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- "Inspire and Empower" - Featured Artist - Wenny B
Have you ever wondered why many of us prefer to live in the moment and not question too much about the works of our brain? Why is it that we call ourselves superior beings and yet we don’t pry too much into our own heads and question ourselves? As ordinary as we might seem to each other, we’re one of the most complex creatures on this planet. Our minds are home to some of the most bizarre mechanisms, some of them still yet to be completely discovered. The ways of our subconscious mind can be deceitful and delicate to our own true nature. The unknown always evokes a sense of fear and uneasiness among humans; to know that we have no complete control over the powerhouse of our bodies can be a very frightening and humbling reality. To think that our minds can contradict against the words that rest on our tongues and what we choose to show people about ourselves holds a serenity in itself. Yet there are those among us who dare to learn more about our minds quaint but fascinating ways. Some might think that the human brain may be of curiosity to only medical professionals and scientists, but talents all across the spectrum of art explore this daunting yet beautiful creation. Whether these are painters, sculptors, musicians, writers, dancers or any other profession; throughout history these geniuses have dared to venture into the indefinite. Wenny B is an Indonesian artist residing in Singapore. She specializes in the art of quirky painting, mainly following current art trends like surrealism, conceptual art, hyper realism and real art. Surrealism is best known for its visual artworks, writings and the juxtaposition of uncommon imagery. Artists paint unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects and developing painting techniques that allow the unconscious to express itself. Wenny’s main aim behind her artwork is to emphasize on the message of ‘Looking beneath the Surface’. She echoes on the reality of how everything is not how it seems on the surface through her artwork and how we need to dig deep and ugly to truly find the exquisite side of our existence. The building of one’s career is a tiresome and overwhelming journey for any individual. She tells us how she overcame these challenges with passion, devotion and a never giving up attitude. At the same time she makes sure to keep reaching out for new ideas and inspirations. Overcoming hurdles in her professional life gives her an immeasurable sense of pride. During this grave time of a pandemic where we need any string of hope to hold onto, she has initiated a 100 day challenge to cheer the world up with her quirky paintings. Her key message to other artists is to never stop making art. She believes a world without art is a world without meaning. This stands to be very true since art of any form reflects our perceptions and views of the world. To stop these reflections would be the killing of the human spirit and imagination. In her view it’s very important for students to keep exploring their artistic skills as it widens one's creativity and brings positivity into our lives. Wenny’s greatest inspiration is Walt Disney. He once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember, this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse." He is an inspiration for anyone who dreams of creating something great out of something that might seem so ordinary and insignificant. The major idols in her craft and work are Hieronymus Bosch, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali. These are some of the prodigious artists who reflected the concepts of real life issues and the boundless elements of life that go unnoticed by us. Even though they struggled with troubled minds of their own, they didn’t stop to mirror these thoughts and their marvels of the odd into their artwork. Her work gives us a glimpse of courage and unique ability to bring life to these surreal topics. We at ARTOZE encourage and highly appreciate such actions where artists come forward to stand along with the other fellow community members to share their experiences, views and knowledge through "Inspire and Empower", a series By the Artists, For the Artists in association with ARTOZE Gallery and Exhibitions.
- "Inspire and Empower" - Featured Artist - Thea Ong Po
Art reminds us of the essence of our world that we tend to forget while hustling in our daily lives. Nature’s gifts are often buried away and go unnoticed by us. Artists bring out the colorful hue and appreciation of our surroundings to our notice, reminding us of our mortality and yet the beauty of our creation. They breathe life onto a canvas and always enchant us with their unique perception of the world. Thea Ong Po is one such artist hailing from the Philippines; her works know no bounds to the limits of artistry. She specializes in floral paintings, landscapes and botanical paintings. Currently she is into exploring skyscapes and urban scapes paintings. She is always humbled and constantly learning through her experiences. Apart from exploring and creating her own art, she conducts art workshops to spread her knowledge and skills of art. She believes the dexterity of art can be possessed by anybody and so her students range from kids to adults. She aims at sharing her passion of artwork and watercolor painting through these teaching lessons. Her father and brother have had an enormous and special impact on her passion. They were the steppingstones for her who persistently gave their inputs for her to improve and discover her talents. Any artist would love to see the kind of impact they can have on another person's life and art. Likewise for Thea, seeing her students come up with something that incorporates her teachings gives her immense pride. During these severe times of a pandemic, frontline healthcare workers face many adversities and are fighting for people's lives every day. Leaving behind and risking their own and family's lives can be very strenuous on their physical and mental state as well. Thea along with her artistic community has sent out her artworks and art messages to the front liners and Covid patients as well using the hashtag #touchlivesthroughart. This sent across a ripple of positivity and motivation among doctors, nurses and patients. Her main message to other artists out there is to keep on painting. Even if they face obstacles and feel the need to stop, they can take rest but must keep going on after that. The renowned artist, Henri Matisse’s quote beautifully integrated her message, “Creativity takes courage”. For her it is very important for students to express their feelings and emotions through art. Art gives people a chance to share their imagination and ideas. As long as an individual is content and responsible with their artwork, she encourages them to continue drawing, painting and creating what their soul and mind chases. The greatest inspiration behind her work is her father, Jose Ong. He is an artist specializing in sculpture. She takes great pride and honor in being his daughter and he has always been a source of inspiration to her. Few of the great artists she idolizes are Jenna Rainey, the late Qing Han (qinniart), Louise De Masi, JC Vargas and Stan Miller. Her artwork and the ambiance of it is a reminder to all of us to take a break from the superficial aspects of our lives and truly enjoy nature’s bounties. We at ARTOZE encourage and highly appreciate such actions where artists come forward to stand along with the other fellow community members to share their experiences, views and knowledge through "Inspire and Empower", a series By the Artists, For the Artists in association with ARTOZE Gallery and Exhibitions.
- The Creative Buds - An Online International Art Exhibition & Competition for Students
We’ve heard that opportunities don't happen, you create them. But today we’d like to let you all know that ARTOZE is gifting an opportunity for student artists to shine in glory. It is our latest edition of an online joyride in which we have prepared a thrilling and artsy exhibition and competition calling for students up-to 18-years of age. All the themes of this event revolves around the beauty of our surroundings and the astounding captivity of nature’s gifts. Times where we’re isolated from our environment and stuck between the concrete walls of our homes, it is going to be a refreshing journey for students to explore their creative sides through Mother Earth’s essence and a moment to reminisce those memories strung to Earth. The first category is for students up till the age of seven, their theme being ‘Planet Earth’. The second category will feature students from the ages 8 to 13 and the theme designated to them is ‘The Beautiful Nature’. Our third category is for students between the ages of 14 to 18, to enlighten their thoughts and vision the theme assigned to them is ‘The Future I Visualize’, which is also apt to their growing and flourishing age niche into young adults. This is the prime opportunity for students to unleash their talents. Students and parents can go under every category online where ‘Go as You Like’ is mentioned and submit their artworks under these categories. Students are open to submit paintings, drawings, sketches, oil pastels, and canvas. Please note that Digital Art will not be accepted. The link to register for the event is here:- tiny.cc/artoze-students Such an exhibition comes along with fruitful benefits for students and gives them a chance to launch their artistic careers and passions later in life. It gives them an insightful glance into how the world of art functions, and this will allow them to showcase their talents globally and be internationally recognized. It ensures to give them outstanding visibility and boost their confidence in their art as well as other respective fields. Events like this tend to build a warm community of art lovers who are ready to support you and back you up. Apart from prizes for winners, all students will be granted certificates of participation. Every student will be showered with appreciation and love from the artistic community. They can also gain wise feedback and critique regarding their artwork which will help them to polish their skills. This experience is ensured to be one of a kind, that you are likely to remember for the rest of your life, as one of the steppingstones to your booming careers. ARTOZE is just simply pleased and excited to meet those students with vibrant thoughts to paint. We are constantly making efforts to give you the best online global competition and exhibition experience. We wish you all the very best.
- The Importance of Arts in Students Life
Student life is all about academic progress and personal development. In this preposition of time, they’re pressed under the iron of assignments, tests and deadlines. It is important to reduce the heat to ensure not to let the creative side shrink. Art is a prominent way to do this, it welcomes you to a relaxed version of state and helps you express things that cannot be put into words. A feeling of accomplishment springs on being able to execute one's creativity worth the applause, bringing a sense of self-esteem and improved social skills. Art lends a hand in finding the corners in you with space for withering buds and accelerates them to bloom into concentration and social resilience. It endorses one's uniqueness and assists one in making independent decisions. These skills assert to be very important for a student in realizing their self-worth. Otherwise also, why just exercise your left brain? Let’s make our analogue brain feel equally tired. Focus and the eagerness to achieve the goals set helps a student in improving the quality of learning. One can pull this off through the virtues in art, as it helps in reducing stress and embracing a happier you. ARTOZE ventures to find and treasure young talented artists, to help them discover the best of their capabilities. Every child has a varied perspective on how they perceive to see things around them. Art resides on everything that surrounds us and ARTOZE persuades students to discover it. Like once said by Jersy Kosinski, "The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke" and ARTOZE does exactly that by eliciting Artists across the globe and we set our heart on beading the art community together to promote and give place to new artists. Register for International Art Exhibition for Students at tiny.cc/artoze-students
- "Inspire and Empower" - Featured Artist - Nina Hidalgo
Art is a soulful expression of an artist. It’s an artist who blends life and colors into a plain canvas. Every piece of art has a path of perspectives to travel through. Some engage us in conflicting yet imaginative thoughts and some inspire us. Nina Hidalgo is a Filipino artist based in the Philippines, where the diverse culture and traditions of the land influence the art. Nina Hidalgo specialized in miniature painting. This is a traditional form of art rich in history and cultural elements with intricate details as a highlight. She follows other art trends like portraitures and landscapes. She is constantly trying to capture the message of ‘Even small matters’ through her artwork. An artist becomes successful when he or she can create absorbing and adroit art. This comes with consistency, hard work, creativity and devotion in their work. Nina hidalgo holds true to this. She believes that she grew as an artist by continuous practice and through numerous watercolor groups that she joined which in turn built her confidence furthermore. For every artist, there is a moment where they feel proud and ecstatic about their work. Fortunately for Nina Hidalgo what touches her and gives her pride regarding her work is when her daughter comes up to her after she completes an artwork, just to tell her how beautiful it is and how much she adores it. A global pandemic like this reminds us of our responsibilities of humanity, to give in abundance within the limits of our capabilities, to the ones in need. She has made sure to have some positive impact on the world. She has initiated an ARTvocacy that aims to donate art materials to the less fortunate who want to pursue arts. This asserts her nature of being aware and concerned about the necessities of creative minds. Art paves the way to self-discovery. This truly reflects Nina’s message to other artists that is to find themselves through art. She believes that it is a medium for one to bloom into whatever they want to become. In her view, the importance of art for a student wholly depends on their imagination. Children are curious and their limit to curiosity is their imagination and their imagination can be portrayed most colorfully and joyfully furnishing masterpieces. This thought personally honed her individuality. People whom she idolizes includes, Anina Rubio and Nelson Castillo. She finds inspiration in the randomness of life around her, whether it’s people, events or the breathtaking beauty of nature. This gives her a view of a wider spectrum of art and life. We at ARTOZE encourage and highly appreciate such actions where artists come forward to stand along with the other fellow community members to share their experiences, views and knowledge through "Inspire and Empower", a series By the Artists, For the Artists in association with ARTOZE Gallery and Exhibitions.