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Contemporary Oil Painters - Yiannis Melanitis
Yiannis Melanitis Greece

Yiannis Melanitis (also named as Ioannis Melanitis; Greek: Γιάννης Μελανίτης; 1967 - ) is a contemporary conceptual artist, performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, and digital artist who was born in Athens, Greece. Melanitis is a PhD Fellow; he was elected as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor at the Sculpture Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts.<br />He held many personal exhibitions and joined numerous group exhibitions, often publish academic texts, and his works are collected by art institutions and private collectors.<br />Yiannis Melanitis's work initiates from an intense conceptualization on the strategies of the contemporary artist and the artwork itself, deviating from its epistemological origins, implying the use of heterogeneous artistic media, through installations, performances, critical texts, sculptures, paintings and drawings.<br /><br /><br />Works that were collcted:<br />1. HUG, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve), Switzerland, two drawings, 50 x 70cm, from the Dans Le Jardin d’ Epicure series, owned by the &nbsp;HUG collection.<br />2. Sculpture Γutant Sphinx, Kriton collection<br />3. Sculpture head Study, Vergos collection<br />4. Yps, sculpture, private collection<br />5. Museum of Wax Moulages, A. Syggros Hospital, &nbsp;Ulysses-sobering thought , clay head on ceramic stand, Athens, Greece.<br />6. Telepaphus, synthetic ceramic, private collection<br />7. Ulysses in clay, sulphure painted, private collection<br />8. Nostalgia for Nausicaa, plaster, private collection&nbsp;<br />9. Ulysses in clay, private collection<br />10. &nbsp;Anatasis in green (green phalaenopsis), synthetic ceramic, plaster, Fryssiras collection<br />11. &nbsp;Phalaenopsis Head, synthetic ceramic, plaster, Fryssiras collection<br />12. A L L E G O R I A &nbsp; N O E S I S, synthetic ceramic, plaster, Fryssiras collection<br />13. Soul [drinking blood], Synthetic ceramic, Fryssiras collection<br />14. Kassandra, drawing, collection of the American College of Greece.<br /><br />

Contemporary Oil Painters - NatHalie Braun Barends
NatHalie Braun Barends Brazil

NatHalie Braun Barends (1970? - , also known as Petsiré) is a Germany born Brazilian contemporary artist who is both pretty and intelligent. Her works take part in exhibitions and solo exhibitions over the world and are collected by many museums and art institutions. The artist is versatile and creates works as they come to her mind. She touches upon painting, photography, installation art, video, lighting project, architectural design, semiology and so on.<br /><br />NatHalie keeps an open artistic mind and works positively to introduce new technology into her works, for example, glass-free stereoscopic video (Alioscopy), optical lens shooting and holograms. She creates lighting installations in many countries and takes part in many socio-ecological projects frequently.<br /><br />NatHalie Braun Barends’ painting also has her personal charm. We can have a glance of the three masters of different era, <a href="/克劳德·莫奈-艺术家-1352-wiki.html" target="_blank">Monet</a>, <a href="/Marc-Chagall-Artist-1653/">Marc Chagall</a> and <a href="/Jackson-Pollock-Artist-1649/" target="_blank">Jackson Pollock</a> in some of her works and her other works also integrates art deco, abstract expressionism and elements of semiology.

Contemporary Oil Painters - Wang Panpan
Wang Panpan China

Wang Panpan (1982 - ) is a contemporary Chinese oil painter and art teacher who was born in Suzhou, Anhui province. He is a member of the Artists Association of Gansu province. His works have been displayed many times in China and won many awards. The artist graduated from Oil Painting Department in Changchun Normal University in 2005. He gained his MA degree in “research on oil painting creation and teaching” from Art Institute of Sinkiang Normal University. Afterwards, he has been teaching art at Art Institute of Hexi College and other colleges.&nbsp;<br /><br />Award winning works:<br />Oil painting <em>Hometown 1, 4</em> was selected to the art exhibition by graduate art students in southwest China and won recognition award.<br />Oil painting <em>Impression of the Bund</em> was selected to The Third National Youth Competition of Sketch, Color Still Life and Landscape Sketch, and won recognition award.<br />Oil painting <em>Night, Zhouzhuang Village, and Impression</em> was selected to “Night painting on Zhouzhuang Village” National art and photography competition, and won recognition award.<br />Oil painting <em>Windless Days</em> was selected to Gansu province art exhibition by young artists to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Party, and won the third prize.<br />Oil painting <em>Autumn in Qilian Mount</em> was selected to Gansu province art exhibition in memory of the 70th anniversary of Comrade Mao Zedong’s speech “A Talk at Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art”, and won the third prize.<br /><br /><br />

Contemporary Oil Painters - Philippe Halaburda
Philippe Halaburda France

Philippe Halaburda (1972 - ) is a contemporary French painter and photographer who lives &amp; works in South of France &amp; New York, USA. His works attempt to reflect the ongoing exploration of the abstract in human nature, moving between the accidental and the consciously structured, juxtaposing spontaneous or geometric forms.&nbsp;<br />The artist has won some awards at a lot of French art fairs. Halaburda’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited throughout the US, in Canada, Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium) and Australia; and some artworks are in the collection of many corporate and non-profit institutions including the Radar (Bayeux, France), Draguigan permanent Art Collection (Draguignan, France) and the Villa Baulieu Art Collection (Aix-en-Provence, France).&nbsp;

Contemporary Oil Painters - Sunwei
Sunwei China

Sunwei (1984 - ) is a contemporary Chinese oil painter who was born in Shanxi Province. He has taken part in many art exhibitions at home and hosted many solo exhibitions. He has won many art awards in China. He graduated from oil painting department in Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and won his Master degree in oil painting department of college of fine arts, Shanghai University. He has been teaching at several colleges.<br />He often places images of vague facial expressions at dream-like backgrounds, which are integrated with each other and brings the audiences to a trance-like state where the time and space are interlaced and the meaning is inspiring.<br />Extended reading: <a href="艺术点评/艺术家谈孙伟油画作品-239.html">comments on Sunwei’s works</a> &gt;&gt;