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The ArtBox.Projects Awards Manss Aval



Artist Manss Aval’s art, Hai II , has been awarded by the ArtBox Project 1.0.

The ArtBox.Project jury members recognized Manss’ work this month and selected it for  inclusion in the ArtBox.Projecr 1.0 exhibit.  Manss Aval’s art will also be displayed during the Basel Artweeks 2017.


Visit the show here:

View last years show, below:

ArtePonte Presents ‘Abstraction of the Ordinary’ Art Show

Artist Manss Aval will be participating in an upcoming Photography Show in New York,  Abstraction of the Ordinary presented by ArtePonte at their new Chelsea Gallery location. The event will  begin  with the premier show on Thursday, June 8th at 6-8 pm.  The art show will continue on from June 8th through July 8th, 2017.

Exhibited artists present a new perspective, a new life to the ordinary by looking through a wider lens; a different angle, by shifting the point of view to present a world of abstraction.

Manss Aval’s art, Seminegative (below) will be featured  throughout the month long event.  Aval had the following statement about his work, Seminegative —

“I construct mystic landscapes with overlapping intervals of space and time that represent the familiar with the alluring and possible. One series seeks to elucidate dreamscapes and the space postulated by cosmology: string theory suggests individuals in one universe can have a counterpart in other sharing characteristics. Parallel universes may also intersect facilitating travel between these bubbles. My works represent the position of a neutral observer recording these events. My perspective levitates between fantasy and mysterious quantum space, leaving room for meditative explorations of familiar memories, dreams and perhaps alien realities.” — Manss Aval

The Artists of Abstraction of the Ordinary

Ajuan Song
Alyssia Lazin
Bobbi McMurry
Manss Aval
Marina Fridman
McCormick Brubaker
Philippe Halaburda
Robert Uricchio
Uma Rani Iyli

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday 10:30 – 6:30pm
Saturday 12:00 – 5:00pm, with appointments during operating days
Closed Sunday and Monday


520 W 20th street,7th floor
New York NY 10011

About Arte Ponte

ARTE PONTE is a Swiss non-profit association and institute that supports its members who are emerging and established visual artists, curators, designers and architects as well as and professionals within the art-world by fostering connections to a network of opportunities.  Since 2009, the association has been promoting artists during selected art fairs in Paris, Venice, New York, Miami, Basel and Austria.

ARTE PONTE is present in three countries;  with administrative offices in Basel, Switzerland; its global HQ (as of Jan 2017) cultural institute and exhibition space is in Venice, in Palazzo Corner Spinelli; and since 2013 in New York, where Arte Ponte hosts exhibitions with support of JanKossen Contemprary gallery in Chelsea, for selected curated exhibitions during Summer.

ARTE PONTE has its own publishing house, where annually we issue volumes on different genres of contemporary art . Books are distributed among art professionals; during fairs, events and during the Venice Biennial at the HQ premises in-house book shop.

Visit the website to learn more.

Manss Aval at the 10th Annual International Color Awards 2017

Fine Art Maya is pleased to announce that Manss Aval has received Honorable Mention for his famous piece of art, Wagner Moment. The artwork received the designation at the 10th Annual International Color Awards in the Nature category.

Wagner Moment

Wagner Moment
Wagner Moment


For eleven years International Color Awards has been committed to bringing you world-class Juries selected from the most influential names in the industry.

Annually a new jury pool is created to ensure the program’s reputation for recognizing first-movers, new emerging talent and current trends across the industry. Jury members are selected by exclusive invitation to join the international panel and sent ballots to log on, review the entries and make their nomination selections.

Only by having the greatest talent from both sides of the lens do we produce the intoxicating and diverse collections of color photography the program is renowned around the globe for showcasing.

International Color Awards

Manss Aval’s ‘Tyroid’ Lands Finalist, Jury Selection at Art Parma

Tyroid by Manss Aval
Tyroid by Manss Aval
Artist Manss Aval was awarded Finalist designation for his artwork, ‘Tyroid‘ (left), which was on display at the Art Parma Fair and featured in the  Biancoscuro Art Online Magazine, here.

Manss Aval’s work was selected by  jury for this honorable designation. In total 25 Artists were selected to participate in the group exhibition at the renowned Art Parma Fair in Milan.

The  group exhibition was held on February25 and 26  and again on March 3-5, 2017  at the renowned art fair Art Parma.

The exhibited artists at the prestigious group exhibition were:

Arianna Angelini
Adele Arati
Manss Aval
Nadia Buroni
Luciano Caggianello
Mark Cattaneo
Franco Cola
Gianni Depaoli
Pieralberto Filippi
Katia Longoni
Roberto Parmagnani
Federica Pecoraro Scanio
Ivan Pili
Mirko Roncelli
Dario Sgarzini
Giulia Sollazzo.


Artist Laura Villarreal Brings her Talents to the Fine Art Maya Gallery

Artist Laura Villarreal
Artist Laura Villarreal

Fine Art Maya welcomes Laura Villarreal to the growing family of Artists at the Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Born in Monterrey, Mexico; Laura initiated her art studies at the University of North Carolina.

Later she continued her work in New York City at The New York School of Visual Arts and the Art Students’ League. In 2011, she graduated from the Universidad de Barcelona IL-3 with a Master’s Degree in Analysis and Management of Contemporary Art.

Laura now resides in Miami and has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and all across the United States, including the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in Miami and the Embassy of Chile in Washington D.C.

She was selected to participate in Arte Americas 2009 and 2010 as part of the Mexican Pavilion in Miami, FL as well as Pool Art fair and Spectrum Miami.  Her work is part of private and public collections throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe.

Fine Art Maya is honored to have Laura Villarreal and her artistic talent at Fine Art Maya Gallery. Welcome, Laura!

A’ Design Award Competition Honors Designer Manss Aval

Manss Aval Art




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A’ DESIGN AWARD COMPETITION HONORS DESIGNER MANSS AVAL Conjugates Art by Manss Aval, Manss Aval Fine Art is Winner in the Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Category, 2016 – 2017.

SAN DIEGO (May 5, 2017) – Professional photographer and visual artist MANSS AVAL of San Diego was presented by the Como. Italy-based A’ Design Award & Competition Award in the Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Category for his project “Conjuagtes” by the 173-person grand jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition which consists of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and established professionals. Out of over 35 thousand project submissions from over 180 nations Manss Aval’s design was one of the few selected category winners.


Manss Aval, the creator of the awarded photography design work Conjugates explains “This project deals with the inherent beauty of geometric constructs. Photographs of real objects are used to explore how nominally inanimate geometric elements can morph into moving, transforming, three-dimensional constructs. Here ordinary spirals can assume dynamic shapes with a flexible and growing, multigonal boundary of abundant complexity and depth and the viewer’s eyes embark on a journey that draws them to multiple locations. Complexity in deceiving simplicity.”

“Among the countless modern artists who have focused on geometry are Frank Stella, Ilya Bolotowsky, Robert Hudson, Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich, and Victor Vasarely. The majority of these prior artists employed paintings as their preferred medium. The greatest challenge was to find a new photography-based and distinct, aesthetically pleasing, two-dimensional format. The “virtual animation” alluded to above could not be presented in an explicit, stepwise fashion with accompanying “blue prints”. It needed to be kept minimalist and merely suggestive of the transformations and simultaneously meet critical objectives of appropriate composition, color and rendering.” View the award winning design here.

Design Team for “Conjugates” Conjugates was realized by Manss Aval.


The A’ Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 20% percentile designs that have delivered an exemplary level of quality in design. Entries to the A’ Photography Design Awards are peer reviewed and anonymously judged by a grand jury panel of leading academics, important press members and experienced professionals. Nominated photography designs are voted on pre-determined evaluation criteria to highlight only the leading photography design works. In addition to reaching top international media, A’ Photography Design Award winners are listed at World Design Rankings (, are highlighted at Design Classification ( platform and are showcased at which lists the best designs from all countries in all disciplines.


A’ Photography Design Award aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best photography designs and greatest photography design concepts worldwide. The A’ Design Accolades are organized and awarded annually and internationally in multiple categories to reach a wide, design-oriented audience. The ultimate aim of the A’ photography Design Competition is to create a global awareness for good design. Learn more:


Manss Aval’s art and photography is gaining increasing recognition in the art world with over 50 prestigious international awards. His work has been exhibited in over 90 international shows, including the Louvre in Paris.

In the words of one critic, “Aval’s gripping photography always evokes deep emotions in the viewer”. Another critic notes “Aval redefines the boundaries between photography and painting, creating powerful images, where the painting technique is inspired by the artifacts and camouflage effects of the camera”.

Learn more at: Manss Aval’s work is exclusively represented by Fine Art Maya.

About Fine Art Maya

Fine Art Maya is a San Diego-based contemporary fine art gallery. Fine Art Maya represents a noted roster of artists, works mainly in the primary market presenting solo or themed exhibitions by both established and emerging artists. In addition, Fine Art Maya offers art advisory and curatorial services to private, corporate and institutional collections and collectors. Fine Art Maya features a most prestigious collection of photographs, paintings and sculptures, including landscape, wild life of California and international venues by internationally recognized artists from the United States, Europe and other origins. Works include abstracts, portraiture, landscapes, street and black and white photography, mixed media and sculptures. Learn more at: .

Further information:

A’ Design Award & Competition Press Release

View A’ Design Award Winners here, and the Photo Gallery here

For high resolution print copies of the award winning design please contact:

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Telephone:           858-605-0887— 858-752-7791

Fine Art Maya Welcomes Talented Artist Isabel Brinck

Fine Art Maya is pleased and honored to announce the addition of Isabel Brinck to the Fine Art Maya team of Artists.

 Isabel Brinck

Isabel works predominantly in the medium of oil painting. Her use of color is a celebration of light that continually delights the eye and engages the mind.

Chilean born, Isabel Brinck graduated with honors in Graphic Design from the University of Chile and worked in this field for many years. She has taught art for children and has a strong influence in children’s creative art expressions. Isabel has painted professionally since 1999 and she has lived and worked in Miami since 2003.  Isabel has worked under the direction of the outstanding Chilean artist, Jaime Ferrer for over 10 years. Isabel’s work has been displayed and adored throughout the country and across Latin America, as well.

She was selected to participate in Arte Americas 2009 & 2010, Palm Beach Art Fair 2010, WAG Croatia 2013, Buenos Aires II Biennale 2014 where she got special mention prize in painting, Art Spectrum 2013, 2014 and 2015, among others.

Her knowledge of Graphic Design has been the foundation of her serious and constant work thus achieving compositions with a perfect balance between form, color and space. She produces a peculiar Neo-figuration, overflowing with a universe of characters, almost (or completely) self-contained, often human-like, which the artist draws as she works.

Roberto Vega Masso, professor in World History and Academic Director of Finis Terrae Chilean University, had this to say about the talented Artist: “The project named PASSION by Isabel Brinck resolves the question in a very extraordinary way to the point where we are allowed to see her spirit. And why does she achieve this? Simply because her question isn’t more than an excuse to keep doing with a PASSION what keeps pushing her in life and moves her sincerely which is -To Paint.” 

It goes without saying, Fine Art Maya is deeply honored to have such an artistic treasure joining us.

Welcome Isabel Brinck!

A few pieces from the talented Isabel Brinck (in order): Full Moon, Nonsense, Two Hearts Willpower, My Name is Rose


Curt Brill Joins the Talented Artists of Fine Art Maya Gallery

Curt Brill

Fine Art Maya is delighted to welcome Curt Brill’s talent to the Fine Art Maya family of Artists.

Born in 1952 in the Bronx, New York, Curt Brill began his serious pursuit of an art career while attending Cornell University. It began with exhibitions at Cornell that showcased his drawings, ceramic work and silk screening.

Even though drawing has been his first and enduring love, professionally he has been most noted for his three dimensional work. His ceramic pieces have been widely collected across the United States since the mid 1970’s.

Curt began his career in bronze in 1980, with pieces that were a direct outgrowth of his history with clay. The work has always been sensual, a direct response to the feel of the materials he has chosen to use.

Being a people watcher with a keen eye by nature, and having a potent sense of humor and an easy demeanor, it is easy to see how his personal style has evolved. His work has now been met with wide appeal by individual collectors within the United States, Europe and Japan.

It’s truly an honor for Fine Art Maya to welcome Curt Brill and his breathtaking artistic abilities to the Fine Art Maya Gallery.

Fine Art Maya + Artexpo New York at Pier 94 on April 21-24

Screen Shot 2017-04-01 at 8.46.11 PMApril 21-24th the Artists of Fine Art Maya will be at the worlds largest art trade show,  Artexpo New York being held at Pier 94. The event kicks off with a special  Opening Night Preview Party on Friday, 4-7 pm.


For four days every spring, attendees get an inside look at the innovations of more than 400 artists and galleries worldwide as they showcase their latest works. In the Artexpo Pavilion, you’ll see established studio artists and galleries featuring thousands of paintings, glassworks, mixed media, and more. Then there’s [SOLO], a section for emerging independent artists, and [FOTO SOLO] for independent fine art photographers. One ticket. One venue. Three amazing shows. Don’t miss this captivating event!

Artexpo is the world’s largest art trade show and has proudly hosted the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman during long history. This years event will run Friday through Monday, April 21–24, 2017. As always visitors should anticipate huge crowds of art lovers, collectors and creators.


For thirty-nine years and counting, Artexpo has been changing the way people buy and sell art. The annual, juried expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists.

This year, Artexpo will host over 400+ innovative exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs, glass works and more—all under one roof at Pier 94.


Pier 94 enjoys a prime location and established prestige in the New York convention and special event landscape. Often referred to as the unconventional convention center, Pier 94 offers 135,000 square feet of uninterrupted convention space in an airy venue for art exhibitions and trade shows. Over the past several years, Pier 94 has quickly become a recognizable event space in New York City, utilized for high end shows and large scale events.


Friday, April 21:
12–8 p.m. Trade Only
Get the first look at this year’s show! Open to all trade buyers, including gallery owners, dealers, designers, architects, consultants, and art-industry associates.

4–8 p.m. Open to Public & Trade
Opening Night at Artexpo! See dazzling art, attend educational seminars, and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and special events. Open to trade buyers, RMG VIP Card holders, invited guests, and the public.

Saturday, April 22:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Open to Public
Spend the day perusing artwork from thousands of international artists and enjoy inspiring art talks, Meet the Artist events, and live demonstrations.

Sunday, April 23:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Open to Public
Spend the day perusing artwork from thousands of international artists and enjoy inspiring art talks, Meet the Artist events, and live demonstrations.

Monday, April 24:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open to Public & Trade
Enjoy the last moments of the world’s largest fine art show and save $10 on admission! Monday only, we’ll have a complimentary wrapping station—choose a new piece for your collection and we’ll wrap it up for you. Open to everyone for just $10 admission.

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Get directions to  Pier 94.



Source: Artexpo New York 

Images: All event photos/screenshots property of Artexpo New York .