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Manss Aval Grand Winner in 2017 Wedding & Portrait Exposée

Artist Manss Aval was awarded Grand Winner for his entry, Nippon Carnival (below), in the 2017 Wedding & Exposée. The artwork took the top award in the People and Animals category this past month.

Manss will be a Featured Artist in 43mm Magazine’s special edition, showcasing Manss Aval’s work to the magazines readers across 40+ countries.

TZIPAC and 43mm Magazine held the contest to highlight the talented artists behind the finest in wedding and portrait photographic arts from around the world.

“With over 10,000 weddings per day around the world, we want to showcase the ever-changing facets of wedding photography – from the old to the new, the strange and the arty, and many more.”

About Manss Aval

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

See more of Manss Aval’s talented artwork here at www.ManssAval.com

Manss Aval selected for the 2017 Global Art Awards in Dubai

Global Art Awards 2017

Artist Manss Aval selected for the upcoming Global Art Awards 2017 being held November 17, 2017 at Armani Hotel Dubai.

The Global Art Awards in Dubai will happen on November 17, 2017 at the Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel Dubai.  The Global Art Awards recognize international artists and talented art. The Global Art Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of artists, galleries, and art professionals worldwide.

Awarding the outstanding artist live to the public and press, giving the winners the recognition that they deserve, boosting their career and a ‘Best Global Artist’ title to claim for the rest of their career.

Vote for Manss Aval here.

The first ever large-scale ‘The Global Art Awards’ Ceremony will be hosted at a most exquisite venue in the heart of Dubai – the Armani Hotel Ballroom with a Gala Dinner Award ceremony event, including:

Art exhibition, cocktail reception, 3-course set menu a la carte dinner by Armani, Talks and Speeches, Guest-of-Honours, the Awards Ceremony itself, Dj, After-Party and much more, all of this in the heart of glamorous Dubai!

There are 18 Global Art Awards categories for the Visual Arts. Stay tuned for more info and vote for Manss Aval before November 17, 2017!

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Vote for Manss Aval’s ‘Conjugates’

 

Show your support for Artist Manss Aval, by voting for his artwork Conjugates in the 2017 Global Art Awards.

The Global Art Awards in Dubai will happen on November 17, 2017 at the Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel Dubai.  The Global Art Awards recognize international artists and talented art. The Global Art Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of artists, galleries, and art professionals worldwide.

Awarding the outstanding artist live to the public and press, giving the winners the recognition that they deserve, boosting their career and a ‘Best Global Artist’ title to claim for the rest of their career.

Vote for Manss Aval here.

Manss Aval in MAGMMA Premio Marchionni 2017

Artist Manss Aval had two pieces of his art selected in the recent contemporary art competition, MAGMMA Premio Marchionni 2017.  MAGMMA or Marchionni Mediterranean Museum of Graphic Art Foundation, is a foundation for Aesthetics and Progress.

Manss Aval‘s art, Hai and Conjugates were selected for two categories, painting and graphics, respectively.

 

The MAGMMA (Marchionni Mediterranean Museum of Graphic Art) Foundation for Aesthetics and Progress, sponsored by the Fondazione Banco di Sardegna, announced a competition of contemporary art in two categories: Graphic Art and Painting.

After the pre-selection, the prize winners were selected from a final selection of 30 works from each category. Within the competition there will also be an exhibition event, a published catalog, a cash prize for each category and the prize of three traveling shows in Urbino, Bologna and Milan. The exhibition of the final works, the voting and awards judging will take place at the MAGMMA museum in Villacidro, Italy, June 2017

Artist Manss Aval elected to the International Design Association

Manss Aval has been elected to IAD, a prestigious international design association. The International Association of Designers (IAD) is an organization that protects and promotes the interests of its members through networking

IAD is a professional international association for design that welcomes award-winning designers, artists, architects, craftsmen and creatives as members. The primary purpose of the organization is to push ethical, philanthropic, and social design practices.

The ultimate aim of the IAD is to promote good design practices and principles worldwide in order to improve quality of life of general public from across the globe. IAD annually organizes several initiatives to help their goals. These initiatives are World Design Hub, Designer of the Year and World Design Consortium programs.

About Manss Aval

Manss is an artist and long-time fine art photographer who works and resides in San Diego, California. Inspired by Nature’s patterns and textures his works transform inanimate objects into faces, designs and complete figures that present our environment in a different, more intimate perspective.

As primary medium he concentrates on photography, acrylic and oil on canvas, and mixed media techniques. Among his other interests are sculptures, video and film. He has a broad background in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.).

His fine art and photographic work has received many national and international awards. He has exhibited in over 50 juried solo and group shows in New York, San Diego, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Miami Beach and international venues, including Barcelona, Florence, Merida, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and Toronto. His museum shows include the Louvre and San Diego’s Athenaeum Museum.

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:  http://www.theartboxprojects.com

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

Location

ArtePonte
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.