WINTER EXHIBITION AT MoRA 2017
WINTER EXHIBITION AT MoRA 2017
December 2nd – December 16th
Museum open: Saturday, Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm
Opening reception with artists:
Saturday, December 2nd 6pm-10pm
EVENING of Live JAZZ at MoRA
Saturday, December 9th 6pm-10pm
YURI NAUMOV Live at MoRA
Saturday, December 16th 4pm-6pm
Closing Party for the Winter Exhibition at MoRA
Saturday, December 16th 7pm-10pm
For more information contact:
Boris Belenky, MoRA Director:
Marina Bozin & Eugeni Tonevitski (ArtTeamB)
ARTTEAMB Marina Bozin & Evgeni Tonevitski
We are a non-profit arts collective that encourages self-expression through visual art, decoration, fashion design collection, and books illustration. Being creative has always been very important for us. We believe that being creative is what connects each of us with the highest power in the universe and arts lift the spirit and raise the collective consciousness of the humanity. We collaborate with artists and artistic organizations in an effort to facilitate mutual support, recognition, and the exchanging of ideas. We work to encourage a thriving community of artists and appreciation of art. We facilitate performances, and exhibits in an effort to enrich the lives of all citizens. The Artteamb Center strives to unleash the artistic potential of every community member.
Our members: EVGENI TONEVITSKI and MARINA BOZIN.
“Evgeni is quickly becoming one the most talked about and fascinating artists in the fashion industry. Basically, he is the Symbolist who works with ink, pen, oil, and acrylic. Though, his main symbol is an image of Woman, his latest exhibit at the Jewish Folk Gallery “Fly to the Star” depicts the new symbols the creative Master came up with.
Evgeni Tonevitski was born in Kiselevsk city of Russia. He started as an artist-painter and clothes-designer in St. Petersburg, turning up numerous exhibitions and shows. At the present moment, he is working for the well-known “Kay Anger” New York Company as an Art-Designer for the evening ladies wear.”
Marina Bozin as self thought surrealist. She lived and studied in St. Petersburg before immigrating to the United States in 1997. Marina works in multiple art mediums, crafts and oil painting, but lately has been focusing on graphics. The themes of her painting and drawings often deal with mystical, absurd and spiritual matters.
In addition to her painting, Marina also works as a freelance graphic designer and published her novels “The Glorious Journey of Beatrice”, and “THE MYCONIAN INVASION” By Marina Bozin and Ken Rosen.
Isabella Glaz was born in Ukraine. After high school, she continued her education at Leningrad Muhin Art Institute and Simferopol Art School, where she studied drawing, painting and art history. From 1981 to 1986 Glaz studied at Lvov Publishing Academy and graduated with majors in Book Illustration and Art History.
From 1985 to 1988 she participated in many group and single shows in the Ukraine and Russia, as well as illustrated children’s books and designed theatrical costumes.
In 1988 Izabella immigrated to Vienna, Austria where she designed for a small publishing company.
In 1989 she moved to Rome, Italy where she continued to paint, and where many of her pieces now hang in private collections. Isabella Glaz arrived in the United States in 1991 and currently resides and creates in New York City.
Isabella’s work art work exhibiting in US and European galleries and sold to private collectors.
I was born and raised in a beautiful old city Odessa in Ukraine. Odessa was my early inspiration for black and white cityscape drawings.
Now I live in the beautiful city of New York that is spiritually so close to Odessa.
Throughout my life I was trying to establish my own style, style that will express my inner world and artistic preferences. When I started to create surrealistic black and white drawings I felt ‘this is it’….
I have found it and I named my style “Conceptual Surrealism”. My main intent is to embed a deep meaning in each image but leave plenty of room for the viewer’s imagination.
My favorite media is ink and pen but I’m gladly using oil paints, watercolors, pencils, and I love photography.
Sculptor, painter, photographer, graphic artist, printmaker, art book creator, and inventor – has had more than four hundred exhibitions in the United States and Europe and conducted hundreds of sculpture workshops in Italy, Denmark, Russia and the United States. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures have won numerous awards and are in public and private collections in Russia, Switzerland, France, Croatia, Germany, Slovakia and the United States.
He has had his solo shows in Savitsky Museum in Penza city in Russia in July 2010 and August 2012 and many shows in the Museum of Russian Art in the United States.
He received a master’s degree in art from Academy of Fine and Industrial Arts in Leningrad, Russia and was a professor at St. John’s University, New York, and a faculty member of Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts.
His bronze tableau of seven life-size figures entitled “The Commuters”, sculpted in 1985, is permanently installed in Newark Penn Station. His bronze bust of Japanese-American Inventor Kazuo Hashimoto is installed in NJIT, Newark, NJ. His book “Reflections” features seventeen linocuts, etchings, and mixed media prints has been included in the print collection of New York Public Library as well as the rare book collection of Newark Museum Library, Library of Saint Bonaventure University, and Print Collection of HERMITAGE MUSEUM in Leningrad, Russia.
His work won many awards and honorable mentions. His biography was published in “Who is Who in American Art”, “WIKIPEDIA” and many magazines and newspapers and was shown on television shows in different European countries.. His sculpture “CLOWN” was exhibited in Russian State museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Four of his Art books are accepted to a Library of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
My work focuses on reconnecting time. Time is an illusory and shapeless substance. It is homogenous along its entire length, and we recognize each of its distinct ages by the objects it produces and leaves behind.
Time is like a blank canvas on which each age leaves its own inimitable imprint, coloring it with its own recognizable objects. Our parents and grandparents, and generations that came before them, were all defined by the objects of their age. We see them in old photographs dressed in the fashion of the day, sitting next to their record players or driving their quaint motor cars.
The old photographs, the black-and-white images printed on cardboard from the century before last or the Polaroid from the 1970s, are also now a thing of the past – as are earlier oil portrait of men and women who came before them. It is the objects that pin us to the blank canvas of our time. I collect those objects, the images of the people they used to define and the ideas – in philosophy, technology, the arts – that gave rise to them, and put them in my work. I work in a variety of media.
I make paintings, collages, sculpture, drawings and ceramics. I scour flea markets looking for old object, for machines, mechanisms and devices of the past, whose purpose we no longer understand but that are ineluctably pinned to the age when they were created. They were once indispensable and useful, and they defined their time. I don’t try to restore or even understand them, but I find a new life for them in my work.
Lenny was born in Moscow, Russia in 1961.
Growing up behind the iron curtain with the lack of opportunity to travel and explore the world, kept the mind of the young boy hungry and his imagination running wild with his own world of color and visual perception.
Drawing was undoubtedly his passion from the young years. After graduating a four-year college with the degree in graphic art and technical drawing, Lenny worked for the graphic art firm and soon became a bright young member of the vibrant Moscow Artistic Community. Membership brought Lenny great visibility, and not long after he featured his works on the famous Arbat Street, in the heart of Moscow historic district.
Despite his success, Lenny, like so many artists of the day, felt limited and thirsty for creative freedom and soon left Russia for Austria in the 80. After living in several European countries, the long and winding road brought him to America, and he now lives with his family around the New York City area.
He worked as a graphic artist in several small art companies around Brooklyn and Manhattan, and for the last 25 years he has been working for the International Publishing Company, where he is developing the digital photography, production art and magical world of color.
His everyday work for well known international magazines certainly keeps him busy, yet he still finds time and inspiration to create and share his intimate vision with others, revisiting that passionate young boy inside.
Irene Koval, Ukrainian artist originally from Odessa, was raised in a family of carnies (father was an engineer and performer for the circus and mother was a skilled acrobat) Irene worked in the circus as a child, performing acrobatic acts. Her childhood was as unusual as it was difficult, always moving to new places all over Russia as a part of the soviet circus lifestyle.
After graduating from circus institute and officially becoming a part of the soviet circus, Irene found herself greatly stimulated by her creativity. At this time, she was collecting a diversity of skill and technique from the various art classes she was attending in different parts of the Former Soviet Union as she was traveling all over the country with her circus.
Irene had a strong passion for the fine arts and theater. From 1983 to 1987 she attended the State Art Theatrical College in Odessa and became a property master puppeteer and art sculpture doll designer. After graduation, she was participating in numerous fine art exhibitions in Ukraine and Russia. In 1989 she fled the political oppression of her home country by immigrating to the United States and settling in New York to continue her pursuit of a career in art. In 1994 Irene graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) as a textile and surface designer. She worked for different design studios but her love of the fine arts and theater never died.
Irene has been painting, constructing Dolls, and even assembling jewelry all her life. Her style and technique has transformed over the years but Irene always finds that most of all, her art is influenced by her experience as a circus performer.
Born in Minsk, Belarus, Tanya moved to New York City in 1995. Her artistic inclinations showed at a very young age as she started compulsively drawing on every surface in sight including books, walls and papers around the house.
As she grew older, Tanya gave up defacing household property and started using drawing and painting as an outlet for documenting surroundings and expressing emotions.
Obsessed with color, Tanya creates paintings that are vivid, exaggerated and slightly surrealistic, drawing inspiration from Dali, Klimt, Monet, Australian aboriginal art and Russian folk patterns.
Her work can be found in private collections in Moscow, London, New York, Chicago and Boston.
“The artist is formed from childhood. At ten years old, Rina Lyampe took herself to the examination at the elusive Moscow Art School for gifted children. She was accepted immediately. During education there she won the first place at the art competition in France.
Rina’s college experience broadened her artistic vision. The exceptional teachers allowed the artist the chance to explore herself. It was here that she developed the foundation of the fine art she would continue to build upon.
After college Rina continue to paint, and her works was represented in art shows in Moscow and other parts of the USSR. On the side the yang artist enjoyed teaching art in Moscow University of Arts. She brought out great talent in many students where.
Her immigration to U.S. Was very difficult,but the same time bring the hope and possibilities in her life. In her early years in the U.S. She worked for the Goldman gallery, Moross studio in California, and she illustrated for Goldman Publishing house/Tzivos Hashem magazine, Good fortune magazine, Hawai Publishing House.
Sinse1994 she’s been working as a stamp designer for Inter Governmental Philatelic Corp. Her design was ordered by France, U.S.A. Tanzania, Guyana, Zambia, St.Vincent, Nesis, ect.
She actively participated in numerous art shows in countries world wide. Her paintings are in many private collections.
Rina believes that the most aspect of artistic creativity is the sense of wonder, mystery, and discovery. Is it the sense of connection to, yet distance from our surroundings, which she try to maintain in her paintings. The pictures she connects to most usually have a mixture of two realities; which is in the artist through previous experiences, and the present life.
Julia was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her love for art and design started early and by the fourth grade she was enrolled in an art school for gifted students. After graduating from high school, Julia studied at the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy, one of the country’s best art colleges.
Continuing her studies when she came to America, Julia earned her BA in Graphic Design in just three years from New York’s School of Visual Arts and worked as graphic designer, winning over 25 awards and receiving numerous mentions in leading graphic design publications.
As a graphic designer Julia never gave up her true love of traditional art. Making the necessary time to hone in on her skills and desire to focus on Painting, Her medium is watercolor, and while her work reflects a deep love of nature, it is also rooted in Julia’s Russian background. Julia’s use of colors and patterns is reflective of her Russian heritage and adds another element to her paintings.
I was born in Moscow and from early childhood I enjoyed sculpting, drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, embroidery, and other crafts.
Being a well rounded individual, I could never choose only one medium, so I continued creating art throughout early childhood. Simultaneously, I got my degree at the Moscow Textile University.
In 2001, I visited an art doll gallery in Moscow, and from that moment I was filled with desire to create. After graduating from the school of doll design of Svetlana Voskresenskaya and learning all the basic techniques, I continued making art dolls and experimenting with new styles for over 15 years.
I participated in many prestige galleries such as OOAK doll in
Moscow and my works have been displayed in two well known galleries.
Around 6 years ago I moved to United States and I cannot imagine my life here without creating art dolls. The moment you touch the instrument, you are transported into another world: bright, simple, and magical.
I like to create not just a doll, but a whole story. Despite the sadness I feel when selling my work to collectors, I like to imagine that my dolls are making someone out there a little happier.
Irina grew up in Odessa, Ukraine where she was classically trained as a painter, designer and puppet maker.
Then she continued her studies at Parsons School of Design where she earned BFA then she received MFA at School of Visual Arts.
Irina had multiple solo exhibitions; her work was included in numerous juried group shows and published by various publications including WSJ, Money Magazine and Oxygen Media.
Irina is a recipient of the COJECO’s Blueprint Fellowship and Grant.
When I enter my studio, I enter a different world of subconscious feelings, new forms and emotions that cannot be expressed in any other way. Capturing this reality is my challenge as an artist.
I grew up in Latvia during the Soviet era. I always knew that I was born to be an artist but by a strange turn of fate, I also became a physician. I chose Emergency Medicine as my specialty and have been working in a busy inner city ER for many years. For a long time I kept the two worlds separated. Then one day I realized that I was streaming ideas from my medical work into my art and the two worlds started to came together. The drama and intensity of emotions in the ER are probably unmatched in any other work environment.
The medical literature reports that a large proportion of ED visits are behavioral and psychiatric in nature. Such patients are most interesting to an artist interested in exploring the human condition and psyche. The facial expressions and forms of the human body distorted by pain and disease provide me with an endless source of ideas and inspiration.
I have been greatly influenced by classical Russian art and its emphasis on highly emotional content, subtle story telling and hidden meaning. Artists like Repin, Perov, Surikov, Antakolsky and many others made a lasting impression on me from an early age. Later influences include artists like Modigliani, Otto Dix and the German Expressionists, and Kabakov. Although I have no formal art education, I have pursued my study of art through all available venues, and in the process have acquired knowledge of the techniques and materials that seem best suited to my ideas.
For many years I would not disclose my unique situation out of fear that it would distort the viewer’s perspective, but I now realize that it is hard to understand my art without it. On reflection I also see that my subject matter has shifted over the years from pain and death to satire, social commentary and other less lighter themes. I tend to use my art to express the many ironies of life. My attitude may sometimes even be interpreted as facetious. I can use my artwork to make light of some very serious issues in society, as I see it today. This satirical style allows me to express my frustrations with society in a humorous manner.
Igor Tulpanov is one of the few artists who treat painting the way it was treated several centuries ago. Sometimes he spends a few years on a single painting.
He was born in 1939 prewar Soviet Leningrad and was brought up by his mother. His father was killed at the beginning of W. W.II.
Young Tulpanov found himself as a student of Politechnical Institute studying to be an engineer, but soon he recognized his strong passion for painting. He left his engineering career to become a student of famous critic, artist and stage director, a teacher of Academy of Fine Arts, Theater and Cinematography, Nikolai Akimov.
After leaving Russia in 1978 with his family, Tulpanov lived and worked in Paris. They came to the United States in 1979.
His first show in New York was in March 1980. Since then he had had numerous exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Trademarks of Tulpanov works include meticulous detail, logic in his compositions, the precision of his tiny brush strokes, his infatuation with the world and its mysteries.
He is not unlike an extremely skillful surgeon performing a very intricate operation. There is so much in one painting that its objects may be rightly considered to be paintings in themselves, but that would defeat the artist’s purpose, which is to create a world harmonious and complicated in its simplicity, a world that exists in his imagination.
Reality notwithstanding, the artist’s illusionist style remains elusive and all but irresistible to discover!
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