Aval at ArT Venice 2016, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art


Artist Manss Aval will have his artwork featured in the upcoming Venice Art 2016 International Contemporary Art in San Servile – an Island for Art .


October 8th – October 23rd


Venice Island Of San Servile Salt Grecale


Curator General –  Paul Doga ‘

Artistic Director –  Tatiana Carapostol

Coordinator –  Gabriel Salvatore











Sverige, ايران, Iran, Rep.Moldova, Denmark, England, USA, Magyarország, 大韓民國, South Korea, Российская Федерация, Russia, Република Македониjа Colombia, Italy, Argentina, Brasil, Austria, Deutschland, Lietuvos Respublika, Nigeria, 日本国, Japan, Finland, Polska, Schweiz

DATE  October 8 – 23, 2016

TIME  11:00 to 17:00

TICKETS  Free admission

DETAILS Opening Saturday, October 8th at 17:30 with cocktails and live music from
Giovanni Masiero Matteo Alfonso, sax and piano.  W
ine provided from the cellar of Ca Rajo.

For more information, visit Studio Arte Carapostol.




Images & screenshots: www.studioartecarapostol.it  

ArtExpo 2016 Milano – The Art Fair to Remember


Artists Manss Aval’s artwork is being displayed at the upcoming ArtExpo 2016 Milano. Follow this link to view the art gallery.

ArtExpo 2016 Milano is more than the typical art fair – it’s an art fair that brings the artistic talent to those who appreciate and admire it the most.  ArtExpo 2016 Milano is an in-depth project where artists, art lovers and art collectors can all connect and enjoy one another.

A special focus will be on Art Investment themes for HNWI, private and institutional investors and collectors.

ArtExpo 2016 Milano honorably proposed an international event connected to art, culture and business, and art investment. For seven days, visitors, institutions, collectors, artists, corporate and media partners will be present under one roof for the famous event. For the second time, this large scale event will be held at one of the most interesting areas in Milano, the  Macerate Quarter at East End Studios. 

The Macerate Quarter at East End Studios houses some of the most popular events in the city and provides a platform that is rich in culture within the entertainment industry. The Macerate Quarter at East End Studios is also home for filming and production of  RAI, an Italian Radio/Television and SKY Italia.



Images and screenshots property of: ArtExpo 2016


Coming October 6, Manss Aval at Berlin Foto Biennale 2016


Artist Manss Aval and his talented artwork will be displayed at the upcoming Berlin Foto Biennale 2016,  in Berlin, Germany.

The event will be held at the Palazzo Italia which is located in the centre of Berlin.

The 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography will be live  October 6th – 30th, 2016.

Emotions & Commotions Across Cultures As Associated Partner of the European Month of Photography Berlin, the first edition of the Berlin Foto Biennale – and 4th edition of the Biennial for Fine Art and Documentary Photography – will take place at the Palazzo Italia (Römischer Hof), situated in Unter den Linden 10, in the historic heart of Berlin. After Madrid, Buenos Aires and Malaga, Berlin was chosen as a new base to promote emerging talents and established artists from all over the world.

Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures will present 1230 photos by 446 contemporary artists from 41 countries of all continents – among them 65% women, who have received the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers.

The Biennial also contains selected works by Steve McCurry. His solo exhibition ‘Retrospective’ forms part of the Biennial as special invitee.



Images: Owned by Berlin Foto Biennale, All Rights Reserved.

Manss Aval Announces a New Line of Custom-Made Clothing Designs

image002manssavalFine Art Maya Artist, Manss Aval has a new line of custom-made designs printed on fabric. The clothing is created by a team of talented visionaries which includes a renowned designer in Paris and fine art photographer and painter, Manss Aval. The new clothing collection brings beauty into every aspect of the collection’s development and provides the clothing industry with something truly unique, refreshing and overwhelmingly captivating.

VIDA has been praised in number of major fashion and design industry outlets.

“VIDA brings global consciousness and an impeccable sense of taste to style-seekers through carefully selected artistic partnerships and luxurious, responsibly produced clothing and accessories—starting with a line of tops and scarves.” – Candy Washington

The WSJ, California ApparelNews, Fashionista, Fashion Times, Google Ventures, and Candy Washington are but a few of these industry experts to recognize the Artist’s new line of clothing. To read all the reviews and press statements about the new clothing collection, view them here on the VIDA website.

The VIDA Opportunity for Artists
VIDA also provides Artists a unique opportunity to turn their artwork into designer clothing. A watercolor painting, a photograph, a sculpture, a sketch, anything you can submit in a digital format, they can print on fabric. This gives artists a truly unique channel to share their art with the world. To learn more about this unique opportunity, visit VIDA today.

About VIDA
VIDA’s story is that of the rich, interconnected world we live in — the story of contemporary life and mindful, global citizenship. VIDA is a global partnership of co-creators, from a designer in Paris, to a producer in Karachi, and a consumer in San Francisco.

View Manss Aval’s New Custom Collection

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ZIPAC Monochrome Magazine Features Manss Aval’s Art


Fine Art Maya artist, Manss Aval recently received recognition for his artwork in the TZIPIC. The artist had several monochromes published in TZIPIC Monochrome Magazine.

The artist is no stranger to the TZIPIC art world and the spectacular art displays they host. Having been recognized in prior art competitions the artist was delighted to be included in this most recent 2016 ZIPAC Monochrome Magazine #7. To view the magazine, click here.

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Manss Aval Recognized at La Grande Photo Awards

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Artist Manss Aval has received awards from the recent La Grande Photo Awards. He was highly commended for his works in two separate art categories; La Grande’s Street category and Architecture category.

He received finalist designation for his highly acclaimed piece of art, Five Elements (below) and Salk Institute. His art titled Break was also praised by the LeGrand gallery.


Professional and amateur photographers from around the world are invited to enter La Grande International Photography Awards for 2015/2016.  We want artists to gain exposure through our exhibitions and partner publications. Win great prizes and be included in the La Grande Photo Book and much more.

“We welcome all photographers from amateur to professional to the 2015 Photography Awards. Join us in promoting and celebrating what brings us together, photography. Different process, different skills, we want to see them all.”

Be part of something special


Manss Aval Artist - Five Elements
Five Elements by Manss Aval
La Grande is headquartered in New York, NY and Rue Quincamdoix, Paris.

Manss Aval to Participate in Art Prize Rome 2016



“Art should be seen in its evolution and go compares the ideas and expressions that generate it. Only then can we understand and appreciate contemporary art. In Domitian Stadium, we admire the fifty works selected by the international jury, which will compete for the title of Excellence in Contemporary Art and then the Rome Prize 2016.” — Amedeo Demitry


Artist Manss Aval will participate in the prestigious ART PRIZE ROME 2016. Manss Aval’s Conjugates has been selected for award consideration to be determined by the Art Prize Rome’s  panel of international art jurors.

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In September 2016, the city of Rome again the host the ART PRIZE ROME in the historic archaeological location of Domitian’s Stadium, located in the heart of Rome in Piazza Navona.

The art contest will include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and digital art works by great artists selected for the event.

The event will be held September 16 through October 30th, at the Stadium of Domitian, the archaeological site of Piazza Navona. Every month, more than 15,000 visitors and tourists come to the area making it very internationally significant for Artists and their work.  Fifty selected artists, from various nations. The exhibition will remain for forty-five days.

The theme for the event , “SPIRIT OF ROME – The Italian Pop Art in the Piazza del Puopolo School”  becomes a symbol and character of the event.

The ART PRIZE ROME 2016 is divided into two steps: the first is the online selection, among all the candidates, fifty works, one by artist, which will then be displayed in a major exhibition.  The second is the choice among these, the only winning work which will be awarded the prize ARTE ROMA 2016.

ROME ART AWARD 2016  and THE SPIRIT OF ROME together represent a great event that attracts the attention of collectors, art lovers, artists and tourists from all over the world.

All selected candidates works will be exhibited online beginning August 1st 2016 through June 30, 2018, providing visibility to subscribers worldwide.


Artist Manss moved at an early age from Tehran to Hamburg, Germany where he stayed until attending college. He then left for Canada’s West coast where he lived in Vancouver and, after additional detours in Chicago and Boston, he finally moved to San Diego, California.

He studied at the University of Hamburg and the University of British Columbia and has a broad set of skills with backgrounds in media, communications and the sciences, including a Ph.D.

Follow the link to see more of Manss Avals Art. To learn more about the upcoming ART PRIZE ROME, visit their website here.



Source:  Premio Arte Roma

Image: Screenshot of Premio Arte Roma website

Manss Aval Work Selected for Prestigious Biancoscuro Art Contest

Conjugates by Manss Aval, 2016 —  Archival print on brushed aluminum 40″x40″

Artist Manss Aval will have his work, Conjugates, featured in the upcoming prestigious Biancoscuro art contest. Manss’ work has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious contest.

Please show support for Manss Aval in this upcoming event by ‘liking’ his art.

Manss Aval  (San Diego  – USA), moved at an early age to Germany where he stayed until college, then on to Canada where he completed his degrees and finally to San Diego, California. He concentrates on photography, painting, installations and sculptures and has a broad background in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.).

His work centers on contour, structure, symmetry and tactility, and features a distinctly natural quality, full of soft, energetic shapes, earth tones, and subtle, vibrant colors. He has exhibited in over 80 major solo and group shows in Los Angeles, NewYork, San Diego, Barcelona, Berlin, Florence, Lisbon, London, Merida, Milan, Paris, Rome, Venice and Tokyo. His work is recognized by over 50 national and international awards, including, International Photography Awards (IPA), Donkey Art Prize 3, 2015, Pollux Awards, 2015, Arttour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, 2015, International Fine Art Photography Award, 2013, Pollux Awards, 2015, Art Platform’s Vanguard Visionaries project, ArtBuzz 2014, 6th Artslant Showcase competition, 2014, the International Art Festival Committee, New York, 2014, URBAN 2015 Street Photo Contest, Gala Awards 2015 and Four Points Contemporary.

He was featured artist of Art & Beyond Magazine, 2014 and in several publications, including “Contemporary Art of Excellence”, 2015″, “Internationale Kunst Heute – 2015″, “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Artâ, “Contemporary Art of Excellence” Volume 1, 2015, and “The Art of Creativity”.

Learn more about the Art Contest Biancoscuro here.

See more of Manss’ artwork on his website www.ManssAval.com


Like Manss Aval’s Art Here.


Masu D. Turan, Artist at San Diego Art Gallery, Fine Art Maya


Masu D. Turan

Raised in Europe, Masu studied arts in Berlin and now lives in San Diego. Photography began for Masu with a Vollenda. He was later influenced by such exceptional artists as David Muench, Galen Rowell, Charlie Waite, David Ward and Art Wolfe.

With a fascination for fleeting phenomena of light, reflections and water, he captures mementos of the American west coast and other locals.

He transforms with clean strong strokes seemingly ordinary subjects into a wealth of soft, quiet and meditative images focused on symmetry, patterns, textures and colors that range from the abstract, to the painterly, to the serene. His stills of gentle, vibrant colors and assemblies are imbued with a sense of timelessness, serenity and spirituality. Another passion of his are high resolution motion images.


Learn more about Artist Masu D. Turan on



Fine Art Maya

Manss Aval at the Motif Collective

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Artist Manss Aval was announced a Finalist in a recent Motif Collective Art Competition, May 2016. A large number of Manss Aval’s  talented work (above) has been featured all across the world. The Motive Collective art competition is truly a honor to participate in for a number of wonderful reasons.

About the Motif Collective

The Motif Collective strives to give photographers a platform to showcase their passion on an international stage. Artists are awarded first, second and third place prizes as well as a select few who are granted a Honorable Mention. This is far from all, however.

A truly unique aspect of how the Motif Collective operates is in how the winners are awarded. The winners get a slice of the operation itself, literally.  First place winners are handed a 50% share of the Motif Collective operation ( i.e. the revenue), judges get 20% and the Motif Collective is left the remaining 30% to pay bills and keep the art competition up and running.

This means that every artist that enters the art competition is never throwing their entry fees away or padding the pockets of individuals not involved for the art itself.

“Being photographers ourselves we became frustrated with the number of Photography/Art competition sites around taking in lots of money with the only real prize a being a claim to promote the winners works through “an online presence” yet most them do not even provide an active link to the winners page.  On top of that where is all that money going?   Definitely not to the Artists and Photographers where it belongs.”

To view Artist Manss Aval’s artwork, visit his website here.

Manss Aval Art Website