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Benjamin Lacombe

Benjamin was born in Paris in 1982. In 2001, he attended the scole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris where he pursued his artistic education. In addition to his studies, he worked as an advertising and animated movie artist before completing his first comic series at the age of 19, along with a few other illustrated books. His final project «Cherry and Olive», which he has both written and illustrated, became his first children’s book and was published in France by Les éditions du Seuil in March 2006. The following year, it was released by Walker Books (USA) and nominated one of the top 10 children’s books for the year 2007 in the U.S.A. by the prestigious weekly news magazine Time.

Pubblicato il 30/07/11e aggiornato il

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Valeria Kotsareva, 1969 | Figurative painter

Russian painter* Валерия Коцарева was born in Moscow.
1983 - Graduated from Moscow secondary artistic School.
1996 - Graduated from The States institute of Cinematography of USSR, speciality - decorative design of clothes.
1997 - Exhibition in Dusseldorf (Germany).
1997/2011 - regular exhibitions in The Central House of artist (Moscow);
participation in the Art Manege 1997-2003 - Art Fairs.
1998 - Participation in Moscow Art Salon in the Central House of Artist (Moscow).
Member of Artists Union;
- of the international artists Fund;
- of the international association of Artists (UNESCO).

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Katarina Ali, 1973 ~ Surrealist and Fantasy painter

Katarina Ali was born in 1973 in Zemun, Yugoslavia. In 1993 she graduated in Industrial Design from the School of Design in Belgrade and in 1999 she graduated in Graphic Planning from the Academy of Beautiful Arts and Design in Belgrade.

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Andrei Tsoy/Андрей Цой, 1971


Андрей Цой was born in Murmansk, northern Russia. He is the son of a korean father and ukrainian mother. From 1986-1990 Tsoy attended the Dnipropetrovsk art school, before moving to the prestigious Ukrainian National Academy of Fine Arts where he completed his undergraduate education in 1997. In 1993 the young Tsoy held is first solo exhibition at the Tychyna museum.

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Naoto Hattori ~ Surrealist painter

Japanese painter, Naoto Hattori was born in Yokohama Japan. He graduated with honors from the Illustration Department at School of Visual Arts in New York. He received Awards from the Society of Illustrators and The New York Directors Club.

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Victor Ostrovsky, 1949

Born in Canada, Victor moved to Israel at the age of five. His inclination for the arts was apparent from a very early age. The well known Israeli painter, Giladi, lived on the same street and would often set up his easel outdoors to paint. Victor would watch, spellbound, on his way to and from school as Giladi created wonderful images on the blank canvas. Eventually, the artist presented Victor with his own box of oil paints and took the time to guide him into a world where expressions come through images and color, handing the child a gift that would soon become a passion.

Pubblicato il 22/07/11e aggiornato il

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Maki Horanai | Fantasy painter



Maki Horanai was born in Japan and presently lives in South East Queensland, Australia. She grew up in small seaside villages in Hokkaido, northern Japan, where she often sat or played along the beach.
Maki's early influences were the ocean, the shore, the birds and islands she saw both in reality and in her imagination. She began painting in high school and continued through college and graduate school where she was strongly influenced by the colors and themes of western and eastern art.

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Eduard Zentshik, 1975 ~ Surrealist painter

Eduard Zentsik was born in Sillamae, Estonia. Graphic artist, painter, photographer, designer, author of installations, performances and musical improvisations. Organizer of youth exhibitions and projects. For over years of creativity had more than forty personal exhibitions and took part in numerous joint projects. Participant and winner of international Photographic and Art competitions. Works are in private collections around the world.
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Tetsuya Ishida 1973-2005 ~ Surrealist painter

Tetsuya Ishida was a Japanese painter, best known for his surreal portrayal of an ordinary Japanese life. He was born in Yaizu, Shizuoka, as the youngest of four sons. His father was a member of parliament and his mother, a housewife. He attended Yaizu Central High School until his graduation in 1992. Ishida stated in interviews that it was during this period that his parents, and his principal, applied pressure on him to thrive academically well enough to develop a teaching or chemist career.
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Elena Petrova

Elena Petrova was born in 1971 in Novoaltaysk city, Altay district, Russia. In 1990 Elena graduated from Novoaltaysk Art College. Member of Professional and Creative Russian Artists Community.
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David Walker

Working in portraiture and using only spray paint David's ability to capture his subject in his trademark multi-layered style has seen him invited to exhibit all over the world and his work becoming highly collectible. Using self-enforced constraints such as a 'no brushes rule' David is pushing the medium in his own unique direction and challenging preconceptions.

Pubblicato il 21/07/11e aggiornato il

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Jean Bailly, 1940


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Javier Sanz Barrera, 1949

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Stanislav Plutenko, 1961 | Surrealist painter

Stanislav V. Plutenko was born in Russia on the 1st of March 1961. Plutenko studied at the Moscow University of National Economy, taking lessons in painting from private masters. In 1984 he created his first works. From 1985 to 1990 he did designer's work in commercial advertising and joined UNESCO's guild of graphic artists in 1991. In 1997 he was rewarded with the Grand Prix of the «Golden Brush» exhibition.

Pubblicato il 18/07/11e aggiornato il

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Nicoletta Ceccoli

Nicoletta Ceccoli is an italian Artist, she has illustrated many books. She lives and works in San Marino, Italy. She illustrated many books, and had her illustrations participating in Italy, USA and France. Her works are very rich in details, and filled with Dreamy like atmosphere. and an always new Scope.. even in old classic tales.
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Georgia Kapetanaki /Γεωργια Καπετανακη, 1972

Georgia Kapetanaki was born in 1972 in Athens. She studied at Athens school of fine arts under professor D. Kokkinidis. She has presented her work in two personal exhibitions and has also participated in group exhibitions. Since 1999 she has been working professionally in the field of arts education at schools and cultural centres while since 2010, she is occupied again with the ceramic art and in association with Korakaki Maria, has been working on setting up the ceramics studio.

Pubblicato il 17/07/11e aggiornato il

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Lee Bogle, 1946 | Native American Art


Collector's know him for his images of Native Americans, often solitary figures of women.
"I try to convey a spirituality in my art that the viewer must interpret for himself. I want my paintings to show a peaceful contemplation and express a depth of serenity that comes only with quiet inner peace".
Drawing, painting and picturing life are among Lee Bogle's earliest memories. A native Northwesterner, his art has always been more than a pastime. For many years he has described his art as a passion. Bogle continues to live in the Northwest, where he is surrounded by the beauty of nature.

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Vyacheslav Khabirov, 1967

Vyacheslav Khabirov was born in Kazakhstan in the town of Ust-Kamenogorsk. In his early childhood he showed great interest and love for art. When a boy of 13, Vyacheslav began painting in oil as he considered it to be the best means of creating his landscapes. Being a student of an Art school Vyacheslav participated in republic-wide exhibitions that took place in the capital of Kazakhstan Alma-Ata.His works were awarded prizes and special premia. Aiming at perfection, the artist spent a lot of time working with literature and studying the influence of the great painters of the past. He worked out the style of his own, his special technique and colour scheme.
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Ron Di Scenza, 1954 | Figurative impressionist painter



Italian American artist Ron Di Scenza has a fitting last name. In Italian, conoscenza means knowledge or awareness, and a knowing sense of familiarity comes through Di Scenza's canvases, giving his images special meaning and significance.
Di Scenza's deep understanding of human nature is expressed in the faces and body language of his figures, much like Spanish painter Diego Velasquez and his ability to report life as it is recalls American painter John Singer Sargent. Especially exciting, Di Scenza's detailed realism is on par with Flemish painter Johannes Vermeer, while the soulfulness of his subjects brings to mind Italian artist Michelangelo Caravaggio.

Pubblicato il 16/07/11e aggiornato il

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Vladimir Volegov

Born in Khabarovsk, Russia, Vladimir began painting at the age of three and his talent would be noted repeatedly throughout his adolescence. After having attended the art school, "Krivoj rog" and having served in the army, Vladimir was admitted to the lvov polygraphic institute in the former soviet union.

Pubblicato il 15/07/11e aggiornato il

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Jacek Yerka, 1952 ~ Surrealist painter

Jacek Yerka was born in Toruń, Poland, where he later studied fine art and graphic design. According to Yerka, he was pressured by his university instructors to eschew detail and realism in favor of the fashion of the times - but did not relent, adhering to the meticulous classic Flemish technique that still typifies his work. In time they came to see him as a brilliant - though troubled - talent. Yerka graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, specializing in printmaking. He began working full time as an artist in 1980.
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Jonny Andvik, 1966

Jonny Andvik, Norwegian painter, is one of the foremost figurative painters of his generation in Scandinavia. Born in Porsgrunn, Telemark, Andvik studied at the School of Graphic Design, Lille Ulefoss from 1984-86 and at the Exeter College of Art and Design England four years later.

Pubblicato il 14/07/11e aggiornato il

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Claudio Perina

Claudio Perina è un pittore italiano, nato in Veneto e che ha effettuato gli studi artistici a Verona. Espone un po’ ovunque in Europa e conta numerosi collezionisti nel mondo. Le sue tele, dai colori caldi e dolci, schierano su piani decrescenti , villa indolenti, case illanguidite, in atmosfere vaporose di fine estate. I rossi, i gialli, gli aranci, uniti alla dolcezza dei verdi bronzo, abbrustoliti di sole, illuminati di bianchi crudi, si ordinano secondo un disegno molto preciso, raffinato, elegante, attento al particolare, ma da dove particolare è assente.
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Dorina Costras

Born on 1st of August 1967 in Iasi, Romania. I worked as a designer and as teacher of fine arts. Now I collaborate with decorating companies as indoor designer and I paint. I paint from imagination and the favorite theme whereat revert again and again is costumes and masks of carnival and also a fantastic universe with the atmosphere of the story away from our days. I alternate between them depending on my mood and inspiration of the moment.

Pubblicato il 13/07/11e aggiornato il

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Jean-François Portaels ~ Orientalist painter

Jean-François Portaels, 1818-1895, was a Belgian orientalist painter and director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Portaels was an extremely prolific artist. Huge oil paintings adorning the walls of St Jacques-sur-Caudenberg; biblical scenes, such as The Daughter of Sion Reviled (in the Brussels Gallery), The Death of Judas, The Magi travelling to Bethlehem, Judiths Prayer, and The Drought in Judaea; genre pictures, such as A Box in the Theatre at Budapest (Brussels Gallery), portraits of officials and of high society, Oriental scenes and, above all, pictures of exotic female figures and exotic life. "His work is usually marked by an easy grace, which he perhaps uses to excess", wrote Théophile Gautier. But his pleasing and abundant productions as a painter do not constitute Portaels' crowning merit.
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Roman Garassuta, 1958


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Maria Ilieva, 1973 | Portrait / Still life painter



Maria Ilieva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 1991, she graduated from National School of Fine Arts, and in 1997, the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, with speciality Mural Painting.
Since 1997, Maria Ilieva is a member of the Association of Bulgarian Artists.
She works in the field of the murals, portraits, still lifes, illustrations and fine arts painting.
Her works are property of private collections in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Russia and USA.

Pubblicato il 11/07/11e aggiornato il

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Gabriela Garza Padilla ~ Neo-Surrealist painter

More than 30 group shows and 18 solo exhibitions in México, USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Denmark and Japan. Paintings in private and corporate collections around the globe. Featured in the best fantasy/surreal art books. Original oil paintings and limited editions of digital prints are available at four galleries: Miami - Tokyo - Santa Fe - Copenhagen.
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Salustiano Garcia Cruz

Nato a Siviglia nel 1965 e laureatosi presso l’Universidad de Belles Artes, con le sue tele rosse riesce a fondere il rigore rinascimentale e una perfezione che si addice ai più moderni canoni pubblicitari.
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Agim Sulaj, 1960 ~ Hyperrealist painter


Agim Sulaj, born 6 September 1960 in Tirana, Albania is an Albanian painter. Agim Sulaj won the 2010 edition of the "CartoonSEA" Italian national award for humor and satire, presided the jury in the 'CartoonSEA 2011' edition and won second prize in the international competition "Brothers of Italy". 

Pubblicato il 10/07/11e aggiornato il

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Evgeniya Alexandrov

Evgeniya’s works are filled with fragile delicacy, sadness, hope and love. They are like dreams or poetry, where the loneliness is illusory, the grief is light and the music of the soul is heard like a small orchestra. Evgeniya is a professional painter who has participated in numerous exhibitions. Her paintings are permanently exhibited in Mannsohn House Art Gallery in Old Jaffa and also are found in private collections around the world. Currently she works at the studio of famous sculptor Frank Meisler's in Jaffa.
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Svetlana Bobrova ~ Surrealist painter

The surreal world, created by Svetlana, is full of strange creatures. In this world everything is possible. Her artworks are full of energy, passion and grotesqueness. Like dreams, they are born from real anxieties and experiences, taking the spectator far into the depths of sub-consciousness. They have a hypnotic internal glow, which penetrates the eyes with tonal transitions of neon, green, yellow and blue.

Pubblicato il 09/07/11e aggiornato il

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Joanna Zjawinska ~ Fantasy painter

Joanna Zjawinska, polish painter, was born in Poland where she began to paint at the early age of six. She earned her B.A. degree in 1972 from the School of Architecture in Warsaw. To follow her own dream of being an artist, Joanna then studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts where she perfected her unique style of oil and watercolor painting.

Pubblicato il 08/07/11e aggiornato il

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Peter Gric ~ Fantastic/surrealist painter

Peter Gric was born in Brno, former Czechoslovakia in 1968 as the only child of the artist married couple Ludmila and Jaroslav Gric. Already in his early childhood his parents recognized and supported his talent for drawing and painting. In the year 1980 his parents decided to emigrate and via Hungary and Yugoslavia they arrived to Austria.
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Luiza Gelts

Pubblicato il 07/07/11e aggiornato il

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Francois Fressinier, 1968 | Figurative painter



Born in Cognac, France in 1968 to scholarly portrait photographer parents with an affinity for aesthetics, it was fitting that modern figurative artist, François Fressinier, would develop a unique, enchanting style. His father's admiration for the works of the Old Masters and his exposure to some of the world's most historic places, along with France's Gallo-Roman ruins and Gothic churches inclined François to explore and create figurative, symbolic artwork. In addition, his education at the Ecole Brassart in Tours afforded him the opportunity to study the drawings and paintings of old and new masters.

Pubblicato il 06/07/11e aggiornato il

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Leszek Sokol

Leszek Sokol was born december 10, 1955 in Warsaw. In 1983 he graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Interior Design Department.  After his studies, for a short time he was occupied with graphic art. Since mid 80’s, being fascinated with the Dutch painting of the 17th century, he devoted himself to the subject of still life. Referring to the techniques and the atmosphere of old masters, he managed to create his own, recognizable style.
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