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New York Grenade #8 - Russell  Young

Russell Young New York Grenade #8

Lenissima 16 - Martin C. Herbst

Martin C. Herbst Lenissima 16

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • James Ame  (+)

    Biography : Ame72 from his real name James Ame, a full-time artist who does street art all around the world. With an authentic background in graffiti and street art, Ame72 has developed his style into what he best describes as 'Conceptual Pop Art'. Having already exhibited in world renowned museums, galleries and auctions around the world, and been featured in numerous publications, including the iconic book, 'The Cult Of Lego'. Indeed, well-known as “Lego guy”, he uses these mass-produced molded smiling toy puppets, as a mean to transmit a message in his art prints. Messages borrowed from the urban texture and aimed towards the society’s characteristics: economic abundance, consumerism and commercialization.

    Exhibition : Animamix Biennial, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Beijing & Shanghai,China. Inside Job, Tel Aviv Museum Of Contemporary Art, Helena Pavillion, Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, More than Canvas, Haft Hall, Tel Aviv, Israel. Comics Cartoon Museum, Holon, Israel. Hebert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK. Auction Bonhams Urban Art, New Bond Street, London, UK. Matsart Fine Art Auctions, Tel Aviv, Israel. DNFA Urban Contemporary, London, UK. Tirosh Fine Art Auction, Israel. Grays Auction, Sydney, Australia. John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctions, Surrey, UK. Swedish Royal Opera Painted Samson & Delila artwork in Tel Aviv for Royal Swedish Opera. Attitude Gallery, Congleton, UK 34 FineArt, Cape Town, South Africa. Eden Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, USA. Black Rat Press, London, UK. Inoperable Gallery, Vienna, Austria. Galeria Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico. Sea No Evil Art Show, Riverside, California, USA. Kishon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Brooklyn Nite Gallery, New York, USA. T&P Fine Art, Philadelphia, USA. Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK. Ronen, Antwerp, Belgium. Comme il Faux, Tel Aviv, Israel. MSA Gallery, Paris, France. Legal Action Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Graffik Gallery, London. Design Space, Tel Aviv, Israel. Upfest Gallery, Bristol, UK. Urban Kind, UK. Atelier Rose & Gray, Hale, UK. Print & Press Untitled Street Art book DNFA catalogue cover The Art Of Lego book Comics Cartoon catalogue cover Olmert Street Art book Wired Juxtapoz Time Out Tel Aviv Sands Of Time, Magnetic Island Times, Australia Designed front cover for Schlueufen paper, Germany Art Fair, TV & Event Grand Art Fair, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel. Cans Festival, London, UK POW Open Day, London. Upfest Street Art Festival, Bristol. Meeting Of Styles, New Jersey, New York, USA. Lost Property, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Sydney, New York. Red Bull Street Elements, Tel Aviv, Israel. Motorola Stree

  • Hiro Ando

    Biography : Hiro Ando was born in 1973 on the Island of Shikoku, Japan. and began a career as an illustrator after graduating from the university of Tama Art in Tokyo in 1995. Hiro Ando is a polyvalent artist who has worked in many different mediums. He has used oil on canvas, digital supports and worked in video art. Hiro’s painting technique consists of elaborating several basic sketches before beginning to paint on the canvas. The last takes shape and emerges from the streets of Tokyo by night, clad with colors and graphics and moving in groups. Hiro paints dark urban landscapes with red fish scattered in the image. The mix of these two topics makes the whole canvas both dynamic and violent, with an odd feeling of eternity due to the red fish which are reminiscent of ancient Japanese paintings and watercolors. Just recently Ando added sculpture to his large spread of media and started working on a series of sculptures which are inspired by Japanese popular culture. In this way, his subject, the cat, which in Japan is a lucky charm in the form of the Maneki-Neko, comes in a variety of traditional Japanese figures such as the Samurai or the Sumo. He translates this theme in a very modern way. The shiny and smooth materials, the bright colors, the sharp but rounded shapes of Hiro Ando’s sculptures take us to the world of Mangas in which the artist’s generation grew up. The art of Hiro Ando is the meeting between the Meiji era and the Manga. It is Shogun in Pokemon land, it is traditional Japan viewed through young eyes. It is Japanese Neo Pop Art.

  • Ruth Bloch

    Biography : Ruth Bloch was born in 1951 to artistic parents. Her father was a musician and her mother a ceramic artist. An avid painter from an early age, Ruth attended the Avny Art Institute where her talent was immediately recognized by her professors. She was encouraged to continue working in her own creative mode and to develop the personal style that characterizes her sculpture today. "For me, what makes art is pureness, the fewer stages you have from the inner you to the art, the better," explains the artist. This philosophy inspires much of her creation. She strives to deliver a pure quality from the profound depths of the self and this is illustrated in a piece like "Family" which evokes the sense of unity and togetherness that is fostered in her own family. Bloch speaks of a period spent in the desert area of Arava, with her husband and her four children in very positive terms despite the health problems that she suffered at this time. This move helped her discover her artistic bearings and in her own words, "to create, to love, to wrap my family around me, to give and to receive love. I see the world in brighter colors now."

  • Ruth Bloch  (+)

    Biography : Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artistic parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family lived in a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where, in her early youth, she was afforded many opportunities to develop her artistic abilities. As a young adult, Ruth attended the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv. She furthered her education in the United States where she received a degree in psychology.

    Exhibition : Permanent Gallery Exhibitions: Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA Atlas Galleries,Chicago, IL Arta Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel Tribas Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Galerie Vivendi, Paris, France Galerie Castiglione, Barbizon, France Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, FL ZK Gallery, San Francisco, CA Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Galerie Dauphin, Singapore Cafmeyer Gallery Knokke, Heist, Belgium Galerie Du Soleil, Naples, FL Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA Creekside Gallery, Park City, UT

    Detailed Description : Ruth Bloch's growth as sculptor is far easier to trace than her influences. As a figurative sculptor, Bloch most closely relates to Henry Moore for his fluidity of line and his genius for making massive appear delicate. Her work entitled, "Fatherhood," blends human forms in an eternal circle, echoing Moore's ability to realize the full potential of the sculptural form. Bloch, however, unlike her predecessor, allows no separation between man, woman and child. In Ruth’s view, all of these figures are one instead of separate; we all play a key role in the perpetual circle of life. The influence of the Italian Master, Alberto Giacometti, is also quite visible in Bloch's art. Her stylized, elongated figures and the highly textural patinas that define her bronze work are reminiscent of Giacometti's artistic individuality. Currently, Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of both masculine and feminine forces. She has mastered working with bronze, and her elegant human sculptures are viscerally appealing to people of all ages. Her works are exhibited all over the world.

  • Ruth Bloch  (+)

    Biography : Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artistic parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family lived in a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where, in her early youth, she was afforded many opportunities to develop her artistic abilities. As a young adult, Ruth attended the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv. She furthered her education in the United States where she received a degree in psychology.

    Exhibition : Permanent Gallery Exhibitions: Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA Atlas Galleries,Chicago, IL Arta Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel Tribes Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Galerie Vivendi, Paris, France Galerie Castiglione, Barbizon, France Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, FL ZK Gallery, San Francisco, CA Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Galerie Dauphin, Singapore Cafmeyer Gallery Knokke, Heist, Belgium Galerie Du Soleil, Naples, FL Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA Creekside Gallery, Park City, UT International Shows 1990-2006 ArtExpo NY 1995 Art Miami, FL, Art Expo Miami, FL 1996 Art Miami, FL 1997 Art Palm Beach, FL, Art 21 Las Vegas, NV Sofa, Chicago, IL Art America, Miami, FL Art Expo, CA 1998 Art Palm Beach, FL Sofa, NY Art Vancouver, Canada Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA Sofa, Chicago, IL 1999 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV 2000 ArtExpo, Miami, FL; Art 21, Las Vegas, NV; Sofa, Chicago, IL; ArtExpo, Los Angeles, CA; 2001 Sofa, Chicago, IL; Art Expo, CA; Art Palm Springs, CA 2002 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Contemporary Art Fair, Hong Kong, China 2003 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Sofa Chicago; Palm Beach Contemporary Art, FL; Europe Art, Geneva; Art Show, London; Palm Beach Antique Show, FL. 2004 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Sofa Chicago; Palm Beach Contemporary Art, FL; Art Shanghai, China; Art and Design, NY; Palm Beach Antique Show, FL. 2005 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Sofa Chicago; Palm Beach 3, FL;

    Detailed Description : Ruth Bloch's growth as sculptor is far easier to trace than her influences. As a figurative sculptor, Bloch most closely relates to Henry Moore for his fluidity of line and his genius for making massive appear delicate. Her work entitled, "Fatherhood," blends human forms in an eternal circle, echoing Moore's ability to realize the full potential of the sculptural form. Bloch, however, unlike her predecessor, allows no separation between man, woman and child. In Ruth’s view, all of these figures are one instead of separate; we all play a key role in the perpetual circle of life. The influence of the Italian Master, Alberto Giacometti, is also quite visible in Bloch's art. Her stylized, elongated figures and the highly textural patinas that define her bronze work are reminiscent of Giacometti's artistic individuality.

  • Ruth Bloch  (+)

    Biography : Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artistic parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family lived in a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where, in her early youth, she was afforded many opportunities to develop her artistic abilities. As a young adult, Ruth attended the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv. She furthered her education in the United States where she received a degree in psychology.

    Exhibition : Permanent Gallery Exhibitions: Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA Atlas Galleries,Chicago, IL Arta Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel Tribes Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Galerie Vivendi, Paris, France Galerie Castiglione, Barbizon, France Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, FL ZK Gallery, San Francisco, CA Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Galerie Dauphin, Singapore Cafmeyer Gallery Knokke, Heist, Belgium Galerie Du Soleil, Naples, FL Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA Creekside Gallery, Park City, UT International Shows 1990-2006 ArtExpo NY 1995 Art Miami, FL, Art Expo Miami, FL 1996 Art Miami, FL 1997 Art Palm Beach, FL, Art 21 Las Vegas, NV Sofa, Chicago, IL Art America, Miami, FL Art Expo, CA 1998 Art Palm Beach, FL Sofa, NY Art Vancouver, Canada Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA Sofa, Chicago, IL 1999 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV 2000 ArtExpo, Miami, FL; Art 21, Las Vegas, NV; Sofa, Chicago, IL; ArtExpo, Los Angeles, CA; 2001 Sofa, Chicago, IL; Art Expo, CA; Art Palm Springs, CA 2002 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Contemporary Art Fair, Hong Kong, China 2003 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Sofa Chicago; Palm Beach Contemporary Art, FL; Europe Art, Geneva; Art Show, London; Palm Beach Antique Show, FL. 2004 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Sofa Chicago; Palm Beach Contemporary Art, FL; Art Shanghai, China; Art and Design, NY; Palm Beach Antique Show, FL. 2005 Art Miami, FL; Art Palm Springs, CA; Sofa Chicago; Palm Beach 3, FL;

    Detailed Description : Ruth Bloch's growth as sculptor is far easier to trace than her influences. As a figurative sculptor, Bloch most closely relates to Henry Moore for his fluidity of line and his genius for making massive appear delicate. Her work entitled, "Fatherhood," blends human forms in an eternal circle, echoing Moore's ability to realize the full potential of the sculptural form. Bloch, however, unlike her predecessor, allows no separation between man, woman and child. In Ruth’s view, all of these figures are one instead of separate; we all play a key role in the perpetual circle of life. The influence of the Italian Master, Alberto Giacometti, is also quite visible in Bloch's art. Her stylized, elongated figures and the highly textural patinas that define her bronze work are reminiscent of Giacometti's artistic individuality.

  • Ruth Bloch  (+)

    Biography : Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artistic parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family lived in a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where, in her early youth, she was afforded many opportunities to develop her artistic abilities. As a young adult, Ruth attended the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv. She furthered her education in the United States where she received a degree in psychology. Bloch looks back fondly on a period spent in the desert area of Arava with her husband and her four children. Despite suffering from health problems at the time, overall, it was very positive experience. The move to the desert led her to the discovery of artistic bearings and, in her own words, inspired her, "to create, to love, to wrap my family around me, to give and to receive love. I see the world in brighter colors now."

    Exhibition : Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA Atlas Galleries, Chicago, IL Arta Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel Tribes Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Galerie Vivendi, Paris, France Galerie Castiglione, Barbizon, France Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, FL Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Galerie Dauphin, Singapore Cafmeyer Gallery Knokke, Heist, Belgium Galerie Du Soleil, Naples, FL Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA Creekside Gallery, Park City, UT International Shows 2006 Art Miami, FL | Sofa, NY | Palm Beach Antique Show, FL | Art Show London | Art Shanghai, China | Art Toronto, Canada 2005 Art Miami, FL | Art Palm Springs, CA | Sofa, Chicago, IL | Palm Beach 3, FL | Art Show London | Art Shanghai, China | Art and Design, NY | Palm Beach Antique Show, FL 2004 Art Miami, FL | Art Palm Springs, CA | Sofa, Chicago, IL | Palm Beach Contemporary Art, FL | Art Shanghai, China | Art and Design, NY | Palm Beach Antique Show, FL 2003 Art Miami, FL | Art Palm Springs, CA | Sofa, Chicago, IL | Palm Beach Contemporary Art, FL | Europe Art, Geneva | Art Show, London | Palm Beach Antique Show, FL 2002 Art Miami, FL | Art Palm Springs, CA | Contemporary Art Fair, Hong Kong, Chin | 2001 Sofa, Chicago, IL | Art Expo, CA | Art Palm Springs, CA 2000 Art Expo, Miami, FL | Art 21, Las Vegas, NV | Sofa, Chicago, IL | Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA 1999 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV 1998 Art Palm Beach, FL | Sofa, NY | Art Vancouver, Canada | Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA | Sofa, Chicago, IL 1997 Art Palm Beach, FL | Art 21 Las Vegas, NV | Sofa, Chicago, IL | Art America, Miami, FL | Art Expo, CA 1996 Art Miami, FL 1995 Art Miami, FL | Art Expo Miami, FL 1990-2006 Art Expo NY Solo Shows 2003 Galerie Vivendi, Paris, France 2002 Galerie Vivendi, Paris, France 2001 Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA | Atlas Galleries, Chicago, IL 2000 Arta Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel; Galerie Vivendi, Paris, Franc

    Detailed Description : Ruth Bloch's growth as sculptor is far easier to trace than her influences. As a figurative sculptor, Bloch most closely relates to Henry Moore for his fluidity of line and his genius for making massive appear delicate. Her work entitled, "Fatherhood," blends human forms in an eternal circle, echoing Moore's ability to realize the full potential of the sculptural form. Bloch, however, unlike her predecessor, allows no separation between man, woman and child. In Ruth’s view, all of these figures are one instead of separate; we all play a key role in the perpetual circle of life. The influence of the Italian Master, Alberto Giacometti, is also quite visible in Bloch's art. Her stylized, elongated figures and the highly textural patinas that define her bronze work are reminiscent of Giacometti's artistic individuality.

  • Yi Shin Chiang  (+)

    Biography : Yi Shin (Nora) Chiang, born in Taiwan in 1987, is a Fine Art artist now based in San Francisco. Her love in painting started at the age of 16. In 2005, the winning of 2nd place of Canada B.C. Annual Memorial Contest was a milestone for Yi Shin and this encouraged her to receive her B.F.A. in Illustration from Academy of Art University. After graduation, her passion in art led her to pursue her MFA in Fine Art in Academy of Art University. In 2013, she got the opportunity to go to Italy for a summer-term program at Santa Reparata International School of Art. She currently emphasizes on oil medium and is knowledgeable in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, etc. Majority of her works focus on portraiture, figurative, landscape, and cityscape. In addition, she is currently doing a portrait series, "Half Empty, Half Full" that examines the critical moment when two opposing emotions coexist in competition, the depiction of an unresolved dilemma as revealed in the facial expression of someone paused at a turning point.

    Exhibition : AWARDS 2015 Coos Art Museum: Expressions West 2015, Honorable Mention 2015 de Young Museum: 19th Annual de Young Showcase “Divergence: Emerging Legacies”, Finalist ​2015 Artist Portfolio Magazine: 2014/15 Portraits Art Exhibition, Top 20 2015 Peoria Art Guild: Nude Attitude 2015, Finalist 2015 Ninth Annual International Juried Exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Finalist 2014 Dab Art Host: 2014 International Juried show at the HUD Gallery, Best in Show 2014 The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Finalist 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition, Jury's Favorite 2014 Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, 5th Annual "Abstracts" competition, Special Recognition (SR) Artist 2014 Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show, MFA Abstract Painting, 3rd Place 2013 Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show, MFA Abstract Painting, 2nd Place 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition, Jury's Favorite 2012 Taiwan Museum of Fine Art 1st "Beauty of Taiwan" Contest, Finalist 2005 Canada B.C Annual Memorial Contest, 2nd Place EXHIBITIONS 2015 Legacy and Divergence, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015 19th Annual de Young Showcase “Divergence: Emerging Legacies”, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA 2015 Expressions West 2015 Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, OR 2015 3rd Annual Nude Attitude Exhibition, Peoria Art Guild Gallery, IL 2015 Small Works 2015 Exhibit, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY 2015 Ninth Annual International Juried Exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Clatsop Community College's Art Center Gallery, Astoria, OR 2014 The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY 2014 Dab Art's International Juried Show, HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA 2014 Tiny Show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2014 "Half Empty, Half Full", The Cannery Gallery, San Francis

    Detailed Description : “This ambiguous moment is both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time,” explains Chiang. “There must be times in life when you hit a crossroads. Any kind of decision you make can change your life completely, but there would be no turning back once the choice has been made.” Chiang works exclusively with close friends and family, taking countless photos in preparation before executing a life-size study, then the final portrait. The figurative paintings represent earlier explorations of a similar theme in which ambiguity is expressed through the suggestion of motion, yet encompasses emotional ambivalence as well. Comparison of the two series provides insight into the maturing of the underlying concept.

  • Jack Daly

    Biography : Born in the UK, Jack Daly is based between London and LA. He works primarily with models and actors to create themes and narratives revolving around a central topic. Jack attended the University of Portsmouth, where he graduated with a First Class Honors and an internationally recognized project which was immensely popular in the online community. Jack Daly’s striking photographic work focuses heavily on a tongue-in-cheek style, where characters lead the narrative and meaning behind each image, with objects and recognizable pop-culture imagery helping to communicate ideas.

  • Jan Davidoff

    Biography : It would be too easy to follow one’s first impression and dismiss Jan Davidoff’s paintings as “figurative art”. In fact, his works are to be positioned on a level between concreteness and abstraction, on which real life scenes are confronted with a deeper meaning. Therefore photographs of travel experiences are being adapted on the computer back at the studio and then reduced to silhouettes, exaggerated and layered in various pictorial planes to set them into re-evaluating and significant contexts. For example, the crowd paintings are inspired by Davidoff’s experiences in the tourist strongholds all over the world. But at the same time the indifferent background detaches the masses from their