Art Collection

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Alex Gardner

Much of Alex Gardner’s work depicts black silhouettes dressed in white, in a surreal setting of angular surfaces and silky fabrics. The latter give us an impression of softness, counterbalanced by a feeling of distance, because we can’t tell who is hiding behind these characters. Perhaps everyone. Perhaps they are the figure of the growing anonymity that characterizes our society, where everyone wants to be seen but ends up blending into the mass to be forgotten immediately. These

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Alex Israel

Alex Israel is an artist who uses pop culture as a means of expression and communication. With his hometown of Los Angeles as a central influence, he delves into the world of Hollywood film production, using its backdrops, sets, and props to create his work. But he goes beyond being just an artist – he also assumes multiple roles like filmmaker, talk-show host, designer, and hologram. Israel’s art and cultural contributions embrace the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of

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Alexander Guy

Cited by Oli Epp as one of his masters, Alexander Guy is on the border between still life and pop art. He takes subjects that are not well represented in the art world and sublimates them with an invigorating realism, using colors that are sometimes garish, sometimes dull. With his brush, he shakes up values. He underlines the banality of our life and our desires, while transforming an object without noble reputation into a work of art. Alexander

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Alistair Canvin

Alistair Canvin, a British multidisciplinary artist, captivates with his hyper-realistic figurative art that delves into the polarity of emotion. Canvin’s art showcases focused vistas of burned or deflated childhood iconography, serving as a visual representation of the start of his hyper-real painting technique. Through his work, he portrays familiar beauty in a new, disfigured form, incorporating emotional memory as a powerful hook that connects with now-discarded garbage. Canvin’s art is thought-provoking, inviting viewers to reflect on the complexity

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Austin Lee

Austin Lee is arguably one of the most iconic artists in terms of mixing digital and analog processes to produce his work, exploring the interesting dichotomy between the real world and virtual reality. He defines himself as both a pure geek and a painter. sing a clever mix of abstraction and figuration, always tinged with a certain absurdity that borders on madness, much of his production evokes all the strangeness that can be found on the internet. He

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Ben Edmunds

Ben is an artist whose work draws on contemporary manifestations of mythology and systems of belief, with a focus on the crossover between adventure sports, luxury lifestyle pursuits, and color field painting. As a sailor and windsurfer, his practice is deeply rooted in his personal experiences. He sees abstraction as a transcendental experience, much like climbing a mountain or sailing in open water, and seeks to explore the possibilities of this form of expression. Ben’s paintings combine the

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Brandon Lipchik

The latest artworks from Brandon Lipchik, transferred by hand from computer-rendered images onto canvas to explore the American dream through the lens of the pool, backyard, and suburb. With a cubist, collaged aesthetic, Lipchik’s figures stare into mirrors and smartphones while animalistic figures add to the mythological charged imagery. The kaleidoscopic visual language and cosmic starry skies add a touch of magic to Lipchik’s exploration of class, sexuality, identity, and ecology.

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Cesar Piette

César Piette, a French artist, employs traditional techniques in his artwork, drawing on the history of figurative painting. Using monochromatic layers, perspective, light, composition, and shading, he creates “hyperplastic” images that incorporate three-dimensional effects, intersecting with design, photography, and advertising. While Piette’s background lies in illustration, comics, and video games, he deliberately shuns digital imagery, viewing his work as a playful construction game. He places emphasis on the artificial object and merges the playful nature of toys with

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Chloe Wise

Chloe Wise is one of the avant-garde artists who puts women at the center of the canvas, not as objects of desire, but as human beings with their own strength of character. The women she paints do not apologize for being there, they take up all the space on the canvas, looking the viewer in the eye. On the borderline between surrealism and portraiture, her work brings subjects to light in a non-idealized way and without giving herself

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DotPiegon

DotPigeon is a talented digital artist based in Milan, Italy, who discovered his passion for art during his high school years. With more than a decade of experience as an advertising art director, DotPigeon decided to explore his artistic freedom by creating his own Instagram page in 2017. He draws inspiration from various sources, including street art, contemporary art, and his personal experiences. DotPigeon’s works often depict the inner conflict between our outer façades of politeness and our

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Ellie Pratt

Ellie Pratt is an artist whose work centers on the psychological tension that arises when women are placed in directed roles in fashion photography. She draws upon her own experiences to create works that expose the objectification of women in this industry. Through her art, she aims to heighten the awareness of the dynamics of the male gaze that is perpetuated through the published image. Pratt’s work explores the power dynamics that exist within the fashion industry and

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Evgen Copi Gorisek

Evgen Copi Gorisek is also an artist who plays with the limit between digital art and plastic art. The softness of the strokes and the delicate gradations that he applies to his paintings offer us the spectacle of an idealized reality, underlined by a white halo. The painter’s signature style shows us robust men and women, full of style and elegance, placed in bright and colorful environments. The subjects’ matte skin and bulging muscles are almost always in

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Fatima De Juan

Fátima de Juan is a talented Spanish artist whose work is distinguished by her bold use of acrylic and spray paint. Her paintings feature eye-catching pop-inspired characters that are immediately recognizable as her signature style. Among these characters, one that stands out is a confident female figure that dominates many of her pieces. This character was developed over time, as Fátima began her career by creating graffiti on the streets of her hometown in Palma, eventually taking her

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Gao Hang

Hang is an artist who explores the concept of image “definition” in digital graphics, particularly those produced in the last two decades. Drawing on the postmodernist neo-pop movement, he employs subject matter and color as a conceptual and structural armature. Using fluorescent hues that he believes reflect his generation’s tones, Hang deliberately exposes the rawness, oddity, and awkwardness of digital graphics as 21st-century “found objects” that are bathed in modern technology’s greatness. For Hang, his artistic process is

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Harrison Pearce

Harrison Pearce is a British artist who combines sculpture, drawing, printmaking, engineering, and sound design in his work. He creates sculptural canvases that project outwards from the wall, using unconventional materials and a limited color palette to build up layers of color and texture. Pearce uses light and shadow to suggest multiple planes within his canvases, creating a sense of dynamism and energy. His canvas techniques challenge conventional notions and engage viewers on a visual and conceptual level.

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Heesoo Kim

Kim is a versatile artist who works with a variety of mediums, including watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, and pen. He is particularly interested in creating portraits that capture a sense of stillness and immobility, as if frozen in time. Kim’s work is influenced by the themes of memory, longing, and imagination, which he explores through his fragmented figurations. His use of light and dark also lends a sense of volume and depth to his portraits, drawing inspiration from

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Hiroshima Shinkichi

Hiroshima Shinkichi is a Japanese artist born in 1994. He is known for his unique style of painting. Hiroshima primarily works with acrylic paints and airbrushes, and his use of bright and vivid colors, coupled with intricate patterns, creates a vibrant and energetic atmosphere in his pieces. However, there is often a contrasting dark theme underlying his work, which creates a captivating juxtaposition between the light and the dark. Despite his relatively young age, Hiroshima’s art has already

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Javier Ruiz

Javier Ruiz Pérez is a highly talented artist born in Andalusia in 1989. As a figurative painter, he is known for his ability to capture the raw essence of the human experience, using his art to convey the powerful emotions and inner struggles that we all face. Pérez’s passion for art was evident from an early age, and he honed his skills by studying sculpture, graphic design, and illustration at the prestigious School of Art No. 10 in

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Joe Cheetham

Joe Cheetham is a contemporary artist based in Glasgow, UK, born in 1992. He is known for his figurative paintings and installations, which are known for their fluid adaptation of styles and mediums to convey a range of human emotions. Cheetham’s works draw on his long- standing interest in club culture and cartooning. Recently, he has shifted his focus and medium, embracing the versatility of oil paint to explore the themes of physical tension and isolation in contemporary

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Katelyn Ledford

Katelyn Ledford’s artwork explores the impact of digital technologies on contemporary image-making, particularly portraits. In her work, Ledford aims to create a mode of painting that can slow down the viewer and encourage them to consider our image-saturated and online-obsessed reality through the lens of portraiture. Recently, she engaged in a conversation about her art-making process, the pervasive nature of social media, and her advice for aspiring artists. Ledford’s work is both thought-provoking and introspective, providing an insightful

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Laure Mary-Couégnias

Laure Mary-Couégnias is a French artist who is based in Paris. Her artistic approach revolves around establishing various forms of dialogues through her work. She creates a unique blend of Naive Art, Pop Art, and Surrealism, which results in the formation of strange and surreal worlds. Her art pieces portray a range of emotions, from tender and naive to violent and sometimes erotic, but always with a touch of disturbing poetry. Through her art, she creates a universe

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Leo Guglielmi

Leo Guglielmi is an artist whose work defies traditional academic art rules. His pieces often distort or skew the depiction of the subjects, creating a sense of disorientation or geometry. This approach to his work challenges the conventional ideas of proportion and perspective, and his pieces convey a sense that they are digital images that are struggling to load on a device. In addition to this, Leo also incorporates modern and contemporary elements of daily life, such as

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Magda Kirk

Magda Kirk proposes an interpretation of the impact of technology on man. We are confronted with obese and deformed bodies as if victims of unhealthy consumption. They take up all the space of the canvas as if it were a cage from which they could not leave. They have no face, each observer could project the one he wanted on the painting: the face of humankind as a whole, the one of a person he knows, or even

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Maja Djordjevic

For her first exhibition, Maja Djordjevic followed a group of strangers on an island and painted their adventures on canvas, combining a form of voyeurism and portraiture, elements that will remain very present in her work until today. Undoubtedly inspired by the very first digital art tools available to the public such as Microsoft Paint, the artist explores the transposition of these simplistic works onto large canvases. She uses acrylic paint and enamel in successive layers to paint

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Oli Epp

How to paint mankind today? And more precisely, how to paint humankind influenced by our era, namely the technocratic 21st century? This is the big question that Oli Epp tries to answer through his work. And our era has more than one vice to denounce. A prominent digital presence to the detriment of the real, a passion for self-image exacerbated by social networks, and a daily life infested with advertisements and logos that plunge us into a state

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PPuri

Tae Won Ahn, also known as Ppuri, is an accomplished artist from Seoul, Korea, who has recently gained recognition for his exquisite airbrush works featuring his pet cat, Hiro. Ppuri’s previous sources of inspiration have been quite varied, encompassing comical incidents and narratives derived from everyday life. However, his focus has now shifted towards his feline friend, as he finds inspiration in the curious and amusing world of cat memes. Ppuri’s distinctive artistic style allows him to imbue

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Richard Wathen

Richard Wathen is an artist whose work is steeped in the rich tradition of portrait painting. However, his approach is unique in that he creates entirely fictitious characters, even inventing typologies to give them depth and complexity. In his earlier works, these characters were placed in a historical context, each one carefully adorned with attributes appropriate to their time and place. However, in recent years, Wathen has abandoned this contextualization, instead presenting his characters against a monochrome background

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Rinus Van de Velde

Rinus Van de Velde is a renowned artist recognized for his large-scale, fictional self-portraits and life-size decors that provide the backdrop for his works. His artistic explorations revolve around the intersection between reality and fiction. Using primarily charcoal on canvas and coloured pencil on paper, Van de Velde creates scenes that are naturalistically rendered with bold strokes and atmospheric lighting, and the contrast between black and white in his charcoal drawings heightens a sense of drama. To add

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Ry David Bradley

When it comes to artists who explore how digital art influences visual art, Ry David Bradley is often at the heart of the discussion. He is also known for founding PAINTED ETC. a website with a growing reputation that explores how digital technologies and representations influence and transform the nature and role of art in our society. Ry David Bradley likes to explore the boundary between the material and the digital, confusing the viewer, who no longer knows

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Stephan Goldrajch

Stephan Goldrajch is an artist whose crocheted works are both naive and childish, yet incredibly captivating. His pieces comprise a colorful mass of shapes that seem to mix and mingle, like bodies at a party or a festive parade. Each piece is animated and features a face, often illuminated by wide and red smiles. Goldrajch was inspired by the Bayeux tapestry, which tells the story of William the Conqueror’s conquest of England in a medieval style, blending reality

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Szabolcs Bozo

Szabolcs Bozó is an artist whose creative output primarily focuses on drawing and painting. His art is characterized by an uninhibited approach that exudes a joyous and childlike attitude. However, beneath this apparent innocence lies a more subversive and thought- provoking undertone. Bozó’s distinctive style is recognizable in his use of flashy colors and zoomorphic creatures that are set against a sometimes imperfect white background. The artist aims to convey energy, humor, and abundance in his work. Bozó’s

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Talia Levitt

Talia Levitt is an accomplished American painter. In her latest series of paintings, Levitt skilfully depicts a mysterious collection of objects that appear scattered on the canvas, almost like reflections. What is particularly striking about Levitt’s work is her use of a clever painterly technique that gives the impression of a quilted surface. The objects on the canvas have a personal resonance for the artist, as they reference her memories, family, other works, and even historical figures. Through

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Tang Shuo

Tang Shuo is a prominent Chinese visual artist who has gained recognition for his unique ability to capture the different states of human life in the present. Through his art, Tang explores the complex and often fragile relationship between humans, society, and nature. His work is known for its thought-provoking themes, which challenge viewers to reflect on their own experiences and attitudes towards the world around them. Tang’s art is characterized by its stunning use of color and

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Tim Irani

Tim Irani is one of the bridges between virtual reality and our own. In fact, he even states that his art production is the tangible representation of virtual objects. Irani wants to question our obsession with digital products that are supposed to optimize our life experience. In their digital version, always malleable, they seem useful and easy to handle, but once transformed into a physical object, one realizes their simplicity, their plastic absurdity, and their upcoming obsolescence. Irani’s

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Travis Fish

Travis Fish is a highly original artist who has made a name for himself as a “sweater- obsessed” painter. His large-scale acrylic paintings often feature branded sweaters, sport hoodies, and caricature portraits of celebrities. Fish’s works are whimsical and distorted, evoking the fabric of garments and exploring the intersection between art and fashion. He is interested in the way that clothing functions in society and often appropriates paintings by other artists of his generation as signifiers. The sweaters

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Yudai Nishi

Nishi is a talented artist who has showcased his work in numerous exhibitions across Japan. His art is inspired by the idea of deconstructing ordinary objects and finding beauty in their most basic form. Nishi’s pieces are characterized by bold outlines and vivid colors, creating a striking visual impact on the audience. Through his unique style and approach, Nishi offers a fresh perspective on the familiar and the ordinary, transforming the mundane into something extraordinary. With his art,

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Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun is a renowned contemporary Chinese artist, known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints featuring his signature laughing self-portraits. His works often feature uniform pink faces, portraying a sense of unity while exploring various symbols, metaphors, signs, and daily life depictions. Yue Minjun’s art challenges social and cultural conventions, often taking a radical, abstract, ironic, and cynical approach to political issues and objects. He is frequently categorized as a part of the Chinese “Cynical Realist” movement, although

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Zhang Xiao Gang

Zhang Xiaogang is an artist renowned for his exceptional figurative paintings and sculptures that explore contemporary Chinese culture while challenging preconceived notions of identity and memory. His works examine the complexities of cultural identity, often invoking themes of collective memory, nostalgia, and history. Xiaogang’s paintings are highly regarded for their skilful use of colour and texture, which imbue each piece with an emotive quality that resonates with the viewer. Through his art, Xiaogang continues to inspire contemplation and

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Zurab Tseretelli

Zurab Konstantinovich Tsereteli was born in Tbilisi in 1934, and from an early age, he displayed an interest in drawing and painting. Tsereteli has since become known as a tireless worker and experimenter, producing innovative works in a wide range of media. He has worked in painting and graphic design, as well as sculpture in bronze and enamel, tapestry and stained-glass, print, and ceramics. In addition to his artistic achievements, Tsereteli has also made significant contributions to philanthropy,

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Inter-Faith Dialogue

At the heart of LIAN Foundation’s mission lies the belief in the transformative power of peaceful dialogue for community building. We are committed to promoting social cohesion and religious inclusion by embracing cultural diversity and fostering cooperation.

The foundation provides the necessary resources to establish a framework for combating intolerance, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to hatred, and violence against individuals based on religion, culture, or belief.

Our goal is to create an environment where acceptance, understanding, and mutual respect flourish, nurturing a society where individuals freely express their unique identities while embracing the richness of others’ backgrounds.

Our initiatives are driven by the vision of building a better tomorrow, where unity and cooperation become the cornerstones of a more compassionate and equitable global community.