Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Paul Kenens 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.
Paul is an award-winning artist based in Belgium. Paul was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 20th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.
Paul’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 Paul’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Paul Kenens was born in Brussels (1947) as the eldest of six children, a childhood without a father. The lack of money soon forced him to be self-sufficient. As a 14-year-old and the family's breadwinner, he found work in a printing company. He worked up to a color mixer and offset printer for luxury printing, which was still a specialized craft at the time, and he discovered his sense of composition and color. Thirteen years later, he left the print shop. He no longer wanted to be dependent on third parties and started acting. In the same period, he discovered the art of ceramics.
Paul 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 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 study painting and immediately began painting with ceramic glazes, the final color of which cannot be seen immediately. It was a revelation. He sold the ceramics studio, stopped acting and threw himself completely into painting. During this time, he also takes a Master class with the Brazilian Hyperrealist Omar Ortiz.
Paul has 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.
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. 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 and adjusted until a certain image cannot be recognized. 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. 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 ambiguity or shifts the focus.
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’s website is www.paulkenens.be.
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.
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.
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.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Lynn Chen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent ninth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Lynn 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.
Lynn Chen is a professional artist from Taiwan. She specializes in creating Oriental women paintings. It is Lynn’s desire and goal to create a new style of painting with Oriental language and artwork of goodness, beauty, and truth for sharing with this Universe and expressing the positive power of “Love”. She 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 distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
In addition, as part of her award package, she 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.
Lynn’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 ninth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.
Below is Lynn’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her paintings. We hope that you will take the time to read Lynn’s information and to take a look at her unique and beautiful figurative paintings.
Lynn Chen was educated at National Taiwan University of Arts from 1987 to 1991 and she graduated with a Bachelor from the Design Department.
Lynn had involved herself in a variety of Fine Arts learning that was still the nurture for her growth and development in painting. To meet the challenge of being superior to her previous self in creation, she had made an effort to enter for the juried exhibitions hosted by Taiwan Arts Associations from 1999 to 2013. She won many awards including 12 gold medals, and, therefore, qualified and invited as a member of Tai-Yang Art Society.
Since that time she has continued to participate annually in Art Exhibitions and invited to hold solo exhibitions at the public. Her art philosophy, however, is to create a new style of painting with Oriental language and artwork of goodness, beauty, and truth for sharing with this Universe and expressing the positive power of “Love”.
Starting from June 2016, she has actively participated in international juried art competitions and exhibitions. Right now, she lives and works in Chia-yi, Taiwan.
It is an attitude of life for beauty that I always, via painting with a free mind, love to depict the light and soft character of Oriental women in literature and art. My work is to express the safe and free of the spirit at rising and purifying, which fuses with the Oriental figures, the unique form style, the lines of representing the prospect of Chinese calligraphy, the experimental techniques as well as the ambiance of a living Zen.
The Statement of the “Attractive” series: A woman is like a flower with which her fragrance attracts bees and butterflies coming. Bee, butterfly and flower, however, there were all drowned in his/her perseverance. You can view more of Lynn’s art here on her website www.celesteprize.com/info/idu:96810/