”.  This play led to becoming an award winning silversmith creating one of a kind custom jewelry.   A friend of hers repeatedly asked her to go to a watercolor class and after much coaxing she acquiesced and has been painting ever since. Read more...
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Rhaisa Castrodad pic 1
A flor de Piel. Acrylic on canvas. 40" x 30"
 Rhaisa M. Castrodad 
Rhaisa was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1988. Since very young, Rhaisa began to show enthusiasm and a great ability for the art of drawing and painting. She began taking art lessons with the Puerto Rican artist, Luis G. Cajigas. Since then, Rhaisa has kept developing her art, and was chosen to be part of the Antonio Cortés Foundation. Eventually, she became Antonio Cortés’ art assistant. In the year 2006, she was the only student in her school nominated for the El Nuevo Día Educador Awards, where she was selected to participate in the fine arts category. Read more...

Yuli_Altas_Night dreams
Night dreams. Gouache on paper. 11" × 14"
 Yulia Altas 
Russian-born artist  Altas Yulia was one of a handful of international artists that exhibit for the first time in, 2013 at the Miami Iron Side during the City of Miami-endorsed exhibition entitled “International Biennale Artists Exhibition Miami, IBAEM,” an event produced by The Art Marketing Mind, LLC.
Altas Yulia was born in the Tula city of Russia, surrounded by the rich heritage of art of this country. Her first serious artistic education began in 10 years of age, in the Tula art school. During the 4 years of training, she took part in various competitions, exhibitions and festivals of children's drawings, there were awards and certificates and prizes. In 1993 she entered the Orel Art School, where she took most important basic skills of painting, drawing, composition, as well as crafts that including wall paintings, stained glass, Gobilen... Read more...
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