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Monika Sosnowska

Monika Sosnowska

Monika Sosnowska
Visual artist
Location: Warsaw (Poland)

 

 

 

 

 

Monika Sosnowska, best known for her enormous skeletal architectural forms. It harnesses the engineering gifts of these elements and the imperceptible grace of their designs. His sculptures of mutilated construction elements are not creative approximations of architecture. They are fabricated, deformed and reassembled construction elements. Sosnowska’s structures crumple like paper, bend and twist to the demands of historical time. Then, by the force of an ideological gravity. Sosnowska shows her ability to sublimate the traces of destruction, like an urban archaeologist in search of pages of history.

Malleable and fragile.

Support structures are malleable and fragile when removed from their context. Without foundation or hinge, they become without object. Intended to enclose us, to protect us and to assist us, they are the most revealing when they fail. A broken step does not go unnoticed. But something animates these truncated forms. Something ghostly resonates from the cold industrial material. The works recall something familiar, something known, but only in memory. Or maybe built from that. Sosnowska explores the shift in the viewer’s understanding of a work. The moment when reality gives way to another space, psychic or historical.

 

 

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Website→  https://cs.isabart.org/person/32472

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen Barry

Colleen Barry

Colleen Barry
Painter
Location: New York (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen’s paintings combine the rigor and sophistication of European masters with the power of contemporary art. His influences range from Michelangelo and Kathe Kollwitz to portraits of Andy Warhol. His subjects include family members, friends, fellow artists and his two children. A lifelong New Yorker, Colleen grew up immersed in the music scene of the early 2000s. At 21, she created paintings for film companies in New York and Hollywood. His work has appeared in major Lil Kim and Die Romantik motion pictures and music videos. In 2011, she received an Affiliate Fellowship to reside at the American Academy in Rome with her husband, Will St. John. She learned to paint by studying the old masters in European museums for 10 years. Colleen paints from her studio in East Williamsburg Brooklyn. She is currently the design director at Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York.

 

 

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Website→  https://www.colleenbarryart.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zharko Bashski

Zharko Bashski

Zharko Bashski
Sculptor
Location: Macedonia

 

 

 

 

 

Zharko Basheski, born in 1957 in Prilep, is a Macedonian sculptor and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje.

His point of view in his work is human-oriented. Hence the interest of a hyper realistic approach in shaping the concept of the work, which in the theoretical projection goes beyond hyper realism. Talk about life and the world we live in.

The human condition.

In his work, there are several elements that are new to the world of sculpture and which make his latest work different. The concept, contemporary visions of the human condition through self-observation. The technical production and the use of new materials (polyester resin, poly marble, silicone, natural hair), the hyper-realistic treatment, the size of the work, the philosophical approach – which, united in one, offer a multi-layered reading Artwork.

Faculty of Fine Arts.

Currently a member of the National Accreditation and Assessment Council, UKIM Senate and Inter-University Conference. From 1999 to 2009, he headed the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts. His work has been presented in several international exhibitions. He has been the recipient of numerous awards. Much of his work can be found in private collections in the country and abroad.

 

 

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Website→  https;//zharkobasheski.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes
Sculptor, installation
Location: London (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

Born in 1974 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Richard Hughes lives and works in London. Hughes’ sculptural practice is engaged in the counterproductive act of manufacturing decay and illusion. He creates objects that evoke, through their weathered appearance, the aftermath of good times past. His pieces are carefully crafted to look like: a found piss bottle covered in dew (“Roadsider”, 2005), a moldy old sofa with mushrooms growing on it (“After the Summer of Like”, 2005). Flip-flops half buried in the ground (“The Last Drag”, 2005). Far from simple ready-mades, Hughes’ works are laborious copies of bric-a-brac. They appear as residual artifacts that epitomize the moment when suburban working-class culture enters the mainstream. Bringing with it a multitude of inappropriate objects.

 

 

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Website→  https://www.antonkerngallery.com/artists/58-richard-hughes/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal 

Painter
Location: Krakow (Poland)

 

 

 

 

 

Wilhelm Sasnal was born in 1972 in Tarnow, Poland. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow until 1999, but before that he studied architecture for two years at the Polytechnic in Krakow. During his studies, Sasnal became involved in the artistic collective called Ładnie Group. The title meant pretty or pretty and the band embraced the exact opposite aesthetic. Rather unconventional, and was active until 2000. After that Sasnal worked for advertising agencies but simultaneously produced paintings. Photographs, films. Over time, as his career developed, the artist’s work became part of the public collections of institutions such as the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

20th century propaganda.

Sasnal approaches painting as a formal exercise. He often borrows subjects from art history. Also, to 20th century propaganda and photojournalism. Avions is a dark appropriation of Alighiero Boetti’s famous airplane designs. Overturning the original pastoral optimism, Wilhelm Sasnal’s planes are engulfed in smoke as if hit by enemy fire.

High culture.

He deconstructs the hierarchy of “high culture” by filtering it through the association of mass media. Through painting, Sasnal explores his own interpretation and understanding of imagery. Her work constantly questions the space between “personal” and “public”. Thus, he strives to define individual experience within a global order of collective consciousness.

 

 

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Website→  https://www.instagram.com/wilhelm_sasnal/

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Visual artist
Location: Italy

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto was born in Biella in 1933. He began exhibiting his work in 1955. In 1960 he had his first personal exhibition at the Galleria Galatea in Turin. An investigation of the self-portrait characterizes his early work. During the two-year period 1961-1962, the first mirror paintings, which directly include the viewer and real time in the work. Open the perspective, reversing the perspective of the Renaissance that had been closed by the avant-gardes of the 20th century.

60’s.

These works soon brought Pistoletto international fame. Leading, in the sixties, to personal exhibitions in important galleries and museums in Europe and the United States. The Mirror Paintings are the basis of his later artistic production and theoretical thought.

In 1967, he won the first prize at the São Paulo Biennial, following this, the same year, he widened his field of vision by trying his hand at video art, theater and performance.

Venus with rags.

This work shows us the influence of Arte Povera on Michelangelo Pistoletto, indeed, the artist offers us a Venus revisited with so-called “poor” materials such as rags.

Recently Pistolleto to invent a sign, which takes up the mathematical sign of infinity by diverting it. He sees there his utopia, his vision of the world, this sign drawn with a continuous line calls to find a unity between Man and nature, masculine and feminine, individual and society. In particular, he remains with this sign one of the only artists who thinks that Art can and must change the world.

 

 

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Website→  http://www.pistoletto.it/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferrán Gisbert

Ferrán Gisbert

Ferrán Gisbert

Painter
Location: Spain

 

 

 

 

 

The materiality of painting in the work of Ferrán Gisbert escapes language. Meaning to claim the creative process of painting as a pure form of expression and performative intervention. The form is generic for the styling action. Using a craft brush matching the artist’s cue. The performative act is printed directly on the walls, recording the movements of the artist, full of gesture, speed and vitality.

The hand of the author.

The questions that the work of Ferran Gisbert addresses are the intention that animates the hand of the author, of any author. He is driven by the influences of the time in which he lives. The imprint left by said intention in the place, evoking the physical presence of the artist. Gestures, understood as clues that recall the maneuver of the artist. The relationship of his body in a struggle for control of the properties and proportions of the place. His work then generates a concrete way of inhabiting the intervening space when the viewer, contemplating the painting, reconstructs the corporeality of the author there.

 

 

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Website→  https://www.facebook.com/ferrangisbert.paintings

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tang Tawanwad

Tang Tawanwad

Tang Tawanwad

Photographer
Location: Thailand

 

 

 

 

Born in Chiang Mai in 1991. Tawanwad Wanavit (Tang) works as a professional cinematographer in a production company in Thailand. He first had a strong passion for street photography, which could be proven by many finalists and awards he has received over the past few years. Such as Miami Street Photography Festival. Street Photo San Francisco. London Street Photography Contest, etc.

Splashing flash.

Most of his works are presented by splashing flash techniques which eventually led him to join an international collective of street photographers called Full Frontal Flash. Besides street photography, he experimented with other areas of photography like conceptual photography. Monsters of The Shallow. A conceptual artwork showing strange human shapes and colors underwater. As Tang mentioned, the idea came from a feeling of escaping people who underwater are safe as a shelter where he could hide from any crisis. Today, Tang mainly creates street photography works. Also, he also experiments with passion in other areas of photography.

 

 

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Website→  https://tawanwad.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Visual artist
Location: Denmark/Norway

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout their careers, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset (born 1961 and 1969 in Denmark and Norway, respectively) have continually redefined the representation and experience of art. Drawing on institutional criticism of art, political science, performance and architecture. The duo produces sculptures and installations that question the feeling of familiarity with a most characteristic subversive spirit and humor.

 

 

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Website→  http://www.elmgreen-dragset.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Hans Op de Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck
Sculptor, installation
Location: Brussels (Belgium)

 

 

 

 

 

Hans Op de Beeck (BE) produces large installations. Sculptures, movies. Drawings, paintings. Photographs and texts. Her work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. He considers man as a being who depicts the world around him in a tragicomic way. Op de Beeck wants above all to stimulate the senses of the viewers and to invite them to really experience the image. Hans seeks to create a form of visual fiction that offers a moment of wonder and silence.

Sensory facilities.

Over the past twenty years, Op de Beeck has produced numerous monumental “sensory” installations. In which he evoked what he describes as “visual fictions”: deserted tactile spaces like an empty setting in which the spectator can walk or sit down. Sculpted refuges for introspection. In many of his films however, unlike these depopulated spaces, he highlights anonymous characters.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world.

 

 

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