Mab Graves is a Contemporary Pop-Surrealist artist and illustrator living and painting in a converted 1800’s tavern in a small corner of the dusty American Midwest. Her work is inspired deeply by fairy tales and old classic literature. She adores narrative. She blames this on her parents who unrelentingly read aloud to her and her three sisters as small, impressionable children. Mab’s passion for creation has been an overwhelming obsession since she could grip a crayon, at about the age of 6 months. She spent her childhood and teen years adoring graphite and pen mediums (but being very suspicious of paints) until she discovered painting in early 2009, and then it was all over. A self-taught artist, Mab’s work has been shown is galleries both nationally and internationally. Her work has been sold in more than 56 countries. Mab’s art has appeared in many print articles in books and magazines and in 2013 she published her first book of paper dolls with Dover Publishing. She currently lives, works and dreams in Indianapolis, IN.
Colin Christian is a seminal figure and influence in the POP SURREALISM movement of today’s artists. He cites his primary influences as the 1968 French – Italian Roger Vadim film “Barbarella” with Jane Fonda, 1960-70’s design, and Science Fiction and Avant Garde Fashion. Colin has exhibited his works all over the world including exhibitions in London. Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Tokyo, and has maintained a steady visibility at important art fairs such as Art Basel Miami and the Metro Show New York. Colin’s art has been published in Spectrum, Hi- Fructose and Juxtapoz magazines. He is included in many well known private collections including Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, and King Dotcom, as well as MOMA Vienna. In 2009 Kanye West commissioned Colin to produce an artwork for his “Glow in the Dark” tour. (via Stephen Romano Gallery)
” Nature, religion and the psychology of the subconscious are important sources of inspiration that I seek to unite in my artwork. I am fascinated with how humans develop elaborate connections to the natural world and how we use this to define our purpose. Some revere nature as sacred while others objectify it to suit personal desires. I am intrigued by the complexity of our thoughts and instincts, from how our fears take form in stories and visions to the variety of ways we seek to attain bliss. Using figures and symbolism with a touch of the carnivalesque, I search to illustrate humanity’s desires, phobias and our attempts to understand and control our world.” – Kelley Hensing
N.C. Winters employs artistic fist lasers to shoot creative works directly into your mindballs. He’s an artist working out of sunny San Diego, constantly drawing, painting, making webcomics, working digitally and even at times sculpting. Winters is constantly pushing out new creative content at a rate that medical professionals are less than comfortable with.
Myriam Mechita was born in 1974 in Strasbourg, France. Her studies include Diplôme national d’expression plastique – Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg (1997). She has exhibited widely in countries including New York, Paris, Australia, Germany and Holland. Since 2006, Myriam has taught at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Caen. She currently lives and works in Paris and is represented by Greenaway Art Gallery in Australia.
Nicomi “Nix” Turner is a San Francisco based illustrator, recognized for her intricately detailed botanical-scapes, Esotericsymbolism, provocative renderings of The Sacred Feminine, and “Anatomical Deconstructionism”. Her works are created using graphite on paper in a way that has been described as a rare talent for manipulating and “painting” with the basic medium.
” Inspired by my travels, naturalistic illustrations, Naive Art, childhood memories, legends and folklore, I create colorful watercolor artworks on paper, characters cut out of wood, painted murals and intricate patterns and illustrations for clients allover the world.” – Aitch
Joe Hengst was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991. He started his schooling at Columbus College of Art and Design and received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. He is currently living and working in San Francisco.
The women who populate Scott Rohlfs‘ acrylic paintings are a fusion of the artist’s personal experiences and influences. His women exist in a realm of moody atmospheres, tattoo-inspired couture and pop cultural elements. Rohlfs combines classic realism with an element of distortion when painting, resulting in surreal imagery. The eyes of his subjects are often the focal points of his work, imbued with an arresting quality. Rohlfs describes his figures as, “a reflection of myself and whatever mood I am in at the time.” Rohlfs’ produces a great amount of work and has sold hundreds of paintings throughout the US and abroad. (via Distinction Gallery)