Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Ferenc Csurgai 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.

Ferenc is an award-winning artist based in Hungary. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 26th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Ferenc’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Ferenc’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Ferenc Csurgai is a sculptor and painter, a graduate of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (1984). His work is a testament to innovation, marked by an unconventional medium choice: concrete. This fascination has redefined my artistic identity, challenging the perception of concrete as merely rigid and heavy, and transforming it into ethereal, light, and transparent creations.

Ferenc’s choice of reinforced concrete is more than a medium; it's a canvas for scientific and artistic experimentation. Throughout his explorations, he developed a unique weather-resistant concrete composite, a blend of art and innovation, which has been recognized with Hungarian and European patents. This groundbreaking material not only enhances the longevity of his artwork but also holds potential applications in the construction industry.

2023 was a landmark year for exhibitions. Ferenc participated in group shows like 'Faces of Concrete 8.0 Industrial Silence' at Nick Gallery, Pécs, 'Occupation of Space' at the VI. Sculpture Biennale, MANK Gallery, Szentendre, and 'Osas Plus No.2' at Vasarely Museum, Budapest. A significant highlight was his solo exhibition 'Concrete²'. His artistic philosophy centers on the paradox of using robust concrete to create delicate, translucent forms. This not only defies conventional views of the material but also symbolizes art's transformative power. Ferenc’s vision is to continue pushing the boundaries of material and form, creating art that resonates with both aesthetic beauty and functional innovation.

Artist Statement

In the realm of art, I find myself drawn to the exploration of the balance between the tangible and the intangible. My work is a journey through geometric-organic structures, where I seek to understand and represent the intricate dance between materiality and spirituality.

Why I Create: My art is born from a deep curiosity about the world and our place within it. It's an exploration of my favorite material, inspired by ancient cultures and the practice of introspective contemplation. This journey is not just about external observations but a profound introspection, encompassing all that I experience and know.

How I Create: My process is experimentation with concrete, an unusual, resistant, hard and heavy material that I bend the force to express organic, geometric forms. The techniques I employ are not just about crafting art but about refining finding the boundaries of material.

What My Art Means to Me: My creations are not just objects of beauty but symbols of my inner transformations and realizations. Each piece is a step towards understanding myself and the world around me in its most authentic form.

Conciseness and Clarity: I believe in the power of simplicity. My art is a silent conversation with the viewer, an invitation to explore the depths of human experience without the need for elaborate words or explanations. It's an open-ended dialogue, where what I see in my creations might differ from what others perceive, and that's the beauty of it.

Ferenc’s art can be viewed on his website.

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Robert Obier 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.

Robert is an award-winning artist based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Robert was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 24th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Robert’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Robert’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Robert Obier is an award winning artist. His work as an architect/designer/illustrator has been featured in numerous exhibitions, magazines and web articles. His high tech sculptural designs have appeared on network television and were selected for a “location shoot” in a major motion picture.

His range of eclectic influences include the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the explorations of geometry in nature by Andy Goldsworthy and the theatrical creations of Industrial Light and Magic for a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

His work explores the intersections and obscures the boundaries between architecture, industrial design and art. Each piece is as much a realization of an abstract design concept as it is a unique work of three-dimensional art. The fabrication combines the "tried and true" techniques of old-fashioned craftsmanship with today's most advanced rapid prototyping technologies such as CAD modeling, 3-D printing, and CNC fabrication. From creation through completion the dichotomy of ‘handmade’ and ‘computer generated’ informs the development and execution of the work.

Robert was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he now resides. He received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from LSU in 1981 and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in 2007.

Artist Statement

Design is the art of storytelling. Through stories we give meaning and context to this journey we all share. My cause is to create an art that inspires meaning and speaks of some untold story -some distant time - some mysterious place - some unknown tomorrow. This is what I call, “the stuff of dreams”.

A strict and systematic organization of components define the work and reveal a discipline that is unmistakably architectural. At first glance, the geometric forms seem strangely familiar as if seen somewhere before - but where - when? Upon closer examination - perhaps the designs are remnants of some distant and secrete civilization or even an, as of yet, unknown and mysterious future. The forms are intentionally abstract giving shape to a brief moment of design inspiration. Schematic concepts emerge as built objects without the practical or functional restrictions that necessarily accompany the development of an architectural or industrial product.

The final sculpted artwork is derived from an initial “thumbnail” sketch. The preliminary shapes are explored and refined through multiple iterations as 3-d computer models. These varied iterations may serve to refine an idea or may be individually produced as a limited series of sculptural works.

Particular finish applications such as weathering and rust recall an ‘earlier time’ in the story of certain pieces - the scars of a past life.  Nevertheless, the work has a timeless quality - seeming to exist in the past, the present and the future - simultaneously.

Robert’s website is obierstudios.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Marlene Siff 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.

Marlene is an award-winning artist based in Connecticut, USA. Marlene was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 23rd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Marlene Siff was born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. She was an art honors student at the eponymous High School of Music & Art (now LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts located near Lincoln Center). She earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Hunter College where she studied with Richard Lippold, William Baziotes and Raymond Parker. She was also elected to Kappa Pi, the prestigious Honorary Arts Society.

Marlene’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Katonah Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Mattatuck Museum, the Attleboro Arts Museum, Columbia/Barnard University, the University of Texas, the Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, Eastern Kentucky University and The Capitol building in Washington D.C.

Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury CT, the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport CT, B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington D.C. and in the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell University. Her work can also be found in many private collections, including the collection of Ronnie Heyman.

Since 2015 Marlene has been juried into 126 competitions throughout the United States and has won 37 awards. She works in her home-based studio in Westport, CT.

Artist Statement

I am concerned with communicating a sense of harmony, balance, order and spirituality. Every day we are confronted with the fragmentation of our non-linear lives, trying, as in a puzzle, to make the pieces fit together to make sense of it all. My paintings, works on paper and sculpture depict imagery of personal and global events and psychological issues. They are a reflection of the world we live in, expressed through geometric shapes, color, light, space, texture, edges and movement, each interplaying with one another engaging the viewer to participate.

The multi-dimensionality and multi-layering of my work reference what one must uncover to penetrate the illusions of reality to reach the mystery and essence of the soul. In my former body of work entitled Elements of Peace, I embarked on a series of white paintings (in addition to the black paintings and paintings in color) that abandoned my signature bold palette. The white paintings pay homage to people who have been affected by war. White is soft, quiet, spiritual, unadorned and full of infinite possibilities. My intention was to create an architectural space for rest, retreat, connection, reflection and identification.

The love of my family, gardens, ballet, music, and a profound interest in world issues have always found their way into my work. In my interactive body of work 7 Finely Tuned + 1. . . I have decided to formally bring back color and embrace music.

Marlene’s website is www.marlenesiff.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Bernie Edmonds aka BerniE. 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.

BerniE. is an award-winning artist based in Southern California, USA. BerniE. was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 23rd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

BerniE.’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 BerniE.’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

BerniE. is an artist, sculptor, songwriter, and producer based in Southern California. His clientele list includes the University of Irvine, California, Loma Linda Hospital, St. Bernardine Medical Center, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (King of Nigeria), NBC Studios, CBS Studios, and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. His work can be seen at California State University at San Bernardino, on the grounds of the Murillo Observatory. Also, at CSUSB’s Legacy Fountain, you can observe his bronze seated sculptures of Drs. Evan, Fau, and Karnig, the three former Presidents of the University, and a bronze bust of Booker T. Washington are on permanent display at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California.

Most recently, BerniE. installed a bronze bust of U.S. Vice President Kamala D. Harris at the Inland Southern California Civil Rights Museum, in Riverside, California. BerniE. seeks to share his creativity, vision, and sculptures of his works on the public market. BerniE.’s artwork is available nationally through art galleries.

Artist Statement

I love all media of art, but, 3 Dimensional Sculptures are my favorite to create. It is an honor and it gives me a sense of pride to install a sculpture in the home of a private client, a corporate building, a public museum space, or a park. I love to connect those who view my artwork with an emotional experience through commissioned sculptures, historical statues, and monuments.

BerniE.’s website is https://Bernieart.com/.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Kyung Hee Im 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.

Im is an award-winning mixed media sculptor and installation artist based in Washington State, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Seoul, South Korea-born Kyung Hee Im is a sculptor, an installation artist, and an educator. She moved to the USA in 2011. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of West Georgia, and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. She taught 2D and 3D Design, and sculpture at the University of North Texas and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Im joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Central Washington University in 2022. She has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally including in South Korea, Carrollton, Georgia, Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas. Also, she had several group and solo virtual exhibitions. She won first prize in Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and exhibition in 2021, and was an honorable mention in Envision Arts at the CoLab gallery in Denton, TX.

Artist Statement

My artwork explores cultural differences, connectedness, intimacy, and isolation with respect to digital communication tools and complex networking systems. My pieces highlight how physical isolation has become exaggerated in a post-internet world and the ways in which people maintain relationships through complex networking systems. My works depict the tension between feelings of alienation and the fragility of remote relationships.

The sculptures portray bodies that are often fragmented, their parts isolated from one another in space but also bound together by a network of fragile threads. The threads in my works represent intangible connections which are in a state of constant flux – sagging down or pulling taught under tension, getting clumped and twisted together, and becoming uniquely entangled with each and every movement. The pieces encapsulate my creative and academic interests, which are the various ways in which the arts intersect with new forms of technology, both in terms of form and content.

Im’s website is https://kyungheeim.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Brian Mark has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Brian 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” Exhibition Archives.

Brian Mark is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning sculptor based in Pasadena, California, USA. He 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, Brian 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 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Brian’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Brian’s information and to take a look at his beautiful stone sculptures.

Artist Biography

Born in Schenectady, New York, raised in Washington, D.C., Brian Mark has been intrigued by art of all kinds for most of his life. Literature appealed to him and ultimately, Mark taught English literature at university. While he was doing scholarly work on English literature, Mark began to feel a tug toward doing, not just intellectualizing about art.

Mark’s first artistic foray was in woodworking. After a while, he could not shake the impact Dylan Thomas’ poem, “In My Craft or Sullen Art” had on him. Mark kept feeling he was doing craft, not art, and wanted more. A friend urged him to look seriously at stone sculpture as his art focus.

Eventually, Brian Mark went to that sculpting class, and as he tells it: ‘As soon as I set foot in the studio and looked at the work the students were doing, I was hooked.’ That was 20 years ago. Mr. Mark has been joyfully doing stone sculpting from that date to now. Sculpting is something he simply cannot NOT do. It is a passion.

He creates abstract sculptures in harder stone such as marble, calcite, onyx, and others. He does not strive to make statements with his art, but rather ‘tries to bring beauty into this world, and at the same time soothe his soul by fulfilling the creative process.’ His work has been seen in many art shows and looks forward to continuing his love/work in stone.

Artist Statement

Nature is raw. Art is practiced. Each stone has its own language and I work to understand that language. Some of the learning comes from striving to listen to what each stone is saying. Each has a color, a shape, and a hidden beauty. While valuing that uniqueness, I strive to let my imagination fly free, in order build upon nature’s creation: blending raw nature with understanding the language of this stone. And, so begins the conversation between stone and sculptor. When a stone selects me, I cannot know what striations, hues, density, faults, lie under the surface. As I begin chiseling and grinding, the stone talks to me, saying, “I have this special colored line running through me: preserve it”. Or, “slightly shift the angle of this or that curve”. Or, “work with me: together we can bring forth that special surprise, that new beauty never before seen”. The conversation continues until nature’s stone and my imagination marry and together say, “stop – our work is done”. For me that conversation must lead to a sculpture that has movement, movement, movement. That movement is stone brought to life in a way never before seen.

Brian’s work can be viewed on his website.

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The gallery’s competition for December 2021 was the 12th Annual “CityScapes” 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 January 2022 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “CityScapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in November 2021 and concluded on December 27, 2021.

The gallery received 551 entries from 22 different countries from around the world, as well as from 30 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into two media categories: Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital Art categories.  Due to limited 3 Dimensional entries in this competition, all 3D artwork will be included in the Painting & Other Media category. 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 January 2022. 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 “CityScapes” 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 2D and 3D media, including relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3D 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

 

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

A successful art career takes time, patience and a self-determination to succeed.  It is from the above-mentioned characteristics that the artists who have been selected to be shown through the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for this feature, The Gallery's Hot Twenty-Five 3D Artists”.

The artists were selected from our past Solo Art Exhibitions, Artist Showcase Features, as well as the winning artists from our monthly themed art exhibitions.

This list and the slideshow below are in alpha order. Here are our "The Gallery's Hot Twenty-Five 3D Artists" to keep your eye on as of this date;

Sharon Bartel Clements – “Ancient Warrior 24 – Back” - www.bartelclements.com

Dixon Bergman – “Acoustic Blues” - www.dixondoesit.com

Elizabeth Brownrigg - "Masquerade Beauty" - www.gypsypotterstudios.ca

Patricia Burns – “Zeke” – www.patburnsart.com 

Lynda Colley – “Recycled Glass and Resin with LEDs lit” - http://lyndacolley.co.uk

Sheila Fisher – “Petals from Paper” - www.instagram.com/petalsfrompaper

Thomas Hester – “Jaguar” - http://hesterstudios.com

Cara Lawson-Ball – “River Otter” - www.caralawsonball.com

Sue Majewski – “Garden - Botanical Series” - https://sumajetski.weebly.com

Dorothy McGuinness – “Three Lobe Twist” - www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com   

Wagner McRee – “Uplifted Shimmer” - www.mcreeturnedart.com

Keith Plummer – “Prince of Tides” - http://keithplummersculptor.com

Sophia Ruppert – “Cameo” - www.sophiaruppert.com

Debra Rushfeldt – “266 Days” - www.debrarushfeldt.com

Deborah Samia – “Odalisque” – www.deborahsamia.com

Irene Sirko – “Starburst” - www.irenesirko.com

Katty Smith – “Botanical” – www.sculpturekat.com

Randall Stoner – “Not Too Bright” - www.madcarver.com 

Oceana Rain Stuart – “Eternal Bliss Bust” - www.oceanarainstuart.com

Matthew Sudlow – “Wish For More Wishes” - https://matthewsudlow.com

Gevorg Tadevosyan – “Time” - www.tadevosyan.org

David Tinsley – “Silent Sobs” - www.outinthebluecreations.com

Kelsie Ward – “Scapes” - www.kelsieward.com

Gayle Wray – “Leticia” - www.gaylewraydolls.com

Belgin Yücelen - Who Am I?” - www.belginyucelen.com
 


 

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