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Location : Italy
Paolo Grassino (Turin, Italy, 1967). With his work offers a reflection on the drift of modern society. Suspended at the limit between natural and artificial. His work also focuses on research that finds all the meaning of manual skills. Grassino works with synthetic rubber and polystyrene. But also with more traditional materials. Wax and solid concrete. With his slow and patient weaving work. The artist brings his work to a spectacular level
Website : http://www.paolograssino.com
The artist David Mach was born in 1956 in Methil, Scotland. David Mach has become known for his impressive ephemeral installations. Such as, Polaris, life-size submarine. Realized with recovery tires in London in 1983. The use of the same type of object led him to use phone books. Also, thousands of magazines. Electric cables or any consumer product. He creates spectacular installations. Objects, pianos. Statues. Cars. Trucks seem swept away by the dynamic flow of stacked and arranged newspapers.
Associated with the New English Sculpture. David Mach exploits aesthetics. And the proliferation of manufactured objects. The humor is permanent. Sculptures assembling animals and objects from the universe of household appliances or sports.
Website : https://www.davidmach.com
Location : Danish
Kirsten Justesen studied classical sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She graduated in 1975.
Its activities cover a wide range of genres. From body art and performance to sculpture and installation. Justesen was part of the avant-garde scene of the 1960s. She became a pioneering figure in three-dimensional art modes. Which incorporate the body of the artist as an artistic material. These experiences led her to feminist art. Who challenged traditional value systems in the 1970s. His later work is broader research on the relationships between the body. Space and language Circolo Justesen publishes 2 books. One on the rumors of St. Catherine of Alexandra. And the other on feminist aesthetics of the 1970s.
Website : http://www.kirstenjustesen.com
Painter, Sculptor, Photographer
Location : Japan
Shinichi Maruyama was born in 1968 in Nagano. Japan. He studied at Chiba University. He worked as a member of Hakuhodo Photo Creative. As well as freelance photographer from 1992 to 1998. In Japan, the artist traveled frequently to Tibet. He realised two books of photographs. On the region of the valley of Spiti. And the valley of Spiti and Spiti.
Website : https://www.shinichimaruyama.com/
ELLA & PITR
Painter, Street Art
Location : Saint-Etienne (France)
Ella & Pitr are a duet of French artists. In a decade, they have become a legendary street art duo. Combining the ruinous beauty of abandoned places. With optical illusions. They create unusual murals that turn surfaces into whimsical playgrounds. Their artistic approach. It consists mainly of pasting original posters on the walls of the city. In order to be around these plaster characters of a “family”. Silent and ephemeral urban witnesses. The choice of workplaces is taking shape while walking. Wandering from wall to wall. Until find the context that corresponds to one of their wallpapers.
Website : http://www.ellapitr.com/
Collective : Numen / For Use
Social Sculpture, Installation
Location : Berlin, Wien, Zagreb
Numen / For Use is a collective working in the fields of conceptual art. Cenography Industrial and spatial design. The group was formed for the first time in 1998. It was a collaboration between industrial designers Sven Jonke. Christoph Katzler. And Nikola Radeljković under the banner For Use.
In 1999, they established Numen as a collective identity. Covering all projects done outside the field of industrial design. The first companies in the group are characterized by impersonal design experiences. Formal radical reduction. Deeply rooted in the tradition of high modernism. And mainly applied to various synergistic projects of total design in Croatia.
From 2004, after having set up a specific large-scale project. For the production of Inferno at the National Theater Center of Madrid. Numen / For Use is very interested in scenography. Other achievements in theaters across Europe ensue.
Since 2008, the collective focuses on the configuration of objects. Concepts without predefined function. An activity that leads to more hybrid work. And experimental such as the N-Light series and the installation of tapes.
Website : Collective Numen / For Use
Janaina Mello Landini
Visual Artist, Installation
Location : Brasil
Born in São Gotardo, MG (1974). Janaina lives and works in Sao Paulo. She graduated in Architecture in 1999. And studied Fine Arts from 2004 to 2007. Both in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.
Her artistic output encompasses her knowledge of architecture. Physics and mathematic and her observations about time. To weave her worldview. Her work transits between different scales. From the object to public spaces.
Website – http://www.mellolandini.com/
Location : London (England)
Miles Johnston was born in the United Kingdom in 1993. He spent the early years of his childhood in Brunei, Borneo. Which, had a major impact on Him. The totally different environment gave early intuition that there was no real “normal”. In hindsight. He was always interested in anything that could transform his perception of the mundane. From mathematics. Physical. Philosophy and art. He always wanted to see the world around him as if it was the first time. Also, he always felt the sublime strangeness. Terrifying and impressive to be.
Website : https://www.milesjohnstonart.com/
Jason deCaires Taylor
Sculptor, Visual Artist
Location : England
Jason deCaires Taylor is a sculptor. Underwater photographer and autonomous diver. He showed his immense love for the aquatic world through his underwater sculptures. They slowly turn into coral reefs. Taylor’s evolving sculptures support the life cycle of aquatic organisms. They are made of cement with a neutral pH. Which means that Taylor does not only care about the aesthetic properties of his works. But also their functionality and their biological vocation. Taylor is also known for being the founder of the world’s largest water museum in Mexico. Also, for its ongoing efforts to preserve fragile or already threatened marine habitats.
Website : https://www.underwatersculpture.com/
The Taiwanese artist Dong Mingqin. Described the objects and characters that were trying to break free. Trapped in the carved wood. To express the idea of a psychological prison. The artist has created a series of impressive psychological themes. In 2013, he created the breath. Also: “a metaphor for the transformation of physical space into a mental space affected by vision”. Placed in the box. The wooden bumps protrude upwards. While below, a pop-up window. A single member leaves enough mystery to allow the viewer. To find his own explanation.
Website : http://sudasuta.com/tung-ming-chin.html
Location : England
In a society often obsessed with physical appearance. Jenny Saville has created a niche for overweight women in contemporary visual culture. Known primarily for her large-scale paintings of obese women. Saville has recently broken into the contemporary art world. With the help of gallery owner and art collector Charles Saatchi. Rising quickly to great critical and public recognition. In part through Saatchi’s patronage. Saville has been heralded for creating conceptual art through. The use of a classical standard. The figure painting.
Location : Brooklyn (USA)
Brooklyn-based artist Tony Toscani. Produce paintings for all those who have already spent a Friday night preparing to go out. Sitting on their couch. We scroll down for a minute on Instagram. And again looked up three hours later. To find that the sun had risen. the party is almost over. Before giving up completely the idea in favor of bedtime only.
His lively figurative paintings. Represent beautiful and young people sinking in stupor stupor. Apparently induced by the abundance of contemporary life. Character as recognizable as they are shocking. They are from us, we realize quickly. As well as our friends and peers. We are the subject of this aesthetic study. And we did not even know we were participating.
Website : https://tonytoscani.com/
Painter, Sculptor, Photographer
Location : Colombia
Oscar Muñoz’s oeuvre shows its hermeneutic possibilities. By simply describing it. The series “Aliento” (breath) consists of polished steel mirrors. In whose surface an image has been drawn with a greasy medium. However, the image is not visible to the viewer unless he/she fogs the mirror with his/her breath. Otherwise, he/she only sees him/herself as in a regular mirror.
Location : France
Alejandro Berconsky was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. He moved to Caracas, Venezuela, with his family where he grew up. He began his studies in media but soon discovered that his passion was elsewhere.
His work oscillates between beauty and aggression. Sensuality and hardness. The organic nature and the geometry of form, like in his series entitled “Spheroids”.
From the spheres and the spheroids, Berconsky moves on to the “Amalgams”. A series of hybrid creations. Which are as close as it gets to depicting the anthropomorphic form. This work, often provocative and with a tongue-in-cheek playfulness. Reveals the artist’s sense of humour. Like several pieces of his “Amalgam” series. Where he incorporates hundreds of colourful marble balls.
Website : https://aberconsky.blogspot.com/
Location : Melbourne (Australia)
My practice is cross-media. Ideas about ecology. Also, to overlapping concerns between art. Science underlie many of my projects. While their shape stems from the basic structural composition of living things. In addition, their growth and transformation. Patterns, structures and fragments are extracted from the natural world and recombined. What prevails is the interest in our relationships with ecology and science. The creative boundaries of what is both imaginary and real.
Website : www.tracysarroff.com
Lee Jae Hyo
Location : Seoul (Korea)
Lee Jaehyo is a Korean sculptor. Who has exhibited extensively in his homeland and in Europe. He makes free-standing sculptures and reliefs from humble. Almost mundane, materials. Principally logs and steel nails. These are transformed with great skill. And hours of industrious toil into lustrous and refined objects. Their highly polished and burnished surfaces express. An attention to detail and a painstaking concern. For disclosing the innate beauty of the material. These unique forms are derived. From the interdependence of man-made and natural. Their structural integrity relies. On the contrasting combination of steel and wood.
Website : http://www.leeart.name/
Location : Chicago (USA)
Paul Kremer is an American painter born in 1971 in Chicago. Designer recognized for many years with Lou Reed. He turned to painting less than ten years ago. He developed an abstract style with simplified patterns. In the apparent colors on the Colorfield board (we think Ellswhorth Kelly). Strongly marked by his experience as a designer: sometimes at the limits of figuration and abstraction. His compositions are monumental and pure. always sought, using great additions of colors. White sheets. A work on a chromatic support and a texture. Thanks to an acrylic treatment process that gives a grain to the hand. Well known in the United States. His first exhibitions in Europe take place in 2017 (Brussels and Donjon de Vez).
Website : https://paulkremer.info/
Location : Hong Kong (China)
Born in Hong Kong. Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques. Accompanied by surrealist imagination. In 2002, Tsang started to represent versatile splashes with ceramics. He created the Yuanyang series. Which were then collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art. And the Yingge Ceramics Museum of Taiwan.
Website – https://johnsontsang.wordpress.com
Location : Japan
Masakatsu Sashieis a Japanese artist best known for his orb paintings of fictional world. Filled with futuristic warnings about human’s tendencies. For environmental dominance and over-consumption.
Masakatsu was born in 1974 in city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. He received a MFA from the Kanazaw College of Art in 2000. His birth town is widely known for its rich cultural traditions in arts and crafts. Kanazawa has very difficult geographical accessibility and it owns to this fact a rather unique culture development.
Website : http://sal-s.com/art/art.html
Location : Finland
Jiri Geller (b. 1970 lives and works in Helsinki). Is known for his detailed sculptures exploring the contemporary pop culture phenomena. His accomplished works serve cold irony. And raw critique by questioning the dominant, neoliberal iconophilia. While never repeating himself. Geller targets the same territory again and again to explore. The idea that what in our contemporaneity is deemed solid. Permanent and valuable is in fact melting, suspect. And utterly transitory. Geller holds MFA from the Institute of Design. At Lahti Polytechnic and he has exhibited various solo shows around Nordic countries. As well as in innumerous international exhibitions globally.
Website : https://www.jirigeller.com/
Jean Paul Donadini
Location : France
Jean Paul Donadini is a french painter who was born in Troyes, France, in 1951.
He graduated from the Beaux Arts of Troyes in 1971, then the Beaux Arts of Nancy in 1973 and the Beaux arts of Paris in 1976.
Since then,he has worked and lived in Paris, and has had many personal exhibitions in France and abroad: Londres, New york, Miami, Chicago, Istambul, Dubaï, Séoul, Singapour, Hong-Kong, Paris.
Website : https://www.jeanpauldonadini.com/
Anna Burns and Michael Bodiam
Installation and Photographer
Location : London (England)
Anna Burns is a set designer with a taste for the ambitious. Who could forget her work with Thomas Brown. Where they created B-Movie inspired installations out of flammable umbrellas? For her latest work Anna. Has collaborated with Michael Bodiam on a series inspired by nuclear catastrophe. And our contradictory attitudes towards it – apocalyptic fear. On the one hand and weird fascination on the other.
By creating hobby craft versions of nuclear mushroom clouds using marbles. Flowers. Balloons and the like. The talented pair have created a series which is uncomfortably charming. There’s no trickery here. These were created in camera and are all the more impressive because of it.
Location ; Prague (Czechoslovakia)
After graduating from the fine art secondary school. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he studied sculpture .
In 1987 , together with other artists, he created the unconventional art grouping. The Hard Drunken (Tvdrdohlaví). Since 1998 she has been working as a docent at the Department of Fine Arts at Brno Technical College. And at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. In 1995 he was awarded the Chalupecký Award for his work . His most renowned works include the works of the Prague Zoo in the Indonesian jungle.
Painter, Sculptor, Installation
Location : USA
Derick Melander was born in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1964. His father was an abstract painter. Known for combining non-traditional materials such as polystyrene foam. House paint, mirrored glass, and contact paper. In 1985 Derick earned his Associate Degree in Communications from Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers, NY where he studied radio and film production. Shortly after graduation. He moved to Philadelphia where he worked as an assistant to an artist. Sang in a band and postered the streets with hand-printed graphics and poems.
Website : https://derickmelander.tumblr.com/
Location : Mexico
Astonishment, sadness, melancholy. These are the feelings that artist Ines Lara expresses through the feminine figures that make up her work.
Lara’s ceramics create the feelings and emotions she attributes to the essence of being. Reflecting on the fragility of life. And the passage of humanity through it.
Website : https://inesrlara.wixsite.com/artist
Location : Paris (France)
Some of my portraits are linked to literary works of English Literature Classics. Embodying personal imagery or collective symbolism. They reflect my ever-lasting love for books and my former career as an English teacher.
I am the author of the novel Violencia de Género, and have also written short stories in Spanish. I am currently working on my second novel.
Website : https://art-barr.com/
Location : Santa Barbara (USA)
My new work incorporates objectified acrylic resin products that. I developed with a chemist which I manipulate sculpturally.
I work in Series which vary in content. And duration in order to explore ideas more fully.
I love anarchy but hate chaos thus. I lean toward a structured aesthetic.
The work often has a poetic subtext for I view painting. As a refuge for the failed poet.
Thus I have come to the conclusion that. I paint because I cannot sing…
Website : https://www.nancygifford.com/
Location ; London (England)
Rebecca Glover works across the disciplines of installation. sound, sculpture and performance. Central to her work is the relationship between the body and environment. Rebecca is currently doing her postgraduate. In Sound Arts at EPAS in Ghent researching sculptural aspects of sound. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art. And St Oswald’s School of Painting. She is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins. The Art Academy London. She was recently artist in residence at Florence Trust. London, recent presentations of her work include Gouvernement (Belgium). Florence Trust, Hewing Whittare Project Space. Diaspore Space, SHELF Wale. Deptford X and for Radiophrenia at CCA Glasgow.
Website ; http://rebeccaglover.co.uk/
Painter, Mixed media
Location : Delhi (India)
My most recent work is about mDelhiy own relationship with animals in different cultures. I create work based on my personal experiences. Observations and life journeys. I take field trips to specific locations where I could. Directly relate myself to an animal, experience the environment they live in and in response create artwork.
Website : http://shivangiladha.com/
Location : Montreal (Canada)
My work takes visual cues from real and virtual environments. Examining, assembling and also deconstructing space. Exploring figure/ground relationships and the representation of architectural motifs. Starting with visual ideas drawn from photographs of buildings and landscapes. I break down and reconstruct. A world formed of dislocated and interwoven partial planes. Lines and shapes.
My paintings attempt to create dynamic tension between formal elements. Such as splashes of colour, shapes reminiscent of the outlines of architectural structures. Dissecting lines, charcoal under-drawings. And masking tape intentionally left in place or used to paint hard edges. Layered over these are occasionally solid blocks. Of dark earth tones that occlude parts of the image. Producing a sense of realistic three-dimensional space. Part of which is obscured from view.
Website : https://www.trevorkiernander.com/
Location : French
Alexis Denuy’s paintings are composed of simplicity and wisdom. We think of the Little Prince, we think of Giotto. We think of universes that connect the wonderful to childhood and the sacred to the human. It is in this line that Alexis works. Deeply optimistic. It never removes the dignity of the human being and despite the suffering. Death watching him, he gives him a chance. To gather? To redeem himself? Take back his life in hand?
Voluntarily, Alexis does not put an end to his compositions, which sometimes seem like sketches stopped in time. Seizures on the spot and that the imagination can interpret and complete as it pleases. He seeks to capture this indescribable link that connects things together. And if the characters are waiting, it’s because the question of the sacred is asked.
Website : https://alexisdenuy.wordpress.com/
Location : Brasil
” I, first, look at the situation, see if there is the condition of giving plasticity. If there is a poetry there involved to photograph and from there I start painting. All my paintings are based on photography, and after this process. I do color study, and the situation that it is currently representing.”
As a child, Franco is passionate about art and plasticity. The photographer has already studied Fine Arts at Ucsal (Catholic University of Salvador). But he works in the advertising market. Exhibition Captured Art Exhibition Captured Art Exhibition.
Location : England
I work from intuition rather than pre meditiation realising. That when something appears of its own accord it has a presence uniquely different from one that is manipulated. As work evolves texture and surface will dictate. The final image which will alter considerably during the working process. I retain an interest in exploring materials. And their properties while developing new ideas on a variety of surfaces.
Website : http://www.brenheadartist.co.uk/
Painter, Mixte-Media, Instructor
Location : England
I love art, it’s one of my greatest passion’s in life. The other is practising Chen style Tai Chi Chaun. I am currently doing a Mental Health art project. That explores my relationship to a close relatives illness of Paranoid Schizophrenia bought. About by drug addictions that have led to a ‘Drugs induced Pscychosis’. I document my observations as starting points for visual expression creating art work that has been informed by the process of mental decline and instability through a long and enduring serious mental illness.
My work responds to the medical interventions. And processes that have taken place in the treatment of my relative as well as the day-to-day care. Management and challenges that frequently present themselves.
I have used a figure in my work to reflect and inform the many situations. Challenges and feelings that have arisen.
Location : Argentina
Fabio Egea, nace en Córdoba (Argentina) en 1964. En 1977 se traslada a España. Donde estudia en la Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Madrid. Paralelamente continúa su formación junto al escultor Bethancourt. En 1983 regresa a su tierra natal donde continúa su creación artística. Durante más de 35 años se ha dedicado en cuerpo y alma a la pintura.
Website – http://www.fabioegea.com
Location : England
My sculpture is concerned with a diverse range of concepts. And is made out of a variety of materials including wood. stone. Bronze and paper. The content has ranged from an interest in transformation. And change to its current involvement with aspects of theoretical physics. I agree with the physicist Richard Feynman. When he refers to the inadequacy of science. To capture the marvel of our universe. For the need for art to help bridge. The gap between the tangible and the intangible.
Website : https://vimeo.com/user47248640
Location : England
My practice follows two paths. Drawings and sculptures, which are essentially abstract and process led. And sculpture which is more ideas led and externally referential.
I like the notion of ‘making a drawing’. Which suggests the physics and the performance of the activity. I think of my drawings as flat sculptures, not drawings for sculptures, but constructions of materials, Which occupy a very shallow space. I avoid deliberate illusion or external reference. And often employ repetition as a means of building structure and a sense of labour.
Website : http://www.alanfranklin.net/
Location : Spain
Spanish artist Gerard Mas from Girona creates playful and penetrating works that fuse contemporary references and gestures with busts reminiscent of 15th-century Florentine sculpture. Mas’ synthesis produces a humorous recontextualization. Women of the Renaissance chewing bubble gum appear to be alive and well in our contemporary moment.
Website : http://www.gerardmas.com/esp-obra.htm
Location : Laughton (England)
My work focusses on stories that I fear are in danger of being forgotten. Sometimes these stories relate back to WW2 and my father’s history as a reconnaissance photographer. Sometimes they are my own recollections and thoughts. I make charcoal drawings that inform the paintings. Which are then slowly built up from a palimpsest of lines. And gradually distilled into something more simple. Until only essential information remains.
This process iresults in a textural quality that unites all the work on canvas. I like the working process to be visible in the finished object. And have a hand-made quality that is an antidote to the shiny screen-images. That surround us in the twenty-first century. I come from a pre-digital age and find that most of what still interests me does too.
Website – http://www.alexander-johnson.com/
Location : Penzance (England)
Delpha Hudson is a British artist born in Surrey in 1963. She currently works from her studio in Bread Street, Penzance. From the late 90s her performance practice explored many aspects of women. And the self, using the body. Masquerade, city spaces. And maternal and historical tropes. She continues to use materials in performative ways. Working with small clay sculpture, objects and assemblage. Delpha Hudson’s paintings explore women’s lives. Using very physical processes like dripping bitumen paint from a stick.
The process is messy and visceral. As well as unique as even mistakes can never be exactly replicated. The figures that emerge use gestural motifs to provoke. And engender empathy and understanding. Delpha Hudson’s work uses palimpsest. Humour and contradiction to engage audiences in seeing and experiencing mothers. And women’s lives in new ways. Communicating the ambivalence of women’s live and mothering.
Website : http://www.delphahudsonartist.co.uk/
Location – Oregon, (US)
Eric Zener is an established American photorealist painter from Astoria, Oregon. He often depicts people totally submerged in water. Much of Zener’s work has been exhibited and sold throughout the United States and abroad to private and corporate art collectors.
Website – http://www.ericzener.com/