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The Guide Artists was born in January 2017, as an online portal where I personally had the idea to make artists visible in a colorful and different way, I did not know that until the same month of March I would not dare to launch the digital version of the magazine. It was a challenge for me to sit down at the computer and order all the material I had, I really did not know how to start.

That day I remember meeting the talented Aof Smith through Instagram. He was so nice to respond to me so quickly, I told him about my idea and he immediately told me that he would help me in any way he could. There, that same year, I published the first cover in the best-selling magazine. Since then, every issue I design and write every month, I always imagine the great Aof Smith giving me his unconditional support in the chat and on the other side of the world.

 

A unique monthly Print and Online showcase specially designed to bring living representational artists, galleries and active art collectors together in one place. When The Guide Artists was launched in 2016, astute galleries, collectors and dealers were quick to see how it was completely different from other art magazines. Instead of publishing profiles of artists and images of paintings that were sold long ago, The Guide Artist ́s monthly format is based on previewing the best new art to be hung in upcoming shows across the world. This means readers are the first to know about what’s available from worldwide ́s finest living artists, giving them a distinct advantage over other collectors. Magnificent, large-scale images of new works in each issue allow collectors to judge the quality of the art on the pages of the magazine before the shows even open. The result is that The Guide Artists magazine and website have quickly become the resources that top collectors and galleries turn to every month to find the finest new art coming available.

 

“Happy Flower” became a motif of all my works painted in 2015, and the world’s first series of works called “Succulent Plants Girl” was born, which is more philosophically evolved. I was greatly admired by them. It is the work of infusing dreams, hopes, and courage to overcome adversity to the tired people of modern society by adding ecologically robust succulent plants to emotional, dreamy girl characters.

– Kikyz1313 was born in 1988 in Querétaro, Mexico, and creates beautifully intricate ink, graphite, and watercolor works on paper. From beneath the initially alluring, and understated, first impression of the works, emerge unexpected oppositions and abject tensions. Studies in the afflicted wretchedness of humanity, her work is neither despondent nor obviously gory, but rather presents an aestheticized nightmare of sublime abhorrence; ambiguously gorgeous despite its agonizing discomfort. She received a BFA from Autonomous University of Queretaro and had her first solo exhibition at the Museum of the City (Queretaro City, Mexico). She has completed an artist residency at the Nordic Watercolor Museum in Skärhamn, Sweden.

 

“He and his creations -children, animal, birds- all presented within a baroque framework that seems at first sight reassuringly familiar, are in fact gleefully disturbing Lords of Misrule.”

 

Japanese artist Akika Kurata specialized in watercolors and trained at the University of Tokyo. Kurata’s dreamy and delicate paintings present surreal scenes rich in metaphorical symbolism ranging from themes about memory to sexuality. It emphasizes the crude depth that the eyes of its protagonists give off. Unforgettable…

Mark Heine was raised by artists to be an artist. His was a childhood spent wandering his father’s massive warehouse studio, absorbing the progress and process of the monumental projects underway. It was art by the ton, measured in yards, not inches. There were always diverse skills in action, to watch and learn from … sculptors, designers, architects and artisans, working in plaster, resin, concrete, fibreglass, wood, stained glass, tapestry and, of course, paint. Mark’s father, Harry Heine, RSMA, CSMA, FCA, NNWWs (1928-2004), would eventually became one of Canada’s most celebrated artists, culminating with his election to the Royal Society of Marine Artists in England. He is the only Canadian to ever have achieved that status.

 

Kathrin Longhurst’s visual language collides with the starting point of her own journey, as a child of the cold-war era, who has been to both sides of the iron-curtain. The contrast between war-propaganda imagery and glamorous promises of the other side of the wall, have been the inspirations of her early works. Longhurst reconsidered war propaganda aesthetics with ‘flying’ female warriors, in place of fearsome male figures of power. Her early works aim to bend the visual paradigm of men and women at war, imposed by the patriarchal power structures of the past. Longhurst’s initial approach is self-observational, rewriting the recent history to empower the idea of a gender-equal future.

 

Lesley Thiel is an international award winning, figurative artist known for her highly detailed photorealistic paintings. Working in oils, her pieces focus on narrative portraiture and magical realism. Her paintings contain imagery designed to tell a story of the fate of our species and our relationship to the earth. They include feathers, flowers, and animals as a sign of hope for our collective future. They speak of the strength of the upcoming generation of young women and girls, who may well be our saviors. They question the accepted narrative of the female voice in society and the myths attached to this. Her paintings have been included in numerous exhibitions, and are represented in collections throughout the world.

Candice Angelini is a self-taught artist whose work revolve around the threshold between life to death and the idea of memorialisation. She is a believer in past lives, she had experienced regressions under hypnosis and creates masks, dolls and sculpted headdresses that evokes her relashionship to former lives and identites contained within her. Each of her sculptures, made in paper, antique materials and often real human hairs or teeth is unique and channels a bit of the past souls it once was attached to.

Candice Angelini is a self-taught artist whose work revolve around the threshold between life to death and the idea of memorialisation. She is a believer in past lives, she had experienced regressions under hypnosis and creates masks, dolls and sculpted headdresses that evokes her relashionship to former lives and identites contained within her. Each of her sculptures, made in paper, antique materials and often real human hairs or teeth is unique and channels a bit of the past souls it once was attached to.

Elisa Anfuso is an Italian painter, who spends most of her life in wonderland. Elisa started her artistic research at very young age; she developed her creativity when she was a little girl and the Drawing has always been a form of inspiration for her, in which the artist uses various instruments, from oil to the traditional painting techniques. It is a world suspended in an unusual and illogical dimension, the dream lives inside the reality and the reality inside the dream; as if imagination would lead the artist – and ourselves – to travel through parallel worlds, in visions escaping rational explanations.

Elisa Anfuso is an Italian painter, who spends most of her life in wonderland. Elisa started her artistic research at very young age; she developed her creativity when she was a little girl and the Drawing has always been a form of inspiration for her, in which the artist uses various instruments, from oil to the traditional painting techniques. It is a world suspended in an unusual and illogical dimension, the dream lives inside the reality and the reality inside the dream; as if imagination would lead the artist – and ourselves – to travel through parallel worlds, in visions escaping rational explanations.

Japanese artist, Kimi Kurahara is one of those artists whose paintings work on a peculiarly subtle level. They have the quality of fictional characters, as though extracted from a world of Mad Hatters and March Hares. The surface appearance is innocent and beguiling, befitting perhaps, given the subject matter, which is ostensibly that of young children, of which most are predominantly girls. Kimi Kurahars’s paintings are a two- dimensional continuation of Japan’s great history of Karakuri doll making, dating back to the 19th century. Though she offers a more contemporaneous version, with the added ability to transfix and mesmerize in worlds peculiarly unique to her.

Japanese artist, Kimi Kurahara is one of those artists whose paintings work on a peculiarly subtle level. They have the quality of fictional characters, as though extracted from a world of Mad Hatters and March Hares. The surface appearance is innocent and beguiling, befitting perhaps, given the subject matter, which is ostensibly that of young children, of which most are predominantly girls. Kimi Kurahars’s paintings are a two- dimensional continuation of Japan’s great history of Karakuri doll making, dating back to the 19th century. Though she offers a more contemporaneous version, with the added ability to transfix and mesmerize in worlds peculiarly unique to her.

 

 

 

Issue 50 December 2021

 

 

 

 

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