Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Skottie O’Mahony 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.

Skottie is an award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. Skottie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 18th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Skottie has always loved art, nature, and connecting with people. He has had a long, successful career in design and art direction for the publishing and tech industries. Several years ago, he designed his home and botanical gardens in Austin, Texas, known as Tanglewild Gardens, where he hybridizes daylilies with his husband, and pursues his digital art. He is inspired by texture, color and form — a fallen seed, small creature, or a striking individual may serve as his muse, and he takes photographs of that muse to be used as a base for his artwork.

More recently, Skottie has started to explore AI (Artificial Intelligence) as a way to explore new directions in his work, and currently creates his own muses. He still uses photographs of individuals who do exist, but through AI, he digitally “hybridizes” new people to act as the subjects in his portraiture.

Manipulating those photos digitally, Skottie transforms them into something that evokes a poignant response, awakens the viewer's imagination, or inspires them. His art has qualities, as well as integrated elements, that give a nod to his more traditional art background of painting, encaustic, pastel, etching, etc. Some older works of his are used for textural elements, digitally as filters or for layering, and as a way to add depth to an otherwise two dimensional work. This synergy of techniques makes his work unique, emotional and thought provoking.

Skottie is an emerging artist and has already been recognized in both regional and global art shows. He has also donated work for fundraising art auctions for non-profits and has done commissioned works for collectors. In January of this year, Skottie was recognized as a “Change-Maker” by VoyageAustin Magazine and profiled as one of their “Stories That Inspire”, for his career journey and digital artwork.

He has worked on several collaborative pieces with other emerging artists across the globe, and is often inspired by current events and his sympathetic reaction to xenophobia, bigotry and injustice. Being an out and proud gay man, he has experienced prejudice, bullying, and worse in his life, and tends to bond with the misfits of our world. He has spent a lifetime working with diversity, equity and inclusion-related causes and non-profits, and that exposure to those marginalized in society, is evident is his work. There are complex stories behind many of his portrait subjects, many of whom have been stigmatized, disenfranchised, or suffered great abuse or pain at one time or another, and there are haunting echoes of those hardships perceptible in their portraits.

Artist Statement

I’m inspired by the natural world and drawn to unusual and different textures, colors and forms. I might happen upon a spent blossom, a creepy insect, or a striking person that serves as my muse, but I always find a seed of beauty in whatever it might be. I’m driven to capture what drew my attention in an image and share what others, may have overlooked, but I was privileged to notice. 

These images serve as the basis for my work. I push my images digitally to generate something that goes far beyond what initially drew me in, but still retains its essence. More recently I have been exploring artificial intelligence as a way to not only enhance my work, but to create worlds, structures, and people that previously may have only existed in the imagination or dreams.

Through the use of filtering, image layering and digital manipulation, my work transforms a simple image into the unexpected and often lends itself to pareidolia, or the human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness. Think of a Rorschach inkblot, but with color, texture, depth and emotion.

The digital aspect of my work allows me to reproduce the final image on a number of mediums to texturally enhance the work even further, including metal, canvas, wood, archival paper and even glass.

My goal is to create that which has never existed, but with roots in nature; something that evokes a poignant or personal response, makes a statement, that awakens the viewer’s imagination and, if I’m lucky, inspires them.

Skottie’s website is www.skotoart.com.   

The gallery’s competition for March 2021 was the 11th Annual “Figurative” 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 April 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in February 2021 and concluded on April 1, 2021.

The gallery received 801 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 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 April 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 11th Annual “Figurative” 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Paul Kenens has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Paul Kenens will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Paul Kenens is an award-winning artist based in the Belgium. Paul 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 his award package, Paul will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Paul’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 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography:

Paul Kenens was born in Brussels (1947) as the eldest of six children, a childhood without a father. The lack of money soon forced us to be self-sufficient. As a 14-year-old and the family's breadwinner, he found work in a printing company. Worked up to a color mixer and offset printer for luxury printing, which was still a specialized craft at the time, he discovered his sense of composition and color.

Thirteen years later, he left the print shop for a year but never returned. He no longer wants to be dependent on third parties and starts acting. In the same period, he discovered the ceramic craft. Paul Kenens is passionate about these two disciplines, which has resulted in two parallel careers. As an independent actor in film, TV and theater, he made international theater independently. As a ceramist, he specialized in color glazes, designed decorations and tile panels, copied old Art Nouveaux panels, made ceramic architectural ceramics for protected monuments and carried out artistic ceramic commissions for other artists. Paul Kenens always immersed himself in the subject matter, searched for the core of the craft and its characteristics and followed his own path in it.

In 2010, he decided to paint and enrolls in the academy. Unaware of the gift or experience gained in painting with ceramic glazes, the final color of which cannot be seen immediately oil painting is a revelation: "I now see immediately now that I do," he says

He sells the ceramics studio, stops acting and throws himself completely into painting. In the academy, he quickly gets the name of an outsider for the passion and the use of a detailed painting style. He commutes daily between academy and his own studio. In between, he takes a Master class with the Brazilian Hyperrealist Omar Ortiz.

Paul Kenens exhibited in Paris (Hilton), The Hague (Gallery Heyningen - Painting of the Year 2019) Sterckshof Castle in Deurne, Cortewalle Castle in Beervelde, Royal Greenhouses Van Bouchout Castle in Laken, BOZAR Brussels, etc. Galerie NOVIA in Doorn (N) etc. He participated in art fairs ADAF (Annual Art Fair in Amsterdam, BAF (Brabant Art Fair in Breda) Lifestyle Fair in Oud Turnhout etc. (continued: see CV) and has been nominated numerous times.

A retrospective exhibition is planned in Lier for 2021.

Artist Statement:

My subjects come from the immediate environment: it concerns people. If it is not myself, they are children or women where I notice in a split second a movement, an attitude or trait that arouses a thought that goes beyond the image (or goes against it). A personal detail that lingers in the memory. An image that establishes itself and grows in its emotionality (one has to fall in love with your subject, even if it is a banal thing like a child's toy or a piece of clothing).

My work regularly starts with photos of a fixed photo model; per photo session, I take a few hundred photos that are stored on a PC. They are viewed and reviewed several times, each time creating new thoughts. The images must "ripen". After that, various photos are edited, edited and adjusted until a certain image cannot be released. It is difficult to explain why a certain image is taking over. It probably has to do with the chaos in the head in determining the direction in which an image will be painted, the reminiscences that are attached to it and the intimate feelings that an image can generate. Multiple versions are made in an atmosphere of excitement. During the preparation, uncertainty about the future painted version flashes in all directions. The state of mind, the emotional attitude, determines the direction in which the image takes. Sometimes the image itself indicates a natural direction, or is this even the result of the interpreter's character?

I paint the underlay as detailed as possible, as if I want to finish the canvas. Then I repaint the entire painting, adjusting shapes and colors. I like saturated canvases without pasty painting. They bring depth to the color. Until the provisional end, I bring details, highlights and I emphatically paint over any points of attention.

Although the starting point is photo material, it is always a challenge to make a difference between photo-realism and painted image during the execution. Each painting is an attempt to increase the distance between the two and perhaps with the aim of painting beyond realism. With a painted image, you bring something else that you don't see on a photo (or virtual image). The whole of my work is not sterile but emotional; it shows what moves me. Over time, I view the painted canvas more critically and each time from a different state of mind or point of view, with corrections as a result. Sometimes an element is added months later that breaks the unambiguity or shifts the focus.

At the moment, I am working on a series with a fashion model. The softness, call it the sensuality, sometimes in contrast with the aggressiveness of folds in a fabric make me paint. The flexibility of the collaboration and the confidence to try things out sometimes create surprising and curious images.

Some works are poetic, sensual. Others arouse curiosity through the use of unexpected elements or unusual setting or combinations. My tittles sometimes raise questions; make the spectator think. In the painting, I try to bring an underlying, perhaps enigmatic reading, a space to give the viewer the opportunity to fill in their own interpretation, to ask an unanswerable question. In the end, it comes down to the fact that by making the choice I reveal part of the inner drive that the spectator reinterprets.

Paul Kenens’ website is www.paulkenens.be

YouTube Video Presentation

The gallery’s competition for March 2020 was the 10th Annual “Figurative” 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 April 2020 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in February 2020 and concluded on March 27, 2020.

The gallery received 623 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 30 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.

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 April 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 10th Annual “Figurative” 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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  Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Taehyub Lee has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 13th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Taehyub 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.

Taehyub is an award-winning figurative and portrait artist based in New York City, USA. Taehyub will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

This solo exhibition will be distributed, promoted and circulated via press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, Affiliated Sites, Guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

Taehyub’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 13th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Taehyub’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 5 of her images.  We hope that you will take the time to read Taehyub’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography:

Taehyub Lee is Korean artist based in New York. She studied at the National Academy of Art and Art student league in NY with Sharon Sprung.

Taehyub is a figurative and portrait artist who paints in the style of the old masters.  She works exclusively in oil and excels at capturing the expressions of her subjects.

Artist Statement:

I work with oil paints, putting layer upon layer, using only the paint knife for making form and defining light and dark at the first stage. I keep fixing the drawing until I finish my work.

While I am painting, I try to communicate with my models to feel their emotion. If I understand the models, my painting catches their face and figure better. It is the most wonderful thing in figurative painting.

My working process is kind of meditation and my paintings are a carefully observed negotiation

Taehyub’s website is: www.taehyublee.webs.com.

YouTube Video Presentation

The gallery’s competition for March 2019 was the 9th Annual “Figurative” 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 April 2019 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition.   The submission process and competition for the artists began in February 2019 and concluded on March 27, 2019.

The gallery received 845 entries from 35 different countries from around the world, as well as from 33 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 April 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 9th Annual “Figurative” 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

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

Todd Davis is a St Louis, Missouri based commercial photographer. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.  This solo exhibition will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, Affiliated Sites, Guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and Social Media Inclusion.and through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of his award package, he will now be featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist.   The LST Artsy.net page will feature 5 pieces of the artist’s art, a small artist statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.

Artsy.net averages 2 million visitors a month and 46% of Artsy users who have purchased art via Artsy started out as art enthusiasts rather than preexisting collectors.

Todd’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 eighth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Todd’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his figurative photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Todd’s information and to take a look at his powerful and intriguing figurative photographs.

Artist Biography:

From shooting the latest product for Anheuser Busch to photographing an interactive panorama of the fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, Todd Davis collaborates with clients to convey their vision through fine photography. As a top graduate of Southern Illinois University’s rigorous photography program, Davis combines his expert training with more than thirty years of professional experience in commercial photography and fine art photography to create photographs that are both captivating and original.

Not to be restricted to the inanimate, Davis has photographed celebrities including Prince, Michael Buble, Pamela Anderson, Greg Sporleder, and Ernest Trova, to name a few. Product, beverage, celebrity promotional, live performance, catalog fashion, and fine art photography are all represented in his extensive portfolio.

As a respected industry veteran, Todd Davis has been featured in publications such as View Camera, Toy Camera, and the reference book Artificial Lighting for Photography. Davis has also been a guest lecturer at Webster University and Southern Illinois University. His fine art photography has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums throughout the US. Davis is currently represented by Modern Art Etc in Los Angeles and his latest works are featured in the Holly Hunt Galleries, and The Shisry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City.

Artist Statement:

These are photographs that I've wanted to make for a long time.

Although my early ideas of what they might be were nothing like what they became.

It took a certain model, a certain woman, and a long path to make them what they are, something out of my dreams, or, perhaps, my nightmares, but existing only in the shared imagination of two artists.
I've always appreciated the human form, both in art and as art. The shapes and forms that emerge with the abstraction of the body created by the body make-up create a sense of power contained within the softness of the figure, played out against the coarseness and hardness of the man-made objects.

The curves of the rope echoing the curves of the body.

The cold hardness of the chain revealing the strength of the body.

The linearity of the chair and ladder contrasting the suppleness of the figure, belying both time and age.

Todd Davis’ Website:  http://www.tdavisphoto.com

YouTube Video Presentation
 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Tim Black 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.

Tim Black is a Wisconsin based figurative and landscape painter.  In his works Tim’s aim is to convey the beauty and softness of the female form.  Tim was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #7. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature. 

Tim Black’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 550+ News Outlets, Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC TV) & Radio Sites and inclusion on Google News & Bing News.  In addition, we will also be featuring and promoting his art in our various social media networks for further exposure. 

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

Artist Biography:

Tim Black began painting & drawing landscapes of the Texas Gulf Coast when he was around 10 years old. Growing up with dyslexia and finding the written word to be a confusing ordeal, the world had become much more visual to him.

He was awarded a full scholarship to the Arkansas arts center in 1965 and continued there until 1968, graduating with a triple major. He also attended, with a full scholarship, the Peninsula School of Art and the Aspen School of Art in the summers of 1966 and ’67. His education consisted of intense study of the human figure in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

In the 1980’s, he taught himself large format photography and spent 10 years pursuing that interest. He then returned to painting with different attitude toward painting the still life, portraits, and landscapes. In 2012, Tim decided to move away from the art scene after having shown in galleries in DC, Chicago and St. Louis. He moved to a very small town in northern Wisconsin where he hoped to delve into whatever might interest him as a painter.

In a sense, Tim was reinventing himself as an artist. He found that painting the female figure was a challenge to which he wanted to devote his efforts. On average he has spent up to 100 hours on a painting layering in glazes of oil color. The aim is to create a realistic image that engages the viewer and hopefully make them think about the art that is before them.

This past October he decided to take on only 6 paintings over the course of the winter. He had a set size of 20 x 20 inches and the subject was female portraits. He has just now completed the last two.

Artist Statement:

Jean-Paul Sartre said, "in the relationship between the will to create and the finished work, no one can say what tomorrows painting will look like.” Through the ages there have been painters that we all look at and wonder, how did they accomplish that? As the years have gone by some of those questions have been answered. We borrow from each other out of admiration for what another has achieved.

In the craft of my painting my aim is to convey the beauty and softness of the female form. The key to success is to establish a palette that will capture that dazzling sensual nature they possess. I find the music of Arvo Part helps create a tranquil mood in my studio that in the early stages of a new painting helps me to generate a quietness in the figure. By keeping the colors soft and blending the edges, I use many layers of color with the intent to convey the figures inner warmth.

Each painting leads to the next and I usually have three paintings in different stages of completion. This allows me time to layer color and to work out problems. Painting keeps my mind active and engaged in the examination of excellence.

Like most artists I see my mistakes and sometimes that over shadows my efforts; but every once in a while I produce something that amazes even me, and those are the times I live for.

Tim’s website is: gtimblack.com

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Yuri Benitez 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.

Yuri Benitez is a professional figurative and model photographer based in Mexico.  Yuri was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #6. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography:

Yuri Benitez was born and raised in Mexico City, as an only child of a middle class conservative family.  At an early age, in middle school, he discovered photography as his favorite pastime as a result of an artistic grade he had to choose for the seventh grade.

Back in the 70's, he spent endless hours in the darkroom that his family had adapted in the attic of his house.  He was his own teacher, having just some publications from Kodak as a reference to learn about the process of shooting and developing B&W films.

This entire pastime became a passion and he decided to become a professional photographer, not before he finished a major in Communications at Universidad Anahuac.

At the very beginning he questioned himself about pursuing a commercial career or an artistic one. At the end he decided to go after a commercial one, and with the profits, he would support his artistic projects.

Twenty-five years have passed by without noticing and, now finally, he is able to self-support his own production and have time for his ideas.

He has always loved the richness and texture that a monochromatic image can render, maybe because of those moments of great excitement of discovery in the darkroom. He considers one of the best ways to reflect that beauty of shades of gray is to photograph the human figure, specifically the female body.

He has been highly inspired by classics like Helmut Newton, Herb Rittz, Christian Vogt, and lately by colleagues like Rdoslaw Pujan and André Brito. 

Yuri has been an early adopter of digital techniques, when they became available back in the late 90's. Since then, he has been working comfortably with digital capture and has been surprised once again by the magic of the computers and the large format ink jet printers.

Although he keeps the use of Photoshop to a minimum (mostly retouching), he prefers to give more importance to the process of "image capture". He believes in the "old school" of doing everything right in front of the camera, because "everything shows".

The circumstances of working with beautiful models for his fashion clients and, the artistic expression that has always been present with him, led to the images he is working on his ongoing project.

Up to this day, he has been recognized for his artistic work by several international institutions, like the “Black and White Spiders Awards” (London), “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (France), Photoshoot Awards (Canada) , “Monochrome Awards” and the "Moscow International Foto Awards", and his images had been published in full pictorials in "Dodho" magazine (Barcelona), and Digitalis Foto Magazin (Hungary).

You will probably find Yuri in his studio in Mexico City, setting the stage, experimenting with lights, creating atmospheres, or simply imagining new concepts for his new shooting.

Artist Statement:

Feminine figure has always captivated my imagination. It is capable of provoking an emotional journey that goes from fascination even to intimidation, but every single time with an inner beauty that shines by itself.

The artistic Nude has been a theme widely accepted and embraced by artists of all genres maybe, because it is our basic essence, maybe it is the curiosity, or maybe, it is by the natural beauty of lines and forms that our bodies are made of.

Feminine nude had been a taboo since my childhood, probably due to the times and society which were much more conservative, the "nude" was an unknown and censored horizon. Now with the times and a whole lot cultural changes, I can get close to that enigma, in a way that I can admire and acknowledge the wonders of woman's body, and capture its essence in light and shadow. These images pay homage to a concept that was once a secret.

My basic tool is the light, like the chisel for the sculptor, is what allows me to reveal or hide, enhance or create. I can tell that in most of my images, the lighting setup comes first on my mind, and then after, the body figure that will shine under it.

In my images I show the figure with confidence and strength in different circumstances, in atmospheres that are not necessarily intimate but are away from the everyday life, in attitudes in which the presence of the camera is irrelevant.

I portray the beauty of the body in an elegant style, at some points sensually, and definitely sculptural, and adding to this, I keep the anonymity of my models as part of the attraction and mystery that surrounds the feminine physique. 

Here is a website to see more of his works:  http://www.yuribenitez.com

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very happy to announce that Jo Beer 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.

Jo was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are Jo's Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Jo Beer is a figurative painter who is based in Cornwall, UK.

After training under the guidance of Newlyn Art Movement artist Vincent Wilson, her work has been self-developed.

Jo has exhibited extensively in the UK and has twice been a finalist in Sky Art's Portrait Artist of the Year. Her image from the first series was chosen to be printed over and over to produce a huge image of Mona Lisa, this was an art installation that remained in situ for many months on Clapham Common, London.

Artist Statement:

In 2014 I had a solo show with the theme of adornment, a collection of works in which peoples' adornments illustrated their culture, style, status, achievement, occupation, belief. The focus was on their clothing, or something that they add to themselves to display the subject matter.

So, for my recent solo show, (Aug - Dec 2016 TRP Gallery, Devon, UK)I thought I would turn that on it's head and strip everything bare.

The human form is a wonderful thing, regardless of age, shape, colour or size, flesh is beautiful. 'Fleshy' was a celebration of that, from head to toe, some pieces conventional portrait, some pieces with a more abstract viewpoint, mostly paintings, some charcoals.

My choice of medium is always oil... I love the silky fluidity, the wonderful smells that the process creates.

I hope that you enjoy this homage to the skin that we are in.

Jo's Website:  http://jobeer-art.com 

 

Our art competition for March 2017 was our 7th Annual “Figurative” and 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s April 2017 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. 

The gallery received 667 entries from 26 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel,  Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.  In addition, the gallery received entries from 36 different states.

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital Media and 3 Dimensional Art. 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 3 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. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on any of the large images 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 April 2017. 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 “Figurative” 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 3 different media categories. Please go to the results of the Figurative 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 the Overall Category and 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 Figurative Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – The painting & other 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, fabric and mixed media, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.  Please go to the results in the Figurative Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This 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, we have included most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Figurative Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art CategoryThis 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 Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Our art competition for June was the 6th Annual “Figurative” and 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s July 2016 online group art exhibition.  The “Figurative” theme was considered to be any art which depicted the human form and human features. The gallery accepted art which was representative or in abstract form for possible inclusion into this art exhibition. 

This art competition and the submission process and competition for the artists began in May 2016 and concluded on June 26, 2016. The gallery received 612 entries from 26 different countries from around the world, including Anguilla, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Wales. In addition, the gallery received entries from 33 different states.  

Due to the volume of entries, the gallery felt that it was necessary to create three (3) media categories, in order to make the judging and the results fair for this competition. The media categories are Painting & Other, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art. In addition, for this particular competition, we have an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries from the 3 media categories.

We also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art this month. 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.

We hope that you will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful artwork too. To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which contains larger images. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of July 2016 and 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 “Figurative” 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 Photography & Digital categories. Please go to the results of the Figurative 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 Figurative Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – The painting & other 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, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface. In addition, this category includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, line type drawings, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Figurative Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This 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, we have included most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Figurative 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 Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jan Brown will have a month solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” archive. 

Jan Brown resides in Michigan and she is an abstract expressionist artist.  She will be featured on the Light Space & Time website, in press releases and throughout the gallery's social media networks.  In addition, Jan will be featured on our YouTube channel, in our event catalogue and on our 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.  All 3 elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the art gallery choosing 4 artists to be featured in 4 individual 1 month solo art exhibitions.

Below is Jan's Artist's Biography, her Artist's Statement and 20 images of her artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Jan's information and to take a look at her wonderful abstract expressionistic art.

Artist Biography:

A life-long resident of Michigan, Jan Brown has nurtured her artistic talent since childhood. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking from Michigan State University. She went on to teach art in the Wayne-Westland School District.

After 35 years of teaching, in 2010 she retired and began to explore abstract expressionism. She loved creating paintings where she wasn’t limited to “reproducing” a likeness. Abstraction freed her up to express emotion through paint.  Finding the human figure beautiful, she has begun to merge the figure with the abstraction.  Since February 2015, she has drawn figures from live modeling sessions using ink wash on raw canvas. These “drawings” later become the basis of paintings where she uses paint, ink, and raveled string to further work the piece.

Jan’s work has been shown in juried shows throughout Michigan.  She is a member of the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan. In classes at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, she has enjoyed the mentoring of Meighen Jackson.

Artist Statement:

The human figure has always fascinated me. Having focused in recent years on non-representational abstract work, I found I was drawn back to the human figure. This current body of work attempts to blend the figure into the world of abstraction.  Beginning with ink wash drawings on raw canvas from live models, the “drawings” are literally “ripped up” and their pieces placed on regular gessoed canvas. Once they “work” as a total image and are adhered to the canvas, other mediums such as acrylic paint, ink, and raveled string are used to complete the image.

www.janbrownart.com 

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