ArtistS in FOCUS pARIS 2021

Léo&Steph

Léo&Steph

Léo&Steph duo Franco-Brésilien passionnés de «Pop Art» qui aime détourner les objets de la vie courante en œuvres d’arts uniques et exclusives.

Léo, Brésilien installé à Paris depuis 2008, est designer (graphique et d’intérieur). Il peint, moule et joue avec les matières et les pinceaux.
Steph, Lyonnais, travaille dans les médias depuis plus de 20 ans. Féru de décoration, il souhaite créer des pièces ludiques et colorées.

Skima

Skima

Artiste en mouvement, pluridisciplinaire, Skima, de son vrai nom Maxime Thevenet, nait en 1994 en Bourgogne. Initialement formé au dessin technique, destiné aux lignes architecturales, régulières et en perspective, Skima sort bientôt de ce cadre pour découvrir son goût pour l’hyperréalisme et vivre de cette passion, nouvelle mais évidente.
Dans cette dynamique, Skima décide en 2018 de se consacrer de manière exclusive et professionnelle à son art. Il a créé à ce jour plus d’une cinquantaine de toiles, fidèles au mouvement de l’hyperréalisme, mais toutes empreintes d’une émotion bien singulière.

Aoi Honjo

Aoi Honjo

Lost in your busy schedule, we put happiness aside, but don't lose sight of what you're looking for, and come back to your true self. I am drawing various things with the thought of
having such power. "Sky" speaks every day. Can you hear the whispering voice, which says “I am here. It's all right”?

Noriaki Kawana

Noriaki Kawana

"I'm working as a painter in Japan.
I'm painting on Japanese paper with natural mineral pigments.
Japanese pigments are materials used in Japanese traditional painting.
Having spent my childhood in a place rich in nature, I liked playing in the fields,
by ponds and rivers.
I like plants and insects, and I often use them as painting motifs.
Creatures and insects teach me the importance of protecting the natural environment."

Dirk Victor Caluwaerts

Dirk Victor Caluwaerts

Jerome Sainte-Rose

Jerome Sainte-Rose

Né a Paris , basé a Sao Paulo pendant 17 ans , il est de retour en France depuis 1 ans . Jerome commence sa carrière dans la photographie à l’école Louis Lumière en 1983
En 1985, il entre au Studio Astre ou il côtoie des photographes de renommée mondiale tels que Bert Stern, David Bailey, Albert Watson , Bill king et Steven Silverstein dont il deviendra l’assistant. Jerome associe sa passion pour le voyage et l’aventure à la réalisation de projets photographiques divers, tels que ses séries en Amazonie sur les indiens et la foret .
De Paris à New York , De Los Angeles a Sao Paulo , en passant par différents éditoriaux et entreprises d’aventure, Jerome a parcouru le monde collaborant avec de nombreuses marques et personnalités.

Vyankka

Vyankka

Vyankka was born in 1997 in Davao, Philippines. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (painting) from the University of Mindanao in 2017.

Through her works, Vyankka always makes sure the emotions are felt by the viewers. The high contrast, vivid colors, striking brush strokes, bold lines, and strong narrative all work together to convey the emotions she wants the viewers to feel.

Her works range from traditional and digital paintings, GIF art, and photography. She explores themes about self-exploration, identity, and human experiences and fantasies.

She is also known as "squirterer" in the cryptoart scene. She had been doing NFTs since March 2020.

OHBA Sakura

OHBA Sakura

Born and now residing in Saitama Prefecture in 1991. She graduated from Musashino Art University,
oil painting department. She have been always interested in the idea of existence (identity) and all worldly things that are passing. For several years after graduating from school, she was creating not only paintings but also was doing live painting that you create in real time, dance and acting.
Currently she mainly paint landscapes in oil. After going to Wakkanai, the northernmost part of Japan, for live painting, she became interested in the various values of life in Japan, and in 2019 after moving to Kawara Town, Fukuoka Prefecture, she created the painting "Kawaradake in summer". Recently, she have produced "tokyo.shibuya" that captures the city and people in the time of Corona. Vividly she express this unpredictable world from her unique perspective.

For her, the painting is a memory and a record. Everything that can be perceived is a fact, but it is a subjective event in the same time. And the existence is uncertain, but even if the existence of me is uncertain, she can confirm it if she see the work in front of me. She feel that she can shape my existence by re-experiencing and "appreciating" things that cannot be visualized, such as emotions and thoughts. Sharing and discussing subjectivity with others through the work can also be a task of reaffirming her existence. She know others through my existence, and she find the significance of production in knowing her by knowing others. At the same time as she loves the flowing days, by incorporating the moment (temporary) into the work, she scoop out all the five senses including emotions and smells and the space where they existed from oblivion and connect them.

Rm oo

Rm oo

Rmoo was born and raised in Aomori. After she escaped the 1995 Sarin incident, she went abroad to keep painting. Her art activities are centered on solo exhibitions - done 2-5 times a year. Although her works are thin oil paintings that are closer to classical paintings, they are styled as modern art.

She incorporates all the thoughts of one day and all memories of one places. Mother Nature is also a major influence in her works, but the colors that appear in the back of her eyelids when she wakes up every morning determines the color(s) of the day.
She values her interactions with the brushes hardness, paints and other tools that change depending on weather.

Norie FUTABA

Norie FUTABA

2020 Mixed Media Exhibition, GALLERY ART POINT, Tokyo
2020 Art Exhibition Executive Committee Appointment, Sano
2020 Open field Yanesen exhibition, Sendagi gallery
2020 Abstract Exhibition, Artisans North Kamakura
2021 Spring Exhibition, Kamakura
2021 Color Composition Exhibition, GALLERY ART POINT, Tokyo
2021 Salon des Indépendan Exhibition, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Norie Futaba expresses her unique world view using the technique of Acrylic pouring. It is characterized by the beauty and fragility of flowing colors that cannot be
created using brushes and knives.
In 2020 the world has changed forever. There Earth was covered with sorrow and
people are challenged in different ways till now, 2021.
And I didn't want to forget the precious prayers of many people in the world, their
kindness and comfort, their help that they offer unconditionall. Though my artworks I really wanted to express this desire.
Also some of my works are to give power to people to fight with the forces that are
trying to ivade our peaceful life.

Natsuko TAKEKOSH

Natsuko TAKEKOSH

Born in 1973 in Saitama in Japan, Natsuko Takekoshi grew up around Tokyo.
In 1993, she obtained a diploma in Fine Art in Fine Arts (Musashino Art University) then in
1995 a diploma in the art of life at the Women’s University (Kyôritsu joshi) in Tokyo.
As a plastic art teacher, she transmits the love of art to students today.

Naomi Nishizawa

Naomi Nishizawa

"I graduated from TAMA ART University, Faculty of Fine Arts Second Department. I’ve gained a major is Japanese Style Painting, and got a curator licence. Currently I’m working at an art materials store in Tokyo, I have also been involved in many product development tests at the company's art lab."

Naomi is always inspired by every day life, weather, people drinking coffee in
the cafe, colors and scents of seasonal flowers. An ordinary things you may think, but the beauty of little things is precious and enriches life with a magic. Naomi likes to live in the moment and ceate a new painting as a composition of the poem with beautiful songs on the background. Some artworks were inspired by chanson music or songs like“Fly Me To The Moon”. Her artworks may combine the elements of representational art and abstract art in the same time. Look closer. Every line has a meaning, every line tells the story...