Veronique Toinon, Fusion
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Grace Chen (b. 1990) is a Taiwanese-American ceramic sculptor. She created her first pinch pot in kindergarten, but it was not until her second year at university that she began working with clay again—this time, from a non-functional perspective. After a year of Pre-Pharmacy studies at Purdue, she completed dual degrees in Art History and Ceramics and a minor in Design. From 2012 to 2016, she worked in the Fine Art appraisal industry, academia, and corporate before moving to New York in 2016 for a position as an interim gallery director for a French gallery on the Lower East Side. Grace worked for galleries in Chelsea and SoHo before entering Carole Feuerman Studios as the Executive Director of the CFS Foundation.
Currently, Grace makes sculptures from her home studio in Manhattan. For more information or to arrange a commission, visit her website at www.gracechen.us.
Acrylic and Watercolor
As a painter, I want to capture the personal emotions toward assignments, subjects or atmosphere, via the elusive connections from my memories. It could be simply a tree kangaroo curling up on the tree, or a mysterious basketball court I accidentally stepped into, as they trigger a lingering effect on my thoughts or memories. I aim for channeling such inner contents into paintings, and let myself be unconsciously revealed from the process. Seeking for such a silent moment when one could totally emerge into mindful actions and forget oneself, I would like to hear my inner voice truthfully this way.
As an artist I strive to produce work that is deeply personal and visually engaging. My photographs are all considered landscapes. The landscape to me is not a place but an idea, a representation of spaces and form from a specific point of view. The landscape is a distant surface and can be represented as external forms, or emotional constructs. We are after-all products of our environments and we alter the landscape to cope with the existential concerns of life. My work does not attempt to answer the question of being, instead it poses questions about what it means to be human, to exist. It is what the viewer brings to the work that, like a shadow, outlines its true meaning. You can see more of my work at www.paulmelhado.com
Mixed Media Painting and Prints
I use art as a way to communicate with different people around the globe. For me art is like a way to unite with people of different races which god gave us. That idea to love each other as people.
I am interested in communicating the character of an experience where feeling, memory, sight, smell and touch all play a part. The evocation must translate into an emotional bond, a sense of belonging and conduce to a common ground and reach out. I want to create a visual experience in which I am looking for the viewer to incarnate into, where emotions suggest a return to something shared and universal, while at the same time immutable, distinct and timeless.