Featured Artist | Arne Søvik Larsen

I am an autodidact photographer/artist from Norway. Born in 1961.

Work, lives in Os, Norway and Karby, Denmark.

All my works are in the square format.

I can find a motif in almost anything. I see myself more as an artist than a photographer.

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Arne Søvik Larsen | Os, Norway
@arnesoviklarsen

I am an autodidact photographer/artist from Norway. Born in 1961.

Work, lives in Os, Norway and Karby, Denmark.

All my works are in the square format.

I can find a motif in almost anything. I see myself more as an artist than a photographer. The artwork always starts with an ordinary photography/portrait. I find interest in achitecture, furnitures, cars and other design. I am an eager reader of all sorts of magazines regarding these things. One of my absolute favourite photographers is my fellow countryman Knut Bry. He has been a big inspiration for me. From around 1985 I was competing in various competitions around the world, and I won a lot of prizes and awards. The A.F.I.A.P. award from FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’art Photographique) I received in 1990.

After the digital revolution around 2000, I lost interest for several years, but now it’s back for full. I take a lot of pictures every day. I use my iPhone X.

I am on Instagram: #arnesoviklarsen

Bring me a doctor, I have some holes in my head | Photo | 90cm x 90cm
Bring me a doctor, I have some holes in my head | Photo | 90cm x 90cm
The Halhjem Girls Clockwise Ballet Ensemble | Photo | 90cm x 90cm
The Halhjem Girls Clockwise Ballet Ensemble | Photo | 90cm x 90cm
Number 45 and his stunning slovenian wife | Photo | 90cm x 90cm
Number 45 and his stunning slovenian wife | Photo | 90cm x 90cm
Cover your eyes so you can see what I can see | Photo | 90cm x 90cm
Cover your eyes so you can see what I can see | Photo | 90cm x 90cm

FROM | Outsider Art Magazine | Issue Four … Is Here!!!

Artists in Issue Four (in no particular order)

Congrats to all the Artists who made it into issue four and thank you to everyone who submitted art for consideration. We had a name change, but we still have the same great art.

Check back in about a week or so for a new call for art.

And a big thank you to our cover Artist:

Anthony Collins | Bennington, VT
anthonycollinsvt.com
@anthony_collins_art

 


Amy Brereton

Alex Bennett

Michael Hemphill

Kathy Crabbe

Anthony Collins

MRSN.

Ridgely Johnson

Katherine Ramirez

Pedro Troncoso

Bill Skrips

Hannah Bouchard

Aasin A. Thomas

J.V. Foerster

Meira Goodfriend

Clinton Marstall

Thomas Riesner

Robert Gorchov

Daniel Marin

Jennifer Levine

Jennifer Anne Moses

Greg Szostakiwskyj

Veronique Ivanović

Alena Molozanov

Mj Tom of LosOtros

Featured Artist | Magdalena Wozniak Melissourgaki

Mandalena combines the classical with modernity, as she takes a timeless subject or topic and presents a modern rendition of it. She redefines and recreates a traditional idea, by imparting expression through brush strokes. She loves doing portraits and pays special attention to get a true likeness of the eyes as she firmly believes that our “eyes are the windows to our souls”. Her opinion is that the skillful use of the art isn’t only the attempt of reflection the reality but first of all, the most accurate devise of emotion.

Featured Artist

Magdalena Wozniak Melissourgaki | Heraclion Crete, Greece
@magdalenawozniakmelissourgaki

Mandalena Wozniak Melissourgaki was born in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland but now she lives and works in Crete, Greece. From an early age, it was obvious that her biggest love is painting and she started participate to a lot of art competitions. She studied Fine Art at the Warsaw School of Art and then went on to get another degree in Multimedia Graphics. Trained in graphics art, she does illustrations, book covers, art installation and animation. A self-motivated and passionate artist, she paints in a variety of mediums- oils, pastels, charcoals, and works on various creative projects.

Mandalena combines the classical with modernity, as she takes a timeless subject or topic and presents a modern rendition of it. She redefines and recreates a traditional idea, by imparting expression through brush strokes. She loves doing portraits and pays special attention to get a true likeness of the eyes as she firmly believes that our “eyes are the windows to our souls”. Her opinion is that the skillful use of the art isn’t only the attempt of reflection the reality but first of all, the most accurate devise of emotion.

From the true and deep love to the art she teaches the sensibility of emotion and beauty to the new generation. Mandalena is an honorary member of Children’s Biennale and jury at Children’s Art Gallery in Greece. She believes that the art influences imagination and calmness and except that is the most universal language in the world.

Also, over the years she has been cooperated with the Archaeological Museum, located on Crete and until now she is making official and certificated copies of the most important artefacts and images from the Minoan Civilization collection.

Mandalena is a Jury committee president at the Aegean Arts International Festival on Crete and Honorary member of Biennale in Greece . In 2019, she participated to “The Folklore Museum” in Episkopi, in Palaiochora at Chania, to “Art Gallery Rome” in Rome, to in Zurich and to “ArtExpoProject” in Venice. Mandalena had a solo exhibition in the El Greco Museum. Furthermore, her work was published at the “The new Art Book 2019” from the Art Freaks Global.

In her last exhibition she presented an artwork collection which have shown the connection, but also the difference between the traditional and modern art. The goal of this collection was to pay attention on emotions which are the trait of modern art. Paintings were in couples, one was realistic and the other one was a description of feelings. Main part of the exhibition was dedicated to the metaphor of windows and the light pouring into the dark room. In her work she used different type of technique which influenced for different form of perception the same window. It was a theme which specially encouraged the reflection and made you think about the future.

This exhibition was the key to the imagination and was inviting the visitors to an amazing trip on their reflection.

Mandalena is an artist with a lot of great success and the last years her work was presented in few newspapers. Her works are in the collections of many private and corporate collectors from such countries as USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Turkey etc. -12/2019 Publication in the SPOTLIGHT XVI Contemporary Art Magazine-Circle Foundation magazine

– 2-8/12/19 Miami ARTEXPO-PROJECT SEMIFINALIST Exhibition

-2019Publication in a book of my artworks ART BOOK /ART FREAKSGLOBAL

-15-08/19-08/2019 ARTEXPO EXHIBITION ZURICH -2 -18 -06 /2019 SOLO EXHIBITION IN MUSEUM EL GRECO

4-12/07/2019AEGEAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

-29-06-04-07/2019 International exhibition in Rome ,ART GALLERY ROME

-11-18-05/2019 exhibition Παλαιόχωρα

 I'm still waiting for you... | Acrylic on canvas palletkniffe | 50x70 cm

I’m still waiting for you… | Acrylic on canvas palletkniffe | 50×70 cm
 Memories... | Acrylic on canvas palletknife | 50x70 cm

Memories… | Acrylic on canvas palletknife | 50×70 cm
 The girl in the light of the moon | Acrylic on canvas pallet knife | 60x70 cm

The girl in the light of the moon | Acrylic on canvas pallet knife | 60×70 cm
 Girl with red hair in the light of the moon | Acrylic on canvas palletknife | 60x70 cm

Girl with red hair in the light of the moon | Acrylic on canvas palletknife | 60×70 cm

 

Featured Artist | Royce Brown

My own work is deeply steeped in the European classical tradition, drawing much more inspiration in terms of form, lighting, composition, and atmosphere from the Renaissance and Baroque era than it draws from any contemporary art movement. It is completely figurative, with no abstraction, though with human figures that are slightly caricatured. My individual voice as an artist is opting for a more “conservative backlash” against the contemporary art scene and separates itself from the more sleek, stylized, graphic design look of contemporary artists. The figures lack the mass amounts of chiseled detail that are hallmarks of European Renaissance painting and sculpture, but instead exist as smooth, rubbery figures sitting in a Baroque inspired environment.

Featured Artist

Royce Brown | Los Angeles, CA
theartmonk.com
@roycesebastianbrown

My own work is deeply steeped in the European classical tradition, drawing much more inspiration in terms of form, lighting, composition, and atmosphere from the Renaissance and Baroque era than it draws from any contemporary art movement. It is completely figurative, with no abstraction, though with human figures that are slightly caricatured. My individual voice as an artist is opting for a more “conservative backlash” against the contemporary art scene and separates itself from the more sleek, stylized, graphic design look of contemporary artists. The figures lack the mass amounts of chiseled detail that are hallmarks of European Renaissance painting and sculpture, but instead exist as smooth, rubbery figures sitting in a Baroque inspired environment.

 "Time of Day (Girl in a Plaid Shirt)" | Oil on Canvas | 30x24 inches

“Time of Day (Girl in a Plaid Shirt)” | Oil on Canvas | 30×24 inches
 "A Seated Couple" | Acrylic on Canvas | 18x24 inches

“A Seated Couple” | Acrylic on Canvas | 18×24 inches
 "Woman on a Staircase" | "Oil on Canvas" | 30x24 inches

“Woman on a Staircase” | Oil on Canvas | 30×24 inches
 "Man in a Striped Shirt" | Acrylic and Oil on Canvas | 20x16 inches

“Man in a Striped Shirt” | Acrylic and Oil on Canvas | 20×16 inches

 

Featured Artist – Don Mirakl

Featured Artist – Don Mirakl

Featured Artist

Don Mirakl – Bzenec, Czech Republic

 Gustav Klimt Medium Acrylic and Tempera on Canvas Size 42 x 32,18 cm

Gustav Klimt
Acrylic and Tempera on Canvas
42 x 32,18 cm
 Paul Gauguin Medium Acrylic on Paper Size 59,4 x 42 cm

Paul Gauguin
Acrylic on Paper
59,4 x 42 cm
 Franz Liszt Medium Acrylic on Wood Size 48 x 39 cm

Franz Liszt
Acrylic on Wood
48 x 39 cm
 Jean-Michel Basquiat Medium Digital Art/Drawings & Paintings on Canvas Size 42 x 29,73 cm

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Digital Art/Drawings & Paintings on Canvas
42 x 29,73 cm

Featured Artist – Jim Kopp

Self taught artist who has been painting for 20 years. Most paintings consist of found objects on wood assemblages. The materials that I use are found pieces that I discover through the city where I live. I have shown in art museums and galleries throughout my career and have artwork scattered throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.

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Jim Kopp – Casper, WY
Instagram

Self taught artist who has been painting for 20 years. Most paintings consist of found objects on wood assemblages. The materials that I use are found pieces that I discover through the city where I live. I have shown in art museums and galleries throughout my career and have artwork scattered throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.

 New Day Rising (Woman with Dog) Medium House paint on wood assemblage. Size 24 x 48 inches

New Day Rising (Woman with Dog)
House paint on wood assemblage
24 x 48 inches
 One Flower Medium House paint and collage on cabinet door. Size 18 x 22 inches

One Flower
House paint and collage on cabinet door
18 x 22 inches
 Three Figures with Wings Medium Housepaint on wood assemblage Size 22.5 x 24 inches

Three Figures with Wings
House paint on wood assemblage
22.5 x 24 inches
 The Funambulist. Medium House paint and collage on cabinet door. Size 18 x 22 inches

The Funambulist
House paint and collage on cabinet door
18 x 22 inches

Featured Artist – Joyce Thornburg

RAW AND INTUITIVE
I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!

My images are raw and intuitive. Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.

Faces predominate my work, many in frontal gazes that meets the viewer head -on; faces as maps that reveal places we’ve been…or may be going.

In the words of Zorba the Greek—

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Featured Artist

Joyce Thornburg – Asheville, NC
Instagram

RAW AND INTUITIVE
I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!

My images are raw and intuitive. Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.

Faces predominate my work, many in frontal gazes that meets the viewer head -on; faces as maps that reveal places we’ve been…or may be going.

In the words of Zorba the Greek—

I embrace everything…the full catastrophe, speaking to the human condition of joy and triumph, suffering and celebration.

ARTIST BIO
Working studio/gallery at Wedge Studios in The River Arts district Asheville, N.C. 2009-current

Member of the Circle Foundation for the Arts, London.

EXHIBITION HISTORY:
American Folk Art Gallery/ Asheville 2007-2009

Atelier Gallery /Asheville 2007-2010

Attic Gallery /Vicksburg, MS 2012 to current

Beverly Kaye online gallery/ 2015

Cherry Bounce/American Politics / William King Museum Abingdon, VA., September 2016-January 2017

Saatchi Art / Urban Edge, New Street Art collection 2016

MUSEUM AFFILIATIONS/COLLECTIONS:
Victor Keane collection at the Bethany Mission Gallery/ Philadelphia, PA.

Title Dance of Impermanence Medium Mixed Media on panel Size 36" x 48"

Dance of Impermanence
Mixed Media on panel
36″ x 48″
Title Sad Clown Medium Acrylic on Strand Board Size 18" x 24"

Sad Clown
Acrylic on Strand Board
18″ x 24″
Title Homage Medium Acrylic on Canvas Size 30" x 31"

Homage
Acrylic on Canvas
30″ x 31″
Title Jolly Good Fella Medium Mixed Media on Panel Size 12" x 12

Jolly Good Fella
Mixed Media on Panel
12″ x 12