Neil, of Swiss and Taiwanese descent, was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He studied fine arts at Washington University in St. Louis and Santa Reparata in Florence. For the next 20 years he followed the great performances of color into the mountains, canyons, coastlines, and rivers across the US, Europe, China, and India. His ‘Nature action paintings’ arc composed within a system of nature, performing ecologically harmonic phrases in a tidal conversation between human spirit and the wild. W: NEILENGGIST.COM I: @NEILENGGIST
Carol is a first-generation American of Latin American descent. As a conceptual photographer, she is both eclectic and experimental. Her work isn’t confined to a specific genre; rather, it’s characterized by a distinct atmosphere, one that is moody, eerie, melancholic, and cinematic. What truly inspires her is the darker side of life. Carol is captivated by the shadowy, murky, and sometimes depraved aspects of human nature. Photography serves as her medium for processing the world’s complexities and her own fears. W: MAGPEYEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM I: @MAGPEYEPHOTOGRAPHY
The series “Complexity, 2016,” a collaborative effort with model and artist Petra Benach, alongside the captivating “Ode to the Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, 2016,” are set to be featured at Red Dot Miami 2023.
Maritta Winter (1961) has been an active artist for over twenty years. Since 2007 she has exhibited at international art fairs such as Art Prague, Europ’Art Genève, Salon des Beaux Arts Paris and Art Karlsruhe. The artist works in large formats for public space as well as in various scales for the art lover. She draws her inspiration from her intuitive feel for growth, architectonics and movement. A recurring theme in her work is the union of two volumes and the unfolding of movement that seems to swing into the space. “The shapes find me,” is how she describes her intuition. This has to do with feeling - instinctually perceiving volumes, edges and transitions between shapes. It is also a visual process that involves determining the point at which the outline of the shape achieves perfection. W: MARITTAWINTER.COM I: @MARITTA.WINTER.ART
Cognitions of Molecular Biology are showing that biological processes are determined by laws of Physics and Chemistry same as planetary orbits. An experiment, in which patient are subjected to brain surgery in conscious state, shows how patients under influence of electrical stimulus to certain parts of brain, are being provoked to lift up leg or arm or move lips and even speak. One can hardly say that we have free will when our behavior is also determined by laws of physics. With series of drawings and installations artist engages itself in the search for New Human. What is and where is what we commonly call human, and do we need new definition of it so desperately? He leaves us question about numerous possibilities and impossibilities of the world we inhabit and the one we don’t. His art is base and inspired with contemporary scientific discoveries. Bardh-I (Rafet) Jonuzi-T (1964) is experimenting with art methods, and one could say that his method is the Experiment itself. His question revealed, we are lured into zero point with coordinates spreading infinitely all directions; in the unknown of micro and macro cosmos. Exhibition is light-years travel to the “Question mark” outpost.
Van Leeuwen Art and Gallery OBERTOR were proud to participate at the Artexpo New York 2023. Artexpo New York is celebrated as a global premier destination for discovering and collecting contemporary and modern art and design. Over the decades, Artexpo New York hosted tens of thousands of people, supported galeries and launched the careers of countless artists. Our booth #601 attracted a large and diverse audience. Van Leeuwen Art likes to thank the contributing artists for their participation. Please find more information following these links: Neil Enggist, Bardh-I (Rafet) Jonuzi-T, Carol P. Govaert and Maritta Winter.