Waterfield #7B - 2014

Oil on linen

47.24 x 55.12 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord,

Galleri Ramfjord

 

​Est. Value $5,000

FOR SALE ON

Lili Almog

 

Israeli-born photographer Lili Almog (b. 1961, Tel Aviv) is renowned for her intimate spiritual portraits of women cultural identities around the world. Lili moved to New York in the mid 80’s and began her career as a photojournalist for several international news publications focusing primarily on fashion and portraiture with artistic focus on creating representations of the feminine body and psyche. More recently her work is focusing on environmental portraiture an experimental direction which portray social behavior by engagement with landscape. 

Her work appears in the collections of: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, Israel Museum, Israel, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, The Art Museum, Lexington, KY, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Norton Museum of Art, Florida, Victoria and Albert Museum,England, Museédela Photographie, Belgium, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel, Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark The New York, Academy of Art, New York, CDW Collection, The Samuel Dorksy Museum, New York, Godwin‐Ternbach Museum, Queens, New York, Teutloff Photo and Video collection, Bielefeld, Germany, and numerous private collections.
 

Ataraxia - 2014

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 36 inches

 

Courtesy of ESKFF / Artist Resident 

 

​Est. Value $300

Kirti Bansal

 

Kirti Bansal is an Indian artist based in Jersey City. The results of her upbringing have influenced her perception to believe that there are no accomplishments if there are no “mistakes” or “accidents”. She emphasizes process and development of her ideas rather than the product. She empties her mind of conventional methods of drawing and lets her hands and eyes control her. Together, they create harmony, like yin and yang. The work responds to surrounding environments by fracturing them into a convolution of expressive matter. There is a stress on aesthetics with her frugal hit and miss indications of bold color. Kirti’s focus is to frame instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, she creates intense personal moments by means of rules and errors, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. She is currently an aspiring designer pursuing her education of Graphic Design at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.

Fire Fountain - 2014
Conte crayon, gouache watercolor on arches paper
13.5 x 11.5 inches framed

 

Courtesy of: ESKFF / Artist Resident

 

 

Est. Value $650 

Taleen Berberian

 

Born in Pasadena, California to Armenian parents of Middle Eastern descent, traditions of craftsmanship were a birthright. My work is created in homage to a maternal legacy as a motherless daughter. My mother, Anahid, and paternal Grandmother Baydzar, and I shared love of craft. A couture dressmaker in Lebanon, Anahid drew designs, and impeccably created patterns and garments, adhering to traditions of couture dressmaking. Baydzar, a widow Aleppo, Syria, with 5 children, supported them with her craft of making extraordinary crocheted lace as a masterful artisan. These women’s’ influence through their love of their respective crafts’ is an eternal source of inspiration. Narrative elements of form and content throughout my artistic oeuvre expose these and other issues of maternity with irony with whimsy, also referencing fashion and surrealism of the mid 20th century.

Along The Nile - 1994

Archival inkjet photograph

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

 

Courtesy of: the artist

 

Est. Value $3,200 

Beth Bischoff


Beth Bischoff is a New York photographer. Her images are inspired by the sprit and energy of the location capturing the essence of all those who have passed through.

String Theory - 2008
Mixed media on wood and canvas

39.5 x 36 x 5 inches

 

Courtesy of: the artist

 

Est. Value: $3,400 

Elise Black
 

Elise Blacks varied body of work is a marriage of creative paths the artist has taken as a painter, sculptor and designer. It is the culmination of a life-long creative journey of exploration and expression, and illustrates a fascination with process and materials: some functional, some mundane some decorative, as well as the by products of current and defunct industries. Unconventional materials and found objects are considered for the unexplored possibilities they possess and the random juxtaposition that re-contextualizes those objects when elevated to “art”.  Her work is included in many private, corporate and civic collections.

 

www.eliseblack.com

Papa - 2014

Acrylic on canvas

30 x 40 inches

 

Courtesy of ESKFF / Artist Resident 

 

​Est. Value $500

Daniela Coca
 

 

La Flor - 2014

Oil, gouache, and pigment powder on wood panel

40 x 40 inches

 

Courtesy of ESKFF / Artist Resident 

 

​Est. Value $3,000

Cecilia Collantes

 

Cecilia Collantes is a Peruvian visual and performance artist. Through her work, she discusses and emphasizes selected signs and symbols from social media and

fashion, that pertain to the subject of social change and self presentation, appropriating and representing contemporary social visual codes that influence the individual, its behavior, thoughts and identity.
Her performance work often refers to ceremonial practices linked to memories of her home country in Perú, Archaeology and ambivalence, assumption and reinterpretation of evidences of the past for the reconstruction history.
She received her education in fine arts and performance at the University of the Arts in Berlin and Universidad Católica in Lima. She was also formerly trained as a contemporary dancer. She has exhibited work in Berlin, Jakarta, Lima and Bangkok. 

Night Out - 2014
Oil on canvas
47 x 47 inches

 

Courtesy of: Elisabeth Ramfjord, Galleri Ramfjord

 

Est. Value: $4,945 

Niels Corfitzen
 

 (1980) There is no doubt that Niels Corfitzens' paintings are the results of daily observations of life and the events that follow. In this process it is not unusual that there is a filtration taking place – that creates the artist’s identity in the universe that represents the diversity of visual arts. His paintings balances between an ambitious classical idiom and mantras from a modern culture, which thematizes the contemporary and civilized man's life and problems, often set in the prospect of a decaying world. With its unnatural environments and colorful galleries of personalities, the artist creates a state of mind and an underlying concern in relation to our traditional conception of the classic oil painting.

On the surface the paintings appear as small stills or scenes from a self-obsessed and ruined youth, who fight for the audience attention. A game with light and contrasts creates a concentrated presence and draw references back to the great masters such as Edward Hopper, PS Krøyer and Herman Vedel. The paintings are created in many layers that allow the artist to have a dialogue with the work as it unfolds, which causes the process to appear naked to the observer. This method seems to create a pixellated and technological expression.

Niels Corfitzen grew up in Sweden surrounded by the country’s splendid nature. He has also lived several years in England, but today he has his base in Copenhagen Denmark. This clash of nature and culture is often depicted in his works.

Niels has received schooling in arts throughout his youth, as the artist trade runs in the family line, but apart from that he is an autodidact artist. His works has been exhibited in museums throughout Scandinavia and is represented by several galleries in northern Europe.

 

He has also received much recognition for the many commissioned portraits he has on his CV, including the award-winning portrait of the deceased politician Svend Auken from 2009, which was used as cover for his autobiography.

Farbschädel - 2013
Mixed media on wood
24 x 24 inches

 

Courtesy of: Galerie Andreas Binder

 

Est. Value: $5,000 

Jan Davidoff
 

Jan Davidoff was born 1976, in Norden and reached his diploma in painting with Prof. Günther Förg at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München in 2009. He lives and works in Munich.

Jan Davidoff’s works are to be positioned on a level between concreteness and abstraction, on which real life scenes are confronted with a deeper meaning. His paintings are inspired by Davidoff’s own experiences in the tourist strongholds all over the world. But at the same time the indifferent background detaches the masses from their object relations and implements a second level of meaning.

Iznik, Floral Sprays - 2012

Oil on canvas

24 x 24 inches


Courtesy of: Mike Weiss Gallery 

Est. Value: $7,500 

Jan De Vliegher
 

Jan De Vliegher’s paintings reference the artist’s obsessive hunt for otherwise overlooked porcelain objects and his fascination with the painting experience. Like a cultural anthropologist, De Vliegher meticulously documents his varied sources of inspiration in their traditional museum context. The lush colors, dramatic brushstrokes and overpowering scale of his work, however, starkly diverge from the otherwise controlled subject matter. The subsequent rush-infused paintings transcend their representational qualities and assume the commanding presence of contemporary abstractions. 

Garden of Narcissus - 2012

Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches

 

Courtesy of: the artist

 

Est. Value $16,000 

Marylyn Dintenfass
 

Marylyn Dintenfass was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York and spent most of her early years in Brooklyn and then Long Island. She attended Queens College, and graduated in 1965 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts.

Dintenfass explored new media and developed her own reaction to abstract expressionism with color, line, and gesture. Dintenfass acquired an appreciation for a broad range of materials that led to major sculpture installations composed of ceramic materials, steel, lead, wood, wax and a variety of pigments and epoxies. Dintenfass often works with oil paint on wooden panels fragmented into parts of a grid. The artist's abstract imagery usually appears in her work as various forms of stripes or circles arranged across translucent layers of alternating matte and high gloss textures. Dintenfass' themes explore the dualities of everyday pleasures; depending on the focus of a series, her symbols might conjure characters, candies, car wheels, or paint itself. 

Couple (AJCR1) - 2014

Oil on canvas

24 x 24 inches

 

Courtesy of ESKFF / Artist Resident

 

​Est. Value $3,600

Michelle Doll

 

Michelle Doll’s paintings capture quiet, intimate moments hinged on

personal connections between her subjects, as well as their interactions with the world around them. Doll’s recent works are imbued with femininity and

introspection, and explore the themes of love, desire and connection. She earned her BFA from Kent State University and MFA from New York Academy of Art where she graduated Cum Laude on both. Her work has been exhibited and featured worldwide at galleries from New York to St. Barth’s to San Francisco to Basel and London. She currently lives and works in Hoboken, NJ.

Flesh on flesh... fabric on flesh... our body’s connection with nature... our private contact with moments of time and objects of space... these are the tactile experiences of my artwork. Centered on the human figure, I attempt to portray the unspoken, soundless and intimate nature of a soul’s connection to the material world. I am interested in moments of interconnection that contain meaning beyond the setting, and explore the intimate energy that either exists, or is immensely desired, if it does not exist.

The power of love and desire for connection can be found in a simple touch, a fragile unity, or a fleeting moment. Hidden portions of contact hold meaning... the creases, crevices, overlaps, and folds. My intent is to find inspiration and appreciation in seemingly banal, quiet moments and render them monumental.

Through my paintings, I wish to preserve and record the interconnections in my own life, and my personal touch on the world around me. I create the work as meditations for others, who have experienced and desired intimacy in subtle ways, and like me, possibly searched for a further understanding of unity, beauty and love. 

The Wind - 2014

Mixed media on paper

22 x 22 inches

 

Courtesy of ESKFF / Artist Resident

 

​Est. Value $4,000

Uri Dotan
 

Uri Dotan, a multimedia artist, received his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He lives and works in Tel Aviv and New York. Uri Dotan explores and works with many different media of art, such as photography, digital prints, paintings, and videos (2D and 3D). 

His solo exhibitions include: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan, Permanent Video Sculpture Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Shay Arye Gallery, Tel-Aviv,  

Paul Rodgers/9W Gallery New York. Group shows: Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, Tel-Aviv,The Museum of The Future. Linz, Austria.

 

Uri Dotan’s work explores themes such as human identity, public and private spaces, and both natural and Urban landscapes.

 

The Couch - 2013
Oil on canvas
20 x 28 inches

 

Courtesy of: Eric Mavko

 

Est. Value $615 

Christina Duarte
 

Christina Duarte was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts; art brought her to New York.  She studied Studio Art at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a traditional, observational manner and sought to continue the same type of practice which brought her to the New York Academy of Art.  Not only did Duarte learn about a whole new setting by moving to New York but she experienced a crash course in art-construction, networking and developing meaningful relationships with other people that share the same passions.  

http://www.christinaduarte.com/

Botany Bouquet - 2014
Photocopy transfer on fine art paper
42 x 29 inches

 

Courtesy of: Elisabeth Ramfjord, Galleri Ramfjord

 

Est. Value: $1,380 

Rune Egenes
 

Born and raised in Norway, Rune Egenes earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Photography at the Film and TV Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague. His work has been exhibited internationally – winding its way throughout Europe, to South Korea. Rune Egenes’ photographic work, distinctive yet uneasily defined, is a compilation of images ranging from surreal to startling. He photographs constantly and indiscriminately, allowing himself to build bodies of work not from classically beautiful and elegant subjects, but rather those so unassuming, or even unseemly, that we often overlook them as we pass by in daily life. 

NYC/LA - 2014
Collage on canvas

36 x 52.25 inches

 

Courtesy of: Elisabeth Ramfjord, Galleri Ramfjord

 

Est. Value: $3,450  

Betty Cristine Fog
 

Betty Christine Fog attended Kolding School of Design in 1973. For many years, she worked independently within fashion and design, with projects for several firms in her native Denmark, and abroad. Fog has been employed as Chief Designer for Hjertegarn, and has worked as Stylist both in Denmark and internationally. For ten years, she worked for the acclaimed weekly fashion magazine Femina. Photography and Photo Art is a passion. This medium contains a universe of possibilities, where she can express herself artistically. She carries a camera almost everywhere she goes. Betty Christine shoots to capture everything she finds interesting. She leaves the editing to later, using the digital tools on her MAC. Betty Christine’s way of working can best be expressed by quoting Palle Kjærulf Schmidt:


“I’m not a photographer – I stage pictures”

Blue - 2013
Acrylic on canvas

20 x 20 inches

 

Courtesy of: Elisabeth Ramfjord, Galleri Ramfjord

 

Est. Value: $2,070 

Erik Formoe

 

Educated at the SHKS and The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Formoe has been shown at numerous exhibitions and graphical biennales around Europe. He has also exhibited in Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Libanon and the USA.


“My paintings are about people. People with a story. It’s about the individual, and the universe we as individuals create for ourselves. It could be anyone – those we encounter in everyday life or those who pass us by anonymously. The people in my paintings are silent storytellers. Insular melancholiacs, apparently. They all carry glimmers of happiness, scratches of pain. They know something. My paintings linger on this theme.

Drawing - 2011
Oil on paper

30 x 44 inches


Courtesy of: the artist

 

Est. Value $4,000 

Michael Gitlin

 

Michael Gitlin, Israeli American artist, was born in South Africa and grew up in Israel. He received his BA in English and Art History from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and simultaneously studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (BFA). He received an MFA from Pratt Institute in 1972.

Gitlin has been living and working in New York since 1970.

Gitlin's work can be characterized as abstract and reductive. He began working three-dimensionally, first with paper and later with wood, using paper as a medium rather than a support. His sculptures are mostly wall pieces, which depend on architecture for their physical and contextual support.

Gitlin's one-person museum shows have included: the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (1977); the ICC Antwerp (1980); Exit Art, New York (1985); Kunstraum Munchen (1986); Bonn Kunstverein (1988); Kunsthalle Mannheim (1989); Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery (1989); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (1991). His works are in major collections such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Gugghenheim Museum in New York, the Hirshhorn in Washington DC, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne and the Lenbachhaus in Munich, among others. Gitlin participated in Documenta 6 in Kassel, Germany.

Gil Goren

 

Gil Goren Born, work and live in israel.

Studied visual arts & Grafic Design in wizo college of design. Advertiser, graphic designer, and copy writer. Goren has managed and continues to manage hundreds of ad campaigns for leading brands. He is currently a senior creative director at yehoshua/tbwa Israel. One of the big-4 advertising agencies in israel. He has won prizes in Israel and in major cosmopolitan capitals around the world. In the last decade I'm working on my art. First solo exhibition was in march 2014.. represented by tribes gallery in israel.

In 2009, the advertising messages, the typography, the colors, the layout, the richness of information, and the unstoppable movement of New York city.

All these aspects came together to create a process of creativity that resulted in my art

i put all the love that i have to the pop art movement in my art work and make it happy joyful art i take visuals that nobody look at while in the street, and make a beauty pieces that everybody want to look at I'm a kind of visual icon hunter that arrange the urbanic view and landscape in new order. 

All of the photos that i use in my art are taken by me in New York city and they are the basic materials of the artworks. The photos are printed directly on small pieces of wood in the shapes of squares and rectangles. These individual pieces are modern icons that are than glued in a collage form onto a large slab of wood. Each piece has his own unique concept and message. The artwork is all made by hand.

 

 

Change Required - 2014

Mixed media on wooden blocks

39 x 39 inches

 

Courtesy of: the artist

 

Est. Value $4,500 

You Never Outgrow - 2014

Mixed media on wooden blocks

28 x 28 inches

 

Courtesy of: the artist

 

Est. Value $5,400 

The Herd - 2012

Oil on canvas

46 x 60 inches

 

Courtesy of ESKFF / Artist Resident

 

​Est. Value $6,000

Angela Gram
 

Angela Gram is a painter, writer, and educator living and working in New Jersey. She received a MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.  Angela has been accepted as an artist in residence by the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny France and by the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at Mana Contemporary in NJ.  Her work has been shown at Forbes Gallery, Mark Miller gallery, Sotheby’s, Sloan Fine Art, Art Southhampton, the University of Miami, and other venues throughout the east coast.  Her work exists in many private collections and has recently been published by Skira Rizzoli in “The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture” a book showcasing figurative art by established and emerging artists. Angela is also co-founder of the blog Quantumartreview.com, a source for criticism, essays, and interviews spanning the kindred disciplines of contemporary art and science.

 

Leftovers 17 - 2014
Acrylic on canvas

31.5 x 31.5 inches


Courtesy of: Elisabeth Ramfjord, Galleri Ramfjord

 

Est. Value $6,000 

Morten Gran

 

Motorized vehicles, like cars, choppers, airplanes etc, are central objects in Morten Gram’s work. He spends a lot of time the car- and chopper environments when working. He has participated several times in the Norwegian National Autumn Exhibition and The Østland Exhibition, as well as in a number of Art Centers and private galleries. He’s the recipient of numerous scholarships. In his latest series of works, he examines cars and choppers in the garages where they are constructed.


Art critic Tommy Olsson wrote the following about the exhibition “Highlights/Leftovers” at Gallery Ramfjord in 2012:
“It seems to be the time of year when the different waves appear. Morten Gran is still one of Norwegian contemporary painting’s well-kept secrets. With lavish paintings, that crush the fragments of Pop Art down to postmodern particles – a frontal collision between archetypes and art clichés”

In the Studio - N/A
Oil on canvas

20 x 28 inches


Courtesy of: Erez Zamach & Ran Levady

 

Est. Value $1,800 

Michal Hacham

 

 

 

Catherine Haggarty
 

Catherine Haggarty, b. 1984 received her M.F.A from Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University in 2011. She has shown at Opera Gallery, The Bowery Gallery,

White Box, & A.I.R Gallery in New York City as well as Bridget Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia. Catherine is currently the recipient of the ESKFF Working Artist Grant and is an Artist in Residence at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City.


Catherine lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.

 

For Eva - 2014

Oil and rope on panel

22 x 24 inches

 

Courtesy of ESKFF / Artist Resident 

 

​Est. Value $2,500

Hopi - 2014
Oil on canvas

24 x 20 inches


Courtesy of: the artist and Jack Geary Contemporary, New York

 

Est. Value $5,000 

Richard Jacobs

 

Richard Jacobs received a BA from the Cooper Union in 1984, and a MFA from Yale University in 1987. He was nominated by Yale for a Henry Luce Scholarship, which he was awarded to paint and teach in Bali, Indonesia.  Jacobs showed at the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston during the 1990's and is represented in many private and public collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the DeCordova, and the Rose Art Museum. His show "A Decade of Balinese Influence", was curated by Dore Ashton. In September 2014, Jacobs had a successful solo exibition titled "Soul Delay" at Jack Geary Gallery in NY.

 

"My abstract art explores organic invention, with faith in alchemy and an adventurous concept of time. Elements of the past, present and future separate, blend and interchange until they make sense in a way that the work dictates. Discovering the soul of the painting is the content, with the intent that each piece surprises in new ways every time it is seen, making its individual and evolving nature the reward."

 

More of Richard Jacobs work can be seen on Artsy.net or Instagram @richardjacobs_

 

Another Step - 2014

Oil on linen

47.24 x 55.12 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord,

Galleri Ramfjord

 

​Est. Value $5,000

Karoline Kaaber

 

Since 2000, Karoline has studied under different renowned artists. Her works can be recognized by a strong atmospheric mood, using light to creating a very unique expression. She paints in oil. Karoline has been represented by Gallery Ramfjord since 2013 and had her first solo exhibition there in October.


“To me, it is important to paint with the heart. My paintings start as an idea, but I rarely know the outcome. I let the expression live and grow on the canvas. I use a long time on each piece, often with thick brushstrokes and many layers. In this process, I have to dare to be completely honest, open and vulnerable. I search for the innermost thought. The deepest point in life.” - Karoline Kaaber

Antic Garden - 2013

Oil and tempera on canvas

19.7 x 23.6 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord,

Galleri Ramfjord

 

​Est. Value $2,530

Roar Kjærnstad

 

Roar Kjernstad (1975), educated  at the art Academie in Antwerp Belgium. Latest exhibitions held in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Bodo Kunstforening Norway, solo 2014. 

Art Copenhagen Collective host Gallery Ramfjord. Edinburgh Art fair. 2014.
Selected for Ruth Bogart's self portrait competition  London 2012. 
Selected twice at Brygger Jacbsens portrait competition Denmark. 2007 and 2009.  

Interview in the  Norwegen art magazine "KUNST" (Efekten av tilfeldigheten) Participating in a Norwegian/Swedish Book about Scandinavian Figurative art. 2009. Participating in a new Norwegian  contemporary art book, written by Gunnar Danbolt. a distinguish art historian. 2014.

Portraits of the Female masquerade - 2008

Photography unframed

63 x 43 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord,

Galleri Ramfjord

 

​Est. Value $5,175

Marie Kristiansen

 

Marie Kristiansen is a Photographer and Film Director with a Fine Arts degree from Central St Martins in London. She lives and works in Oslo and Los Angeles. Marie has had three solo exhibitions in Oslo, all focusing on female sexuality and the portrayal of women in popular culture.
The aesthetics of her pictures is inspired by 70s and 80s fashion photography, and rely heavily on drama and surrealism. Marie’s photos have been published in international magazines including Dazed and Confused, Style Mag, I-D, AnOther, ELLE and
STILETTO.

 

Her short films have been widely screened, and in 2011 she directed her first feature film EXTERIORS, shot in Los Angeles.
“It is from pop culture that most people in our society get their entertainment and their information. This is where women and
men are offered their cultures’ dominant definitions of themselves”.

Nibble - 2009

mixed media on ivory paper

27.5 x 39 inches

 

Courtesy of Eileen Kaminsky

 

​Est. Value $3,000

Fay Ku

 

My works on paper are psychological, narrative and figurative. Figures appear isolated against the white of the paper, drawn with delicacy. My characters explore the fluidity of identity—sexual, cultural, personal and political—and the ambiguity in relationships with one another.

Paper suits my temperament. I work quickly, allowing a flow of ideas to move through me. My inspirations come from travel, observation, the radio, films and books—in short, everything. Motifs reoccur in my work, but each time with different associations and references. And, within a single work, the concepts are often layered to yield multiple readings rather than one narrative. I am in interested in the nuances of meaning.

 

Glow - 2013

Spray paint on panel

18 x 18 inches

 

Courtesy of the artist 

 

​Est. Value $1,600

Iris Kufert-Rivo

 

Iris Kufert-Rivo uses spray paint as a response to the urban landscape in which she lives.
Original stencils and manipulated surfaces in multiple layers are

varnished to create a complex language of pattern and design. Iris received an undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from Bard College in Painting. Her works have been exhibited in the tri-state area at such venues as Artists Space, The Morris Museum, The Henry Street Settlement, William Patterson University, Seton Hall Law School, Parlor Gallery, CWOW,

Mack-Cali Corporation among others. She has received a New Jersey Arts Annual Award and Curator’s Choice Award. Her paintings are included in public and private art collections, such as Johnson & Johnson Corporate Art Program. The artist lives and works in Jersey City, NJ. 

 

Who'll Stop the Rain - 2014

Oil on canvas

24 x 35 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord,

Galleri Ramfjord

 

​Est. Value $4,255

Steen Larsen 

 

Steen Larsen (1960) is educated at Dartington College of Arts UK. Coming up in December 2014 he is exhibiting at Haupt in Basel, Switzerland. Lately, he has held solo exhibitions at Gallery NB Viborg, Denmark 2014. Art Centre Sophienholm, Denmark 2012, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Denmark 2012. And in Group exhibitions Galleri Ramfjord 16 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Oslo, Norway 2014. Painting and Its Contexts, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Lithuania 2013. ”Danish Landscapes” Astley Hall Art Gallery, Manchester, England 2006, Halmstad Artmuseum Sveden 2006

 

In the book ROAD from 2012 Steen Larsen says: “When you drive on the Atlantic Ocean Road, that work of human engineers that is the E45, and feel the rhythmical hum of the car as it twists over the islets lining the sea, you have come to the end of the world. Then you are grasped by a sense of awe. This entire infrastructure of bridges along the edge of the great nothing is a miracle created by human hands, joining Norway – and Europe – together. The idea that such an artery winds its way down through Europe, from right up by somewhere north” 

Untitled - 2013

DIgital print on canvas

54 x 54 inches

 

Courtesy of the artist 

 

​Est. Value $10,000

Eugene Lemay

 

Eugene Lemay (American, b. 1960) is best known for his series Strata, Letters, and Navigator of large inkjet prints of rich landscapes, which expose the root of

written language as a metaphor for the human need to communicate. Appearing out of linguistic order, the words are expropriated from their original context and become artistic notes, signs, shapes, and finally abstract images. Lemay, a Michigan native and ninth of 15 children from a French Canadian father and Lebanese Syrian mother, spent his teenage years at the Sarid Kibbutz in Israel and served in the Israeli army. In Lemay’s early works, he abstracts a series of letters to bereaved parents of fallen soldiers with whom he served. The letters were written – but never sent.

Lemay is founder and director of Mana Contemporary, and has built several other businesses in the past 20 years. Lemay was named to Art & Auction magazine's Power 100 list. He has exhibited in solo shows at Mike Weiss Gallery in Chelsea, Total Arts Gallery in Dubai and Galeria De Art in Buenos Aires as well as a group show at Art Affairs Gallery in Amsterdam and others. He sits on the board of the Umm-el Fahem Gallery in Israel, and is represented by Mike Weiss Gallery in Chelsea.

The irony of this impressive career trajectory is that Lemay had no initial interest in art, and certainly no thought of becoming an artist, until 1993, when he visited a Robert Ryman retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 80 paintings on view, produced over nearly 40 years, filled Lemay with wonder. Here was a sustained and seemingly inexhaustible exploration of abstract white-on-white composition. The work, at once giving and reserved, struck a psychological chord; within days, Lemay began his own artistic experiments. But, for this thoughtful ex-soldier, the notes that resonated were not in Ryman’s bright major key but in a dark minor that evoked Lemay’s long-suppressed battlefield traumas. 

 

Untitled - 2000

Mixed media acrylic on canvas

17 x 17 inches framed

 

Courtesy of Yigal Ozeri

 

​Est. Value $3,000

Giles Lyon

 

Giles Lyon was born 1967 in the United States. In 1989 Giles received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from the Rhode Island School of Design. Before, 1987-88, Giles was part of the European Honors Program, in Rome, Italy, and in 1985-86, attended the Rochester Institute of Technology Awards Giles received include the 2009 Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, the 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, the 1991 Artist in Residence, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY, and the 1989-91 Core Fellowship, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX.

 

I remember a view of the lake - 2014

Oil, enamel, collage on paper

20 x 30 inches

 

Courtesy of the artist

 

​Est. Value $600

Eric Mavko

 

Eric Mavko has been living and painting in Brooklyn for the last 10 years.  He graduated cum laude from the New York Academy of Art in 2005, and since then has been making art and occasionally making rent.  He has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the New York area, and recently completed a residency in Leipzig, Germany, that was followed by shows in both Germany and Croatia.  He has recently become a contributor to the ambitious new website QuantumArtReview.  

http://www.ericmavko.com/

 

Dancing - 2009

Photography on paper

29 x 29 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord,

Galleri Ramfjord

 

​Est. Value $2,415

Kathleen McIntyre

 

Kathleen McIntyre is born in California (1962), raised in Gjøvik, Norway, lives and works in Oslo. She is autodidact, and has worked for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. She has attended workshops with several internationally prominent photographers, including Joyce Tenneson, Arno Raphael Minkkinen and Jeff Cowen. The mentor for her first project “Second Shadow” was renowned Norwegian Photographer Morten Krogvold. He comments on her work: “Many photographers are concerned with technique. Kathleen takes photos with her heart. It’s like poetry.”

McIntyre has been represented in Gallery Ramfjord since 2008. She works with analogue, digital, black/white and color photography. Kathleen captures images through an indirect approach, mirroring timeless and dreamlike images, giving the real world a new layer. Her last exhibition called “SurFace” is all color images printed on plexi toemphasize the mirroring.  “What you see, is what I saw” says the photographer, who does not manipulate her photos after they are taken.

Garage - 2013

C-print

24 x 24 inches

 

Courtesy of Galerie Brandt 

 

​Est. Value $1,600

Sander Meisner

 

Sander Meisner is a self-taught photographer born 1979, living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

‘I work with themes and ideas dealing with public space, abstraction, transformation, the passing of time, change, utopia/dystopia, function and transition. In geometric, almost abstract shapes and lines, I photograph the usually overlooked corners of the buildings in our cities. I look for these compositions at night, when the sun is gone and the artificial light of the night creates colors and shapes, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. When I photograph these grim and grey places and expose the photographic film with extremely long exposures, the night turns out to be both very colourful and beautiful. I use the colors, shapes and lines of the night to make semi-abstract images that are influenced by Rothko and Neo-Plasticism at the same time.’

“Wandering through the edges of cities, looking for colourful beauty in the desolate corners of grey, man-made, structures, I photograph the (sleeping) infrastructure of the urban environment.” 

 

Untitled- 2010

Oil on canvas

24 x 24 inches

 

Courtesy of Galerie Andreas Binder 

 

​Est. Value $7,000

Matthias Meyer

 

Matthias Meyer was born in Göttingen, Germany in 1969. He studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Gerhard Richter and was named "student of honor" (Meisterschüler) in Richter’s last master class in 1994. Meyer was also a guest student in 1994 at London’s Chelsea College of Art, and in the same year received the distinguished Max Ernst Award of the City of Brühl. In 1995, he was the German laureate of the European Art Competition of the Schweizer Bankverein in London. Matthias Meyer currently lives and works in Germany.

Meyer’s water paintings, cityscapes, forests, substructures and superstructures, the leitmotifs drawn both from the world of nature and the world of urban civilization, appear in the framework of this exhibition. Despite working from photographs and using small acrylic sketches to jog the memory, Meyer paints each painting from scratch in an extemporizing style. ‘It’s a risk factor’, he concedes, explaining how he in fact makes the painting ‘abstract from back to front so that the moment a detail becomes recognizable, I immediately put a stop to the process’. The almost trancelike state in which they are painted is instantly apparent in the paintings themselves. Although the artist alludes to the historical antagonism between abstraction and figuration with great virtuosity, his painting retains an openness which today’s viewers, with their very personal, sharply diversified ways of perceiving, find appealing. Poised between the vague and the concrete, Meyer defines our retinal impressions as phantasms played out on the periphery beyond which gravity has no purchase. Meyer’s approach is not to literally depict these elements, but to transform them, interweaving images into rich, magical, dreamlike environments filled with the perception of water, light and color. 

 

Free Me - 2013

Mixed media with electric glowing neon lights 

24 x 24 inches

 

Courtesy of Galerie Brandt 

 

​Est. Value $2,000

Stephan Muis

 

Stephan Muis was born in Amsterdam 1967. He was educated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and The University of Amsterdam (Museum Management).

Stephan Muis creates objects around themes that intrigue him. The main theme is "loss of innocence". He tries to explore the "ways of the world" and why a child loses the pure innocence it possesses at birth. Other themes are: our fascination with Death (coming from our fear of death). Our drift from (Biblical) values and Ethics. My work is conceptual. Most of the time I need the help of professionals to create the work. That’s why I call my work “cooperative art”. Major themes in my work are our loss of innocence and our fear of death. 

 

Sleep II - 2014

Mixed media on canvas

18 x 35 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord, Galleri Ramfjord

 

​Est. Value $9,000

Pia MYrvoLD

 

MYrvoLD is born in Norway, and has lived in Paris and New York since 1992. Since the early 80s, Pia MYrvoLD has worked within a wide field of techniques, developing and combining different mediums: painting, sound, video, infrastructural design, living art and urbanism, and new technology. MYrvoLD's hybrid research within visual media has given the art and design world new and unique concepts, including CyberCouture, clothes as publishing, multi-surface works, female interfaces, and projects in the border area between virtual and real spaces; with interactive art as a recurring element. MYrvoLD - who started out as a painter - has also continued with traditional media, and continuously produces new series of paintings, graphics, sculptures and videos, where her visual narrative refers to technology, DNA coding, sensory based objects and interfaces, where the dialectics between the object and the space suggests guidelines and new codes for how society can use and develop new sensuality. MYrvoLD's career started at age 20, debuting at Vestlandsutstilingen and the Norwegian National Autumn Exhibition. Since then, she has had numerous important assignments and museum exhibitions in Norway, and taken part at international exhibitions in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Venice, London and Berlin. MYrvoLD is purchased by the largest public collections in Norway, including the National Gallery.

Green Nokturn - 2013/2014

Oil on canvas

39 x 39 inches

 

Courtesy of Elisabeth Ramfjord, Galleri Ramfjord