Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Julien van Middendorp 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.

Julien is an award-winning Dutch artist based in Czechia (Czech Republic). Julien was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 19th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Julien’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 Julien’s Artist Biography and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Julien van Middendorp is a Dutch painter, renowned for his large-scale oil paintings, in which the colours combine and mingle to form relationships and to create thoughts, fantasies and messages.

Colours, basically, are only labels for different wavelengths of light. In that sense, colours “only” represent degrees of quantity. However, on Middendorp’s paintings colours became essential qualities. A colour, not a line, is the primary constitutive moment of the (ever-changing) structure of the world.

This is a crucial discovery made by Cézanne, van Gogh, Monet and others in the 19th century, and very thoroughly investigated by artists of the 20th century. And this discovery has kept its relevance until now.

Julien van Middendorp has always been aware of and has reflected this challenging journey of liberating colour from shapes and figures and, in fact, dissociating a painting from representation of things. His works are based on a perfectly constructed composition and the use of primary colours. This leads to the engagement of the viewer’s sight, where colours are processed to form the resulting perceptions, emotions, and, possibly, even some kind of behaviour.

To paraphrase Shakespeare, “the painting created by an artist is in the eye of the beholder.” As far as the topic is concerned, Julien is bountifully inspired by the urban life, its movements, flows and changes. The urban universe provides his paintings strong organic dynamics. What is very positive about Julien’s works is its friendliness to those viewers who have not yet made their essential decision to try to step (or rather jump) across the abyss between the concrete and the abstract.

While Julien’s paintings are basically abstract, a viewer, standing in front of them, can mitigate his or her feeling lost or baffled by anchoring in the safe haven of the concrete: figures, landscapes, harmonies and music. But with the bonus of seeing and appreciating abstraction at the same time.

Julien’s style has been influenced by the world-renown artistic movement “Cobra” (1948–1951), with members such as Karel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky and Asger Jorn. Julien uses primary colours as constitutive elements of his artistic architecture. His paintings refer also to the Dutch artistic movement “De Stijl”, which was founded by such renowned artists as Piet Mondrian, Vilmos Huszár and Theo van Doesburg, in 1917.

Since his childhood, Julien van Middendorp has experimented with large-scale drawings and watercolours. Later, he studied at the Nimeto, school of design in Utrecht, Netherlands. He has been living and working in Prague for a couple of years now, finding fresh inspiration in the local culture. This inspiration has led to a new collection of oil paintings, which are now presented to the public.

Julien’s art can be viewed at his website: https://www.galleryvanmiddendorp.com  

The gallery’s competition for February 2021 was the 12th 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 2021 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 2021 and concluded on February 25, 2021.

The gallery received 1,206 entries from 34 different countries from around the world, as well as from 31 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 2021. 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 12th 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 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 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

 

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.   

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.

 

The gallery’s competition for February 2019 was the 10th 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 into the Gallery’s March 2019 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 2019 and concluded on February 24, 2019.

The gallery received 833 entries from 22 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 different states.   

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 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.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images.

Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of March 2019. 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 1oth 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 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 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 which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Abstracts Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Ramana Karkus 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.

Ramana Karkus is a Plano, Texas  based artist.  Ramana creates colorful abstract paintings, which she calls her “Soul Painting Series”.  Ramana was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #9. The placement in this competition qualified her abstract paintings to be showcased in this feature.

Ramana’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 paintings in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography:

Ramana Karkus studied art at Syracuse University and graduated from Columbia University with a BFA degree. Over the years she has also studied at the Art Students League in New York City and the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She later received her M.Ed. in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley College and her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Columbia Pacific University, an early online degree program.

When she received her BFA degree, she felt she was at a crossroads in her life. She saw herself as either living in an artist’s garret in Greenwich Village and pursuing her art or marrying the man she was then dating and living a more conventional life with marriage, children and all that entailed. She chose to marry and went on to have a long, adventurous marriage, which included two children, four grandchildren, two residences outside of the U.S. (St. Thomas and Mexico) and many experiences that have contributed to who she is today. Now, after the passing of her husband and the independence of her children, she is taking the other path in the original crossroad for her art (minus the garret in Greenwich Village!) She feels that her love of vibrant colors and light has been influenced by living in St. Thomas and Mexico. The deep feelings and emotions present in her paintings have been influenced by motherhood, her work as a therapist and her caregiving of her husband during a prolonged illness. All of these experiences helped to deepen her compassion which she expresses in her art.

Ramana believes that all aspects of an artist are involved in the creative process: mind, emotions, body and spirit. She feels that, as she has grown in various areas of her life, so has her art changed and grown. Her latest body of work, Soul Paintings, reflects her growth in spirituality over the years and her recent feelings of liberation and freedom from some personal responsibilities. After caretaking her husband following a long illness and his passing away, she realized that she was now free to paint without the restrictions of caring for family members. This allowed a new pathway to open up in her life and in her art.

Ramana uses mainly water based materials: watercolor, various inks, watercolor markers with some collage to express her soul’s journey and intentions: the fluidity of change and growth. Her love of color, movement, emotion and balance are hallmarks of her art. Her new feelings of freedom and strength are reflected in two of her recent paintings, Ode To Joy and Power Play, among others. Her desire to connect with people, continued from her many years as a mind, body, spirit therapist, is reflected in her desire to create a beautiful, balanced, harmonious and yet thought-provoking painting. She invites the viewer to interpret his or her own story into each piece to help them along their own spiritual path of discovery. Ramana believes that we are at a pivotal, tipping point in our evolutionary history and that we must upgrade our consciousness as a species if we are to survive. Therefore, she views the arts as an avenue to help with this task. She believes that uplifting art should be placed in all areas of life: clothing, home decor and other useful, everyday objects as well as paintings viewed on walls in homes, galleries and museums. This must be a constant reminder of our urgent need to raise our consciousness to help elevate the planet as a whole.

When Ramana creates her paintings, she feels that she is creating a “world” that is different from the one shown in daily news feeds on television, newspapers and other media. She believes if we can dream and imagine the reality we wish were true, WE CAN CREATE IT! Her decades of spiritual and metaphysical explorations have shown this to be true. She invites other artists and art appreciators alike to join her in this mission. Let us formulate a world that is made up of: love, peace, harmony, beauty, joy, equality, safety and fairness for all, while rejecting the outer world of greed, distrust, imbalance, inequality and fear - the 3rd dimensional world that we have been taught is all there is. She is able to create a sanctuary to temporarily escape the outer world of chaos and disorder. She believes that thought, imagination, intuition and creativity can be used to create a new world, a new reality which we can form with our collective intention. In other words, if we reject the so-called reality and danger that now exist and work to create instead the reality of our dreams, it will in fact become our life! This, she believes, is the only way to survival, sanity and to the original intention for humankind.

Artist Statement:

Ramana has always believed and hoped her spiritual growth would integrate with all other aspects of her life. This was true of her mind, body, spirit therapy practice and is also true of her art. As she has grown spiritually, so has her art changed and matured. As her soul feels more and more free to soar, it seeks materials to help with this process: water based art materials: watercolors, fabric inks, watercolor markers and collage materials. This integration of all parts of her being contributes to the authenticity of her latest body of work, Soul Paintings. With these paintings, she gives voice to her spirit/soul and hopes her art will help others to connect with theirs as well.

Ramana believes that we are at a pivotal time in our evolution and must make the move to a higher consciousness if we are to survive as a species. Her art speaks to this area of our human growth and seeks to inspire others to find their own soul truths to follow as well. In these turbulent times of great change, she seeks to create beauty, harmony, balance and order while also encouraging excitement and new ways of perceiving our lives, our surroundings and our planet.

Creating her art becomes a blessing and a therapy for her as she begins to create the world of her dreams and imagination. A world of beautiful colors, original, sometimes other worldly, inspiring forms and a world that seeks the aforementioned harmony, balance and order. She invites the viewer to bring their own interpretation to each painting, using their imagination, intuition and insight. She loves hearing what a person sees in a painting and often finds new, surprising insights herself on subsequent views. This speaks to the idea that she is truly in “partnership” with her soul as she creates since most of the painting is generated from her own super consciousness. She seeks to leave her ego at the door when she begins a painting.

Ramana believes that all of the arts can be catalysts for change, healing and a way to connect with our higher consciousness. She invites you to join her with your own soul journey of discovery.  Ramana’s website is www.ramanasworld.com   

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