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Location : Australia
Joel Rea is a highly acclaimed and multiple award-winning artist. Known for his surreal and allegorical paintings. Rea’s oil on canvas falls somewhere between the genres of hyperrealism. Renaissance photorealism and virtuoso realism. From this amalgamation of influences, Rea has created a unique style. Recognizable depicting social conscience. Personal introspection through his impeccable execution of the details of the brushwork. Inspired by the mysteries of the animal kingdom and the universe beyond. Rea’s meanings and stories touch on the vast complexity of the human condition. Rea combines contemporary visuals with the qualities of the sublime in painting. His images frequently represent: self-portraits. Tigers. Dogs. The sun’s rays breaking through the clouds. Destructive waves inspired by the turbulent Australian coastline where he played as a child.
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Location : Germany
Ursula von Rydingsvard (American, born 1942 in Deensen, Germany). She studied painting at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. Then she obtained a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1975. The artist’s large-scale sculptures reveal traces of the human hand. Which suggest the earliest memories of being surrounded by wooden walls. Tools and utensils as a child living in wartime refugee and labor camps in Germany. After her family was forced to leave Poland. Von Rydingsvard creates his work from commercially machined cedar beams that are marked. Shaped by cuts in wood. Stacked, then glued together. These shapes can also be used for casting sculptures. In materials such as urethane resin. Copper and bronze. Von Rydingsvard’s organic and gestural works allude to the landscape. To the body and common utility items such as spoons, shovels and bowls.
Location : China
Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou, China. He was trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy from 1981 to 1985. His work has since crossed several mediums in art. In particular the drawing. The installation. Video and performance. Cai started experimenting with gunpowder in his hometown of Quanzhou. He continued to explore his properties while living in Japan from 1986 to 1995. This investigation eventually led to the development of his outer explosion events. Based on Eastern philosophy. Contemporary social problems as a conceptual basis. His works respond to culture and history. Then, establish an exchange between the spectators and the larger universe which surrounds them. His art and explosive installations are imbued with a force that transcends the two-dimensional plane to engage with society and nature.
Location : Japan
Naoko Ito is a Japanese artist based in New York. His works, between installations. Videos and sculptures, have been exhibited in the United States and Japan. His new project “Urban Nature” is inspired by the relationship between man and nature.
Naoko cut the branches of a tree into several pieces to place them in glass jars. The tree is thus reconstructed through the glass. The use of these two elements symbolizes the tension between nature and culture. Naoko is also inspired by the way people try to tame nature. And this particularly in urban areas. Aisi, it is mastered to adapt to humans.
Hendrik Beikirch – ECB
Location : Germany
German artist Hendrik Beikirch. Also known by its alias “ecb”, creates captivating works of documentary and fictional portraits that cross the personal and the private. Its distinctive monochrome murals. And his interior works for galleries and museums. Confront the spectators with subjects rich in stories which fascinate by their strength of personality. Both anonymous, everyday and seemingly enchanting. Each of the beikirch figures has a story to tell. More than just subjects, we find authentic characters in his works. Made all the more fascinating by their anonymity. the reduced color palette and the striking contrasts that characterize beikirch’s portrait underline the vulnerability of his subjects. While the scale of these works invites the viewer to reflect. On the relationship between the individual and society. The spectator and the subject. The public and the private.
Location : Brazil
Willy Verginer was born in Bressanone (BZ) in 1957. He attended the Art Institute of Ortisei. Where he studied painting. After his studies, he worked in various wood carving workshops in Val Gardena. In the 80s, starting from the tradition of its valley. He tries to distance himself, by autonomous learning. Conventional methods. From 1984 to 1989, he taught at the Professional School of Sculpture in Selva (BZ). In one of his first solo exhibitions, organized by Danilo Eccher at the Galleria Spatia in Bolzano. He showed abstract works, made of wood with a combination of natural materials.
The 1990s were characterized by profitable exhibitions and the founding of the artistic group Trisma. Trained by Walter Moroder, Bruno Walpoth and Willy Verginer. Then ten years of research, crises and a less creative period ensued. In 2005, he exhibited at the Galleria Castello in Trento. Verginer radically changes style. He presents figurative sculptures developing an original plastic language. Associated with an acrylic paint with nuances of artificial colors.
Mikael Christian Strøbek
Location : Berlin (Germany)
Mikael Christian Strøbek, visual artist based in Berlin. He merges photography. The sculpture. Light and digital art to create themes of perception. Physical movements through its installations.
Strøbek’s minimalist and contemporary works give a perspective on form. Color and composition in different artistic contexts. At first glance, the viewer assumes that the works are physical in nature. But often, the artist creates conceptual 3D renderings of his installations.
“Digital works seek to redefine artistic production in connection with architectural contexts. “
By using several supports in his geometric works. Strøbek creates a framework through which the viewer can freely attribute their own impressions.
Margaret de Castrot
Location : Brazil
Margaret de Castrot comes from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she lives and works there. His poetics are linked to the human figure of everyday urban life. Apparently banal situations speak of the loneliness of man in his usual passage in public environments. In her forties without being able to take to the streets in search of inspiration, she made a call on Instagram so that people would send her selfies about what they did during the period of isolation. She paints the countless photos she receives. Then, post them daily on Instagram.
Location : Canada
Adam Lupton’s work oscillates between the emotional and the pictorial. By exploring personal and collective hypotheses. By digging culturally powerful symbols and mythologies. It explores individual and societal anxiety and isolation.
Approaching a range of themes and layered stories. Lupton aims to eliminate normative visual results. The subjects often have antithetical functions. The signifiers are emptied of their conventional meaning. Destabilizing the affect of form and content. Keeping in mind the allegory of Plato on the cave. Lupton is trying to reconsider and restructure. The way viewers negotiate their reality. Their ideology by disturbing both visual representation and emotional interpretation.
For some, Lupton’s work is revealing more than expected. For others not enough. One experience can be unpleasantly complete, while the other is painfully vacant.
Website : http://www.alupton.com/
Location : Turkish
Şakir Gökçebağ part deciphers. Part conceals the mundane images of industrial production. In a circulation that treads from the local to the universal. The objects Gökçebağ selects for his artistic production. Are beyond being objects of use and ready-made. And instead are artistic materiel such paint. Marble. Stone. Paper and canvas. These objects assume a new form by departing their true meanings. But without banishing their first meanings. Clothespin. Tray. Nails. Pokers and sieves. While becoming “something” new. They signify an abstract or a surreal view on the one hand. While on the other hand they adopt a new way. Of seeing following the intervention of the artist.
This dual existence constitutes the core of Gökçebağ’s production. As the artist plucks objects. Out of their daily context. He adds as well as subtly subtracts from them. Creating alternative planes of meaning and the objects in this dual existence. Having lost a lot as they transform their identities. Are reborn in the playground Gökçebağ creates with their recognition being replaced by a familiarity.
Website : https://sakirgokcebag.com/
Location : Italy
Lorenzo Quinn was born in Rome, Italy. He is the son of Mexican actor Anthony Quinn and Iolanda Quinn (Jolanda Addolori). Quinn grew up in the United States and Italy. Now, he currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. It was in Rome that he discovered his love for art. And began as a painter in 1982. Training at the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York.
Quinn was drawn to the theater where he played roles like Antonio Stradivari. As a young luthier with his father Anthony Quinn playing the elder. Quinn, after starting to paint. Has always been an admirer of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. In 1991, he interpreted the Spanish artist in the film Dalí. Alongside the English actress Sarah Douglas depicting his wife Gala. Quinn won the Best New Actor award at the Biarritz Film Festival. However, it was while working in this role that Quinn decided that her own career needed a change of direction. He therefore gradually abandoned the theater to devote himself solely to art.
Website : https://www.lorenzoquinn.com/
Location : Denmark.
The sculptures of Steen Ipsen, despite their appearance devoid of imperfection. As machined, are all unique. Handmade. Without any recourse to a computer or digital technique. The notion of manual skills is central to the artist’s work. Each piece is enamelled. Re-enameled and baked several times to obtain a perfectly finished surface. Smooth and monochrome. The brilliance of the monochrome draws the viewer’s eye to the sculpture as if to a mirror.
If ceramic remains the central material of the works of Steen Ipsen. In some of her creations, she is enhanced with colored strings. Leather straps. Of PVC or hand-drawn patterns, which emphasize the formal contrasts of the object and its movements. These additions place the sculptures in a spatial context. And give them a strong graphic dimension. The movements are also highlighted by the brilliant varnish of the sculptures.
The assembly of Steen Ipsen’s sculptures can follow different methods. The accumulation of clay pieces according to variations. Or the free modeling of objects. The result is works comparable to geometric systems. Inspired by organic and mineral growth processes. Such as crystallization or the human body.
Website : https://www.steen-ipsen.dk/
Location : Denmark
Olafur Eliasson’s art is motivated by his interests in perception. Movement, embodied experience and feelings of self. He strives to make art concerns relevant to society as a whole. Art, for him, is a crucial means of turning thought into action in the world. Eliasson’s works cover sculpture. The painting. Photography. Cinema and installation. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery. Its practice engages the public sphere. In the broad sense through architectural projects. Interventions in civic space. Arts education, policy making. As well as sustainability and climate change issues.
Studio Olafur Eliasson.
Eliasson was born in 1967. He grew up in Iceland and Denmark. He studied from 1989 to 1995 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded the Studio Olafur Eliasson. Which now includes over a hundred team members.
Website : https://olafureliasson.net/
Visual artist, Sculptor
Location : Germany
Katharina Fritsch is a contemporary German sculptor. Born on February 14, 1956, she graduated from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1984. Her work mixes reality with imagination. To create a surreal imagery that contracts reality and fantasy through its monochrome sculptures. Large-scale animals. People and objects. From her luminous palette, she noticed that the color “equalizes, makes abstract – like a visual sign, an icon. It is important: my work is always at the border between a detailed sculpture and a sign. Fritsch’s work is often described as disturbing. Containing slight changes in representation that alter the viewer’s perception. From reality and highlight the falsified imitation of the life of the work.
Website : https://www.katharinafritsch.de/
Location : Canada
Since 1976, Pascale Archambault has experienced wood carving. Ceramics and stone. Devoting himself almost exclusively to the latter. Archambault’s art is figurative. Represented in its entirety or in fragments, which plays a decisive role. Dotted with references to the history of sculpture. His works reflect social considerations. Regarding, acts of violence. Contemporary conflicts and, on the other hand, the pleasures of life. Her pieces constantly oscillate between two contradictory poles, one of which, the euphoric connotations, focuses on beauty. Well-being and desire. The other, closer to dysphoria, shows ugliness. Anxiety and suffering.
Website : https://www.pascalearchambault.com/
Location : Netherlands
The artist and painter Tjalf Sparnaay (Netherlands, 1954) lives and works in the Dutch city of Hilversum. But spends much of his time in the United States. Tjalf Sparnaay is a self-taught painter. He has been working on his impressive work of paintings and works of art since 1987. He is constantly looking for new images that have never been painted before.
In his oil paintings and still lifes. Tjalf Sparnaay shows us in a different light. The ordinary and mundane things that we hold dear. His technique mirrors that of the Dutch masters of the 17th century. His subjects are very contemporary and include food. Typical Dutch or American objects.
Tjalf Sparnaay was influenced by the work of Vermeer. Rembrandt. Ralph Goings and Charles Bell. He is internationally regarded as one of the most important contemporary painters working in a style called Mega Realism. He is part of the contemporary artistic movement of Hyper Realism. His paintings and prints in limited edition. Continue to gain popularity with art collectors and art lovers.
Website : https://www.tjalfsparnaay.nl/en/
Location : Roumania
Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie, born in Baia Mare in 1977. Studied the visual arts at the University of Cluj-Napoca. Where he obtained his license in 2001. Co-founder of Galeria plan B, which manages two contemporary art spaces in Cluj and Berlin. He divides his time between these two cities.
Adrian Ghenie practices a gestural painting that stands out in particular for its technical procedures. He uses the palette knife. Stencils to introduce “calculated accidents”. In the table covered with multiple layers of paint. The universe of his childhood continues to deeply mark his art. In particular the story of his parents’ travels through Eastern Europe in the years 1960-1970. Instead of drawing directly from their testimony, he tries to reconstruct the facts. Distorted by memory. It’s this disconnect between reality and memory. Let him explore the thickness of the material applied to the canvas.
Website : https://darwinsroom.ro/artist/
Location : US
Craig Alan was born in 1971 in San Bernardino, California. Although still attracted to art. His creativity really developed when his family moved to New Orleans when he was a child. His intense need to know. Culture has nurtured its ability for detailed visual interpretation. Inspired by the city’s enthusiasm for creative expression. He began to explore his own innovative impulses.
His first attempt took the form of a street portrait. Helping him to perfect his gift to reproduce a human figure. Thus allow this emerging artist to ensure financial security. From then on, saving his earnings, he was able to pay for his studies as well as the material necessary for his artistic achievements. Although he always wanted to follow a formal art form, Alan continued to develop technically and conceptually through his own research.
Website : https://www.craigalanstudio.com/
Location : Turin (Italy)
Fabio Viale is a young Italian sculptor based in Turin, Italy. Fabio only works with marble. He shapes this material by creating trompe-l’oeil. By imitating rubber, polystyrene or paper. The effect is totally striking.
But it is by covering statues of ancient tattoos that the artist reveals all his talent in our opinion. These tattoos inspired by Asian aesthetics. Most of them create a bridge between two cultures.
Website : http://www.fabioviale.it/
Location : Germany
Katharina Grosse is a contemporary German painter. She was the daughter of Barbara Big. His mother had a great influence on the artistic development of his daughter. Katharina Grosse studied at the art academies Münster and Düsseldorf at Norbert Tadeusz. Graubner. Then she taught at the Berlin-Weissensee Academy of Arts. Today the artist teaches painting at the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts.
Katharina Grosse uses a spray compressor gun fed in these works. Her first wall painted with this technique was in 1998 in Sydney. She contributed to the 11th Biennale of Sydney. In the following years, she painted with a spray can. Successively larger areas in outer spaces. The installations of his work are always more complex. The spraying work provides counterpoints. Irritations that transform the illusionist of space.
Website : https://www.katharinagrosse.com/
location : Italy
Sicioldr is an italian painter born in 1990 living and working in Tuscania. His subjects are surreal images. Coming from unconscious that he represents using. A blend of contemporary and traditional techniques.
He studied and worked under the direction of his father. In his classical painting workshop. He learned not only how to paint. But how to prepare the wood with the technique of Cennino Cennini. How to mix and grind pigments. And how to build and decorate custom frames.
In 2014, he moved to his personal workshop.
His inspirations often come from his dreamy visions and art history studies. Of psychology. Mythology. Philosophy. Literature and science.
Website : www.sicioldrart.com
Location : (Czechoslovakia)
The sculptor David Černý. Unlike most contemporary Czech artists. Is one of the most visible figures in the art world of the Czech Republic. He often creates figurative sculptures designed for public space. Much more than sorting out isolated aesthetic problems. He is called upon to intervene in societal relations and to animate (animate) the media space.
Among the most recent achievements of the artist. You can find the work entitled La tête de Franz Kafka. Located opposite the Prague Quadrio shopping center building. The movement of the 11-meter statue is ensured by 42 synchronous motors. The soul of the sculpture is a unique code. Which includes 15 programs. Which make up the final choreography of the facial movement.
Website : http://www.davidcerny.cz/
Street Art, Graffiti.
Location : Italy
Considered among the most gifted. And virtuous performers of figurative art. And international contemporary painting, (Encyclopaedia Italiana Treccani). Eron is one of the best known representatives. Of Italian graffiti and street art. At the turn of the XX and XXI century. Also in 2018, Eron created what is considered. One of the greatest works of urban wall art in the world. The work, entitled W.A.L.L. (Walls Are Love’s Limits). Was built in the new City Life district in Milan. A 1000 square meter painting that turned. The great wall into a wall against the walls.
Website : http://www.eron.it/
Location : USA
Jeff Muhs was born in Southampton, New York, June 24, 1966. The painter and sculptor Jeff Muhs is the creator of this impressive series of cement sculptures. Certain works where eroticism and voluptuousness are clearly present.
The author uses various objects and fetishes. Such as corsets. Heels. Bikinis or ropes, which seem to oppress hard concrete. This apparent pressure manages to give a feeling of volume. And sag which contrasts with the rigidity of the cement.
Although it is not the only contrast that stands out. This artist also plays with the disparity of colors. Textures to attract attention.
Website : https://www.jeffmuhsstudio.com/
Location : Korea
Sculptor Jae Ko uses unusual materials. Adding machine paper and traditional Asian inks. Ko unrolls and reshapes miles of paper. Daily office in more attractive forms. Then bathe in ink tanks and let dry for months. Ko says, “The edges of infinitely long pieces of paper create line drawings that roll up. Tighten and loosen depending on how I roll them.” As the paper takes on the ink and dries. It lengthens and expands into organic sculptural forms guided by the artist’s design.
Between writing and sculpture.
His seductive work occupies a space between writing and sculpture. This biomorphic form often resembles a swollen calligraphic mark. Although Ko leaves their interpretations to the viewers. She recognizes personal references in her gestures. Attracted by traditional Asian family brands. Architectural details such as the drawings of the columns. Also, she also searches inside flowers for inspiration. The result, the color. The shape and texture with a wealth of emotions and allusions, is simply exquisite.
Website : https://www.jaeko.net/
Painter, Sculptor, Writer
Location : French
Jean-Luc Parant is a French artist, writer and poet. Whose entire work bears witness to a singular obsession with the eyes. And an incessant experience of seeing as a process. He described himself as early as the 1970s as a “manufacturer of balls and texts on the eyes”. His artistic and literary work is a poetic and multifaceted investigation around the eyes. Beyond the organ of vision and symbol. Jean-Luc Parant’s eyes are expressed by the hands, by the words. By the balls, to make it emerge from the night. Tirelessly, existence. He also formed with Titi Parant a couple of artists who have been working together for several decades.
Location : China
WANG Yuyang (born in 1979) is a graduate of the China Central Academy of Drama and the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Currently living in Beijing, he has been teaching at the School of Experimental Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts since 2008. WANG Yuyang creates works using emerging media but does not deliberately emphasize the novelty of technology. He is more interested in the artistic talent engendered by “outdated” technology. The “destructive” aesthetic and the waste of materials. His work used all possible media. He often uses humor. Fiction and shows. He explores and reflects on the relationship between the human body. Experience and cognition. At the same time, he also studies the relationship between artificial reality. Media technology and historical perception.
Website : http://www.wangyuyang.net/
Location : Poland
If the drawing, as Paul Klee said. It is “taking a line for a walk”. Monika Grzymala’s installations are more like taking a line. On a high energy gymnastics marathon. For over a decade. Gryzmala has traveled the world armed only with numerous rolls of tape. She uses to create works with expressive power. And the energy belies their banal origins.
Website : http://www.t-r-a-n-s-i-t.net/
Location : Argentina
Contemporary artist born in Buenos Aires on April 3, 1957. Belonging to the intermediate generation. Eugenio has exhibited for over 30 years in galleries. museums and cultural centers. International fairs, etc. His work is based on a strong imprint of synchronicity. Also, of connection to what he calls the infinite frequency without temporal dimension. Her work considers beauty as a concept. Not as an intellectual construction. But like something that just happens. It appeals to the idea that the artist is like a vehicle of energy. Who’s passing and he’s a stranger. Throughout his strong conviction. It highlights another invisible reality. Eugenio Cuttica’s masterpieces establish a certain connection with his spectators. A connection that allows viewers to rediscover a state of contemplation.
Website : http://www.eugeniocuttica.com.ar/
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 : France
Enriched with the know-how of Madagascar. He works with fibers. Silk or essences of rare plants. He trained as an architect at the Special School of Architecture with Odile Decq. Joël Andrianomearisoa is sensitive to all subjects. Tissues and papers to plastics. Dark atmospheres. Black is its reference color. Also, he plays with all the techniques. Drawing. Installation. Performance. Video. Photography.
Painter, Sculptor, Performer
Location : Bucarest (Roumania)
Daniel Knorr (1968, Bukarest, RO) is a contemporary Romanian artist. Also, he is known for his projects that use materials. Such as cocaine. Potholes. Smoke to trigger debates on political and theoretical content. Widely worried about the notions of emptiness. Representation and fantasy. Texts, sculptures, graphic works. Knorr’s performance defends his interests in a controversial manner.
Location : Australia
Mike Parr is widely regarded as one of the most successful Australian artists of his generation. His work is imbued with a strongly cathartic presence. The direct result of his personally demanding work processes. Mike Parr has directed more than 1,000 works. As part of his self-imposed series ‘Self-Portrait’. Auusi, in a range of media including performance ,. Installation. Sculpture. Drawing. Dry point etching and photography.
Location : England
Saad Qureshi’s practice is based on the inefficiency of the lived experience. The processes of interpretation of objects. Landscapes and the way memory treats them over time.
His sculptures give shape to ideas. To the stories by which we give meaning to human existence.
Website : http://www.saadqureshi.com/
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
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
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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.
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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. Also, 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. Also, 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. Londres. New york. Miami. Chicago. Istambul. Dubaï. Séoul,.Ingapour. 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.
Website : www.annaburns.net & www.michaelbodiam.com
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 ; 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. Also, 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. Also, 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. iI 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.
Website : http://www.anjelicordice.com/
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