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Bruno Da Venzia
Connecting over a common theme, these artists create captivatingly intricate paintings that reflect their unique relationships with time and memory.
Working with oils, acrylics, and spray paints on canvas, they seek to crystalize the ever-evolving essence of time in a contemporary abstract style.
Nima Veiseh The Unresolved Chord (34)
Bruno DaVenzia Gold
Carlos Adissi Fervendo - Boiling (Momento Mori 9)
Jesse Cohen Hot Girl Summer
Valentina Bogomazova Unknown
Zeerak Ahmed Passage Calls II, 2019
Susie Sharpe Magic
About the Artist
Nima Veiseh, an internationally recognized artist whose paintings reach the depths of memory and emotion, is one of 50 people in the world who is diagnosed with a condition known as hyperthymesia, in which feelings and memories are stored in the mind with incredible detail, being able to recall a distant memory as if it had occurred only days before.
Nima’s art is an abstraction of time, space and memory transformed onto canvas in an explosion of rich, vibrant color, dramatic texture and pure feeling, that inexplicably captures your mind’s eye and takes you on the journey of exploration and emotion that is the essence of Nima’s Art.
Nima’s masterpieces delve so deeply in the language of movement, flow, and ebb of life, love, and pain it makes the memory captured on canvas almost tangible. His love for art and humanity are plainly visible in his work and the painstaking process that makes Nima’s art come alive.
Nima’s process consists of layering different mediums, colors, and techniques to achieve texture beneath the colors. Nima uses a technique in layering which he created and most of his work contains up to 20 layers of paint, creating a visual feast for the mind.
Nima’s artistic journey began before his understanding of what hyperthymesia was and how it would shape his future. Nima was part of a pre-Olympic Taekwon-Do circuit in his youth and found the local museums and artwork to be a means of decompressing and relaxing.
Nima soon found himself retiring from the Olympic circuit and embarking on a new journey through artistic expression on canvas. An artist in the school of temporal abstractionism who has found a method of encapsulating and freezing in time the struggle of self-discovery brought forth by chaos and fading memories.
Nima’s work has been exhibited at Art Basel since 2014, Also a resident artist at the Janus Gallery.
Over the last 35 years, Bruno DaVenzia has acted as a bridge between the community of abstract expressionism and contemporary abstraction in order to understand how the distortions of time can be viewed through the mind’s eye.
Bruno started painting 1958, under the tutelage of Annette Lesser, his great grand aunt. Mme Lesser had been traditionally trained in Russia at the end of the 19th century, and made a living in NYC in the depression as an artist painting floral trays and shower curtains for B.Altman and Company. To Bruno, she passed on her knowledge of realism, mixing pigments and other painting techniques. By the time he was 12, Bruno had begun to master the intricacies of painting with oils.
Bruno studied color and method before embarking on a career in commerce, which would take him around the world. In the 1970's he travelled to Soviet Russia on business, where he was able to spend time in Moscow's underground art scene.
During these years He worked as a furrier, corsetiere, sign maker, visual merchandiser, designer and manufacturer of women's clothing and finally as a Real Estate planner, before returning solely to artistic endeavors in 1991.
Bruno has channeled his success as an artist through charities that support young artists and allow them to learn, grown and flourish.
Brazilian artist Carlos Adissi is an international figure through South America for his groundbreaking work in abstraction.
For almost a decade, he has dedicated himself totally to painting, developing and participating in several projects. He is one of the founders of the USINA 14 Art Collective and remains an active participant in its coordination.
In his works, he presents themes related to the essence of being. Carlos injects rhythm and movement in his paintings, at once using continuous strokes and overlapping textures that develop into complex images of light and shadow. The luminous points of his art are complemented by the rich, dark layers, representing visions originating in the unconscious. In this way, he seeks to stimulate the observer to focus on and merge the images in their own unconscious.
Born in São Paulo, Carlos Adissi started his career by training at SESC in São Paulo, gaining notoriety through the Art Fairs and Jury Shows before breaking into the North American art collectors market.
Zeerak Ahmed is a Pakistani-born, US-based artist. Her sonic and visual practice is a collection of the elusive and the ephemeral. Ahmed uses the medium of sound to carry, connect and interrogate notions of identity, memory, migration and longing. Her uniquely fragile compositions of Eastern Classical and experimental music, inspire pictorial scores as remembrance for the unseen and unattainable. Ahmed is presently archiving and mapping the sonic and intellectual histories of female folk music traditions from South Asia, drawing new forms from the melodic and poetic content of her ancestral body of sound.
Ahmed's thoughtful sonic and visual compositions that embody explorations of sound, form and space are reflective of her identity as a global contemporary artist. Ahmed was the recipient of the Ladies Fund Award for Commendation in Art in 2015 and the Lux Style Award for Best Emerging Musician in 2016. As an artist, musician (using the moniker Slowspin) and curator, she has exhibited and presented numerous shows between Pakistan, Germany and the U.S., notably serving as Assistant Curator for the Inaugural Karachi Biennale 2017, the largest contemporary art event of Pakistan. Since 2018, she has been working as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Liberal Arts.
Unexpected circumstances led me to move to the U.S. at age 16. Without speaking any English and with no one to rely on, I felt I needed to find a different career that I could support myself and help others. I decided that I would want to become a physician, although it felt like an impossible dream. After many grueling years, while learning English and supporting myself, I received my M.D. and residency training from Yale. I have had a very successful and fulfilling career as a physician. But I never gave up on art, and I studied it whenever I could while practicing medicine and raising two children.
For the past 10 years, I've had an amazing career as a physician-artist. I've had numerous exhibits and received much recognition. In 2021 my artwork will be shown in the International Exhibits in Milan (March), New York (August), Paris (September), Luxembourg (September), Brussels (November), and Miami (December).
As a physician, I witness a lot of human suffering, and my goal is to lessen physical suffering. My mission as an artist is to bring Beauty, Joy, and Optimism amidst the darkness in the world. My colors are bold, vibrant, and beautiful. My message in my art is to live life to the fullest with passion, because life is indeed a precious gift.