Collector’s Choice: Victor Slepushkin


http://victorskelet.deviantart.com

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About Victor Slepushkin

 

What is Objective Reality? Does it exist independent on us, or everything around us is nothing else but the fruit of collective fantasy?

 

 

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When we fall asleep, our subconsciousness starts creating its own reality, free from causal-consequent limits, chaotic, sometimes frightening, but always beautiful in its own special way. In my works I try to set my subconsciousness free when Im awake, to get free from causes, meanings, and to get back to the primordial Chaos. But without a particle of Order, Chaos wont be the absolute one.

 

 

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I believe that every person,every living being is the fractal God, in other words, everyone of us is God himself capable of changing the surrounding reality or creating the new one. I mean God not in the religious sense, but rather in mystic-cosmological, God who has embodied into the infinity of similar copies to realize the Reason of all reasons – God Himself.

 

 

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Thus to me my works mean something more than just pictures – I consider them avatars of thought-forms and new realities with their deities….

By Victor Slepushkin

 

 

 

Collector’s Choice: Wan Marsh


www.wanmarshstudio.com

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Artist Statement

We are born with an innate interest and connection with the natural world.

As a Naturalist, my work is inspired by the beauty as well as the
cruelty of nature. I paint intuitively, layering color, texture,
line and shape developing a visual language.
These layers engage the viewer to experience
the purest essence of nature on the deepest level.
Forms are sometimes suggested in a conscious way,
other times they are purely abstracted organic elements.
The intention is to fascinate and capture the viewer,
speaking quietly to the natural world that resides in us all.

Wan Marsh

 

 

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Wan is an artist and designer whose work has won numerous awards,
including The Members Hall of Fame Award on Ovation TV.
She was one of 4 artists chosen to work on public art during the DNC in
Charlotte September 2012.

 

 

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She studied art at the Governor’s School of North Carolina at Salem College
in Winston Salem NC.
Wan has also studied at Penland School of Craft, Spirit Square, and CPCC
in Charlotte North Carolina.

 

 

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She has worked with many internationally known abstract, collage and
mixed media artists.
Wan has an Interior Design Degree and a Horticulture Technology Degree
specializing in Landscape Design.

 

 

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Wan conducts workshops nationwide and also teaches privately in her garden
studio which was featured in Studios Magazine 2010.

Wan’s work can be seen in selected galleries worldwide. Her work is collected
by individuals and corporations alike.

 

 

 

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Thanks so much to Wan Marsh for sharing her art with us.

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Collector’s Choice: Mark Mellon


Above:  “Sermones Collection.” Conversations with Ourselves.

www.mellonfineart.com

About Mark Mellon

The art work of Mark M Mellon can best be described as Primitive Surrealistic Abstraction. The art work itself is an ode to humanity’s constant struggle between man and beast, and it’s relationship with itself and it’s place in the universe.

The Artist, Mark M. Mellon has recently taken Residence in Çanakkale, Turkey. A fresh new perspective on work has arrived in the form of figurative works completed in 2016.

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Drawings from life translated into abstracted paintings of men and women in Tea Houses and other parts of town capture the beauty of life in Canakkale, Turkey.

 

 

Earlier works featuring a variety of creatures reveals Mark’s remarkable creative range and ability to capture the spirit, soul and essence of each animal portrayed through color, shape and texture.

Mostly within a narrow band of neutral color, Mark expresses a wide range of emotion in his characters, whether man or beast. Some of his pieces thrive with an expressionistic presence through a contrast of a few bold colors. Capturing shapes that play off the edges of the canvas leaves the negative space emerging in forms just as unique and compelling as the form of the animal itself.

 

 

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Mark’s work also includes many abstractions.  One example of completely non-objective abstraction is included here, with a splatter of contrasting inks forming bold contrast of pure color and harmonious shape. A trail of delicate textures leaves a trail both accidental  and purposeful in its unerring design.

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