Art Show  "Connected"

May 15 - June 14, 2021

Imaginook Art Studio invited artists worldwide to participate in the Art Show “Connected”, exploring social distance and communication during the pandemic. The show is going to be held in the studio (if applicable) and online.

Show Dates: May 15 - June 14, 2021

If you wish to purchase the art, contact us and we will connect you to the artist to complete your purchase.


The show is open to the public during regular studio work hours and by appointment. To book an appointment, please call:
(214) 864-5133 or (510) 358-5877

USHA SHUKLA

Artist's Statement

I create abstract paintings that distill the light, the intense colors, and the constant movement in nature. The final visual is pure, ethereal, and cosmic with no physical references.

When I was a young girl, I enjoyed walks along the Indian countryside, taking in the beauties nature had to offer. Twenty years ago I moved to California, a place so much different from my native land. I felt out of place and disoriented. That is when I took sanctuary in nature. Today, when outdoors, I once more feel the same breath of fresh air that I felt in my childhood and my past and present become one.

My paintings are the representation of a harmonious balance of my subconscious landscape and the physical world.

With a thought-out color palette and my unique process, I start on a journey of creation. When painting, I immerse myself into the process, get into a meditative trance, and let the painting guide me. It is always a balance of letting go and being in control. My head, heart, and hand become one and something pure and personal happens. Vapor-like shapes appear and disappear on the panel, leaving only traces of the initial layer, like the mere reverberation of a memory.

Usha Shukla

This painting is inspired by my mental shift during the pandemic. Sparkle on, because every spark matters to incite passion in the living heart.

This image was cropped to fit the margins.

Usha Shukla, 

Sparkle On, 36"x36", oil.

$2100

Usha Shukla

This painting is inspired by my mental shift during the pandemic. However few resources we may have, no one can take away the abundance of memories of love and affection. Forget me not, we do not need to touch hands to touch hearts.

This image was cropped to fit the margins.

Usha Shukla, 

Forget Me Not, 36"x36", oil.

$2100

Usha Shukla

This painting is inspired by my mental shift during the pandemic. Bring your sunshine inside because one ray of light is enough to dispel any darkness.

This image was cropped to fit the margins.

Usha Shukla, 

Walk On Sunshine, 36"x36", oil.

$2100

Diego Rios

Artist's Statement

Diego Marcial Rios lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School and a B.F.A. from University of California at Berkeley. Diego has a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. He received a number of fellowships for his Academic study. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society. Diego Marcial Rios' fine art has been included in more than 500 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. He is in a number of Museum Collections: The Auchenbach Foundation Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.; Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, etc.. He has also illustrated a number of books and his work is part of a number of Public Collections: Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; Mission Cultural Center, SF; Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland and many more. He has appeared as a speaker on Art and been interviewed on Television and Radio. His artwork has been included in many magazines. Diego has been a recent guest speaker at UC Merced, St. Mary’s College,  San Jose State University, De Anza College. www.diegomarcialrios.com

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Diego Rios

This painting is an artistic vision of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Diego Rios “Covid 19 Monster” 20”x16” acrylic

$2000

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Diego Rios

This is a painting that expresses the COVID pandemic.

The image was cropped to fit the margins.

Diego Rios “COVID Masquerade” acrylic,

$2000

Ming-Chien Liang

Artist’s Statement


 

Just trying to capture inspiring and moving subjects so abundant in this world.

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Ming-Chien Liang

Trying to capture the moving offering of Bocelli through his singing to uplift people around the world with songs of hope.

Ming-Chien Liang, Songs of Hope,

18" x 24", watercolor and colored pencil, $2700

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Ming-Chien Liang

It was a great treat that musicians with generous, warm hearts fill the world with music when people were overwhelmed with pandemic.

Ming-Chien Liang, Connected through Music, 18" x 24", watercolor and colored pencil, $1500

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Ming-Chien Liang

The medical workers not only had to risk their lives to save people in the hospitals, they even had to block the traffic with their flesh and blood body to ensure proper social distancing.

Ming-Chien Liang, Risking Life to Save Lives, 18" x 24", watercolor and colored pencil, $1500

Olga Sushchik

Artist’s Statement

 

I am a photographer and an artist. For the last several years in my photography work, I have been using revealing aspects of beauty in portraits. I find myself enjoying people’s faces and eyes and try to figure out what they express from just looking at them.

I believe that a portrait can say who we are, and my goal as an artist is to show it. I prefer to have a story to tell about the person and try to do it in my work. I love to create fine art portraiture and make my portraits work as pieces of art.

Painting is my hobby, and I do it for pleasure and simply because I enjoy the process. I started learning how to draw and use watercolor at the age of 14. I was taking classes at the art school, then at a college, and, finally, at the university for over two years. I am still taking art classes now and learning from different artists. I teach, too; I love to share my knowledge with younger artists.

Presently, I work with acrylic, mixed media, and oil. Such details in my mixed-media paintings as pieces of lace or fabric provide me with more opportunities to use my imagination and express new ideas in my work.

At present, my favorite subjects are life and flowers. Also, I paint what I remember from my childhood. I paint in a naïve style, which allows me to paint in a new and exciting way, and it shows more than just a reality -  it can turn on your imagination and ideas that I express in my paintings. However, sometimes I paint not in a naïve style, and I love to experiment and work in different styles.

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Olga Sushchik

Olga Sushchik, Blue Flavor, 

12”x12”, mixed media, $75

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Olga Sushchik

Olga Sushchik, Cyclamen, 

12”x12”, oil

Sold

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Olga Sushchik

Olga Sushchik, Orange Hill, 

12”x12”, oil, $80

Saraswat

 

I am a multimedia artist. I believe art has the power to convey a powerful message in the most effective yet gentle way. Just like music has the power to bring joy, brighten up and encourage your state of mind, can be a vehicle of meaningful change, can bring peace and immense joy to the person who devotes time to learn and create it and to the viewers. My objective is to try and create positive vibrant joyful and uplifting art.

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Saraswat

This work was inspired by our hike to the Muir woods during the Pandemic. Though we were all masked and had to  maintain our social distance it was very comforting to see other fellow people hiking and enjoying each others company silently. I had only one predominant thought that despite our difference our feelings, emotions and the things which bring joy or bring sadness are the same. We are all connected at a deeper level to the one and only human race. So our connections are more powerful than our minor differences. Nature connects us all during all times.

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Saraswat “Connected Through The Redwoods” 20” x 24” Oil, $350

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Saraswat

Last year when all of humanity was challenged to keep our loved ones safe we had to postpone taking our daughter to visit her grandma. I did this oil painting remembering old time when they would sit in the front porch and have loving conversations.

This image was cropped to fit the margins.

Saraswat “Reminiscing of Treasured Affection”, 11”x 14” Oil

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Alena Nezetti

This image was cropped to fit the margins.

“Lily” 

29”x20”, oil

$300

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Alena Nezetti

This image was cropped to fit the margins.

“My City"

19” x 29”

oil

$300

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Alena Nezetti

Collective image of a woman: interactive thought-provoking picture, changing with reflections in the mirror. 

Alena Nezetti “Mirror” 50” x 50”, mixed media, $4000

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Natalia Biktairova

Natalia’s masterful work is concentrated on normal, everyday things, that you can see in your backyard. We stuck during the quarantine in our backyards and apartments, however, even in these little things there are a lot of joy and happiness.

Natalia Biktairova

“Lemons”, 16”x20” 

oil

$250

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Natalia Biktairova

Natalia believes that pandemic will eventually gone and we will live our normal life and travel again.

Natalia Biktairova, 

“Boat”  20”x20”, Oil

$300

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Natalia Biktairova

Natalia believes that pandemic will eventually be gone and we will live our normal life and travel again.

The image was cropped to fit the margins.

Natalia Biktairova, 

“Reus”  16”x20", Oil

$300

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Millard Humphrey

The image was cropped to fit the margins.

“Need Not Fear”

Oil

18”x24”

Open price

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Millard Humphrey

The image was cropped to fit the margins.

“New Birth”

18”x24”

Resin

Open price

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Millard Humphrey

The image was cropped to fit the margins.

“Thinking of Her From Across the Sea”

36”x24”

Oil

Open price

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Polina Polubotko

The image was cropped to fit the margins.

“Spring Masquerade”

17”x11”

Watercolor

open price

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Tetiana Taganska

This is the portrait of Tetiana’s brother playing guitar. Unable to visit her family during the pandemic, Tetiana expresses her feelings via painting.

“Connected” 

30”x48”, acrylic

$1500

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Olga Tymoshchuk

Since March 2020, I often feel like I am chained to the same people, activities, things, and places over and over again. Do you?

“We Are in This [...] Together”

9”x12”

Clay, wood, chain,air-dry clay

$75

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Levi Perlovich

Levi is 9 year old, he is a student of Imaginook Art Studio.

In this work, Levi reflects and makes fun of the most used thing during pandemic - hand sanitizer.

“Cool Stuff”, 8”x11”, mixed media

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Masha Lakhtikova

Masha presented ten works made in “neurographic” technique. This drawing technique is similar to meditation. Drawn with marker on paper, all these works represent flow of energy, exploration of hidden feelings, connection in between conscious and unconscious minds.

“Games of my mind”

All works 8” x 11”, marker on paper, framed

$50

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Masha Lakhtikova

Masha presented ten works made in “neurographic” technique. This drawing technique is similar to meditation. Drawn with marker on paper, all these works represent flow of energy, exploration of hidden feelings, connection in between conscious and unconscious minds.

“Games of my mind”

All works 8” x 11”, marker on paper, framed

$50

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Masha Lakhtikova

Masha presented ten works made in “neurographic” technique. This drawing technique is similar to meditation. Drawn with marker on paper, all these works represent flow of energy, exploration of hidden feelings, connection in between conscious and unconscious minds.

“Games of my mind”

All works 8” x 11”, marker on paper, framed

$50

Mia B.

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This is a love letter to my beloved grandma who lives in Pennsylvania. Our weekly, sometimes multi-weekly, phone calls are always a highlight for the both of us and although we're so far from each other and wished we lived closer to each other, our phone calls help ease the longing. I miss you grandma.

Mia B. (@MiaMixesMedia)      18”x9”, acrylic