Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jyl Blackwell has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Jyl will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Jyl is an award-winning artist based in Washington, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Jyl will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Jyl’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Jyl’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her digital paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Jyl’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography:

An award winning and published artist, Jyl Blackwell has been creating art and music since her childhood. She has early beginnings as a pencil and charcoal artist as well as dabbling in pastels and watercolor. When she wasn’t creating works of art, she was singing and dancing on stage.

Jyl’s art sprang from a love of science and technology. It wasn’t until recent advances in software that she was able to form art and science into a process called Kinetic Flow Painting™. Kinetic is defined as relating to or resulting from motion (of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect. And that movement is created by the flow of the pixels. Swirling layers of gradient pixels are put into motion on the digital canvas. Often inspired by nature, dance and the human form, Jyl bring the abstract to real-life experiences and observations.

Jyl Blackwell is an internationally awarded artist and has shown her work in many exhibits in the United States. Her most recent digital paintings can be seen in galleries and exhibits in the Seattle area.

Artist Statement:

I have always loved all things creative. Since childhood, I have written music and poetry, enjoyed working with textiles and fiber arts, and telling compelling stories through photography and traditional art mediums. I found a whole new method of expression when I discovered digital art.

My art arrived on the scene when I was able to form art and technology into a process I call Kinetic Flow Painting™. Swirling layers of gradient pixels are put into motion and painted on the digital canvas. Sometimes these layers reside on their own and sometimes they are incorporated into photographic or digital collages.

Several software programs are used to create each elemental note that is composed into one cohesive piece. Often, new advances in software send me in an entirely new direction but always with the same process of extracting the essence of the piece through color and curve, form and light - music for the eyes.

Jyl’s website is https://jylart.square.site/.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Brigitte Balbinot has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Brigitte is an award-winning artist based in Florida, USA. Brigitte was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 17th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Brigitte’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Brigitte’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Contemporary landscape artist Brigitte Balbinot grew up Switzerland. She is a full time practicing artist who now works and lives in South Florida. Having both a Swiss and Italian heritage, her solid footprint in the old continent can be observed in her work. While predominantly nature inspired, her paintings are driven by a sense of place while alluding to the nostalgia of time passed and life's impermanence. Each year, the artist spends time in her native country of Switzerland as well as in a small medieval village situated in the northern part of Italy. Being immersed in the Italian culture and regional landscape has influenced her work over the years, and is particularly evident in her most recent body of work titled "Strutura". These works not only reflect her passion for the Northern Italian landscape but also her love of ancient medieval villages and antique structures. In fact, Balbinot spends a great deal of her time researching and visiting ancient castles and old manors. Her work can be seen as a mixture of modernism and traditionalism, carrying a certain "European" flair and sophistication. With each painting, she aims at creating an object that is either tied to a place or to a memory. More recently, Balbinot has been introducing framing on some of her works, carefully choosing styles that reflect her thinking and reflection on the passage of time, thereby creating a highly orchestrated symbioses of old and new.

Balbinot works with different mediums such as oil, both cold and hot wax also known as encaustic, a medium dating back to the Greco Romans, which requires the use of a blowtorch to fuse each layer application. Her process is complex and requires many months to reach completion. Techniques such as solvent reduction, the use of organic materials and aggregates such as dry pigments or marble dust that are mixed directly to the paint allow her to create rich and vibrant patinas of both textures and colors. The crafting of these intricate and complex surfaces emphasizes the physicality of the material. Balbinot is self-taught. Over the years, she has been perfecting her skills via numerous workshops, classes and mentorships, which has resulted in an ongoing progression of her work. She has collaborated on residential and commercial commissions in Canada and in the United States and has collectors in both North America and Europe. Currently the artist shows her work in regional galleries and selected curated exhibits. For the past few years, Balbinot has been dividing her time between her main studio in Florida and a second studio located in Montréal Québec, while also spending time in Europe yearly.

Artist Statement

The act of painting is my way of expressing how I feel about the world around me. Inspiration may take many forms, from the elements found in nature, topography, the landscape to the study of antiquity and classical art. I am drawn to weathered surfaces and the history they hold. I see my work as a reference to the nostalgia of time passed and a reflection on the impermanence of life. Nothing is meant to last, but there is true beauty in the imperfect and the universal laws that govern all things. My most recent works reveal the influence of the Italian landscape, its countryside and medieval architecture. Organic substances like oils, wax, dry pigments and marble dust are among my favorites. My process is extremely labor intensive and driven by the physicality of the materials. I typically work in series and will generally have many paintings going at once. Just as in life, art offers no shortcut and each piece goes through many transformative stages over the course of multiple months before it finally unfolds. Each one of my paintings is meant to carry its own history. I aim to create an object that represents the symbioses of old and new. By combining the modernism of abstracted forms and the traditionalism of carefully calibrated chosen colors and frames on selected works, I allude to the passage of time while being in the present.

Brigitte’s website is www.brigittebalbinot.com.   

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Giovanni Greco has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Giovanni is an award-winning artist based in Catania, Italy. Giovanni was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 15th Solo Art Exhibition Series. His placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Giovanni’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Giovanni’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Giovanni Greco lives and works in Catania, an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily.  This ancient Greek colony sits at the foot of Mount Etna and is rich in Baroque architecture. From his teens, Giovanni showed remarkable manual and artistic ability which deepened over the years with continuing research and study of painting techniques.

Giovanni began his artistic activity in Rome in the early ’90s. After completing artistic and biologic studies, he attended the Naked School at the Academy Fine Art of Catania. A passion for sixteenth and seventeenth century art led Giovanni to focus his studies on the works of Caravaggio, Poussin and, above all the Flemings, van Eyck, Brueghel…

Giovanni works in his hometown as an assistant at art-cultural associations, galleries, and art studios, contributing to the realization of local exhibitions and commissions.  At the same time, to satisfy his classicist needs, he deals with Hellenic art. Giovanni believes that aesthetic perfection as well as technique are key in completing the vast curiosity that leads him to intersect with contemporary painting. In order to expand his knowledge and find its inner dimension driven by greater reflection on life, Giovanni tries to interpret sometimes “ineffable” thought as a way to put in new light the fundamental problems from which his mind does not cease to be released.

Artist Statement

In my works, I try to create a human vibration feel that enhances feelings through form, line, color and intentionality, the encounter with the unexpected, for the opening of new worlds and new possibilities of vision. Color is assumed in its linguistic value, which also applies to signs, and are allowed to constitute an alphabet, without a code, that guarantees a form that reflects an idea or trace of an emotion.

Therefore, these codes are inserted in the color and layout, in the diagram of the tensions, of the rapidity, of the cadence, which the gesture meets while it explores the inner space and the surface of the paint as if in search of an access or contact point.

Giovanni’s website is www.giovanni-pigreco.com.   

The gallery’s competition for February 2020 was the 11th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s March 2020 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Abstracts” theme by submitting their best non-objective and non-representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in January 2020 and concluded on February 25, 2020.

The gallery received 1,005 entries from 36 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of March 2020. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 11th Annual “Abstracts” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Abstracts Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Abstracts Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Media Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Abstracts Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Media Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Abstracts Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the  Abstracts Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Over the years, we have learned and seen that the artists who continually compete, who consistently show their art and who are dedicated to becoming a better and a more proficient artist, that it will be those artists who will be the most successful in their art careers. 

A successful art career takes time, patience and a self-determination to succeed.  It is from the above-mentioned characteristics that the artists who have been selected to be shown through the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for this feature, “10 Abstract Artists to Watch in 2018”.

There is no specific order of abstract artist to being shown.  Here are our Top 10 Abstract Artists to keep your eye on as of this date;

 

Gerald Chodak

Gerald Chodak is a Highland Beach, Florida based artist.  Gerald creates non-objective abstract paintings. 

Gerald Chodak has been a professional glass blower for 13 years. He now resides in Highland Beach, Florida and Michiana Shores, Indiana. Recently, Gerald completed several courses of acrylic painting at the Boca Raton School of Art under Eydi Lampasona and he continues his education at the Creative Arts School in Delray Beach Florida.

In April 2017 one of his paintings was accepted into the Broward Art Guild exhibit and in December he was juried into the Delray Art League.

In addition, in December 2017 he received an Honorable Mention and Special Merit award in the Light, Space and Time “Patterns” online art exhibition for two of his acrylic paintings. He is currently painting on canvas using a vibrant color palette with an impasto technique.  Gerald’s website: http://artbyGerryChodak.com


 

Catherine Pickop

Catherine Pickop is a Hong Kong-based artist.  Catherine creates minimalist abstract art. 

Repetition, stillness, and rhythm are essential elements in my work; they help me to create a moment of silence within me. Drawings circles for me is chasing the harmony of order and beauty. The gesture of rubbing coffee residue and color minerals on paper using my body temperature, skin and pressure of my fingers alone to control the tonal movement in color is for me an intimacy between my body, paper, and the medium. The sound, as well as the feeling, is therapeutic, meditative and liberating. Catherine’s website is https://catherinepickop.com


 

Michele Tragakiss

Michele Tragakiss is an east coast based abstract artist.  Michele hopes to bring forth a personal story — a visual stream of (sub) consciousness in her paintings.

Pulling from an otherworldly place and using multiple layers of paint and glaze, I hope to bring forth a personal story—a visual stream of (sub) consciousness. Most often my paintings begin with only a color scheme in mind.

At the start of my work, I spread paint in an exhilarating period of complete freedom, energy, and expression. Moving paint around the canvas, I’m guided only by my gut and instincts – one color guides another, one shape dictates the next. After this initial development, the real work begins—the work of tearing down and rebuilding.

There is always struggle before the resolution but it is in the act of painting that a narrative emerges and perhaps even some meaning from this mysterious place.  Michele’s website:  www.micheletragakiss.com


 

Walter Poole

Walter Poole is an Alabama based professional abstract artist.  His preferred media/materials are silver deposit on panel.

He works in a unique medium silver nitrate deposit (real silver). His work has been shown in local and national juried venues across the United States and has been featured in publications. Given the short time he has returned to the world of Art his accomplishments are quite amazing. He was given the Benefactors Award at the Northern National in Wisconsin. His greatest challenge is being a progressive contemporary artist in rural Alabama.

The goal is to create positive sublime works that celebrate the good in humanity and contradict the hatred that is so prevalent today. This explains the use of silver.  His website is http://www.walterpoole.net


 

Marti White

Though born in Oklahoma and Marti White ae a resident of Arizona for almost 20 years.  Prior to that, much of Marti’s life was spent in Minnesota.

Challenging myself with new approaches to collage work satisfies my need for change by trying new techniques and answering the question “what would happen if…” To me, art is an expression of the inner person which leads me to approach any work of art with an open mind and limited planning beyond the choice of medium and palette.

What is behind the surface of a work of art is something that fascinates me. Finding windows that go deeper opens the work to a variety of interpretations. If the viewer can find his or her own story when looking at the work, it has succeeded in communicating. This is what gives me the most satisfaction in the act of creating art.  Marti’s Website:  http://www.artbymartiwhite.com


 

Kajal Zaveri

Kajal Zaveri is a San Francisco – Bay Area-based artist, originally from India, who now since the last many years, calls California home. She is primarily a self-taught artist and specializes in abstract and semi-abstract oil paintings.

She is fortunate enough to have her work well received in the short time that she has been working as a full-time artist. Her work is currently featured on the home decor store chain, Williams Sonoma Home, and various other online galleries. Her art can also be found extensively in private collections throughout the United States and Internationally.

You can see more of her work on her website at www.kajalzaveri.com. 


 
Roxanne Fawcett

In describing her art Roxanne Fawcett would probably use such words as ‘colorful’, ‘textured’, ‘graphic’, ‘interpretive’, possibly ‘transitional’ or ‘natural’. She tends to work in series…acrylic on canvas or paper, mixed media occasionally, messy and loose. These are examples from some of her series…

Landscapes and Abstract Landscapes: landscapes, loose and free, inevitably lead to an exploration of abstract thinking. Acrylic on canvas and Mixed Media.

Painted Ponies: Horses present an amazing opportunity for the communication of power, motion, movement, and a fairy tale grace. Acrylic on Canvas.

Backyard Poppies: Florals can almost be an abstraction in and of themselves. Acrylic on Paper.

Do You Play Jackrabbit: Whimsy, calligraphic, colorful, and expressive. Mixed Media on Canvas.

Circus Girls: Yes they are! What a life they must have led…the adventures, the heartbreak, the sisterhood…and Elle The Magnificent! … Acrylic on Paper.

You can find more of Roxanne’s art at www.rgfawcettdesign.com


 

Kathy Blankley Roman

Kathy was born and raised in Chicago, IL and is an award-winning artist known for her expressive abstract paintings. All her life she has been making art of one kind or another.

Kathy’s intuitive paintings are process driven and reflect her connection to the world around her. Using acrylics and various drawing media or beeswax, oil paint and pigment–adding, then taking away, painting over, scraping back–her paintings develop depth and a sense of history. She uses contrasting elements to create tension: warm colors vs. cool, texture vs. smooth and high energy marks supported by calm, muted colors. The process she uses of layering and scraping in her acrylic paintings translates easily to her encaustic work and to oil paint with a cold wax medium.  Kathy maintains a studio and lives in Chicago.  Her website is www.kbromanart.com


 

Helen Kagan

Coming from a family of scientists, Helen Kagan has always been fascinated by the left and right brain relationship. A holistic therapist and artist, she’s been developing her unique technique and style as “Healing Arts” which reflects her own deep introspective view on life, a desire to bridge realities and heal the Past. She considers it as her unique way to integrate Fine Art and the Art of Healing.

As a therapist and artist, she believes that tragedy, trauma, and pain can be healed with beauty, positive energy, self-expression. Helen believes in mind-body-spirit connection and her passionate art is a statement of all her beliefs. Helen’s website www.HelenKagan.com


 

Nell-Lynn Perera

Nell-Lynn Perera was born in Malaysia and is widely traveled throughout the world. She has always believed that she was born different. She has been described as a highly sensitive person and has always had a sharp sense of awareness. Nell-Lynn continues these thoughts, “In moments of deep stillness I am able to feel you across the distance. You. A nameless, faceless orb of raw emotion seeking more. I know what it is to seek that un-nameable something more. And so I connect to you like the finely woven thread that connects humanity to its own consciousness.

She is at her best at understanding the human condition, the human spirit. She has befriended the in-firmed; learned from death row inmates; and collaborated with fine artists across the globe and she treats each one as an equal.  Visit her wonderful website: www.nell-lynn.com


 

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