About the Artists
"NEW ERA" Group Exhibition Artists
Ana Rocha, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Philosophy and Art are universes that have many elements in common. Both reflect the reality in relation to the human being. Through a metaphorical language, they also cover the spiritual world, the relationships among individuals and their interaction with the environment. The brazilian artist Ana Rocha, navigates between these two worlds.
Ana was born in Brasília and started her artistic career in São Paulo, where she lives for over 20 years. Her imminent graduation in Philosophy completes an artistic vein in wich she uses Geometric Abstraction to express her concepts and thoughts. The origin of this language is inspired by an affective memory. Her mother was a university professor of Geometric Design and Descriptive Geometry and her students´ works enchanted the young Ana. Other striking elements in Ana Rocha´s work are the courage, the boldness to seek an increasingly deep process of self-knowlegde and the coherence to say "no" to standards, to ready formulas.
In Ana´s own words, she, who never fit in the "boxes", found herself in Philosophy and Art, spheres that showed her the meaning of life. Her artworks begin to gain space on the web and at exhibitions that reveal an elaborate, intriguing and engaging artistic work to the world. Where we realize that ascending and descending lines portray our own trajectory, with its ups and downs. the succession of tones, like the seasons, defines the rhythm, the cadence, making the observer identify with shapes that tell his own story, his life. An identification that is the main reason of this very philosophical art.
Anastasia Kolosnitsyna, Krasnodar, Russia
Anastasia Kolosnitsyna was born in Krasnodar, Russia. In 2017, she graduated from the Art and Graphic Faculty of the Kuban State University, specializing in Web design. In 2017, Kolosnitsyna created her own art studio, where she teaches drawing, watercolor and oil painting.
Anastasia Kolosnitsyna has only recently entered this artistic world, which is open to innovations and does not reject traditions. The craft acquired during her studies was the start that allowed her to freely handle materials, to work in different genres.
The young artist found freedom from academism, realized that it is not necessary to hide their fantasies. She took the path that allowed her to enter into a dialogue with the entire world's artistic heritage. And along the way, Kolosnitsyna found herself. Her interest in self-portrait, which allows combining the subjective and the objective is not accidental. A distinctive feature of her self-portraits is the lack of idealization, the desire to convey not what she sees, but what she thinks (in the words of Pablo Picasso).
Even in the actual realistic works made in the technique of oil painting, she is not interested in air and perspective, but in the desire to reveal the decorative qualities of the portrayed objects, colors, to understand the soul of things, and not their visible flesh.
Anastasia Kolosnitsyna has already passed the path from the postmodern era to metamodernism, which accumulates modern multicultural aesthetics. The artist travels a lot, goes to plein air in Ukraine, Crimea, the Czech Republic, Germany, Abkhazia, and Armenia. She lives in a colorful world that is open to any cultural ties. It has the energy of youth, which seems that everything is possible. He enjoys playing with styles, techniques, and directions. He searches and finds himself and the universe in himself.
Anja Bamberg, Munich, Germany
Artist, Art Therapist (Magister and Master)
Born 1978 in Stralsund (in the north of Germany)
Based near Munich
Studies and artistic work in Berlin, Greifswald, Amiens, Munich and Dubai.
Anja Bamberg goal is to show the dynamics of the ever-growing city Dubai with its skyscrapers, imposing buildings and construction sites in contrast to the tranquility of the desert and the Arabian Sea.
These are places, where the time stands still and also places that envelop this “never sleeping”, alive City. Bamberg like to catch the mood and the speed. She try to enter into the contrast between the Old and the New. Anja Bamberg says:"I know some places only through the photographs, which give me a feeling that I like to implement picturesquely. Others I visited myself and depict the atmosphere from my point of view. The material I use is usually a mix of oil and acrylic colors on canvas or paper, advanced with oil crayon and pens."
Germany - Stralsund, München, Ebersberg, Augsburg, Gersthofen, Münster
South Korea - Seoul
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Bingqin Zhang, China
Bingqin (Zaccheo) Zhang is an artist from China.
After completing her MFA degree in SCAD, she will go to New York to pursue her second master degree in photography in SVA.
Her works focus on the emotional connection with the external world and individuals, and use time, light and natural substances to perfect her expression. At the same time, in her recent research, she has devoted herself to transforming the process and materials into the subject of art and introducing materials into her creation as a second creator.
Bora Güney , Istanbul, Turkey
Bora Güney’s work consists of abstractions of people and humanity.
The intense repetition, light and dark themes are common in the artist’s productions in collage, assemblage, photography and music fields.
Bora Güney (1992, Istanbul) graduated from Yeditepe University in 2017, works and lives in Istanbul.
Christopher MacNeil , Boston, USA
Christopher MacNeil was born and raised in the Boston area. After attending Boston University, he joined the United States Peace Corps and served for 3 years in the southwestern region of Ethiopia. After completing 2 years in the rural village Limu Genet, Christopher joined the staff of Jimma University and worked on institutional development initiatives including the foundation of college departments including law, governance, and the arts.
He maintains connections with some of the regions leading intellectual thought leaders and returns to Ethiopia periodically to work on a variety of projects. Aside from visual arts, he is passionate about embodied practices including strength and conditioning as well as yoga. After his Peace Corps service, he completed an intensive diploma program in exercise science at the American Academy of Personal Training. He then obtained his Master's degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA, during which time he served his local community as a Coverdell Fellow and did personal training programs for youth, persons with disabilities and the elderly.
He is a Fellow with the African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS), the continent's leading think tank dedicated to the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear security. He also operates a consulting service, CMC.International.
Christopher works in digital mixed media, and his novel methodology of "Reverse Painting" has its roots in watercolor and mixed media practices learned in his teenage years. He adheres to a Practice of Limitation and is interested in exploring new ways of enhancing his artistic practice in pursuit of life long artistic expression.
Daniel Wille , Austria
Daniel Wille was born in Samara, Russian Federation in 1987.
Studied interior design and architecture at Russian State University, joined the global art League 2014. Was exhibiting works in Russia, USA, Israel. In 2015 Relocated to Israel, joined the community of artists there. In 2018 married and relocated to Austria where recently living.
Since childhood, Wille was surrounded by a bunch of books about history of Italian art and architecture, and also most often visited this country with parents who were dealing with fashion boutiques. Grandmother was teacher of piano and singing , given private lessons. So house was fulfilled with atmosphere which motivated him to start creating from age of 3.
Daniel participated in numerous of exhibitions in USA, Israel and Italy.
Daria Prozorova , Saint Petersburg, Russia
Daria Prozorova - professional painter, winner of Russian and international competitions, winner of the International Art Week (2014, 2015), participant of exhibitions in Russia, Hungary, Great Britain, Italy, Israel, USA. Member of the Union of Writers of St. Petersburg (since 2004), the Union of Artists of Russia (since 2017). Art consultant of Loki Gallery, Saint Petersburg.
Was born in the Leningrad Region, in the settlement of Siversky, in 1987 and studied art from childhood. Lives and works in St. Petersburg. Artworks by Daria Prozorova are in private collections in Russia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Italy, China, USA, Israel. From 2011 to 2020, it took place 50 collectives and 6 personal exhibitions of the artist’s works.
Elise Mendelle , London, UK
Elise Mendelle aims at visually describing a thought, feeling or emotion so the viewer can explore and anticipate what comes next. Her paintings are focused on capturing a moment of time; it could be a portrait, a figure or a landscape, but it is always a snapshot - blink and it could be missed.
Elise is inspired by the simplicity of everyday moments and how they link to a deeper understanding of what is going on beneath the surface.
Elise has benefited from weekly tuition and mentoring at Insight School of Art, furthering her practice and developing her own unique style. Interest in her work has grown; to date, she has been part of shows in Rome, London, Madrid and New York, with her paintings included in collections internationally.
University of Western Ontario - Bachelor of Arts
York University - Honours Bachelor of Arts
Eva Angelaka , Munich, Germany
Eva Angelaka (b.1981 in Athens, Greece) lives and works in Athens and Munich.
She holds a Diploma in Japanese culture from International Budo University in Japan and a MSc in Asian Studies from Lund University, Sweden. Currently studying at the Athens School of Fine Arts, her past studies and living experience in Sweden and Japan inform her artistic practice.
Eva creates fairytale narratives, imaginary spaces and creatures against the everyday normality. Her work involves processes of rebirth and destruction as her own spiritual practice through painting. Processes of destruction and rebirth exist in almost every religion, narrative, fairytale and myth. She aims to present the idea of sensitivity and compassion, contrary to a systematized, digitalised and automated society. This is approached by reflecting on childhood and exploring otherworldly, larger than life experiences while the concept of wabi-sabi - the transience and imperfection of things, which also includes some kind of wreckage - runs through all the artworks.
She has participated in numerous exhibitions, in Greece and abroad.
Hyunsun Yoo, Vienna, Austria
Hyunsun yoo was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1981. She completed a bachelor of visual art, Painting as a major and Art history as a minor at Duksung Woman University in Seoul. After that started to study Fine art/painting at Applied art University in Vienna, Austria from 2013 with Professor Emma Rendl denk.
Now she lives and works in Vienna and has exhibited in various countries/ Korea, Austria and many European countries. Her First solo exhibition ‘move your body’ at Songeun gallery(2005)/Seoul is the first start to show a work about Human and Humanity. So far she works many paintings and drawings with a same topic. Also she has many works with silk screen printmaking and recent works are overlapping different translucent colors and size of circles to express the distance of relationship.
Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Vienna, Austria
Jakub Pasierkiewicz was born in 1980 in Poland and I graduated from the University of Silesia with a Masters in Fine Arts in 2005.
Since he moved to England in 2006, Pasierkiewicz have exhibited his works mainly in Europe, India, US and Canada which include: Foto Festival Schiedam (Netherlands), The Lenzburg Photo Festival (Swiss), Head On Photo Festival (Australia), Kolga Tbilisi Photo (Georgia), The ING Discerning Eye (UK), PABA International Photo Competition (Pakistan), NOA17 (UK), D&AD Festival (UK), Hiii Photography (China), The Indian Photography Festival IPF (India), Berlin Foto Biennale (Germany), MIFA Photography Awards (Russia).
Lorette C. Luzajic , Toronto, Canada
Lorette C. Luzajic is an award-winning visual artist from Toronto, Canada. Her artwork has been collected in at least 25 countries. It has been exhibited widely at home and internationally, in galleries, museums, hotels, medical offices, auctions, nightclubs, metros and more.
Her painting was featured in a magazine ad campaign for Madrid-based luxury jewelry company Carrera Y Carrera. It was recently used as a prop on set of the movie 1Up starring Elliot Page.
She has also travelled to Tunisia and Mexico to work and exhibit. Lorette is also a poet, writer, and editor, and founder of the arts journal The Ekphrastic Review.
Sonia Ben Achoura , UK
Sonia Ben Achoura was born in Paris, France. Having travelled extensively, she settled in the UK. A self-taught artist and psychologist, she was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci from an early age. Art and science converge in her paintings, manifesting in insightful explorations of mind and nature. Her career in fine art spans over two decades, with a distinctive body of work characterised by a vivid chromatic palette, a detailed execution, and a futuristic edge.
Sonia focuses predominantly on geometric abstraction. An elaborate art vocabulary allows her to bring to life powerful conceptualisations of mental phenomena, informed by thorough research and synthesised through visionary imagination. These manifest in psychological icons, blueprints of the mind in a wide variety of media. Sonia’s intuitive style emanates from a meditative place. As a result, her paintings often incorporate figurative elements in her abstract works, giving rise to atmospheric compositions.
Sonia regularly exhibits her work at galleries and art fairs in Europe. She sells her paintings internationally.
Svenja Michelle Behle , Berlin, Germany
Svenja Michelle Behle is a Berlin born (*1996) and based abstract artist working in print and mixed media.
She moved to South East Asia in 2015 and lived there for 3 1/2 years working as an art teacher with kindergartens and schools as well as creating murals/wall pantings for a variety of establishments. The impressions of her work over there, the culture & art scene as well as a defining exhibition by the Taiwanese father of print in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia let Behle find the love for print as a fine art medium. Behle worked on her own pieces from early on and have moved from figurative works depicting the landscapes, people and memories of South East Asia (especially Vietnam) continuously towards abstraction.
From 2019-2020 Svenja Michelle Behle attended my first year of Art College at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin specialising in print and mixed media.She is now back in Berlin for the time being and working independently as an abstract artist.
Susan Hensel, Michigan, USA
Susan Hensel received her BFA from University of Michigan in 1972 with a double major in
painting and sculpture and a concentration in ceramics.
With a history, to date, of well over 200 exhibitions, 32 of them solo, twenty garnering awards,
Hensel's desire to communicate stories through art continues to be a powerful motivator.
Hensel's artwork is known and collected nationwide, represented in collecting libraries and
museums as disparate as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Getty Research
Institute with major holdings at Minnesota Center for Book Arts , University of Washington, Baylor
University and University of Colorado at Boulder. Archives pertaining to her artists books will be
available for study at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle in 2017.
In recent years Hensel has been awarded multiple grants and residencies through the Jerome
Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Ragdale Foundation.
Hensel's curatorial work began in 2000 in East Lansing, Michigan with the Art Apartment and
deepened with ownership of the Susan Hensel Gallery. Hensel has curated over seventy
exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists from all over the United States and Canada.
Yawen Zheng, Canada
Yawen Zheng was born in Wenzhou, China, and got B.S. in Biochemistry at University of California, Davis, US and MFA at San Francisco Art Institute, US.
With her background in art and science, as an observer and a visual creator, Zheng have strong perception of beauty in daily life. Zheng take apart ideas from enthralling phenomena that she observed in daily life. Then, Zheng remake mundane scenes and perform for the camera in the studio. Thus, her work includes installation, performance art and photography. The idea that using photography as a medium to condense and materialise the invisible realm of artists’ thoughts attracts her.
Zakiria Tahirian, Australia
Zakiria Tahirian was born as a refugee is Quetta Pakistan in 1998. Tahirian started his artistic career when he was 8 years old and been through different classes such as Drawing, Painting and music but he find his way into miniature at age of 15.
Tahirian researched about it more than any other technic in arts. He do traditional miniature and also his works are more contemporary as it comes to an idea that he want to say through. Tahirian did many exhibition in Pakistan and was a curator in his little gallery in the town.
Tahirian moved to Australia back in 2017 and had couple of exhibitions in Victoria and in Sydney.
Ekaterina Kuzmina , Saint Petersburg, Russia
Ekaterina Kuzmina is an artist-painter, a member of the Eurasian Art Union, the Union of Russian Artists, a permanent participant in exhibitions.
Her works are in private collections in Russia, Italy, China.
"Creativity is the most powerful and accessible tool with which you can recognize yourself and the whole world around you through yourself. That is why I do not like to explain the plots of my paintings: it seems to me that every interested viewer will be able to see and feel something of his own."