Aleta Lederwasch

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There is a moment, when the eye first falls on one of Aleta Lederwasch’s drawings of female nudes, when the mind flutters back briefly to the nudes of Egon Schiele, prompted by the similar exaggerated elongation of the figures, the slight angularity to the bodies’ curves, and their familiar linearity. But where Schiele’s frequently androgynous women exude a coldly in-your-face sexuality occasionally bordering on vulgar, Lederwasch’s women are almost inviting in comparison. If Schiele’s female nudes celebrated the id (an idea his fellow Austrian Sigmund Freud would have most certainly embraced), Lederwasch’s nudes have an air of romantic delicacy, even coziness, if you will, about them. Aleta Lederwasch is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent “Figures” Call For Artists! Read about her and her works in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

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Lucas James

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“I love the perigee of night, when my conscious and dreaming minds approach each other so closely,” writes photographer Lucas James of his work. “When dreams blend into reality mixing and swirling as when the river meets the saline sea and the two briefly move over each other in distinct, whirling vortices. In those moments, what I dream breathes as reality and reality flexes like plastic.” Lucas James is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent “Figures” Call For Artists! Browse the work and learn about the artist in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal. www.anisotropicimages.com

Anita Wexler

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Perhaps it is the vibrant color palette of Anita Wexler’s deeply evocative multi-media works, or maybe it is the highly charged emotional energy with which her semi-abstract figures seem to pulsate that lend her three pieces – Broken, Conquer, and Prayers Pressure Pleasure and Pain – the effect of witnessing some tropical-fevered dream play out on the canvas, of a time and a place familiar but not quite within reach. Anita Wexler is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent “Figures” Call For Artists! Browse the work and learn about the artist in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

www.anitawexler.com

Elizabeth LeFauve

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Elizabeth LeFauve is an Honourable Mention Winner of the ArtAscent “Figures” Call For Artists. The work has been published in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

Jo Gatford

Jo Gatford is an Honourable Mention Writer of the ArtAscent “Figures” Call For Writers. Read the amazing written work in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

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Vijay Paniker & Natalya Sturlis

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Have a closer look at this artwork by Vijay Paniker and Natalya Sturlis in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

 

Christopher Gallo

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Have a closer look at this art work by Christopher Gallo in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

 

Trinh Nguyen

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View several pieces of the artwork of Trinh Nguyen in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

S.B. Borgersen

S.B. Borgersen is an Honourable Mention Writer of the ArtAscent “Figures” Call For Artists. The work has been published in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

www.sueborgersen.com

Charlotte Smith

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View several pieces of the artwork of Charlotte Smith in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

David Houston

David Houston is an Honourable Mention Writer of the ArtAscent “Figures” Call For Writers. Read the amazing written work in the Figures edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.