Laurence de Valmy
Laurence de Valmy is a French born, New York based emerging artist. She has followed art classes both in France and the USA and her work has been featured by different publications (Poets and Artists, Ask Artists, Creative Room 4 talk, Saatchi art...).
The purpose of her work is to share positive snapshots by means of vivid and bright paintings rendered realistically.
Her POST series revisits art history through imagined painted Instagrams combining an original painting and social media conversation between artists. She shares the stories behind the artworks, highlight the connections between the artists and invites us to enjoy iconic artworks with new interest.
Lucien Murat lives and works in Paris. He is graduated from Central Saint Martins.
His practise, through mixed mediums and particularly tapestries, focus on the concept of chaos and his representation in the collective unconscious from which he extirpates a contemporary mythology. His work, constantly flirting between grotesque and absurd, questions the fears ans the flaws of our society.
He won in 2015 the Arte Beaux Art Magazine Prize.
Self described as an impulsive painter, Fabricio Suarez (b.1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay) doesn't plan the paintings but rather lets the paintings guide him.
Through intricate brushwork, the new paintings draw from cultural and personal memories. By completely covering the surface and manipulating the paint with
smudges and scrapes, shapes and textures reveal themselves. He then focuses on light and shadows that result in a curious and introspective narrative of mystery and spirituality.
With a focus on South America’s history of violence and religion and community, the work is a mix of modern abstract expressionism and flemish old masters.
Gabriella Kave was born in Israel but for the last 20 years moved a lot and resided in several places. Madison Wisconsin, Nanuet NY, Central Valley NY, Platt city Missouri, Mount Prospect Illinois and for the last four years she lived in Stockholm Sweden before returning to the USA to settle down in Miami Florida.
Her art, using the variety of techniques and mediums, reflects her biography in many ways, dealing with the subject of “Home, a sense of belonging, Roots – desired or rejected?”.
This is the theme of her artwork as one of the ESKFF residency group of 2017.
Gabriella exhibited her work in solo shows and in group shows in Israel, Wisconsin and in New York.
Nikolina Kovalenko received her MFA from Moscow Surikov Art Institute and studied at Universität der Künste Berlin. She holds a Gold Medal from the Russian Art Academy. The artist currently lives and works in New York City.
Nikolina's work is about our fragile connection with nature. Through her dreamy rainforest inspired paintings the artist strives to increase the world’s awareness and expose the consequences our everyday actions have on the
environment. Her paintings are elusive, something we can’t quite grasp or define. They reveal the ephemeral nature of our memory, available to us momentarily, only to recede into the darkness of our subconscious a moment later.
Her exhibition history includes solo shows at Gitana Rosa Gallery and Dacia Gallery. The group shows include Townsend Modern/Contemporary, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, Mayson Gallery, Select Art Fair and Museum of
Russian Art(NJ). In 2014 she attended LMCC "Artist Summer Institute". Nikolina is a resident artist at ESKFF, MANA Contemporary in spring 2017.
Nikolina’s artwork has been reviewed in art blogs, newspapers and magazines. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections worldwide.
Janice Sloane is a mixed media artist who lives and works in New York City. Her work deals with the body, it’s impermanence, plastic surgery, ritual objects and the process of healing. Janice has exhibited at Honey Ramka, SRO Gallery, Radiator Gallery, SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW, The Parlour Bushwick, The Last Brucennial, The Nightclub, Miami, Newman Popiashvilli Gallery, Galeria La Refaccionaria, Mexico DF, X Teresa Actual, Mexico DF, El Centro de La Imagen, Mexico DF, White Box , Neue Galerie Graz, ZKM Center for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Tel Aviv Artist Studio Gallery, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil Mexico DF, Museo Universitario del Chopo Mexico DF, Brooklyn Museum among other spaces in USA, Europe and Mexico. Her work has been in selected publications such as Hyperallergic, White Hot Magazine, Gothamist, Sensitive Skin Magazine, Beautiful Decay, Mileno Supplemento Cultural, Mexico DF, The Herald, Mexico DF, Art New England, NY Times, Ethik & Unterrich, El Periodico del Arte, Harpers Bazaar, Mexico and Uno Mas Uno, Mexico. She has been an artist in residence at the Eileen Kaminsky Foundation Residency Program, Salem2Salem Residency and the Schloss Salem in Salem, Germany and Salem Art Works in Salem NY.
Frédéric Léglise lives and works in Paris. He teaches since 2007 at the ESAD-GV (artschool in Grenoble, France).. His painting, as a student, was first abstract, but for love letters, he made hundreds of erotic watercolors which are the starting point of his current work. The work of Frédéric Léglise is full of girls. His portraits and nudes, almost all obey the same minimum script. The painter first takes photographs of women he meets in his entourage, and then, he paints portraits from them. Another part of his work consists of self-portraits, made from his shadow. The occasional use of gold leaf was worth it to participate the exhibition “GOLD” at Belevedere Museum in Vienna in 2012. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad in institutions and galleries as well as in artfairs like FIAC and ART BASEL (Galerie 1900-2000). His work is present in many public collections (Frissiras Museum, Athens, MMSU, Rijeka, La Maison Rouge, Paris.His painting was used for the cover of Beaux Arts Magazine about figurative painting in February 2016
Julia Krupenia (Winter) - NL/RU
Born 1965 in Moscow, Russia.
Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I lived about twelve years in Workuta (North Pole). This period inspired me to take on the artist name of Julia Winter. Moving to Moscow and later my emigration to The Netherlands all have been feeding a consciousness of distraction, changing identities and growing knowledge about social and political differences.
The juxtaposition of different worlds is a recurrent theme in my works. I use opposites like male female, past-present or guilt-innocence and transmute them into a poetic or sometimes in a more political reality. In my work I constantly use meaningful layers that are placed over and upon each other.
I enchants, excites, and by mixing seemingly discordant elements, I create new worlds.