Saman has born in Shiraz and has always shown a great affinity
for Western abstract art. His love affair with modern painting became even
more apparent when he traveled to Spain and was exposed to amazing works
of abstract masters such as Picasso, Miro and Tapies. Once he moved to
United States he found great inspiration and education in the works of
Rothko, Pollack, Kelly, Kandinsky, Warhol and many other modern masters.
Initially he experimented with various mediums to create all types of
paintings. He ultimately found his medium of choice in Acrylics. The
versatility of Acrylic colors on multiple surfaces and the versatility with
which he could produce his paintings appealed to him. Yet just like all
his experimental techniques throughout his productive career as a painter
he is still striving to improve upon his style. Not bound by any
particular style of painting Saman has always embraced painting as a
medium to communicate feelings. To him colors can speak volume and invoke
a euphoric sense of satisfaction if the right balance is achieved. Hence
his work is ever evolving in the quest to uncover the perfect balance.
Saman has not yet subscribed to the notion of developing a style for life.
He is a firm believer that his paintings should reflect his experiences,
encounters and emotions throughout his life and change with him as his
life evolves. Saman is a graphic designer by trade and he believes that
his experiences as designer affects his paintings immensely. He has been
on a quest to strike the perfect balance between the two and at times
merge them together with exceptional results
Saman currently resides and works in Maryland and you can purchase his
artwork exclusively through Sands Artwork (www.sandsartwork.com).
Or Mr. Anonymous signs each painting as “Nine” as in the number 9. Anonymity is derived from the Greek word ανωνυμία, meaning "without a name" or "namelessness". In colloquial use, the term typically refers to a person, and often means that the personal identity or personally identifiable information of that person is not known.
More strictly, and in reference to an arbitrary element (e.g. an artist), if it is not identifiable, then the element is said to be "anonymous".
The term "anonymous message" typically refers to message (which is, for example, communication trough art) that does not carry any information about its sender and its intended recipient. It is therefore unclear if multiple such messages have been sent by the same artist or if they have the same intended recipient.
Sometimes it is desired that an artist can establish a long-term relationship (such as a reputation) with some other entity, without his/her personal identity being disclosed to that entity. In this case, it may be useful for the artist to establish a unique identifier, called a pseudonym, with the other entity. Examples of pseudonyms are nicknames (in this case “Nine”). A pseudonym enables the other entity to link different messages from the same artist and, thereby, the maintenance of a long-term relationship.
Nine paintings can be purchased exclusively through Sands Artwork (www.sandsartwork.com).
With a romantic name like, Serafino, it seems inevitable that this person would gravitate towards the arts. And he did. The third child and only son, Serafino, was raised in a lively, Italian, Canadian family where children grew up to pursue careers such as medicine or engineering. His sisters followed these traditional paths. But not Serafino... his heart was set on the arts. To his knowledge, no one else in his family has ever chosen this direction.
During high-school, Serafino confirmed his drive to artistry, and while there, learned how to draw, how to paint, color theory, and practical applications of concepts. He credits an art teacher for anchoring him and helping him form his base from which his art has grown.
After high-school, Serafino attended
Canada and graduated in 1996 with a BFA. College years were filled with theory and concept, unlike high-school, where he had learned practical application. The university also promoted art works that were an expression of the artist's political and social views. Not wanting his art work to be a political agenda, Serafino learned from his university experience what he did not want to do. He felt and still feels that when someone hangs an artist's work on their wall, it is the greatest compliment that can be given to an artist.
Inspiration for painting came to Serafino from the color field painters of the mid-century (1930s-50s.) Mark Rothko and his floating squares and
Barnett Newman's stripes are two minimalist artists that he particularly admires. In his own work, Serafino, began and remains intrigued by breaking down and reconstructing relationships. Color, line and form are a constant fascination to him. Viewing art, not only with passion and emotion, but as a science, he orchestrates an exquisite balance of texture, proportion, and color harmony often using the chevron, circle or square as themes in his paintings. Because he feels that anything on canvas is taken more seriously, he paints almost exclusively on canvas with acrylic paints.
After university, Serafino worked at several ateliers (studios) in various capacities. He says that continual exposure to the excellence in art work he saw there helped his work to mature and he became very dedicated to painting. At one of the ateliers, he summoned his courage to show his paintings to the President of the company and was hired as an artist. Due to the self- discipline Serafino demands of himself, he is a very prolific painter. He feels that even when a painting does not turn out the way he envisioned, he still learns something from it. And he does not quit, even on days where inspiration is more difficult, because he feels that quitting leads only to stagnation.
When asked what he hopes the future holds for him, this humble and some what reticent man says, his biggest desire is a solo art exhibition.
Others will be surprised only if it doesn't happen. His "hero" is Pablo Picasso, and he aspires to Picasso's greatness. "But," he laughingly says,
"If not, maybe my baby will achieve that when he grows up, and I will have been his mentor."
Laslo has had a love affair with art since he was a little boy. As a child, he would see a beautiful scene and think, “Wouldn’t that be a fabulous painting?” However, Laslo was raised in the steel town of
Pennsylvania where the norm was not a career in the arts.
Determined, the budding, young artist defied local convention and remained true to his artistic passion. His perseverance was rewarded far more than he ever could have imagined, and Laslo grew up to become a world-renowned artist and interior designer.
His first mentor was in the third grade. Laslo’s teacher, Ruth, recognized his talent, and she was a wonderful moral support. Further, she encouraged him to believe in himself. Not stopping there, she convinced Laslo’s parents that he had talent and that the arts would be the perfect route for him to follow. Laslo and Ruth have remained friends and still see one another.
During high school, Laslo says he hated football, basketball and math, but he loved art and dance. Taking as many art classes as possible, Laslo’s creative talents became obvious to everyone, and he won dozens of contests and was awarded a four-year college scholarship.
Laslo attended the Philadelphia College of Art. His innovation and interpretations, whether in painting, sculpture or ceramics made a huge impression on his instructors, and after his junior year he was given a cash award that would allow him to study in
Europe. But like most young adults, Laslo was tired of school and eager to jump into the “real world” and instead opted to move to
New York City.
Laslo’s talent was quickly recognized. He first worked at Doyle, Dane and Bernbach Advertising Agency as the Art Director. He created illustrations for such notable magazines as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Playboy and the New York Times. He painted and illustrated entire issues of the New York Times.
Laslo left to start his own freelance business, and one of his first projects was to design the store, Bergdorf-Goodman. He designed for Mikasa and then branched into furniture design, which was so successful that he has his own line. Laslo continued to expand and designs silver, gold, glass, carpet and lamps displaying outstanding and exciting creations in every arena. Quickly winning international acclaim as on of the nation’s top designers, Laslo modestly describes his work as a “twist on the classics.” His chameleon-like approach to art allows him to be ever changing and not be put into a box.
As multi-talented as Laslo is, drawing and painting remain his favorite expression of art. Finding inspiration in nature, Laslo never attempts to copy it too closely as he says, “Nature is the best painter.” He loves beautiful colors and is intrigued by form. Not preferring one medium to another, he can paint abstract art or figuratively.
Framing is very important, as Laslo wants what surrounds his art to reflect the décor of the room. Equally key is the matting because he desires that his work be able to “breathe” within the frame. He dislikes mediocrity and prefers that his paintings be minute or very large so they are not boring. Laslo likes to think of his artwork as floating on the wall. And, he says like a child with a new toy, his last work of art is always his favorite. He does not look back and concentrates on the future.
Art is a pleasure for Laslo, and he wants people who purchase his art to find beauty along with a sense of lightness and a continued sense of joy.
Well known for his own sense of humor, Laslo is a rare combination of creativity, humor and intellectualism.
Laslo has received the distinction of being chosen one of the best one hundred designers by House Beautiful in October of 1999 and 2002. His designs and work have appeared in all of the highly noted journals, such as Architectural Digest, and his accessory collections are sold in premiere stores around the world. Despite his busy schedule, Laslo says that unlike Van Gogh, he does not create in the midst of deep angst.
Rather, he says things just flow.
Freud, Sir Francis Bacon and Picasso are historical greats that Laslo admires. He feels a certain affinity with Picasso as Picasso was always changing and so is Laslo. The only theme that never changes is the excellence Laslo demands of himself. He does not search for ways to make more but rather concentrates on quality.
received her formal training from the
Little Rock. There, she earned a Bachelor of
Arts in Graphic Design and Master of Arts in Drawing, but these degrees were
simply a confirmation of the fun loving artistic spirit that was hers from
recalls a time in her early education when she first determined that Art would
be her field of study. She vividly remembers coming home and announcing that
the next family vacation should include a trip to the National Gallery of Art.
Every vacation from that time on regardless of location became a “gallery” in
the eyes of this young artist, whether it be a Broadway show, the sunny beaches
of the Caribbean, or the splendor of Egypt’s pyramids, the canvas was always
alive with color, light, and from for Adamson.
out as a hobby in traditional photography soon began to explode with light,
color, line and detail as Adamson began to throw out tradition and take the
road less traveled. With each new medium that she embraced, she found herself
more at home and as her education continued she found more encouragement from mentors
and peers to stretch her creative psyche. Adamson was honored with the Art
Student League Award during the 1999 Student Competitive at UALR.
with her husband, Justin.
Butler has created and successfully
marketed artwork, wall coverings and furniture accessories for many years.
Butler Design Incorporated enables
to design looks that shape today's industry trends.
A native of Washington,
began his flourishing art career in historic
Butler’s creative flexibility with materials
and techniques and his inclination to employ non-traditional materials in the
service of traditional design and imagery soon captivated the decorative art
fusions of giclee prints and metallic and pure paints on paper enriched by
embossments have brought to life imagery that ranges from leafy botanicals to
of styles present in Jardine’s artwork speaks volumes of this artist’s natural
curiosity and dynamic perspective. As a child, Jardine was raised on and
artistically shaped by the sights and sounds of
New York City.
would journey to a different museum every Sunday with her father, who is also a
painter. In an engrossed effort to study and learn from the master painters,
Jardine would blur her eyes at a time in order to change her perspective and
fully appreciate the compositions and the brushstrokes. Broadway shows also heightened
young Jardine’s senses to the endless combinations of color and light, fantasy
and whimsy that would eventually be incorporated into her work.
gravitated toward the tactile and, as an undergraduate student at the State
University of New York in
she concentrated on textile design and clay forms. There she developed an
interest in incorporation fibers into porcelain wall pieces. The resulting
series was displayed in an exceptional solo exhibition granted her before
graduation by the University.
conscientious effort to return to more traditional media, Jardine began an
apprenticeship with a graphic design studio and developed skills in various
advertising art and production techniques. Eventually, she began working
free-lance and built a strong reputation as a skilled concept illustrator and
art director. This work paved her return to watercolors in various genre as
florals, landscapes, still life and abstracts. Today, Jardine flourishes in
varied media but especially favors acrylics for their texturing and
self-professed coffee-holic, Jardine’s tastes run the gamut from the cool, blue
sounds of Joni Mitchell to the manic, wacky humor of the movie Beetlejuice.
Gustav Klimt is her idol; the master artist’s style and flavor is preeminent in
Jardine’s work, especially in the gilded palette, rich patterns, and exotic
textures. Jardine’s art is at once uncomplicated, vibrant, powerful but
Jardine credits much of her inspiration to her fascination with fashion and the
1920’s, her love of travel unquestionably fuels her creativity and stimulates
her artwork. Wanderlust has swept her to exotic countries both near and far.
She has toured extensively throughout Asia and been on safari in
Ultimately, her travel has revealed itself in many of her pieces in the
primitive pattering and Serengeti-inspired colors. At one memorable moment on a
visit to a Masai village, all the women came out to greet Jardine and her traveling
party with a tribal welcome song, an especially lasting and touching experience
for the artist.
began her artistic career just after high school. She learned the exacting
science of mat cutting and was able to create layered mat treatments that had
never been shown in wholesale market before. Neukam’s trained eye and desire to
learn more was conducive to her becoming an art photographer. Her dedication
and attention to detail helped her become a master at artwork display and
merchandising. In addition to her work behind the camera, she became adept at
setting up advertising shots and working with the processor to correct color.
her career Neukam took the responsibility of documenting processes and mediums
used by the artists whom artwork she used to photograph. Before long, she began
to dabble in the mediums first hand and with little prompting she began
creating her own artwork. She honed here skill throughout the years and
developed a distinctive style.
raising two daughters as a single mom, Neukam met and married the love of her
life. She now enjoys cooking, gardening and fishing, especially when she is
able to take her grandson along. Although, still a newlywed, Neukam recently
set up her in-home studio and planning on releasing a whole new line up of
exciting artwork in the near future.