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MZ Urban Art|New York Gallery|New York Art|International Art

Updated on February 23, 2015

About MZ Urban Art,New York Gallery-International Artist's Hotspot

It's New York baby! New York has always been 'the' place for art, pop art, abstract art, modern art, and I place to find the latest new talent. The Factory was the inspiration of Andy Warhol, Monkdogz was the inspiration of Bob Hogge and Marina Hadley. Talent is alive and well in New York especially at MZ Urban Art, their new name and Andy would love it.

Contemporary Art Today is defined by the efforts of MZUrban Art. They are considered to be the most innovative gallery in New York as they make their mark on the world with a host of International artists on their palette.

Discovering the extraordinary!

YES it is the BEST gallery in New York, hosting a variety of National and International artists. Talent abounds.

What is the best New York Gallery? The best International Gallery?

MZ Urban Art, Inc. New York

I am represented by MZ Urban Art, Inc., as well and had several shows with them, the last one was called, "Flashing Flesh". I showed my painting "Primal 1" a 62x75 oil on canvas, as well as 2 small works shows. My work is showing again March 5-21, 2015

I first met the gallery owner of Monkdogz, Robert Hogge (Bob) online. We met pre-Monkdogz. Bob contacted me via email and we have been friends ever since. After emailing with him for a year, maybe a year and a half, Bob Hogge and Marina Hadley opened up Monkdogz. Soo excellent!

Care to wear some art?

Be sure to check out all the pretty things to wear with the stroke of an artist. Beautiful tops with designs from Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.

TURN ON THE MUSIC -Enigma Silence Must Be Heard!

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TURN ON THE MUSIC

as you enjoy this lens

Enigma Silence Must Be Heard

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Past show and some of the artists:

Artwork by Betina Jung (Denmark)

"Zepher"

Summer Show at Monkdogz Urban Art

July 17th - August 12th 2008

Monkdogz Urban Art, Inc.

547 West 27th Street

5th floor

New York, NY 10001

James Armstrong (USA)

Joyce DiBona (USA)

Nol Dorado (France)

Bjrn Eriksen (Denmark)

Kasper Holten (Denmark)

Betina Jung (Denmark)

Carl McGrady (USA)

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen (USA)

Jonna Pedersen (Denmark)

Steve Reinhart (USA)

Isabelle Ribot (Brazil)

Paul Rousso (USA)

Karina Sala (Argentina)

Randy Thurman (USA)

Marcus van Soest (Holland)

Opening reception on

Thursday July 17th, 2008

from 5 to 8pm

SOME ARTISTS IN ZEPHER:

Randy Thurman -USA

Randy Thurman is an artist, musician, composer, poet, writer, etc. living and working in rural southeast Tennessee. Randy's art has exhibited at Monkdogz Urban Art, Gallery 181 and the

Jay Etkin Gallery just to name a few. Randy's music has traveled throughout the US and broad in London, Belgium, and Australia. "There are two kinds of people in the world, and I am neither." --RT

Isabelle Ribot -France

"as longas telas so histrias, misturam imagens, escritas, cores e cdigos, descrevem viajens e experincias com um estranho e magntico olhar..."

"The screens are long stories, mixed images, papers, colors and codes, travel and describe experiences with a strange look and magnetic

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen - Hawaii,USA

In every single one of my paintings my objective is to 'feel them breathing'. To let each one reveal their own vision or message. I am often astounded as their presence unfolds & I am met with who they are. I then realize that who 'they' are, defines me as well. My hope is that my paintings & sculptures relate to you, their audience & that they give you the message you need for your own heart and soul.

Other shows Kathy has done with Monkdogz:

"Seven"

"Damez"

"Flashing Flesh"

Joyce DiBona USA

Monkdogz Urban Art in NYC, Art Basel, Miami, NY Biennale 2009

Austin Artist Joyce DiBona: upcoming shows in New York City and collaboration with International Curator/Director Pietro Franesi

Longtime Austin Artist Joyce DiBona will be one of fourteen artists featured at Monkdogz Urban Art in New York City for "Zephyr" July 17 through August 6, 2008. Monkdogz Urban Art is located in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. It is an International Gallery dedicated to showcasing cutting edge established and emerging artists:

"History has dictated that occasionally windows of opportunity open within the art world. In the 1930s, artists like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock just to name a couple, were afforded a platform to exhibit their work in New York City. The reception worldwide was significant. Again, in the early 1970s, artists like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were afforded the same opportunity.We believe that as we go into the 21st century, the window opens once again but this time on a more international scale. The world today is very much a global village. Distances, time zones and different languages are no longer the barriers that they once were." www.monkdogz.com

Art Basel Miami 2008 : December 4-7, 2008

Joyce DiBona will be collaborating with Pietro Franesi on an installation for Art Basel Miami 2008.

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 38 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.

NY Biennale Art 2009: September 27-October 25, 2009

Ms. DiBona will once again collaborate with Pietro Franesi, the Director of the NY Biennale Art 2009, on one of the permanent exhibition projects, "Deus Vult".

James M. Armstrong USA

Glass is the current medium that fuels my creative passion. My interest in glass began when I spent several years working at The Peltier Glass Company in Ottawa, Illinois, U.S.A. There I learned about the versatility and creative potential that glass has to offer. The possibilities are practically limitless. My abstract work in glass is an improvisation in which I seek form and emotion. I want the work to appear to "come alive." I think of it as the transfer of my life energy into the glass. That is what I want others to see and feel. The shapes I create transport my consciousness from the immediate, external world to an inner realm of symbols and emotions. It is there, in my subconscious, where my work derives its meaning.

Bjoern Eriksen -Denmark

Bjorn Eriksen is a mature artist, born in 1957. At the age of seven he was fascinated by Picasso's Guernica, in which the spirit shaped as a shaken and sad young person with a candle in his hand, together with a terrified, wounded horse, sees how a brutal bull, symbolizing the dominating oppressing powers of our time, has slain the future formed as a child. As a result, the mother cries out her sorrow and anger to the bull's face. The horse is Pegasus of the art and Eriksen has vanished into it and he has never returned. Can you stand beside your time? Yes! You can. You can be neutral. But then, how can you make anything but decorative and abstract geometric art. There is enough of this. But Eriksen has also sensed something: it is about holding on to the light and not give up on reality - though it is tough. The man who has fought the bull on the back of Pegasus is surely lying dead on the ground but with a little flower in his hand. He succeeded in making his art. How does Eriksen's flower look like? He paints in an expressive style that makes a strong impact. It consists of lonely faces. No wonder. Yet they deny to give up. Some hide behind masks. It is difficult to reveal yourself. One is looking to the sky saying "I don't care". But that is not enough for most of his faces.

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Some Monkdogz Artists

Karina Sala -Buenos Aires, Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, her education and career highlights began with her earlier artistic activity in the year 1972 at the sculpture atelier owned by Maria Rosa Frigerio, where she stayed for two years. After that, she studied at Jorge Demerijian's atelier for six years. She studies at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredn with a specialized professorship in painting. For two more years, she studied drawing techniques at the Asociacin Estmulo de Bellas Artes with Carlos Terribili. She attends several workshops and art history courses. In the year 2004 she was able to reach top of the world knowledge directly from the kingdom of arts: The city of Paris, in France.

Betina Jung -Denmark

Betina Jung is an abstract painter, who paints in forms full of energy, in a directly, raw and strong personal way. Energy, women, hidden bodies and elements of stagnationmoments. The compositions often have more than one center - because it is made in a lot of coating. You can not see it all at first - you have to look closely and discover behind the immediate.

Jonna Pedersen -Denmark

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

THE LOVERS AND THE STREET OF THE CITY

17 May - 15 June 2008

together with Bjrn Eriksen in two places:

KUNSTPAKHUSET

Lilletorv 5, 7430 Ikast

Galleriet Jrgen stergaard

stergade 44

7430 Ikast

The lovers and the streets of the city

By Ole Lindboe

The artist couple Jonna Pedersen and Bjrn Eriksen demonstrate their sparkling co-operation with a new exhibition.

There is the city and there is its people. Buildings and bodies. People meet and separate and the buildings stand as meaningful scenes around it all. That is the take-off for the exhibition that Jonna Pedersen and Bjrn Eriksen invites to at Galleri Jrgen stergaard and Kunstpakhuset in Ikast , Denmark .

The two artists are essentially different. Bjrn Eriksen classical expressive and intense. Jonna Pedersen modern with confident sense of the hidden language of the facades. And yet they meet somewhere in the painting. In a coalision between the inner and outer side of the existence.

World of art

FAMOUS 100 Contemporary Artists

103 selected artists from 56 countries including Jonna Pedersen.

Over 500 works.

2006. 232 color pages.

Text in English, dimensions: 22x22 cm, hardcover

Publisher: World of art

Editor and author: Petru Russu

ISBN 9189685113

List price: (USD): $69.90

For sale via Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon, Books-A-Million and Wal-Mart.

Marcus Van Soest -Amsterdam

Eternally searching for a universal language, Marcus describes his inner urge to paint as his ultimate passion... Derived by the inspiration of life and the bizarre times he finds himself a part of. Born and raised in the Hague, he has been expressing himself through his art since he was old enough to hold a pen...Marcus' desire to transform the beholder and elevate them from reality is surely fulfilled through his work...Multiple dimensions mingle and intertwine to create a psychedelic nature where mysticism and humor depicted side by side illustrate his reality...The paintings contain an ever present mystical overtone that draws us unwillingly into his surreal dimension. Each new painting is regarded by Marcus as a fresh challenge ; anything is possible and likely in his vision...although no two of Marcus's paintings are alike, his undeniable style is ever recognizable through his dream-like reality...The language spoken weaves a tale of modern symbolism highlighted by his explosive usage of color...

Steve Reinhart - USA

" Its not dark yet, but its getting there"

Mixed Mediums on Canvas

7'-0" x 18'-0"

2007

Through the years artists have painted their interpretations of everyday objects, subjects, and countless landscapes by using recognizable shapes and forms to relay their messages. Vincent Van Gogh's landscapes are truly original and so are Monet's; each of which have there own distinctive personality, characteristics and purpose. However, one thing has always remained the same regardless of the artist, the use of forms and shapes to create their objects. Some have chosen to abstract their shapes, but the artist is still using recognizable shapes to some degree, to represent a specific image. Status quo.

Most people look at art for something they can recognize and the artist usually abides by painting something familiar to capture the interest of the viewer. A bright summer day for example is painted with a blue sky and round yellow sun. We are all familiar with these shapes and compositions so the artist has left us with just that - a bright summer day, painting. Status quo.

Can the viewer experience this same bright summer day if all recognizable shapes, forms and compositions are left out of the painting? More importantly can an artist represent a specific place or object without the use of form - even if abstracted?

This is my place in art. I have chosen to remove all forms and recognizable shapes as well as traditional tools (paint brushes) from my compositions and create a sense of place or mood and even imagery through the use of color. Freedom.

Noel Dorado-France

"His father, sculptor, transmitted his love for the materials and his mother, a dressmaker, the elegance of her Spanish roots, he has kept the unrestrained impulse to plug banderillas into resignation…"

Dominique Bunuel "Steps magazine"

Noel Dorado is a very talented Parisian Designer whose skills range from tailoring for the Monarchy of Luxembourg or Air France, to painting and sculpting or stylizing gallery openings, convert events… he designs jewelry collection for famous French jewelers, cosmetics for companies like Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gauthier and LVMH.

Monkdogz, Not Just Another Gallery

"Not Just Another Gallery"

While the opening of another gallery in Chelsea may not initially strike one as any more newsworthy than the opening of yet another Duane Read drugstore or Starbucks in midtown, it is unusual enough for an exhibition space to arrive on the scene with a ready-made roster of artists, each of whose work is individually distinctive yet indicative of a coherent communal vision. Such is the case with Monkdogz Urban Art, which opened amid much hoopla on March 11 at 547 West 27th Street and, on the strength of its inaugural exhibition, an international group show, promises to remain one of the more unpredictable stops in Chelsea.

Bob Hogge, an irrepressible enthusiast who resembles David Carradine with a Jean Genet prison haircut, does most of the talking for the two, while Hadley, an attractive and fashionable model of British reserve, twinkles elegantly and occasionally interjects a wry witticism that is always right on target. Typically, she will list her partner's assets, saying, "Bob is a man of great compassion, heart, honesty and integrity. He believes in art and artists with a fierce passion and wants to provide the necessary encouragement to all artists who believe in the integrity of their own work. The fact that Bob is an artist himself means that he really understands the forces and pressures that affect the working artist."

Ed McCormack

Gallery & Studio Magazine

Jean Marc Calvet at Monkdogz

Jean Marc Calvet at Monkdogz
Jean Marc Calvet at Monkdogz

Jean Marc Calvet

Jean Marc Calvet began painting at a point in is life when severe crisis metamorphosed into a form of redemption and rebirth. With no training, he discovered the need to paint by complete chance.

Not only did it save him but it changed his life. Art is his catharsis and his evolution has been astounding. For him, it is about exorcising the insanity of his past and slapping down on canvas the dirty truth of life.

He paints 14 hours a day, seven days a week and lives now in Nicaragua.

DOMINIC ALLAN

As stated on Monkdogz:

Jean Marc Calvet

"The Darker Side of

Midnight "

Jean Marc Calvet arrives in New York City with a Pandora's box of man-made monsters and the grace of redemption; a combination destined to produce an explosive visual arts experience.

Small image of Jean Marc Calvet's is titled

"We Have Too Much To Hyde"

El Arca by Jean Marc Calvet

El Arca by Jean Marc Calvet
El Arca by Jean Marc Calvet

Monkdogz Gallery: Calvert talks about his art

Monkdogz Gallery: Calvert talks about his art. This is wonderful insight into the creative mind of Jean Marc Calvet.

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"Flashing Flesh"

"Flashing Flesh"
"Flashing Flesh"

If I Were There...

"A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN TOO"

A note about the story below the show "Flashing Flesh" in New York at Monkdogz... I was not there for the opening but I wrote about what it would have been like if I had.

I have never been to New York... that may surprise a few. My art is there, I am represented in New York by Monkdogz Urban Art. I have had several shows there, but for reasons I will not share I have never been to New York.

I tend to share a whole lot more of myself than I should to remain healthy, but I think in the end there are people who are just as insecure about who they are as I am. In the end we are quite honestly no different from one another. Success or lack of it depends on your perspective of life in general.

Someday... I will travel to New York.

~Kathy

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn... Too"

It wasn't hard to pack, I took only the important things with me, a handful of leaves from trees to remind me where I had come from. Yet I expected more.. there had to be more.

There are journeys that people seek out that lend to experiences not yet lived, I am one of those travelers. My plane to New York would arrive late, but it came and I could not stop myself from crying. A dream met, the hope of all who seek out distant lands, but never speak of them out loud. Whatever keeps the prize from those silent souls is often hidden in boxes with labels that remark there is no return. Boxes full of tape that bind gifts and treasures, only released in dark spaces while completely alone.

"I'm on my way to meet my creative side face to face, lest it lose its resilience," I said inside my mind. "Oh fragile path, its time to stop along the way and breathe in those desires. Time to take out your paints and splash their blood from head to my toe, lick up complaints from the wounded, give solace, because they are you". I cried again..."That's how you got here, you paid for a thousand and one days, time to feel your worth."

My goal met, I stood before my shadow, a painting on the wall. I recognized its worth beyond my past objections and wanted only to soothe myself. I had met one of my emotions head on and its fragrance became the charm I had been looking for. I stood before my painting, my painting of me and gave it back a smile of recognition.

"Did you bring the book?" I heard a voice behind me say.

I did not turn around to see the face from where the voice came, instead I closed my eyes and felt the essence from its breath. I felt it on my shoulder like a bird that rested after flight. I had the book, indeed I did. I took it from my pocket and in the process all the leaves that I had carried so carefully, fell to the ground.

"OH NO!" I opened my eyes and saw their green veined figures on the tiles on which I stood. "However will I find my way home again! However will I remember those graves from all my sadness, reminders from where I came from!?"

The door to the gallery opened and a windswept in. It took up the leaves and caused them to begin dancing. I could only watch in disbelief. They seemed happy and unconcerned about me. I wanted to gather them again, put them in their place and demand they stay put, do as they were told. The next thing I knew they rushed right out the door, on to the elevator and into the street. I ran blindly waving my arms, screaming and frantic. I would not know who I was without them. However would I find my soul again? I watched the leaves swim through the currents of freedom. To be understood later? I was not sure, I was alone.

I walked back up to the gallery.. sensed a shadow but I was too bereaved to search out its eyes. Standing again in front of my painting I wept. Mysteriously the voice of before, was once again behind me, and it began to sing. It was soft and gently, something about it felt soothing and I wanted to stay there forever. I closed my eyes and bowed my head inhaling the music to my ears. I felt its presence, breathing on my neck, then kissing my shoulder. Opening my eyes, holding the book in hand, I knew a question could be asked of the melody that came from the figure behind me.

I heard myself speak up, "What am I going to do? My tokens, my history have left me, I have no more leaves to remind me of me."

Kisses on my shoulder the melody did reply, "You don't need them anymore, no more regret. No more waiting for life to begin or unrewarded promises of places you have never been only to wonder about. There are fresh leaves on every tree on every journey you will step out to meet."

I turned around to see the figure. Confused at first at what I saw but accepting, the voice I saw came from me. I had met my worth, acknowledged the relief of letting go and knew it was just the beginning.

Remembering the book, I opened up the pages to a treasured quote:

"I wept because the process by which I became a woman was painful. I wept because from now on I would weep less. I wept because I had lost my pain and I was not yet accustomed to its absence."

~Anais Nin

Placing the book on the floor beneath my painting, still open to the words I have understood so many times, I knew exactly what she meant. I then took off all my clothes, left the book behind and entered the world outside.

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

6 December 2007

copyright 2007 & 2008

Randy Thurman

Randy Thurman

Muso's voted Randy Thurman musician of the month in London. Read more about it:

LIVE LINKS IN LINK LIST

Randy Thurman is an artist,

musician, composer, poet, writer,

etc. living and working in rural

southeast Tennessee. Randy's

art has exhibited at Monkdogz

Urban Art, Gallery 181 and the

Jay Etkin Gallery just to name a

few. Randy's music has traveled

throughout the US and abroad in

London, Belgium, and Australia.

"There are two kinds of people in

the world, and I am neither." --RT

Schedule:

MAY 12 - JUNE 2, 2008

"Beneath The Skin"

Chashama, New York, NY

MAY 2008

Otoliths - 2008

"Embracing Our Differences" 2008

North Port, FL

"NOTM" barebrush.com - Chelsea District, NYC

Curated by Robert W. Pillsbury, artist.

May 2008

Exhibition - Plymouth, New Zealand

Permanent collection Amarillo Museum of Art

MARCH 30 - MAY 4, 2008

"Embracing Our Differences" 2008

Island Park on the Bay Front - Sarasota FL

"Creation" by Randy Thurman

"Creation" by Randy Thurman
"Creation" by Randy Thurman

BASQUIAT-Kingdom of Rain

Robert Hogge

Below is a work by artist and gallery owner Robert Hogge.

AIN'T BOB COOL?!!!!

Xfusionism is a form or concept of art that incorporates any number of styles such as Abstract, Expressionism, Surrealism, Neo-Expressionism, Outsider, Brut or Aboriginal art into one piece and then X-tracts their major components leaving their spirit to create a completely unique art form.

New York Cab by Robert Hogge

New York Cab by Robert Hogge
New York Cab by Robert Hogge

Basquiat and Warhol

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Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, filmed in 1986

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True Art Embracing Tragedy - Must Art Know Tragedy?

Does Art Need Tragedy to be good?

I used to ONLY paint sad things, write sad things... because I WAS sad. People would ask me why everything I painted was so sad.

I used to ask back,

"What is interesting about happy?"

To a certain extent I still believe that, that happiness painted or written without some sort of tragedy is pathetically boring.

Real and honest emotion is something people seek out and yet when they find it they often become afraid of it. Does it remind them of something? Or...?

Art feels separate to me in some ways from my day to day goals of making my life happy. I wish I could tell you what that means to me.. it is perplexing to me as well. Yet.. if you went to a movie would you expect some sort of drama, some reason for the hero to enter? I think maybe tapping into the past brings those dramas, that dark and perhaps gothic side to create art with passion.

The everyday must be filled with seeking out happiness and embracing that side of us that enters into a world that is livable... lest we become like Zelda or Camille Claudel, swallowed up by the very gift we tried to embrace.

OH! art with all of its fragile dichotomies!

And you? Do you agree with me? Feel like I am full of it or have a completely different stance altogether?

There are after all ... all those landscapes, pictures of fruit and stuff.

Tell me...

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Must art know tragedy?

No not really, because....

No not really, because....

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    • Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Art does not to need to know tragedyto be appreciated...two of my most influential mentors, Robert "Bob" Carter and Sam Gilliam are alive and well today and still producng exquisite art that touches the soul and ignites the senses.

    • moonlitta 5 years ago

      I just wish art knew more of happiness, and there were more pictures of sunflowers (not just them, but any bright and happy creation out there)- we should not feel miserable and wrecked all the time, life has its happy moments!

    Yes pretty much, because...

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      • Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

        Pain is why most people put there soul in there art.

      • June Parker 5 years ago from New York

        When you are happy you don't think about spiritual things and tend to drift away with your happiness.

        When there is tragedy in your life and the sorrow is overwhelming, it brings you closer to your God and you remember what your spirit is about as you dive down into it.

        What, after all is art? Is it not your spirit releasing as it expresses itself?

      • gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

        Oh I guess so, it seems to be the case. I am not happy with that situation, but there you are. See you around the galaxy...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        That rings true...

      • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

        somehow art is connected to tragedy and v.v. one can express more thru his/her art if there is some kind of ...

      • clvngodess 9 years ago

        ...we live in a realm of duality. It is through this duality that we measure all aspects of our lives; the good, the bad; the male, the female; the pleasure, the pain; the exciting, the mundane, and so on.

      • kathysart 9 years ago

        I think it takes some reaching down into your gut to find that passion that is you, your life, not in the moments of sipping tea under a tree... the kind brought on by the intensity of seeing,feeling and embracing of what might sometimes even scare you.

      Artists at Monkdogz Urban Art in New York

      Sbastien Aurillon

      SEBASTIEN AURILLON - PARIS

      Sbastien is an exciting emerging French artist in his 30s living in Manhattan. His works show us clean edged symbols and geometric shapes displayed in opaque bright colors. He creates timeless simplistic and optimistic visions that please and excite without knocking us over the head. His work is both bold and subtle at the same time.

      In "Le Jardin Botanique" (below) Sbastien explores a loose side of himself and his feelings, a side less rigid in geometries and evenness of balancing shapes. The composition has more life and more daring as the flowers reach out with their personality. Sbastien takes a turn away from symbolism here and really turns up the heat with this work, the stretching forms all reach for the sky. Le Jardin Botanique also exhibits a far less mechanical look and shows another direction that Sbastien has ventured into with ease. He has created his own techniques and tools in order to project his visual interpretations. To obtain a certain texture free result he only uses rollers and prepares his canvas with masking tape. He enhances the colors by surrounding them in hard edge black line.

      "Le Jardin Botanique" by SEBASTIEN AURILLON

      "Le Jardin Botanique" by SEBASTIEN AURILLON
      "Le Jardin Botanique" by SEBASTIEN AURILLON

      Title: "Primal Block Party 1"

      Artist: Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

      Medium: Oil on canvas

      Size: 9-3x3 blocks=12x12

      Description: "Primal Block Party 1" is part of an ongoing self portrait body of work. It is ONE of FOUR of a SET. They can also be purchased separately.

      Full series can be seen at Barebrush:

      http://www.barebrush.com/Artists/ALB43e.html

      Kathy Ostman-Magnusen is represented by:

      Monkdogz Urban Art, Inc.

      547 West 27th Street

      5th floor

      New York, NY 10001

      ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through UZ Urban

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      Turn on Some More Music!

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      TURN ON SOME MORE MUSIC!

      as you enjoy my lens about Monkdogz and their artists.

      Why would I post this You Tube? Ahh cause hopefully we as artists are indeed walking on the wild side, trying to find the piece of ourselves that felt missing the second before. Lou Redd was part of Andy Warhol's gang at The Factory.

      "Girl With Yellow" by Karina Sala

      "Girl With Yellow" by Karina Sala
      "Girl With Yellow" by Karina Sala

      Karina Sala

      Karina Sala:

      Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, her education and career highlights began with her earlier artistic activity in the year 1972 at the sculpture atelier owned by Maria Rosa Frigerio, where she stayed for two years. After that, she studied at Jorge Demerijian's atelier for six years. She studies at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredn with a specialized professorship in painting. For two more years, she studied drawing techniques at the Asociacin Estmulo de Bellas Artes with Carlos Terribili. She attends several workshops and art history courses. In the year 2004 she was able to reach top of the world knowledge directly from the kingdom of arts: The city of Paris, in France.

      Karina Sala Video

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      CLICK IMAGE TO SEE KARINA SALA VIDEO

      be aware that there is a spot or two that 'might' be offensive in some of the art shown.

      But!! Ohhh this is a great video!! Half of it is spent on getting the feel for New York at night. You feel the buzz and rush, the lights and the people in this You Tube. The other is within Monkdogz Gallery seeing the art, the artists and the onlookers. One special thing that I loved about viewing this video is the close-up of Karina Sala. You could feel her heart somehow... I connected to it. Watch and see if you don't feel the same.

      ~ Kathy

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      MoriDen also ran at the same time at Monkdogz show at the British Airways Concorde Room at JFK

      Monkdogz's exemplary artists showing their work in the most exclusive "flying club" in the world, the British Airways Concorde Room at New York's JFK International Airport.

      The ConcordeRoom was designed by the CD partnership, Sir Terence Conran's architecture and design practice, the Concorde Room at New York's JFK airport for the ultimate jetsetters. The lounge is a design classic, like Concorde itself. Every piece of furniture is a celebration of 20th century design from the Corbusier chaise longue to the Matthew Hilton armchair, the Eileen Grey Bibendum chair to the Charles Eames lounger.

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      Resonance - New York

      January 17, 2007 - February 23, 2008

      Allison Artis

      Jill Marleah Bell

      Alex Echevarria

      Natalie Giugni

      Anki King

      Jessica Lagunas

      James Merrell

      Laura Meyers

      John Milisenda

      Lou Patrou

      Alexandra Rutsch

      Julian Rozzell

      Diana Schmertz

      Effie Serlis

      Brett Whysel


      I Covered My Ears

      I covered my ears

      spent the rest of the day silent

      sifting through memories

      and burning old letters.

      I chasten the tag a longs

      those things that haunt

      they crowd out my mentors

      The meanings seem translucent now

      Do not waste those lessons

      note them well

      post them on the refrigerator

      with a magnet made of ice.

      I fell into this holy space

      resting in my Lily's calm.

      I wonder if she knew it.

      Maybe

      in time.

      I have learned a lot

      and am still searching.

      Lily is me

      and I am Lily

      and everyone else.

      The struggle was not in the forgiving

      not on Lily's part

      the struggle was in accepting forgiveness

      and counting herself worthy of such a gift

      of being made to feel whole again.

      Being able to say those words

      "I love you"

      how could she dare?

      How could I?

      She simply was not worthy

      not to her

      and it was assumed by her

      not to anyone else.

      No she would not say them

      not for a very long time.

      She could not see that flower

      and I was not allowed in the garden.

      Knowing every single day

      that Lily would be here

      her loyalties needed to be well spent.

      Resting in my Lily's arms

      By Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

      copyright 2008

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      PS The pic is of me... most places I post that I am 89 or 99 or sometimes 29... as you can see by my pic I am none of those ages posted... tee hee!

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      "Blue Bars" by James M Armstrong

      "Blue Bars" by James M Armstrong
      "Blue Bars" by James M Armstrong

      James M. Armstrong

      James M. Armstrong is a sculptor and painter who lives in the Midwest of the United States.

      "Glass is the current medium that fuels my creative passion. My interest in glass began when I spent several years working at The Peltier Glass Company in Ottawa, Illinois, U.S.A. There I learned about the versatility and creative potential that glass has to offer. The possibilities are practically limitless. My abstract work in glass is an improvisation in which I seek form and emotion. I want the work to appear to 'come alive.' I think of it as the transfer of my life energy into the glass. That is what I want others to see and feel. The shapes I create transport my consciousness from the immediate, external world to an inner realm of symbols and emotions. It is there, in the subconscious, where my work derives its meaning."

      ~ James M Armstrong

      The small image is

      "Self Portrait 2002"

      by James M Armstrong.

      James showed at the infamous British Airways Concord Room at JFK last year, which was a Monkdogz show. He also showed in Chicago in a show presented by the Chicago Artists' Coalition at Iron Studio's. October of 2007. Busy man!!

      ~KOM

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      "Zephyr" - COMING SOON!

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      "Zephyr" from July 17 until August 6, 2008.

      Opening reception on Thursday July from 5 to 8

      THE ARTISTS:

      Randy Thurman -USA

      Isabelle Ribot -San Paolo

      Kathy Ostman-Magnusen - Hawaii,USA

      Joyce DiBona USA

      James M. Armstrong USA

      Bjoern Eriksen -Denmark

      Karina Sala -Buenos Aires, Argentina

      Betina Jung -Denmark

      Jonna Pedersen -Denmark

      The artists links are below in the link list, be sure to check them out!

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      Image is of Randy Thurman, artist and musician.

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      Lou Reed about Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol in 1993

      About My Self Portraits

      About Kathy Ostman-Magnusen's Self Portraits:

      The "Primal Series", of a woman, me, not in her teens or even her 20's, is something that addresses issues important to a lot of women. Am I sexy? Am I pretty? Am I confident in who I am? Am I free to explore ideas, once hidden? So many questions answered for my own self and hopefully for other women my age, or any age for that matter.

      I am not going to disappear just because I am not in my 20's or 30's or 40's.. wow. That is the way it has felt at times. Strange.

      Mental notes of understanding who we are under the veil of who we hoped we would be as women or who we think we lost, are embraced by me within the cloak of all women.

      Exploring that sexual side; embracing my own desires and trying to not just understand them but find out what they are! So many feeling for various reasons are pushed down and made incidental because society has claimed they should feel uncomfortable.

      Finding any sense of rawness seems crazy past 40. But why? That is what I think I am finally concluding. As a lot of women get older they tend to feel themselves disappear. I am one. I see though through this whole series that I am working on, digging inside myself to find that essence of sexiness that is woman; hearing tiny cries from those emotions hid from my own self and letting them see the light of day is luscious! Its not about being defined by others as being sexy, letting others decide my fate in how I feel about myself.. its about ME accepting who I really am and having the confidence to bring it all out on canvas. To not only see it but embrace and shine in it.

      I want reach deeper and find all the things about my own sexuality that have always been mine to know. I want to understand the passion I long to paint and comprehend what those emotions are.

      Passion has a sense of violence about it, it is strong and it survives aggression. I don't want to paint passive art.. I want feel the obsession of lust inside its raw and primal pursuit. Within passion one finds a boldness full of enticing ambitions to grasp on to, that piece of your heart that presses you to go past the mark of a bystander, that spot you may have been told to stay put on.

      It is not possible to feel apathetic when standing next to passion. I don't paint landscapes to hang above someone's couch, paintings meant to be a resting place for the mind? I want to paint feelings that one cannot dismiss. I hope to stir up feelings that overwhelm within the viewer as well as myself. It is not my goal to feel nothing but a sunny day or peacefulness, shiny trinkets that rest on walls that can be walked away from. I want to paint women who feel something. I paint myself as I define it and revel in the fact that I am made whole by my own journey of introspection.

      I want to paint strength, sexuality, pain, power, a force of intensity, emotional qualities that generate a reaction. I don't want to paint the sky, I want to paint the dominance of the wind that caused it to be felt on ones skin, in the form of a woman. I pick up my brush or clay between my fingers and consider a certain belligerence, an attitude of confidence that meets the power I need to form an energy outside myself and I welcome it in. I paint or sculpt until I hear them breathing and their breath becomes my own.

      I paint myself as I try to define the energy that is indeed my own sexuality but also all women whether they accept that part of themselves or not.

      Monkdogz says...

      Monkdogz Urban Art Says:

      Contemporary Art Today

      History has dictated that occasionally windows of opportunity open within the art world. In the 1930s, artists like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock just to name a couple, were afforded a platform to exhibit their work in New York City. The reception worldwide was significant. Again, in the early 1970s, artists like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were afforded the same opportunity.

      We believe that as we go into 2007, the window opens once again but this time on a more international scale. The world today is very much a global village. Distances, time zones and different languages are no longer the barriers that they once were. The internet now allows us a level of communication that easily brings the world to us.

      The pic is of James Armstrong at the "Vertical Rising" show he participated in last March 15-April 21, 2007, along with Huroshi Endo, Asja Jung, Betina Jung, Pascale Nubret and William Thierfelder.

      Pintographs (view 3) by Joyce DiBona

      Pintographs (view 3) by Joyce DiBona
      Pintographs (view 3) by Joyce DiBona

      What's Your Pleasure? Hummmm?

      We all have likes and dislikes regarding art... so what kind of art do you like best?

      What's your pleasure?

      See results

      Monkdogz Artists Links

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      Who are the artists?

      Check 'em out!

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      ALSO: Barebrush.com is one of the links I feature below. Nude art or the art of the nude is featured. A lot of Monkdogz artists belong to Barebrush as do I. A few of my the pieces that have been in shows with Monkdogz Urban Art are on the Barebrush site. I have posted them randomly.

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      PLEASE NOTE! BAREBRUSH IS A NUDE ART SITE AND SOME OF THE ART SHOWN ON MONKDOGZ MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS... OK? SOO KEEP THAT IN MIND IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED. HUGS!

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          Kathy, you make the coolest lenses. LOVE this one....a great selection of fascinating videos, art, and links. Another 5 Stars for you!

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          ChristopherScot1 9 years ago

          Great lens and thanks for stopping by the A Day of Hope lens! I need to make a trip out to New York. You have lots of great information for all of us. Keep up the hard work. Come over to A DAY OF HOPE

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          This gallery rocks!

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          Fox Music 9 years ago

          Thanks Kathy this is a "Remarkable" Lens!!

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          Great Lens (and art!)Best wishes to you!

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          kathysart 9 years ago

          Be sure to tell me you were here OK? Hugs and kisses,

          Kathy

          Hummm and my cookies!

          Kathy's Chocolate Chip Cookies

          Cream together:

          1 cup 'real' butter (not margarine!)

          1 1/2 cup sugar

          1 1/2 Tbl. black strap molasses

          1 tsp. salt

          add and blend two eggs

          don't overdo this part or your cookies will turn out weird.

          sift together then fold into sugar mixture:

          2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda

          add and mix to above mixture:

          1 cup coconut

          3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal

          2 full cups chocolate chips

          Bake at 325 degrees for about 12 minutes. Use only an old junkie cookie sheet... not one of the new ones, they tend to make these cookies cake. Take the cookies out 'just a hair BEFORE they are done'. Let them finish up after they come out of the oven.

          Smile.

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          Bellezza-Decor 9 years ago from Canada

          What a great lens - 5 stars and lensrolled into my pop artists lens.

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          RolandTumble 8 years ago

          I voted for "not listed", but the truth is that I can't pin it down. I really like Impressionism, especially Renoir, but also everything from Botticelli and Da Vinci through Mucha and Toulouse-Lautrec to Dali and Kandinsky.

          Not too big on pure abstract, though--I've got no time for Jack the Dripper....

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          glad to know the place where you have your works exhibited.

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          Wayne Tully 5 years ago from UK

          It must be Awesome to visit bustling and very busy art galleries when some varied and exceptional artists are exhibiting their work there....I've seen galleries of artists work on youtube and that's it really, of course we have a local art gallery, but it's not really the same as visiting larger more famous galleries all over the world.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          A feast here Kathy....blessed!

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          TLRaghavan 5 years ago

          Brilliant presentation. Very nice and unique artworks.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Enjoy seeing all of this great work in one place. Continued success!

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          gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

          Of course you are sexy, and pretty. It would certainly seem that you are confidant as well. You are intelligent, your depths seem so deep that they cannot be reached by mortal man. I know you from what you have written and that which you create with your art work. I am proud to know you. This was a wonderful journey into the world of art in my hometown. So much thought and work obviously went into this page. I will come back and reread this work often. I am sending you my love dear friend, Happy New Year. See you around the galaxy...

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          kathysart 5 years ago

          @gypsyman27 lm: Thank you for your lovely compliments. Mega blessings in the New Year.

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          keerthikesh 5 years ago

          great lenns

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          June Parker 5 years ago from New York

          I spent way too much time here! I have to leave to get some of my own work done, but I have loved my visit here! *Squid Angel Blessed* I am in the process of creating a new lens for 2012 Angel Blessings. As soon as it is finished, you will be added there and I'll send an e-mail to let you know when it has been published. Sometimes spending time at the galleries in NYC are the most wonderful past time, but a sad substitute for the natural canvas creations of Hawaii. Your beautiful work is so inspiring.

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          i hope you can sell more of your works of art thru monkdogz. good luck, squidangel!

          angel blessed.

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          Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

          Hi love the art, best of luck with it. Thanks for sharing. Blessed by Squid Angel flinnie and added to my lens, Squid Angel flinnie.

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