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Stephanie Rew, 1971 | Figurative painter

Stephanie Rew is a figurative artist based in Edinburgh UK.
Using oil paint as her primary medium her painting techniques are influenced by the Baroque and Rennaisance Masters.
Was born in Carlisle and spent her early years in Edinburgh.
She studied art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.

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Karen Whitworth | Plein air painter

Karen Whitworth is a painter striving to capture the world with sensitivity and passion.
Raised in Alaska, Karen received an early dose of inspiration from nature.
The raw and incredible beauty of the rugged land created in her a passion to document the world that surrounded her.
From wildlife and wildflowers, to towering mountain landscapes, Whitworth pursued the scenes that embodied her home.

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Elena Tatkina | Pastel painter

Elena Tatkina / Елена Таткина is a graphic artist, art pastel expert, teacher at Kalacheva school, author of more than 10 courses on pastels and academic drawing for designers.
Since 2001, art director, art producer of computer graphics for cinema, advertising and multimedia in the largest domestic technology company.
Participates in the largest film and game projects in Russia and the world.
Teaching activity since 2005.
In 2006-2007, under the leadership of Elena, a six-month drawing course was launched for illustrators of Artemy Lebedev's studio.

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Irina Morozova, 1980 | Pastel painter

Russian pastelist Irina Morozova (Klimova) / Ирина Климова was born in Moscow.
She graduated from the Moscow Pedagogical University, Faculty of Art and Graphics (Easel Graphics Workshop).
She worked as an artist and artistic director in major film and advertising studios in Moscow.
She is engaged in professional photography, she teaches pastel painting at the school of Veronica Kalacheva and holds master classes.

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Kahlil Gibran: Il vero amore / True love

Il vero amore non è né fisico né romantico.
Il vero amore è l’accettazione di tutto ciò che è,
è stato, sarà e non sarà.

Marc Chagall

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Boris Nikolaev | Romantic painter

Николаев Борис Павлович (1925-2017) was an Russian artist, master of landscape and realistic portrait, author of monumental paintings on the theme of war hardships and romantic cityscapes of post-war Leningrad.
Nikolayev Boris Pavlovich was born on February 14, 1925 in Novosibirsk. Soon the family moved to Leningrad.
The fascination with drawing leads Boris Nikolaev to the studio of the Leningrad House of artistic education of children.

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Lotte Laserstein | Figurative painter

Lotte Laserstein (1898-1993) was a German-Swedish painter.
She was an artist of figurative paintings in Germany's Weimar Republic.
The National Socialist regime and its anti-Semitism forced her to leave Germany in 1937 and to emigrate to Sweden.
In Sweden, she continued to work as a portraitist and painter of landscapes until her death.
The paintings she created during the 1920s and 1930s fit into the movement of New Objectivity in Germany.

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Sean Lee, 1992

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Sean Nicholas Lee is a contemporary figurative painter who's work is inspired by a variety of old masters.
His father was a senior executive of the Central Intelligence Agency.
When he was still an infant, Sean’s family moved to Yokohama, Japan.
One after the next, he then lived in Bangkok, Jakarta, Washington, D.C., and Kuala Lumpur.

As such, Sean’s youth was in a constant state of flux that instilled in him deep curiosity about human nature and an acute appreciation of its diverse expressions and manifestations.
Sean’s work is centered around primal humanity.
He is most interested in generating raw emotion with his materials.
Though his work is built upon the foundations of traditional academic painting (particularly the 17th century Dutch golden age) he propels the medium to take precedence over the illusory subject.
Within these parameters, it is through deep consideration of the various human elements and their careful abstraction that Sean engenders a rich sensory experience through his work.

- "Through disruption of contemporary ideological convictions, we might precipitate a profile of tomorrow - even if only a glimpse.
Though I paint within the parameters of what is tactile and tangible, I am less concerned with the illusory aspects of representation than I am with capacities for the various human elements loaded into the medium".

- "My traditional approach to representation is a lustful grasping for the ephemeral world of immeasurable striving - maybe one of our most profoundly human dimensions The face of a flat surface can be simultaneously probing and reflective, much like staring at one's self in a mirror.
It is in this space where my work germinates - where I command the medium itself to be primary over the subject.
This hierarchy overrides aspects of subconscious association to the subject, allowing only the elemental to remain".

- "I navigate the parameters of representing whilst simultaneously considering an archipelago of abstract concepts that must eventually be joined to form a single mass.
When the paint is allowed to speak its own voice, and the primordial nature of man is heeded with deep consideration, the work lives.
Like the scientists of my own era, who strive to generate AI with algorithmic imperatives containing exactly what it is that make us human, I am not trying to copy reality; I am trying to create it".

Sean Lee | After Us

Nato ad Alexandria, in Virginia, Sean Nicholas Lee è un pittore figurativo contemporaneo il cui lavoro si ispira ad una varietà di maestri antichi.
Suo padre era un alto dirigente della Central Intelligence Agency.
Quando era ancora bambino, la famiglia di Sean si trasferì a Yokohama, in Giappone.
Uno dopo l'altro, visse a Bangkok, Giakarta, Washington, DC e Kuala Lumpur.

In quanto tale, la giovinezza di Sean è stata in un costante stato di cambiamento che ha instillato in lui una profonda curiosità per la natura umana ed un acuto apprezzamento per le sue diverse espressioni e manifestazioni.
Il lavoro di Sean è incentrato sull'umanità primordiale.
È molto interessato a generare emozioni grezze con i suoi materiali.

Sebbene il suo lavoro sia costruito sulle basi della pittura accademica tradizionale (in particolare l'età dell'oro Olandese del XVII secolo), spinge il mezzo ad avere la precedenza sul soggetto illusorio.
All'interno di questi parametri, è attraverso la profonda considerazione dei vari elementi umani e la loro attenta astrazione che Sean genera attraverso il suo lavoro una ricca esperienza sensoriale.