Ciano is an Irish visual artist living and working in Cork, Ireland. Reflecting upon a past life as a DJ & Music Producer, provided Ciano with a wealth of influences which is present in his own individual contemporary art style. Working out of his local Cork studio, mainly in acrylics combined with collage and other different materials, his work can conjure up a multitude of thoughts and emotions, inviting the viewer to spend more time reflecting upon the theme and meaning within each piece. Ciano says that when creating a piece of artwork, most of the processing stages comes out of raw emotions and feelings, and I work fluidly, allowing ideas to guide me within that instant.
Artist Jelena Strasiene
Jelena Straiziene, I was born in Lithuania (Vilnius). I began to paint, studying architecture (as one of the main subjects) at Gedimino Vilnius University (Lithuania), therefore I often use architectural elements in my works. Since I moved to Ireland in 2008, I have had several exhibitions, both group and solo. Now I live and paint in New Ross, Co.Wexford. My paintings are a means to express my feelings and thoughts, my admiration for the unique atmosphere of every moment. I love to experiment in order to better convey the mood. ARTIST STATEMENT In each of us there is a certain part where there are no taboos and conventions, where the main thing is the imagination and the freedom to express our feelings and emotions. That is what I am trying to open in my paintings. I look at the cracked paint on the wall and see objects and shapes. City lights reflected in raindrops, architectural fragments of old streets, all the moods and emotions I write in my imagination to then pass through colors and lines. Painting becomes a game of experimentation, it allows me to learn more about me and the world and a way of saying thank you for all that I see and feel.