Transient in Motion
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ISZAF Transient in Motion began with a challenge, where artists were tasked to create artworks inspired by the quote “All change is not growth, as all growth is not movement” by Ellen Glasgow. This quote alludes to the idea of movement and shadow, through both emotion and motion. We curated this show by examining each art piece’s use of value, variety and vividness. The artworks of 11 artists whose artworks best represented the main concepts of the show have been selected to create an engaging experience for you to connect with and enjoy.
ISZAF《Transient in Motion》从一个挑战开始，艺术家们的创作灵感来自Ellen Glasgow的一句名言“所有的变化不是增长，所有的增长也不是运动”。这句话映射了运动和阴影的概念，通过情感，静态和动态。我们通过衡量每件艺术品的价值、多样性和生动性来策划这次展览。11位艺术家的作品都代表了展览的主要理念，其中最优秀的作品被选中，为您创造一场视觉的盛宴，让你与艺术品交流并享受其中。
Curated by: Gloria Carnevale, ISZAF and the ISNS DP Year 2 Art students
Produced by: ISZAF
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She is a Venezuelan artist who is constantly seeking for new, unusual and fascinating sensations through art. Admirer of figurative and minimalistic art. Andrya has got quite an open view towards art and mostly enjoys painting intense, linear abstract works with oil and/or acrylics.
Brian is originally from the USA. He has become many different things over the course of his life. He took an airplane to China for the first time about two years ago. He takes photos with a camera.
Catherine LeComte is an American photographer currently based in Shenzhen, China. She received her BFA in Photography in 2014, from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Catherine specializes in fine art portraiture photography; she enjoys sharing personal life experiences through the use of photographs.
This photo series represents a resistance against depression. Very often depression can feel like a physical weight, instead of just an emotion. It can be compared to being underwater; trying to stay in motion and afloat, but it’s a constant struggle against the heaviness of the water. This photo series was created to bring awareness to depression through underwater movements, to start conversations about depression and ways we can help those that are suffering.
Gloria Carnevale is an artist, designer, educator and speaker who has lived and worked in Shenzhen for the past seven years. She is a founding member of ISZAF and is currently the Co-Chair. Gloria works as the Head of the Arts Department for Visual Arts and Design at the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS). She teaches senior level visual arts courses and is also qualified to teach design and technology.
Gloria holds degrees in visuals arts (BFA, Mount Allison Unversity), Design (Sheridan Institute of Technolgy and Advance Learning) and education (B.Ed, Brock University), and has worked as an educational and design industry professional for years.
Gloria's artwork explores the themes surrounding the concept of identity, such as how relationships and surroundings collaborate to identify a person. She enjoys to incorporate both serious and satirical elements into her work, as well as manipulating repetition, bold colours and textures.
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When watching football games, the moment that everybody holds their breath and freezes their motions is the moment the striker’s foot is one millimeter away from the ball: the next second, everything will go wild. This moment lies everywhere in our daily life, shaping our emotions, thoughts, and the path of our lives.
I am most interested in this ambiguous and dramatic moment, wherein lie a lot of conflicting elements such as stability and instability, fear and hope, fantasy and reality, elements which aren’t usually present at the same moment.
Through this work I hope to dive into this moment, to capture it and present it to the audience so that viewers will consider that whatever happens next could be drastically different, that this moment is full of possibilities, and that we are constantly living through such moments.
Is the dancer kneeling down or rising up? In the painting I used a few determined triangle shapes to stabilize that transient moment for as long as I can, for that tension is what keeps my imagination and sensation alive, for that mysterious, exciting, but fearful moment is what pulls the strings of my nerves.
I was born in NYC but moved West to earn my BFA in photography from The Ohio State University and then my MFA from the University of California at Los Angeles. The magic of the movies drew me to LA — but all the wide open space drove me away. I realised I love big, old, dense cities and the magical light they offer to the patient eye - cut by layers of buildings it is sometimes nuanced, sometimes raw but always luminous. Luminosity draws me now, as if I was a moth - white hot light within inky black shadows on textured old walls, draws my eye, stirs my creative passion and unifies and defines my most personal work more than anything else. To me Photography is like treasure hunting — panning for gold in a river of time ...
Kumi Onari Legault draws her inspiration from her cultural diversity. Kumi, the daughter of Japanese parents, was born and raised in Venezuela. Influenced by the art of her mother and grandfather, Kumi has experimented with visual art throughout her life. Kumi entered the Universidad del Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela to study Design and Architecture and was selected to serve the university as an Associate Professor of Architecture. Kumi has since moved from Venezuela and developed her career as an international school Visual Arts teacher and has lived in Nagoya (Japan), Seoul, Shanghai and currently in Shenzhen. Kumi believes that art is within all of us. She particularly enjoys inspiring young artists to unlock their potential.
Translucent Movement” progressively attracts the attention of the viewer through the use of color, detail in a three dimensional canvas. Movement is delicatly portrayed through a montage of multilayered translucent color.
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Michael Williams is an American artist and educator. He has lived in Shenzhen for 3 years and has been part of the ISZAF community for a majority of that time. Michael has spent most of his artistic career seeing the world behind a camera. His current artistic practices have incorporated watercolor, pencil and ink drawings, as well as mixed-media.
Michael holds a bachelor degree in hotel and restaurant management and a masters of arts in education (MAEd). His classroom may not be an art class but he believes that art should be infused into all learning, and as a result has a lot of artwork on display. Michael thinks actively creating art to tell a story or to explain a word or phrase helps connect the auditory and written part of learning to the visual in the minds of the learner.
Michelle Thacker is a Canadian art teacher and artist, living and working in Shenzhen. She holds degrees in visual arts, history and education from Brock University.
Michelle's early experiences in nature have impacted her relationship with the natural world and her art. Michelle is interested in exploring interactions with the natural and urban environment, and addresses themes of individual identity and community through her work.
Untitled (light series) investigates the transformation of perception to find beauty in imperfection and the trace of an impact across the surface of an object.