My name is Aleida Hammond. I am an artist who works with mediums such as photography and acrylic paint. I am a responsible and self-motivated individual passionate about the creative industry. Recently I completed my final year of studying BA in Fine Art at Loughborough University. I also freelance as a photographer and videographer.
With my artwork, I aim to showcase aspects of faith in a contemporary space. I aim to explore topics which are not as spoken about in the black community, an example being mental health.
My photography has developed from primarily portraits to portraits, stills and videography, with the aim of telling people’s stories. I also specialise in painting and drawing portraits and specialised commissioned. The mediums I use help me to visually create an open dialogue about topics not as spoken about by communities. Examples of this are speaking on faith in a more levelled way to create an open dialogue. Additionally, mental health in the black community and visually showcasing vulnerability is something I am passionate about.
What motivates and inspires me as an artist is to be a part of creating more of a diverse space. I use creativity to express myself, as well as to share the stories of others. My desire is to see of people colour have more representation. An aim of mine is to also help people have more facilities and space to express themselves creatively. To have artists of colour in more mainstream areas of art and design is something that I would like to be a part of.
By profession, I am a university teacher. I have to be always busy doing research and I love it. Along with it, I also love painting. Though I do not have any formal training in Fine Arts, I try to draw pictures whenever I get time. It gives me immense pleasure when I indulge myself in painting since my childhood. As soon as, I complete drawing a picture, I feel a sense of accomplishment.
Was born in 1982 in Ukraine, Kyiv
In 2002-2005 graduated from Solomon International University with a degree in marketing management
From 2005 to 2008 worked as a brand manager at Bosch Gmbh
From 2008 to 2010 she worked as a photo producer
In 2010-2014 worked as a make-up artist at the 2Dstudio photo studio in Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 face art is one of the world's best 40 arts on the site 500.pxl for photographers
2014 till now began working as a face and body artist
In 2014, mastered Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and began making collages
2020 works as an artist of digital collages. Make collages for sale, to order, smm, illustrated books. Illustrated a book about bipolar disorder “Without masks” by Maria Pushkina
2022 May Online exhibition Meta senses ( meta-senses.gallery)
2022 July Exhibition of Ukraine women artists in Tbilisi, Georgia in the president palace under patronage of the President of Georgia
2022 July International online exhibition online S-P-A-C-E from the Creators Collective
2022 October Exhibition Fraguilty ( meta-senses.gallery)
2022 November Pride art exhibition in Berlin, Germany “Fetish”
2023 February Pride art exhibition in Berlin, Germany “Peace”
2023 April Pride art exhibition in Berlin, Germany “Primal matter”
2023 April The Celebration of Biodiversity by Insecta Collective, England, Leicester
2023 Planned solo exhibition on SEAS Refugee Week exhibition, Brighton, UK
I was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. It was there that I first was captivated by the beauty of the natural world, which fueled my passion for drawing and painting. I really like Kiev, whose landscapes, places, and people had fascinated me ever since I was introduced to the artworks of Claude Monet during my university studies at National Academy of Art. My artistic exploration of my homeland has been the greatest joy in my life, and through my paintings I hope to share some of my emotional experiences of this part of the world.
National Academy of Arts and Architecture 2014-2018
Shevchenko Art School (Kiev) 2010-2014
2009 – 1 place at the Second All-Ukrainian Children’s Painting Competition “Peace to the World”
2013 – 1 place at the Seventh International Art Contest of Contemporary Art in the nomination: Landscape. (Ukrainian Art Week)
2013 – 1 place on the 11th All-Ukrainian competition of academic drawing.
2009 – Second All-Ukrainian Children’s Painting Competition “Peace to the World”
2013 – Seventh International Art Contest of Contemporary Art in the nomination: Landscape. (Ukrainian Art Week)
2013 – 11th All-Ukrainian competition of academic drawing
2013 – Participant of the Charity auction in support of Shevchenko Art School within the framework of the project “DUKAT ART CHARITY”
(Auction house “Ducat”)
2014 – participant of the Annual All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition devoted to the Day of the Artist (NSHU)
2014. – Personal exhibition “Autumn Mood” (2 Zolotovoritska str.)
2014. Participant of All-Ukrainian art competition. (NAFA Exhibition Hall)
2014 – participant of All-Ukrainian Christmas Exhibition (NSHU)
2014 – Participant of All-Ukrainian Exhibition devoted to the winter holidays. (NSHU)
2015 – Personal exhibition “Dialogues”,
Museum of outstanding figures of Ukrainian culture, st. Saksaganskogo 97, Kiev, Ukraine.
2015 – Participant of All-Ukrainian art competition. (Exhibition Hall NAFA)
2017 – Participation of All-Ukrainian Painting Competition “Silver Easel”, also participate in a joint exhibition with other artists. (Building of the State Administration) Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
My name is Malena Chavez Hidalgo (17 years old). I am from Lima, Peru. I am a self-taught artist. Also, I have been practicing ballet since I was 3 years old and I play the piano. I love art in all its forms. I like to use different artistic techniques and I am interested in creating paintings that reflect my emotions.
O Yemi Tubi (MOYAT)
Dagenham, East London
O Yemi Tubi is a Nigerian born, USA trained artist currently residing in the United Kingdom. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Valdosta State University, GA, USA, O Yemi worked as a creative director for a media company for nearly two decades. Since 2014, he has been a freelance visual and graphic artist. Over the years, O Yemi developed his unique personal style characterized by bright colors and expressive figurative imagery. The artist paints with acrylic and watercolor, but his favorite medium is oil paint.
Musami’s work focuses on healing and restoration as it is experienced through the gender divide. The process which he uses to produce the work act as Symbolic gestures in how he explores notions of healing and restoration. The physical act of scratching, mark making, tearing, cutting and destroying and then mending and fixing are expressed in the final outcome of the work.
Musami’s work has been exhibited over the years in various solo and group exhibitions in Harare, Johannesburg, Cape Town, United Kingdom and Italy, receiving acclaim from local media and many critical observers.
I was inspired to become a painter at a very young age and through the years,I created a recognisable figurative style, with realistic, expressive and modern elements. My style was influenced by a thorough artistic research and numerous art museums visits. The focus of my art are portraits and figurative work, painted in an original, unique, emotional and sensual manner.
Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa
Sonja Nel is an upcoming expressionist colourist from Somerset West in the Winelands near Cape Town, South Africa. She loves to paint landscapes, still life and especially her signature theme which is 'Woman with flowers'. Sonja has had two solo exhibitions in Somerset West and one in Onrus near Hermanus. She regularly exhibits together with other artists in Cape Town and Pretoria. Sonja's paintings feature in private collections in Australia, Belgium, California, Corfu, England, Ireland, Italy, Namibia, New York, Scotland, South Africa and Spain.
Tin Stanton is a creative artist from Bristol with a passion for painting. His study of traditional impressionist techniques and his experience as a photographer enable him to deliver the dramatic through the use of colour and light, giving his paintings an intrinsically cinematic feel.
His ongoing futuristic exploration ‘Visitors’ is a collection of beautiful yet haunting paintings underpinned by a dark, insightful world of drawings, photographs, digital works, sculpture and text, which raise questions about aspects of our own futures in a way that is both convincing and compelling.
With several works claiming finalist positions in galleries in London, Birmingham and Doncaster in 2021, Tin Stanton has also had his own solo exhibition in the D31 Art Gallery, Doncaster in 2022.
Victor Mauricio Rodriguez Romero
Víctor Mauricio Rodríguez is a Costa Rican artist with 10 years of national and international career with artworks in 16 countries including Australia, Angola, Canada, Spain, France among some and 23 states in the United States of America.
His works are inspired by nature and metaphors of life along with emotional experiences lived by the artist and he is 100% dedicated to art in his country Costa Rica located in Latin America.
His works are in different collections of important collectors around the world and galleries in his country and he has an established career.
Zi Ling Biography
Zi Ling is a visual artist based in Bath. She was born to the Chinese painter HuiTao Lin, a pioneer of the 85 New Wave Movement.
She has studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Chelsea College of Arts and Central Academy of Fine Arts China.
Her works of paintings and mixed medium have been displayed extensively at many prestigious venues and exhibitions in the UK and China. Her artwork has been permanently collected by the National Art Museum of China, as well as private collectors from over 14 countries, including Korea, France, the US, Bulgaria, Canada, the UK, Singapore, China, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany.
She received the President's Choice Award RI (2022), the Richard Plincke RI Prize (2021), Cass Art Prize (2019), DAC Beachcroft Space Prize (2018), Frank Herring Easel Award (2018), First Prize of Leathersellers Award (2016), and the Rosemary & Co. Prize (2015) from the Princess Michael of Kent. She is also the winner of the Royal Academy of Dance Portrait Competition 2022. She has been chosen as top ten most invested Women artists 2023 on SINGULART gallery, Paris.
She is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the co-Artistic Director of the cross-disciplinary art company 2617KUNST. She had her artist in residency at the Royal Opera House in December 2022.