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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Mieke Teirlinck

With decisive oilpaint brush strokes M. Teirlinck paints figurative portraits, nudes, landscapes and still lifes. Sometimes she also works conceptual.
Everything is painted wet-in-wet : models sit, landscapes are painted “en plein air”, preferably in one sitting.
Austerity is essential in her work. Only the subject is painted in an extremely delicate play of light and shadow.
Honesty prevails. She doesn’t use distracting backgrounds, settings or frames.

1976 - 1979 Secondary education. Higher education: Decorative Arts, institute H. Family - 1976 - 1979 Bruges.
1979 - 1981 Third level education: Arts Teacher training, institute H. Family - Bruges.
1993 - 2000 Part - time Painting classes Academy of Fine Arts - Bruges

© Mieke Teirlinck

Maron Resur

b. 1979, Bloomington, Indiana

2002 BFA Drawing, BFA Printmaking, Minor in Art History, Magna Cum Laude
--Honors College & College of Fine Arts, Ball State University, Muncie IN
1997 Graduate, Salutatorian
--Eastern School District of Greene County High School, Bloomfield IN
1995 Graduate of Saturday School Program
--Herron School of Art, IUPUI, Indianapolis IN
2009 Third Place, Manchester National Small Works, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond VA
2009 Third Place, Expressions West, Coos Art Museum
2009 Recognition Award, Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 40th National Juried Fine Art Exhibition
2008 Honorable Mention, 2008 National Small Works Painting
2007 Best of Show, Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 38th National Juried Fine Art Exhibition
2007 2 Special Recognition Awards, 9th Annual “Faces” Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
2006 First Place, 18th Annual Heartland Artists Regional Exhibit
2006 Juror’s Award, 18th Annual Heartland Artists Regional Exhibit
2006 Award of Excellence, Northern California Artists 51st International Open Exhibition
2006 Honorable Mention, Krempp Gallery 13th Annual Juried Exhibition
2006 Third Place: Oil & Acrylic, 29th Annual Ft. Wayne Artists Guild Juried Exhibition
2006 Vernon B. Cristee Memorial Award of Honor
2006 Best of Show, Annual Memphis/Germantown Art League National Exhibition
2003 Alliance of the Sheldon Swope Art Museum Award of Excellence
2003 Lillian Walter Award of Honor
2002 Artist In Residence, ArtsPlace Inc / Jay County Arts Council, Portland IN
2000-2001 Honors College Fellow in Drawing and Art History, Ball State University
2000 Outstanding Junior, Ball State University College of Fine Arts, Department of Art
2000 Department of Art Merit Award for Painting, Ball State University
2000 Jack’s Camera Shop Award for Photography, Ball State Student Art Show
1999, 2000 Gordy’s Art Mart Award for Drawing, Ball State Student Art Show

"Maron Resur grew up in a haunted hollow of a forest down the road from a psychotic park ranger under an abandoned train trestle. Classically trained as a printmaker, Maron has honed her drawing skills and developed a Rembrandt-esque painting style. She has a proclivity for portraiture, often times of herself, friends, and family. Her work is best when her academic training melds with her intuition."

"Born in 1979 in Bloomington, Indiana to two artist parents, Maron Resur has spent her whole life closely linked to the art world. During Maron’s childhood, her family home was in the “Kentucky Bottoms” of rural, southern Indiana where she grew up playing with her parents’ old paints and frequently accompanying her father as he traveled for exhibitions and shows throughout the eastern United States. Having done well academically through high school, Maron received full scholarships to several universities. She chose Ball State for the hands-on quality of their Arts program. There, she completed her degree with a major in both Drawing and Printmaking and also completed a minor in Art History, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Since college, Maron has moved away from printmaking and has experimented with bookmaking, woodcuts, and painting. In 2005, she moved to Chicago where she met with a number of successes in her artistic career. In 2006, she was accepted into 15 juried exhibitions, took part in a number of group shows both in Chicago and Washington, DC, and won seven different awards for her work."

After finishing my BFA in Drawing and Printmaking, I found myself without a press and so began teaching myself to paint. The first paintings I did were very large-scale faces, conceived as a group with the intent to show them together. I had a lot of success with that series. It led to some portrait commissions, which I enjoy, but I felt like I always relied too much on “luck” or “talent.” I realized later that this was intuition.
While academic technique and training is indispensable to the illusionary aspects of my work, I don’t feel that a painting is truly complete until I’ve reached the point where academic training leaves off and instinct takes over. My best work is characterized by a harmony between my academic training and intuition; these paintings paint themselves.
My goal is to tell my own story using the most classic and understandable of techniques. I paint with my fingers, feeling out the fleshy contours of familiar faces. My portraits are often dark and moody, rarely facing the viewer eye-to-eye. My self-portraits, however, confront the viewer as the “iconic heroine” of the body of work. While each painting is essentially a reflection of myself, I hope to connect the studio and the soul in a way that speaks honestly of what it is to be human.

© Maron Resur

Bruno Logan

BRUNO LOGAN est né à Paris en 1969, de parentspeintres amateurs. Baigné dans un milieu artistique,il apprend le dessin et la peinture à l'huile dès l'âge de 6 ans dans plusieurs ateliers parisiens.

En 1987, il entre à l'école de décoration Derval. Il y apprend les différentes techniques de trompe l'oeil comme les faux bois, les marbres. L 'apprentissage des techniques des Maitres anciens, et surtout la peinture en glacis successifs transforme sa vision de la peinture.

Diplômé de l'école des Gobelins à Paris en 1990, il travaille jusqu'en 1994 dans plusieurs studios de dessins animés pour la télévision et le cinéma. Depuis 2003 il expose à l'année à la Galerie Benchaieb à Paris. En 2004-2005 il participe à plusieurs salons artistique à Dubai et en Floride. En 2008, première oeuvre de l'artiste achetée par un Musée Bruxellois.
Il reçoit en 2010 le titre honorifique de Académicien en Degré Supérieur de l'Académie des Beaux Arts de Saint Louis.

"Fasciné par les ambiances lumineuses des oeuvres de Vermeer et par la sensualité de Ingres, c’est tout naturellement que Logan s’oriente vers l’hyperréalisme et le trompe l’oeil. Au delà de la technique, en créant ses ambiances, il transcende la réalité : une simple pomme ou un verre de vin deviennent alors objets de contemplations.
Son idéal : insuffler la vie. Renommé pour sa minutie et pour l'originalité de son travail, l’artiste aime prendre son temps; bannissant les contraintes commerciales qui obligent la répétition d’un thème, chaque oeuvre est unique et possède sa propre âme."

Primé dans de nombreux salons nationaux, les trompe-l'oeil de Logan figurent dans de nombreuses collections privées tant en France qu'à l'étranger (Sultana d'Oman, Dubai, USA, Russie, Japon, Chine,Italie, Canada, Maroc, Suisse, Belgique etc...)

© Bruno Logan

Wim Schuhmacher

Wijtze Gerrit Carel (Wim) Schuhmacher or Schumacher (28 Feb 1894, Amsterdam - 5 June 1986, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter and designer. He is mostly associated with Magic realism, to which the work of artists like Carel Willink is also counted.

His nickname is "The Master of Grey" because of the grey haze that seems to cover his later work. Towards the end of his life, he became considerably less productive due to increasingly worse eyesight.



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