Artist Spotlight: Shawn Lee Marshall, Kentucky USA

Shawn Marshall is a “third culture kid” who grew up overseas in the 70’s and currently resides in Louisville, KY. She holds a Master of Architecture and minor in Fine Art from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky. She left the field of architecture after 20 years to become a teacher, earning a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2009. Marshall has received regional and national recognition and awards for her paintings and is currently represented by New Editions Gallery in Lexington, Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile in Louisville, Sozo Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and Gallery104 in New York, NY. She has work in Corporate collections including Brown-Forman Corporation, PNC Bank, Commonwealth Bank, University of Kentucky, and in numerous private collections.

To view more of Marshall’s work, please visit her site http://www.shawnlmarshall.com.

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Artist Spotlight: Daniel DeLuna, New York USA

Rochester, NY based artist Daniel DeLuna has exhibited his painting, drawing and digital work internationally. Starting as a painter, his work has been greatly extended and influenced by his engagement with digital media at the same time retaining the connection to the initial practice in those traditional mediums. Working with an abstract visual language, he creates richly evocative work influenced by art history, music, and design. He holds an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. and is currently Associate Professor in the School of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

To view more of DeLuna’s work, please visit https://www.danieldeluna.net.

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Artist Spotlight: Johan P. Jonsson, Sweden

Johan was born in Luleå, Sweden in 1966. Except for a few years in Stockholm and Gothenburg he has worked and studied in Luleå. He now divides his time between Luleå and a small village outside Skellefteå, where his studio is located

The visual art: It is sculpture in mixed media - metal, wood, fabrics, tar, leather, wire, welding filler, silicone, rust. The basis is usually metal, and usually items/materials used in agriculture and forestry. The interest, however, lies in the combination of these rural materials/items and urban ones like plastic, rubber, silicone, parts of dolls and toys…

"Junk art" might be the term when it comes to choice of "material". When it comes to artistry, terms like "art brut" or "outsider art" are better suited.

His art is basically a process which often results in humans, figures, postures, poses. The working process more than often makes use of chance.

To learn more about Jonsson, please visit https://byjohan.se.

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Artist Spotlight: Amauri Torezan, Florida USA

"Torezan is a contemporary artist living in South Florida in the United States. Inspired by modernist abstractions and the modern lifestyle in the Mid-20th century, the artist developed a unique style creating hard-edged compositions seen in his paintings, sculptures, and murals. 
In his timeless work, geometric forms seem to be floating around each other as the contrasting colors enhance the exuberant depth effect, creating a sensation of burgeoning life.


Torezan's works of art were recently exhibited at The Baker Museum, Coral Springs Museum of Art, as well as in international art fairs represented by prestigious art galleries.
Among Torezan's artistic collaborations are public art projects, philanthropic organizations, and partnerships with brands such as the Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer.


His work is part of collections in the United States, Europe, and South America.

This info and more on the artist’s site, http://www.amauritorezanart.com.

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Artist Spotlight: James Huntley, Indiana USA

James Huntley is an artist that specializes in a variety of media, including traditional and digital. Working with mixed media, he has traveled the world and the US. His work is influenced by the places he has seen and people he has met along the way. A sense of longing (strongly referencing the Portugese idea of "fado") dominates the expression that comes through the work.

To view more of Hunltey’s work, please visit his site, https://james-huntley.pixels.com.

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Artist Spotlight: Alexandra Pospelova, New York, USA

Alexandra Po is a young artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, living and working in New York City. She received her B.F.A in Painting from LIU Post College. In the fall of 2013 Alexandra attended Firenze ArtiVisive school in Florence, Italy. In 2012 she was invited to South Korea, where she exhibited her work in four different cities. Also, in 2012 one of her photographs was chosen by Naomi Rosenblum for 8th National Competition. Alexandra exhibits her work both nationally and internationally.

To see more of Pospelova’s work, please visit her site, https://www.alexandrapo.com/

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Artist Spotlight: Lewinale Havette

Lewinale Havette is a Liberian artist living and working in Atlanta. Her work tells the story of Mitochondrial Eve through ethereal self-portraits. She focuses on scientific and historical findings of Eve and with the goal of bringing Eve’s rich history into the current conversation about migration, alienation, exploitation and ultimately, acceptance. 

Havette sometimes uses conflict free diamonds in her work, a representation of a natural resource that has been the cause of conflict in many African countries.

 

For more information about Lewinale Havette, and to view more of her images please visit her website, http://lewinale.com.

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