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Roger Laux Nelson | AHA Artist in the Press

Roger Laux Nelson

I consider my work to be simultaneously realistic and abstract. The realism requires no comment as it is self –evident, it is the abstract that remains ambiguous.


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Alexis Diaz | AHA Artist in the Press

Alexis Diaz

His inspiration comes from all areas.
Everything around him is a source: nature, music, dawning every day, life itself.

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José Arenas | AHA Artist in the Press

José Arenas

Much of my work revolves around having a dual identity, of dislocation and displacement, and of feeling a sense of disorientation from growing up in 2 countries. These two geographies, Mexico and the United States, were parallel worlds with distinct customs and rituals that have become a point of investigation in my work …


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Margaret Roleke | AHA Artist in the Press

Margaret Roleke

The installation “Seagreen Mist” was part of the project Island Universe. Following the ancient Chinese notion of the five main elements of nature (fire, earth, water, metal and wood), a group of artists was invited to explore elements of Governors Island: Water, Wind, Light, (Is)land and People. Transforming the rooms, stairways, and hallways of a house into a series of installations …


Margaret Roleke, “Seagreen Mist”
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Carly Ivan Garcia | AHA Artist in the Press

Carly Ivan Garcia

Carly Ivan Garcia has developed and evolved a unique neo-abstract art style. Garcia’s language of imagery is translated through strong form and bold palettes. In the past few years, his work has been shown in numerous gallery solo’s around California and countless group shows all over the West coast.


Carly Ivan Garcia, "Forty Yards Dash"

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Jun’ichirö Ishida | AHA Artist in the Press

Jun’ichirö Ishida

I envision my art as promoting the positive essence of the human experience to create harmony in the community. I want my pieces to wake up the audience from idling in the impermanence of the floating world and make them become aware of living fully in the present moment. To advance them to a level of consciousness embodied in the following declarations: Live the life. Now is the time. Focus and concentrate.


Jun'ichirö Ishida, "Meditation on the Emptiness"

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Bedel Tiscareno | AHA Artist in the Press

Bedel Tiscareno

In the human figure, I find a framework of infinite possibilities for content and narrative that is viscerally connected to each of us. The well-established tradition of figurative sculpture in almost all ethnic cultures throughout the world immediately connects me to a dialogue that demands contribution and adamantly opposes resolution. At this stage, I create my work on a small scale. Although I have goals of creating larger work, the current scale enables me to express ideas with relative speed and efficiency. My solitary free-standing figures are as much maquettes for larger, as yet to be realized works as they are finished pieces.
Often times, the piece developed as a lone sculpture will find its way into a composition consisting of multiple figures.

Bedel Tiscareno - Zebra
Bedel Tiscareno, Zebra

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Nola Romano | AHA Artist in the Press

Nola Romano

The paintings of Nola Romano depict a personal iconography of self portrait- based narratives of multiple identities. Dual Jekyl and Hyde personas reside in layered panoramic landscapes. Ms. Romano’s work takes inspiration from a myriad of sources ranging from British children’s book illustration, to Renaissance painting, and natural history illustrations. The female characters, animal companions, and their narratives collide in a maze of mishaps in the cycle of life.


Nola Romano, "BUMP" (2017) - Acrylic on canvas - 72" x 60"

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Max Greis | AHA Artist in the Press

Max Greis

The world is changing faster than ever, from global warming and the loss of ecosystems, to the destruction of indigenous cultures and people. Industrialization has radically altered humanity’s relationship to nature, with simultaneously empowering and endangering effects.

I create landscapes that reflect this theme, penetrating time and space in an exploration of this process of transformation. Whether in painting, video, or diorama, I utilize collage built from many individual landscape scenes, seamlessly blended together to construct a globalized vision. The world that emerges is composed of my forms, thoughts, and narratives. I call it the Archaic Armageddon.

Max Greis - aerial image
Max Greis, "Aerial Survey" (2012) - collage & acrylic on panel - 14.5" x 24"

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