The most wonderful time of the year is here, and with it, 10 of our new and noteworthy artworks for December 2022! The Artling has put together a curated collection of artworks that showcase the diverse ways that these talented artists express themselves and how it manifests in their vibrant abstractions, surrealist figurations, imaginative photographs, and calming colour palettes. Scroll down to check out our new and noteworthy artworks for December!
Residing in Esposende, Portugal, Carla Sa Fernandes is an abstract artist who specialises in painting large-scale works. Her authentic approach to depicting her experiences and emotions on her canvases is elicited by her spontaneous brush strokes and vibrant colour scheme. She was previously a full-time chemical engineer and a part-time artist, but she decided to become a full-time professional artist a few years ago, exhibiting nationally and internationally and participating with several galleries and corporations. Although she did a painting course from the College of Fine Arts of Oporto University, Portugal, she still considers herself a self-taught artist.
Iranian artist Sevil Ahmadian was born and is based in Mashhad, a city in northeast Iran. She has a Masters's degree in visual communication and has been working professionally in the field of art for ten years. For the artist, she is most artistically inspired by nature, and she considers nature to be her best teacher in art. Sevil's works are characterised by her courage and boldness in playing with colours and abstract shapes. She often creates texture in her works through coloured spots, dots, and geometric shapes, which are enhanced by high-contrast colours.
Barcelona-based artist Oriol Jolonch considers himself as a self-taught photographer. He aims to express invented realities in his works, which are inspired by his childhood. His artistic journey began when he inherited an old airbrush from his father and used it on the front of old cassettes and posters. Oriol is passionate about creating other worlds and alternative realities that are both imaginary and rooted in reality.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1970, Mariano Molina graduated as a Painting and Drawing Professor at the School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon in 1998. He has also attended workshops with artist Luis Felipe Noe and received grants from The AHRC (UK, 2011), The Leverhulme Trust – (University of Leicester- UK 2009), Fondo Nacional de las Artes Grant (Buenos Aires 2009), The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (USA - 2008), Antorchas Foundation Grant (Buenos Aires 2004 and 2001), and the Secretaria de Cultura de la Nacion (Argentina - 2004).
Greek painter Maria Bacha paints colourful, nebulous, and abstract compositions inspired by nature and light. Working in an organic, gestural style, she allows the materials to guide her as the paintings develop. She employs a unique method of blending acrylic paint, pigments, and resin to create a dynamic interplay between the layers. Transparent colour fields pull the eye into the illusionary space and then seem to give way to ghostly, textured forms in her works. Like celestial clouds or pools in a primordial soup, Maria's compositions appear to always be in the process of becoming.
Alanah Jarvis is an Australian artist whose oil paintings are collected across the world. Her works capture the essence of water in an abstract manner. To the artist, water is an essential element to life; it heals, hydrates, and hypnotises us through large oceans, turquoise tropical bodies, and bright colours on its coral reefs. It supports us while we swim, and the rain clears the air we breathe. As a washed-up Scuba Instructor, Alanah is very familiar with the water. She understands the impact of water and the effect of its tranquillity on our senses and moods. Through her work, she aims to reflect the serenity and sense of calmness of water.
Dominic Virtosu was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1983. He completed his formal art education in 2006 and a Master's in 2013 at the Bucharest National University of Arts. There, he also attended a semester as an Erasmus exchange student at the prestigious Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, where he was guided by the style and colour of his professor, Annette Schroter. His German education proved a founding element for his work ethic and discipline. This led him to continuously develop his artistic practice, even through ten years of employment within the tourism and audio-visual industry of Romania.
Dominic's artworks created between 2009-2013 are a strong testimony of his effort to question his environment and society's consumerist tendencies in a broader sense. After 2013, his focus shifted towards integrating the paradox of image representation versus pure painting – an essential pathway for the Romanian artist's development. His style merged his two directions into an organic vivid mix in which colour and subject matter are unified and produce an exceptionally powerful image. Each work thus becomes its own unique path and requires its own technical solutions.
Doménico CV Talarico was born in Giessen, Germany, and he considers himself to be an autodidact and bon vivant living in Berlin. His works have been presented in numerous exhibitions within Europe, and they are part of various private collections around the world. To Doménico, his works serve as a mirror into his own world of thought, opening up a possibility to sensitise himself to beauty and have the courage to take his own destiny into his own hands. His sense of beauty is derived from the almost forgotten aesthetics of Art Deco. To achieve this, he creates an image cosmos full of opulent characters that move outside the norm, which are based on references to old photographs. He then builds a bridge between the past and the future for a reimagined present that incorporates all that he finds beautiful.
"Aesthetics and pragmatism are in constant tension with each other. Something that exists for aesthetic reasons is often not given the same respect in society as something that exists for practical or conceptual reasons. It appears that no overlap exists or is even allowed between these fundamentally different ways of thinking." - Doménico CV Talarico
Born in Santiago, Chile, Macarena Salinas Amaral studied Art at the Catholic University of Chile with a major in Painting. She had the privilege of having as teachers National Awards such as José Balmes, Eduardo Vilches, and Gracia Barrios, as well as distinguished artists such as Gonzalo Cienfuegos. She then participated for a year in the studio of the artist Eugenio Dittborn. As an artist, she is interested in the magic and mystery of the connections that exist in nature, and she aims to express nature's vital force, its cycles, and its beauty in her works.
German artist Angela Dierks lives and works in London. She graduated from King's College London with a BA in German and followed this with a Master's in European Literature at the St Cross College, University of Oxford, in 1992. She then obtained a counselling degree and completed an MA in Integrative Counselling as well as further courses in the field of psychotherapy and counselling. Much of her works are influenced by her background and training in psychotherapy, and her abstract paintings are concerned with memories and dreams peeling away at them layer by layer. The other constant focus of inspiration for Angela is the natural world, which she returns to at regular intervals in her works.
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