Phyllida barlow Visual artist Location: London (UK)
Barlow was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. She studied fine arts at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1960-63) and Slade (1963-66). She is known for her large, towering sculptures made of what she calls “shit” materials. Such as; plywood. Plaster. Cement. Polystyrene. Spray paint, PVA. Canvas. Cardboard. Felt and rubber. Barlow’s influential teaching career spanned forty years. This allowed him to work in art schools in Bristol, Brighton. Chelsea. Camberwell and Slade. Her students included contemporary artists Rachel Whiteread. Tacita Dean. Douglas Gordon and Martin Creed. Barlow lives and works in London.
His work focuses on the body and the story it tells of its existence. Phoebe imprints on the cycle of human life and on the vulnerability of the body, as untamable as we seem. She was pierced by my own body and the bodies of others, especially those who have been marginalized by our society. Also, she is interested in the way society sees women. In particular, during life, from childhood to fertility through infertility. Attracted by the traction belt of the muscles, the skin both tight and loose. The bone support that is most clearly revealed by the elderly. Truncation is a theme of his work because of its power and cultural relevance that society wants to see. What is she hiding and excising.
It is opposed to the concept of the ideal body.
How does the truncation reveal how women’s bodies are discussed in parts and pieces? With clay, she is able to edit and shape what is integral to the story. Then, she opposes the concept of the ideal body. As shown in sculpture throughout history and throughout life. Especially since in our culture the ideal body seems to be the only one that is truly authorized. Even for the ideal female body, this permission comes from those in power, not from the woman herself. Body portraits reflect the world that rises around each of our bodies. In a unique and changing way over time. The body is a commentary on the world around it.
Florence University of the Arts in Italy.
Phoebe Scott is a figurative sculptor who is currently a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at Indiana University. Having obtained his bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Phoebe Scott has been involved in projects with HandsHouse Studio. She studied drawing and painting at the University of the Arts in Florence in Italy. And studied under Christina Mastrangelo at the Wethersfield Academy of the Arts. She was artist in residence at c.r.e.t.a. Rome, as well as A.I.R. Vallauris in the south of France. His most recent residence was at the Worcester Center for Crafts.
Mixed-Media, Sculptor, Installation Location : New York (US)
Through my work I strive to articulate overlapping systems. Hierarchical structures. And the polarity of power dynamics. I am always searching to understand the movement of power. By tracing the violence that occurs when power structures collide. I draw inspiration from sources such as geopolitics. History. Pop culture. Ecology, and parapsychology. I often overlap different methodologies from multiple disciplines. Until new perspectives emerge. So that I can construct visual poetries to reveal and examine the systematic violence of our time.
Graham Dean has exhibited internationally for over 25 years and his work is part of numerous private and public collections around the world. He lives and works in Brighton, England.
Dean considers the human body as “an enclosure for the emotions”. thus, his characters represent vessels that contain both ideas and emotions. Following Reich’s research on “armor”, Dean sees the body as “a memory bank: a thinking body. As the world becomes more and more congested, so will the bodies of the peoples ”. These central themes were the basis of his first solo exhibition at Waterhouse & Dodd. Subsequent exhibitions continued the exploration of the human condition and our relationship to our own environment. Using a technique he calls “reverse archeology”. Graham Dean reinvents the traditional uses of watercolor to achieve a unique technique. Contrasting coats of paint are applied separately on heavy handmade South Indian paper.
Aaron Garber-Maikovska Painter Location: Los Angeles (US)
Los Angeles-based Aaron Garber-Maikovska is a multimedia artist whose work encompasses painting. The drawing. Sculpture and video. His style is marked by frenzied and expressive lines and colors. Perhaps taking the form of a letter, sign, portrait, comic book, or even calligraphy. These paintings seem illegible, almost cryptic. With lines and colors fading and out of sync. The viewer can attempt to examine the meaning of Garber-Maikovska’s work. However, the artist’s goal is to convey new modes of communication through gesture.
Visually, the paintings have bravado and a frivolous sense of movement and rhythm. From previous examples, with bold black lines, to later works. With a chaotic use of paint and pastel. Garber-Maikovska has an idiosyncratic approach that really stands out.
Liz Atkin Art therapist, Artist, Consultant, Maker Location: London (UK)
I am a visual artist based in London. Physicality underpins a creative practice with my skin. As a primary source for corporeal artwork and imaginative transformation. Compulsive Skin Picking dominated my life for more than 20 years. But through a background in dance and theatre. I also confronted the condition to harness creative repair and recovery. Also, I create intimate artworks. Photographs and performances exploring the body. Focused repetitive behaviour of skin picking.
I have exhibited and performed my work in therapuetic settings. Galleries and venues in the UK. Australia. USA and Japan. I aspire to de-stigmatise Compulsive Skin Picking. Raise awareness and advocate recovery through public talks. My story and art has been profiled on BBC World Service Outlook.BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, and BBC Arabic. TV’s art programme Afaq. My studio is on Havelock Walk in South London. Finally, a creative community of sculptors, painters, designers. Photographers and other visual artists.
Rosie James Artist, Maker, Researcher, Teacher Location : Rochester (UK)
I take my first point of reference from crowds and large gatherings of people. Looking for the detail in the ordinary but also the commonality within the group. Photo are used to still movement and to reveal details. Hence, these photographs are then used to create drawings. I sew these drawings onto fabric using a sewing machine. I use transparent fabric and I leave loose threads. Thus revealing and celebrating the process of sewing. Transparent cloth alllows me to layer the drawings on top of each other. So to build up a crowd which allows us to see through it. My work also includes screen printed buildings, windows, roofs and skylines. These elements create a sense of atmosphere and build links between the people and their location. The black line of the thread is a seductive one, raised from the surface it is tactile and sightly fuzzy at the edges, velvety. This is one of the things that draws me to the sewing machine rather than the pencil.
Evaldas Gulbinas Sculptor, tattoo artist Location: London (United Kingdom)
Born in Lithuania, currently lives and works in London, UK. Back in Lithuania, Evaldas completed two art schools. Subsequently, he moved to London, UK. Evaldas Gulbinas graduated from West Thames College in Foundation of Art and Design. Also, from the University of Westminster with a BA in Fine Arts and Mixed Media. Currently, Evaldas is studying for a Masters of Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts in London. In addition, during his university studies, he successfully worked in different tattoo parlors.
Cristina is an award-winning photographer based in Italy. Specialized in creative and artistic photography. She lived her childhood in an artistic environment. She enjoys exploring the complex relationship between subject and environment. Also, she has collaborated with a variety of magazines and brands. His works have been exhibited at Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan. Then at Leica Gallery in Milan. Somerset House London. Milan base for the PhotoVogue Festival 2016. Santa Maria della Scala in Siena. Contact photography Festival Toronto to name a few.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MACS)
Cristina Coral’s works have been published and featured in several magazines such as Vogue.it. Metal. Huffington Post. The eye. Ignorant. Einaudi. Kinfolk. Marie Claire house. GUP. WSI and many more. One of his works is part of the permanent collection of the MACS Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily and some of his works are part of the Fototeca Briganti Museo Santa Maria della Scala di Siena. Among his distinctions are: two gold medals. Honorable mentions at Px3 Paris. An honorable mention to IPA and SIPA and a photography grant. Winner of The Uncanny contest from Gregory Crewdson and Vogue Italia. Selected for Sony World Photography Awards and Alpha Female Award 2020.
David Zinn has been creating original works of art in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1987. For over twenty years he has freelance work for a wide variety of commercial clients while simultaneously introducing “useless” art. In the world at large. His professional commissions included theatrical posters. Company logos. Educational cartoons. Landfill murals. Environmental superheroes. Hand painted corporate allegories and dump trucks. His less practical designs involved coasters. Restaurant placemats. Cake icing and snow. Now, thanks to the temptations of a sidewalk chalk box on an unusually sunny day, Mr. Zinn is known the world over for the art he creates under his feet.
David’s temporary street drawings are composed entirely of chalk. Charcoal and found objects. His drawings are always improvised on the spot thanks to a process called “pareidolic anamorphosis” or “anamorphic pareidolia”. Most of its creatures appear on Michigan sidewalks. But many have surfaced as far as the subway platforms in Manhattan. Village squares in Sweden and street corners in Taiwan. It has gained worldwide notoriety through sharing on Facebook pages. Instagram. Huffington Post. Graffiti Art Magazine. Bored Panda. Central China Television. Street Art Utopia and Endless Geyser of Awesome by Archie McPhee. His most frequent characters are Sluggo (a bright green monster with rod eyes and irreverent habits). Philomena (a phlegmatic flying pig), but thediversity of Mr. Zinn’s menagerie seems to be limited only by the size of the sidewalk and the spirit of the day.