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Introducing the artists and writers of the “Sensuality” issue of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal:

ArtAscent Gold Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Shelley Hakonson

ArtAscent Gold Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

When it comes to modern art, viewers often struggle to connect to its principles, believing it to be far-fetched and detached from reality. Yet, abstract artists like Shelley Hakonson, demonstrate that representing reality isn’t about copying it, but researching the multitudes of its essense.

Shelley Hakonson is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

Gold writer of the 2020 ArtAscent Abstract exhibition

Beatrix Koch

Alice’s Adventure in Geometry Land

I had a dream

The most confusing, scary, and surreal dream.

In my dream, I was little, as small as a tiny pencil point. The place where I lived seemed a big universe with lines, points and circles. I felt like a mouse in a trap, but this trap was anything just not an exactly defined place…

The stories of Beatrix Koch are often quirky, examine unusual feelings, and explore the world with a specific focus on fears, desires, or hidden motives. The texts are always relevant and shaped towards providing the readers with a sense of déjà vu.

Beatrix Koch is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

https://www.beatrixkochbooks.com/

ArtAscent Silver Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Sophie Anne Wyth

ArtAscent Silver Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Pablo Picasso is believed to have said: “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality.” This is true for Sophie Anne Wyth, who chooses their own subjective reality as a starting point.

Sophie Anne Wyth is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

http://www.sophieannewyth.com

ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

David Solomita

ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Throughout his career, David Solomita has retained a strong focus on abstraction and ambiguity within his artworks. His photographs revolve around light, colour, and volume. David’s unique, geometric and abstract images are intended to be lived in and played with

David Solomita is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.davidsolomita.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Todd Brugman

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.toddbrugman.com

Distinguished writer of the 2020 ArtAscent Abstract exhibition

Stephanie Buraga Fisher

Stop-Start

All it takes is one loose thread.
A slight tug turns into a jarring pull and you’re p u l l i n g and y a n k i n g and as that endless string burns through the skin on your hands from the friction incited by your frantic pulling—you are hit by a tidal wave of futility—…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

https://www.itjustlookscool.com/

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Alejandro Borges

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.alejandroborges.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Hyeonju Kwak

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

https://instagram.com/kwakhyeonju_art

Distinguished writer of the 2020 ArtAscent Abstract exhibition

Chistopher O’Meara

The Muse

”So, tell me,” the reporter says “how did you and Miss Elle Brunswick come to meet?”

“Well,” I say, elongating the one syllable, “she ran around in circles, and I love circles.”

Unlike the man before me, Elle had no angle. She was an old-money socialite in the purest sense of the word: utterly astray yet remarkably in control…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.christopheromeara.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Samvel Budaghyan

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

https://samvelbudaghyan.com/

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Tony Gangitano

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.tgartstudio.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Andy Mattern

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.andymattern.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Yadi Liu

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.yadiliu.com

Distinguished writer of the 2020 ArtAscent Abstract exhibition

Natalie Beisner

They Always Love Her Best

–from far away. That is her finest light. They never say as much with their mouths, but she has learned to hear them anyway, learned to listen for the sound of their footsteps going always and away. She has heard enough to understand that when she lets them get too near, that is when their feet turn, to carry love elsewhere…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.thisisnotalie.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Stephen Fitzgerald

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.hootgallery.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Fancis Dayton

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.francisdayton.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Sylvia Prokopowicz Luchez

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.sylvialuchez.com

Distinguished writer of the 2020 ArtAscent Abstract exhibition

Dianalee Velie

A Seasonal Education

The crisp fall air was strikingly refreshing, especially after a three-hour lecture course in a classroom where the average steam-heated temperature was 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The campus workmen were busy blowing the freshly fallen leaves into huge piles at the top of the hill. The thought suddenly occurred to her to jump into one of those piles. It had been years since she’d taken the plunge, so jump she did…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Emi

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Abstract call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

www.emidrawing.com

Distinguished writer of the 2020 ArtAscent Abstract exhibition

Karla Linn Merrifield

Abstract Triptych

She breathed a dream
of absinthe.
Yes, a softened bell of alabaster
turned the page.
An Abyssinian afterthought
pursued the blue oblivion…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.