Larain Briggs

I have been painting since a child and exhibiting my work since the age of 14. I grew up in Kent, in the UK and moved to London to study fine art, painting at Camberwell Art College. I also studied to understand how to use digital media in my work on a BSc at the Anglia Polytechnic after moving to the coast in Essex where I now live.  Some time was spent teaching in secondary schools after studying on a postgraduate course at Goldsmiths University when living in London.  I am now happily a full-time artist and have exhibited internationally.

I allow myself freedom in my work to experiment with technique and style. My study of art therapy, psychology and philosophy led me on a journey of self-discovery which is often apparent in my work. I am influenced by Carl Jung and the Surrealists amongst others.  My work is expressive and fluctuates between the figurative and abstraction. 

Müberra Bülbül

The artist uses mythological characters as a symbolic language in his works. Although myths from the past to the present day vary from society to society, they continue in the same way in different cultures and beliefs. The artist has established a connection between past and present and has placed these legends with various archetypes in his works. In her many works she has done canvas works with collage and mixed technique. Recently, he has been writing articles on the development of technology and the importance of artificial intelligence in art and producing works on this subject.

Patricia Borges

Patricia Borges was born in Brazil in 1974. In 1990 she started her drawing and painting classes with master Luiz Carlos Andrade Lima.

In 1995 she moved to Vienna, Austria, where she first studied photography. Back to Brazil she engaged at art history and art theory courses with professors Fernando Carneiro and Maria Cecilia Araujo de Noronha.

After graduating in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1999 from PUC University, she worked on construction projects as an architect. For ten years she held her own architecture practice Modus Arquitetura.

Her post-graduate studies were in Applied Arts / Photography from 2002 to 2004 at the ACP – Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney.

While in Australia and back in Brazil, she worked as a photographer documenting theatre plays and architectural projects for professional portfolios, magazines and websites. And learned programming languages to develop web content with the images she produced.

Founding in 2004 a second company called Modus Imagens to pursuit a career as commercial photographer she produced institutional images, product stills and interior design photographs – along with fine art images for private collections.

In 2013 she exhibited her photographic work series “Agulhas II” at the IX Florence Biennale in Italy, where she was awarded with the Lorenzo Il Magnifico first prize in Photography.

In 2014 her photographic diptych “Agulhas I” – complementary to the polyptych exhibited in Florence – was displayed at the Biennale D’Arte di Roma, and also won First Prize in Photography.

Those prizes motivated the development of a new series of fine art projects. She moved back to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 and intending to focus on her artistic career continued her studies at EAV Parque Lage.

While in 2015 she graduated in Jewellery Design at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design – she sold website, a jewellery shop founded in 2010 for online trading of her own design as well as jewelry pieces made by other artists. 

At the same year she published the photobooks Agulhas and The Cake.

As she realised the need of adding new narrative layers upon still photography and printed matter, Patricia focused on screenwriting, literature and moving image production.

In 2016 she got a Cinematographer degree from AIC – International Academy of Cinema / RJ. Followed by a Screenplay degree in 2017. When she wrote the surf webserie Arpex – Posto 7.

She is currently studying at EAV – Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage / RJ – envisioning an interdisciplinary art practice that comprises photography and storytelling. Among others, her masters at the school include: Analu Cunha, Charles Watson, Denise Cathilina, Martin Ogolter, Sonia Salcedo del Castillo, Fernando Cocchiarale and Iole de Freitas.

Gloria Keh

Gloria Keh

Born in Singapore, Gloria Keh, has been painting since childhood. Her late father, the oil painter, Martin Fu, was her first art teacher. She studied mandala art and symbolism in Melbourne, Australia for over 10 years and also attended a short course in art therapy at La Salle, Singapore.

In 2008, Gloria founded Circles of Love, a non-profit charity outreach programme, using her art in the service to humanity. All her paintings are sold 100% for charity.

Gloria has participated in over 50 exhibitions, both in Singapore as well as internationally. Her first overseas solo was held at the Gallery Steiner in 2018 in Vienna, Austria. She has also won 11 international art awards.

Darren Hall

A Long Visual Journey

I am a full-time professional artist.

My first taste of art was at secondary school but it wasn’t until 2011 that I arrived on the art scene. Due to my ill health I work daily for therapy and art will always be my therapy first and foremost. In 2019 the desire to sell my work became really apparent so here I am.

I paint in an Impressionistic and expressionistic style with loose and pronounced strokes. I also draw with ink.

My impressionistic landscape paintings are less vivid then my expressionistic style but are as eye catching all the same. They are more controlled and much more in the moment and I generally just use brush work.

My expressionistic paintings, are fulfilled with significant deep foundations of mental trauma and pain. During my time in my studio my body releases different reactions to each trauma. The confusion that is released from deep within everyday creates a different meaning. I find myself painting by an energy transferred between my materials and thoughts that is completely conceptual and in that moment. I have no idea what is planned or what material, paint colours and applicators I might use. The expression in the finished art is so distinctive by the nature of my mental angst.

My art is displayed in Embassies, schools, offices and so many homes around the world.

I have lived in many countries. They have all helped to develop my art, each one contributing to me exploring deep inside for the next step or project. My wife and I now live in Denny, Scotland and I work from my home studio. 

Scotland is beautiful and awe inspiring for any artist and I am taking full advantage of the quiet lifestyle and nature. It has been the inspiration and turning point in my health I needed, but also for my art.

Bilal Siddiqui

I’m a Dubai based emerging artist from Pakistan and a qualified art practitioner, holds a; degree in Graphic Design and a master’s in Design Management from the United Kingdom. I have been exposed to various creative sectors; worked, as an event coordinator and designer, production with Disney on ice in Dubai and handled graphic design to social media accounts.

Most significantly for many years I conducted creative workshops as an aspiring artist under the supervision of art therapist mainly in all age groups, but mainly with Gifted individuals to enhance their capabilities and motivate them through creative means. Besides that, I’m a freelance visual artist create paintings on orders, showcasing and taking part in the local to the international contest.

My work is based on modern, contemporary and experimental art. Inspiration is mainly selected from American and European art, which depicts individuality through lines, textures, shapes, and colors. Topics covered on a wide range such as confusion, dichotomy, escapism, love of brain, what God is, symbiotic and many others. I prefer mixed mediums, with a fair understanding of soft and oil pastels, oil and acrylic paints, and ink.

Please see the updated works in the following link:


Deadline : OCTOBER 30, 2019

ARTNESS CONTEMPORARY is pleased to announced an open call for the next issue !

Eligibility : Artists are welcome to submit in any medium from all over for promoting their work on cover of Artness Contemporary.

Application fee : Non- refundable 20 Euros for administrative fee only via Paypal directly to

Application : In the email subject of ‘’COVER CONTEST’’ directly to with 1-3 images of work/works.

Artness Contemporary Magazine by Artness Group is an independent international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive art. Also includes many opportunity for art studios, galleries, fundraiser, artists, designers and fashion brands and more.

* This charge accepted for supporting artists with mental health issues also!

Contact Information:
Diana Fernandez
Art Manager of Artness Group


Duration: April 5-12, 2020
Space: Ronda Arte BCN
Deadline: October 30,2019
Application Form :
Proposal Works must be sent to 

Symbiosis comes from two Greek words that means “with” and “living.” Symbiosis is a relationship between two or more organisms that live closely together.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson says “We are all connected; to each other, biologically to the earth, chemically to the rest of the universe atomically.” It describes a lot of things. If so much people believe in this, the world would be a much better place. Like a Tyson’s words, we are invites you to being symbiotic with the theme to embrace your own symbiotics through your art in every techniques. This is an invitation for a symbiotic relationship…

Symbiotic relationships are a special type of interaction between species. Every action, every thought, every human, each creature of the mother earth… Sometimes beneficial, sometimes harmful, these relationships are essential to many organisms and ecosystems, and they provide a balance that can only be achieved by working together.

Let’s Come Together !

Application is free and participant artist will be had some opportunities by Artness Group :

– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– cinema room dedicated to video screenings and performances 
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artists
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibitions
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– daily refreshment stand available during the opening times
– a dedicated live interview on Artness Contemporary Art Magazine, published also on ARTNESS SYSTEM website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests