The purpose of …

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

Thanks Picasso for the lovely sentiment. International Images team would like to wish everyone a Happy 2014 (even if we are a little late on the draw). We have some changes coming our way this season and are excited to be bringing on new artists, new exhibits, new talks, new new new…everything NEW. And possibly a trip to Cuba in the works. For more great info and whats happening our way be sure to stay in tune with all of our lovely social media:


Twitter: @int_images

and Vimeo coming soon (we will be introducing a line of interviews of our amazing artists)….stay tuned for this one!


Venus, Eve, and Madonna

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International Images, ltd. and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh invites the Pittsburgh community to the anticipated exhibition, “Venus, Eve, & Madonna.” The juried show will take place at International Images, Friday, November 22nd, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  514 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

23 artists from the Pittsburgh area and members of AAP, will join together in the first collaborative exhibition with International Images fine art gallery. ‘Venus, Eve, and Madonna’, a show revolving entirely on the power and essence of the female spirit, was created to exhibit the artistic grasp and representation of true femininity and female perception of the world. It searches for the complexity and depth of the influence of women in history, the present, and in human relationships. A common vision between its curators and artists, ‘Venus, Eve, and Madonna’, hopes to encompass the roaring and profound effect that women have eloquently possessed throughout time.

76 artists submitted a total of 139 pieces of work for jurying. Heather Semple, Curator for The Duquesne Club and Art Appraiser, and Judy Barie, Director of The Chautauqua Institution, juried the collection, narrowing down the exhibition to a total of 34 pieces. Each piece possessed a quality that the jurors found essential to the success of the theme and the overall cohesive nature of the exhibition. The artists who were chosen to participate is as follows: Ruthanne Bauerle, Alan Byrne, Connie Clutter, William S. Cook, Jr., Dorothy de Groat, Adrienne Heinrich, Tazim Jaffer, Kathleen Kase Burk, Nancy Kountz, Yelena Lamm, Cara Livorio, Laurie Longenecker, Tommy Mason, Nancy McNary-Smith, Daniel Mercer, Sandy Moore, Nathan Nissim, Jack Puglisi, Dafna Rehavia-Hanauer, Ira Rubin, Alex Sutlic, Rhoda Taylor, and Benjamin Thomas.

All 34 pieces of work will be displayed throughout the floors of the gallery beginning November 22nd and will continue until January, 2014.

Fall Catalog 2013 now online!

We are proud to announce that our new Fall Catalog is out and ready to be seen! We are currently in the works of producing seasonal catalogs that display artists whose work is for sale in the gallery at this time. This Fall we present to the public the work of:

Vladmir Smirnov, Alexander Bandeladze, Rumen Rachev, V. Roubanov, Anatoli Kaplan, Humberto Castro Cruz, Dalia Kasciunaite, Demian Utenkov, Evgeni Rastorguev, Jean Vallieres, Jesus Lara, Joop Vegter, Jose Marquez Valdes, Juri Arrak, Leonid Semoiko, Marisabela Erminy, Mikhail Romadin, Natalia Klyova, Otari Kandairov, Pymea Pareb, Petio Marinov, Ricardas Bartkevicius, Sophie Kintsurahvili, Tamara Guseva, Dzemma Skulme, and Wim Bettenhausen.

Please feel free to browse the catalog, if you are interested in a piece and would like to know more please contact the gallery directly at or (412)741-3036

Fall Catalog 2013

‘I Grew Out Of A Flower, Shed My Skin, and Turned Myself Into A Skeleton”: Christian Wolfgang Breitkreutz

When we first came to view Christian’s work we were intrigued by the absolute raw intensity and elaborate titles. When viewing Christian’s work one may feel a sense of disturbance at first, an urge to that pulls the eye in different directions. This underlying feeling of confusion has the ability to draw viewers deeper into his work because after the disturbance comes the sense of longing, a feeling of great peace and understanding that the image itself is not to harm but to be the giver of hope. Much of what christian paints is from his own life experiences, a twist on the reality that he lives on a daily basis. For this sheer fact, audience has the job of pulling out the truth between the lines, to fill in the empty spaces with their own accusations of truth. The exhibition that now hangs on the walls of our gallery is one of great change, this is the most important detail that must be known for the viewer to rely on. Christian has allowed the adaptation of the pieces, their meanings, and their significance to be the product of the audiences own memories. The success of change is measured by the amount of skin we shed after the experience, or rather the growth of the soul when things have become different, new, even if the change was in no way a good one. It is about figuring out the purpose of events and the will to change for the better in any circumstance. In the end, the skeleton is all that remains after human morality ceases, in the end we lay down with nothing but our souls bared for the world; in all this truth comes one last defining moment, how well did you defeat your demons, how well did you fill yourself with grace? “There are many forms of and stages of life but only one conscious to you. It is our responsibility to experience as much of it as possible. Live all of your years with love and positive purpose because life is about movement! It takes growth and the courage to not only accept change but to embrace change!”







The New Art of Wen Gao

International Images, Ltd. invites the Pittsburgh community to experience the art event, “The New Art of Wen Gao” with artworks by Pittsburgh artist, Wen Gao, on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Wen Gao will be present to discuss his artistic process and philosophy.

Wen Gao was born in Beijing in 1957. Growing up in the midst of a cultural revolution where non-communist art was banned, he secretly studied the work of the French post-impressionist Master Paul Cezanne and German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. He organized cultural movements that stood for freedom of artistic expression, and was imprisoned numerous times without formal charges or trial, for a total of 7 years in duration. Wen Gao has sold thousands of pieces of work in China and the US, but in recent years, his focus has been on instructing young artists. Currently, Wen owns an art studio in Ross Township, Pittsburgh, where he teaches adults and children various art forms, including pastels, acrylics, oil painting, and sculpture.

“The New Art of Wen Gao” is an exhibition dedicated to the eclectic style and artistic vision of artist Wen Gao. His work is a dynamic, ever evolving process, shunning the notion of keeping to one style or medium. Heavily inspired by the ideals of freedom and expression, Wen strives to produce work that intellectually and visually stimulates while enforcing these ideals in the mind of the viewer. Featuring recognizable scenery from the Pittsburgh area, Wen portrays the ‘Steel City’ and its surrounding areas in a way that is all at once realistically complex, yet raw and simplified. With his vast artistic range spanning multiple styles, Wen is capable of creating lifelike images, comparable in style to the great masters who first influenced him. His brush strokes, broad and heavy, are puzzled piece by piece to form cohesive subjects that reflect and define his new style.

The exhibition will continue through August of 2013.