My name is Anna Duyunova. I am Canadian artist. My art always comes from the heart. It is my personal experience and power to speak about lyrics and dramatic poetry of life by art.
For me, art is not an imitation of nature. I create works with a combination of reality and wonderland, painting landscapes and portraits with mystery and realism, and showing the enhancement of nature. In my works, I want to evoke feelings and new thoughts, induce old memories and dreams to show the beauty of ordinary things. My passion is to express myself with pen and ink and make acrylic paint speak on my behalf.
Until 1998, I was living in Kazakhstan, where I was introduced to European and Asian cultures. I took my first art education in variety of Art Studios and workshops, and continued to study Fine Art for five years in Alma-Ata State Institute of Fine Art, Theatre and Design. I graduated from Alma-Ata with Bachelor Degrees in Fine Art and Design, and exhibited in a variety of group art shows. After that and until today I have been living in Canada, where I found my real homeland. I am running my home based Art Studio, where I teach Art, and work as a freelance artist. Over the years, I developed my own artistic style based on the traditions of some European and Asian artistic divisions, like ‘Synthetism’, with its usage of vivid colours, the purity of considerations of line and some simplifications of forms.
I exhibit in many online galleries, and in some galleries in Europe and North America, and my works can be found in Galleria Monteolivetto, Italy, France, but mostly in private collections around the world. My recent significant exhibitions are “Beyond Borders”, Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, Agora Gallery, New York, USA in 2010, and variety of art shows in Gallery Monteolivetto, Italy, France during 2010- 2012, Solo Exhibition “Wonderful Promenade”, Gallery Monteolivetto, Nice, France in 2012, ”Art Takes Times Square” Special Performance by Twin Shadows, New York in 2012, “Regattas of America’s Cup” International Art Show and Competition in Naples, Italy in 2012 -2013, “In The Minds- Art of Innovation”, International Group Exhibition, Vividart Network and Gallery Mentana, Florence, Italy in 2013, and “Crossing Over” with Rio Gallery II and Art Tour International and Vivid Arts Network, New York in 2013. I also exhibited my works at Leighton Art Center in some group art shows and competitions like “Inspired by Travel” in 2012 and “ Transcending Tradition” in 2013, “ Below Zero” in 2014.
I am an active member of Calgary Sketch Club and Calgary Leighton Art Center. Some of my works were published in Poetry book of Viet Tran “Shining Above The Rainbow”, Blurb in 2012. I am working on few projects presently, and one of them is the series “Western Reflections”. It is my desire to honor the spirit of the West by bringing out its romantic vision.
Game About Pakistani Politics by Nashra
The game is Paltering Politicians. Role play as one of Pakistan’s paltering politicians and face several moral dilemmas along the way. Are you going to take the typical route and be one of the many political puppets or are you going to defend yourself and be the hero that the country needs?
Along the way, you can choose to rig the elections, but beware, the lie detector may catch you and give you a nasty shock.
The game ends when one player proves himself to be either the saviour of Pakistan or the reason for its demise.
“Paltering Politicians is a game based on outrageous incidents in Pakistani politics.Our politicians do so many unbelievable things that make the news, however, every time something new happens, the old stories are forgotten. I created this game to eternalize all these incidents, so people can constantly be reminded of their actions.” said Nashra, while talking to Times of Youth.
Paltering Politicians is designed by Nashra Balagamwala
Nashra – A Pakistani experiential designer who is currently based in New York. She studied game design at Rhode Island School of Design. Nashra has also worked with companies such as Hasbro the company that developed games such as Monopoly and Jenga. Describing herself as a lighthearted person her goal in life is to always try to make everything humorous.
She left her homeland and moved to the US 5 years ago. Her goal is to have a chance to pursue her dream of being a designer, and through her work she wants to empower other women to stand up for their own rights.
Nashra’s work transforms controversial and sensitive topics into humorous games, designs and illustrations. Her love for colour and attention to detail is also prominent in most of her illustrations.
You can find more of Nashra’s work here: https://www.nashra.co
Vlado Vesselinov | Artwork
I’m just an artist who loves bright horizons and color spots. For his work draws inspiration from one of my very clean and highly energy period full of hope and color, and these are the fifties and sixties of the last century. I try to crashing this colorful touch in today’s gray and material life.
I currently finished the transformation of a bar in Sofia, Bulgaria – and now his breath before the next project. I could barely detect the silhouette of the next project in the distance, but to let him surprise. my message to today’s youth: “you must be the wind blowing the answer – not those who are waiting for answers blowing in the wind”
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Simone Conti | Artwork
I am a 22 year old guy and I’ve always lived in Padua, an Italian city near Venice. I never undertook art studies, I’ve studied in Scientific high school and after I had to choose who I wanted to be, so I tried the test of entry to the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, after being admitted, I decided to take the road of design, without leaving my passion for drawing that I had since I was a child. In June 2014, however, I could not wait any longer and decided to paint and since then I have not stopped. In my work, I try to improve the quality of life around me, making the other person happier with my paintings. In fact, before I finish the paintings I ask the subject to finish the work with one final brush stroke made by her/him. In my work I use mainly primary colors, for everyone, because we are all equal, then I wonder what color is the soul of who I paint, and there the people are extremely precise (for example, they not just say green, but say green forest, green leaf etc.), so in the final brush stroke they use them, because if the portrait is beautiful, its thankfully due to the subject, to the person him/herself. In fact, if the people wouldn’t exist all this beauty wouldn’t be around us.