Artists who are shaping the future of ceramics.

30.11.22 Art critic Maria Bregman talks about the work of the sculptors and discusses their creativity.

Ceramics are one of the oldest and most widespread art forms in the world. Though their popularity has waxed and waned over the centuries, they are currently enjoying a renaissance in the art world. This is thanks in large part to the work of a few visionary artists who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this medium.

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Olga Bonitas: An Artist Who Brings Light to the World

06.11.2022 Maria Bregman is a journalist, writer and contemporary art researcher.

Olga Bonitas

I had the pleasure of viewing Olga Bonitas’s work in person and I was blown away. Olga Bonitas is a talented artist who primarily works in watercolour, who is quickly making a name for herself.

A 36-year-old biotech engineer by first degree, Bonitas decided to leave her career in 2015 to pursue painting full-time after realising she didn’t want to do what she was doing any more.

Bonitas quickly gained notoriety and began to draw attention from art critics like myself for her beautiful and intricate watercolour paintings. But it wasn’t until 2016 that Bonitas really began to make a splash in the art world. That’s when she started sharing her talent with the world by becoming a Top Teacher on Skillshare, an international online education platform specialising in courses for creative people.

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Artists fear being replaced by artificial intelligence?

Theater of spatial opera, Generated image with artificial intelligence

John Reese, Artist, journalist.

In the future, artists fear that they will be replaced by artificial intelligence. They worry that machines will be able to create better art than them and that their jobs will be taken away. However, they also see the potential for AI to help them create new and innovative art.

As an artist, I’ve always been aware of the threat of artificial intelligence. It’s always been in the back of my mind, lurking like a dark cloud. Now, it seems, that cloud is getting closer and closer. I see the headlines about how AI is being used to create art, and it’s only a matter of time before it’s good enough to replace humans.

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Incredible art with an ballpoint pen

19.10.2022 Yulia Tulegenova, art critic and reviewer

Marat Myrzakhmetov is an artist who has a very unusual style of drawing with a pen. His drawings are incredibly detailed and realistic, but at the same time there is some unearthly quality to them. As if Marat is able to convey in his drawings the essence of his objects, not just their appearance.

Marat’s drawings are capable of striking the imagination and making the viewer feel that he is looking at something otherworldly.

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A golden brush in the hands of a master

01.10.2022 Maria Bregman is a journalist, writer and contemporary art researcher.

Evgeny Grouzdev

As through millions of light years, we can see the glow of stars that have long been extinguished, so from the depths of the Renaissance, we can feel the sights and emotions of people who lived once, thanks to portrait painting. The paintings of Anthony van Dyck, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt Van Rijn amaze us with their great works and fix our eyes on the personalities of that time.

Artistic portraiture has always been in demand among the English aristocracy. Joshua Reynolds, who was the President of the Royal Academy of Arts and though he always considered himself a landscape painter, he is remembered in history and found fame as a portrait painter who showed us the faces and inner worlds of his heroes.

As an art researcher, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting artists who push the boundaries of creative expression. When I was introduced to Evgeny Grouzdev’s work, I was immediately struck by his unique approach to portraiture. His use of light and shadow to create a sense of drama is unlike anything I had seen before.

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Artists and musicians are paid ~£330 as a ‘Basic Income Allowance’ by the Irish government

Artists, musicians, writers, and performers in Ireland now receive a weekly ‘basic income’ of €325 ($329) from the Irish government.Originally announced in January 2022, the Basic Income for Artists plan is still in the works. Approximately €25 million ($23.3 million) will be spent on the initiative by the Minister for Culture and Arts. The program received over 9,000 applications, with 2,000 chosen. A random selection of participants was conducted to select those who would participate in the program. Most recipients will receive a three-year stipend, according to the BBC.The Irish Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Catherine Martin, set up the basic income initiative for those working in the arts.Several ways were suggested by the task force to help the arts recovery from the effects of the pandemic. It is a condition of joining the program that you participate in a research project to find out how the payments have been impacting the economy.

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The way of contemporary artists is an illusory world of fragile and shifting forms.

6.09.2022 Maria Bregman is a journalist, writer and contemporary art researcher.

In our shimmering, colourful world, the illusory strokes put us into a state of spirituality and flight shaping works of contemporary artists, designers, ceramicists and photographers.

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Maria Bregman spoke at Literary Events at the Queen Mary Rose Gardens

The guest of the club was the talent writer Maria Bregman. During her reading in the Queen Mary Garden, she read excerpts from her new book “Merging with Light” and discussed her characters and plots with readers who attended. There was a lot of interest among readers in meeting the author, learning more about her work, and getting to know her.

Audience members were given a peek behind the scenes of the creative process as the writers discussed life, poetry and prose.

During the event, no seat was empty: people from all walks of life were eager to hear their favorite authors read from their latest works.

During the meeting, writers signed books and talked to everyone in the audience despite their busy schedules. After the readings, the writers answered readers’ questions and discussed literature and reading in today’s society. Authors were available to speak with the audience. Everyone who was there had an interesting experience, making London the literary capital of the world and a true testament to the quality of writing in the city.

A real celebration of literature took place at the Literary Meetings in London.

London’s Glagol literary club will continue to hold its Literary Meetings, which are so popular with readers of all ages.

There is something for everyone at the Literary Meetings, whether you are a reader or not. Get ready for the Queen Mary Rose Gardens next month and mark the date in your diary.

Correspondent Evan Harvey, Literature Initiative