New Contemporary Artists

Contemporary Oil Painters - Kinuko Y. Craft
Kinuko Y. Craft United States

Kinuko Y. Craft (1940 - ) is an American painter, illustrator, and writer and is one of the most respected and renowned fantasy artists in the world today. Through her works, she conveys her love for beauty and pursuit of art. Her works are filled with magic and mystery, depicting the infinite possibilities of the fantasy world through delicate brushstrokes and rich colors. She was born in Kami-zaki-cho, Japan and graduated from the Kanazawa College of Art. Her past commissions include book covers for famous fantasy writers, opera posters, fairy tale storybooks, and cover illustrations for almost all major national magazines. Her works not only appear in various publications but also adorn the covers of novels by many well-known authors, as well as designing opera posters and illustrating picture books. Her works have been exhibited in private collections, public art museums, and exhibitions worldwide, and she has illustrated many picture books that are beloved by readers. Her works have won numerous awards in various art exhibitions and competitions. She has also received the Gold and Silver Awards from the Association of Illustrators in the United States, the Grand Master Award from the Society of Illustrators in America, and various honors from the 1990s.<br />

Contemporary Oil Painters - Jim Warren
Jim Warren United States

Jim Warren (1949 - ) was born in Long Beach, California, and is a highly influential American contemporary surrealist painter. His works are filled with wonderful imagination and profound meaning, making him known as the "Living Legend of the Art World." He started painting in high school and gained recognition as a genius at his first solo exhibition in 1975. Warren's surrealist works are full of fantasy and mysterious elements, as if leading the audience into a magical world. His paintings often feature various unique creatures and scenes, which blend reality and imagination, leaving a deep impression on people. In addition to surrealist creations, Warren has also explored other different styles and themes. He has created a series of works with an environmental theme, calling for people to pay attention to the ecological environment of the Earth. These works have a strong visual impact, triggering people's thoughts on environmental protection. Warren believes that art is a way for humans to express emotions and spiritual life. He believes that through art, a bridge of communication can be established with the audience to convey his thoughts and emotions. At the same time, he also emphasizes the need for continuous exploration and innovation in artistic creation, maintaining a spirit of exploration in unknown areas.<br>

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 - 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;