Being a good artist is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little nuts to take it on.
I love them all.
Fine artist, innovator and inventor
Martin Nielaba was born in Warsaw in 1963, and spent most of his life in Germany, Switzerland and France. Currently he is splitting his time between his studios in Burgundy and Warsaw.
He moved to Germany in the early eighties to train professionally at the world-famous fencing center in Tauberbischofsheim and to study at the Sports Academy in Cologne. He then changed his career path in 1985 to completely devote himself to his passion – fine art.
Nielaba’s paintings are not only the result of preserving in the medium the projection of his own imagination, but above all, his work is a consistent study, aimed at grasping the most basic aspect of the multidimensional animation of the seemingly lifeless solid mass. He explored painting on a variety of surfaces, using self-developed tools and techniques, analyzing the process of motion through the dynamics of form. His works are the result of the absolute simplification of form and the transfer of knowledge from contemporary science to the universal language of visual art.
Thanks to the resin lacquer coating, Nielaba’s oil paintings can be explored not only through vision, but also by touch – a way usually forbidden by museums and galleries. His paintings have been, and are meant to be exhibited outside, in public spaces, in their original form, regardless of weather condition. This is a true innovation in the world of art.
His works of art are currently on display at our showroom; we are very honored as he usually does not work with galleries.
The seasoned woodworker and fine craftsman
The Santa Barbara based artist convinces with his geometric wall sculptures.
Doug ‘s wide range of work, informed by many architectural movements, predominantly Mid-century, also engages bold Art Deco patterns.
He playfully incorporates stylized shapes from ethnic Mayan, Japanese, Arabic, and Oriental artwork into his creations that range from 14 inches up to six feet. His designs demand skill and accuracy; he has the craftsman’s experience and precision required to create the 150+ puzzle like pieces, and is routinely using multiple saws and jigs that make up his art works.
He says “These creations have become an obsession, from the first thing in the morning when I get up…” , and he truly seems to be spending all his time in his studio – wood working or experimenting with new colors and materials.
Russian non conformist painter
We have the honor to work closely with the family trust. Please contact us to set up a viewing.
From 1966 to 1977 Klever made a reputation for himself as one of the non-conformists most overtly critical of the Soviet state. Many of his paintings from this period can be described as nothing less than heroic- they are truly remarkable visual essays on the evils of the national security/surveillance state, propaganda and manipulation of cultural symbols, suppression of artistic and religious freedom, revisionist history, and unfilled promises for the future. All of them were painted, stored and exhibited not only at great risk to the artist and his associates, but also to anybody who sought to view them…..
Klever was expelled from the Soviet Union with 62 other political “undesirables” in 1977. Artists and other dissidents with their immediate families were packed onto planes making stops in Paris, Vienna, and Jerusalem. Many of his associates chose Paris, Klever and his family disembarked in Vienna, he maintained contacts in both cities for the rest of his life, frequently visiting Europe. Klever and his family eventually made their way to the United States, where they became citizens in 1982.
Go to this website for more details about the artist and his biography: www.kleverart.com