Pasha Shappo lives and works in Minsk and Moscow.
He has been actively exhibiting his art since the late 1990s. His creative career started in Vitebsk, where his father – a well-known graphic artist Vladimir Shappo – worked at that moment. There Pasha graduated from the faculty of graphic arts of Vitebsk State Pedagogical University and fell in love with the artistic atmosphere of the city created by the great masters – Lissitzky, Malevich, Pen, Falk and Chagall. Then he moved to Minsk, worked in St Petersburg, Baku, Moscow, participated in plein air events in Warsaw and Mexico.
Pasha works as a painter, designer, film and theatre production designer, costume designer, set designer, show conceptor, photographer. Enjoys working in different arts: feature films visual imagery and stylistic solutions, scriptwriting and implementation of multimedia projects, installations, interior design. Nevertheless, painting remains Pavel’s main passion.
Since 2010 – a member of the Belarusian Union of Designers. Since 2013 – a member of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers. Since 2015 – a member of Belarusian Union of Artists.
2019 – FIRST TIME IN L.A., TOUCHON&CO Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; 2018 – STRUSTO, DAUBLE, RICHI, SAVANAR. Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery, Minsk, Belarus;
2018 – ART-MINSK. The International Festival of Contemporary Art. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus;
2017 – STORIES. Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus; PAINTING & STORIES. Meridiana Art Gallery, Verona, Italy;
2016 – AUTUMN SALON WITH BELGAZPROMBANK. The selling exhibition of contemporary art. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus; AFTERPARTY. DK Gallery, Minsk, Belarus; AFTERPARTY. EXPOSED Art Center, Moscow, Russian Federation;
2015 – VIVA! DK Gallery, Minsk, Belarus; SCALE 1:25. Exhibition of production designers. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus;
2014 – COCKTAIL. K35 Art Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation; IV BELARUSIAN BIENNIAL OF PAINTING, GRAPHIC ART AND SCULPTURE. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus;
2013 – DOOR. Art-project. Center of Contemporary Arts, Minsk, Belarus;
2012 – WITH LOVE TO LATIN AMERICA. Under the auspices of the Honorary Consulate of Peru in Belarus, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Belarus, the Latin American Cultural Centre named after S. Bolivar. National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus; MÉXICOOBSESIÓN. Atlant-M Uruchie Auto Centre, Minsk, Belarus;
2010 – PASHAPPOPOPURRI–2. Atlant-M Mazda Auto Centre, Minsk, Belarus;
2009 – SHE IS MY BABY TU-144. City Hall, Regional History Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus; OBSESSION. Bashimi House, Salzburg, Austria;
2008 – TOTENKOPF UND APFELSTRYDEL VOL/2, Zoya Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; ABOUT ALCOHOL & OTHER THINGS. Underground Gallery, Minsk, Belarus; SHE IS MY BABY. City Hall, Regional History Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus; PASHAPPOPOPURRI. Music salon, Vitebsk, Belarus;
2006 – HOW I SPENT THE SUMMER. National Youth Exhibition. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus; EROS & THANATOS. A prizewinner of the contest held by ARS LONGA Gallery, Minsk, Belarus;
2005 – TO SEE THE AIR. National Youth Exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus; 2004 – TRAVELLING. National Youth Exhibition. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus;
2003 – ALCOOLS. TERRE DES HOMMES Gallery, Minsk, Belarus; 2003 – Granite Sculpture Symposium dedicated to the 45th anniversary of Novopolotsk, Belarus;
2002 – VITEBSK ARTISTS. Polotsk State University Gallery, Novopolotsk, Belarus; LIVE VITEBSK. City Hall, Regional History Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus; 2001 – CHRISTMAS PUNCH. Museum of Contemporary Belarusian Sculpture named after A. Bembel, Minsk, Belarus;
2000 – NEW NAMES. National Youth Exhibition. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus; COCKTAIL. Gold Gallery, Minsk, Belarus; SHAPPO & SONS. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus;
1998–1999 – ART FORCAST. Rysa Gallery, Polotsk, Belarus;
1998 – SH–3. 6th Line Gallery, Minsk, Belarus; 1995 – a prize winner of the International Contest “ART-SESSION”, Vitebsk; CHUCHUNDRA POVIDYSH. City exhibition hall, Orsha, Belarus; 1994 – a prize winner of the International Contest “ART-SESSION”, Vitebsk;
1993 – SHAPA–1. City Hall, Regional History Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus.
Works were acquired by Vitebsk Art Museum, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Russian Art and private collectors in Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, France, Mexico, Lebanon, Austria and Switzerland.
Nicolas Maray was born in 1970 in La Seyne-sur-Mer (France).
Until 1989, he attended drawing, painting, photography and sculpture workshops in Beaux-Arts. Then he chose photography as the most obvious and natural expression of his emotions at that time. Nicolas Maray becomes a photographer, collaborates with numerous advertising projects, organizes personal art projects in France, Poland and the United States. Ten years later, his photographic work focuses on footprints, traces of destruction that time imposes on our environment. But the photographic format limits his desires, and the artist decides to free himself and go beyond photography in his work.
Painting becomes a necessity, which gives him a wider space in the creative realization and transference of his perception of the environment. Nicolas organized his first solo exhibition in 2004. Now the artist's works are exhibited in France, Japan and now in Spain.
"Time goes beyond its definition. It escapes from its abstract and universal concept to become a living and visible resonance of our lives," says Nicolas Maray. "Time is what we are, what it designs to allow us to be. It lifts us up as much as it knocks us down. But it is too difficult to cling to what cannot be sustained or defined, and life ends. Time survives and allows us to feel its shadow, its profile, its many faces, and this is the most important part of us", sums up the artist.
Katrin Starostenko, whose origins lie in Ukraine, spent her childhood and adolescence travelling and observing social injustices and growing ecological problems.
In this way he matured as the person and artist and was defining the direction in his creative work. They dream of installations, performances or other artistic manifestations, they are based on raising awareness of these current problems.
Now she lives in Mallorca, where she creates inspired by beauty and assumes as her own the sensitivity, needs and problems that the island lives today. It uses sustainable materials, tools and resources in its projects to minimise the ecological footprint of its creation. From the curious gaze of a little girl, she creates unlimited games and experiments from biodegradable and recycled materials from our day to day.
Her methods of artistic expression open up the possibility of participating in numerous local and international exhibitions, as well as collaborating with scientists and ecologists, musicians, dancers and other artists, and communities with special needs.
The works are in private collections in Russia, Ukraine, Holland, Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Georgia, Turkey, India and Nepal.
Born on 15.05.1976 in Minsk.
Art School, Painting Department, Vitebsk, Belarus;
State University, Faculty of Graphic Art, Vitebsk, Belarus.
1995, Chuchundra, Orsha, personal;
2004, Traveling, Minsk, Republican collective; 2008, She's my baby, Vitebsk, personal; 2008, Still Life, Minsk, Republican; "23", Vitebsk, personal; Rozhdestvenskaya, Minsk, Republican collective;
2009, She's my baby TU-144, Vitebsk, personal; Mix a trois, St. Petersburg, personal; Rozhdestvenskaya, Minsk, Republican collective;
2010, Jazz & Paint, Mantua, personal;
2017, The Land of the Sun, Vitebsk, personal; Oxygen, O2, Palma de Mallorca, personal; 2017/2018, The Smell of Rain, Vitebsk, personal;
2018, Gift of tenderness, Mantua, personal; La sed de mar, Palma de Mallorca, personal;
2019, Destelos de primavera, Palma de Mallorca, collective; Explosion de la vida, Palma de Mallorca, collective; Night of the Arts, CAN BONI Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, collective.
I am a member of many art projects, international art pleinaware and collective events.
My works are in private collections: Belarus, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Latvia and Switzerland.
Areas of professional activity: Painting, Design, Decorative and Applied Arts, Cinema Artist. Since 2009 I am a member of the professional association of designers of the Republic of Belarus.
born in Brochterbeck, married, 2 children (33+31), lives in Aachen (Germany)
Completion of secondary and baccalaureate studies
1980 – 1984
Secondary teacher training I
History, Art, Education and Educational Sciences
1. State Exam
1985 – 1993
Study of free painting
Master's student Prof. D. Krämer, FH Cologne (Kölner Werkschule)
"summa cum laude"
1991 – 1996
Self-employed as an artist with exhibitions in the country and abroad.
1997 – 1998
Training as a multimedia developer, GpeM Cologne
1998 – 2000
Multimedia teacher at TÜV Academy Rhineland, Wuppertal
2000 – 2010
Owner and manager of the online media advertising agency "ambaar artmedia", Cologne
Return to art, transfer to Aachen, Atelier Martinstraße, AC, work as a freelance artist.
Transfer to the new "Atelier AMBA", Kirberichshofer Weg 6, 52066 Aachen, Germany
Armando Gomes de la Parra
ARGOM, Armando Gómez de la Parra
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, February 27, 1950.
Mallorcan by adoption in love with the light of the Mediterranean ARGOM works tirelessly his painting full of poetry in his studios in Palma, Colònia de Sant Jordi, Felanitx and Portocristo in Mallorca, for two decades in a long career that goes back thirty years in Colombia, generating a total of fifty-four exhibitions reviewed by prestigious art critics.
His cultural background consists of very different areas such as: Pedagogy, Theology and Fine Arts, which ARGOM agglutinates and fuses in a firm and safe way, giving as a result artistic creations of a high manufacture associated with masters of poetry, music and singing in an interdisciplinary way. Such is the case of the poem "Canción Elemental" with texts by the poet Juan Gutiérrez Padial, musicalized by Juan Alfonso García -organist of the cathedral of Granada- and Ricardo Rodríguez, conductor of the Manuel de Falla choir that is performed for the first time in Granada. This work is entirely in the power of the artist in his private collection.
His plastic expression is realized in sculptures, engravings, portraits, landscapes and his important creationist sea beds that add up to a total of 1.138 works. All in the hands of collectors and perfectly catalogued to guarantee their legitimate origin and expertise.
The artist is always surrounded by important gallerists who defend his concepts and promote him, assuring the works in the hands of careful collectors for their perfect conservation and the delight of future contemplators.
Colombia, United States, Spain, France, Italy, Brazil, Israel, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, etc. countries in which his creations are covered with "optical wonders without conditions".
Hanne Holze was born in Germany.
She lived in San Francisco and Hawaii for several years before moving to Kampen on Sylt where she worked as an antique dealer. In 1995 she devoted herself to her first watercolour studies and in the following years extended these studies to acrylic and oil painting. She has lived and worked in Mallorca since 1998.
Hanne Holze's works are dominated by round forms. With her help, she parodies the people whom she lovingly stages with a trained eye. They are benevolent figures who delight the viewer of their pictures positively and in full affirmation of life. Her protagonists, depicted by the artist in spherical proportions with a sometimes curious and almost clumsy anatomy in soft colours, convey a feeling of harmony and unconcerned joie de vivre that is rarely found in this combination in art today. This is where the unmistakable charm lies, which gives Hanne Holze's works their individual and unique touch.
Hanne Holze has shown her work in galleries and at trade fairs in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Mallorca, Malta and Beijing. Her paintings have been sold not only in Europe, but also in the USA and Japan.
1995 Book fair in Frankfurt/M. in the hall for artists
1996 Participation in the 6th Open Art Prize on the internet with 6 highest scores. Since 1998 permanent exhibitions in his own gallery on the Finca Son Bages, Malorca. 2000 Participation in the 7th Open Art Prize on the internet with highest scores
2001 Gallery Casa de Artes Es Figueral in Cas Concos, Majorca
2002 Group exhibition for the Tabaluga Foundation by Peter Maffay
2003 Industrial design for IKA-Werke, Freiburg
2004 Gallery Am Park, Frankfurt; Gallery Kunsthaus Freudenstadt, Freudenstadt 2005 Gallery House Isenburg, Kierspe 2006 Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt with Galerie Aurika, Frankfurt; Art Innsbruck with gallery Kass;
2007 Arte Visita, open house by several artists on Mallorca
2009 / 2010 Open art award on the internet with highest scores
2014 Exhibition in Malta Gallery LDX Artodrome Gallery
2015 Fair in Beijing Gallery LDY Artodrome Gallery
2018 Contemplor Gallery Vienna
Born in 1961 in Moscow.
In 1975 he finished the children's art school N 1 in Moscow on Kropotkinskaya.
From 1973 to 1981 - attended art studios, studied with such masters as Yury Buterov.
In 1979 he graduated from the Moscow School of Art Crafts on Tkatskaya Street.
In 1983, after serving in the army, he worked with teachers at the Surikov Institute in Moscow.
In 1984, he decided to abandon his studies at State educational institutions, because he wanted to preserve his freedom in creativity and did not want to waste time on the mandatory study of Marxism-Leninism courses.
The state ideology of that time put pressure on young artists and in order to preserve their creative independence - Konstantin finished his education privately in art studios and at private teachers.
From 1986 to 1900 - constantly participated in exhibitions at the Central House of Artists in Moscow.
In 1990 - moved to the Czech Republic, in Prague.
In 1990 - personal exhibition in Karlovy Vary.
1991 - personal exhibition in the gallery "Karolinum" at the Charles University / Prague /.
1991 - personal exhibition at the Alfons Mucha Museum. /Prague/.
1991 - personal exhibition in "Obecny dum"
1991 - 1995 - personal and general exhibitions in the Russian Cultural Center, Retirska st. / Praha 1 /
1991 - 1999 - opened a private gallery in Prague on the street. Celetna 14, Praha 1. The gallery had a permanent exhibition of paintings by Constantine.
2000 - opened a private gallery on the street. Nerudova 14, Praha 1.
2003 - Moved to Moscow.
2003 - 2018 - a regular participant in exhibitions at the Central House of Artists / Central House of Artists /.
Franck Sastre is the creative artist in painting mainly for 30 years, he lives and works in the city of Vigo (Spain).
Sastre paints oil, acrylic and ink on surfaces that include canvas and wood, as well as cardboard and cardboard, which results in jobs that add a strong physical presence to his precise style.
In his images, the cleanly executed lines and the dependence on basic geometric forms form a solid background in which a variety of experiments are observed, from realistic figures to adventurous abstractions.
Born in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) on March 8, 1967.
In 1986 she graduated from the Moscow Art School in memory of 1905.
From 1986 to 1994 she worked and studied in the studio of the famous painter Oleg Bordei and considers himself his student.
Painter and set designer. Author of decorative compositions, landscapes, still lifes. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1996.
1993 - exhibition "Dreams of Russia." North Wales (England)
1994 - Oleg Bordei Foundation exhibition in Cheb (Czech Republic)
1994 - All-Union exhibition “Other Generation-2”. Moscow, Russia);
- Russian exhibition "Youth of Russia". Moscow, Russia)
1995 - "Sunny rain". Exhibition of the Oleg Bordei Foundation in Perchtoldsdorf (Austria);
- participation in the international sculptural symposium "Granzganger". Schwarzenberg (Austria);
- personal exhibition of graphics. Schwarzenberg (Austria); exhibition of graphics at the Institute A. Stifter. Linz (Austria);
1998 - participant of the exhibition “Modern Russian avant-garde 1958-1998” Nizhny Novgorod, Central Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists;
- project “Volga - Danube. Danube - Volga. Personal exhibition of graphics at the Conservatory. Bruckner. Linz (Austria)
2000 - participation in the international sculptural symposium "Granzganger". Plazi (Czech Republic)
2001 - "Close to the heart." Personal exhibition in the Bureau of Culture under the government of Upper Austria. Linz (Austria);
2002 - “Kiwi Time”. Personal exhibition in the State Nizhny Novgorod Art Museum (Russia);
- Personal exhibition at the Embassy of Austria. Moscow, Russia)
2004 - Exhibition at the Embassy of New Zealand. Moscow, Russia)
2005 - Exhibition of objects in the Theater on Strastnoy Boulevard. Moscow, Russia)
2007 - Participation in the "Art Manege" Moscow.
2008 - Personal exhibition "Hundred germs" in Moscow. Gallery "Belyaevo" personal exhibition in the gallery "April", Rublevskoe highway. Barvikha.
Edward Saye is a gifted British artist whose works have been exhibited in Poland, Denmark and across the UK.
Composing paintings marked by rich, psychedelic colors, striking figures and a balance of light and melancholy, he represents visions of compromised utopias or yesterday's dreams, viewed through a contemporary prism.
Asun Gonzalez is from Spain, is the graphic designer and illustrator of stories, comics, murals, portrait painter and digital painting, with more than 25 years in the creative world.
Her painting of feeling that seeks sweetness in the strokes, with realistic features, with sober colors with a mixture of techniques, such as pencil, pastel, ink and especially watercolor.
A young but already popular artist from Siberia (Russia), who has lived in Spain for many years (Madrid, Palma de Mallorca).
Works in the genre of "naive fine art", characterized by simplicity of forms, clarity and formal immediacy of the graphic-expressive language. In the same genre, paintings by such outstanding artists of the twentieth century without special artistic education as the Frenchman Henri Rousseau and the Georgian Niko Pirosmani, who created real masterpieces, painted into the treasury of world art, painted.
Ayuna came to the visual arts, already at a mature age, after a fateful meeting with the Dalai Lama, who made an indelible impression on her. Since then, she has not parted with paints and canvases, working in a state of a certain trance and meditation.
To date, the paintings of Ayuna Kanatkaliyeva are in private collections around the world - Israel, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Russia, Holland, Germany, Colombia, Mexico, India, Spain, USA.
Working in the style of "naive creativity", the artist creates on her canvases original, surprisingly pure, poetic and sublime artistic worlds in which ideal naive harmony prevails between nature and man.
Marc Luc is the famous painter from Seychelles.
He is principally an expressionist painter who relishes in the creation of generous and gestural brush strokes.
We can imagine him licking his lips as he gleefully swipes a heavily loaded paintbrush across his tortoise, depicting a kaleidoscopic rendition ofone of the country’s music scenes.
Painter-sculptor working mainly in mixed-media: acrylic, collage, oil, pastel, wood, metal, papier-mache, plaster, resin etc. A pioneer in the local tradition of wood carving and sculpture in general.
In 1984 went on to study for a Fine Art degree at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Concordia in Canada. Presently a fulltime freelancer living and working in Seychelles. Participated in numerous groups exhibitions and has also held solo exhibitions.
Has won several awards and commssions, e.g.: Grand Prix winner of the Biennale des Seychelles 1994; first prize award for Arts Festival 2002; also a founding memder of the artist group, ProArt (Seychelles).
Was born in Leningrad in 1975, he is grandson of a Russian painter Fedor Kholenkov. He graduated from Tbilisi Academy of Fine Art. IN 2000 Alexandre moved to France and worked as a graphic designer for various advertising agencies in Paris. For several years Alexandre had been working at Philippe Starck's creative laboratory where he took master class on the theory of minimalism called "Less is more". Art critics point out rich color palette of Alexandre Beridze's works, his experiments with coloristics, various painting techniques and graphic images. The artist has formulated his own art theory and called it "Lines of Color". This theory gave the name to the exhibition in Adler Gallery, which, basing on the idea of spectrum, started that everything around us consists of color fragments and lines that together form the whole picture.
Alexandre calls his art style "expressive suprematism": he creates new visual dimension through the combination of abstraction and geometry.
The artist has participated in Phillip auctions, as well as the exhibitions in Monaco, Italy, Spain, France, Great Britain and Belgium.
Discovered many sources of inspiration in the complexity and diversity of the visible world, historical and socio-cultural processes. No less important for the artist is the art of the great predecessors. However, to Begma, as an artist, the shallow imitation of the past, as well as the squandering and devaluation of inherited heritage is unacceptable.
Today as more and more artists are experimenting with using light as it's own media, Begma's works are an example of how light can be used as a subject in a more traditional medium.
Elena Begma successfully participated in the exhibitions in France, Russia, Italy, Slovakia, China.
He is a painter, a graphic artist and installation-maker. He was born in 1955 in Riga. He studied at the Belarusian Theater and Art Institute. Since 1978 he lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Garasimov is a member of Russia's Union of Artists of Russia. He is also an active member of the Academy of Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg. Additionally, the artist has participated in more then 200 exhibitions in Russia, Great Britain, Germany and South Korea.
Originally, born in Moscow, Pavel Kichilov has emigrated to France in 1973, with his family. There, Pavel received a mathematical education. In 1985 he chose the artistic path and graduated from the Higher School of Applied Arts in Paris in 1991 (ENSAD). An engraver, a painter and a sculptor, Kichilov responds to the world around him, in his works. Internal visions, fantastic dreams and emotional storms are also a source of inspiration for the artist. In France, he perfected his skills in engraving, monitoring and painting. During his student years in Greece (High School of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2010) the artist discovered a passion for sculpture.
Pavel Kichilov is a Member of numerous artistic groups and associations in France:
- Association des Ancient Eleves de I'ENSAD,
- Maison des Artistes,
- Atelier Bo Halbirk, - Manifestampe, - Conseil National Francais des Arts Plastiques
He is the Graduate of the Art and Graphic Department of the Moscow Pedagogical University. He currently works as an artist, as well as a designer and advertiser.
In his works the artist uses physical properties of light to employ it as an artistic medium. Similarly, to how a traditional artist would use a brush, Dyachkov uses a set of mirrors, prims and magnets.
Through deploying these tools, the artist reflects and refracts light in different directions, as well as alters its colour and intensity. The result of Dyachkov's manipulations is an abstract, geometrical composition, that is "painted" on the panel.
She was born in Moldavian Soviet Socialistic Republic, she has graduated with honours from the Chisinau Art College.
Influences of Abstract Expressionism can be seen in the way that Poloz intuitively applies strokes in these pieces. However, rather than simply reiterating said movement's visual aesthetics, Poloz builds upon them by combining these characteristic strokes with modern technology.
As a medium, stereo-light-panels have only started to be employed by artists fairly recently, most famously by American sculptor Dale Chihuly, who made an effective use of their glass-like properties.
While these properties are also utilized in Poloz's works, she primarily focuses on the panel's ability to conduct light. This gives the marks in her works, a translucent and luminescent characteristic, captivating the viewers.
He is one of the founders of digital art in Russia. The artist is President of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts and Honorary Artist of the Russian Federation.
Khudyakov's works achieve a three-dimensional virtuality of images due to the artist's mastery of the most advanced technologies. This aspect of the artist's works allows to combine virtuality and reality.
The works of Konstantin Khudyakov can be seen in the museums and collections of Vienna, Moscow, New York, Osaka, Beirut, Rome