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.

 ABOUT LA GRANDE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS 2015/2016

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

 

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Manss Aval to Participate in Art Prize Rome 2016

 

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

ART PRIZE ROME 2016

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.

ABOUT MANSS AVAL

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.

 

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Source:  Premio Arte Roma

Image: Screenshot of Premio Arte Roma website

Manss Aval Work Selected for Prestigious Biancoscuro Art Contest

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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

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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.

 

Learn more about Artist Masu D. Turan on

 

 

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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.

Talieh Kesh

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.