Manonce & his family immigrated to the U.S. residing in Florida until seven years ago when he relocated to New York. Earlier in his life, he sculpted in clay/mud and continued his artistic journey evolving into painting and mixed media predominantly. The magic and mysticism of his Caribbean culture influence his work to this day. Manonce's creative process is fairly spontaneous with a leaning towards a psycho-emotional content. This artist's work has been exhibited in numerous shows over the years, often with juried recognition including the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Since living in New York he’s taken an interest in the realism of his new surroundings.
Max Fujishima is fascinated by motion — a breeze skimming the top of a
field or waves surging through an ocean. Clouds forming and dispersing
overhead as shadows afoot change hour by hour, affected by both sun and
moon. Time is motion — it cannot be stopped — and we are all a part of
it. We must endure moments in time that are difficult and challenging,
knowing that another moment will follow and it will bring relief and
These are the moments that Max searches for in his work. His
connection with time is his entry point to the universe. Max’s creative
workplace is anywhere in the world that he finds himself. He feels the
moment. By capturing its beauty and motion with the release of his
shutter, he is able to share the moment with others. The spectrum of his
photographs will evoke all of one’s emotions.
Born in Fukuoka Japan, where he attended Kyusan University, Yoshinori Hashimoto earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Photography and Layout Design. Upon graduation, he promptly moved to New York.
In New York, Yoshinori has worked with such photographic luminaries as Patrick Demarchelier, Claus Wickrath and Albert Watson. His career path has led him to acquire extensive experience in travel, portrait, fashion and beauty photography.
Erje Ayden states, “Mjaanes was an instinctive painter. He reacted to what he saw around him. . . Never afraid to paint scenes which life did not reveal. . . Mjaanes’ paintings have been a continuous journey. An imaginary train ride through urban skies and non-existing pastoral gatherings. Knowing and presenting the human odyssey was Otto’s contribution to our time and place. And he did it handsomely.”
Balancing on Cloud
Death of a Sunday
July 4th 1990
My Fair Lady
Riano D. Reno
Painting being a matter of interpretation, my aim is to find the right light key, placing the colors and shapes together as a jigsaw puzzle, and integrating all these different parts to form a harmonious whole.
…..with straightforward and dynamic approach, Voltolina’s paintings become the proven sophistication and honesty, culminating his artistic creative energy. At once vulnerable and enduring, they epitomize an existential reconciliation among the mind, the spirit and the body. Turbulent they may be, yet at the same time, they embody an elegance that is deeply moving. Unsentimental on surface, the figures are nonetheless filled with passion a passion that is profound, reflective in essence; a passion that reveals the artist’s earnest desire to celebrate the flux of life.
“Since the early 00′s, T.Y. has been working with painting as a psychological object, one that draws complexity from a cross-current of late romanticism and commercialized detachment. Redirecting figurative imagery culled from glossy magazine ads and other pop culture sources, the artist seeks a wry self-consciousness in his own highly stylized compositions.
A classically trained figure painter, T.Y. sets his restrained brushwork to imagining a shared history with commercial art techniques. Carefully chosen palettes mute and distort the garish poses and hard lighting effects borrowed from advertising, while modernist abstraction blends with illustration in a slick, seemingly airbrushed surface.