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

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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.

 

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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

 

Artist Spotlight on ‘NONOS’ by Welte Sisters

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Fine Art Maya’s artist spotlight falls on the beautifully crafted and richly talented sculpture artwork, NONOS, by the Welte sisters, Franziska and Mercedes.

About NONOS

NONOS are unique sculptures that playfully join motion and color to a fluent form of sensuality, eroticism and femininity. The sisters Franziska and Mercedes Welte have been artistically active under their pseudonym NONOS for years. Nonos

They create their sculptures from combinations of various metals, polymers, fiber glass, epoxy resin and non-fading pigments. Filigree and at the same time extremely dynamic, the artists arrange their sculptures for dance and involve the spectator in a thrilling ensemble of color, form and movement.

NONOS personify cheeky elegance and symbolize sensuality, power and spontaneity.

Besides their work in the sculptural area the sisters are also active in the fields of painting and photography.

The list of their international exhibitions ranges from Berlin, New York, Shanghai, Malta, Vienna, Amsterdam and Florida to Taipei. The sisters also work as designers, such as in exclusive designs for porcelain, Danish chairs and fashion with the couturier Nhut La Hong.

To see more of the talented Artists work, visit the Fine Art Maya Gallery.

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Artist Spotlight on ‘NONOS’ by Welte Sisters

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Fine Art Maya’s artist spotlight falls on the beautifully crafted and richly talented sculpture artwork, NONOS, by the Welte sisters, Franziska and Mercedes.

About NONOS

NONOS are unique sculptures that playfully join motion and color to a fluent form of sensuality, eroticism and femininity. The sisters Franziska and Mercedes Welte have been artistically active under their pseudonym NONOS for years. Nonos

They create their sculptures from combinations of various metals, polymers, fiber glass, epoxy resin and non-fading pigments. Filigree and at the same time extremely dynamic, the artists arrange their sculptures for dance and involve the spectator in a thrilling ensemble of color, form and movement.

NONOS personify cheeky elegance and symbolize sensuality, power and spontaneity.

Besides their work in the sculptural area the sisters are also active in the fields of painting and photography.

The list of their international exhibitions ranges from Berlin, New York, Shanghai, Malta, Vienna, Amsterdam and Florida to Taipei. The sisters also work as designers, such as in exclusive designs for porcelain, Danish chairs and fashion with the couturier Nhut La Hong.

To see more of the talented Artists work, visit the Fine Art Maya Gallery.

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Fine Art Maya Artist Spotlight: Dani Olivier

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Dani Olivier is our Fine Art Maya spotlight Artist this week. Dani is an extrememly talented Artists at the Gallery and his works have been appreciated all over the world in a number of prestigious venues and art exhibitions.

About Dani Olivier

Dani Olivier (born 1969) is a photographer from Paris. He graduated from the business school HEC Paris and began photography as a teenager. From 2000 to 2006, Olivier worked on digital self-portraits where his models were asked to use a digital camera to shoot their first nude selfies. He tried to capture a unique moment that could not be reproduced: a person’s very first selfie, long before the concept became popular.

image097From 2007 on, Olivier specialized on abstract nude compositions he created by projecting patterns on his models, coupled with movement and optical deformations. He uses a minimal design (“a body, a black backdrop and lights”) coupled with top-notch, state-of-the-art light projectors and cameras.

Dani is an internationally recognized artist who has exhibited, among other venues, in Kiev, Ukraine, 2010 and 2012: at the Found Art Gallery, Paris, France, 2012: At the Art and Events Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2012: LUX Exhibition, Arles, France, 2015: Voies off (fringe festival) “Nude Body and Soul”, Paris, France, 2015: La quatrième image, Los Angeles, USA, 2015, MOPLA and published four photography books: Nus abstraits (2011), ISBN 978-2-35355-776-9; Nus abstraits et psychédéliques (2011), ISBN 978-2-35355-776-9; Anthologie de la photo de nu de Dani Olivier ; 2012. Editions ESI Nus corps et âme (2015) Editions passage des soupirs.

To learn more about Dani Olivier and his work, see it here.

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Featured Artist: Talieh Kesh, Fine Art Maya

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Fine Art Maya is honored to have such a talented group of Artists in our Gallery. This week we wanted to share some background on one of these treasured Artists, Talieh Kesh.

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Talieh Kesh has a multi-disciplinary background with degrees in architecture and mass communications and resides in San Diego, CA. She is a truly exceptional, multi-talented master artist in the classical tradition.
Oil, acrylic, water color, pencil, paper, bronze, brick, mortar, ceramic, copper, glass, plastic, textiles, wood and many other media are magically transformed by her skillful hands and vision into objects of compelling beauty and stunning realism. Drawing on her architecture background, her careful and detailed acrylic paintings in particular inevitably draw the observer into the scene.
Her uncanny ability to capture the finest nuances of light and the dynamic use of space and color is complemented by an insatiable intellectual drive to grasp the scientific fundamentals of natural phenomena and interests in astronomy and quantum physics.
Her instinctive sense of Nature’s splendor permeates each of her works.

Fine Art Maya Artist Spotlight: Manss Aval

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Fine Art Maya is a Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego, CA that features talented artwork from a select group of Artists  gifted in bringing fine art to life.

Without our Artists, Fine Art Maya would not exist and because of this we are continuing a series of Artist spotlights to recognize and appreciate our talented Artists.

This week we are pleased to feature Artist Manss Aval, one of the first Artists to display their art at the gallery.

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Manss moved at a tender age to Germany where he stayed to attend college, then he traveled on to Canada where he completed his degrees in Vancouver and finally to San Diego.

Manss Aval presently concentrates on painting, photography, and sculptures and has a broad set of skills with backgrounds in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.).

A Nature enthusiast, Manss dedicated much time studying wildlife to captivate movements in time and space, creating enchanted sceneries with animals at center stage. His works levitate between fantasy and mysterious quantum space, leaving the viewer in meditative explorations of familiar memories, dreams and perhaps alien realities. His work feature a distinctly natural quality, full of soft, energetic shapes, earth tones, and subtle, vibrant colors and present a unique intersection of arts and science.

Manss has exhibited widely in over 70 juried solo and group shows from New York, to Barcelona, Florence, London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and the Louvre Museum. His work is recognized by over 50 national and international awards, including these recently presented awards: Monochrome Photography Awards, 2016; Gala Awards, 8th Edition of the Pollux Awards, 2016; 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Nominee, 2015; Donkey Art Prize 3, finalist, 2015; Gala Awards, 7th Edition of the Pollux Awards and The Primary Colors Photography Competition, 2015; Art Quench Magazine, Featured Artist, November 2015; Arthur International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, 2015 and many more.

In addition to  Manss Aval’s artwork at the gallery and around the world, he also shares his work on his website, ManssAval.com.

Fine Art Maya Artist Spotlight: Uwe Arendt

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Fine Art Maya is honored to be able to work with such highly skilled, gifted and truly inspiring artists at our San Diego Fine Art Gallery. Too often people can get caught up in their own endeavors and forget to truly acknowledge talent when they encounter it.

So today, we are taking a moment to acknowledge one deeply inspiring and gifted artist, Uwe Arendt, whose work and creative ability are a blessing for all those who encounter it.

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Born in 1945, Uwe spent his formative years in Vienna, Austria, and entered the professional School for Graphic Design at 15. He frequented the Kaffee Havelca, a popular hangout for artists, where he was exposed to leaders of the Vienna School of Surrealists, including Hundertwasser, Leherb, Fuchs and others.

At night he studied with a leading graphic designer and in his spare time drew inspirations from earlier Viennese masters, Gustav Klimt, and his favorite, Egon Schiele. He was particularly enthralled with Schiele’s line work and his edgy composition style.

After graduating from design school Uwe relocated to Seattle and launched his own design firm. He specialized in creating logo designs, strategic branding concepts and corporate designs for regional and national companies.

Now Uwe Arendt is poised to undertake his final challenge: the artistic expression of universal themes that resonate with all people. He creates layered and iconic portraits that draw from all aspects of his background, his youth in Vienna, his career as a graphic artist and life in the Pacific Northwest.

Manss Aval at Venice OpenArtCode 2016

Artist Manss Aval’s talented artwork was recently on display at the OpenArtCode Venice 2016. The event featured a collective of talent coming from a number of different countries across the globe. Each year the OpenArtCode or OAC art events draw in thousands of visitors, art collectors and art lovers.

Manss Aval featured two of his highly acclaimed pieces in the OpenArtCode exhibit; Bellagio Sails II (left) and I Colori Di Venezia
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Open Art Code is composed of a group of renowned artists who have very different technical styles and their artistic formation is varied. They have united their talents in the past to exhibit together in Paris at the Grand Palais, in Monaco at the Auditorium Rainier III, at the Oxo Gallery on the River Thames in London and in Shanghai at Pudong Library and CEIBS.

Palazzo Franchetti, on the Grand Canal, is situated in the most visited area of Venice, near the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. It is in the main cultural center in Venice where the famous Teatro La Fenice, Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Palazzo Fortuny and Ca’ Rezzonico are also located. The Accademia bridge, is the bridge more crossed in Venice. The exhibition space will be at the main floor of Palazzo Franchetti and all the rooms comply with the standards defined by the International Council of Museums.

To see more Art by Manss Aval, visit his website at ManssAval.com

Check out some photos from the event on Flickr.

Highlights from the 2016 Art Expo New York Exhibition

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Art Expo New York is an annual fine art destination for artists, collectors, art dealers, and art lovers from around the world. This year was no different and to hear visitor’s share their experiences from this years event, the 2016 Art Expo New York was spectacular.

Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art and artists that will shape trends in galleries worldwide. Hosting more than 25,000 avid art enthusiasts annually, we’re the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers and art & framing retailers.

Recap from Art Expo New York 2016

Highlights from Day 1

Highlights from Day 2

 

 

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Sources: Video footage, Recap of Art Expo 2016 by Crumlic Media for Art Expo New York

Image: Screenshot from video footage by Crumlic Media for Art Expo New York