TM-Art Fine Arts International

We are proud to announce that from 1 July 2013 our new company will be officially launched:
TM-Art Fine Arts International
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Founded by Painter, Sculptor and designer Thomas Maes, TM-ART International combines the experience of over 40 global exhibitions, involvement in 7 art books and multiple art magazines as well as art blogging and web publishing.
TM-Art aims to aid fellow artists and art dealers to expose their artwork throughout the international art market, thus helping both emerging and established artists and gallery owners to connect, gain recognition and make art sales.
This team of art visionaries is devoted, passionate and highly active. Between organizing art expo events and auctions, connecting artists to buyers, art appraisers, art press authors and art printers , facilitating art negotiations contemporary as well old masters, creating exposure and media publicity, and general art business guidance and assistance, you may find many solutions and endless opportunities with TM-Art.
Our website will be fully online from 1 July 2013.
More you can find also at all our sosial networks;
Youtupe: under construction
Thomas Maes in the Art book International Contemporary Masters:
Artprice: Under construction
Fine art America:
Maes art book: under construction:
More comming soon…
For VIP invitations to our upcoming events, Auctions, private VIP vernisages…
Pleas Mail us your address to;
Thomas Maes
Director TM-Art Fine Arts International
Jennifer Dick
Assistant Art Director
TM-Art Fine Arts International
Art Expertice and consulting:
Art History Consulting / Management: Dr. phil. Barbara Aust-Wegemund

WE ARE THE WORLD, Villa Oxygen Art Afair

For more information on Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative please visit or for May 23rd event information please visit
For Patron individual and table seating ticket sales, please email inquires
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INVITATION ONLY EXCLUSIVE FINE ART EXHIBITION DURING FESTIVAL DE CANNES TO PROMOTE PEACE By Mark Mitchell May 12, 2013 (Cannes, France) Artisan Festival International ‘Cannes World Peace Initiative’ announces fine art line up for “We are the World,” Gala at lifestyle event designer Richard Nilsson’s Villa Oxygene hosted by Main Sponsor Princess Angelique Monét, Main Partner Richard Nilsson, and Partners TM Fine Arts International and Grani d’Oro of Monte Carlo on May 23, 2013 (beginning at 6pm). Fine Artist from around the globe will gather for one exclusive luxury event during Festival de Cannes to promote peace through the arts. The invitation only exclusive event will exhibit Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art before collectors, spectators, and esteemed Film Industry tastemakers seeking compelling works for future film projects. The evening will showcase fine art, fashion, and music to celebrate cultural diversity, in a luxury setting. AFI World Peace Initiative’s Executive Director of International Arts, Thomas Maes will be the curator of the fine arts exhibition. In addition to seeing a group of international esteemed fine artist, AFI World Peace Initiative will recognize Lifetime Achievement Honoree Gabriel Meiring who will also be in attendance and exhibit select works. “Our supporters are going to enjoy viewing international fine art, while we also provide eye candy with fashion, and enhance our atmosphere with music and fine dining. There are many exclusive luxury events that take place during Festival de Cannes. What makes our event unique is a luxury setting, where we are hosting a smaller group of art lovers, seeking to have intimate dialogue and one on ones with fine artist, and esteemed filmmakers, while also promoting a good cause. Exclusivity and quality guests who can appreciate and buy select works through our auction and in general will be in attendance. Peace is important , and art is the longest form of humanity where when we are no longer here, it remains. Therefore, through art and provoking dialogue we can eventually have peace, with an understanding and appreciation of culture this is what AFI is all about,” stated multi-media talent and founder Princess Angelique Monét. In addition to an intimate fine art exhibition guests will enjoy viewing art and sampling private label Grani d’Oro of Montecarlo a boutique luxury coffee distributor based in Monaco, and regional wine and champagne. Supporters and art collections can also anticipate an Auction to benefit AFI World Peace Initiative’s “Bonafide School in Africa Fund,” to support educational program through the arts and artist fund. 10% of the charities proceeds will go to the charity of choice (Belgium Cancer Foundation) for AFI’s newly appointed Executive Director of International Art and curator for the evenings fine art exhibition “It is really a great honor to have been appointed Executive Director for International Arts with AFI World Peace Initiative. As I see Princess Angelique Monét’s passion to bring quality and top art before luxury settings such as Festival de Cannes. I believe art and film go hand in hand. We are seeking to be innovative with our one day fine arts exhibitions before tastemakers, and provide our VIP guests with introductions to artists they have always wanted to meet, and may not have. I also believe international artist will benefit with our unique affairs because they are being brought before a different setting of film executives, and set designers and it is the emerging artist that must be promoted for the future of our arts, only through collectors seeing the importance of investing in the future of art, can we create more Da Vinci, Michelangelo’s. The future of AFI and it’s fine art events is fruitful as this is not just an art exhibition, it promotes peace and culture, in addition to having an innovative approach to everyone enjoying themselves. I am looking forward to our affair, and we are lining up more outside of the existing United Stated markets,” stated Fine Artist Thomas Maes and Executive Director for International Arts AFI World Peace Initiative. Following the auction a dinner will host AFI’s “Patrons Circle,” where the patrons will meet and greet special invited guests, celebrities, winners of “Cannes World Cinema Initiative,” and AFI’s honoree’s. As a celebration of India’s 100 years of cinema, there will be a special dance performance from Antara Bharduaj. Bharduay will perform a dance form that traces back to its origin to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or “storytellers.” Her discipline is taught by master Pandit Chitresh Pas.

About Artisan Festival International ‘Cannes World Peace Initiative’
Artisan Festival International ‘Cannes World Peace Initiative’ is a Signature luxury event taking place during Festival de Cannes Founded by multi-media talent Princess Angelique Monét (worlds only actress ventriloquist). The initiative is comprised of compelling international cinema debuting before a global audience and has built a name as (Cannes World Cinema Initiative) held within Marche du Film and private locations. Filmmakers who have been invited to screen within the juried “Official Selection” have been featured on BBC. Since Festival de Cannes attracts the world’s top celebrities, and art guru’s fine art exhibitions have been added to the line up, to bring international fine artists seeking explorative and innovative opportunities of unveiling art before collectors, VIP guests and celebrities can enjoy promoting peace within luxury settings and meeting renowned, emerging, and innovative filmmakers, fine artist, musicians, and performers while promoting peace and cultural diversity.

For more information on Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative please visit or for May 23rd event information please visit

For Patron individual and table seating ticket sales, please email inquires

For auction and fine artist information, please email Artisan Festival International Art Direct Thomas Maes of TM Fine Arts (Company handling fine artist invitations, Art sales and Auction) For Advertisements and Sponsorship Opportunities please email Sponsorship Coordinator Danielle Cheng For media inquiries, please email AFI World Peace Initiative’s Production Producer Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative Sponsors Main Sponsor Princess Angelique Monét, Main Partner Richard Nilsson and Greta Joanne Entertainment, and Partners TM Fine Arts International and Grani d’Oro of Monte Carlo


A.F.I. Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Gabriel Meiring was born in 1946 in Johannesburg (South-Africa). In 1968 he moved to Belgium to complete his education as a concert pianist. Challenged by a friend, he started turning his focus also on painting. His success of his first exhibition in 1975 in Deurle (Belgium) convinced him to start concentrating on pencil drawings, lithography, painting in tempera, acrylic and even oil on silk – a delicate and unique technique. As diverse as Gabriel’s techniques, as different are his many ways of expression: besides painting large wooden wall panels, he also paints on porcelain and concert piano’s (Blüthner). He also designs leaded windows and nteriors for clients. This interior design integrates his panels in peaceful colors with a daring and warm color magnificence of the luxurious fabrics he chooses alongside. This way Gabriel magically turns a home into a tasteful palace. Since the 1980’s the demand for private exhibitions of his work increased tremendously. This in combination with many piano recitals became to much for him. For three years he retreated to Capri to perfect his knowledge of anatomy and technique. After returning a large amount the orders started pouring in. Thanks to long days of work he can carry out the numerous orders ever since. With his work he tries to accomplish a picturesque balance between color, imagination and a special technique, which is probably a heritage of his classical education. Or as a critic writes: “The artworks of Meiring suggest a musical movement even though they speak their own picturesque language”. Comparing his paintings to his music is nog just a means to comprehend the technique of his works. The paintings generate an emotional and spiritual stimulation which is to be compared with the blessed feeling one gets from listening to a well performed concert. The emotional timbre of his work is being developed by the use of mythological and symbolic theme’s. His style can be described as ‘Intimate Symbolism’, which portraits the emotional and spiritual content of his art. The meaning of this expression is bizarre, supernatural and unreal. Many types of art are being created and seem to be visual poetry in the development stage. The recurring designs he uses are elegant figures of extraordinary grace and exotic creatures. Often shaped in gold and silver leaf and rich patterns. The subject of his ‘poetry’ is the emotional space and spiritual atmosphere of his own inner world. The artworks of Meiring evoke feelings of Art Nouveau or Vienna Secession of the early 20th century. With Gustav Klimt he shares the taste for elegant figures, complicated decorations and layers of dazzling patterns as well as the refined and sometimes erotic sensitivity. To accomplish these effects it’s necessary for the artist to have absolute control over his tools. The finish and refinement of Meirings work is perfect and every part of his artworks deserve the attention of the viewer. According to Meiring all the paintings have to be a joy to the senses as well as the spirit. To reach a larger public Gabriel released in 2006 a wonderfully illustrated monograph in English, because he also has many clients abroad and in the Middle – and Far East. The book received a double Sappi Award for best art book of Europe and the world.

Thomas Maes (1983) – BELGIUM Painter, Sculptor, Designer, Fine Art Curator

He has had 30 Solo and group exhibitions at Gallery’s and Top Art- fairs Worldwide. His works are drawing the attention of international collectors; his Sculpture designs and paintings are published in the fine art book Contemporary Masters, contemporary Sculptors and art magazines. The artist is influenced by a number of fields, including design, technology, science, architecture, and archaeology, as well as art history. With such innovation evident in his work, The visionary Artist Maes is destined to take the art world by storm.
Thomas Maes, born 1983 in Belgium, shows an extraordinary collection of paintings with ordinary objects in an unusual context. They attract the viewer’s attraction by giving new meanings to familiar things. The use of ordinary objects in unfamiliar spaces is joined to his desire to create poetic imagery as well as his consciousness to think about the Universe. Thomas Maes described the process of painting as the art of putting colors side by side in such a way that their real aspect is effaced, so that familiar objects – clouds, amphora’s, houses, trees or cubic forms – become united in a single poetically disciplined image. The poetry of these images dispense with any symbolic significance, old or new. Each of these recurring themes can be interpreted differently and has significant meanings.
His paintings titled “Dark Matter”, “A New World” or “Civilization” represent visible images which evoke a kind of mystery. Thomas Maes` constant play with reality and illusion can be attributed to his interest in history, science and culture. Since seven years, the Belgium artist is living and working at the Greece island of Crete, surrounded by the ancient Minoan civilization and archetypical, archeological find spots. In his artworks Maes is back and forth playing, zapping on and off with reality and illusion, reflecting his constant shifting back and forth perception during his mental time journey. Since many years Thomas Maes formed his own signature in a very clean, concise and exacting style. Thomas Maes is interested to inspire us, because his works represent both dreams and apparent paradoxes at the same time. The themes and motifs encourage thinking about our world, about the Mankind, Genesis, Macrocosm and the Universe.(Written by; Art History Consulting / Management: Dr. phil. Barbara Aust-Wegemund)
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