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Artsetter is changing the rules of the art market: contemporary art is no longer an elite entity. As the curators, members vote to determine which candidates will become the next Artsetter artists. Become an artsetter, and participate in this revolution by voting to express your artistic taste.

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Elena Zaharia
Elena Zaharia Vote Number of votes: 2/50
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ElenaZaharia creates pop art paintings, mixed media artworks and new medias designs. By using popular themes such as sexuality and everyday life, Elena wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of added component. In her new medias , multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. Her use of colors are visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of eccentric or odd elements. Her works often refers to pop and mass culture. Using symbols she creates situations and breaks the passivity of the spectator, she touches various overlapping themes and strategies.Her works sometimes radiate descriptive intensities of emerging beauty. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning.
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Dougie Hayz
Dougie Hayz Vote Number of votes: 2/50
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“The Art of Dougie Hayz is a contemporary blend of absurd pop culture meets the technological age. Doug’s art focuses on the more important things in life. Like what if OJ Simpson and Screech from Saved by the Bell had a baby with a high pitched voice and carving knives for hands. Doug's art is what television will look like 200 years from now when we can look back and not be horrified. It’s a bold and seemingly senseless jangle that makes you happy for reasons you can’t quite explain. Like a hidden 3d picture, or hologram cards of your favorite superheroes." --- The HMC aka The Healthiest Man In Canada
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Alain FAURE
Alain FAURE Vote Number of votes: 6/50
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BIOGRAPHIE J'étais au collège en classe de 6ème, lorsque mon professeur de dessin décida un jour de convoquer mes parents. Cette rencontre qui avait pour but de m'orienter vers des études artistiques, allait radicalement changer le cours de ma vie. Dès lors, j'ai toujours considéré que l'art et la peinture en particulier allaient faire partie intégrante de mon existence. Après un long parcours jalonné de rencontres artistiques, d'expositions, de fréquentations assidues de groupes de dessin, croquis, peinture, sculpture et même poterie, j'ai créé et animé un atelier durant 3 ans. Aujourd'hui je suis toujours amoureux du bel art et je vous propose de me suivre dans ma galerie où vous trouverez les créations des dernières années jusqu’à ce jour. Vous pourrez remarquer ainsi comment ma peinture a pu évoluer entre figuratif et abstraction, pour s'installer depuis dans un climat conceptuel moderne. Mais avant de vous remercier de votre visite et de vos éventuels commentaires, je vais vous raconter comment je suis reparti dans la spirale de cette influence. Bien cordialement………..Alain ‘’ Dans l'escalier qui conduit au plancher de mon grenier l'envie est grande de retrouver les quelques toiles laissées par mon père. A chaque pas, c'est le bois qui grince et qui propose son atmosphère toute particulière d'une quête pleine d'espoir. Le rayon de lumière filtré par la petite lucarne m'indique avec précision la poutre maîtresse où sont appuyés les tableaux. Encore une enjambée et voilà......Je procède délicatement et m'empare de l'une des œuvres, c'est un paysage, un voyage, un horizon ou plutôt une aventure. Je commence dès lors à laisser cheminer l'idée de reprendre à mon tour les pinceaux. Quoi de plus magique pour poursuivre l'évasion ‘’
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VILDEMAN richard
VILDEMAN richard Vote Number of votes: 5/50
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VILDEMAN peint, tout en travaillant simultanément à la réalisation de gravures et de sculptures. Faisant appel à diverses techniques qui vont de la peinture au dessin, en passant par les pochoirs et les écritures, VILDEMAN conçoit son travail comme un assemblage d'indices graphiques tout en équilibre avec un vraie travail de peintre de la couleur. Pour ce faire, depuis de nombreuses années il collecte des images issues de la mémoire collective et [dans l’imagerie du monde], afin de se constituer une "encyclopédie" visuelle. L'artiste sélectionne des fragments qu'il agence pour que, une fois rassemblés, ceux-ci "deviennent porteur[s] de symboles, de sens poétique [inconsciente] ’’ ou d’engagement. Son univers créatif est également nourri de l'ensemble des images découpées dans les magazines, traitant de sujets aussi divers que la publicité, l'actualité, l'imagerie populaire ou bien encore qui font écho à son histoire personnelle, à sa mythologie personnelle. Rapprochant sa démarche artistique à celle d'un chanteur de Maloya – musique traditionnelle réunionnaise –, VILDEMAN exerce son art de manière à la fois avec rigueur dans la construction de l’œuvre, à l’intérieur d’un cadre [rythme] qu’il met lui-même en place ; et de manière spontanée dans le lâché prise, afin de permettre à son inconscient de s'exprimer en toute liberté.
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Vasily Belikov
Vasily Belikov Vote Number of votes: 2/50
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Belikov Vasilij Matveevich (1922-1994) Vasilij Belikov was born in Tambov region in 1922, shortly after the civil war in Russia. His father died when the boy was only six weeks old. His mother with two children soon married a widower who had three own children. Then three more were born. They lived in poverty. In the early 30’s, the family moved to Astrakhan, but there was not enough money for two children's tickets. So, Vasilij, who was only eleven years old, and his thirteen-year stepbrother were left in the village and during a year they were without means of livelihood. They lived in a dugout, nearly died of starvation. Were eating frozen potatoes collected in the fields. Vasilij was drawing playing cards and exchanged it for bread, also he was drawing posters for the village council. They survived... Then they were taken to Astrakhan. In 1938 Vasilij entered in Astrakhan Art School. But three years later he was forced to interrupt the studies. In early 1941 he was drafted for Navy and was sent to the Joint School of Caspian Naval Flotilla. The war began. In the 1942 Belikov – the sailor on gunboat "Bakinskij Rabotchij" in the Caspian Sea. In 1943 he fought at Novorossiisk in the Battalion of the Marine Corps. Subsequently, until the end of the war, he served in the troop of surveillance and communications Volga - Black Sea coast. After the war he continued service in the Black Sea Fleet. He was awarded medals "For Victory over Germany" and "For the Defense of the Caucasus". In 1947, after demobilization, Vasilij Belikov continued his studies in Penza Art College, because the Astrakhan school was already closed. One of his teachers was the outstanding Russian artist Goryushkin-Sorokopudov. After graduation, Belikov began to work in the Penza branch of the Art Fund, and from 1955 to 1961 he was its director. A lot of strength and health he spent on administrative work. In forty he contracted tuberculosis and for several years he was disabled. Wandering the hospitals, clinics, sanatoriums, Vasilij gave himself a vow: to devote rest of his life for painting and art. Having defeated the disease, the artist resumed creative work. Since the early 70s, his art began to attract the attention of audiences and critics. Many times he had visited the house of creativity "Academic", where he was fortunate to meet with the leading artists of the USSR. In 1975 Vasilij Belikov became the member of the USSR Union of Artists. The main genres in his creativity - landscape, in the lesser degree - still life and portrait. The name of artist is included in the "World Biographical Dictionary of Artists" and in "A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters". At the end of 2012 there was an exhibition in the Penza art gallery dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the artist.
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M.B M.B
M.B M.B Vote Number of votes: 1/50
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Bienvenue dans un monde entre rêve et réalité ! Un monde où le temps, comme les lieux, s'effacent, où les personnages vont et viennent, semblables et différents, pour que les histoires deviennent contes ou légendes, antiques ou mythiques. Un monde tout en peintures, sculptures, dessins, gravures sur verre, bois pyrogravé, mélange des styles et des matières, livre, poésie, roman, récits, nouvelles, contes, légendes, abstrait, figuratif, surréaliste, paysages, portraits, illustrations, ...
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Valeriy Grachov
Valeriy Grachov Vote Number of votes: 4/50
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Biography Valeriy Grachov was born in Archangelsk, Russia in 1949. He went to school in Leningrad in 1956 and later moved to Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine with the family. He graduated from high school in Kiev and entered Kiev’s Institute of Design and Architecture in 1966 with following graduation in 1972. The artist traveled, resided and worked in many places over mountains in Central Asia, Baikal, Far East, on the islands in Japanese Sea. He lived and worked in Jyvaskyla (Finland) in 1988, Trenton (USA) in 1989-90, Prague (Czech Rep.) in 1974-75. Presently lives in Kiev, Ukraine. Single Exhibitions 1. The Institute of Experimental Designing, Kiev, Ukraine - 1975 2. The Union of Composers, Kiev, Ukraine - 1982 3. The Union of Composers, Kiev, Ukraine - 1984 4. The Union of Architects, Kiev, Ukraine - 1984 5. The Ministry of Geology, Kiev, Ukraine - 1988 6. The Club of Vasyutintsi Village, Chercassy Reg. Ukraine - 1989 7. The Palace of Sport, Kiev, Ukraine - 1993 8. The Ukrainian Art House, Kiev, Ukraine - 1993 9. The Museum of Shevchenko, together with S. Naberezhnih, Kiev, Ukraine - 1993 10. Rifle Club, Prague, Czech Republic - 1994 11. International Trade Center, Central Office of AUDI, Prague, Czech Republic - 1994 12. The Gallery “Fatherland”, Kiev, Ukraine - 1997 13. The Hall of Archive of Literature and Art, Kiev, Ukraine - 2002 14. The House of Actor, Kiev, Ukraine - 2003 15. The Art Gallery of Kiev-Mogylyan Academy, Kiev, Ukraine - 2004 Group Exhibitions 1. State Planetarium, Kiev, Ukraine - 1995 2. The Ukrainian Art House, Kiev, Ukraine - 1996 3. China Jinshan (Shanghai) International Folk Painting Exhibition - 2005 4. Aesthetica Magazine Art Exhibition, York, UK - 2006 5. 'Suzirja' Theater, Kiev, Ukraine, 2008 6. "De Ribas". The 'Soviart' Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine, 2008 7. 'Art Kiev 2008', Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine, 2008 Awards 1. DigiFestival.net - winner in discipline Photography, Mercafir, P.zza Artom 12 - FIRENZE, Italy, 2005 2. The Best Artwork of the Month, Mansco Style, January, Spain, 2008 3. 1st PRIZE in Art Contest "De Ribas". The 'Soviart' Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine, 2008 Publications 1. Travel News Magazine, No. 10-11, pp. 37-40, Ukraine, 2003 2. Global Vision Platform, Netherlands, 2005 3. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 4-5, USA, Jul/Aug, 2006 4. International Artist *, No. 52, pp. 110-119, Canada/USA, Dec/Jan, 2007 5. Fine Art Magazine, pp. 44-45, USA, Spring, 2007 6. Harvests of New Millennium, Volume 1, Number 1, India, January, 2008 7. The MAG, ArtNow Online, USA, April, 2008 8. Art Business News, USA, July, 2008 9. L'Art de l'Aquarelle, n. 6, France, September, 2010 10. Pratiques Des Art, n. 23, France, May, 2011
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othmane taleb
othmane taleb Vote Number of votes: 2/50
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Architect and visual artist. Othman Taleb was born in 1977, studied architecture at the Tunis School of Architecture (ENAU). Be looking for a type of contemporary architecture of the face. Othmane tends both to a visual paint passage through beings. Prepare for travel by a set of shapes, colors, flesh tones, freshly "démoulue" and "virgins". This work on each canvas around the tension between getting the sensory quality and be constructive in terms of form. The more he does this, the gap between abstraction and figuration becomes interesting. Using different classical mediums (graphite, charcoal and oil paint), he fight for a new reading of figurative art and always pushing further the limits of the representative, his representation of the body and portraits is not less deeply modern and is a reflection of the great socio-cultural issues of our time. It painted / not draw in front of a live model, but from photographs taken beforehand and associated with many other iconographic sources, serve as a starting point. In the creative process, bodies and faces, he tries to extract a story like open books, anatomy deeply chart. On the sides, sometimes we read boredom, sadness, provocation, loneliness, pride. A process of exploring the limits of mediums, complex process whose sources are constantly changing in response to the act of painting. Thus they seize a state in the making.
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Sergei Inkatov
Sergei Inkatov Vote Number of votes: 3/50
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Sergei Inkatov was born in Baku in 1971. 1987 Entered art vocational school in Baku to study painting. 1992 recived Certificate of Tver (Russia) high artistic school after Venitsianov class of painting Member of Russian Artist`s Union in Estonia Laureate of the fund ”Cultural Property», Russia, Laureate of the competition «Tallinn Cultural Capital of Europe 2011” Works of S. Inkatov are held in the Art Museum of Narva, «Cultural Property» of the Art Fund in Russia, at the «Comas» Gallery in Spain, Barcelona. At the Maardu Administration in Estonia and many private collections around the word. Now lives and works in Estonia
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